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  • MEET THE NEW MITT SAME AS THE OLD MITT

    06/27/2012 7:06:20 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 98 replies
    Ringside Politics ^ | June 25, 2012 | Jeff Crouere
    Now that Mitt Romney has secured the GOP nomination, he is obviously free to be himself. His masquerade as a conservative is over as he has returned to many of the moderate to liberal stances he held as Governor of the People’s Republic of Massachusetts. He has also returned to being the polite politician who treats his Democratic opponents with respect. Mitt Romney only gets nasty against other Republicans. In the GOP primary, the Governor eviscerated his opponents with high priced, non-stop, hard hitting attacks. He is not employing the same tactics in his general election showdown against President Obama,...
  • What About National Security? (Tonight's Debate)

    12/10/2011 10:39:55 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 10 replies
    Natinal Review - The Corner ^ | 12-10-2011 | Marc A. Thiessen
    December 10, 2011 What About National Security? Marc A. Thiessen The first big loser tonight was national security. Once again, there was almost no discussion of the critical issues the candidates would face as commander in chief — and there probably would have been no discussion at all, had Gingrich not declared the Palestinians a made-up people. The only candidate to make a substantive foreign-policy point was Rick Perry, when he criticized Obama for allowing Iran to recover our lost drone. Nothing on China, Iran, Iraq, Europe. Pathetic. The second big loser tonight was Mitt Romney. This was his weakest...
  • Conservative case for Romney is … he can’t possibly flip-flop again

    11/01/2011 7:41:22 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 21 replies
    Hotair ^ | 11/01/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Can a conservative case be made for Mitt Romney? Michael Gerson tried mightily at the Washington Post yesterday, leaning heavily on Romney’s business experience and cultural background to argue that Romney’s current positions are probably more natural to him than those he adopted for more than a decade as a Massachusetts politician. Unfortunately for Gerson, he has to come up with some way to explain why Romney wouldn’t slide back to his earlier positions once he faced some political headwinds on the national stage, and this is the best Gerson can do: Romney’s main political vulnerability is a serious one....
  • Is Mitt Romney the GOP’s Michael Dukakis? (Willard May Cost Us Control of the US Senate)

    10/30/2011 3:13:08 PM PDT · by drewh · 14 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | 10/30/11 | Karl
    The answers are “yes,” quite a bit of “probably not” and a little bit of “maybe so.” George Will’s blistering column about Mitt Romney’s candidacy can be split into two parts. The first part explores a few of Romney’s mryiad flip-flops, straddles and waffles on various issues. Is Will right about Romney being the “pretzel candidate”? Yes. Indeed, on this point, Will did not even scratch the salt off the pretzel. However, it’s the second, shorter conclusion of Will’s column that is getting the buzz in political circles: Romney, supposedly the Republican most electable next November, is a recidivist reviser...
  • 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!"
  • What's Wrong With Romney?

    10/07/2011 4:32:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 7, 2011 | Mona Charen
    Two new sets of Republicans are feeling deflated today -- the Chris Christie hopefuls and the Sarah Palin stalwarts. The Christie decision didn't surprise me, perhaps because I grew up in Jersey. In fact, Christie and I attended the same high school! Anyway, Jerseyans are many things (not all of them nice), but slick dissemblers we are not. When Christie said, repeatedly, and in ever more colorful terms, that he wasn't running, I believed him. And, while I understand the boomlet for him, I'm also a little relieved to see that he is indeed a truthful guy. Sarah Palin, by...
  • 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...
  • Romney:"It wasn't clear what I stood for"

    10/01/2011 11:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee had a fairly serious interview with Mitt Romney on Fox News tonight (no "Cat Scratch Fever" this time?) in which the current candidate shrugged off the Chris Christie wooing that is in part born of a rejection of Romney by donors and some establishment figures. Per POLITICO's Emily Schultheis, who helpfully tuned in, Huckabee asked a question about how Romney contends with the repeated new candidates whose names get mentioned. Romney was all praise for Huckabee and his strengths: Romney: "I think we want to win. I think the people in our party want to make sure we...
  • Romney says Christie on his VP shortlist

    07/26/2011 6:54:39 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 58 replies
    nypost.com ^ | July 26, 2011
    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney treated supporters at a fundraiser in Virginia to a sneak peek of his inclinations regarding his vice presidential shortlist should he become the Republican nominee in 2012, according to a new report. At the Virginia Beach home of State Sen. Jeff McWaters Monday, Romney praised three up-and-coming stars of the GOP, saying his shortlist included Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, the Bearing Drift blog reported Tuesday
  • Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab(Flip-flop alert)

    07/20/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab (flip-flop alert) "... Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show. The Beverly-based flights were aboard a 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, an eight-seat luxury corporate jet with leather interior and a staggering $5.8 million price tag. "News of the flights comes after an April speech in Iowa, during which...
  • Is Romney Our Best Choice?

    07/17/2011 12:39:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2011 | Clayton E. Cramer
    The evidence suggests otherwise — but for the wrong reason. There’s a long list of reasons why Mitt Romney might not be our best choice to go up against Obama, and some of them are really good reasons. One reason is Romney’s part in creating the Massachusetts health system that Democrats claim (perhaps rightly) was the blueprint for ObamaCare. Another is that as governor of a very liberal state, Romney signed into law all sorts of bills that are going to be used by Democrats to persuade many middle of the road and even conservative voters that there really is...
  • Goldman Favors Romney Over Obama in Race for Wall Street Funds

    07/17/2011 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 10 replies
    Right Speak ^ | July16,2011
    A year after President Barack Obama signed into law the most extensive financial regulations since the Great Depression, Wall Street so far is putting its political money elsewhere. Employees of Goldman Sachs Group gave Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney $238,250 in the last three months, more than workers at any other company, according to a computer-assisted analysis of Federal Election Commission data. Obama took in $10,113. Four years ago, employees of New York-based Goldman gave $994,795 to Obama and $234,275 to Romney, according to the Center for Responsive Politics, a Washington-based research group. For both candidates, it was more than...
  • How McCain’s 2008 Political Shadow Is Hurting Romney Now

    07/17/2011 1:16:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | July 17, 2011 | Myra Adams
    Did conservatives learn the wrong lesson from losing to Obama the first time? Recently Politico ran a piece by Alexander Burns titled “Mitt Romney’s Warning Signs.” Burns outlined three major reasons why Romney is a weak frontrunner and “remains extremely beatable.” The three reasons are: His fundraising quarter wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t a tour de force either. (Romney “only” raised $18.25 million)His polling is solid, but stalled. (20% to 30% range)His personal shortcomings haven’t disappeared. Now I agree with all of the above but would like to add one more extremely important reason that explains both the lackluster fundraising...
  • Romney rejects gay marriage pledge

    07/12/2011 6:00:38 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 39 replies
    http://www.newsday.com ^ | July 12, 2011 | http://www.newsday.com
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's campaign said Tuesday that he will not sign a conservative Iowa Christian group's far-reaching pledge opposing gay marriage, making him the first Republican presidential candidate to reject it. Two of Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination, Minnesota Rep. Michelle Bachmann and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, have signed the The...
  • 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 Strikes a Blow Against Romney

    07/07/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Any candidate for president can fall victim to occasional stumbles, lapses, gaffes and clunkers. But Mitt Romney has a shot at raising ineptitude to an art form. The other day, he had to answer a question about how the economy has fared under the current administration. Before he was done, though, Romney managed to give the impression that if he dove off a dock, he'd miss the water. He also undermined his chief assets in the campaign: a supposed mastery of economic issues and a reputation for competence. Over and over, the former Massachusetts governor has accused President Barack Obama...
  • Would The Real Mitt Romney Please Stand Up? - DR. DAVID M. BERMAN

    07/06/2011 1:57:49 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 15 replies
    AIPNews.com ^ | July 6, 2011 | Dr. David M. Berman
    It seems pretty clear that the Media is anointing Mitt Romney the front runner in the GOP primary race even though he did quite poorly last time when compared to all the money he spent. Romney has been touted as a master business leader who has the experience to get us out of the fiscal mess we are in. Romney himself likes to speak about what a masterful Governor of Massachusetts he was, and how he saved the Olympics from fiscal ruin, and corruption. Oh my, Mitt thinks quite the hero of himself. As a one term Governor (he did...
  • Romney Touts Ability to Find Common Ground With Democrats

    06/28/2011 1:11:58 PM PDT · by Lakeshark · 58 replies
    Michelle Malkin ^ | 6/28/2011 | Doug Powers
    As Democratic and Republican leaders in Washington struggled to find agreement on spending cuts and extending the debt limit, Mitt Romney struck a conciliatory note in New Hampshire on Monday by lamenting partisan feuding while touting his record of working with Democrats — even the Senate’s onetime liberal lion Edward M. Kennedy. [...] At both stops, Romney pointed to the warmth between former President Reagan and former Democratic House Speaker Thomas P. “Tip” O’Neill as an example of what is needed in the Capitol. “I worked with [former Massachusetts Sen.] Ted Kennedy, for Pete’s sakes,” Romney said in Concord, noting...
  • How Sarah Palin can beat Mitt Romney head to head.

    06/25/2011 12:06:55 AM PDT · by ak267 · 38 replies
    C4P ^ | 6-25-2011 | C4P (hat tip to Techno)
    1) She theoretically appeals to a bigger slice of the GOP (conservatives) than Romney does (moderates-centrists) 2) Her strength is in the red states while Romney's is in the blue states 3) She is a superstar; he is not 4) She draws bigger crowds than he does on the campaign trail 5) She is a far more eloquent speaker than he is 6) She does retail politicking better than Romney 7) She is younger and has far more energy than 64 year old Romney 8) She apparently is much more Internet and social networking savvy than Mitt is. 9) Palin...
  • Could Republicans Self-Destruct in 2012? (It's Mitt or lose, according to this jackwagon)

    06/17/2011 8:57:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 47 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | June 17, 2011 | Pema Levy
    Sahil Kapur has a good piece up at TNR about the Tea Party’s plans to go after Mitt Romney because he’s not the “rock-solid fiscal conservative” they want. According to Kapur, FreedomWorks, the Dick Armey-led Tea Party organization, is threatening to “uneash part of its $25 million treasure trove in an attempt to sink his candidacy.” Meanwhile, Joe Miller, the Tea Party candidate who took on Lisa Murkowski in Alaska and lost last November, has his own political action committee dedicated to going after Mitt Romney where it matters most: New Hampshire. Last November, the Tea Party swept into state...
  • Uh oh: Romney refuses to sign pro-life group’s pledge

    06/17/2011 6:08:58 PM PDT · by Nachum · 127 replies
    hot air ^ | 6/17/11 | Allahpundit
    Doubling down on RomneyCare, confirming that he believes in climate change, now this. Say this for him: At least he’s not a total pander machine this time around. He just … seems to be in the grip of a political death wish. I can’t even explain this in terms of him wanting to stick by a position he espoused in the past in order to signal to voters that he’s “authentic” and won’t bend on his principles easily. His position, ostensibly, is that he’s pro-life. This makes him look like he’s inching back towards his pro-choice past. Is he in...
  • A nominee already? Romney skips ahead

    06/16/2011 7:47:30 PM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies · 1+ views
    Manchester Union Leader ^ | 06/15/2011 | EDITORIAL
    Mitt Romney did a good job at Monday night’s Republican presidential debate. But not that good. The former Massachusetts governor used his previous presidential campaign experience to come across as polished and presidential in the debate. It helped that his opponents refused to go after him, preferring instead to play nice and criticize President Obama. It’s a lot easier to win a contest when the other side isn’t playing too hard. But Romney apparently let his good night go to his head. Like a smart candidate, Romney stayed in New Hampshire and did some retail campaigning on Tuesday. In the...
  • Mitt Romney On The Contract With America (Romney Bashed It)

    06/16/2011 9:53:33 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 21 replies · 1+ views
    YouTube ^ | 5/14/2007 | romneyrecord
    "Um, let me tell you in my view it is not a good idea to go into a contract like was organized by the Republican party in Washington laying out a whole series of things which the party said these are the things we are gonna do. I think that's a mistake. I think instead that if you wanna get something done in Washington you don't end up picking teams with Republicans on one side snd Democrats on the other entering into a contract and saying ok were all gonna do this and if course then that works then the...
  • The Romney-Bachmann Ticket?: Suddenly the 2012 GOP field looks stronger than the 2008 one.

    06/16/2011 3:57:34 PM PDT · by Al B. · 259 replies · 1+ views
    WSJ ^ | June 16, 2011 | James Taranto
    Yesterday's column on Tim Pawlenty's feebleness in criticizing Mitt Romney's version of ObamaCare prompted several readers to write with the suggestion that Pawlenty is pursuing the vice presidential nomination. We doubt it. We've met with Pawlenty twice in recent months, and he has a well-considered (if, thus far, not so well-implemented) plan to win the presidential nomination. Further, if he was sucking up to the former Massachusetts governor Monday night with a Romney-Pawlenty ticket in mind, that would represent a one-day change in strategy, since it was only Sunday morning when Pawlenty referred to "ObamneyCare." Furthermore, if Pawlenty were angling...
  • Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters

    06/16/2011 7:13:38 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 60 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | June 16, 2011 | Rasmussen Reports
    Romney, Bachmann, Cain Lead The Pack Among GOP Primary Voters Thursday, June 16, 2011 Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney continues to lead the race for the Republican nomination, but Michele Bachmann has surged into second place following her Monday night entry into the campaign. A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of Likely GOP Primary Voters, taken following the candidates’ Monday night debate, shows Romney earning 33% support, with Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann a surprise second at 19%. Georgia businessman Herman Cain is in third place with 10% of the vote. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up nine percent...
  • Porn Star Says Representative Weiner Asked Her to Lie

    06/15/2011 1:54:58 PM PDT · by lbryce · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | June 15, 2011 | Michelle Nichols
    A porn star said on Wednesday that embattled Representative Anthony Weiner asked her to lie about their e-mail relationship in the hope that an Internet sex scandal surrounding him would die down. Ginger Lee, who is also a stripper, said her exchanges with the Democratic lawmaker from New York began with political discussions of abortion rights and healthcare but Weiner kept trying to sexualize the conversation. She said she never reciprocated his lewd messages. Weiner denied for more than a week that he sent a close-up photo of himself in boxer briefs to a woman in Seattle on May 28,...
  • Could you see a Romney '12 sign in your yard or sticker on your car?

    06/07/2011 8:01:36 AM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 217 replies
    I remember when I put a McCain sticker on the car and the sign went up in the yard. It was October of 08. It took of course him picking Sarah as his VP spot. (I remember just before that the buzz was Joe Lieberman was going to be the one). Now as I write Romney is in the lead of our pack. He of course is not the conservative favorite. Right not he has three strikes against him and they are big. Romneycare which was the model of Obamacare. Ethanol which is just the same old crony ways. And...
  • Romney: Sarah Palin’s the ‘best thing’ that could happen to me (Whistling past the graveyard?)

    06/06/2011 6:22:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    CNN ^ | June 6, 2011 | Rebecca Stewart
    For any other candidate, raining on a presidential announcement parade would be seen as sabotage. Not former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. The 2012 presidential candidate told CNN’s Piers Morgan Monday that he wasn’t offended when former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin appeared in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire on the same day he was set to formally announce his intention to seek the 2012 GOP nomination for president. In fact, though Romney shared his plans one week in advance and Palin insisted on keeping the destination of her top-secret bus tour under wraps until the day before her New...
  • Republican Romney: 'the world is getting warmer'

    06/04/2011 7:37:35 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 70 replies
    reuters ^ | Fri Jun 3, 2011 2:20pm EDT | Reuters
    Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney broke with Republican orthodoxy on Friday by saying he believes that humans are responsible, at least to some extent, for climate change. "I believe the world is getting warmer, and I believe that humans have contributed to that," he told a crowd of about 200 at a town hall meeting in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It's important for us to reduce our emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases that may be significant contributors." The former Massachusetts governor fielded questions on topics ranging from the debt ceiling to abortion on his first official day of campaigning for 2012...
  • RINO Romney Runs for President, Again

    06/03/2011 7:47:45 AM PDT · by donjuanluis07 · 11 replies
    RINOList.org ^ | Jun 3, 2011 | donjuanluis
    In case you missed the lead story yesterday, likely because you were following the Weiner Saga, Mitt Romney is running for President. Though he had a hard time defeating Huckabee last timeand whom he seems to have an ongoing feud with, Romney seems to be thinking that all the major issues that plauged his last candidacy have evaporated and the only real issue the Conservative Republican base has with him is RomneyCare. This could not be further from the truth. The list of Romney's problems is a long one, so buckle up. **YOUTUBE VIDEOS AFTER THE JUMP**
  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

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

    06/02/2011 3:42:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 2, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The fact is that Mitt Romney is an unprincipled chameleon with ZERO core beliefs... a synthetic, calculated opportunism has taken their place. Meanwhile, most of what he actually has said and done betrays a Big-Government social liberal. Other fun facts regarding this 'conservative' fraud'spast actions, positions, and failures: refused to endorse the 1994 GOP "Contract with America" distanced himself from the Reagan legacy: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush" lost GOP House seats in both Massachusetts elections of his tenure, 2004/2006 (leaving Republicans with the least # of seats there since the Civil War)   strongly supported gay rights...
  • President Romney? Mitt is GOP’s best shot (Barf Alert)

    06/01/2011 2:10:51 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 88 replies
    marketwatch,com ^ | 6/1/11 | Darrell Delamaide's Political Capital
    WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — President Romney. How does that sound? Better than President Gingrich, President Pawlenty or even President Palin? You betcha. Why? Because for all his flip-flopping and lack of charisma, Mitt Romney is a serious person — an “adult” in today’s political parlance — with a real track record of accomplishment. This week, Romney actually showed what any serious Republican hopeful in the 2012 presidential election campaign needs to show: the beginnings of a backbone. It looks like Romney may have flipped his last flop on what is supposed to be the bane of his existence, the statewide health-care...
  • NHDP tweaks Mitt with 'flip-flop' t-shirts

    05/31/2011 12:19:09 PM PDT · by Brookhaven · 3 replies
    Union Leader ^ | 5-31-11 | JOHN DiSTASO
    TUESDAY UPDATE: TWEAKING MITT. With Mitt Romney set to formally announce his presidential candidacy on Thursday in Stratham, the state Democratic Party is ramping up its attacks on the former Massachusetts governor. Later today, the party will announce the availability of “Two Sides of Mitt Romney” t-shirts on its web site. The front of the shirt says: “Mitt Romney: pro-health care reform; pro-individual mandate; pro-Recovery Act; pro-immigration reform; pro-cap and trade; pro-gay rights.” On the back of the shirt, the same issues are listed but with an “anti-” prefix before each one. The party lists several news reports from this...
  • Mitt Romney Saved by the Bell in Iowa as Burned Popcorn Triggers Fire Alarm

    05/27/2011 8:04:42 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 15 replies · 1+ views
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 5/27/11 | NewsCore
    Mitt Romney's speech to supporters in Des Moines Friday was cut short by a fire drill thanks to a bag of burning microwave popcorn. The former Massachusetts governor and soon-to-be official 2012 presidential candidate was fielding questions about his commitment to the first-in-the-nation state at Des Moines' State Historical Society of Iowa building when a fire drill forced him to cut his appearance short. "Discretion is the better part of valor," Romney said, urging people to head outside as the alarm sounded in the background. "I wasn't trying to get out of tough questions, I promise," he said later.
  • 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...
  • Romney phone bank raises $10.25M in a single day

    05/16/2011 3:12:15 PM PDT · by Minus_The_Bear · 61 replies
    Mitt Romney wants his money to show his might. The all-but-declared Republican presidential contender, who has kept his head low for much of the year as he collected cash, raised $10.25 million in a single day Monday after bringing together his network of wealthy donors to dial for dollars in a city with no shortage of them. It's a hefty one-day total that Romney's team hopes will show his strength in the emerging GOP field. Romney's phone bank fundraiser at the Las Vegas Convention Center, much like one during his first attempt at the Republican nomination, was the centerpiece of...
  • Romney raises $10.25M today

    05/16/2011 2:57:45 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 40 replies
    Twitter ^ | May 16, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Romney haul from National Call Day in Vegas: $10.25 million
  • Health Care Debate Makes Romney's Candidacy DOA

    05/15/2011 12:41:05 PM PDT · by AmericaTalks · 16 replies
    America Talks ^ | 5/15/11 | David Zublick
    With the announcement by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee that he will not be seeking the nomination for president of the United States on the Republican ticket, the presumption is that the frontrunner is now former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. But Romney has some very serious baggage in mounting a successful campaign against incumbent Barack Hussein Obama. He implemented a health care plan in Massachusetts which he said at the time would be the model upon which a national plan could be based. And the architects of ObamaCare have said that indeed, their bill was modeled in part after RomneyCare....
  • 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...
  • 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 signs off on permanent assault weapons ban

    04/25/2011 8:08:04 PM PDT · by RC one · 106 replies · 1+ views
    iberkshirenews.com ^ | Thursday, July 08, 2004
    Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts, Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. These guns are not made for recreation or self-defense. They are instruments of destruction with the sole purpose of hunting down and killing people. Like the federal assault weapons ban, the state ban, put in place in 1998, was scheduled to expire in September. The new...
  • WND Poll Results on Romney

    04/12/2011 3:58:41 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies
    Why would I support a GOP candidate who gave us socialized medicine and same-sex marriages? 56% (760) He's a total phony and flip-flopper 10% (139) He's a candidate who has had conservative rhetoric, but not conservative action 9% (122) Romney can run, but I don't think he'll be the nominee 7% (94) He's successful in business and finance, and that's what America needs right now 4% (54) Romney is the one Republican presidential contender I would never support, even against Obama 3% (42) If Romney were really any good, he would have beaten McCain last time 3% (36) He's all...
  • 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
  • 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...