Some have argued that there is a historical bias against political parties holding on to the White House for more than two terms. As with most commonly held ideas, that simply isn’t true.
'Private sins' usually matter far less than 'public virtues' in presidents. Whether in Iowa or New Hampshire, voters must weigh how Romney, Gingrich, or any other candidate has behaved in public life. Look for the qualities of courage, self-control, wisdom, and justice.
The Internet has already had a profound effect on national campaign finance. Now, it is beginning to impact local politics, too.