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  • Fox News Poll: Trump widens lead in GOP race, Clinton-Sanders tightens

    04/14/2016 3:25:59 PM PDT · by Innovative · 65 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Apr. 14, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump jumps to an 18-point lead over Ted Cruz this week with record high support for the Republican nomination. Trump tops Cruz by 45-27 percent among GOP primary voters in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election. John Kasich comes in third with 25 percent. Forty-five percent is a new high for Trump. The previous high was last month’s 41 percent.
  • AP Poll: Negative view of Trump now nears 70 percent

    04/07/2016 7:03:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 191 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/07/2016 | John Sexton
    An Associated Press-GfK Poll released Thursday finds Donald Trump’s “unfavorable” numbers are nearing 70 percent. The AP reports: Seven in 10 people, including close to half of Republican voters, have an unfavorable view of Trump, according to a new Associated Press-GfK poll. It’s an opinion shared by majorities of men and women; young and old; conservatives, moderates and liberals; and whites, Hispanics and blacks — a devastatingly broad indictment of the billionaire businessman.Even in the South, a region where Trump has won GOP primaries decisively, close to 70 percent view him unfavorably. And among whites without a college education,...
  • Roger Stone Warns After Wisconsin Loss: Donald Trump’s Campaign Has No Infrastructure in The States

    04/06/2016 7:53:45 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 153 replies ^ | 6 Apr 2016 | Breitbart News
    Veteran political strategist and informal adviser for GOP frontrunner Donald Trump Roger Stone warns on Breitbart News Daily that the loss in Wisconsin should be a “wakeup call” for the Trump campaign, which he says should invest in campaign infrastructure to sew up the party’s nomination. “It’s an early wakeup call, as it were, for the Trump campaign,” Stone, who predicted earlier that Trump would lose Wisconsin, tells Stephen K. Bannon. Trump’s campaign has been fueled, from the beginning, with these hot button issues and an extraordinary communications-based strategy, where you utilize these huge rallies, the incredible media coverage they...
  • Donald Trump's Unusual Plan to Lower the National Debt: Sell Off 19 Trillion In Government Assets

    04/03/2016 2:28:33 PM PDT · by drewh · 524 replies
    NBC News ^ | 4 hours ago | by ANNE THOMPSON and CHRISTINA COLEBURN
    As president, Donald Trump would sell off $16 trillion worth of U.S. government assets in order to fulfill his pledge to eliminate the national debt in eight years, senior adviser with the campaign Barry Bennett said. "The United States government owns more real estate than anybody else, more land than anybody else, more energy than anybody else," Bennett told Chris Jansing Sunday on MSNBC. "We can get rid of government buildings we're not using, we can extract the energy from government lands, we can do all kinds of things to extract value from the assets that we hold." In a...
  • Reuters poll: Half of US women have “very unfavorable” view of Trump

    03/17/2016 8:35:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 145 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/17/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    If this poll accurately reflects the US electorate, get ready for the mother of all gender gaps (so to speak) in November if Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination. The frontrunner has a major problem with women, according to this Reuters-Ipsos poll conducted over the first half of March, and it has gotten worse rather than better over the last six months. Half of all women have a “very unfavorable” view of Trump, in an election that could pit him against the first female major-party nominee: Real estate billionaire Donald Trump’s coarse rhetoric has won him some fans,...
  • To Fight Critics, Donald Trump Aims to Instill Fear in 140-Character Doses

    02/26/2016 8:50:22 AM PST · by Trumpinator · 83 replies ^ | FEB. 26, 2016 | ALEXANDER BURNS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    And as more mainstream forces in the Republican Party try to unite to stop his march to the nomination, they are finding that the fear of taking on Mr. Trump is discouraging his would-be opponents from signing on to the fight. “I’ve never encountered an American politician at this level that people are literally afraid of — donors are afraid of him,” said Rich Lowry, the editor of National Review, a magazine that has criticized Mr. Trump. He added, “If it was Hillary Clinton that was doing it, the entire right-wing world would erupt in outrage, understandably and correctly.”
  • Jeb Bush super PAC spending $10 million on ads in early primary states (Panic time for Mike Murphy)

    08/16/2015 7:00:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/16/16 | Tribune Wire Reports
    The powerfully funded super PAC backing Republican Jeb Bush will spend at least $10 million on television time in the earliest voting presidential primary states, the first salvo in a massive TV ad campaign to support the former Florida governor's bid for the Republican nomination. Officials with Right to Rise USA say they will buy time in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina TV markets and on cable television in the three states. Ads are scheduled to begin in Iowa and New Hampshire on Sept. 15, in South Carolina a week later and then run continuously through the end of...
  • Jeb Bush Is Meaner Than He Looks

    07/20/2015 10:57:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 20, 2015 | Professor Larry J. Sabato
    If the other Bush campaigns are any guide, the gloves are about to come off. Like father, like son—or perhaps it’s the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Whatever cliché you prefer, one of the useful things about dynasties is that patterns emerge over time. With the Clintons, for instance, we know to pay attention to every modifying word and each verb tense they use (the meaning of “is” and such). The whole truth usually has to be dragged out of them—or discovered independently. Similarly, an examination of the Bush family legacy in campaigning makes clear that Jeb Bush’s...
  • Jeb Bush: I won't tear up Iran deal on Day One

    07/18/2015 7:33:15 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 69 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/17/15 | Ashley Killough
    Jeb Bush on Friday gave sharp criticism of the nuclear deal with Iran, but said he wouldn't immediately kill the agreement on his first day in office if he becomes the next president. The former Florida governor told an audience at a campaign event in Carson City, Nevada, that he'd take a more pragmatic approach by consulting with his Cabinet and allies before scratching the nuclear agreement altogether. "One thing I won't do is just say as a candidate: 'I'm just going to tear up the agreement on the first day.' That sounds great, but maybe you ought to check...
  • Rick Santorum: I'm Different, I'm Trustworthy, I'm Electable

    06/03/2015 1:30:33 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 48 replies ^ | 01 Jun 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    ... "We're looking for an economic vision that's going to create jobs and opportunities for the ladder of success to reach down to everybody."
  • Rick Santorum Tells Newsmax: I May Run for President in 2016

    04/03/2013 11:38:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 107 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 03 Apr 2013 07:27 PM | Bill Hoffmann
    Rick Santorum appears to be eyeing the White House again, with the former Pennsylvania senator telling Newsmax TV’s Steve Malzberg that he may run for president in 2016. “I’m certainly leaving the door open for that,” Santorum revealed on “The Steve Malzberg Show” Wednesday afternoon. … “The same advisors who botched these last two campaigns are now saying, ‘Well, you know, since we can’t win with moderate Republicans, we have to now try to be liberal Republicans to win instead of standing up for the values that made our country great,’” he said. …
  • Romney internal polls mystery deepens after New Republic report

    12/01/2012 6:40:57 AM PST · by dirtboy · 110 replies (Inquirer and Daily News) ^ | 11/30/2012 | Scott Bomboy
    It may take election experts years to unravel the mystery of why Mitt Romney was convinced he had won the 2012 presidential election, as a new report shows some skewed internal poll numbers, and explains Romney’s two trips to Pennsylvania. But at the same time, the article from The New Republic’s Noam Scheiber shows inconsistencies with reports from November 5 and November 6 about the numbers that might have convinced Romney and his team that he had a good chance of beating President Obama in Ohio. Obama’s resounding win is starting to take on more of a resemblance to Harry...
  • David Axelrod Surprised by Romney Campaign’s Missed Opportunities

    11/30/2012 7:44:24 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 11/30/2012 | James Warren
    Obama’s top election strategist tells a Chicago audience he was surprised Mitt Romney’s team did not attack Obama more, stuck so narrowly with their base—and chose Paul Ryan for VP. President Obama’s top reelection strategist conceded surprise Monday that Republican super PACS didn’t attack Obama far earlier, Mitt Romney didn’t invest much more in ground operations, and that the Republican nominee played narrowly to the party base in picking Rep. Paul Ryan as a running mate. Offering a lengthy dissection of the campaign, David Axelrod told a Chicago audience that he was “a bit surprised that super PACS, which spent...
  • Failure Romney Style

    11/29/2012 4:03:54 PM PST · by Thad Lost · 14 replies
    Tea Party Nation ^ | 11/29/12 | Judson Phillips
    We are used to Democrats who use campaigns and government jobs as their private piggy banks. A Republican campaign would be the last place you would expect to see wild spending on questionable projects. Yet in the Romney campaign that seems to have happened and this might have cost him the election. What is going on?
  • Yes, Romney Was the Problem

    11/29/2012 7:55:36 AM PST · by Resettozero · 178 replies ^ | November 27, 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nation’s history. Don’t believe it. Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars to carry out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes. Indeed, Coulter is leading the charge with her recent column titled, Don’t Blame Romney. It’s sweet to watch Coulter defend her darling Romney, but let’s get real. The reality is that Romney was one of the worst GOP presidential candidates...
  • In 2016, GOP Needs a Candidate Voters Believe In

    11/18/2012 5:01:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies ^ | November 18, 2012 | Byron York
    In the wake of Mitt Romney's loss, many Republicans say the GOP must make far-reaching changes to be competitive in future elections. White voters are a smaller and smaller part of the electorate, they point out, while Latinos and other minorities are growing as a percentage of the voting public. Unless the Republican Party reinvents itself to appeal to those voters, the argument goes, the GOP can get used to being out of power. There's something to that. The electorate is changing, and the Republican Party needs to keep up with the times. But the more fundamental answer to the...
  • Romney May Be the End of the Line for the Republican Establishment

    09/21/2012 8:43:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 103 replies
    Town Hall ^ | Sep 21, 2012 | Scott Rasmussen
    Mitt Romney's comments about 47 percent of Americans being dependent on government and locked in to vote for President Obama highlight a fundamental reality in American politics today: The gap between the American people and the political class is bigger than the gap between Republicans and Democrats in Washington, D.C. Romney's remarks are the GOP equivalent of Obama's notorious comments about small-town Pennsylvania voters bitterly clinging to their guns and religion. Both Romney and Obama highlighted the condescending attitude that political elites hold of the people they want to rule over. A National Journal survey found that 59 percent of...
  • Santorum up in Colorado, Nevada with anti-Gingrich commercial

    01/31/2012 3:37:09 PM PST · by VinL · 202 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1-31-12 | Sink
    Fresh on the heels of announcing January fundraising numbers in excess of $4 million, Rick Santorum's presidential campaign announced a new television ad that will begin airing Tuesday in Colorado and Nevada. The ad attacks Newt Gingrich as being too liberal for the GOP nomination by arguing that he shares many policy positions with President Obama and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.). "All three supported radical cap and trade legislation that would destroy American jobs and drive up energy costs. All three supported giving illegal aliens some form of amnesty. All three sported the government health mandates which take...
  • RINO Romney Is the Least Electable

    01/11/2012 3:07:11 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | January 11, 2012 | Peter Ferrara
    Romney assured Massachusetts voters when he was running for the Senate in 1994 that he did not want to go back to Reaganomics. He said during that campaign, "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush. I'm not trying to return to Reagan-Bush." Romney was also one of the few Republicans in 1994 to refuse to sign on to Newt Gingrich's Contract with America. He said during that campaign, "In my view, it is not a good idea to go into a contract, like what was organized by the Republican Party in Washington, laying out a whole series of...
  • America Rising Video An Open Letter to Democrats

    11/18/2011 10:00:39 AM PST · by Danae · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jan 3rd, 2010 | Buckrush via Diomedea Originally posted and then taken down....apparently its back, but its too good to let it disappear. So here it is, originally posted by Buckrush. A message to the Democrats in power. You are on notice. We are coming for your jobs now. Start packin, you're fired. 2-9-2010 ---A tad bit more information... Buckrush was the poster who originally posted this. It was taken down after a few hours. I contacted him and he sent me a new link to the video, which I then immediately downloaded and re-posted in order to help keep it up on the web. Anyone...
  • Gingrich think tank collected millions from health-care industry ($37 million & MANDATE)

    11/18/2011 2:51:00 AM PST · by Fred · 298 replies · 2+ views
    Wapo ^ | 11/18/11 | Dan Eggen
    A think tank founded by GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich collected at least $37 million over the past eight years from major health-care companies and industry groups, offering special access to the former House speaker and other perks, according to records and interviews. The Center for Health Transformation, which opened in 2003, brought in dues of as much as $200,000 per year from insurers and other health-care firms, offering some of them “access to Newt Gingrich” and “direct Newt interaction,” according to promotional materials. The biggest funders, including firms such as AstraZeneca, Blue Cross Blue Shield and Novo Nordisk, were...
  • Matthews Panel (5 lefties): Mitt Romney Will Be The Nominee Because Rick Perry ‘Unelectable’

    08/21/2011 2:58:12 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 64 replies
    Mediaite ^ | August 8, 2011 | Tommy Christopher
    Despite an instant, commanding lead in the polls, newly-minted GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry is already being viewed as “unelectable.” The panel of reporters on Sunday’s The Chris Matthews Show reached a general consensus that Perry’s loose talk and extreme views will eventually lead the Republican establishment to choose the more moderate, more electable Mitt Romney to challenge President Obama in the general election. Barely a week into his campaign, the Texas Governor has talked himself into trouble, and not just with liberals and Democrats. While John Heilemann sees Perry’s smashmouth certitude as an advantage over Mitt Romney, The...
  • Why Herman Cain could be the GOP's perfect Obama rival

    07/06/2011 10:00:16 AM PDT · by kingattax · 46 replies
    Yahoo/Christian Science Monitor ^ | Jul 5, 2011 | Charlton McIlwain
    Herman Cain defies the stereotype of blacks as liberal. And his embrace of conservatism and rugged individualism might make him the Republicans' best salesman – and counter to Obama. Black candidates must be especially image savvy to navigate the delicate contours of today’s racial politics. They must cultivate racial appeal, without provoking racial resentment, and expend their racial capital, without succumbing to the litany of stereotypes whites associate with them. We thought Barack Obama mastered this art, believing future black candidates must learn at his feet. But Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain might prove more teacher than apprentice. My co-author,...
  • Herman Cain hints about who he’d pick for veep

    06/13/2011 4:33:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 13, 2011 | Alex Pappas
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Herman Cain says he has three people in mind for who he’d choose as his running mate if he wins the Republican nomination for president. “Two of them are in Washington now,” he said. “But they sort of buck the establishment a lot.” Cain, a Republican running for president, made the comments in response to a question from one of several dozen customers at Sal’s Pizza here on Sunday. He said type of person he would want as his vice president is “somebody who is courageous” and “not afraid to go against the establishment.” “They’ll need to...
  • Gingrich Will Star In Democrats' Anti-Ryan Medicare Attacks

    05/19/2011 10:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    By the time they're done with him, GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will look like a leading Democratic spokesman as the party moves quickly to harness his attacks on Republican plans to change Medicare. According to party sources, they plan to use Gingrich's assault on House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan's plan in a bid to knock down every Republican who voted for it. "By calling Paul Ryan's budget 'radical' and 'right-wing social engineering,' Newt merely echoed criticisms millions of Americans across the political spectrum have voiced at house Republicans' budget for weeks now," says Ryan Rudominer, a Democratic consultant...
  • Tell Me… Why Is Sarah Palin Not “Electable?”

    04/21/2011 8:51:31 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 98 replies ^ | April 21,2011 | Steve McGough
    Sound off in this open thread. I’ve been thinking about the concept of electability for the past couple of days. I tend to look at policy positions and leadership qualities more than personal backgrounds and style. It’s not that the other stuff is unimportant, rather I tend to look for a conservative leader that can move us in the right direction. No limit on the comment length for this post, but come up with some good stuff instead of fluff OK? Try to keep your answers to less than a couple of paragraphs and there is no need to restate...
  • Palin is not unelectable

    10/21/2010 2:34:42 PM PDT · by techno · 20 replies
    AP-GfK ^ | October 21, 2010 | techno
    AP-GfK poll of Palin's F/UF (likely voters)yesterday: 49/50 Gallup poll of Obama's F/UF today: 47/50 Also from Gallup: Would vote to re-elect Obama: 39% No: 54% Avg. job approval for 3rd qtr: 44.7% So Obama has the triple whammy going for him: 1) His F/UF is declining 2) Consistently poll after poll is showing now that only 40% will vote to re-elect President Obama, meaning he would lose in a landslide in 2012 3) And his job approval is slowly dropping closer to the 40% mark as well. And then his primary rival Sarah Palin who has been attacked, demeaned...
  • Huckabee: "I'm the 2012 Frontrunner" (Fantasy Island alert)

    06/27/2010 10:40:21 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 60 replies
    Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee continued to insist on Sunday that he won’t make a decision on another presidential run until after this fall's midterm elections. “I haven’t closed the door. I think that would be foolish on my part, especially when poll after poll shows that there is strong sentiment out there. I end up leading a lot of the polls. I’m the Republican that clearly, at this point, does better against Obama than any other Republican,” said Huckabee, a Fox News contributor, on "Fox News Sunday."
  • Insider Poll: Mitt Romney a Potential Presidential Candidate

    12/13/2009 10:56:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies · 4,735+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY - Over the course of two weeks, Utah Republicans had the chance to see the two most talked-about potential presidential candidates in their party. Mitt Romney attended an event for ADX security systems and Sarah Palin visited to sign her bestselling book. The, Fox 13 Insider Poll finds that Mitt Romney is taken far more seriously as a potential presidential candidate. 53.5 percent of Republicans say they expect Romney to be the Republican party candidate to face Barack Obama. 31.3 percent of Democrats think Romney will be the candidate. Only 4.7 percent of Republicans and 6.3...
  • Newt Gingrich Eyes 2012 Run

    03/06/2009 8:43:18 AM PST · by Sub-Driver · 90 replies · 1,896+ views
    Newt Gingrich Eyes 2012 Run Susan Davis reports on politics. Newt Gingrich is keeping an eye towards 2012, the former speaker of the House told reporters Thursday evening before a speaking engagement at Randolph Macon College. Gingrich said he and his wife, Callista, “will look seriously and we’ll probably get our family totally engaged, including our two grandchildren, probably in January 2011, and we’ll look seriously at whether or not we think it’s necessary to do it,” he said, according to the Richmond Times Dispatch. “And if we think it’s necessary we’ll probably do it. And if it isn’t necessary...
  • Stars Keep Coming Out for Obama

    08/22/2008 12:48:33 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 2,667+ views
    E! ^ | 8/22/08 | staff
    Celebs did some serious political partying last night at the Black & White Gala for Barack Obama. Although the presidential nominee wasn't in attendance, plenty of stars were there to show their support, like Lucy Liu and Nia Long. VIP tickets to the fancy fete were $2,300 a person, which included munchies like crudités, olives and eggplant and musical stylings from a seven-person gospel choir. So who else hit the bash for Barack, held at a private estate in Bel-Air? Find out in our Party Pics: Hollywood gallery!
  • Obama '07: Surge Won't Work

    06/03/2008 8:01:28 PM PDT · by newbie2008 · 44 replies · 928+ views
    OBAMA: We cannot impose a military solution on what has effectively become a civil war. And until we acknowledge that reality, uh, we can send 15,000 more troops; 20,000 more troops; 30,000 more troops. Uh, I don't know any, uh, expert on the region or any military officer that I've spoken to, uh, privately that believes that that is gonna make a substantial difference on the situation on the ground.
  • Obama’s First 10 Executive Orders?

    05/07/2008 5:36:36 PM PDT · by Neoliberalnot · 28 replies · 241+ views ^ | May 7, 2008 | Barack Hussein Obama
    • Obama enacts stronger “federal hate crimes legislation” to “reinvigorate enforcement at the Department of Justice's Criminal Section.” • Obama creates “a fund to help people refinance their mortgages and provide comprehensive supports to innocent homeowners.” • Obama, following through on his pledge to “meet with the leaders of all nations, friend and foe,” signs a non-agression pact with the Hitler of Iran. • Obama doubles foreign aid to $50 billion to cut “poverty around the world in half by 2015.” • Obama removes our troops from Iraq, leaving a power vacuum filled by Iran. • Obama enacts socialized medicine,...
  • Is Obama Electable? (Roundup)

    04/24/2008 1:29:29 PM PDT · by Nony · 19 replies · 52+ views
    Primetime Politics ^ | April 24, 2008 | Karl Rove, Larry Kudlow, Rush Limbaugh
    This is a pretty good collection of links on why Obama is garbage in the general election. In my opinion the video on the top left says it all.
  • Obama, Now on the Defensive, Calls ‘Bitter’ Words Ill-Chosen

    04/12/2008 9:09:39 PM PDT · by neverdem · 128 replies · 685+ views
    NY Times ^ | April 13, 2008 | KATHARINE Q. SEELYE and JEFF ZELENY
    Senator Barack Obama fought back Saturday against accusations from his rivals that he had displayed a profound misunderstanding of small-town values, in a flare-up that left him on the defensive before a series of primaries that could test his ability to win over white voters in economically distressed communities. For a second day, Mr. Obama sought to explain his remarks at a recent San Francisco fund-raiser that small-town Pennsylvania voters, bitter over their economic circumstances, “cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them” as a way to explain their frustrations. Acknowledging Saturday that “I didn’t...
  • Rudy Giuliani video on YouTube: "I would like to run on the Democratic line "

    03/01/2007 2:53:19 PM PST · by Kevmo · 546 replies · 9,742+ views Thanks to Nsmje Please remove thread if this has already posted.
  • Duncan Hunter Draws Sellout Crowd

    02/25/2007 8:17:48 PM PST · by pissant · 396 replies · 5,145+ views
    KUSI News ^ | 2/25/07 | staff
    Sunday, February 25, 2007 -- East County Congressman Duncan Hunter drew a sellout crowd to his first major campaign breakfast in San Diego. KUSI's Doug Curlee shows us how the presidential candidate is trying to reel in local voters.
  • Hunter Not 1st House Member To Seek Presidency -But Most Should Have Spared Themselves The Effort

    02/20/2007 5:37:09 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 114 replies · 1,251+ views
    WASHINGTON – Morris Udall. Dick Gephardt. John Kasich. Bob Dornan. Jack Kemp. James Garfield. Dennis Kucinich. What these gentlemen have in common – other than having all served in the House of Representatives – is that each ran for the White House while he was still a congressman. Only one of them made it. Morris Udall Dick Gephardt John Kasich Bob Dornan Jack Kemp James Garfield Dennis Kucinich Duncan Hunter And he got shot. Now that Duncan Hunter has taken the plunge for the Republican presidential nomination official, the Alpine congressman may soon encounter the peculiar challenges that face a...
  • Duncan Hunter's conservative hope (2008)

    02/19/2007 10:08:20 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 234 replies · 2,471+ views
    The North County Times ^ | February 17, 2007 | George Will
    When Bob Hunter, a Riverside, Calif., businessman, would hear of a conservative's campaign that needed volunteers, he would pile his family into the station wagon and drive off to ring doorbells. Hunter's son Duncan grew up believing in retail politics. When Hunter returned home after serving as an alternate Goldwater delegate at the 1964 Republican convention in San Francisco, he told Duncan about chatting with another alternate, an amiable fellow, some actor, named Reagan. Who two years later was elected governor. Duncan learned early on about rapid upward mobility in politics. In 1969, he dropped out of college, joined the...
  • Conservative Grapevine Promo (Conservative GOP poll)

    02/19/2007 8:49:52 AM PST · by pissant · 30 replies · 618+ views
    Make sure to check out Conservative Grapevine today, where you'll find links like: GOPUSA online poll with 12,841 responses: "Which candidate has the best chance of winning the 2008 Republican presidential nomination?" Newt Gingrich 19%, Duncan Hunter 16%, Rudy Giuliani 11%, Mitt Romney 11%, Tom Tancredo 8%, Sam Brownback 7%, John McCain 6%. Mark Steyn: "The Murtha plan" is to deny the president the possibility of victory while making sure Democrats don't have to share the blame for the defeat. Hit and Run: A blogger, the Liberal Avenger, altered a conservative commenters' post on his blog to try to make...
  • Announcement: Joining The Duncan Hunter Campaign (Hunter gets another prominent Blogger)

    02/19/2007 6:05:17 AM PST · by pissant · 108 replies · 1,560+ views
    PoliPundit ^ | 2/19/07 | Micheal Illions
    I am proud to announce that after reaching an agreement with TCV Media, the consulting firm hired by Duncan Hunter’s campaign, I will be joining the team working on the Duncan Hunter for President campaign, effective Monday, February 19th. My responsibilities cover both national and state duties. Nationally, I will be working with, and assisting, John Hawkins of, who was also recently hired by TCV Media to create internet awareness for Duncan Hunter, utilizing new media resources. Within New Jersey, as Co-Executive Director, the GOPUSA-NJ Conservatives with Attitude! organization, which has over 12,000 members, will serve as Director of...
  • Duncan Hunter's Long-Shot Conservative Bid

    02/14/2007 9:42:51 PM PST · by Antoninus · 124 replies · 1,540+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | George Will
    WASHINGTON -- When Bob Hunter, a Riverside, Calif., businessman, would hear of a conservative's campaign that needed volunteers, he would pile his family into the station wagon and drive off to ring doorbells. Hunter's son Duncan grew up believing in retail politics. When Hunter returned home after serving as an alternate Goldwater delegate at the 1964 Republican convention in San Francisco, he told Duncan about chatting with another alternate, an amiable fellow, some actor, named Reagan. Who two years later was elected governor. Duncan learned early on about rapid upward mobility in politics. In 1969, he dropped out of college,...
  • My Friend Rudy (Giuliani)

    02/11/2007 11:29:10 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 166 replies · 1,929+ views
    Red State ^ | February 10, 2007
    In 1993 it became obvious that if Rudy was to avenge his narrow defeat for Mayor four years earlier, he would need more Democratic voters to cross party lines and support him. His campaign strategists knew I was disenchanted with the incumbent and put a full court press on me to meet with Giuliani. I was the elected head of the Democratic Party in a large Democratic district whose vote could be pivotal if it turned out for the I met him and we talked for about an hour. He impressed me then as he does now with his intelligence,...
  • Giuliani mining for campaign gold in Calif.

    02/08/2007 10:17:40 AM PST · by CobaltBlue · 115 replies · 1,005+ views
    LA Times ^ | February 8, 2007 | Dan Morain
    SACRAMENTO — Presumed Republican presidential candidate Rudolph W. Giuliani is seeking to broaden his fundraising base beyond Wall Street, aggressively prospecting in California with stops at a country club here and homes in Orange County and Del Mar in coming days. A review of donors to the former New York mayor's presidential exploratory committee and to a political action committee he controls shows that his main contributors have been blue-chip law firms, investment houses and financial services companies in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Those states account for three-fourths of the money he has raised. But in making his...
  • Rep Duncan Hunter to Run For President (Tammy Bruce chimes in)

    02/07/2007 3:37:09 PM PST · by pissant · 139 replies · 1,801+ views ^ | 2/7/07 | Tammy Bruce
    Not really thrilled with who the Republicans are putting forth for '08, I was hoping for some surprises. This is a good one and it could make things very interesting. Take a look at the article and then tell me what you think of him. Republican Duncan Hunter to run for president in 2008 Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, said Monday he was taking the initial step in a bid for the presidency in 2008. Hunter, who has represented the San Diego area district for 26 years, announced the surprise bid at a...
  • BREAKING: Giuliani Files Statement for Candidacy for President

    02/05/2007 11:06:50 AM PST · by BladeLWS · 636 replies · 11,593+ views
    Breaking on Fox News. Giuliani Files Statement of Candidacy for President No article yet.
  • Caption Hillary Gesturing

    02/02/2007 2:10:28 PM PST · by BRUMama · 137 replies · 3,151+ views
    AP | 2/2/2007 | Evan Vucci
    Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y. gestures while speaking at the Democratic National Committee Winter Meetings in Washington, Friday, Feb. 2, 2007. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
  • Rep. Duncan Hunter Officially Launches 2008 Bid

    01/25/2007 5:42:41 AM PST · by GulfBreeze · 233 replies · 3,100+ views
    NewsMax/AP ^ | Thursday, Jan. 25, 2007 8:03 a.m. EST | Not Listed
    U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter plans to make his Republican presidential bid official at a Spartanburg, S.C. breakfast meeting Thursday. The 14-term conservative from California set up his presidential exploratory committee last week. Hunter has made no secret of his White House aspirations. He announced his intentions in October, becoming the first GOP candidate to declare a presidential run, and then began making stops in early primary states, including Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina. He is scheduled to return to New Hampshire on Monday to repeat his announcement. Little known outside of Congress and his San Diego district, Hunter can...
  • Can Tom Tancredo be elected U.S. president?

    01/23/2007 8:34:00 AM PST · by NapkinUser · 70 replies · 1,153+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | January 22, 2007
    Why Fox News host said he 'might well be' nation's leader in 2008 With Hillary Clinton the Democrats' presumptive presidential nominee, and the Republican Party's conservative base disenchanted with frontrunners McCain, Giuliani and Romney, the candidacy of Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo – lionized by many for his bold stand on border security and illegal immigration – is moving closer to reality. Last week, Tancredo announced, as his first step toward a presidential run, that he was launching a exploratory campaign committee. "My purpose," said Tancredo on the "Team Tancredo 2008" website, "is to obtain your support as I embark upon...
  • GOP'S 'PURGE' GROWS - BOSS WANTS KT TO QUIT (New York State GOP Wants KT McFarland to Quit Race!)

    06/07/2006 11:16:19 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 37 replies · 660+ views
    NY POST ^ | 6/7/06
    ALBANY - State GOP Chairman Stephen Minarik, who just knocked William Weld out of the race for governor, will now try to do the same with Republican Senate hopeful Katherine "KT" McFarland, The Post has learned. Minarik, backed by other GOP leaders, will publicly urge McFarland, a Reagan-era Pentagon official, to drop out of the Senate race today "in the interest of party unity," a source familiar with Minarik's thinking said. Minarik will urge GOP voters to rally around former Yonkers Mayor John Spencer, who defeated McFarland, 63 percent to 36 percent, at last week's party nominating convention, as the...