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  • What Next on Immigration? (If Obama gets away with his amnesty-by-decree, what can't he do?)

    06/21/2012 4:38:39 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/21/2012 | MARK KRIKORIAN
    Mitt Romney will address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO) today, and will no doubt continue his evasions regarding the president’s unconstitutional DREAM decree, which grants amnesty to perhaps 1.4 million illegal immigrants without permission from Congress.One thing that Romney, and the GOP more generally, should consider is what’s next. If the president gets away with this usurpation of legislative authority, what other immigration measures might we expect? After all, Friday’s amnesty decree didn’t happen in a vacuum — it was the result of the administration’s getting away with a whole series of earlier, less...
  • Allen West Dejected By Mitt Romneys Lack Of A Position On Immigration

    06/19/2012 1:05:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18th, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said that he was dejected after Mitt Romneys avoided taking a strong stand on President Barack Obamas directive enacting portions of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. It goes back to what my mother taught me, a man must stand for something, or else hell fall for anything, said West. Romney appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday where he was asked repeatedly if he would repeal President Obamas directive. Romney avoided taking a firm position on the matter during the interview, but indicated that he supports the underlying...
  • Poly Wanna Cracker?

    04/21/2012 6:48:03 AM PDT · by radioone · 9 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 4-20-12 | JAMES TARANTO
    Another day, another effort by an Obama supporter to portray Mitt Romney as weird. This time it's Brian Schweitzer, governor of Montana, in an interview with the Daily Beast. When Schweitzer "said Romney would have a 'tall order to position Hispanics to vote for him,' " reporter Ben Jacobs observed "that was mildly ironic since Mitt's father"--George W. Romney, who served as Michigan's governor from 1963-69 and sought the Republican presidential nomination in 1968--"was born in Mexico": Schweitzer replied that it is "kinda ironic given that his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico, but then he'd have to...
  • Montana Gov: Romneys father born into polygamy commune in Mexico

    04/20/2012 10:15:06 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 51 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2012 | Will Rahn
    Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer, a moderate Democrat, says that likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney may have trouble in the general election because his father was born on a polygamy commune in Mexico, the Daily Beast reports. Schweitzer told the news site that it would be a tall order to position Hispanics to vote for Romney, which he said was kinda ironic considering his family came from a polygamy commune in Mexico. However, Schweitzer continued, Romney is unlikely to talk about his family coming from a polygamy commune in Mexico because women are not great fans of polygamy, 86 percent were...
  • Why aren't there any Romney ballot eligibility challenges?

    01/31/2012 3:10:55 AM PST · by Mr170IQ · 71 replies
    me | Jan. 31, 2012 | Me
    Everybody here, myself included, is desperate that Romney not be the Republican candidate for president. I suggest that the most cost-effective way of accomplishing that would be to bring Natural Born Citizen ballot eligibility suits against him in a few states, and try to get a few rulings in our favor before the RNC convention. I have read that there is no evidence that Romney's father was naturalized before Romney's birth. If he is found to be ineligible anywhere before the convention, his delegates won't matter. Worst case there would be a brokered convention. Why isn't anyone trying this? Lack...
  • Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker?

    01/27/2012 12:51:27 PM PST · by Biblebelter · 8 replies
    1/27/2012 | Biblebelter
    Romney Plays His Immigrant Card, but Was It Really a Joker? Massachusetts politicians are such hypocrites that they just can't help themselves when it comes to having it both ways. Contrary to Democrat Party elite mythology John Kerry's most serious political wound did not come about by Swiftboating, but was self-inflicted. The poster boy for political hypocrisy will be forever remembered for saying," I voted for it before I voted against it." Mitt Romney is as slick as they come and he is well programmed by his handlers. He did not directly say that his father was an immigrant in...
  • Mitt Romney not a natural-born citizen?

    01/16/2012 11:28:00 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In 1968, when he decided to run for president, the only serious debate at the time was whether George W. Romney was a natural-born citizen under Article 2, Section 1, not whether or not he was a U.S. citizen. Mitt Romney, then, was born on March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., to two U.S. citizen parents George W. Romney and Lenore Emily LaFount; LaFount was a U.S. citizen, born on Nov. 9, 1908, in Logan, Utah. Interestingly, LaFount, even though she was a U.S. citizen under the 14th Amendment because she was born in the United States and considered...
  • El Presidente? (Mitt Romney could be the first Latino president. So why is he blowing it?)

    01/13/2012 1:05:17 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 5 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | JANUARY 11, 2012 | LARRY KAPLOW
    He might look and sound like an Anglo-American, but Mitt Romney could make a real run at being the first Latino president. And it wouldn't be just in the sense that Toni Morrison called Bill Clinton the "first black president" or Latinos and even Muslims hoped Texas Gov. George W. Bush, apparently sympathetic to their issues, might be their honorary "first" when he got to the White House. As recapped this week on NBC's Rock Center, Romney's great-grandfather settled in a Mormon colony in Mexico in 1885. About three dozen Romneys still live in the northern state of Chihuahua, holding...
  • Eligibility Check: Romney vs. Gingrich

    12/18/2011 7:53:10 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 14 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | December 18, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Caveat Suffragator Let the voter beware.- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -When measuring the top GOP contenders in terms of eligibility under the U.S. Constitution, if I had to choose between the two, I have to admit that I am more inclined towards Gingrich than Romney. Like Mitt Romney, I too was born in Detroit, Michigan, but thats where the similarities end. My parents and grandparents were all born in the State of Georgia, while Romneys father was born in Mexico.In contrast, Gingrichs parents and grandparents, like himself, were all born in the State of Pennsylvania. So when it comes...
  • Vanity: Who has Romney's Books so we can prove the charge!

    12/12/2011 12:01:11 PM PST · by spacejunkie2001 · 18 replies
    12/12/11 | me
    The claim is consistently being made that the first print of Romney's book stated something to the effect of the mandate being good for the entire country and then the 2nd print had it removed. Does anyone have excerpts, page numbers, etc. so we can throw it in Romney's face? This seems like a no-brainer and the one candidate consistently making the claim (Perry) isn't going out of his way to prove it.
  • Oh my: Im skipping the Trump debate, says Romney

    12/06/2011 3:15:45 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 5, 2011 | TINA KORBE
    Via Mediaite. He did the right thing but, Mitt being Mitt, I cant help wondering what the political calculus was behind it. Remember, hes not above pandering to Trump. He met with him at his office a few months ago while taking care not to be caught on camera doing so, natch. Skipping the debate, I take it, is designed to show undecideds that hes more presidential (and therefore electable?) than Newt and Perry, and maybe to signal that hes more willing than people assume to take a political risk. Expect a Sistah Souljah reference or two in the coverage...
  • Romney On Immigration: Sorting Through The Record

    11/29/2011 8:21:07 AM PST · by libertarian neocon · 2 replies
    NPR ^ | Ari Shaprio
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has been unofficially running for president for the better part of five years, and in that time, he has been asked about immigration over and over again. Now some of his rivals are arguing that his answers to the question have been inconsistent. And the issue blew up last week at a CNN debate on national security. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said someone who has lived peacefully in the United States for many years with a family, a community and a job should have an opportunity to become a legal permanent resident. Mitt Romney...
  • Team Mitt slams Newt for endorsing "amnesty"

    11/22/2011 10:05:37 PM PST · by VinL · 20 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 11-23-11 | Klein
    After tonght's debate, Mitt Romney's campaign clearly saw an opening to go after a surging Newt Gingrich, after he argued for considering a path to citizenship for immigrants who had originally come to this country illegally 25 years ago, but had spent decades integrating themselves in a community. Newt Gingrich supported the 1986 amnesty act, and even though he conceded that was a mistake, he said that he was willing to repeat that mistake, by extending amnesty to immigrants who are illegally in the country today," Romney adviser and spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said in the spin room following the AEI/Heritage...
  • Romney readies Iowa ad as Cain, Perry address woes (liberal wishful thinking alert)

    11/11/2011 7:10:13 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 11 replies
    http://apnews.myway.com ^ | Nov.11, 2001 | By CHARLES BABINGTON and THOMAS BEAUMONT
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing for a higher profile in Iowa, where he possibly could land a knockout punch if two top rivals don't quickly fix their campaign problems and back-of-the-pack contenders such as Newt Gingrich [and Herman Cain who is currently leading in the pols] don't move quickly to energize voters. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, recently recorded a TV campaign ad at a sheet-metal plant in Dubuque, in eastern Iowa. It's not shocking that he would prepare such ads. But every Romney step in Iowa intrigues GOP activists. After a crushingly disappointing loss there in 2008,...
  • Romney's electability questioned

    11/09/2011 7:26:27 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 27 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 08, 2011 | unsigned
    There are two, primary things that have fueled Mitt Romney's campaign -- his image as an economic guru and the idea that he's the most electable of the Republican nominees. But there are joint arguments that call the latter into question. First, there's the theoretical argument -- made today by Red State's Erick Erickson in a blistering, bruising post -- which claims that Romney is a certain loser against Barack Obama. Mitt Romney, on the other hand, is a man devoid of any principles other than getting himself elected. As much as the American public does not like Barack...
  • Why won't Mitt Romney make his tax returns public?

    10/26/2011 10:35:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 40 replies
    CSM ^ | 10/26/11 | David Grant
    Rick Perry wants Mitt Romney to cough up his form 1040s (thats the US individual tax return document). The Romney camp demurred, saying they would consider doing so next year. (Remarkably, Romney has NEVER released, even during his governorship of Massachusetts.) Why wont Romney do it? Speculation, from liberal group ThinkProgress and others, is that Romney pays a way lower tax rate than many Americans because of his extensive financial investments, from which income is typically taxed below that of regular income. One left-leaning analyst speculates Romney paid an effective tax rate as low as 14 percent on his $6.6...
  • In GOP race, how much electability matters may depend on beatability of Obama

    10/23/2011 3:15:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Winning in politics isnt everything, its the only thing. But how important a factor electability should be in a voters calculation remains very much in the eye of the beholder, leading to an active debate within the parties about who has the best chance to win next November and how much it should matter. That fight is played out every four years as the two parties pick their presidential nominees. The party establishment and many members of the media tend to focus heavily on electability while the partys activist base prizes ideological alignment. Electability usually doesnt matter...
  • Birthers say Marco Rubio is not eligible to be president

    10/20/2011 1:47:23 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 168 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | October 20, 2011 | Alex Leary
    Unable to prevent Barack Obama from becoming president, rigid followers of the Constitution have turned their attention to another young, charismatic politician many think could one day occupy the White House. The birthers are calling for U.S.Sen. Marco Rubio, the budding Republican star from Florida. "It's nothing to do with him personally. But you can't change the rules because you like a certain person. Then you have no rules," said New Jersey lawyer Mario Apuzzo. Forget about allegedly Photoshopped birth certificates; the activists are not challenging whether Rubio was born in Miami. Rather, they say Rubio is ineligible under Article...
  • Mitt Romney: The Creep Factor (Yes, Vanity)

    10/19/2011 7:09:01 PM PDT · by MN_Mike · 46 replies
    October 19, 2011 | Sebastian B. O. Buniontoe
    Okay, the creepiness is overwhelming. Mitt Romney strikes me as the guy who wants to be president so bad that his ambition overrides his intellect. During last night's debate it was the cheap shot fired at Perry "well you've had a couple of bad debates" and Romney's hand resting atop Perry's shoulder. But if you've followed all the debates as I have you will notice a repeat offender. There is simply no graciousness to the man. And I'm an avowed Palinista.
  • The Republican race gets nasty! Romney and Perry stare each other down in an extraordinary TV....

    10/19/2011 5:18:31 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 118 replies
    Dail Mail UK ^ | October 19, 2011 | David Gardner
    <p>The battle for the Republican presidential nomination erupted into all out war tonight as Mitt Romney and Rick Perry got personal in a series of angry clashes.</p> <p>Standing almost toe to toe, the two men repeatedly held up the debate as they bickered over everything from immigration to job creation.</p>
  • Mitt Romneys risky immigration play

    10/04/2011 1:59:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 4, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mitt Romney has finally found a groove on the right. But he could find himself stuck there if he wins the GOP nomination. With Romneys recent move to wield the immigration issue as a club against Rick Perry painting him as soft on a topic that resonates with the Republican primary electorate the former Massachusetts governor is taking advantage of a rare opportunity to outflank Perry on the right among conservatives. After the Texas governor wounded himself with his remarks in the last debate, Romney seized on the issue of illegal immigration, trying to paint Perry as an...
  • Why Gov. Rick Perry is Wrong about a Border Fence

    10/01/2011 6:25:08 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 81 replies
    Lodi News-Sentinel ^ | October 1, 2011 | Staff
    Rick Perry can't get out of his own way. During the presidential debates, he has reviled three immigration issues that Republicans hold dear: passing mandatory E-Verify legislation, rejecting federal and state versions of the DREAM Act, and building a border fence. About E-Verify, Perry foolishly claims that it would not make "a hill of beans" worth of difference. Regarding the DREAM Act, Perry said that those who disagree with his decision to enact it in 2001 "don't have a heart." As for the border fence, Perry insists that it is "idiocy" to build it. The debates represented Perry's chance to...
  • Warning: Black Hole for Romney - Or, Why I Cannot Support Mitt Romney

    09/30/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 19 replies
    PSCU Member | Sept 30, 2011 | Jefferson Paine
    The PUGET SOUND CONSERVATIVE UNDERGROUND Message Board Warning: Black Hole for Romney Forming Let me preface this by stating my belief that Mitt Romney is, in all probability, a nice intelligent good-hearted man, notwithstanding his handsome looks and beautiful family who appear to have come straight from central casting. That stipulated, after tens of $millions spent and years of practice trying to sound Conservative, why cant he completely shake the aura of a car salesman? Or, is it just me? He tries to sell you that hes a bonafide Conservative, and that he has been all along, but when...
  • Romney says Christie on his VP shortlist

    07/26/2011 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 26, 2011
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney treated supporters at a fundraiser in Virginia to a sneak peek of his inclinations regarding his vice presidential shortlist should he become the Republican nominee in 2012, according to a new report. At the Virginia Beach home of State Sen. Jeff McWaters Monday, Romney praised three up-and-coming stars of the GOP, saying his shortlist included Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the Bearing Drift blog reported Tuesday
  • South of border, Romney's Mexican roots run deep

    07/24/2011 10:31:38 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 21 replies
    Three dozen of Mitt Romney's relatives live here in a narrow river valley at the foot of the western Sierra Madre, surrounded by peach groves, apple orchards and some of the baddest, most fearsome drug gangsters and kidnappers in all of northern Mexico. Like Mitt, the Mexican Romneys are descendants of Miles Park Romney, who came to the Chihuahua desert in 1885 seeking refuge from U.S. anti-polygamy laws. He had four wives and 30 children, and on the rocky banks of the Piedras Verdes River, he and his fellow Mormon pioneers carved out a prosperous settlement beyond the reach of...
  • Romney leads as GOP prioritizes electability (Cain jumps into 2nd ahead of Palin?)

    06/16/2011 1:43:39 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 50 replies
    PPP ^ | 6-16-11 | PPP
    Romney leads our newest poll with 22% to 17% for Herman Cain, 15% for Sarah Palin, 9% for Newt Gingrich and Tim Pawlenty, 8% for Michele Bachmann, 7% for Ron Paul, and 1% for Jon Huntsman. Romney's strength is with those voters for whom electability is the paramount concern. He gets 27% with them to 14% each for Cain and Palin and 12% for Pawlenty. With GOP partisans more concerned about ideology Romney is third at 16%, behind Cain's 22% and Palin's 18%. If Palin doesn't run Romney's lead expands. He gets 27% to 20% for Cain, 13% for Bachmann,...
  • VANITY Sarah Palin's Strategy to Win Nomination

    06/02/2011 8:09:42 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 45 replies
    self | 6/2/2011 | self
    I believe that Palin's appearance in Boston and New Hampshire today, combined with what she said, has revealed her strategy to win the nomination. I predict that Palin will pretty much leave Ron Raul, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich alone. Her attacks on other candidates' positions will be attacks on Romney 90+% of the time. The reason is very simple. In a two man race, if one of the candidates is Romney, the other one wins. Oh, Romney will win the Boston bedroom communities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and a couple of Mormon...
  • Romney vs. Palin: the stalking-horse victory scenario (a wake-up call to conservatives)

    05/28/2011 7:29:57 PM PDT · by techno · 87 replies
    May 28, 2011 | techno
    Stalking-horse definition: 1)Means to disguising a real objective 2)A deceptive candidate who is on the ballot or enters an election only to divide the opposition (eg conservative vote) so that his friend or ally can win the election coming up the middle In sports, there is an old saying: A team doesn't control its own destiny. In other words a team finds that it has to rely on another team not doing well or screwing up in order to advance to the playoffs themselves. In respect to the GOP primaries, CONSERVATIVES do control their own destiny. Roughly for every 1...
  • Romney to Trump: Obama Doesnt Need a Birth Certificate

    04/12/2011 8:22:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12, 2011 | Daniel Freedman
    According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President. The Romney lawyers investigated this question in the 1960s, when Mitt Romney's father, Governor George Romney of Michigan, was vying for the Republican presidential nomination. George Romney had been born in a Mormon colony in Chihuahua, Mexico, as his grandfather moved there with his wives in the 1880s after polygamy was outlawed in the U.S. While some opponents nicknamed him "Chihuahua George,"...
  • Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn't Need a Birth Certificate

    04/12/2011 2:35:48 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 102 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/12/2011 | DANIEL FREEDMAN
    According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President....posted using frpa
  • Romney and the Birthers

    02/15/2011 10:26:29 AM PST · by speciallybland · 36 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02/15/2011 | Tom Jensen
    Birtherism is alive and well within the GOP ranks, and their 2012 nominee preferences tell a story about the difficulty Mitt Romney faces in trying to appeal to an electorate that's a whole lot further out there than he is. Birthers make a majority among those voters who say they're likely to participate in a Republican primary next year. 51% say they don't think Barack Obama was born in the United States to just 28% who firmly believe that he was and 21% who are unsure. The GOP birther majority is a new development. The last time PPP tested this...
  • Axelrod: Obama faces a wide open 2012 GOP field

    01/31/2011 9:54:58 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 7 replies
    The Ticket (Yahoo! News) ^ | 013111 | Holly Bailey
    As President Obama prepares to launch his 2012 re-election campaign, one of his top advisers admits they have no idea who might be his ultimate GOP opponent. 'This is most unfathomable Republican field in my lifetime," Obama political adviser David Axelrod tells USA Today. "I don't think anybody in the media or in either party can tell you with any degree of certainty who the Republican nominee will be." But Axelrod, who left the White House last week to begin working for the campaign, went out of his way to praise one of Obama's potential rivals, Mitt Romney. The former...
  • Mitt Romney, Herman Cain, and Presidential Qualifications

    12/29/2010 11:59:37 AM PST · by Brookhaven · 28 replies · 5+ views
    Muny Dews Blog ^ | December, 2010 | Muny Dews
    I have heard that Herman Cain is mulling over a run for the presidency. I know him from a local radio station, and while there are few things I disagree with Herman Cain on when it comes to politics, I did pause and wonder if a radio host would be qualified to be president. I also wondered, what makes someone qualified to be president? Why is someone like Mitt Romney (the consensus front runner for the GOP nomination) universally accepted as being qualified? So, I did a comparison between Mitt Romney and Herman Cain. Childhood and Family Background Mitt Romney...
  • More Romney reboots

    08/21/2010 9:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2010 | Joan Vennochi
    FOR MITT Romney, running for president in 2012 looks a lot like running for governor in 2002. All he has to do is elbow aside a Republican woman, run against Democratic leaders and their liberal lockstep politics, and keep talking about the economy. Eight years ago, that was the Massachusetts game plan. After Romney thrust himself into the governors race as the can-do candidate with a Harvard MBA, acting Governor Jane Swift took herself out of it. Romney then turned Shannon OBrien, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and the Democratic leaders of the Massachusetts Legislature, into the so-called gang of three....
  • O'Reilly cozys up to Romney at Red Sox game.

    08/21/2010 8:18:49 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 35 replies
    Is O'Reilly in the tank for Romney? I realize this was a charity event, but O'Reilly's snarkiness towards all things Palin leads me to believe that Romney has already made his choice for 2012. http://twitpic.com/2gt3orCheck out Romney's twitter feed for more photos.
  • Report: Romney nudging Graham to strike immigration deal before election? (Grahmnesty and Mitt)

    07/30/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 121 replies · 5+ views
    Hotair ^ | July 30, 2010 | Allahpundit
    A tantalizing bit of 2012 gossip dropped way, way down in an otherwise fun piece about amnesty shills boo-hooing over having (temporarily) lost McCain. Note to Politico: This is whats called burying the lede. Their hope now is that Republican presidential candidates and former operatives under Bush, a reform proponent, can convince GOP congressional leaders that the issue needs to be dealt with before 2012 or that they could risk alienating the burgeoning Hispanic vote in the crucial swing states of New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Florida.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a front-runner for the nomination, has signaled...
  • Palin makes Mitt come out from under his desk

    06/09/2010 2:48:43 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 41 replies · 98+ views
    conservatives4Palin ^ | 06/09/10 | Doug Brady
    It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd. Via the Politico: Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Mitt Romney will soon travel to South Carolina to stump for Nikki Haley in the states runoff of the GOP nomination for governor.
  • The 3-S Test [Surprise! Lefty thinks Mitt, not Sarah, "Safe, Sane and Selfless" candidate for 2012]

    06/03/2010 11:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies · 612+ views
    The Pacific Northwest Inlander ^ | June 2, 2010 | Ted S. McGregor Jr. , Editor and Publisher
    Sometime around the time Barack Obama won the White House, I started wondering who would inherit the Republican Party. I have to admit I felt a little schadenfreude when George and Dick drove the GOP off a cliff, but I also named this space Common Ground for a reason. We need to focus on what unites us more than the things that divide us. Heres some common ground: We need two functioning political parties to continue to meet the challenges of our times. Unlike Karl Rove, I dont want one party to run the country. Hammering out public policy through...
  • Mitt Romneys boyhood home to be bulldozed

    05/19/2010 4:26:19 AM PDT · by Leisler · 46 replies · 849+ views
    The boyhood home of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is slated to be torn down as part of an effort to rejuvenate Detroit. The 5,500-square-foot home, built in 1918 and located on a .4-acre lot in the toney Palmer Woods neighborhood, has fallen into disrepair in recent years, a neighbor said. Romney and his parents, George and Lenore, lived in the home from 1941 to 1953. Shortly after moving from the home at 1860 Balmoral Drive, George Romney became chairman of American Motors Corp. and, later, governor of Michigan. Attempts to reach Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom yesterday were unsuccessful. The...
  • Romney to bring book tour to Utah (Romneybot festival alert) (barf!)

    12/13/2009 11:02:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,635+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Mitt Romney is preparing for a more prominent presence on the national scene with a new book coming out next spring. Tickets go on sale next week for a major book event in downtown Salt Lake City in March. One year since the presidential election ended, Romney is stepping up his profile with national TV appearances, newspaper Op-Eds, fundraising for fellow Republicans and a new book called "No Apology: The Case for America's Greatness." The book comes out March 2. One of the first events in a national book tour will be at the Salt Palace...
  • Poll: Romneys favorables now below 50% among Republicans?

    11/23/2009 4:34:15 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 58 replies · 1,593+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11/23/09 | Allahpundit
    Big caveat right off the bat: PPP is the same polling firm that predicted a Hoffman landslide in NY-23. But (a) they had Mitts favorables comparable with Huckabees earlier in the year, so its not like their datas historically been screwy, and (b) this isnt just a one-month snapshot but a trend dating back to July.
  • CNN Poll: Most Americans say Palin not qualified to serve as president (CNN pushes Romney, Huckster)

    11/16/2009 2:27:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 3,315+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) Fewer than three in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin's qualified to be president, according to a new national poll - the least of any of the five potential candidates included in the survey. But another woman tops that list in the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday: two-thirds of the public thinks that Secretary of State HIllary Clinton's qualified for the Oval Office. That's more than Vice President Joe Biden, who's currently next in line for the presidency. According to the poll, 28 percent of Americans say Palin is qualified to run the White House, with seven...