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  • Gingrich: Romney owes it to voters to release tax returns

    01/17/2012 12:48:51 PM PST · by Red Steel · 18 replies · 1+ views
    latimes ^ | January 17, 2012, 12:15 p.m. | Seema Mehta
    Reporting from Florence, S.C.— Newt Gingrich on Tuesday questioned why Mitt Romney has not released his tax returns, arguing that if the front-runner for the GOP presidential nomination has nothing to hide, he ought to make the documents public before South Carolina holds its first-in-the-South primary on Saturday. "Either there's nothing there, so why isn't he releasing them, or there's something there, so why is he hiding them?" Gingrich told reporters here after holding a town hall at an art gallery. "I believe we have the right to know. Therefore, he owes us the knowledge. If there's nothing there, why...
  • Human Events poll: Gingrich vs. Romney: Head to Head Debate?

    12/25/2011 1:57:32 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Gingrich vs. Romney: Head to Head Debate? Now that Gingrich and Romney have emerged as the clear Republican front-runners, the two candidates are being heavily vetted for the impending primaries and caususes. After a number of crowded GOP stages, some suggest it is time to narrow the debates down to the front-runners. Do you want to see Gingrich and Romney discuss the issues in a one on one debate? Yes No Click the Human Events source link above to vote.
  • Huntsman to skip Iowa debate, plans NH town hall (will do a Lincoln-Douglas debate with Gingrich)

    12/02/2011 1:15:05 PM PST · by TBBT · 51 replies
    sfgate ^ | 12/2/2011 | AP
    Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is skipping next week's presidential primary debate in Iowa. ABC is to televise the event nationally. Huntsman on Friday says he'll instead have a town hall-style meeting on Dec. 10 in New Hampshire, a state that is central to his political strategy. Huntsman has written-off Iowa and has spent neither time nor money there. Huntsman also has accepted an invitation to do a one-on-one debate with former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire. The two will meet in Windham for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate with tea party activists on Dec. 12. Gingrich has invited each...
  • Why won't Mitt Romney make his tax returns public?

    10/26/2011 10:35:46 AM PDT · by freespirited · 40 replies
    CSM ^ | 10/26/11 | David Grant
    Rick Perry wants Mitt Romney to cough up his form 1040s (that’s the US individual tax return document). The Romney camp demurred, saying they would consider doing so next year. (Remarkably, Romney has NEVER released, even during his governorship of Massachusetts.) Why won’t Romney do it? Speculation, from liberal group ThinkProgress and others, is that Romney pays a way lower tax rate than many Americans because of his extensive financial investments, from which income is typically taxed below that of regular income. One left-leaning analyst speculates Romney paid an effective tax rate as low as 14 percent on his $6.6...
  • Mitt Romney in Charge in South Carolina (Sarah, not Michele in second place!)

    07/18/2011 1:10:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Sunshine State News ^ | July 18, 2011 | Kevin Derby
    A new poll from American Research Group released Monday shows that former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts is leading the Republican presidential race in South Carolina, traditionally the first state in the South to hold a presidential primary. The South Carolina Republican primary -- set up with the help of legendary Republican operative the late Lee Atwater, a native of the Palmetto State -- has proven decisive in recent years, helping to erect a firewall in the region for Atwater’s candidate George H.W. Bush in 1988 and propelling front-runners Bob Dole over Pat Buchanan in 1996 and George W. Bush...
  • Top 5 GOP Frontrunners (February 2011) [With 2012 Straw Poll to FReep]

    02/13/2011 7:14:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Politicons ^ | February 13th, 2011 | Henry D'Andrea
    It’s now been one month since I last did my prediction of the top five Republican Presidential Candidates, and this time around we saw a little change in rank. The biggest leap forward, was Mike Huckabee, which I previously had him placed third, he is now first. Followed by Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, and Tim Pawlenty. (Chart at link) Now I’m sure many of you disagree with Romney being third behind Sarah Palin, but I don’t view him as a good candidate. I don’t hate him, and I certainly would vote for him over President Obama, but he...
  • Romney Steers Clear of Tea Party

    01/21/2011 9:42:34 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    NewsMax ^ | January 21, 2011 | Dan Weil
    You might expect that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, one of the top likely candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, would cozy up to tea party followers anytime he can. But he’s actually steering clear of the movement, The Boston Globe reports. “Romney for the most part is inaccessible,’’ says Andrew Hemingway, chairman of New Hampshire’s Republican Liberty Caucus. “[Minnesota Gov. Tom] Pawlenty, I could call him right now and say, ‘Let’s have coffee.’” Romney has kept his distance from tea party activists in key primary states, including the state viewed as a must win for him – New...
  • Rumblings of Discontent — on Palin

    12/03/2010 6:21:37 AM PST · by Uncledave · 124 replies · 2+ views
    NRO Corner ^ | 12/3/2010 | Mike Potemra
    When I see the fervor of Sarah Palin’s fans — and by no means just those who swell the adoring crowds who go to her public appearances — I am convinced that the question is not, “How can she win the GOP nomination?” but “How can she not win it?” When you have anywhere between five and fifteen GOP candidates, all expressing basically the same conservative views, how can anyone other than the only one with the passionate fan base possibly win? And yet: Reading between the lines of what conservative-movement people are saying and writing, there is a great deal...
  • Jeb Bush: I'm Siding with Mom Over Palin

    11/29/2010 7:24:35 PM PST · by RobinMasters · 164 replies · 2+ views
    Newsmax ^ | NOVEMBER 28, 2010 | David A. Patten
    Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is supporting his 85-year-old mother in her apparent feud with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, while also praising the former GOP vice presidential candidate for having “fantastic political instincts.” In an exclusive interview Monday, Bush told Newsmax.TV: “If it’s between my mom and Gov. Palin, I’ve got to go with my mom, just in general, because she’s my mother." He added with a smile, "So you’re not going to get me in trouble with disagreeing with my beloved mother of 85 years, who occasionally from time to time says things that give us all great...
  • Romney( Ma.,N.H.,Ut.,Mi.,Ca. ) Is Down-Sizing His Reputation For Integrity.

    09/08/2010 11:47:17 PM PDT · by Leisler · 10 replies · 1+ views
    WBUR.org ^ | Sep. 8, 2010, | Todd Domke
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney is down-sizing his stake in Massachusetts. He sold his Belmont mansion and bought a townhouse in a condo development. And now he more often resides in his $12 million mansion in La Jolla, Calif., or his $10 million house on Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire. Ever since Romney won just 51 percent in the Massachusetts GOP presidential primary, he has seemed less enamored with this state. And as a GOP presidential candidate for 2012, he apparently wants to distance himself from so-called RomneyCare, the Massachusetts health insurance program that became a model for so-called ObamaCare, the...
  • Mitt Romney Straps on the Clown Shoes for 2012 (A critique from the Left)

    07/14/2010 9:37:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 13, 2010 | Charles P. Pierce, Contributing Editor
    BOSTON — I consider myself lucky to have lived in Massachusetts during the years 2003 to 2007, when the Commonwealth (God save it!) was under the barely distinguishable leadership of Willard (Mitt) Romney, an affable parachute artist from Utah who came tumbling into and out of our politics so quickly that it's hard to believe he ever was here. For the most part, Romney was the kind of Republican we'd always liked: He was rich and white, and he wasn't dramatically concerned with either the civil rights of zygotes, or where some men might be putting their pee-pees when Jeebus...
  • Can Mitt Romney Outrun Sarah Palin? Handicapping the 2012 GOP Horse Race

    04/30/2010 12:55:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies · 638+ views
    Politics Daily ^ | April 29, 2010 | Matt Lewis
    On Saturday, May 1, the 136th running of the Kentucky Derby, some 20 thoroughbreds will run for the roses in the most famous and important race in the sport. That race of 3-year-old colts (and one filly) will be won in just over two minutes. Meanwhile, another exciting horse race – the race to win the GOP presidential nomination – is gearing up. It, too, has a large field, but this race is a marathon that takes four years to complete. Now, the time has come to begin handicapping the 2012 primary race. This list represents a snapshot of a...
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha!

    04/14/2010 7:35:39 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 103 replies · 3,267+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 14, 2010 | Edward Mason, Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack
    Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door today to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run - a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama. “Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at today’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor - giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech. Earlier tonight, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the...
  • Treasurer says Massachusetts-type health care will wipe out economy

    03/18/2010 12:26:19 PM PDT · by BigFinn · 19 replies · 618+ views
    myfoxboston ^ | March 17. 2010 | Joe Battenfeld
    The Massachusetts treasurer said Tuesday that Congress will "threaten to wipe out the American economy within four years" if it adopts a health care overhaul modeled after the Bay State's. Treasurer Timothy Cahill - a former Democrat running as an independent for governor - said the 2006 law has succeeded only because of huge subsidies and favorable regulatory changes from the federal government.
  • Trouble for Mitt Romney? Mass. Health Plan Covers Abortion

    03/08/2010 12:56:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 56 replies · 371+ views
    CBS News ^ | 2010-03-08 | Brian Montopoli
    Mitt Romney's role in overseeing passage of a universal health care plan in Massachusetts appears likely to cause headaches for the former Republican governor should he make his widely-expected run for the White House in 2012. As Matt Yglesias noted Sunday, all of the government-subsidized health care plans offered to low-income Massachusetts residents, under a program called Commonwealth Care, cover abortion.
  • Health Care’s Biggest Hypocrite — Or Hero (Romney_

    01/07/2010 6:29:30 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 6 replies · 357+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 6, 2010 | Timothy Egan
    For Democrats who see their political prospects this year as a tossup between catastrophic and merely horrible, there is hope on the horizon from a most unlikely source. No, not Rush Limbaugh, who recently praised his medical experience in the government-mandated, heavily unionized health care system of Hawaii. Mahalo to him. One of the most prominent supporters of the main ideas behind the health care plan passed by the Democratic Senate is a top Republican prospect for president in 2012 — Mitt Romney.-SNIP-Asked recently about the Democratic bill, Romney dismissed it as something “which no one understands.” Au contraire, to...
  • More on Scott Brown, and I think I may be in love. ...in a manly way of course...

    12/30/2009 11:06:01 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Red State ^ | 12/31/09 | mbecker908
    Oh, that’s quite good. Promoted from diaries. - Moe Lane If he doesn’t pull out a win in Massachusetts I’m gonna pull out all the stops to get him to move to Arizona. VIDEO His website is here… You can contribute here… even if John Cornyn won’t. Or especially since John Cornyn won’t. And finally, you can volunteer - EVEN if you don’t live in Massachusetts, you can make calls for Scott - here.
  • Scott Brown Winning The Online Battle

    12/30/2009 11:25:24 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 733+ views
    legalinsurrection. ^ | 12/31/09 | legalinsurrection.
    There is Scott Brown the Senate candidate in Massachusetts, and there is Scott Brown, the musician in New Zealand. They each have Twitter accounts, but the Scott Brown from Down Under laid claim to @ScottBrown first, and the Senate candidate had to resort to @ScottBrownMA. As the Boston Globe reports, in the past few days, as @ScottBrownMA has gained momentum through bloggers and twitterers and other social media, @ScottBrown has been inundated with people seeking @ScottBrownMA. Here is one of the tweets by @ScottBrown about the flood of contacts: Despite, or maybe because of, Martha Coakley's high profile as Massachusetts...
  • GOP lets Scott Brown fend for himself. Local Republicans outraged...

    12/29/2009 2:54:30 PM PST · by Dayvester · 123 replies · 4,605+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has been all but abandoned by the same national Republican committees that pumped hundreds of thousands in campaign cash to former governors Mitt Romney and William Weld
  • GOP lets Scott Brown fend for himself

    12/29/2009 5:55:30 AM PST · by GOPsterinMA · 91 replies · 1,690+ views
    www.bostonherald.com ^ | Tuesday, December 29, 2009 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown has been all but abandoned by the same national Republican committees that pumped hundreds of thousands in campaign cash to former governors Mitt Romney and William Weld during their long-shot bids for U.S. Senate. The snub has outraged local Republicans who say national conservatives should be jumping at the chance to nab the first open Senate seat in decades despite Brown’s tough odds in the Jan. 19 special election. ...In 1994, NRSC’s leader, then-Sen. Phil Gramm, vowed an “all out effort,” during Romney’s underdog battle against Sen. Edward M. Kennedy. The national party boosted...
  • Health care: That’s Scott Brown’s ticket

    12/27/2009 9:18:35 AM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 28 replies · 807+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 25, 2009 | Howie Carr
    Merry Christmas, Scott Brown, and boy have the Democrats in Congress handed you the perfect gift - health-care “reform.” Between now and election day, Jan. 19, there is no other issue. This is what the Senate fight is all about. If the voter likes his or her health care - or at least doesn’t believe that the federal government is going to improve it - then they should vote for you, Scott Brown. If they really, truly believe that Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi know more about their health-care needs than the voter himself and his physician, then...
  • Is Reid afraid of losing his 60 if Scott Brown wins Kennedy's seat?

    12/20/2009 11:33:41 AM PST · by taildragger · 74 replies · 2,618+ views
    none | 12/20/2009 | taildragger
    <p>Reid is trying to do cram through, he has his 60. But what if, that is the question. Their is a special election in Massachusetts on 01/19/2010. What if their internals are so bad that a Republican has a chance to win Teddy Kennedy's seat? What if Scott Brown actually wins in Massachusetts? Tangential to this is the age and health of Senator Byrd. These are two risks that could delay their 60 vote fillibuster proof majority. One by going back to 59 if Brown wins, and the other is all the issues that would occur if Byrd's health failed or worse, note we wish him well, but at 95 if my memory is correct, he has been in better health. I look forward to Freepers' thoughts on this.</p>
  • A Second Shot Heard ‘Round the World

    12/18/2009 11:35:42 AM PST · by Cyberrat · 91 replies · 3,736+ views
    Vanity | 12/18/09 | Cyberrat
    The American Revolutionary War began in Massachusetts with the Battles of Lexington and Concord, on April 19th, 1775. Following what Emerson referred to as the “Shot heard ‘round the world”, a small fledgling colony stood up against the tyranny of the greatest military force on earth… And won. Great men and women stood up in perilous times and prevailed against what appeared to be unconquerable odds. Some have referred to the present day as perilous times, and once again the people of Massachusetts have an opportunity to set into motion a political revolution. On January 19th, a special election will...
  • Romney tickets for book tour go on sale Thursday (private meetings with him at $95 apiece) (LOL)

    12/17/2009 8:28:27 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 18 replies · 875+ views
    The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2009-12-17 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Still looking for that perfect gift for the Mitt Romney fans on your Christmas list? How about a ticket to Romney's only Utah appearance on his upcoming tour to promote his just-finished book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness"? It's not until March 13, but tickets for a speech by the former presidential candidate at the Salt Palace go on sale at 10 a.m. Thursday. The tickets, priced at $25 through Jan. 31 or $95 with a private reception with Romney, include a pre-signed copy of the book that's scheduled to be released March 2....
  • Sarah weighs in on Climategate-once again tackling a serious subject with facts and linear thinking

    12/04/2009 11:44:02 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 15 replies · 771+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 12/05/09 | C. Edmund Wright
    There has been call among conservatives for Sarah Palin to weigh in on the climate gate scandal, and tonight she has. Via her favorite forum for chiming in on the national conversation, Facebook, she has issued the following statement: The president's decision to attend the international climate conference in Copenhagen needs to be reconsidered in light of the unfolding Climategate scandal. The leaked e-mails involved in Climategate expose the unscientific behavior of leading climate scientists who deliberately destroyed records to block information requests, manipulated data to "hide the decline" in global temperatures, and conspired to silence the critics of man-made...
  • Why Does Every Thread (apparently) Start with an ant-Romney Ad? (a vanity post, but sincere)

    12/01/2009 8:38:13 AM PST · by Clique · 375 replies · 6,716+ views
    clique | clique
    Let me be clear: I don't like Romney. I wouldn't vote for Romney. I hope he never runs for President, and if he tries, I hope he never gets the nomination. In other words -- I don't like Romney! However, -- I am tired of having to scroll past an anti-Romney ad as the #1 entry on every article lately. Why does every post start with an anti-Romney ad? As far as I know, he isn't even running for anything right now. In fact, why should every article begin with an anti-Anyone ad? I've always considered most Freepers to be...
  • Judge Romney By His Religion? I Do It, and So Should You.

    11/30/2009 6:01:03 PM PST · by delacoert · 759 replies · 5,915+ views
    Race 4 2012 ^ | November 30, 2009 | Alex Knepper
    I’ll just leave this here… Before a defense of any kind of religious discrimination, one ought to make all of the necessary disclaimers: of course I oppose government-sponsored discrimination, and I certainly would not support the kind of absurd treatment described by Steven Reinhart in his piece featured below. That being said, there is a legitimate case to be made for judging any candidate for office by his religious convictions. In late 2007, Mitt Romney made his somewhat-famous speech on religion, where he spoke the following words: “Freedom requires religion just as religion requires freedom. Freedom opens the windows of...
  • Should Romney's faith be an obstacle? (barf alert)

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

    11/28/2009 7:56:03 AM PST · by publius1 · 54 replies · 2,309+ views
    The Washington Post ^ | Sunday, November 29, 2009 | Kathleen Parker
    ... The so-called purity test is a 10-point checklist -- a suicide pact, really -- of alleged Republican positions... James Bopp Jr., chief sponsor of the resolution and a committee member from Indiana, has said that "the problem is that many conservatives have lost trust in the conservative credentials of the Republican Party." Actually, no, the problem is that many conservatives have lost faith in the ability of Republican leaders to think. The resolutions aren't so much statements of principle as dogmatic responses to complex issues that may, occasionally, require more than a Sharpie check in a little square. It's...
  • BREAKING: Rudy Giuliani to run for U.S. Senate

    11/19/2009 12:15:02 PM PST · by St. Louis Conservative · 117 replies · 4,613+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 19, 2009 | Kenneth Lovett
    Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani has decided not to run for governor next year - but will run for U.S. Senate instead, sources told the Daily News. A source familiar with Giuliani's thinking said the failed presidential candidate has been telling people he plans to run against Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand in 2010 to fill out the remaining two years of Hillary Clinton's term. If elected, the source said, he could use that as a stepping stone to run for President in 2012 - rather than run for re-election to the Senate. A Giuliani spokeswoman downplayed the reports. "Rudy has a...
  • The Palin Conundrum For Miffed Romney

    11/16/2009 7:22:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 80 replies · 2,107+ views
    CBS News ^ | November 16, 2009 | Charles Cooper
    After the New England Patriots disasterous decision Sunday night not to punt on fourth down with the ball on the Indianapolis Colts' 28-yard line, former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, had every right to be ticked off. Especially considering that the Pats had the lead with little more than 2 minutes left in the game. Is it possible that the team's supposedly brilliant coach, Bill Belichick, got confused and thought the Manning brother waiting patiently on the opposing sidelines was Eli and not Peyton? Whatever the case, the Colts went on to win the game with 13 seconds left in the...
  • Romney won't back either Republican or Conservative in NY 23 Race

    10/30/2009 2:36:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 58 replies · 1,225+ views
    (CNN) - Is Mitt Romney weighing in on the intra-Republican Party fight in race for New York's 23 Congressional District by refusing to make an endorsement? That's the special election where the GOP nominee, Dede Scozzafava, is facing a challenge not only from Bill Owens, the Democrat's candidate, but also from Doug Hoffman, who's running on the conservative party line. Because of the split among Republicans, Owens has a good chance of taking back a district the Democrats haven't won in generations. On Wednesday Romney was asked whether he'd make an endorsement in the New York 23 contest. "I have...
  • In Key New York Race, Barracuda Chews Up Mitt

    10/30/2009 8:47:38 AM PDT · by Al B. · 27 replies · 1,436+ views
    nbcbayarea.com ^ | Oct. 30, 2009 | Robert A. George
    Romney ducks the leadership test What do you find most often in the middle of the road? Road kill. Mitt Romney, who hopes to be the GOP's next presidential nominee, couldn't bring himself to endorse anyone in New York state's contentious 23rd congressional district special election. The contest,.....has been a flashpoint for a party in search of its identity. An all-star lineup of national party leaders has weighed in, allowing themselves to be defined by whose side they're on. But not Romney. The former Massachusetts governor passed, and this could have serious ramifications down the road. The cliche about the...
  • Mitt Romney Votes Present - NY23 HOFFMAN

    10/29/2009 10:57:11 PM PDT · by American Dream 246 · 28 replies · 1,130+ views
    American Thinker ^ | 10/30/09 | Grant Ellis
    As reported here by ABC News (online), Mitt Romney "...doesn't plan to make any endorsement at all" regarding the contentious NY23 Congressional race. What does this say about Mitt? When balanced against Sarah Palin's political courage, it seems telling. Sarah is a political alpha, a leader for the future. Mitt, in spite of his genuine conservatism and mastery of issues, is almost certainly not. You have to look no further to see why conservatives are so passionate about their support for Palin. Regardless of the arguable notion that she has yet to fully mature, she commands a degree of respect...