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  • "Santorum to 'Reengineer' Campaign"

    04/05/2012 8:46:36 PM PDT · by taraytarah · 54 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4-5-12 | Robert Costa
    Richard Viguerie, a veteran conservative activist and top Santorum supporter, tells National Review Online that Santorum is “reengineering” his presidential campaign. “You can’t repeat the same behavior and expect different results,” he says. “We’ve got to do things different. We’ve got to reengineer the campaign. We’ve got to add things, take things out, and make changes. Everyone recognizes that, from the candidate on down.” Earlier today, Viguerie, along with a group of movement leaders, met with Santorum at an office in northern Virginia. For over an hour, they discussed ways to revive his bid. “We came up with a number...
  • Today, Santorum's next last chance, Wisconsin; But then what?

    04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 3, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Today's politics schedule looks like a snoozer. But wait! There's more! The primaries in Maryland (37) and the District of Columbia (19) look largely safely in Mitt Romney's delegate column, adding to his existing 568. Wisconsin too (42), although Rick Santorum has campaigned hard there. Since Iowa, where Santorum campaigned for a year to win the caucuses by two dozen votes, Romney has ruled the Midwest. He plans an election night event in Wisconsin, usually a strong sign that internal polls indicate a likely win. But even if the Pennsylvanian pulled off a Badger upset, he'd still have less than...
  • Rick Santorum: I may 'sneak' Wisconsin win

    04/02/2012 8:54:38 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/2/12 10:02 AM EDT | MJ LEE
    Rick Santorum predicted Monday on the eve of the Wisconsin primary that he may “sneak in and have an upset.” “We feel good that we’re going to have a good result here in Wisconsin — we’re going to have a strong showing, maybe even sneak in and have an upset,” Santorum said from Green Bay, Wis., in an interview with Fox News. “But either way, we’ll have a strong showing in the face of obviously overwhelming money and overwhelming establishment support [for Romney].” The former Pennsylvania senator, who is trailing Romney in the delegate race, was dismissive of the increasing...
  • Biden praised ‘power’ of Newt Gingrich’s ‘ideas,’ recommended him for UN ambassador in 2005

    04/02/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 1 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/3/2012 | Staff
    While Vice President Joe Biden has landed a few jabs on Newt Gingrich during his run for the White House, there was a time when Biden had nothing but effusive praise for the increasingly irrelevant White House contender. During a 2005 hearing on United Nations reform, then-Sen. Biden praised the “power” of Gingrich’s “ideas” and “persuasion” and even recommended that President George W. Bush select the former House Speaker as his United Nations ambassador. Here’s the context. As a co-chair of the U.S. Institute of Peace’s Task Force on the United Nations along with former Democratic Maine Sen. George Mitchell,...
  • Gingrich Hopes To Team Up With Santorum In Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop Romney Winning GOP Nomination

    03/31/2012 6:36:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 51 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | March 30, 2012
    Gingrich Hopes To Team Up With Santorum In Last-Ditch Attempt To Stop Romney Winning GOP Nomination 31 March 2012 With polls showing Newt Gingrich trailing in fourth place for the upcoming Wisconsin primary he is already getting his back up plans in place with talks of a joint ticket with Rick Santorum. As Gingrich’s hopes fade for gaining ground in the next primary his state campaign director has announced a shifting of goals focusing on winning the support of ‘soft delegates’ after Tuesday’s vote. These so-called 'soft delegates' amount to Wisconsin's three Republican National Committee delegates and the three delegates...
  • Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race [No Full Time Reporters]

    03/31/2012 6:58:10 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 19 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 30, 2012 | Ewen MacAskill
    Newt Gingrich Admits Romney Will 'Probably' Win As He Vows To Stay In Race Empty of funds, Gingrich adds that Mitt Romney is 'clearly the frontrunner' but remains defiant against calls for him to quit Ewen MacAskill 30 March 2012 Newt Gingrich has come the closest yet to acknowledging what just about everyone else in the political world has already decided: that he has no chance of becoming the Republican presidential candidate and that Mitt Romney is going to be the winner. Interviewed on WTMJ radio on the campaign trail in Wisconisn ahead of its Tuesday primary, Gingrich virtually admitted...
  • Why Rick Santorum's once-generous lead in Wisconsin is eroding

    03/31/2012 12:43:50 PM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 179 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 30, 2012 | Mark Guarino
    By the time Mitt Romney arrives in Wisconsin Friday – his first campaign stop in the state before its GOP primary on Tuesday – his challenger Rick Santorum will have already become a familiar face. Mr. Santorum has been in Wisconsin since last weekend and has dined, bowled, and played shuffleboard with residents in every pocket of the state. He’s even tossed a football at Lambeau Field, home of the Green Bay Packers. Santorum’s once-generous lead in Wisconsin is eroding. In February, the former US senator polled at 34 percent among the state’s likely Republican voters, while Mr. Romney, the...
  • 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....
  • Santorum: ‘I’m Not Going to Run as a Conservative – I’m a Conservative Period’

    03/30/2012 7:41:34 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 60 replies
    CNS News ^ | March 30, 2012 | Melanie Hunter
    GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday took GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to task for his past as a self-described “independent” who claimed he did not want to “return to the days of Reagan-Bush. Santorum, speaking to supporters at the Jelly Belly factory – which had honored President Ronald Reagan in the past for promoting the jelly bean – asked which candidate would be pull together the “Reagan coalition” and win swings states, which are “vitally important” for winning the presidential election.(Snip) “Governor Romney said that after the Etch-a-Sketch flap that he was going to run as a conservative in...
  • Newt Gingrich campaign asks state GOP to not seat Stacey Campfield as delegate

    03/30/2012 1:18:51 PM PDT · by VinL · 95 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 3-30-12 | Knoxville News Sentinel Staff
    Newt Gingrich's campaign has asked the Tennessee Republican Party....to not seat Knoxville state Sen. Stacey Campfield as a Gingrich delegate at the national convention. Campfield, who served as a state co-chair for Gingrich's campaign, abruptly switched his support to Santorum days before the March 6 "Super Tuesday" election. "Please be advised that Stacey Campfield does not have the consent of the Newt Gingrich for President Campaign to be seated as a delegate at the Republican National Convention," wrote John Fluharty, the campaign's director of delegate access, in a Thursday letter to the state GOP committee. "As a matter of information,...
  • Rep. Paul Ryan endorses Mitt Romney

    03/30/2012 5:23:23 AM PDT · by true believer forever · 349 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 30, 2012 | Justin Sink
    House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is expected to endorse Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney before Wisconsin's GOP primary next Tuesday, according to media reports. Ryan would be the latest in a string of high-profile endorsements for Romney this week, as party leaders have increasingly coalesced around the former Massachusetts governor's campaign. The Wisconsin lawmaker would join popular freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former president George H. W. Bush in signaling support for Romney this week.
  • Santorum details new delegate math

    03/29/2012 6:03:37 PM PDT · by xzins · 53 replies
    The Examiner ^ | 28 Mar 12 | Byron York
    As he struggles to keep up with frontrunner Mitt Romney and parries calls for him to drop out of the Republican presidential race, Rick Santorum has said in recent weeks that he has actually won more delegates than some media counts show. Those counts, Santorum says, are not taking into account Republican party rules, as well as the state-level meetings that actually determine how many delegates go to each candidate. "Here's one of the things that I can tell you I didn't know," Santorum told a small group of reporters at a breakfast in Washington Monday. "Every single state is...
  • Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)!

    03/29/2012 1:19:36 AM PDT · by koinonia · 37 replies
    U.S. Politics Online ^ | March 24, 2012 | Concerned Citizen
    Conservative Frontrunner Santorum Wins Majority against Romney (if Gingrich steps aside)! Popular, young and strong on Values, dynamic Senator Rick Santorum wins, with a large, absolute Majority of Votes, against the Unpopular, old and flip-flop Millionaire Mitt Romney, if Gingrich (who has lost in too many States), at last, steps aside, recent Polls reveal : For example, the Front Runner among Conservatives, Santorum, could crush Romney, with 55 % against only 33 % respectively, if Gingrich stepped aside, i.e. with a Winning margin up to + 21%, according to the latest Luisiana Polls by Magelan Strategies BR, of the 19...
  • CNN Poll: Obama leads Romney and Santorum in November showdowns

    03/28/2012 1:09:48 PM PDT · by mmanager · 47 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/28/12 | Paul Steinhauser
    Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a double-digit lead over GOP presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum in hypothetical general election matchups, according to a new poll. And a CNN/ORC International survey released Wednesday also indicates that the president's approval rating has inched over the 50% mark in CNN surveys for the first time since last May, when the polls were still registering the after effects of the death of Osama bin Laden. The number of Americans who say the economy's in good shape has jumped 13 points since January, though the survey shows a majority still think...
  • Santorum Open to VP Slot, Says He'll Do 'Whatever Necessary' to Help Country

    03/26/2012 4:05:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies · 48+ views
    The Christian Post ^ | March 26, 2012 | Paul Stanley
    Rick Santorum has shown he is a tireless campaigner and is the number one choice of evangelical voters. Now the former Pennsylvania senator is saying he is open to the idea of filling the nation's number two slot if his fellow GOP front-runner secures the party's nomination. In a Monday interview with CBN's David Brody, when Santorum was asked if he would consider running alongside Mitt Romney as the vice presidential nominee, he gave an affirmative reply. "Of course," Santorum told Brody. "I mean, look. I would do in this race as I always say, this is the most important...
  • Rick Santorum lashes out at New York Times reporter

    03/26/2012 6:26:21 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 34 replies · 36+ views
    politco ^ | 3-25-12 | By JUANA SUMMERS
    FRANKSVILLE, Wis. — On the eve of the U.S. Supreme Court’s debate over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s health care law, Rick Santorum declared that Mitt Romney’s support for a similar law in Massachusetts made him “the worst Republican in the country to put up against Barack Obama.” But when pressed by reporters about the sharp statement, Santorum grew agitated, saying that his comments regarding Romney were confined to the issue of health care. “Quit distorting my words. It’s bull——,” Santorum told a New York Times reporter who pressed the question. [snip] In response to repeated questions on the...
  • Santorum: The Paul Ryan budget is “a great blueprint,” but it doesn’t cut enough

    03/21/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/21/2012 | Tina Korbe
    Rick Santorum today gently criticized House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan's latest budget effort --- but at least it was from the right rather than the left as was Newt Gingrich's "right-wing social engineering" criticism last year: “He’s put forward a great blueprint for people to campaign upon and shows clearly progress dramatic progress in the direction of shrinking the size of government, and liberating the economy through lower taxes and less regulations,” he told Beck.But of entitlement reform, Santorum said, “we need to move forward quicker” and he called for faster spending cuts.Santorum was the only one of the presidential...
  • Santorum Shows Lying is a Necessary Habit He Employs to Get Ahead.

    03/21/2012 9:03:30 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 93 replies · 3+ views
    Yakima Conservative Examiner ^ | March 19, 2012 | Kara L. Kraemer
    The media is smearing Gingrich right and left while going relatively light on Santorum. We don't know who he is, we haven't examined his record thoroughly, we blindly believe in faith the statements he as a Christian family man uses to make a quick point, and he is the last one standing to experience the negative carpet bombing from Mitt Romney.
  • VIDEO: Gingrich campaigns with Etch-A-Sketch (Rick follows)

    03/21/2012 12:58:41 PM PDT · by VinL · 28 replies · 1+ views
    Wash Examiner ^ | 3-21-12 | Piering
    Newt Gingrich is joining team Obama by mocking Mitt Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom's "Etch-A-Sketch" comments today. Asked about how Romney would handle his pivot from primary to general election, Fehrnstrom said, “Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign. Everything changes." Fehrnstrom said on CNN, "It’s almost like an Etch-A-Sketch. You can kind of shake it up and restart all of over again." After highlighting Mitt Romney's inconsistancy on the issues, Gingrich handed the Etch-A-Sketch to a child in the audience and said, "Here you go, you can now be a presidential candidate." Obama's SuperPAC has...
  • CNN And Fox Project Romney Wins Illinois

    03/20/2012 5:51:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 276 replies
    CNN and Fox | March 20, 2012
    No link yet. I'm just seeing it on CNN. Reuters said Fox called it as well.