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.
So is Romney going to spend the next 4 years trying to undermine everyone in McCain’s cabinet when he is passed up for a spot?
I just emailed
I voted for Mitt Romney in the Missouri primary.
if Kevin Madden or others in the Romney camp continue to trash Sarah Palin, I, and many other Republicans, will NEVER forgive Gov. Romney and oppose him at every level.
I speak for millions.
“Romney is a scum bag that needs to be driven from the GOP. “
If the above is true, and it’s a deliberate strategy, I agree.
I just don’t trust every bit of news that first appears.
Sarah is very popular and this is a very critical juncture in the presidential race. Kevin Madden's criticism of Sarah at this point in time makes Kevin look like a dopey amateur.
If you go back over my posts I’ve been against Romney since the start of my posts (A Fred Thompson reporter), so I’m not palin’ on here. Romney seems an opportunist who will say anything to further his road to whereever he’s going towards. After losing, and losing stupidly, to McCain in the primaries he’s now working behind the scenes to get Palin out of the way in case she loses next week. Maybe wanting the 2012 nomination himself isn’t bad in itself, but he should be holding his fire until Nov. 5th. Romney the RINO, support the team with all of your strength or be prepared for Palin to high heel you some new hairpieces.
"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.
More Romney dirty tricks.
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."
Romney's first snarling attack on Gov. Palin.
I never liked Romney getting out there with his big money pushing aside better candidates. He has been supportive of McCain so I’m not going to knock him but his spoiled yuppie followers had better keep their traps shut if they EVER want him to even have a possibility of running for President again. Romney needs to run for Congress or Senate and prove himself with votes. The same goes for Huckabee. They both should put their votes where their mouths are. Either way the backbiting needs to stop. We need to win this election, the polls are closing and we need to get McCain across the finish line.
Romney is out for Romney.
He’s been lukewarm at best toward Sarah. Compare Mitt’s support to Fred or Rudy, and there is no comparison.
Romney is done in the GOP.
URGENT MESSAGE FROM THE GOP GRASSROOTS IN THE MIDWEST
Madden and other Romney goons.
GO TO HELL
We now return you to regular programming.
BTW...I was a Fred supporter. Donated hundreds of dollars. Fred pulled out before the Missouri primary. I voted Romney to oppose McCain.
Mitt won't be getting my vote.
Kevin Madden no longer works for Mitt, he works for some group known as the Grove Group, a Democrat outfit, he is a Vichy Republican, and of the worst stripe, he is using his fmr status as a spokesmen for Boehner and Mitt to sell himself to the highest bidder.
“Madden no longer works for Romney. Romney, himself, has been out campaigning for McCain and Palin, and speaking positively about Palin.”
I for one am NOT buying the spin now!!!
Sounds to me like Romney just keeps digging a deeper hole. He mustn’t have any political aspirations for the future...because he doesn’t have a political future after this becomes widely known.
Maybe he can go back to his liberal politics and attract the socialists. He seems to be very flexible in his politics.
Welcome to the 2012 race!
Thanks for the info. Apparently Madden is playing to the kiss-a$$ Politico/CNN crowd.
Mitt Romney is a beautiful man, with really nice hair, a snappy dresser, wonderful personality, brilliant business sense and occasional conservative positions when he needs them....
There are some of us who will not forget the turncoats that failed to support McCain and Palin.
If Romney were at all a viable candidate, he would have creamed McCain, who was basically a Democrat running in a Republican primary.
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