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.
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