Friday, March 16, 2007

Boston Globe: Romney's Words Grow Hard On Immigration

Romney criticizes McCain on immigration in 2007, calling it “amnesty”

In 2005, he thought it was “quite different from amnesty”

Scott Helman, per usual, has the story.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

CNN- McCain hopes to reignite 'Straight Talk Express' magic

CNN has the complete details, but a small sample is below:

"DES MOINES, Iowa (CNN) -- The bus is back.

Sen. John McCain has revived the 'Straight Talk Express,' the campaign conveyance made famous in his 2000 bid for the Republican presidential nomination, for his new run. The Arizona lawmaker was back on board Thursday afternoon, hitting town-hall meetings in Iowa, the scene of the first caucuses of the 2008 GOP campaign.

'I'm still the same candidate I was -- little bit older, but still the same candidate,' he said. 'We're still having fun. We're still on the bus, still having the town hall meetings in the same way that we were before, and I'm convinced we're doing fine.'

McCain is trying to reclaim the maverick mantle he wore seven years ago, when he upset then-front-runner George W. Bush in the New Hampshire primary -- and largely ignored Iowa, where his opposition to ethanol subsidies was a liability in a corn-belt state."

McCain- Gonzalez Should Not Be Forced Out

Mccain spoke to a group of 400 people in Alton, IA (400 people in Alton?!?) and said Gonzales should not be forced out...

WHOtv has all of the details.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

ABC News’ Political Radar Blog: Rudy Cant Escape Firestorm

Once again, we at the Cooler consider this article a must read. Below is a sample:

"Even though Republican '08 hopeful and former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani is not speaking at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Conference in Washington today, his detractors will be coming to see him.

Led by civil rights attorney Norman Siegel, a group of 9/11 families and firefighters will hold a press conference outside Giuliani's fundraiser at the Sheraton New York Hotel and Towers tonight. They will argue that 'America's Mayor' is no hero and that he should not run for president.

Mr. Giuliani was invited to the IAFF Conference in Washington but says that due to scheduling conflicts on both sides he was unable to participate. The IAFF though has made clear that they do not think highly of Giuliani. In a letter dated March 9th, IAFF President Harold Schaitberger wrote that Giuliani's 'egregious treatment of our 343 fallen on 9/11, their families and our members following that horrific day' led them to consider not inviting Giuliani at all."

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

CBN’s Brody File Blog: Giuliani's Controversial Judge Pick

Rudy’s judges making a court ordered mandate that the taxpayers pay for a sex change operation. Does that sound like a strict constructionist to you?

The Brody File Blog has the rest of the details.

Monday, March 12, 2007

Breaking- Hagel Delays Decision on Presidential Campaign

From Hagel's statement:

"I am here today to announce that my family and I will make a decision on my political future later this year.

In making this announcement, I believe there will still be political options open to me at a later date. But that will depend on the people of Nebraska and this country. I cannot control that and I do not worry about it. I will continue to participate in events across this country, raising money for my Political Action Committee to assist Republican candidates, and raising funds for a Senate re-election campaign."

We at the Caucus Cooler would like to hear your thoughts on Hagel's non-decision decision.

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Late Nigh Post- Giuliani On Public Funding Of Abortion

As The Hotline wrote: "The YouTube wars continue..."

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