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Romney goes on fundraising tear [attempt to co-opt the GOP for a 2012 run?]
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2009-10-05 | Reid Wilson

Posted on 10/05/2009 7:31:28 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is fundraising his way across the country, raising suspicions that the 2008 presidential contender is gearing up for another run.

Romney held fundraisers for his Free and Strong America political action committee in three states and the District of Columbia in September, and he will hold two more in Texas and Missouri this week, a spokesman confirmed to The Hill.

"Mitt Romney is doing what he can to strengthen the Republican Party nationally and help its candidates be successful, and that is going to take up more and more of his time as we get deeper into the 2010 cycle," spokesman Eric Fehrnstrom said.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 10/05/2009 7:31:29 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: Scarchin; reaganaut; BufordP; ejonesie22; AmericanSphinx71; 383rr; jenk; big'ol_freeper; ...
*Ping!*
2 posted on 10/05/2009 7:32:49 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Great! Another candidate who supports government run health care! YIPEEE!!!!


3 posted on 10/05/2009 7:34:13 PM PDT by Man50D (Fair Tax, you earn it, you keep it! FairTaxNation.com)
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To: rabscuttle385

4 posted on 10/05/2009 7:34:48 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385
I think I'd almost vote for B.O. instead of this guy.

Not really--but I'll never pull the lever for Romney.

5 posted on 10/05/2009 7:35:43 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "Gun Free Zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Man50D

Yeah, I find the name of his pac ironic. “Free and Strong America”, not with Romneycare.


6 posted on 10/05/2009 7:35:54 PM PDT by ABQHispConservative (A Blue Dog Democrat is an oxyMoron!)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

7 posted on 10/05/2009 7:38:52 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: rabscuttle385

SORRY, NO MONEY HERE!


8 posted on 10/05/2009 7:40:32 PM PDT by kempster
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To: rabscuttle385

“It’s too early to be thinking of 2012!”


9 posted on 10/05/2009 7:48:47 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (Thank you. I'm here all week. Try the veal.)
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To: Man50D

There is NOTHING FREE about mandatory medical insurance.


10 posted on 10/05/2009 8:00:59 PM PDT by gidget7 (Duncan Hunter-Valley Forge Republican!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney is going to be a big problem.


11 posted on 10/05/2009 8:01:55 PM PDT by sickoflibs ( "It's not the taxes, the redistribution is the government spending you demand stupid")
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney MUST be defeated. He lost the 2008 election for us so he could run again.

He and his BFF Kevin Madden need to never see the inside of 1600 Pennsylvania if we want to live free.


12 posted on 10/05/2009 8:16:22 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (Dear God, please heal our land. II Chronicles 7:14)
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To: rabscuttle385
This is one of those names I just as soon not hear associated with potential presidential candidates for 2012. Might have gone with him last time, but he's just one of those that I feel had their chance and couldn't pull it off.

For me, for now, it's Sarah Palin. Frankly, I'd rather see JC Watts run with her than run for the Senate against McCain. Although there are several others I could happily support on a Palin ticket and if JC is the only one who can put McCain out of our misery then I'm all for it.

Again, Sarah could self destruct or fall apart in the heat of the race. But until she does she's my choice.

13 posted on 10/05/2009 8:22:05 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: rabscuttle385
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++10 pts. (in some polls) days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, backstabbing RomneyTeam attacked Gov. Palin and her children to throw Election2008.

"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008, weeks before the election) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician.
Let me say for the record: If Romney emerges as the Republican nominee, I will support him without qualm."


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"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.'"
The Prowler added: "Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Romney supporters in the McCain campaign had access to internal polling which indicated well in advance of the November 4 election that McCain had no chance to win.
So they began working to position their man Mitt for a run in 2012. Just two days after the election,The Palmetto Scoop reported:
"One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
These aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"Here’s what I think: I think there are some staffers on the McCain campaign who seriously screwed up the roll out of Sarah Palin, to which Governor Palin herself objected.
These staffers are now out trying to finish her off thinking, as typical D.C. types do, that if they don’t do it to her, she’ll do it to them. They just never understood who Palin is or what she is about."
"Likewise, I do think there are some staffers and others who expect Mitt Romney to run again in 2012,
they decided McCain could not win, and decided to undermine Sarah Palin and her chances hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign? (Mark Wallace, Romney pimp)
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



14 posted on 10/05/2009 8:23:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney is a bigger threat to America than Obama. Christians need to be organized to defeat this spiritually deaf man.


15 posted on 10/05/2009 8:32:29 PM PDT by DanZanRyu
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To: jwparkerjr

Isn’t it JD Hayworth looking to run against McNuts?


16 posted on 10/05/2009 8:36:03 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: Rastus

Yes, of course! I was doing too many things at once, including talking to my lovely wife of 48 years. I know better than to do that.

Thank you for catching it.


17 posted on 10/05/2009 8:41:17 PM PDT by jwparkerjr (God Bless America, and wake us up while you're about it!)
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To: AmericanGirlRising

Romney MUST be defeated. He lost the 2008 election for us so he could run again.


I know the favorite sport around here is dumping on Romney, but how do you come to that conclusion?


18 posted on 10/05/2009 8:41:22 PM PDT by broncobilly
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To: jwparkerjr

You’re welcome. I honestly didn’t know, and it’d be a crazy primary season with all three of them!


19 posted on 10/05/2009 8:44:04 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: rabscuttle385

Ptuh!


20 posted on 10/05/2009 8:59:37 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rabscuttle385; broncobilly
RINO?

I was kind of thinking of Romney as a DIPO -- a Democrat in Practical Orthopraxy

Why would any conservative want to defend his social issues record?

21 posted on 10/05/2009 8:59:43 PM PDT by Colofornian
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To: DanZanRyu

“Romney is a bigger threat to America than Obama. Christians need to be organized to defeat this spiritually deaf man.”

Just amazing.


22 posted on 10/05/2009 9:01:04 PM PDT by Norman Bates
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To: DanZanRyu

>>>Christians need to be organized to defeat this spiritually deaf man.

Want us to burn out some Mormon communities while we’re at it too ? Or maybe just a few barns.

Btw welcome to FR. Like it so far?


23 posted on 10/05/2009 10:07:22 PM PDT by tlb
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To: broncobilly; AmericanGirlRising; greyfoxx39; fieldmarshaldj; ejonesie22; Diogenesis; ...
but how do you come to that conclusion?

Because Romney convinced McCain to vote for the Bush-Paulson fascist bailout, sealing McCain's loss in the election.

24 posted on 10/05/2009 10:49:06 PM PDT by rabscuttle385 (Kick corrupt Democrats *AND* Republicans out of office in 2010!)
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To: rabscuttle385

He needs to pack it in and just go home.


25 posted on 10/06/2009 12:17:42 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hog wash.
McCain lost because he was a terrible candidate.
He was “reaching across the aisle” all the way through the campaign
He is a walking “Stockholm Syndrome.”
It would be difficult to conceive of a more rediculous candidate than McCain.
You don’t have to look beyond that to explain why McCain lost.
It was true that the financial system was about to fall apart. And it still is. We see the crumbling taking place in each days news.


26 posted on 10/06/2009 3:14:11 AM PDT by broncobilly
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To: broncobilly
McCain lost because he was a terrible candidate.

Who beat Romney...

So by logical extension...

I will leave TARP alone since you think Mitt is worthy of Conservative consideration I doubt explaining to you how bad an idea TARP will prove to be would be very useful...

27 posted on 10/06/2009 3:32:00 AM PDT by ejonesie22
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To: broncobilly

You are so STUCK on McCain when the discussion is ROMNEY.
You’ve been attacking McCain and GOv. Palin since before
the voting in THE LAST ELECTION.

Romney did talk McCain into supporting the bailout,
and then Romney secretly attacked Gov. Palin’s handicapped
child. How Romney is that?


28 posted on 10/06/2009 3:32:10 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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To: mnehring
Romney reminds me of this SNL Belushi Skit....

Someone needs to tell Mitt politely: "Ba-Bye"...

29 posted on 10/06/2009 3:37:01 AM PDT by taildragger (Palin/Mulally 2012)
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To: DanZanRyu

There are reasons enough to defeat Mitt on political grounds before even getting to his religion.


30 posted on 10/06/2009 3:39:37 AM PDT by ejonesie22
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s trying to buy the GOP and is currently putting former staff members in key state level campaigns across the country. Thing is though, the GOP grassroots is not going to vote for him, no matter how much money he raises nor how many political chits he buys.


31 posted on 10/06/2009 4:33:56 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: rabscuttle385

no offense, but Sraah is the ONE.


32 posted on 10/06/2009 5:23:30 AM PDT by The Wizard (I support Madame President)
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To: rabscuttle385

Oh great, the guy who couldn’t even beat McCain wants to be our candidate. Sure Mitt, we’re going to nominate a another loser.


33 posted on 10/06/2009 5:31:58 AM PDT by McGavin999 (How's that change old Hopey Dope promised you working out?)
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To: Diogenesis

You are a lier. I have never attacked Sarah.
However, you also think Romney attacked Sarah.
You are paranoid. Get a grip.


34 posted on 10/06/2009 10:06:11 AM PDT by broncobilly
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To: broncobilly

That was the Royal “you” in the second
sentence; As in “you all have been”,
referring to Team Romney and the involved RomneyBOTs.


35 posted on 10/06/2009 3:34:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Those who go below the surface do so at their peril" - Oscar Wilde)
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