Category Archives: runoff
Newt Gingrich‘s PAC called home and that was IT. If everything is going swell for him, why harass people all over the country and try to collect money through a robo-call? This time the call was because Gingrich is establishing his “presidential exploratory committee” and wanted me to help them with a whooping $70!!! That, and help organize this state to help get more support for him.
Times are difficult and he must be getting really desperate; I thought that since he’s an “inside the beltway” candidate that he’d enjoy more privileges and backing than other candidates who do the hard work and go directly to the people, to tell them what they stand for and what they want to do for this country.
Michelle Bachmann has done a wonderful job as a fund-raiser and has topped media‘s favorite Mitt Romney. Governor Palin, while not announcing yet, has proven herself over and over she can give it as well as she can take it; and take for more than two years is more than enough. And she will continue to do so; her journalism degree is deep in her heart and she won’t stop until there’s a more balanced information in the media, instead of just making things up.
As for Newt, he has his comfort zone and has not gotten out of it to garnish more support from Republicans. He does have a mainstream media problem that Palin takes the heat of so much-from the same media-yet this is being swept under the rug. Why? Is he THE candidate the media wants against Obama, along with Romney?
T-Paw is starting to do his exploratory committee and is a no-news either. Why the silence, if he is such a bad candidate too? Mike Huckabee is coasting by, and he’s merely moving a pinkie toe. Real conservatives feel that Haley Barbour has no chance either.
As a Palinista it’s amusing watching the terror on both ends of the aisle (except Bachmann) on when and if she announces she will run for President. Governor Palin is getting hit pieces again, trying to diminish her character or attempt more damage than what Americans perceive already; with this I mean those that don’t do their homework and get their news from Dancing With The Stars, The Simpsons or the alphabet networks.
During that telephone call, I pledged over and over the telephone my support for Governor Palin *after thoughtful consideration, I said* because I believe she’s the one that can put the country in the right track, and that I wished Newt good luck in his search for the Presidency. That didn’t stop the caller for more PAC money so I had to tell the caller again with a stronger tone of voice that I support Governor Palin to be the next President of the United States. End of story.
- Newt Explore 2012. Gingrich Launches His Presidential Exploratory Committee (whitehouse2012.wordpress.com)
- Newt Gingrich Is Already Lying About His Presidency (queerty.com)
- On whether Newt Gingrich launched an exploratory committee (shortformblog.tumblr.com)
- Lobbyists and PAC Organizers (politicalwire.com)
- The Trouble With Newt (thedailybeast.com)
- Newt Gingrich Presidential Ambitions To Be Addressed By Potential Candidate (huffingtonpost.com)
- Newt Gingrich Creates Presidential Exploratory Committee – Source: New York Times (curmilus.wordpress.com)
- Newt Gingrich? No Way. (truebluenz.wordpress.com)
- Is Newt Gingrich doomed? (bltwy.msnbc.msn.com)
- Newt Gingrich launching presidential exploratory committee for attention (salon.com)
Liberal heads will explode in 3, 2, 1…
This time Hollywood has taken notice of Governor Palin, and so far I don’t know how close the script will be based on the book, “Game Change” which covered the 2008 elections. “Game Change” was not 100% accurate with information about the campaign, as claimed by Palin.
So far, here are the details:
Oscar-nominated actress Julianne Moore will portray the former Alaska governor in the project, which will chronicle Palin’s burst into the national scene as a surprise vice presidential candidate in 2008. Directing Game Change is Jay Roach, director of the Meet the Parents movies as well as the HBO film Recount, which examined the aftermath of the 2000 presidential election with a focus on the Florida recount.
Game Change is based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann’s book about the 2008 presidential elections and follows John McCain’s campaign from his selection of Palin as his running mate to their ultimate defeat in the general election.
Danny Strong, who previously wrote the Roach-directed Recount, penned the script for Game Change. Roach is executive producing, with Strong co-executive producing.
As soon as more information starts trickling in, I will post more details. Stay tuned.
- Sarah Palin HBO Movie GAME CHANGE To Star Julianne Moore!! (aintitcool.com)
- Julianne Moore to play Sarah Palin in HBO’s ‘Game Change’ (insidetv.ew.com)
- Julianne Moore to Play Sarah Palin in ‘Game Change’ (towleroad.com)
- Julianne Moore Will Play Palin for HBO (dirtywhorelebrity.com)
- Julianne Moore Will Play Sarah Palin In Game Change (mediaite.com)
- Julianne Moore Playing Sarah Palin for HBO (justjared.buzznet.com)
- Julianne Moore to Play Sarah Palin? You Betcha (tvsquad.com)
- Another Sympathetic Portrayal, Coming to HBO (powerlineblog.com)
- HBO Wants To Make Blogs Explode (macleans.ca)
- Cast This! “Game Change” w/ Julianne Moore (thefilmexperience.net)
Rick Santorum is an overall good man, sincere, and with strong convictions. Unfortunately, I don’t think he has the gravitas to be a serious presidential contender (sorry can’t help myself pulling a Rove here.) Kidding aside, I do believe he’s really a great guy; I just don’t see when/where/how he got to the enlightenment that he can become our next President:
Former US Senator Rick Santorum’s name was floated around as a potential presidential candidate for 2012. It’s no secret that Santorum is definitely interested in a run, especially when he has visited key battleground states such as Iowa, South Carolina, and Florida to name a few.
Santorum admitted to contemplating a run and announced that he will make his announce his decision in the next year.
“I’m getting here. I’m getting feelers on whether people think that what I’m saying, what I’m thinking, what I’m doing and what I’ve done is something they could get behind and be supportive of.”
He sure is working hard at it; unfortunately he lost in Pennsylvania. Now Santorum is really the candidate that details the general sentiment men in the GOP feel. Why all the guys are waiting for her to say anything about 2012? C’mon guys, the water is warm, jump in!
However, one reason may prevent him from running and/or winning the nomination. And her name is Sarah Palin. As Santorum is said to be a favorite among social conservatives, Palin quadruples the popularity among that group. He admits, if Palin runs for president, she’ll “take a lot of air out of the room, that’s for sure.“
“She is such a media star, I would think it’s hard for her to have normal interactions with voters. I have my own challenges and that’s getting the crowd. Her problem isn’t getting the crowd, it’s sort of having more real-time with people. I get plenty of real-time and that lower profile works for me in a way that I can go do things that are just going to be harder for her.”
Sorry Mr. Santorum, but Governor Palin has had interactions with voters ever since she was starting her political career in Alaska. I disagree with the “media star” statement too, because it really does not apply to her. It was applied to Obama ever since he pre-stumped with his first speech.
- Santorum: I’ll decide on 2012, next year. Admits, Palin will be a challenge (riehlworldview.com)
- Rick Santorum for President? (simuleustisetpecator.wordpress.com)
- You: Santorum Forms Iowa PAC; 2012 Presidential Run Looks More Likely (newsweek.com)
- Rick Santorum Appears In Gay GOP Activist’s 2012 Campaign Ad (huffingtonpost.com)
- Twittering to the White House: Mitt Romney Does Dishes, Rick Santorum Bores His Kids (slog.thestranger.com)
Again, it is the “damned if you do, damned if you don’t” scenario. Can’t make ‘em happy, either way. If she did show interest to go after Michael Steele‘s RNC Chairman position that would be incredible news to the lamestream media, because:
AT LEAST SHE’S RUNNING FOR SOMETHING.
Governor Palin‘s official statement:
“I respect the desire to have someone in charge of the RNC who understands the wishes of the conservative grassroots and understands that power resides with the people and not the vested interests in DC. However, the primary role of the RNC chair seems be that of fundraiser-in-chief, and there are others who would probably be much more comfortable asking people for money than I would be, and they would definitely enjoy it more.”
But, because she is not interested in running for the RNC Chair (she is by far a serious fundraiser through her PAC), the decline message is this:
- Palin Rejects Run for RNC Chair (newser.com)
- Tea Party Nation President Wants ‘Superstar’ Sarah Palin For RNC Chair (huffingtonpost.com)
- Sarah Palin Passes On RNC (blogs.abcnews.com)
Oklahoma had their primary yesterday and it’s pretty much cut-and-dry. From Politics Daily:
In Oklahoma, there were two GOP runoff elections for House. Political novice James Lankford beat Kevin Calvey, a former state lawmaker and Iraq war veteran, to become the nominee in the 5th Congressional District, according to The Associated Press. The seat is being vacated by Rep. Mary Fallin, a Republican, who is running for governor.
In the 2nd District, GOP voters chose veterinarian Charles Thompson over 26-year-old rancher Daniel Edmonds, to take on Democratic Rep. Dan Boren in the general election.
U.S. House – District 2 – GOP Runoff
August 24, 2010 – 11:04PM ET
Oklahoma – 570 of 570 Precincts Reporting – 100%
Thompson , Charles GOP 7,489 67%
Edmonds , Daniel GOP 3,644 33%
U.S. House – District 5 – GOP Runoff
August 24, 2010 – 11:04PM ET
Oklahoma – 324 of 324 Precincts Reporting – 100%
Lankford , James GOP 29,814 65%
Calvey , Kevin GOP 15,899 35%