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Despite opposition effort, Romney says he lines up with the Tea Party
The Daily Caller ^ | June 14, 2011 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 06/14/2011 4:54:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

DERRY, N.H. — Mitt Romney says he can appeal to Tea Partiers, even though activists and groups aligned with the movement are stressing that they need to defeat him in 2012.

“I think I line up pretty well with the Tea Party,” he said in response to a question from The Daily Caller after touring the Derry Feed and Supply store. “They want to see smaller government. So do I.”

But not everyone associated with the movement see Romney as one of them.

Joe Miller, a former U.S. Senate candidate in Alaska and a Tea Party darling, is now running a “Stop Romney” campaign, for example. And FreedomWorks, a national organization run by former Rep. Dick Armey, has not hidden the fact that the activists they deal with do not want to see Romney in the White House. Leaders there have said they worry that Tea Partiers won’t show up to the polls in the general election if Romney is the Republican nominee.

“I believe in redemption, but at some point, you sort of give up,” Matt Kibbe, the president of the Tea Party-aligned group, FreedomWorks, recently said in an interview. “And we’ve given up on Mitt Romney.”

After making his first debate appearance of the cycle Monday night in the Granite State, Romney spent Tuesday greeting customers at local diners, asking them what they thought of the debate and the Boston Bruins game. He even showed his jokester side at Mary Ann’s diner, jumping and letting out a screech at one point by acting like a waitress he was taking a photo with pinched him.

“I would never do that,” the waitress was reported as saying. Romney explained that he “was just teasing.”


TOPICS: New Hampshire; Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
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First he sends pizza to Obama's Chicago headquarters and now this waitress stunt? Is Sarah and the rest of the pressure getting to him?
1 posted on 06/14/2011 4:54:54 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

His statement is sort of like Obama’s statement that he’s a capitalist. Yeah, right...


2 posted on 06/14/2011 4:57:01 PM PDT by Brilliant
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3 posted on 06/14/2011 4:57:03 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Lets get dangerous)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney is many things... But he is not a Tea Party candidate.
However, the fact that he wants to be, says a lot for the strength of the Tea Party.


4 posted on 06/14/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: All; darkwing104; Brilliant

I somehow missed the rest of the article:

Romney also spent Tuesday visiting local businesses, including Derry Feed and Supply, asking the owners if times have gotten any better since President Obama took office.

Speaking with several dozen reporters afterward, Romney didn’t hide the fact that he thought the debate went well for him — he went virtually unscathed from his Republican opponents who passed on using the occasion to attack him over the health-care law passed in Massachusetts when he was governor. Conservative critics have said that law has similar components to the law pushed by President Obama.

“We were respectful of everyone,” Romney said of his GOP rivals. “We aimed our rhetoric at the president where it was deserved.”

On the topic of health-care, Romney dismissed the notion that he’s weak on healthcare, saying “I think all of [the Republican candidates] have the same view in regards to what we should do for health-care going forward.”

“We all agree Obamacare is the wrong direction for the country,” he said. “And if people want to look at what’s happening in Massachusetts, I’m not running for governor of Massachsuetts, I’m running for president of the United States. And my plan’s for the nation.”

http://dailycaller.com/2011/06/14/despite-opposition-effort-romney-says-he-lines-up-with-the-tea-party/#ixzz1PITkED6T


5 posted on 06/14/2011 4:59:17 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet ("We didn't lose Vietnam. We quit Vietnam." ~Gen. Al Haig)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Mitt Romney says he can appeal to Tea Partiers, even though activists and groups aligned with the movement are stressing that they need to defeat him in 2012.

Mitt, you are what people think you are and you as a seasoned politician should know this more than most.

Mitt, you are NOT Tea Party material.....PERIOD, end of story!

6 posted on 06/14/2011 4:59:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He may line up with the Tea Party on certain issues. I don’t know and it doesn’t matter. Romney is wrong on enough issues like health care to cast doubt on his judgement. I think even RINOs that like him would have to admit they don’t trust him.


7 posted on 06/14/2011 5:01:26 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: darkwing104

His response to Cains response of putting muslims in his cabinet is pretty revesling. He should read up on Islam, and not the politicaly correct version. This guy is as dangerous to this country as Obama!


8 posted on 06/14/2011 5:01:26 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Did someone slip him some Owsley Acid recently?


9 posted on 06/14/2011 5:02:28 PM PDT by Shady (The numbers do not lie.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney has a habit of doing this, from Reagan to “longing” to serve in Vietnam, part of his being a pathological liar is him mentally, and with some degree of success as a politician, living in a world of his own artificial creation.


10 posted on 06/14/2011 5:03:50 PM PDT by ansel12 (Bachmann/Rollins/Romney=destruction for Bachmann, but it sure helps Romney. WHY?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“Romney says he lines up with the Tea Party”

Willard’s a laugh a minute, isn’t he?

Romney lines up with the Tea Party like Odumbo lines up with workaholics.


11 posted on 06/14/2011 5:04:41 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (White, black, and red all over--America's affirmative action, metrosexual president.)
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To: allsouthern

Romney has already said no Muslims in his cabinet, he said it in 2008.


12 posted on 06/14/2011 5:05:46 PM PDT by ansel12 (Bachmann/Rollins/Romney=destruction for Bachmann, but it sure helps Romney. WHY?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

In the zone ...

13 posted on 06/14/2011 5:06:14 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

He’s delusional.


14 posted on 06/14/2011 5:16:10 PM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: ansel12

Romney is also known to flip flop. I trust him about as much as I trust a muslim.


15 posted on 06/14/2011 5:27:43 PM PDT by allsouthern
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Willard, stop. You’re embarrassing yourself.


16 posted on 06/14/2011 5:38:50 PM PDT by lurk
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Willard will say anything you want him to say, be anything you want him to be, just vote for him because he has wanted to be President since he was a little boy therefore he deserves it.
17 posted on 06/14/2011 6:01:22 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (If Sarah Palin really was unelectable, state-run media would be begging the GOP to nominate her.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
If you support:

    Abortion
    Government Mandates
    Man Dates
    Higher Taxes

And you claim to be a aligned with the Tea Party ...

RINOmney


18 posted on 06/14/2011 6:21:30 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: SharpRightTurn

First the Kool-Aid now wants us to drink the Tea? Not even sweetened with honey RINO Mittens.


19 posted on 06/14/2011 6:26:00 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

If you support:
Abortion - nope
Government Mandates - negatory
Man Dates - hell no
Higher Taxes - nyet

Looks like I’m RINO free.


20 posted on 06/14/2011 6:32:09 PM PDT by Private_Sector_Does_It_Better (If you like the employees at the DMV, post office, SS office... you'll love government health care)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Leg humping cur.


21 posted on 06/14/2011 7:50:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Private_Sector_Does_It_Better

“Looks like I’m RINO free.

Too bad RINOmney can’t say the same...


22 posted on 06/14/2011 7:59:37 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: tennmountainman
Romney is many things... But he is not a Tea Party candidate.
However, the fact that he wants to be, says a lot for the strength of the Tea Party.

Romney is the proverbial Chameleon. He will be anything you want him to be.

Seriously. <  /sarc>

23 posted on 06/15/2011 9:15:29 AM PDT by Ron H.
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To: Ron H.

Romney will do anything or say anythig to get elected. Rotten at the core.


24 posted on 06/15/2011 1:48:32 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (It's in the cards ------- Romney/Bachmann 2012 sadly will be it)
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