Skip to comments.Romney’s Worst Nightmare: Palin and Paul
Posted on 08/26/2012 11:27:07 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
If it werent so tragic and there werent so much at stake, the tiptoe strategy of the Romney Tepid Team would actually be funny to watch. Here you have a group of archetypal RINOs who were clever and tough enough to figure out how to destroy the relatively weak Republican primary field while Romney patiently waited his turn next in line behind John McMush to be anointed by the Republican establishment.
Since the Republican debates ended, however, Romney has been so weak-kneed that hes barely been able to keep pace with a president whom everyone but the most naïve among us now realizes is a dedicated Marxist. Romney and his Tepid Team apparently feel confident that he can quietly slip through the clogged media filters all the way to Tampa, get the official nomination, then squeak out a win in November without making a wave in the process.
But it may not be quite that easy for Romney, because he still has to figure out how to deal with those pesky P & P problems: Sarah Palin and Ron Paul. You can just feel the fear emanating from the Romney control-and-command center at the thought of these two highly principled liberty lovers roaming around loose.
(Excerpt) Read more at robertringer.com ...
I am not a Ron Paul supporter, nor have I ever been a Romney supporter.
What a mess.
If the reports of backroom activities withing the RNC are true, after this election there will be a viable 3rd Party. Not from one of the existing Parties.
Maybe the RNC could arrange for Paul to speak to the OWS supporters outside.
Paul is NUTS!
Yes, Ron Paul supporters are a varied lot.
I have never been one, but he is Exactly Right about a number of topics. I listened to his speech at the TX GOP Convention in Ft. Worth
The RNC has a long history of terrible leadership. The current collection is worse than normal.
On some subjects, you are absolutely correct.
I do not feel the same way about Palin. Have supported her from the beginning.
It is my observation that Ron Paul is just stupid enough not to realize that he is not wanted around, and just slick enough to loiter about in a vain attempt to spoil the party. I suspect his report card in school certainly indicated “does not play well with others”.
I'm not convinced a third party is going to viable but if thats what it takes to shake up the Grand Old Party and shake out the nest of RINOs that sit at the controls, it would worth the attempt.
Like many conservatives, I find myself hating having to defend as well as vote for a RINO because the Republican hierarchy manipulated the primaries and pushed Romney to the front. Because Romney is our only real chance to defeat Obama, I'll vote for him but I'm not thrilled about it. Not to mention being sick of chest-thumping 'more-conservative-than-thou' posters castigating anyone that faced reality some time ago, put our egos aside and realized that Romney was the only thing standing between us and Barack Obama - and the complete destruction of America.
his worst nightmare are principled conservatives and libertarians.
RNC 2012: Ideals trash cans at every door.
What a mess? I don’t care if a carpet beetle is the Republican candidate. This is our only chance to rid ourselves of Obama. Vote Romney and you vote out Obama. Complaining that Romney isn’t Superman is a waste of time and precious opportunity to unseat O.
author of article = very sore loser
Yep, they do that. I saw it at the TX GOP Convention. Many young people support him. Have never figured that out.
Agreed on all points.
My observations on this is just a statement of how messed up the RNC handling has been. The candidate selection process is terminally broken. It must be fixed or the GOP dies.
give Romney a shot ~Governor Sarah Palin
I read the author of the article in the 1970’s and like him. This is not about Romney vs anyone. Ringer was/is a libertarian.
Romney’s worst nightmare is going to be if that hurricaine continues tracking westward into New Orleans and the news cycle switches focus away from the RNC and to the disasters awaiting New Orleans and what our “heroic president” will do to save the day!
I would suggest that the Republican Party gets rid of its Israel 2 state solution position in its platform or else God may just present the Republican party with its own split party status or even our nation with an American multination solution.
I will vote for Romney, BUT he was a very poor choice.
The Candidate selection process within the GOP is TERMINALLY BROKEN!
nope. when the RINO’s give a conservatve a shot, then maybe I’d think about it
As in 2005 with Katrina, the brunt of the storm looks to be headed for Biloxi, not New Orleans. The press used NOLA as a club to beat President Bush about the head & shoulders with charges of racism, but it was the Mississippi Gulf Coast that actually took the hit. I was there.
Do you think Mitt Romney hates this country? Barack Obama does! Do you think Mitt Romney detests capitalism, the same capitalism that earned him $300 Million or more? Barack Obama does! Do you believe that Mitt Romney would stop Israel from defending itself or stand aside while Israel is destroyed? Barack Hussein Obama would! Do you think that Mitt Romney would raise taxes and impose more red tape and restrictions on job creators, thus stalling the economy? Barack Obama already has. Do you feel that Mitt Romney wants to destroy the oil, coal and gas industries in the USA, thus putting us in the thrall of Islamic potentates who wish us to become Muslims? Barack Hussein Obama is well on the way to doing so. I could go on for hours. Ive never had any love for Governor Romney, but when the choice comes down to either him or Barack Hussein Obama, a man dead-set on destroying my country, the country of my birth and whose uniform I proudly wore, there is no contest. And that is the choice. No third party or write-in candidate is going to be sworn in next January. As a disabled veteran, I humbly request that you prayerfully consider your position vis a vis the coming election and do what reason and faith tells you is the right thing for the United States of America. Thank you.
Little doubt who the herd will shout for
Semper Watching !!!!!
My barber is ‘rabid’ Paul supporter. I will not rip Paul while she is cutting my hair!
Anyone talking about Ron or Sarah at this point - when victory is within our grasp, right there for the taking - is probably far to used to losing.
All of this hand wringing and whining over a blog??
You folks need to get a real life, you seem to be just looking for the next thing to justify voting for someone else or not voting at all
Viable 3rd party my butt, this is the most telling part of your post, where your head is really at
Go for it
I wonder what percentage of Paul supporters will vote in each available way.
“I wonder what percentage of Paul supporters will vote in each available way.”
She and the rest of her RP buddies are going to vote for Gary Johnson. Go figure.
The Paulbots are no different than the obamabots.
Its like a cult of personality where idol worship remains the one constant over all else.
“You can just feel the fear emanating from the Romney control-and-command center at the thought of these two highly principled liberty lovers roaming around loose.”
You have to “feel” it since there is no evidence of it, and none was presented in the article. And where is Rand Paul on this? I thought “feeling” was the province of liberals.
Sarah is waiting but will endorse Romney. She likes to be on the winning side. Paul will not, due to personality defects.
some Paul supporters will vote for Gary Johnson, but he is running at what percentage in the polls?
Paul had a lot more supporters than that.
Mitt’s a big boy. He numerically locked up the nomination a couple of months ago. If he really didn’t lock up Sarah and Ron (or at least get Ron not to stand at the tent flap peeing in) that’s on him. That said, post-Akin, if Mitt loses, I don’t think even Steve Schmidt is going to be able to blame it on either.
“Do you think Mitt Romney hates this country? Barack Obama does!”
Amen ! Amen! to everything you say. but there are folks on FR who would rather give BO 4 more years to destroy our country, than to vote for Romney.
God Save America from from 4 more years of BO.
I want Obama Out and will most likely vote ABO. When Romney wins I will vote ABR. Maybe someday I will get someone I can support.
I generally like people. I think Ron Paul is a good person. I love Rand. I think Sarah Palin is a great person to be around. She says a lot of things I believe. I don’t think Mitt Romney fears either one of them....at least I hope not. What’s the sense in anything if he does? What the sense in having a strong ticket for the economy like Romney/Ryan if they’re afraid of anything having to do with it? I love all the ideas that are pouring out of the Conservative movement on the presidential end. I like the pokes, jabs, and good humor. It’s exciting. I worry about Congressional candidates and Senate Candidates who will say anything, even against their own party, to become powerful individuals. I worry about the “none of the above” voters who think they’re doing the Lord’s work by opening the door to Obama again. “Somebody’s knocking. Should I let him in? Lord, it’s the devil, would you look at him?” If it’s true that we need a third party, bring it on! Stop talking about it. Do it. Stop threatening. Do it. I voted for Ross Perot. If we have none this time, I want Romney and Ryan to have a chance to do what they can do. Vote for the people at home who can change things.
The good thing is that if Romney is so bad we can primary him in 2016. So he will have to be on at least some good behavior whereas Thulsa Doom not facing election will end this nation forever.
“Ive never had any love for Governor Romney, but when the choice comes down to either him or Barack Hussein Obama, a man dead-set on destroying my country, the country of my birth and whose uniform I proudly wore, there is no contest. And that is the choice. No third party or write-in candidate is going to be sworn in next January. “
I agree. It is RINOmney or Zero. Neither is a good choice. Sudden destruction or slow devastation. Same result whether you the guy you vote for hates the country or loves it - neither of which is probably completely true.
Another Soreloserman thread.
Nope this is a “GOP Candidate Selection Process I Broken” thread.
Nope this is a “GOP Candidate Selection Process Is Broken” thread.
I never thought of voting for a carpet beetle, but if Elmer Fudd wins the nomination, I’ll vote for him.
I have to. ...my livelihood & our nation are at stake.
As much as I hated voting for MeCain and loved Palin, now I have to do the same this year with Romney, Paul.
I respect JimRob and those like him that can't vote Romney even with Paul on the ticket.
Nov 7, 2012, should be the beginning of the 2nd American Revolution to take our nation back to our founding father's Christian principles and Individual Responsibility.
No other nation has risen so fast, created so much wealth with the highest standard of living for all its citizens than with the American society based on Christian principles, Individualism and Capitalist.
But I hate political backroom corruption no matter what the source.
I have seen this team before. I was GOP County Chairman in county in NM when the loyal Mormon Republican vote ran over the rest of the party to get one of their own nominated for governor. TRAIN WHISTLE RAILROADED. After he was defeated in the general election they were not heard from again. It was only important when one of them was running.
For the record, I have never voted for other than a Republican for National office in my life. (soon be 65)
I held public office (councilman - local non partisan) for a time.
In the 1980’s I was Republican County Chairman in a county in NM.
Have been a delegate to the State Convention several times.
If the GOP cannot be effectively cleaned up at the National level, it will cease to exist. Become extinct. Everyone knows it is internally broken.
It is not run by open Commies like the Dems, but it is none the less broken.
I will, but will hold my nose when I vote for him.
Ron Paul was offered a chance to address the convention. But with 2 preconditions.
1. Romney must vet the speech before he gives it.
2. Paul must openly endorse Romney for President.
If you need evidence, I can find articles declaring what I stated.
If Mitt looses against Obozo it will be Mitt’s fault.....
This has been a foregone conclusion of the Conservative Right for quite some time now. However it has taken longer than it should have because there were (and many still are) still quite a few on the Right, not necessarily the CC Right who have been choosing to live a fantasy that they could go against the liberal think tide and thus turn the party back from its hard turn to the left in recent years.
The sooner these recalcitrant conservatives come to grips with political reality the sooner the realization that a more Conservative party can start being formed, IMHO. There have been changes within the Republican Party for sure. It has become ever more liberal while the country in general is more conservative and hunger for conservative leadership. The Republican Party and the Democrat Party are more alike these days than they are different.
“Ringer was/is a libertarian.”
That’s the problem. He’s a Libertarian, not a conservative.
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