THIS IS AN URGENT MEMO TO EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN THE 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE – VOTE BOB CLEGG FOR CONGRESS!!!
THIS IS AN URGENT MEMO TO EVERYONE WHO LIVES IN THE 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE – VOTE BOB CLEGG FOR CONGRESS!!!
Over the past few months, many of you saw checks in the mail from the federal government. As part of the so-called “stimulus package”, the government returned $600 that it originally took from your paycheck. Apparently, Washington politicians came to the realization that more money in your pocket will stimulate the economy and thereby create jobs. The cost of notifying you of the $600 “rebate” was somewhere in the neighborhood of $42 million…and that didn’t even cover the cost of printing new checks and mailing them back to you! Imagine if the government had left that money in your paycheck in the beginning. Imagine if the government didn’t spend $42 million to let you know it was sending you back some of your hard earned dollars. Imagine if the government didn’t spend millions more of your money sending you back your money. That is one of the reasons why I am a proponent of the Fair Tax. Let’s leave the paycheck with the family. Let’s not tax the worker who takes on a second job to send his daughter to college, and reward those who would rather sit back relying on the government to increase taxes to do it for him. Let’s change the system to one where your purchasing decisions determine what taxes you pay and your productivity is rewarded not punished. It’s time for America to allow a family to work hard to better itself, to feed itself, to nurture the belief that a self-sufficient, self-reliant population is a better place than one that waits for government to do it all. We need to reward hard work. We need to leave the paycheck in the pocket of those who have earned it. The time has come for a Fair Tax.
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While taking a break to grab a bit to eat and rest my fingers two new posts were published as HuckPAC’s Vertical Day continues. First up is the Republican candidate for Congress (NH-2) and longtime Huckabee backer Bob Clegg:
The Right to Life is not simply a modern idiom used for political purpose and mainstream media. It is one of the significant foundations of our nation and it must honored.
The “Pro-Life” issue is not one that can be addressed with a simple black/white answer. Though I am pro-life, that is not the only discussion that we must have. We must address parental notification, for example, and whether these discussions should take place at the federal or state level.
I served in the New Hampshire state legislature for 14 years. During which I worked hard to protect parental rights and to keep life decisions out of the hands of politicians and placed where they belong–with the family. Current law, here and in many states, allows for a minor child to be taken to a clinic to end her pregnancy without a parent knowing. This lacks clear common sense. A 13 year old cannot go to a tanning booth without the consent of a parent, and yet can have a medically intrusive procedure, such as an abortion, without the parent even being made aware.
We see on the news far too often young teenagers meeting older men on line and beginning a relationship. However with the removal of the rights of a parent to care for his or her child, a 13 year old girl in New Hampshire can be brought to an abortion clinic by a 30 year old who caused the pregnancy and the parents will never be the wiser. To allow this lacks common sense. The government has taken over where family belongs.
It is time these discussions take place with the people. Life and the right to life is an issue that should not live within the court system, nor within the federal government. The state government is the best place to hold discussions. Those elected locally by the people have a better and stronger understanding of the needs and philosophies of the people than the federal government—who creates broad stroke laws that can never truly represent the individual issues and dynamics of states. It is a matter of state rights and it is a matter of individual and family rights.
We must remember to respect life at every stage, from childbirth to old age. It is a sacred gift that is to be cared for and nurtured until it expires.
Please visit my website at www.CleggforCongress.com for more details on my campaign.
The next post is by Texas Senator “Big John” Cornyn and he writes about the importance of the appointment of Federal Judges:
Presidents come and go, but federal judges are appointed for life. There is no more pressing concern about a future Obama presidency than his potential influence on the federal bench, particularly through his appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. The outlook is not reassuring.
With the addition of Chief Justice Roberts and Associate Justice Alito, President Bush has restored some balance to the high court. The two new justices are jurists of impeccable character and record. Sen. Obama voted against both. The Washington Post reported that Sen. Obama was
advised to oppose Roberts by his staff, who feared that a “yes” vote would harm Obama among left-wing activists and interfere with his presidential primary prospects.
If history is any guide, the next President may have two or more appointments to the U.S. Supreme Court. Sen. Obama, speaking to a Planned Parenthood conference last year, faulted the current judicial confirmation procedure, which relies heavily on legal experience and reputation among peers. Sen. Obama had a different outlook on the qualities needed on the federal bench: ” We need somebody who’s got the heart, the empathy, to recognize what it’s like to be a young teenage mom. The empathy to understand what it’s like to be poor, or African-American, or gay, or disabled, or old. And that’s the criteria by which I’m going to be selecting my judges.”
Empathy should not be the prime qualification for the bench. Ability to apply the law fairly, without favor or prejudice, should guide this process. Sen. McCain has been responsible and constructive in judicial confirmations, reaching across party lines as a member of the Gang of 14
to break a partisan logjam over President Bush’s judicial nominations. His success, quite frankly, surprised me. He has generally supported nominees of good character, men and women who have shown the ability to follow the law as written, and to avoid substituting their own views for
The stakes are high in this election. Sen. McCain has numerous attributes, including a strong record on cutting wasteful government spending. Some conservatives are irked because he’s also shown an independent streak on events of the moment. But federal judges appointed in the next Presidential term will be serving, and rendering decisions, for decades. I would feel very comfortable if a President McCain were making those nominations. Thanks to Governor Huckabee, HuckPAC, and all the bloggers for inviting me to take place in “Vertical Day.”
You can learn more about Senator John Cornyn at www.johncornyn.com.
Governor Mike Huckabee is headed back to New Hampshire to campaign for Bob Clegg! He was one of Huck’s most ardent supporters and is now running for Congress in New Hampshire’s 2nd District (and is endorsed by Governor Huckabee). Here’s the details of Huckabee’s swing with Clegg from Clegg’s campaign:
Former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee is coming back to New Hampshire – and he’s bringing his bass guitar.
Huckabee will be campaigning for state Sen. Bob Clegg, a Republican candidate for Congress from Hudson. Clegg, who was one of Huckabee’s most prominent supporters during the New Hampshire primary, will campaign with the former Arkansas governor on June 8 and 9 in Nashua. The pair will attend the Nashua “Summer Jam” on June 8, where Huckabee may join in the music.
Music-making was a big part of Huckabee’s campaign. As governor, he was in a band called Capitol Offense.
Monday, June 9th
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Doesn’t that feel better? After that blues classic I sure do. Now time to move on and move forward!
Let’s look at the big picture. It’s time to see the forest from the trees. let’s step back.. This is by far the darkest day of the Campaign but we have seen dark days before. October 1st was a dark day. That was the day after the end of the 3rd fundraising quarter. The numbers were not good and we took a kick in the pants. However we took that kick in the pants and used that to charge forward with a full head of steam. We’ve taken another kick in the pants today and there is no reason why we can’t turn it into positive fuel and charge ahead again. Let’s look at what has occurred so far
Mike Huckabee won Iowa. McCain won New Hampshire but couldn’t turn that into a win in Michigan. Romney couldn’t turn his win into any success in South Carolina. All indication is that McCain won’t be able to turn his South Carolina win into a win in Florida either. He is now Enemy Numero Uno for the establishment. They seem McCain as an even bigger threat than Huckabee is. Everyone will be gunning for him in the next ten days. Huck is now off the radar screen.
Speaking of Florida this is Rudy’s last stand. His strategy has always been to take a win in Florida onto Super Tuesday and turn it into the nomination. Someone else also has this strategy now and should relish the opportunity. That is Mike Huckabee! And guess what? Mike has more viability and more delegates now than Rudy does. He’s had more success and has gone farther than Rudy has. If there is anyone that can take a Florida win onto Super Tuesday it is Huck!
What we have is a battle for delegates. It is appearing more likely that we are headed for a fight at the convention (but even the Dems are showing signs of that with Hillary’s win in the popular vote but Obama’s delegate win from Nevada yesterday). The delegate count:
1. Romney – 66
2. McCain – 38
3. Huckabee – 26
It appears to me that there is a battle in Florida in which there will be two winners. Giuliani vs McCain and Romney vs Huckabee. The winners of those contests will win the majority of delegates on Super Tuesday. It’s very clear that all four will win delegates on February 5th but those two contests in Florida will decide who wins the most. Rudy/John and Mitt/Mike are battles in which the two will fight over the same voters.
So let’s get some rest today and enjoy the Virtual BBQ with Chuck Norris (and football games after that). We’ve worked hard. We have lots to be proud of. After that we have 9 days. It’s time to refuel and then regroup. We still have lots to fight for.
My oh my this has been a topsy-turvey cycle. For a little while Mike Huckabee had run at the top of the field according to the Rasmussen Daily GOP Tracking Poll. After he had displaced Rudy, there was a dead-heat after the New Year. After McCain won New Hampshire he soared to the top. As Michigan approached McCain fell back down and now after Michigan Mike Huckabee has reassumed the top spot.
Today’s tracking poll finds Mike Huckabee at 23%, John McCain at 20% Michigan winner, Mitt Romney is at 18% (and climbing), Fred Thompson sits at 12%, and Rudy is down at 11%.
I expect to see some changes in this tracking poll between now and South Carolina on Saturday. McCain’s momentum is now halted, and Romney is getting his Michigan bump. Let’s see if it continues tomorrow. What is very clear is that Huckabee’s support is more stead and strong. while everyone goes up and down the merry-go-round based on momentum.
Fasten your seat belts gang. We’ve still got a long ways to go!
Okay so now that we have New Hampshire out of the way it is time to look forward at where we stand in the next four contests
First up is Michigan. There have been no new polls here in the past three weeks-a month. So let’s use the RCP average:
Romney – 19.8%
Huckabee – 18.8%
McCain – 13.0%
Guliani – 12.5%
EDIT – New poll just released by Rossman out of Michigan HUCK LEADS!!
Huckabee – 23%
Romney – 22%
McCain – 18%
As New Hampshire had the Independents Michigan has the Dems. Only Hillary is on the ballot and there is a movement by Obama supporters to cross over and vote for Huckabee. Very interesting!
In Nevada no new polls have come out in a month So we will also use the RCP average:
Guiliani – 23.7%
Romney – 23.7%
By the time the last polls were taken Huckaboom was beginning and his rise was dramatic. The very low polling from before November hurts his average. I expect to see higher numbers from Huck and McCain as well with new poll numbers.
Things are even more rosy for Huck in The Palmetto State. Three recent polls have come out in the last few days and Huck enjoys a big lead in the RCP average!
Huckabee – 32.3%
McCain – 19.7%
Romney – 16.0%
Florida is quite key and will be shaped by the three states voting before it does on the 29th of January. Florida is supposedly Rudy’s stronghold but his numbers in Florida and nationally are taking a nosedive. Will he be able to right the ship and win? If not he’s toast! Things are closer than before in the RCP average:
Guiliani – 26.5%
Huckabee – 21.3%
Romney – 16.5%
McCain – 14.3%
There are some recent polls that are not included in the average that show Huck leading and Rudy tanking. Apparently RCP doesn’t trust them. Florida is unknown at this point. It is likely that there will be candidates out of the race by this point (Thompson…maybe Romney too). We’ll just have to wait and see.