Tuesday, August 28, 2007

UK article...a great read

"And now, a shiver of a breeze rustling the trees in the heart of the city, there is Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts, aspirant Republican candidate to succeed Bush, winner of the Iowa caucuses, possessor of a certain momentum his adversaries lack, champion fundraiser and champion non-needer of funds (because he's worth $250m) - and, like his wife and father before him, follower of the Mormon faith."

see article

Monday, August 27, 2007

Thompson: a novice CEO

I’m very worried about entrusting the most complex CEO job in the world to someone or anyone who’s never run anything bigger than a six person law firm. Thompson has no executive experience, and it shows in the way he’s run his campaign. The indecision, the lack of direction, the organizational incoherence – these are hallmarks of a rookie CEO. Anyone who’s ever run anything knows what I’m talking about. You get better at it as you go along, and there’s a pretty steep learning curve.

Unfortunately for Fred, POTUS isn’t an entry level CEO position.

see article

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Romney doubles the competition in Iowa

This from strategic vision:

1. If the 2008 Republican presidential caucus were held today between Sam Brownback, Newt Gingrich, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney, Tom Tancredo, and Fred Thompson, for whom would you vote? (Republicans Only; Names Rotated)
Mitt Romney 31%
Fred Thompson 15%
Rudy Giuliani 13%
John McCain 8%
Mike Huckabee 8%
Newt Gingrich 3%
Ron Paul 3%
Tom Tancredo 3%
Sam Brownback 2%
Duncan Hunter 1%
Undecided 13%

Thursday, August 16, 2007

National polls don't matter...but trends do!

Alright...so we've argued that National polls aren't significant at this stage of the nominating process. But there does seem to be an upward trend for Governor Romney. Fred Thompson is on the down, McCain is down, and Romney is climbing up in the polls.

What is that on your forehead, Rudy? Is that sweat forming?

Polling Data
If the 2008 Republican primary for president were being held today, and the candidates were (the following), for whom would you vote?

----------------Aug. 2007 --------Jun. 2007 ---------Apr. 2007

Rudy Giuliani--- 28%--------------- 27%---------------- 27%

Mitt Romney ----15%---------------10%----------------- 8%

Fred Thompson- 12%--------------- 15%----------------- 14%

John McCain-----11%--------------- 15%---------------- 19%

Source: Quinnipiac University Polling InstituteMethodology: Telephone interviews with 611 likely Republican voters, conducted from Aug. 7 to Aug. 13, 2007. Margin of error is 4 per cent.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ames poll shows that Mitt can lead!

First, the results:

1. Mitt Romney 32%
2. Mike Huckabee 18%
3. Sam Brownback 15%
4. Tom Tancredo 14%
5. Ron Paul 9%
6. Tommy Thompson 7%

Then . . . the "also rans":
7. Fred Thompson 1%
8. Rudy Giuliani 1%

9. Duncan Hunter 1%
10. John McCain 0.7%
11. John Cox 0.5%

What kind of executive does America want? Our wonderful country is facing some serious problems and she needs strong leadership. For Romney to come from out of obscurity and win this thing shows nothing less than a leader who can get results. And to see Rudy and McCain sit this one out reveals a lack of character in each of them. It shows that if they do not think they can win something they throw in the towel without even trying! Don't we want a president who will fight for conservative principles even if it seems to be against the odds?

To think about what Romney has accomplished thus far, with so little name-recognition, and with so much opposition to his religion, one can only expect greater things from the man when he takes the reigns as POTUS.

-David Alvord

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Mitt landed the best two lines and won the Iowa debate

Obama, it's time to stop worrying and love the bomb...you are already half way there: Obomb-a.

Mitt landed the best two lines in the debate:

Former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.), who is the clear leader in Iowa, joined in on the bashing of Democrats with several one-liners directed at Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.). "He's gone from Jane Fonda to Dr. Strangelove in one week," Romney said in characterizing the military strategy of the Illinois Senator.

and then to Brownback:

"I get tired of people who are holier than thou because they have been pro life longer than I have."