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Mitt Romney Supporters Working To Paint Him As The Anti-Palin
The Huffington Post | February 11, 2011 | Sam Stein

Posted on 02/11/2011 3:00:04 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

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TOPICS: Massachusetts; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: 2012; cpac; freepressforpalin; fudgepac; massachusetts; palin; romney; romney4romney; sarahpalin
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As if this is something new. It was his former aides in the 2008 McCain campaign who were trashing her before the election was decided. Oh, and no one has to convince real conservatives that he's the anti-Palin. And Governor Palin won't want for campaign cash if she announces, believe me!!
1 posted on 02/11/2011 3:00:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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Link to article:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/11/mitt-romney-supporters-anti-sarah-palin_n_821957.html


2 posted on 02/11/2011 3:01:07 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle. ~Lincoln)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is 0 lite.


3 posted on 02/11/2011 3:01:56 PM PST by TribalPrincess2U (demonicRATS= Obama's Mosque, taxes, painful death. Is this what you want?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He must be betting on those open primaries


4 posted on 02/11/2011 3:03:36 PM PST by GeronL (http://www.stink-eye.net/forum/index.php for FR backup site!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Some would consider that a bug, not a feature.


5 posted on 02/11/2011 3:05:27 PM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: BOOM. Taste My Cluebat!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He fights dirty. He appears to be Mr. nice guy, but he’s not.


6 posted on 02/11/2011 3:05:44 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL

Operation Chaos for Dems 2012.

They know a Mitty nomination will insure a Tea Party POTUS candidate on the ballot in most states.

Baraq’s only shot is a Clintonian plurality win. Stranger things have happened.


7 posted on 02/11/2011 3:05:48 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thats his big mistake. He ought to have been out front taking on Obama all this time, if he wanted to be taken seriously. Obama has been on an anti-constitutional rampage for the last two years and Romney hasn’t been able to rouse himself to take notice. His followers spend all their ink on a fellow Republican and little or none on the Obamists.

He had a chance to be reborn as a leader and a warrior, except he never led and he is no warrior. He waits and positions himself and waits. Some day the phone will ring. Some day it will be his turn.


8 posted on 02/11/2011 3:06:39 PM PST by marron
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I like Trump getting into the race - “Split the Mitt” vote.


9 posted on 02/11/2011 3:07:24 PM PST by bigbob
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To: None

If Palin is like Reagan and Romney like Bush I.
What does that leave you for the Summer of 2012?


10 posted on 02/11/2011 3:10:28 PM PST by RBIEL2
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Spare me. The anti-Palin. Please.

There was a time when I considered Romney a potential candidate with the business acumen to turn the economy in the right direction.

No more. Not since Romneycare.

(BTW,speaking of successful businessmen, not Trump either.)


11 posted on 02/11/2011 3:11:58 PM PST by capecodder
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
WTF is ‘The Anti Pailin’ mean?

Oh, Ya, I know:

I DON'T make a stand for ANYTHING!

I Don't hunt, and do not support the Second Amendment.

I Do believe in socialized health care.

I Do believe all the crap the MSM writes/says about Sarah Palin.

I'm one big Doody...

12 posted on 02/11/2011 3:12:27 PM PST by Leo Farnsworth (I'm not really Leo Farnsworth.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

To the headline: of course they are and they have been since 2008.


13 posted on 02/11/2011 3:13:09 PM PST by svcw (God in His own time not ours)
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To: RBIEL2

Obama is like Carter?

I’ll buy that.


14 posted on 02/11/2011 3:13:39 PM PST by t-dude (Sarah causes banal and vituperous evil snarks to shriek in horror!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I would vote for the Anti-Palin because?????????????????????

I didn’t think so.


15 posted on 02/11/2011 3:19:17 PM PST by Venturer
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To: capecodder
speaking of successful businessmen, not Trump either

I'm no Trumppie, but Donald has been VERY successful lining his own pockets. It's his investors who have taken gas.

16 posted on 02/11/2011 3:23:02 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Myth does his hunting in the meat display case. “Oh, goody, rump roast.”


17 posted on 02/11/2011 3:23:41 PM PST by JPG (Work for conservative change like your country depended on it.)
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To: bigbob
I like Trump getting into the race - “Split the Mitt” vote.

I'm afraid it's a little more complicated than that. Just like Perot getting a lot of conservative votes he didn't deserve based on his positions, Trump's demeanor may divert as many or more votes from Palin than from Romney.

A lot of people vote on character impressions, or on outsider vs. insider. Better candidates like Daniels and Pawlenty are more likely to take from Romney.

With Romney, he must be beaten soundly in Iowa ... no surprise second place finish.

Then his performance in New Hampshire must be described as practically a home state win. Bill Clinton, who won neither Iowa nor New Hampshire used this successfully against Mass. Senator Paul Tsongas, who was never heard from again. Then, Romney finishes low in South Carolina. Describe any wins in Nevada or Utah as Mormons voting for a Mormon. Nothing against Mormons politically, but that was what happened last time (except for Paul's shenanigans in Nevada). I remember normally-conservative Greeks who voted for Dukakis. For certain groups, identity politics is hard to overcome. Whoever is the front-runner should concentrate on the Michigan primary (2/28/2012). Knock Romney out in an important "home" state and he's done.
18 posted on 02/11/2011 3:23:54 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am not going to vote for the son of a Michigan Governor, I’m not going to vote for a former Massachusetts Governor. I don’t care what his religion is, I don’t care what party he says he belongs to. He is a quisling and an appeaser and I will have no part of him.


19 posted on 02/11/2011 3:25:15 PM PST by Gaffer
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Trump's demeanor may divert as many or more votes from Palin than from Romney.

I think not. People that support Sarah Palin do so because they can readily see how she lives her values; one need only need to see the photo of her with Trig to know that. Trump? Get real....bad bad comb-back/over/sideways/back-to-front (whatever it is and how he does it). He's a showboat and a moneymaker schemer that would be well-suited to be a Barnum and Bailey Barker. The only way he'll get any real semblance of vote support if he gives away a Trump Atlantic City weekend with a hooker. You really can't be serious.

20 posted on 02/11/2011 3:30:03 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: JPG

Are you kidding? Mitt doesn’t do such menial things as shoppping at the grocery stores....get a life! :>)))


21 posted on 02/11/2011 3:36:20 PM PST by jennings2004 (Sarah Palin: "The bright light at the end of a very dark tunnel!")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

so not as the anti-obama, but the anti-palin, where’s their priorities?


22 posted on 02/11/2011 3:36:52 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Mitt Romney Supporters Working To Paint Him As The Anti-Palin”

Well it’s true.
That’s why we are anti Romney!


23 posted on 02/11/2011 3:37:52 PM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Vote like Obama is on the ballot)
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To: Gaffer

You are only describing part of Palin’s voter base. A lot of people don’t pay as close attention to this stuff as Freepers do.

In any event, I never said that Trump would get a LOT of votes, only that the votes he gets may not come out of Romney’s hide, which the previous poster had suggested.

Trump has money and name recognition. Voters have short memories. Even a 5% draw may make a difference in a crowded field.

But of course I don’t think he has a chance of winning the nomination. He CAN help shape the race by spending $$$ attacking candidate X so that candidate Y needn’t get his hands dirty.


24 posted on 02/11/2011 3:39:18 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: nascarnation

Trump declared bankruptcy to avoid paying his $40+ million debt citing “an act of god” clause for the 2008 market crash “noone saw that one coming” then sued his debter for giving him a bad name


25 posted on 02/11/2011 3:41:10 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Reason enough to despise the RINO


26 posted on 02/11/2011 3:43:59 PM PST by Figment ("A communist is someone who reads Marx.An anti-communist is someone who understands Marx" R Reagan)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Whatever your rationale is your business.....I’m single minded this time - no diversions, no quarter from my objective. It is her, or it is nothing. I will not be McCained again, even if it means sitting out a non-Palin ticket vote come 2012. If that happens we are too far gone anyway.


27 posted on 02/11/2011 3:44:46 PM PST by Gaffer
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To: 4rcane

Impressive how these guys skate on their screw-ups isn’t it?


28 posted on 02/11/2011 3:46:28 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I supported Romney in 2008. I won’t this year, and I think branding him as the anti-Palin is a big mistake.

I wish Pence were still around. So it goes.

If at least one conservative would throw her/his hat in this race and actually act committed about it, that will be enough. It would be best that the vote didn’t get split.

Michelle? Are you listening? :)

I know they say a Congressman can’t win, but so far all my favorites have been.


29 posted on 02/11/2011 3:48:23 PM PST by CaspersGh0sts
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To: 2ndDivisionVet; Admin Moderator
Huh, a few weeks ago, a friend of mine posted a story from Zero Hedge, which merely had an ancillary link to HuffPo, and it got yanked. Admin Mod said that HuffPo was verboten (apparently, even if the the source is not the HuffPo, but merely links to it). So what's the deal, is HuffPo banned or not?
30 posted on 02/11/2011 3:53:35 PM PST by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Shouldn’t be too hard.

Mitt is indeed anti-Palin...he is nothing like her.


31 posted on 02/11/2011 3:55:49 PM PST by Retired Greyhound
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To: Dr. Sivana

How many of the early primaries you listed allow crossover voting? I can see the Dems going big for Mitt as their version of Operation Chaos.


32 posted on 02/11/2011 3:57:29 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: pissant
Team-spirit ping!


Today is a good day to die.
I didn't say for whom.

33 posted on 02/11/2011 4:00:10 PM PST by The Comedian ("Cry flummox and let loose the camels of war." - Truth29)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is my last choice. As in 3rd party.


34 posted on 02/11/2011 4:01:44 PM PST by Darren McCarty (We should lead ourselves instead of looking for leaders)
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To: nascarnation
I can see the Dems going big for Mitt as their version of Operation Chaos.

A lot will depend on whether Obama draws a serious opponent (a la Ted Kennedy vs. Carter in '80). Assuming Obama is unchallenged, I don't see the crossover Dems providing a unified bloc for Romney.

Long forgotten fact, REAGAN benefited heavily from cross-over voting in '76 in the south, and in heartland states like Indiana.
35 posted on 02/11/2011 4:04:08 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Wow, that’s funny. So are Palin supporters.


36 posted on 02/11/2011 4:08:33 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: Tanniker Smith
Excellent. We aim to please.

Are you a Romney supporter?

37 posted on 02/11/2011 4:11:04 PM PST by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Anti-Palin must mean...
- anti-common sense
- anti-conservative
- anti-second amendment
- anti-likable
- anti-capable
- anti-beautiful
- etc.....


38 posted on 02/11/2011 4:16:57 PM PST by paulycy (Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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To: Dr. Sivana

You may be right but I could envision Olberman and Soros pushing the Dem Operation Chaos HARD for Romney.

It would pretty much guarantee a split in the anti-Obama vote in November. I believe Baraq has rock solid support in the low 30% range and even with 10% unemployment and $4 gas could pull off a Clintonian plurality win.


39 posted on 02/11/2011 4:19:50 PM PST by nascarnation
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Thanks fine with me!!!!


40 posted on 02/11/2011 4:23:53 PM PST by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: fedupjohn

Thanks=Thats


41 posted on 02/11/2011 4:25:13 PM PST by fedupjohn ("They act like permanent residents of a unicorn ranch in fantasy land"....Sarah Palin 2012)
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To: The Comedian

Palin couldn’t ask for a better endorsement than people saying she’s not at all like flipper.


42 posted on 02/11/2011 4:30:24 PM PST by pissant ((Bachmann 2012 - Freepmail to get on/off PING list))
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To: TribalPrincess2U

Yes he is. If they intend to run Romney or the Huckster then we have lost 2012 already.


43 posted on 02/11/2011 4:33:02 PM PST by jmacusa (Two wrongs don't make a right. But they can make it interesting.)
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To: nascarnation
You may be right but I could envision Olberman and Soros pushing the Dem Operation Chaos HARD for Romney.

Olberman is on the Al Gore network. He is effectively marginalized. Chris Matthews has more of an audience. Dems mobilize differently than we do. Their operations will be through teachers' unions, homo agitprop groups, etc.

They are good at making noise, less so at coordinating a counter-intuitive big voter turnout. Half of the 5% who voted for Nader because Gore was insufficiently progressive would not be able to get themselves to vote for Romney, even as a joke.

I also don't think the Dem machines in the big cities will get involved in rigging a Republican primary election, the payoff is way too indirect, and not worth the effort.
44 posted on 02/11/2011 4:34:39 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Maybe he’s the anti-Christ?

No, sorry Mitt. Obama already has that one locked up.


45 posted on 02/11/2011 5:03:52 PM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

as the anti Palin, he is doomed.


46 posted on 02/11/2011 5:04:10 PM PST by The Wizard (Madam President is my President now and in the future)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s already painted himself as a clown.


47 posted on 02/11/2011 5:08:31 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: marron

He can only be a reactionary, He certainly isn’t, ever, going to be responsive.


48 posted on 02/11/2011 5:10:40 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously..... You won't live through it anyway.)
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To: trisham

Thought my post was self-explanatory. Palin supporters want to paint Romney as the anti-Palin as well.


49 posted on 02/11/2011 5:11:23 PM PST by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: trisham

That’s the way Mitt won his gubernatorial and general in MA: he ran against female candidates whom he painted as complete, stereotypical female ditzes. I’m pretty sure it will backfire if his team continues to be so overt about it with Palin—which I’m sure is why they’ve generally been trying to bury their tracks.


50 posted on 02/11/2011 5:13:16 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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