Skip to comments.Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory
Posted on 01/01/2012 3:23:35 PM PST by Steelfish
US election 2012: Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory Mitt Romney could strike a decisive early blow in the contest to pick the Republican partys presidential nominee by becoming the first candidate ever to win both the first two states to vote, opinion polls suggest.
By Jon Swaine 01 Jan 2012 The former Massachusetts governor leads the party field both in Iowa, where tomorrows caucuses will give the candidates their first test, and in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday.
If successful, Mr Romney would become the first Republican challenger in the modern primary systems 35-year history to win both states. Party strategists concede that such a scenario would effectively end the contest after just one week of voting.
The double-victory would be particularly significant because of the states contrasting electorates. While Mr Romney, who made $250 million (£160 million) as a private equity executive, impresses New Hampshires fiscal conservatives, he is loathed by some Iowan social conservatives for his moderate stances on abortion and gay rights.
However, while his more Right-wing rivals have risen and fallen in the polls, the 64-year-old has steadily persuaded voters in both states that he has the best chance of beating President Barack Obama, who, he claims, doesnt understand America.
"The president takes his inspiration from the social democrats of Europe, who would try to change us into a European-style welfare state," he told a rally at a packed restaurant in Atlantic last night.
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The “air of inevitability” that is being created around Mitt Romney omits one glaring faact: that his numbers have not budged significantly, despite wide name recognition and frequent appearances showing his “common side”.
Mitt is, and always was, a member of the elite, who happens to have extraordinarily good fortune in selecting his background and parentage, and who has compounded on that good fortune by attendant passing good judgment in wealth formation and accumulation. As such, he does not have the recognition for the hardscrabble life of Rick Perry or even Rick Santorum, also of somewhat humble origins, son of an immigrant who worked his way up, and who lived under modest circumstances for many years.
But Mitt as “common man”? Not a fit.
Romney for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
"National Guard Lt. Anthony Circosta poses in his backyard in Agawam, Mass., on June 9, 2007.
At left, his wife Danielle and daughter Kylie, 2, talk near the swing set. Circosta,
a decorated Iraq War veteran, seemed like an ideal candidate for a pardon from
then-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for the 29-year-old's boyhood conviction
for a BB gun shooting. Romney denied the pardon,
twice, despite the recommendation of the Governor's Council."
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006
"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006
“75% want someone more conservative than Mitt-for-brains, but he is going to claim to win?”
McCain, the Reflux.
LOL! Thanks for that!
Anyone conceding that is a complete fool. The Party will still be backing their establishment candidate - Newt Gingrich - while a sizable plurality of voters vote for the four conservative candidates in the race - Santorum, Bachmann, Perry, and Huntsman.
Agree-only way to stop Romney
Will you still be saying that when Newt finishes fifth?
You are wrong this is not so much an anti-Romney website as providing a platform to expose the obvious strengths and defects of our primary contenders. Simply because a news source states a favorable Romney news headline is no reason to close our eyes and accept it. Rather, the proper course is to face the media, its lies and all, and including sometimes what many see as a reasonably accurate portrayal of events even if they don’t seem to break our way. This is called mature and intelligent debate.
It was a set up by the Dc elites.
The GOP leaders placed the IA and NH open for
Indies to participate on purpose thinking Romney
Would win big and scare off the opposition. But the Dems are using
This gap to push nutter Paul to embarrass the GOP .
The money available will most likely determine when a candidate drops out and Newt is financed through Florida. Why would he possibly want to drop out after Iowa and New Hampshire when it appears that South Carolina will put him ahead in the delegate count??
One top of Free Republics website states the following:
Merry Christmas Happy New Year!!
Welcome to Free Republic, America's exclusive site for God, Family, Country, Life & Liberty conservatives!
ObamaCare = RomneyCare = CommieCare. NO Romney! NO WAY!!
What part of NO Romney! NO WAY! are you able to interpret as non Anti-Romeny? Free Republic is most definetley an Anti-Romney website.
...and including sometimes what many see as a reasonably accurate portrayal of events even if they dont seem to break our way.
This is a false article which was only published to give the impression that Romney is leading the pack with Conservatives which he isn't. There is no debate regarding Romney on Free Republic as he is considered by the founder of this website is No Romney No Way, always.
Was Romney’s father an American citizen when the little Mittster was born?
Got it. Fifth and sixth place candidates drop out of the race EXCEPT FOR NEWT. I simply wanted to confirm the double-standard. It’s all about helping Newt - not helping the Conservative candidates. I realize that having actual conservatives in the race is hampering Newt’s chances. Maybe we can get all the candidates to drop out of the race so that Newt can march to the nomination unopposed (and get slaughtered by Obama in the fall). And then everyone will be kicking themselves for nominating another John McCain.
You’re absolutely right. We need to look into instant-runoff voting and ranked choice voting for our primaries. Otherwise a candidate can claim to “win” with a small plurality of the vote. Ron Paul could do it just as well as Mitt Romney could do it. This would be the biggest political scam I’ve ever seen if Mitt Romney is somehow anointed the nominee based on getting 20-something percent while the conservatives split the vote.
“No Romney No Way” doesn’t mean that news articles by the regular media as opposed to partisan blogs etc, cannot be quoted for debate and discussion. We don’t have robots here incapable of reading articles for what they are worth. A million times over we have had news articles that have been debated and rebuffed even if the articles are not in keeping with our values. The debate is NOT about Romney. It’s about how the polling is going in Iowa. If you disagree with the polls say so. But we can’t act like the proverbial monkeys and close our eyes and ears and mouth to what is being described.
? - Iowa 28 delegates
RINO - New Hampshire 12
Newt - South Carolina 25
Newt - Florida 50
Newt - Nevada 28
Newt - Maine 24
Newt - Colorado 36
Newt - Minnesota 40
Newt - Arizona 29
Newt - Michigan 30
Newt - Washington 43
Newt - Alaska 27
Newt - Georgia 76
Newt - Idaho 32
RINO - Mass 41
Newt - North Dakota 28
Newt - Ohio 66
Newt - Oklahoma 43
Newt - Tennessee 58
RINO - Vermont 17
Newt - Virginia 50
Newt - Wyoming 29
Newt - Kansas 40
Newt - Alabama 50
RINO - Hawaii 20
Newt - Mississippi 40
Newt - Missouri 52
Newt - Illinois 69
Newt - Louisiana 46
Newt - Maryland 37
Newt - Texas 155
RINO - Wash D.C. 19
Newt - Wisconsin 42
RINO - Connecticut 28
RINO - Delaware 17
RINO - New York 95
Newt - Pennsylvania 72 Newt was born in PA
RINO - Rhode Island 19
Newt - Indiana 46
Newt - North Carolina 55
Newt - West Virginia 31
Newt - Nebraska 35
Newt - Oregon 29
Newt - Arkansas 36
Newt - Kentucky 45
Newt - California 172
Newt - Montana 26
Newt - New Jersey 50
Newt - New Mexico 23
Newt - South Dakota 28
RINO - Utah 40
Newt is the Conservative Candidate across the Nation.
You do realize that if Newt is the nominee, Obama wins, right?