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  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill

    06/02/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 84 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 19 Minutes ago | Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray
    Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill By NBC's Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray In remarks made at Bunker Hill in Massachusetts -- of all places -- Sarah Palin fired a shot at Mitt Romney over the health-care mandate that Romney signed into law in the state in 2006.The remarks came just before Romney formally announces his presidential bid in nearby New Hampshire, which Palin also plans to visit later today."In my opinion, any mandate coming from government is not a good thing, so obviously ... there will be more the explanation coming from former governor, Romney,...
  • Romney and health care: In the thick of history [An Amazing Political Feat]

    05/30/2011 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 30 May 2011 | Brian C. Mooney
    In late spring 2005, Mitt Romney gathered with a dozen top policy and political advisers in a conference room near the governor’s suite on the third floor of the State House. For two years, they had grappled with the abstruse complexities of health care reform, sifting data, evaluating input from experts, and testing theories to craft a plan that would expand coverage to nearly everyone in the state and not break the bank. This was a bold move for a first-term Republican governor, some of whose more conservative advisers doubted the wisdom of a foray deep into policy turf long...
  • Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney sends leftover pizza to Obama's hometown headquarters

    05/28/2011 3:48:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | May 27, 2011 | Christine Roberts
    Special delivery for President Obama: From Romney, with love? The former Massachusetts governor and all-but-declared presidential candidate sent his leftover pizza to President Barack Obama?a>??s election headquarters after a fundraising event in Chicago on Thursday. "Great deep dish at @ginoseast. Sending the extra slices to @barackobama and his Chicago HQ team," he tweeted, adding a photo of the deliveryman. Jeff Himmel, president of Bravo Restaurants, Inc., which owns Gino’s East, wouldn't take sides, adding Obama is no stranger to his home-town restaurant's famed pies. "I’m quite certain that the President has visited our institution on several occasions and is familiar...
  • Mitt Romney Saved by the Bell in Iowa as Burned Popcorn Triggers Fire Alarm

    05/27/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 5/27/11 | NewsCore
    Mitt Romney's speech to supporters in Des Moines Friday was cut short by a fire drill thanks to a bag of burning microwave popcorn. The former Massachusetts governor and soon-to-be official 2012 presidential candidate was fielding questions about his commitment to the first-in-the-nation state at Des Moines' State Historical Society of Iowa building when a fire drill forced him to cut his appearance short. "Discretion is the better part of valor," Romney said, urging people to head outside as the alarm sounded in the background. "I wasn't trying to get out of tough questions, I promise," he said later.
  • Romney to announce in New Hampshire next Thursday

    05/26/2011 5:19:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Romney to announce in New Hampshire next Thursday.
  • A novice no more, Romney focuses on Obama, economy

    03/06/2011 8:14:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2011 | LIZ SIDOTI
    This time, Mitt Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest issue — the economy. "He created a deeper recession, and delayed the recovery," Romney said Saturday, previewing his campaign message before Republicans in this influential early nominating state. "The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high." "It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work — it's going to take a new president," said the former...
  • Mitt Romney says 'Obamacare' should be repealed (Oh, the irony!)

    03/05/2011 7:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | March 5, 2011 | Lauren Collins
    Bartlett, NH - Leftover 2008 campaign signs outside the Carroll County Republican Committee dinner announce what's on everyone's minds, even Ann Romney's. "And I'm the one that is encouraging Mitt to think about pushing forward and think about running. So, yes, yes I am. I'm pushing him," she said before her husband took the podium. It's his first public speech in New Hampshire since the mid-term elections, and Mitt Romney sounded an awful lot like a candidate. "It's gonna take more than a good speech on his part, more than rhetoric to put Americans back to work. It's going to...
  • ROMNEY TO NH: WE NEED A NEW PRESIDENT

    03/05/2011 11:12:46 AM PST · by tirednvirginia · 57 replies
    Headline on Drudge with link to article on Politico. Somebody is finally saying it even if it is Romney.
  • Mitch, Mitt, And The Race They Can Win (GOP Establishment Alert)

    02/26/2011 8:17:18 AM PST · by Rufii · 35 replies
    The Episconixonian ^ | February 25, 2012 | John Taylor
    Mitch, Mitt, And The Race They Can Win By John Taylor Gov. Mitch Daniels of Indiana is, according to current criteria, a moderate Republican, which is to say an authentic Reaganite. His mentors include respected centrists such as William Ruckelshaus and Richard Lugar. Now David Brooks and Andrew Sullivan want him to run for president in 2012. I'm a little confused about why fans of a more pragmatic conservatism would feel that way. Assuming an incumbent's advantage in a recovering economy, President Obama will probably be reelected. Why waste a candidate who could win in an open year? Presidential...
  • Poor Mitt Romney upstaged by fake Sarah Palin.

    02/11/2011 11:10:31 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    A highlight: Shortly after unlovable Mitt finished speaking, he was upstaged by Sarah Palin, who isn't even attending the conference. A Palin look-alike (a pretty good one, actually) entered the ballroom and immediately attracted a massive crowd. For a moment, everyone thought it was a surprise appearance by the one candidate all the (non-Ron Paul supporting) attendees are actually excited by.
  • And the GOP front-runner is ... only two spots on the GOP ballot. One is reserved for Romney..

    02/09/2011 6:10:36 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | February 10, 2011 | Doyle McManus
    The race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination starts in earnest this week at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. Too early, you say? On the contrary. With the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary only 12 months away, it may soon be too late for anyone who wants to run for president to begin the hard work of raising money, recruiting a staff and wooing Republican activists. So let's get started. Here's the conventional wisdom, fresh from the corridors of power, on the state of the Republican race: There are really only two spots on the...
  • Rove: Why couldn't U.S. president be LDS?

    02/04/2011 2:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | February 3, 2011 | Bryon Saxton
    LAYTON -- A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can become president of the United States of America, says Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush. "Absolutely," said Rove, who was in Layton on Thursday night for a stop-over to address a room full of fellow Republicans at the Davis Conference Center. While he was at it, Rove, who served as the keynote speaker for the Davis County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, autographed copies of his book. More than 400 people attended the event at a cost of $50 per person, which...
  • A big warning sign for Mitt Romney (many past supporters not in a rush to support him)

    01/28/2011 7:49:37 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday January 28, 2011 | Jonathan Martin
    An array of Republican heavyweights who backed Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid are not yet committed to - and in some cases, downright skeptical of - the former Massachusetts governor’s all-but-certain 2012 campaign. In each of the traditional early states, top Romney supporters from the last campaign tell POLITICO that they’re hesitant to get behind the nearest thing the GOP has to a frontrunner. His difficulties are particularly acute in Iowa and South Carolina, where his former enthusiasts say they have not heard from him, believe he may be intent on downplaying the states in his second White House run...