Skip to comments.Romney says Brown can ‘make history’
Posted on 01/02/2010 9:25:42 AM PST by GOP_Lady
Mitt Romney - that rare political breed, a Republican elected statewide in Massachusetts - told supporters yesterday that if Scott Brown can pull off a similar feat next month in the US Senate special election, it would shock the country and send a strong message that business as usual in Washington is coming to an end.
He would bring badly-needed fiscal restraint to an out-of-control budget process that is adding trillions of dollars to our national debt, said Romney, the former Bay State governor who gives every indication hes preparing a second presidential bid in 2012.
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MYTH FLIP SLICK WILLARD RINO ROMNEY being at the top of the list.
Welcome to your second week at FR, being pro-Romney and anti-Palin, explains your (current?) sign up name on a conservative site.
The irony that a Republican in Lets-pass-Health-Reform-for-Ted! Kennedys seat could end the Left's filibuster-proof majority and, maybe, kill their insane, unconstitutional, deadly grab for control and cash is rich.
Ah! Good catch.
Quietcontrarian - YOU aren’t so quiet, after all, are you? Your posts are screaming of what/who you are all about.
By the way quietcontrarian: In the Michigan primary, Mitt was big on federal support for the “Detroit Three.” Whatever you think the voters want to hear, that's Mitt.
Looks like mindless slapping to me, be careful you don’t fall.
We do know that Romney has consistently slapped at the fingers of conservatism, to me, one of the most despicable was to spend months on a national campaign to convince the American public that Ronald Reagan was “adamantly pro-choice” on abortion.
“...Conservatives should vote for the Dem candidate
to make Romney look bad...”
Did you forgot your sarcasm tag? (or what?)
Romney needs to be quiet... and let a real conservative get elected... Mitt... running again ? Puhhleeeze ! GO AWAY! btw.. I am not quiet... ask MY senator and congressman
am well balanced thank you.
The way some people “go off” on any statement that Gov. Romney utters makes it is pretty apparent that they are driven by hate or fear. Tirades against him are often linked to the 2012 presidential election so my guess that many are afraid of him.... afraid he may be the candidate in 2012.
Seems that many feel that their candidate can’t win unless Romney is destroyed... doesn’t say much about their candidate. Hate or fear lead to poor decisions and improper actions, don’t be ruled by either.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
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
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"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 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."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins 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 Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
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:
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
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 Wallaces husband."
Poor sport spoiler Romney attacks other GOP candidates:
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And 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]
At the end of the day, when the RomneyBOT squeeling is peeled away:
"A political party cannot be all things to all people.
It must represent certain fundamental beliefs
which must not be compromised to political expediency
or simply to swell its numbers."
-- President Ronald Reagan
"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldnt make any sense at all.""
-- President Ronald Reagan
I am so down with you on that statement!
I consider myself a strong, ideological conservative. But I have always been willing to give Gov. Romney a hearing. I look at his life and I see an honorable and capable man who has lived by conservative values. I also admire his intelligence and business experience. I have hardly been able to get to the point of looking at whether he has been sufficiently conservative or is an opportunistic RINO, as his enemies claim. (I can't stand John McCain, Lindsey Graham, and other such RINOs.)
But I always find myself defending Romney without ever getting around to giving his record a hard look. And that is because those against him are so nasty and hysterical.
Perhaps some despise him for purely legitimate ideological reasons. But most conservatives who are fiercely against him are motivated, I'm afraid, by religious bigotry. I have no patience with it.
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