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Romney, You Can’t Govern by Bullet Point

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Ruth Marcus Opinion Writer Some people believe that Mitt Romney is unfit to be president because the health reform he instituted as Massachusetts governor included an individual mandate. I believe Romney is unfit to be president because he used a PowerPoint presentation to defend it. America does not need a PowerPoint president. Let me make …

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Romney Coming to Iowa

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Massachusetts Republican Mitt Romney’s first visit to Iowa this year is scheduled for Friday, May 27 in Des Moines. Romney, a former governor, will speak from noon to 1 p.m. at the State Historical Building, according to the Greater Des Moines Partnership. His speech at a Partnership event signals his intention to focus on economic …

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GOP Picture for 2012 Remains Blurry

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By NEIL KING JR. And JONATHAN WEISMAN The crop of 2012 Republican presidential candidates is about to expand, adding faces to one of the most varied—and muddled—GOP fields in decades. The lineup currently lacks a clear favorite to stir the GOP base, to the dismay of many in the party. A Gallup poll released Friday …

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What history will apply to the 2012 election?

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Handicapping an election 19 months away seems relevant only to political junkies except for this: Expectations, as shrewd investors know, affect actions. The Republican presidential field might be more formidable if President Obama were less strongly favored. And over time, what Congress does will be shaped by the presidential campaign’s direction. Views of 2012 are …

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Romney Announces and States He Will Campaign in Iowa

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When Mitt Romney announced his presidential exploratory committee this week, he did so from New Hampshire, and he mentioned Nevada. On Friday, he was in Florida. All three are scheduled to be among the first states holding presidential nominating contests in 2012. So what about Iowa, where the leadoff caucuses will be held? Some have …

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Trump Tops all GOP Contendors in CNN Poll

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In a shocking new CNN poll, Donald Trump finished tied for first with Mike Huckabee when asked the question: Which candidate you would be most likely to support for the Republican nomination for President in the year 2012? Trump 19% Huckabee 19% Palin 12% Gingrich 11% Romney 11% Paul 7% Bachmann 5% None 4% Someone …

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Neighborhood Research Poll Shows Iowans Still Undecided, but Trump Surging

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Neighborhood Research completed 319 surveys of Iowa Republicans likely voters. Three ballot tests were conducted. The first poll included all seventeen candidates who have had activity in Iowa. Not surprising at this date, the undecided category leads all candidates with 23.5% of the vote, followed by Mike Huckabee at 21%. Mitt Romney comes in third …

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No Clear Leader In National Poll

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The 2012 Republican nomination race is wide open with Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are in a statistical tie while Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul all put up competitive numbers. The poll is bad news for Tim Pawlenty and Haley Barbour who barley register a blip on the poll. Of course, these numbers …

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Huckabee Leads in National Poll; Gingrich Making Move

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Interviews with 1,023 adult Americans conducted by telephone by Opinion Research Corporation on March 11-13, 2011. The margin of sampling error for results based on the total sample is plus or minus 3 percentage points. Huckabee 19% Romney 18% Gingrich 14% Palin 12% Trump 10% Paul 8% Someone else 4% None/ No one 3% Pawlenty …

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Mitt Romney’s Albatross–RomneyCare

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Former Governor Mitt Romney (R–Mass.) is anticipated to be a top Republican presidential contender in 2012. However, RomneyCare seems to be an increasingly sharp thorn in his side, and could even prevent him from being the Republican nominee. As the governor gears up for campaigning he should be prepared to address the inevitable criticism of …

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