Saturday, March 31, 2007

Ron Paul Takes Poll In Landslide

Republican Congressman Ron Paul took the March poll with a land slide victory over Constitution Michael Peroutka and Democrat Senator Barak Obama.

Paul received 75.57% of the 393 votes cast compared to Peroutka's 11.7% and Obama's 5.85%. Other candidates included in the poll were Green Elaine Brown (1.53%), Independent Dave Koch (2.54%) and Libertarian George Phillies (2.8%).

Friday, March 30, 2007

Troubles for Gilchrist

Jim Gilchrist has been fired by the board of directors of the Minute Man Project, Inc., which he founded.

Gilchrist, who has shown interest to be the 2008 Constitution Party candidate for President, has been accused of taking $400,000 of donations made to the ant-illegal immigration group. In turn, Gilchrist has taken the issue to court to get his position back.

The Associated Press reports what the judge told Gilchrist to do:

Judge Randell L. Wilkinson suggested that Gilchrist work out his disagreements with board members through mutually trusted intermediaries. If that wasn't possible, the judge indicated he would rule on whether control should be returned to Gilchrist until a trial can be held on whether the board was justified in removing him.

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Bay Buchanan Joins Tancredo Campaign

Bay Buchanan, sister of past presidential candidate Pat Buchanan, has left her job at CNN to become the Senior Adviser of Tom Tancredo's presidential campaign.

In an e-mail sent out by the Tancredo campaign Buchanan says "I want to tell you why I am endorsing Tom and why I am going to do everything in my power to see that Tom Tancredo wins this nomination. First, Tom is a man of principle and integrity; he says what he believes and believes what he says. This alone sets him apart from the crowd in Washington and certainly from among the media designated 'top-tier' in this race."

Buchanan went onto say that "The Tancredo campaign is about the kind of America we want to leave to our children. It is too important a cause for us to leave to chance. And so, I am pledging my time and effort to see that Tom Tancredo is the next President of the United States."

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Olbermann: Giuliani 'Worst Person'

Keith Olbermann, host of MSNBC's Countdown, made a good point (and he doesn't do that often) on last nights program when he gave the title of "Worst Person in the World" to Rudy Giuliani.

Olbermann On Giuliani:

"But our winner to the government of the city of New York, Rudy W. Giuliani, then-mayor. A city contractor and a retired Sanitation Department official say in court papers they witnessed the city putting a rush order on the sifting of the debris from the World Trade Center in October of 2001. Thus, not only were body parts of the victims, some at least, lost, but that some of that debris wound up in the pile of junk used to fill pot holes on the streets of the city. And if you were wondering where New York City’s memorial to the victims of 9/11 was, now you know. "

Monday, March 26, 2007

Gilmore Was Always 'Friendly, Warm, Supportive' of the Pro-Life Community

Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore is looking for the backing pro-lifers. Gilmore told Human Events magazine that while he was governor he was "was always friendly, warm, supportive, and gave them [pro-life supporters] opportunities to push their ideas forward."

But, Gilmore goes onto say that he does not believe abortions should be made illegal. Gilmore would allow abortions during the first eight weeks of pregnancy, "After that period of time I think there should be no further abortions -- because I think the child has emerged -- except to save the life of the mother and situations of extremes," he said.

Fred the Thompson of Choice

Last week's poll question was "Which Thompson Would You Be More Likely To Support?"

Former Tennessee Senator Fred Thompson (R) came out on top with 46.43% of the 28 votes cast. Former Tomah, Wisconsin, Mayor Ed Thompson (L) came in second with 29.29% followed by his older brother and former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson (R) with 14.29%.

The new weekly poll is now up.

Why Join the America First Party?

J.C. Schweingrouber is the chairman of the Ohio America First Party. Mr. Schweingrouber answered these questions for the Conservative President 2008.

1. Why should a conservative join the America First Party?

The America First Party encompasses all issues that conservatives would find vital to their belief systems and in their preferred politics. We are not a one issue party, focusing only on opposing abortion or gay marriage. For example,we favor a fair tax system at the federal, state and local levels. Our platform stays soley within the bounds of the U.S. Constitution and is appealing to true conservatives. You don't find that with the so-called conservatives playing politics in the GOP. Our platform can be found at

2. Where do you see the Republican Party headed?

The Republican Party has moved sharply left from the days of the "Contract with America" and will continue to do so. It spends more time playing politics with the church and pandering to true conservatives for their money than backing up their supposed ideals. Examples of this are easy to find. After 6 years in the White House with more than a decade of control in the Congress and the upper hand in the courts, abortion is still being debated, taxes are still too high regardless of any so-called Bush tax cut, and our government is bigger than it has ever been. So much for the smaller government guys.

3. How is the AFP different from the Constitution Party?

Although there are many similarities between the two parties, and their candidates have received endorsements from us in the past, there are some vital differences that make us a more viable party. For example, we focus our efforts at local recruiting whereas the Constitution Party spends vast resources on Presidential elections. Our strategy is to build local areas first and win local offices. We are also less restrictive in our membership. As the Constitution requires, we welcome those of other religious beliefs into our fold. The vast majority of our membership is Christian and our party supports that heritage and its values. We are proud to do so and have many friends in the Constitution Party. We have supported some of their candidates in the past and will do so in the future.

Also, our national platform, and state platforms, are more complete and focus on the issues of the day. We address national issues quickly, much to the chagrin of the mainstream media. Our chances of long term success are much greater.

4. Are there any Republicans that you could support for President?

Officially, no. We are, however, very supportive of the positions that Tom Tancredo has taken in regards to illegal immigration and applaud Ron Paul for his consistent stance for a more strict interpretation of the Constitution.

5. Will the AFP run a candidate for President in 2008 and who would you like to see be the next President?

We will not be running a candidate in 2008. We will focus our resources on continuing to build at the local levels where we can be more effective. We will consider the issue for 2012 and address that growing possibility at that time.

As far as who we would like to see as the next President...nothing official. However, from one humble man's opinion...Can we bring back Thomas Jefferson?

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Campagna on '08 Election

2004 Libertarian Vice Presidential candidate Richard Campagna answered these questions for the Conservative President 2008.

1. Where do you think the two major parties are headed?

In a direction that does not make me very proud. I am disheartened by theway they behave.

2. Do you think that you could support any of the potential 2008 Republican or Democratic nominees for President?

Yes, many of them express libertarian principles towards which I am sympathetic. Many of them have personal styles and philosophies of life which are congruent with my own.

3. Michael Badnark, your running mate in 2004, says that Libertraians should get behind Ron Paul's Republican candidacy, what do you think?

I thinkthat is a very wise idea. Ron Paul is the essence of a "mainstream libertarian."

4. Will you be seeking the 2008 Libertarian Presidential nomination, and if not who would you like to see become the next LP candidate?

I will definitely NOT be seeking the 2008 Libertarian Presidential nomination. I think Ron Paul would make a fine standard bearer for the LP, whether he gets the Republican nomination or not.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

FMR. IA Christian Alliance Director Joins Romney Campaign

Former Iowa Christian Alliance Director Joe Earle is now working for the Romney campaign. It was announced today that Earle would be working to get support for Romney throughout the state of Iowa.

Earle said "Governor Romney has an impressive record on the issues that matter most to conservative Christian voters. Whether leading the fight for traditional marriage, implementing abstinence education programs or standing strong on Life, Governor Romney has shown the integrity and leadership necessary to move our nation forward."

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Another Kennedy Presidential Campaign

There's another Kennedy campaign for the Presidency, but this time it is a conservative and Republican one. Donnie Kennedy is an author who has formed a G.O.P. Presidential Exploratory Committee.

When it comes to abortion Kennedy believes that "The Federal government is not authorized by the Constitution to play any role in the murder of unborn children."

Kennedy says that "The Federal government is obligated to protect the borders of these United States—force the Federal government to abide by the Constitution and the Illegal immigration problem is solved."

Kennedy also supports the right to leave the Ten Commandments up in public places.

The Conservative Exodus Project

The Conservative Exodus Project was formed on March 3, 2007, to oppose a Republican presidential candidate that they consider too liberal.

The group was formed "In the belief that the Republican Party has become too liberal, we pledge, unless a suitable candidate is selected for the GOP 2008 presidential nomination, to stay home or vote third party (e.g. Constitution Party)."

The CEP will oppose John McCain, Rudolph Giuliani, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Sam Brownback, Mike Huckabee, Chuck Hagel, Condoleezza Rice or any candidate like them.

On their website they give links to four Republicans they would support: Tom Tancredo, Ron Paul, Duncan Hunter, and Donnie Kennedy. They would also support Lou Dobbs or any candidate like the ones listed.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Brownback: I'm the 'Whole Life' Candidate

In a weekend stop in New Hampshire Kansas Senator Sam Brownback addressed a group of Christians and home school families. He told the group that he not only wants to protect the un-born but everyone, no matter what stage of life they are in.

The WCAX TV Reports:

Brownback described himself as the quote - "whole life" candidate. He says that means caring for people throughout their lives with anti-poverty and social programs and programs to reduce criminal recidivism.

Buchanan for '92

Last week's weekly poll question was "If you could go back to the 1992 Republican Primaries, who would you now support?"

Out of the 46 votes cast Pat Buchanan won with 60.04%, followed by former President Bush 19.57% and David Duke came in third with 17.39%

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Giuliani Continues Lead

Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the GOP field. In the most recent Opinion Research Corporation poll Giuliani leads the pack of hopefuls with 34% compared to Sen. John McCain's 18%.

Opinion Research Corporation March Republican Poll Results:
Giuliani: 34%
McCain: 18%
Gingrich: 9%
Romney: 9%
Pataki: 3%
Gilmore: 2%
Brownback: 2%
Hagel: 2%
Paul: 2%
Huckabee: 1%
Tancredo: 1%
T. Thompson: 1%
Hunter: --
No Opinion: 17%

Friday, March 16, 2007

Gilmore on the Front Runners

Jim Gilmore claims that he is the only "real conservative" in the race for the Republican nomination and he gave his thoughts on the three front-runners for the nomination:

John McCain:

"He has fought conservatives time after time, even invoking the rhetoric of class warfare to oppose the Bush tax cuts."

Rudy Giuliani:

"He supports gun control; says just as a motorist can be required to have a license, a gun owner can be required to have one as well. And in 1994 he supported (Democrat) Mario Cuomo for governor of New York. Mario Cuomo! "

Mitt Romney:

"In 1992 he supported (Democrat) Paul Tsongas for president of the United States. Paul Tsongas! "

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Renew America Columnist for Keyes

Brad Turner is a columnist for Alan Keyes' Renew America website. In his most recent article Turner expressed his support for another Alan Keyes candidacy for President.

Mr. Turner took the time to answer these questions for the Conservative President 2008.

1. In a recent article you said that you would Alan Keyes to run forPresident, what makes Keyes the best choice for President?

In my opinion Dr. Keyes fills a moral and political void that has been missing since Ronald Reagan's 1980 campaign. Dr. Keyes is not one to compromise on issues that are critical to our country's moral base, as well as fiscal issues that are undermining our future. Dr. Keyes understands the reality,optimism, and truth of the Founding Fathers message, and understands it's relevance is more critical now than ever before.

2. Keyes has failed twice to win the nomination of the Republican Partyand has lost a number of other election, so why do you think he could win now?

As stated above, there is a tremendous void now in the conservativebase of real leadership. There are too many pretenders, and not enoughcontenders. The current selection vying for the GOP nomination are insults to the conservative core of the GOP. D. Keyes fills that void of realleadership, real conservatism and a real plan for action. His conservative message would resonate with millions of voters looking for real leadershipand not thumb in the wind conservatism.

3. What qualifies Keyes to be President?

His record speaks for itself. Not only is Dr. Keyes a brilliant leader, he has a proven track record of results from his time in the Reagan administration as an ambassador, and his work at the United Nations. Dr. Keyes has a plan to move our country ahead by remembering what made this county great. He understands people make America, not government. He understands our rights and freedom come from the Almighty, to those who much is given, much is expected. America has lost some of it's moral compass, and Dr. Keyes embodies a leader the country can be proud of for the next 8 years.

4. You are a member of the Young Republicans of Rutherford County, if Mr.Keyes decides to run on a third party ticket would you support him?

I would support Dr. Keyes 100% in next election if he would run for office. I am first and foremost a conservative who happens to vote Republican. My vote is not automatic and would not be an auto-punch because a candidatehas an R next to their name. They need to represent conservative ideals and be a leader. Dr. Keyes fits that bill better than anyone because he doesn't compromise on the issues that are important.

His time is now.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Romney On Euthanasia

This past weekend Mitt Romney stated where he stands on what happened to Terri Schiavo, who's life was ended by euthanasia.

Romney believes "it's probably best to leave these kinds of matters in the hands of the courts. I generally think that it's not a good idea for courts to legislate. Nor is it a great idea for legislatures to adjudicate in a specific circumstance."

How can Romney be pro-euthanasia and really be pro-life? Both abortion and euthanasia end innocent lives and neither practice should occur.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Giuliani In His Own Words

Tancredo a '24-Carat Conservative'

"But Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., carrying on his presidential campaign here in New Hampshire over the past few days, is the full-spectrum, 24-carat conservative on everything from entitlement spending to abortion to illegal immigrants to the threat of a rapidly arming China," says Tom Curry of MSNBC.

Curry also points out that the long shot candidate is more conservative than fellow presidential contender Congressman Duncan Hunter of California. Tancredo voted against the President's multi-hundred billion dollar Medicare prescription drug plan for the elderly while Hunter voted in favor of it.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Paul Makes It Offical

Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is now an official candidate for the 2008 Republican Presidential nomination.

Paul made it official on C-Span's Washington Journal this morning. He said that the GOP "has gone in the wrong direction." The congressman went onto say "We used to be the party of small government. Now we're the party of big government."

His website has been updated, giving info on his background, where he stands on the issues and more.

Another Thompson Candidacy?

There may another Thompson joining the GOP field. Former Tennessee Senator turned Law and Order star Fred Thompson is considering a run for the White House.

Thompson appeared on Fox News Sunday this week and said "I'm giving some thought to it," and that he is "concerned about what's going on in this country, in the world."

There is already a web site urging Thompson to run, The site says "From tax cuts, to cleaning up government, to his vital role in the confirmation of Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, Fred Thompson has a record of fighting for conservative values."

Thompson voted against same-sex marriage and against partial birth abortions.

Paul Wins Weekly Poll

Last week's weekly poll question was Which Republican Would You Choose? Texas Congressman Ron Paul won 60% of the 168 votes cast.

In a very distant second was Congressman Duncan Hunter with 8% followed by Congressman Tom Tancredo with 7%.

All others received 6% or less, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich was left out of the poll due to an oversight. You can see the complete poll results here.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Firefighters Oppose Giuliani

The 280,000 member International Association of Fire Fighters Union has come out against former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani for reducing the number of workers searching for the remains of those lost in the 9/11 attacks.

The Associated Press reports that the Union accused the Republican hopeful "of expediting the clean-up process with a 'scoop-and-dump' operation after the recovery of millions of dollars in gold, silver and other assets from the Bank of Nova Scotia that had been buried."

In a letter written by the Union it says that "Mayor Giuliani's actions meant that firefighters and citizens who perished would either remain buried at Ground Zero forever, with no closure for families, or be removed like garbage and deposited at the Fresh Kills Landfill. Hundreds remained entombed in Ground Zero when Giuliani gave up on them."

Friday, March 09, 2007

Gingrich On '98 Affair

Potential Republican presidential nominee Newt Gingrich is reportedly going to speak on his extramarital affair with House aid Callista Bisek, his current wife who is 20 years younger then he is.

Gingrich was having the affair at the same time of Bill Clinton's impeachment but according the transcript of the show where Gingrich will be speaking with Lou Dobson of Focus on the Family, the former House speaker says he is not a hypocrite:

"The president of the United States got in trouble for committing a felony in front of a sitting federal judge. I drew a line in my mind that said, 'Even though I run the risk of being deeply embarrassed, and even though at a purely personal level I am not rendering judgment on another human being, as a leader of the government trying to uphold the rule of law, I have no choice except to move forward and say that you cannot accept ... perjury in your highest officials."

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

Huckabee Signs No-Tax Pledge

Republican hopeful Mike Huckabee has signed a pledge that says he will "oppose any and all efforts to increase the marginal income tax rates" and that he will also oppose "any net reduction or elimination of deductions and credits, unless matched dollar for dollar by further reducing tax rates."

The former Arkansas governor has run into trouble because of the the tax increases he put in place while in office.

Amondson Answers Questions

Prohibition Party presidential candidate Gene Amondson answered these questions for the Conservative President 2008.

1. Why are you running for President and what makes you the best candidate?

I am out there i speak, I am on radio and tv, hundreds of papers go to google for gene amondson so they use me.

2. Out side of banning alcohol, what are other key issues in your campaign?

Tobacco, that 70% of the us agrees on.

3. Do you think that you will be able to have an impact on the election this time around?

Oh we will do that with a regular informertial, and one day a movie on America's best 13 years...prohibition.

4. Do you think that alcohol will ever be banned in America again?

Oh yes prohibition was a great sucess, with prisons and mental institutions
being cut and health, and what drink does in relation to cancer.


5. Could you get the backing of social and fiscal conservatives?

Maybe. There is only so much money each family has, do we want it going to the rat hole of the alcohol and tobacco, or do we wanting it to go to positive buisness that make a great country?

Remember drinkers and crime may cost or take 3/4 of our taxes to care for the welfare and prison care.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Hillary Secretly Seeks Gay Support

Unlike other campaign speeches Hillary Clinton has delivered, she made a speech last Friday to the Human Rights Campaign, one of the nation's leading gay rights organizations, that was not publicised. "I am proud to stand by your side," the New York senator said to the crowd.

"I want you to know that just as you always have an open door to my Senate office, you will always have an open door to the White House and together we can continue this journey," Clinton went on to say.

Clinton was questioned twice yesterday why she didn't have this event publicised and her response was: "You'll have to ask my campaign." What? Don't you know the answer, Senator?

Wanting to keep your families troubles private is one thing, but wanting to keep public speeches you make a secret is just doesn't make sense. If you really support a cause, you should not be afraid to let people know that you do.

Giuliani's Son Won't Be Campaigning

Rudy Giuliani's son will not be hitting the campaign trail for his father. Andrew Giuliani, a 21 years old Duke University student, said that he would not be campaigning but, working on his golf skills.

"I got my values from my mother. She's a strong influence in my life. She's a strong woman. I have problems with my father, but that doesn't mean he won't make a good president," the former NYC mayor's son said.

Giuliani is just starting to talk with his son again after quite some time. The relationship between the two was damaged over after Giuliani divorced Andrew's mother Donna Hanover.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Weekly Poll

There will now be a new poll posted every week in addition to the monthly poll. Last week the question was asked Which is this most impotent issue?

Out of the 26 votes cast, the results were:

Abortion: 34.62%
Economy: 11.54%
Illegal Immigration: 26.92%
Gay Rights: 7.69%
Global Warming: 0%
War in Iraq: 7.69%
Other: 11.54%

Thompson: 'It’s Time for a Common Sense True Conservative'

While on the campaign trail in Iowa this weekend former Republican Wisconsin governor Tommy Thompson said that "It’s time for a common sense true conservative."

Thompson said that his priorities as President would first be the War in Iraq and the War on Terror followed by health care and then energy independence. "I have very good ideas about Iraq, health care and energy independence," Thompson said.

The former governor says that he is both anti-abortion and pro-stem cell research and has been classified as a moderate conservative.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

CPAC Polls

Several polls were held this weekends Conservative Political Action Conference.

Participants were asked which candidate would be their first choice for President in which Mitt Romney finished on top with 21% compared to Rudy Giuliani's 17%, Sam Brownback's 15%, Newt Gingrich's 14%, and John McCain's 12%.

Another poll among traditional values supporters gave Sam Brownback the win with 29% over Mitt Romney's 22%.

Gingrich and Giuliani tied in the poll asking who would your second choice for President be, both receiving 16%.

When combing the first and second choice results Rudy Giuliani won with 34% followed by a tie for second place between Romney and Gingrich with 30% each.

Phillies On Marriage

Libertarian George Phillies has this to say about marriage:

"The Federal government has no business regulating marriage. The Defense of Marriage Act and other similar Federal Laws and executive orders should be repealed."

Winters On Giuliani CPAC Speech

Brandon Winters of the Conservative Voice made this summery of Rudy Giuliani's address at the CPAC conference:

"Final analysis: great on security and foreign policy. Nothing about immigration, and zip about social issues (no real surprise there, though I expect at some point he’ll have to start answering the tough questions about abortion and the culture wars whether he wants to or not). So after the War on Terror stuff, what the rest of a Giuliani presidency would look like is a mystery. Mysteries don’t win presidential elections, popular or no."

Final Vote: McCain Wins

After what looked like a sure victory for either Rudy Giuliani or Duncan Hunter, John McCain finished in first in the Spartansburg County, South Carolina, straw poll.

With all precincts reporting, McCain, who was in third place as of Thursday night, finished in the top slot with 164 votes. Giulaini reciecved 162 votes and Hunter 158 votes.

Friday, March 02, 2007

Pence for President?

Congressman Mike Pence (R-IN) will be giving the key note address for the Ronald Reagan banquet at this weekend's Conservative Political Action Committee meeting. Now, the question of whether Pence will be running for President or not has come up.

A spokesperson for the Congressman said that "Congressman Pence has not ruled out a run in the near term or the long term." A draft Pence movement has already taken form, you can see their web site here.

Pence is pro life, and voted for a constitutional amendment banning same sex marriage. He also voted in favor of reporting illegal aliens who have received medical help. To see where Congressman Pence stands on other issues go here.

Giuliani Makes a Narrow Victory Over Hunter

A day after he officially announced his candidacy for the Presidency, Senator John McCain came within a few votes of former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and California Congressman Duncan Hunter in a straw poll held in Spartanburg County, South Carolina.

Out of about 800 ballots cast and 81 out of 92 precincts reporting in this conservative county, Giuliani received 158 votes, Hunter 152 votes, and McCain came in third with 116 votes.

Other candidates also included in the poll were: Senator Sam Brownback, 83 votes, Mitt Romney, 80 votes, and Mike Huckabee, 21 votes.
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