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Romney’s Worst Nightmare: Palin and Paul
Robert J. Ringer ^ | Monday, July 23, 2012 | By Robert Ringer

Posted on 08/26/2012 11:27:07 AM PDT by Texas Fossil

If it weren’t so tragic and there weren’t 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 he’s 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.

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KEYWORDS: gop; libertarians; palin; paul; romney; teaparty; thirdparty
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Paul was evidently asked to officially endorse Romney and have his speech vetted before the Convention as requirements to speak.

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.

1 posted on 08/26/2012 11:27:10 AM PDT by Texas Fossil
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To: Texas Fossil

Maybe the RNC could arrange for Paul to speak to the OWS supporters outside.


2 posted on 08/26/2012 11:30:27 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: Texas Fossil

Paul is NUTS!


3 posted on 08/26/2012 11:34:27 AM PDT by factmart
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To: 1rudeboy

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.

Pure RINO’s.


4 posted on 08/26/2012 11:34:38 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: factmart

On some subjects, you are absolutely correct.

I do not feel the same way about Palin. Have supported her from the beginning.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 11:35:57 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 1rudeboy

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”.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 11:36:41 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: Texas Fossil
The Republican party as it is currently constituted is a dinosaur contraption lorded over by quasi-liberal lobbyists and political 'consultants' that make big bucks from politics and see no need for smaller government. To them freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose.

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.

8 posted on 08/26/2012 11:42:22 AM PDT by Jim Scott (Obama must be defeated)
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To: Texas Fossil

his worst nightmare are principled conservatives and libertarians.

RNC 2012: Ideals trash cans at every door.


9 posted on 08/26/2012 11:45:22 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 11:47:28 AM PDT by freedom_forge (http://libertyphysics.wordpress.com/)
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To: Hardraade

author of article = very sore loser


11 posted on 08/26/2012 11:50:41 AM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: Hardraade
mischief

Yep, they do that. I saw it at the TX GOP Convention. Many young people support him. Have never figured that out.

12 posted on 08/26/2012 11:58:54 AM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Jim Scott

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.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 12:00:58 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: All; Texas Fossil; 1rudeboy; factmart; tenthirteen; Hardraade; Jim Scott; GeronL; freedom_forge; ...

“give Romney a shot” ~Governor Sarah Palin
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2922954/posts


14 posted on 08/26/2012 12:01:19 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: flaglady47

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.


15 posted on 08/26/2012 12:02:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 12:03:49 PM PDT by mdmathis6 (Not left wing! Not right wing! But....CHRIST WING!)
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To: freedom_forge

ABO

I will vote for Romney, BUT he was a very poor choice.

The Candidate selection process within the GOP is TERMINALLY BROKEN!


17 posted on 08/26/2012 12:04:35 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

nope. when the RINO’s give a conservatve a shot, then maybe I’d think about it


18 posted on 08/26/2012 12:06:23 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: mdmathis6

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.


19 posted on 08/26/2012 12:09:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: GeronL

GeronL:

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. I’ve 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.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 12:13:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: Texas Fossil

Yep!
Little doubt who the herd will shout for
!!!!!

Semper Watching !!!!!
*****


21 posted on 08/26/2012 12:13:21 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Texas Fossil

My barber is ‘rabid’ Paul supporter. I will not rip Paul while she is cutting my hair!


22 posted on 08/26/2012 12:15:16 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


23 posted on 08/26/2012 12:23:19 PM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Texas Fossil

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


24 posted on 08/26/2012 12:28:02 PM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: duckman

I wonder what percentage of Paul supporters will vote in each available way.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 12:29:07 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: SaxxonWoods

“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.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 12:33:02 PM PDT by duckman (Dr Ben Carlson: Vision Not Division.)
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To: SaxxonWoods

The Paulbots are no different than the obamabots.

Its like a cult of personality where idol worship remains the one constant over all else.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 12:33:50 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Texas Fossil

“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.


28 posted on 08/26/2012 12:34:16 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: duckman

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.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 12:36:08 PM PDT by SaxxonWoods (....The days are long, but the years are short.....)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


30 posted on 08/26/2012 12:43:01 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“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.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 12:45:51 PM PDT by IWONDR
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


32 posted on 08/26/2012 12:49:29 PM PDT by carjic (Fed up!)
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To: Texas Fossil

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.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 12:51:33 PM PDT by FryingPan101 (All politics is local.)
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To: carjic

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.


34 posted on 08/26/2012 12:51:57 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I’ve 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.


35 posted on 08/26/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (Sorry, gone rogue, gone Galt, gone international. Please leave a message. We'll get back to you.)
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To: SaxxonWoods
I wonder what percentage of Paul supporters will vote in each available way.

Cut and Run and his band of surrender monkeys will without doubt vote for the most anti-American in the race. Now without Cut and Run, they will vote for the second most Anti-American, Obama.
36 posted on 08/26/2012 12:57:22 PM PDT by John D
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To: Texas Fossil

Another Soreloserman thread.


37 posted on 08/26/2012 1:09:06 PM PDT by muleskinner
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To: Texas Fossil; All
Reality check for the ABO crowd about precisely who and what they are backing, and what it means for the future of Conservatism:

Mitt Romney asserts control over 2016 calendar

38 posted on 08/26/2012 1:18:30 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: muleskinner

Nope this is a “GOP Candidate Selection Process I Broken” thread.


39 posted on 08/26/2012 1:27:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: muleskinner

Corrected:

Nope this is a “GOP Candidate Selection Process Is Broken” thread.


40 posted on 08/26/2012 1:28:36 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: GlockThe Vote
...whereas Thulsa Doom not facing election will end this nation forever.


41 posted on 08/26/2012 1:37:00 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: freedom_forge

I never thought of voting for a carpet beetle, but if Elmer Fudd wins the nomination, I’ll vote for him.


42 posted on 08/26/2012 1:56:54 PM PDT by MondoQueen
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To: Texas Fossil; jimrob
Yes, I'm voting Romney/Paul.

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.

43 posted on 08/26/2012 2:06:51 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: major-pelham

ABO

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.


44 posted on 08/26/2012 2:23:08 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 100American

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.


45 posted on 08/26/2012 2:33:26 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will, but will hold my nose when I vote for him.


46 posted on 08/26/2012 2:34:44 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: SaxxonWoods

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.

Paul declined.

If you need evidence, I can find articles declaring what I stated.


47 posted on 08/26/2012 2:41:50 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: RichInOC

If Mitt looses against Obozo it will be Mitt’s fault.....


48 posted on 08/26/2012 2:44:33 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Texas Fossil
....after this election there will be a viable 3rd Party. Not from one of the existing Parties.

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.

49 posted on 08/26/2012 3:20:56 PM PDT by Ron H. (Ahh, how's that multi-culturism thing working out for you these days?!)
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To: Texas Fossil

“Ringer was/is a libertarian.”

That’s the problem. He’s a Libertarian, not a conservative.


50 posted on 08/26/2012 3:37:25 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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