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  • GOP avoids gay marriage ruling

    08/07/2010 2:49:00 PM PDT · by Qbert · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/2010 | Maggie Haberman
    When a federal judge in California last week ruled the state’s ban on gay marriage unconstitutional, several political observers braced for a flood of Republican blasts on the issue that could end up resonating in campaigns nationally. Instead, the anticipated GOP bang over the ban — known as Proposition 8 — amounted to little more than a whimper. There were angry columns and cries of protest from right-wing groups and conservative writers, but the majority of the Republican establishment kept on a bread-and-butter message — and party leaders are encouraging them not to stray. It also was expected that Democrats, outside of...
  • GOP wishy-washy on Mitt Romney support

    07/10/2010 8:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 3+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s campaigned hard for Republicans across the country as he eyes a presidential run in 2012, earned high praise but couldn’t secure a solid endorsement from some GOP governors yesterday. “I think he’s going to be one of several people that are going to be seriously considered for the nomination,” said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was recently elected after Romney helped his campaign. “He’s an incredibly talented spokesman for the conservative cause.” Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declined to comment on Romney’s 2012 chances yesterday, saying he’s too busy running his own state. Crist...
  • Romney Spokesman: Endorsements Are "Nice" But Don't Really Matter (barf alert)

    06/19/2010 8:54:02 AM PDT · by curth · 41 replies · 396+ views
    .conservatives4palin ^ | FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2010 | By Doug Brady
    Immediately after Nikki Haley's overwhelming victory in the South Carolina Primary, we noted Team Mitt's panic over the credit Governor Palin received: It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd. [...] This is classic Mitt Romney. When all the mud was flying and Governor Palin publicly and steadfastly stood...
  • Poll: What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against Obama & Biden in 2012?

    04/15/2010 10:32:04 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 108 replies · 1,366+ views
    What GOP ticket do you think would have the best chance against President Obama and VP Joe Biden in 2012? Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin Sarah Palin and Scott Brown Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin Other? Leave a comment
  • Romney leads tight Republican race (Rats wants another "moderate Republican" in '12) (BARF ALERT)

    03/19/2010 10:48:07 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies · 383+ views
    Our first national look at who Republicans would prefer as their 2012 Presidential nominee confirms the wide open nature of the field. The leading candidates are all within the margin of error of each other, with Mitt Romney leading at 28% followed by Mike Huckabee at 24% and Sarah Palin at 23%. Ron Paul pulls 11%, 9% say they're undecided, and 6% say their preference would be someone else. Romney's lead speaks to the fact that moderates could actually pick the GOP nominee in 2012. That's because there's gridlock among conservatives about who their preferred candidate is. Huckabee leads with...
  • Thousands of fans hail Romney in SLC-Many think his book promotion tour is a precursor to a presiden

    03/14/2010 2:57:08 PM PDT · by delacoert · 35 replies · 728+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Derek P. Jensen | Derek P. Jensen
    Utah's favorite political son made no apologies Saturday for his conservative cred -- a stance thousands of backers in the Beehive State hope will propel Mitt Romney to the White House. Speaking at the Salt Palace Convention Center hall, Romney weaved wit, humor and folksy anecdotes around enough anti-Barack Obama broadsides to energize his fawning fans. Most in attendance braved a sloppy snowstorm to hoist campaign-style signs, giving Romney's No Apology: The Case for American Greatness book tour the feel of a 2012 campaign rally. "I hope he does run," Midway's Bart Kotter said afterward. "The guy is an amazing...
  • "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" (Romney book pre-orders not so great)

    03/01/2010 3:36:02 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 15 replies · 682+ views
    Amazon ^ | March 2, 2010 | Mitt Romney
    If Mitt Romney's book sales are any indication of how he will do against Sarah Plain in the GOP primaries, things are not looking too good for our former governor from Massachusetts, at the moment. While Sarah Palin’s book shot to # 1 at Amazon on pre-orders alone, on the same day that it was available for pre-orders (a good 2 months before it was released), Mitt Romney's book, “No Apology: The Case for American Greatness”, is still stuck at # 245 in the Amazon sales rankings, with only one day to go before release tomorrow. Of course book sales...
  • Where is the national GOP in the Massachusetts special election?

    12/30/2009 7:30:45 AM PST · by ConjunctionJunction · 39 replies · 951+ views
    Hot Air ^ | December 29, 2009 | Ed Morrissey
    Normally, when a special election occurs to fill a seat in Congress or especially the Senate, the national parties throw resources and attention onto the race. The lack of competition for attention allows the national parties to transform the elections into national referendums of sorts, and the party out of power usually has an opportunity to exploit the lower turnout to steal a march on the governing party. So why have the national GOP and party leaders gone AWOL in Massachusetts, where Scott Brown will battle Martha Coakley for Ted Kennedy’s seat in the Senate?
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Tells Hannity He Would Give Obama "a Failing Grade" - Video 12/17/09

    12/17/2009 7:18:32 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 67 replies · 2,193+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 17, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney on with Sean Hannity tonight where he discussed the Democrats' push to pass a Health Care Bill in the Senate by Christmas. On the economy, Mitt Romney said the Democrats have failed to create jobs, particularly with the Stimulus Bill passed early this year. Romney said "borrowing your way to prosperity" is a strategy that will not work. Romney said the "American people are a lot smarter than the Democrats give them credit for." Romney said he would give Obama "a failing grade" on his performance as President thus far. Instead of focusing...
  • Should Romney's faith be an obstacle? (barf alert)

    11/30/2009 11:55:54 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 88 replies · 2,072+ views
    CNN ^ | 2009-11-30 | David Frum
    (CNN) -- Catholic, Orthodox and Evangelical Christian leaders last week issued a bold political statement. They intended to target the Obama administration. Inadvertently, they may have also hit probable Republican presidential candidate, Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney ought to rank atop the Republican candidates for president in 2012. He finished second in votes cast in the primaries of 2008. He is a candidate with immense private-sector economic expertise in a time of urgent economic debate. But Romney has a political problem: his Mormon religious faith. A Gallup survey in December 2007 found that 18 percent of Republicans would not vote for...
  • PREZ: Romney Tied With Obama (GOP gaining)

    11/25/2009 4:50:14 PM PST · by bilhosty · 73 replies · 1,798+ views
    Hedgehog Report ^ | November 25, 2009 | Hedgehog Report
    Some great numbers to head into the Thanksgiving holiday from Scott Rasmussen. Rasmussen has released some numbers for the 2012 Presidential Election with the usual Republican suspects.
  • Insider: Sarah Palin uninformed on Latino issues (Jonathan Martin Alert)

    11/23/2009 7:26:09 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 85 replies · 2,426+ views
    POLITICO.COM ^ | 23 NOVEMBER 2009 | JONATHAN MARTIN
    A top adviser on Hispanic issues to John McCain’s presidential campaign said Sunday that a joint interview with McCain and Sarah Palin planned for Univision last fall had to be canceled because Palin was unprepared to discuss Latin America policy. “She did not feel comfortable speaking about issues regarding Hispanics and Latin America,” GOP consultant Ana Navarro told Univision anchor Jorge Ramos in an interview. “Those are not topics that come up frequently in Alaska. So she asked to cancel the interview and, unfortunately, you were already there.”
  • Poll: Romney’s favorables now below 50% among Republicans?

    11/23/2009 4:34:15 PM PST · by Lou Budvis · 58 replies · 1,593+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 11/23/09 | Allahpundit
    Big caveat right off the bat: PPP is the same polling firm that predicted a Hoffman landslide in NY-23. But (a) they had Mitt’s favorables comparable with Huckabee’s earlier in the year, so it’s not like their data’s historically been screwy, and (b) this isn’t just a one-month snapshot but a trend dating back to July.
  • Mitt Romney talks about the economy, tea parties and the future of the Republican party (barf alert)

    11/19/2009 7:16:01 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 37 replies · 894+ views
    (snip) During the 2008 campaign, some conservatives said they were hesitant to vote for Romney because he was perceived as being liberal on some social issues. On Friday, he seemed determined to overcome that impression. In his speech, given in a room filled with more than two dozen pictures of President Ronald Reagan, Romney gave a shout-out to the tea party protesters and spoke about his new book, "No Apologies: The Case for American Greatness." (It is slated to be released by St. Martin's Press in March.) He also said the Republican Party needed to build support among young people,...
  • CNN Poll: Most Americans say Palin not qualified to serve as president (CNN pushes Romney, Huckster)

    11/16/2009 2:27:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 159 replies · 3,315+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Fewer than three in 10 Americans think Sarah Palin's qualified to be president, according to a new national poll - the least of any of the five potential candidates included in the survey. But another woman tops that list in the CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Monday: two-thirds of the public thinks that Secretary of State HIllary Clinton's qualified for the Oval Office. That's more than Vice President Joe Biden, who's currently next in line for the presidency. According to the poll, 28 percent of Americans say Palin is qualified to run the White House, with seven...
  • 2012: Obama, Romney & Inevitability

    10/17/2009 2:28:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies · 2,050+ views
    Fits News ^ | October 6, 2009 | Mande Wilkes
    Whether or not anyone prefers to acknowledge it, Mitt Romney is already the default, de facto Republican presidential nominee in 2012 – and, too, he is already the clear loser. Health care, singularly, will guarantee Barack Obama a second term – even if he never actually achieves meaningful “reform,” or even if he manages reform but it ends up becoming a festering, hemorrhaging mess … like anything the government runs. Sure, the health care issue appears to be a political landmine for Obama right now, but he just can’t lose for winning, and there’s no area in which that rings...
  • Huckabee and Hoffman (Huck, Romney decline to support conservative candidate)

    10/17/2009 1:43:54 PM PDT · by ellery · 63 replies · 2,458+ views
    Fox News host, garage band cover guitarist, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee will be making a long-planned speech before the New York Conservative Party in Syracuse, New York on October 28, but has thus far declined to say whether he will formally endorse or financially support Conservative Party House candidate Doug Hoffman, who is running to fill former Rep. John McHugh's 23rd Congressional District seat. Most Republican Party leaders have thus far taken a pass in endorsing Hoffman, who has the support of the conservative Club for Growth, as well as the American Conservative Union. House minority leader John...
  • Romney Reboots (National Review Pimp Fest)

    10/14/2009 9:19:55 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 55 replies · 1,623+ views
    National Review ^ | October 19, 2009 | RAMESH PONNURU
    In the early stages of the undeclared race for the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney is the frontrunner. The former governor of Massachusetts has the best-developed national network of supporters of any of the potential candidates. He is the one doing the most party-building across the country; of his potential rivals, only Minnesota governor Tim Pawlenty comes close. He is the one to whom other Republicans are most likely to turn for answers on economic policy, and on many issues he is the only one giving them. When the auto companies came to Washington only Romney had a plan (“Detroit...
  • GOP Surrenders to Beck's Mob Rule

    09/29/2009 4:38:33 AM PDT · by steve-b · 153 replies · 4,599+ views
    NewMajority ^ | 9/11/09 | David Frum
    When Glenn Beck made his Fox debut, some shrewd conservatives responded with a wink. Maybe the show was paranoid and hysterical. Maybe Beck was none too scrupulous about facts and truth. But why be squeamish? The other side did as bad, or nearly. And see how usefully he mobilized the base! Those shrewd conservatives assumed Beck was working for them. Big mistake. Beck is working for himself – and he chooses his targets according to his own scheme of priorities.... Glenn Beck is not the first to make a pleasant living for himself by reckless defamation. We have seen his...
  • Bob Shrum: After health care, the deluge

    09/15/2009 10:19:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Week ^ | September 15, 2009 | Bob Shrum
    Later this fall, President Obama will sign into law a landmark health-reform bill. Then the hard part begins. Barack Obama was advised early in his presidency to focus on just one thing at a time and postpone health care for another year. The advice was pressed on him not just from outside observers but from trusted aides inside the White House. He rejected it—and for that reason, among others, the health reform that's been delayed for a century, and which he will sign into law this fall, will carry his indelible stamp. Afterward, though, there will be no period of...
  • Fighting Words -- Filmmmaker Responds to ACORN's Threat of Lawsuit (VIDEO)

    09/13/2009 6:21:43 PM PDT · by GOP_Lady · 161 replies · 8,822+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 09-13-09 | Fox News
    Filmmaker responds to ACORN's lawsuit View article...