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  • Romney Rides To Rescue For Roberts In Tight Kansas Senate Race (Good Lord!)

    09/11/2014 7:13:39 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 19 replies
    talkingpointsmemo.com ^ | 9/11/14 | Dylan Scott
    As part of the growing GOP effort to save Sen. Pat Roberts (R-KS), Mitt Romney is now making robocalls on the incumbent senator's behalf. The Associated Press reported that Romney's recorded call would reach 400,000 Kansas residents this week. The 2012 Republican presidential nominee calls Roberts, who faces a stiff re-election challenge from independent candidate Greg Orman after Democratic nominee Chad Taylor dropped out of the race last week, a trusted conservative and says that he is needed to block the Democratic agenda, according to the AP.
  • 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"...
  • The Ghost of Mitt Romney Returns

    11/03/2013 2:44:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 78 replies
    Yahoo! News / The Atlantic Wire ^ | November 3, 2013 | Connor Simpson
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney returned to the Sunday shows almost exactly one year since he lost the election to Barack Obama, only to attack the President and call his second term into question. The former Republican politician wasted no time attacking the President over his rocky Obamacare roll out during his appearance on NBC's Meet the Press. "The president failed to learn the lessons that came from the experience in Massachusetts," Romney said, repeating that he thinks a state-by-state healthcare plan would work better. Romney then launched into a greater attack on the President's "you can keep your...
  • Viewed as out of touch, GOP gathers forces to plot rebirth (And guess which way they want to go)

    01/17/2013 1:05:09 PM PST · by cizinec · 64 replies
    Washington Times ^ | January 16, 2013 | Seth McLaughlin
    Kevin Madden, a GOP strategist who worked on Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign last year, said the retreat gives lawmakers a chance to start laying the groundwork necessary to re-establish the GOP brand. “Right now, we are caught in a vicious cycle of just reacting to events that happen in two-week increments. Instead, we have to look at our challenge of rebuilding in a much more comprehensive fashion,” Mr. Madden said. “What is the positive impression that we want voters to have two years from now, and then four years from now, when we have another presidential election?” SNIP Ford O’Connell,...
  • 40 Points That Prove That Barack Obama And Mitt Romney Are Essentially The Same Candidate

    08/19/2012 7:06:50 PM PDT · by grundle · 194 replies
    activistpost.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | Michael Snyder
    What a depressing choice the American people are being presented with this year. We are at a point in our history where we desperately need a change of direction in the White House, and we are guaranteed that we are not going to get it. The Democrats are running the worst president in American history, and the Republicans are running a guy who is almost a carbon copy of him. The fact that about half the country is still supporting Barack Obama shows how incredibly stupid and corrupt the American people have become. No American should have ever cast a...
  • RNC Convention Speakers Feature Rice, Martinez, Haley in Star-Studded Lineup

    08/06/2012 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Sounds like fun already ... the Tampa Bay Times released the names of some of the speakers slated for the RNC convention in Tampa later this month, and it looks to be a promising lineup. The Times reported that, as of now, it's unclear where these speakers are slotted, and the rest of the lineup--including the keynote speaker--remains unknown. Names so far include conservative powerhouses New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is also speaking. Here's a portion of the Times report: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary...
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Wealthy Conservatives Working to Unseat Obama, Take Back Senate

    06/30/2012 11:32:33 PM PDT · by Innovative · 18 replies
    The New American ^ | June 29, 2012 | Bob Adelmann
    Las Vegas casino magnate Sheldon Adelson announced his intention on Friday to give $10 million to political action committees controlled by Charles and David Koch who in turn are themselves giving substantial sums to unseat President Obama and turn control of the Senate back to the Republican Party. Adelson's intentions are to give upwards of $100 million in support of conservative causes. He explained: What scares me is the continuation of the socialist-style economy we've been experiencing for almost four years. That scares me because the redistribution of wealth is the path to more socialism, and to more of the...
  • Santorum: Romneycare 'hasn't worked in Mass'- 'voting for Romney over Obama a clear choice for me'

    06/30/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 200 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | June 29, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee /
    Santorum, however, noted that Romney has vowed to repeal Obama's health care law. He said voting for Romney over Obama is a "clear choice for me."
  • MEET THE NEW MITT SAME AS THE OLD MITT

    06/27/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 98 replies
    Ringside Politics ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Now that Mitt Romney has secured the GOP nomination, he is obviously free to be himself. His masquerade as a conservative is over as he has returned to many of the moderate to liberal stances he held as Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. He has also returned to being the polite politician who treats his Democratic opponents with respect. Mitt Romney only gets nasty against other Republicans. In the GOP primary, the Governor eviscerated his opponents with high priced, non-stop, hard hitting attacks. He is not employing the same tactics in his general election showdown against President Obama,...
  • Aides soft-pedal Romney remarks to donors

    04/16/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    AP via SacBee ^ | 4/16/12 | DAVID ESPO and ALAN FRAM Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Mitt Romney's aides soft-pedaled his latest tax pronouncements on Monday, insisting he wasn't tipping his hand when he told donors privately that he might seek to end the tax break for mortgages on second homes and curb other deductions for the wealthy as part of tax reform. "He was just discussing ideas that came up on the campaign trail," said former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri, a frequent campaign surrogate. The remarks, made at a closed-door fundraiser in Florida and overheard by reporters, did not mark any "change in policy," Talent said on a conference call with reporters....
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • The Romney Machine moves on

    03/05/2012 2:47:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | March 5, 2012 | James Lucier
    .....Everywhere Romney goes, he gets the strong support of the manipulators of the political apparatus--the elected politicians, the party committee officials, the staffers who hope their bosses will stay in office, the pollsters, the paid political consultants and Republican-leaning pundits who want to keep their sources. Like Obama, these Republican politicos look down on Santorum as the embarrassing, ne'er-do-well sibling who doesn't know when it's time to leave. They find his surge of support by the dumb party faithful as an annoyance. In the same way, the party operatives see Newt Gingrich, the one-time Speaker of the U.S. House of...
  • Mitt Romney is Attempting to Destroy the Republican Party

    02/18/2012 3:00:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2012 | JD Rucker
    [Big SNIP] ....If Romney can't win, he'll be certain that the person who beat him is so damaged, so beaten up by his negative campaign ads that they will have no chance against Obama. Unfortunately for Republicans, it creates a lose-lose situation. Mitt Romney cannot defeat Obama. His flipping and flopping is well documented and will be highlighted by the Obama campaign as the signature of one with a lack of character. He is such a poor speaker in interviews that he attempted to appeal to the middle class by trying to bet Rick Perry $10,000 and later saying that,...
  • Palin 'not convinced' Romney a conservative

    02/13/2012 5:39:41 AM PST · by GVnana · 26 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/12/2012 | Mike Lillis
    In a blow to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, Sarah Palin said Sunday that she's "not convinced" the former Massachusetts governor is conservative enough to do Republicans' bidding in the White House. Palin, the former governor of Alaska, said the GOP presidential field remains wide open because Romney's past positions on healthcare, abortion and other issues have been moderate-to-liberal, leaving Republicans confused about what he'd do as commander-in-chief. "Most voters in the GOP, and Independents, we will want to see that candidate who we can trust will just inherently, instinctively turn right – always err on the side of conservatism," Palin...
  • Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll!

    02/11/2012 1:38:00 PM PST · by Rudder · 235 replies
    Feb 11, 2012 | Rudder
    Romney wins CPAC with 38%.
  • George Will On Romney: The Republicans Have Found Their Michael Dukakis

    10/23/2011 8:29:08 PM PDT · by Eagle Forgotten · 66 replies · 1+ views
    Mediaite ^ | October 23, 2011 | James Crugnale
    In a stinging comparison that is sure to leave a mark, on Sunday’s This Week With Christiane Amanpour, George Will said the rise of Herman Cain had a lot to do with Republicans coming to the realization that Mitt Romney is their Michael Dukakis. “A technocratic Massachusetts governor running on competence, not ideology,” Will observed.
  • Cain: Romney not a 'staunch conservative'

    10/15/2011 10:18:50 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 64 replies
    Politico ^ | October 14, 2011 | Alexander Burns
    Herman Cain took a swipe at Mitt Romney's health care record Friday, telling radio host Michael Smerconish that the on-and-off GOP frontrunner isn't a "staunch conservative." Here's how Cain responded when Smerconish asked if he would agree with Rush Limbaugh that Romney's not a "true conservative": I don’t think he’s a staunch conservative because he’s changed his position on too many things over the years. The other thing is, if you just look at Romneycare in Massachusetts, no matter how much he tries to pretend that it was supposed to be good for Massachusetts, a conservative would never have signed...
  • Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman (Rep. Grimm of NY)

    10/15/2011 10:00:03 PM PDT · by Clairity · 38 replies
    International Business Times ^ | Oct 11, 2011 | Maggie Astor
    Full Title: Mitt Romney Endorsed By Tea Party Congressman: 'Republicans Need to Understand This Is About Winning' ...what is significant is that Grimm -- who represents Staten Island and part of Brooklyn -- is conservative and a self-identified Tea Party supporter, which is exactly the demographic that Romney has had trouble wooing. The significance of Grimm's endorsement is the message that came with it: that Republicans should nominate a candidate who can beat President Obama, even if that candidate is not the most conservative of the bunch.
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • CNN: Conservative group to target Romney

    10/05/2011 12:23:09 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 174 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 10/05/2011 | Paul Steinhauser
    First on CNN: Conservative group to target Romney "If you support the principles of the Republican Party platform, as I do, then it's important that we make sure the GOP nominates someone who has supported and fought for those principles. On almost every single important issue facing America today, Mitt Romney has fought against conservatives and Republicans. He's been a liberal on fiscal issues, a liberal on social issues, and a liberal on national security issues," says Lloyd Marcus, Chairman of Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, in a statement to CNN. EXCERPTED - Read Full Story HERE And here's the...
  • Mitt Romney to report raising up to $13 million, lower than previous quarter and 2008 pace

    09/29/2011 11:37:38 AM PDT · by Hawk720 · 5 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 09/29/2011 | Matt Viser
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is on pace to raise between $11 million and $13 million for the latest fund-raising quarter, a haul that would be much lower than the $18.2 million haul he brought in during the previous three months, according to a source familiar with the campaign’s finances. Romney’s strong performance in a trio of recent debates had helped his fund-raising by motivating his existing supporters, but it was not enough to move some of the fence-sitters over to his camp, according to the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the campaign has not publicly...
  • Mitt Romney presses on as Chris Christie fever rages (Poor, poor baby! :sheds a tear:)

    09/29/2011 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Marie · 8 replies
    LA Times ^ | 28SEP11 | James Oliphant
    Right now, it’s not easy being Mitt Romney. Every time he turns around, conservatives are looking for someone new to embrace, someone Who Isn’t Him. This week, following Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s partial implosion at the Orlando, Fla., GOP debate, the hot ticket is Chris Christie. On Wednesday, Romney had his game face on when asked about Christie, who continues to deny he’s running even as calls for such a candidacy from some in the Republican establishment grow louder and louder. Initially, Romney suggested to the crew on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that the media were just stirring up trouble, but...
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • Mitt Romney changes tactics (Romney says economic malaise "not all the result of" Obama)

    07/24/2011 10:40:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 53 replies
    Deseret News, Salt Lake City, Utah ^ | 2011-07-22 | Jamshid Ghazi Askar
    SALT LAKE CITY — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is taking a new approach to hammering Pres. Barack Obama and campaigning in Iowa. Romney seems to be choosing his words more carefully as he verbally attacks Obama, Politico concludes in an article published Thursday. The piece compares a Romney campaign stop in Pennsylvania last month with his visit Wednesday to Southern California. "Romney spoke Wednesday in front of a long-defunct mall near Los Angeles, and repeatedly pointed out that the mall's closure wasn't entirely Obama's fault. 'Obviously, the challenges here are not all the result of the current administration,' Romney...
  • Mitt Romney visits North Hollywood as Rick Perry hits Century City

    07/21/2011 1:10:26 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Southern California Public Radio ^ | July 20, 2011 | Frank Stoltze | KPCC
    Boarded-up shops and a nearly empty parking lot provided the backdrop for former Masschusetts' Gov. Mitt Romney’s visit today to a struggling shopping center near the intersection of Victory and Laurel Canyon boulevards. Romney, presumed to be among the leading Republican contenders for the presidency in 2012, said President Barack Obama’s economic policies have contributed to the decline of this and many other malls across America. “Proposing raising taxes did not put people back to work. Obamacare made it less likely for employers to want to hire people. The talk about cap-and-trade and higher energy costs made it less likely...
  • Romney Strikes a Blow Against Romney

    07/07/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Any candidate for president can fall victim to occasional stumbles, lapses, gaffes and clunkers. But Mitt Romney has a shot at raising ineptitude to an art form. The other day, he had to answer a question about how the economy has fared under the current administration. Before he was done, though, Romney managed to give the impression that if he dove off a dock, he'd miss the water. He also undermined his chief assets in the campaign: a supposed mastery of economic issues and a reputation for competence. Over and over, the former Massachusetts governor has accused President Barack Obama...
  • Romney flip-flops on charges against Obama

    07/01/2011 11:47:22 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 45 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/1/11 | Corbett B. Daly
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney on Thursday backtracked on a central theme of his presidential campaign: that President Obama has made a struggling U.S. economy even worse. "I didn't say that things are worse," Romney said at a press conference in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
  • Mitt Romney’s pinch of humor falls flat in N.H. (Later admits being untruthful)

    06/15/2011 5:26:03 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 73 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | June 15, 2011 | Gayle Fee And Laura Raposa with Megan Johnson
    Mitt Romney’s pinch of humor falls flat in N.H. "Gov. Mitt Romney. The GOP presidential candidate, fresh off a win at the debate in Manchester, N.H., yesterday popped into Mary Ann’s Diner in Derry, where he thought he’d win over the waitresses by pretending one of them tried to grab his butt. During the photo op in front of the jukebox with the poodle skirt-wearing gals, Romney suddenly jumped forward with a startled look on his face, and said, “Oh, my goodness!” For the record, not one of startled servers did pinch an inch. “I would never do that,” one...
  • Ohio money flowing to Palin, Romney: Palin has collected $58K in the state, Romney has received $50K

    06/12/2011 9:13:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | June 12, 2011 | Jessica Wehrman
    The first votes for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination are still months away, but Ohioans have already given nearly a quarter of a million dollars to would-be candidates, including $58,000 to “SarahPAC,” former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin’s political action committee. Trailing just behind Palin in cash from Ohioans is former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s “Free and Strong America PAC,” which has received $50,000. Ohio, long a bellwether in presidential politics, isn’t necessarily considered a must-win for Republican primary candidates. But the enthusiasm a candidate musters in the Buckeye state — including financial contributions — can be indicative of how they’ll...
  • Wow: Romney to skip Iowa straw poll (Iowa GOP chief not pleased)

    06/09/2011 7:35:17 PM PDT · by techno · 34 replies
    hot air ^ | June 9, 2011 | techno
    Mr. Romney's campaign said he would still compete in Iowa's caucuses, now slated February, 2012. But the former Massachusetts governor's absence from the Aug. 13 straw poll will likely diminish his chances, some Iowa officials say, while raising the odds that whoever wins the poll will be best positioned to claim the status as Mr. Romney's top rival for the nomination. According to 2008 election-day surveys, 60% of Iowa caucus-goers called themsevles evangelical or born-again Christians. In the New Hampshire primary, the figure was 23%. In the general election that year, about a quarter of voters in both parties were...
  • Alec Baldwin goes on Twitter spree, claims ‘Romney has the best chance’

    06/04/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    YahooNews (The Daily Caller) ^ | 6/4/2011 | Laura Donovan
    A week after his Twitter debut, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin tweeted heavily about politics and 2012 presidential contenders, possibly indicating that he himself will run for office in 2012. The actor, who said earlier this year that he’s “very, very interested” in a political position, is rumored to be leaving “30 Rock” when his contract expires in 2012, just in time for the election. “I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope ‘30 Rock’ goes on forever,” Baldwin wrote in a Huffington Post piece in April. Baldwin...
  • Only Sarah Palin can Derail Mitt Romney [Interesting Tea Leaves]

    06/04/2011 10:32:13 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 58 replies
    Pollinsider ^ | June 3, 2011 | pollinsider
    Only Sarah Palin can Derail Mitt RomneyPosted: June 3, 2011 | Author: pollinsider | Filed under: General | 1 Comment »So, I may be about to get Dick Morris on you, but my official prediction is that Obama will be facing either Romney or Palin in 2012. If Palin does not end up running, Mitt Romney wins the nomination.First, if Sarah Palin does not run, Mitt Romney will be the nominee. I believe she will but, but of course many in the establishment see “no signs” that she is interested in such a race. Polling suggest that, surprisingly, Mitt Romney...
  • Christie, Palin and Perry Steal the Spotlight.

    06/02/2011 7:25:16 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | June 1, 2011, 12:24 PM ET. | Patrick O'Connor
    Wanna run for president? Don’t make the mistake of announcing a campaign. Just look at those poor souls roaming Iowa and New Hampshire in search of Republican voters. They have considerable resumes and, in many cases, a pricey campaign team, but they made the grave error of actually telling people they’re seeking the Republican nomination. On Thursday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will join their ranks when he makes it official in New Hampshire. Meanwhile, a former Alaska governor who didn’t complete an entire term and two current governors who have expressed little-to-no interest in the race continue to garner...
  • Palin in New Hampshire tomorrow on the same day as Romney announcement for running for President

    06/01/2011 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    Real Clear Politics Reporter Scott Conroy. RealClearScott Palin in NH tomorrow on Romney's announcement day. Total coincidence. Just like her planned IA & SC visits. Oh boy it's on!
  • President Romney? Mitt is GOP’s best shot (Barf Alert)

    06/01/2011 2:10:51 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 88 replies
    marketwatch,com ^ | 6/1/11 | Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Romney. How does that sound? Better than President Gingrich, President Pawlenty or even President Palin? You betcha. Why? Because for all his flip-flopping and lack of charisma, Mitt Romney is a serious person — an “adult” in today’s political parlance — with a real track record of accomplishment. This week, Romney actually showed what any serious Republican hopeful in the 2012 presidential election campaign needs to show: the beginnings of a backbone. It looks like Romney may have flipped his last flop on what is supposed to be the bane of his existence, the statewide health-care...
  • NHDP tweaks Mitt with 'flip-flop' t-shirts

    05/31/2011 12:19:09 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 3 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 5-31-11 | JOHN DiSTASO
    TUESDAY UPDATE: TWEAKING MITT. With Mitt Romney set to formally announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday in Stratham, the state Democratic Party is ramping up its attacks on the former Massachusetts governor. Later today, the party will announce the availability of “Two Sides of Mitt Romney” t-shirts on its web site. The front of the shirt says: “Mitt Romney: pro-health care reform; pro-individual mandate; pro-Recovery Act; pro-immigration reform; pro-cap and trade; pro-gay rights.” On the back of the shirt, the same issues are listed but with an “anti-” prefix before each one. The party lists several news reports from this...
  • Mitt Romney Saved by the Bell in Iowa as Burned Popcorn Triggers Fire Alarm

    05/27/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 5/27/11 | NewsCore
    Mitt Romney's speech to supporters in Des Moines Friday was cut short by a fire drill thanks to a bag of burning microwave popcorn. The former Massachusetts governor and soon-to-be official 2012 presidential candidate was fielding questions about his commitment to the first-in-the-nation state at Des Moines' State Historical Society of Iowa building when a fire drill forced him to cut his appearance short. "Discretion is the better part of valor," Romney said, urging people to head outside as the alarm sounded in the background. "I wasn't trying to get out of tough questions, I promise," he said later.
  • Romney to announce in New Hampshire next Thursday

    05/26/2011 5:19:13 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 42 replies
    cnn.com ^ | May 26, 2011 | CNN Political Unit
    Romney to announce in New Hampshire next Thursday.
  • Romney and Palin lead smaller 2012 Republican field (Tied within the margin of error)

    05/26/2011 1:23:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 26, 2011 | David Morgan
    White House hopefuls Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin lead a narrower field of potential rivals for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination, according to a poll released on Thursday. The Gallup survey is the organization's first since Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and real estate mogul Donald Trump opted out of the slowly evolving primary race. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor and so far the apparent front-runner, led Palin by 17 percent to 15 percent, well within the poll's 4 percentage points margin of error. Texas Representative Ron Paul ranked third at 10 percent. But the...
  • Health Care Debate Makes Romney's Candidacy DOA

    05/15/2011 12:41:05 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 16 replies
    America Talks ^ | 5/15/11 | David Zublick
    With the announcement by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee that he will not be seeking the nomination for president of the United States on the Republican ticket, the presumption is that the frontrunner is now former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. But Romney has some very serious baggage in mounting a successful campaign against incumbent Barack Hussein Obama. He implemented a health care plan in Massachusetts which he said at the time would be the model upon which a national plan could be based. And the architects of ObamaCare have said that indeed, their bill was modeled in part after RomneyCare....
  • Romney Says He'd Undo ObamaCare First if President (Pot Meet Kettle)

    05/11/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05-11-11 | Elisabeth Meinecke Elisabeth Meinecke
    A GOP frontrunner in the party's 2012 primary with a checkered past on health care, Mitt Romney produced a rather bold headline today with his op-ed in the USA Today: As first act, out with ObamaCare. "Health care is more than just one-sixth of the American economy. It is a source of well-being for individuals and families. We are blessed with much that is good in American health care. But we have taken a turn for the worse with ObamaCare, with its high taxes and vastly expanded federal control over our lives. I believe the better course is to empower...
  • Romney's Venue Problem [giving speech at university that provides abortions]

    05/11/2011 2:49:27 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Romney’s Venue Problem May 11, 2011 5:17 P.M. By Katrina Trinko Mitt Romney will be giving a major health care speech tomorrow at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Two interesting tidbits about the Center: it’s affiliated with a university that provides abortions Planned Parenthood cannot do and it helped fund new embryonic stem cell lines — which requires the destruction of human embryos. From the University of Michigan Alumni Association [emphasis mine]: The University of Michigan today announced the formation of a consortium to create new embryonic stem cell lines that will aid the search for disease treatments and...
  • WND Poll Results on Romney

    04/12/2011 3:58:41 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies
    Why would I support a GOP candidate who gave us socialized medicine and same-sex marriages? 56% (760) He's a total phony and flip-flopper 10% (139) He's a candidate who has had conservative rhetoric, but not conservative action 9% (122) Romney can run, but I don't think he'll be the nominee 7% (94) He's successful in business and finance, and that's what America needs right now 4% (54) Romney is the one Republican presidential contender I would never support, even against Obama 3% (42) If Romney were really any good, he would have beaten McCain last time 3% (36) He's all...
  • Romney Blunders Through Radio Interview and all I got was this great big ZOT!

    03/21/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT · by hausermann · 88 replies
    Mitt Romney, my personal favorite front-runner for 2012 on our side just performed a rare *suuuuuhuuckification* on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this afternoon in Hewitt's second segment. (Holy God Hugh, if you ever bore me again as you did in that first segment teasing a Romney appearance, I swear it will be worth my time to drop everything and drive to the OC so I can personally explain to you my displeasure.) No kidding, I think Mitt is the only one who even stands a chance against Zero. (Will save how he would have mopped the floor with Zero...
  • Meghan McCain's Endorsement May Solidify Mitt Romney's Status as Moderate

    03/16/2011 10:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 16, 2011 | Tina Molly Lang
    On Monday, Meghan McCain told Kennesaw State University that she wants Mitt Romney, not Sarah Palin, to be the next president. As McCain explained, "My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney. I like that he's not so radical. I like that he has really, really played his cards right, almost perfectly since the last election" (as reported by Marietta Daily Journal). McCain's endorsement may be a double-edged sword for Romney. On the one hand, her endorsement is a boon because she chose him over her own father's running mate. And McCain enjoys a devoted following among independents, moderate Republicans...
  • See Mitt Romney flip-flop

    03/07/2011 8:01:17 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/11 | Michael Kinsley
    His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president. We're all for transparency these days, and if anything is transparently clear about American politics, it is that Mitt Romney will do or say anything to become president. The best guess is that at heart he is an old-fashioned moderate, business-oriented Republican (just about the last one standing). But there's no knowing for sure. He may have no sincere beliefs at all. There was a piece about Romney on the front page of the...
  • A novice no more, Romney focuses on Obama, economy

    03/06/2011 8:14:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2011 | LIZ SIDOTI
    This time, Mitt Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest issue — the economy. "He created a deeper recession, and delayed the recovery," Romney said Saturday, previewing his campaign message before Republicans in this influential early nominating state. "The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high." "It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work — it's going to take a new president," said the former...
  • Mitt Romney says 'Obamacare' should be repealed (Oh, the irony!)

    03/05/2011 7:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | March 5, 2011 | Lauren Collins
    Bartlett, NH - Leftover 2008 campaign signs outside the Carroll County Republican Committee dinner announce what's on everyone's minds, even Ann Romney's. "And I'm the one that is encouraging Mitt to think about pushing forward and think about running. So, yes, yes I am. I'm pushing him," she said before her husband took the podium. It's his first public speech in New Hampshire since the mid-term elections, and Mitt Romney sounded an awful lot like a candidate. "It's gonna take more than a good speech on his part, more than rhetoric to put Americans back to work. It's going to...
  • ROMNEY TO NH: WE NEED A NEW PRESIDENT

    03/05/2011 11:12:46 AM PST · by tirednvirginia · 57 replies
    Headline on Drudge with link to article on Politico. Somebody is finally saying it even if it is Romney.