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  • Poll: Romney the frontrunner in 2016?

    06/19/2014 3:36:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 423 replies
    CNN's Political Ticker ^ | June 19, 2014 | Paul Steinhauser, political editor
    He's said over and over that he won't run for the White House a third time, but a new poll indicates that if Mitt Romney changed his mind and made another bid for president, he'd be the frontrunner among Republicans in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire. According to the Suffolk University/Boston Herald survey, which was released Thursday, 24% of Granite State Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say that Romney would be their first choice for their party's presidential nomination. Among the potential 2016 GOP contenders, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was a distant second, at...
  • Reporter who said Romney’s happy with ‘black people drowning’ named producer of ‘Crossfire’

    07/29/2013 10:47:49 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | Jeff Poor
    In an announcement on his Twitter account, CNN political director Mark Preston announced former Yahoo News Washington bureau chief David Chalian would be named the supervising producer for the reincarnation of CNN’s “Crossfire.”
  • Ryan is a good man, but does not redeem the abortionist/homosexualist statist Romney

    08/11/2012 4:42:48 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 5,194 replies
    Aug 11, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Except for his unfortunate go along to get along support of TARP, bailouts, stimulus spending and the increased credit limit, etc, Ryan is a pretty good choice. Probably the best choice of the RINOS that were on Romney's short list. I support Ryan for the vice presidency. Wish he were at the top of the ticket, though. But I still cannot and will not support the grand father of ObamaCare. Romney still loves and brags about his bastard brainchild, RomneyCare, even today when he knows what an anti-liberty socialist POS it is. And the fact that he advocated that abortion...
  • Romney's Strategy Isn't Working (It's the Conservatism, Stupid!)

    08/10/2012 2:39:59 PM PDT · by mojito · 150 replies
    Commentary ^ | 8/10/2012 | John Podhoretz
    ....The polls suggesting he’s seven or nine points behind are surely wrong, but given that there is only one national poll that shows him ahead, we have to presume Romney is behind. He should presume he’s behind. And given that there’s no good reason whatever for Obama to be leading, one can only presume that Romney’s strategy in July and now in August is not working. Which is why the “we only talk about the economy” line, while superficially clever, was and is so foolish—stupid, even. Of course Romney wants to focus on that one issue. It’s the one that...
  • Scarborough: If Romney Wants To Win, He Needs To Pick Christie (Video) [CINOMANIA!!!]

    08/10/2012 2:16:33 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 22 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | 08/10/12 | Ian Scwartz
    "The Romneys may not think he's the type of person they would invite to their country club, but they need him now. If they want to win, they need that guy." (VIDEO at link)
  • Romney Pivots, Embraces Romneycare Again

    08/10/2012 12:33:54 PM PDT · by so_real · 101 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 9, 2012 | GREGORY J. KRIEG
    "At the top of my list of programs we don't need is one that costs $100 billion a year I'm going to get rid of and that's Obamacare," he said to cheers at a rally. But then, a telling pivot: "By the way, that doesn't mean that health care is perfect. We've got to do reforms in health care and I have some experience doing that, as you know. And I know how to make a better setting than the one we have in health care."
  • Fox News poll: Obama's lead grows as Romney's support slips

    08/09/2012 3:54:49 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 206 replies
    FOX News ^ | August 9, 2012 | By Dana Blanton
    Mitt Romney has had a tough couple of weeks on the campaign trail -- and it shows in the latest Fox News poll. After a barrage of campaign ads, negative news coverage of his overseas trip and ongoing talk about his tax returns, Romney’s favorable rating and standing in the trial ballot have declined. As a result, President Obama has opened his biggest lead since Romney became the presumptive Republican nominee. The president would take 49 percent of the vote compared to Romney's 40 percent in a head-to-head matchup if the election were held today, the poll found. Last month,...
  • Huckabee, McCain, Condi to headline GOP convention

    08/06/2012 8:37:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/06/2012 | Rick Moran
    It appears that the GOP convention will feature a lot of Republican governors as speakers. This is in keeping with Romney's campaign which is selling the candidate as a competent, experienced leader willing to deal with the other side to solve our problems. But I will guarantee you it won't sell with a lot of the conservative base. Tampa Bay Times: _________________________ Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice are among seven headline speakers announced today for the Republican National Convention in Tampa. The first look at featured speakers also includes South Carolina...
  • RomneyCare 2.0

    08/06/2012 5:44:53 AM PDT · by C19fan · 12 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 6, 2012 | Staff
    ObamaCare's illusions are starting to fall like autumn leaves, even among some liberals, and what they're discovering are things that have happened over and over again in Massachusetts. Beacon Hill "reformed" health care four years before Capitol Hill, and ever since it has reliably predicted the national trend—on surging costs, price controls, physician shortages and so much else. So Boston's latest adventure deserves particular scrutiny, since odds are its methods are coming soon to a hospital near you. After more than a year and a half of debate, last week the legislature passed a far-reaching "cost containment" bill that Democratic...
  • RNC Convention Speakers Feature Rice, Martinez, Haley in Star-Studded Lineup

    08/06/2012 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Sounds like fun already ... the Tampa Bay Times released the names of some of the speakers slated for the RNC convention in Tampa later this month, and it looks to be a promising lineup. The Times reported that, as of now, it's unclear where these speakers are slotted, and the rest of the lineup--including the keynote speaker--remains unknown. Names so far include conservative powerhouses New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is also speaking. Here's a portion of the Times report: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary...
  • As a staunch Conservative, Romney is MY MAN!

    08/05/2012 8:52:00 PM PDT · by carlo3b · 289 replies
    cookingwithchefcarlo.com ^ | Aug. 5, 2012 | Carlo3b, Dad, Dad, Author
    As a staunch Conservative, Romney is MY MAN! I am aware that many conservatives, Tea Party, and strict constitutionalists, have deep apprehension about Romney.. That is mostly based on what he actually did as the Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007.. Past facts, are almost always the very best indicator of the true intent of a future development.. I couldn't agree more.. FACTS: Mitt Romney, is a fine husband and father, and was and is also a successful and an astute businessman, for a much longer period of time, than a one term Governor.. FACTS: Mitt Romney, has a...
  • Free Republic Has Become a Cult of ZOT!

    08/05/2012 8:49:07 PM PDT · by America always · 148 replies
    FR seems to have taken on many of the cult like attributes the cabal of anti-Mormon critics here ceaselessly and falsely subscribe to Mormons. I’ll follow the tactics of these folks in describing why FR is a cult. To start I’ll come up with my own definition of ‘cult’ and then follow up with a series of points selectively chosen to suit my own agenda. I’ll follow this model so as at to not confuse the usual suspects since the pattern of circular logic will be so familiar to them. A ‘cult’ is defined as an organization that: - Bears...
  • [ Virgil ] Goode: Ruling will not affect his campaign

    08/03/2012 8:26:55 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 55 replies
    martinsvillebulletin.com ^ | Aug 1 2012 | By BULLETIN, AP REPORTS
    By BULLETIN, AP REPORTS - Former congressman Virgil Goode said Tuesday that a judge’s determination that a Virginia election law is unconstitutional will not affect his candidacy for president. U.S. District Judge John Gibney on Monday struck down a law that allowed only state residents to circulate petitions to get presidential candidates on the general election ballot. Ruling in favor of the Libertarian Party of Virginia, Gibney said the restriction severely burdened the party’s freedom of speech and is not narrowly tailored to promote a compelling state interest. Goode, who lives in Rocky Mount and formerly represented the 5th District...
  • An Eagle Scouts Returns Medals (Romney reaffirms opposition to Boy Scout Ban on Homosexuals)

    08/04/2012 10:00:57 PM PDT · by Kazan · 155 replies
    Associated Press via Wooster Daily Record ^ | August 3, 2012 | DAVID CRARY
    NEW YORK (AP) -- For the physician in Illinois, the attorney in Kentucky, the arts editor in Oregon, their Eagle Scout medals were treasured reminders of youthful achievement. Yet each is parting with his medal out of dismay over the Boy Scouts' recently reaffirmed policy of excluding gays. ### In contrast to Obama, Republican candidate Mitt Romney does have a public position on the Scouts' policy -- he politely disagrees with it. Back in 1994, during a political debate in Massachusetts, Romney said this: "I support the right of the Boy Scouts of America to decide what it wants to...
  • Romney on Chick-fil-A: That’s not something that’s part of my campaign; Obama ducks too

    08/04/2012 5:19:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 3, 2012 | AllahPundit
    Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid's tax-evasion smear last night was that it's an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama's record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide's "kiss my ass" comments to the press in Poland. He's just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he's up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction...
  • Romney on Chick-fil-A: That’s not something that’s part of my campaign

    08/03/2012 3:33:17 PM PDT · by Third Person · 224 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 3rd, 2012 | Allahpundit
    Via the Examiner, I understand why he punted here. His retort to Reid’s tax-evasion smear last night was that it’s an obvious, grotesque attempt to hand the media a new distraction from Obama’s record. He just got back from a foreign policy trip/photo op that was also submerged in distractions, most notably his Olympics comments in London and his aide’s “kiss my ass” comments to the press in Poland. He’s just begun pushing a more positive message keyed to his biography to convince undecideds that he’s up to the job. The last thing he wants right now is another distraction...
  • A Mitt Romney loss wouldn’t necessarily be a disaster

    08/03/2012 1:26:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 393 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | August 3, 2012 | Matt K. Lewis
    Don’t buy the doom and gloom pronouncements from conservatives telling you, “this is the most important election in history.” A loss for Mitt Romney would not necessarily spell long lasting disaster for Republicans, nor would it be the death-knell to conservatism. In fact, it’s possible a 2012 loss could lay the groundwork for a stronger Republican party and conservative movement. Elections are almost always seen as urgent and morally imperative. But sometimes major victories can only come in the aftermath of what appear to be devastating defeats. John Kerry‘s loss in 2004 laid the groundwork for a Democratic takeover in...
  • Mark Levin slams House Republicans for voting to eliminate Senate confirmation

    07/31/2012 8:25:49 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 36 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 7/31/2012 | Mark Levin
    Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution. First here’s the background: WASHINGTON POST – The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential...
  • Romney Lacks "Skills To Be Able To Be Commander In Chief" (DWS)

    07/30/2012 5:12:10 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 93 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-29-2012
    "I think he's demonstrated pretty repeatedly since he's been out of the country that he lacks the experience, he lacks the preparation and the diplomatic skills to be able to be the commander in chief; to be able to be the president of the United States," DNC chairwoman Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz said on "Face the Nation" today. .....
  • McDonnell appears on VP shortlist

    07/27/2012 9:57:10 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 168 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 26, 2012 | Ralph Z. Hallow
    Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has emerged as one of three Republican officeholders who political handicappers say have the most potential to unify the party and boost the fortunes of GOP standard-bearer Mitt Romney as a running mate in November. While Mr. Romney has revealed little about his vice-presidential search, Mr. McDonnell, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio are widely seen as reliable economic and social conservatives at a time when the party faces the possibility of factional divisions heading into next month’s convention in Tampa, Fla. The Virginia governor, experienced analysts note, is a staunchly pro-life Catholic...
  • Why I’m Voting for Mitt Romney and Why You Should Too

    07/27/2012 3:37:16 PM PDT · by Signalman · 363 replies
    godfatherpolitics.com ^ | 7/27/2012 | Gary DeMar
    The first reason is easy: Barack Obama. It is shocking to think that a Marxist could ever be president of the United States. But it happened. People always ask, “How could those people have sat back while ________________ came to power. That could never happen here.” Well, it did happen here. As a nation, we sat back and let Barack Obama win in 2008, and look at what we got. Granted, John McCain was not much of an alternative. Some people might argue that the reason I don’t like Barack Obama is because he’s black. There’s no truth it. There...
  • The Wages of Willful Blindness: Is It Time for Defenders of Liberty to Abandon the GOP?

    07/24/2012 10:47:43 AM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 69 replies
    Family Security Matters ^ | July 24, 2012 | ANDREW C. MCCARTHY
    The embrace of the Muslim Brotherhood by President Obama, aided and abetted by the Republican establishment, is not new. It is the culmination of a gradual surrender whose silhouette was already evident nearly twenty years ago. I wrote about it in Willful Blindness, a memoir about the start of our nation's confrontation with Islamic supremacism as a domestic threat - back in the early Nineties, when I led the prosecution of the Blind Sheikh's New York jihadist cell, which carried out the 1993 World Trade Center bombing. Is our wayward course one that can be corrected? The ongoing controversy over...
  • Mitt Romney is Too Far to the Right . . .

    07/24/2012 5:51:16 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 87 replies
    Red State ^ | 7/24/2012 | Erick Erickson
    The casual consumer of news hears it all the time and not just from Democratic pundits. Reporters, pundits, and concern trolls in the media fret that Romney has had to move too far right. He’s just too conservative. These same people never stop to examine Barack Obama. Between the two, Barack Obama has repeatedly surrounded himself with people who actually don’t much care for the United States. Writing that may anger people, but it is actual, factual, fact. Instead of considering if Mitt Romney is too far to the right, perhaps we should consider if Barack Obama is too far...
  • Romney Defends Obama at Ohio Town Hall

    07/18/2012 2:24:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 62 replies
    ksfo560.com ^ | July 18, 2012
    (BOWLING GREEN, Ohio) -- Back in May, Mitt Romney was criticized for not immediately rebuking a woman at a town hall who said President Obama “should be tried for treason” with democrats saying he stood “silently” during attacks on the president. But Wednesday, during a town hall in the battleground state of Ohio, Romney didn’t miss a beat when one woman referred to Obama as a job-killing “monster.” The woman, who did not identify herself to the crowd more than saying she is an “angry mom,” was telling Romney about her son’s struggling business and said, “He’s had to lay...
  • Romney: I Will Pick A Conservative Running Mate

    07/18/2012 5:28:41 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 108 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 7-18-2012 | RCP transcript
    During a Bowling Green, Ohio, town hall on Wednesday, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney assured a tea party supporter that his pick for VP will be "a conservative," and responded quickly to an "angry mom" who called the president a "monster" that he wouldn't use that term.
  • "You can't fight evil with evil"

    07/17/2012 3:30:32 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 301 replies
    July 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    As Alan Keyes wrote the other day, you cannot fight evil with evil. If you haven't read it, do yourself a favor: A Choice Between Satan and Beelzebub (FR thread) Brief excerpt: I grieve deeply as I contemplate the fact that millions of Americans are letting themselves be caught in this diabolical snare. As I tried to point out in 2008, the lesser of evils is still evil. No matter how such an election turns out, people content to choose between Satan and Beelzebub have made clear their willingness to let things go to hell. Moreover, the nature of their...
  • John McCain says Sarah Palin was a ‘better candidate’ than Mitt Romney for VP (Slap!)

    07/17/2012 1:53:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 40 replies
    The National Post ^ | July 17, 2012 | Staff
    Republican Senator John McCain says he chose Sarah Palin over Mitt Romney as his running mate in 2008 because she was a “better candidate,” not because of Romney’s much-discussed tax records. The McCain presidential campaign received 20 years of Romney’s tax records, much more than what the 2012 Republican presidential nominee has revealed to date. Democrats have suggested the McCain campaign passed over Romney because they found something politically damaging. “Of course not,” McCain told Politico when asked if the tax records hurt Romney...
  • A man who can justify mass murder of innocent human life should be president?

    07/17/2012 11:55:45 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 333 replies
    July 17, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    I'm sorry folks, but a man who can justify and rationalize in his own mind the wholesale slaughter of innocent human life can justify any kind of evil whatsoever. And he has. He's justified homosexual marriage, homosexuals in the Boy Scouts, homosexuals in the military. That homosexual couples should be able to adopt children. He's justified that guns are dangerous and should be banned. That free citizens should be forced by the government to purchase insurance contracts against their will or face stiff penalties or taxes. That mandated forced socialized healthcare is a good thing. That abortion should be safe...
  • How did vaunted Romney death star break down

    07/17/2012 11:10:04 AM PDT · by RitaOK · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 17 July, 2012 | Byron York
    No matter who they supported, many Republicans felt uneasy as they watched the intra-party war unfold. Many — voters and insiders alike — remarked that when the general election campaign came around, Romney had better attack Barack Obama with the same ferocity he attacked Gingrich. (And, at other times in the primary season, Rick Perry and Rick Santorum.) Otherwise, it would look like Romney took more relish in attacking fellow Republicans than in taking on Obama. Romney had won the Republican nomination in significant part by operating a death star — a machine that could rain down holy hell on...
  • Why the Conservatives' move to the Left will lose them the next election (sound familiar)?

    07/17/2012 3:23:57 AM PDT · by markomalley · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | July 17th, 2012 | Thomas Pascoe
    The Conservative Party is currently polling numbers which will leave it well short of a majority at the next election. A YouGov poll published this weekend puts it at only 34 per cent of the vote. The party will probably react by casting its nets further still into the centre ground attempting to entice Labour and Lib Dem voters. This is a mistake. The nets will come up empty. There is, however, a rich haul available were the party to look to its Right, where UKIP are currently polling between 7 and 13 per cent. Instead, the party needs to...
  • A Choice Between Satan and Beelzebub

    07/16/2012 9:11:34 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 223 replies
    WND ^ | 7/12/12 | Alan Keyes argues against 'fighting evil with evil' by voting for Romney
    Recently I heard a friend of mine echo the sentiment former Atlanta Braves pitcher John Rocker expressed in an interview with WND: “I would vote for the devil himself over Barack Obama.” People say this to make clear how deeply they abhor Obama and all his works. Sadly, for them and for America, their passionate hatred of Obama puts them exactly where the devil wants them to be. The Father of Lies chuckles with satisfaction. He gloats triumphantly at the fact that their hatred of his appearance in one form has maneuvered them into supporting his triumph in another. I...
  • Any Vote That Isn't For Romney Is Effectively A Vote For Obama (pic)

    07/16/2012 4:23:03 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 251 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | The Looking Spoon
    I know Romney's not a hit with Freepers. Truth be told he was FAR from my first pick as well. BUT... Created for OMG! for America. Join the grassroots there, or just join the fun at the Facebook page here
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off with loose cannon diva

    07/16/2012 1:40:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 207 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 16, 2012 | Daniel Bates
    She is the Tea Party diva who lit up the 2008 Presidential campaign. But four years later Mitt Romney is facing one of the most vexing questions of his campaign: what to do with Sarah Palin? In an increasingly uncomfortable stand-off, he has not invited her to next month’s Republican national convention whilst she has failed to give him her full backing. Palin has also not appeared with the Romney on the campaign trail and prefers to use her Facebook page to bash Barack Obama. The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a...
  • Sarah Palin still waiting for her Republican National Convention invite

    07/16/2012 9:42:38 AM PDT · by OldNavyVet · 86 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 16 July 2012 | Kristen A. Lee
    'I’M SURE I’M NOT THE ONLY ONE ACCEPTING CONSEQUENCES FOR CALLING OUT BOTH SIDES OF THE AISLE FOR SPENDING TOO MUCH MONEY, PUTTING US ON THE ROAD TO BANKRUPTCY, AND ENGAGING IN CRONY CAPITALISM,' THE CONSERVATIVE FIREBRAND SAYS
  • Analysis: The summer Mitt Romney didn't want

    07/16/2012 3:04:03 AM PDT · by Truth29 · 81 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 15, 2012 | Rick Klein
    "Somehow, the summer of national economic discontent morphed into the summer of when Mitt Romney left Bain Capital and how many years' worth of tax returns he's released to the public. Along the way, Romney has lost control of his campaign message, and lost perhaps his best opportunity to define himself to undecided voters."
  • Romney’s Palin Problem: Where’s Her Convention Invite? (Advisor: she will be prohibited to speak)

    07/15/2012 6:34:16 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 156 replies
    Newsweek ^ | Sunday July 15, 2012 | Peter Boyle
    [T]he Romney campaign has not asked Palin to speak at the convention nor contacted her about even attending the party’s marquee event in Tampa. Queries to the Romney camp about any possible Palin role at the convention meet with a stony silence. Palin does not seem surprised. “What can I say?” she responded in an email from Alaska, when asked by Newsweek about the convention, just before heading to Michigan to deliver an Obama-thumping speech. “I’m sure I’m not the only one accepting consequences for calling out both sides of the aisle for spending too much money, putting us on...
  • Affordable Care Act SCOTUS Decision--Live Thread

    06/28/2012 4:56:21 AM PDT · by John W · 847 replies
    SCOTUSblog ^ | June 28, 2012 | SCOTUSblog
    Today is the day. SCOTUSblog live at 8:45 AM.
  • Romney adviser: Sarah Palin ‘poisoned the well’ (Updated)

    06/19/2012 4:27:49 PM PDT · by ak267 · 82 replies
    The Sarah Palin Journal ^ | 6-19-2012 | Josh Painter
    An article by Michael O'Brien on MSNBC's First Read this morning quotes an "informal" advisor to Mitt Romney's campaign as saying that the presidential candidate is not likely to choose a woman as his running mate because Sarah Palin "poisoned the well" for women, with the possible exception of New Hampshire freshman Sen. Kelly Ayotte.
  • Romney won't say he'll overturn immigration order

    06/17/2012 7:52:00 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 247 replies
    AP ^ | Sunday June 17, 2012
    BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney is refusing to say that he would overturn President Barack Obama's new policy allowing some young illegal immigrants to stay in the United States. The Republican presidential candidate tells CBS” ”Face the Nation” that if he’s president, Obama’s executive order “would be overtaken by events … by virtue of my putting in place a long-term solution.” Romney was asked three times in the interview if he would overturn Obama’s order, but he didn’t directly answer the question. Instead, he said would work to pass a law to help those young people who were “brought...
  • Rasmussen: Romney 269, Obama 243 (Electoral Votes)

    06/14/2012 11:29:37 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 99 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 06/14/2012 | JEFFREY H. ANDERSON
    We’re a long way from November 6 (145 days for those who are keeping score at home), but Rasmussen’s latest polling of likely voters in states across the land shows Mitt Romney currently leading President Barack Obama in the quest for electoral votes. In fact, if the 9 key swing states were each to go according to Rasmussen’s latest polling, and if the 41 other states (plus Washington, D.C.) were each to go as they would be expected to go in a tight race, Obama would have 243 electoral votes and Romney 269 — enough for a tie (and an...
  • Five Reasons Why Romney is the Favorite

    06/16/2012 4:23:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 54 replies
    Commentary ^ | 06/15/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Why is Barack Obama’s road to re-election so steep and uncertain at this stage? There are five important reasons. 1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he can’t offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years… If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yet...
  • Mitt Romney’s prep school classmates recall pranks, but also troubling incidents

    05/10/2012 7:28:48 AM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 102 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 05-10-12 | Jason Horowitz
    Mitt Romney returned from a three-week spring break in 1965 to resume his studies as a high school senior at the prestigious Cranbrook School. Back on the handsome campus, studded with Tudor brick buildings and manicured fields, he spotted something he thought did not belong at a school where the boys wore ties and carried briefcases. John Lauber, a soft-spoken new student one year behind Romney, was perpetually teased for his nonconformity and presumed homosexuality. Now he was walking around the all-boys school with bleached-blond hair that draped over one eye, and Romney wasn’t having it. “He can’t look like...
  • Has the GOP-E co opted Ann Coulter?

    05/08/2012 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 30 replies
    Trent Lott famously said "We don't need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples," Lott said in an interview. "As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them." - and I know what I think. I want to know what you think. Has she(Coulter) surrendered to the progressives within the republican establishment?
  • Mitt Romney files lawsuit against Free Republic. Claims Jim Robinson has "abused" him for years.

    11/18/2011 12:58:25 PM PST · by ken5050 · 95 replies · 1+ views
    one man's opinion....
    GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney today filed suit in Madison, Wisconsin small claims court against Free Republic founder Jim Robinson, claiming that Robinson has engaged in a pattern and practice of vehement abuse against (Romney) for years.
  • Romney Wins GOP Primary Marked by Low Turnout (The RINO Effect)

    04/24/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Middletown Patch ^ | 4/24/12 | Cassandra Day
    Middletown poll workers outnumbered voters in Tuesday's Republican Primary in which the presumptive GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney sailed to victory. -snip Normally, there’s a rush between 6 and 8 a.m., Dypa said, as a poll worker yelled to the eight others in the gymnasium, not one a voter, “seven hours!” This year, three Republicans showed up at Spencer during the first two hours.
  • Vanity: And Remember How The Left Bashed Romney For Only Getting 25% Of The Vote? Not Tonight!

    04/24/2012 7:07:05 PM PDT · by Reality_News · 37 replies
    Especially MSNBC and the liberal baffoons on FOX. How many times did we hear, But Romney can never take in more than 25% of the vote? What an assinine thing to boast on live TV! There were 8 or 9 of them running at one time, did anyone expect any candidate to get 50% from the start? We had about 5 or 6 great candidates from the start. But most of us had a gut feeling it was going to be Romney in the end. Now those clowns on MSNBC can be more identified with the 7 dwarfs.
  • Romney Wins Delaware (CNN)

    04/24/2012 5:41:05 PM PDT · by VinL · 130 replies
    CNN ^ | 2-24-12 | Cnn staff
    CNN projects Romney wins DE-- See link
  • NBC Projects Romney Win in DE [ Romney 56% to Gingrich 27% With 30% Precincts]

    04/24/2012 5:42:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 61 replies
    Romney Wins DE
  • Romney Wins in Rhode Island and Connecticut Primaries

    04/24/2012 5:30:35 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 64 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 24, 2012
    Romney Wins in Rhode Island and Connecticut Primaries By Michael O'Brien Updated 8:21 p.m. ET - Mitt Romney won the Connecticut and Rhode Island primaries on Tuesday, putting him on the path toward the general election, and allowing him to tend to unfinished business in the Republican primary. Facing no meaningful opposition in Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, or Rhode Island, the former Massachusetts governor was expected to win the vast majority, if not all, of the 222 delegates up for grabs in his bid to formalize the GOP nomination. While President Barack Obama went after the college vote Tuesday,...
  • Low Voter Turnout Reported Around Easton (The Romney Effect...)

    04/24/2012 5:29:23 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 22 replies
    Easton Patch ^ | 4/24/12 | Tom Coombe
    It was a quiet Election Day in Easton, with few people turning out to vote in Pennsylvania's primary. "Worst one I've ever seen," said poll worker Mae Whitman, at the seventh district in the city's West Ward. "We had to struggle to get eight or nine this morning."