2 Perry Subjects That I’ve Been Surprised Haven’t Been Brought Up Yet
Two ideas that Perry came up with while Governor of Texas does show he is a pretty creative guy and got my attention before he even ran for President. Sadly neither of these two have been brought up by the Perry campaign during his debates and speeches nor have they been brought up by anybody here on RedState(although I’ve alluded to them a couple times). | Read More »
A New Revolutionary Change That Is Occurring As We Speak That Will Usher In A Long Era Of Conservative Governance
Looking back at the start of Rush Limbaugh’s program in the 1980′s not many would have predicted at the time that it would usher in a new era of conservative talk radio that would completely change the political dynamic in the United States. The same could be said when Fox News had it first broadcast. Or even the day Rick Santelli made his comments on | Read More »
Boss Premiers Tomorrow! Conservatives Are Going To Love It
All I have to say is WOW! I watched the first episode last night. Its becoming more common for networks to release the first episode on demand and online a week early to create buzz before the premier. Since I have Starz on satellite instead of cable I elected to watch it online. I realize this is a bold statement, but best first episode | Read More »
A Play By Play On Newt’s Transgressions
As I’ve said before on here I have not picked a horse in this race. Several of the candidates have different benefits and drawbacks making most acceptable to me. The only exceptions to that in my mind are Paul and Bachmann. But the topic of Newt is coming up a lot more on Redstate as well as his previous personal and political mistakes. Well | Read More »
New Quinnipiac Poll Out
I was expecting to see this one come out, here. I saw little news reports alluding to how well Christie would have done given Quinnipiac’s findings. Without Palin and Christie: 24% Romney 18% Cain 15% Perry 9% Gingrich 6% Paul 5% Bachmann 3% Santorum 1% Huntsman 19% Undecided From September 27 – October 3, Quinnipiac University surveyed 2,118 registered voters with a margin of error | Read More »
Perry Outraised Romney In 6 Weeks, To Romney’s 12 Weeks?
This is the new story on the fundraising front. First a Romney insider came out saying that they had raised $13-14 million in Q3. That makes it Romney’s worst Q in this cycle and in 08. Source: http://www.businessweek.com/news/2011-09-30/romney-campaign-said-to-raise-up-to-14-million-in-quarter.html Then not to long after that3 sources in the Perry campaign said they had raised at least $10 million exceeding their target for Q3. So it was believed that | Read More »
Polls: Here Are The Actual Results Of 3 New State Polls
North Carolina: Cain 27, Romney/Gingrich 17, Perry 15, Paul/Bachmann 6, Santorum/Huntsman 2 Nebraska: Cain 30, Gingrich 16, Romney 13, Bachmann/Perry 10, Paul 5, Santorum 4, Huntsman 2 West Virginia: Cain 24, Gingrich 18, Romney 16, Perry 15, Bachmann 8, Paul 6, Santorum 3, Huntsman http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2011/10/cainmentum.html#more
Polls: 3 More To Post
New Washington Post National Poll http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/politics/polls/postabcpoll_100211.html NET LEANED VOTE PREFERENCE All leaned Reps. Among RVs 10/2/11 10/2/11 Mitt Romney 21 20 Herman Cain 14 15 Rick Perry 14 15 Chris Christie 10 10 Sarah Palin 9 8 Ron Paul 9 7 Newt Gingrich 6 7 Michele Bachmann 4 4 Rick Santorum 1 2 Jon Huntsman 1 1 Other (vol.) 1 2 No one/None of them | Read More »
3 New State Polls For The Primaries
Likely being released tomorrow. These are the notes coming out of PPP. “1st and 2nd in our West Virginia poll: Cain and Newt. Just when you think the GOP race couldn’t get any weirder…” “Rick Perry’s net favorability with WV Republicans has dropped 30 points in a month from +43 (52/9) to +13 (38/25)” “A month ago 33% of WV Republicans said Perry was their | Read More »
Huge Polling Numbers Coming In For Cain
I’m getting some news about PPP’s polling over the weekend apparently they weren’t expecting at all for Cain to be up as big as he is. One person even used the word “seismic” to refer to what they’re seeing. Apparently, Cain is up really big. Even though they are doing 3 states right now they are now very confident Cain is way up in the | Read More »
Fox News Poll: Cain Up Big –Within 2 of Perry
Here’s the link: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/09/28/fox-news-poll-gop-race-top-tier-now-romney-perry-and-cain/‘ Results: Romney – 23% Perry –19% Cain – 17% Gingrich — 11% Paul — 6% Huntsman — 4% Bachmann — 3% Santorum — 3% This is a big move and it confirms what we saw in the Poll Position poll released yesterday.
On A Lighter Note: 2 New Shows Folks On RedState Should Enjoy
The first one is the much anticipated Homeland. They actually released their first episode online ahead of its official premier on Sunday. You can find the release here: http://www.imdb.com/features/fall_tv_preview/2011/shows/homeland I also briefly caught a glimpse of it on the DirectTV’s Audience channel the other day. This is the 24 crew attempting a show that is a little slower, more methodical, and less outrageous. The old | Read More »
HUGE NEWS: Christie Deciding In Days!!
Just in. Christie has officially said that he is currently reconsidering running for President. http://www.newsmax.com/Headline/Christie-president-Romney-Perry/2011/09/23/id/412133 A private meeting held a week ago resulted in Christie saying he would let folks know, “Within 2 weeks”. I would never believe any of the reports until someone actually quoted him.
Predict The Polls After In The Next Few Days
I think it would be interesting to see folks predictions for the polls coming out this next week after this debate. Here’s Mine Romney 28 Perry 21 Cain 13 Gingrich 11 Paul 9 Bachmann 4 Santorum 1 Huntsman 1 Lets hear your thoughts!
Breaking – Rumor: JP Morgan To Acquire BofA With Federal Money
BofA has recently become target number 1 for short sellers. And that has invited all kinds of questions about whether the company is adequately capitalized and whether its big giant hole formally known as CountryWide might start taking on some higher then expected losses in the next 3-12 months. I can say that looking BofA’s leverage ratio’s and estimates of home loan losses I will | Read More »
Primary Schedule: Everything You Need To Know!!!
I was tempted into writing this after Erick made some primary related errors in a recent post and cited Sean Trende’s very, very bad primary analysis in a recent diary. And this is coming from someone that usually appreciates Sean’s work. First, lets establish that both Sean and I are getting our sources from the same place… http://frontloading.blogspot.com/ which is the best 1 stop shop for | Read More »
Poll: If You Were Comcast Taking Over MSNBC
http://www.acepolls.com/polls/1189091-from-a-business-point-of-view-who-will-next-get-the-ax ^^Poll on who you think is most likely to next get the ax at MSNBC from a business point of view(not necessarily who you want gone the most). Hey everybody, I have been following the Comcast takeover of NBC Universal(MSNBC) quite a bit lately. I personally am buying into two motivations the company has in handling MSNBC. The first being to obviously make it | Read More »
SotU: 3 New Things You Were Probably Curious About
Hey everybody I have been doing the old work and sleep(and nothing else) thing lately, but I thought I would pop in for some specific thoughts on the State of the Union. To get it out of the way the Obama speech wasn’t good at all. He repackaged all of his old initiatives using new themes, symbolism, and language. And he gave the proverbial f’ | Read More »
Conservative Innovation–The Long War
This is by far the most important diary I can make here at Redstate because it is the subject that I believe is the 100% most lacking from our activists, and the subject that would yield the most benefits to our movement if we only discussed it just a tiny bit more than we currently do. Currently, we spend practically 100% of our time focused | Read More »
Liberal Smackdown Video Hub
I thought this would be a fun exercise. Consider this an open diary for anyone to post videos of a prominent conservative or republican just ruthlessly demolishing a liberal argument. Ones that just make it brutal. I’ll start it off. Chris Christie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_dDtnr8SlE Zell Miller http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C58YAONY_hE Newt Gingrich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkaKwJ9eOUU Chris Christie http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuri7p_9pm4 Paul Ryan http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h9ThvOyrPCw Bill O’ Reilly http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bijtBkKQwY8 Newt Gingrich http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MoyPcX75RV8 – Last 30 seconds Hopefully, this is a little more | Read More »
Colorado Right To Life, Solution?
On the Personhood Amendment Topic a lot of things were talked about. Here I’m only addressing the questionnaires that groups like CRTL require candidates to take in order to support them. I asked a question in regards to these questionnaires. The personhood amendment is a ballot initiative. A GOP candidate is seeking elected office. Neither really need anything from the other to succeed. So, why is | Read More »
Why Do Good Ideas Come From Those Losing? – RNC
Anyone paying attention to the RNC chairman debate play out would know that all the candidates avoid saying really anything of substance. Its all “more fundraising”, “better GOTV”, etc. It isn’t until they are getting destroyed in the battle for support that they actually say anything unique. In steps in Gentry Collins with a plan to use the RNC to aggressively back anti Obamacare ballot | Read More »
A Transition In Political Thought
The Backstory I was very different about how I approached politics many years ago. And that manifested itself in two basic desires keep myself informed about the big issues and share that information with others. Surprisingly, this outlook culminated in about 2005 territory thinking that I was a political failure and almost completely got me out of the game entirely. The fact was that at | Read More »
Debate Structure: One Key Element To Allowing Us Not The Media Pick Our Candidates
I know many on here probably don’t think this is a big issue. But let me tell you, this does have a huge impact on who is considered top tier candidates and who isn’t. And current debate structure is designed to do two things keep early primary leaders at the top and exclude everybody else, and two give the media immense amount of power in | Read More »
Update START, DADT, and DREAM
The numbers I’m getting in from multiple sources are pointing to this. DREAM: Most Likely dead. START: Probably Dead. DADT: Likely to pass. http://news.firedoglake.com/2010/12/17/gop-gets-chance-to-cut-spending-in-february-after-omnibus-collapses/ among many other sources saying about the same thing.