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  • Is Rudy Giuliani a 2012 dark horse?

    12/22/2010 7:09:21 AM PST · by StatenIsland · 124 replies · 1+ views
    TheHill.com ^ | 12/22/10 | Christian Heinze
    As a 2008 primary front-runner, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani tanked. But as a 2012 dark horse, he could do surprisingly well. Itís not because Giuliani has shifted; itís because the Republican Party has. The 2010 election was less about social conservatism than it was fiscal conservatism, and that aligns with Giulianiís socially moderate and fiscally conservative ideology. There is another promising wind of change blowing Giulianiís way, one thatís less ideological. This isnít the era of kinder, gentler politicians. This is the age of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich and...
  • GOProud Endorses Fiorina

    06/02/2010 11:06:34 AM PDT · by pissant · 29 replies · 706+ views
    JoeMy God ^ | 6/2/10 | staff
    GOProud has endorsed former HP CEO Carly Fiorina in her battle to unseat Sen. Barbara Boxer. Via press release: Today, GOProud, the only national organization representing gay conservatives and their allies, endorsed Carly Fiorina for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in California. ďCarly Fiorina is the candidate conservatives can trust,Ē said Jimmy LaSalvia, Executive Director of GOProud.
  • Sarah Palin Divides The GOP Elite (elitists take a poll)

    12/10/2009 2:36:39 PM PST · by Kells · 95 replies · 2,341+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | Dec 10 2009 | Chris Good
    Sarah Palin may draw ecstatic crowds in "real America," but among Republican insiders in Washington, she's not so popular. National Journal's annual Insiders Poll issue will come out Friday, but we've got some early results; the most interesting finding is how many GOP insiders and members of Congress listed Palin as one of their least favorite members of the party. Palin was the top response when 85 GOP strategists and insiders were asked, "Which voice in your party would you most like to mute?" 28 percent listed Palin; Republican National Committee Chairman Michael came in second, with 12 percent. [...]...
  • GOP set to launch rebranding effort

    04/29/2009 9:58:08 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 185 replies · 4,262+ views
    CNN ^ | April 29, 2009 | John King
    Coming soon to a battleground state near you: a new effort to revive the image of the Republican Party and to counter President Obama's characterization of Republicans as "the party of 'no.'" CNN has learned that the new initiative, called the National Council for a New America, will be announced Thursday. It will involve an outreach by an interesting mix of GOP officials... [John McCain and Jeb Bush]. In addition to Sen. McCain and Gov. Bush, GOP sources familiar with the plans tell CNN others involved in the new group's "National Panel Of Experts" will include: [Barbour, Jindal and Romney]...
  • Crist calls Florida a model for future of GOP

    11/17/2008 10:52:39 PM PST · by flattorney · 44 replies · 930+ views
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | November 12, 2008 | Steve Bousquet
    ABSTRACT: The host of the Republican Governors' Association event is Florida's Charlie Crist, a big believer in the "big tent" theory who calls his way of governing "a model for the country." Crist's priorities include addressing climate change and restoring civil rights of felons, and some Floridians are still waiting for their property tax bills to "drop like a rock," as he promised last year. He has appointed Democrats to high-level state posts, and he took the advice of a Democratic legislator in extending the hours of early voting before last week's election, a step some viewed as favorable to...
  • How Not to Win Votes and Influence Conservatives

    07/10/2008 4:54:20 PM PDT · by NewJerseyJoe · 64 replies · 48+ views
    I understand the frustration of many Republicans who just canít understand how some conservatives just canít bring themselves to support John McCain even though Barack Obama would likely be an even worse president than Jimmy Carter.† I really do feel your pain.† HoweverÖ Itís still a long, long way to election day.† Many conservatives who are saying today that they canít vote for McCain will come around and vote for McCain in November.† Heck, I might even be one of them.† But let me warn partisan Republicans that youíll catch more wayward conservatives with honey than you will with vinegar.For...
  • Ban on Public Smoking Advances (Va. Gen. Assembly going bonkers)

    02/04/2005 1:35:08 PM PST · by iceskater · 43 replies · 874+ views
    Richmond Times Dispatch ^ | 2/4/05 | John Reid Blackwell
    A Senate committee advanced legislation yesterday that would prohibit smoking in most public, indoor places in Virginia. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Bill Mims, R-Loudoun, was approved by the Senate Education and Health Committee on an 8-7 vote, reversing an earlier Senate subcommittee vote that narrowly rejected the bill. The legislation would prohibit smoking in most indoor public places, including offices, restaurants, and common areas of apartments and condominiums, with few exceptions. Hotels could permit smoking in some rooms, as long they do not exceed 25 percent of the total rooms. Smoking would be permitted in "private, separately enclosed areas"...