Skip to comments.Romney Supporters Trashing Palin
Posted on 10/29/2008 10:27:52 AM PDT by Ol' Sparky
It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt in 2012.
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.
How ever this election ends, there are a number who need to be turfed out.
An interview with Campbell Brown? That’s adding insult to injury. Despicable.
Romney is done.
The fork comes out clean.
I guess that the people who decided to vote AGAINST “Mitt Romney “ in the Primaries were right on not voting for him....
I say; Mitt Romney = scum bag
Romney just lost my vote in 2012, should he run.
This pretty much dooms his chances with the party. Back channel a memo to Romney to get his people in line until after the election.
This is a “Tee-It-Up” or “Divide & Conquer” post.
The IMs have gone out.
The posse should be here shortly with wet their special brand of “reluctant” pessimism and discontent.
PARTICIPATE WITH CARE!
Madden no longer works for Romney. Romney, himself, has been out campaigning for McCain and Palin, and speaking positively about Palin.
If Romney had any class, he'd tell his supporters to shut up about it.
Romney is the only candidate nobody could find any dirt on except that he had a bunch of houses. The guy’s is squeaky clean so I don’t buy that Romney is behind this.
His former aides? Which used to be other people’s former aides? I believe they could be behind it, sure.
BRING ON THE UNSEASONED SARAH PALIN.....
AMERCIA NEEDS AN OUTSIDER WHO IS "UNSEASONED".....
ONWARD TO VICTORY MCCAIN AND SARAH PALIN!
LONG LIVE THE QUEEN!
Don’t count on it. Don’t be surprised if we are told that we must vote for Romney because he is the lesser of 2 evils. It just goes on and on and on.... RINO after RINO.
Yes, & how with Obama being on the fist spot on the dems. ticket can they claim she’s unseasoned??? What does he have? 143 days wans’t it? Please!!
We’re going to remember this, Mitt, especially if Obama wins. You better get Madden under the bus or the horse trailer ASAP.
This is what Mormon’s do.
They must discredit the real Christian to build up their own man. Just like they cast doubt on real scripture claiming it’s full of errors and omission in order to get their new scripture received.
I’ve seen the same thing in the work place. I’ve seen some incredibly polite backstabbings and lies from Mormons over the years.
I’ve never used this word before, proves there’s a first time for everything.
Romney is a RINO.
And not even a very good one at that.
There’s one sure way to get Romney to shut up and get out of the way...
Win this thing!
And I would add that if he had the ability and/or the willingness to play Hardball, and had any killer instinct whatsoever, he would’ve beaten McCain with talk radio and NRO and most conservative outlets coalescing around him.
So skeptical he has the cajones to do this.
If he walks the walk for the next 4 years that might make a difference.