The GOP lawmakers who won’t endorse Romney include Reps. Paul, Jones

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The GOP lawmakers who won’t endorse Romney include Reps. Paul, Jones

By Sterling C. Beard 
and Mario Trujillo – 09/20/12 06:00 AM ET

A handful of Republican lawmakers are declining to endorse Mitt Romney for president.

The main holdouts are Reps. Ron Paul (Texas), Walter Jones (N.C.) and Justin Amash (Mich.). Both Jones and Amash endorsed Paul’s 2012 bid for the White House.

All three legislators have clear differences with Romney’s policy on the war in Afghanistan, wanting troops to come home now, as opposed to 2014.

One other GOP congressman, Rep. Morgan Griffith (Va.), supports Romney, but has stopped short of endorsing him.

Griffith’s campaign manager said the lawmaker doesn’t endorse as a matter of principle and instead lets the voters decide. Continue reading “The GOP lawmakers who won’t endorse Romney include Reps. Paul, Jones”

SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

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SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters

When he doesn’t know a camera’s rolling, the GOP candidate shows his disdain for half of America.

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| Mon Sep. 17, 2012 1:00 PM PDT

During a private fundraiser earlier this year, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a small group of wealthy contributors what he truly thinks of all the voters who support President Barack Obama. He dismissed these Americans as freeloaders who pay no taxes, who don’t assume responsibility for their lives, and who think government should take care of them. Fielding a question from a donor about how he could triumph in November, Romney replied:

There are 47 percent of the people who will vote for the president no matter what. All right, there are 47 percent who are with him, who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they are entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it. That that’s an entitlement. And the government should give it to them. And they will vote for this president no matter what…These are people who pay no income tax. Continue reading “SECRET VIDEO: Romney Tells Millionaire Donors What He REALLY Thinks of Obama Voters”

Romney ad features miners forced to lose pay during mandatory attendance at Romney event

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Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 10:22 AM PDT

Romney ad features miners forced to lose pay during mandatory attendance at Romney event

by Laura ClawsonFollow for Daily Kos Labor

 In a screenshot from a Mitt Romney ad, Romney stands in front of coal miners whose boss had made attendance at Romney's speech mandatory and unpaid.

 Mitt Romney must have really liked his campaign event using coal miners as a backdrop after their employer, Murray Energy, made attendance mandatory and unpaid, though they lost paid work time to attend. Romney liked it so much, in fact, that his new adattacking President Barack Obama for supposedly being anti-coal uses images of Romney standing in front of those miners as they lose pay to be forced to listen to him. Continue reading “Romney ad features miners forced to lose pay during mandatory attendance at Romney event”

Romney: Save $500B by cutting federal jobs, pay, combining agencies

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Romney: Save $500B by cutting federal jobs, pay, combining agencies

September 18th, 2012 | Pay & Benefits | Posted by Stephen Losey

(Darren McCollester, Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney yesterday said the path to saving a half-trillion each year lies with slashing federal jobs and pay, merging agencies, and cracking down on improper payments. Continue reading “Romney: Save $500B by cutting federal jobs, pay, combining agencies”

The Romney conundrum: Winning independents but losing overall

By Christian Heinze – 09/19/12 12:00 AM ET

There are two competing factors at work for Mitt Romney among independents.

One is that he’s winning their vote, but the other is that they’re less enthused about voting, and that malaise is damaging Romney’s overall performance in polls.

Romney edges out President Obama among independents by 1.2 percentage points in Talking Points Memo’s aggregation of national polls, even though the president leads the GOP nominee, overall, by 3.9. That’s because independents tend to be less enthusiastic about voting than supporters of either party, and so they’re having a smaller effect on overall preference.

The phenomenon of Romney winning independents but losing overall is one that’s persisted since early in the cycle. When the general election effectively began in April, Romney led among independents in 12 of the first 14 surveys, even though he trailed in most of those polls among all voters.

That phenomenon continues to play out, even after both parties have completed their conventions. Since September began, Romney has led among independents in five major national polls, while Obama has led in just two. Continue reading “The Romney conundrum: Winning independents but losing overall”

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