Skip to comments.Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?
Posted on 04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network
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Seriously? On what planet do you think that would have happened. Romney couldn’t even debate that drunk Kennedy and win.
If it's anyone else, sorry Mitt, see ya round.
Mitt Romney is never going to get the nomination, and will never be POTUS.
That is all.
I am willing to concede that for purists, there can be no half-measures. I, therefore, bow to those of my party who will not accept him. Paul Ryan impressed me more than anyone through all this mess. What impressed me most is that he came to the “parlezwiththePres” prepared, well read, articulate and ready to dish facts and details which most of the Washington Wags aren't capable of doing.
If you want my ideal candidate — he'd better look a lot like Ryan.
So how about it, Jim?
If a Romeny-bot kicks a few bucks to the FReeepathon, will you let him stay?
Maybe a little time out will help clear his thinking.
That is not possible. He is still pushing RomneyCare, he still can't make up his mind if he is pro abortion or not, he still changes his stance on political positions even in the same sentence. Where exactly did he learn from his mistakes. (I would also argue that pro abortion in not a "mistake", as you put it, it goes to the character of a person.)
No reason to pick just one.
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McCotter has been disappointingly quiet of late.
I have been telling people that for a while...all these threads are just so much hand-wringing.
Not on FR! I wouldn’t piss on that political whore if he were on fire. If you want to support RINO Romney, go start your own web site.
My problem with Romney and other "wet finger" politicians like him, is that they lack core principles. He needs to figure out who he is and get a backbone.
IMHO, the problem with Romney is the same problem we have with the current Congress, he does what he thinks best despite the people’s will. When I hear him defend his Romneycare, he’s saying how he thinks it’s a great thing.
What about what the voters think? Granted a politician can’t lead with a finger in the wind but they need to respect the will of the people.
I understand folks support Mitt for religious reasons, same with Huck (many in my church supported Huck...). Outside of their religion, they neither have any support. But it is hard for insiders to see it.
Oh, Jimmy, how do you really feel? ;-)
People change their minds on abortion - on way or they other. Most people will tell you they changed their mind and why. Romney says he was always pro life, it is a lie plain and simple. He has not changed his heart (mind) he has changed his political position to try and win an election.
He is a liberal and I will not support liberals.
No sorry if Mitt is the nominee then Ohio will go democrat again. I could not bring myself to vote for someone who thought RomneyCare was a good idea.
Mitt is short for what? Mitthhew? Mitten? Mittkin?
I have nothing to say other than you are truly entitled to your opinion. I see your point. All I want is an electable candidate who will put the brakes on — hard.
McCain is not any more slimy than Mitt Romney....they are opposite sides of 1 coin.
the Haircutt....Willard Romney, is as bad if not worse than McCain.
I hate them both but would vote for either of these too POSs before I would either not vote, or vote for Obama..
..but don't try to make it out like KittenMittens is a conservative....he is a RINO turd and will be our undoing in 2012 if he is the republican standard bearer.....
Mitt doesn’t like Tea Parties, Tea Parties don’t like Mitt. He was the first with his “prototype” Obamacare in Mass. Nope ... RINO.
Perhaps you weren’t a conservative up in MA during the Romney years. The guy is the ultimate big-government, blind-ambition technocrat. Perhaps you haven’t lived in a liberal state before and you also don’t understand that state governments can be intrusive and oppressive—such as a state government mandating healthcare—almost as well as the federal government can.
The simple fact remins that Masscare serves as the real world failed prototype of Obamacare, and its usefulness in that regard should be looked at as a blessing.
All of his recent conservative talk is just trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.
You’ve provided YOUR logic for there not being ‘credible’ alternatives. Credible to you, that is. I disagree. And I will state categorically that I will never, ever, support another RINO, whether it’s Romney, Giuliani, Huckabee, Newt, or whoever. Period. Paragraph. And you can insert the RINO name [here]. I still won’t support them.
But you still don’t present me with a credible alternative.
We’ve got the worst crop of politicians ever. The Conservatives are doomed.
So you’d rather have Romney than Palin?
I was pulling for Fred and Duncan but they seemed to be sedated on Quaaludes the whole primary when methamphetamine would have helped more.
Romney is the one that is not credible, with almost 18 years in the candidate game, Mitt Romney has one election win to show for it.
Romney took that one election win and did so poorly that he could not run for reelection, although he wanted to, and he left office with 34% approval and turned the seat over to the Democrats.
Romney invested about 150 million dollars in his poor showing in 2008 against unfunded, opponents with tiny organizations.
But apparently you were blind to a guy named MITT!!
Yeah that was you.......
April Fools Day was 19 days ago, Hoss.
*Slick Willard Mega-Barf Alert Ping*
DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!!! And we have a winnah -- !!!
Why would I want to lay off attacking RINOs like Romney and McCain?
You’re kidding, right?
“Romneycare will make him the endless victim of he was for it before he was against it attacks. The MSM would love it. He’s done.”
Scott Brown would probably disagree.
Romney is just trying to get the early lead all to himself, just like sexual pervert Rudy Giuliani did in 2007. That tactic kept the qualified candidates from even entering the race, leaving us with McCain.
I would never vote for Giuliani or Romney, just as I did not vote for McCain. Give me a qualified candidate or none at all.
Why would Brown disagree with that statement? Isn’t Brown capable of knowing something so basic about a national Republican Presidential primary climate?
Yes, and he probably knows something about federalism as well.
It is too early for a POTUS candidate to declare himself. A really good candidate can start campaigning fresh in January 2012 and break thru and replace all the tired old worn out Romneys and Huckabees out there.
So is Brown likely to agree or disagree with throwback’s statement?
Romneycare will make him the endless victim of he was for it before he was against it attacks. The MSM would love it. Hes done.
Pretty much does not matter which one is picked, the Reps will screw it up.
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