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  • Romney Comes to the Rescue of the First Amendment? Give me a Break!

    04/04/2012 9:34:28 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | 3 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    There was quite a fuss this week over how ObamaCare will trample religious freedom by requiring religious hospitals, colleges and charities to provide insurance coverage for contraception, sterilization and the ”morning-after” abortion pill, all of which are opposed by the Catholic Church and the latter opposed by most protestant denominations. Romney stepped into the brouhaha by denouncing this action as an assault upon the First Amendment which, of course, guarantees the freedom to practice one’s religion without government interference. He even heroically said he would overturn such regulations if elected President. The problem with Romney’s bravado is that when he...
  • The Conservative Case Against Mitt Romney (2011 Edition)

    04/04/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies ^ | 18 Oct 2011 | John Hawkins
    It’s no accident that Mitt Romney has done so well during this election cycle. He has excellent name recognition, he’s extremely well organized, he’s a great fundraiser, he’s become a polished debater, and he’s not gaffe prone. His business experience doesn’t hurt either, although it is worth noting that the only reason he’s able to brag that he’s not a “career politician” is because he lost to Ted Kennedy for the Senate and probably would have lost in 2008 had he run for governor of Massachusetts again. All that being said, there’s a reason why Mitt Romney has been unable...
  • Romney's fundraisers are quietly amassing millions

    04/04/2012 7:46:42 AM PDT · by throwback · 35 replies
    WSJ AP ^ | March 27, 2012 | Jack Gillum, Brett J. Blackledge and Steve Peoples
    WASHINGTON — A few weeks before the Republican primary in Florida in January, the billionaire owner of the NFL's Miami Dolphins hosted a fundraiser for Mitt Romney at his oceanfront home in Palm Beach. The average voter wouldn't know about the event at the home of Stephen Ross because Romney's campaign doesn't follow the practice of other major presidential candidates who have willingly identified big-money fundraisers and the amounts they collect. A review by The Associated Press of campaign records and other documents reveals hints about the vast national network of business leaders bringing in millions to elect Romney. The...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this year’s VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should “go rogue” with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBS’s This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • Sarah Palin’s ‘rogue’ pick for VP: Allen West

    04/04/2012 6:46:56 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 28 replies
    The subtly leftwing website, Politico ^ | 4/3/12 | Mackenzie Weinger
    The former vice presidential candidate told Fox News’s Sean Hannity on Tuesday that the Florida Republican would be a great choice for the 2012 ticket. She argued that the eventual presidential nominee shouldn’t “think they have to go with somebody necessarily safe.” Read more:
  • Democrats Accuse Romney Campaign Of Trading Sandwiches For Votes (VIDEO)

    04/04/2012 4:11:11 AM PDT · by Brown Deer · 14 replies
    WISN ^ | April 3, 2012 | WISN
    The Democratic Party claims that candidate Mitt Romney broke the law at a Waukesha sub shop.
  • Romney Wins -yeah

    04/03/2012 7:10:44 PM PDT · by Dogbert41 · 66 replies
    no source | today | Self
    Just saw Romney's acceptance speech. Just when you though America couldn't get in the stuff any deeper. How utterly sad that this is the best we can come up with.
  • Five Ways Conservatives Will Have to Sell Their Souls if Romney Wins

    04/03/2012 6:49:25 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 174 replies ^ | 17 Jan 2012 | John Hawkins
    If you were trying to come up with the most atrocious candidate imaginable to go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama in 2012, you couldn’t do much better than Mitt Romney. He was an unpopular moderate governor who lost 2 out of the 3 major elections he’s run in and whose signature issue Romneycare is an enormous failure. Moreover, he’s so uninspiring that he makes Bob Dole look like Ronald Reagan and that’s before you consider his incessant flip-flopping that makes it impossible to really know where he stands on any issue. Romney’s candidacy also runs counter to almost every political trend...
  • Romney picks up two wins in Republican race (Maryland and Washington, D.C called for Mitt)

    04/03/2012 6:27:33 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Reuters ^ | 04/03/2012 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney won contests in Maryland and Washington, D.C. on Tuesday to tighten his grip on the race for the Republican presidential nomination and looked to land a big blow on rival Rick Santorum with an expected victory in Wisconsin. It was a strong start for the front-runner on a big day in the Republican search for a candidate to send against Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. Television networks projected that the former Massachusetts Governor Romney was the easy winner over Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul in Maryland. NBC predicted Romney also won in the...
  • Today, Santorum's next last chance, Wisconsin; But then what?

    04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 3, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Today's politics schedule looks like a snoozer. But wait! There's more! The primaries in Maryland (37) and the District of Columbia (19) look largely safely in Mitt Romney's delegate column, adding to his existing 568. Wisconsin too (42), although Rick Santorum has campaigned hard there. Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest. He plans an election night event in Wisconsin, usually a strong sign that internal polls indicate a likely win. But even if the Pennsylvanian pulled off a Badger upset, he'd still have less than...
  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Romney Projected Winner in MD

    04/03/2012 5:22:46 PM PDT · by parksstp · 39 replies
    CNN ^ | 04-03-2012 | CNN Live Results
    Harford County going 2-1 for Romney, means the 1st District is lost. Santorum only winning tiny Garrett at the moment in the 6th, but in all likelihood looks to be a sweep of all the delegates for Romney and possible majority win.
  • Do voters know Romney’s views on Global Warming?

    04/03/2012 4:53:24 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies ^ | 18 Feb 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    Early on in the 2012 campaign Mitt Romney expressed support for global warming in various ways, the typical comment being this: “I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that.” He holds this belief despite the growing body of evidence that global warming theory is based upon false assumptions and despite the last two winters being among the coldest in recent history. Romney has also called for the Federal government to “reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases,” which is code, of course, for creating massive new government programs despite America’s air...
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Why Mittcare Makes Mitt Romney An Ineffective Presidential Candidate

    04/03/2012 2:23:01 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    It’s no secret that I take a very dim view of Mitt Romney . If you want to know why, here’s a 2007 piece I wrote called The Conservative Case Against Mitt Romney. Still, back in 2007, I generally considered Romneycare to be a political positive for Mitt. Mitt should be talking health care all the time. It’s a hot issue, he has done something with it before, and nobody else is addressing it very effectively. That’s not because I liked the program. It honestly didn’t turn out to be all that big of an issue one way or another...
  • Green socialists backing Romney campaign with huge donations

    04/03/2012 2:05:08 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies ^ | 6 Mar 2012 | Wintery Knight
    From Politico, a disturbing article about some of Mitt Romney’s donors. (H/T Doug Ross) Excerpt: Will Mitt Romney flip-flop on climate change if he’s elected president? Some big donors are betting on it. Romney and his super PAC have taken millions from funders with strong green streaks — despite the fact that the former Massachusetts governor has run to the right in the primary, proclaiming doubts about global-warming science and trashing President Barack Obama’s greenhouse gas emissions policies. Julian Robertson, founder of the Tiger Management hedge fund, helped put cap-and-trade legislation on the map with $60 million in contributions over...
  • Why is Romney being supported by the Global Warming Crowd?

    04/03/2012 1:57:36 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies ^ | 12 Mar 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    How depressing. Conservatives remain divided this election cycle while the most liberal candidate for the GOP nomination in decades continues to pile up delegates. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Romney will govern to the left of George Bush – either one. Romney’s effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romney’s record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of America’s conservative “leadership” has decided to give Romney a pass. I posted a piece here a few weeks ago...
  • Ipsos: 85%-99% chance of Obama winning

    04/03/2012 1:43:21 PM PDT · by Fred · 55 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 040312 | Paul Bedard
    Mitt Romney’s slow but seemingly successful trudge to the GOP nomination aside, President Obama is a virtual lock to win a second term, according to a blockbuster election analysis by Ipsos. The bottom line, said Ipsos’ polling director Clifford Young: If Obama’s weak approval rating stays at 47 percent, there is an 85 percent chance he wins reelection. Should it rise to 50 percent or better, which is the goal of the Obama-Biden campaign, he stands a 99 percent chance of winning. “The Republican primaries are nothing more than an interesting side-show to an eventual Obama victory,” said Young, managing...
  • 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    04/03/2012 1:41:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies ^ | John Hawkins
    Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance. He left office with an approval rating in the thirties and his signature achievement, Romneycare, was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that’s the case, it’s fair to ask what a Republican who’s not conservative and can’t even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same: Mitt Romney is supposed to be “the most electable” candidate. This is a baffling argument because many people just seem to assume it’s true, despite the plethora...
  • Timeline Documents Romney's Role in Creating Same-Sex "Marriages" (Nov. 23, 2006)

    04/03/2012 1:14:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | Nov. 23, 2006 | Amy Contrada
    [NOTE: This timeline is greatly expanded in Amy Contrada's book Mitt Romney's Deception, published in July 2011. See detail here and video preview here.] I. Mitt Romney demonstrates his commitment to homosexual "rights" before becoming Governor of Massachusetts in January 2003: 1994 Campaign vs. Ted Kennedy for U.S. Senate: Romney pledged he “will provide more effective leadership” than Kennedy on homosexual rights; endorsed by Log Cabin Republicans. 2000-2002: As head of Salt Lake City Olympic Committee, Romney banned Boy Scouts from participating. 2001 Called first citizens' petition to define marriage “too extreme” and “bigoted” because it banned civil unions. 2002...
  • The disenfranchised GOP voters of Wisconsin

    04/03/2012 11:57:44 AM PDT · by JudgeNap · 5 replies
    Milwaukee Story ^ | 4.3.12 | Sean Scallon
    Don’t be surprised if the county-by-county map of today’s Republican primary for President looks exactly like the one for the GOP primary for governor two years ago. Mark Neumann, who is also running for the U.S. Senate this year, won 42 of the state’s 72 counties. Just judging by visual appearances, Neumann did quite well. But of course, those maps only mean something if deer and trees could vote. Since they don’t, the only thing that matters is votes of real people. And in the Republican Party, most of those persons live in southeastern Wisconsin, specifically the three-counties of Waukesha,...
  • Romney Personally Issued Marriage Licenses to 189 Same-Sex Couples

    04/03/2012 11:34:42 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 38 replies ^ | October 4, 2011
    Every since Mitt Romney first tossed his hat into the presidential sweepstakes in 2007, he has repeatedly maintained that he opposes same-sex marriages and has always portrayed himself as a champion of traditional marriage. However, in an incident that has gone mostly unreported, Romney, as Governor of Massachusetts, personally issued at least 189 one-day special marriage licenses to same-sex couples in 2005. He likely issued a similar number of licenses in both 2004 and 2006 but the state records for these years are not easily available. One-day marriage licenses are in effect permits issued to a couple allowing them...
  • Sarah Palin: Anyone but Obama in the White House (Tue, Apr 3, 2012)

    04/03/2012 9:53:24 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 3, 2012 | FRAZIER MOORE
    NEW YORK (AP) — Sarah Palin doesn't sound too gung-ho about Mitt Romney as the GOP presidential candidate, but she insists that anyone is better than Barack Obama in the White House. Anybody "would be infinitely better than what we have today," Palin said Tuesday on the "Today" show.
  • Santorum Leads Romney In Pennsylvania GOP Primary (41-35%)

    04/03/2012 11:21:31 AM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies
    Quinnipiac University ^ | 04-03-12 | Quinnipiac University
    Favorite Son Rick Santorum leads former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 41 - 35 percent among likely voters in Pennsylvania's Republican presidential primary, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Texas U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 10 percent, with 7 percent for former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. With three weeks before the primary, 6 percent of likely voters remain undecided and 37 percent of those who name a candidate say they still could change their mind, the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University poll finds. This is the first look at likely voters and cannot be compared with earlier surveys of registered...
  • Romney Wins over Donors by Warning of Huckabee-Palin Ticket at Convention

    04/03/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 12 replies
    NRO Corner Blog ^ | 4-3-2012 | Katarina Trinko
    The Romney campaign, renowned for its oppo-heavy strategy, didn’t even have an oppo book on Rick Santorum a few days before the Iowa caucuses, so surprised were they by his surge. Jon Huntsman nearly decided in November to leave the GOP and run as an independent. And before one of the debates, Rick Perry sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in a restroom. These details are from Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new e-book, Inside the Circus, as are these additional factoids below. Mitt Romney raised millions in March by warning would-be donors a brokered convention could mean a...
  • Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is

    04/03/2012 11:05:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | July 25, 2011 | Rino Hunter
    As Mitt Romney prepares for his second presidential campaign and gay marriage threatens to undermine America’s Judeo-Christian culture, there’s a raging debate about the role he played in instituting gay marriage in Massachusetts during his gubernatorial term. This is important because Governor Romney has positioned himself as a champion of traditional values and claims to have been an opponent of homosexual marriage his entire career. When the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued a decision in favor of homosexual marriage, — the Goodridge case — Romney unilaterally ordered his state agencies to implement homosexual marriage in Massachusetts. The court did not order...
  • Romney Wins over Donors by Warning of Huckabee-Palin Ticket at Convention

    04/03/2012 10:30:30 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | April 3, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    The Romney campaign, renown for its oppo-heavy strategy, didn’t even have an oppo book on Rick Santorum a few days before the Iowa caucuses, so surprised were they by his surge. Jon Huntsman nearly decided in November to leave the GOP and run as an independent. And before one of the debates, Rick Perry sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in a restroom. These details are from Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new e-book, Inside the Circus, as are these additional factoids below.
  • Mitt Romney pulls a Clinton

    04/03/2012 10:09:08 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies ^ | Dec 21, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    (The meaning of "saw") Romney: "I've tried to be as accurate as I can be . . . If you look in the dictionary, the term "saw" includes being aware of...I did not see it with my own eyes."
  • Mitt Romney on the Contract with America (October 27,1994)

    04/03/2012 9:58:40 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | October 27,1994 | Mitt Romney
    Romney: "In my view, it is not a good idea to go into a contract like what was organized by the Republican Party in Washington." (October 27,1994, 5 days before Republicans win the US House!)
  • Romney on individual mandate (December 18, 2011)

    04/03/2012 9:55:17 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | December 18, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    Health Care - Romney predicts nationwide mandates! Romney: "Those who follow the path that we pursued will find that it's the best path. And we'll end up with a nation that's taken a mandate approach."
  • Mitt Romney's Sinking Approval Ratings

    04/03/2012 8:56:15 AM PDT · by throwback · 34 replies
    The New Republic ^ | April 2, 2012 | Ed Kilgore
    Last week was a pretty good one for Mitt Romney. He moved ahead of Rick Santorum in the polls in Wisconsin. His lead in national polls of Republicans increased as well. And he continued to get prominent endorsements from star conservatives like Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan, indicating a party moving in his direction. But despite all this encouraging news, there was a cloud on Romney’s horizon: his terrible approval ratings. How terrible? According to a new ABC News-Washington Post survey, only 34 percent of Americans view Romney favorably (“the lowest for any leading presidential candidate in ABC/Post polls in...
  • Mitt Romney on gun control -- 2002 (September 24, 2002)

    04/03/2012 8:50:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | Apr 5, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney: "We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won't chip away at them."
  • Mitt Romney: Supports Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants (Sep 6, 2011 )

    04/03/2012 8:44:41 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies ^ | Sep 6, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    MITT ROMNEY: "But my view is that those 12 million who have come here illegally should be given the opportunity to sign up to stay here..." So much for another lie by Romney that he is the toughest on Illegals
  • Mitt Romney illegal immigration hypocrisy (Dec 5, 2007 )

    04/03/2012 8:36:29 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | Dec 5, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Another lie by Romney concerning his record exposed.
  • Report: RNC, Romney campaign to launch joint fundraising efforts

    04/03/2012 8:31:01 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 3, 2012 | Meghashyam Mali
    Mitt Romney will begin raising money jointly with the Republican National Committee, as the GOP front-runner's campaign moves its focus from a protracted primary fight to the general election.The arrangement between the RNC and Romney camp would allow donors to contribute as much as $75,000 per person, according to The Wall Street Journal, which first reported the story. The joint committee would allow potential contributors to donate to multiple pro-Romney fundraising efforts simultaneously. Donors would be able to donate up to $2,500 to Romney's primary and general-election campaigns, $30,800 to the RNC and up to $40,000 to state Republican parties,...
  • Mitt Romney in Worcester 2002 "My views are progressive"

    04/03/2012 7:53:22 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    Video of campaign of Mitt Romney openly declaring he is a progressive.
  • Romney oversaw millions in fee hikes as Massachusetts governor (August, 2007 Article)

    04/03/2012 7:35:43 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | August 28, 2007 | Steve LeBlanc
    BOSTON --When Mitt Romney wanted to balance the Massachusetts budget, the blind, mentally retarded and gun owners were asked to help pay. The Republican managed to slash spending to eliminate a deficit pegged at $3 billion, but he also proposed or presided over a far-ranging series of fee hikes -- a strategy that allowed him to maintain the no-new-taxes stance he now boasts about as he runs for president. In all, then-Gov. Romney proposed creating 33 new fees and increasing 57 others -- enough, he said, to pull in an extra $59 million for the cash-strapped state. Horseback riding instructors,...
  • The Quantum Mitt

    04/03/2012 6:54:01 AM PDT · by ricmc2175 · 14 replies
    NY Slimes ^ | 3/31/2012 | David Javerbaum
    THE recent remark by Mitt Romney’s senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom that upon clinching the Republican nomination Mr. Romney could change his political views “like an Etch A Sketch” has already become notorious. The comment seemed all too apt, an apparent admission by a campaign insider of two widely held suspicions about Mitt Romney: that he is a) utterly devoid of any ideological convictions and b) filled with aluminum powder.
  • Rick Santorum Lies About Multiple Documented ProChoice Statements

    04/02/2012 6:49:52 PM PDT · by rightjb · 20 replies ^ | 4/2/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Rick Santorum: Consistently Pro-Lie ~ Part 2 In Rick's own words: "I was prochoice all my life" PolitiJim's Rants for Reasonable People
  • Bush Sr. Endorsed Romney. But Where Is George W. Bush? Romney Needs His Endorsement Quickly, Right?

    04/02/2012 4:08:21 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    So many (Ryan, Rubio, GHWB, etc) have come forward recently to endorse Romney to be the standard-bearer for the GOP. But curiously missing is GWB... Secondly, Bill Clinton has said very recently that he will soon hold fund-raisers and even stump? for Obama. So where is 43 at - and very recently at that? Pro-Romney forces have said that it is time to quickly rally around the front-runner (Romney). If so, then what better way than for perhaps Romney, Ryan, Rubio, etc, to get or seek Bush 43 to quickly endorse Romney, stump for him and hold fund-raisers for Romney?...
  • Tough Guy on Immigration? Romney puffs up his record. (November 9, 2007)

    04/02/2012 1:53:12 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies ^ | November 9, 2007 | Viveca Novak and Jess Henig, with Emi Kolawole
    Summary Mitt Romney casts himself as tough on illegal immigration in a new ad in which he says that, as Massachusetts governor, "I authorized the State Police to enforce immigration laws." He doesn't mention that his order never took effect. It came in the closing days of his administration and was rescinded by his successor, as we wrote back in August. He also promises, "As president, I'll . . . cut funding for sanctuary cities." Maybe so, but as governor he took no action against several such towns in his state. We find Romney misleading on both counts. Analysis Romney's...
  • Mitt Romney Has A Truth Problem

    04/02/2012 1:44:50 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2007
    ".. He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he's really believing his argument, but he's not." - Ann Romney
  • ‘Liberated’ from the Tea Party?

    04/02/2012 1:33:26 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 20 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4/2/2012 | Stephen F. Hayes
    In many ways, the story of the 2012 Republican primary has been the inability of Mitt Romney to win over more than a third of self-identified “strong Tea Party supporters” or “very conservative” voters. If he had received the support of those voters, even a slim majority of them, the race would almost certainly have been over weeks ago. Where Romney hasn’t yet succeeded with most grassroots conservatives and Tea Partiers, he’s had remarkable success in the past two weeks gaining the support of their leaders... It would seem, then, that everyone associated with Romney’s campaign would avoid saying anything...
  • Romney's Spotty Record on Judicial Appointments - 9 GOP Judges out of 36 (March 22, 2011)

    On multiple occasions, Mitt Romney has expressed concern about the threat of activist judges. Not knowing much about his record on judicial appointments, I decided to a little digging. I was surprised to find that out of 36 judicial appointments (2003-2005), only 9 were Republicans. In fact, he appointed more Democrats than Republicans. How do these activist judges advance through the court system? Mitt Romney certainly knows the answer to that question. From “Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to...
  • Mitt Romney Exposed On Rush Limbaugh Show (May 4, 2011)

    04/02/2012 1:22:51 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | May 4, 2011
    Regular caller Dan I Balyeat warns El Rushbo that Mitt Romney's left-of-center record as Massachusetts governor is unacceptable to most conservative voters. Note: This call took place in 2008 but Balyeat was apparently ahead of his time. Now almost every pundit agrees that Romney's liberal record (including his anti-gun, pro-abortion and pro-gay policies) should preclude him from getting the 2012 Republican nomination.
  • As Romney nears nod, GOP base nods off; Enthusiasm saved for Obama ouster

    04/02/2012 1:11:18 PM PDT · by darrellmaurina · 33 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 4/1/2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Pledges of support from powerful Republicans last week may have edged Mitt Romney closer to the GOP presidential nomination, but the former Massachusetts governor still struggles to fire the imaginations of most in his party — even the coveted endorsements from former President George H.W. Bush and Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida seemed underwhelming in tone. Mr. Rubio and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, who also endorsed Mr. Romney last week, focused less on his qualifications for the presidency than on the vulnerabilities of President Obama. “[Mr. Romney‘s] challenge, assuming he gets the nomination, is to create more enthusiasm among...
  • Romney faces question about mormon faith

    04/02/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT · by katiedidit1 · 92 replies
    Star Tribune ^ | /02/2012 | Steve Peoples
    GREEN BAY, Wis. - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney faced a tough question about his Mormon faith while campaigning for Tuesday's Wisconsin primary. A Ron Paul supporter asked Romney whether he agreed with a passage from the Book of Mormon that describes a cursing of people with a "skin of blackness." Romney's staff took the microphone away from the 28-year-old Green Bay man before he could read the passage.
  • Obama’s Battleground Advantage: Romney outspent and out-organized in all of the swing states.

    04/02/2012 11:34:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 04/02/2012 | Rich Baehr
    Unbeknown to Rick Santorum and his campaign team, the GOP nominating contest is effectively over. There is a small chance that Santorum could spring an upset in Wisconsin’s primary Tuesday, since he has over-performed compared to his poll standing a few times, but even if he does, Mitt Romney will still likely win more delegates that day by cruising to victory in the Maryland and Washington, D.C., primaries. A Wisconsin win for Santorum would mean only one thing: that his delusions of becoming the eventual nominee will continue a bit longer, and he will force Mitt Romney to spend more...
  • Gingrich to Romney: Pick Conservative Platform

    04/02/2012 10:13:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    NBC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Alex Moe
    Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning during a campaign stop in Maryland: if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee, pick a conservative platform. But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romney’s favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates. ““I will be going to Tampa, Callista and I will both be going to Tampa, because we are going to fight for a conservative platform,“ Gingrich said. “He [Romney] has to win 1,144 uncontested delegates. At that...
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/02/2012 9:21:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04/02/2012
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...