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  • Broder: Sarah Palin -- take this populist with a pitch seriously

    02/10/2010 6:28:46 PM PST · by Al B. · 73 replies · 2,069+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Feb. 10, 2010 | David Broder (WaPo)
    Washington » The snows that obliterated Washington last week interfered with many scheduled meetings, but they did not prevent the delivery of one important political message: Take Sarah Palin seriously. Her lengthy Saturday night keynote address to the National Tea Party Convention in Nashville and her debut on the Sunday morning talk show circuit with Fox News' Chris Wallace showed off a public figure at the top of her game -- a politician who knows who she is and how to sell herself. This was not the first time that Palin has impressed me. I gave her high marks for...
  • Is the Republican party black balling Sarah Palin ? Is she going along ?

    01/27/2010 2:10:57 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 56 replies · 1,130+ views
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    Bob McDonnell, an anti Palin Republican is giving the rebut to the State of the Union tonight. McDonnell, Christie and Scott Brown all avoided her like a disease in their respective elections. She has signed a tv deal with FOX. And shes goes on the Oprah show with a 60s hairstyle. And she is going to campaign for McCain. I don't see where she has any plans to come to swing states yet. What is going on here ? What is the plan ? Where does Sarah stand in all of this ? Why is the GOP leadership trying to...
  • 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...
  • Palin/Brown in 2012?

    01/20/2010 6:25:01 PM PST · by USALiberty · 78 replies · 1,432+ views
    Does that sound like a good ticket or what? I say HECK YES! Lock and load! Let's go!
  • Scott Brown's Ascendancy As A 'Massachusetts Man Of The People'

    01/20/2010 5:47:48 AM PST · by steve-b · 22 replies · 958+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/20/10 | Kathleen Parker
    There will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown's victory and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat.... As important as the Massachusetts special election was to the health-care debate, it also represents a come-to-Jesus moment for the GOP. What kind of party will it be? On the surface, Brown's success, especially among independents, suggests that the GOP tent is expanding to make room even for moderate, pro-choice candidates like Brown. Have fiscal conservatives displaced social conservatives as the base?...
  • 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 Book a Fitting Prelude to 2012 Presidential Run (BARF ALERT)

    01/17/2010 9:54:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 119 replies · 1,896+ views
    His supporters say the book will show Romney is more thoughtful than Sarah Palin. BY KENNETH T. WALSH Friends of Mitt Romney say his upcoming book, No Apology: The Case for American Greatness, is a lengthy and detailed explanation of his philosophy and should be a fitting prelude to a 2012 presidential campaign if Romney decides to run. The book, which comes out March 2, seems designed to position Romney as a thoughtful conservative who has ruminated carefully about the major issues of the day, ranging from the global economy to national security. Romney supporters say it will serve as...
  • Mitt Romney's Man. ( Rombots claim Brown Victory )

    01/17/2010 5:29:28 PM PST · by Leisler · 65 replies · 1,588+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | Jan 17, 2010 | Samuel P. Jacobs
    "Largely overlooked in assessing Brown’s prospects: the hidden hand of Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor headlined at a fundraiser for Brown last October. And Romney has helped Brown raise money outside the state as well. “I know Scott and how determined he is to win. I've campaigned for him, raised money on his behalf, and we're doing all we can to help him over the finish line,” Romney wrote supporters last Monday. Brown, 50, raised $1.3 million that day."
  • 60 Minutes

    01/10/2010 4:37:22 PM PST · by Puppage · 65 replies · 3,988+ views
    Me | 1/10/10 | Puppage
    Anyone see the hit piece on Palin? I can't believe what I heard/saw.
  • McCain aide: Palin believed candidacy 'God's plan'

    01/10/2010 4:57:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 65 replies · 2,420+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 10, 2010
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Sarah Palin believed that Sen. John McCain chose her to be his running mate in 2008 because of "God's plan," according to a top political strategist in the Arizona Republican's campaign. In an interview with the CBS news magazine "60 Minutes," Steve Schmidt described Palin as "very calm—nonplussed" after McCain met with her at his Arizona ranch just before putting her on the Republican ticket. McCain had planned to name Sen. Joe Lieberman, I-Conn., as his vice presidential choice until word leaked, sparking what Schmidt called political blowback over picking the 2000 Democratic vice presidential nominee. Schmidt...
  • 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...
  • GOP Insiders Sour On Palin

    01/07/2010 5:41:06 PM PST · by Al B. · 136 replies · 3,357+ views
    Hotline On Call ^ | January 7, 2009
    A poll of GOP insiders suggests that ex-AK Gov. Sarah Palin (R) has little support among the party's professional class -- and maybe that's just how she wants it. In a survey of 109 party leaders, political professionals and pundits, Palin finished 5th on the list of candidates most likely to win the party's '12 WH nomination. Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney (R) was the overwhelming choice of the Voters were asked to rank 5 candidates in the order of likeliness to capture the GOP nod. The results: Likely To Win WH'12 Nomination (First place votes) Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney 81...
  • Does The GOP Share Blame For Obamacare?

    01/07/2010 1:27:06 PM PST · by Patriot1259 · 12 replies · 459+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 01/07/2010 | Kevin Price
    Besides the occasional Republican either voting for socialized medicine or preventing a filibuster of it, the guilt of the association with the proposal that passed the Senate and the GOP is very deep. In fact the recent bill, without the public option (but will force people into public care) looks increasingly like the failed experiment of Massachusetts.
  • Romney On Fox: Not Intimidated By Palin's Crowds; Obama Should Be More Like Clinton

    01/06/2010 9:45:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies · 1,479+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | January 6, 2009 | Chris Good
    Mitt and Ann Romney sat for an interview with Fox News that aired this morning (video after the jump). Here are some nuggets of interesting material: When asked if he's intimidated by the big crowds and book sales Sarah Palin drew on her "Going Rogue" tour, as he prepares to embark on his own in March to promote his upcoming book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness", the former governor says he's not: "Oh no, not at all, it's great--that's terrific news. I'm glad to see people are buying books from conservatives." (VIDEO AT LINK) More on Palin: "She...
  • 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 will hit key primary states on book tour

    01/03/2010 9:48:14 PM PST · by ellery · 57 replies · 1,861+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | January 3, 2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    WASHINGTON - Later this winter, Mitt Romney will strike out on a national book tour, but unlike his party’s most successful recent author he does not expect to make headlines with bits of fresh gossip from the 2008 campaign, see his fans camp overnight outside bookstores, or chat with Oprah Winfrey about his family. “Inevitably there are going to be comparisons with the Sarah Palin book,’’ said Eric Fehrnstrom, a Romney spokesman. “We’re not going to match her crowd size or sales. These are two different people with different ways of expressing themselves.’’ -snip- But Romney, considered by many in...
  • 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...
  • Taking page from Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney readies book blitz

    12/15/2009 10:46:32 PM PST · by euram · 64 replies · 2,301+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 12-16-09 | Dave Wedge
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney could square off with Sarah Palin for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, but he’s already gearing up to take her on in the world of book sales. Palin’s bestseller has been racking up sales for the former Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate, and now Romney’s team is planning an ambitious national tour for the March release of his new book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness.” Romney aides in Utah are hoping for up to 10,000 fans at one of the first stops on the planned tour, a March 13 signing at the Salt Palace...
  • Santorum’s Resurrection (Kathleen Parker approves)

    12/14/2009 3:24:49 PM PST · by pissant · 24 replies · 899+ views
    Daily News ^ | 12/14/09 | Kathleen Parker
    IS RICK SANTORUM running for president of the United States, or isn’t he? I caught him by phone on a people mover at Dulles Airport and posed the question: He’s not running, then again, he’s not NOT running. En route to South Carolina Tuesday to stump for gubernatorial candidate and Republican Rep. Gresham Barrett, Santorum wasn’t being cagey, just practical. Whether the former Pennsylvania senator can raise the millions needed for a presidential bid remains to be seen. In the meantime, he has some things to say. For starters: “I have no great burning desire to be president, but I...
  • Romney Blasts Obama Policy, Offers Own Plan

    12/14/2009 11:33:44 AM PST · by meandog · 52 replies · 2,003+ views
    boston Globe ^ | 12/13/09
    Just before yesterday’s White House jobs summit, Mitt Romney minced no words in blasting President Obama’s economic policies. “Like other presidents before him, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But unlike them, he has made it worse, not better,’’ Romney wrote in an opinion piece published yesterday in USA Today. The former Massachusetts governor - who made his name and fortune at private equity firm Bain Capital, ran for the GOP presidential nomination last year, and could very well run again in 2012 - derides Obama’s economic know-how. “His failure to stem the unemployment tide should not have been a surprise....
  • Palin's Pals (anti-Palin hit piece)

    12/12/2009 6:20:12 PM PST · by Salman · 44 replies · 1,613+ views
    Slate ^ | Dec. 7, 2009 | Christopher Hitchens
    Writing about Sarah Palin in Newsweek last month, I pointed out the crude way in which she tried to Teflon-ize herself when allegations of weird political extremism were made against her. Thus, she had once gone to a Pat Buchanan rally wearing a pro-Buchanan button, but only because she thought it was the polite thing to do. She and her husband had both attended meetings of the Alaskan Independence Party—he as a member—but its name, she later tried to claim, only meant "independent." (The AIP is a straightforward secessionist party.) She didn't disbelieve all the evidence for evolution, only some...
  • 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...
  • Mania for Sarah Palin is a big mystery (to this jourbalist)

    12/10/2009 10:13:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies · 2,371+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | December 10, 2009 | Lee Benson
    I don't get the BCS. Don't get it at all. I don't get why banks are making it so hard to get a loan when the main reason the economy is staggering is because people can't get loans. I don't get why Americans watch so many shows about dancing. I don't get how Taylor Swift can be considered country. But what I really don't get is Sarah Palin. I haven't understood Sarah Palin since I first heard her name as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, may it forever rest in peace. She was a first-term governor...
  • Romney: Pawlenty wrong on plan (Romney defends Romneycare, says it does not provide abortions)

    12/07/2009 2:46:47 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 1,146+ views
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Sunday that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty has his facts wrong in criticizing the health care plan Romney instituted in his state. Pawlenty has repeatedly pointed to the Massachusetts plan of his potential rival for the 2012 Republican nomination as the perfect example of how not to do health care reform. The Minnesota governor has made that case in numerous interviews, speeches and op-eds that, while not focused on the Massachusetts program, make his criticism of it clear. Presented with a clip of Pawlenty arguing that the Massachusetts plan did not come close to meeting...
  • 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...
  • Obama did his part, now conservatives have to do ours (Frum on knees for President Present again)

    12/02/2009 8:38:24 AM PST · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 43 replies · 1,201+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 12/02/09 | David Frum
    Having urged the president to honor his commitment to the Afghan war, we Republicans must honor our commitment to support him as he fights it. Given the public unenthusiasm for the conflict, there will be political temptations to “go rogue” on the president, if not now, then in the summer of 2010. That will be our test, for us to pass as the president has passed his. I know many Republicans and conservatives will say: “Hey – the Democrats did not give President Bush support when he most needed it.” Correct. They didn’t. And the country suffered for it. The...
  • 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...
  • The GOP's suicide pact

    11/28/2009 7:56:03 AM PST · by publius1 · 54 replies · 2,309+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    ... The so-called purity test is a 10-point checklist -- a suicide pact, really -- of alleged Republican positions... James Bopp Jr., chief sponsor of the resolution and a committee member from Indiana, has said that "the problem is that many conservatives have lost trust in the conservative credentials of the Republican Party." Actually, no, the problem is that many conservatives have lost faith in the ability of Republican leaders to think. The resolutions aren't so much statements of principle as dogmatic responses to complex issues that may, occasionally, require more than a Sharpie check in a little square. It's...
  • Limbaugh: Romney Is a 3 Legs Conservative (February 5, 2008)

    11/27/2009 1:27:45 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 294 replies · 5,379+ views
    Newsmax ^ | February 5, 2008 | Newsmax Staff
    Reversing his previously stated belief that none of the Republican candidates for the GOP presidential nomination have all three legs of the conservative stool, Rush Limbaugh told his listeners Monday that Mitt Romney is indeed a three-leg conservative. Describing the three legs as "national security/foreign policy, the social conservatives, and the fiscal conservatives," Rush said, "The social conservatives are the cultural people. The fiscal conservatives are the economic crowd: low taxes, smaller government, get out of the way... The foreign policy crowd is obviously what it is. I don't think there's anybody on our side who doesn't care about national...
  • 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.
  • Palin in Wasilla: Mastery of governing detail, resistence to insider assimilation

    11/24/2009 9:05:51 AM PST · by dalight · 71 replies · 2,049+ views
    The North Star National ^ | 11/24/09 | Dan Calabrese
    You can’t help but notice that just about everyone who is part of the political establishment detests Sarah Palin. And you can’t help but notice that Palin couldn’t care less. Early in the second chapter of Going Rogue, a chapter titled “Kitchen-Table Politics,” you learn everything you need to know to understand why. This is the way Palin has been wired for a very long time. During her two terms on the Wasilla City Council, followed by two terms as the city’s mayor, she consistently demonstrated a refreshing immunity to the insider mentality that tends to afflict people who serve...
  • Insider: Sarah Palin uninformed on Latino issues (Jonathan Martin Alert)

    11/23/2009 7:26:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 85 replies · 2,426+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2009 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    A top adviser on Hispanic issues to John McCain’s presidential campaign said Sunday that a joint interview with McCain and Sarah Palin planned for Univision last fall had to be canceled because Palin was unprepared to discuss Latin America policy. “She did not feel comfortable speaking about issues regarding Hispanics and Latin America,” GOP consultant Ana Navarro told Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in an interview. “Those are not topics that come up frequently in Alaska. So she asked to cancel the interview and, unfortunately, you were already there.”
  • Palin’s Presidential Future May Require ‘Pygmalion Project’ (Romneybots bash Palin again)

    11/20/2009 12:31:16 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies · 1,676+ views
    Bloomberg | 2009-11-20
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  • Mitt Romney talks about the economy, tea parties and the future of the Republican party (barf alert)

    11/19/2009 7:16:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 894+ views
    (snip) During the 2008 campaign, some conservatives said they were hesitant to vote for Romney because he was perceived as being liberal on some social issues. On Friday, he seemed determined to overcome that impression. In his speech, given in a room filled with more than two dozen pictures of President Ronald Reagan, Romney gave a shout-out to the tea party protesters and spoke about his new book, "No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness." (It is slated to be released by St. Martin's Press in March.) He also said the Republican Party needed to build support among young people,...
  • McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

    11/17/2009 9:24:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 3,607+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-18
    Depictions ‘took place entirely in her imagination,’ says Wallace. NBC NEWS and NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK - Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is "based on fabrications," and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains "took place entirely in her imagination." In a statement to The Rachel Maddow Show, the former McCain spokesperson repeatedly used the word "fiction" to describe Palin's narrative and echoed criticisms by other former McCain staffers. "She [Palin] probably has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better...
  • Steve Schmidt: Sore loser

    11/17/2009 11:47:40 AM PST · by Bob017 · 40 replies · 1,465+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 17 November 2009 | Matthew May
    That is not a smear but a documented fact. Schmidt managed the McCain for President campaign. McCain, as you will recall, lost to Barack Obama in the 2008 election. Schmidt and his candidate bungled the campaign so badly that an untested, smooth-talking, America-bashing dilettante now occupies the White House as Commander-in-Chief. Great job, guys! Like a diligent virus, Schmidt refuses to leave the body politic. He is back again to call Sarah Palin's new book "total fiction." Interesting. The list of Schmidt's disastrous campaign decisions is too long to completely document here. But we conservatives will long remember the propping...
  • CNN Poll: Most Americans say Palin not qualified to serve as president (CNN pushes Romney, Huckster)

    11/16/2009 2:27:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 3,315+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Fewer than three in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin's qualified to be president, according to a new national poll - the least of any of the five potential candidates included in the survey. But another woman tops that list in the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday: two-thirds of the public thinks that Secretary of State HIllary Clinton's qualified for the Oval Office. That's more than Vice President Joe Biden, who's currently next in line for the presidency. According to the poll, 28 percent of Americans say Palin is qualified to run the White House, with seven...
  • Schmidt calls Palin claims 'total fiction'

    11/14/2009 1:47:49 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 68 replies · 3,375+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) - John McCain's former presidential campaign manager Steve Schmidt is the latest McCain adviser to cry foul over accusations Sarah Palin has penned in her yet to be released memoir "Going Rogue." Excerpts obtained by The Huffington Post characterize Schmidt in an unfavorable light, particularly in reference to the prank phone call Palin received from someone pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy. "Right away, the phones started ringing," Palin writes. "One of the first calls was Schmidt, and the force of his screaming blew my hair back. 'How can anyone be so stupid?! Why would the president...
  • Romney accuses Obama of not protecting troops

    11/14/2009 1:52:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 2,263+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivered a scathing criticism of President Obama's Afghanistan strategy Friday night, accusing the president of delivering rhetoric and not action in the war-torn country. Quoting from a speech Obama delivered in March, Romney agreed with the president "that 'we are in Afghanistan to confront a common enemy that threatens the United States, our friends and allies."' Romney continued on seconding the president: "I believe 'that to succeed, we and our friends and allies must reverse the Taliban's gains, and promote a more capable and accountable Afghan government.'"
  • McCain camp: (Palin) Book 'petty and pathetic'

    11/14/2009 10:07:41 AM PST · by iowamark · 89 replies · 2,994+ views
    Politico ^ | 11/14/2009 | Andy Barr
    Top aides to Sen. John McCain’s presidential campaign hit back at Sarah Palin Friday, after news reports revealed that the former vice presidential nominee’s soon-to-be-released book extensively criticizes the campaign’s press strategy – with many of its hardest shots aimed squarely at campaign manager Steve Schmidt. Schmidt, she writes, was “grim-faced” and “cool,” and tried to pin the campaign’s troubles on what he claimed was Palin’s post-partum depression, and even went to so far as to try and dictate her diet. According to excerpts published on the Huffington Post, Palin “took in his rotund physique and noted that he used...
  • (Palin) Thought Katie Was Her Fan: You betch I was suprised (smarmy quotes from "McCain source")

    11/13/2009 8:53:24 PM PST · by presidio9 · 118 replies · 3,753+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | Friday, November 13th 2009, | David Saltonstall
    Sarah Palin says she was blindsided by Katie Couric's devastating interviews last year because John McCain's aides lulled her into thinking the CBS anchorwoman was a fan. In Palin's new book, "Going Rogue," the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee reveals that her handlers talked up Couric as a working mom - just like her - who was struggling with low self-esteem and even lower ratings. Couric liked and admired her, advised campaign media honcho Nicolle Wallace. The interviews would be a nice favor. The scouting reports were so sympathetic, Palin writes, that that she almost began to "feel sorry" for...
  • Romney to speak at Reagan Ranch (wants to "harness" conservatives)

    11/10/2009 3:27:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 89 replies · 2,183+ views
    Mitt Romney is heading to Reagan country. The former Massachusetts governor is scheduled to speak this Friday to the Young America's Foundation at the Ronald Reagan Ranch Center in Santa Barbara, California. Romney is expected to be the dinner banquet speaker for the foundation's West Coast Leadership Conference, which consists of young conservatives from 44 colleges and universities across 12 states. "Young people provide much of the energy in the conservative movement, and if we are going to be successful as a party we need to harness that energy and put it work on behalf of the principles we all...
  • Romney builds political capital while biding time on 2012 run (defends Romneycare, Obama) (BARF)

    11/10/2009 1:04:08 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies · 1,720+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-11-09 | Kevin Bohn
    (snip) Although some in the party believe that it should be tilting right in whom to support in future elections, he said, "I will be by and large supporting conservative Republicans" but would not rule out backing some moderates, referencing former President Reagan. "He was the one who coined the term 'the big tent.' He also said that you don't build something by subtraction. So we welcome people who agree with us on most issues. Some will be very conservative on some issues. Some will be less so on others. We welcome you into the party." (snip) "We have a...
  • Fox News Poll: Which Republican Could Beat Obama?

    11/09/2009 8:46:45 PM PST · by MaxCUA · 65 replies · 1,880+ views
    According to Bill O’Reilly’s week long poll it is Governor Sarah Palin: Sarah Palin: 30% Huckabee: 29% Romney: 25% Gingrich:16% I find it odd that the numbers were only announced by Mr O’Reilly and not released. I would say the results are actually much better for Sarah Palin. Sarah Palin typically has a much larger margin of victory against the three respectable but boring Huckabee, Romney & Gingrich. But a win is still a win. I thought it was interesting what Huckabee had to say about Sarah Palin...
  • Republicans fight for the spoils [media praises Romney for "smartly" abandoning Hoffman] [barf]

    11/04/2009 12:04:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 32 replies · 1,572+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-11-04 | Foon Rhee
    (snip) The GOP wins in New Jersey and Virginia are breeding a new competition among Republicans to take part of the credit. Mitt Romney and Tim Pawlenty, potential rivals for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination, both tried to bask in glow."We worked extremely hard on behalf of Bob McDonnell and the entire Republican ticket in Virginia, and helped him close strong with a full day of campaigning in the final week; in New Jersey, we endorsed Chris Christie early and made sure he had the resources to be competitive against his better-financed opponent," Romney told supporters of his Free &...