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  • Inevitable: Rich GOP donors warn Christie that their first loyalty is to Jeb Bush

    05/02/2014 8:55:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 2, 2014 | Allahpundit
    Can we really call it “news” if it’s something that everyone already knows? Imagine if all the tea-party energy of the past five years ends up in another Bush coronation in 2016. I don’t know if the party would fracture. But it should. In private conversations that are now seeping into public view, some of them are signaling to Mr. Christie’s camp that, should Mr. Bush enter the race, their first loyalty would be to him, not to Mr. Christie, according to interviews with more than two dozen of them… The family name, [Barry Wynn] said, remains a powerful draw....
  • Romney opposes GOP strategy that led to government shutdown [Mitt criticizing Tea Party]

    10/03/2013 4:56:32 AM PDT · by Colofornian · 48 replies
    Deseret News ^ | Oct. 2, 2013 | Lisa Riley Roche
    SALT LAKE CITY — Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney said before giving a speech at the University of Utah Wednesday that shutting down the government is the wrong way to oppose the nation's new health care law. Romney repeated his concerns about the strategy against the Affordable Care Act employed by some Republicans in Congress, including Utah Sen. Mike Lee, that led to the shutdown of the federal government on Tuesday. "My view is that Republicans, elected Republicans, almost universally agree that Obamacare is problematic for the economy and for the American family," he said in response to a...
  • Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry

    12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 147 replies
    A Time For Choosing ^ | December 28, 2012 | Gary P. Jackson
    Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romney’s massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP™, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician. Before we get to that, let’s step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didn’t exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the...
  • RNC Convention Speakers Feature Rice, Martinez, Haley in Star-Studded Lineup

    08/06/2012 3:57:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 202 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 5, 2012 | Elisabeth Meinecke
    Sounds like fun already ... the Tampa Bay Times released the names of some of the speakers slated for the RNC convention in Tampa later this month, and it looks to be a promising lineup. The Times reported that, as of now, it's unclear where these speakers are slotted, and the rest of the lineup--including the keynote speaker--remains unknown. Names so far include conservative powerhouses New Mexico Gov. Susanna Martinez and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley. Florida Gov. Rick Scott is also speaking. Here's a portion of the Times report: Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Sen. John McCain and former Secretary...
  • Republicans urge Romney to get more aggressive

    07/25/2012 6:10:33 PM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 7/25/2012 | Hayley Peterson
    In a campaign in which candidate gaffes have helped fuel a relentless barrage of attack ads on both sides, President Obama has been far quicker than Republican challenger Mitt Romney to jump to his own defense. Obama's rapid-response effort -- in which any criticism of the candidate is swiftly rebutted in the media -- has so far proven far more reliable and effective than Romney's and that's starting to concern some Republicans. Romney had been scoring points against Obama by mocking the president's claim to business owners that "you didn't build that." So the president responded with an ad of...
  • Romney makes midcourse communications correction (Re-hires anti-Palin smear peddler Kevin Madden)

    07/07/2012 4:56:59 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 161 replies
    CBS News ^ | 7/7/12 | Norah O'Donnell
    In a sign that Mitt Romney's campaign team plans to adjust following growing criticism from fellow Republicans, CBS News has learned that Romney campaign senior adviser Kevin Madden will soon be taking on a larger and more visible role within the campaign. Sources tell CBS News that Madden will be spending more time on the road with Romney and is likely to become a more public presence as a TV spokesperson for the candidate. He will hit the road with Romney next week, following Romney's New Hampshire vacation. This move to make Madden a more public face of the campaign...
  • Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)

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

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

    07/04/2012 5:48:25 AM PDT · by Jess Kitting · 44 replies
    None | July 4, 2012 | Self
    Romney seems to have a "tin ear" when it comes to listening to conservative views. Since it is nearly impossible to mount a successful campaign against him now and come up with another viable candidate who can win in the November election, we need to be sure that our voices are heard and heeded by the Romney campaign. Question: Do conservatives have someone in Romney's inner circle who can influence him and make sure he sticks up for our values? Is there anyone from FreeRepublic who can represent us and our concerns on his team? How can we get a...
  • Allen West questions Romney team

    07/03/2012 1:20:57 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 53 replies
    Polutico ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012
    Rep. Allen West suggested late Monday that Mitt Romney re-evaluate his campaign advisers, hours after top Romney aide Eric Fehrnstrom said on TV that the individual mandate of President Barack Obama’s health care law is not a tax. “It’s a tax,” the Florida Republican told Greta Van Susteren of Fox News. “I think that the governor probably needs to look at who he has within his circle of advisers, and probably get … them to provide the right type of counsel and advice.”
  • Romney Campaign Declaring Cease Fire on Health Care

    07/03/2012 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Tuesday July 3, 2012 | Josh Kra
    It's becoming clear that Romney has decided to focus on the economy at the expense of everything else, even issues that could play to his political benefit. He's avoided criticizing the administration's handling of the botched Fast and Furious operation, even as it threatens to become a serious vulnerability for the president. He's been silent in responding to Obama's immigration executive order, not wanting to offend receptive Hispanics or appear like a flip-flopper. He appears more likely to tap a safe, bland running mate like Ohio Sen. Rob Portman or former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty who won't do him any...
  • Romney camp sides with Obama that health insurance mandate is not tax

    07/03/2012 5:06:20 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 67 replies
    Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign on Monday rejected a Republican attack on the Affordable Care Act, repudiating a contention made in last week’s Supreme Court decision that the law’s requirement that individuals carry medical coverage amounts to a tax. The Romney team’s refusal to invoke the word “tax” with regard to the individual mandate puts the candidate at odds with others in his party at a moment when Republicans are attempting to capi­tal­ize on the Supreme Court’s decision, which deemed President Obama’s health-care law constitutional. Some Republican-led states are trying to thwart the legislation’s effort to cover the poor. In an...
  • Romney adviser: Health care not a tax ("Etch a Sketch" Adviser is back)

    07/02/2012 9:07:20 AM PDT · by nhwingut · 30 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 07/02/2012 | David Sherfinski
    While Congressional Republicans have seized on the Supreme Court’s ruling that President Obama’s health care overhaul is constitutional as a tax, presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s top campaign strategist undercut that line of argument Monday, saying that the governor agrees with Mr. Obama that the law is not a tax. “The governor has consistently described the mandate in Massachusetts as a penalty,” Eric Fehrnstrom, Mr. Romney’s strategist, said on MSNBC. “The governor disagreed with the ruling of the court; he agreed with the dissent that was written by Justice Scalia, which clearly states the mandate was not a tax.”
  • Romney! Get on the stick!

    06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT · by tsomer · 29 replies
    Shameless Vanity ^ | 6/30/12 | tsomer
    Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
  • Rush Limbaugh: Romney Flubbed Arizona Response

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

    06/25/2012 7:51:24 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 78 replies
    washington examiner ^ | Monday June 25, 2012 | Byron York
    In Arizona v. United States, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed that the federal government has no basis to nullify the "show me your papers" provision of Arizona's immigration law. Conservatives Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, moderate Anthony Kennedy, liberals Stephen Breyer and Ruth Bader Ginsburg -- even Obama appointee Sonia Sotomayor -- all shot down the administration's effort to stop that part of the law. (Obama appointee Elena Kagan stayed out of it because she had taken part in the action as a member of the administration.) Yet even with that unanimity -- a position supported, if the polls are...
  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Daily Caller Whines That ‘Increasingly Irrelevant’ Palin Hasn’t Endorsed Romney

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

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

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

    06/15/2012 8:14:40 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 165 replies
    National Review ^ | 6-15-2012 | Mark Krikorian
    Okay, maybe that wasn’t the best metaphor, but he fumbled an important opportunity. The problem with the president’s amnesty decree is not that it “makes it more difficult to reach that long-term solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short-term matter — it can be reversed by subsequent presidents.” The problem is that it’s u-n-c-o-n-s-t-i-t-u-t-i-o-n-a-l. You would expect Allen West and Steve King to be forceful in denouncing this usurpation, but even Amnesty John McCain and Rick “you don’t have a heart” Perry were strong. Heck, Lindsey Graham — Lindsey Graham — denounced the move as “possibly...
  • Five Reasons Why Romney is the Favorite

    06/16/2012 4:23:11 AM PDT · by safetysign · 54 replies
    Commentary ^ | 06/15/2012 | Peter Wehner
    Why is Barack Obama’s road to re-election so steep and uncertain at this stage? There are five important reasons. 1. An indefensible record. Every election which features an incumbent is, at least in good measure, a referendum on the record of the incumbent. The problem facing Obama is that he can’t offer a convincing case that his policies have succeeded. Recall that at the outset of his presidency, Obama told NBC’s Matt Lauer, “I will be held accountable. I’ve got four years… If I don’t have this done in three years, then there’s going to be a one-term proposition.” Yet...
  • RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record [Footage Collection] (Video)

    06/08/2012 9:44:37 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 22 replies
    Youtube ^ | n/a | Romneyreview
    A chronological assembly of footage dealing with Romney and Romneycare and how he endorsed federal mandate through Wyden Bennett Bill (called it bipartisan). RomneyCare - Mitt Romney on the record
  • Romney: Man of Pastel

    06/06/2012 2:17:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 47 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 6, 2012 | Michael Tanner
    Now that Mitt Romney has officially clinched the Republican nomination, most of the political Right has rallied around him, out of antipathy for President Obama if for no other reason. Recent polls show that if the election were held today Romney would receive 90 percent of the Republican vote, and three-quarters of the vote from self-described conservatives. One can expect even more conservatives and Republicans to “come home,” as the bitterness of the primary season fades, and the contrast with Obama becomes clearer. Yet, for anyone concerned with the size, cost, and intrusiveness of government, dark clouds continue to hang...
  • Mitt transition pick a red flag for conservatives

    06/04/2012 2:41:53 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 70 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Monday June 4, 2012 | Phillip Klein
    Over the weekend, Politico broke the news that Mitt Romney had tapped Mike Leavitt, the former Utah Governor and HHS Secretary under George W. Bush, to lead the transition effort should Romney win the presidency. This is a very worrisome signal to conservatives holding out hope that Romney will live up to his promises to fight for limited government if elected. As Ben Domenech details, Leavitt is one of the few Republicans who has been actively campaigning for governors to implement Obamacare’s health care exchanges at the state level. [....] Leavitt has shown time and again that he is to...
  • 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.
  • Bruce Willis calls Mitt Romney an 'embarrassment,' report says

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

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

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

    05/18/2012 4:24:16 AM PDT · by HonestConservative · 97 replies
    CATO Institute ^ | May 18, 2012 | Ted DeHaven
    This week the Club for Growth released a study of votes cast in 2011 by the 87 Republicans elected to the House in November 2010. The Club found that “In many cases, the rhetoric of the so-called “Tea Party” freshmen simply didn’t match their records.” Particularly disconcerting is the fact that so many GOP newcomers cast votes against spending cuts. The study comes on the heels of three telling votes taken last week in the House that should have been slam-dunks for members who possess the slightest regard for limited government and free markets. Alas, only 26 of the 87...
  • Romney Campaign Rejects Using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Against Obama

    05/17/2012 8:26:34 AM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 128 replies
    NYT ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Mitt Romney’s campaign manager rejected efforts to use President Obama’s former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, as reportedly planned by a “super PAC” working toward electing Mr. Romney in November. “Unlike the Obama campaign, Gov. Romney is running a campaign based on jobs and the economy, and we encourage everyone else to do the same,” the campaign manager, Matt Rhoades, said in a statement on Thursday morning. “President Obama’s team said they would ‘kill Romney,’ and, just last week, David Axelrod referred to individuals opposing the president as ‘contract killers.’ It’s clear President Obama’s team...
  • Mark Levin slams Romney for savaging Newt yet pulling back against Obama with Rev. Wright

    05/17/2012 4:28:17 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 148 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | Thursday May 17, 2012
    Levin is livid over the fact that Romney repudiated anything to do with bringing up Rev. Wright in this campaign even though in the primaries he went full throttle against Newt Gingrich, even with false attack ads:
  • Romney rejects using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright against Obama

    05/17/2012 11:21:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 62 replies
    yahoo ^ | May 17, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Mitt Romney says he rejects efforts to use President Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, insisting the campaign should remain focused on the economy. "I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described," Romney said in an interview with Townhall.com. "I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity—particularly for those in the middle class of America."
  • Woman tells Romney Obama ‘should be tried for treason'

    05/07/2012 5:50:28 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | May 7, 2012 | Holly Bailey
    Some of Mitt Romney's best moments on the 2012 campaign trail have come during town hall meetings when the candidate, long criticized as too uptight on the stump, strays off script to take questions from voters. But the freewheeling nature of voter forums can have its drawbacks. Romney has faced hostile questions on everything from his wealth to his religion. And on Monday, he experienced another awkward moment, when a supporter stood and declared that President Barack Obama should be "tried for treason." The comment came during a town hall meeting in Cleveland. Taking the microphone, a woman told Romney...
  • Romney Backs Student Loan Proposal Obama Supports [Undercuts Many House Republicans]

    04/23/2012 7:01:58 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    YahooNews ^ | April 23, 2012
    Romney Backs Student Loan Proposal Obama Supports By KASIE HUNT ASTON, Pa. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Monday embraced a student loan proposal that President Barack Obama is selling on the campaign trail and refused to endorse Sen. Marco Rubio's conservative immigration plan aimed at helping young illegal immigrants. The two policy positions signaled an effort by Romney to move to the political center as he works to court critical general election swing voters — including young voters and Hispanic voters — after a brutal primary fight. "I think young voters in this country have to vote...
  • Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

    04/20/2012 6:32:53 PM PDT · by VinL · 111 replies
    ABC News ^ | 4-21-12 | Dover
    The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions that Gingrich would be suspending his campaign. But the campaign says nothing is happening. Two people close to the Gingrich campaign told ABC News they were contacted and told all of Gingrich’s North Carolina stops had been canceled, although R.C. Hammond, communications director for the campaign, said there was a “communication glitch.” “There was confusion, but we will maintain our North Carolina schedule next week,” Hammond said. One person...
  • Further Proof Romney Supported a National Individual Mandate In 2009

    04/20/2012 11:55:19 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 1 replies
    RedState.com ^ | March 3rd, 2012 | Erick Erickson
    As I mentioned yesterday, back in 2009 Mitt Romney took to the pages of USA Today to tell President Obama that as he came up with a healthcare plan he should consider using “tax penalties” as Massachusetts did or “tax credits, as others have proposed” to help cover the costs of health care. The “tax penalties” is Mitt Romney’s individual mandate, a key portion the Obama Administration has credited all along as having been embraced in Obamacare. Since pointing out yesterday that, in his own words, Mitt Romney supported a national individual mandate, his supporters have gone totally insane on...
  • 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 --...
  • Aides soft-pedal Romney remarks to donors

    04/16/2012 5:47:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 14 replies
    AP via SacBee ^ | 4/16/12 | DAVID ESPO and ALAN FRAM Associated Press
    PHILADELPHIA -- Mitt Romney's aides soft-pedaled his latest tax pronouncements on Monday, insisting he wasn't tipping his hand when he told donors privately that he might seek to end the tax break for mortgages on second homes and curb other deductions for the wealthy as part of tax reform. "He was just discussing ideas that came up on the campaign trail," said former Sen. Jim Talent of Missouri, a frequent campaign surrogate. The remarks, made at a closed-door fundraiser in Florida and overheard by reporters, did not mark any "change in policy," Talent said on a conference call with reporters....
  • SANTORUM: Romney’s record of judicial capitulation

    04/13/2012 3:04:29 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 13 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, January 19, 2012 | Rick Santorum
    . . . . . What sort of justice to the Supreme Court will Mitt Romney nominate - a Souter or a Thomas? A Miers or an Alito? A Kennedy or a Scalia? His record as governor of Massachusetts gives no cause for optimism. Mr. Romney nominated 36 judges while governor, just nine of whom were Republicans. What he says of this record today is that the Massachusetts Governor's Council had to confirm the nominees, and the members of the council were all Democrats. So his answer was to nominate persons palatable to Democrats. But this all-Democratic Governor's Council is...
  • We're All in Trouble

    04/11/2012 4:12:31 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 94 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | April 10, 2012 | Quin Hillyer
    Now we will put to the test what was always an odd claim, namely that Mitt Romney is well positioned and well equipped to defeat Barack Obama this fall. This is a man who lost by 17 points to an incredibly weakened Ted Kennedy (people forget how vulnerable Kennedy was that year) in one of the most pro-Republican years in history, 1994 (the same year in which Rick Santorum won yet another upset victory); a man who would have been handily defeated if he had run for re-election as governor of Massachusetts in 2006; and a man who could barely...
  • Freedom or Fairness in 2012?

    04/05/2012 4:29:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 5, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    2012 should prove to be an ideological election about the economy. Not all campaigns are so clear cut. Sometimes moderate Republicans raise taxes (like George H.W. Bush did); at other times, pragmatic Democrats cut spending (like Bill Clinton did). But this year, Mitt Romney, the likely Republican nominee, will run an ideological campaign calling for smaller government and fewer taxes against an equally ideological President Obama, who wants more government and higher taxes. In this divided red state/blue state era, the supporters of each candidate demand no less and will have a clear choice. This year's campaign sloganeering will remind...
  • Another Goldman swindler exposed & How might Solomon advise to the GOP on Romney?

    03/24/2012 1:46:25 PM PDT · by publius321 · 3 replies
    http://www.TableOfWisdom.com ^ | 3/24/2012 | Scott Ryan
    The Big story this weekend is that “a congressional committee is investigating how $1.6 billion in customer funds went missing from bankrupt brokerage MF Global said Friday that it’s found evidence that then-CEO Jon Corzine directed a senior executive to use $200 million of clients’ money.” It’s such a shame to see the former Governor getting probed like this. I thought Dems were not subject to financial and accounting laws because they created the laws for us. All Corzine needs to do is go before the judge and jury, then tell them they are stupid and he knows better. He...
  • Romney Big Gaffe Is TARP, not Etch-a-Sketch

    03/24/2012 3:28:15 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 03/24/2012 | Daniel J. Mitchell
    Governor Romney’s campaign is catching some flak because a top aide implied that many of the candidate’s positions have been insincere and that Romney will erase those views (like an Etch-a-Sketch) and return to his statist roots as the general election begins. I’m surprised that anyone’s surprised. Hasn’t anybody been paying attention to his comments and track record on issues such as the value-added tax, healthcare, Social Security reform, budget savings, ethanol subsidies, Keynesian economics, and the minimum wage? In any event, people should be more agitated by his recent defense of the corrupt TARP bailouts. [...] This is going...
  • Matthews: Romney’s ridicule of Gingrich will ‘reap trouble’ for him

    02/19/2012 11:14:44 PM PST · by VinL · 21 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 2-1-12 | Matthews
    A thousand injuries I suffered Fortunato. But when he turned to insult, I vowed revenge." Those are the opening words to Edgar Allen Poe's short story – “The Cask of Amontillado” – ... For a case of real-life of revenge in real-life American history, think of Aaron Burr and Alexander Hamilton. Burr and Hamilton held a duel that led to the death of Hamilton, (who) had said something to someone about Burr being "despicable." Newt Gingrich has a deep and abiding case against Mitt Romney. Romney has spent millions with the single purpose of destroying Gingrich as a candidate. Oh,...
  • Mitt Romney: “Michigan’s Trees are Just the Right Height”

    02/18/2012 10:41:52 AM PST · by CASchack · 56 replies
    Spyders Den ^ | 02/17/12 | bhypes
    Mitt Romney, during campaign stops in Michigan yesterday, embraced his Michigan roots for all they’re worth. As he watches his popularity plummet in the state in which he grew up, he seems to be grasping at anything to keep from sinking any further. Romney tried to hit all the right buttons in order to resonate with Michigan voters leading up to their February 28 primary, by making himself one of them again. “I was born and raised here. I love being in Michigan,” Mr. Romney said. ”Everything seems right here. You know, I come back to Michigan; the trees are...
  • Mitt Romney is Attempting to Destroy the Republican Party

    02/18/2012 3:00:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 166 replies · 1+ views
    Business Insider ^ | February 17, 2012 | JD Rucker
    [Big SNIP] ....If Romney can't win, he'll be certain that the person who beat him is so damaged, so beaten up by his negative campaign ads that they will have no chance against Obama. Unfortunately for Republicans, it creates a lose-lose situation. Mitt Romney cannot defeat Obama. His flipping and flopping is well documented and will be highlighted by the Obama campaign as the signature of one with a lack of character. He is such a poor speaker in interviews that he attempted to appeal to the middle class by trying to bet Rick Perry $10,000 and later saying that,...
  • 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."
  • Santorum now leads Romney in latest (liberal) Pew poll (+2%) and in RCP average (+1.3%)!

    02/13/2012 12:29:25 PM PST · by DestroyLiberalism · 26 replies
    The Pew Research Center ^ | Monday, February 13, 2012 | Pew Research
    Santorum Catches Romney in GOP Race Rick Santorum’s support among Tea Party Republicans and white evangelicals is surging, and he now has pulled into a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. In polling conducted Feb. 8-12, 30% of Republican and Republican leaning registered voters favor Santorum while 28% favor Romney. As recently as a month ago, Romney held a 31% to 14% advantage over Santorum among all GOP voters. Santorum is now the clear favorite of Republican and GOP-leaning voters who agree with the Tea Party, as well as white evangelical Republicans. Currently,...