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ROMNEY ANTI-PALIN
Spectator.org ^ | By The Prowler on 10.27.08 @ 6:11AM

Posted on 10/27/2008 5:42:43 AM PDT by Perdogg

Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House, have been involved in spreading ant-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election. "Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012," says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin. "The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney. He's in charge on November 5th."

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If this is true, Romney will never get my vote.
1 posted on 10/27/2008 5:42:44 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Chet 99; DesertRhino; Frantzie; GOP_Lady; HamiltonJay; impeachedrapist; IndependentWahoo; ...

ping


2 posted on 10/27/2008 5:43:30 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

Rolling my eyes.

Its a letter to the editor signed by “nobody”


3 posted on 10/27/2008 5:45:32 AM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Perdogg
If this is true, Romney will never get my vote.

Ditto!

4 posted on 10/27/2008 5:45:53 AM PDT by trussell (I carry because...When seconds count between life and death, the police are only minutes away)
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To: Perdogg

Put your mitt over your mouth Romney. You’re making an ass of yourself!


5 posted on 10/27/2008 5:46:31 AM PDT by IbJensen (Don't Be An Obombazombie!)
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To: Perdogg

He’s NOT “in charge” of me on 5 November
and he’s NOT nationally electable, they need to deal with it
maybe if the Northeast republicans like Noonan et al secede and form their own government

what an arrogant putz


6 posted on 10/27/2008 5:47:13 AM PDT by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: Perdogg

This is why he failed in the primaries. He is an opportunist, not a conservative.


7 posted on 10/27/2008 5:47:22 AM PDT by dinoparty
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To: Perdogg

I voted for Romney in the Georgia primary in February because he was the most conservative of a moderate to liberal bunch of remaining Republican candidates. Given the choice between Romney and Palin, its Palin for me in a heartbeat.


8 posted on 10/27/2008 5:47:23 AM PDT by Bulldawg Fan (Victory is the last thing Murtha and his fellow Defeatists want.)
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To: Perdogg
Romney was on Fox & Friends earlier this morning. I thought he gave a very diplomatic and pro-Palin answer to Gretchen's question, "Given your expertise in economics, do you think the McCain camp should have chosen you as VP?" (or something like that)

Actually, he was very positive about Ms Palin, IMO.

9 posted on 10/27/2008 5:47:55 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Michigan. Coming soon to a country near you.)
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To: Perdogg

These are the “anonymous McCain staffers” who have been smearing Palin to the media.

They are probably behind EVERY smear since Sarah was chosen.


10 posted on 10/27/2008 5:48:17 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Perdogg
Well Mitt, ol' boy...you just committed a "joe biden" and not only shot yourself in the foot...you blew the thing completely off.

You and that other would-be V.P. pick - the former governor of PA - are just bloviating with sour grapes, aren't you. I mean, the only previous VP pick candidates who are anti-Palin are the two of you.

Well, here's a clue for you...you didn't get picked for the Presidential nominee, and you didn't get picked for the VP candidate...so maybe there is a message in that for you.

Recently I've been defending you, as I didn't agree with you being outed for being a Morman while Obama is being allowed to run, and is basically a Muslim (regardless of claims otherwise, because if it walks like a duck, and quacks like a duck, chances are, it's a duck).

Also, you might be running against Governor Palin in 2002.
11 posted on 10/27/2008 5:49:14 AM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
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To: Perdogg

hands down, I supported Romney in the primaries. Among the candidates with any chance, he was the only one I thought would represent the party well in Nov. If this is true, I would reject any future bids without hesitation.


12 posted on 10/27/2008 5:50:15 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Perdogg

Agreed & I wouldn’t doubt it.

Why would he refuse to do something so easy as record a phone call against Kerry? Seems like the least someone could do, especially after Kerry said McCain wore Depends - you’d think any self-respecting Republican would want to do anything they could to help Kerry lose. Sounds to me like Romney’s got a bad case of sour grapes. If I were McCain those Romney supporters in my campaign that are spreading these rumors would be gone.


13 posted on 10/27/2008 5:50:19 AM PDT by leapfrog0202
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To: FrankR
wrong Governor Vice President Palin in 20022012.
14 posted on 10/27/2008 5:50:49 AM PDT by Perdogg (Raila Amollo Odinga - community organizer)
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To: Perdogg

If Romney wants ANY future in the Republican Party, he will need to get out in front of this right now and very PUBLICLY rebuke any of his people involved. This is beyond the pale.

And where will the Mittster be on November 5th when John McCain is the President-elect, and Sarah Palin the Vice-President-elect?

Answer: Banished to a windswept, unnamed island in the middle of the Quabbin Reservoir. Can Mitt say “persona-non-grata?


15 posted on 10/27/2008 5:50:59 AM PDT by John Valentine
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To: Perdogg

The Obamessiah has Hillary spreading heresy among the faithful and is actively trying to sabotage his campaign.

Looks like Mitt is going to be McCain’s Hildebeest...


16 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:13 AM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts.....)
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To: Perdogg
With "unnamed sources," this could just as easily be people afraid of Romney trying to torpedo him.

ASSUME ALL BAD STUFF IS FROM DEMS AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.

17 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:15 AM PDT by LS ("Castles made of sand, fall in the sea . . . eventually." (Hendrix))
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To: Perdogg
Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers....have been involved in spreading ant-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.

No, they've actually been seeking to hurt McCain/Palin's chance in this election. Why? Because a GOP victory next week effectively eliminates Romney from contention in '12.

18 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:40 AM PDT by Mr. Mojo
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To: MaggieCarta; Perdogg
Romney was on Fox & Friends earlier this morning. I thought he gave a very diplomatic and pro-Palin answer to Gretchen's question, "Given your expertise in economics, do you think the McCain camp should have chosen you as VP?" (or something like that)

Actually, he was very positive about Ms Palin, IMO.

He's just doing what the Clintons do, he has his underlings destroy his opponent and then he appears sympathetic. I'm sure he thinks that he only has to be nice for another week.

19 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:42 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Perdogg
Palin / Hunter 2012
20 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:50 AM PDT by taxcontrol
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To: Perdogg

Romney, you’re toast.


21 posted on 10/27/2008 5:51:55 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: wagglebee

And I betcha dime to doughnuts that they are just as reliable as that “McCain staffer” who lied about being attacked and mutilated!


22 posted on 10/27/2008 5:52:20 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("The gloves are off, the heels are on."- Sarah Palin)
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To: wagglebee

Add Romney to the list of Vichy Republicans. Come Nov. 5, either way, it will be pay back time.


23 posted on 10/27/2008 5:52:26 AM PDT by Thane_Banquo (Barney Frank is a Fannie bandit.)
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To: wagglebee

I would be willing to bet $5 that the “anonymous McCain campaign staffers” are David Assholerod and his butt buddy Plouffe.

Ignore this non sense. If Republicans get out and vote republican, we have this thing bagged.

Be prepared for a ton of Lifelong Republican stories this week though. The Obama campaign has unlimited Middle East cash to paint a false picture all the way to election day. Wouldn’t be surprised is 250K hit Zogby’s account today for a nice, Obama +12 headline tomorrow.


24 posted on 10/27/2008 5:52:56 AM PDT by johncocktoasten (Obama/Biden '08, in and of itself, A Bridge To Nowhere)
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To: Perdogg

Anonymous obama campaign staffers have told me they prefer McCain/Palin over obama.

There.


25 posted on 10/27/2008 5:53:08 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault ("..this administration is planning a 'Right Wing Assault' on values and ideals.." - John Kerry)
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To: Perdogg
If this is true, Romney will never get my vote.

I lived in MA under Romney. He is an affable fellow, but he is also a "go along to get along" type of guy. The conservative movement needs a leader and a fighter. We say we are all looking for the next Reagan. I disagree, we are all looking for the political equivalent of the George Patton. And I say our Patton is Sarah Palin.

For those that have never read it, the real words of the speech that Patton gave to 3ARMY before DDay is much better than the George C. Scott "sanitized" version:

http://greatspeeches.wordpress.com/2008/09/30/pattons-speech-to-the-third-army-june-5th-1944/

Those men in 3ARMY would have crawled over cut glass for Patton because they knew that he was a fighter and would never stop until the job was done. I feel that way about Palin. If the election goes badly for us, I feel like moving to Alaska and signing up for the Palin 2012 campaign immediately!

26 posted on 10/27/2008 5:53:46 AM PDT by ajwharton (FL GOP Pollwatcher, ACORN-buster)
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To: Perdogg

Mitt was on Fox and Friends this morning and was asked if it was a mistake for McCain to choose Palin instead of him for VP. He said “no, it was a net plus” and went on to talk favorably about her. If what his aid said is true, he didn’t give any indication of that this morning on F and F. That may be his true feelings, but he is being a good soldier as far as I can tell. By they way, I was never a Mitt supporter.


27 posted on 10/27/2008 5:53:56 AM PDT by jeepers creepers
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To: Perdogg
Romney would never get my vote anyway.

This kind of backstabbing is completely unacceptable.

Romney needs to quit running for president. He'll never get the support he needs. All he does is hurt the other candidates.

28 posted on 10/27/2008 5:54:27 AM PDT by DannyTN (`)
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To: Mr. Mojo
No, they've actually been seeking to hurt McCain/Palin's chance in this election. Why? Because a GOP victory next week effectively eliminates Romney from contention in '12.

The good news is that the Clintons have the exact same motivation and we may see the biggest October Surprise ever this week.

29 posted on 10/27/2008 5:54:31 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: Perdogg

Mitt, and his followers, are still tasting the sour grapes of his not getting the nod.

It was evident in St Paul. And it’s still evident.

He wants to head the party in the event we aren’t able to drag Mac across the finish line. Pure and Simple.

He is scared to death of Sarah.


30 posted on 10/27/2008 5:55:10 AM PDT by Iowa Granny
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To: greyfoxx39

Ping


31 posted on 10/27/2008 5:55:17 AM PDT by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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Are these anomymous sources, again???

I would doubt this until I see more info on it.

Sarah’s appeal is her “commonality”, which is an area that Mitt is seriously lacking in. I love Mitt, I think he would have been a better candidate (especially in light of current economic conditions), but he is so rich, some people just would not be able to get past that.


32 posted on 10/27/2008 5:55:44 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: Perdogg

Romney: “Make all the promises you have to (to destroy Palin and McCain for me)...

Guilty

33 posted on 10/27/2008 5:55:50 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: John Valentine
If Romney wants ANY future in the Republican Party, he will need to get out in front of this right now and very PUBLICLY rebuke any of his people involved. This is beyond the pale.

Um...according to the article (if true) these people are now McCain staffers, not Romney workers. Besides, as I said above, I thought he did a nice job of supporting her.

34 posted on 10/27/2008 5:55:52 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Michigan. Coming soon to a country near you.)
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To: Perdogg

its not true romney was on fox this morning he said sara is a good choice


35 posted on 10/27/2008 5:56:46 AM PDT by TinaJeannes
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To: MaggieCarta

“Actually, he was very positive about Ms Palin, IMO.”

Publicly he has to be. Behind the scenes, I’m guessing a different story.Which is OK if kept to yourself. If his staffers are in fact causing mayhem and spilling to the media, they should given the boot today.Make it public who is getting canned as well. I like Romney, he was my Gov. and did an excellent job( when he wasn’t running for POTUS), but I’m not happy if he is behind the shenanigans.

P.S. My only complaint about Romney is government mandated healthcare in MA.


36 posted on 10/27/2008 5:57:02 AM PDT by GQuagmire (Giggety,Giggety,Giggety)
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To: FrankR
Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House, have been involved in spreading ant-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.

Are they doing so with Romney's approval?

37 posted on 10/27/2008 5:57:07 AM PDT by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., how many girls did you drown today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Perdogg
NOTE: It's not Romney. These comments are attributed to:
Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers, some of whom are currently working for Sen. John McCain and Gov. Sarah Palin's bid for the White House, have been involved in spreading ant-Palin spin to reporters, seekin

38 posted on 10/27/2008 5:57:14 AM PDT by Doctor Raoul (It's no longer the Press Van, it's a "Tanker" Truck!)
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To: Perdogg
I had said that the revolt of Romney voters could be a serious pain this year. A whole lot of folks were in this for Mitt Romney, not the GOP and the Conservative movement. Just look at the GOP Press folks, mostly the Romney supporters, who've gone after Palin.

The behavior of many Romney bloggers has been less than helpful, to say the least. It would be no surprise to me that some have infiltrated Team McCain under the guise of wanting to help.

If it is their goal to propel Mitt Romney by sabotaging this race, and thereby the country, so that he can be the “front-runner” in 2012, they are gravely mistaken in their logic. Being a cog in the political wheel that gives Democrats near-totalitarian control over the USA is a treasonous act to Conservatives like myself.

39 posted on 10/27/2008 5:57:14 AM PDT by TitansAFC (In 2008, please vote GOP and show us that you love your country more than you hate John McCain)
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To: MaggieCarta

But you are letting facts confuse the fantasies of the Romney hating crowd. You must be one of those eeeeeeeevil right wing conservatives who makes your decisions based on logic rather than feeeeeeeeeeeeeelings.


40 posted on 10/27/2008 5:57:32 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or, are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: LS

“ASSUME ALL BAD STUFF IS FROM DEMS AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.”

Yep, don’t be distracted by the ground noise and static! : )


41 posted on 10/27/2008 5:57:47 AM PDT by ozark hilljilly ("The gloves are off, the heels are on."- Sarah Palin)
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To: Perdogg

Ooops...I made a bidengaffe.


42 posted on 10/27/2008 5:58:35 AM PDT by FrankR (Liberalism is communism, by the drink. O'Rourke)
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To: Perdogg
Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a "diva" and was going off message intentionally. The former and current Romney supporters further are pushing Romney supporters for key Republican jobs, including head of the Republican National Committee.

The headline is a bit misleading, blaming leaks on Romney. It seems it the leaks are coming from his aides. It is hard to know if the aides are "rogue" or following the lead of Romney. At any rate, this article does not paint a very good picture of Romney.

43 posted on 10/27/2008 5:58:41 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: LS
ASSUME ALL BAD STUFF IS FROM DEMS AND ACT ACCORDINGLY

Dittos, professor!

44 posted on 10/27/2008 5:58:53 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Michigan. Coming soon to a country near you.)
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To: Perdogg
I used to work with and date a beautiful woman, who's line was to use here very smart brain, curvasious body and her big brown eyes to get ahead (pun intended). Shortly after we broke up, driving down the freeway, at about 7 pm, here she was riding "shot gun" in my Vice President's car, off to an evening of 'no good" or maybe it was "very good evening". She later became President of a bank in Denver. Bless her heart. The guy between me and the VP was an airline pilot. We were standing in line at a bank party, when he leaned over to her and in more than a "stage whisper' said: "Stick with baby and you will be far**ing through silk."

Heaven knows how Sarah plays these same cards. Love it.

How about them dimples, so to speak! I love her feisty attitude and t-shirt.

A loving mother of five very well fed kids. Love it.

I want one of these for my car's bumper!

I missed her in Sturgis, SD, earlier this summer. Dang! I wonder if the "First (what't the other side of Dude) acutally drives that "Road Machine", as the "First Dude" rides a "Snow Machine" versus a "Snowmobile". Go figure. She could ride my Harley any time she wanted, if you get my drift.

Now here's a "slick guy as a kid"!

Now here's a "slick guy as a big kid"!

Now this has to be the totally worst picture of the prospective world leader that I have ever seek. Funny to friends, scary to the smart ones.

John S McCain is one lucky and hopefully our "First Dude" and our next POTUS.

That's little old me, howling at the moon.


45 posted on 10/27/2008 5:58:59 AM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: Perdogg

Democrat Psychological warfare. They learned from the master: Saul Alinsky.


46 posted on 10/27/2008 5:59:21 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Somewhere in Illinois, a community is missing its organizer.)
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To: Perdogg
Big mistake Mitt Romney. You're on my Shiite list now and I never forget those who have ticked me off. Better find another job. You'll never be president now.
47 posted on 10/27/2008 5:59:27 AM PDT by McGruff (She's not just a pretty face. She's the one.)
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To: Perdogg
"Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012," says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin. "The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney. He's in charge on November 5th."

Someone working for McCain SUPPOSEDLY said this? Something stinks to high heaven with this article. I have trouble believing it - Romney has been loyal to the party - I have my doubts about the veracity of this.

48 posted on 10/27/2008 6:00:00 AM PDT by alicewonders (Sarah Palin is the face of America's future.)
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To: Perdogg
He's in charge on November 5th.

Who does he think he is, Alexander Haig?

Talk about jumping the guy, sheesh... if anything it would be January 20'th, but I hope not.

49 posted on 10/27/2008 6:01:01 AM PDT by C210N (The television has mounted the most serious assault on Republicanism since Das Kapital.)
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To: wagglebee
He's just doing what the Clintons do, he has his underlings destroy his opponent and then he appears sympathetic. I'm sure he thinks that he only has to be nice for another week.

He didn't seem sympathetic. He seemed rather supportive of the ticket.

50 posted on 10/27/2008 6:01:15 AM PDT by MaggieCarta (Michigan. Coming soon to a country near you.)
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