Monday, December 17, 2007

GOP Primary News Sweep

Huckabee:
  • RedState has a great article detailing Huckabee's "left-wing" criticisms of President Bush.

  • Mitt says Huckabee is just "another Bill Clinton".

  • Additional attacks on Huckabee highlight his record on taxes in Arkansas and his 180 on illegal immigration (he supported in-state tuition benefits for illegals) "We used to call him our pro-life, pro-gun liberal." (source)

  • Something I didn't know: "As governor of Arkansas five years ago, Mike Huckabee joined a bipartisan chorus of politicians who concluded that the U.S. trade embargo against Cuba was bad for businesses." (source)


  • Romney:
  • I have to be honest, I don't really dig guys that cry in public --or weep in private.

  • On Meet the Press Romney claimed that he was endorsed by the NRA...but he wasn't.
    And, of course, another article I found interesting about Mormanism and Christianity.

  • Townhall.com thinks this is "Romney's race to lose."






    Paul:
  • Holy Crap, Ron Paul raised $6 million dollars in 24 hours in a "tea party re-enactment"...

  • The man that has raised over $10 million for Paul, Trevor Lyman, is a disgruntled former Democrat (in name only considering he's never voted) that was drawn to Paul after the new Democratic Congress didn't pull our troops from Iraq.


  • Giuliani:
  • Unfortunately for Giuliani, it looks like it will be hard for him to get the 'woman's vote' (didn't take a rocket scientist). More women are willing to forgive Monica Lewinsky than Judith Giuliani. Women don't want a 'homewrecker' in the White House.

  • Other bad news for a man running on his 9/11 performance: NY Firefighters are planning to "swift boat" him. (A new political term has taken birth on our watch...)





  • Thompson:
  • Tom Puzzo, who has served in the Air Force under eight Presidents, says, "FRED THOMPSON is the best person to lead this country. He is a true conservative and has been his entire life. All one has to do is check his record to see this." This is a great article.

  • Thompson knows that Iowa is a make-or-break state for his campaign.

  • FDT may not be winning top numbers in the polls, but he is definitely leading in the OpEd wars. There are more positive pieces out there about him than other candidates. Here's another great one:
    "...Fred Thompson may not have double-digit numbers in the polls. He may not say a whole lot. He seems laid back and not a "go-getter," but listen to what he says and how he says it. He knows his government and politics. He is in touch with the "real people" and not the same kind of money-makers Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and Mayor Rudy Giuliani stroke..." (source)
  • No comments: