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  • Romney may announce presidential bid in April

    01/13/2011 9:50:48 PM PST · by pissant · 60 replies
    Deseret News ^ | 1/13/11 | Lisa Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — There are new hints that former Utah Olympic leader Mitt Romney is gearing up to announce another run for president. Politico reported Thursday that Romney aides are telling other Republicans that he expects to launch his campaign in April. The online news source noted Romney has already taken "another methodical step toward his 2012 run" by stepping down from the Marriott hotel chain board of directors — again. The last time Romney left was before he ran successfully for governor of Massachusetts following the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City. He rejoined the board in...
  • McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt Trashes Sarah Palin in Upcoming "60 Minutes" Interview - Video

    01/08/2010 8:28:53 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 48 replies · 1,556+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | January 8, 2010 | Brian
    Here is video of former John McCain Campaign Manager Steve Schmidt on "60 Minutes" trying to hurt Gov. Sarah Palin by saying she was repeatedly "inaccurate" in statements she made during the campaign, which forced the McCain campaign to have to correct her statements. Schmidt is reportedly pushing a new book coming out about the campaign. Listening to this pathetic jerk makes it very clear why the McCain Campaign had no chance for victory. Schmidt was the wrong person to run McCain's campaign, and knows he is finished as a Campaign Manager for GOP candidates. He's trying now to cash...
  • Why Does Every Thread (apparently) Start with an ant-Romney Ad? (a vanity post, but sincere)

    12/01/2009 8:38:13 AM PST · by Clique · 375 replies · 6,716+ views
    clique | clique
    Let me be clear: I don't like Romney. I wouldn't vote for Romney. I hope he never runs for President, and if he tries, I hope he never gets the nomination. In other words -- I don't like Romney! However, -- I am tired of having to scroll past an anti-Romney ad as the #1 entry on every article lately. Why does every post start with an anti-Romney ad? As far as I know, he isn't even running for anything right now. In fact, why should every article begin with an anti-Anyone ad? I've always considered most Freepers to be...
  • Lucid reply to Potty Mouth Taibbi's spittle-flecked article titled, "Sarah Palin, WWE Star"

    11/22/2009 2:36:24 PM PST · by LA Conservative · 10 replies · 918+ views
    True/Slant/com ^ | Nov. 22, 2009 | Jon Meachem
    "Interesting piece. First, I want to congratulate you. You’re the first liberal media member I’ve seen who has actually acknowledged that a group of Obama supporters did in fact wear t shirts calling a woman a c*nt, in public and in front of her daughter no less. Now, does the fate of the Republic hand on such issues? No. Still, it was interesting to see the media pretend it never happened, straight out of some Ministry of Truth from Oceania. Somehow, if a group of McCain supporters had worn a t shirt to an Obama event calling him a n—-r,...
  • Goldman Sachs Arms Itself

    12/01/2009 2:18:30 AM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 34 replies · 1,666+ views
    Trueslant.com ^ | 12/01/2009 | Trueslant.com
    “I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the bank...
  • Goldman Arming Itself? :->

    12/01/2009 8:05:57 AM PST · by DuncanWaring · 126 replies · 3,017+ views
    Market Ticker ^ | 1 Dec 2009 | Karl Denninger
    Goldman Arming Itself? :-> This is a riot (well, ok, I might be a week - or a month early on that): Dec. 1 (Bloomberg) -- “I just wrote my first reference for a gun permit,” said a friend, who told me of swearing to the good character of a Goldman Sachs Group Inc. banker who applied to the local police for a permit to buy a pistol. The banker had told this friend of mine that senior Goldman people have loaded up on firearms and are now equipped to defend themselves if there is a populist uprising against the...
  • CA: Whitman lead growing

    11/05/2009 8:12:51 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 861+ views
    Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research Poll ^ | 11/5/09 | John Howard and Anthony York
    Former eBay executive Meg Whitman has opened up a wide lead in the Republican race for governor, according to the latest Capitol Weekly/Probolsky Research poll. About a third of Republicans and decline-to-state voters who said they intend to vote Republican said they favor Whitman, who has a 3-to-1 edge over rival contender Tom Campbell, Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner remains stuck in a distant third, with 5.5 percent of Republican support. The numbers show a significant increase in recent weeks for Whitman that reflects her prodigious spending. Already, seven months before the primary and full year before the general election, Whitman...
  • How will Meg Whitman spend a $15 million contribution to her own campaign?

    07/15/2009 8:53:51 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 1,587+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 7/15/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Few political junkies were surprised Monday when Republican Meg Whitman announced she had plunked down $15 million from her own wallet to bolster her gubernatorial campaign. After all, Whitman, the former CEO of the online auction house eBay, is a billionaire who had promised to spend as much as $150 million of her own money to become governor. But her latest contribution left political analysts and staffers in opposition camps puzzling over what she's going to do with all that money. As could be expected, the Whitman campaign wasn't revealing much as far as strategy. But one thing about her...
  • CA: Meg Whitman's charitable foundation's biggest benefactor was environmental group (EDF)

    11/07/2009 9:40:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 14 replies · 663+ views
    Mercury News ^ | 11/7/09 | Ken McLaughlin
    Billionaire gubernatorial hopeful Meg Whitman gave away just $125,000 of her charitable foundation's $46 million in assets in its first year of operation — and tax records show the bulk of the money went to a surprising place. The Griffith R. Harsh IV and Margaret C. Whitman Charitable Foundation in 2007 contributed $100,000 to the Environmental Defense Fund, which is now at odds with Whitman over water policy. The foundation also invested $3 million in hedge funds based in the Cayman Islands — a Caribbean tax haven that's been the subject of political controversy. ... But it's the $100,000 to...
  • Free Republic does not and will not support RINOS!! Not now!! Not ever!!

    11/26/2009 9:55:25 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 2,501 replies · 41,088+ views
    My day after Thanksgiving message | 11/26/200 | Jim Robinson
    Apparently there are still some posters on FR who are fast asleep. Wake up! Dammit! We are in the middle of a conservative rebellion! While you were sleeping we, along with millions of other freedom loving grassroots Americans have participated in hundreds of tea parties all across this great land and fully intend to keep it up until all of America is awake. We are fed up and mad as hell! We grassroots Americans are delivering a message to the ruling class: NO MORE!! No more big government! No more high taxes! No more government bailouts! No more government takeovers!...