美国总统初选前夜,这一夜最辛苦, 时间:2012-01-02

美国总统初选前夜,这一夜最辛苦, 时间:2012-01-02
1月2日是美国的元旦假期,艾奥瓦天寒地冻,行人稀少。美国共和党众参选人和他们的竞选团队度过了选战迄今最为紧张的一天。
美国共和党总统初选,3日将在艾奥瓦正式打响。
2日晚的选战重头戏,是前马萨诸塞州州长罗姆尼的盛大造势活动。这场活动,选在州府得梅因郊区举行,吸引了罗姆尼的很多支持者和绝大多数主流媒体。
罗姆尼的支持率,目前在多项民调中暂时领先,势头最劲。他不敢掉以轻心,在最后一刻,仍尽力召集他的支持者为他站台。
在现场,罗姆尼一路小跑,冲入会场,和家人一起,登上演讲台。现场大多数人报以热烈掌声,起劲挥舞着支持罗姆尼的标语牌。
罗姆尼对他的支持者,几乎有求必应,演讲之后,用长达半个多小时,为他们签名、合影。一位女士猛地拽住罗姆尼,请求他和她的两个孩子合影,罗姆尼毫不犹豫地答应。
罗姆尼的讲话没有任何新意,是老生常谈。他有意回避了国内经济问题,把矛头指向国外,令一些听众皱眉。
罗姆尼的活动中,最富戏剧性的一幕,是“占领华尔街”示威者突然闹场,对着罗姆尼叫骂,令他措手不及。示威者很快被警卫带离现场。支持者帮罗姆尼化解了尴尬场面。

罗姆尼、前众议长金里奇和前宾夕法尼亚州参议员桑托勒姆等3名共和党主要参选人的竞选总部;3个总部的所有工作人员和志愿者,都在全力以赴联系选民,试图说服选民,在最后一刻,支持自己的老板。
罗姆尼的竞选总部,大概是所有参选人中,最有规模的。总部办公区墙上,贴满了支持罗姆尼的标语,人员数量多,场地大。工作人员化身成为“啦啦队员”,鼓吹“罗姆尼必胜”,全力为已显疲态的志愿者鼓劲助威。
曾为罗姆尼等参选人做志愿工作的中国留学生程毅南透露,罗姆尼甚至建立了艾奥瓦选民联系方式的电子系统,这是其他参选人没有的,为他的选战提供了很大方便。
为罗姆尼效力的志愿者保罗縠里森(Paul Errison)表示,自己已连续多日,每天奋战10多个小时,打电话联系选民。他承认,艾奥瓦民众对来自竞选团队的电话,已不胜厌烦,自己硬着头皮继续打。50岁的艾里森坚持认为,在众多选民仍未决定自己的支持对象时,这种“电话轰炸”是有效的。

在金里奇的竞选总部,金里奇的侄亲弗农金里奇(Vernon Gingrich)。64岁的弗农金里奇称赞兄长是“最有智慧的人”,是“能解决当前美国经济问题的唯一合适人选”。
弗农金里奇在做联系基层选民的工作,嗓子都喊哑了,在校对名单。他说,选前这一夜,总是最辛苦的时候,必须要坚持,才有希望赢得最后胜利。

桑托勒姆的竞选总部,2日,弥漫着浓郁的紧张气氛,人气渐渐聚拢。这主要应归功于他在艾奥瓦的选情渐有起色。
最新艾奥瓦的民调,桑托勒姆的支持率,基本仅次于罗姆尼和得克萨斯州议员保罗。如果他能赢得艾奥瓦保守派人士的支持,说不定就能成为艾奥瓦选战的真正“黑马”。

美国大选首战,于3日,在爱荷华举行,为了争取爱荷华的选民,共和党总统候选人在2日,展开了一轮激烈的拉票混战。

候选人罗姆尼与爱荷华共和党积极分子拥抱。罗姆尼在拉票活动中。罗姆尼与小支持者握手。

候选人保罗与儿子一起参加拉票活动。

候选人佩里拥抱一名支持者。佩里在拉票活动中。

候选人米歇尔在拉票活动中。保罗在活动中看时间。

金里奇在拉票活动中。

候选人桑托罗姆与妻子一起参加拉票活动。

美国2012年总统大选,随着艾奥瓦州率先举行总统候选人提名推举,揭开序幕。正当外界关注共和党将推举何人,出战民主党总统奥巴马之际,多名共和党总统参选人的极端保守政纲和竞选宣传,连务实保守派人士也被吓坏,认为-多位陪跑分子的疯狂古怪主张,已大损共和党形象,这种“自杀式”行为,将妨碍该党未来选情,令争取连任的奥巴马渔人得利。

  “处死同性恋者” 牧师成卖点

  艾奥瓦举行的共和党党团会议,以市民大会的形式,在七名总统参选人中,推举他们属意的共和党总统候选人。根据周日最新民调,温和派参选人罗姆尼(Mitt Romney ),以24%支持率在艾奥瓦领先。参与艾奥瓦共和党党团会议的选民,估计只有10万,当中,绝大多数都是保守白人。在党团会议举行前夕,多位民望落后的共和党参选人,都纷纷力推极右政纲,拉拢当地保守白人选民。在艾奥瓦以22%支持率,逼近罗姆尼的得州众议员保罗(Ron Paul),便高调宣布:得到一名扬言应处死同性恋者的牧师为其背书,又未肯与白人至上主义组织划清界线。

  因奸成孕,也不许堕胎

  另一参选人、得州州长佩里(Rick Perry),声言要在美国墨西哥边境,派驻掠夺者无人侦察机及数以千计美军,阻截任何一名非法入境者,强硬程度,犹如对付阿富汗恐怖分子。他主张即使是乱伦及因奸成孕的个案,也不许堕胎。他多次引用《 圣经》,告诉选民应像先知以赛亚为上帝服务那样,把票投给他。

  近期在当地民望急升的参选人桑托罗姆(Rick Santorum),以虔诚天主教徒姿态,大打保守宗教牌和家庭价值牌,大力反对堕胎和同性婚姻,以争取选民。他在竞选活动中“承诺”,绝不会向那些“认为一个健康稳定家庭不需要有严母严父”的同性恋和自由派人士退缩。
自由派 《 纽约时报》的专栏评论指出,艾奥瓦选战,突显不少共和党参选人“热切拥抱近乎疯狂的道德极端主义立场,令艾奥瓦恍如一场保守派荒谬剧场”。

  难争黑人年轻人支持

  保守派评论员梅德韦德(Michael Medved),撰文指出,保罗等参选人的极右取态,已破坏共和党的形象,他们的高调曝光,对共和党前景而言,是“灾难”,令外界以为现今的共和党已变成“一帮疯狂古怪的家伙,他们作不负责任的言论,让他们远远偏离美国主流,在需要处理严肃的管治问题时,令人觉得他们不可信赖”,尤其是无论由谁出线代表共和党参选,都需要得到黑人、拉美裔和较开放的年轻人支持,走极端路线,有利奥巴马争取连任。

The eve of U.S. presidential primaries, the night the most difficult, time :2012 -01-02
January 2 New Year’s Day holiday in the United States, Iowa cold, few pedestrians. U.S. Republican minority candidates and their election campaign team spent by far the most stressful day.
U.S. Republican presidential primaries, 3, officially started in Iowa.
2 highlight of the evening’s election campaign, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s big rallies. This event, the election in the state capital Des Moines suburb, attracting a lot of Romney supporters and the vast majority of mainstream media.
Romney’s support, the current is leading in opinion polls in the momentum among the strongest. He was not taken lightly, at the last minute, still try to rally his supporters for his site.
In the field, Romney trot, into the hall, and the family boarded podium. Most people live with enthusiastic applause, Romney’s support vigorously waving placards.
Romney for his supporters, almost whatever they ask, after the speech, with up to half an hour for their signature, photo. A woman suddenly grabbed Romney and asked him and her two children photo, Romney agreed without hesitation.
Romney’s speech nothing new, is commonplace. He deliberately avoided the domestic economic problems, blaming foreign countries, so that some of the audience frown.
Romney’s campaign, the most dramatic scene is the “occupation of Wall Street” downtown market suddenly demonstrators, shouting against Romney, to his surprise. Demonstrators guards away from the scene quickly. Romney supporters to help resolve an embarrassing situation.

Romney, the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Pennsylvania Senator Santo Haslem other three major Republican candidate’s campaign headquarters; three headquarters of all staff and volunteers, focused on voter contact , trying to convince voters at the last minute, to support their own boss.
Romney’s campaign headquarters, among all candidates is probably the most large scale. Headquarters office wall, covered with slogans in support of Mitt Romney, who number more than a large venue. Staff embodiment of a “cheerleader” and advocating “Romney win,” was tired out as volunteers and encouraging cheer.
Romney and other candidates who do volunteer work of Chinese students Cheng Yinan said, Romney and even the voters of Iowa to establish a contact electronic systems, this is not the other candidates, to provide for his campaign a great convenience.
Volunteer for the Romney effect silk gauze Morrison Paul (Paul Errison) said that they had for several days, fought more than 10 hours a day, call the contact voters. He acknowledged that Iowa people on the phone from the campaign team, has been very tired, they bite the bullet and continue to fight. 50-year-old Ellison insisted that the decision of many voters still support their own objects, this “phone bomb” is valid.

In Gingrich’s campaign headquarters, the nephew of the pro-Vernon Gingrich Newt Gingrich (Vernon Gingrich). 64-year-old brother, Vernon Gingrich praised “the most intelligent people” and “the current U.S. economic problems can be resolved only suitable candidates.”
Vernon Gingrich is doing the grassroots voter contact work, are shouting hoarse voice, in the proof list. He said the night before the election, always the most difficult time, we must insist, can hope to win the final victory.

Santo Salem’s campaign headquarters, 2, filled with rich tension popularity gradually gather. This is mainly thanks to his election in Iowa’s beginning to pick up.
The latest Iowa poll, support for Santo Haslem, second only to Mitt Romney and Texas Basic Members Paul. If he can win the support of conservative Iowa, Iowa campaign might be able to become a true “dark horse.”

U.S. election battle, on November 3, held in Iowa, in order to win voters in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate in 2, launched a fierce lobbying melee.

Republican candidate Mitt Romney and Iowa activists embrace. Romney in canvassing activities. Romney supporters, shaking hands and small.

Paul and his son to join the candidates canvassing.

Perry supporters to embrace a candidate. Perry canvassing activities.

Michelle candidates in canvassing activities. Activity seen in the time of Paul.

Gingrich in canvassing activities.

Candidates to join Santos and his wife Roma canvassing activities.

United States presidential election in 2012, with the Iowa presidential nomination at the first elected, to kick off. While the outside world will be elected who is concerned about the Republican Party, Democratic Party President Barack Obama played the occasion, several Republican presidential candidate’s campaign platform and ultra-conservative propaganda, even the pragmatic conservatives also was frightened that – a number of molecules rans Crazy weird idea, the image of the Republican Party has been a great loss, this “suicide” behavior, will prevent the party next election, so reap the profit for re-election of Barack Obama.

“Death to gays” pastor into a selling point

Iowa Republican caucus at the meeting to the public in the form of the General Assembly, among the seven presidential candidates, Republican elect their preferred presidential candidate. According to the latest opinion poll on Sunday, the moderate candidate Mitt Romney (Mitt Romney), with 24% support in Iowa ahead. Participate in the Iowa Republican caucus voters, estimated only 10 million, of which the vast majority are conservative whites. The eve of the caucus meeting, a number of popularity behind Republican candidates, are trying to push far-right platform, to draw the local conservative white voters. In Iowa with 22% support, close to Romney’s Texas Rep. Paul (Ron Paul), then high-profile announcement: get a gay pastor threatened to be put to death for their endorsement, but also reluctant and white supremacist organization draw the line.

Became pregnant due to rape, and do not abortion

Another candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (Rick Perry), claimed to be in the United States-Mexico border, stationing U.S. Predator unmanned reconnaissance aircraft and thousands, blocking any one illegal immigrant, toughness, like to deal with terrorists in Afghanistan. He advocated even incest and became pregnant because of rape cases are not allowed to abortion. He repeatedly cited the “Bible” as the prophet Isaiah to tell the voters should be service to God, as to vote for him.

The recent surge in popularity of local candidates Santo Roma (Rick Santorum), the devout Catholic attitude, they played the religion card and conservative family values ​​card, strong opposition to abortion and gay marriage to win voters. His campaign “promises” will not be to those who “believe that a healthy and stable families do not have strict parent strict father” of homosexuality and liberals retreat.
Liberal “New York Times” column commented that Iowa campaign, highlighting the many Republican candidates’ eager embrace of moral crazy extremist positions, so that seems like a conservative Iowa absurd theater. ”

Black young people are difficult to dispute

Conservative commentator Dmitry Wade (Michael Medved), the author pointed out that Paul and other candidates of the far-right attitude, the image of the Republican Party has been destroyed, and their high-profile exposure, the prospects for the Republican Party, it is a “disaster”, so Outsiders think that today’s Republican Party had become “a bunch of crazy weird guy, they make irresponsible remarks, so far they deviate from the American mainstream, the need to address the serious issue of governance, the impression that they are not trustworthy.” In particular, whether on behalf of Republican candidates who qualify, will need to be black, Hispanic and young people to support more open, extreme route, there is Leo Alabama for re-election.