Newscast Media FORT WORTH, Texas—The Texas GOP convention took place in Fort Worth from June 7-9 at the Fort Worth Convention center, featuring several guest speakers. Among the speakers who attended were former presidential candidate Rick Santorum, Senator John Cornyn of Texas, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchinson from Texas, Congressman Paul Ryan from Wisconsin, Texas Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst, former presidential candidate Herman Cain, and many more speakers. The theme of the convention was “Taking Our Country Back” with the GOP determined to win the White House this November. Newscast Media was on hand to capture the event. ENTER PHOTO GALLERY>>
by Paul Stanley
Newscast Media ATLANTA, Georgia—Former Godfather’s Pizza executive and Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has accepted another job in talk radio as the replacement for the retiring morning host Neal Boortz on Atlanta’s WSB station.
After a career that has spanned four decades, the 67-year-old Boortz said he is looking forward to traveling with his wife and will occasionally sit in for Cain. His last day will be on January 21, 2013, the same day as the presidential inauguration.
“This has been a stress-free job for me. It’s just been a total and absolute joy,” Boortz told The Associated Press. “I’m going to miss everything associated with doing a talk radio show.”
In recent months, Cain has been touring the country on behalf of GOP candidates and is still touting the 9-9-9-tax plan he advocated during his bid for the White House. He also has made multiple appearances on behalf of Mitt Romney, the presumed GOP candidate, whom he recently endorsed.
But this will not be Cain’s first time behind the microphone. He previously hosted “The Herman Cain Show” on Atlanta’s News/Talk WSB prior to entering the Republican presidential primary—and has not backed away from the take-no-prisoners reputation he built in his brief career in politics.
“I promise the torch Boortz is handing off to me will blaze as bright, as bold and as loud as ever,” said Cain in a written statement. “He may be ‘The Talkmaster,’ but Neal’s listeners know I’m the ‘The Dean of the University of Common Sense.’”
Cain’s meteoric rise to the national political spotlight came when he briefly laid claim to front-runner status in the GOP presidential race last fall. However, his campaign faltered after a string of sexual harassment allegations surfaced from his previous position as an association executive.
Boortz’s six million weekly listeners may offer Cain a platform to either criticize President Obama’s administration or be a cheerleader for Mitt Romney if he is successful as the GOP nominee in November.
Tony Katz, who interviewed Cain in January during the South Carolina debates, thinks the Atlanta businessman is the ideal person to replace Boortz.When asked if he had any words of wisdom for the former GOP candidate, Katz suggested all Cain has to do is be himself.
“Words of wisdom for Herman Cain? Well, I don’t think I’m qualified to tell Mr. Cain how to effective reach people because he’s all too skilled in that area,” Katz, host of All Patriots Radio, a web-based daily talk show that originated out of the tea party movement, told CP. “Cain was and will be great on radio and the man is an absolute firepower and I wish him the best.”
“But Boortz is the real unsung hero here,” continued Katz. “I’ve never personally met Neal but his libertarian style has helped shine the light on the failures of our two-party system and for that I salute him.”
Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas — Herman Cain rose in the polls from obscurity to frontrunner in less than a month, facilitated by the mainstream media that courted him. This meteoric rise was very suspicious, and now it is apparent that all along the media knew they were raising his profile only to tear him down like they did John Edwards when they came out with the story about his love-child which Edwards vehemently denied, only to admit later on there indeed existed a love-child.
In Cain’s situation, POLITICO claims that two women allege they were sexually harassed by Herman Cain before he joined politics. This puts Cain in a position where he either has to deny or admit any such encounters happened. Cain has denied the allegations calling them baseless.
“I have never sexually harassed anyone, let’s say that. Secondly, I’ve never sexually harassed anyone, and yes, I was falsely accused while I was at the National Restaurant Association, and I say falsely, because it turned out, after the investigation, to be baseless,” Cain told FOX News.
Someone is lying. Either POLITICO fabricated the allegations in its publication with the intention of character assassinating Cain, or Cain’s denial is dishonest. Either way, the truth will indeed come out, and if it turns out that POLITICO fabricated these lies, they will lose their credibility as a news organization. If on the other hand it turns out that Cain is not being truthful, then his credibility as a presidential candidate will dissipate, so will his frontrunner status.
This is not the kind of press Cain needs just before the November 9, debate, and hopefully by then, this matter will be settled.
Below is the debate schedule:
November 9th, 2011 8pm ET on CNBC
Location: Oakland University in Rochester, MI
Sponsor: CNBC, the Michigan Republican Party and Oakland University
November 12th, 2011 Air Time TBD on CBS
Location: Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina
Sponsor: CBS News and the Republican Party of South Carolina
November 15th, 2011 8pm ET on CNN
Location: Washington, DC
Sponsor: CNN, The Heritage Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute
December 1st, 2011 Air time TBD on CNN
Sponsor: CNN and the Republican Party of Arizona
December 10th, 2011 Air time TBD on ABC
Location: Des Moines, IA
Sponsor: ABC News and Republican Party of Iowa
December 15th, 2011 9pm ET on Fox News
Location: Sioux City Convention Center in Sioux City, Iowa
Sponsor: Fox News and Republican Party of Iowa
December 19th, 2011 4pm ET on PBS
Location: Iowa Public Television in Johnston, IA
Sponsor: The Des Moines Register, Iowa Public Television, PBS NEWSHOUR, Google and YouTube.
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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.
Debate speaking turns: Perry-18, Romney-11, Bachmann-10, Huntsman-8, Paul-8, Santorum-6, Cain-6, Gingrich-6.
After the GOP debate, it is obvious the Republicans are determined to fight as a single impenetrable unit to defeat Obama. The best part of the debate was when Newt Gingrich called out John Harris of Politico and the media for trying to cause Republicans to fight each other. Gingrich stopped short of calling media practitioners “disinformation agents.”
Brian Williams then attempted to play the race card about Whites having more money than Blacks, but Perry put him back in check and reminded him that regardless of race, it is important to create jobs and let people use the money they earn, the way they want.
There is an old Chinese saying that goes: “Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, you feed him for life.”
Overall, the debate was dominated by Perry and Romney who were given more airtime than any of the other candidates. The media’s dislike for Ron Paul was obvious, who was at one time cut off but insisted he finish just like everybody else. Still trying to figure out Cain’s 999 plan.
Newscast Media HOUSTON, Texas — As each Republican presidential candidate attempts to convince voters that he or she should be nominated and eventually elected president, all eyes will be on Texas Gov. Rick Perry who only recently joined the race and is the current frontrunner. Perry has survived the barrage of attacks from conservative detractors and disinformation agents, yet at the presidential debate, he faces seven candidates who will attempt to poke holes into his plans for America.
Leading the pack is America’s CEO, Mitt Romney, as he likes to refer to himself. Romney is very strong in New Hampshire, while Perry is solid in South Carolina. Perry argues he has a 10-year track record of being number one in facilitating job creation in his state, while Romney argues his track record of creating jobs in the corporate world by building businesses, spans over two decades.
Romney has explained that he will lower the current corporate tax cuts from 35 percent to 25 percent, and will eliminate taxes on interest, dividends and capital gains for people making less than $200,000 a year. As he continues to unveil his plan across America, Romney believes that his overall plan would lead to 4 percent annual growth in the U.S. economy, and create over 10 million new jobs during his first term, if elected president.
Rick Perry’s argument is simple. Perry argues he has helped build the nation’s strongest economy, and since 2009, more than 40 percent of all net new jobs in America have been created in Texas. His mantra is: “Don’t spend all the money. Keep taxes low and regulations fair. Finally, invest aggressively in job creation.”
Participating in the September 7, 2011 debate at the Reagan Library will be: Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Herman Cain.
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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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