Thursday, May 31, 2007

Fred Thompson will Run for Presidency

It is confirmed-- former Senator and actor Fred Thompson will set up a committee as early as this Sunday, June 3rd to test the waters of a presidential campaign. This effort precedes an official exploratory committee and will prevent Thompson from saying officially he is a candidate but he will be able to raise money and hire staff.How will Thompson's entry into the fray affect the other candidates?
Click here to read an article on this subject.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Iowa August Straw Poll

The Executive Director of the Iowa GOP expects a crowd of 50,000 to attend the August 11, 2007 straw poll at the Hilton Coliseum in Ames.
The event will be the first true field test for the GOP candidates. All of the candidates except for Mayor Giuliani, have confirmed they will attend. Though Giuliani is presently undecided, it is expected he will participate.
With so much on the line in this first test, what will candidates do to better their standings between now and August?

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Democrats Play Nice During First Debate

The first Democratic debate of the 2008 presidential election took place last night in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Below is a link to an article summing up the debate, which covered a wide array of topics, from the recent Supreme Court decision to uphold the federal abortion ban, to the war in Iraq, and to the negative perceptions that surround all of the candidates.
The debate was cordial and polite on the whole and contained little, if any, controversy among the candidates. As the media has reported today, there was no winner of the debate but rather gave some “second-tier” contenders an opportunity in the spotlight.

Click here to read an article about the debate from the New York Times.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Boston Globe Editorial Reviews GOP Debate

Today's Boston Globe editorial takes a look at this week's GOP debate in South Carolina. With the future of our nation at stake, which of these candidates will step up and lead our GOP?

Click here for the full oped titled "Rudy makes it look easy".

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Newsweek Article: "Children of Iconic Republicans May Vote Dem"

Very interesting story in this week's edition of Newsweek. If the children and grandchildren of the greatest leaders of America thinking of leaving the GOP, what does that mean for the future of our Party?

Click here to read "Children of Iconic Republicans May Vote Dem The sons and daughters of some iconic Republicans (Ike! T.R.!) are contemplating crossing the aisle."

Monday, May 14, 2007

2nd Republican Debate -- Tuesday, May 15th


Tonight the Republican contenders for the GOP presidential nomination will meet for a 2nd time in South Carolina to debate.
This debate will be quite different to the debate earlier this month which was held in the Reagan Presidential Library in California. In that debate, each candidate attempted to tie themselves to the late President, but in South Carolina, many candidates will try to tout their conservative credentials to appeal to the voters there.
Will the top-tier candidates pander to the far right? Or will they state their intentions to represent all Republicans and all Americans?

Click here to read a full story from the Washington Post.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Democrat Enters ME Senate Race

Earlier this week, Democratic Rep. Tom Allen officially entered the Maine Senate race to challenge Senator Susan Collins.
Collins is a true moderate Republican and one of the strongest leaders in the Senate today.
This race will be one of the most-watched in 2008.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

New USA Today/Gallup Poll Showcases Giuliani's Solid Lead

In a survey conducted over the weekend, a new USA Today/Gallup poll shows Giuliani leading McCain 34%-20%. Fred Thompson, who is not (at least yet) a candidate, finished third with 13%.
This poll is only one in a series that Giuliani has held a consistent and strong lead. With Election Day still 18 months away, it is still too soon to tell what, if anything, these polls actually mean.

Click here to see the poll on USA Today's website.

Friday, May 4, 2007

GOP Candidates Debate Top Issues of the Day

With First Lady Nancy Reagan and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger in the front row of the audience last night, 10 Presidential hopefuls participated in the first GOP debate of the 2008 election.
Topics ranged from taxes, to immigration, to war, to abortion and stem cell research and much more. Governor Mitt Romney was forced to defend his often-changing positions, particularly on abortion. McCain was the only candidate to forthrightly state his support of the advancement of embryonic stem cell research.
All of the candidates cited President Reagan at some point and stated why they were the candidate who would successfully emulate his legacy. Despite what some claimed during the debate and what they will continue to claim in the future, their records speak for themselves. The GOP needs a candidate that all Americans can embrace and that will support a 'big tent' Republican Party.
What did you think of last night's debate??

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

First Republican Debate to be Held Thursday

Tomorrow evening, 10 Republican presidential hopefuls will gather in the Reagan Presidential Library in California for the first GOP debate of the 2008 Election.
With such a large field of candidates, it may be difficult for any one candidate to steal the spotlight and increase his numbers in the polls. It is very interesting that the debate will be held in the Reagan Library, as many Republicans and Americans nationwide are seeking to support a candidate that they feel represents the values and ideals of President Reagan-- a promoter of the 'big tent' Republican philsophy.
The debate will be aired on MSNBC at 8:00PM ET and is co-hosted by the Politico and the Reagan Library.

Click here to read an article about the debate from The Politico.