Why Mitt Romney was embraced by some in 2008, who’ve since let go.
It always surprises me when Republicans I know and respect — smart people, I tell you — ask, “If Mitt Romney was acceptable in 2008, then why isn’t he tolerable to those same people now?” The short answer is: we’re not in 2008 anymore, Toto. Next in Line It’s axiomatic that Republicans nominate whomever is “next in line.” Meaning, if someone fails in one election | Read More »
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, 2012 election
, healthcare reform
, John McCain
, Mitt Romney
, Presidential Election
, Universal Healthcare
Whistling Past the Graveyard: Obama’s Swing State Bus Tour Ignores His Real Problems.
President Obama is on the road again. Never missing an opportunity to waste taxpayer dollars in an increasingly desperate effort to get a second term, Obama will take his “pass this bill/it’s not my fault” tour to Virginia and North Carolina this week. That certainly makes sense as both are traditional swing states that Obama won in 2008 and where he is polling well below | Read More »
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, Electoral Votes
, Presidential Election
, Wilson Perkins Allen
, WPA Opinion Research
What Does Obama & Saul Alinsky Have in Common
Obama is hot on the trail attempting to win votes for the 2012 Presidential Election and earlier I mentioned he didn’t have an agenda, but I was wrong. He pulled out his old campaign speeches from 2008 and is actually giving us the second act of “Hope and Change.” Nothing new, nothing different and he’s doing the same soft shoe dance and rabbit hat trick | Read More »
He Had Pawlenty Of Time For Ames – Now Let’s Prognosticate 2012
If you hadn’t heard the news, “T-Paw”, Mr. Pawlenty, the former governor of Minnesota who had campaigned for the chance to become the Republican Presidential contender bowed out today after a somewhat lackluster performance at the Iowa Ames Straw Poll. Some of you don’t know a thing I’m talking about, and for the most part, that’s okay. To be honest, I really haven’t been following | Read More »
Why Are Conservatives Supporting the National Popular Vote?
The notion of a state compact to affect a national popular vote for President of the United States is a controversial issue among conservatives and libertarians. It’s worth debate, but we must first disabuse ourselves of the notion that it is an attack upon our Founding Fathers, our Constitution, the Republic, and Mother’s apple pie.
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Who won the debate? What others are saying.
There is a general consensus that Mitt Romney won last night’s debate. And not just from the left. Interesting and quite unexpected. Erick Erickson: RedState I think Mitt Romney did not just win the New Hampshire debate by holding his own, but legitimately won it with his answers and composure. He was unnecessarily defensive on the Afghan question, but largely showed his experience with Presidential | Read More »
10 Reasons why I might support Mitt Romney
I’m not a fan of Mitt Romney. There is a great deal about him that I just don’t like. Romneycare and his refusal to denounce Romneycare–to name two. Some of it is visceral–as an evangelical Christian, I am bothered by the fact that he is a Mormon. But then I remember that I’m not choosing a pastor, but a President. As the field shapes up, | Read More »
Romney takes the lead in South Carolina
In the first poll taken in South Carolina since Mike Huckabee dropped out, Mitt Romney has surged into a sizeable lead with 27% of likely Republican voters to Sarah Palin’s 18%. Trailing Romney and Palin are Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich, tied at 12%, Michele Bachmann with 9%, Ron Paul at 7% and Tim Pawlenty with 4%. If Palin is not a candidate, Romney extends | Read More »
If Jon Huntsman can say the right things, why can’t Mitt Romney?
By now it’s not just Sarah Palin who knows how to answer the questions. Even Jon Huntsman knows the right answers. Are you in favor of ethanol subsidies? Huntsman: ”The debt ceiling must be raised this summer to cover the government’s massive borrowing, and we must make reductions in government spending a condition for increasing the debt ceiling. This will provide responsible leaders the opportunity | Read More »
(When) Will Nikki Haley Endorse Pawlenty?
There was this moment early in the first Republican debate in Greenville, SC: Juan Williams asked, “Governor Pawlenty, despite 10 years of the Bush tax cuts the unemployment rate here in South Carolina was 9.6% in March. Do you have any ideas for stimulating the job market beyond continued tax cuts?” It was a “gotcha” question. Pawlenty responded generically: “I sure do, Juan. It is | Read More »
Obama or ? For 2012
But, balanced budget, jobs and restoring our Nation’s foundation really won’t be the prerequisites for the 2012 campaign.
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Mitt’s $10.3 Million Moneybomb
In addition to tossing rhetorical hand-grenades, Ron Paul is also famous for his “Moneybombs”–large sums of campaign cash raised via the internet in a 24-hour period. Following the first Republican Presidential debate, his followers generated a million dollar moneybomb. Four years ago, he had a one-day record $6 million moneybomb. Despite some of his extreme libertarian positions, Paul has never been a slacker when it comes to fund-raising. | Read More »
Does anyone want the Republican nomination?
Maybe we should blame Jeb Bush. He started the ball rolling by making not running for President an okay thing to do. At least not in 2012. Even when lots of people want you to run. Even expect you to run. For the past year he has been saying that he won’t run for President. His father wanted him to run. His brother wanted him to run. The National | Read More »
Mike Huckabee will announce on his television show tonight that he is not a candidate for the Republican nomination. Haley Barbour doesn’t have the “fire in the belly”. Huckabee will say that he doesn’t feel led by the Holy Spirit. At any rate, two strong Southern candidates will not be on the ballot in a primary coming soon to your state. So where do Huckabee’s | Read More »
Pray for Huckabee?
Mike Huckabee needs your prayers. He’s seeking divine guidance as he decides whether or not to run for President. While others set up Exploratory Committees to try and answer that question, Huckabee has instead created a website: http://prayforhuckabee.com/ . Well, technically he didn’t put up the site, meaning that it isn’t paid for by Huck Pac. But he did write the prayer request letter posted | Read More »