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  • Romney was not the problem

    11/22/2012 10:31:36 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 155 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | November 21, 2012 | Ann Coulter
    Small minds always leap to the answers given the last time around, which is probably why Maxine Waters keeps getting re-elected. But the last time is not necessarily the same as this time. A terrorist attack is not the same as the Cold War, a war in Afghanistan is not the same as a war in Iraq, and Mitt Romney is not the same as John McCain or Bob Dole. But since the election, many conservatives seem to be coalescing around the explanation for our defeat given by Jenny Beth Martin of the Tea Party Patriots, who said: “What we...
  • Jeb Bush is wrong: Ronald Reagan could have won the 2012 Republican nomination easily

    06/11/2012 9:34:32 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 59 replies
    The Great Britain (UK) Telegraph ^ | June 11th, 2012 | By Tim Stanley
    Jeb Bush says that if Ronald Reagan was alive today he would struggle to win the Republican presidential nomination. I should think so – the great man would be 101 (that gag is copyrighted to Jonah Goldberg). What Bush meant was that Reagan’s history of compromise with Democrats would make him unacceptable to the GOP base. He told Bloomberg reporters that Reagan and Bush's father, President George HW Bush, "got a lot of stuff done with a lot of bipartisan support. [Reagan] would be criticized for doing the things that he did.” The remark is electoral gold for Obama as...
  • Mitt Romney Campaigns in Colorado & Nevada; Clinches GOP Nomination

    05/28/2012 9:15:30 PM PDT · by AmonAmarth · 89 replies
    C-Span ^ | May 28th 2012
    Mitt Romney will officially clinch the Republican nomination for President when he secures the 1,144 delegates required to become the party's nominee in the Texas primary later tonight. Romney will also campaign today in two western battleground states, Colorado and Nevada. The former Governor will begin the day in the northwest Colorado town of Craig where he will hold a rally at Alice Pleasant Park and is scheduled to talk about the economy and energy policy. According to the Craig Daily Press, the owner of Deer Park Inn sent the Romney campaign a video called ”The Perfect Storm Over Craig,...
  • Ron Paul Scoops Up 83% of Available Delegates in Minnesota

    05/23/2012 7:04:02 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 24 replies
    New York Times ^ | Updated 23 May 2012 | NY Times Election Coverage
    Don't look now, but Ron Paul has just secured 30 of 36 delegates in Minnesota. Although he won only four counties and finished 18% behind Rick Santorum, the February 7 caucus winner, superior organization has enabled him to stuff the delegate rolls with committed Paulistas.This follows his February 4 narrow caucus loss in Maine, where Paul's delegates still managed to secure 21 of 22 committed delegates.
  • Ron Paul all but ends presidential campaign, continues delegate strategy

    05/14/2012 12:09:56 PM PDT · by EternalVigilance · 14 replies
    The Ticket ^ | May 14, 2012 | Rachel Rose Hartman
    Ron Paul announced Monday that his campaign will no longer spend money on presidential nominating contests due to lack of funds, effectively ending his campaign for the Republican nomination.
  • Santorum endorses one-time rival Romney

    05/07/2012 8:41:01 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 492 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 7, 2012
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Rick Santorum is endorsing his one-time bitter rival Mitt Romney in a late-night e-mail to his supporters. Santorum on Monday urged his supporters to join him in working with the effective Republican nominee to deny President Barack Obama a second term.
  • Ron Paul wins Louisiana

    05/01/2012 12:16:46 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    KVUE, ABC Channel 24, Austin TX ^ | April 29, 2012 at 7:19 PM
    Texas Congressman Ron Paul continues to work to win the Republican nomination. He's campaigning in Houston. Saturday night, he claimed another caucus victory. Louisiana announced that approximately 74 percent of its delegates will go to GOP Convention as Paul supporters. …
  • On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate

    04/26/2012 2:12:02 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 120 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-26-2012 | Andrew Rafferty
    On good-bye tour, Gingrich touts ability to be Romney surrogate By NBC's Andrew Rafferty MOORESVILLE, NC -- Even though his presidential campaign "will go bye-bye," Newt Gingrich on Thursday said he and his wife plan to campaign through the fall to help presumptive nominee Mitt Romney. "I'm going to look at how I can be helpful, because I suspect people will still show up to hear me," Gingrich told voters at luncheon here. "Callista and I are going to campaign through October." Though today, just 25 people attended the midday event here, leaving a roomful of empty chairs. Some of...
  • Newt Gingrich says he's dropping out 'about' May 2 and endorsing Romney [VIDEO]

    04/29/2012 3:29:52 PM PDT · by Innovative · 213 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 4/29/2012 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told The Daily Caller in a video interview that he is dropping out of the Republican presidential race 'probably about Wednesday' May 2 and endorsing former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Gingrich, alongside his wife Callista, said the GOP's message in the general election should be, "Can you afford four more years like this? Not complicated. Do you want this much unemployment, this high a gasoline price, this much deficit spending? You have a great president but if you don't want this, you better vote for somebody new."
  • The Square Can Win

    04/27/2012 1:29:34 AM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies ^ | April 26, 2012 | David Paul Kuhn
    In 1972, a young aide named Patrick Buchanan suggested that Richard Nixon frame the presidential campaign as "square America" vs. "radical America." The square won 49 states. Pundits tend to describe Mitt Romney's vanilla disposition as a liability. The Washington Post recently asked, "Why does Mitt Romney seem so stiff?" But there's a more practical question: How much does it matter? Stiffs can become president, even in this television age. During the 1988 campaign, George H.W. Bush asked reporters, “What’s wrong with being a boring kind of guy?" The answer came on Election Day. Americans backed the boring guy. Today,...
  • Tea Party May Be Dead. And Conservative Media is Robert the Bruce

    04/25/2012 12:44:11 PM PDT · by rightjb · 23 replies ^ | 4/25/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    We awoke today with news that Mitt Romney’s nomination has now risen to nearly 57% of the GOP nationally, and that in the most fervent conservative state in the country, South Carolina, Tea Party “membership” has dropped from 28% to 11%. For weeks the supposed conservative media pushed either a disingenuous, social conservative statist hypocrite, or a liberal socialist in conservative clothing ignoring the only man that expanded conservatism nationally and balanced the budget 4 consecutive years with a liberal Democrat President and an overwhelming RINO Republican majority. I have something to say about that. Am I damn sure ain’t...
  • Primary Postmortem [Vanity]

    04/25/2012 8:31:57 AM PDT · by kevkrom · 32 replies
    Special to Free Republic | 2012-04-25 | Self
    Primary Postmortem And so another GOP primary season wraps up, all but officially, and once again, conservatives get the shaft. As usual, it is largely of our own making, as we fail to unify behind a single standard-bearer and allow the "establishment" candidates to pick us off one by one, as none can gain enough momentum to topple the McCains or Romneys of the world. So, how do we avoid this problem next time? What criteria can we use to find a "unity" candidate when we all have our own ideas as to who the "best" candidate is? I think...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Romney Wins GOP Primary Marked by Low Turnout (The RINO Effect)

    04/24/2012 7:34:28 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 59 replies
    Middletown Patch ^ | 4/24/12 | Cassandra Day
    Middletown poll workers outnumbered voters in Tuesday's Republican Primary in which the presumptive GOP Presidential candidate Mitt Romney sailed to victory. -snip Normally, there’s a rush between 6 and 8 a.m., Dypa said, as a poll worker yelled to the eight others in the gymnasium, not one a voter, “seven hours!” This year, three Republicans showed up at Spencer during the first two hours.
  • Goode is a presidential candidate

    04/23/2012 10:27:06 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 37 replies
    The Franklin News-Post ^ | April 23, 2012 | Paul Collins - Martinsville Bulletin
    The Constitution Party nominated the Franklin County native in Nashville on Saturday NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Constitution Party has nominated Virgil Goode to run for president of the United States. Goode was nominated Saturday morning on the first round of voting at the party's convention in Nashville, according to Jim Clymer, the party's national chairman. Goode received 203 votes; 202 were required for a majority. Goode, 65, of Rocky Mount is a former Virginia senator who served six terms in Congress. "There was some spirited competition" for the Constitution Party nomination for president, with a total of six candidates, Clymer...
  • Can Gingrich turn around the primary in Delaware?

    04/23/2012 8:33:31 PM PDT · by vmivol00 · 7 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 4-23-12 | Ed Morrissey
    Ready for the greatest political comeback of all time?  According to the Newt Gingrich campaign, that’s what they hope to start tomorrow in Delaware by surprising Mitt Romney in tomorrow’s winner-take-all closed primary: The campaign told NBC that Tuesday would be a “big day” and that Gingrich was “just waiting to see” what the outcome of the primary would be.  He told a Wilmington audience last week that a win in Delaware would “break up the media narrative” that has formed from Gingrich’s inability to win a state in over six weeks.  Can Gingrich make this his “game changer” and...
  • Mitt & Newt: A Plan to Win This Year

    04/20/2012 7:03:17 AM PDT · by Josh Painter · 44 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 19 Apr 2012 05:00 PM | Christopher Ruddy
    As the dust begins to quickly settle from the hotly contested Republican primary and Mitt Romney assumes the title of presumptive nominee, it’s important to recognize the role Newt Gingrich has played and will continue to play in helping the Republicans win the White House and Senate this fall. The former House speaker recently told Newsmax in an interview that he remains in the race, not as a spoiler, but to play a key role promoting a conservative agenda at the Republican convention in Tampa in August. It’s a worthy goal – and I have no doubt that Newt will...
  • Mitt Romney leads Obama in first Gallup national tracking poll

    04/16/2012 12:03:42 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 349 replies
    The Hill ^ | April 16, 2012 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney leads President Obama in the first Gallup national daily tracking poll. Romney took 47 percent support from surveyed registered voters, while Obama took 45 in a poll conducted between April 11 and April 15. Romney's edge though is within the poll's three point margin of error. Independents tipped the scale in favor of Romney, going for the former Massachusetts governor 45 percent to 39.
  • Report: Santorum to Suspend Campaign (Live FoxNews Conference just confirms supension)

    04/10/2012 11:05:34 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 60 replies
    weeklystandard ^ | 10 APR 12 | dcbryan1
    Fox Confirms: Rick Santorum to suspend Presidential Campaign. Will post link and source when it hits Fox News Website.
  • Gingrich says campaign 'on a shoestring,' signals he's preparing for Romney nomination

    04/09/2012 6:59:00 AM PDT · by PSYCHO-FREEP · 179 replies ^ | April 08, 2012 | N/A
    (Snip) Though Gingrich and Romney throughout January engaged in some of the most personal attacks of the presidential primary campaign, Gingrich said Sunday that the two are at peace with one another. "I hit him as hard as I could, he hit me as hard as he could -- turned out he had more things to hit with than I did," Gingrich said. "That's part of the business." Gingrich said that if Romney wins 1,144 delegates and clinches the nomination, he will do "everything I can" to support him going into November. "We are absolutely committed to defeating Barack Obama,"...