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Rick Santorum won primaries in Alabama and Mississippi yesterday, nabbing roughly 35 party nomination delegates, and he celebrated today in part by announcing that he added a new theme song to his campaign soundtrack, "Remember Who We Are," by Christian Tea Party singer and Fox News darling Krista Branch.
President Obama is not a popular politician in Colorado but, according to a recent Public Policy Polling survey, Obama would defeat in a landslide Republican Newt Gingrich, whose star has risen of late but who boasts laughable negative numbers with voters here and is despised by the state's enormous percentage of independent voters.
Herman Cain's presidential campaign is weathering mounting allegations of sexual harassment linked so far only to his tenure as the head of the National Restaurant Association, allegations tied to tens of thousands of dollars in payouts to his accusers. Republican voters, however, are mostly dismissing the story. They've filled Cain's campaign coffers with cash over the last two weeks and they booed the CNBC debate moderators who tried to bring up the scandal during last night's debate in Michigan. The harassment story has been a source of off-color jokes for conservative-politics pundits like Rush Limbaugh. And in Colorado, libertarian think tank funnyman Jon Caldera couldn't resist cracking wise on the topic in his weekly newsletter.
The weekend before thanksgiving, Colorado Springs-based evangelical group Focus on the Family and the National Organization for Marriage will host a Republican presidential candidate forum in Des Moines centered on social issues. Focus on the Family staffer Tom Minnery said the hosts of the event don't plan to "get into theology as such" because there wouldn't be enough time for the candidates to "solve theological questions." Primary campaign frontrunner Mitt Romney, who is Mormon, has yet to commit to the event.
He isn't the fifth Beatle. But Herman Cain just may be the fifth Koch brother. The former Godfather's Pizza CEO received a rock star ovation at an Americans for Prosperity summit in Washington, D.C., on Friday night when he declared he feels a deep kinship with the Koch brothers.
Five Republican presidential candidates hammered on regulations, taxes and President Obama at a manufacturing forum Tuesday in Iowa, calling for major cuts to those areas and aiming to pin the worldwide economic downturn on the president.
You knew that eventually the race to the White House, or at least the race to the Republican nomination would come down to a central issue or two. Well, maybe not, but at least now people have something to talk about other than immigration and taxes.
Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has a lot to gain but also a lot to prove in Iowa between now and the Jan. 3 caucuses, political observers say.