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  • Exclusive -- Donald Trump to Mitt Romney: Don't Even Think About Running Again

    10/22/2014 7:16:26 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 72 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | October 22, 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Real estate mogul and conservative provocateur Donald Trump has a concise, clear message for 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney: You “blew it” in the last election, so don’t even try to run for president again. “No. I don’t think he should run. He had his chance and he blew it,” Trump told Breitbart News during a phone interview on Tuesday. “He had a great chance of winning. He should have won. That was an election that frankly should have been a much easier election than the probable 2016 candidate Hillary. That was an election that should have been won...
  • Hillary Clinton, Mitt Romney leading the 2016 field

    10/19/2014 5:34:48 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 92 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | Published October 19, 2014 | Kelly Cohen
    Hillary Clinton remains the clear frontrunner for the Democratic nomination in 2016, while Mitt Romney barely leads against a scattered group of Republicans. Among registered voters, former Secretary of State Clinton leads the potential 2016 Democratic field, with 64 percent of the vote. She has a sizable lead on Vice President Joe Biden (13 percent) and Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren (11 percent), according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll.
  • Romney Leads Scattered 2016 GOP Field

    10/19/2014 12:40:55 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 91 replies
    ABC News ^ | October 19, 2014 | Ryan Struyk
    That would be Mitt Romney, supported for the GOP nomination by 21 percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents. That’s double the support of his closest potential rival, but it also leaves 79 percent who prefer one of 13 other possible candidates tested, or none of them. When Romney is excluded from the race, his supporters scatter, adding no clarity to the GOP free-for-all. In that scenario former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul have 12 or 13 percent support from leaned Republicans who are registered to vote. All others have support in...
  • Obama's Biggest Fail Yet

    10/19/2014 4:50:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    Anderson659 wrote: Obama is not an idiot, far from it, he has a vision for America that is defined by radical left progressive social marxism, trickle down economics from the government. The Democrat party us now a party of secular humanist radicals. -Idiots Offer Hope, Change, Blame, Revenge- and Self GovernmentDear Brother Anderson,The Democrat Party has been a bunch of secular humanists for quite some time. This isn’t Harry Truman’s Democrat Party, although I’ll admit that Truman’s economic policies were really bad.I disagree with your evaluation of Obama however. First of all, he’s dedicated his whole life to running for...
  • Ann Coulter Hopes Mitt Romney Is The GOP Nominee For 2016

    10/18/2014 5:33:15 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 60 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | Oct 18, 2014
    Here we go again. While most Republicans cringe at the very thought of another Mitt Romney campaign, for some reason Bill O’Reilly is sure he’s going to the nominee again, and Ann Coulter responds heartily, “I HOPE so!!!’
  • John McCain jumps on the ‘Dumb and Dumber’ bandwagon with Mitt Romney

    10/16/2014 12:05:27 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 7 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10-15-2014 | Jaime Fuller
    Well-known Wedding Crashers star John McCain seems excited that a sequel to comedy classic Dumb and Dumber is finally coming out this fall -- based on this hashtag and exclamation-point-dotted tweet he sent out Wednesday, at least. Fellow film star Mitt Romney has also seemed intent on getting everyone excited about Dumb and Dumber To. On his frequent media appearances -- sometimes it feels like Matthew McConaughey is the only person getting more attention than Romney! -- he is often prone to quoting Jim Carrey.
  • Dem Deutsch Makes Case for Romney: 'We Kind of Made a Mistake Four Years Ago'

    10/15/2014 5:23:45 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 62 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    It was one thing for Joe Scarborough to make the case for Mitt Romney, arguing that these frightening times demand the kind of competence Romney offers. But on today's Morning Joe, it was stunning to hear a New York Dem like Donny Deutsch say something very similar. According to the ad man: "There is a psychological reason to go to Mitt Romney, and that is: wow! We kind of made a mistake four years ago. We get to do a do-over. He was right about Syria, he was right about a lot of things."View the video here.
  • Don't 'Vote for the Candidate'

    10/14/2014 2:21:31 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 102 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 10-14-2014 | Dennis Prager
    There is a noble-sounding attitude that many Americans hold regarding whom they vote for. "I vote for the candidate," they say. It sure sounds good. Voting for the best candidate, rather than the party, sounds as American as apple pie. But as the Democratic Party has become a doctrinaire left-wing party, this sentiment is no longer noble. It is actually foolish and dangerous. There was a time when there were terrific Democrats whom an independent and even a Republican could vote for. Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman was such an example. He was a liberal -- he believed in the good...
  • ROMNEY ON 2016: 'I'M NOT RUNNING'

    10/09/2014 3:27:39 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 86 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 9,2010 | Breitbart
    In a segment that aired on Thursday’s broadcast of “CBS This Morning,” CBS News congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes reported on the activities of former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, during this midterm election cycle.
  • GOP wins in Mass., N.H. would raise Romney stock

    10/13/2014 5:52:30 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 70 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | October 13, 2014 | Hillary Chabot
    GOP wins in Mass., N.H. would raise Romney stockFormer Bay State governor Mitt Romney’s high-profile campaign stops for Republicans Charlie Baker and Scott Brown this week indicate the exploding popularity of the former presidential nominee — and GOP wins in those races could vault him to the top of the 2016 White House sweepstakes. “He’s been extremely well-received across the country and he’s the only candidate with an instant national network,” said Saul Anuziz, former GOP chairman in Michigan. “He would definitely be a viable candidate.” .... A Brown victory over incumbent U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire, home...
  • Can’t quit Mitt: Friends say Romney feels nudge to consider a 2016 presidential run

    10/13/2014 4:57:31 PM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 14 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 13, 2014 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Officially, Mitt Romney returned to Iowa, the quadrennial presidential proving ground, to give a boost to Joni Ernst. But at a closed-door breakfast fundraiser here Monday, the first question from a donor had nothing to do with Ernst’s Senate campaign. “When you get elected to the Senate, your job should be to convince Mitt Romney to run for president again,” a donor told Ernst, according to several attendees. The Republican candidate said she would, while Romney laughed. (snip) Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee and now the tacit head of the Republican Party, visited Iowa as part of a feverish...
  • George Pataki for President: “Right Wing Republicans with a Human Face”

    10/13/2014 4:09:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The London School of Economics and Political Science ^ | October 13, 2014 | Richard Brodsky
    If he’s serious, the Republicans of New Hampshire and elsewhere are in for an interesting time. George Pataki is heading north from New York, where he retired as an undefeated three-term Republican Governor in 2006. Do not underestimate him. There’s a sort of aw-shucks persona he puts out there. He’s smart. He’s not encumbered by previous entanglements with the nutty Republican infrastructure. He beat a Democratic liberal icon, Mario Cuomo. He is/is not conservative enough. The big money boys like him. I worked with him and against him for 12 years. He’s got genuine human qualities that are admirable. He’s...
  • Can’t 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 party’s 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 · 62 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>
  • Davis Attack Ad & Romney 'Cancer' Ad From Same Ad Maker

    10/11/2014 9:59:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    Breitbart Texas ^ | October 11, 2014 | Sarah Rumpf
    This week, Democrat Wendy Davis' campaign for governor launched her latest ad, "Justice," using the image of an empty wheelchair to attack her Republican opponent, Greg Abbott, and was hit with a swift and sharply negative backlash throughout the Texas and national media. The howls of outrage should be a familiar sound for the consultants responsible for creating the ad: they were the same group behind the infamous ad from the 2012 election that blamed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney for the cancer death of a woman whose husband had been laid off by Bain Capital. POLITICO reported on Friday...
  • Scarborough Accuses Panetta of 'Lack of Character' For Criticizing Obama

    10/10/2014 4:38:11 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Remember when dissent was patriotic? When people like Hillary Clinton screeched that "we have a right to disagree with any administration?" Forget about it. That's so, like, 2003. You know, when George W. Bush was President. Things are different today. Now, criticizing a sitting president is wrong. Very wrong. Just ask Joe Scarborough, who on today's Morning Joe accused Leon Panetta of a "lack of character" for criticizing President Obama in his book and public appearances. View the video here.
  • Filler: Why conservatives can't balk at same-sex marriage (Cover your keyboard)

    10/09/2014 7:08:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Long Island Newsday ^ | October 7, 2014 | Lane Filler
    If you care that consenting adults can get married, regardless of their genders or colors or sexual proclivities, you're not really a conservative. You use the term to describe yourself because you think some people will favor it, like when people on dating sites call themselves "adventurous." Real adventurers meet new lovers at zip-lining conventions, or even prayer marathons, not online in chat rooms. And real conservatives don't care what consenting adults do with their money or lungs or genitals if it does not intrude on the liberty of others. But worse than the "conservatives" who think your freedom ends...
  • It Won't Stop at "Gay Marriage" - This Is What Most People Don't Get

    10/09/2014 3:18:09 AM PDT · by fwdude · 47 replies
    Self | 10/9/2014 | FWDude
    The radical redefinition of marriage - "gay marriage," so called - is only a single weapon in the homofascist arsenal stockpiled against Western civilization. Many have bought, are buying, the insideous lie that this is just a static change that will affect no one other than the parties involved. Nothing can be further from the truth. Abundant evidence and simple reasoning tells us so. It will not stop with marriage redefinition, the goal is the entire revamping of society, Christianity not excepted. We were constantly lectured only a few years ago that this is a civil issue and that church's...
  • Megyn Kelly Stated "There is No Stopping It Now" regarding gay marriage.

    10/08/2014 5:47:12 PM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 129 replies
    Bill Oreilly Show | October 8, 2014 | Bill Oreilly Show
    Tonight on Bill O'Reilly's show, Megyn Kelly was only stating her opinion. She was not espousing gay marriage. This gay marriage is against the will of the American people, against history, and against nature. Time and time again the people voted against it only to be overturned by learned judges who, through their own life experiences believe they know better than everyone else. How will this experiment work out? How will you get muslim, christin and jewish fundamentalists, to whom gay marriage is prohibited by their religion to acquiesce? Will the religious be forced to accept this abomination? Will free...
  • Stop Calling It Marriage Equality

    10/08/2014 2:25:01 PM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 49 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 8, 2014 | David Harsanyi
    This week, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected gay marriage appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, and Wisconsin, in essence allowing lower courts to legalize same-sex couples. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS), an institution that has vigorously opposed gay marriage for some time now, conceded that the political battle over marriage is over. “As far as the civil law is concerned,” the Mormon Church admitted, “the courts have spoken.” Actually, nothing is over until God says it’s over. At least, this is my understanding of how religion operates. So while I don’t want to accuse Mormons of...
  • Federal employees were key to gay marriage court victories

    10/07/2014 6:38:10 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 18 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/7/14 | Joe Davidson
    Look behind the incredible speed of same-sex marriage judicial victories, including Monday’s Supreme Court decision, and you’ll find federal employees. They are not high-profile politicians or appointed officials. You won’t find them on the Sunday morning talk shows or in the national headlines. But they have been in the vanguard of the marriage equality movement even as they toil in their everyday, low-key jobs. The first lawsuit against the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which prevented the federal government from recognizing same-sex marriages, was filed in 2009 by a postal worker in Massachusetts.
  • Mormons Accept SCOTUS Same-Sex Marriage Decision While Catholic, GOP Groups May Continue To Fight

    10/08/2014 2:26:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 7, 2014 | Zoe Mintz
    The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says its doctrine on marriage will remain unchanged despite Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision that effectively legalized gay marriage in five states, including Utah, and opened the door for legalization in six more. “As far as the civil law is concerned, the courts have spoken,” the church said in a statement reacting to the Supreme Court’s decision. “Church leaders will continue to encourage our people to be persons of good will toward all, rejecting persecution of any kind based on race, ethnicity, religious belief or nonbelief, and differences in sexual orientation.” In...
  • Karl Rove is Ruining the GOP

    10/08/2014 2:41:59 AM PDT · by goodn'mad · 53 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | October 7, 2014 | Brent Bozell
    Karl Rove recently tried to advise Republicans on how the party can more effectively take back the Senate in November. He made two main suggestions. One was that Republican candidates must “make the case for electing someone new who will be a check and balance in the Senate on Mr. Obama and his agenda, rather than returning a Democratic loyalist who toes his line.” Rove’s second suggestion was that the party should “offer a positive, optimistic conservative agenda to make independents who disapprove of Mr. Obama comfortable voting Republican.” Rove is right on both counts, especially about offering a positive...
  • GOP cancels spending in Michigan Senate race

    10/07/2014 9:27:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 7, 2014 11:37 AM EDT | David Eggert
    Republicans are canceling TV ad spending planned for the final two weeks of Michigan’s U.S. Senate race, signaling that the GOP is investing in other races in its drive for the Senate majority. The National Republican Senatorial Committee pulled nearly $1 million in ads for the weeks of Oct. 21 and Oct. 28, according to a political operative who tracks ad spending. Democrat Gary Peters leads Republican Terri Lynn Land in Michigan. …
  • NHS/social care is at 'breaking point', govt warned

    10/07/2014 5:52:37 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    International-PharmaTimes ^ | October 6, 2014 | by SELINA MCKEE
    A band of healthcare professionals and charities has warned political leaders that health and social care services are at “breaking point” following “an era of unprecedented austerity”. “Signs of a system buckling under the twin crises of rising demand and flatlining budgets are everywhere,” they claim, highlighting a shortage of GPs, over-stretched maternity services, A&E departments missing waiting times, delayed cancer referrals, and a lack of mental health beds, as well as crippling costs of social care and failing dementia services.
  • Cruz: Supreme Court 'abdicating its duty'

    10/06/2014 3:22:22 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ben Kamisar
    Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on Monday slammed the Supreme Court for declining to hear appeals on lower court rulings that overturn same-sex marriage bans, calling the justices’ move “tragic and indefensible.” “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution,” he said in a statement. “The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws is astonishing.” On Monday, the Supreme Court decided not to hear challenges to lower court rulings on same-sex marriage...
  • Allowing Lower Court Rulings on Same-Sex Marriage to Stand-Tragic, Indefensible & Judicial Activism

    10/06/2014 3:23:04 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 98 replies
    Senator Ted Cruz Official Website ^ | October 6, 2014 | U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz
    WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, today issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court’s decision to reject requests from five States to review state laws that prohibit same-sex marriage. “The Supreme Court’s decision to let rulings by lower court judges stand that redefine marriage is both tragic and indefensible,” said Sen. Cruz. “By refusing to rule if the States can define marriage, the Supreme Court is abdicating its duty to uphold the Constitution. The fact that the Supreme Court Justices, without providing any explanation whatsoever, have permitted lower courts to strike down so many state marriage laws...
  • High Court Refuses To Rule -- and Gives Tacit Victory -- on Same Sex Marriage

    10/06/2014 2:50:11 PM PDT · by lbryce · 42 replies
    CNN ^ | October 6, 2014 | Ashley Fantz and Bill Mears,
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way Monday for legal same-sex marriages in five more states. The court refused to hear cases from the states -- Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia, Wisconsin and Indiana -- seeking to keep their same-sex marriage bans in place. Couples in some of those states began applying for marriage licenses just hours after the Supreme Court's decision. CNN affiliate WVEC in Norfolk, Virginia, captured a same-sex couple who rushed to fill out their marriage license documents. Officials in Virginia began issuing same-sex marriage licenses at 1 p.m. Monday. Tony London and Tim Bostic, two plaintiffs in Norfolk,...
  • Supreme Court Decision Will Lead to Gay Marriage in Five States. Why That’s Wrong. [actually 30]

    10/06/2014 11:52:38 AM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 10/6/2014 | Ryan T. Anderson
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review appeals from Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, Indiana and Wisconsin on the definition of marriage. This means that lower court rulings that struck down state marriage laws now will go into effect, forcing the redefinition of marriage in these states and potentially in other states in the 4th, 7th, and 10th circuits.This is an unfortunate setback for sound constitutional self-government and a setback for a healthy marriage culture.The truth of the matter is that the marriage laws in these five states—as in many states across our nation—are good laws that reflect the truth about...
  • Democracy died today in the USA: the Supreme Court (#SCOTUS) killed it

    10/06/2014 9:22:07 AM PDT · by Teófilo · 54 replies
    Vivificat - From Contemplation to Action ^ | 6 October 2014 | Teófilo de Jesús (@vivificat)
    Brethren, Peace to you all in Jesus Christ, our Supreme, Merciful Judge. This is in the news at this time: WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30...
  • High court denies gay marriage appeals [legal immediately in IN, OK, UT, VA and WI]

    10/06/2014 7:07:01 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 211 replies
    AP ^ | 10/06/2014 | Mark Sherman
    he Supreme Court has turned away appeals from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions. The justices on Monday did not comment in rejecting appeals from Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin. The court's order immediately ends delays on marriage in those states. Couples in six other states should be able to get married in short order. That would make same-sex marriage legal in 30 states and the District of Columbia. But the justices have left unresolved for now the question of same-sex marriage nationwide.
  • Romney: It’s Time For Obama ‘To Apologize To America’

    10/04/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    A victory by Terri Lynn Land in Michigan’s Senate race in November is important to winning back Republican control of the chamber, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters during a GOP rally Thursday in his native state. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, said it has been a tough time for the country since that election. “It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters. But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in the person of Land, who “will make...
  • Ted Nugent blames 'plague of black violence' on 'Fedzilla welfare crack program'

    10/03/2014 7:50:33 AM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 32 replies
    Big News Network ^ | 10/3/2014 | Staff
    Washington -- Ted Nugent, known by now more for his outspoken political views than his career as a rock singer, is making waves with a new column wading into the debate around Ferguson Mo., and race. Nugent, riffing on the shooting of a Ferguson police officer who was investigating a break-in - an event unrelated to the death of Michael Brown - blamed "liberalism and their insane cult of denial" for a "plauge of black violence." "It is liberalism that engineered and created the very conditions that have decimated and destroyed black American families and their communities," he writes in...
  • Who says Jeb can't survive the primaries? (Spew-worthy)

    10/02/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Matt Bai, national political columnist
    So I've been catching up on all the latest accumulation of Washington wisdom — or, at least, all the wisdom that I can accumulate in a Twitter feed — and now I totally get why no one other than Rand Paul or Ted Cruz or the reincarnated Pat Buchanan can possibly win the Republican nomination in 2016. (Actually, Pat's alive and well — it's just that he's on the McLaughlin Group. My bad.) You see, the party's base voters — the ones who turn out to vote in primaries and caucuses — are too completely off the rails to nominate...
  • Will GOP establishment even allow Cruz to run?

    10/02/2014 5:16:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    OneNewsNow ^ | October 2, 2014 | Chad Groening
    Despite his showing in polls of conservatives, it's not a done deal the Republican establishment is going to allow Ted Cruz the opportunity to mount a serious challenge in 2016 – if he chooses to run for the presidency.For the second straight year, the first-term senator from Texas won the presidential straw poll at the Values Voter Summit sponsored over the weekend by FRC Action, the legislative arm of Family Research Council. Cruz garnered 25 percent of the vote this year, with Dr. Ben Carson finishing second with almost 20 percent. Last year Cruz garnered 42 percent. Connie Mackey, president...
  • IS Exclusive: Secret Service Agent Leaked President’s Campaign Stops

    10/02/2014 5:04:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    InsideSources ^ | October 1, 2014 | Shawn McCoy
    As scandal continues to envelop the Secret Service, InsideSources has learned of a security failure leading up to the 2012 election. Multiple sources inside the Romney presidential campaign confirm that a Secret Service agent provided details of President Obama’s schedule several days prior to the President’s campaign stops becoming public. While sources involved in other presidential campaigns tell InsideSources that Secret Service detail assigned to each campaign will sometimes disclose private and personal information about those they are assigned to protect to opposing campaign staff, this instance in particular is very revealing of failures inside the Secret Service. In the...
  • 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. Romney’s 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: “We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race. We’ll see what happens.”

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scout’s 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 wasn’t 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...
  • Right Hopes to Unite in 2016: As many as four candidates could contest the social conservative bloc

    09/30/2014 6:16:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    US News & World Report's The Run 2016 ^ | September 30, 2014 | David Catanese
    Part of Mitt Romney's success in securing the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 bore out of the fact that he benefited from the spoils of a divided faction on the right. If Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich were ever able to consolidate the sum of their supporters around one of them, Romney's path to victory could have faced great peril. This calculation is weighing heavy on the minds of social conservatives as they look for a horse to ride in 2016. With an adviser to Sen. Ted Cruz telling National Journal Monday the Texas freshman is "90 percent" likely to...
  • 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. Romney’s evolving potential candidacy as “The road from ‘I’m 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,...
  • What the Romney boomlet says about the establishment GOP's feeble 2016 field

    09/29/2014 8:38:47 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 38 replies
    theweek.com ^ | 9/29/14 | W. James Antle III
    Two-time presidential loser Mitt Romney's sprawling network of consultants and aides is sitting tight, waiting for the former Massachusetts governor to decide whether he wants to run for president a third time. Romney, who until recently had long denied any true interest in another bid, is reportedly talking the idea over with his family. Ann Romney isn't exactly denying it. Former running mate Paul Ryan, thought to be a possible presidential contender himself, is almost encouraging it. And Romney himself declined to close the door on the possibility in an interview with Romneyphile Hugh Hewitt. As I write this, an...
  • Why We’re Talking About Mitt Romney

    09/26/2014 2:02:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 25, 2014 | Ross Douthat
    I’ve been mostly ignoring the various “Romney 2016!” trial balloons floated by various parties over the last six months or so (including by some of my dear friends, alas), but now that someone as sober and well-informed as Byron York has weighed in with a “this could happen” column, it’s worth saying something about why the possibility keeps coming up. Part of the answer can be found in Henry Olsen’s helpful analysis, from earlier this year, of how exactly Republican presidential primaries tend to shake out. Olsen offered a four-group typology of G.O.P. primary voters — secular conservatives, religious conservatives,...
  • Palin to campaign for tea-party longshot in tight Landrieu/Cassidy Louisiana Senate race

    09/26/2014 12:22:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 26, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Probably not fatal to the GOP’s hopes of retaking this seat, but not helpful either. Per Becket Adams, since when do tea partiers describe rich people as “the one percent”? [Palin] is slated to appear at a Saturday event organized around [Rob] Maness’s “#OneofUs” campaign, a campaign intended to frame the candidate as an average Louisianan in contrast to the GOP front-runner in the race, Rep. Bill Cassidy, and Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-La.), both of whom Maness has characterized as out-of-touch Washington elites. “If you could sum up this campaign, it’s two of them vs. one of us,” a source...
  • Romney 2016 is for real

    09/25/2014 6:58:45 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 24, 2014 | Byron York
    Is Mitt Romney, who ran for the Republican presidential nomination and lost in 2008, ran again and won the nomination but lost the general election in 2012, really thinking about running yet again for president in 2016? Many Republicans have simply assumed not. Romney has seemed to discourage such talk in media appearances, and there has been a general belief that after losing as the party's nominee, the 67 year-old Romney would return to private life for good. That belief is wrong. Romney is talking with advisers, consulting with his family, keeping a close eye on the emerging '16 Republican...
  • Video: The obligatory “Ann Romney not ruling out a Mitt 2016 run” post

    09/24/2014 10:44:13 AM PDT · by Bratch · 22 replies
    Hot Air ^ | SEPTEMBER 24, 2014 | Allahpundit
    C’mon, you know I had to blog it. I’m thisclose to starting an official RomneyWatch™ feature for this subject on Hot Air. Although, given the conditions she lays out in the clip, I should probably call it JebWatch™ instead. (JebWatch™ alert: He’s headed to the early primary stateof South Carolina next month to raise money for Nikki Haley.)If memory serves, Ann was the Romney who was most adamantly opposed to Mitt running again in 2012. The 2008 campaign had been disappointing, grueling physically and emotionally, and she didn’t want the family to endure another ordeal. She came around eventually. You would think...
  • Mitt Romney in 2016? ‘We Will See,’ Says His Wife Ann

    09/24/2014 5:45:20 AM PDT · by C19fan · 82 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2014 | Eddie Scarry
    Ann Romney on Tuesday added a little more fuel to speculation that her husband, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, may make a third run for the White House. On Fox News’s Cavuto, Ann was asked about a scenario in which former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, a moderate Republican and a potential 2016 candidate in his own right, decides not to run. “Well, we will see, won’t we, Neil?” Ann said to show host Neil Cavuto. “I think Jeb probably will end up running, myself… He’s probably looking at it very carefully.”
  • Biden On Romney In 2012: “Ready To Go To War” With Syria

    09/23/2014 9:07:47 AM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/22/14 | Breitbart TV
    During the 2012 vice-presidential debate, Vice President Joe Biden criticized then-Republican presidential nominee former Gov. Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) statements that he would do more in Syria by asking Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) if he favored “putting American aircraft in their airspace.” “Now, every time the governor is asked about this, he doesn't say any, he say, he goes up with a whole lot of verbiage, but when he gets pressed, he says, no, he would not do anything different then we are doing now. Are they proposing putting American troops on the ground, putting American aircraft in...
  • Biden 2012: Romney Wants to Go to War with Syria

    09/23/2014 9:03:36 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 1 replies
    The National Review ^ | 09/23/14 | Ian Tuttle
    “He [Romney] said it was a mistake to end the war in Iraq and bring all of our warriors home,” Biden told an audience in York, Penn., on September 2, 2012. “He said it was a mistake to set an end date for our warriors in Afghanistan and bring them home. He implies by the speech that he’s ready to go to war in Syria and Iran.” Biden also scoffed at Romney for his tough talk about Russia: “He wants to move from cooperation to confrontation with Putin’s Russia. And these guys say the president’s out of touch?”
  • Rubio: We Need Romney’s Foreign Policy

    09/18/2014 5:03:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | September 17, 2014 | Josh Rogin
    The Florida senator is warning about the threat of big powers like Russia and the need for a bigger U.S. military. If that sounds a lot like Romney to you, you're paying attention. Senator Marco Rubio has a foreign policy vision that looks a lot like what Mitt Romney put forward in his 2012 presidential campaign. It wasn’t so long ago that Obama was ridiculing Romney for calling Russian America’s number one geopolitical foe and complaining that the Navy had fewer ships any time since World War I. “Well, Governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature...
  • #NCSEN: Only 45% of the white vote FOR Tillis?

    09/18/2014 3:56:38 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 34 replies
    The Daily Haymaker ^ | Brant Clifton
    We posted earlier about the Fox News poll of this race. Digging into the cross-tabs led us to discover a really interesting stat. Hagan, the Democrat, is drawing 33 percent of the white vote — which can be expected for a Democrat candidate in this state and this day and age. Democrats tend to make up for that deficit with a huge turnout by blacks and other minorities. The astonishing thing is that Tillis, the Republican, is only drawing 45 percent of the white vote.