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  • Should I Just Declare the Republican Primary Over and Anoint Mitt Romney?

    02/29/2012 2:58:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Rush ^ | February 29, 2012 | Rush
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm minding my own business yesterday -- (interruption) put a stop to what? What do you mean am I gonna put a stop to the primary? I really don't understand. What do you mean? Oh, no, no, no. It's not time to put a stop to it, anoint anybody and say that we're done. Newt's not getting out. He's gonna stay in through Super Tuesday. That's where he's got all of his money banked. This thing could go on as far as May. Santorum's not going anywhere. Santorum doesn't have a lot of money even now. Romney...
  • Why Mitt Is Desperate to Force Newt Out

    02/06/2012 6:54:24 AM PST · by ak267 · 10 replies
    Mark America ^ | 2-6-2012 | Mark America
    First, he called Adelson to convince him to stop adding financial support of Gingrich via his SuperPAC. When that didn’t work, he piled on some more of his own money, and those who fund the SuperPacs advocating on his behalf or at least slamming his competitors. When that didn’t work, some shills in the press dropped the conspicuous rumor that Newt’s “…hold a press conference after the Nevada Caucus on Saturday, raising new speculation about his future in the race,” implying he would get out Saturday evening. This was solely to try to undermine the vote in Nevada in Romney’s...
  • Mitt Romney: The Man Behind The Perma-Smile Mega-Rich, Mormon, Chilly and Ruthless

    01/30/2012 2:14:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 33 replies
    Guardian(UK) | January 30, 2012 | Ed Pilkington
    Mitt Romney: The Man Behind The Perma-Smile Mega-Rich, Mormon, Chilly and Ruthless – Mitt Romney may emerge as the Republicans' candidate to take on Barack Obama, but he has a good few obstacles to get over first Ed Pilkington 'Well, it's just great to be here!" Mitt Romney says as he bounds on to the stage at a campaign stop in January, just one of hundreds he has made in his epic journey – he hopes – to the White House. It is the first of three rallies he will be packing into a single day, this one held in...
  • Romney tax returns detail funds not identified in ethics forms

    01/26/2012 2:31:30 PM PST · by transducer · 9 replies
    LA Times ^ | January 26, 2012 | Matea Gold and Tom Hamburger
    Some investments listed in Mitt and Ann Romney's 2010 tax returns – including a now-closed Swiss bank account and other funds located overseas – were not explicitly disclosed in the personal financial statement the GOP presidential hopeful filed in August as part of his White House bid. The Romney campaign described the discrepancies as "trivial" but acknowledged Thursday afternoon that they are undergoing an internal review of how the investments were reported and will make "some minor technical amendments" to Romney's financial disclosure that will not alter the overall picture of his finances.... Among the assets omitted is a Swiss...
  • 7 Reasons Voters are Souring on Mitt Romney

    01/25/2012 12:55:40 PM PST · by no dems · 47 replies · 1+ views
    The Week ^ | January 25, 2012 | The Week, Staff
    "The main reason the Republican establishment overwhelmingly favors Mitt Romney over Newt Gingrich is that Romney stands a better chance of beating Barack Obama," says Jonathan Chait at New York. So it's a problem for Romney that "as the campaign goes on, this seems to be growing less true." A new Washington Post/ABC News poll shows that negative views of Romney have "spiked" over the past two weeks, from a net +4 favorability rating (39 positive/34 negative) to a -18 rating (31 positive/49 negative) — very similar to Gingrich's -22 rating (29/51). The shift is most notabe among independents, who...
  • People who destroy hard drives shouldn’t demand records from others (gotcha Mitt)

    01/23/2012 4:13:08 PM PST · by ak267 · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/23/2012 | William A. Jacobson
    Why is he doing this? Is his campaign really that incompetent? Having successfully shut down scrutiny in the primaries (but not the general election) of his Bain record with unfounded cries of “Newt’s attacking capitalism and free markets,” Romney is back to what started it all, the demand that Newt give back the money he lawfully earned through consulting with Freddie Mac. As Morrissey notes, Newt’s campaign already has diffused another line of Romney’s Freddie Mac attack, quickly asking for the release of his consulting contract before the Florida primary. Romney will go on the offensive at tonight’s debate demanding...
  • In Florida, Romney Takes Aim At Resurgent Gingrich [Calls Gingrich "Failed Leader"]

    01/22/2012 6:53:54 PM PST · by Steelfish · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 22, 2012 | Philip Rucker and Amy Gardner,
    In Florida, Romney Takes Aim At Resurgent Gingrich By Philip Rucker and Amy Gardner January 22 ORMOND BEACH, Fla. — Mitt Romney unleashed his harshest personal attack of the campaign on Newt Gingrich here Sunday, saying “it was proven that he was a failed leader” as the former governor pivoted sharply to regain his footing in the wake of Gingrich’s stunning resurgence over the weekend. As the dramatically altered presidential campaign moved to Florida, Republican leaders braced for a long and potentially bitter nominating contest. After upending the campaign in South Carolina with a commanding victory, Gingrich moved quickly to...
  • Romney: Stuff capitalism down Obama's throat

    01/20/2012 7:42:59 AM PST · by theruleshavechanged · 5 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/20/2012 | Charlie Spiering
    "I am someone who believes in free enterprise, I think Adam Smith was right, and we're going to get hit hard by Barack Obama, but we're going to stuff it down his throat that it is capitalism and freedom that makes us strong." Mitt Romney said.
  • The Romney Con

    01/07/2012 4:42:55 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 17 replies
    Youtube ^ | 1/6/2012 | InflationUS
    Don't be conned into nominating Mitt Romney.
  • Santorum says Romney nomination "will destroy this country"

    01/06/2012 5:14:56 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 21 replies
    Mark Levin Show (Youtube Video 1 minute) ^ | January 5th | Santorum via Levin
    Santorum says Romney nomination "will destroy this country"
  • South Carolina Tea Partiers Wish Romney Would Just Go Away

    01/04/2012 4:57:02 PM PST · by TBBT · 28 replies · 1+ views ^ | 1/4/2012 | FRANK JAMES
    Talk with Tea Party leaders here in South Carolina and you quickly realize that the toughest job in the Mitt Romney campaign would be the assignment of doing outreach to these activists. Maybe not a mission impossible, but close. They really want no part of Romney. And there appears to be little he could say or do between now and Jan. 21, the date of the South Carolina primary, to change that. The Massachusetts health law Romney enacted as governor with its individual mandate called Romneycare by critics is just one of several reasons they give for their animus. There...
  • Newt Hits Mitt With Full Page N.H. Ad

    01/03/2012 8:36:03 PM PST · by lbryce · 45 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 3, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    As Matthew Boyle noted, the ad wars for New Hampshire are about to heat up. Here is the full-page Union Leader ad that Mitt Romney can look forward to seeing when he arrives New Hampshire tomorrow…
  • Romney defends conservative credentials, says he was the conservative alternative 4 years ago

    01/03/2012 1:09:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3, 2012
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Looking past Iowa, Mitt Romney defended his conservative credentials Tuesday as he anticipated escalated attacks in New Hampshire and beyond from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. “Perhaps people forget that I ran for president four years ago, you may recall that along with Mike Huckabee I was the conservative alternative to John McCain,” Romney said on Fox News Channel. He was responding to rival Newt Gingrich, who had accused Romney of lying about his moderate record. Romney said Gingrich, who has fallen in polls in the face of negative attack ads by Romney’s allies,...
  • Romney most sensible choice for U.S. Republicans

    01/02/2012 1:14:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    ,QMI Agency ^ | January 02, 2012 | Peter Worthington
    Conventional wisdom is that whoever wins the Iowa caucus has an encouraging boost to get the Republican nomination for president in November’s vote. Never mind that Mike Huckabee crushed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Iowa caucus, and neither went anywhere; in the 2000 caucus George W. Bush easily beat Steve Forbes and went on to win his party’s nomination; or that in 2000 Robert Dole edged Pat Buchanan and both fell by the wayside. So while winning in Iowa is a morale booster it doesn’t mean much, and will quickly be forgotten after New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. This...
  • Romney Would Veto Immigration "Dream" Act [Will This Put Romney Over The Top?]

    01/01/2012 3:10:50 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    YahooNews ^ | January 01, 2012 | Jane Sutton
    Romney Would Veto Immigration "Dream" Act By Jane Sutton … LEMARS, Iowa (Reuters) - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney said on Saturday he would veto a proposal granting U.S. citizenship to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children, a pledge that won hearty applause from Iowa conservatives he hopes to win over. A young woman asked Romney about the bipartisan proposal known as the Dream Act, during an appearance at a crowded restaurant in Le Mars, a conservative Republican stronghold in western Iowa. "The question is if I were elected and Congress were to pass the Dream...
  • Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory

    01/01/2012 3:23:35 PM PST · by Steelfish · 54 replies
    Telegraph(UK) ^ | January 01, 2012 | on Swaine
    US election 2012: Mitt Romney On Course For Historic Double Victory Mitt Romney could strike a decisive early blow in the contest to pick the Republican party’s presidential nominee by becoming the first candidate ever to win both the first two states to vote, opinion polls suggest. By Jon Swaine 01 Jan 2012 The former Massachusetts governor leads the party field both in Iowa, where tomorrow’s caucuses will give the candidates their first test, and in New Hampshire, where voters go to the polls next Tuesday. If successful, Mr Romney would become the first Republican challenger in the modern primary...
  • 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...
  • We will pay the price for giving Romney a free pass

    12/30/2011 8:18:33 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 31 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 12/30/2011 | William Jacobson
    “Why Is No One Attacking Romney?” That’s the question I have been pounding all fall, particularly in the past 6 weeks. It’s also the question asked by Alex Roarty at National Journal:**snip** Think where Romney would be if he had been the recipient of the negative ads in Iowa on the scale directed at Newt:**snip** History tells us where we will be when there is a sustained anti-Romney negative ad campaign. It worked for Ted Kennedy (focusing on Bain) and John McCain (focusing on flip-flops and lack of core conviction). It also started to work over this summer and fall...

    12/27/2011 4:34:03 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 42 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2011 | John Hawkins
    7 Reasons Why Mitt Romney's Electability Is A Myth Dec 27, 2011. by John Hawkins Mitt Romney was a moderate governor in Massachusetts with an unimpressive record of governance, who left office with an approval rating in the thirties, and whose signature achievement was a Hurricane Katrina style disaster for the state. Since that's the case, it's fair to ask what a Republican who's not conservativeand can't even carry his own state brings to the table for GOP primary voters. The answer is always the same; Mitt Romney is supposed to be "the most electable" candidate. This is a baffling...
  • What Is The Stupidest Thing Mitt Romney Has Done?

    12/10/2011 2:32:11 PM PST · by writer33 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    The Right Elective Decisions ^ | 12/09/11 | Chris Davis
    Over the years, Mitt Romney has amassed a wealth of stuidity. We’d like to know what you think is the single stupidest thing he’s ever done. Is it Romneycare, Global Warming, hiring John Sununu or what? As conservatives, what do you say?
  • New Romney ad: Unlike some people, I’ve been happily married to the same woman for years

    12/07/2011 11:18:49 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 72 replies
    Hot Air ^ | DECEMBER 6, 2011 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    The “unlike some people” is merely implied, but this one’s so heavy-handed that he might as well have tacked on a few shots of Newt with his ex-wives framed by a torn “heart” graphic. I’m tempted to say this will do Romney as much harm as good simply because it stinks of desperation driven by Gingrich’s surge, but in truth it probably will help him a bit. For every Iowa political junkie who long ago priced Newt’s personal issues into his stock, there are probably two or three socially conservative caucusgoers who haven’t paid much attention yet and are just...
  • Is The Fate Of Mitt Romney's Presidential Campaign In The Hands Of A Reuters FOIA Request?

    12/05/2011 7:07:59 PM PST · by ph12321 · 22 replies · 1+ views
    ZeroHedge ^ | 12/05/11 | Tyler Durden
    It appears the GOP candidates are dropping like flies: first that one crazy guy, then Cain, and now... Mitt Romney? According to a Boston Globe article, paraphrased by Reuters, the GOP frontrunner (or is that second after Gingrich now: nobody really knows any more), spent $100,000, not of his own money but state funds, to "replace computers in his office at the end of his term as governor of Massachusetts in 2007 as part of an unprecedented effort to keep his records secret. When Romney left the governorship of Massachusetts, 11 of his aides bought the hard drives of their...
  • ‘Down Goes Willard’ (Newt Gingrich storms South Carolina and electrifies voters!)

    11/30/2011 6:56:20 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies · 1+ views
    National Review ^ | 11/30/2011 | Robert Costa
    Charleston, S.C. — Newt Gingrich wowed hundreds of conservative voters in this sleepy coastal town on Monday, all of whom braved the rain to attend a town-hall meeting with the latest Republican frontrunner. “We will be back, we will rebuild the country we love,” Gingrich said near the end of his hour-long presentation. “You ain’t seen nothing yet.” Gingrich’s visit to Sottile Theatre at the College of Charleston kicked off the former House speaker’s three-day campaign swing through the Palmetto State, a key GOP battleground. It was also his first public appearance since the Manchester Union-Leader, a leading Granite State...
  • 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...
  • Swinging to Romney

    11/21/2011 6:18:15 PM PST · by presidio9 · 124 replies
    Republicans might not particularly like Mitt Romney, but they may have to learn to live with him if they want to take the White House next year. So suggests a poll released today by Purple Strategies, which surveys voters in 12 swing states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin. President Obama's approval rating in the swing states is in peril -- just 41% overall and 37% among independents -- but his saving grace seems to be that voters there are even more sour on the Republican candidates. This critical block...
  • Romney Defends Deleting Emails, Electronic Records as Mass. Governor

    11/21/2011 6:35:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/21/11 | Jonathan Weisman
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Monday defended his administration’s efforts to cover its electronic tracks with the purchase of hard drives from state computers, saying he had no intention of providing ''opposition research teams'' with electronic communications from his term as governor. Meeting with the editorial board of the Nashua (N.H.) Telegraph, Mr. Romney was questioned about a Boston Globe story (snip) Last week, Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades accused Mr. Patrick of running a ''dirty tricks''shop for the president’s benefit and requested documents on any contact his administration has had with top Obama White House or campaign operatives.
  • Romney, Gingrich Now Top Choices for GOP Nomination

    11/21/2011 5:59:37 AM PST · by TBBT · 84 replies
    Gallup ^ | 11/21/2011 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    Gingrich's support on the rise this month by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans are most likely to name Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as their first choice for their party's 2012 presidential nomination, with Herman Cain close behind. Among all Republicans nationwide, Romney is the choice of 20% and Gingrich 19%. Among Republican registered voters, Gingrich is at 22% and Romney at 21%. Mid-November 2011 results: Next, I'm going to read a list of people who are running for the 2012 Republican nomination for president. After I read the names, please tell me which candidate you are most...
  • Romney tries to prove he can win without actually being wanted (waging war of attrition)

    11/21/2011 3:03:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | November 21, 2011 | SHELDON ALBERTS
    From the W moment he launched his presidential campaign on a windy New Hampshire morning in June, Willard Mitt Romney has been the acknowledged front-runner in the Republican race. He has raised more money, earned more support from his party's establishment, hired more paid staff and secured more endorsements than any of the seven other "major" GOP candidates. There is but one nagging thing keeping Romney from being dubbed the "inevitable" GOP nominee in 2012 - a solid 75 per cent of the voters in his party simply cannot stand the guy. "He is cold gravy," said Stephen Schneck, a...
  • Romney, Gingrich Now Top Choices for GOP Nomination

    11/21/2011 1:50:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 21, 2011 | Jeffery M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans are most likely to name Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as their first choice for their party's 2012 presidential nomination, with Herman Cain close behind. Among all Republicans nationwide, Romney is the choice of 20% and Gingrich 19%. Among Republican registered voters, Gingrich is at 22% and Romney at 21%. [snip] ....Implications With the first official nominating contest, the Iowa caucuses, now just six weeks away, there is no clear national front-runner for the Republican nomination....
  • 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...
  • A word about Romney

    11/12/2011 1:29:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 158 replies
    vanity | Nov 12, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    RINO. Three words: liberal progressive RINO. Add a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc: unprincipled, untrustworthy, flip-flopper, aisle-crossing, fraud, liar, political whore. And a few more: abortionist, gay rights panderer, gun-grabber, global warming advocate, big government mandate lover, socialist healthcare pusher, constitution trampling, liberal judge appointing, TARP loving, bailout loving, stimulus pushing Keynesian statist. That my friends, is no definition of conservative or of conservatism. Not even close. In fact it's the exact opposite. Free Republic is and will remain an exclusive pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-constitution, pro-small government, pro-capitalism, pro-defense, pro-borders, grassroots patriotic conservative site, regardless of party politics. I support...
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Scarborough: Conservative Leaders Telling Me They'd 'Rather Lose' Than Elect Romney

    11/02/2011 5:53:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 133 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Could this be a watershed week in the Republican presidential primary? Joe Scarborough seems to think so. On today's Morning Joe, he said something remarkable: that in the last week, stalwart conservatives and "Republican leaders" have told him that they would rather lose" than elect Mitt Romney. View the video here.
  • Conservative case for Romney is … he can’t possibly flip-flop again

    11/01/2011 7:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Can a conservative case be made for Mitt Romney? Michael Gerson tried mightily at the Washington Post yesterday, leaning heavily on Romney’s business experience and cultural background to argue that Romney’s current positions are probably more natural to him than those he adopted for more than a decade as a Massachusetts politician. Unfortunately for Gerson, he has to come up with some way to explain why Romney wouldn’t slide back to his earlier positions once he faced some political headwinds on the national stage, and this is the best Gerson can do: Romney’s main political vulnerability is a serious one....
  • No Mitt, No Más - GOP Establishment Sleepwalking off a Cliff

    10/28/2011 10:56:12 AM PDT · by Luther1917 · 17 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2011 | Chet Arthur
    Sometimes it seems as if the GOP Establishment is sleepwalking off a cliff. In 1996, having scored the stunning victories of the off-year congressional elections, the GOP suits dutifully lined up behind the impossible Bob Dole. From the moment Americans realized their choices would be Clinton or Dole, "Bubba" was never behind one day in the polls. It's looking like déjŕ Dole all over again. Mitt Romney is the proverbial GOP next-in-liner. After the Tea Party helped Republicans score major victories in '10, the GOP Establishment is hunting desperately for a way to lose the very next election. Mitt Romney...
  • Utah’s Honorable Politicians: Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, and Jason Chaffetz

    10/27/2011 11:54:09 AM PDT · by JoeA · 1 replies
    Word Press ^ | 10/26/2011 | Adam Baker
    I met Utah’s Governor Jon Huntsman and his wife Mary Kaye at an event in Las Vegas. My wife Sandie Tillotson had arranged for us to sit in the VIP section with them. Huntsman was a good friend of NuSkin, and helped open the lucrative Chinese market when he was a Trade Representative ... for the Bush Administration. MLM companies had tried to get into China for years, but NuSkin was the first, and Sandie said it was because of Hunstman. Of course it went both ways, and NuSkin was a good friend to Hunstman, and Sandie said she sent...
  • In GOP race, how much electability matters may depend on ‘beatability’ of Obama

    10/23/2011 3:15:27 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 23, 2011 | Chris Cillizza
    Winning in politics isn’t everything, it’s the only thing. But how important a factor electability should be in a voter’s calculation remains very much in the eye of the beholder, leading to an active debate within the parties about who has the best chance to win next November — and how much it should matter. That fight is played out every four years as the two parties pick their presidential nominees. The party establishment — and many members of the media — tend to focus heavily on electability while the party’s activist base prizes ideological alignment. “Electability usually doesn’t matter...
  • Tea Party Nation poll shows 52 percent will vote for Romney if he is GOP nominee (Look out Pubs!)

    10/22/2011 5:32:31 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 128 replies · 1+ views
    The Hill ^ | October 21st | Alicia M Cohn
    Most self-affiliated members of Tea Party Nation, one of the largest national organizations for the grassroots conservative movement, would vote for Mitt Romney as president if confronted with a choice between him or President Obama, according to a poll of members released to The Hill on Friday. The group surveyed its members this week in an informal poll posted at the group’s website. The question asked was: If Romney is the GOP nominee, what will you do in the general election? Fifty-two percent of about 1,150 respondents said they would “hold their nose” and vote for Romney if he becomes...
  • As Romney solidifies front-runner status, focus turns to Obama (Barf Alert)

    10/16/2011 3:48:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-10-16 | Glen Johnson
    WASHINGTON - Among the Republicans angling to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. a year from January, Mitt Romney is the closest to achieving his goal. The former Massachusetts governor has reached the decisive phase in his presidential campaign: attempting to consolidate his support and cinch the nomination. (snip) Romney’s most ardent conservative critics have been left to rally around Herman Cain, simultaneously engaged in a book tour and presidential campaign, in a last-ditch effort to prevent his nomination. (snip) ...the Romney staff is focused on what it sees as an inevitable clash with Obama and the Democrats. But with the...
  • Settling for Romney (Why conservatives are unhappy with him being the front runner)

    10/07/2011 7:54:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 70 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/07/2011 | Mona Charen
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today — the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn’t surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school. Anyway, Jerseyans are many things (not all of them nice), but slick dissemblers we are not. When Christie said, repeatedly, and in ever more colorful terms, that he wasn’t running, I believed him. And, while I understand the boomlet for him, I’m also a little relieved to see that he is indeed a truthful guy. Sarah Palin, by...
  • Romney's Religion Problem

    10/05/2011 8:05:15 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | Oct. 4, 2011 | John Hood
    After Rick Perry’s wobbly performance shifted some momentum back to Mitt Romney, conservatives began another round of speculation about his appeal in the early-primary states. It seems that his religious affiliation remains a serious problem for him. USA Today reported on latest Gallup poll question: Although three of four Americans say they would support a presidential candidate who is an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, the Gallup Poll finds that 22% say they would not. That figure has not changed much since Gallup started measuring opinion on this subject in 1967. One difference comes...
  • We “Do Not Consider Perry a Factor… We Know Who it is Who Will be Our Nominee”

    10/05/2011 1:03:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 443 replies
    Race 4 2012 ^ | October 4, 2011 | Matt Coulter
    Those words were spoken today by Georgette Mosbacher, RNC Finance Co-Chair and huge GOP fundraiser, after Chris Christie’s announcement. The “we” is all the big bundlers, fundraisers, and money folks who have been sitting on the sidelines waiting for the field to be set — and that quote represents the coalescing around Mitt Romney that is expected to happen rather quickly now. Mosbacher went on to say: “I think tomorrow, we’ll be contacting one another and probably put something together with Romney… And I would say that the race is now Romney and Obama. Quite frankly, the enthusiasm wasn’t there...
  • After proclaiming his written words unwavering and unchanged, Romney wavers

    09/24/2011 1:00:54 PM PDT · by Quicksilver · 37 replies ^ | September 23rd, 2011
    Admits “changes in the climate” caused changes to claim that Romneycare should be model for nation With great confidence and smooth delivery during last night’s debate, Mitt Romney denied changing the text of his book, No Apology, saying, “One reason to elect me is that I know what I stand for. I’ve written it down. Words have meaning.” [1] Hours after the debate, Romney retreated from his written words, admitting the paperback edition of No Apology was scrubbed to remove the Romneycare reference: “We can accomplish the same thing for everyone in the country.” [2] This morning on Fox News,...
  • Rick Perry: Mitt Romney is 'Obama-lite'

    09/21/2011 7:47:46 PM PDT · by freespirited · 73 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/21/11 | Reid Epstein
    In his first one-on-one national TV interview since kicking off his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry referred to Mitt Romney as “Obama-lite” and charged that the former Massachusetts governor is blurring lines between Republicans and Democrats. But Perry told Fox News host Sean Hannity on Wednesday that his differences with Romney aren’t personal. “Oh, it’s business,” he said. “I just think it’s important for the people of America and certainly in a Republican primary to see the clear differences that the candidates have. We need to nominate someone who has a stark clear difference between the Republican nominee and...
  • Some in tea party declare war on Romney

    09/04/2011 9:56:27 AM PDT · by bimboeruption · 32 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 9-2-2011 | Amy Gardner
    For some leaders in the tea party movement, the ongoing skirmish over whether presidential contender Mitt Romney should speak at a Tea Party Express rally in New Hampshire on Monday is anything but an internecine quarrel. It is the opening shot, they say, in an all-out effort to make sure the former Massachusetts governor does not win the Republican nomination to challenge President Obama next year. Whether they have the reach to win that battle is uncertain. Romney, despite his slip from front-runner status since Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the GOP race, remains a formidable candidate with the most...
  • Romney to quadruple La Jolla home size

    08/21/2011 2:06:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 62 replies · 1+ views
    San Diego Tribune ^ | 8/20/11 | Christopher Cadelago
    LA JOLLA — GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney, scheduled to attend a series of fundraisers this weekend in San Diego, is also working on plans to nearly quadruple the size of his $12 million oceanfront manse in La Jolla. Romney has filed an application with the city to bulldoze his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replace it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure. No date has been set to consider the proposed coastal development and site development permits, which must be approved by the city. The former governor of Massachusetts purchased the home three years ago. According to...
  • Romney touts business experience; says most of his rivals don't have it

    08/15/2011 2:37:13 PM PDT · by icwhatudo · 21 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 11-15-11 | Rachel Streitfeld
    Litchfield, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney said Monday his experience in business would help propel him over his opponents for the GOP presidential nomination, including the man who threatens to be his biggest rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. ---- Romney has repeatedly faulted President Barack Obama for failing to understand how private business works, and he pivoted to apply that criticism to the Texas governor. Perry has essentially been a career politician, serving 11 years in the Governor's mansion and as Lt. Governor to then-Gov. George W. Bush before that. --- Perry, a tea party darling who is pursuing...
  • Romney says Christie on his VP shortlist

    07/26/2011 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies ^ | July 26, 2011
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney treated supporters at a fundraiser in Virginia to a sneak peek of his inclinations regarding his vice presidential shortlist should he become the Republican nominee in 2012, according to a new report. At the Virginia Beach home of State Sen. Jeff McWaters Monday, Romney praised three up-and-coming stars of the GOP, saying his shortlist included Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the Bearing Drift blog reported Tuesday
  • GOP Race: Romney Leads 'Not Running' Palin in Poll

    07/22/2011 10:54:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 22, 2011 | Staff
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still leads the 2012 Republican nominee race, but the person who polled second is a bit of a surprise: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. With Palin in the race, Romney has 26 percent, Palin has 18 percent and U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., is third with 12 percent, according to the latest Washington Post-ABC News Poll. However, without Palin in the race, Romney tops the field at 30 percent, Bachmann has 16%, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul has 11 percent, and Texas Governor Rick Perry has 8 percent. Palin Remains a Factor The fact that Palin...
  • What's Romney Say?

    07/21/2011 5:15:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | July 21, 2011 | Staff
    Election '12: The Republican presidential front-runner is oddly silent on Washington's momentous budget talks. Mitt Romney can run, but he can't hide his positions forever. Massachusetts' former governor went to North Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday with a "what else is new?" observation. "The president's policies almost without question have caused this recession to be deeper and longer than it would have been," he said. There's no "almost without question" about it. But it takes more to be elected president than pointing out what 14 million unemployed Americans — 6.3 million of them out of work for more than six months...