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  • Live Thread: GOP Primary election results (WI, MD, DC)

    04/03/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT · by newzjunkey · 317 replies
    April 3, 2012
    Fox News & CNN are projecting Romney wins MD in their banners. Santorum wasn't on the DC ballot. Wisconsin polls close at 8pm CDT/9pm EDT.
  • Romney Wins over Donors by Warning of Huckabee-Palin Ticket at Convention

    04/03/2012 11:08:29 AM PDT · by DesScorp · 12 replies
    NRO Corner Blog ^ | 4-3-2012 | Katarina Trinko
    The Romney campaign, renowned for its oppo-heavy strategy, didn’t even have an oppo book on Rick Santorum a few days before the Iowa caucuses, so surprised were they by his surge. Jon Huntsman nearly decided in November to leave the GOP and run as an independent. And before one of the debates, Rick Perry sang “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” in a restroom. These details are from Mike Allen and Evan Thomas’ new e-book, Inside the Circus, as are these additional factoids below. Mitt Romney raised millions in March by warning would-be donors a brokered convention could mean a...
  • Mitt Romney’s ‘veepstakes’ begin

    03/31/2012 5:52:33 AM PDT · by no dems · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30,2012 | Philip Rucker
    APPLETON, Wis. — Mitt Romney’s advisers and top supporters have begun informally discussing potential vice presidential candidates and although they are careful to note that the campaign is far from putting together a short list, key supporters and strategists said Friday that they are beginning to see the outlines of the kind of person Romney will choose — and the kind he will avoid. The conventional thinking has been that after a long and divisive primary campaign, the challenge of uniting the GOP would force Romney to pick a running mate with strong appeal to tea party activists and evangelicals....
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    03/30/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    TeaPartyNation.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    The Washington Times is usually pretty good, but they really blew this one. They claim that Romney is now getting Tea Party support. The writer for the Times either didn’t know better or engaged in some creative writing. Among other things, he claims that Freedomworks has dropped its opposition to Romney, something that Freedomworks denies. The Times in its blatant desire to see Romney as the nominee claims that Freedomworks launched the Tea Party movement. Ignoring the fact that is not true, I don’t think even Freedomworks makes that claim. They did help organize a big DC rally in 2009,...
  • CNN Poll: Obama leads Romney and Santorum in November showdowns

    03/30/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | March 28th, 2012 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a double-digit lead over GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new poll. And a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday also indicates that the president's approval rating has inched over the 50% mark in CNN surveys for the first time since last May, when the polls were still registering the after effects of the death of Osama bin Laden. The number of Americans who say the economy's in good shape has jumped 13 points since January, though the survey shows a majority still think...
  • Romney’s MA Jobs’ Initiative Directly Contributed to the 2008 Financial Crisis

    03/28/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Friday, March 23rd at 2:48PM EDT | BuckeyeTexan
    . . . . . Romney’s Jobs’ Initiative Worsened the Housing Crisis in Massachusetts So when President Bush’s administration was attempting to regulate GSEs to avert a financial crisis, Governor Romney’s affordable housing policies in Massachusetts were significantly contributing to the bad assets on the books of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston the number of subprime mortgage originations in Massachusetts spiked between 2003 and 2006 during Romney’s tenure as Governor of Massachusetts. Given that there were prominent conservative whistle-blowers warning about the potential dangers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...
  • Romney Tells Leno He’d Rather Santorum as VP Than President

    03/28/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT · by zeebee · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/12 | Emily Friedman
    ...Romney said, “If they are 45 years old and they show up and say I want insurance because I have heart disease, it’s like, hey guys. We can’t play the game like that. You’ve got to get insurance when you are well and then if you get ill, you are going to be covered.”
  • "He Was The Governor Of A Bright Blue State! What Do You Expect ?!"

    03/26/2012 8:22:29 PM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 23 replies · 38+ views
    My Utter Disdain For Mitt Trotsky | 3/26/12 | Alan Levy
    Every time I decide to waste my valuable time on God's green and cooling Earth talking to a Mittiot (A rabid follower of former Taxachusetts governor Mitt Trotsky), the following intellectually dishonest and lazy argument always comes up, especially when discussing Romneycare(less). "He was the governor of a bright blue state! What do you expect ?!" To me, the above statement is just as annoying as hearing a Paultard whine "Ron Paul is the only...." or "Only Dr. Paul....". It's like Wolverine's claws on Glenn Beck's chalkboard. Use of a statement like that shows that person using it is utterly...
  • Another Goldman swindler exposed & How might Solomon advise to the GOP on Romney?

    03/24/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 3/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The Big story this weekend is that “a congressional committee is investigating how $1.6 billion in customer funds went missing from bankrupt brokerage MF Global said Friday that it’s found evidence that then-CEO Jon Corzine directed a senior executive to use $200 million of clients’ money.” It’s such a shame to see the former Governor getting probed like this. I thought Dems were not subject to financial and accounting laws because they created the laws for us. All Corzine needs to do is go before the judge and jury, then tell them they are stupid and he knows better. He...
  • Impact of Romney campaign gaffe

    03/22/2012 4:07:29 PM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 41 replies · 1+ views
    Fox News ^ | March 21, 2012 | Bret Baier
    ERIC FEHRNSTROM, ROMNEY COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR: I think he hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes, it's almost like an Etch A Sketch you can kind of shake it up and restart all over again. GINGRICH, R - PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE: Some people talk about making pledges that are in stone. But the idea that a Romney pledge is on Etch A Sketch, this should remind everyone in the conservative movement why they are very worried about a Romney presidency and about a Romney candidacy. And it really makes you doubt and wonder about his sincerity. RICK SANTORUM: When...
  • Jeb Bush endorses Mitt Romney as supposed rivalry with Sarah Palin intensifies

    03/21/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Examiner ^ | Michael Essany
    On Wednesday, former Florida Governor and Republican Party heavyweight Jeb Bush endorsed Mitt Romney for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination. But some believe the Bush endorsement may actually have more to do with Sarah Palin (and her tacit endorsements of Newt Gingrich) than Mitt Romney. "I am endorsing Mitt Romney for our Party¹s nomination," Bush announced Wednesday. "We face huge challenges, and we need a leader who understands the economy, recognizes more government regulation is not the answer, believes in entrepreneurial capitalism and works to ensure that all Americans have the opportunity to succeed." To state categorically that some in...
  • VIDEO: Gingrich campaigns with Etch-A-Sketch (Rick follows)

    03/21/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 3-21-12 | Piering
    Newt Gingrich is joining team Obama by mocking Mitt Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom's "Etch-A-Sketch" comments today. Asked about how Romney would handle his pivot from primary to general election, Fehrnstrom said, “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes." Fehrnstrom said on CNN, "It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again." After highlighting Mitt Romney's inconsistancy on the issues, Gingrich handed the Etch-A-Sketch to a child in the audience and said, "Here you go, you can now be a presidential candidate." Obama's SuperPAC has...
  • 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.
  • Pressure mounts on Romney for Illinois victory(Reuters weighs in;)

    03/18/2012 12:28:40 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 9 replies
    yahoo ^ | 3/18/12 | Steve Holland Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Pressure is mounting on Republican Mitt Romney to win next Tuesday's presidential primary in Illinois, a state considered friendly territory as he seeks to fend off a growing challenge from conservative rival Rick Santorum. Romney and Santorum have added campaign events in Illinois over the next few days to try to get a leg up in the state, where a Chicago Tribune poll last week gave Romney a narrow lead of 35 percent to Santorum's 31 percent. The former Massachusetts governor is pouring money into Illinois and sending an ally, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, to campaign...
  • (Vanity) Conservatives,What Ticket Will Seal The Deal For Romney? Romney/McDonnell or Romney/Ryan ?

    03/17/2012 10:11:49 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 47 replies
    Assuming Romney is the projected nominee, he will need a VP that will please the GOP,Tea Party & Conservative Base. Most of us want Marco Rubio, but he still hasn't shown any serious interest. That leaves McDonnell&Ryan next in line. Either one will give Romney a boost against Obama. Virgina&North Carolina being crucial would be the reason to choose McDonnell. Wisconsin & the rust belt would be the factor with Paul Ryan. It's a tough decision. There are a few others, but if there was a poll, Ryan would probably be the choice if Rubio bowed out.
  • The 10 Myths or Misconceptions about Mitt Romney and the Romney campaign

    03/17/2012 1:58:03 PM PDT · by techno · 4 replies
    March 17, 2012 | techno
    Over the course of the GOP primary season it is quite easy to get so absorbed or distracted by the day to day happenings and events on the campaign trail that one loses sight of the current political reality and loses one's perspective on what is really happening on the ground. And in respect to how many voters view Mitt Romney and his campaign, correctly or mistakenly that is no exception. Well here are 10 most glaring myths or misconceptions that have surrounded Mitt Romney and the Romney campaign, many of them admittedly spun by Romney's own propaganda machine or...
  • Romney got folksy in Deep South, but still lost (GOP-e FAIL)

    03/17/2012 1:02:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/17/12 | AP
    Alabama's Republican governor has some advice for Mitt Romney the next time the former Massachusetts governor campaigns in the Deep South: Cut out the y'alls and references to "cheesy grits'' and be himself.
  • Memo: Shield Steve Schmidt from John McCain blame (plans to destroy Palin to save Schmidt)

    03/15/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/15/12
    Ten days before the 2008 presidential election, as blame was beginning to be laid out for John McCain’s “likely defeat,” a top communications adviser to the campaign wrote a detailed strategy memo focused on how to preserve the reputation of another key adviser, Steve Schmidt, POLITICO has learned. *** The protective maneuver sheds more light on the final days of the 2008 campaign, a period of low morale marked by tensions between the Palin and McCain camps and the expectation of defeat. *** “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming his defense (Rove, McKinnon,...
  • Mitt, It's Time To Quit!

    03/15/2012 10:02:50 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 17 replies
    Yosemitest | Mar 15, 20123 | Yosemitest
    "Mitt, It's Time To Quit!" Mitt. It’s time you quit! Your credibility isn’t worth spit. RINOs, the “Establishment”, and Democrats all agree, But in the General Election, to Obama they’ll flee. Against Obama, liberals and moderates know you’ll lose. But conservatives, Romney they’ll never choose. Mitt, our loyalty you can’t buy. Back to Massachusetts, you’d better fly. Just like Gerald Ford, Bob Dole, and John McCain, Nominee Willard Mitt Romney will result in the same. As a Governor, your record isn’t that great. Out of 50 states, your popularity was number 48. Your experience, the “Establishment” types tout. Defending...
  • Gingrich Denies Splitting GOP Votes

    03/13/2012 9:03:29 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 141 replies · 1+ views
    Obama's SuperPac ABC News ^ | March 13th, 2012 | Newt Video
    Newt Gingrich says, "Between us, Santorum and I are stopping Romney."
  • In New York, a Pep Talk to Big Donors (Romney tries to reassure donors: 'Don't worry, I'll win')

    03/15/2012 6:43:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 1+ views
    New York Times ^ | 03/15/2012 | ASHLEY PARKER and NICHOLAS CONFESSORE
    A day after losing Mississippi and Alabama to Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney took his campaign to a state where he had no public schedule, no time carved out to mingle with voters, and no rallies or town halls. While Mr. Santorum and Newt Gingrich hunted for votes in Puerto Rico and Illinois, Mr. Romney traveled to New York City to raise money and reassure top Republican donors — a constituency that favors his candidacy, and one perhaps most rattled by his inability to win the confidence of the party’s conservative base. Mr. Romney has raised more than $63 million, twice...
  • (Vanity) GOP-e Blames Romney’s Troubles on Newt’s Ego

    03/15/2012 3:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    March 15, 2012 | Vanity
    The GOP-e is starting to blame the GOP Primary and Newt Gingrich for what they see as a weakened Romney going into the General Election. BLAME Romney! BLAME the GOP Establishment! Newt Gingrich is the only conservative still running in the GOP primary! By employing a drumbeat of damaging headlines, using misleading delegate counts and by calling for him to leave, the GOP-e and their friends in the MSM have hurt Newt but they have not succeeded in knocking him out or silencing the base.
  • What's Mitt Romney's biggest problem?

    03/14/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    cnn ^ | Jack Cafferty
    Another Tuesday, another failure by Mitt Romney to line up the party faithful behind him. Not only did Romney lose yesterday's contests in Alabama and Mississippi, but he finished third in both, putting him behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich. Even though Romney remains well ahead in the delegate count and even though he'll still likely win the nomination, he just can't put those nagging doubts among conservatives to rest. CNN political contributor Paul Begala writes for The Daily Beast that Romney has gone from inevitable to unelectable: "Somebody strap him to the roof of one of his Cadillacs and...
  • Rejecting Romney (Why Evangelicals can't pull the lever for him)

    03/14/2012 6:37:47 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    National Review ^ | 03/14/2012 | Katrina Trinko
    In state after state, evangelicals have sent Mitt Romney a clear message: We’re just not that into you. Some evangelicals do pull the lever for Romney. But consistently there is a wide gap between Romney’s support among evangelicals and his support among other groups. On average, there is a 19-point difference between Romney’s support among non-evangelicals and his support among evangelicals in Republican primaries, according to ABC News’s survey of primary states with exit- or entrance-polling data available. That’s a sizeable gap — and one that has complicated Romney’s path to the nomination. Evangelical leaders are dismissive of the notion...
  • MATHEMATICALLY MR. ROMNEY CANNOT CLAIM THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OUTRIGHT (Vanity)

    03/14/2012 3:58:38 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 14 replies
    Mar. 14th 2012 | God-fear-republican
    MATHEMATICALLY MR. ROMNEY CANNOT CLAIM THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OUTRIGHT (Vanity) After March 13, after Alabama and Miss., Romney gets total of 391 bound delegates and he needs 1,144 for nomination. So he still needs 1,144 – 391 = 753 bound delegates. About 100 bound delegates of Florida and Arizona that Romney “won” will be challenged and will be re-allocated proportionally by CD or will be unbound, so his number will be reduced even further. In the remaining elections, I consider the following states which traditionally more conservative and growing weary of Romney’s electability, the bound delegates probably will be allocated...
  • Drudge Hypes His Online Poll (Predicts Romney Wins in AL and MS)

    03/13/2012 2:42:46 PM PDT · by Windy City Conservative · 138 replies
    5 PM ET: NETWORK EXITS SHOW ALABAMA TIGHT; ROMNEY TAKES MISSISSIPPI... DEVELOPING DRUDGE POLLS HAVE CORRECTLY PREDICTED EVERY RACE
  • Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics

    03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Mitt Romney’s transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, ya’ll-uttering good ol’ boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics — skeptical Southern party officials and pundits. “If you’re going to pander, at least pander well, and this isn’t pandering well,” said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about. “People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks...
  • In Mass., Romney raised taxes, fees

    03/12/2012 12:20:26 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 2 replies
    UnionLeader.com ^ | Jan 6, 2012 at 3:00 am | DEROY MURDOCK
    Hot on the heels of his eight-vote Iowa-caucus landslide, Willard Mitt Romney is crisscrossing New Hampshire before Tuesday's key primary. Romney is masquerading as a limited-government, free-market executive from next-door Massachusetts. From the Golden Gate to the Granite State, voters should greet Romney's impersonation with a quarry full of skepticism. In fact, Romney increased taxes by $309 million, mainly on corporations. These tax hikes, described by Romney apologists as loophole closures, totaled $128 million in 2003, $95.5 in 2004, and $85 million in 2005. That final year, Romney proposed $170 million in higher business taxes, the Boston Globe reports. However,...
  • SHOCK POLL: ROMNEY 48% OBAMA 43% [Drudge Headline]

    03/10/2012 11:17:08 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 164 replies
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | March 10, 2012 | Rasmussen Reports
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Saturday shows that 25% of the nation's voters Strongly Approve of the way that Barack Obama is performing his role as president. Forty-four percent (44%) Strongly Disapprove, giving Obama a Presidential Approval Index rating of -19 (see trends). Looking at Tuesday's upcoming primaries, the GOP race in Alabama is essentially a three-way tie, while Mitt Romney leads by eight in Mississippi. Nationally, Romney now leads Rick Santorum by 12 points. Regardless of who they want to win, 80% of Republican Primary Voters nationwide believe Romney will be the party's nominee. With the...
  • Back Stab: Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff

    03/10/2012 9:40:07 PM PST · by Steelfish · 52 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | March 10, 2012 | JOHN PODHORETZ
    Back Stab Sarah Palin As Portrayed By Her Disloyal Staff. MAR 19, 2012, VOL. 17, NO. 26 • BY JOHN PODHORETZ Nicolle Wallace was the onetime consultant to CBS News and media aide to George W. Bush who was assigned to work with Sarah Palin after the Alaska governor was chosen as John McCain’s running mate. It was Wallace who assured the McCain campaign that her dear friend Katie Couric, a committed liberal with a history of interviewing Republicans and conservatives in a quietly nasty way, was the right journalist to conduct a major early interview with the extremely conservative...
  • Mitt’s Rich Predicament

    03/10/2012 3:53:45 PM PST · by delacoert · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 10, 2012 | FRANK BRUNI
    MITT ROMNEY may be as close to a walking, talking dollar sign as presidential politics has ever witnessed. If money were made flesh, it would apparently have fair skin, flawless hair and an off-key tropism toward patriotic anthems. I say that only partly because of all of those awkward asides of his, the ones that keep reminding voters, who need no further reminding, that he’s loaded. And I’m not really focused on just how loaded he is. With a personal net worth in the vicinity of $225 million, Romney is no Warren Buffett, no Bill Gates. There have been more...
  • The Nudging of Mitt Romney

    03/08/2012 11:27:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There was a column by Daniel Henninger in the Wall Street Journal (it's some months ago now) and I'll never forget this piece. Henninger writes really brilliant stuff pretty consistently. And in that column some months ago, he made the observation that Mitt Romney, a good guy, was always going to have to be nudged to conservatism; was always gonna have to be nudged to the right as he navigates his way through the Republican primaries. I think Henninger has been borne out; his piece is accurate. Romney has become a better debater. But the real evidence...
  • Scott Brown’s Mitt Romney problem

    03/08/2012 9:23:24 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 8, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman
    When Republican Scott Brown stunned the political world in 2010 by winning the U.S. Senate seat held for 46 years by Edward M. Kennedy, it was former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney who introduced Brown at the joyous victory party in Boston. A few weeks later, still basking in the rock-star glow of that unexpected win, Brown returned the favor. He introduced Romney at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference as “one of the Republican Party’s bright lights” and “my very, very dear friend.” But now, as the two men anticipate tough general-election battles in the fall, their paths are beginning...
  • Mitt’s Nomination Manipulation

    03/07/2012 10:16:58 PM PST · by iowamark · 7 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | March 5th, 2012 | Craig Robinson
    Only twelve states have held primaries or caucuses, and shockingly, many of them have either been scandal ridden, had their dates manipulated in violation of proposed nomination calendar, or broke the delegate distribution rules set by the Republican National Committee. State GOP chairs in Iowa and Nevada have resigned in disgrace, and others have come under heavy scrutiny following the completion of their caucus or primary. The Iowa Caucuses became the butt of too many jokes when Iowa GOP Chairman refused to declare Rick Santorum the winner of the caucuses following the state GOP’s certification process, which clearly showed Santorum...
  • Mitt Romney: It’s not like the president can “precisely set the price at the pump”

    03/07/2012 3:31:20 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 30 replies
    http://hotair.com/greenroom ^ | March 07 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Mitt Romney said he’s “not going to say outrageous things about the president.” Trouble with that statement is that “outrageous” is a pretty subjective adjective. Outrageous to whom? Apparently, Romney meant to say he’s not going to say anything about the president that would outrage the left — because he doesn’t seem to be afraid to say something about the president that would outrage the right. In fact, he did just that earlier today, when he essentially said the president shouldn’t be held responsible for the high price of gas. “I think people recognize that the president can’t precisely...
  • Romney campaign says losing nomination would take 'act of God'

    03/07/2012 11:36:30 AM PST · by Red Steel · 64 replies
    msnbc ^ | March 7, 2012 | Garrett Haake and Jamie Novogrod
    BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign gathered the national press corps in their campaign war room this morning to deliver a simple message: It would take an "act of God" for any candidate not named Mitt Romney to win the Republican nomination. The Boston-based campaign projected confidence in Romney's ability to win the nomination given the emerging delegate math in the campaign following last night's Super Tuesday contests. "We will get to 1,144 whether it's on someone else’s timeline, or on our timeline," said one top Romney aide. "We will get to 1,144 and be the Republican nominee." The background briefing...
  • FOX News- Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot

    03/06/2012 10:35:51 PM PST · by Christie at the beach · 90 replies
    FOX News says Romney & GOP kept Gingrich off of Virginia ballot
  • FOX NEWS CALL MARQUEE CONTEST OF SUPER TUESDAY: ROMNEY WINS OH by 1%

    03/06/2012 9:40:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    March 06, 2012
    Romney wins OH. Gingrich scrapes 15% of vote.
  • Game Over, Mittens ( Lost Tape from ABC News About Romney's 2002 Election Campaign for Gov)

    03/03/2012 2:28:54 PM PST · by Red Steel · 60 replies
    Youtube ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Mitt Romney
    [Excerpts from the news video] ... Mitt Romney- "I'm a big believer in getting money where the money is, and the money is in Washington. ... I've learned from my Olympic experience, if you have people who really understand how Washington works and have personal associations there, you can get money to help build economic development opportunities. ... We actually received over 410 million dollars from the Federal Government for the Olympic games. That is a huge increase over anything that I have ever done before. We did that by going after every agency in government. ... I believe that...
  • Romney campaign turns to shallow pockets(Mittens asking for $3 bucks)

    03/01/2012 8:05:34 PM PST · by Red Steel · 25 replies · 50+ views
    latimes ^ | March 2, 2012 | Matea Gold and Melanie Mason
    ...Washington— After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy. "Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email appeal from the Romney campaign to supporters. A dramatic new Web video asks for $20 contributions to fight the "Obama Attack Machine." The GOP presidential candidate made a similar solicitation after clinching the Michigan primary Tuesday, with a rare personal plea for people to visit his website and "pledge your support — in every way possible." The pitch reflects a...
  • Michigan GOP Changes Delegate Rules, Gives Primary Edge to Romney

    03/01/2012 5:27:18 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 50 replies · 32+ views
    ABC News ^ | March 1, 2012 | Staff
    The Michigan Republican Party voted to break a delegate tie Wednesday night, awarding 16 delegates to Mitt Romney and 14 to Rick Santorum. The decision, which broke a 15-15 tie that would have resulted under the pre-primary interpretation of the rules, caused disbelief at Rick Santorum’s campaign. A spokesman rejected the decision. Even Romney supporters in the Michigan GOP said the decision was unfair to Santorum. “I have this crazy idea that you follow the rules,” said former Attorney General Mike Cox said after a 4-2 vote by a Michigan GOP credentialing committee, according to the AP. “I’d love to...
  • Should I Just Declare the Republican Primary Over and Anoint Mitt Romney?

    02/29/2012 2:58:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies · 1+ views
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh.com
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I'm minding my own business yesterday -- (interruption) put a stop to what? What do you mean am I gonna put a stop to the primary? I really don't understand. What do you mean? Oh, no, no, no. It's not time to put a stop to it, anoint anybody and say that we're done. Newt's not getting out. He's gonna stay in through Super Tuesday. That's where he's got all of his money banked. This thing could go on as far as May. Santorum's not going anywhere. Santorum doesn't have a lot of money even now. Romney...
  • Mitt Romney Wins Arizona and Michigan. Republican Primary Race is Far From Over

    02/29/2012 5:17:59 AM PST · by tcg · 20 replies · 2+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | 2/29/12 | Keith A Fournier
    ....When CNN returned to the Santorum speech, the candidate was gracious in defeat, humble and inspiring. He had a large crowd gathered along with his wife and members of his family. They were all clearly enthused and not overtly disappointed or discouraged. After thanking all who made his surprising showing possible, he returned to overriding theme of his campaign, Freedom. Next Tuesday is called "Super Tuesday" for a lot of reasons. Rick Santorum may just add one more reason by again surprising the political establishment. The political "left" knows that Rick Santorum is a formidable candidate from a working class...
  • Romney wins Michigan and Arizona primaries

    02/28/2012 7:48:25 PM PST · by Red Steel · 247 replies · 2+ views
    UPI ^ | February 28, 2012
    DETROIT, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney was a double winner Tuesday, capturing the Michigan and Arizona Republican presidential primaries, results showed. The Detroit Free Press declared Romney the victor over his GOP rivals in Michigan. With about 74 percent of the precincts counted, Romney had 317,258 votes (41 percent) to Rick Santorum's 286,530 (37 percent), results posted by the Free Press showed. Ron Paul was third with 88,521 votes (12 percent) and Newt Gingrich followed with 50,726 votes (7 percent). Another 2 percent voted "uncommitted" and a handful of votes went to several other Republicans who are no longer...
  • Romney Bombs On His Home Field

    02/24/2012 12:44:20 PM PST · by CaroleL · 10 replies
    TalkingSides.com ^ | 02/24/12 | CaroleL
    Here's a great way to visualize former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's inability to inspire Republican primary voters: Imagine the candidate delivering a major speech at a pro football stadium. Now picture that instead of 65,000 cheering supporters, his actual audience is about 1,200 people seated quietly on the field directly in front of him. Unfortunately for Mr. Romney, no one needs to imagine that scenario. It's what actually happened today at Detroit's Ford Field. Instead of the major economic address promised by his campaign; the small audience was subjected to the same old policy ideas, quips and nervous laughter we've...
  • Live Thread (CNN Presidential Debate from Mesa, AZ, Feb 22, 8 PM EST)

    02/22/2012 3:30:02 PM PST · by parksstp · 1,567 replies · 5+ views
    CNN.com ^ | 02-22-2012 | parksstp
    LIVE DEBATE THREAD (Is it too early to start?)
  • 'Game Change' -- Anatomy of a Smear of Sarah Palin (Mittbots and Hollywood in collusion)

    02/22/2012 1:58:49 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Yahoo! News Contributor Network ^ | February 22, 2012 | Mark Whittington
    Thanks to some remarkable reporting from Big Hollywood, it has become increasingly clear the upcoming HBO movie "Game Change" is less a political melodrama than an all-out attempt to destroy the person and reputation of Sarah Palin. The movie is based on a poorly researched book by John Heilemann and Mark Halperin, and it was criticized at the time of its publication by Howard Kurtz, then a media reporter for the Washington Post, and the New York Times for its overreliance on unsourced "deep background" interviews that were difficult to verify. Two of those sources have been revealed, according to...
  • Romney calls for 20 percent income tax cuts

    02/22/2012 10:00:13 AM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 22, 2012
    MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is calling for 20 percent across-the-board cuts in personal income tax rates as part of a program to help the economy grow. Under the proposal, the top personal income tax rate would fall to 28 percent, according to a summary provided by Romney's campaign.
  • Busted on Video: Romney Camp Takes Down Hundreds of Santorum Signs; Cops Watch

    02/22/2012 7:41:57 AM PST · by writer33 · 67 replies
    Big Government ^ | 02/22/2012 | Rebel Pundit
    In Michigan, Santorum supporters planted hundreds of campaign signs in Shelby Township prior to Mitt Romney’s appearance today. Some of these signs were planted alongside sidewalks and roadways across from and surrounding the Romney campaign stop. Approximately two hours before the scheduled event, Romney campaign staffers, including Dennis Lennox of Topinabee, MI, began planting Romney signs in front of the location. Around the same time, several other people, who refused to identify themselves, began uprooting hundreds of Santorum signs along the roadway leading to the event. Signs placed at a commercial intersection were also removed. When asked to explain his...
  • Romney Has More 'Maxed Out' Givers

    02/21/2012 5:53:32 PM PST · by writer33 · 21 replies · 4+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 02/21/12 | Peter Nicholas and Brody Mullins
    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is drawing a disproportionately high amount of campaign funds from people who have given him the legal maximum, weakening his ability to raise money from such proven donors as the GOP nomination fight drags on. Far more than his three rivals, Mr. Romney has tapped these large donors to build his campaign fund. To date, about two-thirds of his money has come from donors who have given him $2,500, the legal limit for a primary campaign, according to the Campaign Finance Institute, a nonpartisan research organization. By contrast, about 18% of Rick Santorum's money has...