Forget the polls: Iowa is still up for grabs
With 21 days to go before the Iowa caucuses, Newt has emerged as the clear front-runner but 55% of likely caucus-goers say that they could change their minds between now and January 3. It is easy to construct a scenario in which you can throw a blanket over all six contenders with everyone getting to 14% – 15% and the winner emerging with 20% – | Read More »
A Scary Thought: Ron Paul
As Cain falls and Gingrich rises, here’s a frightening possibility: Ron Paul may become the next anti-Romney candidate. Before you dismiss this thought, consider that the latest Bloomberg News Iowa poll has Paul in second place at 19%, just behind Herman Cain at 20% and ahead of Romney (18%) and Gingrich (17%). Yes, it’s a statistical tie, but as Cain’s numbers continue to recede (which | Read More »
The Third Ticket out of Iowa
With only ten weeks until the Iowa caucuses, attention will now more and more focus on what’s happening in Iowa as opposed to the national stage. After all, on January 3rd, Iowa will winnow the crowded field down to only three viable candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. The rest of the candidates will crash and burn in the corn fields west of Des Moines. | Read More »
Can Newt win the nomination?
Newt Gingrich is in third place in the latest Iowa Insider Advantage Poll: Cain, Romney, and Gingrich. Bachmann and Paul are nipping at his heels, but Perry has fallen like a rock. If Gingrich can actually pull off a third place finish in Iowa, it will be the major news story coming out of the caucuses. And there are only 3 candidates who will get | Read More »
Can Newt win the nomination?
Newt Gingrich is in third place in the latest Iowa Insider Advantage Poll. Cain, Romney, and Gingrich. Bachmann and Paul are nipping at his heels, but Perry has fallen like a rock. If Gingrich can actually pull off a third place finish in Iowa, it will be the major news story coming out of the caucuses. And there are only 3 candidates who will get | Read More »
Jeremiah Wright, Mitt Romney, Robert Jeffress and Barack Obama
What do these four men have in common–they all consider themselves to be Christians. But then so do 84% of all adult Americans according to a recent survey by the Barna Group. In fact, the above listing points out the fact that calling oneself a “Christian” no longer carries any real meaning in the United States. Virtually anyone can lay claim to the title even | Read More »
Rick Perry and the HPV vaccine: Trying to save lives
Rick Perry’s position on the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccine may be unpopular with some conservatives and it may be seen as an opportunity for political gain by some opponents, but his decision to require 11 – 12 year old females enrolled in public schools to be vaccinated for the HP virus was both morally correct and within the school law tradition regarding vaccinations. Let’s | Read More »
Don’t just do something, stand there.
Memo to Congress: Please come back from your vacation rested, relaxed and prepared to do nothing. And Mr. President: Now that Hurricane Irene is over and the recovery well in hand, you can go back to Martha’s Vineyard and stay there until — let’s say next January when it’s time to deliver another State of the Union Address. Just forget that big “Jobs” speech you’ve | Read More »
What the state polls are saying: Bad news for Bachmann and Palin
Since the Ames straw poll and Rick Perry’s announcement, polls have been released for 8 primary or caucus states. The states included are Iowa, New Hampshire, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Colorado, Wisconsin, and North Carolina. These polls show Rick Perry and Mitt Romney taking 1st and 2nd places in 7 of the 8 states. Perry leads in Iowa, Georgia and Wisconsin (where he is tied with | Read More »
Rasmussen and Gallup agree: Ron Paul could beat Obama
Obama and Ron Paul are in a virtual dead heat in the latest Rasmussen Poll with Obama at 39% to Paul’s 38%. The poll has a +/- 4% margin of error. Paul defeats Obama by 10% among independent voters–43% to 33%. Paul’s low showing is because only 61% of Republicans would vote for him. If he received significant Republican support, he would be significantly ahead | Read More »