Texas Rep. Ron Paul is back on the campaign trail following a five-day break for the Christmas holiday. The non-interventionist congressman’s message is still the same when it comes to American involvement abroad: it is unwise and it costs American taxpayers a lot of money.
Mitt Romney will spend several days next week touring New Hampshire while the other Republican presidential hopefuls spend time in Iowa ahead of the caucus, which is due to take place on Jan. 3.
The latest Wall Street Journal / NBC News poll released this week shows that the majority of GOP voters would vote for Newt Gingrich as opposed to Mitt Romney. The survey was conducted among 1,000 adults.
The poll reveals that 40 percent of likely GOP voters currently back former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, compared with 23 percent who prefer former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. If, at this moment in time, Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Romney went head to head, the former House speaker would receive a massive 59 percent of the votes, against 36 for the former governor.
Last week, at a meeting held at the Waverly Pizza Ranch in Iowa, Michele Bachmann was asked by 18-year-old Jane Schmidt, the president of Waverly High School’s Gay-Straight Alliance, why same-sex couples were no allowed to get married. The Minnesota congresswoman put the teenager straight and very clearly explained to her that they could.
Indeed, Mrs. Bachmann kindly spelt out that a gay man could get married if he wished to do so. As long as he got married to a woman. The same holds true for a gay woman, of course, provided she is happy to wed a man.