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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.