Skip to comments.Palin: Romney a 'great' candidate, not a convincing conservative
Posted on 02/12/2012 4:05:00 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Despite a hard-charging speech over the weekend that suggested dissatisfaction with the Republican presidential primary frontrunner, Sarah Palin said Sunday that Mitt Romney "is a great candidate."
But the 2008 vice presidential candidate and Tea Party darling isn't yet convinced Romney is "instinctively" a constitutional conservative.
"I am not convinced and I don't think that the majority of GOP and independent voters are convinced," Palin told "Fox News Sunday." "And that is why you don't see Romney get over the hump. He's still in the 30-percentile mark when it comes to approval and primary wins and caucus wins. He still hasn't risen above that yet because we are not convinced."
Offering a keynote speech to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Saturday, Palin said Republicans need a candidate who is instinctively conservative because it's too late to be taught the fundamentals.
Elaborating on Sunday, Palin said she believes Romney is still "evolving" as a conservative after five years on the campaign trail and millions of dollars spent. But, she added, that's a high hurdle for all the candidates to demonstrate.
"He still needs to be able to articulate what his solutions are to the challenges facing America -- but not just Mitt. All four of them," she said....
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She is severely correct.
In agreement here.
It’s pretty clear she isn’t thrilled with Romney and is trying to provide Newt or Santorum some room to compete (seems like she prefers Gingrich). In the end though, Palin is going to support Romney if he is the nominee - and she is not going to say anything during the process that would make it difficult for her to campaign for him.
I am with ya there. I may have to have a shot of tequila before walking into the booth before making the mark, but I will vote for any of the republicans before I let my vote go to Obama. period. end of story.
LOL I never understood what Romney meant by “Severely” Conservative, that was well, odd even for Mittens
I disagree 50 percent. Romney is neither a conservative nor a great candidate. In a Republican primary, the two are inextricably linked.
Palin would be both. Why didn’t she run?
Romney’s problem is that conservatives are not as easy to fool as liberals.
A great candidate for perhaps being appointed as Ambassador to France...or possibly the head of the Small Business Administration...
Great candidate for POTUS? Nope. For the good of the country Romney needs to be kept far away from any position that has any say about national taxing and spending policies.
I sincerely, and SEVERELY, hope that his campaign efforts dig so deeply into his personal stolen fortunes that he is properly reduced to dumpster-diving for his daily fare, and has to live under a bridge for refuge from the weather and the justified contempt of the American people.
Other than that, he's probably a swell guy, with a picture-perfect family of equally pretentious scumbags; yes, he's probably a perfectly lovable genuine fake, fraud, scamster, POS who deserves nothing but the finest trial and fairest hanging.
“As to Boss Grissom, he was a thief, and a terrorist. On the other hand he had a tremendous singing voice.”
A person from NC explained to me that when southern ladies say “bless your heart” it isn’t meant as a compliment...I think Sarah’s remarks about Romney are like that ;-)
Actually, the question was, from Romney’s Media-Wife Wallace,
“Would (the lying, backstabber) Romney make a good President”?
Gov. Palin was correct. The answer is NO.
but she was tactful.
Romney is so bad that if he is on the ticket,
NO ONE WILL VOTE GOP.
Seems pretty clear that although she’s leaning Newt, that she’ll support the GOP candidate regardless.
Especially after the nothingburgers we were served in 1996 and 2008...
I am in severe agreement with her about Romney not being a convincing conservative.
I was getting so angry that I was going to leave President “blank”. Contemplating Obama putting Supreme Court Justices on the bench made me reconsider.
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Over all this primary season, I cannot remember any solution or policy statement from Romney that stands out as unique and conservative.
All I can remember are his attacks on the other candidates who actually have several accomplishments in their background that conservatives can appreciate.
It's psyop meme crap. It's supposed to make you associate "severe" with "non-RINO." Romney's a RINO, and so all the Leftist spinners are neurolinguistically reframing the idea of being a weasly, oily, two-faced crypto-communist sabotageur into... well, into a good thing.
See, it's just a matter of what "value system" you "choose" to apply as "appropriate" in any given situation, based on your own "personal evaluation process," which NLP teaches is largely made up of how weighted words influences your feelings in the matter.
What all of humanity calls "manipulative mindf****ing," Leftist NLPers call a "value-added skillset."
So according to their calculations, when you hear the word "severe," you will reject the full application of whatever concept comes after it, in this case "conservative," and then seek a "middle ground, win-win situation," which of course is Mitt's RINOism. And then. emotionally satisfied by his "enabling of your need," you vote for him, and he throws the election to Obama or Hillary.
And that, my FRiend, is the actual reason Mittens said the word "severe."
"... the finest trial and fairest hanging." should be "... the fairest trial and finest hanging." -- to paraphrase the great fictional Rooster Cogburn.