Ron Paul boasts that he gets more fundraising dollars from military members than any other Republican presidential candidate, but the enthusiastic support of one enlisted man could get the supporter in trouble.
Cpl. Jesse Thorsen spoke at Paul’s post-Iowa caucuses rally to give his support for the Texas congressman and his non-interventionist — critics say isolationist — policies calling for strict limits on the use of U.S. military power.
But Thorsen, 28, a reservist who preceded his appearance at the rally with an interview on CNN, was wearing his fatigues, and that is a violation of military code. View full article »
Mitt Romney returned to the airwaves in Iowa Monday with a new ad that takes a more positive tone than the Republican presidential candidate’s supporters had been going with before the Christmas break, talking about making government “simpler and smaller and smarter.”
“It is a moral imperative for America to stop spending more money than we take in,” Romney says in the ad in which he touts his former role as chief executive. “The experience of balancing budgets is desperately needed in Washington and I will take it there.” View full article »
If electability had been the question for primary candidates in 1980, Ronald Reagan would have never become president, Newt Gingrich said Thursday, answering challenges about whether he could be embraced by the electorate in the race to beat President Obama in 2012.
Clearly, Reagan ended up convincing primary voters that he had the right policies, and he went on to beat Jimmy Carter by a larger margin than Franklin Delano Roosevelt beat Herbert Hoover in 1932, Gingrich, a longtime history professor, said during the Fox News Republican presidential primary debate in Sioux City, Iowa. View full article »
The U.S. should consider tougher penalties against Iran’s government and “be doing everything we can to bring it down,” Condoleezza Rice said Sunday.
As Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul argued on “Fox News Sunday” that sanctions should be removed altogether to get Iran to act differently, the former secretary of state under George W. Bush told ABC’s “This Week” that the U.S. should never take the option of military force off the table when it comes to dealing with Iran. View full article »