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Romney Expects to Fight on Past Tuesday
Townhall.com ^ | February 3, 2008 | GLEN JOHNSON

Posted on 02/03/2008 12:02:11 PM PST by freemike

Despite John McCain's building political momentum, Mitt Romney said Saturday he does not expect the Republican presidential nomination to be settled during the coming week and he is planning to continue campaigning beyond Super Tuesday.

The former Massachusetts governor said the number of states up for grabs, his prospects of succeeding in some of the 20-plus GOP contests that day, as well as a growing concern within the Republican Party about conferring the nomination on McCain give him reason to fight on.

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McCain is out there telling himself and the press that it's all over and he's the "assumed nominee!" His wife is even getting her "grudge list" ready!

So,, this is good news!! I hope Mitt means it! Time would really be on his side!!

Seriously,, the longer this can play out, the more people will be taking second looks!! I'm sending a donation tomorrow!!

1 posted on 02/03/2008 12:02:11 PM PST by freemike
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To: freemike

I predict Romney drops out Wed. morning.

And I will enjoy that moment too...

Now if we only had a real conservative.


2 posted on 02/03/2008 12:04:11 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: freemike
Glenn Johnson bump!

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3 posted on 02/03/2008 12:04:29 PM PST by Plutarch ( For Mitt since back in the day.)
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To: freemike
I hope all three of them fight on after Tuesday...all the way to the convention with none of them having enough delegates to garner the nomination. Then, MAYBE, we could rid ourselves of this disgusting disease of liberal republicans and end up with an actual conservative nominee. Reject the three stooges: Romney, McCain and Huckabee.


4 posted on 02/03/2008 12:05:00 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: big'ol_freeper

that is my hope as well.


5 posted on 02/03/2008 12:05:52 PM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: big'ol_freeper

I would be for that myself!


6 posted on 02/03/2008 12:08:14 PM PST by freemike
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To: big'ol_freeper

Who would that be, though? I can’t think of anyone offhand. (No, not Pat Buchanan.) I’m not saying there aren’t any “actual conservatives” left that would make good strong Presidential nominees; I just can’t think of any right now.


7 posted on 02/03/2008 12:11:29 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Mark Raciot...


8 posted on 02/03/2008 12:13:36 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: JRochelle
I will take you up on that. I predict he will not get out on Wednesday, and that, in fact, Romney will do better on Tuesday than the pundits expect and that the race will remain undecided and relatively close.
9 posted on 02/03/2008 12:14:19 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: JRochelle
I predict Romney drops out Wed. morning.

I predict he will keep his word. He will do the math and if McCain does not have the needed delegates secured, Romney will stay in. Just to put my money where my mouth is I am zipping over to the Mitt website to make another contribution.

10 posted on 02/03/2008 12:15:12 PM PST by Zevonismymuse
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To: Jeff Head

I could be wrong on my prediction.

He might wait until Wed. afternoon.

:)


11 posted on 02/03/2008 12:20:54 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle

I’ll see your Wednesday afternoon and raise you...predicting he will not be out at all, any of this coming week or the week after.


12 posted on 02/03/2008 12:22:18 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: big'ol_freeper

Maybe we could DRAFT Karl Rove or Dick Cheney??


13 posted on 02/03/2008 12:23:07 PM PST by CMailBag
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To: big'ol_freeper

I’m not seeing any of those folks as strong candidates. Fred and Hunter would most likely have the same impact they had earlier — which is very little. Hunter particularly had no chance from the start.

Cheney, maybe, but he is a very divisive figure and he is a fixture of the Bush administration, and so carries a lot of Bush’s baggage, however unfair it might be.

Gingrich? Hmm, maybe.

“Mark who?”

I dunno...


14 posted on 02/03/2008 12:26:33 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Jeff Head

Deal.

He will be gone in one week. At the very latest!


15 posted on 02/03/2008 12:27:51 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: RepublitarianRoger2
So you are saying one of the three stooges who can't gain any momentum from state to state can be a strong candidate...let's be real. The real reason none of the three has taken over the primaries is because they are terrible candidates.


16 posted on 02/03/2008 12:31:17 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: freemike

Just imagine how p*ssed Juan McAmnesty will be if he has to campaign some more in the primaries and cut into the money he isn’t getting from the pubbie rank and file.

My primary is March 5th, I hope I at least have some reason to go to the polls.


17 posted on 02/03/2008 12:31:45 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt's Profits Financed John's Patriotism.........)
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To: Jeff Head
Mitt is toast. McCain is going to sweep the NE states and he'll win the Midwest states. The only state Romney will win is Utah and maybe Colorado. Huckabee will win in the South.

I'm not a McCain fan but that's the reality of it. It's over Mitt.

18 posted on 02/03/2008 12:35:17 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: JRochelle

You’re on. We’ll both know within a few days.


19 posted on 02/03/2008 12:35:51 PM PST by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: freemike

Fight on Romney!

If McCain is the GOP nominee, then Republican will get blown out of Congress. This race isn’t just about president. It is also for one-third of the Senate and all of the House.

Liberals will come out to vote for... Democrats.
Moderates will come out to vote for McCain and... Democrats.
Conservatives will stay home and not vote for anyone.

When it’s all over, Democrats will have a filibuster-proof Super Majority in the Senate, and margins so wide in the House that the liberals will run amok.
Republican governors will fall across the country.

This is what McCain brings to the GOP ticket. This is his unseen legacy in the GOP.


20 posted on 02/03/2008 12:37:59 PM PST by counterpunch (McCain/Kennedy '08)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Rasmussen-California has McCain/Romney even at 30 percent each. A week ago, McCain was up 4 points.


21 posted on 02/03/2008 12:38:16 PM PST by Signalman
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To: big'ol_freeper
Fred Thompson, Duncan Hunter, Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, Mark Raciot...

Thompson and Hunter have already demonstrated that they couldn't muster enough Republican votes to stay in. It's unlikely that independents and Dems would consider them. Cheney is a polarizing figure and has a bad heart. Gingrich is even more polarizing and has lots of baggage. Racicot doesn't have enough name recognition. There are slim pickings this election cycle.

22 posted on 02/03/2008 12:38:44 PM PST by CASchack
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Both Maine and Massachusetts are in the North East and he has already won Maine and will easily win in MA so there goes your first prediction. Mitt will win 6-7 states tomorrow and stay in the game.

Romney still has an uphill battle but he is not as out of it as the media wants you to believe. I know you are a Romney hater but if you look at it objectively he will surprise many on Tuesday.


23 posted on 02/03/2008 12:40:34 PM PST by Maneesh
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To: big'ol_freeper

You could not be any more wrong.
If Romney does not have enough delegates to seal the nomination, then that means McCain is the guaranteed nominee.

Huckabee will give McCain his delegates in exchange for the VP spot. It’s already a done deal.
There will be no “brokered convention” that results in some dark horse. It’s not going to happen.

Besides, who do you think the RNC is?
They are not conservatives.
They are the GOP establishment that has endorsed McCain.
They are the Mel Martinez and his liberal cohorts.


24 posted on 02/03/2008 12:41:54 PM PST by counterpunch (McCain/Kennedy '08)
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To: JRochelle
STUPID ELEPHANT TRICKS


25 posted on 02/03/2008 12:42:13 PM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot, and suppose you were a member of Congress; but I repeat myself.)
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To: freemike
Let’s not forget, if McCain doesn’t nail it on Tue., he’s in big trouble funding wise b/c he accepted matching funds. He’s already running on fumes financially. Unless he wins convincingly on Tue. I don’t think he can count on a lot of funds coming into the coffers.

Romney may not need to win outright on Tue. A good showing by Romney on Tue. might just seal McCain’s Fate financially. Why do you think the MSM is pushing so hard for McCain & giving him all this free press like Time just did? Because McCain can’t afford it himself, he flat out doesn’t have the dough.

This is truly a very fluid situation. I hope conservatives unite on Tue. & put an end to the hypocrite express. We’ll see just how much power the conservative airwaves really have on Tue. for sure!

26 posted on 02/03/2008 12:46:37 PM PST by Reno232
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To: freemike

Go Romney go!!!!!!!!!!!

I’m donating now!!!!!!


27 posted on 02/03/2008 12:47:46 PM PST by Lily4Jesus ( Jesus Saves)
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To: big'ol_freeper

No, I’m not saying that the three stooges are strong candidates, either. I’m not sure how you made that inference from what I said.

Don’t get me wrong; I’d like to see any of the people you named rather than the folks that are in there now. But I’m just playing devil’s advocate here. If Hunter and Thompson, for example, couldn’t rise to the top over the three stooges who are “terrible candidates,” instead dropping out fairly early on, then what does that say about their campaigning abilities?

I just don’t see ANY really strong candidates in that list. Unfortunately.


28 posted on 02/03/2008 12:50:24 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: freemike

29 posted on 02/03/2008 12:50:35 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: CASchack

Yep, pretty much what I said...

This is so depressing.


30 posted on 02/03/2008 12:52:24 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
NEW YORK TIMES ENDORSED,
LOVED BY THE LAMESTREAM MEDIA:

Reasons to vote against McCain:


#1: Amnesty via McLame/Kennedy

#2: Shredding the 1st Amendment via McLame/Feingold

#3: Force feeding business and consumers to buy into the Global Warming Idiocy via McCain/Lieberman


#4: Nominating this RINO for the Presidency will relegate conservatives to the back benches in the body politic!







31 posted on 02/03/2008 12:54:31 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Romney scorecard:

Pro-life- NO
Pro-gay- YES
Pro-socialist healthcare- YES
Pro-liberal judges- YES
Force Catholic Hospitals to violate faith tenets- YES

32 posted on 02/03/2008 12:54:34 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: freemike

The longer Romney fights, the more angry McCain will get, the less likely that people will vote for him, the more votes Romney will get, the more angry McCain will get, etc.


33 posted on 02/03/2008 12:56:17 PM PST by mhx
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To: JRochelle

And just from where do you think this REAL conservative will appear? I’m so glad that you’ll be glad that we will be finally left with a candidate on the Republican ticket that is even less conservative than that nasty ol’ un-conservative Romney. Please expand on your comment. Actually, I’ve been wanting to talk to someone with this point of view to explain how its much better to have McCain than Romney.


34 posted on 02/03/2008 12:57:51 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: JRochelle

Let’s make a deal, ok?

If Mitt doesn’t drop out on Wednesday AM as you predict, you take a hike, permanently.

Deal?


35 posted on 02/03/2008 1:04:39 PM PST by citizen (Capt. McQueeg: "Have any of you an explanation for the quart of missing strawberries?" (click-clack))
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To: Maneesh
Maine's votes are non-binding. If Romney falls, they'll go to McCain.

And it's seriously doubtful that Romney will win his home state. There's no love lost over there.

Plus Romney has already ceded the Northeastern states to McCain and is concentrating on California and western/Midwestern states.

36 posted on 02/03/2008 1:05:23 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Wrong. McVain can’t sweep the NE states. He has already lost Maine.


37 posted on 02/03/2008 1:06:48 PM PST by citizen (Capt. McQueeg: "Have any of you an explanation for the quart of missing strawberries?" (click-clack))
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To: RepublitarianRoger2

That’s funny. In any event, I’m okay with Romney, as there is no true conservative in the race. I cannot vote for McCain.


38 posted on 02/03/2008 1:10:10 PM PST by CASchack
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To: big'ol_freeper
Romney scorecard: Pro-life- NO Pro-gay- YES Pro-socialist healthcare- YES Pro-liberal judges- YES Force Catholic Hospitals to violate faith tenets- YES

Not true. Romney is Pro-Life. He refused to sign pro-abort legislation that came across his desk. He most definately is not pro-gay, I've never heard him endorse any form of socialist universal health care, and I don't know what makes you think he would nominate liberal judges. If anyone would nominate liberal judges it would be McCain. He actually endorsed David Souter, so that should give you some insight as to who he considers to be a conservative judge. You seriously need to reevaluate your powers of reasoning, or come clean and stop posting deceptive information on Romney.

And while we're at it, the truth is, McCain was ready to bail in the last election and run as John Kerry's VP, so who's the turncoat liberal here? That dosen't sound like a conservative Republican to me.

39 posted on 02/03/2008 1:11:57 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: CASchack

Same here. I’m going for Romney.


40 posted on 02/03/2008 1:12:02 PM PST by RepublitarianRoger2
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To: FrdmLvr

You are deluded and hopeless. Everything you said is false...except about McCain.


41 posted on 02/03/2008 1:14:43 PM PST by big'ol_freeper (REAGAN: "..party..must represent certain fundamental beliefs [not] compromised..[for] expediency")
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To: citizen
Wrong. McVain can’t sweep the NE states. He has already lost Maine.

What part of "non-binding" do you not understand? Maine's delegates are NON-BINDING, which means if McCain wins the nomination, they're going to go to HIM. So Romney's "victory" is about as significant as winning a straw poll.

And McCain is polling higher than Romney in winner-take-all states such as NY and NJ. There is a thread on FR about Romney already conceding the Northeastern states to McCain. There is no delegates for coming in 2nd in New York state.

It's OVER for Romney. He will win Utah and maybe Colorado & that's that. But please, by all means, keep screaming that we need to support a RINO to keep another RINO from winning the nomination.

42 posted on 02/03/2008 1:58:26 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: Mojave; JRochelle; JohnnyZ; Reagan Man

BTTT


43 posted on 02/03/2008 2:01:56 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (The Constitution does not give me the authority to run your life - Ron Paul)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Pro-life- NO
Pro-gay- YES
Pro-socialist healthcare- YES
Pro-liberal judges- YES
Force Catholic Hospitals to violate faith tenets- YES

Let me express some points of view on your post.

Romney has been endorsed by several strong pro-lifers. He is not a pro-choice presidential candidate. Even when he ran as a pro-choice candidate as a Senator and governor (which he no longer does, his change of heart has been recounted before), he made it clear his own view was pro-life. His judges would be constitutionalists. That should give a pro-life voter hope.

As far as gay marriage, he worked against the Massachusetts gay marriage decision. If you choose to believe otherwise, you ignore the facts.

Regarding socialist health care, you're wrong again. Mitt's state made the deadbeats get their own insurance. The state was already paying for the health care of these people...what is more important is that the bulk of the health care providers were from the private sector and not a Hillary-care Government plan.

I cannot speak to Liberal judges, as I am not familiar with how many he appointed. I can say he was in a state where 80% of the legislature was Democrat, and that there are reports that John McLame didn't care for Sam Alito...so the alternative doesn't really make me feel good.

The "Catholic Hospitals" you make a good point about. And Romney is wrong about that--he should have stood his ground when the issue first came up, though perhaps he was told by counsel his stand wouldn't hold up in court. I am pleased that his initial reaction was to agree with the hospitals, though. He should have worked harder to get something done that would have exempted the hospitals.

44 posted on 02/03/2008 2:09:38 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Why don’t you let people vote before you say it’s over? It surely is NOT. Have some respect for those yet to vote, which by the way is the vast majority of Republicans. They will decide not you.


45 posted on 02/03/2008 2:13:43 PM PST by over3Owithabrain
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Maine's delegates are NON-BINDING

Stop it. You'll have them throwing a tantrum.

46 posted on 02/03/2008 2:17:56 PM PST by Mojave
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
---Romney. He will win Utah and maybe Colorado & that's that.---

Wow, Romney wins only Utah and maybe Colorado. And you are gauranteeing that. By all means, kindly start a thread boasting just that prediction. Go ahead, do it. I might even stop by and comment on it after the results are in.

Btw, do continue to rant all you want. Romney won the vote in the NE state of Maine. That won't ever change.

47 posted on 02/03/2008 2:58:18 PM PST by citizen (Capt. McQueeg: "Have any of you an explanation for the quart of missing strawberries?" (click-clack))
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To: big'ol_freeper

I beg to differ, but even if I was wrong about Romney, which I am not, it pales in comparison to McCain’s willingness to dump the Republican party for the chance of running as Kerry’s VP. That just dosen’t fill me with confidence in him as my president. I couldn’t trust him. If he’s willing to sacrifice his conservative principles, it shows me he has no integrity. That’s the action of a man who is in it for himself.


48 posted on 02/03/2008 3:22:14 PM PST by FrdmLvr
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To: freemike
video link: FRED THOMPSON: JOHN MCCAIN & MIKE HUCKABEE BETRAY THE REAGAN VISION!
49 posted on 02/03/2008 7:26:14 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
It appears the FLORIDA VOTE IS NON-BINDING AS WELL! That is, if one can believe the floridacapitalnews.com source. Here is the quote:

One wild card on the GOP side is a rule giving Greer virtual control of the delegation, whether it's 57 or 114 votes. That means he can broker the Florida bloc to the candidate who does what the state wants — such as putting Crist on the ticket for vice president.

So there ya go.

Win, Mitt, win.

50 posted on 02/03/2008 7:32:42 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat ((I am SO glad to no longer be associated with the party of Dependence on Government!))
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