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  • Florida polls show Huckabee surge

    12/20/2007 9:10:25 AM PST · by King of Florida · 16 replies · 154+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | December 20, 2007 | BETH REINHARD AND MARY ELLEN KLAS
    Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee's breakneck rise in the national polls has reached Florida, prodding a fledgling band of supporters to throw together a ground game in the nation's fourth-largest state. Three Florida polls in the past week put Huckabee in first or second place, jockeying with longtime front-runner Rudy Giuliani. That's a stunning turn of events for a candidate who ranked near the bottom just last month and has invested little time and no money in the state. A strong showing by Huckabee in the Jan. 29 primary could upend Giuliani, who's counting on a rout in Florida to...
  • Huckabee closes in Florida (Giuliani's lead shrinks from 18% to 4%)

    12/18/2007 11:28:32 AM PST · by Ol' Sparky · 32 replies · 48+ views
    MSNBC ^ | December 18, 2007 | Lauren Appelbaum
    Huckabee continues to surge in Florida, according to a new poll conducted by Strategic Vision (R) to be released tomorrow. With a margin of error of +/- 5.5%, Giuliani and Huckabee are in close competition for first place with 25% and 21%, respectively. McCain comes in third with 15%, leaving Romney in fourth with 13%. Thompson has 10%, Paul has 4%, and Tancredo has 2%. These results show a different story from the last Strategic Vision poll conducted in this state, Nov. 7 to 9. Huckabee was fifth in that poll with 9%, while Giuliani had 31%. McCain, Thompson and...
  • Citing Statistics, Giuliani Misses Time and Again

    12/01/2007 3:19:45 AM PST · by america4vr · 18 replies · 392+ views
    New York Times ^ | November 30, 2007 | Michael Cooper
    In almost every appearance as he campaigns for the Republican presidential nomination, Rudolph W. Giuliani cites a fusillade of statistics and facts to make his arguments about his successes in running New York City and the merits of his views. Discussing his crime-fighting success as mayor, Mr. Giuliani told a television interviewer that New York was “the only city in America that has reduced crime every single year since 1994.” In New Hampshire this week, he told a public forum that when he became mayor in 1994, New York “had been averaging like 1,800, 1,900 murders for almost 30 years.”...
  • Frank Luntz Shares Results Of His Debate Focus Group (on H&C -- trancript)

    11/30/2007 10:05:54 AM PST · by FocusNexus · 61 replies · 86+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Nov. 29, 2007 | Frank Luntz
    FRANK LUNTZ, WWW.LUNTZ.COM: We had a lot of people participate and they are mad as hell. I have got to tell you something, in listening to what the Republicans have to say right now, they are very nervous about the future. They are not happy about the direction in Washington. And they really want a change. ..... LUNTZ: Thompson had several points during that debate where he really grabbed the audience's attention. But what I know your viewers want to see is the conflict. And one of the toughest conflicts was Mitt Romney verses John McCain over the issue of...
  • Election 2008: Florida Republican Primary In Florida GOP Primary, Giuliani Leads, Romney Gains

    11/20/2007 7:39:05 AM PST · by Reaganesque · 27 replies · 184+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 11/19/07 | Rasmussen Reports
    Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the Republican Presidential Primary in Florida with 27% support in the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey. That’s little changed from the 29% support he enjoyed in September. But, there are plenty of other changes including good news for Mitt Romney and bad news for Fred Thompson. Through it all, the frontrunning Giuliani now has a nine-point lead, up from six points in September. Romney has moved into second place with 19% support. That’s up eight points since September. Thompson has lost seven points and now earns 16% of the vote. In June, Giuliani and...
  • Poll: Romney Gains While Giuliani Slides (NH)

    11/20/2007 9:54:09 AM PST · by Baladas · 14 replies · 85+ views
    WMUR-CNN ^ | November 19, 2007 | staff
    The WMUR-CNN poll of likely Republican voters conducted by the University of New Hampshire shows Romney with 33 percent support, up from 25 percent in the same poll in September. Giuliani has declined, slipping to 16 percent compared to 24 percent in September. Those polled also described Romney as the most likely to win the nomination, with 39 percent choosing him and 26 percent saying Giuliani could go the distance. Just 8 percent said John McCain has what it takes to win the nomination, but 18 percent of voters said they would vote for him, the same as in September....
  • Romney Talks Tough on Immigration

    11/18/2007 9:27:09 AM PST · by Rockitz · 79 replies · 107+ views ^ | 17 November 2007 | Kathleen Hennessey
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Saturday promised to cut federal funding for cities and states that he considers tolerant of illegal immigration, though he said he was unsure how deep the cuts would be. The former Massachusetts governor repeated his plans to deny funding to sanctuary cities, states that issue driver's licenses to illegal immigrants and states that allow the children of illegal immigrants to receive in-state tuition discounts at universities. "They are practices that, if you will, extend this sanctuary state of mind we have," Romney told more than 200 people gathered at a public library. "I like...
  • Deconstructing Pipes (Mitt Romney's Real Health Care Record)

    11/17/2007 6:22:10 AM PST · by Spiff · 44 replies · 161+ views
    Town Hall ^ | 15 November 2007 | Sally Canfield
    Deconstructing Pipes(Mitt Romney's Real Health Care Record)Sally Canfield 15 November 2007 Since the Clinton Administration's ill-fated attempt to introduce government-run health care to the United States, mountains of paper have been produced analyzing our nation's health care system. And while Republicans and Democrats have spent countless hours debating themselves, the one group that has been left out of this debate is the American people. With 47 million Americans without some kind of health coverage, and millions more worried they will lose what coverage they have, one Governor knew the time for talking was over. What Governor Romney proved...
  • Deep In The Heart Of Texas: Guessing The Course Of The GOP Primaries

    11/17/2007 6:12:35 AM PST · by TAdams8591 · 52 replies · 273+ views
    Town ^ | 11-15-2007 | Hugh Hewitt
    Every four years pundits get to swing for the fences. Only the timid split differences and hairs. The pundits worth reading will declare what they see in the very cloudy crystal ball. Here's my take. There are two very separate battles within the fight for the GOP presidential nomination. There is the contest between Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, and Fred Thompson to be the conservative challenger to Rudy Giuliani. And then there is the contest between that challenger and the former New York City mayor. It is Rudy's hope that the race to be his opponent for the Republican nomination...
  • Why Romney Remains Compelling

    11/16/2007 5:30:40 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 98 replies · 124+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | November 14, 2007 | Douglas Schoen
    According to Real Clear Politics, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to enjoy a solid double digit lead in both Iowa and New Hampshire. He also holds a more narrow lead in South Carolina and Michigan and appears to be in a statistical tie in Nevada. This suggests to me that if he is able to hold on and win the Iowa caucuses his path to the nomination seems clear and direct, for a number of straightforward reasons. First, other than Mike Huckabee, Romney is the only candidate with momentum in Iowa. Guiliani is not a factor here, Fred Thompson...
  • Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll

    11/14/2007 8:11:25 AM PST · by eastsider · 44 replies · 313+ views
    Rasmussen ^ | November 14, 2007 | Rasmussen
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Wednesday shows Rudy Giuliani on top with a nine-point lead over Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Giuliani attracts 26% support from Likely Republican Primary voters nationwide while Romney earns 17% of the vote. John McCain remains in third at 13%, Fred Thompson is at 12% and Mike Huckabee attracts 11%. Ron Paul's is the top choice for 5% and no other Republican candidate reaches 2% (see recent daily numbers). A new survey released today shows Ron Paul attracting 8% of the vote as a Libertarian candidate in...
  • Romney Assails Giuliani, Huckabee on Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants

    11/13/2007 5:04:57 PM PST · by tompster76 · 40 replies · 61+ views
    Fox News ^ | Nov 13, 2007 | AP/Fox News
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, seeking to protect his lead and fend off challenges from rivals in this early-voting state, assailed Rudy Giuliani and Mike Huckabee over supporting tuition breaks and broader sanctuary for illegal immigrants or their children. The former Massachusetts governor singled out two of his Republican opponents and likened them to Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton, saying Tuesday: "There are those people in both parties who are in a sanctuary state of mind, who believe in sanctuary cities, who believe in policies which are sanctuary in nature." In campaign appearances and advertisements in...
  • New Survey USA SC poll (Guliani: 26, Romney 20, Fred: 18)

    11/13/2007 5:36:31 PM PST · by tompster76 · 31 replies · 25+ views
    Survey USA ^ | Nov 13, 2007 | SurveyUSA
    GOP Primary -- 5 in Double Digits, 4 within Striking Distance of Giuliani, Who Remains the One To Beat: In a Republican Primary for President of the United States held in South Carolina today, 11/13/07, two months to the vote, New Yorker Rudolph Giuliani finishes 1st at 26%, with 4 other Republicans bunched in his rear-view mirror. Mitt Romney is in 2nd place at 20%, just ahead of Fred Thompson who finishes 3rd at 18%. John McCain is 4th at 14%. Mike Huckabee is 5th at 12%. SC Republican primary voters are divided on what issue the next president should...
  • Rasmussen Daily Poll (Romney takes 2nd place/16%)

    11/13/2007 8:08:22 AM PST · by Spiff · 224 replies · 208+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 13 November 2007 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Tuesday shows Rudy Giuliani on top, Mitt Romney in second, and Fred Thompson sinking in the race for the Republican Presidential Nomination. Giuliani attracts 27% support from Likely Republican Primary voters nationwide while Romney has moved up a couple of points to 16%. John McCain remains in third at 13% while Thompson is now tied with Mike Huckabee at 11%. Ron Paul's support fell a point to 5% and no other Republican tops 2% (see recent daily numbers). In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, Senator Hillary Clinton is the top...
  • Bookies: Thompson Out, Rudy and Mitt Tops

    11/10/2007 12:37:49 PM PST · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 104 replies · 286+ views
    The ^ | November 9, 2007 | Brett Arends
    Fred Thompson's campaign for president has collapsed. Well, at least, among the bookies. I've been giving readers regular updates on the betting in the presidential election, but absolutely nothing has been more dramatic this fall than Thompson's market meltdown. According to the betting at the Iowa Electronic Markets, the TV actor's chances of winning the GOP nomination have slumped in just six weeks from nearly 30% to less than 10%. As recently as June, just after the former Senator announced he was running, he was the favorite in the betting, at nearly 40%. The numbers are similar over at Dublin-based...
  • Robertson to Back Giuliani

    11/07/2007 6:41:35 AM PST · by xzins · 130 replies · 143+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 7 Nov 07 | Liz Sidoti
    Robertson to Back Giuliani By LIZ SIDOTI Associated Press Writer MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Pat Robertson, a prominent Christian leader and social conservative, will endorse Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani, GOP officials confirmed Wednesday. The former New York mayor backs abortion rights and gay rights, positions that put him in conflict with GOP orthodoxy, and has been trying to convince cultural conservatives to overlook their differences with him on those issues. That makes the support of a high-profile religious conservative like Robertson a particular boon. Giuliani, the front-runner in national popularity polls, and Robertson will make the endorsement official later...
  • Romney Mailer Hits 'Sanctuary Cities' (Mitt hits Iowa bullseye---targets Rudy's illegals' suck-up)

    11/06/2007 6:21:08 AM PST · by Liz · 60 replies · 200+ views ^ | Monday, November 5, 2007 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is drawing contrasts with rival Rudy Giuliani on the issue of immigration in a new mailing being sent to Iowa Republican activists. In the mailing, Romney touts his plan to slash funding for cities that declare themselves immigration sanctuaries. "When America's major cities _ like New York, San Francisco and many others _ adopt sanctuary city policies, they serve as magnets for millions of illegal immigrants to cross the border and take advantage of these legal protections," states the mailing, which began arriving at Republican homes this week. Sanctuary cities forgo strict enforcement of immigration...
  • In Case You Missed It: Governor Romney On "The Laura Ingraham Show"

    11/01/2007 6:51:18 AM PDT · by Reaganesque · 21 replies · 109+ views
    Wednesday, Oct 31, 2007 "The Laura Ingraham Show" October 31, 2007 Governor Romney On Senator Clinton And Driver's Licenses For Illegal Immigrants: Laura Ingraham: "Did you think that Hillary got hit at all or wounded or did they really not really give her many body blows." Governor Romney: "No, I didn't think she took many body blows. She demonstrated herself – she was tap dancing so much that I thought I turned it to 'Dancing with the Stars.' She was refusing to answer the most straight questions that were given to her. 'Do you support illegal aliens receiving driver's licenses?'...
  • SC Poll: Romney Rises, Hillary Leads (Fred leading)

    11/01/2007 7:41:08 PM PDT · by tompster76 · 71 replies · 110+ views
    Time blog ^ | November 1, 2007 | TOM BEVAN
    New Winthrop /ETV poll in South Carolina (Oct 7-28, 522 likely GOP primary voters, MoE 4.29%, and 534 likely Democratic primary voters, MoE 4.24%). The big news in the poll comes on the Republican side, where Romney, Giuliani and Thompson are in a statistical tie for the lead, with nearly 1 in 3 likely primary voters still undecided: Republicans: Thompson 17.9 Giuliani 16.5 Romney 16.5 McCain 9.2 Huckabee 5.4 Paul 2.1 Undecided 29.9
  • Romney Says Giuliani's Support Will Fade

    10/26/2007 9:05:09 PM PDT · by bruinbirdman · 72 replies · 48+ views
    AP ^ | 10/26/07 | MIKE GLOVER
    JOHNSTON, Iowa - Mitt Romney says the campaign for the Republican presidential nomination will come down to Rudy Giuliani and a more conservative challenger. Like Mitt Romney. It's no surprise that Giuliani is doing well in national polls of Republicans, Romney said Friday, because candidates with more conservative views on social issues such as abortion and gay rights are splitting the support of like-minded voters. At some point, the former Massachusetts governor said, the party's conservative base will coalesce around a single candidate, making it tougher for Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City. "Those of us who represent...
  • Romney Jabs at Clintons''Family Values'

    10/25/2007 11:13:12 AM PDT · by SmithL · 17 replies · 36+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/25/7 | Glen Johnson, Associated Press Writer
    Manchester, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney on Thursday jabbed at the "family values" of Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton and her husband, harkening back to former President Clinton's affair with a White House intern. Responding to a guest at a house party in Hooksett, N.H., who asked him how he would instill "family values" as president, Romney said that if elected he would try to set an example. "One of the ways that you help instill, if you will, family values is by having a White House be a place that demonstrates family values," Romney said. "And,...
  • The Two-Man Race: Only Rudy and Mitt have credible scenarios.

    10/27/2007 7:07:05 AM PDT · by nordicstan · 97 replies · 104+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 27, 2007 | Fred Barnes
    Scenarios matter. They offer a way to judge the presidential race. Strong candidates can outline a sequence of likely victories or impressive finishes in the caucuses and primaries that would lead to the nomination. Weak candidates can't. And, to be clear, a strategy and a scenario aren't the same. A scenario is a vision of a candidate's path to victory. At this point, with the first voting just nine weeks away, only two candidates--Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney--have credible scenarios. In that sense, the Republican campaign has become a two-man race, Rudy vs. Mitt. John McCain and Fred Thompson may...
  • What about the Faithful?

    10/17/2007 7:27:15 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 12 replies · 76+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 17, 2007 | William F. Buckley Jr.
    There is head-scratching in the political marketplace over a looming contradiction. The candidates for president of the United States include a man identified as a Roman Catholic, and among the voters there are, of course, many Catholics. It would be reasonable to suppose that Candidate Giuliani would get the presumptive backing of the Catholic population. But there are a couple of caveats. First, is Giuliani a Catholic other than nominally? Because his name is Italian, one assumes that he subscribes to the faith associated with the Italian people. As a boy, he went to Catholic schools, and he was apparently...
  • Signs Point to an Evangelical Revival for Romney...

    10/17/2007 6:43:28 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 48 replies · 99+ views
    The American Prospect ^ | October 17, 2007 | Sarah Posner
    With the Family Research Council/Focus on the Family "Values Voter" Summit just days away, FRC President Tony Perkins hinted to reporters that Mitt Romney's Mormonism isn't such a big deal after all. Perkins' cult-shmult conference call came on the heels of evangelical public relations guru Mark DeMoss sending a five-page letter of support for Romney to evangelical leaders. (DeMoss, who has worked with many major evangelical figures, including the late Jerry Falwell, has volunteered for Romney's campaign since last year.) In the letter, DeMoss invoked Falwell, suggesting that his old mentor never would have sat out an election (i.e., voted...
  • Gingerly, Romney Seeks Ties to Christian Right

    10/16/2007 7:32:04 AM PDT · by shrinkermd · 32 replies · 36+ views
    New York Times ^ | 16 October 2007 | MICHAEL LUO
    He has invoked the Rev. Rick Warren, a popular evangelical author and megachurch pastor. He has quoted Scripture and alluded to the Gideon Bible as favorite late-night reading. And he has cited his belief in Jesus Christ as his personal “savior.” As Mitt Romney has had to grapple with suspicions about his Mormon religion during his presidential run, he has tried in various ways to signal his kinship with evangelical Christians, who represent a crucial constituency of the Republican base but consider his religious beliefs to be heretical. He faces a delicate task in trying to stake out common ground...
  • Romney gets joint drubbing [GOP CHATTERING ABOUT RUDY-MCCAIN TICKET...]

    10/15/2007 5:56:39 AM PDT · by AngryNeighbor · 101 replies · 50+ views
    Politico ^ | Oct 15, 2007 08:17 AM EST | Mike Allen
    Sensing weakness, Sen. John McCain and Rudy Giuliani have formed an unspoken alliance to try to torpedo Mitt Romney just as many voters are tuning in to the Republican presidential race. “I'm not going to con you,” McCain said Monday on ABC’s “Good Morning America” when asked about Romney. “It’s important to be honest with people.” The two are teaming up at a time when the heat is escalating in both nominating contests. Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) started attacking Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) by name last week after resisting for months in the service of his “new kind of politics.”...
  • No one's perfect, so we have to choose the best (Dobson wrong about '08)

    10/15/2007 7:56:21 AM PDT · by BigAlPro · 100 replies · 199+ views
    The Holland Sentinel ^ | October 15, 2007 | Alan Helvig
    James Dobson is a courageous leader and a battle-scarred warrior. He has gone head to head with the best of them and has done a wonderful job of defending Christian values in the political arena. He has earned our respect and deserves our prayers. However, just as John Kerry's war record didn't make him a good president, Jim Dobson's record does not make him right about the 2008 presidential race. Dobson has allowed his pride to cause him to publicly vow "never for the rest of my life to vote for anyone who would kill innocent babies." Making this a...
  • Political expert examines the Catholic Vote for 2008 (In a Giuliani vs. Clinton race)

    10/12/2007 1:36:12 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies · 437+ views
    CNA ^ | October 12, 2007
    Washington DC, Oct 12, 2007 / 02:27 pm (CNA).- If the United States presidential race comes down to candidates Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton, the Catholic vote will swing to Clinton. That's the claim of Steve Wagner, a chief political strategist who helped George W. Bush win the majority of Catholics' votes in the 2000 and 2004 elections. He has argued that appealing to Mass-going Catholics is a key factor in a presidential candidate's electoral success.  Deal W. Hudson, of, interviewed Wagner on the prospects of a Giuliani-Clinton match-up and the probable behavior of Catholic voters.  According to Hudson's report,...
  • Giuliani Gets Thompson Nod

    10/12/2007 10:35:16 AM PDT · by SmithL · 43 replies · 872+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 10/12/7 | LIZ SIDOTI, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Rudy Giuliani is picking up the endorsement of one-time GOP rival Tommy Thompson, the former Wisconsin governor and Bush Cabinet member. "Rudy Giuliani has shown that he is a true leader," Thompson said in a statement obtained by The Associated Press. "He is America's mayor, and during a period of time of great stress for this country he showed tremendous leadership." The former New York mayor is to accept the endorsement in Charleston, S.C., later Friday. Thompson is the first former 2008 Republican presidential candidate to endorse in the race. He dropped out in...
  • Evangelical publicist sends letter to evangelical leaders urging them to rally Romney support

    10/11/2007 2:00:29 PM PDT · by Spiff · 179 replies · 1,300+ views
    Mark DeMoss (The DeMoss Group) ^ | 9 October 2007 | Mark DeMoss
    To: Conservative & Evangelical Leaders From: Mark DeMoss (Personally) Date: October 9, 2007 Subject: The 2008 Presidential Election In about 100 days we will likely have a Republican nominee for president. Most political observers believe it a near certainty that this nominee will face Hillary Clinton in the general election. While most people think this election cycle started too early, I’m finding that few people realize the primaries are almost upon us—and how compacted the primary calendar is. Within about 30 days after the last college football bowl game is played, primaries (and an all-important caucus) will be held in...
  • Richard Viguerie: Giuliani Doesn't Get It

    10/11/2007 10:10:37 AM PDT · by Ol' Sparky · 26 replies · 490+ views
    Earth Times ^ | 10/10/2007 | PRNewswire-USNewswire
    MANASSAS, Va., Oct. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Richard A. Viguerie, author of Conservatives Betrayed: How George W. Bush and Other Big-Government Republicans Hijacked the Conservative Cause (Bonus Books, 2006) (, issued the following statement regarding Mayor Rudy Giuliani and conservatives' potential support for a third-party presidential candidate: "Rudy Giuliani's insistence that America is doing well with a two-party system shows that he still doesn't grasp how discouraged, disheartened, and disillusioned the GOP's conservative base is with the Republican leadership. "Ron Paul and Tom Tancredo, on the other hand, showed that they are walking in step with the party's grassroots. Neither would...
  • Giuliani A Winner in Michigan Debates

    10/10/2007 9:30:04 PM PDT · by americanophile · 23 replies · 519+ views ^ | October 10, 2007 | GOPublius
    Rudy Giuliani:The Michigan debate may have been Giuliani’s best. The affable mayor seemed relaxed, optimistic, and in command of the issues. His attacks, waged largely against Hillary Clinton, did much to elevate him above the other candidates and helped to feed the notion that Giuliani is both the inevitable nominee and the best match-up against Hillary Clinton in a general election. Giuliani was able to avoid many of the social issues that have plagued him in earlier debates due to largely policy-focused questions, and his retorts were generally articulate and on-point. When coupled with some humorous if slightly contrived lines,...
  • Rudy Awakening

    10/10/2007 2:15:03 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 14 replies · 514+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 10, 2007 | Douglas W. Kmiec
    Giuliani’s the-Constitution-made-me-do-it excuse just doesn’t wash. Tuesday night’s Michigan debate was very revealing. The debate revealed the significant executive-leadership differences between Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney. When it gets down to specific cases, Mayor Giuliani is dependent upon others for direction and guidance and is just as likely to fall into mistaken ideas as not. At the same time, the debate revealed how, despite his protestations to the contrary, Giuliani is not really a supporter of conservative legal thinking. The facts on who supports spending restraint and tax reduction are plain. Romney does. Giuliani doesn’t. Giuliani’s lame excuse that “the-Constitution-made-him-spend...
  • Giuliani and Romney, Making Two a Crowd

    10/06/2007 2:23:37 AM PDT · by ansel12 · 23 replies · 384+ views
    New York Times ^ | By MICHAEL LUO and MARC SANTORA
    "MANCHESTER, N.H., Oct. 5 — The two men were both leaders in liberal bastions. They both once held positions heretical to Republican Party orthodoxy. And they are both campaigning in large measure on their competency and ability to change Washington." " Now Rudolph W. Giuliani and Mitt Romney are engaging each other as never before in the towns and villages of New Hampshire, from Derry to Nashua. It is a state where Mr. Romney’s regional appeal, bolstered by heavy advertising, helped him to early leads in the polls but is now being threatened by the autograph-seeking crowds that greet every...
  • Giuliani criticizes GOP on spending

    10/05/2007 4:51:57 PM PDT · by Canticle_of_Deborah · 27 replies · 489+ views
    AP/Yahoo ^ | October 5, 2007 | Libby Quaid
    WASHINGTON - Republican presidential contenders on Friday scolded Congress for extravagant spending of taxpayer dollars, and Rudy Giuliani blamed the issue for GOP losses in last year's elections. "We lost control of Congress because we were just like the Democrats as far as spending is concerned — shame on us," Giuliani told the anti-tax group Americans for Prosperity. But the former New York mayor spent most of his 25-minute speech ridiculing Hillary Rodham Clinton and other Democratic candidates, saying, "Republicans are amateur spenders, and Democrats are professional spenders." Fred Thompson made a joke of lawmakers' free-spending ways, saying that as...
  • Dobson on Hannity Radio Program

    10/05/2007 1:09:33 PM PDT · by Theo · 322 replies · 6,193+ views
    Sean Hannity ^ | 10-05-2007 | Self
    Dr. James Dobson is scheduled to discuss his recent controversies on but two media outlets: Sean Hannity's radio program and Hannity & Colmes TV show. Sean announced that Dobson would be on the radio show some time *next hour* (3-4 p.m. Mountain Time, 5-6 p.m. EST, 2-3 p.m. Pacific.
  • Dinner, on the city’s tab (Giuliani's fiscal conservatism)

    10/03/2007 10:14:16 PM PDT · by ellery · 12 replies · 432+ views
    metro new york ^ | OCT 4, 2007 | patrick arden and tiffany kilfeather
    Yanks deduct meals — and more — from rent MANHATTAN. Maybe that $444 steak dinner was brain food. The New York Yankees counted this meal ticket as part of a food-and-bar tab it deducted from the rent it pays to the city, using a clause inserted into its Parks Dept. lease by former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani on his last day in office. That provision allowed the team to deduct all “planning costs” for a new stadium up to $25 million through Dec. 31, 2005. Since the deal was inked in 2001, the Yanks have subtracted at least $22.5 million from...
  • Rudy Giuliani gets the 2nd Amendment completely wrong in NRA speech [saved by a phone call]

    09/21/2007 10:12:36 PM PDT · by ellery · 126 replies · 2,169+ views
    Vanity ^ | ellery
    Right before Giuliani took his "impromptu" call during the NRA speech, he was discussing the second amendment. However, when discussing the second amendment's language, he mistakenly began to paraphrase the fourth amendment instead! Then he answered the phone and changed the subject. Here's the transcript, followed by the video: "After all the second amendment is a freedom every bit as important as the other freedoms in the first ten amendments. Just think of the language of it -- 'the people shall be secure' --let's see, this is my wife calling..." (talks to and about his wife) (then he resumes with...
  • Rudy's Gun Control Agenda

    09/19/2007 5:52:12 AM PDT · by NapkinUser · 25 replies · 403+ views
    The 2007 version of Rudy Giuliani defends his past support of gun control as a necessary evil to fight crime in a big city. When pressed about his views of the Second Amendment by Sean Hannity of Fox News, Giuliani attempted to tap dance around his gun control record without alienating the 290 million people who don't live in New York City. The former mayor told Hannity that gun control was "appropriate" for the city, but that states and cities should be allowed to make those decisions locally. "So," Hannity continued, "you would support the state's rights to choose...
  • GIULIANI TO WOO NRA (gun-grabber tells NRA he's "changed")

    09/18/2007 4:49:35 AM PDT · by Liz · 129 replies · 724+ views
    NY POST ^ | Sept 18, 2007 | CARL CAMPANILE
    Rudy Giuliani, an ardent gun-control advocate as mayor, will address the NRA Friday.
  • Why America's Mayor will not be the GOP's candidate

    09/13/2007 8:42:06 AM PDT · by Liz · 53 replies · 1,307+ views
    NY DAILY NEWS ^ | Thursday, September 13th 2007 | DOUGLAS SCHOEN
    <p>Yes, Giuliani - the national front-runner for months now - holds close to a five-point lead over former Sen. Fred Thompson in the latest Real Clear Politics averages.</p> <p>But there are big warning signs that make a Giuliani nomination a dubious proposition at best. Look - I'm no disinterested observer. I am an active Democrat and was a polling strategist for President Bill Clinton. But a big part of me would like to see the former mayor win the nomination; I'm a New Yorker, and of all the Republicans, he is most to my liking philosophically.</p>
  • Fred Thompson: Rudy Giuliani's Pro-Abortion, Republican Views Don't Mix

    09/10/2007 4:14:42 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 184 replies · 2,652+ views
    Life News ^ | 9/10/07 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC ( -- Fresh from his announcement last week that he is seeking the GOP nomination for president next year, former Tennessee Sen. Fred Thompson talked about one of his top opponents in a weekend interview. He said former mayor Rudy Giuliani's pro-abortion view is inconsistent with Republican principles. Thompson participated in an interview on Sunday with KTVI, a Fox News local affiliate. The television station asked the former attorney and actor if Giuliani is unfit to be the Republican nominee because of his pro-abortion position. Thompson initially avoided answering the question. "Rudy's like the rest of us. He's...
  • Former (Illinois) Gov Thompson Endorses Giuliani

    09/09/2007 10:52:37 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies · 988+ views
    CBS 2 CHICAGO ^ | 09 SEPTEMBER 2007 | AP
    (AP) DES PLAINES, Ill. -- Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani picked up a key endorsement Thursday in Illinois, getting the backing of former GOP Gov. Jim Thompson, a former federal prosecutor who ruled the state for 14 years. Giuliani will appeal to Illinois voters because of his "commonsense solutions for problems and issues facing Americans in this dangerous decade," Thompson said. Illinois has a track record of electing moderate Republicans like Thompson to statewide offices, and Giuliani is known for his moderate-to-liberal views on some issues. But both Thompson and Giuliani were quick to avoid labels in the presidential...
  • Giuliani Advocates Open Borders

    09/08/2007 1:30:21 PM PDT · by radar101 · 30 replies · 1,325+ views
    Tammy Bruce ^ | 8 SEPT 2007 | Tammy Bruce
    The Giuliani/McCain Open Border Amnesty Pig. Yes, she has pearls, but a pig is a pig is a pig. And touts a stunningly absurd "Just tell us your name" Guest Worker Program. Where have we heard this before? No wonder he's such a fan of McCain. Glenn Beck interviews GOP Presidential Candidate Rudy Giuliani GLENN: So what's your solution? [to illegal immigration] GIULIANI: My solution is close the border to illegal immigration. GLENN: How do you do that? GIULIANI: You do that by building a fence, a physical fence and a technological fence, and the technological fence is more...
  • Giuliani Hires Controversial GOP Media Firm (No More Mr. Nice Guy, Time To See the Real Rudy?)

    08/24/2007 8:17:26 AM PDT · by hardback · 23 replies · 1,090+ views
    Newsday ^ | August 24, 2007 | BY CRAIG GORDON |
    WASHINGTON - Rudy Giuliani has worked hard to be Mr. Nice Guy in his campaign, but that could change with his hiring of a GOP firm that has drawn fire for controversial TV ads. Giuliani yesterday named Scott Howell & Company to head his media team, and the Dallas-based company has gained a reputation as one of its party's toughest - and most successful - ad-makers. Howell drew fire last year for producing a Republican spot criticizing Democratic Tennessee Rep. Harold Ford's trip to a Playboy party that ended with an actress looking into the camera and saying, "Harold, call...
  • NewsMax/Zogby Poll: Romney Leads in Iowa (Support Increases 14% Since Ames)

    08/21/2007 8:54:07 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 32 replies · 890+ views ^ | 08/22/07
    NewsMax/Zogby Poll: Romney Leads in IowaNewsMax.comWednesday, Aug. 22, 2007 UTICA, New York – While his national polling numbers remain lower than other Republican presidential contenders, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has established a solid lead in the key first caucus state of Iowa, a fresh NewsMax/Zogby telephone survey shows. Romney now leads among likely Republican caucus–goers in Iowa with 33% support, edging his nearest competitor – former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani – by 19 points. The survey comes just two weeks after the Ames Straw Poll in north central Iowa, where Romney swept to an easy victory over a...
  • Giuliani continues his conservative shift

    08/13/2007 8:53:57 PM PDT · by FreeInWV · 107 replies · 2,353+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | August 13, 2007 | Brian C. Mooney
    Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani continues to discard the moderate and liberal positions of his past. The latest is civil unions for same-sex couples, which the Republican presidential candidate has been backing away from in recent months. (Lots more in article)
  • ARG Poll: Giuliani 27%; Romney 16%; Thompson 16%

    08/13/2007 4:50:54 PM PDT · by Plutarch · 44 replies · 1,043+ views
    American Research Group ^ | August 13, 2007 | ARG
    August 13, 2007 - National Presidential Preferences The following results are based on nationwide samples of 600 likely ... 600 likely Republican primary voters (those saying they will definitely vote in a primary or participate in a caucus in 2008) conducted August 9-12, 2007. The theoretical margin of error for each sample is plus or minus 4 percentage points, 95% of the time. Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the Republican field while Mitt Romney and Fred Thompson are tied for second place. National Primary National Primary Republicans Mar 07 Apr 07 May 07 Jun 07 Jul 07 Aug 07 Brownback 1%...
  • Rudy Giuliani Gets Top National Poll Numbers Despite Stumbles

    08/13/2007 10:01:21 AM PDT · by hardback · 98 replies · 1,587+ views
    Moderate Voice ^ | 8/11/7 | Joe Gandleman
    So far he has weathered the media’s breathless anticipation of the highly touted Fred Thompson enters-the-GOP-race firestorm. He has survived an onslaught of former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who this week suffered several bouts of foot-in-mouth disease (so, Mr. Romney, your sons’ working on your campaign is REALLY the equivalent of them risking getting blown up in a steaming desert in Iraq??!). And despite his own bouts of that terrible toes-in-mouth affliction, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani is still riding high atop not just the GOP but national political heap: The latest USA Today/Gallup poll finds Americans most positive...

    08/05/2007 3:26:00 PM PDT · by Reaganesque · 50 replies · 2,095+ views
    My Way News via Drudge ^ | 07/05/07 | Mike Glover
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential contenders sparred over abortion on Sunday but generally agreed the United States must remain in Iraq as part of the war on terror. "Just come home," countered Texas Rep. Ron Paul, the lone dissenter on a debate stage when it came to Iraq. He said there had never been a good reason to go to war in the first place. "Has he forgotten about 9/11?" interjected former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. But it was Romney forced on the defensive on the issue of abortion, when Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback defended automated phone calls...