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  • Romneycare Becomes Obamacare, Then Coultercare

    04/27/2012 7:21:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies
    Spectator.org ^ | December 30th, 2011 at 4:46AM EDT | Erick Erickson
    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...
  • ROMNEY DOING THE JOB REPUBLICAN ESTABLISHMENT JUST WON'T DO

    04/27/2012 7:18:12 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 29 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | April 25, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    The actual Republican Establishment –- political consultants, The Wall Street Journal, corporate America, former Bush advisers and television pundits -- are exhorting Mitt Romney to flip-flop on his very non-Establishment position on illegal immigration. Both as governor of Massachusetts and as a presidential candidate, Romney has supported a fence on the border, E-Verify to ensure that employees are legal and allowing state police to arrest illegal aliens. He is the rare Republican who recognizes that in-state tuition, driver's licenses and amnesty are magnets for more illegal immigration. These positions are totally at odds with Establishment Republicans who pander to the...
  • Denial ain't just a river in Egypt - Republican conservatives can't handle the truth about Romney

    04/27/2012 6:57:39 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 395 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | April 27, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    Tom HoeflingApril 27, 2012I deal on a regular daily basis with self-identified conservatives all across America who are addicted to the Republican Party. And when it comes to the impending nomination by their party of the most liberal governor in U.S. history, Mitt Romney, their reactions are overwhelmingly in line with the classic symptoms described below. We can't make them face reality, of course. All we can do is to keep pointing it out to them, in the sincere hope that they will recover in time to help save the country.  ----- From Wikipedia : Denial (also called abnegation) is...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/27/2012 4:35:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 38 replies
    White Out Press ^ | 4/24/2012 | Staff
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) appears to be piling up enough delegates to force a...
  • The Square Can Win

    04/27/2012 1:29:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    realclearpolitics.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | David Paul Kuhn
    In 1972, a young aide named Patrick Buchanan suggested that Richard Nixon frame the presidential campaign as "square America" vs. "radical America." The square won 49 states. Pundits tend to describe Mitt Romney's vanilla disposition as a liability. The Washington Post recently asked, "Why does Mitt Romney seem so stiff?" But there's a more practical question: How much does it matter? Stiffs can become president, even in this television age. During the 1988 campaign, George H.W. Bush asked reporters, “What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?" The answer came on Election Day. Americans backed the boring guy. Today,...
  • Is Ron Paul Serious???

    04/26/2012 8:48:37 PM PDT · by publius321 · 36 replies
    http://youtu.be/em3y8Tad_Vs ^ | April 27, 2012 | Scott Ryan
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  • 8 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Is More Right Wing Than George W. Bush

    04/26/2012 8:47:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 71 replies
    americablog.com ^ | April 26 2012 | By Judd Legum and Alex Seitz-Wald
    1. Bush passed a huge tax cut plan, mostly benefiting the wealthy. Romney’s tax cut plan is four times larger, more heavily weighted to benefit ultra wealthy. 2. Bush signed the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law. Romney supports repealing virtually all campaign finance laws. 3. Bush supported comprehesive immigration reform, a path to citizenship for 12 million undocumented immigrants and provisions of the DREAM Act. Romney opposes all of it.
  • Rabbi Levin: cardinal Dolan/ USCCB Confront Homosexualist Romney Now!

    04/26/2012 5:23:51 PM PDT · by Zionist Conspirator · 23 replies
    RabbiLevin.com ^ | 4/26/'12 | Rabbi Yehuda Levin
    There are five videos by Rabbi Levin on this page asking religious activists not to back Romney. Please go to the link to see them.
  • Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party

    04/26/2012 1:42:45 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | April 26 2012 | Rubio's Compromise For The Dream Act Could Help Save The Republican Party Larry M. Elkin, Palisades
    Successful politicians, by definition, look for opportunities to advance themselves and their parties. Occasionally, the right thing to do and the politically expedient thing to do are one and the same. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week proposed a compromise on the Dream Act that promises to serve both as a means of partially repairing the relationship between the Republican Party and Hispanic voters and as a way for young people who are American by experience, if not a birth, to legally stay in the country they know as home. The Dream Act was first drafted in 2001, and was...
  • Mormonism: A Latter Day Deception

    04/26/2012 1:32:13 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 184 replies
    Mormon Deception.org ^ | Martin Wishnatsky
    What the world calls "Mormonism" will rule every nation.God has decreed it, and his own right arm will accomplish it. Chief Apostle Orson Hyde Journal of Discourses, VII, 48-53Mormonism is neither a fraternal order nor a religious association: it is a kingdom, the kingdom of God. In the words of Joseph F. Smith, sixth Prophet of the Church: The greatest event that has ever occurred in the world, since the resurrection of the Son of God from the tomb and his ascension on high, was the coming of the Father and the Son to that boy Joseph Smith, to...
  • MITT ROMNEY: GAY PEOPLE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SERVE IN BOY SCOUTS

    04/26/2012 11:40:58 AM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 169 replies
    GLAAD ^ | 4/26/2012 | Aaron McQuade
    As support for gay mom and former Boy Scout troop leader Jennifer Tyrrell contines to pour in from across America, it's important to reflect on those who have been saying all along that moms like Jen should be allowed in the Boy Scouts. Including Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said in a 1994 debate: “I believe that the Boy Scouts of America does a wonderful service for this country. I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to do on that issue. I feel that all people should be able to participate...
  • Is Murdoch the GOP-Elite’s version of George Soros?

    04/26/2012 11:33:01 AM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Rupert Murdoch is accused of manipulating the political process of numerous nations including the US. Every American has the right to lobby Congress and participate in the political system. But Murdoch –through ownership of prestigious outlets like the Wall Street Journal and Fox News- has the advantage of -creating- news and massaging the perceptions of tens of millions of unsuspecting viewers so they will think what he wants them to think and in turn vote how he wants them to vote despite all of the evidence of what they are doing clearly contradicting all of their professed principles! Now THAT...
  • Caption Romney

    04/26/2012 11:18:57 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 20 replies
    Romney, holding a noticeably small stick......
  • Mitt Romney Didn’t Just Give Planned Parenthood Money, He Gave Them Extra Power (12/30/2011)

    04/26/2012 8:41:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 25 replies
    RedState.com ^ | December 30th, 2011 | Erick Erickson
    You should be quite familiar by now with the fact that Mitt Romney gave $150.00 to Planned Parenthood in 1994 when claiming he had always been pro-abortion. You should also know that in 2004, Mitt Romney says he personally converted to the pro-life position. In fact, according to ABC News on June 14, 2007, “Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has long cited a November 2004 meeting with a Harvard stem-cell researcher as the moment that changed his long-held stance of supporting abortion rights to his current ‘pro-life’ position opposing legal abortion. But several actions Romney took mere months after that...
  • Gingrich Calls Romney to Bury Hatchet

    04/26/2012 7:31:29 AM PDT · by dps.inspect · 62 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Wednesday, 25 Apr 2012 05:41 PM | By Marti Lotman
    Newt Gingrich had a friendly conversation Wednesday with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney after news broke that he was shutting down his floundering campaign,...“It’s clear Romney is the nominee and the focus should be on defeating Obama..."
  • Romney Wallet Opens to Buy Prolifers (March 11, 2007)

    04/26/2012 7:27:51 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Front Page New York Times story on Romney's vote buying strategies. Wallet opens to the right Coming on the eve of his presidential campaign, Mr. Romney’s contributions could create the appearance of a conflict of interest for groups often asked to evaluate him. All the groups said he had never contributed before, and his foundation’s public tax filings show no previous gifts to similar groups. Its 2006 contributions will become public with its tax filings later this year. Doesn't influence? Then how would one explain this: In January, K-Lo posted the quote from Marie Sturgis after Romney gave them fifteen...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    04/26/2012 7:20:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 50 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 02/06/2012 at 8:17 PM | Steve Baldwin
    In March of 2011, former Rep. John Leboutiller predicted in a News Max article that, “the tea party will select the 2012 GOP nominee.” At the time, it was a safe prediction given the strength of the tea-party movement in the 2010 elections and the influence it was expected to have on the GOP presidential primaries just over a year later. But something went terribly wrong in the meantime. Many politicians heavily supported by the tea-party movement seem to have switched sides, pursuing their own agenda at the expense of the conservative movement and the tea party. Take Christine O’Donnell,...
  • Rubio Praises U.N., World Bank, IMF for Not Asserting ‘Narrow American Interests’

    04/26/2012 6:52:25 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 109 replies
    cns news ^ | Thursday April 26, 2012 | Michael W. Chapman
    Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), who was elected to his first term with help from the Tea Party in 2010 and who is sometimes cited as a potential GOP vice presidential pick, lauded the United Nations, the World Bank, and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for following their respective visions instead of asserting “narrow American interests” in a speech today on U.S. foreign policy. In remarks at the liberal Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., Rubio sketched the advances made globally since the end of World War II as a result of America’s leadership. “The purpose of the institutions we established, from...
  • Pollmania: Romney tied with Obama nationally, leads by a point in Virginia; Leads by two in Florida

    04/26/2012 6:33:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/26/2012 | AllahPundit
    I owe you something cheery after yesterday’s descent into eeyorish madness.On the one hand, the economy’s supposed to be our big advantage, right? Maybe … not so much:That’s a nifty example of why Democrats are so keen to frame the election as a choice between two visions rather than as a referendum on The One. Viewed in isolation, his economic program is shinola and voters know it. The key for lefties is making sure they don’t view it in isolation. On the other hand, there’s this:The second data set shows the results when voters are asked whether they’d definitely or...
  • Romney, on immigration, rewrites some history

    04/25/2012 9:58:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 6 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 4/25/12 | Bob Egelko, Chronicle Staff Writer
    It was only a couple of months ago that Mitt Romney told a Republican debate audience in Arizona that the state was a “model” for the nation on immigration. If elected president, he said, he would immediately drop the lawsuits that the Obama administration has filed “against Arizona and other states that are trying to do the job Barack Obama isn’t doing.” That was then. This is now.
  • Not Excited About Romney?

    04/25/2012 9:11:41 PM PDT · by Salvation · 156 replies
    CE.com ^ | april 25, 2012 | David J. Peterson
    Not Excited About Romney? PoliticsApril 25th, 2012 David J. Peterson This year’s GOP primary has been an odyssey filled with sound and fury. But, like elephants who never forget, millions of Republicans are muttering “haven’t we seen this movie before?” Conservatives who were looking for a solid alternative to Democrat Barack Obama are angry and disappointed. The party rank and file was opposed to the nomination of Mitt Romney, seeing him as a weathervane – willing to adopt any position or cause to suit his ambitions.The Republican establishment, which is dominated by big business and the Wall Street elite, heard...
  • Romney most Muslim Friendly Republican Candidate

    04/25/2012 8:30:29 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 5 replies
    muslimrepublicans.net ^ | 09/27/2011 | Staff
    Of all the Republican candidates, Mitt Romney seems to be the most reasonable, realistic, and moderate when it comes to Islam and Muslims. They have all backtracked and are being more Muslim friendly, but Romney seems to be the most genuine. Republican strategists realize that they can't win without the Muslim vote, especially in Ohio. No one has ever won the White House without Ohio. It all started at the debate when Herman Cain was asked to explain his comments from a few months ago when he said that no Muslim would ever serve in his cabinet. He backtracked and...
  • Murdoch "Puppet Master" accusations in Briton could explain Fox's Behavior toward...

    04/25/2012 8:26:46 PM PDT · by publius321 · 2 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | April 26, 2012 | Scott Ryan
    Murdoch "Puppet Master" accusations in Briton could explain Fox's Behavior toward Conservatives v. Romney......... Today Rupert Murdoch was "grilled" by the Leveson Inquiry on his relationship with British politicians, a key question thrown up by the phone hacking scandal at his now-defunct News of the World tabloid. Revelations of widespread illegal behavior at the top-selling Sunday newspaper rocked Britain's establishment with evidence of media misdeeds, police corruption, and too-cozy links between the press and politicians. Buffeted by the scandal, Cameron called for a public inquiry into media ethics, a move some observers said had angered Murdoch and prompted him to...
  • Record Low Turnout For Primary (Nobody wants Romney)

    04/25/2012 7:26:25 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 66 replies
    NBC Connecticut ^ | April 24th | Bob Connors
    Lowest turnout for a Presidential Preference Primary since the current system was established. Voter turnout for the Republican Presidential Preference Primary was the lowest since the current system was established in 1980, according to Secretary of the State Denise Merrill. Figures reported to Merrill's office show just 14.4 percent of eligible Republicans turned out for the Primary Tuesday.
  • New Moonbat Line of Attack: Rubio Campaigning With Romney as 'Homoerotic'

    04/25/2012 7:12:44 PM PDT · by mnehring · 31 replies
    Imagine if Rush Limbaugh said this about the two Johns ticket of Kerry and Edwards in 2004. Randi Rhodes does what she can to make her presence known in that barren wasteland known as liberal radio. Unfortunately, it usually consists of little more than bloviating inanities. (audio clip after page break) Here, for example, is her take on GOP Senator Marco Rubio of Florida campaigning with Mitt Romney in Pennsylvania -- I guess I'll call it the, is Marco Rubio too short to stand next to Mitt Romney tour/audition? That's what it is. And you know, and the answer is...
  • Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'

    04/25/2012 5:14:50 PM PDT · by Libloather · 54 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/25/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Romney fundraiser: Donors 'coming out of the woodwork'By Cameron Joseph - 04/25/12 05:33 PM ET Mitt Romney's fundraising has skyrocketed since he became the de facto nominee, a top Romney fundraiser told The Hill Wednesday evening. "People are coming out of the woodwork," said the fundraiser, who requested not to be named. "A number of my friends who didn't want to get involved in the primary are now coming off the sidelines for the general election." The Romney supporter told The Hill that two recent fundraisers in Florida had netted more than $3 million combined, and said the moment Romney...
  • "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" (Did I hear Hannity correctly?

    04/25/2012 4:21:52 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 54 replies
    4/25/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    On Hannity's show "Hannity's America," last night I could swear that near the end of his show he asked those on the invited panel "Is this Reagan versus Carter?" Did anyone watch his show last night and hear this, as he said this pretty fast? As if Romney is Reagan. Obama is Carter, but Romney is no Reagan. Romney is a Rinocrat.
  • How Democrats plan to use a lobbying group to paint Mitt Romney as too right wing

    04/25/2012 2:12:31 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    foxnews ^ | April 25 2012 | Juan Williams
    The big news in the world of political lobbying last week was the flight of major corporations from the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). In recent years ALEC had become the model for coordinated, effective lobbying on Capitol Hill as well as in state capitols. ALEC pioneered the strategy of creating one-size-fits-all legislation on a wide range of issues and then pushing it into law across the country. [snip] Romney’s endorsements of ALEC laws are a major part of why independent voters are reluctant to back him. So, get ready to hear a lot more about ALEC-style backroom, corporate lobbying...
  • Romney's Pro-Life Conversion: Myth or Reality? (June 14, 2007)

    04/25/2012 11:37:27 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    abcnews.com ^ | June 14, 2007 | RICK KLEIN and JAKE TAPPER
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has long cited a November 2004 meeting with a Harvard stem cell researcher as the moment that changed his long-held stance of supporting abortion rights to his current "pro-life" position opposing legal abortion. But several actions Romney took mere months after that meeting call into question how deep-seated his conversion truly was. Within two months of his epiphany on this issue, Romney appointed to a judgeship a Democrat who was an avowed supporter of abortion rights. In May 2005, Romney also declared his support for a House bill lifting President Bush's ban on federal funding...
  • Joel Osteen: Mormon Romney Is Christian; Obama Is Too

    04/25/2012 10:41:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/25/2012 | Paul Stanley
    Joel Osteen, the popular megachurch pastor from Houston, appeared Tuesday afternoon on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer" and said that he considers both presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a Mormon, and President Obama to be Christians. Osteen, when asked about Romney's faith, said the former Massachusetts governor is indeed a Christian – which is a similar statement to the one he made in January. "When I hear Mitt Romney say that he believes that Jesus is the Son of God – that he's the Christ, raised from the dead, that he's his Savior – that's good enough...
  • Carter: I’m comfortable with a Romney win

    04/25/2012 10:14:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Hot Air ^ | April 25, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Greg Hengler, I’m … kind of torn on this one. On one hand, it plays into every fear among the conservative base of the GOP about Mitt Romney. On the other hand, the statement from the man formerly known as the worst American President in modern times makes it very, very difficult for Team Obama to succeed in using the advice given by the only other Democratic President in the last 40+ years to paint Romney as The Mostest Radicalist Scariest Right-Winger Since Barry Goldwater Nearly Nuked The Nation. I’d bet, under the circumstances, that Mitt Romney will be...
  • Constitution Party to run Virgil Goode for president

    04/25/2012 10:10:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 28 replies
    Roanoke.com ^ | April 22, 2012 | Arielle Retting
    Goode, of Rocky Mount, historically has held strong views on illegal immigration and citizenship. Former U.S. Rep. Virgil Goode of Rocky Mount secured the Constitution Party's nomination for president at the party's convention Saturday in Nashville, Tenn. Goode was one of six candidates vying for the spot. He won on the first round of balloting with 203 votes, with 202 votes needed to receive the nomination. Goode served 24 years in the Virginia Senate — making headlines when he helped parlay a power-sharing agreement between Democrats and Republicans after the 1995 elections left it evenly split. He was elected to...
  • Jimmy Carter: I’m comfortable with a Romney win

    04/25/2012 9:58:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Via Greg Hengler, I'm ... kind of torn on this one. On one hand, it plays into every fear among the conservative base of the GOP about Mitt Romney. On the other hand, the statement from the man formerly known as the worst American President in modern times makes it very, very difficult for Team Obama to succeed in using the advice given by the only other Democratic President in the last 40+ years to paint Romney as The Mostest Radicalist Scariest Right-Winger Since Barry Goldwater Nearly Nuked The Nation. I'd bet, under the circumstances, that Mitt Romney will be...
  • Screw the GOP, They Don't Seem to Want My Vote Anyway

    I'm done.  I'm a lifelong Republican and I'm done.  I've been a Republican since I was 6 and I saw Reagan speak on our old 13" black and white television set about freedom and about the evils of the Soviet Union, where I was born.  I grew up listening to Reagan and I kind of always thought that he was what the Republican Party stood for.  For individual liberty at home & abroad.  "Moderates" like George H. W. Bush seemed like some sort of aberration to me, an exception to the conservative Republican rule.  Looking back though, it's pretty clear...
  • Politics and Money

    04/25/2012 8:57:15 AM PDT · by JimVT · 4 replies
    A friend | April 24, 2012 | Unk
    Romney, Kerry and Kennedy
  • July 29, 2007 Romney's economic record (Hint: It's horrible)

    04/25/2012 8:36:59 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    Boston.com ^ | July 29, 2007 | Andrew Sum and Joseph McLaughlin
    AS MITT ROMNEY pursues his bid for the presidency, his record as Massachusetts governor will come under scrutiny, including how the state's economy performed during his administration. Our analysis reveals a weak comparative economic performance of the state over the Romney years, one of the worst in the country. On all key labor market measures, the state not only lagged behind the country as a whole, but often ranked at or near the bottom of the state distribution. Formal payroll employment in the state in 2006 was still 16,000 or 0.5 percent below its average level in 2002, the year...
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial and Legal Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives? 2011

    04/25/2012 8:32:10 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies
    AmyContrada.com ^ | December 9, 2011 | Amy Contrada
    Summary: Mitt Romney’s record as Governor does not indicate a commitment to a conservative judicial philosophy. His judge appointees revealed at best “no philosophical or partisan pattern” (Boston Globe), or at worst a liberal and even radical tilt. He sought out feminists and radical homosexual groups in his judicial selection process. He was inconsistent in his pronouncements on judicial activism, allowing it to occur under his watch (with “gay marriage”) while simultaneously urging others to fight it. How then could we expect him to keep his recent promises to appoint constitutional conservatives to the bench if he is elected President?...
  • Rich. Weird. Romney

    04/25/2012 7:39:24 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 69 replies
    Salon ^ | April 23, 2012 | Alex Pareene
    Mitt Romney is weird. When the Obama reelection campaign early in the cycle made the mistake of indicating that its strategy would be to imply that Mitt Romney is weird by repeatedly telling Politico that it planned on calling Mitt Romney weird, Romney’s camp countered by causing a brief and not particularly sincere media brouhaha over whether “weird” is code for “Mormon.” Plenty of Americans think Mormons are weird, yes, but in this case, the simple fact is Mitt Romney is weird, entirely apart from his religion.-SNIP- All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as...
  • Santorum: Romney Is ‘The Right Guy’ To Challenge Obama (Barf Alert)

    04/25/2012 7:11:03 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 62 replies
    Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says he expects to endorse Mitt Romney. Santorum says that he believes Romney is “the right guy” to challenge President Barack Obama. Still, he’s stopping short of an official endorsement of his former rival. But Santorum tells CNN that he will ultimately support the GOP presidential nominee. And he says it’s clear that Romney will be that nominee. Santorum says he plans to meet with some of Romney’s staff on Wednesday. And he hopes to meet with Romney personally in the next week or two. Santorum once accused Romney of being the worst Republican...
  • Obama Now at 50% Job Approval; Leads Romney, 49% to 42% (Gallup)

    04/25/2012 6:34:46 AM PDT · by C19fan · 45 replies
    Gallup ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Barack Obama's job approval rating has increased in recent days and now stands at 50% in Gallup Daily tracking for April 21-23. .................................................... Obama's increased approval coincides with his taking a lead, 49% to 42%, over Mitt Romney in Gallup Daily tracking of registered voters' 2012 presidential election preferences. That marks a shift from last week, when Romney held an edge in Gallup tracking.
  • Real Clear Politics: General Election: Romney vs. Obama (RCP Avg Obama +4.1

    04/25/2012 6:24:02 AM PDT · by xzins · 78 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 25 Apr 12 | RCP
    General Election: Romney vs. Obama Polling Data Poll Date Sample Obama (D) Romney (R) Spread RCP Average 4/11 - 4/23 -- 47.7 43.6 Obama +4.1 National Journal 4/19 - 4/22 1004 A 47 39 Obama +8 Rasmussen Tracking 4/21 - 4/23 1500 LV 44 48 Romney +4 Gallup Tracking 4/19 - 4/23 2200 RV 49 42 Obama +7 NBC News/Wall St. Jrnl 4/13 - 4/17 RV 49 43 Obama +6 CBS News/NY Times 4/13 - 4/17 852 RV 46 46 Tie
  • Bain Capital hires hint Romney's VP pick might be a mini-Mitt

    04/25/2012 3:16:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Mitt Romney is on the hunt for a vice presidential candidate, and if his years running Bain Capital are any indication, he might be looking for a version of himself. In his roughly 25 years at Bain, Romney tended to hire mini-Mitts — smart, ambitious, clean-cut and a little awkward, according to those who dealt closely with the men. Romney built the private equity firm, a spinoff of the consulting firm Bain & Co., from the ground up in the mid-1980s, bringing on several people who would help him turn it into an investment giant. “First-rate brain power, first-rate analytical...
  • Michelle Obama talks husband's upbringing on campaign swing

    04/25/2012 12:53:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    CNN ^ | April 24, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    First lady Michelle Obama, making campaign stops in Nebraska and Iowa on Tuesday, boosted her husband's credentials while appearing to make small contrasts with his likely rival Mitt Romney, lauding President Barack Obama's core set of values and relaying stories of his modest upbringing. Appearing alongside Warren Buffett in Omaha, Nebraska, Michelle Obama touted the White House-backed provision named for the billionaire investor, which would place a minimum 30% tax on Americans making more than $1 million a year. The "Buffett Rule" was blocked in the Senate last week. In explaining the president's commitment to helping Americans who are struggling,...
  • Romney, the man who says "marvelous." (Obama plays smear the queer)

    04/25/2012 12:28:37 AM PDT · by LALALAW · 19 replies
    Althouse Blog ^ | April 8, 2012 | Althouse
    Obama mocked Romney this way: "He said that he's 'very supportive' of this new budget, and he even called it 'marvelous' — which is a word you don't often hear when it comes to describing a budget." Comic pause. "It's a word you don't often hear generally." This Reuters article takes the position that Obama meant us to think that a man who says "marvelous" is "out of touch" because "marvelous" is "a seemingly out of date" word. Reuters also quotes a polisci prof saying, "It's a word you kind of associate with the upper class, and I think that...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • "Scandal:" One of Mitt Romney's Spokesmen is Gay

    04/24/2012 3:02:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 83 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 24, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Outrage!  Or something!  Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has "stepped on a landmine" by having the temerity to appoint -- I hope you're sitting down -- an openly gay national security spokesman, according to one leader of a social conservative group.  Once you've pried yourself from the floor, feel free to persuse some choice excerpts from this person's incensed column:   Gov. Mitt Romney stepped on a landmine by appointing Richard Grenell, an out, loud and proud homosexual, to be his spokesman on national security and foreign policy issues. Grenell has for years been an outspoken advocate for homosexual...
  • Romney judicial record: Liberals running wild

    04/24/2012 7:27:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 01/29/2012 | Michael Carl
    When Romney had chance to influence bench, he appointed leftists . . . . . . Legal analysts say candidate Romney is different from Gov. Romney. Liberty Counsel Action Vice President Matt Barber said Romney’s appointments were constitutional “living document” poster children. “Many of Romney’s appointments were not only liberal, not only Democrats, but were radical counter-constitutionalists. How on earth can we expect that, as president, he would be any different?” Barber asked rhetorically. “Actions speak louder than words, and Mitt Romney’s actions as governor scream from the rooftops that he cannot be trusted with this most important of presidential...
  • "As the Knife Turns" - Mitt Romney Represents Betrayal

    04/24/2012 7:21:07 PM PDT · by publius321 · 8 replies
    http://youtu.be/r9sYgYY9rIc ^ | 4/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    Language Warning (This video contains brief distasteful language describing a reprehensible candidate): What is more despicable, the infidelity of the adulterer or the harlot with whom it was committed? When I look at Mitt Romney, the repulsive feeling I get is too strong to ignore. It is also a constant reminder of the betrayal by Fox News with their fraudulent coverage. The answer to the question I posed is becoming ever more clear. Neither. Both choices are despicable and I will chose neither. 24 years of this idiocy is enough. (video)
  • Romney Campaign Ambiguously Gay

    04/24/2012 6:59:13 PM PDT · by DBeers · 7 replies
    April 24, 2012 | DBeers
    IF he is the nominee, and picks a running mate, I have a feeling the GOPe poster boy will be running an ambiguously gay duo politically correct progressive campaign like Kerry and Edwards did. As such, who do YOU think will be the Edwards like VP?
  • Will Liberal Mitt Romney be Conservative Kind to Supreme Court?

    04/24/2012 6:50:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 31 replies
    bungalowbillscw.blogspot.com ^ | Saturday, March 31, 2012 | Bungalow Bill
    There's been lots of talk that we must come together and vote for Mitt Romney because of the Supreme Court. Standing on conservative principles, I hate the idea of being forced to vote for Mitt Romney simply because he is an alternative to Obama. Romney's record from abortion to gun control to green energy to healthcare looks like Obama's record. See why it's hard to come to terms. A lot of people know this, but they end their argument with the Supreme Court. I question why should we trust a liberal in Republican clothing to be conservative friendly when it...