Centennial Institute announced today that it will hold a 2012 presidential straw poll at the upcoming Western Conservative Summit in Denver. Balloting will take place at 11:00 a.m., Sunday, July 31. Results will be announced at 12:45 p.m. The Denver Straw Poll will be the first test of 2012 presidential preferences among grassroots activists in Colorado and the Western states.
(Denver Post, July 24) Will Barack Obama go the way of Jimmy Carter, and lose reelection after demonstrating weak leadership in a troubled economy? One Coloradan with a keen nose for the political wind signaled last week that he thinks it might happen. Gov. John Hickenlooper told a reporter the president would “have a hard time” carrying our state right now,
Conflicts of interest may discredit Colorado’s newly formed health insurance exchange, worries Susan Barnes–Gelt in the July round of Head On TV debates. Look closer and you’ll see the exchange concept itself is pure corporate statism, replies John Andrews, adding this is one more reason Obamacare must go. John on the right, Susan on the left, also go at it this month over the 2012 presidential outlook, the Stock Show’s move to Aurora, Mayor Hancock’s early moves, and the Denver Police Department.
(Centennial Felllow) House Majority Leader Eric Cantor says he was deferential, just asking if he might speak, when President Barack Obama took offense and walked huffily from the room, barking “enough is enough.” Others see it differently.
(Dateline: Boston) When Lord Cornwallis marched his defeated British Army out of Yorktown in 1781 after surrendering to George Washington he regarded this turn of events as so unthinkable that he ordered his regimental bands to play an old music hall tune entitled “The World Turned Upside Down”.
(’76 Editor) What makes America exceptional? What revived our nation’s greatness after the disastrous 1970s? What has energized the conservative comeback since 2009? How can the USA beat the historical odds that say the third century is sunset time for republics? And bottom line: What must be our citizenship agenda for this next decisive decade?
America became a nation on July 4, 1776. The Declaration of Independence and the Constitution became law and together are the moral and political foundation of the United States. It is because of our moral and political foundation that we became different from all other nations in the world, the freest and most powerful one with a leadership which listened to God and applied His commandments. This freedom fostered envy especially from immoral socialists around the world. God is the difference between them and us.
(Story by Lynn Bartels from DenverPost.com, June 30) Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential candidate for president in 2012, will be the keynote speaker at this year’s Western Conservative Summit. Another presidential contender, Herman Cain, and Fox News Commentator Juan Williams also are the who’s who speaking list.