Skip to comments.Romney’s “hollow and dispiriting” win last night ("Newt will be the last not-Romney standing")
Posted on 02/23/2012 11:49:17 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
I posted last night and again this morning that Rick Santorum had a terrible debate.
But its fair also to point out that many of the shots Romney scored on Santorum were cheap shots, as pointed out by George Neumayr at The American Spectator (h/t reader OccamsrazorX):
"Romney, at his most hypocritical, labored hard to present himself as more socially conservative than Santorum, noting that Rick had voted for Planned Parenthood funding. Astonishingly, Santorum missed his chance at a return upper cut. Why didnt he mention that Romney once gave money to Planned Parenthood from his own pocket? Why didnt he mention that Romneycare dollars go to Planned Parenthood?
Romneys sudden social conservatism invites an obvious question: How stupid does he think primary voters are? Romneys con job here depends upon the amnesia of his audience. Heres a politician who pled fealty to Roe v. Wade, voted for Democrat Paul Tsongas, and competed with Ted Kennedy as a champion of gay rights. By the way, Romneys social conservatism didnt even last for the whole debate. In the second hour of it, he indicated his support for women in combat."
The problem is, a cheap win is a win, and when the candidate is left as Newt was after the Florida debates debunking Romneys obfuscation after the fact, its too late.
Neumayr finds that on balance Newt came out ahead:
Meanwhile, an unmolested Newt Gingrich, freed from the pressures of frontrunner status, resumed his role as the commanding, Olympian overseer at GOP debates.
I continue to believe that Newt will be the last not-Romney standing.
Yep, that's what we're counting on.
Mark Levin tore Romney to shreds today, and clearly connected the Paul/Romney camps by identifying their common enemy ...conservatives!
Its time for Newt and Rick to meet and discuss how they can tag-team Romney back to Massachusetts where he belongs. Paul can go back to the asylum at his leisure.
Rickety got suckerd into a defensive position
We will see soon enough, won't we.
He looked and sounded like a two year old caught with his hand in the cookie jar.
What is wrong with Mitt Romney's neck? Does he have a physical condition that prevents him from turning his head to the right? Oh and I cannot stand his inability to speak clearly and coherently. RonPaul, what can I say? It just does not feel right picking on grandpa out on a visit from the nursing home.
To me, he looked and sounded like he did not believe a word he was saying.
I’ve about decided that Santorum is the last chance for a not Romney remaining. I don’t see how Gingrich comes back even if Santorum drops out. If Santorum fades now, Romney wins AZ and MI. Coupled with the near sweep on Super Tuesday (In most states where Romney is not now ahead, he he polling second to Santorum), Romney gets about 1/2 to the nomination after just over 1/3 have been allocated. I don’t see Gingrich picking up the 20 points in the polls he needs in 10 days.
Well, he did cast many votes for earmarks, and he did vote for the appropriations bill that sent US tax dollars to Planned Parenthood. But I do not remember one time he took to the floor of the Senate protesting the lottery style spending practices of elected officials. AND since he got 'funding' for abstinence programs because of 'planned parenthood' funding it is not that he was ignorant of what, to where and to whom US taxpayers dollars were getting spent.
I was surprised in how comfortable and how accepting he was of the practice in the Congress to treat the taking of tax payers money to have the power and authority to pick and choose life's lottery winners.
If you are right, God save us all.
No. Michele is much more conservative than Rick, especially on economic issues. Michele didn’t practice “big government conservatism”, compared to Rick.
Yeah, she’s great:
Bachmann Takes Heat From Veterans’ Group for Proposing Benefits Cuts http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/01/29/bachmann-takes-heat-veterans-group-proposing-benefits-cuts/#ixzz1nI0NUKXP
>> Does he have a physical condition that prevents him from turning his head to the right?
He’s been focused on turning to the left for SO long... to paraphrase your mom, “If you keep looking left across the aisle, eventually your neck is gonna harden like that.”
Rick’s hands have been deep deep deep into that cookie jar (of liberalism and moderate capitulation) for many years. It is amazing he is considered the true conservative in the race by some.
Just goes to show, like Huckabee, if you thump your Bible loudly enough some folks will be suckered into thinking you are a true conservative when it just is not so. (and I am a Bible believing born again Christian, but I don’t believe politicians who wear too much of that on their sleeve. Huck is a fraud and so is Santorum.)
Santorum is going to win the nomination period. Like it or not we need to start focusing on the general election and start forming the President Rick Santorum dream team cabinet.
You are probably right, except that the non-Romney vote has to go somewhere. This has not been a logical process, where a huge 20-30% of the electorate has jumped from one candidate to the next, to the next every few weeks. That group has never gone to Romney. It is possible it would migrate back to Newt.
Your feeling is similar to mine in that Romney probably holds on enough to win the states he needs to win. Who would ever know in this crazy process, though. I never expected Santorum to even be a factor, nothing against him, but he was wallowing in the 1-5% range until days before Iowa.
“excellent” observation !
As I have said before Romney is the worst well with the exception of Harry Reid, representative of the Mormon church. Just as Teddy Kennedy and Nancy the RED Pewlouise among a few are the worst representatives of the Catholic church. Of course I could name names in every other denomination, but, since this is specific to real time, now, I will stay focused.
Pope Benedict himself demands UNIVERSAL Health care, there is NO way to get that without government in control.
Romney politically is left. Watching him turn to speak at Santorum in the debate made him look like he had a physical impairment, aside from his stammering and stuttering, sometimes speaking incoherently.