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Letterman on Romney: Putting dog on car roof ‘not a good idea’

Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart explained to CBS host David Letterman on Wednesday that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s problem was that at close examination, he was just “pixels” instead of a real person. “The guy I feel worse for is Romney,” Stewart remarked. “Mitt?” Letterman asked. “Not just for that,”…

Romney is machine gun-toting ‘Rombo’ in new Santorum ad

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has released a new ad warning voters to expect an onslaught of attack ads from former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. In the new commercial, a Romney look-alike uses an assault rifle to fire mud at Santorum. “Mitt Romney’s negative attack machine is back on full…

Poll finds low enthusiasm for Republican candidates

WASHINGTON — Most Republicans believe Mitt Romney will be their party’s presidential nominee and that he has the best chance to beat President Barack Obama in November, a national poll released Tuesday found. But the CNN/ORC International poll found little enthusiasm for the former Massachusetts governor’s presidential bid, instead favoring…

‘Spreading Romney’ satire leaks into candidate’s top Google results

A satirical redefinition of the word “Romney” has leapt from obscurity and into the limelight this week by cracking a list of the top 10 Google search results for the Republican presidential candidate’s last name. Similar to the “Spreading Santorum” website that has so plagued anti-gay Republican Rick Santorum by redefining his…

Republicans trying to unring the bell

Steve Kornacki has a good horse race summary taking the temperature of Mitt Romney’s campaign. Diagnosis: not good. While Romney basically can’t lose, barring some kind of weird delegate wrangling that I suppose is always possible but seems unlikely, the knocks he’s taking are leaving him in poor fighting condition…

Santorum suggests Romney ‘rigged’ CPAC straw poll

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday dismissed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s win in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll by insinuating the vote had been rigged. On the third an final day of the conference, CPAC announced Romney had beaten Santorum, 38 percent to 31 percent.…

Romney wins CPAC straw poll

Mitt Romney has won the 2012 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll, according to a report on CNN’s Political Ticker. Romney had been the race’s presumed front runner for weeks, but a string of victories in midwestern caucuses has vaulted former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum into the lead in…

Republican enthusiasm gap could help Obama

Mitt Romney’s three-state shellacking by Rick Santorum laid bare the Republican White House frontrunner’s Achilles heel — an inability to motivate the party’s conservative base. The enthusiasm gap — revealed in low overall turnout at caucuses and primaries and Romney’s tepid polling numbers — could end up handing President Barack…

Long primary battle could help Romney build support

EDINA, Minnesota — A drawn-out fight for the Republican nomination could work to frontrunner Mitt Romney’s advantage if he uses it to develop his campaign structure in swing states key to beating President Barack Obama in November. That’s what happened in 2008, when Obama built a formidable organization that registered…

Armey: Gingrich has a ‘first-rate vendetta’ on Romney

Former House Majority Leader Dick Armey (R) slammed Newt Gingrich Sunday morning for his continued attack on GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney. The chairman of the conservative group Freedom Works appeared on CNN’s State of the Union and felt that Gingrich was holding a vendetta now with the nomination seemingly in…

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