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  • Mitt Romney: A good man. The right fight.(Look at THIS BS)!

    11/28/2012 12:23:53 PM PST · by US Navy Vet · 45 replies
    The Washington ComPost ^ | November 28 2012 | By Stuart Stevens
    Stuart Stevens was the chief strategist for the Romney presidential campaign. Over the years, one of the more troubling characteristics of the Democratic Party and the left in general has been a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing. It would be a shame if we Republicans took a narrow presidential loss as a signal that those are traits we should emulate. I appreciate that Mitt Romney was never a favorite of D.C.’s green-room crowd or, frankly, of many politicians. That’s why, a year ago, so few of those people thought that he would win the Republican nomination. But...
  • Romney Adviser Blames Bad Messaging

    11/08/2012 11:25:45 AM PST · by US Navy Vet · 57 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 07 Nov 2012
    Romney Adviser: It Was the Messaging By Robert Costa | November 7, 2012 Boston — A Romney adviser partly blames last night’s defeat on a weak message. “Turnout was the big problem, since we didn’t get all of McCain’s voters to the polls, but we really should have been talking more about Benghazi and Obamacare,” an adviser says, speaking on the condition of anonymity. “Those are major issues and Romney rarely mentioned them in the final days.” The adviser expects Stuart Stevens, Romney’s chief strategist, to bear the brunt of the blame, but not all of it. “There is a...
  • Romney adviser: We could lose South Carolina

    01/20/2012 10:04:52 AM PST · by TBBT · 104 replies
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 1/20/2012 | Peter Hamby
    Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - With Newt Gingrich creeping up in the polls and potentially on the cusp of a South Carolina victory, one of Mitt Romney's senior advisers sought to change expectations ahead of Saturdays' pivotal presidential primary. Though his campaign has competed aggressively in the state and is hungry for a win here, Romney strategist Stuart Stevens said the idea of a loss to Gingrich on Saturday is not far-fetched. "Do I think we could lose South Carolina? Sure. Of course," Stevens told CNN after Thursday's presidential debate in Charleston. "The very idea that we are sting where...
  • Herman Cain for Senate? The Inside Story of His First Insurgent Campaign

    10/15/2011 1:06:44 PM PDT · by libstripper · 21 replies
    The Atlantic Magazine ^ | Oc t. 15, 2011 | Molly Ball
    If the Republican primary is now a Mitt Romney-vs.-Herman Cain contest, Romney has an ace up his sleeve: One of his top advisers has run a winning campaign against Cain before. Not many in politics can make that claim. In his only real previous try for elected office, Cain ran in Georgia's 2004 GOP Senate primary, coming in second to now-Sen. Johnny Isakson. Back then, Romney strategist Stuart Stevens was a consultant to Isakson. Of Cain, Stevens recalls: "He scared the heck out of us." Cain's 2004 candidacy positioned him to the right of an establishment candidate distrusted by the...
  • Romney adviser: Perry 'has lost'

    09/07/2011 8:25:07 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 226 replies
    Politico ^ | Sept. 7, 2011 | Ben Smith
    Mitt Romney's campaign leapt just now on Rick Perry's restatement of his view that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" and that promising to maintain it in its current form is a "monstrous lie." "PERRY DOES NOT BELIEVE SOCIAL SECURITY SHOULD EXIST," read the headline of Romney's press release. Romney adviser Stuart Stevens emails: He has lost. No federal candidate has ever won on the Perry program to kill Social Security. Never has. never will.