Is this from the Onion? The Weekly World News? Nope. it’s from TPM and the Salt Lake Tribune. Go figure.
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney plans to fight five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield in May as part of a charity fundraiser, the Salt Lake Tribune newspaper reported Monday.
via Report: Mitt Romney To Fight In Charity Boxing Match Against Evander Holyfield.
The day after the election, right-wingnut Ann Coulter lamented Romney’s presidential loss when she called into Laura Ingraham’s show. “I’m pretty pessimistic about the country,” Coulter said. She went on to say that Romney had run a “magnificent campaign . . . People are suffering. The country is in disarray. If Mitt Romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. We have more takers than makers and it’s over. There is no hope,” later adding, “Mitt Romney was the president we needed right now, and I think it is so sad that we are going to be deprived of his brain power, of his skills in turning companies around, turning the Olympics around, his idea and his kindness for being able to push very conservative ideas on a country that no longer is interested in conservative ideas. It is interested in handouts.”
via ‘Demoralized’ Ann Coulter To Laura Ingraham: ‘It’s Over, There Is No Hope’ AUDIO.
According to this article, Romney’s GOTV (codenamed Project ORCA) was an unmitigated failure — poor planning. crashing website, poor design, late operation, poor user instructions, no protection against DDOS, jammed phone lines, etc.
The article says “The bitter irony of this entire endeavor was that a supposedly small government candidate gutted the local structure of GOTV efforts in favor of a centralized, faceless organization in a far off place (in this case, their Boston headquarters).”
via Romney’s Disastrous Project ORCA – Business Insider.
Glenn Hubbard, is Romney’s chief economic adviser, and served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under George W. Bush. He makes over $700,00 per year sitting on the boards of three financial sector companies, but also rakes in fees from his consulting and speaking engagements at other Wall Street firms.
In 2001, Hubbard spearheaded the Bush administration’s tax cuts, authoring a Wall Street Journal article titled, “Tax Cuts Won’t Hurt the Surplus.” In the article, he predicted that his tax cuts would preserve the Clinton budget surpluses by causing GNP to grow 0.3% per year faster.
You know how that worked out for us.
Charles Ferguson: Romney’s Other Credibility Problem: Glenn Hubbard.
“We’re not going [to] let our campaigns be dictated by fact-checkers.” — Neil Newhouse, Romney pollster
Talk show host Bill LuMaye asked Romney’s son Taggart what was it like “to hear the President of the United States call your dad a liar?” Tagg answered, “You know … jump out of your seat and rush down to the debate stage and take a swing at him. But you know you can’t do that because there’s a lot of Secret Service agents between you and him.”
When Taggart’s sons get older, he’ll be the dad who rushes onto the Little League field and punches out the umpire. It’ll go viral on YouTube.
via Tagg Romney jokes that he wanted to ‘take a swing’ at Obama during Tuesday’s debate.
At the presidential debate, Mitt Romney claimed to have asked for the names of qualified women for appointive offices in Massachusetts. That’s not the way it actually happened. The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus went to _him_ with the binder.
Either the Mitt is showing early signs of diminished cognitive function . . . or he can Bite Me.
Daily Kos: About Mitt Romney’s ‘binders full of women’? Guess what. It’s BS..
Let’s say that what Romney says is true — what’s he gonna do? Throw them all off the welfare rolls and let them starve?
And while we’re bashing Romney . . . he’s now doing a 180 on immigration. Presumably he went anti-immigration to help clinch the Republican nomination. But now he’s moderating his rhetoric to try to woo Hispanic general election voters.
Mitt Romney: America’s most deceitful politician.
Romney Government-Dependent ‘Victims’ Remark Roils Message – Bloomberg.
Mitt can Bite Me. He implies that the embassy attacks are the result of Obama’s weakness. But under Ronald Reagan, there were attacks on our embassies in Beirut, Kuwait, Jakarta, and Rome. I’m waiting to hear Mitt denounce Reagan for his weak leadership.
FIRST ON CNN: Romney camp tries to manage fallout from Libya response – CNN Political Ticker – CNN.com Blogs.