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  • Mitt Romney Often Wonders Why He Stayed Out of 2016 Presidential Race

    10/29/2016 9:09:19 AM PDT · by kevcol · 96 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 26, 2016 | Margaret Chadbourn
    "I get asked on a regular basis, 'Boy, why aren't you running this year?' I ask myself that a lot too. But I did that once," Romney said. He made self-deprecating jokes about his loss to President Barack Obama in 2012, borrowing a line from Democrat Walter Mondale, who lost to Ronald Reagan in the 1984 presidential election: "All my life I wanted to run for president in the worst way, and that's what I did." He laughed about how much fun he had running in the 2012 race, encouraging the audience at an event hosted by the U.S. Chamber...
  • Obama Is Attempting To Completely Rewrite How He Treated Mitt Romney In 2012

    08/04/2016 12:41:04 AM PDT · by V K Lee · 15 replies
    http://ijr.com/ ^ | 8/3/16 | Andrew Clark
    The political-media establishment has provided more than a few tempting targets to push back on in the past 48 hours, but nothing rankles me more than the sudden nostalgia liberal Democrats are heaping on Mitt Romney. Trump has inspired some sort of Romney renaissance among the left, openly telling Republicans and the media how much they admired and respected the last Republican candidate; that he was at least fit to lead! As an operative who worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, I can tell you that this hilariously bogus argument from the left lacks even a modicum of self-awareness. Yet...
  • Romney: Trump victory 'very possible'

    07/29/2016 5:23:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 29, 2016 | Jessie Hellman
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president, said it's "very possible" Donald Trumpwill win the election, though probably not in a landslide. “To be honest, it’s very possible in my view that Trump wins,” Romney said on the Radio Free GOP podcast released two weeks ago, first reported by Buzzfeed . “I wouldn’t think it’d be by a landslide, but I think he could win. I think he could lose, I think he could lose by a landslide. But, I don’t know which it’s going to be, and a lot of that depends on what happens to Hillary Clinton....
  • Mitt Romney Thinks Donald Trump Could Win The Election (Audio)

    07/29/2016 4:23:34 PM PDT · by orchestra · 33 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 7/29/2016 | Andrew Kaczynski
    Former Republican nominee Mitt Romney said earlier this month he thought Donald Trump could win the presidency, citing Hillary Clinton’s high unfavorable numbers and the unpredictability of the race. Romney was speaking with Republican consultant Mike Murphy’s Radio Free GOP podcast released two weeks ago when he made the comments. “You have to give Donald Trump credit, he was able to bring a rhetoric and a style that he had perfected over his career to the political sphere and connect with people and become the nominee,” Romney said. “Despite the fact that I and a lot of other people thought...
  • Top former Romney aide launches anti-Trump super PAC

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, a new super PAC has formed with the intention of taking down Donald Trump. The group, which is called Our Principles PAC, is founded by Katie Packer, a veteran Republican strategist who served as deputy campaign manager on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Coulter on Palin: Let’s face it, she’s probably not electable

    09/06/2011 7:25:45 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 271 replies · 1+ views
    Hotair ^ | 09/06/2011 | Allahpundit
    Interesting segment, not because Coulter’s advancing any new criticisms of Palin but because she’s willing to acknowledge openly the political risk on the right in criticizing her in the first place. According to Coulter, conservatives refuse to challenge Palin publicly because they don’t want to deal with the hate mail from her supporters. That’s part of it, I’m sure — by now, all columnists and bloggers know what awaits after criticizing Palin or, say, Ron Paul — but I suspect the better part is that there’s simply no faster ticket to RINOville among some grassroots conservatives than uttering a discouraging...
  • Romney is a Weird Robot, Conservatives Hate Him-But His Bigger Problem is He's a Mormon (Barf Alert)

    06/21/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Hartford Advocate ^ | June 21, 2011 | Nick Keppler
    Mitt Romney is on track to get the Republican nomination for president the same way his 2008 rival John McCain did. The former Massachusetts governor was the runner-up in the last open primary and is not facing anyone strong enough to knock him out of his place in line. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll found 30 percent of likely GOP voters would back Romney. Second, at 14 percent, was Sarah Palin, who is: a) not yet running, and b) not yet literate. This is in spite of party purists' fury over Romney's record of helping people and running...
  • Palin in New Hampshire tomorrow on the same day as Romney announcement for running for President

    06/01/2011 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    Real Clear Politics Reporter Scott Conroy. RealClearScott Palin in NH tomorrow on Romney's announcement day. Total coincidence. Just like her planned IA & SC visits. Oh boy it's on!
  • David Frum Pretty Upset the Media’s Covering Governor Palin and Ignoring Mitt Romney.

    06/01/2011 5:07:56 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | Wednesday June 1, 2011 | Doug Brady
    Cry me a river: Sarah Palin has mesmerized the cable shows by revving a bus and riding a Harley.[...] Meanwhile, the man who was and is the actual front-runner in the Republican presidential race rates barely a mention in the media commentary.I’m talking about Mitt Romney of course, the former governor of Massachusetts who has polled first in almost every Republican presidential preference poll since January 2009. Yet somehow the commentariat will not believe it.It’s truly amazing anyone still listens to this moron, but his musings do undeniably provide comic relief.  A few days ago I observed him on TV (can’t...
  • Romney to endorse Handel in Georgia runoff ("Me, too! Me, too!")

    07/21/2010 10:32:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | July 21, 2010 | Peter Hamby
    A day after advancing to Georgia's Republican gubernatorial runoff as the favorite to win the nomination, Karen Handel picked up the support of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, CNN has learned. "A successful businesswoman and public servant, Karen Handel's blend of executive, political, and business experience is just what Georgia needs at this critical time," Romney said in a statement Wednesday. "The leadership skills that she has honed in both the private and public sectors will enable her to make tough decisions and enact the reforms needed to get the economy back on track and foster job creation." Handel and...
  • Beyond Palin: Assessing the Rest of the GOP Presidential Field (2 Faced Romney strikes again)

    07/15/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 235 replies
    Time ^ | July 15, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    Sarah Palin's recent web video making a pitch to conservative women may have again shifted the political spotlight to the former governor of Alaska, but more than a half dozen other GOP hopefuls are toying seriously with a presidential run this summer. ......................................................... Still, few express much regard for Palin's ultimate chances. One adviser to Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and, by traditional standards, the putative 2012 frontrunner, says of Palin, "She's not a serious human being." Another Romney intimate warns, "If she's standing up there in a debate and the answers are more than 15 seconds long, she's...
  • GOP wishy-washy on Mitt Romney support

    07/10/2010 8:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 3+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s campaigned hard for Republicans across the country as he eyes a presidential run in 2012, earned high praise but couldn’t secure a solid endorsement from some GOP governors yesterday. “I think he’s going to be one of several people that are going to be seriously considered for the nomination,” said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was recently elected after Romney helped his campaign. “He’s an incredibly talented spokesman for the conservative cause.” Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declined to comment on Romney’s 2012 chances yesterday, saying he’s too busy running his own state. Crist...
  • Romney Can Kiss the 2012 South Carolina Primary GOOD-BYE!

    06/22/2010 7:52:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    June 22, 2010 | vanity
    The elections of Nikki Haley, who is poised to become the first female/first Indian governor of South Carolina and Tim Scott, poised to become the second black Republican congressman to serve in Congress (and who won against a segregationist's son, Paul Thurmond) were momentous and historical for all the obvious reasons... That being said, I do not expect the lamestream media to give these stories as much coverage as they deserve mainly because their "conservatives want segregation back" mantra is quite frankly the only age-old tactic liberals have to rely on for any hope of keeping their shackles on the...
  • Romney Spokesman: Endorsements Are "Nice" But Don't Really Matter (barf alert)

    06/19/2010 8:54:02 AM PDT · by curth · 41 replies · 396+ views
    .conservatives4palin ^ | FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 | By Doug Brady
    Immediately after Nikki Haley's overwhelming victory in the South Carolina Primary, we noted Team Mitt's panic over the credit Governor Palin received: It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd. [...] This is classic Mitt Romney. When all the mud was flying and Governor Palin publicly and steadfastly stood...
  • Palin makes Mitt come out from under his desk

    06/09/2010 2:48:43 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 41 replies · 98+ views
    conservatives4Palin ^ | 06/09/10 | Doug Brady
    It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd. Via the Politico: Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Mitt Romney will soon travel to South Carolina to stump for Nikki Haley in the state’s runoff of the GOP nomination for governor.
  • Palin, Romney Play Chess in Primaries

    06/08/2010 1:09:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 135+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6/8/10 | Alan Mascarenhas
    The 2012 presidential election may be 29 months away, but the potential players are stalking each other like chess grandmasters. Tonight's round of gubernatorial and Senate primaries could provide early indicators of who is most shrewdly mobilizing their pieces into position. Three states with big races on Tuesday represent potential game-changers in 2012. Iowa and South Carolina occupy key early positions in the presidential-primary calendar, while California boasts a mother lode of winner-take-all delegates. For presumed hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee, the calculation is simple. Endorse a statewide candidate who wins (both tonight and in November's...
  • The 3-S Test [Surprise! Lefty thinks Mitt, not Sarah, "Safe, Sane and Selfless" candidate for 2012]

    06/03/2010 11:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 612+ views
    The Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | June 2, 2010 | Ted S. McGregor Jr. , Editor and Publisher
    Sometime around the time Barack Obama won the White House, I started wondering who would inherit the Republican Party. I have to admit I felt a little schadenfreude when George and Dick drove the GOP off a cliff, but I also named this space “Common Ground” for a reason. We need to focus on what unites us more than the things that divide us. Here’s some common ground: We need two functioning political parties to continue to meet the challenges of our times. Unlike Karl Rove, I don’t want one party to run the country. Hammering out public policy through...
  • Sarah Palin Surpasses Mitt Romney As GOP Frontrunner At Intrade

    05/03/2010 1:14:07 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 38 replies · 976+ views
    Mitt Romney has been the frontrunner for several months but Sarah Palin has been steadily climbing and closing the gap. It is essentially dead even, as of today, but for the first time she has a small lead and it is expected she will pull ahead. Intrade represents a type of stock market which trades in predictions regarding outcomes of future events. If you believe that Sarah Palin will be the Republican nominee in 2012, you can purchase a "contract" for the prevailing price, currently 25.8. Romney is currently 26.0. This price is determined by the contact traders themselves (anyone...
  • A Campaign Begins Today (Do you want Lord Cornwallis Leading us?)

    03/22/2010 6:38:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies · 834+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 22, 2010 | Mitt Romney
    America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better.
  • McCain, Palin to campaign together in Arizona

    03/15/2010 8:25:03 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 211 replies · 3,423+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-03-15
    PHOENIX (AP) — John McCain and Sarah Palin are scheduled to campaign together in Arizona next week for the first time since they conceded the presidential election in Phoenix in 2008. Palin and McCain will be at a rally and picnic in Tucson on March 26, followed the next day by a rally in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa.