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  • Drudge Headline Only: Romney Narrows VP Choices, Surprise Name Emerges as Frontrunner

    07/12/2012 3:51:01 PM PDT · by arichtaxpayer · 262 replies
    ROMNEY NARROWS VP CHOICES; SURPRISE NAME EMERGES AS FRONTRUNNER
  • Romney Raises Record $106.1M in June

    07/09/2012 8:15:54 AM PDT · by BAW · 17 replies
    ABC defg ^ | July 9, 2012 | Emily Friedman
    The Romney campaign announced today that it raised $106.1 million in June, its best fundraising month to date. The money was raised by Romney for President, Romney Victory and the Republican National Committee. The campaign reported having $160 million on hand at the end of the month. June’s loot far exceeds May’s total of more than $76 million, out-raising the Obama campaign by $16 million. The Obama campaign has not yet released its own fundraising numbers for the month of June.
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Romney to bolster communications team amid conservative tempest

    07/05/2012 8:07:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday July 5, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has fumbled recent opportunities. Romney’s advisers insisted that he would keep his inner circle intact amid growing concerns about the Republican presidential candidate and his campaign. The tempest began with a weekend tweet from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and burst Thursday onto the pages of his newspaper the Wall Street Journal, as its conservative editorial board opined that Romney’s advisers were “slowly squandering an...
  • Santorum: Romneycare 'hasn't worked in Mass'- 'voting for Romney over Obama a clear choice for me'

    06/30/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 200 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | June 29, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee /
    Santorum, however, noted that Romney has vowed to repeal Obama's health care law. He said voting for Romney over Obama is a "clear choice for me."
  • I'm a Tea Party Nose Holder

    06/30/2012 12:35:57 PM PDT · by morethanright · 74 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-06-30 11:50:12 | mrcurmudgeon
    <p>Recently, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Congress has the power to do just about anything it desires provided it's called a tax. It's hard not to notice that the Progressive march toward totalitarianism in America has a decidedly bipartisan feel. Chief Justice John Roberts, who wrote the high court's majority opinion, is an appointee of "compassionate conservative" George W. Bush.</p>
  • Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread

    06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT · by John W · 847 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | June 28, 2012 | SCOTUSblog
    Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
  • Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order

    06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday June 17, 2012
    BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS” ”Face the Nation” that if he’s president, Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.” Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obama’s order, but he didn’t directly answer the question. Instead, he said would work to pass a law to help those young people who were “brought...
  • Five Reasons Why Romney is the Favorite

    06/16/2012 4:23:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 54 replies
    Commentary ^ | 06/15/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Why is Barack Obama’s road to re-election so steep and uncertain at this stage? There are five important reasons. 1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he can’t offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years… If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yet...
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Romney Campaign Rejects Using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Against Obama

    05/17/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 128 replies
    NYT ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Mitt Romney’s campaign manager rejected efforts to use President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, as reportedly planned by a “super PAC” working toward electing Mr. Romney in November. “Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same,” the campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement on Thursday morning. “President Obama’s team said they would ‘kill Romney,’ and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as ‘contract killers.’ It’s clear President Obama’s team...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this year’s VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should “go rogue” with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBS’s This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Mitt Romney defends his welfare on wheels from GOP outrage

    04/03/2012 12:17:38 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 16 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 10/18/2011 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s camp is defending a controversial program he created that handed out free wheels to Massachusetts welfare recipients — including state-funded insurance and AAA memberships — even as the plan drew fire from conservatives the former Bay State governor is wooing. “Over 80 percent of participants have moved off of welfare,” said Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho.
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY 48% OBAMA 43% [Drudge Headline]

    03/10/2012 11:17:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 164 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends). Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party's nominee. With the...
  • In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race [Romney Advisers:"Act of God" To Deny Him]

    03/07/2012 10:00:40 PM PST · by Steelfish · 20 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 08, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty and Alex Moe
    In Mississippi, Santorum Makes Case For Two-Man Race By NBC's Andrew Rafferty JACKSON, Miss. -- Rick Santorum called on Mississippi voters to deliver the knockout blow that would end Newt Gingrich's candidacy and make it a two-man race between Mitt Romney and the former Pennsylvania senator for the Republican nomination. "You have an opportunity here in Mississippi to narrow this race, narrow this race to a conservative versus the insider moderate. I ask you here tonight to stand with me," Santorum told a crowd of 300 at the Mississippi Agriculture and Forestry Museum on Wednesday. "If we win Mississippi, this...
  • Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”

    03/07/2012 3:31:20 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies
    http://hotair.com/greenroom ^ | March 07 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas. “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely...
  • Romney campaign says losing nomination would take 'act of God'

    03/07/2012 11:36:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    msnbc ^ | March 7, 2012 | Garrett Haake and Jamie Novogrod
    BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an "act of God" for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination. The Boston-based campaign projected confidence in Romney's ability to win the nomination given the emerging delegate math in the campaign following last night's Super Tuesday contests. "We will get to 1,144 whether it's on someone else’s timeline, or on our timeline," said one top Romney aide. "We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee." The background briefing...
  • Game Over, Mittens ( Lost Tape from ABC News About Romney's 2002 Election Campaign for Gov)

    03/03/2012 2:28:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    [Excerpts from the news video] ... Mitt Romney- "I'm a big believer in getting money where the money is, and the money is in Washington. ... I've learned from my Olympic experience, if you have people who really understand how Washington works and have personal associations there, you can get money to help build economic development opportunities. ... We actually received over 410 million dollars from the Federal Government for the Olympic games. That is a huge increase over anything that I have ever done before. We did that by going after every agency in government. ... I believe that...
  • Romney wins Michigan and Arizona primaries

    02/28/2012 7:48:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 247 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2012
    DETROIT, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was a double winner Tuesday, capturing the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential primaries, results showed. The Detroit Free Press declared Romney the victor over his GOP rivals in Michigan. With about 74 percent of the precincts counted, Romney had 317,258 votes (41 percent) to Rick Santorum's 286,530 (37 percent), results posted by the Free Press showed. Ron Paul was third with 88,521 votes (12 percent) and Newt Gingrich followed with 50,726 votes (7 percent). Another 2 percent voted "uncommitted" and a handful of votes went to several other Republicans who are no longer...
  • PPP AZ and MI Tracking Real Time Update: Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona

    02/26/2012 5:33:18 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 55 replies
    No #s yet, just some tidbits: I'd expect Michigan results between 10 and 11 tonight, and Arizona results between midnight and 1 AM (all eastern) Early observations on today's polls: Michigan still pretty close, but Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona. It looks like Romney has banked about a 30 point lead among early voters in Arizona and they're more than half the electorate. From the findings I didn't expect file: Babeu still seen more favorably than not by Arizona Republicans. Santorum's favorability numbers not what they were a week ago- the shine is finally wearing off with...
  • Mitt Romney is Attempting to Destroy the Republican Party

    02/18/2012 3:00:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2012 | JD Rucker
    [Big SNIP] ....If Romney can't win, he'll be certain that the person who beat him is so damaged, so beaten up by his negative campaign ads that they will have no chance against Obama. Unfortunately for Republicans, it creates a lose-lose situation. Mitt Romney cannot defeat Obama. His flipping and flopping is well documented and will be highlighted by the Obama campaign as the signature of one with a lack of character. He is such a poor speaker in interviews that he attempted to appeal to the middle class by trying to bet Rick Perry $10,000 and later saying that,...
  • Santorum: Freedoms are at stake in presidential election

    02/17/2012 7:48:38 PM PST · by FresnoRobert · 90 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | 2/17/2012 | Justin McClelland
    “We have to look at the root cause of why the economy is struggling as much as it is,” Santorum said. “Government intervention. Government regulation. Government taxation. Government is crushing and destroying the American spirit and the American free enterprise system.” Santorum said that government spending was impinging on personal freedoms and ultimately chipping away at what made the country great. “When the government gets as big as it’s gotten and starts to take over more of your life, then you get smaller as the individual, you get weaker, you lose control over your lives. You lose the rights that...
  • Santorum moves ahead in Michigan (Santorum 39, Romney 24, Paul 12, Gingrich 11)

    02/13/2012 8:12:57 AM PST · by TexasFreeper2009 · 246 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 2/13/12 | staff
    Rick Santorum's taken a large lead in Michigan's upcoming Republican primary. He's at 39% to 24% for Mitt Romney, 12% for Ron Paul, and 11% for Newt Gingrich. Santorum's rise is attributable to two major factors: his own personal popularity (a stellar 67/23 favorability) and GOP voters increasingly souring on Gingrich. Santorum's becoming something closer and closer to a consensus conservative candidate as Gingrich bleeds support. Santorum's winning an outright majority of the Tea Party vote with 53% to 22% for Romney and 10% for Gingrich. He comes close to one with Evangelicals as well at 48% to 20% for...
  • Romney: MI Loss "Won't Happen"

    02/16/2012 2:18:57 PM PST · by cdchik123 · 26 replies
    MLive ^ | 2/15/12 | Nate Reens
    KENTWOOD – Jerome Bush, an 81-year-old lifelong Republican, shook GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s hand Wednesday, recalling doing the same with his father, George Romney, during his campaign for governor more than 40 years ago. “I voted for his dad,” said Bush, the former supervisor of Fillmore Township in Allegan County. “Right now, I’m still undecided if I’m going to vote for him.” It illustrates the difficulty the former Massachusetts governor is facing on the 2012 campaign trail. Three polls released Wednesday show Rick Santorum ahead of Romney in the state where he was born and raised, a place once...
  • Romney doesn't rule out Santorum as veep

    02/15/2012 8:01:07 PM PST · by Fred · 77 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 021512 | Byron York
    Mitt Romney, whose campaign is preparing a multi-million dollar wave of negative advertising to persuade voters that Rick Santorum should not be president, says he is open to the possibility of choosing Santorum to be his running mate should Romney win the Republican nomination. Romney appeared on Fox News Wednesday morning and was asked, "You and Rick Santorum, we haven't seen you go head-to-head yet…In the big picture, could you see a scenario where you two team up?" "Oh, I think it's always possible to have people come together in our party, whether it's Rick and I, or others in...
  • Among TRUE CONSERVATIVES, NEWT TAKES IT AT 46%, ROMNEY LAST AT 11%

    01/31/2012 5:48:18 PM PST · by time4good · 204 replies · 7+ views
    Fox News ^ | 1/31/2012 | Fox News
    I came home and was totally bummed by the results so far. I looked for anything on FR to cheer me up. Finally I succumbed and went to the former-other favorite website Drudge and begrudgingly clicked on the 'Landslide' article - blah blah blah and there, at the very bottom - I found my glimmer of hope: In a positive sign for Gingrich, exit polls showed evangelical voters trending for the former House speaker. The exit polls showed Gingrich with 40 percent among that group, and Romney with 36 percent. But the margin was wider for Romney among seniors and...
  • Romney Wins Big in Florida Primary

    01/31/2012 5:32:46 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 358 replies · 1+ views
    The Slimes ^ | January 31st | Jim Rutenberg
    TAMPA, Fla. — Mitt Romney rolled to victory in the Florida primary on Tuesday evening, according to early returns and exit polls, dispatching an insurgent threat from Newt Gingrich and reclaiming his dominant position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Allen West being redistricted out of existence in effort led by Romney Florida spokesman

    01/29/2012 7:08:06 AM PST · by w4women · 138 replies · 1+ views
    Legal Insurectiom ^ | January 29, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    The establishment is fighting back, alright. This has not received a lot of national attention, but the Republican legislature in Florida is about to push through a plan which puts Allen West at serious risk, and the person leading the effort is one of Mitt Romney’s spokemen. As reported by The Shark Tank:
  • The Drudge-Romney axis . . .

    01/28/2012 12:19:22 AM PST · by dixiechick2000 · 102 replies
    The Damn Dirty Rino ^ | October 4, 2011 | Walt
    . . . of online media manipulation isn’t exactly new. In fact, it goes back well before Romney’s 2008 campaign got underway in earnest. It seems to date back to sometime in 2005, when RNC operatives arranged a meeting between Matt Drudge and Matt Rhodes — a highly placed operative in the Romney organization. Last year, a delegation of RNC officials flew to Miami Beach, where Drudge lives, for a dinner at the Forge steakhouse to introduce the Internet maven to Matt Rhodes, the party’s new opposition research director. Due to Drudge’s now-close friendship with Romney’s chief aide and longtime...
  • Romney Advisor: No Obamacare Repeal

    01/25/2012 3:18:14 PM PST · by OPS4 · 39 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/4/12 | Erick Erickson
    As Ben Domenech notes in his Transom, Mitt Romney’s advisors have now advised him to support “a $2 gas tax, a VAT, and open Taliban talks.” Add to that list not repealing Obamacare. Norm Coleman, an advisor to Romney, went on record saying
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 4:33:13 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 122 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | January 22, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    One of the things fellow Republicans and political observers have never liked about Mitt Romney is the wholesome piety he exhibits on the stump, while his hacks and PACs engage in some of the ugliest politics around. He can flash that plastic smile and pretend all he wants, but people know the cold fish doesn't shy away from the politics of personal destruction. If anything, his campaigns embrace it more than most, while feigning ignorance and pretending otherwise himself.This is why so many people in the GOP have come to dislike Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney backer and New Jersey Gov....
  • Santorum and Gingrich Scramble for the Conservative Vote

    01/15/2012 11:59:29 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 194 replies · 1+ views
    nytimes.com ^ | January 15, 2012, 12:20 pm | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich both pleaded with conservatives on Sunday to unite behind their candidacies in a last-ditch effort to stop Mitt Romney’s march to the Republican presidential nomination. Mr. Santorum said the Republican contest needed to quickly narrow to a two-person race between Mr. Romney and someone else, but he declined to explicitly call on the other candidates to drop out. “I’m not going to tell anybody to get in or out of a race; I think that’s their decision to make,” Mr. Santorum said on Fox News Sunday. But he added, “We need to get...
  • Mitt Romney No Stranger To Tax Breaks, Subsidies

    01/12/2012 6:56:39 PM PST · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    LATimes ^ | January 12, 2012 | Matea Gold, Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger
    Mitt Romney No Stranger To Tax Breaks, Subsidies Bain Capital profited from a steel company that got them, and he used them to attract business when he governed Massachusetts By Matea Gold, Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger January 12, 2012 Reporting from Washington— As Mitt Romney defends his record running a private equity firm, he frequently points to a fast-growing Indiana steel company, financed in part by Bain Capital, that now employs 6,000 workers. What Romney doesn't mention is that Steel Dynamics also received generous tax breaks and other subsidies provided by the state of Indiana and the residents of...
  • Palin urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, Provide Proof he Created 100,000 Jobs at Bain Capital

    01/12/2012 2:00:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 11, 2012
    Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital. Romney has resisted releasing his tax returns, and his campaign has thus far refused to provide the hard proof to back up his claims about Bain. “Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know: is there proof?” Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News. Rick Tyler, former Gingrich aide and head of Newt Gingrich’s...
  • Fire whom? Romney draws flak on eve of NH Primary

    01/09/2012 8:51:09 PM PST · by onyx · 21 replies
    APNEWS ^ | Jan 9, 9:46 PM (ET) | By DAVID ESPO and KASIE HUNT
    NASHUA, N.H. (AP) - Republican front-runner Mitt Romney stumbled down the homestretch of the New Hampshire primary on Monday, declaring, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me" as his rivals intensified already fierce criticism. "Gov. Romney enjoys firing people. I enjoy creating jobs," said former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who has staked his candidacy on a strong showing in Tuesday's primary and has shown signs of gaining ground in recent polls. Adding insult to any injury, Texas Gov. Rick Perry posted a ringtone to his campaign website that consisted of Romney saying, "I like being...
  • Romney's running mate? It could be Christie or Santorum

    01/09/2012 6:31:20 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 100 replies · 1+ views
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | January 9, 2011 | Thomas FItzgerald
    Christie is leaving the door open. "If Gov. Romney comes to me and wants to have a talk about that, we'll have a full conversation about that and then Mary Pat and I will make that decision about what we want to do with our future," Christie said in a Fox News interview before Christmas. "But my view is, I think if you fast-forward the tape to a year from now, I think it's going to be President-elect Romney and some other VP-elect - and Chris Christie, the governor of New Jersey." Christie repeatedly has said he would not be...
  • Santorum says Romney nomination "will destroy this country"

    01/06/2012 5:14:56 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show (Youtube Video 1 minute) ^ | January 5th | Santorum via Levin
    Santorum says Romney nomination "will destroy this country"
  • (Liar) Romney's 'Conservative Agenda' ad pitch ("I'm going to get rid of Obamacare")

    12/26/2011 6:59:39 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 14 replies
    CNN / YouTube ^ | 2011-12-26 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Mitt Romney once again pitches himself as the presidential candidate best poised to effectively reform government, in a new ad set to run in Iowa. The 30-second spot, which features footage from a speech by the former Massachusetts governor, will run in the Hawkeye State ahead of the first-in-the-nation Jan. 3 caucuses. "I'm going to do something to government. I'm going to make it simpler and smaller and smarter, getting rid of programs, turning programs back to states, and finally making government itself more efficient," Romney says in the commercial, titled "Conservative Agenda."
  • Mitt Romney. 2012 Presidential White Papers #5 (A devastating piece

    12/20/2011 8:19:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 2007 (with update) | Staff
    The Club for Growth wrote a white paper on Governor Romney back in 2007. Most of the information below is from that repory, but since Romney has been outspoken on several issues then, weve updated his record to reflect those positions. ...During his initial 2002 campaign Romney refused to sign an anti-tax pledge, but he pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes and touted his fulfillment of that pledge throughout his term. But the details suggest that he broke his verbal committment. Romney did not impose any broad-based tax hikes he imposed a slew of fee hikes. He opposed...
  • Romney under fire for immigration remarks (Flip Romney loves illegals too)

    11/23/2011 11:48:17 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-23 | Sam Youngman & Lily Kuo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused on Wednesday of flip-flopping for comments he made in 2007 indicating he was open to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Romney's remarks, made on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he was a candidate for president, were circulated by rival Newt Gingrich's campaign the day after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives came under similar fire for suggesting during a debate Tuesday night that he was in favor of such a pathway for immigrants. Opponents of a pathway, a large swath of the early-voting Republican electorate, have...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

    11/17/2011 3:56:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-17 | Katrina Trinko
    Don’t expect Mitt Romney to backtrack on his Massachusetts health-care plan at any point this election cycle. “I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the healthcare plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and if I want to encourage my political future, I should say it was a mistake and walk away from it,” Romney told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto in an interview set to air later tonight. “You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and...
  • The Problem with Romneycare

    10/26/2011 7:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The National Catholic Reporter ^ | October 26, 2011 | Michael Sean Winters
    Former Massachusetts Governor, and GOP presidential hopeful, Mitt Romney has found himself on the defensive regarding his health care reform law in the Bay State. Most of the criticism has focused on the fact that the Massachusetts reform, like President Obama’s reform, included an individual mandate, requiring that all citizens purchase health insurance or pay a fine. But, for Catholics and other pro-life voters, Romneycare holds a different problem. It explicitly provided government funding of abortion. The Massachusetts health care reform established a government funded program, Commonwealth Care, that includes coverage of abortion. Commonwealth Care was made available for free...
  • George Will: Romney is the Republican Party's Dukakis (he's calling Romney a statist)

    10/24/2011 7:23:16 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 9 replies
    Youtube direct ^ | George Will
    It has a lot to do with Romney. He is rising as more and more Republicans come to the conclusion that the Republican Party has found its Michael Dukakis, a technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology.
  • 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus (Cain 28% Romney 21% Paul 10%)

    10/20/2011 9:18:58 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 210 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/20/11 | Rasmussen
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 Reflecting national trends, businessman Herman Cain has now jumped to the front of the Republican pack in Iowa. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa caucus-goers shows that Cain is in front with 28% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 21%. Congressman Ron Paul is a distant third at 10% followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 9%, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann at 8%, and Texas Governor Rick Perry at 7%. The sixth place finish for Perry is a sharp decline from early September when Perry was the frontrunner both nationally and...
  • PPP (D) Ohio 2012 GOP Primary Survey (Cain 34%, Romney 19%, Gingrich 14%, Paul 7%)

    10/18/2011 1:47:02 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 88 replies
    race42012.com ^ | 10.18.11 | staff
    PPP (D) Ohio 2012 GOP Primary Survey Herman Cain 34% [10%] (13%) Mitt Romney 19% [20%] (23%) Newt Gingrich 14% [8%] (16%) Ron Paul 7% [8%] (13%) Michele Bachmann 6% [14%] (11%) Rick Perry 5% [21%] Jon Huntsman 1% [1%] (0%) Rick Santorum 1% Gary Johnson 0% Someone else/Not sure 12% [16%] (18%)   Would you say you are strongly committed to that candidate, or might you end up supporting someone else? Strongly committed to that candidate 29%Might end up supporting someone else 71% Second Choice Herman Cain 17% Newt Gingrich 14% Mitt Romney 13% Michele Bachmann 11% Rick Perry...
  • Cain goes right after Romney in heated campaign

    10/15/2011 10:13:14 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 86 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | Sunday, October 16, 2011 | Hillary Chabot
    A pumped-up Herman Cain is promising a rock ’em, sock ’em takedown of Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney, saying he’s already got the Bay State governor on the run and can deliver a knockout at Tuesday night’s debate because voters “can’t get excited about (Romney’s) leadership.” “He got a little defensive last time, so he knows Herman is going to come after him,” Cain said during a phone interview with the Herald yesterday. “We are in a contest here. We are in a battle.” Cain, who has surged to the front of the crowded Republican presidential pack, already locked on...
  • Cain: Romney not a 'staunch conservative'

    10/15/2011 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | October 14, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Herman Cain took a swipe at Mitt Romney's health care record Friday, telling radio host Michael Smerconish that the on-and-off GOP frontrunner isn't a "staunch conservative." Here's how Cain responded when Smerconish asked if he would agree with Rush Limbaugh that Romney's not a "true conservative": I don’t think he’s a staunch conservative because he’s changed his position on too many things over the years. The other thing is, if you just look at Romneycare in Massachusetts, no matter how much he tries to pretend that it was supposed to be good for Massachusetts, a conservative would never have signed...
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

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