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Water Cooler Archive: January 2012


  • PICKET: Santorum on Gingrich's call to drop out: 'pure and simple arrogance'

    "That's just pure and simple arrogance," former Senator Rick Santorum told CNN's Wolf Blitzer of Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's call for the Pennsylvania Republican to drop out of the race. Published January 19 2012

  • PICKET: Perry leaves race... endorses Newt - ' There is forgiveness for those who seek God'

    Texas Governor Rick Perry spoke to reporters on Thursday in North Charleston, South Carolina and stated he was dropping out of the presidential for office. His announcement came only two days before the South Carolina primary and hours before the debate in Charleston. Published January 19 2012

  • PICKET: Report - Perry dropping out of presidential race

    Texas Governor Rick Perry is expected to drop out of the presidential race, according to CNN's Peter Hamby. Mr. Perry has had a difficult time getting his footing back since his poor debate performances and setbacks pushed his poll numbers down after riding wave of support when he initially entered the race in August during the Iowa Straw Poll. Published January 19 2012

  • PICKET: 1995 flashback- Marianne Gingrich pledged to 'undermine everything' for Newt

    A potentially explosive ABC News interview with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich's second wife, Marianne will air tomorrow night, and according various reports it could very well hurt Mr. Gingrich's rise in the polls on a national level and in the important upcoming South Carolina primary. Published January 19 2012

  • PICKET: GOP Congressman backing Gingrich critical of colleagues who prefer 'neutrality'

    Congressman Trent Franks, Arizona Republican, recently announced his endorsement for former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Mr. Franks, a social and fiscal conservative, is among the few current lawmakers on Capitol Hill who is not only vocally supporting a GOP presidential primary candidate but also supporting a candidate who is not former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the current front runner. Published January 17 2012

  • PICKET: Romney and Santorum spar over felon voting at SC debate

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney was pounced upon by his GOP rivals at the Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Republican debate on Tuesday. Hosted by Fox News, the debate was whittled down to five candidates as former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman officially withdrew from the presidential race. One particular exchange happened early on between Mr. Romney and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum over felon voting. Published January 17 2012

  • PICKET: Reid throws blame to GOP on non-existent budget

    Despite the fact the U.S. Senate has not passed a budget in two years, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has refused to take any responsibility for the matter. "Meet the Press" host David Gregory asked the Nevada Democrat why it is taking so long for the upper chamber to agree to a budget plan, and Senator Reid placed the blame on the GOP. Published January 16 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum looks to leverage latest conservative support to pull up numbers in SC

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, a GOP presidential candidate, is no longer grabbing headlines for defending his views on same sex marriage and abortion like he was in multiple venues in New Hampshire. Instead, he is receiving support from top conservative leaders who will likely charge up their member organizations to help Mr. Santorum's campaign in anyway possible. Published January 15 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum receives supermajority support of conservative leaders at Texas gathering

    Following a meeting consisting of more than 150 conservative leaders who discussed the Republican primary race and top policy goals for the next Republican Administration in Brenham, Texas this weekend, Family Research Council Action President Tony Perkins released the following statement on behalf of the meeting's organizers. Published January 15 2012

  • Picket: (audio) Lanny Davis blasts DNC Chair over Romney not winning NH remarks

    Former Clinton adviser Lanny Davis appeared on The Washington Times affiliated radio program America's Morning News on Wednesday Morning and criticized Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz for saying that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney did not win Tuesday night's New Hampshire primary. Published January 11 2012

  • Picket: Breakdown of New Hampshire primary voter demos

    The Associated Press called The New Hampshire Primary for Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Tuesday night. Published January 10 2012

  • PICKET: Romney attempts to clarify 'fire people' comment

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's timing for a gaffe remark about how he "liked" being able to fire people to come out now on the heels of a pro-Newt Gingrich film that personifies Mr. Romney as a corporate raider. Published January 10 2012

  • PICKET: Gingrich finds allegations made in new anti-Romney movie 'troubling'

    The war of the Super PACs has officially begun and the pro-Newt Gingrich pac "Winning Our Future" just released an online thirty minute film which will strike at former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital. Published January 9 2012

  • PICKET:(audio) Romney spokesman says Obama would have Newt for Breakfast at Tiffany's

    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaign hit back at Newt Gingrich after Sunday morning's NBC debate for the former speaker of the House's accusation towards Mr. Romney for putting forth "pious baloney." Published January 8 2012

  • PICKET: Newt hits media over anti-Christian bias at NH debate

    Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich hit back at the media on Saturday over questions asked regarding adoptions being allowed for homosexual couples. Published January 7 2012

  • PICKET: Gingrich campaign - Don't expect Newt to go nuclear on Romney tonight

    Some are speculating that former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich is so incensed with former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney over the attack ads against him from a pro Mitt Romney Super PAC in Iowa, that he will throw political grenades at the Massachusetts Republican tonight. However, Gingrich campaign spokesman R.C. Hammond told me tonight that prediction cannot be further from the truth. Published January 7 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum camp says debate prep comes from campaign's town hall q & a's

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made a several campaign stops around New Hampshire on Saturday before the evening’s debate. Mr. Santorum addressed crowds in Manchester, Hollis, and Amherst. Published January 7 2012

  • PICKET: Santorum camp counting on South Carolina

    Some new polls out on South Carolina primary voters are illustrating two vastly different results. The CNN/Time/ORC has former Masschusetts Governor Mitt Romney with a commanding double digit lead over former Senator Rick Santorum. However, a new Rasmussen poll shows Romney leading Santorum in South Carolina by only three points. Published January 7 2012

  • PICKET: (video) Santorum takes slings and arrows on the campaign trail

    Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum made two campaign stops in New Hampshire on Friday, where he found himself, once again, defending his beliefs regarding same-sex marriage and his past support for the war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Published January 7 2012

  • PICKET: Iowa caucus vote counter says Romney mistakenly given too many votes

    Rumors are swirling about the results of the Iowa caucuses over who really won. Published January 6 2012