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  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • Etch A Sketch's Stock Soars on Romney Aide's Gaffe (Up 141% in one day)

    03/22/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT · by AdamBomb · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/21/2012 | Christina Berk
    Eric Fehrnstrom, Mitt Romney's senior aide, is probably regretting his now infamous "Etch A Sketch" remark, but the folks that make the toy, Ohio Art sure aren't. AP | Getty Images | Photo composite Mitt Romney drawn on an Etch A Sketch -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Ohio Art's [OART 0.00 5.65 (+141.25%) ] shares, which trade over the counter in thin volume, soared well over 100 percent on Thursday and at one point reached a 52-week high. "It kind of caught us by surprise," said Larry Killgallon, president of Ohio Art, the manufacturer of the Etch A Sketch, in an interview with CNBC.com....
  • Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

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

    02/17/2012 7:48:38 PM PST · by FresnoRobert · 90 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | 2/17/2012 | Justin McClelland
    “We have to look at the root cause of why the economy is struggling as much as it is,” Santorum said. “Government intervention. Government regulation. Government taxation. Government is crushing and destroying the American spirit and the American free enterprise system.” Santorum said that government spending was impinging on personal freedoms and ultimately chipping away at what made the country great. “When the government gets as big as it’s gotten and starts to take over more of your life, then you get smaller as the individual, you get weaker, you lose control over your lives. You lose the rights that...
  • Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Blast Gay Marriage At New Hampshire GOP Debate

    01/09/2012 2:27:18 PM PST · by NYer · 22 replies
    On Top ^ | January 9, 2012
    Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich criticized gay marriage during Saturday night's Republican debate in New Hampshire.The issue came up when a Yahoo! News reader asked, “Given that you oppose gay marriage, what do you want gay people to do who want to form loving, committed, long-term relationships? What is your solution?” Romney and Gingrich answered that while they support limited protections for gay and lesbian couples, both believe marriage should remain a heterosexual union.Gingrich offered a two-part answer, which included the suggestion that gay couples are merely friends and that the media was biased on the issue.“I think what...
  • Ann Romney Reveals Mitt's Softer Side ['We've always been pro-life' - Ann Romney - Hurl Alert]

    01/02/2012 8:15:45 PM PST · by Colofornian · 29 replies · 1+ views
    Parade Magazine ^ | Nov. 28, 2011 | David Gergen
    SNIP In the past you’ve said he’s changed positions only once, on abortion. Was that your doing? No, no, I never talked to Mitt about that. Our personal opinions have never changed; we’ve always been pro-life...
  • New Romney Iowa ad: Smaller government, end of 'Obamacare'

    12/26/2011 3:13:08 PM PST · by Libloather · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/26/11 | Daniel Strauss
    New Romney Iowa ad: Smaller government, end of 'Obamacare'By Daniel Strauss - 12/26/11 11:20 AM ET Mitt Romney is airing a new 30-second ad in Iowa in which he promises to shrink government and get rid of the Obama administration's healthcare reform law. The ad, "Conservative Agenda", features Romney promising to streamline the federal government and highlighting the former Massachusetts governor's background as a businessman. Spliced together with clips of him talking, Romney is seen walking through factories and talking with voters in a diner setting. "I'm going to do something to government," Romney says in the ad. "I'm going...
  • 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...
  • Overestimating Romney

    12/10/2011 12:01:25 PM PST · by libertarian neocon · 14 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Jonathan Last
    Romney has the least-impressive electoral history of any Republican frontrunner in a very long time. Most of the politicians who chase the White House are proven vote-getters with very few electoral blemishes on their record. John McCain, Mike Huckabee, Bill Clinton, John Kerry, George W. Bush, Bob Dole, Michael Dukakis—what unites all of these men is that before getting to the presidential level, they had demonstrated a talent for getting people to vote for them. (Barack Obama is the exception who proves the rule.) Over the years, Mitt Romney has faced voters in 22 contests. He won 5 of those...
  • Mitt Romney backs payroll tax cut extension

    12/06/2011 8:24:07 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | December 6 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday clarified that he supports extending the payroll tax cut, opening him up to charges of flip-flopping from Democrats. "I would like to see the payroll tax cut extended just because I know that working families are really feeling the pinch right now -- middle-class Americans are having a hard time," Romney told conservative talk radio host Michael Medved
  • Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee

    11/13/2011 6:21:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 13, 2011
    Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 13th November 2011 Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee. Twenty-eight per cent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of eight percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken November 10-11. Romney was five percentage points ahead in a survey November 7-8. 'Most presidential': Almost half...
  • Romney: 'I’ve been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/11/2011 6:36:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies
    The Minnesota Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | Eric Black
    Anyway, all that is by way of introducing a couple of comments Romney made in an interview with the editorial board the Seacoast Media Group, a Fox subsidiaries that owns small newspapers on the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. Romney was asked about the inconsistencies in his positions on certain issues over the years and the poor guy just tried too hard to make the problem go away without explaining it: “I’ve been as consistent as human beings can be,” he said. And then, maybe even worse, "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every...
  • Mitt Romney: Cancel the coronation — how conservatives can defeat him

    11/11/2011 8:28:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Brent Budowsky
    For those who believe the current commentariat consensus that Mitt Romney should be coronated as the inevitable Republican nominee, consider the excellent story by Alicia Cohn in The Hill about conservatives uniting to defeat Romney, and remember the GOP primaries in 1976 when Ronald Reagan was almost nominated after a late surge. Cohn's included one bit of news that has not been adequately covered by most media, the creation of a group of conservatives to be found at the notmittromney.com, and one subject that has also not been adequately covered: the importance of the Florida primary in late January and...
  • Romney says he’s not a flip-flopper, but ‘a man of steadiness and constancy’

    11/09/2011 6:29:24 PM PST · by martosko · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney discussed his reputation as a flip-flopper at Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican presidential debate, disputing the characterization and calling himself “a man of steadiness and constancy.” Romney was asked to address the “issue of character” after he mentioned the auto bailout, which he has been accused of switching positions on. The Democratic National Committee has been bracketing Romney in Michigan with ads attacking him for flip-flopping on the issue.
  • Mitt Romney: Allegations against Cain must be “addressed seriously” (WATCH VIDEO)

    11/08/2011 1:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Was it wise for Mitt Romney to offer any opinion on Herman Cain’s campaign crisis? Romney tells George Stephanopoulos in an interview today that he finds the allegations “serious” and particularly disturbing,” although Romney declines to answer whether they are disqualifying if true. All he says in that regard is that Cain has to address the allegations directly: Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”“These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC News and Yahoo. ”And they’re...
  • Romney: Cain allegations 'particularly disturbing'

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 11/8/11 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed. Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined to say whether they are disqualifying. ... Romney .. "These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."
  • Romney Rebooted Makes a Rare Calculating Error

    10/26/2011 1:07:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Time-Swampland ^ | October 26, 2011 | Adam Sorensen
    Mitt Romney has put a lot of work into reversing the perception, prevalent during his 2008 campaign, that his ideological compass only follows the magnetic field of whichever electorate he happens to be trying to win over. The title of his campaign book, No Apology, was as much a statement of principle as it was a potshot at the (entirely fictional) bowing and scraping Obama has done overseas. He’s refused to cede an inch on the merits of his Massachusetts health reform program, despite the incredibly inconvenient fact that Democrats cribbed from it when they wrote their national overhaul. And...
  • Does Romney Have a "Nixon Problem"?

    10/26/2011 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • Quote of the Day: It’s Now or Never for Mitt Romney

    10/05/2011 3:55:32 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The Moderate Voice ^ | October 5, 2011 | JOE GANDELMAN,
    Our political Quote of the Day is from The Politico’s John Martin, Maggie Haberman and Ben Smith who say this is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s moment and if he doesn’t seize it it will be gone: [quote] If Mitt Romney can’t start locking up the GOP nomination now, he may never be able to. The former Massachusetts governor’s charmed path toward the presidential nomination was made even smoother Tuesday when New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie opted out of a campaign and recommended that voters choose the candidate with the “best chance” of beating President Barack Obama. No white knight...
  • Romney:"It wasn't clear what I stood for"

    10/01/2011 11:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee had a fairly serious interview with Mitt Romney on Fox News tonight (no "Cat Scratch Fever" this time?) in which the current candidate shrugged off the Chris Christie wooing that is in part born of a rejection of Romney by donors and some establishment figures. Per POLITICO's Emily Schultheis, who helpfully tuned in, Huckabee asked a question about how Romney contends with the repeated new candidates whose names get mentioned. Romney was all praise for Huckabee and his strengths: Romney: "I think we want to win. I think the people in our party want to make sure we...
  • 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...
  • Most GOP Voters Saying "Anybody But Romney"

    09/30/2011 7:28:07 AM PDT · by freespirited · 39 replies
    RCP ^ | 09/30/11 | Robert Tracinski
    The Republican primaries have been taking a weird, wrenching turn. The pattern could be described as chaotic, except that it has one consistent theme. That theme is that Republican voters are searching for someone, anyone, other than Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney ran a large national campaign for the nomination four years ago, so he is well-known to Republican primary voters. Too well known. They know all about his infamous flip-flops on abortion. They know all about RomneyCare, the government-directed health care plan he created as governor of Massachusetts, which he touted as a model for the rest of the nation...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Romney and Huntsman accuse Perry of Afghanistan flip-flop

    09/15/2011 7:50:19 PM PDT · by Palter · 11 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | 15 Sept 2011 | Josh Rogin
    Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman's presidential campaigns both issued statements late Thursday responding to The Cable's interview with a senior foreign policy advisor for Rick Perry, in which the advisor clarified Perry's stance on U.S. policy toward Afghanistan. "[Perry] would lean toward wanting to bring our troops home, but he understands that we have vital strategic interests in Afghanistan and that a precipitous withdrawal is not what he's recommending," the advisor said. "He has a clear sense of the mission and wanting to win it, but not just by throwing the kitchen sink at it." In an e-mail titled, "Rick's...
  • Romney appearance at Tea Party rally draws protest

    09/04/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies
    boston.com ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | Shira Schoenberg
    CONCORD, N.H. -- More than 25 protesters turned out before a Tea Party Express rally this evening to protest not President Obama, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “We do not need leadership that puts their finger up, sees which way the wind’s blowing and then all of a sudden changes their mind and goes back in that direction,” Tim Carter, a leader of the Lakes Region Tea Party in New Hampshire. “If you look at Mitt’s past voting record, I think that’s what you’re going to see.” “When you come to less government, which the Tea Party stands for,...
  • Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab(Flip-flop alert)

    07/20/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab (flip-flop alert) "... Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show. The Beverly-based flights were aboard a 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, an eight-seat luxury corporate jet with leather interior and a staggering $5.8 million price tag. "News of the flights comes after an April speech in Iowa, during which...
  • Romney Strikes a Blow Against Romney

    07/07/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Any candidate for president can fall victim to occasional stumbles, lapses, gaffes and clunkers. But Mitt Romney has a shot at raising ineptitude to an art form. The other day, he had to answer a question about how the economy has fared under the current administration. Before he was done, though, Romney managed to give the impression that if he dove off a dock, he'd miss the water. He also undermined his chief assets in the campaign: a supposed mastery of economic issues and a reputation for competence. Over and over, the former Massachusetts governor has accused President Barack Obama...
  • Would The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? - DR. DAVID M. BERMAN

    07/06/2011 1:57:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | July 6, 2011 | Dr. David M. Berman
    It seems pretty clear that the Media is anointing Mitt Romney the front runner in the GOP primary race even though he did quite poorly last time when compared to all the money he spent. Romney has been touted as a master business leader who has the experience to get us out of the fiscal mess we are in. Romney himself likes to speak about what a masterful Governor of Massachusetts he was, and how he saved the Olympics from fiscal ruin, and corruption. Oh my, Mitt thinks quite the hero of himself. As a one term Governor (he did...
  • How Sarah Palin can beat Mitt Romney head to head.

    06/25/2011 12:06:55 AM PDT · by ak267 · 38 replies
    C4P ^ | 6-25-2011 | C4P (hat tip to Techno)
    1) She theoretically appeals to a bigger slice of the GOP (conservatives) than Romney does (moderates-centrists) 2) Her strength is in the red states while Romney's is in the blue states 3) She is a superstar; he is not 4) She draws bigger crowds than he does on the campaign trail 5) She is a far more eloquent speaker than he is 6) She does retail politicking better than Romney 7) She is younger and has far more energy than 64 year old Romney 8) She apparently is much more Internet and social networking savvy than Mitt is. 9) Palin...
  • GOP frontrunner Romney shirks pro-life pledge: Bachmann, Santorum criticize

    06/20/2011 8:42:09 AM PDT · by RINOs suck · 51 replies
    Life Site News ^ | 6/20/2011 | by Kathleen Gilbert
    WASHINGTON, D.C., June 20, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) - Former Massachusetts governor and leading GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to sign a pro-life pledge by the Susan B. Anthony (SBA) List, inviting a rash of criticism from more overtly pro-life candidates. The pledge asked candidates to promise to nominate conservative federal judges and appoint only pro-life persons to “relevant Cabinet and Executive Branch” positions. SBA List also called upon the candidates to promise to advance government-wide Hyde amendment legislation and a federal Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, and to “defund Planned Parenthood and all other contractors and recipients of federal...
  • Romney to Tea Party movement: No third party bids!

    06/07/2011 11:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 352 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/9/2010 | By: CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has a message to Tea Party candidates nationwide: If you lose your Republican primary bids, stay on the sidelines. The former Massachusetts governor on Monday warned the grassroots movement not to mount third party efforts in general elections, which he said would siphon votes from Republican nominees. "If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election, then obviously, divide and fail is the result," Romney said in an interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax. "Hopefully Tea Party candidates will run in respective primaries and they will either win or lose. And...
  • Alec Baldwin goes on Twitter spree, claims ‘Romney has the best chance’

    06/04/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    YahooNews (The Daily Caller) ^ | 6/4/2011 | Laura Donovan
    A week after his Twitter debut, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin tweeted heavily about politics and 2012 presidential contenders, possibly indicating that he himself will run for office in 2012. The actor, who said earlier this year that he’s “very, very interested” in a political position, is rumored to be leaving “30 Rock” when his contract expires in 2012, just in time for the election. “I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope ‘30 Rock’ goes on forever,” Baldwin wrote in a Huffington Post piece in April. Baldwin...
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney

    06/03/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 331 replies
    Townhall/Reuters ^ | 6/3/2011 | Ros Krasny
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • Romney vs. Palin: Mitt couldn't have picked a worse day to announce (tied at 16-16)

    06/02/2011 4:11:41 PM PDT · by techno · 21 replies
    June 2, 2011 | techno
    Comparison of results of a national PPP poll of GOP presidential contenders released on May 10 when Huckabee, Trump and Daniels were still in the race vs. today's poll post-Huckabee, post-Trump and post-Daniels showing the net difference for each candidate. Brackets May 10. (Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman were not polled on May 10) OVERALL MODER SOMEWH CONS VERY CONS ROMNEY 16 (18) 26(23) 19 (20) 11 (15) PALIN 16 (12) 8 (13) 15 (9) 20 (13) PAWLENTY 13 (5) 15 (4) 15 (6) 12 (6) BACHMANN 9 (7) 5 (0) 6 (5) 13 (12) GINGRICH 9 (13) 7 (7)...
  • Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill

    06/02/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 84 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 19 Minutes ago | Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray
    Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill By NBC's Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray In remarks made at Bunker Hill in Massachusetts -- of all places -- Sarah Palin fired a shot at Mitt Romney over the health-care mandate that Romney signed into law in the state in 2006.The remarks came just before Romney formally announces his presidential bid in nearby New Hampshire, which Palin also plans to visit later today."In my opinion, any mandate coming from government is not a good thing, so obviously ... there will be more the explanation coming from former governor, Romney,...
  • Sarah Palin.....heading to NH (On the day Mitt is announcing there.)

    06/02/2011 7:53:02 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2, 2011 | John Element
    Sarah Palin emerged today from the Marriott Long Wharf hotel and said she planned to walk the Freedom Trail before heading to New Hampshire – where Mitt Romney is to announce his presidential candidacy today. “Coincidental that we’re in the same territory at the same time,’’ said Palin, a likely Republican presidential candidate. “But more power to Mitt… and best of luck to him.’’ Palin said she remains undecided on whether she will challenge Romney and other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Why Romney Sucks

    06/02/2011 3:42:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 2, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The fact is that Mitt Romney is an unprincipled chameleon with ZERO core beliefs... a synthetic, calculated opportunism has taken their place. Meanwhile, most of what he actually has said and done betrays a Big-Government social liberal. Other fun facts regarding this 'conservative' fraud'spast actions, positions, and failures: refused to endorse the 1994 GOP "Contract with America" distanced himself from the Reagan legacy: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush" lost GOP House seats in both Massachusetts elections of his tenure, 2004/2006 (leaving Republicans with the least # of seats there since the Civil War)   strongly supported gay rights...
  • Romney in Iowa: "I Support the Subsidy of Ethanol"

    05/27/2011 6:11:55 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 118 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 27, 2011 | Scott Conroy
    On his first trip back to the nation's first voting state as a soon-to-be declared presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for federal ethanol subsidies -- an always important campaign issue in Iowa that figures to take on an even more central role in the divided GOP field. "I support the subsidy of ethanol," Romney told a potential voter after an event here was cut short by a fire alarm. "I believe ethanol is an important part of our energy solution in this country." Support for ethanol subsidies has long been considered a political necessity for...
  • Romney to announce in New Hampshire next Thursday

    05/26/2011 5:19:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Romney to announce in New Hampshire next Thursday.
  • What a top aide to Sarah Palin really thinks about Mitt Romney,Bristol Palin,Erick Erickson and more

    05/23/2011 10:16:48 PM PDT · by Bratch · 170 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | May 24, 2011 | Jonathan Strong
    A series of messages forwarded to The Daily Caller show a top aide to former Alaska Gov. and possible presidential candidate Sarah Palin mocking top political figures and even her boss’s own daughter, Bristol Palin. RedState.com founder and CNN contributor Erick Erickson is “a total douchebag,” wrote Palin speechwriter and domestic policy adviser Rebecca Mansour in a May 22, 2010, message. “Greasy dumb ass with a talent for self-promotion. He threw himself in at the Gov’s SC rally. Self-promotion.” (Erickson said South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley invited him to the rally). Mitt Romney supporters are “wacky as hell,” Mansour wrote,...
  • Zogby Poll: Cain Takes Lead over Romney

    05/23/2011 9:43:59 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 218 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 5/23/11
    Herman Cain leads presumed frontrunner Mitt Romney as the top choice of Republican primary voters in the race for the 2012 Presidential nomination. Among all voters, no one in a list of 13 possible GOP candidates leads President Barack Obama.
  • Mitt's top NH supporter deserts

    05/05/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/5/2011 | Rick Moran
    Mitt Romney's New Hampshire organization was rocked with the news that the candidate's top supporter in the state will no longer support him. *Snip*CNN: "Why? He thinks Romney has shifted his positions too many times over the years."
  • Romney “really hoping” to be asked about Romneycare

    05/03/2011 7:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Last week, shortly before a certain ex-terrorist (now pining for the fjords) swallowed the news cycle, there were still some folks paying attention to the nascent GOP primary race. In an early stop in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney attended a forum hosted by Americans for Prosperity and moderated by Tim Phillips.It wouldn’t exactly take a modern day Nostradamus to know that Phillips was going to ask him about the health care plan he signed into law when he was the governor of the Bay State. The somewhat uncomfortable scene which then unfolded seemed to resemble a display of dancing which...
  • A whole new Romney for 2012 presidential run (Romney is still a fake RINO poser)

    03/04/2011 8:45:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-03-05 | Paul West
    Washington — Defying his reputation as a 1950s square, the new, more casual Mitt Romney is popping up around the country as he readies a second run for president. He's going tieless on network TV, strolling NASCAR pits in Daytona and sporting skinny Gap jeans bought for him by his wife. His latest campaign book, just out in paperback, opens with a regular-guy scene: wealthy Mitt in a Wal-Mart checkout line, buying gifts for his grandsons and comparing the surroundings to Target, another discount store he says he's familiar with.
  • The Incestuous World of American Politics (Romney hires Crist Aide)

    03/03/2011 11:44:15 AM PST · by roses of sharon · 11 replies
    I get asked all the time why people are so cynical about politics. Here’s a great example: Andrea Saul, who was Charlie Crist’s communications director. Here’s one of her attacks on Marco Rubio: “As the truth begins to surface about Speaker Rubio’s double billing of taxpayers, lavish spending of Republican money, and, just today, excessive pork spending, no ad will be able to stop voters from seeing he is not who he claims to be. A Miami lobbyist, Speaker Rubio has proved he is just another typical politician who uses his public office for personal gain and only comes clean...
  • Is Mitt Romney Setting Up a Tea Party 'Sister Souljah' Moment?

    01/22/2011 3:16:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 22, 2011 | Robert Schlesinger, Opinion Editor
    The Boston Globe has an interesting story pointing out that once-and-future GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not trying to suck up to the Tea Party movement, a fact which distinguishes Romney from virtually every other potential Republican presidential candidate. According to the Globe: As the former Massachusetts governor lays the groundwork for a possible second presidential run, he has largely shunned Tea Party activists in key primary states, including the state he must win if he enters the race, New Hampshire. Thus far, Romney is on track to present himself as the establishment candidate--a responsible, mainstream Republican leader with...
  • Romney inches closer

    01/13/2011 6:51:20 AM PST · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney, the AP reports, has stepped down from the board of the Marriott hotel chain, another methodical step toward his 2012 run. His aides have told other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April.
  • Romney Campaign to Surrender Evangelicals in 2012

    07/07/2010 8:21:33 PM PDT · by colorcountry · 62 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 7/07/10 | Joanna Brooks
    Word from inside the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign team is that Romney will abandon his 2008 strategy of seeking to win over social conservatives—evangelical or born-again Christians—for whom his Mormonism is a major deterrent. In 2008, the Romney campaign had hoped the candidate’s clean-cut, family-man profile would be enough to win over socially conservative Christians, many of whom harbor deep misgivings about Mormonism fed in large part by a thirty-year campaign of “spiritual warfare” against Mormonism begun in the 1980s at Fuller Theological Seminary under the auspices of its anti-“cult” ministries. Romney’s 2008 candidacy was consistently shadowed not only...
  • 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.