Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich released the following video, a message to “insiders,” to his supporters and volunteers this morning in anticipation of the press event at which he will suspend his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination tomorrow.Posted: May 1st, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Newt Gingrich | 17 Comments »
In the wake of Mitt Romney’s sweep of yesterday’s primaries in New York, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island and Connecticut, FoxNews is reporting that former House Speaker New Gingrich will cease being an active candidate for the GOP presidential nomination next Tuesday.
Fox quotes a source saying that Gingrich will “more than likely” endorse Romney.Posted: April 25th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich | 2 Comments »
Administrative Law Judge Jeff S. Masin ruled that Barack Obama is eligible to appear on the Democratic primary ballot, according to a report on Conservative News and Views.
Mario Apuzzo, Esq., argued for the objectors to Obama’s petitions yesterday at a hearing presided over by Masin. Alexandra Hill of Genova, Burn and Giantomasi argued for Obama.
Apuzzo has a write up of the proceedings on his blog.
CNV reports that Masin informed Apuzzo of his decision on the telephone at 7PM last evening and gave him a two hour deadline to file an exception to the ruling.
Apuzzo took exception to the following:
- Judge Masin ruled that Obama was born in Hawaii with no evidence on record, after acknowledging that fact during the hearing.
- Judge Masin ruled that Obama need not comply with statute to show that he is eligible, solely because he need not “consent” to someone circulating a nominating petition for him.
- The judge suggested that Obama might have to show eligibility later. He laid no basis for such a ruling.
- The judge misread the precedents and gave short shrift to the historical evidence that the Framers of the Constitution defined “natural-born citizen” as one born in-country to two citizen parents. Apuzzo devoted half of his 30-page exception to this analysis alone.
Apuzzo plans to appeal to the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court.Posted: April 11th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Alexandra Hill, Barack Obama, Genova Burn Giantomasi, Mario Apuzzo | 6 Comments »
Mitt Romney is the winner of the Maryland, DC and Wisconsin GOP presidential primaries, according to FoxNews.Posted: April 3rd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Mitt Romney | 13 Comments »
President Obama’s attempt to convert his “war onto religious freedom” into a Republican “war on women” seems to be working in New Jersey, but is falling flat nationally according to two polls released this week.
The FDU Public Mind Poll released this morning shows that the President’s approval rating in New Jersey jumped to 51%. In January, only 46% approved of Obama’s performance. Women approve by a 24 point margin, 58%-34%, while men disapprove by 49% to 43%.
In a NYTimes/CBS poll national poll released on Monday, only 41% approved of Obama while 47% disapproved. In February Obama scored a 50% approval rating in the NYTimes/CBS poll. Obama’s support among women declined, “even as the debate raged over birth control insurance coverage.”
Both polls indicated that despite his weak numbers and the electorate’s discontent, that Obama would be relected if the election were today. Voters, including Republicans, are not enthused by the Republican challengers.Posted: March 14th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, FDU Public Mind Poll, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, NYTimes/CBS Poll, Rick Santorum | 1 Comment »
The Obama campaign will intensify its efforts to boost the President’s standing with women this week with a mailing to over 1 million female voters in more than a dozen battleground states, according to The New York Times.
The campaign’s effort to rally women around the health care law had been long planned, to coincide with the second anniversary of Mr. Obama signing it on March 23, campaign officials said. But the effort has gained intensity, they added, because of recent controversies over contraception, abortion and education in Washington and in state capitals that have energized people in the campaign’s far-flung field offices who are essential to putting any national strategy into action.
Late last year, two and a half months ago, the chatter was that Obama was in trouble with his liberal base as well as the rest of the electorate. The economy was the majority’s concern.
In the last two months, George Stephanopoulos introduced contraception into the GOP primary debate, Rick Santorum and the left stream media kept that chatter alive. Obama announced that contraception will be covered under ObamaCare and Rush Limbaugh called a law student a slut and a prostitute.
Now, instead of focusing on the economy, energy prices and the emergent inflation that hasn’t caught the media’s attention yet, we are engaged in a culture war designed by the Obama campaign to shore up the President’s support with his base and scare women about the evil white men who run the Republican party.
How easily manipulated we are.
The general election campaign is well underway. However the GOP is still fighting over minor differences between it’s potential candidates and is not yet engaged against Obama.Posted: March 11th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, controception, easily manipulated, George Stephanopoulos, GOP, prostitute, Republcians, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh, slut, women | 16 Comments »
According to a Quinnipiac poll released this morning, Mitt Romney has erased a 10 point deficit from a February 27 poll and now leads Rick Santorum by 3 points in the Ohio GOP presidential primary which will take place tomorrow.
The polls margin of error is +/- 3.6%Posted: March 5th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, Art Gallagher | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Art Gallagher, Mitt Romney, Ohio, Ohio presidential primary, Rick Santorum | 2 Comments »
“Contraception is working just fine. Leave it alone.” ~Mitt Romney answering George Stephanopoulos’s questions regarding States having the right to ban contraception during the New Hampshire GOP presidential debate
President Obama and his allies in the mainstream media completely fabricated the recent contraception controversy in order to distract America from its real problems which are likely to get worse between now and November 6.
Rather than talk about almost 25 million working age Americans without jobs, Obama wants America to be afraid that his Republican challenger would ban birth control if elected.
George Stephanopoulos of ABC News, formerly President Bill Clinton’s Communications Director, went to great lengths during the New Hampshire GOP presidential debate to get a sound bite of Mitt Romney saying that States have the right to ban birth control in early January.
In November of last year, Obama told then Archbishop, now Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, the leader of the Catholic Church in the United States, that he “get most of what he wanted” regarding contraception as the White House was hashing out the implentation of ObamaCare.
By early February, Obama changed his mind,betrayed Dolan and shifted the national debate away from the economy and on to issues that were ”working just fine” – birth control and religious freedom — when he announced the ObamaCare regulations that requires all employers, including those affiliated with religious institutions, to provide health care that includes the cost of contraceptives.
Romney avoided the trap in January, but Rick Santorum jumped into it with both feet in February, as did Republicans in the House and Senate.
Rush Limbaugh did the congressional Republicans a favor by drawing attention to himself, and away from the Blunt Amendment which was never going to pass, with his crass remarks about Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown Law School student who is as much a part of this Obama change the subject gambit as Stephanopoulos is.
But Limbaugh did Obama a bigger favor. The President called Fluke yesterday to thank her for speaking out for women’s rights. Now he’s framing the contraception debate as a women’s right’s issue.
Fluke is not a 23 year old coed who can’t afford birth control as originally reported in the media. She’s a 30 year old women’s rights activist. It was no fluke that the Democrats wanted her to testify before congress. She’s likely to be the President’s 2012 Obama girl.
Posted: March 3rd, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, Barack Obama, Catholic, Contraception, Fluke, George Stephanopoulos, Georgetown University Law School, Mitt Romney, ObamaCare, President Barack Obama, Rick Santorum, Rush Limbaugh, Sandra Fluke, Timothy Cardinal Dolan | 12 Comments »
82% Don’t Know Enough About Kyrillos To Form An Opinion On His U.S. Senate Candidacy
New Jersey voters continue to approve of the job Governor Chris Christie is doing, according to a Quinnipiac poll released this morning.
Christie’s job approval is 55-38%, with a significant gender gap. Men approve of the governor 62-32% while woman approve 49-44%.
New Jersey voters approved of Christie’s proposed income tax cut by a 55-31% margin.
If Christie were selected as the vice presidential nominee, his presence on the ballot as Mitt Romney’s running mate would close the gap between Romney and President Obama, but not by enough to carry the state. Obama beats Romney 49-39% in New Jersey. The gap closes to 49-43% if Christie in Romney’s VP choice.
In the U.S. Senate race, incumbent Democrat Bob Menendez bests Republican Joe Kyrillos by 49-34% with Independents favoring the Democrat 44-32%.
82% of the respondents did not know enough about Kyrillos to form and opinion.
“Sen. Robert Menendez’s numbers are only so-so, but nobody has heard of State Sen. Joe Kyrillos. He gets only the generic Republican vote,” said Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute.
In the Republican presidential primary, Romney leads former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum 38-24%, with Texas Congressman Ron Paul coming in third with 12%. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich gets 9%. The Republican primary survey has a margin of error of +/- 4.6%.
Obama beats all Republican contenders in New Jersey. Santorum by 52-34%, Gingrich by 55-30% . If Quinnipiac polled Paul against Obama, they did not report the results.
Quinnipiac surveyed 1396 registered voters, 446 (32%) of them Republicans, between February 21-27. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 2.6%Posted: February 29th, 2012 | Author: Art Gallagher | Filed under: 2012 Presidential Politics, 2012 U.S. Senate Race | Tags: 2012 Presidential Politics, 2012 U.S. Senate Race, Bob Menendez, Governor Chris Christie, Joe Kyrillos, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, President Barack Obama, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul | No Comments »