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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 ^ | 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:|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...