Monday, July 2, 2012
Organizers are involved in the tea party movement and Republican politics.
When Barack Obama was elected president, Steve Welcenbach recalls, he didn’t sleep for three days. That sounds like hyperbole. No, he insists. He means it. That’s how upset he was. "I felt like the idea of America was being dismantled,” he says. The president, he says, “is a collectivist” whereas Welcenbach says he believes in personal responsibility and the free market. “I am a Catholic guy. I am a committed Christian. I believe God’s plan is what it is. Once I accepted that, I started thinking, ‘What’s my role?’ and the sleeping came back.” A short time later, while watching the news about the General Motors’ bailout, Welcenbach’s wife, also upset, commented, “We need a Republicans’ Anonymous group.” And, so the nucleus for what is now …
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
A Romney/Santorum ticket might provide the proper balance to enthuse conservatives in the Republican party and a good balance for a win in November against Obama.
Move over Marco Rubio. Your lock on Latino voters may be playing second fiddle soon to a social conservative who can bite into Newt Gingrich’s Southern strategy. No one, and I mean no one from the bit of reading I did this morning, predicted the strong showing Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum pulled off last night. With wins in finicky states like Colorado, Missouri and Minnesota, he just made himself the man. No, there weren’t a lot of delegates involved, but it’s becoming more obvious the convention will move past the initial vote and delegates will be released. It also leaves the Republican nominee decision open possibly through Wisconsin’s April primary — a whole lot more fun for us. Surprisingly, the not-Mitt-not-Newt-…
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Tommy Thompson, Mark Neumann, Jeff Fitzgerald, Alberta Darling, Leah Vukmir and more line up to support governor at Jan. 21 event at Hart Park.
- Jim Price
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
A who's who of top Wisconsin Republican politicians are expected to appear at a Jan. 21 rally in support of Gov. Scott Walker at Hart Park in Wauwatosa. While anti-Walker rallies have taken place throughout Wisconsin over the last year, this event is believed to be the first major rally in support of the governor since the effort to recall him began on Nov. 15. Organizers are hoping for hundreds of Walker backers to take part in the rally, which will be headlined by some of the biggest Republican names in the state, including: Nationally known political activist Kim Simac, Libertarian speaker Tim Nerenz and teenage political activist Jerrid Madden also will take part in the rally, which will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. The office of state Sen…