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  • Romney: “It Will Be Very Difficult” For Party “To Be Put Back Together Again”

    10/14/2016 9:36:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 14, 2016 | Nathaniel Meyersohn, Intern
    After criticizing Trump’s comments on the lewd video released last week, the 2012 nominee did not say who he would vote for, but said he thinks Trump has “maybe a 25% chance” of winning. In a new interview, Mitt Romney says that he criticized Donald Trump’s 2005 comments about women last week because they were “so over the line” that they demanded an answer. “I felt that I had to say something again to simply point out to the women of America, and to the men of America,” Romney said in a podcast interview with Ashcroft in America posted on...
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns With John Kasich, Telling Ohioans ‘America’s Counting on You’

    03/14/2016 5:42:43 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3/14/16 | Thomas Kaplan
    Mitt Romney, in his latest attempt to help stop Donald J. Trump, joined Gov. John Kasich of Ohio on the campaign trail on Monday as Mr. Kasich tries to pull out a victory in his home state. At an air museum between Akron and Canton, where Mr. Kasich’s campaign bus pulled in next to a World War II-era bomber, Mr. Romney highlighted Mr. Kasich’s experience in Congress and as Ohio’s governor. “Unlike the other people running, he has a real track record,” Mr. Romney said in introducing Mr. Kasich at the town hall style event. “He has the kind of...
  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 346 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Poll: If voters had known they’d lose insurance, Romney would have won

    11/25/2013 7:52:35 PM PST · by grundle · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 22, 2013 | Alexis Levinson
    If voters had been aware last year that they might lose their health-care plans when Obamacare went into effect, Republican President Mitt Romney would be sitting in the White House today, according to a poll released Friday. A Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research survey conducted from Nov. 18-20 asked voters who supported President Barack Obama in 2012: “As you may know, millions of Americans have lost their insurance plans despite President Obama’s promise that, quote, ‘if you like your plan, you can keep it.’ If you knew in 2012 that this promise was not true, would you still have voted...
  • To You Romney Haters (VANITY)

    08/04/2012 7:03:03 PM PDT · by OSHA · 88 replies
    Vanity | ME
    Romney is as bad as obama. Romney is worse than obama. Romney is twice as bad as obama. We didn't choose Romney, THEY did and we are going to teach tham a lesson. We didn't choose McCain last time either. My vote is holy and pure and is only for those who are..............(new keyword) holyvoters
  • Barack Obama calls Mitt Romney 'George' in latest election gaffe

    06/05/2012 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    President Barack Obama mistakenly confused Mitt Romney with his father George on Monday at a fund-raiser in New York – the latest in a string of election gaffes from US presidential candidates.
  • Romney could pick VP early, and cash in often

    06/02/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 35 replies ^ | Jun 1, 2012 | Steve Holland
    ... The tradition is to announce the No. 2 around the time of the convention to inspire grassroots activists and seek maximum publicity for the final two-month push to the November 6 election. But in this case, the Romney team has discussed whether to announce the pick a few weeks earlier to generate buzz for his campaign during August and help raise campaign funds. ...
  • Gingrich: Campaign Will Continue Forward

    04/21/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies ^ | Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 | Dave Eberhart
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Saturday that his cash-strapped campaign machine will march forward into North Carolina next week -- despite reports that stops in that state and elsewhere had been placed on indefinite hold, according to a report by Fox News. Filed federal reports indicated that the Gingrich campaign had $4.3 million in debt and has $1.22 million cash on hand. The campaign raised $1.6 million in March but spent $2.01 million, Fox News reported. Other public records revealed that Gingrich started the month of March with $1.55 million in debt and only $1.54 million in cash reserves....
  • Romney's Got a Delegate Problem

    04/20/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 37 replies
    For those of you who did not get or see the memo from Vince Haley, Mitt still has some major problems. Here is the Haley Memo, in relevant part: [H]ere is the crucial news about why --- with 17 states to go -- the Romney forces are worried, worried that the frontrunner's weakness is surfacing again in the Republican primaries. Here are two crucial news items causing Romneyites to worry. -- Despite much pressure from Romney forces, Colorado Republicans last weekend at their Denver convention surprised political observers by electing - and by a large margin -- more uncommitted than...
  • Did Romney 'win' in Iowa with 8 vote margin?

    01/04/2012 5:49:06 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/04/2012 | Thomas Lifson
    Mitt Romney Romney squeaked through last night with 8 vote margin over Santorum in Iowa. But at least three candidates have a plausible claim to have "won" the Iowa caucuses: 1. Mitt Romney, whose vote total of 30,015 votes exceeded that of Rick Santorum by 8 votes. 2. Rick Santorum, who rocketed from the bottom of the pack to the position of number one anyone-but-Romney candidate. 3. Ron Paul, who finished 3 percentage points behind Romney and Santorum, but whose organization reportedly instructed his well-organized supporters to stay late, and get themselves elected as delegates. Grace Wyler of Business Insider:...
  • Romney leads Paul in Des Moines Register Iowa Poll; Santorum surges

    12/31/2011 7:53:08 PM PST · by xjcsa · 30 replies
    Des Moines Register | December 31, 2011 | © 2012, Des Moines Register & Tribune Co.
    Link only per FR rules.
  • Mitt Romney and Ron Paul top new Iowa poll, but Rick Santorum has momentum

    12/31/2011 7:49:55 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 38 replies ^ | December 31, 2011 | Chris Moody
    Just saw the new poll from Iowa that shows the ultra liberal Willard Romney at 24 percent, leading as of right now. His lying attack ads on Gingrich, with an assist from Faux News have all but destroyed New Gingrich's chance of even placing in the top 3. Gingrich led two weeks ago, then came the lies from the father of homosexual marriage in America Romney. Never knew that Iowa republican voters were so liberal and so gullible as to believe this type of garbage, especially coming from the Amway salesman Romney. If Romney wins Iowa it means the state...
  • Why I Reluctantly Will Endorse Mitt Romney [Why we reluctantly will zot]

    12/30/2011 6:12:25 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 238 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | December 30, 2011 | Neoavatara
    My choice for President is Mitt Romney. I just shuddered at that statement. But there it is. There is the reality that 13 debates, months of bickering and intrigue, and countless discussions with conservative brethren have brought me. It is kind of a sad reality. Is this the best conservatives could do? So here has been my calculation for who I would support, from the beginning. First, the candidate must be electable and able to defeat Barack Obama, both electorally and intellectually. Second, they must broaden the base of the Republican Party, both on the conservative and moderate sides. Third,...
  • Romney on Gingrich: I don't know why he's so angry.... (He'd vote for Ron Paul)

    12/28/2011 9:24:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    CNN's The Situation Room ^ | December 28, 2011 | Wolf Blitzer
    CNN's Wolf Blitzer sat down with Mitt Romney and his wife Ann Romney to talk about a wide range of issues from Mrs. Romney’s health to who convinced Mitt Romney to run for president again. Highlights from the interview are after the jump. Please credit all usage of the interview to CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer EMBEDDABLE VIDEO: Romney: I would vote for Ron Paul EMBEDDABLE VIDEO: Romneys discuss their darkest hour Highlight: Romney on Newt Gingrich THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED. M. ROMNEY:...
  • Mittens,Newt & the Paulster

    12/29/2011 2:32:33 AM PST · by Mrs.ThurstonHowell · 34 replies
    today | self
    I'm not hot for Mittens or Newt and what is so silly crazy about the RonPaulster. I'm going to save space by reminding you of Howie Carr,Michael Savage, etc... who have been on the air this last week of December 2011. Why can't people see that the Paulster is a no go? He'll never be prez & Thanks God! He's really wacky. This whole scenario of Mittens,Newt & the Paulster reminds me of Ross Perot. So there, you have it- a middleman candidate who actually represents NOTHING but only to antagonize the devil out of the Republican Party. Truth be...
  • Mitt Romney Defends Romneycare: ‘Will Do What I Think Is Right For The People I Represent’

    12/28/2011 6:54:06 AM PST · by markomalley · 16 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 28th, 2011 | Nando Di Fino
    GOP hopeful Mitt Romney made a guest appearance on Fox & Friends Wednesday morning, and hit on everything from his growing feud with Newt Gingrich to his record of conservatism as governor of Massachusetts. Romney added a bit of a soft touch on Gingrich’s inability to get on the ballot in Virginia by explaining why he compared Gingrich to Lucille Ball. “We all make mistakes and sometimes our campaigns can’t get things done quite right. I don’t compare those mistakes to Pearl Harbor. When I see mistakes, I try and find a little humor. In this case, Lucille Ball in...
  • Poll: Mitt Romney In Command In New Hampshire [Will Iowa Matter?]

    12/25/2011 2:56:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 39 replies · 3+ views
    LATimes ^ | December 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    Poll: Mitt Romney In Command In New Hampshire By Maeve Reston December 25, 2011 Christmas brought good news for GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, who is holding on to his double digit lead in the critical early primary state of New Hampshire. This morning’s Boston Globe poll shows the former Massachusetts governor leading the Republican field with 39% among voters likely to cast ballots in the Jan. 10 Republican primary. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who has led in some national polls, was tied with Texas Congressman Ron Paul in second place with 17%. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who...
  • Romney machine rights ship after Gingrich bump

    12/25/2011 1:49:26 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | December 24,2011 | Ros Krasny
    Romney's failure to move above the 25 percent mark in national opinion polls throughout the year is a problem. But if Gingrich's support collapses in Iowa, which holds its nominating contest on January 3, Romney could have a respectable showing and pick up momentum going into the January 10 New Hampshire primary. Texas Congressman Ron Paul holds a narrow lead over Romney in most Iowa polls, with Gingrich having slipped to third. "Wonder why Gingrich's numbers are falling in Iowa? Romney (and Super PACs supporting him) are outspending Gingrich 34:1 this week," noted the Democratic strategy firm Anzalone Liszt Research....
  • AP Interview: Romney says no to Gingrich debate

    12/22/2011 7:58:04 AM PST · by TBBT · 101 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2011 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES
    BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney is telling The Associated Press that he won't agree to debate Newt Gingrich one on one. The former Massachusetts governor says in an AP interview that he's not declining his rival's debate challenge because he's afraid to square off against Gingrich, as the former House speaker has implied. Rather, Romney says he doesn't want to define the contest as a "two-man race." And he says that debating Gingrich alone would be disrespectful to other candidates. Romney also is continuing to distance himself from the Washington standoff over the payroll tax-cut extension. He suggests it's...
  • Mitt Romney’s New Hampshire Nightmare

    12/13/2011 3:47:24 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies
    Time ^ | December 13, 2011 | Michael Crowley
    There are growing signs that the Republican primary campaign might be a long and muddy slog, a slow grind to accumulate delegates that doesn’t produce a nominee until spring or even summer; a contest more in the World War I style of Obama v. Clinton 2008 than the D-Day landing of George W. Bush 2000. But there’s also a scenario in which, one month from now, Mitt Romney suffers a blow so damaging that he might never recover: defeat in New Hampshire. For much of this year, Mitt Romney’s status as default front-runner in the Republican nomination fight rested in...
  • Mitt Romney backs payroll tax cut extension

    12/06/2011 8:24:07 AM PST · by WilliamIII · 8 replies
    CBS ^ | December 6 2011 | Stephanie Condon
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday clarified that he supports extending the payroll tax cut, opening him up to charges of flip-flopping from Democrats. "I would like to see the payroll tax cut extended just because I know that working families are really feeling the pinch right now -- middle-class Americans are having a hard time," Romney told conservative talk radio host Michael Medved
  • Romney electability myth.

    12/03/2011 5:41:12 PM PST · by ctpsb · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12/01/11 | Milton Wolf
    The Washington establishment, ever a font of wisdom, has chosen its candidate. Mitt Romney’s victory in the Republican primaries, the insiders say, is a fait accompli. They claim he’s the most electable, the safe bet. Fine; let’s play along for the moment and consider what the Democrats have in store for him in the general election......
  • First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path [Predicts Race Over By Feb.1st]

    11/11/2011 9:53:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 11, 2011 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower
    First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path By NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower *** Romney’s clear path: After Herman Cain’s defiant news conference on Tuesday and after Rick Perry’s brain freeze at Wednesday night’s CNBC debate, Mitt Romney’s path to the GOP presidential nomination is now WIDE open. In fact, not since Bob Dole in 1996 has a candidate been such a clear front-runner right before the primaries and caucuses begin. The ’96 comparison is also instructive: Dole still lost New Hampshire to Pat Buchanan. What this all means: While Romney looks to be on his way...
  • Mitt Romney: Allegations against Cain must be “addressed seriously” (WATCH VIDEO)

    11/08/2011 1:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Was it wise for Mitt Romney to offer any opinion on Herman Cain’s campaign crisis? Romney tells George Stephanopoulos in an interview today that he finds the allegations “serious” and particularly disturbing,” although Romney declines to answer whether they are disqualifying if true. All he says in that regard is that Cain has to address the allegations directly: Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”“These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC News and Yahoo. ”And they’re...
  • Romney: Cain allegations 'particularly disturbing'

    11/08/2011 10:30:17 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 130 replies ^ | 11/8/11 | AP
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says allegations that rival Herman Cain groped a former employee are "particularly disturbing" and must be addressed. Romney told ABC News/ Yahoo! on Tuesday that he will not judge whether Sharon Bialek's claims against Cain are true. He declined to say whether they are disqualifying. ... Romney .. "These are serious allegations and they're going to have to be addressed."
  • [Flashback] When Herman Cain Endorsed Mitt Romney for President

    11/05/2011 9:50:57 AM PDT · by TitansAFC · 129 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | Oct 13 2011, 8:55 AM ET | Staff - The Atlantic
    In a February 2008, Herman Cain used his syndicated column to endorse a candidate in the Republican primary. His choice? Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor struck Cain as best equipped to "focus on the right problems" and make the "tough decisions" to solve them: "Romney has done that as a chief executive officer in business, as a governor and as head of the U.S. Olympics," Cain wrote, adding the noteworthy judgment that "he has done so while balancing political consequences, but not compromising fundamental principles of the founding of this country or free-market economics." Romneycare apparently wasn't seen as...
  • Romney buddy, Dick Marriott, maintains connections with NRA

    11/05/2011 5:27:55 AM PDT · by syriacus · 22 replies
    various | November 5, 2011 | Syriacus
    This is a collection of links to bolster my contention that Dick Marriott, former treasurer and former head of the National Restaurant Association, maintains connections with the NRA. I apologize for the the sporadic way in which I will be posting links. I am baby-sitting for my adorable grandson and will be cooking for guests today. Dick Marriott is a close friend of Mitt Rommey, who is named after Dick's father, J. Willard Marriott.
  • CARTOON: Mitt on a Mission

    11/03/2011 11:55:28 AM PDT · by daletoons · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Out of Order Blog ^ | 11-3-11 | Dale
    What is Mitt Romney peddling? If you said a bicycle you'd be partially right. Partially right just like Mitt's politics. He seems to have the Obamaesque ability to take both sides of any issue simultaneously. The establishment Republican intelligentsia seem to think that's a winning combination.
  • Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate

    10/29/2011 5:21:02 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2011 | George Will
    A day after refusing to oppose repeal of Kasich’s measure, Romney waffled about his straddle, saying he opposed repeal “110 percent.” He did not, however, endorse the anti-mandate measure, remaining semi-faithful to the trans-Appalachian codicil pertaining to principles, thereby seeming to lack the courage of his absence of convictions. Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable; he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate. Republican successes down the ticket will depend on the energies of the Tea Party and other conservatives, who will be...
  • Karl Rove finds the non-Romney candidates unacceptable

    10/28/2011 12:43:59 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 66 replies
    Rove is very much in a “do I have to do everything myself” mode these days, which is why he’s also running the GOP’s congressional campaign as an independently funded venture. Here he is practically acting as a Romney surrogate on Fox and attacking Herman Cain, because actual Romney surrogates seem unable to.
  • Politico's Allen: 'Very Ruthless' Romney Campaign 'Roped In' Christie

    10/12/2011 4:59:43 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 32 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    How does the liberal media turn a positive for a Republican front-runner into a negative? Ask Mike Allen of Politico. Instead of focusing on the political pluses of Chris Christie's endorsement of Mitt Romney, Allen has twisted the event into a negative that revealed the "very ruthless" efficiency of the Romney campaign. Moreover, if there's a politician around today who thinks for himself, it's Christie. Yet Allen insinuated that rather than making a reasoned decision, Christie was "roped" into endorsing Romney. Allen made his sour-grape remarks on today's Morning Joe. View the video here.
  • Ann Coulter Analyzes Perry's Romneycare Attack Ad (Video and Transcript)

    10/11/2011 11:57:46 AM PDT · by hocndoc · 56 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 11, 2011
    ANN COULTER, AUTHOR: It's a good ad. It's probably Romney's biggest problem, and that was a very strong ad, though I must say there are differences between doing it just in a state and doing it nationally. You can leave a state. You can't leave the country, or at least not quite as easy. And the other thing is, I mean, the country has spoken. They do not want national health care. Romney himself has said, whatever he says about -- about what he did in Massachusetts, he says his first day in office, he will issue 50 state waivers...
  • Ann Coulter: Romney for President, Cain for VP (Video interview)

    10/11/2011 8:58:34 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 91 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/11/11 | Ann Coulter
    Ann Coulter on the GOP Presidential field.
  • What's Wrong With Romney?

    10/07/2011 4:32:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | October 7, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today -- the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn't surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school! Anyway, Jerseyans are many things (not all of them nice), but slick dissemblers we are not. When Christie said, repeatedly, and in ever more colorful terms, that he wasn't running, I believed him. And, while I understand the boomlet for him, I'm also a little relieved to see that he is indeed a truthful guy. Sarah Palin, by...
  • CNN: Conservative group to target Romney

    10/05/2011 12:23:09 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 174 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 10/05/2011 | Paul Steinhauser
    First on CNN: Conservative group to target Romney "If you support the principles of the Republican Party platform, as I do, then it's important that we make sure the GOP nominates someone who has supported and fought for those principles. On almost every single important issue facing America today, Mitt Romney has fought against conservatives and Republicans. He's been a liberal on fiscal issues, a liberal on social issues, and a liberal on national security issues," says Lloyd Marcus, Chairman of Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, in a statement to CNN. EXCERPTED - Read Full Story HERE And here's the...
  • Romney's Religion Problem

    10/05/2011 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | John Hood
    After Rick Perry’s wobbly performance shifted some momentum back to Mitt Romney, conservatives began another round of speculation about his appeal in the early-primary states. It seems that his religious affiliation remains a serious problem for him. USA Today reported on latest Gallup poll question: Although three of four Americans say they would support a presidential candidate who is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Gallup Poll finds that 22% say they would not. That figure has not changed much since Gallup started measuring opinion on this subject in 1967. One difference comes...
  • Mitt Romney to report raising up to $13 million, lower than previous quarter and 2008 pace

    09/29/2011 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/29/2011 | Matt Viser
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is on pace to raise between $11 million and $13 million for the latest fund-raising quarter, a haul that would be much lower than the $18.2 million haul he brought in during the previous three months, according to a source familiar with the campaign’s finances. Romney’s strong performance in a trio of recent debates had helped his fund-raising by motivating his existing supporters, but it was not enough to move some of the fence-sitters over to his camp, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the campaign has not publicly...
  • Mitt Romney presses on as Chris Christie fever rages (Poor, poor baby! :sheds a tear:)

    09/29/2011 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Marie · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28SEP11 | James Oliphant
    Right now, it’s not easy being Mitt Romney. Every time he turns around, conservatives are looking for someone new to embrace, someone Who Isn’t Him. This week, following Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s partial implosion at the Orlando, Fla., GOP debate, the hot ticket is Chris Christie. On Wednesday, Romney had his game face on when asked about Christie, who continues to deny he’s running even as calls for such a candidacy from some in the Republican establishment grow louder and louder. Initially, Romney suggested to the crew on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the media were just stirring up trouble, but...
  • Will Romney Dodge Health Care Bullet?

    09/21/2011 1:00:31 PM PDT · by Hawk720 · 10 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 09/21/2011 | Scott Conroy
    In May, when Mitt Romney's status as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination appeared secure, the former Massachusetts governor sought to address his most pressing political liability when he promised to repeal and replace President Obama’s national health care reform law. In the same speech, which received lukewarm reviews at the time, Romney signaled that he would not back away from the mandate-driven plan he enacted in 2006, which remained anathema to Republican primary voters. “I did what I believed was right for the people of my state,” Romney said in his address at the University of Michigan. In...
  • Romney appearance at Tea Party rally draws protest

    09/04/2011 6:17:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 29 replies ^ | Sept. 4, 2011 | Shira Schoenberg
    CONCORD, N.H. -- More than 25 protesters turned out before a Tea Party Express rally this evening to protest not President Obama, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. “We do not need leadership that puts their finger up, sees which way the wind’s blowing and then all of a sudden changes their mind and goes back in that direction,” Tim Carter, a leader of the Lakes Region Tea Party in New Hampshire. “If you look at Mitt’s past voting record, I think that’s what you’re going to see.” “When you come to less government, which the Tea Party stands for,...
  • Put up your Mitts!

    08/18/2011 11:02:24 AM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 2 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | WSJ Editors
    Put up your Mitts! By Hillary Chabot | Thursday, August 18, 2011 | | U.S. Politics Texas Gov. Rick Perry, campaigning in the Granite State next door to Mitt Romney’s home state and Barack Obama’s preferred vacation spot, fired broadsides at both of his top rivals yesterday — with a jab at Romneycare and an unrepentant vow to keep speaking his mind no matter what the president thinks about it. “The rhetoric will probably get heated. I’m going to be outspoken, I’m going to be passionate, I’m going to be calling it like I see it,” Perry told the...
  • Mitt Romney on Obama’s Midwest Excursion: It’s a Magical Mystery Bus Tour (Video)

    08/15/2011 9:36:00 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 13 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 15,2011 | Jim Hoft
    From the Romney website: During his Magical Misery bus tour this week, it is unlikely President Obama will speak with unemployed Americans, to near-bankrupt business owners, or to families struggling to survive in this economy. He is more interested in campaigning in swing states than working to solve the economic crisis that is crushing the middle class. Turning this economy around will require real leadership and the experience of someone who has actually worked in the private sector. ABC reported: A new web video and harsh criticism emerged from the Mitt Romney camp today as President Barack Obama launched his...
  • Mitt Romney’s Fundraising Pitch: What He Tells High Rollers Behind Closed Doors

    07/21/2011 8:13:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/21/11 | Shushannah Walshe
    (snip) So what does Romney say to these big money donors to make them fork over their cash and convince them he's going to be the one to face off against President Obama in the general election? (snip) But his pitch also veers away from what he says on the stump. When Romney gets into the room with potential donors trying to lure them to his campaign, he's consistently asked how he's going to win. According to several donors, Romney tells the crowd that his strategy will work: they will win New Hampshire and Nevada and are hoping to "get...
  • Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab(Flip-flop alert)

    07/20/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab (flip-flop alert) "... Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show. The Beverly-based flights were aboard a 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, an eight-seat luxury corporate jet with leather interior and a staggering $5.8 million price tag. "News of the flights comes after an April speech in Iowa, during which...
  • How McCain’s 2008 Political Shadow Is Hurting Romney Now

    07/17/2011 1:16:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2011 | Myra Adams
    Did conservatives learn the wrong lesson from losing to Obama the first time? Recently Politico ran a piece by Alexander Burns titled “Mitt Romney’s Warning Signs.” Burns outlined three major reasons why Romney is a weak frontrunner and “remains extremely beatable.” The three reasons are: His fundraising quarter wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t a tour de force either. (Romney “only” raised $18.25 million)His polling is solid, but stalled. (20% to 30% range)His personal shortcomings haven’t disappeared. Now I agree with all of the above but would like to add one more extremely important reason that explains both the lackluster fundraising...
  • Is Romney Our Best Choice?

    07/17/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2011 | Clayton E. Cramer
    The evidence suggests otherwise — but for the wrong reason. There’s a long list of reasons why Mitt Romney might not be our best choice to go up against Obama, and some of them are really good reasons. One reason is Romney’s part in creating the Massachusetts health system that Democrats claim (perhaps rightly) was the blueprint for ObamaCare. Another is that as governor of a very liberal state, Romney signed into law all sorts of bills that are going to be used by Democrats to persuade many middle of the road and even conservative voters that there really is...
  • Zot-Eyed Democracy [Romney pimp encounters severe kitteh weather]

    07/14/2011 7:00:54 PM PDT · by craigedwards · 48 replies ^ | 7/14/2011 | Craig Edwards
    <p>I'm a whiny Romney retard who knows nothing about the First Amendment and even less about the Sixth. That's why my revised graphic got pulled by the mods, this post was inane and stupid enough without it.</p>
  • Romney Silent Over Debt Talks

    07/12/2011 8:44:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | JULY 12, 2011 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    Mitt Romney has been criticized for not speaking out more forcefully on the debt-ceiling negotiations. But Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, has taken a subtler tack, avoiding the issue of the debt ceiling as he presses a more general assault on President Barack Obama's economic record. That has attracted the attention of his GOP challengers, who have begun to accuse him of ducking the most vital issue of the campaign so far. "The current debate is about what kind of leadership you're going to show," former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in an interview Monday. "If you're running for president,...
  • Romney Strikes a Blow Against Romney

    07/07/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | July 7, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Any candidate for president can fall victim to occasional stumbles, lapses, gaffes and clunkers. But Mitt Romney has a shot at raising ineptitude to an art form. The other day, he had to answer a question about how the economy has fared under the current administration. Before he was done, though, Romney managed to give the impression that if he dove off a dock, he'd miss the water. He also undermined his chief assets in the campaign: a supposed mastery of economic issues and a reputation for competence. Over and over, the former Massachusetts governor has accused President Barack Obama...
  • Would The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? - DR. DAVID M. BERMAN

    07/06/2011 1:57:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies ^ | July 6, 2011 | Dr. David M. Berman
    It seems pretty clear that the Media is anointing Mitt Romney the front runner in the GOP primary race even though he did quite poorly last time when compared to all the money he spent. Romney has been touted as a master business leader who has the experience to get us out of the fiscal mess we are in. Romney himself likes to speak about what a masterful Governor of Massachusetts he was, and how he saved the Olympics from fiscal ruin, and corruption. Oh my, Mitt thinks quite the hero of himself. As a one term Governor (he did...