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Romney to endorse Handel in Georgia runoff ("Me, too! Me, too!")
CNN's Political Ticker ^ | July 21, 2010 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 07/21/2010 10:32:29 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

A day after advancing to Georgia's Republican gubernatorial runoff as the favorite to win the nomination, Karen Handel picked up the support of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, CNN has learned.

"A successful businesswoman and public servant, Karen Handel's blend of executive, political, and business experience is just what Georgia needs at this critical time," Romney said in a statement Wednesday. "The leadership skills that she has honed in both the private and public sectors will enable her to make tough decisions and enact the reforms needed to get the economy back on track and foster job creation."

Handel and Rep. Nathan Deal emerged from a four-way primary battle and will now face off in the Aug. 10 runoff. Handel was boosted in the primary by endorsements from Sarah Palin and Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer. Deal is backed by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who represented Georgia's sixth congressional district for two decades.

Romney stayed out of the primary, an aide said, because one of the candidates, state Sen. Eric Johnson, had backed Romney during his 2008 presidential bid.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Georgia; Campaign News; Parties; U.S. Congress
KEYWORDS: alwayslatemitt; catchupromney; covetingromney; georgia; indecisiveromney; jealousromney; nodecisionmitt; palin; quiveringmitt; romney; sarahpalin; trailingromney
What a "Profile in Courage", huh?
1 posted on 07/21/2010 10:32:35 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who asked you Mitt?


2 posted on 07/21/2010 10:36:57 AM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread- I swear I try!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt is thinkin’ Romney - Palin 2012


3 posted on 07/21/2010 10:37:30 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: Blueflag

He’ll be lucky if she picks him for Secretary of Commerce or some such...


4 posted on 07/21/2010 10:39:39 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Soapbox & Ballot Box or Ammo Box.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Willard is followin Sarah,

Again.


5 posted on 07/21/2010 10:39:59 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("There is no more money. Period. We are BROKE." - Lurker 5/21/10)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I wonder if she's considered a “Obama is not Handel's Messiah” slogan.
6 posted on 07/21/2010 10:51:53 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (What's "My Struggle" in Kenyan?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

This may shape up into a Palin-Romney ticket. But I’d prefer a Palin-Cain or maybe a Palin-Brewer ticket. Or how about a Palin-Patreus ticket?


7 posted on 07/21/2010 10:54:05 AM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think that Karen came in first because of Palin’s endorsement.

Mitt - meh. Not so much.


8 posted on 07/21/2010 11:02:49 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Ole Okie

Hey what the heck..Let him jump on the bandwagon just so Roy Barnes doesn’t come back to haunt us assuming she gets past the “Clinton Democrat” Nathan Deal in the runoff.


9 posted on 07/21/2010 11:09:42 AM PDT by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: CrazyIvan

You get an A+ for cleverness.


10 posted on 07/21/2010 11:41:07 AM PDT by jla
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

At least we now know who not to vote for.


11 posted on 07/21/2010 11:42:24 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: BubbaJunebug
just so Roy Barnes doesn’t come back to haunt us

A sevenfold "Amen" on that.

12 posted on 07/21/2010 11:54:32 AM PDT by Ole Okie
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To: Ocarterma
I prefer a PALIN/BOLTON ticket!
13 posted on 07/21/2010 12:05:04 PM PDT by leprechaun9
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To: leprechaun9

Sarah Palin/John Bolton 2012

Mitt Romney/Perez Hilton 2012


14 posted on 07/21/2010 12:13:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Blueflag

Mitt should be so lucky as to be part of Palin-Romney ‘12!


15 posted on 07/21/2010 12:15:02 PM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Diogenesis
Sarah Palin/John Bolton 2012

Mitt Romney/Michael Bolton 2012

16 posted on 07/21/2010 12:25:51 PM PDT by Ocarterma (formerly Obushma: Because he's way past Bush---he's Carter now!)
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To: Diogenesis

Sarah Palin/John Bolton 2012

Mitt Romney/Perez Hilton 2012

No....Sarah Palin / Paris Hilton


17 posted on 07/21/2010 12:39:45 PM PDT by BubbaJunebug (s)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’ll be lucky if she picks him for Secretary of Commerce or some such...”

I do believe his business background includes Staples so he actually should be a great choice to run the Office Supplies department.


18 posted on 07/21/2010 12:44:30 PM PDT by Grams A (The Sun will rise in the East in the morning and God is still on his throne.)
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To: Secret Agent Man
At least we now know who not to vote for.

Your fire insurance paid up?

19 posted on 07/21/2010 3:45:34 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: justsaynomore; H.Bowman; Always A Marine; rawhide; Vigilantcitizen

Just so you know ...


20 posted on 07/21/2010 5:15:31 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan
Just so you know ...

Yeah, I heard that while traveling today. It doesn't surprise me that Romney would support the least conservative candidate in the race. But I am still disappointed that Sarah endorsed Karen Handel to sabotage Nathan Deal.

Karen Handel is a former dues-paying member of Log Cabin Republicans who denied ever giving them money -- until a copy of her handwritten dues check appeared. Perhaps Handel's not as conservative as she claims; her past denials of the payment certainly impugn her veracity. An unfortunate choice by Sarah Palin, and by Mitt Romney.

21 posted on 07/21/2010 9:00:11 PM PDT by Always A Marine
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