Please forgive the brevity of this post. It’s intended as more of a news item than a posting of analysis. According to my sources, former Arkansas governer Mike Huckabee is seriously considering venturing back into the GOP 2012 presidential race. If he decides to do so, he’ll likely announce within the week. ANALYSIS As RedState’s likely staunchest Huckabee supporter in 2008, I have mixed feelings | Read More »
The most recent Zogby poll of likely GOP primary voters shows Herman Cain has rocketed from relative obscurity to the most preferred candidate (19%), ahead of Chris Christie (16%), and Mitt Romney (11 percent). http://www.zogby.com/news/2011/05/23/ibope-zogby-poll-cain-passes-christie-among-gop-primary-voters-no-one-gop-field-leads-obama-/ In addition, Gallup is now reporting that Cain’s positive intensity is stronger than other GOP candidates and prospects. http://www.gallup.com/poll/147782/Herman-Cain-Begins-Race-High-Positive-Intensity.aspx It is not surprising that the mainstream media haven’t picked up | Read More »
Palin More Popular in Northeast? Huckabee Polls Best Against Obama?
The Rasmussen polls released yesterday reported on Mitt Romney’s and Sarah Palin’s competitive state against President Obama in 2012. Another reputable polling outfit, Public Policy, released its latest poll yesterday, with some interesting results: http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_National_720.pdf Among other things, Sarah Palin appears to be more popular among Northeastern Republicans than in other parts of the country. http://publicpolicypolling.blogspot.com/2009/07/notes-on-palin-and-gop.html And, among four potential GOP contenders (Romney, Palin, Huckabee | Read More »
Hugh Hewitt’s “Mormon in the Fair Tax White House Fantasy”
I remember three years ago when I first discovered Hugh Hewitt’s radio show during my long drive home each evening. It was a breath of fresh air. Here was a highly intellectual conservative host dealing with substantive issues in a deep fashion. His show became a high point of my day. Then came the 2008 GOP Primaries. Hugh wrote a book, A Mormon in the | Read More »
BHAG’s for the 2012 GOP Contenders
“BHAG’s”…or, “Big, Hairy, Audacious Goals” each of the early 2012 GOP Presidential prospects must do to significantly advance their cause: 1) Mike Huckabee: Win over the Club for Growth. 2) Sarah Palin: Somehow, through self-appointment or the 2010 election, become one of Alaska’s senators providing her with more exposure and involvement in national and international political issues. 3) Mitt Romney: Donate 80% of his fortune | Read More »