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  • Romney Hires Out Gay Spokesman to Tackle Foreign Affairs and National Security Issues

    04/21/2012 2:18:16 AM PDT · by pavlova · 39 replies
    Metro Weekly ^ | April 19, 2012 | Chris Geidner
    Mitt Romney's campaign tonight announced that it has hired Richard Grenell, an out gay former George W. Bush administration official, to serve as the presumptive Republican presidential nominee's "national security and foreign policy spokesman," according to a report from The Washington Post that did not mention Grenell's sexual orientation. Grenell served through September 2008 in the Bush administration as a spokesman to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations -- and told The Advocate's Kerry Eleveld as he left the administration that it was his hope that New York would have marriage equality soon and that he would one day...
  • Democratic pollster: Obama +5 in Florida; Jeb Bush Strongest VP Pick for Romney

    04/20/2012 9:01:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    Post On Politics ^ | April 17th, 2012 | George Bennett
    President Obama holds a 50-to-45 percent lead over Mitt Romney in Florida, according to a new poll from the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling. PPP also tested four potential Florida running mates for Romney — Sen. Marco Rubio, former Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Rick Scott and U.S. Rep. Allen West — and found that only Bush would have a positive effect on the GOP ticket in Florida. A Romney/Bush ticket would narrow Obama’s advantage to 49-46, within the poll’s 3.7 percent margin of error. The survey of 700 Florida voters was taken Thursday through Sunday. The Obama/Joe Biden ticket holds...

    04/20/2012 9:37:44 PM PDT · by SaveOurRepublicFromTyranny · 19 replies
    THE FREEDOM POST ^ | April 20, 2012
    MUST WATCH VIDEO: "These are American voters, people! No wonder Democrats (and even most Republicans) tell everyone they should vote because it's their "patriotic duty." I disagree. If you're an uninformed, brainwashed idiot, like the Obama voters in this video, it is your patriotic duty NOT to vote, and to let those who know what in the hell is going on to vote in your stead..."
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • Romney: Obama Is A Nice Guy, But We Can't Afford Four More Years

    04/20/2012 8:42:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 49 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | Friday April 20, 2012
    "We have come together at critical times times and made the sacrifices necessary to preserve our liberty. So a campaign based on attacks, a campaign based on demonizing one another, that's not going to be successful. This country is going to be successful by pulling together, by recognizing that we have some common challenges and working together to overcome those things," Mitt Romney said on "Hannity" tonight. "The President's a nice guy, but we just can't afford him for four more years. Our kids can't afford him. We have to get back to machine who know what is it takes...
  • Jeb Bush Says He'd Consider Vice Presidency

    04/20/2012 8:27:01 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 20, 2012
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he'd consider running as vice president with Mitt Romney, but doubts he'll ever be asked. Bush tells the conservative website Newsmax that Florida Sen. Marco Rubio is "probably the best" choice to share the ticket with Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee. Bush said he hopes the freshman senator is offered the No. 2 slot and accepts it. Rubio has said repeatedly that he isn't interested in leaving the Senate.
  • Why They Won’t Be Able to Blame the Tea Party When We Lose

    04/20/2012 4:33:48 PM PDT · by ak267 · 38 replies
    C4P ^ | 4/20/2012 | Steve Flesher
    As a longtime voting “Republican,” I am going the way of the first dude. Keeping it “commonsense” and ignoring party affiliation in choosing which candidates best serve my interests and values the most. It goes without saying that Barack Obama is the worst president in history. We know that. But what most of us also know is the environment in Washington which has plagued and threatened the health of our Republic for decades. They include affiliations to political interests, corporate interests, and the returning of favors to fat-cat campaign donors. It was this environment along with the media’s power to...
  • Mitt Romney: A Massachusetts Liberal for President (January 9, 2007)

    04/20/2012 4:33:15 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 9, 2007 | Selwyn Duke
    With the 2008 presidential campaign looming just on the horizon, speculation about political fortunes abounds. On the Democrat side, Lady Hillary is waiting in the wings, and the media's profilers have found their fair-haired boy in Barack Obama. On the Republican side, the picture is murkier. Often the Vice-president would be the logical choice to carry the incumbent party's torch, but Dick Cheney won't be running and, even if he did, he wouldn't win. Of course, Arizona Senator John McCain is still around, but he arouses suspicion among conservatives. Seeming worn, tired, erratic and untrustworthy, many think the old soldier...
  • Romney Adviser Backs Key Health Care Overhaul Provision (July 17, 2011)

    04/20/2012 4:22:48 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | July 17, 2011
    SALT LAKE CITY -- Former Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, a top supporter and adviser of Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney, strenuously backed the core piece of President Barack Obama's health-care law and urged the states to move forward together in adopting health insurance exchanges. Speaking to a bipartisan group of governors at the National Governors Association, the former Republican governor who served as secretary of health and human services in the Bush administration, called the exchanges where individuals and small businesses can purchase health plans "a very practical solution to a problem that needs to be solved." He warned...
  • Paul Ryan: Romneycare 'Not that Dissimilar to Obamacare' (Mar 2, 2011)

    04/20/2012 2:53:56 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Mar 2, 2011 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    This morning at a breakfast meeting sponsored by the American Spectator, Wisconsin congressman Paul Ryan talked about what he's looking for in a Republican presidential candidate, reiterated he won't seek the White House, and left the door wide-open to accepting a vice presidential nomination. Ryan said that in recent weeks he's talked to Governors Haley Barbour, Tim Pawlenty, and Mitch Daniels, but is keeping his mind open about a potential endorsement. “I don't really have a strong preference right now," Ryan said of the prospective 2012 field. "I want to wait and see what these people are made of and...
  • Romney asks GOP delegates to sign pledge, but some refuse

    04/20/2012 2:41:45 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    cnn ^ | 4/20/12 | Peter Hamby
    Scottsdale, Arizona (CNN) - Members of the Republican National Committee gathering in Arizona were invited to meet with Mitt Romney in private Friday and have their pictures taken with the presumptive GOP nominee, but there was a price of admission: loyalty. RNC members and state GOP chairmen were welcomed into the private reception only after signing a form pledging to support Romney as a delegate to the national convention in Tampa. – Follow the Ticker on Twitter: @PoliticalTicker All 168 members of the committee have a vote at the convention as "superdelegates" – and one of Romney's supporters on the...
  • Freep a Poll! (obama v. Romney, if election was today, who would you vote for?)

    04/20/2012 2:18:20 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 65 replies ^ | 4-20-12 | KVOA
    The presidential election is in full swing, with both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama amassing millions of dollars for their campaigns. If the election were held today, who would you vote for? Barack Obama Mitt Romney
  • Romney's Got a Delegate Problem

    04/20/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 37 replies
    For those of you who did not get or see the memo from Vince Haley, Mitt still has some major problems. Here is the Haley Memo, in relevant part: [H]ere is the crucial news about why --- with 17 states to go -- the Romney forces are worried, worried that the frontrunner's weakness is surfacing again in the Republican primaries. Here are two crucial news items causing Romneyites to worry. -- Despite much pressure from Romney forces, Colorado Republicans last weekend at their Denver convention surprised political observers by electing - and by a large margin -- more uncommitted than...
  • Dem Senator Doesn’t Know If He Will Vote For Obama

    04/20/2012 12:44:38 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 12 replies
    CBS DC ^ | 4/20/2012
    Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he’s unsure whether he’ll vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In a statement Friday, Manchin said he has real differences with both Obama and Romney. He also said many West Virginians believe the last 3 ˝ years have not been good. One of the more moderate Senate Democrats, Manchin is seeking re-election this year in a state Obama lost to Republican Sen. John McCain, 56-43 percent, in 2008. Obama fared worse in the Democratic primary against Hillary Rodham Clinton, losing 67-26 percent.
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/20/2012 11:46:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies ^ | Thursday, April 12, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? We know about Romney’s OP-ED 3 years ago advising Obama on the individual mandate. But here he is fighting Fred Thompson over it in the 2008 primaries! Not only does this video illustrate Romney advocating the federal mandate in 2008, it even shows a DNC COMMERCIAL calling Romney a HEALTHCARE HYPOCRITE! That was even BEFORE Obama won the election. This is surreal! The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this...
  • ‘Three Cheers for Romneycare’ Standing athwart history and yelling 'Hey! HEY!! Look at ME!!!'

    04/20/2012 11:28:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 9 replies ^ | February 2nd, 2012 | Jeff Emanuel
    Jennifer Rubin, the Washington Post‘s resident Romney campaign mouthpiece, has been joined by another conservative pundit in the “I left my dignity at the altar of Mitt Romney” club. This time, as you may have heard, the offender is Ann Coulter, whose support for the former Massachusetts governor (and lack of publicity to date leading up to her CPAC appearance next week) has led her to offer – in print – a full-throated (albeit screechy) defense of the biggest piece of baggage Romney possesses: the Massachusetts Health Care Reform Act of 2006, or ‘Romneycare.’ Coulter’s column, titled “THREE CHEERS FOR...
  • Romneycare Becomes Obamacare, Then Coultercare

    04/20/2012 11:26:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies
    Spectator ^ | 2.2.12 | W. James Antle, III
    Ann Coulter has now written an unqualified defense of Romneycare. What she doesn't appear to realize is how useful her column will be to defenders of Obamacare. She writes, "It's not as if we had a beautifully functioning free market in health care until Gov. Mitt Romney came along and wrecked it by requiring that Massachusetts residents purchase their own health insurance." Coulter points out that many conservatives and libertarians believed "mandatory private health insurance was considered the free-market alternative to the Democrats' piecemeal socialization of the entire medical industry." She argues that the Heritage Foundation and the Manhattan Institute...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    04/20/2012 11:15:46 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 4 replies ^ | January 26, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Pethokoukis spotlights a new Health Affairs study on how Romneycare laid the foundation for Obamacare, and what it portends for the federal health insurance scene. In short: Expanded government coverage, higher taxpayer costs. Read here for details and analysis. His conclusion: The authors conclude that based on the Romneycare experience, Obamacare will improve coverage and not kill employer-based insurance, but containing costs will be a “considerable challenge.” That is probably the avenue Romney should use to a) attack Obamacare and b) present his own national health reform. But this study will perpetuate the meme that Romneycare was the prototype...
  • Axelrod: Romneycare was 'template' for Obama ()/11/11)

    04/20/2012 11:13:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Polutico | 3/11/11 | JUANA SUMMERS
    David Axelrod is singing the praises of “Romneycare” – yet again. Continue Reading The former White House senior adviser smiled and laughed as he twisted the knife in Mitt Romney on Friday, saying that the ex-Massachusetts governor’s health plan “inspired” President Obama and was a “template” for the White House’s own national program. "I mean, quite seriously. It was a template, apart from all the jokes," Axelrod, who has repeatedly talked up Romney’s plan, said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." Egged on by the show's hosts, he called Romneycare – which mandates that individuals have health care coverage, like Obama’s plan...