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  • Former Trump advisor: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/23/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Romney and Self-Deportation

    08/22/2015 7:34:23 AM PDT · by BobL · 37 replies
    (self) | Aug 22, 2015 | (self)
    I have a question for you FReepers. In a Primary debate in late January, 2012, Romney tried to get to the right on illegal immigration by proposing that we make conditions so difficult for the illegals that they pack it up and go home on their own (i.e., self-deportation), rather than rounding them up and deporting them. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObVnA0nIx_s A Google search finds many columns on this topic, but only immediately after that debate. Then Obama brought it up in an October debate, just before the election and blasted Romney on it. After the election, the Republican 'advisers' (most of them...
  • Mitt Romney slams Ted Cruz on Iran rhetoric (Milt "Emerging party elder")

    07/30/2015 3:26:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jeremy Diamond
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's rhetoric on Iran "hurts the cause." "I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause," Romney, acting in his emerging role as party elder, tweeted Thursday. Mitt Romney ✔ ‎@MittRomney I am opposed to the Iran deal, but @SenTedCruz is way over the line on the Obama terrorism charge. Hurts the cause. 6:40 AM - 30 Jul 2015 Cruz, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said Monday that President Barack Obama's administration will become "the...
  • Mitt Romney Attacks Ted Cruz for Calling Obama Leading Financier of Terrorism over Iran Deal

    07/30/2015 6:20:18 AM PDT · by Amntn · 102 replies
    The GatewayPundit ^ | 7/30/15 | Kristinn Taylor
    Failed Republican 2012 presidential nominee Mitt Romney took to Twitter early Thursday to attack Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, who is running for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination, for his comments accusing President Barack Obama of becoming the leading financier of terrorism with his nuclear deal with Iran.
  • The GOP's real pickle: If/when Trump bows out (Naturally they talked to Romney's aides)

    07/29/2015 2:44:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    CNBC ^ | July 29, 2015 | Daniel Libit
    For Republicans eager to cast The Donald out of the GOP presidential primary, a warning: The only thing more difficult than a Trump in the race, may be a Trump who's no longer in the race. The apoplexy over how much damage Trump is doing to the party brandand its eventual non-Trump nomineein his present role as a recalcitrant, incendiary, front-running candidate, may well be trumped (if you will) by the fulminations and machinations of an ex-candidate. It would be one thing if Trump went graciously and serenely into surrogacy, whenever that moment came, giving a no-strings-attached endorsement to the...
  • Mitt Romney aides joining Jeb Bushs 2016 campaign

    07/14/2015 3:19:05 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 38 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | Jul 14, 2015 | Jim O'Sullivan
    Two longtime top advisers to 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney, Beth Myers and Peter Flaherty, are joining former Florida governor Jeb Bushs presidential campaign, people familiar with the move said.
  • Mitt Romney: GOP kingmaker?

    07/07/2015 12:36:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | July 7, 2015 | By Kevin Truong
    Mitt Romney's backing helped several candidates emerge from a crowded primary field and be successful in the 2014 midterm elections. He's aiming to do the same for presidential candidates in 2016. Many observers expected Mitt Romney to slink away from politics after his defeat in the 2012 presidential election, but the former Massachusetts governor has instead embraced a new role as an elder statesman and kingmaker within the Republican Party. While he has shied away from open campaigning, Mr. Romney has taken to tacitly supporting the more moderate, establishment-friendly candidates in a packed and ideologically tangled field. Romney, who flirted...
  • Trump comes up top in 'poll of polls' of voters - despite growing backlash over his comments

    07/04/2015 6:49:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | July 4, 2015 | Christopher Brennan
    Donald Trump continues to stand by controversial comments he made about Mexican immigrants as his standings in Republican primary polls improve despite increasing criticism. The presidential hopeful placed ahead of perceived front-runner Jeb Bush in a new aggregated 'poll of polls' with 13.6 per cent support compared to the former Florida governor's 13.3. The rise comes as public figures and businesses continue to admonish Trump because of the comments saying that those crossing the border from Mexico illegally were 'rapists'. Former Republican candidate Mitt Romney told CNN Saturday that the businessman 'made a severe error in saying what he did...
  • Romney: Trump's immigration comments hurting GOP

    07/04/2015 10:22:15 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 193 replies
    KCCI ^ | 07.04.2015
    WOLFEBORO, New Hampshire (CNN) Mitt Romney said Saturday that Donald Trump's comments on Mexico and undocumented immigrants have hurt the Republican Party, making the 2012 presidential nominee the latest Republican to slam the billionaire over his controversial remarks.
  • Dont Run, Mitt. Dont Run

    01/26/2015 12:18:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 26, 2015 | Shawn Mitchell
    Mitt Romney, you're an honorable and accomplished man. You would have been a good president and infinitely better than Obama as a steward of the economy and national security. But, Mitt, we need to talk. You don't get it. You don't really get the basic proposition that freedom works better than government by experts. Sure you believe the concept generally, but there are all those details and exceptions. You hired Jonathan Gruber to guide your health plan. You believe global schemes to reduce carbon will help the climate rather than enrich and empower global elites. You endorsed raising the minimum...
  • Sarah Palin on Potential Romney 16 Run: We Need New Blood ... (Hello Sarah, this means you)

    01/18/2015 5:04:15 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 70 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | by Tony Lee15 Jan 2015 | by Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wants failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to get off the stage as Romney, the career candidate, seriously considers a third run White House run.
  • Conservatives cheer on Romney as establishment field grows (3 major RINOs in the mix)

    01/14/2015 3:26:18 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies
    The York and Clover Enquirer-Herald / The Associated Press ^ | January 14, 2015 | Steve Peoples and Bill Barrow
    SAN DIEGO Mitt Romney's unexpected step into the 2016 presidential contest is drawing enthusiasm from the GOP's most passionate conservatives. But not because they want him to win. For the first time in recent memory, prominent conservatives see a Republican presidential field that could have as much competition among the party's establishment-minded prospects like Romney as its fiery conservatives....
  • Ted Cruz on Mitt Romney: No need for mushy middle'

    01/13/2015 5:52:26 AM PST · by celmak · 34 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/12/15 | Ben Schreckinger
    Texas Sen. Ted Cruz took a swipe at Mitt Romney on Monday, saying that Republicans path to the presidency doesnt cut through the mushy middle.
  • Romney says there are 'more productive ways' to fight Obama than shutdown (It gets worse...)

    11/16/2014 6:53:16 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Hill's Briefing Room ^ | November 16, 2014 | Peter Sullivan
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said Sunday that there are "more productive ways" to fight President Obama's immigration executive actions than shutting down the government. Appearing on CBS's "Face the Nation," Romney was asked about the possibility of shutting down the government to fight the actions. "Well, I think there's got to be more productive ways for us to be able to impress on the president the need to work for a permanent solution, as opposed to a temporary stop-gap solution," Romney replied. Obama should allow Congress a chance to pass legislation on immigration, Romney said. "Let those...
  • Cant quit Mitt: Friends say Romney feels nudge to consider a 2016 presidential run

    10/13/2014 3:55:50 PM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 119 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | hilip Rucker and Robert Costa
    -SNIP- Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and now the tacit head of the Republican Party, visited Iowa as part of a feverish nationwide tour designed to help the GOP take control of the Senate. -SNIP- Romney is grappling with this question: If drafted, would he answer the partys call? -SNIP- Former aides and senior Republicans say Romney appreciates the GOP masses crowing that he was right about issues such as Russia and health care. But what really intrigues him, they said, are the vulnerabilities among top-tier candidates in the Republican field. If Romney moves toward a race, it would...
  • Mitt Romney Is Using This Joke To Make Fun Of President Obama

    10/13/2014 9:17:22 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 63 replies
    AP yahoo.com Business Insider ^ | 10/13/2014 | Colin Campbell
    <p>Mitt Romney has a reputation for being somewhat robotic, but in his recent appearances on the campaign trail he seems to have added humor to his arsenal. According to a National Journal report, Romney launched a zinger at President Barack Obama while campaigning for GOP Iowa Senate candidate Joni Ernst on Sunday.</p>
  • Romney can't lead a more populist GOP

    10/01/2014 6:38:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 56 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | October 1, 2014 | Timothy P. Carney, Senior Political Columnist
    Mitt Romney is a great person and a decent politician, but he also embodies the deepest problems in the Republican Party. He shouldn't run for president. Republicans, if they want to control Congress or win the White House, need to become a Party of the People. Romney may be the worst possible man to take the GOP in that direction. Romneys most telling moment in 2012 was when he told a crowd of rich donors that the 47 percent of the country that pay no income tax are unwinnable for Republicans, because they are dependent upon government, and I'll never...
  • Romney on 2016: Weve got a lot of people looking at the race. Well see what happens.

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scouts honor: Not until today, having read the words of the man himself, have I sincerely believed he might run again. The RomneyWatch posts are fun to write but not because Mitt 2016 was a real thing I thought. They were fun because it wasnt a real thing. It was a way to collectively pretend-scare ourselves, like playing with a ouija board. Now, suddenly, I look down and the planchette is moving by itself. And it spells M-I-T-T. A recent column by the conservative pundit Byron York noted that Romney had kept in close contact with many of his...
  • Talk of Romney in 2016 Continues to Grow

    09/30/2014 9:25:10 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 75 replies
    New York Observer ^ | 09/29/14 | Lincoln Mitchell
    In recent days and weeks there has been renewed speculation that Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican nominee for president will again be a candidate in 2016. There has been some talk about this for months, but it has grown louder in recent days. Yesterday, The Washington Post described Mr. Romneys evolving potential candidacy as The road from Im not doing it again to Circumstances can change is paved with favorable polls, 2012 predictions that came true and public statements from supporters. Last week in an article titled Romney 2016 is Real, The Washington Examiner wrote Romney is talking with advisers,...
  • 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 states 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 reporters 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 Bushs 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 Posts Dan Balz. -SNIP- Romney confirmed after the election that he called his son one morning to tell him he thought he wasnt 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...
  • Romneys 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 werent 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 Presss 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: Obamas 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 Obamas 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 months 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 WhiningJul 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. Romneys 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. Romneys 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 Romneys 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 Courts 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 dont see it happening, though, and heres 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 Hasnt Endorsed Romney

    06/19/2012 12:32:32 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 27 replies
    Something about that Old Guard and that establishment. Theres a schedule to keep and a list of rules to follow. Apparently, Sarah Palin shredded her copy and its 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 Doesnt Mention Romney In Address To Conservative Bloggers. The Daily Caller reiterates: Sarah Palin Hasnt Formally Endorsed Romney Yet while they also concede that she...
  • Allen West Dejected By Mitt Romneys 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 Romneys avoided taking a strong stand on President Barack Obamas 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 hell fall for anything, said West. Romney appeared on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday where he was asked repeatedly if he would repeal President Obamas directive. Romney avoided taking a firm position on the matter during the interview, but indicated that he supports the underlying...