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Romney:"It wasn't clear what I stood for"
The Politico ^ | October 1, 2011 | Maggie Haberman

Posted on 10/01/2011 11:02:23 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Mike Huckabee had a fairly serious interview with Mitt Romney on Fox News tonight (no "Cat Scratch Fever" this time?) in which the current candidate shrugged off the Chris Christie wooing that is in part born of a rejection of Romney by donors and some establishment figures.

Per POLITICO's Emily Schultheis, who helpfully tuned in, Huckabee asked a question about how Romney contends with the repeated new candidates whose names get mentioned. Romney was all praise for Huckabee and his strengths:

Romney: "I think we want to win. I think the people in our party want to make sure we replace this president. And we want someone who can beat him and we want someone who can get the country back on track. I don't begrudge the fact that people are taking a good, hard look and if there's someone else willing to get in the race. Come on in, let us take a look at you, put you and under the microscope and see who has the best shot of replacing President Obama and getting the country on the right track again. You know, I'm not surprised that people are taking a very careful look. We had Donald Trump who was strong early on, Sarah Palin was very strong. Mike, I thought you might get in the race?"

Huckabee: "I thought I might, too. I couldn't do that and still do this talk show."(continued)

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


TOPICS: Campaign News; Issues; Parties; State and Local
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RINO-riffic!!
1 posted on 10/01/2011 11:02:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is no ordinary RINO. Most people know that rino's are rino's. This guy tries to make people think he's a conservative.

2 posted on 10/01/2011 11:14:02 PM PDT by ari-freedom (I'm a heartless conservative because I love this country.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's never clear what you stand for, when you are standing for nothing except election or re-election.

No way, Romney. Not if you held a gun to my head.

/johnny

3 posted on 10/01/2011 11:20:05 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (gone Galt)
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To: ari-freedom

“Romney was all praise for Huckabee and his strengths”


Politics DOES make for strange bedfellows. Especially when you consider the way the Huckabee and McCain camps blew Romney out of the race last Super Tuesday in WV.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08037/855056-176.stm


4 posted on 10/01/2011 11:20:37 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: ari-freedom

It was an excellent interview.


5 posted on 10/01/2011 11:20:50 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Prove you can do it mitt. You care nothing about Americans and less for those in MA with your romneycare.

Sarah Palin was very strong

Sarah is and always was very strong and she isn't even a candidate, yet. Mitt's greatest fear - all his snake oil political talk can't outshine a candidate with proven accomplishments of being FOR AMERICA.
6 posted on 10/01/2011 11:23:48 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ari-freedom

How could anyone know where he actually stands on anyhing because he has been on every side of every issue.

Its obvious some are fooled and we must keep reminding them. The good news is his polls number are staying the same and he hasn’t benefited from any of the others who have slipped.


7 posted on 10/01/2011 11:24:19 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: flaglady47

You were impressed?


8 posted on 10/01/2011 11:25:58 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: Roccus

My mother loves Huckabee but hates Romney. She is not going to understand this at all.

Come to think of it I don’t either.


9 posted on 10/01/2011 11:30:36 PM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: tirednvirginia
There's a reason they are called

POLITICIANS

(I wish I knew the emoticon for dripping disdain)
10 posted on 10/01/2011 11:38:06 PM PDT by Roccus (Obama & Holder LLP, Procurers of fine arms to the most discerning drug lords (202) 456-1414)
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To: tirednvirginia
How could anyone know where he actually stands on anyhing because he has been on every side of every issue.

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Spot on tirednvirginia!

You'll need a weathervane to determine which way Romney will stand on any given issue. Mitt will change his policies at any given moment depending on who is listening. Just too fake, plastic and untrustworthy.

Mitt Romney

11 posted on 10/01/2011 11:41:04 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The one issue on which he’s been consistent is believing in Gore Bull Warming. Wrong in 2008. Wrong in 2012, even after Climategate!


12 posted on 10/01/2011 11:48:51 PM PDT by rfp1234 (Anybody but Baracchio in 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s no longer a matter of stopping Obama but rather - How do we stop Romney?


13 posted on 10/01/2011 11:51:14 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

How quaint! Our 17th place frontrunner interviewing our 12th place frontrunner.


14 posted on 10/02/2011 12:06:29 AM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
This is an old cartoon, so don't forget the "Pro-Communist Health Care" and "Anti-Communist Health Care" podiums:


15 posted on 10/02/2011 12:12:58 AM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: Berlin_Freeper
It’s no longer a matter of stopping Obama but rather - How do we stop Romney?
Easy! Get Christy to run. We need 2 RINO's in the race to split votes.
16 posted on 10/02/2011 12:43:09 AM PDT by federal__reserve
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

“It wasn`t clear what I stood for”

Wow.. how soon before the dems start running ads with those words if Mittens gets the nomination...


17 posted on 10/02/2011 1:45:20 AM PDT by ScottinVA (With "successes" like the Libya adventure, who needs failure?)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I have said it once, I’ve said it twice, I’ll say it again, I would rather fight with Obama for another 4 years than elect Mitt Romney as POTUS. My personal electoral beatitude requires only a Republican/conservative house and senate so, if the next President isn’t a staunch conservative, I would prefer 4 more years of divided government. No more RINOs.


18 posted on 10/02/2011 4:23:54 AM PDT by RC one (Voting isn't a simple act of civic duty anymore, it's a complex act of civil war.)
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To: Roccus

One Rino To Another,Takes one to Know one,Huckabee and Romney,two Peas in a Pod


19 posted on 10/02/2011 4:32:58 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: RC one

So he can find more things to deligitimize the Congress and rule by executive order fiat combined with regulating us to death? He still has one more year to turn up his dictatorship and look how he has started going the Full Monty in the last couple of months. I’m really concerned about outlasting him for the next year, nevermind four more years. We all saw what the last lame duck session did.

I’m sorry, but Romney won’t win it, as much as the media wants it.


20 posted on 10/02/2011 4:58:58 AM PDT by mazda77
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To: Lancey Howard
I love that cartoon.

I'm bemused at Romney's ability to sell himself as a conservative in contrast to others who have a stronger case.

I understand, last time around, people moved to Romney against the loony McCain. I voted for neither because I voted early when I had other choices.

To my disillusionment it's unclear whether a viable alternative to Romney will emerge. Cain can make the case on his brilliant business career but Romney can make the case he's governed.

I like Newt's ideas, he clearly can get things done in D.C., I just wish they were in a more attractive candidate. I've moved beyond his baggage but I suspect too many won't.

21 posted on 10/02/2011 7:42:40 AM PDT by newzjunkey (Obama wins reelecton.)
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To: newzjunkey

Question: What does Mittens Romney stand for?

Answer: What he stands for depends on where he sits. Otherwise it’s nothing . . . absolutely NOTHING.


22 posted on 10/02/2011 5:33:54 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (To err is human; to forgive is not our policy. -- SEAL Team SIX)
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