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  • I had a dream. Rommey/Palin ticket wins in November. But wait, there's more.......

    04/16/2012 3:20:02 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 76 replies
    4/16/12 | Me
    Not to say it will happen, but what if Mitt chose Sarah as his running mate (and she accepted). What if there was an agreement where Mitt actually came to the conclusion that with Sarah as his VP running mate, he would resign immediately as President so Sarah could become President. I know, I know...you say no way. But the Lord works in misterious ways. Mitt just might see the light and realize that the only way to make sure Obama is defeated is to first, choose Sarah as his running mate and second, once elected immediately step down and...
  • Sputtering Romney campaign retools message (Drudge-Rhoades carpetbomb strategy backfired on Mitt?)

    02/10/2012 8:00:45 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 37 replies
    UPI ^ | 2/10/12 | UPI
    Some Republicans expressed concern that Mitt Romney's campaign is stuck in neutral and limping, not lunging, toward the party's U.S. presidential nomination. Even before Rick Santorum's sweep of contests in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri Tuesday, the Romney campaign was getting warnings and advice from Republicans concerned about the former Massachusetts governor's performance on the stump, which hasn't improved since the state caucuses and primaries began early in January,
  • Three Lessons from the ‘Beauty Contests’ (MO, MN and CO -- The storyline changes again)

    02/08/2012 6:08:22 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 02/08/2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Did Tuesday’s results matter? Nowhere near as much as the results from Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Florida mattered. But primary campaigns rarely reach stasis; momentum shifts, ebbs, and flows, and the trio of contests yesterday offered a few hints that the storyline will change once again.Rick Santorum is on the verge of overtaking Newt Gingrich as the anti-Romney alternative.Santorum began this contest as the man of the hour, the little engine that could in a sweater-vest who challenged and beat the much-better-funded Mitt Romney . . . and yet he has, at the moment, an entire three...
  • Mitt’s Attack on Crony Capitalism

    01/21/2012 3:04:04 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 16 replies
    National Review Online ^ | January 20,2012 | Larry Kudlow
    “You’ve got to stop the spread of crony capitalism. [Obama] gives General Motors to the UAW. He takes $500 million and sticks it into Solyndra. He stacks the labor stooges on the NLRB so they can say no to Boeing and take care of their friends in the labor movement. . . . He has to bow to the most extreme members of the environmental movement. He turns down the Keystone pipeline, which would bring energy and jobs to America. “My view is capitalism works. Free enterprise works. . . . There’s nothing wrong with profit, by the way. That...
  • Newt Gingrich Three wives='No Moral Imperative'vs.Mitt Romney Bain & USA's Riteousness-John Roco-ZOT

    01/21/2012 1:11:04 PM PST · by John Roco · 55 replies
    Youtube ^ | Saturday January 21, 2012 | John Roco
    John Roco argues that a pattern of increasing power enabling access to a female 'of more desire to him' has defined Newt Gingrich for the election, debates, presidential race of 2012, as well as leaving a wife when she was 'baggage' of being ill, and seemingly not to serve his purposes. John Roco also argues of Newt Gingrich's attack ability at debates, whether South Carolina, Florida or future, actually becomes an extreme deficit of one who would want to be leader of our nation, needing to 'contain' outbursts and expressions of ego empowerment. Admiral Patrick Walsh is mentioned as one...
  • Romney Looks Past Weekend’s Primary as Rivals Find New Hope

    01/18/2012 4:32:09 AM PST · by TBBT · 9 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | 1/18/2012 | JEFF ZELENY and ASHLEY PARKER
    FLORENCE, S.C. — Mitt Romney delivered a 13-minute speech here on Tuesday morning, shook hands with an audience that filled only a small part of a ballroom and caught a plane for a fund-raising gala in New York, a clear sign that he is looking beyond South Carolina. The outward confidence in Mr. Romney’s posture belied a deeply uncertain and fluid conclusion to the Republican presidential primary here. His rivals have shifted away from assailing his business record and are reminding conservatives through radio and television advertisements about the health care bill he signed as governor of Massachusetts and about...
  • FLASH: Newt Booed At Huckabee Forum Over Romney Attacks; Airs Tonight on FOXNEWS (headline only)

    01/14/2012 11:12:48 AM PST · by raccoonradio · 91 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 1/14/12 | Drudge Report
    Developing... (Fortunately for Newt, 99 per cent of the audience will be watching Tebow vs. Brady anyway)
  • Open letter to O`newt (and a reply from Reddy Kil O'watt)

    01/12/2012 5:27:57 AM PST · by weldAllday · 83 replies
    1-12-12 | weldallday
    Open letter to O`newt Mr. Gingrich you had my vote . Right up to your jumping the shark moment.
  • Is Mitt Romney taking the high road during this GOP nomination cycle?

    01/04/2012 7:55:29 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    1/4/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Though Romney is personally not working with any pro-Romney super PAC(s), can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else? If he doesn't, is he still taking the high road? Secondly, how could pro-Romney forces ask pro-Obama forces to do the something if they won't? How can pro-Romney RINOS and CINOS berate Obama surrogates for saying something about Romney if pro-Romney surrogates do the same to GOP candidates?
  • Romney most sensible choice for U.S. Republicans

    01/02/2012 1:14:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    ,QMI Agency ^ | January 02, 2012 | Peter Worthington
    Conventional wisdom is that whoever wins the Iowa caucus has an encouraging boost to get the Republican nomination for president in November’s vote. Never mind that Mike Huckabee crushed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Iowa caucus, and neither went anywhere; in the 2000 caucus George W. Bush easily beat Steve Forbes and went on to win his party’s nomination; or that in 2000 Robert Dole edged Pat Buchanan and both fell by the wayside. So while winning in Iowa is a morale booster it doesn’t mean much, and will quickly be forgotten after New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. This...
  • Why I Reluctantly Will Endorse Mitt Romney [Why we reluctantly will zot]

    12/30/2011 6:12:25 PM PST · by Neoavatara · 238 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | December 30, 2011 | Neoavatara
    My choice for President is Mitt Romney. I just shuddered at that statement. But there it is. There is the reality that 13 debates, months of bickering and intrigue, and countless discussions with conservative brethren have brought me. It is kind of a sad reality. Is this the best conservatives could do? So here has been my calculation for who I would support, from the beginning. First, the candidate must be electable and able to defeat Barack Obama, both electorally and intellectually. Second, they must broaden the base of the Republican Party, both on the conservative and moderate sides. Third,...
  • Romney Claims Tough Times In France

    12/12/2011 8:55:13 AM PST · by CaroleL · 15 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 12/12/11 | CaroleL
    In light of his cavalier attempt to wager $10,000 during the most recent GOP presidential debate, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is trying to counter the claim that he is out of touch with most Americans by relating stories of traveling in Europe as a young man. In New Hampshire on Sunday, Mr. Romney spoke of his experience as a 19 year old Mormon missionary in France; living on $110 a month which he said was the equivalent of $500 or $600 in today's dollars. "You're not living high on the hog at that level," he said.
  • Why They Destroyed Cain in the Primary

    11/29/2011 6:21:30 PM PST · by willk · 109 replies
    11-29-2011 | willk
    I've been wondering why they brought these allegations against Cain out during the Primary and not the General Election. After reading about a poll showing most of Cain's supporters will go to Newt it came to me. First of all they gambled that Cain will not win the primary (even without the allegations). Obama and the MSM fear that Romney would have the best chance against Obama. With Cain's voters going more to Newt this is their way of getting a candidate who is easier to beat (notice too how Cain initially suspected Newt and not Romney).
  • Swinging to Romney

    11/21/2011 6:18:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 124 replies
    Republicans might not particularly like Mitt Romney, but they may have to learn to live with him if they want to take the White House next year. So suggests a poll released today by Purple Strategies, which surveys voters in 12 swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. President Obama's approval rating in the swing states is in peril -- just 41% overall and 37% among independents -- but his saving grace seems to be that voters there are even more sour on the Republican candidates. This critical block...
  • Howie Carr thread week of Nov. 20, 2011

    11/19/2011 9:23:06 PM PST · by raccoonradio · 53 replies · 2+ views
    howiecarr.com ^ | 11/20/11 | raccoonradio
    Howie thread for the week starting with his Sunday Boston Herald column
  • Romney has clear lead among Republicans

    11/13/2011 5:39:57 AM PST · by Solaia · 123 replies
    Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, and almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll. Twenty-eight percent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of 8 percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in the poll, taken November 10-11.
  • Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby ‘Says He Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head

    10/31/2011 4:15:18 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 93 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/31/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Gov. Sarah Palin was deciding whether or not to get into the presidential race, Karl Rove was popping up on Fox News to talk about why her skin was too thin for the job. And when Gov. Rick Perry was thinking about his entrance into the race, Rove was Johnny-on-the-spot with reasons why a Perry candidacy would not be viable either. Now Rove’s moved on to Herman Cain, whose candidacy he’s doing all he can to sink, sidetrack, or On Fox News this past Monday, Rove did his best Mr. Rogers imitation by holding up a small dry-erase board...
  • Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now?

    10/03/2011 6:15:17 PM PDT · by Polybius · 222 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 3, 2011 | David Grant
    Herman Cain leaving the campaign trail: Why now? Herman Cain is surging in popularity in a number of polls. So why is Herman Cain putting his campaign on hold for the next month? The Hermantor Experience is, by almost any measure, the hottest thing going in the GOP presidential primary (not named Chris Christie). < snip> But Cain seems destined to squander it. And here’s why. As NBC’s thoughtful First Read points out this morning, Cain's promoting a book - and appears to be taking himself off the campaign trail for almost a month. Cain won’t be back in the...
  • WSJ poll: Romney 30, Palin 14, Cain 12, Perry 8

    06/15/2011 7:42:13 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 66 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/15/2011 | Allahpundit
    A bad poll for everyone involved, including Mitt. Granted, he’s gained nine points since the last time the Journal surveyed the race (Huckabee was still in play at the time), but only 45 percent of Republicans say they’re happy with the field as is. Four years ago at this time, that number was 73 percent. Just 24 percent say they’re confident in Romney’s ability to be president; in 2007, even John Edwards hit 31 percent. Clearly the base wants more options and the Palin/Cain/Perry constituencies aren’t natural defectors to Romney, so one of those three is bound to start consolidating...
  • Game On:Michelle Bachmann Is For Real

    06/14/2011 2:07:48 PM PDT · by kevinaw2 · 19 replies
    Ward World ^ | 06/14/2011 | Kevin A Ward
    It is always quite amusing to hear the pundit class talk about the respective electability of the G.O.P. candidates for President. Sarah Palin is routinely ridiculed by the punditocracy largely because she's not part of the club. Last evening's debate was an intriguing forum with telling results. All of the candidates look good and no one made a fatal mistake. Here is my assessment of the candidates. Herman Cain started strong and speaks forcefully on the economic issues,however he loses his step on matters outside his greatest strength. He lacked specifics for all his passion and that is something he...
  • My Thoughts on the GOP Debate Last Night

    So a miracle happened last night and somehow I was able to actually watch the GOP debate while it was going on and neither Ben10 (my kids' favorite) nor So You Think You Can Dance (my wife's favorite, as is just about any reality show that is on) entered into the picture at all. This is something that happens about as often as a full solar eclipse so I'm grateful, especially because I really did enjoy watching the debate last night, which was unexpected. Anyway, I thought I'd jot down some of my thoughts of how the different candidates fared...
  • 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...
  • Sarah Palin.....heading to NH (On the day Mitt is announcing there.)

    06/02/2011 7:53:02 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2, 2011 | John Element
    Sarah Palin emerged today from the Marriott Long Wharf hotel and said she planned to walk the Freedom Trail before heading to New Hampshire – where Mitt Romney is to announce his presidential candidacy today. “Coincidental that we’re in the same territory at the same time,’’ said Palin, a likely Republican presidential candidate. “But more power to Mitt… and best of luck to him.’’ Palin said she remains undecided on whether she will challenge Romney and other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • What if Romney Wins the GOP Nomination for President in 2012?

    05/11/2011 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 10,2011 | Myra Adams
    A visit to a therapist might be necessary to help conservatives work through their issues with the current frontrunner. What if Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for president in 2012? A vast majority of conservatives become anxiety-ridden at the mere posing of this question, and many go ballistic at the thought of it actually happening. So a quick visit to a therapist may be helpful. Imagine yourself lying on a couch in the spring of 2012 with soothing music playing in the background. News breaks that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican nomination for president. Your...
  • It almost pains me to say this, but Romney is sounding good on Greta. Almost as good as Trump.

    04/25/2011 7:17:22 PM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 133 replies · 1+ views
    (vanity)
    Right now, Mitt Romney is on with Greta. And he's knocking it out of the park about our failed trade policy. Hat's off to Mitt, even for when Greta set him up to criticize Trump with a total gimme, he moved the subject back to issues. IMHO the 2012 race is off to a pretty good start.
  • Is Sarah Palin Getting Trumped?

    04/20/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 46 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/20/2011 | Myra Adams
    According to the latest polls, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s political popularity trajectory is heading south. It was inevitable given our 24/7 fame-obsessed culture which feeds on new personalities and controversy to fuel the celebrity media machine. Once Sarah Palin resigned from her office as Alaska governor, she left that respected “higher platform” reserved for our elected leaders and crossed over into celebrity jungle. There, she willingly subjected herself to the unforgiving forces of media pop culture, where the masses are easily bored. And now, without a new hit show, movie, book, clothing line, charity cause, or fragrance, Palin is...
  • The Tea Party Could Be Republicans’ Biggest Foe Come 2012 (Mitt a "moderate conservative")

    04/17/2011 1:30:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Bottom Line of UC Santa Barbara ^ | April 16, 2011 | Tim Fucci
    On the heels of Barack Obama’s announcement of his 2012 reelection campaign, speculation has been mounting over which candidate Republicans will nominate to challenge Obama. But you won’t find the next Ronald Reagan in this group of potential candidates. With 20 months left until the presidential election, the list of potential candidates is still long. UC Santa Barbara political science professor Dr. Ted Anagnoson, who specializes in the study of the American presidency, explained that unlike in 2007, when Republicans and Democrats declared candidacy early in the year, in 2011 Republicans are still waiting to make official declarations of candidacy....
  • Dump “The Donald”

    04/14/2011 9:17:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 123 replies
    The Moral Liberal ^ | April 14, 2011 | Alan Caruba
    Listening to and watching Donald Trump talk with Fox News’s Sean Hannity about how rich he is and how smart he is was truly a vomit-inducing moment. The notion that this extremely successful egomaniac would ever be President of the United States is surreal. It’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington on steroids. Now we learn that he is going to announce whether he is going to run on the season finale of “The Apprentice.” The show is scheduled to air on May 15. Reportedly he will hold a press conference to announce the decision about being a candidate in the...
  • Fashback: Massachusetts Governor Signs Film/TV Tax Incentive Bill Into Law [Mitt Romney}

    03/30/2011 10:13:24 AM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 32 replies
    Right Speak ^ | 3/29/2011 | Right Wingnut
    I came across this article, and wanted to share the good news. If Mitt Romney ever decides to proceed with Mitt's Massachusetts, the producer stands to receive a generous tax credit - provided it's filmed in Massachusetts. On Wednesday, November 23rd, Governor Mitt Romney signed the tax incentive bill that the Boston AFTRA/SAG office, along with numerous other industry members, have been working to enact in Massachusetts. The new law puts the Bay State in the spotlight as a competitive venue for motion picture and commercial production, and not surprisingly is already garnering interest from motion picture studios that would...
  • If I Were President: Obamacare, One Year In (Romney thinks its his turn)

    03/22/2011 7:06:40 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | March 22, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    If I were president, on Day One I would issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers to all 50 states. The executive order would direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health-care solutions that work best for them.
  • Romney in 2007: RomneyCare 'will be a model for the nation'

    03/22/2011 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 7 replies
    Why Not Romney ^ | 3/22/11 | Right Wingnut
    It remains to be seen whether Mitt Romney will attempt to distance himself from his disastrous health care legislation in the upcoming presidential campaign. However, from his previous statements, it is clear that he once envisioned RomneyCare as a national model. Here is what he said leading up to his failed presidential campaign. ...During a speech in Baltimore on Feb. 2, 2007, Romney outlined his ambitions for the Massachusetts plan. "I'm proud of what we've done," he said. "If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation." Last month Romney's dream came true. If...
  • A novice no more, Romney focuses on Obama, economy

    03/06/2011 8:14:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2011 | LIZ SIDOTI
    This time, Mitt Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest issue — the economy. "He created a deeper recession, and delayed the recovery," Romney said Saturday, previewing his campaign message before Republicans in this influential early nominating state. "The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high." "It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work — it's going to take a new president," said the former...
  • Romney revises paperback version of book to take harder line on stimulus, ObamaCare?

    02/09/2011 4:48:38 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 14 replies
    HotAir ^ | Wednesday February 09, 2011 | Allahpundit
    Without having compared the hardcover to the paperback myself, I’m duty-bound to add a question mark to the headline. But his spokesman is quoted in the piece and didn’t push back hard against the allegation, so I assume it’s a fair cop. On what planet does he gain more by doing this than he loses? In the original hardcover, Romney tried to carefully distinguish between the Massachusetts [health-care] law and the national version that was nearing passage as he wrote.But the Massachusetts model has become Romney’s bęte noire among conservatives, who loathe the national reform they call “Obamacare.” The rewritten...
  • Mike Potemra: The Palin Juggernaut -How can she not win GOP nomination!-

    When I see the fervor of Sarah Palin’s fans — and by no means just those who swell the adoring crowds who go to her public appearances — I am convinced that the question is not, “How can she win the GOP nomination?” but “How can she not win it?” When you have anywhere between five and fifteen GOP candidates, all expressing basically the same conservative views, how can anyone other than the only one with the passionate fan base possibly win? And yet: Reading between the lines of what conservative-movement people are saying and writing, there is a great...
  • Mitt Romney, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Part 1, Part 2 & 3 [VIDEO]

    12/02/2010 12:43:25 PM PST · by fight_truth_decay · 25 replies
    HULU ^ | Wed, Dec 1, 2010 | Staff
    Part 1 & 2 Jay asks Mitt Romney about running for President in 2012, The Bushes and Sarah Palin. Mitt Romney talks about what Republicans should be focused on.
  • Romney Talks Sarah Palin with Jay Leno: “Did you See what She Did to the Halibut?” – Video

    12/02/2010 5:29:23 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 42 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 1, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Mitt Romney on with Jay Leno last night where he discussed Sarah Palin with Leno. Romney called Palin a “qualified, capable person” who is influential “in my party.” Leno asked Romney as a former Governor if could have ever envisioned himself “quitting” during his term as Governor the way Sarah Palin did. Romney responded that, “No” he could not, because he “loved the job” of being Governor. “But she had her reasons,” he said. Romney closed his remarks about Palin by saying there is not way he is going to say anything negative about Palin because:...
  • Palin Support Limited Among Wealthy, College-Educated Republicans (here comes MSM talking points)

    11/24/2010 6:12:30 PM PST · by dselig · 106 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 24, 2010, 8:44 pm | By NATE SILVER
    Sarah Palin, the former Alaska governor, is among the more natural populist politicians of our time, frequently critiquing elites in the press, the Democratic Party, and the Republican establishment. It is one of the reasons — along with her working-class background and the sense of authenticity that she can often convey — that she is so popular with some voters. One potential problem for Ms. Palin, however, is that plenty of well-to-do and well-educated voters — those whom we might think of as belonging to the elite — will be participating in the Republican primaries. Three recent surveys of Republican...
  • Why Sarah Palin Shouldn’t Run (She'd do better promoting conservatism on TV, not as President)

    11/19/2010 6:50:35 AM PST · by WebFocus · 602 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/19/2010 | Mona Charen
    By telling Barbara Walters that she thinks she can defeat President Obama, Sarah Palin has dimmed hopes cherished by sensible Republicans that she might decide against a run for the White House in 2012. Here are just some of the reasons she should not run. The Republican nominee should be someone with a vast and impressive record in government and the private sector. Voters chose a novice with plenty of star power in 2008 and will be inclined to swing strongly in the other direction in 2012. Americans will be looking for sober competence, managerial skill, and maturity — not...
  • Don't let FreeRepublic become DemocratUnderground.

    11/18/2010 10:38:27 AM PST · by Democrats hate too much · 648 replies
    11/18/2010 | Me
    Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty constitutional conservative activist web site. Those who cannot live with that should simply stay away!! (saves wear and tear on my zot button - bitterly clinging redneck, Jim) Romney is an unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore! Just to be absolutely clear, there will never ever be a RINO Romney campaign on FR!! If he somehow becomes the nominee, FR will be running a full-time campaign to DEFEAT him!! If you wish to support him then I suggest you sign off FR and onto Wankers for Mitt!! Those statments make me worry that FreeRepublic...
  • Scarborough: Palin Knows She Can't Win, In It For Money

    11/18/2010 4:41:49 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 154 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Joe Scarborough has a decidedly cynical take on Sarah Palin's public musings about the possibility of a 2012 presidential run. The Morning Joe host asserts that Palin knows she can't win and won't run. According to Scarborough, Palin is in it for the money, and is engaging in open speculation about a run for the mercenary purpose of keeping her brand alive. Joe offered his jaded view on today's Morning Joe after the show aired a clip of Palin telling Barbara Walters that she believed she could defeat Pres. Obama. View video after the jump.
  • Karl Rove, The Master

    11/10/2010 11:42:31 PM PST · by babubabu · 201 replies · 1+ views
    babubabu | 10/11/2010 | babubabu
    Rove is right. He predicted how O'Donnell would flop and hinted that it could cost the GPO additional senate seats.... In my personal opinion, he was thinking about Alaska, Nevada, Colorado, Washington, etc. All of these should have been captured by the tea party. Personally, I think O'Donnell cost real conservatives senate seats. Say what you will... but Rove was right. Don't hate the messenger.
  • David Frum: Can Mitt Romney be president? The outlook is sunny. But he faces rough seas ahead

    11/10/2010 5:18:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Frum
    Tea Party, Shmea Party. Post-election surveys suggest that Mitt Romney still leads as the favored Republican presidential candidate for 2012. His lead looks especially big in New Hampshire: Almost 30 points. Does this big lead translate into a smooth ride to the nomination? That depends on whether Romney's campaign follows the path of George W. Bush's in 2000 — or Hillary Clinton's in 2008. Here's the happy scenario for Romney: Like Bush in 2000, Romney is the Republican heir apparent in 2012. Like Bush, Romney has the backing of the party's biggest donors. Like Bush, Romney has national campaign experience....
  • Tea Party Shaping 2012 Race

    10/24/2010 5:30:44 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 80 replies · 3+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10-25-10 | PETER WALLSTEN
    The tea-party phenomenon is forcing possible Republican presidential candidates in 2012 to make early and potentially high-risk strategic gambles over how to harness the movement. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is traveling the country to build alliances with local tea-party activists in key presidential primary and caucus states. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is solidifying ties with traditional party leaders and organizations by helping them with fund raising and candidate endorsements. The two potential rivals are acting on opposing assumptions about the newly energized but volatile tea party-infused Republican base. The results of their decisions will show the impact that...
  • Handicapping 2012: Romney Gets Vegas Oddsmakers Nod for GOP Nominee

    10/07/2010 2:11:19 PM PDT · by Superstu321 · 35 replies
    Three Fingers of Politics ^ | October 7, 2010 | Stupac
    It’s time honored tradition to attempt to gauge the political landscape and prognosticate who our next elected leaders will. But now, you can gamble money on it. According to data provided to TFoP by bodog.com released its 2012 odds for the Republican presidential nominees. Coming out on top, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is an early favorite at 3/1 (+300), along with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 4/1 (+400). However, one of the bigger eye-catching surprises seems to be how high Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., is on the list, giving him the third best odds at 6/1 (+600). Rounding...
  • Mitt Romney: 'Burning the Quran is wrong'

    09/08/2010 2:58:08 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 246 replies
    Politico.com ^ | 09-08-10 | ANDY BARR
    Presumed GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney came out Wednesday against the planned burning of the Quran by a Florida pastor, saying that doing so would endanger American troops. “Burning the Quran is wrong on every level,” the former Massachusetts governor said in a statement to POLITICO. “It puts troops in danger, and it violates a founding principle of our republic.” Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0910/41895.html#ixzz0yyeKLaDE
  • Mitt Romney sporting pickup truck at fundraisers (RINO alert!)

    08/06/2010 1:59:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Boston ^ | 8/6/10 | Joe Battenfeld
    A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House? The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser last night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home.
  • Romney sports pickup at NH political fundraiser

    BOSTON—A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House? The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser Thursday night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom (FERN'-strum) says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home. Fehrnstrom says Romney isn't trying to emulate Brown or his upset victory in January, when he...
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope [If Mitt's the answer, what was the fool question?]

    07/28/2010 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 29, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope

    07/28/2010 9:55:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/29/10 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • Oh my: Palin 28, Romney 18, Gingrich 17, Huckabee 13

    07/23/2010 6:37:48 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 106 replies · 3+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 7-23-10 | Allahpundit
    Via Conservatives 4 Palin, not only is this the best poll I’ve seen for her this year, it comes from the august precincts of The Economist. Dude, is this happening? Sarah Palin 28% Mitt Romney 18% Newt Gingrich 17% Mike Huckabee 13% Mitch Daniels 4% Tim Pawlenty 1% Mike Pence 1% Haley Barbour 1% John Thune 1% No preference 17% That’s a sample of Republicans, natch. Among tea-partiers, specifically, it’s Palin 26, Romney 19, Gingrich 16, and Huckabee 14. (Mitt does better among tea-partiers than among the GOP generally?) She also leads among a sample of all voters, albeit by...