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  • Ted Cruz: Solid Conservative, with Millennial Appeal (Rush Limbaugh)

    10/26/2015 2:28:19 PM PDT · by Isara · 68 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | October 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I think that there is a dark horse in this entire thing. I think there is one candidate who is positioned here. Now, I know it's getting late. Trump has had the lead for a hundred days here or more. Well, he's been in the lead ever since he got in. And there are now fewer days to Iowa than he has been in the lead. I mean, he's over the hump in that regard. But there's still a long way to go. It's politics. Any number of unforeseen, unpredictable events are potentially out there, and there has been...
  • Carly Fiorina Just May Be the Surprise Dark Horse of 2016

    05/21/2015 8:04:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 48 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/21/2015 | Carol Brown
    I’m a Ted Cruz fan. At the same time, I find myself increasingly intrigued by Carly Fiorina. She speaks like no one else in the field. Perhaps, in part, because she’s not a politician. At the outset of many of her speeches, she tells a personal story about being a little girl in Sunday school when her mother said: “What you are, is God’s gift to you. What you make of yourself, is your gift to God.” After that, she often shares the following: I started my career as a secretary in a little nine person real estate firm....
  • WaPo: Theres 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. Hell 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, Santorums 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...
  • 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 ^ | 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 didnt 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 didnt 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
    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 Obamas 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 battalions new area of operations. Were operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, said Gunnery Sgt. Michael J. Kadlub, a tank commander for 2nd Platoon. Theres 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. Its 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 theyd see the field, even before arriving at their first duty stations. Lance Cpl. David Reister was told at his military occupational specialty school...