In an early straw poll, Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) was the choice for presidential nominee in 2012 over such conservative luminaries as Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, and Mitt Romney. Capturing 24 percent of those voting at the Family Research Council’s Values Voter Summit this past weekend in Washington, DC, Pence relegated even Senator Jim DeMint to a barely visible 5 percent.
Since Christine O’ Donnell’s victory in Delaware’s GOP primary last week, it seems that much of the media and political circus — including the Republican establishment — has been out to prove that she was Delaware’s "wrong choice." While the GOP has withdrawn its contempt for O’Donnell, media outlets like the Huffington Post and MSNBC continue to target the Delaware candidate. The newest attack against O’Donnell comes in reference to comments the GOP candidate made years ago regarding witchcraft on the television show Politically Incorrect.
Last week, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was criticized for adding controversy to what should have been an uncontested military defense policy bill by including an amendment that would provide amnesty to illegal aliens, and a provision that suspends “Don’t ask, Don’t tell.” Democratic Senator Roland Burris further complicated the passage of the bill with the inclusion of an amendment that would end a longstanding ban on military abortion at overseas hospitals.
On September 18, a Doctors Tea Party took place at Utah State Capitol Plaza in Salt Lake City. It was a gathering of approximately 100 doctors who are determined to defeat the Obama Health Care Legislation. (The event's slogan was "Doctors United Against ObamaCare.") Some members of the Doctors Tea Party group have been traveling from state to state in an effort to garner support for legal opposition to the Obamacare mandates that threaten their profession.
A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation national survey released September 14 indicates that only 25 percent of the public trusts the government to do what's right most or all of the time. Of the remainder, 66 percent say they trust fedgov to do what's right only some of the time, with eight percent saying they never trust the government.