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  • Floor fight: Grass-roots activists battle attempt to rig GOP convention delegate rules Updated

    08/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by Ron C. · 114 replies
    http://michellemalkin.com ^ | August 27, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Drew McKissick is a longtime conservative activist and blogger who is in attendance at the Republican National Convention’s Rules Committee meetings. He and others on the ground are sounding the alarm over rules changes that he and many other attendees believe will hurt grass-roots movement conservatives. The battle is being cast by some observers as a narrow fight between Ron Paul advocates and the rest of the party. Drew says that’s not true. And many other state delegations who oppose top-down delegate choices are chiming in. First, here’s Drew’s call to arms (my emphasis added in bold): Fellow conservatives, Those...
  • Where’s Palin’s convention invite? (GOP-E Snubs her, as Expected)

    07/16/2012 7:59:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 69 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 16, 2012 | Joel Roberts
    Mitt Romney currently has no plans to give Sarah Palin a role at the 2012 Republican National Convention. In fact, John McCain's 2008 running mate hasn't even been invited to the GOP soiree in Tampa, reports Newsweek's Peter J. Boyer. "Palin would certainly light up the base at the convention … but a jolt of Palin at Romney's convention seems most unlikely," Boyer writes. "The Romney campaign prides itself on a slavish adherence to script, and Palin cannot be trusted to avoid the impulse to go rogue."
  • Silent Romney

    07/15/2012 1:42:08 PM PDT · by morethanright · 14 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-07-15 12:10:13 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. CurmudgeonIt's desia vu all over again. The presidential campaign of 2012 is starting to look a lot like the campaign of 2008. As you may recall, that's the one where Republican voters were told they needed to nominate a safe, bipartisan Republican for president - the kind of politician, we are told, independent voters lust for.Right on cue, accommodating Republicans nominated Sen. John McCain, a man with a hint of a vague inkling bordering on an indication of an idea. Much to his credit, the clueless candidate picked a vice presidential running mate that was a better man...
  • John Boehner: Voters Need Not Love Mitt Romney

    07/07/2012 1:07:52 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 75 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/7/12 | Jonathan Strong
    -snip- The Ohio Republican made the remarks when an unidentified woman asked during a question-and-answer session: “Can you make me love Mitt Romney?” “No,” Boehner said. “Listen, we’re just politicians. I wasn’t elected to play God. The American people probably aren’t going to fall in love with Mitt Romney. I’ll tell you this: 95 percent of the people that show up to vote in November are going to show up in that voting booth, and they are going to vote for or against Barack Obama. “Mitt Romney has some friends, relatives and fellow Mormons ... some people that are going...
  • Romney’s Wife Says Woman Being Eyed For Ticket

    07/05/2012 10:53:49 AM PDT · by BigEdLB · 51 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 7/5/12 | CBS DC
    Mitt Romney’s wife says her husband is thinking about picking a woman to be on his ticket this fall. Ann Romney says in an interview, “We’ve been looking at that and I love that option as well.” She tells CBS News she thinks the person selected for the No. 2 spot should be “someone that obviously can do the job but will be able to carry through with some of the other responsibilities.”
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Bruce Willis calls Mitt Romney an 'embarrassment,' report says

    05/27/2012 10:29:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2012 | Fox News
    Bruce Willis calls Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney an "embarrassment" in a new interview with Esquire magazine and says he doesn't care which side wins in November. "Yeah, Romney. He's just such a disappointment, an embarrassment," Willis told the magazine. "Chin up, hair up. He's just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he's going to change everything and he'll get in there, and they'll smile at him and introduce themselves: 'We're Congress, we make sure nothing changes,'" Willis went on. "He won't do it. He can't. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he...
  • Report: GOP might keep parts of ObamaCare if law is struck down

    05/17/2012 6:44:59 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/17/2012 | AllahPundit
    The sourcing on this one is awfully thin, which raises two possibilities. One: The details are exaggerated or outright made up to try to start a firestorm among ObamaCare-hating conservatives. Two: The details are spot-on and are being deliberately leaked to see how ObamaCare-hating conservatives react. Can some parts of this thing be preserved or must the stench of The One's greatest victory be completely expunged before Congress takes another run at health care? If the law is upheld, Republicans will take to the floor to tear out its most controversial pieces, such as the individual mandate and requirements that...
  • A Mormon America, Brought To You By Mitt Romney

    04/27/2012 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 172 replies
    christiannewstoday ^ | 4/27/10 | By Tricia Erickson, author of the book, “Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?”
    If the GOP didn’t hurt us enough by propping John McCain up to be our 2008 nominee, handing us Barack Obama on a silver platter, now, by serving up this horrendous Romney Manchurian Candidate to be our next President, they are further promoting another party member, the “POM”, the “Party of Mormonism”. We have seen the power of the Mormon voting bloc by way of Romney winning Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Hawaii and Florida, and Utah will be a slam-dunk. We can expect that 90% of the 6 million US Mormons will vote for Romney. According to LDS statistics and...
  • Romney asks GOP delegates to sign pledge, but some refuse

    04/20/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/20/12 | Peter Hamby
    Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Members of the Republican National Committee gathering in Arizona were invited to meet with Mitt Romney in private Friday and have their pictures taken with the presumptive GOP nominee, but there was a price of admission: loyalty. RNC members and state GOP chairmen were welcomed into the private reception only after signing a form pledging to support Romney as a delegate to the national convention in Tampa. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker All 168 members of the committee have a vote at the convention as "superdelegates" – and one of Romney's supporters on the...
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    04/17/2012 6:38:10 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 87 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 27 Dec 2011 | John Hawkins
    Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to assume it’s true, despite the plethora...
  • Romney Specifies Deductions He'd Cut

    04/16/2012 8:16:32 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 83 replies
    wsj ^ | 4/15/12 | s murray
    Mitt Romney, speaking at a private fundraising event on Sunday, offered the first details of deductions he would eliminate or limit in order to offset the income tax cut he has proposed for all taxpayers. Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, said he would eliminate or limit for high-earners the mortgage interest deduction for second homes, and likely would do the same for the state income tax deduction and state property tax deduction. He also said he would look to the Department of Education and the Department of Housing and Urban Development for budget cuts. Mr. Romney discussed...
  • I had a dream. Rommey/Palin ticket wins in November. But wait, there's more.......

    04/16/2012 3:20:02 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    4/16/12 | Me
    Not to say it will happen, but what if Mitt chose Sarah as his running mate (and she accepted). What if there was an agreement where Mitt actually came to the conclusion that with Sarah as his VP running mate, he would resign immediately as President so Sarah could become President. I know, I know...you say no way. But the Lord works in misterious ways. Mitt just might see the light and realize that the only way to make sure Obama is defeated is to first, choose Sarah as his running mate and second, once elected immediately step down and...
  • Can this get any funnier? Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early!

    04/16/2012 1:53:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 40 replies
    Red State ^ | April 16, 2012 | noprisoners Diary
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special “Presidential Inaugural retreat,” planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as “Romney Victory,” a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named “Founding Members” of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered “yet to...
  • New Romney Healthcare Czar, Pam Bondi, on Greta defending RomneyCare and his Healthcare Task Force

    04/15/2012 2:38:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 8 replies
    I have not been able to find the entire On The Record Bondi interview, either in video OR professional transcript, so I transcribed it myself. Hopefully the full segment video, with transcript, will become available, so any mistakes I may have made can be corrected. Below is the transcription of Greta's Pam Bondi interview, transcribed directly from the TV segment [the later rebroadcast]. (Note: In the rebroadcast, there was a second or two in which there was a loss of audio and a black screen; I have noted it in the transcript] Greta's 1-27-2012 interview On The Record with Pam...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    04/13/2012 7:02:23 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | January 26, 2012 10:32 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Pethokoukis spotlights a new Health Affairs study on how Romneycare laid the foundation for Obamacare, and what it portends for the federal health insurance scene. In short: Expanded government coverage, higher taxpayer costs. Read here for details and analysis. His conclusion: The authors conclude that based on the Romneycare experience, Obamacare will improve coverage and not kill employer-based insurance, but containing costs will be a “considerable challenge.” That is probably the avenue Romney should use to a) attack Obamacare and b) present his own national health reform. But this study will perpetuate the meme that Romneycare was the prototype...
  • Mitt Romney walks away with majority of North Dakota delegates despite finishing third

    04/09/2012 6:04:55 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    Here is a “Reality Check” report from North Dakota on how Mitt Romney is walking away with 16 of North Dakota’s 25 GOP Delegates to the National Convention even though he came in third place behind Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in Super Tuesday voting.
  • Mitt Romney image-makers split on strategy (insider dirt dump)

    04/03/2012 3:43:38 PM PDT · by JediJones · 9 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/3/2012 | Mike Allen
    “In the absence of a candidate who has any poetry — who has any ability to connect on an emotional level — how do you create a bond?” Romney’s agenda, the adviser said, is “warmed-over oatmeal” and needs to be bolder. “If you’re a super-charismatic candidate like George W. Bush or John McCain...They had other, more emotional-level, values-level ways to connect with voters. This guy just doesn’t have it. He has all the warmth of a Wall Street CEO.” ...the more they put on a facade, the more people pick up on it.” "...Mitt Romney is still a big question...
  • Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum Agree to Texas GOP Debate [Mitt will "weigh the invitation"]

    03/31/2012 1:51:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum have agreed to a debate in May sponsored by the Texas Republican party. “Both my staff and myself have reached out to the campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and have been told that they are considering attending the debate,” state-party chairman Steve Munisteri says in a press release. The statement notes:.....
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    03/30/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    TeaPartyNation.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    The Washington Times is usually pretty good, but they really blew this one. They claim that Romney is now getting Tea Party support. The writer for the Times either didn’t know better or engaged in some creative writing. Among other things, he claims that Freedomworks has dropped its opposition to Romney, something that Freedomworks denies. The Times in its blatant desire to see Romney as the nominee claims that Freedomworks launched the Tea Party movement. Ignoring the fact that is not true, I don’t think even Freedomworks makes that claim. They did help organize a big DC rally in 2009,...
  • State Demands Child Take Cancer-Causing Drugs

    03/23/2012 6:54:30 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies · 1+ views
    WND ^ | March 16, 2012 | Bob Unruh
    In what is being seen as a preview of a fully implemented Obamacare, government officials in Michigan are demanding that a 9-year-old child follow standard procedure and take a dangerous course of cancer medications that can cause additional cancer – even though the boy has had three scans indicating an absence of the disease. The case is being fought on behalf of Ken and Erin Stieler and their son Jacob by attorneys with the Home School Legal Defense Association. The organization concerns itself with home school rights, responsibilities and restrictions but also intercedes in cases that could have a significant...
  • Fehrnstrom’s Etch a Sketch,Romney’s adviser has been helping candidates erase inconvenient...

    03/23/2012 11:14:06 AM PDT · by Fred · 6 replies
    Slate ^ | 032312 | William Saletan
    Is Mitt Romney an Etch a Sketch? No way, say Romney’s aides. They insist that when Romney adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN Wednesday morning and compared the campaign to an Etch a Sketch, he was talking strictly about the mechanics of general elections, not about Romney’s malleability. But before you buy that explanation, look at what Fehrnstrom has said in previous years. He’s been erasing his candidates’ positions for a long time. In 1994, Romney ran for the U.S. Senate in Massachusetts. He had been a pro-life abortion counselor in the Mormon Church, but a private campaign poll warned...
  • "Romney's problem Isn't His Campaign."

    03/20/2012 4:58:46 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 15 replies
    Reason | 3/19/12 | Peter Suderman
    Is Mitt Romney having trouble sealing the deal on the GOP nomination because of his campaign team? The Atlantic's Molly Ball gets a handful of Republican consultants to dish on the former business consultant's current staff of political consultants: "Romney deserves a lot more out of his staff," said one senior Republican operative who spoke on condition of anonymity. "They have mishandled him. It has been a clumsy campaign that lacks a message and has relied on a crutch of negative ad spending to make up for its weakness." Myopic, insular and overconfident, Team Romney has squandered the candidate's strengths...
  • Why Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum May Battle Until June

    03/18/2012 6:31:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies · 2+ views
    National Journal ^ | 03/18/2012 | Ronald Brownstein
    Can either Mitt Romney or Rick Santorum meaningfully advance beyond the ideological and demographic beachheads of support they have secured in the marathon slog for the Republican presidential nomination? That’s probably the most important remaining question in the grueling race. And it will be voters like Mindy Meyer -- a surgical nurse from nearby Vandalia who drove with her husband to see Santorum in this small southern Illinois town on Saturday afternoon -- who answer it. Meyer liked everything she heard from Santorum on reducing federal spending and increasing pressure on Iran not to develop nuclear weapons. She even agreed,...
  • Ann Romney calls on GOP to unite behind Mitt

    03/18/2012 6:02:21 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 40 replies
    Associated Press ^ | March 18, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES
    VERNON HILLS, Ill. (AP) -- Mitt Romney's wife says now is the time for Republicans to unite behind one presidential nominee. Ann Romney stood at her husband's side Sunday night at a rally in suburban Chicago and offered the campaign's most aggressive plea yet for Republicans to end their extended nomination fight.
  • Sen. McCain: Romney ‘improving dramatically’ as a GOP candidate (GOP-e panic and delusion...)

    03/18/2012 9:58:24 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | 3/18/12 | Meghashyam Mali
    Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) defended Mitt Romney on Sunday, amid concerns the GOP frontrunner is failing to rally the party’s conservative base and may fall short of the delegates needed to win the nomination outright. McCain, on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” said Romney was aware that he needed to change his approach in order to close out the GOP presidential race.
  • ROMNEY Pushed Obama for National Healthcare Mandates, 2009

    03/03/2012 6:57:41 AM PST · by unspun · 6 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | March 3, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Mitt Romney, in an op-ed published in 2009 at USA Today, still viewable at mittromneycentral.com, pushed Obama to do nationally what he did in RomneyCare, in Massachusetts. His words: "There’s a better way. And the lessons we learned in Massachusetts could help Washington find it." emphasis ours: Our experience also demonstrates that getting every citizen insured doesn’t have to break the bank. First, we established incentives for those who were uninsured to buy insurance. Using tax penalties, as we did, or tax credits, as others have proposed, encourages “free riders” to take responsibility for themselves rather than pass their medical...
  • Pro-Romney PAC spent $13.5 million in January

    02/20/2012 3:52:40 PM PST · by mdittmar · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | Feb 20, 2012 | Patrick Temple-West
    (Reuters) - Mitt Romney is struggling to regain control of the race for the Republican presidential nomination, but his allies appear ready to offer him a strong crutch for the road ahead. Restore Our Future, the independent "Super PAC" that supports Romney, spent $13.5 million in January on ads attacking his rivals and still emerged with $16.3 million in the bank, according to disclosures filed Monday with the Federal Election Commission.The pro-Romney PAC, or political action committee, spent $12.3 million alone on TV, Internet and radio ads that went after former U.S. House of Representatives speaker Newt Gingrich, Romney's chief...
  • 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....
  • G.O.P. Race Has Hallmarks of Prolonged Battle (Buh bye, inevitability)

    02/08/2012 5:12:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 33 replies
    NYT ^ | February 8, 2012 | Nate Silver
    Whatever your perspective on how likely Mitt Romney was to lose the Republican nomination race prior to Tuesday evening, it should be acknowledged that he had about the worst results conceivable. In Minnesota, a state which Mr. Romney carried easily in 2008, he has so far failed to win a single county — and got just 17 percent of the vote. That put him 27 points behind Rick Santorum, and 10 points behind Ron Paul, who finished in second. Missouri is a less important result since its beauty contest primary did not count for delegate selection and since turnout was...
  • Romney says he still expects to be GOP nominee

    02/07/2012 10:39:25 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 37 replies
    Times Herald ^ | 7 Feb 2012 | AP
    Mitt Romney says it's been a good night for Rick Santorum, but that he still expects to become the Republican nominee for president. After losses to Santorum in Missouri's non-binding primary and the Minnesota caucuses -- where he is in third place -- Romney is congratulating the former Pennsylvania senator but continuing to focus on President Barack Obama. Despite Tuesday's setbacks, Romney says he is ready to lead the Republican Party and is happy to compare his record on leadership to Obama's.
  • We’re Screwed… Florida AG Pam Bondi Says Mitt Wants Romneycare In Every State (Video)

    01/28/2012 8:56:09 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 24 replies · 2+ views
    Gateway Pundit ^ | January 28,2012 | jim Hoft
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi, a Romney supporter, let the cat out of the bag last night. The Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren that Mitt wants Romneycare in every state. She also said she would be on Romney’s Health Care Advisory Team when he’s president .Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi who’s fighting to repeal ObamaCare appeared on Greta, tonight, defending RomneyCare. She says Romney’s health care plan is not the same as ObamaCare and, in fact, Romney’s plan reduces costs. She goes on to say that Romney wants all states to impose similar laws (including mandates) and that she...
  • Questionable Strategy? ROMNEY SKIPS ANOTHER SOCIAL CONSERVATIVE EVENT

    01/27/2012 3:18:08 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 15 replies
    OpposingViews.com ^ | Jan 25, 2012 | Jennifer Mason
    Questionable Strategy? Romney Skips Another Social Conservative Event Submitted by ChristianNewsWire on Jan 25, 2012 ORLANDO, FL -- After turning down requests to participate in Personhood USA's Iowa Tele-Town Hall, then Personhood USA's Live Presidential Prolife Forum, Governor Romney has dismissed yet another social conservative event, Florida Awake!, a Presidential Candidate Forum sponsored by Liberty Counsel and co-sponsored by Personhood USA. What: Florida Awake! Presidential Candidate Forum and Audience Q&A Where: Aloma Church in Winter Park, Florida When: Saturday, January 28th, at 3:30pm Who: Liberty Counsel and Personhood USA, Moderated by Mathew Staver of Liberty Counsel, with an appearance by Personhood USA's...
  • Romney: The Castor-Oil Candidate - Republicans are finding the prospect of nominating Mitt...

    11/25/2011 4:36:12 PM PST · by neverdem · 99 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | November 24, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Romney: The Castor-Oil CandidateRepublicans are finding the prospect of nominating Mitt hard to swallow. Nominating Mitt Romney is sort of like taking Grandma’s castor oil. Republicans are dreading the thought of downing their unpleasant-tasting medicine but worry that sooner or later they will have to.By any logical political calculus, the former Massachusetts governor is an ideal presidential candidate. Ramrod straight, fit, and well-educated, he knows all sorts of facts and figures and comes across like a cinematic chief executive.At any other time, an informed technocrat like Romney would seem a dream candidate. Yet in the run-up to this election, Americans...