Posts Tagged ‘campaign 2012’
By Albert N. Milliron Iron Mill News Service and Politisite receive daily pool reports from the White House - We think that the Romney campaign is making a BIG mistake not providing pool reports to us and better known reporters like Cox reporter Jamie Dupree. Hopefully our posting a portion of this article will encourage Romney’s political operatives to get with the program and provide pool reports to the larger group of News folks who report on the presidential campaign that don’t have reporters on the campaign trail I was pretty excited on Monday morning to read that the Romney campaign had decided to send out “pool” press reports about what the candidate for President was doing. It would give me more Campaign 2012 information to talk about over the next three months on [...]
There is so much silly about Obama's new attack ad on Mitt Romney above -- I'll post about Obama subsidizing overseas manufacturing later -- but the attack on Romney's Swiss bank account is the dumbest part. And, frankly, Obama isn't the type of guy I would expect to make a big deal about Swiss banks. Consider that Obama appointed as IRS Chief Counsel William J. Wilkins, a former lobbyist for the Swiss Bankers Association (despite Obama's claims that he has "excluded lobbyists from policy making jobs"). Also, Obama's No. 2 White House aide, Mona Sutphen, has cashed out to Swiss Bank UBS. via Obama's Swiss banks | Campaign 2012 | Washington Examiner.
Via Mark Knoller NASHUA, New Hampshire -- By day's end, President Obama will hit 100 on the campaign fundraising scoreboard. He reaches the century mark by doing four money-raising events for his re-election campaign during a seven-hour swing through New York City. The visit follows a speech this afternoon here in Nashua, New Hampshire on the energy components of his strategy to boost the economy and create jobs. It has taken Mr. Obama less than a year to do a hundred re-election fund-raisers since he officially filed his candidacy for a second term with the Federal Election Commission on April 4, 2011. via Obama fundraisers hit century mark - Political Hotsheet - CBS News.
The first three U.S. soldiers have paid the ultimate price in Afghanistan this year. As U.S. troops wrapped up the war in Iraq, Afghanistan still remains a dangerous place. The Administration is actively pursuing peace talks with the Taliban and Afghanistan's Karzai government supports the talks. According to reports, the Taliban have agreed to talks and the establishment of an office in Qatar for the purpose of pursuing those talks. With the end of the war in Iraq and the draw down in Afghanistan with a full withdrawal planned for 2014, the Obama Administration has released a new Defense Strategy. The strategy would see a cut in the defense budget by approximately $450 Billion and the reduction of ground forces from 570,000 to 490,000, of which 20,000 would be Marines. [...]
By Karl Gotthardt Campaigning for his Jobs Bill, the open support of the "Occupy Wall Street" movement and general condemnation of the rich, President Obama has embarked on a class warfare campaign, rarely seen in politics. Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid, says the private sector jobs are not a problem, it is government jobs. Such is the anti-rich, read Wall Street sentiment, openly publicized by the President and his Democrats. The President, however, has no problem collecting donations from the financial sector. According to Center for Responsive Politics, Obama has raised more funds than GOP Presidential candidates combined. During the second and third quarter Obama raised $15.6 million during that period from the financial sector, receiving $3.9 million for his campaign and [...]
The President kicks off his Re-election campaign at a Chicago Restaurant with his typical Rock Star, Hey, Hey, Hello. hello, hello, hello Chicago! "Thank Yo". Listening to Obama reminds me of my Music Business days when we had one national act after another come through. All started off with, "Thank yo... Name of town". Obama does the Rock star better than most. So here is the full text of his remarks at his 250 dollar a plate dinner which is quote reasonable in campaign standards. Its a long way too a billion from a plate of chicken at $250 bucks. THE PRESIDENT: Hey! Hey! Hello, hello, hello! Hello! Hello, Chicago! (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. Thank you, everybody. It’s good to be home. (Applause.) Thank you. Thank you. All right, everybody [...]