Mitt Romney Camp’s Latest Gaffe

Mitt Romney Camp’s Latest Gaffe: it is  ‘typical of luck Mitt Romney, the morning after all but secured the Republican presidential nomination, his campaign was involved in a dispute over a plastic toy 1950.
Wednesday, hours after Romney’s victory at 12 points on Rick Santorum in the Illinois primary to silence most skeptics remained, senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom went on CNN and gave new meaning to the term “Change game”.Mitt Romney
“I think you press a reset button for the fall campaign,” he said, explaining why the fight for conservative primary voters Romney did not push too far right. “Everything changes. ‘S almost like an Etch A Sketch. You can kind of shake and we start all over again.”
? Etch A Sketch In fact, it seems more like Romney played Chutes and Ladders: He just landed on the space 87 and slid all the way up to 24. Suddenly, the event at American Legion Hall in Romney here in the suburbs of Baltimore was transformed from a gab session on gas prices in an Etch A Sketch Fest.
Alice Stewart, a Santorum aide, brought a bag full of paperbacks Etch A Sketch and handed out to the parking. Your correspondent, threatened with arrest by a soldier of the state of Maryland, who was blocking the door to keep reporters from the fray, was rewarded by Stewart with a blue Etch A Sketch. “Conservative principles must be written in stone, not on Etch A Sketch,” Santorum aide said correctly.
You sunk my battleship!
Thirty yards away, Romney was shaking his hand. Reporters asked, would address the toy story? “We think that gas prices are more important,” replied the spokesman Rick Gorka, examining Etch a Sketches of journalists.
Santorum, who has taken part as if Romney playing Operation, located in his car Wednesday with the rectangular device. His campaign Twitter photo with the caption “@ @ MittRomney RickSantorum study of political positions.”
“You take everything you said and you can shake and it will be gone, and it’s going to draw an entirely new way for general elections,” Santorum sang at a campaign stop in Louisiana.Also campaign in Louisiana, Newt Gingrich, that turned the track into a round of Twister, Etch A Sketch gave a to a girl in the audience and said: “You now could be a candidate for president.” Romney will never end its debilitating series of gaffes? As the Magic 8 Ball says: Outlook not so good.
After the New Hampshire primary, Romney seems to have done in Candy Land. But Santorum and Gingrich felled his inevitable as dominos and Sorry! Romney is in a coast to coast playing Connect Four with competitors who should not have been in his league, but who are benefiting from voter disenchantment with him.
There is a certain enthusiasm for the Republican front-runner. Out of the Romney event here, retiree Jim Wilson sitting in his GMC truck bumpers bumpers decorated with American flags and paraphernalia Romney. Wilson, who lives outside Charlottesville, has been on the road since August, every primary state except Colorado and this is only because Kansas wanted to make it in time. “This is a group of horse apples,” he said when asked about Romney enthusiasm gap. “Look at this crowd,” he said, between puffs on his pipe.
True enough. Two hundred fans filled the hall, at least that out of many. “This is really something,” the crowd cheered the candidate in the overflow parking lot.But belief was that the enthusiasm for Romney, a nice Rubik’s cube. Inside, the candidate spoke of health, education, Iran’s economy, but something of toys for children.
Although it was not particularly hot in the room, Romney concluded by saying that the temperature had “reached 140 in here” and retired, while staring journalists shouting Etch A Sketch questions.Realizing that he could not shake the query, Romney returned a few minutes late for a “short Q & A”, known colloquially as “free press.” It ‘lasted 90 seconds.
“The problems are running on will be exactly the same,” he said in response to a question Etch a Sketch. “I’m running as a conservative Republican. I was a conservative Republican governor.”
So when he was issued a conservative Romneycare? “Can you guarantee to voters that Republicans will not take more moderate positions?” CNN’s Jim Acosta asked. “I answered the question,” Romney replied. “One has available more than one question, Governor, if you do not mind my saying,” Acosta said him.Romney smiled. “This was not a success. It ‘was an opportunity to answer a question I have not had a chance to respond.”

Mitt Romney Cruises To Illinois GOP Primary Win

Mitt Romney Cruises To Illinois GOP Primary Win: Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney cruised to victory in the Illinois Republican presidential primary on Tuesday and defeated his rival, former Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, in the double digits.Mitt Romney Illinois victory
With nearly all precincts reporting, Romney had 47 percent of the votes for Santorum 35 percent. Ron Paul was third with 9 percent, and Newt Gingrich in fourth place with 8 percent. The turnout was light in the state.
Illinois GOP primary results live:
In remarks victory in Schaumburg, Illinois, Tuesday, Romney held his attention at a right angle on President Obama is not his Republican primary opponents. “Three years of Barack Obama brought us fewer jobs and shrinking salaries, but many of us believe that we might lose something even more than the value of our homes and our 401 (k) s,” he said. “After years of too many excuses and not enough jobs, income falls historic highs and gas prices, a president who does not hesitate to use all means necessary to Obamacare to impose on the American public, but leads in their late The world’s time we have had enough … “: these words to say these words
CBS News exit poll found that Romney, whose support was in Chicago and its suburbs, good performance among the graduates, Catholics and voters who see the economy as the main problem of the country. It also had a small margin on Santorum among those who identify as conservative. Santorum led Romney among white evangelicals and those who identify themselves as very conservative.
Exit polls showed that 42 percent of Republican voters of Illinois said Romney is not conservative enough, while a similar percentage said that his positions were similar. Forty-six percent said Santorum’s positions were similar, while 34 percent said it was too conservative and 13 percent said it was not conservative enough.
Illinois Exit Poll:Romney Illinois gop primary
Illinois primary results by province:
Romney was backed in Illinois by a huge spending advantage for the other candidates for the GOP nomination, as it was in other states. According to the Campaign Media Analysis Group Analysis, Romney and the super-PAC Santorum outspent the backup and support super-PAC him 18-1 on television ads in Illinois. Romney and his supporters have more than an estimated $ 3 million for television ads estimated $ 167,090 Santorum.
Also increase the perception that Romney was the best chance to beat President Obama in November. Exit polls showed that 60 percent said Romney was the candidate more eligible, compared with 23 percent and nine percent for Santorum Gingrich.In exit polls, Romney led his rivals on the question of which candidate better understands the problems of average Americans, with 36 percent support Santorum’s 29 percent and 16 percent Gingrich. In the Ohio primary, the first CEO was rich at 22 percent on this question.
If Romney won the Illinois primary:
Romney is now expected to take the lion’s share of the 54 delegates at stake to do in the primary on Tuesday, which are awarded proportionally. The former Massachusetts governor is focused on getting the 1,144 delegates he needs to clinch the nomination before the convention. His rivals have largely been trying to keep Romney with that threshold, hoping to secure the nomination in the final analysis, contested in a conference.
Santorum was not eligible for ten delegates in Illinois, because his campaign does not meet the fans who could serve as delegates in four congressional districts for the elections to be identified. Neither Gingrich nor seriously challenged Paul News state.CBS Romney is now estimated that 534 delegates, more than his combined has three rivals. Santorum has 218 delegates estimates of CBS News, while Gingrich had 120 people, Paul, 42 delegates.
Republican Estimated Delegate Scorecard:
Santorum said before the election that he hopes to hold a surprising victory under the leadership of the more rural, conservative voters in the south and west of the state, saying it would “really send shock waves” with the Republican establishment. He has four meetings and subjected to 19 interviews in Illinois on Tuesday in a last desperate attempt to increase the participation of its adherents especially encourage low before going to his home state of Pennsylvania, where voters to the polls April 24.
“We won the areas that conservatives and Republicans live there, and we are very happy,” said Santorum in Pennsylvania Tuesday, after acknowledging his loss to Illinois. “We are pleased that we are getting delegates.”
Santorum’s campaign said earlier Tuesday that estimates Officer of CBS News and other media exaggerated for Romney, because they do well in the province of certain district, and state conventions that send delegates to the Republican convention. The Commission also intends to make the decision to challenge to Florida and Arizona, a few states won by Romney, to allocate delegates in a “winner-take-all”. A successful challenge would reduce the benefit of Romney delegate.
In addition to Pennsylvania, Santorum is expected to do well in the Louisiana primary on Saturday and go in Arkansas and Kentucky to win on May 22 He also has his eye on Texas, where 155 delegates offers, and which holds a primary on May 29
In the short term, however, the scheme provides much better possibilities to choose delegates to Romney. There are primary in April in the District of Columbia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island, most of which Romney is expected to win. In addition to Pennsylvania, Santorum best chance for victories in April are available in Maryland and Wisconsin.
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The victory in Illinois was the third victory in the Midwest for Romney, who attacked Santorum for the period until Tuesday game as having “the same economic climate and light weight of the president.” Santorum, who has been hammering Romney for his past support for an individual mandate for health care and his past as a “financier of Wall Street,” he replied, “If Mitt Romney is an economic heavyweight, we are in trouble.”
The Santorum campaign has argued that if Gingrich has left the race that would open the door to win the nomination on the strength of support for the conservative Santorum. In exit polls Tuesday Illinois Republican voters were asked how they would vote if only Romney and Santorum were in the race. Forty-seven percent said it would support Romney, 41 percent chose Santorum, and 11 percent said they would not vote.
In a statement Tuesday, Gingrich took aim at Romney for spending so much to win and promised to stay in the race, saying “we have a candidate who has powerful solutions that hold the president accountable for his failures . ” With the nomination seemingly within reach, should Romney directly to the rhetoric of the President in preparation for the general election. His rivals, meanwhile, faced increasing pressure to leave the race so the party can unite around a candidate and leave behind what a bruising primary fight.
“Tonight was a primary, but the general election,” Romney said Tuesday. “And we will make a decision that defines a nation to cope. Our choice will not be a party or personality. This election will be about principle. Our economic freedom is on the ballot.

Mitt Romney’s Post Illinois Campaign Pitch

Mitt Romney’s Post Illinois Campaign Pitch: Shortly after wrapping his victory remarks, Mitt Romney sent a fundraising appeal to his supporters with the subject says: “It is time to close”
It reflects both wishful thinking of the leader that Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul would pack up and go home and Romney campaign’s decision to become more assertive declaration on the former governor of Massachusetts, the likely GOP candidate.romney illinois
“I think it is another sign that the Republican Party is united behind the candidacy of Mitt Romney,” Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN the victory of its candidate in Illinois. “At some point reality is going to put that Mitt is the candidate almost certain,” he added.
Regardless of how Santorum, Gingrich, and Paul going to move through the primaries and caucuses scheduled from now until June, the Romney campaign is shifting to how to win. Romney does not want to be perceived as the precursor weak that he can not win the hearts and souls of the voters in the center of his party’s election campaign is pushing Romney as a competitor experienced and prepared ready to defeat President Obama, especially when is to straighten the American economy.
If you saw Ann and her husband frontrunning Mitt Romney provide their comments to victory in Schaumburg, Illinois Tuesday night in front of a ballroom of supporters, you might be wondering where extraordinarily rich and out-of-touch elite CEO was gone.
Of course, this is the distorted mirror image of Romney that President Obama and his team have spent the better part of last year trying to sear into the minds of American voters.
Instead, you saw a devoted wife who used “Fix it” no less than three times within a few minutes to describe what her husband would have done in Washington and the economy if he wins the White House.
Romney, meanwhile used his victory remarks to drive home the image of a businessman who has deep experience learned the pros and cons of the U.S. economy through successes and failures in the private sector.
“You can not learn to teach constitutional law at the University of Chicago,” said Romney standing 40 miles from the former class president Obama.
Romney has also tried to wrap his message of economic competence in the Reagan “city on a hill” style imagery. Innovation and entrepreneurship are not just in the middle of a robust recovery, he said, but also at the center of the “American dream”.
But the victorious Tuesday night, Mitt Romney’s economic champion is not presented in the mass campaign coverage. And that change and that may be Romney’s biggest challenge as he tries to move from primary to general in 2012.
He still has to prove his ability to lead a positive message that explains his vision for the future at the same time becoming the largest public history of Mitt Romney.
It is, without doubt, a challenging race to close nominations, while your competitors are still running, but Romney and his team have a much bigger challenge: turn a narrative constructed by his Democratic opponents, which has solidified in the minds of voters.
For this reason more than any other, the Romney campaign needs to successfully convince all Republicans who really is “time to close.”

Mitt Romney Wins Illinois GOP Primary

Mitt Romney Wins Illinois GOP Primary: Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney has registered a convincing victory Tuesday in the Illinois primary, extending his lead in the race for the nomination of the party.Romney Illinois primary
American news agencies say Romney won about 55 percent of the vote to nearly 30 percent for his top rival, Rick Santorum. The other two Republican candidates, Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich, finished far behind.
With the victory, Romney took a 54 more delegates and got great momentum heading into next nomination contests. A candidate needs 1,144 delegates to secure the Republican nomination and the right to take on President Barack Obama, a Democrat to earn, in the November elections.
In his victory speech, Romney said three years of President Obama, Americans have been “less jobs, shrinking paychecks, historic drops in income and historic highs in gas prices.” The former Massachusetts governor called for new leadership in the White House. “Tonight we have the people of Illinois for their voice and for this special victory,” said Romney. “Thank you.
Elections are about choices, and today hundreds of thousands of people in Illinois have joined millions of people across the country for our case be closed. And this movement began on a small farm in New Hampshire on a sunny June day, we were surrounded by a small group of our friends and a number of supporters and family. We shared the conviction that the America we loved was in trouble and adrift without strong leadership, and three years of Barack Obama have us fewer jobs and shrinking paychecks that many of us believed we were about to lose something more than the value of our homes and our 401ks, after years of too many excuses and too few jobs, historic drops in income and historic highs in gas prices.
A president who does not hesitate to use all means necessary to proceed to Obamacare on the American public, but leads from behind in the world. It’s time to say these words, this word is enough, we have had enough. “Head in the Illinois primary, the former Massachusetts governor had won more than 500 delegates, while Santorum was in the 200’s. Gingrich and Paul were far behind.

CPAC Kicks Off With Marco Rubio

Thousands of conservative activists converged Thursday on Washington for CPAC. But aside from a packed hotel ballroom and a few memorable applause lines, the throngs were noticeably subdued as the yearly conservative confab kicked off.

That may change Friday, when Republican hopefuls Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are scheduled to speak. But for a crowd of self-identified conservative activists that numbered about 10,000, there was no palpable sense of excitement and few outward signs of support for most of the presidential contenders.

“It’s been tough. A lot of people are still undecided, and they keep saying they need more information. There’s not a lot of excitement here yet,” said Joseph Lipp, who was handing out stickers for Santorum.

In a primary season that has thumbed its nose at many of the typically predictive events on the campaign calendar — Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll but finished sixth in Iowa — campaigns may have made a conscious decision not to invest heavily in CPAC. Continue Reading…

Stephen Colbert’s FEC report Big money!

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No kidding: Comedian Stephen Colbert’s satirical super PAC raised some serious cash.

Between July 1 and Dec. 31, Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow collected more than $825,400, ending the year with nearly $674,000 cash on hand, according to disclosures filed over night with the Federal Election Commission.

California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom and actor Bradley Whitford of “West Wing” fame are among the super PAC’s contributors.

Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow also received ostensibly corporate contributions, including $314 from in Texas and $400 from an outfit called the Sticky Fingers Band of Brunswick, Maine. Continue Reading…