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What to do with Romney?

Posted on 10/28/2011 10:01:28 AM PDT by EMG2012

Hi everyone-- I'm a longtime lurker of FR and just signed up to get your feedback about a question I am sure many of us are asking ourselves. As a lifelong conservative, I am concerned about the possibility (probability?) of Mitt Romney receiving the GOP nomination for president next year. Many of my friends are convinced Romney will win the nomination, but I am very concerned that if he were to get into office, he would not stand up for the conservative policies we desperately need after the past four years. I want Obama out of office more than anything, but how do I reconcile the possibility of supporting Romney? Is there a third party candidate to draft who could help us take back our country?

Any feedback from all of you is much appreciated-- I just don't know what to think at this point. Thanks!


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1 posted on 10/28/2011 10:01:28 AM PDT by EMG2012
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To: EMG2012

I will write-in Herman Cain for President and Allen West for Vie President.

I will vote my conscience.

NO - MORE - RINOS


2 posted on 10/28/2011 10:05:20 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: EMG2012
... long time lurker on FR...

I guess you missed something.

Purpose of FR and why we can never support Mitt Romney

3 posted on 10/28/2011 10:05:54 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: EMG2012

I agree that the fix is in for Romney. And I don’t think anything can be done about it.


4 posted on 10/28/2011 10:06:08 AM PDT by ExtremeUnction
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To: ExtremeUnction
I agree that the fix is in for Romney. And I don’t think anything can be done about it.

I plan on voting against him because I frankly don't care what the so called "Insiders" want.
5 posted on 10/28/2011 10:08:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: EMG2012

Hi FRiend! Welcome to FR.

The essential thing is beating Obama. Recent polls show that “Any Generic Republican” has that in her (or his) Power.

That being said, Romney is too much of a liberal, and like you said, would not carry forth with the Conservative principles for which we have all worked so hard.

So the solution will be to overwhelm Romney in the Primaries with someone who can beat both him AND Obama.

So I am supporting Herman Cain. His meteoric rise in the polls shows that he resonates with voters of the Tea Party and non-RINO Republicans.

Just my humble opinion, and I am sure will get others.


6 posted on 10/28/2011 10:08:14 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: EMG2012

As I posted in another thread, I will vote for the GOP candidate regardless of who it is, & will do everything I can to get the most conservative senators & representatives elected to push a RINO president in the right direction.

We will not survive another four years of Obama.


7 posted on 10/28/2011 10:08:16 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: EMG2012

The only way they will get Romney is if we split the conservative vote. Really, the only guy who can make that happen (maybe) is Rick Perry.

If keeps shunning Rick, as they are now wisely doing, Cain should be able to win this decisively.


8 posted on 10/28/2011 10:11:37 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: ExtremeUnction
I agree that the fix is in for Romney. And I don’t think anything can be done about it.

Always with the negative waves, Moriarity ... Always with the negative waves ...

9 posted on 10/28/2011 10:11:59 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Should be:

If the electorate keeps shunning Rick, as they are now wisely doing, Cain should be able to win this decisively.


10 posted on 10/28/2011 10:12:23 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (Perry's idea of border control: Use both hands to welcome the illegals right in)
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To: left that other site

The media is desperately trying to manufacture consensus for the sheep to follow.

I’m not a sheep.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 10:12:27 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: EMG2012

>> Is there a third party candidate to draft who could help us take back our country? <<

Ross Perot? Alan Keyes? Howard Phillips? Jesse Ventura? Donald Trump? Lyndon LaRouche?

All available. Did I forget anybody?


12 posted on 10/28/2011 10:12:31 AM PDT by Hawthorn
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To: Twotone
I'm tired of voting for people I hate just because the other guy is worse. And no, we don't need a third party in America.

What we need is a second one.

13 posted on 10/28/2011 10:12:54 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: EMG2012

EMG2012
A small Electromesh glove?


14 posted on 10/28/2011 10:13:40 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Herman Cain is just so naturally an average guy.

Just saw some video of him saying “I’m not supposed to run, I’m not supposed to win, and I’m not supposed to be wearing this hat on stage but I’m doing it anyway.” LOL


15 posted on 10/28/2011 10:14:54 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: EMG2012

Romney definitely won’t stand up for conservative values. The GOP Congress will have to hold him accountable.

You get two choices on the ballot. You can “vote your conscious”, or vote against Obama.

Choose wisely.


16 posted on 10/28/2011 10:15:10 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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17 posted on 10/28/2011 10:15:35 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: EMG2012

Romney can’t win. The South won’t vote for him in the primary. He’s going to do the same thing he did last time.

He’ll come out of the north east in one of the top three positions and he’ll do a lot of damage to whoever is leading with his false and misleading attack ads. And then once the time the south votes, he’ll be no higher than third, and he’ll drop out again.


18 posted on 10/28/2011 10:16:27 AM PDT by DannyTN
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To: EMG2012

TEA Party march on GOP headquarters?


19 posted on 10/28/2011 10:19:15 AM PDT by Mr. K (We need a TEA Party march on GOP headquarters ~!!)
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To: DannyTN

With Cain in the race, Romney will face a serious challenge in the midwest as well.


20 posted on 10/28/2011 10:20:21 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: EMG2012

This time in 2007, the media assumed that Giuliani was the frontrunner.
http://gothamist.com/2007/04/03/giulianis_leadi.php

Just a little perspective.


21 posted on 10/28/2011 10:20:45 AM PDT by mnehring
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To: EMG2012

I will vote for the Republican nominee no matter who it is. I hope that is not Romney the chameleon, but if it is I feel I’d have no other choice. Not going to waste my vote on 3rd party candidates that will never amount to anything.

The only real option is working to prevent Romney from being the nominee. In my opinion Perry is the only viable alternative, however if he can’t resurrect his campaign I will probably throw my support behind Newt and hope for the best.


22 posted on 10/28/2011 10:21:03 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
The only way they will get Romney is if we split the conservative vote.

Exactly. My perspective is that 71% oppose Romney and all that is necessary is to get a sizable majority of those to center on one candidate - Herman Cain is way out in front of the ABR crowd.

23 posted on 10/28/2011 10:21:12 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: andy58-in-nh

“I’m tired of voting for people I hate just because the other guy is worse.”

No argument from me there. When you find a current day George Washington & convince him to run, let me know.

I will work for Cain in the primary. But if Romney ends up the nominee I will support him. Obama is going to rule through executive order & I doubt the Republicans will fight him. We have GOT to get him out of there!


24 posted on 10/28/2011 10:23:15 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: EMG2012
I want Obama out of office more than anything

I want the Democrap Socialist initiatives that passed the Democrap Congress, and signed into law by Czar B.O. , acting as their spokesman, to be REPEALED!

Let's start putting the pressure on the 21 Democrap Senators, who are up for re-election in 2012!
25 posted on 10/28/2011 10:23:44 AM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: EMG2012

I want Obama out of the White House as well. I also do not want Obama-lite to replace him. I want a Conservative. Right now, I’m open to Perry, Cain, Bachman. Rommney is a non-starter with me.


26 posted on 10/28/2011 10:27:43 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: EMG2012

The only fix that will keep Herman Cain from winning is bickering among conservatives, and that should lessen when candidates start dropping out, and the race becomes the Tea Party against the establishment.


27 posted on 10/28/2011 10:27:59 AM PDT by pallis
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To: Twotone
But if Romney ends up the nominee I will support him.

You should meet our new "republican" governor in Michigan. He's the guy who takes high speed rail money and wants to raise gas taxes and vehicle registrations fees to fix the roads our taxes pay for.

RINOs are democrats period.
28 posted on 10/28/2011 10:30:02 AM PDT by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: Hawthorn

Ron Paul is talking third party again. How could you forget him?


29 posted on 10/28/2011 10:30:25 AM PDT by SuzyQue
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To: EMG2012
What to do with Romney?

In Romney's case, I am heartily in favor of tar and feathers - but then again, people sometimes tell me I'm a bit old-fashoined...

30 posted on 10/28/2011 10:31:24 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: EMG2012
Thoughts?

Your entire history is two Romney threads. No replies by you yet. Since you've been a "long time lurker" you must know that's a no-no? No?

31 posted on 10/28/2011 10:31:45 AM PDT by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: EMG2012

Regardless of who is nominated or elected, we need to control both houses of Congress with large majorities. With Obama or Romney, the best we may hope for is gridlock between the Executive and Legislative branches.


32 posted on 10/28/2011 10:32:24 AM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Hawthorn

Walt Williams.

I say we draft him and FORCE him to serve whether he wants to be president or not.


33 posted on 10/28/2011 10:33:12 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: Retired Greyhound
"The GOP Congress will have to hold him accountable."

That's the funniest thing I've read all day.

34 posted on 10/28/2011 10:34:39 AM PDT by WayneS (Enlightened statesmen will not always be at the helm. -- James Madison)
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To: EMG2012

Romney would be Obama light with the benefit (to the Dems) that his failure will allow the Dems to blame Romney/GOP for the continuing disaster.


35 posted on 10/28/2011 10:36:34 AM PDT by NewHampshireDuo
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To: EMG2012

A Romney nomination would be disastrous. It is clear, from his number of flip-flops and his policies in running Massachusetts, that he is just another establishment politician.

There is a significant mass of voters who would choose a nominated Romney in the General Election as the lesser of two evils. Voting for a third party or write-in candidate could result in a Ross Perot-style mass divergence that would result in four more years of Obama (which would be far more disastrous than four years of Romney). The best way to avert this disaster would to be to show the truth about Romney to those likely to vote for him. Another candidate (Cain seems likely right now) should be propped up in opposition to him.

Unfortunately, groups such as the Tea Party have not completely gotten rid of the RINO elite. As long as the RINO’s remain in control of the Republican Party, and put forward candidates like Romney, we are fighting with our hands tied behind our backs. The nation is spiraling into an abyss, and continuing to allow the left-wing elite to influence the decisions of genuine conservatives will only result in more big government policies being passed. A simple glance at the actions of the Federal government over the last two years should reveal that is too late for Republicans to compromise any more. If we are to reverse the impending collapse, we must drive the RINO’s out of the party.


36 posted on 10/28/2011 10:36:40 AM PDT by W.C.S.
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To: EMG2012

get a verizon pre-pay cell phone at Walmart with an Iowa phone number and make calls to Iowa for herman cain. $2/day.

Romney must be stopped in the early states. IA and SC are crucial.


37 posted on 10/28/2011 10:36:58 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: EMG2012

If Romney is the GOP candidate, we will work against
the GOP.

We will write in a conservative’s name.


38 posted on 10/28/2011 10:39:19 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: WayneS

“Walt Williams. I say we draft him and FORCE him to serve whether he wants to be president or not.”

Agree, Walter has more IQ in his pinkie than the Cretin-in-Chief can even imagine.

I’d vote for him.

And for the Nth time (where N iw a googolplex), I’ll NEVAH vote for RINOmney.


39 posted on 10/28/2011 10:39:30 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: left that other site

So the solution will be to overwhelm Romney in the Primaries with someone who can beat both him AND Obama.

So I am supporting Herman Cain. His meteoric rise in the polls shows that he resonates with voters of the Tea Party and non-RINO Republicans.


This.


40 posted on 10/28/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by Yaelle (Beat Obama with a Cain.)
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To: WayneS

Yes, it is ominous.


41 posted on 10/28/2011 10:43:25 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: cripplecreek

Nor am I.


42 posted on 10/28/2011 10:43:41 AM PDT by left that other site (Psalm 122:6)
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To: EMG2012

I’ve voted exclusively GOP my whole voting life, never wavering a single time. But if Romney is the nominee, I’m not giving him my vote. Doesn’t matter who he picks as veep. What will I do? Too early to say entirely. Leave the prez ballot empty... vote for a third-party option... or maybe just ‘write in’ Sarah Palin, for the heck of it. I’ll just have to wait to see how things shake out.


43 posted on 10/28/2011 10:48:12 AM PDT by greene66
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To: Westbrook
"I will vote my conscience.
NO - MORE - RINOS"

Amen Brother. RINOS are worse than dems because they get too many conservatives to let their guard down during the march toward globalism....Which is, of course, their globalist-assigned job.

44 posted on 10/28/2011 10:49:23 AM PDT by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: Twotone

I like Herman Cain a great deal, and I’m warming to Newt Gingrich as well, based upon his recent performance. We don’t have a George Washington or a Ronald Reagan available at this time. But if Romney is the nominee, I think that Obama and his media friends will fillet, gut and serve him up like a rainbow trout.


45 posted on 10/28/2011 10:53:24 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: EMG2012
>>>>>What to do with Romney?

Kick him to the curb!... FUMR!

46 posted on 10/28/2011 10:54:16 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: EMG2012
Nothing, because it's pretty clear he is going to win at this point and he is the best chance to beat Obama. I don't believe he's as bad as Obama, that's complete nonsense. He's not the most conservative candidate on the planet, but there is no doubt in my mind he will be a big improvement over Obama, and there will be more political pressure on him to make more center-right decisions than with Obama, obviously.
47 posted on 10/28/2011 10:54:50 AM PDT by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: EMG2012; All
Is it just me, or is now a good time to be wary?

I mean, why support a third party candidate, if it serves mainly to carve off part of the Republican vote?

(Oh, and BTW: IBTZ)

48 posted on 10/28/2011 11:03:28 AM PDT by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Longbow1969
The blind, my-party-right-or-wrong voting is what placed us here. If Romney gets the nomination, I'm voting for Obama.

With Barak in office for another 4 years, it should take about 18 months until CW2 starts. Then, we can take out the trash.

49 posted on 10/28/2011 11:04:51 AM PDT by jonascord (Politicians should be pelted with human manure, weekly, to remind them of their worth to society.)
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To: andy58-in-nh

Hillary is outpolling both O and the current R field.

We can hate on Mitt until the cows come home...in the end it won’t make any difference. The majority of voters will
go for the big govmint, pro-’choice’, pro-’union’ candidate.

It would take a candidate of Reagan’s stature to change this, and our best (Cain) is too new to the scene to be the next Reagan. The general election would be Hill’s to lose as things stand now...and this is before Dem opposition research gets to work finding/manufacturing dirt on Cain.


50 posted on 10/28/2011 11:07:26 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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