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  • Ann Romney: Mitt can be "wild and crazy"

    05/01/2012 6:45:50 AM PDT · by dayglored · 62 replies
    The notion that Mitt Romney is still or unpersonable is a narrative that's just not true, his wife Ann Romney said Tuesday on "CBS This Morning." "I think in politics this is what always happens," Ann Romney said. "There is a narrative, you like to put someone in a box and keep them in a box." But taking Mitt playfully by the shoulders, Ann Romney said Tuesday, "I still look at him as the boy that I met in high school when he was playing all the jokes and really just being crazy, pretty crazy. And so there's a wild...
  • Election 2012 Trial Heat: Obama vs. Romney (Romney now leading by one in tracking poll)

    05/01/2012 6:43:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Gallup ^ | 05/01/2012
    Among registered voters Download complete trend Obama Romney 04/24-29/2012 46% 47% 04/23-28/2012 47% 46% 04/22-27/2012 48% 45% 04/21-26/2012 50% 43% 04/20-24/2012 49% 43% 04/19-23/2012 49% 42% 04/18-22/2012 47% 44% 04/17-21/2012 47% 44% 04/16-20/2012 45% 46% 04/15-19/2012 44% 47% These are the results when registered voters are asked: "Suppose the presidential election were held today. If Barack Obama were the Democratic Party's candidate and Mitt Romney were the Republican Party's candidate, who would you vote for Barack Obama, the Democrat or Mitt Romney, the Republican?" Those who are undecided are further asked if they lean more toward Obama or Romney and...
  • Obama campaign ad tags Mitt Romney with Swiss bank label [Video]

    05/01/2012 4:09:02 AM PDT · by Milagros · 13 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 1, 2012 | Michael A. Memoli
    The Obama campaign today launches a tough new hit on Mitt Romney's record on jobs and his personal wealth, raising for the first time in paid advertising the fact that the Republican had assets in a Swiss bank account.
  • Chuck Todd: Republicans 'Overreacting' To Obama's Osama Football Spike

    04/30/2012 7:42:38 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 17 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Classic MSM jujitsu. Chuck Todd has attempted to turn the issue of President Obama's unseemly spiking of the football on the anniversary of the killing of Osama Bin Laden into an attack on Republicans for reacting to Obama's politicization of the event. On his MSNBC show The Daily Rundown, Todd began his discussion of the matter this morning by asking the Washington Post's Dan Balz whether he was surprised by how "aggressive" the Romney campaign has been on the matter. A bit later Todd suggested to Clarence Page that Republicans were "overreacting" to Obama's boasts. Right. Romney should run a...
  • Rather: Romney Has ‘Good Chance of Beating’ Obama

    04/30/2012 7:27:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    NewsMax / The Politico ^ | April 30, 2012 | Wire Staff
    Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. “I have no idea what kind of president [former Massachusetts] Gov. Romney will make, but I do think . . . he has a good chance of becoming president,” Rather told Politico. “President Obama is even money at best at this particular time . . . His odds right now are 50/50 in my book.” Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, “Rather Outspoken: My...
  • Rejoice Republicans — Romney is for real

    04/30/2012 4:49:15 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 62 replies
    Washington Times ^ | April 29, 2012 | Joseph Curl
    Why so glum, chum? Haven’t you heard? Mitt Romney’s arrived, and he’s serious this time.
  • Romney’s Record on Judicial and Legal Appointments: Can he be trusted to appoint conservatives?

    04/30/2012 4:44:28 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    MassResistance.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?...
  • Virgil Goode wins the nomination for Constitution Party!

    04/30/2012 4:43:51 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    4/30/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Go to the Constitution Party website. I don't know too much about Mr. Goode, but I will be now be seeking to find out more about him. But I do know that as with Ronald Reagan, he too was once a Democrat, switched to the Republican Party - but then went beyond that to the Constitution Party in the end. Despite not knowing too much about Goode, he can't possibly get the Cons. Party nom, and yet be worse than Romney or Obama. Given what we have seen today, with the Romney campaign saying that Romney advised the Obama administration...
  • Obama Smirks: Again Suggests Romney Wouldn't Have Killed Bin Laden

    04/30/2012 4:27:17 PM PDT · by magellan · 43 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Apr 30, 2012 | DANIEL HALPER
    At a press conference with the prime minister of Japan this afternoon, President Obama said that Americans haven't excessively celebrated the death of Osama bin Laden, and suggested that Mitt Romney would not have made the decision to kill the terrorist mastermind. Video Link: Obama: "Hardly Think You Have Seen Any Excessive Celebration Taking Place"
  • December 27 2011: 7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney’s Electability Is A Myth

    04/30/2012 3:16:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    RightWingNews.com ^ | 27 Dec 2011 | 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...
  • Etch a sketch Romney: Just like Obama

    04/30/2012 2:46:41 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 87 replies
    TeaPartyNation.com ^ | Judson Phillips | March 22, 2012
    Mitt Romney’s campaign manager did not simply make a gaffe when he said the campaign would reset, like an etch a sketch. He hit a meme that defines Romney. Romney will erase anything he has said in the past as long as it will get him votes today. While Romney has been all for drilling and lowering prices as a candidate, what he did as governor was far different. From TNR.COM: He is calling for Obama to fire his Energy secretary, EPA administrator, and Interior secretary, saying they are to blame for high prices at the pump. “No question in...
  • Vanity: Resigned to Romney? No Way! It's Time for Real Conservatives to Organize

    04/28/2012 5:36:53 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 239 replies
    28 April 2012 | Yashcheritsiy
    I posted this up in News/Activism because it is a call to activism, and therefore seemed to me to fit the bill. This is a "caucus" thread - if you're a pro-Romney whiner, then go find another thread. This one is for conservatives who want to do something about the election besides hang our heads and timidly thump a tub for Mittens. I've intended this thread to hang around for a while so that we can throw ideas back and forth and start trying to network, etc. If you're really interested in organizing for action, please feel free to join...
  • Mitt Romney sends condolences to Netanyahu, no word yet from Obama

    04/30/2012 2:20:04 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 4/30/12 | Carl In Jerusalem
    Presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney has sent condolences to Prime Minister Netanyahu on the death of his father, Ben Zion Netanyahu z"l (of blessed memory). [P]resumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney extended his condolences today to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the death of his father. Ben-Zion Netanyahu, a historian and Zionist activist, died today in Israel. He was 102. Romney called the Israeli prime minister his "friend" in his statement. The two men have been friends for years, and their relationship was forged in the 1970s when they were young up-and-comers sizing up companies for the Boston Consulting Group....
  • July 25 2011: Is Mitt Romney The Father of Gay Marriage? Twenty-Four Reasons Why He Is (July 25, 201

    04/30/2012 1:30:07 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 86 replies
    RomneyExposed.com ^ | July 25, 2011
    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...
  • Arianna Huffington: Obama's bin Laden Ad 'Despicable'

    04/30/2012 12:25:09 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 01:03 PM | Newsmax Wires
    Arianna Huffington, founder of the liberal leaning news site The Huffington Post, has criticized the Obama campaign for an ad suggesting that Mitt Romney wouldn’t have killed terrorism kingpin Osama bin Laden, calling the move "despicable." In May 2011, President Barack Obama authorized the raid that did away with the al Qaida leader. But a video ad released by the Obama campaign last week, which included former President Bill Clinton trumpeting Obama’s achievement, also had wording which suggested that presumptive GOP presidential nominee Romney might not have made the same decision. "I don't think there should be an ad about...
  • Rather: Romney Has ‘Good Chance of Beating’ Obama

    04/30/2012 12:21:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Monday, 30 Apr 2012 10:47 AM | Newsmax Wires
    Former “CBS Evening News” anchor Dan Rather says presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney has a 50 percent chance of beating President Barack Obama in November. “I have no idea what kind of president [former Massachusetts] Gov. Romney will make, but I do think … he has a good chance of becoming president,” Rather told Politico. “President Obama is even money at best at this particular time … His odds right now are 50/50 in my book.” Obama performs much better campaigning than as president, said Rather, who is promoting a new book, “Rather Outspoken: My Life In the News.”...
  • Another side of Romney

    04/30/2012 11:54:08 AM PDT · by Don Corleone · 59 replies
    4/30/12
    Snopes.com confirmed this as true... \http://www.snopes.com/politics/romney/search.asp Sometimes, this facet of Romney’s personality isn’t so subtle. In July 1996, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert Gay, a partner at Bain Capital, had disappeared. She had attended a rave party in New York City and gotten high on ecstasy. Three days later, her distraught father had no idea where she was. Romney took immediate action. He closed down the entire firm and asked all 30 partners and employees to fly to New York to help find Gay’s daughter. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective...
  • Nine horrendous Obama decisions Mitt Romney would never have made

    04/30/2012 10:08:43 AM PDT · by sthguard · 179 replies
    Cain's Solutions Revolution ^ | April 30, 2012 | Herman Cain
    As we move into the general election campaign, with Mitt Romney facing Barack Obama in the presidential race, it’s important not to lose perspective on the very real differences between the two. That starts with the recognition that Obama has made some astonishingly ill-conceived decisions as president, and that Romney would never have done these things. During a party’s nominating process for president – of which I was a part on the Republican side in this cycle – candidates do everything they can to differentiate themselves from each other. As the candidates focus on these differences and the media plays...
  • Timeline Documents Romney's Role in Creating Same-Sex "Marriages" (Nov. 23, 2006)

    04/30/2012 9:59:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 18 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | 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...
  • Vanity: obama, Romney, Gingrich chart help

    04/29/2012 5:57:04 PM PDT · by goodwithagun · 3 replies
    On a thread yesterday, somebody posted a chart comparing the policies of these three. Of course, obama and Romney had pretty much the same policies. Could somebody repost the chart or get me a link to the thread? Many thanks!
  • Voting for Romney (D-Mass.): The Worst Mistake a Conservative Could Make

    04/30/2012 9:14:40 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 239 replies
    Country Thinker ^ | april 7, 2012 | Ted Lacksonen
    Why am I so pas­sion­ate today? Well, most read­ers who visit here know the coun­try is in deep doo-​​doo. I’m here to tell you that vot­ing for Mitt Rom­ney (D-​​Mass.) will not change that fact and may make things worse. I will explain two things. First, Rom­ney (D-​​Mass.) is the pre­sump­tive Repub­li­can nom­i­nee pre­cisely because he will do noth­ing to improve our country’s for­tunes. He is the cho­sen one because he will main­tain the sta­tus quo. That is what the GOP machine has cho­sen him to do. Sec­ond, you can­not “take over” the Repub­li­can machine and turn it into some­thing...
  • How to succeed in business: Borrow from your parents (Mitt Romney's advice to OH students)

    04/30/2012 8:21:03 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 40 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | April 28, 2012 | Aliyah Shahid
    Mitt Romney has some simple advice for students who want to start their own business: Just borrow money from your parents. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee made the suggestion Friday during a pit stop at Otterbein University in Ohio.
  • Mass. GOP’s caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted

    04/30/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT · by S.O.L. · 13 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | April 30, 2012 | Stephanie Ebbert
    . . . when Massachusetts Republicans went to their caucuses on Saturday, many didn’t vote for Mitt Romney’s picks. Less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won, and the losers included some notable Massachusetts Republicans - including former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey and House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. {and Charlie Baker, failed gubernatorial candidate}
  • Mitt Romney, evangelicals seek marriage of convenience

    04/29/2012 9:56:21 PM PDT · by Innovative · 146 replies
    The State ^ | Apr. 30, 2012 | David Lightman
    Mitt Romney and the Republican Party's sizable bloc of evangelical voters are about to engage in a marriage of political convenience. The presumptive GOP presidential nominee's march to the nomination proceeded largely without strong backing from the conservative Christian community. But with Romney now the only hope that conservatives have to beat President Barack Obama in November, a partnership has begun to jell. Gary Rose, the chairman of the politics and government department at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Conn., agreed. "Santorum was their guy, but more important is their agenda of dislodging Obama," he said. "I don't believe they'll...
  • Obama the Unseemly: A more aggressive press corps might have motivated him to preserve his dignity

    04/29/2012 5:17:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | April 27, 2012 | James Taranto
    There's been a lot of talk of late about how "cool" Barack Obama supposedly is. But people are starting to notice the man has no class. "Blue collar Democratic voters, stuck taking depressing 'staycations' because they can't afford gas and hotels, are resentful of the first family's 17 lavish vacations around the world and don't want their tax dollars paying for the Obamas' holidays, according to a new analysis of swing voters," reports the Washington Examiner's Paul Bedard. A group of Republican pollsters conducted focus groups of swing-state swing voters, mostly Democrats and independents, and John McLaughlin "handled blue collar...
  • 2004: Romney signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/29/2012 4:52:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 49 replies
    TheRightScoop.com ^ | February 4th, 2012
    Andrew Kaczynski dug up this Romney press release today from the Web Archive, showing that he signed off on a permanent Assault Weapons ban in 2004: In a move that will help keep the streets and neighborhoods of Massachusetts safe, Governor Mitt Romney today signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that forever makes it harder for criminals to get their hands on these dangerous guns. “Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts,” Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony with legislators, sportsmen’s groups and gun safety advocates. “These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They...
  • The Real Romney

    04/29/2012 4:25:34 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 352 replies
    American Clarion ^ | January 18, 2012 | Bob Ellis
    The Daily Caller reports a huge 200-page research document has hit the internet, and it reveals Mitt Romney utterly and damningly for the flip-flopping opportunistic liberal that he is. The paper was compiled during the 2008 presidential race and is believed to be from the McCain campaign (not the most conservative source itself). Among some of the interesting tidbits that blow a hole in his claims about being pro-life, pro-marriage, and generally conservative: Abortion • Romney says he changed his mind on abortion meeting with Harvard stem cell researcher - Romney claims the doctor said scientists "kill" embryos after 14...
  • Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]

    04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
  • Romney: My Individual Mandate Health Care Plan Is Conservative

    04/29/2012 2:16:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 142 replies
    Mitt Romney ^ | March 23, 2010 | CNN
    Romney boasts that his anti-liberty government forced compulsory health insurance plan is "conservative." And he says "all of my positions are conservative." That would be forced/mandated compulsory health insurance (google Reagan on compulsory health insurance for the truth), homosexuals in the military, gun control, liberal judges, TARP, bailouts, too big to fail, the government takeover of GM, stimulus spending, global warming, planned parenthood, abortion, Roe v Wade, homosexual marriage, etc, etc, etc, all of which he has supported or still does. Conservative my foot. I guess lying is conservative too? Romney is a total fraud!!
  • Tough Guy on Immigration? Romney puffs up his record. (November 9, 2007)

    04/29/2012 2:14:19 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    FactCheck.Org ^ | 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 on immigration: Say what? (May 29, 2007)

    04/29/2012 2:01:37 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | May 29, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Interview with Lakeland Ledger in Florida, May 25, 2007 This from the man who says he is tough on Illegal Immigration, that he has always been Pro-Life, and that he was a "Severely" conservative governor of MA.
  • The Audacity of Bubba: Clinton in Obama Ad Suggests Romney Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid

    04/29/2012 1:52:30 PM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | April 27, 2012 | Andrew Stiles
    Actual Title:The Audacity of Bubba:Clinton Appears in New Obama campaign ad Suggesting Romney Would Not Have Ordered Bin Laden Raid Former President Bill Clinton appears in a new Obama campaign ad ( see the ad in the next post in Extended News )suggesting that Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney would not have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden, even though Clinton himself repeatedly spurned opportunities to capture or kill the 9/11 mastermind. Reuel Marc Gerecht, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, told the Washington Free Beacon that Clinton’s appearance in the ad was “just...
  • The Myth of Romney

    04/29/2012 1:42:32 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 37 replies
    TeaPartyNation.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    Myths have this habit of hanging around, growing and even be repeated and believed. Mitt Romney is the center of one of the biggest myths going around. What is the myth of Romney? The myth of Romney is that he is electable. It is right up there with the myth he is a conservative. The headlines for today by the Romney friendly media are that Romney one two states. As always the drive by media does not go into the story the way it should be delved into. Romney won Arizona handily. He took 47% to Santorum’s 26%, Gingrich’s 16%...
  • Mitt Romney: Supports Amnesty For Illegal Immigrants (Sep 6, 2011)

    04/29/2012 8:48:54 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 16 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 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
  • Robert Gibbs: 'We have a srtrong foreign policy...'

    04/29/2012 6:24:32 AM PDT · by Milagros · 14 replies
    Robert Gibbs on Meet The Press,' responding to Ed Gillespie... We have a strong foreign policy... most severe sanctions on the regime in Iran... it wouldn't be possible under Bush... (Just now on NBC).
  • One Chance (Vomit Alert)

    04/29/2012 2:16:00 AM PDT · by Pride_of_the_Bluegrass · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Barry's Youtube Page
    Video at link
  • Rick ok with new Romney hire

    04/29/2012 1:29:05 AM PDT · by svxdave · 21 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/29/2012 | Charllie Mahtesian
    In another sign that Republicans are uniting behind Mitt Romney with an eye to November, Rick Santorum's national campaign manager has signed on as Romney's deputy national director of coalitions. The Union Leader reports today that the Romney camp reached out to New Hampshire-based activist Mike Biundo not long after Santorum left the race for a post that will involve coalition-building with key conservative coalitions such as "tea party activists, evangelicals, the pro-life community and the Second Amendment community." Santorum has yet to formally endorse Romney, and his camp has been careful to note that a scheduled May 4 meeting...
  • Montana's Governor Schweitzer(D): "Romney’s father from ‘polygamy commune’ in Mexico"

    04/21/2012 4:44:33 PM PDT · by tuckrdout · 360 replies
    Helena Independent Record ^ | 4.21.12 | Mike Dennison
    .Gov. Brian Schweitzer, talking Friday to a national news website, said Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney might shy from talking about his family’s Mexican roots because they came from a “polygamy commune” in Mexico. Schweitzer made the remark in an interview with The Daily Beast, a news and opinion website, after being asked whether Montana might be a swing state during this year’s 2012 election. According to The Daily Beast, Schweitzer said Montana likely would vote for Romney, but that Romney, a Mormon, might have trouble nationally because his father, George Romney, was “born on a polygamy commune in Mexico.”...
  • Cantor-allied Young Guns Network urges non-Republicans to vote in Lugar race

    04/28/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT · by Maelstorm · 55 replies
    http://www.politico.com ^ | 4/27/12 | By MAGGIE HABERMAN
    I reported the other day that the Young Guns Network, a group led by two former top aides to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, is spending $100,000 in the primary between Sen. Richard Lugar and state treasurer Richard Mourdock in a bid to protect the Indiana incumbent - and here's what some of that mail looks like. A lit piece that the YG Network dropped focuses, as they'd said it would, on energy policy - but it is targeted to non-Republicans, as it reminds voters that Indiana's GOP primary is an open one in which Democrats and independents can vote....
  • Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric

    04/28/2012 4:52:22 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 4 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Saturday April 28, 2012
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy. He will favor more intimate settings, like the Ohio classroom, and a schedule that calls for fewer public appearances as the campaign hopes to show a softer side of the former Massachusetts governor who struggles at times to connect with average Americans. That's a dramatic difference from Obama, who feeds on large crowds and has...
  • Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric

    04/28/2012 4:52:23 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 45 replies
    Yahoo ^ | Saturday April 28, 2012
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more events highlighting his appeal as a regular guy. He will favor more intimate settings, like the Ohio classroom, and a schedule that calls for fewer public appearances as the campaign hopes to show a softer side of the former Massachusetts governor who struggles at times to connect with average Americans. That's a dramatic difference from Obama, who feeds on large crowds and has...
  • Ignorant Maher: Romney Only Gives to Mormons - 'His Cult'; 'That's Not a Charity

    04/28/2012 11:50:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 124 replies
    NewsBuster.com ^ | April 28, 2012 | Noel Shepoard
    <p>Bill Maher on Friday evening once again displayed a level of ignorance and intolerance that should completely disqualify him as a political commentator.</p> <p>S.E. CUPP: Let's make the distinguish though, just real quick, between Mitt Romney the person and Mitt Romney the politician, because Mitt Romney the person has donated millions of dollars to poor people.</p>
  • Romneycare Funded Health-Care for Illegal Immigrants (October 24, 2011)

    04/28/2012 9:38:30 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | October 24, 2011 9:46 A.M. | Katrina Trinko
    Mitt Romney, who has called government-funded programs that offer assistance to illegal immigrants “magnets” that draw more illegal immigrants to the country, allowed a health-care program that helps illegal immigrations to be included in the final version of his health-care program that he signed. From the Los Angeles Times: The Massachusetts healthcare law that then-Gov. Mitt Romney signed in 2006 includes a program known as the Health Safety Net, which allows undocumented immigrants to get needed medical care along with others who lack insurance. Uninsured, poor immigrants can walk into a health clinic or hospital in the state and get...
  • Obama May Use Wedge Issues As A Weapon

    04/27/2012 6:49:01 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    LATimes ^ | April 27, 2012 | Mark Z. Barabak and John Hoeffel
    Obama May Use Wedge Issues As A Weapon Obama and Democrats appear to be using immigration and contraception to try to pry away voters from the other camp, similar to wedge issues that past Republican presidential candidates have employed. Mark Z. Barabak April 27 Is President Obama trying to wedge his way to a second term? The economy will doubtless be the overriding issue in November's presidential contest, and Obama is hardly ignoring it. But a successful candidate appeals to all sorts of voters harboring all sorts of concerns, and the president and backers appear to be using a pair...
  • GOP leaders prevent a hearing on pro-life legislation

    04/27/2012 9:27:42 PM PDT · by DNA.2012 · 25 replies
    Tulsa Beacon ^ | Thursday, April 26th, 2012 | Tulsa Beacon
    Republican leaders in the Oklahoma Legislature have killed a pro-life bill without even allowing a floor vote on the measure. The “personhood” bill would acknowledge that life begins at conception and has been passed or is under debate in a dozen states. The Oklahoma House and Senate are controlled by Republican leaders who run for re-election under a GOP pro-life platform that promotes the sanctity of life. One GOP lawmaker said the personhood bill was killed because the State Chamber of Commerce instructed the GOP leadership to do so because the chamber didn’t want any negative national publicity.
  • It's Cool to Be in the Tank for Obama

    04/27/2012 4:26:30 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 21 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 04/27/2012 | IBD Staff
    Media Bias: Reporters normally cast a jaundiced eye at a political campaign's PR strategy. Yet they are eagerly parroting the Obama campaign's talking point about how "cool" the president is.
  • A Mormon America, Brought To You By Mitt Romney

    04/27/2012 4:16:26 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 172 replies
    christiannewstoday ^ | 4/27/10 | By Tricia Erickson, author of the book, “Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters?”
    If the GOP didn’t hurt us enough by propping John McCain up to be our 2008 nominee, handing us Barack Obama on a silver platter, now, by serving up this horrendous Romney Manchurian Candidate to be our next President, they are further promoting another party member, the “POM”, the “Party of Mormonism”. We have seen the power of the Mormon voting bloc by way of Romney winning Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, Wyoming, Hawaii and Florida, and Utah will be a slam-dunk. We can expect that 90% of the 6 million US Mormons will vote for Romney. According to LDS statistics and...
  • Palin backs Lugar's opponent in primary (She backs Mourdock not LugarINO

    04/27/2012 3:00:01 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/27/2012 | David Catanese
    Sarah Palin has endorsed Richard Mourdock in the GOP Senate primary in Indiana dubbing the insurgent challenger as the "conservative choice" in the race against Sen. Dick Lugar. ... "Indiana deserves a conservative in the Senate... and not just go along to get along with the vested interests of the permanent political class in D.C." ...
  • Perry and Gingrich Endorse Romney; Santorum Still on the Fence

    04/27/2012 2:00:43 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 04/27/2012 | By Stoyan Zaimov
    Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, is yet to clinch all the 1,144 delegates he needs to officially be declared the winner of the race, and all but one of his previous campaign rivals have given him their support – with Rick Santorum being the only apparent holdout. It was revealed Wednesday that both Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who dropped out of the Republican presidential race in January, and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, have decided to endorse Romney. "So today I join the many conservative Republicans across the nation in endorsing Mitt Romney for president and...
  • Romney's religion: Who are evangelicals to question Mormonism?

    04/27/2012 1:56:28 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Baltimore Sun ^ | 04/27/2012 | David Horsey
    Jokes about polygamy and funny long underwear aside, Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has not been, and will not become, a factor in the presidential campaign of 2012. I have a friend who wishes that were not so. She thinks it's creepy that Mormons comb genealogical records to find people to retroactively baptize into the church -- people who were not Mormons when they were alive and probably would not want to be Mormons if they still were. Knowing that the one constant in Mr. Romney's otherwise malleable set of beliefs is his religion, my friend cannot understand why the Obama...