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Romney: A Mistake for McCain
Real Clear Politics ^ | 07/23/3008 | Dick Morris

Posted on 07/23/2008 5:33:00 PM PDT by JRochelle

You've probably heard the story about the tycoon who wanted to bring out a new kind of dog food.

He spent lavishly. He hired the best marketing person, the top PR firm, the best ad agency, the No. 1 packaging expert, the most powerful distributor -- but the sales were flat after six months.

He summoned his consultants to a meeting and asked why the food wasn't selling. "The dogs won't eat it," was the answer that came back.

And so it is with Mitt Romney. Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries, the dogs won't eat it. He lost Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and California. The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states; and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals couldn't spare the cash to advertise. Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.

And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries. Using his gigantic money advantage to dominate television, he seized early leads in virtually all of the primary states, only to lose them later on. And, when they started slipping away, he resorted to unfair, distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008rncconvention; 2008veep; dickmorris; election08; gopprimary; mccain; mccainlist; mccaintruthfile; rino; romney; toesucker
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Once again Dick shows us his lack of common sense. He is half right that Romney would be a mistake.

Powell, Rice, Lieberman and Huckabee are also unacceptable.

1 posted on 07/23/2008 5:33:00 PM PDT by JRochelle
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To: JRochelle

Forget the Morman and the Arkansasn


2 posted on 07/23/2008 5:33:52 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: JRochelle
B*I*N*G*O!!
3 posted on 07/23/2008 5:34:43 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: JRochelle

Then who?


4 posted on 07/23/2008 5:35:15 PM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: JRochelle

Add Crist, Ridge, and Lindsey Graham to the list.


5 posted on 07/23/2008 5:35:21 PM PDT by Verginius Rufus
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To: All

Calling all Romney bashers...


6 posted on 07/23/2008 5:35:42 PM PDT by Scarchin (Romney for VEEP)
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To: JRochelle

McCain is a mistake all by himself.


7 posted on 07/23/2008 5:36:46 PM PDT by bmwcyle (If God wanted us to be Socialist, Karl Marx would have been born in America.)
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To: JRochelle

Morris is so full of it...remember who he worked for.


8 posted on 07/23/2008 5:37:30 PM PDT by arbee4bush (Our Airman Daughter KB4W--Hero, Patriot and the Love of her mom & dads life! RIP Tony Snow)
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To: JRochelle
When Bill O. said—up next Dick Morris will weigh in with his VP picks for McCain, I switched over to a Lifetime flick. I just couldn't go through hearing about Leiberman, Powell and Rice.
9 posted on 07/23/2008 5:37:39 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: JRochelle

McCain: A Mistake for the Republican Party.


10 posted on 07/23/2008 5:37:53 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: Clintonfatigued; Tennessee Nana; Diogenesis; Rome2000; Reagan Man

Dick Morris gets it right for a change about Slick Willard, but gets it wrong for the other RINO (or rodent) choices for VP.


11 posted on 07/23/2008 5:38:42 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Vigilanteman

who pray tell oh genius do you suggest


12 posted on 07/23/2008 5:38:48 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: Nachum

John Kasik

John Thune

Rob Portman

Eric Cantor

Mike Pence

Chris Cox

Haley Barbour

Carly Fiorina (a maybe)


13 posted on 07/23/2008 5:40:03 PM PDT by JRochelle (Barak in Berlin "Ich bein ein beginner.")
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To: Nachum

Mike Pence, James Inhofe.


14 posted on 07/23/2008 5:40:37 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Boycott Washington D.C. until they allow gun ownership)
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To: JRochelle

What about Duncan Hunter?


15 posted on 07/23/2008 5:41:51 PM PDT by Cuchulain ("...never treat with the enemy; never surrender to his mercy, but fight to the finish.")
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To: JRochelle

Dick Morris has officially lost his mind. Badness of his advice can only mean one thing: He is for Obama.

Condi = Bush = 80% disapproval rating

Powel = Will Endorse Obama anytime now

Leiberman = Unless McCain wants to win the Presidency of some BINGO club, putting equally dull and old looking dude on the ticket wouldn’t make much sense.

Romney can raise upto 50 million dollars. He can’t out-raise Obama, but he doesn’t have to. Hillary couldn’t either, but she almost managed to pull it off. Obama can’t buy his way to WH. All McCain has to do in terms of money is remain within striking distance and he is doing a reasonable job of that.

Michigan is only polling couple of points higher for Obama and there are 3 and half months to go.

Romney can tip the scale in McCain’s favor.

Remember Obama went into Texas couple of points ahead....

Romney has some pull in Nevada and Colorado. He can bring those to the McCain’s column as well.

More importantly he looks like he is alive.

McCain needs to give Huck or some OTHER Southerner a prominent role in the campaign to HOLD Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

If not McCain then I-Carly!

Yeah she is filthy rich, so is Romney.

However, she is a hot Woof, and Hildabeast lovers may just not be able to resist her.


16 posted on 07/23/2008 5:43:33 PM PDT by The_Republican (Conservatives are in trouble because they hate Scarlett Johanson.)
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To: JRochelle

the blonde who worked for Nixon and Colmes’ sister in law said tonight if mccain didn’t pick Mitt she was gonna run in the streets in sixth avenue,

Mitt is her “sexy pic”...lolol and I AGREE!

I guess Dick agrees with you.


17 posted on 07/23/2008 5:44:32 PM PDT by libbylu
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To: JRochelle

Every single one of those names are boring. I do not see McCain having success with his own base if he does not choose a candidate that can draw votes from the middle.


18 posted on 07/23/2008 5:44:35 PM PDT by Nachum (Obama: creepy you can count on)
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To: Cuchulain

Sure.

Duncan Hunter

Jeff Sessions

Tom Coburn

Pawlenty? He just doesn’t do it for me. He seems squishy and a mini rino.


19 posted on 07/23/2008 5:45:13 PM PDT by JRochelle (Barak in Berlin "Ich bein ein beginner.")
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To: The_Republican
McCain needs to give Huck or some OTHER Southerner a prominent role in the campaign to HOLD Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia.

It would take a lot more than that in the South with Romney on the ticket.

20 posted on 07/23/2008 5:45:39 PM PDT by Ingtar (Haley Barbour 2012, Because he has experience in Disaster Recovery. - ejonesie22)
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To: JRochelle

Mark Sanford.


21 posted on 07/23/2008 5:45:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: JRochelle
"Pawlenty? He just doesn’t do it for me. He seems squishy and a mini rino."

He is.

22 posted on 07/23/2008 5:46:35 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: JRochelle

“Powell, Rice, Lieberman, Huckabee — but not Romney!”

What are you talking about, Dick? This is the “Condi vs. Hillary” election. You mean they aren’t going to be the nominees like you predicted in that book?

So, based on your most recent analysis, you think McCain should select Powell, Rice or Lieberman? Two liberals, and maybe even three. And Condi can’t even say aloud who she intends to vote for after praising Obama.

Based on Dick’s analysis, Romney seems far and away the strongest possible VP selection.


23 posted on 07/23/2008 5:48:26 PM PDT by Will88
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To: bmwcyle

i thought of that!

but i was too polite to say it.

i think.

i would say that.


24 posted on 07/23/2008 5:48:35 PM PDT by ken21 (people die and you never hear from them again.)
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To: Nachum

I’ll take boring of smarmy and phony.


25 posted on 07/23/2008 5:48:51 PM PDT by JRochelle (Barak in Berlin "Ich bein ein beginner.")
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To: libbylu

That would be Monica Crowley...I’m with you both. I want Mitt. ;)


26 posted on 07/23/2008 5:49:00 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: yldstrk
McCain needs a Bob Barr or Newt Gingrich type on his ticket if he is going to win.

In other words, it's basically a lost cause.......

27 posted on 07/23/2008 5:50:01 PM PDT by SENTINEL (By their works shall ye know them.....)
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To: Will88

MITT MATCH
While Mitt Romney’s set of paid PR minions are busy pushing out Mitt for Vice President spin, McCain campaign insiders say that while it’s true they have polled Romney on the bottom of the ticket, the data confirms that such a move would be a political disaster for the party.

“Mitt tanks the ticket,” says a McCain insider. “We lose fiscal conservatives. We lose social conservatives. We lose Catholics. We lose evangelicals. All the groups were spending time and money on bringing into the camp would be lost. He just doesn’t help us enough to do something like this, as much as Mitt might think we should. He doesn’t even win us Massachusetts.”

http://www.spectator.org/dsp_article.asp?art_id=13563

(Like a broken clock, Dick’s right about Slick Willard)


28 posted on 07/23/2008 5:50:25 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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McCain is a mistake all by himself.
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29 posted on 07/23/2008 5:51:54 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 ("When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat." Ronald Reagan)
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To: Vigilanteman
McCain: A Mistake for the Republican Party.

Any real Republican or conservative with a hope of a career in politics should stay away from the VP slot this time around.
There is going to be a bloody massacre in November and the smart thing to do is be as far away from it as possible.

30 posted on 07/23/2008 5:53:12 PM PDT 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: JRochelle

I heard Morris predict on BOR tonight that his prediction for VP is Tom Ridge. I hope not. Ridge is a bore.

Outside of Romney, I like John Thune and Pawlenty.


31 posted on 07/23/2008 5:54:55 PM PDT by Signalman
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To: Iron Munro
And for that reason, I think that Romney -- who is willing to be on the ticket -- is a wsie choice.

I am very conservative and I would support Romney in either slot -- over whomever the Dems run.

32 posted on 07/23/2008 5:56:00 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Nachum

H. Clinton. If she will take it. Mark my words.


33 posted on 07/23/2008 5:56:25 PM PDT by Nuc1 (NUC1 Sub pusher SSN 668 (Liberals Aren't Patriots))
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To: Bobkk47

I am not sure Tommy Boy would help all that much even in PA.


34 posted on 07/23/2008 5:57:00 PM PDT by PackerBoy (Just my opinion ....)
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To: Bobkk47
Calm dawn.

If Dick Morris says one thing, the complete opposite will happen.

35 posted on 07/23/2008 5:57:28 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: Will88
dicky morris sucks whores toes... and pays money to do it.

I give a fat rat's ass what this fat pig says.

If he were in range, I'd probably do something really stupid.

36 posted on 07/23/2008 5:57:47 PM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages - In Honor of Standing Wolf)
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To: Bobkk47
Bill Kristol and Jeff Birnbaum predicted Ridge last night on The Panel. I wept.
37 posted on 07/23/2008 5:58:27 PM PDT by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: Bobkk47

Once again Dick shows us how dumb he is.

McCain has already said how he would pick someone who is pro life.

Ridge is pro abortion.

End of story.

If McCain picks Ridge, I won’t cast a vote for McCain.


38 posted on 07/23/2008 5:58:44 PM PDT by JRochelle (Barak in Berlin "Ich bein ein beginner.")
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To: JRochelle
TOE-SUCKER SPEAKS!
39 posted on 07/23/2008 6:00:17 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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GOP - Forget 'em all!

GOP needs a *real* Conservative Rock Star! / per Michael Reagan - Feb? 2008

Radio Host Jason Lewis is the conservative Rock Star!   Let's let all the hot-shots with their vast govt. experience be the advisors, I want the hot-shot *Conservative Communicators* with character ON The Ticket!

My suggestions: GOP Primary 2008: Need Fresh Faces & New Talent = Gregg Cunningham / Jason Lewis
Post #19 (other thread)

 

Gregg Cunningham
Conservative Republican
Gregg's civilian & military bio
 
 


Jason Lewis

Leading Conservative Spokesman
Radio Talk Show Host
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Jason Lewis Bio
 

40 posted on 07/23/2008 6:01:40 PM PDT by Golden Gate
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To: arbee4bush
Morris is so full of it...remember who he worked for. He ran two of Jesse Helms campaigns.. is that who you mean?

There is one VP nominee that McCain could chose that would insure that Obama is our next president. That is Mitt Romney. I like Romney but Evangelicals will not vote for a Morman. No Republican can win without the evangelicals.

41 posted on 07/23/2008 6:02:09 PM PDT by Common Tator
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To: JRochelle

The potential ticket?

42 posted on 07/23/2008 6:04:26 PM PDT by Old Sarge (CTHULHU '08 - I won't settle for a lesser evil any longer!)
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To: JRochelle

Just one more in a long list of mistakes.


43 posted on 07/23/2008 6:05:14 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Scarchin
Calling all Romney bashers...

You rang? ;-)

44 posted on 07/23/2008 6:05:16 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: JRochelle
"HUCKABEE?!" Gomer?! The squirrel eater? That's a good way to lose an election!!
45 posted on 07/23/2008 6:08:36 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (McCain could never convince me to vote for him. Only the Marxist Obama can!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“He just doesn’t help us enough to do something like this, as much as Mitt might think we should. He doesn’t even win us Massachusetts.”

And what genius ever thought Mitt would win Mass. for a Republican ticket? If that’s the possibility McCain people have been contemplating, they need a new team of analysts. No serious person would ever think Mitt or any Republican could pull Mass. away from the Dems. in a presidential election.

I saw the thread where this McCain insider supposedly relayed all that information. But, as McCain lovers as so apt to say. Where else are they gonna go? Do they think Mitt puts southern states into the Obama column?

I put little or no value on that so-called insider report. Mitt would be the best campaigner, and he campaigned little in the south earlier. He could win over many conservatives if he actually campaigned in their states and spoke to their concerns.


46 posted on 07/23/2008 6:09:20 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Scarchin
Calling all Romney bashers...

No matter who it is it will not be good enough even though the VP slot means almost nothing in terms of substance. So I ask who else other than Romney has natural stature and will help elect McCain? I'm sure there are others but who are they?

48 posted on 07/23/2008 6:10:14 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: JRochelle

To bad Fred Thompson would not take the job of VP ..... is it to late for Fred to take the job ?


49 posted on 07/23/2008 6:13:03 PM PDT by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: yldstrk

Of course there are no suggestions, just complaints and griping.


50 posted on 07/23/2008 6:19:37 PM PDT by KC_Conspirator
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