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  • Breaking: Romney apologizes for high-school pranks

    05/10/2012 8:50:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 183 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/10/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Thankfully, our long national nightmare is over: Mitt Romney apologized on Thursday morning for pranks he helped orchestrate in high school that he said “might have gone too far,” including an incident in which he pinned down a fellow student and cut his hair.The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was responding to an article published a few hours earlier by The Washington Post documenting the episode with first-hand accounts from Romney’s classmates.“Back in high school, I did some dumb things and if anybody was hurt by that or offended, obviously I apologize for that,” Romney said in a live radio interview...
  • Mitt Romneys prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents

    05/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05-10-12 | Jason Horowitz
    Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasnt having it. He cant look like...
  • Obama & Gay Marriage: Is GOP best response: "Romney did it too" OR "Romney did it First"?

    05/10/2012 6:33:32 AM PDT · by xzins · 48 replies
    Bloggers & Personal ^ | 10 May 12 | Xzins
    Barack Obama has come out of the closet....at least about gay marriage. Until now he has kept Willie and Pete stuffed in a corner behind Moochelle's expensive sweaters and shoes. Tiring of hiding them, and with so much cash and positive media coverage at stake, he finally ushered them out into the limelight as his version of North Carolina smackdown. How dare those yokel Tarheels vote down gay marriage! Damn hillbillies! Republicans have rallied to North Carolina's side! Uhhh....wait a minute...last night's Fox News "Red Eye" spent most of the showing demeaning all things North Carolina decision as well. How...
  • Presidential Election 2012: Eddie Haskell versus Ward Cleaver

    05/10/2012 6:12:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    bookwormroom.com ^ | 5-10-2012 | Bookworm
    The Presidential Election of 2012 is Beaverville played out in real life, on the national stage. President Barack Obama is the skinny, duplicitous Barry Haskell, while Gov. Mitt Romney is the wise, affectionate Mitt Cleaver. Heres a little history of the two main characters in the Eddie versus Ward show that Barry and Mitt are playing out right now, on the national stage, before an American audience: To begin with Barry Haskell lies. His lying always follows the same pattern, whether he is (a) distancing himself from a troublesome priest; (b) supporting gay marriage (1996), which he did before opposing...
  • Poll: Obama barely holding lead over Romney in Florida

    05/10/2012 5:21:26 AM PDT · by PRePublic · 108 replies
    LATimed ^ | May 10,2012
    Los Angeles Times - ‎2 hours ago‎ By Mitchell Landsberg Florida, the state that bequeathed Bush vs. Gore to the American political lexicon, is once again evenly divided in a presidential race, according to a new statewide poll.
  • VOTING FOR ROMNEY IS TO VOTE FOR THE DEATH OF AMERICA

    05/09/2012 4:58:43 PM PDT · by GoldenEagles · 375 replies
    May 6, 2012 | GoldenEagles
    VOTING FOR ROMNEY IS TO VOTE FOR THE DEATH OF AMERICAAllowing homosexuals to serve openly and proudly in the U.S. Military is the single worst thing that has ever happened in American history. That infamous act of the U.S. Congress and the U.S. President, has cut America off from any further access to the resources of Divine Providence. You want to be like other nations? Now you will get the chance. Romney supported this infamy, and if elected, Romney will block any attempt to reverse it. Therefore, a vote for Romney is a vote to seal this infamy into the...
  • RNC Chairman Reince Priebus on MSNBC (Romney doesn't support federal ban of gay marriage

    05/09/2012 2:42:22 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 31 replies
    YouTube ^ | 5/7/2012 | mc
    RNC Chairman reince Priebus on MSNBC (May 7, 2012) [1:57-2:32] Andrea Mitchell: "Let me ask you about this whole issue of gay marriage and give you a chance to respond... what is the latest position of Mitt Romney and Republicans on this issue [same-sex marriage]?" Reince Priebus: "Governor Romney and the Republican Party have been pretty clear, marriage is between one man and one woman. We believe ultimately that you can't federalize that kind of mandate, which is why we believe that individual states can make that decision on their own..."
  • Evangelicals and the Coming Romney Victory

    05/09/2012 2:17:13 PM PDT · by NYer · 86 replies
    First Things ^ | May 9, 2012 | Gerald R. McDermott
    A new poll from Virginia, a key swing state, suggests that Evangelicals will help put Mitt Romney in the White House this November. It has become a truism in recent years that Evangelicals are critical to our national elections. As New York Times reporter Erik Eckholm pointed out on April 14, Evangelicals accounted for nearly one-fourth of all ballots cast in recent presidential elections. Their lukewarm support for John McCain in 2008with many staying home on Election Day and upwards of 30 percent of their 18-29 year-olds casting votes for Obama (Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research)helped give the White House to...
  • Mother's Day - Restore Our Future (YouTube Video)

    05/09/2012 2:07:17 PM PDT · by radioone · 1 replies
    Restoreourfuture.com ^ | 5-9-12 | Restore Our Future
    See the video and learn more at www.RestoreOurFuture.com. Ann Romney raised 5 boys. She successfully battled breast cancer and multiple sclerosis. But what does White House insider Hilary Rosen say about Ann Romney? "Guess what, his wife has actually never worked a day in her life." And Bill Maher, who gave $1 million supporting Obama, attacks: "Ann Romney has never gotten her ass out of the house." Happy Mother's Day from Barack Obama's Team! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mV6Dn8qMzig
  • Mitt Romney Won't Stand Up To His Own Party (well, duh; invertebrates can't stand)

    05/09/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by torchy · 38 replies
    Wasington Post ^ | May 8 2012 | Dana Milbank
    Almost four years ago, I was watching Sarah Palin rile up a Clearwater, Fla., crowd with anti-Obama broadsides when a spectator let loose a bloodcurdling cry of "kill him!" To his credit, John McCain realized the Obama hatred was getting out of hand, and a few days later, when a woman at one of his events called Obama an "Arab," McCain did one of the most honorable things in his political career. "No, ma'am," he said, taking the microphone from the woman and enduring some boos from supporters. "He's a decent, family-man citizen that I just happen to have disagreements...
  • List Attorneys, Law Professors, Leaders Declaring: Romney forced same-sex marriage on Massachusetts

    05/09/2012 11:40:34 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    -Romney willfully authorized tax-funded elective abortions (from the Open Letter to Rush Limbaugh at UndergroundJournal.net) The following attorneys, law professors and other holders of advanced degrees in law or constitutional theory are among the many who state here (or have previously stated in their own words) that Romney's claim that judges somehow changed Massachusetts' marriage laws and he was "forced" or had legal authority to bypass the Legislature and violate the marriage statutes with his orders imposing homosexual "marriage" in Massachusetts, is legally absurd and false.* Most have also stated that -- based on his record -- Mitt Romney is...
  • Ron Paul: No, I wont be endorsing Romney any time soon (Watch Video)

    05/09/2012 11:36:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/09/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Larry Kudlow asks the most pertinent question about Ron Paul's continuing efforts on the campaign trail after Mitt Romney has all but wrapped up the GOP nomination, which is what Paul hopes to accomplish by continuing to contest it. Paul says he's not ready to follow Rick Santorum's lead by endorsing Romney in the near future ... and why should he? He's raising money with a low burn rate, grabbing enough delegates to have the party establishment worried, and putting himself in position to force some policy changes in the party platform. Ron Paul is having the time of his...
  • Huckabee for Veep? (He is under consideration according to sources close to the Romney campaign)

    05/09/2012 11:33:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/09/2012 | Robert Costa
    The conventional wisdom about Mitt Romneys vice-presidential short list, according to a handful of Romney insiders, may be wrong. Instead of picking a straitlaced Midwestern senator such as Ohios Rob Portman, or an outspoken northeastern Republican governor such as Chris Christie, there is a chance Romney will tap an evangelical from the South. And the name on the lips of Romney friends and supporters isnt a rising southern senator or a current Dixie governor. He has been out of office for five years, resides on a beach in the Florida panhandle, and hosts a television show. In other words, Mike...
  • Mitt Romney Delivers Remarks in Michigan: A New Course May 9th, 2012 8:50 am [Video]

    05/09/2012 9:25:58 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 8 replies
    MRCentral ^ | May 9th, 2012 8:50 am | Rebel Ross Reports
    Here are the remarks as I was reading them via the teleprompter control screen during Mitts speech. It was very interesting to see how many times Mitt added parts to the speech that were not in the prompter and also how many times he simply changed the wording on the fly. Id love to get a chance sometime to see if President Obama does the same thing or if he stays 100% true to the prompter.
  • Romney rejects Ron Paul-style austerity, will increase military spending

    05/09/2012 8:12:08 AM PDT · by Gennie · 44 replies
    Washington Times ^ | May 7, 2012 | Seth McLaughlin
    You can almost hear the collective gasp from Ron Paul's loyal band of supporters. Speaking Monday at a town hall style-meeting event in Cleveland, presumptive GOP presidential Mitt Romney plunged a fork into the idea that he could come around to embracing Mr. Paul's call for deep cuts in federal spending. "My job is to get America back on track to have a balanced budget. Now I'm not going to cut $1 trillion in the first year," he said, distancing himself from Mr. Paul's (http://www.washingtontimes.com/blog/inside-politics/2011/oct/19/paul-time-cut-spending/) plan to slice more than a quarter of the estimated $3.8 trillion being spent by...
  • What Lugar's loss could mean for a Pres. Romney (You cannot underestimate the Tea Party movement)

    05/09/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/09/2012 | Philip Klein
    Not only did Tea Party-backed Richard Mourdock just put an end to Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's 35-year U.S. Senate career, but it wasn't even close. NBC projected Mourdock, the Indiana state treasurer, the winner of the Republican primary shortly after polls closed, as he was trouncing Lugar by over 20 points. In and of itself, the crushing defeat of such a long-time veteran of the Senate would be a big story, but the importance of this development will be felt way beyond Indiana. As I wrote earlier this week, a lot of pundits have been prematurely writing the obituary to...
  • Romney Taking Credit for Auto Industry Success

    05/09/2012 2:31:21 AM PDT · by lbryce · 32 replies
    AP viaYahoo News ^ | May 8, 2012 | Steve Peoples
    Campaigning in the backyard of America's auto industry, Mitt Romney re-ignited the bailout debate by suggesting he deserves "a lot of credit" for the recent successes of the nation's largest car companies. That claims comes in spite of his stance that Detroit should have been allowed to go bankrupt. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee told a Cleveland television station on Monday that President Barack Obama followed his lead when he ushered auto companies through a managed bankruptcy soon after taking office.
  • Obama Lead Grows; Up by 7%

    05/09/2012 12:30:30 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 52 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/5/12
    United States President Barack Obama leads Republican challenger Mitt Romney by seven percentage points, a Reuters/Ipsos poll found Tuesday. Obama has widened his lead since April, when he was leading by four percentage points. .....
  • Obama thrill is gone as polls support Romney and change

    05/08/2012 8:28:14 PM PDT · by Marketfly1 · 10 replies
    Bayoubuzz.com ^ | May 8, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    n 2008, the Obama campaign represented Hope and Change and inspired millions of voters to pull the lever for the unknown man from Illinois. At his campaign rallies, it was commonplace to see supporters fainting, overcome with raw emotion. Obamas 2008 campaign was fueled by an amazing combination of energy and optimism rarely seen in American politics.
  • Has the GOP-E co opted Ann Coulter?

    05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    Trent Lott famously said "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." - and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Has she(Coulter) surrendered to the progressives within the republican establishment?
  • NC approves amendment on gay marriage

    05/08/2012 6:19:55 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 8, 2012 | MARTHA WAGGONER
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina voters have approved a constitutional amendment defining marriage solely as a union between a man and a woman, making it the 30th state to adopt such a ban. With 35 percent of precincts reporting Tuesday, unofficial returns showed the amendment passing with about 58 percent of the vote to 42 percent against.
  • Republican Santorum endorses Romney for president

    05/08/2012 12:03:40 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | 5/8/12 | Tom Gannam
    (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum endorsed his one-time fierce rival Mitt Romney on Monday, a move that may help the party's presumptive White House nominee win over religious conservatives. Santorum said in an unusual late-night statement that the two have differences, but that he came away from a meeting with the ex-Massachusetts governor impressed with Romney's "deep understanding" of economic and family issues central to the campaign. "Above all else, we both agree that President (Barack) Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is...
  • RNC official: Romney still deciding position on immigration reform

    05/08/2012 11:58:38 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05/08/2012 | Josh Lederman
    The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising, botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration. "As a candidate, to my understanding, he's still deciding what his position on immigration is," said Bettina Inclan, the Republican National Committee's (RNC) director of Hispanic outreach. Inclan was speaking at an RNC event unveiling six new regional staffers who will direct Hispanic outreach in swing states. But asked how the RNC will speak with Hispanic voters about immigration, Inclan said she couldn't speak about what policies GOP candidates would put forth....
  • RNC official: Romneys still deciding what his position on immigration is

    05/08/2012 10:59:46 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    HotAir ^ | Tuesday May 8, 2012
    The Republican National Committee attempted to walk back a potentially bruising botched response Tuesday after an official said Mitt Romney is still making up his mind on immigration. As a candidate, to my understanding, hes still deciding what his position on immigration is, said Bettina Inclan, the RNCs director of Hispanic outreach Within minutes, as Inclans comments started spreading on Twitter, RNC spokeswoman Kirsten Kukowski stepped in and said Inclans comments had been misconstrued. We never said the governor is still deciding on immigration, said Kukowski. I want to make sure we are exponentially clear.
  • Maine GOP delegates face challenge

    05/08/2012 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Kennebec Herald ^ | May 08, 2012 | COLIN WOODARD
    As many as 21 of Maine's 24 delegates to this year's Republican National Convention could be barred from participating if national party officials determine that selection rules were violated at the state convention in Augusta this weekend. Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul seized control of the two-day convention, electing the chairman and 20 national convention delegates who are loyal to their candidate. Backers of Mitt Romney, whose top attorney attended the event, have said the delegate selection process was unsound, claiming numerous violations of state party rules. Charles Cragin, a Romney supporter who lost a bid to chair the...
  • Rasmussen: Three-Way Race: Romney 44%, Obama 39%, Ron Paul 13%

    05/08/2012 9:38:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | 05/08/2012
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul appears more interested in influencing the direction of the Republican Party than in running as an independent presidential candidate. But perhaps Democrats should be careful what they wish for: Even if Mitt Romneys remaining GOP challenger should run as a third party candidate, new Rasmussen Reports surveying finds Romney the winner of a three-way race. The latest national telephone survey shows that 25% of Likely U.S. Voters think Paul should run as a third party candidate. Sixty-one percent (61%) disagree, but 13% more are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.) The national survey...
  • Romney: 'I'll take a lot of credit' for auto industry success

    05/08/2012 9:32:36 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | May 8, 2012 | Kevin Liptak
    Democrats and Republicans have slammed Mitt Romney for his 2008 view that Detroit should "go bankrupt," but the presumptive GOP presidential nominee said Monday his views played a big part in the auto industry's recovery. "I'll take a lot of credit for the fact that this industry's come back," Romney told WEWS-TV in Cleveland. Speaking after a campaign stop at a metal stamping facility in nearby Euclid, Romney said the industry needed to enter a "managed bankruptcy" process in order to fully recover and that was what eventually helped American automakers get back on their feet.
  • Is Romney Losing the Enthusiasm Race? (Tea Party Not Excited about Mitt)

    05/08/2012 9:25:34 AM PDT · by xzins · 93 replies
    ConservativeHQ ^ | 7 May 12 | CHQ Staff
    The first USA TODAY/Gallup Swing States Poll since the GOP settled on moderate former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney as its presumptive Presidential nominee shows an interesting dynamic for Romney and the GOP. After the Republican Party nominated one of the most moderate candidates in the field, enthusiasm for Romney is down among self-identified GOP moderates and Romneys likely victory or defeat now hinges on swing states where Tea Party backed candidates made strong showings in the 2010 Tea Party wave election. Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin are the swing...
  • Cher "Can't Breathe Same Air As Racist,Homophobe Romney" Homophobia May Have Saved Chaztity

    05/08/2012 8:36:42 AM PDT · by joeclarke · 54 replies
    JoeClarke.Net ^ | 05/08/2012 | JoeClarke.Net
    Cher Tweets "@cher "If ROMNEY gets elected I don't know if i can breathe same air as Him & his Right Wing Racist Homophobic Women Hating Tea Bagger Masters" And again, @cher "TOO HARSH ? Thats me Holding BACK! They care nothing about the POOR The OLD The SICK The HUNGRY CHILDREN & People striving 4 a Better LIFE !" Finally,(Mercifully) @cher "Tell The Truth (lyric of new song) Supreme Court GONE,Women & Children Left Behind! GOD HELP US !" What the heck happened to Cher? Dumped Sonny. Too many drugs with Gregg Allman? Hired a lesbian sitter for Chastity....
  • What We Are Left With - Is Ron Paul Better or Worse Than Romney?

    05/08/2012 7:23:22 AM PDT · by redinIllinois · 91 replies
    Instead of letting the establishment act like everybody is happy with Mitt Romney, how about if everybody in the remaining primaries votes for Ron Paul in protest? What is the worst that could happen? At least Ron Paul is pro-life and wants to get rid of the vile, evil, Marxist income tax. Mitt Romney is saying a lot of the right things, but talk is cheap for politicians at election time. It should be ALARMING for conservatives to see how many of Romney's people have been advising the Obama administration!! If you look at their history, instead of their promises,...
  • Indiana, N Carolina, and W Va Test Romney and Paul Support (Vote PAUL to show Romney's Weakness)

    05/08/2012 6:54:16 AM PDT · by xzins · 98 replies
    UMN ^ | May 7, 2012 | Eric Ostermeier
    Tuesday's primaries are three of the nine contests in the 2008 and 2012 cycles held when the presumptive GOP nominee and Ron Paul were the only active candidates left in the race While the most closely-watched contest on Tuesday may be the Indiana Republican U.S. Senate primary battle between six-term incumbent Dick Lugar and Indiana Treasurer Richard Mourdock, there will still be a few things to keep an eye on at the top of the ticket in the Hoosier State, North Carolina, and West Virginia. For these three presidential primaries will be the first in which Mitt Romney faces only...
  • What Will Ron Paul Do? (Libertarian Johnson Pulling Votes from Romney)

    05/08/2012 6:42:13 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | 4 Apr 12 | Roger Stone
    WHAT WILL RON PAUL DO? By Roger Stone In 1977 as Treasurer of the National Conservative Political Action Committee, I went to Houston Texas to work in the Special Election campaign of Ron Paul, the first time he was elected to Congress. I have long admired his faith in and consistent support of the US Constitution and the proper limits of government. I have also always admired his willingness to go against the grain and sometimes tell the unpopular truth. Congress Paul was a little disingenuous when he told the Washington Post that he would decide about an independent candidacy...
  • Julia ad fascinating for its sheer ideological purity

    05/08/2012 5:55:41 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner's The Political Surf ^ | May 7, 2012 | Doug Gibson, Opinion Editor
    President Obamas new web campaign ad, The Life of Julia, (watch) is perhaps the most blatantly statist political advertisement yet from one of the two major parties. Pitched, I suspect to single women, primarily those college-aged and worried about the responsibilities of adulthood, it posits that government programs are essential to every stage of a womans life. Its fascinating for its sheer ideological purity. From Head Start as a toddler to Social Security and community gardens volunteering late in life, big government is the most intimate partner of Julias life. Once Julias taken advantage of ObamaCare to stay on her...
  • Santorum endorses former rival Romney as GOP presidential candidate

    05/07/2012 9:29:34 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 7 2012 | AP
    WASHINGTON Former presidential hopeful Rick Santorum urged his supporters to back fellow Republican Mitt Romney's campaign Monday in a late-night email that ignored that Santorum once calling Romney the "worst Republican in the country" during their bitter contest. He added: "Above all else, we both agree that President Obama must be defeated. The task will not be easy. It will require all hands on deck if our nominee is to be victorious. Gov. Romney will be that nominee and he has my endorsement and support to win this the most critical election of our lifetime."
  • Conservative-GOP marriage over?

    05/07/2012 8:59:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 172 replies
    politico ^ | Monday May 7, 2012 | Craig Shirley
    It should come as no surprise that the Republican National Committee has been covertly supporting Mitt Romney throughout the primaries, as POLITICO recently revealed. It was the worst-kept secret in Washington Reagan, the ber outsider, called for a new Republican Party back in 1977. Reagan wanted the GOP to shed its country club, corporate boardroom image and become a genuine conservative movement, focused on the individual. Reagans words threatened the status quo of the scions and heiresses of the country club and corporate boardroom set. The former California governor and his conservative followers were never accepted by these insiders [...]...
  • Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

    05/07/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 491 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Santorum on Monday urged his supporters to join him in working with the effective Republican nominee to deny President Barack Obama a second term.
  • By Responding to Critics, Bumbling Obama Campaign Highlights Barack & Michelle's Lux Vacays

    05/07/2012 5:37:54 PM PDT · by kristinn · 7 replies
    Monday, May 7, 2012 | Kristinn
    The Obama campaign is floundering before our eyes, even if the Obama media won't characterize it that way. From the thousands of empty seats at the Ohio campaign kickoff on Saturday and the mystery burka woman ejected from the follow-on Richmond event to today's embarrassingly incompetent press release, the Axelrod PR machine is a shadow of its 2008 mastery. Reminding the American people of the Obamas' penchant for his & her luxury vacation travel via government jets is an unforced error on Team Axelrod's part.According to report by ABC News and MSNBC, the Obama campaign took umbrage to statements made...
  • If Obama wins, what would he do in a second term?

    05/07/2012 3:59:20 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 57 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 4, 2012 | Ezra Klien
    “In a second term,” Mitt Romney darkly warned in a speech to the National Rifle Association last month, President Obama “would be unrestrained by the demands of reelection.” But Romney was cagey about what, exactly, that would mean: His only specific prediction was that Obama would “remake” the Supreme Court. So it was helpful when, at the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner a week ago, the president opened up about the “secret agenda” he has planned. “In my first term,” he joked, “we ended the war in Iraq; in my second term, I will win the war on Christmas. . . ....
  • Obama Campaign Blasts Mitt Romney for Initial Silence After Supporter Says President...'Treason

    05/07/2012 3:34:11 PM PDT · by kristinn · 154 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | Monday, May 7, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    ...After Supporter Says President Should be tried for treason The Obama campaign slammed Mitt Romney Monday for not confronting a supporter who said during a town hall event in Cleveland that the president should be tried for treason. We have a president right now that is operating outside the structure of our Constitution, a woman said during a question-and-answer session. And I want to know yeah, I do agree he should be tried for treason but I want to know what you would be able to do to restore balance between the three branches of government and what...
  • 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
    Its almost become expected at this point. In the nearly four years hes 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, Bidens 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 wasnt 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 statesColorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsinfinds 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. Romneys running mate? NJ insiders say its 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 Jerseys capitol, theres 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 familys comfortable with it, and hes been vetted before, one top state lawmaker says. He isnt going to campaign for it, but its 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 GOPs 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 Dans 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...