Signs of weakness in Obama campaign?
The U.S. Catholic Bishops, united in defense of religious freedom... and against Obama's birth control mandate - George Weigel for NRO
Romney is losing in states the GOP will win in November but prevailing in the swing states
"His defeats, which include losses Tuesday to Rick Santorum in conservative Alabama and Mississippi, have come largely in states that any Republican nominee is almost certain to win this fall. Mr. Romney's winning performances in the swing states of Ohio, Florida, New Hampshire and Virginia suggest that, as GOP nominee, he would present a challenge to President Barack Obama not only in those states but the communities that will be the general election's most important battlegrounds." - WSJ
Romney still out-fundraising Santorum by large margin
See interactive graphic at Wall Street Journal and report here.
Romney outspending Santorum by 10-to-1 Commentary ...but it's more like 3-to-1 in spending per delegate won - BuzzFeed
More Romney in brief
Romney digs at Santorum as "economic lightweight" - The Hill
Suits and armored cars are now part of Team Santorum as his campaign gets serious - New York Times
Senior conservatives call on Gingrich to stand aside - Washington Post | Politico
"Pollster Scott Rasmussen told The Daily Caller Wednesday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is “not going to win” and “needs to assess his role in the Republican Party.”... but Gingrich's SuperPAC ally tells how his candidate can STILL be nominee - NPR
"Newt Gingrich's failure to win two Deep South states, and the growing calls for him to exit, have also taken Mr. Santorum one step closer to proclaiming this a two-man race between himself and Mr. Romney." - Kim Strassel in the Wall Street Journal
ABC questions the conventional wisdom and says Santorum's best hope might be if Gingrich STAYS in race.
Gingrich expressed frustration at news media and Republican establishment for failing to understand his "large ideas" for transforming American politics - CBS
Michael Medved despairs at candidates' unwillingness to embrace "moderate" tag - Daily Beast
Cameron and Obama show unity on Afghanistan - New York Times
Defense cutbacks put intolerable stress on troops in Afghanistan - Max Boot for Commentary
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Yesterday we published the first results of ConHomeUSA's latest survey. Those showed that Rick Santorum was up to third place in the race for the GOP nomination.
Today we publish a new tracker poll where, every few weeks, we will track the popularity of key players in conservative politics.
We asked the Republican Panel* to give key organizations and people a thumbs up or thumbs down. The table below summarizes the results.
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ConHomeUSA's latest survey of its Republican Panel* finds a big increase in support for Rick Santorum in answer to the question "Who would you most like to win the Republican nomination?". The former Senator has leapfrogged Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann to establish himself as the third-placed candidate.
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Newslinks for Friday April 20: Only 24% (RECORD LOW) think USA is on right trackApr 20, 2012 6:54:24 AM | Comments (0)
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Newslinks for Tuesday April 17: Romney leads Obama in head-to-head polling - but Obama has advantage in swing statesApr 17, 2012 7:01:18 AM | Comments (0)