Monday, February 05, 2007

Caucus Calendar

Mitt Romney is back in Iowa on Thursday. He'll be making morning stops in Boone and Montour. It's already been reported that he would be in Sioux County for the GOP Dinner on the 19th. It's clear that the Massachusettes Governor will be aggressively working the Hawkeye State

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11:16 AM  
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11:28 AM  
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11:32 AM  
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12:15 PM  
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12:25 PM  
Anonymous If you aren't Dutch, you aren't much said...

I heard that Rep. Hoekstra is going to be attending the Dinner with Mitt. That will help in "Dutch Country".

War Tulip Festivals in Orange City and Pella

12:26 PM  
Anonymous McCain fan said...

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12:33 PM  
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12:57 PM  
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1:32 PM  
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1:34 PM  
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2:16 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Look-

Posting negatively about Gov. Romney's religion will not be tolerated. Unfortunately we cannot have a mature conversation about this in the Cooler without it devolving into bigoted attacks from one side and ad hominem attacks from the other. It's embarrassing to everyone involved.

Keep it clean.

2:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have been suspicious for some time that this blog was written by someone who was decidedly pro-Romney.

Thank you for confirming my suspicions once and for all Cooler.

2:34 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

Cooler,

It's not slander, I resent that! It's technically libel, slander is spoken.

In fact, I don't even think it's libel. Here's my source:

Cyndi Mosteller -- Chair of the Charleston County GOP, Former McCain staffer, current McCainiac, and likely future McCain staffer publically attacks Romney based on his religion: http://www.evangelicalsformitt.org/front_page/the_mccain_camp_swings_and_mis.php

As for Chuck Larson, I'll bump that question to Cancerman who I've seen post on it. Any source CM?

2:34 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

Murphy-

That link is perfectly acceptable, its the other unfounded attacks that are not. Thanks for the link.

2:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cooler, just beacause you don't want to talk about his religion doesn't mean it's negative. It's your blog and you can take them off if you want, but it's something that Romney will have to address when he's in the 5th CD. That's all I was saying. And it's true, whether you take this comment down or not.

3:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog should be taken down! Too much negative crap associated with it!

3:07 PM  
Blogger murphy said...

CC @ 2:53, perfectly fair.

3:09 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

307- We agree that there has been too much negativity around here. Trust us when we say that we have considered multiple times closing the comments section or making comments only available to registered users. But frankly that would be unfair to the readers as this should be an open forum where people can point out our errors and places they disagree with us. This is why its even more important for everyone to please keep it clean.

3:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anon 3:04

From what I hear, Romney has lots of support in the 5th. Talk to some of the GOP chairs and see what they say. The recent Roll Call article I received says a lot about who is getting the support. And it looks like Romney is the one.

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4:04, I have. And I mainly heard an anyone but McCain sentiment. If they look past his religion, great. They're doing what they should do. I just don't think they will. But I've been wrong once before.

Mitt has a lot of county chairs on his side because he handed out a crap load of money. I wonder how the everyday caucus voter will feel. Initially, I know they'll like him because he's like a new car, all shiny and polished. I just wonder what the car will look like in 5 years.

4:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooler,

No real scoop is found in the comments. You have great content. Don't become Krusty 2.

5:21 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cooler, why did you delete my post saying that Pete Hoekstra supports Mitt and is the only Dutch member of Congress? I didn't attack anyone.

5:52 PM  
Blogger Caucus Cooler said...

521- That's what we are trying to avoid, but you only have so many options. If you close comments then that doesn't allow opposing views to be heard. We agree with you though.

552- We must've gotten punchy with the delete button. Apologies. Hoekstra is a great addition for Mitt.

5:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

5:21, what's so bad about the klown's blog?

9:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course Romney will be there. If there's a camera or a even a local paper, you can bet Mitt will show up! He'll definitely get out of the tanning bed for some exposure.

The other bloggers are right; Mitt will not do very well in the 5th (for reasons I won't mention). And please don't come back with a post that he had a huge turnout of 250-300 people in the middle of the week again. I worked as staff and I and another staffer, yes just two of us, turned out over 350 people in the morning and in the middle of the week in less than 36 hours. While I respect many of his staff members, the numbers he has simply do not impress me.

Lastly, anon 4:51 has it nailed right on. Mitt may have the support of the majority of county chairs and was ONCE considered to be running out front, but let's face it, the new car smell is wearing off!

10:58 PM  
Blogger jason said...

Romney at 20% in IA. Tying Guiliani.

http://www.mymanmitt.com/2007/02/poll-romney-surge-in-iowa.asp

Mitt has recently hit 20% in two polls in NH.

12:35 AM  
Anonymous r-o-m, n-e-y, oh, you SOB said...

Does it bother any of the Romneyites that Rich Lowry from National Review said that Romney's pro-life conversion story is so stupid that he would be better off not talking about it.

I fear for the Republic if this false conservative gets the nomination.

6:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

6:30,

I guess Reagan would be a false conservative, because he too eveolved on the life issue. God forbid we elect someone like him.

6:37 AM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Boston, MA - Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that James Bopp, Jr., will be joining the Romney for President Exploratory Committee as Special Adviser on Life Issues.

"For almost three decades, Jim has been at the center of the fight to protect the sanctity of human life. Representing numerous national and state pro-life and pro-family organizations, he has helped defend the rights of those seeking to promote life," said Governor Romney. "Jim will be a powerful spokesman for my vision of a greater tomorrow. I look forward to his counsel derived from many years of service and to working with him as we move forward."

With today's announcement, Jim Bopp said: "As Governor, Mitt Romney has stood side-by-side with those seeking to protect the weakest and most innocent of our society. In one of our country's most liberal states, he has acted to protect the sanctity of life. Governor Romney's record on fundamental life issues is one of not just words but action. I am proud to count myself among his supporters."

Background on James Bopp, Jr.:

James Bopp, Jr., Has Had A Long Distinguished Career Practicing Law And In Public Service. At the law firm of Bopp, Coleson & Bostrom, Bopp's practice focuses on non-profit corporate and tax law, on campaign finance and election law, on life issues including abortion, and on U.S. Supreme Court practice. His clients have included the National Right to Life Committee, Focus on the Family, Susan B. Anthony List, All Children Matter, Catholic Answers, Christian Broadcasting Network, Gerard Health Foundation, Priests for Life, Traditional Values Coalition, Salem Radio, Vision America, the Christian Coalition, and the Republican parties of Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Texas, and Vermont. He has argued numerous campaign finance cases in defense of pro-life, pro-family, conservative and Republican party groups, including four cases in the U.S. Supreme Court. He also serves as General Counsel for the James Madison Center for Free Speech and is a member of the Republican National Committee. He is a veteran of all levels of government.

9:12 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have got to be kidding me... ...a "Life Adviser"?

Is this some new trend now? Bringing someone on board to make it look like you really are for that issue, when you are extremely weak on the issue?

If so, someone get the President a "cut-spending adviser."

9:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

McCain hired an advisor to look conservative. She shall remain nameless so as not to offend the McCainiacs who run this blog, but her intials are MP..

10:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice one Mittens. Took you 45 minutes to not defend your guy, but just attack.

10:56 AM  
Anonymous A B.M. said...

ANYBODY BUT MCCAIN!

11:01 AM  
Anonymous r-o-m, n-e-y, oh, you s-o-b said...

I guess Reagan would be a false conservative, because he too eveolved on the life issue.

Reagan had a loooong paper trail which revealed his thinking on such matters. Romney had an overnight conversion. And Reagan would never have banned the Boy Scouts from participating in the opening ceremony of the Olympics because of their opposition to buggering the kinder.

8:47 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

Hey, 8:47,

I too had an overnight conversion. It was the day I saw my son for the first time via an ultrasound. That ended the debate for me right then and there.

I for years had been pro-life for myself and my family but was uncomfortable from a libertarian standpoint forcing my personal views founded in my faith on others. No more.

ALL life is precious.

Speaking of which, The Yoda's are expecting a new addition to our "Jedi Council" this summer!

9:36 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unbelievable. This proves that Yoda has had sex twice! Eeewwww.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classy 12:43. Real classy.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous the one is here now bow down said...

Yoda:

Libertarians should have no problems being pro-life. Without a right to life, how can one rationally lay claim to any other rights?

We have to be careful how we fight a war on abortion though. If we fight a war on abortion the way we fight the war on drugs and the war on terror, by next summer MEN will be having abortions.

6:12 PM  
Blogger Yoda said...

"Without a right to life, how can one rationally lay claim to any other rights?"

Hmmm... stated very well, you did....

Correct you are.....

6:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

r-o-m, n-e-y, oh, you s-o-b said...

In regards to the 'Romney barring Boy Scouts from participating in Olympics', you couldn't be further from the truth. The Boy Scouts said that the NewsMax article detailing that was false. Even NewsMax admitted that the Olympic Committee said that there was an age restriction of 18 years old and up to be a volunteer.

How old are Boy Scouts? Last time I checked, it was an under 18 organization. Once you turn 18, you can't advance in rank anymore, though you can become a scout-master. Oh, and you can then volunteer for the Olympics

3:44 AM  

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