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  • Romney Loyalists Hyping Comeback: 'Republicans Are Dying to Be Associated with Him'

    08/03/2014 6:36:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 203 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | August 3, 2014 | Tony Lee
    Mitt Romney loyalists are trying to gin up the narrative that Republicans just can't get enough of Romney.“Democrats don’t want to be associated with Barack Obama right now, but Republicans are dying to be associated with Mitt Romney,” Spencer Zwick, "a longtime Romney confidant who chaired his national finance council," claimed to the Washington Post. The Chamber of Commerce, which has vowed to wage war on the Tea Party and push through amnesty legislation, glowingly praised Romney, alleging he would be in a "commanding position" if he entered the 2016 race. Romney is reportedly set to make trips to West...
  • Inevitable: Rich GOP donors warn Christie that their first loyalty is to Jeb Bush

    05/02/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Can we really call it “news” if it’s something that everyone already knows? Imagine if all the tea-party energy of the past five years ends up in another Bush coronation in 2016. I don’t know if the party would fracture. But it should. In private conversations that are now seeping into public view, some of them are signaling to Mr. Christie’s camp that, should Mr. Bush enter the race, their first loyalty would be to him, not to Mr. Christie, according to interviews with more than two dozen of them… The family name, [Barry Wynn] said, remains a powerful draw....
  • Billionaire Who Made Mitt Romney’s Campaign Now Joins Soros to Target Evangelicals

    09/01/2013 8:16:07 PM PDT · by Mortrey · 22 replies
    So beware Christians: the Grand Old establishment has long since used you as a political tool, but now sees you as so gullible, pliable, and dumb that it can openly join forces with the left when it so desires and move you right along as well.
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • RNC Convention Speakers Feature Rice, Martinez, Haley in Star-Studded Lineup

    08/06/2012 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Sounds like fun already ... the Tampa Bay Times released the names of some of the speakers slated for the RNC convention in Tampa later this month, and it looks to be a promising lineup. The Times reported that, as of now, it's unclear where these speakers are slotted, and the rest of the lineup--including the keynote speaker--remains unknown. Names so far include conservative powerhouses New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is also speaking. Here's a portion of the Times report: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary...
  • Republicans urge Romney to get more aggressive

    07/25/2012 6:10:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/2012 | Hayley Peterson
    In a campaign in which candidate gaffes have helped fuel a relentless barrage of attack ads on both sides, President Obama has been far quicker than Republican challenger Mitt Romney to jump to his own defense. Obama's rapid-response effort -- in which any criticism of the candidate is swiftly rebutted in the media -- has so far proven far more reliable and effective than Romney's and that's starting to concern some Republicans. Romney had been scoring points against Obama by mocking the president's claim to business owners that "you didn't build that." So the president responded with an ad of...
  • "Now we know"

    07/15/2012 3:56:29 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 87 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 7-16-2012 | Peter Boyer
    Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? Jul 16, 2012 1:00 AM EDT Mitt still hasn’t invited Sarah to the GOP’s nomination assembly in Tampa, and the Tea Party is livid. Peter J. Boyer on how the snub could sabotage Romney’s tenuous ties to the grassroots—and why Palin is keeping the week open, just in case.
  • Romney makes midcourse communications correction (Re-hires anti-Palin smear peddler Kevin Madden)

    07/07/2012 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 161 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/7/12 | Norah O'Donnell
    In a sign that Mitt Romney's campaign team plans to adjust following growing criticism from fellow Republicans, CBS News has learned that Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden will soon be taking on a larger and more visible role within the campaign. Sources tell CBS News that Madden will be spending more time on the road with Romney and is likely to become a more public presence as a TV spokesperson for the candidate. He will hit the road with Romney next week, following Romney's New Hampshire vacation. This move to make Madden a more public face of the campaign...
  • The Truth. It Hurts. (We are being played by Republicans)

    07/03/2012 1:00:27 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 11 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/3/12
    Mitch McConnell is in the headlines again for saying the odds are against those wanting repeal of Obamacare. “[I]t’s a lot harder to undo something than it is to stop it in the first place,” he said in part. For once, let’s give McConnell the benefit of the doubt and suggest he is talking about the present Congress, not the next Congress, though in actual context he seems to mean both. Let’s be charitable. The truth is, I don’t expect Republicans in Congress to be fully committed to repeal next year even if they have Mitt Romney in the White...
  • Wealthy Conservatives Working to Unseat Obama, Take Back Senate

    06/30/2012 11:32:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson announced his intention on Friday to give $10 million to political action committees controlled by Charles and David Koch who in turn are themselves giving substantial sums to unseat President Obama and turn control of the Senate back to the Republican Party. Adelson's intentions are to give upwards of $100 million in support of conservative causes. He explained: What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we've been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the...
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Sarah Palin: Repealing Obamacare should be Romney's first priority as president

    06/30/2012 11:19:16 PM PDT · by Innovative · 53 replies
    The Capitol Column ^ | July 1, 2012 | The Capitol Column
    During her appearance on Fox News, Palin added that she expects presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney to make good on his promise to repeal Obamacare if he elected in November. "First on the list of priorities must be repealing and replacing Obamacare with something that makes more sense," she said. Earlier that day Romney had slammed the Supreme Court ruling, re-affirming his promise to help repeal the health care law as president. "Obamacare raises taxes on the American people by approximately $500 billion. Obamacare cuts Medicare - cuts Medicare by approximately $500 billion. And even with those cuts and...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Romney adviser: Sarah Palin ‘poisoned the well’ (Updated)

    06/19/2012 4:27:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 82 replies
    The Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 6-19-2012 | Josh Painter
    An article by Michael O'Brien on MSNBC's First Read this morning quotes an "informal" advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign as saying that the presidential candidate is not likely to choose a woman as his running mate because Sarah Palin "poisoned the well" for women, with the possible exception of New Hampshire freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Delegates Heading to Tampa Sue the GOP

    06/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The GUardian Express ^ | June 15, 2012 | Randy Rose
    The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California demands the delegates be freed to "vote their conscience" for presidential nominee at the party's August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being "bound" to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures. Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit which would bring the total to 160 Delegates. Yet striking down party rules that bind candidates to vote in accordance with the primary...
  • Mark Levin: We’re gonna have to work really really hard to drag Romney to the right

    06/04/2012 4:54:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 51 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Monday June 4, 2012
    Mark Levin is now insisting that Romney reveal his plans on how he wants to replace Obamacare and fix the other entitlement programs like Social Security, Medicare, etc. He understand that there may be strategic reasons for keeping it quiet, but considering the fact that Romney is making some very liberal appointments to his team including his transition team appointment Mike Leavitt, a guy who has been pushing for health care exchanges in the states, Levin feels its high time for Romney to explain to the American people what we should expect from a Romney presidency in terms of repealing/replacing...
  • Mitt transition pick a red flag for conservatives

    06/04/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday June 4, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Over the weekend, Politico broke the news that Mitt Romney had tapped Mike Leavitt, the former Utah Governor and HHS Secretary under George W. Bush, to lead the transition effort should Romney win the presidency. This is a very worrisome signal to conservatives holding out hope that Romney will live up to his promises to fight for limited government if elected. As Ben Domenech details, Leavitt is one of the few Republicans who has been actively campaigning for governors to implement Obamacare’s health care exchanges at the state level. [....] Leavitt has shown time and again that he is to...
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Bruce Willis calls Mitt Romney an 'embarrassment,' report says

    05/27/2012 10:29:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2012 | Fox News
    Bruce Willis calls Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney an "embarrassment" in a new interview with Esquire magazine and says he doesn't care which side wins in November. "Yeah, Romney. He's just such a disappointment, an embarrassment," Willis told the magazine. "Chin up, hair up. He's just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he's going to change everything and he'll get in there, and they'll smile at him and introduce themselves: 'We're Congress, we make sure nothing changes,'" Willis went on. "He won't do it. He can't. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he...
  • Freshman Republicans Switch from Tea to Kool Aid

    05/18/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 97 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ted DeHaven
    This week the Club for Growth released a study of votes cast in 2011 by the 87 Republicans elected to the House in November 2010. The Club found that “In many cases, the rhetoric of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen simply didn’t match their records.” Particularly disconcerting is the fact that so many GOP newcomers cast votes against spending cuts. The study comes on the heels of three telling votes taken last week in the House that should have been slam-dunks for members who possess the slightest regard for limited government and free markets. Alas, only 26 of the 87...
  • Bain Capital hires hint Romney's VP pick might be a mini-Mitt

    04/25/2012 3:16:05 AM PDT · by markomalley · 12 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/25/12 | Peter Schroeder
    Mitt Romney is on the hunt for a vice presidential candidate, and if his years running Bain Capital are any indication, he might be looking for a version of himself. In his roughly 25 years at Bain, Romney tended to hire mini-Mitts — smart, ambitious, clean-cut and a little awkward, according to those who dealt closely with the men. Romney built the private equity firm, a spinoff of the consulting firm Bain & Co., from the ground up in the mid-1980s, bringing on several people who would help him turn it into an investment giant. “First-rate brain power, first-rate analytical...
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • We're All in Trouble

    04/11/2012 4:12:31 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 94 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Now we will put to the test what was always an odd claim, namely that Mitt Romney is well positioned and well equipped to defeat Barack Obama this fall. This is a man who lost by 17 points to an incredibly weakened Ted Kennedy (people forget how vulnerable Kennedy was that year) in one of the most pro-Republican years in history, 1994 (the same year in which Rick Santorum won yet another upset victory); a man who would have been handily defeated if he had run for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2006; and a man who could barely...
  • George Soros Wants Mitt Romney

    04/04/2012 4:10:46 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 92 replies
    Spooky guy George Soros, gave his endorsement to none other than Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination. The reason why George Soros chose Romney is as he says, there isn't a bit of difference between liberal...uh hem.... moderate Republican Mitt Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. George Soros admits that he is a useful idiot for Leninism. For those of you that are not familiar with the term useful idiot; it is a person that undermines a capitalist society to further along a communist take over. Once the revolutionary communists come in behind the subversive ideology of the useful idiots,...
  • Romney Big Gaffe Is TARP, not Etch-a-Sketch

    03/24/2012 3:28:15 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 03/24/2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Governor Romney’s campaign is catching some flak because a top aide implied that many of the candidate’s positions have been insincere and that Romney will erase those views (like an Etch-a-Sketch) and return to his statist roots as the general election begins. I’m surprised that anyone’s surprised. Hasn’t anybody been paying attention to his comments and track record on issues such as the value-added tax, healthcare, Social Security reform, budget savings, ethanol subsidies, Keynesian economics, and the minimum wage? In any event, people should be more agitated by his recent defense of the corrupt TARP bailouts. [...] This is going...
  • Top Romney adviser: Mitt will erase his conservative positions once he’s the nominee

    03/21/2012 8:42:55 AM PDT · by Fred · 197 replies · 1+ views
    WaPo ^ | 032112 | Greg Sargent
    Think Progress flags an amazing exchange on CNN, in which Eric Fehrnstrom, a top adviser to Mitt Romney, seems to confirm that the conservative positions Romney has been forced to take during the primary won’t be a big deal because he can simply erase them once he becomes the GOP nominee: HOST: Is there a concern that Santorum and Gingrich might force the governor to tack so far to the right it would hurt him with moderate voters in the general election? FEHRNSTROM: Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes. It’s almost like...
  • Mitt’s Rich Predicament

    03/10/2012 3:53:45 PM PST · by delacoert · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | FRANK BRUNI
    MITT ROMNEY may be as close to a walking, talking dollar sign as presidential politics has ever witnessed. If money were made flesh, it would apparently have fair skin, flawless hair and an off-key tropism toward patriotic anthems. I say that only partly because of all of those awkward asides of his, the ones that keep reminding voters, who need no further reminding, that he’s loaded. And I’m not really focused on just how loaded he is. With a personal net worth in the vicinity of $225 million, Romney is no Warren Buffett, no Bill Gates. There have been more...
  • The Nudging of Mitt Romney

    03/08/2012 11:27:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There was a column by Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal (it's some months ago now) and I'll never forget this piece. Henninger writes really brilliant stuff pretty consistently. And in that column some months ago, he made the observation that Mitt Romney, a good guy, was always going to have to be nudged to conservatism; was always gonna have to be nudged to the right as he navigates his way through the Republican primaries. I think Henninger has been borne out; his piece is accurate. Romney has become a better debater. But the real evidence...
  • PPP AZ and MI Tracking Real Time Update: Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona

    02/26/2012 5:33:18 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 55 replies
    No #s yet, just some tidbits: I'd expect Michigan results between 10 and 11 tonight, and Arizona results between midnight and 1 AM (all eastern) Early observations on today's polls: Michigan still pretty close, but Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona. It looks like Romney has banked about a 30 point lead among early voters in Arizona and they're more than half the electorate. From the findings I didn't expect file: Babeu still seen more favorably than not by Arizona Republicans. Santorum's favorability numbers not what they were a week ago- the shine is finally wearing off with...
  • 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: “Michigan’s Trees are Just the Right Height”

    02/18/2012 10:41:52 AM PST · by CASchack · 56 replies
    Spyders Den ^ | 02/17/12 | bhypes
    Mitt Romney, during campaign stops in Michigan yesterday, embraced his Michigan roots for all they’re worth. As he watches his popularity plummet in the state in which he grew up, he seems to be grasping at anything to keep from sinking any further. Romney tried to hit all the right buttons in order to resonate with Michigan voters leading up to their February 28 primary, by making himself one of them again. “I was born and raised here. I love being in Michigan,” Mr. Romney said. ”Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are...
  • 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,...
  • RNC spokesman says chances of brokered convention same as 'space alien attack'

    02/17/2012 3:59:55 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/16/2012 | Kerry Picket
    Although there is much talk among political observers about the possibility of a brokered GOP convention in Tampa, Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer is not buying it. "The last time we had a brokered convention was in the 1940’s, and we’re four contests in that have awarded delegates," Mr. Spicer told me on Wednesday. "We are four weeks and four states into a process. I get that it’s the buzz, but I literally spend as much time worrying if some space alien attack happens."
  • 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...
  • Mitt at a Minimum: A Sign of Romney's Moral Defensiveness [Wall St J Editorial Hammers Romney]

    02/02/2012 11:25:56 PM PST · by Steelfish · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Wall St. J ^ | February 03, 2012
    FEBRUARY 3, 2012 Mitt at a Minimum A Sign of Romney's Moral Defensiveness. Serves us right. Yesterday we tried to defend, or at least explain, Mitt Romney's remark that he didn't worry about the poor because they had the government to help them. Then Mr. Romney tells the world he favors a rising minimum wage indexed for inflation that really would hurt the poor. Mr. Romney reaffirmed his minimum-wage views to reporters as he tried to extricate himself from the controversy over his "poor" remarks. (See "What Mitt Really Meant," Feb. 2.) It was a classic political gotcha moment, and...
  • 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 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'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.
  • 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...
  • A House Divided The divider of the Republican party is its front-runner, Mitt Romney.

    01/05/2012 2:28:50 AM PST · by woofie · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 5, 2012 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    'A house divided against itself cannot stand," is attributed mainly to Newt Gingrich's and Barack Obama's favorite Republican, Abraham Lincoln, but its appeal to unity has been around since the Gospel of Mark. As is its habit, the Republican Party is trying to affirm this eternal truth one more time. Much as it benefits the incumbent president, there is little point in not admitting the obvious: The Republican divider is the party's front-runner, Mitt Romney. This is the one clear message delivered the past half year by the patient people of Iowa. Once all the other top-tier Republican presidential candidates...
  • Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    01/01/2012 10:59:11 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 1, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear Iowa Caucus participants, You have been told for the better part of year now who it is that you must choose. Beltway insiders have insisted upon thrusting establishment candidates upon you. Libertarian anarchists have swopped into your state shouting that you must support Ron Paul, while toking on the marijuana they soon believe President Paul will make legal. You've been openly mocked by Governor John Huntsman from Utah--who ironically seeks your support. Ann Coulter has defied every conservative principal she's ever espoused by trying to brainwash you into thinking that Mitt Romney is the best that you have to...
  • 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...
  • 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 appointed] Boston judge temporarily blocks Occupy removal

    11/16/2011 1:36:13 PM PST · by krysztof68 · 18 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 16 November 2011 | John Zaremba
    <p>A judge handed Occupy Boston a major win today, granting a court order that forbids police to carry out a New York-style clearing of the Dewey Square encampment except in cases that pose a major threat to public safety. Suffolk Superior Court Judge Frances McIntyre issued a temporary restraining order this afternoon, saying Occupiers will allowed to stay camped peacefully opposite South Station until a court hearing for a preliminary injunction Dec. 1. Police are still allowed to clear the park if there is an “outbreak of violence” or a catastrophe such as a fire, she said. “It’s a big victory,” said Occupy Boston member Kristopher Eric Martin. “Not only in Boston, across the country, this is a big victory in the sense our First Amendment rights are going to be heard.” The order does not, however, prevent police from making arrests on the property, part of the state-owned and privately managed Rose Kennedy Greenway. Lawyers for the Occupy Boston requested the restraining order as a pre-emptive move, after police in New York removed protesters and seized tents from Zuccotti Park, the site of the original and figurehead Occupy Wall Street demonstration. Attorneys for the city argued that Occupy Boston’s lawyers jumped the gun; there has been no wholesale clearing of demonstrators to date, and they say the city has no plans to carry out such an operation. “This is a simple matter,” attorney Raquel Webster argued on the city’s behalf. “We should not be here today. It’s premature.”</p>
  • One of Politico’s smear merchants Ken Vogel used to work for George Soros group

    11/01/2011 2:26:05 PM PDT · by opentalk · 4 replies
    Fire Andrea Mitchell ^ | October 31, 2011 | Fire Andrea Mitchell
    One of the authors of Politico’s smear piece on Herman Cain about alleged “inappropriate behavior” in the 1990s was Ken Vogel. If your read any of Vogel’s pieces at Politico they are usual smear articles on either Herman Cain, Sarah Palin, the Tea Party and other conservatives. So it’s only fitting that according to CNSNEWS, Ken Vogel is a George Soros disciple. Vogel used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington. Consider the source: Ken Vogel of Politico used to work for the George Soros-funded Center for Public Integrity in Washington and has been involved...
  • Karl Rove Says Cain’s Finished, Zogby ‘Says He Trounces’ Romney Head-to-Head

    10/31/2011 4:15:18 PM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 93 replies
    Big Government ^ | 10/31/11 | AWR Hawkins
    When Gov. Sarah Palin was deciding whether or not to get into the presidential race, Karl Rove was popping up on Fox News to talk about why her skin was too thin for the job. And when Gov. Rick Perry was thinking about his entrance into the race, Rove was Johnny-on-the-spot with reasons why a Perry candidacy would not be viable either. Now Rove’s moved on to Herman Cain, whose candidacy he’s doing all he can to sink, sidetrack, or On Fox News this past Monday, Rove did his best Mr. Rogers imitation by holding up a small dry-erase board...
  • Is Mitt Romney the GOP’s Michael Dukakis? (Willard May Cost Us Control of the US Senate)

    10/30/2011 3:13:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 10/30/11 | Karl
    The answers are “yes,” quite a bit of “probably not” and a little bit of “maybe so.” George Will’s blistering column about Mitt Romney’s candidacy can be split into two parts. The first part explores a few of Romney’s mryiad flip-flops, straddles and waffles on various issues. Is Will right about Romney being the “pretzel candidate”? Yes. Indeed, on this point, Will did not even scratch the salt off the pretzel. However, it’s the second, shorter conclusion of Will’s column that is getting the buzz in political circles: Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser...
  • Can Romney Kick It Away? (Barf)

    10/30/2011 2:59:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Republican candidates for president have been busy for weeks now, laboring strenuously to give the 2012 nomination to Mitt Romney. And he keeps trying to give it back. The former Massachusetts governor could walk to next year's GOP convention without touching the ground, treading exclusively on the bodies of rivals who have fallen on their faces. He's the equivalent of the Alabama Crimson Tide, playing a schedule heavy on Southeastern Louisiana and Middle Tennessee State. He should be running up the score every week. Instead, he keeps finding ways to keep his opponents in the game. Look at the opposition....