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Be (not) nice to Rick day

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 15, 2012 at 1:33pm 2/15/2012 at 1:33pm

It must be great to be Rick Santorum running against Mitt Romney.

By the time Mitt gets to you, after Mike H., John M. and Newt G., all of the sudden there is grave concern that Mitt will not be nice.  What’s that saying, it’s better to be lucky than good?

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Newt: National Review call for him to drop out is “silly”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 14, 2012 at 8:30am 2/14/2012 at 8:30am

Yesterday, the editors of National Review called on Newt to drop out of the race in favor of Santorum:

When he led Santorum in the polls, he urged the Pennsylvanian to leave the race. On his own arguments the proper course for him now is to endorse Santorum and exit.

Well, as least NR...

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Hang in there Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, February 13, 2012 at 2:20pm 2/13/2012 at 2:20pm

Yes, my thoughts exactly:

National Review lost any credibility to chime...

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Blaming the victim

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 10, 2012 at 10:30am 2/10/2012 at 10:30am

John Hinderaker at Power Line lays the blame for an eventual loss to Obama primarily at the feet of Newt:

Nevertheless, if you are a Republican, the vibes are very bad. The presidential primary season has turned into a disaster, in my view. Mitt Romney has shown a discouraging inability to appeal to...

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Insulting our intelligence appears to be Romney’s campaign strategy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 9, 2012 at 10:48am 2/9/2012 at 10:48am

As was documented by Jeffrey Lord at The American Spectator, the floor speech Newt gave about Reagan’s “failing” Soviet policy in 1986 was filled with praise for Reagan and the criticisms of the policy raised in the speech were common...

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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 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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Saturday Night Card Game (If calling Juan Juan is a racial code word, what is calling Wolf Wolf?)

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 4, 2012 at 6:11pm 2/4/2012 at 6:11pm

We have been here before.  The accusation that harsh criticism of Barack Obama or his policies constitutes the use of “racially tinged” code words.

Invariably, the code word problem is defined in such a way that the accusation is self-fulfilling; the lack of an actual...

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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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I though I had lost

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 2:52pm 2/1/2012 at 2:52pm

my ability to laugh.

Then I saw these, the most recent being Santorum.

 
 
 

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?

 
 
 

Apathy will be the legacy of Romney’s carpet bombing

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 1, 2012 at 9:20am 2/1/2012 at 9:20am

Mitt Romney had a strong win last night in Florida.  There’s no way to spin it otherwise, just as there was no way to spin Newt’s South Carolina win otherwise.

But at what cost?

Financially the cost was about $17 million for Romney and his SuperPAC, almost entirely on negative ads.  Of the...

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Preview of tonight’s post-results speeches

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 2:35pm 1/31/2012 at 2:35pm

h/t to reader David.

 
 
 

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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It’s not about Newt

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 31, 2012 at 9:05am 1/31/2012 at 9:05am

Michael Reagan, in this interview with Mark Levin, shoots down the smears spread by the Romney campaign and its supporters regarding Newt and Ronald Reagan.

Meanwhile, Jeffrey Lord has another great piece, Newt Battles Mush From the Wimps (h/t jiminsocal in the Tip Line):

The war between conservatives and the Republican Establishment — and make...

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No, Newt did not endorse the Obamacare mandate

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 30, 2012 at 9:49am 1/30/2012 at 9:49am

The blog Verum Serum claims to have found an audio recording showing that Newt Gingrich supported Obama’s federal mandate, in a post titled Gingrich Called for ObamaCare Mandate in May 2009….

Breitbart TV picked up on that theme, asserting “this is the first example of Gingrich specifically endorsing President Barack Obama’s federally mandated version which...

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Romney starts war in Republican Balkans

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 5:00pm 1/29/2012 at 5:00pm

I have been trying, as best I can, to sound the alarm about the damage being done by the scorched earth tactics of the Romney campaign and its supporters in the Republican political and media establishments.

The effort long ago left the political realm and has devolved into a collective settling of decades-old communal scores.  Romney...

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