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President Obama Wins Re-Election

The votes have been cast and counted and the results are now in. President Obama has won re-election by beating Mitt Romney. President Obama will get to remain in the white house for 4 more years. America has decided that President Obama is moving the country in the right direction.

Mitt Romney even though he ran a good campaign, came across as out of touch with the common man, which probably hurt him in this election. The Democrats also have won enough seats to keep control of the US Senate in this election.


Mitt Romney Selects Paul Ryan as Presidential Running Mate

Mitt Romney officially announced today that he has selected Paul Ryan as his running mate in 2012 election in a speech. Paul Davis Ryan (age 42) is the U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st congressional district. He has held this position since 1999. Let the political controversy begin.
Paul Ryan photo


Mitt Romney Insults Pittsburgh Bakery

Mitt Romney recently made the headlines by insulting a Pittsburgh bakery. Romney obviously has no idea how beloved the local institution is that provided these cookies that were offered to him. Romney has often struggled during his campaign trying to relate to common everyday people.

Here is a video clip regarding the incident now known as Cookiegate:

For more info about Cookiegate, click here.



Republican Pawn Sarah Palin on the Attack Again

Sarah Palin is back in the news again making controversial criticisms about President Obama. Sarah Palin was used by the Republican party as an attack dog back in the 2008 election so it is no surprise she is going into attack mode again. There currently a movie out about her taking a behind the scenes look at the 2008 Presidential Reublican campaign called Game Change

For more video clips of Sarah Palin, click here.


John McCain Calls 2012 Republican Campaign “the nastiest ever”

John McCain is not a big fan of negative campaign ads as he experienced the effects first hand when he lost the 2000 campaign to be the Republican nominee to George Bush. During the 2000 Republican primary, McCain was the target of negative rumors that he had fathered a black child out of wedlock. McCain does have an adopted daughter Bridget who is from Bangladesh.

In a recent interview on "Meet the Press", McCain blamed the negative campaign ads on the super PACs McCain feels all the negative ads from these groups will make it harder to win the general election. John McCain has already endorsed Republican front runner Mitt Romney.


Newt Gingrich’s Racially Insensitive Remarks

Here is a video clip of Jon Stewart commenting on Newt Gingrich's insensitive racial remarks:


Rick Perry Announces his Candidacy for 2012 Republican Presidential Nomination

Texas Governor Rick Perry (R) has officially jumped into the 2012 presidential race. The Texas Governor is running on the notion that he has a track record of creating jobs in Texas. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Texas has created more jobs in the last year than any other state in the country. His campaign has already launched a Rick Perry for President website.


Herman Cain Announces his Candidacy for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012

During a live event covered by C-SPAN, Herman Cain announced that he will be candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination in 2012. Herman Cain is a businessman, radio talk show host, and political activist from Georgia. Cain ran for the U.S. Senate in Georgia in 2004 but came in second in the primary with 26.2% of the vote.

During Cain's speech today he claimed that America needs a new vision and talked about the current unemployment rates, increase in number of people on food stamps, and $4 a gallon gas prices. He also claimed that President Obama recently threw Israel under the bus. The announcement speech was held in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park.


Donald Trump’s Announcement

Donald Trump announced earlier this week that he will not run for President in the 2012 Presidential election. Desprite building up hoopla about running in 2012 election over the past several months, Trump decided to back out of the race. Here is the written text of Donald Trump's announcement:

For Immediate Release:
New York, New York: May 16, 2011

After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the Presidency. This decision does not come easily or without regret; especially when my potential candidacy continues to be validated by ranking at the top of the Republican contenders in polls across the country. I maintain the strong conviction that if I were to run, I would be able to win the primary and ultimately, the general election. I have spent the past several months unofficially campaigning and recognize that running for public office cannot be done half heartedly. Ultimately, however, business is my greatest passion and I am not ready to leave the private sector.

I want to personally thank the millions of Americans who have joined the various Trump grassroots movements and written me letters and e-mails encouraging me to run. My gratitude for your faith and trust in me could never be expressed properly in words. So, I make you this promise: that I will continue to voice my opinions loudly and help to shape our politician’s thoughts. My ability to bring important economic and foreign policy issues to the forefront of the national dialogue is perhaps my greatest asset and one of the most valuable services I can provide to this country. I will continue to push our President and the country’s policy makers to address the dire challenges arising from our unsustainable debt structure and increasing lack of global competitiveness. Issues, including getting tough on China and other countries that are methodically and systematically taking advantage of the United States, were seldom mentioned before I brought them to the forefront of the country’s conversation. They are now being debated vigorously. I will also continue to push for job creation, an initiative that should be this country’s top priority and something that I know a lot about. I will not shy away from expressing the opinions that so many of you share yet don’t have a medium through which to articulate.

I look forward to supporting the candidate who is the most qualified to help us tackle our country’s most important issues and am hopeful that, when this person emerges, he or she will have the courage to take on the challenges of the Office and be the agent of change that this country so desperately needs.

Thank you and God Bless America!

Donald J. Trump


Mike Huckabee Will Not be Running in 2012

Mike Huckabee has announced that he will not be running for President in 2012. Huckabee was one of the front runners for the Republican nomination. He said that even though everything tells him he should run, his heart is not in it. It is projected that most of Huckabee's followers will support either Mitt Romney or Donald Trump now that he will will not be in the race.