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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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:...
  • Sarah Palin circles around ol’ Mitt Romney

    11/29/2010 10:11:37 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 44 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 30, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney is looking to recapture the limelight from pop culture and new media megastar Sarah Palin when he sits down with “Tonight Show” retread Jay Leno tomorrow night in a move some GOP observers dismiss as straight out of TV’s dark ages. “On the hipness scale, this is far from Bristol Palin on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ It’s more like Richard Nixon on ‘Laugh In,’ ” scoffed Democratic consultant Scott Ferson.
  • Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012

    11/30/2010 3:23:19 AM PST · by Rome2000 · 139 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11/29/10 | Michael Medved
    Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012 Michael Medved Contributor AOL News (Nov. 29) -- Conventional wisdom says the battle for the GOP nomination in 2012 is wide open and unpredictable, but Republican history suggests that there is an obvious front runner who is nearly certain to represent his party in the presidential race. For nearly 70 years -- long before most of the current contenders were even born -- GOP leaders and primary voters have displayed a shockingly consistent tendency to pick a candidate whose previous national campaign, whether successful or not, suggested it was "his turn." This...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Romney v. Palin: When business gets personal

    07/20/2010 1:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | A.G. Gancarski
    As I type this, I am watching former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on “The Wendy Williams Show” talking about his impending talk show on Fox and am reminded, not for the first time, that quite a few presidential candidates function as if they never expected or even wanted to be president in the first place. They ran to gain a media platform. But few have done so as brazenly as Huckabee, who typically ended his homespun stump homilies with pedestrian pluckings of his bass guitar. Huckabee’s ultimate role in the 2008 race was to assist in the splintering of evangelicals...
  • Poll: Ex-Obama Voters Like Romney

    07/16/2010 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 69 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Friday, 16 Jul 2010 09:52 AM | By: Dan Weil
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows President Obama trailing Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in support for the 2012 presidential election. Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Romney leads by 46 to 43 percent, ex-Arkansas Gov. Huckabee by 47 to 45 percent and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich by 46 to 45 percent. Obama is tied with ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 46 percent. The only potential Republican candidate he leads is lesser-known Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, 44 to 36 percent. The president’s numbers are the worst ever in Public Policy Polling’s monthly survey. But the poll respondents didn’t express much...
  • Serious Human Beings [Ref: Romney Staffer's attack on Sarah Palin] (Must Read!!)

    07/15/2010 11:06:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2010 | Doctor Zero
    Even as the starting bell rings for the first round of the Republican presidential free-for-all, we’ve got a couple of anonymous Mitt Romney advisors coming off the top rope, aiming elbow smashes at Sarah Palin’s back. They said she’s “not a serious human being” and “if she’s standing up there in a debate, and the answers are more than 15 seconds long, she’s in trouble.” This childish and incoherent nonsense does a lot more damage to Mitt Romney than Sarah Palin. What, exactly, are the criteria for being considered a “serious human being?” Should she just give up her half-hearted...
  • Should Michael Steele Resign, Who Would Be The Ideal Replacement?

    07/03/2010 10:40:57 PM PDT · by TheTeaPartyChannel · 76 replies
    There's Probably At Least 12 Candidates On The List. Let us hear who you want to see in that position. I am sure many conservatives will push for either Sarah Palin,Mitt Romney or Ron Paul. Never the less, we have plenty of "A-List Conservatives" to consider. WHO's YOUR PICK ?
  • 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...
  • Mitt Romney attacks Obama's leadership on Oil Spill

    06/25/2010 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Comrade Brother Abu Bubba · 30 replies
    CBS News ^ | June 10, 2010 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney attacks Obama's leadership on Oil Spill Has it come to this again? The president is meeting with his oil spill experts, he crudely tells us, so that he knows "whose @ss to kick." We have become accustomed to his management style — target a scapegoat, assign blame and go on the attack. To win health care legislation, he vilified insurance executives; to escape bankruptcy law for General Motors, he demonized senior lenders; to take the focus from the excesses of government, he castigated business meetings in Las Vegas; and to deflect responsibility for the deepening and lengthening downturn,...
  • Haley win a boon for Palin, Romney

    06/23/2010 8:57:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 83 replies
    www.Politico.com ^ | 6/23/10 | ANDY BARR
    Nikki Haley may have been the big winner in South Carolina Tuesday, but she isn’t the only Republican whose star is rising in an early state that is key to winning the GOP presidential nomination. Both Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, were also winners in the 2012 sweepstakes. They got behind Haley at critical junctures in her campaign for governor while the rest of the potential GOP presidential field either endorsed another candidate or stayed out of the fray completely. . . . . . . Former Arkansas Gov. Mike...
  • Palin, Romney Play Chess in Primaries

    06/08/2010 1:09:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 135+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6/8/10 | Alan Mascarenhas
    The 2012 presidential election may be 29 months away, but the potential players are stalking each other like chess grandmasters. Tonight's round of gubernatorial and Senate primaries could provide early indicators of who is most shrewdly mobilizing their pieces into position. Three states with big races on Tuesday represent potential game-changers in 2012. Iowa and South Carolina occupy key early positions in the presidential-primary calendar, while California boasts a mother lode of winner-take-all delegates. For presumed hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee, the calculation is simple. Endorse a statewide candidate who wins (both tonight and in November's...
  • Mitt Romney’s main strategy in the GOP primaries of 2012 is to hammer Sarah Palin as “a quitter”.

    05/29/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT · by curth · 225 replies · 2,105+ views
    Hillbuzz ^ | May 28 2010 | Kevin
    Yesterday, I was interviewed by a reporter for CBS, for a story on the diverse groups of people supporting Sarah Palin online. The reporter authored a book on Palin last year, after being embedded with her vice presidential campaign, following a stint covering Mittens Romney. I can’t imagine how many cucumbers-and-mayonnaise sandwiches this guy had to eat on the Romney Express (to nowhere), but I gave him the same kind of awed respect I grant anyone who’s ever spent more than half an hour with Tim Pawlenty — and didn’t succumb to T-Paw induced narcolepsy. We (the reporter and I,...
  • Is Romney sitting on political gold?

    04/22/2010 9:07:33 AM PDT · by reaganwasright1980 · 54 replies · 1,140+ views
    Right Handed Pitcher ^ | 4/22/2010 | Timothy Knight
    Mitt Romney, the former Republican Governor of Massachusetts is a smart businessman who is known for turning around the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic games, but I'm not sure the former Governor is aware of his current political situation. I know you all might not like him for his RINO-ishness, but listen to this. A situation of sitting on pure political gold.
  • Poll: What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against Obama & Biden in 2012?

    04/15/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 108 replies · 1,366+ views
    What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against President Obama and VP Joe Biden in 2012? Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin Sarah Palin and Scott Brown Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin Other? Leave a comment
  • The truth about Massachusetts health care reform (The Romneybots are coming out)

    03/18/2010 9:02:56 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies · 390+ views
    Politico ^ | March 18, 2010 | Tim Murphy
    The Massachusetts health care reform law has become an unfortunate victim of politics. Democrats in Washington say that their unpopular takeover of the nation’s health care sector – with its higher taxes, cuts to seniors on Medicare and price controls — is somehow modeled on the Massachusetts law. On the other end of the political spectrum, conservatives implausibly claim it is “bankrupting” the state.
  • We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While?

    03/14/2010 2:32:38 PM PDT · by MindBender26 · 239 replies · 3,111+ views
    MB26
    A Request of Personal Privilege: We Are In A Huge Constitutional Crisis. Could We Layoff The Romney-Bashing For A While? We are in a huge Constitutional and practical crisis in our country. Obama and the DC Dems are trying to ram Government Socialized medicine through by any way they can, legal or otherwise. They are doing so for one reason. If they make 51% of the voters dependent on the government, they will be in power forever. This is what they want. I know Mitt Romney’s positions anger many here, but he will not run for any office foe the...
  • The Romney-Reagan remix

    03/11/2010 3:39:45 PM PST · by yongin · 21 replies · 499+ views
    Boston ^ | March 9, 2010 | Alex Beam
    Mitt Romney was on the David Letterman show last week and hit a home run. It was two white guys from the Midwest, born in 1947, chatting amiably about the icons of yesteryear: Earl Scheib, the car-painting magnate; the Studebaker (a car, for you younger readers) and the Rambler Classic, manufactured by AMC, the automobile company managed by Mitt’s father, George. AMC and Studebaker were wiped from the face of the earth by better cars made in Japan by more diligent workers, although that is not a subject that came up. Letterman saved the last minute of Romney’s appearance for...
  • Americans seem to want them but can the Republicans deliver? (2012 GOP nomination)

    03/09/2010 3:17:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 416+ views
    The London Telegraph ^ | March 9, 2010 | Simon Heffer
    The race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination has started, though the election itself is 32 months away. Even in a place so brash and up-front as the United States there is some subtlety, at least at this stage, about the process. Sarah Palin, beloved of much of middle America despite her limitations, is doing the equivalent of turning up at weddings and bar mitzvahs and, as we say in Britain, putting herself about. However Mitt Romney, the man deemed by America's media to be the front runner, is (as his greater experience would seem to dictate) more sophisticated in...
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care Overhaul (Your World with Neil Cavuto)

    03/05/2010 11:17:37 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 99 replies · 1,282+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 03-05-10 | Neil Cavuto
    NEIL CAVUTO, ANCHOR: More closed-door meetings on health care. The president and members of his own party now pow-wowing in private over the very next move. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney telling me they’re doing it all wrong. And he knows. He overhauled health care when he was running Massachusetts and says that his plan was nothing like the president’s now. More of my chat with Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann.
  • Early ’12 favorite is Romney

    02/28/2010 12:48:36 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 202 replies · 2,692+ views
    Houston Chronicle / mySA.com ^ | 2010-02-28 | R.G. Ratcliffe
    <p>In the category of it’s never too early to start looking, a new poll found Mitt Romney is the early favorite in Texas for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.</p> <p>The survey by Public Policy Polling of North Carolina found Romney leading with 32 percent support, followed by Mike Huckabee at 29 percent and 23 percent for Sarah Palin.</p>
  • 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,...
  • Romney lays groundwork for 2012

    02/22/2010 9:12:37 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 57 replies · 865+ views
    UPI ^ | 2010-02-22
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 22 (UPI) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Romney kicks off a 19-state book tour observers say could be an effort to garner support for a 2012 presidential run. The three-month tour to promote his book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," includes speeches and appearances in early-primary states as the one-time 2008 Republican presidential hopeful wages what some see as the most methodical campaign of any GOP presidential wannabe for the 2012 party nod, USA Today reported Monday. The tour begins next week. At the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington during the weekend, Romney polled...