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  • Romney’s Consideration of Candidacy Is Closely Tied to His Faith, Allies Say

    01/26/2015 4:01:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | January 25, 2015 | Ashley Parker and Alex Thompson
    prominent Republican delivered a direct request to Mitt Romney not long ago: He should make a third run for the presidency, not for vanity or redemption, but to answer a higher calling from his faith. Believing that Mr. Romney, a former Mormon pastor, would be most receptive on these grounds, the Republican made the case that Mr. Romney had a duty to serve, and said Mr. Romney seemed to take his appeal under consideration. Three years ago, Mr. Romney’s tortured approach to his religion — a strategy of awkward reluctance and studied avoidance that all but walled off a free-flowing...
  • McCain tells interns it’s ‘Vice President Portman’

    06/26/2012 8:09:36 AM PDT · by kevcol · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 25, 2012 | Judy Kurtz
    OVERHEARD: Sen. John McCain (R) adding some fuel to the fire of constant veepstakes buzz surrounding one of his colleagues. Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) was giving a group of interns a tour of the Capitol on Thursday when McCain breezed by. The senior senator from Arizona quipped to Portman’s young crew, “Now you can say you interned for Vice President Portman.” Portman is said to be on Mitt Romney’s shortlist of potential running mates.
  • Cash Rules at Romney Retreat While Condoleezza Rice Steals the Show

    06/23/2012 11:11:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    ABC News ^ | June 24, 2012 | Shushannah Walshe
    PARK CITY, Utah — If the majority of donors who attend this weekend’s gathering of hundreds of high dollar fundraisers go back home as fired up as Rodger Young, the Romney campaign will be in quite strong a financial position and the investment in time and effort for the event will be paid back many times over. “I am going to bundle every penny I can bundle,” said Young, a donor at this weekend’s mixer for Romney donors, GOP stars, and Republican leaders. Until this weekend, Young was merely a donor not a bundler, but that has now changed. “I...
  • Romney Has Shovel-ready Rhetoric for Schools

    09/24/2011 5:29:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/23/2011 | Jack Kenny
    It's amazing that most of the presidential candidates manage to find time to run for president when they're so busy running for national superintendent of schools. Republican candidates typically tell us in one breath they want to get the federal government out of education and in the next that they have some really swell ideas for educational reform they'd like to implement (impose?) once they're in charge of the federal government. Take Mitt Romney, if you can. (I know, he can be pretty hard to take at times.) At Thursday night's (more of less) debate in Orlando, Mitt was his...
  • Romney Silent Over Debt Talks

    07/12/2011 8:44:33 AM PDT · by Qbert · 14 replies
    WSJ ^ | JULY 12, 2011 | JONATHAN WEISMAN
    Mitt Romney has been criticized for not speaking out more forcefully on the debt-ceiling negotiations. But Mitt Romney, the Republican front-runner, has taken a subtler tack, avoiding the issue of the debt ceiling as he presses a more general assault on President Barack Obama's economic record. That has attracted the attention of his GOP challengers, who have begun to accuse him of ducking the most vital issue of the campaign so far. "The current debate is about what kind of leadership you're going to show," former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said in an interview Monday. "If you're running for president,...
  • Romney Leads GOP Presidential Field in CA (Palin 3rd)

    06/20/2011 10:55:24 AM PDT · by newzjunkey · 25 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | June 20, 2011 | Caitlin Huey-Burns
    Mitt Romney holds an eight-point lead over his Republican rivals for the White House in a survey of California voters released Monday by the Field Poll... Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani... second with 17 percent... Sarah Palin came in third... with 10 percent support. Fifty-four percent of registered California voters approve of President Obama's job performance (37 percent disapprove). Further, nearly half (49 percent) of voters there support his re-election bid...
  • James Carville: If Sarah Palin Doesn’t Like Answering Questions ‘Then Stay In Alaska’(Loves Milt)

    06/06/2011 11:52:29 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 6, 2011 | Matt Schneider
    Democratic strategist James Carville spoke with Don Imus this morning about the Republican field of presidential candidates. While Imus joked he had a better chance of being President than Rick Santorum or Newt Gingrich, Carville was more interested in sharing his thoughts on Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin. Carville though Romney would be a very strong candidate and admitted that based on his record in Massachusetts, “I can almost vote for him.” Imus agreed and humorously suggested, “he probably knows what Paul Revere did.” Imus hesitated to take further jabs at Palin and her view on Paul Revere, instead suggesting...
  • Alec Baldwin goes on Twitter spree, claims ‘Romney has the best chance’

    06/04/2011 2:23:55 PM PDT · by South40 · 64 replies
    YahooNews (The Daily Caller) ^ | 6/4/2011 | Laura Donovan
    A week after his Twitter debut, “30 Rock” star Alec Baldwin tweeted heavily about politics and 2012 presidential contenders, possibly indicating that he himself will run for office in 2012. The actor, who said earlier this year that he’s “very, very interested” in a political position, is rumored to be leaving “30 Rock” when his contract expires in 2012, just in time for the election. “I want to take the opportunity to state that although my days on network TV may be numbered, I hope ‘30 Rock’ goes on forever,” Baldwin wrote in a Huffington Post piece in April. Baldwin...
  • It’s hard to win when your motto is ‘It’s my turn’ (Milt Romney the Bob Dole of '12?)

    05/22/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as “highly beatable.” He had just done his whole thing with health care, which left voters fuming, and two years before the presidential election, Republicans picked up a slew of seats in the House, taking control. But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially “his turn,” and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. That president was Bill Clinton; the “It’s His Turn” candidate was Bob Dole; the year,...
  • Romney’s Path (Will his chances improve with Michele Bachmann in the race?)

    05/16/2011 6:17:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 05/16/2011 | Ramesh Ponnuru
    With the field clarifying, Mitt Romney’s interests now align well with those of one other possible candidate: Michele Bachmann. Both of them have an interest in seeing her do as well as possible. Like Bob Dole in 1996 or John McCain in 2008, Romney is an establishment-oriented candidate with serious vulnerabilities on his right flank. To get the nomination, he needs (as they needed) to prevent the emergence of a single candidate to his right. So Dole made a tactical alliance with Pat Buchanan in Lousiana, helping to eject from the race the one candidate who could theoretically have denied...
  • Mitt Romney Responds to the Wall Street Journal on their Health-Care Criticism.

    05/13/2011 8:53:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 05/12/2011 | Mitt Romney
    I was not surprised to read yet another editorial in the Journal yesterday criticizing the health-care reforms we enacted in Massachusetts ("Obama's Running Mate," May 12). I was, however, not expecting the distortions of what we accomplished. Let me deal with some of them. One, the editorial asserts that people in Massachusetts who wouldn't buy coverage, even though they could afford it, was not a major fiscal problem. But as a state we were spending almost $1 billion on free care for the uninsured. What we did was convert that money into premium support for those who needed help buying...
  • The Wall Street Journal Attacks Mitt Romney

    05/13/2011 8:05:23 AM PDT · by Brookhaven · 15 replies
    National Interest ^ | 5-12-11 | Jacob Heilbrunn
    Mitt Romney wants to become America's next president. He's been very successful, according to a number of reports, at raising millions on Wall Street. But the paper named after it, the Wall Street Journal, isn't satisfied with Romney. In a lengthy and extraordinary editorial, it calls him the worst epithet a conservative could probably think of—"Obama's Running Mate." When a political party is out of power, or at least doesn't hold the presidency, numerous dissenting voices are usually heard. It can be a fructifying time. But it can also be a time when ideological agendas are ruthlessly enforced. The Journal...
  • Analysis: Romney makes tough choice on health care (can't be seen as flip-flopper LOL)(barf worthy)

    05/13/2011 8:26:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    AP ^ | 5/13/11 | Charles Babingdon
    Republican Mitt Romney faces a deeply unpleasant choice in his all-but-announced bid for the White House. He signaled Thursday that he'd rather be charged with inspiring President Barack Obama's health care overhaul than with switching positions on a fourth big issue that's vital to conservative voters. Either accusation, if it sticks, might deny him the GOP nomination. Conservatives despise Obama's 2010 health care law, especially the requirement that everyone obtain medical insurance. That same requirement is a cornerstone of the 2006 Massachusetts law that Romney championed as governor. Many advisers have urged Romney to apologize, say he made a big...
  • Romney's Venue Problem [giving speech at university that provides abortions]

    05/11/2011 2:49:27 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Romney’s Venue Problem May 11, 2011 5:17 P.M. By Katrina Trinko Mitt Romney will be giving a major health care speech tomorrow at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Two interesting tidbits about the Center: it’s affiliated with a university that provides abortions Planned Parenthood cannot do and it helped fund new embryonic stem cell lines — which requires the destruction of human embryos. From the University of Michigan Alumni Association [emphasis mine]: The University of Michigan today announced the formation of a consortium to create new embryonic stem cell lines that will aid the search for disease treatments and...
  • Romney Says He'd Undo ObamaCare First if President (Pot Meet Kettle)

    05/11/2011 2:54:39 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 49 replies
    Townhall ^ | 05-11-11 | Elisabeth Meinecke Elisabeth Meinecke
    A GOP frontrunner in the party's 2012 primary with a checkered past on health care, Mitt Romney produced a rather bold headline today with his op-ed in the USA Today: As first act, out with ObamaCare. "Health care is more than just one-sixth of the American economy. It is a source of well-being for individuals and families. We are blessed with much that is good in American health care. But we have taken a turn for the worse with ObamaCare, with its high taxes and vastly expanded federal control over our lives. I believe the better course is to empower...
  • Mitt Romney under siege: can the GOP’s one-time frontrunner survive?

    04/21/2011 2:10:48 PM PDT · by unseen1 · 42 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 04/21/2011 | Stewart Lawrence
    Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism — even before he contemplated his second run for the presidency. But thanks to the Tea Party, he’s also under serious fire for his 2006 Massachusetts health care plan, which his conservative critics liken to Obamacare — dubbing it “Romneycare” — since both plans mandate individual health coverage and expand the reach of Medicaid... ...Obama, and his close friend and political ally, current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who says Romney’s plan is working “brilliantly,” expanding affordable health coverage to nearly 98% of the state’s residents. The...
  • Chris Matthews Salutes Romney

  • Poll Shows Romney Leading Obama in Florida

    04/14/2011 1:13:54 PM PDT · by a_note · 32 replies
    R.C.P. ^ | April 14, 2011 | Kyle Adams
    A new poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney narrowly leading President Obama in a hypothetical general election matchup in Florida.
  • Romney Blunders Through Radio Interview and all I got was this great big ZOT!

    03/21/2011 4:14:56 PM PDT · by hausermann · 88 replies
    Mitt Romney, my personal favorite front-runner for 2012 on our side just performed a rare *suuuuuhuuckification* on the Hugh Hewitt radio show this afternoon in Hewitt's second segment. (Holy God Hugh, if you ever bore me again as you did in that first segment teasing a Romney appearance, I swear it will be worth my time to drop everything and drive to the OC so I can personally explain to you my displeasure.) No kidding, I think Mitt is the only one who even stands a chance against Zero. (Will save how he would have mopped the floor with Zero...
  • Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand [RINO...DON'T VOTE FOR HIM!!!]

    03/19/2011 9:19:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2011 | Michael Carl
    "Romney made a promise to homosexual groups that strikes at the core of who Romney is and how he will govern. She says he promised that he would not defend traditional marriage once the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made its ruling on same-sex marriage." Read more: Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=276313#ixzz1H6TCwqLL
  • Sen. DeMint risks his Tea Party standing for Romney

    03/17/2011 5:40:47 PM PDT · by BfloGuy · 92 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 3/17/2011 | Jennifer Rubin
    It is that sort of no-nonsense, principled conservatism that has made him a favorite among the staunchest Tea Party activists. But wait, now he’s saying, in essence, that’s no big deal. The Hill reports: DeMint blames Democrats in the Massachusetts State Legislature for adding many of the features to Romney’s plan that many on the right decry. “It just depends on how he plays it. For me, I think he started with some good ideas that were essentially hijacked by the Democrat Legislature,” DeMint said.
  • Meghan McCain's Endorsement May Solidify Mitt Romney's Status as Moderate

    03/16/2011 10:07:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | March 16, 2011 | Tina Molly Lang
    On Monday, Meghan McCain told Kennesaw State University that she wants Mitt Romney, not Sarah Palin, to be the next president. As McCain explained, "My personal favorite right now is Mitt Romney. I like that he's not so radical. I like that he has really, really played his cards right, almost perfectly since the last election" (as reported by Marietta Daily Journal). McCain's endorsement may be a double-edged sword for Romney. On the one hand, her endorsement is a boon because she chose him over her own father's running mate. And McCain enjoys a devoted following among independents, moderate Republicans...
  • Palin has path to win, Republican warns (Don't you love that title?)

    03/14/2011 9:46:24 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | March 14, 2011 | Alexander Mooney
    Prominent New Hampshire Republican Judd Gregg says that Sarah Palin just might have a clearer path to the Republican presidential nomination next year than commonly understood – an event he warns would lead to President Obama's clear reelection. Gregg, the former senator and governor of the Granite State, says the muddled GOP presidential field means it's more likely than ever there won't be a clear consensus candidate before the party's nominating convention in August of 2012. If that happens, says Gregg, Palin and her army of supporters might have the upper hand when it comes to settling on a presidential...
  • 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...
  • Front-Runner Failure

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

    03/06/2011 8:14:41 AM PST · by lowbridge · 120 replies
    AP/Yahoo ^ | March 6, 2011 | LIZ SIDOTI
    This time, Mitt Romney has a clear pitch: I'm the strongest Republican to challenge President Barack Obama on the country's single biggest issue — the economy. "He created a deeper recession, and delayed the recovery," Romney said Saturday, previewing his campaign message before Republicans in this influential early nominating state. "The consequence is soaring numbers of Americans enduring unemployment, foreclosures and bankruptcies. This is the Obama Misery Index, and it is at a record high." "It's going to take more than new rhetoric to put Americans back to work — it's going to take a new president," said the former...
  • Mitt Romney says 'Obamacare' should be repealed (Oh, the irony!)

    03/05/2011 7:40:39 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    New England Cable News ^ | March 5, 2011 | Lauren Collins
    Bartlett, NH - Leftover 2008 campaign signs outside the Carroll County Republican Committee dinner announce what's on everyone's minds, even Ann Romney's. "And I'm the one that is encouraging Mitt to think about pushing forward and think about running. So, yes, yes I am. I'm pushing him," she said before her husband took the podium. It's his first public speech in New Hampshire since the mid-term elections, and Mitt Romney sounded an awful lot like a candidate. "It's gonna take more than a good speech on his part, more than rhetoric to put Americans back to work. It's going to...
  • Republicans looking for the anti-Romney: Big oppo for anyone with conservative cred who isn't Mitt

    03/05/2011 5:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Los Angeles Times ^ | March 6, 2011 | Doyle McManus
    President Obama launched a vicious, underhanded attack on one of the leading contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination last month: He praised former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for launching a state-administered healthcare plan. "I agree with Mitt Romney, who recently said he's proud of what he accomplished on healthcare in Massachusetts," Obama told the nation's governors. Romney supporters winced, but his potential rivals for the Republican nomination were delighted. They've already taken to calling the Massachusetts healthcare plan "Romneycare," to remind conservative voters how much it resembles the "Obamacare" law they loathe. Like the "tea party," the Obama White...
  • A whole new Romney for 2012 presidential run (Romney is still a fake RINO poser)

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

    02/02/2011 12:36:50 PM PST · by T Minus Four · 45 replies
    Mormon Times ^ | 02 February 2011 | Jamshid Ghazi Askar
    Mitt Romney affirmed the centrality of his Mormon beliefs during an interview Tuesday on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight show. Morgan initiated a conversation with Romney about religion by showing his guest a recorded clip from the 2008 presidential campaign wherein Romney said, "I believe in my Mormon faith. Â… Some believe that such a confession of my faith will sink my candidacy. If they're right, so be it." When subsequently asked by Morgan if he still stands by those words, Romney didn't hesitate: "Absolutely." He continued: "My experience (in) Massachusetts running as a Mormon guy in a state that's overwhelmingly...