Skip to comments.Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?
Posted on 11/05/2008 4:34:48 PM PST by TitansAFC
Today, Red State ran an article on the origination of nasty lies from within the McCain/Palin camp. They report, Romney staffers now working on the McPalin campaign have been spreading the stories of Palins ineptitude to the press. Red State and other reporters accuse Romney staffers, including Kevin Madden (former Romney press-man) of pushing reporters into Troopergate stories and other possible negative Palin story angles. Palin provides a threat to Romney for a presidential run, but now is not the time for in-party fighting.
American Girl has been very critical of long-time Romney supporter Kathleen Parker (see here and here), a Republican, from the National Review for her consistent ridicule of Palin instead of criticising the Democrat ticket. Parker has proven to be a putrid, vile opportunist in this election. Parker has only proven to me that she would stab my dog if it helped her personal interests.
Mitt Romney has an obligation to his party and beliefs to publicly hog-tie Madden, Parker, and his surrogates (I have a list). If Romney fails to reign them in and rehires them for another WH bid, he can count on American Girl fighting hard against his nomination.
This is no threat, but a promise. I will take my money, my volunteers, my time, this blog, and more - and back another candidate. Guaranteed.
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.
I did not blog on it at the time because I perceived it to be people trying to finish off Romney. It likewise seemed clear to me that if this was going on, it was people loyal to Romney who were still hoping for his come back and not Romney himself.
These days it is hard to miss Kathleen Parker's savage attacks on Sarah Palin. She, along with several others listed here attacking Sarah Palin were also some of the first pundits in bed with the Romney campaign in 2007/8.
Again, it is hard for me to place the finger on Romney. It seems to me that these are people who are still convinced he's the better nominee and don't want Palin to be in any position to challenge him in 2012.
At this moment, however, it is absolutely clear -- there is an effort, organized or not, by supporters of Mitt Romney to harm the reputation of Governor Sarah Palin.
The American Spectator documented it yesterday.
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 anti-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."
Though I initially dismissed the Kevin Madden rumors, Amanda Carpenter has Kevin in his own words going after Sarah Palin.
And it is not just Madden. It may be hard for you to believe, but there are Romney supporters now working on John McCain's campaign who are, in fact, indisputably out to damage Sarah Palin's reputation. I am not just convinced of it. I know it to be fact. That there are "conservative pundits" echoing the same talking points makes me deeply suspicious.
I agree with Matt Lewis. I doubt Mitt Romney is responsible or encouraging it. In fact, I suspect he'd be extremely disappointed to find this out. Nonetheless, whether organic or organized, it is happening and it deeply worries me that these people now undermining Sarah Palin view Romney as the logical choice to lead the RNC or be the front runner in 2012. You don't get to sabotage your own side and then have your guy be the front runner.
We must remember this. Contrary to the quote in the American Spectator, if November 5th ushers in President-elect Obama, I stand with Sarah.
“Please give us the list. Right here on this thread. We want to know the names of those who want to subvert the Republican Party.
Sarah Palin is being treated unjustly and maliciously by these so-called religious people. I used to respect Mormons.”
I don’t think that it is fair disrespect all Mormons because of Romney’s faults. But I would want to know who is smearing Governor Palin. I certainly wouldn’t support them in the future.
You could say that about this vanity as well.
If it was, Team Fist would have come out strongly stamping out these rumors. Apparently, that never happened for obvious reasons.
Despite a great resume Romney is never going to make it - he can barely buy a vote. These people ate their own for maybe another chance that would surely fail. Disgusting.
yeah a rich CEO guy supporting the bailout would be a real winner. /sarc
Exactly. Accept no RINOS.
I think Romney is toast....he can forget the Presidency if his minions are involved
Exactly. Accept no RINOS.
I will never Vote for Romney.
This thread is getting old - the infighting has begun and it’s not bringing us any closer to unifying this party. The his fault her fault crud is only giving the Dems strength
Romney can go FOAD for all I care. Let him have his precious control of the burnt out husk of the GOP in 2012. It looks like us conservatives get to wander in the wilderness for 40 years.
Wait till Team Sarah gets mobilized for the next White House run. It is going to be something to see...
Start with all the Romneybots right here on FR. This thread will smoke’em out, too.
Keep your eyes peeled.
Your non-working links indicate dates over a week old, and this gossip was posted on FR then. What is your point?
Romney is a turd, and a sleazy one at that. He is one of the RINO’s that we need to purge IMMEDIATELY.
I wasn’t impressed with him in the least. And now, IF he is sabatoging Governor Palin, he will hit the bottom of my list with a thud.