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  • Joe Biden calls Mitt Romney 'President Romney'...(The box of rocks that keeps on giving...)

    05/07/2012 9:46:06 AM PDT · by AngelesCrestHighway · 58 replies
    KFI640.com ^ | 05/07/12 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    It’s almost become expected at this point. In the nearly four years he’s been in office, Vice President Joe Biden has awed the country with his gaffes (see here, here, and here, just to name a few). And on Sunday, he struck again. During an interview with David Gregory on “Meet The Press,” Biden’s mind seemed otherwise occupied when it came to consistently and correctly referring to who he was talking about. For example, at one point, and much to the joy of Republicans, he referred to Mitt Romney as “President Romney.” But as if that wasn’t embarrassing enough, he...
  • Romney and Obama dead even in key swing states, according to new poll

    05/07/2012 11:37:19 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 55 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 7 May 2012 | Holly Bailey
    With six months to go before Election Day, a new poll finds Mitt Romney in a dead heat with President Barack Obama in 12 key political battleground states. A USA Today/Gallup poll of 12 expected swing states—Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin—finds Obama leading Romney by just two points among registered voters, 47 percent to 45 percent. The results are well within the poll's plus or minus 4 percent margin of error. That's a major difference from the same poll conducted in late March, when Obama held a 9-point lead...
  • A Mormon in the White House

    05/07/2012 10:36:51 AM PDT · by kevcol · 91 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 5, 2012 | Maureen Callahan
    -snip- 62% [of mormons] say that Americans are “uninformed” about the religion. Yet the reluctance of most Mormons to discuss their beliefs and customs with non-members only adds to secular suspicion that the church is a cult. -snip- Romney would also be assigned two “home teachers” — fellow Mormons who live in his vicinity and would visit with Romney once a month, probably in the White House, to counsel him on his faith and general emotional state -snip- Less than two hours after my visit — despite giving staffers only my first name and filling out no paperwork — I...
  • SPIN METER: Romney used fees to close budget gap

    05/07/2012 10:19:13 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 19 replies
    Associated Press /WTOP.com ^ | 5/2/2012, 5:40am ET | ANDREW MIGA
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Mitt Romney's boast that he closed a $3 billion budget gap as Massachusetts governor without raising taxes is a cornerstone of his White House campaign, a way to highlight his pitch for lower taxes and leaner government in a race where federal budget deficits and the slumping economy are hot issues. What he rarely mentions is how he did it. The presumptive Republican nominee and Democratic state lawmakers raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cash-strapped state coffers by approving new and higher fees on everything from marriage licenses to real estate transactions to gun licenses. ....
  • Battleground Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heat (Romney 48, Obama 47)

    05/07/2012 7:26:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/07/2012 | James Hohmann
    A new POLITICO/George Washington University Battleground Poll finds a dead heat in the presidential race six months before the election. Mitt Romney edged out President Barack Obama 48 percent to 47 percent among likely voters, a number well within the margin of error, as Republicans rapidly consolidate behind the likely GOP nominee. The former Massachusetts governor has opened up a 10-point lead, 48 percent to 38 percent, among independents in a poll conducted Sunday, April 29 through Thursday, May 3 and a 6-point lead among those who describe themselves as “extremely likely” to vote in November. Obama led Romney by...
  • Chris Christie Goes National. Romney’s running mate? NJ insiders say it’s not so far-fetched.

    05/07/2012 7:15:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/07/2012 | Robert Costa
    A few steps away from the Delaware River, in the marble halls of New Jersey’s capitol, there’s a consensus among Trenton insiders: Governor Chris Christie would gladly accept the vice-presidential nomination, should Mitt Romney offer it. “Christie is open to it, his family’s comfortable with it, and he’s been vetted before,” one top state lawmaker says. “He isn’t going to campaign for it, but it’s no secret that he would relish the opportunity to play at that level.” The open question, however, is whether Romney will actually pick up the phone and call — tapping one of the GOP’s brightest...
  • Romney needs to get small donors hooked / Weak passion seen for candidate

    05/07/2012 5:47:57 AM PDT · by COBOL2Java · 95 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 7 May 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    Wow, look at those enthusiastic faces surrounding Romney! In outspending former Sen. Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich en route to the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney proved he knows how to reel in big-cash backers. But if he hopes to go toe-to-toe this fall with President Obama, the former Massachusetts governor needs to show he can fish for small-dollar donors, too. “Now that the race [is] a two-person contest, Mr. Romney ought to be able to bring more small donors in,” said Michael J. Malbin, executive director of the Campaign Finance Institute (CFI), a Washington-based think...
  • GOP leaders start to rally around Romney _ sort of

    05/06/2012 4:08:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 22 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/6/12 | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, Associated Press
    Republican party leaders are starting to rally around Mitt Romney, but it's not exactly a stampede of support for the expected GOP presidential nominee. With Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich out of the race, Romney is his party's pick to take on President Barack Obama this fall, barring a catastrophe. While Romney talks like the nominee, the former Massachusetts governor has work to do to round up enough convention delegates to make it official. Romney has 859 delegates, according to The Associated Press count. That's 285 short of the 1,144 he needs to win the nomination. Romney could get about...
  • Are You Ready for a Tea Party Rebellion? YOU ARE NOT ALONE!

    05/06/2012 2:16:06 PM PDT · by TheRobb7 · 56 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 5-6-2012 | TheRobb7
    In another thread I had proposed the idea of doing another Dan’s Bake Sale in downtown Tampa during the Convention. Fellow FReeper "Patton@Bastogne" has expounded in several threads on what could happen once the Tea Party makes its stand.... Imagine...80,000 Tea Party faithful, non violently filling the streets until they are heard. The purpose/result may or may not be to overthrow the nomination process, but at least they could help ensure Conservatism in represented in the Party Platform...with a stern and visible reminder that Tea Partiers will be elected nationwide (all the way down the ballot) to hold the GOP...
  • Are you an ABO like me PO'd at JR for getting called a RINO? Truce declared! Please DONATE!

    05/06/2012 8:09:35 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 1,342 replies
    Attention "Anyone But Obama" (ABO) FReepers! If you go to the thread at the link you will will see that JimRob has "declared a truce" and hundreds of ABO FReepers are now vigorously defending their belief, which I share, that the ineligible Marxist Manchurian MUST BE DEFEATED to preserve the Republic...without fear of "the ZOT"! Please consider a DONATION not just to fund renewal of expression and amplification of your ABO views, but let's over-achieve this FReepathon to get JR his new equipment! IMO, Free Republic and FReepers could be vital in swing states in rallying just enough conservatives to...
  • Romney Must Clarify Positions on Auto Bailouts and Energy Subsidies

    05/06/2012 11:41:13 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 31 replies
    nlpc.org ^ | May 4, 2012 | by Mark Modica
    A couple of stories surfaced recently that should be of concern to voters that are analyzing how a Romney presidency would differ from the current administration. President Obama has a track record that can be examined to get a grasp of his agenda, but Governor Romney needs to further explain his positions on two key areas that many voters would expect to see a divergence with our present leader. The reports bring in to question whether or not Romney would be any different from the administrations over the past 12 years when it comes to dumping billions of taxpayer dollars...
  • Who's who? Obama, Romney projecting mirror image

    05/06/2012 9:46:40 AM PDT · by shove_it · 15 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 6 May 2012 | Connie Cass
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He's a smug, Harvard-trained elitist who doesn't get how regular Americans are struggling these days. More extreme than he lets on, he's keeping his true agenda hidden until after Election Day. He's clueless about fixing the economy, over his head on foreign policy. Who is he? Your answer will help decide the next president. Is it Barack Obama, as seen by Mitt Romney? Or Romney, the way Obama depicts him? For all their liberal versus conservative differences, when the two presidential contenders describe each other, they sound like they're ragging on the same flawed guy. Or mirror...
  • Trending: Schwarzenegger asks, 'What would Ronald Reagan have done?'

    05/06/2012 9:19:26 AM PDT · by Innovative · 37 replies
    CNN ^ | May 6, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Were Ronald Reagan in office today, some Republicans would "start looking for a 'real' conservative to challenge him in a primary," Arnold Schwarzenegger wrote in an op-ed published Saturday evening. "What's important is our shared belief in the broad Republican principles of free enterprise and small government," he said in the op-ed published in the Los Angeles Times. "If we continue to fight one another without being willing to compromise, we will keep losing to big-government advocates."
  • Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement

    05/04/2012 6:31:27 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 1,524 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 4, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    My FRiends, we might as well face the reality that we the combined pro-life conservative movement and tea party coalition have lost this round (the presidential election) in the larger battle to reclaim our constitution and our inalienable rights. Rove, Romney and the GOP-e have successfully destroyed and driven off each and every pro-life conservative tea party candidate from the race and all have surrendered to the Romney camp. It is no secret that Romney is not one of us. There is absolutely no doubt that he has never accomplished a single conservative thing in his entire political career (one...
  • Romney's Practical Vision vs. Obama's Left-Wing Extremism

    05/05/2012 9:42:12 PM PDT · by Innovative · 23 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 3, 2012 | Peter Ferrara,
    In his weekly radio address on April 14, President Obama displayed his lifelong commitment to an ideological extremism of pure theory unhinged from reality. That failure of leadership is why America is in a scary downward slide that will not stop until fundamental change is made at the top. The bottom line is that raising tax rates on investment income to finance increased government spending could not be a more confused, upside down policy to promote economic growth. It reflects only Obama's extreme, neo-Marxist ideology, which is fundamentally offended by investment income flowing to "the rich." In sharp contrast, presumptive...
  • Endorsements of Mitt Romney remain tepid

    05/05/2012 9:19:41 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 41 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | May 6, 2012 | Seema Mehta and Maeve Reston
    PITTSBURGH — Rick Santorum dropped his presidential bid nearly a month ago, so his meeting here Friday with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney would have seemed like the perfect opportunity to offer Romney his endorsement. But even before the 90-minute meeting took place, everyone knew that no such nod would be coming anytime soon. Santorum, like pretty much everyone else who has run in the Republican presidential contest, has embraced the party's standard-bearer with a stiff arm. Of course they will work to defeat President Obama, they say. Yet few have been willing to get behind their party's winner with...
  • Arizona Bans Funding for Planned Parenthood, Organizations That Perform Abortions

    05/05/2012 4:17:06 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 21 replies
    /abcnews.go.com ^ | May 5,2012 | Abc news
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will cut off public funding for organizations that perform "nonfederally qualified abortions," striking a blow to Planned Parenthood in the state. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a bill that will cut off public funding for organizations that perform "nonfederally qualified abortions," striking a blow to Planned Parenthood in the state.
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney (Jun 3, 2011)

    05/05/2012 4:12:59 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 63 replies
    Reuters.com ^ | Jun 3, 2011 | Ros Krasny
    (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • Why is Romney being supported by the Global Warming Crowd?

    05/05/2012 3:54:38 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 17 replies
    RightWingNews.com Blog ^ | March 12, 2012 | Steve Baldwin
    How depressing. Conservatives remain divided this election cycle while the most liberal candidate for the GOP nomination in decades continues to pile up delegates. Meanwhile, the evidence continues to mount that Romney will govern to the left of George Bush – either one. Romney’s effort to portray himself as a conservative has had great success, primarily due to a black out on Romney’s record not only by the mainstream press but also by much of the conservative media. Moreover, much of America’s conservative “leadership” has decided to give Romney a pass. I posted a piece here a few weeks ago...
  • Mitt Romney - "I like mandates. The mandates work." (Mar 23, 2011)

    05/05/2012 3:12:44 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 51 replies
    4 second clip on YouTube.com ^ | Mar 23, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney likes mandates
  • Republican delegation divided at state convention in Sparks

    05/05/2012 3:01:45 PM PDT · by redreno · 5 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, May 5, 2012 | 11:15 a.m. | By Anjeanette Damon (contact)
    A deeply divided contingent of more than 1,200 Republicans has gathered at a Sparks casino to elect delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Within an hour of the convention being gaveled open, accusations of fake ballots, scuffles over seating and brief disagreements over rules erupted. Overall, however, business proceeded rather smoothly with a delegation that seemed tipped toward Texas Rep. Ron Paul, who is scheduled to speak this afternoon. Josh Romney, whose father Mitt Romney is the presumed GOP nominee, gave a brief speech to the crowd, focusing his attacks on President Barack Obama. “This is a very...
  • Obama plunges into campaign, tears into Romney

    05/05/2012 3:01:37 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Google News/AP ^ | May 4, 2012 | DAVID ESPO, AP
    Plunging into his campaign for a new term, President Barack Obama tore into Mitt Romney on Saturday as a willing and eager "rubber stamp" for conservative Republicans in Congress and an agenda to cut taxes for the rich, reduce spending on education and Medicare and enhance power that big banks and insurers hold over consumers. Romney has staked his candidacy on an understanding of the economy, developed through a successful career as a businessman, and his promise to enact policies that stimulate job creation. But Obama said his rival was merely doing the bidding of the conservative powerbrokers in Congress...
  • The Race To Take The Senate

    05/05/2012 12:32:06 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-05-12 | Curt
    Now that it appears Romney will be our nominee I have little hope of taking the White House this election year. So instead our efforts should move to taking the Senate and keeping the House to ensure that anything Obama tries to do in his continuing destruction of this country is stopped dead in its tracks. So far we are not in bad shape. In the Senate currently there are 51 Democrats, 47 Republicans and 2 Independents (who should be counted as Democrats since they always vote with the Dem's) so 53 to 47. 23 Democrats and 10 Republicans have...
  • Why Christians and Patriots CANNOT vote for Mitt Romney (Vanity)

    05/05/2012 9:22:38 AM PDT · by Waywardson · 286 replies
    America's Wake Up Call ^ | 5/5/2012 | Craig Bergman
    Attention all Patriots: Tune in to America's Wake Up Call: Talk radio sponsored by Tea Party of America and Patriots for Christ. Hear Craig Bergman and Jamie Johnson make the case for why Christians and Patriots CANNOT vote for Mitt Romney. This Saturday at 1pm CST on 99.3 FM in the Des Moines, Iowa area or live streaming on the web at: www.americaswakeupcall.net Check out the facebook fan page and "like" it at www.facebook.com/americaswakeupcall Long live the Republic! In Liberty,
  • Ted Nugent - Why I endorsed Mitt Romney

    05/05/2012 12:11:00 AM PDT · by Tarantulas · 30 replies
    Phoenix radio station KFYI ^ | 5-4-2012 | Mike Broomhead
    Ted Nugent always stops by radio station KFYI here in Phoenix when he's in town, and we have the privilege of listening to this great American. Today he was on the Mike Broomhead show prior to his concert in Phoenix tonight. Among other topics, Mike asked him to explain why he endorsed Mitt Romney. Here's his answer (6 minutes 10 seconds): http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_content/622/Ted_Nugent_2_1336181499_3260.mp3 Ted discusses his recent interview with CBS (6 minutes 14 seconds): http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_content/622/Ted_Nugent_1_1336180172_17174.mp3 Ted talks about Barack Obama, illegal aliens, dead ranchers, OTMs, law enforcement, and slovenly booger people (8 minutes 48 seconds): http://media.ccomrcdn.com/media/station_content/622/Ted_Nugent_4_1336182709_14722.mp3 Ted talks with a fan...
  • Aide: Santorum Endorsement Could Come In 'Next Week Or So'

    05/04/2012 8:38:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 12 replies
    KCRA ^ | May 4, 2012 | CNN Political Unit
    John Brabender, a senior strategist to former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum, said Friday if the ex-GOP candidate endorses his former top rival Mitt Romney it will be "in the next week or so." Brabender's comments came after a meeting between the one-time opponents, which he characterized as a productive, issues-driven conversation. Nonetheless, the session did not produce an immediate endorsement from Santorum. Asked by CNN Chief Political Correspondent Candy Crowley what "sooner" meant, Brabender said "probably in the next week or so, not in the next two months."
  • Romney campaign reckons with gay rights after aide's exit

    05/04/2012 8:35:07 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    MSDNC ^ | 05/04/2012 | Michael O'Brien
    Mitt Romney’s campaign was weathering a minor controversy by week’s end related to the resignation of a foreign policy aide who was gay, forcing the campaign to deny it had caved to fringe social conservatives who’d pressured Romney to fire the aide.“We wanted him to stay with our team. He's a very accomplished spokesperson, and we select people not based upon their ethnicity or sexual preference or gender, but their capability,” Romney said Friday on Fox News of the aide, Richard Grenell, who stepped down from the Romney campaign on Tuesday. Grenell was hired to act as Romney's spokesman on...
  • Gay GOP Group in 'Ongoing' Discussions With Romney Campaign, RNC

    05/04/2012 7:06:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 31 replies
    Christian Post ^ | May 3, 2012 | 6:36 am | Paul Stanley
    Log Cabin Republicans, a gay political action group, is in "ongoing" discussions with Mitt Romney's campaign and the Republican National Committee on a variety of issues, said the group's director, which most likely includes same-sex marriage and employment discrimination policies. The group will be meeting over the summer to determine whether to endorse Romney prior to the GOP convention. "I can't confirm the details of our conversations because they are of a 'private nature,'" the group's Deputy Executive Director Christian Berle told The Christian Post. "We're in ongoing conversations with the Romney campaign and the RNC on the issues that...
  • Paul Ryan: Obama's 'Julia' website 'creepy' and 'demeaning'

    05/04/2012 6:46:35 PM PDT · by Innovative · 41 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 20112 | Justin Sink
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Friday that the Obama campaign's new website - which uses a fictionalized woman named Julia to illustrate how the president's policies help female voters - is "creepy" and "demeaning." "It suggests that this woman can't go anywhere in life without Barack Obama's government-centered society. It's kind of demeaning to her," Ryan said during a constituent meeting in Wisconsin, the National Review reports. "She must have him and his big government to depend on to go anywhere in life. It doesn't say much about his faith in Julia." Dubbed "The Life of Julia,"...
  • How to Lose Worse Than John McCain

    05/04/2012 4:32:35 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies
    SteveDeace.com ^ | May 4th, 2012 | Steve Deace
    One of my 10 Commandments of Political Warfare states: Never Abandon Your Base (unless they’re morally wrong). Yesterday, the Mitt Romney presidential campaign violated that commandment. In what can only be described as one of the absolute dumbest things a Republican presidential nominee can say, unless that nominee is purposefully trying to throw his base under the bus, Romney campaign spokesman Eric “Etch-a-Sketch” Fehrnstrom described Christians who believe what the Bible says about marriage, gender identity, and sexuality is true as “voices of intolerance” within the Republican Party. This is the sort of insidious put-down of Christians one would expect...
  • Romney makes hay of the Chen case, distracts voters from Obama's abyssmal jobs record. /s

    05/04/2012 2:55:43 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 8 replies
    5/4/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    While I am waxing sarcastic I will explain why. Romney and/or his surrogates have repeatedly let us know either implicitly or explicitly that when Obama makes hay of an issue (like killing Bin Laden or campaigning on college campuses on the issue of college loan interest rates, etc, etc) they will call him out for distracting voters from his abyssmal jobs record. This allows Romney to operate in and on a range of issues, while isolating Obama to one issue. Romney's political mindset is easy to follow as it flows from his business mindset: Romney sits and the end the...
  • Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom on.. Grenell: Mitt has a record of taking on “voices of intolerance”

    05/04/2012 2:50:47 PM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 4, 2012 | Allahpundit
    To repeat a point I made last night, if they muzzled Grenell to show social conservatives that they disapprove of gays, they’re going about the aftermath in an awfully funny way. Not only did Mitt himself turn up on “Fox & Friends” this morning and personally reiterate that he wanted Grenell to stay (skip to 3:55 of the clip below for that) but his right-hand man Eric Fehrnstrom singled out “voices of intolerance” whom Romney has confronted before — a thinly veiled reference to Bryan Fischer — in his own hit this a.m. on MSNBC. Conservative talk radio host Steve...
  • Mitt Romney’s Eldest Son Has Twins Via Surrogate

    05/04/2012 2:07:33 PM PDT · by madprof98 · 211 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 4, 2012 | Emily Friendman
    O’HARA, Pa. – Tagg Romney, the eldest son of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, announced via Twitter that he and his wife Jen have new twin boys, delivered by a surrogate today. “Happy 2 announce birth of twin boys David Mitt and William Ryder. Big thanks to our surrogate. Life is a miracle,” Tagg tweeting, linking to a photo of himself and one of his new sons. This the second time that Tagg, 42, and his wife, Jen,39, have used a surrogate. The same surrogate was used for the twins carried their youngest son Jonathan, who was born in August of...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    05/04/2012 10:19:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 22 replies
    MichelleMalkin.com ^ | January 26, 2012 10:32 AM | Michelle Malkin
    Jim Pethokoukis spotlights a new Health Affairs study on how Romneycare laid the foundation for Obamacare, and what it portends for the federal health insurance scene. In short: Expanded government coverage, higher taxpayer costs. Read here for details and analysis. His conclusion: The authors conclude that based on the Romneycare experience, Obamacare will improve coverage and not kill employer-based insurance, but containing costs will be a “considerable challenge.” That is probably the avenue Romney should use to a) attack Obamacare and b) present his own national health reform. But this study will perpetuate the meme that Romneycare was the prototype...
  • Nugent Unloads On CBS Reporter, Producer (Video)

    05/04/2012 10:17:02 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 48 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5-4-2012
    A rough transcription- CBS Interviewer - "You're not exactly a moderate." Nugent - "I offer you this. Have you done a lot of interviews?" CBS Interviewer - "A decent number." Nugent - "When you find someone that does more for charity, more for dying kids... than I do, call me. And I'll suck your ****!"
  • Romney, Mormons brace for a mean political season

    05/04/2012 9:51:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 53 replies
    AP ^ | May 3, 2012 | Rachel Zoll
    As 20,000 Mormons streamed from the church conference center, a ragtag group of protesters stood across the street shouting that the Latter-day Saints were going to hell. Mormon families, who had gathered here for two days of speeches and spiritual guidance called General Conference, ignored the hecklers or laughed and kept walking. This, after all, is a church accustomed to much worse.
  • Romney on individual mandate ()

    05/04/2012 9:31:28 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 6 replies
    Youtube.com ^ | Dec 29, 2011 | Mitt Romney
    "Fox News Sunday" host Chris Wallace presents GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney with his 2007 statement on "Meet the Press" where he advocates an individual mandate for the nation (December 18, 2011).
  • Romney Must Clarify Positions on Auto Bailouts and Energy Subsidies

    05/04/2012 9:16:37 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    National Legal & Policy Center ^ | May 4, 2012 | Mark Modica
    A couple of stories surfaced recently that should be of concern to voters that are analyzing how a Romney presidency would differ from the current administration. President Obama has a track record that can be examined to get a grasp of his agenda, but Governor Romney needs to further explain his positions on two key areas that many voters would expect to see a divergence with our present leader. The reports bring in to question whether or not Romney would be any different from the administrations over the past 12 years when it comes to dumping billions of taxpayer...
  • Mitt Hussein Romney flip-flops on Tax Pledge

    05/04/2012 7:25:30 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 20 replies
    mofopolitics ^ | April 25th, 2012 | mofopolitics
    Ugh. If Mitt Hussein Romney wasn’t running for President, he’d be endorsing Obama… Check Out The Clip: In 2007 Romney struggled to explain Tax Pledge Flip-Flop on 60 Minutes
  • Obama unleashes negative barrage on Romney

    05/04/2012 7:18:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 25 replies
    AFP ^ | May 4, 2012 | Stephen Collinson
    President Barack Obama wants to tell America a few things about Mitt Romney: he is rich and indifferent, bad for women, and might wobble at a fateful moment as commander-in-chief. Obama's reelection campaign has unleashed a daily, negative, character-based slashing of his November foe, ahead of the president's official campaign kick-off rallies in the crucial battlegrounds of Virginia and Ohio on Saturday. In the latest volley, Obama's camp produced a memo accusing Romney of pursuing an "extreme" agenda towards women, seeking to lock in the Republican challenger's liabilities with the key electoral demographic.
  • The state both parties want (Virginia)

    05/04/2012 6:40:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    Politico ^ | May 3, 2012 | Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns
    The verdict is in: Barack Obama’s 2008 victory in Virginia was not a fluke. For the once reliably Republican state, competitive presidential elections are the new normal. Just look at the candidates’ schedules. President Obama will make Richmond the site of his kickoff campaign rally this Saturday and, as he often does, will motorcade across the Potomac on Friday for an official event in Northern Virginia, this one devoted to student loans at an Arlington high school. Mitt Romney has two stops in Virginia lined up this week, Wednesday in Northern Virginia and Thursday in Hampton Roads, and he will...
  • Bachmann: Why did I endorse Mitt Romney? Two words: Barack Obama

    05/04/2012 2:42:57 AM PDT · by RDAardvark · 97 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 03, 2012
    BACHMANN: Well, of course I can support him. Two words, Barack Obama. That's our alternative. We have President Barack Obama or we can have President Mitt Romney. It's very easy for me to come forward and support Mitt Romney because we simply have to win the election. He is our nominee.
  • 69% See Palin as Good VP Pick

    05/04/2012 2:04:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | May 3, 2012 | Staff
    She is the 12th in a series of possible Veep picks graded by CHQ Poll respondents. We asked you: “If Mitt Romney becomes the Republican nominee, who would be his best choice as vice presidential running mate? And we explained: “Each day we will offer you a different choice, and ask for your reaction. We are not asking you to vote for the best candidate. We are asking you to give your evaluation of each candidate. In this way we will see who is acceptable, and who is not acceptable, to conservatives and Tea Partiers.” Here is how you responded...
  • Romney and the '60s

    05/03/2012 9:50:55 PM PDT · by neverdem · 25 replies
    American Tthinker ^ | May 2, 2012 | J.R. Dunn
    The major Demo tactical effort against Mitt Romney is based on portraying him as a robotic, out-of-touch figure not much like other Americans -- at least not Americans of the 21st century. Romney is a creature of the 1950s, raised and indoctrinated within a Mormon cocoon, a man effectively living in a time warp. He uses words like "zany." His hair looks funny. He's been married to the same woman for nearly half a century. What kind of post-'60s American is this? The key element here, repeated in piece after piece, is that Romney was "untouched by the '60s." Liberals...
  • Mitt Romney, evangelicals seek marriage of convenience

    05/03/2012 8:26:32 PM PDT · by svxdave · 23 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | April 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. Instead, it helped propel Rick Santorum to victories in 11 states. It’s long regarded Romney as too moderate and too willing to change his views for political expedience. And his Mormon religion is off-putting to many. But with Romney now the only hope that conservatives have to beat President Barack Obama in November, a partnership has begun to jell. Email:...
  • A Flashback on Fox's Romulan Chicanery in the 2008 GOP primary

    05/03/2012 7:12:59 PM PDT · by publius321 · 1 replies
    http://youtu.be/sSPand-lhOU ^ | February 2, 2008 | Scott Ryan
    In this 2008 video I was elucidating upon the ways that Fox News was manipulating the primary and it is amazing how everything in this remonstrance against Fox News could be applied to their handling of the 2012. Every word about their underhanded tactics could be applied to their tactics against Newt, Rick, Cain, Bachman and Perry, one by one. These observations confirm their trickery and deception, their cunning devices. The description of Fox's manipulation begin at approximately 3:30 into the video.
  • Which Republicans will get to speak at the convention? (Sarah might be denied to speak?)

    05/03/2012 4:51:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 110 replies
    HotAir ^ | Thursday May 3, 2012
    Several insiders interviewed for this story said former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin will present a unique challenge to Romney’s team: Will they give her a prime spot to satisfy her fans, or reduce her role because of her polarizing nature? “You want people to generate interest and passion,” said one Republican who has organized conventions before and who, like others, didn’t want to be named. “Sarah Palin goes to a very small segment, relatively speaking, of the Republican Party. And you’re trying to put together a rainbow coalition.” (Democrats faced a similar situation in 1992, when then-Gov. Bob Casey of...
  • Post Poll: Obama leads Romney as campaigns converge on Virginia

    05/03/2012 3:56:14 PM PDT · by muawiyah · 94 replies
    The Washington post ^ | May 3, 2012 | Ben Pershing and Jon Cohen
    Obama is ahead of Romney, the presumed Republican nominee, 51 percent to 44 percent among registered voters. And Romney does no better against Obama than he did a year ago, despite his emergence as the GOP standard-bearer.
  • 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.