Free Republic 4th Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $20,730
24%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 24% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: romney2lose

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Diane Sawyer Versus 'Too Rich' Romney

    04/18/2012 4:16:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 18, 2012 | Brent Bozell
    Republican strategists should generally be wary of campaign advice from liberals -- and when it's from the media, generally becomes definitely. Washington Post political writer Chris Cillizza recently suggested Mitt Romney's general-election strategy should start with getting a "positive first introduction" to voters through the liberal media because "only the national media can provide that megaphone and serve as a sort of validator for him." How hard did he laugh after he wrote that? No Republican should think he could end-run the liberal media establishment entirely and not suffer damage. Ask Dick Cheney. On the other hand, no Republican can...
  • Can Romney Expand His Map Into the Northeast?

    04/16/2012 7:51:46 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 23 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | April 15, 2012 | Scott Conroy
    In 2008, Barack Obama utilized demographic shifts, his campaign's unprecedented financial resources, and his unique political profile to expand dramatically the electoral map for a Democratic presidential nominee, carrying formerly deep-red states like North Carolina, Indiana and Virginia. Four years later, Mitt Romney may have reason to believe that he can make competitive a state or two thought to be safely in the Democratic column. ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ While Romney strategists declined to comment on their electoral tactics, advisers close to the campaign are privately skeptical that they can afford to mount anything more than a token effort in the Northeast --...
  • McCain: I think Palin should be the VP nominee

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | APRIL 4, 2012 | TINA KORBE
    Yesterday, Sarah Palin emphasized in her interview with Matt Lauer that whoever becomes the GOP nominee should not play it safe in his selection of a vice presidential running mate. She declined to answer outright whether she thinks this year’s VP nominee should have more experience on the national stage than she did in 2008, but she did say she thinks the presidential nominee should “go rogue” with his pick. Former GOP presidential nominee John McCain backed up those statements today with this: On CBS’s This Morning, McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee, was asked whether he agreed with his former...
  • PPP AZ and MI Tracking Real Time Update: Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona

    02/26/2012 5:33:18 PM PST · by lilyfreeper · 55 replies
    No #s yet, just some tidbits: I'd expect Michigan results between 10 and 11 tonight, and Arizona results between midnight and 1 AM (all eastern) Early observations on today's polls: Michigan still pretty close, but Romney headed for a huge win in Arizona. It looks like Romney has banked about a 30 point lead among early voters in Arizona and they're more than half the electorate. From the findings I didn't expect file: Babeu still seen more favorably than not by Arizona Republicans. Santorum's favorability numbers not what they were a week ago- the shine is finally wearing off with...
  • RNC spokesman says chances of brokered convention same as 'space alien attack'

    02/17/2012 3:59:55 AM PST · by Flotsam_Jetsome · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 2/16/2012 | Kerry Picket
    Although there is much talk among political observers about the possibility of a brokered GOP convention in Tampa, Republican National Committee Communications Director Sean Spicer is not buying it. "The last time we had a brokered convention was in the 1940’s, and we’re four contests in that have awarded delegates," Mr. Spicer told me on Wednesday. "We are four weeks and four states into a process. I get that it’s the buzz, but I literally spend as much time worrying if some space alien attack happens."
  • Brokered Convention: Romney's Plan B and the Anti-Romney's Strategy

    02/09/2012 8:16:10 PM PST · by parksstp · 16 replies
    Google Docs ^ | 02-10-2012 | parksstp
    If you are a Newt Gingrich or Rick Santorum supporter, be concerned, be very concerned about the prospects of a brokered convention. While it’s still too early to see where the delegate math will fall once all the voting concludes in June, some things are beginning to take form. For one, the Gingrich team has finally come to the realization that they need Rick Santorum to stay in the race after all. This is because they are NOT confident that were Santorum to drop out, that Gingrich would receive an absolute majority of Santorum’s earned soft delegates. Hence, you see...
  • Turnout Proves That Mitt Really Did Scorch the Earth

    02/09/2012 2:32:12 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 34 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/9/2012 | C. Edmund Wright
    The real story of the three results from Tuesday night is not that Rick Santorum picked up some wins -- though that is big. No, the real story is that three states held votes and nobody came. Almost nobody, that is. Consider that the total turnout for Missouri, Colorado, and Minnesota combined was barely over half of the turnout of South Carolina alone and -- worse yet -- barely over half the turnout for the same three states in 2008.
  • An uninspiring Mitt Romney will impale the GOP and give Barack Obama 4 more years…

    02/07/2012 8:39:36 AM PST · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-12 | Vince
    What is Mitt Romney doing in the Republican Party? (Although a better question might by why has the Republican Party strayed so far to the left that a guy like Mitt Romney could be its standard bearer…) Everyone knows the story of Mitt Romney. He ran Bain Capital and financed a number of new businesses and helped rescue others. True, he and Bain failed a few times, but Bain Capital did what it was supposed to do, which is make money for its shareholders. At the end of the day Bain Capital was a net plus in that it actually...
  • Conservatives Cautious in Embracing Romney

    02/05/2012 10:18:43 AM PST · by Steelfish · 57 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | February 05, 2012 | Eric Morath
    FEBRUARY 5, 2012 Conservatives Cautious in Embracing Romney By Eric Morath Evangelical Christians and tea-party supporters, key members of the Republican base, will continue take their time in warming up to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney, a key conservative leader said on Sunday. “There is not going to be that enthusiasm among the base” for Mr. Romney, said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian organization. “The focus now is on the House and the Senate and expanding conservative majorities” in Congress, he said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” suggesting some conservatives are growing weary...
  • Romney Supported by Three Moderate GOP Presidential Losers--and this is supposed to help?

    01/27/2012 12:01:51 PM PST · by kristinn · 9 replies
    Friday, January 27, 2012 | Kristinn
    Mitt Romney, whose liberal past and questionable conservative credentials are at the heart of his problems securing the Republican presidential nomination, is being supported by three prior Republican nominees--all of whom lost their bids for the presidency while running as moderates.Sen. John McCain, the 2008 nominee who lost to Barack Obama, endorsed Romney on January 4 heading into the New Hampshire primary.Former Sen. Bob Dole, the 1996 nomineee who lost to Bill Clinton, endorsed Romney in December before the Iowa caucus.Former President George H.W. Bush, who lost to Bill Clinton in 1992, 'unofficially' endorsed Romney in December in remarks to...
  • Gingrich Surges To Lead In Poll

    01/26/2012 4:13:09 PM PST · by VinL · 50 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 1-27-12 | Neil King
    Newt Gingrich is outpacing Mitt Romney by a comfortable margin among Republican voters nationwide, but also is showing evidence of the vulnerabilities that could hurt the former House speaker in a general election, according to the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll. With the two rivals fighting it out in Florida after Mr. Gingrich's big South Carolina victory last week, the poll found Republicans nationwide favoring Mr. Gingrich 37% to 28% over Mr. Romney. GOP voters gave the former House speaker high marks for knowledge and experience, while they continued to harbor doubts about Mr. Romney's positions on the issues...
  • Romney bets he can win Iowa without support from social conservatives

    11/23/2011 6:24:48 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 24 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-23 | Niall Stanage
    After months of uncertainty, Mitt Romney has decided to roll the dice and go for a win in the Iowa caucus. But the former governor is betting that he can triumph in the state without any significant support from social conservatives — normally a vital voting bloc — and is making no real effort to win them over.
  • Romney tries to prove he can win without actually being wanted (waging war of attrition)

    11/21/2011 3:03:39 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 29 replies
    Montreal Gazette ^ | November 21, 2011 | SHELDON ALBERTS
    From the W moment he launched his presidential campaign on a windy New Hampshire morning in June, Willard Mitt Romney has been the acknowledged front-runner in the Republican race. He has raised more money, earned more support from his party's establishment, hired more paid staff and secured more endorsements than any of the seven other "major" GOP candidates. There is but one nagging thing keeping Romney from being dubbed the "inevitable" GOP nominee in 2012 - a solid 75 per cent of the voters in his party simply cannot stand the guy. "He is cold gravy," said Stephen Schneck, a...
  • Romney, Gingrich Now Top Choices for GOP Nomination

    11/21/2011 1:50:35 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    Gallup ^ | November 21, 2011 | Jeffery M. Jones
    PRINCETON, NJ -- Republicans are most likely to name Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich as their first choice for their party's 2012 presidential nomination, with Herman Cain close behind. Among all Republicans nationwide, Romney is the choice of 20% and Gingrich 19%. Among Republican registered voters, Gingrich is at 22% and Romney at 21%. [snip] ....Implications With the first official nominating contest, the Iowa caucuses, now just six weeks away, there is no clear national front-runner for the Republican nomination....
  • Tea party faithful bemoan Romney, hope for Cain victory

    11/05/2011 10:52:15 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 61 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | 2011-11-05 | Adam C. Smith
    DAYTONA BEACH -- At the Florida Tea Party Convention Saturday, you could find buttons calling for Marco Rubio to be on the presidential ticket, t-shirts declaring that Barack Obama has made communism cool again, and freeze-dried foods to last up to 25 years in case society collapses. Scarce among the hundreds of conservative activists gathered in Daytona Beach? Any enthusiasm for Mitt Romney, the man widely expected to win the Republican presidential nomination. “The party establishment has wanted Romney all along, and they’ve been pushing him on us,” lamented James Koll of Fort Dodge, Iowa, who said he would support...
  • (Chameleon) Mitt Romney: 'I've been as consistent as human beings can be'

    11/05/2011 10:38:59 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 42 replies
    The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-03 | Alicia M. Cohn
    Mitt Romney, under fire from all sides on the strength of his political convictions, said Thursday he has been as consistent as a person can be during his political career. "I've been as consistent as human beings can be," the presidential candidate said in a meeting with the editorial board of New Hampshire's Seacoast Media Group. "I cannot state every single issue in exactly the same words every single time, and so there are some folks who, obviously, for various political and campaign purposes will try and find some change and try to draw great attention to something which looks...
  • Google Apparently Doesn't Like Romney's Chances: THE PHRASE 'ROMNEY CAN WIN' DOESN'T ...

    10/28/2011 8:03:07 PM PDT · by delacoert · 23 replies
    Newser ^ | Oct 28, 201 | John Johnson
    Mitt Romney can't catch a break. First George Will dumps on him, and now it looks like Google's search engine isn't a big fan. The folks at Slate's Browbeat blog have noticed that when users type the phrase "Romney can win" into the search bar, they get this suggestion: "Did you mean: Romney can't win" Romney is the only candidate who gets the treatment, though this appears to be an innocent quirk of the algorithms and not some sinister Google bomb. Of course, it's nothing compared to Rick Santorum's Google troubles.
  • 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.
  • Why Herman Cain Has The Potential To...Win

    10/26/2011 6:41:00 PM PDT · by fightinJAG · 39 replies
    Forbes ^ | Oct. 24, 2011 | Richard Miniter
    Pretending that Romney is the real frontrunner, the pundits and the press contend that the 2012 GOP presidential contest will be a re-run of the GOP 2008 race: the establishmentarian who is next in line will win. This is a prejudice masquerading as an insight. Yes, that’s been the Republican pattern, arguably, since 1968. And Romney may well win the nomination: he’s got mountains of money from donors, an impressive team in key primary states, a near-flawless performance in debates and an array of White House-quality policy advisers. Still, Romney seems to hit a ceiling of roughly 25% in nearly...
  • Romney’s Lead Slipping in New Hamsphire Primary Recent Poll

    10/23/2011 8:19:07 AM PDT · by justsaynomore · 61 replies
    New Hampshire Primary ^ | 10/21/11 | Insider Advantage
    The New Hampshire Primary is a must win for hometown Mitt Romney, but the sudden surge of Herman Cain has now put a threat to Romney’s huge lead in New Hampshire. In a recent Insider Advantage poll Herman Cain rose to 24% while Romney has fallen to 39%. Romney has been as high as 45% in previous polls. Romney has been slipping in recent New Hampshire polls, some believe due to his pressure to move the Nevada Caucus ahead of the New Hampshire Primary. mitt-romney-town-hall-new-hampshire A win for Herman Cain in Iowa could give him the momentum to make the...
  • Latest Romney backer is … Christine O’Donnell?

    10/22/2011 1:07:12 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | OCTOBER 20, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It’s not quite an endorsement in the literal sense, but when someone donates out of her own pocket to a candidate’s campaign and then defends him in the media, there’s not much nuance in that position. Christine O’Donnell lashed out at conservative critics of Mitt Romney after making a $250 donation to his campaign, and told ABC News that she might decide to max out her personal contribution. As for her endorsement, O’Donnell says she’s “70 percent” behind Romney at the moment: Christine O’Donnell, the former Republican Senate candidate and a Tea Party favorite during the 2010 election, said in...
  • No Mitt, No Más

    10/22/2011 3:20:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 39 replies
    American Thinker ^ | October 22, 2011 | Chet Arthur
    ...Mitt Romney is basing his campaign on his superior business savvy. Good thing, since we would not want to look too closely at RomneyCare in Massachusetts. It not only embraced the unconstitutional individual mandate, but it extended coverage for abortion in the Bay State. Romney says he does not want to sign the Susan B. Anthony pledge to defund all outfits that kill the unborn. Why? Because that would cut off federal funds to hospitals that do abortions. Yet, he doubtless believes he can sell us on "building a culture of life." That lovely phrase from the late Pope John...
  • Electoral Math Update: Why Obama wants Romney, Perry

    10/19/2011 10:35:19 PM PDT · by parksstp · 23 replies · 1+ views
    270 to win dot com ^ | 10--20-2011 | Parksstp
    The Link above says it all. This is the Map that President Obama and his team of political advisors will strive for in 2012. With the economy further deteriorating, his chances of re-election seem bleak. But the Electoral College provides one clear, very plausible path to reelection. In essence, the strategy is the following: (1) Hold the Solid Blue states that have not voted Republican in the last 24 years (2) Maintain the gains made in Hispanic Voters By AND (3) Using the Weakness of Romney/Perry in a particular State to keep it Blue (4) Cede the “Fickle 5” (as...
  • 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>
  • Romney's rise challenges tea party's clout in GOP (BARF ALERT)

    10/15/2011 9:27:00 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 30 replies
    AP ^ | 2011-10-15 | Charles Babington
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's early success in the Republican presidential race is challenging the tea party's clout. Will it continue to pull the GOP sharply right? Will it slowly fade? Or merge with mainstream Republican elements in a nod to pragmatism, something it's hardly known for? On the surface, Romney's strength seems at odds with the tea party's fiery success in ousting Republicans seen as compromisers, and in making the House GOP caucus more ideological, even when its leaders plead for flexibility. Romney defends the government's 2008 bank bailouts, plus the mandated health insurance he initiated as Massachusetts governor....
  • Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)

    10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 158 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 2011-10-14 | Gloria Borger
    After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease. That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee. Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There...
  • 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...
  • A Pledge Never to Vote for Romney: Send a Message to the GOP

    09/12/2011 4:22:19 PM PDT · by xzins · 381 replies · 1+ views
    Vanity | September 12, 2011 | Xzins
    Romney is Obama-Lite. Take the simple pledge: I will not vote for Romney for any reason.
  • Can Mitt Romney Escape His Romneycare Albatross?

    09/01/2011 5:24:41 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 27 replies
    CATO / Forbes ^ | 2011-08-29 | Doug Bandow
    Health care remains one of President Barack Obama's greatest political weaknesses. The issue remains an equally serious problem for Republican Mitt Romney. President Obama's program to centralize medical decision-making in Washington remains as unpopular as ever. Insurers are raising premiums and canceling policies. The president's promise that Americans can keep their existing coverage has turned out to be void. Health care providers and insurers are cutting back operations and dropping jobs to comply with the new law. Washington has been forced to issue temporary waivers — over 1400, as of mid-June — to moderate the legislation's impact. Moreover, ObamaCare has...
  • Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill

    06/02/2011 9:51:12 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 84 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 19 Minutes ago | Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray
    Palin fires shot at Romney at Bunker Hill By NBC's Shawna Thomas, Alex Moe, and Mark Murray In remarks made at Bunker Hill in Massachusetts -- of all places -- Sarah Palin fired a shot at Mitt Romney over the health-care mandate that Romney signed into law in the state in 2006.The remarks came just before Romney formally announces his presidential bid in nearby New Hampshire, which Palin also plans to visit later today."In my opinion, any mandate coming from government is not a good thing, so obviously ... there will be more the explanation coming from former governor, Romney,...
  • 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...
  • It’s hard to win when your motto is ‘It’s my turn’ (Milt Romney the Bob Dole of '12?)

    05/22/2011 5:19:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 22, 2011 | Joseph Curl
    Once upon a time there was a president, wavering in popularity. He was deemed by some political pundits as “highly beatable.” He had just done his whole thing with health care, which left voters fuming, and two years before the presidential election, Republicans picked up a slew of seats in the House, taking control. But then, the Republican Party did the unthinkable: It gave the nomination to a guy because it was essentially “his turn,” and the candidate got shellacked by the incumbent Democratic president. That president was Bill Clinton; the “It’s His Turn” candidate was Bob Dole; the year,...
  • Republicans defend party chairwoman (Massachusetts)

    12/29/2010 4:04:20 AM PST · by massmike · 10 replies
    bostonherald.com ^ | 12/29/2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Republican politicians rushed to defend Massachusetts GOP Chairwoman Jennifer Nassour yesterday, after she told the Herald she deserves another chance as she prepares to fight off a challenger in the new year. State Rep. Jeff Perry (R-Sandwich), who failed in his bid to win an open seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Nassour has done the best she could for the party. “I think the party in Massachusetts is heading in a new direction, and I think it’s going to get better as we head into the next election,” Perry said. He said he doesn’t blame Nassour for...
  • Mitt Romney: ‘If You See Me On Fox News, I’ve Decided To Run For President’

    12/02/2010 8:46:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 47 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 12/2/10 | Colby Hall
    Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is also a presumptive candidate for President in the 2012 election, which was a topic of conversation on The Tonight Show last night. Host Jay Leno opened the light, if not somewhat boring interview with questions about a potential White House bid, to which Romney replied, “If you ever see me sign up for a gig on Fox News, it’ll be a clear indication that I’ve decided to run for president,” adding “that’s not in the cards anytime soon, thanks.” It was a gentle yet pointed dig at the cable news channel who includes on...
  • Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012

    11/30/2010 3:23:19 AM PST · by Rome2000 · 139 replies · 1+ views
    AOL News ^ | 11/29/10 | Michael Medved
    Opinion: History Says Mitt's the Man for 2012 Michael Medved Contributor AOL News (Nov. 29) -- Conventional wisdom says the battle for the GOP nomination in 2012 is wide open and unpredictable, but Republican history suggests that there is an obvious front runner who is nearly certain to represent his party in the presidential race. For nearly 70 years -- long before most of the current contenders were even born -- GOP leaders and primary voters have displayed a shockingly consistent tendency to pick a candidate whose previous national campaign, whether successful or not, suggested it was "his turn." This...
  • Sarah Palin circles around ol’ Mitt Romney

    11/29/2010 10:11:37 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 44 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 30, 2010 | Hillary Chabot
    Former Bay State Gov. Mitt Romney is looking to recapture the limelight from pop culture and new media megastar Sarah Palin when he sits down with “Tonight Show” retread Jay Leno tomorrow night in a move some GOP observers dismiss as straight out of TV’s dark ages. “On the hipness scale, this is far from Bristol Palin on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ It’s more like Richard Nixon on ‘Laugh In,’ ” scoffed Democratic consultant Scott Ferson.
  • Tea Partiers dump on Romney’s health care

    11/17/2010 8:06:13 PM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 50 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | 2010-11-17 | Hillary Chabot & Dave Wedge
    Former Gov. Mitt Romney will have to grapple with the growing political clout of Tea Party activists — many of whom are steaming mad about his role in Massachusetts’ universal health care — as he gears up for a likely 2012 GOP presidential bid, party activists said yesterday. “It’s gonna be something he’s going to have to explain — and it might just be a disaster for him,” said Christen Varley, president of the Greater Boston Tea Party.
  • The GOP can't be led by Sarah Palin. But can it live without her? (From Client #9's sidekick)

    11/09/2010 10:58:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 10, 2010 | Kathleen Parker [WaPo's CINO]
    Despite its considerable gains in the midterm elections, the GOP has a problem looming in the margins named Sarah Palin. She who can rouse the base like none other is now She to Whom Respect Must Be Paid. Like it or not. Many within the so-called party establishment don't quite know what to do about Palin. She's adored by Tea Partyers, to whom she conveniently attached herself as soon as she sensed a shift in the air. A rogue like Palin isn't going to let a rogue movement fill a stadium - or a desert - without her. She also...
  • Romney: ‘To Get Health Care to Work Like a Market’ (Romneycare BS Alert)

    11/01/2010 10:07:35 PM PDT · by indianrightwinger · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | Robert Costa
    Romney: ‘To Get Health Care to Work Like a Market’ November 1, 2010 10:23 P.M. By Robert Costa The former governor defends the Bay State’s health-care program on Hannity (rush transcript): Hannity: Obviously, the country has rejected Obamacare, nationalized health care, socialized medicine. And you’ve made a very strong defense that there was no similarity, in your mind, and that there were grave differences, and I wanted to give you an opportunity to explain to some people who have been critical of you, what are those differences in the health care? Romney: Well, obviously there are some similarities and there...
  • Romney backs O'Donnell

    09/15/2010 9:48:04 AM PDT · by maggief · 117 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 15, 2010 | Ben Smith
    EXCERPT "Now is the time for Republicans to rally behind their nominee, Christine O'Donnell. She ran an impressive campaign. I believe it is important we support her so we can win back the U.S. Senate this fall."
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope [If Mitt's the answer, what was the fool question?]

    07/28/2010 9:49:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Boston Herald ^ | July 29, 2010 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • Mitt Romney, you’re our only hope

    07/28/2010 9:55:03 PM PDT · by pissant · 64 replies · 3+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | 7/29/10 | Margery Eagan
    So Mitt Romney - the venture capitalist guru who never sweats - leads all Republicans in a new Zogby poll that has him within striking distance of Obama, 45-43. Can anyone be surprised? The economy’s a mess. We’re basket cases over keeping jobs and homes. Obama’s reduced to courting Whoopi and Barbara Walters today on “The View,” hoping a cozy chat will reassure the wives of independents and/or Tea Party sympathizers who’ve abandoned the president in droves. Close your eyes. Envision, for a second, the best known GOP contenders: Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul. On the Ward...
  • Oh my: Palin 28, Romney 18, Gingrich 17, Huckabee 13

    07/23/2010 6:37:48 PM PDT · by TitansAFC · 106 replies · 3+ views
    Hot Air ^ | 7-23-10 | Allahpundit
    Via Conservatives 4 Palin, not only is this the best poll I’ve seen for her this year, it comes from the august precincts of The Economist. Dude, is this happening? Sarah Palin 28% Mitt Romney 18% Newt Gingrich 17% Mike Huckabee 13% Mitch Daniels 4% Tim Pawlenty 1% Mike Pence 1% Haley Barbour 1% John Thune 1% No preference 17% That’s a sample of Republicans, natch. Among tea-partiers, specifically, it’s Palin 26, Romney 19, Gingrich 16, and Huckabee 14. (Mitt does better among tea-partiers than among the GOP generally?) She also leads among a sample of all voters, albeit by...
  • Poll: Ex-Obama Voters Like Romney

    07/16/2010 2:57:19 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 69 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | Friday, 16 Jul 2010 09:52 AM | By: Dan Weil
    A new poll from Public Policy Polling shows President Obama trailing Mitt Romney, Mike Huckabee and Newt Gingrich in support for the 2012 presidential election. Ex-Massachusetts Gov. Romney leads by 46 to 43 percent, ex-Arkansas Gov. Huckabee by 47 to 45 percent and ex-House Speaker Newt Gingrich by 46 to 45 percent. Obama is tied with ex-Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at 46 percent. The only potential Republican candidate he leads is lesser-known Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer, 44 to 36 percent. The president’s numbers are the worst ever in Public Policy Polling’s monthly survey. But the poll respondents didn’t express much...
  • The Price of RomneyCare [small businesses and their employees "hit particularly hard"]

    07/09/2010 1:35:40 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 13 replies
    Reason ^ | 07/08/10 | Peter Suderman
    With health insurance premiums in Massachusetts rising by double-digits each year and the state boasting the nation’s high premium prices, there’s been little question about whether or not Bay State’s 2006 health care overhaul contributed to the spike in health insurance premiums. The only thing we haven’t known is how much of the state’s rising premium costs can be blamed on the model for ObamaCare. But a recent study by economists John F. Cogan and Daniel Kessler of Stanford and Glenn Hubbard of Columbia attempts to quantify what we’ve known for a while: the health care overhaul in Massachusetts has...
  • Romney Campaign to Surrender Evangelicals in 2012

    07/07/2010 8:21:33 PM PDT · by colorcountry · 62 replies
    Religion Dispatches ^ | 7/07/10 | Joanna Brooks
    Word from inside the Mitt Romney 2012 presidential campaign team is that Romney will abandon his 2008 strategy of seeking to win over social conservatives—evangelical or born-again Christians—for whom his Mormonism is a major deterrent. In 2008, the Romney campaign had hoped the candidate’s clean-cut, family-man profile would be enough to win over socially conservative Christians, many of whom harbor deep misgivings about Mormonism fed in large part by a thirty-year campaign of “spiritual warfare” against Mormonism begun in the 1980s at Fuller Theological Seminary under the auspices of its anti-“cult” ministries. Romney’s 2008 candidacy was consistently shadowed not only...
  • (Video) MSNBC Matthews: 'Media Will Try To Destroy Her...Win GOP Nod...Beats The Hell Of Out Romney

    07/07/2010 6:38:32 AM PDT · by MaxCUA · 17 replies
    Appearing on Morning Joe, the Hardball host predicted that Sarah Palin would seek the Republican presidential nomination, and painted a path to victory for her.  In a moment of candor, Matthews admitted that "the media will try to destroy her, of course." Matthews saw a scenario in which evangelicals would sweep Sarah to victory in the Iowa GOP primary. She would
  • Emergency room visits grow in Mass. New insurance law did not reduce number of users

    07/04/2010 6:02:46 AM PDT · by Leisler · 10 replies · 1+ views
    Boston.Com ^ | July 4, 2010 | Liz Kowalczyk
    The number of people visiting hospital emergency rooms has climbed in Massachusetts, despite the enactment of nearly universal health insurance that some hoped would reduce expensive emergency department use. ....according to a report from the Division of Health Care Finance and Policy, expanded coverage may have contributed to the rise in emergency room visits,.....
  • Ranking the most influential Republicans (Haley Barbour #1)

    07/03/2010 10:22:47 AM PDT · by yongin · 40 replies
    WaPO ^ | July 2, 2010 | Chris Cillizza
    Since we began ranking the 10 most influential Republican leaders early last year, we've made sure to note that this Line is not to be taken as an early ranking of the 2012 field. More and more, however, it is. As the 2010 election now stands less than four months away, the 2012 jockeying has begun in earnest with potential presidential candidates seeking to out-endorse and out-stump one another. The current leaders in that game are former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, who are both doling out cash by the bucketful through their respective PACs. Increasingly...
  • PALIN VS ROMNEY: All that glitters is not gold

    06/28/2010 3:09:13 PM PDT · by techno · 56 replies
    PPP poll | June 28, 2010 | techno
    Comparison between first state poll taken in Colorado (3/11), Texas (2/26), and Pennsylvania (4/09) and the second state poll taken (Colorado mid May and TX and PA today)with regards to changing political fortunes of Mitt Romney: FIRST SECOND NET COLORADO 44% (IST) 25% (2ND) -19 TEXAS 32% (1ST) 18% (3RD) -14 PENNSYLVANIA 31% (1ST) 16% (4TH) -15 In addition of the 11 state polls released by Public Policy Polling (PPP) since the beginning of May, Romney has only finished first once and second twice. In contrast Palin by virtue of the second polls in Colorado and Pennsylvania now leads in...