By Jim Meyers
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney surged ahead of President Barack Obama in fundraising for the first time last month — and a senior Obama adviser concedes that Obama will be the first incumbent president to be out-raised by his opponent.
Romney’s campaign and the Republican Party together raised more than $76 million in May, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission, while Obama and the Democrats brought in $60 million.
Obama campaign officials predict that Romney will also outdo Obama and the Democrats in June with a $100 million haul.
“I think Romney is going to continue to have big months,” an Obama campaign official, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters. “Combine that with the Super PAC stuff, and we are going to be the first incumbent outspent. That’s clear.”
Senior advisers in the Obama campaign told The New York Times that Romney and groups supporting him will spend $1.25 billion on television advertising.
“Republicans are betting they can win this thing on the air,” one adviser said. “Make no mistake, we will be outspent.”
On Wednesday, Romney enjoyed what campaign officials described as his single best day of fundraising yet, taking in between $6 million and $8 million during a swing through Michigan.
June 21, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, Agency Regulation, America's Disarmament, America's Freedoms, Balanced Budget, Class Warfare, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Congress, Congress: Inquiries & Committees, Constitutional Responsibilities, Corruption, Deficit, Diplomacy, Economic Security, Economic Terrorism, Education, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Electorate, Employer Uncertainty, Energy and Oil, Excessive Government Spending, Foreign Policy, Foreign Trade, Freedom Justice and Liberty, Fuel Prices, Government, Government Regulations, House of Representatives, Jobs, Learn from History, Liberal Scare Tactics, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Manufactured Crisis, Media Corruption, Middle East Affairs, Moral Issues, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Political Contests, Politically Intentioned Crisis, Politics, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Propaganda, Public Sector (Government), Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Redistribution of Wealth, Senate, Tea Party Conservatives, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unemployment | Tags: $100 million raise, American Crossroads, Barack Obama, current-events, federal election commission, fundraising, GOP, Jim Meyers, Karl Rove, Mitt Romney, politics, Republican presumptive nominee, Reuters report, Romney ahead in fundraising, Romney rising in some polls | Leave A Comment »
“A Big Win for Romney in Iowa” Karl Rove
“A big win for Romney” Carter Eskew
“Media Downplay Big Win For Romney In Iowa” Editorial, Investors Business Daily
Come on man? Investors Business Daily too?
The first three headlines I expected. If there were to be a vote on who would be the face next to the entry for “Republican Establishment” in Merriam and Webster’s dictionary 2012 Edition it would be Karl Rove. Dick Morris is the “Smeagol” of Washington D.C. political pollsters and insiders. One never knows if he is being serious or just trying to get headlines to regain his “precious”, relevancy. Walter Eskew works for the Washington Post, that in itself is enough damning evidence but lord knows Jennifer Rubin could have had a gun to the back of his head as well. The one that surprised me is the usually sane Investors Business Daily editorial. Et tu IBD? Et tu?
January 6, 2012 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, American Exceptionalism, Class Warfare, Constitution, Corruption, Corruption in Government, Deficit, Economic Security, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Excessive Government Spending, Fuel Prices, Government, Government Regulations, GSE, Healthcare, Housing Crisis, Jobs, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Debt, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Poll Numbers, POTUS Deception, POTUS Elibility Issue, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Public Sector (Government), Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Stock Market, Banks & Financial Institutions, Tea Party Conservatives, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unemployment, UNION Corruption, War on Terror | Tags: "Big Win", 'establishment Republican', Dick Morris, Election 2012, Iowa, Karl Rove, Mr. 25%, National Review, Romney | 2 Comments »
As a potential presidential campaign announcement by Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes ever closer (he’s expected to decide in the next few weeks), strategists and supporters seem ever more confident his decision will be a “yes.”
Former George W. Bush adviser Karl Rove, for example, recently said he thinks Perry will run — and, as Rove has had a hand in Perry’s political career, his opinion ought to count for something. (In 1989, Rove helped to persuade Perry to join the Republican Party and to run for agriculture commissioner, and he was “heavily invested” in Perry’s election as lieutenant governor in 1998. But then, Rove also endorsed Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison against Perry in Perry’s most recent run for governor, so who knows what Rove knows?)
July 7, 2011 | Categories: 2012 Election, America's Freedoms, Balanced Budget, Corruption, Deficit, Economic Security, Election 2012, Elections Politics, Excessive Government Spending, Federal Reserve Bank, Fuel Prices, Government Regulations, Healthcare, Jobs, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, National Security, New Media News, Political Contests, Politics, Progressives pushing for Marxism/Socialism, Tea Party Conservatives, TEA Taxed Enough Already, The Economy, Unemployment | Tags: 2012 elections, Americans for Rick Perry, candidate with character, Election 2012, GOP, Karl Rove, raising $400 thousand, rick perry | Leave A Comment »
Posted Sep 18th 2010 at 10:01 am
John Tillman, CEO of the Illinois Policy Institute, offers his thoughts on the GOP spat over Christine O’Donnell’s victory in Delaware. It’s a refreshing read.
Tuesday night, I happened to be watching live when Karl Rove fulminated on the Christine O’Donnell win in the Delaware GOP Senate primary. You can see the full video here but I’ve provided a transcript (from Fox News) of some of the key passages below. Among the things Rove said:
- “This is the inexplicable (emphasis added) one because Christine O’Donnell has come on here at the — very end of the campaign. There’s a huge turnout tonight in Delaware. The total was estimated to be 30,000 people going into the primary and has come out 56,000. She has dealt a defeat to one of the state’s longest, best-known, thought to be most-beloved political figures, a former governor and nine-term Republican Congressman in Mike Castle.”
- “One thing that Christine O’Donnell is now going to have to answer in the general election that she didn’t have to answer in the primary is her own checkered background….I’ve met her. I got to tell you, I wasn’t frankly impressed as her abilities as a candidate.”
- “And again, these serious questions about how does she make her living? Why did she mislead voters about her college education? How come it took nearly two decades to pay her college bills so she could get her college degree? How did she make a living? Why did she sue a well-known and well thought of conservative think tank?”
Here’s what Rove should have said:
September 18, 2010 | Categories: America's Energy, America's Freedoms, Cap and Tax, Cloward and Piven Strategy, Corruption in Government, Education, Elections Politics, Government, Government Regulations, Immigration, Jobs, Liberals Big Spending and Taxes, Media Corruption, Most Americans Reject Socialism, National Security, New Media News, Politics, Radical Liberal Progressive Left, Smaller Government, Tea Party Conservatives, The Economy, The Environment, Undermining Constitution, UNIONS ACORN and SEIU, War on Terror | Tags: Christine O'Donnell, Congress, delaware senate race, Karl Rove, Midterm Elections, mike castle, politics, Tea Party | Leave A Comment »
Posted Jul 6th 2010 at 12:37 pm
It looks like President George W. Bush may have a pretty good birthday today. After all, this time last year the liberal media was terming him as “the worst president in American history.”
But a lot has changed since then.
History has proven that the challenges he faced during his presidency were much more daunting that anyone realized. In fact, shortly after the 2008 presidential election, Gallup ranked Bush’s popularity at only 27 percent and Obama’s at 70 percent.
Most of the country thought Obama would prove Bush totally incompetent, but since then a lot has happened, and Obama’s popularity, according to Gallup, has dropped 24 points to only 46 percent.
July 6, 2010 | Categories: America's Freedoms, Family Values, New Media News | Tags: BP Oil Spill, Gallup, George W. Bush, History will judge Bush better, Karl Rove, Katrina, Obama, politics | Leave A Comment »