Thursday, 28 July 2011

Who is Rick Perry?

Although the Gov. of Texas has yet to formally announce his declaration as a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination; he essentially has done. By saying his campaign will launch at the end of August he is buying time to start fundraising and fill his war chest. So, this is a little pre-profile snippet of who and what the man from Texas is. I cannot be arsed to write a full profile piece until he actually straps up and formally declares; no declaration = no profile.

Rick Perry speaking at CPAC 2011. Picture by Gage Skidmore via Flickr.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Rick Perry Eyes Campaign Launch

Texas Gov. Rick Perry seems set to enter the fray as a ‘big fish’ candidate in the next few weeks. With fellow undecided Republican politician Sarah Palin yet to make a decision and, being very quite in recent weeks, perhaps Perry will be the name to shake things up. Ice ages have moved faster than this field of chumps candidates.

Tuesday, 26 July 2011

The Donald Derides T-Paw

Multi-million dollar businessman and star of The Apprentice, Donald Trump, has derided GOP candidate Tim Pawlenty as a wannabe strong man who failed to nail Romney over his association with the polemic Obama healthcare legislation. The Donald is back!

Monday, 25 July 2011

Huntsman Campaign Changes Captain

Struggling with low name recognition, and a perhaps too moderate social agenda, Jon Huntsman, Jr. has ditched his campaign manager Susie Wiles in a bid to change his fortunes. Replacing Ms. Wiles is the campaign’s communications director Matt David and such a move appears to be, for what has been a rather buoyant campaign to date, the first sign of trouble. For a West Wing analogy this is a bit like Matt Santos ditching Josh Lyman for Lou Thornton. Gotta to be a real geek to get this one people.

Saturday, 23 July 2011

Ron Paul to Retire from Congress

Regardless of the outcome of the Presidential election the evergreen Libertarian and former obstetrician, Texas Congressman Ron Paul, will retire and not seek re-election next year. “I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election… It’s about that time when I should change tactics.” You never know Ron, it might be third time lucky!

Friday, 22 July 2011

Buddy Roemer Declares

The former Governor from Louisiana, also a former Democrat as it happens, has cast his hat into the ring to be the GOP nominee to take on Obama for the Presidency of the US-of-A. The guy is 67 and had a triple heart bypass in 2005. An old man with health conditions for the GOP nomination? Who does that remind me of?

Thursday, 21 July 2011

Is Rudy Giuliani Considering Another Run?

The former Mayor of New York, who presided over the 9/11 terrorist attack clean up, ran unsuccessfully for the 2008 presidency but it seems he may be gearing up for another attempt. He crashed and burned last time around. A combination of being lackadaisical and complacency by not starting his campaign early enough wasted whatever political capital he added by leading New York through the terrorist attack crisis. Since then he has does precious little and, at this moment in time, his candidacy would make jack-all difference to the field.   

Giuliani with groupies supporters. Photo by VictoryNH: Protect our Primary.

Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Gingrich Campaign is $1 Million in Debt

In what has been a pretty tumultuous and unprofessional campaign, that in many ways ended with the ‘Newtiny’ on the Bounty, it seems things are only getting worse for the former Speaker from Georgia. Love the wordplay, love it!

Picture by Cain and Todd Benson via Flickr under a CC license.

Saturday, 9 July 2011

Romney's "The Audacity of Indifference"

Long time GOP presidential nomination front-runner, former Gov. of Massachusetts, Mitt Romney has attacked incumbent President Barack Obama's economic track record. Capitalizing on somewhat of a gaffe by Senior Advisor to the President, David Plouffe, yesterday in a breakfast with Bloomberg reporters the new 30 second ad is voiceover-less and features a five individuals passing comment.

I couldn't help but notice a distinct lack of brothers in the ad or it maybe it's just because we don't vote for people like Romney. (He's a Repu... Mormon.)  

Thursday, 7 July 2011

RNC Attack Ad on Obama Spending

The Republican National Committee released the latest Election 2012 television attack ad on Wednesday seeking to compare Obama’s handling of the economy to violently spectacular car and train crashes; “Don’t let Obama drives us to disaster.” The creative imagination behind this rhetoric is driving me crazy!

Wednesday, 6 July 2011

Profile: Jon Huntsman, Jr.

The former Governor of Utah entered the race to be the GOP nominee with relatively low name recognition but before his declaration, with the Statue of Liberty as a backdrop, he had spent weeks crisscrossing the nation in a ‘get to know me’ campaign.

Photo by Clint Dunaway via Picasa

Friday, 1 July 2011

Thad McCotter Declares

The Congressman from Michigan's 11th District has declared his seemingly long-shot candidacy for the Republican nomination for President. He is the third sitting Congressman to declare his candidacy for 2012 joining Tea Party favourite Michele Bachmann and firebrand Libertarian Ron Paul.

Photo by Gage Skidmore via Flickr.