John McCain: A transitional Presidency?
After hearing the convention speech of Sarah Palin, it slowly becameapparent to me that if (God willing) John McCain is elected President,he will be a transitional President, bridging the gap between the “old”Republican Party of the ’80s and ’90s, and the “new” Republican Partyof the future. Sarah Palin is just one representative of the new publicface of the Republican Party, along with Bobby Jindal, Tim | Read More »
Grassley isn’t a delegate, but does it matter?
Many of you may have read previously that the Iowa Republican Party rebuffed Senator Charles Grassley by not selecting the senior Iowa Republican as a delegate to the national convention. This sent a strong signal to Grassley that Iowa conservatives are unhappy, but what impact will it have on the convention?I admit that I am not a political insider. I have not run for a political office | Read More »
Zogby: Little Support for 3rd Party Candidates
A new poll from Zogby/World Net Daily that included five names in addition to those of Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama finds little support for third party candidates.Obama came on top in the poll with 38.1% and McCain had 33.6%. The third place finisher in this poll was “undecided” with 21.3% followed by 7.3% who said they were not going to vote at | Read More »
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Happy 88th Birthday 19th Amendment
Today, August 18th, marks the 88th anniversary of the amendment that ensured women’s right to vote. The struggle that culminated in the ratification of the19th Amendment in 1920 began at Seneca Falls in 1848 more than 70 years before. The Republican Party was the first major party to champion women’s suffrage and its role in that struggle is chronicled here.
Romney Not Right Choice for VP
For some time now, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has been mentioned as one of the front runners to be John McCain’s Vice Presidential running mate. But is Romney really a smart choice?Earlier this week, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee, who opposed Romney for Republican presidential nomination, made an excellent point saying: “I think a lot of people, not just social conservatives, but a lot | Read More »
Illinois GOP misses opportunity
From the diaries by Erick.I live in southern Illinois (real southern Illinois, not just south of Chicago), but found myself near Springfield this weekend. I had some time, so I decided to head out to the State Fair and see what was going on. It was a beautiful day, and my husband and I went on a search for the Illinois GOP tent. We found | Read More »