Herman Cain, Are You Serious?
When Herman Cain convincingly beat the field in the P5 Straw Poll here in Florida, the initial reaction by many was to discount any meaning behind the results and pass it off as a ‘protest vote’. After all, people couldn’t be serious… Herman Cain? Going into this event, Rick Perry was riding high. He had only been in the race a short time, had quickly | Read More »
Herman Cain, Craig Miller Share Many Similarities, Including Media Bias
The national media in this country has worked hard to make the GOP presidential primary a two man race. We saw this effort repeatedly in the series of debates held last month, even from Fox News. As far as the networks were concerned, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry might as well have been the only two on the stage. Of course, Herman Cain’s overwhelming victory | Read More »
Chris Christie; GOP’s ‘Mr. Right Now’
There can be little doubt that Herman Cain’s trouncing of the media driven “front runners” in the Florida Presidency 5 straw poll last week set the political class back on it’s ears. Some were quick to say it was a protest vote – it wasn’t, however, whether you see it that way or not, it was certainly a repudiation of Mitt Romney in the minds | Read More »
There’s Sarah Palin And Then There’s… ???
It is said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Somewhere in the center of the photo below is former Alaskan Gov. Sarah Palin, attending the Iowa Sate Fair yesterday. That, ladies and gentlemen, is a media throng! I may be going out on a limb here, but I submit that the entire GOP presidential candidate field combined could not draw this kind of | Read More »
Where Does The Tea Party Stand On The Ryan Budget?
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press “One of the most prominent Tea Party leaders in all of Florida” has come out in strong opposition to the Ryan Budget plan. Wow! Pretty compelling stuff, agree? Everett Wilkinson, chairman of the South Florida Tea Party, sent out an email to his followers this past week that included these comments; “The Tea Party and the GOP need to | Read More »
Most Polls Show That Sarah Palin Should Run… From The Media
Rasmussen Reports released the following poll information today regarding Sarah Palin possibly entering the Presidential race; A plurality of Republican primary voters think it would be good for Texas Governor Rick Perry to jump into the party’s presidential race and bad for the party if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin joined the field. They are evenly divided about former N.Y. City Mayor Rudy Giuliani. A | Read More »
Quid Pro Quo? Not In Politics…
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press “You have to pay your admission fee to the process.” The Orlando Sentinel reports that a political fund set up by House Speaker-designate Will Weatherford collected $50,000 from two unions — and another $25,000 from the Florida Chamber of Commerce — part of a stunning $459,000 he raised in less than two months before the March 8 start of | Read More »
GOP; Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don’t
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press More proof that if you hang around long enough, you’ll see just about everything! Anyone who knows me knows that I am far from being an apologist for the Republican Party, but what a pickle they find themselves in. And, as is usually the case, they can look amongst themselves for much of the blame. There’s much ado being | Read More »
Matthews; ‘War-Hooping Nutbags’ Of Tea Party And The Muslim Brotherhood
By Tom Tillison Florida Political Press In a report on Media-ite, MSNBC’s Chris Matthews goes off the deep end once again in an attack on the tea party, asking a republican strategist this; So the Muslim Brotherhood has a parallel role here with the Tea Party, they’re the ones who keep you honest and decide whether you’ve stayed too long? Whether you’ve got a “Sell | Read More »
The Tea Party And The Politician
By Tom Tillison Orlando Political Press The tea party movement is fast approaching it’s two year anniversary. As many of you will recall, it was on February 19, 2009 that Rick Santelli stood on the floor of the Chicago Board of Trade and made his now famous rant. Of course, any self respecting Ron Paul-ite will quickly tell you the movement pre-dates the ‘rant heard ’round | Read More »