No matter who you are looking at during the Republican primaries, THIS is the best musical campaign ad I have come across yet. It is done to the tune of Cee Lo Green’s song “F*** You”. Take a listen.
(First found on HillBuzz yesterday. Brad gets the hat tip for reminding me about it tonight on Facebook)
Throughout the debates, Newt Gingrich has refused to fall into the mainstream media’s desired candidate cannibalism mode. He has refused to allow their false-premise questions and strawman arguments to shape the conversation that American conservatives are having over who will be their champion in the battle to beat Obama.
Last night in his speech after the Iowa Caucus results, the former Speaker said he will still refrain from lowering the tone of his campaign by engaging in attack ads. However, he did reserve the right to speak the truth. Today he demonstrates that with a new full-page ad in New Hampshire.
What to remember about January 4th…
- 1847 Texas Rangers order 1000 .44 revolvers from Samuel Colt for use in Mexican-American War; Colt Firearms born
- 1865 New York Stock Exchange moves into its 1st permanent home at 10–12 Broad Street in New York City
- 1884 Fabian Society founded in London; socialist society promoting internationalism, eugenics, and infiltration of governments
- 1896 Utah is admitted to the Union as the 46th state
- 1865 President Lyndon Johnson unveils his plan for a Great Society at State of the Union address
- 1951 Communist forces of China and North Korea capture Seoul
- 1974 President Nixon refuses to turn over materials subpoenaed by Senate committee investigating Watergate
- 1995 104th Congress begins when Newt Gingrich becomes Speaker; 1st Republican Congress since Eisenhower
- 1999 Resulting from 1992 Maastricht Treaty on European union, the Euro debuts as universal currency in 11 nations
- 2004 NASA’s MER-A Spirit rover explorer lands on Mars
- 2007 110th Congress elects Nancy Pelosi (D – Ca) as the 1st female Speaker of the House
For those of you with sleep disorders and or an unnatural addiction to the American political process, I don’t need to belabor the point that last nights Iowa Caucuses were great theater. Tension and drama filled the night when a 2-hour state-wide town meeting turns into a six-plus game of Where’s Waldo. Well, after all the stumping, campaigning, and baby-kissing is over, the final result is Romney wins Iowa by 8
That’s right boys and girls. The “Great Republican Hope”, the only one with the machine to beat Obama, “Mr. Moderate”, Mitt Romney wins Iowa by a whole 8 votes after campaigning for president the last 5 years. Lets review shall we?
Comparison of Iowa Caucus Results
- 2008 – Mitt Romney – 30,021 votes out of 119,188
- 2012 – Mitt Romney – 30,015 votes out of 121,972 (apx)
With no money and almost no machinery in place, Iowans chose Santorum over Romney on an almost 1-for-1 basis. Even as the highest profile candidate, Iowans chose any one else (even Ron Paul) over Romney by a 3-to-1 margin. This is not a win for the former Governor of Massachusetts.
The media coverage this week will all be about Santorum’s surge and how that will translate to New Hampshire. Can he win with so little lead time, no organization in place, and no ability to buy television commercials (all the local market ad time is already owned by other candidates)? That is the wrong question. Here are the questions that the press should be asking as the run off to the Granite State…
- Can Romney still win New Hampshire by the overwhelming margin shown in the polls after campaigning there for years?
- Will the folks in New Hampshire be looking for the un-Romney when they go to the polls next week?
- How well do the other candidates have to perform for the GOP and media establishments to realize that conservatives are not impressed by Mitt’s “apparatus”?
- Will Jon Huntsman finally lay off the tanning cream or is the “safety orange look” to keep from being shot accidentally during (lame) duck season?
The return to conservatism in America is where the energy is coming from in this election cycle. Americans are tired of platitudes from establishment anointed “contenders”. As we race through January’s marathon of remaining primaries the voters are going to continue to resist any candidate who declares that they are the ‘only’ chance. Obama is eminently beatable. The President himself knows this. It’s why he’s getting in every round of
free taxpayer funded round of golf he can. After next January, he’ll have to wait for a tee time like everyone else.
Update: Last night, despite massive technical obstacles, President Hope and Change narrowly wins the Democrat Iowa Caucus in an uncontested field.
Update: John McCain rumored to endorse Romney at press conference later today. Media forgets to ak if there are any more albatross we can hang around Mitt’s neck.
General George Washington and the remains of his rag-tag army make an historic attack on Hessian mercenaries during massive snowstorm. Crossing a river at night and marching with bloody feet to attack Trenton, “victory or death” was their passphrase. Against all logic, the Americans capture hundreds and inspire the birth of an army and a nation. Watch this great video from Newt Gingrich on this historic battle.
I have watched the former Speaker’s career for decades. He is intelligent, articulate, courageous, and unafraid to admit that he is as human and capable of error as the rest of us. Does that make him the only adult in the race? Watch the video and see what you think of his plan for restoring America.
For more information on the candidate just click on the photo below or visit newt.org .