Monday, November 26, 2012
Some Republicans are calling for party-wide soul-searching in the wake of the party's defeat in the elections. Others insist that the party's core principles are solid.
After being roundly defeated in the election, many Republicans are urging the party to take a hard look at its tone and policies. Prominent members of the GOP such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal say the party's image has become too reactionary and too associated with big business and the rich, alienating the middle class as well as groups like women and minorities. Others, however, insist that moderation is what cost the Republicans the election this time around. They insist that GOP candidates lost because they weren't conservative enough. “The moderates have had their candidate in 2008 and they had their candidate in 2012," Bob Vander Plaats, president of the conservative Family Leader, told the Washington Post. "And they got crushed in …
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
While he hasn't officially conceded, Newt Gingrich says it's "pretty clear" that Romney will be the GOP nominee.
Newt Gingrich has called on conservatives to back former Massachussetts Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a CBS news report. Speaking to the Gaston County Republican Party today in Cramerton, N.C., Gingrich said "it's pretty clear Governor Romney is going to be the nominee," CBS reported. Romney swept all five primaries Tuesday, making it effectively impossible for Gingrich to win the nomination. "I think you have to at some point be honest with what's happening in the real world, as opposed to what you'd like to have happened," Gingrich told his audience. "Governor Romney had a very good day yesterday. ... I think obviously that I would be a better candidate, but the objective fact is the voters didn't think that. And I also think it's very…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Presidential hopeful attacks Obamacare, says Constitution was made for "moral and religious people."
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Gingrich says he intends to continue campaign despite loss
Former Massachussetts Governor Mitt Romney was the projected winner in Florida's primary election Tuesday, according to a Huffington Post report. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was projected to finish second, with former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. Ron Paul rounding out the contest. Romney was already ahead in the polls going into the primary, according to the report. However, Gingrich had already vowed to continue his bid for the presidency regardless of Tuesday's results. Although Gingrich won the Jan. 21 South Carolina primary, the Florida loss is a serious setback, according to the Huffington post. Gingrich, however, has vowed to stay in the race all the way to the Republican convention.
Monday, January 30, 2012
Georgia businessman Herman Cain backs former Georgia congressman Newt Gingrich. Does it matter?
Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain voiced his support for Newt Gingrich during an appearance in Florida on Saturday. The analysts at the New York Times' Five Thirty Eight blog and Real Clear Politics say Romney has a solid lead in Florida, which holds its primary on Tuesday. Has Gingrich lost his momentum? Can endorsements from Cain and Fred Thompson, who stopped in Atlanta on Thursday to stump for Gingrich, help him bounce back? What do you think? Tell us in the comments section below.
Monday, October 10, 2011
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POLITICS: Cain nearly even with Romney on economy Businessman Herman Cain is gaining ground on Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney in his appeal as an economic leader, according to a Bloomberg report. According to a Bloomberg-Washington Post poll, 22 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independentsthink Romney could improve the economy, while 20 percent think Cain, a former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza, would do a batter job. Twelve percent favor Texas Governor Rick Perry. When voters of all parties were polled, however, Romney's economic plan still enjoyed a 7-percent lead over Cain's. ECONOMY: Stocks up after Europe moves to stem finance crisis U.S. stocks showed their biggest gains in more than a month Monday after European Union…