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Posted on 10/30/2010 3:27:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
DAYTON, OHIO - Mitt Romney ambled through the exhibits at the InfoTech 2010 conference here the other day, shaking hands, posing for photos, sneaking an occasional chocolate turtle and, ever the salesman, promoting the candidacy of yet another Republican candidate.
On this trip, he was stumping for Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate who is heavily favored to win his race Tuesday. Romney was self-effacing as he moved along the rows of exhibits. "This is Rob Portman, he's running for Senate," he said as he introduced the former congressman to a group at one exhibit. "I'd love for you to vote for him."
All talk of a 2012 presidential candidacy was brushed aside. "I haven't made that decision," he said to one person who inquired about his plans. "I'm just working for this guy [Portman]. Let's get this guy in."
That's been the Romney way this fall. Head down, low profile, tending to the business of deepening relationships in a Republican Party that turned aside his bid for the presidential nomination in 2008. While other potential GOP presidential candidates have sought or drawn attention this fall, Romney seemingly has done the opposite.
He has campaigned in 25 states since the summer, according to a list prepared by his staff. Just recently, he crossed the million-dollar mark in money contributed to other campaigns and candidates from his political action committee. The money has gone to 21 gubernatorial candidates, 25 Senate candidates, more than 200 House candidates and a slew of people running for state legislatures....
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No thanks, Romney!
Romney in 2012 will do for the Republicans what McCain did for them in 2008.
And the Washington Post gets ready to endorse him.
Profiles in Courage, 2010 edition.
He’s getting ready? What, he went for a haircut?
Isn’t he brave? Speaking on behalf of a candidate who is leading his race by 20 points in the week before the election. I’m impressed—NOT
Only REAL conservatives need apply in 2012. Romney can take a hike with McCain.
The Washington ComPost (and others) is STILL pushing Romney at us.... makes me laugh!
Oh my goodness, what a night Tuesday is going to be!
He’s getting ready to get ready.
The candidate that the Washington Compost wants the GOP to elect. No thanks.
Karl Rove will be pushing Romney starting on Tuesday. Get ready.
Elegant snake oil salesman.
the poster forgot to add the “BARF” alert
We really, really, really don’t need “Obama light”
Mitt, Newt, Huckabee,
Is this going to be another well it’s his time b.s. for the pubbies?
Well Bob Dull Dole has been around a long time.
Well Juan Mclame has been around a long time.
Well Newt has been around a long time.
Well Mitt has been a rino a real long time.
Crappola to these goobers. Move on fellas you ain’t the ones to lead at this juncture. Insiders, washington types, etc need not apply
By 2012, Romney (and probably Rove too) will be nothing more than political caricatures.
A Zombie would be Romney. The Washington Post will not be picking the Republican presidential candidate this time.
We’re getting ready for Romney too: Ready to reject him.
And take Boehner with you!!
And if the Washington Post likes him, that is precisely why we need to stay as far away from him as we can.
Funny though, it never ceases to amaze me how the liberals fawn over certain Republicans right up until the moment they get the nomination — and then the knives come out.
They KNOW Romney would be an easy target to take down — so naturally they want him to the the pubbie nominee.
Ready for what?
Agreed. None of these usetawuz’s is electable. If the GOP nominated any of them, WE ARE DOOMED TO ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF DUMBO!
He still has Rove’s “where else are they going to go?” attitude. Forget about it, Romney.
“I haven’t made that decision,”
Hope the people make that decision for him and shitcan him!
I still remember people passing out pamphlets outside my polling place saying that Bob Dole was the most electable candidate diuring the 1996 primaries. This would be deja vu.
No barf alert?
getting ready to be dissapointed again is he? practicing his concession speech perhaps? Maybe going over his various excuses for being a draft dodging, chickenhawk, pseudoconservative from the worst liberal state in America? Better you here it now from us than from our enemy later Mitt. Better for us that is.
lol....Screw you, Romney.
Romney is scary... sneaky.. a carrier..
I’d rather have Hillary. At least she’ll stab you in the heart, not the back.
Mitt is so YESTERDAY!! SAVE YOUR MONEY, MITT!
Let’s get this straight, we are sick of business as usual, and particularly of the limp wristed, GOP establishment. So who does the Compost come a pimping for? The one candidate who represents all of the above.
What makes Romney think he means anything to the voting public other than being the guy who ushered in Obamacare with his mindless Romneycare? Maybe he’s just running for President because it’s a good money-making gig even though you’re not a viable candidate??
Same here. And I can still remember the perplexity of talking to fellow Conservatives who wanted nothing to do with Bob and didn’t know anyone who did — and who could not for the life of themselves figure out where all the “Dole momentum” was coming from.
Well, I know! The MSM decides early in the game the Pubbie they are going to “support” and does everything they can to endow that candidate with an “aura” of inevitability, smugly secure in the knowledge that that person has numerous easily exploitable flaws that they can attack once the nomination is wrapped up.
It worked for Dole, it worked (last time) for McCain, they’re probably right in thinking that if they can con the pubbies into nominating Romney, it would work again.
I’m not falling for it this time.
I promise to work with the Democrats and usher in a new spirit of cooperation and bipartisanship.
Romneycare has absolutely nothing to do with Obamacare.
Why is he wasting his time?
Ain’t gonna happen.
Mitt Romney- "Fortunate Son"
Romney had missed much of the American anti-Vietnam War movement and associated tumult while away, and was surprised to find out that his father had turned against the war during his ill-fated 1968 presidential campaign. The circumstances of his father's loss would grate on Mitt for decades. Regarding his own status in terms of the military draft, Romney had initially gotten a student deferment, then like most other Mormorn missionaries he had received a ministerial deferment while in France. Following his return, Romney got another student deferment. When those ran out and he became eligible for military service in 1970, his high number in the annual draft lottery (300) meant he would not be drafted.
Does anyone else see this as a major liability for Mitt and us? That's some HEAVY baggage and the left will have a field day with it.
Oily game show host.
I figured the words “Romney” and “Washington Post” were all the warning a body needed...
“Romney in 2012 will do for the Republicans what McCain did for them in 2008.”
I disagree, really. Romney would be a much better CANDIDATE. I don’t think he would be a much better PRESIDENT.
The conundrum is how to get a President elected who is, fundamentally, anathema to the DC establishment.
Romney is another in a long string of country-clubbers who have frustrated the attempt to remold the Republican Party as a conservative vehicle. He leads in polls in my state. Has the Pubbie Party done anything, like ending open primaries, to keep these RINO creeps from getting nominated? No....