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Romney to Downsize Post-Super Tuesday?
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Posted on 02/06/2008 6:37:26 AM PST by Cluster

Romney to Downsize Post-Super Tuesday?

ABC News' Matt Stuart Reports:

Mitt Romney suggested Saturday that he might reduce his staff after Super Tuesday,

saying he has "a much larger staff" than may be required "as you go on to these subsequent primaries." (...)

http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalradar/2008/02/romney-to-downs.html

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; envyofmillionaire; millionaire; reduction; romney; supertuesday; toast
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1 posted on 02/06/2008 6:37:30 AM PST by Cluster
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To: Cluster
So let's recap:

McCain attacks Romney. Huckabee attacks Romney. Media attacks Romney.

Media avoids attacking McCain. Huckabee avoids attacking McCain. McCain avoids attacking Media. McCain avoids attacking Huckabee.

Yup...this has liberal fingerprints all over it.

2 posted on 02/06/2008 6:39:55 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Digital Sniper

Ya think?


3 posted on 02/06/2008 6:42:58 AM PST by kempster
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To: Cluster

That’s a lot of “could”, “may” and “might” even for an alphabet network.


4 posted on 02/06/2008 6:43:25 AM PST by Disturbin (Liberals: buying votes with your money)
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To: Cluster

Of course this is to give the impression that the Romney tent is folding.

But - if a primary season is weighted to a single day that requires 22 concurrent tasks it takes a certain amount of staff to man those tasks.

When the balance of the primary season rarely places more than 2 important tasks on a single day it clearly takes less staff to man that objective. Any campaign that isn’t cutting staff, is probably operating inefficiently. Go figure.


5 posted on 02/06/2008 6:44:25 AM PST by crescen7 (game on)
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To: Cluster

We shall see, Clusterhuck.


6 posted on 02/06/2008 6:45:20 AM PST by Constitution Day (Yuckabee '08. I'd prefer another letter, but it would get me suspended.)
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To: Digital Sniper

Of course the MSM supports McCain. They will support and pump the candidate that does the most harm to Conservatives and thusly helps the Libs. The same reason they were giving the Huckabee spin up a while back. They want to do everything they can to muddy the waters on the Right.

The MSM branch of the MoveOn/Democratic Party is doing it’s part.


7 posted on 02/06/2008 6:46:17 AM PST by Sax
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To: Digital Sniper
Issues aside, it was insiders versus an outsider, with a big ol' helpin' of religious bigotry thrown in for lagniappe.

Mr. niteowl77

8 posted on 02/06/2008 6:46:52 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: Cluster

Sorry Frodo, but you post one troll after another.
And you have since you started a very short time ago.


9 posted on 02/06/2008 6:47:53 AM PST by bill1952 (The right to buy weapons is the right to be free)
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To: kempster
Ya think?

As someone else once observed, "Once is a fluke. Twice is a pattern. Third time is evidence."

We're about a thousand layers into the "evidence" stage that McCain is being propped up by none but the effete elite liberals who have corrupted and manipulated the Republican party.

10 posted on 02/06/2008 6:48:41 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Digital Sniper

Huh?

Media avoids attacking McCain?

I consider Rush, Ann C., etc. “media.” HUGE media. They spent the last few weeks skewering McCain in every way possible.

And in doing so, they drove Romney out of the race by sending votes to Huckabee.

Last night’s GOP results have conservative fingerprints all over them.


11 posted on 02/06/2008 6:49:36 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: crescen7
Any campaign that isn’t cutting staff, is probably operating inefficiently.

As Huckabee told us,one thing Romney knows for sure is how to lay people off!

12 posted on 02/06/2008 6:50:25 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Mike Huckabee: If Gomer Pyle and Hugo Chavez had a love child this is who it would be.)
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To: Cluster

Looks like the Republican ticket will be McCain/Huck. :(


13 posted on 02/06/2008 6:50:40 AM PST by jdm (A Hunter Thompson ticket would be suicide.)
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To: crescen7

Mitt Romney suggested Saturday that he might reduce his staff after Super Tuesday,

might
Probably not a bad idea, probably had a significant organization in place for the super Tuesday 22 state primary. There is a smaller market now needs targeting,
heavy targeting.


14 posted on 02/06/2008 6:50:56 AM PST by IrishMike (Liberalism is Jihad from within)
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To: Cluster

Conservatives waited too long to coalesce behind one candidate and there still appears to be a big percentage that think Huckabee is conservative. Also I think there is some anti-Mormon bigotry going on with Southern churchgoers.
We are stuck with a choice of way out liberal (Obama), really really liberal (Clinton), or sorta liberal (McCain)

Just great....


15 posted on 02/06/2008 6:51:25 AM PST by rman04554
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To: Cluster

Cluster = Dano1?


16 posted on 02/06/2008 6:51:27 AM PST by OB1kNOb (What a pathetic state of GOP affairs it has come to, picking a lesser evil nominee.)
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To: Cluster

“ABC News’ Matt Stuart Reports:”

Your first mistake. If Romney said it, post HIS OWN WORDS. Not quotes from, but actually coming from Romneys mouth. Otherwise it’s just more MSM drive bye humdrum crapola!


17 posted on 02/06/2008 6:52:53 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: Digital Sniper

I know what you mean. I want to see the delegate count, and the upcoming races, before evaluating the race.

I was listening to the analyists speculating this morning about how Romney could drop out and support Huckabee. But Romney has more delegates! Under that logic, maybe McCain should drop out and support Romney.

The deep hatred the media seems to have for Reomney is, to me, the most compelling reason to support him. He must be doing something right!


18 posted on 02/06/2008 6:52:54 AM PST by cvq3842
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To: Cluster
Mitt Romney suggested Saturday

So this has nothing to do with Tuesday's results.

19 posted on 02/06/2008 6:53:05 AM PST by Lucius Cornelius Sulla (Mike Huckabee: If Gomer Pyle and Hugo Chavez had a love child this is who it would be.)
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To: Jedidah
I consider Rush, Ann C., etc. “media.” HUGE media. They spent the last few weeks skewering McCain in every way possible.

Sorry...but Rush and Ann have but a fraction of the audience that the "mainstream" media has. Amd when their remarks do get coverage in the "mainstream" media, they have been twisted and distorted to the point that they're unrecognizable compared to their original remarks.

Let's face it: the people who elected and re-elected Clinton don't get their talking points from Rush or Ann; they get it from the Spew York Times and other liberal rags.

Last night’s GOP results have conservative fingerprints all over them.

Conservatives don't support liberal RINOs like McCain. Anyone who says otherwise is trying to sell you something.

20 posted on 02/06/2008 6:53:06 AM PST by Digital Sniper (Hello, "Undocumented Immigrant." I'm an "Undocumented Border Patrol Agent.")
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To: Digital Sniper

Pretty much sums it up.


21 posted on 02/06/2008 6:57:02 AM PST by Red in Blue PA (Truth : Liberals :: Kryptonite : Superman)
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To: Cluster

We need to face the fact that Romney is not showing himself to be competitive with McCain. For all of his bucks, he is not getting a big bang.

It seems the more the neo-con bloggers and talk radio gurus condemn McCain and Huckabee and try to build-up Romney, Romney does more poorly.

Huckabee can be dismissed by some as a regional candidate or one who appeals to a single block of voters (social conservatives), but this would only make him more attractive as a VP for a perceived moderate like McCain.

The bottom line is that McCain is in the driver’s seat and one must be imaginative to see reasons for his bus to get derailed to the nomination.


22 posted on 02/06/2008 6:57:11 AM PST by IssuesOriented
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To: Digital Sniper
Yup...this has liberal fingerprints all over it.

I prefer to use the word "stench" when referring to the current situation....

Possibly the worst stench of all in this whole affair is Lindsey Grahmnesty waiting in between McCain's butt cheeks for the VEEP nod......

Excuse me while I go throw up.....

23 posted on 02/06/2008 7:00:00 AM PST by Thermalseeker (Silence is not always a Sign of Wisdom, but Babbling is ever a Mark of Folly. - B. Franklin)
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To: jdm

That is NO republican ticket!


24 posted on 02/06/2008 7:00:35 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: jdm

That is NO republican ticket!


25 posted on 02/06/2008 7:00:42 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: Cluster

If Romney is going to drop out, this is a smart move. Lay off some staff and start paying back the loans he made to his campaign from his personal fortune. All future contributions should go directly into Romney’s pocket.


26 posted on 02/06/2008 7:01:00 AM PST by LetsRok
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To: jdm

That is NO republican ticket! repubican, yes.....


27 posted on 02/06/2008 7:01:07 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: niteowl77

Well if the shoe fits...


28 posted on 02/06/2008 7:02:29 AM PST by DoingTheFrenchMistake
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To: Sax

Totally agree this is a ‘’pump and dump’’ strategy by the propaganda press and political establishment to push a fatally flawed candidate into the Republican nomination. The toast of the town now will just be toast come the fall.


29 posted on 02/06/2008 7:02:38 AM PST by Menehune56 (Oderint Dum Metuant (Let them hate, so long as they fear - Lucius Accius (170 BC - 86 BC)))
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To: Cluster
I wonder if Huckabee is going to get a much needed cash infusion at this point? If he does, he could take the ball from McCain in the 4th quarter and score. If he doesn't then my guess is that the scene remains status quo and Huckabee will have the veep slot.

Did you notice the comments Huckabee made last night after the results were firming up? He comes right out with more (and historically consistent at least for the campaign) pro 2nd Amendment rhetoric. If he was in his heart an antigunner (which I know he is not) that subject would never find it's way into his speeches. Yet Huckabee has been consistently raising 2nd Amendment issues thru the whole campaign.

If he's the veep on a McCain ticket I can feel reassured that we won't see any new gun control crap get signed into law. I think Huckabee is a man of integrity and deep seated patriotism. If Huck is at he #2 position, I'll not only vote for McCain, I'll volunteer.

30 posted on 02/06/2008 7:02:53 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: NoGrayZone

Oops, sorry folks, have no idea what happened!!!! Great, now I’m repeating myself and don’t even know it!!! Aaahhh!!!


31 posted on 02/06/2008 7:03:27 AM PST by NoGrayZone (I believe we are witnessing the birth of the new Conservative Party....Grab a cigar!)
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To: Cluster

I cannot see myself supporting the candidate the New York Times thinks should be our nominee.

No McAmnesty.


32 posted on 02/06/2008 7:07:12 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: ExSoldier
If he's the veep on a McCain ticket I can feel reassured that we won't see any new gun control crap get signed into law

The good news is that this ticket means that you can pass your firearms down to your grandchildren.

The bad news is that your grandchildren will be pressing #2 for English, while their tax dollars go to pay for entitlements for illegals, such as Gov. Huckabee championed, in Arkansas.

And if you disagree with entitlements for illegals, Veep Huckabee will call you a racist, and a demogogue.
33 posted on 02/06/2008 7:11:21 AM PST by horse_doc (Visualize a world where a tactical nuke went off at Max Yasgur's farm in 1969.)
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To: bill1952
....Since you started a very short time ago.

Dang I just noticed he's a "two week old" freeper. And 'Tis the season (political) for TROLLS to dwell among us.

Quick! Summon the Viking Kitty to deliverest thine one true ZOT!

34 posted on 02/06/2008 7:16:31 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Digital Sniper

Since, as you say, “Rush and Ann have but a fraction of the audience that the ‘mainstream’ media has,” just think how much damage they could do if their audience was larger.

You completely missed my other point.

I wasn’t referring to conservative support for McCain. I referred to conservative talk show hosts who convinced multitudes to NOT vote for McCain, thus driving them to Huckabee and skewering Romney.

So which horse will you ride into November? I don’t have one in the race. But I will vote in November for whoever I deem will do the least harm, thus preserving my right to gripe for four more years.


35 posted on 02/06/2008 7:17:41 AM PST by Jedidah
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To: DoingTheFrenchMistake
Well if the shoe fits...

Got 'em all broken in already, huh?

Mr. niteowl77

36 posted on 02/06/2008 7:21:29 AM PST by niteowl77
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To: horse_doc
Succinct and to the point.
37 posted on 02/06/2008 7:27:57 AM PST by Constitutions Grandchild
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To: horse_doc
I really don't think that I'm going to get any grandchildren. My daughter had a bad experience with marriage and I just don't see it happening again anytime in the next 10 years. By that time, this country won't even exist no matter who occupies the Oval Office, next year or in eight more years.

History is marching to it's pre-destined and inevitable conclusion and it's tracking exactly to God's timetable. I'm not worried in the least. I only want to be able to protect myself and my family from the evil that covers the earth. At least as long as I'm physically able to do so. After that, to paraphrase the immortal words of Davey Crockett before he journeyed to the Alamo: The world can go to HELL and I shall go to Texas.

38 posted on 02/06/2008 7:29:16 AM PST by ExSoldier (Democracy is 2 wolves and a lamb voting on dinner. Liberty is a well armed lamb contesting the vote.)
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To: Cluster

Were going to see a lot more “downsizing” in the Republican party than Romney’s staff.


39 posted on 02/06/2008 7:31:55 AM PST by elfman2 ("As goes Fallujah, so goes central Iraq and so goes the entire country" -Col Coleman, USMC ,4/2004)
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To: jdm

Looks like the Republican ticket will be McCain/Huck
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I doubt it. Karl Rove inserted some sanity into that discussion last night when he pointed out the obvious — Presidential nominees choose the VP that is going to help them the most. That is unlikely, in the final analysis for McCain, to be Huckabee.


40 posted on 02/06/2008 7:38:19 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: rman04554

Huckabee is more conservative than Romney. Romney put in place a $50 co-pay for abortions in his 1.8 billion dollar universal health care program (same basic plan as Hillary’s and now 400 million dollars over estimated costs this year). Kennedy was there at the signing. That’s not conservative. What amazes me is how many desperate conservatives have bought into the idea of Romney as a conservative rather than just face the fact that they don’t have a perfect candidate and have to make a difficult choice — 2 liberal Republicans and 1 conservative who has raised some taxes, and, horrors is a southerner and a former preacher. Romney is just an old school, white-shoe, born into wealth Rockefeller Republican. He is the liberal variant of the Republican species that conservatives have been loosely allied with and as often at war with for 60 years.


41 posted on 02/06/2008 7:43:24 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: Cluster

Usher in.....President of the United States; Hillary Clinton


42 posted on 02/06/2008 7:45:22 AM PST by 1Old Pro (Mitt Romney For President 2008)
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To: All; jdm

There’ve been multiple allegations of collusion between Huckabee and McCain from McCain sharing fundraising contact rolls to the McCain people flipping to Huckabee in West Virginia state primary when Romney had gotten the most votes on the first ballot but fallen short of 50%.


43 posted on 02/06/2008 7:53:53 AM PST by newzjunkey (Don't Blame Me, I Voted For FRed.)
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To: horse_doc
“Visualize a world where a tactical nuke went off at Max Yasgur’s farm in 1969.”

It did go off. It was a flower power bomb and it’s effects are still felt today.

44 posted on 02/06/2008 7:54:38 AM PST by Blind Eye Jones
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To: Jedidah
I consider Rush, Ann C., etc. “media.” HUGE media. They spent the last few weeks skewering McCain in every way possible.

Gee, I wonder how many Republicans consider conservative talk radio the equivalent of the liberal media as you do?

Do you really believe that Rush, Sean, Ann Coulter, Glenn, Levin, Savage, Hewitt and others were all lying about someone they didn't really believe is the most conservative candidate?

In my view, Ron Paul is the most authentic conservative, but even I don't attribute such a ridiculous conspiracy to them for opposing Paul.

45 posted on 02/06/2008 7:55:55 AM PST by Nephi ( $100m ante is a symptom of the old media... the Ron Paul Revolution is the new media's choice.)
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To: Greg F
1 conservative christian socialist

FTFY

46 posted on 02/06/2008 7:58:33 AM PST by newzjunkey (Don't Blame Me, I Voted For FRed.)
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To: newzjunkey

What has Huck done that is socialist?


47 posted on 02/06/2008 7:59:00 AM PST by Greg F (Romney appointed homosexual activists as judges in Massachusetts.)
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To: Cluster

Republicans: Meet your 2008 presidential candidate, brought to you by the MSM and Democrat Party.


48 posted on 02/06/2008 8:01:33 AM PST by Mad_Tom_Rackham (Elections have consequences.)
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To: Jedidah

Thatthe Conservtive Media, They get a pass as long as they agree with The rest of the Conservatives.

No one else gets a pass, in the Media.


49 posted on 02/06/2008 8:02:18 AM PST by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!)
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To: Nephi

Of course I don’t think that “Rush, Sean, Ann Coulter, Glenn, Levin, Savage, Hewitt and others were all lying . . “ and I’m not into conspiracy theories. That’s silly.

I DO think that they killed Romney’s chances for the nomination by sending McCain votes to Huckabee.

That’s just simple analysis.


50 posted on 02/06/2008 8:04:00 AM PST by Jedidah
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