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  • Early lead in polls no indication of GOP nominee: Romney grabs momentum, but race is wide open

    07/03/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July3, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    Coming out of the July 4th weekend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in the crowded Republican field of White House hopefuls — though history suggests the early lead in the polls won’t necessarily make him a shoo-in at the ballot box. Polling this far out from the first vote being cast can be a shaky barometer for who will emerge victorious from the grueling primary process. Just ask former House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — each of whom sprinted out to...
  • Romney advisors: Sarah Palin’s candidacy would help him dramatically (Michele Bachmann too)

    05/23/2011 7:44:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/23/2011 | Allahpundit
    Alternate headline: “Politico buries lead.” “It’s possible someone may get in later on,” Gillespie said, “but Republican activists, officials and donors are going to begin picking a horse from the current field. We have a field that will produce a nominee capable of beating Obama next November.”…Republicans officials have no idea what [Palin is] planning, although they agree she would have tons to lose by entering a race that would cost her the mystique she has built up. And Romney advisers said her entry would help the former Massachusetts governor dramatically.“The shock value would cause elected officials and party officials...
  • Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/25/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT · by RC one · 106 replies · 1+ views
    iberkshirenews.com ^ | Thursday, July 08, 2004
    Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people. Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new...
  • California's GOP Candidate Meg Whitman on Guns

    03/15/2010 7:17:35 PM PDT · by pansgold · 71 replies · 2,125+ views
    SF Gate Via Google Cache ^ | III / XV /MMX | pansgold
    I can't vote for anyone like this.
  • In book, Romney styles himself wonk, not warrior

    03/02/2010 4:56:19 PM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 26 replies · 474+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | 3/2/2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    As Mitt Romney sets out this week to promote his new book, “No Apology,’’ he is also auditioning for a rapidly disappearing role in American politics: a politician who is speaking out against the “temptations of populism.’’ “The populism I’m referring to is, if you will, demonizing certain members of society: going after businesspeople, going after Wall Street, going after people who are highly educated, people who are CEOs,’’ Romney said in an interview.... [snip] Instead of ideological fervor, Romney is working to win over Republican voters and party elites with intellectual sobriety more tightly linked to his career as...
  • Mitt again, Romney re-emerges for likely WH bid (he is still pushing Romneycare!)

    02/22/2010 12:14:16 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 55 replies · 818+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 2010-02-22 | Glen Johnson
    BOSTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is stepping back into the public spotlight after spending two years behind the scenes laying the groundwork for a second presidential campaign. (snip) Romney has shifted from social issues that brought accusations of flip-flopping and undermined his 2008 White House bid. With unemployment hovering around 10 percent, his new focus is on economic themes and fix-it skills he claims as a former businessman. That plays to what some observers believe would be his strength in a second race. They could also distinguish him from potential rivals such as former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin,...
  • CPAC 2010: Mitt Romney Expected to Fire Up Crowd (Barf alert)

    02/18/2010 6:20:54 AM PST · by icwhatudo · 55 replies · 945+ views
    Mitt Romney Central ^ | 2-18-10 | Jayde Wyatt
    Described as ‘Mardi Gras for the Right’, CPAC (Conservative Political Action Conference) opened this morning at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington D.C. Excited GOP power players, power player makers, and everyday citizens concerned about the abuse of political power are streaming through the doors. The three-day conference will be filled with speeches, exhibits, forums, panel discussions, book signings, networking, hospitality suites, banquets, and entertainment. Among official bloggers attending is our own Nate Gunderson. He will be posting blog updates and sending live tweets. We’ve already received several tweets today from Nate, including one received this morning: “Governor Romney...
  • Romney getting band back together

    02/15/2010 9:27:18 AM PST · by C19fan · 167 replies · 1,471+ views
    Politico ^ | February 15, 2010 | Ben Smith and Mike Allen
    One of the first big moves of 2012 -- “Mitt Romney Names Matt Rhoades PAC Executive Director: BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC announced today that Matt Rhoades, who has held senior positions on major presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee, will serve as the PAC's executive director. … .................................................... Rhoades, who's moving to Boston, is a well-regarded guy whose return to Romney pretty much confirms what will surprise nobody: That he's running in 2012. He's also, incidentally, been valued for his relationship with a key player in any GOP primary, Matt Drudge.
  • Romney 2.0: Mr. Fix-It

    02/12/2010 8:14:17 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 70 replies · 892+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | February 11, 2010 | Johanna Neuman
    "Now, two weeks before publication of "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," Romney is pivoting again -- this time pitching himself as a problem solver whose background as a successful financier makes him the ideal candidate to rescue the ailing U.S. economy. But the real problem, said the paper, is "the real Mitt Romney — Harvard MBA, political scion, hard-working businessman, super-wealthy master of Wall Street offerings, devout Mormon — might not be what Republican primary voters actually want."
  • New and Improved Romney

    02/11/2010 2:34:09 AM PST · by iowamark · 39 replies · 887+ views
    Boston Phoenix ^ | February 10, 2010 | DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
    He's more fiscal, less social. And he's got millions. But will GOP voters give a Mitt? Scott Brown's unexpected victory in last month's special US Senate election captured the attention of the country — and particularly of core Republican voters, who huddled eagerly before their TV screens to watch their hero du jour give his acceptance speech. But even in the midst of his moment in the sun, Brown made sure to thank the other handsome, well-coifed man on the stage, Mitt Romney — who, as it happens, would very much like the votes of that national Republican audience in...
  • Obama administration: Massachusetts endorsed health plan by electing Repub who vowed to defeat it

    01/24/2010 5:13:15 PM PST · by Merciful_Friend · 12 replies · 1,011+ views
    The Cinch Review ^ | 01/24/2010 | Cinch
    Various representatives of the Barack Obama administration were out on the Sunday talk shows in the U.S. today, trying to spin the election of Senator Scott Brown (R -MA) [and how often do you see that abbreviation?] as being an endorsement of the Obama agenda, particularly with regard to health care. I witnessed the White House press secretary, Robert Gibbs, on "Fox News Sunday," trying to do this very thing. Gibbs was making the very same kinds of arguments to host Chris Wallace as Howard Dean tried making a few days ago to MSNBC's Chris Matthews. Wallace was a lot...
  • Understanding Romney: One size does not fit all

    01/22/2010 6:06:18 PM PST · by restornu · 291 replies · 2,813+ views
    THE HILL ^ | - 01/22/10 | By Bernie Quigley
    As The Wall Street Journal points out in an opinion this morning, this is a good day not only for Scott Brown, the new senator from Massachusetts, but for Mitt Romney as well. Glenn Beck doesn’t trust Brown, he says. But with Brown toting friends like the popular former governor of Massachusetts, William Weld, John McCain and Romney around on his bus, it might not be such a good day for Glenn Beck. The WSJ’s Kim Strassel pointed out that Romney’s closest aides flooded to Mr. Brown, bringing with them the savvy of his national operation. “From a perch atop...
  • This is Romney’s Big Night, Too

    01/19/2010 6:22:19 PM PST · by Slyscribe · 153 replies · 2,186+ views
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 1/19/2010 | Ed Carson
    Ex-Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney was just talking on Fox News about Washington Democrats' “attitude of arrogance” on Fox News. Speaking from Scott Brown's HQ, Romney was a key backer of the little-known state senator back when he was seen as a sacrificial lamb. While some are already touting Brown as a 2012 presidential contender, Romney could be the big beneficiary. He’s helped deliver the 41st GOP vote, perhaps derailing Obamacare. Activists will remember that.
  • Massachusetts race lacks key ingredient: Mitt Romney (Politico pimps Romney in 2012) (BARF!)

    01/18/2010 1:46:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 33 replies · 939+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-01-18 | Alex Isenstadt
    The upper echelon of Republican Scott Brown’s Senate campaign in Massachusetts is filled with staffers who once worked in former Gov. Mitt Romney’s employ. But with the eyes of the nation on the state’s Jan. 19 special Senate election — and with other Republican luminaries such as Rudy Giuliani traipsing through Massachusetts for Brown in recent days — Romney himself has been conspicuously absent. Despite his status as one of the GOP’s most prominent national figures and a prospective 2012 presidential candidate, the former Massachusetts governor hasn’t appeared publicly with Brown since late October. Back then, when almost no one...
  • Mitt Romney's Man

    01/18/2010 1:31:35 AM PST · by svxdave · 29 replies · 967+ views
    The Dailu Beast ^ | Samuel P. Jacobs
    Mitt Romney's Man by Samuel P. Jacobs AP Photo If Scott Brown pulls off an upset in the race to replace Ted Kennedy in the Senate, he may have Mitt Romney to thank. Samuel P. Jacobs on the 2012 GOP presidential hopeful's hidden hand. There are a number of forces driving Republican Scott Brown’s surprising surge in the Massachusetts special Senate election campaign. He’s benefiting from public anger over the Obama administration’s health-care reform plan. He’s buoyed by a tide of cash from around the country, donated by conservatives eager to send a message by upsetting Democratic front-runner Martha Coakley....
  • Romney Dropping in Popularity Among Republicans

    01/08/2010 12:20:25 PM PST · by delacoert · 45 replies · 1,489+ views
    Utah Policy ^ | 11/27/2009 | Bryan Schott
    Over past 7 months, Mitt Romney’s favor among Republicans has fallen off a cliff. Monthly surveys by Public Policy Polling shows that Romney’s level of support has fallen to just 48% among Republican voters from a high of 67% in May of this year. Romney polled in the 60s on the first three polls but has not reached that threshold since and now for the first time he's below 50% with the party base. I don't have any theories to explain Romney's popularity slide with Republican voters but it certainly bodes ominous for his 2012 nomination prospects if he can't...
  • Mitt Romney headed to Iowa

    01/04/2010 5:23:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 23 replies · 815+ views
    Politico ^ | 1/4/10 | ANDY BARR
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will make two stops in Iowa in March as part of his nationwide book tour, following visits by fellow 2012 GOP hopefuls Mike Huckabee, Sarah Palin and Tim Pawlenty. Romney’s second book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness,” is due out March 2, and the promotional tour will take the former GOP presidential candidate to 18 states. Romney will visit first in the nation Iowa on March 29, signing books at the Des Moines Central Library and making a speech at Iowa State University, located in Ames.
  • Romney says Brown can ‘make history’

    01/02/2010 9:25:42 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 416 replies · 5,297+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 01-01-10 | The Boston Globe Staff
    Mitt Romney - that rare political breed, a Republican elected statewide in Massachusetts - told supporters yesterday that if Scott Brown can pull off a similar feat next month in the US Senate special election, it “would shock the country and send a strong message that business as usual in Washington is coming to an end.’’ “He would bring badly-needed fiscal restraint to an out-of-control budget process that is adding trillions of dollars to our national debt,’’ said Romney, the former Bay State governor who gives every indication he’s preparing a second presidential bid in 2012.
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Tells Hannity He Would Give Obama "a Failing Grade" - Video 12/17/09

    12/17/2009 7:18:32 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 67 replies · 2,193+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 17, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney on with Sean Hannity tonight where he discussed the Democrats' push to pass a Health Care Bill in the Senate by Christmas. On the economy, Mitt Romney said the Democrats have failed to create jobs, particularly with the Stimulus Bill passed early this year. Romney said "borrowing your way to prosperity" is a strategy that will not work. Romney said the "American people are a lot smarter than the Democrats give them credit for." Romney said he would give Obama "a failing grade" on his performance as President thus far. Instead of focusing...
  • Romney Rises Again

    12/17/2009 2:35:39 PM PST · by militanttoby · 54 replies · 1,455+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | December 16, 2009 | Mark McKinnon
    After laying low during Palinpalooza, the former governor is back atop the GOP pack for 2012. Mark McKinnon's year-end rundown of who's hot (Rick Perry) and who's not (Mike Huckabee). The way things are going, maybe we should go ahead and hold the 2012 elections after all—instead of just reappointing Obama president by acclamation. As we head into 2010, it seems increasingly likely that the 2012 presidential contest will at least be competitive. President Obama’s favorable ratings are now consistently below 50 percent; no candidate has been elected president with a favorable of 47 percent or lower and the Rasmussen...
  • Romney plans book tour in March [barf alert]

    12/14/2009 10:54:45 AM PST · by Colofornian · 89 replies · 1,747+ views
    MidUtahRadio.com ^ | Dec. 14, 2009 | Bruce Mehew
    (SALT LAKE CITY) – Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is preparing a more prominent presence on the national scene with a new book coming out in the spring. His new book, “No Apology: The Case for America’s Greatness” comes out March 2 and Romney is kicking off a book tour at the Salt Palace March 13 with a book signing hosted by the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics. Kirk Jowers, a long-time Romney backer, is its director and says the book will offer ideas about turning around a nation some see in a decline. Jowers said he hopes...
  • Romney to bring book tour to Utah (Romneybot festival alert) (barf!)

    12/13/2009 11:02:34 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,635+ views
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Mitt Romney is preparing for a more prominent presence on the national scene with a new book coming out next spring. Tickets go on sale next week for a major book event in downtown Salt Lake City in March. One year since the presidential election ended, Romney is stepping up his profile with national TV appearances, newspaper Op-Eds, fundraising for fellow Republicans and a new book called "No Apology: The Case for America's Greatness." The book comes out March 2. One of the first events in a national book tour will be at the Salt Palace...
  • How to solve a problem like Palin?

    12/11/2009 3:27:46 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies · 1,997+ views
    The Charleston Daily Mail ^ | December 11, 2009 | Don Surber
    THE day after her autobiography was published, the cover of Newsweek magazine asked the musical question, "How Do You Solve a Problem Like Sarah?" It's a play on the first line of the chorus of "Maria" in the musical, "The Sound Of Music."The nuns sing of their bewildering young charge, who not only marches to the beat of her own drummer, but sings, dances and strums guitar to it. Their solution is to ship her off to a household in need of a nanny, and thus one of the most extraordinary adventures of the 20th century begins. There is a...
  • Romney defends Huckabee's clemency decision

    12/04/2009 9:36:02 AM PST · by yongin · 89 replies · 1,866+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | Emily Sherman
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney defended Mike Huckabee's clemency decision that allegedly led to the shooting death of four police officers in Washington state.. During an interview Thursday night with CNN's Larry King Live, Romney, who in his four years as governor says he did not pardon or commute a single sentence, empathized with his former political rival in the last battle for the Republican presidential nomination, saying the focus is on the tragedy that struck the lives of Washington state residents. Huckabee has come under fire because, as governor of Arkansas in 2000, he signed a clemency order for...
  • What are your thoughts on 2012 candidates? I am sharing mine and want some feedback...

    12/04/2009 5:49:30 AM PST · by wzevonfan · 91 replies · 2,936+ views
    Here is a list of 2012 candidates. Generally, I am dwelling on the negatives as this is what is going to limit them in their ability to win but will mention any unique positives. Please share your thoughts on these or any other potential candidates. Romney - Romneycare is an albatross. He is a Mormon which impacts appeal. Is popular in Michigan due to his father. Sometimes comes across like a used car salesman. Is probably more conservative than his record and gets a bad rap due to his need to make compromises to get elected in The People's Republic....
  • Romney lays out plan to fix economy

    12/03/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by yongin · 94 replies · 1,991+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | CNN
    Mitt Romney says that like other presidents, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But the former Massachusetts governor feels unlike his predecessors, Obama has made the recession he inherited worse, not better. In an op-ed in Wednesday's USA Today, Romney says what he calls the president's inability to "stem" the rise in unemployment should not be a surpise. "With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path. Instead, he turned over much of his economic recovery agenda to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, themselves nearly...
  • Why Does Every Thread (apparently) Start with an ant-Romney Ad? (a vanity post, but sincere)

    12/01/2009 8:38:13 AM PST · by Clique · 375 replies · 6,716+ views
    clique | clique
    Let me be clear: I don't like Romney. I wouldn't vote for Romney. I hope he never runs for President, and if he tries, I hope he never gets the nomination. In other words -- I don't like Romney! However, -- I am tired of having to scroll past an anti-Romney ad as the #1 entry on every article lately. Why does every post start with an anti-Romney ad? As far as I know, he isn't even running for anything right now. In fact, why should every article begin with an anti-Anyone ad? I've always considered most Freepers to be...
  • Should Romney's faith be an obstacle? (barf alert)

    11/30/2009 11:55:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 88 replies · 2,072+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-11-30 | David Frum
    (CNN) -- Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical Christian leaders last week issued a bold political statement. They intended to target the Obama administration. Inadvertently, they may have also hit probable Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney ought to rank atop the Republican candidates for president in 2012. He finished second in votes cast in the primaries of 2008. He is a candidate with immense private-sector economic expertise in a time of urgent economic debate. But Romney has a political problem: his Mormon religious faith. A Gallup survey in December 2007 found that 18 percent of Republicans would not vote for...
  • Romney ‘Loves’ Government-Run Health Care (**FLASHBACK 05/04/2007**)

    11/28/2009 4:00:18 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 48 replies · 1,437+ views
    CATO @ Liberty / CATO Institute ^ | 2007-05-04 | Michael D. Tanner
    Asked during last night’s Republican debate about whether his campaign was downplaying his health care plan, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney replied, “I love it.” While praising the plan as a model of bipartisanship — and citing support for it from both Ted Kennedy and the Heritage Foundation — Romney failed to tell viewers what was in the plan. It’s worth reminding people, therefore, that the plan Romney loves: Imposes an unprecedented individual mandate, requiring everyone in Massachusetts to purchase a government-designated insurance product or face thousands of dollars in tax penalties. Significantly increased Medicaid eligibility and provided taxpayer-funded subsidies...
  • Romney's Legacy: Socialized Healthcare

    11/28/2009 4:23:05 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 167 replies · 2,475+ views
    Romney's Legacy: Socialized Healthcare RomneyCare
  • PREZ: Romney Tied With Obama (GOP gaining)

    11/25/2009 4:50:14 PM PST · by bilhosty · 73 replies · 1,798+ views
    Hedgehog Report ^ | November 25, 2009 | Hedgehog Report
    Some great numbers to head into the Thanksgiving holiday from Scott Rasmussen. Rasmussen has released some numbers for the 2012 Presidential Election with the usual Republican suspects.
  • Poll: Romney’s favorables now below 50% among Republicans?

    11/23/2009 4:34:15 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 58 replies · 1,593+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11/23/09 | Allahpundit
    Big caveat right off the bat: PPP is the same polling firm that predicted a Hoffman landslide in NY-23. But (a) they had Mitt’s favorables comparable with Huckabee’s earlier in the year, so it’s not like their data’s historically been screwy, and (b) this isn’t just a one-month snapshot but a trend dating back to July.