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  • Current Louisiana Polling (Human Events-Gravis: Cassidy 59% - 38% over Landrieu)

    11/18/2014 11:59:12 AM PST · by ScottinVA · 86 replies
    Gravis Marketing ^ | 17 Nov 2014 | Gravis Marketing
    Human Events-Gravis Marketing conducted a random survey of 643 likely voters regarding opinions of races in Louisiana. The poll carries a margin of error of 4%. The poll was conducted 11-12-2014-11-14-2014 The polls were conducted using automated telephone calls and weighted by anticipated voting demographics.
  • Running From ObamaCare

    12/07/2013 3:27:58 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 12/06/13 | Jason L. Riley
    Many Democrats up for re-election next year have to find some way to defend their past support for ObamaCare. A new campaign spot for Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan of North Carolina hints at how some candidates might try to pull this off. **SNIP** The goal here seems to be to defend the law's more popular provisions without ever using the words "ObamaCare" or "Affordable Care Act." "The ad focuses on stressing Hagan's support of aspects of ObamaCare—without once mentioning the law by name," explains the Hill newspaper. Don't be surprised if other Democratic candidates, particularly in red states that President...
  • Dems, Obama, head into 2014 distant, determined (Elijah Cummings, RATS can't trust Hussein)

    11/28/2013 8:10:26 PM PST · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 11/28/13 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    **SNIP** "Folks are now, I think in talking to members, more cautious with regard to dealing with the president," said Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the House Oversight Committee and one of the first leaders in his state to endorse Obama's presidential candidacy six year ago. Cummings, the White House's biggest defender in a Republican-controlled committee whose agenda is waging war against the administration over Benghazi, the IRS scandal, a gun-tracking operation and now health care, said he still thinks Obama is operating with integrity. But he noted that not all his Democratic colleagues agree. "They want...
  • A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving

    11/28/2013 7:06:28 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 11 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1973 | Charles Schulz
  • National Journal: (NC RAT period Kay) Hagan No. 7 on 15 most-vulnerable list

    11/27/2013 3:25:15 PM PST · by Libloather · 8 replies
    News Observer ^ | 11/27/13 | Craig Jarvis
    The National Journal ranks U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan, D-N.C., as No. 7 on its list of the 15 most vulnerable Senate seats. The Washington publication notes that fortunes have changed since Hagan and Gov. Bev Perdue were swept into office in 2008 on the Obama wave. Democrats are betting that voters will see the subsequent Republican revolution in North Carolina as overreaching, and that current frontrunner Thom Tillis, the speaker of the state House, will suffer for it. Just the opposite could be true. But, as the magazine points out, polls so far show voters don’t know much about Tillis.
  • There Is Only ONE Peaceful Path Left To Avoid Destruction

    10/25/2013 8:02:43 AM PDT · by Attention Surplus Disorder · 58 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2013-10-25 | Karl Denninger
    Folks, if you have read me recently you know that I've said that you are the problem and that the reason this is true is that you won't go on strike, you won't picket DC and refuse to leave until the government stops stealing from you and debasing the currency, you won't reduce your spending and income to only that which provides necessities, and most of you go on to justify your behavior with "my kids (and/or family) deserve what I can provide." You're fools and I'm going to prove it. Further, I'm going to prove -- by arithmetic --...
  • A Post-Election Toast

    11/08/2012 10:11:53 AM PST · by Hammadjay85 · 4 replies
    Hammadjay85 | Hammadjay85
    A Post Election Toast: It is in the latter hours of election night when I pour three fingers of bourbon into a glass and stand next to the light switch, clicking the light on to commemorate the extraordinary beacon of freedom, personal responsibility, and economic liberty that for so long stood as the foundation of this great republic. Only to push down on it in sorrowful recognition that the glorious beacon has been effectively extinguished - not by its elected leader, but by the electors who care not for individual responsibility, liberty, or freedom. Tonight, as I turn the switch...
  • Great Food Porn Moments In Literature…..Hot, Buttered Toast….mmmmmm….

    10/20/2012 2:03:03 PM PDT · by sussex · 10 replies
    The Aged P.com ^ | 20/10/12 | The Aged P
    In Chapter VIII of “The Wind in the Willows” by Kenneth Graham, Mr Toad is in prison, steeped in despair when the gaoler’s daughter brings him…..toast….
  • Report: Obama campaign turning grim on Florida, Virginia, North Carolina — and Colorado?

    10/17/2012 3:12:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 17, 2012 | Allahpundit
    You need to read way, way, way down into this National Journal piece to find the key bit, but it’s worth it. Says Jay Cost, “I’ve never seen anybody bury a lede like Major Garrett here.” Let’s bring this treasure chest up to the surface: What also became clear after the dust began to settle from the rumble on Long Island was the electoral map has narrowed and Obama’s team, while conceding nothing publicly, is circling the wagons around Ohio, Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. Plouffe said that Obama remains strong in all four states, but he would not discuss...
  • Rasumussen: Sunday 09/30: O:48%: R:46%: Leaners: O:49%: R:47%: Obama -14

    09/30/2012 7:25:18 AM PDT · by SoftwareEngineer · 56 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 09/30/2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Sunday shows President Obama attracting support from 48% of voters nationwide, while Mitt Romney earns the vote from 46%. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and three percent (3%) are undecided. See daily tracking history. Four years ago today, Rasmussen Reports tracking showed Obama leading John McCain by a 51% to 45% margin. The numbers barely budged for the rest of the campaign season as Obama enjoyed a comfortable lead and stayed between 50% and 52% every day for the last 40 days. When “leaners” are included, it’s now Obama 49%,...
  • Ohio poll: Obama leads by 5 percentage points (O 51% R 46%;Breakdown - D 48% R 42% I 10% )

    09/23/2012 5:18:04 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 80 replies
    CantonRep ^ | Sept 23, 2012 | Tim Botos
    Mitt Romney keeps telling Ohioans they are worse off than four years ago — but a majority of you are not buying it. Six weeks before Election Day, President Barack Obama holds a 51 to 46 percent lead in the state over his Republican challenger, according to the most recent Ohio Newspaper Poll of likely voters. The poll, taken between Sept. 13 and Tuesday and jointly paid for by the eight largest circulating newspapers in Ohio, including The Repository, was conducted by the Institute for Policy Research at the University of Cincinnati. The results are similar to those found in...
  • Mitt Romney: How to Lose the Most Important Election of our Time by not Really Trying

    09/22/2012 8:28:48 AM PDT · by Stepan12 · 191 replies
    GrasstopsUSA.com ^ | September 21, 2012 | Don Feder
    Mitt Romney is losing the most important election of our lifetime. Don’t be deceived by the polls that show him “within the margin of error.” Don’t put your faith in last minute media-buys from the campaign’s gargantuan war chest. Don’t expect the debates to turn things around. The president may not be an electrifying speaker, but he knows how to demagogue. His message will be: I love the middle class; Mitt Romney wants tax cuts for millionaires and eats children. And, don’t count on the fact that public opinion is against Obama on almost every significant issue. (At no time...
  • Tide shifts to Obama in most competitive states

    09/22/2012 8:24:28 AM PDT · by NCDragon · 74 replies
    AP Via WRALNews ^ | 9/22/2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON, Associated Press; THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press
    DES MOINES, Iowa — In a presidential race seemingly frozen in place for months, the advantage has shifted toward President Barack Obama after a series of miscues by Mitt Romney, punctuated by the Republican challenger's comments about people who pay no income tax. Despite a continuing gray economic sky and unrest in the Mideast, the president has edged ahead of Romney in polls in some of the most competitive states, including Iowa and Virginia, and forced Romney to redouble efforts in Florida and Ohio, without which he has little chance of becoming president. With about six weeks left before Election...
  • Daily Presidential Tracking Poll (O-46/R-46)

    09/22/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT · by tatown · 58 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 9/22/2012 | Rasmussen
    he Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows President Obama and Mitt Romney each attracting support from 46% of voters nationwide. Three percent (3%) prefer some other candidate, and five percent (5%) are undecided. See daily tracking history.
  • Live Thread: Romney to Speak to Press Tonight About '47% Video' Comments

    09/17/2012 7:09:29 PM PDT · by kristinn · 506 replies
    Monday, September 17, 2012 | Kristinn
    Political reporters on Twitter are saying they are standing by for a Romney media availability on the video released today by Mother Jones of Romney at a May fundraiser speaking frankly of his thoughts on Obama's base voters and their entitlement mentality, aka the 47% who pay no federal income taxes.The media and GOP-E have jumped ugly on Romney tonight.Steve Holland, Reuters: Romney at press avail to respond to video says his comments weren't "elegantly stated," and "could have said it in a more effective way."
  • Poll: Akin support drops, voters want another candidate

    08/25/2012 10:54:11 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 121 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/25/12 | Alexander Burns
    The most remarkable stat in the poll may be this from the crosstabs: even voters who say they are supporting Akin think he should withdraw by a 16-point margin, 50 percent to 34 percent. That suggests there's a floor for a Republican Senate candidate in Missouri, but that conservatives in the state would rather have a different option in the race
  • Rasmussen Missouri Senate: McCaskill 48%, Akin 38%

    08/23/2012 8:44:23 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 152 replies
    rasmussenreports.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Staff
    What a difference one TV interview can make. Embattled Democratic incumbent Claire McCaskill has now jumped to a 10-point lead over her Republican challenger, Congressman Todd Akin, in Missouri’s U.S. Senate race. Most Missouri Republicans want Akin to quit the race while most Missouri Democrats want him to stay. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Voters in the Show Me State finds McCaskill earning 48% support to Akin’s 38%. Nine percent (9%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Todd Akin: That Rasmussen poll showing me down by 10 points is great news

    08/23/2012 3:24:25 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 115 replies
    Conservatives4Palin ^ | August 23, 2012 | Doug Brady
    August 23, 2012 Todd Akin: That Rasmussen poll showing me down by 10 points is great news Doug Brady I’m beyond speechless. What is this guy drinking? Stacy Drake, one of my fellow C4P editors, summed it up best in an email: Who knew Baghdad Bob moved to Missouri? With that, via Jim Hoft, anyone who goes to Todd Akin’s website will have the privilege of reading the following pearl of wisdom: St. Louis, MO: The following statement was released by Perry Akin, Campaign Manager for Todd Akin for Senate, in response to the Rasmussen poll released this morning: “The...
  • BREAKING: McCaskill up 10 pts over Akin in Missouri Poll

    08/23/2012 7:07:50 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 427 replies
    Ace of Spades ^ | 08/23/2012 | CAC
    Rasmussen will be releasing a poll this morning showing Akin costing us dearly in Missouri: McCaskill 48% Akin 38%. Time to pack it up and stop screwing us, big guy.
  • World's Largest Toaster Attempt Fails (Humor!)

    07/31/2012 6:44:53 PM PDT · by WXRGina · 17 replies
    Big Hairy News ^ | July 31, 2012 | Scooter van Neuter
    NEW DELHI, India (BHN) - An effort to create the world's largest toaster failed in India Monday, when the device mysteriously stopped working only 30 seconds into its first test. The giant toaster was designed to brown over four million loaves of bread at a time, in an attempt to meet the demands of one of the world's most populated countries. "Instead of having to manufacture millions of individual toasters, it seemed smarter to produce one really large one," said project head Puhlma Fingha. "We are still working out the details." My comments: Wow, that's a shame. Indian Giant toaster...
  • National Christmas Tree has died near White House.

    05/05/2012 11:56:18 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 108 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | May 5, 2012 | Fox News
    <p>Federal officials say the National Christmas Tree planted near the White House a year ago has died and is being removed.</p> <p>The National Park Service says the Colorado blue spruce died of "transplant shock." It came from a tree farm in New Jersey last year and was planted on the Ellipse just south of the White House in March 2011.</p>
  • Newt Gingrich Says Farewell In Web Video And Vows To Help Defeat Obama [$ Millions In Debt!]

    05/01/2012 7:48:23 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 01, 2012
    Newt Gingrich Says Farewell In Web Video And Vows To Help Defeat Obama Without actually mentioning Mitt Romney, former Republican presidential candidate thanks supporters for a 'terriffic campaign' 1 May 2012 Newt Gingrich has said he will quit the race for the Republican presidential nomination and will throw his political weight behind Mitt Romney for the presidency in what he called the "most important election in our lifetime". Speaking in a web video to thank supporters, the former speaker of the House of Representatives did not endorse any other candidate, and made no mention of Romney by name. But he...
  • Was Newt Gingrich’s campaign the worst in history?

    04/25/2012 6:17:07 PM PDT · by svxdave · 56 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 22, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: You know you’re running a lousy presidential campaign when you get bitten by a penguin. The Newt’s presidential campaign has got to be one of the worst ever run in American history. Last May, when Newt was casually campaigning, as is his way, he found himself exhausted. He had, after all, been at it for weeks. So, he did what any pooped-out candidate would do: He split on a luxury cruise to the Greek Islands with Wife No. 3 (22 years his junior — he was already out of college when she was born). Newt rose during the debates...
  • Sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week

    04/25/2012 7:18:48 AM PDT · by Gennie · 309 replies
    CNN ^ | April 25, 2012 | CNN
    Newt Gingrich to officially end bid for Republican presidential nomination and back Mitt Romney, sources tell CNN.
  • Romney Wins Delaware (CNN)

    04/24/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | Cnn staff
    CNN projects Romney wins DE-- See link
  • Newt Gingrich Utah Check Bounces

    04/10/2012 4:22:56 PM PDT · by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage · 41 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 4/10/2012
    Former House speaker Newt Gingrich might not be on the ballot for the June 26 Utah primary, because his check for the $500 filing fee bounced. If the fee isn’t paid by April 20, he will be disqualified.
  • Romney: ‘I Congratulate Senator Santorum’

    04/10/2012 11:50:06 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 68 replies
    TPM ^ | April 10, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney’s campaign issued the following statement congratulating Rick Santorum: “Senator Santorum is an able and worthy competitor, and I congratulate him on the campaign he ran. He has proven himself to be an important voice in our party and in the nation. We both recognize that what is most important is putting the failures of the last three years behind us and setting America back on the path to prosperity.”
  • Rick Santorum Calls 2PM Press Conference Amid Speculation About His Candidacy

    04/10/2012 11:08:21 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 49 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4-10-2012 | Fox News
    Awaiting press conference. "FOX NEWS CONFIRMS RICK SANTORUM TO SUSPEND CAMPAIGN"
  • RICK SANTORUM IS SUSPENDING RACE FOR PRESIDENT.

    04/10/2012 11:10:44 AM PDT · by Spunky · 179 replies
    Fox New Radio | 4-10-12 | FOX NEW Radio
    I just heard on Fox News that Rick Santorum is suspending his race for President. He will be giving a news conference
  • Report: Santorum to Suspend Campaign (Live FoxNews Conference just confirms supension)

    04/10/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | 10 APR 12 | dcbryan1
    Fox Confirms: Rick Santorum to suspend Presidential Campaign. Will post link and source when it hits Fox News Website.
  • NEWT, Inc. files Chapter 7

    04/05/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 22 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 4/5/2012 | Domenico Montenaro
    In another black eye for Newt Gingrich, the flagship of what's known in Washington as "Newt, Inc.," has filed for bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, The Gingrich Group LLC, doing business as the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. (Chapter 7 is "the chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for 'liquidation,' that is, the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors," as defined by the federal courts.) The vast majority of Gingrich's net worth is tied up in the Gingrich Group....
  • "Santorum to 'Reengineer' Campaign"

    04/05/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-5-12 | Robert Costa
    Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative activist and top Santorum supporter, tells National Review Online that Santorum is “reengineering” his presidential campaign. “You can’t repeat the same behavior and expect different results,” he says. “We’ve got to do things different. We’ve got to reengineer the campaign. We’ve got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down.” Earlier today, Viguerie, along with a group of movement leaders, met with Santorum at an office in northern Virginia. For over an hour, they discussed ways to revive his bid. “We came up with a number...
  • James Carville: Rick Santorum is headless chicken

    04/04/2012 11:19:49 AM PDT · by seanmerc · 39 replies
    Politico ^ | 4 Apr 2012 | MJ Lee
    James Carville chose these colorful words to describe Rick Santorum after Mitt Romney swept three Republican primaries Tuesday: “He was like a chicken with his head chopped off. The chicken is dead. The only person that don’t know it is the chicken.” The Democratic strategist, not known to mince his words, said in a late-night interview with CNN that Santorum “can flop around all he wants to [but] they’re not going to nominate him.”
  • Today, Santorum's next last chance, Wisconsin; But then what?

    04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 3, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Today's politics schedule looks like a snoozer. But wait! There's more! The primaries in Maryland (37) and the District of Columbia (19) look largely safely in Mitt Romney's delegate column, adding to his existing 568. Wisconsin too (42), although Rick Santorum has campaigned hard there. Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest. He plans an election night event in Wisconsin, usually a strong sign that internal polls indicate a likely win. But even if the Pennsylvanian pulled off a Badger upset, he'd still have less than...
  • Santorum details new delegate math

    03/29/2012 6:03:37 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 28 Mar 12 | Byron York
    As he struggles to keep up with frontrunner Mitt Romney and parries calls for him to drop out of the Republican presidential race, Rick Santorum has said in recent weeks that he has actually won more delegates than some media counts show. Those counts, Santorum says, are not taking into account Republican party rules, as well as the state-level meetings that actually determine how many delegates go to each candidate. "Here's one of the things that I can tell you I didn't know," Santorum told a small group of reporters at a breakfast in Washington Monday. "Every single state is...
  • Gingrich 'at the end of his line,' major donor says

    03/28/2012 5:52:24 PM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    TYhe Telegraph ^ | 3-28-12 | Geiger
    Casino titan Sheldon Adelson, who has almost single-handedly bankrolled a "super PAC" backing Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign, now believes Gingrich is "at the end of his line.".... Speaking to a group outside his Las Vegas hotel and casino, The Venetian, Adelson earlier this week criticized GOP front-runner Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, but acknowledged that his preferred candidate has little hope of becoming the nominee.... 'Cause, I mean, mathematically, he can't get anywhere near the numbers, and there's not - unlikely there'll be a brokered convention." Adelson, along with his wife and children, has donated $16.5 million to Winning Our...
  • Supreme Court appears poised to nullify entire healthcare law

    03/28/2012 5:46:43 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 29 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 28, 2012 | By David G. Savage and Noam N. Levey
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court, after three days of arguments on President Obama's healthcare overhaul, appeared ready to strike down not just the requirement that individuals have insurance, but the entire law, invalidating a major piece of domestic legislation for the first time since the Depression. That prospect, unthinkable to many experts as recently as last week, will not be certain until the justices rule on the case, probably in June. But the electric set of arguments that ended Wednesday revealed profound skepticism about the law by the court's five-member conservative majority, which appeared openly hostile to its scheme for...
  • Exclusive: Newt Gingrich cuts staff, aims at Tampa

    03/27/2012 7:09:15 PM PDT · by Rational Thought · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/27/12 | Mike Allen
    Newt Gingrich is cutting back his campaign schedule, will lay off about a third of his cash-strapped campaign’s full-time staff, and has replaced his manager as part of what aides are calling a “big-choice convention” strategy, communications director Joe DeSantis told POLITICO. Michael Krull, a former advance man and a college friend of Callista Gingrich’s who took over the campaign after a staff exodus in June, was replaced last weekend by Vince Haley, who has worked for Gingrich for nine years and currently is deputy campaign manager and policy director. “We’re focusing exclusively on what it’ll take to win what...
  • In Illinois, Santorum’s Chance at Nomination Is Slipping Away (Rick's last stand)

    03/20/2012 7:00:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    New York Times ^ | 03/20/2012 | Nate Silver
    A quick glance at the map might tempt you into thinking that the Republican nomination is roughly an even battle between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum, with Mr. Romney tending to prevail in the Northeast and the West, and Mr. Santorum in the Midwest and the South. Do the math, however, and you’ll find that the nomination isn’t all that close. Mr. Romney hasn’t done that well in the South — but he also hasn’t been shut out there, winning Florida and its 50 winner-take-all delegates, and Virginia, where only Ron Paul was on the ballot alongside him. The Southern...
  • Rick Santorum: 10 reasons why he is more viable than he appears to be

    03/18/2012 10:04:32 AM PDT · by techno · 36 replies · 2+ views
    March 18, 2012 | techno
    In all likelihood Mitt Romney will manage to win the necessary 1144 delegates, pre-convention, to win the GOP presidential nomination. So what I am about to write about Rick Santorum has to be seen in this context. In no way shape or form am I hyping Santorum's chances to prevail in the end, but only trying to reflect what is now happening on the ground and how that may impact the lay of the land going forward to put some temporary roadblocks in the path of Romney winning the nomination. Having said that Rick Santorum's odds of stopping Romney from...
  • Gingrich’s Next Move

    03/16/2012 2:20:05 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 133 replies
    Creator's Syndicate ^ | March 15, 2012 | Pat Towery
    It was unbelievable: After Newt Gingrich failed to win both Alabama and Mississippi in the GOP race for president, most members of the mainstream media and political strategists with whom I talked readily admitted, off the record, that he was the most qualified among the Republican candidates to serve as president. Now these are objective pros that have been around presidential politics for years. I have no doubt they were telling me the truth because these folks only tell you this stuff when it is relatively clear that the candidate is no longer a viable alternative. Best on foreign policy...
  • Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race

    03/15/2012 11:07:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 40 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 15, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Gingrich Calls Political System Stupid, Vows To Stay In The Race By NBC's Alex Moe PALATINE, Ill. – Hours after finishing a disappointing second place in both the Alabama and Mississippi primaries, Newt Gingrich marched his campaign onward, vowing he is “staying in the race.” Campaigning in Illinois on Wednesday, Gingrich made little mention of the two contests he had hoped to win in the South. He instead focused his speeches on the big ideas that drive his campaign, explaining that many people just don’t understand what needs to be done to help change the country. “The thing I find...
  • Gingrich talks politics, offers advice at Barrington High School

    03/15/2012 12:25:47 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 13 replies
    Barrington Courier-Review ^ | March 15, 2012 1:42PM | Michael Sean Comerford
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich mixed words of encouragement with his political message in an assembly at Barrington High School Thursday. Gingrich became the third presidential candidate to visit Barrington High School in its history. With his statewide headquarters at 1000 Hart Road, around the corner from the high school, supporters turned out Thursday in force. And following John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, Gingrich on Thursday combined national politics with advice to students as he addressed the auditorium of about 350 mostly social studies students and about 350 local residents. Sometimes bordering on a commencement speech, Gingrich used examples from...
  • Newt Gingrich: No One Understands Me

    03/15/2012 11:22:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 03/15/2012 | By Sarah Huisenga
    PALATINE, Ill.--Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on late Wednesday expressed frustration with both the news media and the Republican establishment for failing to understand his “large ideas” for transforming American politics. As calls for Gingrich to bow out of the race grew louder after his second-place finishes in Mississippi and Alabama--two states he said he had a chance to win--the candidate seemed to be in low spirits and offered a grumpy analysis of the state of the GOP primary to a crowd that gathered for a Lincoln Day dinner in this northwestern suburb of Chicago. “The thing I find most disheartening...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • CBS: Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election (77% Think Most Important)

    03/08/2012 4:46:06 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 31 replies
    WCCO-TV ^ | 3-7-12 | Esme Murphy
    It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were an important factor in their vote. The poll reflects growing consumer anxiety as gas prices have risen nearly 50 cents a gallon in just over two months. Consumers have been telling us they are cutting corners because for most driving is a necessity. In Minnesota the average price is 3-58. The current national average for a gallon of regular is 3-76, but some analysts are...
  • Why did Newt falter? Can he come back? (vanity)

    03/05/2012 3:09:09 PM PST · by Signalman · 51 replies
    Self | 3/5/2012 | Self
    It's all very disappointing. Based on polls, It appears Newt Gingrich is not likely to be the nominee. But why? He is (in my mind) the most qualified man in the country to be President. He's the most knowledgeable and articulate candidate and, without question, the best debater in either party. Everyone knows he would obliterate Obama in a debate. He has the best and boldest ideas to get this country back on track. And I think that he would, by his sheer brilliance, and ability to put forth a convincing argument, garner enough independents to vote for him to...
  • Newt Gingrich's Sunday pitch: Don't count me out

    03/04/2012 12:09:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | March 4, 2012 | Mark Z. Barabak
    ...."This is going to go on for a good while," the former House speaker said on ABC's "This Week with George Stephanopoulos," one of several Washington talk shows Gingrich visited in the run-up to Super Tuesday. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may outspend the rest of the GOP field "by multiples," Gingrich said, but "he's not a very convincing front-runner and he's a long way from having closed out this race." Gingrich said he expects to win Georgia, the largest of the states voting in Tuesday's nationwide sweepstakes, and to do so by more than Romney's narrow victory Tuesday in...
  • Rick Santorum’s Ohio Delegate Problems Pile Up (Could lose up to 1/4 of Super Tuesday haul)

    03/02/2012 7:42:15 PM PST · by Allon · 63 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Michael Falcone
    UPDATED: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Even if Rick Santorum wins Ohio on Super Tuesday, he won’t be able to claim all of its delegates. In fact, he is at risk of forfeiting more than one-quarter of them. In three of the state’s 16 congressional districts, including two that are near Ohio’s border with Pennsylvania, Santorum will lose any delegates he might have won because his campaign failed to meet the state’s eligibility requirements months ago. Those three districts alone take 9 delegates out of a total of 66 off the table for Santorum. But it gets worse: Nine more Ohio delegates...
  • Rasmussen: Romney within 2 in Ohio (Double digit bounce)

    03/02/2012 10:35:21 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Rasmussen corroborates the Q-poll from earlier today showing that Mitt Romney has made up significant ground on Rick Santorum in the key Super Tuesday state of Ohio. While Quinnipiac conducted its survey from Tuesday through Thursday this week, Rasmussen conducted its survey of 750 likely voters entirely yesterday. Two weeks after being 18 points behind Santorum in Ohio, Rasmussen now has him within two: The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Primary Voters in Ohio, taken last night, shows former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum attracting 33% of the vote and Mitt Romney earning 31%. ThatÂ’s a significant tightening of...