Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Primary Schedule:  Thu 1/3 Iowa (Huckabee), Sat 1/5 Wyoming (Romney), Tue 1/8 New Hampshire (McCain), and Tue 1/15 Michigan (Romney)  //   Sat 1/19 Nevada-South Carolina, Tue 1/29 Florida, Fri 2/1 Maine, Super Tuesday 2/5 California and 20 other states. (* Since 1980, no Republican has won the nomination without winning South Carolina.)
RCP National:            McCain 29.9%, Huck 20.1%, Mitt 14%, Rudy 12.8%, Fred 9.0%, Ron 4%. 
                                                Hillary 42.3%, Obama 33.3%, Edwards 12.3%
RCP Nevada:            McCain 22%, Rudy 18%, Huck 16%, Mitt 15%, Fred 11%, Ron 6%.
                                                Hillary 35%, Obama 32%, Edwards 25%.
RCP SC:                                    McCain 26.4%, Huck 23%, Mitt 14.8%, Fred 10.4%, Ron 5.4%, Rudy 5.2%. 
                                                Obama 42.7%, Hillary 32%, Edwards 16%.
RCP Florida:                        McCain 21.3%, Rudy 21.3%, Huck 18.3%, Mitt 17%, Fred 8.8%, and Ron 4.8%. 
                                                Hillary 49%, Obama 27.5%, Edwards 11.5%.
RCP California:            McCain 21.7%, Rudy 19%, Mitt 14.7%, Huck 14.7%, Fred 7%, and Ron 5%.
                                                Hillary 44.3%, Obama 29.3%, Edwards 11%.
Voter Registration:  To vote in the February 5 Presidential Primary you must register by January 22, 2008.  To vote in the June 3 Direct Primary you must be registered by May 19, 2008.  To vote November 4 in the General Election, you must register by October 20, 2008.
• VA Joe, Campaign Calculator.  See who best lines up with your policy preferences!
400-408Michael Barone, the "smartest guy in the room" on American politics, senior writer for U.S. News and World Report, regular contributor to Fox News, blogger at (, author of The Almanac of American Politics out every other year, and author of his latest Our First Revolution: The Remarkable British Upheaval that Inspired America's Founding Fathers, analyzes on the presidential race.
• Newsmax, Hillary Strength Among Blacks in S.C. Questioned.  In Michigan, 70% of blacks chose "uncommitted" rather than Hillary, and 73% said they would have voted for Obama if they had had the chance.  In South Carolina, 50-60% of Democratic voters will be black.
• NRO Editorial, Getting to Gold.
• Online Journal, No Standard Bearer.
• Fred Barnes, Romney Gets the Gold.
413-423Michael Barone
428-437Newt Gingrich, former Speaker of the House, senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (, is out with his latest entitled Real Change: From the World That Fails to the World That Works (
443-452Newt Gingrich
458-508Rebecca Hagelin, with the Heritage Foundation (, announces their launch of What Would Reagan Do?
512-523Rebecca Hagelin
528-539 Jill Martin Rische, ( the daughter of the greatest apologist of his generation, the great Walter Martin, the original Bible Answer Man, author of The Kingdom of the Cults, and founder of the Christian Research Institute.  Jill today runs Walter Martin Ministries.  She reacts to Joel Osteen's comments below on FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace, Dec. 23, 2007.
WALLACE: And what about Mitt Romney? And I've got to ask you the question, because it is a question whether it should be or not in this campaign, is a Mormon a true Christian?
OSTEEN: Well, in my mind they are. Mitt Romney has said that he believes in Christ as his savior, and that's what I believe, so, you know, I'm not the one to judge the little details of it. So I believe they are.  And so, you know, Mitt Romney seems like a man of character and integrity to me, and I don't think he would — anything would stop me from voting for him if that's what I felt like.
WALLACE: So, for instance, when people start talking about Joseph Smith, the founder of the church, and the golden tablets in upstate New York, and God assumes the shape of a man, do you not get hung up in those theological issues?
OSTEEN: I probably don't get hung up in them because I haven't really studied them or thought about them. And you know, I just try to let God be the judge of that. I mean, I don't know.  I certainly can't say that I agree with everything that I've heard about it, but from what I've heard from Mitt, when he says that Christ is his savior, to me that's a common bond.
– Source: FOX News Sunday With Chris Wallace, Dec. 23, 2007
544-554Jill Martin Rische.   Spiritual Perils in the Last Days, this weekend Friday and Saturday, and Fullerton College Campus theater, Building 1300, 6:00pm Friday night, and 10-6 Saturday.
558-608Katie Brazelton and Shelley Leith, co-authors of Character Makeover: 40 Days With a Life Coach to Create the Best You.  Katie is founder of Life Purpose Coaching Centers International ( and Shelley serves on staff at Saddleback Church.
612-623Katie Brazelton and Shelley Leith
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