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  • Top former Romney aide launches anti-Trump super PAC

    04/25/2016 10:23:42 AM PDT · by detective · 13 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/21/16 | Alex Isenstadt
    With less than two weeks until the Iowa caucuses, a new super PAC has formed with the intention of taking down Donald Trump. The group, which is called Our Principles PAC, is founded by Katie Packer, a veteran Republican strategist who served as deputy campaign manager on Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign.
  • Super PACs for Cruz spend millions to sway/bribe/poach delegates from Trump

    04/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 164 replies
    RNC Meeting Spring News 2016 and super PAC research | April 24, 2016 | Self - RNC spring convention observation
    In addition to "grass-roots" campaign workers, there are at least eight Super PACs backed by 'shadow elites' who are driven to defeat Donald Trump and they are banking on Ted Cruz. At least one of these super PAC leaders, Katie Packer of OPP, met behind closed doors at the RNC Spring Meeting this week in Florida. Packer states that a republican candidate should "uphold orthodox GOP ideology." This smacks of irony given her past allegiance with Romney/Ryan and Ryan's inability to uphold GOP principles as Speaker of the House. The super PACs are calling, texting, emailing, lobbying, and all-out wining...
  • Republican leaders consider rewriting convention rules

    04/15/2016 4:55:24 AM PDT · by McGruff · 192 replies
    POLITICO ^ | April 15, 2016 | ALEX ISENSTADT and SHANE GOLDMACHER
    The Republican National Committee is expected to debate a proposal next week that would dramatically shift the balance of power at this summer’s convention — and impose a new rulebook for selecting the party's nominee. The proposal, which will top the agenda during a meeting of the Rules panel at the RNC’s annual spring meeting in Hollywood Beach, Fla., would fundamentally alter how the convention is conducted, further empowering the delegates to determine the course of the proceedings. It amounts to not just a changing of the rules but of the rulebook itself, with far-reaching implications, potentially impacting whether party...
  • A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives"

    03/24/2016 12:52:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 167 replies
    seattlepi.com ^ | 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 | JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF
    A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives" By JOEL CONNELLY, SEATTLEPI.COM STAFF Updated 7:09 pm, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 Mitt Romney escalated his feud with Donald Trump on Wednesday night, mocking the real estate mogul's "foreign wives" in a speech at the annual National Republican Congressional Committee dinner. "Donald Trump has had several foreign wives; it turns out there really are jobs Americans won't do," said the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.
  • Don’t blame Romney for Trump (BARF)

    03/18/2016 11:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 14, 2016 | ERIC FEHRNSTROM
    A popular culprit is former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney. His crime? Welcoming Trump's endorsement in Romney’s own race for president in 2012. . . Romney didn’t seek Trump's endorsement because he thought it was worth having so much as he wanted to prevent Trump from making a disruptive kamikaze run. By sidelining Trump, Romney kept Trump's politics from entering the nation's bloodstream for another four years. If only today's Republican leaders could have done the same.
  • Poll: Mitt Romney Helped Donald Trump, More Voters Now More Likely to Support the Billionaire

    03/08/2016 1:46:18 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 8 Mar 2016
    Former Republican Party nominee Mitt Romney’s speech last week, trashing GOP frontrunner Donald Trump, did little to dissuade voters from supporting the New York real estate mogul. Thirty-one percent of Republican voters, after Romney called Trump “a phony,” said they are now more likely to cast a vote for Trump and 30 percent of the voters who supported Romney in 2012 said they are more likely to vote for Trump, according to a new Morning Consult poll released Tuesday. Roughly 20 percent of GOP voters said they’re less likely to support Trump. Forty-three percent of the voters said they didn’t...
  • Mitt Romney records anti-Trump robocall for Marco Rubio

    03/07/2016 9:39:03 PM PST · by Red Steel · 49 replies
    msnbc ^ | Updated 03/07/16 11:41 PM | Peter Alexander and Tim Stelloh
    In his new role as Donald Trump’s chief adversary, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has turned his alarm-fueled message into a robocall on behalf of struggling GOP contender Sen. Marco Rubio, NBC News has confirmed. Romney’s warning is coming to a phone near you in four states voting Tuesday: Michigan, Idaho, Hawaii and Mississippi. ... In the call, which was first reported by the New York Times, Romney notifies listeners that he is calling for Rubio and asks them to choose “a candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton... A source close to Romney told NBC News Monday that the...
  • Mitt Romney Records Phone Message for Marco Rubio’s Campaign

    03/07/2016 11:58:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2016 | Jonathan Martin
    Offering Senator Marco Rubio of Florida a much-needed boost, if not an outright endorsement, Mitt Romney has recorded get-out-the-vote calls for Mr. Rubio's presidential campaign that are being sent to voters in the four states voting on Tuesday. Mr. Romney indicates, at the beginning and end of the message, that he is calling on behalf of Mr. Rubio but only urges voters to cast ballots for "a candidate who can defeat Hillary Clinton and who can make us proud," according to a copy of the message obtained by The New York Times. The explicit point of the message from Mr....
  • Mitt Romney,The Republican Establishment Wannabe, That Never Was & Never Will Be.

    03/07/2016 2:39:19 PM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 15 replies
    Vanity
    Mitt Romney, the two time POTUS failure & meek weakling to POTUS, Barack Hussein Obama & CNN's Candy Crowley seeks the mantle of leadership once again. Sorry, Mitt....you just don't not possess one iota of "True Grit & you never will possess one iota of "True Grit". Enjoy your retirement with family & loved ones.
  • Judge Jeanine Slams Romney: 'The Establishment Is Panicked' About Trump, But 'Not For Us'

    03/07/2016 5:40:26 AM PST · by ManHunter · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 5, 2016 | Judge Jeanine Pirro
    There is a political insurrection coming, and “Mitt Romney just confirmed it,” Judge Jeanine Pirro said in her opening statement on Justice. Pirro responded to the former GOP presidential nominee’s calls this week to stop Donald Trump. "We are fed up, we're sick of the lies, the veils and the games," said the judge. “You want a brokered convention? A primer, Mitt. Whenever we have one, we lose." “Fact: the establishment is panicked.” But not for the right reasons, Judge Jeanine warned.
  • BREAKING: Romney’s campaign finance accounts reactivated for 2016 race

    03/06/2016 6:04:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 420 replies
    Christian News ^ | March 3, 2016
    New information is surfacing about Mitt Romney and his 2016 plans following the 2012 presidential candidate's nationally-covered speech on Thursday morning. The former Mass. Governor and Republican nominee for President spoke out against Donald Trump, calling the Republican front-runner a "phony" and "fraud." He urged Republicans to unite behind another candidate, yet declined to indicate which candidate he would be supporting. An in-depth look at Romney's campaign finance activity, however, shows that the former candidate may be gearing up to take another shot at the White House. In late January and early February of 2016, Romney's campaign finance entities, which...
  • Voters get mad at Romney, double down on Trump

    03/05/2016 6:44:39 AM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 79 replies
    The Star ^ | 3/4/2016 | Alexander Panetta
    FORT LAUDERDALE, FLA.—The establishment of the Republican party is playing with fire by seeking to smother Donald Trump. Because the embers of rebellion are crackling in this Florida retirement community. Trump-supporting seniors here are unfalteringly determined to cross the street in two weeks, enter the local polling station, and vote for the swirly-haired scourge of party elites. They exude indifference to an anybody-but-Trump strategy, articulated by Mitt Romney and proposed by the party bigshots desperate to wrest the nomination on the convention floor. The party’s 2012 nominee proposed the following: Voters should rally behind Marco Rubio in the March 15...
  • Fox’s Dobbs: Romney, Paul Ryan Are Despicable ‘Twosome from Hell’ Betraying the GOP

    03/04/2016 7:49:48 PM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 108 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 3/4/2016
    Fox Business Network anchor Lou Dobbs really lost his cool with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan tonight, calling them a “twosome from hell” who are selling out their party. He said on his FBN show tonight that Romney’s anti-Donald Trump speech and Ryan’s public comments are further proof of how they’re trying to “defend a stagnant failed status quo.” “This time,” Dobbs declared, “they’re up against a winner and Trump is the people’s choice to this point, and the twosome from hell is about to lose another one if they have their way.”
  • Mitt Romney Is The Real Super-Fraud: Here’s The Proof, Chapter And Verse by David Stockman

    03/04/2016 1:49:27 PM PST · by dennisw · 20 replies
    davidstockmanscontracorner ^ | March 3, 2016 | by David Stockman
    Now that’s a screaming case of the pot calling the kettle black if there ever was one. Mitt Romney has lashed out at The Donald for being a “phony and fraud”, but consider this. During his 16-years at Bain Capital, fully one-fourth or $600 million of the firms cumulative $2.5 billion of profits were scalped from companies which went bankrupt soon after Mitt and his partners got out of town with the loot. No wonder the American voters did not believe him when he claimed to be the “job creator”! Yes, the GOP establishment’s putative “jobs” candidate from 2012 was...
  • Mitt Romney: 'I won't run for president'

    03/04/2016 8:10:24 AM PST · by jimbo123 · 68 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/4/16 | David Wright
    Mitt Romney said Friday he will not make an 11th-hour presidential run to try to stop Donald Trump from winning the Republican nomination, the day after sharply attacking the real estate mogul's candidacy. "I won't run for president," Romney told host Matt Lauer on NBC's "Today" show. Lauer asked the 2012 GOP presidential nominee three times about his 2016 ambitions, pressing for an "unambiguous" response after Romney appeared to leave the door to a bid slightly open.
  • Romney on Fox Business today at 12:00

    03/04/2016 7:16:26 AM PST · by scooby321 · 18 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 3-4-2012 | Fox Business
    Don't miss @TeamCavuto's interview with @MittRomney at 12p ET on #FoxBusiness! I wonder if Romney's Boys don' want to be in Politics?
  • Herschel Walker: "Shut Up Romney, You Are A Loser"

    03/04/2016 6:02:40 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 32 replies
    TMZ ^ | 3/4/2016
    Herschel Walker's got his old boss' back -- ripping Mitt Romney for his anti-Trump speech this morning ... essentially calling the guy a loser. Walker has been an extremely vocal supporter of his 'Celebrity Apprentice' boss -- previously telling TMZ Sports he believes Trump will "save America." Now, with Mitt Romney blasting Trump this morning as a "phoney" who is dangerous for the country -- and John McCain also denouncing him -- Walker went to bat for Donald with a new statement: "McCain and Romney lost the playoffs years ago yet they want to talk about someone getting ready for...
  • Mitt Romney fades into the sunset, a one ay failure!

    03/04/2016 4:28:40 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 33 replies
    Amazing...the Mitt Romny anti-Trump tirade, delivered yesteday morning had little mention or notice by either the moderators or candidates at last night's Fox News Channel Debate. It appears the failed Mitt Romney has little or no audience in his corner. I think I saw him riding horses with CNN's Candy Crowley into last evening's setting sunset. Keep riding, Mitt in the GOP Establishment cessppol of lie tellers and losers.
  • Mitt Romney gives the dumbest political advice of the year

    03/03/2016 9:39:11 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 44 replies
    Convention of States ^ | February 25, 2016 | Mike Farris
    Mitt Romney gave the dumbest political advice of the year last Tuesday in an appearance at Babson College. He started off OK. He said he understands the frustration of voters--after all, GOP leaders have failed to deliver on many of their promises. But what should GOP leaders address, according to Romney? He "urged national leaders to take on big problems, including issues that the GOP has rarely put at the fore during the past year, such as climate change, poverty, education and income inequality." Are you kidding me? Was this advice for Bernie Sanders or the GOP? The GOP is...
  • Mitt Romney Says Donald Trump Is a Case of 'Evil Trumping Good'

    03/03/2016 9:07:38 AM PST · by Innovative · 142 replies
    ABCNews ^ | March 3, 2016 | STEPHANIE EBBS and VERONICA STRACQUALURSI ·
    Mitt Romney ripped into Donald Trump today, calling his candidacy a case of "evil trumping good.” "A person so untrustworthy and dishonest as Hillary Clinton must not become president. Of course, a Trump nomination enables her victory," Romney said this morning in an address to the Hinckley Institute of Politics at the University of Utah. And that was the tip of the iceberg in a scathing speech the former GOP presidential nominee gave of his party’s 2016 campaign front-runner. "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University," Romney said. "He's...
  • (Loser) Mitt Romney: Donald Trump is a 'phony, a fraud'

    03/03/2016 3:40:22 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 192 replies
    CNN ^ | March 3, 2016 | By Catherine Treyz
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney thinks "Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud" and that he's "playing the American public for suckers," according to prepared remarks provided by Romney to CNN. According to the former Massachusetts governor, "the only serious policy proposals that deal with the broad range of national challenges we confront have come from Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich." Romney is expected to remark on some what-ifs about Trump becoming president. "His domestic policies would lead to recession. His foreign policies would make America and the world less safe. He has neither the temperament nor...
  • Mitt Romney Coordinates Pre-Debate Speech To Set Stage For Thursday Night Ambush

    03/02/2016 5:45:20 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 162 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-2-2016 | sundance
    The GOPe is entirely too predictable. Former, and failed, presidential candidate Mitt Romney has announced his plan to deliver a full-throated attack upon the frontrunner of the 2016 presidential race in order to protect the party hierarchy from the continued grassroots uprising. (must watch video follows article). The Washington DC oligarchy must be protected at all costs. Mitt Romney won six of 10 contests on Super Tuesday four years ago. In the Super Tuesday contests that took place this week, Trump won seven of 11 states.Read moreNow Watch Video .........
  • Mitt Romney is expected to speak out about the Republican presidential race

    03/02/2016 10:37:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 83 replies
    <p>Mitt Romney is expected to speak out about the Republican presidential race.</p> <p>The 2012 GOP presidential nominee announced plans to deliver speech about the 2016 race on Thursday at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.</p> <p>Romney has been critical of 2016 front-runner Donald Trump on Twitter in recent weeks and has yet to endorse any of the candidates.</p>
  • Romney to Lay Out Case Against Trump in Speech Thursday

    03/02/2016 11:12:19 AM PST · by maggief · 215 replies
    Bloomberg | March 2, 2016
    Link only.
  • Will the tea party wage a guerrilla war against Trump?

    03/01/2016 5:05:59 PM PST · by Maceman · 122 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/1/2016 | GLENN THRUSH
    Former top Ted Cruz adviser Rick Tyler says conservatives won’t stop making their case against the likely nominee. The big, set-piece battle of the Republican primary is very nearly over – but the guerilla war against Donald Trump may have just begun. Trump is poised to seize the Republican nomination today if the Super Tuesday polls prove predictive – but the spirits of the candidates he’s brutalized, ridiculed and (nearly) beaten are likely to haunt and harass him for the next eight months. And Ted Cruz –clinging to hopes that a win in home-state Texas would forestall an Alamo moment...
  • Romney Attacks Trump on Twitter over KKK [my title]

    02/29/2016 11:16:44 AM PST · by C19fan · 98 replies
    Twitter ^ | February 29, 2016 | Willard Romney
    A disqualifying & disgusting response by @realDonaldTrump to the KKK. His coddling of repugnant bigotry is not in the character of America.
  • The Secret Plan To Nominate Mitt Romney From The Convention Floor

    12/11/2015 9:47:33 AM PST · by C19fan · 121 replies
    Buzz Feed ^ | December 11, 2015 | McKay Coppins
    With Donald Trump’s ruinous domination of the Republican primary polls showing no signs of abating, top leaders in the GOP are reportedly now preparing for the possibility of a contentious brokered convention next year in Cleveland. If that happens, a small group of wealthy donors and die-hard loyalists close to Mitt Romney will be ready with a strategy to win him the nomination from the convention floor.
  • The GOP Establishment Thinks Trump Can't Beat the Empty Pantsuit and They're Talking About Romney...

    12/10/2015 12:26:59 AM PST · by maggief · 82 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | December 9, 2015
    EXCERPT Anyway, Charlie Rose with Mark Halperin last night. Charlie Rose said, "Are you saying, Mark, that if the Republican Party unites against Donald Trump, that they can't stop him?" HALPERIN: The establishment now will not accept Trump as the nominee. They will fight him to the end, including at the convention if they need to and I think they'll run someone else if he does become the nominee. ROSE: Meaning somebody's in the field -- HALPERIN: No! Someone like Mitt Romney or Mitch Daniels, someone else to step forward to say, "We've got a safe place to vote because...
  • Mitt Romney Could Stop Donald Trump. Seriously. (laughable)

    12/10/2015 3:45:53 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 62 replies
    Link only http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/mitt-romney-could-stop-donald-trump-seriously_56689e49e4b080eddf56dc2d
  • Romney ticks off viable GOP candidates; excludes Trump, doesn’t mention Carson

    09/30/2015 11:06:08 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/30/15 | Stephen Dinan
    Former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney listed a half-dozen Republican candidates he said could qualify as mainstream conservatives his party could live with in a general election — and said he didn’t think Donald J. Trump was one of those. Mr. Romney, a two-time candidate who was the party’s standard-bearer in 2012, ticked off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and businesswoman Carly Fiorina as viable options. -snip- Mr. Romney did not mention retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who along with Mr....
  • Gingrich: Campaign Will Continue Forward

    04/21/2012 2:46:22 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 47 replies
    NewsMax.com ^ | Saturday, 21 Apr 2012 | Dave Eberhart
    GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said Saturday that his cash-strapped campaign machine will march forward into North Carolina next week -- despite reports that stops in that state and elsewhere had been placed on indefinite hold, according to a report by Fox News. Filed federal reports indicated that the Gingrich campaign had $4.3 million in debt and has $1.22 million cash on hand. The campaign raised $1.6 million in March but spent $2.01 million, Fox News reported. Other public records revealed that Gingrich started the month of March with $1.55 million in debt and only $1.54 million in cash reserves....
  • Romney Sells Inauguration Access, Nine Months Early - $50,000 a head

    04/20/2012 9:27:48 PM PDT · by Fred · 57 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | 04/19/12 | Ben Smith
    Former Governor Mitt Romney is already offering top donors access to a special "Presidential Inaugural retreat," planned on the assumption that he will be elected president this November. The offer, in a fundraising email circulated by a top Georgia supporter to fellow Republicans and obtained by BuzzFeed, is one of several goodies offered to those who contribute more than $50,000 to the joint fundraising committee known as "Romney Victory," a program whose outlines were first reported by POLITICO. Those donors will be named "Founding Members" of Romney Victory and invited to a California retreat with Romney and offered "yet to...
  • Romney's Got a Delegate Problem

    04/20/2012 1:20:53 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 37 replies
    For those of you who did not get or see the memo from Vince Haley, Mitt still has some major problems. Here is the Haley Memo, in relevant part: [H]ere is the crucial news about why --- with 17 states to go -- the Romney forces are worried, worried that the frontrunner's weakness is surfacing again in the Republican primaries. Here are two crucial news items causing Romneyites to worry. -- Despite much pressure from Romney forces, Colorado Republicans last weekend at their Denver convention surprised political observers by electing - and by a large margin -- more uncommitted than...
  • Romney Delaware Endorser Switches His Support to Gingrich

    Dover, DE - Newt 2012 announced today that Hans Reigle, Chairman of the Kent County Republican Party, is switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich. Reigle has also served as the Mayor of Wyoming, Delaware and over 20 years in the United States Air Force. “I previously endorsed Governor Romney, but since then Newt is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than hour,” said Hans Reigle. ”Over the past few weeks I’ve listened to Newt discussing his vision for achieving $2.50 gasoline, balancing the budget, and shrinking...
  • Conservative Choices or Republican Sheep? (Vanity)

    04/17/2012 4:25:42 PM PDT · by DJ MacWoW · 95 replies
    Free Republic ^ | April 17, 2012 | DJMacWoW
    Conservatives laugh at sheep and useful idiots. We laughed at Democrats when their "Anybody but Bush" got them Kerry. They thought that "Anybody but" works. It doesn't. The electorate needs something to vote FOR and not against. It's called "inspiration" and "something to believe in". Fear is not a belief. It is an unbridled emotion that clouds judgment and has been on full display lately. Romney is not yet the nominee but some believe it is a done deal. The controllers, the RNC and the MSM, want you to believe that. It flies in the face of everything we know....
  • Romney, Gingrich appear together at GOP event in Lancaster

    04/17/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    WFMZ ^ | April 17, 2012
    LANCASTER, Pa. - Two of the Republican candidates for president are in Pennsylvania a week ahead of the state's primary election. Mitt Romney, the GOP's all-but-certain presidential nominee, and Newt Gingrich, are scheduled to speak at the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s spring event in Lancaster on Tuesday evening. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign last week, has canceled his appearance. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania U.S. senator, hasn't hinted whether he'll eventually endorse Romney, but said he'll say soon how he'll continue to press for conservatism in politics.
  • Romney win, now almost certain, won't decide future of GOP

    04/07/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Salem News ^ | April 7, 2012 | David M. Shribman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Five different political contests are being conducted right now. Only two are evident to the naked eye. The first of the visible contests pits Mitt Romney against Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination. The results here in Maryland and in Wisconsin this week tell us who has a commanding lead there. The second visible contest pits Romney against President Barack Obama. That one began this month with their twin addresses to the convention of editors in Washington. Obama has a 4-point lead, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week for USA Today. Now to...
  • Romney piling up delegates in states that Obama will win nonetheless in the 2012 general election.

    04/03/2012 4:20:42 PM PDT · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 30 replies
    4/3/2012 | Laissez-Faire Capitalist
    Before I get to the thread title material, let me say that Bush is not going away anytime soon. Obama brought him up today with Medicare Part D and will continue to bring him up again & again. If Romney praises Med. part D, Obama can say "See, Romney agrees with me that the first Republican president was right about the federal gov't..." as he said today. If Romney attacks Med. Part D as being big gov't, Obama can retort "Why is Romney attacking me for attacking Bush? Romney has also attacked Bush." And the issue of whether or not...
  • Mitt Romney’s ‘veepstakes’ begin

    03/31/2012 5:52:33 AM PDT · by no dems · 76 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 30,2012 | Philip Rucker
    APPLETON, Wis. — Mitt Romney’s advisers and top supporters have begun informally discussing potential vice presidential candidates and although they are careful to note that the campaign is far from putting together a short list, key supporters and strategists said Friday that they are beginning to see the outlines of the kind of person Romney will choose — and the kind he will avoid. The conventional thinking has been that after a long and divisive primary campaign, the challenge of uniting the GOP would force Romney to pick a running mate with strong appeal to tea party activists and evangelicals....
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    03/30/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies
    TeaPartyNation.com ^ | March 21, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    The Washington Times is usually pretty good, but they really blew this one. They claim that Romney is now getting Tea Party support. The writer for the Times either didn’t know better or engaged in some creative writing. Among other things, he claims that Freedomworks has dropped its opposition to Romney, something that Freedomworks denies. The Times in its blatant desire to see Romney as the nominee claims that Freedomworks launched the Tea Party movement. Ignoring the fact that is not true, I don’t think even Freedomworks makes that claim. They did help organize a big DC rally in 2009,...
  • Romney’s MA Jobs’ Initiative Directly Contributed to the 2008 Financial Crisis

    03/28/2012 10:06:45 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 10 replies
    Redstate.com ^ | Friday, March 23rd at 2:48PM EDT | BuckeyeTexan
    . . . . . Romney’s Jobs’ Initiative Worsened the Housing Crisis in Massachusetts So when President Bush’s administration was attempting to regulate GSEs to avert a financial crisis, Governor Romney’s affordable housing policies in Massachusetts were significantly contributing to the bad assets on the books of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. According to data from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston the number of subprime mortgage originations in Massachusetts spiked between 2003 and 2006 during Romney’s tenure as Governor of Massachusetts. Given that there were prominent conservative whistle-blowers warning about the potential dangers of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac,...
  • Romney far behind Obama on test of basic popularity (Half of Americans view Mitt unfavorably)

    03/28/2012 7:51:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 20 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 03/28/2012 | Jon Cohen
    Half of all Americans now express unfavorable views of Mitt Romney, a new high for the GOP presidential hopeful in Washington Post-ABC News polling. The deteriorating public impressions of the former Massachusetts governor foreshadow a significant obstacle for him as he tries to shift the focus of his campaign toward a potential match-up against President Obama. Romney’s negative numbers have jumped around this election cycle, but the overall pattern is similar to his trajectory four years ago: As he became better known, his unfavorables shot up far more rapidly than his positive numbers. Negative impressions are up eight percentage points...
  • History Shows: Odds Against Obama's Second Term

    03/28/2012 6:05:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 28, 2012 | Michael Medved
    A version of this column appeared originally in THE DAILY BEAST.As he campaigns for re-election, Barack Obama pursues a profound and uncommon honor denied to nearly two-thirds of his predecessors. Contrary to a widely held popular belief, political history doesn’t anoint incumbent presidents as automatic winners or even presumptive favorites. The numbers show that most presidents fail in their efforts to maintain a long-term hold on the affections of the fickle public and that Obama will face an uphill struggle in attempting to reprise his epic victory of 2008. Of the 42 men who served as president before the current...
  • Romney Tells Leno He’d Rather Santorum as VP Than President

    03/28/2012 4:53:24 AM PDT · by zeebee · 17 replies
    ABC News ^ | 3/27/12 | Emily Friedman
    ...Romney said, “If they are 45 years old and they show up and say I want insurance because I have heart disease, it’s like, hey guys. We can’t play the game like that. You’ve got to get insurance when you are well and then if you get ill, you are going to be covered.”
  • Romney got folksy in Deep South, but still lost (GOP-e FAIL)

    03/17/2012 1:02:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 3/17/12 | AP
    Alabama's Republican governor has some advice for Mitt Romney the next time the former Massachusetts governor campaigns in the Deep South: Cut out the y'alls and references to "cheesy grits'' and be himself.
  • Memo: Shield Steve Schmidt from John McCain blame (plans to destroy Palin to save Schmidt)

    03/15/2012 7:32:44 PM PDT · by roses of sharon · 44 replies
    Politico ^ | 3/15/12
    Ten days before the 2008 presidential election, as blame was beginning to be laid out for John McCain’s “likely defeat,” a top communications adviser to the campaign wrote a detailed strategy memo focused on how to preserve the reputation of another key adviser, Steve Schmidt, POLITICO has learned. *** The protective maneuver sheds more light on the final days of the 2008 campaign, a period of low morale marked by tensions between the Palin and McCain camps and the expectation of defeat. *** “Thankfully, and rightfully so, some members of the political punditry are already coming his defense (Rove, McKinnon,...
  • Newt moves to spoiler role to force deadlocked convention

    03/15/2012 8:03:28 AM PDT · by BO Stinkss · 136 replies
    http://www.americanthinker.com ^ | March 15, 2012 | Rick Moran
    Even in an open convention, Gingrich wouldn't have a prayer of getting the nomination. But that seems to matter less to him than blowing up Mitt Romney. Gingrich no longer says he can capture the 1,144 delegates required to wrap up the Republican nomination. Instead, he now speaks frankly about a new plan: Keep Romney from getting to 1,144 by the end of the GOP primary season in June, and then start what Gingrich calls a "conversation" about who should be the Republican nominee. That conversation, the plan goes, would lead to a brokered GOP convention at which Gingrich would...
  • (Vanity) GOP-e Blames Romney’s Troubles on Newt’s Ego

    03/15/2012 3:24:06 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 47 replies
    March 15, 2012 | Vanity
    The GOP-e is starting to blame the GOP Primary and Newt Gingrich for what they see as a weakened Romney going into the General Election. BLAME Romney! BLAME the GOP Establishment! Newt Gingrich is the only conservative still running in the GOP primary! By employing a drumbeat of damaging headlines, using misleading delegate counts and by calling for him to leave, the GOP-e and their friends in the MSM have hurt Newt but they have not succeeded in knocking him out or silencing the base.
  • MATHEMATICALLY MR. ROMNEY CANNOT CLAIM THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OUTRIGHT (Vanity)

    03/14/2012 3:58:38 AM PDT · by God-fear-republican · 14 replies
    Mar. 14th 2012 | God-fear-republican
    MATHEMATICALLY MR. ROMNEY CANNOT CLAIM THE PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE OUTRIGHT (Vanity) After March 13, after Alabama and Miss., Romney gets total of 391 bound delegates and he needs 1,144 for nomination. So he still needs 1,144 – 391 = 753 bound delegates. About 100 bound delegates of Florida and Arizona that Romney “won” will be challenged and will be re-allocated proportionally by CD or will be unbound, so his number will be reduced even further. In the remaining elections, I consider the following states which traditionally more conservative and growing weary of Romney’s electability, the bound delegates probably will be allocated...
  • Mitt Romney’s grits and catfish act goes too far for Southern critics

    03/13/2012 5:20:37 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 111 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | March 13, 2012 | Hillary Chabot
    Mitt Romney’s transformation into a cheesy grits- and catfish-loving, ya’ll-uttering good ol’ boy in the face of tight contests in Mississippi and Alabama today is being panned by critics — skeptical Southern party officials and pundits. “If you’re going to pander, at least pander well, and this isn’t pandering well,” said Stephen Gordon, a Republican consultant based in Birmingham, Ala. The former Bay State governor is a Yankee, Gordon said, and will always face skepticism no matter how many catfish filets he raves about. “People in the Deep South have a bit of a natural distrust for Northerners, especially folks...