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  • Suggesting Campaigning Strategy for Newt and Santorum (Vanity)

    03/11/2012 3:47:47 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 13 replies
    March 11th, 2012 | God-fearing-republican
    Newt and Santorum have to attack Romney as a liberal in disguise, at the same time, have to demonstrate their potential leadership by providing solutions for our national problems by attacking Obama. But DO NOT ATTACK EACH OTHER!!! We want to minimize Romney’s delegate counts by attacking him and inspiring the base by talking about Obama’s failed policies. They can attack Romney on his advocacy on pro-homosexual lifestyle or same sex marriage; Romneycare which is anti-religious freedom; ties to Wall Street; pro-abortion record, voting for Democrats in the past. They can attack Obama on gas price, green energy, ban on...
  • Emergency SREC Meeting Update (TX GOP rules changes)

    03/10/2012 12:14:51 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies
    Republican Party of Texas ^ | 3-1-12 | State Republican Executive Committee of Texas
    On Wednesday, February 29th, an extraordinary emergency meeting of the State Republican Executive Committee was convened in Austin, TX. The purpose of the meeting was to consider adopting new rules in accordance with the San Antonio three-judge federal panel's instructions to propose a new way to pick delegates to the State Convention so as to allow for a May 29th or June 26th statewide primary date. As we previously reported, both the state Republican and Democratic parties reported to the Court that it would be impossible to comply with the current procedure for selecting delegates to state conventions and also...
  • Rick Santorum Will Face More Ballot, Delegate Problems

    03/08/2012 10:48:45 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 7 replies
    ABC News ^ | Mar 8, 2012 | Chris Good
    Rick Santorum’s ballot problems keep getting worse. The candidate failed to appear on the ballot in Virginia on Super Tuesday, losing his chance to win 46 delegates. He also may have lost his chance at more than a quarter of the delegates in Ohio, after he failed to qualify full slates of delegates in a few congressional districts. In the coming month, Santorum will face similar problems in Washington, D.C. and Illinois. His failure to qualify in the nation’s capital hints at organizational challenges.
  • Mitt Romney Short But In Reach of the Majority

    03/07/2012 9:56:59 AM PST · by RitaOK · 19 replies ^ | March, 7, 2012 | Neil Stevens
    What this tells us is that the only way for Mitt Romney to be stopped is for the three remaining candidates all to join together. Voters for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, and Ron Paul must all come together behind one candidate, or else Mitt Romney will win this by attrition.
  • Gingrich Takes Georgia, Keeping Campaign Alive With a Southern Strategy

    03/07/2012 12:18:08 AM PST · by Brown Deer · 26 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 6, 2012 | TRIP GABRIEL
    Mr. Gingrich is poised to gain a substantial share of the state’s 76 delegates to the Republican convention. “In the morning, we are going on to Alabama,” Mr. Gingrich told an enthusiastic crowd here on Tuesday night, some waving “Newt-a-Mania” signs. “We’re going on to Mississippi. We’re going on to Kansas. And that’s just this week.” Alabama and Mississippi, which hold the next primaries on the calendar next Tuesday, both figure into Mr. Gingrich’s grand strategy for reanimating his candidacy by carrying Super Tuesday momentum into other victories in the South. So does Kansas, which holds its caucuses on Saturday.
  • Super Tuesday results leave Romney a weakened Republican frontrunner

    03/06/2012 11:03:11 PM PST · by Brown Deer · 38 replies · 1+ views
    All Voices ^ | Mar 06, 2012 | Punditty
    A little more than four years ago, after winning only three of 17 Super Tuesday states in his quest for the Republican presidential nomination, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney reassessed his campaign and decided the time had come to call it quits.Super Tuesday 2012 has come and gone, and while he won’t be bowing out anytime soon, Romney is faced with a new dilemma this time around: how to shake his four remaining challengers and secure the GOP presidential nomination for the right to oppose President Barack Obama in the November election.Romney and his top rival for the nomination, former...
  • Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Oklahoma counties (Most ignored story of the night alert)

    03/06/2012 10:08:51 PM PST · by Zakeet · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With 98 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 57 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 43 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist and Operation Rescue founder Randall Terry who received 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote.
  • Santorum wins in Tennessee

    03/06/2012 10:01:03 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 19 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | March 7, 2012 | Kate Harrison
    Rick Santorum may not have the endorsement of politicians like Gov. Bill Haslam or U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, but his conservative credentials spoke loudly to average voters in Tennessee, who gave him the win in the presidential primary Tuesday. With 90 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum had 37 percent to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s 28 percent, despite endorsements from a number of key state leaders. In Hamilton County, with 100 percent of precincts reporting, Santorum took 31 percent of the vote while Romney took 29 percent. “Tennessee voters are traditional conservatives who support constitutional, limited government, fiscal conservatism and...
  • Obama loses Dem primary in 15 Okla. counties (What the MSM won't tell us tomorrow in the newspapers)

    03/06/2012 9:08:27 PM PST · by BAW · 8 replies ^ | Mar 6, 2012
    President Barack Obama collected the most votes in the Oklahoma Democratic primary, but lost in 15 counties. With more than 90 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, Obama won 55 percent of the vote. Four other candidates combined for 45 percent of the vote, including anti-abortion activist Randall Terry who had more than 18 percent of the vote. According to Democratic Party rules, Terry is eligible for a delegate since he won more than 15 percent of the statewide vote. Until Tuesday, Obama had won all of the Democratic delegates awarded so far. Terry beat Obama in 12 counties, mostly in...
  • Santorum wins TN; Romney wins 3 states

    03/06/2012 5:47:37 PM PST · by Qbert · 20 replies
    AP ^ | 3/6/2012 | LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rick Santorum has won the Republican presidential primary in Tennessee. Mitt Romney earlier won primaries in Massachusetts, Vermont and Virginia. Newt Gingrich has won in his home state of Georgia.
  • Super Tuesday Thread (First Polls Closing at 7 p.m. Eastern Time)

    03/06/2012 3:54:46 PM PST · by Vigilanteman · 1,307 replies · 1+ views
    NY Times map link ^ | 6 March 2012 | We the Freepers
    Here's tonight's schedule. Results will update at the link: Alaska: Caucuses begin at 8 PM ET Georgia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Idaho: Caucuses begin at 9 PM ET Massachusetts: Polls close at 8 PM ET North Dakota: Caucuses begin at 6:30 PM ET Ohio: Polls close at 7:30 PM ET Oklahoma: Polls close at 8 PM ET Tennessee: Polls close at 8 PM ET Vermont: Polls close at 7 PM ET Virginia: Polls close at 7 PM ET Wyoming: Caucuses begin at 7 PM ET
  • Newt Gingrich On Meet The Press With David Gregory – March 4 2012

    03/05/2012 1:08:35 PM PST · by JediJones · 11 replies
    electad ^ | 3/4/2012 | Meet the Press
    I don't know if I've ever seen a conservative handle an interview with the liberal press more brilliantly than Newt on Meet the Press yesterday. He absolutely dismantled both David Gregory and Barack Obama effortlessly and persuasively with perfect clarity, complete honesty and a "cheerful" demeanor. No matter what Gregory threw at him, Newt parried it and threw it back in his face. Gregory was visibly frustrated throughout that he couldn't lay a finger on Newt despite his best efforts. This kind of confident performance and crystal clear communication to the public is how Newt took the House back in...
  • GOP Needs Brokered Primary Now! Rick as temp Placekeeper Nominee; Decide Final Nominee @ Convention

    03/05/2012 7:11:41 AM PST · by Golden Gate · 74 replies
    March 5, 2012 | FR Golden Gate
    This is NOT intended to be only a Rick Santorum thread. GOP conservatives need to work together to prevail over Mitt Romney, who is the lame GOP-e candidate. Conservatives need to cinch / clinch the GOP nomination ASAP! For the final decision of who should be the actual 2012 GOP nominee, this should be an end-of-August national convention decision, and NOT a Spring primary decision. Conservatives and the GOP as a whole need the extra time to make the best final decision about the nominee. Several weeks before the Iowa caucus, there was all of this discussion of having one...
  • Who would you vote for in a "brokered convention"

    02/29/2012 12:31:16 PM PST · by Prospero · 57 replies · 2+ views
  • March 6 VA Republican Presidential Primary, your 4 voting options

    02/27/2012 12:41:30 PM PST · by Gopher Broke · 22 replies
    On March 6th, the Republican Party of Virginia will be holding its Presidential Primary at your local polling precincts. Polls open just like regular voting times, 6am to 7pm. You have 4 choices: Vote for Romney, vote for Paul, stay home/don't vote or show up and do an "undervote". Please do go to the polls and vote, if possible. More votes at the poll show more Republican strength. An undervote allows you to vote (in person or absentee) by showing up, pressing the VOTE button without choosing either candidate. Some might consider it a "protest vote" or a "blank" vote,...
  • Obama’s Michigan Machinations

    02/27/2012 11:19:53 AM PST · by Theoria · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 27 Feb 2012 | Sasha Issenberg
    Cagey tactics that will make life difficult for Republicans on Tuesday. On Tuesday night, Barack Obama’s name will be on a Michigan ballot, but his campaign is doing everything it can to keep his supporters away from the polls. On previous Tuesdays when Republicans were voting, the re-election campaign made high-profile efforts to encourage Democrats to turn out and participate in party nominating contests in which Obama faced no serious competition. Obama organizers lured voters to Iowa caucus locations with a promise that the president would address attendees by teleconference, and Joe Biden did the same for New Hampshire house...
  • Brewer endorses Romney in Arizona's GOP primary

    02/26/2012 11:47:44 AM PST · by fifedom · 27 replies
    East Valley Tribune ^ | Feb. 26, 2012 | Howard Fischer
    Citing his "pro-business'' background, Gov. Jan Brewer on Sunday endorsed Mitt Romney for president.
  • The Specter Of Romney’s Record

    02/25/2012 10:23:16 AM PST · by JSDude1 · 2 replies
    The New Republic ^ | February 23, 2012 | 1:40 pm | Alec MacGillis
    Here’s one of the overriding ironies of the strange, strange 2012 Republican nominating season: as damaging as the primaries have been to Mitt Romney’s standing in the public eye, he hasn’t actually taken that many hits for his exceedingly moderate record in Massachusetts. Rick Santorum has been the only candidate to make a half-decent attempt to go after Romneycare. Other candidates have halfheartedly nicked Romney for raising revenues in the state by closing some business tax loopholes. But there has been so, so much that has gone untouched. Romney’s rivals have barely mentioned his claim, on the eve of the...
  • Texas Republican Party Chair Warns that Primary May be Delayed Until June 26

    02/25/2012 3:08:38 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | February 24, 2012 | Richard Winger
    For the last few weeks, virtually everyone who has been following the Texas redistricting trial has assumed that the Texas primary this year will be May 29. However, on February 24, the Texas Republican Party state chair issued a letter, warning that there is a possibility the primary won’t be held until June 26. Here is the letter. Thanks to TexasRedistricting blog for the link.
  • It's all economy, all the time for Romney

    02/24/2012 7:21:44 PM PST · by JSDude1 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2/24/12 | APNews
    It's all economy all the time for Mitt Romney, who's back to campaign basics as he tries to fend off Republican presidential rival Rick Santorum in Michigan and Arizona primaries next week. The former Massachusetts governor courted tea party voters in suburban Detroit on Thursday night with an indictment of President Barack Obama as a man who is "comfortable living with trillion-dollar deficits." A day earlier, in Chandler, Ariz., he called for a 20 percent cut in personal income tax rates, a step he said would help the economy grow and create jobs. Next up is a speech before the...
  • Gingrich pledges support for constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage

    02/24/2012 3:38:33 PM PST · by JediJones · 14 replies ^ | 12/17/2011 | Mike Delrio
    Newt Gingrich affirmed his support for a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage in a detailed response to a marriage pledge by a conservative Iowa group. In his written response to the FAMiLY LEADER Gingrich, the current leader in the national polls for the GOP presidential nomination, said he would “vigorously enforce” the Defense of Marriage Act. The DOMA bans federal recognition of same-sex marriage. The former Speaker of the House also told the FAMiLY LEADER that he would sign an executive order restating that federal funds should not be used to pay for abortions overseas and defend the First Amendment...
  • Quotes of the day (Hotair Ron Paul and Mitt Romney Alliance).

    02/23/2012 11:04:26 PM PST · by JSDude1 ^ | 10:35 pm on February 23, 2012 | Allahpundit
    “‘You have to ask Congressman Paul and Governor Romney what they’ve got going together,’ Santorum told reporters in the spin room in Mesa, Arizona. ‘Their commercials look a lot alike and so do their attacks.’ “Santorum’s top strategist John Brabender went even further, charging that the two men had ‘joined forces’ and were coordinating attacks against his man “‘Clearly there’s a tag team strategy between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. For all I know, Mitt Romney might be considering Ron Paul as his running mate. Clearly there is now an alliance between those two and you saw that certainly in...
  • Michigan Democratic Party encourages crossover voting in GOP presidential primary

    02/23/2012 4:08:50 AM PST · by Bulwinkle · 23 replies
    Wash Post ^ | Feb. 22, 2012
    Operation Chaos in Michigan? Again? The Michigan Democratic Party sent an e-mail to supporters Wednesday encouraging them to take part in the state’s Republican presidential primary on Tuesday. The e-mail points to a YouTube video of two Republican state senators encouraging Democrats to vote and notes that voters can still return to voting in the Democratic caucuses two months from now. “Any Democrat who takes Senators Jones and Meekhof up on their offer will still be able to participate in the Michigan Democratic Party’s presidential caucuses on May 5, 2012,” Michigan Democratic Party Chairman Mark Brewer said in the brief...
  • Newt won't campaign in Michigan

    02/21/2012 1:55:37 PM PST · by Darren McCarty · 89 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-21-2012 | EMILY SCHULTHEIS
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Newt Gingrich will not campaign in Michigan in advance of next Tuesday's primary there: Spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed Monday night that the campaign is scrapping tentative plans to travel to Michigan at the end of the week ahead of the state’s Feb. 28 primary. Gingrich is spending Tuesday and Wednesday in the other Feb. 28 primary — Arizona — but that is mostly for the sake of Wednesday night’s debate, and his public schedule will be light.
  • Tax Foundation Rips Santorum Tax Plan (Grade: D+)

    02/18/2012 11:26:25 PM PST · by JediJones · 195 replies · 1+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 1/6/2012 | Kristina Peterson
    An antitax advocacy group zinged Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s tax plan, giving him a grade of “D+” grade and the dubious honor of proposing what “may be the worst idea of any of the Republican candidates.” ”The good news is Santorum has gotten more specific about his tax plan since last month when we gave him a D+,” economist William McBride wrote on Thursday. “The bad news is… he’s gotten more specific.” Mr. McBride said the biggest problem with Mr. Santorum’s proposal is the sharply different corporate tax rates he would establish. Mr. Santorum would halve the corporate tax...
  • Mitt Romney: “Michigan’s Trees are Just the Right Height”

    02/18/2012 10:41:52 AM PST · by CASchack · 56 replies
    Spyders Den ^ | 02/17/12 | bhypes
    Mitt Romney, during campaign stops in Michigan yesterday, embraced his Michigan roots for all they’re worth. As he watches his popularity plummet in the state in which he grew up, he seems to be grasping at anything to keep from sinking any further. Romney tried to hit all the right buttons in order to resonate with Michigan voters leading up to their February 28 primary, by making himself one of them again. “I was born and raised here. I love being in Michigan,” Mr. Romney said. ”Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are...
  • Churches get the word out on new voter ID rules

    02/17/2012 2:39:53 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 8 replies
    JS Online ^ | 2-16-12 | Georgia Pabst
    Before Sunday's sermon in many churches in Milwaukee, ministers and religious leaders will ask those sitting in the pews to pull out their photo identification as a step to make sure that their members can vote in Tuesday's primary election. For the first time in Wisconsin, voters will be required to show a government-issued photo ID before they receive a ballot. The new law has been challenged in federal and state courts because many organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and the League of Women Voters, contend it could disenfranchise...
  • Judge: Texas primaries likely to be May 29

    02/15/2012 1:49:31 PM PST · by onyx · 50 replies ^ | Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 03:15 PM | Tim Eaton
    SAN ANTONIO: In the final moments of Tuesday’s redistricting hearing, a three-judge panel said Texas’ primary elections likely will not occur before May 29. While Judge Jerry Smith, one of three federal judges in the San Antonio redistricting case, said the likely date of the primaries will be May 29, he did not commit to the date. Smith, however, told the state’s two major political political parties that they should prepare proposals based on that assumption The Republican Party of Texas and the Texas Democratic Party will prepare a schedule in the coming days that will include dates for early...
  • Romney campaign stops short of predicting victory, vows for "strong finish" in Michigan

    02/15/2012 8:36:36 AM PST · by Darren McCarty · 6 replies
    Oakland Press ^ | 2-15-2012 | Charles Crumm
    Mitt Romney's campaign in Michigan predicts a "strong finish" in the state's Feb. 28 presidential primary, but it stopped short of calling it a win for Romney in the state-by-state nominating contests. "We're going to have a very strong showing 13 days from now," said Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette in a conference call Wednesday morning. Schuette is Romney's Michigan campaign chairman. "I'm very pleased with our position," Schuette said. Asked to define what a "strong showing" is, Schuette said, "I'll let you know that Tuesday night." Romney's campaign moves to Michigan in advance of the Feb. 28 primary and...
  • Possible Democrat Plant to Face Allen West in GOP Primary?

    02/15/2012 6:15:44 AM PST · by cap10mike · 25 replies · 1+ views
    The Shark Tank ^ | Javier Manjarres
    The Miami Herald is reporting that Martin County Sheriff Robert Crowder will enter the Republican primary race in the yet to be finalized 18th Congressional District that will have him facing off against Congressman Allen West. Crowder’s entrance to the race is very peculiar, as his endorsement of Democrat Gubernatorial candidate Alex Sink in 2010 over now Governor Rick Scott is still very much remembered by Martin County Republicans.
  • Romney Should Run Scared in Michigan

    02/13/2012 10:58:45 PM PST · by JediJones · 5 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 2/13/2012 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    ...a pair of polls...ought to be scaring the pants off of Romney’s camp. A PPP Michigan poll shows Santorum a 39-24 percent margin. The ARG poll also has him ahead, though by a smaller 33-27 percent differential. ...if any in his campaign were inclined to dismiss Santorum’s surge...this poll is proof they are dead wrong...a loss in Michigan would be fatal to [Romney's] presidential hopes...the air would go out of his inevitability balloon and Santorum would, despite his threadbare national campaign, assume the unlikely role of frontrunner. ...a defeat [in Michigan] would be considered a personal repudiation of [Romney's]...
  • Early Voting Starts Wednesday in Tennessee

    02/13/2012 9:02:55 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 8 replies
    February 14, 2012 | Tennessee Nana
    Republican candidates listed on my local ballot Michelle Bachmann, Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, Gary Johnson, Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Charles Buddy Roemer, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum
  • Game Show! GOP Candidates Pick Their VPs (Rick Picks Newt)

    02/13/2012 3:59:45 PM PST · by JediJones · 15 replies
    FOX Nation ^ | 9/23/2011 | FOX Nation
    (BEGIN VIDEO CLIP) QUESTION: If you had to choose one of your opponents on the stage tonight to be your running mate in the 2012 election, who would you choose, and why? And why would this person help you make the country better? (END VIDEO CLIP) BAIER: Again, if you had to choose a running mate, one of the people on the stage with you, who would you choose and why? Thirty seconds down the row. BAIER: Senator Santorum, who would you choose? SANTORUM: I would pick someone who would do what I have articulated I would do as president...
  • The Front-Runner's [Romney's] Missing Magic

    02/12/2012 4:47:57 PM PST · by jocon307 · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 02/11/2012 | Frank Bruni
    DURING the 2000 presidential race, when you talked with Republicans about George W. Bush, their eyes danced. Their voices trilled. It’s hard to remember that now...but back then Republicans saw him as a godsend. A gift. He had a pedigree that reassured the establishment but a folksiness and religious diction that warmed social conservatives....Beloved by many on the right, he could nonetheless nurse crossover dreams. During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama sowed even headier expectations among Democrats. He too was backed by believers who regarded a special, transformative leader with a rare eloquence and idealism. On top of that...
  • April 3 Texas primary date "appears all but dead"

    02/12/2012 2:37:58 AM PST · by SMGFan · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2012 | AP
    SAN ANTONIO — A federal court sent a message Friday that the Texas primaries shouldn’t be pushed past April because of bitterly disputed voting maps and ordered the state and minority rights groups to spend the weekend back at the bargaining table. The fate of the Texas primaries, which have already been postponed once and risk being held too late to matter in the Republican presidential race, could be decided early as Tuesday by the San Antonio court. The primaries are currently scheduled for April 3, though that date appears all but dead.
  • Rick Santorum’s Sweep Changes Republican Race

    02/09/2012 7:50:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies ^ | 8 February, 2012 | Michael Fell
    (YBH) – As the final Colorado vote counts were coming in late Tuesday night/early Wednesday morning, confirming that Rick Santorum scored a hat trick against his Republican competitors, it was becoming clear that a sea change is occurring within the GOP race. More than before, it’s now arguable that the inevitability of Mitt Romney’s candidacy is a fallacy. This opinion has been long espoused by Republican grassroots activists across the country. Now there are numbers to back it up. Santorum has now won four out of the eight contests. He has victories in four contests compared to three for Romney....
  • Path to Brokered GOP Convention Emerges (one can only hope)

    02/09/2012 6:28:49 AM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 29 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | February 9, 2012 | Sean Trende
    For many conservative Republicans, the dream outcome of the primary season is a brokered convention. Disappointed in the four remaining choices, they hope to change horses in August, and draft their preferred candidate, be it Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, Chris Christie, or Paul Ryan. I've been adamant that such an outcome is extremely unlikely. For a brokered convention to occur, there has to be an almost perfect storm of events; the GOP elites can’t just declare shenanigans on the primary season and select a new nominee. Instead, something has to prevent any of the current candidates from clinching a majority...
  • Mitt Romney Central Chat (Spying Thread)

    02/08/2012 6:13:24 PM PST · by JediJones · 8 replies
    Mitt Romney Central Chat ^ | 2/8/2012 | Mitt Romney Central Chat
    I thought it'd be fun to spy on this Mitt Romney live chat room to see what they're saying in the wake of his defeats. Below is your window into the mind of the Romneybots via some excerpts. They're somewhat depressed over the loss and going into attack mode on Santorum like good like Romneybots. Feel free to monitor the chat room and post any interesting tidbits here. Note all the insulting remarks towards evangelicals, "crackers," and right-wingers. Also, I was surprised to see a fair amount of them are semi-supporting Ron Paul or want him as V.P. They posted...
  • Flashback: Rick Santorum Campaigns for Mitt Romney in Missouri (Strange Bedfellows?)

    02/08/2012 2:31:13 PM PST · by JediJones · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/4/2012 | Jim Hoft
    Rick Santorum attended a rally for Mitt Romney in St. Louis in 2008. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum, R-Pa., threw his support this morning to Mitt Romney for president. Santorum’s endorsement was sought by all of the Republican candidates in the past year. “In a few short days, Republicans from across this country will decide more than their party’s nominee,” Santorum says in a statement released by the Romney campaign. “They will decide the very future of our party and the conservative coalition that Ronald Reagan built. Conservatives can no longer afford to stand on the sidelines in this election,...
  • TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely – Split Election Likely

    02/08/2012 1:05:16 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 15 replies
    Texas Conservative Republican News ^ | February 7, 2012 @ 6:08 AM | David Bellow
    TX Redistricting Deal Rejected - NO Apr 3 Primary - Apr 17 Unlikely – Split Election Likely – TX Should Stand Up to Feds & RNC Monday, February 6th, was the deadline for a Texas Redistricting agreement to be made in order to have a one 2012 Primary Election in Texas on April 3rd. There was an agreement made between Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott and some of the minority groups who are plaintiffs in the Redistricting Lawsuit, but then a Federal US District Judge, Orlando Garcia, in San Antonio struck down the deal. Yep, this is the same...
  • Romney and Gingrich at war: Why oppo matters (Romney Newt-bashing bot once showered praise on Newt)

    02/07/2012 3:43:54 PM PST · by JediJones · 11 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2012 | Byron York
    ...the Romney campaign held one such call featuring former Rep. Barbara Vucanovich, a Republican who served with Gingrich... "...he really used to be erratic and I think he probably still is," "One of my feelings with him is he was always so full of himself. I mean, humility was not in his makeup. And he was cocky and arrogant and of course didn’t listen to anybody." What no one mentioned...was that in 2005 Vucanovich, the first woman ever elected to Congress from Nevada, published a memoir... "Newt Gingrich was the brightest of all the speakers with whom I served, and...
  • Romney Support Below 30 Percent (Reuters/Ipsos-R:29,P:21,G:19,S:18)

    02/07/2012 1:38:40 PM PST · by B Knotts · 14 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 2/7/2012
    The Republican underdogs may be gaining ground on Mitt Romney. Support for the former Massachusetts governor dipped to 29 percent this week while Ron Paul's fanbase grew by 5 percentage points, according to a new Reuters/Ipsos poll. Paul is now in second place among the candidates vying for the GOP presidential nomination, ahead of Newt Gingrich who went from 20 to 19 percent and Rick Santorum, whose support jumped 5 points to 18 percent. Meanwhile, President Obama's support is on the rise, up to 48 percent from 47 in January. However his disapproval rating has remained at 49 percent since...
  • Five Ways that Barack Obama Could Win A Second Term

    02/06/2012 7:57:05 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 27 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | February 6, 2012 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    The economy is in a tailspin, with the worst statistics in decades, even after the Administration has made use of every statistical trick to tweak the way the numbers are calculated and reported. With honest reporting, unemployment would be recognized as being close to 20%... the Administration would be recognized for the most mind-blowing corruption in history… and the foreign policy disasters of 2011 would be recognized as having turned over at least two more Middle East countries to the islamofascists and jeopardized our security in countless ways. And yet… while such a record should guarantee the incumbent a resounding...
  • Exit Newt - Nation needs a normal leader, not another narcissist (will ya settle for a zot?)

    02/02/2012 7:25:49 AM PST · by Samson0254 · 31 replies · 1+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Ah, yes, Newt Gingrich did in the last days before the Florida primary precisely what I predicted he would do. He hurled wild charges at Mitt Romney that suggested Newt was losing his grip. He charged Mr. Romney with lying and falling into the hands of George Soros and Goldman Sachs, and he did this while seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Newt quoted Mr. Soros as saying, “We think either Obama or Romney’s fine, but Gingrich, he would change things.” Citing Goldman Sachs‘ profiting from the bailout, he linked the Wall Street firm to anti-Gingrich ads, filling in the dots:...
  • Newt Gingrich’s Nevada campaign appears in disarray

    02/02/2012 6:25:49 AM PST · by DM1 · 48 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 2/1/2012 | Amy Gardner
    Things haven't gotten much better for Newt Gingrich ..... The former House speaker abruptly canceled a meeting with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval ... Not even Gingrich's campaign advisers know why the campaign scheduler called it off, irking them and those in Sandoval's office who had helped set up the event. ..... Other signs of disarray appeared Wednesday. Gingrich's schedule called for a 1 p.m. rally in Reno, but volunteers put out word that the event would be at noon — and that supporters should show up at 11:30. .....
  • Greta: Is the Florida Primary NOT OVER?????

    02/01/2012 4:04:58 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 322 replies ^ | Feb 1, 2012 | by Greta Van Susteren
    "See below what I received from FNC Carl Cameron! This is really wild! More possible Florida election problems?" — Tampa, FL — Florida’s primary might not be over just yet. The Newt Gingrich campaign is gearing up to challenge the results of the florida primary based on the Republican National Committee’s own rules which state that no contest can be winner take all prior to April 1, 2012. (See attached RNC memo.) The Gingrich campaign plans to challenge Florida’s winner take all status & demand proportional allocation of delegates. Fox News has learned that Thursday, a Florida Gingrich campaign official...
  • The South & Mid-West Must Defeat the Romney Sleaze Machine

    02/01/2012 1:47:18 PM PST · by publius321 · 18 replies ^ | 2/1/2012 | Scott Ryan (Publius321)
    As a Florida resident I have to apologize to conservatives for what happened here in our primary election. There’s an axiom regarding Florida that says if you are –in- Florida, “you have to go north in order to go south”. The remnants of “old Florida” went solidly for Newt but predictably areas like Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County where I live are areas of transplanted northerners who are known for telling us “this is how we do it up north”, which begs the question - if it’s so great in New York, New Jersey, Boston… – then why did you...
  • Show Me Santorum

    02/01/2012 9:56:09 AM PST · by DannyTN · 60 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Show Me Santorum 10:43 AM, Feb 1, 2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    In Missouri, where the next Republican primary will take place (next Tuesday), a new poll by PPP shows Rick Santorum leading Mitt Romney by 11 percentage points — 45 to 34 percent — while Ron Paul has 13 percent support. Newt Gingrich isn’t on the ballot in Missouri, so the Show Me State offers a prime opening for Santorum to build on his earlier victory in neighboring Iowa. ...
  • The South & the Mid-West Must Defeat the Romney Sleaze Machine

    01/31/2012 10:08:55 PM PST · by publius321 · 16 replies ^ | 2/1/2012 | Scott Ryan
    As a Florida resident I have to apologize to conservatives for what happened here in our primary election. There’s an axiom regarding Florida that if you are –in- Florida, “you have to go north in order to go south”. The remnants of “old Florida” went solidly for Newt but predictably areas like Miami-Dade and Palm Beach County where I live are areas of transplanted northerners who are known for telling us “this is how we do it up north”, which begs the question - if it’s so great in New York, New Jersey, Boston… – then why did you come...
  • The Clear Conservative Path To GOP Nomination

    01/31/2012 7:43:35 PM PST · by rbmillerjr · 48 replies
    The Every Day Conservative ^ | Jan. 31, 2012 | RB Miller
    The Clear Conservative Path To GOP Nomination (Graphic Here) Romney had a big victory in Florida, but it wasn't as big as Fox News and the Establishment want to persuade conservatives: 1. Florida Delegates were only 50 versus 100, due to Florida violating Primary rules. 2. Ron Paul didn't campaign in Florida 3. Santorum had personal affairs to tend to and campaigned little in Florida and went to Nevada. The Path (Click Here) These factors lead to a bigger percentage win for Romney, which the GOP Establishment will play up as a huge victory. It's not a huge victory, it's...