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Mitt Romney Wins Presidential Straw Poll at Republican Leadership Conference
FoxNews ^ | April 10th 2010

Posted on 04/10/2010 5:54:43 PM PDT by Steelfish

April 10 Mitt Romney Wins Presidential Straw Poll at Republican Leadership Conference

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the straw poll by one vote over Rep. Ron Paul, 438-437.

The person who didn't attend the Southern Republican Leadership Conference won the 2012 GOP presidential straw poll.

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney won the straw poll by one vote over Rep. Ron Paul, 438-437.

Sarah Palin finished in third place with 330 votes, while Newt Gingrich rounded it out with 321 votes.

Several potential candidates addressed the three-day gathering which ended Saturday.

Eyeing another presidential bid, Texas Rep. Ron Paul told Republican activists that "the American people have awoken" because Washington won't address the nation's fiscal crisis.

Rep. Mike Pence, R-Ind., speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in New Orleans, Saturday, April 10, 2010. (AP) Paul ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 2008.

Paul brought to the event a large contingent of boisterous supporters. Following Paul's lead, they booed some traditional GOP policies that lead to government spending.

"The reason why the American people have awoken ... is because the country is broke and the people in Washington won't admit it," Paul said.

Evoking the memory of Hurricane Katrina, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour told Republicans that the policies of President Obama and other Democrats are a "man-made disaster."

He took the stage after a slick video paid homage to Barbour himself and his fellow GOP governors.

After recalling the 2005 hurricane, Barbour said, "Today we're here because we know we have to deal with a man-made disaster."

Barbour has not declared his intentions for the 2012 White House race.

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence, considered by GOP leaders to be a potential 2012 presidential candidate, vowed that House Republicans will repeal Obama's health care overhaul law "lock, stock and barrel."

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1 posted on 04/10/2010 5:54:43 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

No way in the world RomneyCare is going to beat ObamaCare in 2012


2 posted on 04/10/2010 5:55:31 PM PDT by GeronL (Entitlement Zombies will become real zombies when the money runs out)
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To: Steelfish
By ONE, over Ron Paul?

I think the Mittbots need not break out in goose pimples just yet.

3 posted on 04/10/2010 5:55:53 PM PDT by workerbee (Yes, I hate Obama because of his color: RED!)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, B*llsh!t.

Never, EVER gonna vote for that guy.


4 posted on 04/10/2010 5:57:51 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save the Earth. It's the only planet with Chocolate.)
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To: Steelfish

Yaaaaawwwwwwnnnn, same ole, same ole political BS = same ole same ole political BS.


5 posted on 04/10/2010 5:58:13 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (THE CANDIDATE THE LEFT SMEARS THE MOST IS THE ONE THEY FEAR THE MOST.)
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To: Steelfish
Hell no!
6 posted on 04/10/2010 5:59:40 PM PDT by Glenn (iamtheresistance.org)
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To: Steelfish

The choice of RINOS, everywhere!


7 posted on 04/10/2010 5:59:43 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

I won’t vote for him in the primary but if it’s a choice between Romney or Obama in 2012 I’ll vote twice for Mitt.


8 posted on 04/10/2010 6:01:14 PM PDT by Russ (Repeal the 17th amendment)
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To: Steelfish
All Ron Paul accomplishes in a campaign is to divide the balance between the anointed GOP candidate and the true conservative challengers.
9 posted on 04/10/2010 6:01:51 PM PDT by o_zarkman44 (Obama is the ultimate LIE!)
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To: Steelfish

Luckily the Republican Leadership Conference won’t be picking the next candidate.


10 posted on 04/10/2010 6:03:48 PM PDT by stevem
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To: Steelfish

Conservatives will need to coalesce with a single candidate to take on Romney. If they splinter the vote Romney will get in.


11 posted on 04/10/2010 6:04:07 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: GeronL

If Mitt Romney is our hope to salvage the nation, then we may as well just re-elect Obama and remove the two term limit. Turn out the lights, the party is over.


12 posted on 04/10/2010 6:06:01 PM PDT by Lloyd227 (Class of 1998 (let's all help the Team McCain spider monkeys decide how to moderate))
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To: Steelfish

I think he will be the Repubbie nominee.....It can’t come soon enough.....


13 posted on 04/10/2010 6:06:24 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: Russ

i believe Mitt would have passed everything Obama has only with less of a fight.


14 posted on 04/10/2010 6:13:00 PM PDT by rsobin
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To: Russ
I won’t vote for him in the primary but if it’s a choice between Romney or Obama in 2012 I’ll vote twice for Mitt.

Feel the same. . .we have 'two Parties'; I will vote 'R'; no matter. If Repubs start screwing this up, big time; by injecting 'third Party' politics; we are doomed. Period. We must get ride of the poison now in Washington. . .the one destroying our Country; drip, by drip. . .czar by czar; Bill by Bill; Supreme Court nominees, one, by one. Radicals; radical Muslims, Nation of Islam in our White House. . .ad nauseum.

15 posted on 04/10/2010 6:13:21 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: Fawn

He will not get my support in any way. He is a liberal who tries very hard to pretend to be a conservative. I will not even vote if he is the nominee. Voting for John was the last straw. Either get a real conservative as the nominee or expect to lose again.


16 posted on 04/10/2010 6:18:30 PM PDT by MamaB (If you see someone without a smile, give them yours.)
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To: Fawn; Steelfish
I think he will be the Repubbie nominee.....It can’t come soon enough.....

Well lookee here, we got us a RomneyBot!
17 posted on 04/10/2010 6:19:11 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Steelfish

LOL Sure he did. /sarc


18 posted on 04/10/2010 6:19:34 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m any rebubbie-bot at this point.


19 posted on 04/10/2010 6:24:56 PM PDT by Fawn
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To: cricket
Feel the same. . .we have 'two Parties'; I will vote 'R'; no matter. If Repubs start screwing this up, big time; by injecting 'third Party' politics; we are doomed. Period.

If it's between Romney and Obama, I stay home. Socialism "lite" is NOT an alternative to Marxism.
20 posted on 04/10/2010 6:45:15 PM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: Steelfish
MITT ROMNEY EXPOSED BUYING VOTES
NEW ORLEANS -- I spoke to a young female delegate who said she planned to vote for
Romney in the poll. I asked her how she had ended up at the conference.
She said "Evangelicals for Mitt" had contacted her and offered to pay for her to have a
limited-access ticket -- so long as she agreed to vote for Romney in the straw poll.
Asked how "Evangelicals for Mitt" got her name, she said she didn't know. But she said
that she was on the email list for Romney, and speculated that the Romney team
had given out their email list. “

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21 posted on 04/10/2010 7:09:31 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

Mitt: Enjoy the “victory”. These straw polls will be the only victories for you this time around. Closet socialists won’t pass the sniff test this time. The fact you “won” under a false front group “Evangelicals” further emphasizes how you are buying votes. You beat Ron Paul by one vote: another vote buyer.

I have a suggestion for these straw polls: if group vote purchasing occurs, the candidate should be disqualified and removed from the list.


22 posted on 04/10/2010 7:14:29 PM PDT by danieldu
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To: Steelfish

and It means nothing.....


23 posted on 04/10/2010 7:22:17 PM PDT by The Wizard (I support Madam President, the only President in America today)
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To: Steelfish

RomneyCARE-creator, vote-buying, Mitt Romney:
”Now that Romneycare is national, ready to hurt
three hundred million, a little self examination is in order for you.
You may want to ask yourself “if I had spent my time promoting
RomneyCare and Mitt Romney, could not I have garnered more support
of both Mr. Obama and Gov. Mitt Romney?“


“Romney praises Obama again
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama
at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday ..
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said....
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee,
said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan
-- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president
for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough ....The former businessman even offered faint praise for
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps,
"I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."



24 posted on 04/10/2010 7:24:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Steelfish

= 8 years of 0bama. Ugh.


25 posted on 04/10/2010 7:25:38 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Voters who thought their ship came in with 0bama are on their own Titanic.)
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To: workerbee
Ron Paul Motivational Pictures, Images and Photos
26 posted on 04/10/2010 7:25:41 PM PDT by chicken head
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To: Steelfish

I have a funny feeling that Romney will be a leading contender in the primaries leading up to the convention and that, due to his ego, will stay in the limelight doing what ever he can to undermine what I believe will be the eventual conservative nominee. Possibly even running as an eventual independent, splitting the voting base and allowing Obama a win.

This guy, just based on the fund raising and planning he has put in plus the time he has spent, seems like feels he is owed the presidential nomination because he is next in line - like Dole, like McLaim.

I just have a bad feeling about this guy and his impact on the Presidential election for the ‘Pubs.


27 posted on 04/10/2010 7:34:23 PM PDT by MCOAvalanche
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To: Steelfish

If that’s the field, I’m staying at the house.


28 posted on 04/10/2010 7:35:14 PM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Renderofveils
If it's between Romney and Obama, I stay home. Socialism "lite" is NOT an alternative to Marxism

If you and other thumb-sucking Repubs (i.e. those who do not get precisely 'who' and what you want per this election and so you stay home) choose to not to vote; there well may NOT be another election in America's future - whereby you could ultimately exercise your better choice.

This is not as simple as soc.lite/versus Marxism. We have a frickin impostor President. He is proven enemy. His efforts defy our Constitution and American Will. He is an enemy; a lover - and worse, an enabler - of radical Islam (that should scare the hell out of you!) and he is chopping off, bit by bit; America's legs so as to have us on not on our knees, but totally prostrate, for God's sake. We have an America-hating President who wants to 'change' America into 'his most un-American image'. And this man cannot get his surgery on America, done fast enough.

We could survive a RINO and easily by comparison; as we bring in Conservative reinforcements; people like Marco Rubio; Lt. Col. Allen West; and host of new Leaders who are true patriots; while keeping those who demonstrate same.

We will lose ALL possibilities, for a safe, viable, restored future; should Obama capture another four years; and who knows what after that.

Think it utterly insane - and more than selfish - to watch this man destroy our Military; debase our soldiers; subvert our schools - and our children's education - as well, watch him destroy our economy; our future; our healthcare. (We can at least debate and resist Romneycare; less chance with Obama criminals in power, for sure.)

Some humility would go a long way here per one's vote - rather than what appears, more a 'self-pride' per one's choice. NO one, IMHO. . .can NOT vote against Obama and say they did their best for America. This is a curtain call. . .be there; or be with our worst America-hating enemies.

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(This election is not just about 'you' and 'who' fits your ideal. It IS about getting our worst enemies out of our White House; out of our Congress; and out of our Country, if need be. Patience required here! It will pay off; but not, if the the man who would be King. . .becomes one.

No question, IMHO; Obama can beg and steal votes; but he can win, ONLY if good citizens - voters - fail their country. We are in dire straights. We have a future to save; vote - or be with the enemy.

29 posted on 04/10/2010 8:40:12 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: FrankR
If that’s the field, I’m staying at the house.

Might need to consider another location, however.

Let us get in our best for Congress; who knows; Marco Rubio might be ready for prime-time in two years. Maybe as VP; I don't know. Mitt is 'milk toast'- at least as a candidate - and would be a set back; but with enough Conservatives to fill up Congress; it would matter less.

Am wondering where Sarah is planning to be? Am betting Sarah, not Mitt; running on what would be a third Party/Tea Party. This would as huge as it is dangerous. Am wondering if her placating Repubs by serving McCain (and making nice to Steele, for whatever reason(?)) is designed to win her favor 'within' Party; rather than from outside the walls of RNC.

My head spins at the possibilites; and spins more at those issues that could jeopardize any future, whatsever; if we are not careful.

30 posted on 04/10/2010 8:54:21 PM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: cricket
(This election is not just about 'you' and 'who' fits your ideal. It IS about getting our worst enemies out of our White House; out of our Congress; and out of our Country, if need be. Patience required here! It will pay off; but not, if the the man who would be King. . .becomes one.

I will be fighting tooth and nail to get a conservative candidate on the ballot. To think that this is solely about me, and not about the country is insane. Romney has utterly destroyed the insurance business in Massachussets. His goals are THE SAME as Obama's. He is a PROGRESSIVE. He may be a little slower in practice, but the end result is the same. When someone is driving you breakneck towards a cliff, you don't request for them to slow down. You request them to STOP and go the other direction. Romney would drive this country over that cliff a few seconds later than Obama would, but believe me... he's intent on hitting the edge.
31 posted on 04/11/2010 5:54:58 AM PDT by Renderofveils (My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music. - Nabokov)
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To: cricket
"Am wondering if her placating Repubs by serving McCain (and making nice to Steele, for whatever reason(?)) is designed to win her favor 'within' Party; rather than from outside the walls of RNC. "

Those things, I suppose, are on the minds of a lot of people, however, I look at it that with McCain, she was fulfilling a personal obligation she felt towards him; Steele - well I don't know of much interaction between her and Steele, but Sarah is an expert at diplomacy, and it would do no good to go into this all pouty and mad at Steele, or a straw man, who hasn't done anything personal to her.

They are (supposedly) on the same side, and need to unite to fight the common enemy, obama and the RATS. Nothing will be served by an internal hatefest, and Sarah knows that. And, the dems would have a field day with it.

No one knows what Sarah really thinks about all these things deep within her own mind, but I think she's being very "presidential" staying above the internal squabbles and taking the high road. It shows definite strength of character and discipline...two important traits for a president to have, and which don't exist in our current placeholder in the White House.

Nothing is to be served by her getting distracted within her own party, especially while there is such a rich field of opponents on the other side that need constant vigilance.

As far as McCain goes, she fullfilled an old obligation, but you don't hear her esposing any of his RINO platitudes; every speech I've heard from her is solid conservatism, patriotism, and uplifting. She smiles and laughs in the face of adversity, and no one can say they haven't handed her enough of that since the last campaign.

Candidates have the majority of 300-million people to please, and even Sarah is not going to please them all. People hitch their wagon to their chosen "star" and that's where they hang.

But, I'm not going to root for the "anything but obama" candidate, oh no; this time in history is way too important to get another RINO (Mitt, Huckaby) in there, Ron Paul is a kook, and I don't think Newt is electable. I haven't heard enough from Pawlenty yet to make a decision, and I don't know much about any of the others. But I do know if it has the faintest smell of democrat/liberal about it, I'm hanging out at the house.

I'm watching and listening, and right now I see Sarah lighting up every room she enters; she's NOT afraid of the obama machine, and she's getting under their skin, big time. I think if she runs, it will be a landslide...possibly even bigger than Reagan's.


32 posted on 04/11/2010 6:07:24 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Steelfish

Where are all the true conservative options....not worthy of inclusion I see.


33 posted on 04/11/2010 6:37:31 AM PDT by Kimberly GG ("Path to Citizenship" Amnesty candidates will NOT get my vote!)
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To: FrankR
Agree with your thoughfull analysis re Sarah and her choices; though feel in light of America's abysmal situation; she had a 'higher call' to oblige; rather than 'thanks to McCain'- which she could have offered; and then moved on, 'for Country'! But she did was she thought was best for overall view of Party and her place in it, no doubt.

Would offer that if Sara not the frontrunner for Repub Party; that we take a page from hew own book - swallow some political pride and support whomever is our candidate. Hope as well; if she fails to win nomination; that Sarah does not go 'third Party'; rather that she continue to move cause forward by her extra-government participation. Suspect she would be pulled in, 'large-capacity' by Repub Administration; if we have one, that is.

And so it is, I have a problem with

"But, I'm not going to root for the "anything but obama" candidate" - albeit FOR the very reason you state. . ." oh no; this time in history is way too important to get another RINO (Mitt, Huckaby) in there, Ron Paul is a kook, and I don't think Newt is electable. I haven't heard enough from Pawlenty yet to make a decision, and I don't know much about any of the others. But I do know if it has the faintest smell of democrat/liberal about it, I'm hanging out at the house."

Again; agree with main premise per Repub options; just not your conclusion per you not voting. . .and of course, if Sara not a win' there is a VP choice to consider that may make decision here, more palatable.

34 posted on 04/11/2010 9:44:24 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: FrankR
Agree with your thoughfull analysis re Sarah and her choices; though feel in light of America's abysmal situation; she had a 'higher call' to oblige; rather than 'thanks to McCain'- which she could have offered; and then moved on, 'for Country'! But she did was she thought was best for overall view of Party and her place in it, no doubt.

Would offer that if Sara not the frontrunner for Repub Party; that we take a page from hew own book - swallow some political pride and support whomever is our candidate. Hope as well; if she fails to win nomination; that Sarah does not go 'third Party'; rather that she continue to move cause forward by her extra-government participation. Suspect she would be pulled in, 'large-capacity' by Repub Administration; if we have one, that is.

And so it is, I have a problem with

"But, I'm not going to root for the "anything but obama" candidate" - albeit FOR the very reason you state. . ." oh no; this time in history is way too important to get another RINO (Mitt, Huckaby) in there, Ron Paul is a kook, and I don't think Newt is electable. I haven't heard enough from Pawlenty yet to make a decision, and I don't know much about any of the others. But I do know if it has the faintest smell of democrat/liberal about it, I'm hanging out at the house."

Again; agree with main premise per Repub options; just not your conclusion per you not voting. . .and of course, we have not even considered VP choices and this may impact enthusiasm.

35 posted on 04/11/2010 9:46:25 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: cricket
"though feel in light of America's abysmal situation; she had a 'higher call' to oblige;"

What "call" did she have to oblige?

She is no longer Governor of Alaska.

She has not even announced she'll run for President or not.

She's a private citizen, a wife, a mom, an author, and a lecturer with occasional spots on FOX news. Right now, those are the things to which she is "obliged".

There no "call" for her to do anything other than what I mentioned, and being a patriot and a very savvy diplomat.

Appearing with John McCain is not a deal-breaker for me; I have not heard her support one, single, thing that McCain claims, and she is a natural born leader, she excites the crowds, and she's NOT afraid of the left. She's got obama backtracking nuclear policy just from making one speech. That, and her many other traits make her a good choice, and my choice.

My vote will not make or break any election, so if I choose to stay home if one of the RINO's are our candidate, then it will be for my convictions and integrity. I held my nose and voted for McCain, but I won't do it again.

Have a nice day.
36 posted on 04/11/2010 9:57:18 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: Renderofveils; FrankR; All
His goals are THE SAME as Obama's. He is a PROGRESSIVE. He may be a little slower in practice, but the end result is the same

Cannot disagree more!

As I mentioned; a whole lot easier fighting 'Romney Care' than Obamacare. And do not recall that this program was misrepped and crammed down the throats of citizens of Massachussetts, who ARE, by majority, Liberal. (This was a 'State initiative'; and they can fight it's negatives at State level.) As a prototype - at least, the mistakes are clear; as are the better remedies. Obamacare determinedly guarantees nothing more than the disaterous, irretrievable 'slippery slope', into a healthcare hell.

Most importantly; Mitt - nor any Repub - does not bring into our White House and into upper eschelons of power; the 'worst elements' of radical Leftism; including street people whose singular personal redemption is community organizing ACORN. . .Union thugs/SEIO/communists/Marxists et al.

If that is not frightening enough; consider the worst elements of Islam and Nation of Islam. (Doubt Mitt's spiritual ' Advisor' cold match the hateful racist and historical degradation that Rev.Wright shares with Obama (still.) Doubt, as well, that Mitt has 'spiritual' influences in his life like that of Gulen. . .(one of Obama's Advisor's is a disciple and so part of 'Gulen Movement') and not surprised if Gulen might be on Obama's Blackberry phone/pray/Allah/donate list. (There are more here of course.) In addition; we do know that Mitt - nor hopefully ANY Republican - suffers the delusions of CAIR. . .

We do have, by Obama's Associations, an Islam-enabling President; and by consequence; a major threat and daily assault, from radical Islam; efforts emowered from the radical Left. Obama has yet to observe ANY Muslim; or Muslim Country; that he could not praise/defend/excuse. The radical Islamist threat to America compounds the dangers we face a thousand-fold; if not more. We can duly take note of Obama determinedly advancing the worst and most dangerous of agendas, on behalf of those who stand behind that threat!

In our White House; by Obama's czar's team; his list; his Advisors; his policy makers; we have the worst of the worst. Mitt and Obama are NOT equals per their 'progressivism'; not by their values; nor by their 'vision 'for' America. All to say, sorry, but they do not share same playing field! The end result could not/would, per election outcome, '"be the same"!

Sad to have to make praise from what should not even be a thought. That a candidate IS in fact, an American. Add to that; believe; again, like most decent Repubs; Mitt has family values; spiritual values et al. . .and he has an appreciation for our Constitution - unlike current WH occupant. His 'progressive instincts' aside; he believes in the virtues of Capitalism. He has a an appreciation for the 'moral fabric' of America. And again; incredible to have to raise this, in defense of any American - that we can celebrate that this Republican is NOT a communist; not an Alynskyite!

Despite Mitt's negatives; this makes him a paragon of political virtue; compared to the debased and degraded and abominable, subversive Islamist, Obama. it should make a 'clear' win for any Republican IMHO. . .

(As much as I disliked RINO McCain; have to say; given all his RINO ignorance; we would still, be a safer, more economically viable country; had he won; and Obama lost, IMHO. Again, we have much to work with from 'ground up' and so there is hope. . .but have to keep 'R's in place!)

37 posted on 04/11/2010 9:58:53 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: cricket
"Cannot disagree more! "

OK, have a nice day.
38 posted on 04/11/2010 10:11:57 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: FrankR
What "call" did she have to oblige? She is no longer Governor of Alaska. She has not even announced she'll run for President or not. She's a private citizen, a wife, a mom, an author, and a lecturer with occasional spots on FOX news. Right now, those are the things to which she is "obliged".

Agree. Sarah IS a 'private citizen'; but speaking almost daily, to millions of potential voters - who supported her as 'candidate' in past election and desperately hope to in next; raises her beyond "Mrs. Palin". Clearly; she is under no obligation; but as candidate or not; she is potent arbiter for whomever is the Republican candidate or at least whomever, these people will support; be it gratuitously or enthusiastically or not at all.

That said, was only referencing 'higher call' as to what I think was a 'higher obligation to people/Country; versus her choice to endorse RINO McCain.

Do think her intent right now is to provide a 'guiding Conservative voice' and hope the RNC 'gets it' and more voters, 'get it'.

If they do not; she may well be a candidate. . .though I hope she only takes bid from Republican Party; and waits until another time; if she does not get one. And meantime; she can continue to provide a great deal more; as a guiding voice for Conservatism. And maybe influential posts in a Repub Administration. . .while she decides 'next move'. (Think Independent/third Party way too much of a risk/threat to Repub win.)

39 posted on 04/11/2010 10:20:17 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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To: cricket
"...speaking almost daily..."

And getting well paid for it, with which I have no problem - more power to her - but that is the only "calling" which is official right now.

As far as endorsing RINO/McCain, I have found myself in the past having to said something good about someone I dearly hated, but the public forum is no place for petty squabbles.

If she if a rabit McCain follower, it will begin to show up in her speeches, but so far she sounds a whole lot more like Ronald Reagan than John McCain.

If you notice in just about every speech she gives, she recognizes the VETERANS in the audience; she seems to hold those that have served our country in very high regard. John McCain is generally lookup upon as a "hero" for his service during Vietnam, so it could be - and I'm not saying it is - it COULD be that is some of the motivation to speak for him.

How many times has she stumped for him, so far...I only know about the one. One time does not a policy make.

Let's assume for a nanosecond that McCain wins re-election, and that Sarah winds up as President in 2012...do you think she would want John McCain on friendly terms, or carrying a grudge?

These political types think that way, they don't like to burn bridges (unless they're democrats).

But, I still don't like Mitt or Huckleberry, and I'd vote for my dog before voting for Ron Paul...my dog is not as loopy as he is.

Time will tell all and we'll know what her intentions were, who will be President, and which country obama was born in...it will all come out sooner or later. As my old Grandma used to say, "It'll all come out in the wash!".


40 posted on 04/11/2010 11:08:12 AM PDT by FrankR (Those of us who love AMERICA far outnumber those who love obama - your choice.)
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To: FrankR
If she if a rabib McCain follower, it will begin to show up in her speeches, but so far she sounds a whole lot more like Ronald Reagan than John McCain.

If you notice in just about every speech she gives, she recognizes the VETERANS in the audience; she seems to hold those that have served our country in very high regard. John McCain is generally lookup upon as a "hero" for his service during Vietnam, so it could be - and I'm not saying it is - it COULD be that is some of the motivation to speak for him.

Oh, I don't doubt for a moment, Sarah's Conservative credentials and think you are right about the Military experience of JM being the final decision (it was for me), perhaps; no doubt, along with political considerations. But Repubs complaining about JM for years; and a Conservative challenger comes along; and the 'frontrunning' Conservative voice is not there at 'scene'. But that's the way it is; and of course, they, like we; continue to learn.

As for everything coming out in the wash; am long familiar with that wisdom. These days, of course; it depends a great deal on the last spin cycle.

41 posted on 04/11/2010 11:40:06 AM PDT by cricket (We cannot allow t he 'man who would be king' to be one!)
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