Here are just a few things in Chad’s Pile that you will hear on Lubbock’s First News this morning. Give Chad your feedback on the steaming topics.

1. Iowa Caucus

If you didn't know, the Iowa Caucus was night and what we learned was pretty obvious. Republican's don't know what they want. The top three candidates, Mitt Romney, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum are nothing alike, but Republicans in Iowa couldn't send a clear message. I still stand by my statement the Santorum and Paul are un-electable. Mitt Romney will win New Hampshire easily and it will be up to Gingrich or Perry to stop Romney in South Carolina and at this point I still see Romney winning out.

Republican's want to beat Obama and Romney is the safest and most likely choice to do so. Conservatives sorta like Santorum, but I have a feeling that once more comes out about him, that shine will wear off. Rick Perry is the most anti-Romney, but will he attract independents?

At 8:05 this morning, GOP Strategist Matt Mackowiak, will join us to discuss the results from Iowa and where we go from here.

2. Obama is going to do what?

Just another example of why we must get rid of Obama in 2012:

The US has agreed in principle to release high-ranking Taliban officials from Guantánamo Bay in return for the Afghan insurgents' agreement to open a political office for peace negotiations in Qatar, the Guardian has learned.

That's right, according to FOX News, we are now going to let Taliban leaders out of Gitmo in return for negotiations of peace. Are you freakin' kidding me? The only GOP candidate who could do worse on foreign policy would be Ron Paul. I bet he goes along with this plan by the way.

3. Dumb story of the morning (link)

Here is your dumb story of the morning.

Former President Jimmy Carter has some advice for Barack Obama as he gears up for the 2012 election: Don't alienate voters with controversial positions.

The Georgia Democrat told The Associated Press on Tuesday that just about everything he did alienated voters, from sealing a treaty to hand over the Panama Canal to establishing diplomatic ties with China.

Carter said: "If your main goal is to get re-elected, avoid a controversial subject as much as you can in the first term."

Yeah, go ahead Obama... take advice from Jimmy Carter.

These and many more topics coming up on Wednesday’s edition of Lubbock’s First News with Chad Hasty. Tune in mornings 6-9am on News/Talk 790 KFYO, streaming online at, and now on your iPhone and Android device with the radioPup App.