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Mitt Romney's Worst Enemy (Hugh Hewitt)
michellemalkin.com ^ | 12/07/07 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 12/07/2007 9:30:51 AM PST by spacekicker

"Sometimes, a candidate’s worst enemy isn’t his most staunch opponent, but his most overzealous fan. Mitt Romney’s speech was welcome and well-delivered. But come on:"

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: hughhewitt; mancrush; mitt; unglued
go to the site, she has links all over the place. Yesterday i decided to stop listening to Hugh, stop posting on his site. I'm a long time supporter and listener to Hugh, but this...Man...he's gone over the deep end.
1 posted on 12/07/2007 9:30:53 AM PST by spacekicker
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To: spacekicker

That’s it, I am not voting for Hugh for President.


2 posted on 12/07/2007 9:33:11 AM PST by elizabetty ("Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm." .Ralph Waldo Emerson)
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To: spacekicker

Agreed. I mute the radio when he’s talking about Mitt as I am tired of wiping the slobber off the speakers.


3 posted on 12/07/2007 9:35:58 AM PST by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: spacekicker

Speech was pretty good. But Hugh Hewitt is simply pathetic. I think the IRS might be knocking on his door soon.


4 posted on 12/07/2007 9:37:05 AM PST by pissant (Duncan Hunter: Warrior, Statesman, Conservative)
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To: spacekicker

Ok, I have beheld the video of The Speech. Absolutely, the post-hype lives up to the pre-hype.


5 posted on 12/07/2007 9:38:58 AM PST by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast ( "Do well, but remember to do good.")
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To: spacekicker
go to the site, she has links all over the place. Yesterday i decided to stop listening to Hugh, stop posting on his site. I'm a long time supporter and listener to Hugh, but this...Man...he's gone over the deep end.

I stopped listening to him a few weeks ago. It got embarrassing listening to him pimp for Mitt

6 posted on 12/07/2007 9:41:48 AM PST by RightWingMama
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To: spacekicker

Hugh is another one of those who has begun to believe his own PR. I liked him better when he was a blogger with something to say, and one that respected the every man. Now he only respects those whose company he places himself. Hugh now thinks hes better. Pfft. He has become one of those that he once derided.


7 posted on 12/07/2007 9:44:16 AM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: spacekicker

Talked about this at my blog:

He has Hitchens on. Hitchens is dumping on Christ, Christians, the whole nine. Hewitt’s fine with that.

But then Hitchens starts ragging on Romney — and HH is all upset, animated, worked up, interrupting, arguing, cutting off, shaming.

WRONG priorities.


8 posted on 12/07/2007 9:46:32 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: donnab

Agree totally. Used to listen to Hugh every afternoon, many times for the entire 3 hours. He has lost his luster. I once in a while will drop in for Steyn and for Emmett the Unblinking Eye. Otherwise his show leaves me totally cold now.


9 posted on 12/07/2007 9:48:01 AM PST by keepitreal
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To: spacekicker
> Sometimes, a candidate’s worst enemy isn’t his most staunch opponent, but his most overzealous fan <

I think you'd need to search long and hard before finding a more irrelevant comment.

In fact, this stance makes it seem to me that, "Sometimes Michelle's worst enemy isn't Geraldo Rivera, but Michelle herself."

10 posted on 12/07/2007 9:54:20 AM PST by Hawthorn
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To: keepitreal
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11 posted on 12/07/2007 9:58:45 AM PST by Squidpup ("Fight the Good Fight")
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To: spacekicker

Hugh Hewiit?

Ya mean the turncoat who stabbed Tom McClintock in the back in 2003!

For those who don’t already know, Hewitt supported Tom McClintck for Governor in the 2003 Recall of CA Governor Gray Davis. That was until “johnny-come-lately” RINOld jumped on the Recall bandwagon late in the game after RINOld saw that we were going to have enough signatures for a recall. Well at that point, Hewitt couldn’t switch his support quick enough.

Hewitt has about as much credibility as a screen door on a submarine!


12 posted on 12/07/2007 9:59:24 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: spacekicker

Romney delivered a fine political speech, but I was a bit puzzled by his characterization of the person and purpose of Jesus Christ, which deviated markedly from anything I have read in Mormon scriptures or other official pronouncements of Mormon authorities.


13 posted on 12/07/2007 10:00:02 AM PST by Elsiejay
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To: kellynla

Yep. His love affair with Arnold was the beginning of the end.


14 posted on 12/07/2007 10:01:22 AM PST by keepitreal
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To: spacekicker
HH’s show should be entertaining today. He doesn’t take sound criticism too well.
15 posted on 12/07/2007 10:02:44 AM PST by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: spacekicker
The best thing Romney’s speech did was deflect attention from the real reason that his campaign is faltering. His flaming Liberalism was hidden for a long time, and people are beginning to realize that. But at least for a week, Mitt will be able to wallow in his victim status>
16 posted on 12/07/2007 10:04:10 AM PST by NavVet (O)
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To: spacekicker
Hewitt:
Mitt Romney’s “Faith in America” speech was simply magnificent, and anyone who denies it is not to be trusted as an analyst.
Good grief. Hewitt really has gone nuts. The next Brock/Huffington/Sullivan?
17 posted on 12/07/2007 10:06:49 AM PST by Hunton Peck (Eight inches of freshly fallen global warming outside the door. Life is good.)
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To: NavVet

Exactly. The whole “you only hate him because he’s a Mormon” thing is a straw man, manufactured according to the same kind of disingenuous mindset that says we mistrust Hillary only because she’s a “powerful woman”.


18 posted on 12/07/2007 10:13:48 AM PST by Hunton Peck (I'd prefer to hear Mitt (and Huckabee) talk about the Constitution. Should be good for a laugh..)
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To: RightWingMama

I quit listening several months ago. The bowing and scraping and bootlicking were bad then too. Why listen to a political pundit who has zero objectivity, or who won’t even pretend to be objective? A complete waste of time.


19 posted on 12/07/2007 10:14:49 AM PST by Cecily
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To: keepitreal
“beginning of the end?”

as far as I was concerned, IT WAS THE END!

I don’t have time for backstabbing turncoats!

We Californians busted our tails to get Davis recalled and here comes RINOld, with nothing but name recognition, jumping on the bandwagon after everyone else, including McClintock, had done all the “heavy lifting” did get the recall into a reality!

If everyone, including FReepers, who “said” they were going to vote for McClintock had actually voted for McClintock back in 2003; we wouldn’t be in the hell-of-a-mess we’re in now!!! As it is,after the nightmare RINOld will leave us with in three years; it will probably be another ten years before we can get another “R” elected governor in CA !

20 posted on 12/07/2007 10:25:27 AM PST by kellynla (Freedom of speech makes it easier to spot the idiots! Semper Fi!)
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To: spacekicker

Bottom line was the speech was a hit, he got to first base and was not thrown out by his religion.

Now he caan stay in the game, the speech at a minimum did what he wanted, eliminateed it as THE issue that he has not addressed.


21 posted on 12/07/2007 10:28:18 AM PST by 1Old Pro
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To: Cecily

Hugh has a an incentive for Mitt to win. Hugh’s book (Morman in the White House, or something like that) will sell more copies the further Mitt goes in the election. Because of that, I can’t believe anything he says about Mitt. I used to like listening to Hugh, but now I can’t.


22 posted on 12/07/2007 10:28:35 AM PST by waimea.man
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To: spacekicker

Yeah, Hugh Hewitt is so far in the tank for Mitt it’s ridiculous. There are a couple other sycophants out there shilling for him, too. I feel embarassed for them.


23 posted on 12/07/2007 10:28:55 AM PST by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: 1Old Pro

I agree...the timing when this speech has been ready to go for months tells me that Mitt was waiting for the right time ...and this was the time. The old bait and switch, if I cry foul victim status I wont have to answer the real questions.
Hes no different than Hillary saying the big bad boys were picking on the little girl.


24 posted on 12/07/2007 10:32:15 AM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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To: spacekicker

Hugh needs to make full disclosure. He’s very close friends with Ann Romney’s brother and apparently unable to be an objective analyst because of it.

It was an excellent speech. But to say no one can have a contrary opinion is ridiculous.


25 posted on 12/07/2007 10:49:20 AM PST by freespirited (I'm voting for the GOP nominee.)
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To: eureka!

Might as well change the channel since you’re gonna have the radio muted for his whole show.


26 posted on 12/07/2007 11:00:14 AM PST by rattrap
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To: RightWingMama
I stopped listening to him a few weeks ago. It got embarrassing listening to him pimp for Mitt

It was just embarrassing period to hear him not only do that, but pimp & pump in October & November for good box seats for playoffs, for world series, & then it continued beyond baseball into football in Nov.

1 or 2 mentions were fine, but it never stopped there.

27 posted on 12/07/2007 11:12:45 AM PST by Colofornian (Tell me why again people want to vote for someone whose next career stop is God's throne?)
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To: rattrap

LOL. Sometimes it is off for a long time.


28 posted on 12/07/2007 11:26:00 AM PST by eureka! (Is power so important to the Democrats that they are willing to betray our country? Sadly, yes.)
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To: spacekicker

I’ve been thinking about snipping the wires on my wifes car radio so I don’t have to constantly discuss what Hugh Hewitt has to say everyday as she drives home listening to that idiot.

He was wrong on Ahnuld, and he is overboard, out of control on Romney.


29 posted on 12/07/2007 11:28:12 AM PST by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists...call 'em what you will...They ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Colofornian
Maybe Hugh should pick up a long fur coat, a fedora and some platform shoes.
30 posted on 12/07/2007 11:31:51 AM PST by rattrap
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To: keepitreal

I stopped listening when he was shilling for Harriet Miers, and calling all of us who fought against her nomination names. He was bad then, but he has gone off the deep end now.


31 posted on 12/07/2007 11:33:37 AM PST by Defiant (Huckabee puts the goober back in gubernatorial.)
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To: Colofornian

The sad thing is, he is a very good interviewer and he has great guests, but he’s making a fool of himself over Romney.


32 posted on 12/07/2007 11:35:39 AM PST by RightWingMama
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To: Elsiejay
Romney delivered a fine political speech, but I was a bit puzzled by his characterization of the person and purpose of Jesus Christ, which deviated markedly from anything I have read in Mormon scriptures or other official pronouncements of Mormon authorities.

another flip flop

33 posted on 12/07/2007 11:39:14 AM PST by CatQuilt (Fred's the one in 2008!)
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To: RightWingMama
The sad thing is, he is a very good interviewer and he has great guests, but he’s making a fool of himself over Romney.

I agree. He's an excellent interviewer. An interesting talk-show host. Well-versed...etc.

I admire his commitment...I would just hope he would consider other viewpoints without immediately writing them off, as he appears to have done, as just "religious bigotry."

34 posted on 12/07/2007 11:39:24 AM PST by Colofornian (Tell me why again people want to vote for someone whose next career stop is God's throne?)
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To: Colofornian

Hugh keeps repeating the same interviews these days. It’s as if he is far too busy to actually do the 3 hours.
I used to be a faithful listener, but this Mitt thing is just obsessive.
He is losing his radio audience.I don’t think he cares that much about the show anymore.


35 posted on 12/07/2007 11:57:03 AM PST by pugmama
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To: RightWingMama

If he would just admdit he has a full fledged crush on Romney rather then pretending his analysis is objective and without argument, I don’t think he would be gtting nailed the way he is now. He refuses to do that.

Personally I lost respect for him after Miers. Yeah, he can be a decent interviewer and that was the main reason to listen to his show. Well, that and Steyn. Now Mark is the only reason to care.


36 posted on 12/07/2007 12:56:28 PM PST by Soul Seeker (If Fox were part of the VRWC they wouldn’t be shilling for Rudy.)
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To: Defiant

Was Hewitt one of those who was suggesting that only sexists opposed Meiers? If so, it would seem there’s a pattern to his way of thinking. (I supported the nomination on procedural grounds, believing that the President is entitled at least to a hearing for his nominees, but stopped defending the nomination once the “sexism” smear began to slime the process).


37 posted on 12/07/2007 1:36:17 PM PST by Hunton Peck (I oppose Rudy, too. Does that make me anti-Catholic, anti-pseudo-Catholic, or anti-anti-Catholic?)
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To: spacekicker

It was a very very good speech. That said Hugh has crossed the line from shilling, to worship.


38 posted on 12/07/2007 1:37:39 PM PST by Grunthor (The Clintons need to be reminded that Satan will show them no gratitude for all the things they did)
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To: Hawthorn

> Sometimes, a candidate’s worst enemy isn’t his most staunch opponent, but his most overzealous fan <

“I think you’d need to search long and hard before finding a more irrelevant comment.”

Really? Talk to any Paulistinians lately?


39 posted on 12/07/2007 1:40:14 PM PST by Grunthor (The Clintons need to be reminded that Satan will show them no gratitude for all the things they did)
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To: donnab

“the timing when this speech has been ready to go for months tells me that Mitt was waiting for the right time”


It also was coordinated with the letter to the illegal alien firm ending his sanctuary mansion revelations, throwing a wet blanket on that story.


40 posted on 12/07/2007 3:23:41 PM PST by ansel12 (“Sanctuary Mansion? The savings help me to become leader of the anti-illegal worker war. Romney 08)
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To: Hunton Peck

Yes, I believe that he used that smear against Miers’ opponents, and he also made us out to be fringe nuts. He said that she was the President’s choice, that was that, and get with the program. Those of us who fought, and got Alito, are very, very glad we did. Hewitt never speaks of those times, when he was so wrong. I couldn’t believe it when he wrote a book that was basically an exposition of why a Mormon could be president. I agree, but what he did made it obvious he is a Romney backer pretening to be a conservative talk show host, and his show, on the occasions I have listened lately, proves that. Which is a little odd, because a) there’s no reason for him to choose anyone so obviously this early in the process and b) Hugh has opinions that are usually conservative, and Romney is clearly a phoney conservative. You only have to go back a few years to see him in full fledged RINO mode. A few years before that, he was saying he was no fan of Reagan. Anyone who says that of Saint Ron is no conservative.


41 posted on 12/07/2007 3:36:15 PM PST by Defiant (Huckabee puts the goober back in gubernatorial.)
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To: ansel12

“It also was coordinated with the letter to the illegal alien firm ending his sanctuary mansion revelations, throwing a wet blanket on that story.”

Precisely..that’s what I meant by waiting for the right time. Its a hope of diversion and sympathy. Playing a victim doesn’t bode well for a presidential candidate. It backfired on Hilly too.


42 posted on 12/07/2007 3:39:11 PM PST by donnab (saving liberal brains...one moron at a time.)
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