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  • Remember When?

    06/25/2012 5:03:15 PM PDT · by palin45potus · 29 replies
    vanity | 6-25-2012 | palin45potus
    Remember when Romney turned away Stimulus funds because they were wasteful and infringed on the Tenth Amendment? Remember when Romney led the fight against Obamacare with his bold op-eds, inviting scorn and being called a liar for daring to mention the unavoidable rationing of services ("Death Panels") ? Remember when Romney led the GOP to an astonishing victory in the 2010 mid-terms? Remember when Romney inspired thousands across the nation to sleep outside book stores in hopes of meeting him? Remember when Romney Flew to Arizona to stand by the embattled Governor Brewer as she was targeted by the Administration...
  • Tonight's Debate

    01/10/2008 11:16:54 PM PST · by Checkers · 69 replies · 152+ views ^ | 01/10/2008 | Hugh Hewitt
    UPDATE: John McCain with Sean Hannity immediately after the debate compounds his error on immigration by giving the impression that the only change needed in McCain-Kennedy is border-security first. Wow. He just doesn't get it. Romney followed McCain and by contrast shined, and spent time talking about the Reagn example and inspiration and the Reagan-Bush legacy. Romney also got the opportunity to talk to Michigan voters. "I continue to feel that you cannot write off jobs," he replied to Sean's question about McCain's "straight-talk" about Michigan's economic woes, and spoke specifically to the auto industry's renewal in Michigan. Assuming that...
  • Romney has county roots

    01/11/2008 7:57:49 AM PST · by AmericanMade1776 · 41 replies · 59+ views
    The Oakland Press ^ | Jan 11,2008 | CAROL HOPKINS
    Wherever Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney goes, memories of Oakland County, Bloomfield Hills and Cranbrook Schools go with him. Willard Mitt Romney lived in Bloomfield Hills and attended Cranbrook from 1959-65. His wife, Ann, also is a Cranbrook graduate. Mitt Romney's Cranbrook schoolmates from 40 years ago - such as Gregg Dearth from Connecticut - have even volunteered to help with his campaign. Dearth reminisced about the Cranbrook years from a cab in New York City on Thursday. "We tried like hell to corrupt him," said Dearth, with a chuckle. "I broke a lot of rules. There was a lot...
  • Romney For President National Call Day 2008 Raises An Estimated $5 Million

    01/09/2008 3:42:23 PM PST · by americanophile · 145 replies · 82+ views ^ | January 8, 2008 | Romney Press Shop
    Boston, MA – Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that National Call Day 2008 has raised an estimated $5 million. About 500 Romney volunteer fundraisers from across the country joined Governor Romney in Boston today to call donors nationwide to raise both primary and general election dollars. Today marks the first Romney for President finance event in which general election dollars were raised. The success of today's event will help Governor Romney continue to compete nationwide and help communicate his message of bringing conservative change in Washington. Governor Mitt Romney said, "National Call Day 2008 has been an extraordinary success. I...
  • Mitt Romney: Ronald Reagan in Sacred Underwear?

    12/26/2007 7:02:35 PM PST · by TheLion · 400 replies · 447+ views
    The Student Operated Press ^ | December 24, 2007 | John Lillpop
    Bleeding-heart types looking for a "minority cause” for which to advocate in the 2008 presidential elections are torn between the candidacies of a woman, two African- Americans, a Hispanic and a former mayor of Cleveland who is more of a communist than Vladimir Putin. Tough choices, those, and all of them Democrats. In the interest of fairness, however, the name of Mitt Romney should be added to the shopping list of those searching for an oppressed minority to support. As a practicing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), Romney is aligned with one of...
  • Romney Is the Real Deal

    12/26/2007 12:14:06 PM PST · by lady lawyer · 233 replies · 572+ views
    Newsmax ^ | Dec. 26, 2007 | Ronald Kessler
    Last April, Newsmax magazine ran a cover story headlined, “Romney to the Rescue: Romney’s Got the Right Stuff for 2008.” Based on interviews I conducted with Mitt Romney and his friends, family, and aides, as well as with critics and neutral observers, the profile depicted him as a remarkably successful businessman and conservative governor with impeccable character. Since the Newsmax article appeared nothing has changed. No one has revealed that Romney appointed a close friend as police chief who has since been indicted for dealings involving figures with ties to the Mafia, as is the case with Rudy Giuliani. Giuliani...
  • Mitt: I’ll “go after” retailers who sell violent adult video games

    12/22/2007 9:23:45 AM PST · by Sir Gawain · 92 replies · 206+ views
    Mitt: I’ll “go after” retailers who sell violent adult video games posted at 5:03 pm on December 21, 2007 by Allahpundit This comes courtesy of HA’s resident IT czar, Mark Jaquith, whose inner libertarian shivers at the prospect of it. Mine too. We’ve been binging on Huck’s nanny statism for weeks now, but with Mitt emerging as the viable alternative it pays to remind ourselves of the lengths to which he’s willing to go to clean up the “cesspool” that is America. I want to restore values so children are protected from a societal cesspool of filth, pornography, violence, sex,...
  • Romney's Shaggy Dog Story

    07/09/2007 8:52:13 AM PDT · by Asclepius · 45 replies · 1,096+ views
    Time in partnership with CNN ^ | June 27, 2007 | Ana Marie Cox
    I can't be the only one who finds, in this anecdote, something else entirely besides, "emotion-free crisis management": Before beginning the drive, Mitt Romney put Seamus, the family's hulking Irish setter, in a dog carrier and attached it to the station wagon's roof rack. He'd built a windshield for the carrier, to make the ride more comfortable for the dog. [snip] As the oldest son, Tagg Romney commandeered the way-back of the wagon, keeping his eyes fixed out the rear window, where he glimpsed the first sign of trouble. ''Dad!'' he yelled. ''Gross!'' A brown liquid was dripping down the...
  • Complaint filed with IRS after Tampa televangelist compares Romney to Satan

    06/02/2007 9:36:25 AM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 92 replies · 4,111+ views
    Sun-Sentinal ^ | 6/1/07 | Alan Cooperman
    Florida evangelist Bill Keller says he was making a spiritual -- not political -- statement when he warned the 2.4 million subscribers to his Internet prayer ministry that ``if you vote for Mitt Romney, you are voting for Satan!'' But the Washington-based advocacy group Americans United for Separation of Church and State says the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) should revoke the 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status of Bill Keller Ministries, nonetheless.
  • ROMNEY'S CANDIDACY: BEYOND FACE VALUE (represents the long-lost American ideal)

    05/18/2007 4:36:41 AM PDT · by Liz · 245 replies · 1,777+ views
    NY POST ^ | May 18, 2007 | VOX POPULI
    THE ISSUE: Whether Mitt Romney can become the first Mormon president. (Rich Lowry "Mauling Mitt For Mormonism," PostOpinion, May 15) **** As a conservative, Romney is among the candidates for president I like most. The appearance of a squeaky-clean "Ozzie and Harriet" family life is no small part of his appeal. We need a leader who lives the way we should all aspire to.....the liberal media who idolize the likes of Bill Clinton do not feel the same way. Manhattan **** Romney should be given a fair shake.....his policies and leadership qualities should be scrutinized, not his religious affiliation. That...
  • Romney's black hair natural, not dyed

    03/24/2007 10:22:11 AM PDT · by JohnSheppard · 32 replies · 585+ views ^ | 03/23/2007
    MILWAUKEE, Wis. --Don't expect Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney to endorse hair dye products anytime soon. The former governor of Massachusetts laid to rest on Friday any rumors that he dyes his hair black. His sleek dark coif, with just a hint of gray on his sideburns, is completely natural, he told reporters following a fundraiser in Milwaukee. "I don't dye it. I don't color it and you can take a real close camera shot and see there's a lot of gray mixed in with all that black," said a laughing Romney. Earlier this month Romney turned 60, an age...
  • NY Times: In Romney’s Bid, His Wallet Opens to the Right ~ MSM Agenda Journalism at work here....

    03/11/2007 11:21:39 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 19 replies · 489+ views
    The New York Times ^ | March 11, 2007 | DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
    WASHINGTON, March 10 — In the months before announcing his bid for the Republican presidential nomination, former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts contributed tens of thousands of dollars of his personal fortune to several conservative groups in a position to influence his image on the right. Last December, a foundation controlled by Mr. Romney made contributions of $10,000 to $15,000 to each of three Massachusetts organizations associated with major national conservative groups: the antiabortion Massachusetts Citizens for Life, Massachusetts Citizens for Limited Taxation and the Christian conservative Massachusetts Family Institute. Mr. Romney and a group of his supporters also contributed...
  • Romney Worth $500 Million Plus, Times Says

    03/11/2007 11:00:12 AM PDT · by wagglebee · 81 replies · 1,529+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 3/11/07 | NewsMax
    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the richest man in the presidential race.Presidential candidates are not required to disclose their net worth, and Romney has not. But analysts who track compensation in Romney’s business field said it was likely to exceed $500 million, according to a report in Saturday's New York Times.Romney built his fortune with the Boston-based Bain Capital, a venture and buyout firm. In 1984, Romney began investing Bain’s $40 million venture fund that eventually grew to billions. Romney’s fund was the first investor in Staples, the office supplies store. The Times also suggests that Romney has...
  • N.H. should shun our fiscal phony (Mitt Romney)

    02/13/2007 5:20:12 AM PST · by RWR8189 · 48 replies · 640+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | Februrary 13, 2007 | Virginia Buckingham
    Dear New Hampshire Republican Primary Voter:It’s early yet, but I, for one, am pleased that your dominant role in the presidential primary process remains intact. The no-nonsense vetting, for which you are rightly recognized, of the people who wish to be our party’s nominee is needed more than ever before.Why, you ask. Well, neighbor to neighbor, Republican to Republican, I feel compelled to confide in you: The newest official entrant into the 2008 race is a fiscal phony. I covered Mitt Romney’s governorship for four years, from the singular vantage point of a former Republican operative turned journalist. You see,...
  • Romney Criticized For Honoring Ford (Henry Ford's Antisemitism)

    02/12/2007 11:27:24 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 55 replies · 1,223+ views
    WASHINGTON - Republican Mitt Romney's choice of a museum honoring auto pioneer Henry Ford as the site of his presidential announcement was strongly criticized Monday by Jewish Democrats, who noted Ford's history of anti-Semitism. The former Massachusetts governor, who is scheduled to formally launch his presidential candidacy from the Henry Ford Museum in Detroit on Tuesday, was taken to task by The National Jewish Democratic Council.The council "is deeply troubled by Governor Romney's choice of locations to announce his Presidential campaign," executive director Ira Forman said in a statement."Romney has been traveling the country talking about inclusiveness and understanding of...
  • Meet the next president: Mitt Romney

    09/11/2006 10:48:41 AM PDT · by Blackirish · 191 replies · 2,789+ views ^ | 9/11/06 | Bill Sammon
    BOSTON - Lately it seems as if Mitt Romney — a Mormon who wants to disabuse the public of the misconception that his church condones polygamy — simply cannot catch a break. First there was “Big Love,” a TV series about polygamy in Utah that made a major splash on HBO in March. Although the show’s creators pointed out that the official Mormon Church has banned polygamy since 1890, casual viewers don’t always make the distinction. Then came the high-profile arrest last month of polygamist Warren Steed Jeffs, who was on the FBI’s Most Wanted List. Jeffs was the leader...
  • Evangelical leader says voting for a Mormon not a problem

    09/10/2006 4:20:44 PM PDT · by restornu · 56 replies · 970+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 9/09/2006 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    Evangelical leader says voting for a Mormon not a problem Politics over religion: He says Romney's faith not a barrier to his presidential bid By Peggy Fletcher Stack The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said Friday he would have no problem voting for a Mormon for U.S. president. "We rejected an Evangelical [Harriet Meiers] for the Supreme Court and accepted a Catholic [Samuel Alito]," said Haggard, who was in Salt Lake City to address the annual convention of Religion Newswriters Association. "It's a question of competence." Evangelical Christians...
  • Evangelicals leader supports LDS candidate for presidency

    09/08/2006 6:47:24 PM PDT · by CarbonCounty · 12 replies · 572+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 9/08/2006 | Peggy Fletcher Stack
    The Rev. Ted Haggard, president of the National Association of Evangelicals, said Friday he would have no problem voting for a Mormon for U.S. president. "We rejected an Evangelical [Harriet Meiers] for the Supreme Court and accepted a Catholic [Samuel Alito]," said Haggard, who was in Salt Lake City to address the Religion Newswriters Association's annual convention. "It's a question of competence." Evangelical Christians are more interested "in good government," than in religious affiliation, the founder and senior pastor of New Life Church in Colorado Springs, Colo., said. As the leader of the influential National Association of Evangelicals, which has...
  • Romney's Judicial Appointments and Philosophy: not a "pro-gay rights activist" record

    08/27/2006 9:59:34 PM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 18 replies · 1,274+ views
    Iowans ^ | 8/27/06 | Jeff Fuller
    Cross Posted at Iowans for Romney: Disclaimer: THis is a Pro-Romney Piece and I run a pro-Romney blogsite. I am not paid for my efforts. What I've created below is in response to a commonly recurring attack on Romney: that he can't be trusted to appoint good conservative/constructionist judges because of his record of judicial appointees as Massachusetts Governor, specifically regarding gay-activist judges. The issue came up in a discussion thread to an article I posted on Free Republic (Over 135 comments so far, and some heated debate). One comment (#123), by JohnnyZ summed up the most common attack: Romney's...
  • Opposing Romney on Religious Grounds is not Sensible.

    08/15/2006 9:20:56 PM PDT · by Jeff Fuller · 20 replies · 426+ views
    Middlebrow ^ | August 10, 2006 | John Mark Reynolds
    Romney in the Dock: Or Are Traditional Christians in the Dock? Mitt Romney is nearly a picture perfect Republican candidate for President. With a long family Republican heritage, he is a popular and successful governor and that is the job that has been the best stepping-stone to the Presidency in my lifetime. He is a traditional conservative from New England with Michigan roots who would put several Blue States in play for the Republicans. He is close enough to Bush to comfort Republicans, but distant enough as a governor to allow him to be critical of specific policies in the...