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  • WaPo: There’s a new Republican dark horse emerging for 2016

    05/08/2014 6:49:25 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 103 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/08/2014 | AllahPundit
    I’m old enough to remember when people thought the GOP had a strong field lined up for the next cycle, with no need for dark horses. Which is to say, I’m more than six months old.Pencemania? Mike Pence is also quietly cultivating influential Washington figures such as Bill Kristol and Gary Bauer, while becoming one of the loudest voices attacking Common Core, a set of education benchmarks that has sparked a revolt among tea party activists.The moves all bear the hallmarks of a potential run for president in 2016 — and some Republican leaders have begun talking up Pence as...
  • Rick Santorum, the Dark Horse (He may not win in Iowa, but he could surprise)

    12/22/2011 5:06:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/22/2011 | Robert Costa
    Rick Santorum, more than most presidential candidates, enjoys stumping in small Iowa towns. He’ll gladly spend hours at VFW halls and in church basements, even if only a handful of people are present. These trail gatherings remind him of his childhood in western Pennsylvania, where he grew up in a blue-collar neighborhood. His parents, traditional Roman Catholics, socialized in similar settings and, as employees of the Veterans Administration, encouraged their seven children to celebrate their faith and country. During the Vietnam era, Santorum’s father, an Italian immigrant, would often bring his son to work, introducing him to wounded soldiers. On...
  • A future Republican dark horse?

    12/12/2011 7:19:35 AM PST · by asa asa · 35 replies
    New York Time ^ | 12/9/11 | Nate Silver
    A Republican who is not currently running for president could enter the race later?
  • Who Wins the GOP “Dark Horse” Primary? (Rasmussen's Poll Result Will Surprise You)

    05/01/2011 9:30:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/01/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    The folks at Rasmussen are either geniuses or they have way too much time on their hands. I can never make up my mind which. In any event they continue to occupy themselves with a dizzying array of scenarios to question Americans on, generally just when they are sitting down to dinner. This week’s offering is a rather odd question where they want to know who will win the GOP nomination… if none of the people we think might win the nomination decide to run. What if they held a Republican Primary contest and the front-runners didn’t show up? Or...
  • Christmas 2010 (Oliver North)

    12/23/2010 11:07:59 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | December 23, 2010 | Oliver North
      "Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall call his name Immanuel, God with us. ... Thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ." — George Frideric Handel, "Messiah" WASHINGTON — This magnificent musical work penned by Handel in 1741 is heard all around the world in this season. His powerful lyrics are drawn directly from the Bible and remind us all to be thankful for the birth, sacrifice and resurrection of the Lamb of God.In our family Christmas tradition, Handel's oratorio is performed at our Christmas Eve...
  • Obamacare victory launches Cuccinelli to national stage

    12/14/2010 11:21:57 AM PST · by SharpRightTurn · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 12/13/10 | Stephen Groves
    "What you see with Cuccinelli is what you get," say fans, foes and observers of Virginia General Attorney Ken Cuccinelli, R, who scored a victory in round one of his lawsuit against the health insurance mandate on Monday. In the 4th District Court in Richmond, Judge Henry E. Hudson ruled the insurance mandate, a part of Obamacare that hasn't yet gone into effect, is unconstitutional. "This case is not about health insurance. It is not about health care. It's about liberty," Cuccinelli said at a press conference on Monday. "We've won the first round of this particular fight, but we...
  • VANITY- Darkhorse Marines at Bethesda - Doing the Lord's Work

    12/10/2010 6:02:08 PM PST · by SERKIT · 7 replies
    Self ^ | 12/10/2010 | SELF
    Please offer up prayers of support to our wounded warriors. A Marine from the 3/5 (Darkhorse) - a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom (first push across the border in 2003) - was severely injured while re-deployed in Afghanistan. He received excellent treatment and is at Bethesda Naval Hospital now. A group of 3/5 Marine veterans are taking turns traveling out to to support him and his family. While they are there, they are assisting other families, have canceled their own hotel rooms, and are drawing "Fire Watch" overnight to talk to, console, and "be there" for what they call a...
  • Urgent Prayer Request for “Darkhorse” 2 Battalion 5th Marines in Afghanistan

    12/10/2010 6:52:08 AM PST · by Opinionatedtoday · 7 replies
    marinkapeschmann.com ^ | December 10, 2010 | Marinka Peschmann
    There is an urgent prayer request from Chaplain Claire FitzGerald of the Marine Corps League, Dept. of Washington for the troops supporting Enduring Freedom in Helmand province, Afghanistan, specifically for “Darkhorse” 3 Battalion 5th Marines and their families. The bravery and sacrifice of the highly decorated “Darkhorse” 3 Battalion 5th Marines, knows no bounds. During the Korean war, for instance, Cpl Jack A. Davenport and PFC Fernando Luis Garcia both posthumously received the Medal of Honor for their service. Col Robert Taplett, the battalion commander was awarded the Navy Cross for combat in the Chosin Reservoir in Korea. While in...
  • Who is your best guess for a surprising 2012 dark horse candidate?

    11/19/2010 6:30:31 PM PST · by Artemis Webb · 100 replies · 3+ views
    vanity ^ | 111910 | me
    Just as Mike Huckabee came pretty much from out of nowhere to win the Iowa Caucus in 2008 I'm sure there will be dark horse candidates in 2012 who will surpass expectations. Who do you think will do far better than expected in the primaries.
  • "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines in Afghan

    10/29/2010 7:49:45 PM PDT · by BCW · 65 replies · 17+ views
    29 OCT 2010 | Personal Message
    SEMPER FI!!! Send this out. I would like everyone to say a prayer for "Darkhorse" 3rd Battalion 5th Marines and their families. They are fighting it out in Afghanistan and they have lost 9 Marines in four days. They are the TRUE heroes of this great nation. Send it out PLEASE,... show your support (29 OCT 2010)
  • The 2012 Dark Horse Is... (Jim DeMint)

    02/25/2010 12:04:13 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies · 927+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | February 24, 2010 | Mark Ambinder
    The dark horse for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 is not former Sen. Rick Santorum, though he is seriously considering a bid, nor is it Sen. John Thune, who has given the matter less thought but whose name is brought up by the conserveoscienti: it's Sen. Jim DeMint, the Republican from South Carolina. DeMint, in this scenario, would run as a spoiler/insurgent candidate in 2012, setting himself up for a full-on presidential run in 2016. DeMint, running in 2012, would knock Sarah Palin out of the primaries, crushing any momentum she received out of Iowa ... even though DeMint...
  • Pelosi pushes Texas lawmaker as Obama running mate

    08/03/2008 3:19:38 PM PDT · by SmithL · 31 replies · 155+ views
    WASHINGTON, (AP) -- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is behind on a dark horse in the Democratic veepstakes: Rep. Chet Edwards of Texas. "I hope he will be the nominee," Pelosi said Sunday on ABC's "This Week." Edwards, first elected in 1990 and now in his ninth term, represents Texas' 17th District, which includes Waco, College Station, Fort Hood and the small town of Crawford, where President Bush has a ranch. . . .
  • Montana GOP's quirky caucus rules could favor longshots like Ron Paul

    12/31/2007 1:05:20 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 275+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | December 31, 2007
    Excerpt- HELENA, Mont.: Supporters of long-shot presidential hopeful Ron Paul say the Montana Republican Party's quirky caucus rules could create an opening for their candidate that other states don't offer. Under the "closed caucus" system recently adopted by the Montana GOP, voting in the Feb. 5 caucus will be limited to about 3,000 Republicans who hold party posts, such as members of Congress, statewide officeholders and precinct captains. That includes hundreds of volunteer precinct posts that have long been vacant and that some candidates are now scrambling to fill with supporters. At least three presidential candidates — former Massachusetts Gov....
  • The Surge Is Working - Huckabee's Too (Chuck Norris On MSM Confounded Alert)

    10/29/2007 2:59:20 AM PDT · by goldstategop · 73 replies · 88+ views
    Worldnetdaily.com ^ | 10/29/2007 | Chuck Norris
    The Huckabee surge is swelling. And why? Because, despite most of the media favoritism in air time and attention of more liberal candidates, Americans are privy to the ploys of preferred political posturing – not allowing their own oversight of the second tier of candidates. America is catching on to the reality that Mike is a well-rounded, real American patriot, who understands the plight of average citizens and has the experience and vision to lead America into the future. Speaking of surges, one of the questions that arises when I speak about Huckabee is, "Why does Mike take a tough...
  • How A Dark-Horse Can Win The Nomination (strategery for 2nd tier, RP)

    09/05/2007 7:23:43 AM PDT · by George W. Bush · 123 replies · 1,354+ views
    How A Dark-Horse Can Win The Nomination By Thomas F. Roeser - The Wanderer PressCHICAGO — Two weeks ago I played political strategist for Ron Paul. In the old days of my mis­spent youth, when I was a hired gun political strategist working for the Minnesota Republican Party, nobody asked whom I was for. They didn’t care. My boss just showed me a candidate and or­dered me to devise a strategy for him/ her at lowest possible cost. And because I liked to continue eating, I did it.It didn’t work out too badly. Af­ter a few of us got the...
  • Union Delegates Urge Obama To Run For President

    08/07/2006 6:58:23 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 27 replies · 453+ views
    CBS2CHICAGO ^ | 07 AUGUST 2006 | CBS2CHICAGO
    AFSCME Greet Senator With "Run, Obama, Run" Signs (CBS) CHICAGO -- Is Sen. Barack Obama edging closer to a run for president? Officially, the answer is "no." But on Monday, thousands of union delegates seemed to say "yes." CBS 2 Political Editor Mike Flannery reports Obama’s speech filled the hall with wild cheers. While some waved signs urging him to run for president, virtually all 6,000 convention delegates of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees were cheering Barack Obama's message. Invoking memories of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s march with garbage workers in Memphis, Obama asked...
  • Tanks support 'Darkhorse' grunts in Habbaniyah

    06/29/2006 8:19:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 320+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq (June 28, 2006) -- Marines of Company A, 2nd Tank Battalion are supporting the grunts of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment by maintaining a constant presence with their M1-A1 Main Battle Tanks along the main highways in the battalion’s new area of operations. “We’re operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week,” said Gunnery Sgt. Michael J. Kadlub, a tank commander for 2nd Platoon. “There’s always somebody out there.” The tanks followed Darkhorse to Habbaniyah when the battalion moved west from Fallujah at the end of May. The transition to the new battle space was eased...
  • Darkhorse Marines secure road to Ramadi

    06/15/2006 4:15:08 PM PDT · by SandRat · 43 replies · 792+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP HABBANIYAH, Iraq (June 14, 2006) -- A stretch of highway once called “IED Alley” just might get a new nickname. Maybe something along the lines of “Darkhorse Drive.” Marines of 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, are making steps to secure Main Supply Route Michigan, the highway connecting Fallujah and Ramadi. They built several new observation posts along the way, an area near the Euphrates River with no distinct city lines or local government. The Marines are cutting into insurgents’ ability to move and plant improvised explosive devices. “It’s to keep the major lines of communications open, prevent IEDs from...
  • Marines of all stripes walk the line for Darkhorse battalion

    05/08/2006 4:33:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 846+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (May 5, 2006) -- There are no pencil-pushers at 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. There are only extra trigger-pullers. The Darkhorse battalion, assigned to Regimental Combat Team 5 in Fallujah, is making it a point that no one gets a free ride. Everyone earns their campaign ribbons. Administration clerks are pulling convoy security. Legal assistants are truck drivers. Everyone gets outside the wire and everyone earns their combat pay. Some Marines never thought they’d see the field, even before arriving at their first duty stations. Lance Cpl. David Reister was told at his military occupational specialty school...
  • Commandant decorates Darkhorse Marine for combat valor

    04/12/2006 5:07:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 478+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mark Oliva
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (April 11, 2006) -- The Corp’s highest-ranking officer decorated a Darkhorse Marine for combat valor here, April 11. Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Michael W. Hagee presented the Bronze Star Medal with Combat Distinguishing Device to Sgt. Matthew S. Scarborough, a TOW gunner with Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at the Camp Fallujah Chapel of Hope. The award for Scarborough’s actions a year-an-a-half ago while fighting in Fallujah. He’s back, this time with Regimental Combat Team 5. “It’s a shock,” said the 22-year-old from Dripping Springs, Texas. “Big shock. It’s a good award, but...
  • British advisor teaches Darkhorse Marines

    04/05/2006 4:42:54 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 265+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP MERCURY, Iraq (April 5, 2006) -- Darkhorse Marines recently learned new ways to deal with roadside bombs from one of the Queen of England’s foremost experts. British Army Sgt. Maj. Gary Price shared knowledge gained from the British Army’s decades of countering improvised explosives with the Marines of Mobile Assault Platoon, Weapons Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment. “We’ve been dealing with IEDs for over 30 years,” he said. “The Counter Insurgency Academy’s commanding officer requested that I come out and speak to the guys on the ground to give them the benefits of my experience.” Price is the...
  • Darkhorse Marines find, destroy stacks of buried munitions

    02/28/2006 3:07:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 519+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Feb 25, 2006 | Cpl. Mark Sixbey
    CAMP MERCURY, Iraq (Feb. 25, 2006) -- Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Brian Edward looked at the stacks of unearthed munitions and shook his head in disbelief. “We’re going to need more C-4,” Edward said. The 29-year-old explosive ordnance disposal technician with Mobile Unit 3, Detachment 9, 8th Engineer Support Battalion was witness to the largest weapons cache discovery made by Marines from L Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, since they arrived in Iraq nearly a month ago. The weapons are commonly used against Marines and Iraqi Security Forces in improvised explosive devices. The company made the find during...
  • Hillary Clinton 2008 Confirmed?

    01/17/2005 4:38:09 PM PST · by yoe · 51 replies · 6,759+ views
    National Ledger ^ | Jan. 16, 2005 | Staff
    New York Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) has long been rumored as desperately seeking the democratic nomination for president in 2008. And while many political observers fully expect the power hungry former First Lady to hit the campaign trail within only a few months of being re-elected as a US Senator in 2006, US News & World report claims to have a confirmation of sorts. From USNews.Com's Washington Whispers: Hillary's in… You don't have to take it from us about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton 's desire to run for president. Her brothers, Hugh and Tony Rodham, say it's true. Friends...
  • Party over for dark horses in recall race

    10/08/2003 11:36:15 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 8 replies · 124+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 9, 2003
    <p>LOS ANGELES (AP) &#8212; They were treated as clowns in the political circus, and in accepting defeat many fringe candidates in the recall election stuck to the just-for-fun tone that drove their campaigns.</p> <p>A porn actress held a barbecue, a former BMW salesman treated friends to an open bar, and a pornographer in a gold-plated wheelchair &#8212; Larry Flynt &#8212; spent Tuesday night talking to reporters.</p>
  • Nick Jesson For President

    05/10/2002 9:29:29 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies · 336+ views
    Nick Jesson for Governor Campaign <e-mail> | 10 May 2002
    Dear Fellow Citizens: After receiving numerous calls and requests for me to run for President of our great United States of America, I have decided to officially declare my intention to do so. As you know, a tremendous obstacle for me in this past primary race for Governor of California was the unfair exclusionary tactics of the media and our Republican Party to prevent me from participating in the major debates. However, as a result of Ralph Nader’s lawsuit claiming the very same unfair tactics concerning the debates, legitimate candidates can no longer be excluded from the debates in the...