Weekly Newsletter – 05/10/2015

First off, we’d like to wish a very Happy Mother’s Day to all of the mothers out there. Today is your day and we hope you have a truly relaxing and enjoyable day!
Here’s a quick overview of the week’s major political events:
  • Jeb Bush trails…well, just about everyone in Iowa.
    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, who has not officially launched his presidential campaign, trails almost every other Republican candidate in Iowa. A meager 5% of likely Iowa GOP caucus-goers said they plan to vote for Bush, according to the most recent Quinnipiac poll. Perhaps his low poll numbers are because he has only visited Iowa twice in the past 20 years. I have been to Iowa twice in the last eight months and I’m not even running for President! More on that poll: http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/06/politics/poll-iowa-quinnipiac-election-2016/
  • Carly Fiorina announced her candidacy this week.
    Carly Fiorina, the former CEO of Hewlett-Packard, announced this past Monday that she will be seeking the GOP nomination for President. She is the first woman to enter the GOP field. Fiorina has spent the past several months taking advantage of the fact that as a woman, she can attack Hillary Clinton’s record in a way no male candidate can. Many political observers believe that Fiorina’s presidential candidacy is a long shot, but her willingness and ability to take on Hillary Clinton might make her a formidable candidate for Vice-President.
  • Mike Huckabee launches second Presidential campaign.
    Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee announced his official bid for the White House on Tuesday in his hometown of Hope, AR (a hometown he shares with former President Bill Clinton). This campaign represents Huckabee’s second attempt to win the GOP nomination – the first occurred in 2008, when he won the Iowa caucuses. For more on Mike Huckabee’s announcement, read this: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/05/05/mike-huckabee-presidential-race-announcement/22317637/
  • Ben Carson is also in.
    Dr. Ben Carson, the famed retired neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins University who broke onto the national scene when he took on President Barack Obama at the 2013 National Prayer Breakfast, also made his campaign official on Monday in Detroit. Carson has said over the past week that his campaign’s theme will be on reviving and healing the country and economy after President Obama’s time in Washington.

 

RESULTS FROM LAST WEEK’S POLL:
What are your thoughts on Sen. Bernie Sanders’ candidacy?
  • 8.9% It’s good that Hillary Clinton will face some competition for the nomination.
  • 9.9% He has no shot of winning. Zero.
  • 26.9%  A Socialist running in the Democratic primary is ultimately a good thing because it will help highlight how out of touch the Democratic Party is with average Americans.
  • 54.3% Waitaminnit, I thought Hillary had already declared her candidacy. Doesn’t that make Bernie Sanders the SECOND Socialist to declare for the Democratic presidential nomination?