Santorum Did Not Expect This
I’m at the Santorum event tonight in Iowa. Nate Silver at the New York Times says we should not be surprised by a Santorum win, and I would not be surprised by a Santorum win. It is very possible based on the strength of evangelicals showing up across Iowa today to organize and get to the caucuses tonight.. These people really, really do not want | Read More »
The Huntsman Buzz In Iowa
I think it was a big mistake for Huntsman to write off Iowa. Today I am convinced of it. Every time the subject come up with Iowans I encounter, not to mention other conservatives here for the Hawkeye Caucii, they lament what might have been Jon Huntsman. While I have issues with his record as Governor, it is much more conservative than Mitt Romney’s and | Read More »
What To Expect Tonight
You might think it will be a very slow process tonight given the speeches and the paper ballot counting. But actually the voting should move along quickly and we should start getting results between 8pm and 8:30 pm ET. The media will conduct entrance polling, as opposed to exit polling as they do in primaries. You’ll probably be able to tell if there is a | Read More »
Will Santorum’s Surge Lead to a Win in Iowa?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Scott Conroy from Real Clear Politics to discuss tonight’s Iowa caucuses, whether Santorum’s surge could lead to surprising win, and how Iowa’s results could impact the rest of the race. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. | Read More »
Ten things to remember about the Iowa caucus.
These are as generic as I can make them. Politicians lie. Let me repeat that. Politicians lie. Don’t be so upset about it: so do you. If the Iowa caucus was unimportant, people wouldn’t be obsessing over it. If the Iowa caucus was all-important, we’d have it in August and combine it with the nominating convention. When Candidate X’s supporter tells you that Candidate Y | Read More »
Would Mitt Romney’s Cozy Relationship with Wall Street Make Him a Good President?
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Francis Cianfrocca to discuss Mitt Romney‘s Wall Street experience, his cozy relationship with them now, and whether or not that would make him a good President. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment and Stephen Clouse and Associates. If you’d like to | Read More »
Romney makes a breakthrough
Newt Gingrich had about six weeks at the top or tied, but that run is over. Gallup has shown a slow decline for the Speaker, and now Mitt Romney benefits. He takes his first national lead since early November. Just in time for the actual delegate selection process to begin.
Iowa Poll Update: This news is ridiculous
Rick Santorum. Now? Seriously? This is ridiculous. How are prognosticators supposed to do our jobs if we get a break so late it makes Mike Huckabee look like an early frontrunner? Seriously, Iowa, simmer down now. All I know is Ron Paul isn’t winning. Beyond that, anything’s possible.
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Oh, by the way, ethanol subsidies are dead.
Details here and here: the short version is that the Senate back in June kicked off opposition to continued ethanol subsidies via a bipartisan amendment: it didn’t pass, but Congress has just let both the ethanol subsidy and a restrictive foreign tariff (on Brazilian sugar-cane ethanol) lapse. Given that the Iowa caucuses will be finished by the time Congress reconvenes – and given that the | Read More »
The Iowa Caucus Procedure
Ever wanted to know what the Iowa caucuses are like? The IA-GOP sent out this statement to give you an idea: · All caucus participants arrive at their precincts where they will sign in at the door upon arrival. Caucuses will begin at 7:00PM CT. The caucus meetings begin with the pledge of allegiance. A caucus chair and secretary will be elected by the body | Read More »
Santorum, Really? Hmmm….
2012 Iowa Republican Caucus Candidate 12/19 12/13 11/15 Mitt Romney 25% 23% 19% Newt Gingrich 17% 20% 32% Ron Paul 20% 18% 10% Jon Huntsman 4% 5% 2% Rick Perry 10% 10% 6% Michele Bachmann 6% 9% 6% Rick Santorum 10% 6% 5% Other candidate 1% 2% 1% Not sure 8% 8% 6% (HT: Scott Rasmussen)
Ron Paul is the new Howard Dean
Remember 2004? Insurgent Democrat Howard Dean uses a rash of young people online to raise surprising sums of money and gather incredible “buzz” for his candidacy. And yet he drops to third in Iowa, then second in New Hampshire. He would not go on to California, and Texas, and New York, nor would he take the White House. Now between the PPP poll I covered | Read More »
Don’t Settle: Rick Perry for President.
Not a site endorsement; this is the view of the undersigned RedState Contributors. If this website has a purpose – if any conservative website or publication has a purpose – it must begin with electing conservatives to significant public offices. We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling | Read More »
Debunking PPP in Iowa
I’ve been telling people PPP’s polling Iowa was making nonsense predictions. The pollster has doubled down. I’m going way out on a limb here, and if the actual results refudiate what I’m saying then I’m going to have to take some taunting, but I just don’t see how this poll remotely reflects reality, and I’m flatly saying it’s not predictive of the caucus results.