Benefiting from Romney exit.8:22 AM, Feb 5, 2015 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker leads an early poll of New Hampshire Republican primary voters, NH1 reports:
According to an NH1 Pulse Poll released Wednesday, Walker has the backing of 21.2% of those who say they're likely to vote in next year's GOP presidential primary. The automated survey indicates Jeb Bush in second place, with 14.4% saying they'd support the former two-term Florida governor if the Feb. 9, 2016 primary was held now.
The poll was conducted Monday and Tuesday, after Romney's announcement last Friday that he wouldn't make a third run for the White House. The 2012 GOP nominee and former Massachusetts governor, who owns a vacation home along Lake Winnipesaukee, is very well known in New Hampshire and would have been the front-runner in the primary if he had launched a campaign.
A NH1 Pulse Poll conducted two weeks ago put Romney at 29% support, far ahead of the rest of the field. Bush was at 11% and Walker was at 8% in that same survey.
New Hampshire holds the first presidential primary of the cycle.
Walker also led in a recent poll of Republicans in Iowa, who will organize the first caucuses of the primary season.
Hosted by Michael Graham.3:00 PM, Jan 30, 2015 • By TWS PODCAST
THE WEEKLY STANDARD podcast with editor William Kristol on Mitt Romney, Bill Belichick, and Hillary Clinton.
Version 3.0.Feb 9, 2015, Vol. 20, No. 21 • By STEPHEN F. HAYES
Meet the real Mitt Romney. The Mitt Romney you thought you knew from 2012, from 2008, from his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, from his run for the Senate against Teddy Kennedy—those versions of Mitt Romney were the constructs of political consultants, artifices designed to win elections but nowhere near the real Mitt Romney.
8:01 AM, Jan 29, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Mitt and Ann Romney will be having lunch this week with Chelsea Clinton and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky. The New York Times, which first reported the news, thinks it might be "awkward."
Help us, Mitt. You’re our only hope.3:01 PM, Jan 22, 2015 • By JONATHAN V. LAST
Having followed Romney around in both 2008 and 2012, I was always convinced that the odds of him running in 2016 were high. For one thing, the man has a decades-long history of running for office, over and over, even after voters reject him. He’s a career politician without a “career” in politics. (He was an active governor of Massachusetts just long enough to build Romneycare, and after that he spent the rest of his term preparing for his first presidential bid.) He has never in his life—not once—shown a willingness to take “no” for an answer from the electorate.
Knocks Bush ('last thing we need is another Bush') and Romney ('he had a great chance of winning, and he blew it').9:01 AM, Jan 12, 2015 • By DANIEL HALPER
Donald Trump says he's once again considering a presidential run. He told MSNBC this morning that he'll make a decision in the next three months:
"Donald," said the MSNBC host, "tell me what you think about presidential politics on the Republican side. Do you think that perhaps Mitt Romney is trying to take Jeb Bush's thunder away?"
10:01 PM, Dec 14, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
A press release tonight announces the beginning of Ready for Romney, a new super PAC encouraging Mitt Romney to run for president of the United States.
"On Sunday, supporters of Mitt Romney filed the appropriate paperwork with the Federal Elections Commission to establish a 'Super PAC' with the goal of urging Mitt Romney for [sic] run for the presidency in 2016," reads the press release.
11:01 AM, Sep 7, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
This morning on Fox News Sunday, former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said there's "no question" that he'd be a better president than Hillary Clinton.
"You mentioned Hillary Clinton," said host Chris Wallace. "Do you think you'd make a better president than Hillary Clinton?"
7:49 AM, Aug 20, 2014 • By DANIEL HALPER
Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said on CNBC this morning that he "would love to see" Mitt Romney run for president again, but that he doesn't think it's likely:
"I would love to see Mitt run again. I hope he does. He's pretty emphatic in saying he won't," said Ryan.
One in five black men under age 30 voted for Romney; youngest 'millennials' lean even more conservative.
8:20 AM, Aug 12, 2014 • By WHITNEY BLAKE
In the midst of rioting in St. Louis over the police shooting of an unarmed black teenager, the New York Times decided to stoke the embers of racial animus even further with an incendiary op-ed titled, "Can the G.O.P. Ever Attract Black Voters?"
3:10 PM, Jul 7, 2014 • By MICHAEL WARREN
It seems these days, everything's coming up Romney. There's talk the two-time presidential candidate and the 2012 Republican nominee ought to run for the job again in 2016. Writing in Politico magazine, Emil Henry makes "the case for Mitt Romney" and draws comparisons to Richard Nixon's political resuscitation after eight years as vice president, a failed presidential run in 1960, and a failure to win the California governor's race two years later:
3:34 PM, Oct 28, 2013 • By MARK HEMINGWAY
PolitiFact has a pretty terrible and rather partisan history of Obamacare fact checks. However, there's one, in particular, about Obamacare that remains especially puzzling. It's the "half-true" rating the organization gave when President Obama promised that, If you like your health insurance, you can keep your health insurance under Obamacare. This was not a casually tossed-off statement by the president, either.