Mr. Towery served as the chairman of former Speaker Newt Gingrich's political organization from 1992 until Gingrich left Congress. He is a former Georgia state representative, the author of several books and currently heads the polling and political information firm InsiderAdvantage.
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  • It is time for Republicans to step up to the plate

    It is time for Newt Gingrich to lend his mind to the next likely Republican nominee for president — Mitt Romney.

  • It’s Beck’s Rally, but Hannity’s War

    Collective voices are gaining momentum in the conservative movement. Praise goes out to Sean Hannity, Glen Beck and Rush Limbaugh for their undying support and success.

  • America Free Falling

    Political animosity is directed at Democrats, and at the same time Republicans. Hidden fees and costs in reform bills cause finnanciers to despise Obama.

  • Gingrich Presidential Run Might Make More Sense than Some Pundits Think

    A Gingrich run is more plausible than many think. Depending on an assortment of factors, it could just work for the Republican Party.

  • Obama Making Carter Years look Like Paradise

    Obama appears headstrong in his determination to show the nation what a disastrous presidency looks like.

  • Americans’ Opinion of Obama’s “Change” Promise Is Itself Changing

    If the MSNBC crowd calls a Democratic president’s speech ineffective, there must be plenty of dejection and disillusionment among the usually supportive fans of Obama.

  • Same Pundits, Same Hypocrisy

    Does it really matter what the Washington pundits say? Yes and no.

  • What Are the Democrats Smoking? Now a Value-Added Tax

    Not only is the president talking a VAT, but Henry Waxman is saying that now is the perfect time to consider cap-and-trade legislation.

  • America’s Work Ethic Going the Way of France

    With so many people unemployed and needing a job, I can’t help but wonder: Why are so many employed friends and associates of mine not working this week? This brings to mind the French. They essentially close down their country | Read More »

  • Catholic Church Needs To “Redshirt” Priests

    No amount of public relations could possibly solve the controversy surrounding Catholicism at this moment.

  • The Real Issue That Can Turn Congress Upside Down in November

    That’s right, the Democrats did pass a health care bill that a plurality of Americans opposed. And it is in so many ways an awful piece of jumbled-up law. But it will not be the wedge issue that can in | Read More »

  • Obama Approval Ratings Ready for a Dive

    If you like red meat, then this column might not have enough blood in it for your taste. But if you want less opinion and more analysis that’s based on a pollster’s experience, then read on. It might provide you | Read More »

  • Memo to President Obama: Why You Are Losing Public Support

    It’s easy to attack a leader. And yet President Obama says he wants input from Republicans. When I was politically active, including nationally, I was heavily involved on the GOP side of things. So here’s a constructive memorandum to the | Read More »

  • Vulnerable Crist May Be GOP’s Test Case

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — Several months back, I suggested that Florida Gov. Charlie Crist was the perfect moderate politician to help bring independent voters back to the Republican Party. Crist had just announced his plans to skip a second term as | Read More »

  • Delta Deal Not Riding So High in Its Own Hometown

    ATLANTA — Residents of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Memphis and dozens of other cities around the nation who are opposed to the merger of Atlanta-based Delta Airlines with Northwest Airlines may be shocked to learn that less than 50 percent of Georgians | Read More »

  • Pitifully Biased Media Stung Again By Clinton Win in Pennsylvania

    As our InsiderAdvantage polling showed over the past week, there was never any doubt that Hillary Clinton would win the Pennsylvania Democratic Primary by a margin of between 7 and 10 points. That, my friends, is a big win. But | Read More »

  • End Withholding, and Let Buffet and Gates Pay The Difference

    This column isn’t going to read very profound or intellectual. And I’m sure others have written before what I’m writing again now. But read on, and let’s have a little fun. During this tax-filing week, I’ve overheard the annoyed mutterings | Read More »

  • Rino Rage

    In last week’s column I suggested that John McCain might be given “the (Bob) Dole” treatment by party insiders — halfhearted support, in other words. That led to the usual emails from around the country. Nothing wrong with that, of | Read More »

  • Will McCain Be Given The Bob Dole Treatment?

    As Hillary Clinton starts to fade away, or so it appears, John McCain faces both new obstacles and opportunities in his quest for the White House. The question is, will he be “helped” in the same way Bob Dole was | Read More »

  • Obama Poll Misleading, Flawed and Biased

    Last week I wrote that it would be hard to determine the political impact of either Barack Obama’s pastor’s comments, or Obama’s subsequent speech about those various comments. I also wrote that our own polling firm would attempt to measure | Read More »