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  • The Unlikeable Palin

    07/02/2010 6:07:54 PM PDT · by pissant · 147 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 7/2/10 | Daniel Larison
    Outside of Republicans, she’s not popular at all. According to our NBC/WSJ poll, just 29% view her favorably, compared with 43% who view her unfavorably (not far from George W. Bush’s 29%-50% score). In addition, the poll shows that 52% have problems with a candidate who has been endorsed by Palin, versus only 25% who are comfortable with that attribute. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Palin is more of a political celebrity than a political figure. ~First Read This is true, but there is nothing here about Palin that we know now that we didn’t already...
  • Faith still sticky issue as Romney mulls run: Mormonism remains hard sell for Evangelicals

    07/03/2010 12:29:01 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 433 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney and his strategists expected his Mormon faith to fade as an issue for fundamentalist Christians during his first presidential campaign. This time around, should he choose to run again, they have doubts. ...But even as the national Republican establishment warms to Romney as never before, the former candidate and his closest aides now believe a group of voters will always be off-limits because of his religion. SNIP In Iowa, three-fifths of caucus-goers considered themselves “born-again or evangelical Christian,’’ according to a survey, taken for a media consortium as voters entered the caucuses. SNIP More than one-third...
  • PALIN VS ROMNEY: All that glitters is not gold

    06/28/2010 3:09:13 PM PDT · by techno · 56 replies
    PPP poll | June 28, 2010 | techno
    Comparison between first state poll taken in Colorado (3/11), Texas (2/26), and Pennsylvania (4/09) and the second state poll taken (Colorado mid May and TX and PA today)with regards to changing political fortunes of Mitt Romney: FIRST SECOND NET COLORADO 44% (IST) 25% (2ND) -19 TEXAS 32% (1ST) 18% (3RD) -14 PENNSYLVANIA 31% (1ST) 16% (4TH) -15 In addition of the 11 state polls released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) since the beginning of May, Romney has only finished first once and second twice. In contrast Palin by virtue of the second polls in Colorado and Pennsylvania now leads in...
  • Will Sarah Palin get a second chance at the presidency?

    06/27/2010 5:11:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 169 replies · 1+ views
    Helium ^ | June 27, 2010 | Todd Daigneault
    I really don't think so. But who could have predicted George Bush from winning a second term. America is funny when it comes to politics: it swings from the left to the right; and the left and the right from time to time become centerists. The centerist John McCain and the right-winger Sarah Palin made an unlikely team in the 2008 general elections. Had the circumstances been better for the country, this unlikely balance may even have won the election. With the electorate no longer in the mood for the same that they got from eight years of Bush-Cheney, and...
  • Romney Can Kiss the 2012 South Carolina Primary GOOD-BYE!

    06/22/2010 7:52:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    June 22, 2010 | vanity
    The elections of Nikki Haley, who is poised to become the first female/first Indian governor of South Carolina and Tim Scott, poised to become the second black Republican congressman to serve in Congress (and who won against a segregationist's son, Paul Thurmond) were momentous and historical for all the obvious reasons... That being said, I do not expect the lamestream media to give these stories as much coverage as they deserve mainly because their "conservatives want segregation back" mantra is quite frankly the only age-old tactic liberals have to rely on for any hope of keeping their shackles on the...
  • Mitt Romney: We need a leader, not a politician (BARF ALERT)

    06/10/2010 6:07:18 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 33 replies · 141+ views
    Thursday June 10 , 2010
    Mitt did an op-ed on the disaster in the Gulf and chides O in the USA Today article on lack of leadership, but where has Mitt been as far as coming out and telling it like it is? only after everybody else criticized Obama!!....I see He copy's pretty much what Sarah Palin already said in her facebook!
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain to campaign with Romney in Mesa on Friday (THAT'S TODAY!)

    06/04/2010 3:28:32 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 20 replies · 427+ views
    AP ^ | 2010-06-04
    PHOENIX (AP) - John McCain is calling in former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Friday. McCain and Romney are scheduled to appear together at a town hall meeting in Mesa.
  • Folks Releases “Haley-gate” Phone Records

    05/27/2010 5:32:49 PM PDT · by pissant · 99 replies · 1,918+ views
    FITS news ^ | 5/27/10 | staff
    By FITSNews || FITSNews founding editor Will Folks on Thursday released cell phone records to several local media outlets in Columbia, S.C. related to the ongoing “Haley-gate” scandal. Folks released the information without comment. Additional information to follow …
  • South Carolina Consultant Wesley Donehue Pushing Will Folks To Leak Worked For The Romney Campaign

    05/27/2010 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 7 replies · 541+ views
    Liberty Pundits ^ | Thursday May 27,2 010
    Basically, the writer is saying, Wesley Donahue who worked for Romney in the past, was involved heavily in pushing the Rumor all last year according to the email provided by Will Forks....Now considering that Romney did endorse Nikki, some are wondering why would Donahue push this story now, if he did at all? The speculations is speculation but does make sense in a way: Many expect Palin to run for President and win the Iowa caucuses (she has strong support there) even stronger if Huckabee isn't running); many expect Mitt to do very well in the New Hampshire Primary The...
  • Tight Four-Way Race in 2012 GOP Field (Poll: Huckabee 25%, Romney 23%, Gingrich 21%, Palin 20%)

    05/13/2010 3:46:50 PM PDT · by FTJM · 203 replies · 2,137+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 13, 2010 | Staff
    PPP has polled Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul for the first time in the potential 2012 Republican presidential race nationally, and their presence reduces support for the other candidates, particularly Mitt Romney. What was a decent advantage for Romney in a three-way race with Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee is now a four-way draw, with Paul in a distant fifth and Romney slipping to a close second. Huckabee has 25 to Romney’s 23, Gingrich’s 21, Palin’s 20, and Paul’s 8, with only 3% undecided versus last month’s 17% with more limited options. Gingrich’s entry into the field erodes Romney’s support...
  • Sarah Palin Surpasses Mitt Romney As GOP Frontrunner At Intrade

    05/03/2010 1:14:07 PM PDT · by MaxCUA · 38 replies · 976+ views
    Mitt Romney has been the frontrunner for several months but Sarah Palin has been steadily climbing and closing the gap. It is essentially dead even, as of today, but for the first time she has a small lead and it is expected she will pull ahead. Intrade represents a type of stock market which trades in predictions regarding outcomes of future events. If you believe that Sarah Palin will be the Republican nominee in 2012, you can purchase a "contract" for the prevailing price, currently 25.8. Romney is currently 26.0. This price is determined by the contact traders themselves (anyone...
  • Politics Daily GOP Contenders: Reagan Conservative Sarah Palin Vs RINO Romney

    04/30/2010 7:00:13 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 10 replies · 309+ views
    The race to win the GOP presidential nomination – is gearing up. It, too, has a large field, but this race is a marathon that takes four years to complete. Now, the time has come to begin handicapping the 2012 primary race. This list represents a snapshot of a moment in time, with fluid odds and a constantly changing field. Keep in mind that if this list were compiled a year ago, Mark Sanford's name would have been included – and possibly John Ensign as well. But that's horse-racing. Just ask the owners of Eskendereya, the consensus favorite to win...
  • Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?

    04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 214 replies · 2,411+ views
    Truth in advertising: I've been an off and on, Mitt Romney supporter. By and large, off. But I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Mitt deserves a second look.
  • Fred Malek: Palin’s not doing what she needs to do to run

    04/16/2010 5:28:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 620 replies · 3,901+ views
    Who’s Fred Malek and why should you care? Think of him as sort of the Beltway-insider equivalent of John Ziegler. Like Ziegs, he’s a Sarahcuda defender par excellence, and like Ziegs, he doesn’t think she’s angling for a serious shot at the presidency. From a WaPo profile last year describing him as “the authority on Palin”:
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha! ZOT!!

    04/15/2010 2:25:07 PM PDT · by sweetb · 419 replies · 5,314+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Updated 3h ago | By Edward Mason, Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack
    Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door yesterday to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run - a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama. “Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at yesterday’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor - giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech. Last night, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the...
  • Mitt Romney spins health care ‘both ways’ [Doin' what Mitt does best]

    04/10/2010 6:45:36 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 31 replies · 531+ views
    NYT via MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2010 | Kevin Sack
    BEDFORD, N.H. - When it comes to health care, Mitt Romney is hoping to have it both ways, even as he accuses the White House of doing the same. In the weeks since President Obama and the Democratic Congress enacted their health care overhaul, Mr. Romney, the once and presumably future candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has confronted an issue that is alternately viewed as a strength and a vulnerability. As he promotes himself as a problem-solving pragmatist, Mr. Romney can justifiably point to the landmark universal coverage law in Massachusetts that he, as governor, proposed in 2006. But...
  • Taking On Obama in '12 — Tougher Than You Think (Say what???)

    04/05/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies · 1,198+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 4-5-10 | Mark Halperin
    Here are the facts of Election 2012, as it stands now: Two major Republican candidates are engaged in the serious travel, staff hiring, contact building and general planning that are required to make a credible run for President. That pair is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran in 2008 and is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the party's front runner, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who was considered for the 2008 veep slot by John McCain. Romney has the stronger hand but some real problems. He retains almost all the strengths he brought to...
  • Obama: You know, my plan’s a lot like RomneyCare, isn’t it?

    03/30/2010 7:33:31 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies · 665+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 30, 2010 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Obama hands devastating new attack ad to Romney opponents on a silver platter.” If you don’t have time to watch this now, no worries: You’ll be seeing the part about Mitt in eight thousand different GOP primary spots starting early next year. So brutal is it — think what kind of beating Charlie Crist is taking over the photo of him hugging Obama, then multiply by a thousand — that I’m tempted to believe The One set out to mention Romney with that idea in mind. If he can take out a potentially dangerous Republican nominee early in...
  • Mitt Romney's Health-Care Dilemma: In Iowa Today Facing New Questions About Authenticity

    03/29/2010 9:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 386+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2010 | Teddy Davis
    Mitt Romney, the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate, is back in Iowa today. The stated purpose of his visit, which includes speeches in Des Moines and Ames, is to promote his new book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness."The broader mission, however, is to begin to reintroduce Romney to the state that holds the first in the nation presidential nominating contest. When Romney ran for president in 2008, his most delicate task was trying to convince social conservatives that he was, in the words of former Romney adviser Mike Murphy, "a pro-life Mormon" who had been "faking...
  • Republican Elite In Disarray After David Frum Is Sacked By Think-Tank

    03/27/2010 10:32:45 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 92 replies · 2,117+ views
    London Times ^ | March 27, 2010 | Giles Whittell
    March 27, 2010 Republican Elite In Disarray After David Frum Is Sacked By Think-Tank America’s conservatives were in open disarray yesterday after the abrupt sacking of a leading Republican for daring to blame his party for “the most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s”. David Frum, who coined the phrase “Axis of Evil” when he was a speechwriter for President Bush, was fired by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) after posting a column on his website that called healthcare reform a disaster for Republicans and blamed it squarely on their own refusal to compromise with the Obama Administration. The prominent...