Friday, February 29, 2008

7 Reasons why Romney would be the perfect VP

It's possibly the most important decision that a candidate can make - who will be their running mate. McCain has yet to choose one, and while I'm hearing plenty of good names being thrown about for McCain's possible veep, one stands alone. I've read about the possibilities of Sen. Joe Lieberman, Tom Ridge, Gov. Sarah Palin, Gov. Jim Pawlenty and Gov. Mark Sanford. They all have their pluses and their short comings, but none of them brings to the table what Mitt Romney could do for the McCain campaign. Could Senator McCain really do better than to have a VP who brings the following:

• Ready to assume the office at a moments notice
• Conservative Credentials
• A Washington Outsider
• Brings values voters
• A Strong Understanding and Credentials on Economics
• A great fundraiser, campaigner and debater
• A record of having worked on health care reform

All in all, Romney is the one candidate who can come aboard and give McCain the momentum he needs to win the presidency. Let's look at these issues one by one:

- Ready to assume the office at a moments notice- This is actually shores up a couple of John McCain's weaknesses, one he has as his running mate a) someone younger than himself and b) the first thing any candidate should look for in a running mate someone who could actually be President. The Democrats have already started attacking McCain for his age, with Barack's comments about McCains' 50 years of service to his country. Mitt Romney is younger, healthier and more energetic than McCain, not to mention having 2 out of those 3 against Barack Obama. His nomination would allay a lot of voters concerned about McCain's senior status.

-Conservative Credentials- Romney brings to McCain the endorsements of Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, Mark Levin and Ann Coulter. Essentially, all the faces and voices of the conservative movement were in the Romney camp, it is hard to imagine a Republican winning without the support of conservatives. There may be some other people on the list who are also conservative, but Romney already has the key endorsements, not to mention the national name recognition.

-A Washington Outsider- McCain has the weakness that any Senator running for President has- his votes on key issues. In McCain's case he has a 25 year history of voting on different bills, some of which have turned out to be big winners for the country (welfare reform, TWOT) and some of which have been unpopular (McCain-Feingold, McCain-Kennedy). The obvious tactic of the Dems is going to say that McCain is running for Bush's 3rd term. One thing that helps McCain is that he has been as vocal a critic of the administration as some Democrats. Romney brings to the McCain ticket real experience from outside the beltway. He will be able to say things that McCain wouldn't be able to and be able to attack Obama's record and his Washington insider status in ways McCain could not.

-Brings values voters- It was interesting that when James Dobson listed the Republican front runners that he would not support as President, he didn't mention Mitt Romney. I cannot think of a more photogenic functional family than the Romney's. The success of his family is a tribute to him and his wife, their example would serve the nation well. Not to mention Romney's pro-life record as Governor where he vetoed funding for embryonic cloning, fought Gay marriage, and supported abstinence education. McCain is luke-warm on the values issues while Gov. Romney has been in the center ring of this fight. Values voters like conservatives are essential to any GOP chances in November, and Mitt Romney brings their support to the McCain ticket.

-A Strong Understanding and Credentials on Economics- This one is interesting because it comes from McCain's own mouth, saying that he would need a VP who has a strong understanding of economics. With recent concerns about a recession, the price of oil, the crash of the housing market, and out of control government spending. Who better to address these concerns than someone who has real world experience creating jobs, and making money? With a Harvard MBA in business, and a successful business record, not to mention saving the state of Massachusetts from financial peril- Romney can address voters concerns with real solutions than will work. It will be a clear contrast to Obama's socialist rhetoric. The one weakness of the Romney candidacy was the lack of military credentials, and the weakness of McCain's resume is that he has no experience in the private sector- together they make a formidable ticket able to respond to any challenges the nation may be facing.

-A great fund-raiser, campaigner and debater- Despite all of the media's focus on the amount of Mitt's own money that he was spending on his campaign, Romney also raised the most money of any Republican candidate in the primaries. He was also credited with having the best organizations on the ground and having won the most of the Republican debates. When Mitt Romney "suspended" his campaign shortly after Super Tuesday, he had roughly won over 4 million votes to McCain's 4.7. This is a tremendous accomplishment given McCain's favorable media coverage and national name recognition. Romney brings to the McCain ticket enthusiastic grass roots campaigners ready to work on his behalf, and perhaps equally important he brings a huge injection of what any politician needs to win - money. That and Romney's superb debating style make him a great VP for McCain.

-A record of having worked on health care reform- This issue is key because it is a center piece of the Democrat campaign as the only candidate who has actually enacted health care reform- Mitt Romney takes away a key issue for them. He can also effectively argue for private sector solutions to the problems facing health care as an industry. Romney takes the issue off the table for the Democrats, and actually makes it a plus for the Republican ticket. Let's face it, if McCain were debating Barack on health care McCain would be citing Massachusetts as a case example of where Republicans have been more effective on health care. As long as he is going to be talking about Mitt's programs he may as well have him on the ticket.

In short, there is not a running mate out there that could bring as much to the McCain candidacy as Gov. Mitt Romney. Ultimately, it is one mans' decision, let's hope he makes the right one.

Friday, February 15, 2008

Mitt Romney: The Hero's Journey

Michael Reagan says Ronald Reagan would have endorsed John McCain; He's right. As Michael notes:
In 1976 the Ford vs. Reagan campaign for the Republican presidential nomination got so heated it looked as if my father and Jerry Ford would never again talk to one another.

When it was over and Ford had won, what did Ronald Reagan do? He simply went all-out to help Ford win his re-election, as did I and as did my sister Maureen. My dad simply followed his rule of backing the Republican candidate no matter who he was.

Of course, as we have noted here on several occasions -- Mitt Romney seems to be following the Ronald Reagan 1976 playbook. His CPAC speech has been compared to Reagan's '76 convention speech -- and now -- his endorsement is being compared to Reagan's support of Ford ...

But while Ronald Reagan's loss -- and his re-birth in '80 -- is a fairly recent model to use as a comarision, the archetype is almost as old as time. As Jung would put it, this entire narrative has long been a part of our “collective unconscious.”

In essence, whether he's doing it consciously. or not, Mitt Romney is seeking to tap into a mythological narrative called the "Hero's Journey."

If you've read Arthur or the Odyssey -- or have seen Star Wars or Rocky -- you are familiar with the idea. Before reaching the "promised land," a hero must first endure his "wilderness years." This is essentially a right of passage or initiation (I've written that Mitt Romney finally passed his "Initiation" into the conservative movement.)

Of course, the last stage of the "Hero's Journey" is when the hero reaches his destiny and in a sense, rises from the dead. If you're a movie fan, this is the part when Rocky finally wins or when Han Solo and Luke Skywalker are given their awards. Or if you like politics, it's the day Reagan wins after everyone thought he was finished in '76.

In Mitt Romney's scenario, he becomes the Republican standard-bearer, and ultimately is elected president.

Romney Endorses McCain

Saturday, February 9, 2008

Gov. Romney Speaks At CPAC 2008

The actual text is below, if you need to copy and paste any parts of this speech.

Romney's CPAC Address

Governor Romney's Address To CPAC (As Prepared For Delivery):

"I want to begin by saying thank you. It's great to be with you again. And I look forward to joining with you many more times in the future.

"Last year, CPAC gave me the sendoff I needed. I was in single digits in the polls, and I was facing household Republican names. As of today, more than 4 million people have given me their vote for President, less than Senator McCain's 4.7 million, but quite a statement nonetheless. Eleven states have given me their nod, compared to his 13. Of course, because size does matter, he's doing quite a bit better with his number of delegates.

"To all of you, thank you for caring enough about the future of America to show up, stand up and speak up for conservative principles.

"As I said to you last year, conservative principles are needed now more than ever. We face a new generation of challenges, challenges which threaten our prosperity, our security and our future. I am convinced that unless America changes course, we will become the France of the 21st century – still a great nation, but no longer the leader of the world, no longer the superpower. And to me, that is unthinkable. Simon Peres, in a visit to Boston, was asked what he thought about the war in Iraq. 'First,' he said, 'I must put something in context. America is unique in the history of the world. In the history of the world, whenever there has been conflict, the nation that wins takes land from the nation that loses. One nation in history, and this during the last century, laid down hundreds of thousands of lives and took no land. No land from Germany, no land from Japan, no land from Korea. America is unique in the sacrifice it has made for liberty, for itself and for freedom loving people around the world.' The best ally peace has ever known, and will ever know, is a strong America.

"And that is why we must rise to the occasion, as we have always done before, to confront the challenges ahead. Perhaps the most fundamental of these is the attack on the American culture.

"Over the years, my business has taken me to many countries. I have been struck by the enormous differences in the wealth and well-being of people of different nations. I have read a number of scholarly explanations for the disparities. I found the most convincing was that written by David Landes, a professor emeritus from Harvard University. I presume he's a liberal – I guess that's redundant. His work traces the coming and going of great civilizations throughout history. After hundreds of pages of analysis, he concludes with this:

"If we learn anything from the history of economic development, it is that culture makes all the difference. Culture makes all the difference.

"What is it about American culture that has led us to become the most powerful nation in the history of the world? We believe in hard work and education. We love opportunity: almost all of us are immigrants or descendants of immigrants who came here for opportunity – opportunity is in our DNA. Americans love God, and those who don't have faith, typically believe in something greater than themselves – a 'Purpose Driven Life.' And we sacrifice everything we have, even our lives, for our families, our freedoms and our country. The values and beliefs of the free American people are the source of our nation's strength and they always will be.

"The threat to our culture comes from within. The 1960's welfare programs created a culture of poverty. Some think we won that battle when we reformed welfare, but the liberals haven't given up. At every turn, they try to substitute government largesse for individual responsibility. They fight to strip work requirements from welfare, to put more people on Medicaid, and to remove more and more people from having to pay any income tax whatsoever. Dependency is death to initiative, risk-taking and opportunity. Dependency is a culture-killing drug. We have got to fight it like the poison it is.

"The attack on faith and religion is no less relentless. And tolerance for pornography – even celebration of it – and sexual promiscuity, combined with the twisted incentives of government welfare programs have led to today's grim realities: 68% of African American children are born out-of-wedlock, 45% of Hispanic children, and 25% of White children. How much harder it is for these children to succeed in school and in life. A nation built on the principles of the Founding Fathers cannot long stand when its children are raised without fathers in the home.

"The development of a child is enhanced by having a mother and father. Such a family is the ideal for the future of the child and for the strength of a nation. I wonder how it is that unelected judges, like some in my state of Massachusetts, are so unaware of this reality, so oblivious to the millennia of recorded history. It is time for the people of America to fortify marriage through Constitutional amendment, so that liberal judges cannot continue to attack it.

"Europe is facing a demographic disaster. That is the inevitable product of weakened faith in the Creator, failed families, disrespect for the sanctity of human life and eroded morality. Some reason that culture is merely an accessory to America's vitality; we know that it is the source of our strength. And we are not dissuaded by the snickers and knowing glances when we stand up for family values, and morality, and culture. We will always be honored to stand on principle and to stand for principle.

"The attack on our culture is not our sole challenge. We face economic competition unlike anything we have ever known before. China and Asia are emerging from centuries of poverty. Their people are plentiful, innovative and ambitious. If we do not change course, Asia or China will pass us by as the economic superpower, just as we passed England and France during the last century. The prosperity and security of our children and grandchildren depend on us.

"Our prosperity and security also depend on finally acting to become energy secure. Oil producing states like Russia and Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and Iran are siphoning over $400 billion per year from our economy – that's almost what we spend annually for defense. It is past time for us to invest in energy technology, nuclear power, clean coal, liquid coal, renewable sources and energy efficiency. America must never be held hostage by the likes of Putin, Chavez, and Ahmadinejad.

"And our economy is also burdened by the inexorable ramping of government spending. Don't focus on the pork alone – even though it is indeed irritating and shameful. Look at the entitlements. They make up 60% of federal spending today. By the end of the next President's second term, they will total 70%. Any conservative plan for the future has to include entitlement reform that solves the problem, not just acknowledges it.

"Most politicians don't seem to understand the connection between our ability to compete and our national wealth, and the wealth of our families. They act as if money just happens – that it's just there. But every dollar represents a good or service produced in the private sector. Depress the private sector and you depress the well-being of Americans.

"That's exactly what happens with high taxes, over-regulation, tort windfalls, mandates, and overfed, over-spending government. Did you see that today, government workers make more money than people who work in the private sector? Can you imagine what happens to an economy where the best opportunities are for bureaucrats?

"It's high time to lower taxes, including corporate taxes, to take a weed-whacker to government regulations, to reform entitlements, and to stand up to the increasingly voracious appetite of the unions in our government.

"And finally, let's consider the greatest challenge facing America – and facing the entire civilized world: the threat of violent, radical Jihad. In one wing of the world of Islam, there is a conviction that all governments should be destroyed and replaced by a religious caliphate. These Jihadists will battle any form of democracy. To them, democracy is blasphemous for it says that citizens, not God shape the law. They find the idea of human equality to be offensive. They hate everything we believe about freedom just as we hate everything they believe about radical Jihad.

"To battle this threat, we have sent the most courageous and brave soldiers in the world. But their numbers have been depleted by the Clinton years when troops were reduced by 500,000, when 80 ships were retired from the Navy, and when our human intelligence was slashed by 25%. We were told that we were getting a peace dividend. We got the dividend, but we didn't get the peace. In the face of evil in radical Jihad and given the inevitable military ambitions of China, we must act to rebuild our military might – raise military spending to 4% of our GDP, purchase the most modern armament, re-shape our fighting forces for the asymmetric demands we now face, and give the veterans the care they deserve.

"Soon, the face of liberalism in America will have a new name. Whether it is Barack or Hillary, the result would be the same if they were to win the Presidency. The opponents of American culture would push the throttle, devising new justifications for judges to depart from the Constitution. Economic neophytes would layer heavier and heavier burdens on employers and families, slowing our economy and opening the way for foreign competition to further erode our lead.

"Even though we face an uphill fight, I know that many in this room are fully behind my campaign. You are with me all the way to the convention. Fight on, just like Ronald Reagan did in 1976. But there is an important difference from 1976: today, we are a nation at war.

"And Barack and Hillary have made their intentions clear regarding Iraq and the war on terror. They would retreat and declare defeat. And the consequence of that would be devastating. It would mean attacks on America, launched from safe havens that make Afghanistan under the Taliban look like child's play. About this, I have no doubt.

"I disagree with Senator McCain on a number of issues, as you know. But I agree with him on doing whatever it takes to be successful in Iraq, on finding and executing Osama bin Laden, and on eliminating Al Qaeda and terror. If I fight on in my campaign, all the way to the convention, I would forestall the launch of a national campaign and make it more likely that Senator Clinton or Obama would win. And in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign, be a part of aiding a surrender to terror.

"This is not an easy decision for me. I hate to lose. My family, my friends and our supporters – many of you right here in this room – have given a great deal to get me where I have a shot at becoming President. If this were only about me, I would go on. But I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country.

"I will continue to stand for conservative principles. I will fight alongside you for all the things we believe in. And one of those things is that we cannot allow the next President of the United States to retreat in the face evil extremism.

"It is the common task of each generation – and the burden of liberty – to preserve this country, expand its freedoms and renew its spirit so that its noble past is prologue to its glorious future.

"To this task, accepting this burden, we are all dedicated, and I firmly believe, by the providence of the Almighty, that we will succeed beyond our fondest hope. America must remain, as it has always been, the hope of the Earth.

"Thank you, and God bless America."

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Super-Tuesday Results

I don't know how Michael Ramirez does it, but he manages to come with a cartoon that expresses exactly how I feel.
I mean seriously is the Republican party trying to commit suicide?

Monday, February 4, 2008

McDole's Record is Pretty Frightening

This article is the headline at, but I think it can all be summed up pretty well in these cartoons by Michael Ramirez.

Click on the image for larger picture.

Mitt Romney: Fighting For Family Values

"America cannot continue to lead the family of nations around the world if we suffer the collapse of the family here at home." (Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At UPI, 2/26/05)

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney's campaign slogan encompasses the values he believes and lives in his everyday life. Romney is one of the few candidates running for the Presidential nomination that truly upholds traditional values.

The core of Romney's values lies within his own family: his Presidential campaign has included his wife, children and grandchildren. He believes the best way to solve many social issues is to focus on the traditional American family: a mother and father with children. This is the focus of his platform.

Romney is the one candidate who not only talks the talk, but when it comes to life and traditional values - he walks the walk as well:

• Governor Romney Vetoed Legislation That Would Have Provided For The "Morning After Pill" Without A Prescription. (Governor Mitt Romney, Op-Ed, "Why I Vetoed The Contraception Bill," The Boston Globe, 7/26/05)

• Governor Romney Promoted Abstinence Education In The Classroom. (Office Of Governor Mitt Romney, "Romney Announces Award Of Abstinence Education Contract," Press Release, 4/20/06)

• Governor Romney Vetoed Legislation That Would Have Changed The Longstanding Definition Of The Beginning Of Human Life From Fertilization To Implantation. (Governor Mitt Romney, Letter To The Massachusetts State Senate And House Of Representatives, 5/12/05)

• Governor Romney Supports Parental Notification Laws And Opposed Efforts To Weaken Parental Involvement. (John McElhenny, "O'Brien And Romney Spar In Last Debate Before Election," The Associated Press, 10/29/02)

• Governor Romney Supports Adult Stem Cell Research But Has Opposed Efforts To Advance Embryo-Destructive Research In Massachusetts. (Theo Emery, "Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney Vetoes Stem Cell Bill," The Associated Press, 5/27/05)

• Governor Romney opposed Same-Sex Marriage in Massachusetts and fought for an amendment to the Massachusetts state constitution to ban gay marrriage. (NY Times 05/16/04)

• Mitt Romney supports the Federal Marriage Amendment to define marriage as being between a man and a woman.

In short, Governor Romney has been on the front line of the culture wars and has been fighting the good fight. How do his opponents measure up? Not as well as they'd like:

John McCain: Despite claiming to have a pro-life record John McCain has voted repeatedly for embryonic stem cell research. McCain did voice support for the partial birth abortion ban, but only after it was apparent that it was going to pass overwhelmingly in the Senate. Senator McCain also opposed the Federal Marriage Amendment.

Mike Huckabee Mike Huckabee claims to be more pro-life than Governor Romney on the basis that he's been pro-life longer. Huckabee decided he was against abortion when he turned 4, and hasn't changed his mind since. That is all well and good, but what has Mike Huckabee ever done? His record on supporting family values doesn't exist. In Arkansas you can't get elected without being pro-life, sure Mike Huckabee is pro-life - so are all the Arkansas Democrats. Even Bill and Hillary Clinton claimed to be pro-life when in Arkansas.

The question then becomes who do you want as the Republican front runner? For my vote, I'm picking the candidate with a proven track record of fighting for family and traditional values. Mitt Romney has not only gone up against the worst type of liberals, he has done it in a state where his decisions made him unpopular. He has spent political capitol in the name of life and morality.

"What became clear during the cloning debate is how the harsh logic of an absolute right to abortion had cheapened the value of human life to the point that rational people saw a human embryo as nothing more than mere research material to be used, and then destroyed."

"My experience as Governor taught me firsthand that the threat to our culture is real and those in a position to do so must take action to defend it." (Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At The National Right To Life Convention Forum, 7/15/07)

"I stood at the center of the battlefield on every major social issue. I fought to preserve our traditional values and to protect the sanctity of human life. I vetoed bills. I filed new bills. I enforced the law that banned out-of-state same-sex couples from coming to Massachusetts to get married. I went to the court again and again. I testified here before Congress for the Federal Marriage Amendment. And I championed our successful petition drive that collected a record 170,000 signatures for a citizen ballot initiative to protect marriage." (Governor Mitt Romney, Remarks At The Conservative Political Action Conference, 3/2/07)

* Please forward this link to every values voter you know, or copy and paste this article and email it to them. The Republican party and America can't afford to make a wrong choice at this crucial time.

Romney Widens Lead in California!

Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, led McCain 40 percent to 32 percent in California, where the margin of error was 3.3 percentage points. A win in California, the most populous state, could help puncture McCain's growing momentum in the Republican nomination fight.

McCain won the last two contests, in South Carolina and Florida, to seize the front-runner's slot in a hard-fought Republican race despite qualms among some conservatives about his past views on taxes, immigration and campaign finance.

"Romney is widening his lead in California and has a really big advantage with conservatives," Zogby said. "Romney winning California would give some Republicans pause when they look at McCain as the potential nominee."

Romney said he would cut short a scheduled trip to Georgia and fly back to California on Monday for a last-minute campaign visit.


"People there are taking a real close look at the race and it looks like I've got a good shot there," Romney told reporters.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Rally for Romney Across the USA!




New Jersey


Romney 1st in the Golden State!

Mitt Romney fresh off a win in the Maine caucus looks to pick up another gold in the golden state. Let's see so far that make 4 golds and 3 silvers for the Romney campaign. While McCain has picked up 3 golds and 0 silvers. Who is the national front runner? I guess that Schwarzenegger endorsement doesn't carry as much weight as McCain hoped it would.

Romney currently leads in the nations largest state California 37 to 34. A Tuesday win in California would be huge for the Romney campaign despite the fact that the delegates are split. It would give the campaign a huge boost going into the Texas Primary where Mitt Romney is already ahead.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Romney ahead as Maine caucus returns counted!

UPDATE: Romney Wins!

Today, the people of Maine joined those from across the nation in casting their vote for conservative change in Washington. All across the state, men and women gathered to help chart the future course of our country. Tonight, they have made their voice known and have endorsed our conservative vision for a stronger America. Like many Americans, the people of Maine are tired of Washington promises made but broken.”

Romney went on to say, “The need for change in Washington is even more apparent today. With our economy facing uncertain times, we need a leader who actually understands how the economy works and how jobs are created. We also need a leader from outside of Washington who is ready to meet the long-term challenges facing our country. With a career spent working in the economy, creating jobs, turning around faltering institutions and imposing fiscal discipline, I am ready to bring conservative change to Washington. In this campaign, I am proud to have the support of the people of Maine.”

Mitt Romney held the lead in presidential preference voting by Maine Republicans as returns were counted Saturday from the party's caucuses, which Republican officials said were heavily attended across the state.

Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, had 53 percent of the vote with 12 percent of the towns holding caucuses reporting. Libertarian-leaning Texas Rep. Ron Paul trailed with 21 percent, Arizona Sen. John McCain had 18 percent, and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and undecided votes each had about 2 percent.

The nonbinding votes, the first step toward electing 18 Maine delegates to the Republican National Convention, were taking place in public schools, fire stations and town halls across the state.

Romney in 1st place in TEXAS!

Proving that this race is going to go beyond super Tuesday. A new poll shows that Romney is currently in the lead among Texas Republicans.


Alaska Senator Endorses Mitt Romney!

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) Endorses Governor Mitt Romney

“Governor Romney is the proven executive that Alaskans and all Americans need in the White House. At this time of economic uncertainty, we need a leader who actually understands how the economy works and why jobs are created. That leader is Mitt Romney. Furthermore, he has promised to tackle some of our country’s most long-standing challenges, including energy independence. Like most Alaskans, he also supports opening up ANWR,” said Senator Murkowski. “On Tuesday, Republicans in Alaska face a critical decision, and the choice is Mitt Romney.”

Announcing Senator Murkowski’s support, Governor Romney said, “Senator Murkowski has been a strong voice in the United States Senate for confronting the long-term economic challenges confronting her state and our nation today. She understands the importance of making our country independent of foreign oil and recognizes we can do that by developing more sources of domestic energy. In the coming days and months, I look forward to working with her to build a stronger America.”

Friday, February 1, 2008

Savage & Rush Rally for Romney!

Listening to talk radio this week, it occured to me that both Michael Savage and Rush Limbaugh have come out publicly with support for Mitt Romney. Talk about bringing people together, we all know that Savage has nothing but disdain for el Rushbo and that Rush has never even mentioned Michael Savage on his show. I believe Michael is in the top 3 nationally in the ratings, but for whatever reason is not a part of the Laura Ingraham, Sean Hannity, Rush Limbaugh click. At any rate Savage and Rush do agree on one very important thing- that Mitt Romney would make a great president.

Sean Hannity brought up an interesting point this week about Mike Huckabee's running for vice-president. He brought up that Mike Huckabee only attacks Romney, and not John McCain who is supposedly the front runner. If you were really running for President you would attack the supposed front runner and not the person in 2nd place. Even when asked specifically about differences between himself and McCain, Huckabee used the opportunity to launch another attack against Mitt Romney. It is clear more than ever that Huckabee and McCain have reached some sort of back room deal where Huckabee has been promised a position in the administration or the Vice-Presidency. This is a two person race and anyone truly wanting to elect a conservative has a clear choice between Romney and McCain. A vote for Huckabee is a vote for McCain.

Hannity, Coulter, Ingraham, Levin, Santorum - Endorse Romney

It's been a great couple of days for the Romney campaign. First, there was the massive influx of money after John McCain won Florida. Then, there was the Romney campaign's decision to make massive TV ad buys for Super-Duper Tuesday. There was also the debate that Romney won in California both according to the FOXnews focus group and the CNN focus group, as well as by those who watched the debate at home. Now, he has picked up some key endorsements.

Conservatives of every stripe seem to be coming together behind the man who has a record of being able to turn things around. They recognize that this is the moment to turn around Washington. This is our chance and Romney is the man to do it.