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  • 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...
  • A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket (Video)

    06/23/2012 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 162 replies
    Youtube/ Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 30 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    From March when Rush read a e-mail from a friend upset at Romney. Best email ever that describes our dilemma. A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket Another related clip from last October. Rush Limbaugh: We are Letting The Media And RINOS Pick Our Candidates And Finally: Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is NO Conservative
  • 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...
  • Not Excited About Romney?

    04/25/2012 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 156 replies ^ | april 25, 2012 | David J. Peterson
    Not Excited About Romney? PoliticsApril 25th, 2012 David J. Peterson This year’s GOP primary has been an odyssey filled with sound and fury. But, like elephants who never forget, millions of Republicans are muttering “haven’t we seen this movie before?” Conservatives who were looking for a solid alternative to Democrat Barack Obama are angry and disappointed. The party rank and file was opposed to the nomination of Mitt Romney, seeing him as a weathervane – willing to adopt any position or cause to suit his ambitions.The Republican establishment, which is dominated by big business and the Wall Street elite, heard...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama up by six points

    04/19/2012 6:21:55 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 40 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 04/19/12 | NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama up by six points
    President Obama enjoys a 49-43 percent lead over Republican nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll released on Thursday evening. The 44th president has a 49-46 percent approval rating, but his numbers on managing the economy — 45-52 percent disapproval — indicate Obama’s central vulnerability.
  • CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney.

    04/19/2012 6:00:04 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 25 replies
    Politicalticker Blogs/CNN ^ | April 16, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    Even though Santorum is out of the race for the White House and Romney is the all but certain nominee, the battle for the GOP nomination technically continues. According to the survey, 57% of Republicans say that Romney is their choice for the GOP nominee, with 19% backing Gingrich and 18% supporting Paul.
  • Tea Party Warms To Romney

    04/18/2012 5:02:41 AM PDT · by Haiku Guy · 192 replies
    Talking Points Memo ^ | 4/18/12 | Kyle Leighton
    One chunk of the Republican electorate has proved an incredibly fickle voting bloc, denying party unity while the nominating process dragged on. It’s the same group of conservative voters that went from candidate to candidate, looking for an alternative to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now, out of options, it seems that those who identify themselves as tea party supporters are finally coming home to the presumptive nominee. (snip)
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    04/15/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies ^ | 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,...
  • Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team

    04/14/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 13, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team April 13, 2012, 7:49 pm By Arlen Williams We refer to the fine article in New American, by Bob Adelman, “Romney’s Advisors Are Leftist Elites,” 10/10/2011, for contextual information. Below is the list he provided of Romney’s team, with comments.Gulag Bound has provided fact after fact, after analysis, after warning, after plea. This list alone, should cause the reader to take to the streets, to oppose Mitt Romney.Let us oppose him, not just actively, but like our children’s lives depend on it – in a way that makes a difference and prevents him from...
  • We're All in Trouble

    04/11/2012 4:12:31 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 94 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Now we will put to the test what was always an odd claim, namely that Mitt Romney is well positioned and well equipped to defeat Barack Obama this fall. This is a man who lost by 17 points to an incredibly weakened Ted Kennedy (people forget how vulnerable Kennedy was that year) in one of the most pro-Republican years in history, 1994 (the same year in which Rick Santorum won yet another upset victory); a man who would have been handily defeated if he had run for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2006; and a man who could barely...
  • Dole: Santorum must soon consider dropping out

    03/21/2012 12:25:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21, 2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former senator Bob Dole says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is "getting close to the point" where he'll have to decide whether to stay in the race for the nomination or drop out. In a telephone interview Wednesday, Dole told The Associated Press he was speaking from the experience of staying in the 1988 GOP nomination fight too long.
  • Chris Matthews predicts Romney-Portman

    03/21/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wed, 2012-03-21 | Paul Bedard
    Talk of a Mitt Romney-Rob Portman GOP presidential ticket, a leading pick among Republican insiders, picked up a flashy endorsement Wednesday from long-time political pundit and MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews. “Portman’s probably the best bet,” Matthews told the American Bankers Association convention of the Ohio senator. The former Carter speechwriter and top aide to legendary House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, suggested that the second best pick for Romney would be Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. “I think he’s looking at Virginia and Ohio” as states Romney must carry to beat President Obama, added Matthews. It's an assessment GOP officials...
  • Does Romney really have a lead over Santorum in Michigan? (Short answer: No)

    02/25/2012 9:27:36 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies
    02/25/2012 | Brices Crossroads
    I have watched as the predictable polls have been produced showing Mitt Romney creeping back into the lead in Michigan by the exiguous margin of 1.6% according to the RealClear Politics Average. But is Willard Mitt Romney really ahead or not? No one knows for certain but I have done a little analysis of the polling during this primary season and have come away with several salient factoids. The first is that Romney nearly always overpolls. He was narrowly ahead in Iowa by 1.3% and he lost by .1%. His lead in New Hampshire was 20, while his margin of...
  • Mitt Romney: Registered Democrat

    02/06/2012 8:11:35 AM PST · by mnehring · 61 replies · 1+ views
    Mitt Romney’s 1992 Democratic Primary vote for Paul Tsongas — a technocratic modernizer and reformer, but very much a Democrat — raised some Republican eyebrows last week. What hasn’t been mentioned: Romney’s vote formally enrolled him in the Democratic Party. more…For anyone who either believes in leprechauns or that Mitt Romney is a conservative this should be of significance, especially since his minions haunted this site making much of the fact that Rick Perry was a Democrat before 1989.The speculation is that Romney had originally intended to challenge Ted Kennedy in the Democrat primary then decided to run as a...
  • Majority of Conservatives See Romney as "Acceptable"

    01/10/2012 7:44:03 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 53 replies ^ | January 10, 2012
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Mitt Romney is the now the only candidate that a majority of conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans nationwide see as an "acceptable" GOP nominee for president. Conservative Republicans are more likely to say Romney would be an acceptable nominee than either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.
  • Dems Know Romney Is The Weakest Candidate

    01/10/2012 7:53:46 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 23 replies ^ | January 9, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    "There is a story on the Drudge Report today from Sarah Palin in which Sarah Palin says that the White House wants Mitt Romney to be the Republican nominee. Now, not only did I tell you that the Broncos were gonna beat the Steelers, for months I have been telling you that the Democrats want Romney -- and you all know it. You've been listening here and you've heard people call me and tell me I don't know what I'm talking about, that I'm full of it, that they're scared of Romney".
  • 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...
  • The White House Wants Romney

    01/04/2012 2:04:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Rush ^ | January 4, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Anyway, here's this New York Times story now. It's by Helene Cooper. "Now that Mitt Romney has squeaked through with the narrowest of victories in the Iowa caucuses, President Obama and his campaign aides are facing a conundrum as they decide how to tarnish the man they see as their likely opponent in the battle ahead. Do they go the flip-flopper route? Or do they go the out-of-touch, protector-of-Wall-Street route? The two tactics are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and in fact, the president’s re-election proponents have in recent days been gleefully highlighting both aspects of Mr. Romney’s...
  • Romney: "I Have Very Good Support From Very Conservative Tea Partiers" (video)

    01/03/2012 5:19:35 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "I'll point at my record, and I the nice thing about New Hampshire for instance we looked at the Tea Party voters. Those who identify themselves as Tea Partiers and said, 'Who's your favorite candidate?' I have a good lead with Tea Partiers and people who consider themselves very conservative. So where I'm known pretty well, where my record is pretty well known, why I have very good support from very conservative Tea Partiers," Mitt Romney said when asked how he will make his closing argument to conservatives.
  • Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    01/01/2012 10:59:11 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 1, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear Iowa Caucus participants, You have been told for the better part of year now who it is that you must choose. Beltway insiders have insisted upon thrusting establishment candidates upon you. Libertarian anarchists have swopped into your state shouting that you must support Ron Paul, while toking on the marijuana they soon believe President Paul will make legal. You've been openly mocked by Governor John Huntsman from Utah--who ironically seeks your support. Ann Coulter has defied every conservative principal she's ever espoused by trying to brainwash you into thinking that Mitt Romney is the best that you have to...
  • 'Momentum's Name Is Rick Santorum'

    12/31/2011 5:45:06 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 88 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 31, 3011 | W. James Antle III
    The last Des Moines Register poll before Tuesday's Iowa caucuses was just released. Conducted from Tuesday to Friday, Mitt Romney leads with 24 percent, followed by Ron Paul at 22 percent, and Rick Santorum at 15 percent. Newt Gingrich is at 12 percent, Rick Perry 11 percent, and Michele Bachmann at 7 percent. Consider the last two days of polling separately, however, and it's Romney at 24 percent, Santorum at 21 percent, and Paul in third at 18 percent. "Momentum's name is Rick Santorum," said Register pollster J. Ann Selzer. That said, looking at only the last two days raises...
  • The Retooled, Loose Romney, Guessing Voters’ Age and Ethnicity (often guesses wrong)

    12/28/2011 9:55:58 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | December 27, 2011 | ASHLEY PARKER and MICHAEL BARBARO
    When Mitt Romney introduces himself to voters, he has a peculiar habit of guessing their age or nationality, often incorrectly. (A regular query: “Are you French Canadian?”) When making small talk with locals, he peppers the conversation with curious details. (“We stayed in the Courtyard hotel last night,” he told a woman at a diner. “It’s a LEED-certified hotel.”) And when he encounters a question he particularly dislikes, he smiles politely and behaves as if it never happened. (“Will you put Ron Paul in your cabinet?” a man asked. The candidate turned away, inquiry left unanswered.)
  • Romney's electability ( John Ziegler )

    12/28/2011 11:17:01 AM PST · by reformjoy · 59 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/282011 | John Ziegler
    (excerpt...see article for more!) There are plenty of blatantly incorrect opinions about the Republican presidential primary floating around and some of them are perched in some rather prominent places... ... But none that I have seen has been more obviously and dangerously flawed than John Hawkins' column entitled "7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Electability is a Myth," which was recently posted at Townhall. ...And since Mr. Hawkins gave seven reasons why Romney's electability is a myth, in the spirit of conservative cooperation I offer the seven most underrated reasons that Romney is indeed the most electable Republican presidential candidate....
  • Team Romney Declares Victory, Sees Voting As Mere Formality

    12/27/2011 5:52:49 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 37 replies ^ | 26 December 2011 | Michael Graham
    Unto the manor born, as they say: Romney’s speech was billed by his advisers as his closing argument before the GOP nomination fight kicks off in earnest with the Iowa caucuses on January 3. But you would be forgiven for thinking it sounded more like the opening salvo in a general election. Romney drew no explicit or, really, implicit contrasts with any of his Republican rivals, training his fire exclusively on the Democrat in the Oval Office. His focus reflected a strategy from which his campaign has rarely deviated all year long. But it was also born of a confidence...
  • Mitt Romney touts conservative credentials in new ad [BARF!]

    12/26/2011 1:42:40 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 61 replies · 4+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Dec 26, 2011 | By Shira Schoenberg, Globe Correspondent
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is a conservative. At least, that is the point the former Massachusetts governor is trying to make with a new TV ad airing in Iowa. The new ad, titled “Conservative Agenda,” shows Romney speaking on the stump and meeting with voters, as he makes a series of commitments. “I am going to do something to government. I’m going to make it ‘Simpler, and Smaller, and Smarter,’” Romney says. “Getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states, and finally making government itself more efficient.” Romney pledges to repeal President Obama’s health care overhaul and balance...
  • Romney Picks up Interesting Endorsement

    12/07/2011 10:27:32 AM PST · by pkajj · 17 replies
    KTRH Michael Berry Show ^ | 9/8/2011 | Michael Berry Radio Show
    Commentary from a frequent guest on KTRH's Michael Berry show. Endorsement comes toward the end of the audio.
  • Alec (Baldwin) talks like a Republican

    12/05/2011 4:05:00 AM PST · by lowbridge · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NY Post ^ | December 5, 2011
    Is Alec Baldwin turning into his “30 Rock” character and warming up to Mitt Romney? The outspoken liberal activist who plays Republican Jack Donaghy on NBC sounded like he’d bought into the appeal of the conservative presidential candidate at the Economist Gala on Thursday night, saying, “If Romney is the nominee, we have to get behind him and support that person to be president and give him constructive criticism.”
  • Swinging to Romney

    11/21/2011 6:18:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 124 replies
    Republicans might not particularly like Mitt Romney, but they may have to learn to live with him if they want to take the White House next year. So suggests a poll released today by Purple Strategies, which surveys voters in 12 swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. President Obama's approval rating in the swing states is in peril -- just 41% overall and 37% among independents -- but his saving grace seems to be that voters there are even more sour on the Republican candidates. This critical block...
  • AP source: NH Sen. Ayotte to endorse Romney

    11/19/2011 7:22:45 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 23 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov.19, 2011 | STEVE PEOPLES
    PETERBOROUGH, N.H. (AP) -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is set to win the endorsement of New Hampshire Sen. Kelly Ayotte. An official with knowledge of the endorsement plan says Ayotte will make her endorsement official in a campaign appearance with Romney on Sunday.
  • "GOP Insiders" Who are they ?

    11/19/2011 4:49:05 AM PST · by SMGFan · 46 replies
    Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity have referred to Republican insiders who would prefer lesser Conservative, less Tea Party supported candidates. Rush & Sean of course do not say their names all that often, but may refer to having named them before. Who are they? Are they Krauthammer? Rove? Kristol?
  • Romney asks Patrick aides for copies of communication with Obama officials

    11/17/2011 1:49:22 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/17/2011 | Matt Viser
    ....Patrick, a Democrat, is a close friend and supporter of President Obama, and is expected to play a prominent role in his reelection campaign. “As you know, state law strictly prohibits you and your staff from using public resources for political campaign purposes,” reads a letter sent this afternoon by Matt Rhoades, Romney’s campaign manager. “Under state law, a public employee may not provide services to a candidate or campaign during his or her work hours.” “Nonetheless, it is evident that your office has become an opposition research arm of the Obama reelection campaign,” the letter added, citing Reilly’s comments...
  • Hey, wasn't Romney the "wacky" candidate in 2008? This is how MSM picks our candidates (VANITY)

    11/02/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    This is commentary on how the media picked Saruman(R-AZ) in 2008, in comparison to the current 2012 race. Michelle Bachmann was made to appear 'wacky'. Then Perry, the same. Remember the "big black cloud"? Now the media is trying to say he was drunk at the last debate. Now Cain and this stupid politico scandal. They're being whackified. But what of 2008? Who remembers how Huckabee was made out to be a religious whackjob? Thompson was made out to be a whacko because he didn't even want to be president. And then there's Romney. Romney was a whacko because of...
  • Clinton raps national service cuts Romney joins president to back funding.. (1995)

    10/27/2011 5:44:18 PM PDT · by mnehring · 6 replies
    President Clinton, with Republican businessman Mitt Romney by his side, assailed GOP-controlled congressional panels yesterday for voting to abolish federal aid to the AmeriCorps national service programs, including Boston-based City Year. Meeting in the Cabinet Room with Romney and other AmeriCorps supporters and members, Clinton blamed partisan politics for the attack on his prized community service initiative. City Year, which has expanded to seven cities since it was founded in Boston in 1988, formed the model for AmeriCorps. In Boston, City Year involves more than 300 young people whose duties range from painting church fences to working in schools to...
  • Romney So Far: No Core Beliefs, Many Flip-Flops

    10/26/2011 4:14:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2011 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    Is there anyone sane left in the GOP establishment? Does plain old common sense and gut instinct no longer matter to those who purport to speak for the party? Have conservative principles and traditional values become nothing more than meaningless rhetoric to those so desperate to hang on to imagined power? As the Republican establishment lines up like lemmings behind Mitt Romney, it would be illuminating and in fact critical to look at the news for just the last couple of days with regard to this untethered and pliable candidate. A good place to start would be Romney refusing to...
  • Does Romney Have a "Nixon Problem"?

    10/26/2011 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | October 26, 2011 | Michael Medved
    A ghost from 1968 haunts the campaign of Mitt Romney—and no, it’s not the memory of his father, the late Michigan Gov. George Romney, who stumbled as a leading GOP contender 43 years ago. For the younger Romney, the more worrisome blast from the past involves the campaign of Richard Nixon, who ultimately won the nomination by default but never managed to inspire real enthusiasm from the party faithful. As with Mitt, nearly all Republicans considered Nixon acceptable as a standard bearer as the former vice president positioned himself in the safe center of the party.But grassroots activists felt far...
  • I KNEW IT !!! (re. Romney)

    10/25/2011 9:40:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Told you this guy was BAD news... The Inevitable One Just popped over to Intrade to check out the latest odds on the GOP primary race, and although the punters are still piling the chips high on Romney, a harsh reality was laid bare... Not this one, people... NEVER! More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • George Will: Romney is the Republican Party's Dukakis (he's calling Romney a statist)

    10/24/2011 7:23:16 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Youtube direct ^ | George Will
    It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology.
  • Lovable? No. Electable? Probably. Romney's relationship with the GOP electorate

    10/24/2011 1:50:34 PM PDT · by SoonerStorm09 · 14 replies
    Red Dirt Report ^ | October 23, 2011 | Andrew W. Griffin
    OKLAHOMA CITY – So, how excited were the good, conservative folks at the Jim Thorpe Sports Hall of Fame Museum when Republican Mitt Romney arrived there Friday morning for a fundraising event? They weren't really. There was polite applause and a "Wow, it's the GOP presidential frontrunner - in the buckle of the Red State Bible Belt! Gee whiz!" reaction. Yeah, there was some "enthusiasm, but it was more subdued than you would have guessed.This reporter came in expecting throngs. Perhaps a lot of them were "busy" or didn't have the spare $20.12 for a ticket. Regardless, Mitt Romney was...
  • Electoral Math Update: Why Obama wants Romney, Perry

    10/19/2011 10:35:19 PM PDT · by parksstp · 23 replies · 1+ views
    270 to win dot com ^ | 10--20-2011 | Parksstp
    The Link above says it all. This is the Map that President Obama and his team of political advisors will strive for in 2012. With the economy further deteriorating, his chances of re-election seem bleak. But the Electoral College provides one clear, very plausible path to reelection. In essence, the strategy is the following: (1) Hold the Solid Blue states that have not voted Republican in the last 24 years (2) Maintain the gains made in Hispanic Voters By AND (3) Using the Weakness of Romney/Perry in a particular State to keep it Blue (4) Cede the “Fickle 5” (as...
  • Romney the Electable?

    10/01/2011 4:09:59 PM PDT · by delacoert · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2011 | Aaron Reber
    Are you sick and tired yet of hearing about Mitt Romney being the "most electable" candidate? I am. Lately, via the media and our own RNC elites, we have been fed this constant drivel about the electability of Mitt Romney. The same tired story goes that, because Romney was the centrist Republican governor of a blue state, he has the widest voter appeal, and thus the best chance to win in a general election. This is a bad joke. Now, I'm no beltway "expert." However, I've had the opportunity to work on campaigns ranging from U.S. Senate down to City...
  • Bill Clinton Praises Two GOP Candidates

    09/20/2011 4:51:06 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 34 replies
    Bill Clinton Praises Two GOP Candidates GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman received some unsolicited praise from a former president today, though it might not be from the one they were hoping for. In an interview with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer, former President Bill Clinton lauded the two former governors for addressing climate change on the stump. When Blitzer asked Clinton to list the candidates he liked and the ones he was concerned about, the former president said: ” Well, it appears that Gov. Huntsman and Gov. Romney, at least, have not come out in just flat out denial...
  • What Bill Clinton thinks of GOP 2012ers

    07/04/2011 5:38:36 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    Politico ^ | 4 July 2011 | Mike Allen
    ASPEN, Col. — Bill Clinton thinks Mitt Romney is much improved from his last presidential run, admits he kind of likes Jon Huntsman, and says Michele Bachmann is looking like “a better candidate" than he thought. ... “But, y’know, I like the governors: I like Huntsman and Romney. Romney’s a MUCH better candidate than he was last time, because he’s not apologizing for signing the health-care bill. He’s got another creative way of saying we oughta repeal Obamacare, but that’s prob’ly the price of gettin’ the nomination. “Huntsman hasn’t said what he’s for yet, but I just kinda like him....
  • Early lead in polls no indication of GOP nominee: Romney grabs momentum, but race is wide open

    07/03/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July3, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    Coming out of the July 4th weekend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in the crowded Republican field of White House hopefuls — though history suggests the early lead in the polls won’t necessarily make him a shoo-in at the ballot box. Polling this far out from the first vote being cast can be a shaky barometer for who will emerge victorious from the grueling primary process. Just ask former House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — each of whom sprinted out to...
  • Al Warms To Mitt (Excellent Reason Not To Vote For Him)

    06/16/2011 5:12:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2011 | Staff
    Election 2012: GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has a new, not-so-welcome friend: Al Gore, who extolled the candidate's promise to fight hard against global warming. Does Gore think Romney can't win? The former vice president, who has devoted his post-electoral career to climate change fanaticism, this week gave the former Massachusetts governor kudos on the issue closest to Gore's heart. "Good for Mitt Romney," Gore blogged Wednesday afternoon. "While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party." At a recent New Hampshire town hall...
  • Romney: “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party”

    06/14/2011 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/14/2011 | Alex Pappas
    “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.”
  • Rivals see New Hampshire as the place to deny Romney front-runner

    06/12/2011 3:48:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 06/11/2011 | Philip Elliott
    STRATHAM, N.H. – Mitt Romney's political backyard is the most promising terrain in his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination. It's also the most perilous. The former governor from neighboring Massachusetts has a vacation place in New Hampshire, so the state really is his second home. He's well known and well established here, and he's putting more emphasis on the Granite State, which holds the nation's first primary, than he did four years ago. He'll be in Manchester for a seven-candidate debate Monday night. But the state's proximity to Massachusetts is a two-edged sword. Voters know a lot about...
  • Palin’s Mandate Hypocrisy (Pay attention to Mitt! He's the Real Deal!! Sob!)

    06/02/2011 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | June 2, 2011 | Zac Morgan
    On the day Mitt Romney formally announced his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, former Alaska Governor took a shot at his Massachusetts health care plan by criticizing government mandates. RealClearPolitics reports: ‘[E]ven on a state level and a local level, mandates coming from a governing body, it’s tough for a lot of us to accept because we have great faith in the private sector and in our own families and in our businessmen and women in making decisions for ourselves,’ Palin said. ‘Not any level of government telling us what to do.’ And yet… even her home state of...
  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

    06/02/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 11 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | June 2 | Henry D'Andrea
    I’m not saying every tea partier is against Mitt Romney, but many prominent Tea Party groups are saying no to Romney for President. FreedomWorks, an influential Washington-based group working within the Tea Party movement, say they do not support Mitt Romney for President, because of his moderate record as governor. The group’s communications director said, it’s because “Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much.” Brendan Steinhauser, the group’s liaison to smaller, grassroots organizations said, Romney is, “inauthentic.” They also have some beef with RomneyCare. Also, the Tea Party organization’s president and CEO Matt Kibbe was...
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president," says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. "She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run." "I don't think she's going to run," says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. "She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she's doing now and say that she's found a way to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • Romney and Palin lead smaller 2012 Republican field (Tied within the margin of error)

    05/26/2011 1:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011 | David Morgan
    White House hopefuls Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin lead a narrower field of potential rivals for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, according to a poll released on Thursday. The Gallup survey is the organization's first since Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and real estate mogul Donald Trump opted out of the slowly evolving primary race. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and so far the apparent front-runner, led Palin by 17 percent to 15 percent, well within the poll's 4 percentage points margin of error. Texas Representative Ron Paul ranked third at 10 percent. But the...