Thursday, May 31, 2007
This change is to make the show more inculisive of other points of view. I plan to start having guests on that are conservative, liberal and in-between.
Randy Stufflebeam is still set to be on the show Monday.
Wednesday, May 30, 2007
"Thompson, as of now, is seen by some as best positioned to be the guy who can keep this conservative coalition together," says Chuck Todd of NBC.
Todd goes onto say: "Like the rest of the three frontrunners, though, there are some positions Thompson has taken in the past (including supporting McCain-Feingold campaign finance regulation and abortion) that indicate Thompson may be just as muddy on some key conservative positions as Mitt Romney, Rudy Giuliani and John McCain."
Tuesday, May 29, 2007
"You get rid of income tax, you get rid of all of the withholding, you get rid of corporate taxes completely, totally. "You replace it with a 23 percent consumption tax. It will bring business back to the United States that's leaving our shores because our tax laws make it impossible for an American-based business to compete," Huckabee said earlier this week on Fox News Sunday.
Saturday, May 26, 2007
The report said "He [Brownback] needs to take Huckabee out. If he doesn't, he's toast." While Huckabee, who came in number five, was said to be "comforting, reassuring, strong in the right ways, quick with a witty aside, respectful of his peers" in the last debate, even though he does not have the money or staff as other campaigns.
Friday, May 25, 2007
"Winning this straw poll proves you have to fight for votes in every state, you cannot do like other candidates and blow off a state like Rhode Island. Secondly, it shows that as folks hear our message of traditional Christian values and our plan to win the Iraq War and keep America safe, they respond in a positive manner," Cort was quoted as saying in an e-mail update.
Cast your vote in the new debate poll. If your candidate is missing leave a reply with his or her name on this post.
Thursday, May 24, 2007
Romney has called for the stronger boarder security, tamper-proof ID cards, and that illegals should go back to their country and "get in line."
To that Marshal Fitz of the American Immigration Lawyers Association says: ''That's exactly what's on the table. All of those things are part of the immigration package. Romney and the other candidates who continue to beat their chests against this legislation are just playing to the conservative base.''
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Cox lists seven reasons on his website as to why he should be in the next debate. Among the reasons are "By adding John Cox to the debate, viewers will get another reason to watch the debate and they'll see John Cox criticize the other candidates, there will be fireworks thus creating news stories."
If you would think John Cox should be on June 5th debate go HERE to get contact information.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Monday, May 21, 2007
The argument apparently started when Cornyn brought up the subject of how many judicial appeals that illegal immigrants could get.
McCain went on to use vulgar words in the argument that reportedly took place in front of other Senators and aids in a meeting room.
Be sure to log onto www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativeshow and listen into the Libertarian Candidate Forum starting at 5:30 (EST) tonight.
Friday, May 18, 2007
"I strongly oppose today's bill going through the Senate. It is the wrong approach. Any legislation that allows illegal immigrants to stay in the country indefinitely, as the new 'Z-Visa' does, is a form of amnesty. That is unfair to the millions of people who have applied to legally immigrate to the U.S."
Bill creators "seem to think that they can dupe the American public into accepting a blanket amnesty if they just call it 'comprehensive' or 'earned legalization' or 'regularization.' The president is so desperate for a legacy and a domestic-policy win that he is willing to sell out the American people and our national security."
"I vow to oppose this legislation supported by Senators Edward Kennedy and John McCain.It provides a vast new immigration benefit to millions of illegal aliens who have broken our laws to live in the United States.I opposed the 1986 amnesty act because of this same reason.It proved to be the draw that we predicted it would be.I am deeply disappointed to see history repeating itself."
Each of the five candidates attending will have up to eight minutes to speak. No questions will be asked.
The candidates will be on the air in this order:
Mark B. Graham
Other show notes:
On Monday, May 21, the Libertarian candidate forum will be held, to find more info on that go HERE.
Due to conflict, the Daniel Myers interview on May 20 has been cancelled.
Thursday, May 17, 2007
Hillary Clinton (D), Chuck Hagel (U-08) and Joe Lieberman (I) all tied for third with 12.5% each. Wayne Allyn Root (L) got 8.33%.
"This is an issue to me that is very critical," the Associated Press reports the former Arkansas governor as saying. "It's one of the reasons that I got into politics because I believe the manner in which we treat innocent life and the matter in which we respect human life, at whatever stage is an incredibly powerful statement about who we are as a people," Huckabee added.
Wednesday, May 16, 2007
Sprankle Response to 5/15/2007 GOP Debate:
The debate public form is meant to bring out the differences
When I think of a debate, it is a question and answer period of specific topics and how each opposing party would approach and solve the issue. It would include the tactics and resources one would employ in these circumstances. Although one minute is not long enough to elaborate on any subject to the appropriate degrees necessary, they should have answers that reflect a pattern of thought and planning.
Instead we find several of the candidates using rehearsed responses, even switching to previous questions not asked of them, so they may expound their sound bite.
Throughout these debates we find ourselves still asking, “What wouldthat person do?” They repeat the problems we face as a Nation and expound on the obvious responses they believe America wants to hear.
Rudy grasp the moment to assert himself and his role as Americas’ Mayor when Ron Paul announced that 911 was Americas fault.
McCain capitalized on Mitt Romney for changing positions.
Huckabee sized the moment to bring up a $400 haircut of John Edwards.
Fun aside, what has been accomplished? None of these candidates brought fourth any new ideas or solutions to current problems. They are not even acknowledging that every problem in this Country has affects in more then one area. Gasoline, the economy, wars overseas and our National foreign policies on trade all work together affecting the daily lives of Middle America. Change one item and how are they going to deal with the results in five other areas?
But what are the real answers? Everyone agrees that we can cut spending, but how would they use the savings generated from those cuts? Give it back to the people? Maybe invest it in other programs like Social Security without seeking a solution to that problem? Our next President must have clear and comprehensive plans and solutions if our Country is going to successfully move through the next few years.
During this debate, the candidates even struggled to identify just what spending cuts or departments they would eliminate. The candidates sometimes did not even answer the direct question which was posed to them. Former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore simply could not answer how he would protect the economy affect a terrorist attack. Mitt Romney said the key is prevention, but what in his platform would be different to create the prevention factor we need in this Nation.
My platform works together on many issues, all working in unison to create solutions to the problems we face. Each element in itself would be a benefit to our Country, but taken together creating a road map to a more peaceful and productive world, and the fulfillment of the American Dream for more people then ever possible before.
We need answers in future debates, real solutions and real plans. If these people had real plans for our future the debate answers would come naturally and smoothly. The only other unthinkable answer is that these people are simply afraid to alienate some of their voters and supporters at the cost of our Country. Is this the type of leader we need now?
"We’ve had an interventionist foreign policy for 50 years that has come back to haunt us. So that’s not ‘Blame America’ — that’s demagoguing, distorting issues…That’s deceitful to say those kinds of things."
Byron York comments:
So in the end, the candidate who made a big move, who came out of nowhere to win new name recognition was…Ron Paul. But it’s probably not the sort of name recognition Republican presidential candidates want. “Wow,” said one adviser to a rival campaign after listening to Paul’s blame-America lecture. “I haven’t heard anything like that this side of Rosie O’Donnell.”
Tuesday, May 15, 2007
Cox said Fox did a poll of candidates registered to appear on the South Carolina primary ballot to determine who would be in the debate, and even though Cox actually finished first in one independent South Carolina county straw poll and placed second in another, he was left off the roster.
Cox said in the Fox poll, he actually was ahead of Jim Gilmore and Ron Paul. He said he was fifth against other candidates in an IowaPolitics.com survey.
"So, what did Fox do? They changed the rules, throwing out their poll and using new criteria that allowed their chosen 10 to participate while excluding Cox," his campaign said.
Cox did file a law suite against Fox News that he lost, he will be present in the audience despite not be permitted to be allowed in the debate.
Rudy Giuliani follows close behind with 30% and Ron Paul comes in third with 25%. John McCain is close on Paul's heels with a 23% positive rating.
The leaders in the negative rating side are: Sam Brownback (58%), Jim Gilmore and Tommy Thompson both with 56%, Duncan Hunter and Tom Tancredo each with a 55% negative rating and Mike Huckabee with 50%.
The candidate with the lowest negative rating is Ron Paul with 42%.
After doing very well as the candidate for the California American Independent Party (the state's CP affiliate) in a special congressional election in 2005 and mentioning a possible run under the party's banner for President, Trent Hill of the Louisiana Constitution Party told me yesterday that Gilchrist is now a member of the Republican Party.
Mr. Hill also said that although Alan Keyes is still in the GOP, there are rumors he is getting ready to bolt the party.
Monday, May 14, 2007
Each of the six candidates will receive up to eight minutes to speak, no questions will be asked.
The candidates will be on the air in this order:
Wayne Allyn Root
Friday, May 11, 2007
If you have a question you can call into the show or send an instant message. If you would like to send a question in ahead of time e-mail it to email@example.com.
Three In a Row Starting the 21st!
May 21: Daniel Myers Interview, 4:00 PM
May 22: Libertarian Presidential Candidate Forum, 5:30 PM
May 23: Independent Presidential Candidate Forum, 5:30 PM
More info on the forums to come.
Republican Ron Paul finished on top with 60.68% of the 117 votes cast. Adams followed behind with 29.06%.
Alan Keyes won 7.69% on the Constitution Party ticket followed by Libertarian George Phillies with just 1.71%, but Democrat Mike Gravel failed to get 1% of the vote receiving 0.85%.
Thursday, May 10, 2007
Alexander says that: "A Republican ticket will need a lot of bang for the buck, cutting a significant swath into the Democrats' base -- without losses on the right. In his Demo-dominated district, Hunter has proven he can win Democrats' votes without waffling on conservative principles."
Wednesday, May 09, 2007
The Associated Press reports:
Governor Beebe says his predecessor was wrong in choosing to believe in God but not the theory of evolution. Beebe said yesterday that no choice between the two is required.
Republicans on evolution:
Tuesday, May 08, 2007
Monday, May 07, 2007
Saturday, May 05, 2007
Have a question for Mr. Smith but can't tune in? E-mail your question to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday, May 04, 2007
Sam Brownback - 12%
Newt Gingrich - 2%
Rudy Giuliani - 2%
Chuck Hagel - 1%
Mike Huckabee - 1%
Duncan Hunter - 1%
John McCain - 2%
Ron Paul - 67%
Mitt Romney - 2%
Michael Savage - 2%
Tom Tancredo - 4%
Fred Thompson - 7%
All others - 0%
Total Votes: 198
Chuck Baldwin: 10%
Jerome Corsi: 10%
Jim Gilchrist: 6%
Don Grundman: 6%
Alan Keyes: 42%
Bryan Malatesta: 10%
Roy Moore: 16%
Total votes: 31
Dan Imperato: 13%
Mike Jingozian: 13%
Steve Kubby: 20%
George Phillies: 27%
Wayne Allyn Root: 13%
Christine Smith: 13%
All others: 0%
Total votes: 15
Steve Adams: 49%
Mark Graham: 1%
Bob Hargis: 39%
Steve Kissing: 1%
Ralph Nader: 3%
Arthur Regan: 1%
Joe Schriner: 1%
Ben Thompson: 3%
All others: 0%
Total Votes: 71
Wes Clark: 9%
Hillary Clinton: 6%
Chris Dodd: 3%
John Edwards: 6%
Al Gore: 3%
Mike Gravel: 34%
Dennis Kucinich: 9%
Barak Obama: 6%
Bill Richardson: 16%
Al Sharpton: 6%
All others: 0%
Total votes: 32
*Winners from each poll now go face to face in a match up poll.
He said that if you agree with a candidate 80% of the time he is your friend.
“The frontrunner candidates proved career politicians will do nothing but offer more of the same. None of them offered a real plan to win in Iraq," said Cort, the author of Saddam's Attacks on America.
Cort went onto say: “It’s time the other candidates stop hiding from these issues and offer real solutions."
Mr. Cort will be on the Conservative Show, hosted by myself, on May 14.
"Last night while trying to delete spam comments, I accidentally deleted most of the content on the Boston Tea Party's website. That was the last straw for me. I appreciate all the encouragement and support I have received in the past two and a half years," McManigal explains on his blog.
Thursday, May 03, 2007
In the Ron Paul section, the well educated liberals say that Ron Paul ran against Ronald Reagan in 1988. Last I checked, Reagan did not seek an un-constitutional third term but, George HW Bush was elected to the presidency that year in large victory over Democrat Michael Dukakis. Good job Dems, you really know your stuff!
Wednesday, May 02, 2007
Candidates to attend are: Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo and Tommy Thompson.
Tuesday, May 01, 2007
Paul is currently leading with 45% in that poll as the first choice candidate for the Constitution Party nomination. Tancredo is in second 21% and just 5% are in favor of Hunter.
What is the reality that one of these men will become the next CP nominee? I believe there is none. Yesterday on my show the Louisiana CP contact Trent Hill said that not of these these men are currently interested in a Constitution Party run but, their is still a slim possibility that one of them may.
However, Hunter probably is the least likely to make a third party run since his son is planning on running as a Republican to replace his father in congress.