Friday, December 01, 2006

Richardson's Next Visit

I know this is two weeks away, but New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson will be back in New Hampshire. Richardson will be in New Hampshire on December 16th visiting the Keene area. It will be Richardson's fifth visit to the state.

Bayh's On The Move

Senator Evan Bayh will take the initial steps towards a presential run this week. Bayh is expected to establish a presidential exploratory committee. Also, a visit to New Hampshire next weekend is on tap. He is expected to have host a breakfast event with Senator Elect Kelly in Keene.

Obama's Wife On Board?

The Hotline reports that this past weekend Barack Obama's political advisors held a strategy summit. "Chief among those attending: Michelle Obama, who has in the past expressed reservations about her husband's beginning a presidential bid. Her presence suggests either that reports of her objections were oversold or that she has become much more comfortable about a presidential race." If the wife is on board, does Obama go for it??

Did McCain See The Dinosaurs?

Arizona Senator John McCain acknowledged that he is old. McCain told a gathering "I am older than dirt. More scars than Frankenstein."

Vilsack Goes After McCain

While in New Hampshire Governor Vilsack, and presidential candidate, critized John McCain. Vilsack said of McCain's idea to increase the number of troops in “Senator McCain is a day late and a dollar short. If he wanted to do this idea he needed to it had the beginning when they could have made more of a difference.”

More Problems For Romney

The group Mass Resistance is urgining Gov. Romney to ban same-sex marriage, by issuing an Executive Order. The group e-mailed the following e-mail:

American Conservatives: Do you really want to preserve traditional marriage
- and our Constitutional rights? This is not just a Massachusetts issue!

It's not too late to urge Governor Mitt Romney to correct the errors he made
in 2004, illegally implementing homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts! He
can still issue an Executive Order reversing homosexual "marriage" before he
leaves office on January 2, 2007.

This comes on top of the news that Romney hired a lawncare company that uses illegal immigration, and McCain crashing the RGA gathering in Miami. I'm sure Romney is just happy that it is the weekend. TGIF!!!

Pataki Adds Staff

Outgoing New York Governor, George Pataki, is beefing up his staff before his next New Hampshire visit. Pataki announced that Kara Ahern will be his national finance director. Ahern most recently worked for Kerry Healey's failed campaign and the Bush/Cheney 2004 campaign.

Romney's Vetting Problem

Today The Boston Globe is reporting that Romney hired a landscaping company that used illegal immigrants. The story says "For about eight years, Rosales said, he worked on and off landscaping the grounds at Romney's home, occasionally getting a 'buenos dias' from Romney or a drink of water from his wife, Ann." Romney spokesman, Eric Fehrnstrom told the Globe "the governor knows nothing about the immigration status of the landscaping workers, and that his dealings were with Saenz, who is a legal immigrant from Colombia." What other dirty laundry does Romney having hiding?

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Pataki's Next Visit

Governor George Pataki (R-NY) will be paying another visit to the Granite State. He will be in the state on Wednesday December 6th. Pataki will be tied with Mitt Romney, for the most visits by a possible GOP presidential candidate.

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Another Bites The Dust, Frist Drops Out

The Hotline is reporting that Senator Bill Frist has decided to opt out of a presidential run. The formal announcement will be made this afternoon. Exit Stage Right

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Edwards Takes Lead on Darfur

John Edwards, while on book tour, e-mailed his supporters the following message:

Since I last wrote to you in August about the genocide in Darfur, the conflict has only intensified. Since then, more children have been orphaned, more women and girls have been raped, and more acres of farmland have been destroyed.

The conflict in Darfur broke out in 2003 when small farmers took up arms to fight for a greater share of resources. The Sudanese government backed a militia group, known as the Janjaweed, that has brutally raped, tortured and killed 400,000 people and driven 2.5 million people from their homes. Now, the bloodshed is spilling over into Sudan's neighbors, Chad and the Central African Republic.

You may have heard me talk about the need to recapture America's moral leadership in the world. Once, America was respected and people around the globe looked to us for inspiration to make their lives better. Now, America is associated with the Iraq war, Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay.

Darfur, as tragic as it is, presents America with the opportunity to show the world that we are making changes, care about human rights and still have the moral authority to lead. NATO forces -- if the U.S. stepped up to moral leadership -- could end the conflict immediately. America must also lead the way in getting NATO to establish a no-fly zone over the region to cut off supplies to the brutal Janjaweed militias. Please take one minute to help save a life in Darfur.

Vilsack's NH Visit and Support

Granite Stater, and political activist, Gary Hirshberg has hopped on the Vilsack presidential train. Hirshbery told the Des Moines Register "Clearly, the principal question is: Can he raise the money to be a player? I'm going to do what I can to try to help him to cross that threshold." This Thursday, Vilsack will be joining Governor Lynch at the Merrimack County dinner. He will also be in the state on Friday.

Obama's Coming To New Hampshire: Let The Frenzy Begin!

The New Hampshire Democrats announced that they will sponsor Barack Obama's first visit to the Granite State. Obama will be in Manchester on December 10th for the Dems "2006 Election Celebration." According to CNN, "The freshman senator was the only potential White House hopeful invited to the event." Expect lots of national media and presidential speculation.

Edwards Counters Union Leader

Last night at Barnes & Noble, John Edwards countered The Union Leader editorial criticizing his appearance. Edwards said that Edwards "Wal-Mart, Barnes & Noble offers a comprehensive health care plan to even its part-time workers." He also said that "I've never asked anyone not to shop at Wal-Mart. I understand people need to buy inexpensive goods... But there are other companies, like Costco, who can do it and pay a decent wage and provide health care coverage, and I don't think that responsibility should be passed to taxpayers." The Union Leader argued that was hypocritical for Edwards to appear at B&N, when Wal-Mart pays it's employees more than the bookstore does.

Which City Will We Lose?

Last night, former House Speaker New Gingrich was the keynote speaker at the Nackey Loeb First amendment Award dinner. During his speech he said, "We need to get ahead of the curve before we actually lose a city, which I think could happen in the next decade." He added that the United States would need to develop a different set of rules" to reduce the terrorist capability. Newt also said that in Iraq he would "look at an entirely new strategy. We have clearly failed in the last three years to achieve the kind of outcome we want."

Monday, November 27, 2006

Vilsack's Visit

Governor Tom Vilsack will begin his presidential tour this week. The former Iowa executive will be in New Hampshire on Thursday.

Cox Plants His Flag

GOP underdog John Cox has been planting his flag in New Hampshire. Throughout the state, Cox has been putting up signs up in busy intersections. Let the "sign sandwiching" begin!!

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Edwards Book Tour Visits Manchvegas

Don't forget that former North Carolina Senator John Edwards will be in Manchester tomorrow. Senator Edwards will be at the Barnes & Nobel on South Willow Street promoting his new book HOME: The Blueprints of Our Lives.