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  • Romney Lures Obama Wall Street Donors in Race for Campaign Cash

    09/26/2011 10:09:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Bloomberg | September 26, 2011 | Jonathan D. Salant and Lisa Lerer
    Cannot excerpt Bloomberg article due to their restrictions. However, you can read the story HERE. Gist of write-up: Romney and Perry are at competing fundraisers this evening. The RINO is in New York picking up loads of cash from Zero's Wall Street donors who helped the Wee Wee get into office and now have buyers remorse. The Gov is in Dee Cee raking in dough from conservative southerners. All three sides (Rick, Slick and Obozo) have their spin machines kicked into overdrive.
  • Romney Front-Runner By Default While Cain Wins FL Straw Poll (Palin's opening)

    09/24/2011 7:18:54 PM PDT · by ak267 · 98 replies
    C4P ^ | 9-24-2011 | Mark America
    After the FoxNews/Google debate, it had begun to crystallize in the view of many Republicans is that Rick Perry isn’t the candidate many had hoped. Capturing the straw poll in Florida on Saturday, Herman Cain reached new heights as Perry’s slide down hill has accelerated. Bachmann has peaked and begun to taper off, while Gingrich, Paul, Santorum and Huntsman continue to struggle in the middle-to-low single digits. This leaves Mitt Romney out front, not because he’s such a great candidate, but because to date, his chief opponents have grossly underperformed. This begs the question most conservatives want most to ask:...
  • Rick Perry tops GOP poll, but Mitt Romney has edge against Obama

    08/31/2011 10:21:47 AM PDT · by americanophile · 22 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 8/31/11 | Michael Muskal
    Rick Perry has taken the lead in the Republican presidential sweepstakes, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released on Wednesday, but the survey also shows that the fiery Texas governor may have a tougher time against President Obama than the other leading GOP aspirant, Mitt Romney. According the poll, Perry is preferred by Republicans over former Massachusetts Gov. Romney, 24% to 18%, similar to the findings of other major nonpartisan polls that show Perry taking over the top spot from Romney. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who has yet to declare her intentions, was at 11%, a statistical dead heat...
  • Mitt Romney Leading in Florida; Palin, Bachmann Battle for Second

    06/23/2011 1:48:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | June 23, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A poll released from Public Policy Polling (PPP), a firm with connections to prominent national Democrats, found that former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is leading the pack of Republican hopefuls seeking their party’s presidential nomination in Florida. A PPP poll back in March found Romney tied in Florida with a rival from the 2008 Republican primaries, former Gov. Mike Huckabee of Arkansas, and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich of Georgia, with 18 percent each. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin was right behind them with 15 percent. Since then, Huckabee has announced that he is not running for president,...
  • Outgoing NY Times Editor Says “Journalists Would Recoil In Horror” If Palin Ran For President…

    06/19/2011 5:10:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | June 19, 2011
    Don’t worry, liberal media bias is still just a right-wing myth. The Tom and Jerry Problem — Bill Keller/NYTIf the 2012 election were held in the newsrooms of America and pitted Sarah Palin against Barack Obama, I doubt Palin would get 10 percent of the vote. However tempting the newsworthy havoc of a Palin presidency, I’m pretty sure most journalists would recoil in horror from the idea. That is not — or not entirely — for the reasons Palin thinks: that journalists are liberal elitists, that they find the Tea Party fringe ridiculous or alarming or that they are infatuated...
  • Al Warms To Mitt (Excellent Reason Not To Vote For Him)

    06/16/2011 5:12:51 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies · 1+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 16, 2011 | Staff
    Election 2012: GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has a new, not-so-welcome friend: Al Gore, who extolled the candidate's promise to fight hard against global warming. Does Gore think Romney can't win? The former vice president, who has devoted his post-electoral career to climate change fanaticism, this week gave the former Massachusetts governor kudos on the issue closest to Gore's heart. "Good for Mitt Romney," Gore blogged Wednesday afternoon. "While other Republicans are running from the truth, he is sticking to his guns in the face of the anti-science wing of the Republican Party." At a recent New Hampshire town hall...
  • Political Insiders Give Debate Nod to Romney, Bachmann (Cain-4%)

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner of the first major presidential debate tonight according to a survey of Republican and Democratic political operatives, campaign consultants, and party strategists, in a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll conducted tonight. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann also had a good evening.
  • Romney, Bachmann dominate gracious GOP debate

    06/13/2011 11:04:25 PM PDT · by South40 · 75 replies
    Mitt Romney easily survived his first debate of the 2012 primary with barely a nick to his early frontrunner status. Tarred as a flip-flopping phony during his 2008 White House bid, Romney looked at ease during the two-hour live forum, and none of his lesser-known rivals made him squirm. Eager to make pleasing first impressions on a national audience, they all passed when handed opportunities to attack Romney. A picture of the former Massachusetts governor and corporate executive in an open-collared shirt and tie -- posted on Twitter just minutes before the debate in an obvious attempt at campaign image-making...
  • Rivals see New Hampshire as the place to deny Romney front-runner

    06/12/2011 3:48:44 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 06/11/2011 | Philip Elliott
    STRATHAM, N.H. – Mitt Romney's political backyard is the most promising terrain in his second bid for the Republican presidential nomination. It's also the most perilous. The former governor from neighboring Massachusetts has a vacation place in New Hampshire, so the state really is his second home. He's well known and well established here, and he's putting more emphasis on the Granite State, which holds the nation's first primary, than he did four years ago. He'll be in Manchester for a seven-candidate debate Monday night. But the state's proximity to Massachusetts is a two-edged sword. Voters know a lot about...
  • The Options for 2012. A guide to the Republican presidential race

    06/03/2011 4:29:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 06/03/2011 | Jeffrey Bell
    A number of recent developments — the dropout of several high-profile candidates, the GOP’s special-election defeat in New York’s 26th congressional district, and the emergence of the future of Israel as a national campaign issue, among others — have greatly clarified the landscape of the 2012 Republican presidential campaign. As recently as April, a Gallup poll had Mike Huckabee and Donald Trump tied for the lead among Republican and Republican-leaning independent voters. Today, Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin are alone in Gallup’s first tier. Romney leads at 17 percent, with Palin at 15 percent. Palin has embarked on what appears...
  • Palin’s Mandate Hypocrisy (Pay attention to Mitt! He's the Real Deal!! Sob!)

    06/02/2011 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | June 2, 2011 | Zac Morgan
    On the day Mitt Romney formally announced his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, former Alaska Governor took a shot at his Massachusetts health care plan by criticizing government mandates. RealClearPolitics reports: ‘[E]ven on a state level and a local level, mandates coming from a governing body, it’s tough for a lot of us to accept because we have great faith in the private sector and in our own families and in our businessmen and women in making decisions for ourselves,’ Palin said. ‘Not any level of government telling us what to do.’ And yet… even her home state of...
  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

    06/02/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 11 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | June 2 | Henry D'Andrea
    I’m not saying every tea partier is against Mitt Romney, but many prominent Tea Party groups are saying no to Romney for President. FreedomWorks, an influential Washington-based group working within the Tea Party movement, say they do not support Mitt Romney for President, because of his moderate record as governor. The group’s communications director said, it’s because “Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much.” Brendan Steinhauser, the group’s liaison to smaller, grassroots organizations said, Romney is, “inauthentic.” They also have some beef with RomneyCare. Also, the Tea Party organization’s president and CEO Matt Kibbe was...
  • Romney and health care: In the thick of history [An Amazing Political Feat]

    05/30/2011 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 30 May 2011 | Brian C. Mooney
    In late spring 2005, Mitt Romney gathered with a dozen top policy and political advisers in a conference room near the governor’s suite on the third floor of the State House. For two years, they had grappled with the abstruse complexities of health care reform, sifting data, evaluating input from experts, and testing theories to craft a plan that would expand coverage to nearly everyone in the state and not break the bank. This was a bold move for a first-term Republican governor, some of whose more conservative advisers doubted the wisdom of a foray deep into policy turf long...
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president," says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. "She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run." "I don't think she's going to run," says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. "She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she's doing now and say that she's found a way to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • It’s hard to win when your motto is ‘It’s my turn’ (Milt Romney the Bob Dole of '12?)

    05/22/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as “highly beatable.” He had just done his whole thing with health care, which left voters fuming, and two years before the presidential election, Republicans picked up a slew of seats in the House, taking control. But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially “his turn,” and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. That president was Bill Clinton; the “It’s His Turn” candidate was Bob Dole; the year,...
  • Romney raises $10.3 Million in Single Day

    05/17/2011 7:48:52 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Real Claer Politics ^ | 05/17/2011 | Erin McPike
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled in an eye-popping $10.3 million during a national fundraising effort Monday that he described as the kick-off to his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. The event was staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the site was no accident: Nevada is key to Romney's early primary state strategy. Nearly 800 participants dialed for dollars all day and hauled in nearly $4 million more than when his campaign staged a similar event four years earlier. Romney has been scarce on the campaign trail in recent months as he's focused heavily on...
  • RomneyCare Is Problem, Not Part Of The Solution (Mark Steyn Column)

    05/13/2011 4:25:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 13, 2011 | The great Mark Steyn
    Unless things change, the man (or woman) elected in 2012 will be the last American president to preside over the world's leading economy. If things get really bad, he will find himself presiding over the early stages of American collapse. Not "decline" but "collapse." "Decline" is what happens when you're Britain in the 1940s and you cede global dominance to a major ally that shares your language, legal system, cultural inheritance and broad geopolitical objectives. That deal isn't on offer this time round. Nor was the United Kingdom circa 1948 in thrall to anything like the same levels of spendaholic...
  • Are you ready for the big Romney health-care speech? (Coming May 12,2011)

    05/11/2011 6:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2011 | Allahpundit
    On Thursday, the healing begins. Mitt Romney won’t be apologizing for Romneycare in his health care speech Thursday. But he will be addressing it, according to a Romney aide.“He’ll address it, but the main focus of the speech will be what his plans will be going forward,” the aide tells National Review Online…“What will be clear is that number one, he’s got the same position as every other 2012er when it comes to the repeal of Obamacare,” the aide says. “Secondly, he’ll be the first of those candidates to lay out his plan for replacing Obamacare with reforms that will...
  • Do Palin and Romney Represent a GOP Income and Education Divide?

    05/09/2011 9:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Is there a beer vs. wine or a mink coat vs. cloth coat divide in the Republican primary electorate that divides affluent and more well-educated Republicans from those who are poorer and less educated? According to a recent study by Gallup, there just may be. In a survey of 3,304 Republicans during the past three months, Gallup found that “Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney's support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21%...
  • Poll Reveals Poorer And Less Educated Voters Support Sarah Palin, Wealthier Voters Prefer Romney

    05/09/2011 3:42:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 91 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 9, 2011 | Alex Alvarez
    A new Gallup poll reveals that voters who identify as more conservative, do not have college degrees and who make less than $24,000 annually are more likely to support former Alaska governor Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney for president in 2012. Romney, on the other hand, has evidently fared better with voters who describe themselves as “liberals to moderate”, have received degrees of higher learning and who make at least $90,000 a year. The split drives home the challenges facing any would-be GOP candidate: Catering to the party’s base without completely alienating those on the fence, and appealing to voters...