Newscast Media, AUSTIN, Texas — As the candidates undertake the last quarter of the year, former front-runner Rick Perry has slipped to third place while Mitt Romney and Herman Cain are leading the GOP field. Cain came from obscurity and continues to grow his support, while Mitt Romney is relatively stable and has not slipped or risen considerably in the polls. What some analysts wonder is why Rick Perry isn’t recovering in the polls.
The analysis is accurate, and if Perry wants to turn this around he has October, November and December to do so, and he is going to not only start thinking outside the box, but to also tear it up. If Perry cannot turn this around by Christmas, Mitt Romney will waltz his way into the nomination. The article asks why Perry hasn’t put Bobby Jindal to use the way Mitt Romney has Chris Christie.
One may also ask, “Where is Haley Barbour, Sarah Palin and all the college students? Where are the soccer moms and the factory workers?” Perry needs these surrogates in order to succeed. Bachmann will end up endorsing Romney and might go as far as telling her supporters to vote for the former Massachusetts governor, just like Mike Huckabee told his supporters to vote for McCain and was able to keep Romney from getting the nomination.
Perry and his staff have to realize they cannot win this on their own, and only have a short window to flip the script. Mitt Romney doesn’t really have to worry about surrogates because Romney’s surrogates are members of the media as I first reported on December 6, 2010 last year, and is evident in the video below:
Herman Cain, at some point will trip himself because he is already making some serious gaffes and is having to take his words back. Romney remains the warm steady glow rather than the wild fire that dies out quickly. Without deep pockets like Romney, Cain will have problems raising money to match Romney. Cain is currently on a book tour and is not campaigning or fundraising, which is a symbol of either false hope or overconfidence. The Obama camp anticipates a Romney nomination and is preparing ammunition to use against him
Yet one would ask how Perry could put someone like Sarah Palin to use if she hasn’t endorsed him. Gingrich has recently confessed that he could use a Palin endorsement to boost his campaign. Gingrich is aggressively trying to reach her, but is still unable to do so. Perry cannot just sit and wait for the endorsements to come his way, he has to be proactive in getting these endorsements just like Romney actively sought Christie’s endorsement and succeeded in getting it.
The only problem with Sarah Palin is that she might string the candidates along just like she did her supporters knowing from the very beginning she wasn’t going to run. Palin has a job in showbiz and may want to play it safe by not endorsing anyone, in order to keep a sense of neutrality, yet that even makes her more irrelevant as a politician. Any candidate who wins the GOP nomination will not need her endorsement to make it to the finish line because all polls show that Romney/Cain/Perry can beat Obama in the general. Now would be the time for Palin to be effective, while the candidates are on their last stretch.
When Donald Trump was in the race, everyone was quick to put his or her stamp of approval on him, yet it was obvious he was planted by Obama to extinguish the issue of the birth certificate and put it to rest. After he played his role, he announced he wouldn’t run. Right now every GOP candidate has to kiss Trump’s ring and seek his blessing, even though Trump has absolutely no grassroots organization or ground game to put him in the position of kingmaker. But hey, if the candidates are giving him all that attention, why not bask in it?
Should Romney win the nomination, I suspect he may choose a southerner like Cain to help him capture the South. If Perry were to win, he would probably choose Newt Gingrich who has experience, as his running-mate. My best bet is that if Cain were to win he would choose Romney. Because Perry disagrees Romney’s healthcare plan and Romney disagrees with Perry’s in-state tuition for illegals, it is hard to envision one choosing the other as a running-mate.
Perry only has 10 weeks to turn this around, so if I’m him, knowing what I’m up against, I’d be calling in surrogates like Palin, Jindal, mobilizing Tea Party members and other less known political and community figures to help re-energize the campaign, in order to recover from the recent setbacks.
Newscast Media — Republicans will begin their road to the White House in New Orleans at the Republican Leadership Conference between June 16-18 2011. Among the confirmed speakers are: Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, George P. Bush and many others. This is certainly be a perfect platform for George P. Bush since it already seems that he has a high affinity for politics.
Bush, a Texas attorney, real estate developer and U.S. Naval Reserves officer, is the son of former Florida Governor Jeb Bush and grandson of former President George H.W. Bush. He has previously campaigned for Republican candidates across America and has addressed Republican National Conventions beginning in 1988.
Mike Huckabee recently announced that he wouldn’t be running in the 2012 race but he still plays a vital role in the GOP. Ron Paul, the Tea Party Godfather, is another heavyweight who has always challenged the Washington establishment and is certain to cause a stir once again in his 2012 run for the presidency.
Bachmann and Santorium have been visible in the media, but it remains to be seen if they stand a chance against Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin should they decide to run. Below is the itenerary of the event:
Thursday, June 16
1:00 pm: Registration Opens
1:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Opens
3:00 pm: Special Session with Major Speakers (Tenative; check back for details)
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: VIP Reception (VIP Registrants only)
6:30 pm – 8:00 pm: Opening Session (Major Speakers)
8:30 pm: Registration Ends
8:30 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Friday, June 17
8:30 am: Registration Opens
8:30 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am – 11:30 am: New Orleans Jazz Brunch
Noon – 4:00 pm: General Session (Major Speakers)
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Grand Old Party (VIP Registrants only)
7:00 pm: Registration Ends
7:00 pm: Exhibit Hall Closes
Dinner On Your Own
Saturday, June 18
9:00 am: Registration Opens
9:00 am: Exhibit Hall Opens
10:00 am – 11:30 am: Morning in America Brunch Celebration
11:30 am – Noon: VIP Reception (VIP Registrants only)
Noon – 4:00 pm: General Session (Major Speakers)
1:00 pm: Registration Concludes
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm: Ronald Reagan Centennial Gala
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Newscast Media — As she awaits the release of her next book “America by Heart: Reflections on Family, Faith and Flag” which will be available in bookstores on Nov 23, Sarah Palin has already scheduled a nine-day, 16-stop tour through the American heartland. There is no doubt Palin is embarking on this tour in preparation for a possible nomination bid in 2012.
She will be joined by Lousiana governor Bobby Jindal and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who many believe might run in 2012. Gingrich has said that he believes if Sarah Palin runs for president, she’d win in a landslide. Below are the tour dates of America by Heart:
Nov. 23: Phoenix, AZ
Nov. 26: Tulsa, OK
Nov. 27: Norfolk, NE.
Nov. 27: Des Moines, IA
Nov. 28: Andover, KS
Nov. 28: Dallas, TX
Nov. 29: Houston, TX
Nov. 29: New Orleans, LA
Nov. 30: Baton Rouge, LA
Nov. 30: Little Rock, AR
Dec. 1: Brentwood, TN
Dec. 1: Lexington, KY
Dec. 2: Spirit Lake, IA
Dec. 2. Carmel, IN
Dec. 3: Cincinnati, OH
Dec. 3: Columbia, SC http://newscastmedia.com/americabyheart-tour.htm