What we must learn from our past
I was as big a fan of Mitt Romney as any other fanboy. I am not a Mormon but I’ve supported Mitt since 2007 for his pragmatism, intelligence, and ability to govern in a hostile environment. Despite my oft proclaimed support for what he’d been doing in this campaign, a lot of what he did made me cringe. But what made me cringe is actually | Read More »
CNN final poll 49-49 D+11 Electorate
Like probably some of you, these days I alternate between hope and despair. I obsessively wait for the polls, and turn away in disgust as the new batches roll in. The amount of new D-affiliated pollsters using their surveys as psychological warfare, along with willing statistical wizards ready to utilize those polls to demoralize our side, has been tremendously sapping of my willpower. With less | Read More »
PPP’s new Iowa poll illustrates everything that is wrong with their polling
PPP just came out (7:30pm EST) with their new poll of Iowa. Obama leads Romney 49%-48%. “Obama’s up 64/35 with those who’ve already voted in Iowa, Romney up 54/42 with those yet to cast their ballots” At least they are honest about publishing their internals (pdf). This poll’s sample consists of Democrats 41% Republicans 34% Independents 25%. So I decided to compare this poll sample to | Read More »
Gallup Romney 50% – Obama 46% (LV)
I think this might be the first time Romney reached the 50% mark in any major poll the whole campaign. Yesterday it was 49-47. I am getting that tingle working up my leg. The Left is starting a major freakout.
ABC/WP New National Poll Obama 49-46 (LV) but…
So in their new poll Obama is leading 49-46 (LV) and 50-43 (RV). I immediately glanced at the partisan breakdown and was not disappointed… What a joke. RV – Dem 34%, Rep 25% LV – Dem 35% Rep 26%. If they think this is how election will go, then let them show whatever numbers they want. But this poll is a joke.
“The private sector is doing fine.”
From today’s press conference: “We’ve created 4.3 million jobs over the past 27 months. The private sector is doing fine. Where we’re seeing problems is with state and local government.” What else do you need to know? The unemployment is 8.2%. The GDP is going down. The private sector is doing fine.
Newt Gingrich to drop out next week, endorse Romney
From CNN: Newt Gingrich will officially end his bid for the Republican presidential nomination and formally express his support for Mitt Romney next week, two sources close to Gingrich tell CNN. Not much to say here. It was well overdue but glad to have him along. Newt Gingrich, no matter my dislike for his 2012 campaign, had and will always be my first Conservative hero | Read More »
CNN Poll: Romney 57% Gingrich 19% Paul 18%
Just a brief confirmation of the ending of the primary season. PDF is here. CNN March 24-25 Romney 36% Santorum 26% Gingrich 15% Paul 17% CNN April 13-15 Romney 57% Gingrich 19% Paul 18% Virtually all Santorum’s support went to Romney. Let the general campaign start. Update: As to some who keep saying that Romney is unelectable, here is a nice snapshot of general | Read More »
Rick Santorum trolls the GOP – prefers Obama to Mitt Romney
“True” Conservative Rick Santorum suggested that it might be better for us to stick with President Obama than going with Mitt Romney. I guess Leftist destruction of the country is better than electing a fellow republican. In reaching a new low Santorum said: “You win by giving people a choice. You win by giving people the opportunity to see a different vision for our country, | Read More »
Marines asked to disarm before Leon Panetta speech
From NBC: In a highly unusual move, around 200 U.S. Marines were asked to leave their weapons outside the tent where U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta was set to speak during his trip to Afghanistan on Wednesday. Although the military said the order was not given in response to Sunday’s shooting of 16 Afghan civilians allegedly by an American soldier, it possibly underlined how high | Read More »
2 New Alabama polls show real Romney momentum
First Poll done by Alabama State is quite outdated from 3/1 show Santorum with a small lead: Romney 19, Santorum 23, Gingrich 14, Paul However 2nd poll done from 3/1 through 3/6 by the Alabama Education Association shows Romney with a decent lead with Santorum and Gingrich tied for 2nd. Romney 31, Santorum 22, Gingrich 21, Paul 7 Conventional wisdom has been that Gingrich and | Read More »
Rush is in trouble and what are we doing about it?
There is a coordinated effort happening as we speak to destroy Rush Limbaugh. The Left is working overtime, contacting all of Rush’s advertisers, and is actually having considerable success. Proflowers and Carbonite are just the latest in this battle. But what are doing to help defend Rush??? I understood the point that Rush was trying to make, but thought it was not a good move | Read More »
Democrats are trying to push Santorum over the top in Michigan
It’s becoming more and more evident that Democrats, including Democrat party machine, are trying to sabotage the election in Michigan in favor of Santorum. Clearly they’ve decided, and with good reasons, that Santorum would be a much weaker General Election opponent, or even if he doesn’t win, a Michigan win would further bloody Romney, and delay the nomination victory. From DailyKos (Democratic Meddling leads to | Read More »
Take heart Romney supporters – it’s almost over.
If Mitt wins both Arizona and Michigan, Super Tuesday will be much more tilted towards him and the race will be over. It’s possible that Santorum will win here and there, but like Florida in ’08, Michigan is the last chance for someone to completely unseat the frontrunner. The last polls are heading Mitt’s way. Today’s Rasmussen from Michigan is Romney 40, Santorum 34, Paul 10, | Read More »
An ad Romney needs to run
All Mitt needs to run is this: First 10 seconds – Obama talking about economy, jobs, taxes, Europe. Next 20 seconds – Santorum talking about contraception, protestant churches, gay marriage, the devil, women in the workplace. Finishing this ad you can go in multiple directions – but something to the effect of – is this how you want to defeat Obama in 2012? Santorum is | Read More »
Romney leads in Colorado, Santorum in Minnesota and Missouri
PPP just came out with a trio of new polls for the contests today. I did not anticipate Santorum to keep his lead considering the national polls show him firmly in 3rd place, with Mitt being far ahead. CO-2012 Caucus: 37% Romney, 27% Santorum, 21% Gingrich, 13% Paul (PPP 2/4-6) MN-2012 Caucus: 33% Santorum, 24% Romney, 22% Gingrich, 20% Paul (PPP 2/4-6) MO-2012 Primary: 45% Santorum, 32% | Read More »
Are Santorum and Paul fighting to be Romney’s VP?
I’ve thought about this for a while and until tonight was only thinking of Santorum. Santorum is not really a viable presidential candidate. He is a big government conservative which is not a major problem for electability (see GWB), and he is also too conservative socially to frighten many of the centrist voters away. I think he would lose to Obama in a landslide. But | Read More »
Asking us to support your candidate by denigrating ours.
I’ve supported Romney from the start of the primary season. However I’ve felt good about other candidates and flirted with switching my #1 many times. Like many other conservative republicans (yeah yeah I am somewhat socially moderate but I do support social conservatives with no problems) I’ve desired the most conservative possible candidate that was also intelligent, viable, and attractive to the American electorate. Thus | Read More »
New NBC/Marist Poll in FL – Romney ahead by 15.
Romney leads Newt Gingrich by 15 points, 42 percent to 27 percent in the crucial state. Rick Santorum is third with 16 percent, followed by Ron Paul with 11 percent. Just 4 percent said they were undecided. A New NBC/Marist Poll in FL shows that Mitt Romney is potentially heading to a crushing victory. There is a big gender gap, and Romney is running even with Gingrich among Tea Party supporters. | Read More »
This is what Newt’s Campaign Degenerated to
The great defender of Medicare (Newt Gingrich is a man of many hats) strikes with a despicable new ad in Florida, full of unproven allegations directed at Romney. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=jVUQuJDEs04#! Really Newt? Newt already sank pretty low with his Bain documentary, full of misleading information, but this current piece of trash designed specifically for Florida stinks of desperation and of a unscrupulous mindset that should be | Read More »