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Is Mitt Romney taking the high road during this GOP nomination cycle?
1/4/2012 | Laissez-faire capitalist

Posted on 01/04/2012 7:55:29 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist

Though Romney is personally not working with any pro-Romney super PAC(s), can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else? If he doesn't, is he still taking the high road?

Secondly, how could pro-Romney forces ask pro-Obama forces to do the something if they won't? How can pro-Romney RINOS and CINOS berate Obama surrogates for saying something about Romney if pro-Romney surrogates do the same to GOP candidates?


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1 posted on 01/04/2012 7:55:41 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: All

What say you?


2 posted on 01/04/2012 7:59:26 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
So you work for Mitt "Saul Alinsky" Romney, or what?

RICK SANTORUM

Does it pay well?
3 posted on 01/04/2012 8:03:11 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney is taking the “tricky” road..

He has been “tricking” democrats to vote for him for a decade..
Now he trying to trick republicans..


4 posted on 01/04/2012 8:05:56 PM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
I was once at a conference where there were a number of CEOs present but one really biggie.

At a small breakfast meeting, someone asked this big CEO how he handled people who were "problems."

He said that he didn't need to do anything at all, he had "his people" do it for him.

I think Mitt prefers to handle his "problems" in the nomination the same way, i.e. he doesn't need to say anything nasty about anyone, "his people" do it for him.

5 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:27 PM PST by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney’s PEOPLE run the PACs.

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6 posted on 01/04/2012 8:07:39 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Cringing Negativism Network

Lol. Oh yeah, major shill for Romney. /sarc.

Santorum is one of the few who has actually taken the high road.


7 posted on 01/04/2012 8:10:15 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: hosepipe

Bingo. Spot on in your analysis.


8 posted on 01/04/2012 8:11:57 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Oops. :D

Mitt Romney wears womens army boots.


9 posted on 01/04/2012 8:15:14 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

I say he’s an Ivy League Gutter Snipe


10 posted on 01/04/2012 8:16:43 PM PST by bigbob
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
can Romney at least tell them or ask them to cease any potential negative attack ads aimed at Gingrich or someone else?

I'm no expert on the law here, but if I understand correctly, no one in a candidate's campaign is permitted to have any dealings with a PAC--and vice-versa.

11 posted on 01/04/2012 8:21:53 PM PST by freespirited
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To: hosepipe

Now he trying to trick republicans..

What’s NEW about that?
Most of the Tea Party congressmen/women have already been co-opted by Bonehead and the Establishment GOP.
Romulus is just not good at pretending to be a conservative.


12 posted on 01/04/2012 8:36:54 PM PST by tennmountainman
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To: freespirited

You obviously don’t remember the way that George Bush and John McCain handled the Swift Boaters, do you? They did everything they could to let the public know that they considered the Swift Boaters to be the enemy, damn Karl Rove to hell.

Campaign Finance Reform law says a PAC can’t say, “Vote against socialists like Scott Brown.” But it can say, “Tell Scott Brown you reject his socialist policies.” Therefore, I’m sure that while a candidate can’t say, “RomneyPAC, quit digging up dirt on Herman Cain,” he absolutely can say, “I find it appalling that Republican PACs are digging up sexual accusations against Republican competitors, and I find it all the more infuriating that some of these are even doing it in my name, and that campaign finance reform says I can’t tell them to stop it.”


13 posted on 01/04/2012 8:40:46 PM PST by dangus
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist
Mitt and his minions have viciously attacked Conservatives since 08. Mitt's people attacked Sarah, Mitt's people attacked Cain and other conservatives.

Mitt lusts for the Office of President to satisfy his statist ego. Mitt hates our beloved Constitution and truly hates conservatives.

Words cannot describe how much I loathe Mitt. Nothing on this Earth would ever convince me to cast a vote for Mitt.

14 posted on 01/04/2012 8:40:57 PM PST by sand88
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney tried and may have excited in destroying Newt. Newt will not go gently into the night........I hope he takes Romney out, and big time, so Romney never ever comes back.


15 posted on 01/04/2012 8:50:10 PM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist; Jim Robinson; Cincinatus' Wife

What Willy-Rom-Rom-RINO is showing us is the same leadership style that he would use as POTUS.

Smile, grease the hair, talk like a motor-mouth in overdrive, and always say “Trust me, I’ve done this before. I know how to do this.”

Meanwhile, his fraternity brothers run around in the dark and let the air out of the tires of those who get in Willy’s way.

Willy “is a nice guy, but he is in way over his head.”

BTW, there is no “high “ road in the District of Corruption, as it was built on a tidal swamp.


16 posted on 01/04/2012 9:04:03 PM PST by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: sand88

“Words cannot describe how much I loathe Mitt. Nothing on this Earth would ever convince me to cast a vote for Mitt.”

Thanks for speaking for me also.


17 posted on 01/04/2012 9:32:27 PM PST by Luke21
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To: dangus

This is what I was getting at here: “ I find it appalling that Republican PACs are digging up...and that campaign finance reform says I can’t tell them to stop it.”


18 posted on 01/04/2012 9:33:09 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
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To: freespirited
That's BS. Romney on any given day can issue a public statement that he wants no "negative attack ads" broadcast in his name.

It's called the First Amendment and it applies to candidates.

19 posted on 01/04/2012 10:28:00 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: freespirited
That's BS. Romney on any given day can issue a public statement that he wants no "negative attack ads" broadcast in his name.

It's called the First Amendment and it applies to candidates.

20 posted on 01/04/2012 10:28:50 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

Romney has never even known what “road” to take, let alone whether it was “high” or “low”. Let’s face it, he’s driven down them all looking for the least bumpy ride....and even then, he couldn’t tell if it was a bump or a chuck-hole. Bloody flip-flopper.


21 posted on 01/05/2012 12:12:22 AM PST by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: Graewoulf
BTW, there is no “high “ road in the District of Corruption, as it was built on a tidal swamp.

Perry calls it a "seedy place" and wants to make it "as inconsequential as possible in our lives."

Differences are noted here

22 posted on 01/05/2012 1:51:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Laissez-faire capitalist

He seems to be playing the invisible man hoping not to offend the majority. Its too late, he already has offended most of us by flip flops and lying...The only thing he has going for him that seperates him from Obama is I don’t think he will throw consevatives into the gulags...


23 posted on 01/05/2012 8:34:41 AM PST by goat granny
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