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Romney gets ready for 2012
The Washington Post ^ | October 30, 2010 | Dan Balz

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....

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local; U.S. Senate
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Well, isn't that special!
1 posted on 10/30/2010 3:27:51 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No thanks, Romney!


2 posted on 10/30/2010 3:29:35 PM PDT by IbJensen (Our government is a disease masquerading as its own cure.)
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To: IbJensen

Romney in 2012 will do for the Republicans what McCain did for them in 2008.


3 posted on 10/30/2010 3:30:59 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

And the Washington Post gets ready to endorse him.


4 posted on 10/30/2010 3:31:25 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
On this trip, he was stumping for Rob Portman, the Republican Senate candidate who is heavily favored to win his race Tuesday.

Profiles in Courage, 2010 edition.

5 posted on 10/30/2010 3:31:52 PM PDT by Yossarian (A pro-life democrat is one who holds out for something in return for his pro-abortion vote.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s getting ready? What, he went for a haircut?


6 posted on 10/30/2010 3:31:56 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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


7 posted on 10/30/2010 3:32:27 PM PDT by excopconservative
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Only REAL conservatives need apply in 2012. Romney can take a hike with McCain.


8 posted on 10/30/2010 3:32:27 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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!


9 posted on 10/30/2010 3:32:35 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

10 posted on 10/30/2010 3:32:59 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: Venturer
I don't wear mittens and I certainly wouldn't want used ones. Myth, go back to MA and straighten out the health care mess that you cooked up.
11 posted on 10/30/2010 3:33:12 PM PDT by JPG (Sarah Palin says: "Buck-up or get out of the truck.")
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To: presently no screen name

He’s getting ready to get ready.


12 posted on 10/30/2010 3:33:23 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Despair; man's surrender. Laughter; God's redemption.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The candidate that the Washington Compost wants the GOP to elect. No thanks.


13 posted on 10/30/2010 3:34:50 PM PDT by Servant of the Cross (I'm with Jim DeMint ... on the fringe baby!)
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To: workerbee

Karl Rove will be pushing Romney starting on Tuesday. Get ready.


14 posted on 10/30/2010 3:34:54 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Elegant snake oil salesman.


15 posted on 10/30/2010 3:36:09 PM PDT by goldi (')
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To: jimbo123

the poster forgot to add the “BARF” alert


16 posted on 10/30/2010 3:36:20 PM PDT by ak267
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We really, really, really don’t need “Obama light”


17 posted on 10/30/2010 3:37:15 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (Why protest fur and not leather? Ever try to hassle a motorcycle gang?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Great,
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


18 posted on 10/30/2010 3:37:15 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Less gubmint is best gubmint.)
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To: jimbo123

S’okay.

By 2012, Romney (and probably Rove too) will be nothing more than political caricatures.


19 posted on 10/30/2010 3:37:19 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A Zombie would be Romney. The Washington Post will not be picking the Republican presidential candidate this time.


20 posted on 10/30/2010 3:37:52 PM PDT by hflynn (The One is really the Number Two)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We’re getting ready for Romney too: Ready to reject him.


21 posted on 10/30/2010 3:41:15 PM PDT by Mad_as_heck (The MSM - America's (domestic) public enemy #1.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

BHORom


22 posted on 10/30/2010 3:45:12 PM PDT by FrankR (November 2nd is NOT an election - it's a RESTRAINING ORDER.....VOTE!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
HEY MITT !!

Go back to Boston.

And take Boehner with you!!

23 posted on 10/30/2010 3:46:13 PM PDT by mcmuffin (Keep your powder and tobacco dry)
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To: Luke21

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.


24 posted on 10/30/2010 3:47:23 PM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: FrankR
B T T T ! ! !


25 posted on 10/30/2010 3:47:31 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

26 posted on 10/30/2010 3:47:38 PM PDT by frankenMonkey (I can see November from my window... It's now on my front porch... It's now knocking on the door!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Ready for what?


27 posted on 10/30/2010 3:50:29 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: Joe Boucher

Agreed. None of these usetawuz’s is electable. If the GOP nominated any of them, WE ARE DOOMED TO ANOTHER FOUR YEARS OF DUMBO!


28 posted on 10/30/2010 3:53:23 PM PDT by GoldenPup
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He still has Rove’s “where else are they going to go?” attitude. Forget about it, Romney.


29 posted on 10/30/2010 3:54:06 PM PDT by stilloftyhenight (Don't make me use uppercase.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“I haven’t made that decision,”

Hope the people make that decision for him and shitcan him!


30 posted on 10/30/2010 3:54:22 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The fact that the Washington Post is campaigning for Mr. Romney is all you need to know.
31 posted on 10/30/2010 3:55:04 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum ("The only stable state is one in which all men are equal before the law." -- Aristotle)
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To: jimbo123
Karl Rove will be pushing Romney starting on Tuesday. Get ready.

Exactly. Romney is the establishment pick. It will be fun watching them try to explain Romneycare.
32 posted on 10/30/2010 3:55:36 PM PDT by nhwingut (Palin/Bachmann '12)
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To: Ronin

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.


33 posted on 10/30/2010 3:57:01 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

No barf alert?


34 posted on 10/30/2010 3:58:07 PM PDT 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: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


35 posted on 10/30/2010 3:58:27 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

lol....Screw you, Romney.


36 posted on 10/30/2010 4:00:10 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Not much difference between Romneycare and Obamacare..
What other Obamacitis does Romney carry?...

Romney is scary... sneaky.. a carrier..

37 posted on 10/30/2010 4:02:27 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I’d rather have Hillary. At least she’ll stab you in the heart, not the back.


38 posted on 10/30/2010 4:04:37 PM PDT by Dogbert41
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt is so YESTERDAY!! SAVE YOUR MONEY, MITT!


39 posted on 10/30/2010 4:04:52 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion......the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Ann Archy

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.


40 posted on 10/30/2010 4:06:39 PM PDT by Luke21
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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??


41 posted on 10/30/2010 4:06:52 PM PDT by browniexyz
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To: Luke21

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.


42 posted on 10/30/2010 4:07:39 PM PDT by Ronin (If he were not so gruesomely incompetent and dangerous, Obama would just be silly.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


43 posted on 10/30/2010 4:09:26 PM PDT by techno
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Why is he wasting his time?

Ain’t gonna happen.


44 posted on 10/30/2010 4:10:31 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.

45 posted on 10/30/2010 4:12:10 PM PDT by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: goldi

Oily game show host.


46 posted on 10/30/2010 4:12:27 PM PDT by miss marmelstein
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FO, Willard!


47 posted on 10/30/2010 4:14:30 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: johnthebaptistmoore; ak267

I figured the words “Romney” and “Washington Post” were all the warning a body needed...


48 posted on 10/30/2010 4:22:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Every decent man is ashamed of the government he lives under. ~Mencken)
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To: Venturer

“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.


49 posted on 10/30/2010 4:22:51 PM PDT by swain_forkbeard (Rationality may not be sufficient, but it is necessary.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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....


50 posted on 10/30/2010 4:35:23 PM PDT by hellbender
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