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  • Poll: Romney catches Obama in Ohio, Florida but trails in Pa.

    05/03/2012 2:20:27 PM PDT · by Drew68 · 49 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 03 MAY 12 | Kim Geiger
    WASHINGTON -- It’s been more than 50 years since a candidate has won the White House without carrying at least two of the three swing states of Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania, and a new poll shows Mitt Romney neck and neck with President Obama in two of them. Romney, who trailed Obama 49% to 42% in Florida and 47% to 41% in Ohio in late March, is now statistically tied with the president, 44% to 43% in Florida and 42% to 44% in Ohio, according to a new Quinnipiac University poll of voters in the three states. Obama, however, has...
  • With GOP nomination assured, Mitt Romney shifts to the center (The Etch a Sketch gets shaken)

    05/03/2012 12:46:26 PM PDT · by C19fan · 56 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2012 | Andrew Bolton
    Mitt Romney is shifting to the center to attract important voting blocs that he may have alienated in the bruising Republican presidential primary. Romney has recently sought to ingratiate himself with voters in industry-heavy Ohio, women, Hispanics and college students by softening his tone on a range of issues.
  • Michele Bachmann endorses Mitt Romney:‘The last chance we have to keep America from going...over a

    05/03/2012 10:25:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 32 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | May 3, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    After months of hints, Michele Bachmann finally endorsed her former rival Mitt Romney in his bid for the presidency, calling him "the last chance we have to keep America from going ... over a cliff." In a statement, the Minnesota congresswoman said she was "honored" to back Romney, describing him as "a man who will preserve the American dream of prosperity and liberty." Bachmann will make her first joint appearance with Romney at a campaign event in Portsmouth, Va., at 1:15 pm ET. A tea party favorite, Bachmann ended her own run for president in January, after she placed a...
  • With GOP nomination assured, Mitt Romney shifts to the center [Surprise, surprise!]

    05/03/2012 10:57:25 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 52 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 3, 2012 | Alexander Bolton
    Mitt Romney is shifting to the center to attract important voting blocs that he may have alienated in the bruising Republican presidential primary.Romney has recently sought to ingratiate himself with voters in industry-heavy Ohio, women, Hispanics and college students by softening his tone on a range of issues. “Romney is starting to shift to the center. He knows he needs to get independent voters in November, and if he doesn’t he’s going to lose,” said Darrell West, vice president and director of governance studies at the Brookings Institution. Campaign aides, wary of the flip-flopper label that plagued Romney during the...
  • Incumbents Polling Below 50 Percent Often Win Re-Election, Despite Conventional Wisdom

    05/03/2012 10:50:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 56 replies
    NYT ^ | Oct 2010 | NATE SILVER
    If you combine the three types of incumbents — House, Senate, governor — they had a record of 66-17, which equates to a winning percentage of 80 percent. Depending on how you define the term, they may not have been “safe” for re-election — but certainly, most were favorites. There is also not any particular evidence that, as Mr. Trende suggests, the majority of the undecided vote broke against the incumbents. On average, the incumbent candidates led by 8.1 points in the polls with 30 days to go; they won their elections by an average of 7.2 points. That’s not...
  • Romney catches Obama in Quinnipiac swing-state polls

    05/03/2012 9:26:53 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Ah, it's good to be in full general-campaign mode, isn't it? Instead of having to play three-dimensional chess with polling numbers, with the head-to-head figures having to be calculated through the prism of a contested primary on one side, we're now entering into the clarity phase of polling. Mitt Romney has just begun to unite Republicans behind him, while Barack Obama has had an uncontested primary season, so the advantage still goes to Obama in polling ... and that's what has to be worrying Team Obama with the Quinnipiac polls from three swing states: Riding the voter perception that he...
  • Romney Employs Comprehensive Image Makeover to Counter Media's Monotonous 'Cool Obama' Narrative

    05/03/2012 9:03:30 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | May 3, 2012 | Reaganite Republican
    The Romney campaign has developed a plan to act as counterweight to ceaseless MSM-fueled fairy tales about how 'cool' Barack Obama supposedly is... although hard to swallow for any thinking person, obviously there's still enough pudding-heads out there that buy into that- even Republicans. With a close race and every vote precious (inc. impressionable idiots), Romney's new 'cool' look will consist of identical, crisply-ironed white t-shirts, creased Levi's jeans, and matching black leather boots and motorcycle jacket, with aviator shades the finishing touch for any outdoor appearances.  Where Ronald Reagan ended his '84 campaign stump speeches with 'You ain't seen nothin'...
  • Election 2012: The Core Four States: Obama 46%, Romney 43%

    05/03/2012 8:37:56 AM PDT · by xzins · 50 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | May 2, 12 | Rasmussen Reports
    With the Republican primary race all but settled, President Obama still holds a slight lead over likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney in combined polling of the key swing states of Florida, North Carolina, Ohio and Virginia. New Rasmussen Reports telephone surveying of Likely Voters in the so-called Core Four states finds that Obama picks up 46% support to Romney’s 43%. Seven percent (7%) prefer some other candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The survey of 1,271 Likely Voters in Florida, Ohio, North Carolina and Virginia was conducted on April 16-30, 2012 by...
  • Klein: Obama is winning the general election

    05/03/2012 7:18:28 AM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/2/2012 | Philip Klein
    The general election unofficially began nearly a month ago, and so far President Obama is winning. This has nothing to do with poll numbers. Sure, Obama enjoys a statistically insignificant 3.7 percent edge over presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in an average of polls compiled by RealClearPolitics, and several analyses give the president a bigger advantage when it comes to the Electoral College. But every honest observer knows that polling will only become meaningful in the fall. It's been widely agreed that given Obama's vulnerabilities, Romney's chances of winning hinge on his ability to make the election a referendum on...
  • Gallup: Catholic vote a tossup, 46/46

    05/03/2012 7:01:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/03/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    In 2008, Barack Obama won the Catholic vote by nine points, 54/45, over John McCain on his way to a seven-point victory in the national popular vote. Three months after announcing the HHS mandate that would force religious hospitals, schools, and charities to fund contraception, sterilization, and abortifacients, Obama has lost that edge among the tens of millions of Catholic voters. A new Gallup poll shows Obama in a dead heat with Mitt Romney, at just about the same level as McCain got in 2008: Catholic voters in the United States are evenly split in their support for Barack Obama...
  • American Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney attacks (UK PM) Cameron over his Obama 'love-in'

    05/03/2012 5:59:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 3, 2012 | Tim Shipman
    David Cameron has come under fire for ‘taking sides’ in the US Presidential election. Aides to Republican candidate Mitt Romney have accused the Prime Minister of staging a ‘love in’ with Barack Obama during his recent trip to Washington which will help the president get re-elected. In a highly unusual attack on Mr Cameron, the Romney camp yesterday accused the Prime Minister of showing a ‘lack of experience’ and being ‘not very skilful’ when he gave a toast in Mr Obama’s honour during a White House banquet.
  • Bachmann endorsement expected in Romney's Portsmouth visit

    05/02/2012 10:07:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Virginian-Pilot ^ | May 3, 2012 | Julian Walker and Bill Bartel
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will likely get more than face time with Virginia voters when he visits Portsmouth today. He's also expected to nab a key endorsement. Several Republican sources this week said Romney's campaign is developing plans to have U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota at the 1:15 p.m. event at Crofton Industries to announce her support for Romney. A darling of evangelicals and tea partyers, Bachmann briefly soared as a Republican presidential contender before withdrawing in January after a poor showing in the Iowa caucuses. An endorsement from her could lend some social conservative credentials to Romney...
  • Romney Seeks the Endorsement of Zelig

    05/02/2012 8:26:23 PM PDT · by DBeers · 8 replies
    The Satirical Political Report ^ | April 24th, 2012 | Don Davis
  • Rep. McMorris Rodgers: A female running mate would ‘bring an important voice to the table

    05/02/2012 6:45:11 PM PDT · by ak267 · 20 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5/1/2012 | Chris Moody
    Responding to veepstakes rumors, Washington Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, vice chair of the House Republican Conference and a rising star on Capitol Hill, says she's open to being Mitt Romney's running mate and encourages him to tap a woman for the job. From National Review's Robert Costa: In an interview with National Review Online, the four-term Republican acknowledged that she's open to the idea, but took care to note that she is not "seeking" the nod. Romney, she says, should simply pick a conservative running mate—and if it's a woman, all the better. "Republican women bring an important voice to...
  • The Official C4P 2012 Presidential Endorsement (well...not really)

    05/02/2012 6:39:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 12 replies
    C4P ^ | 5/2/2012 | Mary Beth House
    “The Official C4P 2012 Presidential Endorsement”? I jest, of course. As is typical in all corners of society, the opinions of the editors and contributors at C4P vary like the varieties of coffee available at your local Starbucks. The one thing we’re unified on…the one thing I can claim as the official C4P response with absolute certainty…is that none of us want to see Barack Obama re-elected this November. After that, positions diverge and truly from there on out, I can only speak for myself. A few years ago, it became quite clear to anyone who was even the slightest...
  • Per Yemen being raised as an issue today by Gingrich: would Romney send Seal team(s) into Yemen?

    05/02/2012 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    5/2/2012 | Laissez-faire Capitalist
    During Gingrich's speech today on the day of his suspension of his campaign, Gingrich raised and interesting issue about Yemen - saying that it, not Afghanistan, was the center of Al Qaeda. According to some sources, the U.S. is supposedly conducting drone attacks in Yemen against Al Qaeda. But... Would Romney favor sending in Seal team(s) into Yemen (or any other country for that matter in the ME, ally or not) to target high-value terrorists targets? If so, why did Romney say on Aug 1, 2007 the following: "I do not concur in the words of Barack Obama in a...
  • Bachmann to Endorse Romney

    05/02/2012 2:24:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 546 replies
    National Review ^ | Wednesday May 2, 2012 | Robert Costa
    National Review Online has confirmed that Michele Bachmann will endorse Mitt Romney tomorrow at a campaign event in Virginia.
  • Romney Wallet Opens to Buy Prolifers (March 11, 2007)

    05/02/2012 12:57:55 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 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...
  • How does one justify a vote for Romney?

    05/02/2012 12:08:22 PM PDT · by NoRedTape · 313 replies ^ | May 2, 2012 | NoRedTape
    With the foisted increased possibility of Mittens buying becoming the Nominee, can you actually justify voting for him in the general election? This is what I am truly curious to find out. Do you plan to vote for Mittens in the General election? How do you plan to justify a vote for Mittens? Is it ABO "anyone but Obama"? Or is it ABR "anyone but Romney"? Or is it pure loyalty to the GOP? .....or do you think Romney is the best that the GOP can offer? you plan to write-in a vote? Or is there a possibility to...
  • The Campaign Ads That Will Defeat Obama

    05/02/2012 11:55:14 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 2, 2012 | Edward Olshaker
    Despite the life-and-death issues at stake, the Obama campaign has begun a re-election effort based largely on Rule 5 of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals: "Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. It's hard to counterattack ridicule..." The reason is simple: personal attacks and mockery worked so well in reducing Sarah Palin to a negative caricature that any formidable opponent now automatically receives the Palin treatment from the Obama camp and its obedient media. Ideally the two campaigns would agree to avoid such attacks, yet it's already too late. The Obama team is eagerly collecting Romney's alleged gaffes, and has begun...
  • Lesser of Two Evils (vanity)

    05/02/2012 11:39:55 AM PDT · by Sopater · 50 replies
    We often hear people say "hold your nose and select the lesser of the two evils". However, if we look at the bigger picture, which is really the lesser evil of the two? 1. Obama for 4 more years and teach the GOP the lesson that they evidently didn't learn in 2008. 2. Romney for 8 years, assuming he doesn't hand it back to the Democrats in 2016.
  • Tom Hoefling: "Mitt Romney is still a pro-choice democrat, and admits it on his own website"

    05/02/2012 11:22:53 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 196 replies
    Tom Hoefling for President 2012 ^ | May 2, 2012 | Tom Hoefling
    Mitt Romney: Judicial supremacist, anti-republican, pro-choice, democrat. Here's the proof.Listen to the eight minute audio HERE .*Excerpted from May 1, 2012 America's Summit, Restore the Republic call
  • VANITY: Soros Election-Rigging Project Dies?

    05/02/2012 10:57:08 AM PDT · by vadum · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | May 1, 2012 | Matthew Vadum
    Whatever happened to the left-wing Secretary of State Project liberals promised would save our elections from the dirty tricks of those dang lowdown, yellow-bellied, lily-livered Republicans? The evidence now suggests that the election-stealing, George Soros-funded so-called "527" political committee is dead, or perhaps just deeply sedated. [...] ... Soros ... underwrote the Secretary of State Project in order to help Democrats gain an unfair advantage on Election Day. Soros and progressives all across the fruited plain believe with a religious fervor that right-leaning secretaries of state helped the GOP steal the presidential elections in Florida in 2000 (Katherine Harris) and...
  • 'Tea party' pols sell out the tea party - Names who endorsed Romney after taking cash from his PACs

    05/02/2012 10:24:58 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | 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,...
  • The Unelectable Mitt Romney (November 25th, 2011)

    05/02/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | November 25th, 2011 | streiff
    Generally speaking, I think the Washington Post’s Eugene Robinson is the most profoundly stupid and uninsightful writer on any editorial page in any paper in any country. But file this one under “Blind Hog/Acorn”. Moderator Wolf Blitzer opened Tuesday’s Republican debate by introducing himself and adding, for some reason, “Yes, that’s my real name.” A few moments later, the party’s most plausible nominee for president said the following: “I’m Mitt Romney, and yes, Wolf, that’s also my first name.” But it’s not. Mitt is the candidate’s middle name. His first name is Willard. And people wonder why this guy has...
  • Screw the GOP, They Don't Seem to Want My Vote Anyway

    05/02/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 31 replies
    Libertarian-NeoCon ^ | Libertarian NeoCon
    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...
  • Mitt Romney’s Stance on Abortion, from the National Pro-Life Alliance

    05/02/2012 7:40:14 AM PDT · by xzins · 69 replies
    National Pro Life Alliamce ^ | Apr 29, 2012 | Martin E. Fox
    A recently released book on Mitt Romney clearly supports the importance of voting pro life. And how especially important it will be to elect real pro-life heroes in the U.S House and Senate. Unfortunately, the case of Mitt Romney is typical of too many politicians. It shows that you and I must never stop putting heat on all the politicians to support sweeping pro-life protections, because all too often their positions seem to change when, either as a candidate, or as an office holder, he or she believes that the prevailing wind has shifted. Now I believe wholeheartedly in St....
  • Gingrich to exit without endorsing Romney

    05/02/2012 7:13:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/02/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Newt Gingrich exits the race today, nearly two months after winning his last state in the nomination chase. According to CNN, Gingrich won't formally endorse Mitt Romney on his way out as some had expected, but will wait for a couple of weeks instead. He will offer "support" for the Republican nominee: Newt Gingrich will briefly mention presumptive nominee Mitt Romney and signal support for his candidacy when the former House speaker suspends his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination on Wednesday, Gingrich's spokesman R.C. Hammond said. …Gingrich, in his remarks Wednesday, will discuss Romney in the context of "how...
  • What has the Mormon Church historically taught about Christianity?

    05/02/2012 6:34:01 AM PDT · by jacknhoo · 8 replies
    Rethiking Mormonism ^ | Sept. 1997 |
    While some current church leaders portray the LDS Church as Christian, the church actually has a long history of condemning Christianity. The church has also stated repeatedly that no one can be saved without the permission of Joseph Smith. The church has even suggested that Islam is better than Christianity. Mormon Church Condemns Christians "This is not just another Church. This is not just one of a family of Christian churches. This is the Church and kingdom of God, the only true Church upon the face of the earth..." - Prophet Ezra Taft Benson, Teachings of Ezra Taft Benson, p.164-165...
  • Obama tops Romney by 8 in VA (PPP Poll)

    05/02/2012 5:31:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 97 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | May 1, 2012 | Staff
    Barack Obama won Virginia by six points in 2008, and if he were up against his almost-certain 2012 opponent Mitt Romney today, he would win it again by a similar margin. If Romney hopes to close that gap, the state’s governor Bob McDonnell would not help, and there is no question that one potential running mate would hurt: Eric Cantor. The Constitution Party candidacy of the state’s former congressman Virgil Goode could also draw votes away from Romney, to Obama’s advantage. Obama tops Romney by eight points, 51-43, up from a six-point (48-42) lead when PPP last polled the state...
  • How Romney can Supercharge Conservatives

    05/01/2012 10:44:31 PM PDT · by neverdem · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 30, 2012 | Bruce Walker
    Conservatives will be enthusiastic about the 2012 election, but only in a negative way because of grim danger of a second Obama term. Kerry, Gore, and Clinton were crummy politicians, but compared to the quiet malevolence of Obama, those Democrats were Boy Scouts. The problem with conservatives is that since Reagan left office, we have had nothing to vote for; George H. Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and John McCain treated conservatives like barely tolerated stepchildren. Will the Republican presidential campaign this time be as condescending and dull? Mitt Romney, almost unnoticed, has done something no other Republican nominee...
  • Mormon Bishop Mitt Romney’s Anti-Christian Religion

    05/01/2012 7:33:08 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 563 replies ^ | April 13, 2012 |
    Many naive Americans believe that Mormonism is merely another branch of protestant Christianity. Well that’s not what the founders and leaders of Mormonism believed. According to its founder, Joseph Smith, and Brigham Young, Smith’s successor, Mormons are the only true people of God on the earth. All non-Mormons and their religions are “wrong, an abomination, blind, damned, of the devil, whores, not Christians, groveling in darkness, heathens, ignorant, devoid of fact, pagan and hatched in Hell.” When Romney made a speech about his religion in 2008 he refused to distance himself from his faith and fully affirmed his Mormonism. Responding...
  • Coulter: Romney doing the job Republican establishment won't

    05/01/2012 7:26:33 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 84 replies
    St Augustine Record ^ | April 30th | 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.
  • The Last Man Standing

    05/01/2012 7:00:39 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 2 replies
    spectator ^ | April 30, 2012 | W. James Antle, III
    What is Ron Paul doing? Rick Santorum has already dropped out of the Republican presidential race. Newt Gingrich is expected to do so this week, Wednesday at the latest. Mitt Romney is virtually guaranteed the nomination. But Ron Paul supporters continue to fight on at Republican caucuses and conventions. Last weekend, they won at the Louisiana caucuses even though Paul managed just 6 percent of the vote in the state's primary earlier this year. The Paulites carried the 1st, 2nd, 5th, and 6th congressional districts. According to one count, 74 percent of the delegates elected to the state convention Saturday...
  • Where Do Conservatives Go Now?

    05/01/2012 6:53:29 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 98 replies ^ | 4-18-12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Today, Parts 1, 2 & 3. Now that moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt is the presumptive Republican nominee for President, many conservatives are asking “What should I do now that it looks like Republicans will not nominate a conservative candidate for President?” First, don’t be Mitt Romney’s cheap date. The grassroots movement conservative voters who powered the Santorum campaign can not be taken for granted. During the 2006 congressional elections some 4 million conservative voters stayed home, producing one of the greatest defeats for the Republican Party in the modern era. Some conservatives were quick to endorse Mitt Romney now...
  • Romney Tries to Channel Reagan, Gets Obama Instead

    05/01/2012 6:44:13 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 71 replies ^ | 4/25/12 | Richard A. Viguerie
    Much has been made of Mitt Romney’s failure to even once use the word “conservative” in his post-election speech on April 24. No big surprise here on that one – Romney has made it clear all during the primary season he plans to win the nomination, and if possible the November election, without conservative or Tea Party support, so why change now? While Romney’s failure to use the word “conservative” in his speech didn’t surprise us, one aspect of the speech was more than a little odd. It was obvious the speech was intended to make Romney sound like President...
  • A Sign of Things to Come?

    05/01/2012 5:45:20 PM PDT · by ak267 · 7 replies
    I took this photo of a prescient Manhattan Mini Storage billboard at 44th Street and Route 9A (West St.) on November 5, 2011. Though the billboard is no longer on this building, the same billboard can be seen further down Route 9A in the Chelsea section of Manhattan. Yes, the owners of Manhattan Mini Storage are liberals and routinely lampoon Republicans and our values in their ads. Why would I use this billboard as a Palinista? Sometimes, we need to listen to the warnings our enemies give us. Nancy Pelosi after all said the exact same things we have been...
  • Openly gay foreign-policy spokesman for Romney campaign resigns; Update: “He wasn’t under wraps”

    05/01/2012 4:45:34 PM PDT · by izzatzo · 18 replies
    HotAir ^ | 05/01/2012 | Allahpundit
    Jen Rubin suggests(also, says he was forced out by anti-gay conservatives) that he quit in frustration, because Romney was too afraid of social conservative disapproval to let him speak for the campaign right now even though the OBL anniversary has pushed foreign policy front and center in the campaign. True?
  • Santorum wants promises from Romney before backing

    05/01/2012 3:20:22 PM PDT · by DBeers · 53 replies
    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | May 1, 2012 | Philip Elliott
    WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP's policy platform represents conservatives' interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation.Both Republicans are expected to endorse their former rival Mitt Romney — and signal to their backers to fall in line behind the party's presumptive nominee — but each wants assurances that Romney will deliver for them. Neither is rushing toward the task.Meanwhile, it doesn't appear that Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is going to go that way. Paul is still in the race and hasn't yet recognized Romney as the party's nominee. The tea...
  • President Obama, the ladies’ man

    05/01/2012 3:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    Know - The UTA Newspaper ^ | May 1, 2012 | Dr. Victoria M. DeFrancesco Soto
    He’s tall and handsome. It doesn’t hurt that he croons rhythm and blues and can shake it up on the dance floor. President Barack Obama is the ultimate ladies’ man, but not because of his swagger or looks. His popularity among women boils down to politics. Part of his appeal to women is simply inherited. For decades women have preferred Democratic candidates. The other part of his female magnetism comes from his aggressively courting women this past year by highlighting women’s policy issues. Women are predisposed toward Democratic candidates. In the 2008 presidential election women preferred Obama by 7 percent...
  • Romney's Gay Foreign Policy Spokesman Resigns (After only two weeks on the job)

    05/01/2012 2:58:59 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 05/01/2012 | By Napp Nazworth
    Richard Grenell, an openly gay foreign policy expert hired by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, has resigned after only two weeks on the job. In a statement obtained Tuesday by Jennifer Rubin, a conservative columnist for The Washington Post, Grenell said, "While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama's foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes from a presidential campaign." Grenell also thanked Romney for not making his sexual orientation an issue when...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Richard Grenell hounded from Romney campaign by anti-gay conservatives

    05/01/2012 12:53:34 PM PDT · by DesertRenegade · 57 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 5/01/2012 | Jennifer Rubin
    Richard Grenell, the openly gay spokesman recently hired to sharpen the foreign policy message of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign, has resigned in the wake of a full-court press by anti-gay conservatives. In a statement obtained by Right Turn, Grenell says: I have decided to resign from the Romney campaign as the Foreign Policy and National Security Spokesman. While I welcomed the challenge to confront President Obama’s foreign policy failures and weak leadership on the world stage, my ability to speak clearly and forcefully on the issues has been greatly diminished by the hyper-partisan discussion of personal issues that sometimes comes...
  • "Like An Etch A Sketch": Romney's Sr. Advisor Compares Mitt To Erasable Toy

    05/01/2012 10:00:00 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 71 replies ^ | Mar 21, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    More proof of the perfidy of Mitt Romney
  • It's Time for a Chess Match, Not a Yelling Match (How do conservatives win?)

    05/01/2012 8:27:38 AM PDT · by mongrel · 76 replies ^ | 5/1/2012 | mongrel
    People who are on this forum, for the most part, are here because they believe in JR's guiding principles: God, family, country, life and liberty from a conservative view point. Right now we're engaging mostly in yelling matches with each other about one thing: voting for Romney. How do we step back and look at the bigger picture and come up with a plan? Perhaps we need to stop arguing about whether or not we rally behind Romney and begin to think long-term. Without unity, we will repeat the history of two groups. The African-American community is taken for granted...
  • Romney campaign seems to have forgotten about Bush’s economic crises

    05/01/2012 7:51:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 31 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ezra Klein
    There’s not much in politics that allows me to say, “I’m old enough to remember when.” But here’s one: I’m old enough to remember when George W. Bush was president. It was, after all, only four short years ago. And it didn’t go so well. The Bush economy is one of the worst on record. Median wages dropped. Poverty worsened. Inequality increased. Surpluses turned into deficits. Monthly job growth was weaker than it had been in any expansion since 1954. Economic growth was sluggish. And that’s before you count the financial crisis that unfurled on his watch. Add the collapse...
  • Mitt Romney in Worcester 2002 "My views are progressive"

    05/01/2012 7:49:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 11 replies ^ | Dec 13, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    Video of campaign of Mitt Romney openly declaring he is a progressive.
  • Ron Paul Vows To Stay In 2012 Race. Untill all votes are Counted. [May not endorse Mitt]

    05/01/2012 7:40:27 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 33 replies
    Daily Paul ^ | April 30, 2012
    The libertarian, who is experiencing surge of support in delegates, made the statement after going head-to-head with Nobel Prize-winning economist -- and ideological opposite -- Paul Krugman in a debate about the U.S. economy."Depends on what his platform is going to be," he said in an interview with Bloomberg's "Street Smart." "If every single thing in the platform I disagree with, it's gonna be tough [to endorse him (Romney)] . If it's 100 percent opposite of everything I've said on civil liberties, on war issues, on spending cuts, on monetary policy, what could I do?" He continued: "We have...
  • Mitt Romney Has A Truth Problem (Aug 16, 2007)

    05/01/2012 7:35:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 7 replies ^ | Aug 16, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    ".. He can argue any side of a question. And sometimes you think he's really believing his argument, but he's not." - Ann Romney
  • Mitt Romney Lies

    05/01/2012 7:31:41 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 34 replies ^ | Feb 28, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney tried to connect with a Michigan Tea Party crowd by recalling a Golden Jubilee parade he attended as a child in Detroit...but the 2012 Republican Presidential candidate was born 9 months after the event. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
  • How Romney and Our Republic Can Win (Part 1)

    05/01/2012 1:42:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 101 replies ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chuck Norris
    With President Barack Obama's officially starting his campaign this Saturday, many are wondering whether the GOP front-runner and former Massachusetts governor, Mitt Romney, has a real chance at winning the general election. But I know a way he could pull it off, and my wife, Gena, even dreamed about it. I said that I would vote for whichever candidate won the GOP nomination. As of this writing, it appears to be Romney. Truthfully, I believe that Mitt has the skills and organization to defeat Obama and stop his fundamental transformation of America. We all know what four more years of...