2012 Republican Primaries  (Page 3)

Romney tells us who he fears, launches attack ad against Newt in Ohio

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 1:09pm 2/8/2012 at 1:09pm

Romney does not appear to be falling for the second political death (or is it third?) of Newt, because his SuperPAC still is going negative against Newt.

Perhaps his team knows, based on internal polling, that for all of Santorum’s caucus wins and next best thing hoopla, Newt remains the greatest threat in big ticket...

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Romney’s carpet bombing coming home to roost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 8:18am 2/8/2012 at 8:18am

So what did last night mean?

Rick Santorum won the two non-binding caucuses where all candidates competed, and the Missouri non-binding primary where Newt was not on the ballot.

Does it mean that the Republican electorate all of the sudden has fallen in love with Santorum?  That remains to be seen.  Santorum has...

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MO-MN-CO

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 7, 2012 at 9:56pm 2/7/2012 at 9:56pm

Endgame quick analysis: Great night for Santorum. Now he has to show he can win with Newt also in the field and when Romney cares enough to spend money and attack.

Horrible night for Romney. Another hole in the bubble of electability, and the new narrative (which I have been saying for...

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Nevada, finally

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 6, 2012 at 9:00am 2/6/2012 at 9:00am

Sometime late last night or early this morning Eastern time, the final results in Nevada were released.

Romney came in with a 1% lower percentage of the vote than in 2008, but more significantly, both Romney’s actual number of...

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Nevada Caucuses Results – The fantastic not actually so great night for Romney

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, February 5, 2012 at 9:58am 2/5/2012 at 9:58am

What is going on in Nevada?  As of this morning, I cannot find any source reporting more than 71% of the results? Did they count the votes and decide to go home for the night before releasing them?  Apparently Clark County (Las Vegas) is the cause of the delay.

Anyway, by the...

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Romney tries to cut off Newt’s SuperPAC funding

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 8:23pm 2/4/2012 at 8:23pm

I’ll post the Nevada results later.  Romney won big there in 2008  (51.1%) because of the heavy Mormon turnout at the caucuses and is expected...

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Romney continues to push myth that he didn’t attack in S.C.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 3, 2012 at 9:06am 2/3/2012 at 9:06am

Mitt Romney has outspent Newt Gingrich on negative advertising in every state, starting in Iowa, and was the first to go negative every time.

Yet Romney, with absolute conviction, continues to say that the reason he lost South Carolina was that he was outspent by Newt, which is not true.

Last night on...

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Mitt’s positive campaign continues

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 12:35pm 2/1/2012 at 12:35pm

in Nevada with this mailer:

Similar mailers have been running for days.

I suppose Mitt will tell us that he only is going negative because Newt outspent him in Florida.

Who is it that can’t be trusted?

 
 
 

Florida primary results

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 6:50pm 1/31/2012 at 6:50pm

Looks like turnout down 200k from 2008.  Notice that when Romney ties/wins (IA, NH, FL) no turnout surge, when Newt won in SC huge turnout surge.  Turnout will be important in November 2012, and while Romney is winning, he’s not motivating new voters to come out.  Bad sign so far.

95% reporting...

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Diagnosis, please

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 1:43pm 1/31/2012 at 1:43pm

Tweet from DrewMTips, a Newt supporter, who contributes to AceOfSpadesHQ and his own blog:

Here was my response:

Correct diagnosis?

Update 4:10 p.m.:  I think this may be more of a concern than Romney hatred, people who became active in politics since the election of Obama who look at Romney and how big money and establishment support...

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Romney poisoned the well

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 10:30am 1/31/2012 at 10:30am

There is a trend developing to assign equal blame to the poisoned atmosphere in the Republican campaign, as if there were no cause just effect.

I’m not going to allow history to be rewritten the way the Romney campaign and its supporters tried to rewrite the history of the Reagan revolution and the...

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A vote tomorrow for Santorum still is a vote for Romney

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 30, 2012 at 4:32pm 1/30/2012 at 4:32pm

I’m sure this headline drives Santorum supporters wild, and I understand why.  If the roles were reversed, I would feel the same way.

But sometimes reality is what it is.  Both Newt and Santorum have said they will soldier on indefinitely and I don’t doubt their intentions.

But if Romney wins by a...

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Money can’t buy Mitt the general election

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 30, 2012 at 12:18pm 1/30/2012 at 12:18pm

Mitt Romney “surges” when he and his SuperPAC outspend rivals on negative ads several times over.  In Florida he has outspent Newt by $12 million, and it is showing up in the polls.

Mark Levin made a good point yesterday as to why Romney outspending Republican rivals to win is no measure of...

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Previewing the blame game

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 3:15pm 1/29/2012 at 3:15pm

The latest polls in Florida point to a significant Romney victory on Tuesday, possibly double digits.

If Romney does win by a double digit margin in Florid...

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What it is ain’t exactly clear

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 12:37pm 1/28/2012 at 12:37pm

In keeping with the

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Why is Jason Chaffetz stalking Newt rallies for Romney?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 28, 2012 at 11:07am 1/28/2012 at 11:07am

The Romney campaign has been sending representatives to Newt rallies in the hope of distracting media attention away from Newt.

I think it’s a silly ploy which reflects a campaign that can only gain ground by attacking and disrupting others.

But why is rising star Jason Chaffetz participating in this? Why would he turn...

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Jacksonville Republican Debate

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 26, 2012 at 7:42pm 1/26/2012 at 7:42pm

Endgame assessment: It’s almost like there were two debates. Early on Romney scored points against Newt on Freddie Mac and the “wealth issue,” and Santorum scored major points against Romney on Romneycare.  The first half of the debate was not strong for Newt, although I think the talk of the space...

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