Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

Huntsman picks up major GOP endorsement for SC primary

          Tonight, in Iowa, the news is all about three guys named Paul, Romney, and Santorum.  But an email that went out today across The Carolinas –with the subject line Ronald Reagan in 2012 —  indicates that former Utah Gov. Jon…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Media Mike McIntyre Politics

NC’s 7th CD race: lobbyist parties, the death of a controversy, and an incumbent who lives in NC-8 (Oh, my)

    In May,  Illario Pantano of New Hanover County — the 2010 GOP nominee for this congressional race — and state Senator David Rouzer (R-Johnston) will face off for the privilege of taking on incumbent Democrat congressman Mike McIntyre in November. McIntyre, who has…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Mitt Romney Politics South Carolina

Davidson prof: If Romney wins Iowa, the race is OVER

              Wow. Yep, that’s what 34-year old Josh Putnam told The Charlotte Observer today: Q. What if Mitt Romney wins in Iowa? Is the race over? A. “It would be over. That would be the death knell for quite…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media NCGOP Pat McCrory Politics

An interesting way for conservatives to send McCrory & co. a message

So far, it looks like ol’ Pat has no primary competition, and everyone is being told to go ahead and get on board with Team McCrory for November.  I remember, earlier in the year in a town near Wilmington, a group of business people —…

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MAJOR #FAIL# : GOP majority in Raleigh drops ball on proposed gas tax cap

The North Carolina Republican Party’s official web site includes a long list of things “We Believe,”  including THIS GEM: We Believe… government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of their own money they earn. Really?  Someone needs to remind those GOP legislators…

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Happy New Year!

 

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NC Dems lose lots of 18-25 year olds since 2008

North Carolina Democrats have lost nearly 40,000 registered voters, between the ages of 18-25, since 2008.  It’s been universally accepted that demographic voted overwhelming for BarryO, and was they key to his victory over John McCain.  Before the NCGOP gets too excited about this development,…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Howard Coble Media NCGOP Politics Republicans

Waiting on Howard

  Howard Coble, the Republican congressman representing North Carolina’s Sixth District,  appears to be playing the part of Hamlet here at the end of 2011.  Fresh off of hospital stays in DC and Greensboro, the congressional delegation’s senior member says he can’t make up his…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Media Politics South Carolina

SC Primary: Um, THANKS ?????

              A former South Carolina state official convicted on drug charges has endorsed Ron Paul for President: South Carolina’s former treasurer who spent 10 months in prison on a cocaine charge says his experiences as a victim of the…

Posted in Campaign 2012 Congress Economy Media Occupy Politics

Miss Nancy is BUSTED! (Livin’ la vida 1%)

  (I bet Pinehurst mayor — and faithful Haymaker reader Nancy Fiorillo — had a conniption and spit out her coffee when she saw that headline. )  Our friends at Andrew Breitbart’s  BigGovernment.com have outdone themselves again.  They’ve  caught the plastic-faced U.S. House Democrat Leader (and…