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Mitt Romney warns tea parties (to vote for him or else!) (he also praises Crist) (BARF ALERT)
Politico ^ | 2010-03-09

Posted on 03/09/2010 3:08:23 PM PST by rabscuttle385

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is warning the tea party activists to not run third party candidates that would “divide” Republican voters and waste opportunities for the GOP.

Romney said in an interview with Newsmax posted on the conservative outlet’s website Monday night that he was pleased the conservative grassroots movement is “silent no longer.”

The likely 2012 GOP presidential candidate cautioned though that while he supports the idea of conservative challenges in GOP primaries, third party tea party-backed candidates in the general election could be disastrous.

“Divide and fail is the result,” Romney said of third party challenges. “That would hand over the country to [President] Barack Obama and [House Speaker] Nancy Pelosi and [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid, and that would be very sad indeed.”

While Romney urged caution for the general election, the former governor indicated that has no problem letting the party sort out its divisions in primaries.

Asked about libertarian Rep. Ron Paul’s (R-Texas) place in the GOP, Romney said “we welcome his participation in our party,” adding “we’re a big-tent party.”

Romney also wouldn’t take sides in the Senate primary fight in Florida between Gov. Charlie Crist and former state House Speaker Marco Rubio.

“I like both of those individuals. I haven’t decided whether to endorse one or the other or neither, but I hope whoever wins the primary is able carry on very effectively in the general election,” Romney said. “We need more Republican senators in Washington very badly right now.”


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Go to h*ll, Romney.
1 posted on 03/09/2010 3:08:23 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Well, Mitt, if the choice is you or 3rd party for 2012 ...


2 posted on 03/09/2010 3:09:37 PM PST by TomGuy
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To: rabscuttle385

I would rather wrap my lips around a shotgun and pull the trigger, before I vote for that POS.


3 posted on 03/09/2010 3:09:58 PM PST by Old Texan (If the Dims are dumb enough to poke at a Rattlesnake, they are gonna get bit.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Mitt can kiss my ass if he brushes his teeth first.


4 posted on 03/09/2010 3:10:05 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Myth Romney, has anyone seen those articles about his book tour and all the crowds he isn’t drawing, the people standing in line for several minutes to get a free signed copy of his book about himself.


5 posted on 03/09/2010 3:11:27 PM PST by stockpirate (Hey Beck, Thomas Jefferson was a birther!)
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To: Old Texan

Up yours you McCainiac! I’m tired of being warned by these freaks.


6 posted on 03/09/2010 3:13:49 PM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385
“GOP, Romney said “we welcome his participation in our party,” adding “we’re a big-tent party.”

That tent got a lot smaller because real Conservatives no longer call themselves Republican, recognizing that the RINO has taken over.

7 posted on 03/09/2010 3:14:02 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: TomGuy

Well, Mitt, if the choice is you or 3rd party for 2012 ...

I guess we’ll have to wait another 4 years....because I’m not going to vote for Mitt and feel like crap like I did when I voted for McCain.


8 posted on 03/09/2010 3:14:38 PM PST by Recon Dad ( USMC SSgt Patrick O - 3rd Afghanistan Deployment - Day 140)
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To: rabscuttle385

The likely 2012 GOP presidential candidate cautioned though that while he supports the idea of conservative challenges in GOP primaries, third party tea party-backed candidates in the general election could be disastrous.

In most cases, this is correct. The solution is for the GOP to support conservatives.


9 posted on 03/09/2010 3:15:09 PM PST by freedomfiter2
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To: rabscuttle385
Willard “Myth” Romney should join the democrat party
as his politics is closer to it.
10 posted on 03/09/2010 3:15:19 PM PST by HuntsvilleTxVeteran ((B.?) Hussein (Obama?Soetoro?Dunham?) Change America Will Die From.)
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To: albie

Speaking of a nutjob. Mcshame needs to away. I thank him for his service. But the dis-service he has done to us since is pi$$ing me off. Commie little ba$tard.


11 posted on 03/09/2010 3:15:50 PM PST by Old Texan (If the Dims are dumb enough to poke at a Rattlesnake, they are gonna get bit.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Party First, Conservatism Last. It’s the GOP way.


12 posted on 03/09/2010 3:16:12 PM PST by Anti-Utopian ("Come, let's away to prison; We two alone will sing like birds I' th' cage." -King Lear [V,iii,6-8])
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To: TomGuy

I’ve been to every national Tea Party. I met people from all walks of life. Rich, poor everything. Freedom loving Americans that have nothing in common except a love of their country. That freedom is what brought these people together. I know first hand that the last thing tea partiers will allow is to have this yo yo tell us what to do. We know what we want! And it has NOTHING to do with Mitt!


13 posted on 03/09/2010 3:17:56 PM PST by albie
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To: albie

Our Tea party in the rain last september.

http://s736.photobucket.com/albums/xx2/Snappler_2009/Jackson%20Mi%20tea%20party/


14 posted on 03/09/2010 3:20:23 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: cripplecreek
Mitt can kiss my ass if he brushes his teeth first.

Well, he is a McCain groin leech, so I can understand why you would want him to brush his teeth before kissing your arse.

15 posted on 03/09/2010 3:20:54 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: rabscuttle385

How the hell can he not have made a decision on those two guys? What an idiot. And to think people pee their pants over his religion. Heck, he is a clueless moron if he does not have an opinion on Rubio who is 30 points ahead of Charlie the gay cowboy.


16 posted on 03/09/2010 3:20:55 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m not a big fan of Romney either, but I have to admit, I don’t see anywhere in the article where he tells Tea Partiers to “vote for him or else,” nor anywhere that he “praises Crist,” other than to say that he likes both candidates in that primary.

Your title comments would seem to be misleading, at best.


17 posted on 03/09/2010 3:21:32 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: Old Texan

“Mcshame needs to go away. I thank him for his service”.

...I thank him for his service too but frankly, I’m tired of talking and hearing about it. Obviously, something snapped after that service which to me, negates his past.


18 posted on 03/09/2010 3:21:36 PM PST by albie
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To: rabscuttle385

The days of conservatives supporting RINOs are over-that’s how Obama got elected.


19 posted on 03/09/2010 3:22:27 PM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: rabscuttle385

Up yours, Romney! I wouldn’t vote for you if you were the last Republican on earth!

Down with RINOS!!

Vote them OUT and keep them OUT!!

Rebellion is brewing!!


20 posted on 03/09/2010 3:24:22 PM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks for sharing your pictures with me! I love all the new ideas for signs that people come up with! There’s always something creative and witty that I wish I thought of.


21 posted on 03/09/2010 3:24:23 PM PST by albie
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To: 999replies

I couldn’t care less about his religion. (they aren’t hacking heads off or anything) but I just don’t care for RINOs.

Everytime you think a RINO has reached the bottom they knock it out and go deeper.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 3:24:27 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: rabscuttle385

If Mitt runs then Obama will get four more years and we can kiss it all goodbye!!


23 posted on 03/09/2010 3:25:41 PM PST by timetostand (Ya say ya wanna revolution -- OK!)
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To: cripplecreek

Woo hoo!! I was there!!


24 posted on 03/09/2010 3:27:55 PM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: rabscuttle385

From 07

SEIU meets with candidates, praises Mitt Romney.

http://hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com/archives/2007/01/seiu_meets_the.php


25 posted on 03/09/2010 3:28:24 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: albie

I thought at one time, everyone was saying that he didn’t want to bring up his service. He may not have but everyone else did.
I think he was damaged in the Hanoi Hilton, and he was indocternated (sp) and he is a commie now.
Or, he just wants to be liked..


26 posted on 03/09/2010 3:28:24 PM PST by Old Texan (If the Dims are dumb enough to poke at a Rattlesnake, they are gonna get bit.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney is throwing out a strawman.
None of the Tea Party folks or the people who call themselves the leaders of them ever talked about a 3rd party. It's a ruse fabricated by the Left and RINOs to split the Tea Party.
Just another attempt by the GOP establishment to keep conservatives on the plantation.
27 posted on 03/09/2010 3:28:58 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: TomGuy

Uh Mitt! Sarah come to mind?


28 posted on 03/09/2010 3:29:30 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: Jim Robinson

Yep and I got a real nice photo too.


29 posted on 03/09/2010 3:30:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: tobyhill

For the whole series of Zero dollar bills, go here:

"Flickr Archive of Zero Bills"


30 posted on 03/09/2010 3:32:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: albie

I especially like the sign explaining the difference between global warming and hot flashes to Debbie Stabenow. LOL


31 posted on 03/09/2010 3:32:36 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: rabscuttle385
I know Mitt's book tour is going on, but I have heard virtually nothing on it. Saturday is his “big show” in Salt Lake City.
32 posted on 03/09/2010 3:33:03 PM PST by bwc2221
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney actually takes a veiled swipe at Ron Paul.


33 posted on 03/09/2010 3:33:18 PM PST by yongin
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney = RINOmney


34 posted on 03/09/2010 3:33:52 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: cripplecreek

Screw it, a RINO is a liberal at my house. Mitt is a RINO and there are no two ways about it.


35 posted on 03/09/2010 3:34:13 PM PST by 999replies (Thune/Rubio 2012)
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To: timetostand

Well, judging by the comments here, Obama wins another term because tea partiers(and I have attended tea parties and would just as soon throw DC into the Potomac) are too stubborn or stupid to vote to keep a dangerous socialist out of the Presidency.

No Romney fan here, but, good grief. Wake up. Romney would be my last choice Republican, just like McLame, but worlds better than Obama.


36 posted on 03/09/2010 3:34:31 PM PST by mtrott
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To: rabscuttle385

Dr. Epidemic (Carpetbagger, D, shapeshifting “R”):
"My book sales suck. Maybe this will work."

37 posted on 03/09/2010 3:34:36 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus

+1


38 posted on 03/09/2010 3:35:00 PM PST by mtrott
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To: rabscuttle385

Screw you Romney !

You and your commie mormon buddy Harry Reid can go swap secret handshakes in your cult temple, but a Romney nomination means the death of the RNC !


39 posted on 03/09/2010 3:36:13 PM PST by SENTINEL (SGT USMC COMBAT VET)
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To: mtrott
You can vote for Romney, but I'll sit out if he's the nominee.

You know how bad the Dems will slice and dice this fool? His YouTube videos would be cut and pasted and flipped beyond recognition. Romney is totally a non-starter.

40 posted on 03/09/2010 3:38:15 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Islam is incompatible with American traditions and values)
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To: rabscuttle385

UP YOURS, MITTENS!


41 posted on 03/09/2010 3:39:27 PM PST by Rebelbase
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney always threatens -— and his agents deliver.

Threats, dirty tricks, probably much much worse.

Romney is reprehensible for this. Shame on him,
and shame on the GOP which will die forever if it picks him.


42 posted on 03/09/2010 3:42:53 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: mtrott

BTTT


43 posted on 03/09/2010 3:43:42 PM PST by oldtimer
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To: 999replies

Yeah I’ve had my fill of RINOs and those who defend them. I fail to see how I’m better off with a republican forcing liberalism and marxism down my throat.

Here in Michigan it was a “republican” who introduced the bill that forced the unionization of home care workers. There were 7 other “republicans” who went along with the scam in return for SEIU money and support. Michigan’s newest state senator was even given 4 SEIU members to work on his campaign full time.

Woo hoo republicans won. [/sarc]


44 posted on 03/09/2010 3:46:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: TomGuy

A couple of people at Politico used to be around Romney so their saying he is the nominee is blowing smoke. Not going to be any of the leaders right now IMHO.

We need fresh blood to run like Pence, McDonnell, Pawlenty, and others. I want someone who can give an interview and you know what they say is what they mean.


45 posted on 03/09/2010 3:46:49 PM PST by PhiKapMom (Mary Fallin - OK Gov/Rick Perry - TX Gov/Coburn/Rubio - Senate 2010 !)
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To: mtrott; All

I wonder where we’d be if all the whiners and complainers who go on and on and on and on...and on...about RINOs like Romney and McCain would use even half of that energy to help work to ensure that the RINOs didn’t get nominated in the first place? Face it folks, if you’d rather complain that work, you’re doing nothing but creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.


46 posted on 03/09/2010 3:48:36 PM PST by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: rabscuttle385

It still strikes me as amazing that McCain got the nomination last time.

It would be far worse if Romney got the nomination this time around.

I am, however, starting to sense a movement in the MSM media coverage towards urging Romney on conservatives as the “inevitable” candidate. They’re not going to go so far as to blatantly support him. They will just refrain from dragging him down while at the same time expending every effort they can to denigrate and destroy genuine conservatives.

It’s their optimum solution and it definitely worked with McCain. Destroy any serious rivals to their fall guy, and then destroy the fall guy once he gets the nomination.

We need to get Romney OUT. And we need to do it FAST.


47 posted on 03/09/2010 3:49:00 PM PST by Ronin
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To: PhiKapMom

Pence needs to win statewide first. McDonnell just got sworn in. Pawlenty, maybe.

How about Mitch Daniels of IN or Rick Perry ot TX?


48 posted on 03/09/2010 3:52:03 PM PST by yongin
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To: Ronin

Amen.


49 posted on 03/09/2010 3:52:06 PM PST by Jim Robinson (JUST VOTE THEM OUT! teapartyexpress.org)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
Romney is throwing out a strawman.

Exactly! And as you point out, it's the same kind of strawman that the Libs are throwing out about the Tea Party Movement to split it! It's a Movement not a Party.

Hey, Slick Mitt, go elsewhere. We're not buying!


50 posted on 03/09/2010 3:52:35 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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