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  • Palin: Romney campaign 'can't hold back' and 'has to take the gloves off' against Obama

    07/14/2012 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2012 | Sarah Palin w Greta Van Susteren
    VAN SUSTEREN: What do you make of the food fight that's going on as - the recent - today, the deputy campaign manager of President Obama's campaign, Stephanie Cutter, accused Governor Romney of either being a liar or a felon. I don't know - I guess it's better to be a liar than a felon. Nonetheless, both are terrible. He's calling for an apology tonight. PALIN: I'm glad that he is forcefully calling for an apology. But Mitt Romney and his campaign people perhaps don't even know what's coming, what will be hitting him. This is just the tip of...
  • Romney Screws the Pooch on Immigration

    06/15/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 165 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-15-2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best metaphor, but he fumbled an important opportunity. The problem with the president’s amnesty decree is not that it “makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter — it can be reversed by subsequent presidents.” The problem is that it’s u-n-c-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n-a-l. You would expect Allen West and Steve King to be forceful in denouncing this usurpation, but even Amnesty John McCain and Rick “you don’t have a heart” Perry were strong. Heck, Lindsey Graham — Lindsey Graham — denounced the move as “possibly...
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads:
  • Gingrich, Paul, and Santorum Agree to Texas GOP Debate [Mitt will "weigh the invitation"]

    03/31/2012 1:51:28 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | March 30, 2012 | Brian Bolduc
    Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum have agreed to a debate in May sponsored by the Texas Republican party. “Both my staff and myself have reached out to the campaign of Governor Mitt Romney and have been told that they are considering attending the debate,” state-party chairman Steve Munisteri says in a press release. The statement notes:.....
  • Ann Romney: No more debates for Mitt

    02/25/2012 2:14:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 61 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/25/12 | Keith Laing
    Ann Romney: No more debates for MittBy Keith Laing - 02/25/12 03:10 PM ET Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's wife Ann said the former Massachusetts governor would not participate in any more debates in the GOP primary. Introducing Romney before his speech to the conservative group Americans For Prosperity's forum in Troy, Mich., Ann Romney said that she decided that her husband should stop debating the other Republican candidates. "I've also decided no more debates," Ann Romney said to laugher in her introduction of her husband. "If we do another debate, he's going to sit in the audience and watch...
  • At Ford Field, empty seats steal Romney's thunder (Will Romney fire Matt Rhoades for debacle?)

    02/25/2012 5:32:48 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 32 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/25/12 | Washington Post Wire
    Friday was supposed to be the moment for Mitt Romney's triumphant return to his birthplace, when he would use the cavernous green of Ford Field to deliver a policy address that established him as the lone Republican capable of both fixing the economy and beating President Barack Obama. But the event served up fresh evidence for Romney critics who say he can't rise to the occasion and rally important elements of the GOP around his candidacy.
  • Mitt Romney to skip last pre-Super Tuesday debate [GA], and Rick Santorum likely to join him

    02/16/2012 12:42:50 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 16, 2012 | Aaron Blake, with Amy Gardner and Rosalind S. Helderman - The Fix
    Mitt Romney will not take part in March 1 debate in Georgia, the final debate before Super Tuesday on March 6, his campaign said Thursday. And Rick Santorum looks like he will sit it out as well. [snip] By not attending the debate, Romney’s campaign appears to be trying to de-emphasize its importance and instead relying on his overwhelming financial advantage on the airwaves. Romney’s campaign and a super PAC supporting him have all but drowned out their opponents with ads. The debate is in the state Gingrich represented in the U.S. House, but both Romney and Santorum have signaled...
  • Milquetoast Won’t Get It, Mitt

    01/29/2012 4:20:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies · 1+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | January 29, 2012 | Derek Hunter
    This Tuesday, voters in Florida will have their chance to tell the country which Republican candidate they favor. The winner will say the people have spoken, thank them for their support and move on. The losers will say they’re moving on to the next primary. The media and DC powerbrokers will hype it all like it matters, but if it goes the way they’re predicting, the way they want, nothing will change. Given the millions of dollars he’s dumped into the state, both directly and through supportive SuperPACs, and the early voting in Florida, Mitt Romney is expected to win....
  • Lunar Colonies and Mitt Romney's Incredible Smallness of Vision

    01/28/2012 3:30:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 116 replies
    Yahoo ^ | January 27, 2012 | Mark R. Whittington
    COMMENTARY | During the Republican presidential debate in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night, the subject of Newt Gingrich's moon colony idea came up. During the exchange, Mitt Romney especially revealed a smallness of vision and an ignorance of the issue. [snip]If Romney wants to know why Gingrich is so focused on the moon, he could go no further than to read Paul Spudis' The Case for Renewed Human Exploration of the Moon" in which the rationale for returning to the moon, not only for science, but also as a prelude to the exploration of the Solar System is examined. Spudis also...
  • Gingrich Rips Romney, Setting Stage for Debate Fireworks

    01/26/2012 3:51:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 26, 2012 | Erin McPike
    MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich trained his full arsenal of weaponry on Mitt Romney at a rally here Thursday morning, charging that his opponent wouldn't stand up to President Obama in a general election and questioning his commitment to the GOP. It was the harshest critique Gingrich has leveled to date and may be a reflection of his slackened showing in the polls. It also underscored Gingrich's strategy of capitalizing on the free media and momentum he tends to capture in debates; tonight CNN is hosting the final debate before Florida voters render their judgment on Tuesday, and the...
  • Romney Touts Himself As Successful Consensus Builder [Says He Knows "How To Get Along"]

    12/23/2011 9:12:57 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 23, 2011 | Philip Rucker
    Romney Touts Himself As Successful Consensus Builder Philip Rucker December 23 When Mitt Romney was governor, he had a routine: Every Monday afternoon at 3, he would meet with the two Democrats who controlled the Massachusetts legislature. They rotated offices each week and, over cheese, juice and popcorn, the three negotiated the budget, taxes and health care. Sometimes they just chitchatted about movies, leaving Romney to wonder whether he had just wasted an hour. This was how Romney governed as a Republican here on Beacon Hill, where the legislature was 85 percent Democratic. He was practical, not ideological. He was...
  • Mitt Fears Newt

    12/22/2011 3:20:04 PM PST · by TBBT · 39 replies
    spectator.org ^ | 12/22/2011 | AARON GOLDSTEIN
    In an interview with the AP while campaigning in New Hampshire today, Mitt Romney said he would not meet Newt Gingrich in a one on one debate "out of respect" for the other candidates in the GOP race. What a copout. Were Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Jon Huntsman being disrespectful to Romney when they agreed to one on one debates with Gingrich? When it comes to Newt, I guess Mitt is content to hide behind his surrogates and third party attack ads. And here I thought Mitt wanted to earn the nomination. Well, if Mitt wants to earn my...
  • Newt Challenges Mitt to Debate Attack Ads / Cowardly Mitt just responds on FOX (Vanity)

    12/22/2011 11:26:58 AM PST · by no dems · 17 replies
    FOX News | December 22, 2011 | America Live / FOX News
    Newt challenged Mitt Romney to debate him on the lies Romney's attack ads are spewing out over the airways in Iowa. America Live, on FOX News, just now (1:08 p.m. CST), questioned Romney about it and asked if he would accept the Speaker's challenge to debate. Surprise, surprise; Romney said that as long as there are still other candidates in the race, he must respect them and not debate without them. WHAT A LOW-LIFE, LYING, SCUMMY COWARD MITT ROMNEY IS!!!
  • AP Interview: Romney says no to Gingrich debate

    12/22/2011 7:58:04 AM PST · by TBBT · 101 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 12/22/2011 | KASIE HUNT and STEVE PEOPLES
    BETHLEHEM, N.H. (AP) - Mitt Romney is telling The Associated Press that he won't agree to debate Newt Gingrich one on one. The former Massachusetts governor says in an AP interview that he's not declining his rival's debate challenge because he's afraid to square off against Gingrich, as the former House speaker has implied. Rather, Romney says he doesn't want to define the contest as a "two-man race." And he says that debating Gingrich alone would be disrespectful to other candidates. Romney also is continuing to distance himself from the Washington standoff over the payroll tax-cut extension. He suggests it's...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Let’s have a one-on-one debate about those attack ads of yours, tough guy

    12/21/2011 4:48:52 PM PST · by TBBT · 35 replies
    HotAir ^ | 12/21/2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    There’s Good Newt, Bad Newt, and now Righteously P.O.’d Newt. The image of Romney as a gutless, too-slick moneybags who’s paying others to do his dirty work for him while pretending that he’s powerless to stop them would resonate deeply if Gingrich can really push it over the next two weeks. But how’s he going to do that? There are no more debates scheduled before the caucuses and people are tuning out of politics for the holidays. And even if Newt decided to run ads about it, the likely beneficiary as Romney suffers and slumps in the polls would be...
  • GOP Candidates to Trump Debate: You’re Fired

    12/06/2011 9:06:18 PM PST · by Steelfish · 115 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 06, 2011
    GOP Candidates to Trump Debate: You’re Fired Planned debate strikes some as a publicity stunt for the moderator. By Walt Cronkite Updated: December 6, 2011 Donald Trump may have mastered the art of the real-estate deal, but when it comes to debates, he’s still an apprentice. From National Journal: The celebrity businessman is having difficulty securing commitments from Republican presidential candidates for a Dec. 27 debate that he’s planning to moderate in Des Moines, Iowa. Mitt Romney became the latest big-name candidate to send his regrets, telling Fox News’ Neil Cavuto that he informed Trump earlier on Tuesday that he...
  • Palin Should Join Trump In Debate

    12/06/2011 9:04:37 PM PST · by jenk · 66 replies
    jenkuznicki.com ^ | 12/6/11 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Journal has an article about the Trump debate that is to happen on December 27th. Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman aren't going to be there, and now Romney says he won't "kiss the ring" of the Trumpster either. You know, if I was Trump, I'd ask Sarah Palin to join him to moderate the debate. The left in the media are talking about how Trump is just a publicity hog, and how he's not a serious journalist who can moderate a debate, forget that, if Sarah Palin, who did go to college for journalism's sake and knows a...
  • Romney, Perry, and Tax Returns

    10/31/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    .....“Governor Perry has always released his tax returns and Mitt Romney and the other candidates should do the same.” If history is any indication, watch for Perry to push that theme hard, and for Romney to remain firm in his decision to keep his returns private. “We’ll take a look at the question of releasing tax returns during the next tax filing season,” says Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul about the Perry campaign’s request. By then, of course, the primary campaign could be effectively over. Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responds: “Governor Perry made a decision a long time ago in...
  • Chris Wallace says Mitt Romney MIA from Sunday shows

    10/30/2011 8:30:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | October 30, 2011 | ALEXANDER BURNS
    Hohmann: Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace publicly called out Mitt Romney this morning for avoiding press scrutiny. At the end of a 26-minute interview with Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Austin, Wallace noted that he has now interviewed all the major candidates as part of his 2012 one-on-one series, except the frontrunner. ---- “He has not appeared on this program or any Sunday talk show since March of 2010,” Wallace said. “We invited Gov. Romney again this week, but his campaign says he’s still not ready to sit down for an interview.” Because of the influence Fox wields among...
  • Rick Perry revives by rattling Mitt Romney in Las Vegas debate

    10/19/2011 2:13:15 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | October 19, 2011 | REID J. EPSTEIN & MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rick Perry went into Tuesday night’s debate looking to rattle Mitt Romney — and it worked. Perry’s been under fire for his own immigration record, and resurrecting the 2007 report that Romney had hired illegal workers helped him blunt the advantage Romney had been able to get on the issue as Perry looks to recover from his collapse in the polls. Plus, according to a Perry source, there was an added bonus: by going after Romney personally — the accusation has to do with Romney’s own house — they saw the potential to make Romney react the hardest. And despite...
  • New Signs Palin Will Blow Up The GOP Race

    10/04/2011 3:10:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Politic-Ology ^ | October 4, 2011 | Noah Rothman
    “You Maniacs! You blew it up! Ah, damn you! God damn you all to hell!” – Taylor (Charlton Heston); The Planet of the Apes, (1968) This classic line is all that came to mind when I read this piece in POLITICO—following New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision not to enter the presidential field, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s law firm made a number of calls requesting early state filing deadlines… that’s right. She thinks she can blow it up. She just might. Poll Shows Palin Within 5 Points of Obama She Has A Documentary Out, Doncha Know? Palin’s political action...
  • California: Romney gives state GOP convention cold shoulder

    09/15/2011 3:44:39 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies · 1+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | September 15, 2011 | Carla Marinucci
    If California Republicans didn't already suspect they are nonentities in the lively GOP presidential primary contest, they got a clear message this week from one of their party's leading 2012 candidates - La Jolla (San Diego County) homeowner Mitt Romney. [Romney] has eight-point lead over....Rick Perry among Republican voters in California, according to a new Field Poll, and will be scouring California on a fundraising drive Friday. But while he'll visit San Diego, Atherton and Pebble Beach, Romney doesn't plan to greet hundreds of activists who make up the nation's largest Republican organization as they kick off a three-day state...
  • Romney will skip forum organized by DeMint

    08/24/2011 9:18:31 AM PDT · by maggief · 16 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 24, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will skip a South Carolina forum for presidential candidates hosted by Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.), scheduled for Labor Day. Romney will spend the day in New Hampshire instead, a campaign official said Wednesday; the former Massachusetts governor has concentrated heavily on winning the first-in-the-nation primary.
  • What's Romney Say?

    07/21/2011 5:15:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    Election '12: The Republican presidential front-runner is oddly silent on Washington's momentous budget talks. Mitt Romney can run, but he can't hide his positions forever. Massachusetts' former governor went to North Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday with a "what else is new?" observation. "The president's policies almost without question have caused this recession to be deeper and longer than it would have been," he said. There's no "almost without question" about it. But it takes more to be elected president than pointing out what 14 million unemployed Americans — 6.3 million of them out of work for more than six months...
  • Romney Silent Over Debt Talks

    07/12/2011 8:44:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | JULY 12, 2011 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    Mitt Romney has been criticized for not speaking out more forcefully on the debt-ceiling negotiations. But Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, has taken a subtler tack, avoiding the issue of the debt ceiling as he presses a more general assault on President Barack Obama's economic record. That has attracted the attention of his GOP challengers, who have begun to accuse him of ducking the most vital issue of the campaign so far. "The current debate is about what kind of leadership you're going to show," former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in an interview Monday. "If you're running for president,...
  • Mitt Romney Talks Guns On Meet The Press (Tim Russert Exposed Romney's Flip Flops

    06/22/2011 11:13:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 96 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 12/16/2007 | vaguninfo
    Mitt Romney (R) Answers Gun Control Questions On Meet The Press 12/16/2007 Tim Russert: "We turn to gun control. Here's the headline: Romney retreats on gun control. Romney who once described himself as a supporter of strong gun laws, is distancing himself from that rhetoric now as he attempts to court the gun owners who make up a sognificant force in Republican primary politics. In his 1994 Senate rum, Romney backed two gun control measures strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association and other gun-rights groups..." Tim Russert: "Suddenly Romney decides to run for president, signs up for a lifetime...
  • Wow: Romney to skip Iowa straw poll (Iowa GOP chief not pleased)

    06/09/2011 7:35:17 PM PDT · by techno · 34 replies
    hot air ^ | June 9, 2011 | techno
    Mr. Romney's campaign said he would still compete in Iowa's caucuses, now slated February, 2012. But the former Massachusetts governor's absence from the Aug. 13 straw poll will likely diminish his chances, some Iowa officials say, while raising the odds that whoever wins the poll will be best positioned to claim the status as Mr. Romney's top rival for the nomination. According to 2008 election-day surveys, 60% of Iowa caucus-goers called themsevles evangelical or born-again Christians. In the New Hampshire primary, the figure was 23%. In the general election that year, about a quarter of voters in both parties were...
  • Romney to Skip Key Poll in Iowa [Won't compete in Ames Straw Poll]

    06/09/2011 5:22:11 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 9, 2011 | Patrick O'Connor
    Romney to Skip Key Poll in Iowa By PATRICK O'CONNOR Mitt Romney will skip a key early test for Republican presidential candidates by forgoing the Iowa straw poll in mid-August, a decision that could recast the contest in the nation's first presidential nominating state. The Iowa straw poll, held in Ames, is one of the landmark events of the nominating contest. Mr. Romney's decision sends the clearest signal yet that he doesn't want to wade deeply into the social issues that carry particular weight with Iowa Republicans and instead intends to present himself to voters nationally as a successful businessman...
  • Romney to Tea Party movement: No third party bids!

    06/07/2011 11:51:10 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 352 replies
    CNN ^ | 03/9/2010 | By: CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
    Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has a message to Tea Party candidates nationwide: If you lose your Republican primary bids, stay on the sidelines. The former Massachusetts governor on Monday warned the grassroots movement not to mount third party efforts in general elections, which he said would siphon votes from Republican nominees. "If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election, then obviously, divide and fail is the result," Romney said in an interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax. "Hopefully Tea Party candidates will run in respective primaries and they will either win or lose. And...
  • Only Sarah Palin can Derail Mitt Romney [Interesting Tea Leaves]

    06/04/2011 10:32:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    Pollinsider ^ | June 3, 2011 | pollinsider
    Only Sarah Palin can Derail Mitt RomneyPosted: June 3, 2011 | Author: pollinsider | Filed under: General | 1 Comment »So, I may be about to get Dick Morris on you, but my official prediction is that Obama will be facing either Romney or Palin in 2012. If Palin does not end up running, Mitt Romney wins the nomination.First, if Sarah Palin does not run, Mitt Romney will be the nominee. I believe she will but, but of course many in the establishment see “no signs” that she is interested in such a race. Polling suggest that, surprisingly, Mitt Romney...
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney

    06/03/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 331 replies
    Townhall/Reuters ^ | 6/3/2011 | Ros Krasny
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • VANITY Sarah Palin's Strategy to Win Nomination

    06/02/2011 8:09:42 PM PDT · by Dr. Sivana · 45 replies
    self | 6/2/2011 | self
    I believe that Palin's appearance in Boston and New Hampshire today, combined with what she said, has revealed her strategy to win the nomination. I predict that Palin will pretty much leave Ron Raul, Tim Pawlenty, Herman Cain, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich alone. Her attacks on other candidates' positions will be attacks on Romney 90+% of the time. The reason is very simple. In a two man race, if one of the candidates is Romney, the other one wins. Oh, Romney will win the Boston bedroom communities in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and a couple of Mormon...
  • Palin in New Hampshire tomorrow on the same day as Romney announcement for running for President

    06/01/2011 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    Real Clear Politics Reporter Scott Conroy. RealClearScott Palin in NH tomorrow on Romney's announcement day. Total coincidence. Just like her planned IA & SC visits. Oh boy it's on!
  • When It Comes to Governor Palin, Not Knowing Isn’t Not Happening

    05/27/2011 8:39:13 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 24 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | Friday May 27, 2011 | Sheya
    In an article for the Washington Examiner Byron York writes: “The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president,” says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. “She’s making money, she’s moved on, she’s kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run.”“I don’t think she’s going to run,” says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. “She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she’s doing now and say that she’s found a way...
  • When it comes to Palin, ignore the ‘experts’ (" like a guerrilla insurgent fighting the Redcoats")

    05/27/2011 9:55:00 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Friday May 27, 2011 | Matthew Lewis
    The insiders are largely agreed: Sarah Palin isn’t really running for president. She is more interested in making money and getting publicity. So her movie, bus tour, and poll numbers mean nothing. Zero. Nada. The best example of this is probably found in Byron York’s column today: “The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president,” says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. “She’s making money, she’s moved on, she’s kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run.”...
  • Romney stays above the fray (Sycophant alert)

    05/08/2011 2:19:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 8, 2011 | Joshua Green
    Mitt Romney sits at or near the top of almost every poll of likely Republican presidential candidates. He hasn’t worked hard for the distinction. While others swarm the early primary states, he has mostly stayed away. He’s the rare Republican hopeful not currently or recently employed by Fox News. In fact, he rarely appears on television at all. He’ll skip tonight’s Republican debate in South Carolina. And who knows? He may skip the next one, too. Romney has put the “invisible” in the invisible primary. Let’s give him his due: that looks more and more like a presidential-caliber decision. There...
  • Mitt Romney under siege: can the GOP’s one-time frontrunner survive?

    04/21/2011 2:10:48 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/21/2011 | Stewart Lawrence
    Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism — even before he contemplated his second run for the presidency. But thanks to the Tea Party, he’s also under serious fire for his 2006 Massachusetts health care plan, which his conservative critics liken to Obamacare — dubbing it “Romneycare” — since both plans mandate individual health coverage and expand the reach of Medicaid... ...Obama, and his close friend and political ally, current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who says Romney’s plan is working “brilliantly,” expanding affordable health coverage to nearly 98% of the state’s residents. The...
  • Romney tells donors he's unsure on entitlements fight (who still wants this joker?)

    04/12/2011 1:51:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 34 replies
    Pollutico ^ | Tuesday April 12, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney surprised donors this morning at the Harvard Club in New York with an ambivalent answer to the question of whether America is ready to seriously alter its large entitlement programs. Romney, speaking to more than 100 donors and supporters at the private breakfast, responded to a question from his supporters on the issue. "I don't know," he replied, according to a source in the room, before going on to warn that Social Security and Medicare are -- in the source's paraphrase -- "basically the third rails in politics and he doesn’t know if we’re going...
  • ROMNEY TO NH: WE NEED A NEW PRESIDENT

    03/05/2011 11:12:46 AM PST · by tirednvirginia · 57 replies
    Headline on Drudge with link to article on Politico. Somebody is finally saying it even if it is Romney.
  • GOP may need a RINO to beat Obama (He's afraid a Third Party bid will give BHO another term)

    03/02/2011 3:25:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Dansville-Genesee Country Express ^ | March 2, 2011 | Kent Bush
    Unless you have been involved in an airplane crash in the mountains and have had no food for days –– and some would argue even then –– cannibalism is a bad option. So why has it become such a popular pastime for the Republican Party? The candidates who are admitting they might run against President Barack Obama in 2012 have almost no chance at competing with him –– much less making him a one-term president. If the Republicans are serious about beating Obama, they need a conservative who can exist closer to the middle of the political spectrum. Ron Paul...
  • Sarah Palin Wins On National Security, Mitt Romney Hurts On Social Issues

    02/24/2011 1:19:52 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Time Magazine / CNN ^ | February 24, 2011 | Michael Scherer
    Gallup keeps bringing the hits. Today it has a breakdown of early Republican primary polls by the top issues among potential voters. First the qualification: Primary polls this early are poor indicators of results. At this point in 2007, Rudy Giuliani led the GOP field and Hillary Clinton had a virtual lock on the Democratic nomination. But these polls do show us something about how the candidates are viewed, and whom they appeal to. With that said, there are some notable results here. Mitt Romney still does badly among those who social issues as the biggest issue in 2012, as...
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • Poor Mitt Romney upstaged by fake Sarah Palin.

    02/11/2011 11:10:31 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    A highlight: Shortly after unlovable Mitt finished speaking, he was upstaged by Sarah Palin, who isn't even attending the conference. A Palin look-alike (a pretty good one, actually) entered the ballroom and immediately attracted a massive crowd. For a moment, everyone thought it was a surprise appearance by the one candidate all the (non-Ron Paul supporting) attendees are actually excited by.
  • A big warning sign for Mitt Romney (many past supporters not in a rush to support him)

    01/28/2011 7:49:37 AM PST · by Bigtigermike · 40 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday January 28, 2011 | Jonathan Martin
    An array of Republican heavyweights who backed Mitt Romney’s 2008 presidential bid are not yet committed to - and in some cases, downright skeptical of - the former Massachusetts governor’s all-but-certain 2012 campaign. In each of the traditional early states, top Romney supporters from the last campaign tell POLITICO that they’re hesitant to get behind the nearest thing the GOP has to a frontrunner. His difficulties are particularly acute in Iowa and South Carolina, where his former enthusiasts say they have not heard from him, believe he may be intent on downplaying the states in his second White House run...
  • Why it's possible to skip Iowa and still win [Left pimping Romney 'til he gets nominated]

    01/27/2011 2:40:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 16 replies
    Salon's War Room ^ | January 27, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    Make what you will of this, but National Journal's Reid Wilson is reporting that Mitt Romney and his team are thinking about sitting out next year's Iowa caucuses: Though there is no official campaign, and no strategy decisions have been finalized, Romney’s team has considered running a very different race from the last one. After Romney spent millions of dollars and a huge chunk of time in Iowa, only to finish behind former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, his strategists have spoken with potential consultants about the prospect of skipping Iowa altogether this time and launching a campaign from New Hampshire....
  • Romney Steers Clear of Tea Party

    01/21/2011 9:42:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 21, 2011 | Dan Weil
    You might expect that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, one of the top likely candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, would cozy up to tea party followers anytime he can. But he’s actually steering clear of the movement, The Boston Globe reports. “Romney for the most part is inaccessible,’’ says Andrew Hemingway, chairman of New Hampshire’s Republican Liberty Caucus. “[Minnesota Gov. Tom] Pawlenty, I could call him right now and say, ‘Let’s have coffee.’” Romney has kept his distance from tea party activists in key primary states, including the state viewed as a must win for him – New...
  • Romney keeps away from Tea Party

    01/21/2011 12:55:22 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/21/11 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Tea Party movement activist Andrew Hemingway is not lacking in contact with likely presidential candidates. He’s talked hockey with Tim Pawlenty. He sat down with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum at the Concord Country Club. And plans are in the works for Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to appear before a group of Hemingway’s fellow conservatives. the notable exception among the field of would-be GOP presidential contenders? Mitt Romney. “Romney for the most part is inaccessible,’’ said Hemingway, a Bristol resident who is chairman of the state’s Republican Liberty Caucus. “Pawlenty, I could call him right now...
  • Romney’s team gets ready [To spend more $$]

    01/14/2011 11:17:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies · 1+ views
    The Belmont Citizen-Herald ^ | January 14, 2011 | Patrick Ball
    Belmont, Mass. — Long before it came time to actually choose a career, Peter Flaherty knew he wanted do so something exciting. “In Massachusetts, you kind of grow up with two things in your blood: sports and politics,” said Flaherty, a Belmont resident and father of three. “When I realized I was not going to be a professional athlete, I realized politics was the adult equivalent of professional sports.” Flaherty has always found room for public service in his professional life, which has seen him prosecute homicides, produce big-budget children’s movies and serve as a senior advisor to then-Gov. Mitt...
  • GOP Consultant: Smart Republican Opponents Hope Palin Runs [Bushie McRomney-ite]

    12/28/2010 11:18:45 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies · 4+ views
    National Public Radio's The Two-Way ^ | December 28, 2010 | Mark Memmott
    As some like to say, the 2012 presidential campaign began the day after the 2010 midterm elections. And with the bulk of the action on the Republican side as contenders start lining up to challenger President Obama, it's not too soon to start speculating about who's most likely going to be at the top of the GOP ticket. Republican strategist Mike Murphy has worked on the campaigns of Sen. John McCain, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and others. He tells Morning Edition guest host Linda Wertheimer that Romney and current Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels now...
  • The GOP's 2012 presidential conundrum-Candidates usually polishing their credentials by now....

    12/13/2010 7:01:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 2+ views
    The London Guardian ^ | December 13, 2010 | Alex Slater
    Missing: Republicans. Must be willing to declare candidacy for president of the United States. Missed terribly. Last seen dancing with the Tea Party movement. What's going on? Usually, by now in the "campaign cycle" (shortly after the midterm elections), at least a handful of candidates have declared their intention to run for president to much fanfare. But for the Republicans this time around, nobody is ready to announce. They're not even close. Yes, of course, there are names being floated around: Mike Huckabee, Mitt Romney, Haley Barbour and – needless to say – Sarah "the Barracuda" Palin. But nobody seems...