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  • Vanity: It's Not the Message, It's the Messenger

    11/09/2012 3:21:21 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 52 replies
    November 9, 2012 | vanity
    "No offense meant to the honored former governor of Massachusetts. I mean, he may have been a horrible candidate, but he was a decent man. Of course, after Dukakis, Democrats determined that decency didn't win presidential elections. Massachusetts ceded to Arkansas and the rest, as they say, is history." Source_____________________________________________________ Mitt Romney and his family are decent people - hard working Americans who love this country. They sought and won the primary baton - tirelessly campaigned to the bitter end of the campaign. I'll boil my post-election analysis down to this: We need to elect a candidate that, besides running...
  • FiveThirtyEight Forecast Barack Obama 313.0 Romney 225.0 Electoral Vote

    11/06/2012 10:27:27 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 51 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | 11/6/2012 (updated 10:10 AM ET) | Nate Silver
    FiveThirtyEight Forecast Updated 10:10 AM ET on Nov. 6 Electoral Vote Barack Obama 313.0 Mitt Romney 225.0 Chance of winning Barack Obama 90.9% Mitt Romney 9.1% ...
  • Mitt, Please Appoint Scalia As Chief Justice (Vanity)

    11/05/2012 3:05:08 PM PST · by SarahPalin2012 · 26 replies
    Even if we can't get rid of Roberts, the Chief Justice position rightly belonged to Antonin Scalia anyway after Rehnquist. Please correct this situation.
  • Romney rally today [6:30AM doors open - Orlando-Avion Jet Center for 9AM speech]

    11/05/2012 1:52:44 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | November 5, 2012 | Scott Powers and Susan Jacobson
    Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is squeezing in one last visit to Central Florida Monday, while First Lady Michelle Obama will rally support for her husband in south Orange County the same day. .....This will be Romney's fourth visit to Central Florida in as many weeks. President Barack Obama's only scheduled visit to the area during the past month was canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.Romney will speak at 9 a.m. at Avion Jet Center, 2841 Flightline Ave., Orlando Sanford International Airport. Doors open at 6:30 a.m. Free tickets are are available at mittromney.com/FL or through Romney For President offices at:...
  • Wisconsin Saves America?

    10/30/2012 11:28:42 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | November 5, 2012 issue | JOHN MCCORMACK
    Speaking at a Tea Party rally on a sunny Saturday in June in southeastern Wisconsin, Paul Ryan confidently predicted Governor Scott Walker would win the recall election he was facing that coming Tuesday, June 5. “On Tuesday, we save Wisconsin,” Ryan said to applause from the crowd of 4,000. “And on November 6, Wisconsin saves America.” Ryan’s prediction of a Walker victory wasn’t very bold. The governor’s budget reforms had been the subject of intense debate for over a year, and every public poll taken during the final month before the election showed Walker clocking in at or above 50...
  • Ground Game:Romney Campaign Targets Low-Propensity Early Voters,Banks on Strong Election Day Turnout

    10/30/2012 2:01:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | October 25, 2012 | Rich Galen
    Romney’s political director says his team is more focused on getting people less inclined to vote to send in absentee ballots or go to the polls—and is successfully cutting the president’s lead among early voters.Rich Beeson, political director of the Romney campaign, is not moved by reports of a huge “ground game” advantage on the part of the Obama campaign. “The only metric anyone has seen is the number of offices and the number of staff on the ground,” Beeson said. “In Virginia, Obama has 80 offices, we have 26,” he said by way of example. “In Florida the Obama...
  • Romney super PAC forces Team Obama to buy airtime defending Pennsylvania

    10/29/2012 12:09:18 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 29, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Mitt Romney’s super PAC is running ads in Pennsylvania, a traditional Democratic stronghold, which has forced the Obama campaign to spend money defending that state even as it denies that the race there could be close. “This morning, Restore Our Future decided to go up in Pennsylvania, [so] we’re going to go up as well,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina said. “They are not close in Pennsylvania — we are going to win Pennsylvania — but we’re not taking anything for granted.” The spin accompanying that revelation was part-and-parcel with the rest of the conference call, which Messina hosted along...
  • Dems nervous, GOP upbeat as vote nears

    10/29/2012 1:36:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 29, 2012 | Joe Garofoli
    There's no shortage of their kind in the politically bluest parts of California. Liberals so freaked out about the prospect of President Obama losing his re-election bid that they can't sleep at night. Can't talk about anything else. Can't stop parsing the latest polls. David Plouffe, one of President Obama's top campaign strategists, has a word for supporters he feels are needlessly fretful: bed wetters. "Oh, I think I'm worse than that," Kay Edelman said. For the past several weeks, the 60-year-old San Francisco resident has frequently bolted awake in the middle of the night, in "a panic attack," she...
  • Romney set to visit University of Miami this week [as Obama's support fading]

    10/29/2012 12:16:59 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | October 28, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is heading to the University of Miami on Wednesday, according to his campaign. The Romney visit will come just three days after a Miami Herald poll showed President Barack Obama’s numbers aren’t where they need to be in Miami-Dade, Florida’s most-populous county, if he wants to carry the Sunshine State. To win Florida, Obama needs a big lead in Miami-Dade, where Democrats outnumber Republicans by 15 percentage points, 44-29 percent. Obama won Miami-Dade by a 16-point margin in 2008. A Sunday Miami Herald poll, however, shows Obama is winning Miami-Dade by only 9 percentage points....
  • Mitt Romney made desperate push to save an unborn baby as a Mormon bishop

    10/25/2012 8:02:57 PM PDT · by redtetrahedron · 135 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 24, 2012 | Ben Johnson
    BOSTON, October 24, 2012, (LifeSiteNews.com) – As a young Mormon bishop, Mitt Romney made a passionate attempt to stop a woman from aborting her child.
  • In Ohio, Romney pushes message of ‘big change’ - crowd "electric"

    10/25/2012 10:53:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2012 | Philip Rucker
    CINCINNATI — Mitt Romney assumed the mantle of change agent here Thursday, promising over and over again to bring “big change” to the White House as he opened a two-day campaign swing across the critical battleground of Ohio. .....Although Romney’s crowd of about 3,000 was smaller than many of the other rallies he has staged this week, the throng packed inside a Cincinnati warehouse was electric. Every time Romney spoke of “big change” — a phrase he used at least a half-dozen times — his supporters’ screams were nearly deafening, a sign of the growing enthusiasm among Republicans.....
  • Romney Rally at Red Rocks, Colorado [Photos]

    10/24/2012 5:04:25 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 12 replies
    Battleground Watch ^ | October 23, 2012 | Keith Backer
  • Broadening the battlefield: Romney to WI as Obama desperately tries to cling to 2008 turf

    10/23/2012 1:39:55 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 17 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | October 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden In Boca Raton, Florida
    # Republican campaign sees chance to capitalise on President's struggles # Set to launch new push in states where Obama had double-digit victory # Election likely to come down to Florida, Virginia and above all Ohio Mitt Romney is to travel to Wisconsin, a state Barack Obama won in a 14-point blowout four years ago, as the Republican candidate's surging campaign seeks to expand the 'chessboard' into previously safe Democratic territory. At the same time, the Romney campaign has bought television advertising in the Boston market, which reaches screens in New Hampshire, a state Obama won by almost 10 points...
  • Debates deliver favorability edge to Romney

    10/23/2012 11:44:07 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 23, 2012 | By Stephen Dinan
    BOCA RATON, Fla. — Mitt Romney crossed a major threshold early this week, moving above 50 percent in his favorability rating, according to the Real Clear Politics average of polls — and, for the first time in the campaign, he now leads President Obama on that measure. The Republican presidential nominee has clearly benefitted from the debates. He had a 44.5 percent favorability rating at the end of September, before the debates. But by Monday, when he and Mr. Obama faced off for the final debate of the campaign, Mr. Romney’s favorability average was up at 50.5 percent. “He’s did...
  • The Democrats' Rough Re-entry Into Reality

    10/19/2012 4:10:15 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | October 19, 2012 | Ron Ross
    Is there a limit to self-delusion? And if there is, what happens when the limit is exceeded? New York Times columnist Gail Collins began her column last week as follows, "When Democrats run into each other on elevators, they exchange glances and sigh. Or make little whimpering sounds." She went on to observe that "Democrats are going bipolar. Democrats spend all their waking hours thinking about the swing states. If Wisconsin starts looking wobbly, their day is ruined." It makes you wonder what their days are going to be like if Obama loses the actual election. Liberals are angry and...
  • Daughter of LDS Bishop Warns Against Mormonism and Romney Presidency ['Of two evils...neither']

    10/17/2012 4:33:29 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 454 replies
    Christian News Network ^ | Oct. 13, 2012 | Heather Clark
    The daughter of a Latter Day Saints bishop and author of a book on Mitt Romney’s Mormonism says that she has concerns about a Romney presidency. Tricia Erickson, who is now a professing Christian after being involved in the LDS establishment for 21 years, stated in an article this week entitled The Obamney Twins that while she cannot support Barack Obama, she is unable to vote for Mitt Romney either. “To me, as a conservative, a Republican and a Christian, I cannot justify a vote for either one of the Obamney baby-killing, annihilators of the family, government healthcare mandated to...
  • High praise, indeed: Mitt Romney banner hung on Willis Tower [by 74 year-old ironworker]

    10/16/2012 1:17:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 57 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 16, 2012 | Michael Sneed
    .........John Rukavina, 74, a Local 1 ironworker — who claims to have put up “every antenna and tower in Chicago since Marina Towers in 1974” — affixed a Romney banner as well as an American flag on the ABC antenna on Willis Tower minutes after it was completed Sept. 30. “The flag is a symbol — an old ironworker’s custom — which is hung if the job went well,” said Rukavina, who said he worked on the Sears Tower antenna in 1978. He’s also worked on the John Hancock Center and New York’s World Trade Center. “I promised my sister,...
  • Polls tighten as Romney speaks to massive, 11,000 person, Ohio crowd

    10/14/2012 12:10:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 60 replies
    Cain TV ^ | October 14, 2012 | ROBERT LAURIE
    A great speech in Lebanon yesterday, as Ohio polls continue to narrow "About a week ago, I had a debate. ...and I did enjoy myself." With that opening line, Mitt Romney had a massive crowd of 11,000 people eating out of his hand. The huge attendance caused the audience to spill over its initial boundaries and through the streets surrounding the stage. It was the latest event for Romney, who's now put in a staggering 34 Ohio appearances in his bid to win the must-have state. The speech, which focuses on the greatness of our nation, is a breath of...
  • VP debate: Did Paul Ryan want $300 million embassy security cut? [The facts are more nuanced]

    10/13/2012 1:45:30 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    Christian Science Monitor | October 12, 2012 | Peter Grier
    ......did Ryan really propose slashing embassy security spending by $300 million?This came up when the men were dealing with the issue of the tragic attack on the US consulate in Benghazi,Libya,in which USAmbassadorChrisStevens and three other men were killed.The Romney/Ryan ticket has accused the administration of stinting on embassy security prior to these attacks. In reply, VicePresidentBiden said the charge was “malarkey.”“This congressman here cut embassy security in his budget by $300 million below what we asked for, No. 1. So much for the embassy security piece,” said Biden.The nugget of fact behind this charge is that as chairman of...
  • Swing state polls echo national trend: Mitt Romney on the rise

    10/11/2012 12:26:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 11, 2012 | Linda Feldmann
    Washington - A slew of battleground-state polls out Thursday shows a presidential race that has tightened in several key states, echoing national polls that show a bounce for Republican Mitt Romney after his strong debate performance Oct. 3.......All of these states went for Obama four years ago,and if Romney is to unseat the incumbent, he has to win most of them. So, he still has his work cut out for him. The debate Thursday night between Romney’s running mate,Rep. Paul Ryan(R) of Wisconsin, and Vice President Joe Biden is a critical step along the way. Typically,vice presidential debates don’t matter,...
  • Romney Narrows Vote Gap After Historic Debate Win

    10/08/2012 6:59:12 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    Gallup ^ | October 8, 2012 | Jeffrey M. Jones
    By record-high margin, debate watchers say Romney did better PRINCETON, NJ -- Registered voters' preferences for president are evenly split in the first three days of Gallup tracking since last Wednesday's presidential debate. In the three days prior to the debate, Barack Obama had a five-percentage-point edge among registered voters. Gallup typically reports voter presidential preferences in seven-day rolling averages; the latest such average as of Saturday interviewing shows Obama with an average three-point edge, 49% to 46%, among registered voters. This Sept. 30-Oct. 6 field period includes three days before the Oct. 3 debate, the night of the debate...
  • Latest polls: Romney's uphill fight not as steep

    10/07/2012 1:00:58 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 28 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | October 7, 2012 | Brad Knickerbocker,
    Public opinion polls are moving things in Mitt Romney's direction, with one expert suggesting that Romney 'has peeled off some of Mr. Obama’s softer support in addition to gaining ground among undecided voters.' A Rasmussen national survey out at week’s end shows a shift from Obama 49-47 to Romney 49-47. “This is a small shift that’s significant in a close race,” pollster Scott Rasmussen told the New York Post. “Both candidates have a stable base, and the race is close. Barring something that happens in the real world, it’s likely to remain close.” “Bounces are called bounces because they don’t...
  • Matalin to Krugman: ‘You’re Hardly Credible on Calling Someone Else a Liar’

    10/07/2012 11:22:55 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 7, 2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In the roundtable discussion on This Week, Peggy Noonan’s analysis of last week’s debate lead to a heated exchange between Paul Krugman and Mary Matalin. “We will look back on it as a historic moment in this election,” Noonan said of the debate. “It upended things. This is what it it upended: Barack Obama was supposed to be the sort of moderate, centrist fellow who looked at Mitt Romney, this extreme strange fellow. By the time that debate was over, Mitt Romney seemed a completely moderate, centrist figure who showed up as mitt Romney the governor, not as Mitt Romney...
  • Preparations underway for Romney's Port St. Lucie visit [2:45 p.m. start time Sunday]

    10/07/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    FOX 29, WFLX ^ | October 7, 2012
    [TODAY] PORT ST. LUCIE, FL (WFLX) - Fresh off of a busy week of campaigning, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney prepares to make a stop along the Treasure Coast for a rally in Port St. Lucie on Sunday. The "Victory Rally with Mitt Romney, Port St. Lucie" event is put campaign crews into overdrive on Saturday as workers fought against the clock to prepare Tradition Square for crowds. "I'm wondering if there's going to be enough room?" said Cindy Mulleady, a Tradition resident. "I think we're going to have a much bigger turnout." The Romney campaign on Saturday said with...
  • Romney on points — Obama didn’t make case for 2nd term

    10/04/2012 1:39:34 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | October 4, 2012 | Lynn Sweet
    DENVER— Mitt Romney prevailed over President Barack Obama in their first debate on Wednesday — with Obama not able to present a forceful defense of his tenure in office or why he deserved a second term. Romney put Obama off his game. .....The best gut punch from Romney: That Obama had misplaced priorities his first years in office and put all his efforts into getting Obamacare passed — instead of jobs. Obama never delivered a strong summary of what he did for job creation. He had a story to tell. He never told it. Obama — who had been advised...
  • Romney’s strong debate performance a potential boost for Scott Brown

    10/04/2012 12:02:49 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | October 4, 2012 | Noah Bierman
    Senator Scott Brown has tried to distance himself from Governor Mitt Romney during this election, but Brown could get an important boost from Romney’s debate performance Wednesday night. Romney’s dismal poll numbers in Massachusetts have been Brown’s biggest hurdle, so anything that makes Romney even slightly more competitive in the state could help Brown in a tight election against Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Most observers have crowned Romney the victor of Wednesday’s debate, though it’s uncertain what impact that will ultimately have on the presidential election..... Warren on Wednesday night worked to align herself with Obama, sending frequent tweets cheering...
  • Wide-eyed Chipotle worker, Romney photo goes viral

    10/04/2012 2:36:56 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 3, 2012 | AP
    DENVER (AP) — The manager of a Denver Chipotle restaurant has become an Internet celebrity thanks to the wide-eyed pose he struck alongside Mitt Romney when the Republican presidential candidate stopped by for lunch. Marty Arps, 20, posed for a group photo with Romney and Chipotle employees Tuesday afternoon. Arps is seen making a wide-eyed expression while pointing at Romney. ...Romney seemed unaware of Arps' pose and the mood was jovial, said AP photographer Charles Dharapak, who snapped the picture. "It didn't seem awkward. Everyone was having a good time," Dharapak said. .....Arps told The Daily he doesn't know yet...
  • GOP candidate finally shows passion his party wanted

    10/04/2012 1:39:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 4, 2012 | Susan Ferrechio
    DENVER -- Maybe it was the pre-debate game of Jenga that loosened up Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Whatever it was, the GOP's hope for ousting President Obama in November was on his game Wednesday night at the first presidential debate, lobbing blow after blow at his Democratic opponent on taxes, health care and his subsidies for failed solar energy firms. Romney acted very much like the impassioned candidate for which his party has been pining throughout the campaign and he achieved an aim few expected him to reach: He kept the president on the defensive, looking irritated throughout the...
  • Strong offense. Weak defense. - The 2008 candidate of hope and change? He skipped this debate.

    10/03/2012 11:16:00 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | October 4, 2012
    This was a debate for the green-eyeshade crowd. If you tuned in Wednesday night to see President Barack Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney offer inspiring visions for the future, you heard more numbers than you did paeans to America. The bottom line on engagement with an American public not five weeks from Election Day: Romney was alert, energized and confident. Obama slumped his shoulders, smiled mostly to himself, and for some reason kept staring down. He was that guy at the meeting who's surreptitiously checking his email. The exciting 2008 candidate of hope and change? Gone. Even the larger-than-life American...
  • Tucker Carlson Covers Drudge's 'Secret' Video in June 2007

    10/02/2012 10:18:54 PM PDT · by timlot · 8 replies
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyaNm3zHMRY&feature=player_embedded
  • Mitt Romney suggests cutting mortgage interest deduction on eve of presidential debate

    10/02/2012 7:52:58 PM PDT · by RaisingCain · 84 replies
    News Day ^ | October 2, 2012 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    In an interview Monday night with Denver TV station KDVR, Romney said, "As an option you could say everybody's going to get up to a $17,000 deduction. And you could use your charitable deduction, your home mortgage deduction, or others — your health care deduction, and you can fill that bucket, if you will, that $17,000 bucket that way. And higher income people might have a lower number." A Romney adviser said changes in other areas — a taxpayer's personal exemption and the deduction or credit for health care — would also be taken into account if deductions were limited...
  • Biden: Middle Class 'Has Been Buried the Last Four Years'

    10/02/2012 10:50:07 AM PDT · by GOPinCa · 51 replies
    Vice President Joe Biden said the middle class "has been buried the last four yeas" at a campaign event in Charlotte, North Carolina: "This is deadly earnest, man. This is deadly earnest," Biden said. "How they can justify--how they can justify--raising taxes when the middle class has been buried the last four years... How in Lord's name..." Of course, Barack Obama has been president the last four years, and Biden has been vice president.
  • Leave Romney Be [Attention seeking "lace curtain right")

    09/24/2012 3:15:36 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | September 24, 2012 | Jack Cashill
    The other day I received my weekly missive from WallStreetJournal columnist and former Reagan speechwriter Peggy Noonan,in which she informed me and the world that "the Romney campaign has to get turned around." She added helpfully,"This week I called it incompetent,but only because I was being polite. I really meant 'rolling calamity.'" The media loved this column and repeated it widely. Their goal is to depress the Republican vote. Noonan's goal,apparently,is to get attention. Noonan got a lot of it in October 2008, when she wrote the following giddy nonsense about Barack Obama: He has within him the possibility to...
  • Bravo, Ann Romney!

    09/23/2012 11:58:33 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 127 replies
    Richochet ^ | September 22, 2012 | Dave Carter
    I don't know Ann Romney. I don't know Lee Cary, from the American Thinker, either, but I should like to buy them both dinner to thank them for making an important point yesterday, and it needs to be emphasized. Asked about some of the more counterproductive criticisms made by Republicans, Mrs. Romney replied, "Stop it. This is hard. You want to try it? Get in the ring." My thoughts exactly. Constructive criticism is one thing, but handing ammunition to the opposition is uncalled for. Part of the problem is that I really like some of the people making these remarks,...
  • Romney collects funds in Hillsborough

    09/22/2012 9:31:26 AM PDT · by thecodont · 4 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 11:10 p.m., Friday, September 21, 2012 | Carla Marinucci
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has had a trying week, what with the surfacing of a video in which he appears to dismiss 47 percent of Americans as government freeloaders. So he was probably looking forward to being among friends at a high-dollar fundraiser in Hillsborough Friday evening. But in the solidly Democratic Bay Area that meant he first had to experience an enthusiastic greeting from about two dozen protesters as his motorcade drove through the wealthy neighborhood where the event was held. Some of those protesters carried signs reminding him of the video, in which Romney appears to denigrate...
  • The Secret (Weapon) Romney Tapes - what the Republican's campaign needed to get back on message

    09/19/2012 3:24:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 19, 2012 | Ross Kaminsky
    ......"The real issue, which Romney can and must frame to the American electorate,is that President Obama is intentionally driving us off a fiscal cliff while chasing the liberal utopia of a government-centered entitlement society and income redistribution (from the turnabout-is-fair-play files,a newly found recording of Obama from 1998, same as he's always been...)Compare the two men yourself:Two video clipsWhen I hear Romney's words at this event, my reaction is "Say more of this stuff in public,Mitt. It's a strong and correct message (other than the use of a number as high as 47 percent) and it will resonate with many...
  • Romney: Palestinian truth-teller, again

    09/19/2012 3:06:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 8 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 19, 2012 | Abby W. Schachter
    With all the focus on what Mitt Romney said about Obama voters and dependents, during a secretly video-taped fundraising event, it is surprising to learn that the Republican presidential nominee had the right idea about foreign policy as well as domestic issues.There is this three minute and 22 second video clip of Romney talking about peace between the Israeli and Palestinians that is a model of clarity.Romney says essentially that there is little for the US to do about creating a new Palestinian state because the security problems that would be created for Israel as a result would be too...
  • Mitt Romney stumbles, but don't count him out

    09/19/2012 2:25:17 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    St. Petersburg - Tampa Bay Times ^ | September 19, 2012 | Adam C. Smith and Alex Leary,
    Mitt Romney should have at least as much money as Barack Obama for the closing 48 days of the presidential campaign. Polls show him neck and neck with the president in most of the key battleground states, including Florida. And voters overwhelmingly see the country heading in the wrong direction, while unemployment remains north of 8 percent. To hear many Republicans quietly grumble and pundits imply, however, the election is all but over and Romney blew it..... [snip of smorgasbord of anti-Romney reporting] .....Romney has not backed off his remarks, except to say he could have phrased them better. "We...
  • Rasmussen Colorado poll: Romney 47, Obama 45

    09/18/2012 10:09:17 AM PDT · by kingattax · 20 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | 9-18-12 | Twitchy Staff
    Despite all the hand-wringing about Mitt Romney’s campaign (see, e.g., here, here, and here), Romney is slightly ahead of President Barack Obama in Colorado, a key battleground state, according to the latest Rasmussen poll. The article on Rasmussen’s website is incorrectly dated August 7, 2012. The poll was carried out yesterday and the results were published today. Six percent of survey respondents were undecided. Typically in a race against an incumbent, undecided voters break toward the challenger. The Rasmussen poll follows a Denver post poll last week showing Obama 1 point ahead of Romney. Colorado has 9 electoral votes.
  • NRA’s Chris Cox Goes One On One With Governor Mitt Romney

    09/12/2012 2:12:23 PM PDT · by neverdem · 14 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/11/2012 | Chris Cox, NRA-ILA
    This year’s election is going to define the future of our freedom, perhaps more than any other in our history. For gun owners, there are a number of areas crucial to the survival of our Second Amendment rights. That’s why I took the time to visit with Mitt Romney, the Republican presidential nominee, to find out precisely where he stands on the issues of concern to gun owners.Chris W. Cox: First, let me start with the most basic question of all. In the 2008 case District of Columbia v. Heller, and in the 2010 case McDonald v. City of Chicago,...
  • Will 'the smirk' come to haunt Romney? [when the media need to bury you, their pit is bottomless]

    09/13/2012 11:33:58 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 88 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 13, 2012 | Damian Thompson
    That's quite some smirk on Mitt Romney's face as he walks away from the podium in Jacksonville, Florida, having just woven in criticism of Barack Obama to his reaction to the murders in Benghazi. The photograph was taken by Charles Dharapak of the Associated Press, and I suspect it's going to be one of the most significant images of the campaign. Maybe Mr Romney was just unlucky, but on the other hand… are you surprised? Honestly?
  • THUD: ABC/WAPO POLL SHOWS NO OBAMA BOUNCE AMONG LIKELY VOTERS

    09/11/2012 4:21:04 PM PDT · by kingattax · 26 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9-11-12 | ELIZABETH SHELD
    Today, ABC News/Washington Post released a poll showing a virtual dead heat between Obama and Romney. The survey was conducted September 7-9 among adults with subsamples of registered and likely voters. Obama does show a convention bounce gain among registered voters, with a 6% advantage over Romney. In other words, Obama has more support among voters who are probably not going to vote. A more accurate assessment of likely voters have the candidates tied with no bounce: Obama registers with 49% of the vote and Romney at 48%. Unfortunately, the topline results are based on a sample of registered voters,...
  • Poll: Americans Pick President Obama Over Mitt Romney for Dinner Date

    09/11/2012 12:33:01 AM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 37 replies
    Yahoo! ^ | 9-10-12 | Gregory J. Krieg
    The American public may be divided on "Obamacare," but when faced with choosing a candidate to care for them if illness struck, President Obama is their man. By a 13 point margin - 49-36 percent - registered voters polled by ABC News chose the president over Mitt Romney to nurse them back to health. When asked who they thought "would make a more loyal friend," the results were about the same. By a 50-36 percent count, respondents said Obama was more likely to stick with them through trying times. As for suppertime, still more ugly numbers for Romney. Fifty-two percent...
  • Romney Email: STATE OF THE RACE

    09/11/2012 12:29:43 AM PDT · by sf4dubya · 19 replies
    Email ^ | 9/10/2012 | Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster
    Rec'd the following email today from the Romney campaign. MEMORANDUM TO: Interested Parties FROM: Neil Newhouse, Romney for President Pollster RE: State of the Race DATE: September 10, 2012 Don't get too worked up about the latest polling.  While some voters will feel a bit of a sugar-high from the conventions, the basic structure of the race has not changed significantly.  The reality of the Obama economy will reassert itself as the ultimate downfall of the Obama Presidency, and Mitt Romney will win this race.   In his acceptance speech, President Obama did not offer any solutions for the millions...
  • Pre-Existing Ignorance

    09/10/2012 1:17:08 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | September 10, 2012 | Yuval Levin
    I’m frankly a little puzzled by the kerfuffle over Mitt Romney’s statement Sunday morning that his version of health reform would also make sure people with pre-existing conditions had access to coverage. Lots of political reporters and analysts have taken this to be some kind of new position, or a concession, or a backing away from the commitment to repeal and replace Obamacare.........For as long as Romney has had a campaign web site with a section on health care, for instance, it has listed among the elements of his proposal to replace Obamacare “Prevent discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions...
  • Romney/Ryan or Bust! If you don't vote Romney this Nov. then you will be casting a vote for Obama

    09/07/2012 6:30:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1,011 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | September 7, 2012 | Jim O'Neill, former SEAL Team Two member
    “Truth is the new hate speech.”—“Creeping Sharia” “We [the people] own this country.”—Clint Eastwood I feel like I ought to start out each of my articles anymore with a disclaimer, or caveat saying something along the lines of “WARNING: The contents of this article are to be considered null and void in the event of a “Reichstag Fire,” false flag event, and/or an invasion by Russian Spetsnaz in collusion with Northcom,“or words to that effect. My intent is not to make light of such concerns, as God knows we have reason enough to be more than a bit edgy these...
  • The Charlatans of Charlotte

    09/07/2012 3:51:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | September 7, 2012 | David Catron
    Paul Ryan's speech to the Republican National Convention last week was so effective, and presented such a stark contrast to the gauche maunderings of his Democrat counterpart, that it clearly panicked an already-nervous Obama White House. Thus, the word obviously went out to the President's many media partisans that Ryan had to be taken down.... The scariest of these "lies," from the perspective of the White House, was Ryan's charge that $716 billion was stolen from Medicare to pay for Obamacare. They know this charge is particularly dangerous for the President because it is a direct appeal to seniors, the...
  • Kathleen Parker on Race and the Republicans

    09/04/2012 12:15:01 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 27 replies
    National Review Online - The Corner ^ | September 3, 2012 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    Kathleen Parker wrote a column lamenting the Republican party’s lack of racial diversity. I don’t have any quarrel with her thesis — I’d like the party to do a better job of attracting blacks, Hispanics, and Asians, too — but I found one remark of Parker’s puzzling. >>>>Republicans can honestly boast of having once been the party of firsts. The first Hispanic, African American, Asian American and Native American in the Senate were all Republicans. But that was before the GOP went south, banished its centrists and embraced social conservatives in a no-exit marriage.<<<< In 90 percent of political commentary,...
  • Republicans active in N.C. ahead of DNC

    09/02/2012 7:05:27 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | September 1, 2012 | By David Eldridge and Luke Rosiak
    President Obama and the Democrats are converging on Charlotte, N.C., next week for their three-day national convention, but Republicans aren’t ceding the spotlight in the swing state. The Romney campaign said Saturday that vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan has scheduled a campaign stop Monday at East Carolina University in Greenville. The Democratic National Convention kicks off a day later at the Time Warner Cable Arena across the state in Charlotte. Vice President Joseph R. Biden had planned to campaign in Florida during the GOP convention in Tampa, but that trip was canceled because of concerns about the proximity of then-tropical...
  • The British case for Mitt Romney

    09/02/2012 2:41:42 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 61 replies
    Telegraph - UK ^ | September 1, 2012 | Daniel Hannan
    ..........The British have never been especially keen on enthusiasm, either in its modern sense, or in the older meaning of ‘seized by religious fervour’. Americans – ideological descendants, in many ways, of those regicides – differ from us perhaps more in this than in any other regard. .....One after another, friends and colleagues of Mitt Romney lined up to tell us about the many acts of kindness which he had performed unremarked. Parents choked back their tears as they recalled the time he had spent with their dying children. Former employees spoke of his humility, his industriousness, his quiet charity....