After Bachmann's Exit, Ron Paul is Runaway Favorite with Conservatives

Michele Bachmann's exit from the 2012 primary races leaves Ron Paul as the unchallenged favorite among grassroots conservatives in Week 12 of the CHQ Presidential Straw Poll.

CHQ Poll: GOP Should Fight Back on Recess Appointments

Two-thirds say block the pay and perks for recess appointments, the other third wants the GOP to file suit and let the courts decide.

Sunday New Hampshire GOP Debate – Sleep Deprivation and the GOP Race

The final Republican presidential debate before the New Hampshire primary was a snooze fest with few testy exchanges and little of substance that will alter the course of the contest.

Saturday New Hampshire Debate – Leave Mitt Alone, Candidates!

Iowa’s voters changed the dynamic of the Republican presidential race, though it didn’t seem like Saturday night’s New Hampshire debate included enough emphasis on Romney’s weak record.

Newt is Right – Romney is Timid

Mitt Romney's glaring weakness as a candidate (his timidity) needs to be addressed by the rest of the Republican candidates -- and right now, Newt Gingrich is doing it.

Michele Bachmann’s Departure

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s run for the presidency failed on execution, not message.

Primaries Are For Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

Now that the Iowa caucuses have arrived and passed, we are officially in primary season. This is the perfect opportunity to begin separating the wheat from the chaff when it comes to true, constitutional conservatives.

The Arrogance of the Republican Elite Hides Their Real Fear

Leading Capitol Hill Republicans are pushing the Romney candidacy because they want a presidential candidate who will run a content-free campaign and won’t rock their big spending boat.

Bachmann’s Exit Helps Santorum, Paul

In the views of CHQ Poll respondents, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are the two candidates who will benefit from Michele Bachmann’s withdrawal from the presidential race.

Romney Not Yet Awarded Delegates, But Rove Declares Him the “Heavy Favorite”

Karl Rove and the GOP elites are trying to convince themselves that, if they tout Romney’s inevitability loudly enough, conservatives won’t take the nomination fight all the way to the convention floor. They're wrong.

Richard Viguerie: ‘Santorum was hiding in broad daylight’

Why don’t conservatives trust Romney? See the interview with Chairman Richard A. Viguerie.

Wanted: New Candidate for Challenging Position

Half of our CHQ Poll respondents want Ron Paul or Rick Santorum as the GOP presidential candidate.  Most of the rest want someone new to enter the race.