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Obama’s New Hampshire Poll Numbers Mirror Nixon in '72

Obama’s New Hampshire Poll Numbers Mirror Nixon in ’72

While calls for a progressive challenger to President Obama in the 2012 Democratic primaries have all but subsided over the past several weeks, there still appears to be a substantial bloc of Democratic voters in New Hampshire who aren’t sure that they’ll support Obama in the state’s January 24 primary. According to a Granite State [...]

Ron Paul To Officially Enter Race on Friday?

Ron Paul To Officially Enter Race on Friday?

Congressman Ron Paul, who launched a Presidential exploratory committee in late April may be ready to pull the trigger on an official campaign for President in 2012. Paul’s schedule sheepishly notes, of his appearance in Exeter, New Hampshire, that: “I may have a special announcement.” This will be the third Presidential campaign for the outspoken [...]

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Guess Who Came to Dinner?

With little fanfare, former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania swept a straw poll of South Carolina Republican leaders and activists on Friday evening, a day after the the first Republican presidential debate of 2012. “They say half of life is just showing up,” said Santorum, unintentionally parroting comedian Woody Allen in opening his twenty-minute speech Friday night. [...]

Buddy Roemer Debates Himself

Buddy Roemer Debates Himself

Former Louisiana governor Buddy Roemer was not allowed to participate in last Thursday’s Fox News presidential primary debate in South Carolina. That’s despite Roemer’s campaign putting up $25,000 to qualify for the South Carolina ballot, one of two barriers to entry in the debate. The debate organizers also required potential candidates to poll at 1% [...]

Bolton Wanted Bin Laden's Body

Bolton Wanted Bin Laden’s Body

Potential long-shot presidential candidate John Bolton is not happy with the way Osama bin Laden’s body was disposed of.  Bolton served as the U.S. Representative to the United Nations from August 2005 until December 2006 on a recess appointment. He resigned in December 2006 when his recess appointment would have ended because he was unable to gain [...]

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Frisbee-throwing Karger Enlivens N.H. GOP Primary

Undeterred by his exclusion from last Thursday’s Republican presidential debate in South Carolina, Fred Karger has launched a new television commercial in New Hampshire, a light-hearted and upbeat spot featuring the little-known presidential aspirant tossing a Frisbee while introducing himself to the state’s Republican voters. The ad is debuting this week on WMUR-TV in Manchester. [...]

Herman Cain Catapults into Serious Contention

Herman Cain Catapults into Serious Contention

Following a solid performance in last Thursday’s nationally-televised Republican presidential primary debate sponsored by FOX News, radio talk show host and self-described “political outsider” Herman Cain suddenly finds himself among the top choices to head his party’s ticket in the 2012 presidential election. In an on online survey conducted by IBOPE Zogby, the previously little-known [...]

Worth Reading: Harry Browne Refuses Matching Funds in 1996

Worth Reading: Harry Browne Refuses Matching Funds in 1996

As we get into the full swing of the Presidential cycle in the next few months, many of the candidates will begin to scoop up donations from around the country in pursuit of qualifying for Federal matching funds. In 1996, Libertarian Party presidential nominee Harry Browne qualified for $470,000 worth of government funds, but he [...]