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Mitt Romney outpacing Sarah Palin in fund-raising race [BARF!]
The Boston Herald ^ | 2009-07-17 | Dave Wedge

Posted on 07/16/2009 10:00:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is leading Sarah Palin in the early fund-raising race among potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates, raking in a cool $1.6 million in the first six months of the year, new figures show.

Romney, who raised more than any other Republican during his time in the 2008 primary, has continued his torrid pace, more than doubling the $733,000 raised by Palin since Jan. 1.

Romney’s Free and Strong America political action committee raised a total of $1,610,019 since Jan. 1 while handing out $74,000 to federal and state GOP candidates nationwide. After expenses, the PAC was left with $841,000 cash, according to a federal campaign finance report filed yesterday.

(Excerpt) Read more at bostonherald.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Alaska
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1 posted on 07/16/2009 10:00:45 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Amazing filthy rich Socialists like Slick Willard has money falling from the sky.


2 posted on 07/16/2009 10:04:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385
it is what it is...Mitt got the shaft last time due to Huckabee and others....infact, the whole primary system was rigged to give us McCain....

lets face it...Mitt would be very strong against a idiot like bama.....at least Mitt knows economics and has business ties....

3 posted on 07/16/2009 10:04:40 PM PDT by cherry
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To: cherry

Wrong.


4 posted on 07/16/2009 10:05:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: cherry

Not with my vote.


5 posted on 07/16/2009 10:06:38 PM PDT by Krodg
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To: Allegra; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; EternalVigilance; Finny; ...

Post #3 ping. Cherry needs to learn the truth about Slick Willard.


6 posted on 07/16/2009 10:06:43 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: cherry
Let's face it...Willard and his Massachusetts Health Plan failed.

Let's face it. How many hit pieces are the RINOs and Dems running against Willard, anyway?

Let's face it. Sarah is a genuine "citizen-politician" of the type (though not gender) the framers intended.

Let's face it. Romney is an elitist. Save him for SecTreas or somesuch.

Cheers!

7 posted on 07/16/2009 10:06:48 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Was half of it was his own money that he had laundered through his paid “associates”?Any way, it's pretty stange that someone who has had no media hounds after him, like Palin has, can't do better than that.
8 posted on 07/16/2009 10:07:09 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: rabscuttle385

What kind of tools donate to this guy?


9 posted on 07/16/2009 10:07:20 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (What are you and who do you want?)
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To: Rodebrecht

Liberals and people easily fooled by con-artists and good hair.


10 posted on 07/16/2009 10:08:50 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Horse race article from lib media. Ignore.


11 posted on 07/16/2009 10:10:01 PM PDT by Dahoser (The missus and I joined the NRA. Who says Obama can't inspire conservatives?)
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To: cherry

Some businessman! Get 1.6M and then after expenses, the PAC was left with $841,000 cash! 75K for other candidates and the rest is operating costs? Sounds like a Democrat.


12 posted on 07/16/2009 10:10:32 PM PDT by nowheretohide
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To: rabscuttle385

Gotta wonder how Sarah will do when she ‘starts’ in the fundraising race...

Not bad for someone who isn’t even in the race...


14 posted on 07/16/2009 10:12:46 PM PDT by Iscool (I don't understand all that I know...)
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To: Rodebrecht

Himself


15 posted on 07/16/2009 10:12:54 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: rabscuttle385
It's interesting how the folks who go rabid about the Palin Hate (which is real) don't seem to see their own Romney Derangement Syndrome symptoms.

I find Romney as interesting as week-old bread, but that doesn't mean he's a socialist. As someone who lives in Massachusetts, I'm no fan of his healthcare thing, either. But the fact is, the people of Massachusetts have been bleating for something like it for a long time, and he responded.

That doesn't excuse his enthusiasm for bringing this mess to the rest of the nation, which brings us back to why I have no enthusiasm for him at all. But I don't get the loathing for a guy who otherwise would be a ten-times-over improvement over Obama. Or McCain, for that matter.

16 posted on 07/16/2009 10:13:13 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Losing my job due to Oconomy.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

17 posted on 07/16/2009 10:14:21 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (What are you and who do you want?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Of course Sarah hasn’t even started “the fund raising race”. She and her people in a way actively discouraged contributions for some time (SaraPAC was described as being for Alaska), encouraged funds to her Defense Fund, and did next to nothing in fundraising.

Romney of course is hitting big donors, and Sarah has not even started going down that path.


18 posted on 07/16/2009 10:14:29 PM PDT by militanttoby
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To: fieldmarshaldj
I'm with you, fieldmarshaldj. 'Barf' was my reaction too when reading that headline. Oh, and if this helps cherry or anyone, here's a little something I put together on Mitt.
19 posted on 07/16/2009 10:15:17 PM PDT by incindiary
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To: Darkwolf377
"I find Romney as interesting as week-old bread, but that doesn't mean he's a socialist."

...and yet, he is.

20 posted on 07/16/2009 10:16:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: All
...Take my word for it! Practically a new v-e-h-i-c-l-e!!


21 posted on 07/16/2009 10:16:32 PM PDT by ElPatriota (The SILENCE of the Catholic Church on the war on family-values is *** DEAFENING ***)
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To: incindiary; Allegra; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; EternalVigilance; ...

Ping to incindiary’s video in post #19. Devastating stuff, in Slick Willard’s own words...


22 posted on 07/16/2009 10:20:07 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

They forgot the 5 point margin of error.

It’s a dead heat.

not that it matters


23 posted on 07/16/2009 10:20:48 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

So anyone whose policy position on healthcare we don’t like is a socialist?


24 posted on 07/16/2009 10:21:43 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Losing my job due to Oconomy.)
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To: Darkwolf377

No, the socialized medicine, pandering to the gay lobby, support for bailouts and TARP is what makes him a socialist. The willingness to take any position necessary to further his political career is what makes him a slimeball.

The problem, and the reason I’ll never vote for Romney, is that underneath all the ‘conservative’ veneer, his policies won’t be drastically different from Obama’s. The train will still keep going to the left, but it’ll just go a bit slower. And he’ll pretend that cap-and-trade and socialized medicine are okay if we do them the ‘conservative’ way. That way, we get blamed when it all goes to hell in a handbasket instead of the liberalism that is being appeased. You know, kind of like No Child Left Behind, TARP, and a whole host of other disasters.

Republicans like Romney are a cancer.


26 posted on 07/16/2009 10:22:38 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: rabscuttle385

When did Sarah say she was running for prez ? Why would she be fund raising for prez now ? I smell rino crap !

Even Hannity was kicking dirt on Palin this PM. The anti palin propaganda machine is well oiled with rat and rino piss !


27 posted on 07/16/2009 10:22:50 PM PDT by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: Darkwolf377
Very well said, because that is exactly how I feel. Mitt or any other Repub will be head and shoulders better than president Zero from hell.
28 posted on 07/16/2009 10:23:10 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are now in charge.)
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To: cherry

Let’s face it my a**. Mitt would fail against Bozo. Why? Because people like me would write in Sarah Palin. I will NOT vote for another RINO. Even if I didn’t write in Sarah’s name Mitt would lose because the people don’t want Dimwit lite, they want conservatives or nothing. Period. NO MORE FRICKIN’ RINOS. Got it?


29 posted on 07/16/2009 10:23:17 PM PDT by calex59 (I, me, myself, am actually Jim Thompson)
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To: grey_whiskers

On a related note, when was the last time Romney wrote an op-ed against a 0 policy?


30 posted on 07/16/2009 10:23:27 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: Darkwolf377

Anyone who forces health insurance on people, yes.

Get yer red hot $50 abortions right here!


31 posted on 07/16/2009 10:23:49 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Squantos

If Hannity is not crazy about Sarah Palin, she has some work to do.


32 posted on 07/16/2009 10:24:32 PM PDT by ajay_kumar (Elections have consequences. Socialist Liberals are now in charge.)
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To: ajay_kumar

A vote for Mitt Romney in the primary is a vote for Obama in the general. Mark it.


33 posted on 07/16/2009 10:24:36 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: Darkwolf377

He should have lead them to a better solution, but he’s an oppurtunist so he didn’t care.


34 posted on 07/16/2009 10:25:03 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: Darkwolf377
Anyone who willfully implements budget-busting Socialist medicine is a Socialist. He's also a pathological liar, too. Are you that dense and naive after being on FR for 5 years ?
35 posted on 07/16/2009 10:25:05 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

Funny, I live in MA and I still have the exact same health insurance I had before Romneycare started. I guess they missed out on forcing me into it.


36 posted on 07/16/2009 10:25:23 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Losing my job due to Oconomy.)
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To: ABQHispConservative

Actually I think he has done them. The only thing is, nobody can take him seriously, because he’s taken every position on every issue at one time or another.


37 posted on 07/16/2009 10:25:57 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: ajay_kumar

Too bad Slick Willard is neither a Conservative, nor a Republican.


38 posted on 07/16/2009 10:26:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Do not underestimate the money from the so called sky...He’s not the peoples person! He is just another RINO elite.


39 posted on 07/16/2009 10:26:38 PM PDT by hope (don't listen to what they say..watch what they do.)
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To: cherry

If Mitt had by some quirk in reality won in 2008, he would have lost worse than McCain. If he is the nominee in 2012, he will lose more states than McCain, he’ll be lucky to get Oklahoma and Texas. He’ll lose all the states McCain lost in the South plus Georgia, in fact, I don’t see a single state in the South he’ll be able to take after Soros in the guise of a conservative PAC, blanket the airwaves with Mitts most memorable moments.

They’ll remind everyone why Massachusetts has gay marriage, and the relative to Obamacare, Romneycare. They’ll play his own duplicitous words about Reagan and abortion, his love for gays in the military. The only answer Romney will have is to claim discrimation against Mormons which will really go well in the South.

If the republicans truly want to nail their coffin shut, they should nominate Mitt. The only way they will be able to win in 2012 is by choosing a candidate who is so different from Obama the contrast will be obvious. Mitt is too liberal. We need a real conservative in 2012 not Mitt.


40 posted on 07/16/2009 10:27:44 PM PDT by Waryone (If the democrats paid taxes like the rest of us, the United States wouldn't have a deficit.)
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To: Darkwolf377

I don’t recall saying that he forced YOU to do anything.

Just like Obama—I mean Romney— said, if you like your health insurance plan, you get to keep it.

Hooray for you and to hell with everyone else, I guess. So glad you like your health plan.


41 posted on 07/16/2009 10:27:59 PM PDT by perfect_rovian_storm (The worst is behind us. Unfortunately it is really well endowed.)
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To: ajay_kumar

Hannity is in love with Slick Willard. Watching the two of them in an interview is like seeing Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell sing “You’re All I Need To Get By...”


42 posted on 07/16/2009 10:28:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Darkwolf377

So you endorse his plan? Socialist


43 posted on 07/16/2009 10:28:13 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Are you that dense and naive after being on FR for 5 years ?

The name-calling marks your ignorance, though your obvious lack of understanding about what is or isn't socialist already did that.

Just keep on tossing that word around so it becomes meaningless--just what the Obamoids want you to do. Well done!

44 posted on 07/16/2009 10:28:41 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Losing my job due to Oconomy.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

LOL! exactly


45 posted on 07/16/2009 10:28:48 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Translation: “Mitt Romney Accepting Money from DemoLibs and Scaredy-Cat RINOs to Stop Fund-Raising Neophyte Sarah Palin.”


46 posted on 07/16/2009 10:29:22 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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To: free me
So you endorse his plan? Socialist

You couldn't read my feelings about Romneycare in my original post? Illiterate.

47 posted on 07/16/2009 10:29:25 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Losing my job due to Oconomy.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm

well said.


48 posted on 07/16/2009 10:29:49 PM PDT by free me (Sarah Palin 2012? You Betcha!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Trying really hard to come up with scenario where a liberal running on Republican ticket could be electable, or where I might vote for one. Or at least not campaign against them.

Nope, not possible.


49 posted on 07/16/2009 10:31:10 PM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: perfect_rovian_storm
Hooray for you and to hell with everyone else, I guess.

You sound just like Obama.

So glad you like your health plan.

I don't like Romneycare at all. But that makes your silly rant look stupid, so you conveniently skipped that part of my original post.

This place sure is gettin' stoooooopid. So much for interesting political discussion about conservative politics--now it's "Yew be a so-shal-issst!" 24/7 to everyone who doesn't repeat back one's exact beliefs.

50 posted on 07/16/2009 10:31:59 PM PDT by Darkwolf377 (Losing my job due to Oconomy.)
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