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  • Romney's "RNC Power Grab": What Really Happened (Freedom-Works chimes in)

    08/29/2012 12:55:52 PM PDT · by Kolath · 50 replies
    FreedomWorks ^ | 8/29/2012 | Dean Clancy
    The noes clearly had it, but the party bosses gaveled the dissenters down, shutting off the microphones and ignoring cries of "Roll call! Roll call!" Yesterday, the Republican National Committee in Tampa adopted some rules changes that shift power from the state parties and the grassroots to the RNC and the GOP presidential nominee. Former Governor John Sununu of New Hampshire touted the new rules as providing “a strong governing framework” for the party over the next four years. But in fact the the new rules should be very troubling and disappointing to conservative grassroots activists, because they move the...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Palin denies withholding support for Romney

    06/25/2012 1:00:46 PM PDT · by mnehring · 93 replies
    In an appearance on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” on Tuesday, Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told Sean Hannity that the reason why she didn’t endorse presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney during a Las Vegas speech this weekend was because she couldn’t. The Daily Caller had pointed out on Tuesday that former Palin did not even mention Romney in her speech. But, Palin told Hannity, that doesn’t mean that the 2008 Republican vice-presidential nominee isn’t supporting the former Massachusetts governor. “There was a reason I did not mention Gov. Romney in my speech at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation event and...
  • Romney adviser: Sarah Palin ‘poisoned the well’ (Updated)

    06/19/2012 4:27:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 82 replies
    The Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 6-19-2012 | Josh Painter
    An article by Michael O'Brien on MSNBC's First Read this morning quotes an "informal" advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign as saying that the presidential candidate is not likely to choose a woman as his running mate because Sarah Palin "poisoned the well" for women, with the possible exception of New Hampshire freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • MassGOP Allocation Committee bounces delegates and alternates for "failure to follow the rules"

    06/18/2012 5:02:38 AM PDT · by BillGunn · 9 replies
    Red Mass Group ^ | 6/15/12 | Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno
    Red Mass Group has learned that the Allocation Committee of the Massachusetts Republican State Committee has informed seventeen delegates and alternates that they are not qualified to go to the convention in Tampa. The reason given is failure to return the proper, signed, affidavit by the given deadline. Allocation Committee Chairman, Ed McGrath, told Red Mass Group in an emailed statement that, "no one who was elected as a delegate and who has followed the rules has been disqualified so far." The Massachusetts Republican State Committee held congressional district caucuses on Saturday April 28, 2012 to elect 27 delegates and...
  • Delegates Heading to Tampa Sue the GOP

    06/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The GUardian Express ^ | June 15, 2012 | Randy Rose
    The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California demands the delegates be freed to "vote their conscience" for presidential nominee at the party's August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being "bound" to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures. Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit which would bring the total to 160 Delegates. Yet striking down party rules that bind candidates to vote in accordance with the primary...
  • GOP delegates sue to be free from Romney

    06/15/2012 10:58:25 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 74 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 16, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Over 120 delegates to the Republican National Convention have joined a lawsuit against the GOP arguing they have been illegally coerced into choosing Mitt Romney for the party’s presidential nominee and demanding they be “unbound” to vote for another candidate instead.The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California by mostly supporters of Ron Paul, demands the delegates be freed to “vote their conscience” for presidential nominee at the party’s August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being “bound” to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections...
  • 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...
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    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...
  • Waukesha Co. DA investigates alleged Mitt Romney subs-for-votes

    A spokesperson for Waukesha County District Attorney Brad Schimel told 27 News Schimel has launched an investigation into allegations that free sandwiches given out on election day by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney violated Wisconsin law. Waukesha County investigator detective David Witkowski told 27 News the criminal probe began Wednesday with interviews and requests for records. On Tuesday, April 3, Romney and Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan greeted people at a Cousins Subs restaurant on Pearl Street. News video shows Romney encouraging people to vote and inviting them to pick up free sandwiches. "A reasonable person would understand that Romney's statement...
  • (Vanity) Conservatives,What Ticket Will Seal The Deal For Romney? Romney/McDonnell or Romney/Ryan ?

    03/17/2012 10:11:49 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 47 replies
    Assuming Romney is the projected nominee, he will need a VP that will please the GOP,Tea Party & Conservative Base. Most of us want Marco Rubio, but he still hasn't shown any serious interest. That leaves McDonnell&Ryan next in line. Either one will give Romney a boost against Obama. Virgina&North Carolina being crucial would be the reason to choose McDonnell. Wisconsin & the rust belt would be the factor with Paul Ryan. It's a tough decision. There are a few others, but if there was a poll, Ryan would probably be the choice if Rubio bowed out.
  • 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...
  • In New York, a Pep Talk to Big Donors (Romney tries to reassure donors: 'Don't worry, I'll win')

    03/15/2012 6:43:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/15/2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    A day after losing Mississippi and Alabama to Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney took his campaign to a state where he had no public schedule, no time carved out to mingle with voters, and no rallies or town halls. While Mr. Santorum and Newt Gingrich hunted for votes in Puerto Rico and Illinois, Mr. Romney traveled to New York City to raise money and reassure top Republican donors — a constituency that favors his candidacy, and one perhaps most rattled by his inability to win the confidence of the party’s conservative base. Mr. Romney has raised more than $63 million, twice...
  • Mitt’s Rich Predicament

    03/10/2012 3:53:45 PM PST · by delacoert · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | FRANK BRUNI
    MITT ROMNEY may be as close to a walking, talking dollar sign as presidential politics has ever witnessed. If money were made flesh, it would apparently have fair skin, flawless hair and an off-key tropism toward patriotic anthems. I say that only partly because of all of those awkward asides of his, the ones that keep reminding voters, who need no further reminding, that he’s loaded. And I’m not really focused on just how loaded he is. With a personal net worth in the vicinity of $225 million, Romney is no Warren Buffett, no Bill Gates. There have been more...
  • Mitt’s Nomination Manipulation

    03/07/2012 10:16:58 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 5th, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary. The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOP’s certification process, which clearly showed Santorum...
  • Mitt's Nomination Manipulation

    03/05/2012 2:57:15 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 5, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary. The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOP’s certification process, which clearly showed Santorum...
  • GOP Primary blunders beginning to look like Obstruction

    03/02/2012 5:06:42 AM PST · by publius321 · 19 replies · 217+ views
    http://youtu.be/jhiU_-SGajI ^ | 3/2/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The blunders and delays in declaring the winner and allocation of delegates are looking more than coincidental - the more frequently occur. They all benefit Mitt Romney. video)
  • Rush: Romney is winning like a liberal

    03/02/2012 5:32:36 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 192+ views
    Rush | February 29th | Rush
    This is a side comment about something Rush said the other day: Santorum won 57 out of 83 counties. That's an incredible percentage, and it reminds me of the map of the United States, red and blue by county, when you look at that after a presidential race. The whole country is red (signifying Republican) except LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit. The Republicans win 80% of America's counties and lose the White House. Santorum won 57 out of 83 counties. And, as of now, Santorum, while losing the popular vote, has won seven...
  • Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

    03/01/2012 5:27:18 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 50 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum. The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the pre-primary interpretation of the rules, caused disbelief at Rick Santorum’s campaign. A spokesman rejected the decision. Even Romney supporters in the Michigan GOP said the decision was unfair to Santorum. “I have this crazy idea that you follow the rules,” said former Attorney General Mike Cox said after a 4-2 vote by a Michigan GOP credentialing committee, according to the AP. “I’d love to...
  • Mitt Romney could be stripped of Maine win

    02/17/2012 2:42:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies · 3+ views
    CBS ^ | February 16, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Last Saturday, the Maine Republican Party declared Mitt Romney the winner of the Maine caucuses. The non-binding caucuses were a low turnout affair, but Romney's victory over Ron Paul - who he beat by less than 200 votes - was a chance for Romney to reclaim some momentum in the wake of Rick Santorum's three-state sweep four days earlier. Now, however, it looks like Romney could ultimately be stripped of that victory. If that happens, it will be the second time this cycle Romney has been stripped of a caucus victory. The first came in Iowa, where Santorum was declared...
  • Romney Attempts to Convince Palin He's 'Conservative Enough'

    02/15/2012 11:42:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his conservative bona fides following doubts expressed by Sarah Palin. The former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate told Fox News Sunday that she is "not convinced" by Romney's conservative instincts, indicating he may not be conservative "enough" for her. "And I don't think that the majority of GOP and Independent voters are convinced, and that is why you don't see Romney get over that hump," she said. (VIDEO AT LINK) "I'm not quite sure what she'd be referring to," Romney responded Wednesday, also on Fox News. "I'm pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, I believe in the...
  • Vote Problems in Nevada Caucus?

    02/04/2012 8:31:27 PM PST · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 2/4/12
    At 10:45pm, MSNBC reported that 21% of the votes were in. Romney with 3642 votes (39%), and Gingrich with 2573 vote (27%). Here is the screen shot: And here is the screen shot with a time stamp: Six minutes later, at 10:51pm, MSNBC reported that only 19% of the votes were in -- Romney with 3569 votes (42%) and Gingrich with 2059 votes (25%). Here is the screen shot: And here is the screen shot with a time stamp:
  • The Hill: Romney solid in new Florida poll

    01/26/2012 10:35:44 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 21 replies
    The Hill: GOP12 ^ | 1-26-12 | Christian Heinze
    Surveys keep coming in showing Mitt Romney wresting control of Florida from Newt Gingrich. The latest -- a Monmouth University poll of Florida. 1. Mitt Romney 39% 2. Newt Gingrich 32% 3. Rick Santorum 11% 4. Ron Paul 8% The internals show the typical gaps. Men pick Gingrich by 5%, but women go massively to Romney (19% lead over Newt). Newt does better with those who call themselves "very conservative" but Mitt does best with the more moderate set. Gingrich leads by 13% among evangelicals. There's some good news for Mitt on the tea party front. He and Gingrich are...
  • Romney aides tell Fox News they expect a second place finish based on exit polls-SC .

    01/21/2012 3:25:57 PM PST · by TBBT · 55 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 1/2102012 | toddstarnes
    Romney aides tell Fox News they expect a second place finish based on exit polls.
  • Iowa Republicans to call caucus result split decision

    01/19/2012 4:30:07 AM PST · by edpc · 76 replies
    Reuters via Yahoo News ^ | 19 Jan 2012 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Iowa Republican Party will certify this month's presidential caucuses as a split decision between former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, citing missing data from eight precincts, the Des Moines Register reported on Thursday.
  • Rivals Call on Romney to Release Tax Returns; Perry Says "We Need to Know it Now"

    01/16/2012 1:56:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Nick Kalman
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Texas Governor Rick Perry is demanding Mitt Romney release his tax records, warning there can't be any surprises should the GOP front-runner become the party's nominee. "Anita and I put out our taxes every year since back the 80s, and every candidate up there, they should put their taxes out, including Mitt," Perry insisted during a town hall meeting. "You know, November, or excuse me, September and October, is not the time for us to be finding out that whoops, there's something out there that is a problem. We need to know it now." Perry has...
  • 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...
  • New Romney Ad Embraces Mormonism

    01/07/2012 10:49:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 80 replies
    The Daily Beast.com ^ | Jan. 7, 2012
    Mitt Romney has realized that he can't avoid the issue of his Mormon religion, so he might as well embrace it. The Republican frontrunner's new South Carolina mail campaign emphasizes Romney's deep religious beliefs and 42-year marriage, in an effort to win over 60 percent of the state's Republicans that are evangelical or "born again" Christians. The ad, however, doesn't dive head first into touting Romney's Mormonism, but instead refers heavily to his "faith" and how it will influence him as president, also assuring South Carolina voters that the White House contender is "pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-family."
  • Santorum Wins Iowa!

    01/07/2012 2:52:49 PM PST · by Paddy Irish · 76 replies
    Iowa Paper, Biggest paper in Iowa that can not be linked | Today | Jason Clayworth
    UPDATED: Mitt Romney got 20 fewer votes in Moulton precinct, Appanoose County GOP chairman says!!!!!
  • Romney Surrogate: Electability Should Trump 'Beliefs and Principles'

    01/07/2012 11:01:41 AM PST · by marty60 · 59 replies
    Fox News online ^ | Published January 07, 20 | FoxNews.com
    A New Hampshire surrogate for Mitt Romney said at a local political event that it's evident he will be the Republican presidential nominee and suggested that "beliefs and principles" should not be the deciding factor for voters. State Sen. Gary Lambert said the most important thing is to nominate somebody who can defeat President Obama. "I don't get it. This is not about picking a favorite, it's not about picking someone you like," Lambert said. "It's not about picking someone even with your own beliefs and principles. This is about picking a person who can beat Barack Obama, period."
  • Romney Will Win Because He Has Those Super-PACs and Karl Rove's Support

    01/07/2012 10:11:38 AM PST · by katiedidit1 · 30 replies · 1+ views
    CROOKSANDLIARS ^ | 01/04/2012 | karoli
    This little snippet from last night's Iowa caucus coverage is just a taste of what Fox News served last night. Ed Rollins summed up their praise for SuperPACs quite well here. I only have one remaining question: Why is Karl Rove still employed by Fox? Key point by Rollins: BAIER: We were talking tonight about SuperPACS and how much they're going to play. If there is a lot of support that coalesces around Santorum as the conservative alternative, SuperPACs could play in places like New Hampshire or South Carolina. ROLLINS: SuperPACs can play anywhere at this point in time and...
  • Va. GOP defends ballot, Gingrich cries foul

    12/29/2011 4:33:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/11 | Steve Contorno
    The fight to place all seven Republican presidential candidates on Virginia's primary ballot is moving toward the courts while one candidate bumped from the ballot, Newt Gingrich, insisted Wednesday that he was the victim of fraud. The conservative Citizens for the Republic and former Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Paul Goldman said Wednesday that Virginia failed to follow its own laws in determining which candidates should make the ballot. The state delegated its duties to the political parties without double-checking their work, Goldman said. Virginia requires candidates to submit signatures from 10,000 registered voters, including 400 from each of the...
  • The Romney Con

    01/07/2012 4:42:55 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | InflationUS
    Don't be conned into nominating Mitt Romney.
  • Speaker Gingrich says it is false and defamatory!

    01/06/2012 8:03:28 PM PST · by true believer forever · 234 replies · 1+ views
    Great Wire - Fox News Insider ^ | January 6, 2012 | Greta Van Susteren
    "It has recently come to our attention that your station has either been asked to run, or may soon be asked to run, various advertising spots produced by the Mitt Romney aligned SuperPAC “Restore Our Future” or Romney for President, the principal campaign committee of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Included among the Romney advertisements submitted to your station for broadcast are likely to be various advertisements which specifically mention Speaker Gingrich and purport to quote or reference the findings of a 1997 report issued by the House Select Committee on Ethics (the “Report”). The content of these advertisements state...
  • Mitt Romney Fights With Reporter After Being Exposed As A Liar

    01/06/2012 1:23:11 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 38 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | UrbanWarfareChannel
    "I don't have lobbyists running my campaign. I don't have lobbyists tied to my..." [then a reporter takes Romney to task].
  • Polls the Gee-Oh-Pee Don't Want You to See

    01/06/2012 5:03:29 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 47 replies · 2+ views
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 6, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    All I'm hearing from those-who-like-to-tell-us-how-to-vote (MSM/GOP establishment/Ann Coulter) this week is how Romney is "feeling confident" while Rick Santorum is soaring  (an unsinspiring politician Romney/Obama would love to face), yet Reaganite warrior Newt Gingrich (of whom they are both terrified) is now 'demoralized', with 'little chance of winning', etc... and all this derived from a vote count representing of just 4% of Iowa's tiny, rural population.  Yes, MSM/Left know perfectly well that this is the flakiest GOP primary electorate in history -and Santorum not even 10% as brutally-vetted/slandered as Bachmann, Cain, and Gingrich have been: might be good to consider at this point why some...
  • Vote Count Error? Did Rick Santorum Really Win the Iowa Caucuses?

    01/05/2012 9:30:57 PM PST · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    The Blaze ^ | January 5, 2012 at 11:46pm | Scott Baker
    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum is shrugging off reports that the vote count from Iowa’s caucuses might be wrong, saying the errors appear not to change the fact that he and Mitt Romney were nearly tied. Santorum tells Fox News that a party official says the two cases in which errors were reported in the count from Tuesday night nearly cancel each other out. A Ron Paul supporter told Des Moines TV station KCCI that the posted count from his precinct in Appanoose County gave Romney more votes than he actually received. The GOP chairman...
  • 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...
  • Romney tries to prove he can win without actually being wanted (waging war of attrition)

    11/21/2011 3:03:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | November 21, 2011 | SHELDON ALBERTS
    From the W moment he launched his presidential campaign on a windy New Hampshire morning in June, Willard Mitt Romney has been the acknowledged front-runner in the Republican race. He has raised more money, earned more support from his party's establishment, hired more paid staff and secured more endorsements than any of the seven other "major" GOP candidates. There is but one nagging thing keeping Romney from being dubbed the "inevitable" GOP nominee in 2012 - a solid 75 per cent of the voters in his party simply cannot stand the guy. "He is cold gravy," said Stephen Schneck, a...
  • Romney, Gingrich Now Top Choices for GOP Nomination

    11/21/2011 1:50:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 21, 2011 | Jeffery M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans are most likely to name Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as their first choice for their party's 2012 presidential nomination, with Herman Cain close behind. Among all Republicans nationwide, Romney is the choice of 20% and Gingrich 19%. Among Republican registered voters, Gingrich is at 22% and Romney at 21%. [snip] ....Implications With the first official nominating contest, the Iowa caucuses, now just six weeks away, there is no clear national front-runner for the Republican nomination....
  • Romney is proficient but unloved

    10/27/2011 2:00:05 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | October 27, 2011 | RICH LOWRY
    It might have been Mitt Romney’s most revealing moment in all the Republican debates. Badgered by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who was continually interrupting him, Romney appealed to CNN moderator Anderson Cooper to reassert the rules of the debate: “Anderson?” That one-word plaint could stand for all of Romney’s straight-arrowness. It is a virtue and a curse. “Scandal” and “Romney” are two words you expect never to have to see in a sentence together. He’s every bit as upstanding as you would expect from a former Mormon bishop, a father of five and grandfather of 16. Romney is a familiar...
  • Mitt Romney: The Creep Factor (Yes, Vanity)

    10/19/2011 7:09:01 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 46 replies
    October 19, 2011 | Sebastian B. O. Buniontoe
    Okay, the creepiness is overwhelming. Mitt Romney strikes me as the guy who wants to be president so bad that his ambition overrides his intellect. During last night's debate it was the cheap shot fired at Perry "well you've had a couple of bad debates" and Romney's hand resting atop Perry's shoulder. But if you've followed all the debates as I have you will notice a repeat offender. There is simply no graciousness to the man. And I'm an avowed Palinista.
  • Romney Loses Cool & Physically Grabs Perry; Perry Does Not Touch Romney

    10/19/2011 9:28:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 251 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 19 Oct 11 | Xzins
    This YouTube shows the episode http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c37VcgHUFVk Romney gets very frustrated and reaches out and grabs Perry on national TV. This willingness on his part to engage in physical contact during a verbal disagreement is really troubling. Shortly afterwards he begins to belittle Perry, he begins to lecture, he whines about the rules, he gets very red-faced, and he totally loses his cool. I'm sure I don't want this man with his finger on the button. He can't seem to handle stress. He obviously got physical. It's a matter of record.
  • Could Republicans Self-Destruct in 2012? (It's Mitt or lose, according to this jackwagon)

    06/17/2011 8:57:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 17, 2011 | Pema Levy
    Sahil Kapur has a good piece up at TNR about the Tea Party’s plans to go after Mitt Romney because he’s not the “rock-solid fiscal conservative” they want. According to Kapur, FreedomWorks, the Dick Armey-led Tea Party organization, is threatening to “uneash part of its $25 million treasure trove in an attempt to sink his candidacy.” Meanwhile, Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate who took on Lisa Murkowski in Alaska and lost last November, has his own political action committee dedicated to going after Mitt Romney where it matters most: New Hampshire. Last November, the Tea Party swept into state...
  • Why Mitt Romney is still the favorite (Elites are behind him, attacking Palin)

    03/08/2011 8:04:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 8, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    It is tempting -- very, very tempting -- to write off Willard "Mitt" Romney as a serious contender for next year's Republican presidential nomination. And, in fact, several knowledgeable observers already have. Romney, in case you haven't heard, embraced a healthcare reform law in Massachusetts five years ago that ended up being the model for the national program that President Obama pushed through Congress without a single Republican vote last year. He's also dogged by the impression that he's an unusually spineless opportunist (the result of the extraordinary pains he took to win over socially liberal voters in Massachusetts before...
  • Mitt Romney mulls presidential run, can’t hide from the Mass. health mandate he signed into law

    12/18/2010 10:22:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 3+ views
    The Fall River Herald News / The Associated Press ^ | December 18, 2010 | Glen Johnson, AP Political Writer
    BOSTON — Republican Mitt Romney is finding it hard to avoid comparisons between the Massachusetts health insurance mandate he signed into law and the federal version enacted by President Barack Obama as he weighs another presidential run. A federal judge struck down the Obama mandate last week, and appeals of that ruling and other court challenges are likely to wend their way to the Supreme Court during the next two years, legal experts say....
  • 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...
  • The GOP can't be led by Sarah Palin. But can it live without her? (From Client #9's sidekick)

    11/09/2010 10:58:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2010 | Kathleen Parker [WaPo's CINO]
    Despite its considerable gains in the midterm elections, the GOP has a problem looming in the margins named Sarah Palin. She who can rouse the base like none other is now She to Whom Respect Must Be Paid. Like it or not. Many within the so-called party establishment don't quite know what to do about Palin. She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air. A rogue like Palin isn't going to let a rogue movement fill a stadium - or a desert - without her. She also...
  • 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...
  • Health care past clings to Mitt Romney

    10/05/2010 11:07:34 PM PDT · by pissant · 36 replies
    Politico ^ | Carrie Brown
    Six months ago, as the Republican base lined up against the Democratic health care overhaul, Mitt Romney stood by his signature achievement as Massachusetts governor, a comprehensive health care law that served as a model for the national program. That was then. Now, stopping “Obamacare” cold has become an article of faith on the right, and Romney is facing the prospect that his health care plan could be his undoing as a presidential contender. Conservatives, in turn, are increasingly blunt in their advice to Romney: Say you’re sorry. “I guarantee that, at the top of everyone’s list on how to...