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  • Win Or Lose, A Third Party Run Would Be Mitt Romney’s Greatest Legacy [NeverTrump]

    05/23/2016 10:08:58 AM PDT · by C19fan · 64 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 23, 2016 | Jamie Weinstein
    Mitt Romney may be the #NeverTrump movement’s last chance for a third party bid. Anti-Trump conservatives have so far been unsuccessful in recruiting a candidate to mount a third party run against Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Gen. James Mattis said no thanks. Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse said he is too busy raising his children to run for president. Former Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn said he is not interested.
  • The story behind Mitt RomneyÂ’s loss in the presidential campaign to President Obama

    05/22/2016 11:09:07 AM PDT · by SamAdams76 · 46 replies ^ | December 23, 2012 | Michael Kranish
    It was two weeks before Election Day when Mitt Romney's political director signed a memo that all but ridiculed the notion that the Republican presidential nominee, with his better ground game could lose the key state of Ohio or the election. The race is “unmistakably moving in Mitt Romney's direction, the memo said. But the claims proved wildly off the mark, a fact embarrassingly underscored when the high-tech voter turnout system that Romney himself called “state of the art” crashed at the worst moment, on Election Day. To this day, Romney’s aides wonder how it all went so wrong...
  • Mitt Romney Identified As Primary Agent Attempting To Construct Third Party Bid…

    05/14/2016 9:43:20 PM PDT · by monkapotamus · 51 replies
    The Last Refuge ^ | May 14, 2016 | sundance
    Most people who understand the UniParty are the same people who railed against the Mitt Romney candidacy in 2012. Mitt Romney, George Bush, Jeb, same-same-same. So it should come as no surprise the enemy of Mitt Romney’s GOPe/UniParty effort, is actually us. The reality is, if it wasn’t due to the Romney election machinations in 2012, we would never have been motivated to discover the origin of the networks which created the scheme. Both 2011/2012 and 2015/2016 schemes were essentially the same. In my own personal estimation, I believe Donald Trump knew this exact same construct. Trump knew the ruse,...
  • Report: Romney recruiting Kasich, Sasse for third-party option

    05/14/2016 11:33:03 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 14, 2016 | Jesse Hellmann
    Greg Nash Mitt Romney, the GOP’s 2012 nominee, is among those courting prospects for a possible third-party bid to keep Donald Trump from the White House, according to a Washington Post report . Among those prospects are Sen. Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), one of Trump’s most vocal Republican critics, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich, who suspended his presidential campaign in early May. Kasich’s chief strategist John Weaver said the governor isn’t interested in running an an independent. A Sasse spokesman declined to comment. But it’s not looking to good for a late in the game third-party bid, according to the...
  • An unlikely duo, Clinton and Romney challenge Trump on taxes

    05/11/2016 4:36:34 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 11 May 2016
    BLACKWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took aim at Donald Trump on taxes Wednesday and quickly found an unlikely ally: 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney. Clinton noted at a New Jersey campaign rally that Trump had yet to release his tax returns and said he would slash taxes for the nation's wealthiest people if elected president. Hours later, Romney issued a withering post on Facebook, accusing Trump of hiding a damaging revelation in his tax returns. "There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns: there is a bombshell in them," Romney...
  • Romney: Trump's refusal to release tax returns is 'disqualifying'

    05/11/2016 2:59:49 PM PDT · by Grim · 147 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 5/11/16 | GABBY MORRONGIELLO
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney blasted Donald Trump on Wednesday after his successor hinted that it is unlikely he will release his tax returns before the November election. "It is disqualifying for a modern-day presidential nominee to refuse to release tax returns to the voters, especially one who has not been subject to public scrutiny in either military or public service," Romney wrote in Facebook post. "There is only one logical explanation for Mr. Trump's refusal to release his returns," he wrote Wednesday. "There is a bombshell in them. Given Mr. Trump's equanimity with other flaws in his history,...
  • Bill Kristol Names Romney, Rubio, Tom Cotton As Third-Party Prospects If Trump Wins Nomination

    04/25/2016 7:58:15 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 120 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 25 Apr 2016 | Patrick Howley
    Bill Kristol, son of Irving, names Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) 79% , Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) 79% , and others on his hypothetical shortlist of third-party candidates that he could run if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee. The “Weekly Standard” editor and self-styled neoconservative power broker is back to talking about a third party, declaring that a Trump victory in Indiana would force him to re-focus on his so-called “Latter-Day Republicans” independent ticket. A third party could help to split the vote on the Right and elect Hillary Clinton president, which would allow Kristol to stave off...
  • Coming soon to Team Cruz in Indiana: Jeb Bush and/or Mitt Romney?

    04/20/2016 5:32:21 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    HotAir ^ | April 20, 2016 | Allahpundit
    He won’t be alone. There is preliminary talk of Cruz assembling a high-profile team of GOP surrogates and bringing them to Indiana, according to sources familiar with the Cruz campaign’s internal deliberations. The goal would be to project unprecedented party unity against Trump with a roster of supporters that, in addition to familiar faces such as Walker and Carly Fiorina, could include Jeb Bush or even Mitt Romney. Is that what last night’s surprisingly upbeat Cruz speech was about? Sounding more like a traditional general-election candidate in order to encourage establishment Republicans to unite with him now? In any case,...
  • Romney: 3-man race throws Trump the nomination

    04/18/2016 12:54:08 PM PDT · by McGruff · 102 replies
    CNN ^ | April 18, 2016 | David Gregory
    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is again warning his party of the dangers of a Donald Trump nomination, saying a three-man race likely paves the way for the New York billionaire to capture the nomination on the first ballot of this summer's GOP convention in Cleveland. The former Massachusetts governor, in an interview on "The David Gregory Show" podcast says Tuesday's New York primary is an important moment in the primary fight. "If (Gov. John Kasich and Sen. Ted Cruz) are both going at it aggressively until the very end then I think Trump gets it on the first...
  • Tennessee Republicans distrust party direction

    04/15/2016 4:50:53 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    Columbis Daily Herald ^ | April 14, 2016 | SAVANNA WALKER
    Local politicians and activists are apprehensive about the upcoming Republican convention in July. “The fight I hope to lead once we get to Cleveland is that the rules that we started with are the rules that we end with,” former State Rep. Joe Carr, a delegate for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, said. Carr was a Newt Gingrich delegate in 2012, when the RNC changed the requirements for winning the nomination. Prior to 2012, a nominee was required to have won a majority of delegates from at least five states to be on the ballot at the convention. Then, the GOP...
  • Mitt Romney revealed as GOP pick by RNC 'DeepThroat'

    04/03/2016 9:08:24 AM PDT · by kevcol · 119 replies
    The News Hub ^ | April 3, 2016 | Bill Singletary
    A Watergate-type 'Deep Throat' has come forward to claim that despite all the talk of a contested Republican Convention, the GOP nominee will be former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, a deal, said the shadowy source who has direct knowledge of the situation, was sealed months ago by the Republican National Committee (RNC). "All this hoopla about Trump splitting the Party if he doesn't get the nomination – even if he gets only a majority of the needed delegates – is hogwash," insisted the well-placed source who claims direct knowledge of talks held between Romney and GOP executives. . . ....
  • A mocking Mitt Romney takes after Trump's "foreign wives"

    03/24/2016 12:52:36 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 167 replies ^ | 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.
  • Trump can take at least six states Romney lost and win in November

    03/23/2016 8:52:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 53 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 3/23/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Willard Romney lost in 2012 because he was a terrible candidate who, by Election Day, showed he would rather lose than appeal to conservatives. Romney won only the states he was supposed to win; nothing more. His attitude that “looking good but losing was better than appealing to conservatives” chased some 4 million conservative voters away. He followed George W. Bush’s stupid lead and did not fight back against Harry Reid’s lies about his failing to pay his taxes. Instead he allowed himself to be mocked and led around by the nose by Reid and the media over a totally...
  • Donald Trump: ‘Mixed up Man’ Mitt Romney’s Vote for Ted Cruz Is ‘Good for Me’

    03/19/2016 12:24:18 PM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | MARCH 19, 2016 | Alex Swoyer
    GOP frontrunner Donald Trump blasted 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney on Twitter for Romney’s earlier tweet on Friday declaring he will vote for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) in Utah on Tuesday.
  • Mitt Romney: Vote for Ted Cruz over 'Trumpism'

    03/19/2016 11:57:37 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 51 replies
    BBC ^ | 3/18/16 | Anthony Zurcher
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney will vote for Texas Senator Ted Cruz, saying he is "repulsed" by Republican front-runner Donald Trump. Mr Romney said in a Facebook post that the only way to nominate a Republican is to have an open convention, in which party officials choose the nominee. He campaigned with Governor John Kasich in Ohio but said voting for Mr Cruz is the only way to stop "Trumpism". -snip- "Mitt Romney is a mixed up man who doesn't have a clue. No wonder he lost!" Mr Trump said on Twitter. -snip- "Today, there is a contest between Trumpism...
  • The Stop Trump Movement Limps Forward

    03/18/2016 4:56:01 AM PDT · by kevcol · 29 replies
    NBC News ^ | March 17, 2016 | Leigh Ann Caldwell
    That unity ticket would preferably include Sen. Ted Cruz, who is second behind Trump in the delegate count, and a presidential contender who dropped out already. But the group did not discount including someone not in the race like Paul Ryan or Mitt Romney. . . Still, the Club for Growth, has decided to continue on with its efforts to stop Trump. After an internal meeting Wednesday, the group decided to launch a $200,000 ad buy in Utah, which holds its primary Tuesday. . . "Going forward, looking at the numbers, we think it's still very possible to keep Trump...
  • Doomsday Savior? How Paul Ryan Will Pick the Next President

    03/17/2016 3:38:10 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 41 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 3/16/16 | Adam Phillips
    It’s hidden there in plain sight, even if it hasn’t happened since the election of 1825: The people will not pick the next president, Congress will. We wrote about this last week on Medium, and now the story is beginning to flesh out. Politico reports that leading conservatives will meet on Thursday to plot out a third-party spoiler plan to beat presumed nominee Donald Trump. With Marco Rubio suspending his campaign after losing the Florida primary and it is beginning to appear he will reverse his previous words to support a nominee Trump. Because there will be a third party...
  • If Mitt Romney is not making another attempt to run for POTUS, wonder why he filed with the FEC

    03/08/2016 11:11:04 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 72 replies
    Twitter ^ | 3/8/2016 | Dan Scavino
    If Mitt Romney is not making another attempt to run for POTUS- wonder why he filed with the FEC ON 2/1/2016.
  • Byron York: Showing strength in Michigan, Trump feeds on hostility to GOP, Romney

    03/07/2016 4:30:47 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 6,2016 | BYRON YORK
    NBC found Trump leading among men and women, Republicans and independents, conservatives and moderates. And 61 percent of likely GOP voters said they strongly support their candidate, while just 12 percent said they are likely to change their mind. Trump appeared at Macomb Community College, in Macomb County, home of the storied Democratic voters who helped put Ronald Reagan in the White House in the 1980s. Trump took the stage just 12 hours after a contentious Republican debate in Detroit, and after 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney attacked Trump in a widely-discussed speech. This is Michigan, Romney's home state, where...
  • Mitt Romney won’t rule out accepting GOP nomination at contested convention

    03/06/2016 2:26:18 PM PST · by LS · 221 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 3/6/2016 | S.A. Miller
    Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, refused Sunday to rule out becoming the nominee again this year at a brokered convention, though he insisted he couldn’t imagine that happening. “I don’t think anyone in our party should say, ‘Oh no, even if the people of the party wanted me to be president, I would say no to it.’ No one is going to say that,” Mr. Romney said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
  • 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...
  • 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 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...
  • (Vanity) What if Romney DOES get in..? How would you react..?

    02/27/2016 6:51:04 PM PST · by gaijin · 126 replies
    Feb 27, 2016 | Me
    More and more it seems a real possibility that Mittens might get into the race. Rubio is a little shaky and The Establishment is getting a little desperate. How would you react? If you encountered a neighbor you really liked, what would you say about this? Would you vote for another Republican again..?
  • 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.
  • Are Republicans Drafting Mitt Romney? 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

    11/12/2015 10:52:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    Heavy ^ | November 13, 2015 | Stephanie Dube Dwilson
    Rumors are starting to fly that Republican elites are considering adding Mitt Romney to the Republican primary in a last-minute attempt to destabilize the popularity of non-traditional candidates Donald Trump and Ben Carson, The Washington Post reported. But this seems to be mostly rumor and speculation from his friends, since Romney himself has said he won’t run again and no one has gone on record yet with specific plans to draft him. What’s really going on? Here’s what you need to know....
  • Why Mitt Romney should save the Republican Party and join the 2016 race

    09/05/2015 6:05:47 AM PDT · by PROCON · 92 replies ^ | Sep. 3, 2015 | Michael Brendan Dougherty
    "Mitt wants to run. He never stopped wanting to run," an anonymous senior adviser of Mitt Romney's 2012 presidential campaign recently told New York magazine. Other members of Romneyworld have denied the former governor is interested in another campaign. But at this stage in the 2016 race, Mitt Romney should start preparing to get back in the arena.Romney should be ready to enter the field to save his party from an awful reckoning between its leadership and its base, a reckoning that has been brought on by Donald Trump's campaign. Trump has proven that the "strongest GOP primary field in...
  • Romney Is Horrified by Trump — and That’s Restarting ‘Mitt 2016’ Talk

    09/02/2015 7:26:44 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 118 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 09/02/2015 | Gabriel Sherman
    As Donald Trump continues to dominate the Republican presidential race, frustration and panic have become high enough to make some inside the party Establishment pine for a candidate they roundly rejected as recently as January: Mitt Romney. Romney himself has become one of Trump’s most vocal detractors inside the party. “He’s someone to whom civility means a lot. The whole Trump thing really bothers him,” a close Romney adviser told me — and some Romney-ites are only too happy to talk up the prospect of their man jumping into the race if the Establishment fails to stop Trump, whose support...
  • GOP establishment plans Trump takedown

    08/30/2015 8:54:31 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 124 replies
    cnn ^ | Updated 2:41 PM ET, Sun August 30, 2015 | By John King, CNN Chief National Correspondent
    2. An anti-Trump ad deluge after Labor Day? It's no secret the Republican establishment is unnerved by Donald Trump and his lead in national and key state polls. And now, after weeks of assuming his support would be fleeting, there is a debate about how to take aim at Trump -- and just who should finance such an effort. CNN's Maeve Reston noted that most GOP strategists see risks in having the attacks come from the other candidates or their directly affiliated super PACs. So, she reports, there is conversation about what other group might raise money for anti-Trump TV...
  • Former Trump advisor: Romney thinking about getting in

    08/23/2015 3:02:51 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 122 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 8/23/2015 | Curt Mills
    Colorful former Trump advisor Roger Stone thinks 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney is thinking about getting back in the presidential race. Stone tweeted his suspicion, and told CNN he had heard that Romney was considering a run from his sources. The move could indicate Romney sees an opportunity to better confront and challenge front-runner Donald Trump. Some see current establishment standard bearer former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as flailing. Trump has mocked Bush for being "just flat" on the campaign trail and Sunday called him a "low energy" candidate. Romney publicly considered a third run as recently as January, but...
  • Sarah Palin on Potential Romney ’16 Run: ‘We Need New Blood’ ... (Hello Sarah, this means you)

    01/18/2015 5:04:15 AM PST · by Cringing Negativism Network · 70 replies ^ | by Tony Lee15 Jan 2015 | by Tony Lee
    Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin wants failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney to get off the stage as Romney, the career candidate, seriously considers a third run White House run.
  • Iowa poll: Romney leads nascent Iowa field with 21%, Bush at 14%, Walker 10%

    01/14/2015 5:02:24 AM PST · by C19fan · 34 replies
    Gravos Marketing ^ | January 13, 2015 | Neil W. McCabe
    The 2012 Republican nominee for president holds a leads a broad field of GOP potential contenders in the Townhall/Gravis poll conducted Jan. 5-7 among 404 registered Republican voters queried. Note: the polls were conducted using IVR technology and weighted by historical voting demographics. Former Massachusetts governor W. Mitt Romney has never left the hearts and minds of Republican voters and he will hold the dominant position in the race for the 2016 presidential nomination until the other candidates spin up their own campaigns, said Doug Kaplan, the managing partner of Gravis Marketing, a Florida-based pollster and call center that executed...
  • An Open Letter To Mitt Romney

    01/12/2015 7:40:12 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    Ace of Spades HQ ^ | January 12, 2015 | Drew M.
    Dear Mitt, I know we haven't always seen eye to eye. And I've been tough on you in the past but you need to hear this from someone...drop the idea of running again. It must stick in your craw that you lost to an idiot like Barack Obama. But that's the problem,….an…idiot…like...Barack...Obama. Yes, defeating an incumbent President is hard but it's a lot easier in times of economic distress (see Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton, granted he invented his own time of distress but "it's the economy stupid" carried the day). Even with crushing levels of unemployment, anemic growth...
  • Romney Formally Expresses Interest In Third Presidential Run, Puts Donors On Hold

    01/11/2015 6:31:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 50 replies
    Jewish Political News and Updates ^ | January 10, 2015 | Staff
    Mitt Romney has formally expressed interest in trying his luck for a third time, just weeks after former Florida governor Jeb Bush announced the launch of an exploratory committee to run for president in 2016, The Wall Street Journal first reported Saturday. “I want to be president,” Romney reportedly told about 30 donors in New York. Everybody in here can go tell your friends that I’m considering a run.” Romney on Friday also e-mailed his donors with invitations to his fourth annual policy summit in Park City, scheduled for June 11-13. Just a year ago, in an interview with The...
  • Romney on 2016: “We’ve got a lot of people looking at the race. We’ll see what happens.”

    09/30/2014 7:17:36 PM PDT · by Bettyprob · 83 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 30, 2014
    Scout’s honor: Not until today, having read the words of the man himself, have I sincerely believed he might run again. The RomneyWatch™ posts are fun to write but not because Mitt 2016 was a real thing — I thought. They were fun because it wasn’t a real thing. It was a way to collectively pretend-scare ourselves, like playing with a ouija board. Now, suddenly, I look down and the planchette is moving by itself. And it spells M-I-T-T. A recent column by the conservative pundit Byron York noted that Romney had kept in close contact with many of his...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • The Myth of Romney

    03/30/2012 2:57:31 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 5 replies ^ | February 29, 2012 | Judson Phillips
    Myths have this habit of hanging around, growing and even be repeated and believed. Mitt Romney is the center of one of the biggest myths going around. What is the myth of Romney? The myth of Romney is that he is electable. It is right up there with the myth he is a conservative. The headlines for today by the Romney friendly media are that Romney one two states. As always the drive by media does not go into the story the way it should be delved into. Romney won Arizona handily. He took 47% to Santorum’s 26%, Gingrich’s 16%...
  • Mitt Romney: Still not supported by the Tea Party

    03/30/2012 2:44:47 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 27 replies ^ | 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,...
  • CNN Poll: Obama leads Romney and Santorum in November showdowns

    03/30/2012 10:10:31 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | March 28th, 2012 | 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...
  • 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...
  • 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.”
  • Santorum Wins La. Primary By Significant Margin[Santorum 40%; Romney 29%; Gingrich 22%]

    03/24/2012 6:21:56 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 35 replies
    MSNBC ^ | March 24, 2012 | Michael O'Brien,
    NBC: Santorum Wins La. Primary By Significant Margin Sean Gardner / REUTERS Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum signs placards as he greets supporters at a Get Out The Vote rally in Mandeville, Louisiana March 21, 2012. By Michael O'Brien Rick Santorum’s campaign netted a victory Saturday night in Louisiana, where NBC News projected he’d won that state’s GOP primary by a significant margin. The win sparks hope of a campaign rebound, following Santorum’s lopsided losses to Mitt Romney in the Illinois and Puerto Rico primaries. The former Massachusetts governor finished second and Newt Gingrich third in...
  • 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 ^ | 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...
  • What Democrats REALLY think of Mitt Romney (The Joke's on Us)

    03/23/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT · by publius321 · 6 replies ^ | 3/23/2012 | Scott Ryan
    I just stumbled upon an accurate column on the Democrat’s ACTUAL view upon a Romney nomination titled “Democrats Have No Fear Of Romney” (linked at blog) It provides a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Obama campaign’s TRUE view of the prospects of a Mitt Romney nomination. It demonstrates that they understand that Mitt Romney cannot beat Barack Obama and only –events- can defeat him if Romney is the nominee. In essence, Romney –is- the “bag of rocks” candidate because he brings absolutely nothing to the election that could legitimately be considered as marketable in the most anti-Wall Street...
  • "Romney's problem Isn't His Campaign."

    03/20/2012 4:58:46 PM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 15 replies
    Reason | 3/19/12 | Peter Suderman
    Is Mitt Romney having trouble sealing the deal on the GOP nomination because of his campaign team? The Atlantic's Molly Ball gets a handful of Republican consultants to dish on the former business consultant's current staff of political consultants: "Romney deserves a lot more out of his staff," said one senior Republican operative who spoke on condition of anonymity. "They have mishandled him. It has been a clumsy campaign that lacks a message and has relied on a crutch of negative ad spending to make up for its weakness." Myopic, insular and overconfident, Team Romney has squandered the candidate's strengths...
  • (Vanity) Conservatives,What Ticket Will Seal The Deal For Romney? Romney/McDonnell or Romney/Ryan ?

    03/17/2012 10:11:49 PM PDT · by Liberals_R_BiPolar_Turkeys · 47 replies
    Assuming Romney is the projected nominee, he will need a VP that will please the GOP,Tea Party & Conservative Base. Most of us want Marco Rubio, but he still hasn't shown any serious interest. That leaves McDonnell&Ryan next in line. Either one will give Romney a boost against Obama. Virgina&North Carolina being crucial would be the reason to choose McDonnell. Wisconsin & the rust belt would be the factor with Paul Ryan. It's a tough decision. There are a few others, but if there was a poll, Ryan would probably be the choice if Rubio bowed out.
  • In Romney, Moderates See A Champion Against The "Nutjobs" The Tea Party is so 2009

    03/03/2012 9:25:42 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | March 1, 2012 | McKay Coppins
    ANN ARBOR, Michigan — As he watched last week's Republican debate from his apartment in University of Michigan's married student housing, Derek Osborne could hardly contain his disgust every time Rick Santorum came on TV. "He represents a part of the Republican party that drives me absolutely crazy," he seethed. Osborne, a Ph.D candidate, is a Mitt Romney supporter. He's also a moderate Republican who is alarmed at what he sees as the anti-intellectual fervor—and undeniable political power—of the Tea Party movement. As the latest candidate to emerge as the main populist rival to Romney, Santorum has become the primary...
  • DRUDGE HEADLINE, POLE: Romney Surges in OHIO....

    03/02/2012 8:17:04 AM PST · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 28 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | Today | Not listed
    The Republican Primary race in Ohio is one of the biggest prizes on Super Tuesday, and it’s now a tossup. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of Likely Primary Voters in Ohio, taken last night, shows former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum attracting 33% of the vote and Mitt Romney earning 31%. That’s a significant tightening of the race. Two weeks ago, Santorum led Romney by 18 percentage points. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is now in third place with 15% of the vote, and Texas Congressman Ron Paul runs last with 11% support. Two percent (2%) prefer another candidate, and...
  • A brokered GOP convention in Tampa? Prospect no longer looks inconceivable

    02/26/2012 1:58:34 AM PST · by Ron C. · 27 replies · 1+ views
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 2/26/12 | Adam C. Smith
    Jeb Bush calls it an unbelievable scenario. Karl Rove says life on Pluto is more likely. Still, national Republican Party officials and attorneys are quietly preparing for a prospect that no longer looks inconceivable: By the time thousands of Republicans converge for their convention Aug. 27-30 at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, they will not have a nominee. "Everybody that says they've got a crystal ball about the 2012 presidential election should have their head examined," said Phil Musser, a Republican strategist supporting Mitt Romney. "There have been more loops in this race than the roller coaster at Space Mountain,...