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« on: September 16, 2010, 06:32:30 am »
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This is in hopes of starting a 2012 Election TL. The rules are the same as my 2008 tl, except that everymonth until January will be for 3 days. It will start in Dec '10. Anybody interested, please notify all the people you can of this game. I hope to get as many people as possible.

Democrats
Hillary Clinton- BushOklahoma
Barack Obama- Ben

Republicans
Mitch Daniels- feeblepizza
Marsha Blackburn- Tmthforu94
Haley Barbour- Republican95
Ron Paul- ModernBourbon Democrat
Mitt Romney- Winfield
Mike Huckabee- Jasengle

Independents
Jeffrey Bezos- Yelnoc

Primary Schedule

January - New Jersey, Illinois, Virginia, Colorado
February - New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Minnesota, Kentucky, Tennessee, Florida, Texas, Nebraska, Arizona, Wyoming, Hawaii, California
March - DC, Massachuessetts, Alabama, South Carolina, Michigan, Iowa, North Dakota, Utah, Idaho, Alaska, Oregon
April - Vermont, Connecticut, Missouri, Wisconsin, Arkansas, Georgia, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Montana, Nevada
May - Maine, New York, Delaware, North Carolina, Mississippii, Ohio, Kansas, New Mexico, Washington
June - Rhode Island, Maryland, West Virginia, Louisiana

Starting Point

Democrats
Obama 43.8%
Clinton 36.2%


Red Obama, Blue Clinton

Republicans
Romney 32.7%
Huckabee 31.3%
Paul 9.3%
Daniels 3.1%
Barbour 1.9%
Blackburn 1.7%


Red Romney, Blue Huckabee
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« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2010, 06:11:32 pm »
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All Actions by Haley Barbour (R-MS) for December 2010

Haley Barbour, under tha capacity of RGA chairman, makes a visit to New Jersey to meet with Governor Chris Christie, Christie's Cheif of Staff Richard Bagger, and NJ GOP State Chairman Jay Webber over lunch to discuss the growing role of the GOP in the state.  After lunch, Barbour and Christie tour a manafacturing plant in Trenton, NJ.  At the end of the tour Barbour makes a speech to the employees and members of the community who have come to hear:

"My top concern for the economy right now is creating quality jobs for the American people.  The Obama administration has done nothing to help the average, working-class American since he took office in 2009.  He's spent billions worth of borrowed money that has indebted future generations of Americans.  He did not extend all of the Bush-era tax cuts and most of all he has not provided the nessecary push that our economy needed to start growing again.  Let's make 2012 the last year for Obama's radical left-wing agenda by voting him out of office and putting a few more Republicans in govenor's seats across the country".

Later in the month, Haley Barbour speaks via video to troops stationed in Afghanistan on behalf of the RGA to deliver a Christmas message.  This is an excerpt from his message:

“On this Christmas, our nation remembers the men and women of our military, your friends and comrades who paid the ultimate price for our security and freedom. We ask for God's blessings on their families, their loved ones and their friends, and we pray for your safety and your strength, as you continue to defend America and to spread freedom.

Each one of you has answered a great call, participating in an historic moment in world history. You live by a code of honor, of service to your nation, with the safety and the security of your fellow citizens. Our military is full of the finest people on the face of the earth. Merry Christmas and may God bless you all.”


With that, the rest of the month for Barbour is pretty uneventful.  Except for his annual appearence at the RGA Christmas fundraising dinner. Also, there is growing impatience about knowing his plans for 2012.
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« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2010, 08:54:59 pm »
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Marsha Blackburn headlines a Republican fundraiser in Nashville, Tennessee, where she talks about the important of the party's, and nation's future...

We had moderately good results in the last election, am I right? More and more Americans are beginning to reject President Obama's liberal policies, and are looking to conservatism as a viable alternative. Friends, it's time we all unite as one party in order to give those concerned Americans a clear option. Whoever that candidate may be, it is vital that this candidate ha strong, conservative credentials and will be able to lead a strong campaign against Obama's policies, as well as offer solutions to the problems we're in.

I ask you all to consider donating to the Republican party, as well as the WedgePAC, a PAC I founded a couple years ago. This PAC has the goal of electing strong conservatives to various offices across the nation, regardless of political party. Together, we can shape the future into a stronger and safer one. Thank you, and God Bless!





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Reporter: Ms. Blackburn, do you have the intention of running for President of America?
Blackburn: Right now, I'm keeping all options open. I think it's extremely important that a strong, common-sense conservative is nominated to this party. I'll have to pray with my family and friends about it before making any big decisions.
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« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2010, 09:53:48 pm »
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Mitt Romney makes a campaign tour of Illinois.  In the morning, about 10:00 A.M., he is met at the Chicago airport by Republican State Senate leader Christine Radogno, and a large crowd of supporters and well wishers, holding ROMNEY FOR PRESIDENT signs.

Radogno:  I am pleased to be here today to greet Governor Mitt Romney.  Governor Romney brings to this race outstanding qualifications as a proven leader in both the private and public sectors.  Governor Romney.

Romney:  Thank you very much Christine.  And thank you all for coming here today.  America faces a crisis in leadership.  The Obama administraion has ran America's economy into the ground.  Unemployment rates stand at unacceptable levels.  America's economic position in the world continues to decline.  We are not keeping pace in today's changing world.  Well, I can tell you, for the sake of this nation, and for the sake of our children and grandchildren, things have to change, and when I am in the White House, they will.  I will restore fiscal integrity and responsibility to the leadership of our nation.

In the afternoon, Romney proceeds to go on a Chicago radio station, then a television station, for interviews.

In the evening, Romney makes a major address on the ecnomy and his proposals to revitalize the nation's economy, to the Chicago Board of Trade.
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« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2010, 02:06:01 pm »
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Ron Paul announces his candidacy.

Following this, he campaigns heavily in New Hampshire, New Jersey, Iowa, Texas, and California, traveling to many places for campaign rallies. Thus far, no fundraiser has been announced.
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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2010, 03:47:31 pm »
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Marsha Blackburn headlines a traditional marriage rally in Knoxville, Tennessee...

Thank you! Welcome to this historic city, and welcome, all, to Tennessee! This is a great state, and I'm proud to be a representative of it.

Today there are some people who are trying to establish one religion: the religion of secularism.
They want to reject our nation's traditional values, and reject the values of our founders, casting aside the wisdom of the ages. Activist judges from across the nation are striking down something extremely important to America: the family.

Even in our schools, we have elementary school teacher's read to their second graders from a book titled "The King and the King," about a prince who marries a prince . What's even more disheartening, is that a second grader's father is denied the right to have his child taken out of that classroom while the book is being read. The government is truly taking advantage of the situation by spoon-feeding our children into believe same-sex marriage should be accepted.

States like Massachusetts and California are battling over same-sex marriage, but unless we adopt a federal amendment to protect marriage, what's happening there will unquestionably enter every other state. This spreading secular religion cannot be allowed to weaken the foundation of the family, or the faith of our fathers who loved their country even more than they loved there life.

Thank you all, you have been amazing! God Bless!
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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2010, 04:10:32 pm »
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Marsha Blackburn appears on Anderson Cooper 360, where she vigilantly argues against Obamacare...

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We're concerned also that there are lessons learned from public option health care plans that maybe are not being heeded. And certainly in my state of Tennessee, we were the test case for public option health care in 1994. And our Democrat government has even cautioned that maybe our experiences there would provide some lessons learned that should be heeded and would provide guidance for us to go forward.

And as you said, what we should be doing is tossing old ideas out, bad ideas out, and moving forward and refining good ideas. And certainly we would welcome that opportunity.

So my question to the President is when will we look forward to starting anew and sitting down with you to put all of these ideas on the table, to look at these lessons learned, to benefit from that experience, and to produce a product that is going to reduce government interference, reduce cost and be fair to the American taxpayer?

I mean, the fact of the matter is that if you vote with the administration on something, are politically vulnerable in your own base, in your own party. You've given yourselves very little room to work in a bipartisan fashion because what you've been telling your constituents is, "This guy's doing all kinds of crazy stuff that's going to destroy America."
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« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 05:47:13 pm »
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Marsha Blackburn hosts a rally in Arlington, Virginia, where she is accompanied by Governor Bob McDonnell...

In Washington, America has created a perfect job-killing storm, with more government control and higher taxes. It's time for Republicans to have a leader who will stand up to the liberal policies being implemented under the Obama administration. It's time that both the Tea Party and the Republican party come together and end an error in America's history.

Today, I'm announcing my candidacy for President of the United States.
I am excited to get the chance to meet with thousands of Americans over the next few months. I am excited to hear your stories and will take those stories all the way to the White House, where I will implement the policies that can put American's dreams in motion again.

The next few months won't be easy, and our road to the White House won't be a smooth ride. I'm proud to embrace the underdog status, and I'm also proud to be able to add even more cracks in that thick glass ceiling. Hopefully we can finally break the darn thing! I look forward to an amazing ride, where Americans can learn more about myself, my husband Chuck, and my two beautiful children, Mary Morgan and Chad. Thank you, and God Bless!!!



Bob McDonnell walks up to the microphone...

If I may, Marsha, I'd also like to say a couple of words. *crowd laughs* I'm proud to endorse Marsha Blackburn for President, because I believe she represents what the Republican party is truly about: Smart, fiscal conservatism. I look forward to campaigning with Marsha and her family over the next few months, and with Virginia now being a leadoff state, hopefully we can deliver her a victory on primary day!
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2010, 07:31:37 pm »
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Governor Mitch Daniels (R-IN) appears at Indianapolis in front of thousands of eager Hoosiers:

"I've said before that you couldn't get me back to Washington, D.C. if you forced me to go at gunpoint. But now I'm changing my belief - I think it's Washington that's holding America hostage, and that someone needs to go there and stop it.

That person might as well be me. I have decided that I am a candidate for President of the United States.

I can not sit idly by as America's future is drowned in debts, taxes, and false commitments made by the likes of Nancy Pelosi and Barack Obama. America can not keep tumbling down this path toward a banana republic. We have to re-assert ourselves as a world power, and I believe that nobody is in a better position to do that than I am.

We've done some truly monumental work here in the Hoosier State. Now let's bring Indiana's conservative fiscal policies to Washington. Come and help - it will be worth it!!!
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« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2010, 07:32:47 pm »
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Governor Daniels tours all U.S. states from New Jersey to Colorado, listening and speaking to the people of America and giving them his ideas on their concerns.
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« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2010, 09:24:41 pm »
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Many prominent females endorse Ms. Blackburn from across the nation...

I'm ready to break that glass ceiling, and not only do I think Marsha is capable of doing that, but I also think she is the most qualified candidate in this race and will bring back conservative values to the White House, which is why I'm proud to endorse her.
- Congresswoman Michele Bachmann

I've had the privilege of working with her in the House several times, and I know my fellow Tennessean will make a great President!
- Congresswoman Diane Black

Marsha Blackburn's stances on the issues is what attracts me to her. She's going to be a tough lady in there, and will do us proud. I'm proud to endorse her.
- Senator Kelly Ayotte

America is truly lucky to have such a great candidate in this race, and I will personally do everything I can to help Represenatative Blackburn take the state of Colorado.
- Former Lt. Governor Jane Norton

Wow...It's so great to see such an amazing conservative woman seeking the nation's highest office. I look forward to helping Marsha throughout this campaign, and I'm excited about her candidacy. I endorse her heartily, because I know she will govern with integrity and honesty.
- Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O'Donnell

Sarah Palin also weighs in, but doesn't give an official endorsement yet...

I'll have to step back and see who all is running. I realize my endorsement could potentially carry a lot of weight, so I'm not going to rush into it. There are some very good candidates out there like Governor Daniels and Congresswoman Blackburn. I'm confident though that Republicans will wisely select a true conservative as our nominee.
- Sarah Palin
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« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2010, 10:40:11 pm »
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Governor Romney makes a campaign stop in Trenton, New Jersey, attracting thousands of enthusiastic supporters and well wishers.

Ladies and gentlemen, I'm Chris Christie, Governor of the greatest state in the union, New Jersey, and I am here today to throw my support behind the next President of the United States, Mitt Romney.  Mitt knows how to rescue America from the fiscal disaster that Obama and the big spending Democrats have gotten this nation into.  Mitt has a proven record of accomplishment.  As Governor of Massachusetts, he attacked the state deficit head on and won.  My friends, he will do the same for this nation.  America needs Mitt's leadership at this crucial time. 

Mitt is the only candidate with the experience, record, and qualifications that can take on this nation's challenges and overcome them.  Other candidates may promise results, but Mitt is really the only candidate who has the qualifications, the experience, the gravitas, and the only candidate who has actually delivered results.  That is why I stand one hundred percent behind Mitt Romney for President.  Governor Romney.

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Thank you Governor for that great welcome.  Man it's great to be here in the great state of New Jersey.  (Cheers)  What a great audience.  Thank you for coming here today.  America stands today at a crisis point.  Our fiscal house is teetering on the brink of disaster.  It is going to take strong and effective fiscal management to bring this nation back to prosperity and to finally end these record unemployment rates, and create jobs and opportunities for Americans all across this land.  My pledge to you and to this nation is that, as President, I will restore our economy to prosperity and that my administration will have as it's number one priority jobs, jobs, jobs.  Jobs, good jobs, meaningful jobs for Americans. 

Under my administration, one of the few unemployed Americans in this nation will be Barack Obama.

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Together, we can make this nation great again.  Join with me my friends, join with me in making America great again.

Thank you and let's get to work.

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« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2010, 02:35:27 pm »
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Hillry Clinton announce that she will keep her job as secretary of state, and not run for president.
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« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2010, 02:48:29 pm »
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Marsha Blackburn heads up to Scranton, Pennsylvania where she is endorsed by Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey...

America is at a crucial hour. We have an opportunity to take back the Senate as well as expand on our majority in the House. But what we must win, is the Presidency. We cannot afford to continue down the socialist road President Obama is leading us. We need a clear alternative in this election; a true conservative voice. That candidate is Marsha Blackburn, and I am pleased and honored to endorse her today. I have no doubt that under a Blackburn administration, America will be seeing much better days than the ones we've been seeing.
- Senator Pat Toomey
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2010, 02:54:17 pm »
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President Obama, giving a speech at the University of Michigan,

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Nearly 50 years ago, President Lyndon Johnson unveiled his Great Society.  I am announcing today that I will seek reelection to the office of the Presidency, and if I am reelected, will undertake an equally ambitious program, so that America can once again be the land of opportunity, not merely the land of the rich and well bred.
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« Reply #15 on: September 18, 2010, 02:56:49 pm »
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Marsha Blackburn makes a stop in Asheville, North Carolina, where she is endorsed by Senator Richard Burr...

Today, President Barack Obama announced he'll seek reelection. This means that the President is asking Americans to give him four more years to let this nation spiral out of control with insurmountable spending and a government takeover. We can't let that happen, and we need a leader who will stop it! That's why I'm endorsing Marsha Blackburn, and I encourage all North Carolinians to get on board her campaign!
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« Reply #16 on: September 18, 2010, 06:07:19 pm »
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At a rally in Indianapolis, Governor Mitch Daniels is endorsed by several prominent Hoosiers, including:

Senator Richard Lugar (R) - "The man's a genius, quite frankly. He's the only one who can save us from this disaster Obama has created."

Senator Dan Coats (R) - "I think that Mitch represents conservatism and Hoosier values. He has done a lot to improve Indiana, and I'm honored to support him."

Evan Bayh, former Senator (D) - "We need bipartisan work in Washington, not the backroom deals pertaining to health care and cap and trade. That's why I'm endorsing Mitch."

Congressman Mike Pence (R) - "Mitch is my Governor and will be my President."

Dan Quayle, former Vice-President (R) - "I think that Mitch Daniels will has been a very effective Governor in the Hoosier State and will be a very effective Commander-in-Chief."
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« Reply #17 on: September 18, 2010, 08:23:14 pm »
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During a visit to Illinois, Governor Daniels is endorsed by Senator Mark Kirk (R).
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« Reply #18 on: September 18, 2010, 08:23:56 pm »
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During a Virginia rally, Governor Daniels is endorsed by former Senator George Allen and Congressman Eric Cantor.
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« Reply #19 on: September 19, 2010, 10:48:45 am »
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Republicans
Romney 34.5%
Huckabee 25.7% un-announced
Paul 9.3%
Daniels 3.9%
Blackburn 3.9%
Barbour 2.7% un-announced


Red Romney, Blue Huckabee, Green Daniels, Dark Green Barbour

Colorado
Romney 47.3%
Huckabee 14.6%
Paul 10.3%
Daniels 4.1%
Blackburn 2.7%
Barbour 1.0%

Illinois
Romney 38.8%
Huckabee 22.1%
Paul 8.2%
Daniels 8.2%
Blackburn 1.8%
Barbour 0.9%

New Jersey
Romney 55.0%
Huckabee 15.9%
Paul 9.0%
Barbour 6.7%
Daniels 5.3%
Blackburn 1.6%

Virginia
Huckabee 27.0%
Romney 26.2%
Blackburn 8.1%
Paul 7.6%
Daniels 5.6%
Barbour 5.5%

General Election Polling
Romney 42%
Obama 41%

Obama 45%
Paul 39%

Obama 44%
Daniels 32%

Obama 45%
Blackburn 28%
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« Reply #20 on: September 19, 2010, 01:51:14 pm »
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At a Tennessee Republicans dinner, Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn receives the endorsement of the entire Tennessee Republican Congressional delegation.

It'd be great for someone as strong and faithful as Marsha Blackburn to be our party's nominee, and I am going to do everything I can to help Ms. Blackburn win the nomination!
- Senator Bob Corker
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« Reply #21 on: September 19, 2010, 03:13:14 pm »
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Governor Haley Barbour of Mississippi is set to address a crowd of some 5,000 Mississippians from the steps of the State Capitol Building in beautiful, historic Downtown Jackson, MS.  He steps to the microphone and delivers the following speech:

“Friends, neighbors, and fellow Americans I come to you today to deliver a speech that will, hopefully, mark an end to an era in this country.  For the past four years, Americans have been at the mercy of one of the most liberal Presidents this country has ever known.  In the past four years, this President has increased our national debt by over one trillion dollars, this President and his buddies in Congress have passed unpopular Health and Energy bills, and the President who have failed to revitalize our economy.  Now this President is seeking reelection and wants you, the voter, to give it to him.

I stand here today to say no more!  It is time to return to the values that have made our country great before and can make our country great again.  It is time to return to the common-sense economic policy that says ‘you can’t prop up the economy on borrowed money’.  While the American economy has continued to struggle, President Obama has been spending hundreds of billions of dollars which has only allowed our international competitors to fly by us in the ever-changing world economy.  In a generation or two, our children and grandchildren will not be paying taxes to Uncles Sam, but instead will be paying taxes to satisfy Chinese and Indian creditors.  How does this economic policy make sense?

Not only does Obama want to spend money that isn’t ours, he also wants to nickel-and-dime the American people out of having a chance.  Under this administration, taxes (either directly or indirectly) have increased on every single American.  Later last year, the Democrats in congress lat the Bush tax cuts expire for some Americans.  Taxes have also increased on small businesses, mainly due to the new health care policy which requires them to face strict fines if they don’t provide their employees with health insurance.  

The bottom line is, the Obama/Pelosi/Reid/Geithner/Bernanke monetary policy hasn’t worked!  And it won’t work!  Why don’t we start by lowering our spending.  Stop spending money on failed stimulus and government take-overs of the health care industry?  We also need to lower taxes, taxes are the oppressive force of government pushing down the brow of the laborer.  We need to especially lower taxes on small businesses, this way we would put more money in the hands of business owners, allowing them to hire more workers and supply more jobs!  To me, this just seems elementary.  

I know what your saying, your saying ’this is all find and dandy, Haley, but we need someone to directly challenge Obama and stand for true conservative principles’.  I understand, the American people need leadership.  That is why, today, before you I announce by candidacy for President of the United States of America as a Republican.
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I stand for the true conservative principles that have made this country great.  I respect myself, my country, and God and as President I will work diligently on the behalf of every single American.  Now, let’s hit the campaign trail!!!”



After Barbour’s remarks, former Mississippi Senator and Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott (who was at the event) speaks: It is with great honor and enthusiasm that I endorse Haley Barbour for President of the United States.  I believe that of all of the announced Republican candidates, he has the best ability to lead this country to greatness.  I will be working with him on the campaign trail up until the very end, and I wish him the best of luck. ‘

Rudy Giuliani, who addresses the crowd from New York via video, says: I would also like to endorse Haley Barbour for President in 2012.  Ever since becoming the governor of Mississippi in 2003, I have had the privilege to get to know him and work with him.  In fact, in 2008, if I had won the GOP nomination, I would have most selected Governor Barbour as my running mate (chuckles).  I will be working closely with Haley Barbour and his campaign over the next few months.  

After the speech, Haley Barbour attends a fundraising event for his campaign sponsored by the Mississippi Republican Party.  He also schedules appearances on Meet the Press, FOX News Sunday, and Larry King Live.  

Later, Haley Barbour’s website for his PAC becomes his official campaign website (www.HaleyBarbour2012.org).  On the website he announces his official campaign slogan, “Barbour: The Time is Now”.  He also announces through his campaign manager, former White House employee Rhonda Keenum, that he will begin a month-long tour of CO, IN, NJ, and VA.  


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« Reply #22 on: September 19, 2010, 03:19:03 pm »
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I welcome Governor Haley Barbour into the race. It's great to have another Southernor in the race for the Republican nomination. I know this will be a close election. While we may be low in the polls now, my friends, we are not in this race for a respectable showing. I...am not in this race to prove that a woman can run a strong campaign for the Republican nomination. Friends, I, we, are in this race to win it! We'll begin our journey with a strong win here in Illinois and January, and we'll end it with Inauguration day in January, 2013! Thank you, and God Bless you all!
- Marsha Blackburn at a rally in Peoria, Illinois

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« Reply #23 on: September 19, 2010, 03:31:52 pm »
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The Marsha Blackburn releases a schedule for the next week. They will be making several specific stops for endorsements...

Monday: Springfield, Illinois; Mattoon, Illinois; Terre Haute, Indiana
Tuesday: Fort Wayne, Indiana (Marlin Stutzman endorsement); Cincinnati, Ohio (Tea Party Rally)
Wednesday (Accompanied by Bob McDonnell): Roanoke, Virginia; Richmond, Virginia; Petersburg, Virginia
Thursday: Spending day at Virginia Beech with family (No campaign events)
Friday: Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Charlotte, North Carolina; Hickory, North Carolina
Saturday: Maryville, Tennessee; Cookeville, Tennessee; Nashville, Tennessee; Memphis, Tennesee
Sunday: Attends home church (No campaign events)



I'm excited and happy that we have a great, conservative female running for the Republican nomination. Marsha Blackburn. I've spoken with her several times, and I know she'd make a strong and successful President. I'm happy to endorse her, and I encourage all California Republicans, Independents, and even Democrats to support her too!
- Governor Meg Whitman
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« Reply #24 on: September 19, 2010, 04:09:20 pm »
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BARBOUR’S TRIP TO COLORADO:

Haley Barbour begins his four-state tour in Colorado.  He hosts several town hall meetings, answering questions asked by the participants.  His largest town hall meetings are those in Littleton, Arvada, Boulder, Greely, Fort Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Grand Junction, and Craig.    

At these town hall events Haley Barbour stresses his conservative credentials and executive experience saying:

“I was elected Governor of a state in which the Democratic Party controlled more than 60% of the seats every single year, yet I still managed to get my conservative message across to the electorate and the legislature.  I responded quickly and satisfactorily to both Hurricane Katrina and 2010 Gulf Oil Spill.  Also, I worked to offset Mississippi’s budget deficit and refunded the Rainy Day Fund. I don’t mean to toot my own horn, but that‘s a pretty good resume”

Also in Colorado, Haley Barbour speaks at a Tea Party meeting in Denver.  He says:

“On ideologically grounds, I do not associate myself with the Tea Party.  However, I do believe in some principles that the Tea Party stands for and those include lower spending and taxation, smaller government, and a ‘hands-off’ approach to economics”.

While conducting an interview with KUSA, Denver’s largest television station, he is asked about his experience working as a tobacco lobbyist (an issue that has come up frequently throughout his political career).  He responds:

“The next president on January 20, 2013 is going to start lobbying, He's going to be lobbying Congress, he's going to be lobbying other countries. He's going to be lobbying the business community. He's going to be lobbying the labor unions, the governors, because that's what presidents do, and I feel like it's an advantage for me to have the chance to do that."

While in Colorado Springs, Barbour also speaks to the National Rifle Association of Colorado saying:

“I believe that the most essential amendment to our Constitution is the Right to Bear Arms.  For no man can be free from oppression, both domestic and foreign, unless he can arm himself.”

Barbour also spends an afternoon building houses in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity in Pueblo.  After the events he speaks of the importance of charity and community interest, and lays out a possible proposal for welfare reform which includes a large increase in tax breaks for charitable donations and community service.  


He concludes his Colorado visit by speaking to the Colorado Republican Party at a fundraising party in Denver.  He says:


“Over the past few days, I have gotten to know the people of Colorado at a level that I thought I never would.  I have learned that they face very real struggles and very harsh realities.  They are upset with the way that our government has been conducting itself for the past couple of years, and they want to take back their rightful place in this democracy.  I tell the people of Colorado that they stand for a noble cause, and so do I.”


At the end of Barbour’s speech, Colorado Senator Ken Buck addresses the crowd:

“I have come here to tonight to endorse Haley Barbour for president of the United States.  I believe that Haley has the know-how, the intuition, and morals needed to win the Republican Nomination and go on to defeat Obama.  However, most of all he has the ability to govern this great nation and lead it to brighter, better days.  I plan on staying on contact with Mr. Barbour throughout his campaign and will be helping him with the campaign here in Colorado.”




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