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Mitt Romney’s main strategy in the GOP primaries of 2012 is to hammer Sarah Palin as “a quitter”.
Hillbuzz ^ | May 28 2010 | Kevin

Posted on 05/29/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT by curth

Yesterday, I was interviewed by a reporter for CBS, for a story on the diverse groups of people supporting Sarah Palin online. The reporter authored a book on Palin last year, after being embedded with her vice presidential campaign, following a stint covering Mittens Romney. I can’t imagine how many cucumbers-and-mayonnaise sandwiches this guy had to eat on the Romney Express (to nowhere), but I gave him the same kind of awed respect I grant anyone who’s ever spent more than half an hour with Tim Pawlenty — and didn’t succumb to T-Paw induced narcolepsy.

We (the reporter and I, not Tim Pawlenty or Mittens) met up at Nookie’s Tree in Boystown and talked about Sarah Palin over coffee. Doing enough of these interviews over the course of the last few years, and being interviewed by some great people like Andrea Shea King and Tammy Bruce, I can usually spot the story the reporter wants to tell by the way his questions unfold and what he keeps coming back to whenever I take the conversation on one of my tangents about how terrible the current administration is. The story CBS wants to do on Palin’s supporters appears to be something in the realm of “an unthinking, personal, and emotional defense of a woman they love”. It’s not a negative story, and the reporter doesn’t seem like the kind who would write a hit piece, on either Palin herself or on me as a Palin-supporter, but the impression I got from him was that he’s projecting the Left’s Obama cult of personality onto Palin supporters — when nothing could be further from the truth.

Most of the questions asked of me were in the vein of how I felt whenever Palin was attacked, and what makes me defend her.

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1 posted on 05/29/2010 9:20:24 AM PDT by curth
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To: curth

Two years ago I would’ve said that could work. Today, I don’t think so.


2 posted on 05/29/2010 9:22:17 AM PDT by albie
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To: curth

Hot about exposing Mitt as the suck-up RINO that he is.


3 posted on 05/29/2010 9:23:32 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead (Clean the RAT/RINO Sewer in 2010 and 2012)
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To: curth

“Mitt Romney’s main strategy in the GOP primaries of 2012 is to hammer Sarah Palin as “a quitter”.”

Whatever. The 2012 election will simply be a referendum on Obama, as much as the Dems would like it to be on other things.

Likewise, the 2012 Republican Primary will simply be a referendum on Palin. It is up to Palin to convince the CONSERVATIVES that she’s for real, if she wants to win. She has done some flaky things lately, but she has plenty of time to recover and show that she REALLY stands with us.


4 posted on 05/29/2010 9:23:46 AM PDT by BobL
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To: curth

Well let’s see:

Romneycare was a model for Obamcare. Nuff said.


5 posted on 05/29/2010 9:24:13 AM PDT by Maelstorm (Tyranny thrives when the people are silent.)
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To: curth
Romney will never, ever win the GOP nomination. Not in a million years.

That he would destroy a good prospect in the effort shows him to be a self-serving criminal.

6 posted on 05/29/2010 9:25:47 AM PDT by Mariner (The first Presidential candidate to call for deportation, wins.)
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To: BobL
Whatever. The 2012 election will simply be a referendum on Obama, as much as the Dems would like it to be on other things.

Yes, you are 100% correct. However the Republicans must have a candidate who can also win because I do not believe that any Republican nominee can win against Obama even if we have more mess in 2012 than what we are having now.

7 posted on 05/29/2010 9:27:19 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: curth

A related article just popped up at C4P:

http://www.conservatives4palin.com/2010/05/famous-quitters-throughout-history.html#comments


8 posted on 05/29/2010 9:28:47 AM PDT by curth (Sarah Palin: 1.5M Facebook fans. "I'm In For $15 - Donate $15 to Sarahpac to celebrate!)
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To: curth

Uhhhh who quit in the middle of the last presidential primaries.... hmmmmmm

Mitt boy, your a joke and a POS


9 posted on 05/29/2010 9:29:50 AM PDT by Breto (never accept the premise)
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To: curth
Romney can squeal “quitter” to his hearts delight, but it will have little to no effect. Only “elitists” care about that facet of her political career, and anyone with an ounce of common sense understands entirely her underlying motive in resigning the governorship of Alaska.

Romney has no chance of ever being elected POTUS, and the lefties, RINO’s and MSM know this. The left and MSM, more or less one and the same, desperately want Romney to be the Republican nominee as they know he has zero chance of winning the general election.

10 posted on 05/29/2010 9:30:59 AM PDT by Pox
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To: Maelstorm
Romneycare was a model for Obamcare.

Mitt's main problem is that he's "too cute by half." The energy on the right is from the Tea Party, and they greatly distrust politicians like Mitt.

Mitt, Newt, and Huck should just save their time and money. I see a Christie/Jindal ticket in 2012.

11 posted on 05/29/2010 9:31:34 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: jveritas

Romney is the next Christ, you can take that to the bank.

People like him are only out for their own personal gain and to hell wit the rest of the country.

He’s the kind of guy who would think it would be fine to him for 0bama to win again if he couldn’t be President.


12 posted on 05/29/2010 9:31:39 AM PDT by R0CK3T
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To: curth

FUmitt.

LLS


13 posted on 05/29/2010 9:32:21 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( WOLVERINES!)
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To: Pox
The left and MSM, more or less one and the same

At the rate they're losing viewers/readers, the MSM will be a dead man walking by 2012.

14 posted on 05/29/2010 9:33:01 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: R0CK3T
I doubt very much that Romney would be the Republican nominee in 2012 because of the healthcare law in Massachusetts that he signed.
15 posted on 05/29/2010 9:33:06 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: curth

Maybe she is a quitter. I’d still vote for her every single time over an unprincipled RINO like Romney. Sorry Mitt, but you suck.


16 posted on 05/29/2010 9:33:14 AM PDT by VOR78
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To: ExTexasRedhead
Without having read the article, I would label Palin as **rational**!

It is easy for Romney with his bottomless pit of money to criticize Palin. But....In my opinion, given the numerous friviolous lawsuits against Palin she did the only sensible thing possible.

Ok...Now I will read the article.

17 posted on 05/29/2010 9:35:40 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: Night Hides Not
dead man walking

I believe that Romney couldn't win in 2012 even if he was running against a dead man.
18 posted on 05/29/2010 9:35:42 AM PDT by Pox
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To: curth

Mitt..go crawl back under a rock.


19 posted on 05/29/2010 9:35:45 AM PDT by screaminsunshine
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To: curth

The last thing that Republicans need is another McCain. Have plenty of doubts about Palin, but Romney should be shown the way to the door marked “EXIT”. There are other Republicans in the presidential field, and worrying about name recognition as this point is an unforgivably stupid thing to do.


20 posted on 05/29/2010 9:35:47 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: jveritas

“However the Republicans must have a candidate who can also win...”

That is the big problem...however, figuring out if the candidate can win seems to be an impossible science. If you look at 2008, you had a very well experienced person who reached across the the aisle time and time again, against a total radical with virtually no experience...

The moral of the story is that the candidate who can do the best to bring out his base wins - and Sarah certainly WAS doing that, and it scared the hell out of the MSM. It is up to Sarah to maintain that capability...if she can, she wins - it’s that simple.


21 posted on 05/29/2010 9:35:59 AM PDT by BobL
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To: curth

How’s Sarah Palin doing with her ENDORSING and CAMPAIGNING for RINO, McPain?


22 posted on 05/29/2010 9:36:07 AM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God).)
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To: curth
I despise that slick, fast-talking RINO Romney.

I hope his "trash Palin" strategy backfires on him.

I also hope people like Jim DeMint, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan and others will join the primaries.

23 posted on 05/29/2010 9:36:55 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: dr_who
There are other Republicans in the presidential field, and worrying about name recognition as this point is an unforgivably stupid thing to do.

Agree 100%.

24 posted on 05/29/2010 9:37:01 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: BobL

Since when do “Romney” and “conservative” belong in the same sentence?


25 posted on 05/29/2010 9:37:24 AM PDT by rabidralph
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To: curth

Mitt who?

He’s got NO chance to win the presidency

Somebody please tell him.


26 posted on 05/29/2010 9:38:54 AM PDT by silverleaf
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To: curth
Ok...I read the article.

My opinion: Romney is slicker than snot.

27 posted on 05/29/2010 9:39:17 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: dr_who
There are other Republicans in the presidential field, and worrying about name recognition as this point is an unforgivably stupid thing to do.

Anybody that's serious about 2012 should focus on one thing: raising money and support to win back the House and Senate in 2010. Sarah's doing exactly that. Where's Mitt, Newt, and Huck?

28 posted on 05/29/2010 9:44:02 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: nmh

Better than your hero, Slick Willard, who did the same.


29 posted on 05/29/2010 9:45:42 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: curth

Mitt Romney’s main strategy is to buy the active support or silence of anyone and everyone who can be bought. And believe me, there are a whole lot of folks in the higher echelons of the Republican Party who can be bought. In fact, what’s really hard to find is someone who can’t be.


30 posted on 05/29/2010 9:45:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Another day, another bit of insanity from the spaghetti-noodle-in-chief.)
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To: Night Hides Not
Where's Mitt, Newt, and Huck?

Doing what they do best, which is to find cameras to jump in front of.
31 posted on 05/29/2010 9:47:25 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: curth

Your time is over mitt. Go home!


32 posted on 05/29/2010 9:48:07 AM PDT by cubreporter
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To: curth

Don’t think that will win against “Mitt’s a Hypocrite” and “Vote For Mitt, be a Hypocrite”.

Anyone who votes for Mitt and is opposed to Obamacare is a total hypocrite. Masscare IS Obamacare, and it’s destroying Massachusetts.


33 posted on 05/29/2010 9:49:59 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: BobL
Despite the impression we may get on Free Republic, Sarah Palin appeal is limited in the Republican base. It is limited to a portion of the conservative base and not all the conservative base let alone the moderates Republicans and independents who vote Republicans where her appeal is rather small. Palin fans greatly underestimate the super political problem she has made to herself by quiting her governor position in Alaska barely 2.5 years in her first term. No matter what the excuses you hear from her fans, these excuses are not going to work outside of 25% of the electorate.

Regarding Romney he also created a super political problem for himself by signing the Massachusetts healthcare bill into law. The Massachusetts healthcare plan is similar to Obamacare in many aspect. Like Obamacare it is not an outright take over of the private healthcare system but also like Obamacare it certainly leads to massive spending, more taxes to get the money for spending, and on the long run in may very well lead to the destructive socialized medicine. Of course Obamacar is nationwide whereas Romneycare is Massachusetts but still it is a super problem for Romney if he decides to run for President.

I would like to see the nomination won by a good Republican governor who has governed at least for two terms or even a a strong Republican Senator but my preference is for the experienced governor.

The voters would decide in 2012 who is the Republican nominee and who is the President. Hopefully we will defeat Obama and his destructive socialism in the 2012 elections.

34 posted on 05/29/2010 9:52:09 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: dr_who

Filming the next Three Stooges show.

Just say no to the hypocrite (Mitt), the expedient politician (Newt) and the guy who’s soft on crime (and can ‘Huck off’ as far as I am concerned).


35 posted on 05/29/2010 9:52:39 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

They all have something in common: the only political career ahead of them should in the form of a consular position in St. Helena.


36 posted on 05/29/2010 9:57:44 AM PDT by dr_who
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To: curth

I for one could not give a hoot what RINO Mitt has to say about anything!


37 posted on 05/29/2010 10:00:19 AM PDT by A. Morgan
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Romney just doesn’t seem to be able to get it. He could dump his entire fortune into this thing, and he won’t win. His record is just too mismatched to the time.

He is, at best, a late conservative convert (and likely just another Crist), he is labeled as a Wall Street guy...and whether or not that is fair, the PERCEPTION is exactly the wrong thing at the wrong time in this environment.

Add to that his decisions as Gov of Massachusetts and the fact he is a Mormon.....too much to overcome. Some of it might not be fair, but politics isn’t fair.


38 posted on 05/29/2010 10:00:33 AM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: curth

He’s an ARSE! Noi vote. I wish these Romney bots would leave FR! They’re depressing!


39 posted on 05/29/2010 10:03:49 AM PDT by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: curth

bad mistake....he will look like the liberal media and loose ground...


40 posted on 05/29/2010 10:06:43 AM PDT by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: jveritas

Did you happen to notice the source of the posted article? Perhaps you want to research that a bit before you limit the appeal of Sarah Palin.


41 posted on 05/29/2010 10:09:45 AM PDT by TruJess
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To: dr_who
They all have something in common: the only political career ahead of them should in the form of a consular position in St. Helena.

Doc, you're way too deep thinking for me. I had to do a Google on St. Helena. That's too much work for a Saturday.

42 posted on 05/29/2010 10:14:03 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (If Dick Cheney = Darth Vader, then Joe Biden = Dark Helmet)
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To: curth

Remind me who was the first viable alternative to McCain to quit after he got his arse handed to him on Super Tuesday.


43 posted on 05/29/2010 10:14:10 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: R0CK3T

Mitt would have his best chance to get elected if the Democrats would nominate him. But ObaMao’s ego is too big to get out of the way.


44 posted on 05/29/2010 10:15:45 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: curth

And Mitt Romney is a Statist — Remember RomneyCare? Forerunner to ObamaCare? Yeah. Ya might not wanna draw that gun Mitt....


45 posted on 05/29/2010 10:15:46 AM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: jveritas
I would like to see the nomination won by a good Republican governor who has governed at least for two terms or even a a strong Republican Senator but my preference is for the experienced governor.
Other than Haley Barbour (who would have more problems than Sarah Palin appealing to voters outside the base, IMO), who else fits your criteria?
46 posted on 05/29/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: Bratch

Tim Plawenty, Rick Perry, Mitch Daniels, Jim DeMint.


47 posted on 05/29/2010 10:24:30 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: TruJess

I did not count on the article above to judge the Palin appeal among the general electorate.


48 posted on 05/29/2010 10:26:04 AM PDT by jveritas (God bless our brave troops)
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To: Bratch

My dream ticket would be DeMint/Daniels, but the reverse is also tolerable to me. Mitch is a man of substance and competence, and the best governor Indiana has had in decades. Minnie Pearl should host her own talk show, or replace Cathy Lee Gifford on that morning show with the Egyptian chick.


49 posted on 05/29/2010 10:28:07 AM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: curth
Despicable. Romney and his RomneyBOTs.
Forever attacking conservative women while
defending Obama, Obamacare(RomneyCARE), and TARP.

“Romney praises Obama again
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."



50 posted on 05/29/2010 10:31:36 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States Â… shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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