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  • Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”

    03/07/2012 3:31:20 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies
    http://hotair.com/greenroom ^ | March 07 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas. “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely...
  • The Romney Machine moves on

    03/05/2012 2:47:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2012 | James Lucier
    .....Everywhere Romney goes, he gets the strong support of the manipulators of the political apparatus--the elected politicians, the party committee officials, the staffers who hope their bosses will stay in office, the pollsters, the paid political consultants and Republican-leaning pundits who want to keep their sources. Like Obama, these Republican politicos look down on Santorum as the embarrassing, ne'er-do-well sibling who doesn't know when it's time to leave. They find his surge of support by the dumb party faithful as an annoyance. In the same way, the party operatives see Newt Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the U.S. House of...
  • Are we about to be stuck with Romney?

    03/04/2012 11:39:09 AM PST · by Tulkas · 71 replies
    After winning in Arizona and Michigan, and then again in Washington, Romney has momentum going into Super Tuesday. Even Ohio now seems to be a toss up. If he starts to wrap this thing up then just what exactly are we supposed to do? I don't want to sit this out but I don't think I can vote for him. Is a third party vote worth it? It won't help get Obama out of office. I am starting to lose hope.
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    03/02/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by red flanker · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | March 2, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Had Michigan not been as close, the Democrats would have waited to spring this on us in the general election. Luckily we have it now and I hope Ohio voters are paying attention. In July 2009, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to usean individual mandate at the national level to control healthcare costs. On the campaign trail now, Mitt Romney says the individual mandate is appropriate for Massachusetts, but not the nation. Repeatedly in debates, Romney has said he opposes a national individual mandate. But back in 2009, as Barack Obama was formulating his...
  • Christie Slams Santorum On College Stance [Aspiration To Maximum Potential Thru College Education]

    02/26/2012 2:09:37 PM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    CBSNews ^ | February 26, 2012 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    February 26, 2012 Christie Slams Santorum On College Stance By Leigh Ann Caldwell (CBS News) On CBS News' "Face the Nation," New Jersey governor Chris Christie had some harsh words for Rick Santorum over statements he made about higher education. Christie said the former Pennsylvania Senator went "over the line." Christie was asked by host Bob Schieffer about Santorum dissing President Obama for encouraging a college education. "President Obama once said he wants everybody in America to go to college - what a snob!" Santorum said in Troy, Michigan Saturday. "I think that's probably over the line," Christie told Schieffer:...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Matthews: Romney’s ridicule of Gingrich will ‘reap trouble’ for him

    02/19/2012 11:14:44 PM PST · by VinL · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2-1-12 | Matthews
    A thousand injuries I suffered Fortunato. But when he turned to insult, I vowed revenge." Those are the opening words to Edgar Allen Poe's short story – “The Cask of Amontillado” – ... For a case of real-life of revenge in real-life American history, think of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Burr and Hamilton held a duel that led to the death of Hamilton, (who) had said something to someone about Burr being "despicable." Newt Gingrich has a deep and abiding case against Mitt Romney. Romney has spent millions with the single purpose of destroying Gingrich as a candidate. Oh,...
  • Santorum wins Straw Poll in Advance of Georgia Rally (Santorum 40% Gingrich 27% Romney 5%)

    02/19/2012 2:50:49 PM PST · by parksstp · 171 replies
    Examiner ^ | 02-19-2012 | Mike Delrio
    A day before a campaign rally in Georgia, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum won a suburban Atlanta straw poll with 40-percent of the vote. The straw poll was conducted Saturday, Feb. 18 by the Coweta County GOP. Continue reading on Examiner.com Santorum wins straw poll in advance of Georgia rally - Atlanta Political Buzz | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/political-buzz-in-atlanta/santorum-wins-straw-poll-advance-of-georgia-rally#ixzz1mrzjmeiA
  • 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,...
  • Turnout Proves That Mitt Really Did Scorch the Earth

    02/09/2012 2:32:12 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/9/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    The real story of the three results from Tuesday night is not that Rick Santorum picked up some wins -- though that is big. No, the real story is that three states held votes and nobody came. Almost nobody, that is. Consider that the total turnout for Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota combined was barely over half of the turnout of South Carolina alone and -- worse yet -- barely over half the turnout for the same three states in 2008.
  • Romneys Economic advisor's link to Columbia and Obama

    02/06/2012 3:13:19 PM PST · by omega4179 · 7 replies
    CNBC ^ | 2/6/12 | CNBC
    Refinancing mortgages... a plan pushed by Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia business school, also a top economic advisor to GOP hopeful Mitt Romney.
  • Medved: Mitt Romney Should Learn a Lesson from Teddy Kennedy (Assumes he's already GOP nominee)

    02/04/2012 5:15:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | February 3, 2012 | Michael Medved
    As his formidable campaign marches inexorably toward the nomination, Mitt Romney should learn a vital lesson from the guy who beat him in his first race for public office: Sen. Ted Kennedy. In 1980, Teddy lost his own bid for the presidency because he couldn’t answer a simple question about why he wanted the job. Like Kennedy, Romney could undermine his confident drive to unseat a stumbling incumbent unless he prepares clear, concise, and forceful responses on what he means to do with the office he seeks. Near the end of the disastrous Jimmy Carter administration, most analysts expected an...
  • Romney Is Kerry. Or Maybe Gore.

    02/04/2012 5:08:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jacob Weisberg
    He’s too handsome, too rich, and too pompous to win the hearts of ordinary Americans.Republicans are doing something quite strange at the moment. They are in the process of choosing a candidate whom hardly any of them actually likes. Though Mitt Romney won the Florida primary handily yesterday, rumbles of dissatisfaction with him continue.* Romney isn’t so much winning the Republican nomination as having it default to him for lack of any compelling alternative. The case for voting for Romney goes as follows: Of the Republican presidential candidates, he is the only one with any real chance of defeating President...
  • Mitt Romney: "I'm not concerned about the very poor."

    02/01/2012 8:41:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 103 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | February 1, 2012 | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Fresh off his big win in Florida Tuesday night, Mitt Romney made the most stunningly stupid remark of his campaign. “I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there,” Romney said in an interview with CNN's Soledad O'Brien this morning. “If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich, they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of the America, the 90 percent, 95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling.” "There are lots of very poor Americans who are struggling who would say, 'That sounds odd,'" O'Brien...
  • Mitt's Scorched Earth Win

    02/01/2012 6:03:11 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 63 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/1/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    While Mitt Romney may have taken a step closer to the nomination Tuesday in Florida, the scorched earth he leaves behind tells me he took a few steps further away from the White House -- and what's more, he knows it.
  • Romney is winning his battles, but losing our war

    01/28/2012 4:55:54 PM PST · by georgiagirl_pam · 25 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | January 28, 2012 | William A. Jacobson
    If you asked me even a couple of weeks ago whether the Republican Party could heal from the wounds of this election cycle in time to unite against Obama, I would have said ”Yes.” I’m not so sure anymore. After the South Carolina primary the Republican establishment, and media supporters like Matt Drudge, launched Scorched Earth II on Newt, while pro-Romney pundits like Ann Coulter heaped scorn on the conservative and Tea Party voters who sided with Newt. It may just be “not-beanbag” to the Romney campaign and its supporters, but people hear them loud and clear. Two lines of...
  • Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare

    01/28/2012 1:22:19 AM PST · by OPS4 · 55 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 1/26/12 | Michelle Malkin
    The Beacon Hill Institute study found that, on average, Romneycare: •    cost the Bay State 18,313 jobs; •    drove up total health insurance costs in Massachusetts by $4.311 billion; •    slowed the growth of disposable income per person by $376; and •    reduced investment in Massachusetts by $25.06 million. And remember that RomneyCare relied on FedGovCare as a sturdy crutch: “He also noted the state’s health-care costs have been heavily subsidized by billions of dollars in federal aid through a Medicaid waiver program.”
  • GOP debate: Romney: Healthcare ‘not worth getting angry about’

    01/27/2012 3:44:21 AM PST · by w4women · 46 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | January 26, 2012 | Joshua Altman
    Under attack for his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney tried to downplay the issue. Responding to attacks over his healthcare plan in Massachusetts, former Gov. Mitt Romney said the plan is “not worth getting angry about” in Thursday’s Republican debate. Former Sen. Rick Santorum (Penn.) hit Romney over a plan that has many similarities to President Obama’s Affordable Care Act, often refered to by Republicans as "Obamacare." RELATED ARTICLES Santorum hits Romney on healthcare
  • Gingrich Rips Romney, Setting Stage for Debate Fireworks

    01/26/2012 3:51:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 26, 2012 | Erin McPike
    MOUNT DORA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich trained his full arsenal of weaponry on Mitt Romney at a rally here Thursday morning, charging that his opponent wouldn't stand up to President Obama in a general election and questioning his commitment to the GOP. It was the harshest critique Gingrich has leveled to date and may be a reflection of his slackened showing in the polls. It also underscored Gingrich's strategy of capitalizing on the free media and momentum he tends to capture in debates; tonight CNN is hosting the final debate before Florida voters render their judgment on Tuesday, and the...
  • Mike Reagan, Rush Limbaugh Blast Romney

    01/26/2012 2:54:10 PM PST · by Raebie · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 1/26/2012 | Jim Meyers
    Ronald Reagan’s eldest son Mike Reagan has issued a statement lambasting Mitt Romney and his supporters for claims that Romney’s Republican presidential rival Newt Gingrich was a strong critic of President Reagan. Reagan says such claims are false. Even Rush Limbaugh, shocked by the Romney claims, chimed on his Thursday radio broadcast to say "This is obviously a coordinated attack to take Newt out here in Florida." Rush slammed the Romney-backed smear campaign against Newt. “That kind of stuff is why people hate Romney so much," Limbaugh said. Limbaugh added that Newt has always been a conservative from his early...
  • Romney blasts Gingrich over attacks on debate moderators, news media

    01/25/2012 8:58:10 AM PST · by Thane_Banquo · 140 replies · 7+ views
    The Hill ^ | 1/25/2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney attacked his GOP presidential rival Newt Gingrich over what has to date been one of Gingrich’s most effective debate methods — going after the moderators and the media for questions he deems inappropriate. “It’s very easy to talk down a moderator,” Romney said Wednesday on Fox News. “The moderator asks a question and then has to sit by and take whatever you send to them. And Speaker Gingrich has been wonderful at attacking the moderators and attacking the media.”
  • Romney: U.S. economy ‘getting better’ under Obama

    01/23/2012 2:20:24 PM PST · by Qbert · 147 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | January 23, 2012 | Steve Benen (left-wing blogger)
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday and argued that President Obama’s policies “have actually made our economy worse.” Then he said it again. And again. All told, the House Republican repeated the claim five times in one interview (and in each instance, host Chris Wallace offered no pushback whatsoever). For those who care about reality, Boehner’s claim isn’t true. Since the president took office, every aspect of the American economy — job creation, economic growth, manufacturing, the stock market, etc. — has improved considerably. Repeating a lie five times doesn’t make it true. But what...
  • Romney Campaign Run by Charlie Crist’s Political Aides

    01/23/2012 1:25:44 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 23, 2012 | Andrew Henry
    As Mitt Romney puts the South Carolina primary in his rear-view mirror and hits the accelerator in a bid to win Florida, he may discover himself crashing headlong into the bitter legacy of Charlie Crist, the former Florida governor who defected from the GOP and was soundly defeated for the U.S. Senate by Marco Rubio. Romney’s “Charlie Crist” problem is this: Romney’s chief campaign strategist and several of his most senior campaign staff were Crist’s top political advisers — the same ones who crafted Crist’s moderate, ignore-the-tea-party strategy epitomized in Crist’s famous “hug” of President Barack Obama. That strategy led...
  • Romney Out With Biting Ad Against Gingrich

    01/23/2012 12:20:54 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 61 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 10-23-11 | CNN's Ashley Killough
    (CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign released a blistering new Florida television ad against Newt Gingrich on Monday, eight days before the Sunshine State's presidential primary. "If Newt wins, this guy would be very happy," the ad's narrator says, as a photo of a smiling President Barack Obama appears on screen. The 30-second commercial, "Florida Families," is set to air statewide in Florida. In a part of the country that saw large amounts of home foreclosures, the ad particularly strikes Gingrich over his time as a consultant at mortgage giant Freddie Mac. "While Florida families lost everything in the housing crisis,...
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 4:33:13 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 122 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | January 22, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    One of the things fellow Republicans and political observers have never liked about Mitt Romney is the wholesome piety he exhibits on the stump, while his hacks and PACs engage in some of the ugliest politics around. He can flash that plastic smile and pretend all he wants, but people know the cold fish doesn't shy away from the politics of personal destruction. If anything, his campaigns embrace it more than most, while feigning ignorance and pretending otherwise himself.This is why so many people in the GOP have come to dislike Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney backer and New Jersey Gov....
  • Romney Delivers a Low Blow to Gingrich

    01/18/2012 10:08:13 AM PST · by Red Steel · 17 replies
    wsj ^ | January 18, 2012, 12:39 PM
    GOP front-runner Mitt Romney struck an especially low blow at Newt Gingrich in South Carolina Tuesday: He compared the former speaker to Al Gore. Speaking at a rally at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C., the GOP front-runner derided Mr. Gingrich’s claim during a debate Monday night that he had a hand in the creation of millions of jobs during Ronald Reagan’s presidency. Mr. Romney noted that Mr. Gingrich was only in his second term in the House when Mr. Reagan became president, and argued that the private sector, not government, is responsible for job creation.
  • Mitt Romney Responds To Newt Gingrich Calling Him A Liar: ‘I Don’t Know Why He’s So Angry’

    01/17/2012 12:33:39 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 2:29 pm, January 3rd, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    On her show today, radio host Laura Ingraham gave Mitt Romney an opportunity to respond to comments made by rival candidate Newt Gingrich this morning on the CBS Early Show. Gingrich, you’ll recall, referred to the former governor as a “liar” and a “Massachusetts moderate” rather than a true conservative. RELATED: Newt Gingrich: Mitt Romney Is A Liar, ‘Massachusetts Moderate’Mitt Romney’s response was pretty much classic Mitt Romney: “Well, I don’t know why he’s so angry.”“Well,” said Ingraham, “he’s angry because he sees himself lacerated in commercial after commercial and he gets a 98.6 percent pro-life voting record yet, you...
  • Five Ways Conservatives Will Have to Sell Their Souls if Romney Wins

    01/17/2012 4:35:34 AM PST · by Kaslin · 80 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 17, 2012 | John Hawkins
    If you were trying to come up with the atrocious candidate imaginable to go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama in 2012, you couldn't do much worse than Mitt Romney. He was an unpopular, moderate Governor who has lost 2 out of the 3 major elections he's run in and whose signature issue, Romneycare, was an enormous failure. Moreover, he's so uninspiring that he makes Bob Dole look like Ronald Reagan and that's before you consider that his incessant flip-flopping that makes it impossible to really know where he stands on any issue. Romney's candidacy also runs counter to almost every political...
  • Mitt Romney not a natural-born citizen?

    01/16/2012 11:28:00 PM PST · by Seizethecarp · 33 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | January 16, 2012 | Jerome R. Corsi
    In 1968, when he decided to run for president, the only serious debate at the time was whether George W. Romney was a natural-born citizen under Article 2, Section 1, not whether or not he was a U.S. citizen. Mitt Romney, then, was born on March 12, 1947, in Detroit, Mich., to two U.S. citizen parents – George W. Romney and Lenore Emily LaFount; LaFount was a U.S. citizen, born on Nov. 9, 1908, in Logan, Utah. Interestingly, LaFount, even though she was a U.S. citizen under the 14th Amendment because she was born in the United States and considered...
  • Romney's Former Firm Bain Advised Obama on Auto Bailout

    01/12/2012 8:39:31 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 20 replies
    CNBC ^ | 1-12-2012 | Eamon Javers
    Mitt Romney told CNBC Wednesday that he’s happy to have a debate about private equity alleged role in killing American jobs — because President Obama also forced companies to shed jobs at car dealerships during the auto bailout. So it is somewhat ironic that Romney’s former firm, Bain & Company, was among the private consulting firms that advised the Obama auto bailout team. And what did Bain recommend? Cutting dealerships. Romney’s ties to Bain Capital and its predecessor firm Bain & Company have come under scrutiny in recent days as his GOP rivals accuse him of “vulture capitalism” that made...
  • Romney likens work at Bain Capital to Obama’s auto industry bailout

    01/11/2012 7:40:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 113 replies · 6+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/12 | Jonathan Easley
    On the heels of his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney took the attacks on his private sector record used by GOP rivals and turned them against President Obama. Romney’s critics have accused him of destroying jobs in order to increase profits for his investment firm, Bain Capital, but speaking Wednesday on CBS, Romney said that what he did was no different from the Obama administration’s auto industry bailouts. “In the general election I’ll be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler – closed factories, closed dealerships laid off thousands and...
  • A 'Referendum' on Romney

    01/10/2012 4:46:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 10, 2012 | Jeff Jacoby
    Mitt Romney has been thought for months to have the New Hampshire primary in the bag. But one vote he didn't have locked up until Wednesday was that of Steve Rowe, a Vietnam-era veteran who spent much of the 1970s aboard the USS Saratoga, a US Navy supercarrier. Like a lot of New Hampshire residents, Rowe headed into the final week before the presidential primary still unsure whom to support. It was only the endorsement of another Navy vet -- US Senator John McCain, the GOP's 2008 presidential nominee -- that moved Rowe into the Romney camp.Rowe showed up early...
  • Romney leads by double digits in Florida (oh no!) Mitt 36 Newt 24 RickS 16

    01/09/2012 6:03:16 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 191 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 9th | Daniel Strauss
    According to the Quinnipiac Poll released Monday, Romney leads the field among Florida Republicans with 36 percent of the vote, followed by Newt Gingrich with 24 percent, then Rick Santorum at 16 percent. Behind them, Ron Paul has the support of 10 percent of Florida Republicans, Rick Perry has five and Jon Huntsman trails with two percent. The poll also found that 54 percent of Florida Republicans say they could change their minds in the coming weeks.
  • Romney: 'I'm independent of Wall Street' ('cept for those other guys)

    01/08/2012 9:07:11 PM PST · by STARWISE · 12 replies
    CNN ^ | 1-6-12 | Gregory Wallace
    Mitt Romney sought on Friday to dispel any notion he is undesirably close to Wall Street, but said his business experience prepares him better than his rivals to be president. "I'm independent of Wall Street," the former Massachusetts governor told Bloomberg Television's Peter Cook in an interview. "By the way, I haven't ever worked on Wall Street. They were service providers to the business I was in, I was not in a Wall Street firm, although I was in financial services broadly."
  • Natural Born Citizen Issue (vanity)

    01/07/2012 2:44:54 PM PST · by blueyon · 83 replies · 1+ views
    1/07/2012 | Blueyon
    Need Freeper Imput. I read that Romneys Dad was not born in America...........confirmed it in Wikipedia. Question, if Romney is elected to run as the GOP canidate, how is it any different then Obama's eligibility issue every one asks about?
  • A Mitt Romney Nomination will guarantee a GOP schism

    12/29/2011 7:32:45 PM PST · by publius321 · 125 replies · 1+ views
    8 Minute YouTube Video ^ | December 29, 2011 | Scott Ryan or Scott Anderson via Dr. Armitage
    A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for GOP destruction and the rise of a third party. Who can unite conservatives? (Video commentary)
  • Romney: $40 Would Make a ‘Substantial Difference’ to American Families (Romney covers for Zero)

    12/23/2011 12:08:47 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 67 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-12-22 | Emily Friedman
    LANCASTER, N.H. – Mitt Romney today said that the $40 many Americans would lose if the payroll tax holiday isn’t extended would make a “very substantial difference” to those who would be without it. “It’ll be the difference between having a meal that includes meat or just Hamburger Helper,” said Romney in an interview with ABC News’ John Berman aboard his new campaign bus in northern New Hampshire. “It could be the difference between being able to take your family to McDonald’s at the end of the week. It means the difference between being able to go to a movie...
  • Romney doubles down on argument that state health mandate is 'conservative'

    12/21/2011 4:19:21 PM PST · by mojito · 63 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | 12/21/2011 | Julian Pecquet
    Requiring people to have health insurance is "conservative," GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told MSNBC on Wednesday, but only if states do it. The argument aims to improve Romney's appeal to Republican voters concerned about the healthcare reform plan he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts in 2006. The Massachusetts law contains an individual mandate similar to the one in President Obama's healthcare law, which conservatives despise. "Personal responsibility," Romney said, "is more conservative in my view than something being given out for free by government."
  • Romney Proposes National ID Card (Police State Alert)

    12/20/2011 9:22:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 81 replies
    The New American ^ | 2011-12-19 | Joe Wolverton
    Mitt Romney has a plan. A plan to solve the “immigration problem.” And it will come as no surprise to those following the GOP presidential debates that the answer of Romney — the former Governor of Massachusetts and father of the “individual mandate” — is more government. At last week’s debate, Romney announced his idea for dealing with the more than 11 million illegal immigrants currently living in the United States in defiance of applicable federal and state laws. On stage in Sioux City, Romney laid out for Republicans his plan for a national identification card system to distinguish between...
  • Romney on ‘O’Reilly’: Obama is not a socialist

    12/20/2011 3:58:58 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 189 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 2011-12-20 | Erik Wemple
    <p>O’Reilly: Is he a socialist?</p> <p>Romney: You know, I prefer to use the term that he’s just over his head.</p> <p>O’Reilly: Yeah, but you got to look at his economic plan. An economic plan that’s top down, federal leadership, getting us out of the recession--- he spent trillions of dollars on that. And people say, Listen, the guy’s a socialist — it’s class warfare that’s what he’s gonna wage against you if you get the nomination: You’re a rich guy, you’re out of touch. Is he a socialist?</p>
  • Eligibility Check: Romney vs. Gingrich

    12/18/2011 7:53:10 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 14 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | December 18, 2011 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    Caveat Suffragator – Let the voter beware.- By: Larry Walker, Jr. -When measuring the top GOP contenders in terms of eligibility under the U.S. Constitution, if I had to choose between the two, I have to admit that I am more inclined towards Gingrich than Romney. Like Mitt Romney, I too was born in Detroit, Michigan, but that’s where the similarities end. My parents and grandparents were all born in the State of Georgia, while Romney’s father was born in Mexico.In contrast, Gingrich’s parents and grandparents, like himself, were all born in the State of Pennsylvania. So when it comes...
  • Gingrich: I'm not perfect, yet better than Romney

    11/28/2011 2:38:22 PM PST · by SmithL · 19 replies
    AP via SFGate ^ | 11/28/11 | PHILIP ELLIOTT, Associated Press
    Presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he isn't the perfect candidate but adds that he is, in his words, "a lot more conservative than Mitt Romney."
  • Romney bets he can win Iowa without support from social conservatives

    11/23/2011 6:24:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-23 | Niall Stanage
    After months of uncertainty, Mitt Romney has decided to roll the dice and go for a win in the Iowa caucus. But the former governor is betting that he can triumph in the state without any significant support from social conservatives — normally a vital voting bloc — and is making no real effort to win them over.
  • Romney: Individual Mandate ‘Was a Conservative Concept’ (Romney smears conservatives)

    11/23/2011 4:42:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-21 | Katrina Trinko
    In a testy debate exchange last month, Mitt Romney reminded Newt Gingrich that he had backed the individual mandate previously. Now, with Gingrich surging in the polls to frontrunner status, Romney is reminding the electorate about Gingrich’s record on health-care. “Don’t forget, this health care plan was something we learned about from the Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank,” Romney said on Fox News Channel’s Hannity in an interview to be aired tonight. “Even Newt Gingrich supported the idea of an individual mandate, insisting on personal responsibility.” “Now, what we did isn’t perfect,” Romney added. “Some parts of it worked,...
  • Romney under fire for immigration remarks (Flip Romney loves illegals too)

    11/23/2011 11:48:17 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 71 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2011-11-23 | Sam Youngman & Lily Kuo
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney was accused on Wednesday of flip-flopping for comments he made in 2007 indicating he was open to a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. Romney's remarks, made on NBC's "Meet the Press" when he was a candidate for president, were circulated by rival Newt Gingrich's campaign the day after the former Speaker of the House of Representatives came under similar fire for suggesting during a debate Tuesday night that he was in favor of such a pathway for immigrants. Opponents of a pathway, a large swath of the early-voting Republican electorate, have...
  • Poll: Gingrich Holds 13 Point Lead In Iowa [32% say will go third-party if Romney wins]

    11/18/2011 4:37:50 PM PST · by Colofornian · 192 replies
    Talkradionews.com ^ | Nov. 18, 2011
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich leads the GOP field in Iowa according to a new poll, holding a double digit lead over former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. In a new Rasmussen Reports poll, Gingrich holds 32 percent among likely caucus goers. Mitt Romney comes in with 19 percent and businessman Herman Cain holds 13 percent. Ron Paul received 10 percent support but no other candidate broke double digits. The poll also found that although 77 percent of respondents said they would vote for any GOP candidate who received the nomination, 32 percent said that they would consider a third-party candidate...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

    11/17/2011 3:56:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-17 | Katrina Trinko
    Don’t expect Mitt Romney to backtrack on his Massachusetts health-care plan at any point this election cycle. “I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the healthcare plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and if I want to encourage my political future, I should say it was a mistake and walk away from it,” Romney told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto in an interview set to air later tonight. “You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and...
  • Romney asks Patrick aides for copies of communication with Obama officials

    11/17/2011 1:49:22 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 7 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 11/17/2011 | Matt Viser
    ....Patrick, a Democrat, is a close friend and supporter of President Obama, and is expected to play a prominent role in his reelection campaign. “As you know, state law strictly prohibits you and your staff from using public resources for political campaign purposes,” reads a letter sent this afternoon by Matt Rhoades, Romney’s campaign manager. “Under state law, a public employee may not provide services to a candidate or campaign during his or her work hours.” “Nonetheless, it is evident that your office has become an opposition research arm of the Obama reelection campaign,” the letter added, citing Reilly’s comments...
  • Mitt Romney's hostile takeover of the right

    11/16/2011 4:58:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-16 | Brent Budowsky
    For Mitt Romney this is like the good old days at Bain Capital, except this time his takeover involves not another company but the Republican Party. In fact, Romney is seeking a hostile takeover of the conservative movement, methodically moving to take over Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and finally Newt Gingrich. Conservatives might remember what Romney did after he took over companies. You did not want to be a worker in a firm Romney took over. He liked layoffs. I now expect Romney to move fast to the right for a few weeks while...
  • Smear Machine Shifts to Newt

    11/16/2011 3:51:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 111 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 16, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: You know how you can tell that Newt Gingrich is at the top of the slate? You don't need polling data; you just need to look at the media coverage. You just need to look at the media coverage. You move on to the Republican primaries, Newt is rising so fast in the polls that the media is trying to tie him to Freddie Mac. They love Freddie Mac. They've bailed out Freddie Mac. They've done everything they can to keep Freddie Mac going. Executives at Freddie Mac are gonna be paid a hundred million dollars in...