May 3rd on MSNBC the Republican Party will hold their first debate. In attendance will be: Sam Brownback, Jim Gilmore, Rudy Giuliani, Mike Huckabee, Duncan Hunter, John McCain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Tommy Thompson. The debate will be held at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
http://election2008warroom.blogspot.com/2007/04/who-will-attend-reagan-debate.html by Rick Evans 4-3-2007
Almost half of President Bush’s key operatives from past campaigns have signed on with Sen. John McCain of Arizona. While brother Jeb Bush, has steered his allies to Mitt Romney. Another President’s brother, Neil, and his sister Dorothy have directly helped Romney raise money.
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chi-070427whitehouse,1,6025961.story?coll=chi-news-hed by Mark Silva 4-27-2007
Filed under MCCain, Romney
Mayor Giuliani came out in opposition to the civil union law just passed by the New Hampshire state Senate.
“Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman. Domestic partnerships are the appropriate way to ensure that people are treated fairly. In this specific case the law states same sex civil unions are the equivalent of marriage and recognizes same sex unions from outside states. This goes too far and Mayor Giuliani does not support it.”
http://race42008.com/2007/04/26/rudy-opposes-granite-state-civil-unions-legislation/ by Dave G 4-26-2007
“There are very highly qualified Democrats on a number of issues,” McCain said. “The more efforts you can make towards bipartisanship, I think in Washington today, the better off you are. But it also better be, one, an important post and, two, a person who has the ear of the president.”
http://race42008.com/2007/04/28/mccain-promises-to-appoint-dem-to-high-profile-cabinet-position/ by Heavy M 4-28-2007
Tommy Thompson says Republicans will lose Ohio in 2008 – where the state party’s corruption and incompetence resulted in the loss of the governorship, a U.S. Senate seat and a House seat. So the GOP candidate must carry Iowa, Wisconsin and Minnesota and Tommy Thompson says he can carry those three Midwestern states.
http://www.indystar.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article? AID=/20070423/OPINION/704230314/-1/ZONES04 by George Will 4-23-2007
Republican Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee has called Alberto Gonzales a “major distraction” for President Bush and suggested the Attorney General voluntarily step down.
http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1613979,00.html by AP/Liz Sidoti 4-24-2007
“If any Republican is elected president —- and I think obviously I would be the best at this —- we will remain on offense and will anticipate what [the terrorists] will do and try to stop them before they do it.”
“But the question is how long will it take and how many casualties will we have?” Giuliani said. “If we are on defense [with a Democratic president], we will have more losses and it will go on longer…I listen a little to the Democrats and if one of them gets elected, we are going on defense,” Giuliani continued. “We will wave the white flag on Iraq. We will cut back on the Patriot Act, electronic surveillance, interrogation and we will be back to our pre-Sept. 11 attitude of defense.”
“The Democrats do not understand the full nature and scope of the terrorist war against us.”
http://2008central.net/?p=542 by 08 Guru AsC 4-25-2007