Skip to comments."Drudge Report" Pulling Romney to the Finish Line
Posted on 01/19/2012 11:12:53 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Everyone of the candidates except Mitt Romney is getting the Drudge Report Treatment.
....."Frustrated rivals think they know the secret: a low-profile, hard-driving Republican operative named Matt Rhoades, who is Romneys campaign manager. Rhoades met Drudge, as POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John F. Harris and co-author Mark Halperin reported in their book The Way to Win: Taking the White House in 2008, when he became research director of the Republican National Committee and was introduced by his predecessor on a special trip to Miami. Rhoades has since been seen as a pipeline to the reclusive Drudge, who now has two veteran Washington reporters working on the site as well.".... Source
It ain’t over yet.
I personally believe Drudge forced ABCs hand on the ex-wife interview; the last thing they’d want to be doing is dribbling this out piecemeal instead of in a headline-grabbing ABC primetime deal.
But the fact is, a lot of people are supporting Romney. But big deal, doesn’t mean I’ll stop using Drudge’s website.
Romney is dropping like a stone at Intrade.
My condolences, I know how hard you worked for Perry.
I have no candidates to really back at 110%, and I know you are smart enough to avoid mittens, so do like the rest of us and muddle through.
I'll do the dishes and run the vacuum cleaner for you next week.
Take care and I really understand how you feel.
Glad to see you back on the board.
I don’t think that Drudge is intentionally keeping Mittens out of the headlines. Milt is just not making any news. He is a dud milquetoast who is sitting on his lead. That is why he is going to be creamed by Obummer.
Are there any stories about Mittens that Drudge sat on this cycle?
Drudge does not appear to hold back on anybody. According to Rush, it was Drudge who ‘smoked out’ ABC by forcing them to change their plans on when to release this.
It’s more than just looks.
What Drudge did to Newt is really despicable. We are constantly told that homosexuals can be true Republicans. Yet time and time again we see them put their lifestyle choice front and center above all else. I honestly believe this is some kind of sick vendetta that Drudge had because Newt has spoken out about homosexual sin. If freak Drudge thinks it’s his place to pry into people’s private lives, then he needs to taste his own medicine.
Don’t shoot the messenger.
“What Drudge did to Newt is really despicable.”
Drudge conspiring with ABC news to invent the fantasy that Newt Gingrich, of all people, would ask his wife for an “Open Marriage” is worse than despicable.
Ever one good story about Bachmann?
Always the lousy pictures — except Romney looks good.
Drudge helped pick them off one by one.
Now Rush is saying Drudge is “helping” Newt?
Rush is “begging” listeners to accept that he isn’t promoting Newt... Give me a break. Rush has juggled all the candidates so well, never really approving of them, but “liking” them all.
I think Rush will happily be endorsing Romney again.
If he is a fanboy, I would say he is one of Ron Paul.
Yeah, the ex-wife didn’t even use the term “open marriage,” only ABC did.
You're missing the point. Drudge is interested in scooping the media. Period. And this is DEVASTATING to ABC News. As far as Mittens, he is toast. The "Massachussetts Moderate" ads have crushed him in S.C., and he was pathetically weak at the debate, and will be again tonight. He is toast.
Scratch a Romney RINO, find a pro-gay agenda Republican. “Electable” is just a code word for “agrees with me on social issues such as gay marriage.” I imagine Romney is a major hero for them after introducing gay marriage to the nation in Taxachusetts and I’m sure they don’t believe he’s truly flip-flopped. Margaret Hoover said as much on FOX...her ilk don’t care if he says he’s against gay marriage now because they assume he’s just saying it to get elected.
We wouldn’t be on these sites if it wasn’t for Matt Drudge.
Drudge is massively biased for Romney. It’s been blatant for months and been getting moreso since the actual voting started. He’s been constantly putting unflattering or shadowy Newt pictures on the top headlines and linking to silly trumped up stories about Newt with misleading negative headlines. Anything bad for Romney is barely mentioned, listed in small print on the site, and disappears from the page fast. When Palin said on FOX that the Dems wanted Romney as the nominee, it took him 2 days to put it up, it was buried under about 10 other links, and it only stayed up for a few hours. The Todd Palin endorsement and Sarah semi-endorsement likewise didn’t get any big prominence on the site. If Sarah had endorsed Romney it absolutely would have been the top headline most of the day barring a major non-political news story.
When Drudge broke Monicagate, Bill Clinton’s minions broke the news that Drudge was gay. Drudge responded, in effect, “So what?” And that pretty much put an end to it.
I don’t notice Hillary admitting that she is a lesbian, even though that is supposed to be a Good Thing.
I give Drudge credit. Maybe he is gay, but he is not a gay activist. There is a huge difference. I have had gay friends over the course of my life, and as far as I’m concerned it’s their business, as long as they don’t try to push it on everyone else, including our children.
I have kept an eye on it, out of curiosity, over the years, and I have never seen Drudge report on the many gay controversies that we have been plagued with over the years with anything but neutral objectivity. That’s more than you can say for the MSM, who are constantly pushing the gay agenda. As long as it doesn’t effect his work—and it doesn’t—it’s his business, as far as I’m concerned.
Intrade betters had Romney as their favorite as of last night on the breaking news of the X. It looks like the weather-van is going the other way as they must think Gingrich is successfully defending.
It’s been embarrassingly obvious since the primary began that he’s supporting the Romney candidacy.
Drudge screwed ABC by ruining the timing of their newt hit piece.
I know it isn’t a scientific sample, but the comments on these Drudge links seem to suggest a backfire.
Yeah, Gingrich is rising on Intrade for sure.
Though nobody should take Intrade that seriously for anything. It’s little more than a glorified lagging indicator of prevailing conventional wisdom.
Everybody who supports a particular candidate thinks the media should support their candidate and trash all others. That’s how the RATS work. I don’t want to see that from conservatives. My only objective is to defeat Obama.
Painful Truth Bump
Were having much the same discussion with af_vet_rr earlier. It was something that had slowly been dawning these past few weeks, but really was obvious this morning that the only news that was headlining was the bad news, and news that could be viewed as positive for any GOP candidate but Romney/Paul was pushed waaay down the page.
He even started in on Santorum with the nerdy high school photo - seriously - I am pretty leery of Santorum’s affinity for BigGovernment, but come on, any one out there NOT have a painfully awkward high school yearbook photo?!
All I know is that it feels as if we are being herded by folks we never figured would be up for such a thing, and regardless of WHO they are trying to herd us toward, (Romney/Paul), it is more than a little unsettling, and to paraphrase GoCards on a different thread, our options are dwindling rapidly!
The good news is, our eyes and ears SHOULD now be fully open and I for one am ready to align with the coalition that seems to be forming around Newt.
May God give us strength and wisdom and COURAGE.
Paul is suing about the Huntsman ad with his Chinese children. So far, we are led to believe it was a NH PAC for Paul, but early detective work says it may have come from SF California. Since it made Paul look racist,( which he is), Paul took the hit. Now he's mad.
Looking at the trail, it will most likely be Dem or Romney. Remember Cain's women? He said it had to be Perry. Perry denied. My bet is it turns out to be Romney. He's the one with the money.
Either way, I bet there will be fireworks somewhere down the road.
What did Drudge do?
He posts links 99.5% of the time to things he is interested in, that’s it.
You may think he is in the tank for Romney, just wait.
One could easily claim that Newsmax is pulling for Gingrich.
again? Limbaugh never endorsed Romney.
I always had a feeling that deep-down Drudge likes Ron Paul. LOL
Thanks so much, for your hard work for Rick Perry.
“When Drudge broke Monicagate, Bill Clintons minions broke the news that Drudge was gay.”
Sheesh. It doesn’t pay to mind your own business. You get walloped with a reality bat. I never knew about it. He said, “So what?” and ended it? Hmmm.
I guess you didn't hear Rush today when he told the lady caller they were "taking Romney out". Rush has been on the Newt bandwagon from the beginning and it is easy to see.
I revise and extend my remarks. I never noticed a particular bent on Drudge siding with one candidate or another...until today.
I did see the Santorum yearbook photo story that had no purpose other than mocking Santorum. The other piece on him was based on some rumor mill BS about his wife that has no bearing on anything and was purely there to claim some hypocrisy that doesn’t exist.
It does appear that whoever is editing the news there has a bent towards a particular candidate or they just hate Santorum and don’t have any legit dirt on him.
New Drudge primary poll open...current results:
GINGRICH 34.04% (54,960 votes)
PAUL 31.51% (50,878 votes)
ROMNEY 20.76% (33,526 votes)
SANTORUM 13.68% (22,094 votes)
Total Votes: 161,458
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