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Game Over, Mittens ( Lost Tape from ABC News About Romney's 2002 Election Campaign for Gov)
Youtube ^ | Mar 2, 2012 | Mitt Romney

Posted on 03/03/2012 2:28:54 PM PST by Red Steel

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This is super damaging to Mitt. If you want to take Mittens down here it is.

Any transcription errors above are mine.

1 posted on 03/03/2012 2:28:58 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

It’s a decade old and won’t matter to our little Republican primary voters who only know that McPain, Dole, and GHWB say it is “Mitt’s turn.”


2 posted on 03/03/2012 2:37:34 PM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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To: Red Steel

Maybe he was just “taking one for the team”?

oh no, that was Santorum.


3 posted on 03/03/2012 2:38:12 PM PST by Principled
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To: Red Steel
This man is the Republican front runner

Have a nice day. :)
4 posted on 03/03/2012 2:38:28 PM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: Red Steel
This is super damaging to Mitt.

Dream on...

5 posted on 03/03/2012 2:38:28 PM PST by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: Red Steel; lilycicero; MaryLou1; glock rocks; JPG; VinceASA; Monkey Face; RIghtwardHo; ...
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6 posted on 03/03/2012 2:39:34 PM PST by narses
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To: Red Steel

He’s got more baggage than a C-130; it won’t be hard for Obummer & Co to take him down hard, if he gets the nomination. God help us all.


7 posted on 03/03/2012 2:41:06 PM PST by carriage_hill
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To: Red Steel

The Olympic games are an elitist enterprise and should not be funded by taxpayers at all.

Let the sponsors, Nike, Gatorade, Michelob Ultra, etc. pay for it.


8 posted on 03/03/2012 2:42:13 PM PST by Kenny500c
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To: Riodacat
Dream on...

Yeah it is big time damaging to Mittens.

All a Super Pac or Santorum or Gingrich has to do is use it against him in political ads. His number will plunge.

9 posted on 03/03/2012 2:42:23 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Red Steel

A man who describes sucking the federal teat as “creativity” will not get my vote in the primary or the general.


10 posted on 03/03/2012 2:42:23 PM PST by TexasKamaAina
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To: carriage_hill
He’s got more baggage than a C-130; it won’t be hard for Obummer & Co to take him down hard, if he gets the nomination. God help us all.


Big time...right from Mitten's mouth. It has been served up on golden platter.

11 posted on 03/03/2012 2:44:36 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: TexasKamaAina

So you are ok with 5 more years of Obama?


12 posted on 03/03/2012 2:45:22 PM PST by SusaninOhio
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To: Red Steel

“In this race, I’m the only guy who has not spent time in Washington.”

Because I use a really long rake!


13 posted on 03/03/2012 2:46:53 PM PST by Lady Lucky (Gingrich 2012: Open Throttle for America)
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To: Red Steel

If Rick and/or Newt had the same amount of money that Mitt has, if not more, then Mitt wouldn’t be the frontrunner, right now. Mitt continues to have more money than the others, and Mitt has been running for POTUS since 2004=more organization at the national level, for awhile.


14 posted on 03/03/2012 2:50:35 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Theodore R.
"It’s a decade old and won’t matter to our little Republican primary voters "

Sad but true. Folks know where the candidates are on the issues and now it's all about who they like and who their neighbors like.

All rational thought is out the window.

15 posted on 03/03/2012 2:54:16 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: TexasKamaAina

Not only does this video show Romney the so-called business guy panhandling for “free government money,” it excellently shows the lying hypocrisy of Romney that comes from his very own mouth.


16 posted on 03/03/2012 3:15:19 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: Riodacat
This is super damaging to Mitt.

No, WE are the ones who are damaged. It's over. My children will tell their children stories about a place called America, but they will only be shiny fairy tales of something that is out of reach.

17 posted on 03/03/2012 3:21:55 PM PST by Mygirlsmom (If you strike me down I shall become more powerful than you can possibly imagine. RIP A.B.)
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To: SusaninOhio
So you are ok with 5 more years of Obama?

No. I'm also not okay with four years of Romney. I don't plan to swallow strychnine to avoid arsenic.

18 posted on 03/03/2012 3:23:21 PM PST by CommerceComet (If Mitt can leave the GOP to protest Reagan, why can't I do the same in protest of Romney?)
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To: Principled

Santorum was part of the Senate leadership. His option was to resign that position. That did not seem, at the time, a practical thing to do, because he would have been in the same position where Ron Paul found himself for most of his time in public office, a person who had to be content to getting what scraps fell from the table for his district.


19 posted on 03/03/2012 3:23:54 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: SusaninOhio

So you are ok with 5 more years of Obama?
_______________________________________

Obama V Obama White and Delightsome

Which one do you chose ???

Choose wisely....


20 posted on 03/03/2012 3:36:11 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Why should I vote for Bishop Romney when he hates me because I am a Christian)
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To: Red Steel
"This is super damaging to Mitt. If you want to take Mittens down here it is.

Thanks ...... I just Tweeted this to Newt and anyone reading his Tweets will also pick it up. :O)

21 posted on 03/03/2012 3:41:26 PM PST by Old Badger (Don't bother me! I still like Palin because she will tell like it is! (Newt too!))
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To: RobbyS

You find yourself making excuses.

I’d rather you say “yeah well I still like him so I’ll vote for him” which I can live with.

But to twist and dance and make more excuses is kind of lame for a FR poster - even moreso for a presidential candidate.

jmo


22 posted on 03/03/2012 3:42:14 PM PST by Principled
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To: Red Steel

I wish you were right. But, MittWitt the Mormon Bishop, is being selected by American Christians to be the GOP nominee. I never thought Id see the day. But here we are.


23 posted on 03/03/2012 3:42:35 PM PST by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: Red Steel
This is super damaging to Mitt.

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24 posted on 03/03/2012 3:43:37 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Red Steel

This election will be a liberal vs. a liberal


25 posted on 03/03/2012 3:51:04 PM PST by hannibaal
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To: Riodacat; Red Steel
This is super damaging to Mitt.

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Dream on...

If there was a more viable alternative, Romney would be severely damaged by this and a slew of other flaws as a GOP candidate in 2012. To the typical primary voter, Romney looks to be the least worst option out there, and I am not sure this quote or much of anything will help one of the other three win.

26 posted on 03/03/2012 4:03:20 PM PST by ilgipper (Everything you get from the government was taken from someone else)
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To: Principled

No excuse. But in fact that is how a legislator must operate. He is, after all, responsible only to his constituents. I suggest you read Federalist #10, by Madison. Indeed the most underrated of our founding fathers. From the Mt.Vernon Conference to the spring of 1790, he was the most effective politician in the country. A political genius of the first water. At the Convention, in the Virginia ratification convention, and in the organization of the new government, he got things done. Leadership in a legislative body is very different than leadership in the executive. You are never your own man. The exceptions prove the rule. But men like John Quincy Adams are the exception; he makes Ron Paul seem like a trimmer, but even he made concessions to get things done, for he knew the name of the game.


27 posted on 03/03/2012 4:12:28 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: hannibaal
This election will be a liberal vs. a liberal

Obama is a "liberal?" That makes Chavez a liberal.

28 posted on 03/03/2012 4:13:26 PM PST by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: RobbyS

I suggest you read _all_ the federalist papers ;)

that is how a legislator must operate

Leadership in a legislative body is very different

You are never your own man

Seem like excuses to me. While I will agree that concessions are the bilateral essence of negotiation, the necessary counterpart of concession is gain... there has to be something worth trading for such concessions. The reason for concessions cannot reasonably be “that is how a legislator must operate”, “Leadership in a legislative body is very different”, and “You are never your own man”.

just sayin’


29 posted on 03/03/2012 4:23:36 PM PST by Principled
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To: Red Steel

Too bad the alternatives are Rick “earmarks are good” Santorum and Newt “the ultimate insider” Gingrich.


30 posted on 03/03/2012 4:29:04 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Lady Lucky
“In this race, I’m the only guy who has not spent time in Washington.”

Because I use a really long rake!

When you sup with the devil

You need a long spoon.

31 posted on 03/03/2012 4:30:42 PM PST by spokeshave (Dole/McCain/Romney losers all....NEWT is da Man)
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To: TexasKamaAina
But, but, Romney boasted he's SEVERELY Conservative and attempted to defend his self-characterization too! The left is just getting warmed up. Romney is toast.
32 posted on 03/03/2012 4:31:24 PM PST by wtd
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To: Theodore R.
It’s a decade old and won’t matter to our little Republican primary voters who only know that McPain, Dole, and GHWB say it is “Mitt’s turn.”

And yet, most of the smear jobs done on Newt were blasts from the past too.....

33 posted on 03/03/2012 4:38:15 PM PST by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Red Steel
I can't help thinking that the Dems. are doing everything they can to pick the GOP nominee. Everything they have been planning for the last two years (class warfare, OWS, 99%) is setting up a race against a super rich candidate. Romney is already well know as a flip flopper (the thing that defeated Kerry in ‘04). Mitt is stiff as a board without a prepared text, which makes him even with Pres. Obama. With Romney as the candidate Obamacare is off the table for November.

Herman Cain's take down had too many Chicago machine connections for comfort. The media leads the attack against Santorum. It seems every time a candidate looks like they may take off not only does the Romney/Paul team attack but so does the groups on the left.

I fear that the American people will turn back to a candidate who believes in the wrong things than risk a candidate who believes in nothing and thus appears weak.

34 posted on 03/03/2012 4:59:36 PM PST by Ironsman
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To: Red Steel
Romney, DNC candidate #2

Santorum, DNC candidate #3


Newt needs to DITCH the R party, cause it's the same as the D party!

35 posted on 03/03/2012 5:19:54 PM PST by rawcatslyentist (BO Stinks! So does Mitts magic underwear!)
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To: Red Steel
Mitt Romney- "I'm a big believer in getting money where the money is, and the money is in Washington.

Redistribute the wealth.

36 posted on 03/03/2012 5:27:27 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Red Steel

This is why the democrats are pushing for Mittens now and think they can defeat him in the general.
Obama, Mittens. Not much difference except that Obama truly hates our country.


37 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:22 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: blasater1960
I never thought Id see the day. But here we are.

You mean, blasater, that you thought the little Republican primary voters could make a sane choice? "Sanity" now means Mittens! It's all they understand. Bob Dole says so too.

38 posted on 03/03/2012 5:30:57 PM PST by Theodore R. (Santorum has one election day left, and I wonder if the American people will respond.)
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Mitt Romney's real record in Massachusetts
Looks can be deceiving. No Romney, No Way!

39 posted on 03/03/2012 5:32:01 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Mygirlsmom

Perhaps you should read your tagline again.


40 posted on 03/03/2012 5:32:46 PM PST by floralamiss ("I Picked Rick!" (slogan created by Joe 6-pack))
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To: Principled

This is why it is hard for a party legislative leader to run for executive office. The jobs are so different. Paul Ryan, as a comittee chairman is better situated than Cantor, for instance. But even he is going to have to explain some of his votes, because he does have to “take one for the team, from time to time, or he won’t be chairman for long. Ron Paul and Michelle Bachman each choose to play the lone wolf and you can get by with it so long as your constituents choose to send you back. But if legislating is your thing, you can’t do it alone. One thing you do learn to do as a leader is how to manage men. Abraham Lincoln began to acquire the skills he showed as President as a leader of the Whigs in the Illinois legislator. He and his party also bankrupted the state, but that’s another story.


41 posted on 03/03/2012 5:45:33 PM PST by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Red Steel

I’ve heard various whores saying contradictory things in the past and I really didn’t pay much attention.


42 posted on 03/03/2012 5:53:25 PM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: Red Steel; All
sorry. i'm posting one-handed after surgery and it's hard to search, so i apologize if i've missed something.

i googled to find out whatever i could about this. this apparently isn't teaparty or conservative news. the dnc released a web video attacking romney for his olympic spending in the middle of last month (i may have missed it with surgery and it didn't pop up with 'olympic' in search). it was covered by the hill and others back on february 17. the expenditures and the dnc video - and mccain's statements - are already the subject of a factcheck.org article. john mccain was quite vocally opposed to them . . . back then, although he's trying to re-cast his previous statements now.

i don't know who leaked the internal video of mitt bragging about the money, but i know that i missed all of the hooplah about the federal spending on the olympics. du has been addressing romney's spending and mccain's backtracking already.

43 posted on 03/03/2012 5:58:37 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Red Steel. It’s just possible that the only thing left Zippy can hope for is to have his 2012 campaign buried in an unmarked grave, to prevent desecration.

Assuming the 527 / SuperPAC attack ads actually use this.


44 posted on 03/03/2012 6:06:37 PM PST by SunkenCiv (FReep this FReepathon!)
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To: Scoutmaster
sorry. i'm posting one-handed after surgery and it's hard to search scratch, so i apologize if i've missed something.

There ....

45 posted on 03/03/2012 6:14:25 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: bigheadfred

yep


46 posted on 03/03/2012 6:21:52 PM PST by Scoutmaster (You knew the job was dangerous when you took it)
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To: Riodacat

This is one of the reasons that I wish FR had an upvote system to send top-rated comments to the top of the page. This should be the very first comment any one would read on this thread.


47 posted on 03/03/2012 6:45:37 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: EGPWS

Great reference.


48 posted on 03/03/2012 6:49:23 PM PST by GraniteStateConservative (...He had committed no crime against America so I did not bring him here...-- Worst.President.Ever.)
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To: Red Steel
This video and his affordable housing push as Governor of MA should be enough. But will it be?
49 posted on 03/03/2012 7:07:56 PM PST by BuckeyeTexan (Man is not free unless government is limited. ~Ronald Reagan)
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To: Red Steel

Great stuff. There is a blank spot when you try to find out just what Mitt DID to “save the olympics”.

He acted like a liberal!


50 posted on 03/03/2012 8:34:48 PM PST by DBrow
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