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  • If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In (Romney thinks its his turn)

    03/22/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.
  • Front-Runner Failure

    03/07/2011 4:46:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2011 Issue | W James Antle III
    In recent years, the Republican Party has conferred its presidential nomination the way companies used to hand out gold watches at retirement parties. Candidates are rewarded for long years of service, finishing second the last time around, and politely waiting their turn. Perhaps it is a reflection of the conservative temperament: while Democrats frequently nominate fresh faces, Republicans tend to prefer the tried and true. Patience is a virtue, respect your elders, good things come to those who wait. Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, and John McCain won the GOP nomination after finishing second in the party's...
  • No Rx for Mitt Romney’s Bay State headache

    03/05/2011 10:22:26 PM PST · by 50mm · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    The good news for Willard Mitt Romney is that his religion won’t knock him out of the Republican race for president next year. The bad news is, he’s got an even bigger problem now than the magic underwear jokes — Romneycare. “That’s the question he has to address,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H) was saying Friday afternoon. “Not just in New Hampshire, but nationwide.” You know how big a headache this is when even Mitt’s highest-profile supporters are dodging brickbats over the chaos that is Massachusetts health care.
  • Romney blasts Obama

    03/05/2011 10:13:19 PM PST · by quantim · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 6, 2011 at 12:01 AM
    BARTLETT, N.H., March 5 (UPI) -- Republican Mitt Romney delivered a scathing assessment of U.S. President Obama Saturday night, calling him "unequal to the task of leading the free world." Speaking in the early presidential battleground state of New Hampshire, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is expected to make another run at the White House in 2012, said Obama has done a lousy job staying on top of Middle East and North Africa political unrest, CBS News reported.
  • Mitt Romney says 'Obamacare' should be repealed (Oh, the irony!)

    03/05/2011 7:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | March 5, 2011 | Lauren Collins
    Bartlett, NH - Leftover 2008 campaign signs outside the Carroll County Republican Committee dinner announce what's on everyone's minds, even Ann Romney's. "And I'm the one that is encouraging Mitt to think about pushing forward and think about running. So, yes, yes I am. I'm pushing him," she said before her husband took the podium. It's his first public speech in New Hampshire since the mid-term elections, and Mitt Romney sounded an awful lot like a candidate. "It's gonna take more than a good speech on his part, more than rhetoric to put Americans back to work. It's going to...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • Is Mitt Romney Setting Up a Tea Party 'Sister Souljah' Moment?

    01/22/2011 3:16:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 22, 2011 | Robert Schlesinger, Opinion Editor
    The Boston Globe has an interesting story pointing out that once-and-future GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not trying to suck up to the Tea Party movement, a fact which distinguishes Romney from virtually every other potential Republican presidential candidate. According to the Globe: As the former Massachusetts governor lays the groundwork for a possible second presidential run, he has largely shunned Tea Party activists in key primary states, including the state he must win if he enters the race, New Hampshire. Thus far, Romney is on track to present himself as the establishment candidate--a responsible, mainstream Republican leader with...
  • Romney’s team gets ready [To spend more $$]

    01/14/2011 11:17:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Belmont Citizen-Herald ^ | January 14, 2011 | Patrick Ball
    Belmont, Mass. — Long before it came time to actually choose a career, Peter Flaherty knew he wanted do so something exciting. “In Massachusetts, you kind of grow up with two things in your blood: sports and politics,” said Flaherty, a Belmont resident and father of three. “When I realized I was not going to be a professional athlete, I realized politics was the adult equivalent of professional sports.” Flaherty has always found room for public service in his professional life, which has seen him prosecute homicides, produce big-budget children’s movies and serve as a senior advisor to then-Gov. Mitt...
  • 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.
  • Republicans defend party chairwoman (Massachusetts)

    12/29/2010 4:04:20 AM PST · by massmike · 10 replies ^ | 12/29/2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Republican politicians rushed to defend Massachusetts GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Nassour yesterday, after she told the Herald she deserves another chance as she prepares to fight off a challenger in the new year. State Rep. Jeff Perry (R-Sandwich), who failed in his bid to win an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Nassour has done the best she could for the party. “I think the party in Massachusetts is heading in a new direction, and I think it’s going to get better as we head into the next election,” Perry said. He said he doesn’t blame Nassour for...
  • 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...
  • PPP Poll: Romney Trails Obama By 9 Points In Massachusetts

    12/03/2010 6:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    TPM ^ | December 3, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The new survey of Massachusetts from Public Policy Polling (D) shows President Obama continuing to lead various possible Republican challengers in this deep-blue state -- including former Gov. Mitt Romney, who comes the closest to Obama but still trails by a significant margin. Obama leads Newt Gingrich by 57%-33%; Mike Huckabee by 57%-33%; and extends his lead to 61%-32% against Sarah Palin. Against Romney, who was governor of the state from 2003-2007 -- and did not seek re-election in 2006 in order to run for president in the 2008 cycle -- Obama leads by 52%-43%. Obama's approval rating in Massachusetts...
  • 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...
  • The Unorthodox Frontrunner (Thinks Romney is da man for 2012)

    11/21/2010 3:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2010 | Philip Klein
    Viewed in isolation, Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential candidacy is doomed. In 2008, Romney earned himself a reputation as a flip-flopper as he dramatically attempted to reshape himself as a stanch conservative despite having previously staked out liberal positions on abortion, guns, immigration and a litany of other issues. This time around, Romney faces the additional burden of trying to explain away his most significant legislative accomplishment as governor of Massachusetts -- a big government health care plan that was a model for ObamaCare. In his last presidential bid he was largely able to get a pass, because health care wasn't...
  • Don't let FreeRepublic become DemocratUnderground.

    11/18/2010 10:38:27 AM PST · by Democrats hate too much · 648 replies
    11/18/2010 | Me
    Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty constitutional conservative activist web site. Those who cannot live with that should simply stay away!! (saves wear and tear on my zot button - bitterly clinging redneck, Jim) Romney is an unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore! Just to be absolutely clear, there will never ever be a RINO Romney campaign on FR!! If he somehow becomes the nominee, FR will be running a full-time campaign to DEFEAT him!! If you wish to support him then I suggest you sign off FR and onto Wankers for Mitt!! Those statments make me worry that FreeRepublic...
  • Will Tea Party Express Support Mitt Romney Despite RomneyCare? – “Absolutely Not” – Video

    11/17/2010 5:31:13 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 27 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | November 17, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Tea Party Express President – Amy Kremer – telling CBN’s David Brody that Gov. Mitt Romney is “absolutely not” acceptable as a Presidential candidate in 2012. She made the statement after Brody asked her if the Tea Party Movement could accept Romney in spite of his role in signing “RomneyCare” into law in the state of Massachusetts. Kremer’s response: “Absolutely not. . . . The days of people being able to do one thing in their state – in front of a microphone and then going to Washington and doing something else – I mean the...
  • Romney's $1.7 million tops field (CAPTION THE RINO MYTH ROMNEY)

    10/16/2010 6:41:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-14 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Mitt Romney’s political operation raised $1.7 million from July through September, again pacing the field of prospective 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls. The former Massachusetts governor, who lost a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination and is widely believed to be preparing another run, has built a robust political operation including political action committees at the federal level and in five states with strategic significance in the pending battle for the Republican nomination: Iowa, New Hampshire, Alabama, South Carolina and Michigan.
  • Mitt Romney touting Mark Kirk with jobs and economy message (RINO ALERT)

    09/25/2010 5:26:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 41 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | 2010-09-24 | Lynn Sweet
    WASHINGTON--Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney--eyeing a 2012 presidential race--headlines a lunch fund-raiser in Chicago today for GOP Senate candidate Mark Kirk--and I'm told Romney is coming to talk about jobs and Kirk.
  • 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