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  • McCain tells interns it’s ‘Vice President Portman’

    06/26/2012 8:09:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2012 | Judy Kurtz
    OVERHEARD: Sen. John McCain (R) adding some fuel to the fire of constant veepstakes buzz surrounding one of his colleagues. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was giving a group of interns a tour of the Capitol on Thursday when McCain breezed by. The senior senator from Arizona quipped to Portman’s young crew, “Now you can say you interned for Vice President Portman.” Portman is said to be on Mitt Romney’s shortlist of potential running mates.
  • [] We Beat Romney

    06/22/2012 1:26:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    E-Mail from some basement | June 22, 2012 | Justin Ruben
    This past week, we tried a new grassroots strategy to take on Mitt Romney. And it worked, better than we could have ever dreamed! Right now, President Obama is sinking in the polls, and the race looks very tough. But the more people know about Mitt Romney's economic plans—tax breaks for millionaires, layoffs and cutbacks for the rest of us—the less support he gets. That's why we're launching a huge program to make sure that swing voters realize that Romney isn't just some rich guy who happens to be running for office—he's running to raid America for the 1%. Our...
  • 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 vs Palin: How Palin beats Obama in 2012

    06/26/2011 4:16:28 AM PDT · by techno · 52 replies
    June 26, 2011 | techno
    Yesterday I projected ahead why I felt Mitt Romney would lose in a close election to President Obama. The three main factors that led me to my conclusion were: 1)Not being able to personally maximize the turnout of WHITE conservative/evangelical voters or motivate them to come out and support him 2)Not holding Obama to 13% of the conservative vote (what the Democrats got in the 2010 midterms) and/or facilitating the establishment of a 3rd party to bleed conservative votes away from him 3)Not being able to win the white working class vote by 30 points as the GOP did in...
  • Romney: Sarah Palin’s the ‘best thing’ that could happen to me (Whistling past the graveyard?)

    06/06/2011 6:22:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2011 | Rebecca Stewart
    For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The 2012 presidential candidate told CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday that he wasn’t offended when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on the same day he was set to formally announce his intention to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president. In fact, though Romney shared his plans one week in advance and Palin insisted on keeping the destination of her top-secret bus tour under wraps until the day before her New...
  • RomneyCare for Farmers

    05/30/2011 7:17:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | May 30, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    In contrast to what many believe, I do not support political parties. I support and vehemently defend policies that make sense, and attack those that don't. In case you did not know that, I am going to surprise you with a blast of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney who is pandering to the Iowa farmers with a message "I Support the Subsidy of Ethanol". On his first trip back to the nation's first voting state as a soon-to-be declared presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reaffirmed his support for federal ethanol subsidies -- an always important campaign issue in...

    05/17/2011 6:21:56 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 86 replies
    Dick Morris .com ^ | May 16,2011 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    Now that two of the top three candidates for the Republican nomination have pulled out of the race, the big winner is the one candidate left standing: Mitt Romney. The polling before Huckabee and Trump pulled out was — in my survey — Romney-22, Huckabee-20, Trump-15, Gingrich-11, Palin-9, Bachmann-6, Pawlenty-3, and Daniels-2. Now, Romney will inherit a large proportion of the votes left on the table by Huckabee’s and Trump’s withdrawal. My polling suggests that, based on the expressed second choices of the Huckabee and Trump voters, Romney will get 30% of Huckabee’s voters and 40% of Trump’s. These additions...
  • Romney Says He'd Undo ObamaCare First if President (Pot Meet Kettle)

    05/11/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05-11-11 | Elisabeth Meinecke Elisabeth Meinecke
    A GOP frontrunner in the party's 2012 primary with a checkered past on health care, Mitt Romney produced a rather bold headline today with his op-ed in the USA Today: As first act, out with ObamaCare. "Health care is more than just one-sixth of the American economy. It is a source of well-being for individuals and families. We are blessed with much that is good in American health care. But we have taken a turn for the worse with ObamaCare, with its high taxes and vastly expanded federal control over our lives. I believe the better course is to empower...
  • Romney's Venue Problem [giving speech at university that provides abortions]

    05/11/2011 2:49:27 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Romney’s Venue Problem May 11, 2011 5:17 P.M. By Katrina Trinko Mitt Romney will be giving a major health care speech tomorrow at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Two interesting tidbits about the Center: it’s affiliated with a university that provides abortions Planned Parenthood cannot do and it helped fund new embryonic stem cell lines — which requires the destruction of human embryos. From the University of Michigan Alumni Association [emphasis mine]: The University of Michigan today announced the formation of a consortium to create new embryonic stem cell lines that will aid the search for disease treatments and...
  • Romney's GOP Supporters Tilt Upscale; Palin's, Downscale (Everybody is downscale now??)

    05/09/2011 11:41:54 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 35 replies
    GALLUP ^ | May 9,2011 | Lydia Saad
    Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney's support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21% of those earning $90,000 or more. The reverse is true for Sarah Palin, who is favored by nearly twice as many Republicans without a college degree as those with one, 16% vs. 9%, and her support decreases by income from 22% among the lowest income group to 7% among the highest.
  • Romney's South Carolina hesitation

    05/08/2011 12:10:54 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | May 8, 2011 | Ben Smith
    The only Mormon in the South Carolina legislature is Alan Clemmons, a real estate lawyer from Myrtle Beach with a shiny bald head, natty suits, and a hyperactive Twitter feed. -SNIP- Mormons make up about 2 percent of the U.S population, but they’re closer to 30 percent of the Republican presidential primary field, where two clean-cut, handsome, moderate, millionaire former governors — Romney and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman — appear to be seeking the nomination. -SNIP- “This year will be very much like my election,” Gov. Nikki Haley told POLITICO. “It doesn’t matter whether you’re male or female or...
  • Romney in 2008 vs. Romney in 2012

    05/07/2011 2:19:55 PM PDT · by Triton42 · 7 replies
    Elephant Watcher ^ | May 7, 2011
    "In a previous post, Elephant Watcher examined how Huckabee's starting position for the 2012 race differs from when he ran in 2008. It's worth conducting a similar analysis of the Romney campaign...."
  • In NH, Romney praises Obama for bin Laden’s death(Ignores Pres. Bush)

    05/03/2011 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 46 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 5/3/2011 | Boston Herald from AP
    In NH, Romney praises Obama for bin Laden’s death (Ignores Pres. Bush and VP Cheney) NASHUA, N.H. — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama deserves credit for authorizing the military operation that resulted in Osama bin Laden’s death. Before starting a round-table discussion with New Hampshire business owners today, Romney thanked Obama, U.S. military forces and the intelligence community for finding and killing the mastermind behind the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.
  • Romney “really hoping” to be asked about Romneycare

    05/03/2011 7:20:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2011 | Jazz Shaw
    Last week, shortly before a certain ex-terrorist (now pining for the fjords) swallowed the news cycle, there were still some folks paying attention to the nascent GOP primary race. In an early stop in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney attended a forum hosted by Americans for Prosperity and moderated by Tim Phillips.It wouldn’t exactly take a modern day Nostradamus to know that Phillips was going to ask him about the health care plan he signed into law when he was the governor of the Bay State. The somewhat uncomfortable scene which then unfolded seemed to resemble a display of dancing which...
  • Mitt Romney Makes 'Hang' Obama Gaffe During Unofficial 2012 Debut

    04/30/2011 1:57:18 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 47 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | April 30, 2011 | Ujala Sehgal
    Mitt Romney Makes 'Hang' Obama Gaffe During Unofficial 2012 Debut By Ujala Sehgal April 30, 2011 | 2:34 p.m. Updated: April 30, 2011 | 4:30 p.m. The spotlight was on Mitt Romney yesterday at the Republican gathering in Manchester, New Hampshire, purportedly a summit on jobs and the economy, but also a showcase of five Republican presidential hopefuls, including Tim Pawlenty, Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Romney. Many interpreted the summit as Romney's unofficial debut as a 2012 candidate. And, it seems that Romney got off to a difficult start. The Atlantic writes: Romney was off in just about every...
  • Mitt Romney video fires blanks at NRA convention

    04/30/2011 8:03:02 AM PDT · by backwoods-engineer · 42 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 4/29/11 8:42 PM EDT | James Hohmann
    PITTSBURGH—Mitt Romney’s pre-recorded video greeting for the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting received a lukewarm response here Friday, a reminder of his weakness on an issue important to the Republican base that at times dogged his 2008 campaign. (...) “I’m sorry I can’t be with you today in Pittsburgh, but I wanted to wish the National Rifle Association my congratulations (on) 140 years of defending our basic Constitutional rights,” he said in a two-minute video message. “Way to go!” Unlike tea party favorite Michele Bachmann, who also sent a pre-recorded video message, his two-minute spiel was not interrupted by applause....
  • Barbour's Withdrawal Gives No Clues to GOP 2012 Nominee

    04/28/2011 7:41:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | April 28, 2011 | Michael Barone
    Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour's abrupt withdrawal from the race for the Republican presidential nomination -- after hiring a topnotch New Hampshire campaign manager and planning to fly around the country next week -- has naturally inspired a lot of punditry on the Republican presidential race. Some of it is nonsense. I read someone earlier this week confidently stating that Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee were the only Republicans who can beat Barack Obama because they're doing better than other possible nominees in polls. Please. All those polls show is that these two who ran in 2008 have higher name recognition...
  • Mitt Romney under siege: can the GOP’s one-time frontrunner survive?

    04/21/2011 2:10:48 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/21/2011 | Stewart Lawrence
    Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism — even before he contemplated his second run for the presidency. But thanks to the Tea Party, he’s also under serious fire for his 2006 Massachusetts health care plan, which his conservative critics liken to Obamacare — dubbing it “Romneycare” — since both plans mandate individual health coverage and expand the reach of Medicaid... ...Obama, and his close friend and political ally, current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who says Romney’s plan is working “brilliantly,” expanding affordable health coverage to nearly 98% of the state’s residents. The...
  • Vanity: What is the official FR stance on Obama's birth certificate and the 2012 election?

    04/21/2011 10:12:33 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 84 replies · 1+ views
    self | April, 21 2011 | self
    I'm just curious what the official Free Republic stance is on Obama's birth certificate with respect to the 2012 election. Is demanding Obama produce his long form birth certificate a requirement of every prospective candidate? Is it the litmus test for supporting a candidate? So where Mitt Romney is rightly persona non grata around here it is OK to push Donald Trump and defend his positions because he is pushing the birth certificate issue? And write off true conservatives like Mark Levin and Michele Bachmann?
  • Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?

    04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2011 | Myra Adams
    According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine. Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle. There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is...
  • 'Mama Grizzly' Sarah Palin back on the prowl (Politico Deeply Saddened!)

    04/19/2011 7:43:42 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 43 replies
    Politico ^ | April 18, 2011 | Jonathan Martin
    It's a fool's errand to use traditional indicators as definitive evidence that Sarah Palin is or is not running for president. If nothing else, she's made clear since her national debut two-and-a-half years ago that she plays by her own set of rules. But her pugnacious speech over the weekend in Wisconsin, promotion thereof and re-launch of her PAC's website today, suggests that she very much wants to stay in the political conversation. As has been well-documented, Palin reads most everything written about her. So she surely didn't miss recent stories about her declining poll numbers and relative quiet. For...
  • The Tea Party Could Be Republicans’ Biggest Foe Come 2012 (Mitt a "moderate conservative")

    04/17/2011 1:30:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Bottom Line of UC Santa Barbara ^ | April 16, 2011 | Tim Fucci
    On the heels of Barack Obama’s announcement of his 2012 reelection campaign, speculation has been mounting over which candidate Republicans will nominate to challenge Obama. But you won’t find the next Ronald Reagan in this group of potential candidates. With 20 months left until the presidential election, the list of potential candidates is still long. UC Santa Barbara political science professor Dr. Ted Anagnoson, who specializes in the study of the American presidency, explained that unlike in 2007, when Republicans and Democrats declared candidacy early in the year, in 2011 Republicans are still waiting to make official declarations of candidacy....
  • Trump's Strength in Early Presidential Polls Defies Conventional Wisdom

    04/16/2011 11:30:25 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 152 replies
    Foxnews ^ | Stephen Clark
    A top adviser for President Obama dismisses him as a "sideshow." Former Bush adviser Karl Rove calls him a "joke candidate." But that hasn't stopped Donald Trump, who has captured national attention with his outspoken skepticism of Obama's citizenship, from surging in early presidential polls. He leads all potential GOP presidential candidates by nine points in a Public Policy Polling survey released Friday. He trailed only Mitt Romney in a NBC/Wall Street Journal poll released last week. The real estate mogul and star of NBC's "The Apprentice" says he's encouraged by the polls, but won't make an announcement about his...
  • Karl Rove: Trump Is A "Joke Candidate"

    04/16/2011 11:15:37 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Karl Rove on how Donald Trump's birther obsession hurt his presidency chances, Obama's Paul Ryan fixation and 'hot mic' comments and more.
  • Dump “The Donald”

    04/14/2011 9:17:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | April 14, 2011 | Alan Caruba
    Listening to and watching Donald Trump talk with Fox News’s Sean Hannity about how rich he is and how smart he is was truly a vomit-inducing moment. The notion that this extremely successful egomaniac would ever be President of the United States is surreal. It’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on steroids. Now we learn that he is going to announce whether he is going to run on the season finale of “The Apprentice.” The show is scheduled to air on May 15. Reportedly he will hold a press conference to announce the decision about being a candidate in the...
  • Poll Shows Romney Leading Obama in Florida

    04/14/2011 1:13:54 PM PDT · by a_note · 32 replies
    R.C.P. ^ | April 14, 2011 | Kyle Adams
    A new poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly leading President Obama in a hypothetical general election matchup in Florida.
  • RomneyCare Is A Bust

    04/12/2011 4:51:58 AM PDT · by suspects · 5 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | April 12, 2011 | Michael Graham
    As governor, Mitt Romney accomplished a feat that most Republicans would have thought impossible. With the single stroke of a pen he convinced the liberal population of Massachusetts that they, too, hate government-run health care. As a health care plan, Romneycare is an unmitigated fiasco. It has caused costs to skyrocket, insurance premiums to soar and nonprofit providers like Blue Cross to suffer hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. But as a political policy, Romneycare is nearly unparalleled in Republican history. It has destroyed one front-runner’s presidential hopes (Romney’s) and helped undermine an entire presidency. For, as Barack Obama’s...
  • Mitt Romney Unveils Aquafresh-Inspired Campaign Logo

    04/11/2011 5:51:46 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 47 replies
    NYmagazine ^ | Monday April 11, 2011
    Stop everything you're doing right now. Mitt Romney, former Massachusetts governor and presidential candidate, has formed a presidential exploratory committee, indicating that he might run for president. You know he's pretty serious about this because he's already come up with a slogan ("Believe in America" — unlike Obama!) and a logo: a wavy, tricolor R that, as our video editor Sarah noticed, is reminiscent of Aquafresh toothpaste. Probably so that every time you brush your teeth, you'll associate that fresh, clean feeling with the fresh ideas and clean break with the past that Romney will bring to Washington. Or maybe...
  • HE'S IN - Mitt Romney Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

    Mitt Romney: It is time that we put America back on a course of greatness, with a growing economy, good jobs and fiscal discipline in Washington.
  • Mitt Romney forms presidential exploratory committee

    04/11/2011 1:16:22 PM PDT · by Choose Ye This Day · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 22, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney formed a presidential exploratory committee today that will allow him to raise money for a near-certain run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. “It’s time that we put America back on a course of greatness with a growing economy, good jobs and fiscal discipline in Washington,” Romney said in a web video announcing his intentions. In the video, Romney focuses almost exclusively on the economy, touting his experience in creating jobs and balancing budgets in the private sector. “From my vantage point in business and in government, I have become convinced that America has...
  • Milt Romney Announces 2012 Pres. Exploratory Committee (puts off decision again)

    04/11/2011 1:22:50 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 56 replies
    TPM Poll Tracker ^ | 4/11/2011 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    Milt Romney Announces 2012 Presidential Exploratory Committee (puts off decision again) Former failed Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) is one step closer to officially announcing what nearly everyone already expects -- that he'll seek the Republican nomination for president of the United States in 2012. On his website Monday, Romney (weakly as he is) kicked off the exploratory committee phase of his campaign in the style of the day with a YouTube clip and a tweet (copying Gov. Palin). "I will promise whatever you want."
  • THE TRUTH REVEALED: Sarah Palin May Not Have Been Born In The USA

    04/11/2011 7:34:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/11/2011 | Henry Blodget
    After reading Donald Trump's logic about why he thinks Barack Obama's presidency may be "the greatest scam in the country's history," we spent much of yesterday getting up to speed on the issue. Until yesterday, we actually hadn't looked at the birther question in detail, because we assumed it was just ludicrous conspiracy theory cooked up by folks who are desperate to do anything to have Barack Obama un-elected. SNIP SNIP do we really KNOW that Sarah Palin was born in this country? Or Donald Trump? Or Mitt Romney? A few weeks ago, Donald Trump made a big show of...
  • The Washington Times : Trump rides issue of president’s birth [GOP poll puts him at No. 2]

    04/10/2011 7:52:43 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 42 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 10, 2011 | David Eldridge
    Would-be 2012 Republican nominee Donald Trump is riding doubts about President Obama’s birth certificate to the front of the party’s presidential contender field, the latest sign that the long-standing fringe controversy is going mainstream. The New York real estate magnate and reality show star, fresh off a Wall Street Journal poll that shows him tied for second among Republican voters as their choice for the presidential nominee, jumped back into the “birther” controversy Sunday. “Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate? The fact is, if he wasn’t born in this country, he shouldn’t be the president of the United States,”...
  • Campaign 2012: The Kabuki phase

    04/09/2011 8:32:48 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Campaign Legal Center ^ | March 10, 2011 | Kenneth P. Vogel and James Hohmann
    The idea, according to the invitation, was for Mitt Romney to “discuss his plans for the 2012 elections” at a “regional organizational meeting” of “the Romney Leadership Team” on Wednesday at the home of a major donor in Florida. (snip) Of course not! Why would you think that? (snip) So it goes in the Kabuki theater phase of campaign 2012 in which none of the leading candidates will admit they’re candidates, their donor pitches and stump speeches are couched – sometimes barely – in the conditional, credulity straining denials such as Fehrnstrom’s are part of the press secretary’s vernacular, and...
  • Rove warns Republicans: Shutdown could boost Obama

    04/08/2011 2:08:46 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 129 replies
    CNN ^ | 04/08/2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Washington (CNN) – Furloughed jobs, interrupted services, and the potential economic ramifications aside, top Republican strategist Karl Rove is warning a government shutdown is likely to strengthen President Obama's hand as he heads into his reelection campaign. In his weekly polling memo, Rove notes the 1995 government shutdown bolstered President Clinton's image in the eyes of voters as a strong leader, positioning him for a relatively easy reelection victory one year later. "The shutdowns helped improve Clinton's political standing, boosting both his approval rating and perceptions of him as a strong leader," writes Rove. "At the time, poll watchers noted...
  • WSJ/NBC Poll: A Donald Trump Surprise.

    04/07/2011 4:05:02 AM PDT · by Scanian · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 6, 2011 | Jonathan Weisman and Scott Greenberg
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appears to be the early front-runner in the largely unformed race for the Republican nomination for president, but real estate magnate Donald Trump may be a surprise contender, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. Among Republican primary voters, Mr. Romney captured the support of 21% in a broad, nine-candidate field. Mr. Trump was tied for second with former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, with 17%. House Speaker Newt Gingrich got 11%, just ahead of former Republican Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s 10%. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, considered a strong contender by political...
  • Michele Bachmann fakes her own family's history

    04/06/2011 5:48:19 AM PDT · by unseen1 · 294 replies
    City pages Blog ^ | 04/04/2011 | Nick Pinto
    There are some cultures in which telling self-serving lies about your own ancestors would be so shameful as to be inconceivable. Michele Bachmann's culture is apparently not one of these. Bachmann, who's flirting with a presidential run, was in the early-primary state of Iowa last week for the Rediscover God in America conference. Bachmann was born in Iowa, as she told the crowd. But she couldn't leave it at just being an ordinary Iowan: "I'm actually even more than just an Iowan," she told her audience. "I'm a seventh-generation Iowan. Our family goes back to the 1850s, to the first...
  • For Mitt Romney, 2012 strategy runs through NH, Nevada (AP)

    04/02/2011 9:02:23 AM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 28 replies ^ | Saturday, April 2, 2011 | Associated Press
    LAS VEGAS — In his first presidential run in 2008, Mitt Romney sought back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire to propel him to GOP nomination. He won neither, his the two-state sprint failed and so did his candidacy. ...This time his strategy is more of a multi-state marathon, with economically suffering Nevada an important round in what advisers predict could be a protracted fight to be the party’s 2012 nominee. ...The strategy calls for big showings in New Hampshire and Nevada to boost momentum. After that come strong fights in enough other states so Romney enters the party convention...
  • GOP insiders say Romney's still number one: Pawlenty in second place, Gingrich 7th, Palin in 9th

    03/29/2011 12:04:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies
    MSNBC / The National Journal ^ | March 29, 2011 | James A. Barnes, The National Journal
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to be seen as the favorite for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination according to a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll released on Tuesday. The second favorite for the GOP nod is former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty. But Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor who was John McCain’s running mate in 2008 and was once viewed as a potential party standard bearer, was ranked ninth by the GOP Insiders—tied with former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush and Texas Gov. Rick Perry—when they were asked who was most likely going to be their 2012 presidential nominee....
  • Mitt Romney the flip-flopping flipper

    03/24/2011 6:32:47 AM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 16 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | March 24th | Henry D'Andrea
    I personally believe and it has shown in polls, that Mitt Romney is a frontrunner in the GOP race, alongside Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. However, I do not think he could win the Nomination with either Palin or Huckabee running against him. I also don’t think he could beat Obama in 2012. Before all the Romney supports jump on me, I wanted to share with you all the flipping flopping Romney has done in the past 20 years. It’s very clear and I am about to present you with strong evidence, that Mitt Romney is a flop flopper. It...
  • Romney Blunders Through Radio Interview and all I got was this great big ZOT!

    03/21/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT · by hausermann · 88 replies
    Mitt Romney, my personal favorite front-runner for 2012 on our side just performed a rare *suuuuuhuuckification* on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this afternoon in Hewitt's second segment. (Holy God Hugh, if you ever bore me again as you did in that first segment teasing a Romney appearance, I swear it will be worth my time to drop everything and drive to the OC so I can personally explain to you my displeasure.) No kidding, I think Mitt is the only one who even stands a chance against Zero. (Will save how he would have mopped the floor with Zero...
  • Romney's Spotty Record on Judicial Appointments - 9 GOP Judges out of 36

    03/22/2011 9:54:29 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 15 replies
    Why Not Romney ^ | 3/22/2011 | Right Wingnut
    On multiple occasions, Mitt Romney has expressed concern about the threat of activist judges. Not knowing much about his record on judicial appointments, I decided to a little digging. I was surprised to find that out of 36 judicial appointments (2003-2005), only 9 were Republicans. In fact, he appointed more Democrats than Republicans. How do these activist judges advance through the court system? Mitt Romney certainly knows the answer to that question. From “Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to...
  • If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In (Romney thinks its his turn)

    03/22/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.
  • Romney in 2007: RomneyCare 'will be a model for the nation'

    03/22/2011 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 7 replies
    Why Not Romney ^ | 3/22/11 | Right Wingnut
    It remains to be seen whether Mitt Romney will attempt to distance himself from his disastrous health care legislation in the upcoming presidential campaign. However, from his previous statements, it is clear that he once envisioned RomneyCare as a national model. Here is what he said leading up to his failed presidential campaign. ...During a speech in Baltimore on Feb. 2, 2007, Romney outlined his ambitions for the Massachusetts plan. "I'm proud of what we've done," he said. "If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation." Last month Romney's dream came true. If...
  • Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand [RINO...DON'T VOTE FOR HIM!!!]

    03/19/2011 9:19:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2011 | Michael Carl
    "Romney made a promise to homosexual groups that strikes at the core of who Romney is and how he will govern. She says he promised that he would not defend traditional marriage once the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made its ruling on same-sex marriage." Read more: Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand
  • Mitt’s backers: ‘RomneyCare’ overblown [DeMint defends Romney & his socialized medicine scheme]

    03/17/2011 7:31:53 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 304 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 17, 2011 | Michael O’Brien
    Mitt Romney’s supporters on Capitol Hill are giving him political cover for the healthcare plan he signed into law as governor, even as his competitors for the GOP presidential nomination ramp up their attacks on “RomneyCare.” Romney’s healthcare reform initiative in Massachusetts is viewed as one of his biggest political liabilities going into the Republican primary, due to its similarities to President Obama’s healthcare overhaul. But leading conservatives, including supporters of Romney during his 2008 presidential run, argue that the Massachusetts plan isn’t a deal-breaker. “One of the reasons I endorsed Romney [in 2008] is his attempts to make private...
  • Palin has path to win, Republican warns (Don't you love that title?)

    03/14/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Prominent New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg says that Sarah Palin just might have a clearer path to the Republican presidential nomination next year than commonly understood – an event he warns would lead to President Obama's clear reelection. Gregg, the former senator and governor of the Granite State, says the muddled GOP presidential field means it's more likely than ever there won't be a clear consensus candidate before the party's nominating convention in August of 2012. If that happens, says Gregg, Palin and her army of supporters might have the upper hand when it comes to settling on a presidential...
  • Martha Coakley( Mass AG ) backs President Obama's law with Mitt Romney's

    03/11/2011 5:50:49 PM PST · by Leisler · 12 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/7/11 | Jennifer Haberkorn
    In a brief filed Monday in the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, Coakley says the fact that Romney and the Massachusetts Legislature imposed an individual mandate as part of their health care law suggests that Congress had a "rational basis" for imposing a similar mandate in its law. “Obamacare is bad law constitutionally, bad policy, and it is bad for America’s families,” Romney said.
  • Axelrod: 'Quite Seriously, RomneyCare Really Was A Template' For ObamaCare

    03/11/2011 6:09:47 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 61 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    For some time now, Pres. Obama and his camp have taken malicious glee in praising the health care plan Mitt Romney put together as governor of Massachusetts. The Dems well know that their accolades amount to a millstone around Mitt's GOP primary neck. David Axelrod took the art form to another level on Morning Joe today. After some light-hearted banter on the subject, Axelrod went out of his way to solemnly state for the record that RomneyCare "quite seriously, really was a template" for ObamaCare. All this came much to the amusement of the Morning Joe crowd. View video and...
  • Sarah Palin: Could She Run as an Independent or Third Party Candidate?

    03/10/2011 4:54:38 AM PST · by Hawk720 · 64 replies
    Politics Daily ^ | March 10,2011 | Suzi Parker
    Sarah Palin talks a lot about the tea party. On Fox News last week, she said, "I find inspiration in tea party patriots [and] those with common sense who aren't playing a lot of games." She could be considered the tea party's godmother. With her Sarah PAC and support for 2010 tea party candidates, Palin has generated a lot of good will, not to mention publicity, for a movement that began only two years ago. She also isn't afraid to attack popular Republicans such as New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Further proof that Palin isn't always a GOP team player:...