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  • Erick Erickson: 'I think the time has come for Mitt Romney'

    05/25/2016 6:30:49 AM PDT · by kddid · 67 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/20/16 | Brianna Gurciullo
    Not only does Erick Erickson want Mitt Romney to restart a search for a third-party candidate to challenge Donald Trump, he also wants Romney to consider being that person. The conservative blogger wrote for The Resurgent on Friday that he would "gladly work for a Romney Presidency given the choices between" Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton and Trump. . . . Romney has also refused to back the presumptive Republican nominee, attacking Trump for refusing to release his tax returns and previously saying "Trumpism has become associated with racism, misogyny, bigotry, xenophobia, vulgarity and, most recently, threats and violence."
  • Reince Priebus re-elected chairman of the Republican National Committee (RINO insanity...)

    01/25/2013 12:45:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    Wash Post ^ | 1/25/13 | Rachel Weiner
    Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus has been overwhelmingly re-elected to his post by committee members.
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus Announces First Wave of Republican Convention Headliners

    08/06/2012 8:13:45 AM PDT · by JeepersFreepers · 93 replies
    Republican National Committee ^ | 8/6/12 | Reince Priebus
    Tampa, Fla. – Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus today announced the first list of headliners addressing the Republican National Convention August 27-30. Additional convention speakers, including the keynote, will be announced in the coming days and weeks. The speakers are: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, the first female governor of South Carolina and the youngest sitting governor in the United States; Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, the 44th governor of Arkansas and 2008 presidential candidate is a NY Times best-selling author, radio and television show host; Ohio Governor John Kasich, former House Budget Committee chairman; New Mexico Governor Susana...
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    04/15/2012 9:02:55 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies ^ | March 21, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    The Washington Times is usually pretty good, but they really blew this one. They claim that Romney is now getting Tea Party support. The writer for the Times either didn’t know better or engaged in some creative writing. Among other things, he claims that Freedomworks has dropped its opposition to Romney, something that Freedomworks denies. The Times in its blatant desire to see Romney as the nominee claims that Freedomworks launched the Tea Party movement. Ignoring the fact that is not true, I don’t think even Freedomworks makes that claim. They did help organize a big DC rally in 2009,...
  • Jeb Bush Endorses Mitt Romney

    03/21/2012 8:02:50 AM PDT · by sunmars · 103 replies · 1+ views
    ormer Florida Governor Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney after Romney’s lopsided win in Illinois Tuesday night. The former Florida Governor – a Republican heavyweight – called on members of the party to coalesce behind Romney. “Congratulations to Governor Mitt Romney on his win last night and to all the candidates for a hard fought, thoughtful debate and primary season,” said Bush in a statement. “Primary elections have been held in thirty-four states, and now is the time for Republicans to unite behind Governor Romney and take our message of fiscal conservatism and job creation to all voters this fall. I...
  • Ann Coulter: RINO?!

    03/14/2012 5:23:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 03/14/2012 | Noah Kristula-Green
    Ann Coulter seems to be continuing her flirtations with RINOism. First she defended Romneycare. Now she is taking on the Conservative Pundit-Fox News-Complex. Here is the latest heresy from Coulter, courtesy of Jeff Poor: “And just a more corporate problem is I think our party and particularly our movement, the conservative movement, does have more of a problem with con men and charlatans than the Democratic Party,” she said. “I mean, the incentives seem to be set up to allow people — as long as you have a band of a few million fanatical followers, you can make money....
  • McCain to Romney critics: 'Lighten up!'

    03/11/2012 9:45:37 AM PDT · by bkopto · 64 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 9, 2012 | Josh Fatzick
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Friday defended GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney from critics who mocked him for calling himself an "unofficial Southerner" at a campaign stop the previous day. "Now they’re attacking Romney for joking about learning to say “y’all”? According to the left, no one can have a sense of humor - lighten up!" In Mississippi, Romney told the crowd that his bodyguard, a Mississippi native, was turning him into an "unofficial Southerner." "I'm learning to say 'y'all' and I like grits, and strange things are happening to me!" the former Massachusetts governor added. Critics were quick to...
  • LIVE: Wyoming Caucus Results, Mitt Romney Beating Ron Paul

    03/10/2012 3:25:49 PM PST · by VU4G10 · 16 replies ^ | mar. 2012
    Saturday 5:51 p.m. With 78% reporting, Romney is holding on to his strong lead in Wyoming Caucus with 49% of the vote.
  • Eric Cantor endorses Mitt Romney (Another GOP-e sellout...)

    03/04/2012 6:37:44 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/4/12 | Newscore
    House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) endorsed Mitt Romney's presidential bid on NBC's "Meet the Press" on Sunday morning.
  • How to Beat Obama

    02/27/2012 5:53:49 AM PST · by Daffynition · 20 replies
    In an American election focused on a lousy economy and high unemployment, conventional wisdom holds that foreign policy is one of Barack Obama's few strong suits. But the president is strikingly vulnerable in this area. The Republican who leads the GOP ticket can attack him on what Obama mistakenly thinks is his major strength by translating the center-right critique of his foreign policy into campaign themes and action. Here's how to beat him.
  • A brokered GOP convention in Tampa? Prospect no longer looks inconceivable

    02/26/2012 1:58:34 AM PST · by Ron C. · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/26/12 | Adam C. Smith
    Jeb Bush calls it an unbelievable scenario. Karl Rove says life on Pluto is more likely. Still, national Republican Party officials and attorneys are quietly preparing for a prospect that no longer looks inconceivable: By the time thousands of Republicans converge for their convention Aug. 27-30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, they will not have a nominee. "Everybody that says they've got a crystal ball about the 2012 presidential election should have their head examined," said Phil Musser, a Republican strategist supporting Mitt Romney. "There have been more loops in this race than the roller coaster at Space Mountain,...
  • Does Romney really have a lead over Santorum in Michigan? (Short answer: No)

    02/25/2012 9:27:36 AM PST · by Brices Crossroads · 55 replies
    02/25/2012 | Brices Crossroads
    I have watched as the predictable polls have been produced showing Mitt Romney creeping back into the lead in Michigan by the exiguous margin of 1.6% according to the RealClear Politics Average. But is Willard Mitt Romney really ahead or not? No one knows for certain but I have done a little analysis of the polling during this primary season and have come away with several salient factoids. The first is that Romney nearly always overpolls. He was narrowly ahead in Iowa by 1.3% and he lost by .1%. His lead in New Hampshire was 20, while his margin of...
  • As Romney flags . . . Republicans roar for red meat

    02/12/2012 11:27:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 12, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    Mitt Romney’s twin wins over the weekend in the Maine caucuses and the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual straw poll leave the GOP presidential-nomination race right where it’s been all along — in trouble and waiting for a Prince Charming. In Maine, Romney won with 39.2 percent of the vote, less than four points ahead of Ron Paul. The principal “not-Romneys” — Paul and Rick Santorum — took 53 percent of the roughly 5,600 nonbinding votes cast, about 2 percent of the state’s Republican electorate. Romney’s numbers were similar in the CPAC poll, in which he grabbed 38 percent of...
  • Santorum takes 15 per cent lead – but watch out for a furious Romney negative ad campaign

    02/11/2012 11:40:23 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 26 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 2/11/12 | Mike Smithson
    There is a new national poll of Republican primary voters just out from Public Policy Polling which has some good news for Rick Santorum the ex-Pennsylvania senator who on Tuesday beat Mitt Romney in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. -snip- The immediate worry for the Santorum campaign is that they are likely to be on the end of a furious negative advertising campaign ahead of the Arizona and Michigan primaries at the end of the month. That is how the Romney team dealt with others who threatened their position and what is likely to happen now.
  • Is Santorum ready for the fire to come his way?

    02/08/2012 1:44:57 PM PST · by VinL · 59 replies
    Rick Santorum is about to see the kitchen sink up-close. So far he hasn’t been a threat, so he hasn’t faced much harsh scrutiny, much less the attacks that are about to come his way. His candidacy is for real, and Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney both know it. While Gingrich thought he could isolate Romney and become his lone real competitor, yesterday’s results, combined with a deflating Gingrich campaign, have allowed Santorum to leapfrog Gingrich as the more viable Romney alternative today. It’s not in Gingrich’s nature to give up. Attacking Romney hasn’t gotten him to where he thought...
  • Romney will take tougher approach to Santorum, adviser says (Drudge-Rhoades, GOP-e prepping smears?)

    02/08/2012 9:51:40 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 80 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/8/12 | Rachel Streitfeld
    As Rick Santorum counted up his victories Tuesday night, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney signaled the campaign would take a tougher approach toward his resurgent rival and portray him as a Washington insider.
  • Mitt Romney Is Driving Others Away, Too

    02/03/2012 4:23:43 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 150 replies
    The Scratching Post ^ | February 3, 2012 | K T Cat
    Over at Hot Air, Wolf Howling penned a comment that perfectly sums up my feelings about the Florida primary. I’ve spent the last few weeks watching Romney run the most intellectually dishonest campaign against Gingrich that I could imagine. Romney isn’t making the case that he has a better conservative pedigree, nor that his vision for America is superior or more conservative than Gingrich’s. He spent 17 million doing nothing but trying to delegitimize and demonize Gingrich with gross distortions of history. I haven’t seen anything like this since what the left did to Sarah Palin. And the last time...
  • The Case for Romney - A president who owes you is better than.....

    02/03/2012 3:38:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 100 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 3, 2012 | Jonah Goldberg
    The Case for Romney - A president who owes you is better than one who owns you. [BIG snip] Let me try to offer some solace. Even if Romney is a Potemkin conservative (a claim I think has merit but is also exaggerated), there is an instrumental case to be made for him: It is better to have a president who owes you than to have one who claims to own you. A President Romney would be on a very short leash. A President Gingrich would probably chew through his leash in the first ten minutes of his presidency and...
  • Panicked GOP insiders land in bizarro world

    01/30/2012 5:15:21 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 140 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Jan 30, 2012 | By Dr. Milton R. Wolf
    The 2012 Republican primary race has passed well beyond the rabbit hole into some extra-dimensional bizarro world where up is down, black is white and the allies of the candidate who disavowed Reaganism would have us believe that the leader of the “second stage of the Reagan Revolution” is somehow insufficiently Reaganesque. It’s no secret that the GOP establishment backs Mitt Romney. The same folks who gave us John McCain and Bob Dole have picked their winner. When Mr. Romney is down, their panic shows. They start floating desperate ideas like late-entry candidates or a brokered convention. They also pull...
  • Drudge, conservative media criticize Newt Gingrich (Drudge pulls an Oprah on his loyal readers...)

    01/26/2012 6:12:09 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 160 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/26/11 | JIM VANDEHEI and MIKE ALLEN
    Newt Gingrich better hope voters who lapped up his delicious hits on the “elite media” and liberals don’t read the Drudge Report this morning. Or the National Review. Or the American Spectator. Or Ann Coulter. If they do, Gingrich comes off looking like a dangerous, anti-Reagan, Clintonian fraud. It’s as if the conservative media over the past 24 hours decided Gingrich is for real, and they need to come clean about the man they really know before it’s too late.
  • Romney surrogate says Gingrich could cost GOP control of Congress

    01/22/2012 12:45:07 PM PST · by Qbert · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/12 | Cameron Joseph
    COLUMBIA, S.C. — A new surrogate for Mitt Romney warned Saturday night that if Newt Gingrich is the nominee he could give Democrats united control of Congress. Henry Barbour, a top Rick Perry fundraiser who endorsed Mitt Romney after the Texas governor dropped out, said Gingrich could not beat President Obama and would cost Republicans many House and Senate seats. Barbour told The Hill that endorsing Romney and coming to his South Carolina rally was a "very easy decision" because of Gingrich, who he said would turn the presidential race from a referendum on Obama into "the adventures of Newt...
  • Breaking News: Jon Huntsman to withdraw from GOP race, campaign spokesman confirms

    01/15/2012 6:33:34 PM PST · by Perdogg · 278 replies
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  • The Romney Con

    01/07/2012 4:42:55 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | InflationUS
    Don't be conned into nominating Mitt Romney.
  • Romney Edges Santorum in Iowa (24.6% for Romney, down from 25.2% in 2008

    01/04/2012 4:32:53 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 20 replies
    The Virginian Pilot ^ | 1/4/2012 | Bill Nichols
    Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum by a mere 8 votes in Tuesday's caucuses - a margin that amounted to a tie in the crucial opening act in the 2012 presidential race and propelled the newly reshaped contest to New Hampshire and beyond... The final count, as reported by Iowa GOP chairman Matt Strawn showed Romney winning 30,015 votes to Santorum's 30,007 votes, or 24.6 percent to 24.5 percent. Paul finished with 21.4 percent.
  • Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    01/01/2012 10:59:11 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 1, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear Iowa Caucus participants, You have been told for the better part of year now who it is that you must choose. Beltway insiders have insisted upon thrusting establishment candidates upon you. Libertarian anarchists have swopped into your state shouting that you must support Ron Paul, while toking on the marijuana they soon believe President Paul will make legal. You've been openly mocked by Governor John Huntsman from Utah--who ironically seeks your support. Ann Coulter has defied every conservative principal she's ever espoused by trying to brainwash you into thinking that Mitt Romney is the best that you have to...
  • Ossified Republican Establishment KNOWS Gingrich Stands Ready to Cream Clark Kent

    01/01/2012 10:28:25 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 38 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | January 1, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    And they're pulling out all the stops to prevent it... Even in the wake of a really unprecedented series of attacks on Newt Gingrich from Team Mittens, the GOP Beltway suits, and allied media types, the Georgia doughboy stands up a couple points nationally... while the upcoming primary slate still seems to heavily favor a Gingrich nomination. You scoff? OK, assume worse-case for Newt in Iowa (although one fresh poll still has him right at the top, with many undecideds expected to break back Gingrich's way).  Then -say- Newt scores a second or third in NH... he won't be doing any...
  • Bush Senior Backs Romney for President, Snubs Perry

    12/22/2011 11:38:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 93 replies
    National Journal ^ | December 22, 2011 | Staff
    Less than two weeks before Iowa Republicans make their crucial caucus choices on the night of Jan. 3, George H.W. Bush offered words of support, if not an official endorsement, to an old friend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a story today in the Houston Chronicle. “I think Romney is the best choice for us,” former President Bush told the newspaper. “I like Perry, but he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere; he’s not surging forward.” The former president’s choice is a blow to native son Rick Perry, the Texas governor who has had a long-standing feud with...
  • Gingrich Is Inspiring—and Disturbing ( A Noonan Kerfuffle)

    12/10/2011 7:44:58 AM PST · by yoe · 100 replies
    WSJ ^ | December 10, 2011 | PEGGY NOONAN
    I had a friend once who amused herself thinking up bumper stickers for states. The one she made up for California was brilliant. "California: It's All True." It is so vast and sprawling a place, so rich and various, that whatever you've heard about its wildness, weirdness and wonders, it's true. That's the problem with Newt Gingrich: It's all true. It's part of the reason so many of those who know him are anxious about the thought of his becoming president. It's also why people are looking at him, thinking about him, considering him as president. Ethically dubious? True. Intelligent...
  • Coburn Blasts Gingrich, Found His Leadership ‘Lacking’ as House Speaker

    12/04/2011 8:43:32 AM PST · by BarnacleCenturion · 85 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/04/11 | Erik Wasson
    Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said Sunday that he cannot support GOP presidential frontrunner Newt Gingrich because the former House speaker lacks leadership skills. “I am not inclined to be a supporter of Newt Gingrich’s having served under him for four years and experienced his leadership. Because I found it lacking often times,” Coburn said on Fox News Sunday. The Oklahoma senator served in the House of Representatives from 1995 to 2001. “There’s all kind of leaders, leaders that instill confidence and leaders that are somewhat abrupt, leaders that have one standard for the people that they are leading and a...
  • Consensus breaking out: Not Newt

    12/04/2011 6:04:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 209 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 4, 2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    On Friday, I suggested that Republicans “could pull a name out of a hat and find a more consistent and personally stable conservative” than Newt Gingrich. Many smart conservatives seem to agree. (VictorDavisHanson points out that with Gingrich as the nominee the GOP would forfeit the “crony capitalism” issue; No one has been a bigger crony than he.) The latest and perhaps brightest warning flare to the right is sent up by GeorgeWill. There are too many delicious lines in his column from which to choose a favorite. (e.g.,“There is almost artistic vulgarity in Gingrich’s unrepented role as a hired...
  • Mitt Romney's hostile takeover of the right

    11/16/2011 4:58:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-16 | Brent Budowsky
    For Mitt Romney this is like the good old days at Bain Capital, except this time his takeover involves not another company but the Republican Party. In fact, Romney is seeking a hostile takeover of the conservative movement, methodically moving to take over Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and finally Newt Gingrich. Conservatives might remember what Romney did after he took over companies. You did not want to be a worker in a firm Romney took over. He liked layoffs. I now expect Romney to move fast to the right for a few weeks while...
  • Mitt Romney Will Win Iowa Caucus, Predicts GOP Insider

    11/12/2011 3:40:50 PM PST · by TBBT · 64 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 11/11/2011 | John Batchelor
    Mitt Romney doesn’t generate enthusiasm from the conservative base, according to one GOP insider, but he’ll still take the upcoming Iowa caucus. The big winner, though, is Fox News. “It’s gonna be Romney, and the party is miserable,” observed a Republican agent just back from the presidential contest in Iowa. “One day Bachmann, the next day Perry, then another day Cain, now Newt. The flavor of the day will pass. Why do many Fox contributors become candidates? It gets you in the debates and polls. But it doesn’t stick. Iowa is about paying an organization to show up. They are...
  • Romney So Far: No Core Beliefs, Many Flip-Flops

    10/26/2011 4:14:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | October 26, 2011 | DOUGLAS MACKINNON
    Is there anyone sane left in the GOP establishment? Does plain old common sense and gut instinct no longer matter to those who purport to speak for the party? Have conservative principles and traditional values become nothing more than meaningless rhetoric to those so desperate to hang on to imagined power? As the Republican establishment lines up like lemmings behind Mitt Romney, it would be illuminating and in fact critical to look at the news for just the last couple of days with regard to this untethered and pliable candidate. A good place to start would be Romney refusing to...
  • Meghan McCain is still team Romney (Baby McCain bashes Michele Bachmann)

    09/09/2011 9:56:50 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 2011-09-09
    As a guest on Glamour magazine's recent panel for 20-somethings at Barnard College, Meghan McCain said, “I think the idea of a Romney president, as much as it will probably piss off everyone in this room, is a lot more feasible than you think with Obama’s numbers right now. But the thing about politics is it’s not over till it’s over, but I don’t think Michele Bachmann is going to be the nominee.”
  • ANN Coulter + LAURA Ingraham = PALIN ENVY

    09/08/2011 10:46:53 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 238 replies
    9/8/2011 | vanity
    Ann Coulter + Laura Ingraham = two Ivy League BA holding women w/ law school degrees who at some point in their life, likely dreamt of holding high political office (Coulter almost ran for Congress in Connecticut!)--but neither had the courage to challenge the old boy establishments of which they hail from, so they instead "followed the rules of the system" (as ivy leaguers are trained to do) and settled for the sole outlets by which feminist-minded women (the conformist breed of feminist) can gain the kind of stature they were desiring: This meant settling for something "easier" and less...
  • Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    09/01/2011 12:30:00 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 72 replies
    National Journal (via Drudge) ^ | 9/1/11 | Taylor West and Peter Bell
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll.
  • Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012

    09/01/2011 10:19:26 AM PDT · by KansasGirl · 94 replies
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll. Many Republican Insiders acknowledged Perry's appeal to conservatives but questioned his ability to win over independent voters. "Perry can fire up the base, but this election will be won in the middle, not on the fringes," said one. Said another, "Having trouble ID-ing a...
  • Former Wall Street Obama Backers Switch to Romney (Big wigs and power brokers for Romney)

    08/24/2011 4:40:59 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 28 replies
    The Blaze ^ | August 23rd | Jessie Abrams
    A large group of 2008 Barack Obama supporters are now banking on Mitt Romney for the upcoming presidential election. That’s according to a report from Fox News that says a shift in Wall Street support could mean as much as a $150,000 boost for Romney’s campaign. “I think Romney could at least split Wall Street with Obama, which is something McCain really didn’t do,” said Charlie Gasparino, a reporter for Fox Business News. None of the expected bank presidents showed up to a recent fundraiser for President Obama, he added.
  • More votes for Perry than Palin in Iowa Straw Poll

    08/13/2011 5:35:56 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 353 replies
    Rick Perry who just announced his candidacy received more votes than Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. How much longer can Palin just drive around the country not doing much of anything and still expect to run for POTUS? A potential candidate without the organization to even manage 100 write in votes looks really really bad.
  • Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters

    06/16/2011 7:13:38 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 60 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 16, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters Thursday, June 16, 2011 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to lead the race for the Republican nomination, but Michele Bachmann has surged into second place following her Monday night entry into the campaign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters, taken following the candidates’ Monday night debate, shows Romney earning 33% support, with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann a surprise second at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain is in third place with 10% of the vote. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up nine percent...
  • Romney: “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party”

    06/14/2011 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/14/2011 | Alex Pappas
    “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.”
  • George Will: Everyone Knows Sarah Palin Should Not Be Trusted With Nuclear Weapons

    05/29/2011 1:58:02 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 107 replies
    Mediate ^ | Sunday May 29, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    With Sarah Palin fever sweeping across the media again, persistent Palin critic and conservative commentator George Will clearly was not excited by the speculation surrounding her potential run for President. Donna Brazile, Jonathan Karl and Ed Gillespie joined in on the conversation, yet Will had the most pointed remarks regarding how Palin is a “genius at manipulating” the infinite media attention she receives. Christiane Amanpour began the segment commenting “no one steals a show like Sarah Palin,” and while Will admits she will have a huge impact on the nomination process if she does decide to run, he still dismisses...
  • No Surprise: RINO Meghan McCain wants RINO Romney or RINO Huntsman to be President

    05/27/2011 1:41:15 AM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 18 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | May 27th | Henry D'Andrea
    “Umm, I think the Tea Party is dying out a little, but you know I am moderate and I really want a Republican in office, but we have to really start to be realistic about the kind of times were living in. And EXTREMISM just isn’t going to work.“ Really Meghan? The Tea Party is extreme? The only reason your RINO father did as well as he did in 2008 was because of Sarah Palin. Go have fun cheerleading for Mittens and that other RINO Huntsman. video at link
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "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 to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • Romney has it all — except GOP stalwart support

    05/19/2011 2:25:41 AM PDT · by South40 · 24 replies
    YahooNews (AP) ^ | 5/18/2011 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    DALLAS – Mitt Romney has all the trappings of a GOP presidential front-runner except for one important thing: enthusiasm from party activists. Romney raised a remarkable $10.25 million on Monday; Republican officials from across the nation meeting the next day in Dallas mostly shrugged. In nearly two dozen interviews at the Republican National Committee's spring meeting, no one fully embraced Romney, and several said they'd like to see other candidates enter the race.
  • Romney phone bank raises $10.25M in a single day

    05/16/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 61 replies
    Mitt Romney wants his money to show his might. The all-but-declared Republican presidential contender, who has kept his head low for much of the year as he collected cash, raised $10.25 million in a single day Monday after bringing together his network of wealthy donors to dial for dollars in a city with no shortage of them. It's a hefty one-day total that Romney's team hopes will show his strength in the emerging GOP field. Romney's phone bank fundraiser at the Las Vegas Convention Center, much like one during his first attempt at the Republican nomination, was the centerpiece of...
  • Romney raises $10.25M today

    05/16/2011 2:57:45 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 16, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Romney haul from National Call Day in Vegas: $10.25 million
  • For GOP: Pawlenty vs. Romney is the Main Event (RINO-licious!)

    05/01/2011 10:41:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | May 1, 2011 | David Frum
    Bill Kristol posts that he now believes that Mitch Daniels, Mike Huckabee and Michelle Bachmann will indeed all declare. The National Journal simultaneously reports that a Newt Gingrich declaration is imminent. Haley Barbour is definitely out. Marco Rubio is definitely out. Mitt Romney is clearly in. Tim Pawlenty is clearly in. Trump incredibly also seems inbound. Chris Christie, Sarah Palin, and Paul Ryan remain wild cards. Here’s one way to analyze what happens next. I sort the Republican candidates into three piles: CANDIDATES WHO COULD WIN THE NOMINATION Christie Pawlenty Ryan Romney (Bachmann is too obviously crazy. Daniels will be...
  • 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...
  • Former Sen. Bennett: GOP should be 'careful' before nominating Tea Partier

    02/26/2011 3:12:27 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Republicans must "be careful" before nominating a presidential candidate identified with the Tea Party movement, a veteran former senator said Friday evening. Former Sen. Robert Bennett (R-Utah) warned his party against nominating a candidate too quickly after the early caucuses and primaries, urging the GOP to instead pursue someone with more national appeal. "If you're going to nominate a national candidate, don't make the mistake of assuming that those who attend the early caucuses and the early primaries speak for the nation as a whole," Bennett said on Fox News. "If you're going to have a national candidate, you'd better...