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  • Bob Schieffer: Romney May Run if Jeb Bush Doesn't

    04/28/2014 1:31:19 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 101 replies
    NewsMax ^ | 04-28-2014 | Drew MacKenzie
    Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may take another run at the White House, "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer said. "I have a source that told me that if Jeb Bush decides not to run, that Mitt Romney may actually try it again," Schieffer said during a panel discussion on the CBS Sunday morning news show.
  • McCain/Romney Adviser Mike Murphy: Cruz Would Be 'Disaster' In General Election

    08/17/2013 8:59:51 AM PDT · by Qbert · 124 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Aug 2013 | TONY LEE
    Republican establishment strategist Mike Murphy, who is close to Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Mitt Romney and favors candidates like them, slammed Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), saying he would be a disaster in a general election like George McGovern was for Democrats in 1972. Murphy told National Review that though Cruz may win the nomination if he chooses to run because he appeals so strongly to conservatives, but he would not win a general election. In Murphy's eyes, conservatives that support Cruz are not "regular Republicans" like McCain and Romney, both of whom lost general elections. [Snip] During the 2012...
  • Romney warns Republicans against government shutdown

    08/06/2013 6:03:40 PM PDT · by yongin · 82 replies
    The Hill ^ | August 6, 2013 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney on Tuesday warned congressional Republicans against shutting down the government in an attempt to defund ObamaCare. “I badly want ObamaCare to go away, and stripping it of funds has appeal,” Romney said at a fundraiser in New Hampshire for the state’s Republican Party, according to prepared remarks. “But we need to exercise great care about any talk of shutting down government. What would come next when soldiers aren't paid, when seniors fear for their Medicare and Social Security, and when the FBI is off duty?” Speaking at the event in Wolfeboro, just miles from his summer vacation home,...
  • Romney says he might not have run in 2012 if Jeb Bush entered race

    07/29/2013 8:01:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 83 replies
    DailyCaller.com ^ | Jamie Weinstein
    Had someone like former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush entered the 2012 Republican primary, Mitt Romney says he might not have entered the presidential race. In an interview with Dan Balz for the Washington Post reporter’s soon-to-be released “Collision 2012: Obama vs. Romney and the Future of Elections in America,” Romney said that he would have seriously considered staying out of the presidential race if someone of Bush’s caliber declared his candidacy. “I knew how grueling the process was, and I felt that there may be others who could be more effective in actually winning and then getting America on course,”...
  • Balz book: Romney considered scrapping bid in spring of 2011

    07/02/2013 4:54:45 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 31 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 13, 2013 | Sean Sullivan
    Mitt Romney officially announced his candidacy for president in June 2011. But during the spring of that year, Romney considered scrapping his campaign altogether, as detailed in a soon-to-be-released book about the 2012 presidential campaign by The Washington Post’s Dan Balz. -SNIP- Romney confirmed after the election that he called his son one morning to tell him he thought he wasn’t going to run. “I recognized that by virtue of the realities of my circumstances, there were some drawbacks to my candidacy for a lot of Republican voters,” he told Balz in January. “One, because I had a health...
  • Romney’s Revenge

    06/18/2013 6:39:46 AM PDT · by National Review · 108 replies
    National Review ^ | June 18, 2013 | National Review
    Romney said his Bay State health reforms weren’t necessarily suited to other states. Few listened. By Avik Roy During the 2012 presidential campaign, Mitt Romney maintained that the health-reform law he signed in Massachusetts was not the same as Obamacare. “Our plan was a state solution to a state problem,” Governor Romney insisted. He was trying to fix Massachusetts’ uniquely broken insurance market, he said; Obamacare, by contrast, was a “a power grab . . . a one-size-fits-all plan.” Nobody took him seriously — not conservatives, and not liberals. But today, as the nation braces for health insurance “rate shock,”...
  • Report: 2004 turnout numbers would have elected Romney

    04/29/2013 10:21:08 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 198 replies
    The Daily Caller / The Associated Press ^ | April 29, 2013 | Neil Munro, White House Correspondent
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney would have won the presidency if the white and black turnout rates had stayed at their 2004 levels, according to a new analysis of 2012 election. “The battleground states of Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida and Colorado would have tipped in favor of Romney, handing him the presidency if the outcome of other states remained the same,” according to The Associated Press’s summary of research by William Frey, an expert at the Brookings Institution. Overall turnout declined from 62 percent in 2008 to 58 percent in 2012, Frey reported. The drop-off reduced the overall turnout by...
  • Michael Tomasky on the (Possible) Coming Obama Landslide

    08/04/2012 11:56:32 PM PDT · by Innovative · 309 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Aug 4, 2012 | Michael Tomasky
    Liberals don't want to jinx it. It terrifies the right. And the press would prefer a nail-biter. But the fact is that finding Romney's path to victory is getting harder every day. There's a secret lurking behind everything you're reading about the upcoming election, a secret that all political insiders know—or should—but few are talking about, most likely because it takes the drama out of the whole business. The secret is the electoral college, and the fact is that the more you look at it, the more you come to conclude that Mitt Romney has to draw an inside straight...
  • Romney jokes at the expense of Brian Williams

    07/26/2012 5:19:06 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/26/12 | Charlie Spiering
    In a rare, unscripted moment, Mitt Romney joked with Brian Williams after the famed NBC anchor asked the Republican presidential candidate would pick a “incredibly boring white guy” for Vice President, as reported by Politico. “You told me you were not available,” Romney said with a chuckle. “Touche, governor,” Williams responded.
  • And the Survey Says: Obama’s a Loser

    07/27/2012 3:36:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 27, 2012 | John Ransom
    A whole raft of economic survey information released recently shows a leaky economy is threatening to help sink Obama’s reelection chances this fall. On Thursday, pollster Rasmussen published results of their daily consumer confidence numbers showing the index at its lowest point at any time since the start of 2012.“The Rasmussen Consumer Index,” writes Rasmussen, “which measures consumer confidence on a daily basis, fell another point on Thursday to the lowest level of 2012. At 78.5, confidence is down three points from a week ago, down three points from a month ago and down 11 points from three months ago....
  • DeMint: Give Palin Major Speaking Role at Convention

    07/21/2012 3:57:00 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 235 replies
    NewsMax ^ | July 20, 2012 | By NewsMax Wires
    Powerful conservative Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., thinks former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin deserves a prime speaking position at the Republican convention. "I'd love to see Sarah Palin have a big slot — as far as speaking — because there's no one still in America that excites the base of conservatives and even libertarians as she does,” he told Fox News Thursday. “She can draw a crowd more than any other Republican, and I think has more influence in primaries than any other endorsement right now, so I think she'd be good."
  • New Poll Proves Mitt May Lose - Coulter Right the First Time?

    07/19/2012 1:37:16 PM PDT · by rightjb · 28 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 7-19-12 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    Completely ignoring her original CPAC speech claiming that the GOP would loose if Mitt Romney was their nominee, she and others proceeded to make the exact opposite case that ONLY Mitt Romney had a chance in hell of winning in November.  It seems hell is closed for expansion renovations.A new Economist/YouGov poll shows that twice as many Americans believe that Mitt Romney eliminated many jobs as opposed to creating many.  Wasn’t this supposed to be his big selling point?Remember, all the reasons the RINO’s, and betraying turncoats like Coulter, gave us to toss aside the most powerful conservative Speaker...
  • How do you solve a problem like Sarah? Romney misses out in stand-off

    07/18/2012 6:37:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 33 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | July 16th, 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. --snip-- The result is that the Republican presidential candidate is left without the endorsement of a woman who can energise his base in a way he can only dream of. The former Massachusetts governor - who is so...
  • No Sarah at Republican Convention?! That's Starting a Fight with the Base!!

    07/17/2012 4:45:48 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 51 replies
    IFB | 7/17/12
    Out of the midst of our nation has risen many - but one in particular - whose love for God and country has placed her on the center stage of the conservative movement. One who the masses of common folk greatly respect and admire. One who has become a “mother” in these United States of America in an hour of crisis. One who has the vision and passion that our founders once possessed. One who has spoken out against to political machines of the Left and Republican establishment; and finally, one who has a fear of Almighty God to govern...
  • Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’ (from the same 'blame Bush' crowd?)

    07/16/2012 3:00:53 AM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    ABC News ^ | 7/15/12
    Rahm Emanuel to Mitt Romney: ‘Stop Whining’Jul 15, 2012 12:41pm Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said this morning on “This Week” that presumptive GOP nominee for president Mitt Romney should “stop whining” about attacks on his Bain record and just defend himself. “What are you going to do when the Chinese leader says something to you or Putin says something to you?” said Emanuel. ”I give him his own advice. ’Stop whining.’ Defend — if you want to claim Bain Capital as your calling card to the White House, then defend what happened to Bain Capital.”
  • Virgil Goode: Why Romney cannot win Virginia with him on the ballot

    07/14/2012 6:41:56 PM PDT · by techno · 71 replies
    July 14, 2012 | techno
    This is a follow up on my post on Virgil Goode and the impact he will have on the presidential race in Virginia. Here are a breakdown of the electoral numbers from the 2004 and 2008 presidential elections and the PPP poll on Virginia released a few days ago: -----------------2004----------2008--------2012 ---------BUSH--KERRY-----MCCAIN--OBAMA--ROMNEY--OBAMA Overall----54---46---------46-----52-----42------50 WHITES-----68---32---------60-----39-----51------41 WHITE% OF ELECT--72%----------70% LIBERALS------17%-------------21% MODERATES-----45%-------------46% CONSERVATIVES-38%-------------33% So folks we see Bush 43 blowing Kerry out of the water among WHITE voters to the tune of 36% and McCain besting Obama by over 20 points albeit in a losing effort. But in a supposedly a much better political...
  • Palin: Romney campaign 'can't hold back' and 'has to take the gloves off' against Obama

    07/14/2012 11:15:10 AM PDT · by Innovative · 73 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 12, 2012 | Sarah Palin w Greta Van Susteren
    VAN SUSTEREN: What do you make of the food fight that's going on as - the recent - today, the deputy campaign manager of President Obama's campaign, Stephanie Cutter, accused Governor Romney of either being a liar or a felon. I don't know - I guess it's better to be a liar than a felon. Nonetheless, both are terrible. He's calling for an apology tonight. PALIN: I'm glad that he is forcefully calling for an apology. But Mitt Romney and his campaign people perhaps don't even know what's coming, what will be hitting him. This is just the tip of...
  • Severin: Either Romney pulls out the knife or he loses

    07/10/2012 3:06:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 59 replies
    WTTK-FM | 7/10/12
    Jay Severin -- one of Romney's biggest supporters and a professional campaign manager -- spoke about the state of the presidential campaign. After first acknowledging that Independents do not like negative ads, he stated that unless Romney starts fighting as hard against Obama as Obama is against him, Romney loses. It's that clear to so many people on the right. Why Romney is being Mr. Rogers is open to debate. Romney is of the 50s and 60s generation, when the idea of an Obama in public office would have been regarded as either a stupid joke or alternate universe science...
  • Dear Mr. Romney

    07/10/2012 8:21:45 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 25 replies
    Dear Mr. Romney: Since you apparently have advisors that are very clever people, perhaps a word from a troglodyte like me might be refreshing. In the last two weeks, you have tried to explain the difference between "off-shoring" and "outsourcing" with respect to the economy, and despite the great gift handed to you by our addled Chief Justice, John Roberts, you insisted on playing a semantical game between calling Obamacare a "constitutional tax" or an "unconstitutional penalty." Let me give you a clue: the overwhelming number of people who understand and/or appreciate the nuances in such parsing of the language...
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

    07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 175 replies
    NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR
    Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday. The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”
  • Romney to bolster communications team amid conservative tempest

    07/05/2012 8:07:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 50 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Thursday July 5, 2012 | Phillip Rucker
    WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney is planning to fortify his communications and messaging team by adding seasoned operatives, advisers close to the campaign said Thursday, after withering criticism from prominent conservative voices that his insular team has fumbled recent opportunities. Romney’s advisers insisted that he would keep his inner circle intact amid growing concerns about the Republican presidential candidate and his campaign. The tempest began with a weekend tweet from media tycoon Rupert Murdoch and burst Thursday onto the pages of his newspaper the Wall Street Journal, as its conservative editorial board opined that Romney’s advisers were “slowly squandering an...
  • GOP critics attack Romney's safe approach

    07/06/2012 3:54:53 AM PDT · by markomalley · 69 replies
    AP ^ | 7/6/2012 | STEVE PEOPLES
    A chorus of prominent conservative voices is worrying aloud that Republican candidate Mitt Romney's play-it-safe strategy is jeopardizing his chance to win the presidency. As President Barack Obama's campaign intensifies criticism of Romney's background, influential Republicans — right-leaning leaders in business and the media — charge that Romney's message on the economy and other issues is short on detail and muddled at best. In an editorial Thursday, The Wall Street Journal said the Romney campaign is "slowly squandering an historic opportunity." "The Romney campaign thinks it can play it safe and coast to the White House by saying the economy...
  • Romney under fire from conservatives

    07/03/2012 8:16:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 29 replies
    Financial Times ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012 | Stephanie Kirchgaessner
    Prominent conservatives are grumbling that the Romney campaign may not have what it takes to defeat Barack Obama, and are not being shy about it. [....] Jack Welch, the one-time chief of General Electric, chimed in. “Hope Mitt Romney is listening to Murdoch advice on campaign staff ... playing in league with Chicago pols ... No room for amateurs”. Some conservatives have been enraged by an apparent tactical decision by the Romney campaign this week to break ranks with senior Republicans on Capitol Hill over how to respond to the Supreme Court’s healthcare decision. While one Republican strategist told the...
  • Santorum: Romneycare 'hasn't worked in Mass'- 'voting for Romney over Obama a clear choice for me'

    06/30/2012 2:43:06 PM PDT · by Innovative · 200 replies
    Ny Daily News ^ | June 29, 2012 | Kristen A. Lee /
    Santorum, however, noted that Romney has vowed to repeal Obama's health care law. He said voting for Romney over Obama is a "clear choice for me."
  • 5 Reasons Why Mitt Romney Will Lose Wisconsin (Projecting Lefty Alert!)

    06/26/2012 5:17:42 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 21 replies
    In Business Magazine ^ | June 26, 2012 | Tom Breuer
    I don’t see it happening, though, and here’s why: 1. History: Until the trend is broken, Wisconsin is still a blue state when it comes to presidential politics. Our state has not gone to a Republican since 1984, when Ronald Reagan rolled to an easy victory over Walter Mondale, who consistently came off as a slightly less ebullient Droopy Dog. Despite winning the presidency twice, George W. Bush never took Wisconsin, and even Michael Dukakis eked out a win in ’88 while getting thumped nationally by George H.W. Bush. In fact, in the 1988 election, Wisconsin accounted for nearly 10%...
  • Rush Limbaugh: Romney Flubbed Arizona Response

    06/26/2012 3:32:54 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 43 replies
    Rush Limbaugh Show ^ | Tuesday June 26, 2012 | Rush
    RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, yesterday Mitt Romney blew it with the response to all the immigration rulings at the Supreme Court. And the Obama administration reaction to it. And the regime basically telling Arizona, "We don't care. We're gonna have spies tattling on you if you start stopping people," and so forth. Yesterday was a warning, I think. Yesterday was a red flag for the Romney team. Yesterday... And it's the first time in a long time. It's the first time I have thought this in a long time. The Romney team was not ready for primetime on this illegal...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket (Video)

    06/23/2012 7:58:06 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 162 replies
    Youtube/ Rush Limbaugh ^ | March 30 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    From March when Rush read a e-mail from a friend upset at Romney. Best email ever that describes our dilemma. A Conservative's Despair of a Romney Republican Ticket Another related clip from last October. Rush Limbaugh: We are Letting The Media And RINOS Pick Our Candidates And Finally: Rush Limbaugh: Romney Is NO Conservative
  • 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.
  • Daily Caller Whines That ‘Increasingly Irrelevant’ Palin Hasn’t Endorsed Romney

    06/19/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Something about that Old Guard and that establishment. There’s a schedule to keep and a list of rules to follow. Apparently, Sarah Palin shredded her copy and it’s starting to rub the media the wrong way. Despite saying dozens of times over the last year that she would eventually back the GOP nominee in her #1 mission to replace Barack Obama, apparently the media expects more. An article written by The Hill yesterday notices: “Palin Doesn’t Mention Romney In Address To Conservative Bloggers”. The Daily Caller reiterates: “Sarah Palin Hasn’t Formally Endorsed Romney Yet” while they also concede that she...
  • Allen West ‘Dejected’ By Mitt Romney’s Lack Of A Position On Immigration

    06/19/2012 1:05:51 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 57 replies
    Mediaite ^ | June 18th, 2012 | Noah Rothman
    On Monday, Rep. Allen West (R-FL) said that he was “dejected” after Mitt Romney’s avoided taking a strong stand on President Barack Obama’s directive enacting portions of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. “It goes back to what my mother taught me, ‘a man must stand for something, or else he’ll fall for anything,’” said West. Romney appeared on CBS’ Face the Nation on Sunday where he was asked repeatedly if he would repeal President Obama’s directive. Romney avoided taking a firm position on the matter during the interview, but indicated that he supports the underlying...
  • More Delegates Want to Join Repub Revolt

    06/17/2012 7:16:09 PM PDT · by GodAndCountryFirst · 125 replies
    Courthouse News Service ^ | Friday, June 15, 2012 | REBEKAH KEARN
    In a revolt against Romney, at least 40 more national convention delegates asked to join 123 previous plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Republican National Committee, and their attorney said hundreds more may soon follow suit. The first 123 delegates, all from the 9th Circuit, sued the RNC, its Chairman Rince Priebus, and every state party chairman in the 9th Circuit in Federal Court on Monday, demanding the right to vote for the candidate of their choice on every ballot at the Republican National Convention, including the first. The delegates claim the party violated federal law by forcing them to...
  • The Conservative Case For Single Payer Health Care (Its the Competitiveness, Stupid)

    06/16/2012 7:50:50 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 57 replies
    Harry's Place ^ | 06/16/2012 | Andrew McMurphy
    On the surface, the title of this article seems paradoxical. How can any conservative in the USA even contemplate the concept of the government creating a single-payer health insurance system covering all Americans and, in effect, ending private major medical health insurance? In this post I hope to make the conservative case for a single payer incontrovertible for those occupying the centre-right politically. Conservatives are supposed to be the defenders of business. Yet our current health care system works as an albatross around the neck of American business. Likewise, the piecemeal reforms of ObamaCare seem only to make some problems...
  • Delegates Heading to Tampa Sue the GOP

    06/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT · by Innovative · 59 replies
    The GUardian Express ^ | June 15, 2012 | Randy Rose
    The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California demands the delegates be freed to "vote their conscience" for presidential nominee at the party's August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being "bound" to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections and other delegate selection procedures. Courthouse News Service reports at least another 40 additional national convention delegates have asked to join the lawsuit which would bring the total to 160 Delegates. Yet striking down party rules that bind candidates to vote in accordance with the primary...
  • GOP delegates sue to be free from Romney

    06/15/2012 10:58:25 PM PDT · by CaptainKrunch · 74 replies
    World Net Daily ^ | June 16, 2012 | Drew Zahn
    Over 120 delegates to the Republican National Convention have joined a lawsuit against the GOP arguing they have been illegally coerced into choosing Mitt Romney for the party’s presidential nominee and demanding they be “unbound” to vote for another candidate instead.The federal lawsuit, filed this week in U.S. District Court in California by mostly supporters of Ron Paul, demands the delegates be freed to “vote their conscience” for presidential nominee at the party’s August national convention in Tampa, Fla., rather than being “bound” to vote for a certain candidate, as many state party bylaws require, based on the primary elections...
  • Wanted: A Positive President Who Can Say America Is Once Again Open For Business

    06/06/2012 6:15:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | June 6, 2012 | SEN RON JOHNSON
    As a businessperson, I understand how important people's attitudes are in running a successful organization. People who enjoy their work perform far better than those who view their job as drudgery. A salesman that fully believes in the product or service he is selling, will sell more, and at a higher price. These positive attitudes make a big difference to the individual "economy" of a business organization. Positive attitudes are crucial in successfully driving a nation's economy forward as well. Unfortunately, President Obama does not seem to understand that his hostile attitude toward business is undermining America's entrepreneurial spirit, and...
  • Romney could pick VP early, and cash in often

    06/02/2012 8:00:39 PM PDT · by GOPsterinMA · 35 replies
    www.reuters.com ^ | Jun 1, 2012 | Steve Holland
    ... The tradition is to announce the No. 2 around the time of the convention to inspire grassroots activists and seek maximum publicity for the final two-month push to the November 6 election. But in this case, the Romney team has discussed whether to announce the pick a few weeks earlier to generate buzz for his campaign during August and help raise campaign funds. ...
  • Poll: Obama-Romney race tied; Obama supporters more energized (CNN to 0bama's rescue! 52% approval)

    06/02/2012 3:30:03 AM PDT · by GR_Jr. · 72 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 6-1-12 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) - The race for the White House remains very close, according to a new national poll, partly because neither President Barack Obama nor Republican challenger Mitt Romney have a clear advantage on issue number one - the economy. A CNN/ORC International survey released Friday also indicates that Obama supporters are more energized right now than those backing Romney. According to the poll, 49% of registered voters say that if the November election were held today, they would vote for Obama, while 46% say they would cast a ballot for Romney, the unofficial GOP presidential nominee. The president's three...
  • Bruce Willis calls Mitt Romney an 'embarrassment,' report says

    05/27/2012 10:29:08 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 153 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 27 2012 | Fox News
    Bruce Willis calls Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney an "embarrassment" in a new interview with Esquire magazine and says he doesn't care which side wins in November. "Yeah, Romney. He's just such a disappointment, an embarrassment," Willis told the magazine. "Chin up, hair up. He's just one of those guys, one of those guys who says he's going to change everything and he'll get in there, and they'll smile at him and introduce themselves: 'We're Congress, we make sure nothing changes,'" Willis went on. "He won't do it. He can't. Everybody wants to be Barack Obama. And what did he...
  • Sarah Palin Concerned Romney and the GOP Elite Don’t Have the Guts to Fight

    05/22/2012 3:32:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 61 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | May 21, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Appearing on Monday’s Hannity, Sarah Palin minced no words by saying nothing was “off the table” when it comes to vetting Barack Obama. There was a group that wanted to revisit Obama’s past associations, including Reverend Jeremiah Wright, the radical Marxist preacher whose church Obama sat in for 20 years, and now claims was pressured to stay quiet about Obama. Mitt Romney, Speaker of the House John Boehner, and many other GOP establishment leaders have chastised those who would talk about Wright. Never mind the democrats are already raising money off this issue. As Sarah notes, nothing can be left...
  • Romney Is Wrong on Wright

    05/19/2012 12:29:28 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Saturday May 19, 2012 | Karin McQuillan
    According to the Times, the Romney team has decided not to assail Obama's "likability," for fear personal attacks will backfire with independents. Message to the Republican establishment:  do not muzzle those of us who want to focus on Obama's troubling history with angry Marxists, black and white, including Reverend Wright and Bill Ayers.   This is not about race.  It is about knowing who Obama is, understanding what he has already done to our country, and what he is capable of doing.  The issue of Rev erend Wright is not peripheral, it is central.  It gets to the heart of the...
  • Mark Levin rails against Romney camp for avoiding Rev. Wright issue

    05/19/2012 12:47:04 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 37 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 05/18/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Yesterday it was reported by Guy Benson at Townhall.com that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the Republican Party’s presumptive nominee, did something he was reluctant to do during his primary fight: He “repudiated” the efforts of a political action committee to attack one of his opponents. On his Thursday radio show, Levin suggested highlighting Rev. Wright was being “repudiated” because it would be interpreted as racist. “In the next six months, this campaign, or however long it goes — listen to me, but don’t listen to me,” Levin said. “Don’t bring up Rev. Wright, because the Obama campaign says if...
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads:
  • How Mitt Romney Will Choose His Running Mate. [1st phase,secret investigation.]

    05/16/2012 12:51:28 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 34 replies
    L A Times ^ | May 16, 2012 | Paul West
    **SNIP** Far less attention will get paid to the vital, somewhat shadowy, process of protecting Romney from choosing someone who cannot withstand the white-hot scrutiny of a presidential campaign. A longtime Republican insider who’s been a central figure in vetting numerous VP candidates has just written an eye-opening description in the Wall Street Journal of the process Romney is likely to follow. “They will be asked for their agreement to join him on the GOP ticket if chosen, and in the meantime, to submit to a most intrusive and far-reaching vetting by lawyers and advisors working for the campaign,” writes...
  • Maine GOP delegates face challenge

    05/08/2012 10:23:14 AM PDT · by Sopater · 5 replies
    Kennebec Herald ^ | May 08, 2012 | COLIN WOODARD
    As many as 21 of Maine's 24 delegates to this year's Republican National Convention could be barred from participating if national party officials determine that selection rules were violated at the state convention in Augusta this weekend. Supporters of presidential candidate Ron Paul seized control of the two-day convention, electing the chairman and 20 national convention delegates who are loyal to their candidate. Backers of Mitt Romney, whose top attorney attended the event, have said the delegate selection process was unsound, claiming numerous violations of state party rules. Charles Cragin, a Romney supporter who lost a bid to chair the...
  • Mass. GOP’s caucus picks leave Romney slate slighted

    04/30/2012 5:23:52 AM PDT · by S.O.L. · 13 replies
    Boston Glob ^ | April 30, 2012 | Stephanie Ebbert
    . . . when Massachusetts Republicans went to their caucuses on Saturday, many didn’t vote for Mitt Romney’s picks. Less than half of Romney’s 27 chosen delegates won, and the losers included some notable Massachusetts Republicans - including former Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey and House Minority Leader Bradley H. Jones Jr. {and Charlie Baker, failed gubernatorial candidate}
  • Tea party will ‘absolutely’ back Romney in general election, says movement leader

    04/24/2012 8:00:09 AM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 139 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 24, 2012 | Jamie Weinstein
    Though the tea party wasn’t particularly enthused about Mitt Romney’s presidential candidacy during the primary, one tea party leader who was present at the inception of the movement says the tea party will get behind the former Massachusetts governor going into the general election. “Absolutely, the tea party can and will support Mitt Romney in the general election, and with great energy in the door-to-door ground game,” said Michael Patrick Leahy, co-founder of The Nationwide Tea Party Coalition and author of the recently released book, “Covenant of Liberty: The Ideological Origins of the Tea Party Movement.” “It’s important also to...
  • Romney's Got a Delegate Problem

    04/20/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 37 replies
    For those of you who did not get or see the memo from Vince Haley, Mitt still has some major problems. Here is the Haley Memo, in relevant part: [H]ere is the crucial news about why --- with 17 states to go -- the Romney forces are worried, worried that the frontrunner's weakness is surfacing again in the Republican primaries. Here are two crucial news items causing Romneyites to worry. -- Despite much pressure from Romney forces, Colorado Republicans last weekend at their Denver convention surprised political observers by electing - and by a large margin -- more uncommitted than...
  • Romney Delaware Endorser Switches His Support to Gingrich

    Dover, DE - Newt 2012 announced today that Hans Reigle, Chairman of the Kent County Republican Party, is switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich. Reigle has also served as the Mayor of Wyoming, Delaware and over 20 years in the United States Air Force. “I previously endorsed Governor Romney, but since then Newt is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than hour,” said Hans Reigle. ”Over the past few weeks I’ve listened to Newt discussing his vision for achieving $2.50 gasoline, balancing the budget, and shrinking...
  • NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama up by six points

    04/19/2012 6:21:55 PM PDT · by raulgomez05 · 40 replies
    Seattle Post Intelligencer ^ | 04/19/12 | NBC/WSJ Poll: Obama up by six points
    President Obama enjoys a 49-43 percent lead over Republican nominee-in-waiting Mitt Romney, according to an NBC News/Wall Street Journal national poll released on Thursday evening. The 44th president has a 49-46 percent approval rating, but his numbers on managing the economy — 45-52 percent disapproval — indicate Obama’s central vulnerability.