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  • 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...
  • Romney Secures 88 Texas Delegates, Clinches Nomination

    05/29/2012 6:33:59 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 286 replies
    New York Times ^ | 29 May 2012 | AP Projection
    Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney has now secured at least 88 of the 155 delegates at stake in the Texas Primary, bringing his secured delegate total to 1174, 30 more than necessary to win the majority of the delegated needed for the GOP nomination. With 4% of Texas precincts now reporting, Romney has consistently maintained or increased a 60 point lead over his nearest competitor, Congressman Ron Paul. In the contested race for the GOP nomination for U.S. Senate, David Dewhurst is holding a 48% to 31% lead over his nearest rival Ted Cruz in a nine person contest.
  • Cain ties Romney in Arizona poll, Obama holds own

    10/27/2011 11:03:58 PM PDT · by South40 · 38 replies
    BizJournals.com ^ | 0/27/2011 | Mike Sunnucks
    A new statewide poll by the Behavior Research Center shows businessman Herman Cain tied with Mitt Romney in a potential Arizona Republican presidential primary. The BRC Rocky Mountain Poll gives both Cain and Romney 20 percent of the vote. U.S. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas is next with 9 percent. Texas Gov. Rick Perry grabs 7 percent in the GOP field.
  • I KNEW IT !!! (re. Romney)

    10/25/2011 9:40:09 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 3 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 25, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    Told you this guy was BAD news... The Inevitable One Just popped over to Intrade to check out the latest odds on the GOP primary race, and although the punters are still piling the chips high on Romney, a harsh reality was laid bare... Not this one, people... NEVER! More news/views/humor at Reaganite Republican
  • 2012 Iowa Republican Caucus (Cain 28% Romney 21% Paul 10%)

    10/20/2011 9:18:58 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 210 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 10/20/11 | Rasmussen
    Thursday, October 20, 2011 Reflecting national trends, businessman Herman Cain has now jumped to the front of the Republican pack in Iowa. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Iowa caucus-goers shows that Cain is in front with 28% followed by former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney at 21%. Congressman Ron Paul is a distant third at 10% followed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 9%, Congresswoman Michelle Bachmann at 8%, and Texas Governor Rick Perry at 7%. The sixth place finish for Perry is a sharp decline from early September when Perry was the frontrunner both nationally and...
  • Romney Hasn't Earned the GOP Nomination

    10/18/2011 12:48:25 PM PDT · by freespirited · 23 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 10/18/11 | Aaron Goldstein
    Notwithstanding the fact that not a single ballot has been cast in any of the Republican primaries, there seems to be a concerted effort by the liberal media to bestow the GOP nomination upon former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. According to the Detroit Free Press, "Mitt Romney's steady-as-she-goes campaign for the presidential nomination is beginning to look inevitable." The Washington Post tells us that Romney "is suddenly attracting new support from major donors and elected officials… as people across the GOP grow more accepting of the presidential contender as the party's standard-bearer." Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times declares,...
  • Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

    10/15/2011 1:51:20 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 987 replies · 1+ views
    vanity | Oct 15, 2011 | Jim Robinson
    <p>Our purpose and goal on FR is to restore, defend, preserve and protect the Constitution of the United States and to secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our posterity!!</p> <p>The goal of the domestic enemy (the left), i.e., the statist liberals, Marxists and progressives is just the opposite.</p>
  • CNN Poll: Perry still at top but Romney stronger vs. Obama

    09/26/2011 9:09:00 AM PDT · by TexasFreeper2009 · 337 replies
    CNN politics ^ | 9/26/11 | cnn political unit
    According to the survey, which was released Monday, 28 percent of Republicans and independents who lean towards the GOP say they support Perry as their party's presidential nominee, with Romney at 21 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at ten percent, with Rep. Ron Paul of Texas, who's making his third bid for the White House, former Godfather's Pizza CEO and radio talk show host Herman Cain, and former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, all at seven percent. The poll indicates that Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is at four percent, with former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania at three...
  • South of border, Romney's Mexican roots run deep

    07/24/2011 10:31:38 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 21 replies
    Three dozen of Mitt Romney's relatives live here in a narrow river valley at the foot of the western Sierra Madre, surrounded by peach groves, apple orchards and some of the baddest, most fearsome drug gangsters and kidnappers in all of northern Mexico. Like Mitt, the Mexican Romneys are descendants of Miles Park Romney, who came to the Chihuahua desert in 1885 seeking refuge from U.S. anti-polygamy laws. He had four wives and 30 children, and on the rocky banks of the Piedras Verdes River, he and his fellow Mormon pioneers carved out a prosperous settlement beyond the reach of...
  • Romney: “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party”

    06/14/2011 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 94 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/14/2011 | Alex Pappas
    “I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.”
  • NRA President shilling for gun banner Romney

    06/13/2011 11:52:36 AM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 155 replies · 1+ views
    AIPNews.com ^ | June 13, 2011 | Tom Hoefling
    National Rifle Association President David Keene is predicting a Mitt Romney victory in the 2012 Republican presidential nominating process , and working to burnish the credentials of the liberal former Governor of Massachusetts. Here's the problem: As Governor, Mitt Romney banned guns. From July, 2004: Governor Mitt Romney has signed into law a permanent assault weapons ban that he says will make it harder for criminals to get their hands on these guns. "Deadly assault weapons have no place in Massachusetts," Romney said, at a bill signing ceremony on July 1 with legislators, sportsmen's groups and gun safety advocates. "These guns...
  • Tea Party coming out against Mitt Romney

    06/02/2011 1:49:34 PM PDT · by conservativeforpalin · 11 replies
    Politicons- Politically Conservative ^ | June 2 | Henry D'Andrea
    I’m not saying every tea partier is against Mitt Romney, but many prominent Tea Party groups are saying no to Romney for President. FreedomWorks, an influential Washington-based group working within the Tea Party movement, say they do not support Mitt Romney for President, because of his moderate record as governor. The group’s communications director said, it’s because “Romney has a record and we don’t really like it that much.” Brendan Steinhauser, the group’s liaison to smaller, grassroots organizations said, Romney is, “inauthentic.” They also have some beef with RomneyCare. Also, the Tea Party organization’s president and CEO Matt Kibbe was...
  • Why Romney Sucks

    06/02/2011 3:42:06 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 31 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | June 2, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    The fact is that Mitt Romney is an unprincipled chameleon with ZERO core beliefs... a synthetic, calculated opportunism has taken their place. Meanwhile, most of what he actually has said and done betrays a Big-Government social liberal. Other fun facts regarding this 'conservative' fraud'spast actions, positions, and failures: refused to endorse the 1994 GOP "Contract with America" distanced himself from the Reagan legacy: "I was an independent during the time of Reagan-Bush" lost GOP House seats in both Massachusetts elections of his tenure, 2004/2006 (leaving Republicans with the least # of seats there since the Civil War)   strongly supported gay rights...
  • Palin in New Hampshire tomorrow on the same day as Romney announcement for running for President

    06/01/2011 6:11:50 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 82 replies
    Real Clear Politics Reporter Scott Conroy. RealClearScott Palin in NH tomorrow on Romney's announcement day. Total coincidence. Just like her planned IA & SC visits. Oh boy it's on!
  • Palin Creates Buzz But Rivals Bet She Won't Run (Romney Adviser: Palin an 'entertainer')

    05/26/2011 6:27:37 PM PDT · by kristinn · 116 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Thursday, May 26, 2011 | Byron York
    "The bottom line is Sarah Palin is not going to run for president," says a Republican adviser close to front-runner Mitt Romney. "She's making money, she's moved on, she's kind of an entertainer rather than a politician. She still has some sway with the grass roots, but she is not going to run." "I don't think she's going to run," says a Republican close to Tim Pawlenty. "She has faded a lot in the last few months. I look at what she's doing now and say that she's found a way to get back in the story." Maybe these representatives...
  • Romney's Venue Problem [giving speech at university that provides abortions]

    05/11/2011 2:49:27 PM PDT · by ejdrapes · 13 replies
    NRO ^ | May 11, 2011 | Katrina Trinko
    Romney’s Venue Problem May 11, 2011 5:17 P.M. By Katrina Trinko Mitt Romney will be giving a major health care speech tomorrow at the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center. Two interesting tidbits about the Center: it’s affiliated with a university that provides abortions Planned Parenthood cannot do and it helped fund new embryonic stem cell lines — which requires the destruction of human embryos. From the University of Michigan Alumni Association [emphasis mine]: The University of Michigan today announced the formation of a consortium to create new embryonic stem cell lines that will aid the search for disease treatments and...
  • Do Palin and Romney Represent a GOP Income and Education Divide?

    05/09/2011 9:29:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    Human Events ^ | May 10, 2011 | Tony Lee
    Is there a beer vs. wine or a mink coat vs. cloth coat divide in the Republican primary electorate that divides affluent and more well-educated Republicans from those who are poorer and less educated? According to a recent study by Gallup, there just may be. In a survey of 3,304 Republicans during the past three months, Gallup found that “Republican college degree holders are more likely than those without a degree to support Mitt Romney for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012, 21% vs. 13%. Similarly, Romney's support climbs from 9% of Republicans earning less than $24,000 annually to 21%...
  • Romney blasts Trump’s birther focus

    04/13/2011 12:50:23 PM PDT · by Smokeyblue · 44 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 04/13/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Call it the Clash of the Titans — the Wall Street titans, that is. Both Mitt Romney and Donald Trump want to make the case for their candidacies based on their financial wizardry, but that’s where the similarities end. Romney wants to focus on competence and a track record of executive success while highlighting all of the failures of Barack Obama over the past two years. Unfortunately, the other titan in the race is forcing everyone to talk about birth certificates instead, and Romney has apparently had enough: Mitt Romney forcefully said Tuesday night that he believes President Barack Obama...
  • Romney on Obama: 'The citizenship test has been passed'

    04/12/2011 6:12:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    The Boston Globe ^ | April 12, 2011 | Matt Viser
    Mitt Romney tonight pushed back against those in his party who are questioning President Obama's citizenship, suggesting his fellow Republicans should put their energy into more substantive issues. "The citizenship test has been passed," Romney said tonight on CNBC's Kudlow Report. "I believe the president was born in the United States. There are real reasons to get this guy out of office...but his citizenship isn't the reason why." Several prominent Republicans -- including Donald Trump and Sarah Palin -- have once again tried to stoke controversy by questioning Obama's citizenship even though his birth in Hawaii has been confirmed by...
  • Romney to Trump: Obama Doesn't Need a Birth Certificate

    04/12/2011 2:35:48 PM PDT · by FreeAtlanta · 102 replies
    Forbes ^ | 04/12/2011 | DANIEL FREEDMAN
    According to Romney family lawyers it doesn't matter if Barack Obama was born in Hawaii, Kenya, or even Paris: Because his mother was an American (and not even Donald Trump questions that), he is eligible to be President....posted using frpa
  • THE TRUTH REVEALED: Sarah Palin May Not Have Been Born In The USA

    04/11/2011 7:34:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/11/2011 | Henry Blodget
    After reading Donald Trump's logic about why he thinks Barack Obama's presidency may be "the greatest scam in the country's history," we spent much of yesterday getting up to speed on the issue. Until yesterday, we actually hadn't looked at the birther question in detail, because we assumed it was just ludicrous conspiracy theory cooked up by folks who are desperate to do anything to have Barack Obama un-elected. SNIP SNIP do we really KNOW that Sarah Palin was born in this country? Or Donald Trump? Or Mitt Romney? A few weeks ago, Donald Trump made a big show of...
  • 14th Amendment Birthright Citizenship & The Law of Statelessness

    04/10/2011 1:00:04 PM PDT · by patlin · 82 replies
    ConstitutionallySpeaking ^ | April 10, 2011 | Linda Melin
    The definition of “natural born” comes from the common law of nations. Under the law of nations, all treaties and the laws of the foreign nations must be considered if a child is born on foreign soil. Therefore the fundamental rule for NBC is “exclusive allegiance to the United States” at birth. According the US Government, to answer the question, is one born without the soil (jus soli) a natural born citizen, we must ask ourselves this question…If the US denied citizenship to a child born abroad, would that act of the US government leave the child stateless? Take for...
  • Romney in 2007: RomneyCare 'will be a model for the nation'

    03/22/2011 9:57:33 AM PDT · by Right Wingnut 2 · 7 replies
    Why Not Romney ^ | 3/22/11 | Right Wingnut
    It remains to be seen whether Mitt Romney will attempt to distance himself from his disastrous health care legislation in the upcoming presidential campaign. However, from his previous statements, it is clear that he once envisioned RomneyCare as a national model. Here is what he said leading up to his failed presidential campaign. ...During a speech in Baltimore on Feb. 2, 2007, Romney outlined his ambitions for the Massachusetts plan. "I'm proud of what we've done," he said. "If Massachusetts succeeds in implementing it, then that will be a model for the nation." Last month Romney's dream came true. If...
  • Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand [RINO...DON'T VOTE FOR HIM!!!]

    03/19/2011 9:19:26 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 39 replies
    WND ^ | March 19, 2011 | Michael Carl
    "Romney made a promise to homosexual groups that strikes at the core of who Romney is and how he will govern. She says he promised that he would not defend traditional marriage once the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court made its ruling on same-sex marriage." Read more: Author: Romney's promises to homosexuals still stand http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=276313#ixzz1H6TCwqLL
  • See Mitt Romney flip-flop

    03/07/2011 8:01:17 PM PST · by pissant · 22 replies · 2+ views
    LA Times ^ | 3/7/11 | Michael Kinsley
    His convenient and implausibly explained reversals on issues say all we need to know about his character. He will do or say anything to become president. We're all for transparency these days, and if anything is transparently clear about American politics, it is that Mitt Romney will do or say anything to become president. The best guess is that at heart he is an old-fashioned moderate, business-oriented Republican (just about the last one standing). But there's no knowing for sure. He may have no sincere beliefs at all. There was a piece about Romney on the front page of the...
  • Romney steps closer to presidential bid

    03/08/2011 12:35:01 AM PST · by South40 · 91 replies
    Orange County Register ^ | March 7, 2011 | Martin Wisckol
    The signs are that Mitt Romney is running for president. With several Republicans edging ever closer to formally declaring their presidential candidacies, Romney told New Hampshire Republicans on Saturday that he’s the candidate who can beat Barack Obama on the central issue of the economy. ((snip)) A key hurdle for Romney among GOP primary voters will be distinguishing the health-care reform he instituted when his was Massachusetts governor from the nationwide plan championed by Obama.
  • Romney and the Birthers

    02/15/2011 10:26:29 AM PST · by speciallybland · 36 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | 02/15/2011 | Tom Jensen
    Birtherism is alive and well within the GOP ranks, and their 2012 nominee preferences tell a story about the difficulty Mitt Romney faces in trying to appeal to an electorate that's a whole lot further out there than he is. Birthers make a majority among those voters who say they're likely to participate in a Republican primary next year. 51% say they don't think Barack Obama was born in the United States to just 28% who firmly believe that he was and 21% who are unsure. The GOP birther majority is a new development. The last time PPP tested this...
  • In Palin's Absence, Romney Plays Front-Runner at CPAC (Good for a chuckle)

    02/12/2011 10:07:07 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    RealClearPolitics ^ | February 12, 2011 | Erin McPike
    The presidential field may be wide open, but one candidate is playing the role of the inevitable front-runner, as his performance at the Conservative Political Action Committee Conference this weekend shows. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney brought with him to the event a large entourage that stayed for several days, while most other potential candidates dropped in and out of the conference to make their speeches and headline a reception or two. Other serious contenders brought just a few key staffers, but many didn't even have their top political aide in tow. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and former Arkansas...
  • Poor Mitt Romney upstaged by fake Sarah Palin.

    02/11/2011 11:10:31 AM PST · by Leaning Right · 21 replies
    A highlight: Shortly after unlovable Mitt finished speaking, he was upstaged by Sarah Palin, who isn't even attending the conference. A Palin look-alike (a pretty good one, actually) entered the ballroom and immediately attracted a massive crowd. For a moment, everyone thought it was a surprise appearance by the one candidate all the (non-Ron Paul supporting) attendees are actually excited by.
  • Axelrod: Obama faces a wide open 2012 GOP field

    01/31/2011 9:54:58 AM PST · by Artemis Webb · 7 replies
    The Ticket (Yahoo! News) ^ | 013111 | Holly Bailey
    As President Obama prepares to launch his 2012 re-election campaign, one of his top advisers admits they have no idea who might be his ultimate GOP opponent. 'This is most unfathomable Republican field in my lifetime," Obama political adviser David Axelrod tells USA Today. "I don't think anybody in the media or in either party can tell you with any degree of certainty who the Republican nominee will be." But Axelrod, who left the White House last week to begin working for the campaign, went out of his way to praise one of Obama's potential rivals, Mitt Romney. The former...
  • Romney keeps away from Tea Party

    01/21/2011 12:55:22 AM PST · by GQuagmire · 23 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 1/21/11 | Matt Viser
    WASHINGTON — New Hampshire Tea Party movement activist Andrew Hemingway is not lacking in contact with likely presidential candidates. He’s talked hockey with Tim Pawlenty. He sat down with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum at the Concord Country Club. And plans are in the works for Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour to appear before a group of Hemingway’s fellow conservatives. the notable exception among the field of would-be GOP presidential contenders? Mitt Romney. “Romney for the most part is inaccessible,’’ said Hemingway, a Bristol resident who is chairman of the state’s Republican Liberty Caucus. “Pawlenty, I could call him right now...
  • Poll: Romney starts with big lead in New Hampshire

    01/07/2011 5:43:07 AM PST · by speciallybland · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/07/2011 | Shane D'Aprile
    A new poll shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the early frontrunner in New Hampshire, where he holds a commanding 23-point edge over his closest potential rival -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. The New Hampshire Journal poll, conducted by the Republican firm Magellan Strategies, found Romney comfortably at the head of the pack of rumored 2012 hopefuls with 39 percent of the vote. He's followed by Palin at 16 percent, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee at 10 percent, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich at 8 percent and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) at 7 percent. Former Minnesota Gov. Tim...
  • Insiders: Romney Is Top GOP 2012 Contender, Daniels Second (Beltway love these guys, should you?)

    01/06/2011 12:48:14 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 68 replies
    National Journal ^ | Thursday January 6, 2011
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney continues to hold the pole position for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll. But the surprise runner-up to Romney was the two-term Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, who moved up from fifth place when the last ranking of the potential GOP White House contenders was conducted a year ago. Romney's assets and liabilities are well known and haven't changed much since last January. He has a national network of political and financial supporters left over from his unsuccessful run for the 2008 Republican nomination, a command of economic issues...
  • Why Romney Needs Palin (This is how the Left thinks)

    12/18/2010 2:08:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The American Prospect's Tapped Blog ^ | December 15, 2010 | Paul Waldman
    As we all know, Mitt Romney's biggest problem in the 2012 Republican primaries is that conservatives don't trust him, given that he used to be a pro-choice moderate who got health coverage for Massachusetts' uninsured. His answer to this problem has been to run frantically to the right, staking out the most extreme position he can on any issue that comes up (his latest is an attack on lazy unemployed people). But the truth is this strategy is going to fail. What Mitt needs to understand is that voters don't make judgments based on checklists. If a true-blue conservative wants...
  • Mitt Romney in Unusual Interview Talks about the Role of “Faith” in Governing – Video

    12/11/2010 12:27:12 PM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 21 replies
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 11, 2010 | Brian
    Here is an unusual interview Mitt Romney did with a woman named Eliane Brick. The introduction to the interview is 1:25 long, so you may want to move it forward to that point. She asks Romney what role “faith” plays in his decision to run for President. Romney goes out of his way to make clear he “believes in God,” but says that his personal faith must remain separate from his commitment to uphold the laws and govern for all the people. Let’s just say the video closes with Ms. Brick making clear the importance of “faith!” NOTE: Mitt Romney...
  • Bushes name Mitt Romney as their 2012 favorite

    11/23/2010 10:18:28 AM PST · by Qbert · 120 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/23/2010 | Emily Goodin
    Former President George H.W. Bush and former first lady Barbara Bush named Mitt Romney as their favorite Republican for the 2012 presidential nomination. "If you asked me, who was the nominee be, I couldn't tell you. We like Mitt Romney. We know him well and like him very much," Bush said in an interview with CNN's Larry King. The former president then joked about his support, saying: "Don't want to kill him off." "He's a reasonable guy. A conservative fellow, which is good. But, no, I think he'd be a good president, a very good president," Bush said of the...
  • George H.W. Bush on Larrry King: Romney Would Make a "Very Good President"

    11/23/2010 10:31:49 AM PST · by RobinMasters · 115 replies · 1+ views
    HotAirPundit ^ | NOVEMBER 23, 2010 | HotAirPundit
    Bush says Jeb is still his personal favorite, but if it's not him, he likes Romney http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/130495-bush-42-names-romney-as-favorite-gop-presidential-contenderFormer President George H.W. Bush wants former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be the GOP's 2012 presidential nominee. The elder Bush said that Romney would make a "very good president" in an interview with CNN's Larry King Monday night. Asked by King who his personal favorite in 2012 is, Bush said, "Well, I mentioned [my son] Jeb, but he’s not going to try. So, I don't. I don’t really. If you asked me, who will the nominee be, I couldn't tell you. We like...
  • The Unorthodox Frontrunner (Thinks Romney is da man for 2012)

    11/21/2010 3:25:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 18, 2010 | Philip Klein
    Viewed in isolation, Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential candidacy is doomed. In 2008, Romney earned himself a reputation as a flip-flopper as he dramatically attempted to reshape himself as a stanch conservative despite having previously staked out liberal positions on abortion, guns, immigration and a litany of other issues. This time around, Romney faces the additional burden of trying to explain away his most significant legislative accomplishment as governor of Massachusetts -- a big government health care plan that was a model for ObamaCare. In his last presidential bid he was largely able to get a pass, because health care wasn't...
  • Mitt Romney delays run, but experts say he’s a sure bet

    11/20/2010 5:49:16 AM PST · by BuzzKillington · 85 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | 11/20/2010 | By Hillary Chabot
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney, a likely GOP presidential candidate for 2012, told supporters he won’t announce his candidacy before the end of the year — but political analysts said yesterday the discussion is the strongest indicator yet that he’ll run. “We know who is running, they’re just doing everything but coming out and saying so,” said Andy Smith, director of the Political Center at the University of New Hampshire. Romney held a conference call with 245 of his top supporters Thursday and told them that unlike his failed 2008 run, he won’t be announcing until later in the cycle, according...
  • Kathleen Parker Falsely Claims Alexander Hamilton was an Illegal Immigrant

    11/19/2010 1:12:45 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 172 replies · 3+ views
    NewsBusters.org ^ | 11/19/2010 | Matthew Balan
    On Thursday's Parker-Spitzer, CNN's Kathleen Parker bizarrely and inaccurately claimed that Alexander Hamilton came to the United States illegally and drafted the Constitution: "Let's remember...a lot of Americans did come through the back door such as Alexander Hamilton. He got off the boat from the West Indies, and all he did was write the Constitution and become the first Secretary of the Treasury." Parker raised this false history during a discussion of Pedro Ramirez, Fresno State University's student body president, who was outed as an illegal immigrant by a student newspaper. After playing clips from Ramirez and his opponent during...
  • Don't let FreeRepublic become DemocratUnderground.

    11/18/2010 10:38:27 AM PST · by Democrats hate too much · 648 replies
    11/18/2010 | Me
    Free Republic is a pro-life, pro-family, pro-liberty constitutional conservative activist web site. Those who cannot live with that should simply stay away!! (saves wear and tear on my zot button - bitterly clinging redneck, Jim) Romney is an unrepentant abortionist/statist lying political whore! Just to be absolutely clear, there will never ever be a RINO Romney campaign on FR!! If he somehow becomes the nominee, FR will be running a full-time campaign to DEFEAT him!! If you wish to support him then I suggest you sign off FR and onto Wankers for Mitt!! Those statments make me worry that FreeRepublic...
  • David Frum: Can Mitt Romney be president? The outlook is sunny. But he faces rough seas ahead

    11/10/2010 5:18:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 74 replies
    The Week ^ | November 10, 2010 | David Frum
    Tea Party, Shmea Party. Post-election surveys suggest that Mitt Romney still leads as the favored Republican presidential candidate for 2012. His lead looks especially big in New Hampshire: Almost 30 points. Does this big lead translate into a smooth ride to the nomination? That depends on whether Romney's campaign follows the path of George W. Bush's in 2000 — or Hillary Clinton's in 2008. Here's the happy scenario for Romney: Like Bush in 2000, Romney is the Republican heir apparent in 2012. Like Bush, Romney has the backing of the party's biggest donors. Like Bush, Romney has national campaign experience....
  • Mass. Republicans to Romney: Don't apologize for RomneyCare

    10/13/2010 8:04:00 AM PDT · by pissant · 31 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | 10/8/10 | Rob Anderson
    The fight for the Republican presidential nomination hasn’t officially started, but conservatives around the country are already pressuring former Mass. governor and likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney to apologize for signing the Commonwealth’s health care reform bill into law. “Stopping Obamacare cold has become an article of faith on the right,” Politico reported earlier this week, “and Romney is facing the prospect that his health care plan could be his undoing as a presidential contender.” But calls for Romney to disown his own health care plan haven’t sat well with many Massachusetts Republicans. As Romney's Republican opponents prepare to rip...
  • Bad intro, George: It's about Romney, not Palin (Mittbot in Bakersfield cries 'foul!')

    10/12/2010 7:05:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    The Bakersfield Californian ^ | October 12, 2010 | Roger C. Allred
    George Martin has got to be still kicking himself today. Not because of his exceptional Bakersfield Business Conference: I am not aware of any event that compares to what George has been able to create. I am referring to him getting caught up in the moment and introducing Sarah Palin as "the next president of the United States." Come on! I always look forward to the Republican love fest that we call a business conference. It is the only time that I hear so much rational thought about how to clean up the mess in our state and federal governments....
  • Conservatives and RomneyCare

    10/06/2010 5:55:18 PM PDT · by Leisler · 17 replies · 1+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10.6.10 | Philip Klein
    Piggybacking off of this Politico article on conservatives attacking RomneyCare, Jon Chait asks why in 2008, "nearly all (conservatives) were fine with Romney's health care plan." If you were reading the National Review -- which had a soft spot for Mitt -- I can see why you would have that impression, but the reality is a lot more complicated. For starters, there were a lot of conservatives who did raise issues about his health care plan, and we published a lot of them here at the Spectator. I was a frequent critic of both Romney and his health care plan,...
  • Romney, Palin clear leaders for 2012 GOP presidential primary

    10/01/2010 12:53:18 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Sify News ^ | October 1, 2010
    Mitt Romney and Sarah Palin are the clear leaders of the 2012 Republican presidential primary field, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday. Romney and Palin were the only potential candidates to earn more than 15 percent in the poll, with Mike Huckabee trailing not far behind. The three former governors were the only candidates to receive more than 10 percent, with Romney receiving 19 percent, Palin getting 16 percent and Huckabee at 12 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich came in fourth in the poll, getting 9 percent, reports Politico. Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was the only other...
  • Romney leads Palin among possible GOP contenders, poll finds

    09/24/2010 5:40:14 PM PDT · by pissant · 78 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 9/21/10 | Margie Taley
    WASHINGTON -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the early frontrunner among potential Republican candidates for president in 2012, according to a new McClatchy-Marist poll. While former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin commands the national spotlight, turning out "tea party" activists and headlining rallies, for now it's Romney who claims the lead at 25 percent, months before an official field takes shape. Palin, GOP nominee John McCain's 2008 running mate, took second with 18 percent. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tied for third place with 16 percent. Finishing out the pack were Minnesota Gov. Tim...
  • Romney: Let’s face it, Obama’s going to be very tough to beat (Expects Good Obama-conomy soon)

    09/24/2010 6:33:47 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 83 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 9-24-10 | Allahpundit
    Via GOP12, I’m surprised that this modest statement of painfully obvious fact is making waves today. Click the image below and skip ahead to 8:00 for the money part, although the whole thing’s worth watching. He starts with a cute bit about phoning the families of National Guardsmen to say hi, proceeds to talk about Campaign ’08, and then after the part about Obama praises Palin for her “energy and spunk and passion.” (“Code words,” says Ben Smith, trying to stir up trouble.) What makes this newsworthy, I guess, is that it’s a rare caution about hubris at a moment...
  • Palin presidential run would create national spectacle (Another Doozie!)

    09/23/2010 8:49:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    Bowling Green State University News ^ | September 23, 2010 | Mike Thurau, Columnist
    As the poll numbers roll in and the sound bytes accumulate, the possibility of a Sarah Palin presidential campaign seems more and more likely. Whether or not the Republican party will say okey-dokey to her candidacy in the primaries is even more uncertain than if she's going to run or not, but if you ask me, she plans on at least giving it a shot. Sure, she hasn't actually come out and said "I will run for President in 2012," but she has promised us she would "give it a shot," assuming a few vague qualifiers be fulfilled. The success...