Friday, 30 December 2011

Ron Paul drafts in youth

Longtime Texas Congressman Ron Paul has something of a cult popularity amongst the youth of today that fill college campuses up and down the country. Indeed, his popularity on social media platforms is notable even compared to the super-cool Barack Obama and Howard Dean; who was the forbearer of energizing a candidacy through 'nu-meedz.' Yeah, that's right, I'm down with the kids.

Guerilla QR codes. Engaging the urban youth of today?
Photo: ell brown (Flickr)

Friday, 23 December 2011

Perry "Politically Correct"

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, currently lagging behind in the run-up to the Iowa caucuses, has released a new ad entitled "politically correct." The 31-second spot features the former Aggie (Texas A&M alumni) standing in front of some trees wearing a tie-less shirt and suit jacket. Ad to tackle the issues or an ad for Brooks Brothers?

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

Gov. Nikki Haley endorses Romney

South Carolina Gov. and Tea Party favourite Nikki Haley has endorsed Mitt Romney as the GOP's presidential nomination. The former Mass. Gov. being not a favourite of the Tea Party nor present on the conservative side of the Republican Party's spectrum. Tea Partiers loathe the guy!

Elected as South Carolina Gov. amid a tide of Tea Party support, Nikki Haley has throw her weight behind Mitt Romney's bid for the Presidency. Photo: Albert N. Milliron (Wikimedia Commons)

Friday, 16 December 2011

Gingrich would make John Bolton his Secretary of State

Current hot-shot Newt Gingrich says he would name former U.S. Permanent Representative to United Nations, under G.W. Bush from 2005-2006, John R. Bolton as his Secretary of State. I don't know what is scarier. The possibility that a neo-con's neo-con could perhaps run the most important governmental department or that Newt is now considered current and contemporary. Holy cow!

John Bolton is well known globally for his forthright views regarding issues of national security. Photo: Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

Tuesday, 13 December 2011

Paul goes after serial hypocrite Gingrich

Texas Congressman, serving his last term, Ron Paul has released a TV ad in Iowa calling former Speaker and Georgia Congressman Newt Gingrich a serial hypocrite. The two and a half minute spot, entitled "Serial Hypocrisy", seeks to show the various positions the former professor has flip-flopped on. Straight up, the ad was cr*p.

Do you want a Ron Paul Revolution? He says he's going to cut $1 trillion in Year 1. Photo: Jayel Aheram (Flickr)

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Hot runner Newt throws out first Iowa ad

Former Speaker Newt Gingrich is full-swing into his now hotly tipped campaign and he's also released his first TV ad in Iowa; home of the all important Iowa caucuses. The ad buy for the minute long spot cost the campaign $250,000 and was aired across the state on broadcast and cable stations. Who's the Big Dog now Ron Paul?

No that's not Austin Powers in a less than groovy suit! Newt Gingrich as a young professor at the University of Georgia. Go Bulldogs? Photo: awhazlett (Flickr)

Friday, 9 December 2011

Cain suspends then quits

Businessman and radio talk show host Herman Cain has withdrawn from the race to be the GOP's presidential nominee. With deepening revelations concerning his extra-marital conduct the former ballistics worker initially suspended his campaign but then promptly abandoned it all together. Told you this would happen! (self-indulgent tone intended)

Herman Cain perhaps mulling a future in the media? Photography: Gage Skidmore (Flickr)

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Ron Paul - Big Dog

Evergreen Congressman Ron Paul has released a new internet spot entitled 'Ron Paul - Big Dog.' Yes, that's right, you read correctly. The 30 second spot outlines the five government departments he would scrap if elected: HUD, education, commerce, interior and energy. "Gone!"

Well? Photography: Cain and Todd Benson (Flickr)

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Gingrich gains Union Leader vote

Current recipient of the hype drive, former Speaker Newt Gingrich, has attained perhaps the most important endorsement the election press, in the early voting states, have to offer. New Hampshire's Manchester Union Leader has officially endorsed the former Georgia Congressman with an editorial featured on their front page. I like your style...

Joe McQuaid believes in Newt. Do you? Photography: VictoryNH: Protect Our Primary (Flickr)