Nevada GOP officials agreed unanimously on Saturday to postpone their presidential caucuses from Saturday, Jan. 14 to Saturday, Feb. 4. Nevada’s move means that the state will no longer be threatened with sanctions.
The date initially chosen by Nevada posed a series of problems for New Hampshire. Because state law demands New Hampshire holds its caucuses at least seven days prior to the next “similar” election, the state was unable to find a Tuesday in which to hold its primary between Tuesday, Jan. 3, the day of Iowa’s caucuses, and Saturday, Jan. 14.
Rick Perry’s campaign team is under the spotlight over the use of a private plane hired from a Texas businessman who is currently being investigated by federal securities regulators.
According to logs obtained from flight-tracking website Flightwise.com, the aircraft, a Cessna Citation X jet, was flown for a total of nine hours over a two-day period right at the beginning of Texas Governor Perry’s campaign. An investigation by the New York Times showed that Brian D. Pardo, the jet owner, pocketed approximately $21,000 in compensation for the use of his plane.
However, it has emerged that hiring a similar plane from a charter company would have cost as much as three times more than what Mr. Pardo received from the Perry camp. As a result, Federal Election Commission (FEC) regulations may have been broken.
Businessman and former Godfather’s Pizza CEO Herman Cain sure is confident these days when it comes to winning the Republican nomination for President and then proceeding to smoothly cruise to the White House. The title of Cain’s new book is very indicative of his confidence: This Is Herman Cain!: My Journey to the White House.
Cain has every reason to be confidence as he has surged in the polls past Governor Rick Perry of Texas. He only trails former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney according to recent polls. Let’s take a look at some of the factors that have contributed to the meteoric rise of Herman Cain’s candidacy for President of the United States.
One of the major reasons Herman Cain has won the attention of so many is that he truly has an inspirational story to share. Cain grew up in Atlanta, Georgia and his family did not have much. His mother worked as a domestic worker while his father worked as a janitor, barber, and chauffeur. According to his personal campaign website, Cain was inspired by his parent’s work ethic and adopted the same attitude and determination. He earned a Master’s degree in computer science from Purdue University while developing fire control systems ships and fighter planes for the Navy. Cain’s resume also includes turning around one of the worst performing divisions of Pillsbury’s Burger King division. Cain then became President and CEO of Godfather’s Pizza and saved the company from sure bankruptcy. He is confident that he can use his management skills to turn Washington DC around and has conveyed this during debates. However, the most touching element of Cain’s life is that he is a survivor of stage 4 liver and colon cancer. Cain has really been able to connect with voters as a cancer survivor.