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Gary Johnson Rules Out Third Party Bid, Bets Big on NH

Gary Johnson Rules Out Third Party Bid, Bets Big on NH

Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson told CNN on Thursday that he has no intention of seeking the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination in 2012. “The idea of getting elected actually appeals to me more,” said Johnson, who will appear on CNN’s “John King, USA” tomorrow night. Former […]

by · June 23, 2011 · 1 comment ·
A Little Respect for the Deceased…

A Little Respect for the Deceased…

The tiny Prohibition Party, once a significant third party in American politics, nominated little-known Jack Fellure, a retired engineer and Baptist minister from West Virginia, for the nation’s highest office earlier today at its sparsely-attended national convention in Cullman, Alabama. A newcomer to the dry […]

by · June 22, 2011 · 5 comments ·
Gingrich: ‘Campaigns Go Up and Down’

Gingrich: ‘Campaigns Go Up and Down’

Coming on the heels of another disastrous day in what has thus far been a pretty rocky campaign, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich said that he’s not interested in talking about the problems that have plagued his candidacy in recent weeks. He’s more […]

by · June 22, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Paul Pulverizes Field in Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll

Paul Pulverizes Field in Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll

Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who delivered a fiery speech to the Republican Leadership Conference yesterday, won a resounding victory in the organization’s presidential straw poll earlier today, defeating his nearest rival, Jon Huntsman, by 230 votes. Paul, who has won a string of straw polls in […]

by · June 18, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Rick Perry Raises National Profile, Beginning to Sound Like a Candidate

Rick Perry Raises National Profile, Beginning to Sound Like a Candidate

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who flirted with secession at a Tea Party rally a few years ago, told a crowd of New York Republicans Tuesday night that the Obama administration had failed miserably in handling the economy. “They promised jobs, and they delivered economic misery,” […]

by · June 15, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Ron Paul’s Reaganesque Moment

Ron Paul’s Reaganesque Moment

Except for one brief exchange, last night’s Republican presidential debate was something of a yawner as far as debates go. There were few winners and probably even fewer losers. Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul fared reasonably well while Minnesota’s Michele Bachmann most likely […]

by · June 14, 2011 · 17 comments ·
Excluded From N.H. Debate, Gary Johnson Campaigns in Iowa

Excluded From N.H. Debate, Gary Johnson Campaigns in Iowa

Arbitrarily excluded from Monday night’s debate in New Hampshire, former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson spent the evening campaigning in Iowa — site of the first-in-the-nation caucus — where he called for steep cuts in federal spending and declared that if elected president he would […]

by · June 14, 2011 · 3 comments ·
Bob Dole Says ‘Steady Hand’ Needed, Pushes Gen. Petraeus for President

Bob Dole Says ‘Steady Hand’ Needed, Pushes Gen. Petraeus for President

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole would like to see Army Gen. David Petraeus, the top commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, as the Republican nominee against President Obama in 2012. “We’re due for another Eisenhower,” the 87-year-old Dole said during a weekend visit to his […]

by · June 13, 2011 · 0 comments ·
Pataki Says He’ll be Watching N.H. Debate Closely

Pataki Says He’ll be Watching N.H. Debate Closely

Former New York Gov. George Pataki says that he’ll be watching Monday night’s debate in New Hampshire very closely. In an op-ed piece in Friday’s New Hampshire Union Leader, the former three-term governor of New York said that he’ll be watching to see which candidates — if any — […]

by · June 12, 2011 · 1 comment ·
Huntsman Slams Obama on Economy

Huntsman Slams Obama on Economy

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who is expected to declare his candidacy in the next week and a half, told CNN’s Candy Crowley that President Obama has failed miserably when it comes to the economy. “On the economic side, there are no signs of success, […]

by · June 11, 2011 · 0 comments ·