Thursday, November 29, 2007

RMC Asks Romney to Flip-Flop Just One More Time

The Republican Majority for Choice will be up this Sunday with tv ads in Iowa and New Hampshire and newspaper ads in those same states.

To see the video, which focuses on Romney's ever-changing positions on abortion, click here.

To read more about the efforts, follow this link.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

CNN/YouTube Republican Presidential Debate Tonight!

Tonight CNN and YouTube are hosting a Republican Presidential debate in St. Petersburg, Florida airing at 8 PM. The debate is different because the questions are coming from real people who have submitted a video question through YouTube. Forty people have been selected by CNN to ask their question directly to the eight Republican nominees.

This is the second time a debate with this format has been held. Over the summer the Democrats had their turn answering the YouTube submitted questions. Most notable was an animated snowman that asked about global warming.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Senator Lott Will Announce Retirement

In a surprise move, Senator Trent Lott (MS) will announce his retirement from Congress, expected around Noon, EST today.

Lott won re-election in November 2006, just over a year ago, and was soon voted minority whip. Lott had previously been stripped of his leadership position because of a racially insensitive comment made in 2002.

GOP Leadership was reportedly shocked by Lott's decision-- a decision made just over the Thanksgiving holiday. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour will appoint a temporary successor to the seat, expected to be vacated by the close of 2007, and a special election to fill the remaining time of Senator Lott's term will be held in November 2008.

Senator Lott's decision adds to the growing number of Republicans to vacate office. Though this and many other open seats will be targeted highly by the Democratic Party, this is also a clear opportunity to elect more moderate Republicans to office.

For more on Senator Lott's retirement, click here.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Ask the GOP Presidential Candidates a Question!

Do you have something you want to ask the Republican Presidential candidates? Now is your chance!

On Wednesday, November 28th, CNN and YouTube will co-sponsor a Republican Presidential debate in St. Petersburg, Florida. You can participate by submitting a question via In this all-important election, we must know full well how our GOP nominee, and potential future President, will protect personal freedom and privacy.

Submitting a question is simple and will take only a few moments of your time. Knowing candidates’ positions on issues of personal freedom and choice are essential for Americans nationwide to make an informed voting decision. You can pose questions such as: What is their proposal to ensure that our children, particularly those in middle school and high school, are taught medically-accurate, age-appropriate sex education? How will they address the spending and tax issues our nation faces today? How will they work to bring unity to our broken GOP?

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Sen. Warner Criticizes GOP

Virginia Senator John Warner issued a sharp criticism of the Republican Party following Tuesday's elections at the local and state levels. He stated that the GOP seems to have no form of tolerance for any moderation within the Party. According to Warner, "The rigidity of this outfit is going to keep taking it down until they hit bottom. And I don't know when that will be. And I find it quite distressing."

Several moderates lost across the state on Tuesday, making Virginia even more "blue". Senator Warner, who votes moderate to conservative, recently announced that he would not seek re-election. His top replacement, Congressman Tom Davis, said last month that he would not seek the office due to the fact that the State Party would hold a caucus instead of a primary. The caucus will lend itself to the GOP nominating a more conservative candidate over Congressman Davis, and with recent turns in the state, more than likely the seat will be lost to the Democratic Party.

Senator Warner's insight comes from years and years of experience in public office. Both the Virginia GOP and National GOP would be wise to pay attention to his thoughts. Moderates are needed in the GOP to win critical seats in state, local and federal offices.

For more, click here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Brownback and Robertson Announce Endorsements

This morning conservative activist Pat Robertson announced his endorsement of Mayor Rudy Giuliani for President. Former presidential hopeful Sam Brownback is expected to endorse Senator John McCain later today in Iowa, then travel with the Senator to two other cities in the state.

In his statement at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, Robertson said:

“It is my pleasure to announce my support for America’s Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a
proven leader who is not afraid of what lies ahead and who will cast a hopeful vision for all Americans. Rudy Giuliani took a city that was in decline and considered ungovernable and reduced its violent crime, revitalized its core, dramatically lowered its taxes, cut through a welter of bureaucratic regulations, and did so in the spirit of bipartisanship which is so urgently needed in Washington today.”

Upon accepting the endorsement, Giuliani stated, "“I am very encouraged by Pat’s support. His confidence in me means a lot. His experience and advice will be a great asset to me and my campaign.”

Robertson's endorsement of Giuliani means a lot to Giuliani's efforts, particularly because of Robertson's affiliation with evangelical Christians across the nation who have been reluctant to throw their support behind any of the candidates. The endorsement came as a surprise to many, but really, this is just a sign that Giuliani is seen as a candidate that can bring unity to the GOP and who can be a much-needed leader in protecting our national security. Giuliani has shown to resepct the real Republican principles of limited government, fiscal restraint, and economic reason.

Robertson's endorsement is also a large blow to the Romney campaign, as Governor Romney was openly seeking the endorsement of Mr. Robertson. With only weeks before the presidential primaries begin, today's development will certainly impact the campaign going into the early states.

Stay tuned for more on Senator Brownback's endorsement of McCain. For more on the Robertson endorsement, click here.

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Election Day Around the Country

Today, voters in many states across the country will head to the polls to elect state and local officials. Elections will be held in states including Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia. It is imperative to get out and vote for candidates who reflect your views of limited government, individual freedom, fiscal responsibility and strong national security.

Candidates running for local positions are often up-and-coming leaders who will run for federal office in the future. That is why it is so important for them to win these seats today. They are the future of the GOP and we must ensure that moderates are represented in local seats now so that they have the opporunity to represent us in Congress in the coming years.

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Mukasey Confirmation Threatened

Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey's confirmation may be threatened due to a non-committal answer on the issue of waterboarding, a form of CIA interrogation in which a prisoner is strapped to an inclined board and poured over with water to simulate drowning.

In his letter in response to whether or not he supported waterboarding, Mukasey could not affirm that the practice was illegal, but said that he found the interrogation method "repugnant" and seems "over the line".

Mukasey's confirmation hangs in the balance right now of whether the Senate Judiciary Committee will pass him through to the full Senate. When Mukasey was first nominated by President Bush for the Attorney General post, he gained support from an array of Senators, Republicans and Democrats alike, including NY Senator Chuck Schumer. Now, Schumer himself seems to be rethinking his support. We will know more after next Tuesday, when the Judiciary Committee meets privately to review the Mukasey nomination.

The American people deserve to have an honest and trustworthy Attorney General, ad thus far in the hearings, Mr. Mukasey has been that. A contentious battle in confirming a new AG may prove to be a detriment to the overall safety and security of our nation.

For more, click here.