Consensus is split among analysts trying to decide whether the nastiness of recent GOP Presidential primary debates is creating problems for the Republican Party. Many Republicans think the “friendly fire” is doing little more than ensuring Obama a victory in the 2012 election
A spotlight has been thrown on the former Governor of Massachusetts and front-running GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney. You probably have heard that Romney is a Mormon. It was much publicized earlier this month when Pastor Robert Jeffress called Mormonism a “cult” at a political gathering.
Current GOP flavor-of-the-month Herman Cain has tried to cast himself as an outsider, despite his ties to the Federal Reserve — and attempts to protect it from an audit by calling those who want one “stupid” — and his recent statement that Alan Greenspan was his idea of a good Fed chairman. But outsider he ain’t.
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.”