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‘Where’s Mitt?’
National Review Online ^ | 10/28/08 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 10/29/2008 6:34:55 AM PDT by Reaganesque

It’s been the most frequently asked question I’ve gotten from National Review Online readers and conservatives over e-mail and in person since the market chaos and subsequent bailout circus began.

My answer these last few months has always been: Turn on MSNBC. Turn on FOX. Google a conservative candidate for Congress. Romney is liable to turn up.

And yet, a ridiculous item on the Internet yesterday suggested that he’s been in hiding, keeping a “low profile nationally” and unwilling to help out Republicans who aren’t a sure thing.

There are problems with that contention: Why do I keep seeing the man on television? Is any Republican a shoe-in this year? Someone get Norm Coleman on the phone with the good news! Because Romney is scheduled to campaign with the Minnesota senator, who is fighting for his political life against the not-so-funny prospect of Senator Al Franken. The images on his website blog do not suggest someone who’s decided to sit out the election — they suggest someone still engaged in the election year. Nor does his travelog, as he’s been doing McCain surrogate events everywhere from Pennylvania and Colorado to Nevada and Texas (among other places including Oregon, Georgia, Nashville ... ). Nor do his post-debate spin-room appearances or his interview on The Laura Ingraham Show this morning suggest that Mitt is standing down on election 2008.

Romney’s been in Virginia helping Keith Fimian in that newly blue-leaning state. He’s campaigned for Michele Bachman, now a favorite of MSNBC. He’s raised money for John Sununu in New Hampshire and Oregon senator Gordon Smith — both of whose reelection prospects are far from guaranteed. The list goes on.

Since Romney suspended his campaign and subsequently formed the Free and Strong America political action committee in April, he has donated approximately $202,000 to 75 GOP candidates, according to numbers made available to NRO from the PAC. Romney has also made an additional $173,000 in donations through flexible spending accounts to five affiliated state PACS, including $10,000 to the National Organization for Marriage, which is working to pass Proposition 8 in California, and $5,000 to stop a ballot initiative in Massachusetts to decriminalize marijuana.

And when the McCain campaign famously withdrew from Michigan, Romney contributed $50,000 to the demoralized GOP there. According to his PAC, “The total amount of financial support to GOP candidates and conservative causes through Romney-controlled state and federal PACs is $375,000.”

The web piece further blamed former Romney aides for being the source of the Sarah-Palin-is-a-diva complaints coming out of the McCain camp, presumably meant to damage her post-election prospects should the Republican ticket lose next week. The problem with that is: Most of Romney’s inner circle is still his inner circle — some having come from the business world, others being Massachusetts people now running his PAC. Others returned to Washington, and are doing McCain surrogate work, but are far from campaign insiders. Whomever is shooting at Palin from the McCain camp is not doing Romney’s bidding.

The good news for Mitt Romney is folks care what he’s doing. And someone out there sees him as enough of a threat to their ambitions to try to wound him. That rarely happens to irrelevant also-rans.

When longtime Romney spokesman Eric Fernstrom was asked about the former Massachusetts governor’s future on Monday, the longtime aide suggested Romney’s 2008 presidential ambitions weren’t running his life: “Gov. Romney had his shot at the White House, and he lost fair and square.” After a hostile primary season that highlighted some shameful instincts hostile to religious liberty both in the mainstream media and on the Right, you might not blame Romney if he went into retreat. But he never did. Romney got on the campaign trail for John McCain, defending the free-market policies that this successful businessman could no doubt run with, if he were in the driver’s seat.

Romney’s been a team player. Is it because he wants a Cabinet seat? Ask him — but I doubt it. There are easier jobs that taking over a massive bureacracy with limited freedom. Is it because he wants to be president? Ask him, but I don’t think that’s it either — and only time will tell, anyway, who will be Right prospects in a few years.


Watching him these past few months, he acts like a man who found a home on the Right, who both personally and philosophically appreciates those who were open to what he brought to the campaign trail, and continues to want to serve his country in whatever capacity she needs him. Right now, that’s by fundraising, contributing, and campaigning for conservative candidates and causes like the Susan B. Anthony List and Proposition 8 in California.

In his final primary-campaign speech in February, Mitt Romney said:

I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country.

I will continue to stand for conservative principles. I will fight alongside you for all the things we believe in. And one of those things is that we cannot allow the next President of the United States to retreat in the face of evil extremism.

And so he campaigns for candidates who share his general vision of the world. Romney was with McCain in Ohio on Monday. He’ll be in New Hampshire on Wednesday campaigning for congressional candidates Jeb Bradley and Jennifer Horn. And then he’ll take off for get-out-the-vote rallies.

If you’re wondering where Mitt is — and you can suspend some of your cynicism — the answer might just be: Where he can be of use. If you take him at his word and his schedule, that’s what it reads like anyway.

Kathryn Jean Lopez is the editor of National Review Online.


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Its fascinating. Here we are, in the middle of an election where the very core of our representative Republic is at risk with the possible election of a neo-Marxist to the Presidency and a handful of alleged Conservatives are miles behind the battle lines, kicking the corpse of the Romney campaign.

My one and only comment to these people is this: Get your priorities straight. We have a task at hand, the defense of our political beliefs against a political coup that seeks to bring about a Socialist United States. Surely that outweighs whatever personal grudge you have against one man, doesn't it?

1 posted on 10/29/2008 6:34:55 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: Reaganesque

How about Ollie North. He has been MIA for at least 30 days. Will he appear the next 48 hours with something breaking like the OCTOBER SURPRISE?

I sure hope so!


2 posted on 10/29/2008 6:38:34 AM PDT by ncfool (ObaBama stands for The New United Socialist State or "TNUSSA")
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To: Reaganesque

Excellent article... Disgusting anti-Mitt folks will be here in 1-2-3... even though this article clearly articulates what I’ve been saying for days... Mitt’s been all over the place, supporting the ticket, and the rumors are absolute LIES.


3 posted on 10/29/2008 6:38:59 AM PDT by NYC Republican (PLENTY of time for analysis/I-told-you-so in 7 days. Now, Infuriate the MSM--- Support McCain/Palin)
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To: Reaganesque

Here we are with much more important things to worry about and here’s K-Lo putting on her kneepads for Slick Willard again.

There are reports of Romney not helping certain people. There are reports of staffers who are backstabbing the McCain campaign.

I can’t say they’re surprising to me considering what we all know about Mitt Romney, but they may well be complete BS.

Those allegations, however, are Romney’s to answer and not K-Lo’s.


4 posted on 10/29/2008 6:41:51 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: NYC Republican

The anti-Mitt comments here recently on FR are puzzling. Does it simply boil down to anti-Mormon sentiment or is it class-envy?


5 posted on 10/29/2008 6:43:21 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Reaganesque
But...but....but... they WANT to believe all the media “unnamed sources” within the McCain camp that are sniping at Gov. Palin for the “benefit” of Mitt Romney's run in 2012.

Not that they will believe OTHER media stories from “unnamed sources”, but these they will believe.

6 posted on 10/29/2008 6:44:14 AM PDT by allmendream (Wealth is EARNED not distributed.... so how could it be Redistributed?)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Isn’t K. Lopez the same writer for NR who ridiculed Sarah Palin as VP and asked that she step down from the campaign??...this was all in the same week that the NR issue had Sarah on the front cover with the title...”The One”....


7 posted on 10/29/2008 6:44:32 AM PDT by auto power
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To: Reaganesque; perfect_rovian_storm
"Here we are, in the middle of an election where the very core of our representative
Republic is at risk with the possible election of a neo-Marxist to the
Presidency and a handful of Romney's "Harpies of Hate" are behind the battle lines,
kicking the GOP and Gov. Palin
.

There, fixed it for you.

8 posted on 10/29/2008 6:45:33 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: NYC Republican
Indeed. It will be the same half-dozen or so who like to instigate.
9 posted on 10/29/2008 6:45:45 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Reaganesque
Reaganesque, how very nice to see you.

I hope all is well with you and yours.

:-)

10 posted on 10/29/2008 6:46:35 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: All

Mitt was on Hugh Hewitt last night and it sounded like he’s been going to a lot of rallies and states to campaign for Mac & SARAH !!!

He sounded great and fully supportive of MAC.


11 posted on 10/29/2008 6:48:12 AM PDT by Reagan69
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To: ladyjane; NYC Republican

Good morning!

There’s snow here in my area today.


12 posted on 10/29/2008 6:49:03 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Reaganesque

KJL has the answer: “Where he can be of use.”

That’s all Mr. Romney has ever wanted, whatever the capacity, and he’s said so.


13 posted on 10/29/2008 6:51:16 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Diogenesis

Grow up. What is it with you people that you have to claim that everyone ‘hates’ Mitt Romney?

With the way you sycophants behave, is it any wonder that people would lend credence to the rumors? We could all tell how many of you were just itching to go Anti-Palin right after Mitt didn’t get picked.

As long as Mitt Romney is not attempting to be the standard bearer for the Republican Party, I have no problem with him whatsoever. In fact, I’d like to see him run for the Senate in NV against Reid in 2010.


14 posted on 10/29/2008 6:51:50 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

So This Is "Growing" In Washington: The Kevin Madden Saga

Posted by: Erick Erickson

Redstate.com

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 06:00AM CDT

Yesterday, I blogged about Romneybots trying to smear Sarah Palin. One of the ones who has been willing to do it on record is former John Boehner spokesman and, more recently, former Mitt Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.

Now Madden was a Hill guy. And he was good. Smooth, polished, a party man.

Then he went to Mitt Romney and was mostly smooth and polished, but not quite as good.

Well, where to go now? Oh . . . the private sector.

Where did Kevin Madden go in the private sector?
The Glover Park Group.

The Glover Park Group is a Democrat group. Who is there?

Carter Eskew from Gore 2000; Michael Feldman from the Clinton White House; Gigi Gorges who worked with Hillary; Joel Johnson from Team Daschle; Joe Lockhart from the Clinton White House; Jonathan Sallet from the Clinton White House; Chip Smith from Gore 2000; and Howard Wolfson most recently of the Hillary Campaign.

They are good at what they do. Now they can play both sides having Kevin on board. But how much of the Palin bashing is Kevin trying to fit in and suck up to his new masters? Maybe he's just killing two birds with one stone: sabotage Palin to help him get back on the Romney train in 2012 if he thinks Obama is going to win and make himself palatable in an all blue Washington. Still, so much for loyalties, etc.

This doesn't explain the other Romneybots doing the same.

  K-Lo's still in love, I see.

15 posted on 10/29/2008 6:52:22 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: GOP_Lady

Thank you! I’ve been well. And you? :-)


16 posted on 10/29/2008 6:52:45 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Maybe you have to take some of the reports with a grain of salt. The left is always accusing the right of falling apart and trying to hurt each other. When asked for details, it gets hazy. We need to concentrate less on their tactic of divide and conquer and more on winning.


17 posted on 10/29/2008 6:53:39 AM PDT by Shery (in APO Land)
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To: Reaganesque
"a handful of alleged Conservatives are miles behind the battle lines, kicking the corpse of the Romney campaign. "

Well said!

Nonetheless it would be politically smart for Romney to make some very strong public endorsements of McCain and The Governor to counter the media's attempts to smear him.

18 posted on 10/29/2008 6:55:13 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: Reaganesque

Things are just fine, thank you.

Last Saturday was my parent’s 50th Wedding Anniversary. We took them out to dinner to celebrate and had a wonderful time.


19 posted on 10/29/2008 6:55:43 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: auto power
Isn’t K. Lopez the same writer for NR who ridiculed Sarah Palin as VP and asked that she step down from the campaign??...this was all in the same week that the NR issue had Sarah on the front cover with the title...”The One”....

No that's National Review's Kathleen Parker.

National Review should really stop promoting Mitt as strongly as they've been allowed to do during this general election. I think Rich Lowrey knows better.

Mitt's involvement in this campaign isn't coming into question. It's his staff (e.g. Kevin Madden) that has pushed anti-Palin stories to a red-meat-hungry press. Mitt should distance himself from them. Read here: http://redgirlrising.blogdns.net/romney-moles/

20 posted on 10/29/2008 6:55:59 AM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (Obama/Pelosi/Reid - the Axis of Taxes (I didn't come up with that, borrowing from another FReeper.))
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
What is it with you people that you have to claim that everyone ‘hates’ Mitt Romney?

Did not post what you falsely claim.
And how could it be "everyone", anyway?
Those on their kneepads, beneath their Master, love Romney.

21 posted on 10/29/2008 6:56:56 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Shery

Yeah, but one can’t help but think of the underhanded tactics that were used in the primaries, combined with the obvious animosity that many of the hard-core Mitt supporters have towards Sarah Palin.

The allegations may well be completely unfounded, but honestly, after dealing with Mitt’s more fervent supporters here at FR, I don’t find them hard to believe at all.


22 posted on 10/29/2008 6:58:03 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: Reaganesque
It truly is bizarre and irrational. These demagogues are truly obsessed with hatred for Romney. If McCain loses, you can guarantee that the Romney haters will blame Romney as being the primary cause of McCain's defeat, despite all of Romney's extensive efforts on McCain's behalf.
23 posted on 10/29/2008 6:58:15 AM PDT by MBB1984
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To: mrsmith

He stepped out of the race for John McCain and the GOP, has been raising money with his PAC, has been campaigning/fund raising, and has been doing TV/radio interviews. What more must he do? I know you realize it, but how could people not see this.


24 posted on 10/29/2008 6:58:15 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: AmericanGirlRising

Thanks for clearing that up...much appreciated.


25 posted on 10/29/2008 6:59:35 AM PDT by auto power
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To: Reaganesque

Where’s Mitt?

Biding his time, playing the same hand dealt to Hillary Clinton by the other party: feign support but do the barest minimum and hope for the worst.

At this moment in history, the worst for America is the best for Slick Willard.


26 posted on 10/29/2008 6:59:59 AM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Reaganesque
Well, John McCain has said that Mitt Romney will be “at his side in January.” Let's hope McCain/Palin wins. No doubt, that Mr. Romney will assist in any way he can.
27 posted on 10/29/2008 7:00:51 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: ladyjane

Not at all. He is and always has been a Rino. I don’t care what religion he follows or if he follows none at all. I don’t care that he has money other than if it is legally/fairly gained. What I do care about are his words, actions and political viewpoint over the period of years and from what I could see he tailored his image and message to be more conservative when the primaries came around and it appeared that was what the conservatives were looking for. The big exercise of the various big dogs circling the hydrant and nipping at each other over who would piss on the hydrant is how we ended up with McCain (a weak candidate) against the socialist nazi POS with his election-stealing apparatus already well entrenched. He’s ignoring McCain-Palin out of spite, envy or whatever much as the clintons are pretty cool to helping BO.


28 posted on 10/29/2008 7:02:08 AM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: auto power
Isn’t K. Lopez the same writer for NR who ridiculed Sarah Palin as VP and asked that she step down from the campaign??

You're thinking of Kathleen Parker [spit], whose column runs on NRO.

K-Lo is most loyal to Palin/McCain, and quite admirably so.

29 posted on 10/29/2008 7:02:12 AM PDT by Petronski (Please pray for the success of McCain and Palin. Every day, whenever you pray.)
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To: Petronski
ROMNEY ANTI-PALIN

"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."


Romney's behind the scenes attack on Gov. Palin.

"Almost every critical remark made about Palin
on a recent briefing call about her selection came from political consultants
with ties to Romney. Those comments were planted, says one,
because they knew that reporters would be on the call."

[Washington Prowler, American Spectator, Storm Center, 9/2/2008]


Romney's attacks on other GOP candidates.

Novak: Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign


Said Novak: The rumors were "...traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson.
"


Romney's attacks on other GOP candidates.

"....John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) 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."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]


Romney's refusal to help GOP candidates in Massachusetts.

"The most glaring oversight was Romney's refusal to do a phone recording
for Massachusetts Republican Jeff Beatty, who is challenging Sen. John Kerry.
"Mitt supposedly cares about Massachusetts, but won't even return phone calls asking for help,"
says a conservative working for Beatty in Boston.
"It's a tough race, but the least he could do is help.
He's showing his true colors."


More Palin attacks.

"When I was in St. Paul for the Republican Convention,
more than a dozen people told me acolytes of Mitt Romney
were feeding all the stories to the media portraying Palin in a negative light.
In fact, I heard that one of the biggest pushers of anti-Palin stories,
including encouraging reporters to pursue
the "Trooper-gate" story was Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.
"

30 posted on 10/29/2008 7:02:31 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

Those are the last two people that I would think of. Wow.


31 posted on 10/29/2008 7:02:55 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Diogenesis

Oh, yes, EVERYONE doesn’t ‘hate’ Mitt Romney because ‘everyone’ would include you and your merry band of slobbering Mittwits who prey to the altar of Willard.

It’s just everyone who tells the truth about Mitt’s record that ‘hates’ him.

I don’t ‘hate’ Mitt Romney any more than I ‘hate’ a used car salesman. And I trust the used car salesman more than I trust Mitt.


32 posted on 10/29/2008 7:03:50 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
You must have me mixed up with someone else, FRiend.


33 posted on 10/29/2008 7:06:46 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Reagan was accused of not helping Jerry Ford in 76 and that was a lie, too.

If anyone saw the post-debate TV segments this fall, Mitt was sensational - did a better job for McCain than McCain did himself.

For the record in 76, the Ford people asked for last minute additional help from Reagan and he was previously committed to help other GOP Congressional and gubernatorial candidates. Mike Deaver begged the Ford people to lay out in August what they needed from Reagan; the Ford people either wouldn’t or couldn’t.

Romney does not deserve this antipathy.


34 posted on 10/29/2008 7:06:56 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Diogenesis

LOL...see, even they think he’s a RAT! :D


35 posted on 10/29/2008 7:08:29 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: NYC Republican
Mitt’s been all over the place, supporting the ticket, and the rumors are absolute LIES. The rumors are lies - what that he has been all over the place?
36 posted on 10/29/2008 7:09:15 AM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: mwl8787

Mitt Romney is to Ronald Reagan what a pile of dung is to a bar of pure gold.

Nobody wants to hear your pathetic attempts to turn a slimy, flip-flopping, medicine socializing, gay pandering, lawyer consulting, fast talking, Grecian Formula addict into Ronald Reagan.

The comparison is offensive.


37 posted on 10/29/2008 7:10:45 AM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (You MUST see this website: http://www.neverfindout.org/)
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To: ladyjane
Class envy? I find it interesting that only rabid MR supporters bring up religion or class envy in the first posts or any story posted.Then we are off.....
38 posted on 10/29/2008 7:11:13 AM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: GOP_Lady
His future is being destroyed because he's being portrayed by the media as an enemy of Governor Palin.
I don't say 'destroyed' lightly. The media is making him enemies that will never, ever forgive.

I confess I don't know how he can counter this smear campaign. But he's the professional politician. If he wants to stay one he better show that he knows his future is on the line and that he's capable of beating this.

39 posted on 10/29/2008 7:12:03 AM PDT by mrsmith
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To: greyfoxx39
But how much of the Palin bashing is Kevin trying to fit in and suck up to his new masters? Maybe he's just killing two birds with one stone: sabotage Palin to help him get back on the Romney train in 2012 if he thinks Obama is going to win and make himself palatable in an all blue Washington. Still, so much for loyalties, etc.

"How much?" "If?" "Maybe?" Speculation presented as fact. How is that any different from what the Left is doing to us?

40 posted on 10/29/2008 7:14:02 AM PDT by Reaganesque
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To: ladyjane
Don't play this game with us. You know daggone well that the anti-Romney comments on this board have been in response to his people working behind the scenes to damage Governor Palin enough so that should McCain lose next week then she would not pose a threat to Romney in 2012.

You Romneybots are all alike---when you don't like having the truth exposed about his backstabbing, you resort to dragging religion into it calling us anti-Mormon. Enough already! Romeny could not win the nomiation this time around...what makes you think he will do any better in 2012?

ROMNEY ANTI-PALIN

Romney Supporters Trashing Palin

41 posted on 10/29/2008 7:15:19 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin is a smart missile aimed at the heart of the left!)
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To: mrsmith

I am looking at my iTunes directory, and I see at least three radio interviews that Mr. Romney has done THIS WEEK for McCain/Palin. Does anyone need any more proof?


42 posted on 10/29/2008 7:16:05 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner
GOPers support Ms. Palin, including me. I mailed in my absentee ballot yesterday. Do I think Mr. Romney is more qualified than Ms. Palin? Yes. Did I vote for McCain/Palin? Yes.
43 posted on 10/29/2008 7:18:02 AM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: ladyjane

It isn’t his religion or money. It is the fact that he ran for Gov as a ‘Ted Kennedy Republican’ and then ran for Pres as ‘Mr Conservative’.

Some of us like our candidates to have beliefs.

BTW - I voted for Mitt in hopes of stopping McCain. I think a Mitt/Sarah ticket in 2008 would have been pretty strong. A Palin/Mitt ticket in 2012 might do OK.


44 posted on 10/29/2008 7:25:09 AM PDT by Mr Rogers (It's Joe the Plumber vs. Bill the Bomber!)
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To: GOP_Lady
Please don't refer to her as Ms. Palin she refers to herself as Mrs. Palin. Ms is an insult to those of us (I know this includes you) who are not embarrassed to be married.
Her official title is Governor Palin.
45 posted on 10/29/2008 7:25:18 AM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: GOP_Lady
Romney usually uses plausible deniability by using his agents
to hurt the GOP, and to break the law (eg. the false LEO badges).

His days of fooling others than his RomneyBOTs is over.

"You will embrace this rebellion. Support it, from our lands in
the north. I will gain English favor by condemning it and
ordering it opposed from our lands in the south. Whichever way
the tide runs, we will rise."

46 posted on 10/29/2008 7:25:52 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: ladyjane
The anti-Mitt comments here recently on FR are puzzling. Does it simply boil down to anti-Mormon sentiment or is it class-envy?

Or perhaps they just don't like Mitt Romney. Personally, Mitt has always struck me as being insincere. Unlike Reagan, Palin, and others, I don't sense that Mitt is really convinced about some of the positions he takes.

I have no complaints about his activity on the campaign trail. He's been a good soldier.

47 posted on 10/29/2008 7:27:29 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Your comments to me are offensive and unwarranted. If you prefer, I won’t vote for McCain next week. So do keep criticizing me.


48 posted on 10/29/2008 7:29:19 AM PDT by mwl8787
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To: Reaganesque
Romney Supporters Trashing Palin
Posted by: 
Amanda Carpenter at 2:25 PM
From Townhall:
 
 
Former Romney Spokesman Kevin Madden was particularly harsh on Palin in an interview on CNN. His criticism of Palin is especially noteworthy because we're only days from the election.
 
In a spot with Campbell Brown Madden said Palin's wardrobe flap showed how "unseasoned" Palin is.
BROWN: And, Kevin, even defending this whole controversy over the clothes, the RNC buying all the clothing, it keeps the story going, and, as Dana pointed out, one more day where it's dominating the coverage.

KEVIN MADDEN, FORMER ROMNEY CAMPAIGN NATIONAL PRESS SECRETARY: Yes. And that's an indication just how unseasoned Sarah Palin is as a national candidate.

Ordinarily, somebody who knows that this is something that you're trying to get to a subterranean level, that you don't want to dominate the narrative for yet another news cycle, would make sure that they don't mention that, and, instead, they focus with a certain rigidity on the message of the day, because that's exactly what a V.P. is supposed to do.
Madden went on to say this is why McCain should have picked someone to be VP who has been a governor "for a long time." (Um, who would that be...?)
MADDEN: Look, that is why people who have done this before, people who have run national campaigns, always tend to look at prospective V.P. candidates, and they're the ones that are nationally vetted, the ones that have been governors on the scene for a long time, the ones that have been -- gone through the scrutiny of the national press corps in Washington. And that's exactly what has happened here, is that, when you put out an unknown and you give them 70 days with which to go through a vetting process, both by voters and the national press corps, ugly things can tend to happen.[Transcript HERE]].

 

49 posted on 10/29/2008 7:29:27 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I'm Joe the Plumber! I can flush the system of the Obama crap!)
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To: Mr Rogers
"(Romney) ran for Gov as a ‘Ted Kennedy Republican’ and then ran for Pres as ‘Mr Conservative’."

BINGO. Romney installed the most fascist socialist healthcare system ever,
and --in the usual Romney-way-- not a single citizen voted on it.


Romney signing his imposed fascist, socialist HillaryCARE=RomneyCARE without a vote
to the glee of Democrats everywhere.


The five states with least favorable business climates are Califorinia (lowest ranking), New York, Michigan, New Jersey and Massachusetts.

Romney was rated a "C" overall by Cato. Here are the facts.

As U.S. real output grew 13 percent between 2002 and 2006, Massachusetts trailed at 9 percent.
* Manufacturing employment fell 7 percent nationwide those years, but sank 14 percent under Romney, placing Massachusetts 48th among the states.
* Between fall 2003 and autumn 2006, U.S. job growth averaged 5.4 percent, nearly three times Massachusetts' anemic 1.9 percent pace.
* While 8 million Americans over age 16 found work between 2002 and 2006, the number of employed Massachusetts residents actually declined by 8,500 during those years.
"Massachusetts was the only state to have failed to post any gain in its pool of employed residents," professors Sum and McLaughlin concluded.
In an April 2003 meeting with the Massachusetts congressional delegation in Washington, Romney failed to endorse President Bush's $726 billion tax-cut proposal.
[Cato Institute annual Fiscal Policy Report Card - America's Governors, 2004.]

50 posted on 10/29/2008 7:29:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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