Newt Gingrich Shows He Can Throw a Directed Punch
The fear is that Newt Gingrich can not throw a targeted punch at Mitt Romney, that he is only capable of a crazy melee. Today, Gingrich is proving his critics wrong. One of the biggest knocks on Romney is his timidity in the face of Barack Obama. He won’t use the word “socialist,” etc. He won’t be bold with his own plans, etc. Well, Gingrich | Read More »
Iowa Aftermath: Good Night for Romney and Santorum, Bad Night for Perry and Bachmann
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson and Ben Domenech are joined by Matt Lewis to discuss last night’s vote in Iowa, the potential departure of Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann, and how the race looks now with New Hampshire and South Carolina next on the primary calendar. We’re brought to you as always by BigGovernment | Read More »
I was right and the polls were wrong about Ron Paul in Iowa
According to CNN, both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are set to win 6 delegates thanks to their close 1-2 finish in the Iowa caucuses. Ron Paul fell to third place. He didn’t win, and he fell further and further behind as the votes were counted last night. Not one poll projected Ron Paul to drop to third, and PPP stuck to Paul being in | Read More »
Everything You Heard Last Night Was Bull, Perry Might Want to Stay In, & a Newtlear Attack
As you wake up this morning, Rick Santorum only lost to Mitt Romney by 8 votes. Santorum spent about a dollar per vote and Romney spent hundreds of dollars for his votes. Rick Santorum substantially over performed and while the Romney camp wants you to believe a win is a win, Romney got less votes in 2012 than he got in 2008. In addition, everything | Read More »
Result of Iowa: They Didn’t Want Mitt in 2008;They Don’t Want Him Now
The results of the Iowa Caucuses are in. To the extent that you can draw conclusions from the votes of 123,000 individuals, here are some quick observations. 1) The Media will invariably focus on which conservative candidates should drop out. They will also focus on the fact that there is nobody who has a definitive roadmap to defeat Romney. But the larger point they will | Read More »
What if Santorum Wins?
Thirty minutes from the start of the Hawkeye Caucii, let’s ponder Nate Silver’s analysis. I can confirm from the ground that most everyone thinks Mitt Romney is going to win, but there are a heck of a lot of engaged evangelicals on the ground today doing last minute work to help Santorum and also to stop Romney. If Santorum wins, a lot of people will | Read More »
The Second Coming of John McCain
Objectively on the ground here, it is doggone cold. Also, it seems the Santorum surge has ended, or at least stalled. On CNN last night, Mary Matalin noted that a number of people unconnected to campaigns say the surge is stalled out. The caucuses will be tonight. For years the media has treated Iowa as the Super Bowl, but this year, with proportional delegates, it | 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 »
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.
Mitt Romney Didn’t Just Give Planned Parenthood Money, He Gave Them Extra Power
You should be quite familiar by now with the fact that Mitt Romney gave $150.00 to Planned Parenthood in 1994 when claiming he had always been pro-abortion. You should also know that in 2004, Mitt Romney says he personally converted to the pro-life position. In fact, according to ABC News on June 14, 2007, “Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has long cited a November 2004 | Read More »
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.
, Mitt Romney
, Newt Gingrich
, ORC International
, Rasmussen Reports
, rick perry
, Rick Santorum
, Ron Paul
Ted Kennedy Prepared Barack Obama’s Attack Ads
In 1994, Ted Kennedy ran against Mitt Romney. Romney ran on his jobs record in the private sector. Sound familiar? Well, get ready for Barack Obama’s ad campaign against Mitt Romney. Ted Kennedy already produced the ads and I’ve got them. We’re going to hear about Bain Capital taking federal bailout money. We’ll hear the tales of woe from people Mitt Romney ordered laid off. | Read More »
What’s the Difference Between the Heritage Foundation & Newt Gingrich & Mitt Romney
UPDATED: Corrected to note that, like Heritage, Gingrich too no longer favors the individual mandate. —— The individual mandate is an idea from the Heritage Foundation. Unfortunately, the person who came up with the individual mandate never lost his job and Heritage as the brain child has given cover to both Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for their support of it. But the individual mandate | Read More »
TODAY, December 28, 2011, Mitt Romney Calls Obamacare “Conservative”
This isn’t a flash back. This is today. Mitt Romney is again declaring the foundation of Obamacare, the individual mandate, “conservative.” To be sure, it is conservative that one takes responsibility for their own healthcare. But the conservative solution is not to force Americans to buy a product. Forcing Americans, through penalty of law, into purchasing or refraining from purchasing a product is not and | Read More »