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Vanity: Primary Challenge Romney in 2016 if he does not govern as a Conservative

Posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:52 AM PDT by Thunder90

So if Romney wins the primary, we need to support him. However, us Freepers have many reservations about the guy. So, in exchange for our support, conservatives reserve the right to challenge Romney in the 2016 primary if he does not govern as a conservative.


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: 2016; primary; romney

1 posted on 03/30/2012 8:33:56 AM PDT by Thunder90
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To: Thunder90

Uh, no. We don’t have to support him, and I’m not going to. If the GOP doesn’t want to listen to my voice, they’re not getting my vote.

Besides, Romney can’t beat Obama — why vote for Obama-lite when Obama is already there?


2 posted on 03/30/2012 8:37:01 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: Thunder90

If he does not give all 50 states to opt out of Obamacare by executive order during first week in office, he is toast in 2016.


3 posted on 03/30/2012 8:40:06 AM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: Thunder90

The ineligible poser Milt:
"Oh my Me! Why in the world would I rule
you all as a stupid 'conservative'. Bow, fool."

4 posted on 03/30/2012 8:40:13 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Thunder90
This is like the arguement we heard for supporting RINO McCain in 2008. We were told if we just held our noses and voted for McCain then next time the GOP would run a real conservative candidate. Look where that got us.
5 posted on 03/30/2012 8:41:33 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Thunder90

“So if Romney wins the primary, we need to support him.”

This is where your car careened off the road, went through the guard rail and plummeted down the cliff...

No sale.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 8:47:23 AM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldnÂ’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Thunder90
Anyone that believes a RINO is gonna unseat the first real black President is smoking wacky tobaccy.

Especially when the RINO signature piece is being the Godfather of Obamacare. IF SCOTUS shoots down the unconstitutional Obamacare (they better), the Left who have been working for 50 years to get to this point, will rally round Zero with a fervor not heretofore seen.
7 posted on 03/30/2012 8:48:21 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Thunder90

While a Romney win is unlikely at best, there would be no primary challenger in 4 years if he did.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 8:49:51 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Upstate NY Guy

The GOP is like an abusive drunken husband.

Next time will be different, I promise.


9 posted on 03/30/2012 8:52:07 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: kevkrom
If the GOP doesn’t want to listen to my voice, they’re not getting my vote.

SECOND THAT !!! The GOP will not be getting this Independent vote if mittens is the best you can come with.
10 posted on 03/30/2012 8:53:01 AM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Thunder90

No...Although I agree to challenge him I tend to look toward the mid terms. Get Romney in, start a third party, a real conservative party, and pump the legislature full of conservative legislators. Let em try and get around that.

Much, much easier to fund and run a campaign for the senate and house than for president. Problem I see is, how many would run? Are there any with the nads to do it? I suspect they like to bitch and moan instead of putting their money where their mouth is.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 8:54:41 AM PDT by crz
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To: Thunder90
We already have a record of how Romney governs. Why would he be different as President.

He's a RINO loser & why should Conservatives pretend he's not.

12 posted on 03/30/2012 8:58:05 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Thunder90

Yeah right, we need to support him like the GOP supported Joe Miller in AK.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 9:02:07 AM PDT by JimWayne
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To: Thunder90

If Romney wins the primary, I hope he will not run again in 2016 after the beating he will take in November.


14 posted on 03/30/2012 9:07:17 AM PDT by Ingtar
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To: cripplecreek
The GOP is like an abusive drunken husband. Next time will be different, I promise.

Yup. But many of us will not submit like battered wives who continually bail out their abusive husbands.

I, for one, will not subMitt.

15 posted on 03/30/2012 9:09:02 AM PDT by Upstate NY Guy
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To: Thunder90

Getting ahead of ourselves here? Doesn’t he first have to a) win the nomination and b) defeat Obama before we can plan an opposition candidate for 2016?


16 posted on 03/30/2012 9:19:02 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: OrangeHoof

In the highly unlikely event that Romney actually wins, there will be no viable GOP candidate running against him in 2016.


17 posted on 03/30/2012 9:20:34 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Thunder90
If Romney takes the nod..Obmama/Romneycare is a lock from the administrative branch. If you are so h@ll bent on voting for a socialist and socialized medicine..why don't you just vote for Obama? The leftist have control of both Romney and Obama..so why not save conservatives a truckload of cash and just hand the keys back to the current occupant/tool?

I'm not giving sKerry Romney one thin dime, let alone a vote. All my time and money will go down ticket to the conservative candidates for the Hill. Neither Romney nor Obama will get rid of fascist O'deathcare, I'm not voting for either one of them...period.

18 posted on 03/30/2012 9:23:37 AM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: Thunder90

I wont be voting in 2012 if its Milt.. ima wait and see what happens 2016


19 posted on 03/30/2012 9:24:08 AM PDT by chicken head
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To: LADY J
We already have a record of how Romney governs. Why would he be different as President.

If I may seriously answer this question, he might govern differently as president because a) America is not Massachussetts and b) he might have one or both congressional houses in Republican hands instead of Democrat hands.

I'm not under any illusion that Romney would be far less conservative than I would like but there *is* a possibility that he would govern more conservatively than he did in Massachussetts because he has a different constituency and a different congress.

20 posted on 03/30/2012 9:25:53 AM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: Thunder90
Vanity: Primary Challenge Romney in 2016 if when he does not govern as a Conservative.

Fix'd.

21 posted on 03/30/2012 9:30:04 AM PDT by mykroar (Please be aware any /sarc tag is for the lurkers, not the Freepers.)
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To: Thunder90

we need to support him-—————

try that propaganda on someone else.

I won’t comply.

I will not vote for Obamney.


22 posted on 03/30/2012 9:30:36 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: cripplecreek

Well said. We need to get anyone but Romney in as the Republican candidate, and vote that person in.

So long as we keep playing the Establishment’s game, we will lose.


23 posted on 03/30/2012 9:32:07 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: OrangeHoof

there *is* a possibility that he would govern more conservatively than he did in Massachussetts -——

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

There *is* a possiblity that Obama’s birth certificate is a forgery.

There *is* a possiblity that Obama’s a Christian,no wait, if ‘you shall know them by their deeds’, that’s not a possibility.


24 posted on 03/30/2012 9:33:48 AM PDT by Freddd (No PA Engineers)
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To: Thunder90

Mitt Romney will NEVER occupy the Oval Office. Therefore, any primary challenge to him in 2016 will be as one candidate against another - neither being an incumbent.


25 posted on 03/30/2012 9:33:48 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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To: Freddd

jesus said it best— “ the tree is known by its fruit”


26 posted on 03/30/2012 9:40:19 AM PDT by chicken head
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To: Thunder90

I agree on both counts. Frankly I would plan to primary him regardless, to keep his squish feet to the fire. But America will not survive another Obama term, 2-3 more leftist Justices, etc.


27 posted on 03/30/2012 9:41:14 AM PDT by pogo101
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To: Thunder90

4 days from the WIS primary and we got a WIS guy talkin’ ‘bout ‘16

A. whom do you mean by ‘we’?
B. ya prob didn’t participate in ‘12
C. so ya prob won’t participate in ‘16
D. ‘16 is already underway without ya


28 posted on 03/30/2012 9:41:21 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (and I will not go to Maryland to campaign against MITT.)
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To: Upstate NY Guy
"We were told if we just held our noses and voted for McCain then next time the GOP would run a real conservative candidate. Look where that got us."

Yeah, and what happened was, people didn't hold their noses and we got Bobo. And now Mittens.

29 posted on 03/30/2012 10:31:23 AM PDT by StAnDeliver (=)
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To: Thunder90
We do you contend we need to support him? Just to give the Left an opportunity to denigrate conservatives again. Bush 41 and 43 and Dole and McCain did more damage to the cause than Obama ever did. Obama has contributed to a resurgence of conservatives in the country. Alcoholics only begin to recover when they get to their bottom. This country obviously needs to go further down before it can begin to kick to habit. Four more years of Obama just might do that. Four years of Romney would do nothing but cloud the issues once again, in my humble opinion. I voted for Obama in 2008 and if Romney is the nominee, I will do so again. When asked in 2008 why I voted for O, I predicted a strong reaction against his policies driving the country away from socialist policies.
30 posted on 03/30/2012 10:38:22 AM PDT by ricmc2175
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To: Cheerio; kevkrom
If the GOP doesn’t want to listen to my voice, they’re not getting my vote.

You're not loud enough, look at the votes. They aren't going your way. They're not going my way. It's sad, but reality.

I don't think the solution in the fall is to get into a snit and "let Obama win," he'll probably win anyway because of the "historical nature" of his presidency. Every effort should be made by conservatives, libertarians, teapartiers and the rest opposed to his radicalism and failed policies to make his reelection as difficult as possible.

I'm happy (relieved?) to be in a state where it won't matter how I vote because if my vote determines how my state goes, it's a landslide election.

31 posted on 03/30/2012 10:42:49 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Newt says, "A nominee that depresses turnout won't beat Barack Obama.")
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To: OrangeHoof
"We already have a record of how Romney governs. Why would he be different as President.

If I may seriously answer this question, he might govern differently as president because a) America is not Massachussetts and b) he might have one or both congressional houses in Republican hands instead of Democrat hands.

I'm not under any illusion that Romney would be far less conservative than I would like but there *is* a possibility that he would govern more conservatively than he did in Massachussetts because he has a different constituency and a different congress."

Keywords here are 'might govern differently'. Our country is at stake. Why would we gamble on the idea that a RINO 'might' decide not to be one? Talk is cheap & he is now talking like a Conservative and blowing a ton of money trying to be President. Obama talked a good game too & he got elected. This looks like an Obama clone to me & I'm not buying it.

32 posted on 03/30/2012 10:46:43 AM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: Thunder90
we need to support him.

What you mean "we", kemosabe??

33 posted on 03/30/2012 11:04:17 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio esta enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Thunder90
I can't do it... maybe come November I might feel differently, but right now I can't see myself voting in 2012 if Romney is our candidate. It comes down to this... everyday I blame “the stupid voters” for the mess we are in... I don't intend to become what I loathe. I am an ABO AND and an ABR, to vote for either would also make me a hypocrite. I'll say one thing, if I do vote in such a scenario, it will be the first time I've ever voted with a total sense of dread!
34 posted on 03/30/2012 11:06:02 AM PDT by GizzyGirl
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To: Thunder90

Getting ahead of ourselves.


35 posted on 03/30/2012 11:10:14 AM PDT by Ted Grant
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To: Thunder90
"So if Romney wins the primary, we need to support him."

I don't vote for Socialist liars. FReepers don't let other FReepers vote to slit their own throats.

36 posted on 03/30/2012 12:56:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj
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