Saturday, March 31, 2012

10 Interesting Facts About Each Republican Candidate

Ron Paul

  • Since the invention of the presidency, there’s been Mr. Ron Paul. That’s right. Ron Paul would be 80 at the end of his hypothetical term. He keeps in great shape, though. Paul starts each day with a 3 to 4 mile walk and finishes with a long distance bike ride.
  • In 2009, Paul is quoted having said he would not risk Americans lives to end the Nazi Holocaust.
  • Ron Paul has pledged to limit his presidential salary to what is “approximately equal to the median personal income of the American worker.” $39,336.
  • The Ron Paul Chocolate Bar is here! But hurry, supply is limited.
  • He is only one of two congressman that has refused the pension plan.
  • A career Republican (if you even consider him that), Paul left in 1988 to become the presidential candidate for the Libertarian Party.
  • He earned a Doctor of Medicine degree from Duke University of Medicine in 1961.
  • Jon Stewart is his friend.

Newt Gingrich

  • Newt Gingrich was hailed as Time Magazine’s "Man of the Year" in 1995.
  • In 1997, for the first time in the House’s 208-year history, Gingrich was reprimanded for ethical wrongdoing.
  • Repeated adulterer, divorcing two prior wives in a time where they were seriously ill.
  • He once co-sponsored a medical marijuana bill in 1981.
  • Under his tax plan, Millionaires would receive a tax cut of more than $600,000 every year compared to today’s law.
  • "Newtie," as his mother called him, shared a bedroom with his grandmother.
  • Gingrich kept jars of snakes on his bedside table as a child.
  • He was born to a teenage mom and was adopted by his step father.

Rick Santorum

  • He’s got a unique (to say the least) arsenal of attack ads.
  • Santorum became the center of an odd national controversy in 2003 after he was quoted in an interview comparing consensual homosexual relationships to abusive "man on child, man on dog" sex. In response, an offended citizen posted a definition of “Santorum” online.
  • Santorum’s wife and the mother of their seven children apparently had a 6-year love affair with the doctor that delivered her as a baby.
  • Santorum hasn't held office for over five years. His 18-point losing margin in 2006 was the biggest loss ever by an incumbent Pennsylvania Republican senator.
  • If Santorum doesn’t fit your fancy, try ‘Rooster’. Apparently the nickname was coined after the strand of hair on the back of his head which stood up, and his competitive, cock fight-like attitude.
  • What little we do know about Santorum’s personal sense of style, we know he worships the sweater vest.
  • Just three years ago, Santorum emphatically told millions of listening Americans: "If you're a conservative, if you're a Republican, there is only one place to go, and that's Mitt Romney."
  • While he was a senator, Rick Santorum voted with president George W. Bush over 95% of the time.
  • Chuck Norris is not a fan.

Mitt Romney

  • With his secure wins in the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire primary and leading in the polls in South Carolina, the former Massachusetts governor now stands a pretty good chance of facing Obama.
  • Throughout the campaign, Romney has boasted that he has helped create more than 100,000 jobs through investments...
  • ...Under Mitt Romney's leadership, Massachusetts ranked 47th among the 50 states in job creation.
  • Romney's personal financial assets are estimated around $250 million, making him the richest presidential candidate since Steve Forbes ran in 2000.
  • But possibly Romney’s most proud accomplishment would be saving his co-worker’s 14-year-old daughter from a strange city and ecstasy overdose.
  • Or maybe it’s when, along with his sons, he saved a New Jersey family and their dog, Scotty, from a sinking boat.
  • Too bad Seamus, Romney’s own dog, couldn’t be treated with a similar canine respect. in 2007, the pup was strapped in a dog carrier to the roof of the family station wagon for a twelve hour drive across country.
  • In 2010, Romney made more money in one day than the average American makes in a year, yet paid a lower tax rate than many middle-class Americans.
  • After attending Stanford, Romney followed his high school sweetheart to BYU.