Newt Gingrich is turning his attention from outer space to your mobile phone. In a video uploaded to YouTube by the team at Gingrich Productions (no joke) just last week, the former House speaker and presidential candidate announces a contest of sorts to name that phone/camera/web-surfing thingy you carry around and to celebrate its vast potential to change the world.
Mitt Romney's "favorable" rating has been on something of a roller coaster in 2012. But the more older Republican primary voters have seen him, the more they seem to like him.
If you're running President Obama's re-election campaign and you want to test how certain themes will play in Peoria, what to do? Turn to your pollsters? Convene focus groups? Test your message before a friendly audience?
Candidates, take note: Boomers are an enormous part of the presidential electorate and can play a pivotal role in who gets the nomination and wins a trip to - or back to - the White House.
Mitt Romney handily won the yesterday's GOP presidential primary in Illinois, and older voters - as they have in so many of the contests so far - went with the winner.
Mitt Romney turned 65 this past Monday, but instead of going photo-op on his birthday by publicly enrolling in Medicare (as actress Patty Duke recently did), his campaign let it be known that he wouldn't be signing up for Medicare at all.
The message to Republican presidential candidates Tuesday night was loud and clear: Not only do older voters play a huge role in determining the winner in the primaries, but they show up.
The next GOP primary is in Florida, home to a lot of older voters. Some folks say this makes the state an easy win for Mitt Romney, of whom older voters have historically been fond. But as we saw in South Carolina, Newt Gingrich also holds presidential appeal with both the boomer and the 65+ sets.
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