Skip to comments.Mitt Romney outpacing Sarah Palin in fund-raising race [BARF!]
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.
Romneys 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.
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Amazing filthy rich Socialists like Slick Willard has money falling from the sky.
lets face it...Mitt would be very strong against a idiot like bama.....at least Mitt knows economics and has business ties....
Not with my vote.
Post #3 ping. Cherry needs to learn the truth about Slick Willard.
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.
What kind of tools donate to this guy?
Liberals and people easily fooled by con-artists and good hair.
Horse race article from lib media. Ignore.
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.
Gotta wonder how Sarah will do when she ‘starts’ in the fundraising race...
Not bad for someone who isn’t even in the race...
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.
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.
...and yet, he is.
Ping to incindiary’s video in post #19. Devastating stuff, in Slick Willard’s own words...
They forgot the 5 point margin of error.
It’s a dead heat.
not that it matters
So anyone whose policy position on healthcare we don’t like is a socialist?
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.
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 !
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?
On a related note, when was the last time Romney wrote an op-ed against a 0 policy?
Anyone who forces health insurance on people, yes.
Get yer red hot $50 abortions right here!
If Hannity is not crazy about Sarah Palin, she has some work to do.
A vote for Mitt Romney in the primary is a vote for Obama in the general. Mark it.
He should have lead them to a better solution, but he’s an oppurtunist so he didn’t care.
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.
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.
Too bad Slick Willard is neither a Conservative, nor a Republican.
Do not underestimate the money from the so called sky...He’s not the peoples person! He is just another RINO elite.
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.
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.
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...”
So you endorse his plan? Socialist
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!
Translation: “Mitt Romney Accepting Money from DemoLibs and Scaredy-Cat RINOs to Stop Fund-Raising Neophyte Sarah Palin.”
You couldn't read my feelings about Romneycare in my original post? Illiterate.
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.
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.
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