Thursday, October 11, 2012
Paul Ryan had a group of Midlands ladies in his corner.
Just to get the most important question of the night out of the way, they unanimously thought Paul Ryan got the better of Joe Biden in the first and only vice presidential debate of the 2012 campaign. But that was to be expected from a group of a dozen Midlands-area women who gathered to watch the debate at state GOP headquarters in downtown Columbia. Among the group, about a third voted for Mitt Romney in the South Carolina primary back in January, while most of the rest supported Newt Gingrich, with a couple of Rick Santorum supporters mixed in. But whatever reservations the non-Romney supporters had before, have now vanished as they are firmly in his corner, as evidenced by the 1600 phone calls they made prior to Thursday night's debate…
See if what Biden and Ryan are saying passes the truth test.
Time was that if you wanted to check a politician's statements during a debate you had to wait until after the debate or until the following day. Now, you can track the truthiness of their statements in something close to real time. The Pulitzer Prize-winning website Politifact will evaluate what Joe Biden and Paul Ryan say tonight on their website here. You can also follow Politifact via Twitter here. Other fact-checking options are FactCheck.org or The Fact Checker via The Washington Post. You can watch the debate online via Aol.
Here are details on Thursday's debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan.
Thursday, October 11, 2012
The first and only vice presidential debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan is set for 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11. Check below for more information on that debate and the remaining debates leading up to Election Day. AOL will provide a live stream of the debate. TV Channels Broadcasting Live: ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and more, including CNN Espanol. Live Streaming Online: YouTube's Election Hub, AOL. Are you gathering to watch the Debate in and around the Columbia area? Tell us where in the comments section below. Below is more detailed information on Thursday night's debate, as well as the schedule for upcoming debates, all of which are presented by the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD): …
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Chad Connelly explains why Mitt Romney is the right man for the job.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Elections matter. They matter for our prosperity, they matter for our freedom, and they matter for our future. On November 6, our nation will make a critical choice. Through their visions and voices, American presidents set the course for our great republic. In 2008, our nation chose a candidate for president who offered hope and change and bold promises that his policies would lead us out of the economic doldrums and build a stronger economy. Now, almost four years later, we are still waiting for those promises to be fulfilled. The American dream is fading fast for too many. President Barack Obama's prescriptions of more taxes, more debt, more burdensome regulations, and a federal takeover of health care have not helped to fix our …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Day 2 features Vice-Presidential nominee Paul Ryan.
After an event-filled Tuesday that saw crowd-pleasing speeches from Nikki Haley, Chris Christie, Artur Davis, Rick Santorum and Ann Romney, Wednesday’s roster of speakers at the Republican National Convention will have its hands full in trying to generate as much enthusiasm as their predecessors. Wednesday’s highlights figure to come from former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the vice presidential nominee. Patch will pick up live coverage tonight so stay tuned. Here is Wednesday's schedule: 7 p.m. • Call to order • Ron Paul video • Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell, convention temporary chairman • Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul • Paralympic …
After months of side issues in presidential race, South Carolina lawmaker says voters will finally "get some of the meat."
TAMPA, Florida — Forget about the negative ads, forget about the lackluster approval ratings, and forget the horror stories you've heard about Bain Capital. By the time this week's Republican National Convention is over, American will be looking at presidential candidate Mitt Romney in a whole new light. At least that's the view from South Carolina state Sen. Larry Grooms of Berkeley County, who is joining 51 other delegates and alternates from the Palmetto State in Tampa. "The race is a little polarized, more so than normal. But I think that's going to start to change," he said. "You've got some folks who are going to look at (President Barack) Obama, they're going to be looking at Romney and they're going to be weighing the differences…
Monday, August 27, 2012
Former Massachusetts governor will accept nomination on Thursday night.
For the second time in a row, the Republican National Convention is disrupted by a hurricane. Hurricane Isaac has caused most of Monday's opening day schedule to be canceled (the revised schedule is posted below). In 2008, Minneapolis-St. Paul was struck by Hurricane Gustav, which led to a shortened schedule. But the wet weather has done little to dampen South Carolina Republicans’ enthusiasm for the event. More than 80 percent of the 41 Red Palmetto survey of GOP insiders said late last week they plan on following the convention regularly or 24/7. The enthusiasm for presumptive nominee Mitt Romney is another matter, however. While Romney is expected to carry the Palmetto State with ease, there is an excitement gap. That gap is in …
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Our Red Palmetto survey of influential conservatives finds strong support for Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as running mate.
Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has made a name for himself during multiple terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. And to respondents Saturday in our latest Red Palmetto survey of influential conservatives across South Carolina, the man chosen to be Mitt Romney's GOP running mate can be summarized in a couple of words: Spending. Budget. Economics. Fiscal conservative. Those were the terms that came up time and time again among the 36 respondents to a quick Saturday poll following Romney's announcement of Ryan as VP choice. Romney's choice is a longshot to have any bearing on South Carolina's role in the 2012 presidential election. The Palmetto State is as red as they come on the electoral map. But our Red Palmetto respondents suggest that …
The 2012 presidential race headed for a "whole new level," one predicts.
South Carolina Republicans that Patch has spoken to on Saturday are excited about the choice of Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as vice presidential nominee. "This is going to be an exciting ticket — one that Republicans can enthusiastically get behind and endorse," said Taft Matney, a Greenville-area political consultant. "We're about to see the 2012 presidential campaign kick up to a whole new level." Gov. Nikki Haley, long-rumored to be under consideration for the VP position, responded on this morning on her Facebook page: "WE now officially have a Dream Team of solutions: Mitt Romney/Paul Ryan! Both of these men understand its (sic) not about complaining and blaming, but producing results for the people of our great country. The race is on: …
How do you think the pick will affect the November election vs. President Barack Obama.
Soon-to-be Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has announced his choice for vice president. It's Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Romney, who has an event planned for Saturday morning on the USS Wisconsin in Virginia, chose Ryan over several other high-profile Republicans, including Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman. When Patch asked influential consveratives in South Carolina three weeks ago about their hopes for VP, Rubio was the top vote-getter. READ MORE: South Carolina Republicans respond to Ryan VP pick. Here is the press release from the Romney campaign: Boston, MA – Mitt Romney today announced Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan as his Vice Presidential running mate. Below is …