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Romney encourages rivals to fold; no way, they say
The Boston Globe / The Associated Press ^ | March 7, 2012 | David Espo

Posted on 03/07/2012 9:45:51 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

His delegate lead growing, Mitt Romney gently nudged his Republican opponents toward the sidelines on Wednesday and said he was on track to wrap up the presidential nomination before the party convention next summer. Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich paid him no mind, vowing to fight on in a campaign marked by persistent ideological divisions.

If anything, the political maneuvering intensified as the marathon pointed toward contests in five states over the next week. Romney's campaign purchased television advertising time in Alabama according to campaign sources, as it pursued a breakthrough in the party's Southern base....

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TOPICS: Campaign News; Parties; State and Local
KEYWORDS: gingrich; newt; newt4obama; newt4romney; romney; santorum; selfishnewt
Alabama? Are they high?! Do they even know where it is and anything about it? Are they targeting Mississippi too? LOL
1 posted on 03/07/2012 9:45:58 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Romney can KMA!! FUMR!!

No Romney, no way! If Newt doesn't get it, I'm writing in Sarah Palin.

2 posted on 03/07/2012 9:53:38 PM PST by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

A poll released in Alabama shows Romney leading, Santorum in second, and Newt third. I do not believe it, but perhaps his campaign does.

3 posted on 03/07/2012 9:54:13 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: Ingtar

They must be polling Alhambra..not Alabama

4 posted on 03/07/2012 9:59:12 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: montanajoe

Alabama Education Society released today:

R 31.2 S 21.6 G 21 P 6.5

Alabama State University (March 1):
S 22.7 R 18.7 G 13.8

Those are the latest; for what they are worth.

5 posted on 03/07/2012 10:05:54 PM PST by Ingtar
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Was Romney’s father a US citizen or wasn’t he?
Why is this being ignored?
It’s one thing for the democrats to undermine the constitution with Obama...

Why are the republicans doing the same???

6 posted on 03/07/2012 10:25:29 PM PST by Safrguns
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

It’s entirely possible for Romney to win Alabama. With Noot splitting the conservative vote, he is Romney’s ace in the hole.

7 posted on 03/07/2012 10:31:58 PM PST by makomako
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To: makomako

Hope you enjoyed your short stay with us.

8 posted on 03/07/2012 10:46:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (The common notion that free speech prevails in the US makes me laugh.~Mencken)
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To: Ingtar
Man that sure doesn't sound like the Alabama I knew back in my Army days..
9 posted on 03/07/2012 10:54:06 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: Liberty Valance

Dang. That was for the Man Ray thread.

11 posted on 03/07/2012 10:59:43 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Liberty Valance

I thought you were illustrating how Alabama has changed...

12 posted on 03/07/2012 11:04:29 PM PST by montanajoe
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."

The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.

"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."

"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."

"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"


"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"

13 posted on 03/08/2012 3:16:25 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
RomneyCare Now Funding FREE Abortions
14 posted on 03/08/2012 3:18:10 AM PST by EternalVigilance ("Si vis pacem, para bellum.")
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