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  • According to the Marist Poll released Monday, 63 percent of Americans hold a favorable view of Michelle Obama while 21 percent hold an unfavorable view of her. That's a slight dip from six months ago when Marist last surveyed voters' opinions of the first lady. In May, Marist found that 66 percent of voters hold a favorable view of Obama. In September, Marist found that 65 percent of voters held a favorable view and 24 percent had an unfavorable view. In December 2009, Marist found that 68 percent had a favorable view while 20 percent had an unfavorable view. 

    Broken down by party affiliation, Marist found that 85 percent of Democrats hold a favorable view while 6 percent hold an unfavorable view. Republicans are more evenly split — 42 percent have a favorable view and 39 percent have an unfavorable view. Independents generally like the first lady. The poll found that 58 percent have a favorable view of Obama while 21 percent have an unfavorable 

    http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin...

    January 4, 2012 at 5:48 p.m.

  • Last night I was hoping someone from the Paul campaign would have stopped the young soldier from Afghanistan from violating military law. The young soldier's gave a political speech in full uniform in favor of Ron Paul. I hope is commander will give him a little leeway because it was when Ron Paul had already been declared the third place finisher. Campaign donations are one thing a political speech in full uniform could be seen as campaigning against your commander in chief.

    January 4, 2012 at 4:15 p.m.

  • Mike.

    Some folks are going to get hit hard with the facts in a few hours....stay tune.

    January 4, 2012 at 3:17 p.m.

  • vet43 check this out http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/....

    This will continue to happen until November...Unfortunately it's read something negative and post because if they don't understand it ,they figure no one else will either.

    January 4, 2012 at 2:23 p.m.

  • Hey Writein,remember back in 2007 when the local right-wingers went on a rampage digging up irrelevant garbage from the blogosphere like freerepublic and WorldNetdaily to try to smear then candidate Obama and his wife Michelle. A few of us debunked them and they eventually quit because they were revealed as being low information posters that didn't properly vet their postings.

    Please check this out and check all sources with Politifact, and Factcheck.org or Snoops because hate is not a good substitute for logic or reasonable researching.

    http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/...

    A mistake is one thing but something fairly obvious is another.

    Back then they weren't allowed to post a blog that was based on a lie.

    January 4, 2012 at 2:09 p.m.

  • Rick Santorum's statement about African Americans have led me to donate money to defeat him.
    Mr. Williams

    January 4, 2012 at 1:59 p.m.

  • Since I wrote this blog,Rick Perry consulted with his wife,so I guess gave him permission to bypass New Hampshire and continue from New Hampshire.

    BTW There is still another scenario that the media is not discussing and this is just my opinion: Suppose Rick Santorum falls flat on his face(unelectable) and Newt Gingrich puts some serious doubt into the 25% of Romney voters,that leaves Ron Paul and a brokered convention.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:41 p.m.

  • I saw how the delegates were split this morning on MSNBC" Morning Joe" but Iowa is unique in that Iowa, unlike most states, will leave all of its delegates “unbound,” free to support any presidential candidate. And Iowa won’t choose its delegates until June 15 and 16, when the state GOP holds its congressional-district and state conventions.We won’t know the real winner until Iowa selects its Republican National Convention delegates in June, and the possibility remains that Ron Paul, Rick Santorum, or another candidate, will earn that distinction."
    If you want more info:

    http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/...

    I understand the logic " Businessinsider" is using but I don't see a clear path for a Ron Paul victory. I can see where Romney will have an advantage in the western states and Michigan. As you well know,Fox News,Karl Rowe and the rest of the republican establishment are going to throw everything at Ron Paul and his views on Iran will not resonate with the Republican Party. It's like a democrat won't win by being for privatizing Social Security or Medicare. Those issues are etched in stone.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:32 p.m.

  • Yeah I am anti-ron paulbot but the delegate count in the blot is wrong. I am hearing it wound up 7,7,7,2,2.....but also heard green papers version. Of course have to remember super delegate.which Romney has 11, Santorum 1, and Perry last I heard had 3.

    January 4, 2012 at 1:23 p.m.

  • Mike,

    What's your interpretation of this chart showing the top three places getting 6 delegates each? Is it just bad info? It shows 4th & 5th places scoring delegates too.
    http://www.thegreenpapers.com/P12/IA-R

    Also, I'm sure you won't be impressed by this, and it certainly has no bearing on the delegate take from future elections, but it's a good indicator of what we already know — he's riding this all the way.
    www.businessinsider.com/ron-paul-winn...

    January 4, 2012 at 1 p.m.

  • Thank you much Newcowboyintown,that means a lot coming from one of the few moderate conservatives we have left in our forum....I'm glad you enjoy my blogs....

    January 4, 2012 at 12:55 p.m.

  • Mike, we don't agree a lot of times - sometimes we do - but wanted to say - I do enjoy your blogs. Always a good read!

    January 4, 2012 at 12:02 p.m.