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  • Obamacare architect’s “stupid” voter remarks create real problems (especially with a GOP Congress)

    11/16/2014 4:51:00 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    Daily Digest News ^ | November 16, 2014 | Dan Taylor
    The recent comments by an architect of Obamacare have created real problems for supporters of the act as Republicans win sweeping elections and pledge to hold hearings to roll back some of its measures. MIT economist and Affordable Care Act architect Jonathan Gruber created quite a stir recently when he attributed the success in pasting legislation for it to the “stupidity of the American voter.” The comments took place at an academic conference last year and is only just now becoming public, and Republicans are seizing on it as they seek to attack the ACA, according to the Boston Globe....
  • Mitt Romney: Not Healthy Congress Hasn't Passed Amnesty

    05/30/2014 1:05:07 PM PDT · by kingattax · 133 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 30 May 2014 | by TONY LEE
    On Friday, failed 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said it wasn't healthy that Congress has not passed amnesty legislation that the Congressional Budget Office determined would lower the wages of American workers. "I do believe it's important for us, before the presidential contest in 2016, to finally have immigration reform in place," Romney said, according to The Des Moines Register's Jennifer Jacobs. "I just don't think it's healthy for the country to continue to have this issue open and unresolved, particularly with so many families that are waiting for the answers." Romney said he was not for a "special"...
  • Romney aides blast 'hypocrites' who asked for cabinet jobs and are now trashing him

    11/24/2012 9:15:02 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 165 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 23, 2012 | Toby Harnden
    Former senior aides to Mitt Romney have hit back at the 'craven hypocrites' in the Republican party who just days before the election were clamouring for jobs in a Romney administration and are now belittling him. 'There were one or two well-known figures who were late committing to support him, were the most eager to curry favour when it looked like we would win and are now out there trashing the governor. (snip) But the other senior adviser, who declined to be named when criticising senior Republicans, singled out Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana and Newt Gingrich as among those...
  • The Message Romney Missed

    11/21/2012 6:23:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 21, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    The post mortems on the presidential campaign continue to pour in, the ones on the botched Romney effort the more interesting (and more depressing for those of us who supported him). President Obama was clearly vulnerable, and Mitt Romney clearly positioned to defeat him. So what went wrong? Let me add my analysis. Three words: Message. Messenger. Messaging. The messenger was flawed, unwilling to take risks, unprepared for the Obama political wrecking machine, left dazed and confused Election Night. If inept messaging could be deemed a felony, this campaign was a crime against humanity. I've never seen worse commercials more...
  • Gingrich Calls Romney’s Planned Speech ‘Presumptuous’ and ‘Insulting’

    04/24/2012 4:47:18 PM PDT · by VinL · 11 replies
    ABC ^ | 2-24-12 | Dover
    Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is hinging his troubled and indebted campaign on a win in Delaware tonight, telling reporters following him in North Carolina that he “will have something to say this evening once we see some results from today.” Gingrich hit the presumptive nominee, Mitt Romney, for giving a speech titled, “A Better America Begins Tonight,” which a senior Romney adviser said will show Romney in a “new light.” The senior adviser added that the general election campaign has begun. “I think it’s a very substantial mistake for Gov. Romney to be pretending these primaries aren’t occurring and...
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • Mitt Romney pulls a Clinton (Dec 21, 2007)

    04/16/2012 7:47:17 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Dec 21, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney caught in a Bill Clinton truth-telling moment. More proof of the constant lying of Mitt Romney
  • Mitt Romney Lies

    04/16/2012 9:03:05 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 12 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Feb 28, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney tried to connect with a Michigan Tea Party crowd by recalling a Golden Jubilee parade he attended as a child in Detroit...but the 2012 Republican Presidential candidate was born 9 months after the event. The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur breaks it down.
  • Mitt Romney caught on "hidden camera" (Mitt, Mormons, and Abortion Flip-Flops)

    04/13/2012 2:50:30 PM PDT · by FR_addict · 63 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 12, 2011 | Youtube
    Youtube video where Romney explains his and the Mormon Church's views on abortion.
  • See the Liar Romney Defend the Mandate BEFORE Obama was even Elected!

    04/12/2012 6:06:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 140 replies
    "Whoa Nellie! Where did THIS come from? The Fox News network, with its deep bench of producers, associate producers and “investigative journalists” didn’t have access to these video clips? Of course they did. The truth is that this is about as scandalous as the Machiavellianism their sister company Sky News engaged in their phone tapping/hacking scandal that caused Rupert Murdoch’s son James to resign in humiliation. Fox news apparently sat on these clips as though they didn’t exist – just as they CONCEALED the fact they damned well knew – that Mitt Romney repeatedly lied to us and his challengers...
  • Romney’s MA Jobs’ Initiative Directly Contributed to the 2008 Financial Crisis

    03/28/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Friday, March 23rd at 2:48PM EDT | BuckeyeTexan
    . . . . . Romney’s Jobs’ Initiative Worsened the Housing Crisis in Massachusetts So when President Bush’s administration was attempting to regulate GSEs to avert a financial crisis, Governor Romney’s affordable housing policies in Massachusetts were significantly contributing to the bad assets on the books of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston the number of subprime mortgage originations in Massachusetts spiked between 2003 and 2006 during Romney’s tenure as Governor of Massachusetts. Given that there were prominent conservative whistle-blowers warning about the potential dangers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...
  • Neil Cavuto Hammers Rick Santorum Over Obama/Romney Comparison

    03/23/2012 7:16:06 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Mediate ^ | March 23, 2012 | Alex Alvarez
    Rick Santorum entered into a shouting match on Neil Cavuto‘s show Friday afternoon, yelling in apparent frustration at the Fox News host after he’d been asked about his recent comment that we “might as well” have another term for Barack Obama than take a risk on Mitt Romney in the White House.
  • No, Senator Santorum, Obama and Romney aren’t the same

    03/23/2012 6:11:26 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 98 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 22, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    As someone who supports Rick Santorum for President, and who will caucus tomorrow in the next phase of Minnesota’s political process as a delegate, I understand the need to replace Barack Obama in 2012 in order to right the American ship of state and address the serious problems that Obama has either created, amplified, or ignored over the last three years. I do, however, wonder whether Senator Santorum understands that need. Yesterday, as Allahpundit noted with excellent analysis, Santorum told a Louisiana audience that if Mitt Romney won the nomination, we’d be better off sticking with what we’ve already got:...
  • Did Sununu Feign Romney's Tax & Spend Record to Fox News' Martha MacCallum?

    03/23/2012 3:16:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 9 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | March 22, 2012 | Tricia Erickson
    On today’s Martha MacCallum Fox News Channel interview, former (liberal state) New Hampshire Governor John Sununu made astonishing statements on Mitt Romney’s Massachusetts record that look to be the opposite of what Mitt Romney’s actual record has been reported to be. But don’t take my word for it, you decide: Sununu stated that as Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney cut spending and taxes: Romney consistently likes to paint himself as a turnaround artist in Massachusetts claiming he “closed a nearly $3 billion budget deficit without raising taxes” while Governor. The facts do not back this up. According to Jason Szep...
  • Romney’s Day to Relish Is Marred by Aide’s Gaffe

    03/22/2012 2:41:52 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies · 5+ views
    New York Times ^ | March 21, 2012 | EFF ZELENY and JIM RUTENBERG
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney sought to use the coveted endorsement of Jeb Bush on Wednesday to amplify his call for Republicans to rally behind his candidacy and get on with the mission of ousting President Obama............... But if the endorsement held the potential to further choke off the oxygen to Mr. Santorum’s insurgent candidacy, the Romney campaign inadvertently gave Mr. Santorum a new supply when a senior adviser went on CNN and seemed to suggest that Mr. Romney’s conservative positions in the primary season could change like an Etch a Sketch drawing. “I think you hit a reset button for...
  • What's Mitt Romney's biggest problem?

    03/14/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | Jack Cafferty
    Another Tuesday, another failure by Mitt Romney to line up the party faithful behind him. Not only did Romney lose yesterday's contests in Alabama and Mississippi, but he finished third in both, putting him behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Even though Romney remains well ahead in the delegate count and even though he'll still likely win the nomination, he just can't put those nagging doubts among conservatives to rest. CNN political contributor Paul Begala writes for The Daily Beast that Romney has gone from inevitable to unelectable: "Somebody strap him to the roof of one of his Cadillacs and...
  • Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics

    03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Mitt Romney’s transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, ya’ll-uttering good ol’ boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics — skeptical Southern party officials and pundits. “If you’re going to pander, at least pander well, and this isn’t pandering well,” said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about. “People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks...
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    03/12/2012 12:20:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    UnionLeader.com ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism. In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However,...
  • Romney loses temper at campaign stop in Chicago when questioned about role in same-sex "marriage"

    03/11/2012 3:39:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 70 replies
    On Tuesday, March 6 , Sandy Rios, talk-show host of WYLL in Chicago (AM 1160) attended a meeting with Mitt Romney, attended by about a dozen people. The meeting was very cordial and calm until she asked her question to Gov. Romney. Sandy asked a question about Romney's actions after the same-sex "marriage" ruling by the Mass. Supreme Judicial Court (which were reported in an Associated Press article and are well documented). She asked why Romney had the marriage certificates printed up with "Partner A and Partner B" instead of "husband and wife", even though there was no mandate (from...
  • How true are the claims being made by his campaign about Romney's 'conservatism'?

    03/10/2012 8:53:52 AM PST · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    MassResistance.com ^ | DECEMBER 31, 2007
    DECEMBER 31, 2007) MassResistance is the major pro-family activist group in Massachusetts. We've been fighting for pro-family causes here since the early 1990s. We saw the Romney administration close up (although very few social conservatives were actually involved in it). We're disturbed at recent claims that Romney's campaign is making about his record. We offer the following to set the record straight. (See our Romney Report, published in November 2006.) Basically, Mitt Romney campaigned - and governed - as a social liberal. Sodomy laws and domestic partner benefits. When campaigning for governor, Romney told the homosexual newspaper Bay Windows that...
  • BREAKING: Mitt Romney Urged Obama to Embrace the Individual Mandate

    03/02/2012 4:15:43 PM PST · by red flanker · 140 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | March 2, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    Had Michigan not been as close, the Democrats would have waited to spring this on us in the general election. Luckily we have it now and I hope Ohio voters are paying attention. In July 2009, Mitt Romney wrote an op-ed in USA Today urging Barack Obama to usean individual mandate at the national level to control healthcare costs. On the campaign trail now, Mitt Romney says the individual mandate is appropriate for Massachusetts, but not the nation. Repeatedly in debates, Romney has said he opposes a national individual mandate. But back in 2009, as Barack Obama was formulating his...
  • GOP Primary blunders beginning to look like Obstruction

    03/02/2012 5:06:42 AM PST · by publius321 · 19 replies · 217+ views
    http://youtu.be/jhiU_-SGajI ^ | 3/2/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The blunders and delays in declaring the winner and allocation of delegates are looking more than coincidental - the more frequently occur. They all benefit Mitt Romney. video)
  • Rush: Romney is winning like a liberal

    03/02/2012 5:32:36 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 20 replies · 192+ views
    Rush | February 29th | Rush
    This is a side comment about something Rush said the other day: Santorum won 57 out of 83 counties. That's an incredible percentage, and it reminds me of the map of the United States, red and blue by county, when you look at that after a presidential race. The whole country is red (signifying Republican) except LA, San Francisco, Seattle, Miami, Washington, New York, Boston, Chicago and Detroit. The Republicans win 80% of America's counties and lose the White House. Santorum won 57 out of 83 counties. And, as of now, Santorum, while losing the popular vote, has won seven...
  • Gingrich Camp: Romney a 'Pavlovian' Liar

    02/29/2012 11:13:55 AM PST · by Red Steel · 34 replies · 1+ views
    newsmax ^ | Tuesday, 28 Feb 2012 05:10 PM | Martin Gould
    Mitt Romney resorts to lying every time he is cornered, two former congressmen who support his rival, Newt Gingrich, claim in a letter sent to influential newspapers in Super Tuesday states. Former Reps. Bob Walker and J.C. Watts asked the papers to bear in mind 18 instances in which either Romney or his super PAC, Restore Our Future, have spouted what they call “falsehoods.” “Governor Romney’s negative attack mentality, unfortunately, is a reflection of his own persona,” Watts and Walker say in the letter sent to leading newspapers in Georgia, Ohio, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Washington state. All have primaries next...
  • The Trouble With Mitt

    02/20/2012 1:19:49 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 32 replies
    Ricochet ^ | Febrauary 17, 2012 | Ben Domenech
    John Hinderaker encapsulates an assumption which has started to take hold among many of Mitt Romney’s backers: that the fault for what appears to be an increasingly likely 2012 election loss lies with conservatives for making this a real primary. Speaking of the see-saw of not-Romney candidates, he writes: The same pattern has been repeated more than once during the current, discouraging presidential nominating process. If the GOP loses this year’s presidential contest, the party will have no one to blame but its own activists. I'm hearing this meme repeated by many increasingly dejected Romney supporters around Washington, D.C. See,...
  • Who in God's Name is Mitt Romney?

    02/20/2012 1:52:52 AM PST · by AnTiw1 · 13 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Frank Rich
    Back in the thick of the 2008 Republican presidential race, I asked a captain of American finance what he had made of Mitt Romney when they were young colleagues at Bain & Company. “Mitt was a nice guy, a smart businessman, and an excellent team player,” he ­responded without missing a beat. Then came the CEO’s one footnote, delivered with bemusement, not pique: “Still, whenever the rest of us would go out at the end of the day, we’d always find ourselves having the same conversation: None of us had any idea who this guy was.” Here we are in...
  • Mitt Romney: “Michigan’s Trees are Just the Right Height”

    02/18/2012 10:41:52 AM PST · by CASchack · 56 replies
    Spyders Den ^ | 02/17/12 | bhypes
    Mitt Romney, during campaign stops in Michigan yesterday, embraced his Michigan roots for all they’re worth. As he watches his popularity plummet in the state in which he grew up, he seems to be grasping at anything to keep from sinking any further. Romney tried to hit all the right buttons in order to resonate with Michigan voters leading up to their February 28 primary, by making himself one of them again. “I was born and raised here. I love being in Michigan,” Mr. Romney said. ”Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are...
  • Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class [This Demographic: Trails Santorum 36%-23%]

    02/16/2012 10:19:04 PM PST · by Steelfish · 8 replies
    Romney Struggling To Attract White Working Class By ALAN FRAM Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party's drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal. The wealthy former Bain Capital chief has led his rivals by comfortable margins among white college graduates, according to combined polls of voters in the first five states that held presidential nominating contests. But the exit and entry surveys showed only a modest Romney advantage among whites who lack college degrees, the yardstick...
  • Mitt Romney could be stripped of Maine win

    02/17/2012 2:42:47 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 80 replies · 3+ views
    CBS ^ | February 16, 2012 | Brian Montopoli
    Last Saturday, the Maine Republican Party declared Mitt Romney the winner of the Maine caucuses. The non-binding caucuses were a low turnout affair, but Romney's victory over Ron Paul - who he beat by less than 200 votes - was a chance for Romney to reclaim some momentum in the wake of Rick Santorum's three-state sweep four days earlier. Now, however, it looks like Romney could ultimately be stripped of that victory. If that happens, it will be the second time this cycle Romney has been stripped of a caucus victory. The first came in Iowa, where Santorum was declared...
  • Romney's Slide Among Independents Continues

    02/16/2012 4:26:17 AM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 25 replies
    The Compost via RCP ^ | February 13th
    As I’ve been noting here, one key metric to determine whether the prolonged GOP nomination process is damaging Mitt Romney’s general election prospects is his standing among independents, many of whom remain sour on Obama’s economic performance. Today’s new Pew poll offers another installment. The topline is striking enough — it finds that Rick Santorum is surging among Tea Partyers and conservatives, again suggesting that they just can’t come to terms with Romney as the nominee.
  • Romney Attempts to Convince Palin He's 'Conservative Enough'

    02/15/2012 11:42:33 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 15, 2012 | Alicia M. Cohn, The Hill
    Mitt Romney on Wednesday defended his conservative bona fides following doubts expressed by Sarah Palin. The former Alaskan governor and vice presidential candidate told Fox News Sunday that she is "not convinced" by Romney's conservative instincts, indicating he may not be conservative "enough" for her. "And I don't think that the majority of GOP and Independent voters are convinced, and that is why you don't see Romney get over that hump," she said. (VIDEO AT LINK) "I'm not quite sure what she'd be referring to," Romney responded Wednesday, also on Fox News. "I'm pro-life, pro-traditional marriage, I believe in the...
  • Romney's share of pork

    02/14/2012 7:03:27 PM PST · by writer33 · 11 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 02/14/12 | Andrew Miga
    WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney takes a hard line against congressional earmarks, but the Republican presidential candidate had a more favorable view of federal pork-barrel spending as governor of Massachusetts. Under Romney's leadership, Massachusetts sought tens of millions of dollars in earmarks for transportation projects through the state's congressional delegation. A prime example was the $30 million his administration requested to renovate the historic Longfellow Bridge over the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston.
  • Romney says he's "Severely Conservative".

    02/13/2012 3:35:33 PM PST · by publius321 · 25 replies
    Romney said he was "severely conservative" in a deep blue state. What the hell does that mean? That doesn't have a positive sound to it. What is so severe about being correct? The Murdoch media keeps telling us that we conservatives are not yet convinced that Moot is conservative - as though if Romney just teaks that speech of his a little more here and a little bip and tuch there - THEN - er will all capitulate our sense and get aboard the Romney express. The pundits want to keep this clown in the game so badly. I don't...
  • "Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"

    02/12/2012 11:20:42 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 79 replies · 2+ views
    Free Republic Exclusive | February 13, 2012 | Lancey Howard
    On Friday, Ann Coulter turned up on Medved's radio show to talk about Mitt Romney. During the interview Coulter claimed that conservatives aren't going for Mitt because he's "too square". Coulter has not only jumped the shark by endorsing Romney in the first place, she's gone stupid. Conservatives don't like Romney for one obvious, glaring reason: he can't be trusted. Ann (along with many other Romney supporters) has become expert at providing lame excuses and explanations for Romney's past proclamations that he was "more gay-friendly" than Teddy Kennedy, has "always supported a woman's right to choose", and "doesn't want to...
  • Romney's Dirty Tricks Campaign Makes Santorum's Pro-Life Vote Sound Like a Pro-Abortion Vote.

    02/11/2012 6:00:21 AM PST · by dangus · 15 replies · 1+ views
    HR 796 ^ | 2/11/12 | Dangus
    H.R. 796, which Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich voted for, was intended to preserve the right of pro-lifers to protest at abortion clinics. In 1993, President Clinton proposed a law, supposedly to protect abortion clinics from violence. In reality, the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act has been used to prevent pro-lifers from coming anywhere near abortion clinics, stifling their first-amendment rights. Pro-life Republicans and moderate Democrats (they existed back then) attempted passage of H.R. 796 to head off this threat to constitutional liberties. The bill would still create a federal law to prevent the physical obstruction of clinic...
  • Mitt Romney uses the word ‘conservative’ more than 20 times in 25-minute speech

    02/10/2012 3:26:13 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 58 replies · 1+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 2/10/12 | Houston Chronicle
    Mitt Romney sent a clear, unambiguous message to hundreds of conservative activists gathered for the 2012 Conservative Political Action Committee, the largest annual gathering of conservative activists. He’s a conservative. The man mocked as a “Massachusetts moderate” (or worse) by his Republican presidential rivals used his family values, business background and experience as Massachusetts governor to defend his conservative bona fides. Romney used the word conservative more than 20 times in a span of 25 minutes.
  • Mitt Romney mixes up Solyndra and Keystone pipeline

    02/08/2012 4:22:25 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 2/2/12 | Felicia Sonmez
    Oops. Mitt Romney made a minor slip-up at a campaign event here Wednesday afternoon when he mixed up the name of a pipeline project favored by Republicans and the name of the Obama abminsitration-backed solar firm that the GOP argues has become symbolic of the White House’s failed policies.
  • Day after losses, Romney says he's better tea party candidate than GOP rivals

    02/08/2012 3:32:44 PM PST · by mdittmar · 94 replies
    StarTribune ^ | February 8, 2012 | STEVE PEOPLES , Associated Press
    ATLANTA - Mitt Romney says he's a better tea party candidate than his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination.The former Massachusetts governor lashed out at Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum on Wednesday, the day after losing contests in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado.Romney says his opponents are members of a Republican Party that had lost its way. He says spending on lawmakers' pet projects doubled under Gingrich, a former House speaker. He says Santorum, a former senator, was a major proponent of that type of spending.Romney says the tea party movement was created to fight Washington insiders who spend too much...
  • Mitt Romney Says He ‘Wasn’t There’ to Respond to Attacks (Mitt is delusional about losses...)

    02/08/2012 3:13:30 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2/8/12 | Emily Friedman
    Mitt Romney, asked if there were any lessons learned in the wake of losing all three Republican voting contests Tuesday night, said that he simply “wasn’t there to respond” to former Sen. Rick Santorum’s attacks in the days leading up to voting. But today, speaking to reporters on a tarmac in Atlanta, where he flew from Colorado after losses in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado Tuesday night, he did not hesitate to go on offense, accusing two chief GOP rivals of behaving “like Democrats.”
  • Romney gets a wake-up call from Republican voters (When will Drudge-Rhoades attack Rick?)

    02/08/2012 2:52:11 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | 2/8/12 | Steve Holland
    Mitt Romney acknowledged on Wednesday that his path to the Republican presidential nomination is not going to be easy after three shock losses to newly ascendant rival Rick Santorum. A day after Santorum beat him in Colorado, Minnesota and Missouri, Romney attempted to play down the results, saying his campaign did not devote a lot of time and money to the three state nominating contests and chose to compete strongly elsewhere.
  • Romney, Dems go back and forth on contraception (Prelude- Mitt can't run from his past)

    02/07/2012 2:27:40 PM PST · by VinL · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 2-7-12 | Burns
    The dueling press releases from Mitt Romney's campaign and the DNC this afternoon shed light on a new issue in the campaign: contraception. At a campaign event in Colorado last night, Romney criticized the Obama administration's new contraception benefit rule, calling the decision "a violation of conscience." The DNC shot back today with a press release saying Romney's campaign "misleads" on the issue, pointing out that Massachusetts's health care law kept in place a similar contraception mandate. "Romney is being hypocritical criticizing the President on contraception when his health care law kept in place a similar state mandate," the release...
  • Will Mitt Romney Repeal Obamacare?

    02/05/2012 9:07:49 PM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 37 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | February 5, 2012 | Larry Walker, Jr.
    * Does a President have that authority?* By: Larry Walker, Jr. *In his Nevada victory speech, Mitt Romney once again publicly declared, “I will repeal Obamacare”. How so? Will Willard Mitt Romney single-handedly repeal Obamacare?Although I am in favor of repealing Obamacare, and replacing it with a free-market solution, the last time I checked the Constitution, I wasn’t able to locate any passage granting the President of the United States the sole authority for repealing any law. Frankly I’m tired of hearing the same old false promise over and over again.The truth is that in order to repeal or amend...
  • Vote Problems in Nevada Caucus?

    02/04/2012 8:31:27 PM PST · by advance_copy · 35 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC.com ^ | 2/4/12
    At 10:45pm, MSNBC reported that 21% of the votes were in. Romney with 3642 votes (39%), and Gingrich with 2573 vote (27%). Here is the screen shot: And here is the screen shot with a time stamp: Six minutes later, at 10:51pm, MSNBC reported that only 19% of the votes were in -- Romney with 3569 votes (42%) and Gingrich with 2059 votes (25%). Here is the screen shot: And here is the screen shot with a time stamp:
  • Romney in Context - The candidate’s rhetoric needs a safety net

    02/04/2012 5:14:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Stephen F. Hayes
    On October 1, 2010, former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney described the genius of the American idea and lauded its results. “No nation has done more to lift people out of poverty than this nation,” he said in remarks at Benedetto’s, an Italian restaurant in Tampa, Florida. “Our free enterprise system has lifted billions out of poverty.” Romney spoke at a “Reclaiming America Rally” for Marco Rubio, then a candidate for the Senate. It was one of three events Romney did that day with Rubio. The two men chatted in the kitchen before their remarks to a crowd that spilled into...
  • Romney Is Kerry. Or Maybe Gore.

    02/04/2012 5:08:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | February 1, 2012 | Jacob Weisberg
    He’s too handsome, too rich, and too pompous to win the hearts of ordinary Americans.Republicans are doing something quite strange at the moment. They are in the process of choosing a candidate whom hardly any of them actually likes. Though Mitt Romney won the Florida primary handily yesterday, rumbles of dissatisfaction with him continue.* Romney isn’t so much winning the Republican nomination as having it default to him for lack of any compelling alternative. The case for voting for Romney goes as follows: Of the Republican presidential candidates, he is the only one with any real chance of defeating President...
  • Romney continues to push myth that he didn’t attack in S.C.

    02/03/2012 11:04:45 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 16 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 2/3/12 | William Jacobson
    Mitt Romney has outspent Newt Gingrich on negative advertising in every state, starting in Iowa, and was the first to go negative every time. Yet Romney, with absolute conviction, continues to say that the reason he lost South Carolina was that he was outspent by Newt, which is not true. Last night on Hannity, Romney took the false line about being outspent in South Carolina to a new level, claiming that he lost because he stayed positive and failed to respond to attacks on him (video, at 6:20)(embed added at link): Romney: … The mistake I made in South Carolina...
  • Romney not running a campaign that will unite the GOP: he won't run on his record and trashes others

    01/31/2012 7:05:00 PM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 34 replies
    1/31/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist
    Instead of appealing to voters to vote for him based upon x,y and z, he panders for votes by trying to increase his opponents negatives (as in FL) above his own by massively outspending them on negative ads. This approach has led to his negatives skyrocketing and his positives declining among independents and moderates. Fivethirtyeight and others have been monitoring this, and it isn't pretty. With each battle won (temporarily in Iowa and now Florida), he is headed to surpassing Obama's negatives or having lower positives (some show he already has) and he will ultimately lose against Obama if he...
  • Ann Romney talks up Mitt Romney's conservatism (Hurl Hazard)

    01/31/2012 7:37:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Politico ^ | January 31, 2012 | Tim Mak
    An exuberant Ann Romney said on the evening of her husband’s Florida primary win Tuesday that she was amused by attacks on the former Massachusetts governor that characterized him as a “moderate” or a “liberal.” “It’s been funny to me. What’s next, a communist? I don’t know, it’s been humorous,” she said with a laugh during an interview with CNN moments before the network called the state for Mitt Romney. “We are looking forward to a win tonight.” Ann Romney said that she knew where Mitt’s true beliefs lay. “I know where his values are on a personal level. He...
  • FL Primary -- LIVE THREAD

    01/31/2012 10:01:12 AM PST · by tomkat · 1,192 replies
    FreeRepublic | Waterloo Tuesday | FReepers
    Have at it y'all ! Hey Florida -- let's show the Nation and all the RINO slugs some TeaPower today ! This one oughta be good for a couple thousand ! ( oy, my poor ping page ! )
  • Mitt and the White Horse Prophecy

    01/29/2012 11:00:31 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 175 replies
    salon ^ | 1/29/2012 | SALLY DENTON
    Romney avoids mentioning it, but [Joseph] Smith ran for president in 1844 as an independent commander in chief of an “army of God” advocating the overthrow of the U.S. government in favor of a Mormon-ruled theocracy. Challenging Democrat James Polk and Whig Henry Clay, Smith prophesied that if the U.S. Congress did not accede to his demands that “they shall be broken up as a government and God shall damn them.” Smith viewed capturing the presidency as part of the mission of the church. He had predicted the emergence of “the one Mighty and Strong” — a leader who would...