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  • Tea party activists remain wary of Romney (but Romney campaign expects Tea Partiers to surrender)

    11/17/2011 7:49:43 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 95 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-17 | Paul West & Seema Mehta
    Washington and Des Moines - Throughout the roller-coaster Republican presidential contest, one thing hasn't changed: the stubborn refusal of many tea party supporters to warm up to Mitt Romney. The swift rise and abrupt fall of a succession of GOP candidates has been driven in part by the restless search for a Romney alternative by that group of voters, who energized the GOP's big turnaround in 2010. "They don't trust Mitt Romney," said Simon Conway, a Des Moines radio host popular with tea party followers. "Mitt Romney can be tea party one minute, and the next minute introduce 'RomneyCare'" —...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

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

    10/15/2011 5:28:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Times ^ | October 15, 2011 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    BELMONT, Mass. — In ticking off his credentials on the campaign trail — management consultant, businessman, governor — Mitt Romney omits what may have been his most distinctive post: Mormon lay leader, offering pastoral guidance on all manner of human affairs from marriage to divorce, abortion, adoption, addiction, unemployment and even business disputes. Bryce Clark was a recipient of Mr. Romney’s spiritual advice. Late one summer night in 1993, distraught over his descent into alcoholism and drug use, Mr. Clark, then a 19-year-old college student, decided to confess that he had strayed from his Mormon faith. So he drove through...
  • After Talks With G.O.P., Cuomo Expects Passage of Gay Marriage Bill

    06/17/2011 11:00:39 PM PDT · by lbryce · 45 replies
    New York Times ^ | June 17, 2011 | DANNY HAKIM and THOMAS KAPLAN
    ALBANY — Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said Friday that he expected same-sex marriage legislation to be approved before the end of the legislative session next week, and indicated that to win passage of the measure he is prepared to yield to Republican concerns for greater protections of religious groups. “I am a proponent of marriage equality, and I’m working very hard to make that a reality in New York,” Mr. Cuomo told reporters on Friday as lawmakers prepared to go home for the weekend. “I am also a proponent of religious freedom, and separation of church and state, so these...
  • Gore gives Romney kudos for acknowledging climate change (EPIC BARF ALERT)

    03/19/2010 10:44:33 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 962+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2010-03-19 | Ben Geman
    Al Gore, on his website, flags this passage in Mitt Romney’s recent book No Apology: “I believe that climate change is occurring — the reduction in the size of global ice caps is hard to ignore. I also believe that human activity is a contributing factor.” Gore writes: “We can have disagreements about the solutions to this crisis, but we need to acknowledge fundamental truths. The science proving the existence of the climate crisis is not in question. That is where our debates about policy need to begin.” Romney, a potential 2012 GOP presidential candidate, and Gore certainly disagree on...
  • Mitt Romney warns tea parties (to vote for him or else!) (he also praises Crist) (BARF ALERT)

    03/09/2010 3:08:23 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 91 replies · 621+ views
    Politico ^ | 2010-03-09
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is warning the tea party activists to not run third party candidates that would “divide” Republican voters and waste opportunities for the GOP. Romney said in an interview with Newsmax posted on the conservative outlet’s website Monday night that he was pleased the conservative grassroots movement is “silent no longer.” The likely 2012 GOP presidential candidate cautioned though that while he supports the idea of conservative challenges in GOP primaries, third party tea party-backed candidates in the general election could be disastrous. “Divide and fail is the result,” Romney said of third party challenges. “That...
  • Romney: 2012 “always a possibility.” (BARF BARF BARF)

    01/06/2010 5:57:50 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,408+ views
    Fox / The Des Moines Register | 2010-01-05
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  • Brown Launches First Ad of Mass. Senate Race (Romney finally attacks Obamacare)

    12/30/2009 4:35:03 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies · 643+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-30 | Emily Cadei
    (snip) Hoping to pull in some more cash for the final stretch of the general election, the Brown campaign also circulated a fundraising letter penned by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R). Romney touts Brown's credentials as a fiscal conservative while also noting, in bold, that he would become the critical 41st Republican vote against the health care bill when it comes back to the Senate for final passage. Democrats passed the bill on Christmas Eve with 60 votes, just enough to overcome the prospect of a GOP filibuster. (snip)
  • Shuster, Cantor and McKeon Give to Romney PAC (Cantor sells his soul to Romney)

    12/24/2009 4:45:13 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 17 replies · 573+ views
    CQ Politics ^ | 2009-12-23 | Shira Toeplitz
    (snip) Unlike McKeon and Shuster, Cantor endorsed Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) in the 2008 presidential primary. Cantor's PAC transferred $5,000 to Romney's PAC in January -- about five months before the two Republicans participated in a forum for the National Council for New America in May. The report also indicated that Cantor's campaign committee also received $5,000 from Romney's PAC in May -- a donation that Romney spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom chalked up to mutual admiration between the two.(snip)
  • Salt Lake City shows interest in 2012 GOP convention

    12/08/2009 11:01:33 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies · 1,506+ views
    The Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2009-12-04 | Lois M. Collins & Lisa Riley Roche
    Officials are in the early stages of deciding if Salt Lake City wants to compete for the 2012 Republican National Convention — so early, in fact, that they have not yet formed a bid committee to decide. Salt Lake City was invited by the Republican National Committee to attend an "interested parties" presentation in Washington, D.C., three weeks ago, said Scott Beck, president and chief executive officer of the Salt Lake Convention & Visitors Bureau. Beck attended, along with a representative from the governor's office. There, they learned what requirements in terms of amenities a host city would have to...
  • Romney lays out plan to fix economy

    12/03/2009 11:51:41 AM PST · by yongin · 94 replies · 1,991+ views
    CNN ^ | Dec 3, 2009 | CNN
    Mitt Romney says that like other presidents, Barack Obama inherited a recession. But the former Massachusetts governor feels unlike his predecessors, Obama has made the recession he inherited worse, not better. In an op-ed in Wednesday's USA Today, Romney says what he calls the president's inability to "stem" the rise in unemployment should not be a surpise. "With no experience whatsoever in the world of employment and business formation, he had no compass to guide his path. Instead, he turned over much of his economic recovery agenda to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, themselves nearly...
  • 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...
  • McCain adviser: Palin’s book is fiction (Romneybot Nicolle Wallace attacks Sarah Palin again)

    11/17/2009 9:24:12 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 96 replies · 3,607+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 2009-11-18
    Depictions ‘took place entirely in her imagination,’ says Wallace. NBC NEWS and NEWS SERVICES NEW YORK - Former McCain campaign senior adviser Nicolle Wallace says Sarah Palin's book "Going Rogue" is "based on fabrications," and that the basis for Palin’s depictions of her and former McCain campaign director Steve Schmidt as villains "took place entirely in her imagination." In a statement to The Rachel Maddow Show, the former McCain spokesperson repeatedly used the word "fiction" to describe Palin's narrative and echoed criticisms by other former McCain staffers. "She [Palin] probably has a legitimate complaint that things could have been better...
  • Romney accuses Obama of not protecting troops

    11/14/2009 1:52:09 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 93 replies · 2,263+ views
    WASHINGTON (CNN) – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney delivered a scathing criticism of President Obama's Afghanistan strategy Friday night, accusing the president of delivering rhetoric and not action in the war-torn country. Quoting from a speech Obama delivered in March, Romney agreed with the president "that 'we are in Afghanistan to confront a common enemy that threatens the United States, our friends and allies."' Romney continued on seconding the president: "I believe 'that to succeed, we and our friends and allies must reverse the Taliban's gains, and promote a more capable and accountable Afghan government.'"
  • It’s Time for the GOP to Say Goodbye to Michael Steele

    05/20/2009 4:25:06 PM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 19 replies · 849+ views
    race42008.com ^ | May 19, 2009 | Matt C
    Michale Steele is prepared to tell a meeting of state GOP chairmen today that the GOP has “turned the corner” and the Republican comeback “is well under way” in all the states across the country, just not at a federal level yet.On top of this being nothing but wishful thinking (especially after losing the only election he has been in charge of winning), his attempt at casting his own leadership in a positive light will likely get lost in the noise of yet another gaffe/scandal at his own hands: When Michael S. Steele took over as chairman of the Republican...
  • GOP kingmaker leans toward Mitt Romney

    05/19/2009 4:31:55 PM PDT · by pissant · 179 replies · 3,038+ views
    politico ^ | 5/19/09 | Ken Vogel
    Fred Malek, a heavyweight Republican fundraiser and kingmaker, has singled out former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as the GOP’s leading contender in the early stages of the 2012 Republican presidential derby. In a largely unnoticed post to his blog late last week, Malek, a wealthy businessman who served as national finance co-chair of John McCain's 2008 presidential campaign, ranked Romney No. 1 on a list of influential Republicans “who might both lead our party back and who might be our nominee in 2012.” Malek, who did not return an email requesting comment from POLITICO, blogged that Romney has “the established...
  • Sen. Bennett launches ads featuring Romney [Romneybot vs. McCainiac] [popcorn alert]

    05/18/2009 7:50:53 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 9 replies · 601+ views
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-05-18 | Aaron Blake
    Facing the prospect of a primary challenge that is expected to launch this week, Sen. Bob Bennett (R-Utah) is up with an early ad featuring former presidential candidate Mitt Romney (R). The ad features clips of Romney praising Bennett as a “conservative giant” and states flatly that Romney supports Bennett. Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff (R) is scheduled to make an announcement Wednesday, and some errant Twitter messages from last week make it clear that he will enter the primary against Bennett. Bennett’s ads are a gambit to discourage Shurtleff from taking the plunge. . . . . . Bennett...
  • Shock: Barack Obama co-opts top 2012 Republican to be his ambassador to China

    05/17/2009 12:42:35 AM PDT · by Schnucki · 103 replies · 2,598+ views
    Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | May 16, 2009 | Toby Harnden
    This is a very clever move by President Barack Obama. He's chosen Governor Jon Huntsman of Utah as his ambassador to China. A Republican, former ambassador to Singapore and fluent Mandarin speaker, Huntsman has recently staked out centrist stances on gay rights, climate change and stimulus spending. He'd made clear his contempt for the Republican congressional leadership, saying: "I have not met them. I don't listen or read whatever it is they say because it is inconsequential - completely." That made him the best-placed moderate Republican to challenge for the 2012 presidential nomination. By any analysis, at this stage a...
  • [Twoface] Romney joins the Obama bashing [but flip flops on gun control, health care]

    05/15/2009 4:51:44 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 114 replies · 2,552+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2009-05-15 | Sasha Issenberg / Foon Rhee
    PHOENIX – Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney joined Bush administration officials, including former Vice President Dick Cheney, in arguing today that President Obama’s approach to combating terrorism had left the country less safe. "It's the very kind of thinking that left America vulnerable to the attacks of September 11th," Romney told the National Rifle Association's annual gathering. “And the approval of left-wing law professors and editorial boards won’t be worth much if this country lets down its guard and suffers an attack." Even while declaring an end to past interrogation practices he calls “torture,” Obama has alienated many in his...