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  • Big Day for Santorum

    02/07/2012 4:18:31 AM PST · by Huber · 66 replies
    Rick Santorum could be headed for a big day in today's contests in Colorado, Minnesota, and Missouri. Missouri looks like a probable win for Santorum. He's at 45% there to 32% for Mitt Romney and 19% for Paul. Minnesota provides an opportunity for a win as well. Currently he has a small advantage with 33% to 24% for Romney, 22% for Newt Gingrich, and 20% for Ron Paul. And Santorum should get a second place finish in Colorado, where Romney appears to be the likely winner. The standings there are Romney at 37%, Santorum at 27%, Gingrich at 21%, and...
  • Santorum Pursues Surge in Colorado & Minnesota (Wash. Times)

    02/07/2012 12:34:18 AM PST · by AmericanInTokyo · 9 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 6 February 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The Republican presidential race could be headed for another reshuffle Tuesday as Rick Santorum, who has lagged behind since his surprise Iowa victory, is once again challenging the dominance of front-runner Mitt Romney. Polling over the past week shows Mr. Santorum statistically tied with Mr. Romney in Minnesota, besting him in Missouri, and running second to him but ahead of rival Newt Gingrich in Colorado, all of which hold contests Tuesday. Mr. Romney’s camp took notice, firing the kinds of broadsides it generally has aimed at Mr. Gingrich. Romney surrogates on Monday accused Mr. Santorum of pork-barrel spending....
  • Tea Party ‘Is Dead’: How the Movement Fizzled in 2012’s GOP Primaries (Barf!)

    02/06/2012 12:49:33 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 72 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 6, 2012 | Patricia Murphy
    It was the great wildcard going into the 2012 election cycle. Republican Party insiders openly worried the Tea Party might knock off the establishment presidential candidate, just as it knocked out establishment picks in the chaotic 2010 congressional races. Party heavyweights wondered whom the upstart movement would get behind and whether Mitt Romney could even get through the early states, given the once-raging Tea Party elements in Iowa, New Hampshire, and South Carolina. But after months of wondering how the Tea Party would change the primary game, leaders inside the movement admit they never came in off the sidelines. For...
  • Newt torches Romney: (5 Min Newt Video- challenges Mitt to debate)

    02/03/2012 5:11:57 PM PST · by VinL · 27 replies
    the right scoop ^ | 2-3-12 | staff
    This is a slam dunk for Newt. He goes after Romney, the Soros-approved candidate, on his comments about the very poor and torches the idea that the ‘safety-net’ is anything but a spider web that traps the poor: It isn’t good enough for the Republican party to nominate Obama-lite. Now, let me tell you what the difference is. If you’re a genuine conservative, first of all you don’t say that you don’t care about the poor. If you’re a genuine conservative, you believe that we are endowed by our creator with certain unalienable rights, among which are life, liberty, and...
  • Underestimating Mitt and Newt

    02/02/2012 7:34:30 AM PST · by Samson0254 · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | February 2, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    Rush Limbaugh is right in that a strong conservative message will win the election. He is wrong in his implication that Gingrich is necessarily the better man to deliver it. As much as I admire Newt, one exit poll statistic out of Florida will shape the rest of the primaries, and the general election as well. It is this: Romney led Gingrich among female voters nearly two to one, 51 to 28. Minds can still be changed, but human nature is a little tougher. Read more:
  • Welcome Home, Governor Perry

    02/02/2012 6:25:53 AM PST · by Former Fetus · 17 replies
    Jewish World Review ^ | 2/2/2012 | Rabbi Yaakov Rosenblatt
    Welcome home, Mr. Governor. You have fought the good fight. You have earned a few scars, gained a few wrinkles, and absorbed a few blows. And you have nudged the country, ever so slightly, in the right direction. For that we are grateful. You brought the straightforwardness of Texas to the national limelight. You captured the resoluteness of Texans and reminded us that unambiguity and resolve are qualities that all Americans should employ. You showed us that slow talk can be straight talk, that truth is simple, that reality is easily explained. No, you can't add regulation and jobs at...
  • Republicans Have Only Themselves To Blame [Hey, lookee! I'm a retread zotee!!]

    02/01/2012 6:47:11 AM PST · by energized · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | January 30, 2012 | Richard Cohen
    On Saturday night, at precisely 9:19 and 30 seconds, my iPhone, my iPad, my computer and, for all I know, my toaster were informed that Herman Cain had endorsed Newt Gingrich. The ping-ping of the devices suggested that something momentous had happened--alerts from both The Post and the New York Times--but in fact it was just additional evidence that the Republican Party has become a circus: One clown endorsed another. It’s hard to know who is the more ridiculous figure — the grandiloquent, bombastic and compulsively dishonest Gingrich, or the beguilingly ignorant Cain, a man who has never held elective...
  • Update #2 of Full Primary Caucus Calendar

    01/31/2012 4:30:09 PM PST · by Ron C. · 5 replies · 2+ views
    CA GOP, and various additional | 1/31/12 | Ron C
    Updated Full Primary/Caucus Calendar Jan 3 Iowa (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Unbound - Allocation at State Convention Jan 10 New Hampshire (primary) 12 Delegates 12 Bound - Proportional with 10% threshold Jan 21 South Carolina (primary) 25 Delegates 25 Bound - Winner-take-all per statewide vote Jan 31 Florida (primary) 50 Delegates 50 Bound - winner-take-all per statewide vote Feb 4 Nevada (caucus) 28 Delegates 28 Bound - Allocated on results of primary Feb 4-11 Maine (caucus) 24 Delegates 24 Unbound - Convention elects delegates Feb 7 Colorado (caucus) 36 Delegates 36 Unbound - Allocated at State Convention Minnesota (caucus) 40...
  • What's Mitt So Afraid of?

    01/31/2012 12:59:39 PM PST · by TheCollegeConservative · 9 replies
    The College Conservative ^ | Tuesday, January 31, 2012 | Angela Morabito
    Mitt has a problem. He’s had his chance to run away with the GOP nomination – but the man that so many were eager to name the “GOP frontrunner” has won only one primary, the same number as his two major competitors, Gingrich and Santorum. One would think that Romney might have had more success in the primaries so far, given the clear weaknesses of his competition. The most distinctive things about Santorum are his religion and his sweater vests. Newt has his own problems, named Jackie, Marianne, and Freddie Mac. Romney gets to be the “frontrunner” by default, but...
  • Santorum’s ‘Game of Survivor’ (He looks West)

    01/31/2012 5:05:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 01/31/2012 | Robert Costa
    Tampa, Fla. — If the polls are correct, Rick Santorum will not win tonight’s primary. But he tells National Review Online that he remains in the hunt for the nomination. “This is a game of survivor,” he says. “I’m under the strong belief that we are going to hang in there. You are going to see some more ebbs and flows in this campaign. We are going to get our opportunity.” Santorum sees hope to the west, from the Upper Midwest to the Rocky Mountain region. Leaving behind Florida’s air wars, where television advertising ruled, he is confident that he...
  • Why It's Too Late for Entry in the Republican Nomination Race

    01/30/2012 1:42:00 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Frontloading HQ ^ | 01/30/2012 | Josh Putnam
    Way back in the summer (of 2011), FHQ began fielding calls and emails from a number of media outlets asking about the filing deadlines for primaries and caucuses in the various states. It really picked up in late September and into October as some folks in the press continued to, well, press the notion of a late Palin candidacy. From that point onward, the Palin speculation may have dropped off to some extent, but a cottage industry has popped up in the wake of it and proliferated throughout the Republican presidential primary landscape around the notion of late entry....

    01/30/2012 10:39:20 AM PST · by Spunky · 232 replies
  • Tea Party Patriots straw poll: Santorum nomination would generate most enthusiasm

    01/30/2012 8:05:48 AM PST · by Mozilla · 11 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/30/12 | Alexis Levinson
    Florida tea partiers would be most enthusiastic if former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum won the Republican presidential nomination, according to a straw poll conducted Sunday night by the Tea Party Patriots organization. The straw poll was conducted following a conference call during which Santorum, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and answered questions and made their pitch to the call’s participants. Texas Rep. Ron Paul was invited to participate, but was unable to do so. Callers were asked to rank their enthusiasm for each of the candidates receiving the nomination on a scale of...
  • Romney Praised Hezbollah in 2008. See video

    01/28/2012 8:13:35 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 14 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | 1-25-12 | Tamminator
    Romney really will say anything to get elected. This is just four years ago, and he sounds like someone who works for the Obama administration. So now he’s a conservative? Really? Puleeeze.
  • Lying about Reagan to get Romney elected

    01/27/2012 10:30:07 AM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 14 replies · 2+ views
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 27, 2012 at 12:45pm | William A. Jacobson
    I have been pounding the keyboard all week about the lies and distortions of the Romney campaign and supporters about Newt’s record of support for Ronald Reagan. These allegations were played out by the Romney campaign and on Drudge, and did serious damage to Newt, both substantively and by forcing Newt to get off message. I was highly suspicious of several accounts, including that by Elliot Abrams, regarding a speech by Newt in 1986. That article in National Review gave rise to this notorious Drudge headline:
  • GOP Delegate Tracker

    01/27/2012 7:29:19 AM PST · by Sopater · 6 replies
    Following the results of the 2012 Republican primaries and caucuses.
  • Palin: Establishment “Trying to Crucify” Newt

    01/26/2012 4:36:59 PM PST · by TBBT · 46 replies
    thepage ^ | 1/26/2012 | thepage
    Ex-Alaska topper tells Fox Business Network Gingrich is being "vilified" by GOP elites and the media. Palin: "Look at Newt Gingrich, what’s going on with him, via the establishment’s attacks. They’re trying to crucify this man and rewrite history, and rewrite what it is that he has stood for all these years."
  • Nancy Reagan 1995: Ronnie turned that torch over to Newt

    01/25/2012 7:20:04 PM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 110 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 25, 2012 at 9:50pm | William A. Jacobson
    There is something truly obscene about the full blown assault on Newt Gingrich’s strong Reagan conservative history from and on behalf of Mitt Romney, who unabashedly ran away from the Reagan legacy and conservative principles in his 1994 Senate campaign and 2002 gubernatorial campaign. Truly obscene.The latest iteration comes from Elliott Abrams writing in National Review, quoting pieces of a single speech Newt apparently gave on the floor of the House on March 21, 1986, in which Newt criticized certain foreign policy decisions of the Reagan administration. Abrams does not link to the full speech or to other speeches of...
  • ARG FL Poll (Romney 41%, Gingrich 34%)

    01/25/2012 11:43:33 AM PST · by Utmost Certainty · 48 replies
    American Research Group ^ | January 25, 2012
    Mitt Romney has maintained his lead in the Florida Republican presidential primary. Romney leads with 41%, followed by Newt Gingrich with 34%, Rick Santorum with 9%, and Ron Paul with 7%. In a similar survey conducted January 13-15, 2012, Romney was at 42% and Gingrich was at 25%. A total of 17% of Republican primary voters say that they have already voted by absentee ballot or in early voting. Of this group of voters, Romney leads with 51%, followed by Gingrich with 39%, Paul with 6%, and Santorum with 4%. Among the 83% of the remaining likely Republican primary voters,...
  • "Mr. Beck, if I may?"

    01/25/2012 6:08:25 AM PST · by RobaWho · 124 replies · 4+ views
    CanadaFreePress ^ | Jan. 25, 2012 | Rob Cunningham
    <p>You have perhaps no bigger fan of your philosophy, nor a more eager consumer of your many books, broadcasts and events, than me. One of the more memorable events in my life was attending your Restoring Honor rally in Washington, D.C., and sharing breakfast with you, several hundred supporters and Gov. Sarah Palin, in support of the Special Operations Warrior Fund. Never will I forget hearing you announce, "Ladies and gentleman, security just notified me that we should all go soon, because the crowd is already filled beyond the reflecting pool." Thank you for the greatness of your vision and the amazing courage of your convictions.</p>