John McCain’s Opposition Research on Mitt Romney

It’s ironic that the 2008 opposition research that John McCain’s campaign did on Mitt Romney has surfaced now that McCain has endorsed him.  Bits and pieces of it were released on RedState, but Andrew Kacynski posted the whole enchilada over at Buzzfeed.  He was kind enough to upload to Scribd so we can share it […]

Failure to Launch, McCotter’s Out, Endorses Romney


The Detroit News reports that Congressman Thad McCotter (R-MI) is leaving the 2012 race after failing to meet the criteria to participate in any of the debates thus far. “If they keep you out of the debates, you are out of the conversation and you can’t run,” McCotter said. “It was sort of death by […]

When Should Sarah Palin Announce Her Candidacy?

Do I want Sarah Palin to announce today that she’s running for President? Absolutely. Absolutely not. Yes, I do. Well, maybe not yet. As you can see, I’m decidedly of two minds on the issue, and I’m a staunch Sarah Palin/Allen West 2012 supporter. Just this past week, two big news events came out regarding […]

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


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 […]

The South Carolina GOP Debate, The First of Many Interviews for a Leader

It’s back… the day of campaigning is upon us, with the kick off being the first GOP debate for presidential hopefuls.  The discussion has begun asking who is “Presidential Material” and of those who participated in the debate, who won. Conversations on talk radio run the gamut from  “Who can defeat Obama in 2012?” to “Who […]

Jim DeMint and Steve King Team Up As 2012 Kingmakers

Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) and Congressman Steve King (R-IA) have teamed up to help maintain their states’ influence in the choosing the next Republican presidential nominee.  Last month, Senator DeMint spoke at an event hosted by Congressman King’s Conservative Principles PAC that featured several prospective presidential candidates.  The intent was to introduce these candidates to […]

Possible Signs of Sarah Palin Running in 2012?


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 […]

Judge Roy Moore Meets With Iowa Social Conservative Leaders


Prospective presidential candidate, former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore, has been in Iowa this week.  On Monday the announced on Jan Mickelson’s show on WHO Radio the formation of his presidential exploratory committee.  On Wednesday he met with members of American Principles Project’s Iowa Advisory Board which consists of leaders from variety of […]

Tim Pawlenty at Des Moines Tea Party Rally: “The Government is Too Damn Big”

Former Governor Tim Pawlenty (R-MN) spoke to a crowd of approximately 300  who braved the cold weather at  the 3rd Annual Des Moines Tea Party Rally held at the Iowa Capitol Building on Saturday.  He brought a message of fiscal responsibility and limited government as he hammered on promises that President Obama has made that […]

Rick Santorum on Fox News Announces He’s Officially Testing the Waters for 2012

Former Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) announced on Fox News tonight (video below) that he is officially testing the 2012 waters by setting up a presidential exploratory committee.  In a statement emailed to me tonight, former Senator Santorum said, “In 2008 Americans wanted a president who they could believe in, but after two years they realized […]

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


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 […]

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


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


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 […]

Rand Paul Isn’t Ready to Be President


I like much of what newly minted Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) represents – he believes in limited government, he’s a constitutionalist, he says he is** prolife (though some in Kentucky would disagree), and he believes in fiscal restraint and wants to cut spending at the federal level.  In my book he is a welcome addition […]