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  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

    02/08/2012 3:32:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 94 replies
    StarTribune ^ | February 8, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press
    ATLANTA - Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.Romney says his opponents are members of a Republican Party that had lost its way. He says spending on lawmakers' pet projects doubled under Gingrich, a former House speaker. He says Santorum, a former senator, was a major proponent of that type of spending.Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Palin Chief of Staff, Michael Glassner responds to Rove's comments in New York Magazine.

    02/28/2011 2:47:05 PM PST · by dalight · 67 replies
    Conservatives4Palin.com ^ | 2/28/2011 | Ian Lazaran
    Her chief of staff provided the following statement to New York Magazine in response to Karl Rove: "Of all the potential candidates, Governor Palin would no doubt be the one desiring new energy and ideas…and, refreshingly, hiring advisers who aren’t entrenched in any political machine."
  • Romney revises paperback version of book to take harder line on stimulus, ObamaCare?

    02/09/2011 4:48:38 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | Wednesday February 09, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Without having compared the hardcover to the paperback myself, I’m duty-bound to add a question mark to the headline. But his spokesman is quoted in the piece and didn’t push back hard against the allegation, so I assume it’s a fair cop. On what planet does he gain more by doing this than he loses? In the original hardcover, Romney tried to carefully distinguish between the Massachusetts [health-care] law and the national version that was nearing passage as he wrote.But the Massachusetts model has become Romney’s bête noire among conservatives, who loathe the national reform they call “Obamacare.” The rewritten...
  • Rove: Why couldn't U.S. president be LDS?

    02/04/2011 2:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | February 3, 2011 | Bryon Saxton
    LAYTON -- A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can become president of the United States of America, says Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush. "Absolutely," said Rove, who was in Layton on Thursday night for a stop-over to address a room full of fellow Republicans at the Davis Conference Center. While he was at it, Rove, who served as the keynote speaker for the Davis County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, autographed copies of his book. More than 400 people attended the event at a cost of $50 per person, which...
  • Romney: 'My wife thinks I should run'(only his wife knows whether he can beat Palin)

    02/01/2011 9:18:32 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 73 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Tuesday February 01, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Former Governor Mitt Romney may not have decided whether to run for president, but someone else in his household has already made the call. "My wife thinks I should run," he declared tonight in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan. "She's absolutely committed. She's saying, 'You've got to run, you've got to have somebody who understands the world of the economy, small business, who can create jobs.' She's convinced I've got to run. But I have to look more broadly and say, 'Alright, Do I have a team necessary to do this?'" Romney, continuing a whirlwind tour of television interviews...
  • Romney up on Palin

    02/01/2011 8:37:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2011 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney thinks Sarah Palin would be "great" as a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. "I believe she is an extraordinarily powerful and effective voice in our party, that she has generated a great deal of support and attention, that she'd be great in a primary process," Romney said Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "She'd bring attention to the process, and frankly, the more people we have on the stage in those debates talking about different ideas and different approaches, the better." Although he wouldn't speculate on whether he could beat her...
  • Romney still undecided on presidential 2012 race

    02/01/2011 7:36:06 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 45 replies · 1+ views
    USA Today | Posted 2/1/2011 10:21 AM ET
    Sh'yeah....riiiight....
  • Axelrod: Obama faces a wide open 2012 GOP field

    01/31/2011 9:54:58 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 7 replies
    The Ticket (Yahoo! News) ^ | 013111 | Holly Bailey
    As President Obama prepares to launch his 2012 re-election campaign, one of his top advisers admits they have no idea who might be his ultimate GOP opponent. 'This is most unfathomable Republican field in my lifetime," Obama political adviser David Axelrod tells USA Today. "I don't think anybody in the media or in either party can tell you with any degree of certainty who the Republican nominee will be." But Axelrod, who left the White House last week to begin working for the campaign, went out of his way to praise one of Obama's potential rivals, Mitt Romney. The former...
  • Why it's possible to skip Iowa and still win [Left pimping Romney 'til he gets nominated]

    01/27/2011 2:40:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | January 27, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    Make what you will of this, but National Journal's Reid Wilson is reporting that Mitt Romney and his team are thinking about sitting out next year's Iowa caucuses: Though there is no official campaign, and no strategy decisions have been finalized, Romney’s team has considered running a very different race from the last one. After Romney spent millions of dollars and a huge chunk of time in Iowa, only to finish behind former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, his strategists have spoken with potential consultants about the prospect of skipping Iowa altogether this time and launching a campaign from New Hampshire....
  • David Frum: Time for Palin Apologists to Let Go (Compares her to George Wallace!)

    01/24/2011 3:33:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | January 24th, 2011 | David Frum
    Dearly as I esteem Ross Douthat, I thought his blogpost today on the press and Sarah Palin did not hit the nail on the head. Ross: "No politician, from Bush to Barack Obama to Nancy Pelosi, is hated so intensely by so many Americans [as Sarah Palin]. And this is what’s so problematic, to my mind, about much of the Palin coverage: The media often acts as though they’re covering her because her conservative fan base is so large (hence the endless talk about her 2012 prospects), when they’re really covering her because so many liberals are eager to hear...
  • Major Romney Supporter Compares Palin to Justin Bieber, Says She is not Competent

    01/24/2011 7:38:42 AM PST · by therightliveswithus · 83 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/24/11 | Aurelius
    Mark DeMoss, a well-connected Romney supporter, released a memo recently that touted Romney as the best candidate. More notable, however, were his swipes at other Republicans who are prospective candidates for 2012. DeMoss begins the memo, which he sent out to hundreds of major donors and pastors, outlining what he sees as needed in the upcoming campaign. He then quickly moves into listing people who "share" the same values, including Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Mike Huckabee, and Sarah Palin. At the end of the list, DeMoss states that values alone cannot win, and then proceeds to list why he believes...
  • Romney inches closer

    01/13/2011 6:51:20 AM PST · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney, the AP reports, has stepped down from the board of the Marriott hotel chain, another methodical step toward his 2012 run. His aides have told other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April.
  • Election 2012 Has Unofficially Begun

    01/05/2011 1:12:54 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 46 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/5/11 | Thomas Ferdousi
    We haven't had any formal announcements from Republican candidates yet-- and it appears that we may have to wait a while from that. We've heard rumblings on who will run and it appears to be a fair share of people-- but only one can get the nomination. It would appear that non-official exploratory committees are already formed and people like Romney, Pawlenty, and others are criss-crossing the country, particularly to Iowa, South Carolina, and New Hampshire. So let's take a look at some of the signs of the start of the 2012 Presidential Cycle: Robert Gibbs is leaving the White...
  • Conservative doubts still haunt Romney

    12/28/2010 6:58:59 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/10 | Aaron Guerrero
    Sooner or later the bubble had to pop. Mitt Romney has had a pretty swell time of it in 2010. The former presidential contender has been ambidextrous in his political maneuvers, carefully challenging President Obama on key economic issues that play to his own strengths as a pragmatic technocrat. The success generated by his book No Apology earlier this year seemed to verify his place as the GOP’s resident wonk. The book even won praise from detractors as a thoughtful policy manifesto. As Republicans rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction towards taking back the House, Romney faithfully played the role...
  • Reminder to Karl Rove: Christine O'Donnell would have been voting this month. Thanks a lot.

    12/23/2010 8:52:41 PM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 70 replies
    (vanity)
    Well. We've just seen, the fruits of our corrupt, lame, spineless and wimpy "Republicans" idea of how to deal with democrats: Surrender. Abject surrender. How deeply disappointing this month has been.
  • 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...
  • Palin, blueblood-bashing and Mitt Romney (Bushes endorse Myth)

    11/24/2010 12:54:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Sarah Palin wasted little time firing back at Barbara Bush, who used an interview with Larry King early this week to express her hope that Palin will stay in Alaska. "I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods," Palin said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on Wednesday. "And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." While it's true that Barbara Bush remains a well-liked figure, particularly within...
  • Mitt Romney delays run, but experts say he’s a sure bet

    11/20/2010 5:49:16 AM PST · by BuzzKillington · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/20/2010 | By Hillary Chabot
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, a likely GOP presidential candidate for 2012, told supporters he won’t announce his candidacy before the end of the year — but political analysts said yesterday the discussion is the strongest indicator yet that he’ll run. “We know who is running, they’re just doing everything but coming out and saying so,” said Andy Smith, director of the Political Center at the University of New Hampshire. Romney held a conference call with 245 of his top supporters Thursday and told them that unlike his failed 2008 run, he won’t be announcing until later in the cycle, according...
  • Biden, Scarborough and Brzezinski laugh at Palin for saying she can beat Obama

    11/20/2010 4:18:25 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 42 replies
    Examiner ^ | November 20, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Biden, Scarborough and Brzezinski all laugh at Palin for saying she can beat Obama in 2012. During yesterday’ s usually pitiful edition of Morning Joe on MSNBC, the insane bias on that little-watched cable network was taken to new heights (or is that lows?) when guest Joe Biden was asked about Sarah Palin’s comments in a recent interview with Barbara Walters. In said interview, Palin stated that she thought she could beat Obama in 2012. Now, while it is understandable for Morning Joe hosts Joe Scarborough (failed Republican) and Mika Brzezinski (hardcore Democrat) to get the sitting vice-president’s opinion on...
  • Better News For Palin

    11/12/2010 10:13:02 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | November 12, 2010 | Ross Douthat
    As evidence against my skepticism of Sarah Palin’s supposed front-runner status for 2012, I give you the latest round of Public Policy Center polls: PPP’s newest batch of 2012 Republican primary polls conducted right before last week’s election finds Mitt Romney ahead in the critical early state of Florida, Tim Pawlenty surprisingly weak in his home state of Minnesota, and Sarah Palin posting leads in Texas, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Maine. All of her leads are relatively slim, but the fact that she’s ahead of Huckabee in Texas and West Virginia is notable, and her leads in Maine (by 23...
  • Karl Rove, The Master

    11/10/2010 11:42:31 PM PST · by babubabu · 201 replies · 1+ views
    babubabu | 10/11/2010 | babubabu
    Rove is right. He predicted how O'Donnell would flop and hinted that it could cost the GPO additional senate seats.... In my personal opinion, he was thinking about Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, etc. All of these should have been captured by the tea party. Personally, I think O'Donnell cost real conservatives senate seats. Say what you will... but Rove was right. Don't hate the messenger.
  • David Frum: Can Mitt Romney be president? The outlook is sunny. But he faces rough seas ahead

    11/10/2010 5:18:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Frum
    Tea Party, Shmea Party. Post-election surveys suggest that Mitt Romney still leads as the favored Republican presidential candidate for 2012. His lead looks especially big in New Hampshire: Almost 30 points. Does this big lead translate into a smooth ride to the nomination? That depends on whether Romney's campaign follows the path of George W. Bush's in 2000 — or Hillary Clinton's in 2008. Here's the happy scenario for Romney: Like Bush in 2000, Romney is the Republican heir apparent in 2012. Like Bush, Romney has the backing of the party's biggest donors. Like Bush, Romney has national campaign experience....
  • GOP lawmaker: Palin cost party control of Senate

    11/10/2010 2:40:33 AM PST · by South40 · 72 replies
    San Diego Union-Tribune (AP) ^ | 11/9/2010 | Ben Evans
    WASHINGTON — A leading House Republican says Sarah Palin cost the GOP control of the Senate. Questioned about those comments on Tuesday, a spokesman for Rep. Spencer Bachus of Alabama said the remarks had been taken out of context but didn't retract them. Bachus, in line to become chairman of the House Financial Services Committee, initially blamed Palin last week at a local Chamber of Commerce luncheon. According to the Shelby County Reporter, he said the Senate would be in Republican hands if not for losses by tea party candidates endorsed by the former Alaska governor and 2008 vice presidential...
  • DUNN: Hell hath no fury like a Palin scorned

    11/08/2010 9:01:05 PM PST · by Bratch · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | November 8, 2010 | Charles W. Dunn
    "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned." The Republican establishment would do well to learn from William Congreve's famous line in "The Mourning Bride" (1697) and even more from the accurate reading of his line: "Heaven has no rage like love to hatred turned / Nor hell a fury like a woman scorned." "Stop Sarah Palin" is the battle cry of establishment Republicans, according to Mike Allen and Jim VandeHei in Politico: "Top Republicans in Washington and in the national GOP establishment say the 2010 campaign highlighted an urgent task that they will begin in earnest as soon as...
  • Romney calls Palin presidential run 'great'

    11/01/2010 2:37:19 PM PDT · by pissant · 53 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/1/10 | Mike Obrien
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) said Monday it would be "great" for former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) to run for president in 2012. "She would be a great thing for the Republican primary process," said Romney, a 2008 presidential candidate and a potential candidate again in 2012. "It'd be a good thing for her to get in." Romney, Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Michael Steele and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) have all rallied around Palin, who on Sunday night condemned suggestions that GOP operatives in Washington were looking to stall any potential presidential aspirations...
  • Romney gets ready for 2012

    10/30/2010 3:27:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2010 | Dan Balz
    DAYTON, OHIO - Mitt Romney ambled through the exhibits at the InfoTech 2010 conference here the other day, shaking hands, posing for photos, sneaking an occasional chocolate turtle and, ever the salesman, promoting the candidacy of yet another Republican candidate. On this trip, he was stumping for Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate who is heavily favored to win his race Tuesday. Romney was self-effacing as he moved along the rows of exhibits. "This is Rob Portman, he's running for Senate," he said as he introduced the former congressman to a group at one exhibit. "I'd love for you to...
  • Meghan McCain on Christine O'Donnell: 'Nutjob' (VIDEO) [Endorsed Mitt Romney, naturally!]

    10/28/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    TV Squad ^ | October 28, 2010 | Donald Deane
    Meghan McCain had a few choice words for Christine O'Donnell on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated), questioning the GOP Senate candidate's state of mind, but declining to comment specifically on Sarah Palin. "I ... called her a nutjob," McCain said tersely of O'Donnell. "I feel the same way right now." When asked by Julie Chen whether she thought Palin was unfair to father John McCain's campaign team after the 2008 Presidential election, McCain was cagey and instead mentioned who she plans to support in 2012. "It's irrelevant at this point. I've so moved on," she said. "I'm looking at 2012. I've...
  • Another Transparent Attempt by Anonymous 'Republican Insiders' to Discredit Governor Palin

    10/23/2010 8:56:44 AM PDT · by DB9 · 40 replies · 1+ views
    C4P ^ | October 23, 2010 | Doug Brady
    In the past week, two hit pieces have been written against Governor Palin. The first was the piece by Jonathan Martin that was been thoroughly debunked as "flat out lies" by practically every source he identified by name. This was followed yesterday by a second hit piece in the New York Daily News that, hilariously, claimed that it will be Governor Palin's fault if the GOP doesn't take back the Senate. Whitney discussed this silliness in a post last night. To Whitney's analysis I would add that the GOP establishment has no idea how thin the ice is upon which...
  • State of the Mitt (Laughable)

    10/20/2010 9:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Perpetual Post ^ | October 21, 2010 | Christian Heinze and Dani Alexis Ryskamp
    Mitt Romney is shaking hands, kissing babies, making endorsements, and dropping money in every state in the nation in a way that suggests he’s in it for the long haul to 2012. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling Romney’s chances for the GOP presidential nomination. He’s a workhorse in a party addicted to, if not Thoroughbreds, at least some well-spruced Clydesdales. Romney is, as Politico notes, “an establishment kind of guy in an insurgent kind of party.” He’s putting in the work, but he’s not getting either the name recognition of a Newt Gingrich or the camera recognition of Sarah Palin. In...
  • Romney Attempts to Endorse GOP Nominee for AL Governor, Fails Miserably When Endorsement Turned Down

    10/02/2010 9:30:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Weasel Zippers ^ | October 2, 2010 | Zip
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Republican governor candidate Robert Bentley has turned down an offered endorsement from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, expected to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Romney on Thursday endorsed a list of 24 Alabama Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, state treasurer Kay Ivey in her race for lieutenant governor and Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange, who is running for attorney general. The Birmingham News reported that Bentley turned down the endorsement. A spokeswoman for Bentley, Rebekah Mason, said Friday that Bentley wanted to concentrate on the race for governor and did...
  • Alabama gov candidate turns down Romney endorsement for governor (ROFL)

    10/01/2010 8:35:30 PM PDT · by pissant · 19 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/1/10 | staff
    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. — Alabama Republican governor candidate Robert Bentley has turned down an offered endorsement from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, expected to be a candidate for the Republican nomination for president in 2012. Romney on Thursday endorsed a list of 24 Alabama Republicans, including U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, state treasurer Kay Ivey in her race for lieutenant governor and Birmingham lawyer Luther Strange, who is running for attorney general. The Birmingham News reported that Bentley turned down the endorsement. A spokeswoman for Bentley, Rebekah Mason, said Friday that Bentley wanted to concentrate on the race for governor and did...
  • Jeff Perry blows off Sarah Palin as Tea-mate (Mass 'Tea Partier' now disowning Tea Party)

    09/22/2010 4:38:49 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 72 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 9/22/10 | Edward Mason
    Republican Jeff Perry, a self-proclaimed Tea Party member, said he doesn’t want former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to campaign for him because of the baggage she would bring, after dismissing the former vice presidential candidate as an “entertainer” in a TV interview. “I don’t want to interject the debate over the national Tea Party with my race about my district,” said Perry, seeking to replace U.S. Rep. William Delahunt. “I’m trying not to interject a national debate that would distract from my message.”
  • Romney( Ma.,N.H.,Ut.,Mi.,Ca. ) Is Down-Sizing His Reputation For Integrity.

    09/08/2010 11:47:17 PM PDT · by Leisler · 10 replies · 1+ views
    WBUR.org ^ | Sep. 8, 2010, | Todd Domke
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney is down-sizing his stake in Massachusetts. He sold his Belmont mansion and bought a townhouse in a condo development. And now he more often resides in his $12 million mansion in La Jolla, Calif., or his $10 million house on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Ever since Romney won just 51 percent in the Massachusetts GOP presidential primary, he has seemed less enamored with this state. And as a GOP presidential candidate for 2012, he apparently wants to distance himself from so-called RomneyCare, the Massachusetts health insurance program that became a model for so-called ObamaCare, the...
  • Poll Shows Muddled Race Among GOP 2012 Contenders

    08/16/2010 5:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    RTT News ^ | August 16, 2010 | Staff
    The four top presumed Republican presidential contenders are essentially tied in a poll of national primary voters released Monday. The poll, by Public Policy Polling, showed former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee leading the field with the support of 23 percent of respondents. But second place contender, former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, was only slightly behind with 22 percent support. Furthermore both former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won 21 percent of the vote, well within the poll's 4.9 percent margin of error. Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, won 4 percent support. But while only 2...
  • Now CNN is trying to say that most tea party supporters favor Romney

    08/13/2010 12:22:41 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 90 replies · 1+ views
    Friday August 13, 2010
    See how they try to lead people into buying into certain "convention wisdom's"....this is silly and CNN knows it, and the RINO's in the party of course will claim that they support the teas party when they actually don't. "More than half of all Republicans we questioned consider themselves Tea Party supporters or active members of the Tea Party movement," says CNN Polling Director Keating Holland. "Romney tops the list among Tea Party Republicans; Gingrich is next on that list and Palin is in third." -CNN
  • Mormon Twentysomething: Debunking a Mormon/Romney conspiracy theory

    08/14/2010 1:24:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    The Mormon Times ^ | August 13, 2010 | McKay Coppins
    It is a truism of modern media that few subjects draw more attention than politics. If you're a savvy journalist or blogger looking to attract page views in today's 24-hour news cycle, the shortcut to success requires slapping some political "analysis" on to whatever story you're covering, like so: "University releases groundbreaking cancer study: What does it mean for Obama?" Of course, I've been guilty of this to some extent in my (young) journalism career. And having spent the past few months interning at a national news outlet with a website that has scores of competitors, I understand all too...
  • 2012 poll shows Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin neck and neck

    08/13/2010 9:39:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 129 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | August 14, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney - believed by many political observers to be a clear GOP front-runner in the 2012 presidential race - is virtually in a dead heat with contender Sarah Palin, according to a new CNN poll. The poll shows Romney only 3 percentage points in front of former Alaska Gov. Palin, within the margin of error. “It’s a pretty open contest, and that’s interesting in and of itself,” said Suffolk University political professor John C. Berg. “It means the primary contest will be tighter.” Only months from the unofficial start of the 2012 presidential campaign, Romney...
  • Kingston Attacks Palin on Bill Maher: "Death Panel is scare tactic like Pink Ladies of the Left"

    08/12/2010 8:26:55 AM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 62 replies
    Vanity | 08/12/2010 | Brices Crossroads
    I listened to the clip of Kingston's appearance on Bill Maher from 8/7/2009 with Darrell Isssa and Arianna Huffington. At 6:10 of the clip the exchange begins and lasts about a minute. Maher reads a portion of Sarah Palin's facebook post on Death Panels and invites Kingston to comment on it: Palin's facebook excerpt: "The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama’s “death panel” so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their “level of productivity in society,”...
  • Mitt Romney wasted no time throwing Matt Amorello under bus

    08/11/2010 4:06:14 AM PDT · by Leisler · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 11, 2010 | Peter Gelzinis
    In another life, when he had a wife and child by his side, and a home that still belonged to him, Matt Amorello once hosted a fund-raiser for Mitt Romney. Mitt, as you may recall, returned the favor . . . by crucifying Amorello. So much for Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment: Never shank a fellow Republican. I come this morning not to praise Matt Amorello, but to show what his brother Republicans seem incapable of - a little compassion. Let’s return to a steamy July morning in 2006, hours after a 12-ton ceiling panel in the connector tunnel to Logan...
  • What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?..She said Romney is not a "Progressive"!

    08/10/2010 9:25:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday August 10, 2010
    Laura Ingraham was on the Glenn Beck radio show in the last hour this morning...While talking about potential candidates for 2012, She was asked if Romney was a "progressive" she said NO he isn't one of them at all...I've heard that she loves Romney like a Ken doll and is a Romneybot, but this is amazing! She also said that she would take Newt as President in a heartbeat! What gives?
  • Man without health care sues state over $2G fine (RomneyCare)

    08/10/2010 2:24:54 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 27 replies
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | Christine McConville
    Michael Merlina was fed up, frustrated and seemingly out of options when he walked into Middlesex Superior Court last week and plunked down $275 for court fees. With help from a few clerks, Merlina became his own lawyer and filed a lawsuit against the Massachusetts Health Insurance Connector Authority. The 29-year-old North Reading glazier is fighting the $2,000 state fine for not having health insurance. In 2009, the first year penalties were in place, Merlina paid a $400 fine for him his wife. This time, he balked. “It makes no sense to me,” Merlina told The Pulse. “I’m a hard-working,...
  • Mitt Romney sporting pickup truck at fundraisers (RINO alert!)

    08/06/2010 1:59:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Boston ^ | 8/6/10 | Joe Battenfeld
    A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House? The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser last night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home.
  • Lincoln’s party now the party of prejudice (Says Romney owns the ground zero mosque bldg!)

    08/04/2010 6:33:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies · 1+ views
    The Indiana Daily Student News ^ | August 4, 2010 | Yahya Chaudhry
    The Muslim community center to be built just blocks from the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan cleared its final hurdle on Tuesday and was approved for construction. As a pleasant surprise, New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission voted 9-0, denying historic protection for the building that currently occupies the site where developers plan to build the $100 million center, which will include a mosque. Though this news should hardly be noteworthy, it unfortunately is. Since its incipient stages in July 2009, when a Muslim-run real-estate development company purchased the damaged, vacant building and land where the new center...
  • Report: Romney nudging Graham to strike immigration deal before election? (Grahmnesty and Mitt)

    07/30/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 121 replies · 5+ views
    Hotair ^ | July 30, 2010 | Allahpundit
    A tantalizing bit of 2012 gossip dropped way, way down in an otherwise fun piece about amnesty shills boo-hooing over having (temporarily) lost McCain. Note to Politico: This is what’s called “burying the lede.” Their hope now is that Republican presidential candidates and former operatives under Bush, a reform proponent, can convince GOP congressional leaders that the issue needs to be dealt with before 2012 — or that they could risk alienating the burgeoning Hispanic vote in the crucial swing states of New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Florida.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a front-runner for the nomination, has signaled...
  • Mitt Romney: The Wrong Man, The Wrong Message, The Wrong Time

    07/25/2010 3:25:32 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 76 replies · 6+ views
    All Voices ^ | July 2, 2010 | R.G.Yoho
    Whenever anyone mentions the 2012 election, inevitably the name of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney becomes a topic of conversation. And when it comes to polling data, Romney is often seen as a front-runner, forecasted to be stronger than the current occupant of the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Increasingly, many of those in the Republican Party think Mitt is the GOP’s “go-to” guy in the next election. I guess you’ll just have to pardon me for failing to drink the Kool-Aid regarding the former governor. I just think it’s about time somebody stated the truth about Gov. Romney. Mitt Romney...
  • Sarah Palin strikes back at Journolist's 'sick puppies'

    07/22/2010 9:39:54 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 22, 2010 | Jonathan Strong
    From a remote location on an island off Alaska’s coast, former Governor Sarah Palin is blasting what she describes as the “sick puppies” in the media who immediately and ruthlessly attacked her when Sen. John McCain picked her as his running mate during the 2008 presidential campaign. In exclusive remarks to The Daily Caller, Palin described “hordes of Obama’s opposition researchers-slash ‘reporters’” descending upon Alaska in the days after she was picked by McCain. She said the media became a key reason she decided not to finish out her term as governor and faults, in part, the McCain campaign for...
  • Mitt Romney's inner circle

    07/20/2010 2:28:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | July 20, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has never really stopped running for president since that February day in 2008 when he ended his challenge to Sen. John McCain (Ariz.). While Romney took an extended hiatus to write his book -- "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" -- he never really left the political game, staying in close touch with a small group of political advisers who have kept the presidential flame lit over the past two plus years. That loyal group has helped Romney emerge as the frontrunner in the Invisible Primary -- the behind-the-scenes battle before the battle for...