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  • Dukakis Cautions Hillary on 2016, and sympathizes with Mitt Romney and Bob Dole!

    04/15/2014 12:11:26 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 14 replies
    Least Dangerous Podcast ^ | 4/15/2014 | Les Dowrey
    During a call-in to the nationally renowned Least Dangerous Podcast with JC King, Former Presidential Candidate and Governor Michael Dukakis cautioned Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton about her prospects of becoming the Democratic Nominee for President, “Believe me, neither she, nor anyone else can take that for granted.” Using his own experience as a barometer he continued, “I was 40 points ahead with 5 weeks to go when I ran for reelection in 1978 and I got beaten.” He did praise her saying her experience in the Obama administration has made her a primary choice for the party, “She...
  • Greenfield: The Paranoid Party

    04/13/2014 5:04:57 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, April 13, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, April 13, 2014 The Paranoid Party Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog The Democrat may no longer believe in God, the Constitution or even motherhood and apple pie, but he devoutly believes with all the faith of a 9/11 Truther in the impermeability of steel and of a Neo-Nazi in the Protocols of the Elders of Zion that somewhere out there Republicans are sitting in a sealed room and plotting to bring back the 50s. And if not the 50s, then at least the early 60s. The left accuses the right of being deeply paranoid. Meanwhile...
  • Iowa Senate Candidate's Ad: Holding his Glock...

    04/13/2014 5:58:35 PM PDT · by Din Maker · 9 replies
    A short, gotta-see Ad. http://launch.newsinc.com/embed.html?type=VideoPlayer/16x9&videoId=25802236&trackingGroup=12672&widgetId=17779&playlistId=993&siteSection=realclear_nws_non_fro&embedOriginUrl=http%253A%252F%252Fwww.realclearpolitics.com%252Fndn_widget.html
  • Iraq War Veteran Emerges as Republican Frontrunner in Iowa Senate Race

    04/12/2014 12:06:12 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 9 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | April 11, 2014 | Daniel Wiser
    Iraq War veteran Joni Ernst emerged as the Republican frontrunner this week in the race to replace retiring Sen. Tom Harkin (D., Iowa). Ernst, who served as a company commander in Iraq from 2003 to 2004 and is a mother of three, gained a slight advantage over the other four candidates for the GOP Senate nomination in a Suffolk University poll. Ernst has 25 percent support among likely primary goers, followed closely by wealthy businessman Mark Jacobs with 23 percent. The other three candidates received less than 10 percent, while 40 percent are still undecided for the June 3 primary....
  • Alec Baldwin Still Toying With Vaguely Anti-Gay Insults

    04/09/2014 2:09:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 4/9 | Joe Coscarelli
    He can't help himself, or he doesn't want to. Notoriously hot-tempered Twitter-fight addict Alec Baldwin, who has sworn off the service, the city, and public life multiple times, got into it again over basically nothing today, quickly resorting to his default tactic: questioning his opponent's manliness in a way that could be construed as homophobic."You're on your knees in that photo," Baldwin tweeted at former Mitt Romney aide Garrett Jackson, after a derisive mention of working in fashion. "What's up with that, Garrett?" It all started with a tweet by Baldwin endorsing a documentary about the Keystone pipeline and a...
  • Flashback: Ron Paul Endorses Cynthia McKinney, Ralph Nader For President

    01/01/2012 3:29:16 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Brian's Right Perspective ^ | December 26, 2011 | Brian
    As if there are any more reasons to show that Ron Paul should not be the GOP Presidential candidate, there is this bit from 2008 in which Paul endorses four(!) candidates for President, including the Marxist whack-job Cynthia McKinney and Ralph Nader. How unhinged to you have to be, intellectually, to endorse not only four people, but four whom also hold diametrically opposing views on the role of government. This alone shows that Ron Paul is not a serious thinker. In fact it shows him to be a reactionary flame thrower, willing to completely abandon principles when he doesn't get...
  • 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."
  • Coulter: Mitt Romney in 2016; "Cruz A Disaster On Illegal Immigration"

    04/05/2014 5:08:15 AM PDT · by BuckeyeTexan · 344 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 4/3/2014 | Staff
    HOWIE CARR, HOST: Who are you for, for president right now, Ann? ANN COULTER: Well, don't tell him but I'm planning on giving Mitt Romney a little more time to rest -- flying out, kidnapping him and depriving him of sleep, food and water until he agrees to run again. CARR: You're kidding? COULTER: No. CARR: You really want him to run again? COULTER: Yeah, I think he was a fantastic candidate. As I've told you before, he would have won by a larger landslide than Ronald Reagan did in 1980 without Teddy Kennedy's immigration bill. And it's basically impossible...
  • Ann Coulter: Ted Cruz is a Disaster, Says Romney Best Candidate for 2016

    04/02/2014 2:03:05 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 211 replies
    YouTube ^ | 04-02-2014
    Ann Coulter says Romney should run again, has the best position on immigration and that "Cruz is a disaster on illegal immigration."
  • Sarah Palin endorses Joni Ernst for U.S. Senate (Iowa - Harkin's open seat)

    03/26/2014 11:11:47 AM PDT · by Free Vulcan · 41 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | 03/26/14 | Kevin Hall
    One day after her “Squeal” TV brought her national attention, Joni Ernst picks up the endorsement of Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor, 2008 vice-presidential nominee and conservative firebrand calls Ernst a “champion for life, small government, and lower taxes.” Here is what Palin had to say when announcing her support for Joni Ernst in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race: “If Nebraska’s Deb Fischer can see through the bull in Washington, then Iowa’s Joni Ernst can help her cut through the pork. Growing up on a hog farm in Southwest Iowa, Joni has taken her “pork cutting” skills to the Iowa...
  • Obama: No, Romney Was Wrong. Russia Is Weak, Not Strong.

    03/26/2014 1:56:35 AM PDT · by South40 · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 3/25/2014 | Philip Bump
    During a press conference today in The Netherlands, ABC's Jonathan Karl asked President Obama if he thought "Mitt Romney had a point" when he said in 2012 that Russia was America's "number one" geopolitical foe. Obama took advantage of the question to slam his current political opponent, Vladimir Putin.
  • Billionaire mogul Sheldon Adelson looks for mainstream Republican who can win in 2016

    03/25/2014 6:45:28 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 38 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/25/2014 | Matea Gold and Philip Rucker
    Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, who along with his wife plowed more than $92 million into efforts to help mostly losing candidates in the 2012 elections, is undertaking a new strategy for 2016 — to tap his fortune on behalf of a more mainstream Republican with a clear shot to win the White House, according to people familiar with his thinking. In 2012, Sheldon and Miriam Adelson spent so much of their money on long-shot candidate Newt Gingrich that they helped extend an ugly intraparty fight that left the eventual nominee, Mitt Romney, severely bruised by the time he faced President...
  • Dreaming of 'President Ted Cruz' will turn into a nightmare for the GOP

    03/12/2014 2:33:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 11, 2014 | Noemie Emery
    As with most things, there are good and bad aspects of the Tea Party movement. And all the bad ones were on display March 6 in a speech by Ted Cruz to the Conservative Political Action Conference that replayed every silly thing ever said by conservatives and added some riffs of his own. He began with a mocking refrain about "presidents" Bob Dole, John McCain and Mitt Romney (two of them veterans impaired by their trauma), chiding them for not being his kind of conservative. He also asked if we remembered their reigns. Well, we do remember, and we remember...
  • Mitt Romney backs Joni Ernst in Iowa Senate race

    03/05/2014 8:01:19 AM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    Washington Post ^ | March 5, 2014 | Sean Sullivan
    Mitt Romney waded into the crowded Iowa Senate race Wednesday, throwing his support behind state Sen. Joni Ernst (R) in the contested GOP primary. "As a mother, soldier and proven conservative, Joni has the kind of experience, skillset and discipline it will take to not only win this important seat, but to also take Iowa values to help turn around the mess in Washington," Romney wrote in a fundraising e-mail sent Wednesday morning... This is not Romney's first endorsement of the 2014 cycle. He is also backing Rep. Mike Simpson (R-Idaho), who faces tea party challenger Bryan Smith (R).
  • FNC Shows Flashback to Obama Ridiculing Romney:

    03/01/2014 7:56:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | March 1, 2014 | Brent Baker
    Bret Baier opened a panel segment on his show Friday night with a flashback to President Barack Obama’s snide ridiculing, of Mitt Romney’s now seeming prescient concern about Russia’s “geo-political” threat, during the October 22, 2012 presidential debate. “The 1980s are now calling to ask for their foreign policy back because, you know, the cold war has been over for 20 years,” Obama lectured. FNC Shows Flashback to Obama Ridiculing Romney: ‘1980s Are Calling to Ask for Their Foreign Policy Back’Audio: MP3 clip Romney’s retort to Obama: “Russia, I indicated, is a geopolitical foe...and I said in the same paragraph...
  • Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney Predicted Ukraine's Invasion Years Ago

    03/01/2014 12:55:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    PolicyMic ^ | March 1, 2014 | Matt Essert
    When Sarah Palin became the surprising vice presidential choice for the Republican ticket in 2008, a lot of people thought she was kind of loony. When Palin said she could see Russia from her house and couldn't name a single newspaper in a Katie Couric interview, some people were quick to write her and her opinions off. So when she made a few remarks about the Russia-Ukraine situation in the fall of 2008, a lot of people ignored her. Specifically she said, "After the Russian army invaded the nation of Georgia, Senator Obama's reaction was one of indecision and moral...
  • Principle and Power

    02/21/2014 4:25:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 21, 2014 | Erick Erickson
    According to recent polling, a majority of people who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 regret voting for him. That does not mean they wish, instead, that they had voted for Mitt Romney. They just regret voting for Barack Obama. With Democrats convincing themselves the only way to win 2014 is to accuse Republicans of fostering domestic violence because of their opposition to Obamacare, the Republican Party looks set for another wave election year. From sea to sea, the GOP will probably pick up seats. The Democrats are largely resigned to having no chance to take the House of Representatives....
  • No, no, not again, Mitt Romney says: But supporters and pundits keep chatter of a 2016 run alive

    02/16/2014 8:11:17 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | February 15, 2014 | Matt Viser
    Ask Mitt Romney if he would run for president a third time, and he will deny it every which way. “I’ve had my turn,” he told CNN. “We’re so ready to watch the next person step up and take that nomination,” his wife told Fox News. “Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no,” Romney told The New York Times. But in recent weeks, a strange thing has happened: Some supporters and donors, pollsters and pundits are starting to suggest — without irony — that the former Massachusetts governor run for president in 2016. “Once a...
  • 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...
  • Netflix Documentary Shows "Mitt" Like You've Never Seen Him

    01/24/2014 7:12:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 24, 2014 | John Hanlon
    Editor's note: This review is cross-posted at JohnHanlonReviews.com “I can’t fake it,” then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney said as the political advisers and family members nearby deflated. They knew what that meant. The scene, which occurred during the heated 2008 GOP primary battle between Romney and his rising political adversary, Senator John McCain (R-AZ), occurs early on in the new Netflix documentary, Mitt. The film premieres on Netflix at 11 AM today and offers a rarely-seen look at the former Governor and his family as they trudge through two seemingly-endless presidential campaigns. Director Greg Whiteley was given great access to Romney...
  • Right says Republicans must get specific to roll back liberal tide

    01/20/2014 3:15:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 20, 2014 | Niall Stanage
    Get specific. That’s the message conservative intellectuals and strategists have for the Republican Party as it faces an assault from President Obama and Democrats on issues resonant with struggling voters such as the minimum wage and extending unemployment benefits. Obama’s income inequality push comes as the tide appears to be rising for the left on economic and social issues, something evident in everything from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s election to the legal selling of marijuana in Colorado. Some conservatives fear that the party has failed to make its case on how its policies can improve the lives...
  • In new film, a dramatic look at Mitt Romney's loss of confidence

    01/18/2014 4:27:38 PM PST · by gusopol3 · 126 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | January 18, 2014 | Byron York
    A new documentary about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney premiered Friday night at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. The film, "Mitt," is an extraordinarily intimate look at the former Massachusetts governor as he ran for president twice, in 2008 and 2012. Director Greg Whiteley had impressed Romney with his 2005 documentary "New York Doll," which brilliantly chronicled a broken-down rock musician's conversion to Mormonism, and for the new film, Romney gave Whiteley unprecedented freedom to record behind-the-scenes moments as the candidate and his family endured the trials of two presidential campaigns..... the old lack of confidence came out again...
  • GOP establishment panics over Christie’s troubles: “I think we need Mitt back”

    01/17/2014 2:02:39 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 76 replies
    HotAir ^ | 1-17-2014 | AllahPundit
    January 17, 2014 GOP establishment panics over Christie’s troubles: “I think we need Mitt back” ALLAHPUNDIT Dude, it could happen. Three easy steps to Romney 3.0: He comes out strong for amnesty to mend fences with Latino voters; he finally decides to ix-nay the “makers and takers” etoric-rhay, and of course he chooses Mike Huckabee to be his VP. Can’t. Miss.Seriously, though, this is just one Republican operative talking and he’s obviously joking. I think? In interviews with more than a dozen party officials, fundraisers, and strategists in New York and Washington over the past 10 days, Republicans described a...
  • MSNBC President Dismisses Anchors' Gaffes, Says They Haven't 'Hurt Us in Any Way'

    01/16/2014 5:25:58 PM PST · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | 1/16/14 | Randy Hall |
    Phil Griffin, head of the MSNBC cable television channel, told Marisa Guthrie of the Hollywood Reporter that he accepts responsibility for recent embarrassments that led Alec Baldwin and Martin Bashir to leave the network and Melissa Harris-Perry to offer a tearful on-air apology. "These were judgment calls made by some of our people. We handled them. We were transparent. That is our philosophy: Be factual, and step up when you make a mistake,” Griffin asserted. “We took responsibility for them and took action. They were unfortunate,” but “I don't think it hurt us in any way.” While known as a...
  • The Christie Crumblers

    01/15/2014 2:44:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 15, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    During the 2012 presidential campaign, somehow each and every Republican presidential contender had a sink thrown at him (or her) via what reporters call "investigative journalism." Every time a Republican rose in the polls, the media tried to knock him or her down, like a game of Whac-A-Mole. The very last man standing was Mitt Romney, who didn't receive the official "Gotcha!" from The Washington Post until May, with a 5,000-word opus on "Teenage Haircutgate." That's why it's so strange the national media would decide so early it was time for journalistic carpet bombing of the Great Squishy Northeastern Hope...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 5 January 2014

    01/05/2014 5:10:00 AM PST · by Alas Babylon! · 151 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 5 January 2014 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows January 5th, 2014 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Mitt Romney; Mark Rienzi, a lawyer for an organization of Catholic nuns challenging a requirement that some religion-affiliated groups provide health insurance that includes birth control; Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano; Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md.; Gene Sperling, director of the White House's National Economic Council; Dr. John Noseworthy, CEO of the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Delos Cosgrove, CEO of the Cleveland Clinic.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Senate Majority Leader Harry...
  • ‘Moving On’: Mitt Romney Accepts Melissa Harris-Perry’s ‘Heartfelt’ Apology

    01/05/2014 8:00:23 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 01/05/2014 | by Tommy Christopher
    On Saturday, MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered an emotional, tearful apology for a New Year’s weekend segment that used Kieran Romney‘s appearance in a Romney family photo as a setup for jokes about diversity, and became a full-blown media conflagration. On Sunday, former Governor Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday to address the controversy, which host Chris Wallace called “a disgraceful political attack on a baby.” Last Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry moderated a panel that set upon a Romney family photo as the pivot point for jokes about Republican lack of diversity. Harris-Perry’s own remarks were relatively innocuous, but panelist...
  • Melissa Harris-Perry Jokes About Mormons ‘Changing Their Minds About Black Folks Having Souls'

    01/04/2014 1:53:36 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 30 replies
    Mediaite.com ^ | Jan. 1, 2014 | Tommy Christopher
    One of the peripheral aspects of the already-tangential Kierangate media kerfuffle over a Melissa Harris-Perry show segment is the host’s Twitter apology, specifically Harris-Perry’s invocation of her own Mormon background. A review of Melissa Harris-Perry‘s past commentary about Mormonism reveals an apparently genuine affection and admiration for her ancestors’ religion, as well as something of a blind spot for the Mormon Church’s history of racially discriminatory policies. As part of her apology, Harris-Perry tweeted “As black child born into large white Mormon family I feel familiarity w/ Romney family pic & never meant to suggest otherwise,” apparently as a way...
  • Mitt Romney Accepts MHP's Apology: We Hold No Ill Will Whatsoever

    01/05/2014 6:51:09 AM PST · by absentee · 61 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/5/2014 | Caleb Howe
    Mitt Romney appeared on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace this morning to discuss several topics, including the story that first broke on The Right Scoop, the segment on Melissa Harris-Perry's show last weekend featuring a Romney family photo. [VIDEO NOT EMBEDDABLE] ROMNEY: Well first let me just note, Chris, that we love this little guy a great deal. He was an answer to prayer and we love that he is a part of our family. He is part of our family. That being said, I recognize that people make mistakes and the folks at MSNBC made a big mistake,...
  • Video: MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry Cries During Romney Apology

    01/04/2014 9:28:54 AM PST · by absentee · 67 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 1/4/2014 | Caleb Howe
    On MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry this morning, the host apologized for remarks she made on her show last weekend, a story first broken here at The Right Scoop. She apologized "without reservation or qualification" to the Romney family, and very emotionally to interracial families everywhere: ... So the only group due an apology yet to hear one, and who will almost certainly never hear one, are Republicans across the nation, who are caricatured and characterized as obviously racist every single day, based solely on their party affiliation. Unfortunately, as we'll show later today in a follow-up post, the racist assumption about...
  • Days after "Klan" Controversy, Gabriel Gomez snubs Baker and Donates to Independent "McKormick"

    01/03/2014 1:48:35 PM PST · by massmike · 13 replies
    redmassgroup.com ^ | 01/03/2014 | Rob "EaBo Clipper" Eno
    Just days after alluding that conservative activists are members of the Ku Klux Klan" former US Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez (?-Massachusetts) donated $500, the maximum allowed by law, to independent progressive Jeffrey McCormick. McCormick, while running as an independent is a major contributor to Democrats nationally. As Red Mass Group previously reported, McCormick has a long history of supporting Democratic and progressive causes. Since 2007 McCormick has donated over $70,000 to federal candidates. Almost all of which has gone to Democrats. In 2007 McCormick Donated $2,250 to the Barack Obama Campaign. In 2009 McCormick Donated $500 to the Alan Khazei...
  • MSNBC Panel Mocks Romney's Adopted Black Grandchild; Apologies Follow

    12/31/2013 9:49:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | December 31, 2013 | Tim Graham
    MSNBC weekend host Melissa Harris-Perry lined up a panel of alleged comedians to mock the Christmas picture Mitt Romney posted on Twitter. In a segment with the on-screen question "What's So Funny About 2013?" Harris-Perry announced: “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, an adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.” To which comedian and actress Pia Glenn sang the old Sesame Street ditty “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same … “And that little baby, front and...
  • 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's son criticized for tweet after crash

    12/01/2013 10:04:14 PM PST · by Altariel · 93 replies
    MSN ^ | November 30, 2013 | AP
    SALT LAKE CITY — Josh Romney says he helped four people after a vehicle crashed into a house Thanksgiving night in suburban Salt Lake. **** He also tweeted about the wreck, along with a picture of himself next to the vehicle.
  • DNC makes Spanish calls on shutdown

    10/10/2013 7:37:47 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 17 replies
    politico.com ^ | October 10, 2013 | TAL KOPAN
    The Democratic National Committee is launching Spanish-language online ads and robocalls targeting Republicans on the government shutdown, it announced Thursday. The effort is the third phase of a broader campaign this week that has been hitting Republicans in their home states, including House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.), Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), as well as early voting states Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Nevada. The Spanish-language calls and Twitter, Facebook and Google ads launching Thursday will target Latino voters in...
  • Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured

    11/05/2013 8:46:08 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 115 replies
    The New American ^ | 05 November 2013 | Michael Tennant
    Mitt Romney told NBC News that if he'd been elected president, he would have replaced ObamaCare with a mandate that states guarantee that all their residents are insured. Mitt Romney: Instead of ObamaCare, I Would Require States Get Everyone Insured The New American 05 November 2013 It’s official: If former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney had been elected president in 2012, ObamaCare would still be with us, albeit in slightly modified form. Last year’s Republican presidential nominee told NBC’s David Gregory that as president, he too would have demanded that all Americans have health insurance; but unlike President Barack Obama,...
  • Review: ‘Double Down,’ on the 2012 election, by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann

    11/02/2013 9:47:26 AM PDT · by Hotlanta Mike · 32 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 1, 2013 | Peter Hamby
    By now, everyone knows that Mitt Romney’s inner circle was righteously peeved at New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie for spending the final days of the 2012 presidential race arm-in-arm with President Obama as they toured the Jersey coastline after its thrashing by Hurricane Sandy. The buddy-buddy act boxed Romney out of national media coverage for days while lending the president some bipartisan street cred. But it wasn’t just the storm. Christie had rankled Romney’s team throughout the campaign: He held back his endorsement as long as possible, flirted with big-shot GOP donors who begged him to jump into the race...
  • Republicans see Cruz as party leader (Dems pick target)

    11/01/2013 9:15:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    PPP ^ | November 01, 2013
    PPP’s newest national survey finds that in the wake of the shutdown, Republican voters now view Ted Cruz as their party’s leader. 21% picked Cruz to 17% for Chris Christie, and 15% for John Boehner. Cruz finished well ahead of the other GOP Senators we tested- Rand Paul got 9%, John McCain 7%, and Mitch McConnell only 4%. Mitt Romney at 8% and Sarah Palin at 4% were the other people we tested. Numbers PPP will release next week show Ted Cruz would be an exceedingly weak Presidential candidate in the general election. The good news for the GOP is...
  • Melissa Joan Hart Subjected to Death Wishes for ‘Simple Tweet’ Supporting GOP

    11/01/2013 9:32:29 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 26 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | November 1, 2013 - 9:38 AM | Sean Long
    Melissa Joan Hart, the actress most well known for playing “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,” told HuffPost Live that, because she tweeted her support of Mitt Romney, she was overwhelmed with hateful insults in 2012. “I got called every name in the book. And told I was, you know, they hope I die, and that they hope my children are gay which was, somehow, supposed to be some kind of punishment,” Hart said. …
  • Gingrich strikes back at Ann Coulter’s scathing ‘shyster’ comments

    10/21/2013 12:01:33 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 106 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 10/20/13 | Cheryl Carpenter Klimek
    Former Republican House Speaker Newt Gingrich fired back at conservative author and columnist Ann Coulter for remarks she made about him on “Hannity” Monday. -snip- “That’s kind of weird. I helped lead us to the first Republican majority in the House in 40 years. I helped develop with Bill Clinton the first four – the only four – balanced budgets in her lifetime. We helped pass welfare reform. I would’ve thought all those would have counted against the number of books she’s sold. But, you know, people have got to go out and say something to sell books and she’s...
  • APNewsBreak: Walker calls for new GOP message

    10/18/2013 2:40:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 45 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 18, 2013 4:14 PM EDT | Scott Bauer
    Republican Gov. Scott Walker is using his new book to renew his criticism of 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney and raise his own national profile as a reformer who took on public sector unions and won. Walker’s book provides a detailed account of his 2011 battle against public unions, the campaign he won against their efforts to recall him, and his unhappiness with Romney and other Republicans he says didn’t learn the lessons of his political victories. The volume could set the stage for Walker’s own candidacy in the future. The Associated Press on Friday obtained a copy of...
  • Activists put heat on ‘GBH to oust donor, board giant (conservative "misleads", climate change)

    10/03/2013 11:46:24 PM PDT · by raccoonradio · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 10/4/13 | Chris Cassidy and Matt Stout
    Angry environmental activists say they have more than 70,000 signatures and plan to flood a WGBH trustees meeting next week calling for the ouster of conservative lightning-rod billionaire David Koch from the board — but the public TV and radio station for now is standing by the longtime PBS mega-donor. “David Koch has essentially dedicated himself — and tens of millions of dollars — to deliberately mislead the public about climate change,” claimed Emily Southard of environmental group Forecast the Facts. “That’s completely incompatible with an organization like WGBH, which is dedicated to public education.” Koch, a prominent Mitt Romney...
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • Romney warns Republicans against government shutdown

    08/06/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT · by yongin · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney on Tuesday warned congressional Republicans against shutting down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare. “I badly want ObamaCare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal,” Romney said at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for the state’s Republican Party, according to prepared remarks. “But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government. What would come next when soldiers aren't paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?” Speaking at the event in Wolfeboro, just miles from his summer vacation home,...
  • Unlikely allies target McConnell's personality, campaign style

    07/28/2013 4:03:47 AM PDT · by onyx · 18 replies
    The Hill ^ | 7-28-2013 - 6:00AM | By Alexandra Jaffe
    Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes and Republican Matt Bevin may become unlikely allies in trying to tear down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in the marquee Senate race of the upcoming cycle. Both are signaling plans to frame McConnell with similar themes, targeting his personality and "scorched earth" campaign style as much as his policy positions. The strategy reflects what his opponents believe to be his greatest vulnerability — McConnell's deep unpopularity among Kentucky voters of both parties. But it's also a strategy informed by the challenges Grimes and Bevin face in trying to defeat what many observers agree...
  • Detroit: The Left’s Model for Success

    07/22/2013 6:03:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 22, 2013 | Rachel Alexander
    Fifty years of Democrats running the city of Detroit led to it filing for bankruptcy last week. Unsustainable demands from its 48 unions gradually drove out private industry, as government became the largest employer. Its shrinking tax base can no longer support the massive pension debt obligations and still provide a minimum level of city services. Nearly half of the city’s debt is to underfunded pension plans and retirees. Mitt Romney presciently warned in 2008 that if the government bailed out the automakers, it would ultimately destroy Detroit. “Without that bailout, Detroit will need to drastically restructure itself. With it,...
  • "Osama Is Dead And Detroit Is Alive!" ........Not So Much.

    07/18/2013 4:04:45 PM PDT · by 7thOF7th · 10 replies
    On October 13, 2012, President Obama boasted to Americans in his weekly address that he refused to “let Detroit go bankrupt.” “[W]e refused to throw in the towel and do nothing,” Obama said. “We refused to let Detroit go bankrupt, I bet on American workers, and American ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way.” Of course Obama was referring to the auto industry – alluding to Mitt Romney’s unfortunate New York Times op-ed headline from 2008. With the news of Detroit filing for bankruptcy today, his line takes on new meaning.
  • Six 2012 House losers to watch in 2014

    06/22/2013 2:16:44 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 22, 2013 | Cameron Joseph
    That's what some defeated House candidates from 2012 are hoping, at least. Several failed candidates who ran strong campaigns, but fell just short last year, are back for a rematch this election cycle. Whether they can use lessons learned in their losing campaign to change next year's results will go a long way in determining which party gains seats in the House.
  • It was whites who stayed home

    06/03/2013 8:55:51 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 109 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/03/2013 | Silvio Canto Jr.
    There were two big shocks for me on election night 2012: 1) Obama beat Romney. I had concluded that 2012 would look a lot like 2004, i.e. a 50-49 victory with about 290 Electoral votes. I did not subscribe to the landslide (i.e. Dick Morris) but did see a narrow Romney victory! 2) All of the talk about the "hispano" vote. I had looked at anecdotal evidence and did not see a "hispano" wave on election day. So I was surprised with all of the conventional wisdom that "hispanos" had reelected Obama. It turns out that "hispanos" did not really...
  • Romney: ‘I’m Not a Fan of the President’

    05/19/2013 1:13:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | May 18, 2013 | 11:53 | Noel Sheppard
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney was Jay Leno’s guest on the Tonight Show Friday, and he didn’t have kind things to say about the current White House resident or former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. At one point in their discussion, Romney said, “I’m not a fan of the president—in case you didn’t know that.” …