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  • Romney and Palin

    05/25/2012 3:08:27 PM PDT · by bsdsan · 47 replies
    Each are Reaganest, in how they speak.
  • 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
  • ‘Top GOP Senator’ To ABC News: If Romney Loses Michigan, ‘He Will Publicly Call’ For Jeb Bush

    02/26/2012 6:35:08 PM PST · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 123 replies
    Mediaite ^ | February 18th | Frances Martel
    For those out there loving the current Republican race but worrying that it has become somewhat orthodox in appearance and stable in candidates and support numbers, fear not: ABC News’ Jonathan Karl has the blind item for you. In the most mysterious and, for the GOP, worrisome dispatch on the Republican field in a while, Karl reports that a “prominent Republican senator” told him that the Party will not stand for a Mitt Romney loss in Michigan, and that he expects a result like that to lead the Senator to “publicly call for the party to find a new candidate,”...
  • Romney's struggles fuel talk of brokered convention

    02/18/2012 9:28:20 AM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:31pm EST | Steve Holland
    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's struggles in Michigan are fueling speculation that Republicans might have to resort to a doomsday scenario and launch a frantic search for a 2012 savior at their nominating convention in late August. Rare in the modern age of U.S. politics, a "brokered convention" could result in Republicans ditching their current crop of candidates and turning to someone else who they feel would have a better chance of defeating Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 6 election. How did Republicans get to this point? Romney's failure to get conservatives fully behind him and put down yet...
  • Santorum: Freedoms are at stake in presidential election

    02/17/2012 7:48:38 PM PST · by FresnoRobert · 90 replies
    The Middletown Journal ^ | 2/17/2012 | Justin McClelland
    “We have to look at the root cause of why the economy is struggling as much as it is,” Santorum said. “Government intervention. Government regulation. Government taxation. Government is crushing and destroying the American spirit and the American free enterprise system.” Santorum said that government spending was impinging on personal freedoms and ultimately chipping away at what made the country great. “When the government gets as big as it’s gotten and starts to take over more of your life, then you get smaller as the individual, you get weaker, you lose control over your lives. You lose the rights that...
  • "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...
  • 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 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...
  • Would The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? - DR. DAVID M. BERMAN

    07/06/2011 1:57:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | July 6, 2011 | Dr. David M. Berman
    It seems pretty clear that the Media is anointing Mitt Romney the front runner in the GOP primary race even though he did quite poorly last time when compared to all the money he spent. Romney has been touted as a master business leader who has the experience to get us out of the fiscal mess we are in. Romney himself likes to speak about what a masterful Governor of Massachusetts he was, and how he saved the Olympics from fiscal ruin, and corruption. Oh my, Mitt thinks quite the hero of himself. As a one term Governor (he did...
  • For the GOP, it's Romney, Bachmann and, maybe, Perry (Sexist, racist & wrong - the Trifecta!)

    06/29/2011 7:13:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | June 30, 2011 | Doyle McManus
    A few weeks ago, the race for the Republican presidential nomination was a jumble of candidates, none of whom seemed to be winning the party's hearts or minds: Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich. For a moment, some GOP voters even pinned their hopes on pizza magnate Herman Cain, mostly because he didn't sound — or look — like the others. But now, if you talk with Republican political professionals, the GOP race has suddenly settled into a contest among only two or three potential nominees. There's Romney, still the front-runner, stolidly running a cautious and conventional campaign. There's Michele...
  • A nominee already? Romney skips ahead

    06/16/2011 7:47:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 06/15/2011 | EDITORIAL
    Mitt Romney did a good job at Monday night’s Republican presidential debate. But not that good. The former Massachusetts governor used his previous presidential campaign experience to come across as polished and presidential in the debate. It helped that his opponents refused to go after him, preferring instead to play nice and criticize President Obama. It’s a lot easier to win a contest when the other side isn’t playing too hard. But Romney apparently let his good night go to his head. Like a smart candidate, Romney stayed in New Hampshire and did some retail campaigning on Tuesday. In the...
  • Mitt Romney On The Contract With America (Romney Bashed It)

    06/16/2011 9:53:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 5/14/2007 | romneyrecord
    "Um, let me tell you in my view it is not a good idea to go into a contract like was organized by the Republican party in Washington laying out a whole series of things which the party said these are the things we are gonna do. I think that's a mistake. I think instead that if you wanna get something done in Washington you don't end up picking teams with Republicans on one side snd Democrats on the other entering into a contract and saying ok were all gonna do this and if course then that works then the...
  • Mitt Romney is a weak frontrunner

    06/15/2011 2:06:14 PM PDT · by 11th Commandment · 12 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 3:42 pm June 15, 2011 | Stewart Lawrence
    Mitt Romney may be leading in the polls, but his status as the GOP “frontrunner” is fragile at best. For all the talk of Romney’s “did-what-he-had-to-do” performance in the Republican presidential debate in New Hampshire, it’s widely accepted that the former Massachusetts governor is an uninspired choice for the GOP nomination. ... Historically, Republicans have nominated the runner-up from the previous election cycle, and Romney was the runner-up in 2008. But his second-place finish was exceedingly narrow — and in the end, closely contested. Once John McCain beat him in New Hampshire and South Carolina — after Mike Huckabee had...
  • Mitt Romney: I won’t back down on AGW (But I won't do anything about it either)

    06/09/2011 9:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney may have enraged the GOP base with his answers on anthropogenic global warming, but as Politico reports, he won’t back down from them in the face of withering criticism from conservatives. Instead, he appears to be offering a compromise. He’ll continue to declare his belief in AGW, but promises not to do anything about it: Mitt Romney won’t be doing any apology tours on climate change.The early GOP presidential front-runner has broken with his party’s conservative ranks to declare global warming a real threat to the planet that merits some sort of action to curb heat-trapping emissions.But the...
  • "The world is getting warmer": Romney

    06/03/2011 12:30:08 PM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 331 replies
    Townhall/Reuters ^ | 6/3/2011 | Ros Krasny
    MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors."
  • Romney vs. Palin: Mitt couldn't have picked a worse day to announce (tied at 16-16)

    06/02/2011 4:11:41 PM PDT · by techno · 21 replies
    June 2, 2011 | techno
    Comparison of results of a national PPP poll of GOP presidential contenders released on May 10 when Huckabee, Trump and Daniels were still in the race vs. today's poll post-Huckabee, post-Trump and post-Daniels showing the net difference for each candidate. Brackets May 10. (Herman Cain and Jon Huntsman were not polled on May 10) OVERALL MODER SOMEWH CONS VERY CONS ROMNEY 16 (18) 26(23) 19 (20) 11 (15) PALIN 16 (12) 8 (13) 15 (9) 20 (13) PAWLENTY 13 (5) 15 (4) 15 (6) 12 (6) BACHMANN 9 (7) 5 (0) 6 (5) 13 (12) GINGRICH 9 (13) 7 (7)...
  • Media Dilemma: Palin in New Hampshire Thursday During Romney Announcement

    06/02/2011 8:11:57 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies · 1+ views
    Michelle Malkin .com ^ | June 2,2011 | Doug Powers
    CNN’s Peter Hamby presents what could be an interesting problem for the media — or maybe it’ll be a no-brainer. Mitt Romney will officially announce his White House intention Thursday in New Hampshire. At the same time, Sarah Palin’s bus tour will make a stop in the state: Peter Hamby CNN Reporters will have a harrowing choice to make when it comes to which one of these to cover. They can decide to follow Palin, don their Kevlar “press” hats, and risk the dangerous situation Sarah’s forcing them to endure on a daily basis. Or, the press can choose to...
  • Sarah Palin.....heading to NH (On the day Mitt is announcing there.)

    06/02/2011 7:53:02 AM PDT · by no dems · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | June 2, 2011 | John Element
    Sarah Palin emerged today from the Marriott Long Wharf hotel and said she planned to walk the Freedom Trail before heading to New Hampshire – where Mitt Romney is to announce his presidential candidacy today. “Coincidental that we’re in the same territory at the same time,’’ said Palin, a likely Republican presidential candidate. “But more power to Mitt… and best of luck to him.’’ Palin said she remains undecided on whether she will challenge Romney and other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination.
  • Romney To Criss-Cross Country For Fundraisers In June

    06/02/2011 5:37:22 AM PDT · by Rudder · 20 replies
    Hotline On Call ^ | June 1, 2011 | Jim O'Sullivan
    The cameras and national press will be treated to a - still tieless! - Mitt Romney spooning up chili and kicking back with the folks on Thursday in Stratham, New Hampshire, site of the presumed Republican frontrunner's official campaign announcement. Romney's real action, though, is unfolding far from the Scammans' lovely farm. Looking to lock in his status as the field's most able fundraiser, Romney has a coast-to-coast schedule of fundraisers slated for the remainder of June. According to a schedule obtained by National Journal - which includes a preview of a July event in London, England - the former...
  • Mitt's top NH supporter deserts

    05/05/2011 6:07:06 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 14 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 5/5/2011 | Rick Moran
    Mitt Romney's New Hampshire organization was rocked with the news that the candidate's top supporter in the state will no longer support him. *Snip*CNN: "Why? He thinks Romney has shifted his positions too many times over the years."
  • Front-Runner Failure

    03/07/2011 4:46:06 AM PST · by IbJensen · 7 replies
    American Spectator ^ | March 2011 Issue | W James Antle III
    In recent years, the Republican Party has conferred its presidential nomination the way companies used to hand out gold watches at retirement parties. Candidates are rewarded for long years of service, finishing second the last time around, and politely waiting their turn. Perhaps it is a reflection of the conservative temperament: while Democrats frequently nominate fresh faces, Republicans tend to prefer the tried and true. Patience is a virtue, respect your elders, good things come to those who wait. Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, Bob Dole, and John McCain won the GOP nomination after finishing second in the party's...
  • No Rx for Mitt Romney’s Bay State headache

    03/05/2011 10:22:26 PM PST · by 50mm · 33 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 6, 2011 | Howie Carr
    The good news for Willard Mitt Romney is that his religion won’t knock him out of the Republican race for president next year. The bad news is, he’s got an even bigger problem now than the magic underwear jokes — Romneycare. “That’s the question he has to address,” Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H) was saying Friday afternoon. “Not just in New Hampshire, but nationwide.” You know how big a headache this is when even Mitt’s highest-profile supporters are dodging brickbats over the chaos that is Massachusetts health care.
  • Romney blasts Obama

    03/05/2011 10:13:19 PM PST · by quantim · 28 replies
    UPI ^ | March. 6, 2011 at 12:01 AM
    BARTLETT, N.H., March 5 (UPI) -- Republican Mitt Romney delivered a scathing assessment of U.S. President Obama Saturday night, calling him "unequal to the task of leading the free world." Speaking in the early presidential battleground state of New Hampshire, Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who is expected to make another run at the White House in 2012, said Obama has done a lousy job staying on top of Middle East and North Africa political unrest, CBS News reported.
  • 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...
  • A whole new Romney for 2012 presidential run (Romney is still a fake RINO poser)

    03/04/2011 8:45:31 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-03-05 | Paul West
    Washington — Defying his reputation as a 1950s square, the new, more casual Mitt Romney is popping up around the country as he readies a second run for president. He's going tieless on network TV, strolling NASCAR pits in Daytona and sporting skinny Gap jeans bought for him by his wife. His latest campaign book, just out in paperback, opens with a regular-guy scene: wealthy Mitt in a Wal-Mart checkout line, buying gifts for his grandsons and comparing the surroundings to Target, another discount store he says he's familiar with.
  • Why RomneyCare Makes Mitt the BEST Possible GOP Nominee to Challenge Obama on Health Care" ZOT!

    02/23/2011 11:36:21 AM PST · by Jeff Fuller · 80 replies
    Mitt Romney Central ^ | 2/22/2011 | Jeff Fuller, M.D.
    Part 2 in a developing series of in-depth analysis by Dr. Jeff Fuller (See part 1 here) It’s often revealing to turn conventional wisdom on its head and see what’s really hidden underneath. You’ve all heard it, I’m sure, that RomneyCare is Mitt’s doom, an albatross around his neck, his biggest weakness as a potential candidate. In Part 1 of this series I detailed not only how grave some people feel this issue is for Romney’s chances, but also pointed out that Obama and his team of key operatives (Axelrod, Gibbs, and Daley) are all praising RomneyCare as ObamaCare’s predecessor...
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • Rove: Why couldn't U.S. president be LDS?

    02/04/2011 2:49:27 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    The Ogden Standard-Examiner ^ | February 3, 2011 | Bryon Saxton
    LAYTON -- A member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can become president of the United States of America, says Karl Rove, former senior adviser to President George W. Bush. "Absolutely," said Rove, who was in Layton on Thursday night for a stop-over to address a room full of fellow Republicans at the Davis Conference Center. While he was at it, Rove, who served as the keynote speaker for the Davis County Republican Party Lincoln Day Dinner, autographed copies of his book. More than 400 people attended the event at a cost of $50 per person, which...
  • Romney: 'My wife thinks I should run'(only his wife knows whether he can beat Palin)

    02/01/2011 9:18:32 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 73 replies
    Boston.com ^ | Tuesday February 01, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Former Governor Mitt Romney may not have decided whether to run for president, but someone else in his household has already made the call. "My wife thinks I should run," he declared tonight in an interview with CNN's Piers Morgan. "She's absolutely committed. She's saying, 'You've got to run, you've got to have somebody who understands the world of the economy, small business, who can create jobs.' She's convinced I've got to run. But I have to look more broadly and say, 'Alright, Do I have a team necessary to do this?'" Romney, continuing a whirlwind tour of television interviews...
  • Romney up on Palin

    02/01/2011 8:37:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2011 | Gabriella Schwarz
    Former Republican Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney thinks Sarah Palin would be "great" as a candidate for the GOP presidential nomination in 2012. "I believe she is an extraordinarily powerful and effective voice in our party, that she has generated a great deal of support and attention, that she'd be great in a primary process," Romney said Tuesday on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight." "She'd bring attention to the process, and frankly, the more people we have on the stage in those debates talking about different ideas and different approaches, the better." Although he wouldn't speculate on whether he could beat her...
  • Is Mitt Romney Setting Up a Tea Party 'Sister Souljah' Moment?

    01/22/2011 3:16:40 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies · 1+ views
    US News and World Report ^ | January 22, 2011 | Robert Schlesinger, Opinion Editor
    The Boston Globe has an interesting story pointing out that once-and-future GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney is not trying to suck up to the Tea Party movement, a fact which distinguishes Romney from virtually every other potential Republican presidential candidate. According to the Globe: As the former Massachusetts governor lays the groundwork for a possible second presidential run, he has largely shunned Tea Party activists in key primary states, including the state he must win if he enters the race, New Hampshire. Thus far, Romney is on track to present himself as the establishment candidate--a responsible, mainstream Republican leader with...
  • Mitt Romney meets with Benjamin Netanyahu in Israel

    01/16/2011 1:25:10 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/14/11 | Jennifer Epstein
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney met Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who aides say plans sessions with all the serious potential 2012 Republican presidential hopefuls. Netanyahu’s office said the two “discussed a series of issues, including advancing the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians, which will be based on security, and the challenge to the international community posed by the Iranian nuclear program.” Romney, who ran an unsuccessful bid for the 2008 GOP nomination
  • Romney inches closer

    01/13/2011 6:51:20 AM PST · by speciallybland · 50 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/13/2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney, the AP reports, has stepped down from the board of the Marriott hotel chain, another methodical step toward his 2012 run. His aides have told other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April.
  • Quinns Rule Out Romney (Mitt conceding South Carolina already?!)

    01/05/2011 10:17:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    FITS News ^ | January 5, 2011
    The consulting firm of Richard Quinn and Associates – which guided U.S. Senator John McCain to victory in the 2008 S.C. Republican presidential primary – will not advise McCain’s former rival Mitt Romney in 2012. In recent weeks numerous Palmetto politicos have been buzzing about a possible Quinn-Romney hook-up, which would have obviously upset the established S.C. political order. It’s not happening, though. In fact, Romney may not even actively campaign in the Palmetto state – choosing instead to focus his resources on the Nevada Caucus (currently scheduled for February 18) while downplaying the significance of the South Carolina vote,...
  • Pawlenty, Romney to appear on 'The View'

    01/05/2011 10:16:09 PM PST · by pissant · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 1/5/11 | Mike Obrien
    ABC's morning talk show "The View" will host two top Republican contenders for president during the next month. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty (R) will appear Monday on the show, while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) will join the show's four co-hosts Feb. 1, the show said Wednesday. Pawlenty will be on-set to promote his new book, the same thing Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) will likely be doing when he appears in late February on "The View."
  • Conservative doubts still haunt Romney

    12/28/2010 6:58:59 PM PST · by pissant · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/28/10 | Aaron Guerrero
    Sooner or later the bubble had to pop. Mitt Romney has had a pretty swell time of it in 2010. The former presidential contender has been ambidextrous in his political maneuvers, carefully challenging President Obama on key economic issues that play to his own strengths as a pragmatic technocrat. The success generated by his book No Apology earlier this year seemed to verify his place as the GOP’s resident wonk. The book even won praise from detractors as a thoughtful policy manifesto. As Republicans rode a wave of voter dissatisfaction towards taking back the House, Romney faithfully played the role...
  • Mitt Romney's Family Christmas Card-Slash-Campaign Advertisement

    12/25/2010 9:19:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 3+ views
    Comedy Central ^ | December 24, 2010 | Dennis DiClaudio
    Did you get your Christmas card from the Romneys this year? No? That's odd. Did he not confirm your address the last time you ran into him at the yacht club's semi-formal restaurant? What's that? You don't belong to the yacht club? Yikes. This is slightly embarrassing. I certainly do have egg and vanilla-infused aloe facial scrub on my face ha ha ha ha. Anyway, here, you can take a peek at the one that Mitt Romney's campaign website somehow managed to get their hands on… Yes, that is a picture of Mitt Romney and his wife Ann posing with...
  • 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....
  • The Unorthodox Frontrunner (Thinks Romney is da man for 2012)

    11/21/2010 3:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2010 | Philip Klein
    Viewed in isolation, Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential candidacy is doomed. In 2008, Romney earned himself a reputation as a flip-flopper as he dramatically attempted to reshape himself as a stanch conservative despite having previously staked out liberal positions on abortion, guns, immigration and a litany of other issues. This time around, Romney faces the additional burden of trying to explain away his most significant legislative accomplishment as governor of Massachusetts -- a big government health care plan that was a model for ObamaCare. In his last presidential bid he was largely able to get a pass, because health care wasn't...
  • Why Sarah Palin can really become president in 2012

    08/14/2010 7:14:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 126 replies · 1+ views
    Irish Central ^ | August 13, 2010 | Patrick Roberts
    Yes, children Sarah Palin really can become president of the United States. Take a look at yesterday's CNN poll. It shows Mitt Romney just three points ahead of Irish American Palin right before the kickoff for the 2012 republican nomination which begins the day after the November mid-terms. That three points is within the margin of error. It is also within the margin of error of those pundits who say that Palin has no chance to be selected. They are dead wrong and this poll bears that out. This poll says otherwise, as do a slew of results, including last...
  • Mitt Romney wasted no time throwing Matt Amorello under bus

    08/11/2010 4:06:14 AM PDT · by Leisler · 48 replies · 1+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | August 11, 2010 | Peter Gelzinis
    In another life, when he had a wife and child by his side, and a home that still belonged to him, Matt Amorello once hosted a fund-raiser for Mitt Romney. Mitt, as you may recall, returned the favor . . . by crucifying Amorello. So much for Ronald Reagan’s 11th commandment: Never shank a fellow Republican. I come this morning not to praise Matt Amorello, but to show what his brother Republicans seem incapable of - a little compassion. Let’s return to a steamy July morning in 2006, hours after a 12-ton ceiling panel in the connector tunnel to Logan...
  • What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?..She said Romney is not a "Progressive"!

    08/10/2010 9:25:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday August 10, 2010
    Laura Ingraham was on the Glenn Beck radio show in the last hour this morning...While talking about potential candidates for 2012, She was asked if Romney was a "progressive" she said NO he isn't one of them at all...I've heard that she loves Romney like a Ken doll and is a Romneybot, but this is amazing! She also said that she would take Newt as President in a heartbeat! What gives?
  • Mitt Romney sporting pickup truck at fundraisers (RINO alert!)

    08/06/2010 1:59:19 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox Boston ^ | 8/6/10 | Joe Battenfeld
    A pickup-driving image helped put Scott Brown in the U.S. Senate, so is Mitt Romney hoping it will drive him him to the White House? The 2008 Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor drove a beat-up pickup to a New Hampshire fundraiser last night. He's also driven it to other political events as he weighs another run in 2012. Spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom says Romney has owned the Chevy since 2002 and uses it for errands around his New Hampshire lakeside vacation home.
  • 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...
  • Romney continues to lead in NH

    07/28/2010 8:27:12 AM PDT · by speciallybland · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Public Policy Polling ^ | July 28, 2010 | Tom Jensen
    Mitt Romney continues to look like an overwhelming early favorite for the 2012 New Hampshire primary but the most surprising thing about our newest set of numbers there may be that Ron Paul's in third place, outpolling Mike Huckabee and Sarah Palin (albeit by small margins.) Romney leads the way with 31% to 14% for Newt Gingrich, 13% for Paul, 12% for Huckabee, 9% for Palin, 3% for Tim Pawlenty, and 1% for Mitch Daniels. Observations from the numbers: -Among voters who are more likely to support a candidate endorsed by Sarah Palin...Romney leads...with 29% to Palin's 21%. We've written...
  • 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...
  • Palin and Romney preview 2012

    07/20/2010 12:02:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies · 2+ views
    The Daily Caller ^ | July 20, 2010 | Aaron Guerrero
    If the Republican nomination in 2012 shapes up as a two-way race between former Alaska governor Sarah Palin and 2008 presidential candidate Mitt Romney, expect fireworks to fly. Last week, GOP primary voters caught a glimpse of how things might play out between the two Republican heavyweights when anonymous aides from both camps exchanged pointedly personal barbs. The scuffle began when Time magazine’s Mark Halperin anonymously quoted one Romney aide in a column last Thursday, blasting Palin for her lack of substance, “She’s not a serious human being.” Another aide to the former Massachusetts governor ripped into Palin, arguing, “If...
  • The New McCain (Scott Brown)

    07/16/2010 11:54:56 PM PDT · by SmartInsight · 48 replies
    NewsWeek ^ | July 16, 2010 | Matt York
    When people asked for this newly minted celebrity's autograph, Brown signed his name, followed by the number "41," signifying the critical vote the GOP needed to shoot down the president's signature legislation (healthcare reform). "Sometimes he'll be the 41st vote, other times he'll be the 60th," says Eric Fehrnstrom, a Massachusetts political consultant who has done some work for Brown's reelection in 2012, On Democrats' financial-reform package,Brown surprised even his own party when he decided to vote yes, giving his would-be opponents exactly 60 votes.
  • Serious Human Beings [Ref: Romney Staffer's attack on Sarah Palin] (Must Read!!)

    07/15/2010 11:06:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    Hot Air ^ | July 16, 2010 | Doctor Zero
    Even as the starting bell rings for the first round of the Republican presidential free-for-all, we’ve got a couple of anonymous Mitt Romney advisors coming off the top rope, aiming elbow smashes at Sarah Palin’s back. They said she’s “not a serious human being” and “if she’s standing up there in a debate, and the answers are more than 15 seconds long, she’s in trouble.” This childish and incoherent nonsense does a lot more damage to Mitt Romney than Sarah Palin. What, exactly, are the criteria for being considered a “serious human being?” Should she just give up her half-hearted...
  • GOP wishy-washy on Mitt Romney support

    07/10/2010 8:02:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 93 replies · 3+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 10, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney, who’s campaigned hard for Republicans across the country as he eyes a presidential run in 2012, earned high praise but couldn’t secure a solid endorsement from some GOP governors yesterday. “I think he’s going to be one of several people that are going to be seriously considered for the nomination,” said Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, who was recently elected after Romney helped his campaign. “He’s an incredibly talented spokesman for the conservative cause.” Florida Gov. Charlie Crist declined to comment on Romney’s 2012 chances yesterday, saying he’s too busy running his own state. Crist...