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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 confirmed this as true... \ 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 ^ | 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!