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  • MRG Michigan Poll: Obama 47.5, Romney 42.3 (600LV; 9/10-9/14)

    09/18/2012 6:59:55 AM PDT · by Ravi · 51 replies
    Michigan Live ^ | 9/18/12 | MRG
    LANSING, MI - President Barack Obama is slightly leading challenger Mitt Romney in the latest poll of likely Michigan voters. The Marketing Resource Group poll of 600 likely voters, conducted Sept. 10 through Friday and given to MLive, showed the Democratic incumbent and Vice President Joe Biden with 47.5 percent and his Republican rival and running mate Paul Ryan with 42.3 percent. The margin of sampling error was plus or minus 4 percentage points, meaning Obama had a slight edge. Eight percent were undecided.
  • Romney Talks Bluntly of Those Dependent on Government

    09/17/2012 4:48:47 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 129 replies
    NYT ^ | 9/17/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Mitt Romney described almost half of Americans as “dependent upon government” during a private reception with donors earlier this year and said those voters will likely support President Obama because they believe they are “entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it.” The blunt political and cultural assessment by the Republican presidential candidate offers a rare glimpse into Mr. Romney’s personal views as the campaign enters its final 50 days. Liberals quickly condemned the remarks as insensitive and Mr. Obama’s campaign accused him of having “disdainfully written off half the nation.” The recordings surfaced even as Mr. Romney...
  • Defending Mitt, Smacking the MSM: Refreshingly Honest Commentary

    09/17/2012 8:07:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | September 17, 2012 | Bob Beauprez
    The mainstream media may have outdid even their own gutter level standards in obsessing over Mitt Romney's statement(s) about the still growing crisis in the Middle East rather than the "the fact that you have Islamic flags being hoisted over American Embassies, the fact that an American Ambassador is dead," as exasperated liberal commentator and Obama supporter Kirsten Powers even had to fume about during an interview with Fox's Megyn Kelly (below).  "It is just absolutely, utterly insane," Powers nearly screamed in frustration over the shameless incompetence of her liberal media colleagues. You know the Obama-sycophants in the liberal media...
  • Swing State Daily Tracking: Romney 47, Obama 45 (Rasmussen)

    09/17/2012 8:11:48 AM PDT · by Ravi · 11 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 9/17/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • Romney's Scattered Campaign Message Baffles Strategists

    09/16/2012 3:36:11 PM PDT · by drewh · 69 replies
    The Washington Post/ ^ | Sat, 09/15/2012 - 7:48 | By Karen Tumulty
    Coming at a moment of international crisis, as U.S. embassies in the Middle East were beset by anti-American protests, the interview brought shudders from some Republicans who fear the Romney campaign is running aground in its final stretch. "Deaver is turning over in his grave," said one prominent Republican strategist, referring to Michael Deaver, the late image-maker for Ronald Reagan. The Republican asked for anonymity, because he did not want to go public with his growing despair over the GOP ticket’s prospects for winning this fall. "I can’t get my head around this," said John Weaver, a former strategist on...
  • Republicans Endorse Platform Language to Dismantle Most of the Federal Government*

    08/31/2012 10:31:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 134 replies ^ | August 30, 2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    I wish the Republican Platform was binding. Why? Because the GOP, for all intents and purposes, has just proposed to eliminate the Department of Education, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Energy, the Department of Agriculture, the Department of Transportation, the Department of Health and Human Services, along with a host of other government programs, agencies, and departments.More specifically, they endorsed the 10th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which means they put themselves on record in favor of getting rid of all federal spending and intervention that is inconsistent with the Founding Fathers’ vision of a...
  • If You Live in a Blue State, Here Is What You Can Do To Help Romney Beat Obama

    09/14/2012 6:54:13 AM PDT · by Ziva · 100 replies
    Sept. 14, 2012 | Ziva
    No matter where you live in the USA, you can make a difference in this election by going to I live in NY, a hopelessly blue state. There is very little I can do locally to help Romney. However, they have an excellent phone-from-home system this year, much better than other phone banks I've done before. I started making phone calls from home for Romney. It is easy, well-supported, and free. It is important to start now so they can target the right people for the campaign. You can get started at will direct your calls to the...
  • Rasmussen Reports - Missouri (R47 O46)

    09/13/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT · by Ravi · 24 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 9/13/12 | rasmussen
  • Will Romney's Foreign-Policy Fumble Doom His Campaign?(Lefty Panties in a Twist Alert)

    09/12/2012 1:27:32 PM PDT · by mojito · 73 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 9/12/2012 | Molly Ball
    Will Mitt Romney look back on this day as the blunder that doomed his campaign? It's too soon to tell, of course. But the reaction to his recent foreign-policy moves has been overwhelmingly negative, from Republicans and Democrats alike, to the point that some wonder whether it could begin to disqualify him in voters' minds. Romney's response to the incidents of the last 24 hours -- the storming of the American embassy in Cairo and the killing of the American ambassador and three others in Libya -- is widely being regarded as hasty and ham-handed. From his initial statement late...
  • Persistent Pragmatism Over Relentless Radicalism

    09/12/2012 10:57:18 AM PDT · by starczar66 · 1 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 12, 2012 | Norah Petersen
    ...As Obama told former Russian president Dmitry Medvedev in March, "This is my last election ... After my election I have more flexibility." Of course I wish we had a candidate with consistent conservatism that we could trust in, but, we don't and we can't change that now, and with the survival of the country at stake, I would much rather take my chances with persistent pragmatism rather than relentless radicalism. Read more:
  • Rasmussen Reports (O46 R45); Bounce fades to nil

    09/12/2012 6:19:53 AM PDT · by Ravi · 48 replies
    rasmussen reports ^ | 9/12/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • America, the new FAT KID?!?

    09/11/2012 9:36:23 AM PDT · by areukiddingme1 · 6 replies
    Vanity | 11 September 2012 | areukiddingme1
    I have been thinking about how to put this in writing for several weeks now, and then it occurred to me, America is one election away from becoming “the fat kid.” The kid on the playground that is nice, but no one wants on their team. The kid that gets a trophy for showing up because “it boosts his self esteem.” The kid that earns Cs and spends hours eating cheetos and playing on the x-box. The kid who’s Mom still cuts up his fruit and still cuts the crust off his sandwiches. The kid, who still doesn’t drive, doesn’t...
  • On Meet The Press, Ann Romney Said That She Can Empathize With People. But Can Mitt?

    09/11/2012 10:09:29 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 25 replies
    9/11/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before the barrage of ad homs begins, ask yourself this question: why did the Romneys let themselves get sucked into this kind of talk on Meet the Press (with David Brooks) on Sunday in the first place? Why is she saying that they (the Romneys) know what it is like to struggle, and then proffer her own personal health struggles as evidence that they know what it is like to struggle? Why are they letting themselves get sucked into this.... .... because the inevitable question surfaces and arises: voters will feel empathy towards Ann Romney, but they will ask how...
  • Romney campaign pins victory hopes on cash advantage, late ad blitz (October carpet bombing)

    09/11/2012 7:30:08 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 36 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/11/12 | Cameron Joseph
    Mitt Romney’s campaign is pinning its hopes that its big cash advantage will help the GOP nominee against President Obama, who is leading in the polls. “The goal has always been ‘let’s get into October and be within striking distance,’ ” a GOP strategist close to the Romney campaign told The Hill on Monday. “We’re going to have a financial advantage these last two months in the air wars, from the campaign as well as the third-party independent groups.” Romney had a $60 million cash-on-hand edge over Obama as of the end of July. While Obama edged Romney in August...
  • Team Romney Must Sharpen Its Message

    09/11/2012 7:10:40 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 31 replies ^ | 9/11/12 | David Limbaugh
    The November elections are a Republican landslide begging to materialize, but will the GOP make it happen? I believe so. I'm not buying these negative polls, but to increase our chances, let's sharpen the message, not dilute it. A recent Fox News story reports that Romney and Ryan are both beginning to emphasize a bipartisan message rather than sharpen the contrasts between Obama's manifest failures and their plan for America. They must not follow this suicidal path. Now is not the time for them to go all John McCain on us and downplay what Obama has done or to apologize...
  • Rasmussen Reports (O48 R45) bounce over?

    09/11/2012 6:21:19 AM PDT · by Ravi · 93 replies
    rasmussen ^ | 9/11/12 | rasmussen
    see above
  • Cuyahoga voter registration statistics as of 9/7/12 (Interesting stuff)

    09/10/2012 10:33:35 PM PDT · by Ravi · 32 replies
    BOE ^ | 9/10/12 | me
    see above
  • Civitas Flash Poll: After RNC, Romney ahead

    09/10/2012 7:48:50 PM PDT · by topfile · 12 replies
    Civitas Institute / SurveyUSA ^ | Sept. 10, 2012 | Jim Tynen
    RALEIGH — In the wake of the Republican National Convention, a Civitas Institute Flash Poll found that Republican candidate Mitt Romney took a 10 percentage-point lead over President Obama.The Flash Poll of 500 registered North Carolina voters was taken Sept. 4-6 and had a margin of error of plus-minus 4.5 percent. Asked if the election for President were held today who they would vote for, 53 percent chose Romney and 43 percent chose Obama.
  • Obstruct and Exploit (Krugman again)

    09/10/2012 11:57:54 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 9 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 9/9/2012 | Paul Krugman
    Does anyone remember the American Jobs Act? A year ago President Obama proposed boosting the economy with a combination of tax cuts and spending increases, aimed in particular at sustaining state and local government employment. Independent analysts reacted favorably. For example, the consulting firm Macroeconomic Advisers estimated that the act would add 1.3 million jobs by the end of 2012. There were good reasons for these positive assessments. Although you’d never know it from political debate, worldwide experience since the financial crisis struck in 2008 has overwhelmingly confirmed the proposition that fiscal policy “works,” that temporary increases in spending boost...
  • Race Tightens As Obama Advantage Narrows To 2 Points (9/4-9/9) (IBD/CSM/TIPP) (D36 R31 sample)

    09/10/2012 11:51:17 AM PDT · by Ravi · 56 replies
    TIPP online ^ | 9/10 | TIPP
    President Obama's lead over Governor Romney shrinks from 7 points in August to 2 points in September, according to the latest Investor's Business Daily/Christian Science Monitor/TIPP Poll. Romney gains support from men, southern, rural, and Hispanic voters this month.
  • Mitt Romney's swing-state ad spend looks like a loser's strategy

    09/09/2012 12:42:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Guardian ^ | September 7, 2012 | Harry J. Enten
    After a week when the American media gave saturation coverage to the Democratic national convention, Mitt Romney has responded by buying his own air time. His latest television ad buys, totalling $4.5m, is targeted at the states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, and Virginia. No one can fault Romney for going on the air in these states. They are all winnable for either candidate, and they were won by George W Bush at least once. The issue is that Romney is leaving himself with little room for error. If you assign the states to the...
  • Romney campaign releases ads for 8 battleground states (CO, FL, IA, NV, NH, NC, OH, and VA)

    09/07/2012 5:34:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | September 7, 2012 | Gregory Wallace
    Less than an hour after President Barack Obama had stepped off of the Democratic National Convention stage, Republican challenger Mitt Romney's campaign announced 15 new, state-specific television advertisements which the campaign says will run in 8 battlegrounds. A week ago, Romney was officially made the Republican Party's presidential nominee, granting him access to a substantial war chest set aside for the general election. His campaign largely stayed off of television during the Democratic National Convention, which concluded after Obama's speech on Thursday. --snip-- Now that Romney has officially been named the GOP nominee his campaign will get its hands on...
  • Daily Show finds Twisted Tolerance at DNC Convention

    09/07/2012 1:04:47 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    As usual, the intolerant left preaches tolerance and inclusion while missing the irony of their own attacks. The Daily Show with Jon Stewart exposes this very easily at the 2012 Democrat Convention.
  • Source: Paul 'Republican No More,' Not Ruling Out Third-Party Run (tonight,JayLeno)

    09/04/2012 9:12:43 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9-4-12 | Tony Lee
    *snip* Speculation about Paul’s intentions will intensify even more because Paul will appear on NBC’s “The Tonight Show” with Jay Leno on Tuesday night to make an announcement, presumably about whether he will make a third-party run or support Libertarian Party candidate Gary Johnson. Evan Cutler of Alaskans for Ron Paul told those on the conference call that he spoke at length with Paul and his wife last Friday. Cutler said Paul told him he has not completely ruled out a third-party run. Cutler said Paul did express concerns about ballot access and the money that would be required for...
  • Nicki Minaj ‘endorses’ Mitt Romney via Lil Wayne mixtape?(audio at link)

    09/03/2012 6:15:38 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    Note the question mark in the headline, as we’re new to dealing with Republican “endorsements” that arrive via mixtape.
  • Is Mitt Becoming More Conservative?

    08/31/2012 12:49:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 304 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | August 31, 2012 | Rosslyn Smith
    ...Protecting the middle class might be the theme of Obama's campaign ads, but the defining movement of this campaign came when Obama belittled the efforts of Main Street America when he stated that "you didn't build that." Those sneering words about smart, hardworking people revealed the ugly side of Obama's redistributionalist ideology. As in 2008, most of the media accept all the carefully scripted images of Obama as Gospel truth while they busy themselves trying to either hide or spin away all those extemporaneous words and deeds that display Obama's true beliefs and character as being either out of context...
  • Hulk Hogan on 'Fox & Friends': We can't take four more years of that (Obama)

    08/30/2012 7:02:29 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | August 30, 2012 | Fox & Friends
    Hogan with 'Fox & Friends' at the RNC: "We can't take four more years of that (Obama). America needs a second chance. There is no reason we should be living with this economy. Something has to change and this is the time for everybody to make sure this happens"...On you didn't built that: "It goes against everything I know, feel and love about this country."
  • Wall Street Gives Up on Obama and Roots for Romney

    08/29/2012 6:42:27 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | 08/29/2012 | By YUVAL ROSENBERG
    As Mitt Romney accepts the Republican Party’s presidential nomination this week, he will try to convince voters across the nation that he has the executive experience and business savvy needed to strengthen its economy – and that he’s the best person to lead the country. Americans may be evenly divided on that question – Romney leads President Obama 47 percent to 46 percent in a new Washington Post/ABC News poll of registered voters – but Wall Street has already made its presidential preference clear. After supporting Obama in 2008, financial firms and the people who work at them have lined...
  • Prop. 32: What really scares California's big unions

    08/28/2012 10:32:37 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 6 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 8/24/2012 | Larry Sand
    Michael Hiltzik infers in his column Sunday that Proposition 32 is a big lie -- because it prohibits both corporations and labor unions such as the California Teachers Assn. from extracting involuntary political contributions from the paychecks of workers. Hiltzik argues that its prohibition of corporate deductions is of minor impact, but that union political fund-raising will be crippled. He is amazingly untroubled by the fact that taking such payroll deductions for political purposes without consent is patently immoral. Why should a worker have some of his forced union dues spent on candidates or causes that he doesn't agree with?...
  • Republican Convention Releases Revised Convention-Week Schedule

    08/26/2012 5:05:45 PM PDT · by iowamark · 74 replies
    PR Newswire ^ | 8/26/2012 | RNC
    Tampa, Fla. -- Republican officials today released a revised convention-week schedule. Changes in the schedule are the result of the convention's decision postpone the Monday, August 27 sessions due to weather-related concerns. The revised schedule is as follows: Monday, August 27, 2012 2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus Call to Order/Start Debt Clocks 2:10 p.m. Announcement of Recess Tuesday, August 28, 2012 2:00 p.m. Chairman of the RNC Reince Priebus Color Guard Knights of Columbus Pledge of Allegiance by Former Governor Tim Babcock (MT)/ Tom Hogan (FL) National Anthem sung by Philip Alongi Invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveichik...
  • Romney's 'Zero-Percenters' (CLARENCE THE CROSS-EYED PAGE ALERT)

    08/26/2012 10:11:45 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 18 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Aug 26, 2012 | Clarence Page
    A new poll suggests that Mitt Romney may achieve the nearly impossible: He may receive even less than the tiny 4 percent of the black vote that Sen. John McCain won four years ago. President Barack Obama holds a four-point lead over his Republican challenger Mitt Romney in an NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll released in the final week before the Republican National Convention. What caught my eye were the numbers reported in key segments of Obama's political base: He led among African Americans "by 94 percent to 0 percent." Say what? No, that was not a misprint. The poll...
  • For GOP up-and-comer Cruz, the future is now

    08/26/2012 12:13:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 26, 2012 | Richard S. Dunham
    Ted Cruz was 10 years old when his hero, Ronald Reagan, became president in 1981. By his teen years, the son of a Cuban political refugee had memorized the U.S. Constitution and devoured economics classes at the Free Enterprise Institute in Houston. ........"It would be difficult to overstate the significance of Cruz's primary election win," said Austin Democratic consultant Harold Cook, "not just because he won, but also because of how he did it." .......For Cruz, the future is now, and he is polishing a speech, which will likely be pushed to Tuesday because of the threatening storm. .......Cruz's longtime...
  • NYT's Abramson rebuts Brisbane charge

    08/25/2012 7:32:58 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/25/2012 | DYLAN BYERS
    The executive editor of the New York Times is disputing an accusation of liberal bias made by her very own public editor, Arthur Brisbane. In his final column for the Times, Brisbane wrote that his fellow staffers "share a kind of political and cultural progressivism" that "virtually bleeds through the fabric of The Times." Brisbane even argued that Times reporters covered some liberal causes, like gay marriage and the Occupy movement, "more like causes than news subjects." But Times executive editor Jill Abramson says she disagrees with Brisbane's "sweeping conclusions." "In our newsroom we are always conscious that the way...
  • Robert Reich: Romney Will Beat 'Wooden' Obama in Presidential Debates

    08/24/2012 6:11:26 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 46 replies
    Newsmax ^ | August 25, 2012 | Newsmax Wires
    Mitt Romney has turned into such a skilled debater that he could trounce President Barack Obama in their three head-to-head encounters in the run-up to the election, former Democratic Labor Secretary Robert Reich believes. Romney “is going to be debating somebody who is not nearly as good a debater as his reputation,” Reich tells Atlantic Magazine in its September issue. He says that under live questioning, Obama “can seem kind of wooden” and “at a loss for words.” “Even if Romney is scripted and not spontaneous, he will come across as ‘on his game,’ ” Reich tells the Atlantic. “The...
  • Box Office Report: Anti-Obama Doc Drawing Big Crowds, Even in New York City

    08/22/2012 7:35:29 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 45 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 21, 2012 | Pamela McClintock
    An anti-Obama documentary based on conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Roots of Obama’s Rage will expand nationwide this weekend after doing notable business in select markets across the country -- including in liberally minded New York City. Overall, 2016: Obama's America grossed an impressive $1.2 million last weekend as it upped its theater count from 61 to 169 for a total gross of $2 million, the second-best showing of the year for a documentary after Bully ($3.2 million). That doesn't include nature documentaries Chimpanzee ($29 million) and To the Arctic ($7.6 million). It's already the No. 12 political documentary...
  • Doctor behind Todd Akin's rape theory was a Romney surrogate in 2007

    08/21/2012 7:39:05 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 49 replies
    A physician and former president of the National Right to Life Committee, Willke was an “important surrogate” for Romney’s 2008 presidential bid. Willke is the oft-cited source of the theory that rape-related pregnancies are “rare.” The theory is sometimes used by antiabortion advocates to argue that abortion laws should not contain exceptions for pregnancies that result from rape or incest. Willke believes that trauma caused by violent rape causes a woman’s reproductive system to shut down. He presents this belief as fact in educational materials, including a book about abortion and a website called Willke’s views – and his...
  • As Election Nears, Small Business Owners Migrating Toward Romney (61% to 26%)

    08/22/2012 4:17:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    MENAFN ^ | August 21, 2012
    With less than three months until the election, the small business community continues to shift their vote to Gov. Mitt Romney, according to a new survey by Manta, the largest online community dedicated entirely to small business. The majority (61 percent) of small business owners say they plan to vote for Romney and only 26 percent say they plan to vote for President Barack Obama -- down 6 percent since May. Additionally, the selection of U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan as Republican vice presidential candidate didn't impact the small business owner vote as the majority (58 percent) says they still plan...
  • Poll shocker: Romney up double-digits in Florida

    08/21/2012 7:04:17 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 113 replies
    News-Press ^ | August 21, 2012 | Scott Bihr
    In the most shocking survey this election cycle, a poll released today finds Mitt Romney leading President Barack Obama by 14 percentage points among likely Florida voters. Foster McCollum White & Associates, Baydoun Consulting and Douglas Fulmer & Associates, of Dearborn, Mich., questioned 1,503 likely Florida voters Friday and found Romney, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, leading Obama 54%-40%. The poll has a margin of error of +/-2.53%. Although recent Florida polls have been trending slightly in Romney’s direction (+2% and +1% in the most recent surveys), the jaw-dropping 14-point gap is a shocker. Future polls will determine if this...
  • Shock poll: Obama could lose Illinois, Romney leads in Chicago suburbs

    08/20/2012 7:46:31 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/20/2012 | Alexis Levinson
    President Barack Obama could lose his home state of Illinois in November, a new poll shows. A poll conducted by Illinois-based pollster and political strategist Michael McKeon found Obama leading Republican Mitt Romney by 49 percent to 37 percent in Cook County, the home of Chicago. That puts him ahead by a far thinner margin than expected in a county he should be winning handsomely. Cook is the most Democratic leaning county in the state. It is also the most populous. Those numbers do not bode well for the president. “He has to come out of Cook County with a...
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 19 August 2012

    08/19/2012 5:14:43 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 282 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 19 August 2012 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows August 19th, 2012 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Ed Gillespie, adviser to Romney's campaign; Robert Gibbs, adviser to Obama's campaign. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Govs. Martin O'Malley, D-Md., and Bob McDonnell, R-Va.; Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed; Ted Cruz, Republican Senate nominee in Texas.FACE THE NATION (CBS): Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani; Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform; Neera Tanden, president of the Center for American Progress.THIS WEEK (ABC): Stephanie Cutter, deputy campaign manager for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign; Kevin...
  • Is That An Avalanche I Hear?

    08/19/2012 9:32:26 AM PDT · by Signalman · 15 replies ^ | 8/19/2012 | Hugh Hewitt
    Bill Kristol is exactly right on the impact of the selection of Paul Ryan on grassroots conservatism across the country. Charles Krauthammer helped provide the explanation in his Friday column and it comes down to this: Paul Ryan is thoroughly conservative --a reliable, electable conservative-- who also provides the sort of charismatic leadership the center-right has longed for since Reagan and which George W. Bush could only provide at intervals and usually only on the war. Thus in Ryan there is a long term promise of renewal of the party and the movement, one preceded by the rise of the...
  • GOP ticket recalls past of Mormons, Catholics

    08/18/2012 5:28:28 PM PDT · by delacoert · 108 replies
    The Columbia Daily Tribune ^ | Saturday, August 18, 2012 | L.V. ANDERSON
    Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his vice presidential candidate makes 2012 the first time in American history that a major party has run a ticket without a Protestant on it. Romney is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and Ryan is a Roman Catholic. Have Mormons and Catholics always gotten along as well as the Republican running mates appear to? No. The root of the conflict is doctrinal. The premise of the Book of Mormon is that the Bible is a corrupt and incomplete account of God's revelation — an implicit criticism of...
  • Catholic Pro-Life Group Endorses Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan

    08/18/2012 1:51:26 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Life News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Steven Ertelt
    This week, one of the leading pro-life groups for Catholics made the decision to put its imprimatur on the presidential ticket of Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan, saying it is the right vote for pro-lifers. On the heels of Romney’s picking a pro-life running mate in Rep. Paul Ryan, Brian Burch of Catholic Vote told his supporters, “Mitt Romney made his choice. Today we are making ours.” “ is proud to announce that we are enthusiastically endorsing Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan in the 2012 presidential race,” Burch said. “The decision to endorse Romney for President was made after Governor...
  • MSNBC’s Touré: Romney Engaging In The ‘Niggerization’ Of Obama [VIDEO] (Stay Classy, MSNBC!)

    08/16/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 88 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/16/2012 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign. “That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.” “I...
  • MSNBC’s Touré: Romney Engaging In The ‘Niggerization’ Of Obama

    08/16/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 4 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 8/16/2012 | Andrew Kirell
    On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign. “That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.” “I...
  • Rasmussen: Wisconsin - Obama 47 Romney 48

    08/16/2012 7:34:20 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 46 replies
    Ras ^ | 8/16/2012 | Rasmussen reports wow Romney +1 In Wisconsin
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney Posted by CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser (CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
  • A Romney first: over 40% of youth vote back him

    08/15/2012 6:43:21 AM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/15/2012 | Paul Bedard
    For the first time since he began running for president, Republican Mitt Romney has the support of over 40 percent of America's youth vote, a troubling sign for President Obama who built his 2008 victory with the overwhelming support of younger, idealistic voters. Pollster John Zogby of JZ Analytics told Secrets Tuesday that Romney received 41 percent in his weekend poll of 1,117 likely voters, for the first time crossing the 40 percent mark. What's more, he said that Romney is the only Republican of those who competed in the primaries to score so high among 18-29 year olds. "This...
  • Republican vs. Democrat: Convention Previews

    08/14/2012 9:17:39 AM PDT · by CaroleL · 6 replies ^ | 08/14/12 | CaroleL
    In less than two weeks Mitt Romney will accept his party's nomination at a Republican National Convention set to feature strong and experienced leaders making the case for fiscally sound policies and what's already being called America's Comeback. A week after that will be the Democrats' turn. Today's announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will deliver the convention's keynote address guarantees a powerful presentation from the former prosecutor. In a preview of his speech, Governor Christie told reporters, "I'll try to tell some very direct and hard truths to people in the country about the trouble that we're in...
  • Former Republican Rival Santorum To Campaign For Romney In Ohio

    08/13/2012 1:53:19 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    60 News ^ | August 13, 2012 | Samuel P. Jacobs
    Conservative Republican Rick Santorum will campaign for his former presidential rival Mitt Romney in the key swing state of Ohio this week, officials with the Romney campaign said on Monday. Conservative Republican Rick Santorum will campaign for his former presidential rival Mitt Romney in the key swing state of Ohio this week, officials with the Romney campaign said on Monday. Santorum, an ex-U.S. senator from Pennsylvania, emerged as Romney's main challenger during their party's state-by-state nominating contest earlier this year, portraying the former Massachusetts governor as not being a true conservative. He has only campaigned once on behalf of Romney...