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  • Romney wins a couple contests,confuses the media (again) has "slip of the tongue"[MSM clean up]

    02/12/2012 1:58:24 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 12, 2012 | Jennifer Rubin, Right Turn
    It is only fitting that two relatively meaningless wins in the Conservative Political Action Conference straw poll and the Maine caucus for Mitt Romney should rewrite the media narrative created after three equally unmeaningful wins for Rick Santorum last Tuesday. In this yo-yo race, no sooner does the punditocracy pronounce someone is “surging” or another candidate is ”in trouble” than fortunes reverse and the candidate who’s “surging” experiences a setback and the candidate “in trouble” stabilizes. This does not, however, prevent the press from once again over-interpreting or misinterpreting events. The CPAC win for Romney was especially telling. The press...
  • What Was He Thinking? [Fred Barnes questions Romney's conservatism]

    02/10/2012 12:50:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 19, 2012 | Fred Barnes
    ...Romney’s embrace of insuring the minimum wage increases, currently at $7.25, was surprising for a candidate who insists he is a reliable conservative. It was major mistake on his part for three reasons. First, from an ideological standpoint, what was he thinking? Has he missed the decades long discussion among conservatives about the disastrous impact of the minimum wage? It has eliminated jobs – hundreds of thousands of them – for young persons on the low rungs of employment. The ill effects have been felt especially by African American youth. Not only that, but the minimum wage represents a government...
  • How Romney can start to energize conservatives [Hello-ooo! Anyone home?]

    02/09/2012 8:31:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Enterprise Institute ^ | February 8, 2012 | James Pethokoukis, The Enterprise Blog
    Mitt Romney wants to be the next president of a country in need of serious and sweeping economic reform. And here are the first two points in his 59-point economic plan: 1. Maintain current tax rates on personal income 2. Maintain current tax rates on interest, dividends, and capital gains Now imagine private-equity boss Romney back at Bain Capital sitting down to read his team’s 59-point turnaround plan for some troubled widget maker. And imagine if the first two action items started with the phrase “Maintain current ….” Romney probably wouldn’t bother reading any further before tossing the report in...
  • Fox News Denver's open letter to Romney

    02/08/2012 1:13:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | February 8, 2012 | Dylan Byers
    Mitt Romney's decision to avoid confrontations with the press since his victory in Florida last month -- and since his "very poor" comment on CNN -- has become a source of frustration for national reporters already wary of the campaign's strict scheduling and tight message control. But it is angering local press as well. Especially in Colorado, where one reporter from Denver's local Fox affiliate is suggesting that Romney's decision to spurn reporters could cost him should he return to the state in the general election. "[Y]our brand is now significantly tarnished in a critical swing state, one you seemed...
  • Only One Man Alive Looks Worse In The Tank Than Jonah Goldberg... "Vote For Romney Because.."

    02/08/2012 12:10:31 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    Red State ^ | February 8, 2012 | Repair_Man_Jack
    Vote For Romney Because He’ll Owe Us?….Seriously? Only One Man Alive Looks Worse In The Tank Than Jonah Goldberg What Is It with Massachusettes Governors and Armored Vehicles? There are actually some reasons to vote for Mitt Romney in this year’s GOP Primaries. I don’t personally find them compelling, and have endorsed one of Gov. Romney’s opponents. I admire the man’s ability to manage large projects and he does know how an executive office works. Voting for Mitt Romney may not be my personal predilection, but it isn’t quite as pointless as wearing a rally cap or tossing maidens down...
  • Pete Wilson endorses Mitt Romney

    02/06/2012 2:56:02 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 76 replies ^ | 2/6/12 | Carolyn Lochhead
    Former California Gov. Pete Wilson today endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, part of a rising move within the party to rally around the frontrunner. Romney has made a big effort to line up high-profile endorsements, although several notables, such as former Florida Gov. and conservative darling Jeb Bush, have remained neutral. Wilson, although considered a conservative in California, is viewed as fairly moderate within the current GOP. In his endorsement statement, Wilson called Romney “an enthusiastic believer in American exceptionalism” and called him “a spectacular example of it.” (American exceptionalism is a term traced back to Frenchman Alexis...
  • Donald Trump Takes Credit For Mitt Romney’s Big Win In Nevada

    02/06/2012 12:26:31 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | February 6, 2012 | James Crugnale
    Appearing on Fox and Friends Monday, Donald Trump wasted no time in giving himself credit for Mitt Romney‘s landslide victory in the Nevada caucus. “There was a lot riding on that particular race in Nevada and it was interesting, because the numbers were much, much greater than you thought,” Trump gloated. “And a lot of people are giving me credit for that. And I will accept that credit.” RELATED: Poll Finds Trump Endorsement Was Net Negative For Mitt RomneyEarlier in the interview, co-anchor Steve Doocy asked why Trump took so long to endorse a candidate.“I like Newt a lot, but...
  • Goldman Sachs Backs Mitt And Gay Marriage

    02/06/2012 11:03:46 AM PST · by Tribune7 · 16 replies reported, Feb. 1, that Goldman Sachs Group workers contributed $106,580 to Mitt Romney's presidential bid in the fourth quarter of last year and that Goldie is his largest source of campaign bucks at a half-million total so far. Goldman Sachs does like to spread its money around. It gave boatloads to Barack Obama and got Timothy Geithner as secretary of the treasury in return, along with a whole lot of bonus people. . . . In other Goldman Sachs news, its CEO, Lloyd Blankfein, became the first national corporate spokesman for the Human Rights Campaign, a homosexual advocacy group....
  • Who Castrated Ann Coulter?

    02/06/2012 8:37:28 AM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 117 replies ^ | February 6 2012 | DAVID CATRON
    something has happened to Coulter. I don't have firsthand knowledge that she was kidnapped by RINO Team Six and taken to an offshore medical facility where she was forced to undergo a gruesome surgical procedure, but many of her recent columns suggest that something of the sort must have occurred. What else could explain her endorsement of Mitt Romney? Once immutable where her core convictions were concerned, she has executed a vertigo-inducing volte-face in order to promote a brazen opportunist whose positions on the big issues were the opposite of hers before he began running for President. She relentlessly trashes...
  • The Photo That Could Win Romney the White House ("hug" a Catholic priest)

    02/06/2012 6:33:23 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Patch ^ | February 6, 2012 | Jennifer Vigil
    Photo ops, as they are called in political jargon, seal an image and a chunk of voters. Hence, basketball, softball, Little League, football, and soccer teams hosted at the White House by what should be an overwhelmed President BarackObama. Lots of sports fans vote. Kissing babies is a big win for the mothers. Lots of baby holding photo ops for Mitt Romney in Florida—and a huge chunk of voting support from married women—helped “thump” Newt Gingrich in the Florida primary. Sometimes, these photo ops prove embarrassing, and cost elections; i.e., Michael Dukakis driving a tank was supposed to shore up...
  • Romney Can Be the Next Reagan

    02/06/2012 5:44:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 6, 2012 | William Tucker
    I'm hoping Republicans will soon wake up, stop fighting among themselves, and realize that Mitt Romney has the best chance of becoming the nation's next Ronald Reagan. Everybody remembers Reagan for his single-mindedness in cutting federal spending and taking the government out of the central position in everyone's life. What they forget is that it was Reagan's temperament that made all this possible. Think back to Reagan's famous rejoinder to JimmyCarter in their first and only debate, "There you go again!" What was the significance of that? Carter had just finish a long, beady-eyed recitation about national health insurance, which,...
  • Newt’s Plan, Mitt’s Morass - Newt’s boldness trumps Mitt’s meekness

    02/06/2012 1:34:19 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 6, 2012 | Deroy Murdock
    Despite losing Tuesday’s Florida primary, NewtGingrich used his SunshineState effort to showcase his voluntary 15 percent flat tax — 2012’s smartest idea yet, both strategically and substantively. Through the November 6 election, this concept can inoculate Republicans from the Democrats’ ceaseless lies about the wealthy “not paying their fair share” of taxes. And, if implemented, Gingrich’s prescription would reinvigorate America’s feeble economy. Among the barbs that Gingrich and WillardMittRomney traded, the former House speaker made this generous-sounding comment at the January 23 Tampa debate: “I’m prepared to describe my 15 percent flat tax as the MittRomney flat tax,” Gingrich declared....

    02/01/2012 2:20:44 PM PST · by Anti-Hillary · 69 replies
    Wallbuilders ^ | 2-1-12 | Rick Green
    Romney has won only two of the four contests thus far…we have 46 states to go. Why do so many pundits believe that makes him the inevitable nominee? Let’s take a look at the most similar republican primary of the last 50 years…1976 between Ronald Reagan and Gerald Ford. The biggest difference in 1976 was that Ford was an incumbent president being challenged in his own party by a B-list actor turned Governor. It should have been a landslide for Ford and for the first few months, it was. Reagan lost EIGHT of the first nine contests, some of them...
  • Mitt Romney’s liberal campaigning tactics

    02/03/2012 7:58:12 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    The Washington Times Communties ^ | February 3, 2012 | Henry D'Andrea, The Conscience of a Conservative
    PHOENIX, February 3, 2012- Mitt Romney’s win in Florida didn’t happen because the voters felt at heart with Romney’s message and past, but rather the negative onslaught of campaign ads run by the Romney campaign and its allies against Newt Gingrich. An analysis from the Campaign Media Analysis Group (CMAG) shows that 92% of political ads airing during the last few weeks of the Florida primary were negative. It was so negative that CMAG President Ken Goldstein said, "this is the most negative campaign ever." Of all the ads during the Florida primary, 68% were negative toward Newt Gingrich and...
  • Two Bad Days for the GOP

    02/03/2012 6:15:10 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | February 3, 2012 | Steve McCann
    .......The Democrats and the Obama re-election machine have sat by and watched the Republican Follies over the past 48 hours, and by doing nothing they have gathered manna from heaven for the upcoming campaign. First, Gingrich is carpet-bombed in Florida, reacts petulantly is taken off his game and forgets what won South Carolina for him... .....Then Romney is seized by foot-in-mouth disease. By claiming he doesn't care about the really poor and would fix any holes in the safety-net he has reinforced the image of a greedy Wall Street banker out to make money at any cost. ....Mitt Romney then...
  • The Last Republican?

    02/03/2012 5:49:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 101 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | February 3, 2012 | Geoffrey Norman
    ..Mr. Romney has captured the Republican flag and will carry it into battle this Fall. If he loses, those people who believed devoutly that the times require something more than a standard-issue Republican for whom all things political are negotiable and to whom there is no dispute that cannot be settled by compromise … those people will be saying, "Never again." If, on the other hand, Mr. Romney wins, what then? Does anyone expect that when he gets to Washington and starts running the government like a business, entitlements will reform themselves, the deficit will shrivel on its own accord,...
  • Breaking: CNN, ABC report Trump to endorse … Romney; Update: WaPo confirms it’s Romney

    02/02/2012 9:06:38 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 103 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Say, isn’t this starting to resemble a certain reality-game show on television? Or would I be fired for pointing that out? Last night, reports surfaced that casino and real-estate tycoon Donald Trump would endorse Newt Gingrich in Nevada today, just two days before the binding caucuses. This morning, both CNN and ABC say that Trump will now endorse … Mitt Romney: Mitt Romney will receive Donald Trump’s presidential endorsement Thursday, sources with knowledge of the endorsement told CNN. Trump will make the announcement in Las Vegas, two days before the Nevada caucuses. ABC is a little more specific about its...
  • Why Mitt Romney Hates Republicans

    01/31/2012 8:15:56 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies · 1+ views
    New York Magazine ^ | January 31, 2012 | Jonathan Chait
    The Republican primary campaign has highlighted the barely concealed contempt in which Mitt Romney holds the electorate, especially the Republican electorate. One adviser has expressed his astonishment that GOP voters fall for clowns like Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich: >>>> “They like preachers,” the adviser said of the tea party demographic. “If you take them to a tent meeting, they’ll get whipped into a frenzy. That’s how people like Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich get women to fall into bed with them.”<<<< That is an insult putatively directed at Romney’s rivals, but which reflects heavily on the voters themselves. Another...
  • Five counties key to Florida's presidential primary results

    01/31/2012 2:16:07 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    Tampa Bay - St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 31, 2012 | Adam C. Smith
    TAMPA — Keep an eye on Florida's electoral map tonight, and you'll see that the Republican presidential primary is a tale of two Mitt Romneys. There's 2008 Mitt Romney, who campaigned as the conservative alternative to John McCain and won big in conservative northeast Florida and southwest Florida. He lost the state by 5 percentage points after McCain overwhelmingly won more moderate southeast Florida and dominated the counties along the I-4 corridor that make up about half the electorate. The Mitt Romney of 2012 largely eschews the social conservatism he stressed four years ago and instead focuses on his business...
  • Romney machine looks past Florida

    01/30/2012 2:50:14 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies · 1+ views
    WTOP ^ | January 30, 2012 | Steve Peoples
    NAPLES, Fla. (AP) - Mitt Romney's strength may be growing, but he won't secure the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday, even if he scores a convincing victory in Florida's primary. His rivals have vowed to keep fighting well beyond the Jan. 31 election. But win or lose in Florida, the Romney machine is already executing an aggressive multi-state strategy designed to suffocate his opponents' chances as the GOP contest moves forward. And some Republicans say it's time for Romney's rivals to give up.
  • Re: Romney’s Close (Watching in Alarm at Mitt's Negative Tactics in FL)

    01/29/2012 1:32:20 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies · 3+ views
    The National Review ^ | January 29, 2012 | The Corner: Daniel Foster, Andrew Stuttaford, Rich Lowry
    Daniel Foster: "Re: Romney’s Close" I’m sorry but, on purely tactical grounds, what a bonehead move by the Romney campaign. Negative attacks, especially in a primary, have to be run on a careful cost-benefit analysis, and what exactly is the upside here? That at least Tom Brokaw isn’t Dan Rather? Romney is comfortably up in the Florida polls in large part because his campaign (with the unwitting collusion of NBC News!) managed to turn Gingrich’s flank on the wealth issue and cut him off from reinforcement via a Newt-versus-the-establishment-media moment. He now affords Gingrich such a moment with juuuuust enough...
  • Romney tries out the face of a fighter

    01/24/2012 2:09:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    St. Petersburg Times ^ | January 24, 2012 | John Romano
    He felt the need to fight, and I suppose that makes sense. Mitt Romney had been embarrassed in South Carolina and was tumbling in Florida, so he woke up Monday morning with menace on his mind. He attacked Newt Gingrich for a terrible deed, and then accused him of an awful thing. The details aren't as important as the apparent desperation behind the strategy. This was an aggressive Romney. An indignant Romney. A defiant Romney. Which meant you could now add fighter to the list of personas he has tried on. Personally, I'd prefer to finally see an authentic Romney....
  • Romney Campaign Run by Charlie Crist’s Political Aides

    01/23/2012 1:25:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 23, 2012 | Andrew Henry
    As Mitt Romney puts the South Carolina primary in his rear-view mirror and hits the accelerator in a bid to win Florida, he may discover himself crashing headlong into the bitter legacy of Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who defected from the GOP and was soundly defeated for the U.S. Senate by Marco Rubio. Romney’s “Charlie Crist” problem is this: Romney’s chief campaign strategist and several of his most senior campaign staff were Crist’s top political advisers — the same ones who crafted Crist’s moderate, ignore-the-tea-party strategy epitomized in Crist’s famous “hug” of President Barack Obama. That strategy led...
  • South Carolina proves that the Tea Party is alive and well – and calling the shots

    01/23/2012 9:48:41 AM PST · by neverdem · 15 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | January 23rd, 2012 | Tim Stanley
    Mitt Romney has helped re-energise the Tea Party Just three days ago, many pundits were writing the obituary of the Tea Party. The unstoppable rise of Mitt Romney and the hopeless divisions within the conservative field seemed to suggest that the radical grassroots movement had passed away. The UK’s Guardian newspaper (a sort of Pravda for public sector workers) was gleeful. Ewen MacAskill wrote, “The noise and energy associated with the Tea Party since it exploded on to the US political scene three years has been stilled, overshadowed in recent months by the youthful enthusiasm of the Occupy Wall Street...
  • Republicans' 'head vs. heart' battle moves to Florida

    01/23/2012 7:41:53 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 23, 2012 | Paul West
    .... On Sunday, Romney tried to make a virtue of his shortcomings,... "I'm not someone who is angry at — and mad, but I am very upset about the direction this country is headed," the former Massachusetts governor said on "FoxNews Sunday," and he implicitly contrasted himself with an opponent who had a reputation as a Washington bomb-thrower. "No one says to me that I'm someone that flies off the handle, that I'm erratic or incapable of dealing with stressful situations. People see me as a guy who's calm under fire. I've been tested time and time again, had success,...
  • Voters head to polls in SC as Mitt Romney belittles Gingrich and does his own laundry

    01/21/2012 2:02:36 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 147 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 21, 2012 | Matt Viser and Michael Levenson,
    COLUMBIA, S.C. – Voters battled rainstorms and tornado warnings as they streamed to the polls here today, capping a tumultuous and at times politically dizzying week of events that, by tonight, could potentially reshape the Republican presidential nomination process once more. Extending a more aggressive phase of his campaign, Mitt Romney today renewed attacks on Newt Gingrich, calling on the former House speaker to release records related to his role consulting Freddie Mac, the quasi-public lending agency that many blame for accelerating the housing crisis. “I’d like to see what he actually told Freddie Mac,” Romney told reporters after visiting...
  • Romney Says He Pays About 15 Percent in Income Tax

    01/17/2012 12:37:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2012 | KASIE HUNT
    After weeks of stalling, Mitt Romney did an about-face on Tuesday and said he will release his tax returns in April and that they will show he pays close to 15 percent of his income in taxes. Romney, a multimillionaire, has been under pressure from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination and others to release the information. He'd previously said he wouldn't release it. He suggested Tuesday that he would make public only one year's worth of information, for 2011. Speaking to reporters after a campaign stop in South Carolina, Romney said most of his income comes from investments,...
  • SC Debate: Romney Says He Will 'Probably' Release Taxes in April

    01/17/2012 2:40:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1+ views
    KGO - ABC News Radio - San Francisco | January 17, 2012
    (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Amid continued pressure from his rivals to make public his tax returns, Mitt Romney said at a Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night that he will "probably" release that information in April. That timetable is in line with tradition of past nominees, who have released their information around tax day in early April. "I have nothing in them that suggests there is any problem," he said. "I'm happy to do so." Romney had said as recently as last Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to do anything more than the law requires him to do,...
  • Rivals Call on Romney to Release Tax Returns; Perry Says "We Need to Know it Now"

    01/16/2012 1:56:20 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Nick Kalman
    MYRTLE BEACH, SC - Texas Governor Rick Perry is demanding Mitt Romney release his tax records, warning there can't be any surprises should the GOP front-runner become the party's nominee. "Anita and I put out our taxes every year since back the 80s, and every candidate up there, they should put their taxes out, including Mitt," Perry insisted during a town hall meeting. "You know, November, or excuse me, September and October, is not the time for us to be finding out that whoops, there's something out there that is a problem. We need to know it now." Perry has...
  • The Evangelical Vote [behind the curtain - leadership vote held in Texas]

    01/16/2012 3:07:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | January 16, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    I had the privilege to attend the meeting of evangelicals in Texas this weekend. Due to pressing matters before me Saturday I could not make the Saturday portion, but was there Friday hearing the advocacy for the candidates, the run down, etc. I did not vote. As with all meetings of Christian conservatives, we all pledge to have an off the record meeting and a handful of the sinners start leaking like sieves. It is aggravating and typically why I never say a word in these meetings. Since a few have decided to leak so many details from the meeting...
  • Mitt Romney gives cash to financially struggling woman at South Carolina rally

    01/15/2012 1:29:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 14, 2012 | Philip Rucker
    SUMTER, S.C. – Presidential candidates hear tales of woe all the time on the campaign trail. But rarely does one respond by pulling cash out of his back pocket to help a struggling voter pay her bills. Mitt Romney did just that here Saturday night, according to ABC News. When a 55-year-old woman, Ruth Williams, who said she lost her job last October, approached the Republican presidential front-runner on the rope line following a campaign rally in Sumter, he gave her what an aide later said was about $50 or $60. It did not appear that the exchange was caught...
  • Conservative Panel Expressing Buyers Remorse After Romney Is Our Nominee

    01/14/2012 2:20:12 PM PST · by RetSignman · 9 replies · 1+ views
    My thoughts | January 14, 2012 | RetSignman
    ROSE: I don't know what Barack Obama's worldview is. BROKAW: No, I don't either. ROSE: I don't know how he really sees where China is. BROKAW: We don't know a lot about Barack Obama and the universe of his thinking about foreign policy. ROSE: I don't really know. And do we know anything about the people who are advising him? BROKAW: You know that's an interesting question. ROSE: He is principally known through his autobiography and through very aspirational (sic) speeches, two of them. BROKAW: I don't know what books he's read. ROSE: What do we know about the heroes...
  • Jeb Bush to endorse Romney before Florida primary

    01/13/2012 7:03:54 AM PST · by Individual Rights in NJ · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/13/2012 | Rick Moran
    he endorsement from Bush, who despite prodding from members of his famous family and prominent Republicans decided to sit out the 2012 contest, is the latest sign that the Republican establishment is coalescing around Romney after months publicly griping about finding another candidate. Read more:
  • Carlyle Group, Bain Capital, And The Tax Treatment Of 'The Carry'

    01/13/2012 1:51:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Forbes ^ | January 12, 2012 | Howard Gleckman
    The on-again, off-again battle over how to tax the compensation of private equity managers may be on again, thanks to the confluence of two seemingly unrelated events. The first is the controversy over the role of Bain Capital, the investment partnership whose founders included Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney. The second is the disclosure by another firm, The Carlyle Group, of how its top executives are compensated. Both have heightened the focus on what these outfits do and how they are taxed. Bain and Romney, of course, have come under withering criticism from Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry, who allege...
  • The Venture Capitalist vs. The Vulture Socialist

    01/12/2012 5:12:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | January 12, 2012 | George Neumayr
    Put the worst possible construction on Mitt Romney's career as a venture capitalist and it still looks much better than Barack Obama's. Pecking at the entrails of a limping economy, Obama is the vulture socialist. A president who promised to bankrupt the coal industry is in no position to gainsay Romney's record of job creation at Bain Capital. Romney created at least 100,000 jobs in private life; Obama created none. Then Obama entered office and racked up a record of job destruction that would give even the most reckless corporate raiders pause. The vulture socialists feed off an economy that...
  • Palin urges Romney to Release Tax Returns, Provide Proof he Created 100,000 Jobs at Bain Capital

    01/12/2012 2:00:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 179 replies
    Big Government ^ | January 11, 2012
    Former Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin has called for Gov. Mitt Romney to release his tax returns, as well as the data that could substantiate his claim of having created 100,000 jobs as CEO of Bain Capital. Romney has resisted releasing his tax returns, and his campaign has thus far refused to provide the hard proof to back up his claims about Bain. “Governor Romney has claimed to have created 100,000 jobs at Bain, and people are wanting to know: is there proof?” Palin told Sean Hannity on Fox News. Rick Tyler, former Gingrich aide and head of Newt Gingrich’s...
  • Romney can make systems work

    01/12/2012 1:06:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | January 12, 2012 | Michael Gerson
    It is commonly argued that Mitt Romney has benefited from a weak Republican field, which is true. And that the attacks of his opponents have been late and diffuse. True, and true. But the political accomplishment of Willard Mitt Romney should not be underestimated. The moderate, technocratic former governor of a liberal state is poised to secure the nomination of the most monolithically conservative Republican Party of modern history. Some of this improbable achievement can be attributed to Romney's skills as a candidate. In 14 debates, he delivered one gaffe (the $10,000 bet) and once lost his temper (with Rick...
  • John Bolton to endorse Mitt Romney

    01/11/2012 7:53:41 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 174 replies
    CNN ^ | Wednesday January 11, 2012
    (CNN) – John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, is set to endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a source close to Romney’s presidential campaign said Wednesday. Bolton served in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before former President George W. Bush appointed him the U.N. role.
  • Never has a winner looked so beaten (Mitt)

    01/11/2012 7:10:01 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 98 replies · 2+ views
    New York Post ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Podhoretz
    <p>Perplexing but true: Mitt Romney is on the glide path to the most easily secured nomination a Republican presidential candidate has ever had — while being one of the weakest major candidates either party has ever seen.</p> <p>Paul will certainly stay in it with Romney all the way. Somebody has to. And that is not good news for the Republican Party, which will have to reckon with possibly ill-behaved Paul delegates at the convention in Tampa in August — delegates who might heckle Romney from the floor and otherwise disrupt his coronation.</p>
  • Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire GOP primary

    Mitt Romney rolled to an easy victory Tuesday in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests.
  • What Romney is Facing From Some Evangelical Christians

    01/10/2012 9:29:58 AM PST · by Olympiad Fisherman · 48 replies · 1+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 1/10/2012 | Rick Moran
    No one has any idea how common this attitude toward Mormons is on the right or how it will play out in the primary process and, if it works out that way, the general election. It will be partly offset by the enthusiasm of Mormons who make up a sizable voting bloc in some western states. But it will hurt Romney's chances in several southern primary states and could affect a close general election contest. Most mainstream protestant religions recognize the LDS as a Christian sect. That doesn't seem to matter to Keller who is wont to see Satan in...
  • Poll: Conservatives embrace Romney

    01/10/2012 5:34:36 AM PST · by Happy Valley Dude · 139 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/10/2012 | MJ LEE
    Mitt Romney is the only 2012 candidate whom a majority of Republicans — including conservatives — consider an “acceptable” GOP nominee for president, according to a Gallup Poll Tuesday. In the new survey, 59 percent of all Republicans said Romney would be an acceptable presidential nominee for the Republican Party. Just 46 percent said the same for Newt Gingrich and 45 percent for Rick Santorum, who were trailed by Rick Perry at 37 percent, Ron Paul at 29 percent and Jon Huntsman at 21 percent. Romney is also the only candidate whom the majority of both conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans...
  • This Week's MSM Bias Award Goes to George Stephanopoulos

    01/10/2012 5:14:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | January 10, 2012 | David Limbaugh
    We've been dealing with liberal media bias for years, but George Stephanopoulos' performance in the Republican presidential debate Saturday night in New Hampshire was particularly egregious. In many of these MSM-moderated debates, liberal moderators have tried to stir up personal fights between candidates, which diverts our focus from more important issues and, before national television audiences, shifts attention far away from Barack Obama and his disastrous agenda. Yes, these are debates among Republicans and designed to bring out distinctions among the candidates, but it should be up to the candidates to initiate and define those distinctions, and it is improper...
  • Can I vote for a Mormon? By Ken Starr

    01/09/2012 8:13:59 AM PST · by reformjoy · 74 replies · 1+ views
    Ken Starr ^ | January 8, 2012 | Ken Starr
    Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary looms large on the political horizon. In the midst of lively public debates over taxes, jobs, the national debt and similarly important questions related to the future vitality of our nation, a different kind of question continues to privately occupy the minds of some prospective voters: Can I vote for a Mormon? ... If an unbeliever such as Jefferson or non-churchman like Lincoln can serve brilliantly as president, then America should stand — in an intolerant world characterized all too frequently by religious persecution — as a stirring example of welcoming hospitality for highly qualified men...
  • Deval Patrick ties Mitt Romney to Tea Party

    01/04/2012 9:18:15 AM PST · by Hemingway's Ghost · 69 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | January 4, 2012 | Matt Murphy
    Hours after Mitt Romney eked out a win in the Iowa caucuses over former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, Gov. Deval Patrick called the victory for the former Bay State governor a win for the Tea Party. Appearing on the CBS Early Show on Wednesday, Patrick defended President Barack Obama and called the Republican cast of challengers “interchangeable.” “It’s a win last night for the Tea Party agenda. That was really the big winner. I mean the candidates in many respects are interchangeable because they’re all offering exactly the same plan, and that’s a plan that says that everybody in America...
  • Look for the Romney hemorrhage starting Wednesday morning

    01/03/2012 1:18:36 PM PST · by TBBT · 50 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/3/2012 | Lanny Davis
    It doesn’t matter if Mitt Romney wins the Iowa caucuses tonight or not. He is about to experience a severe political hemorrhage over his refusal to disclose his tax returns. Full disclosure: I am supporting President Obama for reelection because I agree almost entirely with his policies and I disagree with every Republican candidate on the fundamental issues I care about most. But I must say I have admired Mitt Romney for a long time — his business and political career, and especially, as a father. I met two of his sons on different occasions in the green room at...
  • Romney defends conservative credentials, says he was the conservative alternative 4 years ago

    01/03/2012 1:09:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3, 2012
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Looking past Iowa, Mitt Romney defended his conservative credentials Tuesday as he anticipated escalated attacks in New Hampshire and beyond from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. “Perhaps people forget that I ran for president four years ago, you may recall that along with Mike Huckabee I was the conservative alternative to John McCain,” Romney said on Fox News Channel. He was responding to rival Newt Gingrich, who had accused Romney of lying about his moderate record. Romney said Gingrich, who has fallen in polls in the face of negative attack ads by Romney’s allies,...
  • ROBERT REICH: Get Ready For A Romney-Rubio Ticket

    01/03/2012 8:14:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 195 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | 01/03/2012 | Robert Reichhhhhhhh
    Since my New Year’s prediction that Obama would select Hillary Clinton for his running mate in 2012 (and Joe Biden would become Secretary of State), I’ve been swamped by requests for my GOP prediction. Here goes. You can forget the caucuses and early primaries. Mitt Romney will be the nominee. Republicans may be stupid but the GOP isn’t about to commit suicide. The other candidates are all weighed down by enough baggage to keep a 747 on the tarmac indefinitely. For his running mate, Romney will choose Marco Rubio, the junior senator from Florida. Why do I say this? First,...
  • Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team

    12/30/2011 7:42:29 AM PST · by Gopher Broke · 30 replies · 1+ views
    Mitt Romney Announces Virginia Leadership Team December 29, 2011 Location Boston, MA United States Mitt Romney today announced additional members of his Virginia leadership team. The additional members join Lieutenant Governor Bill Bolling, Delegate Chris Peace and Delegate Barbara Comstock as members of Mitt Romney’s leadership team. “Virginia is on the most business friendly states in America and these Virginia leaders understand we have to make jobs our number one domestic policy priority,” said Mitt Romney. “The Virginia Founding Fathers understood the principles of free enterprise, hard work, and innovation and I am pleased these Virginia leaders are standing with...
  • Romney: "Ron Paul's Not Going to Be Our Nominee"

    12/29/2011 2:08:48 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies · 1+ views
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 12/29/11 | Scott Conroy
    LATIMER, Iowa -- In an interview with RealClearPolitics on Thursday, Mitt Romney dismissed any possibility that Ron Paul might win the Republican nomination. "Ron Paul's not going to be our nominee," Romney said aboard his campaign bus, en route to a rally in Ames. Romney and Paul are currently tied in the latest RCP Iowa polling average. Romney’s comment came in response to a question about whether Paul’s foreign policy views might endanger the nation’s security if he were elected president.