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Romney Inevitability Tweet of the Day

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
We’re still at Kübler-Ross Stage 4. From Laura Ingraham:
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Rasmussen — Romney/Newt in virtual tie nationally

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
This is the first polling evidence of Newt’s surge which has let Romney to relaunch Operation Zany and to haul out Susan Molinari and others to attack Newt. From Rasmussen this morning: The race for the Republican presidential nomination is now nearly even with Mitt Romney still on top but Newt Gingrich just three…
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Who was “undisciplined” in 1994?

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
More Romney campaign theater of the absurd. The Romney campaign must know that Newt is surging in South Carolina: “There are some increasing signs — though all of it anecdotal for now — that Newt Gingrich is gaining some momentum three days before the South Carolina primary. First was his strong debate performance on…
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When Romney has lost Chris Christie (on releasing tax returns)

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
Chris Christie on the Today Show this morning: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, one of Mitt Romney’s most popular and visible surrogates, said Wednesday the Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor should release his tax returns as soon as they’re available. “I would say if you have tax returns to put out,…
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I’m not letting this person pick my lottery numbers

Posted by  ▪  January 18, 2012
From reader Rob: Spotted on Sunday in a Mountain View, CA parking lot: one of the few, the proud, the brave… Perhaps all hope is not lost for our benighted state. – Rob Bay Area conservative, endangered species
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Sarah Palin: “If I had to vote in South Carolina in order to keep this thing going I’d vote for Newt”

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Sarah Palin on Hannity just stated that if she were in South Carolina she would vote for Newt to keep the election from being declared over if Romney wins. She emphasized that we need answers to questions, and can’t risk October surprises. I’ll get you the full quote and video when available. Update: …
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McCain opposition research book on Romney published

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Andrew Kaczynski of BuzzFeed has located John McCain’s 200-page opposition reasearch book on Mitt Romney.  It’s embedded below. I turned to the section on Bain, and at page 136 found this sentence: Romney Served As CEO Of Bain Capital Through August 2001, Even Though He No Longer Ran Daily Operations. “Although he gave…
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Romney relaunches Operation Zany

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
The best evidence that Newt is rising in South Carolina is that the Romney campaign is rolling out a new effort to paint Newt as “unreliable.” It’s the campaign theme that worked well for Romney in Iowa, when Romney rolled out his strategy of crazy. Operation Zany has been quiet lately, but no…
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Looks like Wisconsin heading for recall election

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Organizers of the recall effort against Scott Walker say they have filed over 1 million signatures, almost double the number needed to obtain a recall election, reports JSOnline*: Democrats and organizers will file petitions with more than a million signatures Tuesday afternoon as they seek to force a recall election against Gov….
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Hack counter-hack in Middle East

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
There’s a war going on between hackers in the Middle East: Israeli hackers said they brought down the official websites of Saudi  Arabia’s Monetary Agency and Abu Dhabi’s Securities Exchange on Tuesday in retaliation for a denial of  service attack on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange the previous day. Both official websites did…
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Who do you want taking on Obama, the Honey Badger or the kitten?

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
Last night’s debate reminded people of why Newt surged in the fall before Romney’s SuperPAC and almost the entire conservative media went after him in December. This was one of the highlights (which led to Juan williams asking the ill-fated follow-up on the “food stamp president” line): Here were some reactions from more neutral…
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Tax return slippery slope

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
I saw this coming from a mile away. Mitt Romney’s original position that he would not release his income tax returns, a position he held to for several weeks, now is slipping. At the debate last night Romney gave a convoluted answer that he “probably” would release the tax returns in April –…
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It’s not like he used a foot wedge

Posted by  ▪  January 17, 2012
So I’m not sure where the hostility to Golfer 1 is coming from. Thanks to reader Rich who writes: This is not your standard bumper sticker contribution, but it is pretty amusing. I was in the middle of a round of golf in Spring Hill Florida when I saw this notice. Thought you might…
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S.C. Debate Moment of Night — Newt tackles race card play, slams it to ground

Posted by  ▪  January 16, 2012
Probably the highlight of the night, crowd and Twitter went wild: Rich Lowry: Tom Bevan: Related: “You have maybe two weeks to Stop Worrying and Start Loving Romney”
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