Monday, May 14, 2007

Mitt Romney takes the Lead in Michigan

In a poll recently released by American Research Group, Mitt Romney is in the lead in Michigan with 24% of the vote. This number is triple what his support was in February, just 3 months ago.

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

The Reverend Al Sharpton's Recent Comments

Al Sharpton certainly was very, very vocal about the comments Don Imus made towards the women Rutger's basketball team. In fact, Sharpton was one of the leading forces which caused the termination of Don Imus. Sharpton spoke out against bigotry and said that there is no place in America for those types of comments. Really?

Then, on Monday during a debate with Christopher Hitchens, Sharpton made the following comment -

“As for the one Mormon running for office, those who really believe in God will defeat him anyways, so don’t worry about that; that’s a temporary situation."

The one word in that statement that really stuck out to me like a sore thumb is "really". Those who really believe in God. So here Sharpton accuses Romney of not having any belief in God. If Sharpton were to look very closely at each of the candidates in this Presidential race (both Democrat and Republican) he would see that Romney's personal life and values reflect a very strong belief in God, if any of them believe and follow the values bestowed by a Supreme Being it would be Mitt Romney.

But that's beside the point. Romney's camp responded to Sharpton's comment the following way -

“It is terribly disheartening and disappointing to hear Reverend Sharpton offer such appalling comments about a fellow American’s faith. America is a nation of many faiths and common values, and bigotry toward anyone because of their beliefs is unacceptable.”

Sharpton, if you're going to speak in a bigoted way toward another individual, at least don't do it within a month of leading the march to fire a famous talk show host for doing the same.
Mitt Romney's Chances at Winning the Republican Nomination

Mitt Romney is now leading in the nation's first primary by a comfortable margin but Texas holds the key to Mitt Romney's success.
Washington D.C. (PRWEB) May 9, 2007 --'s latest New Hampshire poll shows that the former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, is leading in the nation's first primary by a comfortable margin. According to the poll of 551 likely Republican primary voters, Romney has 32% support followed by Giuliani and McCain with 23% and 22% support respectively.
"Supporters of the Romney campaign for president should expect more good news in the following weeks." says, the nation's leading centralized location for up-to-the minute polls from more than 20 polling agencies. stresses that this is just one of many pieces of good news the Romney campaign has had in recent months. On April 2, 2007, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign reported that it raised more than any other GOP candidate, $20 million dollars. Then following the first GOP debate, according to a NewsMax internet poll, Mitt Romney was deemed the winner by 47%; 3 times more than Giuliani and almost 7 times more than McCain. "Although the NewsMax poll is non-scientific, at 47%, it still attests to the success the former governor had at the debate especially among true right winged conservatives." says They further pointed out that the frontrunners Giuliani and McCain are seen as being too moderate for the conservative base, a reason for Romney's latest success.
According to the web site, Giuliani stood the most to lose at the first debate and he did. "Giuliani waffled on the issue of abortion," says David Terr of Terr points out that Giuliani's slip helps give life to other candidates aside from McCain and himself. "Voters are afraid of voting for a candidate that has no chance of winning but with Romney's latest successes, conservatives are overcoming their caution on the candidate because it is looking like the race is very much up for grabs."
New Hampshire is geographically beneficially for Romney. Being from Massachusetts, he can better connect with voters from the state. Romney still lags behind in national polls, a measure of widespread notability. Many states have pushed up their state's primaries to February 5, 2008 which means that it might not be enough to only do well in Iowa and New Hampshire as it was for John Kerry in 2004. Because if that were the case then every governor and senator of Iowa and New Hampshire would become the eventual winner of the presidency.
Giuliani seems to be a shoe-in to win New York. In the Siena College poll of 980 likely registered voters on April 16-20, 2007, Giuliani more than triples second place candidate McCain 47-16. He has a sizeable lead in California as well. Of the big three states (New York, California, and Texas) Romney needs to campaign hard in Texas for a couple of reasons. It's strong conservative base resonates well with his political views; and the race is the closest in Texas. With its large number of delegates and if it moves up to February 5, Texas could be the key to a successful Romney candidacy. The Texas house has already approved moving the state's primary election to February but it is pending in the state senate.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Romney response to Catholic and Abortion questions

I loved the responses of Mitt Romney to all of the questions directed at him during the debate, but two of these especially stuck out in my mind.

The first of these was the question regarding the change Romney has had in his stance on abortion. His response was clear, concise, and honest. The moderator followed-up by saying that his change on the issue seemed very convenient (which is not true as his stance evolved several years ago while he was Governor of MA). But Romney responded very well by repeating exactly what he had stated initially. It came across very well I thought.

The second was the question from Chris Matthews about Roman Catholics preventing certain public officials from taking communion. This seemed to me to be an absolutely absurd question to be asking during a Presidential debate, but Romney seized the opportunity, joked about it and then proceeded to, basically, lecture Chris Matthews about the principle of separation of Church and State.

Check out highlights of these 2 questions/responses as well as others below -

GOP Debate analysis

Dick Morris must have been watching a different debate last week, how else could he have come to the conclusion that anyone other than Mitt Romney came out on top. The headline for 2 of his columns on his website read "MSNBC, Politico biased against Rudy in GOP Debate" and "John McCain wins first GOP Debate, but MSNBC shows anti-Guiliani bias".

Here is the problem I have with Morris' arguments. First, he complained that Romney was first in line to answer questions - but as announced at the beginning of the debate, the order of the debaters was decided randomly. Second, Morris' argument of the anti-Giuliani bias implies the left-wing (Chris Matthews and MSNBC hosted this debate) would most fear a Giuliani nomination. I believe it is obvious, and becoming even more so everyday, that Romney would pose the greatest threat to the Democratic party placing the next president of the United States, not Rudy Giuliani. Guiliani is too centered on social issues (which came out clearly during the debate) and would lose many voters to the Democratic nominee.

Please, don't take my word for it though, check out the video below evidencing the overwhelming sentiment that Romney came out on top of this first debate -

Also, Nina Easton, a Fox News Contributor, was not real high on Romney's performance when analyzing the debate, but honestly admitted that her husband was an advisor to the John McCain campaign.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Romney - Gather Data, Lower Taxes and Fight Evil

The link below is a video clip of Mitt Romney speaking on two different occasions addressing, among other things, the tragic events that took place on the Virginia Tech campus this past Monday.

It is evident from watching him speak that he would do all in his power to protect America against evil and those people that strive to take from us our way of life.