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  • Democrats Drop 300,000 Registered Voters in Florida; Republicans Gain

    08/08/2012 10:17:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Wednesday, 08 Aug 2012 12:37 PM | Martin Gould
    Some 300,000 registered Democrats have vanished in the key swing state of Florida since the 2008 elections, new official figures show. Fewer than 4.6 million will be able to vote in the state's Democratic primaries next week. That's down from 4.9 million who were eligible in 2008 when a bright young candidate called Barack Obama was carrying the party flag. … Democrats still hold a numerical advantage over Republicans. There are now slightly more than 4.1 million who ally with the GOP, the News-Press of Fort Myers reports. That figure is up by about 1 percent on 2008. …
  • Pelosi to Florida seniors: Republicans are ‘E. coli club’, they don't care about food safety

    08/06/2012 2:26:40 PM PDT · by T.O.K. · 24 replies ^ | August 6, 2012 | Michele Kirk
    Former U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi on Monday threw her political weight behind former West Palm Beach Mayor Lois Frankel’s bid for Congress. In a scheduled visit to the Veranda Club, an assisted-living facility in Boca Raton, the Democratic leader briefly spoke to a small crowd of mostly seniors about her admiration for Frankel as a “woman of courage.” She then launched into a familiar speech on Medicare.
  • Ted Cruz headlines RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida

    08/02/2012 3:22:53 PM PDT · by kingattax · 2 replies
    Human Events ^ | 8-2-12 | John Hayward
    Fresh from his remarkable victory in the Texas Senate runoff, Ted Cruz will kick off the RedState Gathering in Jacksonville, Florida with a speech on Friday, August 3rd. Events continue through Saturday evening at the Omni Jacksonville Hotel.Other speakers scheduled for the Gathering include Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, Governor Rick Scott of Florida, Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, and author David Limbaugh.
  • Nelson vs Mack, let the ad wars begin

    08/02/2012 10:47:59 AM PDT · by cap10mike · 2 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | August 2, 2012 | Michael Dorstewitz
    ‘Tis the season when candidates release new political ads almost daily, and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla,, is no exception. In response, Miami Herald’s Marc Caputo asks, “Why is Sen. Bill Nelson reminding us of who he is?
  • Does NYT/CBS Poll Mean Shenanigans for the Sunshine State?

    08/02/2012 7:05:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/02/2012 | William Tate
    In what could be a portent of things to come, the media is already playing games with numbers in Florida. As has been widely reported, a new New York Times/CBS News/Democratic National Committee poll has Barack Obama pulling away from Mitt Romney in three battleground states. (Well, okay, there's no proof that the DNC actually paid for the poll, but, given the rather questionable results, it might as well have. Although it's kind of redundant to list the DNC anyway, given the two sponsoring media organizations.) The survey purports to show that Obama has reached the suddenly magical number of...
  • Romney campaign welcomes Obama to Florida with ‘I Built This' ads [Media pro-BO/ignores Chick-Fil-A]

    08/02/2012 6:20:33 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 7 replies
    ABC ^ | 8/1/12 | Olivier Knox
    When President Barack Obama arrives in Florida on Thursday, Mitt Romney's campaign will welcome him to the Sunshine State with 13 electronic billboard ads featuring small business owners declaring: "Mr. President, I Built This." The ads each feature one of three local entrepreneurs: Tanya Burns, who runs an insurance agency, Walter Garcia, who helms a trucking company, and Lou Ramos, who heads a computer training company.
  • Crist to back Democrat Nelson in Florida

    08/01/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 26 replies
    Via the Tampa Bay Times, former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist - widely seen as a potential future candidate for the job, only as a Democrat - is backing Sen. Bill Nelson in his Florida Senate race. Crist will attend a fundraiser with Bill Clinton - who famously tried to get Kendrick Meek to bow out of the three-way U.S. Senate race in 2010 so Crist could win, and caucus with Democrats. It's not exactly hard to see Crist making it formal at some point, if he does run
  • President Obama faces an uphill climb to pull off repeat victory in Florida

    07/21/2012 3:20:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 20,2012 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing voters in Florida to elect him a second time. Obama, currently on a two-day swing through the Sunshine State, is confronting an increasingly disappointed electorate that has seen unemployment linger above the national average and the housing market remain under water in some parts of the state. While voters in Florida bought into “hope and change” during the 2008 presidential race, they seem more skeptical now, observers say. “It’s a lot starker for the president than it was four years ago,” said Brad Coker, the managing director of Mason Dixon Polling...
  • Obama faces uphill battle to win repeat victory in Florida

    07/20/2012 5:28:36 AM PDT · by markomalley · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/20/2012 | Amie Parnes
    President Obama is facing an uphill battle in convincing voters in Florida to elect him a second time. Obama, currently on a two-day swing through the Sunshine State, is confronting an-increasingly disappointed electorate who has seen unemployment linger above the national average and the housing market remain underwater in some parts of the state. While voters in Florida bought into “hope and change” during the 2008 presidential race, they seem more skeptical now, observers say. “It’s a lot starker for the president than it was four years ago,” said Brad Coker, the managing director of Mason Dixon Polling & Research...
  • Rasmussen Flo Sen : Mack (R) 46%, Nelson (D) 37%

    07/11/2012 9:22:26 AM PDT · by sunmars · 76 replies
    Republican Congressman Connie Mack draws his highest level of support yet against incumbent Democrat Bill Nelson in Florida’s 2012 U.S. Senate race. A new Rasmussen Reports statewide telephone survey of Likely Voters shows Mack earning 46% of the vote to Nelson’s 37%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and 10% are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The numbers were flipped back in April when Nelson held a 47% to 36% lead over Mack. At that time, Mack still had heavy competition for the GOP nomination and was being heavily criticized for a lackluster campaign. The contest...
  • Gov. Rick Scott: Florida won't comply with health care overhaul

    06/30/2012 4:08:27 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies ^ | June 30, 2012
    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Florida Gov. Rick Scott now says Florida will do nothing to comply with President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and will not expand its Medicaid program. The announcement is a marked changed after the governor recently said he would follow the law if it were upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court. "Florida is not going to implement Obamacare. We are not going to expand Medicaid and we're not going to implement exchanges," Scott's spokesman Lane Wright told The Associated Press on Saturday. Wright stressed that the governor would work to make sure the law is repealed.
  • Should Democrats Worry About Hispanic Turnout?

    06/27/2012 10:21:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 17 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 27, 2012 | Josh Kraushaar
    Hispanic candidates have suffered political disappointments because of low turnout from their own voters.If there was any doubt about the importance of the Hispanic vote this election year, President Obama laid it to rest with his recent, aggressive courtship of Latino voters. But this month also provided fresh warnings to the Obama campaign that Hispanic voters, despite their growing numbers, aren't all that interested in turning out to vote.The evidence can be drawn from the House primaries that took place in states with significant Hispanic populations over the last month, particularly California, New York, and Texas. In contests from Southern...
  • The Cornerstone (Hillsborough County, FL Ground Zero of 2012 Election)

    06/26/2012 5:07:01 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    National Journal ^ | June 23, 2012 | Beth Reinhard
    Welcome to the molten core of the political universe, the hottest battleground in the biggest battleground state. Since 1960, Hillsborough County has called every single presidential election except for one—and there’s no reason to think that voters here won’t do it again. Look around this county of 1.2 million and you’ll find a mash-up of past and future: a solidly Democratic city bracketed by Republican-leaning suburbs; strawberry fields, ranch-style homes, and gentrified urban neighborhoods; Puerto Ricans, Cuban-Americans, African-Americans, Midwestern retirees, college kids, active military, and young families; the brick and wrought iron of historic Ybor City, and the stucco and...
  • Big-name Florida felon's mailbox surprise: a new voter card

    06/19/2012 6:30:32 AM PDT · by Jacvin · 45 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | 6/19/2012 | Jack Furnari
    At the center of one of the most widely publicized public corruption cases in Palm Beach County history, Kevin McCarty’s name is one that rarely goes unrecognized these days. And yet it failed to ring a single bell in the Palm Beach County Elections Supervisor’s Office recently, when elections workers sent McCarty a brand-new voter registration card – little more than a year after returning home from prison and despite a felon status that makes him constitutionally ineligible to vote. This at a time when the state and federal government continue to do battle, suing each other even, over how...
  • Purple Poll: Romney Leads in OH and FL (O leads CO and VA)

    06/07/2012 12:42:00 PM PDT · by tellw · 25 replies
    Purple Strategies ^ | Purple Strategies
    CO: Obama: 48% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% VA: Obama: 49% Romney: 46% Not sure: 5% OH: Obama: 45% Romney: 48% Not sure: 8% FL: Obama: 45% Romney: 49% Not sure: 6% The PurplePoll is fielded and analyzed by Purple Insights, the research division of Purple Strategies, the bipartisan public affairs firm. Fielded 5/31-6/5, using automated telephone interviews and RDD sample. Total weighted N size=2000 likely voters, margin of error +/-2.2. Each regional and state-level sample has margins of error of +/-4.0. Sample size for OH, FL, VA and CO is 600.
  • Romney Up 6 Points In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Rubio Has Little Impact as VP

    05/23/2012 4:05:08 AM PDT · by iowamark · 28 replies
    Gov. Mitt Romney holds a 47 - 41 percent lead over President Barack Obama in Florida, where 63 percent of voters say the president's support of same-sex marriage will not affect their vote, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Another 25 - 11 percent of voters, including 23 - 9 percent among independent voters, say Obama's support of gay marriage makes them less likely to support his candidacy. Adding Florida U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio to the GOP ticket would give the Republican Romney/Rubio team a 49 - 41 percent lead over President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden....
  • Former Rep. Dave Weldon announces Florida Senate bid

    05/22/2012 10:44:23 AM PDT · by God'sgrrl · 10 replies
    ABC News via Yahoo ^ | May 19, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Former Republican Rep. Dave Weldon on Friday announced his candidacy for Florida Senate, ending rampant speculation about his political future.
  • Mitt Romney holds fundraiser with manufacturer of the Morning After Pill

    05/19/2012 7:15:24 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 415 replies ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    MIAMI, FLORIDA – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney scheduled a $50,000-a-plate fundraiser at the home of Phil Frost, the executive of the company that makes the Morning After Pill, on Wednesday night. Plan B One-Step is produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals, Frost’s company.
  • 53,000 Dead Voters Found in Florida

    05/20/2012 8:37:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 25 replies
    PJMedia ^ | May 16, 2012 | J. Christian Adams
    I have learned that Florida election officials are set to announce that the secretary of state has discovered and purged up to 53,000 dead voters from the voter rolls in Florida. How could 53,000 dead voters have sat on the polls for so long? Simple. Because Florida hadn’t been using the best available data revealing which voters have died. Florida is now using the nationwide Social Security Death Index for determining which voters should be purged because they have died. Here is the bad news. Most states aren’t using the same database that Florida is. In fact, I have heard...
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at Miami-Dade church about importance of voting

    04/29/2012 7:55:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | April 29, 2012 | Diana Moskovitz
    The Rev. Jesse Jackson preached Sunday afternoon in Miami-Dade County about the importance of teaching young people the importance of voting, the continued battle against racism and the controversial shooting of Trayvon Martin. Inside the 93rd Street Community Baptist Church in West Little River, to about 200 people in the pews, the civil rights leader opened his remarks with, “Long live the spirit of Trayvon Martin.” It was a bit late in the afternoon for a Sunday service, but that didn’t stop the congregants from singing and praising the Lord. Most came dressed in their Sunday best. It wasn’t hot,...
  • Allen West for US Congress

    04/13/2012 8:46:57 AM PDT · by Mechanicos · 7 replies
    Allen West for US Congress ^ | unknown | Congressman Allen West
    Support Allen West - A Conservative With The Courage To Speak The Truth
  • John Quiñones formally enters race against Alan Grayson in new congressional district (FL)

    04/04/2012 4:22:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 27 replies
    The Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 4, 2012
    John “Q” Quiñones, who said last month he was close to making a decision, will formally announce Wednesday that he is entering the race for the newly-drawn Congressional District 9 seat. “I want to change the culture in Washington, streamline the way the government works," Quiñones says in a release. "We need to create an atmosphere in which both businesses and families can thrive." Quiñones served in the Florida House from 2002-06 before being elected to the Osceola County Commission. If Quiñones can emerge from the Republican primary, he would likely take on Democrat Alan Grayson, who served one term...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney

    03/21/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT · by sunmars · 103 replies · 1+ views
    ormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney after Romney’s lopsided win in Illinois Tuesday night. The former Florida Governor – a Republican heavyweight – called on members of the party to coalesce behind Romney. “Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season,” said Bush in a statement. “Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. I...
  • Rasmussen: Obama edging Romney, Santorum in Florida

    03/15/2012 8:54:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/15/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Those who argue that the long slog of the Republican nomination race has hurt the chances to defeat Barack Obama will have new ammunition from Rasmussen's poll of likely general-election voters in Florida. Obama has narrow leads against both Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in the key swing state -- but within the margin of error, and nowhere near the 50% level incumbents usually need to feel safe: President Obama now runs just barely ahead of both Republican front-runners in the key electoral state of Florida.A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Florida Voters finds Obama leading former Massachusetts...
  • Obama campaign amassing troops in Florida

    02/19/2012 7:53:50 AM PST · by Brandonmark · 44 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | February 19, 2012 | William March
    While the Republican presidential candidates have been battling in Florida and other state primaries, President Barack Obama's re-election campaign has been quietly putting together what aides say will be the biggest grass-roots campaign organization in Florida history. It's run out of a dingy storefront in Ybor City, but aims at a state-spanning army of thousands of volunteers making phone calls, canvassing neighborhoods and registering voters. Their goal is to repeat Obama's stunning 2008 Florida victory. That, political experts say, would make it virtually impossible for any Republican to build an Electoral College majority to defeat him. Obama's Florida campaigners say...
  • Newt Gingrich Is Right (NYT Ed on Fla)

    02/03/2012 11:37:06 AM PST · by VinL · 126 replies
    NYT ^ | 12-3-12 | Rosenthal
    You did not misread the headline; and it’s not just a truism about Mr. Gingrich’s political orientation, I mean he’s correct—that Florida’s winner-take-all primary system isn’t fair. According to Republican National Committee guidelines, all contests held prior to April 1 must allocate delegates proportionally. But Florida, not wishing to change procedures or fall behind other states, decided to flout the RNC rule, which means that Mitt Romney will get all 50 of its delegates. Mr. Gingrich—who came in second—will get none. Under a proportional system, Mr. Romney would receive 23 and Mr. Gingrich 16. Not only that, NPR has calculated...
  • Newt 2012 Statement on Florida Delegate Allocation

    02/02/2012 4:00:03 PM PST · by Southnsoul · 33 replies
    GretaWire ^ | February 2, 2012
    From my FNC colleague Carl Cameron: Newt 2012 Statement on Florida Delegate Allocation Atlanta, GA - Newt 2012 Florida State Chair and former Florida Attorney General Bill McCollum released this statement today about the campaign’s plans regarding the Florida GOP delegate allocation: The Gingrich campaign is confirming that the Republican Party of Florida is to abide by RNC Rule 15(b)(2) and instruction from Chairman Reince Priebus in his letter of December 21, 2011. As noted by Chariman Priebus, “winner-take-all” states cannot hold a primary or caucus before April 1, 2012. Clearly the rules require that Florida’s delegates be allocated proportionately....
  • RNC not supporting Gingrich's quest for Florida delegates

    02/02/2012 11:16:03 AM PST · by Qbert · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 02/02/12 | Cameron Joseph
    The Republican National Committee will not support Newt Gingrich in his quest to add some Florida delegates to his count. The former Speaker's campaign argued it deserves some delegates out of Florida despite the state party's position that its contest is winner-take-all. But an RNC memo obtained by The Hill says that is not a possible scenario. "With regard to proportionality, the RNC does not have the authority to intervene in a state’s primary plans beyond the imposition of the Rule 16 penalties," the memo says, referring to the state's loss of half its delegates for moving its primary up...
  • Newt Gingrich Will be the Next President of the United States

    02/01/2012 6:47:09 AM PST · by montag813 · 167 replies ^ | 02-01-2012 | chrysostom15
    I just heard Newt’s speech after Florida and I have come to realize that Newt is going to win the GOP nomination and be the next president. I understand that most people think that Romney is most likely, but I do not agree. First, Romney has never shown the ability to get the majority of the votes in any primary. Second, Romney’s win in Florida took place with no actual consideration of Romney’s record or ideas — Romney’s entire campaign was based on the idea that Romney is the only person who can beat Obama. His whole campaign in FL...
  • Seven Reasons Newt Lost Florida (Despite My Prediction to the Contrary)

    02/01/2012 8:23:50 AM PST · by Vigilanteman · 71 replies
    Review of my Own Analysis ^ | 1 February 2012 | Vigilanteman
    As the guy who predicted here that Newt would pull out a narrow win in Florida, I have to admit I was wrong. Dead wrong.This doesn't change the fact that I was dead right about Newt's upset win in South Carolina. All the pundits were predicting a close election or a narrow win for Newt. I was alone in predicting a blow-out. The only thing I was wrong about is UNDER estimating his margin of victory. Not to make excuses, but I had sources on the ground in South Carolina. In Florida, I was limited to looking at news, polls...
  • Greta: Is the Florida Primary NOT OVER?????

    02/01/2012 4:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 322 replies ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | by Greta Van Susteren
    "See below what I received from FNC Carl Cameron! This is really wild! More possible Florida election problems?" — Tampa, FL — Florida’s primary might not be over just yet. The Newt Gingrich campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the florida primary based on the Republican National Committee’s own rules which state that no contest can be winner take all prior to April 1, 2012. (See attached RNC memo.) The Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Florida’s winner take all status & demand proportional allocation of delegates. Fox News has learned that Thursday, a Florida Gingrich campaign official...
  • What Do We Do Now? Focus on Obama

    02/01/2012 11:14:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Rush | February 1, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: So what do we do now, folks? That's the question. Everybody wants to know what do we do now? And what we do now is what we should have been doing all along. I'll give you an example. Obama's on TV this morning. He was in Falls Church, Virginia, doing a campaign speech. And in this appearance he announced yet another plan to bail out people who are underwater in their houses. I don't know what this is, HARP 2, HARP 3. We alluded to this a few weeks ago where Obama was gonna take people that...
  • Memo to Rick Santorum: You're awesome on the life issue. What did that get you in Florida? [vanity]

    02/01/2012 10:59:24 AM PST · by Constitutionalist Conservative · 126 replies
    February 1, 2012 | Meself
    Sir, I believe that none of the other GOP candidates are as solid as you are on the life issue.The problem is that, as huge as the abortion problem is in our country, there are many other issues that predominate in our country in this election cycle -- the economy, creeping fascism in our government, to name just two -- issues that could potentially affect the very existence of our nation and culture as we know it.To be honest, you are not the man who is giving the best voice to the concerns of those who truly care about the...
  • Time To Draft Rubio For VP

    01/31/2012 9:49:41 PM PST · by reformedcrat · 145 replies
    Red State ^ | 1-31-2012 | Tom Thurlow
    Forceful, unapologetic articulation is a new requirement for Republicans: it is not only a good track record or voting record, conservatives also demand the ability to forcefully articulate conservative principles. Just ask Texas Governor Rick Perry.
  • 96% of Florida does NOT choose Mitt Romney!

    02/01/2012 2:01:22 AM PST · by Dan.israel.2011 · 35 replies
    Me | Me
    Florida population of 19,000,000 and Mitt gets a whopping 4% to turn out and vote for him! 774,000 votes out of 4,000,000 registered Republican voters! How many of those 774,000 votes were from liberals who changed party to vote for mittens?
  • Newt's Florida Speech: 46 States to Go!

    01/31/2012 9:02:03 PM PST · by GVnana · 52 replies
    ngingrich channel - YouTube ^ | 1/31/2012 | Newt Gingrich
    Florida clarified who the establishment candidate in the race is: Mitt Romney. And who the grassroots candidate is: Newt Gingrich.
  • United States of Propaganda Unleashes Unholy War Against Newt Gingrich

    01/29/2012 10:23:25 AM PST · by Sioux-san · 90 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 1/29/2012 | Kelly O'Connell
    It would be perverse to suggest the recent Matt Drudge-delivered blitzkrieg against Newt Gingrich was anything but a massive, coordinated propaganda campaign to incinerate his candidacy to cinders and ash. Of course, it would also be unfair to insinuate Newt is anything but the father of many of his own current struggles. But, be that as it may, it is hard to see how such a scorched earth policy against a lively and talented Republican with vast leadership experience helps the GOP or harms Obama. Such propaganda campaigns are not unknown in politics, but are rare in healthy democracies. That...
  • Newt Gingrich loses Florida — and reminds us why (Washington COMpost hit piece alert)

    01/31/2012 10:41:33 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 58 replies · 1+ views
    The COMPost ^ | Jennifer Rubin
    Newt Gingrich gave his post-primary speech tonight while gracelessly declining to congratulate the man who beat him by double digits. According to the Romney campaign, Gingrich hadn’t called to congratulate the Florida winner as of 9:30 p.m. ET. The speech was vintage Gingrich, comparing his predicament to Lincoln at Gettysburg and vowing to conduct a “people’s campaign.” He made one small run at Romney, calling him “the Massachusetts moderate,” and then wandered into a rather trite recitation of his commitment to change. He rambled a bit, getting nostalgic about his Contract with America and assuring us he’d been studying “how...
  • Video: Sarah Palin Slams Mitt Romney's Win in Florida

    01/31/2012 10:18:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 89 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | January 31, 2012 | Michael Allen
    Appearing on Fox News tonight, former half term Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin slammed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney by claiming that he won the Florida with money and misleading ads (video below). Palin lamented: “I think that with $17 million purchasing some ads and some false narrative it was very, very difficult for Newt Gingrich and the other candidates to counter that bombardment of advertisements" “$17 million spent in one state, that purchased a lot of darts and arrows that were flown in one direction and then a lot of darts and arrows were flown back and you know a...
  • Ann Romney talks up Mitt Romney's conservatism (Hurl Hazard)

    01/31/2012 7:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 31, 2012 | Tim Mak
    An exuberant Ann Romney said on the evening of her husband’s Florida primary win Tuesday that she was amused by attacks on the former Massachusetts governor that characterized him as a “moderate” or a “liberal.” “It’s been funny to me. What’s next, a communist? I don’t know, it’s been humorous,” she said with a laugh during an interview with CNN moments before the network called the state for Mitt Romney. “We are looking forward to a win tonight.” Ann Romney said that she knew where Mitt’s true beliefs lay. “I know where his values are on a personal level. He...
  • Freepers, Newt Supporters: 46 States to go (Mitt's Gotta Face the South Again Soon)

    01/31/2012 8:05:07 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 190 replies
    Freeper TitansAFC | 1-31-2012 | TitansAFC
    Four down, forty-six to go! First, I would like to Congratulate Mitt Romney! No, really! Between he and his Super PAC, Team Romney dumped over 25 million dollars into Florida since the beginning of the campaign which, along with the diabolical coordination with formerly credible GOP media personalities in a massive Establishment smear campaign, resulted in Mitt Romney getting less than 200,000 votes more than he got four years ago! The result was a plurality win in a four-person primary where only two candidates even attempted to win the state. At least as impressive a performance as winning a basketball...
  • How can any right thinking Christian, conservative or tea party supporter justify voting for Romney?

    01/31/2012 5:31:12 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 240 replies
    How can any right thinking Christian, conservative or tea party supporter justify voting for Romney? Romney is an empty suit. A complete fraud. Worse, he's anti-tea party, anti-conservative, anti-liberty! He has absolutely zero conservative accomplishments to his name. His ONLY accomplishments in government are liberal, ie, tax payer funded abortion, gay marriage, gun control, RomneyCare, mandates, etc. He is Obama-lite. Are these voters uninformed, terrified, brainwashed, or just plain nuts?
  • Ave Maria, FL lopsided for Santorum (then Gingrich) – orthodox Catholic bellwether?

    01/31/2012 7:28:10 PM PST · by Notwithstanding · 9 replies ^ | 1/31/2012 | staff
    Precinct 594 in Collier County, Florida, includes the largely Catholic and politically aware community of Ave Maria, Florida. The Catholic flavor in town is decidedly on the orthodox side of the spectrum (you know, the people who treat the non-negotiable issues – such as abortion and traditional marriage – as if they were non-negotiable, and who treat the prudential issues – such as how to care for the poor and whether a war is just – as if they were prudential issues upon which people of good will can disagree). The GOP primary results indicate that Ave Marians favored fellow...
  • Newt SuperPac Advisor Claims Romney Campaign Pumped $15 Mil Into Florida

    01/31/2012 6:40:09 PM PST · by GVnana · 16 replies
    Breitbart TV - The Victory Sessions ^ | 1/30/2012 | Steven Bannon KABC - Los Angeles
    "We recognize an imposter among our ranks." "The Republican establishment is taking on the Alinsky tactics of the left.""There are no Republicans left in New England. Know why? Because they [GOP] recrutied moderate candidates. ""Romney had a 20 point lead in Florida before we got there."

    01/31/2012 5:48:18 PM PST · by time4good · 204 replies · 7+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/31/2012 | Fox News
    I came home and was totally bummed by the results so far. I looked for anything on FR to cheer me up. Finally I succumbed and went to the former-other favorite website Drudge and begrudgingly clicked on the 'Landslide' article - blah blah blah and there, at the very bottom - I found my glimmer of hope: In a positive sign for Gingrich, exit polls showed evangelical voters trending for the former House speaker. The exit polls showed Gingrich with 40 percent among that group, and Romney with 36 percent. But the margin was wider for Romney among seniors and...
  • Romney Wins Big in Florida Primary

    01/31/2012 5:32:46 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 358 replies · 1+ views
    The Slimes ^ | January 31st | Jim Rutenberg
    TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday evening, according to early returns and exit polls, dispatching an insurgent threat from Newt Gingrich and reclaiming his dominant position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • In the Wake of the Florida Fiasco, Time to Consider Bella Santorum's Dad, Rick

    01/31/2012 5:59:50 PM PST · by tcg · 95 replies
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/1/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ...While Mitt Romney "carpet-bombed" Newt Gingrich with merciless attacks; while Newt Gingrich succumbed to the temptation to respond with similar efforts, one candidate demonstrated the singularly most important trait we need in a President, character. His name is Rick Santorum, Bella's Dad. There was a book of essays on Presidential leadership written in 1996 entitled "Character Above All" The book contained an excellent essay by Peggy Noonan on Ronald Reagan... "In a president, character is everything..." People like me, "former" Democrats, were inspired by the courage, character and manner of Ronald Reagan. His was the kind of "conservatism" which made...
  • Thomas Sowell: The Florida Smear Campaign

    01/31/2012 4:18:54 PM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 23 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2012 | Thomas Sowell
    The Republican establishment is pulling out all the stops to try to keep Newt Gingrich from becoming the party’s nominee for president of the United States — and some are not letting the facts get in their way. Among the claims going out through the mass media in Florida, on the eve of that state’s primary election, is that Newt Gingrich “resigned in disgrace” as speaker of the House of Representatives as a result of unethical conduct involving the diversion of tax-exempt money. Mitt Romney is calling on Gingrich to release “all of the records” from the congressional investigation. But...
  • Allen West to Run for Re-Election in Different Congressional District

    01/31/2012 3:56:14 PM PST · by library user · 45 replies
    SharkTank ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | by Javier Manjarres
    The Shark Tank has learned that Congressman Tom Rooney has announced that he is running for re-election to Congress in one of Florida’s two newly created congressional districts, and that Congressman Allen West will run for re-election in Congressman Rooney’s 16th Congressional District. The speculation will now begin as to which Republican will run in Allen West’s 22nd Congressional District. It is possible that either George LeMieux or Adam Hanser could abandon their Senate candidacies and run in the district, as both are from the area. The possibility exists that other current candidates for Congress in adjoining congressional districts could...
  • No exit polls, please

    01/31/2012 4:19:25 PM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 67 replies
    People are still voting. Polls don't close for another hour. Please, refrain from posting any exit polling data.