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‘2012 Presidential Race’ Archives

Oops, McCain is coming to Pensacola

The News Herald in Panama City missed in its story of Sen. John McCain campaigning for Romney in Northwest Florida that the 2008 Republican presidential nominee will be coming to Pensacola, too. There will be a Romney Meet & Greet at The Fish House, 600 S. Barracks St., tommorrow. The doors open at [...]

McCain bypasses Pensacola

Sen. John McCain is out stumping for Republican nominee Mitt Romney. He is visiting Niceville on Tuesday morning, Panama City on Tuesday night and Tallahassee Wednesday morning. Pensacola and Destin got former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee gathered support for Romney over the weekend. Read about [...]

Buzz: Huckabee to stump for Romney in Pcola on Saturday

A source close to the Mitt Romney campaign told the IN that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be in Pensacola Saturday to campaign for the GOP presidential candidate. The site for the rally hasn't been selected, but the rally is expected to be in the early evening. Stay tuned.

Romney campaign hosting events in Pensacola today

Romney campaign hosting events in Pensacola today

Congressman Jeff Miller is joining the Students for Romney today at 9 a.m. on the main campus of Pensacola State College. Pensacola Mayor Ashton Hayward is another one at the Maritime Park stadium at 2:30 p.m. To RSVP for Hayward event - visit here.

CafePress weighs in on which convention did the most for its candidate

With an average of over 130,000 new designs uploaded every week, CafePress is often seen as a Cultural Barometer®. The Meter graphs track merchandise sales trends for each presidential candidate and believes that how people spend money on political merchandise says a lot about a candidate’s [...]

Analysis of two conventions: disconnect between platform and conduct

By Sunlight Foundation... For the past two weeks, the Sunlight Foundation, non-profit that profits on transparency in government and is funded by Ford Foundation, Poytner Institute and others, was on the ground covering the money and influence at play during the Republican and Democratic national [...]

What word will President Obama say most often in speech?

What word will President Obama say most often in speech?

Paddy Power, Europe’s largest betting company, are now taking bets on which word will US President Barack Obama say most often during his campaign speech at North Carolina University on Thursday. The Irish betting house make “jobs”, something that’s always high on the agenda, their [...]

Akin’s statement called ‘medically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous’

By Shelby Smithey... The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has called the statements by Rep. Todd Akin (Rep-Missouri) on rape and pregnancy “medically inaccurate, offensive and dangerous.” Local professionals who deal with rape and domestic violence victims are disheartened [...]

What the heck is legitimate rape?

What the heck is legitimate rape?

Rep. Todd Akin opened his mouth and once again a Republican nut case has taken any meaningful debate of issues out of the media. When asked in an interview on a St. Louis television station about his views on abortion in the cases of rape, Akin, a six-term GOP member of Congress who won his [...]

Ryan drove Weinermobile

Ryan drove Weinermobile

The Wisconsin Reporter has a profile on Romney's running mate and his hometown, Janesville, Wisc. Congressman Paul Ryan was a prom king and junior class president. He drove the famous Oscar Mayer Weinermobile — as a meat salesman on summer break in college. Read more.

Segments on Opinion WSJ Live

These are the two segments with Mary Kissel on Wall St. Journal (WSJ) TV. It took awhile for me to hit my stride...and yes, my head is huge...but the segments went well. WSJ was pleased and I will do more leading up to the November election. Florida primaries Medicare discussion

Guest on Wall Street Journal TV

Guest on Wall Street Journal TV

I've been asked to be a guest on WSJ TV - Opinion Journal Live at about 4:10 pm today. We will be talking about the Florida Congressional races and the impact of the Medicare issue and Paul Ryan on the presidential race. You watch it online at http://live.wsj.com.

It’s the economy for Florida voters

By Stephanie Carroll Carson, Florida News Connection... TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida is seen as a swing state in this 2012 presidential election, and political experts say senior citizens could be the ones to swing the vote in the Sunshine State. A study released this week found that economic [...]

Janesville, Wisc. and Paul Ryan’s smalltown roots (video)

NY Times has a good story on Janesville, Wisconsin, hometown of Mitt Romney's running mate Congressman Paul Ryan. It's where Quint Studer taught school and first got into health care field. Studer's grandchildren go to school with Ryan's children. Representative Paul D. Ryan’s childhood home [...]

Pensacola connection to Romney running mate

Pensacola connection to Romney running mate

Congressman Paul Ryan and Pensacola Blue Wahoo owner Quint Studer are friends. They both are from Janesville, Wisconsin. Ryan's children attend the same school as Studer's grandchildren. Ryan's sister-in-law helped Studer with his first book, "Hardwiring Excellence." Today, Studer watched his [...]

Tea Party does not want Rice

Tea Party does not want Rice

The buzz yesterday was that Condoleezza Rice was moving up as the favorite to be Mitt Romney's VP. Well, the ultra-conservative wing of the Tea Party doesn't like it. To them, Rice is a liberal. I got this email during lunch: Say No to Rice!!! I hereby vow not to vote for Mitt Romney if he [...]

Facebook – CNN team up with Election APP

Facebook announced today that it will be teaming up with CNN to provide interactive election coverage.  Facebook users will be able to commit to voting, endorse candidates, and share their views through an "I'm Voting" Facebook app available in English and Spanish. CNN will use the app to [...]

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