Alex Conant

A Long List of Republicans Who Have Yet to Endorse Mitt Romney

Given that Mitt Romney is ostensibly the “establishment candidate” of his party, it’s surprising to see just how much of the Republican establishment has refrained from endorsing him. And that reticence is now starting to take its toll: There’s little doubt that if Republican elites more consistently rallied around Mitt, he could probably be spared an even longer, more dragged-out primary.

Tim Pawlenty And The Birthers
March 10, 2011

The reason Republicans tiptoe so carefully around the birther question is that birthers constitute a significant portion of the Republican base.

Is Axelrod A P.r. Liability?
April 07, 2009

If Alex Conant can help it, yes, as this piece the former RNC press secretary wrote for Politico makes clear. But the weird thing about Conant's article attacking David Axelrod is its strained use of the passive voice. To wit: Axelrod is now a pillar for Barack Obama, but he will likely become a lightning rod for public concern. The public is naturally leery of Machiavellian advisers inside the White House, yet that’s exactly Axelrod’s function.