A Rasmussen Reports survey of likely Republican primary voters asked if it would be good, or bad, for Republicans if former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Texas Governor Rick Perry, or former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani entered the presidential race.
A plurality of respondents, 45 percent, said it would be bad for Republicans if Palin entered the race, while 36 percent said it would be good for Republicans. The same percentage favored Perry entering the race, but only 21 percent thought a Perry candidacy would be bad for Republicans.
Though he claimed no interest for months, some close to Perry have acknowledged that he is now reconsidering and may enter the race. Perry is the longest serving governor in Texas and is expected to do well among social conservatives and Southerners. more >>
The starting gate is open and Republican presidential hopefuls, both declared and soon-to-be declared, are off and running.
In a bold and feisty move, Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota took the opportunity to announce on Monday to a national audience she filed papers earlier in the day for an “exploratory committee,” which is the first step candidates must officially take to run for the presidency.
The debate in New Hampshire produced few surprises, but did give viewers and analyst a glimpse into the personalities and priorities of the seven who participated. Issues relating to the economy and recent recession were discussed at length, but the candidates' positions on social issues drew both distinctions and differences between the seven who participated. more >>
The candidates are arriving and the stage has been set for Monday night’s Republican Presidential primary debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester, N.H.
It will be the first televised debate among the prime contenders for the Republican nomination for the 2012 presidential elections.
Political analysts say the candidate who can turn the economy around will be the candidate who wins the election, but family advocates are calling on Republican leaders to return America to a true and prosperous nation by standing on traditional values. more >>
Sarah Palin’s emails, released late last week demonstrating how she found strength and guidance in her Christian faith, are the latest target of the mainstream media.
National Journal included Palin’s prayer for God’s guidance on the Alaska’s budget in what it featured as the top 10 “revelations” from her emails Sunday. “I have been praying for wisdom on this ... God will have to show me what to do on the people’s budget because I don’t yet know the right path ... He will show me though,” Palin was quoted as saying in an email.
This was one of the 13,000 emails from her first 21 months as the governor of Alaska released last Friday. more >>
Alaska officials will release 24,199 pages of Sarah Palin’s emails today after the first public records request was made.
Seventeen media organizations and individuals will each receive six 50-pound boxes of printed and partially redacted copies of emails from Palin’s term as governor through 2008. Palin’s emails from the McCain presidential campaign are not included in what will be made available.
In an interview on Fox News Sunday, Palin indicated there isn’t much news in the emails. “Every rock in the Palin household that could ever be kicked over and uncovered anything, it’s already been kicked over,” she said. more >>