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By Carole on Dec 13, 2011
GOP presidential contender Rick Perry is gaining ground in Iowa. A new American Research Group poll shows the Texas governor with 13% support from likely caucus goers. That's up 8 points from the same survey last month while current front runner Newt Gingrich has dropped 5 points (27% to 22%) and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has dropped 3 (20% to 17%). Congressman Ron Paul has gained a point since November (16% then 17% now), but the majority of the Gingrich/Romney losses are definitely Perry gains.
By Carole on Dec 11, 2011
After so many debates, interviews and speeches; Republican caucus goers and primary voters already know where the candidates stand on the issues. With just a few weeks before the first states make their decision, events like last night's debate in Iowa are more about pressure than policy. How do these would-be presidents handle the kind of stress that comes with the job they're trying to land? Will they whither under the onslaught of their political foes, the media, foreign adversaries and the relentless daily demands of the office?
By Carole on Dec 1, 2011
While Ron Paul attacks Newt Gingrich for being a flip-flopper, Newt Gingrich attacks Mitt Romney for his too-liberal record and Mitt Romney attacks Fox News for being "overly aggressive," one GOP presidential contender is focused on the issues that matter. In a new ad, Texas Governor Rick Perry compares President Barack Obama's rhetoric on energy to that of former President Jimmy Carter showing that little has changed in over 30 years.
By Carole on Nov 19, 2011
In the race for the GOP presidential nomination, businessman Herman Cain may have proven himself to be too much of a political outsider with his naive 9-9-9 tax plan and his foreign policy gaffes. Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich could falter under the weight of decades as the ultimate Washington insider. So Texas Governor Rick Perry's new ad portraying him as "the outsider who's willing to step on some toes" and his years of executive experience in government might strike the right balance with voters looking for the best of both worlds.
By Carole on Nov 17, 2011
GOP presidential contender Rick Perry has challenged House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-California) to a public debate about his Overhaul Washington plan versus the congressional status quo. In a letter to the former Speaker of the House, Governor Perry writes, "I think it would be a tremendous service to the American people to see a public airing of these differences." He may be onto something.