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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