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  • Ann Coulter: Mitt Romney Will Lose in 2012 (Now She Says Yes To Romney in 2016?)

    04/07/2014 8:14:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 119 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3/2/2012 | Anti Rinos
    "...If we don't run Chris Christie, Romney will be the nominee and we'll lose."
  • Romney breaks silence on Candy Crowley’s debate interference

    01/29/2014 9:53:15 AM PST · by mojito · 178 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 1/27/2014 | Patrick Howley
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney offered a harsh critique of CNN debate moderator Candy Crowley’s interference in his second debate with President Obama in 2012. Crowley infamously butted in to an exchange between Romney and Obama regarding the Obama administration’s changing of the Benghazi talking points. Crowley’s assertion that Obama was right in the argument led to multiple rounds of applause in the studio audience — an agonizing moment that was featured prominently in the new behind-the-scenes Netflix documentary “MITT.” Romney addressed Crowley’s debate performance in an interview Monday with conservative talk show host Hugh Hewitt. “Well, I don’t...
  • Here It Is! In HD! MITT:Official Trailer In All Its Wondrous Magic Underwear Glory!

    12/18/2013 4:03:41 PM PST · by lbryce · 18 replies
    YouTube ^ | December 18, 2013 | Staff
    Official Title:MITT - Official Trailer - A Netflix original documentary - HD Published on Dec 18, 2013 A Netflix original documentary, Mitt is a rare and intimate account of one man's quest for the presidency. Given unprecedented access by Mitt Romney and his family for six years, Mitt follows the former governor's presidential aspirations, from Christmas 2006 to his initial run to become the Republican nominee in 2008 and through his Presidential concession speech in 2012. Director Greg Whiteley ("New York Doll," "Resolved") travels alongside the campaign through interactions with potential voters, preparations for the debates, personal moments with his...
  • Romney's Presidential Dreams Crash in Emotional 'Mitt' Trailer (Spoiler Alert!)

    12/18/2013 12:25:29 PM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Mashable ^ | December 1, 2013 | Brian Anthony Hernandez
    (Spoiler Alert!)Netflix's new trailer for Mitt, a documentary about Mitt Romney's run for president of the United States, begins where the Republican candidate's journey ends: the moment he realizes he lost the election to Barack Obama. The film, directed by Greg Whiteley, premieres Jan. 24. It details the behind-the-scenes actions of Romney's aspirations starting in 2006 and concluding at his concession speech in 2012. Among the moments Whiteley captured was this odd way to iron his clothes: *****Image in Comments****** “I first met and filmed the Romney family in Park City [Utah] in 2006 as they gathered to discuss whether...
  • Romney leaves Cruz off his list of 2016 GOP stars

    11/03/2013 1:58:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2013 11:36 AM EST
    Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016. … … Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “stands out as one of the very strongest lights.” …
  • How Bad Is It? Even Ann Coulter Has Turned On Conservatives (FYI: Coulter's new book is sales flop)

    10/17/2013 6:47:01 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 117 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 10/17/13 | Michelle Cottle
    -snip- On Monday, conservative provocateur Ann Coulter visited Sean Hannity for a plug-her-latest-book sitdown, during which her host tossed out what he no doubt assumed would a typical conservative-colleagues-in-arms softball: “Establishment Republicans are at war with the Tea Party base, and I’m angry about it!” But Coulter slammed it, so to speak, to the opposite field, going on a tear against Newt Gingrich, Todd Akin, Mark Sanford, and Liz Cheney, whom she declared to be “hucksters, shysters, and people ripping off the Republican Party for their own self-aggrandizement, for their own egos, to make money.”
  • Schlafly: GOP Establishment Gave Us Losers Like Dole, McCain and Romney

    03/19/2013 2:16:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | March 18, 2013 | Melanie Hunter
    Conservative legend Phyllis Schlafly told the Conservative Political Action Conference on Saturday that the Republican establishment had given America a series of losers as presidential candidates over the last two decades—and the last time they picked a winner, George W. Bush, he was a bigger spender than the Democrats. “Why is it that the establishment has given us this bunch of losers?” Schlafly said. “The establishment has given us a whole series of losers: Bob Dole and John McCain and Mitt Romney.” … Schlafly said the establishment wants candidates that “will only talk about economic issues” and not social or...
  • “Dad never wanted to be President”: Tagg Romney says Mitt had to be pushed by Ann and the boys

    12/23/2012 4:57:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:42 EST, 23 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Mitt Romney’s son says that his defeated dad never actually wanted the top job and he was reluctantly convinced to run for president. “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to… run,” the eldest Romney son Tagg said in an interview with the Boston Globe. “If he could have found someone else to take his place… he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he...
  • Romney Admits '47 Percent' Was Wrong

    10/05/2012 10:48:18 AM PDT · by L,TOWM · 34 replies
    Fox News via ABC/Yahoo ^ | 10/5/2012 | Emily Friedman
    Mitt Romney for the first time characterized his comments during a fundraiser that were surreptitiously filmed and caught the candidate essentially writing off 47 percent of Americans as "completely wrong." "Clearly in a campaign with hundreds if not thousands of speeches and question and answer sessions, now and then you're gonna say something that doesn't come out right," Romney said in an interview Wednesday night with Fox News' Sean Hannity. "In this case I said something that's just completely wrong."
  • Mitt, You Must Start Fighting for Our Country!

    09/10/2012 8:03:34 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 31 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 10, 2012 | Sher Zieve
    Dear Governor Romney: In a saner world with a far better educated group of younger citizens, saving our country from its now imminent destruction would not have been necessary. In that world far…far away, a US presidential candidate could present the logical and much better alternative to dissolution of our liberties—both economic and in every other feasible aspect—with both calm words and a quiet deportment. These are not those days and this is not that world. This world requires a fighter who can and will overcome the current Chicago Menace. Our economy is in shambles and the very fabric of...
  • Greed, debt and Matt Taibbi: What Rolling Stone got right, and wrong, about Bain Capital

    09/09/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT · by mojito · 2 replies
    CNN/Fortune ^ | 9/4/2012 | Dan Primack
    Very few of my friends understand private equity, let alone care about it. But some of them wrote me this past weekend, after reading Matt Taibbi's new cover story for Rolling Stone about Mitt Romney's time with Bain Capital. [....] Taibbi took out the long knives for this one, which means he sacrificed a bit of accuracy for potency. His overall thesis is correct: There is a fundamental hypocrisy in a former leveraged buyout investor railing against America's ballooning debt. Leveraged buyouts, by definition, add debt to a company's balance sheet -- weighing it down in the short-term so that...
  • Romney Tax Plan Helps Rich, Hurts Niddle Class: Study

    08/02/2012 9:10:26 AM PDT · by Wise Hectare · 51 replies
    Reuters ^ | 8.2.12 | Kim Dixon
    Republican U.S. presidential challenger Mitt Romney's proposal to slash income taxes by 20 percent across the board would boost income for the wealthiest taxpayers while reducing it for the middle class, according to a nonpartisan analysis released on Wednesday. The report by the centrist Tax Policy Center found that Romney's tax cuts would boost after-tax income by an average of 4.1 percent for those earning more than $1 million a year, while reducing by an average of 1.2 percent the after-tax income of individuals earning less than $200,000.... The Tax Policy Center, a joint venture between the Brookings Institution and...
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...
  • Mitt Romney: ‘Michigan is a state we can win'

    06/18/2012 7:58:30 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 19, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney just felt like chatting. Just after wrapping up his final event in Iowa on day four of his five-day bus tour through battleground states, the Republican nominee briefly made an appearance in the back of his campaign plane to chat up reporters as he prepared to fly to his home state of Michigan for a final day of events. "When we land, you'll look around and see all the trees are the right height," Romney joked, making fun of a line he frequently used while he was campaigning in Michigan during the GOP primary. But Romney was cautious...
  • George P. Bush: Jeb would join ticket if asked

    06/10/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT · by Nachum · 82 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 6/10./12 | Suzi Parker
    In an interview, 36-year-old George P. Bush is as plain-spoken as his grandmother Barbara, who in his telling wears the pants in the Bush family. And while he says his father Jeb, the former governor of Florida, is sincere when he says he isn’t campaigning to join the Romney ticket, George P. also strongly suggests that his dad would say yes if asked: “If called upon to serve, he will,” he says flatly
  • Romney could pick VP early, and cash in often

    06/02/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 35 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | 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. ...
  • One Chance (Vomit Alert)

    04/29/2012 2:16:00 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Barry's Youtube Page
    Video at link
  • The True Cost of Romney, Part 1

    04/26/2012 7:24:26 PM PDT · by Windflier · 75 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 25, 2012 | Black Elk
    ...recognize that the election of the likes of Romney will make a successful run by an actual conservative, an actual Republican, an actual patriot, an actual candidate who will not sell out on each and every issue of actual importance to conservatives, an actual POTUS who can rally Republicans, conservatives, Reagan Democrats and genuine independents to the cause of restoring and preserving Western Civilization in this nation, as opposed to obsessing on paying off his rich friends and bailing out his incompetent Wall Street boodlers and peers, unlikely until at least 2016. In the event that Romney loses now, or...
  • Good News: Romney Knows the Media's Out to Destroy Him

    04/19/2012 12:56:04 AM PDT · by lbryce · 62 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 18, 2012 | John Nolte
    Republicans should rejoice. When it comes to understanding the threat of the media, in a news-making interview with our own Larry O'Connor yesterday, Governor Mitt Romney proved he is no John McCain. Whether the story is true or not, I don't know, but sometime during the 2008 election, someone told me that our candidate, John McCain, said something to the effect of, "All these relationships I've made in the media are really going to pay off now."
  • CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

    04/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Apr 2012 | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.
  • Music Video on Romney

    04/15/2012 2:32:53 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | Feb. 6, 2012 | NoRedTape
    I cannot logically justify voting for Romney. I do not "hate" him (as mentioned in this video), but I love the truth of this musical vid.
  • How Long before Mitt Romney realizes that the MSM has betrayed him? (sean vanity)

    04/10/2012 2:11:40 PM PDT · by GraceG · 10 replies
    GraceG
    How long before Mitt Romney realizes that the media has been basically setting him up as the "de facto" winner of the Republican nomination before then taking him down during the summer? I am guessing the attacks will commence very soon as the MSM machine is now starting to "smell the blood" of Mitt Romney now that Rick Santorum has left the race and Newt and Ron Paul are seen as very very distant chances. If the media was thinking strategically they would hold of the Mitt attacks until AFTER the RNC convention, but they think too much via emotion...
  • Romney Wins -yeah

    04/03/2012 7:10:44 PM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 66 replies
    no source | today | Self
    Just saw Romney's acceptance speech. Just when you though America couldn't get in the stuff any deeper. How utterly sad that this is the best we can come up with.
  • Shocker: Romney - Marin 2012*

    04/02/2012 3:52:17 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | April 2, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    Sky-high hopes for Rubio as VP go up in smoke... With triangulating RNC pollster-eggheads having convinced Team Romney that a Hispanic running-mate is somehow essential to Republican victory in November (rather than superficial things like policy, principle, ideas, experience, etc) the shaky, unloved front-runner apparently felt the need to wrap up an early commitment from some other heavy-hitter with major name recognition....  Since Rubio is unavailable -and after (colorful) talks with Charo ended in disappointment- actor Cheech Marin has stepped-up to fill the perceived void on the 2012 GOP ticket. Romney's surprise move has shocked some observers, wags wasting no time in labeling the pair 'Flippy -n- Hippy'. Marin...
  • What Does Mitt Romney Really Think (About Being a Lying Supporter of Big Government)?

    03/13/2012 3:22:22 PM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies · 1+ views
    Ricochet ^ | 3/13/2012 | Paul Rahe
    What does Mitt Romney really think about Obamacare? Romney and his partisans would like you to think one thing – that he was and is a conservative; that he was and is opposed to big government; that, as Governor in Massachusetts, he was not an enthusiast for Romneycare; that he merely made the best of a bad situation; that he did not seek to rally the rest of us to follow Massachusetts’ example; that he always resolutely opposed enacting something similar at the federal level; and that he is and always has been a principled defender of federalism who regards...
  • Gingrich ad: Romney ‘can’t beat Obama’ because of healthcare

    03/12/2012 12:46:18 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/12/12 03:24 PM ET | Sam Baker
    Mitt Romney “can’t beat Obama” because of the similarities in their healthcare laws, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said in a web video Monday. Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) have argued before that Romney won’t be able to draw a sharp contrast with President Obama on healthcare. The new ad, though, does not simply argue that Gingrich would be stronger on the issue, but that Romney would lose a general-election matchup. “Two men, same plan,” the ad’s narrator says. “Republicans ran against Obamacare in 2010 and won. But how can we run against Obamacare in 2012 if Republicans...
  • VIDEO - Beck Talks GOP Race With O’Reilly: ‘It’s Time That It Ends’

    03/10/2012 2:53:35 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 45 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | March 10, 2012 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    It’s time for the GOP presidential race to come to a close, Glenn Beck told Fox News‘ Bill O’Reilly “I think it’s time that it ends,“ Beck said during an interview broadcast Friday on ”The O’Reilly Factor.“ ”I’m a supporter of Rick Santorum but, you know, I think we’re at the end here, or very near the end. If you do the math, it’s darn near mathematically impossible here — unless we go all the way down to the wire — for anybody but Romney to take it. We have got to come together and start to put together a...
  • Gingrich atop poll of Republican voters in Mississippi(Poll Demographic Info Included)

    03/09/2012 3:25:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 66 replies · 5+ views
    cbs ^ | March 9, 2012 1:51 PM | Corbett B. Daly
    UPDATED 1:58 p.m. ET(CBS News) Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is leading Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Republican primary voters in Mississippi, where voters head to the polls Tuesday to choose the candidate they want to take on President Obama in November.Gingrich garnered 35 percent support in Mississippi, compared to Romney's 31 percent in a poll released Friday by American Research Group, Inc. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum took 20 percent while Texas Rep. Ron Paul received just 7 percent.Gingrich, who won his home state of Georgia three days ago, has said Mississippi and Alabama are must...
  • "Morning, y'all." Romney seeks acceptance in South

    03/09/2012 1:50:02 PM PST · by Red Steel · 63 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | JACKSON, Mississippi | Fri Mar 9, 2012 3:18pm EST | Steve Holland
    (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is laying it on as thick as a syrupy Southern drawl as he tries to court the South, a region that has been unkind to him in the past and may soon turn its back on him again. "Morning, y'all," Romney told a campaign rally on Friday in Jackson, Mississippi. "I got started this morning right with a biscuit and some cheesy grits," he joked. The former Massachusetts governor is admittedly the underdog in Mississippi and Alabama, two stalwarts of the Old South where Republicans vote in primaries on Tuesday to decide which...
  • Poll: Gingrich on top in Mississippi

    03/09/2012 9:00:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 140 replies
    cnn ^ | March 9, 2012; 4 minutes ago | Gabriella Schwarz
    (CNN) – Newt Gingrich is edging out his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination in Mississippi, according to a new poll. The American Research Group survey of likely Republican primary voters released Friday showed Gingrich with 35% support, followed by Mitt Romney with 31%, Rick Santorum with 20% and Ron Paul with 7%. Gingrich's margin over Romney increased slightly among those who said they will definitely vote in the March 13 primary, 37% to 30%. Santorum garnered 17% support and Paul received 5% among the same group. The poll was conducted after Super Tuesday, when each of the GOP White...
  • New poll of Alabama voters shows a tight GOP primary race

    03/08/2012 3:35:32 PM PST · by Red Steel · 39 replies
    WRBL ^ | March 08, 2012 | Shannon Delcambre
    A new poll has been released Thursday showing how Alabamians may vote in next week's GOP Primary. The Capital Survey Research Center did a survey of 592 likely voters in Alabama from march 5-7, 2012. Among the results, 29.9% of voters would pick Mitt Romney, 24.7% of voters pick Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum gets 20.1%, and Ron Paul has 5.6% of those polled, with 19.8% of those polled don't know or had no reply.
  • Ala Ed Assoc poll...Romney 10 pt lead...GOP primary approaches(Myth 31.2, Santo 21.6, Newt 21.2)

    03/08/2012 11:39:35 AM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies · 1+ views
    AL.com ^ | Updated: Wednesday, March 07, 2012, 11:27 AM
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Six days out from Alabama's GOP presidential primary, a new poll shows former Gov. Mitt Romney with a 10 point lead over Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. The poll, conducted by the polling are of the Alabama Education Association, showed Romney with 31.2 percent, Santorum with 21.6 percent and Gingrich with 21.2 percent. Congressman Ron Paul came in at just over 6 percent of the vote. Almost 20 percent of the people surveyed said they were undecided. Alabamians vote March 13.
  • Update: In wake of Super Tuesday, ad wars intensify (The Continuation of Vetting Santorum)

    03/07/2012 6:50:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 41 replies
    cnn ^ | March 7, 2012; 2 hours ago | CNN Senior Producer Kevin Bohn
    Atlanta (CNN) - With the recognition that Super Tuesday did not deliver a knock-out punch for Mitt Romney and that the Republican primary contest is expected to continue for the foreseeable future, the super PAC supporting Romney's bid has bought almost $1.4 million worth of ads in states that don't vote until the end of March. The group told CNN it has purchased $937,000 worth of air time in Illinois, which votes on March 20 and $451,000 for commercials in Louisiana, which holds its primary on March 24. With much of the political world's attention now focused on Alabama and...
  • 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...
  • Are we about to be stuck with Romney?

    03/04/2012 11:39:09 AM PST · by Tulkas · 71 replies
    After winning in Arizona and Michigan, and then again in Washington, Romney has momentum going into Super Tuesday. Even Ohio now seems to be a toss up. If he starts to wrap this thing up then just what exactly are we supposed to do? I don't want to sit this out but I don't think I can vote for him. Is a third party vote worth it? It won't help get Obama out of office. I am starting to lose hope.
  • 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 campaign turns to shallow pockets(Mittens asking for $3 bucks)

    03/01/2012 8:05:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies · 50+ views
    latimes ^ | March 2, 2012 | Matea Gold and Melanie Mason
    ...Washington— After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy. "Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email appeal from the Romney campaign to supporters. A dramatic new Web video asks for $20 contributions to fight the "Obama Attack Machine." The GOP presidential candidate made a similar solicitation after clinching the Michigan primary Tuesday, with a rare personal plea for people to visit his website and "pledge your support — in every way possible." The pitch reflects a...
  • McCain: Romney May Be Too Wounded to Win in November

    02/29/2012 1:35:00 PM PST · by Red Steel · 85 replies · 1+ views
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 12:55 PM | Martin Gould
    Mitt Romney could be too wounded from the drawn-out and increasingly bitter Republican primary battle to be an effective candidate against President Barack Obama, leading supporter Sen. John McCain suggests. And the GOP’s 2008 presidential candidate called on all four candidates left in the race to tone down the intra-party attacks and concentrate on policies. “This is like watching a Greek tragedy,” McCain told the Boston Herald, saying that negative campaigning and increasingly personal attacks “should have stopped long ago.” “Any utility from the debates has been exhausted, and now it’s just exchanging cheap shots and personal shots followed by...
  • Santorum vs. Romney: I'm no lightweight, you're a lightweight

    02/29/2012 11:36:02 AM PST · by Red Steel · 12 replies
    msnbc ^ | February 28, 2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- As Michigan and Arizona voters went to the polls today, the gloves came off between the two top contenders for the Republican presidential nomination. The first blow came this morning in Livonia, Mich., when Mitt Romney called Rick Santorum "an economic light weight." The remark kicked off a day of verbal sparing and boxing metaphors between the two both stumping in the Wolverine State. "I don't think he understands the process of job creating," Romney added. It was later that Santorum responded to the former Massachusetts governor, calling him "a lightweight on conservative accomplishments." The latest...
  • Gingrich: Romney Would Fire Christopher Columbus

    02/28/2012 8:54:42 PM PST · by Red Steel · 7 replies
    Fox ^ | February 28, 2012 | Joy Lin
    Dalton, Ga. - There was a new song blaring from the speakers at Newt Gingrich's rally Tuesday morning: Rick Derringer's "Real American," the theme song from Hulk Hogan's iconic World Wrestling Federation days. "I am a real American, fight for what's right, fight for your life!" go the lyrics. Newt Gingrich is fighting for his political life in his home state of Georgia, where he needs to win 50 percent of the vote on primary day to secure all 76 delegates and catch up in the delegate race. He emphasized to the crowd of over 500 people that he is...
  • 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...
  • Michigan GOP Primary: Romney 40%, Santorum 34%

    02/24/2012 1:20:43 PM PST · by Mariner · 217 replies · 1+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | Friday, February 24, 2012 | Rasmussen
    True to a primary season already marked by sudden and surprising ups and downs, Mitt Romney has jumped back into the lead in Michigan’s Republican Primary race. The vote’s on Tuesday. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Republican Primary Voters in Michigan shows Romney with 40% of the vote and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum with 34%. The poll was conducted on Thursday night, following the last scheduled debate among the GOP candidates. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
  • Arizona GOP Debate: Santorum Slips, Newt Rallies, Romney Benefits

    02/22/2012 9:24:48 PM PST · by Red Steel · 10 replies
    Town Hall ^ | February 22, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Tonight marked the 20th, and possibly last, televised debate among Republican candidates for president of the 2012 cycle.  On the whole, it wasn't an especially inspiring or memorable event, but because it was the final opportunity for each candidate to distinguish himself in this sort of setting (at least before Super Tuesday), the stakes were high.  My analysis of how each contender performed:   Newt Gingrich won the debate, vindicating his team's "let Newt be Newt" strategy.  Gone was the angry, embittered former Speaker.  Sneering Newt was repealed and replaced by supportive, "cheerful" Newt -- eager to agree with his...
  • Romney: Spending cuts alone would hurt growth

    02/22/2012 8:22:20 AM PST · by VictoryGal · 17 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Feb 21 2012
    Echoing arguments made by Obama administration officials in recent weeks, former GOP front-runner Mitt Romney said Tuesday that cutting government spending would hurt the economy. In response to a question about the Simpson-Bowles deficit plan, Romney said that simply cutting spending would actually wind up slowing economic growth unless it is paired with tax reform.
  • Campaign surfing: Romney up in Michigan; Newt on a tear

    02/21/2012 9:05:14 AM PST · by Red Steel · 36 replies
    Rochester city newspaper ^ | February 21, 2012 at 10:29am | Mary Anna Towler
    The latest news on what Newt Gingrich is correctly calling a roller-coaster ride: Mitt Romney is now leading in Michigan, according to one poll.Real Clear Politics says Romney's leading Santorum by 2 points in a new Mitchell/Rosetta Stone poll. Santorum's still slightly ahead in Michigan in the RCP poll average, but the gap between him and Romney has been narrowing in the past few days.The Michigan primary is next Tuesday.Among other campaign-circus stuff found this morning during my surfing:Politico's "Mitt's Burn Rate a Boon for Obama.""Mitt Romney is burning through cash�more than twice as fast as he's raising it, new...
  • Romney's $5 Million Ad Blitz (State by State breakdown)

    02/17/2012 10:23:21 PM PST · by Red Steel · 14 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 15, 2012 | 12:22 PM | Reid Wilson
    A central strength most pundits (including this one) have cited when describing Mitt Romney as the Republican front-runner is money: He has it, his opponents do not. The 20 days leading up to Super Tuesday will show whether we were right. Romney and a super PAC that backs his campaign are about to embark on an all-out television blitz aimed at tearing down Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich, an assault that already adds up to more than $5 million in key primary states -- and there are few signs either of Romney's rivals have the financial ability to respond. Ad...
  • CNN Poll: Romney's likability fading (Drudge, Coulter, GOP-e deeply saddened...)

    02/14/2012 3:45:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/12 | CNN
    Mitt Romney's overall favorable ratings have dropped, while Rick Santorum's standing has jumped among Republicans, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday indicates Romney's popularity has especially taken a tumble among Republicans, with a 13-point decline in positive reviews from his own party.
  • Does Romney Even Like Republicans?

    02/07/2012 12:05:48 AM PST · by lbryce · 14 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 5, 2012 | Johnathan Chait
    When Mitt Romney was 20 years old, he watched his father enter the Republican presidential race as a towering figure—a self-made auto executive turned popular progressive governor—and leave it a punch line. George Romney’s undoing was Vietnam. He attempted to approach the issue subtly, adjusting his position as events changed and his convictions deepened, but finally and famously met his undoing by employing the term “brainwashing” in explaining how he had come to distrust the official briefing on the war that he’d received from the Johnson administration. His campaign was subsequently chewed to bits between the twin gears of a...
  • Mitt Romney favorable ratings take a dive, says poll(Now at 49% Unfavorable)

    02/01/2012 9:29:38 AM PST · by Red Steel · 34 replies
    csmonitor ^ | January 25, 2012 | Liz Marlantes
    Mitt Romney's 'favorable' rating among voters is now almost as low as Newt Gingrich's. Mitt Romney's 'electability' edge is shrinking. Earlier this week, DCDecoder wrote about the Republican establishment’s opposition to Newt Gingrich, and the widely held Beltway belief that he would be “unelectable” in a general election. -snip- And now it turns out, Gingrich’s favorability ratings aren’t actually any worse than Romney’s. According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll out Tuesday, Mitt Romney’s unfavorable rating has skyrocketed to an all-time high of 49 percent, with his favorable rating hitting a new low of 31 percent. Those numbers are...
  • Romney Admits Negative Ads Work(And Ad lying)

    01/31/2012 3:22:58 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | January 31, 2012; 4:48 PM ET | Elspeth Reeve
    "Negative ads work" has long been political conventional wisdom, but now we have a new case study to prove it. Mitt Romney says he lost the South Carolina primary because he was "vastly outspent with negative ads" by Newt Gingrich—which isn't true, by the way—and implied that he's winning in Florida because of his own negative ads against Gingrich. How can you tell the mud-slinging works? The top four searches for "Gingrich" are "Callista," "Newt ethics violations," "Newt wives," and "Newt scandals," The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza reports, results he says "prove that the negative ad barrage from Romney and...