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  • Romney defends conservative credentials, says he was the conservative alternative 4 years ago

    01/03/2012 1:09:08 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 3, 2012
    DES MOINES, Iowa — Looking past Iowa, Mitt Romney defended his conservative credentials Tuesday as he anticipated escalated attacks in New Hampshire and beyond from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination. “Perhaps people forget that I ran for president four years ago, you may recall that along with Mike Huckabee I was the conservative alternative to John McCain,” Romney said on Fox News Channel. He was responding to rival Newt Gingrich, who had accused Romney of lying about his moderate record. Romney said Gingrich, who has fallen in polls in the face of negative attack ads by Romney’s allies,...
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • As Romney solidifies front-runner status, focus turns to Obama (Barf Alert)

    10/16/2011 3:48:54 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 45 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-10-16 | Glen Johnson
    WASHINGTON - Among the Republicans angling to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. a year from January, Mitt Romney is the closest to achieving his goal. The former Massachusetts governor has reached the decisive phase in his presidential campaign: attempting to consolidate his support and cinch the nomination. (snip) Romney’s most ardent conservative critics have been left to rally around Herman Cain, simultaneously engaged in a book tour and presidential campaign, in a last-ditch effort to prevent his nomination. (snip) ...the Romney staff is focused on what it sees as an inevitable clash with Obama and the Democrats. But with the...
  • Mitt Romney mulls presidential run, can’t hide from the Mass. health mandate he signed into law

    12/18/2010 10:22:08 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies · 3+ views
    The Fall River Herald News / The Associated Press ^ | December 18, 2010 | Glen Johnson, AP Political Writer
    BOSTON — Republican Mitt Romney is finding it hard to avoid comparisons between the Massachusetts health insurance mandate he signed into law and the federal version enacted by President Barack Obama as he weighs another presidential run. A federal judge struck down the Obama mandate last week, and appeals of that ruling and other court challenges are likely to wend their way to the Supreme Court during the next two years, legal experts say....
  • Why Romney Needs Palin (This is how the Left thinks)

    12/18/2010 2:08:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The American Prospect's Tapped Blog ^ | December 15, 2010 | Paul Waldman
    As we all know, Mitt Romney's biggest problem in the 2012 Republican primaries is that conservatives don't trust him, given that he used to be a pro-choice moderate who got health coverage for Massachusetts' uninsured. His answer to this problem has been to run frantically to the right, staking out the most extreme position he can on any issue that comes up (his latest is an attack on lazy unemployed people). But the truth is this strategy is going to fail. What Mitt needs to understand is that voters don't make judgments based on checklists. If a true-blue conservative wants...
  • Mitt Romney in Unusual Interview Talks about the Role of “Faith” in Governing – Video

    12/11/2010 12:27:12 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is an unusual interview Mitt Romney did with a woman named Eliane Brick. The introduction to the interview is 1:25 long, so you may want to move it forward to that point. She asks Romney what role “faith” plays in his decision to run for President. Romney goes out of his way to make clear he “believes in God,” but says that his personal faith must remain separate from his commitment to uphold the laws and govern for all the people. Let’s just say the video closes with Ms. Brick making clear the importance of “faith!” NOTE: Mitt Romney...
  • Mitt Romney: ‘If You See Me On Fox News, I’ve Decided To Run For President’

    12/02/2010 8:46:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/2/10 | Colby Hall
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is also a presumptive candidate for President in the 2012 election, which was a topic of conversation on The Tonight Show last night. Host Jay Leno opened the light, if not somewhat boring interview with questions about a potential White House bid, to which Romney replied, “If you ever see me sign up for a gig on Fox News, it’ll be a clear indication that I’ve decided to run for president,” adding “that’s not in the cards anytime soon, thanks.” It was a gentle yet pointed dig at the cable news channel who includes on...
  • David Corn: Palin, the GOP, and the Wimp Factor

    12/02/2010 4:05:00 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Mother Jones ^ | December 2, 2010 | David Corn
    One prominent Republican calls on his party to drum Palin out of the 2012 race. Here's why he'll be disappointed. "Morning Joe" Scarborough earned a splash of attention within the politerati this week with a Politico column calling on the Republican Party to "man up" and denounce Sarah Palin. His main point is that Palin is poison for the Grand Old Party: The most-talked-about figure in the GOP is a reality show star who cannot be elected. And yet the same leaders who fret that Sarah Palin could devastate their party in 2012 are too scared to say in public...
  • The myth of Palin's frontrunner status

    12/01/2010 7:48:56 PM PST · by neverdem · 146 replies · 2+ views
    Washington Post ^ | December 1, 2010 | Jennifer Rubin
    Much of the punditocracy is obsessed with Sarah Palin. It's understandable on several levels. First, she makes for good copy and has a knack for coining catchy phrases ("death panels") and new words ("refudiate" -- it's now in the dictionary). She is controversial and opinionated, so given the choice between, say, a story on John Thune and one on Palin, it's a no-brainer to choose the best-selling author, TV reality show star and Tea Party darling. But conservatives suspect there's also some mischief-making afoot -- the desire by liberal-leaning members of the media and the White House to make Palin...
  • Nicolle Wallace: 'Heaven Forbid' Palin Becomes President

    12/01/2010 6:54:20 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 92 replies · 1+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Saying that a woman engaged in feline fisticuffs might be called sexist. But when that woman actually accuses another of seeking to "claw" critics, illustrating her assertion with a cat-like hand gesture, well . . . It's no secret that Nicolle Wallace is no fan of Sarah Palin. But the former Bush communications director and McCain campaign aide perhaps took things to another level with her attack on Palin on today's Morning Joe. [snip] Wallace unleashed a hail of criticism of her own: * "Mistakes were made [by McCain in choosing Palin]." * "Her troubling deficiencies." * "Her incredible cynicism,...
  • Romney leads Palin among possible GOP contenders, poll finds

    09/24/2010 5:40:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 78 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/21/10 | Margie Taley
    WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the early frontrunner among potential Republican candidates for president in 2012, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. While former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin commands the national spotlight, turning out "tea party" activists and headlining rallies, for now it's Romney who claims the lead at 25 percent, months before an official field takes shape. Palin, GOP nominee John McCain's 2008 running mate, took second with 18 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for third place with 16 percent. Finishing out the pack were Minnesota Gov. Tim...
  • Romney: Let’s face it, Obama’s going to be very tough to beat (Expects Good Obama-conomy soon)

    09/24/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 9-24-10 | Allahpundit
    Via GOP12, I’m surprised that this modest statement of painfully obvious fact is making waves today. Click the image below and skip ahead to 8:00 for the money part, although the whole thing’s worth watching. He starts with a cute bit about phoning the families of National Guardsmen to say hi, proceeds to talk about Campaign ’08, and then after the part about Obama praises Palin for her “energy and spunk and passion.” (“Code words,” says Ben Smith, trying to stir up trouble.) What makes this newsworthy, I guess, is that it’s a rare caution about hubris at a moment...
  • More Romney reboots

    08/21/2010 9:39:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | August 22, 2010 | Joan Vennochi
    FOR MITT Romney, running for president in 2012 looks a lot like running for governor in 2002. All he has to do is elbow aside a Republican woman, run against Democratic leaders and their liberal lockstep politics, and keep talking about the economy. Eight years ago, that was the Massachusetts game plan. After Romney thrust himself into the governor’s race as the can-do candidate with a Harvard MBA, acting Governor Jane Swift took herself out of it. Romney then turned Shannon O’Brien, the Democratic gubernatorial candidate and the Democratic leaders of the Massachusetts Legislature, into the so-called “gang of three.’’...
  • O'Reilly cozys up to Romney at Red Sox game.

    08/21/2010 8:18:49 PM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 35 replies
    Is O'Reilly in the tank for Romney? I realize this was a charity event, but O'Reilly's snarkiness towards all things Palin leads me to believe that Romney has already made his choice for 2012. http://twitpic.com/2gt3orCheck out Romney's twitter feed for more photos.
  • Report: Romney nudging Graham to strike immigration deal before election? (Grahmnesty and Mitt)

    07/30/2010 5:44:38 PM PDT · by GOPGuide · 121 replies · 5+ views
    Hotair ^ | July 30, 2010 | Allahpundit
    A tantalizing bit of 2012 gossip dropped way, way down in an otherwise fun piece about amnesty shills boo-hooing over having (temporarily) lost McCain. Note to Politico: This is what’s called “burying the lede.” Their hope now is that Republican presidential candidates and former operatives under Bush, a reform proponent, can convince GOP congressional leaders that the issue needs to be dealt with before 2012 — or that they could risk alienating the burgeoning Hispanic vote in the crucial swing states of New Mexico, Colorado, Nevada, Arizona and Florida.Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, a front-runner for the nomination, has signaled...
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope [If Mitt's the answer, what was the fool question?]

    07/28/2010 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 29, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope

    07/28/2010 9:55:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/29/10 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • A Fair Exchange [Romney Aide explains Insurance Exchanges in RomneyCare]

    07/27/2010 10:40:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 28, 2010 | Frank Micciche
    GIVEN the continuing partisan rancor over the health care reform act signed in March, how can responsible policymakers in the White House and in state capitols move forward to expand access to health insurance and reduce health care costs, goals that both parties share? The answer is simple: health insurance exchanges, which have long had bipartisan support. These exchanges, which the health care act requires states to establish, allow individuals and groups to purchase coverage, under some form of risk pooling, from a network of insurers. The next step is for the White House to help state governments put these...
  • Sarah Palin: The Liberal Media’s Heart of Darkness

    07/26/2010 2:40:15 PM PDT · by Josh Painter · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Texas for Sarah Palin ^ | July 26, 2010 at 4:05 PM CDST | Josh Painter
    * Gov. Palin posted this Monday on her Facebook Notes page: Journey into the Media’s Heart of DarknessHow ironic that on a day when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Daily Caller released 15 pages of JournoListers’ email exchanges about a dark and demented conspiracy regarding my son, Trig. It’s tough to fittingly describe these numerous members of the mainstream media who actively engaged in the debate about this conspiracy back when I was first introduced as John McCain’s running mate, and it’s impossible to legitimize any “prominent” media...
  • Sarah Palin: Journey into the Media’s Heart of Darkness

    07/26/2010 2:40:54 PM PDT · by curth · 32 replies · 2+ views
    Facebook ^ | 7/26 | Sarah Palin
    How ironic that on a day when we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the enactment of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, The Daily Caller released 15 pages of JournoListers’ email exchanges about a dark and demented conspiracy regarding my son, Trig. It’s tough to fittingly describe these numerous members of the mainstream media who actively engaged in the debate about this conspiracy back when I was first introduced as John McCain’s running mate, and it’s impossible to legitimize any “prominent” media publication that continues to traffic in this bizarre narrative today. It wasn’t just a few fringe characters...
  • Mitt Romney: The Wrong Man, The Wrong Message, The Wrong Time

    07/25/2010 3:25:32 PM PDT · by Clintons-B-Gone · 76 replies · 6+ views
    All Voices ^ | July 2, 2010 | R.G.Yoho
    Whenever anyone mentions the 2012 election, inevitably the name of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney becomes a topic of conversation. And when it comes to polling data, Romney is often seen as a front-runner, forecasted to be stronger than the current occupant of the Oval Office, Barack Obama. Increasingly, many of those in the Republican Party think Mitt is the GOP’s “go-to” guy in the next election. I guess you’ll just have to pardon me for failing to drink the Kool-Aid regarding the former governor. I just think it’s about time somebody stated the truth about Gov. Romney. Mitt Romney...
  • Romney v. Palin: When business gets personal

    07/20/2010 1:50:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | A.G. Gancarski
    As I type this, I am watching former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on “The Wendy Williams Show” talking about his impending talk show on Fox and am reminded, not for the first time, that quite a few presidential candidates function as if they never expected or even wanted to be president in the first place. They ran to gain a media platform. But few have done so as brazenly as Huckabee, who typically ended his homespun stump homilies with pedestrian pluckings of his bass guitar. Huckabee’s ultimate role in the 2008 race was to assist in the splintering of evangelicals...
  • Bush v. Palin 2012?

    07/09/2010 5:10:03 PM PDT · by Brices Crossroads · 262 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | 07/08/2010 | John Ellis
    Sarah Palin cranked up her 2012 presidential campaign another notch today, with the release of a campaign video aimed directly at women. The basic math is simple. If she gets half of the female primary voters and caucus attenders to support her, then she standing starts at roughly 25% of the total vote. Throw in a third of the male vote and she's at roughly 40%. Forty percent wins the Iowa caucuses, handily. Which then sets up New Hampshire as the place where the not-Sarah candidate emerges. In all likelihood, that will be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, who finished...
  • "Grab everything you can off the Internet" - Glenn Beck

    07/09/2010 12:53:38 PM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 81 replies · 1+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | July 9, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    *** NOTE! UPDATED WITH REFERENCED CLIPS *** Glenn Beck is warning us to grab EVERYTHING we can off the internet because they are about to shut it down. They are about to shut down talk radio through regs, and even Fox News is in danger. He urged everyone to immediately connect with your local 9-12/tea party groups, your churches, your neighbors, etc. He urged us to let our local police and military know we stand with them, let them know who we are. Tell your pastors, rabbis, priests to read the sermons that led to the American Revolution. Read them....
  • Romney Campaign to Surrender Evangelicals in 2012

    07/07/2010 8:21:33 PM PDT · by colorcountry · 62 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 7/07/10 | Joanna Brooks
    Word from inside the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign team is that Romney will abandon his 2008 strategy of seeking to win over social conservatives—evangelical or born-again Christians—for whom his Mormonism is a major deterrent. In 2008, the Romney campaign had hoped the candidate’s clean-cut, family-man profile would be enough to win over socially conservative Christians, many of whom harbor deep misgivings about Mormonism fed in large part by a thirty-year campaign of “spiritual warfare” against Mormonism begun in the 1980s at Fuller Theological Seminary under the auspices of its anti-“cult” ministries. Romney’s 2008 candidacy was consistently shadowed not only...
  • Faith still sticky issue as Romney mulls run: Mormonism remains hard sell for Evangelicals

    07/03/2010 12:29:01 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 433 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | July 3, 2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney and his strategists expected his Mormon faith to fade as an issue for fundamentalist Christians during his first presidential campaign. This time around, should he choose to run again, they have doubts. ...But even as the national Republican establishment warms to Romney as never before, the former candidate and his closest aides now believe a group of voters will always be off-limits because of his religion. SNIP In Iowa, three-fifths of caucus-goers considered themselves “born-again or evangelical Christian,’’ according to a survey, taken for a media consortium as voters entered the caucuses. SNIP More than one-third...
  • Romney Can Kiss the 2012 South Carolina Primary GOOD-BYE!

    06/22/2010 7:52:33 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 29 replies
    June 22, 2010 | vanity
    The elections of Nikki Haley, who is poised to become the first female/first Indian governor of South Carolina and Tim Scott, poised to become the second black Republican congressman to serve in Congress (and who won against a segregationist's son, Paul Thurmond) were momentous and historical for all the obvious reasons... That being said, I do not expect the lamestream media to give these stories as much coverage as they deserve mainly because their "conservatives want segregation back" mantra is quite frankly the only age-old tactic liberals have to rely on for any hope of keeping their shackles on the...
  • Mitt Romney: We need a leader, not a politician (BARF ALERT)

    06/10/2010 6:07:18 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 33 replies · 141+ views
    Thursday June 10 , 2010
    Mitt did an op-ed on the disaster in the Gulf and chides O in the USA Today article on lack of leadership, but where has Mitt been as far as coming out and telling it like it is? only after everybody else criticized Obama!!....I see He copy's pretty much what Sarah Palin already said in her facebook! http://www.usatoday.com/news/opinion/forum/2010-06-10-column10_ST_N.htm
  • Fred Malek: Palin’s not doing what she needs to do to run

    04/16/2010 5:28:52 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 620 replies · 3,901+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 16 APRIL 2010 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Who’s Fred Malek and why should you care? Think of him as sort of the Beltway-insider equivalent of John Ziegler. Like Ziegs, he’s a Sarahcuda defender par excellence, and like Ziegs, he doesn’t think she’s angling for a serious shot at the presidency. From a WaPo profile last year describing him as “the authority on Palin”:
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha! ZOT!!

    04/15/2010 2:25:07 PM PDT · by sweetb · 419 replies · 5,314+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Thursday, April 15, 2010 - Updated 3h ago | By Edward Mason, Hillary Chabot and Jessica Van Sack
    Conservative superstar Sarah Palin opened the door yesterday to joining forces with Mitt Romney for a 2012 White House run - a hot ticket that has some Republicans licking their chops at the prospect of unseating President Obama. “Sounds pretty good,” Palin declared at yesterday’s Tea Party Express rally on the Common when asked about pairing up with the former Bay State governor - giving the idea a big thumbs-up as she left the stage after her headline speech. Last night, as Palin stopped for cannoli at Mike’s Pastry in the North End, she said she was “serious” about the...
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha!

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

    04/13/2010 4:36:51 AM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies · 595+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | April 13, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of Bill O'Reilly interviewing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney last night, where he pressed him hard on what he called the "fiscal disaster" of RomneyCare. Romney said it is essentially costing what they expected it to cost. He also claimed the plan takes people who had no health care and gives them a chance to purchase private, market-based health care. Romney argued that RomneyCare differs from ObamaCare in that it is a state-based solution rather than a Federal Program! He finally admitted that his plan in Massachusetts has NOT brought health care costs down, and he said...
  • AFP: US Republicans prefer Romney

    04/11/2010 6:58:12 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 56 replies · 1,122+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 4/11/10 | AFP
    NEW ORLEANS, Louisiana (AFP) – Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney would be the top pick of Republicans meeting here, to square off against US President Barack Obama, if the party primary were held now, officials said Saturday. Romney edged out Texas Congressman Ron Paul by only one vote -- 439-438 -- to win a nine-candidate race of Republican candidates, according to results of Saturday's test vote at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference. Paul and Romney campaigned unsuccessfully for their party's presidential nomination in 2008. It was won, however, by Arizona Senator John McCain, who eventually lost to Democrat Obama. The...
  • Mitt Romney Wins SRLC Straw Poll

    04/10/2010 3:56:34 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 334 replies · 4,006+ views
    Fox News ^ | 04/10/2010
    Mitt Romney: 439 votes Ron Paul: 438 votes Sarah Palin: 330 votes Newt Gingrich: 321
  • Taking On Obama in '12 — Tougher Than You Think (Say what???)

    04/05/2010 1:11:15 PM PDT · by Justaham · 42 replies · 1,198+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | 4-5-10 | Mark Halperin
    Here are the facts of Election 2012, as it stands now: Two major Republican candidates are engaged in the serious travel, staff hiring, contact building and general planning that are required to make a credible run for President. That pair is Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who ran in 2008 and is — and will be for the foreseeable future — the party's front runner, and Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty, who was considered for the 2008 veep slot by John McCain. Romney has the stronger hand but some real problems. He retains almost all the strengths he brought to...
  • Is 2012 a Race Between Romney and Huckabee?

    04/01/2010 1:05:20 PM PDT · by pissant · 191 replies · 1,987+ views
    The Atlantic ^ | 3/31/10 | Chris Good
    Looking at Public Policy Polling's results, it would appear that way. PPP has surveyed GOP primary voters in 10 states since mid-February, each has found Mitt Romney or Mike Huckabee to be the favored candidate. Sarah Palin placed second in six states, but did not finish first in any of them. According to PPP's latest round of polls, Mike Huckabee leads in both Alabama (with 41%, over Palin's 27% and Romney's 20%) and Missouri (with 32%, over Palin's 28% and Romney's 22%). PPP has not surveyed Republicans in Iowa or New Hampshire--the two most critical primary states--and some of the...
  • Mitt Romney gets it right

    04/01/2010 12:35:01 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 23 replies · 741+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | April 1, 2010 | Joan Vennochi
    MITT ROMNEY’S latest position on the Massachusetts health care reform law is, finally, an honest one. “Overall, ours is a model that works,’’ the former Bay State governor and would-be presidential candidate said in Iowa.
  • 'Pre-existing condition' vexes Mitt Romney

    03/30/2010 10:21:25 PM PDT · by ATX 1985 · 16 replies · 647+ views
    Politico ^ | 3/29/10 | JONATHAN MARTIN & BEN SMITH
    In the days immediately before and after passage of the landmark health care reform bill, Mitt Romney responded so forcefully as to suggest his own political fate is tied to the new law. It may well be. Just as health care, or “Obamacare,” as it is derided on the right, hangs over this year’s midterm elections, it is already casting a shadow on the 2012 presidential contest — and its GOP front-runner. What was once thought to be an asset for Romney, his passage as Massachusetts governor of a health care mandate for the state’s residents, now poses a potentially...
  • Obama: You know, my plan’s a lot like RomneyCare, isn’t it?

    03/30/2010 7:33:31 PM PDT · by yongin · 31 replies · 665+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 30, 2010 | AllahPundit
    Alternate headline: “Obama hands devastating new attack ad to Romney opponents on a silver platter.” If you don’t have time to watch this now, no worries: You’ll be seeing the part about Mitt in eight thousand different GOP primary spots starting early next year. So brutal is it — think what kind of beating Charlie Crist is taking over the photo of him hugging Obama, then multiply by a thousand — that I’m tempted to believe The One set out to mention Romney with that idea in mind. If he can take out a potentially dangerous Republican nominee early in...
  • How Mitt Romney Plans to Deal with His Health-Care Issue (By buying politicians off!)

    03/24/2010 8:48:54 AM PDT · by C19fan · 40 replies · 605+ views
    National Review Online: The Corner ^ | March 24, 2010 | Kathryn Jean Lopez
    From his Free and Strong America PAC this morning: Today, Mitt Romney’s Free and Strong America PAC announced a new donation program, dubbed “Prescription for Repeal,” to support conservative candidates who will repeal the worst aspects of Obamacare and restore commonsense principles to health care. The first wave of endorsements goes to three conservative leaders in key Ohio Congressional Districts. The PAC will send each of the endorsed candidates a primary election contribution of $2,500. They are:
  • A Campaign Begins Today (Do you want Lord Cornwallis Leading us?)

    03/22/2010 6:38:52 AM PDT · by C19fan · 28 replies · 834+ views
    National Review Online ^ | March 22, 2010 | Mitt Romney
    America has just witnessed an unconscionable abuse of power. President Obama has betrayed his oath to the nation — rather than bringing us together, ushering in a new kind of politics, and rising above raw partisanship, he has succumbed to the lowest denominator of incumbent power: justifying the means by extolling the ends. He promised better; we deserved better.
  • Frum: Republican Waterloo

    03/22/2010 5:53:57 AM PDT · by ironangel · 93 replies · 4,213+ views
    moderatevoice ^ | March 21, 2010 | JOE WINDISH
    Former Bush speechwriter David Frum says it’s hard to exaggerate the magnitude of the GOP disaster. And he blames this “most crushing legislative defeat since the 1960s” on conservatives and Republicans: At the beginning of this process we made a strategic decision: unlike, say, Democrats in 2001 when President Bush proposed his first tax cut, we would make no deal with the administration. No negotiations, no compromise, nothing. We were going for all the marbles. This would be Obama’s Waterloo – just as healthcare was Clinton’s in 1994. Only, the hardliners overlooked a few key facts: Obama was elected with...
  • Gore gives Romney kudos for acknowledging climate change (EPIC BARF ALERT)

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

    03/16/2010 2:21:53 PM PDT · by mnehring · 17 replies · 436+ views
    Why Vote For Romney: Supports Mandatory Health Insurance Why Vote For Romney: Supports Mandatory Health Insurance Many Americans want mandatory health insurance. Mitt Romney was the leader, being the first in the nation to introduce mandatory health care. Thanks to Mitt Romneys generosity. 80% of Massachussetts residents are now insured, and the other 20% are receiving health insurance while serving there jail terms for failure to buy insurance.
  • VANITY: A Conservative Nightmare in 2012: will McCain run again?

    03/13/2010 6:02:46 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 103 replies · 1,815+ views
    FR | 2010-03-14 | rabscuttle385
    The RINO McCain is in New Hampshire now campaigning for Kelly Ayotte, who is running for Senator from that state. According to the Nashua Telegraph, he's also co-hosting a town hall with Ms. Ayotte. The Boston Globe notes that the town hall meeting was "reminiscent of those he held during his two presidential campaigns." Fox News also reports that McCain did over 100 townhall meetings leading up to the crucial "First in the Nation" New Hampshire Presidential Primary and won, once again becoming the GOP frontrunner. So, my question for my fellow FReepers is, McCain's 2010 re-election race with J.D....
  • Mitt Romney warns tea parties (to vote for him or else!) (he also praises Crist) (BARF ALERT)

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

    03/09/2010 9:33:24 AM PST · by AuntB · 26 replies · 149+ views
    msnbc ^ | Mar. 9, 2010 | Domenico Montanaro
    Yesterday we made note of potential 2012 hopeful Mitt Romney's appearance on "Fox News Sunday" and the criticism he faced over his Massachusetts health-care proposal. March 8: Chris Wallace put Romney on the defensive on this issue. WALLACE: “But, Governor, let's look at the plan that you signed into law in Massachusetts in 2006. You have an individual mandate. You have an employer mandate. You have subsidiaries for some of the uninsured. You set minimum insurance coverage standards.” ROMNEY: A big difference -- a state plan versus a federal plan. No new taxes, unlike his plan. No cut in Medicare,...
  • Mitt Romney's book tour: first stop on the campaign trail?

    03/05/2010 7:54:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 642+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 3, 2010 | Marjorie Kehe
    He was on the "Today" show yesterday and sat with the ladies on "The View" this morning. Over the course of the next two months he'll be pretty much everywhere. Mitt Romney's new book "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" was released yesterday and you might as well get used to seeing him in the headlines again. His 19-state book tour guarantees a certain amount of media coverage. But early readers of Romney's book suggest that there's no chance that "No Apology" will generate the hot-cake-like sales of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue." The Boston Herald points out that "No...
  • Romney: I Was For The Bailout Before I Was Against It

    03/03/2010 9:47:53 PM PST · by ellery · 20 replies · 474+ views
    American Conservative ^ | March 3, 2010 | Daniel Larison
    "Secretary Paulson’s TARP prevented a systemic collapse of the national financial system. Secretary Geithner’s TARP became an opaque, heavy-handed, expensive slush fund. It should be shut down." ~Mitt Romney This is the same line that Thune uses now. This is a ridiculous position to take. One can either recognize that the original TARP was always potentially an opaque slush fund to be used for whatever purpose the executive branch wanted, and it was therefore an outrageous measure that ought to have been defeated, or one can accept the abuses of the TARP that inevitably followed from the absurd way it...
  • Three cities named as finalists for 2012 Republican convention

    02/26/2010 5:23:48 PM PST · by iowamark · 58 replies · 1,261+ views
    CNN ^ | February 26th, 2010 | Peter Hamby
    The Republican National Committee named three cities on Friday as potential hosts for the 2012 Republican National Convention: Phoenix, Tampa and Salt Lake City. The finalists emerged after multiple cities submitted bids to the RNC by the committee's January 15 deadline. "These cities submitted three very strong bids, so all three are in contention," Holly Hughes, an RNC member from Michigan who chairs the RNC Site Selection Committee, told CNN. "Hosting a convention is a huge deal. A city has to raise multiple millions of dollars, but they also get the benefit of showcasing their city and bringing in revenue."...