Everyone’s favorite American Idol Winner-Ruben Studdard is set to release his fifth album! The Album is titled, Letters From Birmingham. The recently divorced balladeer had fresh and raw emotions to share on his new album and the 13 track CD is filled with his emotional memories. While the album can’t be called a cathartic release it is powerful and fans should be pleased. Release date is set for March 13th 2012!
Check for the incredible first single and video “June 28th” as Ruben delivers his true to life soul story!
Blowin Money Fast-isn’t just a Rick Ross song, its also apparently, the motto of the Mitt Romney Campaign. Mitt Romney is the current front runner in the GOP race, however that success has come at a substantial premium. Mitt Romney has spent at least 38 Million Dollars, outspending his competitors by several orders of magnitude. Newt Gingrich has spent approximately 9.7 million and Rick Santorum, who just bested Romney in 2 southern states, has only spent 6 million. Victory for Romney has come via the sheer force of his money. In Michigan, Romney’s home state Mitt Romney barely garnered victory, with 41% of the vote compared to Santorums 38%. He also spent 4.3 million dollars in his home state, while Rick Santorum spent a relatively humble 2.3 million. The prize for outspending his opponent 2:1, was 2 more delegates than Santorum (Santorum received 14 delegates, Romney received 16 delegates). Romney has had to outspend his opponent by as much 10:1 (in Arizona) and on average he is outspending Rick Santorum by 6:1 (and 4:1 against Gingrich). For Romney victory seems possible, only when he can drown his opponents in cash, which raises questions about his viability in the general election. It is unlikely that Mitt Romney will be able to outspend President Obama in comparable ratios. The Obama Campaign is amassing a tremendous war chest and will likely match Romney, dollar for dollar-if GOP contributors can continue to generate the huge sums, required to make Romney an appealing candidate. The GOP is forced to ask how it can afford to go into battle with Mr. Romney as their standard bearer, when such massive funds are required to carry him over-even favorable finish lines. Earlier this week, Newt Gingrich called Mitt Romney, the weakest front runner since 1920. The evidence for his statement is found, in Mitt Romney’s own campaign spending!
The 2012 election is approaching fast and both parties are scrambling to find popular positions that will win the support of the public. The President himself, is desperately appealing to the American people to appreciate the progress that has occurred under his leadership. His campaign is feverishly trying to anticipate the next move of his republican opponents. However, the GOP’s new “winning” position may not have been anticipated by anyone, let alone, the President and his minions. The GOP is preparing to pitch itself, as The Anti-War Party. The audacity of such a position is likely to be seen as so incredible that few in the belt way have been willing to consider it. The GOP promoted the war in Afghanistan and then the war in Iraq. Prior to leaving office, the GOP’s pundits were clamoring for George W. Bush to strike against Iran. Despite it’s willingness to fight overseas, the GOP has begun to parry, in order to foil President Obama. An increasing number of Republicans have come out, in direct opposition to the war effort in Afghanistan. The rumblings of this avalanche were initiated by the vehemently anti-war Ron Paul. Paul’s sentiments were later seconded, by failed Presidential candidate, Jon Huntsman. Huntsman was ridiculed at the time and candidates like , Rick Perry suggested that they would double down in Afghanistan. But more Republicans have since adopted the Huntsman doctrine. Newt Gingrich is transitioning to a-”pull out now”-campaign position. Loud voices in the conservative movement like Sean Hannity are also beginning to call for retreat. Their new found distaste for the war they called for, is based on a series of events in Afghanistan. Afghans recently rioted over the unprovoked attack of a U.S. soldier. The potentially disturbed, 38 year old soldier (on his 4th tour), recently massacred 16 afghans in the dead of night. A series of fumbles have become convenient excuses for the GOP to abandon the war and lay blame for its very existence on President Obama! While calling for retreat, an increasing number of republicans are basing their opposition on President Obama’s inability to fight the war effectively. By making themselves the party that wants to withdraw from Afghanistan and President Obama the defender of the decade long war, the GOP may have just stumbled upon a message more potent then the lack of job creation in the country.
THE FIRST LADY OF HIP HOP… KIM KARDASHIAN?
JAY-Z has Beyonce, but does Kanye have Kim Kardashian? Rumors are swirling about suggesting that Kanye, and Kim K, just might be the latest power couple. Kanye, is at the top of his game; he’s a successful luxury-wear designer and arguably the most successful music producer, in the game. He is certainly, on her level (in terms of status), but is he really, the one. Kim K, has yet to even finalize her divorce but rumors suggest that Kanye, would gladly give her another multi-million dollar wedding. With Kanye’s last love, Amber Rose, totally off the market, the mega star could be looking to make a lateral move to another devastating diva!
KANYE AND KIM? Can You Believe This Rumor?