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  • Mitt Romney won't commit to Florida GOP debate in Tampa

    01/21/2012 3:41:45 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 73 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | Aaron Sharockman
    TAMPA — Mitt Romney on Friday wouldn't commit to Florida's first 2012 presidential primary debate, further upending a campaign that has swung from perfunctory to unsettled in a span of 48 hours. Romney spokesman Ryan Williams said the campaign had "no announcements" on the Monday night debate, which is being hosted by the Tampa Bay Times, NBC News, National Journal and the Florida Council of 100. Romney probably will decide whether to participate and under what terms after today's primary in South Carolina. Polls there show he now trails Newt Gingrich. Gingrich pounced on the indecisiveness while campaigning in Orangeburg,...
  • Marianne Gingrich in ’95: "I don’t want [Newt] to be president, and I don’t think he should be"

    01/19/2012 11:55:34 AM PST · by montag813 · 55 replies
    TheDC ^ | 01-19-2012 | Matt Lewis
    Amid news that Newt Gingrich’s ex-wife Marianne’s interview with ABC will air tonight, a political veteran who has had past ties to Gingrich, reminds me that the former Mrs. Gingrich has long opposed his running for president. “I think it matters that she’s been saying this shit for years — and has been doing things to tweak him for years,” said this source. This is actually true. As the New York Post reminds us today: In 1995, when Vanity Fair magazine asked Marianne what would happen if Newt ran for president, she boasted she could derail the bid with a...
  • Devastating Info About Mitt Romney's Unelectability that He Wants to Keep from the Public!

    01/11/2012 5:50:49 PM PST · by xzins · 80 replies · 1+ views
    Bloggers and Personal ^ | Jan 11, 2012 | Xzins
    Mitt Romney is a loser...an election loser. In his 1994 senatorial campaign, he lost by a huge margin (by more than 17 points) in a year when Republicans took over Congress. Despite everyone else’s success, Romney managed to lose. Of all his campaigns he has won only once when he won a single term as governor of Massachusetts, but he quickly tarnished that close victory. After becoming governor in 2002 with Kerry Healey as his running mate, Romney proceeded to mismanage his position so that his approval dropped rapidly into the 40's and then the 30's. He left that mess...
  • Never has a winner looked so beaten (Mitt)

    01/11/2012 7:10:01 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 98 replies · 2+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Podhoretz
    <p>Perplexing but true: Mitt Romney is on the glide path to the most easily secured nomination a Republican presidential candidate has ever had — while being one of the weakest major candidates either party has ever seen.</p> <p>Paul will certainly stay in it with Romney all the way. Somebody has to. And that is not good news for the Republican Party, which will have to reckon with possibly ill-behaved Paul delegates at the convention in Tampa in August — delegates who might heckle Romney from the floor and otherwise disrupt his coronation.</p>
  • Romney's Ugly Coronation [New Video]

    01/10/2012 7:56:00 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube Video ^ | January 10, 2011 | American Bridge 21st Century
    VIDEO"Uploaded by americanbridge21st on Jan 9, 2012 Though Mitt Romney has spent 5 years of his run for President mired at 25%, there is one group that is signaling their singularsupport: the Washington Establishment. And Karl Rove, the king of conventional GOP wisdom is working double-time to make sure rank-and-file Republicans know it's time to fall in line. Through his constant television appearances and weekly op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, Rove has consistently favored Mitt Romney and done what he does best: work to tear down any credible rival to Romney."
  • $480: The Price Rick Perry Paid for Each Iowa Caucus Vote

    01/04/2012 11:06:55 AM PST · by NYer · 16 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 4, 2012
    What can you buy for $130? A nice pair of headphones. A romantic dinner for two. Five hours of a typical worker's pre-tax salary. Or, if you're running for president, maybe you can buy a vote.If you combine the Republican presidential candidates' total direct spending on media with SuperPAC outlays and other television ad buys from outside groups, you come out to about $15.6 million spent on TV ads in an Iowa caucus with about 120,000 total voters. That means the average price of a buying a vote via media came out about $130 dollars, according to data collected by...
  • Rick Perry: Here we come South Carolina!!

    01/04/2012 8:41:14 AM PST · by Pan_Yan · 67 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 4, 2012 11:14 am | Rick Perry
    GovernorPerry 15 mins, 1 sec ago Twitter And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State...Here we come South Carolina!!! yfrog.com/odz8ujrj
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Rick Perry: "I am Returning to Texas"

    01/03/2012 9:16:25 PM PST · by therightliveswithus · 103 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/4/12 | Aurelius
    In a campaign speech late Tuesday night, Governor Rick Perry stated that he is "returning to Texas" to reassess whether he is going to continue running for President. The speech contained several emotional moments, in particular two moments. The first was when he read a letter from an adoring supporter who called him a "great man." The letter described a conversation that Mr. Perry had had with a soldier and how his supporter looked on in awe as he watched Governor Perry call the veteran his "Christian brother." The second was when Perry announced that he would be returning to...
  • Iowa finish could knock Perry out of SC debate

    01/03/2012 7:39:50 PM PST · by Rational Thought · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 01/03/2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Gov. Rick Perry, R-Texas, appears doomed to a fifth-place finish in Iowa. Unless he drops out, that would make South Carolina his last stand against Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney. The problem is that he might not receive an invitation to an upcoming South Carolina debate (given the debate criteria). Candidates can qualify to participate in the CNN/Southern Republican Leadership Conference debate January 19th (two days before the South Carolina primary) in one of four ways. First and second, they can place in the top four in either Iowa or New Hampshire. Third and fourth, they can qualify by averaging seven...
  • Rick Perry Draws In Volunteers in Expansive Iowa Ground Game Effort

    01/01/2012 2:44:40 PM PST · by shield · 58 replies
    ABC News ^ | 31st December 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    WEST DES MOINES, Iowa – Walk into this West Des Moines hotel, and you’ll easily encounter volunteers in Rick Perry fleeces or staffers wearing official Rick Perry badges. The Perry campaign has set up shop here just days before the Iowa caucuses while nearly two thousand volunteers fan out across the state to promote the Texas governor with an expansive ground game as the campaign hopes he’ll earn a top three spot in the caucuses Tuesday. A source close to the Perry campaign confirmed to ABC News they have signed up 1500 precinct leaders across Iowa. At each of the...
  • Bob Dole endorses Romney for Republican nominee

    12/18/2011 5:12:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 79 replies
    Reuters ^ | Dec 18, 2011
    Republican elder statesman and former Senate leader Bob Dole on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney to be the Republican presidential nominee, a day after the former Massachusetts governor received the backing of Iowa's main newspaper. In an open letter to Iowa voters, Dole - himself a former presidential candidate - said a great deal was at stake on January 3, when Iowa votes in the first nominating contest for the 2012 presidential election. "A number of my friends are currently candidates seeking the GOP nomination. But the time has now come for us to decide who among them can defeat Barack...
  • Rick Perry: Proven Leadership

    11/29/2011 6:02:49 PM PST · by Outlaw Woman · 42 replies
    "In spite of all the Naysayers who were predicting failure, our economy is growing again; no more manufactured crisis' no more games, we are headed in the right direction." "I love these folks who say well this is Obama's economy; that's fine, "give it to me...!" President Barack Hussein Obama
  • Rick Perry gets U.S. voting age wrong in New Hampshire

    11/29/2011 12:46:49 PM PST · by perfect_rovian_storm · 73 replies · 2+ views
    WaPo ^ | 11/29/11 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    At a town hall meeting at the Institute of Politics at New Hampshire’s Saint Anselm’s College Tuesday, Rick Perry asked that all of the college students in the crowd who will be 21 by Nov. 12 support his bid for the presidency. Say what? The voting age in the United States is, of course, 18. And the 2012 election will be held on Nov. 6, 2012. (The New Hampshire Republican primary, which brought Perry to the state, will take place on Jan. 10). “Those who are going to be over 21 on November 12th, I ask for your support,” Perry...
  • Barney Frank blames redistricting in decision to quit

    11/28/2011 2:57:10 PM PST · by Makana · 39 replies
    Boston Herald website ^ | Nov.28, 2011 | Dave Wedge, Hillary Chabot And Natalie Sherman
    A somewhat bitter U.S. Rep. Barney Frank said today he will not seek re-election in 2012 in a move he said was triggered by redistricting that left him with too many new constituents to serve as a “lame-duck” legislator. “There are too many constraints,” Frank said about his life as a politician and the energy it would take to meet new voters so late in his tenure. “People are skeptical about incumbents,” he added. “There was also this — I don’t like raising money.”
  • Rick Perry continues to struggle to win endorsements from Texas lawmakers

    11/26/2011 3:11:59 AM PST · by South40 · 23 replies
    HoustonChronicle ^ | 11/25/2011 | Amanda Russo
    It’s been a long, hard road for Rick Perry the last few months, what with his unforgettable “oops” moment, that strange speech in New Hampshire, the birtherism interlude, the Mormon “cult” distraction and — well, you get the idea. But with the constant struggles on the campaign trail, Perry has been able to count on a solid phalanx of support from Texas Republicans. Wait? He hasn’t? Uh, oh. By the latest count, Perry has won endorsements from only eight of his home state’s 23 Republican House members and neither of the state’s two senators.
  • Chris Rock, the Obama supporter

    11/10/2011 5:43:33 AM PST · by crosshairs · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 11/9/11 | Patrick Gavin
    Some celebrities may have soured a bit on President Barack Obama, but not Chris Rock. The comedian and actor told fellow comedian Marc Maron on the “WTF with Marc Maron” podcast that he’s “fine with the president,” if only because he understands that the president has to keep his most aggressive policies on the back burner until he earns a second term. “There’s a f——— art to the first term because you’re always running for a second term the whole time. It’s like Clinton’s first term. You can’t really do your gangsta sh— until your second term. … Even Bush...
  • Dear David Frum: The ‘abortion issue’ is not going away until we end the killing

    10/25/2011 3:58:33 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 14 replies · 1+ views
    LifeSiteNews/Unmaskingchoice.ca ^ | 10/25/11 | Jonathon Van Maren
    October 25, 2011 (Unmaskingchoice.ca) - Earlier this week, noted conservative commentator David Frum, a former speechwriter of President George W. Bush, published a column on CNN’s website musing on the question “What if abortion became a non-issue?” While Frum has, in former days, been an impressive advocate for socially conservative values, ever since the 2008 election he has advocated for a desertion of social conservatism in order to “win” more elections based on fiscal issues. Besides the inherently flawed logic behind this position—it is impossible to advocate for smaller government while simultaneously deserting the protection of the family unit that...
  • David Frum Defends "Read My Lips" Tax Hike

    07/11/2011 10:02:03 AM PDT · by 92nina · 11 replies
    ATR ^ | 2011-07-08 | Ryan Ellis
    David Frum makes the argument that the spending cuts promised in the 1990 "read my lips" tax hike budget deal indeed did come to fruition (contra to my argument yesterday). He argues that, since spending as a percent of the economy declined in the 1990s, the spending cuts must have materialized.This is eminently-wrong for several reasons: CBO data shows that the promise--$274 billion in baseline spending cuts--not only didn't happen, but that baseline spending actually increased by $22 billion. This is simply what the data show. Spending as a percent of the economy did decline in the 1990s, but not...
  • I WAS WRONG ABOUT SAME-SEX MARRIAGE and got the zot (again)

    06/29/2011 8:15:42 AM PDT · by No Brainer · 147 replies
    CNN ^ | 6/27/11 | David Frum
    I was a strong opponent of same-sex marriage. Fourteen years ago, Andrew Sullivan and I forcefully debated the issue at length online (at a time when online debate was a brand new thing). Yet I find myself strangely untroubled by New York state's vote to authorize same-sex marriage -- a vote that probably signals that most of "blue" states will follow within the next 10 years. I don't think I'm alone in my reaction either. Most conservatives have reacted with calm -- if not outright approval -- to New York's dramatic decision. Why? The short answer is that the case...