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A Romney we can respect (So it begins)
The Boston Globe ^ | May 18, 2011 | Brian McGrory

Posted on 05/17/2011 9:44:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Old friend Mitt Romney understands that if the occasion should ever arise, he’s not actually allowed to use a PowerPoint presentation during a presidential inaugural address — right? Mitt, right?

After his performance in Michigan last week, you’ve got to wonder what form his marriage proposal took to Ann. “Listen, Sweetie, as you can see from the bar chart on this next slide, the genetic risk of me ever losing my hair is incalculably low.’’

Romney’s use of a projector and overhead screen at least week’s health care speech — billed as the most important event of his young campaign — was not the biggest surprise. That’s becoming par for an increasingly unorthodox course. It wasn’t even the fact that he kept referring to Massachusetts as “my state’’ after belittling us for years. Mitt, all is forgiven; welcome home, friend.

No, the biggest shock by far was the content of his speech. Mitt Romney actually planted a flag in the middle of a controversial issue and defended it. He stood up for something he had already done. It might have been the most un-Mitt of moments since he apparently sold off his entire collection of silk neckties.

In terms of background, Romney has been under fire for his role in the passage of the state’s 2006 health care overhaul, the landmark law that has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in Massachusetts, stayed within cost projections, led to a steep drop in so-called free care, and is widely popular here. Besides that, it’s been a disaster.

Every conservative across this grand nation has demanded an apology from Romney for the utter lunacy of successful health care reform. The poor fops at the Wall Street Journal editorial page breathlessly dubbed him “Obama’s Running Mate.’’(continued)

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


TOPICS: Massachusetts; Campaign News; Issues; Parties
KEYWORDS: bostonglobe4romney; deathcare; globe4romneycare; massachusetts; nothealthcare; nytime4gaymarriage; nytimesagenda; obamacare; romney; romneycare; romneymarriage
I think we already knew that the Beltway RINOs, Country Clubbers, Bushies and other assorted squishes want him to run. He's the only one who can't use ObamaCare as a weapon in 2012 (with the possible exception of a senile former speaker) so it pretty much assures 4 more years for Mr. Obama and a Jeb Bush run in 2016. A blind man could see it.
1 posted on 05/17/2011 9:44:43 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the left media wants him....WE DONT.


2 posted on 05/17/2011 9:46:14 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Romney turns out to be the candidate, I will hold my nose and vote for him.

Anybody but Obama.

But I would much rather see Herman Cain or Michele Bachmann win and at the top of the ticket.


3 posted on 05/17/2011 9:47:51 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: Walkingfeather

AMEN!


4 posted on 05/17/2011 9:48:17 PM PDT by doc1019 (Palin/Bachmann, unbeatable.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

FUMR!


5 posted on 05/17/2011 9:48:30 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: scorchedearther
If Romney turns out to be the candidate, I will hold my nose and vote for him.

Anybody but Obama.


Not me!

A Romney Presidency would do the same thing to the National GOP as a Romney Governership did to the MA GOP, KILL IT!

You don't run to the middle and away from conservative principles like Myth does all the time, and get anything done concerning issues that are near and dear to conservatives.

If Romney gets the nomination, I do my best to make sure he is defeated.

I spend my time and all available money on a third party candidate that actually supports my positions on the issues.
6 posted on 05/17/2011 9:51:19 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: scorchedearther
Obama = Romney. Not a single difference.

If Romney is the nominee I will vote third party.
7 posted on 05/17/2011 10:02:40 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: scorchedearther
You know what? As destructive as this Obama Administration is, I can't but help giving partial blame for his election to the Milk Toast, Establishment Republican Party.

I've been through too many of these “vote for our guy because he's not as bad as the other guy” elections.

If Romney gets the nomination, I will actively support a Conservative Third Party candidate. My reason? Romney is another of those “I'll cross the isle” types, which means, he does subscribe to many aspects of Liberalism. Romney, Daniels, Pawlenty and Gingrich are Republicans in the image of a Bob Dole or John McCain. They are also all week candidates and will get the same result as ‘08. If that's the type of candidate the Republican Party wants, realizing Sen Dole does have health issues, why not just nominate John McCain again???

You know the old saying, “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me”? Well, I would modify that (for me) to “Fool me five times, shame on me”. Sorry, but not this Conservative. I'll work for another Party to supplant the Republican Party in the long term, working for an optimistic future for my children.

8 posted on 05/17/2011 10:07:43 PM PDT by Rational Thought
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

you’ve got to wonder what form his marriage proposal took to Ann.
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Actually Mitty didnt propose to 15 yo Ann

Daddy did that for him

George did everything for lil Mitty

Picked her out as a future suitable wife for the son he was frooming to be POTUS

and took the Methodist girl into his own home in order to finish bringing her up and to teach her how ro be a good mormon wife...

Oh yes Mitty has never had to make any big decisions on his own...

And even the little decisions he has made stunk...

Putting the dog on the roof of the car ???

and then wondering why it pooped in fright ???

Bright idea Mitt...


9 posted on 05/17/2011 10:12:28 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the landmark law that has dramatically reduced the number of uninsured people in Massachusetts, stayed within cost projections, led to a steep drop in so-called free care,

Not a single one of these claims is true, so why would we believe anything the writer has to say, or even keep reading beyond this point?

Most of the uninsured who have not been picked up by Medicaid or taxpayer subsidies are still uninsured. The cost estimates are low by between 10 and 25%, and as for "free care," [read: expensive for those who actually pay, like most thievery] that has been merely shifted from people whose bills were once paid by other hospital patrons to taxpayers -- in other words, only the collection agency for "free care" is different, the people actually paying are the same people as before.

10 posted on 05/17/2011 10:15:51 PM PDT by FredZarguna (It looks just like a Telefunken U-47. In leather.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Myth Romney is the new John McLaim..


11 posted on 05/17/2011 10:34:58 PM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole...)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I won't vote for Romney and I might not vote for Jeb.

I don't need to hear anything else Romney has to say, it's a done deal for me.

12 posted on 05/17/2011 10:38:45 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Romney I can respect is the one who admits he is in no way conservative and promises to never appear on my TV screen again.


13 posted on 05/17/2011 11:03:54 PM PDT by jospehm20
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
.....pretty much assures 4 more years for Mr. Obama and a Jeb Bush run in 2016

That's about the only way Jeb can make it............Good food for thought on what may be really going on.

14 posted on 05/17/2011 11:17:32 PM PDT by The Cajun (Palin, Bachmann, Free Republic, Mark Levin, Rush, Hannity......Nuff said.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

My, my, my....

Isn’t THIS a surprise!!!

So nice of the Libsucks to tell us who we should nominate.

Of course, Mitt may be a nice guy NOW, but if (God Forbid, PLEASE!!!) he were to get the nomination, the MSM would turn on him and rip him to pieces faster than Michael Moore could take out a slice of Pepperoni pizza.


15 posted on 05/17/2011 11:22:26 PM PDT by Ronin ("A society of sheep must in time beget a government of wolves" -- Bertrand de Jouve)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Bush for Prez is as sickening as Romney. Its time for new blood not more blue blood.


16 posted on 05/17/2011 11:24:47 PM PDT by MissMack99 (BO Stinks!)
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To: scorchedearther

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCYfdMwPBi0

Frig that. If $hit Romney Marsh is the candidate, I’m voting for ME !


17 posted on 05/17/2011 11:35:37 PM PDT by onona (Fullly aware that I may be totally)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I will never forget when he first started running for President and they showed a picture of his wife with her horse. I myself have done dressage, jumping; etc; but that’s not the point. The point is he and his wife do not understand America. It was like a smack in the face to Americans. Like they were saying we are your betters and don’t you forget it; even though I think they were probably thinking we are showing them what class is. Strange as it may sound; I have never liked him after that. I didn’t know who he was and didn’t know he was as rich as he is; but it was such a show of rudeness; I could never vote for him. I will say it was a nice picture but spoke volumes as to the disconnect the elitists have. They just don’t think they are human beings.


18 posted on 05/18/2011 12:46:10 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If the Boston Globe (New York Times) and Soros
want Romney, then if the GOP takes him, we
will not vote for him, but work against him AND the GOP.


19 posted on 05/18/2011 4:05:39 AM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: scorchedearther
He can only be the candidate if He gets thru the primaries
20 posted on 05/18/2011 4:18:40 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The only way to stop this is for the non-Rinos to align behind one of the other candidates early. I’m not saying who, but we need to focus very hard on the earliest debates, pick one person, and support him or her. Otherwise we are going to get Romney as Mr. Next-in-line, and as you point out that is going to be very bad.


21 posted on 05/18/2011 4:37:03 AM PDT by jocon307
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The Boston Globe (AKA NYTimes Lite) endorsing Romney. That tells me everything I need to know about the guy.


22 posted on 05/18/2011 5:22:12 AM PDT by 6SJ7 (atlasShruggedInd = TRUE)
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To: scorchedearther

I will not vote for a socialist just because he is in the republican party.

If you believe we are on a path to destruction that can be avoided by voting for a CS’er like Romney then you do NOT understand the problem. F-—, even if it was possible to put Regan himself in that office again, we could not avoid the destruction. Why? because its already here...

The stupid F’ers who scuttled this nation are going to fight to drag us down with them. We have a WAR on our hands that MUST be fought if we are going to survive and rebuild something that will bring freedom to ourselves, our families and future generations. We can no longer afford to ally ourselves with the enemy. We cannot allow them in our ranks to toss grenades into our tents.

It is FAR more important to purge our ranks of the enemy than it is to “win” some useless federal election by placing the enemy there in our name. If we cant put a loyal soldier in these federal positions to sabotage, distract and cause general disarray within the enemy capital, then we need to focus entirely on what is VITAL to our cause. Getting our real fighters into positions of power in the states.

F romney, newt, all of the democrat party and any other POF’ingS socialist that currently breaths air.


23 posted on 05/18/2011 5:45:04 AM PDT by myself6
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To: scorchedearther

Thats the thing. They want to put him in and have people vote like you vote. Hold your nose. The presupposition behind that is that YOU CANT GET THE PERSON YOU WANT. WELL HELL YES WE CAN. Its time to tap dance on the wind pipe of the media that constantly shovels that propaganda. We pummeled Obama and his ilk in the last election, lets finish the Job and run their @sses out of town!


24 posted on 05/18/2011 6:53:32 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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