Post-mortem Caffeinated Thoughts on the 2012 Iowa Caucuses

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Here’s some random observations on the caucus season which has just concluded and we’ve either enjoyed or endured, depending upon your view: Much has already been said about the Kent Sorenson switcharoo, but one thing I haven’t heard as yet is discussion on the implications of the flap upon the Christian faith. Sorenson, Michele Bachmann, […]

Sarah Palin and the Tea Party of America Fiasco

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Having read Craig Robinson’s piece on Sarah Palin’s supposed inability to run a national campaign based off the what transpired on Wednesday regarding her upcoming speech on Saturday has left me wondering. If it rains tomorrow, like forecasters predict it will, I suppose Robinson think that’s her fault as well? She’s just not ready for […]

Run, Sarah Palin Run? If I Were A Betting Man…

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I wasn’t quite ready to bet on it back in April, but it seems it seems like former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is getting ready for a 2012 run.  Here are a few reasons why I feel that way. Recent hires to help with travel and scheduling, along with a foreign policy advisor.  Not to […]

Mike Huckabee Launches… Not a Campaign, But An Educational Company

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If former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee was going to run for President in 2012 isn’t it strange that he is launching a new company just as the primary race is starting up?  Yet it was announced today that he is launching a new educational company, Learn Our History, LLC. A press release sent out said […]

Possible Signs of Sarah Palin Running in 2012?

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Sarah Palin has been making some news and I was too busy with stuff happening in Iowa to cover it, but I do want to give it some attention now.  There is movement on the Palin front.  Here are some things that make me go hmmmm…. 1. A new and improved SarahPAC website.  It is […]

Mike Huckabee Opting Out of 2012 or Just Content Losing Former Iowa Staff?

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I know, I know people will say… he hasn’t made a decision yet.  He told me as much a couple of weeks ago.  I know also he seems to be listening to Bob Vander Plaats’ horrible advice to wait it out after the Ames Straw Poll.  That is awfully late to be getting into Iowa […]

Michele Bachmann Makes Statement in 2012 Republican Money Race

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Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) took a big step in establishing herself as a serious contender in the 2012 Presidential race should she run.  She reported today that in the first quarter of 2011 she raised more than $2 Million – $1.7 Million for her congressional re-election campaign and an additional $500,000 for Michele PAC. Presidential […]

The Haley Barbour and Mike Huckabee Love Fest

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Jonathan Martin had a post up at POLITICO today that indicated that Governor Haley Barbour (R-MS) and Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) may or may not have met together. Ok, this is Jonathan Martin so we have to take the story somewhat with a grain of salt since again none of the “aides” interviewed had names…. […]

A Tale of Two Minnesotans: Comparing Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann on Education

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Below is a side by side contrast between the two prospective 2012 presidential candidates from Minnesota: Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) on education.  There is a similarity in their positions on parental choice in education, but with their positions regarding federal involvement in education… not so much. Michele Bachmann Is […]

Mike Huckabee Interview: His 2012 Decision and Christian Involvement in Politics

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I spoke with former Governor Mike Huckabee (R-AR) Thursday on behalf of KTIA Radio (99.3 FM/1260 AM) before the Iowa Pastors Renewal Project Conference (which will be webcast today).  This is my second time speaking with him in person, and I’ve enjoyed both experiences as he was incredibly friendly and easy going.  He was not […]

Michele Bachmann Interview: Prayerfully Considering 2012 Run; Obama Mishandling Libya

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Yesterday I had the chance to catch up with Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) at the WHO Radio studios in Des Moines as she finished up an interview there with Jan Mickelson.  Right before she and I spent a few minutes together she did a phone interview with Jon Scott on Fox News and recorded a […]

Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann, and Ron Paul Court Iowa Homeschoolers

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Three prospective 2012 presidential candidates were in Des Moines yesterday and they were courting Iowa’s homeschoolers: Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain, Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) and Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) were able to speak to a group of 800 homeschooling parents and students at an event hosted by the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators.  […]

Donald Trump Heads to Iowa

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The Republican Party of Iowa announced today that Donald Trump will headline their annual Lincoln Dinner on Friday, June 10th in Des Moines.  They said it will be his first visit to Iowa this caucus season. Party Chairman Matt Strawn noted how Trump at CPAC caught the eye of many political observers nationally and here […]

Wise 2012 Iowa Caucus Candidates Get Homeschooling Families On Their Side

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The Sioux City Journal ran an AP article citing the growing evangelical clout that will shape this upcoming caucus. I’m not sure I would call it growing… I think better organized would be a better way to describe what is going on in evangelical circles.  I think it has always ben present, but it hasn’t […]

And Now There Are Two–Newt Gingrich Announces 2012 Presidential Exploratory Committee

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The first person to start a presidential exploratory committee was  Herman Cain, and today he is joined by former Spaker Newt Gingrich who announced the formation of his 2012 Presidential Exploratory Committee – Newt Explore 2012. Well those who have formally announced their intentions are trickling in… who do you think will pull the trigger […]