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  • Conservative group: Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn ‘turncoats'

    09/24/2013 3:47:13 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/24/13 | KATIE GLUECK
    A conservative political action committee on Tuesday slammed two of the Senate’s top Republicans as “turncoats” who have “surrendered” on the health care fight. “Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn have surrendered to Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and the Democrats,” charged an email blast from the Senate Conservatives Fund. “More importantly, they have surrendered to Obamacare — the biggest job killer in America.” -snip- “We knew Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn weren’t with us when they voted to fund Obamacare earlier this year,” the email continued. “But then, under pressure from grassroots, they said they supported the effort to defund it....
  • Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team

    04/14/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 13, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team April 13, 2012, 7:49 pm By Arlen Williams We refer to the fine article in New American, by Bob Adelman, “Romney’s Advisors Are Leftist Elites,” 10/10/2011, for contextual information. Below is the list he provided of Romney’s team, with comments.Gulag Bound has provided fact after fact, after analysis, after warning, after plea. This list alone, should cause the reader to take to the streets, to oppose Mitt Romney.Let us oppose him, not just actively, but like our children’s lives depend on it – in a way that makes a difference and prevents him from...
  • Mark Levin: Nicolle Wallace and Steve Schmidt are Evil

    03/12/2012 11:58:26 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 17 replies
    You Tube ^ | 03-13-12 | Mark Levin
    Audio from Marks show this evening perfectly summing up who Steve Schmidt and Nicolle Wallace are. They earn their living, since losing the McCain campaign, trashing Sarah Palin 24/7. Runs about 4 minutes.
  • Does Romney really have a lead over Santorum in Michigan? (Short answer: No)

    02/25/2012 9:27:36 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies
    02/25/2012 | Brices Crossroads
    I have watched as the predictable polls have been produced showing Mitt Romney creeping back into the lead in Michigan by the exiguous margin of 1.6% according to the RealClear Politics Average. But is Willard Mitt Romney really ahead or not? No one knows for certain but I have done a little analysis of the polling during this primary season and have come away with several salient factoids. The first is that Romney nearly always overpolls. He was narrowly ahead in Iowa by 1.3% and he lost by .1%. His lead in New Hampshire was 20, while his margin of...
  • Busted on Video: Romney Camp Takes Down Hundreds of Santorum Signs; Cops Watch

    02/22/2012 7:41:57 AM PST · by writer33 · 67 replies
    Big Government ^ | 02/22/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    In Michigan, Santorum supporters planted hundreds of campaign signs in Shelby Township prior to Mitt Romney’s appearance today. Some of these signs were planted alongside sidewalks and roadways across from and surrounding the Romney campaign stop. Approximately two hours before the scheduled event, Romney campaign staffers, including Dennis Lennox of Topinabee, MI, began planting Romney signs in front of the location. Around the same time, several other people, who refused to identify themselves, began uprooting hundreds of Santorum signs along the roadway leading to the event. Signs placed at a commercial intersection were also removed. When asked to explain his...
  • Romney surge in Michigan ?

    02/20/2012 6:28:26 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 23 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 20, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Has a Mitt Romney surge begun in Michigan? A week ago, PPP had Rick Santorum up by fifteen points in Romney’s home state. In their new poll, PPP puts Romney back only four — although Santorum hasn’t actually lost any support: The Republican race for President in Michigan has tightened considerably over the last week, with what was a 15 point lead for Rick Santorum down to 4. He leads with 37% to 33% for Mitt Romney, 15% for Ron Paul, and 10% for Newt Gingrich. The tightening over the last week is much more a function of Romney gaining...
  • Romney surrogates attack Santorum's record

    02/15/2012 4:11:18 PM PST · by Red Steel · 24 replies
    cnn ^ | February 14, 2012 | Ashley Killough
    (CNN) - A trio of Missouri surrogates for Mitt Romney took aim at Rick Santorum on Tuesday, saying the former Pennsylvania senator has misled voters on his fiscal conservative record. "He certainly has been outspoken on social issues, and we honor his record in that regard. But when you get outside those issues…his record shows he's been in the liberal wing of the Republican Party," former Sen. Jim Talent said on a call with reporters. -snip- Also on the call was Rep. Billy Long of Missouri and State Auditor Tom Schweich, both of whom praised Romney's credentials in the private...
  • Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)

    02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST · by red flanker · 282 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there. According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week. The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets...
  • Mitt Romney Is Driving Others Away, Too

    02/03/2012 4:23:43 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 150 replies
    The Scratching Post ^ | February 3, 2012 | K T Cat
    Over at Hot Air, Wolf Howling penned a comment that perfectly sums up my feelings about the Florida primary. I’ve spent the last few weeks watching Romney run the most intellectually dishonest campaign against Gingrich that I could imagine. Romney isn’t making the case that he has a better conservative pedigree, nor that his vision for America is superior or more conservative than Gingrich’s. He spent 17 million doing nothing but trying to delegitimize and demonize Gingrich with gross distortions of history. I haven’t seen anything like this since what the left did to Sarah Palin. And the last time...
  • Romney backers at Gingrich events run into political pit bull

    01/29/2012 5:53:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 29, 2012 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Port Saint Lucie, Fla.— Dubbed the "proxies with moxie," Mitt Romney's congressional backers have been crashing Newt Gingrich's events to offer a counterpoint to the former House speaker's remarks. It's an unusual tactic to begin with, but their collisions with Gingrich's testy spokesman, R.C. Hammond, have made their sparring into the campaign trail's version of must-see TV. Gingrich said he doesn't mind their presence, which he said is a sign of desperation by Romney. "They send a member of Congress, we send R.C. It's a slight overmatch — R.C.'s a little bit more informed than they are, but...
  • Tea Party! Demand Marco Rubio tell Mitt to pull ad (Or does Rubio only speak up for Mitt?)

    01/29/2012 4:06:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    January 29, 2012 | Vanity
    Will the Tea Party be asking (demanding!) that Senator Marco Rubio (VERY PUBLICLY) ask Mitt Romney's campaign to shut down their "Tom Brokaw" ad -- in light of the fact that when Sen. Rubio VERY PUBLICLY inserted himself in the Florida GOP Primary battle, Newt Gingrich pulled that Romney ad ? Does the Mitt Romney ad of a 14 year old NBC news lead story about Newt Gingrich (charges he was cleared of) offend Sen. Rubio or will he sit silent? Is Sen. Rubio merely an "immigrant issue" politician or is he a fair representative of ALL Floridians? NBC has...
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 4:33:13 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 122 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | January 22, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    One of the things fellow Republicans and political observers have never liked about Mitt Romney is the wholesome piety he exhibits on the stump, while his hacks and PACs engage in some of the ugliest politics around. He can flash that plastic smile and pretend all he wants, but people know the cold fish doesn't shy away from the politics of personal destruction. If anything, his campaigns embrace it more than most, while feigning ignorance and pretending otherwise himself.This is why so many people in the GOP have come to dislike Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney backer and New Jersey Gov....
  • Mitt Romney feels the love in West Palm Beach

    We here in south Florida need some Freepers help here. I live in Palm Beach County and mitt Romney showed up here to campaign yesterday and many here are in a trance like a bunch of drones. I was getting emails urging me to come to the Romulan rally and now this column. I have been shocked to see people who I have never dreamed would fall for this fraud - fawning over him. He's owned the airwaves for the past month but TODAY I heard his first attack ads on SANTORUM surprisingly - instead of Newt. Evil is cunning...
  • The Romney Con

    01/07/2012 4:42:55 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | InflationUS
    Don't be conned into nominating Mitt Romney.
  • Levin Blasts Romney and Paul for Smear Campaigns

    Not only does he blast Romney and Paul, but he goes after Ann Coulter and others for trying to destroy these other candidates in favor of their candidate. And he defends Santorum, Newt, and Perry against these attacks, but even more so he talks about the kind of candidate we want as president which is more important that the cherry picking of someone’s record that’s going on right now. This is an excellent monologue as Levin holds nothing back, replete with passion and much yelling of the truth. Just how I like it:
  • Neg. campaigning: Romney running for the nomination like Obama will for reelection

    01/03/2012 10:28:32 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    1/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Obama cannot run on his record (Obamacare, Frank-Dodd, Porkulus, the bailouts, Obamacare exemptions for some and and some states, but not others, green jobs, etc, ) and doesn't want to run on his record. He will smear the eventual GOP nominee, and run a negative campaign, and actually let superpacs do it for him. Same with Romney. He cannot run on his record as governor, his position on global warming, etc, and so, sit back, say nothing, and allow superpacss to run his GOP opponents (like Gingrich) into the ground through negative campaigning. I don't care for Newt "Scozzafava" Gingrich,...
  • Christie Warns he'll return "Jersey Style" if Iowans don't vote Romney (WTF?)

    12/30/2011 2:38:34 PM PST · by parksstp · 63 replies
    The Ticket via Yahoo News ^ | 12-30-2011 | Holly Bailey
    Playing off his persona as a New Jersey tough guy, Christie issued a mock warning. "New Jersey's watching you … We're watching you real closely," he said. "And I want to tell you something. I want to tell you something really clearly. I'm in a good mood this morning. I'm feeling happy and upbeat. I'm happy to be with Mitt and Ann. But let me tell ya, if you people disappoint me Tuesday, if you don't do what you're supposed to do on Tuesday for Mitt Romney. I will be back, Jersey-style."
  • Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee

    11/13/2011 6:21:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 13, 2011
    Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 13th November 2011 Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee. Twenty-eight per cent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of eight percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken November 10-11. Romney was five percentage points ahead in a survey November 7-8. 'Most presidential': Almost half...
  • Did Tokyo Rove’s shilling for Willard on Hannity’s show sound like a stretch to you?

    10/27/2011 2:39:47 PM PDT · by jmaroneps37 · 28 replies
    Oct, 27, 2011 | self, vanity
    Is it just me, and because I don't like Rove, or did "the Architect" sound like he was really reaching with his attacks on Herman Cain on Hannity's show just now?
  • Michele Bachmann links Rick Perry on HPV vaccine to Solyndra

    09/17/2011 8:33:28 AM PDT · by AAABEST · 150 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | September 16, 2011 | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Costa Mesa— Michele Bachmann, struggling to regain her footing in the GOP presidential contest, Friday assailed rival Rick Perry, saying he abused his power as governor of Texas and rewarded political donors in a manner similar to President Obama. (snip) She compared it to the federal controversy unfolding around Solyndra, a solar equipment maker that received a $535-million federal loan guarantee and which went bankrupt last month. Republicans have suggested that the guarantee was pushed by the White House to reward a major campaign donor with ties to Solyndra's biggest shareholder, a charge the Obama administration denies. Bachmann...
  • Perry fires back at pro-Bachmann super PAC

    09/01/2011 2:12:25 PM PDT · by AAABEST · 161 replies
    Politico ^ | September 1, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry's campaign just responded to the attack ad that a pro-Michele Bachmann super PAC unveiled last night, which it is airing in South Carolina, and which hits him on his spending record as Texas governor: “Gov. Perry is a proven fiscal conservative, having cut taxes, signed six balanced budgets, and led Texas to become America’s top job-creating state,” said Ray Sullivan, RickPerry.org’s communications director. “Congresswoman Bachmann’s front-group ad is patently and provably false. Unlike Washington, the Texas budget is balanced, does not run deficits and limits spending, even as Texas added jobs and population in big numbers.”
  • Game On:Michelle Bachmann Is For Real

    06/14/2011 2:07:48 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 19 replies
    Ward World ^ | 06/14/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    It is always quite amusing to hear the pundit class talk about the respective electability of the G.O.P. candidates for President. Sarah Palin is routinely ridiculed by the punditocracy largely because she's not part of the club. Last evening's debate was an intriguing forum with telling results. All of the candidates look good and no one made a fatal mistake. Here is my assessment of the candidates. Herman Cain started strong and speaks forcefully on the economic issues,however he loses his step on matters outside his greatest strength. He lacked specifics for all his passion and that is something he...
  • Romney: “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party”

    06/14/2011 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/14/2011 | Alex Pappas
    “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.”
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president," says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. "She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run." "I don't think she's going to run," says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. "She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she's doing now and say that she's found a way to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • What if Romney Wins the GOP Nomination for President in 2012?

    05/11/2011 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 10,2011 | Myra Adams
    A visit to a therapist might be necessary to help conservatives work through their issues with the current frontrunner. What if Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for president in 2012? A vast majority of conservatives become anxiety-ridden at the mere posing of this question, and many go ballistic at the thought of it actually happening. So a quick visit to a therapist may be helpful. Imagine yourself lying on a couch in the spring of 2012 with soothing music playing in the background. News breaks that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican nomination for president. Your...
  • Do Palin and Romney Represent a GOP Income and Education Divide?

    05/09/2011 9:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Is there a beer vs. wine or a mink coat vs. cloth coat divide in the Republican primary electorate that divides affluent and more well-educated Republicans from those who are poorer and less educated? According to a recent study by Gallup, there just may be. In a survey of 3,304 Republicans during the past three months, Gallup found that “Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney's support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21%...
  • See Mitt Romney flip-flop

    03/07/2011 8:01:17 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/11 | Michael Kinsley
    His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president. We're all for transparency these days, and if anything is transparently clear about American politics, it is that Mitt Romney will do or say anything to become president. The best guess is that at heart he is an old-fashioned moderate, business-oriented Republican (just about the last one standing). But there's no knowing for sure. He may have no sincere beliefs at all. There was a piece about Romney on the front page of the...
  • The Incestuous World of American Politics (Romney hires Crist Aide)

    03/03/2011 11:44:15 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 11 replies
    I get asked all the time why people are so cynical about politics. Here’s a great example: Andrea Saul, who was Charlie Crist’s communications director. Here’s one of her attacks on Marco Rubio: “As the truth begins to surface about Speaker Rubio’s double billing of taxpayers, lavish spending of Republican money, and, just today, excessive pork spending, no ad will be able to stop voters from seeing he is not who he claims to be. A Miami lobbyist, Speaker Rubio has proved he is just another typical politician who uses his public office for personal gain and only comes clean...
  • Former Sen. Bennett: GOP should be 'careful' before nominating Tea Partier

    02/26/2011 3:12:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans must "be careful" before nominating a presidential candidate identified with the Tea Party movement, a veteran former senator said Friday evening. Former Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) warned his party against nominating a candidate too quickly after the early caucuses and primaries, urging the GOP to instead pursue someone with more national appeal. "If you're going to nominate a national candidate, don't make the mistake of assuming that those who attend the early caucuses and the early primaries speak for the nation as a whole," Bennett said on Fox News. "If you're going to have a national candidate, you'd better...
  • Bennett: GOP needs 'national view' candidate (ousted RINO attacks Tea Partiers, conservatives)

    02/26/2011 3:03:06 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 72 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-02-26 | Jedd Rosche
    Former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett urged Republicans to nominate a presidential candidate with a "national view," and not focus on the ideological purity found in the early caucuses and primaries. "If you're going to nominate a national candidate, don't make the mistake of assuming that those who attend the early caucuses and early primaries speak for the nation as a whole," he said, speaking to Greta Van Susteren on Fox News on Friday. Bennett referred to 2010 midterm Senate races as a "cautionary tale" to Republicans whose candidates fail to attract moderate voters, in particular Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski's write-in...
  • Why Romney isn't taking charge of GOP race

    02/21/2011 2:19:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Rochester Post-Bulletin ^ | February 21, 2011 | Carl P. Leubsdorf
    A year before Republicans pick a 2012 candidate, their presidential outlook remains muddled. Nothing exemplifies their dilemma more than the all-but-certain candidacy of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. By traditional standards, he should be the GOP front-runner. He was the 2008 runner-up, is personally attractive and professionally successful and can mount a well-financed, professional campaign. But he doesn't even have clear support within the party's mainstream wing, let alone the increasingly influential tea party faction. His problems were evident from what he said — and didn't say — when he joined other hopefuls in wooing activists at last week's annual...
  • Now we know Palin has no chance in '12: Kristol--who first discovered her--turns on her

    02/08/2011 4:48:53 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | February 8, 2011 | Justin Elliott
    <p>Bill Kristol, the influential Weekly Standard editor, is a famously opportunistic pundit. So it's very bad news for Sarah Palin that even Kristol appears to have given up on a Palin presidential campaign this year.</p> <p>Kristol went out of his way on MSNBC this morning to express disappointment with Palin, a striking shift for a man who has been Palin's most prominent champion in the press since he met her on a cruise in Alaska in 2007.</p>
  • A big warning sign for Mitt Romney (many past supporters not in a rush to support him)

    01/28/2011 7:49:37 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday January 28, 2011 | Jonathan Martin
    An array of Republican heavyweights who backed Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid are not yet committed to - and in some cases, downright skeptical of - the former Massachusetts governor’s all-but-certain 2012 campaign. In each of the traditional early states, top Romney supporters from the last campaign tell POLITICO that they’re hesitant to get behind the nearest thing the GOP has to a frontrunner. His difficulties are particularly acute in Iowa and South Carolina, where his former enthusiasts say they have not heard from him, believe he may be intent on downplaying the states in his second White House run...
  • Romney keeps away from Tea Party

    01/21/2011 12:55:22 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/21/11 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Tea Party movement activist Andrew Hemingway is not lacking in contact with likely presidential candidates. He’s talked hockey with Tim Pawlenty. He sat down with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum at the Concord Country Club. And plans are in the works for Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to appear before a group of Hemingway’s fellow conservatives. the notable exception among the field of would-be GOP presidential contenders? Mitt Romney. “Romney for the most part is inaccessible,’’ said Hemingway, a Bristol resident who is chairman of the state’s Republican Liberty Caucus. “Pawlenty, I could call him right now...
  • Tim Pawlenty jabs Sarah Palin over 'crosshairs'

    01/11/2011 7:39:20 AM PST · by speciallybland · 111 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/11/2011 | Jennifer Epstein
    Possible Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty took a jab at Sarah Palin, saying he wouldn’t have used gun crosshairs to target Rep Gabrielle Giffords and others. “It would not have been my style to put the crosshairs on there,” he said on Good Morning America on Tuesday, referring to a map like the one posted last year on Sarah PAC’s website showing crosshairs on Giffords and other lawmakers who supported health care reform.
  • Why do conservative elites go out of their way to trash Palin?

    01/05/2011 8:44:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | January 4, 2011 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    I’ve noticed that George Will and Charles Krauthammer have taken time out of their many TV gigs to trash Sarah Palin. Other prominent conservatives seem to relish dissing the former Alaska governor. David Frum, Joe Scarborough, Peggy Noonan, David Brooks, Chris Christie; don’t forget Kathleen Parker, who parleyed her Palin envy into a CNN talk show that no one watches. This is not an attack on these conservatives. I read them all and often find a lot of worth in what they opine. I don’t understand why they actively, often unprompted, go out of their way to bash Palin. I...
  • Good Grief… Leading RNC Candidate’s Law Firm Supports Obamacare – Says It’s Constitutional

    12/30/2010 2:03:16 PM PST · by Leisler · 49 replies · 58+ views
    RightNetWork ^ | Thursday, December 30, 2010 | Jim Hoft
    This will go over well with the conservative base… If you thought the fact that RNC Chair candidate, Maria Cino, was an Obamacare lobbyist was outrageous wait until you hear the latest… The leading candidate in the race – Reince Priebus‘s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional! Yes, you read that correctly. Reince Priebus’s law firm supports Obamacare and says its constitutional. Unbelievable.
  • Doubting Sarah [The Bushies attack]

    12/24/2010 10:39:46 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies · 17+ views
    Salon ^ | December 24, 2010 | Justin Elliott
    <p>Sarah Palin is widely considered to be a leading candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. And while an October story in Politico made a splash (and drew Palin's wrath) by quoting anonymous Republican "insiders" attacking Palin, we've noticed a different, striking pattern in recent weeks: More and more prominent Republicans are publicly voicing doubts about Palin.</p>
  • Former Sarah Palin Colleague Says She Has Multiple Flaws (Palin like Lady Gaga wearing raw meat)

    12/19/2010 5:06:53 PM PST · by kristinn · 116 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | Sunday, December 19, 2010 | Alex Spillius
    Nicolle Wallace, a former colleague of Sarah Palin, has become the latest senior Republican publicly to round on the darling of the Tea Party movement, saying that her opponents should avoid criticising her directly and let her expose her own multiple flaws. SNIP "She has very obvious deficiencies that will reveal themselves as the nominating contest gets closer," she told The Daily Telegraph, adding: "Let her shoot her moose or whatever the heck she does on her [television] show, it will all work out." SNIP "What's troubling is she has missed an opportunity to go beyond the platitudes and deepen...
  • Why Romney Needs Palin (This is how the Left thinks)

    12/18/2010 2:08:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The American Prospect's Tapped Blog ^ | December 15, 2010 | Paul Waldman
    As we all know, Mitt Romney's biggest problem in the 2012 Republican primaries is that conservatives don't trust him, given that he used to be a pro-choice moderate who got health coverage for Massachusetts' uninsured. His answer to this problem has been to run frantically to the right, staking out the most extreme position he can on any issue that comes up (his latest is an attack on lazy unemployed people). But the truth is this strategy is going to fail. What Mitt needs to understand is that voters don't make judgments based on checklists. If a true-blue conservative wants...
  • Analysis: Some Republicans urge Palin not to run ("Morning" Joe, Babs, McKinnon, et al)

    12/03/2010 4:30:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 48 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 3, 2010 | Steve Holland
    As Sarah Palin ponders a 2012 presidential campaign, some prominent Republicans are urging her to resist the temptation to run even as her devoted followers flock to her book tour. In recent days, a debate has broken out among Republicans over whether the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee and popular activist would be able to defeat a politically weakened President Barack Obama in two years. The criticism, rejected by Team Palin, reflects concerns among establishment Republicans that the former Alaska governor lacks the gravitas to oust a sitting president, even a struggling one. Palin has a very strong following in...
  • Karl Rove Slams Huckabee and Palin for Characterizing Bushes as “Elitists,” and “Bluebloods” – Audio

    12/03/2010 10:51:45 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 96 replies · 1+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 3, 2010 | Brian
    Here is audio of Karl Rove talking to Laura Ingraham where he blasted Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee for their recent comments characterizing the Bushes (George H.W. and Barbara) as “elitists,” and “bluebloods.” Palin used the term “bluebloods” after Barbara Bush said in an interview she hopes Palin stays in Alaska. Rove was asked what he thought about Palin’s and Huckabee’s remarks, and he flatly said it was “unnecessary.” Rove said Barbara Bush is “entitled to her opinion” and she deserves “respect.” According to Rove, Palin would have been far better off to simply say she loves the former First...
  • Rumblings of Discontent — on Palin

    12/03/2010 6:21:37 AM PST · by Uncledave · 124 replies · 2+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 12/3/2010 | Mike Potemra
    When I see the fervor of Sarah Palin’s fans — and by no means just those who swell the adoring crowds who go to her public appearances — I am convinced that the question is not, “How can she win the GOP nomination?” but “How can she not win it?” When you have anywhere between five and fifteen GOP candidates, all expressing basically the same conservative views, how can anyone other than the only one with the passionate fan base possibly win? And yet: Reading between the lines of what conservative-movement people are saying and writing, there is a great deal...
  • Mitt Romney: ‘If You See Me On Fox News, I’ve Decided To Run For President’

    12/02/2010 8:46:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/2/10 | Colby Hall
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is also a presumptive candidate for President in the 2012 election, which was a topic of conversation on The Tonight Show last night. Host Jay Leno opened the light, if not somewhat boring interview with questions about a potential White House bid, to which Romney replied, “If you ever see me sign up for a gig on Fox News, it’ll be a clear indication that I’ve decided to run for president,” adding “that’s not in the cards anytime soon, thanks.” It was a gentle yet pointed dig at the cable news channel who includes on...
  • Nicolle Wallace: 'Heaven Forbid' Palin Becomes President

    12/01/2010 6:54:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 92 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Saying that a woman engaged in feline fisticuffs might be called sexist. But when that woman actually accuses another of seeking to "claw" critics, illustrating her assertion with a cat-like hand gesture, well . . . It's no secret that Nicolle Wallace is no fan of Sarah Palin. But the former Bush communications director and McCain campaign aide perhaps took things to another level with her attack on Palin on today's Morning Joe. [snip] Wallace unleashed a hail of criticism of her own: * "Mistakes were made [by McCain in choosing Palin]." * "Her troubling deficiencies." * "Her incredible cynicism,...
  • Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012

    11/30/2010 3:23:19 AM PST · by Rome2000 · 139 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11/29/10 | Michael Medved
    Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012 Michael Medved Contributor AOL News (Nov. 29) -- Conventional wisdom says the battle for the GOP nomination in 2012 is wide open and unpredictable, but Republican history suggests that there is an obvious front runner who is nearly certain to represent his party in the presidential race. For nearly 70 years -- long before most of the current contenders were even born -- GOP leaders and primary voters have displayed a shockingly consistent tendency to pick a candidate whose previous national campaign, whether successful or not, suggested it was "his turn." This...
  • GOP Insiders In Delaware Violated GOP Rules And Caused Republican Losses In Nov. Elections

    11/28/2010 12:09:24 PM PST · by Moseley · 61 replies · 1+ views
    RED STATE ^ | November 27, 2010 | Jon Moseley
    Delaware’s Republican Party both violated its own Bylaws and caused the Delaware Republican Party’s losses in the November 2, 2010, general election, a new analysis reveals. The Bylaws of Delaware’s Republican Party require in Article X, Section 1 that: “These rules of the Republican Party of the State of Delaware shall be in compliance and consistent with the Rules of the National Republican Party….” However, Rule No. 11 of the Rules of the National Republican Party states: “(a) The Republican National Committee shall not, without the prior written and filed approval of all members of the Republican National Committee from...
  • Palin Support Limited Among Wealthy, College-Educated Republicans (here comes MSM talking points)

    11/24/2010 6:12:30 PM PST · by dselig · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2010, 8:44 pm | By NATE SILVER
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, is among the more natural populist politicians of our time, frequently critiquing elites in the press, the Democratic Party, and the Republican establishment. It is one of the reasons — along with her working-class background and the sense of authenticity that she can often convey — that she is so popular with some voters. One potential problem for Ms. Palin, however, is that plenty of well-to-do and well-educated voters — those whom we might think of as belonging to the elite — will be participating in the Republican primaries. Three recent surveys of Republican...
  • Bushes name Mitt Romney as their 2012 favorite

    11/23/2010 10:18:28 AM PST · by Qbert · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2010 | Emily Goodin
    Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush named Mitt Romney as their favorite Republican for the 2012 presidential nomination. "If you asked me, who was the nominee be, I couldn't tell you. We like Mitt Romney. We know him well and like him very much," Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry King. The former president then joked about his support, saying: "Don't want to kill him off." "He's a reasonable guy. A conservative fellow, which is good. But, no, I think he'd be a good president, a very good president," Bush said of the...
  • George H.W. Bush on Larrry King: Romney Would Make a "Very Good President"

    11/23/2010 10:31:49 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 115 replies · 1+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | HotAirPundit
    Bush says Jeb is still his personal favorite, but if it's not him, he likes Romney http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/130495-bush-42-names-romney-as-favorite-gop-presidential-contenderFormer President George H.W. Bush wants former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee. The elder Bush said that Romney would make a "very good president" in an interview with CNN's Larry King Monday night. Asked by King who his personal favorite in 2012 is, Bush said, "Well, I mentioned [my son] Jeb, but he’s not going to try. So, I don't. I don’t really. If you asked me, who will the nominee be, I couldn't tell you. We like...