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Perry unsure of ‘path forward’ for campaign

After coming in nearly last in the Iowa caucuses last night, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) said he would return home to reassess his campaign for the presidency, implying that the end might be near for the candidate. “With the voters’ decision tonight in Iowa, I’ve decided to return to…

Gore: Iowa caucuses ‘a good night for Barack Obama’

Hours before the election was called for former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former Vice President Al Gore called the race … For President Barack Obama. “It’s kind of a cliche, I guess, but the bottom line for me was that this was a good night for Barack Obama. I think…

Ron Paul: Third in Iowa ‘nothing to be ashamed of’

At the Courtyard Marriott hotel in Ankeny, Texas Rep. Ron Paul (R) praised his supporters on Tuesday night after finishing third in the Iowa caucuses. “Tonight we are coming out of an election with essentially three winners, three top vote-getters,” he said in reference to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and…

Maddow: Ron Paul supporters are human beings

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow on Tuesday noted that no Republican president candidate had tried to compete with Ron Paul’s loyal base, even though they were voters just like any others. “It’s like he doesn’t have corporeal form,” she said. “There is never a discussion of whether or not any other…

MSNBC contributor: ‘Rick Santorum is a homophobe and a bigot’

A regular MSNBC contributor says people should stop beating around the bush and just call Rick Santorum what he is. In a discussion on Tuesday about who would win the Iowa caucuses, United Republic senior strategist Jimmy Williams lashed out at the Republican presidential candidate for being “a homophobe and…

Perry calls Romney ‘the magnet’ for undocumented immigrants

During an interview with Fox News on Tuesday morning, Texas Governor Rick Perry accused presidential rival Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, of being a “magnet” for undocumented immigrants. “I think I went after Romney rather stringently when we were in the debates,” Perry explained, giving reason why he’s been…

Gingrich: Romney is a ‘liar,’ but I could support him

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich insisted on Tuesday that that fellow candidate Mitt Romney was a “liar,” but could support him over Barack Obama if the former Massachusetts governor became the eventual Republican nominee. At a Monday campaign event, Gingrich, who is running very few ads because of sluggish fundraising,…

Frank: Dems’ slogan should be ‘We’re not perfect, but they’re nuts’

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) provided his party a colorful new campaign slogan for 2012 during an appearance on MSNBC Monday night. Appearing on The Last Word, Frank reacted to a montage of lofty promise made by GOP presidential candidates on the campaign trail, labeling them “wacky.” Targeting a contrast between…

Alan Colmes mocks Rick Santorum for ‘playing’ with his dead baby

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum and his wife Karen have reportedly accepted the apology of a Fox News contributor who mocked them for taking their dead baby home, where he said they “played” with it. During a segment on Fox News Monday, Alan Colmes told host Jon Scott that Santorum’s…

Chris Matthews: Iowa caucuses shaping up to be ‘a victory of dollars over democracy’

MSNBC host Chris Matthews blasted multimillionaire Mitt Romney on his show Monday night, just a day before the first-in-the-nation Iowa caucuses. “This Republican caucus in Iowa has the looks of a travesty,” he said. “A victory of dollars over democracy, financial equity over equality. Romney is destroying the only opponent…

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