Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Romney Gets Anti-Endorsement from NH Newspaper

The New Hampshire Concord Monitor made an anti-endorsement instead of an endorsement for the Republican presidential nomination for 2008. The paper's editors told readers why Mitt Romney "surely must be stopped."

The paper said: "When New Hampshire partisans are asked to defend the state's first-in-the-nation primary, we talk about our ability to see the candidates up close, ask tough questions and see through the baloney. If a candidate is a phony, we assure ourselves and the rest of the world, we'll know it. Mitt Romney is such a candidate. New Hampshire Republicans and independents must vote no."

Saturday, December 22, 2007

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from Conservative President 2008!

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
-John 3:16

Friday, December 21, 2007

Fmr. Sen. Bob Smith Endorses Hunter

Former New Hampshire Senator Bob Smith endorsed Duncan Hunter for President today. "Congressman Hunter is a moral man, an inspirational leader and a no nonsense conservative who will always put 'principle above politics' in the image of the late great New Hampshire patriot Meldrim Thomson," said Smith.

Smith served in the U.S. Senate from 1990-2003 and made a brief run for President in 2000 as a Republican, Constitution candidate and Independent before dropping out and endorsing Bush. In 2004 Smith, after losing re-nomination in 2002 and moving to Florida to be a real estate agent, endorsed Democrat John Kerry for President because of Kerry's plan to reduce the national debt.

It has also been rumored that Smith is considering making a run for the Constitution Party presidential nomination in 2008.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Tancredo Quits Race, Endorses Romney

Tom Tancredo ended his campaign for the Republican nomination today and endorsed Mitt Romney.

The Colorado congressman ended his campaign because he did not want to be a spoiler that could lead to a candidate that is weak on immigration getting the nomination. Tancredo said that Romney has a "solid record" on immigration and he could "go the distance."

Phillies Will Not Swear Oath on Bible

If Libertarian presidential hopeful George Phillies wins the presidency he will not take the oath of office on the Bible but on the Constitution.

"When a President takes office, he should place his hand in one place: on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights he is swearing to protect. And then, having sworn to protect our Constitution, he should do so," says Phillies.

He concludes that: "Unlike Mr. Romney and his Republican religious extremist cohorts, I will protect and defend America, our Constitution and our Bill of Rights, not proselytize for one faith or another. I will protect freedom for people of all beliefs by swearing on the very document that guarantees those freedoms."

Paul: Huckabee May Be A Fascist

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul says that Mike Huckabee's Christmas ad in which Huckabee mentions Christ reminds him "of what Sinclair Lewis once said. He says, 'When fascism comes to this country, it will be wrapped in the flag, carrying a cross.'"

Paul did go onto say that: "Now I don't know whether that's a fair assessment or not, but you wonder about using a cross, like he is the only Christian or implying that subtly."

Columnist James P. Pinkerton pointed out this quoteabout the Bible from President Franklin Roosevelt, who fought fascism: "It is a fountain of strength ... a comprehensive study of the Bible is a liberal education for anyone."

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Conservative Independent Candidate Interview Thursday

Conservative independent presidential candidate Susan Ducey will be on This Is Politics Thursday night at 6:00 PM (ET).

Ducey is a registered nurse from Kansas and made a long shot run for the Republican nomination for president in 1996 and until recently she was running for the GOP nomination for a second time before switching to Independent.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Romney: Huckabee Too Liberal

Mitt Romney has attacked Mike Huckabee as being too liberal to get to get the GOP nomination. Romney said that the former Arkansas governor has been: "too liberal on immigration," "too liberal on crime" and "too liberal of a spending record and too liberal of a tax record."

"I'm convinced that as people take a close look, that the good, conservative Republicans of South Carolina will be supporting a conservative candidate like myself and they won't be supporting governor Huckabee," says Romney despite a poll that shows Huckabee with a small lead in South Carolina.

Cort for President Ad

Monday, December 17, 2007

Lieberman Endorses McCain

Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was the 2000 Democratic Vice presidential nominee, endorsed Republican John McCain for President today.

"I know that it is unusual for someone who is not a Republican to endorse a Republican candidate for President. And if this were an ordinary time and an ordinary election, I probably would not be here today. But this is no ordinary time -- and this is no ordinary election -- and John McCain is no ordinary candidate," said Lieberman, who lost the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate last year but won re-election as an Indpendent.

He went onto say: "You may not agree with John McCain on every issue, but you can always count on him to be honest with you about where he stands, you can always count on him to stand for what he believes is right for our country -- regardless of pressure from politicians or vested interests. And you can count on him to be restless in pursuit of progress. In that sense, John McCain is the real change candidate in this race for the Presidency."

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Final GOP Debate Before Iowa Caucus Highlights

Three Papers Endorse McCain Today

The Des Moines Register, Boston Globe and the New Hampshire Portsmouth Harald endorsed Sen. John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination today.

"McCain is most ready to lead America in a complex and dangerous world and to rebuild trust at home and abroad by inspiring confidence in his leadership," the Register says.

The Boston Globe says that: "As a lawmaker and as a candidate, McCain has done more than his share to transcend partisanship and promote an honest discussion of the problems facing the United States. He deserves the opportunity to represent his party in November's election."

Finally, the Portsmouth Harald is supporting McCain because: he "has been leading the country from his seat in the U.S. Senate for 20 years. He is a man of integrity and honor who would help the Republicans rid themselves of the stench of Jack Abramoff and other lobbyists and allow the GOP to reclaim its status as the party of fiscal restraint. He is a strong military man prepared from day one to defend our nation against its enemies. Of all the Republicans running, he is by far the best qualified to lead our country."

You can read the full endorsements at

Friday, December 14, 2007

LP Candidate On TIP Monday

Libertarian party presidential candidate Jim Burns will be on This is Politics on Monday at 6:00 PM (ET).

Burns served two times as the Nevada chairman of the Libertarian Party and has run for various offices as both a Libertarian and a Republican. You can visite his website at:

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Poll: Paul Would Lose to Democrat

Rasmussen Reports released two polls today matching up Ron Paul as the Republican nominee against Hillary Clinton in one and Barak Obama in another.

Poll #1 results: Clinton (D): 49%, Paul (R): 37%, undecided and other: 14%
Poll #2 results: Obama (D): 50%, Paul (R): 31%, undecided and other: 19%

National Review Endorses Romney

The conservative National Review magazine has endorsed Mitt Romney for President. "Our guiding principle has always been to select the most conservative viable candidate. In our judgment, that candidate is Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts," say the magazine editors.

They go onto say: "Some conservatives question his sincerity. It is true that he has reversed some of his positions. But we should be careful not to overstate how much he has changed. In 1994, when he tried to unseat Ted Kennedy, he ran against higher taxes and government-run health care, and for school choice, a balanced budget amendment, welfare reform, and 'tougher measures to stop illegal immigration.' He was no Rockefeller Republican even then."

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

CBS News Covers Fendig Campaign

Republican presidential candidate Cap Fendig, who appeared on This Is Politics last Saturday, was featured in an article on the CBS News website in late November.

"I am here to represent the 'little guy' of America," Fendig says. His daughter, Mary Ellyse Fendig, goes onto say that: "He does just hold a local office, but he does a lot of state policy and he's very involved in things that affect our county. But I feel like that's like saying, 'If the Gamecocks thought they couldn't win, they wouldn't still try.' It's a personal ambition of his."

Cap Fendig currently serves as the St. Simons, Georgia, county commissioner and you can visit him on the web at:

Keyes Won't Support Giuliani

In the last Republican presidential candidate debate before the Iowa caucus on January 3 Alan Keyes said that if Rudy Giuliani becomes the nominee he will not support him.

During today's debate, only the second nationally televised debate to include Keyes and the first one in which Keyes and Giulaini shared the platform, the L.A. Times blog reports that: "Keyes pointedly remarked toward the end of today's GOP debate in Iowa that, given his commitment to human life from "the womb to the tomb," he could not back Giuliani (in case anyone was wondering)."

There has been quite a lot of speculation the Keyes will run for the Constitution Party nomination after the Republican primaries.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Gilchrist Backs Huckabee

Minuteman Project founder and 2005 American Independent (California Constitution Party) congressional candidate turned Republican Jim Gilchrist has endorsed Republican Mike Huckabee for president.

"The governor has a [illegal immigration] plan and I appreciate his plan. That's why I'm supporting him. He's one of the few who's actually brought forth a plan and gone public with it. It shows to me that he's willing to engage in the tough love necessary to fix this problem," said Gilchrist.

Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo campaigned for Gilchrist in his 2005 race and Gilchrist has previously expressed interest in seeking the 2008 presidential nomination of the Constitution Party.

Libertarians to Face Off Thursday

Libertarian presidential candidates Steve Kubby, Mike Jingozian and John Finan will face off in the second Libertarian debate hosted by This Is Politics on Thursday at 5:30 PM (ET). Be sure to tune in at and call in with any questions you may have for the candidates.

Romney Launches Huckabee Attack Ad

Monday, December 10, 2007

Huckabee, Giuliani In Virtual Tie Nationally

Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani are in a virtual tie in the most recent national poll released today from CNN/Opinion Research Corporation.

The poll finds Giuliani at 24% and Huckabee at 22%, within the 5% margin of error. Mitt Romney is at 16%, McCain 12%, Thompson 10% and Ron Paul at 6%. Duncan Hunter has just 2% of support in this poll with Tom Tancredo coming in last with 1%.

Paul Slams Door on Libertarian Party Run

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul will not be seeking the Libertarian Party's nomination despite an invitation from Libertarian National Commitee for him to do so.

A spokesman for the Paul campaign said that: "Ron has no intention to run third party whatsoever."

Sunday, December 09, 2007

LNC Supports Ron Paul Candidacy

The Libertarian National Committee voted unanimously this weekend to welcome Ron Paul to seek their nomination if he loses the Republican nomination.

The resulation stated that: "In the event that Republican primary voters select a candidate other than Congressman Paul in February of 2008, the Libertarian National Committee invites Congressman Ron Paul to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party to be decided in Denver, Colorado during the Memorial Day weekend of 2008."

Tancredo Boycotts Spanish-language Debate

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo is boycotting today's debate hosted by Univison that will be presented in the Spanish language.

Tancredo said in a press release Friday that: "It is the law that to become a naturalized citizen of this country you must have knowledge and understanding of English, including a basic ability to read, write, and speak the language. So what may I ask are our presidential candidates doing participating in a Spanish speaking debate?"

Republican National Hispanic Assembly chairman Danny Vargas said that Tancredo is missing a chance to reach out to voters saying that: "You've got third generation Americans who maybe just prefer watching the programing on that particular channel. It's the fifth largest network (in terms of viewers) in the country."

Friday, December 07, 2007

Romney Would 'Serve No One Religion'

Addressing his Mormon faith in a speech Thursday night Republican Mitt Romney said that as President he would "serve no one religion, no one group, no one cause. A president must serve only the common cause of the people of the United States."

He wento onto say: "It is important to recognize that, while differences in theology exist between the churches in America, we share a common creed of moral convictions."

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Republican Presidential Candidate Interview Sat.

Republican presidential candidate Cap Fendig will be on This Is Politics this Saturday for a half hour interview at 8:00 PM (ET).

Huckabee Defends Role in Parole of Convicted Rapist Who Went on to Kill

Mike Huckabee is now under fire as to his role in the parole of a rapist that went on to kill.

Fox News reports that: "Huckabee acknowledged that shortly after becoming governor in 1996 he did visit the parole board — all appointees of his predecessors, Bill Clinton and Jim Guy Tucker — so he could offer his views on crime and parole in general, and the Dumond case came up during that meeting."

You can read all the details HERE.

Huckabee New Front Runner

Mike Huckabee is currently leading the Republican field according to a new poll released today from Rasmussen Reports.

Huckabee is on top with 20% with Giuliani hitting an all time low of 17%. McCain and Romney are at 13%, Fred Thompson 10% and Ron Paul has 7%.

Monday, December 03, 2007

NH Union Leader Endorses McCain

The conservative New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper has endorsed Sen. John McCain for the Republican presidential nomination.

"We don't agree with him on every issue. We disagree with him strongly on campaign finance reform. What is most compelling about McCain, however, is that his record, his character, and his courage show him to be the most trustworthy, competent, and conservative of all those seeking the nomination." says the Leader.

The endorsement article goes onto say that "John McCain is the man to lead America."

Friday, November 30, 2007

Three Candidates to Speak at Conservative Summit Monday

The first part of the 2007 Online Conservative Summit will be on Monday, December 3, starting at 6:00 PM (ET). Wayne Allyn Root (L), Steve Adams (I) and Daniel Gilbert (R) will be presenting their campaigns with speeches up to ten minuetes long. No questions will be asked.

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Paul, Giuliani Tied In SC

Anti-war Republican Ron Paul is tied with pro-war Rudy Giuliani in South Carolina. Both have 6%.

Leading the pack in SC is Mitt Romney who has 17% following behind is Fred Thompson who has 15% and Mike Huckabee at 13%. John McCain also comes ahead of Giuliani and Paul with his 11%. Duncan Hunter has just a 1% in this poll.

Adams, Paul Tie In Web Poll

Independent Steve Adams and Republican Ron Paul tied for first place in the most recent online poll here on Conservative President 2008. Each received 46% of the vote with Democrat Joe Biden falling far behind with just 9%.

There were a total of 46 votes cast.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Imperato Leads Libertarians in Website Visits

Daniel Imperato leads all other Libertarian presidential candidates in campaign websites visits by a large margin. According to, has been visited more times than all other LP candidates as well Republican Tom Tancredo's campaign site and the official website of the Constitution Party.

Lesser known Libertarian candidate Art Link's website has had more traffic than Christine Smith's and Bob Jackson's. The website of George Phillies, who has been mentioned as a front runner for the nomination, comes up as "no data." Libertarian Presidential Candidate Website Rankings (the lower the better):

Daniel Imperato: 631,052
Wayne Allyn Root: 2,120,501
Steve Kubby: 2,567,026
Michael Jingozian: 4,810,777
Alden Link: 6,127,380
Christine Smith: 7,877,747
Bob Jackson: 8,730,553

CNN/YouTube Republican Debate

Will you pledge to veto amnesty for illegal immigrants?

Do you believe in a conspiracy to make a new union?

Will you pledge never to raise taxes?

What is your opinion on gun control?

If abortion is illegal, what should the punishment be?

Would you sign a federal abortion ban?

Do you believe every word of The Holy Bible

Do you accept the support of log cabin republicans?

Huckabee Ahead in Iowa

The most recent Rasmussen Reports poll of Iowa Republicans finds Mike Huckabee leading the field of GOP candidates in the first in the nation caucus state.

Huckabee is at 28%, edging out Mitt Romney who came in with 25%.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Adams' Website Most Visited Among Conservative Independents

Indpendent presidential candidate Steve Adams' website has been visted more than any other consevrative indpendent candidate. According to, Adams's site has been visied more than the sites of: John Bootie, Ruth White and Pete Grasso. has also had more visits than the sites of Republican long shots Keith Sprankle, Daniel Gilbert and Richard Michael Smith and Libertarians Christine Smith and Bob Jackson.

Conservative indpendent candidate site rankings from (the lower the better):

Steve Adams: 2,816,815
John Bootie: 3,981,205
Ruth White: 5,129,779
Pete Grasso: 8,908,403

Pro Choice Group to Target Romney

The pro choice group Republican Majority for Choice will start running ads in Iowa and New Hampshire targeting Mitt Romney as a flip flopper on abortion. Romney sought and received the endorsement of the group when he ran for governor in 2002.

"He's an opportunist. It's important for voters to know who they are voting for," says Jennifer Blei Stockman who is the co-chair of the Republican Majority for Choice. "If we weren't so betrayed by the dishonesty of Mitt Romney's actions, we would not be running ads."

A Romney spokesperson said that: "Governor Romney will not back down from his pro-life position, despite this group's attempts to weaken the party platform and promote Mayor Giuliani's pro-choice candidacy."

McCain: Not everyone here illegally should be deported

Republican presidential candidate John McCain does not believe that all illegals in America should be deported.

"If you're prepared to send an 80-year-old grandmother who's been here 70 years back to some country, then, frankly you're not quite as compassionate as maybe I am," said McCain at a campaign stop in South Carolina.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Fineman: GOP Must Unite Members

Howard Fineman of MSNBC says that if the Republicans can't unite libertarians, evangelicals and hawks in 2008 they will lose the presidential election.

Fineman says: Mike Huckabee "is fast becoming the semi-official candidate of the evangelicals," Ron Paul is the "baptized hero" among libertarians, and for the hawks "Giuliani is the Man, going George W. Bush and Dick Cheney one better in confrontational, I-love-Armageddon fervor."

"The nomination is very much worth having. But to grab it, someone is going to have to step forward on the stage to play Ronald Reagan with a script by Karl Rove," he ads.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Kucinich Would Like Ron Paul VP

Long shot liberal Democratic candidate Dennis Kucinich says that Ron Paul would be a good choice for Vice President.

The Cleavland Plain Dealer reports:

"I'm thinking about Ron Paul" as a running mate, Kucinich told a crowd of about 70 supporters at a house party here, one of numerous stops throughout New Hampshire over the Thanksgiving weekend. A Kucinich-Paul administration could bring people together "to balance the energies in this country," Kucinich said.

Paul communications director Jesse Benton said: "They have worked, and will continue to work, together on ending the war and protecting civil liberties. However, Ron wants to substantially cut the size and scope of the federal government. There are too many differences on issues such as taxes and spending to think a joint ticket would be possible."

Paul Gets Support of Nevada Prostotute Business

It looks like Ron Paul could face some trouble in his already long shot bid for President, which has been building some momentum.

Dennis Hof, a Nevada brothel owner, is collecting funds for Congressman Paul at Moonlite BunnyRanch near Carson City. "I'll get all the (working girls) together, and we can raise him some money. I'll put up a collection box outside the door. They can drop in $1, $5 contributions," he said.

Paul spokesman Jeff Greenspan had this to say: "On a personal basis, he [Paul] doesn't condone those things. At the same time, from his campaign perspective, it's not the role of federal government and it's not in the constitution for federal government to regulate these things. The Nevada votrs and Legislature have decided it is legal activity in this state."

Huckabee Launches 2nd Ad

Rising Republican candidate Mike Huckabee has another TV ad ready for use. This is his second one and I think it is the better of the two so far:

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Constitution Party Presidential Candidate Interview Monday

Constitution Party presidential hopeful Dr. Don Grundmann will be on This Is Politics on Monday (Nov. 26) at 6:00 PM (ET).

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Friday, November 23, 2007

Zig Ziglar Backs Huckabee

Motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar supports Mike Huckabee for President:

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving from Conservative President 2008!
"O give thanks unto the LORD, for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." Ps. 107:1

Monday, November 19, 2007

1st Huckabee Ad Features Chuck Norris

Dobbs, Barr Not Running

Neither Lou Dobbs (I) or Bob Barr (L) will be making runs for the White House as previously rumored.

"Mr. Barr has no intention of running for president. No exploratory committee, nothing," says Derek Barr who is the spokesman for Barr's Liberty Strategies as well as his son.

And Dobbs told the New York Times: "I have no interest in running, and I've said that throughout."

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Poll: Paul Gets 8% as Libertarian

A poll realised by Rasmussen Reports earlier this week finds Ron Paul getting 8% of the vote as the Libertarian nominee going up against Hillary Clinton, Rudy Giuliani and Ralph Nader.

Poll results:
Hillary Clinton (D): 42%
Rudy Giuliani (R): 39%
Ron Paul (L): 8%
Ralph Nader (G): 4%
Undecided: 7%

Friday, November 16, 2007

Barr May Get in Race

Austine Cassidy of Third Party Watch reports that a reliable source has told him that former congressman Bob Barr may run for the Libertarian nomination for President. "Though I don’t have any concrete details as of yet, the rumor is that former Congressman Bob Barr is now openly considering a Presidential bid on the Libertarian ticket," says Cassidy.

Barr served in Congress from 1995-2003 as a Republican and since then has joined the Libertarian Party and since December of last year has served as its the Southeast Region representative.

Dobbs Considering Candidacy

Lou Dobbs of CNN has confirmed that he is considering making an independent run for President.

MSNBC reports:

John Fund, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal, explored the possibility in a commentary posted yesterday on the Journal's website. ‘Friends of Mr. Dobbs say he is seriously contemplating a race for the first time, although it's still unlikely,’ Fund reported. Those friends play out a scenario under which New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg enters the race as an independent, then Dobbs jumps in as a fourth-party candidate.”

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Adams: 'Guaranteed Not To Spoil '

Conservative indpenent presidential candidate Steve Adams says in his most recent blog article that he and his running mate Bob Hargis are "guaranteed not to spoil."

Adams addresses the question: "I like you, but how can I vote for you when you might just be a spoiler?"

His answer is: "Yes, there is risk in casting your vote for us. There is more risk in NOT casting your vote for us. How many more years of politics as usual can we survive? What will happen to us - our economy, our security & safety, the laws and taxes that affect us every day – if we allow those that created the problems to continue running the show regardless of the label they wear?"

Huckabee Gets Backing of Pro Life Leader

Tom Glessner, who is the head of the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, has announced that he is supporting Mike Huckabee for President.

Glessner said:

"Forty-nine million abortions since 1973 is a moral blight upon our land that must be corrected and 1.2 million abortions a year continues to break the very heart and soul of this nation. Our next president must be a person who believes this within the foundations of his soul. And we need a president who has the moral convictions and commitment to work to end the cultural nightmare of abortion. I am convinced that Governor Huckabee is that person."

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Clymer Reacts to Robertson's Giuliani Endorsement

“Pat Robertson has clearly sold out. By endorsing Giuliani, Robertson asks his followers to rally around a man who is the standard-bearer for all that is repugnant to them," says Constitution Party Chairman Jim Clymer.

He goes onto say: “Americans are abandoning the wreckage of both parties in droves. The Constitution Party has emerged as the party those voters are counting on to provide a choice in ‘08”

McKinney Ends Presidential Campaign, Running for US Rep

Ray McKinney has ended his long shot bid for the Republican presidential nomination to run for Congress in Georgeia's 12th district.

"Like most novice candidates who start at the top, he found it difficult to be taken seriously," says Larry Peterson of the Savannah Morning News.

On his campaign site, which is currently under construction, McKinney is quoted as saying: "We are in a point and time where every vote matters! We cannot lose...not today...not now. The cost is too high."

McKinney placed ahead of John McCain and Sam Brownback in the Texas Straw Poll on September 1 and also made two appearances on This Is Politics including one debate.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Conservative Summit Update

Six candidates are set to present their campaigns during the 2007 Conservative Candidate Online Summit the first week of December.

Steve Adams (I), Dan Gilbert (R) and Wayne Allyn Root (L) will be speaking during the first part on December 3 at 6:00 PM (ET) and Cap Fendig (R), George Phillies (L) and John Bootie (I) are set to take part during the second part on December 8 at 8:00 PM (ET).

Thompson Gets Pro Life Endorsement

Today Fred Thompson received the endorsement of the National Right to Life Committee.

A press release from the NRLC says:
"Fred Thompson has had a strong, consistent pro-life record throughout his political career. Thompson opposes abortion and believes the 1973 abortion on demand Supreme Court decision was wrongly decided and must be reversed. During his eight years in the United States Senate, he always opposed using tax dollars to promote or pay for abortion and supported the many pro-life measures such as parental notice and consent."

Political blogger Daniel Myers commented on the NRLC's endorsement on his blog today saying: "The National Right to Life organization has chosen to skip pass Pro-Life Candidate Mike Huckabee and endorse someone who does not support a constitutional ban against Abortion."

Monday, November 12, 2007

New Tancredo TV Ad

New ad from Tom Tancredo:

Huckabee Sees Space to Win

Second tier GOP candidate Mike Huckabee is hopeful he will win his party's nomination.

The former Arkansas governor was on Face the Nation on Sunday and had this to say:
"These are folks who are ready to sign up and who are ready to walk through eight feet of snow to get to the polls," Huckabee said of Iowa voters. He went onto say: "It's a real form of flattery when you start getting attacked, because no hunter points his gun at a dead carcass," referring to a recent attack by Fred Thompson.

Friday, November 09, 2007

GOP Debate Saturday Night!

Web Poll Results

Results from Party Polls here on CP 08:


Rudy Giuliani
7% (10)
Mitt Romney
4% (6)
Fred Thompson
7% (10)
John McCain
6% (9)
Mike Huckabee
10% (14)
Ron Paul
42% (59)

Tom Tancredo
6% (8)
Duncan Hunter
6% (9)
Alan Keyes
9% (13)
John Cox
2% (3)


George Phillies
4% (1)
Christine Smith
12% (3)
Bob Jackson
12% (3)
Ed Thompson
23% (6)
Wayne Allyn Root
12% (3)
Steve Kubby
8% (2)
Daniel Imperato
4% (1)
27% (7)


Alan Keyes
33% (7)
Chuck Baldwin
10% (2)
Bryan Malatesta
10% (2)
Don Grundmann
5% (1)
Tom Tancredo
38% (8)

Howard Phillips
5% (1)


Hillary Clinton
3% (1)
Barak Obama
21% (6)
John Edwards
7% (2)
Bill Richardson
14% (4)
Joe Biden
0% (0)
Chris Dodd
7% (2)
Dennis Kucinch
21% (6)

Mike Gravel
14% (4)
Karl Krueger
3% (1)
Dan Francis
10% (3)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Baldwin: 'Christians need to beware of Mike Huckabee'

"...Is Mike Huckabee someone Christian conservatives should be supporting?" Possible 2008 Constitution Party presidential candidate Rev. Chuck Baldwin asks in his latest column, published on Alan Keyes' Renew America website.

Baldwin points several quotes among them is this one from President of the Eagle Forum Phyllis Schlafly: "He destroyed the conservative movement in Arkansas, and left the Republican Party a shambles. Yet some of the same evangelicals who sold us on George W. Bush as a 'compassionate conservative' are now trying to sell us on Mike Huckabee."

The 2004 CP Vice Presidential candidate goes onto attack Huckabee's illegal immigration with this quote from Jim Boulet, Jr., executive director of English First: "Rudy Giuliani spent years defending the right of New York City to remain a sanctuary for illegal aliens. Yet Giuliani was a veritable Lou Dobbs Jr. on illegal immigration in comparison to Mike Huckabee."

"Christians need to beware of Mike Huckabee. He is not a conservative. Even worse, he is not a constitutionalist. He is an opportunist, however. This is demonstrated by the fact that many of his supporters are openly posturing (with Huckabee's consent, obviously) for an opportunity to run Huckabee as a potential Vice Presidential candidate with either Giuliani or Romney at the top of the ticket," Baldwin says.

You can read Chuck Baldwin's full article HERE.

McCain and Giuliani Get Major Endorsements

Today two Republican presidential candidates received big name endorsements.

Former 2008 presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback endorsed Sen. John McCain, "If you want a guy to change Washington, John McCain's the guy to do it. He has been in Washington, but he is not of Washington," said Brownback. McCain commented on the Kansas senator's endorsement saying: "I think it matters when one of the most respected members of the United States Senate, and in the pro-life family values community lends his support to my candidacy. I think it has significant impact."

And there is one Christian leader that made it clear today that he does not agree with James Dobsons' idea of running a third party candidate if Giuliani gets the nomination. Pat Robertson, co-host of the 700 Club, endorsed Rudy Giuliani. "It is my pleasure to announce my support for America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans," Robertson said.

Robertson, who ran for 1988 GOP presidential nomination, went onto say: "Rudy Giuliani took a city that was in decline and considered ungovernable and reduced its violent crime, revitalized its core, dramatically lowered its taxes, cut through a welter of bureaucratic regulations, and did so in the spirit of bipartisanship which is so urgently needed in Washington today." He said nothing of the fact the he and Giuliani disagree on social issues.

John McCain had this to say about Robertson's choice for President: "Every once in a while, I'm left speechless. This is one of those times."

Monday, November 05, 2007

Thompson: No Ban on Abortion

GOP candidate Fred Thompson said yesterday on Meet the Press that: "I think people ought to be free at state and local levels to make decisions that even Fred Thompson disagrees with," referring to the issue of abortion.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Cox No Longer A Candidate

I just found out that John Cox is no longer a presidential candidate. Looking at the list on Wikipedia of candidates to be included in the debates I saw that Cox quit the race on October 27.

He said before that he would stay in the race until after the South Carolina primary, he has already paid the $25,000 or $35,000 (depending when he filed) to be on their ballot.

There is no mention of this on Cox's campaign website.

Ron Paul Ads

Here are some new ads from the Ron Paul campaign:

Radio Ad:


Friday, November 02, 2007

Conservative Candidate Online Summit - December, 2007

The Conservative President 2008 blog will be hosting a series of programs featuring conservative presidential candidates in the 2008 election. Up to five candidates at a time will take part in the one hour episodes that will air during December. Each candidate will receive up to ten minuets each to present their campaign and tell why conservatives should choose them as their candidate. The programs will air from This Is Politics online radio at starting on Monday, December 3, at 6:00 PM (ET).

For more information and updates visit:

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

NAIP Presidential Candidate Debate, November 6

The first ever New American Party presidential candidate debate will take place on November 6, at 6:00 PM (ET). This Is Politics radio will host the debate.

Three of the 2008 NAIP presidential will participate in this one hour debate. The participants are: Richard Clark, Jon Greenspon and Frank McEnulty.

The New American Independent Party "strives to be the 'no party as party'. Our top priority is the American people, not our party." To find out more about the NAIP visit:

Keyes/Tancredo CP Ticket?

Today Republican presidential candidate and Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo announced that he will not seek re-election to his Congressional seat.

"The issue now has a life of its own and it doesn't need one particular person to champion it," Tancredo said referring to the illegal immigration issue. He went onto say: "I feel my job, my task, has been completed. And I am very much at peace with the idea that if I'm not elected president then I won't be running."

And last Thursday Alan Keyes, another Republican candidate, met with the Constitution Party National Executive Committee.

I believe that it is very possible that these two long shot GOP candidates could become the 2008 Constitution Party presidential ticket.

Sunday, October 28, 2007

USA Daily: Paul May Become Front Runner

USA Daily reports that Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul "may quickly go from cellar dweller to Republican front runner after the New Hampshire primary."

The article says that there are signs appearing in private resident homes in New Hampshire which means that its not the campaigns putting the signs up, its the people who live in the homes and that his message is catching on with primary voters.

Huckabee Passes Romney

Mike Huckabee has passed Mitt Romney in support according the most recent Rasmussen Research Poll released on Friday.

The poll has Huckabee at 12%, just ahead of Romney who is at 11%. Giuliani leads the poll with 20% followed by Thompson at 19% and McCain at 14%.

"What we're seeing is the power of message over money and mechanics. Our supporters are enthusiastic because they believe in my conservative message," Huckabee said.

It is evident that no one candidate has the GOP nomination locked up.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Conservative Leadership Conference 2007

Presidential candidates at the 2007 Conservative Leadership Conference in September:

Mitt Romney (R):

Duncan Hunter (R):

Wayne Allyn Root (L):

Friday, October 26, 2007

Baldwin: 'Bob Jones Dances With The Devil'

Chuck Baldwin, 2004 Constitution Party vice presidential candidate and possible '08 presidential candidate, says that Bob Jones III, chancellor and former president of Bob Jones University, has chosen to "dance with the devil" because of his endorsement of Mitt Romney for President.

"Bob Jones’ endorsement of the former Massachusetts governor illustrates just how low the Religious Right will go in compromising bedrock principle for the sake of political expediency. Jones says he is supporting Romney so as to help defeat Rudy Giuliani. I very much want to see what Jones will do if and when Giuliani gets the Republican nomination. I would anticipate that he will continue to follow his current modus operandi and support Giuliani, because he would then say that Giuliani is the 'lesser of two evils,'" Baldwin says.

He goes onto say: "Why do I say that? Because Jones is already demonstrating that he will support one liberal over another liberal. Mitt Romney is not a conservative--not by any measure of the word. And I am confident that Bob Jones knows it."

Since Bob Jones III's endorsement of Romney, Bob Jones University has released a statement saying that the university does not endorse any candidate for the office of President.

Hargis Named As Adams' VP Running Mate

Today Independent presidential candidate Steve Adams announced that Bob Hargis, who had been running as an Independent presidential candidate himself, is his Vice Presidential running mate.

"Bob and I share many values and stances on the issues. Most importantly we know that we can make a positive change in this country by bringing unity and solutions to our government rather than partisan politics. Bob will not be a traditional Vice President who is never heard from. Rather he will be a valued partner in critical decision making and part of the larger team of experts we will surround ourselves with in Washington," Adams says on his website.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

John McCain Ad On Hillary Clinton

Ron Paul on Gay Marriage

Ron Paul on Gay Marriage at the Fox News Debate this past Sunday:

Brownback May Back Giuliani!

Former 2008 Republican presidential candidate Sen. Sam Brownback, who is stauchly pro life and anti gay rights, may endorse Rudy Giuliani. The two were set to meet today. "I’m going to meet with him and I’m going to talk to him and hear what he is specifically saying now because he’s changed on a number of the abortion issues ... I haven’t decided who or if and I haven’t decided when [I will endorse someone]," Politics1 reports Brownback as saying.

This comes from the same person who just last week predicted that Rudy would not get the nomination because he was pro choice. The president of the Iowa Right to Life, Kim Lehman, said that it would be "hypocritical" of Brownback to endorse Giuliani.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

GOP Candidate Interview Thursday

Republican presidential candidate Keith Sprankle will be on This Is Politics Thursday, October 25, at 6:00 PM (ET).

BlogTalkRadio Listen Live

Hunter: GOP Not Likely to Nominate Pro Choice Candidate

In an online interview with CBS, Republican presidential candidate Duncan Hunter was asked if the Republican candidate ends up being a social moderate, should conservatives consider a third party.

His response was: "Well, first, I challenge the premise of your question. Because more than two-thirds of the Republican electorate is pro-life. So you’re asking me to presume that the Republican Party, which is dominated by people who are pro-life, would nominate somebody who is not pro-life. I don’t think that happens."

Web Poll Results

John Cox (R) 25%
Mike Gravel (D) 38%
Cynthia McKinney (G) 0%
Ed Thompson (L) 38%
Total Votes: 8

Monday, October 22, 2007

Post Debate Presidential Interviews

Republican presidential candidate interviews after last night's debate:

Rudy Giuliani:

Mitt Romney:

Fred Thompson:

Ron Paul:

Sprankle: Fox News Pitting Republicans Against Each Other

Long shot Republican presidential candidate Keith Sprankle said in a press realease that during last night's Republican debate that Fox News, which hosted debate, attempted to "pit" the candidates against each other.

Sprankle, who was not invited to the event, said: "The very first set of questions was designed and directed to pit one republican candidate against another directly over personal issues and stands not relevant to the issues of today," Sprankle said.

He goes onto say that: "Tying up the main candidates for over 20 minutes of the 90 minute debate, Fox news sought to invoke media sound bites for news debate rather than allowing a meaningful debate on the issues which real Americans are concerned and worried about."

Keith Sprankle will also be on This Is Politics radio at 6:00 PM (ET) this Thursday, October 25.

Keyes On the FRC Values Voters Summit

The Alan Keyes campaign has a released an article published on their website about this past weekend's FRC Values Voters Summit, which Keyes was not invited to attend.

The letter targest the Family Reasearch Council saying: "Now, you may ask, "Didn't they have to give pro-abortion candidates a platform, in the interest of fairness and balance?" No, they did not. One of the foundational principles of our republic is the right of free association. Nothing in the law requires that an organization surrender this freedom."

Keyes also goes after the front runners: Rudy Giuliani, Fred Thompson, John McCain and Mitt Romney saying that: "All of these candidates have either an outright pro-abortion position or a Stephen A. Douglas-like position that puts states' rights ahead of the God-given — and therefore unalienable — rights to life and liberty."

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Romney, Huckabee Neck and Neck in Values Voter Straw Poll, McCain Comes in Last

Mitt Romney won today's straw poll at the Values Voters' Summit with 1,595 votes, just 30 votes more than Mike Huckabee's 1,565.

Ron Paul came in third with 865 votes followed by Fred Thompson who recieved 564 votes. Sam Brownback, who ended his campaign yesterday, had 297 votes bringing him ahead of Duncan Hunter at 140 and Tom Tancredo at 133.

However, Rudy Giuliani did not finish last. The former New York City mayor came ahead of John McCain with 107 votes compared to McCain's 81.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Web Poll Results

Alan Keyes (R): 33%
John Edwards (D): 13%
Ron Paul (L/C): 54%
Total: 24

Brownback Out of Race

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KA) has ended his campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination. Brownback, a strong social conservative, spoke at the Values Voter Summit earlier today and at approximately 3:45, CST, he ended his campaign with a speech in Kansas.

The Senator does not believe that Rudy Giuliani will become the nominee since he is not pro life. Brownback has also said he will not seek re-election in 2012 and there are rumors he may run for governor in the 2010 elections.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Thompson: We Can't Win by Becoming More Like Democrats

"Some people think, seemingly, that we need to defeat the Democrats next year by becoming more like them," former Tennessee Senator and 2008 Republican presidential candidate said at a meeting of the New York Conservative Party. He went onto say: "It's not time for philosophical flexibility in terms of our principles. That is a sure-fire way of making sure we won't win."

Although I do not agree with Thompson on every issue he is right here. The Republicans will have a hard time winning with a candidate like Rudy Giulaini. The Republicans have a better shot at winning with a social conservative than winning with a candidate that has been backed by the Liberal Party of New York.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Cox Only Republican to Speak At Sisters on Target Dinner

Republican presidential John Cox was the only Republican to address the Sisters on Target Dinner this past Saturday. Democrats Hillary Clinton, Barak Obama and Joe Biden also spoke at the event.

The Des Moines Register reports that:

He ran into trouble when he gave his reason for running for president: "Because for 20 years we've had nothing but Bushes and Clintons in the White House. With all due respect to Senator Clinton, she's a lovely lady, but I think in a country of 300 million people we ought to be able to do something better than Bushes and Clintons."

"Yeah, he messed up. Not going to vote for him," said Artelia Hoffman, a retired teacher aide from Des Moines. "He might as well sit down."

Obama said nearly the same thing minutes later.

"There are a lot of good candidates in this race, and I admire them all, but the fact is that we've been hearing the same thing from Republicans and Democrats for the last 30 years," he said. "The question is not who can say the right words but who will have the judgment and courage to act on those words, even when it's inconvenient."

He got a roaring standing ovation.

Brownback Looks for Support From Republican Jews

Republican presidential candidate Sam Brownback called on Jewish Republicans to support his candidacy and to "rebuild the family."

"We've got to rebuild our family culture. The place to raise a child is with a mom and a dad," Brownback said at the Republican Jewish Coalition presidential forum today.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Paul, Romney and Hunter Top Three in Conservative Leadership Straw Poll

Results from the Conservative Leadership Straw Poll:

Paul: 32.80%

Romney: 16.13%

Hunter: 14.52%

Undecided: 11.29%

Thompson: 7.53%

Giuliani: 6.45%

Keyes: 3.76%

Huckabee: 3.23%

Tancredo: 1.61%

McCain: 1.08%

Other: 1.08%

Brownback: 0.54%

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Presidential Candidate Interview

Independent presidential candidate Steve Adams, who has a growing online base of supporters, will be on This Is Politics on Monday at 6:00 PM (EST). Tune in at:

Gingrich on Ron Paul and Clinton

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich earlier this week on Hannity and Colmes talking about Ron Paul, Hillary Clinton and possible pro life third party candidate.

Tommy Thompson Endorses Giuliani

Former 2008 Republican presidential candidate Tommy Thompson has endorsed Rudy Giuliani.

"I want a candidate that's going to be able to stand up and be able to win the Republican primary and take on Hillary Clinton and win," Thompson said in South Carolina with Giuliani standing with him.

Thompson went onto say that: "If in fact I have to wait around for the perfect candidate — I thought it was me and I lost — I'm going to have to wait another five years," referring to the two's differences on issues like abortion.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Coulter Goes After Huckabee and Thompson

Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee are the targets of conservative columnest and author Ann Coulter's most recent editoral.

Coulter says that: "Conservatives unhappy with our Republican presidential candidates seem to be drifting aimlessly toward Fred Thompson and Mike Huckabee in the misguided belief that these candidates are more conservative than Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. This is like breaking up with Bobby Brown so you can date Phil Spector."

She goes onto attack Huckabee's position on illegal immigration, among other things, saying that: "Huckabee makes George Bush sound like Tom Tancredo."

Coulter is also critical of Thompson voting against impeaching Presidential Bill Clinton.

Read the full artcile at:

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Face Off Poll Results

Sam Nunn (I)
7% (2)

Hillary Clinton (D)
7% (2)

Rudy Giulinai (R)
20% (6)

Bob Jackson (L)
23% (7)

Tom Tancredo (C)
40% (12)

Gail Parker (G)
3% (1)

Politics1: Tancredo, Paul Both Likely to Go Third Party

Politics1 reports today that: "The Paul and Tancredo comments -- probably intentionally -- kicked the doors wide open to Paul seeking the Libertarian nomination and Tancredo seeking the Constitution nomination for President in the general election."

I believe that if Paul were to become the Libertarian nominee that the Constitution Party leadership would push for an endorsement of him on that ticket. Earlier in the year Constitution Party chairman Jim Clymer said that if Paul some how managed to win the Republican nomination that the CP convention delegates would most likely endorse him and I would expect the same would hold true if Paul were the Libertarian candidate. However, the problem the CPers may have is if they would be willing to endorse the Libertarian vice presidential nominee.

Tuesday, October 09, 2007

BREAKING NEWS: Tancredo and Paul Will Not Commit to Supporting GOP Candidate

During tonight's GOP debate Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo said they will not commit to supporting just any one who becomes the Republican nominee.

More coming.

Monday, October 08, 2007

Dr. Sauerberg (R-IL) Interview Tuesday

2008 Illinois US Senate candidate Dr. Steve Sauerberg (R) will be interviewed on This Is Politics Tuesday, October 9, at 6:00 PM (ET).

Listen in at:

Brownback, Biden Set to Campaign Together

Two presidential candidates are set to campaign together latter this week in Iowa, one a Republican and the other a Democrat.

Sen. Sam Brownback (R-KA) and Sen. Joe Biden (D-DE) will be promoting their joint decentralization plan for Iraq, the Senate passed a non-binding resolution last month in favor of the bill.

"Joe and I might be running for the nomination of two different parties, but we agree on one thing: the American people want progress in Iraq and this represents a viable way forward to stability and success," says Sen. Brownback.

"Partisan politics must not come in the way of finding a solution to the war in Iraq. The overwhelming majority of Americans want us to get our troops out of Iraq as quickly as possible without leaving chaos behind," said Sen. Biden.

Both Biden and Brownback are behind in the polls.

Saturday, October 06, 2007

Hunter A Qualified Conservative

Many are overlooking California Congressman Duncan Hunter for the Republican presidential nomination, which is really too bad because he is a well qualified conservative.

Hunter has served in the House of Representatives since 1981 and has always been a conservative. The American Conservative Union even gave him a 92% life time rating.

As a Vietnam War veteran and former Chairman of the Armed Service Committee he is a knowledgeable candidate on National Security.

Hunter is also a strong supporter of the right to life for everyone. He supports a constitutional amendment to define "person hood" as beginning at conception and has been given a 100% rating from National Right to Life.

Through his efforts a fence was constructed along the U.S.-Mexico boarder in San Diego, which resulted in a 90% decrease of illegal immigration in that area. He is also opposed to amnesty for the current illegal immigrants in America. He was in opposition to the Kennedy-McCain amnesty bill that failed to pass earlier this year.

A believer that marriage is between one man and one woman, Rep. Hunter supports a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriages.

Hunter is also a strong supporter of Israel, missile defense and the 2nd amendment. He received an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.

Paul Win's Presidency Video

Interesting YouTube video of CNN announcing Ron Paul as the next President and Dennis Kucinich as Vice President:

Friday, October 05, 2007

Giuliani: When it comes to picking who will be on the Supreme Court "Abortion is not a litmus test."

The Republicans for Choice website reports Rudy Giuliani saying that when it comes to picking who will be on the Supreme Court "Abortion is not a litmus test." The former NYC mayor goes onto to say: "No particular case is a litmus test. That's not the way to appoint Supreme Court justices or any judge."

The website also says:

He [Giuliani] also said he would not rule out choosing a judge known to be an opponent of abortion rights if he "thought that on 20 other issues" the judge "would be terrific."

Tancredo Wants Federal Ban of Same Sex Marriage

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Tom Tancredo announced in Iowa today that he is in favor of Federal ban on same sex marriages.

The Des Moines Register reported:

Tancredo held a press conference on the steps of the Iowa State Capitol building to denounce a decision made by Polk County District Judge Robert Hanson, who ruled in August that Iowa's gay-marriage ban is unconstitutional.

The Colorado congressman argued a federal ban is necessary to ensure "activist judges" will not make similar rulings that pave the way for legal recognition of relationships based on bigamy, polygamy and incest.

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Keyes Not Welcome At CNBC Debate

2008 Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes was excluded from today's CNBC/MSNBC debate in Michigan.

"I think it is shameful that someone with Dr. Alan Keyes' experience in government and credentials in the conservative movement is being kept out of the debate. Voters in Michigan and across the country deserve to hear what this man has to say about where this country is and where it's going. He brings a principled, moral perspective to this race that nobody else brings," Genesee County Republican Party Board member Judy Zabik said.

The reason given for Keyes exclusion from the debate is that he wasn't on the invitation list made on September 11, before he announced his candidacy.

Dobson Ready to Bolt GOP

Christian leader Dr. James Dobson is ready and willing to bolt the GOP and support a third party candidate if the party puts forth a pro choice candidate.

World Net Daily reported that: "Some of the top leaders in Christian pro-family activism – including James Dobson of Focus on the Family – met in Salt Lake City yesterday to plot a strategy if Rudy Giuliani or another supporter of legalized abortion is nominated by the Republican Party as its presidential candidate."

Video from MSNBC's Tucker:

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Illinois US Senate Candidate Interview Thursday

2008 Republican for Illinois US Senator Mike Psak will be on This Is Politics tomorrow, October 4. Be sure to tune in at 6:00 PM (ET) by logging onto

Myers: Look for Hunter, Keyes and Brownback to Drop Out

Political blogger Daniel Myers says in a new article on his website that he thinks that Alan Keyes, Duncan Hunter and Sam Brownback will drop out of the race either before or right after the Iowa Caucus in January.

Myers says: "Whoever is leading 2-3 days before the Caucus is possibly going to be the winner. Kerry was loosing by 11 points in Iowa until four days before the Caucus he trailed by 2, then three days before he was tied, then came the actual results in which he beat Howard Dean by what I believe if memory is correct 16 points."

He thinks that Mike Huckabee will do well in Iowa as well as Mitt Romney and he doesn't expect Rudy Giuliani, John McCain and possibly Fred Thompson to be too focused on this first caucus state.

CBS News: Paul Getting Harder to Ignore

In an article by Brian Montopoli on the CBS News website he says that: "...the campaign of Ron Paul, a libertarian Republican with a small but passionate fan base, is hinting that he's going to come in at over $3 million for the quarter – a number that makes him harder for the other candidates, and the press corps, to ignore."

Paul ended up raising around $5 million dollars for the third quarter, about the same as Sen. John McCain.

Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Which Candidate Do You Match Up With?

Take the quiz HERE to see which candidate you match up with.

Monday, October 01, 2007

New Iowa Poll Results

New Iowa Poll Results:

Mitt Romney 30%
Rudy Giuliani 17%
Fred Thompson 13%
Mike Huckabee 8%
John McCain 6%
Newt Gingrich 5%
Ron Paul 3%
Tom Tancredo 2%
Sam Brownback 2%
Duncan Hunter 1%
Undecided 13%
600 participants

Thompson: Leave Gay Marriage to the States

The Associated Press Reports:

Thompson favors a constitutional amendment that bars judges from legalizing gay marriage, but also leaves open the door for state legislatures to approve the practice. He said social and religious conservatives who would prefer an amendment that also bars legislatures from legalizing gay marriage can live with his view.

McCain Prefers to Have a Christian President

Over the weekend Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain was asked during an interview with the religious website Beliefnet if a Muslim would be a good choice for president.

McCain responded by saying: "I just have to say in all candor that since this nation was founded primarily on Christian principles ... personally, I prefer someone who I know who has a solid grounding in my faith. But that doesn't mean that I'm sure that someone who is Muslim would not make a good president." He went onto say: "I would vote for a Muslim if he or she was the candidate best able to lead the country and defend our political values."

When asked if Mitt Romney's Mormon religion should be a determing factor in choosing the next president McCain said: "I think that Governor Romney's religion should not, absolutely not, be a disqualifying factor when people consider his candidacy for president of the United States."

Paul Campaign Hopeful For Cross Over Votes in NH

Rand Paul, son of Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, is hopeful for cross over voters in the New Hampshire primary: "We definitely have Democrats that are crossing over, Libertarians crossing over, Independents crossing over. And I think the people that come out are definitely gonna vote," he said at a campaign rally in Manchester that drew a crowd of 800.

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Cox Sends Letter to Social Conservatives

Republican presidential hopeful John Cox has written a letter posted on his website to social conservatives.

In the letter the Chicago businessman says: "While there are several candidates that have decent pro life and pro family records, equally clear is that many of these candidates are lacking in fiscal matters, have made seriously deficient statements in the past in regard to enforcing our immigration laws or have been members of a U.S. Congress that disappointed many conservatives in regard to the growth of government or addressing our serious challenges."

Cox also lists several reasons why he should be considered for the presidency. Among the reasons is: "I am a solid fiscal and social conservative with a long record of activism - an original member of the Club for Growth (Jack Kemp, Steve Forbes, Larry Kudlow,, a longtime pro life and pro family activist (a member of and supporter of the Knights of Columbus, Illinois Family Institute, Pro Life Action League)."

Cox has not appeared yet in any of the national news media debates but was included in the Values Voter Debate, has appeared on Tucker on MSNBC, and will make his first appearance on a national news media debate on MSNBC in November.

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Gingrich Won't Run

After just this morning saying he may be running for the Republican nomination Newt Gingrich says that he will not be a candidate for President or Vice President in 2008.

Reuters reports:

Gingrich, who previously said he was considering joining the race, told Fox News the McCain-Feingold campaign law would have forced him to leave his American Solutions political organization if he declared his candidacy.

Myers to be Interviewed

Daniel Myers of will be interviewed about the 2008 election on This Is Politics on Monday, October 1, at 6:00 PM, ET.

Tune in at:

PBS All American Republican Presidential Forum

Watch the PBS All American Presidential Forums here:

Texas Straw Poll Candidate Speeches

Speeches by Republican presidential candidates at the September 1 Texas Straw Poll:

Ray McKinney:

Ron Paul:

Duncan Hunter:

Gingrich May Get In Race

Former Republican Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich says he may get in the presidential race if he can raise $30 million by mid-October.

"As a middle-class person, I can’t compete with Governor Romney, who can write a personal check for a hundred million dollars. But if there is a big enough citizen movement that wants to have somebody who could debate Senator Clinton next year and somebody who could outline and articulate our values, then I think we’d be compelled to run," Gingrich told Matt Lewis of

There will be more details from Gingrich told to the news media on Monday according to Gingrich advisor J. Randolph Evans.

Thursday, September 27, 2007

LP Candidates: Paul Not For Me

During tonight's This Is Politics Libertarian presidential candidate debate all three of the participants: George Phillies, Bob Jackson and Robert Milnes said that they would oppose Ron Paul if he seeks the 2008 Libertarian presidential nomination.

The question asked to the candidates asked was "...if Paul were to decide to seek the Libertarian nomination for a second time would you oppose him?" Here is how the candidates responded:

Robert Milnes: "Yes, I oppose him even being a member of the Libertarian party." "...he's running on the Republican ticket, never again vote Republican."

Bob Jackson: "...Ron Paul is out of phase for what it would take to for a Libertarian Party to put a candidate up that can govern the country. He's already polarized too many people and his issues are more argumentative and they're segmented." "He's been in Washington so long drinking that Potomac water, I don't think he has a total understanding of what is to be out here in real America."

George Phillies: "Ron Paul is a conservative Republican. He says he is in his fundraising literature." "I intend to do my best to make sure he is not our nominee because he has no business, with his modern stands, being the Libertarian Party nominee."

Ron Paul was the 1988 Libertarian nominee and has been endorsed by both the 2004 Libertarian presidential nominee, Michael Badnarik, and the '04 Vice presidential nominee, Richard Campagna.

You can listen to complete debate by logging onto and clicking on "Libertarian Presidential Debate."

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Three Libertarians to Face Off Sep. 27

Libertarian presidential candidates: George Phillies, Bob Jackson and Robert Milnes will face off in the first This Is Politics Libertarian presidential candidate debate tomorrow, September 27, at 6:00 PM, ET.

The debate will air from If you have a question you would like to ask the candidates email it to: or call 718-908-9747 during the program.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Gilbert at SC Straw Poll

Republican Daniel Gilbert at the South Carolina Straw Poll and BBQ for the Palmetto Family Council:

Monday, September 24, 2007

Sprankle Q & A

Interview with Republican Presidential candidate Keith Sprankle:

1. Why should you be the next President?

Simple, none of the other candidates, on either side, are looking at the whole condition of our Nation. It is like a cruise ship with no one at the helm and everyone working below decks to keep the machinery running. Everyone has focused on individual issues without addressing the true direction our Nation is heading.
For the sake of my children and yours, in fact we need to worry about the next five years which really means you and I, we need someone with an eye to the horizon to steer our ship through the turbulent waters ahead.
The American worker is running out of money in their paychecks for supporting the projects of Washington.
Why I am different? I believe we must increase our tax base, not our tax rates. We must increase wages, put more people to work, build new business and new industry. We must push our economy into high gear, bring down the price of fuel, bring down the cost of food and increase the education of all people.
The only way to save America is to build our economy and not slow it down.
Adding 110 billion to the National budget for health-care, or any number of other domestic programs as the Democrats have proposed to increase our taxes, will drive this Country to recession as President Bush recently pointed out on September 21st, 2007. America cannot afford to pay for everything on the backs of the America worker.
Strong business and new innovative industry will move this Nation through the tough times ahead without forcing middle America to cut back their lifestyles and cut back their spending.
We must speed up our economy for some very basic reasons.
Americans cannot afford to pay more in taxes to support all of the programs which need to be addressed. We have a Social Security system on the verge of failing. We have increasing government costs for health-care. We have a crumbling infrastructure which needs to be rebuilt today. Food prices are starting a multi-year sky-rocketing phase which will place financial burden on every working American family in this Nation. And then there is the price you are paying for gasoline. We see these prices changing on nearly a daily bases to the up side. Our world population and economies have made this problem self indulging and self-sustaining. It will take only actions as I have proposed to stop the runaway consequences.
We are in a unique position today as a Nation to achieve the needed economic and technological growth required to overcome the social issues of our society. But you cannot fund this on the backs of the American worker or at the expense of the American children.
Be all of this said, remember one more thing. No other candidate will be held to higher standards and be held accountable for their promises to the America public. The eye of the Nation and the World will be on every step I make to ensure our Country moves in the directions promised.

2. What makes you the best choice for the Republican nomination?

All of the above, I have demonstrated the vision and business sense for real change and accomplishment within our Nation. My plans all work together to strengthen the American economy. Everyone is calling for change in Washington, but no one has offered the real solution until now. Even today on Meet the Press, Allen Greenspan acknowledged he is very concerned about the overall direction of the American economy and he is voicing concern about recession. I am the only candidate seeking to push our economy into “High Gear” in order to strengthen the power of the dollar in the American workers pocketbook. My plans bring stability back to household budgets and my plans fast-track technology to solve future energy production needs. Every other candidate has placed their careers and political motivation ahead of the needs of the people in this Nation. This is not a chess game; this is a position which requires understanding, compassions and a God given sense of direction.

3. How are you different from candidates like John Cox?

I bring a complete plan and vision for our Nation, no matter what issues are thrown in front of our course. Mr. Cox holds the standard Republican Party line which is fine and necessary, but again he is not looking to the overall direction the Ship of America is heading. Slow reaction policy will force our Nation into a slow recession. We must be pro-Active heading off any chance of further turmoil in our economic markets and in the pocketbooks of the American worker. A unified plan must take into account all markets, all theaters of operation and all affects on our society. Under John Cox, endless debate and inaction will stall any possible recovery. My Plans will win the situation in Iraq and protect what so many lives have fought to achieve. My Plan will bring our fighting troops home in a reasonable timeframe. My plans work to improve life in America for everyone, no matter what their beliefs or status. My plans will bring us closer to solving issues like energy production, curing Cancer and raising the educational level of this Nation as a whole. My plans build and protect this Nation for our children and their children.

4. What is your position on the Iraq War?

As explained, I want to see our troops out as soon as possible, while protecting what we have fought and died for. We do not want to see further or future problems arising out of this part of the Middle-East. My plans will improve diplomatic relations with all Nations and bring to bear the full strength and influence of the World. No one can afford the United States to falter in economic strength due to a failed Middle-East solution. The world depends on us as much as we do on them and therefore we have the upper hand in developing a solid, forceful and time drive solution which can be achieved on the diplomatic front to win this war once and for all!

5. How important are the issues of abortion and gay rights to you?

Family values have deteriorated in this Country. Our forefathers never envisioned the issues we are facing today. We must use and rely on faith in God to guide us on strengthening the moral issues we face. Abortion should never be a choice, unless it would result in the death, or other serious complications of the mother. Life is God given and should not be taken by mankind. Life starts at the moment of conception and there is no argument on this issue.
Marriage is, and should always be, “One Man and One Woman”. We must protect the moral integrity of this Nation and the Values which our founding fathers intended for all people. All people have rights and freedoms which must be protected as mandated under the constitution. Our Nation will work through these issues together with more open dialog between all people.

6. Will you support whomever becomes the Republican nominee?

I will support whoever becomes the nominee as the choice of the majority of the Republican Voters. We must work together to fight off the increased taxation proposed by the Democratic Party.

Friday, September 21, 2007

Dobson Opposes Thompson

Fred Thompson has been added to James Dobson's list of Republicans that he doesn't support. In an email to friends that the Associated Press obtained Dobson says: "Not for me, my brothers. Not for me!" referring to the former Tennessee Senator.

Dobson, who is the founder of Focus on the Family, went on to say: "Isn't Thompson the candidate who is opposed to a Constitutional amendment to protect marriage, believes there should be 50 different definitions of marriage in the U.S., favors McCain-Feingold, won't talk at all about what he believes, and can't speak his way out of a paper bag on the campaign trail?"

In responding to the email Sen. Thompson said: "If in fact this e-mail ... reflects his views, so be it. I have a lot of friends who I think are friends of his who have a high regard for me, and I'm very proud of that."

Thursday, September 20, 2007

CP Goes After Hunter's Son for Military Service / Calls Keyes, Tancredo and Hunter ‘Tweedle Dee’ and ‘Tweedle Dum’ Candidates

I do not think it is right for the Constitution Party to include the fact that Hunter's son has served two tours in Iraq in their attack on Hunter's position on the war. Attacking a person for serving his country is just not acceptable.

It also doesn't make sense why the Constitution Party would include Hunter, Tancredo and Keyes in their presidential preference poll a while back when the Chair of the party says that all candidates out side of Ron Paul are "...‘Tweedle Dee’ and ‘Tweedle Dum’ candidates..."

Peroutka Endorses Paul for President

Michael Peroutka has become the second 2004 third party presidential candidate to endorse Ron Paul's campaign for the Republican nomination. Peroutka, who was the Constitution Party's candidate, joins the '04 Libertarian nominee Michael Badnarik in backing Paul.

"I endorse Rep. Ron Paul for President. And I endorse him not because he is the lesser of two evils. A Christian can never endorse any kind of evil. I endorse Rep. Paul because – from a Christian/Biblical and Constitutional perspective – he is, by far, the best candidate running for President," Peroutka said.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Huckabee Wins Value Voter Debate Straw Poll

Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee won the Values Voter Debate held last night after the first Values Voter Debate.

Huckabee won with 219 of the 400 ballots cast, Ron Paul trailed far behind with just 44 votes, Brownback had 18 with Fred Thompson, who did not attend the debate, coming in fourth with 15 votes.

Even though the four front-runners were not present, this was the first major debate that Chicago businessman John Cox was invited to and was also Alan Keyes' first debate since announcing his third candidacy for the Republican nomination last week.

Friday, August 31, 2007

Republicans to Debate Saturday

Four Republican presidential candidates are set to debate on This Is Politics tomorrow at 8:00 PM (ET) at

The candidates to attend are: George Bailey, Daniel Gilbert, Ray McKinney (who will also be participating in the Texas straw poll tomorrow as well) and Keith Sprankle.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Cort In Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Hugh Cort has had a good campaign trip to Iowa recently, according the most recent email sent out by his campaign.

"We gave a terrific speech to the Iowa Christian Alliance, praise God! One of the Iowa Christians said, 'Dr. Cort, I never heard anyone explain these issues and their solutions so well!' Our photographer, Allison, told me 'Dr. Cort, you really rocked!' (You know that made my day!)" Cort says in his message.

Cort, along with Dr. Paul Williams, will also be giving a counter-terrorism conference this Friday at the Gateway Hotel and Conference Center in Ames, Iowa.

To find out more about Hugh Cort's campaign for the White House, visit

Friday, July 27, 2007

Political Side Blog

If you are wondering why there are so few new posts here it is because I am doing a lot of posting on so be sure to check out that site.

Gilbert Would Oppose Ron Paul As GOP Candidate

Gilbert Would Oppose Ron Paul As GOP Candidate
Read the article HERE

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Constitution Party Front Runner

Read my article on the Constitution Party front runner HERE.

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Gilmore No Longer A Candidate, Considering Run for State Office

Former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore has quit his campaign for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination and is now considering running for either US Senate in '08 or running for another term as governor in 2009.

Gilmore told the Politico that "Because of the front-loading of the primaries, I would have basically had to stop campaigning and spend full time organizing hundreds of people to raise money for me."

Corsi Won't Be Running

Jerome Corsi will not be seeking the presidential nomination of the Constitution Party in 2008.

World Net Daily Reports:

WND columnist Jerome Corsi has decided to not accept a draft by the National Veterans Coalition of the Constitution Party to run for the party's presidential nominee in 2008.

Read the full report HERE.

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

John Bootie (I) Answers Questions

Independent presidential candidate John Bootie answered these questions for the Conservative President 2008.

1. Why are you running for President?

When I was growing up it was a boy's dream to be president or astronaut or baseball player. I believe in the saying either your part of the solution or your part of the problem.. I believe I have the ability to do this Job as well as and I believe even better than the candidates I have seem say their running so far... I am not saying I have more experience I am saying I believe we honestly need New Blood in the Office. Someone who is not a so called insider.

2. Why are you the best choice for President?

I am single so I can devote my entire energies to the Office. I am fiscally responsible, Social Conservative! Ultra Conservative when it comes to money, and Hard Line when it comes to this Nations defense.. I am Willing to make the Hard choices no matter the Political winds or what polls say. As I say in my profile, if I don't TRY to make the changes I run ON. I wouldn't run again. This doesn't mean if I can't get them done because of partisan politics. I know their will be a hard fought fight to get this government on a new track for reform. I just hope these people in Washington are ready for a guy like me.

3. What is one of the top issues of your campaign?

My top two are both very important so I would say both.

War on Terror
Continue the WAR against terror, give General Petreus a full and unfettered go ahead to fight terror anyway HE SEE'S fit and needed to WIN. Have him remove the gloves and allow NO TIME TABLE to get out of Iraq or any country that is a terror hot spot. Go on a Media and Fighting blitz that would over shadow the Media's attempts to spin the war as wrong. Start a media campaign on the Internet to show every single good thing done in Iraq.

Border Security
Close the border with Mexico until we can control when and if people come in to our country. NO legal or illegal entry until the day, WE control the rate and legality of the people coming in to the USA . Give Anwar to the American Indians to pump for oil. This way there will be less government restrictions, and the environmentalists can not stop the development of domestic oil. Make a deal with the oil companies to build 2 refineries just over the border in Mexico. This deal would include a pay wage that would be at least equal to US refineries. This way the environmentalists can’t stop the building because of a bird, bug or snail. This would make a two way JOBS deal and help improve the problem of Illegal Aliens flowing into the USA trying to find better jobs. I'll push the use of Bio-diesel fuels, Ethanol-85, the production of coal to fuel and wind and solar powers as well.

4. Why not run for the nomination of a party such as the Constitution Party?

I did try contacting the Constitution Party twice. I emailed them and since there headquartered here in Lancaster, Pa. I called and left a message asking the founder Jim Clymer to call me back but received no reply either time. I know I am not a perfect match for the Constitution Party but I thought it worth giving us a chance to see if we are a possible match on most issues.

5. Do you think you can win?

Do I think I can win? YES!!!! If I didn't, why would I be in the race? The great part of our system is everyone has a right to run. It's the people who then decide on who they like the best. And who they think can do the Job the best. I know it's a long hard up hill battle since I can't get any of the Major media's outlets attention as of yet. But that's the beauty of the Internet. The Internet is far more powerful than the media today. The Internet is able to reach far more people and at a quicker pace. And often far more accountable and accurate.

Monday, July 09, 2007

Jackson Would Like Giuliani Running Mate

During my interview tonight Libertarian presidential candidate Bob Jackson said that Rudy Giuliani would make a good Vice President.

Find out why by listening the program in the archives at

Libertarian Presidential Candidate Bob Jackson Interview TONIGHT

Saturday, July 07, 2007

June 30th Multi Party Debate

Jon Greenspon (NAIP), Don Grundmann (C), Christine Smith (L) and Richard Smith (R) debate, listen to the debate in the archives by going to

Adams Challenges Tancredo, Lays Out Immigration Plan

Challenge to Republican presidential candidate Tom Tancredo from Independent presidential candidate Steve Adams.

Conservative President 2008 Returns

After about a month of calling it quits for CP '08 I've decided to take it back up again. Be on the look out for frequent updates and be sure to tune into This Is Politics Radio Mondays at 8:00 PM (EST) at
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