Allen West to Obama, Pelosi and Reid: Florida ain’t on the table, get the hell out of America

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Lost in Herman Cain’s surprise endorsement of Newt Gingrich Saturday night at the Kravis Center was a rousing speech by Rep. Allen West, who received a bigger applause and ovation than either Gingrich or Cain.

West gave a 10 minute speech at the Lincoln Day Dinner, telling a very approving audience that, “We need to let President Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and my dear friend the chairman of the Democratic National Committee (Debbie Wasserman Schultz), let them know Florida ain’t on the table.”

West then told his rivals to, “Take your message of economic dependency, take your message of enslaving the entrepreneurial will and spirit of the American people somewhere else. You can take it to Europe, you can take it to the bottom of the sea, you can take it the North Pole, but get the hell out of the United States of America.” Continue Reading…

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Mitch Daniels Can’t Save The Republican Party

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Mitch Daniels Can’t Save The Republican Party: Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) gave a perfectly serviceable speech last night. It was a bit dull, maybe, but it wasn’t a wrenching exercise in self-humiliation. Which is to say, by the standards of post-SOTU responses, it was a stunning, historic success. But it was also a reminder of the difficulties Daniels, a fantasy-draft presidential pick for many Republicans, would face if he entered the campaign.“When President Obama claims that the state of our union is anything but grave,” Daniels said, “he must know in his heart that this is not true.” And the reason for Daniels’ gloom was debt. We have too much of it. Much too much of it. And over and again, Daniels signaled that Republicans were not blameless in the rise of red ink. “The President did not cause the economic and fiscal crises that continue in America tonight,” he said. “To make such action happen, we also must work, in ways we Republicans have not always practiced, to bring Americans together,” he admitted. Continue Reading…

Following South Carolina debate, Republican candidates choose their targets

Following South Carolina debate, Republican candidates choose their targets: Four days ahead of the South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum have a choice: Attack each other, or focus on taking down the frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney.

In a feisty South Carolina debate Monday night, the other candidates largely went after Romney, but the former Massachusetts governor survived mostly unscathed. If Romney can hold onto his lead in the South Carolina polls and pull off a victory, he will have made history as the only Republican candidate to win Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina since the modern primary system was created more than three decades ago. Continue Reading…

New Hampshire Primary Results Is Jon Huntsman Toast

New Hampshire Primary Results Is Jon Huntsman Toast: Jon Huntsman Jr. Tuesday in the New Hampshire Republican primary was used a late surge of support your percent. votes were in double digits. He third, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul, finished behind and in a speech Tuesday night she tried hard to Huntsmentum the results as proof of a gathering storm. “Third place is a ticket to ride! South Carolina, here we come! “China’s President Obama’s ex-Ambassador said. Read More…

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina

In Third Place Jon Huntsman Declares He’s Headed For South Carolina: Jon Huntsman, finishing third in yesterday’s New Hampshire primary, declared last night he will remain in the race and go on to South Carolina.

To cheers from his supporters, Huntsman took the stage around 9:30 p.m. and vowed to continue competing. “I’d say third place is a ticket to ride,’’ he told the crowd. “Hello, South Carolina!’’

Huntsman paid homage to the voters in New Hampshire, where he was propelled from behind in the polls through a strong campaign of retail politics.

“We have pounded the pavement. We have shaken hands, had conversations, won people over person by person,’’ the former Utah governor said.

“This is the old way to get politics done in New Hampshire. My confidence in the system is reborn because of the people of New Hampshire,’’ he added.

With 78 percent of precincts reporting last night, Huntsman had grabbed 17 percent of the vote. Read More…

Mitt Romney Celebrates New Hampshire Primary Victory

Mitt Romney Celebrates New Hampshire Primary Victory: Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire’s Republican presidential primary strengthens his standing before the South Carolina and Florida votes. More conservative candidates falter as libertarian Ron Paul and moderate Jon Huntsman Jr. place second and third.
Reporting from Manchester, N.H.—Mitt Romney rolled to a convincing victory in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.

The win Tuesday gave Romney a one-two sweep in the leadoff voting of the 2012 campaign, a first for any Republican apart from a sitting president, as the race moved to South Carolina and Florida. Read More…