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  • Jeb Bush Should Face Facts: It’s Time to Drop Out

    10/06/2015 6:01:18 AM PDT · by libstripper · 24 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | Oct. 6, 2015 | Will Rahm
    Jeb, this isn’t working. You’re a bad candidate, and all you’re going to do now is damage the guy who can beat Trump. Is that what you want?
  • How the election revolution has arrived

    10/04/2015 9:52:43 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 10-4-15 | Robert Merry
    Without votes or caucuses, candidates are winnowed out A political revolution is taking place in America. The process of selecting party presidential candidates has been transformed in the last two or three election cycles. Now we have the early debates designed to drive poll numbers and tell us who’s “ahead” and who’s “behind,” who’s “gaining” and who’s “dropping.” Yet not a single vote has been taken, not a single voter has pulled a lever in a voting booth or gone to a single caucus. And yet candidates are being winnowed out. Take, for example, Scott Walker of Wisconsin. Is he...
  • (September) South Carolina Polling Results (Trump 29 Carson 16 Fiorino 11 Cruz 8 Bush 6)

    Trump 29 Carson 16 Fiorino Cruz 8 Rubio 8 Bush 6 Kasich 4
  • Thursday's Polls: Trump ahead in Texas, Florida, Wisconsin...

    10/01/2015 9:52:32 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 102 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 10/1/2015 | Real Clear Politics
    Florida Republican Presidential Primary FL Chamber Trump 25, Bush 13, Carson 9, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Cruz 6, Kasich 4, Huckabee 2, Christie 3, Walker 2, Paul 2, Jindal 0, Santorum 0, Graham 0 Trump +11 Wisconsin Republican Presidential Primary Marquette Trump 20, Carson 16, Rubio 14, Fiorina 11, Bush 7, Cruz 5, Paul 5, Kasich 3, Huckabee 3, Christie 3, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Graham 0, Walker, Perry Trump +4 Texas Republican Presidential Primary Texas Lyceum Trump 21, Cruz 16, Carson 12, Bush 10, Fiorina 6, Rubio 3, Huckabee 2, Kasich 1, Paul 1, Jindal 1, Santorum 1, Perry...
  • 9/30 USA Today National Poll: Trump 23 Carson 13 Fiorina 13 Rubio 9 Bush 8 Cruz 6

    09/30/2015 9:44:54 AM PDT · by I Hired Craig Livingstone · 90 replies
    USA Today/ Suffolk ^ | 9/30/2015 | USA Today / Suffolk
    Suffolk University/USA TODAY If the Republican Primary for President of the United States were held today, who would be your first choice to win the Republican nomination? {RANDOMIZE LIST} (N= 380 ) n % Jeb Bush -------------------------------- --------------------------- 30 7.89 Ben Carson -------------------------------- ------------------------ 50 13.16 Chris Christie -------------------------------- ------------------------ 2 0.53 Ted Cruz -------------------------------- --------------------------- 21 5.53 Carly Fiorina -------------------------------- ----------------------- 50 13.16 Lindsey Graham -------------------------------- -------------------- 2 0.53 Mike Huckabee -------------------------------- --------------------- 8 2.11 Bobby Jindal -------------------------------- ------------------------- 5 1.32 John Kasich -------------------------------- ------------------------- 9 2.37 George Pataki -------------------------------- ----------------------- 0 0.00 Rand Paul -------------------------------- ---------------------------- 8 2.11...
  • Walker's exit opens door for Rubio

    09/23/2015 5:15:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 86 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 23, 2015 | Niall Stanage
    Scott Walker’s exit from the White House race is disrupting the GOP contest, and many observers believe Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) will be the biggest beneficiary. Rubio and Walker were seen at the outset of the race as the candidates with the best shot at winning over the GOP’s conservative grassroots and then running strong in the general election. But with the Wisconsin governor now out of the mix, suddenly a new group of supporters — and big-money donors — are up for grabs. Rubio had already been showing signs of new strength in the wake of the second GOP...
  • The GOP Candidates Who Support Amnesty

    09/22/2015 9:55:29 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Freedom Outpost ^ | 9/22/15 | Kelleigh Nelson
    Rick Perry - He's no longer a contender, but here's what he believes. Rick Perry often gives speeches about illegal immigration, but when you look at the facts, he has been incredibly soft on the issue. Eric Holder was soft on immigration and against AZ SB 1070. So was Perry. Eric Holder talked a tough game while loosening enforcement. So did Perry. A little ritual troop marching on the border does not block illegals from jobs and entitlements. Perry worked on watered down laws to please his Latino constituency. He did not plan to secure the border, and he should...
  • Handicapping a Presidential Campaign: What Works, What Doesn't, and What Wins?

    09/20/2015 6:30:24 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Sept 19, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Nobody can predict the future. Not Nostradamus, not Karl Rove, not the Oracle at Delphi. But as primary voters, we must try. Not because we’re going to Las Vegas to bet on the election, but because every primary race is dependent on some judgment about the likely result. In November, voters only need to ask one question: •Which of the major party candidates would be better in the office? But in the primaries and caucuses, we have several questions to ask: •Which of our choices would be best in the office? •Which of our choices has the best shot in...
  • Ted Nugent: Only Donald Trump Can Save Us!

    09/18/2015 8:58:23 PM PDT · by RC one · 65 replies
    rightwingwatch ^ | Thursday, 9/17/2015 1:05 pm | Brian Tashman
    NRA board member Ted Nugent says that GOP leaders have utterly failed to stop Democrats from carrying out their supposed plan to destroy the country, and now Americans must turn to Donald Trump to save the nation from the brink of destruction.Writing today in WorldNetDaily, Nugent says that Trump alone “is counterpunching effectively” against “the life-threatening dynamic of the Democrat communist battle cry” and accuses Democratic leaders like President Obama and Hillary Clinton of “quoting Marx, Mao, Lenin, Castro and all the other monsters behind tyranny, dictatorships, slavery and the resultant historic ruination of every society this evil scourge has...
  • After CNN Debate, Should You Jump On The Carly Fiorina Bandwagon?

    09/18/2015 6:29:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 47 replies
    Hardhatters ^ | 9/17/15 | Hal Hawkins
    It appears to be universally agreed upon that last night’s debate on CNN was Carly Fiorina’s moment to shine in the spotlight, and she did. The fight to get her as number 11 into the debate paid big dividends for her. She was poised, sometimes stern, and made a great connection between Iran and Planned Parenthood. Many have already jumped on to the Carly bandwagon, but there are still many unanswered questions about her that conservatives should demand answers for first before joining the group. Was she that great of a CEO at HP?According to her in the debate, yes...
  • Rand Paul V. Donald Trump: Eminent Domain

    09/14/2015 11:42:47 AM PDT · by SMCC1 · 82 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/14/2015 | John Fund
    "Paul later told me he thinks he has found an approach that will separate Trump from the rest of the GOP field: eminent domain. “A hallmark of Republicans is that they respect private property. But Trump runs roughshod over it,” he said. “He is a serious abuser of taking property for his private benefit.”
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of today’s polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isn’t running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race –...
  • Why I Will Not Vote for Donald Trump in primary, General Election, or in race for dogcatcher

    09/08/2015 1:33:09 PM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 117 replies
    Red State ^ | 9/6/15 | Bill S
    It is no secret that I am not a Donald Trump fan. That is an understatement. From the first days that he began his “campaign”, he has demonstrated that he is not deserving to serve as President or anything else. His demeanor is repulsive, his positions are nonexistent, except for his distaste for Mexico, and his policy positions (oh wait, I should use the singular – his ONE policy position – immigration) are fantasies. I am not interested in voting for or heaven forbid, electing, a Kardashian with a combover as POTUS. And be not mistaken, this is precisely what...
  • Now it's Jeb Bush who's fallen below the Ben Carson Line in the GOP primary race

    08/31/2015 9:01:02 AM PDT · by Flick Lives · 12 replies ^ | August 30, 2015 | Paul Mulshine
    In an effort to inject a little levity into what is going to be a very long Republican presidential nominating contest, I invented something I call "the Ben Carson Line." It's from what is known as "the Mendoza Line" in baseball, which is the lowest batting average an infielder can have and still stay in the big leagues. In this case the barometer is set to Ben Carson, the African-American surgeon who usually ends up at around 10 percent in the polls even though he has little realistic chance of winning. Until recently, Jeb Bush was well ahead of that...
  • S. Carolina GOP Gives Trump Ultimatum-Pledge Allegiance to Rep. Nominee or You're Off Primary Ballot

    08/26/2015 11:01:33 AM PDT · by sevinufnine · 102 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 25, 2015 | Francesca Chambers
    Donald Trump has until the end of next month to formally declare his allegiance to the Republican Party or his name will not appear on the South Carolina presidential primary ballot. South Carolina GOP Chairman Matt Moore confirmed the requirement this afternoon that candidates filing as Republicans must pledge not to turn as a third-party candidate should they lose the nomination. At least two other states - Virginia and North Carolina - are contemplating similar moves as way of keeping the unpredictable billionaire in check.
  • Colorado Republicans Cancel Presidential Poll at Caucuses (GOPe strikes back?)

    08/26/2015 8:33:31 AM PDT · by JediJones · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | 8/25/2015 | NICHOLAS RICCARDI
    The state party's executive committee voted Friday to eliminate the presidential preference poll held during the party's March caucuses. That means there will be no official count of who won that contest. The vote was unanimous and drew little attention until it was reported by The Denver Post on Tuesday. State GOP Chairman Steve House said the change was made in response to a new Republican National Committee rule that would have made the presidential preference poll binding. The executive committee decided that would bring too much formality to the caucuses, which have drawn criticism in the past for being...
  • Donald Trump Blames China for Fact That Much of His Gear is 'Made in China' (2011)

    08/25/2015 9:51:36 AM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 29 replies
    ABC news ^ | April 28, 2011 | JOEL SIEGEL
    Donald Trump, who has repeatedly accused China of stealing manufacturing jobs from the U.S., acknowledged today that an array of Trump-branded clothes, accessories and other products are made in China. The real estate and casino mogul, who is considering a run for the Republican presidential nomination, blamed China for the fact that Trump ties, Trump cufflinks and even Trump teddy bears come with a "Made in China" label. "The answer is very simple: Because of the fact that China so manipulates their currency it makes it almost impossible for American companies to compete," Trump told ABC News. But visitors to...
  • Breitbart Primary: Surging Donald Trump Takes Lead

    08/21/2015 9:09:01 AM PDT · by TheRightVoivode · 7 replies
    Breitbrat ^ | 8/21/2015 | Tony Lee
    Donald Trump has surged into first place in this month’s Breitbart Primary, and it is the first time the businessman has taken the top spot since the Breitbart Primary launched two months ago. As of August 19, Trump has 33.7% of the vote, followed by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) 96% , who won the Breitbart Primary in June and July, with 31.10%. Dr. Ben Carson, who overtook Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in last month’s Breitbart Primary for third place, is still in third place with 7.81%. Carly Fiorina, who has gained momentum since winning the so-called “happy hour” debate, is...
  • OFFICIAL "DELETE HILLARY" POLL: What date will Hillary officially leave the race?

    08/19/2015 8:34:52 PM PDT · by GOP Congress · 67 replies
    I haven't seen a thread on this, but I've decided to start it. Name the date that Hillary Rodham Clinton will officially bow out of the race, literally by hook or by crook. Name a time (Eastern) as well. In case of a tie date, the one closest in time (over or under) will win the prize. In the case that she does not bow out of the race, but someone else is nominated, then the official nomination of the president at the DNC will mark the date/time of her being out. If she's the nominee and is not subsequently...
  • Fox’s Luntz blasted Trump at Koch Seminar (Luntz F-Bombs on Trump)

    08/18/2015 9:58:35 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 86 replies
    Politico ^ | 3-18-2015 | Hadas Gold and Kenneth P. Vogel
    Donald Trump’s feud with GOP pollster Frank Luntz escalated Monday – with Trump calling on Fox News to fire Luntz from overseeing its post-debate focus groups, and Luntz launching a profanity-laden tirade to describe the real estate showman turned renegade presidential candidate. In an interview with POLITICO, Luntz said Trump — and Democratic presidential insurgent Bernie Sanders — are “delivering a big ‘f—- you’ to the elites in America. “And that resonates on both sides,” Luntz said. “But ‘f—- you’ doesn’t solve anything. ‘F—- you’ doesn’t make life any better. ‘F—- you’ makes you feel good, but it doesn’t get...
  • Meghan McCain: 'I am a Carly Fiorina groupie' (video)

    08/17/2015 5:08:13 PM PDT · by JediJones · 77 replies
    FOX News ^ | 8/17/2015 | FOX News
    <p>"she's someone to watch"</p> <p>"she completely eliminates the so-called war on women"</p> <p>"she's just this really amazing candidate, she's speaking the truth"</p> <p>"anti-Washington, anti-establishment, she fits all these boxes that people are really responding to right now"</p> <p>"to say that she's running for V.P. I think is shortsighted and a little bit sexist, I agree"</p>
  • Chris Christie Said To Be “Seriously Considering” Dropping Out Of Race By End Of August…

    Though Rick Perry’s lack of campaign dollars received the most attention this week, whispers are now circulating of a possible second GOP candidate giving serious consideration to dropping out of the race by the end of this month – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie. Paul took the position the government’s surveillance powers were significantly over-extended while Christie implied the senator’s views were dangerously ignorant and little more than “hot air.” Days after the confrontation between the two men it appears more voters are taking Senator Paul’s position over Christie’s as the New Jersey governor’s poll numbers continue to be stuck...
  • The 2016 Primary and Various Degrees of Influence…

    08/14/2015 11:31:10 AM PDT · by jobim · 48 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8/14/15 | Sundance
    Many people who have not followed the construct of the RNC/GOP plan as it originated (November/December 2013 – through the construction in May/June 2014 and end result in April ’15) are fundamentally misunderstanding the origin of the GOPe Roadmap to elect Jeb Bush.... The road map was originally contingent upon Graham, Fiorina, Perry, Rubio, Christie, Huckabee, Gilmore, Pataki and Kasich staying in the race through at least March 2nd 2016. Hence Super-PACs were established to keep them funded through the point of their usefulness. Obviously things so far have not gone quite as planned/preferred. Specific issues messing up the plan:...
  • Sabato's Crystal Ball Moves Cruz, Kasich to Top Tier (Link Only)

    08/12/2015 5:29:16 PM PDT · by parksstp · 29 replies
    Larry J Sabato's Crystal Ball ^ | 08-12-2015 | Larry J Sabato
    See Link
  • Trump Up Big in Missouri; GOP Hopefuls Lead Clinton in State

    08/12/2015 10:28:45 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 17 replies
    PPP ^ | 8/12/15 | Tom Jensen
    PPP's new Missouri poll provides more evidence that Donald Trump emerged from the first debate at least mo mentarily unscathed. He leads the Republican field in the state with 23% to 11% each for Jeb Bush and Ben Carson, 10% for Mike Huckabee, 9% for Ted Cruz, 8% for Scott Wa lker, 7% for Carly Fiorina, 6% for Marco Rubio, and 4% each for John Kasich and Rand Pa ul. That makes for a very clean top ten in Missouri because everyone else is at 1% or less- Chris Christie, Bobby Jindal, Rick Perry, and Rick Santorum all get 1%,...
  • Bernie Sanders surges ahead of Hillary Clinton in N.H., 44-37

    08/11/2015 8:45:31 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 8/12/15 | Joe Battenfield
    Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has rocketed past longtime front-runner Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire, a stunning turn in a race once considered a lock for the former secretary of state, a new Franklin Pierce University/Boston Herald poll shows.
  • R epublican Presidential Race in New Hampshire Shifts ... Republican Presidential Debate

    08/11/2015 11:16:59 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 16 replies
    Boston Herald/Franklin Pierce Univ ^ | 8/11/15 | R. Kelly Myers
    These results are based on a recent F ranklin Pierce University / Boston Herald Poll conducte d by RKM Research and Communications, August 7 - 10 , 2015. T he survey is based on responses from 414 randomly selected likely Republican primary voters. Interviews were c onducted by landline and cellular telephone . The sampling margin of error is +/ - 4.8 percent
  • [Legit?] Whoaa. Jeb Bush Having Dinner With Valerie Jarrett and Rupert Murdoch

    08/10/2015 7:54:38 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 29 replies
    Liberty's Flame ^ | Jul 18, 2015 | A K A Stone
  • Judge Orders State Department Turn Over Thousands of Clinton Documents Before Democratic Primary

    08/07/2015 2:28:56 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/7/15 | Morgan Chalfant
    A federal judge has ordered the State Department to release thousands of documents to the Associated Press related to former secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the next few months.The AP reported that U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon on Friday set the schedule for the federal agency’s release of the documents, which are related to longtime Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s employment status in addition to Hillary’s schedules, appointments, and call history while at the State Department. In March, the Associated Press filed a lawsuit against the State Department, accusing the government agency of failing to respond to Freedom of...
  • Endorsements for the Republican Party presidential primaries, 2016

    08/05/2015 6:10:49 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 1 replies
    Wikipedia ^ | 8/5/15 | Wikipedia
    This is a list of political endorsements for declared candidates for the Republican primaries for the 2016 United States presidential election. Unless otherwise stated, all individuals/groups listed below as giving endorsements, are members of (or supporters of) the Republican Party. The value of political endorsements varies, depending on whom they are from, when the are given, and other factors. Especially crucial[1] are endorsements from politicians who live in the chronologically-earlier states during the 2016 caucuses and primaries. Particularly valuable[2] are endorsements from governors, federal senators, and federal representatives. Endorsements given by a person (or group) which is based in the...

    08/03/2015 7:49:35 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 31 replies
    WMUR/UNH ^ | 8/3/15 | Andrew E. Smith, Ph.D.
    DURHAM, NH – Donald Trump has taken the lead in the New Hampshire Primary race. This marks the first time that any Republican candidate has held a statistically significant lead in the Granite State. Trump is an extremely divisive candidate within the party as he is the candidate that New Hampshire Republicans say they are least likely to vote for. These findings are based on the latest WMUR Granite State Poll,  conducted by the University of New Hampshire Survey Center. Seven hundred and twenty-two (722) randomly selected New Hampshire adults were interviewed by landline and cellular telephone between July...
  • NBC News/Marist Poll July 2015 New Hampshire Questionnaire

    07/26/2015 12:03:35 PM PDT · by BigEdLB · 22 replies
    NBC/Marist ^ | 7/26/15 | Marist
    If the 2016 Republican presidential primary in New Hampshire were held today, whom would you support if the candidates are (including those who are undecided yet leaning toward a candidate): Donald Trump 21 Jeb Bush 14 Scott Walker 12 John Kasich 7 Chris Christie 6 Ben Carson 6 Marco Rubio 5 Ted Cruz 5 Rand Paul 4 Mike Huckabee 3 Carly Fiorina 2 George Pataki 2
  • Who are your top 3 GOP picks?

    07/25/2015 5:55:38 PM PDT · by MNDude · 184 replies
    Who would you want to see for the GOP nomination? List your top three choices in order.
  • Chamber (Of Commerce) gearing up to take out GOP Incumbents

    07/24/2015 6:49:48 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 7-24-2015 | Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman
    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to challenge some House Republicans in primary elections, frustrated after much of its agenda has been stymied by a small pocket of conservative GOP lawmakers. The influential and well-heeled business group is already eyeing several races, but the plans are still in their infancy and the targets have not yet been decided upon, according to more than a half dozen Republican sources on K Street and Capitol Hill. Story Continued Below . . The group’s apparent new willingness to engage in hand-to-hand political combat to take out sitting Republicans would represent a...
  • Texas' Sore Loser Law and Third Party Candidates.

    07/23/2015 6:31:16 AM PDT · by ziravan · 23 replies
    Texas has a "Sore Loser" primary law. Here's how it works: In order to be on the Ballot for the March 1st primary, you must file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are an independent candidate for the Nov, 2016 General, you must also file by Dec 14, 2015. If you are a political party that doesn't choose your candidate by Primary ballot, you must file your party's intent to field a candidate by Dec 14, 2015. If you file for a place on the ballot for Mar 1, 2016, and you do not win the Primary in which you...
  • Ted Cruz's insane plan for winning the presidency

    07/20/2015 7:00:32 AM PDT · by thetallguy24 · 37 replies
    The Week ^ | 7/20/15 | Pascal-Emmanuel Gobry
    Did you hear Ted Cruz is running for president? Did you hear that he's perhaps the most conservative candidate in the race, and absolutely adored by a subsection of the base, which, according to conventional political logic, makes his candidacy both dangerous and doomed? Most observers are torn between the idea that Cruz is running to boost his profile, knowing full well that he can't win the nomination, and the idea that he's delusional enough to think he can win. I've actually argued that Ted Cruz has a path to the nomination. The conventional wisdom is that in Republican primaries,...
  • Quotes of the day

    07/13/2015 7:30:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | July 13, 2015 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Scott Walker, the political phenomenon who rose to national fame by taking on unions in one of the most blue-collar states, announced Monday that he’ll seek the Republican nomination for president, using his kick-off rally to throw red meat to his conservative supporters. “Americans want to vote for something and for someone,” Walker told the roaring crowd in Waukesha, Wisconsin. “So tonight, let me tell you what I’m for. I’m for reform, growth, safety. I’m for transferring power from Washington into the hands of hard working tax payers in all states across the country, that’s real reform.”…“I realize unlike some...
  • Tweet Suggests Ted Walker Will Announce Presidential Bid Monday

    07/12/2015 8:20:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 31 replies
    NBC News ^ | 7/12
    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is expected to make a big announcement Monday, but it seems he gave away the surprise last week in a tweet. On Friday, Walker tweeted a black-and-white photo of himself waving on a stage with the words "Scott Walker is running for president," according to Politico. The tweet has since been taken down, but Walker sent a few more presidential-sounding messages afterward, including one showing "the official campaign logo." Walker is set to make the announcement at 5 p.m. Monday in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Campaign aides revealed to the Associated Press in early July...
  • Sign Petition: Don't Vote for Jeb Bush

    07/06/2015 6:39:03 AM PDT · by demshateGod · 102 replies
    Stand United ^ | July 6, 2015 | James Ballinger
    If we elect Jeb Bush to be the nominee for the Republican Party, I will relentlessly and effectively push for a third party candidate in the general election. This Republican primary will determine the fate of the party. There are millions of Republicans that see this time in our country as a turning point. We have a great opportunity to rally together clearly communicate our message to a generation that has never heard the truths and values that so wonderfully make up the conservative stance. Conservative policies work for everyone. They make life better for us all. However, the average...
  • CNN Poll: Poll: Bush, Trump rising nationally for GOP, but both trail Clinton

    07/01/2015 9:59:17 AM PDT · by Jack Black · 24 replies
    CNN ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Bush stands at 19%, up from 13% in May -- and his best showing in CNN/ORC polling since December. Trump follows at 12%, up from 3% before his announcement. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee (8%), neurosurgeon Ben Carson (7%) and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul (7%) round out the top five.
  • Jeb Bush dogged by decades of questions about business deals

    06/29/2015 6:16:14 AM PDT · by libstripper · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 28, 2015 | Robert O'Harrow, Jr. & Tom Hamburger
    In early 1989, seven weeks after his father moved into the White House, Jeb Bush took a trip to Nigeria. Nearly 100,000 Nigerians turned out to see him over four days as he accompanied the executives of a Florida company called Moving Water Industries, which had just retained Bush to market the firm’s pumps. Escorted by the U.S. ambassador to Nigeria, Bush met with the nation’s political and religious leaders as part of an MWI effort to land a deal that would be worth $80 million.
  • Bill Bolling: Virginia needs a Presidential PRIMARY

    06/18/2015 8:38:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 3 replies
    A rising chorus of voices are calling on the Republican Party of Virginia’s state central committee to vote for a Presidential Primary on June 27. Among the many who have opined on the issue is former Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling who took to his Facebook page Thursday to voice his support for a primary: “If the Virginia GOP opts to nominate our candidate for President in a closed party convention, as opposed to an open statewide primary, it will be a HUGE mistake. We cannot survive if we are determine to be a party of exclusion, as opposed to a...
  • Rick Perry the Conservative vs. Rick Perry the Governor.

    06/08/2015 3:20:47 PM PDT · by ziravan · 33 replies
    Hard Hatters ^ | Hal Hawkins
    Popeye's Chicken vs. Rick Perry 2016As you may already know (or predicted long ago), Rick Perry is running for President, again. Rebranded with hipster glasses and a campaign logo that might make Popeye’s Louisiana Kitchen cry plagiarism, Perry is hoping to correct the mistakes of his failed 2012 campaign. Separating himself from the current field of Senators, Perry’s announcement speech emphasized the need for governor that has led, rather than those who have given “a speech on the Senate floor”. His campaign website touts the Texas economy under his leadership, claiming he “he championed conservative principles that helped Texas become...
  • Joni Ernst reminds Hillary that “it’s not enough to just be a woman”

    06/07/2015 12:43:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | June 7, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I was watching some of the Iowa interviews coming out of Senator Joni Ernst’s event on CNN this morning where several presidential hopefuls were strutting their stuff for primary voters. None of them really jumped out at me, but the interview by Dana Bash with the senator herself was definitely worth the price of admission. The reason dates back to last October when Hillary Clinton decided to dip a toe into the Iowa senate race in support of Democrat candidate Bruce Braley. The subject wasn’t anything to do with the issues of the day, but yet another ride on the...
  • What Scott Walker and Marco Rubio are doing right

    05/26/2015 11:56:42 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 15 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5-26-15 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you look at early polls, fundraising, campaign staffing and media acumen, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) appear to be the two strongest opponents to take on Jeb Bush. What are Walker and Rubio doing right, and why have they separated themselves from the rest of the pack? Certainly, their newness is part of their appeal. They are a generation (at least) behind Hillary Clinton and congressional leaders of both parties. They are relatively new to the national stage for many voters. They can credibly claim to be outside the permanent political class. Perhaps because Clinton...
  • CNN sets criteria for second GOP debate

    05/20/2015 4:32:32 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 28 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/2015 | Dylan Byers
    The CNN Republican primary debate on Sept. 16 will be divided into two parts featuring two different sets of candidates: those who rank in the top 10 according to public polling, and the remaining candidates who meet a minimum threshold of one percent in public polilng, the On Media blog has learned. The debate critera is more inclusive than the first Repbulican primary debate hosted by Fox News on August 6. That debate will only feature candidates who finish in the top 10 in an average of the five most recent national polls. The remaining candidates will get airtime on...
  • Kentucky GOP Gov Primary - 99.7% counted, Bevin Leads Comer by 80 Votes

    05/19/2015 6:53:54 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 20 replies
    Vanity | 5-19-2015 | TCRLAF
    WOW Louisville Courier-Journal's vote count: Kentucky governor primary Last updated: May 19, 2015, 9:49 p.m. EST Matt Bevin 32.9% 70,479 James Comer 32.9% 70,396 Hal Heiner 27.1% 57,948 Will Scott 7.2% 15,364
  • Columba Bush raises her profile with Iowa newspaper op-ed

    05/19/2015 3:18:25 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 20 replies
    CNN ^ | 5/19/15 | Alexandra Jaffe
    Columba Bush, the wife of expected Republican presidential contender Jeb Bush, continued to increase her public profile this week with an op-ed on domestic violence in Iowa's biggest newspaper. Her Des Moines Register op-ed asked readers to offer their support for the Iowa Coalition Against Domestic Violence, where Bush writes she spent "quality time" on Friday. "It was inspiring to learn from our domestic violence leaders about the transforming process that Iowa implemented to maximize limited financial resources while creating a regional-based comprehensive service delivery program for domestic violence survivors and their children," she wrote.
  • Huffines will not rule out running against Congressman Pete Sessions

    05/13/2015 3:53:30 AM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 6 replies ^ | May 12, 2015
    Amid growing rumors out of Dallas that the freshman senator is already looking at a congressional run, Huffines says he’s “looking at all options”.
  • Jeb Bush Has the Cash But Not the GOP Support.

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