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  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

    06/02/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 11 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | June 2 | Henry D'Andrea
    I’m not saying every tea partier is against Mitt Romney, but many prominent Tea Party groups are saying no to Romney for President. FreedomWorks, an influential Washington-based group working within the Tea Party movement, say they do not support Mitt Romney for President, because of his moderate record as governor. The group’s communications director said, it’s because “Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much.” Brendan Steinhauser, the group’s liaison to smaller, grassroots organizations said, Romney is, “inauthentic.” They also have some beef with RomneyCare. Also, the Tea Party organization’s president and CEO Matt Kibbe was...
  • GOP Dark Horse Dreams: Can Someone Pull a Goldwater? (Unmentioned, how about Jan Brewer?)

    04/26/2010 1:32:54 PM PDT · by neverdem · 59 replies · 936+ views
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 26, 2010 | David Paul Kuhn
    The political axiom is familiar today. Republicans nominate the next in line. So it's been from Richard Nixon to John McCain. The next presidential cycle could prove otherwise. The GOP establishment no longer rides herd over today's elephants. Conservative activists are both exceptionally galvanized and autonomous. It's a unique mix unseen in decades. And critically, the establishment's early favorite has an Achilles heel. This conservative milieu begs the question: is 2012 the year of the Republican dark horse? Mitt Romney should be the next Republican nominee. No less than 81 percent of Republican "insiders" say that Romney is the "most...
  • Say Goodbye to Mitt Romney

    03/27/2010 6:03:01 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies · 846+ views
    BILL PASCOE ^ | 26 MARCH 2010 | BILL PASCOE
    Mitt Romney had his chance, and he blew it. He was given the opportunity to establish himself as the Leader of the Republican Party on what has become the defining issue between the nation's two major political parties, and, in the process, solidify his position as the front-running candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination; but rather than showing the intelligence, cunning, and courage necessary to take ownership of the issue, he showed none, and blew it. All he had to do was say six simple words, words Americans love to hear: "I was wrong. I am sorry."
  • A President Romney would make no apologies

    03/26/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT · by pietraynor · 130 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 03/26/2010 | Peter Lucas
    Here is one thing I am certain about: A President Mitt Romney would never have bowed to anyone -- not to Saudi King Abdullah, not to Japanese Emperor Akihito. Here's another thing: A President Romney would not have traveled around the world badmouthing his country and making apologies for it. Here's a third: A President Romney would never have ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay or lowered the American flag in Haiti.
  • The Romney-Reagan remix

    03/11/2010 3:39:45 PM PST · by yongin · 21 replies · 499+ views
    Boston ^ | March 9, 2010 | Alex Beam
    Mitt Romney was on the David Letterman show last week and hit a home run. It was two white guys from the Midwest, born in 1947, chatting amiably about the icons of yesteryear: Earl Scheib, the car-painting magnate; the Studebaker (a car, for you younger readers) and the Rambler Classic, manufactured by AMC, the automobile company managed by Mitt’s father, George. AMC and Studebaker were wiped from the face of the earth by better cars made in Japan by more diligent workers, although that is not a subject that came up. Letterman saved the last minute of Romney’s appearance for...
  • Mitt Romney warns tea parties (to vote for him or else!) (he also praises Crist) (BARF ALERT)

    03/09/2010 3:08:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 91 replies · 621+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-09
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is warning the tea party activists to not run third party candidates that would “divide” Republican voters and waste opportunities for the GOP. Romney said in an interview with Newsmax posted on the conservative outlet’s website Monday night that he was pleased the conservative grassroots movement is “silent no longer.” The likely 2012 GOP presidential candidate cautioned though that while he supports the idea of conservative challenges in GOP primaries, third party tea party-backed candidates in the general election could be disastrous. “Divide and fail is the result,” Romney said of third party challenges. “That...
  • How Mitt Romney Blew It (Again)

    03/08/2010 7:24:14 PM PST · by ellery · 42 replies · 201+ views
    The New Ledger ^ | 3/7/10 | Ben Domenech
    Before a single town hall, debate, primary or caucus, Mitt Romney’s blown his chances for the presidency in 2012. What the 2008 also-ran had to say today on Fox News Sunday was the same thing I and others have witnessed him say a half dozen times over the past few months behind closed doors — a stubborn refusal to admit any similarity between President Obama’s national health care plan and his own disastrous solution in Massachusetts. Here’s one quote: There’s a big difference between what we did and what President Obama is doing. What we did, I think, is the...
  • In book, Romney styles himself wonk, not warrior

    03/02/2010 4:56:19 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 26 replies · 474+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/2/2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    As Mitt Romney sets out this week to promote his new book, “No Apology,’’ he is also auditioning for a rapidly disappearing role in American politics: a politician who is speaking out against the “temptations of populism.’’ “The populism I’m referring to is, if you will, demonizing certain members of society: going after businesspeople, going after Wall Street, going after people who are highly educated, people who are CEOs,’’ Romney said in an interview.... [snip] Instead of ideological fervor, Romney is working to win over Republican voters and party elites with intellectual sobriety more tightly linked to his career as...
  • WRKO bumps Rush Limbaugh for Charley Manning

    03/02/2010 12:16:28 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 60 replies · 2,655+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 3/2/10 | Jessica Heslam
    Republican consultant Charley Manning is replacing the nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh on WRKO radio starting Monday. Jason Wolfe, program director for WRKO-AM (680), confirmed to the Herald that Manning will take over the station’s weekday noon to 3 p.m. slot. Manning, who has served as a campaign adviser to former Gov. Mitt Romney, emphasized that his new show, “The Charley Manning Show,” will be local. The GOP strategist said his show will “touch on all of the local issues that everybody is talking about, but with a special look at politics.” “I’m looking forward to really getting into politics, especially...
  • Palin's risky bid to lead tea party (Politico's false premise)

    02/06/2010 10:13:31 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 36 replies · 837+ views
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 06 FEBRUARY 2010 | POLITICO
    NASHVILLE — After flirting coyly for months, Sarah Palin this weekend launches an aggressive play to become the leader of the tea party movement, a move with major political upside for the former Alaska governor but also one rife with risk. Her positioning could boost her prospects of securing the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, which she is widely believed to be eyeing. And the tea party is a natural fit for Palin, whose populist anti-Washington rhetoric and working mom persona have made her a movement favorite since its grass-roots activists burst onto the scene last year in opposition to the...
  • Obama administration: Massachusetts endorsed health plan by electing Repub who vowed to defeat it

    01/24/2010 5:13:15 PM PST · by Merciful_Friend · 12 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Cinch Review ^ | 01/24/2010 | Cinch
    Various representatives of the Barack Obama administration were out on the Sunday talk shows in the U.S. today, trying to spin the election of Senator Scott Brown (R -MA) [and how often do you see that abbreviation?] as being an endorsement of the Obama agenda, particularly with regard to health care. I witnessed the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, on "Fox News Sunday," trying to do this very thing. Gibbs was making the very same kinds of arguments to host Chris Wallace as Howard Dean tried making a few days ago to MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Wallace was a lot...
  • Election energizes climate bill talks (Graham meets with Rahm Emanuel)

    01/23/2010 11:37:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 60 replies · 2,279+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2010-01-24
    Kerry, bipartisan bloc discuss compromise. BY MICHAEL KRANISH WASHINGTON — Seeking to resuscitate stalled global warming legislation in Washington’s suddenly changed political climate, a bipartisan group of senators including John Kerry of Massachusetts has been conducting private talks this week with the White House and a key business group over an array of concessions sought by Republicans. The election of Scott Brown as Kerry’s colleague has added urgency to the negotiations for a compromise, which would include the Democrats’ goal of limiting carbon emissions while encouraging development of nuclear power, subsidizing coal mining, and drilling for off-shore oil. Trying to...
  • Huckabee Bests Palin and Romney, Leads in 2012 Poll Against Barack Obama

    01/22/2010 7:09:12 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 116 replies · 2,220+ views
    LifeNews ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee fares the best against pro-abortion President Barack Obama in a polling of voters previewing potential 2012 presidential election matchups. This is the first time in the PPP poll that any of the potential candidates has led Obama. The Public Policy Polling firm, which is Democratic by respected for fairly accurate results, found Obama trails a pro-life opponent for the first time. Huckabee has a 45-44 advantage over Obama, aided largely by a 44-38 lead with independents. The former governor's 35/29 favorability breakdown, with 35 percent of all voters saying they have...
  • Palin/Brown in 2012?

    01/20/2010 6:25:01 PM PST · by USALiberty · 78 replies · 1,432+ views
    Does that sound like a good ticket or what? I say HECK YES! Lock and load! Let's go!
  • Mitt Romney's Man. ( Rombots claim Brown Victory )

    01/17/2010 5:29:28 PM PST · by Leisler · 65 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Samuel P. Jacobs
    "Largely overlooked in assessing Brown’s prospects: the hidden hand of Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor headlined at a fundraiser for Brown last October. And Romney has helped Brown raise money outside the state as well. “I know Scott and how determined he is to win. I've campaigned for him, raised money on his behalf, and we're doing all we can to help him over the finish line,” Romney wrote supporters last Monday. Brown, 50, raised $1.3 million that day."
  • Romney Also Wins the Right-Leaning Bloggers Poll

    01/08/2010 6:56:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies · 790+ views
    Race42012 ^ | January 8, 2009 | Nate Gunderson
    Recently the National Journal queried “political insiders” as to whom they thought would win the GOP nomination in 2012. Among them Mitt Romney was the overwhelming favorite (reported here and with additional info here.) A smaller poll was also done with not “insiders” but political bloggers with similar results. Rank the top 5 candidates, 1 through 5, in terms of who you think is most likely to capture the 2012 Republican presidential nomination. Results: (CHART AT LINK) I transposed the methodology from the insiders poll to match this poll: *METHODOLOGY: 18 right-leaning bloggers participated. In tallying the rankings, a first-place...
  • [Governor] Palin's Tea Party raises eyebrows

    01/08/2010 2:30:00 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,762+ views
    The Politico ^ | January 8, 2009 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Sarah Palin’s plan to deliver the keynote address – for a fee – at next month’s first-ever National Tea Party Convention is getting renewed attention in light of her rejection Thursday of an invitation to speak at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference. The decision to blow off CPAC – traditionally seen as the year’s must-attend event for the conservative establishment – in favor of a little-known convention is prompting some soul-searching among CPAC supporters, and is being interpreted as a calculated play by the former Alaska governor to cast herself as the potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate of the...