Archive for October, 2007

Ron Paul Winning Hearts And Minds In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Ron Paul

Just read on MSNBC about how the GOP is shunning Ron Paul, but he’s picking up the politically independent in Iowa. I like his thoughts on how to phase out pieces of the welfare state. Not all at once, but doing it in a common sense, gradual manner… Since most Americans have become accustomed to […]

October 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 40 Comments »

Hillary Stumbles. Makes Dems Think Twice.

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Hillary

The “inevitability” meme is always a blessing and a curse. Hillary Clinton found that out last night when she tried to have it both ways on a key immigration issue and instead found herself having an awfully confused night. Politico agrees: PHILADELPHIA – – We now know something that we did not know before: When […]

October 31st, 2007 | Permalink| 12 Comments »’s Live Blog Of MSNBC Democratic Debate In Pennsylvania (October 30, 2007)

By | Related entries in Blogging, Debates

[Republished from This live blog will be updated periodically on Donklephant. For the latest, please visit the active post.] We are ready to go! The debate starts at 9pm EDT. It will air on both MSNBC and on and will be moderated by Brian Williams with supplemental questions from Tim Russert. The debate […]

October 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

GWB vs. LBJ Redux

By mw | Related entries in Congress, Ideas, Money, Republicans

What is the real story? It is not about whether GWB or LBJ is the biggest spender. It is not about whether Republicans or Democrats are bigger spenders. It is not about whether GWB is hypocritically claiming to be an advocate of fiscal responsibility. The real story is about what happens to spending under divided vs. single party control of the federal government.

October 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 5 Comments »

Donklephant In The Wall Street Journal

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Blogging, Money

Good morning all. I spoke with a reporter last week about Voxant’s content/advertising solution, and she included us in the story. And while I cringe at her characterization of Donklephant being nearly unknown in the blog world. when you compare our traffic to the popular sites in the blogosphere, well, it’s not exactly untrue. Still, […]

October 30th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »’s Presidential Election Podcast (10/29/07)

By | Related entries in News

This podcast covers: (1) Poll craziness – Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney; (2) Romney’s speech on faith; (3) Obama ratcheting up pressure on Clinton; (4) Consequences in Florida for DNC; (5) Chris Dodd on Meet The Press; (6) Tom Tancredo is not running for re-election; (7) Kucinich, Richardson and UFOs; (8) Edwards brings the hammer […]

October 30th, 2007 | Permalink| No Comments »

“Fred Thompson” Responds To My “Campaign Imploding” Post

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in News

Heh. Tweet

October 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 1 Comment »

Can Ron Paul Raise $12 Million In Q4?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Money, Ron Paul

That’s the goal his campaign has set, but he’s only raised $2.3 million so far. The goal for the end of October is $4 million, but it’s up in the air whether he can raise $1.7 million in just a little over 2 days, especially since he’s only raised the 2.3 in the last 29. […]

October 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 37 Comments »

Hillary and Obama Dead Heat In Iowa

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Barack, Edwards, Hillary, Iowa, Polls

And Edwards is fading… From TIME: The University of Iowa Hawkeye Poll, released at 8 a.m. Monday morning, shows Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in a heated battle on the Democratic side. Clinton leads the poll with 28.9% while Obama garnered 26.6%. John Edwards trails with 20%, a 6-point drop from the last Hawkeye poll […]

October 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 2 Comments »

Mike Huckabee: GOP Dark Horse?

By Justin Gardner | Related entries in Iowa, Polls

From TIME: On the Republican side, the Hawkeye poll showed that former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has widened his overall lead by 8 percentage points, to 36.2%. But Mike Huckabee, a former governor of Arkansas, has gained ground despite spending just $1.7 million compared to Romney’s $53.6 million. Huckabee is up from less than 2 […]

October 29th, 2007 | Permalink| 9 Comments »