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Republicans v. The First Amendment

Dan Kennedy at The Guardian takes a look at the extent to which the current front runners for the 2012 Republican nomination have adopted a view of America that is radically at odds with the First Amendment: If you’re part of secular America – that is, if you’re an atheist, an agnostic, a religious liberal […]

CNN Polls 2012: Obama Leads Everyone, Huckabee Leads Republicans, Almost Nobody Likes Sarah

There’s a new CNN/Opinion Dynamics poll out today about the 2012 race, and it shows that President Obama continues to lead all potential Republican challengers: Barack Obama 53 vs. Mitt Romney 45 Barack Obama 54 vs. Mike Huckabee 45 Barack Obama 55 vs. Sarah Palin 42 Barack Obama 55 vs. Newt Gingrich 43 Among Republicans, […]

Republicans Faced With A Weak Field For 2012

Republican activists who attended the Southern Republican Leadership Conference this past weekend don’t seem too thrilled with the 2012 contenders they saw: NEW ORLEANS — Southern Republicans wrapped up a three-day meeting in New Orleans on Saturday unified in fervent opposition to President Barack Obama, but wide open at this early stage about whom they […]

Mitt Romney Beats Ron Paul By One Vote In SRLC Straw Poll

Mitt Romney didn’t bother to speak at this weekend’s Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, but he still managed to pull off a razor-thin victory in the straw poll: Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney defeated Texas Rep. Ron Paul by a single vote in the Southern Republican Leadership Conference’s 2012 straw poll on Saturday. […]

Bad News For Tim Pawlenty

Right now, he wouldn’t even carry his home state if he were the Republican nominee in 2012: Minnesota voters have mixed feelings about Governor Tim Pawlenty these days, and just 38% say they’d vote him if he wins the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. That’s down four points from November. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone […]

Ron Paul Wins CPAC Straw Poll, Palin Comes In A Distant Third

That’s the word from Politico: Ron Paul won the CPAC straw poll today, ending Mitt Romney’s streak and serving notice that about a third of the attendees at the gathering — and a good chunk of those driving the conservative revival — stand pretty well outside the Republican Party mainstream. Still, Romney scored second at […]

Obama Leads All Potential 2012 Opponents

Another poll that doesn’t really mean much at this point shows Barack Obama leading all of the potential Republican candidates in 2012: Almost a year after his election as President, Barack Obama continues to lead his most likely 2012 rivals in hypothetical contests for reelection. Obama leads Mike Huckabee 47-43, Mitt Romney 48-40, Sarah Palin […]

Huckabee Leads GOP 2012 Contenders As Palin Fades

In the immediate aftermath of her bizarre and still inexplicable decision to quit as Alaska’s Governor, Sarah Palin was in second place behind Mitt Romney in a poll of Republicans about their preference among candidates for the 2012 nomination. A new Rasmussen poll, though, shows that Palin has faded to third place behind Mike Huckabee […]

A Creationist Litmus Test For Republican Nominees In 2012 ?

Secular Right looks at the evidence: In any case, I’m on the record as saying that predictions for 2012 are very premature. But, it looks like 3 of the front-runners for the G.O.P. nomination are rather frank Creationists (Palin, Huckabee and Pawlenty). I’m skeptical about any of these as likely candidates (i.e., if you had […]

Tim Pawlenty, Another Republican Creationist

Here’s Tim Pawlenty, current Governor of Minnesota and probably candidate for President in 2012, on the topic of teaching so-called creationism in schools: MR. BROKAW: In the vast scientific community, do you think that Creationism has the same weight as evolution, and at a time in American education when we are in a crisis when […]

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