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  • Conservatives ally for a reset of election expectations (RINOs: we shouldn't seek conservatives)

    04/06/2012 11:21:33 AM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 98 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/4/2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Some influential conservative thinkers have concluded that Mitt Romney’s struggle to ignite voter enthusiasm reflects a more serious problem for Republicans in setting unrealistic expectations for their presidential nominee. Calling their alliance Project Liberty, the newly formed group says the former Massachusetts governor cannot beat President Obama unless tea party members and the GOP’s activists — including conservatives on the Republican National Committee — adjust their mindset about insisting on a fully formed, ideologically reliable candidate as their standard-bearer.... Project Liberty backers have concluded that Mr. Romney will not win the White House on the basis of something he is...
  • Santorum’s campaign releases their delegate count: Romney 571, Santorum 342

    04/06/2012 7:41:42 AM PDT · by Qbert · 38 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | April 5th, 2012 | The Right Scoop
    This is interesting. There’s a lot of issues as to how this will be handled at the convention by the RNC as they explain below, but their numbers certainly look better than the media’s counts. I’m sure they will be analyzed quite at bit in the coming days: The Media’s Delegate Math is Wrong There are a couple of fundamental flaws with the delegate counts that the media keeps that reveals that this race is much closer than they report: 1)      Florida, Arizona, and quite possibly Puerto Rico will be proportional rather than Winner Take All.  They broke RNC rules...
  • Santorum's private meetings focused on his way forward

    04/05/2012 8:14:24 PM PDT · by gogogodzilla · 21 replies
    CNN ^ | 05 April 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    (CNN) – Rick Santorum participated in two meetings with conservative leaders on Thursday which focused on his candidacy, but not on whether rival Newt Gingrich should end his, sources with knowledge of the meetings told CNN. "There was some frustration about the fact that Gingrich wasn't in Wisconsin, and if his vote had gone to Santorum then Santorum would have won, but I would not in any way say that meeting focused on getting Gingrich out," one participant said. This source and others spoke to CNN on the condition of anonymity because of the non-public nature of the meeting.
  • Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'

    04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT · by VinL · 75 replies
    Tonwhall ^ | 4-5-12 | Kate Hicks
    Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over. Ouch. As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee. “I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only...
  • Gingrich group files for bankruptcy

    04/05/2012 11:14:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 5, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    In another black eye for Newt Gingrich, the flagship of what's known in Washington as "Newt, Inc.," has filed for bankruptcy. In a Chapter 7 filing in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Georgia, The Gingrich Group LLC, doing business as the Center for Health Transformation, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday. (Chapter 7 is "the chapter of the Bankruptcy Code providing for 'liquidation,' that is, the sale of a debtor's nonexempt property and the distribution of the proceeds to creditors," as defined by the federal courts.) The vast majority of Gingrich's net worth is tied up in the Gingrich Group....
  • Newt in Autumn

    04/02/2012 9:21:33 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Robert Costa
    Haley understands why many politicos interpret Gingrich’s maneuvers as a retreat. Haley’s job, as he sees it, is to keep the campaign in survival mode until then — out of debt, in the news, and prepared for a floor debate. “We clearly have an opportunity to win,” Haley says. “Now, it’s clear from the delegate math that we have an almost impossible hurdle. But we also believe that Romney will have a very difficult time reaching the necessary 1,144 delegates he needs to be the nominee. If the Republican National Committee follows its rules regarding Florida and Arizona, Romney will...
  • Recovery threatened by runaway student loan debt [Newt: "Student Loans a Ponzi Scheme"]

    04/03/2012 1:58:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    The Florida Times Union - Jacksonville ^ | March 3, 2012 | Tom Raum
    Surging above $1 trillion, U.S. student loan debt has surpassed credit card and auto-loan debt. This debt explosion jeopardizes the fragile recovery, increases the burden on taxpayers and possibly sets the stage for a new economic crisis. ............. Newt Gingrich calls student loans a "Ponzi scheme" under which students spend the borrowed money now but will "have to pay off the national debt" later in life as taxpayers.... Lifting student debt higher and higher is the escalating cost of attending schools, with tuition increasing far faster than the rate of inflation. And enrollment has been rising for years, a trend...
  • Gingrich says he is confident he can earn the GOP nomination

    04/04/2012 7:54:21 PM PDT · by VinL · 99 replies
    NBC-17 -NCarolina ^ | 4-4-12 | Staff
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks with media at the state GOP headquarters in Raleigh. (EDIT- Newt's take on the current state of the primary starts at the 5 minute mark.)
  • Romney’s Vicious Attack Ads Against Conservatives May Doom Romney Now or in November

    04/04/2012 7:34:47 PM PDT · by VinL · 100 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 4-4-12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Coming off of his primary wins in liberal Maryland and DC and a relentlessly negative campaign in Wisconsin, Mitt Romney’s campaign has signaled to the other candidates for the Republican nomination for President that there will be no let-up in the negative tenor of his campaign going into Pennsylvania and the other spring primaries. Mitt Romney As Bloomberg’s Heidi Przybyla noted, the “defining feature of the 2012 Republican presidential primary race” has been Romney’s relentlessly negative campaign. According to Przybyla’s research, “Since the contests began, Restore Our Future has spent $35 million on commercials attacking Santorum and Newt Gingrich” and...
  • Two Thirds Want Newt to Stay in - 55% Don't Trust Romney

    04/04/2012 1:48:07 PM PDT · by rightjb · 60 replies ^ | 4/4/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    KEEP FIGHTING NEWT!That’s the message from the GOP.  Only 26% want to crown Mitt and call it a day.  Only 32% of Republican voters think it should only be Romney and Rick.  And 42% respond to the Romney/Rick show with “none of the above.”There are a couple of reasons for this in my opinion.  First, it is clear that many of us find RINO Romney simply the wrong rival to wrest control from the Cloward-Piven in Chief.  It turns out even the GOP INSIDERS may agree as Joe Scarborough spills in this morning spew: (h/t at:
  • Hamas leader admits 'Palestinian' identity is invented [Newt was right?]

    04/03/2012 4:48:25 PM PDT · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Israel Today ^ | April 03, 2012 | Ryan Jones
    US Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has come under a lot of fire for saying that the "Palestinians" are an invented people. Most have ridiculed Gingrich by pointing out there are clearly millions of Arabs living in so-called "Palestine." But Gingrich wasn't talking about the physical presence of those people today, but rather the national identity they have adopted and the fact that most immigrated to the land not so long ago. In a televised address on Al-Hekma TV last week, Hamas Minister of the Interior and of National Security Fathi Hammad basically backed up Gingrich's assessment, acknowledging that the...
  • Newt Gingrich vows to stay in GOP campaign until Tampa

    04/03/2012 9:19:30 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 86 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | The Associated Press
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Newt Gingrich says he isn’t leaving the party’s presidential race and is vowing to continue all the way to the nominating convention.
  • Romney Projected Winner in MD

    04/03/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT · by parksstp · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-03-2012 | CNN Live Results
    Harford County going 2-1 for Romney, means the 1st District is lost. Santorum only winning tiny Garrett at the moment in the 6th, but in all likelihood looks to be a sweep of all the delegates for Romney and possible majority win.
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Ipsos: 85%-99% chance of Obama winning

    04/03/2012 1:43:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 040312 | Paul Bedard
    Mitt Romney’s slow but seemingly successful trudge to the GOP nomination aside, President Obama is a virtual lock to win a second term, according to a blockbuster election analysis by Ipsos. The bottom line, said Ipsos’ polling director Clifford Young: If Obama’s weak approval rating stays at 47 percent, there is an 85 percent chance he wins reelection. Should it rise to 50 percent or better, which is the goal of the Obama-Biden campaign, he stands a 99 percent chance of winning. “The Republican primaries are nothing more than an interesting side-show to an eventual Obama victory,” said Young, managing...
  • Rick Santorum Lies About Multiple Documented ProChoice Statements

    04/02/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Rick Santorum: Consistently Pro-Lie ~ Part 2 In Rick's own words: "I was prochoice all my life" PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People
  • ‘Liberated’ from the Tea Party?

    04/02/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/2/2012 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In many ways, the story of the 2012 Republican primary has been the inability of Mitt Romney to win over more than a third of self-identified “strong Tea Party supporters” or “very conservative” voters. If he had received the support of those voters, even a slim majority of them, the race would almost certainly have been over weeks ago. Where Romney hasn’t yet succeeded with most grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers, he’s had remarkable success in the past two weeks gaining the support of their leaders... It would seem, then, that everyone associated with Romney’s campaign would avoid saying anything...
  • As Romney nears nod, GOP base nods off; Enthusiasm saved for Obama ouster

    04/02/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/1/2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Pledges of support from powerful Republicans last week may have edged Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination, but the former Massachusetts governor still struggles to fire the imaginations of most in his party — even the coveted endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida seemed underwhelming in tone. Mr. Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who also endorsed Mr. Romney last week, focused less on his qualifications for the presidency than on the vulnerabilities of President Obama. “[Mr. Romney‘s] challenge, assuming he gets the nomination, is to create more enthusiasm among...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Pick Conservative Platform

    04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning during a campaign stop in Maryland: if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee, pick a conservative platform. But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romney’s favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates. ““I will be going to Tampa, Callista and I will both be going to Tampa, because we are going to fight for a conservative platform,“ Gingrich said. “He [Romney] has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates. At that...
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/02/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/02/2012
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...