Sunday, February 25, 2007

Romney Trending down

A month ago Mitt Romney's campaign was flying on all cylinders and doing well. Currently they have hit a bump in the road. Does that mean he will lose the GOP nomination? Not necessarily. Look at what happened to John Kerry in '04, he was written off as dead until he won in Iowa (some called it an upset).

The GOP traditionally doesn't make changes swiftly in the Presidential race. It is vital that Romney stay in the top-tier of candidates. In my opinion, as long as Speaker Gingrich stays out of the race, it is a three-man fight (McCain and Rudy are the others).

If Newt gets in, then he and Romney will duke it out for the 3rd spot.

My opinion, the momentum has shifted to Rudy. His poll numbers keep climbing, and as more "moderate" states move up their primary, he gets stronger and stronger. The other interesting thing to note is that McCain has been attacking Bush really strongly and his numbers have dropped. Is there a parallel, perhaps, but perhaps not.

Buckle up folks! We are in for a wild ride, and I haven't touched the Clinton-Obama fued.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

BYU is ranked!!

In the latest AP poll, BYU is #21, and #22 in the Coaches Poll.

Kudos to BYU!!!

Majority of Americans want to win in Iraq

A new national survey by Alexandria, VA-based Public Opinion Strategies (POS) shows the American people may have some different ideas from their elected leaders on this issue (Link)

Some Highlights - (tip to DrudgeReport)

  • By a 53 percent - 46 percent margin, respondents surveyed said that Democrats are going too far, too fast in pressing the President to withdraw troops from Iraq.
  • By identical 57 percent - 41 percent margins, voters agreed with these statements: I support finishing the job in Iraq, that is, keeping the troops there until the Iraqi government can maintain control and provide security and the Iraqi war is a key part of the global war on terrorism.
  • Also, by a 56 percent - 43 percent margin, voters agreed that even if they have concerns about his war policies, Americans should stand behind the President in Iraq because we are at war.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Please explain this stadium

Why on Earth would the state want to have this stupid stadium built when the County already said it wouldn't work?

Tuesday, February 06, 2007


Today is the birthday of my political hero, and one of the greatest Presidents in U.S. History, Ronald Wilson Reagan.
" Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn't pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children's children what it was once like in the United States where men were free."

"Freedom is one of the deepest and noblest aspirations of the human spirit."

"Politics is not a bad profession. If you succeed there are many rewards, if you disgrace yourself you can always write a book."

"Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first."

"The government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it."

"The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, 'I'm from the government and I'm here to help.'"

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Attacking Wal-mart may be political suicide

Wal-Mart gets 25,000 applications for Evergreen Park store

In Chicago there was a new Wal-Mart, and there were 325 positions. 25,000 applied. Can't be that bad of a place to work.

Saturday, February 03, 2007

Message to BYU: Don't play Utah State

It is time to get rid of the charity case of USU athletics off of BYU's schedule. Until they are willing to fully invest in their football program and basketball team, don't waste your time.

According to reports, BYU is willing to do a home-home-neutral game, but the babies up North don't want to. Who has Utah State played? NO ONE outside of their conference.

As a side note, Congratulations on the big win today. Hopefully BYU gets a tournament bid!!

Friday, February 02, 2007

Who killed the feed?

So I was listening to the debate on the voucher bill through my laptop. All of the suddent I got a lady saying over and over, "The Legislature is not meeting at this time."

So who killed the feed?

Non-political news...

...that makes me really happy!!


Once again, George Will is right

My favorite part: “The public school lobby, which apparently has little confidence in its product, lives in fear of competition -- the fear that if parents' choices are expanded, there will be a flight from public schools". Isn't that what the whole issue is?

Can we get Will to run for President?

Some thoughts on voucher debate

It appears that Rep. Sheryl Allen wants the schools in the state to never succeed. She called the public schools a Volkswagon. Is that all she wants the schools to be?

She claimed the voucher bill is a cadillac system. Well, I would rather have a Cadillac than a Volkswagon. Maybe Rep. Allen doesn't want my children to succeed, but I want them to get the best education possible.