Wednesday, February 28, 2007

McCain's Campaign Collapsing?

Interesting story on the possible collapse of McCain's presidential campaign. His poll numbers already dropping, this is evidence that pandering to the extreme right will only get you so far.

Click here to read Dick Morris' article from

Monday, February 26, 2007

Interview with Giuliani

On Friday, Hugh Hewitt interviewed Rudy Giuliani about his potential nominees for the Supreme Court. Mayor Giuliani proves to have a thoughtful approach in how he would choose his nominees-- judges who are not activists and who have a strict understanding of the Constitution.
Segments of the interview are posted over at Click here to read the full interview:

Schwarzenegger Speaks at National Press Club

Gov. Schwarzenegger gave a great speech this afternoon at the National Press Club on the importance of working in a bi-partisan manner. He is truly a common sense Republican leader who sees beyond the game of politics and into what Americans really care about.

Click here to read the speech on the Governor's website.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

McCain Moves to the Right

Senator and Presidential Candidate John McCain showed his true colors earlier this week when he blatantly stated his disregard for personal privacy and freedom, saying that Roe v. Wade should be overturned.
Please check out our pander alert for more information on his statement.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Senate Will Remain in Session on Saturday

In a rare move, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced yesterday that the Senate will remain in session Saturday to continue to debate the Iraq war. The House of Representatives is expected to end debate today and vote on a non-binding resolution condemning the proposed troop escalation.
The issue of the war and how we as a country should proceed is complex, and to date, no solution has been set forth that the majority of our nation can agree upon. Even within the GOP there are several viewpoints; those that think we need an exit strategy now, those that would like to see and end but are not willing to stop supplying our troops with necessary equipment and supplies, and those that believe we must stay the course. While once it seemed that viewpoints depended on "loyalty" to the President, the Party itself has broken down on different sides of the debate.
Several presidential contenders have had to cancel trips and rearrange plans to remain in Washington and be a part of this important discussion. It will be interesting to follow the debate and see what actually comes of an extra day in session.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Brownback Labels Romney a Flip-Flopper

Yesterday Senator Sam Brownback’s presidential campaign accused Mitt Romney of being a “flip-flopper” on social issues, particularly the right to choose.
Both of these candidates are sparring for the support of the conservative base. In recent weeks and through this latest attack, Brownback has attempted to position himself as the true conservative candidate.
What could likely happen as the next several months pass is that both Romney and Brownback go so far to the right that they alienate the majority of mainstream, common sense voters and cause their own demise. For us moderates, nothing could be better than to watch 2 candidates fall because of their narrow-minded views, allowing a more inclusive and tolerant GOP candidate to lead our Party on the 2008 ticket.

Monday, February 12, 2007

2007 California Republican Convention

This weekend, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger delivered a speech at the 2007 California Republican Convention. Governor Schwarzenegger placed much of his focus on moving away from partisanship and towards a society based on a philosophy of inclusion and tolerance. To illustrate his message, Gov. Schwarzenegger quoted 2 of the presidents viewed as the leading real Republicans—Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan.

Click here to read the speech on the Governor's website.

Thursday, February 8, 2007

Polls Already Emerging in 2008 Race

The next presidential election is still nearly two years away, but most of the readers taking part in the Triad Business Journal's weekly online poll already have some strong opinions about which way they'd cast their ballot if the election was today.
The poll, which ran from Jan. 31-Feb. 6, offered up six choices for the question: Which of these potential nominees would be most likely to get your vote if the presidential election was held today? There were three Republicans and an equal number of Democrats on the "ballot."
Of the 509 responses, 24 percent said they'd be most likely to vote for former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Another 21 percent said they'd pick Arizona Sen. John McCain, 11 percent went for New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, 10 percent said they'd vote for former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards and another 10 percent said Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, while only 4 percent said they'd pick Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts.
Another 13 percent checked the answer "none, I'll wait for a better candidate," while 4 percent chose "other." Of those selecting other, former Vice President Al Gore, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, Colorado Rep. Tom Tancredo, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, Kansas Sen. Sam Brownback, former Secretary of State Colin Powell and Ohio Rep. Dennis Kucinich all got votes.

Monday, February 5, 2007

Giuliani Moves Closer to Making Presidential Announcement

From the New York Times:
"Giuliani on 2008 Bid: 'A Real Good Chance'"

Rudolph W. Giuliani appeared to move a step closer to announcing his presidential ambitions yesterday, saying after an appearance in South Carolina that ''there's a real good chance'' he will run. Mr. Giuliani's intentions have been all but taken for granted by most political observers.

Click here to read the full article.

Friday, February 2, 2007

Prospects of the '08 Race

Douglas McKinnon, of the Washington Times, recently posted this article on the propects of the 2008 race.