GOP Presidential Hopefuls Mike Huckabee & Mitt Romney Lead Barack Obama in Hypothetical Poll for 2012 Presidential Election

November 4, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

The dust and carnage has yet to settle from the historic 60+ pick up by the GOP in the House, 10+ Governorships, 6 pick ups in the Senate and 680 state legislators … the focus now turns to 2012 Presidential election.

According to a new CNN/Opinion poll, Mike Huckabee leads Barack Obama 52% to 44%, while Mitt Romney has a 50% to 45% advantage over the once “Obamamessiah. Barck Obama looks to be a“One Term One-der”.  Presently Obama has a Presidential Daily Tracking poll of -16 with Rasmussen and 45% approval – 50% disapproval rating with Real Clear Politics.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday also indicates that at the unofficial start of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the field of possible contenders appears wide open with no front-runner.

According to the poll, 21 percent of Republicans say they would most likely support former Arkansas Gov. and 2008 GOP White House candidate Mike Huckabee for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination, with 20 percent saying they’d back former Massachusetts Gov. and 2008 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, 14 percent supporting Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, and 12 percent backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia.

So much fore the brain surgeons at MSNBC who stated in their disgraceful coverage election eve that no Republican could beat Barack Hussein Obama in 2012. No one, eh? There is much speculation that Sarah Palin will run; however, it appears that it may be a huge field in the GOP primary is possible candidates like Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour, Newt Gingrich and many, many more.

In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, Huckabee leads Obama 52 – 44 percent, while Romney has a 50-45 point advantage, which is within the poll’s sampling error. Obama hold a 49-47 percent margin over Gingrich.

However, the real question for 2012 is whether Obama will be the Democrat Presidental candidate. The independents have already abandoned him. Is it possible that his LEFT-wing base will do the same if Obama moves away from the promises he made to the LEFT? What if Obama extends the Bush tax cuts for all, included to so-called rich. Is it possible that he will bechallenged in the Democrat promaries from the LEFT by the likes of Howard Dean or from the RIGHT by Hillary Clinton?

Dean is different. He has run for president before — albeit briefly — which is not essential but can be very helpful. He is still a hero to many young people for his pioneering use of the Internet as a political tool. Most important, he appeals to liberals for his dramatic challenge to Democrats to stop being wimps and rolling over for George W. Bush. In 2003, Dean said he represented “the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party,” a call that might sound appealing now to liberals who fear Obama will compromise even further with Republicans. And Dean, a doctor, was a champion of the health care public option, which Obama abandoned.

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GOP Presidential Hopefuls Mike Huckabee & Mitt Romney Lead Barack Obama in Hypothetical Poll for 2012 Presidential Election

November 4, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

The dust and carnage has yet to settle from the historic 60+ pick up by the GOP in the House, 10+ Governorships, 6 pick ups in the Senate and 680 state legislators … the focus now turns to 2012 Presidential election.

According to a new CNN/Opinion poll, Mike Huckabee leads Barack Obama 52% to 44%, while Mitt Romney has a 50% to 45% advantage over the once “Obamamessiah. Barck Obama looks to be a“One Term One-der”.  Presently Obama has a Presidential Daily Tracking poll of -16 with Rasmussen and 45% approval – 50% disapproval rating with Real Clear Politics.

A CNN/Opinion Research Corp. survey released Thursday also indicates that at the unofficial start of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, the field of possible contenders appears wide open with no front-runner.

According to the poll, 21 percent of Republicans say they would most likely support former Arkansas Gov. and 2008 GOP White House candidate Mike Huckabee for their party’s 2012 presidential nomination, with 20 percent saying they’d back former Massachusetts Gov. and 2008 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, 14 percent supporting Palin, the former Alaska governor and 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, and 12 percent backing former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia.

So much fore the brain surgeons at MSNBC who stated in their disgraceful coverage election eve that no Republican could beat Barack Hussein Obama in 2012. No one, eh? There is much speculation that Sarah Palin will run; however, it appears that it may be a huge field in the GOP primary is possible candidates like Mike Pence, Mitch Daniels, Haley Barbour, Newt Gingrich and many, many more.

In a hypothetical 2012 matchup, Huckabee leads Obama 52 – 44 percent, while Romney has a 50-45 point advantage, which is within the poll’s sampling error. Obama hold a 49-47 percent margin over Gingrich.

However, the real question for 2012 is whether Obama will be the Democrat Presidental candidate. The independents have already abandoned him. Is it possible that his LEFT-wing base will do the same if Obama moves away from the promises he made to the LEFT? What if Obama extends the Bush tax cuts for all, included to so-called rich. Is it possible that he will bechallenged in the Democrat promaries from the LEFT by the likes of Howard Dean or from the RIGHT by Hillary Clinton?

Dean is different. He has run for president before — albeit briefly — which is not essential but can be very helpful. He is still a hero to many young people for his pioneering use of the Internet as a political tool. Most important, he appeals to liberals for his dramatic challenge to Democrats to stop being wimps and rolling over for George W. Bush. In 2003, Dean said he represented “the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party,” a call that might sound appealing now to liberals who fear Obama will compromise even further with Republicans. And Dean, a doctor, was a champion of the health care public option, which Obama abandoned.

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Presidential Mojo No Substitute for Understanding America

November 4, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Almost two years ago, after President Obama’s obsequious bow before a Saudi prince, many Americans began to wonder whether this “ href=”http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-9ry38AhbU”>citizen of the world” knew what he was doing with America’s foreign policy. The passage of time has revealed a stunning lack of diplomatic sophistication and a dangerous misunderstanding of America’s role in the world.

In a new issue of Foreign Policy magazine, foreign policy experts offer President Obama a “ href=”http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2010/10/11/a_plan_b_for_obama”>Plan B” to supplement the White House’s incoherent and ineffective foreign policy agenda – in their words, to help the president “find his mojo again.” But has Barack Obama ever had this certain je ne sais quoi when it comes to American diplomacy?

As a presidential candidate, Obama so resolutely criticized American foreign policy and expressed such confidence in his persuasive abilities that many people came to expect that he held the secret to global harmony, a secret that had eluded so many of America’s past statesmen. But two years of href=”http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2009/06/barack-obamas-top-10-apologies-how-the-president-has-humiliated-a-superpower”>apology-based diplomacy have revealed the failures of a foreign policy that refuses to see the world as it is.

President Obama and his closest White House advisors also fundamentally misunderstand America, so it is no surprise that they misunderstand the role of American diplomacy in the world. According to Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell’s href=”http://www.heritage.org/Events/2010/11/Mitch-McConnell”>remarks at the Heritage Foundation on Thursday, the biggest foreign policy difference between Congressional Republicans and the Obama administration hinges on a basic question: “Whether or not America is an exceptional country.” id=”more-46171″> /> href=”http://articles.latimes.com/print/2009/apr/28/opinion/oe-kirchick28″>Responding to a journalist during an April 2009 trip to Strasbourg, France, Obama declared:  “I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.” In essence, President Obama href=”http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/05/defending-freedom-is-a-choice”>does not believe that America is exceptional among the nations of the earth.

This understanding signals an historic shift in how U.S. presidents talk about America, and has real-world ramifications for a host of U.S. foreign policy issues. Despite multiple overtures to the Iranian regime, Iran is moving rapidly toward nuclear armament. Despite an exhilarating and hopeful speech in Ankara last year, Turkey (America’s NATO ally) href=”../2010/11/02/turkey%e2%80%99s-new-threat-assessment-a-challenge-for-washington/”>now seems determined to undermine U.S. interests in the region. The administration’s actions in the Middle East have also alienated the United States’ close partner in the region, Israel. And despite good intentions, the reset button with Russia appears to be disconnected from reality. In a reversal of Ronald Reagan’s peace through strength policy, Obama has embraced a foreign policy of peace through apology.

In a show of weakness this summer, the U.S. remained remarkably silent about href=”http://www.economist.com/node/16705501″>government crackdowns on Christians and Shia Muslims in Morocco, one of America’s closest Arab allies. The Moroccan government href=”http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11966″>kicked out Christian aid workers who ran an orphanage in Morocco, on the grounds that they were converting orphans to Christianity. The sound of America’s voice in support of religious freedom for persecuted religious minorities should be just as loud as the President’s apology for America’s past imperfections. Actually, it should be much louder, since America’s voice can actually make a difference in remedying current injustices.

But such assertions require the confidence that America’s principles of religious, political, and economic liberty are fundamentally superior to those of nations that practice oppression. This confidence in the superiority of America’s principles and history of promoting those principles abroad is apparently not held by the current president.

For a robust diplomacy that represents American interests and ideals, U.S. officials have to understand the essence of America. In a href=”http://site.heritage.org/understandingamerica/”>new series published by The Heritage Foundation, Matthew Spalding offers his own advice – stop misunderstanding America! Consider href=”http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2010/09/why-is-america-exceptional”>his piece a primer for anyone – including sitting presidents – who can’t quite wrap their mind around the idea that America has had and should continue to have an exceptional role to play in the world.

Apparently one needs more than a tropical birthplace, a stamp-filled passport, and a cosmopolitan flair in order to successfully represent the United States among the world’s different countries and cultures. One needs an understanding of the impressive history and principles of American statecraft and the humility to see the world as it is.

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Looking at the 2012 Presidential Field

November 4, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

As voters left the polls on Tuesday, CNN asked Republicans in three key states who they want as their presidential nominee in 2012.

Iowa: Romney 21%, Huckabee 21%, Palin 18%, Gingrich 7%

New Hampshire: Romney 39%, Gingrich 19%, Palin 18%, Huckabee 11%

South Carolina: Palin 25%, Huckabee 24%, Romney 21%, Gingrich 20%

In match ups against President Obama, Huckabee leads 52% to 44% and Romney is ahead 50% to 45%. However, Obama beats Gingrich 49% to 47% and tops Palin 52% to 44%.
Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire

CNN/Opinion Research Poll – October 27-30 – 2012 Presidential Election

November 4, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

TOPICS: Favorable ratings on Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, general election match-ups with all four versus Barack Obama, Republicans’ choice for 2012 nominee, Democrats’ views on Obama as 2012 nominee

Full results (pdf)


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Former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson To Launch Presidential Bid In February?

November 2, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

Gary Johnson isn’t your typical Republican.

He supported Ron Paul in 2008, and has spent a good part of the 2010 election season speaking out in favor of California’s Prop 19, which would legalize marijuana. At the same time, he had a fairly successful eight years as Governor of New Mexico, and is one of that small set of Republican politicians who has been fairly consistent in governing as the fiscal conservative he campaigned as.

That’s why I find this possibility very interesting:

Gary Johnson, former New Mexico governor, is hinting he will announce a 2012 presidential bid early next year — in February, to be exact.

Although Johnson refused to directly discuss his widely anticipated run, he did suggest in a meeting with The Daily Caller that should he run, he would announce his candidacy in February.

Johnson would be an incredible long shot, of course, but his candidacy would give voice to a libertarian-oriented wing of the GOP that, until now, only had a few Representatives like Ron Paul, Dana Rohrbacher, and Tom McClintock to count as one of it’s own. He’s one of the few potential Republican candidates for 2012 that actually interests me, so hopefully he’ll be able to make some kind of an impact.




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The Presidential Planner

November 2, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

President Obama, as of now, will spend Election Day behind-closed-doors at the White House today with no public events.



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Barbour: Presidential considerations start tomorrow

November 1, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

(CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour reiterated his pledge to help Republican gubernatorial candidates until very end, telling CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on Monday that he will start to think about a potential 2012 presidential run only after Tuesday’s election results come in.

“I’ve said from the very beginning, I wasn’t gonna do anything about anything except governors’ races through tomorrow. We can’t wait ’til 2012 to start taking our country back,” the Republican Governors Association (RGA) chairman said.

The RGA head has been extremely active this election cycle, raising money and campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidates across the country. But Barbour has made no bones about his own future political ambitions.

“I’m gonna sit down after tomorrow and see if there’s anything to think about. But I don’t feel any time pressure over the next few weeks or months, we’ll see if Marsha thinks it’s a good idea and whether others think it’s a good idea,” Barbour said in an interview that aired on CNN’s John King, USA Monday.

Barbour also offered a terse “no” at the suggestion that he would try to unseat Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steel next year, as some have speculated.

“As governor of Mississippi I have a full time job…I couldn’t do that unless I resigned as governor of Mississippi which I’m certainly not about to do,” Barbour said.

Barbour previously served as RNC chairman from 1993 to 1997.


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Barbour: Presidential considerations start tomorrow

November 1, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

(CNN) – Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour reiterated his pledge to help Republican gubernatorial candidates until very end, telling CNN Chief National Correspondent John King on Monday that he will start to think about a potential 2012 presidential run only after Tuesday’s election results come in.

“I’ve said from the very beginning, I wasn’t gonna do anything about anything except governors’ races through tomorrow. We can’t wait ’til 2012 to start taking our country back,” the Republican Governors Association (RGA) chairman said.

The RGA head has been extremely active this election cycle, raising money and campaigning for Republican gubernatorial candidates across the country. But Barbour has made no bones about his own future political ambitions.

“I’m gonna sit down after tomorrow and see if there’s anything to think about. But I don’t feel any time pressure over the next few weeks or months, we’ll see if Marsha thinks it’s a good idea and whether others think it’s a good idea,” Barbour said in an interview that aired on CNN’s John King, USA Monday.

Barbour also offered a terse “no” at the suggestion that he would try to unseat Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steel next year, as some have speculated.

“As governor of Mississippi I have a full time job…I couldn’t do that unless I resigned as governor of Mississippi which I’m certainly not about to do,” Barbour said.

Barbour previously served as RNC chairman from 1993 to 1997.


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The Presidential Planner

November 1, 2010 · Posted in The Capitol · Comment 

From Sunlen Miller : After a weekend of campaigning in four states President Obama will spend Election eve behind-closed-doors at the White House today. In the morning, the President will receive the Presidential Daily Briefing and meet with senior advisors…



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