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  • CHANGE YOUR VOTER REGISTRATION NOW

    11/21/2014 7:57:24 AM PST · by Mr. K · 75 replies
    Vanity | 11/21/2014 | Mr. K
    Change your voter registration NOW!. There is no voting action we can do to get rid of GOP RINO's until 2 more years so.... EVERYONE should change your voter registration to INDEPENDENT Right now. We would have 2 years to make (I) the majority in every state. Even some Democrats would join Independants after this bozo. I KNOW some wonderful people who do not follow the news like we do, and have just been lifelong demcrats because their parents were... I have seen them get more and more disgusted with what this guy is doing.
  • Parnell concedes in Alaska gubernatorial race

    11/15/2014 10:15:36 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 16, 2014 12:52 AM EST
    Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell conceded the gubernatorial race Saturday, issuing a statement a day after independent challenger Bill Walker was declared the winner. […] Parnell has served as governor since July 2009, when Sarah Palin resigned. He won election in his own right in 2010. Palin had endorsed Walker. …
  • Palin Endorses Independent-Democratic Ticket for Alaska Governor Against GOP Successor

    10/23/2014 2:26:12 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 252 replies
    National Journal ^ | 10/23/2014 | KARYN BRUGGEMAN
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin spent the early part of the 2014 midterms traveling the country endorsing conservative candidates in Republican primary races, hoping to leave her mark on the future of the GOP. But on Wednesday, Palin rebuked her Republican successor in her home state, endorsing independent gubernatorial candidate Bill Walker, who is running on a "unity ticket" with Democratic running mate Byron Mallott, instead. Palin's endorsement goes against her former lieutenant governor, Gov. Sean Parnell, who assumed office in 2009 when Palin abruptly resigned and is embroiled in a highly contested race for reelection to a second full...
  • South Dakota Independent: I'd be a 'friend of Obama' in the Senate [struggles with PTSD]

    10/09/2014 12:17:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 9, 2014 | Alexandra Jaffe
    An underfunded independent from South Dakota has turned the Senate race there upside-down, giving Democrats a renewed hope of holding the seat — or at least preventing a Republican pickup. But while former Sen. Larry Pressler, who served nearly a quarter century in Congress as a Republican, won't say who he'd caucus with, he told The Hill Wednesday that, if elected, he'd be a "friend of Obama" in the Senate. "I don't regret those votes, ‘cause on that day, that's how I felt," he said of voting for Obama twice, a detail used by Republicans as evidence Pressler is now...
  • Kansas Senate Candidate Orman: I Could 'Absolutely' Switch Parties After Picking Senate Side

    10/06/2014 1:52:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    NBC News ^ | 10/06/2014
    Independent Greg Orman says he could change parties even after he has allied himself with Democrats or Republicans if he wins the Kansas Senate election in November. In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell, Orman says he would initially caucus with whichever party has majority control in the Senate, because “it’s in the best interests of the voters of Kansas that they have a senator in the majority.” But, he added, he wouldn’t limit himself to an alliance with one party over the other, especially if the Senate is evenly split. “If four or five months goes by, and...
  • Jon Huntsman, Independent For President?

    09/17/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 09/17/2014 | Ruby Cramer, McKay Coppins
    Former presidential candidate Jon Huntsman has engaged in discussions with supporters in recent months about pursuing another White House bid — this time as an independent, according to three sources close to Huntsman. The former Utah governor declined to comment for the record. His daughter, MSNBC co-host Abby Huntsman Livingston, who was a surrogate for Huntsman’s campaign in 2012, said in an email that her father is “primarily focused on family and private-sector endeavors.” She added: “He has no plans to run, but in politics never say never. I know there is a lot of pull out there for him...
  • One-Third of Americans Are Freelancers Now

    09/05/2014 7:51:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Reason Magazine's Hit & Run Blog ^ | September 5, 2014 | Elizabeth Nolan Brown
    new report shows some 53 million Americans—or 34 percent of the U.S. workforce—are now working as freelancers in some capacity. "This is more than an economic change," asserts the report, a joint effort from the Freelancer's Union and freelance markeplaces oDesk and eLance. It's also "a cultural and social shift" that will "have major impacts on how Americans conceive of and organize their lives, their communities, and their economic power." The first and last time anyone looked at the freelance worker population in the U.S. was 2004, in a report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO). Back then the GAO...
  • Happy Birthday, America

    07/11/2014 10:41:36 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/4/2014 | Michael LaFaive
    The Fourth of July is the only day of the year singled out by the Mackinac Center for Public Policy in which employees are actually encouraged to celebrate. According to the Center’s employee handbook: All staff are encouraged to celebrate Independence Day with passion and verve, remembering it as the signatory day of a document embodying the most sublime of political ideals, an apogee in mankind's quest for liberty of thought and action, the restoration of which is the vision of our organization. We take human liberty very seriously. It is more than marketing. Sometimes our love for liberty manifests...
  • Changing Party affiliation to Independent

    06/27/2014 11:25:20 AM PDT · by napscoordinator · 15 replies
    napscoordinator's Daily ^ | 27 June 2014 | napscoordinator
    Ok. I know we hate vanities but I have just realized the biggest problem with why we can't win these primaries
  • Bernie Sanders Versus Citizens United

    04/11/2014 10:46:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 10 replies
    The Nation ^ | John Nichols
    Citizens United is not just the default reference for US Supreme Court decisions—including the 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission ruling—that have ushered in a new era of corporate dominance of American elections. It’s the name of the conservative group that encouraged Chief Justice John Roberts and the most activist Court majority in American history to tear the heart out of what were already weak campaign finance laws. Citizens United still exists as an activist group that produces documentaries—ACLU: At War with America, Border War: The Battle Over Illegal Immigration, Fire From the Heartland: The Awakening of the Conservative...
  • Intolerable black men, &c. [Impromptus]

    02/24/2014 5:19:14 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2014 | Jay Nordlinger
    There is something about the world that can’t stand an independent, conservative black man. Let me take an unpleasant walk down Memory Lane. I’m going to flick the scabs off a couple of wounds. (Nixon used to say this. Not very nice, I realize.) A white cartoonist once drew Justice Clarence Thomas as a puppet on Justice Antonin Scalia’s hand. Scalia articulated a legal opinion. Then the bubble-lipped, grinning Thomas puppet said, “Oh, yeah! Say what?” Another white cartoonist drew Condoleezza Rice as Prissy from Gone with the Wind. This was when Rice was national-security adviser, and there was drama...
  • Harvard Prof: Tea Party Not Going Anywhere, More Likely to Win

    12/30/2013 2:08:47 PM PST · by xzins · 83 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 29 Dec 2013 | Tony Lee
    A government and sociology professor at Harvard writes that the Tea Party is more likely than not to "win in the end" in an age when Americans are becoming more removed from Washington and distrusting the federal government and their elected officials. "Tea Party forces will still win in the end," Theda Skocpol writes, unless moderate Republicans can defeat them. Skocpol concedes that the Tea Party "will triumph just by hanging on long enough" as Americans are getting fed up by "our blatantly manipulated democracy and our permanently hobbled government." The article, "Why The Tea Party Isn't Going Anywhere," was...
  • Calling all independent-minded Americans to a first organizational convention!

    11/06/2013 4:41:35 AM PST · by IbJensen · 11 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/5/2013 | Dr. Eowyn
    <p>America’s two-party system is broken. Some, myself included, believe it is broken beyond tinkering and repair.</p> <p>“Communist Party USA endorses Obama & Democrats for 2012,” August 4, 2011.</p> <p>“Democrat ad shows Romney supporters being beheaded,” Nov. 4, 2012.</p>
  • My Decision (BOLLING SAYS NO TO POSSIBLE INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR)

    03/12/2013 8:29:51 AM PDT · by TwoSue · 19 replies
    Bill Bolling [bill@billbolling.com] ^ | 3/12/13 | Bill Bolling [bill@billbolling.com]
    BOLLING SAYS NO TO POSSIBLE INDEPENDENT CAMPAIGN FOR GOVERNOR Lieutenant Governor cites financial, political and personal reasons for decision; pledges to continue working to build a better Virginia Richmond – Lieutenant Governor Bolling today released the following statement: “When I suspended my campaign for the Republican Party's nomination for Governor, I indicated that I wanted to be a more independent voice for Virginia, speaking out more objectively on the important issues facing our state. Over the past several months, I have done just that. I have sought to call Virginia to a higher purpose, focusing more on policy than politics...
  • Republican Collaborationists GO TO HELL

    01/04/2013 5:31:49 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 41 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 04 January 2013 | Reaganite Republican
    Expect to be massacred in 2014, tools So the GOP old guard would like to ignore us? We can play that game, too... and any TEA Party patriot who can't see the Republican establishment's currently on an offensive to destroy constitutional conservatives' political power in this country -and have actually launched a war in alliance with the left- must have just fell off the turnip truck and hit their head (hard). RNC manipulation of the GOP presidential primary process last year -primarily character assassination of conservative candidates- lead to a weak nominee who didn't stand for much and wanted to run even less. This...
  • (Vanity) What do you all think about leaving the GOP?

    01/03/2013 8:56:56 PM PST · by ThunderSleeps · 95 replies
    Self | 1/3/13 | Thunder Sleeps
    I'm fed up with the GOP. Lackluster performance the last few years. First they somehow let a relative nobody with no real experience beat them in 2008. Then they limp through 4 years allowing him to grind the Country down. Then they run another unsuccessful campaign against a guy with absolutely nothing going for him. obama had nothing on his record for 4 years - nothing that was a positive. Yet the GOP managed to lose to him and his machine, again. Beating obama in 2012 should've been like shooting fish in a barrel. Now they (the GOP Congress critters)...
  • Independent Voters 1988-2008

    09/27/2012 9:03:07 AM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    ropercenter ^ | 9/27/2012 | Self
    I posted this the other day. With the moderator's permission, I would like to post this again in order to focus attention on the importance of the independent vote in the upcoming election: In 1988 Independents voted for GHW Bush +14 over Dukakis. Bush won the election by +7 In 1992 Independents voted for Clinton +6 over GHW Bush. Clinton won the election by +6. 1n 1996 Independents voted for Clinton +7 over Dole. Clinton won the election by +8 In 2000, Independents voted for Bush +2 over Gore. Bush/Gore tied popular vote. In 2004 Independents voted for Kerry+2 over...
  • Who Could Possibly Be "Undecided?"

    09/26/2012 4:13:59 AM PDT · by Lexluthor69 · 32 replies
    The Silent Majority ^ | 09-26-12 | J.D. Longstreet
    I don't get it. How could any sentient American, after nearly four years of the reign of Obama, be "undecided" just 5 weeks before the election? How is that even possible? I don't buy it. I think they have already decided and just want the attention. Maybe not. It smacks more of the MsM's drive to depress GOP voters and convince republicans to stay home on election day than it does of the truth. But then -- what is truth? In a country as plugged-in and wired as America, it just seems impossible for anyone to have as much information...
  • Obamney Alternative

    06/25/2012 10:02:21 AM PDT · by hawkins · 7 replies
    Mount Vernon News ^ | 6/25/2012 | Travis Main
    Mike Vargo teaches social studies (history and government) at Centerburg High School. And he’s running for president of the United States as an Independent. Vargo has been teaching social studies for 15 years so he has a good idea of how government functions, he has opinions, and now he’s learning what it takes to get on the ballot. Read more: Centerburg teacher Vargo running for president http://www.mountvernonnews.com/local/12/06/15/centerburg-teacher-vargo-running-for-president#ixzz1ypC2XXJR
  • Foes target Boehner/Lungren event in Woodside

    05/22/2012 7:37:48 PM PDT · by SmithL · 4 replies
    Inside Bay Area ^ | 5/22/12 | Josh Richman
    Liberal activists organized by CREDO SuperPAC are planning to protest outside a fundraiser that House Speaker John Boehner is holding Wednesday on Portola Road in Woodside with Rep. Dan Lungren, R-Gold River. The event with Boehner, R-Ohio, costs up to $35,000 a plate or $5,000 for a photo opportunity, and is occurring just six miles from the Atherton home in which President Obama is scheduled to hold a $35,800-a-plate fundraiser at about the same time.CREDO SuperPAC says it has launched a campaign against Lungren with four full-time organizers and a Carmichael field office to mobilize local voters to defeat a...
  • Is Ron Paul Serious???

    04/26/2012 8:48:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 36 replies
    http://youtu.be/em3y8Tad_Vs ^ | April 27, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    (Video)
  • A Romney Nomination Means Independent Runs from BOTH Trump and Ron Paul? You Bet Your Sweet Bippy!!!

    01/12/2012 8:54:27 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 68 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 12, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    If you weren't an adult (or were living in a cave) in 1992, I'm here to tell you that any independent run on the Right that pulls over 2-3% means four more years of Obama... this election is way, way too close for us to allow anything like that to develop. (and some people wonder why I'm backing Newt). Yes, a dissed-n-pissed Trump is a serious potential problem we just don't need... but that's precisely what we're looking at now. He's already bolted the party, has an axe to grind, and can easily fund a substantial campaign. The Donald wouldn't...
  • Iowa governor Terry Branstad warns of Democratic caucus crashers (D's registering in R Primary)

    12/19/2011 9:03:18 AM PST · by mnehring · 45 replies
    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad warned against Democratic caucus crashers who could try to influence the Iowa selection system as a way to nominate the weakest Republican candidate to face off against President Obama. “That’s been tried from time to time and you know what happened four years ago? A lot of independents and even some Republicans actually got involved and that actually helped Obama beat Hillary Clinton and guess what? They actually got Obama for president,” said Branstad, a Republican. “Now some of those people are having second thoughts about it.” Branstad made the comments today when asked about the...
  • "The Donald" to Moderate Debate; Expects to Endorse or Run as Independent

    12/03/2011 7:09:42 AM PST · by Son House · 34 replies
    FOXNEWS ^ | December 02, 2011 | by Joy Lin
    "If I endorse somebody, I'm with that person," Trump said by phone in Florida. "But if somebody else gets in who I think is somebody that I don't think is appropriate for the job, I don't think could win, I don't think would well and would maybe not be a good president, and if the economy continues to be bad, I would run as an independent, yes. I don't want to do that, I love what I'm doing, and I'm doing it well, but if -- if -- those circumstances happen to happen, I would do that, yes." Newsmax, the...
  • Lingle joins U.S. Senate race (Hawaii)

    10/11/2011 3:41:40 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 21 replies
    Honolulu Advertiser ^ | October 11, 2011 | Derrick DePledge
    Former Gov. Linda Lingle announced today that she will enter the Republican primary for U.S. Senate. Lingle, the first woman and the first Republican elected governor in four decades, will stress her chief executive experience in her campaign. She described governors as "very practical people because we had to get things done as governors." Lingle also said she would be an independent voice for Hawaii.
  • Palin to run as independent? 'Not out of the realm of possibility'

    10/10/2011 2:20:23 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 85 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 10/9/2011 | Drew Zahn
    A fellow tea-party candidate and Alaskan politician who drew Sarah Palin's endorsement in 2010 says it's not "out of the realm of possibility" that the former governor might still run for president in 2012 … as an independent. Read more: Palin to run as independent? 'Not out of the realm of possibility' http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=353913#ixzz1aPqK5TDz
  • Palin to run as independent? 'Not out of the realm of possibility'

    10/09/2011 6:15:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 9, 2011 | Drew Zahn
    A fellow tea-party candidate and Alaskan politician who drew Sarah Palin's endorsement in 2010 says it's not "out of the realm of possibility" that the former governor might still run for president in 2012 … as an independent. Former Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Miller evaluated the chances Palin might run in a conversation with Aaron Klein during the host's "Aaron Klein Investigative Radio" program on New York City's WABC Radio. When asked if Palin, who announced she would not seek the Republican nomination for president, might consider running as an independent, Miller replied, "You know, I think it's unlikely....
  • Trump: I’ll Run as Independent if GOP Screws Up

    08/09/2011 4:06:11 PM PDT · by clove · 46 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | August 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm | Donald Trump
    Donald Trump appeared on WOR's Steve Malzberg show to evaluate the current GOP field.
  • Trump says he’d probably run as independent if he doesn’t win Republican nomination

    04/12/2011 6:44:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 177 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/12/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Gee, this seems so …. familiar: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO OF DONALD TRUMP's STATEMENT Donald Trump will “probably” run as an independent candidate for U.S. President in 2012 if he does not receive the Republican party’s nomination, he told the Wall Street Journal in a video interview on Monday. …“I am very conservative,” said Mr. Trump. “The concern is if I don’t win [the GOP primary] will I run as an independent, and I think the answer is probably yes.” Mr. Trump said he thought he “could possibly win as an independent,” adding, “I’m not doing it for...
  • More Americans See Tea Party Movement as Separate From GOP

    11/14/2010 1:15:40 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | Nov 14, 2010 | Bruce Drake
    Much of the speculation about the impact of tea party movement successes in the election has been over what role and influence the new lawmakers will have among Republicans, so it is interesting that most Americans -- although Republicans and Democrats disagree on the point -- see the tea party as separate from, rather than part of, the GOP, according to a Pew Research Center poll conducted Nov. 4-7. Forty-seven percent of the overall public sees the movement as separate from the GOP while 38 percent say it is part of it, with 16 percent undecided. Republicans see the movement...
  • The Rise of Middle-of-the-Road Radicals

    10/13/2010 7:53:03 AM PDT · by paudio · 15 replies
    WSJ ^ | OCTOBER 12, 2010 | GERALD F. SEIB
    But the other big force is political independents—voters who have no particular allegiance to either party and who don't tend to have strong ideological leanings. These are the voters who drifted toward the Democrats in 2006, allowing them to take over control of the House from Republicans. Then they jumped firmly onto Barack Obama's bandwagon in 2008, ousting Republicans from the White House and making Mr. Obama the first Democrat to win a majority of the national vote since Jimmy Carter. Now they have turned again, and are pushing the system the other way. "For the third national election in...
  • Vanity, 2/6 of 435 districts where Republicans failed to recruit..I have done my Homework

    10/09/2010 1:08:24 AM PDT · by JSDude1 · 4 replies
    J. J. S. (and various state sos offices) | Oct 9, 2010 | Myself
    In the vast majority of C.D.s this year the Republican Party (and Tea Party), and Conservative activists have done a wonderful job of recruiting at least 1 Republican candidate to stand in this year's Nov. 2010 Congressional elections. In a hand full of cases the Republicans either failed to Recruit anyone to stand for Congress, or somehow could not get on the ballot on the Republican line. I have done my homework on two of these races, and NOW any Republicans, Conservatives, disaffected Democrats and Independents living in these districts CAN STILL take party in this year's election FUN, and...
  • Will Mel Gibson Stump For Sestak?

    08/25/2010 2:31:00 PM PDT · by Tribune7 · 9 replies
    Joe Sestak appeared at a CAIR fundraiser in 2007 and you could chalk it up to ignorance and Kumbaya-naivete that he didn't know that the group had been connected to Islamic extremism and terrorism by the FBI. Ignorance and naivete are not traits you'd hope to see in your congressman but they don't mean that he particularly wants to see any particular nation get wiped off of the map. Last week , Sestak brought in New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to endorse him. Bloomberg, a Tea-Party-hating Republican. has been unwavering in his support for Feisal Abdul Rauf's Victory Mosque near...
  • New York Independence Party endorses Andrew Cuomo

    05/25/2010 5:41:23 PM PDT · by Ostlandr · 6 replies · 299+ views
    YourNewsNow ^ | 5/25/2010 | Steve Ference
    TROY, N.Y. -- "I'm excited about this endorsement of the Executive Committee, and I'm looking forward to heading the ticket for the Independence Party," said Attorney General and now candidate for governor, Andrew Cuomo, who picked up the Independence Party leaders' unanimous endorsement. "Developing a broad coalition for this campaign, that I'm not going to run a hyper-partisan campaign," said Cuomo. "We think he is the Independent voice that will take New York out of this current crisis," said Frank MacKay, the Independence Party of America's National and NYS Chairman. The Executive Committee's support paves the way for the full...
  • Notre Dame To Stay Independent In Football

    05/01/2010 5:44:47 PM PDT · by Bad~Rodeo · 1 replies · 272+ views
    NYDaily News ^ | April 30th 2010, 4:00 AM | Dick Weiss
    When the BCS meetings took place in Scottsdale, Ariz., recently, conference expansion was not officially on the table, but it didn't take long to notice the elephant in the room. The American Association of Universities seems focused on using the Big Ten as a vehicle to dominate and increase its revenues from college sports. Notre Dame could be the cherry on top of its expansion sundae. The Irish may no longer have their perch on top of the national rankings but they still captivate their legion of followers. They are a brand name that helped build college sports, that could...
  • Why Crist is 'done' (Fla. gov's desperation move)

    05/01/2010 4:02:13 AM PDT · by Scanian · 17 replies · 993+ views
    NY Post ^ | May 1, 2010 | Rich Lowry
    <p>Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is the saddest of political spectacles -- an opportun ist running out of opportunities.</p> <p>His relentless rise through Florida politics -- from state senator to education commissioner to attorney general to the governorship he wants to leave for the US Senate -- petered out in the Republican primary, with conservative upstart Marco Rubio drubbing him by a roughly 2-1 margin in the polls.</p>
  • The Fallible Crist (If he breaks his promise not to run as Independent, why should we trust him?)

    04/29/2010 6:41:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies · 514+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/28/2010 | Jim Geraghty
    Presuming the sources of Fox News are right, Florida governor Charlie Crist will run for the Senate as an independent. You don’t get to be governor of Florida without a halfway decent sense of political judgment, and in fact that’s supposed to be one of Crist’s best qualities: He may not be the boldest or most principled politician, but he’s always been popular and displayed a knack for staying on the right side of Florida voters, going back to his “Chain Gang Charlie” days. That good sense of what voters want drove him from one public office to the next:...
  • Crist to Go Indy on Thursday

    04/28/2010 9:42:53 AM PDT · by clintonh8r · 48 replies · 798+ views
    WIOD
    No link yet but WIOD radio in Miami just said that Crist will announce his candidacy as an independent tomorrow.
  • James Murdoch at the Independent: 'like a scene out of Dodge City'

    04/22/2010 8:01:17 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 345+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 04/22/10 | Hugh Muir and Jane Martinson
    James Murdoch at the Independent: 'like a scene out of Dodge City' In common with so many problems involving young men in modern London, it was a squall about reputation and respect * Hugh Muir and Jane Martinson * guardian.co.uk, Thursday 22 April 2010 19.18 BST 'Look who's here to see you!' Rebekah Brooks, James Murdoch and Simon Kelner. Photographs: Martin Argles, Murdo Macleod and Graham Turner After a lifetime at the helm of the world's most powerful media organisation and in the crosshairs of the left, Rupert Murdoch has, of necessity, developed a reasonably thick skin. The Dirty Digger...
  • Five Reasons Charlie Crist Shouldn’t Go Independent

    04/19/2010 6:52:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies · 807+ views
    National Review ^ | 04/19/2010 | Rich Lowry
    In a few weeks, Charlie Crist has gone from telling Fox News that he ruled out running as an independent to saying last Friday that he’ll address the question of an independent run “later on.” Crist has every reason to reconsider, because in his Senate run, he’s fallen and he can’t get up. He trails Marco Rubio by 20 to 30 points, and none of his attacks are getting traction. Conservative voters have bonded with Rubio as a matter of principle; flimsy personal attacks on him won’t change that. It’s increasingly clear that Crist faces defeat in the Republican primary...
  • 10 Reasons I Hope Crist DOES Run as An Independent

    04/17/2010 11:52:18 PM PDT · by Reeser · 10 replies · 486+ views
    RemoveRINOs ^ | 04-18-2010 | Editors
    1. The hole in Charlie Crist's soul will be visible to the naked eye. 2. We'll get to watch him lose for another seven months. 3. He'll....
  • Crist Admits Independent Bid Possible

    04/16/2010 12:15:17 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 48 replies · 680+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/16/10 | CaroleL
    Florida Governor and Republican candidate for US Senate Charlie Crist was asked today about an Independent bid should he lose the upcoming Republican primary to Marco Rubio. His response: "I'm not thinking about that today. We'll look at that later on."
  • Will Crist Try To Split The Florida Vote?

    04/15/2010 8:25:15 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 21 replies · 493+ views
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 04/15/10 | CaroleL
    In the latest Quinnipiac poll, Former State House Speaker Marco Rubio holds a virtually insurmountable 23 point lead (56% to 33%) over Governor Charlie Crist in Florida's US Senate Republican primary. That should be the whole story but there are whispers about Governor Crist dropping out of the GOP race to run as an Independent. According to that same poll, Governor Crist could win in a three way contest against Mr. Rubio and Democratic US Representative Kendrick Meek.
  • New poll shows that 40% of Tea Party Patriots are Democrats or Independents

    04/04/2010 6:09:51 PM PDT · by Publius772000 · 24 replies · 876+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 04/04/10 | Michael Naragon
    As reported by The Hill, a Winston Group survey did three phone surveys of registered voters from December to February. Of the 3,000 interviewed, 17% identified themselves as members of the Tea Party movement. Of that 17%, less than six out of ten were Republicans. Nearly 30% said they were independents, and 13% identified themselves as Democrats, exploding the myth that Tea Party activists are a homogeneous group of angry conservatives. Read the full report here: http://thehill.com/blogs/ballot-box/polls/90541-survey-four-in-10-tea-party-members-dem-or-indie
  • Ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev pays Ł1 for Indy (Independent taken over by Russian oligarch)

    03/01/2010 3:54:23 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 9 replies · 522+ views
    The Times(UK) ^ | 02/28/10 | James Ashton
    February 28, 2010 Ex-KGB agent Alexander Lebedev pays Ł1 for Indy Standard owner set to pour millions into ailing Independent newspapers James Ashton ALEXANDER LEBEDEV, the former KGB agent turned media mogul, will this week pay a token Ł1 to take control of The Independent — the same price as buying one copy of the paper from the newsstand. But he will pledge to invest millions in the loss-making title and the Independent on Sunday over five years. The final hurdle to a sale is close to being overcome this weekend after Independent News & Media agreed to take part...
  • Report: Crist set to leave GOP, run as an independent

    02/25/2010 2:24:31 PM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 39 replies · 1,132+ views
    HotAir Blog ^ | February 25, 2010 | Allahpundit
    The Hill was hinting about it last night and now, right on cue, the rumors are flying. Honestly, I don’t get it. I get leaving the party to avoid an unwinnable primary against Rubio, but why run as an indie when you could run as a Democrat? Two highly placed and independent sources, speaking strictly on background, tell me that Gov. Charlie Crist is preparing to leave the Republican Party and run as an independent in the race for the U.S. Senate… Another well-placed source tells me the reason several Crist campaign staffers left recently is because, being committed Republicans,...
  • Why I Regret Voting For President Obama

    01/24/2010 8:12:30 AM PST · by Saije · 334 replies · 7,163+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/24/2010 | Jill Dorson
    I am a registered Independent. I voted for Barack Obama. And for that, I am sorry. I'm not sorry for you. I'm sorry for me. Because I voted for Obama for me, not for you. I voted for hope and change and all the intangibles that Obama was peddling in the wake of the financial crisis, Sarah Palin, Sept. 11 and all the other ills that shook our country in the last decade. I wanted something new. Something different. What I got was, I suppose, exactly what I voted for - a spin doctor. And not a very good one...
  • Conservatives Finish 2009 as No. 1 Ideological Group [due mainly to conservative Independents]

    01/07/2010 7:18:21 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 64 replies · 1,224+ views
    Gallup ^ | January 7, 2009 | Lydia Saad
    Uptick owing largely to more independents calling themselves conservative by Lydia Saad PRINCETON, NJ -- The increased conservatism that Gallup first identified among Americans last June persisted throughout the year, so that the final year-end political ideology figures confirm Gallup's initial reporting: conservatives (40%) outnumbered both moderates (36%) and liberals (21%) across the nation in 2009. More broadly, the percentage of Americans calling themselves either conservative or liberal has increased over the last decade, while the percentage of moderates has declined. Since 1992, there have been only two other years -- 2003 and 2004 -- in which the average percentage...
  • Third-party candidacies should be a last resort

    11/09/2009 7:01:39 AM PST · by Wolf13 · 81 replies · 1,366+ views
    Politico ^ | 11-9-09 | Gary Bauer
    Doug Hoffman’s narrow defeat in New York’s 23rd Congressional District special election was one of few blemishes in a nearly flawless Election Day for Republicans. But Hoffman’s strong showing — coupled with the successful uprising against Republican nominee Dede Scozzafava’s candidacy — will embolden some conservatives to consider abandoning the GOP and initiating a broader third-party movement. As a staunch conservative Republican whose political action committee invested much in Hoffman’s campaign, I believe nothing would hurt the conservative movement, or the GOP, more. National Democrats would love nothing more than for conservatives to start looking for third-party candidates all across...
  • Is Lieberman going rogue?

    10/30/2009 2:22:06 PM PDT · by nutsonthebus · 10 replies · 508+ views
    ABC News ^ | October 30, 2009 | Jonathan Karl
    Sounding more like an independent than a Democrat, Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., tells ABC News he will campaign for some Republican candidates during the 2010 midterm elections and may not seek the Democratic Senate nomination when he runs for re-election in 2012. ABC News' Jonathan Karl chats with Sen. Joe Lieberman on the Capitol Hill subway"I probably will support some Republican candidates for Congress or Senate in the election in 2010. I'm going to call them as I see them," Lieberman said in an ABC News "Subway Series" interview aboard the U.S. Capitol Subway System.