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  • A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket (Video)

    06/23/2012 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 162 replies
    Youtube/ Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 30 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    From March when Rush read a e-mail from a friend upset at Romney. Best email ever that describes our dilemma. A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket Another related clip from last October. Rush Limbaugh: We are Letting The Media And RINOS Pick Our Candidates And Finally: Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is NO Conservative
  • Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team

    04/14/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 36 replies
    Gulag Bound ^ | April 13, 2012 | Arlen Williams
    Mitt Romney’s Leftist, Globalist Advisor Team April 13, 2012, 7:49 pm By Arlen Williams We refer to the fine article in New American, by Bob Adelman, “Romney’s Advisors Are Leftist Elites,” 10/10/2011, for contextual information. Below is the list he provided of Romney’s team, with comments.Gulag Bound has provided fact after fact, after analysis, after warning, after plea. This list alone, should cause the reader to take to the streets, to oppose Mitt Romney.Let us oppose him, not just actively, but like our children’s lives depend on it – in a way that makes a difference and prevents him from...
  • Chris Matthews predicts Romney-Portman

    03/21/2012 11:44:42 AM PDT · by presidio9 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Wed, 2012-03-21 | Paul Bedard
    Talk of a Mitt Romney-Rob Portman GOP presidential ticket, a leading pick among Republican insiders, picked up a flashy endorsement Wednesday from long-time political pundit and MSNBC Hardball host Chris Matthews. “Portman’s probably the best bet,” Matthews told the American Bankers Association convention of the Ohio senator. The former Carter speechwriter and top aide to legendary House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill, suggested that the second best pick for Romney would be Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. “I think he’s looking at Virginia and Ohio” as states Romney must carry to beat President Obama, added Matthews. It's an assessment GOP officials...
  • Romney's share of pork

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

    02/12/2012 11:27:31 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies · 1+ views
    The New York Post ^ | February 12, 2012 | Michael A. Walsh
    Mitt Romney’s twin wins over the weekend in the Maine caucuses and the Conservative Political Action Conference’s annual straw poll leave the GOP presidential-nomination race right where it’s been all along — in trouble and waiting for a Prince Charming. In Maine, Romney won with 39.2 percent of the vote, less than four points ahead of Ron Paul. The principal “not-Romneys” — Paul and Rick Santorum — took 53 percent of the roughly 5,600 nonbinding votes cast, about 2 percent of the state’s Republican electorate. Romney’s numbers were similar in the CPAC poll, in which he grabbed 38 percent of...
  • Mitt Romney Is Driving Others Away, Too

    02/03/2012 4:23:43 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 150 replies
    The Scratching Post ^ | February 3, 2012 | K T Cat
    Over at Hot Air, Wolf Howling penned a comment that perfectly sums up my feelings about the Florida primary. I’ve spent the last few weeks watching Romney run the most intellectually dishonest campaign against Gingrich that I could imagine. Romney isn’t making the case that he has a better conservative pedigree, nor that his vision for America is superior or more conservative than Gingrich’s. He spent 17 million doing nothing but trying to delegitimize and demonize Gingrich with gross distortions of history. I haven’t seen anything like this since what the left did to Sarah Palin. And the last time...
  • Romney Says He Pays About 15 Percent in Income Tax

    01/17/2012 12:37:34 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 89 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 17, 2012 | KASIE HUNT
    After weeks of stalling, Mitt Romney did an about-face on Tuesday and said he will release his tax returns in April and that they will show he pays close to 15 percent of his income in taxes. Romney, a multimillionaire, has been under pressure from his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination and others to release the information. He'd previously said he wouldn't release it. He suggested Tuesday that he would make public only one year's worth of information, for 2011. Speaking to reporters after a campaign stop in South Carolina, Romney said most of his income comes from investments,...
  • Romney likens work at Bain Capital to Obama’s auto industry bailout

    01/11/2012 7:40:30 AM PST · by Qbert · 113 replies · 6+ views
    The Hill ^ | 01/11/12 | Jonathan Easley
    On the heels of his decisive victory in the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney took the attacks on his private sector record used by GOP rivals and turned them against President Obama. Romney’s critics have accused him of destroying jobs in order to increase profits for his investment firm, Bain Capital, but speaking Wednesday on CBS, Romney said that what he did was no different from the Obama administration’s auto industry bailouts. “In the general election I’ll be pointing out that the president took the reins at General Motors and Chrysler – closed factories, closed dealerships laid off thousands and...
  • Majority of Conservatives See Romney as "Acceptable"

    01/10/2012 7:44:03 AM PST · by VU4G10 · 53 replies
    gallup.com ^ | January 10, 2012
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Mitt Romney is the now the only candidate that a majority of conservative and moderate/liberal Republicans nationwide see as an "acceptable" GOP nominee for president. Conservative Republicans are more likely to say Romney would be an acceptable nominee than either Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum.
  • The One True Anti-Romney

    01/05/2012 3:52:13 AM PST · by expat1000 · 8 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Jan 4, 2012 | Daniel Greenfield
    While other candidates were busy rising and falling, sinking and swimming, reaching out to experts and promoting themselves to insiders, Rick Santorum did things the old fashioned way. He campaigned. And the candidate whom the insiders ignored and disdained, came within a hair of winning Iowa. So now it's another round of Pile on Santorum. After the previous round of Pile on Gingrich. Which is how we ended up with a match between Romney and Ron Paul. What exactly is the point of destroying Santorum I have to wonder? These attacks aren't really based on ideological opposition. Not for the...
  • Mitt Romney out of control

    01/04/2012 9:45:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 39 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 4, 2012 | Dana Milbank
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — If this is Mitt Romney’s idea of a victory rally, one shudders to think what would have happened if he had lost the Iowa caucuses. The day after his impossibly thin eight-vote victory, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination flew here for a town hall meeting at Manchester Central High School, where he was to bask in the endorsement of his 2008 arch rival, John McCain. But the senator grimaced when he was introduced, and as Romney delivered his own stump speech, an increasingly impatient McCain pulled up his sleeve and checked his watch. McCain gave...
  • Romney: "I Have Very Good Support From Very Conservative Tea Partiers" (video)

    01/03/2012 5:19:35 AM PST · by i88schwartz · 36 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | January 3, 2012 | RealClearPolitics
    "I'll point at my record, and I the nice thing about New Hampshire for instance we looked at the Tea Party voters. Those who identify themselves as Tea Partiers and said, 'Who's your favorite candidate?' I have a good lead with Tea Partiers and people who consider themselves very conservative. So where I'm known pretty well, where my record is pretty well known, why I have very good support from very conservative Tea Partiers," Mitt Romney said when asked how he will make his closing argument to conservatives.
  • Romney most sensible choice for U.S. Republicans

    01/02/2012 1:14:28 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 66 replies
    ,QMI Agency ^ | January 02, 2012 | Peter Worthington
    Conventional wisdom is that whoever wins the Iowa caucus has an encouraging boost to get the Republican nomination for president in November’s vote. Never mind that Mike Huckabee crushed Mitt Romney in the 2008 Iowa caucus, and neither went anywhere; in the 2000 caucus George W. Bush easily beat Steve Forbes and went on to win his party’s nomination; or that in 2000 Robert Dole edged Pat Buchanan and both fell by the wayside. So while winning in Iowa is a morale booster it doesn’t mean much, and will quickly be forgotten after New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. This...
  • Why 80% Reject Paul and Romney

    01/01/2012 10:59:11 AM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 1, 2012 | Kevin McCullough
    Dear Iowa Caucus participants, You have been told for the better part of year now who it is that you must choose. Beltway insiders have insisted upon thrusting establishment candidates upon you. Libertarian anarchists have swopped into your state shouting that you must support Ron Paul, while toking on the marijuana they soon believe President Paul will make legal. You've been openly mocked by Governor John Huntsman from Utah--who ironically seeks your support. Ann Coulter has defied every conservative principal she's ever espoused by trying to brainwash you into thinking that Mitt Romney is the best that you have to...
  • 'Momentum's Name Is Rick Santorum'

    12/31/2011 5:45:06 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 88 replies · 1+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | December 31, 3011 | W. James Antle III
    The last Des Moines Register poll before Tuesday's Iowa caucuses was just released. Conducted from Tuesday to Friday, Mitt Romney leads with 24 percent, followed by Ron Paul at 22 percent, and Rick Santorum at 15 percent. Newt Gingrich is at 12 percent, Rick Perry 11 percent, and Michele Bachmann at 7 percent. Consider the last two days of polling separately, however, and it's Romney at 24 percent, Santorum at 21 percent, and Paul in third at 18 percent. "Momentum's name is Rick Santorum," said Register pollster J. Ann Selzer. That said, looking at only the last two days raises...
  • Mitt Romney's Secret Money (CFR supporter Mitt doesn't want to disclose funders)

    12/26/2011 3:10:01 PM PST · by TitansAFC · 51 replies · 1+ views
    Minneapolis Star-Tribune - Washington Post ^ | 12-26-2011 | Staff - Washington Post
    <p>Mitt Romney is zero for two when it comes to transparency in campaigning.</p> <p>First, Romney, breaking with the practice of previous Republican presidential candidates.....has refused to release the identities of his bundlers, the well-connected fundraisers who help the campaign haul in stacks of checks adding up to hundreds of thousands of dollars....</p>
  • INFLUENCE GAME: Romney advisers' interests emerge

    12/20/2011 5:10:23 AM PST · by PieterCasparzen · 3 replies
    seattlepi.com (AP) ^ | 10/14/2011 | STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press
    Some foreign policy experts who joined Mitt Romney's campaign have lobbying and business backgrounds that could shape the advice they give to the Republican presidential candidate. Their interests include lobbying against cuts in U.S. aid to Pakistan and ties to defense companies with government contracts for cybersecurity, Navy shipbuilding and ballistic missile interceptors — all issues that Romney has cited in recent ... Former Minnesota Congressman Vin Weber, named last week as a special adviser to Romney on foreign policy, lobbied this year for the Council on Pakistan Relations, a U.S.-based support group trying to stave off reduced economic aid...
  • Romney's Financial disclosure RE: Fannie & Freddie

    12/17/2011 9:33:42 PM PST · by billys kid · 19 replies
    Boston Globe: On his financial disclosure statement filed last month, Romney reported owning between $250,001 and $500,000 in a mutual fund that invests in debt notes of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, among other government entities. Over the previous year, he had reported earning between $15,001 and $50,000 in interest from those investments. And unlike most of Romney's financial holdings, which are held in a blind trust that is overseen by a trustee and not known to Romney, this particular investment was among those that would have been known to Romney. The investment was also not on Romney’s 2007 financial...
  • Romney camp in ‘near panic’ over Newt, and for very good reason

    12/08/2011 8:30:10 AM PST · by TBBT · 55 replies
    blogs.ajc.com ^ | 12/8/2011 | Jay Bookman
    s Newt Gingrich a realistic threat to win the GOP nomination? The Romney campaign certainly seems to think so. Ron Fournier, writing in National Journal, reports that “Romney’s campaign is in a state of near panic.” The campaign put together a conference call with reporters featuring prominent GOP officials who lambasted Gingrich in terms that you rarely hear within a political party: “The speaker is running as a reliable and trusted conservative leader. What we’re here to say, with reluctance, but clearly, is he is not a reliable or trustworthy conservative leader,” Sen. Jim Talent told reporters on a conference...
  • Romney Picks up Interesting Endorsement

    12/07/2011 10:27:32 AM PST · by pkajj · 17 replies
    KTRH Michael Berry Show ^ | 9/8/2011 | Michael Berry Radio Show
    Commentary from a frequent guest on KTRH's Michael Berry show. Endorsement comes toward the end of the audio.
  • Newt Screws Up Obama's Occupy Wall Street Anti-Romney Strategy

    12/06/2011 12:13:56 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 18 replies
    rushlimbaugh. ^ | December 06, 2011 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: If you'll recall, I and I alone, I believe, El Rushbo long ago predicted to you, or opined that the Occupy Wall Street movement was a creation of the regime's, because Romney is perceived as Wall Street. They want Romney, and they assume they're going to be running against Romney, and who could blame them. I mean, if you're the Obama regime and you take a look conservative media today, you would have to assume that the Republican Party also wants Romney. Okay, it's inevitable. So you gear up for Romney.
  • Conservatives, Romney, and Electability

    11/24/2011 8:28:09 PM PST · by rocky88 · 103 replies
    Online.wsj.com ^ | November 23, 2011 | Michael Medved
    "In short, the electoral experience of the last 50 years does nothing to undermine the common-sense notion that most political battles are won by seizing and holding the ideological center. In the last two presidential elections, more than 44% of voters described themselves as "moderate," and no conservative candidate could possibly prevail without coming close to winning half of them (as George W. Bush did in his re-election). The notion that ideologically pure conservative candidates can win by disregarding centrists and magically producing previously undiscovered legions of true-believer voters remains a fantasy. It is not a strategy. At the moment,...
  • Mitt Romney still faces a trust deficit with GOP voters

    11/24/2011 10:05:44 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 34 replies · 1+ views
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-24 | Maeve Reston
    Southfield, Mich. — As other Republican candidates have stumbled their way toward the presidential primaries, Mitt Romney has put together what would seem to be all the elements of a winning campaign: an effective staff, a robust treasury and smooth, knowledgeable performances both in debates and on the trail. But for months, the threshold of support for the former Massachusetts governor hasn't inched above a quarter of Republican voters in national polls. For many GOP voters in early primary states, hesitation about Romney comes back to one thing: their perception that he has routinely molded his views to suit the...
  • Kirk Inches Closer to Romney (DIABLO Alert)

    11/15/2011 9:35:41 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 28 replies
    Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk hasn't endorsed a GOP candidate for president, but it's looking more and more like he's on Mitt Romney's team. Kirk said Monday the field is getting down to "Romney and the anti-Romney," listing all of the GOP darlings -- Palin, Bachman, Trump et al -- that have fallen by the wayside. "The underlying story is the rise and rise of Mitt Romney," Kirk said. In regards to the Herman Cain sexual harassment controversy, Kirk said Cain "needs to respond and respond completely." "I do think his story is largely ending," Kirk said. "The critical thing is...
  • Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee

    11/13/2011 6:21:46 PM PST · by Steelfish · 49 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | November 13, 2011
    Back On Top: Mitt Surges Ahead In New Poll As Half Of GOP Think He Will Be The Nominee By DAILY MAIL REPORTER 13th November 2011 Mitt Romney has a growing lead in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination with almost half of the party's voters expect him to be the nominee. Twenty-eight per cent of Republicans backed the former Massachusetts governor, giving him a lead of eight percentage points over his nearest challenger Herman Cain in a Reuters/Ipsos poll, taken November 10-11. Romney was five percentage points ahead in a survey November 7-8. 'Most presidential': Almost half...
  • First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path [Predicts Race Over By Feb.1st]

    11/11/2011 9:53:10 AM PST · by Steelfish · 32 replies
    MSNBC ^ | November 11, 2011 | Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower
    First Thoughts: Romney's Clear Path By NBC’s Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, Domenico Montanaro, and Brooke Brower *** Romney’s clear path: After Herman Cain’s defiant news conference on Tuesday and after Rick Perry’s brain freeze at Wednesday night’s CNBC debate, Mitt Romney’s path to the GOP presidential nomination is now WIDE open. In fact, not since Bob Dole in 1996 has a candidate been such a clear front-runner right before the primaries and caucuses begin. The ’96 comparison is also instructive: Dole still lost New Hampshire to Pat Buchanan. What this all means: While Romney looks to be on his way...
  • The Muslim Brotherhood Infiltrates the GOP

    11/08/2011 11:22:18 AM PST · by americanophile · 8 replies
    Front Page Mag ^ | NOV. 8, 2011 | Front Page Mag
    Frontpage Interview’s guest today is Paul Sperry, a Hoover Institution​ media fellow and author of Infiltration and Muslim Mafia. The latter, co-authored with P. David Gaubatz, exposes the radical Muslim Brotherhood​ and its fronts in the United States. FP: Paul Sperry, welcome to Frontpage Interview. Sperry: Always a pleasure, Jamie. Quick congratulations on another commendable work, Showdown With Evil. FP: Thank you Paul. I would like to talk to you today about how the Muslim Brotherhood penetrates the Republican Party and especially the latest disturbing evidence you have on Grover Norquist​ and Suhail Khan in this context. As you know,...
  • Romney, Always Campaigning for Others...and for Himself (politicians feeding at the trough)

    11/06/2011 2:11:50 PM PST · by bobk333 · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 5, 2011 | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE and ASHLEY PARKER
    ..money is the tool Mr. Romney has deployed the most widely. In the last three years, a constellation of political action committees set up by Mr. Romney in states like Alabama, Michigan and New Hampshire has tapped into his far-flung network of national donors. In turn, an analysis by The New York Times determined, those committees, under the names Commonwealth PAC and Free and Strong America PAC, have made contributions totaling more than $400,000 to about 300 local elected officials and party organizations in 31 states. Mr. Romney’s federal political action committee has donated an additional $1.2 million, including checks...
  • Hey, wasn't Romney the "wacky" candidate in 2008? This is how MSM picks our candidates (VANITY)

    11/02/2011 5:25:37 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 11 replies
    This is commentary on how the media picked Saruman(R-AZ) in 2008, in comparison to the current 2012 race. Michelle Bachmann was made to appear 'wacky'. Then Perry, the same. Remember the "big black cloud"? Now the media is trying to say he was drunk at the last debate. Now Cain and this stupid politico scandal. They're being whackified. But what of 2008? Who remembers how Huckabee was made out to be a religious whackjob? Thompson was made out to be a whacko because he didn't even want to be president. And then there's Romney. Romney was a whacko because of...
  • Romney, Perry, and Tax Returns

    10/31/2011 2:42:19 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 3 replies
    National Review Online ^ | October 31, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    .....“Governor Perry has always released his tax returns and Mitt Romney and the other candidates should do the same.” If history is any indication, watch for Perry to push that theme hard, and for Romney to remain firm in his decision to keep his returns private. “We’ll take a look at the question of releasing tax returns during the next tax filing season,” says Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul about the Perry campaign’s request. By then, of course, the primary campaign could be effectively over. Perry communications director Ray Sullivan responds: “Governor Perry made a decision a long time ago in...
  • Does Romney Have a "Nixon Problem"?

    10/26/2011 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 26, 2011 | Michael Medved
    A ghost from 1968 haunts the campaign of Mitt Romney—and no, it’s not the memory of his father, the late Michigan Gov. George Romney, who stumbled as a leading GOP contender 43 years ago. For the younger Romney, the more worrisome blast from the past involves the campaign of Richard Nixon, who ultimately won the nomination by default but never managed to inspire real enthusiasm from the party faithful. As with Mitt, nearly all Republicans considered Nixon acceptable as a standard bearer as the former vice president positioned himself in the safe center of the party.But grassroots activists felt far...
  • I KNEW IT !!! (re. Romney)

    10/25/2011 9:40:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Told you this guy was BAD news... The Inevitable One Just popped over to Intrade to check out the latest odds on the GOP primary race, and although the punters are still piling the chips high on Romney, a harsh reality was laid bare... Not this one, people... NEVER! More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • Romney Hasn't Earned the GOP Nomination

    10/18/2011 12:48:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/18/11 | Aaron Goldstein
    Notwithstanding the fact that not a single ballot has been cast in any of the Republican primaries, there seems to be a concerted effort by the liberal media to bestow the GOP nomination upon former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. According to the Detroit Free Press, "Mitt Romney's steady-as-she-goes campaign for the presidential nomination is beginning to look inevitable." The Washington Post tells us that Romney "is suddenly attracting new support from major donors and elected officials… as people across the GOP grow more accepting of the presidential contender as the party's standard-bearer." Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times declares,...
  • Romney the Electable?

    10/01/2011 4:09:59 PM PDT · by delacoert · 23 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | October 1, 2011 | Aaron Reber
    Are you sick and tired yet of hearing about Mitt Romney being the "most electable" candidate? I am. Lately, via the media and our own RNC elites, we have been fed this constant drivel about the electability of Mitt Romney. The same tired story goes that, because Romney was the centrist Republican governor of a blue state, he has the widest voter appeal, and thus the best chance to win in a general election. This is a bad joke. Now, I'm no beltway "expert." However, I've had the opportunity to work on campaigns ranging from U.S. Senate down to City...
  • The Republican Primary is Over

    09/29/2011 10:28:10 PM PDT · by americanophile · 66 replies
    GOPublius.com ^ | September 26, 2011 | Libertas
    The Republican presidential primary contest is over. Yes, you heard us right. Despite the months of campaigning ahead; the speeches, fundraising, media proxy wars, endorsements, gaffes and dark horse speculation, there is increasingly little doubt about the Republican presidential nominee for 2012. His name is Mitt Romney. From the beginning the contest has been Romney’s to lose, and not merely because of a party predilection toward nominating the last runner up. It’s been Romney’s to lose because of a combination of his own qualities, and those of his competition. Were he in a position to be truly candid, like any...
  • Obama’s Wall Street donors shift support to Romney (the crony-capitalist King)

    09/27/2011 2:18:49 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 9 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 27, 2011 | Holly Bailey
    President Obama's rhetorical war against Wall Street "fat cats" and his efforts to enact sweeping reforms of the financial sector haven't exactly endeared him to top financial industry executives. Now it appears the Wall Street donors who helped fund Obama's successful 2008 bid are shifting their campaign cash elsewhere.Per Bloomberg's Jonathan Salant, at least 100 donors who previously supported Obama in 2008 haven't written a check to his re-election campaign and are instead supporting Mitt Romney's 2012 bid. The shift has helped Romney raise more than twice as much from Wall Street as Obama has so far this election cycle.Democrats...
  • Romney Lures Obama Wall Street Donors in Race for Campaign Cash

    09/26/2011 10:09:26 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 6 replies
    Bloomberg | September 26, 2011 | Jonathan D. Salant and Lisa Lerer
    Cannot excerpt Bloomberg article due to their restrictions. However, you can read the story HERE. Gist of write-up: Romney and Perry are at competing fundraisers this evening. The RINO is in New York picking up loads of cash from Zero's Wall Street donors who helped the Wee Wee get into office and now have buyers remorse. The Gov is in Dee Cee raking in dough from conservative southerners. All three sides (Rick, Slick and Obozo) have their spin machines kicked into overdrive.
  • Romney's (Very Liberal) Big Money Donors

    09/22/2011 6:29:28 AM PDT · by xzins · 17 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 26Mar11 | Shushannah Walsh
    Mitt Romney is on the road, ... securing high-dollar donors and bundlers, He’s made stops in important primary states like Florida and has trips planned for another early state, Nevada. The former and would-be candidate also met with donors in New York City and Washington, D.C. this week. When all is said and done, the money tour is expected to hit 30 cities including stops in Los Angeles and Detroit. Donors that are getting ready to open their checkbooks or already have say that Romney has said he needs to raise $50 million quickly. “With all elections, of course, early...
  • Early lead in polls no indication of GOP nominee: Romney grabs momentum, but race is wide open

    07/03/2011 4:26:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July3, 2011 | Seth McLaughlin
    Coming out of the July 4th weekend, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the clear front-runner in the crowded Republican field of White House hopefuls — though history suggests the early lead in the polls won’t necessarily make him a shoo-in at the ballot box. Polling this far out from the first vote being cast can be a shaky barometer for who will emerge victorious from the grueling primary process. Just ask former House Democratic leader Richard A. Gephardt, former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean and former New York City Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani — each of whom sprinted out to...
  • Romney: “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party”

    06/14/2011 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/14/2011 | Alex Pappas
    “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.”
  • Palin’s Mandate Hypocrisy (Pay attention to Mitt! He's the Real Deal!! Sob!)

    06/02/2011 2:10:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    Frum Forum ^ | June 2, 2011 | Zac Morgan
    On the day Mitt Romney formally announced his bid for the GOP presidential nomination, former Alaska Governor took a shot at his Massachusetts health care plan by criticizing government mandates. RealClearPolitics reports: ‘[E]ven on a state level and a local level, mandates coming from a governing body, it’s tough for a lot of us to accept because we have great faith in the private sector and in our own families and in our businessmen and women in making decisions for ourselves,’ Palin said. ‘Not any level of government telling us what to do.’ And yet… even her home state of...
  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

    06/02/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 11 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | June 2 | Henry D'Andrea
    I’m not saying every tea partier is against Mitt Romney, but many prominent Tea Party groups are saying no to Romney for President. FreedomWorks, an influential Washington-based group working within the Tea Party movement, say they do not support Mitt Romney for President, because of his moderate record as governor. The group’s communications director said, it’s because “Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much.” Brendan Steinhauser, the group’s liaison to smaller, grassroots organizations said, Romney is, “inauthentic.” They also have some beef with RomneyCare. Also, the Tea Party organization’s president and CEO Matt Kibbe was...
  • Romney and health care: In the thick of history [An Amazing Political Feat]

    05/30/2011 8:12:19 AM PDT · by Fractal Trader · 20 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 30 May 2011 | Brian C. Mooney
    In late spring 2005, Mitt Romney gathered with a dozen top policy and political advisers in a conference room near the governor’s suite on the third floor of the State House. For two years, they had grappled with the abstruse complexities of health care reform, sifting data, evaluating input from experts, and testing theories to craft a plan that would expand coverage to nearly everyone in the state and not break the bank. This was a bold move for a first-term Republican governor, some of whose more conservative advisers doubted the wisdom of a foray deep into policy turf long...
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president," says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. "She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run." "I don't think she's going to run," says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. "She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she's doing now and say that she's found a way to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • Mitt Looks the Part (Barfage? yes, but interesting points)

    05/24/2011 8:18:34 AM PDT · by FreeKeys · 40 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | May 23, 2011 | Robert B. Reich
    Why Mitt Romney still poses the greatest challenge to Obama in 2012 One of my regrets in life is losing the chance to debate Mitt Romney and whip his ass. It was the fall of 2002. Mitt Romney had thundered into Massachusetts with enough money to grab the Republican nomination for governor. Meanwhile, I was doing my best to secure the Democratic nomination. One week before the Democratic primary, I was tied in the polls with the state treasurer, well ahead of four other candidates. But my campaign ran out of cash. Despite pleas from my campaign manager, I didn't...
  • Mitt Romney Returns to South Carolina (smells like scotch and valium)

    05/21/2011 11:24:43 PM PDT · by ak267 · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5-22-2011 | ak267
    A crowd of about 40 in a hot warehouse stacked with plumbing supplies cheered when he said it was time for politicians to spend less time thinking about getting re-elected and more time on "thinking about how to get the country on the right track and put Americans back to work."
  • The Early Republican Field Is Less Hungersville, More “The Hunger Games”

    05/21/2011 9:11:56 AM PDT · by theothercheek
    The Stiletto Blog ^ | May 20, 2011 | The Stiletto
    The Republican presidential field is starting to look like “ The Hunger Games,” with those who had no fight in them, those who overplayed their hand and those who were undisciplined out of the fight to the finish before the real contest begins. Mitt Romney - a stronger, well-fed combatant - is eager to enter the arena. Alarmed by the alacrity with which at least half a dozen contenders fell by the wayside, some well-heeled spectators are rushing to support him even before they have a chance to size up the other combatants – some of whom are in stealth...
  • What if Romney Wins the GOP Nomination for President in 2012?

    05/11/2011 7:40:34 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 103 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | May 10,2011 | Myra Adams
    A visit to a therapist might be necessary to help conservatives work through their issues with the current frontrunner. What if Mitt Romney wins the Republican nomination for president in 2012? A vast majority of conservatives become anxiety-ridden at the mere posing of this question, and many go ballistic at the thought of it actually happening. So a quick visit to a therapist may be helpful. Imagine yourself lying on a couch in the spring of 2012 with soothing music playing in the background. News breaks that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has clinched the Republican nomination for president. Your...
  • Are you ready for the big Romney health-care speech? (Coming May 12,2011)

    05/11/2011 6:53:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 05/11/2011 | Allahpundit
    On Thursday, the healing begins. Mitt Romney won’t be apologizing for Romneycare in his health care speech Thursday. But he will be addressing it, according to a Romney aide.“He’ll address it, but the main focus of the speech will be what his plans will be going forward,” the aide tells National Review Online…“What will be clear is that number one, he’s got the same position as every other 2012er when it comes to the repeal of Obamacare,” the aide says. “Secondly, he’ll be the first of those candidates to lay out his plan for replacing Obamacare with reforms that will...
  • Do Palin and Romney Represent a GOP Income and Education Divide?

    05/09/2011 9:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Is there a beer vs. wine or a mink coat vs. cloth coat divide in the Republican primary electorate that divides affluent and more well-educated Republicans from those who are poorer and less educated? According to a recent study by Gallup, there just may be. In a survey of 3,304 Republicans during the past three months, Gallup found that “Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney's support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21%...