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  • Mitt Romney deluging Ohio Democrats with robocalls

    03/05/2012 10:34:50 AM PST · by Antoninus · 7 replies
    Ohio Daily ^ | 3/4/12 | Anastasia Pantsios
    What ever happened to the Republican genius we used to hear so much about for doing voter ID and micro-targeting their potential base? It seems like everybody I know — all faithful Democrats — has been bombarded with robocalls from Mitt Romney — and everyone who has mentioned this swears they have never voted in a Republican primary. One said she “might have” voted Reagan back in the ’80s “in another life,” but has never voted in a GOP primary. (She also said she hung up immediately because “I didn’t want that voice in my kitchen!”) Another said she’s been...
  • What changed ? Why is the wind in our face now ?

    02/14/2012 7:31:13 PM PST · by se_ohio_young_conservative · 72 replies · 2+ views
    Just before Thanksgiving, Obama's approval was somewhere in the lower 40s. All of our candidates looked within range to defeat him. This was our election to lose. Now I feel like the wind is in our face and we are backed up inside the two yardline. Is it the quality of our candidates ? The best speeches of the year so far were delivered by a former Governor of Alaska (whom I adore and wanted to run) and a British member of the EU Parliment. That is not a good sign. The economy is not that much better. People live...
  • Romney Wins CPAC Straw Poll!

    02/11/2012 1:38:00 PM PST · by Rudder · 235 replies
    Feb 11, 2012 | Rudder
    Romney wins CPAC with 38%.
  • Fox News Poll: Santorum Surges Nationally After Three-State Sweep [Ties Romney at 30%; Gingrich 16%]

    02/10/2012 9:57:42 AM PST · by Steelfish · 275 replies
    FoxNews ^ | February 09, 2012 | Dana Blanton
    Fox News Poll: Santorum Surges Nationally After Three-State Sweep By Dana Blanton February 10, 2012 Rick Santorum has surged nationally in the race for the 2012 Republican nomination after his three-state sweep this week, while Mitt Romney has lost ground among GOP primary voters. In addition, most GOP voters say the nomination race isn’t over -- someone other than Romney could still win. That’s according to a Fox News poll released Friday. The new poll was conducted over four nights this week -- Monday through Thursday -- so it provides a unique opportunity to compare Santorum’s support before and after...
  • Gingrich: Goal is to get to Super Tuesday

    02/05/2012 3:48:18 PM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/05/12 | Erik Wasson
    Gingrich: Goal is to get to Super TuesdayBy Erik Wasson - 02/05/12 11:05 AM ET GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Sunday that following his loss in the Nevada caucuses to Mitt Romney this weekend, his campaign is betting on the March 6 Super Tuesday primaries. “Our goal is to get to Super Tuesday where we are in much more favorable territory,” Gingrich said on NBC's Meet the Press. He said prospects look good in Georgia and Tennessee on that day as well as for Alabama on March 13 and Texas on April 3. “By the time Texas is over,...
  • PPP polls: Romney 14 up in Colorado, Santorum up two in Minnesota

    02/05/2012 2:48:16 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/05/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    Hot on the heels of Mitt Romney’s big win in Nevada come two more caucuses and another primary on Tuesday, in which no delegates will get directly assigned to any candidate. However, both offer opportunities to shape the media coverage of the overall primary campaign, and for Rick Santorum, this might mean some good news. PPP’s latest and final polls from Colorado and Minnesota give bad news to Newt Gingrich, however: Last night’s results in Nevada were bad news for Newt Gingrich and PPP’s first day of polling in Colorado and Minnesota indicates things may only get worse for him...
  • Why Nevada’s GOP caucuses were a jackpot of embarrassments

    02/05/2012 2:03:14 PM PST · by SmithL · 9 replies
    SFGate: Politics Blog ^ | 2/5/12 | Carla Marinucci, Chronicle Political Writer
    Nevada state GOP chair Amy Tarkanian boasted this week that her state will turn Republican in the next presidential election. Not likely if her state GOP runs that show like it ran the Nevada caucuses, which were an embarrassing display of bad planning and execution on multiple levels. Aside from the scheduling, the choice of caucus locations, and the decision to shut out thousands of workers on the Las Vegas strip which we’ve detailed here, let’s now clue you all in on the litany of other problems: 1. The GOP couldn’t deliver results in a timely manner.An all-night count —...
  • Romney supports automatic hikes in minimum wage

    02/01/2012 1:35:24 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 2/1/12 | DAVID ESPO and KASIE HUNT
    Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney renewed his support Wednesday for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation, a position sharply at odds with traditional GOP business allies, conservatives and the party's senior lawmakers.
  • Why Romney won -- Why Gingrich lost

    02/01/2012 8:08:54 AM PST · by bigbob · 73 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1-31-12 | Byron York
    Coming off a decisive loss to Newt Gingrich in South Carolina, Mitt Romney needed to do three things to win the Florida primary: 1) attack Gingrich with a level of ferocity not yet seen in the already-contentious Republican presidential campaign; 2) raise the level of his performance in debate; and 3) improve his on-the-stump message to give voters more substance and fewer platitudes. For his part, Gingrich had two must-dos: 1) deal with Romney's attacks in a calmer, more seasoned way than Gingrich handled the last Romney barrage, during the campaign in Iowa; and 2) keep up the solid message...
  • Mitt Romney: middle income Americans are focus, not very poor [Oh boy...]

    02/01/2012 5:53:29 AM PST · by notsofastmyfriend · 104 replies
    CNN ^ | February 1, 2012 | Interview w Soledad O'Brien
    <p>After winning the Florida primary, GOP presidential nominee hopeful Mitt Romney explains to CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien that he is focused on a particular portion of the American population in his campaign. Romney says, "I'm not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs a repair , I'll fix it. I'm not concerned about the very rich.... I'm concerned about the very heart of America, the 90-95 percent of Americans who right now are struggling."</p>
  • Mitt Romney to Receive Secret Service Protection (Why not Newt?)

    02/01/2012 3:41:53 AM PST · by Evil Slayer · 37 replies
    ABC News ^ | 1/31/12 | Emily Friedman
    TAMPA – Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has been informed that it will start receiving Secret Service protection this week, two campaign sources and a senior Republican tell ABC News. Secret Service protection is being given to the campaign not because of a specific threat but because of the increase in crowd sizes as the primary season has progressed over the past few weeks, according to the sources, who refused to be identified because they don’t have authority to comment on such matters publicly. According to a federal law enforcement officials Romney’s campaign, which has long traveled with private security of...
  • FL Primary -- LIVE THREAD

    01/31/2012 10:01:12 AM PST · by tomkat · 1,192 replies
    FreeRepublic | Waterloo Tuesday | FReepers
    Have at it y'all ! Hey Florida -- let's show the Nation and all the RINO slugs some TeaPower today ! This one oughta be good for a couple thousand ! ( oy, my poor ping page ! )
  • GOP race's approaching lull will test Gingrich

    01/31/2012 5:13:30 AM PST · by humblegunner · 28 replies
    Associated Press via Houston Chronicle ^ | Monday, January 30, 2012 | CHARLES BABINGTON
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The caffeinated, rapid-fire GOP presidential primary is about to ease into a slower pace and a more spread-out map, creating new challenges for Newt Gingrich. February will bring several primaries and caucuses likely to lack the intensity of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida. It has only one debate, three weeks from now. And the month contains contests in three states with significant Mormon presences — Nevada, Arizona and Colorado — and in Michigan, where Mitt Romney's father was governor. All these factors could pose problems for Gingrich, the former House speaker who is struggling to...
  • Poll [Fl. Romney Beats Obama] Romney holds big lead over Gingrich in Florida

    01/29/2012 8:11:29 AM PST · by Milagros · 64 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 29, 2012 | Marc Caputo
    Poll: Romney holds big lead over Gingrich in Florida By Marc Caputo The Miami Herald In Florida’s Republican primary, Mitt Romney’s lead looks insurmountable — and he beats President Barack Obama in a head-to-head race, poll shows.
  • NBC/Marist Poll: Romney Up 15 Over Gingrich In Florida [47% To 26% Women Prefer Romney]

    01/29/2012 10:36:59 AM PST · by Steelfish · 112 replies
    MSNBC ^ | January 29, 2012 | Domenico Montanaro
    NBC/Marist Poll: Romney Up 15 Over Gingrich In Florida Domenico Montanaro Mitt Romney may be on his way to a decisive victory in the Florida GOP primary Tuesday, according to a new NBC/Marist poll. Romney leads Newt Gingrich by 15 points, 42 percent to 27 percent in the crucial state. Rick Santorum is third with 16 percent, followed by Ron Paul with 11 percent. Just 4 percent said they were undecided. "The bottom line in all this is Romney's sitting in the driver's seat going into Tuesday," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute for Public Opinion at Marist...
  • Rasmussen in FL: Romney 44, Gingrich 28

    01/29/2012 8:01:41 AM PST · by TBBT · 265 replies
    HotAir ^ | 1/29/2012 | ED MORRISSEY
    Five weeks ago, this might have been a game changer. Is this a case of too little, too late? Atlanta businessman and former presidential candidate Herman Cain endorsed Newt Gingrich Saturday night at a West Palm Beach Country Republican gathering after two months of wavering on whether he would offer his support to a fellow candidate. The endorsement comes just three days before the crucial Florida primary, by far the largest state to vote so far in the GOP sweepstakes, and could help Gingrich energize tea party support. Gingrich campaign has flagged since his upstart, double-digit victory over front-runner Mitt...
  • Mitt Romney in 1994 "The Blind Trust Is An Age Old Ruse."

    Thank God for youtube or Romney would be able to lie about everything.
  • Mitt Romney leading polls in Florida (LA Slimes reporting Willard has cemented the nomination)

    01/28/2012 1:45:42 PM PST · by GR_Jr. · 71 replies
    LA SLIMES ^ | 1-27-2012 | Paul West
    Mitt Romney has pulled ahead of Newt Gingrich in Florida with a nine-point lead, according to a Quinnipiac University poll. 'I think if Romney wins this, it's over for Newt,' one pollster says. Reporting from Jacksonville, Fla.— After months of gyrating front-runners and inconclusive voter tests, a victory by Mitt Romney in the looming Florida primary would send the 2012 campaign down a well-worn path — pointing the most established GOP contender toward a highly competitive race against President Obama in the fall election. If Newt Gingrich wins, the contours of the battle would be radically different: a prolonged intraparty...
  • Tired and broke, Santorum heads home to do taxes

    01/27/2012 8:24:21 PM PST · by Mariner · 96 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 27th, 2012 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    PUNTA GORDA, Fla. (AP) — Rick Santorum is tired, almost broke — and going home. The former Pennsylvania senator is taking a pause from Florida campaigning just days before the Tuesday primary that even he expects to deal him a third consecutive loss. Santorum says he would rather spend his Saturday sitting at his kitchen table doing his taxes than campaigning in a state where the race for the Republican presidential nomination has become a two-man fight between Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney. The cash-strapped candidate acknowledges that he simply can't keep up with the GOP front-runners in Florida. "We're...
  • Live Thread: South Carolina GOP Presidential Debate on CNN 8 P.M. EST

    01/19/2012 4:09:17 PM PST · by kristinn · 1,470 replies · 3+ views
    Thursday, January 19, 2011 | Kristinn
    And then there were three and a half minds left campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination: Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.Link to CNN livestream page.Hosted by CNN's John King at the North Charleston Coliseum.
  • South Carolina poll: Gingrich by six? (PPP One-day Snapshot)

    01/19/2012 2:12:53 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/19/2012 | Allahpundit
    Something to whet your appetite for tonight’s Thunderdome debate. Could Newtmentum really have shot him to a six-point lead after he trailed Romney by double digits just a few days ago? Note that PPP’s data comes from a one-day snapshot, which means a smaller-than-usual sample, which in turn means a larger-than-usual margin of error of five points. Newt’s may very well be leading right now, but … by six?Even so, as I write this, InTrade gives him a 42.5 percent chance of winning on Saturday. After Perry’s endorsement, Palin’s quasi-endorsement, and Santorum’s fade, who wants to bet against him? This...
  • Ron Paul in Left Field (Disturbingly, this Republican has been echoing the Left)

    01/17/2012 7:19:10 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/17/2012 | Dennis Prager
    In the Republican presidential candidates’ debate on January 7, Rep. Ron Paul said: “I’m the only one up here . . . that understands [that the] true racism in this country is in the judicial system.” He said this racism has to do with “enforcing the drug laws,” and then added: “They [blacks] get the death penalty way disproportionately.” Two groups immediately defended Paul — his supporters, and commentators on the left. The former support anything Paul says; and the Left supports anything that Paul says that portrays America as ugly (see, for example, the defense of Paul by the...
  • Is a 'death match' coming between Gingrich, Santorum and Perry to be the Reagan Rep in 2012?

    01/17/2012 5:46:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 16, 2012 | Bradley A. Blakeman, Politics and Public Policy at Georgetown University
    [SNIP leading up to the "advice" from a former GW Bush adviser] ....A win in SouthCarolina will be overwhelming proof that Romney is just “right” enough to win the nomination. If that were to occur, Romney would have won in the conservative Midwest, the more liberal/independent Northeast and the conservative South. Perry, Santorum and Gingrich need a win, place or show in SouthCarolina to continue to Florida. ...The real question will be one for Gingrich to answer. If Gingrich doesn’t come in a close 2nd or 3rd in South Carolina, will he engage in a “scorched earth policy” that if...
  • Ron Paul Quietly Plots Backup Strategy While Seeking The Nomination

    01/17/2012 6:00:21 AM PST · by truthkeeper · 19 replies
    abcnews.go.com ^ | January 17, 2012 | Jason M. Volack
    Rep. Ron Paul says he’s in it to win it and the campaign boasts that it has a comprehensive strategy in place to ensure that happens. But behind the scenes Campaign Manager Jesse Benton admits to ABC News that the team is plotting a back up strategy in case the congressman doesn’t pull in enough delegates to become the nominee. If the campaign comes up short at the convention, Benton says the plan is to use all the delegates awarded to Paul as a bargaining chip to force the Republican Party to stick to its limited government platform. Benton says...
  • It's Official: Ballot Challenge To Mitt Romney's Eligibility To Be President Filed In Illinois

    01/16/2012 11:21:39 AM PST · by Obama Exposer · 113 replies · 6+ views
    I knew this would happen and in a way, it is a good thing because it will also bring focus to Barack Obama's eligibility. Reading the paperwork on this I found out some things I wasn't aware of pertaining to our citizenship statutes back in the 1940's such as the statute listed in this challenge, U.S. Nationality Act of 1940 Sect 201, 54 Stat. 1137 which provides provides the law by which a person born outside the U.S. is bound by in order to qualify legally as a U.S. citizen. For some that do not know, according to Mexican law...
  • Santorum endorsers need to issue joint statement and quickly (not so cohesive)

    01/15/2012 4:19:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | January 15, 2012 | Bryan Fisher
    Pro-family leaders today forged a consensus in support of Rick Santorum at meeting at a private ranch in Texas. Santorum is eminently worthy of social conservative support. He has easily been the most vocal and the most unwavering of all the candidates in standing for the sanctify of life and the sanctity of marriage, and against the homosexual agenda. He is an easy candidate to back. But what he lacks to run a nationwide campaign is money and infrastructure, which evangelicals probably can't give him. Rick Perry, on the other hand, has the organization and the fund-raising capacity. What he...
  • Cuccinelli asked to probe Newt Gingrich ballot signature ‘irregularities’

    01/15/2012 2:02:31 AM PST · by Mozilla · 23 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Anita Kumar
    The State Board of Elections is asking Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) to investigate “irregularities” with signatures that presidential candidate Newt Gingrich submitted to get on Virginia’s ballot, board chairman Charlie Judd said Saturday. Gingrich’s campaign told state officials it had submitted 11,050 signatures. But a Richmond area firm hired to collect them turned in 1,500 signatures that appeared to be signed by the same person. “We hired somebody who turned in false signatures,’’ Gingrich told reporters late last month while campaigning in Iowa. “We turned in 11,100 – we needed 10,000 – 1,500 of them were by one guy...
  • In Fox forum in SC, Gingrich says Obama will attack Romney’s Bain record if GOP doesn’t vet it

    01/15/2012 1:43:04 AM PST · by Mozilla · 55 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | AP
    CHARLESTON, S.C. — Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Saturday that Republicans will err if they don’t scrutinize Mitt Romney’s role in a private equity firm called Bain Capital. Gingrich, the former House speaker, said President Barack Obama will hammer away at Bain if Romney is the nominee this fall. “I don’t see how you can expect us to have a presidential campaign in which an entire sector is avoided,” Gingrich said on a Fox News program that included five of the six Republican candidates. Each fielded South Carolina voters’ questions for almost 20 minutes. Many Republican and conservative leaders have...
  • Ron Paul supporters threaten Atlanta family with rape, death

    01/15/2012 1:27:57 AM PST · by Mozilla · 91 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Joe Newby , Spokane Conservative Examiner
    Jere Brower, his wife Clara, and his 4-year-old daughter Ana, have a very good reason to believe Texas Congressman Ron Paul when he said people view his supporters as "dangerous." The 38-year-old Atlanta man and his family have been targeted by militant Ron Paul supporters, one of whom threatened to "kneecap" him, then rape his wife and young daughter. Mr. Brower said he has also received death threats from supporters of Ron Paul. The trouble started when Brower and some of his Facebook friends decided to have a laugh over Ron Paul's ties to racist and anti-semitic groups. He wrote...
  • Rick Perry Zings Herman Cain

    01/15/2012 1:05:42 AM PST · by Mozilla · 44 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News ^ | 01/14/12 | Arlette Saenz
    Looks like there’s a little war brewing between Rick Perry and former presidential candidate Herman Cain, who recently criticized the Texas governor’s depth and knowledge of political issues. “I hope Herman doesn’t think running a Godfather’s Pizza is the same as running the state of Texas,” Perry said on Laura Ingraham’s Radio Show after the host played a clip of Cain’s comments and the Texas governor touted his job creation record in the state. During an interview on the Fox Business Network Wednesday, Cain called Perry a “foregone superstar” who “wasn’t deep on any of the issues.” “He started out...
  • Bachmann wants pro-Gingrich radio ad featuring her to come down

    01/15/2012 12:59:47 AM PST · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Politico ^ | January 14, 2012 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Michele Bachmann wants a radio ad that she thinks implies her endorsement of Newt Gingrich pulled off the air in South Carolina. A lawyer for the Minnesota congresswoman sent a letter to radio stations Friday night saying that a spot being aired by the pro-Gingrich super PAC “Winning our Future” uses a clip from an introduction Bachmann delivered when Gingrich fundraised for her during a previous congressional campaign. Bachmann has not endorsed anyone, and she’s done nothing to indicate that she intends to weigh in anytime soon.
  • Santorum Owes Michele Bachmann an Apology

    01/15/2012 12:48:13 AM PST · by Mozilla · 14 replies
    Christian Newswire ^ | Jan. 14, 2012 | Christian Newswire/
    Presidential candidate Senator Rick Santorum deployed a sexist strategy in IA. His IA Evangelical surrogates promoted the idea that a female cannot be an elected official or a commander-in-chief. The same Evangelical surrogates repeatedly called upon Rep. Michele Bachmann to withdraw from the race although she led the Senator and other male candidates in the polls. Bob Vander Plaats, CEO Family Leader and Santorum endorser, also, rejected two consensus votes in favor of Rep. Bachmann polled among Evangelical pastors at a meeting hosted by an organization close to the Family Leader. Home school parents circulated a treatise written in 2004...