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  • Paul/Romney Deal in the Making, Time Magazine Strongly Hints

    03/15/2012 2:41:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Reason Magazine ^ | March 14, 2012 | Brian Doherty
    .....Such an arrangement would help Paul get what a Romney ally called “an important speaking role at the convention.” ....."The Texas Representative might also be enticed, says campaign chairman Jesse Benton, by the prospect of serving as a presidential adviser, a Cabinet position for someone in his orbit or “perhaps a vice presidency.”...... ---------------------------------- ......Some people said they could not imagine Paul would actually ever endorse any of the others, and that nothing could make them vote for a non-Paul Republican. And Joshua Clement Broyles said that "No deal. The records of those other GOP douchebags are all bad enough...
  • Mitt Romney’s Son Thinks President Obama “Is Great”?

    03/13/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 34 replies · 1+ views
    nymag.com ^ | March 13, 2012 | Dan Amira
    Based on Mitt Romney's pandering tactics in the deep South, it's surprising that Matt Romney, who is in Hawaii today as that state also holds its GOP primary, has yet to declare himself an "unofficial Hawaiian" and announce a newfound love of spam. But maybe because pandering as a Republican in Hawaii — a deep blue state that some people claim is President Obama's birthplace — requires you to really elevate your pander game: "I'm not here to talk about President Obama. I think he is great. I'm here to talk about my dad and what he would bring to...
  • Mitt Romney’s Spotify music choices revealed: What it says about his soul

    03/10/2012 4:22:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies · 1+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | March 10, 2012 | Jim Farber
    A man of constant sorrow who roams this world alone, doomed to realize his greatest loves only in dreams. Does this sound like the description of a man running for President? More like a tortured artist, right? Believe it or not, that’s the inner life suggested by the songs Mitt Romney cherished enough to put on his Spotify playlist. Yes, it’s that Mitt Romney we’re talking about, better known as a wildly successful business tycoon, doting family man, eager public servant and all around handsome guy. Who knew? Romney opens his 25 song list with The Soggy Bottom Boys’ version...
  • Curse of Cain? Racism in the Mormon Church Part Three [Martin Luther King & Malcolm X 'Mormons?']

    03/09/2012 5:36:50 AM PST · by Colofornian · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Utah Lighthouse Ministry ^ | 2004 | Jerald and Sandra Tanner
    Twentieth Century Attitudes While Elijah Abel, along with at least one other black, had been ordained to the priesthood during Joseph Smith's life, Brigham Young took a different stand. He instituted a very strict rule that no blacks were to be ordained or given temple ordinances. Elijah Abel outlived Brigham Young and the validity of his ordination was repeatedly discussed by the brethren (see All Abraham's Children, p. 216). The rationalization for restricting blacks developed over a period of years. Scholar Armand Mauss observed: . . . by 1908, as president of the church, [Joseph F.] Smith was now claiming...
  • Romney Lags in Small Donors as Big Givers Hit Limits [$77 Million mostly from high-dollar donors]

    03/08/2012 10:27:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 7, 2012 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ASHLEY PARKER
    .....With an unusually large proportion of his donors already giving the maximum contribution allowed by federal law, Mr. Romney’s campaign has made repeated appeals to grass-roots donors in recent days... Mr. Romney has tacked a request for help onto the end of his stump speech in recent days, directing supporters to his Web site,... ........A spokeswoman said on Wednesday that Mr. Romney raised $11 million in February, bringing his total for the cycle to $77 million, much more than any other Republican in the race. But relatively little of it has come from small checks. Through the end of January,...
  • Scott Brown’s Mitt Romney problem

    03/08/2012 9:23:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    When Republican Scott Brown stunned the political world in 2010 by winning the U.S. Senate seat held for 46 years by Edward M. Kennedy, it was former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who introduced Brown at the joyous victory party in Boston. A few weeks later, still basking in the rock-star glow of that unexpected win, Brown returned the favor. He introduced Romney at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference as “one of the Republican Party’s bright lights” and “my very, very dear friend.” But now, as the two men anticipate tough general-election battles in the fall, their paths are beginning...
  • Advice for Mitt Romney: Form Is Substance

    03/08/2012 3:26:46 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | March 8, 2012 | Frank Schell
    [SNIP of his laudatory praise of Mitt's "conservatism" and "potential"] ....First, Romney needs to slow down and speak more deliberately. He is much too wound up, seemingly with a sentence, phrase, or answer for all ideas and issues. He needs to look like he is thinking about what he is saying. Silence and pauses can be effective and dramatic when used properly. Even if it is the case, there is no need to strive to look like the smartest guy in the room. After all, that is what cabinet officials and White House czars are for. [snip of Ronald Reaganisms...
  • Romney not getting his due

    03/08/2012 2:23:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette ^ | March 8, 2012 | John J. Monahan TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF
    Romney backers in Massachusetts were feeling some frustration yesterday over the long primary slog their candidate still faces after Super Tuesday. Some said his campaign is not getting enough credit for primary wins so far. “They continue to say he has to do this or that. He does it and they say he still hasn’t closed the deal,” said state Rep. George N. Peterson Jr., R-Grafton. “It seems as though he clears one hurdle and they put up a new one. He clears that and they say he didn’t clear it by enough.” The Romney campaign won six of 10...
  • OHIO: Valley splits support on GOP presidential candidates [number crunchers give your opinion]

    03/07/2012 7:21:58 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Vindy ^ | March 7, 2012 | David Skolnick
    YOUNGSTOWN, OH - In an extremely tight race, Mitt Romney edged Rick Santorum in the Ohio Republican primary. With 96 percent of the vote counted, Romney was about 12,000 votes ahead of Santorum. Romney won Mahoning and Trumbull counties in close races and was blown out by the former Pennsylvania senator in Columbiana County. Regardless of the official outcome, Romney almost definitely will receive a majority of the state’s 66 delegates, in part, because of a failure by the Santorum campaign. Republican candidates are on the ballot twice in Ohio — once for 15 at-large delegates divided among the candidates...
  • I notice Romney and Romney 2012 are popular keywords here

    03/06/2012 1:50:52 PM PST · by Sybeck1 · 8 replies
    Just saying. I remember when McCain's just showed up in the popular keywords right after he won the nomination in 2008. For three years Palin and Sarah Palin were popular keywords, in fact I think I saw her there this week (Seriously I don't look there much, but I believe Sarah has recently gone) Now Romney and Romney2012 are popular keywords here. Just saying.
  • Mitt's Nomination Manipulation

    03/05/2012 2:57:15 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 5, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary. The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOP’s certification process, which clearly showed Santorum...
  • The real Mitt must stand up

    03/04/2012 3:28:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | March 4, 2012 | Dan Schnur, director Jesse M. Unruh Institute of Politics at the USC, former GOP pol strategist
    [SNIP].............The key to making this work is for Romney to be upfront about the other key piece of his personal biography: his religious faith. Because of suspicions toward the Mormon religion among both evangelical Christians and secular liberals, Romney’s campaign has avoided the topic whenever possible. But despite the numerous differences between Mormonism and other mainstream religions, his faith requires a significant amount of time and attention toward the less fortunate from its members. Realizing that voters for whom his religion is a disqualifier are going to be aware of the fact that he is a Mormon whether he talks...
  • When Romney wanted to go 'where the money is'

    03/02/2012 4:48:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 1 replies · 76+ views
    Politico ^ | Alexander Burns
    .....In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.”’’ The video, which was surreptitiously shot by Democratic opponents of Romney on Oct. 16, 2002, shows him addressing a group called the New Bedford Industrial Foundation. The Power Point presentation he uses lists ways to improve economic development in Massachusetts, including “boost federal involvement.”......
  • "Uncommitted" Dick Morris - a deadlocked convention makes the case to back Mitt Romney

    03/02/2012 1:00:48 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 150+ views
    Live Dash Transcript ^ | March 1, 2012 | Dick Morris on Greta Van Susteren
    March 1, 2012 Livedash transcript [only place I could find it]: Dick Morris followed Greta Van Susteren's interview with Newt Gingrich -- Morris transcript begins at 00:12:28 (it's rough and Greta chimes in but it's mostly Morris). Emphasis mine. [snip] 00:13:24 The thing that I am focused on in michigan, though, and I am very serious about it and grossly upset by it is that romney won michigan by a huge margin among the republicans and the independents. 00:13:37 It was only that 1 voter out of 10 was a democrat and the democrats voted for santorum 3-1. 00:13:45 There...
  • Romney wins Michigan and Arizona primaries

    02/28/2012 7:48:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 247 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2012
    DETROIT, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was a double winner Tuesday, capturing the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential primaries, results showed. The Detroit Free Press declared Romney the victor over his GOP rivals in Michigan. With about 74 percent of the precincts counted, Romney had 317,258 votes (41 percent) to Rick Santorum's 286,530 (37 percent), results posted by the Free Press showed. Ron Paul was third with 88,521 votes (12 percent) and Newt Gingrich followed with 50,726 votes (7 percent). Another 2 percent voted "uncommitted" and a handful of votes went to several other Republicans who are no longer...
  • Poll: Romney's Mormon faith may not hurt him in TN

    02/27/2012 9:32:01 AM PST · by SmithL · 63 replies · 2+ views
    Nashville Tennessean | 2/27/12 | Chas Sisk
    Subheadline: Voters fear Romney's 'cult' less than they do Obama Gannett Newspaper - Link Only: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120227/NEWS0201/302260089/Poll-Romney-s-Mormon-faith-may-not-hurt-him-TN?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|FRONTPAGE
  • Hedging its bets, Google picks Romney backer [Molinari] as new top Washington lobbyist

    02/26/2012 4:19:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill - Hillicon Valley tech report ^ | February 26, 2012 | Brendan Sasso
    By hiring former Rep. Susan Molinari (R-N.Y.), a supporter of Mitt Romney, to head its lobbying team, Google is hedging its bets on the outcome of the 2012 presidential election. The Internet giant already has close connections with the Obama administration. Company Chairman Eric Schmidt advised Obama during his 2008 campaign and is a frequent guest at the White House. Google employees are the third biggest contributors to Obama's re-election campaign, according to campaign finance data compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. But with so much at stake in legislation and policy, Google wants to be on good terms...
  • On Romney's Michigan Tour, A Change Of Pace

    02/25/2012 3:57:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 7 replies
    North Country Public Radio ^ | February 25, 2012 | Ari Shapiro
    Feb 25, 2012 (Weekend Edition Saturday) — The presidential candidate loosened up a bit in his home state, politicking in a way that hasn't happened lately. Many of the states that have voted recently are just too large to shake everyone's hand. But not everyone is giving Mitt Romney a warm welcome ahead of Tuesday's primary. Mitt Romney is on a bus tour across Michigan, hoping to win the votes of the state where he grew up. With primary day Tuesday, Romney seems to have closed the gap in polls with Rick Santorum. This trip has the feel of those...
  • Romney: A Conservative on Immigration? - record doesn’t reflect his current campaign stances

    02/24/2012 2:04:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    National Review Online ^ | February 24, 2012 | Steve Baldwin & Deroy Murdock
    One of the biggest myths of the 2012 presidential campaign, propagated by Team Romney and the mainstream media, is that Willard Mitt Romney is a hard-liner on immigration issues. One easily could reach that conclusion if Romney were judged on his speeches, press releases, and sound bites. However, as all conservatives should know, it is foolish to predict how a politician will govern based on campaign rhetoric. The more reliable way to determine a candidate‘s position is to review his actual record. It is clear the Romney campaign, beginning with his 2008 bid, decided to use immigration as one of...
  • The Tea Party Needs Allies (leaders outside their class and kind)

    02/22/2012 3:32:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 56 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 22, 2012 | William Tucker
    ......Deference to leaders who do not necessarily share your background or agree with you on everything is in the fiber of representative government. It is enshrined in the Constitution. In fact, there probably never would have been a Constitution if the Americans of 1787 hadn't been willing to defer to the "assembly of demigods" (as Jefferson described them) that convened in Philadelphia, closed the doors to the press, sealed the windows to eavesdroppers, and privately debated the future of the nation. ....What the Tea Party needs to do is look for allies. There are other people in the country who...
  • Romney’s Money Problems

    02/21/2012 7:33:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 21, 2012 | Nate Silver, FiveThirtyEight
    ......MittRomney raised slightly more than his Republican rivals in January. His campaign committee, Romney for President, brought in $6.5 million in January, according to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission. By contrast, NewtGingrich raised $5.6 million, and RickSantorum and RonPaul each raised $4.5 million. But his fund-raising pace was fairly weak despite wins in New Hampshire and Florida. And Mr. Romney spent far more than his rivals in January — $18.8 million, compared with $5.9 million for his next-closest competitor, Mr. Gingrich. More worrisome, Mr. Romney spent more than he took in; his cash flow was negative $12.2...
  • Romney's link to firm in [Medicare] fraud case overstated in Newt ad [cleaning up after Mitt]

    02/21/2012 3:02:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Laser Focus World ^ | February 21, 2012
    ........Winning Our Future's claim is more specific. That ad says Romney "supervised," and was not just a "director" of the company. Winning Our Future spokesman Rick Tyler directed us to a recent Forbes article about the issue. Forbes reported much of what was in the Boston Globe, including Romney's defense and what prosecutors said Corning did to uncover the fraud. Forbes wrote "it would be reasonable to conclude that while the illegal activity was going on under Mr. Romney's nose, Romney would, himself, bear only some responsibility for perhaps not being as on top of things as one might hope...
  • Romney Struggles For Right Pitch

    02/20/2012 6:53:18 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | February 20, 2012 | Sam Youngman
    Mitt Romney isn't singing anymore. A little more than two weeks after his off-key but enthusiastic renditions of "America the Beautiful" captured the spirit of a candidate who had won the Florida primary and seemed on the verge of locking down the Republican nomination for president, Romney is back in lackluster mode. It's not just that Romney is facing a surprising challenge in his native state of Michigan from Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who vaulted into contention in the state-by-state nomination battle with wins in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado. What alarms many Republican Party leaders and strategists are...
  • Romney’s Path to a Michigan Comeback (but GOP-E “poring over filing deadlines,” just in case..)

    02/18/2012 12:52:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 26 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Februrary 18, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    For Mitt Romney, the stakes have never been higher. “If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate,” a top GOP senator told ABC News. Politico’s Mike Allen reported that top Republicans are “poring over filing deadlines” in primary states and are devising a plan that would allow a new candidate to enter the Republican primary, in the event that Romney loses his home state. Enter Michigan Republican governor Rick Snyder. Snyder, who endorsed Romney this week, brushes off Romney’s lagging poll numbers, describing the situation as “very fluid.” “I think it’s still fairly early in the process,” Snyder...
  • Mitt Romney is Attempting to Destroy the Republican Party

    02/18/2012 3:00:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2012 | JD Rucker
    [Big SNIP] ....If Romney can't win, he'll be certain that the person who beat him is so damaged, so beaten up by his negative campaign ads that they will have no chance against Obama. Unfortunately for Republicans, it creates a lose-lose situation. Mitt Romney cannot defeat Obama. His flipping and flopping is well documented and will be highlighted by the Obama campaign as the signature of one with a lack of character. He is such a poor speaker in interviews that he attempted to appeal to the middle class by trying to bet Rick Perry $10,000 and later saying that,...
  • Newt Gingrich threatens TV stations over [Romney PAC] ad

    02/17/2012 10:12:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies
    Politico ^ | February 17, 2012 | KENNETH P. VOGEL
    Newt Gingrich’s campaign is threatening to sue TV stations in upcoming primary states that are airing or plan to broadcast an ad from a pro-Mitt Romney super PAC accusing the former House Speaker of supporting the “one-child” Chinese policy that has been criticized as inhumane. The ad in question, which is the work of the Restore Our Future super PAC and is already airing in the former House Speaker’s home state of Georgia, asserts Gingrich “co-sponsored a bill with Nancy Pelosi that would have given $60 million a year to a U.N. program supporting China’s brutal one-child policy.” A letter...
  • Romney on the edge

    02/17/2012 8:48:55 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    York Dispatch ^ | February 17, 2012 | Michael Gerson
    The central narrative of the Republican nomination contest is easy to summarize: Any candidate who is perceived as the main opponent to Mitt Romney immediately ties or leads Mitt Romney. Rick Santorum's surge tracks with recent precedent. His support is about the same as Rick Perry's at his peak. A little higher than Herman Cain's crest. A little lower than Newt Gingrich's pinnacle. But Santorum is not only Romney's latest challenger, he is the most serious. Perry did not possess presidential-level skills. Cain lacked any apparent qualification for high office. Gingrich managed to systematically confirm every doubt about his style...
  • Quit acting stupid, Mitt

    02/17/2012 6:57:04 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Charleston Daily Mail ^ | February 17, 2012 | Don Surber
    Mitt Romney campaigned this week in Michigan with Republican Governor Rick Snyder who said: “Our country has never elected a president born and raised in Michigan.” Given the oafish way Mitt Romney is campaigning, it never will. Mitt Romney is doing in Michigan what he did in South Carolina, when Republican Governor Nikki Haley endorsed him and Newt Gingrich promptly thumped him. In Minnesota, Republican ex-Governor Tim Pawlenty endorsed Mitt Romney just in time for another thumping, this time by Rick Santorum. His plan is to line up the party’s establishment and beat up on his opponents in the race....
  • 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 · 75 replies
    SFGate.com ^ | 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
    Mediaite.com ^ | 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
    Bloomberg.com 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
    http://spectator.org ^ | 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....
  • CAN ROMNEY BE STOPPED? HISTORY SAYS YES!

    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 · 101 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....