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: http://www.newamericanindependent.com/.

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).

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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: www.blogtalkradio.com/tip.

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: www.anncoulter.com

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: www.blogtalkradio.com/tip.

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 www.blogtalkradio.com/tip.

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.
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