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  • Furious GOP donors stew over Trump (Romney's losers)

    06/11/2016 5:22:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 86 replies
    POLITCO ^ | June 11, 2016 | Alex Isenstadt
    On Friday afternoon, at an exclusive Republican donor retreat here hosted by Mitt Romney, frustration boiled over. During an off-the-record question-and-answer session with House Speaker Paul Ryan, Meg Whitman, the billionaire Hewlett Packard chief executive officer, confronted the speaker over his endorsement of Trump. Whitman, a major GOP giver who ran for California governor in 2010, compared Trump to historical demagogues like Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and wanted to know how the speaker could get behind him. At another discussion session during the day, which featured top Romney alumni Stuart Stevens and Matt Rhoades, Ana Navarro, a Republican contributor...
  • Romney's former campaign manager on leading fight for 2016

    03/22/2015 1:31:33 PM PDT · by CedarDave · 15 replies
    Fox News Sunday - Power Player ^ | March 22, 2015 | Fox News Sunday
    Matt Rhoades has made a name for himself in the Republican ranks, serving as Mitt Romney's campaign manager and the research director for George W. Bush's 2004 campaign before that. As the race for the White House heats up, Chris sits down with Rhoades to discuss his latest venture, heading up the conservative opposition research group "America Rising," as our Power Player of the Week.
  • RNC chairman predicts ‘avalanche’ of damaging info on Hillary: ‘scandal surrounds her’

    01/10/2014 8:38:17 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/13 | Alex Pappas
    RNC chairman Reince Priebus on Tuesday predicted “an avalanche of information on Hillary Clinton” will be revealed ahead of her likely run for president in 2016, saying “scandal surrounds her.” “She wanders and scandal surrounds her,” Priebus said during an appearance on CNN’s “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer.
  • RNC targeting Clinton ahead of 2016 (Priebus hires failed Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades)

    12/05/2013 8:58:29 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/5/13 | Mario Trujillo
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus said his opposition research shop is targeting Hillary Clinton ahead of the 2016 election. Priebus said the RNC is trying to focus on the midterm elections, but added there should be a greater emphasis on the potential presidential candidate. “Well, we have — so our research shop, along with America Rising, has been focusing in on Hillary Clinton,” Priebus said on The Hugh Hewitt Show on Thursday. “But I agree with you that there needs to be a more of a focus.” American Rising is a GOP research firm started by Mitt Romney's former...
  • Reince Priebus: RNC homing in on Hillary Clinton for 2016 (Failed Romney Campaign Mgr in charge...)

    12/05/2013 6:56:54 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/5/13 | TAL KOPAN
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says the RNC has begun “focusing in” on Hillary Clinton as a candidate for 2016 and will continue to do so. Priebus was asked by radio host Hugh Hewitt on Wednesday whether the RNC would work to attack Clinton as the presumed Democratic nominee for president in 2016, according to a show transcript. “We have. So our research shop, along with America Rising, has been focusing in on Hillary Clinton.
  • Flashback: Dozens of Port Authority jobs go to Christie loyalists

    11/06/2013 12:24:12 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 5 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 1/21/12 | SHAWN BOBURG AND JOHN REITMEYER
    One was a gourmet food broker who landed work as an $85,000-a-year financial analyst at the Port Authority. Another got a $90,000 job to check maintenance contracts. An author and actor was hired as the employment publications editor — a three-day-a-week gig that pays $50,000 and provides full benefits. What they had in common — like dozens of others hired by the bi-state agency over the past two years — were ties to Governor Christie's administration, which has recommended 50 people for positions at the agency since it took control of Trenton in 2010, records show. Together, the jobs pay...
  • Drudge...

    11/06/2013 12:00:04 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 56 replies
    06 Nov 2013 | US Navy Vet
    Ok All beware of Drudge, He MAY try to PUSH Krispy(NJ) on us like he did Rommney.
  • The GOP's Newest Super PAC Is Digging Up Dirt on Democrats (Failed Romney Campaign Mgr Matt Rhoades)

    08/30/2013 6:33:22 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 23 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7/1/2013 | Beth Reinhard
    Matt Rhoades, Mitt Romney's campaign manager, is one of the founders of America Rising. Hunkered down with laptops and legal pads in the business center of a suburban apartment building, the young guns at the newest super PAC in town could pass for a bunch of mathletes preparing for the next competition. It's not much of a war room, but who cares? After an election cycle in which slick Republican super PACs like American Crossroads and Restore Our Future were panned for spending hundreds of millions of dollars on television ads that failed to move the needle, America Rising is...
  • 'We would rather lose with you than win with anyone else' (Matt Rhoades, Mitt's failed campaign mgr)

    11/11/2012 4:18:35 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 24 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 11/11/12 | Daily Mail
    According to ABC, campaign manager Matt Rhoades told Romney: 'We would rather lose with you than win with anyone else.' Colleagues also stood and clapped for Rhoades and Mitt's 'Body Man,' Garrett Jackson who often tweeted behind-the-scenes pictures during his many hours at Romney's side on the campaign trail. The defeat was a stunning blow to the Republican camp who had been confident they would win even in the last few hours of the campaign.
  • Mitt and Matt: Fire the T Rex

    07/15/2012 6:31:32 AM PDT · by Jeanette Pryor · 3 replies
    Jeanette Pryor ^ | July 15, 2012 | Jeanette Pryor
    Matt Rhoades, Romney’s clever campaign manager, responded to insinuations that the Republican presidential candidate is a felon: “President Obama’s campaign hit a new low today when one of its senior advisers made a reckless and unsubstantiated charge to reporters about Mitt Romney that was so over the top that it calls into question the integrity of their entire campaign,” Rhoades said. “President Obama ought to apologize for the out-of-control behavior of his staff, which demeans the office he holds. Campaigns are supposed to be hard-fought, but statements like those made by Stephanie Cutter belittle the process and the candidate on...
  • Drudge Drops Link After Gawker Questions His Sexuality

    05/12/2012 8:24:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    NY Observer ^ | 5/12/12 | Hunter Walker
    Aggregator extraordinaire Matt Drudge briefly linked to Gawker’s story that alleged ABC’s Robin Roberts “wasn’t enthusiastic” about landing her big gay marriage interview with President Obama because she was worried it would call attention to the “near-open secret that Roberts is a lesbian” this afternoon and the site took the opportunity to taunt him with an update. “Internet behemoth Matt Drudge, who has just directed his readers to this post, is also commonly understood to be gay,” the update said. Mr. Drudge removed his link to Gawker within a matter of minutes.
  • The Drudge-Romney axis . . .

    01/28/2012 12:19:22 AM PST · by dixiechick2000 · 102 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | October 4, 2011 | Walt
    . . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization. Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director. Due to Drudge’s now-close friendship with Romney’s chief aide and longtime...
  • Glenn Beck Warns Rick Santorum: ‘Don’t Pick A Fight With Matt Drudge’ (or Matt Rhoades)

    03/25/2012 12:35:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/24/12 | Frances Martel
    Rick Santorum isn’t happy about the possibility of Matt Drudge being out to help Mitt Romney, and he’s being vocal about it. But at least one conservative who has been sympathetic to Santorum in the past is telling him to knock it off with indicting Drudge in this: Glenn Beck, who compared Drudge to William Randolph Hearst and insisted Santorum not fight with “a man who buys ink by the barrel.”
  • Santorum Looks for Rebound in Louisiana (Will Drudge post Rhodes "exit polls" after AL/MS debacle?)

    03/24/2012 2:21:07 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 3 replies
    KOLO ^ | 3/24/12 | Associated Press
    Rick Santorum looked for a win in Louisiana's primary Saturday to sustain his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. The former Pennsylvania senator badly needed a rebound after a decisive loss to front-runner Mitt Romney earlier in the week that moved party stalwarts to rally around the former Massachusetts governor and urge Santorum to drop out of the race. -snip- Even before polls opened Saturday, Romney was looking past the results and toward the general election.
  • Source of Etch A Sketch gaffe is trusted and loyal Romney adviser (Mehlman/Rhoades/Rove mafia)

    03/24/2012 4:55:44 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 25 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/23/12 | Philip Rucker
    -snip- Although Fehrnstrom is one of Romney’s longest-serving aides, he, like his boss, has no roots in the conservative movement. Fehrnstrom started out as a reporter covering alderman meetings in Boston and lives in liberal Brookline, Mass. His work as a GOP operative has been confined to New England — a region, as he often notes, that’s “pretty rocky terrain for Republicans.” To some influential conservatives, Fehrnstrom is an enigma. It’s not that conservatives don’t trust him. It’s that some don’t even know him. “I’ve never heard of him. I’ve been going to conservative meetings since I was knee-high to...
  • Romney adviser's game-changer (Will Mitt fire Drudge/Rhoades partner Fehrnstrom for gaffe?)

    03/22/2012 5:04:48 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 15 replies
    VC Star ^ | 3/22/12 | Fehrnstrom
    It is typical of Mitt Romney's luck that, on the morning after he all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign became embroiled in a controversy over a 1950s plastic toy. On Wednesday, hours after Romney's 12-point victory over Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary silenced most of the remaining doubters, senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN and gave new meaning to the term "game change."
  • At Ford Field, empty seats steal Romney's thunder (Will Romney fire Matt Rhoades for debacle?)

    02/25/2012 5:32:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/25/12 | Washington Post Wire
    Friday was supposed to be the moment for Mitt Romney's triumphant return to his birthplace, when he would use the cavernous green of Ford Field to deliver a policy address that established him as the lone Republican capable of both fixing the economy and beating President Barack Obama. But the event served up fresh evidence for Romney critics who say he can't rise to the occasion and rally important elements of the GOP around his candidacy.
  • Mitt Romney delivers key speech on economy at mostly empty Detroit stadium (Mitt's Photo Op Debacle)

    02/25/2012 4:45:27 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 7 replies · 1+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | 2/24/12 | JONATHAN LEMIRE
    Only 1,200 people showed up in a venue built for 65,000 to hear Romney's key speech in Detroit on Friday Mitt Romney didn’t have to worry about being flagged for having too many men on the field. Romney delivered a key speech Friday at the cavernous home of the Detroit Lions — and 1,200 people showed up in a venue built for 65,000. The economic address, meant to be the cornerstone of Romney’s pitch to Michigan voters ahead of the state’s primary, immediately became a lightning rod for its unflattering optics and the candidate’s odd ad libs. “You know, the...
  • For Romney in Detroit, a message lost in the empty seats (More on Mitt's stadium debacle...)

    02/25/2012 4:56:33 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 39 replies · 3+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 2/24/12 | NYT, WP, AP
    Mitt Romney set out Friday to deliver a sweeping and sober vision for how to revive the economy in a major policy speech. In the end, he delivered something else: an unintended lesson about how poor visuals and errant words can derail a candidate's message. In an unusual choice, Romney gave his speech at Ford Field, a 65,000-seat indoor football stadium. The speech appeared perfectly normal to the television audience. The audience of about 1,200 people filled the screen as they applauded. But that is not all that matters in the age of Twitter and the Internet. Before Romney had...
  • Santorum slams media, gives defiant defense of campaign ‘misstatements’ (Drudge attack flops)

    02/22/2012 5:56:49 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/21/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Rick Santorum appears to be gearing up for a showdown. In remarks to about 250 supporters in the auditorium of a Masonic lodge, the surging Republican presidential hopeful and former Pennsylvania senator didn’t directly refer to any of his recent campaign-trail statements that have drawn controversy. -snip- The audience applauded, as did the man, who earlier in the speech was holding up a sign that read, “Drudge wants Mitt. AZ picks Rick.”