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    Tag: Newt Gingrich (Virginia)

    Weekend Divertere: Alabama Presidential Forum

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section Multimedia
    Posted on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 11:23:10 PM EST
    Tags: Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Rick Santorum (Virginia), Alabama Republican Party (all tags)

    This is the third time during this primary campaign that Newt Gingrich has gone one-on-one with one of his primary opponents.  The Alabama Republican Party Candidate Forum was held at the Alabama Theatre in Birmingham on March 12th (the night before the Alabama Primary).

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    The Possibility of a Brokered Convention

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:04:12 AM EST
    Tags: Republican National Committee, Campaign For Liberty, Presidential Primaries, Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Ron Paul (Texas), Mitt Romney (Massachusetts), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania), primary process, brokered convention, sixteen times before, questionable inevitability (all tags)

    Last week, I received a fairly interesting e-mail from Matt Kibbe over at FreedomWorks.  The subject line ("BROKERED CONVENTION:  Who Would You Support?") I'll admit was an attention getter.

    According to the letter:

    "As the Presidential race heats up, the GOP Establishment is trying to control the process and tell you that this race is all over with only few states and a miniscule number of delegates already decided.  That is simply not true.  It is still very likely that no candidate receives a majority of the delegates heading into the Republican National Convention.  If this happens and you were a delegate to the convention, you would have the opportunity to support ANYONE, whether they are currently in the race or not."

    On that note, let's grab a cup of coffee and go below the fold, shall we, because this could get fairly interesting.

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    A Message To Our Legislators - Beware False Choices

    Applying Reagan's Eleventh Commandment . . . What Does This Mean?

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Thu Feb 09, 2012 at 05:07:45 PM EST
    Tags: Reagan's Eleventh Commandment, Tea Party Movement, Rockefeller Establishment, Ronald Reagan, primary process, honest and vigorous debate, true conservatism, milquetoast moderates, Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Mitt Romney (Massachusetts), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania), Ron Paul (Texas) (all tags)

    As a matter of lifelong religious preference I'm a Confessional Lutheran (specifically, WELS), a point I may have made once or twice before on this site.  I recall well the catechismal training where such questions as, "What does this mean?," or "How is this done?," or "Where is this written?" were routinely asked in such a way as to prod the minds of middle-school-aged youth to master the basics of sound biblical doctrine.

    Given what I am currently seeing as a predominant tendency to completely misuse a key in-party philosophy (as well as an apparent misunderstanding as to how that philosophy is to be applied), I find myself compelled to address it similarly.

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    Why Southern Regional FairTax Director Personally Endorses Gingrich

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Mon Jan 30, 2012 at 12:07:34 PM EST
    Tags: Americans For Fair Taxation, National FairTax Initiative, Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Mitt Romney (Massachusetts), Ron Paul (Texas), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania), Florida Primary (all tags)

    I received an e-mail this morning from Roger Buchholtz, the North-Central Regional Director for Americans For Fair Taxation, forwarded from Sam Kemp (the South-Central Regional Director for Americans For Fair Taxation), as a follow-up to Herman Cain's endorsement of Newt Gingrich last Saturday.  As Roger said in his e-mail, "We are all struggling with finding the ideal Republican candidate.  There is none.  What we must then determine is, Who will save our nation?  A fellow FairTax Regional Director, Sam Kemp, has put this question and the answer in print below.  It is well worth the read.  Hopefully, you will find it helpful."

    A point of clarification before the break:  The South-Central region consists of Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, and Oklahoma (plus perhaps one or two other connected states).  However, Mr. Kemp's primary residence is in Florida, and it's with that residence in mind that his letter is written.  Following the break is Sam Kemp's letter in its entirety.

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    An Interesting Straw Poll

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sat Dec 24, 2011 at 05:14:59 PM EST
    Tags: Tea Party Patriots, Michele Bachmann (Minnesota), Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Jon Huntsman (Utah), Ron Paul (Texas), Rick Perry (Texas), Mitt Romney (Massachusetts), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania), Presidential Tele-Forum Straw Poll, level of enthusiastic support (all tags)

    And it's one that Ron Paul didn't win, either.  (In fact, he didn't even come close.)

    Last Sunday (December 18th), the Tea Party Patriots held a tele-forum town hall conference with over 23,000 people nationwide participating.  An introduction was provided by Emery McClendon, Julianne Thompson, Herman Cain, and Steve King.  Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum were all on the call and answered a series of identical questions.  (The links, by the way, are to the audio of the introduction and of each candidate's participation.)

    Apparently, toward the end of the forum, a poll was conducted (in which 4,000 of the listeners participated).  The results are . . . interesting.

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    Huntsman-Gingrich Debate

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Thu Dec 15, 2011 at 03:48:36 PM EST
    Tags: Jon Huntsman (Utah), Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Lincoln-Douglas Debates, Manchester in New Hampshire (all tags)

    Because I know you missed it (unless you're a true political junkie):

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    Cain-Gingrich Debate

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sun Nov 06, 2011 at 06:49:03 PM EST
    Tags: Herman Cain (Georgia), Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Texas Tea Party Patriots Network, Texas Patriots PAC, Lincoln-Douglas Debates, potential 2012 GOP presidential ticket (all tags)

    I don't know if anyone noticed this, but back on Saturday, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich met at a Texas Tea Party Patriots PAC fundraiser ($150 to $200 per plate, I'm told) for a debate conducted in the spirit and style of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas debates.  And before we go to the debate itself, let's first hear from Julie Turner, the president of the Texas Patriots PAC:

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    Your Money, Your Vote: The Republican Presidential Debate

    By Kevin Rex Heine, Section News
    Posted on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 05:33:56 PM EST
    Tags: Oakland University, Michigan Republican Party, Kim Jorns, Bobby Schostak, CNBC, Maria Bartiromo, John Harwood, Jim Cramer, Steve Liesman, Rick Santelli, Sharon Epperson, Larry Kudlow, Republican Party presidential debates, Michele Bachmann (Minnesota), Herman Cain (Georgia), Newt Gingrich (Virginia), Jon Huntsman (Utah), Gary Johnson (New Mexico), Ron Paul (Texas), Rick Perry (Texas), Buddy Roemer (Louisiana), Mitt Romney (Massachusetts), Rick Santorum (Pennsylvania) (all tags)

    Kim Jorns is the current Executive Director of the Michigan Republican Party.  Earlier this week I received a couple of e-mails from her with regard to this event:

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