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  • 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.”
  • Drudge Turns on Santorum (Matt Drudge and Matt Rhoades are at it again...)

    02/21/2012 1:01:15 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 46 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 2.21.12 | ELSPETH REEVE
    Rick Santorum was sitting at the center of the Drudge Report's homepage Tuesday afternoon looking like a religious nut. "SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING," the headline screamed, under a black-and-white photo of the candidate standing behind a lectern with a cross on it. The conservative blogger drives mad crazy traffic, and he's using it to attack the biggest threat to his reported ally, Mitt Romney. This isn't the first time Drudge has gone nuclear on a Republican who threatened Romney's candidacy.
  • SANTORUM'S SATAN WARNING (Drudge doing Romney's Dirty again - An Election must be coming up)

    02/21/2012 8:59:54 AM PST · by apillar · 135 replies
    drudgereport.com ^ | 2/21/2012 | Drudge Report
    Nothing Posted but title, no link yet.
  • Santorum takes 15 per cent lead – but watch out for a furious Romney negative ad campaign

    02/11/2012 11:40:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/11/12 | Mike Smithson
    There is a new national poll of Republican primary voters just out from Public Policy Polling which has some good news for Rick Santorum the ex-Pennsylvania senator who on Tuesday beat Mitt Romney in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. -snip- The immediate worry for the Santorum campaign is that they are likely to be on the end of a furious negative advertising campaign ahead of the Arizona and Michigan primaries at the end of the month. That is how the Romney team dealt with others who threatened their position and what is likely to happen now.
  • Sputtering Romney campaign retools message (Drudge-Rhoades carpetbomb strategy backfired on Mitt?)

    02/10/2012 8:00:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/10/12 | UPI
    Some Republicans expressed concern that Mitt Romney's campaign is stuck in neutral and limping, not lunging, toward the party's U.S. presidential nomination. Even before Rick Santorum's sweep of contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri Tuesday, the Romney campaign was getting warnings and advice from Republicans concerned about the former Massachusetts governor's performance on the stump, which hasn't improved since the state caucuses and primaries began early in January,
  • A fourth defeat for Romney? Lack of ads could hurt (Drudge-Rhoades holding their fire in Maine?)

    02/09/2012 3:09:34 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 15 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 2/9/12 | BETH FOUHY and STEVE PEOPLES
    Mitt Romney is in danger of losing his fourth straight state in Saturday's caucuses in Maine, where he and his allies have been all but absent from TV. That's no coincidence. Over the past month, he has won in states where he and an allied super PAC, called Restore Our Future, have pounded his rivals with millions of dollars in negative ads. But he has tended to lose big when he has stopped using his power to crush other contenders by spending a ton of money — particularly on TV.
  • Turnout Proves That Mitt Really Did Scorch the Earth

    02/09/2012 2:32:12 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/9/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    The real story of the three results from Tuesday night is not that Rick Santorum picked up some wins -- though that is big. No, the real story is that three states held votes and nobody came. Almost nobody, that is. Consider that the total turnout for Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota combined was barely over half of the turnout of South Carolina alone and -- worse yet -- barely over half the turnout for the same three states in 2008.
  • Romney gets a wake-up call from Republican voters (When will Drudge-Rhoades attack Rick?)

    02/08/2012 2:52:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/8/12 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney acknowledged on Wednesday that his path to the Republican presidential nomination is not going to be easy after three shock losses to newly ascendant rival Rick Santorum. A day after Santorum beat him in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, Romney attempted to play down the results, saying his campaign did not devote a lot of time and money to the three state nominating contests and chose to compete strongly elsewhere.
  • Is Santorum ready for the fire to come his way?

    02/08/2012 1:44:57 PM PST · by VinL · 59 replies
    Rick Santorum is about to see the kitchen sink up-close. So far he hasn’t been a threat, so he hasn’t faced much harsh scrutiny, much less the attacks that are about to come his way. His candidacy is for real, and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney both know it. While Gingrich thought he could isolate Romney and become his lone real competitor, yesterday’s results, combined with a deflating Gingrich campaign, have allowed Santorum to leapfrog Gingrich as the more viable Romney alternative today. It’s not in Gingrich’s nature to give up. Attacking Romney hasn’t gotten him to where he thought...
  • Romney will take tougher approach to Santorum, adviser says (Drudge-Rhoades, GOP-e prepping smears?)

    02/08/2012 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/8/12 | Rachel Streitfeld
    As Rick Santorum counted up his victories Tuesday night, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney signaled the campaign would take a tougher approach toward his resurgent rival and portray him as a Washington insider.
  • Rumours of Drudge bias are unfounded (Barf Alert)

    02/01/2012 1:12:38 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 21 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 1/31/12 | Tim Stanley
    Matt Drudge is the Howard Hughes of the Internet. Like Hughes, he lives in splendid isolation, communicating only through a small group of trusted friends. Like Hughes, his influence has quietly helped shape Republican politics for a generation. But while the eccentric Hughes used money to put his pals in the White House, Drudge has always relied on blogs and Tweets. The Drudge Report, which started life as an emailed gossip column, now receives millions of unique visitors per month. One study found that it drives more traffic than Twitter and Facebook combined. Drudge’s claim to be the authentic voice...
  • Drudge restores link to FR

    01/30/2012 7:32:24 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 61 replies · 1+ views
    DrudgeReport.com ^ | 1/30/2012 | staff
    Its back.
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath (Details on M. Drudge, M. Rhoades, J. Curl, C. Hurt)

    01/29/2012 12:28:42 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 1/28/12 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. -snip- A team of some of the most fearsome researchers in the business, led by Mr. Romney’s campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, spent days dispensing negative information about Mr. Gingrich, much of it finding its way to the influential Drudge Report, which often serves as a guide for conservative talk radio and television assignment editors and to which Mr. Rhoades has close ties. The...
  • The Calculations That Led Romney to the Warpath

    01/28/2012 3:18:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 28, 2012 | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY
    MIAMI — Facing the unthinkable here just seven days ago — a second loss in a row to Newt Gingrich — Mitt Romney’s campaign team hatched a two-part plan to win in Florida: make Newt mad and Mitt meaner. [snip] If Mr. Romney does win here on Tuesday, it will have been through a blistering and unrelenting series of attacks. His campaign has pressed everything at its disposal into service to eviscerate Mr. Gingrich, painting him as an erratic, unreliable Washington insider in mailings and television advertisements, at two critical debates here (where his team made sure Mr. Romney had...
  • Drudge leads establishment/RINO backstabbing of Gingrich

    01/26/2012 11:47:03 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Deseret News ^ | January 26, 2012 | Eric Schulzke
    ......The Drudge outburst seems to reflect a growing sense among the conservative opinion commentariat that Gingrich as nominee is a serious liability in a pivotal election year, a fact the GOP base has yet to fully grasp. The pundits apparently view themselves as the sober older sibling warning a starry-eyed sister about the hot guy on the Harley who's been around enough to leave a mark.
  • GOP fires Allison Meyers as strip-club scandal taints party

    03/30/2010 4:01:53 PM PDT · by iowamark · 214 replies · 7,686+ views
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 03/30/2010 | Dave Cook
    Allison Meyers was director of the GOP's Young Eagles, a group that wooed young donors and visited a strip club in Los Angeles – racking up $1,946 in expenses that the party initially reimbursed. The scandal could hurt the GOP in three ways, in particular. Allison Meyers, the director of the Young Eagles, a Republican program aimed at wooing donors under 45 years old to the GOP cause, was fired as a result of the strip-club scandal that has embroiled the party this week, according to media reports. The Republican National Committee reimbursed about $2,000 in expenses rung up by...
  • A President Romney would make no apologies

    03/26/2010 6:35:28 PM PDT · by pietraynor · 130 replies · 1,544+ views
    The Lowell Sun ^ | 03/26/2010 | Peter Lucas
    Here is one thing I am certain about: A President Mitt Romney would never have bowed to anyone -- not to Saudi King Abdullah, not to Japanese Emperor Akihito. Here's another thing: A President Romney would not have traveled around the world badmouthing his country and making apologies for it. Here's a third: A President Romney would never have ordered the closing of the prison at Guantanamo Bay or lowered the American flag in Haiti.
  • Palin hearing it on Facebook for her McCain Support

    "Gov. Sarah Palin, I have the highest regard for you, all that you are and all that you represent and strive for (loved your book). We need to take our Country back, but I've been disappointed by your support of John McCain."