CPAC 2014 Final Thoughts

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(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 […]

Response to Tom Harkin’s Praise of Cuba

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin (R-Iowa) returned from a trip to Cuba and upon his return praised Cuba’s healthcare system and education system on the Senate floor. Two Republican candidates seeking to fill his seat left open when he retires at the end of his current term responded. “As someone who has worn our nation’s uniform […]

Iowa Polls: Iowa U.S. Senate and Governor’s Races & 2016

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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. […]

The FAMiLY LEADER to Hold Leadership Summit in August

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The FAMiLY LEADER announces The 2nd Annual FAMiLY LEADERSHIP SUMMIT on Saturday, August 10th, scheduled to take place at Stephens Auditorium in Ames, IA.

Mitt Romney’s Night to Shine

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The last night, at the close of the 2012 Republican National Convention, was an extremely good night for Mitt Romney.  He connected.  He was emotional.  He seemed real – a guy that average Americans can relate to.  He showcased his resume so to speak by offering up his personal references.  The most compelling for me […]

2012 Republican National Convention Day 3 Live Stream & Open Thread

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  Schedule starting 6:00p (CST) House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio Rep. Connie Mack, R-Fla. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, R-Ga., and wife, Callista Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush Sean Duffy Frantz Placide Craig Romney (video) Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. Grant Bennett Ted & Pat Oparowsky The Finlayson Family Bob White, Romney-Ryan campaign chairman Bain […]

Marco Rubio Missed Des Moines Romney Event Due to Plane Malfunctions

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Podcast: Play in new window | Download The Romney Campaign held a victory event at the Iowa State Capitol Grounds on Saturday.  The event was supposed to headline Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL).  Instead the crowd of approximately 200 who patiently waited in the much-needed rain learned that his flight had to make an emergency landing […]

Bobby Jindal Stumps for Mitt Romney in West Des Moines

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal was in Iowa stumping for Mitt Romney today.  He spoke to a group of approximately 100 people gathered at the Kum & Go headquarters in West Des Moines after a stop in Newton later in the afternoon.  He said that President Obama will try to distract Iowans by attacking Mitt Romney […]

Veepstakes: Who Will Romney Pick as His Running Mate?

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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 […]