Friday, October 31, 2008

Five Days Left

There are just five days left before the elections. We know that many Americans are excited to see what will happen Tuesday night. Real Republican Majority will be updating throughout the day as exit polling numbers are reported and results come in. In the meantime, we’d like to again remind you about early voting options that are available in 35 states, along with the Nation’s Capitol. Please click here to learn about early voting, and make sure you are ready to VOTE, either early or Nov. 4th, and make your voice heard during these historic elections.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Early Voting Opportunities

Early voting has opened up in 35 states, along with the District of Columbia. This means that for many voters, they will be able to avoid the crowds on Election Day and vote before November 4th. We strongly recommend everyone to check their state laws and regulations on early voting, and what requirements are in place to qualify. For more information on state voting laws, please click here to visit Google Maps and the League of Women Voters’ non-partisan website on voting laws. These are truly historical elections and every vote will count- make sure you do everything possible to place your vote on or by November 4th!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Final Presidential Debate Tonight

Tonight is the final Presidential debate between Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama. It will take place at New York’s Hofstra University, and will be pivotal for both campaigns to make their final arguments to win over undecided voters. Moderator Bob Schieffer will focus on domestic issues; however the continued economic crisis is expected to continue to dominate, as it has in past debates. Tune into any of the major networks to watch the debate at 9 PM EST.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Second Presidential Debates Tonight

Tonight is the second Presidential debate for Senator John McCain and Senator Barack Obama. The debate will focus on economic and domestic policy issues, though the economic issues are expected to dominate most of the debate. This evening’s forum will be held in a “town hall” style that tends to favor Senator McCain, while traditional debate formats are Senator Obama’s strength. The debates will run at 9 PM on all major news networks, where they will be hosted from Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee. Please make sure to check back with the RRM blog tomorrow for a debate recap as we steam ahead towards November 4th.

Friday, October 3, 2008

VP Debate Recap

Last night was the first and only Vice-Presidential debate between Senator Joe Biden and Governor Sarah Palin. Though both are gaffe-prone, they came out without any major mistakes, but also with no real shining moment for either. Many who watched the debate felt that each candidate played their roles well in solidifying their Party bases, and that there was no real conflict between the two of them. Palin tended to stick to talking points and played up her “down-home” persona to play to Middle American voters. Biden seemed to concentrate more on facts and demonstrating his blue-collar routes. Many media organizations are saying today that the debates are a draw with no clear winner, and the attention is now turns back to John McCain and Barack Obama, who will be having their second debate next Tuesday at 9 PM.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

VP Debate Tonight

Tonight is the highly anticipated Vice Presidential Debate. This debate seems to have more excitement surrounding it than the Presidential debates, and will likely be one of the most closely watched debates in years. Tonight will be the first time that Senator Biden and Governor Palin square off. All eyes are on Palin, who has had some gaffes in the last few days. Many are saying these mistakes only prove that she is inexperienced, and her performance tonight will be scrutinized for any blunders. Biden has been a figure in Washington for 36 years and is an effective debater but often comes off as aggressive and unauthentic. Will Palin be able to use her charisma and recapture the excitement from her Convention speech while convincing people she has the experience to be the number two person in charge of our nation?

A new poll shows that support for Sarah Palin is beginning to slip, mainly due to what voters perceive as lack of experience. An area that Palin as a lot of ground to make up for is with independent women voters. Nearly three in ten independent women have intensely unfavorable opinions of her, more than twice the proportion holding such views of Biden.

The debate starts tonight at 9:00 EST and will be carried on most major networks.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Deadline to Register to Vote

A reminder to real Republicans that the deadline to register to vote is around the corner in almost half of the states. Participating in this historic election starts with being registered to vote so you can make your voice heard. Registering to vote is different in each state, but is an easy process everywhere which requires completing a short form and mailing it in. Please check with your State Secretary’s office on deadlines, qualifications, absentee ballots, and polling locations. Many states’ deadlines are 30 days prior to Election Day, and October 4th is this Saturday- meaning that the time to register is drawing to a close. Take a moment to make sure you are registered with the proper address so that on November 4th you can vote in these truly historic elections.

For a state by state reference click here.