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  • Mitt Romney's Family Christmas Card-Slash-Campaign Advertisement

    12/25/2010 9:19:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 3+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | December 24, 2010 | Dennis DiClaudio
    Did you get your Christmas card from the Romneys this year? No? That's odd. Did he not confirm your address the last time you ran into him at the yacht club's semi-formal restaurant? What's that? You don't belong to the yacht club? Yikes. This is slightly embarrassing. I certainly do have egg and vanilla-infused aloe facial scrub on my face ha ha ha ha. Anyway, here, you can take a peek at the one that Mitt Romney's campaign website somehow managed to get their hands on… Yes, that is a picture of Mitt Romney and his wife Ann posing with...
  • Governor Mitt Romney’s Family Christmas Card 2010

    12/23/2010 8:26:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies · 2+ views
    We thought you’d like to see Governor Romney’s wonderful family Christmas card… The inscription on the bottom reads “Guess which grandchild heard that Papa might run again?” Any guesses? Those are fourteen adorable grandchildren, for sure! An inside look…What a fantastic family!
  • Mitt Romney mulls presidential run, can’t hide from the Mass. health mandate he signed into law

    12/18/2010 10:22:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 3+ views
    The Fall River Herald News / The Associated Press ^ | December 18, 2010 | Glen Johnson, AP Political Writer
    BOSTON — Republican Mitt Romney is finding it hard to avoid comparisons between the Massachusetts health insurance mandate he signed into law and the federal version enacted by President Barack Obama as he weighs another presidential run. A federal judge struck down the Obama mandate last week, and appeals of that ruling and other court challenges are likely to wend their way to the Supreme Court during the next two years, legal experts say....
  • Why Romney Needs Palin (This is how the Left thinks)

    12/18/2010 2:08:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The American Prospect's Tapped Blog ^ | December 15, 2010 | Paul Waldman
    As we all know, Mitt Romney's biggest problem in the 2012 Republican primaries is that conservatives don't trust him, given that he used to be a pro-choice moderate who got health coverage for Massachusetts' uninsured. His answer to this problem has been to run frantically to the right, staking out the most extreme position he can on any issue that comes up (his latest is an attack on lazy unemployed people). But the truth is this strategy is going to fail. What Mitt needs to understand is that voters don't make judgments based on checklists. If a true-blue conservative wants...
  • Romney: Replace unemployment insurance system

    12/14/2010 11:49:37 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Oregonian ^ | December 14, 2010 | Jeff Mapes
    On the same day that it was announced that Oregon remains mired in a 10.6 percent jobless rate, Republican Mitt Romney published an op-ed piece saying that unemployment insurance ought to replaced with a privatized insurance system. Of course, Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, is looking toward running for president again in 2012. And his piece in USA Today - which denounces the tax deal President Barack Obama reached with Republican leaders - was aimed at inciting a little buzz among conservative activists. It may not have the short-hand verve of one of Sarah Palin's tweets, but Romney is...
  • PPP Poll: Romney Trails Obama By 9 Points In Massachusetts

    12/03/2010 6:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    TPM ^ | December 3, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The new survey of Massachusetts from Public Policy Polling (D) shows President Obama continuing to lead various possible Republican challengers in this deep-blue state -- including former Gov. Mitt Romney, who comes the closest to Obama but still trails by a significant margin. Obama leads Newt Gingrich by 57%-33%; Mike Huckabee by 57%-33%; and extends his lead to 61%-32% against Sarah Palin. Against Romney, who was governor of the state from 2003-2007 -- and did not seek re-election in 2006 in order to run for president in the 2008 cycle -- Obama leads by 52%-43%. Obama's approval rating in Massachusetts...
  • Palin, blueblood-bashing and Mitt Romney (Bushes endorse Myth)

    11/24/2010 12:54:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    Salon ^ | November 24, 2010 | Steve Kornacki
    Sarah Palin wasted little time firing back at Barbara Bush, who used an interview with Larry King early this week to express her hope that Palin will stay in Alaska. "I think the majority of Americans don't want to put up with the blue bloods," Palin said on Laura Ingraham's radio show on Wednesday. "And I say it with all due respect because I love the Bushes. The blue bloods who want to pick and choose their winners instead of allowing competition to pick and choose the winners." While it's true that Barbara Bush remains a well-liked figure, particularly within...
  • A Mormon not for Romney for President

    11/20/2010 4:20:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Liberty Musings Blog ^ | November 16, 2010 | David Hall
    Monday evening, Special Report’s 12 in 2012 series featured Mitt Romney, and his likely 2012 run for President. I was for Romney in 2008 and supported him in the Republican caucuses in Colorado. But not this year. To me, he crashed and burned over his Romneycare. It’s not that he pushed this through in Massachusetts, it’s his blindness in how he continues to defend it. They played his answer on Special Report, and it’s so weak. He talks like there is a difference of night and day between Romneycare and Obamacare because his was a state program and Obamacare is...
  • Republican hearts are with Palin-but not their heads. Best prez candidate for 2012, Romney (Spew!)

    11/17/2010 4:23:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    The London Guardian ^ | November 17, 2010 | Ryan Streeter
    Sarah Palin has certainly sent clear messages that she's considering a bid for the White House in 2012. She has effectively said as much in interviews, and her actions speak quite loudly. Her flurry of TV shows and appearances, hugely-attended public events, and a surprisingly well-articulated policy statement or two – such as the one on quantitative easing that won the Wall Street Journal editorial page's praise – all seem to be part of a strategy to show her leading on multiple fronts. A good trait in a president. It may be difficult for people outside the United States to...
  • Tea Party Leader: Romney’s Healthcare Past Won’t Fly

    11/11/2010 10:13:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News' The Note ^ | November 11, 2010 | Arlette Saenz
    Mitt Romney could face strong resistance in a potential White House bid from Tea Partiers troubled by the healthcare plan he implemented as governor of Massachusetts. In an interview on CBN’s The Brody File Show, Amy Kremer, director of grassroots and coalitions for the Tea Party Express, one of the most public Tea Party groups in the country, was asked if Romney’s hand in the enactment of the Massachusetts healthcare plan would fly with the Tea Party movement. “I'm being honest here. You can't get away from that,” Kremer told host David Brody. “These people don't have short memories. They're...
  • Meghan McCain on Christine O'Donnell: 'Nutjob' (VIDEO) [Endorsed Mitt Romney, naturally!]

    10/28/2010 6:27:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    TV Squad ^ | October 28, 2010 | Donald Deane
    Meghan McCain had a few choice words for Christine O'Donnell on 'The Talk' (weekdays, syndicated), questioning the GOP Senate candidate's state of mind, but declining to comment specifically on Sarah Palin. "I ... called her a nutjob," McCain said tersely of O'Donnell. "I feel the same way right now." When asked by Julie Chen whether she thought Palin was unfair to father John McCain's campaign team after the 2008 Presidential election, McCain was cagey and instead mentioned who she plans to support in 2012. "It's irrelevant at this point. I've so moved on," she said. "I'm looking at 2012. I've...
  • State of the Mitt (Laughable)

    10/20/2010 9:34:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Perpetual Post ^ | October 21, 2010 | Christian Heinze and Dani Alexis Ryskamp
    Mitt Romney is shaking hands, kissing babies, making endorsements, and dropping money in every state in the nation in a way that suggests he’s in it for the long haul to 2012. Unfortunately, I’m not feeling Romney’s chances for the GOP presidential nomination. He’s a workhorse in a party addicted to, if not Thoroughbreds, at least some well-spruced Clydesdales. Romney is, as Politico notes, “an establishment kind of guy in an insurgent kind of party.” He’s putting in the work, but he’s not getting either the name recognition of a Newt Gingrich or the camera recognition of Sarah Palin. In...
  • Barney Frank gives $200K to his campaign

    10/20/2010 6:49:55 AM PDT · by Palmetto Patriot · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 10/19/10 | JAKE SHERMAN
    Longtime Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has given his re-election campaign $200,000 as he faces his toughest race in years. A campaign finance report filed Tuesday showed that Frank, the chairman of the powerful House Financial Services committee, lent himself the money Tuesday. Frank, a 15-term lawmaker from Newton, Mass., raised $316,644 last quarter and reported more than $1 million on hand with no debts. His campaign didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.
  • Bad intro, George: It's about Romney, not Palin (Mittbot in Bakersfield cries 'foul!')

    10/12/2010 7:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | October 12, 2010 | Roger C. Allred
    George Martin has got to be still kicking himself today. Not because of his exceptional Bakersfield Business Conference: I am not aware of any event that compares to what George has been able to create. I am referring to him getting caught up in the moment and introducing Sarah Palin as "the next president of the United States." Come on! I always look forward to the Republican love fest that we call a business conference. It is the only time that I hear so much rational thought about how to clean up the mess in our state and federal governments....
  • The End of Mitt Romney

    09/17/2010 6:00:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | September 17, 2010 | Stephanie Mencimer
    The big story coming out of Friday's Values Voter Summit—the massive religious-right confab in DC—is the obvious marriage between the burgeoning tea party movement and the old Christian Coalition. The stars of the event were tea party luminaries: Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.), Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), and of course, newcomer Christine O'Donnell, who just won the Senate GOP primary in Delaware. But lost amid all the tea party fervor was what may be the beginning of the end of the presidential prospects of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney. Romney was clearly here because he is running...
  • Mitt Romney is still the GOP 2012 front-runner

    09/17/2010 3:54:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    Salon ^ | September 17, 2010 | Alex Pareene
    <p>So. Sarah Palin is running for president. This is exciting news for Democrats who are worried about Obama's reelection prospects, great news for conservatives who hate establishment Republicans, and very sad news for Republicans who would like their party to be less crazy.</p>
  • Mitt Romney takes aim at Obama in speech

    09/17/2010 1:45:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 17, 2010 | Kathleen Hennessey
    President Obama has "declared war on free enterprise" and is leading the country with "counterfeit values," former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Friday in a speech before a gathering of socially conservative activists. "I’m afraid that some in Washington today are driven by such different values that they would change the very character of America," Romney told the Values Voters Summit in remarks that began with a sharp critique of the president’s handling of the economy and ended with soaring praise for the founding fathers. Romney was among a handful of possible Republican presidential candidates scheduled to speak at the...
  • Mitt Romney: Grow jobs and shrink government

    08/18/2010 1:18:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 18, 2010 | Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts
    IT’S NOT happening the way President Obama had planned. Unemployment blew past his 8 percent ceiling and hasn’t looked back. Private sector investment in new jobs and capital has languished. Even the head of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer, has resigned. Almost every action the president has taken has deepened and lengthened the downturn. The private sector has retreated, frightened by his agenda and paralyzed by the uncertainty, lack of predictability, and outright hostility he has engendered. His policies are anti-investment, anti-jobs, and anti-growth. Raising taxes — with a 15 percent hike on certain small business corporations,...
  • Electing president by National Popular Vote a bad idea

    08/14/2010 9:21:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Stoneham Sun ^ | August 14, 2010 | Mass. State Senator Richard Tisei (R-3rd Middlesex District, Minority Leader)
    Election Night 2012. President Barack Obama has easily won the backing of Massachusetts’ voters for a second term in office, but Republican Sarah Palin, riding a national wave of anti-incumbent sentiment, captures a narrow lead in the popular vote. As a result, Massachusetts’ 12 electoral votes go to … Sarah Palin, and with those 12 votes, Palin is elected president. Sound impossible? Not under a National Popular Vote system, which Massachusetts is one step closer to implementing now that Gov. Patrick has signed legislation authorizing the commonwealth to join a multi-state compact to change the way we elect the president....
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope [If Mitt's the answer, what was the fool question?]

    07/28/2010 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 29, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...