Governor Chris Christie (R-NJ) headlined Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad’s annual Birthday Bash held on October 25, 2014 in Clive, IA to honor the 5-term governor.
(Alexandria, VA) Killing some time before my flight back home sitting in a coffee shop in Old Town Alexandria I thought I’d share some thoughts about my very first trip to CPAC. I was disappointed that there was not a panel on the abortion issue. Totally ignoring social issues is not the way forward especially […]
There were two polls focused on Iowa released recently. Quinnipiac in a poll released today said that President Barack Obama receives his lowest approval rating in Iowa to date at 38%. They also polled Iowa’s U.S. Senate race. In the 2014 Senate race, Congressman Bruce Braley (D-IA), gets 43 percent, while Republican candidate, former U.S. […]
Now that we can say the GOP nomination is wrapped up, as Ron Paul has admitted they won’t have enough delegates to keep Mitt Romney from the nomination and his son, Senator Rand Paul, has endorsed Romney. Lets talk VP picks. Who will be Romney’s running mate? Some names I’ve seen mentioned, not in any particular […]
It looks like we’re down to one possible late entry into the 2012 Republican primary race: Sarah Palin. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie declined entering the race. He said he has a commitment to New Jersey which is he is unwilling to abandon. I respect that. Despite big money donors who desire to play kingmaker […]
During Iowa Governor Terry Branstad’s Education Summit, I was struck by the relatively balanced list of speakers, the diversity of ideas, and the civil tone of those in attendance as they listened to everyone’s points of view. I was also fascinated by the backchannel discussions on Twitter using the hashtag #iaedsummit. The two speakers who […]
Glenn Beck has suggested that Mike Huckabee is the perfect progressive candidate for the Republican Party. I think you’ll be a bit surprised at that claim if you follow the links. This governor granted more pardons than any governor of his state since 1967 This governor struggled with a weight problem most of his […]
ABC News says that perhaps those talking about the 2012 speculation surrounding Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN) need to think bigger than a potential U.S. Senate race with incumbent Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN). ABC News has learned that Bachmann, R-Minn., also is seriously weighing whether to seek the Republican nomination for president in 2012. A source […]