Tag Archives: Mitt Romney

The Gingrich Gamble

From National Review Online, by Victor Davis Hanson, December 14, 2011

Victor Davis Hanson

All the Romney-alternatives — Bachmann, Cain, Christie, Giuliani, Palin, Perry, Rubio, Trump — came and went, or never came at all, except the most unlikely one, Newt Gingrich. With the implosion of the Cain campaign, and the realization that there are for now no more great conservative hopes on the horizon, Gingrich has pulled off one of the more unlikely comebacks in presidential-primary history, and finds himself ahead in the Republican polls. Continue reading →

Why Harriet Miers . . . er . . . Mitt Romney Cannot Be the GOP Nominee

RedState.com, Posted by Erick Erickson, Tuesday, November 22nd at 4:47AM EST –

Mitt Romney is the Harriet Miers of the 2012 election cycle. He is only a conservative because certain Washington conservatives tell us he is conservative. These same Washington conservatives said the same about Harriet Miers back in 2005.

What’s more, it is starting to show. Have you seen the latest CNN poll?

Newt Gingrich has surged into the lead. That was rather expected. But Mitt Romney fell four points. Continue reading →

If Not Romney, Who? If Not Now, When?

From HumanEvents.com, by Ann Coulter, 11/16/2011 – So now, apparently, we have to go through the cycle of the media pushing Newt Gingrich. This is going to be fantastic.

In addition to having an affair in the middle of Clinton’s impeachment; apologizing to Jesse Jackson on behalf of J.C. Watts — one of two black Republicans then in Congress –- for having criticized “poverty pimps,” and then inviting Jackson to a State of the Union address; cutting a global warming commercial with Nancy Pelosi; supporting George Soros’ candidate Dede Scozzafava in a congressional special election; appearing in public with the Rev. Al Sharpton to promote nonspecific education reform; and calling Paul Ryan’s plan to save Social Security “right-wing social engineering,” we found out this week that Gingrich was a recipient of Freddie Mac political money. Continue reading →

Romney Draws Fire From Longtime Democratic Ally For Masquerading As Conservative

From Huff Post (Politics),First Posted: 11/2/11 03:03 PM ET Updated: 11/2/11 03:18 PM ET –  

WASHINGTON — One of Mitt Romney’s oldest Democratic supporters says the Republican presidential contender is a “warm” and “decent” person who is only masquerading as a die-hard conservative to win the Republican nomination.

“Obviously the positions that Mitt’s taking now are different than the positions he did when he ran for and served as Governor of Massachusetts,” Rocky Anderson, the former mayor of Salt Lake City, told HuffPost. “His handlers got to him and said, ‘This is what you need to do.’ And that’s what he’s doing to get elected.” Continue reading →

The Romney Flip Flops Get National Coverage

From RedState.com, by streiff (Diary), November 3, 2011 – Often the opinion pages of the Washington Post foreshadow the line of attack the Democrats will take on particular candidates. I was a little surprised yesterday morning when I read Ruth Marcus’ column entitled Campaign 2012: Welcome to the slugfest. It in, Obamabot David Plouffe (rhymes with fluff) makes a very candid assessment about Mitt Romney that we, ourselves, have made over the years:

“He has no core,” Plouffe said in an unusually sharp attack for a White House official. “You get the sense with Mitt Romney that, you know, if he thought .?.?. it was good to say the sky was green and the grass is blue to win an election, he’d say it.” Continue reading →

Romney’s past is more a working class zero

AP - 2012 Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney recently said he can put Americans back to work, but his record as a private-equity owner speaks otherwise.

From The New York Post, By JOSH KOSMAN, October 19, 2011 – Likely Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been out on the pre-campaign trail this month saying he is the man to get Americans back to work, despite a spotty jobs record while on Wall Street.

However, the former private equity firm chief’s fortune — which has funded his political ambitions from the Massachusetts statehouse to his unsuccessful run for the White House in 2008 — was made on the backs of companies that ultimately collapsed, putting thousands of ordinary Americans out on the street. Continue reading →

Perry Hammers Romney on Health Care in ‘scathing’ Ad

By Caitlin Huey-Burns, RealClearPolitics, October 10, 2011 – The Rick Perry campaign is out with a scathing new ad that ties chief rival Mitt Romney to President Obama’s health care law and paints him more broadly as a flip-flopper. The minute-long spot describes both “ObamaCare” and “RomneyCare” as “America’s most damaging prescription.” Continue reading →