Here is complete video of Sen. Marco Rubio speaking in Iowa tonight at a birthday event for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad. Many believe this trip by Rubio to Iowa is his opening foray into the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination race. Rubio made the case for taking the conservative message of why Free Enterprise and Limited Government are the principles to give Americans a shot at the best future they can possibly have. Rubio urged conservatives to not give up on taking that message to the country in a positive and compassionate way.
We’re three days past the 2012 Presidential Election, and it’s already time to start thinking about 2016! Sen. Marco Rubio will be heading to Iowa to speak at a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad. Many believe Rubio will make a run for the 2016 GOP Presidential Nomination:
DAILY CALLER: Sen. Marco Rubio is heading to Iowa next weekend to headline a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad.
The invitation to the “Governor’s 2nd Annual 65th Birthday Bash” promises “Live Music,” “Speeches,” “Dancing,” “Fun for the Whole Family,” and, not to be forgotten, “Birthday Cake.”
But more importantly, it promises a likely Republican presidential contender in the state that is not only a crucial swing state, but holds the first nominating caucus in the nation.
Rubio was considered a possible vice presidential pick for Mitt Romney this cycle.
Branstad’s fundraiser last year boasted six of the Republican presidential contenders as speaker — though Romney was not among them. Newt Gingrich also attended the event, but arrived late and did not have a speaking spot, according to CNN. . . . Read More
2016 ought to be very interesting because it will be an open race for both the Democrats and the Republicans, since President Obama will have served two terms.
Smart move. MT @erinmcpike: RCP SCOOP: Marco Rubio has declined Mitch McConnell’s entreaties to run the NRSC next cycle.— Matt K. Lewis (@mattklewis) November 7, 2012
Here is complete video of a rally held by Gov. Mitt Romney yesterday in Davenport, Iowa.
Wow! This could make a difference in a razor-thin battleground state like Iowa. Tonight, word is out that Iowa’s most influential newspaper – the Des Moines Register – is endorsing Mitt Romney for President. This is the first time since 1972 that the paper has endorsed a Republican Presidential Candidate!
We’ll post some Twitter reaction to the endorsement below:
It’s not scientific or quantifiable by Nate Silver but Des Moines Register endorsement of Mitt first time it’s’ clear O may lose the race.— Howard Fineman (@howardfineman) October 28, 2012
Des Moines Register endorses Romney: politi.co/SMbnGv— POLITICO (@politico) October 28, 2012
Wow. Matters more. RT @jeffzeleny: Des Moines Register endorses Mitt Romney, the first Republican presidential candidate since Nixon.— Ben Smith (@BuzzFeedBen) October 28, 2012
**SHOCK** Liberal Des Moines Register Endorses Romney, First Republican Endorsement in 30 Years bit.ly/XC6dkx— BigJournalism (@BigJournalism) October 28, 2012
Here is complete video of Gov. Mitt Romney’s major speech on the U.S. Economy that he delivered in Iowa yesterday.
Mitt Romney speaking in Iowa yesterday, told enthusiastic supporters, “Don’t think this is the last you are going to see of me and Paul Ryan.” He went on to tell the crowd that Iowa “may be the state that decides what kind of America we’re going to have and what kind of lives our families are going to have.”
Joe does it again. Here he is campaigning in Ohio today where he talked about all the ads running “Here in Iowa!.”
Here is longtime Iowa Political Guru David Yepsen on Fox News last night where he said Mitt Romney “is closing” in Iowa. Yepsen said the race is closer than two points, and told Bret Baier that Republicans are “doing a far better job on absentee ballots than they’ve ever done before.”
Democrat-leaning Pollster “Public Policy Polling” has issued new polls today for the battleground states of Iowa and New Hampshire. Both show Mitt Romney leading Barack Obama by one-point, 49%-48%. We have both states rated as “Tossup.”
Our full Iowa and New Hampshire poll, which finds Mitt Romney leading 49/48 in both states, is now posted: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/r…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 19, 2012
Obama’s approval was 49/48 on our last polls of IA and NH. Now 46/50 in IA and 47/51 in NH: publicpolicypolling.com/main/2012/10/r…— PublicPolicyPolling (@ppppolls) October 19, 2012
Speaking at a rally today in Bettendorf, Iowa, Gov. Mitt Romney warned that under Barack Obama, the United States is “on the path to becoming Europe.” Romney was citing the news that under Obama, the U.S. will have its fourth consecutive $1 Trillion Budget Deficit (that’s the yearly deficit). Romney called it “immoral” to pass on this kind of debt to future generations.
Fox News’ Ed Henry posted this photo from Obama’s bus tour through Iowa.
You can visit the website for the business he built here.
Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney speaking in Des Moines, Iowa the other day where he blasted Barack Obama for gutting the work requirement in Welfare Reform. Romney said it is wrong to take any action that makes America “more a nation of dependency.”
Seems a number of Iowa voters who drank the Obama Koolaid in 2008 are having second thoughts this time around. . .
DES MOINES REGISTER: Some of the once-euphoric Iowans who inspired the nation to embrace Barack Obama in 2008 are experiencing a deep-seated buyer’s remorse over their role in delivering the White House to a candidate they think has let them down.
Take longtime Democrat Debbie Smith. Four years ago, she wore the Obama T-shirts, went to his rallies, made her first campaign contribution and caucused for the first time.
“I wish to have my vote back,” said Smith, 51, a small business owner from Clive. “I feel completely responsible, and I feel like I need to tell people this.”
A sense of betrayal shows up in Iowa polling conducted by rival Mitt Romney’s campaign, said its pollster, Neil Newhouse. . . Read More
The Mitt Romney ad tailored to Iowa on what Mitt Romney will do in his first 100 days as President:
1. Move to repeal ObamaCare.
2. Attack the Nation’s Deficit.
3. Focus on getting America to a Balanced Budget.
Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney in Iowa today where he lowered the boom on Barack Obama for saying earlier today in a Press Conference, “the private sector is doing fine” in America! Obama actually said that.
Romney told the crowd what Obama had said, and them asked, “Is he really that out of touch?” The crowd answered for him, “Yes!”
Santorum addresses the Iowa vote issue at the 2:30 mark of the video below:
Word is bubbling around online tonight that Rick Santorum may have actually won the Iowa Caucuses because of a discovered 20-vote overcount in Mitt Romney’s favor in one precinct. That would have made Romney’s 8-vote victory a 12-vote Santorum victory.
However, as Johnny Dollar tweeted above, Rick Santorum himself was on Greta Van Susteren’s show tonight, and he confirmed the error in Romney’s favor, BUT said he had been told by Iowa GOP officials that there was also a 21-vote error in his favor that had been discovered. Therefore, at least right now, it looks like the official count will give Romney a 9-vote win.
Either way, Santorum was the winner as well.