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  • Gingrich: Romney didn't deserve congrats (CNN VIDEO- NEWT -2 min)

    02/03/2012 2:54:28 PM PST · by VinL · 56 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-3-12 | Blitzer
    In some of his harshest words yet, Newt Gingrich explained Friday why he didn't call rival Mitt Romney after the former Massachusetts pulled a decisive Florida primary victory earlier in the week. Pointing to Romney's post-South Carolina campaign strategy, which turned noticeably negative against the former House speaker, Gingrich said Romney didn't earn any kudos. "They outspent me five to one to quote destroy Newt Gingrich?" Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer." "You know, I think that doesn't deserve congratulations. I think that's reprehensible, I think it's dishonest, and I think it's shameful."...
  • (Desperate) Mitt Romney expands attack on Newt Gingrich, slamming work for health-care firms

    01/23/2012 10:08:29 AM PST · by tobyhill · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 1/23/2012 | By Philip Rucker
    A combative Mitt Romney on Monday broadened his call for Newt Gingrich to release records from his work as a consultant, speculating that those documents and records from a House ethics investigation from his time as speaker could show “potentially wrongful activity of some kind.” “We could see an October surprise a day from Newt Gingrich,” Romney told reporters at a media availability here. “And so let’s see the records from the ethics investigation, let’s see what they show. Let’s see who his clients were at the time he was lobbying Republican congressmen for Medicare Part D.
  • What Gingrich's S.C. Romney-Stomping Means For FL's 'Battle Royale' [Mortgage Meltdown State?]

    01/22/2012 11:27:35 AM PST · by Steelfish · 22 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | January 22, 2012
    What Gingrich's S.C. Romney-Stomping Means For FL's 'Battle Royale' Gingrich crushed once-mighty Mitt Romney in South Carolina’s first-in-the-South primary, in a victory that transformed Florida’s upcoming vote from a snoozer into a dogfight. “This sets the stage for a battle royale in the Sunshine State,” said Nelson Warfield, a political consultant for former Rick Perry’s recently ended campaign who’s also a member of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s inner political circle. “Newt Gingrich changed the narrative of this race,” Warfield said. “Before South Carolina, Romney was the slow, inevitable candidate. And Florida was going to be his coronation. Now Romney has...
  • A House Divided The divider of the Republican party is its front-runner, Mitt Romney.

    01/05/2012 2:28:50 AM PST · by woofie · 21 replies
    WSJ ^ | January 5, 2012 | DANIEL HENNINGER
    'A house divided against itself cannot stand," is attributed mainly to Newt Gingrich's and Barack Obama's favorite Republican, Abraham Lincoln, but its appeal to unity has been around since the Gospel of Mark. As is its habit, the Republican Party is trying to affirm this eternal truth one more time. Much as it benefits the incumbent president, there is little point in not admitting the obvious: The Republican divider is the party's front-runner, Mitt Romney. This is the one clear message delivered the past half year by the patient people of Iowa. Once all the other top-tier Republican presidential candidates...
  • Mitt Romney’s Fundraising Pitch: What He Tells High Rollers Behind Closed Doors

    07/21/2011 8:13:32 AM PDT · by markomalley · 37 replies
    ABC ^ | 7/21/11 | Shushannah Walshe
    (snip) So what does Romney say to these big money donors to make them fork over their cash and convince them he's going to be the one to face off against President Obama in the general election? (snip) But his pitch also veers away from what he says on the stump. When Romney gets into the room with potential donors trying to lure them to his campaign, he's consistently asked how he's going to win. According to several donors, Romney tells the crowd that his strategy will work: they will win New Hampshire and Nevada and are hoping to "get...
  • Romney raises $10.3 Million in Single Day

    05/17/2011 7:48:52 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 45 replies · 1+ views
    Real Claer Politics ^ | 05/17/2011 | Erin McPike
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney pulled in an eye-popping $10.3 million during a national fundraising effort Monday that he described as the kick-off to his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. The event was staged at the Las Vegas Convention Center, and the site was no accident: Nevada is key to Romney's early primary state strategy. Nearly 800 participants dialed for dollars all day and hauled in nearly $4 million more than when his campaign staged a similar event four years earlier. Romney has been scarce on the campaign trail in recent months as he's focused heavily on...
  • Romneycare a big bust

    04/12/2011 6:39:36 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 8 replies
    BostonHerald.com ^ | 4/12/11 | Michael Graham
    As governor, Mitt Romney accomplished a feat that most Republicans would have thought impossible. With the single stroke of a pen he convinced the liberal population of Massachusetts that they, too, hate government-run health care. As a health care plan, Romneycare is an unmitigated fiasco. It has caused costs to skyrocket, insurance premiums to soar and nonprofit providers like Blue Cross to suffer hundreds of millions of dollars in losses. But as a political policy, Romneycare is nearly unparalleled in Republican history.
  • Mitt Romney the flip-flopping flipper

    03/24/2011 6:32:47 AM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 16 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | March 24th | Henry D'Andrea
    I personally believe and it has shown in polls, that Mitt Romney is a frontrunner in the GOP race, alongside Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee. However, I do not think he could win the Nomination with either Palin or Huckabee running against him. I also don’t think he could beat Obama in 2012. Before all the Romney supports jump on me, I wanted to share with you all the flipping flopping Romney has done in the past 20 years. It’s very clear and I am about to present you with strong evidence, that Mitt Romney is a flop flopper. It...
  • Why Mitt Romney is still the favorite (Elites are behind him, attacking Palin)

    03/08/2011 8:04:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Salon's War Room ^ | March 8, 2011 | Steve Kornacki, News Editor
    It is tempting -- very, very tempting -- to write off Willard "Mitt" Romney as a serious contender for next year's Republican presidential nomination. And, in fact, several knowledgeable observers already have. Romney, in case you haven't heard, embraced a healthcare reform law in Massachusetts five years ago that ended up being the model for the national program that President Obama pushed through Congress without a single Republican vote last year. He's also dogged by the impression that he's an unusually spineless opportunist (the result of the extraordinary pains he took to win over socially liberal voters in Massachusetts before...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Poll: Obama's losing support; Romney would beat him now

    12/11/2010 6:09:12 AM PST · by mandaladon · 78 replies
    McClatchy Newspapers ^ | 11 Dec 2010 | Steven Thomma
    <p>WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's approval ratings have sunk to the lowest level of his presidency, so low that he'd lose the White House to Republican Mitt Romney if the election were held today, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll.</p>
  • PPP Poll: Romney Trails Obama By 9 Points In Massachusetts

    12/03/2010 6:16:32 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    TPM ^ | December 3, 2010 | Eric Kleefeld
    The new survey of Massachusetts from Public Policy Polling (D) shows President Obama continuing to lead various possible Republican challengers in this deep-blue state -- including former Gov. Mitt Romney, who comes the closest to Obama but still trails by a significant margin. Obama leads Newt Gingrich by 57%-33%; Mike Huckabee by 57%-33%; and extends his lead to 61%-32% against Sarah Palin. Against Romney, who was governor of the state from 2003-2007 -- and did not seek re-election in 2006 in order to run for president in the 2008 cycle -- Obama leads by 52%-43%. Obama's approval rating in Massachusetts...
  • What caused Mitt's defeat? Projects look at key factors. [Romney = abortionist/statist RINO]

    11/16/2010 3:09:32 PM PST · by KateUTWS · 171 replies · 2+ views
    The Deseret News ^ | November 14, 2010 | Trent Toone
    PROVO – Did unreported factors contribute to the demise of Mitt Romney's 2008 presidential campaign? How did the news media cover the 1967-68 presidential campaign of his father, George Romney? Two research projects presented to an audience of more than 100 people at BYU's Mormon Media Studies Symposium recently compared the two Romneys' campaigns. BYU professors John Gee and Louis C. Midgley titled their paper, "Under the Media's Nose: Overlooked Factors Undermining the Presidential Campaign of Mitt Romney.
  • Romney's $1.7 million tops field (CAPTION THE RINO MYTH ROMNEY)

    10/16/2010 6:41:38 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    Politico ^ | 2010-10-14 | Kenneth P. Vogel
    Mitt Romney’s political operation raised $1.7 million from July through September, again pacing the field of prospective 2012 GOP presidential hopefuls. The former Massachusetts governor, who lost a bid for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination and is widely believed to be preparing another run, has built a robust political operation including political action committees at the federal level and in five states with strategic significance in the pending battle for the Republican nomination: Iowa, New Hampshire, Alabama, South Carolina and Michigan.
  • Bad intro, George: It's about Romney, not Palin (Mittbot in Bakersfield cries 'foul!')

    10/12/2010 7:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | October 12, 2010 | Roger C. Allred
    George Martin has got to be still kicking himself today. Not because of his exceptional Bakersfield Business Conference: I am not aware of any event that compares to what George has been able to create. I am referring to him getting caught up in the moment and introducing Sarah Palin as "the next president of the United States." Come on! I always look forward to the Republican love fest that we call a business conference. It is the only time that I hear so much rational thought about how to clean up the mess in our state and federal governments....
  • Romney: Let’s face it, Obama’s going to be very tough to beat (Expects Good Obama-conomy soon)

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

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

    07/18/2010 3:59:14 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 57 replies
    Salon ^ | Sunday July 18, 2010 | By Steve Kornacki
    Oh boy, here we go again. Mitt Romney has his eyes on a major political office -- if only that damned woman would get out of the way! Romney, of course, is running for president in 2012, and has been from the moment he used a comically red meat-laden CPAC speech to depart from the 2008 GOP race. And his prospects, at least for the Republican nomination, aren't bad: He's the next-in-line guy, he'll have plenty of cash, and there just aren't that many other options. But then there's Sarah Palin. She may ultimately decide not to run, but this...
  • Palin aide swats Romney team

    07/16/2010 5:53:01 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | Friday 7/16/10 | ANDY BARR
    In potentially the first inter-staff dust up of the 2012 presidential race, an aide of Sarah Palin is hitting back at Mitt Romney’s camp for saying the former Alaska governor is “not a serious human being.” Asked about the comments by POLITICO, a longtime Palin aide unloaded on Romney’s staff. “It shocks me that anyone would try to do that,” the aide said. “You’d think we’d all be working together toward a common goal – that being 2010 – and that should be the focus right now. Those who try to claim the mantle of Reagan would be good to...
  • Palin aide: Romney squad “immature,” out of control

    07/16/2010 6:19:34 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 24 replies · 1+ views
    HOTAIR.COM ^ | 16 JULY 2010 | ED MORRISSEY
    It didn’t take long for Sarah Palin’s team to respond in kind to insults reported by Time’s Mark Halperin from an unnamed aide to Mitt Romney. After the anonymous adviser sniffed that Palin is “not a serious person,” an anonymous “longtime” adviser to Palin told Politico’s Andy Barr that Romney and his team seem a lot more interested in self-promotion for 2012 than in getting Republicans elected in 2010. Furthermore, the source said, Romney’s “finger in the wind” leadership seems to have led his own team out of control:
  • Republicans Begin to Jockey for 2012 Position

    07/11/2010 7:47:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies · 2+ views
    Fox News ^ | July 11, 2010 | Julie Kirtz Garrett
    The November midterm elections are just four months away, but a handful of politicians are already looking far down the calendar to 2012 -- and it's starting to show. Though the 2012 presidential campaign arguably began as soon as the 2008 campaign ended, the water testing is starting to become more visible. It takes a long time to raise the millions needed to run for president and build national attention -- so with about two years to go until the conventions, a few potential candidates seem to be getting the ball rolling. The political activity is taking place in all...
  • Faith still sticky issue as Romney mulls run: Mormonism remains hard sell for Evangelicals

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

    06/09/2010 2:48:43 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 41 replies · 98+ views
    conservatives4Palin ^ | 06/09/10 | Doug Brady
    It appears Mitt Romney is getting a bit nervous as a result of all the well-deserved credit Governor Palin received for helping Nikki Haley in South Carolina, both in the media and by Haley herself. In fact Romney is so nervous he feels compelled to return to South Carolina to campaign for Haley before the runoff on the 22nd. Via the Politico: Former Massachusetts GOP Gov. Mitt Romney will soon travel to South Carolina to stump for Nikki Haley in the state’s runoff of the GOP nomination for governor.
  • PPP poll: Sarah Palin now fourth behind Newt Gingrich in GOP primary match-up

    05/16/2010 7:36:42 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 128 replies · 2,253+ views
    Hotair ^ | 05/16/2010 | Allahpundit
    Heh. Admittedly, this is pure comment bait, but I do find it fascinating that she remains the most popular Republican in these polls month after month while making no headway against Huck and Mitt and actually losing ground to a dark horse like Gingrich. I don’t want to overstate things — she’s only five points back of the lead — but a media superstar with a double-digit edge in favorability who’s already been on a national ticket and who’s wildly more dynamic than her competition should probably be … way ahead, no? Instead, this: Huckabee leads the way, such as...
  • Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?

    04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 214 replies · 2,411+ views
    (vanity)
    Truth in advertising: I've been an off and on, Mitt Romney supporter. By and large, off. But I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Mitt deserves a second look.
  • Mitt Romney-Sarah Palin in 2012? You betcha!

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

    04/09/2010 3:38:11 PM PDT · by speciallybland · 117 replies · 1,254+ views
    Politico ^ | 04/09/2010 | Ben Smith
    The Southern Republican Leadership Conference Straw Poll doesn't carry a whole lot of weight, since it's skewed — like most of these things — by the makeup of the crowd, the intensity of Ron Paul's supporters and the ease of gaming the vote. That doesn't mean, however, that the various camps aren't trying to game it. One of the organizers told me that two groups, Paul's Campaign for Liberty and Evangelicals for Mitt (which denies ties to Romney) have purchased blocks of tickets to the event, typically given to supporters.
  • Mitt Romney's Health-Care Dilemma: In Iowa Today Facing New Questions About Authenticity

    03/29/2010 9:43:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies · 386+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 29, 2010 | Teddy Davis
    Mitt Romney, the once and likely future Republican presidential candidate, is back in Iowa today. The stated purpose of his visit, which includes speeches in Des Moines and Ames, is to promote his new book, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness."The broader mission, however, is to begin to reintroduce Romney to the state that holds the first in the nation presidential nominating contest. When Romney ran for president in 2008, his most delicate task was trying to convince social conservatives that he was, in the words of former Romney adviser Mike Murphy, "a pro-life Mormon" who had been "faking...
  • Say Goodbye to Mitt Romney

    03/27/2010 6:03:01 AM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 34 replies · 846+ views
    BILL PASCOE ^ | 26 MARCH 2010 | BILL PASCOE
    Mitt Romney had his chance, and he blew it. He was given the opportunity to establish himself as the Leader of the Republican Party on what has become the defining issue between the nation's two major political parties, and, in the process, solidify his position as the front-running candidate for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination; but rather than showing the intelligence, cunning, and courage necessary to take ownership of the issue, he showed none, and blew it. All he had to do was say six simple words, words Americans love to hear: "I was wrong. I am sorry."
  • NY Times: Bookstores Reported Receiving Bulk Orders for Mitt Romney's New Book

    03/12/2010 5:22:21 PM PST · by curth · 164 replies · 2,269+ views
    conservatives4palin ^ | FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 2010 | Iceland's Finest
    Romney fans, please don't shoot the messenger. Mitt Romney's book has debuted at #1 atop the NY Times best-seller list among non-fiction hardcover books. However, the NY Times also provides some additional information that may explain how Romney's book hit the #1 spot. Whenever the NY Times places a "dagger" symbol next to a book, it signifies that "some bookstores report[ed] receiving bulk orders" for the book. The NY Times placed not just one, but two, daggers next to Romney's book. You can draw your own conclusion as to who it was that purchased Governor Romney's book in bulk. By...
  • Mitt Romney on Health Care Overhaul (Your World with Neil Cavuto)

    03/05/2010 11:17:37 AM PST · by GOP_Lady · 99 replies · 1,282+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 03-05-10 | Neil Cavuto
    NEIL CAVUTO, ANCHOR: More closed-door meetings on health care. The president and members of his own party now pow-wowing in private over the very next move. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney telling me they’re doing it all wrong. And he knows. He overhauled health care when he was running Massachusetts and says that his plan was nothing like the president’s now. More of my chat with Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann.
  • Mitt Romney's book tour: first stop on the campaign trail?

    03/05/2010 7:54:58 AM PST · by CedarDave · 31 replies · 642+ views
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 3, 2010 | Marjorie Kehe
    He was on the "Today" show yesterday and sat with the ladies on "The View" this morning. Over the course of the next two months he'll be pretty much everywhere. Mitt Romney's new book "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness" was released yesterday and you might as well get used to seeing him in the headlines again. His 19-state book tour guarantees a certain amount of media coverage. But early readers of Romney's book suggest that there's no chance that "No Apology" will generate the hot-cake-like sales of Sarah Palin's "Going Rogue." The Boston Herald points out that "No...
  • Romney raises $2.9m for PAC

    02/07/2010 9:08:06 AM PST · by NoRedTape · 26 replies · 541+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 2, 2010 | Boston.com
    From an AP article. The link is here.............
  • AZ-Sen. 2010: McCain-Hayworth Slugfest in Arizona? (Romneybots stepping up to support McStain)

    01/27/2010 9:58:22 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 97 replies · 2,568+ views
    CQ Politics / Roll Call ^ | 2010-01-28 | Emily Cadei
    Former Rep. J.D. Hayworth’s all-but-official primary challenge to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has already started to reignite long-simmering tensions within the state’s Republican faithful. Those divisions — combined with both men’s reputation for bare-knuckle politics, a volatile electorate and a state in financial crisis — equal a recipe for one of the country’s fiercest political contests of 2010. (snip) Hayworth’s advisers say they are prepared to go head to head with McCain on spending issues. Hayworth spokesman Jason Rose said there is “hypocrisy” in McCain touting a conservative record on spending when he supported bailing out the banking and mortgage...
  • A Mitt-Rudy ticket? Maybe, Giuliani tells Utah crowd (MASSIVE BARF ALERT)

    01/27/2010 10:09:34 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 65 replies · 1,006+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 2010-01-28 | Derek P. Jensen
    At turns charming about his New York mayoral stint then chippy toward President Barack Obama, Rudy Giuliani delivered a red-meat speech on leadership to a receptive Utah audience Wednesday before a direct question made him pause. "Could there be a Romney-Giuliani ticket in 2012?" Sen. John Valentine, R-Orem, asked the failed 2008 presidential candidate. Giuliani waited for the anxious laughter to fade, then framed a toothy grin. "There could be anything in 2012, who knows?" he told a crowd of nearly 1,000 at the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Salt Lake City. "Things change in American politics almost instantly."
  • Huckabee Bests Palin and Romney, Leads in 2012 Poll Against Barack Obama

    01/22/2010 7:09:12 PM PST · by SmokingJoe · 116 replies · 2,220+ views
    LifeNews ^ | January 22, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee fares the best against pro-abortion President Barack Obama in a polling of voters previewing potential 2012 presidential election matchups. This is the first time in the PPP poll that any of the potential candidates has led Obama. The Public Policy Polling firm, which is Democratic by respected for fairly accurate results, found Obama trails a pro-life opponent for the first time. Huckabee has a 45-44 advantage over Obama, aided largely by a 44-38 lead with independents. The former governor's 35/29 favorability breakdown, with 35 percent of all voters saying they have...
  • McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt Trashes Sarah Palin in Upcoming "60 Minutes" Interview - Video

    01/08/2010 8:28:53 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 48 replies · 1,556+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former John McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt on "60 Minutes" trying to hurt Gov. Sarah Palin by saying she was repeatedly "inaccurate" in statements she made during the campaign, which forced the McCain campaign to have to correct her statements. Schmidt is reportedly pushing a new book coming out about the campaign. Listening to this pathetic jerk makes it very clear why the McCain Campaign had no chance for victory. Schmidt was the wrong person to run McCain's campaign, and knows he is finished as a Campaign Manager for GOP candidates. He's trying now to cash...
  • GOP Insiders Poll: Bullish on Romney, Bearish on Palin [Dewey/Dole/McCain Redux?]

    01/08/2010 9:57:09 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies · 1,138+ views
    The Moderate Voice ^ | January 8, 2009 | Joe Gandelman, Editor-in-Chief
    Hotline on Call has a new poll that provides good news for former Massachuetts Gov. Mitt Romney and bad news for Mitt Romney. And it has bad news for former Gov. Sarah Palin and good news for Sarah Palin. The news: GOP insiders think Romney is way in front for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination while Palin has an awful lot of catching up to do. Literally: Voters were asked to rank 5 candidates in the order of likeliness to capture the GOP nod. The results: Likely To Win WH’12 Nomination (First place votes) Ex-MA Gov. Mitt Romney 81 points...
  • Do Conservatives and Republicans Hate David Frum?

    01/04/2010 7:31:08 PM PST · by Brugmansian · 38 replies · 966+ views
    Conservatives4Palin.com ^ | Jan 04 2010 | Tommy Report
    David Frum responds to Jennifer Rubin's article in Commentary titled "Why Jews Hate Palin." First off, Frum is right that the poll that Rubin cites doesn't really prove her case because 37% approval from Jews is actually very good . . . Frum then goes on to assert: Palin excites intense support among a core group of conservative Republicans....She polls poorly...among independents. I'll give Frum credit for changing what he considers Palin's core group of support from "social conservatives" to the broader group of "conservative Republicans." After all, with some recent polling showing Palin to hold a robust 79% favorable...
  • More on Scott Brown, and I think I may be in love. ...in a manly way of course...

    12/30/2009 11:06:01 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 3 replies · 359+ views
    Red State ^ | 12/31/09 | mbecker908
    Oh, that’s quite good. Promoted from diaries. - Moe Lane If he doesn’t pull out a win in Massachusetts I’m gonna pull out all the stops to get him to move to Arizona. VIDEO His website is here… You can contribute here… even if John Cornyn won’t. Or especially since John Cornyn won’t. And finally, you can volunteer - EVEN if you don’t live in Massachusetts, you can make calls for Scott - here.
  • Scott Brown Winning The Online Battle

    12/30/2009 11:25:24 PM PST · by American Dream 246 · 6 replies · 733+ views
    legalinsurrection. ^ | 12/31/09 | legalinsurrection.
    There is Scott Brown the Senate candidate in Massachusetts, and there is Scott Brown, the musician in New Zealand. They each have Twitter accounts, but the Scott Brown from Down Under laid claim to @ScottBrown first, and the Senate candidate had to resort to @ScottBrownMA. As the Boston Globe reports, in the past few days, as @ScottBrownMA has gained momentum through bloggers and twitterers and other social media, @ScottBrown has been inundated with people seeking @ScottBrownMA. Here is one of the tweets by @ScottBrown about the flood of contacts: Despite, or maybe because of, Martha Coakley's high profile as Massachusetts...
  • Gov. Mitt Romney Tells Hannity He Would Give Obama "a Failing Grade" - Video 12/17/09

    12/17/2009 7:18:32 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 67 replies · 2,193+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 17, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video of Gov. Mitt Romney on with Sean Hannity tonight where he discussed the Democrats' push to pass a Health Care Bill in the Senate by Christmas. On the economy, Mitt Romney said the Democrats have failed to create jobs, particularly with the Stimulus Bill passed early this year. Romney said "borrowing your way to prosperity" is a strategy that will not work. Romney said the "American people are a lot smarter than the Democrats give them credit for." Romney said he would give Obama "a failing grade" on his performance as President thus far. Instead of focusing...