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 »
You know Obama is in trouble, when Ron Paul is within the margin of error
The latest Gallup poll has Obama narrowly beating Ron Paul by 47 to 45, which is well within the poll’s margin of error ( +/- 4%). Obama loses to Romney, 46 to 48. He ties with Rick Perry 47 to 47. Bachmann does the worse against Obama losing 48 to 44. Given the margin of error, there is virtually no difference between any of the | Read More »
“And the Vice President is . . .”: one of these 10 governors/former governors
Reguardless of who the Republican nominee for President turns ought to be, the Vice Presidential nominee ought to be selected from the very broad pool of highly qualified Republican governors. The Republican ticket this fall needs to run against Washington, and not just Obama. The Presidential candidate is guaranteed to be an “outsider”, even if its Michele Bachmann. Here are 10 picks for VP, | Read More »
Sneak Preview: 10 Proposals that you will find in the Obama “Jobs” Program
10. Extend unemployment benefits for another 12 months to the long-term unemployed. 9. Expand eligibility for food stamps to 2x the poverty rate for a family of 4. 8. Hire more government workers. 7. Create an infrastructure bank that can borrow money for the government without calling it part of the national debt. 6. Extend the Obama tax credits that are set to expire on | Read More »
Don’t count Ron Paul out
No, Ron Paul isn’t going to get the Republican nomination. And, no, I haven’t gotten crazy or turned into a paulbot. It’s just that those who think Ron Paul 2012 is Ron Paul 2008 aren’t in touch with reality either. After the events of this weekend, the Republican nomination contest has narrowed to three candidates: Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry. One of these | Read More »
And then there were four–Republican Presidential candidates
The events of yesterday in Charleston and Ames have left Republican voters with a choice between four candidates–Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, and Mitt Romney (alphabetical order). While some might leave Ron Paul off this list, his strong 2nd place finish in Ames, as well as his ranking in the polls, means that he gets to soldier on through the first round of primary | Read More »
Obamacare is unconstitutional–duh.
The U. S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in Atlanta ruled today that the individual mandate, which is the heart of Obamacare, is unconstitutional. The 11th Circuit was hearing the appeal of the case brought by 26 states. The court did not, however, throw out the entire Affordable Care Act, choosing instead to severe the individual mandate from the rest of the law. | Read More »
Stick a fork in Michelle Bachmann, she’s done.
I like Michelle Bachmann. She’s smart. She’s right on the issues (mostly). She’s feisty. She’s well-informed. She stands her ground. She’s not going to be President. In fact, she’s not going to be the Republican nominee for President. The best she can hope for is the Vice Presidential nomination, but that is also highly unlikely. Her performance in the debate last night was terrible. First | Read More »
At the risk of sounding unpatriotic, why should veterans get job preferences?
The President has no sense of irony. One day he is excoriating Republicans for refusing to eliminate “spending through the tax code”, and the next he is proposing a new government program of “spending through the tax code”–because that indeed is what his proposal to give businesses a $2400/$4800 tax credit for hiring veterans, preferable unemployed veterans, is. Please explain to me how we are | Read More »