Skip to comments.Governor Mitt Romney Announces the Support of Former Speaker Dennis Hastert
Posted on 01/23/2007 10:38:46 AM PST by coca-cola kid
Governor Mitt Romney Announces Support of Former Speaker Dennis Hastert
Tuesday, Jan 23, 2007
Boston, MA - Today, Governor Mitt Romney announced that former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives J. Dennis Hastert (R-IL) will be joining the Romney for President Exploratory Committee.
"I am honored to have the support of Speaker Hastert. As a leader in our Party and former Speaker, his long and continued career of service has been marked by a deep commitment to improving the lives of the American people. Under his leadership, Congress passed the most significant tax relief in a generation, and in the aftermath of September 11, approved historic legislation protecting the American people and supporting the men and women defending our country," said Governor Romney. "Today's announcement is a clear indication that our message is being embraced across the country."
With today's announcement, former Speaker Hastert said: "Our nation needs proven executive leadership. Whether in business or public service, Governor Romney has demonstrated a unique ability to inspire people to go further and reach new levels of accomplishment. He sees the challenges before us and is not afraid to confront them. Governor Romney is the right kind of leader for America."
Others On Governor Romney's Growing Congressional Team:
- Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) - Representative Jim McCrery (R-LA) - Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) - Representative Dave Camp (R-MI) - Representative Tom Feeney (R-FL) - Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Hastert? Is that supposed to be a meaningful endorsement?
I wouldn't listen to Hastert on anything, after he gave away the House.
You mean the same Denny Hastert who allowed earmarks to explode during his watch?
And the same Denny Hastert who raised a stink when the FBI raided Jefferson's office?
Boy, this really gets me enthused for Romney. Not.
That, and $5 will get you a latte at Starbucks........
THAT will carry a lot of weight. //sarc off//
Thirty posts in almost seven years, but you've posted three or four threads about your support for Romney in the last week.
What is it about Romney that has you soooooo gung-ho? You must really like the guy, huh?
Wow! This is big.
In other breaking news:
"Drew Barrymore Likes to Run Naked in Irish Wheat Fields"
I think Romney's campaign has already peaked. Romney is not going to get the nomination.
Wow. I would not announce that I had the worst Speaker in history as a supporter...
I hear he also got a posthumous endorsement from Dick Nixon. ;-)
Does not suprise me any. To be honest with you, I can't wait until the priliminaries are over so we can get to business getting a Republican President which is going to probably be a tough task. All of our infighting is not going to help us any. I don't see the dems acting this way...at least yet.
Naysayers abound, but it's a very unusual and significant endorsement to have a former Speaker of the House throw his support behind a candidate this far in advance of the Primaries, especially considering that a current Republican member of the House is also an announced candidate.
That's it! Romney's dead! ;)
And the interns
I hope Romney rejects it. Hastert and Frist presided over one of the best strategic advantages in recent memory and watched as it was squandered.
How is being associated with that a good thing?
Has Gerald Ford endorsed yet? ;-)
Well you're a Romney basher. I don't think anyone expects you to say anything positive.
"All of our infighting is not going to help us any."
From the current trend, the dems will probably take the Presidency in 2008, while Republicans search for an idealogically pure and perfect savior.
Before being deemed idealogically pure and perfect, his every view and utterance on homosexuality and abortion must be autopsied under microscopes.
Never mind views on other less important issues like national security.
Never mind fund raising. Never mind name identification. Never mind electability.
I seriously doubt Reagan or Goldwater would pass the scrutiny. (Goldwater for sure would fail, for he held views on homosexuality that would not please the republican inquisitors).
Mitt Romney is poised to pick-up the endorsement of former House Speaker Dennis Hastert, according to the Politico blog. Hastert may be more of a barometer than a trend-setter. They don't come much more mainstream, middle-American conservative than Denny Hastert. But the Politico also argues that Hastert commands considerable good-will within the House GOP Conference, and thus should help Romney's outreach to Republican House members.
I can't refute the point so I'll just bleat BAAASHER!
***Well you're a Romney basher. I don't think anyone expects you to say anything positive.****
Is that the same thing as a "hater?"
I love it. Because conservatives are asking that the candidate have at least SOME conservative positions, you throw out the claim that we are seeking idiological purity. What a load of hooey.
Pro-life and pro-gun are hardly trivial matters. Throw in Romneycare and Mitt looks more and more like a big-government East Coast liberal pubbie.
Pretty slim pickings so far. I do hope someone rises like a flare this year.
Not quite. When a conservative levels valid criticism at Hillary, he's a hater. When he levels valid criticism at a RINO seeking the nomination, he's a baaasher.
jellyspine Hastert is in, I guess that does it for me. I hope Hastert leads Romney's campaign for as much good as that will do.
LOL... Why, why...you're just a baaashtard.
It might be. I'm sure any number of bashers are also haters. Are you one?
Like I say - you are a basher - it's what we've cone to expect :-)
See post #27 - conservatives do both.
What will the Romney bashing "true conservatives" say when Gingrich endorses Romney. It will happen. Just wait and see.
And you're becoming a characature of a Clintonista, running around yelling "baaasher" when you can't refute the criticism levelled.
I hate being called a baashtard. Ooops, that makes me a haaater.
Conservatives just can't win.
If that happens they will bash and trash Newt as well!
Especially after he defended William Jefferson, D-LA.
Get used to it. When all you have to offer is cheap shots - you'll be known as a basher.
On Traasher! On Baasher! On Haaater and Nixon!
Ah. So pointing out that Hastert let earmarks get completely out of control is a cheap shot? And that he insanely criticized the FBI raid of Jefferson's office is a cheap shot?
Last I checked, those were valid criticisms from a conservative perspective. Since you consider them to be cheap shots, I wonder what YOUR perspective is?
Denny does do just that :)
Denny Hastert was listening too much to big spending Republican congressmen like Duncan Hunter.
Other top Republicans decry what they consider Hunter's indifferent record on the effort to curb extravagant federal spending.
Our (political action committee) would cross Hunter off the list, said David Keating, executive director of the fiscally conservative Club for Growth. We wouldn't even consider endorsing him because his record on fiscal issues has been so bad.
The National Taxpayers Union awarded Hunter an A grade in 1993, the first year of the Clinton administration, and a B+ in 2001, President Bush's first year in office.His rating then started to slide, to a C+.
Thanks for the info. I will look into the claim further.
You have made your point. You don't like Romney. So what? Now your continued going from thread to thread just to bash and trash him - speaks about you.
Now you're baaashing Duncan Hunter. NOooooo
We Republicans are eating our young! We're despicable. < /sarcasm>
Actually I too think your post is valuable in determining who we should send as our candidate. We should select the best man (not just the one who has good presence, nice hair, and pretty smile) possible.
What does your stalking from threat to thread to make no comments about the subject, and instead just refer to valid criticism as "bashing", say about YOU?
I agree. I went over to NTU and did some initial reading. I would like to see the details regarding Hunter's votes and not just a combined score derived from 182 House votes. I don't always agree with certain groups as to what is important and what is not, and you can't discern such from an aggregate score. For example, voting to fund the border fence might lower Hunter's NTU score, but it's important spending in my book - my question to NTU would be, what spending is pork, what is usupration, and what is actually funding what the fedgov should be doing MORE of?
Other critics of Hunter in the linked article were Norquist (that's actually a plus for Hunter that Norquist doesn't like him) and Club for Growth (which has some positions I disagree with as well).
But I'm glad the issue was pointed out. That's what we SHOULD be doing now, instead of having twits run around shrieking "baaasher" without adding a damn thing to the content of the thread.
Architect of Defeat, Dennis Hastert? Spendthrift, Dennis Hastert?
Ya gotta be more careful whose endorsements you accept publicly.
Other Congress critters endorsing Romney:
Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC)
Representative Jim McCrery (R-LA)
Representative Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA)
Representative Dave Camp (R-MI)
Representative Tom Feeney (R-FL)
Representative Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Representative Mike Rogers (R-AL)
Those same people will not care about Newt's messy marriage history as long as he throws them red meat about abortion.