GOP Primary Process in 2016

The RNC has formally adopted a new "rules" package to accelerate and compress the primary process in 2016 in an effort to fend off a lengthy, divisive fight.

The vote was 153 to 9.

"We no longer sit around and allow ourselves to slice and dice in a series of debate. We will have a much better process in 20016," RNC Chairman Reince Priebus said.

The plan blocks off February for the Iowa Caucuses and primaries in New Hampshire, Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada. Then March hits, with big-ticket states like Florida and Texas. All primaries prior to March 15 are "proportional. Then, the rules provide for "winner take all" contests after that.

The plan also calls for a convention perhaps as early as late June or July. Primaries must be wrapped up about a month and a half before the convention.

The earlier convention would provide the GOP nominee better access to funds...which Mitt Romney couldn't tap until he formally secured the nomination in September.

Not everyone is in favor of the new plan. RNC national committee member Morton Blackwell says he does not like the abbreviated process in March and was one of the nine nay votes. 

What do you think?

**Thank you to Fox News Senior Producer Chad Pergram for this information**

 

Romney/Ryan T-Shirts Find New Home

Ever wonder what happens to all of those leftover presidential campaign t-shirts when the candidate loses the election?  Well, the Romney/Ryan campaign office in Tennessee donated 200 of the campaign shirts to a village in Kenya. The children in the small village were happy to receive the new shirts--

 

Will you join me for lunch?

President Obama and Governor Romney will sit down over lunch for the first time since the election. The President will host his former political rival at the White House Thursday.


 


A senior Romney source tells Fox News that the Governor has no plans to attend a press conference/stakeout  and he will be coming in with no agenda.


 


Fox has also learned that Mitt Romney will meet with his running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) tomorrow as well.


 

Confetti at Macy's parade contained confidential police records

Spectators at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade were showered with confetti while enjoying the festivities-- the problem? The confetti contained shredded paper made from confidential police records! Many of the small strips of paper contained personal information, including social security numbers, detectives phone numbers, names of undercover police officers and even information on Mitt Romney's motorcade. Police are investigating where the paper came from-- the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade only uses commercially manufactured, multicolored confetti.


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Lynn University Debate Photos!



American Crossroads: New Ad Featuring Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood is back in the 2012 spotlight-- and this time he left the chair at home and brought a script with him for a new commercial from super PAC American Crossroads.


The actor might be remembered best this political season for his odd monologue at the Republican National Convention in August-- it left many puzzled.


According to the New York Times, the ad will start running Wednesday in seven states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Nevada, New Hampshire, Ohio and Virginia.


What do you think?

Mitt Romney blimp crash lands in Florida

A blimp displaying a Mitt Romney campaign ad crash landed in Davie, Fla. Sunday evening. Read more here on the Washington Post website!

Romney video-- what do you think?

A new video surfaced featuring Republican presidential nominee, Mitt Romney, at a private fundraiser telling a room full of wealthy donors that 47% of Americans are "dependent upon government" and believe they are "victims" and that the government has a responsibility to care for them.  Romney was responding to a question regarding how he could win in November and stated his job "is not to worry about those people" but that his focus is on the 5%-10% of independents. The website that released the video, Mother Jones, reportedly has plans to release the whole video at some point on Monday.


 


At a news conference on Monday Romney offered no apologies, but he did say that his comments were "off the cuff" and not "elegantly stated."


 


We want to know...what do you think about his remarks? Should he apologize? What does this mean for the campaign?

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