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  • Romney adviser: Obama's birthplace not an issue in the race

    05/27/2012 9:56:45 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 81 replies
    Politico ^ | 5-25-12 | Maggie Habberman
    In advance of the fundraiser with Mitt Romney and Donald Trump on Tuesday, the candidate's senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom tried to set the line on CNN a short time ago. "I can't speak for Donald Trump," Fehrnstrom said. "But I can tell you that Mitt Romney accepts that President Obama was born in the United States. He doesn't view the place of his birth as an issue in this campaign."
  • How Mitt Romney Will Choose His Running Mate. [1st phase,secret investigation.]

    05/16/2012 12:51:28 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul West
    **SNIP** Far less attention will get paid to the vital, somewhat shadowy, process of protecting Romney from choosing someone who cannot withstand the white-hot scrutiny of a presidential campaign. A longtime Republican insider who’s been a central figure in vetting numerous VP candidates has just written an eye-opening description in the Wall Street Journal of the process Romney is likely to follow. “They will be asked for their agreement to join him on the GOP ticket if chosen, and in the meantime, to submit to a most intrusive and far-reaching vetting by lawyers and advisors working for the campaign,” writes...
  • Poly Wanna Cracker?

    04/21/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by radioone · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-20-12 | JAMES TARANTO
    Another day, another effort by an Obama supporter to portray Mitt Romney as weird. This time it's Brian Schweitzer, governor of Montana, in an interview with the Daily Beast. When Schweitzer "said Romney would have a 'tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,' " reporter Ben Jacobs observed "that was mildly ironic since Mitt's father"--George W. Romney, who served as Michigan's governor from 1963-69 and sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1968--"was born in Mexico": Schweitzer replied that it is "kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he'd have to...
  • GOP strategists: Puerto Rico Gov. Fortuno is a sleeper vice presidential pick

    04/15/2012 3:20:50 PM PDT · by svxdave · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/14/2012 | Daniel Strauss
    Puerto Rico Gov. Luis Fortuno (R) is a sleeper pick for the No. 2 spot on the 2012 presidential ticket, according to GOP strategists. Republican front-runner Mitt Romney has kept his cards close to his chest on vice presidential prospects, saying that it would be “presumptuous” to think about it before winning the nomination. But in a recent interview with Newsmax, he described Fortuno as “a solid conservative and a firm leader.” He also dubbed Fortuno “one of the great leaders of our party.” Republican strategists say that whomever Romney picks, the selection has to resonate with Hispanic voters. Sen....
  • 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
  • Another Goldman swindler exposed & How might Solomon advise to the GOP on Romney?

    03/24/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies ^ | 3/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The Big story this weekend is that “a congressional committee is investigating how $1.6 billion in customer funds went missing from bankrupt brokerage MF Global said Friday that it’s found evidence that then-CEO Jon Corzine directed a senior executive to use $200 million of clients’ money.” It’s such a shame to see the former Governor getting probed like this. I thought Dems were not subject to financial and accounting laws because they created the laws for us. All Corzine needs to do is go before the judge and jury, then tell them they are stupid and he knows better. He...
  • Romney's struggles fuel talk of brokered convention

    02/18/2012 9:28:20 AM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:31pm EST | Steve Holland
    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's struggles in Michigan are fueling speculation that Republicans might have to resort to a doomsday scenario and launch a frantic search for a 2012 savior at their nominating convention in late August. Rare in the modern age of U.S. politics, a "brokered convention" could result in Republicans ditching their current crop of candidates and turning to someone else who they feel would have a better chance of defeating Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. How did Republicans get to this point? Romney's failure to get conservatives fully behind him and put down yet...
  • Paul Begala: Santorum Spanks Romney in Midwestern Primaries

    02/08/2012 5:40:22 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 7 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 2/7/2012 | Paul "Big Head" Begala
    Mitt Romney didn't just lose. He lost to Muhammad, Jugdish, Sidney, and Clayton—the archetypal losers from Animal House. The story of Missouri, Minnesota, and Colorado is the stunning weakness of Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum's impressive victory in the nonbinding Missouri "beauty contest" began an ugly night for Romney. Mitt, who garnered 29 percent in Missouri in 2008, limped in with 25 percent—fewer than half the votes Santorum earned (55 percent). Then came Minnesota, where Romney lost again. Big time. He won the state four years ago—earning 41 percent, But Tuesday night, he won only 17 percent, for a stunning third-place...
  • New Poll Finds The More People Learn About Romney, The More They Dislike Him

    02/06/2012 2:12:12 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    By a more than two to one margin, Americans say that the more they learn about Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney, the more they dislike him, per a new Washington Post / ABC poll: Overall, 55 percent of those who are closely following the campaign say they disapprove of what the GOP candidates have been saying. By better than 2 to 1, Americans say the more they learn about Romney, the less they like him. Even among Republicans, as many offer negative as positive assessments of him on this question. Judgments about former House speaker Newt Gingrich, who denounced Romney...
  • Why Mitt Is Desperate to Force Newt Out

    02/06/2012 6:54:24 AM PST · by ak267 · 10 replies
    Mark America ^ | 2-6-2012 | Mark America
    First, he called Adelson to convince him to stop adding financial support of Gingrich via his SuperPAC. When that didn’t work, he piled on some more of his own money, and those who fund the SuperPacs advocating on his behalf or at least slamming his competitors. When that didn’t work, some shills in the press dropped the conspicuous rumor that Newt’s “…hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race,” implying he would get out Saturday evening. This was solely to try to undermine the vote in Nevada in Romney’s...
  • Mark Levin Goes Nuclear Over Romney’s Inability To Explain Conservatism (audio)

    Mark Levin spent part of his first hour playing Milton Friedman clips and explaining why Romney’s position on minimum wage is wrong, to educate the man and us. But as you’ll see in his monologue below, it frustrates him very much that he feels he has to do so. He starts by playing a clip of Romney today that he was very much unimpressed with, which then turned into this amazing monologue where he explained why he is frustrated with Romney’s lack of conservatism. This is a MUST LISTEN. Here is a partial quote from his monologue but you should...
  • Why aren't there any Romney ballot eligibility challenges?

    01/31/2012 3:10:55 AM PST · by Mr170IQ · 71 replies
    me | Jan. 31, 2012 | Me
    Everybody here, myself included, is desperate that Romney not be the Republican candidate for president. I suggest that the most cost-effective way of accomplishing that would be to bring Natural Born Citizen ballot eligibility suits against him in a few states, and try to get a few rulings in our favor before the RNC convention. I have read that there is no evidence that Romney's father was naturalized before Romney's birth. If he is found to be ineligible anywhere before the convention, his delegates won't matter. Worst case there would be a brokered convention. Why isn't anyone trying this? Lack...
  • Tea Party! Demand Marco Rubio tell Mitt to pull ad (Or does Rubio only speak up for Mitt?)

    01/29/2012 4:06:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    January 29, 2012 | Vanity
    Will the Tea Party be asking (demanding!) that Senator Marco Rubio (VERY PUBLICLY) ask Mitt Romney's campaign to shut down their "Tom Brokaw" ad -- in light of the fact that when Sen. Rubio VERY PUBLICLY inserted himself in the Florida GOP Primary battle, Newt Gingrich pulled that Romney ad ? Does the Mitt Romney ad of a 14 year old NBC news lead story about Newt Gingrich (charges he was cleared of) offend Sen. Rubio or will he sit silent? Is Sen. Rubio merely an "immigrant issue" politician or is he a fair representative of ALL Floridians? NBC has...
  • Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker?

    01/27/2012 12:51:27 PM PST · by Biblebelter · 8 replies
    1/27/2012 | Biblebelter
    Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker? Massachusetts politicians are such hypocrites that they just can't help themselves when it comes to having it both ways. Contrary to Democrat Party elite mythology John Kerry's most serious political wound did not come about by Swiftboating, but was self-inflicted. The poster boy for political hypocrisy will be forever remembered for saying," I voted for it before I voted against it." Mitt Romney is as slick as they come and he is well programmed by his handlers. He did not directly say that his father was an immigrant in...
  • Romney Supported by Three Moderate GOP Presidential Losers--and this is supposed to help?

    01/27/2012 12:01:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Friday, January 27, 2012 | Kristinn
    Mitt Romney, whose liberal past and questionable conservative credentials are at the heart of his problems securing the Republican presidential nomination, is being supported by three prior Republican nominees--all of whom lost their bids for the presidency while running as moderates.Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee who lost to Barack Obama, endorsed Romney on January 4 heading into the New Hampshire primary.Former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 nomineee who lost to Bill Clinton, endorsed Romney in December before the Iowa caucus.Former President George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, 'unofficially' endorsed Romney in December in remarks to...
  • Newt Gingrich removes anti-immigrant Romney ad after scolding by Sen. Marco Rubio, others

    01/25/2012 10:25:37 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 70 replies · 2+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | 1/25/2012 | MARC CAPUTO
    Sen. Marco Rubio scolded Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign over a Spanish-language radio ad that accuses rival Mitt Romney of being “anti-immigrant.” “This kind of language is more than just unfortunate. It’s inaccurate, inflammatory, and doesn’t belong in this campaign,” Rubio told The Miami Herald when asked about the ad. “The truth is that neither of these two men is anti-immigrant,” Rubio said. “Both are pro-legal immigration and both have positive messages that play well in the Hispanic community.” By mid-day, Gingrich’s campaign said it would pull the radio ad out of “respect for the senator’s wishes.” About the same time,...
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 4:33:13 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 122 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | January 22, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    One of the things fellow Republicans and political observers have never liked about Mitt Romney is the wholesome piety he exhibits on the stump, while his hacks and PACs engage in some of the ugliest politics around. He can flash that plastic smile and pretend all he wants, but people know the cold fish doesn't shy away from the politics of personal destruction. If anything, his campaigns embrace it more than most, while feigning ignorance and pretending otherwise himself.This is why so many people in the GOP have come to dislike Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney backer and New Jersey Gov....
  • Romney Says He Pays About 15 Percent in Income Tax

    01/17/2012 12:37:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2012 | KASIE HUNT
    After weeks of stalling, Mitt Romney did an about-face on Tuesday and said he will release his tax returns in April and that they will show he pays close to 15 percent of his income in taxes. Romney, a multimillionaire, has been under pressure from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination and others to release the information. He'd previously said he wouldn't release it. He suggested Tuesday that he would make public only one year's worth of information, for 2011. Speaking to reporters after a campaign stop in South Carolina, Romney said most of his income comes from investments,...
  • ¿El Presidente? (Mitt Romney could be the first Latino president. So why is he blowing it?)

    01/13/2012 1:05:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JANUARY 11, 2012 | LARRY KAPLOW
    He might look and sound like an Anglo-American, but Mitt Romney could make a real run at being the first Latino president. And it wouldn't be just in the sense that Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton the "first black president" or Latinos and even Muslims hoped Texas Gov. George W. Bush, apparently sympathetic to their issues, might be their honorary "first" when he got to the White House. As recapped this week on NBC's Rock Center, Romney's great-grandfather settled in a Mormon colony in Mexico in 1885. About three dozen Romneys still live in the northern state of Chihuahua, holding...
  • New Romney Ad Embraces Mormonism

    01/07/2012 10:49:40 PM PST · by Colofornian · 80 replies
    The Daily ^ | Jan. 7, 2012
    Mitt Romney has realized that he can't avoid the issue of his Mormon religion, so he might as well embrace it. The Republican frontrunner's new South Carolina mail campaign emphasizes Romney's deep religious beliefs and 42-year marriage, in an effort to win over 60 percent of the state's Republicans that are evangelical or "born again" Christians. The ad, however, doesn't dive head first into touting Romney's Mormonism, but instead refers heavily to his "faith" and how it will influence him as president, also assuring South Carolina voters that the White House contender is "pro-life, pro-marriage, and pro-family."