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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.