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  • Romney leaves Cruz off his list of 2016 GOP stars

    11/03/2013 1:58:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2013 11:36 AM EST
    Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016. … … Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “stands out as one of the very strongest lights.” …
  • “Dad never wanted to be President”: Tagg Romney says Mitt had to be pushed by Ann and the boys

    12/23/2012 4:57:56 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 50 replies
    Mail on Sunday (UK) ^ | 12:42 EST, 23 December 2012 | Meghan Keneally
    Mitt Romney’s son says that his defeated dad never actually wanted the top job and he was reluctantly convinced to run for president. “He wanted to be president less than anyone I’ve met in my life. He had no desire to… run,” the eldest Romney son Tagg said in an interview with the Boston Globe. “If he could have found someone else to take his place… he would have been ecstatic to step aside. He is a very private person who loves his family deeply and wants to be with them, but he has deep faith in God and he...
  • SC Debate: Romney Says He Will 'Probably' Release Taxes in April

    01/17/2012 2:40:51 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies · 1+ views
    KGO - ABC News Radio - San Francisco | January 17, 2012
    (MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Amid continued pressure from his rivals to make public his tax returns, Mitt Romney said at a Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night that he will "probably" release that information in April. That timetable is in line with tradition of past nominees, who have released their information around tax day in early April. "I have nothing in them that suggests there is any problem," he said. "I'm happy to do so." Romney had said as recently as last Wednesday that he doesn't feel the need to do anything more than the law requires him to do,...
  • Mitt Romney. 2012 Presidential White Papers #5 (A devastating piece

    12/20/2011 8:19:30 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 22 replies
    Club for Growth ^ | 2007 (with update) | Staff
    The Club for Growth wrote a white paper on Governor Romney back in 2007. Most of the information below is from that repory, but since Romney has been outspoken on several issues then, weve updated his record to reflect those positions. ...During his initial 2002 campaign Romney refused to sign an anti-tax pledge, but he pledged to balance the budget without raising taxes and touted his fulfillment of that pledge throughout his term. But the details suggest that he broke his verbal committment. Romney did not impose any broad-based tax hikes he imposed a slew of fee hikes. He opposed...
  • Romney: Islam Is a Peace-Loving Religion

    12/11/2011 8:50:59 AM PST · by EternalVigilance · 121 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Dec. 11, 2011 | Gary Cohen
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says the Muslims he knows are "peace-loving and America-loving individuals." At a campaign event in Cedar Rapids Friday, the subject of how to handle the threat posed by radical Islam was raised. As reported in the Des Moines Register, Romney reminded the gathering he had grown up in the Detroit area which has a large Muslim community.
  • Longtime Romney Supporters Abandoning Him in Chicago. Is His "Inevitable" Victory Now Impossible?

    12/09/2011 8:18:31 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    HillBuzz ^ | December 8, 2011 | Kevin DuJan
    This is purely anecdotal, so I hope others out there chime in with what they are seeing and hearing on the ground where they live. If you have been reading this site since 2008 or are at least vaguely aware of our coverage of Willard “Mittens” Romneycare, you’ll know that from the day after John McCain’s defeat three years ago the “Romney Guys” in Chicago have been pushing Romneycare’s nomination for 2012. These “Romney Guys” are 70% of the reason I have nothing but disgust for Willard “Mittens” Romneycare: the people he has always surrounded himself with are vile, permanent...
  • Gibbs: Romney is like the weather - he'll change (Obama is like a thief - he steals)

    12/04/2011 9:39:26 AM PST · by tobyhill · 10 replies
    cbs ^ | 12/4/2011 | By Lucy Madison
    Robert Gibbs, former White House Press Secretary and a top campaign adviser to President Obama, argued Sunday that Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hasn't "caught fire" with GOP voters because "he will say virtually anything to get elected." "He's a political gymnast of the highest order," Gibbs said during an appearance on CBS' "Face the Nation." "He will say virtually anything to get elected to any office." "If you don't like where Mitt Romney is today, just wait until tomorrow," Gibbs added. "It's a little bit like the weather." A new poll by the Des Moines Register puts Romney in...
  • Romney Declines Lincoln-Douglas Debate Against Gingrich

    12/02/2011 11:36:29 AM PST · by Notwithstanding · 169 replies
    Real Clear Policitcs ^ | 12/2/2011 | Erin McPike
    With the Republican presidential primary appearing to have narrowed into a two-man contest, Human Events and Red State moved quickly to lock down a date for a Lincoln-Douglas-style debate between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich. The two organizations went so far this past Monday as to firm up the Annenberg Theater at the Newseum in Washington as the venue on Dec. 19 after another debate originally scheduled that day was canceled. For its part, the Newseum was excited to host the pre-primary forum. There was just one problem. While Gingrich was ready to take his place on the stage, the...
  • Romney visits former President George H.W. Bush

    12/01/2011 8:30:55 PM PST · by bkopto · 39 replies
    AP ^ | Dec 1, 2011 | Staff
    Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney met with former President George H.W. Bush Thursday, but Romney aides say no endorsement is coming. The former Massachusetts governor ventured onto the turf of a rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to meet with Bush and his wife, Barbara, in the living room of their Houston home. Romney spokeswoman Gail Gitcho said Romney and the nation's 41st president are friends, but added that the visit doesn't mean Bush will endorse Romney. Bush spokesman Jim McGrath said the meeting was a courtesy visit, noting that Bush has met with other GOP presidential hopefuls, including Jon Huntsman.
  • Romney’s the One [Ramesh: Limbaugh and Levin Supported Romney in 2008]

    12/02/2011 10:16:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | December 02, 2011 | RAMESH PONNURU
    RAMESH PONNURU DECEMBER 2, 2011 Romney’s the One Even though nobody has yet cast a vote in the primaries, Republicans are increasingly resigned to Gov. Mitt Romney’s winning the party’s presidential nomination. Every week he gets a few more endorsements from Republican officeholders. He has never had a commanding lead in the polls, but one by one the other candidates who have occupied the top tier with him — first Rep. Michele Bachmann, then Gov. Rick Perry, then Herman Cain — have fallen back out of it. The current surge for Newt Gingrich looks like one last fling before Republicans...
  • New Huntsman Ad Hammers Mitt Romney for Changing Positions on Issues: Mittstant Replay

    12/01/2011 10:05:07 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 6 replies
    There certainly appears to be a blood-feud between Jon Huntsman and Mitt Romney. Huntsman continues his attacks focused almost exclusively on Romney with this new ad that takes from Romney’s recent interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier in which Romney claimed Baier’s list of past “flip-flops” was “just not accurate.” The web ad then goes on to show clips of Romney from the past on that list of issues juxtaposed with his current views. This ad makes you think Huntsman’s Campaign is far more about keeping Mitt Romney from being President than it is about Jon Huntsman wanting to be...
  • I Agree With The DNC, Romney Is A Flip-Flopper

    11/28/2011 1:18:19 PM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-28-11 | Curt
    It's been a long time since I've agreed with anything the DNC has put out...if ever. But I can't find much fault with these new ads they put out: [VIDEOS AT SITE] The Obama flip-flops are legendary, as is Romney's which just goes to show you, Romney is Obama-lite and no choice at all if given the nomination. As for the candidate who is giving OLite a run for his money, Newt Gingrich, he picked up a few endorsements today. First up is Maryland Congressman Andy Harris and according to the Gingrich camp there are more to come today....
  • Mitt Romney still facing a trust deficit - voters "leery"

    11/26/2011 3:23:26 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 41 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 25, 2011 | Maeve Reston
    <p>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.</p>
  • Not Your Grandfather's Republican Party; Obama and Romney Nearly the Same

    11/26/2011 8:09:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 26, 2011 | Mike Shedlock
    Not your grandfather’s Republican Party My lifelong friend and high-school classmate had an wonderful op-ed on iPolitics today. Please consider Not your grandfather’s Republican Party by David Wise. One of the most negative things to have happened to the increasingly dysfunctional political system in the United States has been the transformation of the Republican Party over the last generation into the party of fiscal deficits. At one time, the bastion of balanced budgets and no free lunches, 70% of gross public debt through the last fiscal year was accumulated under the last three Republican presidents who ran deficits twenty out...
  • Mitt Romney: Tom Dewey All Over Again

    11/25/2011 9:01:55 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 23 replies
    The New American ^ | 11-25-2011 | Jack Kenny
    They arrive now with monotonous regularity. Another day, another announcement by a New Hampshire politician of his or her endorsement of Mitt Romney for President. Former Governor John Sununu. Former Governor and U.S. Senator Judd Gregg. Senator Kelly Ayotte. Umpteen members of the New Hampshire House and Senate. Romney's the one. A businessman. A leader. The one who will create what all America wants — jobs, jobs, jobs! Overseas, seas, seas. Yet the Romney record suggests he'll be creating the jobs overseas, seas, seas, and that's what we'll be hearing from the Obama camp from here to reelection. Oh, how...
  • 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...
  • Evitable (Romney is not "inevitable")

    11/19/2011 5:40:36 PM PST · by Innovative · 94 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Nov 18, 2011 | Bill Kristol
    Should Mitt Romney be the nominee of the Republican party for president in 2012? Perhaps. Should voters support him because he's the "inevitable" nominee? No. For one thing, his nomination is evitable - perhaps all too evitable (see below). For another, we are a proud, self-governing people. We're sometimes even an obstreperous bunch—and a good thing it is for the cause of liberty. We often balk at yielding meekly to claims of inevitability. Here in America, we the people rule by electing. We don't bow to those anointed by pundits. But really, you might ask - isn't Romney inevitable? And...
  • Romney on Romneycare: ‘I Am Not Going to Walk Away From That’

    11/17/2011 3:56:42 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 2011-11-17 | Katrina Trinko
    Don’t expect Mitt Romney to backtrack on his Massachusetts health-care plan at any point this election cycle. “I am sure there are many people who have calculated, and perhaps correctly, that the healthcare plan I put in place in Massachusetts is not good for me politically, and if I want to encourage my political future, I should say it was a mistake and walk away from it,” Romney told Fox Business Network host Neil Cavuto in an interview set to air later tonight. “You have seen a lot of candidates look at their biggest vulnerability, call it a mistake, and...
  • Santorum says Romney to the left of Obama on same-sex marriage

    11/17/2011 11:11:19 AM PST · by Antoninus · 42 replies
    On Top Magazine ^ | November 15, 2011 | Carlos Santoscoy
    Rick Santorum on Monday accused GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney of being more liberal on gay marriage than President Barack Obama. Santorum, a former senator from Pennsylvania, made his remarks during an interview on Laura Ingraham's radio show. When Ingraham asked Romney's stance on a proposed bill that would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), Santorum answered: “I would argue that Mitt Romney, as governor of Massachusetts, was to the left of Barack Obama on the issue of gay marriage.” DOMA is the 1996 law that bars federal agencies and the military from recognizing the legal marriages of gay...
  • Mitt Romney's hostile takeover of the right

    11/16/2011 4:58:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-16 | Brent Budowsky
    For Mitt Romney this is like the good old days at Bain Capital, except this time his takeover involves not another company but the Republican Party. In fact, Romney is seeking a hostile takeover of the conservative movement, methodically moving to take over Michele Bachmann, Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Rick Santorum and finally Newt Gingrich. Conservatives might remember what Romney did after he took over companies. You did not want to be a worker in a firm Romney took over. He liked layoffs. I now expect Romney to move fast to the right for a few weeks while...
  • A word about Romney

    11/12/2011 1:29:02 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 158 replies
    vanity | Nov 12, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    RINO. Three words: liberal progressive RINO. Add a fourth, fifth, sixth, etc: unprincipled, untrustworthy, flip-flopper, aisle-crossing, fraud, liar, political whore. And a few more: abortionist, gay rights panderer, gun-grabber, global warming advocate, big government mandate lover, socialist healthcare pusher, constitution trampling, liberal judge appointing, TARP loving, bailout loving, stimulus pushing Keynesian statist. That my friends, is no definition of conservative or of conservatism. Not even close. In fact it's the exact opposite. Free Republic is and will remain an exclusive pro-God, pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-constitution, pro-small government, pro-capitalism, pro-defense, pro-borders, grassroots patriotic conservative site, regardless of party politics. I support...
  • Mitt Romney: Cancel the coronation — how conservatives can defeat him

    11/11/2011 8:28:42 AM PST · by libstripper · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | Nov. 11, 2011 | Brent Budowsky
    For those who believe the current commentariat consensus that Mitt Romney should be coronated as the inevitable Republican nominee, consider the excellent story by Alicia Cohn in The Hill about conservatives uniting to defeat Romney, and remember the GOP primaries in 1976 when Ronald Reagan was almost nominated after a late surge. Cohn's included one bit of news that has not been adequately covered by most media, the creation of a group of conservatives to be found at the notmittromney.com, and one subject that has also not been adequately covered: the importance of the Florida primary in late January and...
  • Mitt Romney: Allegations against Cain must be “addressed seriously” (WATCH VIDEO)

    11/08/2011 1:21:28 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 64 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/08/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Was it wise for Mitt Romney to offer any opinion on Herman Cain’s campaign crisis? Romney tells George Stephanopoulos in an interview today that he finds the allegations “serious” and particularly disturbing,” although Romney declines to answer whether they are disqualifying if true. All he says in that regard is that Cain has to address the allegations directly: Mitt Romney today for the first time characterized sexual harassment allegations facing fellow GOP candidate Herman Cain as “particularly disturbing.”“These are serious allegations, George,” said Romney in an exclusive interview with George Stephanopoulos that aired on ABC News and Yahoo. ”And they’re...
  • (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...
  • "You need someone like me in Washington,": Romney's curious timing in his support for abortion

    11/07/2011 11:31:36 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 8 replies · 1+ views
    Coach is Right ^ | 11/7/2011 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    During a September 2002 meeting with NARAL Pro-Choice Massachusetts Willard Romney made this implied promise, “You need someone like me in Washington.” Both Willard and the baby killing ghouls of NARAL knew what was being discussed. He was running for Governor of Massachusetts and clearly looking past his anticipated victory to a day when he could stop pretending he cared about pro-life issues and show his true devotion to their “cause” from the White House. Romney made it quite clear that NARAL would have a friend in the State House and eventually in the White House if they helped elect...
  • The Romney Rino Scorecard

    11/05/2011 9:43:22 PM PDT · by A Conservative Voice · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Furthermore ^ | 11/02/11 | KLSouth
    Romney is No Conservative “We don’t intend to turn the Republican Party over to the traitors in the battle just ended. We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support. Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates wouldn’t make any sense at all.” “A political party cannot be all things to all people. It must represent certain fundamental beliefs which must not be compromised to political expediency or simply to swell its numbers. Don’t give up your ideals, don’t compromise, don’t turn to expediency —...
  • Democrats Target Romney on Reproductive Rights

    11/03/2011 11:47:23 AM PDT · by Ripliancum · 6 replies
    New York Times ^ | November 3, 2011 | ASHLEY PARKER
    President Obama’s re-election campaign has been hammering Mitt Romney from many angles in recent weeks. And now Democrats are beginning a new push against him, this time using the issue of reproductive rights in a bid to raise doubts about Mr. Romney among women. The Democratic National Committee has scheduled a conference call for Thursday with Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, the party chairwoman, who, according to the committee’s press release, will “slam G.O.P. presidential candidate Mitt Romney for voicing support for such efforts which could endanger women’s lives.” The Democratic offensive is built around Mr. Romney’s statements on...
  • Who is Mitt Romney conning?

    11/03/2011 3:25:16 PM PDT · by GlockThe Vote · 22 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | November 3, 2011
    Mitt Romney’s problem with the Republican Party is not just that he previously held liberal positions on a wide-ranging array of issues. That can be explained away, at least a bit, as pandering necessary to win votes in a Democratic state. The deeper problem is that Romney was promising behind closed doors to act as essentially a sleeper agent within the Republican Party, adopting liberal stances, rising to national prominence, and thereby legitimizing them and transforming the Party from within. Today’s Washington Post has more detail: Mitt Romney was firm and direct with the abortion rights advocates sitting in his...
  • Evangelicals Concerned About Mitt Romney’s Religion, Says New Polls and Interviews

    11/02/2011 8:59:30 PM PDT · by delacoert · 35 replies
    Christian Post ^ | Nov. 2, 2011 | Daniel Distant
    Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney may face even more opposition regarding his faith if he becomes the GOP nominee, according to polls and several interviews by the Huffington Post. The staunchest opposition against Romney because of his faith came from Rev. Robert Jeffress, who is the spiritual leader for the largest church in Texas. Jeffress, a supporter of GOP contender Rick Perry, called Mormonism a “cult,” and Perry – along with many Christian conservatives – publicly rebuked him. According to new polls and information from Evangelical leaders, Christian views might change if Romney is chosen as Obama’s adversary in 2012. Rev....
  • Mitt Romney, the pretzel candidate

    10/29/2011 5:21:02 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 10/29/2011 | George Will
    A day after refusing to oppose repeal of Kasich’s measure, Romney waffled about his straddle, saying he opposed repeal “110 percent.” He did not, however, endorse the anti-mandate measure, remaining semi-faithful to the trans-Appalachian codicil pertaining to principles, thereby seeming to lack the courage of his absence of convictions. Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser of his principles who is not only becoming less electable; he might damage GOP chances of capturing the Senate. Republican successes down the ticket will depend on the energies of the Tea Party and other conservatives, who will be...
  • Romney Supporters Banned From Free Republic

    11/01/2011 1:05:31 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 897 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News Nation ^ | By Emily Schultheis, Politico
    Free Republic founder Jim Robinson has a message for supporters of Mitt Romney: go away. In an email to POLITICO this afternoon, Robinson admitted that the site routinely blocks Romney supporters from posting -- and offered no apologies for the practice: Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-gun, pro-small government, pro-constitution, pro-liberty site. Governor Romney is none of the above. His record is that of an abortionist, gay rights pushing, gun grabbing, global warming advocating, big government, mandate loving, constitution trampling, flip-flopping liberal progressive with no core values. That and the fact that he is the chief architect and advocate...
  • Google Apparently Doesn't Like Romney's Chances: THE PHRASE 'ROMNEY CAN WIN' DOESN'T ...

    10/28/2011 8:03:07 PM PDT · by delacoert · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 28, 201 | John Johnson
    Mitt Romney can't catch a break. First George Will dumps on him, and now it looks like Google's search engine isn't a big fan. The folks at Slate's Browbeat blog have noticed that when users type the phrase "Romney can win" into the search bar, they get this suggestion: "Did you mean: Romney can't win" Romney is the only candidate who gets the treatment, though this appears to be an innocent quirk of the algorithms and not some sinister Google bomb. Of course, it's nothing compared to Rick Santorum's Google troubles.
  • 10 reasons Christians should reject Romney

    10/27/2011 8:08:35 PM PDT · by delacoert · 20 replies
    WorldNetDaily ^ | October 27, 2011 | Chaplain Gordon James Klingenschmitt
    We've all heard the controversy about presidential candidate Mitt Romney's faith. Is he a Christian? He claims to be, yet 75 percent of American Protestant pastors disagree with the statement: "I personally consider Mormons to be Christians." Wherever you stand, here are the top 10 reasons Christians can never vote for Mitt Romney – and they have nothing to do with his Mormon faith. Romney forced homosexual marriage upon Massachusetts. When the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided in 2003 to recognize homosexual "marriage," ignoring the voters and the Constitution, the court admitted it did not have power to issue licenses or...
  • Mormonism, Catholicism, and the Romney Candidacy

    10/26/2011 8:31:31 PM PDT · by rzman21 · 52 replies
    The Catholic Thing ^ | June 2011 | Francis Beckwith
    By Francis J. Beckwith 1 In a piece recently published in the Catholic and Evangelical portals of the Patheos website, Warren Cole Smith explains why he cannot support Mitt Romney’s candidacy for President of the United States. “A Vote for Romney is a Vote for the LDS Church” reminded me of the sort of anti-Catholic screeds that were widely published during the presidential candidacy of Senator John F. Kennedy. Catholics conversant with the 1960 election will recognize in Mr. Smith’s piece the sort of histrionics that were employed against them and their faith in the not-too-distant past. Consider this excerpt...
  • Romney refuses to back Kasich against govt unions

    10/25/2011 12:35:35 PM PDT · by libstripper · 82 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Conn Carroll
    Campaigning in Ohio today, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stopped by a Republican Party phone-bank making calls in support of Gov. John Kasich's government union reform referendum, but refused to endorse the actual referendum. CNN's Peter Hamby called the scene an "incredible moment in politics."
  • Romney files in New Hampshire, gets Sununu endorsement

    10/24/2011 9:12:19 PM PDT · by ccwman · 20 replies
    CBSNews ^ | October 24, 2011 | Sarah B. Boxer
    CONCORD, N.H. - Mitt Romney made it official on Monday, filing paperwork to become a presidential candidate in New Hampshire, where he has pinned his hopes on a strong victory that will catapult him to the Republican nomination for president. "It's a big day today," said Romney, who was welcomed by crowd of 200 people at the state Capitol. "We're going to make sure it takes this time!"
  • Romney: It's "his turn"? Why?

    10/20/2011 10:25:42 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    Renew America ^ | 10-20-2011 | Wes Vernon
    Not a single vote has been cast in the Republican presidential primary. Not one. Yet, the Republican Party establishment has decided for us that Mitt Romney is the 2012 anointed one. Why? Well, he's a veteran campaigner, or he has become a household name. Or some variation that leads to the bottom-line rationale that "It's his turn." The GOP machine tries mightily to formulate the parameters of intra-party debate so that candidates gather in a virtual cartoon-depicted assembly line, each awaiting "his [or her] turn." Let's give the GOP veteran operators their due. These are folks who have done much...
  • Watch GOP Frontrunner Mitt Romney Praise Liberal Lion Ted Kennedy For His Role In Passing RomneyCare

    10/13/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT · by Qbert · 11 replies · 3+ views
    Reason.com ^ | October 13, 2011 | Peter Suderman
    Despite copious evidence to back up the connection, GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney has yet to admit the link between the Massachusetts health care overhaul he signed into law as governor and the federal overhaul President Obama passed last year. You can understand why he's declined: Given that Romney is running as an establishment conservative for the Republican nomination, the friendly connection to the rival party's leader and his most prominent policy achievement would be, well, kind of awkward. But when the Massachusetts law first took effect, Romney did praise a different prominent liberal collaborator as one of the law's "parents"...
  • Mormon bishop's daughter spills Romney's 'secrets' ...

    10/13/2011 12:40:06 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 42 replies · 1+ views
    The daughter of a Mormon bishop who has abandoned her family's faith claims in a new book the election of Mitt Romney to the presidency would put the U.S. in danger due to what she calls the Republican's "outrageous," "horrific" and "mind-controlling" beliefs. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann "While he attempts to portray Mormonism as just another Christian religion, Mitt Romney counts on his skills to shift our attention away from what he truly believes," says Tricia Erickson, author of "Can Mitt Romney Serve Two Masters? The Mormon Church Versus the Office of the Presidency of...
  • Mormon bishop's daughter spills Romney's 'secrets' ...

    10/13/2011 6:53:59 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 79 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | October 12, 2011 | Joe Kovacs
    'Would you trust the judgment of a man if he truly believes he's gonna be a god?' "If the American people knew what he truly believed, they would surely not place him in the highest office in the land."
  • CNN: Conservative group to target Romney

    10/05/2011 12:23:09 PM PDT · by Impeach98 · 174 replies
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | 10/05/2011 | Paul Steinhauser
    First on CNN: Conservative group to target Romney "If you support the principles of the Republican Party platform, as I do, then it's important that we make sure the GOP nominates someone who has supported and fought for those principles. On almost every single important issue facing America today, Mitt Romney has fought against conservatives and Republicans. He's been a liberal on fiscal issues, a liberal on social issues, and a liberal on national security issues," says Lloyd Marcus, Chairman of Campaign to Defeat Barack Obama, in a statement to CNN. EXCERPTED - Read Full Story HERE And here's the...
  • Liberal Mitt's Greatest Hits: What Romney Doesn't Want You to See (This video needs to go viral)

    10/04/2011 6:22:03 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 32 replies
    You tube video montage ^ | Mitt Romney (various videos)
    Liberal Mitt's Greatest Hits: What Romney Doesn't Want You to See
  • Mitt Romney, Hypocrite

    10/03/2011 8:30:14 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 32 replies
    The Stone Zone ^ | 9/26/11 | Roger Stone
    When running for the US Senate in 1994, Romney supported abortion on demand, gay marriage and gun control. That same year he attacked President Ronald Reagan and Vice President George Bush saying "I don't want to take us back to that, to Reagan-Bush."
  • Why Romney Can't Win

    10/01/2011 4:45:41 PM PDT · by Windflier · 37 replies
    WorldNet Daily ^ | September 30, 2011 | Joseph Farrah
    The Republican Party is poised to repeat a mistake it made in 2008 – nominating a presidential candidate who cannot beat Barack Obama. His name is Mitt Romney. I know. I know. The polls show Obama weak. His policies are failing. Even Democrats are talking openly about an intra-party challenge at this late date. Nevertheless, Mitt Romney cannot beat Obama any more than John McCain could. I should know. I wrote the 2008 book "None of the Above: Why 2008 Is the Year To Cast the Ultimate Protest Vote" because the choice facing American voters were so poor. If Mitt...
  • Warning: Black Hole for Romney - Or, Why I Cannot Support Mitt Romney

    09/30/2011 12:43:16 PM PDT · by Iam1ru1-2 · 19 replies
    PSCU Member | Sept 30, 2011 | Jefferson Paine
    The PUGET SOUND CONSERVATIVE UNDERGROUND Message Board › Warning: Black Hole for Romney Forming Let me preface this by stating my belief that Mitt Romney is, in all probability, a nice intelligent good-hearted man, notwithstanding his handsome looks and beautiful family who appear to have come straight from central casting. That stipulated, after tens of $millions spent and years of practice trying to sound Conservative, why can’t he completely shake the aura of a car salesman? Or, is it just me? He tries to sell you that he’s a bonafide Conservative, and that he has been all along, but when...
  • Is This Man the G.O.P.’s Best Bet for 2012? (NYT's David Brooks pretty sold on Romney at this time)

    09/29/2011 7:48:38 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 09/29/2011 | By DAVID BROOKS AND GAIL COLLINS
    Gail Collins: David, are you reconciled to the fact that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee? David Brooks: Oh, I went through that phase a few weeks ago after the debate at the Reagan library. That’s the night I noticed Romney was the best candidate in the field. Since then I’ve noticed that he has given three debate performances that are better than any Barack Obama has given in his life. (Obama’s a better speechmaker, but Romney’s a better debater.) So now I’m settling into the idea that Romney might well be president. This will be...
  • Mitt Romney and Gun Control (Gun Owners of America Rebukes Romney!)

    09/29/2011 6:51:55 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 17 replies
    Gun Owners of America ^ | September 29th | GOA
    In the recent Presidential debate, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann said America’s voters did not need to “settle” for the moderate candidate. Amen to that. And gun owners do NOT want candidates who talk out of both sides of their mouths. As the Gun Owners of America’s Board of Directors looks at the Republican candidates running to unseat radical anti-gun President Obama, we see several who have strong pro-gun backgrounds. Ron Paul, Rick Perry, Michelle Bachman all have solid pro-gun records and deserve a hard look from pro-gunners. At least one frontrunner candidate stands in contrast with a decidedly mixed record on...
  • Remind me again why Mitt Romney is the safe, electable candidate?

    09/28/2011 9:41:53 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 26 replies
    self | today | self
    In his only election victory he got 49% of the vote. He didn’t run for relection, even though he was still legally eligable. Why not? Because he would have lost–badly. After four years as governor, he was polling under 30%. In the 2008 GOP primaries Mitt Romney only pulled in 22% of the vote. This cycle, despite having huge monetary and organizational advantages, Romney still can’t break out of the 20% range. Never gained more than 49% of the vote in any race. Failed to get reelected as governor. Got a mere 22% of the vote against…John McCain. Only has...
  • Girl's end-of-life case could haunt Romney (Haleigh Poutre)

    09/23/2011 5:20:37 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/22/11 | Glenn Thrush
    During the CNN Republican debate in June, Mitt Romney — pressed on his switch from pro-choice to pro-life by Rick Santorum- declared: "I believe in the sanctity of life from the very beginning until the very end." Romney has spent much of the last two presidential campaigns defending his evolving positions on abortion. But his stance on end-of-life issues, another perennial hot-button issue with the party's conservative base, has been far less scrutinized. But Romney does have a history on the issue, and a controversial one at that. In 2005, aides to then-Massachusetts Gov. Romney pressed vigorously in court for...
  • Frank Rich: In Praise of Extremism

    09/26/2011 8:30:05 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 12 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | Frank Rich
    -snip- In a best-case scenario for him, the GOP will spurn Perry for Romney. It’s a given in Washington, of course, that Romney is the tougher opponent for Obama because he appeals to “moderate” and “independent” voters. The Beltway hands making this case are usually the same suspects who caution Obama to stick to the “vital center.” As Michael Gerson, the Bush 43 speechwriter turned columnist, put it last week, Romney is the GOP’s “safe choice” because he represents the “reassuring center.” Gerson argues that Romney’s “prospects are better than his current polling” and likens him to Thomas Dewey without...