By Dave Andrusko As we discussed in Parts One and Two, pro-abortion President Obama is attempting to thread the needle: embrace abortion with a zealous passion that only Planned Parenthood and NARAL could love but pretend it is pro-life Republicans Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul Ryan who are the real “zealots.” How? Three routes are …Continue reading "The Democratic National Convention—Part Three: What happens when a pro-abortionist’s bluff is called"
By Dave Andrusko Two months after winning his last state in the GOP presidential sweepstakes, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich ended his campaign today in a speech delivered in Arlington, Virginia. Gingrich said he would work to elect Republicans at all levels this fall. Describing his campaign as a “truly wild ride,” Gingrich …Continue reading "Former Speaker Gingrich Ends Presidential Campaign"
By Dave Andrusko When the results of the ten-state “Super Tuesday” are dividing 6-3-1, there is something for Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich to each take away. Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, carried the most states (six) and the most delegates, widening his lead. In addition to prevailing over Santorum by one percentage …Continue reading "Romney Carries Six States in “Super Tuesday”"
Romney Carries Nevada with 50% By Dave Andrusko The results from Saturday’s Nevada GOP caucuses did not show up officially until one o’clock in the morning on Monday, understandably leading to a barrage of criticism. While the results were never in doubt—former Gov. Mitt Romney was going to prevail—the battle for second place and whether …Continue reading "Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado Next"
By Dave Andrusko I was out of the office this week on family business, so I will attempt to use today and Friday to catch up on some of what’s transpired and hopefully what remains on Monday. Like many of you, I watched former Gov. Mitt Romney win a convincing victory in Florida’s Republican primary …Continue reading "Catching up on Election-Related Stories"
By Dave Andrusko Two recent polls showing the same exact slim advantage not only give you some idea how close the battle among Republican presidential candidates is in Florida, but also how exactly opposite conclusions can be drawn from the same numbers. One day before the second and final Republican debate in Florida, a CNN/Time/ORC …Continue reading "Two Polls Show Virtual Dead Heat in Florida between Romney and Gingrich"
By Dave Andrusko My apologies for not posting Thursday: I was in the final, final throes of preparing the latest issue of National Right to Life News. (If you are not a subscriber, you really are missing out on an invaluable information source. Call us at 202 626 8828 and join the NRL News family.) …Continue reading "Another set of twists and turns leaves South Carolina primary outcome much in doubt"
By Dave Andrusko Last Friday, the last day of the week, I ran a pair of columns, which can be summarized as (a) the Newt Gingrich Express appears to have slowed down; and (b) it would be wise to keep an eye open for a possible surprise in the January 3 Iowa caucuses and/or the …Continue reading "Rep. Paul Surging in Iowa, two new polls say"
By Dave Andrusko As befits his status as the front-runner, former Speaker Newt Gingrich was on the receiving end last night of a barrage of withering attacks from his fellow pro-life GOP presidential contenders in the final debate before the January 3 Iowa caucuses. That included what’s been politely described as a “sharp exchange over …Continue reading "Bachmann Challenges Gingrich on Abortion in Last Debate before Iowa Caucuses"
By Dave Andrusko Interesting juxtaposition. Responding to Steve Kroft of “60 Minutes,” pro-abortion President Barack Obama said in an interview aired yesterday that “It doesn’t really matter who the [Republican] nominee is going to be. The core philosophy that they’re expressing is the same.” And for good measure he added, “And the American people are …Continue reading "Obama says it doesn’t matter who opponent is, approval ratings remain in low-to-mid 40s"
By Dave Andrusko When you’re hot, you’re hot. The day before the Republican presidential candidates’ debate at Drake University in Iowa a new survey from Quinnipiac University Polling Institute finds pro-life former Speaker Newt Gingrich with a 2-1 lead over pro-life former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney among Ohio Republicans –36% to 18%. The poll was …Continue reading "New Poll Finds Gingrich Ahead in Ohio"
By Dave Andrusko As promised a quick end-of-the-day look at some of the latest poll numbers. (For those of you who like political news, please also read, “Allen, Kaine go toe to toe in first Senate Debate.”) An important thing to remember—perhaps even more significant than pro-life former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s astonishing rise from the …Continue reading "A Look at the Numbers and a Look Ahead to Saturday’s Iowa Debate"