Notable moments in US Presidential Politics last week:
1. Vice President Joe Biden appearing on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert talking about his emotional state after the loss of his son, and hinting that very likely he will not be running for President.
2. Former Texas Governor Rick Perry is dropping out of the Presidential Race
3. CNN changes it’s rules in choosing the candidates to appear on their GOP debate by including Carly Florina, making the shortlist from 10 to 11.
4. Carly Fiorina surpassed Donald Trump in a GOP Women poll this weekend.
5. Republican Ben Carson candidate apologized for questioning candidate Donald Trump last week; he claimed, “When you do something that’s inappropriate…I think it’s appropriate to apologise for it”.
6. Candidate Gov. Scott Walker made the accusation that President Barrack Obama is to blame for the recent spurs of police attacks
7. Humor and ‘jest’ is building up between Rand Paul and Donald Trump as a twitter war is ensuing.
Latest polls in the US Presidential Race and Primaries:
Trump (43%) / Clinton (46%)
Iowa Democratic Presidential Caucus
O’ Malley (5%)
Jim Webb (1%)
Iowa Republican Presidential Caucus
This week’s campaign calendar:
Chafee will be attending a town hall meeting in Colby Sawyer College in New Hampshire (15th Sep 2015, 4:00 pm, 541 Main Street, New London, NH 03257). Hilary Clinton will be appearing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on 16th Sep 2015, while Martin O’Malley will be having a Carne Asada on the same day. Bernie Sanders will be having “A conversation with Bernie” on 14th September at the University of Virginia campus (4:00pm).
On the other side of the aisle, Mark Everson will be attending the Bedford Republican Committee Annual Breakfast (14th Sep 2015, 7:00 am, Manchester Country Club). Huckabee will be holding a Meet and Greet (19th Sep 2015, The Corner, Greenfield, IA). Rand Paul will be doing the same in Carson City on 17th September at 10:30 am (2171 E. William St. Carson City NV 89701) and 4:00 pm (1501 Aultman St. Ely NV 89301). Rick Santorum will be at The Heritage Action Forum with Gov Nikki Haley and Jim DeMint (18th Sep 2015, 1:00 pm). Finally, Trump will be giving a speech at the Americna Airlines centre in Dallas Texas (14th Sep 2015, 6:00 pm).