Skip to comments.Romney out. Congratulations Freepers on ensuring there was no conservative in the race. (Vanity)
Posted on 02/07/2008 9:51:12 AM PST by mbraynard
You rallied behind someone who never had their heart in the race and was never a leader in their life (Thompson) or never had a chance in hell (Hunter). What is needed more than anything to win the WH is a drive to do the spade work necessary to get there. So by denying Romney victory in IA and NH and SC, and splitting the field, you now have probably the worst enemy of all - someone the Wonderful Mr. Jim Robinson never saw fit to put a 'truth file' on.
So, nice work.
I still have to vote.
And it’s still going to Mitt. Possibly in November as well.
Let the record reflect that Freeper strategy didn’t work. You may not like to hear it, but that’s what happened.
??????? - Hunter and Thompson were both out of the race by Super Tuesday....what was Romney excuse for Super Tuesday?
“He’s dead, Jim”
I’m waiting to see who McCain nominates for VP before jumping to a third party. If he screws it up, though, I’ll be rooting for Ron Paul to go libertarian.
Looks like there is a sale on arse holes today.
....and as a consolation prize, you get a copy of our home game and a case of Rice-a-Romney, the San Francisco treat!............
I like him better than McQueeg, to be sure. But I can’t vote for surrender to the jihadis.
Sorry, but I think you have an inflated sense of FR’s influence.
Sure. Blame the FReepers. It’s always got to be someone else’s fault. It has nothing to do with the candidates themselves. I know that. Damn FReepers!
No, please! This is supposed to be a happy occasion! Let’s not bicker and argue over who killed who...
McAmnesty is now the nominee!
Bush’s lame duck session begins, and a Democrat is going to be President, McDole is DOA election day.
Romney knows how to talk like a conservative.
If it weren’t for his record of allowing gay marriage in Massachussetts, his pseudo-socialized health care plan, his gun grabbing and tax increases ... he’s a real Ronald Reagan.
Conservatives lost when Thompson dropped out.
Romney was simply the lesser of evils.
Please tell me how installing Hillary or Obama as president will save the nation.
My primary is in April and I will vote for Ron Paul as a protest vote at that time.
Looks like we’ve got a FUBAR or possibly a FOUL ODORS situation here.
Yes, let’s all start blaming each other. JUST what they want! Do you really think any thing about this election has anything to do with any of us? We didn’t even get to vote! The candidate was ‘selected, and it wasn’t by any of us, don’t you see that?
McCain was going nowhere, early on. It was a PRIMARY! Yes, ALL of us would have embraced Romney early on if we had known the media and GOP were going to push McCain at the end.
Hindsight is real easy to grab onto and blame others. Why didn’t YOU warn us about McCain if you were so smart?
Like the others, Romney couldn’t seal the deal with voters. That’s the bottom line. He certainly spent enough to get his message out. People just didn’t bit either because of the flip-flopper stench or religious bigotry.
I think Jim and many Freepers had a hard time on what to do in this election. We were like ping pong balls going from Hunter to Fred and then to either huck or Mitt. You do bring up one good point though, why was there no mcCain truth file created?
One has to wonder if those who supported Mitt will now listen to him and stop Hill/Obamma from winning.
I’m up in the air.
You are a sore loser.
Your guy is a phony and a liar.
And you expected those of us who saw him for what he was to support him anyway.
Sorry man, we aren’t liberals.
Fred was never in the race.
I cannot speak about Iowa but to be fair NH allows anyone to vote in either primary by registering the same day so nonRepublicans tainted the race here. Fred and Hunter were nonfactors in this state.
Not in my wildest dreams would I have imagined that Rep. would choose Crazy McCain. He is feeble, talks to himself, and his wife had to help him off the plane.
Something wrong with his face also. If it is cancer, then he is in really bad shape.
I love Mitt, I just do. He is the conservative, he is articulate and he has class. Unlike mcpain and huck......who HAVE NO CLASS AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
People were saying “FR has NO clue”, “FR has NO influence” and “FR isn’t ‘mainstream’ enough and doesn’t look for the electable candidate”.
Now you come along and blame it all on FR? LOL Just PISS OFF — fool.
Um, genuine bona fides? If that is true, then why are we now stuck with McLame? I hate to say this, but the field of GOP candidates sucked from beginning to end. Now we're faced with the choice of the worse possible scenerio (Hitlery or B. Hussein) or swalling a bitter pill and hoping the GOP minority can keep him reigned in. I pray for our future.
Yes, in hindsight that was clearly done.
Sell crazy someplace else, were all stocked up here.
There were no McCain truth files, because FReepers didn’t need them. McCain comes in miserably in every poll. Jim’s “McCain you miserable &%$#*@....” thread is legendary.
I agree, I think Mr. Robinson is wonderful too!
I see even without having a candidate to push down our throats you still can’t be gracious about the fact that we have the freedom to choose a different candidate than you want us to choose. You may have seen Romney as the perfect conservative but many others did not.
Freeper strategy didnt work.
Old Media strategy did.
“his brave and selfless military service”
Don’t believe that for a minute!
If he hadn’t have had Admirals in his family he would have nwashed out of flight training, lost 5 aircraft and been captured because he was a lousy pilot.
Conservatives and Grass roots Republican must take back Congress to save the republic.
Romney’s speech was one of the best I have ever heard, it was very much Reaganesque. I am disappointed deeply but my respect for him has only grown. I will not be listening to Rush for a very long time. He could have helped Romney so much. No courage Rush. Your bully pulpit has too many conditions.
We have THAT kinda power??
Sorry. Duncan Hunter has a record of conservatism and accomplishment 2nd to none. Yet many freepers immediately started looking to electable RINOs. We get what we deserve.
This West Texan Disagrees with you. Mitt was the best one out of the three left. I am sad by his leaving this race.
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