Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $80,050
94%  
Woo hoo!! And now less than $5k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: va2012

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • VA: Virginia’s Virgil Goode says Romney leading GOP ‘over a cliff’

    08/25/2012 1:44:56 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 13 replies
    watchdog.org ^ | August 20, 2012 | By Kenric Ward
    FREDERICKSBURG — Racing against a Friday deadline to collect enough signatures to make the Virginia ballot, Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode says Mitt Romney is “leading Republicans over a cliff.” Constitution Party presidential candidate and Virginia native Virgil Goode could spoil Mitt Romney’s party in the Old Dominion. Goode, a former six-term GOP congressman from Southside Richmond, told Virginia Watchdog in an exclusive interview he is “cautiously optimistic” about qualifying for the November ballot. The state requires 10,000 signatures from registered voters. Goode says his campaign has submitted nearly 20,000 signatures while going for more to ensure he has...
  • Former Rep. Virgil Goode hands in 20,000 signatures to make Virginia presidential ballot

    08/25/2012 1:53:32 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 89 replies
    http://washingtonexaminer.com ^ | August 23, 2012 | Steve Contorno
    Former Virginia Congressman Virgil Goode has turned in 20,500 signatures in his quest to make the presidential ballot in his home state, an effort that could potentially derail Republican Mitt Romney's presidential aspirations in a critical battleground state. At least 10,000 valid signatures are due Friday at noon to the State Board of Elections to make the ballot. Election officials will next send the petitions to local registrars to verify the signatures. Goode said he is optimistic he'll qualify, but just this week, the Constitution Party was forced to back out of the presidential race in Pennsylvania after the Republican...
  • University of Virginia declines Obama request to speak on campus

    08/26/2012 10:04:06 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 13 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/25/12 | nbc29.com
    The University of Virginia has declined President Obama’s request to speak on campus next week, citing security costs and the disruption of classes.
  • UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request

    08/25/2012 9:36:50 PM PDT · by jb729 · 9 replies
    WVIR-TV ^ | 8/26/12 | WVIR-TV
    A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president's request to speak at UVA. UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues - the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to...
  • Embarrassment for Obama as Univ. of VA DECLINES request to host President's campaign speech

    08/25/2012 9:19:19 AM PDT · by Justaham · 25 replies
    . President Barack Obama was forced to find another venue for a Virginia campaign event next week after the University of Virginia declined a request to use the campus. University officials had said Friday that they had met with the campaign about using one of its outdoor venues on Wednesday. But school officials determined that holding the event there would cancel or disrupt classes on the semester’s second day and would shut down adjacent buildings for the entire day.
  • UVA Declines Obama Campaign Request

    08/24/2012 5:48:58 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 39 replies
    NBC29.com ^ | 24 Aug 2012
    A University of Virginia spokeswoman says President Barack Obama will not be at the university when he comes to Charlottesville on Wednesday. In a statement released Friday, it was confirmed that the university declined the president's request to speak at UVA. UVA says the Obama campaign requested the use of one of two outdoor venues - the Amphitheater or the Harrison-Small Library plaza. The university declined the request for a number of reasons including class cancellations, which UVA estimates could be more than 186 classes on the second day of school. The other main reason is they would have to...
  • Ryan, at Roanoke County...says GOP can spur 12 million jobs, 'reignite that American dream'

    08/22/2012 8:33:18 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 19 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 22, 2012 | Staff
    Republican vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan rallied an enthusiastic crowd of supporters this morning at Northwest True Value Hardware in Roanoke County. Ryan cast the election as a choice between an “entrepreneurial society” – as represented by Ryan and presidential candidate Mitt Romney – or a “welfare state” as represented by incumbent President Barack Obama. Ryan – flanked by Chris McMurray of Radford’s Crumb and Get It Cookie Company – repeatedly hammered the Obama administration’s approach to business, which they say was crystalized in his “If you've got a business - you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen” remark...
  • Paul Ryan to appear at Roanoke hardware store (8-22-12)

    08/20/2012 9:59:16 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 13 replies
    The Roanoke Times ^ | August 20, 2012 | Mason Adams
    Paul Ryan will be at Northwest Hardware on Wednesday morning, according to an email sent out by Virginia state Sen. Ralph Smith, R-Roanoke County. Doors open at Northwest Hardware, at 3647 Brambleton Ave., at 7 a.m. Ryan is scheduled to appear at 8:30 a.m., according to the e-mail. ____________________________ Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will visit the Roanoke Valley on Wednesday, according to an official with Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. There are no details yet on when and where Ryan, a congressman from Wisconsin, will visit. The news comes on the heels of a swing by Vice President Joe...
  • Retiring Virginia Sen. Webb: Healthcare bill 'great regret'

    08/20/2012 3:51:35 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 52 replies
    Retiring Sen. Jim Webb, D-Va., said Monday charged that President Obama's handling of the sweeping healthcare overhaul unnecessarily caused a great deal of fear in the country. The Virginia Democrat, in a wide-ranging interview on MSNBC's "Daily Rundown," told host Chuck Todd that it was his "great regret" that the Obama administration scared Americans with a large bill that lacked direction.
  • Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party

    08/20/2012 7:49:31 AM PDT · by Brian Kopp DPM · 53 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 08/20/12 | Charisma News Staff
    Bishop Calls on All Christians to Leave Democratic Party8/20.2012Charisma News Staff Bishop E.W. Jackson is making a war cry: “Let God’s people go!”Jackson, a Marine Corps veteran, graduate of Harvard Law School and adjunct professor of law, is echoing the words of Moses in a campaign to persuade Christians of all races that the time has come for a wholesale exodus of Christians from the Democrat Party.The former candidate for U.S. Senate in Virginia points to what he calls the Democrat party's “cult-like devotion” to abortion; the rejection of the traditional biblical model of family; the hostility hurled at those...
  • Boston Globe: Biden should apologize for “back in chains” remark

    08/19/2012 3:06:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | August 17, 2012 | Staff Editorial
    When Vice President Joe Biden warned a Virginia rally of hundreds of African Americans that Republican efforts to loosen bank regulations meant “They’re going to put y’all back in chains,” Stephanie Cutter, Team Obama’s deputy campaign manager, said the president would have “no problem with those comments.” But imagine if Republican Paul Ryan uttered comments like that. Mitt Romney’s pick for vice president would be pilloried for racial insensitivity — and so would Romney. In the fight for civility and substance over pointless hyperbole, Biden may not be the worst offender. But he’s an offender nonetheless, and he should apologize....
  • Ryan: “We are going to win the debate on Medicare”

    08/18/2012 4:48:13 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan showed vigor and enthusiasm speaking to an overflow crowd at West Springfield High School on Friday afternoon. He literally dared Democrats to attack him on entitlement reform. “We are going to win the debate on Medicare,” he said in a high school gym packed to the gills with suburban northern Virginians. The vow brought whoops and cheers. “There is only one person who has treated Medicare as a piggy bank, and that’s President Obama,” Ryan added, referring to how the administration shifted funds from Medicare to cover the costs of Obamacare.
  • Ryan Rally in Virginia Live NOW (intro by Artur Davis!)

    08/17/2012 12:57:14 PM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 37 replies
    CNN.com ^ | 08/17/12 | TonyInOhio
    Paul Ryan rally from Springfield, Virginia on right now. He's being introduced by Artur Davis, former Dem who introduced Obama in 2008! The overflow crowd is overflowing the overflow room. :) Link: http://www.cnn.com/video/flashLive/live.html?stream=1
  • Radford bakery that turned Biden away sells out of 'freedom cookies'

    08/16/2012 11:16:22 PM PDT · by grundle · 27 replies
    Roanoke Times ^ | August 16, 2012 | Mason Adams
    RADFORD — An Ohio man’s interaction with candidate Barack Obama in 2008 gave rise to “Joe the Plumber.” Now, a Radford businessman’s decision not to host an “unscheduled” campaign event with Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday has sparked a news story that’s gone viral and led to a surge in business.Just call him, “Chris the Baker.” Chris McMurray had just opened his bakery, Crumb and Get It, Wednesday morning when he received a visit from Biden’s advance team asking if he’d host the vice president for a media event on the way to his scheduled speech at Virginia Tech.McMurray...
  • CNN's O'Brien Continues Challenging Attempt to Spin Away 'Chains' Controversy

    08/16/2012 6:09:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | August 16, 2012 | Randy Hall
    Cable News Network host Soledad O'Brien has clashed often with conservative guests on her program, but on Thursday, she pressed the liberal chairman of the Congressional Black Caucus when he tried to dismiss Vice President Joe Biden's comment that Republicans wanted to "put y’all back in chains." During that morning's edition of the Starting Point program, O'Brien showed a clip of Biden's remarks, from his campaign stop in Danville, Virginia, then asked Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) what he thought about his fellow Democrat's comments. The scandal-plagued congressman responded succinctly: “Absolutely nothing.” “I would never have even paid attention to it...
  • VA Dem Doug Wilder at Romney Fundraiser

    08/16/2012 6:35:37 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 22 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 8/16/2012 | Matthew
    A potentially large change of events as former Virginia Governor Doug Wilder appeared at a Romney fundraiser today. This came after his criticism of Joe Biden for his "chains" comments the other day. According to Pajamas Media, Wilder (D-VA) was a surprise guest and was introduced by current Governor Bob McDonnell at the fundraiser in Richmond, VA. Wilder had said that slavery was not something for Biden to joke about:
  • Gun supporters protest Richmond library rule with "open-carry" read-in(VA)

    08/16/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    nbc12.com ^ | 15 August, 2012 | Kelly Avellino
    RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Richmond Public Library was inundated with guests carrying guns Wednesday evening. You could call it a silent protest (in a library, it'd have to be). The read-in protest was against one of the rules recently changed on the library's website. The rule reads, "Carrying concealed weapons is prohibited, except as permitted by law." In the Richmond Public Library, it is legal to openly carry a gun without a permit, or to carry one concealed with a permit. Gun supporters say that the wording of the rule is confusing and discourages people from exercising their 2nd...
  • Former Obama ally to headline Roanoke County (VA) GOP dinner, Sat. 8/18

    08/16/2012 7:06:30 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 8 replies
    A former Democratic congressman who supported President Barack Obama’s 2008 election is becoming a popular figure in the Republican Party, and he’s coming to the Roanoke Valley this weekend. Former Alabama congressman Artur Davis is scheduled to speak at the inaugural Roanoke Republican Victory Dinner Saturday night at the Holiday Inn Tanglewood. The dinner is a fundraiser for the Roanoke County Republican Committee. Davis served four terms in Congress and made a failed bid for Alabama’s Democratic gubernatorial nomination in 2010. He gained national attention by seconding Obama’s nomination at the 2008 Democratic National Convention and served as a co-chairman...
  • Swing state poll: After picking Ryan, Romney now leads in Ohio, Virginia — and Florida

    08/15/2012 2:33:13 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 32 replies
    Hot Air ^ | AUGUST 14, 2012 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    Via Guy Benson, no self-respecting eeyore would leave a headline as rosy as the above unchecked, so here’s me checking it right off the bat. According to Gallup’s tracker, Romney’s gotten almost no bounce from the Ryan pick — yet. They’ve seen a bit of movement in the last two days, so there may be a “delayed bounce” coming, but little in the two days before that. In fact, here’s Nate Silver scanning across the dial: Romney's Ryan bounce across 11 polls thus far: +5, +5, +2, +2, +2, 0, 0, 0, -2, -2, -2. So, take your pick. +0.9...
  • Video: Virginia Bakery Refuses To Serve Biden; Angry Over 'You Didn't Build That'

    08/15/2012 7:51:53 PM PDT · by Justaham · 71 replies
    The owner of Crumb and Get It in Roanoke says he doesn't agree with the Obama administration's policies.
  • Video: Rudy Unloads on Biden over 'Chains' Remark

    08/15/2012 4:53:07 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 15, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Rarely do prominent American politicians directly and unapologetically abandon perfunctory genuflections of respect toward fellow members of the governing class -- in public, at least.  When pols savage each other and their policies, even the most caustic criticism is typically couched in a forced lexicon of camaraderie ("my friend from across the aisle," "the gentleman from Indiana," etc).  But Rudy Giuliani wasn't much interested in keeping up appearances last night when he appeared on CNBC's The Kudlow Report to react to Vice President Biden's odious "chains" comments in Virginia.  Allahpundit thinks Rudy may have been waiting for an opportunity to...
  • Black ex-gov of Va slams Biden for 'chains' remark

    08/15/2012 5:01:36 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 12 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 15, 2012 | unattributed
    The nation's first elected black governor, Doug Wilder of Virginia, has lambasted Vice President Joe Biden on national television for his comment Tuesday about banks keeping people "in chains." Wilder, a Democrat and a grandson of slaves, echoed indignant Republican claims that Biden's remarks before a largely black crowd in Danville, Va., brought racism into the presidential race. *** Wilder said he felt Secretary of...
  • Radford Business Owner Declines Request From Joe Biden's Entourage to Stop in Store (Virginia)

    08/15/2012 5:05:15 PM PDT · by kristinn · 47 replies
    WDBJ-7 ^ | Wednesday, August 15, 2012 | Orlando Salinas
    RADFORD, Va.— Would you say no to the Vice President? One New River Valley business owner turned Vice President Joe Biden down. This might happen more than you think from both political parties, most businesses just don't talk about it. The owner of "Crumb and Get It" - did. Chris McMurray's bakery has been open only since May, barely three months. Wednesday morning, advance teams for Vice President Joe Biden walked in. "I approached her she said Joe Biden is coming to town today," McMurray said. "Crumb and Get It" is a mom and pop store. Literally. Chris and his...
  • Biden Mocks Sign Language Interpreter

    08/15/2012 6:47:04 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 28 replies
    Vice President Biden in Danville, VA on 8/14: "I have more to say, but I am saying too much already because these guys get me going... and you're gonna have trouble translating all this! The poor lady, she's gonna have tendonitis by the time she finishes this."
  • Poll: Romney posts gains in swing states [Florida, Ohio and Virginia]

    08/15/2012 2:34:31 PM PDT · by Justaham · 7 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 8/15/12 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney has posted gains in the 12 swing states that will be critical in determining the outcome of the 2012 election, according to a Purple Insights poll released Wednesday. The new poll shows Romney with small leads in three of the biggest swing states on the map — Florida, Ohio and Virginia. Those three states have a total of 60 electoral votes. The poll was taken after Romney picked Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate. “Taken as a whole, these data indicate a small bump in the immediate aftermath of the [Paul] Ryan [vice presidential] announcement,” the...
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair [Artur Davis] to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 1:49:14 PM PDT · by Justaham · 8 replies
    politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ^ | 8/15/12 | Paul Steinhauser
    former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia. Davis, who is black, may be best known for seconding Obama's nomination at the Democratic National Convention in 2008, when he served as an Obama campaign co-chairman. Davis said he had hoped Obama's presidency would make a huge dent in race relations, as well as move the Democratic Party further to the center. In 2010,...
  • Paul Ryan Propels The Romney Ticket To Leads In Crucial Virginia And Ohio

    08/15/2012 1:33:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 15, 2012 | Brett LoGiurato
    Although the most recent Gallup poll didn't find any "immediate bump" nationally from the addition of Paul Ryan to Mitt Romney's presidential ticket, a new Purple Strategies survey finds that Ryan helped contribute to a decent upward swing in two crucial battleground states over the past month. The Romney-Ryan ticket now leads President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden in the key swing states of Virginia and Ohio, which each saw 5-point swings in the last month. Romney-Ryan lead 46 to 44 percent in Ohio and 48 to 45 percent in Virginia. Combined, the two states account for 31...
  • Former Obama campaign co-chair to stump for Romney

    08/15/2012 10:53:59 AM PDT · by revivaljoe · 26 replies
    cnn ^ | Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - A former four-term Democratic congressman from Alabama and one time strong supporter of President Barack Obama will campaign for Mitt Romney Wednesday. A Romney campaign aide confirms to CNN that Artur Davis will stump for the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in the battleground state of Virginia.
  • Joe Biden Unchained...The Obama campaign fans the flames of racial hatred

    08/15/2012 5:03:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | August 15, 2012 | Arnold Ahlert
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://frontpagemag.com - Joe Biden UnchainedPosted By Arnold Ahlert On August 15, 2012 @ 12:46 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | No Comments In the race for the presidency, the mudslinging by Democrats remains at a hyperbolic level. During a campaign speech in Danville, VA, Vice President Joe Biden told an audience including many black Americans that Republicans would “put y’all back in chains” if the Romney/Ryan ticket wins the election. “Romney wants to let the–he said in the first hundred days, he’s going to let the big banks once again write their own rules, unchain Wall Street,” said Biden. “They’re...
  • 'Back In Chains': Capehart Claims Biden Has 'Nothing To Apologize For'

    08/15/2012 4:43:58 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 16 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    An animated opening segment on today's Morning Joe focused on the fallout from VP Joe Biden's remark to a largely African-American crowd yesterday that a Romney presidency would "put y'all back in chains." Washington Post editorialist Jonathan Capehart claimed Biden doesn't have "anything to apologize for." But earlier, Willie Geist opined that had Paul Ryan said such a thing, "there would be calls" for Ryan and Romney "to get out of the race." Taking the cluelessness cake, Mika Brzezinski found it inconceivable that Biden might have been playing the race card. View the video here.
  • PICKET:(VIDEO) Biden says 'We can win North Carolina' while campaigning in Virginia

    08/14/2012 7:58:51 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | By Kerry Picket
  • Joe Biden Race Baits in Virginia: Romney/Ryan Will Put Ya'll Back in Chains

    08/14/2012 3:45:21 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    During a campaign event earlier today in Danville, Virginia, Vice President Joe Biden told the crowd that a Romney/Ryan administration would put Americans "back in chains." Joe Biden Race Baits in Virginia: Romney/Ryan Will Put Ya'll Back in ChainsThe Romney campaign is again calling Biden's remarks a "new low." “After weeks of slanderous and baseless accusations leveled against Governor Romney, the Obama Campaign has reached a new low.  The comments made by the Vice President of the United States are not acceptable in our political discourse and demonstrate yet again that the Obama Campaign will say and do anything to...
  • Joe Biden clarifies "in chains" remark

    08/14/2012 4:55:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 61 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 14, 2012 | by Brian Montopoli
    Vice President Joe Biden has clarified a comment he made earlier today in which he said presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney would "put you all back in chains" by unshackling Wall Street. "And I'm told when I made that comment earlier today in Danville, Virginia, the Romney Campaign put out a Tweet, you know Tweets, and went on the air, went on the airwaves saying 'Biden's outrageous in saying that - I think I said, instead of unshackled, unchained or - anyway, outrageous to say that, that's what we meant. I'm using their own words. I got a message for...
  • EDITORIAL: Biden: Back on the chain gang

    08/14/2012 5:50:10 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 14, 2012 | Editorial
    Obama campaign takes race-mongering to new lowVice President Joe Biden told a racially mixed audience Wednesday that if Republicans take back the White House, “They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” It’s hard to say what is more offensive: Mr. Biden’s overt use of inflammatory racial symbolism, or someone from Delaware saying “y’all.” Stephanie Cutter, the Obama campaign’s apply-named hatchet man, claimed Mr. Biden was “using a metaphor to talk about what’s going to happen” and that “the bottom line is that we have no problem with those comments.” That makes sense. There’s no reason for the Obama campaign...
  • Biden to Virginia Audience: Romney and GOP are "Gonna Put Y'all Back in Chains"

    08/14/2012 12:03:41 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | August 14, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: We're getting the audio on this right now. I just sent it up there to Cookie. Biden is out there, folks, in Danville, Virginia. Snerdley get this, the rest of you. Biden, Joe Bite Me, the vice president of the United States, is in Danville, Virginia -- got an audience, it says here, with a clear population of minorities. For those in Rio Linda, that means there's some black people in the crowd. And Biden says, "[Romney] said in the first hundred days, he's going to let the big banks write their own rules -- unchain Wall...
  • Biden: Romney is ‘going to put y’all back in chains’

    08/14/2012 9:30:56 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | August 14, 2012 | Joel Gehrke
    Vice President Joe Biden told an audience in Danville, Va., that Mitt Romney’s policies as president will put them “back in chains.” “”He said in the first 100 days he’s going to let the big banks write their own rules,” Biden said on Romney’s economic policy. “Unchain Wall Street! They’re going to put y’all back in chains.” Earlier in his speech, he said that Wall Street had gone from being the most efficient “allocator of capital” in the world to “a casino.”
  • Reports: Romney Picks Paul Ryan, Announcement Saturday Morning in Virginia

    08/11/2012 3:38:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2012 | Guy Benson
    Sonic Boom (via NBC News):   Campaign sources indicate that Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick, NBC News reported Friday night.  Earlier Romney's campaign said in a statement that it would announce a running mate at 9 a.m. ET Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va., just before he begins a four-day bus tour in the battleground state. I spoke with a high-level Romney campaign source earlier this evening, who confirmed that the announcement will come at approximately 9am ET on Saturday, though he could not officially confirm that Ryan is the pick.  The unveiling will occur...
  • Ryan's Address: 'Our Rights Come from Nature and God, Not Government'

    08/11/2012 8:48:02 AM PDT · by conservatism_IS_compassion · 103 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 8/11/2012 | Paul Ryan
    Thank you Governor Romney, Ann. I am deeply honored and excited to join you as your running mate. Mitt Romney is a leader with the skills, the background and the character that our country needs at a crucial time in its history. Following four years of failed leadership, the hopes of our country, which have inspired the world, are growing dim; and they need someone to revive them. Governor Romney is the man for this moment; and he and I share one commitment: we will restore the dreams and greatness of this country. I want you to meet my family....
  • Ryan holds mirror up to Obama

    08/12/2012 8:27:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 11, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    >NORFOLK, Va. — Speaking in front of the U.S.S. Wisconsin at the naval museum on a muggy day here, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., introduced himself to a national audience as Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate. Ryan sounded many themes that were familiar to Washington reporters who have been covering him for years — that the America in which younger generations have it better than their parents is under threat, a problem exacerbated by President Obama’s policies, and the only way to fix it is by offering bold solutions that actually confront the problem.“President Obama, and too many like him...
  • Romney, Ryan Hit the Stage

    08/11/2012 4:35:08 PM PDT · by kristinn · 35 replies
    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | Saturday, August 11, 2012 | Bill Glauber
    In front of an overthrow crowd Saturday, the Romney-Ryan ticket continued its boisterious rollout through the political battleground of Virginia. Bounding on to a stage set beneath the wooden roof of the Harris Pavilion, GOP presumptive presidential nominee Mitt Romney appeared to be delighted with his selection of U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his vice presidential running mate. "Guess what, Nov. 6, we take our country back," Ryan said. The candidates were backed by supporters in red, white and blue shirts. Several thousand people attended the rally, waving small American flags and "Romney-Ryan" placards. The selection of Ryan won...
  • 10,000 Dead Virginia Voters

    08/10/2012 4:17:36 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 49 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 8-10-2012 | Christian Adams
    August 10, 2012 10,000 Dead Virginia Voters Christian Adams The Virginia State Board of Elections provides an example of how states should be conducting election administration. While many U.S. counties have over 100 percent of living adults registered to vote, Virginia has none. Even better, Virginia has purchased the Social Security Death Index database so state election officials can run computerized matches against Virginia voter rolls.The new policy of the Virginia State Board has paid off.Virginia’s initial sweep has yielded 10,000 dead voters who were never before removed from the rolls. These zombies won’t be able to vote, through a...
  • Romney to announce running mate Saturday in Va.

    08/10/2012 8:33:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 99 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | Aug 8, 2012 | Associated Press
    Mitt Romney's campaign says the presumed Republican presidential nominee will announce his running mate Saturday morning in Norfolk, Va. The short list—if there is one—is believed to include Ohio Rep. Rob Portman, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. …
  • Romney to announce running mate Saturday morning in Virginia (Paul Ryan strong possibility)

    08/10/2012 8:07:33 PM PDT · by xzins · 180 replies
    Fox News Alert ^ | 10 Aug 12 | FoxNews - Cameron
    Carl Cameron saying VP announced in morning at 9 am. He is saying it sounds like Paul Ryan
  • Join the Romney Rally Saturday in Norfolk

    08/09/2012 4:08:24 AM PDT · by moneyrunner · 34 replies
    The Virginian | 8/9/2012 | Moneyrunner
    This Saturday morning there will be a Romney rally in Norfolk, Virginia at Nauticus. Any Freepers in Tidewater Virginia are especially welcome.
  • Polls Underline Stubborn Splits in 3 Key States

    08/09/2012 5:35:46 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 16 replies
    NY Times ^ | 8-8-2012 | Rutenberg and Kopicki
    .... Those findings, contained in the latest batch of Quinnipiac University/New York Times/CBS News swing state polls, highlight the stubborn divisions of this year’s presidential race among two of the most important voting groups in the most hotly contested states. .... Mr. Obama’s goal is to keep Mr. Romney from running up huge margins among white working-class voters — defined as those without college degrees and with household incomes of $30,000 to $100,000 — who could give him the edge. New results from surveys over the past week in Colorado, Virginia and Wisconsin, combined with surveys last week in Florida,...
  • [ Virgil ] Goode unaware of probe Of signatures on his petitions

    08/08/2012 7:29:23 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 57 replies
    martinsvillebulletin.com ^ | Aug 8 2012 | martinsvillebulletin.com
    Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode said Tuesday he does not know why the Virginia State Board of Elections is asking for a probe into matters pertaining to his campaign. State officials are keeping quiet on the investigation request. The elections board on Monday voted unanimously to ask Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to probe “suspected petition fraud” on forms that the Constitution Party submitted in efforts to get Goode’s name on the ballot for the Nov. 6 presidential election. In a phone interview, Goode said nobody from either the elections board or the attorney general’s office has contacted him,...
  • WTOP POLL: Obama 48, Romney 46 in northern Va.!!

    08/08/2012 11:58:32 AM PDT · by Bulwinkle · 40 replies
    .
  • Presidential hopeful to be investigated for “suspected petition fraud” [ Virgil Goode ]

    08/07/2012 7:24:22 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 13 replies
    wtvr.com ^ | Aug 7 2012 | Chris Westfall
    RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) — Monday the State Board of Elections voted unanimously for the Attorney General’s office to investigate forms submitted by Virgil Goode in his attempt to appear on the ballot as a presidential candidate. A spokesperson for the board confirmed the request and that the Attorney General’s involvement. Goode is a former congressman running for president under the “Constitution Party.” He will appear on the ballot in many other states, but he has yet to qualify for his home state of Virginia. Virgil Goode represented Virginia’s 5th congressional district until he was defeated by Democrat Tom Perriello in...
  • New TV ad to attack Obama, Geithner on lost Delphi pensions [VIDEO]

    08/07/2012 5:53:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 8/7/12 | Matthew Boyle
    A new video advertisement from conservative advocacy group Let Freedom Ring features the stories of several Delphi salaried retirees, who lost their pensions at the hand of the Secretary Tim Geithner’s Department of Treasury. “I would ask President Obama why I had no rights and he had all the rights to take my pension away and never ever look back and say not only did I take it from Mary Miller, but I took it from 20,000 other people and their families,” one Delphi salaried retiree, Mary Miller, says in the ad. “It’s made life pretty rough. I’ve really struggled...
  • Va elections board seeks probe of ballot signatures for Constitution Party’s Virgil Goode

    08/06/2012 7:53:29 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 9 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | Aug 6 2012 | AP
    The Virginia Board of Elections says it is seeking an investigation into ballot signatures involving the campaign of Constitution Party presidential candidate Virgil Goode. The former six-term congressman from Rocky Mount is gathering signatures to appear on the ballot in his home state. He’s already on the ballot in more than a dozen other states. The Board on Monday voted unanimously to ask Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to investigate “suspected petition fraud” on forms submitted by the Constitution Party in its efforts to gain ballot access for Goode.