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  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • 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.
  • Romney Clarifies His Position on Blunt Amendment(ie Flip Flop/Lie of the day)

    03/01/2012 7:47:23 AM PST · by Mountain Mary · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press | 2/29/12 | Phillip Elliott
    Romney clarifies his position on Blunt amendment By PHILIP ELLIOTT | Associated Press – 10 hrs ago Email 6 WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Wednesday he opposed Senate Republicans' effort that critics say would limit insurance coverage of birth control, then reversed himself quickly in a second interview saying he misunderstood the question. Romney told Ohio News Network during an interview that he opposed a measure by Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., that was scheduled for a vote Thursday. "I'm not for the bill," Romney said before urging the interviewer to move on. Romney later said he didn't...
  • PPP AZ and MI Tracking Real Time Update: Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona

    02/26/2012 5:33:18 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 55 replies
    No #s yet, just some tidbits: I'd expect Michigan results between 10 and 11 tonight, and Arizona results between midnight and 1 AM (all eastern) Early observations on today's polls: Michigan still pretty close, but Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona. It looks like Romney has banked about a 30 point lead among early voters in Arizona and they're more than half the electorate. From the findings I didn't expect file: Babeu still seen more favorably than not by Arizona Republicans. Santorum's favorability numbers not what they were a week ago- the shine is finally wearing off with...
  • The Conversion - How, when, and why Mitt Romney changed his mind on abortion

    02/22/2012 11:20:57 AM PST · by PhxRising · 22 replies · 1+ views
    Slate ^ | 02/22/2012 | William Saletan
    To understand Mitt Romney, you have to understand the most difficult passage of his political life: how he changed his position on abortion. Not the story he tells about it, but the real story. Romney began his political career as a pro-choicer. In the story he tells, he had an epiphany, a flash of insight, and committed himself thereafter to protecting life. But that isn’t what happened. The real story of Romney’s conversion—a series of tentative, equivocal, and confused shifts, accompanied by a constant rewriting of his past—paints a more accurate picture of who he is. Romney has complex views...
  • "Were you lying then, or are you lying now?"

    02/12/2012 11:20:42 PM PST · by Lancey Howard · 79 replies · 2+ views
    Free Republic Exclusive | February 13, 2012 | Lancey Howard
    On Friday, Ann Coulter turned up on Medved's radio show to talk about Mitt Romney. During the interview Coulter claimed that conservatives aren't going for Mitt because he's "too square". Coulter has not only jumped the shark by endorsing Romney in the first place, she's gone stupid. Conservatives don't like Romney for one obvious, glaring reason: he can't be trusted. Ann (along with many other Romney supporters) has become expert at providing lame excuses and explanations for Romney's past proclamations that he was "more gay-friendly" than Teddy Kennedy, has "always supported a woman's right to choose", and "doesn't want to...
  • 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain

    01/21/2012 5:06:13 AM PST · by tsowellfan · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Last night, BuzzFeed got a hold of the 2008 John McCain campaign's research book on Mitt Romney. In over 200 painstakingly researched pages, it notes every slip-up, political fib, and potential liability for Romney going forward. And of course it picks apart all the times Romney has said one thing, and then when the political winds changed, said something else. Read more: 14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain
  • Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities (John McCain's ad - 2008)

    01/05/2012 1:26:41 PM PST · by TexasCajun · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | Jan 05, 2012 | Sel
    Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities (John McCain's ad - 2008) Before his recent endorsement...John McCain didn't think much of Mitt Romney. He released this ad highlighting Romney's affinity for taking whatever position necessary to get elected. Paid for & approved my John MeCain! Mitt Romney's Multiple Political Personalities That was then, this is now. McCain raps Newt for 'liar' comment
  • Gingrich: Mitt Romney is a liar

    01/03/2012 6:45:42 AM PST · by Daffynition · 82 replies
    CBSNews.com ^ | Dec. 3,2012 | David Morgan
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, whose support in Iowa has withered after riding on top of the polls, on Tuesday called former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney a liar who would mislead the American people if elected to the White House - but added that he would still vote for him if Romney won the GOP nomination. On CBS' "The Early Show" this morning, CBS News chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell asked Gingrich about comments he had previously made about his chief rival and the Super PAC whose negative campaign ads have hurt his campaign: "You scolded Mitt Romney, his...
  • Romney refines comments about deporting Obama's uncle (RINO wimp alert)

    12/22/2011 1:44:22 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/22/11 | Rachel Streitfeld
    Mitt Romney was more nuanced Thursday when questioned about radio show comments he made regarding deporting President Barack Obama's uncle. According to The Hill, the former Massachusetts governor was asked by radio host Howie Carr if Onyango Obama, who is allegedly in violation of his immigration status and was arrested for drunk driving this summer, should be deported.
  • Two men trapped in one body - email from democrats.org

    11/28/2011 1:33:41 PM PST · by illiac · 4 replies
    email ^ | 11/28/11 | email
    I'd like to tell you a story. It's about two men, trapped in one body. One man: a Republican politician whose positions on the issues made him palatable even to Massachusetts voters. The other: a Tea Party Republican taking one extreme position after another on the economy, immigration, foreign policy, and more. The only thing they agree on? They both want to be president, and there's not much they wouldn't do or say to get there. You've probably guessed it -- the body they're fighting over is Mitt Romney's. And if you want to watch the struggle in full detail,...
  • Romney: 'I’ve been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/11/2011 6:36:07 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 40 replies
    The Minnesota Post ^ | November 4, 2011 | Eric Black
    Anyway, all that is by way of introducing a couple of comments Romney made in an interview with the editorial board the Seacoast Media Group, a Fox subsidiaries that owns small newspapers on the coast of New Hampshire and Maine. Romney was asked about the inconsistencies in his positions on certain issues over the years and the poor guy just tried too hard to make the problem go away without explaining it: “I’ve been as consistent as human beings can be,” he said. And then, maybe even worse, "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every...
  • Romney says he’s not a flip-flopper, but ‘a man of steadiness and constancy’

    11/09/2011 6:29:24 PM PST · by martosko · 23 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/09/2011 | Alexis Levinson
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney discussed his reputation as a flip-flopper at Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican presidential debate, disputing the characterization and calling himself “a man of steadiness and constancy.” Romney was asked to address the “issue of character” after he mentioned the auto bailout, which he has been accused of switching positions on. The Democratic National Committee has been bracketing Romney in Michigan with ads attacking him for flip-flopping on the issue.
  • Romney Remarks on Global Warming Trigger New Claims of Flip-Flopping

    10/29/2011 8:48:25 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 21 replies
    wsj ^ | October 28, 2011 | Jonathan Weisman
    Speaking to voters in Pittsburgh, Mr. Romney said, “My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us.
  • Romney Skeptical on Human Role in Climate - Critics think he's shifting to the right

    10/29/2011 8:50:10 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Newser ^ | October 29, 2011 | John Johnson
    (Newser) – Mitt Romney's views on global warming are back in the news. This week, he reaffirmed his skepticism about humans contributing to climate change. CBS News detects a "rightward shift" as the campaign goes on, and both Democrats and Rick Perry agree, notes CNN. Judge for yourself, as Politico rounds up some of his statements on the subject: * Thursday: "My view is that we don’t know what’s causing climate change on this planet. And the idea of spending trillions and trillions of dollars to try to reduce CO2 emissions is not the right course for us." * August:...
  • Romney Rebooted Makes a Rare Calculating Error

    10/26/2011 1:07:31 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 2 replies
    Time-Swampland ^ | October 26, 2011 | Adam Sorensen
    Mitt Romney has put a lot of work into reversing the perception, prevalent during his 2008 campaign, that his ideological compass only follows the magnetic field of whichever electorate he happens to be trying to win over. The title of his campaign book, No Apology, was as much a statement of principle as it was a potshot at the (entirely fictional) bowing and scraping Obama has done overseas. He’s refused to cede an inch on the merits of his Massachusetts health reform program, despite the incredibly inconvenient fact that Democrats cribbed from it when they wrote their national overhaul. And...
  • Romney's Trouble With Truth Extends Beyond Illegal Lawn Care Employees

    10/24/2011 2:35:29 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 83 replies
    Big Government ^ | October 23, 2011 | AWR Hawkins
    Mitt Romney is always quick to lambast other Republicans for being career politicians, as if this is his first rodeo and he is a political newcomer. However, the truth is he’s been in politics for over seventeen years, many of which have been spent appealing to liberals and moderates and fighting to keep from being identified with Ronald Reagan. Yet the more one goes back and listens to the things Romney’s been saying during his nearly two decades of public service, the more one has to wonder why he thought someone would link him to Reagan in the first place....
  • 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>
  • Mitt Romney’s risky immigration play

    10/04/2011 1:59:53 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies
    Politico ^ | October 4, 2011 | MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Mitt Romney has finally found a groove on the right. But he could find himself stuck there if he wins the GOP nomination. With Romney’s recent move to wield the immigration issue as a club against Rick Perry — painting him as “soft” on a topic that resonates with the Republican primary electorate — the former Massachusetts governor is taking advantage of a rare opportunity to outflank Perry on the right among conservatives. After the Texas governor wounded himself with his remarks in the last debate, Romney seized on the issue of illegal immigration, trying to paint Perry as an...
  • Romney:"It wasn't clear what I stood for"

    10/01/2011 11:02:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Politico ^ | October 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman
    Mike Huckabee had a fairly serious interview with Mitt Romney on Fox News tonight (no "Cat Scratch Fever" this time?) in which the current candidate shrugged off the Chris Christie wooing that is in part born of a rejection of Romney by donors and some establishment figures. Per POLITICO's Emily Schultheis, who helpfully tuned in, Huckabee asked a question about how Romney contends with the repeated new candidates whose names get mentioned. Romney was all praise for Huckabee and his strengths: Romney: "I think we want to win. I think the people in our party want to make sure we...
  • 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...
  • Romney Has Shovel-ready Rhetoric for Schools

    09/24/2011 5:29:10 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    The New American ^ | 9/23/2011 | Jack Kenny
    It's amazing that most of the presidential candidates manage to find time to run for president when they're so busy running for national superintendent of schools. Republican candidates typically tell us in one breath they want to get the federal government out of education and in the next that they have some really swell ideas for educational reform they'd like to implement (impose?) once they're in charge of the federal government. Take Mitt Romney, if you can. (I know, he can be pretty hard to take at times.) At Thursday night's (more of less) debate in Orlando, Mitt was his...
  • Humans may not be main climate change source: Romney

    08/24/2011 7:07:09 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 8/24/11 | Jason McLure - Reuters
    LEBANON, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, in danger of losing his 2012 Republican primary front-runner status, on Wednesday tweaked his position on global climate change, saying he does not know if humans are the primary cause. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, also said he would not place restrictions on carbon emissions if elected and did not favor spending heavily on climate solutions. He was asked about global warming at a town hall meeting in Lebanon, New Hampshire, and said he believed the world is getting hotter and humans contribute in some way to the change. "Do I...
  • Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab(Flip-flop alert)

    07/20/2011 4:20:52 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 53 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | Wednesday, July 20, 2011 | Dave Wedge
    Luxury jets, hotels on Mitt Romney’s $5 million campaign tab (flip-flop alert) "... Mitt Romney shelled out more than $5 million in campaign cash over the past three months, including blowing $80,000 on hotel rooms in Las Vegas, $50,000 on a security squad and $125,000 on private jets — despite a pledge to scale back on luxury travel, new campaign filings show. The Beverly-based flights were aboard a 2005 Cessna Citation CJ3, an eight-seat luxury corporate jet with leather interior and a staggering $5.8 million price tag. "News of the flights comes after an April speech in Iowa, during which...
  • Romney Strikes a Blow Against Romney

    07/07/2011 7:29:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 7, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Any candidate for president can fall victim to occasional stumbles, lapses, gaffes and clunkers. But Mitt Romney has a shot at raising ineptitude to an art form. The other day, he had to answer a question about how the economy has fared under the current administration. Before he was done, though, Romney managed to give the impression that if he dove off a dock, he'd miss the water. He also undermined his chief assets in the campaign: a supposed mastery of economic issues and a reputation for competence. Over and over, the former Massachusetts governor has accused President Barack Obama...
  • Tea Party Leader: Romney’s Healthcare Past Won’t Fly

    11/11/2010 10:13:26 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies · 1+ views
    ABC News' The Note ^ | November 11, 2010 | Arlette Saenz
    Mitt Romney could face strong resistance in a potential White House bid from Tea Partiers troubled by the healthcare plan he implemented as governor of Massachusetts. In an interview on CBN’s The Brody File Show, Amy Kremer, director of grassroots and coalitions for the Tea Party Express, one of the most public Tea Party groups in the country, was asked if Romney’s hand in the enactment of the Massachusetts healthcare plan would fly with the Tea Party movement. “I'm being honest here. You can't get away from that,” Kremer told host David Brody. “These people don't have short memories. They're...
  • Mitt Romney @ Values Voter Summit 2010 (Why Am I Here Department)

    09/20/2010 9:23:09 PM PDT · by TeachableMoment · 20 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2010/11/17 | The Mitt Hisself
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RLb-NY4p1q0
  • Romney( Ma, Ut, NH, Mi, Ca ) speaks at N.H. G.O.P. event

    09/12/2010 3:47:14 AM PDT · by Leisler · 25 replies
    Laconia Citizen ( NH ) ^ | September 12, 2010 | AARON SANBORN
    "He said it doesn't matter who wins Tuesday, the party needs to get behind those candidates because that's the only way they'll win in November.
  • What's wrong with Laura Ingraham ?..She said Romney is not a "Progressive"!

    08/10/2010 9:25:32 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Tuesday August 10, 2010
    Laura Ingraham was on the Glenn Beck radio show in the last hour this morning...While talking about potential candidates for 2012, She was asked if Romney was a "progressive" she said NO he isn't one of them at all...I've heard that she loves Romney like a Ken doll and is a Romneybot, but this is amazing! She also said that she would take Newt as President in a heartbeat! What gives?
  • Beyond Palin: Assessing the Rest of the GOP Presidential Field (2 Faced Romney strikes again)

    07/15/2010 8:40:14 AM PDT · by C19fan · 235 replies
    Time ^ | July 15, 2010 | Mark Halperin
    Sarah Palin's recent web video making a pitch to conservative women may have again shifted the political spotlight to the former governor of Alaska, but more than a half dozen other GOP hopefuls are toying seriously with a presidential run this summer. ......................................................... Still, few express much regard for Palin's ultimate chances. One adviser to Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, and, by traditional standards, the putative 2012 frontrunner, says of Palin, "She's not a serious human being." Another Romney intimate warns, "If she's standing up there in a debate and the answers are more than 15 seconds long, she's...
  • Palin and Mondale

    07/08/2010 3:37:04 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 80 replies
    American Conservative ^ | 2010-07-08 | Daniel Larison
    To understand why Democrats ever picked Mondale, you have to understand where the party — and where the country — was in 1982 and 1983, when the nation’s verdict on Reagan and his policies was far less positive. In those days, with unemployment surging over 10 percent and the president’s popularity slipping to sub-Carter levels, Democrats mistakenly assumed that the ‘80 election had been a mirage. The electorate, they figured, had acted in haste and was rapidly returning to its senses. The results of the 1982 midterms, when Republicans (who had begun the cycle with claims that they’d win...
  • Palin, Romney Play Chess in Primaries

    06/08/2010 1:09:17 PM PDT · by pissant · 52 replies · 135+ views
    Newsweek ^ | 6/8/10 | Alan Mascarenhas
    The 2012 presidential election may be 29 months away, but the potential players are stalking each other like chess grandmasters. Tonight's round of gubernatorial and Senate primaries could provide early indicators of who is most shrewdly mobilizing their pieces into position. Three states with big races on Tuesday represent potential game-changers in 2012. Iowa and South Carolina occupy key early positions in the presidential-primary calendar, while California boasts a mother lode of winner-take-all delegates. For presumed hopefuls like Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, and Mike Huckabee, the calculation is simple. Endorse a statewide candidate who wins (both tonight and in November's...
  • Mitt Romney spins health care ‘both ways’ [Doin' what Mitt does best]

    04/10/2010 6:45:36 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 31 replies · 531+ views
    NYT via MSNBC ^ | 4/10/2010 | Kevin Sack
    BEDFORD, N.H. - When it comes to health care, Mitt Romney is hoping to have it both ways, even as he accuses the White House of doing the same. In the weeks since President Obama and the Democratic Congress enacted their health care overhaul, Mr. Romney, the once and presumably future candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has confronted an issue that is alternately viewed as a strength and a vulnerability. As he promotes himself as a problem-solving pragmatist, Mr. Romney can justifiably point to the landmark universal coverage law in Massachusetts that he, as governor, proposed in 2006. But...
  • Romney defends Mass. health care law (Romney defends bankrupting Massachusetts)

    03/30/2010 4:43:39 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 32 replies · 870+ views
    boston globe ^ | 3/28/2010 | Sasha Issenberg
    Mitt Romney offered an enthusiastic defense last night of the comprehensive health care law he helped create four years ago in Massachusetts, even as he pointed to crucial distinctions between it and a similar national program enacted last week by Democrats. “Overall, ours is a model that works,’’ Romney said in response to a question after a speech at Iowa State University. “We solved our problem at the state level. Like it or not, it was a state solution. Why is it that President Obama is stepping in and saying ‘one size fits all’ ’’? Obama’s signing of a federal...
  • Mitt Romney Says He Was Never Pro-Choice on Abortion as Mass Governor [ROMNEY IS A LIAR]

    03/12/2010 11:23:26 AM PST · by Colofornian · 153 replies · 2,439+ views
    LifeNews.com ^ | March 10, 2010 | Steven Ertelt
    Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- Mitt Romney is likely one of several Republican candidates who will vie for the GOP nomination and the right to take on pro-abortion President Barack Obama. For his 2008 attempt at representing Republicans, Romney caused consternation by talking about his position change on abortion and he is doing it again. Appearing on the "Imus in the Morning" radio program with Don Imus this morning, Imus asked Romney to revisit his position change. "Well, you know, I never really called myself pro-choice, but I did say when I was running for governor that I would keep the...
  • Mitt Romney: Pro-Choice? Who, Me? (Mitt now claims he was NEVER Pro-Choice)

    03/10/2010 10:09:50 AM PST · by TitansAFC · 154 replies · 3,325+ views
    The American Spectator ^ | 3-10-10 | James Antel, III
    It's early, but Mitt Romney still seems intent on repeating his mistaken 2008 handling of the abortion issue. Here he was today on "Imus in the Morning":
  • Mitt Romney Interviewed by Chris Wallace (A disaster?)

    03/07/2010 7:58:15 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 155 replies · 378+ views
    RightPundit ^ | Sunday March 7, 2010 | Arriba
    I watched the Mitt Romney interview on Fox News Watch with Chris Wallace this morning. I actually watched twice, I was stunned. What a debacle! Apparently, this was his opening gambit in his 2012 Presidential campaign, since he has written a book. Wallace, by far the most skilled of the talking head interviewers, pressed Romney on his two primary claims: that Obama has spent his first year apologizing for being an American, and that his health care plan is awful. Romney was unable to delineate any major differences between the plan he developed in Massachusetts and Obama’s, except that the...
  • Romney Ties Decision on Presidential Bid to Outcome of November Elections

    03/07/2010 2:05:28 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 49 replies · 159+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2010-03-07
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney suggested Sunday that his decision on whether to run again for president may hinge on the outcome of the November midterm elections. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney suggested Sunday that his decision on whether to run again for president may hinge on the outcome of the November midterm elections. Romney, who was beat out for the GOP presidential nomination by Sen. John McCain in 2008, told "Fox News Sunday" that he's not making any calls quite yet. He said that he will wait at least until the end of the year, after the voters have...
  • Romney: Beware the “temptations of populism” (Willard protecting his "boys")

    03/02/2010 1:41:53 PM PST · by C19fan · 35 replies · 795+ views
    Hot Air ^ | March 2, 2010 | Allahpundit
    In a vacuum there’s nothing newsy about this, but 2012 isn’t a vacuum. We’ve talked before about the developing narrative: Palin vs. anti-Palin, “true conservatives” vs. centrists, blue-collar vs. white-collar, and … populists vs. “elitists.” With Beck having brought down the house at CPAC and the GOP in the grip of tea party fee-vah, why oh why would a potential nominee spritz cold water on populism? Branding, dear boy, branding: As Mitt Romney sets out this week to promote his new book, “No Apology,’’ he is also auditioning for a rapidly disappearing role in American politics: a politician who is...