mitt romney, the presidential nominee of the GOP (aka republican party) spoke last week during the naacp convention. you can watch his full speech here:
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“This is Romney: He knows what is wrong with a car engine, and he knows how to rebuild that engine — but he doesn’t acknowledge the person driving the car,” that’s a quote from a guy who worked on the romney campaign in 2011, as reported by the washingtonpost.com
also there’s a new commercial comparing romney to john kerry. and east coaster who also had a problem connecting with people.
january 2 is a full day for ron paul. from 10am – 5:30pm he’s crisscrosing across iowa. can he win in iowa. definitely yes. but the curious thing is that ron is taking his son (senator) rand paul along for the ride. possibly preparing him for a run in 2016?
and the lies about ron paul are festering among the mainstreamm media. both the economist (the economist!) and new york magazine are declaring that ron paul will launch a 3rd party run. when in fact he has repeatedly said that he’s not interested in making a 3rd party run.
we are a big fan of gop candidate john huntsman because we think he’s got the best hair. what’s your opinion? watch his lincoln-douglas debate with newt gingrich by clicking here.
fox news hosted the most recent republican debate on december 15 in iowa –site of the first presidential primary. during the debate–the second without herman cain, the participants were asked the electability question. to which ron paul replied, anyone on the stage could defeat barack obama. watch the full debate here.
you can watch yesterday’s (december 19) republican debate here that took place at drake university. unfortunately abc would not allow john huntsman to participate because he didn’t meet their polling requirements. which is a total scam. newt gingrich, michele bachmann, ron paul, mitt romney and the 2 ricks–perry and santorum were in attendance. we’re just waiting for the day when the 2 ricks do a rick roll. herman cain was not in attendance.
there are those who believed that when suddenly loads of states decided to move their primaries up that this would have a positive effect on mitt romney’s campaign.
as the theory goes, the democrats like to look for new meat in their primaries while republicans let different candidates court them, yet ultimately go for the person with the brand name. in 1980 ronald reagan beat george w. bush. in 2000 george bush beat john mccain and in 2008 mccain won the gop’s primaries.
so when newt gingrich imploded last summer and seemed to be wallowing in the 5 – 10 % wilderness for the next few months, the u.s. press along with the uk press (namely the economist–which should be ashamed of itself) decided to hand the mantle to mitt romney.
but is he a brand? this is the question.
fox news broadcasts the republican presidential presidential forum tonight at 8pm EST –that’s east coast u.s. time for those of you who don’t know the difference between GMT, CET, EST, etc. mike huckabee is the host. watch it in full here if you miss it. update: john huntsman and hermain cain did not participate.
the first presidential primary of the 2012 election is less than 5 weeks away and the 2 dudes who have risen to the top are named mitt and newt. but mitt romney seems reluctant to take off his mits as he has declined to participate in a lincoln-douglas style debate (see our previous post) with newt gingrich. if romney suddenly breaks down, the event is tentatively scheduled for december 19.