Ron Paul’s “Restore America” plan calls for massive Federal budget cuts to be made during his first year in office along with the elimination of five cabinet-level agencies and the lowering of corporate tax rates from 35 to 15 percent.
The incessant campaigning that President Barack Obama has been accused of in past months has apparently paid off; he raked $70.1 million in third quarter contributions for his 2012 campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Two recent polls show former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney ahead of other candidates but neck and neck with one another when it comes to preference among likely 2012 GOP primary voters.
In a roundtable-style debate Tuesday night at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire, the 2012 GOP Presidential primary candidates were given a chance to highlight their economic ideas and opinions. Some recurring themes among the candidates were evident over the course of the debate.
What is it about the Republican beauty contestants that they can’t tell the truth during debates? We told you after the Florida GOP debate about Texas Governor Rick Perry’s despicable lie. Now, it’s Herman Cain’s turn. In response to a question from Congressman Ron Paul at the New Hampshire Debate about Cain’s past comments that there was no need for an audit of the Federal Reserve, Cain flat out lied when he answered.
The mainstream political establishment and the media are terrified of Texas Congressman Ron Paul’s popularity among Americans who are frustrated about “business-as-usual” politics. Several well-established news media outlets implicate Paul as a kook, fringe candidate and poll cheat.
Most reports indicate that Perry’s strategy for winning the GOP primary is focused on highlighting the Texas economy, vilifying Romney as a wealthy, Mormon elitist and painting himself as the honest, straightforward “everyman.”
The Values Voter Summit in Washington, D.C., over the weekend gave Mitt Romney and Rick Perry further opportunity to continue their headline sparring match, shifting focus from jobs and the economy to Romney’s Mormonism. Though most headlines are focusing on Perry and Romney, Ron Paul won the Value Voters Straw Poll by a comfortable 37 percent.
Republican GOP primary candidate Mitt Romney said on Friday that he would like to see the U.S. expand its military power and continue to be involved in conflicts overseas. The candidate reportedly promised to completely review the nation’s military policy.
The poll, which was conducted from Oct. 3-5, found that 38 percent of Republicans would vote for Cain if the primary had been held at the time of the poll. Favor with the candidate has nearly doubled since the same question was asked of potential voters back in June when only 15 percent said they would vote for Cain.