» So what does The Trenches hope to prove? According to an updated press release, based on the current state of the economy, the people behind The Trenches (the conservative website behind the bounty) aren’t convinced that Barack Obama was as good a student as he’s claimed. “You’ve had over three years to vet President Barack Obama. Yet in three years in office…you have either been oddly uninterested or purposefully ignorant of Barack Obama’s educational history,” reads the site, adding, “You were, however, quite interested in George Bush’s transcripts.”
Joe Ricketts is a registered independent, a fiscal conservative, and an outspoken critic of the Obama administration, but he is neither the author nor the funder of the so-called ‘Ricketts Plan’.TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts • In a statement, released via End Spending Action Fund President Brian Baker, denying allegations he intended to implement the “Ricketts Plan” unveiled by the New York Times on Thursday. The plan called for a renewed attack on President Obama’s prior-association with the highly controversial Reverend Jeremiah Wright. Presumed Republican nominee Mitt Romney distanced himself from the ads, and campaign manager Matt Rhoades told reporters, “It’s clear President Obama’s team is running a campaign of character assassination. We repudiate any efforts on our side to do so.” source (via • follow)
The race for the Republican presidential nomination has always been about restoring the promise of America. Senator Santorum and I share an absolute commitment to that goal.Mitt Romney • In a statement, released late Tuesday afternoon, thanking Rick Santorum for officially endorsing his campaign. “We share an absolute commitment to reversing the failing policies of the Obama administration,” Romney continued, “from its assault on freedom of conscience to its feckless foreign policy.” Rick Santorum sent an email to supporters late Tuesday night, endorsing Romney, and warning that the GOP “will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious.” source (via • follow)
» That’s compared to 1 percent for Romney: While that stat (from a Washington Post poll) doesn’t say everything about the election, the lopsidedness of this one stat is pretty stunning. Overall in the state, Obama is ahead of Romney 51 percent to 44 percent, with the president leading among independents, women and younger voters, and Romney leading among whites and men. (hat tip to The Fix)
Visit newt.org to review my conservative record and join us as we bring these values to Tampa. We know well that only a conservative can protect life, defend the constitution, restore jobs and growth and return to a balanced budget.Newt Gingrich • In a statement reaching out to former supporters of Rick Santorum’s campaign, as the candidate prepares for the final leg of primary season. With several media outlets reporting that the campaign has considerable debt, and lacks the resources necessary for Newt to travel or run campaign ads, many are confused as to why the former Speaker of the House is still in the race. Newt’s explanation? “I am committed to staying in this race all the way to Tampa,” he said, “so that the conservative movement has a real choice.” source (via • follow)
There’s a lot of greatness in this country. A lot of greatness. We just need leaders who will give voice to that.
Rick Santorum - Discussing the role he hopes to continue playing in the national debate, following the suspension of his presidential campaign this afternoon.