Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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: http://www.newamericanindependent.com/.
"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
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.
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
Friday, October 26, 2007
"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.
"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
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
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."
Monday, October 22, 2007
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
Saturday, October 13, 2007
"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 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: www.anncoulter.com
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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
Monday, October 08, 2007
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 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.
Friday, October 05, 2007
Giuliani: When it comes to picking who will be on the Supreme Court "Abortion is not a litmus test."
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."
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
"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.
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
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.
Paul ended up raising around $5 million dollars for the third quarter, about the same as Sen. John McCain.
Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Monday, October 01, 2007
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 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."