Patchwork Nation

  • February 8, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Former Sen. Rick Santorum speaks to supporters Tuesday in St. Charles, Mo.; Photo by Whitney Curtis/Getty Images So what exactly happened Tuesday night? Suddenly former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum has reemerged from the pack to claim the Republican spotlight with … Continue reading

  • February 1, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    With a dominating win in Florida, the Romney campaign moves forward with a nice push of momentum into February. And now, well, who knows? The one certainty of the 2012 presidential campaign thus far is its uncertainty. It wasn’t long … Continue reading

  • January 31, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally Monday in Dunedin, Fla. Photo by Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images. The game of presidential see-saw the GOP has been playing in 2012 continues Tuesday night in Florida. A short 10 days ago former House speaker … Continue reading

  • January 18, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman leaves a campaign stop at Crosby’s Bakery on Jan. 9 in Nashua, N.H.; Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images Nashua, N.H. | When you have been down a long time, as the U.S. economy has been, … Continue reading

  • January 11, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Mitt Romney had a lot of advantages going into New Hampshire — from residency to voter demographics — and in the end it all showed up on Tuesday night. The former Massachusetts governor won nine of the state’s 10 counties. … Continue reading

  • January 10, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    If you were devising a state where GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney could do well in a vote, it would probably look a lot like New Hampshire. Romney was the governor of Massachusetts, which sits next door. He has a … Continue reading

  • January 4, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Everyone will talk about who won in Iowa. But the real story out of the state is the sharp divide in the vote — and one that might be expected. We wrote earlier that the most likely result out of … Continue reading

  • January 3, 2012   BY Dante Chinni  

    Iowans listen to Texas Rep. Ron Paul last week during a town hall meeting at the Sioux Center Public Library. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. Everyone likes to win, but sometimes it’s better to finish second. Up in the northwest … Continue reading

  • December 30, 2011   BY Lee Banville  

    Weather-beaten farm buildings stand along Highway 6 in Marengo, Iowa. Marengo is located in one of Iowa’s many “Emptying Nest” counties, where Republican presidential candidates are seeking support in next week’s all-important Iowa Caucuses; photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images As … Continue reading

  • December 27, 2011   BY Dante Chinni  

    President Obama speaks in the White House Rose Garden; file photo by Jim WatsonAFP/Getty Images. Barack Obama has not had an easy ride as president. He took office as the economy was collapsing on many fronts — spikes in home … Continue reading