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You mean the headlines lie about evangelical leaders endorsing Santorum?

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 4:27pm

Yes.

Headline and story line: Conservative Christian leaders endorse Rick Santorum after Texas meeting

A group of about 150 conservative Christian leaders and political activists emerged today from a two-day meeting at a Texas ranch and endorsed former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum for president – a surprising turn for a critical demographic that...

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Add Bain to list of things we cannot discuss (Update: Politico story in doubt)

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 4:20pm

Politico has a story about Newt agreeing not to go after Romney any more about Bain, and Newt was just on Hannity’s radio show on the issue.  (I’ll post the audio if I can get it.)

Newt said there are three or four instances where the record is really bad and Romney...

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If you are not on Twitter, you need to be

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 9:54am

Mitt Romney made a statement yesterday about “firing” people who provide him with services which has been taken out of context.  He was talking about health insurance companies, and made the point that he likes to be able to make choices.

I was aware that Rick Perry’s campaign was seeking to take...

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Selling out capitalism in the defense of Romney and Bain

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 8:38am

We don’t know all of the details of how Bain conducted its business under Mitt Romney, but we do know that in at least several instances the conduct was to squeeze out cash while leaving behind a failed company.  In many other instances Bain helped companies to grow.

In a capitalist system,...

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Republicans should thank Newt for bringing up Bain now

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 9, 2012 at 11:15am

As you know, I knew this day would come.  The only question was whether it would be early enough in the primaries to make a difference, too late in the primaries, or in the general election.

But the day surely was to come when Mitt Romney’s years at Bain would come under scrutiny.  After...

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Pigs Fly New Hampshire Debate Tweets of the Night

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 11:09pm

One of the biggest applause lines of the night was when Newt Gingrich, responding to a long (and embarrassing for the moderators) line of questions trying to pin candidates down on gay marriage, contraception and gay adoption, responded as follows:

Newt’s response engendered praise even from two of the people who have...

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Going after Romney is patriotic, too

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 5, 2012 at 10:54am

Remember when one Republican candidate viciously attacking the leading Republican candidate was patriotic?

Like in Iowa, when everyone from Charles Krauthammer on down blamed Newt’s past for the several millions dollars in negative attack ads run by a pro-Romney SuperPAC?  When National Review devoted almost an

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“they resent it when he attacks them for being to the left of positions he has very recently adopted”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 2:12pm

As long time readers know, I really didn’t pay much attention to the 2008 Republican primaries.

But as I’ve gone back in researching various issues, I’ve noticed that a lot of candidates in 2008 had a reaction to the way Mitt Romney ran his campaign similar to the reaction Newt is...

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“Mothers are the civilizing influence”

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 30, 2011 at 4:12pm

It’s the major headline at Drudge:

But the headline suggests it’s a reaction to polling, but instead it was questioning by Frank Luntz about Newt’s mother.

The most poignant moment to me was not the discussion of his mother but at 4:25 when he recounted a story told by a young mother about how...

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They were wrong in 1990 and they are wrong now

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 26, 2011 at 8:30am

Bob Woodward had a lengthy article yesterday in The Washington Post,

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Reagan film ad on Iowa TV features Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 12:45pm

Reader Hope Change in the Tip Line suggests the following caption for this photo:  “That’s right, Mr. President, National Review is trying to elect Mitt Romney.”

I think that’s a good one, although it presumes Reagan would have known who Romney was.  Any other suggestions?

And the timing is good as Citizens United (yes,...

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Mitt: No debate with Newt out of “respect” for other candidates

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 11:49am

In the least shocking news ever, Mitt Romney, who taunted Newt by saying that Newt could not take the heat of negative advertising run by a pro-Romney SuperPAC, refuses to take Newt up on the challenge of a one-on-one debate next week:

“We’ve had many occasions to debate together and we’ll have...

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2nd Amendment, history and varmints

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 6:27pm

From Dan McLaughlin, who recently endorsed Rick Perry, writing at RedState:

As we all know by now, there’s Good Newt and there’s Bad Newt.  If you want the full Good Newt experience, check out this speech he gave to the NRA convention back in April.  If you don’t have time for the...

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Lobbyist double standard

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at 3:03pm

The recent endorsement of Mitt Romney for President by The Washington Examiner has worked to underscore an odd and conflicting point by Romney supporters who are attempting to “make the case for Mitt.”

A common line that has been consistently trumpeted by Romney supporters is that Gingrich’s ties to Freddie Mac when he...

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