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Time to lay off Mitt bashing? Mitt, Bachmann and Palin are the only ones speaking up?
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Posted on 04/20/2010 7:14:49 AM PDT by Cringing Negativism Network

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To: jnsun

Seriously? On what planet do you think that would have happened. Romney couldn’t even debate that drunk Kennedy and win.


101 posted on 04/20/2010 8:24:38 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If it's Mitt versus Huck when my primary comes around, then I vote for Mitt.

If it's anyone else, sorry Mitt, see ya round.

102 posted on 04/20/2010 8:25:02 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi Tio es infermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Mitt Romney is never going to get the nomination, and will never be POTUS.

That is all.


103 posted on 04/20/2010 8:26:45 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I'm not as negative as most FReepers with regard to Mitt. I found him intelligent, capable and charming. He has nothing to apologize for as he wasn't the King of Massachusetts, he was in Massachusetts for Heaven's sake — the belly of the beast!!!

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.

104 posted on 04/20/2010 8:28:50 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Cringing Negativism Network; Jim Robinson
So I just added a pledge to the FReepathon. :)

lololol

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.

lolol

105 posted on 04/20/2010 8:28:57 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (PALIN/MCCAIN IN 2012 - barf alert? sarc tag? -- can't decide)
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To: nmh
Mitt has learned from his mistake,

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.)

106 posted on 04/20/2010 8:29:16 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Vaquero
Palin could also provide support to JD Hayworth.

No reason to pick just one.

107 posted on 04/20/2010 8:36:54 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: svcw
If he no longer supports wholesale slaughter of innocents, then we have accomplished our mission. For many, ignorance was the reason they were listless on the issue. Whatever he believes, it is still the law of the land. Until more are educated and converted (Nebraska is leading the way), we will have to suffer. If we could truly change the hearts and minds of all pro-abortionists, would you deny them the bonafides and accept the truce??? Would you still be grumbling about the fact they were dimwitted and morally depraved enough to have EVER thought otherwise??? There is only one sin outside of God's mercy and having been pro-abortion ain't it. Staying pro-abortion might be, but that's another story for another day.
108 posted on 04/20/2010 8:38:36 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
But I'm beginning to wonder if maybe Mitt deserves a second look

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109 posted on 04/20/2010 8:39:41 AM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: willyd
"Maybe Bachman and Thaddeus McCotter..."

McCotter has been disappointingly quiet of late.

110 posted on 04/20/2010 8:39:48 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Grunthor

THANK YOU.

I have been telling people that for a while...all these threads are just so much hand-wringing.


111 posted on 04/20/2010 8:40:01 AM PDT by Constitution Day
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


112 posted on 04/20/2010 8:41:28 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
If he would come forward and admit he was wrong on his Healthcare because he now knows it can't work, then he might get my support.

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.

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113 posted on 04/20/2010 8:42:26 AM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan (Sarah Palin "the Thrilla from Wasilla")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


114 posted on 04/20/2010 8:43:58 AM PDT by Kenny
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To: nmh
I would vote for MItt as President

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.

115 posted on 04/20/2010 8:45:06 AM PDT by LearnsFromMistakes (Yes, I am happy to see you. But that IS a gun in my pocket.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Oh, Jimmy, how do you really feel? ;-)


116 posted on 04/20/2010 8:46:08 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Constitutions Grandchild

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.


117 posted on 04/20/2010 8:49:15 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Vaquero

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9zQ82evX80&NR=1


118 posted on 04/20/2010 8:50:42 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
How anyone can call themselves a conservative and not know the difference between a States rights to regulate healthcare insurance and a Federal takeover of the healthcare industry is beyond me. We conservatives in Florida want Rommney, Rubio, Mike Prendergast US 11th Dist, and for the ones that want to have a repeat of 1996, please, show your union card on your way out. Long live Free Republic.
119 posted on 04/20/2010 8:53:14 AM PDT by ynotjjr (Buckle up, it's going to be a bumpy ride...)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


120 posted on 04/20/2010 8:55:16 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: Responsibility2nd

Mitt is short for what? Mitthhew? Mitten? Mittkin?


121 posted on 04/20/2010 8:59:09 AM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: svcw

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.


122 posted on 04/20/2010 9:00:14 AM PDT by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
McCain is a slimy chump

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.....

123 posted on 04/20/2010 9:29:41 AM PDT by Vaquero (BHO....'The Pretenda from Kenya')
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle; Cringing Negativism Network
Not as a ZOT-summoning, per se; standard FR courtesy is to "ping" a fellow FReeper when quoting them. ;)

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124 posted on 04/20/2010 9:37:29 AM PDT by EveningStar (Karl Marx is not one of our Founding Fathers.)
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To: EveningStar

125 posted on 04/20/2010 9:39:48 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: newfreep

Mitt doesn’t like Tea Parties, Tea Parties don’t like Mitt. He was the first with his “prototype” Obamacare in Mass. Nope ... RINO.


126 posted on 04/20/2010 10:09:50 AM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (http://www.thepatriotsflag.com - The Patriot's Flag)
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To: ynotjjr

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.


127 posted on 04/20/2010 10:13:58 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Springfield Reformer

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.


128 posted on 04/20/2010 10:18:00 AM PDT by mac_truck ( Aide toi et dieu t aidera)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I don't care what Romney (and no McCain) says - its what he has done that counts.

All of his recent conservative talk is just trying to make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

129 posted on 04/20/2010 10:19:05 AM PDT by CharacterCounts (November 4, 2008 - the day America drank the Kool-Aid)
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To: bcsco
The trouble with all the Mitt-bashers, though, is that they don't present a CREDIBLE alternative. While Romney is out there on TV presenting himself as a viable option, no one else is. Perhaps Newt, I guess. Sarah (God bless her) won't ever get elected nationally. Jindal is weak. The Huckster does not seem interested. Pawlenty is too soft-spoken. "W" killed off Jeb's chances. Good men like Pence and Daniels are total unknowns to the country at large. So, who? Can Christie lose a little weight by '12?
130 posted on 04/20/2010 10:20:52 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: MrChips

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.


131 posted on 04/20/2010 10:24:37 AM PDT by bcsco (Obama: Hokus Pokus POTUS)
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To: Perdogg
I actually supported Romney (when the only alternative was McCain!) Romney couldn't beat McCain and McCain couldn't beat Obama. Shoulda wrote in Fred.
132 posted on 04/20/2010 10:30:13 AM PDT by McGruff (So how is that Hopey Changey thingy working out for ya America?)
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To: bcsco

But you still don’t present me with a credible alternative.


133 posted on 04/20/2010 10:35:08 AM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

We’ve got the worst crop of politicians ever. The Conservatives are doomed.


134 posted on 04/20/2010 10:47:42 AM PDT by my_pointy_head_is_sharp (Huck muck, Mitt spit, Palin bailin', Brown frown, McCain insane, Bachmann overdrive!)
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To: MrChips

So you’d rather have Romney than Palin?


135 posted on 04/20/2010 10:59:56 AM PDT by rbmillerjr (Let hot tar wash their throats and may it flow freely.)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network
I would have voted for Mitt over McCain or the Huckster. But honestly having those three as the last standing was a disaster. Mitt flip flops and I really do not know where he stands on the issues one moment to the next. I don't know where he stands now because of his flip flopping. It should not take 5 minutes of circumnavigation on an issue when 30 seconds is enough to lay out your opinion. But McCain and Huck were no better.

I was pulling for Fred and Duncan but they seemed to be sedated on Quaaludes the whole primary when methamphetamine would have helped more.

136 posted on 04/20/2010 11:03:44 AM PDT by mickey finn
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To: MrChips

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.


137 posted on 04/20/2010 11:05:40 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: nmh
Aren't you the guy that was trashing Palin because of the names she gave her kids?

But apparently you were blind to a guy named MITT!!

ROFLOL!!!

Yeah that was you.......

138 posted on 04/20/2010 11:08:27 AM PDT by Osage Orange (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

April Fools Day was 19 days ago, Hoss.


139 posted on 04/20/2010 11:09:52 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: Allegra; American Constitutionalist; campaignPete R-CT; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ..

*Slick Willard Mega-Barf Alert Ping*


140 posted on 04/20/2010 11:11:17 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: ansel12
Romney is the one that is not credible

DINGDINGDINGDINGDING!!! And we have a winnah -- !!!


141 posted on 04/20/2010 11:12:35 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle (http://www.conservatives4palin.com/)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Why would I want to lay off attacking RINOs like Romney and McCain?


142 posted on 04/20/2010 11:20:36 AM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

You’re kidding, right?


143 posted on 04/20/2010 11:34:11 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: throwback

“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.


144 posted on 04/20/2010 11:35:47 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

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.


145 posted on 04/20/2010 11:49:55 AM PDT by larry hagedon (born and raised and retired in Iowa.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

Why would Brown disagree with that statement? Isn’t Brown capable of knowing something so basic about a national Republican Presidential primary climate?


146 posted on 04/20/2010 11:51:10 AM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: ansel12

Yes, and he probably knows something about federalism as well.


147 posted on 04/20/2010 11:57:12 AM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: MrChips

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.


148 posted on 04/20/2010 12:02:45 PM PDT by larry hagedon (born and raised and retired in Iowa.)
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To: BarnacleCenturion; throwback

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. He’s done.”


149 posted on 04/20/2010 12:03:26 PM PDT by ansel12 (Romney-"I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there")
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Pretty much does not matter which one is picked, the Reps will screw it up.


150 posted on 04/20/2010 12:05:58 PM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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