2012 Elections

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain has now catapulted himself to the top of the GOP field. According to the latest CBS/NY Times poll, Cain now leads former frontrunner for the GOP nomination Mitt Romney by 4 percentage points. Close to 1700 people were sampled for this poll and 455 said they planned to vote in […]

Straw polls seem to be Herman Cain’s bread and butter. Cain went on to win his second straw poll this past weekend in Nevada. He won 31 percent of the vote and edged out Mitt Romney who finished with 29 percent. Cain won the Nevada GOP Straw Poll making it the second he’s won in […]

Unmarried women, one of the most coveted voting blocks, make up 26 percent of America’s voting population and were key in electing Barack Obama in 20o8. Despite overwhelmingly voting for the president in the last election, polls show that their support for Obama is waning, causing some to ask could unmarried women cost Obama re-election […]

I deal with a lot of non-black people. A lot of Blacks working in corporate or other professional fields do too. It’s not a complaint… I’m just stating my reality. But there’s something that happens when you deal with a lot of non-Blacks and then jump back into Black surroundings. I make references that I […]

Since President Obama began campaigning for the 2008 presidential election, a barrage of unfounded smears against the president– allegations that he is not an American citizen, myths that he is an Islamic fundamentalist, etc.– have become popular among voters and in the media. The Obama campaign recently launched AttackWatch.com in an effort to address new […]

Presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry recently said on a campaign stop in South Carolina that the Civil Rights movement is similar to the GOP’s current fight for lower taxes. “Listen, America’s gone a long way from the standpoint of civil rights and thank God we have,”said the Texas governor. “We’ve gone from a […]

In a new BlackPlanet/NewsOne poll, 88 percent of African-Americans believe that President Barack Obama deserves a second term. Only 12 percent of those polled believe he should be a one-term president. These numbers stand in sharp contrast to a recent USA Today poll where half of the country believes Obama doesn’t deserve a second term. […]

If you didn’t know any better, you might conclude that Rick Perry either is George W. Bush, or that he’s doing a pretty good imitation of him (or vice versa.) Perry’s voice and intonation are a lot like Bush’s. The gestures, the squinting and the laughter at seemingly inappropriate points in a sentence — are […]

A general consensus among some conservatives, in Iowa especially, is that presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty’s refusal to sign Iowa’s “Marriage Vow” could be political suicide. The anti-gay-marriage, anti-porn, anti-abortion, anti-divorce pledge, drafted by Conservative stalwart Bob Vander Plaats, founder of The Family Leader has been signed by Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, however Pawlenty said […]

Two of the top Republican presidential contenders have backtracked from signing a pledge against gay marriage that also suggested Black families were stronger under slavery. First Leader, an Iowa Christian conservative group, released a pledge called “The Marriage Vow” which equates homosexuality with polygamy and adultery, and calls for the banning of all porn. The […]