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  • Romney on 2016: “We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race. We’ll see what happens.”

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scout’s honor: Not until today, having read the words of the man himself, have I sincerely believed he might run again. The RomneyWatch™ posts are fun to write but not because Mitt 2016 was a real thing — I thought. They were fun because it wasn’t a real thing. It was a way to collectively pretend-scare ourselves, like playing with a ouija board. Now, suddenly, I look down and the planchette is moving by itself. And it spells M-I-T-T. A recent column by the conservative pundit Byron York noted that Romney had kept in close contact with many of his...
  • Mitt Romney for President?

    08/10/2014 8:06:44 AM PDT · by IChing · 527 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | Donald Joy
    I was in a spiritually-oriented meeting a week ago, and there were about fifty people in the room.  Halfway through, a guy in the center of the room chimed in and announced that he was going to open his speaking time by sharing with us his personal, painful example of the worst kind of betrayal.  We all leaned a bit closer to listen as he described, with tongue secretly hidden in cheek, a time when he bit into what he’d thought was a chocolate chip cookie–only to realize with shock and dismay that it was actually a raisin cookie. He was making a wry...
  • Romney’s denials about homophobic assault are despicable

    05/10/2012 12:10:38 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 149 replies
    NY ALTNEWS ^ | 05/10/2012 | Cliff Weathers
    There may be a good reason voters can’t get a good bead on Mitt Romney. And it may be because the real Romney has a troubled, sadistic history. High School classmates of Romney recall an incident that’s disturbing to its core. Romney, then a popular senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School in Michigan, disapproved of classmate John Lauber’s long, blond locks, which Romney allegedly took as a clue that Lauber was a homosexual. So Romney assembled a posse of bullies and held the boy down and brutally chopped off his hair. “He can’t look like that. That’s wrong. Just look...
  • Gingrich Calls Romney’s Planned Speech ‘Presumptuous’ and ‘Insulting’

    04/24/2012 4:47:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies
    ABC ^ | 2-24-12 | Dover
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is hinging his troubled and indebted campaign on a win in Delaware tonight, telling reporters following him in North Carolina that he “will have something to say this evening once we see some results from today.” Gingrich hit the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, for giving a speech titled, “A Better America Begins Tonight,” which a senior Romney adviser said will show Romney in a “new light.” The senior adviser added that the general election campaign has begun. “I think it’s a very substantial mistake for Gov. Romney to be pretending these primaries aren’t occurring and...
  • Romney, as Mormon Bishop threatens woman "give up your baby or give up your God"

    04/13/2012 8:09:22 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 113 replies
    Examiner ^ | 3/29/12 | Robert Tilford
    Many people know Presidential Mitt Romney as a Republican candidate running for President who likes to complain about President Obama. Many do not see him as a former Mormon Bishop in charge of thousands of Mormon congregants. An investigation based on interviews suggest Romney was pretty radical in his Mormon beliefs. According to a Huffington news report - as a young bishop, Romney got word that Carroll Shelton, a woman in his ward, was considering an abortion. This was Shelton's sixth pregnancy. She was in her 40s, had four teenage children and had developed “medical complications.” As the story goes...
  • Newt Gingrich, campaigning in North Carolina, says he’s not going away (Go Newt)

    04/10/2012 5:42:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 79 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, April 10, 2012 | Rob Christensen
    RALEIGH, N.C. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s campaign Monday began morphing into less of a pursuit of the presidency and more into an effort to shape the Republican platform and to influence the discussion in the fall elections. Campaigning in Raleigh, Gingrich said he planned to battle front-runner Mitt Romney in North Carolina’s May 8 primary and all the way to the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla., but conceded the prospects of overtaking the former Massachusetts governor were not bright. But he said Republicans still face serious choices at the convention and into the fall — whether the GOP...
  • Park Romney: Why he turned against the Mormon church

    03/25/2012 9:34:54 PM PDT · by EnglishCon · 49 replies · 5+ views
    BBC News ^ | 03/26/2012 | BBC News
    Mitt Romney, the front runner in the race for the Republican Presidential nomination for the White House, is a devout Mormon, but his cousin, Park Romney, also in the past a committed member of the church, now denounces it as a cult. "I became convinced that it's a fraud," Park Romney told the BBC, explaining his reason for leaving the Mormon fold. The two visions of Mormonism the Romney cousins present could not be more starkly opposed. Park Romney, 56, is a former Mormon high priest, who turned against the church. On the stump Mitt Romney, 65, has avoided mentioning...
  • Impact of Romney campaign gaffe

    03/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ERIC FEHRNSTROM, ROMNEY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: I think he hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes, it's almost like an Etch A Sketch you can kind of shake it up and restart all over again. GINGRICH, R - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Some people talk about making pledges that are in stone. But the idea that a Romney pledge is on Etch A Sketch, this should remind everyone in the conservative movement why they are very worried about a Romney presidency and about a Romney candidacy. And it really makes you doubt and wonder about his sincerity. RICK SANTORUM: When...
  • The 10 Myths or Misconceptions about Mitt Romney and the Romney campaign

    03/17/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT · by techno · 4 replies
    March 17, 2012 | techno
    Over the course of the GOP primary season it is quite easy to get so absorbed or distracted by the day to day happenings and events on the campaign trail that one loses sight of the current political reality and loses one's perspective on what is really happening on the ground. And in respect to how many voters view Mitt Romney and his campaign, correctly or mistakenly that is no exception. Well here are 10 most glaring myths or misconceptions that have surrounded Mitt Romney and the Romney campaign, many of them admittedly spun by Romney's own propaganda machine or...
  • Mitt Romney deluging Ohio Democrats with robocalls

    03/05/2012 10:34:50 AM PST · by Antoninus · 7 replies
    Ohio Daily ^ | 3/4/12 | Anastasia Pantsios
    What ever happened to the Republican genius we used to hear so much about for doing voter ID and micro-targeting their potential base? It seems like everybody I know — all faithful Democrats — has been bombarded with robocalls from Mitt Romney — and everyone who has mentioned this swears they have never voted in a Republican primary. One said she “might have” voted Reagan back in the ’80s “in another life,” but has never voted in a GOP primary. (She also said she hung up immediately because “I didn’t want that voice in my kitchen!”) Another said she’s been...
  • 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’s slide among independents continues

    02/13/2012 2:54:06 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 02/13/2012 | Greg Sargent
    As I’ve been noting here, one key metric to determine whether the prolonged GOP nomination process is damaging Mitt Romney’s general election prospects is his standing among independents, many of whom remain sour on Obama’s economic performance. Today’s new Pew poll offers another installment. The topline is striking enough — it finds that Rick Santorum is surging among Tea Partyers and conservatives, again suggesting that they just can’t come to terms with Romney as the nominee. But look, Romney is still likely to get the nomination, anyway. Which is why this slide among independents is also extremely noteworthy: A month...
  • Mitigate Romney Petition

    02/10/2012 11:34:11 PM PST · by publius321 · 4 replies
    http://www.MitigateRomney.com ^ | 2/11/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The purpose of MitigateRomney.com is to serve notice to the GOP establishment and the moderate media that we are resolutely rejecting their manipulative tactics. They have worked vigorously to discourage supporters of conservative candidates and make the so-called “inevitability” of Mitt Romney into a self-fulfilling prophesy. For –at least- the past two election cycles they have pushed their left leaning candidates right into the GOP nomination by carefully massaging polling questions to fit the mantra they want unsuspecting viewers to adopt about their preferred candidate and even what spurious notions they chose to propagate about the candidates they ttansparently oppose....
  • Mitt Romney Says He ‘Wasn’t There’ to Respond to Attacks (Mitt is delusional about losses...)

    02/08/2012 3:13:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/8/12 | Emily Friedman
    Mitt Romney, asked if there were any lessons learned in the wake of losing all three Republican voting contests Tuesday night, said that he simply “wasn’t there to respond” to former Sen. Rick Santorum’s attacks in the days leading up to voting. But today, speaking to reporters on a tarmac in Atlanta, where he flew from Colorado after losses in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado Tuesday night, he did not hesitate to go on offense, accusing two chief GOP rivals of behaving “like Democrats.”
  • Romney gets a wake-up call from Republican voters (When will Drudge-Rhoades attack Rick?)

    02/08/2012 2:52:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/8/12 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney acknowledged on Wednesday that his path to the Republican presidential nomination is not going to be easy after three shock losses to newly ascendant rival Rick Santorum. A day after Santorum beat him in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, Romney attempted to play down the results, saying his campaign did not devote a lot of time and money to the three state nominating contests and chose to compete strongly elsewhere.
  • Mitt Romney's Beliefs Demand Consideration

    02/08/2012 2:39:18 PM PST · by Colofornian · 13 replies · 2+ views
    International Business Times ^ | Feb. 6, 2012 | Walt Osterman
    Americans, from sea to shining sea, are hurting and confused. We are told, daily, that everything is getting better. America's best days are still in her future. The overwhelming evidence (continually declining home prices, escalating unemployment figures, massive cuts in defense as our enemies strengthen, etc.) point in the opposite direction. What are we to believe? Several politicians, who are all fine speakers, are running for the presidency. I fear that, metaphorically, our nation has hit a massive iceberg and has an irreparable rip from bow to stern. Like the RMS Titanic, we're going down. We don't need excellent orators;...
  • New Poll Finds The More People Learn About Romney, The More They Dislike Him

    02/06/2012 2:12:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    By a more than two to one margin, Americans say that the more they learn about Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, the more they dislike him, per a new Washington Post / ABC poll: Overall, 55 percent of those who are closely following the campaign say they disapprove of what the GOP candidates have been saying. By better than 2 to 1, Americans say the more they learn about Romney, the less they like him. Even among Republicans, as many offer negative as positive assessments of him on this question. Judgments about former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who denounced Romney...
  • Why Mitt Is Desperate to Force Newt Out

    02/06/2012 6:54:24 AM PST · by ak267 · 10 replies
    Mark America ^ | 2-6-2012 | Mark America
    First, he called Adelson to convince him to stop adding financial support of Gingrich via his SuperPAC. When that didn’t work, he piled on some more of his own money, and those who fund the SuperPacs advocating on his behalf or at least slamming his competitors. When that didn’t work, some shills in the press dropped the conspicuous rumor that Newt’s “…hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race,” implying he would get out Saturday evening. This was solely to try to undermine the vote in Nevada in Romney’s...
  • Is this a fair question for Romney? What are your vows, promises and duties as Mormon bishop?

    02/06/2012 5:42:08 AM PST · by mitchell001 · 117 replies
    February 6, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    If Gingrich, Santorum or Paul were deacons or ministers of Catholic or Protestant churches, they would certainly be asked what their vows, promises and duties were and will they conflict with the oath of President of the US. I am asking the readers first if this is a fair question for Romney, second has it been asked and answered before, and third if it hasn't been asked who will most likely have the opportunity to ask this question during the GOP primary process?
  • Faced With Good News About Economy, Romney Dissolves Into Incoherence

    02/03/2012 2:01:27 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 03, 2012
    02/03/2012 Faced With Good News About Economy, Romney Dissolves Into Incoherence Greg Sargent. Since Mitt Romney announced his candidacy last June, he has continually made two core claims about Obama’s economic record, each of which contradicts the other. Depending on the moment, Romney has said either: 1) Obama didn’t cause the recession, but he made it worse; and his policies have destroyed jobs. or 2) Yes, the economy is recovering, but only in spite of Obama’s policies, not because of them. Today, in response to the better than expected jobs numbers, Romney tried out a third line: The economy may...
  • Gingrich: Romney didn't deserve congrats (CNN VIDEO- NEWT -2 min)

    02/03/2012 2:54:28 PM PST · by VinL · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-3-12 | Blitzer
    In some of his harshest words yet, Newt Gingrich explained Friday why he didn't call rival Mitt Romney after the former Massachusetts pulled a decisive Florida primary victory earlier in the week. Pointing to Romney's post-South Carolina campaign strategy, which turned noticeably negative against the former House speaker, Gingrich said Romney didn't earn any kudos. "They outspent me five to one to quote destroy Newt Gingrich?" Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "You know, I think that doesn't deserve congratulations. I think that's reprehensible, I think it's dishonest, and I think it's shameful."...
  • Mitt at a Minimum: A Sign of Romney's Moral Defensiveness [Wall St J Editorial Hammers Romney]

    02/02/2012 11:25:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | February 03, 2012
    FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Mitt at a Minimum A Sign of Romney's Moral Defensiveness. Serves us right. Yesterday we tried to defend, or at least explain, Mitt Romney's remark that he didn't worry about the poor because they had the government to help them. Then Mr. Romney tells the world he favors a rising minimum wage indexed for inflation that really would hurt the poor. Mr. Romney reaffirmed his minimum-wage views to reporters as he tried to extricate himself from the controversy over his "poor" remarks. (See "What Mitt Really Meant," Feb. 2.) It was a classic political gotcha moment, and...
  • Ohio Poll: Obama ahead as Romney stumbles

    02/01/2012 10:33:16 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 28 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | February 1, 2012 | Kyle Leighton
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling (D) shows that while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is sewing up the Republican nomination, the process is dragging him down in key swing states — PPP numbers from Ohio show that a 56 percent majority of general election voters now view Romney unfavorably, which leads to a seven point deficit in a matchup with President Obama. Obama leads Romney 49 - 42 in the new Ohio poll, a state where the political ground has shifted greatly over the last few months. After the massive defeat of SB 5, the anti-union legislation pushed...
  • Romney not running a campaign that will unite the GOP: he won't run on his record and trashes others

    01/31/2012 7:05:00 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    1/31/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Instead of appealing to voters to vote for him based upon x,y and z, he panders for votes by trying to increase his opponents negatives (as in FL) above his own by massively outspending them on negative ads. This approach has led to his negatives skyrocketing and his positives declining among independents and moderates. Fivethirtyeight and others have been monitoring this, and it isn't pretty. With each battle won (temporarily in Iowa and now Florida), he is headed to surpassing Obama's negatives or having lower positives (some show he already has) and he will ultimately lose against Obama if he...
  • Lunar Colonies and Mitt Romney's Incredible Smallness of Vision

    01/28/2012 3:30:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 27, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    COMMENTARY | During the Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night, the subject of Newt Gingrich's moon colony idea came up. During the exchange, Mitt Romney especially revealed a smallness of vision and an ignorance of the issue. [snip]If Romney wants to know why Gingrich is so focused on the moon, he could go no further than to read Paul Spudis' The Case for Renewed Human Exploration of the Moon" in which the rationale for returning to the moon, not only for science, but also as a prelude to the exploration of the Solar System is examined. Spudis also...
  • Romney & His Supporters Engaging In Constant Personal Attacks Sound Just Like Race-Baiting Democrats

    01/27/2012 1:09:40 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 10 replies
    1/27/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    Democrats to others they disagree with, especially if it deals with an Obama political policy: "you are a racist." McCain: Gingrich is "dangerous." Romney: Gingrich is "erratic." Lots more where that came from, too. Especially from Romney. Romney during the last debate: Santorum is "angry." Gov. Christie: Newt is embarassing to the GOP. Get ready....soon Romney and his supporters will be calling Gingrich a "racist"? There will be nastiness, but Romney started it all with his vicious ad-hominem laced ads in Iowa, and neither Gingrich, Santorum or Paul have even come close to taking the hurling of personal insults to...
  • GOP debate: Romney: Healthcare ‘not worth getting angry about’

    01/27/2012 3:44:21 AM PST · by w4women · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Joshua Altman
    Under attack for his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney tried to downplay the issue. Responding to attacks over his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney said the plan is “not worth getting angry about” in Thursday’s Republican debate. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.) hit Romney over a plan that has many similarities to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often refered to by Republicans as "Obamacare." RELATED ARTICLES Santorum hits Romney on healthcare
  • Romney Super PAC ad treads familiar (and false) ground

    01/27/2012 1:51:47 AM PST · by OPS4 · 4 replies
    The Hill Blog ^ | 1/24/12 | Christian Heinze
    Romney has absolved himself of having anything to do with the December Restore our Future ad, but if you don't think his campaign's fingerprints are all over it, just check out this screencap I grabbed recently.
  • Romney Campaign Fundraiser Lobbied For Fannie Mae

    01/24/2012 6:17:52 AM PST · by McGruff · 19 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | Jan 23, 2012 | Andrew Kaczynski
    A Mitt Romney campaign fundraiser has previously served as a lobbyist for Fannie Mae records show. Drew Maloney, who fundraised for Romney during both his 2008 and 2012 campaigns lobbied for Fannie Mae from 2004-2008. According to a 2011 article by Roll Call, Maloney also coordinated early efforts by the Romney campaign to round up endorsements from Members of Congress in early 2011. A June 29th Romney for President fundraiser, hosted at the DLA Piper in Washington DC, features Maloney as a member of the host committee. Tickets for that events sold for as much as as $25,000. In 2008,...
  • (Desperate) Mitt Romney expands attack on Newt Gingrich, slamming work for health-care firms

    01/23/2012 10:08:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | By Philip Rucker
    A combative Mitt Romney on Monday broadened his call for Newt Gingrich to release records from his work as a consultant, speculating that those documents and records from a House ethics investigation from his time as speaker could show “potentially wrongful activity of some kind.” “We could see an October surprise a day from Newt Gingrich,” Romney told reporters at a media availability here. “And so let’s see the records from the ethics investigation, let’s see what they show. Let’s see who his clients were at the time he was lobbying Republican congressmen for Medicare Part D.
  • 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....
  • Romney camp marks anniversary of Gingrich House reprimand

    01/22/2012 6:23:48 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 80 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Jeremy Herb
    Is the date Jan. 21 about to be a lot brighter for Newt Gingrich? As South Carolina votes Saturday, Mitt Romney’s campaign sent a press release wishing Gingrich a “happy anniversary” for the House decision to reprimand him, which happened on Jan. 21, 1997. Headlined “Happy 15th Anniversary, Mr. Speaker,” the release said, “Fifteen years ago today, Newt Gingrich became the first House speaker in American history to be reprimanded by his colleagues.” Gingrich was investigated for tax irregularities and for campaign finance disclosure violations in the late 1990s. The matter, conducted when Republicans controlled the House, was settled when...
  • Romney Campaign Removes "On Saturday South Carolina Picks a President" YouTube Web Ad

    01/21/2012 5:51:49 PM PST · by wrrock · 14 replies
    ButAsForMe ^ | 1/21/2012 | ButAsForMe
    His campaign recently removed a web ad on their YouTube account with the tagline: "On Saturday South Carolina Picks a President." The ad included words of praise for him from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley and Arizona Sen. John McCain, the party’s 2008 nominee. The screen shot from the web ad is pictured here...
  • A New Book Examines 'The Real Romney'

    01/20/2012 7:59:31 AM PST · by Colofornian · 56 replies
    NPR Fresh Air/WHYY ^ | Jan. 19, 2012 | WHYY
    In a new biography, two...Boston Globe reporters write about...Mitt Romney... On their hunt for The Real Romney, Scott Helman and Michael Kranish traced Romney's life... SNIP He...became a leader in the Mormon lay clergy...and eventually became the leader of more than a dozen congregations in eastern Massachusetts. SNIP Peggie HayesHelman: "One of the things the Mormon church does not look kindly upon is single parenthood. There was a woman named Peggie Hayes who had known Romney when she was in his ward. She had come from a family which had had some struggles, had looked to Mormonism to anchor them....
  • Romney Parks Millions in Offshore Tax Haven

    01/18/2012 2:20:16 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 113 replies
    Romney Parks Millions in Offshore Tax Haven By MATTHEW MOSK, BRIAN ROSS (@brianross) and MEGAN CHUCHMACH (@megcourtney) Jan. 18, 2012 Although it is not apparent on his financial disclosure form, Mitt Romney has millions of dollars of his personal wealth in investment funds set up in the Cayman Islands, a notorious Caribbean tax haven. A spokesperson for the Romney campaign says Romney follows all tax laws and he would pay the same in taxes regardless of where the funds are based. As the race for the Republican nomination heats up, Mitt Romney is finding it increasingly difficult to maintain a...
  • Romney campaign tries to trip up Newt Gingrich before the do-or-die South Carolina primary

    01/18/2012 10:50:25 AM PST · by TBBT · 10 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 1/18/2012 | Aliyah Shahid AND Jonathan Lemire
    Mitt Romney’s campaign unleashed a multi-pronged attack against Newt Gingrich Wednesday — a sign the GOP front-runner could be worried about a surge from the ex-Speaker prior to South Carolina’s primary on Saturday. Romney rolled out a pair of new attack ads and dispatched two of his top surrogates to blast Gingrich’s erratic temperament just days before the make-or-break southern contest. “He’s not reliable,” former Missouri Senator Jim Talent slammed on a media conference call. “Yes, he can say exciting things — he also says things that undermine the conservative movement.” That theme was reminiscent of the line of attack...
  • Gingrich Responds to Romney Attack: ‘That’s Just Stupid’

    01/18/2012 10:11:47 AM PST · by Red Steel · 15 replies
    wsj ^ | January 18, 2012, 12:18 PM
    Newt Gingrich appeared incredulous after being told of the latest attacks by GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. ”Wait, wait, wait.  Hold on. They’re saying I helped re-elect a Democrat?” Mr. Gingrich told reporters in Winnsboro, S.C., adding, “That’s just stupid.” Earlier Wednesday, the Romney campaign set up a conference call with two former lawmakers who lashed out at his leadership as House speaker, saying it helped to re-elect President Bill Clinton. The campaign also released a new Web ad,  calling him “unreliable.”Mr. Gingrich said he helped create the GOP’s first House majority since 1928. “So what did Mitt Romney do?  Who...
  • Romney Delivers a Low Blow to Gingrich

    01/18/2012 10:08:13 AM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    wsj ^ | January 18, 2012, 12:39 PM
    GOP front-runner Mitt Romney struck an especially low blow at Newt Gingrich in South Carolina Tuesday: He compared the former speaker to Al Gore. Speaking at a rally at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., the GOP front-runner derided Mr. Gingrich’s claim during a debate Monday night that he had a hand in the creation of millions of jobs during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Mr. Romney noted that Mr. Gingrich was only in his second term in the House when Mr. Reagan became president, and argued that the private sector, not government, is responsible for job creation.
  • Romney's Worried About Newt, Renews Assault On "Undisciplined Leader"

    01/18/2012 8:00:09 AM PST · by TBBT · 3 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 1/18/2012 | Zeke Miller
    After ignoring former House Speaker Newt Gingrich for three weeks, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is renewing its assault on Newt Gingrich days before ...
  • Mitt Romney Pressured Single Mother To Give Up Baby, Book Says

    01/17/2012 10:08:09 PM PST · by ynotjjr · 56 replies
    Little green footballs ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Researchok
    As Mitt Romney spends the next leg of his campaign courting evangelical voters in South Carolina, his Mormon faith is expected to re-emerge as a subject of serious scrutiny. But concerns won’t belong exclusively to theologically suspicious Baptists: a newly revealed episode from the candidate’s time as a lay leader in the LDS church could raise eyebrows among women’s advocates. While serving as bishop of a Mormon congregation near Boston in the early 80’s, Romney once threatened to excommunicate a young single mother if she did not give her soon-to-be-born son up for adoption, according to a passage from a...
  • Santorum accuses Romney of playing 'dirty politics'

    01/17/2012 8:11:31 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 17, 2011 | Michael Finnegan
    Rick Santorum accused rival Mitt Romney on Tuesday of running a “dirty politics” robocall campaign in South Carolina to discredit the former Pennsylvania senator and mislead voters in the state’s fiercely contested Republican presidential primary Saturday. Campaigning at the Yorktown aircraft carrier museum in Charleston Harbor, Santorum slammed the former Massachusetts governor for an automated call that plays a tape of Santorum endorsing Romney’s 2008 run for the GOP presidential nomination. “Gov. Romney, out there playing a recording from four years ago, and suggesting that I’m endorsing him, is another example of Gov. Romney misleading the public about my record...
  • Krauthammer: Romney Simply Doesn’t Have Capacity To Explain Conservative Ideas

    01/17/2012 7:18:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 64 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | James Crugnale
    Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer sat down with Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly and opined that Newt Gingrich won last night’s debate — in fact, he “won big.” Krauthammer criticized Mitt Romney‘s mediocre debate performance and was incredulous at how the former Massachusetts Governor wasn’t prepared for a question on his tax returns. “How could he not have prepared a nice short succinct humane answer about what he did at Bain?” Krauthammer perplexedly exclaimed. “He didn’t really have that — he kind of stumbled around.” RELATED: Rick Perry Challenges Romney: ‘Mitt, We Need For You To Release Your Income Tax’ O’Reilly wondered...
  • Gingrich Makes Plea for Evangelical Vote in South Carolina

    01/13/2012 10:11:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax / Reuters ^ | January 12, 2012
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is appealing to South Carolina's evangelical Christians with a direct and urgent message: Christians are under attack, and Republicans shouldn't trust Mitt Romney to oppose abortion at all times. "We will not tolerate a speech dictatorship in this country against Christianity," the former House speaker told a crowd of 300 in Rock Hill, S.C., on Wednesday, railing against what he has called government intrusions on Catholic charities and other religious organizations. Gingrich is one of three conservatives, along with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, trying to rally...
  • On Mitt Romney's Defense Of Bain Capital And The Private Equity Industry - Here Are Some Facts

    01/10/2012 9:26:42 AM PST · by Zakeet · 124 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | January 10, 2012 | Tyler Durden
    Lately, Bain founder and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has found himself in a spirited defense of the private equity industry, doing all he can to spin decades of data which confirm, without failure, that PE Leveraged Buy Outs are nothing but "efficiency maximizing" transactions whose only goal is the "maximization" of EBITDA in the pursuit of dividend recap deals, IPOs or outright sales, while loading up the company with untenable amounts of leverage. All this with a 3-5 year investment horizon, which ignores the long-term viability of a company and seeks to streamline (read fire as many as possible)...
  • Final PPP NH poll: Romney 35, Paul 18, Huntsman 16, Gingrich 12, Santorum 11

    01/08/2012 8:31:13 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 111 replies
    PPP polling firm ^ | Jan 8th | ppp
    Santorum's so-called surge is all but gone. Huntsman is catching up.
  • Newt denounces Mitt's record

    01/08/2012 7:27:44 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12-8-2012 | Alexander Burns
    Newt Gingrich opened the Sunday morning GOP debate by going on the attack against Mitt Romney, taking the bait in a question from moderator David Gregory by delivering a lengthy denunciation of Romney’s record and economic platform. “I think what Republicans have to ask is who’s most likely to survive in the long run” against President Barack Obama, Gingrich said. Gingrich called Romney a “a relatively timid Massachusetts moderate who even The Wall Street Journal said had an economic plan so timid it resembled Obama” and noted that during Romney’s administration, Massachusetts was “fourth from the bottom” in job creation....
  • Mitt Romney plays the jobs card (Mitt's jobs record is ATROCIOUS)

    01/08/2012 7:57:09 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 13 replies
    Market Watch/The Wall Street Journal ^ | 2-23-2010 | Brett Arends' Roi
    Commentary: Looking at his record, it's a losing argument BOSTON (MarketWatch) -- Is Mitt Romney for real? Romney, who may well be President Barack Obama's opponent in 2012, he had great time last week blaming the president for the current jobs shortage. Speaking to the CPAC right-wing conference in Washington, D.C., Romney said that the dismal employment situation, a year after Obama took office, showed the president was a "failure" who was "going downhill faster than... Lindsey Vonn." OK, let's take him at his word. Then what does that say about Romney? The Republican contender was the governor of Massachusetts...
  • Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities (John McCain's ad - 2008)

    01/05/2012 1:26:41 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jan 05, 2012 | Sel
    Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities (John McCain's ad - 2008) Before his recent endorsement...John McCain didn't think much of Mitt Romney. He released this ad highlighting Romney's affinity for taking whatever position necessary to get elected. Paid for & approved my John MeCain! Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities That was then, this is now. McCain raps Newt for 'liar' comment
  • Mitt Romney out of control

    01/04/2012 9:45:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — If this is Mitt Romney’s idea of a victory rally, one shudders to think what would have happened if he had lost the Iowa caucuses. The day after his impossibly thin eight-vote victory, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination flew here for a town hall meeting at Manchester Central High School, where he was to bask in the endorsement of his 2008 arch rival, John McCain. But the senator grimaced when he was introduced, and as Romney delivered his own stump speech, an increasingly impatient McCain pulled up his sleeve and checked his watch. McCain gave...
  • 8 votes: but Romney spent $1.47 million compared to Santorum’s $22,000

    01/04/2012 10:50:38 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    LifeSiteNews ^ | January 4, 2012 | Kathleen Gilbert
    DES MOINES, Iowa - With only eight votes separating them, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have proved after last night’s Iowa primary vote that the battle between moderate and conservative forces in the Republican party will continue to both define and divide the GOP 2012 caucuses. Ron Paul landed in a close third place, while U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, one of the strongest social conservatives in the race, announced the end of her candidacy Wednesday after coming in at sixth place. In the final count released this morning, Santorum’s 30,007 (24.54%) votes were defeated by 30,015 (24.55%) cast for the...