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Entries in Perry (7)


GOP debate in Myrtle Beach—game changer?

All eyes are on South Carolina as GOP candidates prepare to debate in Myrtle Beach. Fox News and The Wall Street Journal are sponsoring the debate to be broadcast at 9 p.m. ET. Will this debate be a game changer?

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Will South Carolina thin the GOP field?

South Carolina's natural beauty is indisputable. The Palmetto State, however, will be do-or-die for some candidates in the GOP Primary field. (View of Lake Murray by Kay B. Day)Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney now has wins in two states. Candidates are setting up shop in South Carolina, and that state’s GOP Primary will more than likely be a major factor in who stays in the race. Carolina will be the state where the field gets thinned I think.

Many media have pointed out that no other non-incumbent Republican candidate has won in both Iowa and New Hampshire since 1976.

Every time I hear 1976 mentioned in the context of Republican politics, I wonder why we’d want to remember that year.

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Virginia’s Primary mess limits Republican voters to only two choices for nominee for president

Updated on Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 4:04PM by Registered CommenterKay B. Day, Editor

Texas Governor Rick Perry and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich won’t be an option for Republican voters in the Virginia Primary. According to The Richmond Times-Dispatch, the only two candidates GOP voters can choose from are Texas Congressman Ron Paul and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

The Times-Dispatch made a big deal of the mess, calling it a Gingrich “disaster” and “failure.” It’s not the first time a daily paper took a political swipe without divulging the whole story.

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CBS omits key foreign policy and security issues, flubs final half hour of debate

Republican presidential candidates debated foreign policy on Saturday at Wofford College in Spartanburg (S.C.), one of the most scenic areas in the nation. The debate was promoted as a foreign policy debate. However, some key issues went missing, and they are issues that could impact the freedom of every American.

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Showbiz politics in play as GOP candidates prep for New Hampshire debate

Some bloggers like to armchair quarterback political campaigns, and the 2012 GOP presidential field provides a big gridiron. Many of us remember our frustration with 2008 when trying to cover the GOP nominee’s campaign was like trying to figure where the next dead space satellite would crash.

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Enough GOP candidates; Stop being suckered by media

Republicans and independents, you have been media-whipped—suckered into believing the GOP presidential field needs more candidates.  

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Cain’s victory rattles GOP and Dem establishment

Herman Cain's announcement video connects with Main Street. Cain wasn't born with a silver spoon. This screen snip comes from Cain's campaign site where you can see the whole video by clicking on this photo. Cain is shown here with his wife Gloria.Politics can rattle the blogosphere, and a perfect example occurred this past weekend with Herman Cain’s victory in the Florida straw poll. I already have stories up about Presidency 5 held in Orlando.

Republicans not beholding to the establishment in our party were thrilled Cain won. I chatted with some who were at the convention and by all accounts, Cain captured the hearts of the delegates with a fine speech and clearly communicated policies (on retirement funds and his remarkably branded 9-9-9 plan).

Cain has also focused on his own ideas and platform; he hasn't resorted to negative attacks on his fellow Republicans.

There were some disgruntled Republicans who complained that polls don’t matter.

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