Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, lashed out at politicians that he considers to be “moderate Republicans” during his speech to the 40th annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) Saturday, calling them out of touch and blaming them for last November’s defeat.
With fewer than 24 hours to go until the Presidential election and polls showing a tight race in key battleground states like Wisconsin, the ground game will be crucial for getting out the vote on November 6th. In Wisconsin, a poll released Thursday by Rasmussen shows the Badger State all tied up at 49 apiece for both presidential candidates. Some could argue that Wisconsin’s grassroots efforts have made this state competitive, even giving Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) his recall election victory in June.
Most media attention in a presidential campaign can be seen online, through television commercials, the speeches, debates and rallies that the candidates use to get out their message. But in an election where polls show a tie, an effective ground game can make all the difference in turnout which could swing Wisconsin’s 10 electoral votes to one candidate.
The Presidential election will be decided by a handful of states this year and Wisconsin is chief among these crucial states. President Obama plans his first campaign stop in the state this Saturday and Ann Romney will visit Marquette University tomorrow morning for a rally. Both candidates have an eye on the Badger State as polls show a virtual tie between the two.
The latest survey by Public Policy Polling shows Obama edging out Romney by just one point, 49 percent to 48 percent, well within the poll’s 3 percent margin of error.
Mitt Romney launched a five day bus tour today starting in Stratham, NH where his presidential campaign kicked off last June. From now until Tuesday, the bus tour will travel to crucial battleground states: New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan.
“We’ll be traveling on what are often called the back roads of America,” Mr. Romney said. “But I think our tour is going to take us along what I’ll call the backbone of America.”
Wisconsin has seen its political battles over the past two years play out at the ballot box, at protests and rallies, and in the Capitol building in Madison. Now we are seeing the battle flare up online.
Last February, liberals created a hashtag on Twitter called #wiunion that was used to mobilize and organize their protesters. That hashtag has been widely used since then. When the recalls began last spring, a new hashtag popped up: #wirecall. Conservatives took notice that their side was behind in organizing online. So some conservative leaders decided to create their own hashtag to ensure the conservative message was being heard online.
The Wisconsin gubernatorial recall election is less than two weeks away and polls show that it’s a tight race. We Are Wisconsin, a progressive group, released an internal pollon Tuesday showing Republican incumbent Gov. Scott Walker leading his Democratic challenger, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, 50 to 47 percent.
According to a St. Norbert College/Wisconsin Public Radio survey, people likely to vote in the recall election say they support Walker 50% to 45% over Barrett.
MILWAUKEE, WISC. – Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett easily won the Democratic primary on Tuesday in Wisconsin, setting up a rematch with Governor Scott Walker (R). The two faced each other in 2010, with Walker winning, getting 52% percent of the vote over Barrett’s 47%.
“We need a governor who will end the civil war and put Wisconsin first. It’s time to fix Wisconsin and move our state forward,” Barrett said in his victory speech last night at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee.