Although Mitt Romney is favored to win today’s Sunshine State showdown, national excitement is high as voters clamor to see whether Romney does indeed pick up Florida’s 50 delegates later tonight. The Associated Press is reporting that Romney booked the Tampa Convention Center for his “night celebration” while canceling a rally scheduled for this morning. Newt Gingrich was scheduled to make a pit stop in Orlando at the First Baptist Church of Windermere before jetting off to Lakeland, Plant City, Celebration, and back to Orlando for his own end-of-the-night festivities at the Rosen Centre Hotel. Neither Ron Paul nor Rick Santorum will be in Florida for tonight’s results. Paul has already been focusing on the Maine caucuses, while Santorum has been tending to his three-year old daughter, Bella, who was hospitalized over the weekend. The former Pennsylvania senator was scheduled to hold a 10 am rally at the Lone Tree Golf Club Lounge in Lone Tree, Colorado. Continue Reading
Read Brent’s thoughts on Obama’s State of the Union address at Bulldog Pundit.
For someone who has been focused “like a laser” on job creation, Barack Obama is instead focused “like a laser” on his re-election and shoring up the Democrat base as we head closer to November. In what would have created roughly 13,000-20,000 new jobs with tens of thousands of supporting jobs, the new Keystone XL project was denied permitting by the White House, and in typical Obama fashion, the president blamed congressional Republicans who supposedly forced his hand. Obama had until February 21 to make his decision but who cares about that small tidbit of information. Instead he released the following statement on January 18 because he was so “rushed” by Republicans:
Earlier today, I received the Secretary of State’s recommendation on the pending application for the construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline. As the State Department made clear last month, the rushed and arbitrary deadline insisted on by Congressional Republicans prevented a full assessment of the pipeline’s impact, especially the health and safety of the American people, as well as our environment. As a result, the Secretary of State has recommended that the application be denied. And after reviewing the State Department’s report, I agree. Continue Reading