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  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.
  • What's Mitt Romney's biggest problem?

    03/14/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | Jack Cafferty
    Another Tuesday, another failure by Mitt Romney to line up the party faithful behind him. Not only did Romney lose yesterday's contests in Alabama and Mississippi, but he finished third in both, putting him behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Even though Romney remains well ahead in the delegate count and even though he'll still likely win the nomination, he just can't put those nagging doubts among conservatives to rest. CNN political contributor Paul Begala writes for The Daily Beast that Romney has gone from inevitable to unelectable: "Somebody strap him to the roof of one of his Cadillacs and...
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Matthews: Romney’s ridicule of Gingrich will ‘reap trouble’ for him

    02/19/2012 11:14:44 PM PST · by VinL · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2-1-12 | Matthews
    A thousand injuries I suffered Fortunato. But when he turned to insult, I vowed revenge." Those are the opening words to Edgar Allen Poe's short story – “The Cask of Amontillado” – ... For a case of real-life of revenge in real-life American history, think of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Burr and Hamilton held a duel that led to the death of Hamilton, (who) had said something to someone about Burr being "despicable." Newt Gingrich has a deep and abiding case against Mitt Romney. Romney has spent millions with the single purpose of destroying Gingrich as a candidate. Oh,...
  • CNN Poll: Romney's likability fading (Drudge, Coulter, GOP-e deeply saddened...)

    02/14/2012 3:45:18 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 44 replies
    CNN ^ | 2/14/12 | CNN
    Mitt Romney's overall favorable ratings have dropped, while Rick Santorum's standing has jumped among Republicans, according to a new national survey. A CNN/ORC International poll released Tuesday indicates Romney's popularity has especially taken a tumble among Republicans, with a 13-point decline in positive reviews from his own party.
  • Pro-Romney Group Buys $500,000 In Michigan TV Ads (Newt Targeted)

    02/13/2012 3:48:30 PM PST · by red flanker · 282 replies
    NY Times ^ | February 13, 2012 | Jeremy W. Peters
    Mitt Romney is getting some heavy air support in Michigan — the state where he was born and raised — as the “super PAC” supporting him invests almost $500,000 on television ads there. According to someone who tracks Republican media spending, Restore Our Future has committed just over $470,000 for commercials starting Tuesday and set to run through Feb. 20. That marks the group’s largest purchase yet in Michigan, where it will have spent more than $700,000 on ads by next week. The group said Monday that it would continue for now to run an ad called “Risk” that targets...
  • Mitt Romney's Ohio Problem

    02/13/2012 5:12:57 AM PST · by ak267 · 24 replies
    Third Base Politics ^ | 2-9-2012 | Bytor
    We’ve all heard the axiom, “as goes Ohio, so goes the nation”. In fact, no Republican has ever won the Presidency without winning Ohio. And for this year’s GOP presidential primary, Ohio is the top prize in what is turning out to be a critical Super Tuesday on March 6th. In fact, just yesterday analyst Sean Trende of Real Clear Politics identified Ohio as the key state between a Romney runaway and the possibility of a brokered convention. So the viability of a three-way split probably comes down to Ohio, which has a fair number of evangelicals, though not to...
  • Mitt Trotsky

    02/12/2012 8:18:12 PM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 8 replies
    The Voices In My Head | 2/12/12 | Alan Levy
    Recently, "Republican" presidential wanna-be Mitt Romney had this to say to the Communist News Network's Soledad O'Brien: ************************************ "And, by the way, I’m in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor; we have a safety net there. If it needs repair, I’ll fix it. I’m not concerned about the very rich; they’re doing just fine. I’m concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling." http://www.mediaite.com/tv/mitt-romney-to-soledad-obrien-im-not-concerned-about-the-very-poor/ *********************************** Now, of course, the arrogant and lazy media focused on the " I’m not concerned about the very...
  • Romney's Ugly Politics Now Surfacing In Surrogates

    01/22/2012 4:33:13 PM PST · by greyfoxx39 · 122 replies
    Riehl World View ^ | January 22, 2012 | Dan Riehl
    One of the things fellow Republicans and political observers have never liked about Mitt Romney is the wholesome piety he exhibits on the stump, while his hacks and PACs engage in some of the ugliest politics around. He can flash that plastic smile and pretend all he wants, but people know the cold fish doesn't shy away from the politics of personal destruction. If anything, his campaigns embrace it more than most, while feigning ignorance and pretending otherwise himself.This is why so many people in the GOP have come to dislike Mitt Romney. Mitt Romney backer and New Jersey Gov....
  • Romney concedes to Gingrich in SC GOP Primary

    01/21/2012 6:07:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 98 replies · 1+ views
    WCIV-TV ^ | January 21, 2012
    CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- Mitt Romney took the stage in front of hundreds of supporters and thanked them for their help in taking second place in South Carolina. "Thank you so very much," he said to the crowd. "You should hear it when we win!" He went on to thank South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley and his campaign staff and told the people of South Carolina that he owed them "so much." But in the end, it was another candidate who walked away with the primary win. "I want to congratulate speaker Gingrich for a hard fought race," said Romney. "Tomorrow...
  • Romney calls on Gingrich to release House Ethics report

    01/20/2012 12:46:34 PM PST · by BradtotheBone · 107 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/12 12:28 PM ET | Cameron Joseph
    GILBERT, S.C. — Mitt Romney and a top surrogate called for Newt Gingrich, Romney's chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination, to release the House Ethics Committee report that led to a reprimand of Gingrich and a $300,000 fine. After Romney was pressed on his tax returns, Gov. Nikki Haley (R-S.C.) stepped in and interrupted Romney. "The people of South Carolina are not talking about tax returns. They're not. They're talking about jobs, spending and the economy," she said before taking a shot at Gingrich, who is neck and neck with Romney in recent polls of South Carolina. "In all...
  • Romney SuperPAC going after Santorum

    01/13/2012 10:09:26 AM PST · by Lakeshark · 26 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 1/13/12 | William Jacobson
    Via The Hill: "Restore Our Future, an outside group backing Mitt Romney, is taking its first shot at Rick Santorum. The group is running ads in South Carolina and Florida criticizing Santorum for supporting earmarks, part of multi-million dollar ad buys running in the states." Fair? In context? All the possibly clarifying facts disclosed? Of course not.
  • Mark Levin: Virginia Ballot Fiasco Is Intentional, To Help Romney

    Mark Levin, being a disenfranchised Virginian, weighed in on the Virginia ballot fiasco, saying that the compliance rules were changed a month ago and that it is not the fault of the candidates. In fact, he believes the rules were changed to help shove Romney down our throats.
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • GOP rivals' knives come out for Romney

    06/20/2011 3:50:43 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/20/11 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) campaign honeymoon appears to have ended, as other candidates for the Republican presidential nomination begin voicing open criticism of Romney. Romney, by virtue of his status as the putative frontrunner in the race, is now facing increasingly vocal criticism from his competitors, criticism that had otherwise been muted or nonexistent so far in the campaign. The attacks suggest that the campaign for the 2012 Republican nomination hasn't just begun, but has advanced to the point where candidates have started to throw elbows in order to jockey for position with primary voters. There was no...
  • If Mitt “Peacetime” Romney Can Only Get to 23% Post-Announcement...

    06/13/2011 5:39:37 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 6 replies
    Conservatives4palin ^ | June 13 2011 | Ian Lazaran
    If Mitt “Peacetime” Romney Can Only Get to 23% Post-Announcement, He’s Not Going To End Up Breaking 30% in A Multi-Candidate Field Posted on June 13 2011 - 7:56 AM - Posted by: Ian Lazaran Here is what the race looks like when you average the six polls (the polls are from the Washington Post/ABC News, Quinnipiac, Reuters/Ipsos, Fox News, and the two polls released this morning from CNN and Gallup) that have been conducted after Mitt “peacetime” Romney formally announced that he was running for the presidency. Romney 23% Palin 17% Cain 8% Gingrich 7% Paul 7% Bachmann 5%...
  • Mitt Romney: I won’t back down on AGW (But I won't do anything about it either)

    06/09/2011 9:09:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    Hotair ^ | 06/09/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney may have enraged the GOP base with his answers on anthropogenic global warming, but as Politico reports, he won’t back down from them in the face of withering criticism from conservatives. Instead, he appears to be offering a compromise. He’ll continue to declare his belief in AGW, but promises not to do anything about it: Mitt Romney won’t be doing any apology tours on climate change.The early GOP presidential front-runner has broken with his party’s conservative ranks to declare global warming a real threat to the planet that merits some sort of action to curb heat-trapping emissions.But the...
  • (RINO) Romney draws early fire from conservatives over views on climate change

    06/08/2011 7:24:30 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 33 replies · 1+ views
    washington post ^ | 6/8/2011 | Philip Rucker and Peter Wallsten
    It seemed like a straightforward question on a second-tier issue: Would Mitt Romney disavow the science behind global warming? The putative Republican presidential front-runner, eager to prove his conservative bona fides, could easily have said what he knew many in his party’s base wanted to hear. Instead, the former Massachusetts governor stuck to the position he has held for many years — that he believes the world is getting warmer and that humans are contributing to it. Romney’s answer to a question about climate change last Friday during his first town hall meeting since announcing his second presidential campaign allowed...
  • 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...
  • O'Donnell: FEC complaint dismissed

    06/02/2011 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Nachum · 3 replies · 2+ views
    Politco ^ | 6/2/11 | JENNIFER EPSTEIN
    Former Delaware Senate candidate Christine O’Donnell says the Federal Elections Commission has dropped a campaign finance complaint filed against last year her by the state’s Republican Party. Writing on Twitter early Thursday afternoon, the tea party-backed Republican announced “Breaking News! FEC dismissed the DE GOP Ex-Chair’s complaint against me.” O’Donnell’s Christine PAC did not immediately respond to POLITICO’s request for comment. The complaint against O’Donnell alleged that she and the Tea Party Express had violated campaign finance rules barring coordination between PACs and candidates.
  • Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill

    06/02/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 84 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 19 Minutes ago | Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray
    Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill By NBC's Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray In remarks made at Bunker Hill in Massachusetts -- of all places -- Sarah Palin fired a shot at Mitt Romney over the health-care mandate that Romney signed into law in the state in 2006.The remarks came just before Romney formally announces his presidential bid in nearby New Hampshire, which Palin also plans to visit later today."In my opinion, any mandate coming from government is not a good thing, so obviously ... there will be more the explanation coming from former governor, Romney,...
  • 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...
  • 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 vs Palin

    05/18/2011 6:51:23 AM PDT · by bray · 17 replies
    self ^ | 5/18/11 | bray
    Therefore, my brothers, you whom I LOVE and long for, my joy and crown, that is how you should stand firm in the Lord, dear friends! Exhortations… Phil 4:1 So after one weekend the Republican field is becoming clear as glass to everybody but Bill Crystal. We have one who has beautiful hair, a nice figure, perfectly manicured face and hands against Sarah Palin. With the dropping out of Huckleberry Hound and the Trumpster as well as the self assassination of Gingrich we are really down to Sarah and the Mitt. After a year of hearing how she doesn’t have...
  • Palin vs. Romney in light of the Huckabee announcement not to run

    05/16/2011 3:13:30 AM PDT · by techno · 43 replies
    May 16, 2011 | techno
    In light of Mike Huckabee's announcement that he was not running in 2012, I thought it would be appropriate to compare presidential prospects of Sarah Palin and Mitt Romney in respect to gaining the nomination and how well they each might do in the general election if either one was the GOP nominee. So with that in mind here are 10 points to consider: 1) From David Bernstein: a) Of the 28 caucuses and primaries that Mitt Romney competed in up to and including Super Tuesday in 2008 he finished worse than second in 6 races--happened to be in six...
  • Pres 2012: So By Now You Probably Heard, The Huckster Is Out (Predicts it's Palin vs. Romney)

    05/15/2011 10:21:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    Blue Arkansas ^ | May 15, 2011
    I took a much needed break this weekend with friends and family and so I wasn’t around to blog the big news. Mike Huckabee is out of the running for the Presidential nomination. Now, I said as early as February 22nd that I was betting Huckabee wouldn’t run. So I’m happy to have a winning prediction under my belt. But besides that, this really shakes up the calculus for 2012. Iowa is now going to be wide open, and it leaves the “not Mitt Romneycare” position as one much easier to fill. The question is, who does this benefit? Palin?...
  • RomneyCare Is Problem, Not Part Of The Solution (Mark Steyn Column)

    05/13/2011 4:25:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 13, 2011 | The great Mark Steyn
    Unless things change, the man (or woman) elected in 2012 will be the last American president to preside over the world's leading economy. If things get really bad, he will find himself presiding over the early stages of American collapse. Not "decline" but "collapse." "Decline" is what happens when you're Britain in the 1940s and you cede global dominance to a major ally that shares your language, legal system, cultural inheritance and broad geopolitical objectives. That deal isn't on offer this time round. Nor was the United Kingdom circa 1948 in thrall to anything like the same levels of spendaholic...
  • Scott Brown hails Romney's 'courage' in healthcare speech.(BARF)

    05/12/2011 8:50:14 PM PDT · by Lazlo in PA · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | 05-12-11 | Michael O'Brien
    Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's (R) healthcare speech drew quick support from fellow Bay State Sen. Scott Brown (R), who called Romney's defense of the state's healthcare plan "courageous." Brown, who's up for reelection in the typically Democratic state next fall, offered Romney political reinforcement following the former governor's highly anticipated healthcare speech on Thursday. "Governor Romney showed a lot of courage today by standing his ground on the reforms he put in place in Massachusetts," Brown said in a statement. "What he did as governor worked for Massachusetts by getting health insurance to more people."
  • Karl Rove: Trump Is A "Joke Candidate"

    04/16/2011 11:15:37 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 85 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | April 15, 2011 | RealClearPolitics
    Karl Rove on how Donald Trump's birther obsession hurt his presidency chances, Obama's Paul Ryan fixation and 'hot mic' comments and more.
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • HE'S IN - Mitt Romney Forms Presidential Exploratory Committee

    Mitt Romney: It is time that we put America back on a course of greatness, with a growing economy, good jobs and fiscal discipline in Washington.