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  • Mitt Romney was once head of ‘Never Trump,’ but now he’s weighing in on a Trump ‘win’

    07/30/2016 11:10:43 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 97 replies
    BPR Biz Pac Review ^ | July 30, 2016 | Michael Dorstewitz
    Although he withheld his support from Donald Trump throughout the primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney admitted Trump could win the Nov. 8 general election and become the 45th U.S. president. “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. Despite the fact that I and a lot of other people thought he would not be an ideal nominee, he is. At this stage, it’s rougher going, but I can’t predict what’s gonna...
  • 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....
  • GOP National Committeeman: Romney Heading Up ‘National Movement’ Against Trump

    07/12/2016 8:11:15 PM PDT · by maggief · 113 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | July 12, 2016 | Kerry Picket
    CLEVELAND, Ohio — A Republican National Committeeman from Oregon warned reporters Tuesday that 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney is attempting to foil Donald Trump’s nomination at the GOP convention next week. Solomon Yue, a member of the RNC’s Standing Rules Committee, made these remarks after the committee adjourned Tuesday afternoon. Different from the Convention Rules Committee, which holds jurisdiction over the 2016 convention rules, the standing committee found itself responding to inquiries relating to whether or not certain delegates can vote in opposition to the results of their state primary on the first ballot of the nomination process. The Convention...
  • Mitt Romney: Family still encouraging me to jump into 2016 race

    06/30/2016 9:54:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 30, 2016 | David Sherfinski
    With just a few weeks to go until the GOP convention, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney says he’s still getting some encouragement from his family to jump into the 2016 race for the White House. “My wife and kids wanted me to run again this time,” Mr. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said this week at the “Aspen Ideas Festival.” “I’ve got some kids — I got an email from one of my sons yesterday saying ‘you gotta get in, Dad — you gotta get in,’ ” he said....
  • Romney Says Family Still Wants Him To Run; Guess What's Holding Him Up From Jumping In

    06/30/2016 6:22:52 AM PDT · by WayneDupreeShow · 57 replies
    Newsninja2012 ^ | 6-30-16 | Wayne Dupree
    Mitt Romney? With his money, he should open a new retirement home and just look the window and count the birds flying by. He has nothing to offer but his memoirs on how he ruined many businesses. The real character of those we thought were men of honor and integrity has been revealed. How easily they make promises when convenient and then break their pledge when they find the giving inconvenient. Such is the establishment. From The Hill: Mitt Romney said on Wednesday that his family wanted him to get in the presidential race early on — and that at...
  • Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump

    06/12/2016 7:55:11 AM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    MSN News ^ | June 12, 2016 | JULIE BYKOWICZ
    Donald Trump can be an effective president, and he's going to win with you or without you, Republican Chairman Reince Priebus told several hundred of the party's top donors and strategists Saturday. Trump is setting a dangerous example for Americans by promoting "trickle-down racism," and the party must look beyond this presidential election to find its future, the 2012 nominee Mitt Romney told the same group later that morning. Delivered within moments of each other at Romney's annual business and politics summit at a five-star ski resort, those opposite messages were enough to cause whiplash. That's a hazard of being...
  • Romney rips 2016 also-rans for losing to Trump

    06/11/2016 1:33:35 PM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 148 replies
    Politico ^ | June 11, 2016 | By Alex Isenstadt
    Mitt Romney laid into the large and rambunctious group of 2016 Republican candidates here on Saturday, arguing that they deserved a share of blame for the rise of Donald Trump. During a question-and-answer session with CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer before around 250 Republican donors gathered here for the Romney-hosted Experts and Enthusiasts summit, the former Massachusetts governor said this year’s group of primary candidates misplayed their hand. By spending months attacking each other and ignoring Trump, he argued, they made a severe tactical error that allowed Trump — who Romney has criticized as a "con man" and a "fraud" —...
  • Romney gathers 'NeverTrump' crowd for Utah retreat

    06/10/2016 4:08:31 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 97 replies
    WND ^ | Cheryl Chumley
    Mitt Romney, the twice-failed Republican candidate for president, has kicked off a weekend convention of fellow-minded “NeverTrump-ers,” hosting a retreat at a secluded Utah spot so they can gather and talk without worry of media coverage and condemnation about how they should proceed politically, if the billionaire businessman wins the White House. It’s called the “Experts and Enthusiasts Summit,” or “E2” summit, and it’s set at the Stein Eriksen Lodge Deer Valley in Park City, the Washington Post reported. Reportedly, those in attendance will talk about their plans to take down Trump with a third-party candidate. Such talk was going...
  • Gingrich: Romney’s anti-Trump efforts ‘pathetic’

    05/23/2016 3:39:09 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2016 | Mark Hensch
    Newt Gingrich on Monday panned Mitt Romney’s campaign against Donald Trump as a weak effort that had not hurt the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. “It’s pathetic,” he said in an interview with The Wall Street Journal. "I don’t know what happened to Mitt, but it is weird; it is bizarre. Having a guy like that go berserk in public makes you wonder what his problems are." Romney has emerged as one of the biggest critics of Trump, and earier this year gave a speech that excorciated him. “Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” he said on March 3 at...
  • Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate

    05/18/2016 12:51:18 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 125 replies ^ | Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN
    Mitt Romney ends recruiting efforts for an independent candidate By Eric Bradner and Jim Acosta, CNN Updated 3:01 PM ET, Wed May 18, 2016 Washington (CNN)Mitt Romney won't launch a third-party presidential campaign of his own and has stopped trying to recruit somebody else to do it. The 2012 Republican nominee had attempted to recruit a challenger to Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. But prospects like Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said no, and Romney is now dropping his efforts, a source familiar with Romney's thinking told CNN. The news was first reported by Yahoo News.
  • Romney encouraged senator to launch independent bid against Trump, Clinton

    05/15/2016 12:49:08 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | May 15, 2016 | Eric Bradner and Kevin Bohn
    Mitt Romney made an unsuccessful effort to recruit Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse as a third-party presidential candidate to challenge Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, a source with knowledge of the efforts confirmed to CNN Sunday. Sasse, the freshman Republican, has emerged as one of Trump's foremost critics from the right. Romney and Sasse have talked, the source said, and Romney encouraged Sasse to seriously consider a run... But Sasse is refusing to enter the race... At the Nebraska GOP convention, Sasse was rebuked through a resolution that was overwhelmingly approved by Republicans there who argued that his position would only...
  • Trump can take at least six states Romney lost and win in November

    03/23/2016 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/23/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Willard Romney lost in 2012 because he was a terrible candidate who, by Election Day, showed he would rather lose than appeal to conservatives. Romney won only the states he was supposed to win; nothing more. His attitude that “looking good but losing was better than appealing to conservatives” chased some 4 million conservative voters away. He followed George W. Bush’s stupid lead and did not fight back against Harry Reid’s lies about his failing to pay his taxes. Instead he allowed himself to be mocked and led around by the nose by Reid and the media over a totally...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Mixed up Man’ Mitt Romney’s Vote for Ted Cruz Is ‘Good for Me’

    03/19/2016 12:24:18 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump blasted 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Twitter for Romney’s earlier tweet on Friday declaring he will vote for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Utah on Tuesday.
  • Voters get mad at Romney, double down on Trump

    03/05/2016 6:44:39 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 79 replies
    The Star ^ | 3/4/2016 | Alexander Panetta
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—The establishment of the Republican party is playing with fire by seeking to smother Donald Trump. Because the embers of rebellion are crackling in this Florida retirement community. Trump-supporting seniors here are unfalteringly determined to cross the street in two weeks, enter the local polling station, and vote for the swirly-haired scourge of party elites. They exude indifference to an anybody-but-Trump strategy, articulated by Mitt Romney and proposed by the party bigshots desperate to wrest the nomination on the convention floor. The party’s 2012 nominee proposed the following: Voters should rally behind Marco Rubio in the March 15...
  • Is Romney throwing his hat in the ring?

    03/03/2016 10:07:33 AM PST · by BlueNgold · 80 replies
    Free Republic | 3/3/16 | BnG
    Romney just advocated two things: 1. Denying Trump the nomination through a split vote in key high delegate states. For all intents and purposes advocating a brokered convention. 2. He is the one who can best articulate both why Trump is wrong and why Clinton is wrong My conclusion below...
  • Hey Republicans -- Don't screw this up

    02/15/2016 5:51:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Fox ^ | February 15, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    The race for the White House comes down to one simple question. Who do you want nominating justices to the highest court in the land -- a Johnny-come-lately conservative or a proven constitutional conservative? Now -- I want to say something to all you folks out there who profess to be good churchgoing Christians. You could have prevented this from happening. But you refused to vote for Mitt Romney. You said he was too liberal. You said he was a Mormon. So you stayed home -- and Barack Obama got re-elected. To paraphrase Bonhoeffer: not to vote is to vote....
  • The GOP's real pickle: If/when Trump bows out (Naturally they talked to Romney's aides)

    07/29/2015 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 29, 2015 | Daniel Libit
    For Republicans eager to cast The Donald out of the GOP presidential primary, a warning: The only thing more difficult than a Trump in the race, may be a Trump who's no longer in the race. The apoplexy over how much damage Trump is doing to the party brand—and its eventual non-Trump nominee—in his present role as a recalcitrant, incendiary, front-running candidate, may well be trumped (if you will) by the fulminations and machinations of an ex-candidate. It would be one thing if Trump went graciously and serenely into surrogacy, whenever that moment came, giving a no-strings-attached endorsement to the...
  • York: Romney's timidity on court's immigration ruling

    06/25/2012 7:51:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Monday June 25, 2012 | Byron York
    In Arizona v. United States, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the federal government has no basis to nullify the "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's immigration law. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, moderate Anthony Kennedy, liberals Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- even Obama appointee Sonia Sotomayor -- all shot down the administration's effort to stop that part of the law. (Obama appointee Elena Kagan stayed out of it because she had taken part in the action as a member of the administration.) Yet even with that unanimity -- a position supported, if the polls are...
  • 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...
  • Romney's Position on Obama's Unilateral Amnesty Pronouncement, Should Be

    06/17/2012 12:48:06 PM PDT · by dps.inspect · 19 replies
    6/17/2012 | Me Again
    Romney should not enter into this argument on Obama's terms, i.e., argue against amnesty or the dream act, but only to say, "the President has no authority to make this kind of unilateral decision... instead, this is something American society, through our elected officials, must hammer out". He needs to focus his argument on the idea, that for Obama, words have no meaning. He should show Obama's words from last year where the President said he had to follow the law and that he was powerless to make the kinds of changes he just made this last week. Then extend...
  • Sarah Palin Concerned Romney and the GOP Elite Don’t Have the Guts to Fight

    05/22/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | May 21, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Appearing on Monday’s Hannity, Sarah Palin minced no words by saying nothing was “off the table” when it comes to vetting Barack Obama. There was a group that wanted to revisit Obama’s past associations, including Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the radical Marxist preacher whose church Obama sat in for 20 years, and now claims was pressured to stay quiet about Obama. Mitt Romney, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and many other GOP establishment leaders have chastised those who would talk about Wright. Never mind the democrats are already raising money off this issue. As Sarah notes, nothing can be left...
  • Romney Is Wrong on Wright

    05/19/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Saturday May 19, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    According to the Times, the Romney team has decided not to assail Obama's "likability," for fear personal attacks will backfire with independents. Message to the Republican establishment:  do not muzzle those of us who want to focus on Obama's troubling history with angry Marxists, black and white, including Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers.   This is not about race.  It is about knowing who Obama is, understanding what he has already done to our country, and what he is capable of doing.  The issue of Rev erend Wright is not peripheral, it is central.  It gets to the heart of the...
  • Mark Levin rails against Romney camp for avoiding Rev. Wright issue

    05/19/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/18/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Yesterday it was reported by Guy Benson at that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, did something he was reluctant to do during his primary fight: He “repudiated” the efforts of a political action committee to attack one of his opponents. On his Thursday radio show, Levin suggested highlighting Rev. Wright was being “repudiated” because it would be interpreted as racist. “In the next six months, this campaign, or however long it goes — listen to me, but don’t listen to me,” Levin said. “Don’t bring up Rev. Wright, because the Obama campaign says if...
  • Herman Cain: Rev. Wright is ‘fair game’

    05/18/2012 3:40:46 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/18/2012 | By MJ LEE
    Herman Cain is denouncing Democrats for suggesting that attacking President Barack Obama’s connections to Rev. Jeremiah Wright is racist, saying that using the reverend to go after the president is “fair game.” “It is fair if someone wants to highlight the Rev. Jeremiah Wright and his relationship with Barack Obama because, quite frankly, it wasn’t highlighted enough in 2008 when he was running for president the first time,” Cain told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News on Thursday. “This administration, which has been shown to go after people who donate to Mitt Romney and try and slander their reputation, then,...
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads:
  • Romney rejects using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright against Obama

    05/17/2012 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney says he rejects efforts to use President Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, insisting the campaign should remain focused on the economy. "I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described," Romney said in an interview with "I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity—particularly for those in the middle class of America."
  • Demand a Romney/Gingrich Debate!

    04/12/2012 8:38:01 AM PDT · by Mr. K · 37 replies ^ | 4/12/12 | myself
    Now that the choices are narrowed we should have a Gingrich-Romney debate They would have more time than ever before to say their side, and Gingrich would get a lot of time to speak
  • Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum Agree to Texas GOP Debate [Mitt will "weigh the invitation"]

    03/31/2012 1:51:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum have agreed to a debate in May sponsored by the Texas Republican party. “Both my staff and myself have reached out to the campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and have been told that they are considering attending the debate,” state-party chairman Steve Munisteri says in a press release. The statement notes:.....
  • Ann Romney: No more debates for Mitt

    02/25/2012 2:14:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/12 | Keith Laing
    Ann Romney: No more debates for MittBy Keith Laing - 02/25/12 03:10 PM ET Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife Ann said the former Massachusetts governor would not participate in any more debates in the GOP primary. Introducing Romney before his speech to the conservative group Americans For Prosperity's forum in Troy, Mich., Ann Romney said that she decided that her husband should stop debating the other Republican candidates. "I've also decided no more debates," Ann Romney said to laugher in her introduction of her husband. "If we do another debate, he's going to sit in the audience and watch...
  • Romney, Santorum to Skip March 1 Debate

    02/16/2012 12:45:46 PM PST · by KansasGirl · 269 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | 2/16/12 | Sarah B. Boxer
    The front of the GOP pack will be absent at the March 1 debate in Atlanta sponsored by CNN and the Georgia Republican Party, CBS News/National Journal has learned. The Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum campaigns said they have decided to skip the debate, throwing into question whether it will happen as planned. "With eight other states voting on March 6, we will be campaigning in other parts of the country and unable to schedule the CNN Georgia debate," Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul said. "We have participated in 20 debates, including eight from CNN." The 20 debates include one scheduled for...
  • Mitt Romney to skip last pre-Super Tuesday debate [GA], and Rick Santorum likely to join him

    02/16/2012 12:42:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2012 | Aaron Blake, with Amy Gardner and Rosalind S. Helderman - The Fix
    Mitt Romney will not take part in March 1 debate in Georgia, the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 6, his campaign said Thursday. And Rick Santorum looks like he will sit it out as well. [snip] By not attending the debate, Romney’s campaign appears to be trying to de-emphasize its importance and instead relying on his overwhelming financial advantage on the airwaves. Romney’s campaign and a super PAC supporting him have all but drowned out their opponents with ads. The debate is in the state Gingrich represented in the U.S. House, but both Romney and Santorum have signaled...
  • Milquetoast Won’t Get It, Mitt

    01/29/2012 4:20:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1+ views ^ | January 29, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    This Tuesday, voters in Florida will have their chance to tell the country which Republican candidate they favor. The winner will say the people have spoken, thank them for their support and move on. The losers will say they’re moving on to the next primary. The media and DC powerbrokers will hype it all like it matters, but if it goes the way they’re predicting, the way they want, nothing will change. Given the millions of dollars he’s dumped into the state, both directly and through supportive SuperPACs, and the early voting in Florida, Mitt Romney is expected to win....
  • Gingrich Rips Romney, Setting Stage for Debate Fireworks

    01/26/2012 3:51:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 26, 2012 | Erin McPike
    MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich trained his full arsenal of weaponry on Mitt Romney at a rally here Thursday morning, charging that his opponent wouldn't stand up to President Obama in a general election and questioning his commitment to the GOP. It was the harshest critique Gingrich has leveled to date and may be a reflection of his slackened showing in the polls. It also underscored Gingrich's strategy of capitalizing on the free media and momentum he tends to capture in debates; tonight CNN is hosting the final debate before Florida voters render their judgment on Tuesday, and the...
  • Voters head to polls in SC as Mitt Romney belittles Gingrich and does his own laundry

    01/21/2012 2:02:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 147 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 21, 2012 | Matt Viser and Michael Levenson,
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Voters battled rainstorms and tornado warnings as they streamed to the polls here today, capping a tumultuous and at times politically dizzying week of events that, by tonight, could potentially reshape the Republican presidential nomination process once more. Extending a more aggressive phase of his campaign, Mitt Romney today renewed attacks on Newt Gingrich, calling on the former House speaker to release records related to his role consulting Freddie Mac, the quasi-public lending agency that many blame for accelerating the housing crisis. “I’d like to see what he actually told Freddie Mac,” Romney told reporters after visiting...
  • Romney calls on Gingrich to release House Ethics report

    01/20/2012 12:46:34 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/12 12:28 PM ET | Cameron Joseph
    GILBERT, S.C. — Mitt Romney and a top surrogate called for Newt Gingrich, Romney's chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, to release the House Ethics Committee report that led to a reprimand of Gingrich and a $300,000 fine. After Romney was pressed on his tax returns, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) stepped in and interrupted Romney. "The people of South Carolina are not talking about tax returns. They're not. They're talking about jobs, spending and the economy," she said before taking a shot at Gingrich, who is neck and neck with Romney in recent polls of South Carolina. "In all...
  • Mitt Romney Responds To Newt Gingrich Calling Him A Liar: ‘I Don’t Know Why He’s So Angry’

    01/17/2012 12:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2:29 pm, January 3rd, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    On her show today, radio host Laura Ingraham gave Mitt Romney an opportunity to respond to comments made by rival candidate Newt Gingrich this morning on the CBS Early Show. Gingrich, you’ll recall, referred to the former governor as a “liar” and a “Massachusetts moderate” rather than a true conservative. RELATED: Newt Gingrich: Mitt Romney Is A Liar, ‘Massachusetts Moderate’Mitt Romney’s response was pretty much classic Mitt Romney: “Well, I don’t know why he’s so angry.”“Well,” said Ingraham, “he’s angry because he sees himself lacerated in commercial after commercial and he gets a 98.6 percent pro-life voting record yet, you...
  • Gingrich: Romney owes it to voters to release tax returns

    01/17/2012 12:48:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies · 1+ views
    latimes ^ | January 17, 2012, 12:15 p.m. | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Florence, S.C.— Newt Gingrich on Tuesday questioned why Mitt Romney has not released his tax returns, arguing that if the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination has nothing to hide, he ought to make the documents public before South Carolina holds its first-in-the-South primary on Saturday. "Either there's nothing there, so why isn't he releasing them, or there's something there, so why is he hiding them?" Gingrich told reporters here after holding a town hall at an art gallery. "I believe we have the right to know. Therefore, he owes us the knowledge. If there's nothing there, why...
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney Defends Romneycare: ‘Will Do What I Think Is Right For The People I Represent’

    12/28/2011 6:54:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 28th, 2011 | Nando Di Fino
    GOP hopeful Mitt Romney made a guest appearance on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, and hit on everything from his growing feud with Newt Gingrich to his record of conservatism as governor of Massachusetts. Romney added a bit of a soft touch on Gingrich’s inability to get on the ballot in Virginia by explaining why he compared Gingrich to Lucille Ball. “We all make mistakes and sometimes our campaigns can’t get things done quite right. I don’t compare those mistakes to Pearl Harbor. When I see mistakes, I try and find a little humor. In this case, Lucille Ball in...
  • 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...
  • Poll: Mitt Romney In Command In New Hampshire [Will Iowa Matter?]

    12/25/2011 2:56:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 3+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    Poll: Mitt Romney In Command In New Hampshire By Maeve Reston December 25, 2011 Christmas brought good news for GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, who is holding on to his double digit lead in the critical early primary state of New Hampshire. This morning’s Boston Globe poll shows the former Massachusetts governor leading the Republican field with 39% among voters likely to cast ballots in the Jan. 10 Republican primary. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has led in some national polls, was tied with Texas Congressman Ron Paul in second place with 17%. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who...
  • Human Events poll: Gingrich vs. Romney: Head to Head Debate?

    12/25/2011 1:57:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Gingrich vs. Romney: Head to Head Debate? Now that Gingrich and Romney have emerged as the clear Republican front-runners, the two candidates are being heavily vetted for the impending primaries and caususes. After a number of crowded GOP stages, some suggest it is time to narrow the debates down to the front-runners. Do you want to see Gingrich and Romney discuss the issues in a one on one debate? Yes No Click the Human Events source link above to vote.
  • Romney machine rights ship after Gingrich bump

    12/25/2011 1:49:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 24,2011 | Ros Krasny
    Romney's failure to move above the 25 percent mark in national opinion polls throughout the year is a problem. But if Gingrich's support collapses in Iowa, which holds its nominating contest on January 3, Romney could have a respectable showing and pick up momentum going into the January 10 New Hampshire primary. Texas Congressman Ron Paul holds a narrow lead over Romney in most Iowa polls, with Gingrich having slipped to third. "Wonder why Gingrich's numbers are falling in Iowa? Romney (and Super PACs supporting him) are outspending Gingrich 34:1 this week," noted the Democratic strategy firm Anzalone Liszt Research....
  • Romney Touts Himself As Successful Consensus Builder [Says He Knows "How To Get Along"]

    12/23/2011 9:12:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2011 | Philip Rucker
    Romney Touts Himself As Successful Consensus Builder Philip Rucker December 23 When Mitt Romney was governor, he had a routine: Every Monday afternoon at 3, he would meet with the two Democrats who controlled the Massachusetts legislature. They rotated offices each week and, over cheese, juice and popcorn, the three negotiated the budget, taxes and health care. Sometimes they just chitchatted about movies, leaving Romney to wonder whether he had just wasted an hour. This was how Romney governed as a Republican here on Beacon Hill, where the legislature was 85 percent Democratic. He was practical, not ideological. He was...
  • Gingrich to Needle Romney for Timidity on the Economy

    12/23/2011 6:16:35 PM PST · by TBBT · 17 replies ^ | 12/23/2011 | Erin McPike
    Newt Gingrich intends to draw a contrast of his own with Mitt Romney when he buses through Iowa next week in the lead-up to the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses – and he’s going right for Romney’s economic plan and experience. The Gingrich campaign has spent the past week on the defensive in the face of criticism from Romney himself that the former House speaker is unreliable, from the Romney campaign for not being staunchly conservative, and from a Romney-affiliated “Super PAC” with an onslaught of negative advertising. But after spending the week scolding the Romney camp for negativity in order...
  • Romney: $40 Would Make a ‘Substantial Difference’ to American Families (Romney covers for Zero)

    12/23/2011 12:08:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-12-22 | Emily Friedman
    LANCASTER, N.H. – Mitt Romney today said that the $40 many Americans would lose if the payroll tax holiday isn’t extended would make a “very substantial difference” to those who would be without it. “It’ll be the difference between having a meal that includes meat or just Hamburger Helper,” said Romney in an interview with ABC News’ John Berman aboard his new campaign bus in northern New Hampshire. “It could be the difference between being able to take your family to McDonald’s at the end of the week. It means the difference between being able to go to a movie...
  • Romney: Elect Me, You’ll Get a Job; Elect Obama, You Won’t

    12/23/2011 9:56:59 AM PST · by C19fan · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | Dec 23, 2011 | Jonathan Karl
    There’s nothing new about politicians making promises they are in no position to keep. Herbert Hoover’s 1928 campaign promised a “chicken in every pot and a car in every backyard, to boot.” Michele Bachmann is promising $2 a gallon gasoline. President Obama promised “hope and change.” But when it comes to political pandering, it’s hard to beat a promise Mitt Romney made on Thursday in New Hampshire to a 21-year-old college student named Kallie Durkit, who wanted to know why college students should support Romney instead of Obama. “What I can promise you is this – when you get out...
  • Romney says he won’t release tax returns

    12/22/2011 4:10:53 PM PST · by ColdOne · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/22/11 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney said he will not release his tax returns if he wins the Republican nomination for president, a rare move for a candidate. When asked if he would, Romney, in an unaired segment of an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, said that he doesn’t “intend to” release the returns. “I doubt it. I will provide all the financial info, which is an extraordinary pile of documents which show investments and so forth,” he said, according to video provided by NBC. When Todd pointed out that Romney had asked Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) to release his returns during their 1994...
  • Mitt Fears Newt

    12/22/2011 3:20:04 PM PST · by TBBT · 39 replies ^ | 12/22/2011 | AARON GOLDSTEIN
    In an interview with the AP while campaigning in New Hampshire today, Mitt Romney said he would not meet Newt Gingrich in a one on one debate "out of respect" for the other candidates in the GOP race. What a copout. Were Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman being disrespectful to Romney when they agreed to one on one debates with Gingrich? When it comes to Newt, I guess Mitt is content to hide behind his surrogates and third party attack ads. And here I thought Mitt wanted to earn the nomination. Well, if Mitt wants to earn my...
  • Newt Challenges Mitt to Debate Attack Ads / Cowardly Mitt just responds on FOX (Vanity)

    12/22/2011 11:26:58 AM PST · by no dems · 17 replies
    FOX News | December 22, 2011 | America Live / FOX News
    Newt challenged Mitt Romney to debate him on the lies Romney's attack ads are spewing out over the airways in Iowa. America Live, on FOX News, just now (1:08 p.m. CST), questioned Romney about it and asked if he would accept the Speaker's challenge to debate. Surprise, surprise; Romney said that as long as there are still other candidates in the race, he must respect them and not debate without them. WHAT A LOW-LIFE, LYING, SCUMMY COWARD MITT ROMNEY IS!!!