It doesn’t take many mental contortions to figure out whom Mitt Romney would support in a three-way race between Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, and Sen. Marco Rubio. Obviously he would support none of them, because Romney is waiting for the three to end up in a deadlocked convention from which Romney emerges the consensus nominee. Show More Summary
(Paul Mirengoff) Marco Rubio has been criticized, perhaps with some justification, for acting on Monday night almost as if he won the Iowa caucuses, rather than finishing third. But polling in New Hampshire (and at least one national poll) suggests that Rubio is getting the biggest bounce of any GOP candidate out of Iowa. Show More Summary
As Cortney has already reported, there is controversy surrounding the decision from ABC News to exclude Carly Fiorina from the debate stage...
Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took to Twitter Thursday to stand up for 2016 hopeful Carly Fiorina, urging ABC to include her in the next GOP debate. Romney tweeted that the only woman in the Republican race shouldn't be excluded. Hey @ABC: put @CarlyFiorina on the debate stage! She got more Iowa votes than John and Chris. Show More Summary
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Wednesday picked up solid GOP endorsements from Rick Santorum and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), a reflection of his growing appeal as a consensus GOP candidate widely acceptable to different factions of the party. Rubio has now eclipsed Jeb Bush in endorsements. (It makes perfect sense that Santorum, a hawk who […]
THEY TOLD ME IF I VOTED FOR MITT ROMNEY WE’D SEE STUFF LIKE THIS. AND THEY WERE RIGHT! Protect Your Womb From the Devil Drink: Let’s talk about the CDC’s bonkers new alcohol guidelines for women.
MITT-MENTUM! Oh, sorry: Marco-Mentum! Rubio Campaign Courting Romney Endorsement Before NH Primary. CC: @allahpundit.
From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Today's Boring Corrections "[T]he Republican base put up with George Bush the first, put up with Bob Dole, were deeply disappointed with the big-spending George W and…again by Mitt Romney and are now going to come loaded for bear for the race for 2016. Show More Summary
Four years ago during the final debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney, Obama famously laughed off Romney's contention that the Navy had too few ships.
Rick Santorum is the latest Republican to end his campaign for the GOP nomination for president. Santorum like Mike Huckabee and Rand Paul, fared poorly in Iowa. The 2012 runner up to Mitt Romney was unable to rise above single digits and recapture the momentum he had last time around. Here’s more from USA Today: […]
Politico, Kasich :Romney or Bloomberg Could Fix IRS: Spit-balling about how to fix the IRS, Ohio Gov. John Kasich said an audience member’s suggestion to tap Mitt Romney to do it would be a “really interesting suggestion.” “A Mitt Romney or a Michael Bloomberg would be great,” he said, musing...
When George H. W. Bush feeling the pressure in New Hampshire in 1992, his campaign decided that he wasn’t giving the impression that he cared about ordinary folks. He had the problem Mitt Romney had: Pat Buchanan painted him as out of touch with real Americans. Show More Summary
While Sen. Rick Santorum eked out a win over Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican Iowa Caucuses, he could not repeat his success. The former...
Following up on last week's post, Mitt Romney Calls On Presidential Candidates To Release Tax Returns: Wonder Whose Yuuuge Tax Returns He Has in Mind: Wall Street Journal, When Will Donald Trump’s Tax Returns Be Public?: Most of the 2016 candidates have made their tax returns public. When will the...
Four years ago, Iowans rewarded the neocon-inflected campaigns of Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney. This year, four of the top five finishers are critics of unnecessary interventions.
Bernie Sanders called it a “virtual tie,” but you can ask Rick Santorum how well that kind of description worked for him when Mitt Romney was (erroneously) declared the Republican caucus winner in 2012. America loves a winner, and it will definitely matter who is declared the final victor in... More »
For the Republicans, Iowa has been a bust. Consider last time (2012): "Mitt Romney" WON the Iowa caucuses. Oh wait. RICK SANTORUM won, but by the time it was known it was too late to do Santorum any good. The media buzz (and that's all Iowa actually supplies) had already gone to Romney, the ultimate loser. Continue reading ?
Urbandale, Iowa — Happy caucus night, and greetings from Polk County, where I’m at the caucus site for the 9 th precinct in Urbandale. Polk County, which includes Des Moines and the surrounding suburbs, was Romney territory in 2012: He won 28.5 percent of caucusgoers here. Show More Summary
Hillary Clinton and her daughter Chelsea Clinton deliver donuts for volunteers as she visits a campaign office on February 1 Des Moines, Iowa. Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) With Donald Trump poised to start winning actual votes, and having a surprisingly good shot at the Republican nomination, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has [...]
URBANDALE, Iowa -- Four years ago, the three of them were scrambling for a narrow Iowa win, a photo finish. Today, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul almost passed under the media's radar, unnoticed. To be fair, only one of them was still running for president. Santorum, the blade-faced 2012 caucus winner whose momentum […]