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Haley win a boon for Palin, Romney
www.Politico.com ^ | 6/23/10 | ANDY BARR

Posted on 06/23/2010 8:57:07 PM PDT by SoConPubbie

Nikki Haley may have been the big winner in South Carolina Tuesday, but she isn’t the only Republican whose star is rising in an early state that is key to winning the GOP presidential nomination.

Both Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, were also winners in the 2012 sweepstakes. They got behind Haley at critical junctures in her campaign for governor while the rest of the potential GOP presidential field either endorsed another candidate or stayed out of the fray completely.

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Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s pick of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer fizzled, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s decision to back Rep. Gresham Barrett was slightly better and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s selection of state Attorney General Henry McMaster didn’t get him very far.

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


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1 posted on 06/23/2010 8:57:12 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney came late to the dance in my view. Saw Haley was on fire and tried to jump on in order to help him run his failed 2012 presidential campaign.


2 posted on 06/23/2010 9:00:25 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney? Who’s Romney?


3 posted on 06/23/2010 9:00:36 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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Dear Romney,

Don’t go away mad, just go away.

Sincerely,

Everyone.


4 posted on 06/23/2010 9:00:49 PM PDT by Crimson Elephant
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To: SoConPubbie

Excerpts never makes sense. You can get more hits and more thoughtful discussion by just posting it.

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Nikki Haley may have been the big winner in South Carolina Tuesday, but she isn’t the only Republican whose star is rising in an early state that is key to winning the GOP presidential nomination.

Both Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, and Sarah Palin, the former governor of Alaska, were also winners in the 2012 sweepstakes. They got behind Haley at critical junctures in her campaign for governor while the rest of the potential GOP presidential field either endorsed another candidate or stayed out of the fray completely.

As a critical early primary state and a conservative bellwether, South Carolina is a good place for GOP presidential hopefuls to have friends in high places—especially friends who owe you one.

And in 2012, if Haley is elected governor in November, there will hardly be a more valuable ally than the 38-year-old state legislator. She would instantly become one of the party’s most prominent faces, likely giving her more sway in determining her party’s next nominee than Gov. Mark Sanford had in 2004—and perhaps even a larger role in the race.

“She will instantaneously be at the top of everyone’s list as a possible [vice presidential] nominee,” said Saul Anuzis, the former chairman of the Michigan GOP, said of Haley.

While both Palin and Romney will have a powerful friend in the governor’s mansion—Haley has made it clear in numerous statements that she is grateful to both for their support—the other Republican prospects will have to contend with the consequences of betting on the wrong horse.

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s pick of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer fizzled, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s decision to back Rep. Gresham Barrett was slightly better and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s selection of state Attorney General Henry McMaster didn’t get him very far.

The rest of the field, however, didn’t even suit up.

Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich all sat out the primary – though Pawlenty is planning to visit the state on June 29.

Of course, there’s still plenty of time to mend fences, and the governor’s imprimatur can only go so far in a primary.

As former state Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson pointed out, “there are plenty of high profile Republicans to go around in South Carolina that will give any well-funded candidate a shot.”

Indeed, Huckabee’s strong second-place showing in the state in 2008 would have seemed highly unlikely two years before.

Then there’s the question of Haley’s tough choice if Palin and Romney both decide to run. As one of the state’s top GOP operatives said in an interview, the question being asked by close observers is: “If they both come stumping through South Carolina in a couple of years, who is Haley going to endorse?”

From Romney’s perspective, the case is clear: big risk should equal big reward.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0610/38900.html#ixzz0rjvPHOsf


5 posted on 06/23/2010 9:04:12 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SoConPubbie; Virginia Ridgerunner; rodguy911; Canedawg; TexasCajun; Brices Crossroads; free me; ...

((( PING! )))


6 posted on 06/23/2010 9:04:15 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Romney’s jumping on the bandwagon late and trying to get credit for Sarah’s endorsement bounce was akin to Obama’s “I’ve got a bracelet, too.”

Shameless.


7 posted on 06/23/2010 9:06:10 PM PDT by PhiloBedo (Time for a new tagline)
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To: SoConPubbie

Google Nikki Haley (Google “images”) and see the great picture of her sitting among some Girl Scout admirers.


8 posted on 06/23/2010 9:06:49 PM PDT by supremedoctrine ("Every election is like an advance auction sale of stolen goods"--H.L.Mencken)
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To: SoConPubbie

Looks like Politico just cobbled together what others have been saying for the past couple days. That said, I don’t see any future for Romney, Gingrich (except as a commentator) or Pawlenty. Paul is entrenched where he is, but will never be anything anywhere else.


9 posted on 06/23/2010 9:07:47 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Larry Lucido; Admin Moderator
Excerpts never makes sense. You can get more hits and more thoughtful discussion by just posting it.

I know, I just don't know which media outlets need excerpting and which don't.

Admin, is there a list somewhere?
10 posted on 06/23/2010 9:08:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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Typical Romney...in for penny, out for a pound.


11 posted on 06/23/2010 9:09:00 PM PDT by ak267
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Typical Romney...in for a penny, out for a pound.


12 posted on 06/23/2010 9:09:11 PM PDT by ak267
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To: Lazlo in PA
Romney endorsed and campaigned with Haley long before Palin did.
13 posted on 06/23/2010 9:09:52 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: SoConPubbie
A FACTUAL title. Both Romney and Palin deserve recognition for their efforts in this.
14 posted on 06/23/2010 9:10:52 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: SoConPubbie

Here it is. It’s like a mile long, but mostly lamestream media on it.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1111944/posts


15 posted on 06/23/2010 9:11:09 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Hes the SOB that will be jealous of Hussein’s approval rating by the time we get through with him.


16 posted on 06/23/2010 9:11:43 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: SoConPubbie

Geez. here is the press trying to thrust their candidate on us like McCain. Don’t fall for it again.


17 posted on 06/23/2010 9:12:07 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Larry Lucido

Thanks


18 posted on 06/23/2010 9:12:33 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: GOP_Lady

I have no doubt he’s in it, but do you think he’ll get any traction this time?


19 posted on 06/23/2010 9:12:50 PM PDT by Larry Lucido
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To: SoConPubbie

Huckabee is political dead meet. I want him out of the way before Romney because many of Huckabee’s supporters will gravitate to Palin rather than Romney.


20 posted on 06/23/2010 9:13:13 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: ak267
Mitt Romney gives $42,000 to Nikki Haley
21 posted on 06/23/2010 9:13:32 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Romney endorsed and campaigned with Haley long before Palin did.

And Romney's endorsement did next to nothing for Haley, while her standing in the Polls really jumped once Palin endorsed her.
22 posted on 06/23/2010 9:13:46 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

What a bunch of bunk. We (3) voted for Haley and Scott because they were the Best!!!!.We know what is best for S.C.


23 posted on 06/23/2010 9:14:35 PM PDT by Jan Hus
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To: GOP_Lady; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; greyfoxx39; ...
Romney deserves recognition for attacking Gov. Palin
using others to throw the last election to Obama.

How is that working out for you?


Since you are pimping Romney so hard, here is a question:

Has ROMNEY been a man to take Ownership for the attacks on Gov. Palin on
the eve of Election 2008 throwing Obama into the White House?

"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."
"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."
… 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 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?"


24 posted on 06/23/2010 9:14:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: Larry Lucido

I think he has a good of a chance as anyone.

The reason he did not get more traction during the last campaign was because the GOP base generally goes with the “next in line” candidate.

We shall see.


25 posted on 06/23/2010 9:16:26 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
A FACTUAL title. Both Romney and Palin deserve recognition for their efforts in this.

Romney gets credit when he mans up and admits his Romney care is socialist.

When he admits it was a wrong-headed idea to force people to get Health-Insurance under threat of penalty and then subsidizes those who are "too poor" to afford health care insurance.

In other words, when he becomes honest, then he'll get some credit, until then, he is what he is, a snake in the grass.
26 posted on 06/23/2010 9:16:36 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Well, I can’t speak for Haley, but I’d back Sarah over Romney for President.

I *do* think there’s a place for Mitt in a GOP administration, in the same way that there would be room for a Rudy Giuliani. I just don’t think that place is at the top of a Presidential ticket.

Just as Rudy would make a great (IMHO) Attorney General or Homeland Security chief, Romney would excel in a position where he could make the most use of his business acumen and economic smarts.


27 posted on 06/23/2010 9:16:52 PM PDT by DemforBush (Serpentine, Shel! SERPENTINE!)
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To: SoConPubbie
YOU ARE THERE:

The Origin of American Death Panels (RomneyCARE Death Panels).


28 posted on 06/23/2010 9:19:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: GOP_Lady
Oh, well that's much better then.

Nothing like a Romney boost to ones "Conservative Bonafides"...

Kinda like a Steak house being endorsed by PETA...

29 posted on 06/23/2010 9:19:37 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Christians: Stand for Christ or stand aside...)
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To: ejonesie22
"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]


30 posted on 06/23/2010 9:22:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Article IV - Section 4 - The United States shall protect each of them against Invasion)
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To: SoConPubbie

You’re going beyond my point and the point of the article (it’s in the title of it).


31 posted on 06/23/2010 9:23:18 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: SoConPubbie

Wow, look at the keywords in this thread. Somebody is clearly unhinged about Romney.


32 posted on 06/23/2010 9:27:14 PM PDT by speciallybland
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To: GOP_Lady

Nikki Halley before Palin’s endorsement: 4th place
Nikki Halley after Palin’s endorsement: Winner

When Nikki was getting hammered by the slime where was Mittens? Palin was the only one backing her up.


33 posted on 06/23/2010 9:27:14 PM PDT by ak267
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To: SoConPubbie

The footnote known as Mittens did it again He endorsed Mike Lee of UT the day after the primary.

Haley was on Greta tonite and stated Mittens was a good businessman and know how to stretch a dollar. That was all Haley had to say about Mittens.

On Sarah, Haley stated Palin was a national figure, had the voice of the people and mention how shocked they were when the polls come out after Sarah’s endorsement. In Haley words, she went from Nikkie who to Nikkie Haley.

Haley did mention she will definitely back somebody when the time come. I would think it would be Sarah because Sarah and Nikkie are cut from the same cloth.


34 posted on 06/23/2010 9:28:09 PM PDT by Clyde5445 (Gov. Sarah Palin: :"You have to sacrifice to win. That's my philosophy in 6 words.")
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To: ak267
Search is our friend:

Romney: I'm Sticking With Haley
35 posted on 06/23/2010 9:33:16 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: SoConPubbie
Haley win a boon for Palin, Romney

ROMNEY? What in holy hell did Mr Brylcreem have to do with Haley's win? It was 100% Sarah!

36 posted on 06/23/2010 9:42:42 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: SoConPubbie
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s pick of Lt. Gov. Andre Bauer fizzled

Why did he back a poofter to begin with? Is a Huckster endorsement of Barney Frank next?

37 posted on 06/23/2010 9:43:53 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: speciallybland
You are obviously new here. FR is not a socialist friendly place.
38 posted on 06/23/2010 9:43:57 PM PDT by ejonesie22 (Christians: Stand for Christ or stand aside...)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Saw Haley was on fire and tried to jump on in order to help him run his failed 2012 presidential campaign.

Don't call it "failed" quite yet. He still has around $450 million in the bank. ANYONE could make a credible run with that kind of cash.

39 posted on 06/23/2010 9:46:00 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: speciallybland

You’ll see “Romney” as a keyword around here for articles that do not even pertain to him. It’s mind-bongling. Try it and see.


40 posted on 06/23/2010 9:47:48 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: speciallybland

One would think that “Haley” would at least be one of the keywords on this thread. LOL.


41 posted on 06/23/2010 9:50:03 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: montag813
Don't call it "failed" quite yet. He still has around $450 million in the bank. ANYONE could make a credible run with that kind of cash.

Now remind us how well he did in 2008 against the most lackluster of candidates?

He had the money then, didn't he?

Romney is insincere and not a leader.

He endorsed Mike Lee today, AFTER the primary.

That's the second time he has displayed that special kind of cowardice.

His presidential aspirations are dead!
42 posted on 06/23/2010 9:54:23 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: GOP_Lady

” Romney endorsed and campaigned with Haley long before Palin did.”

But she stayed in fouth place. No movement at all.


43 posted on 06/23/2010 10:02:17 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Truth101A

Not true


44 posted on 06/23/2010 10:11:58 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: GOP_Lady

“Romney: I’m sticking with Haley”

That was way after Haley weathered the storm. Gov. Palin stood with her. Gov. Palin was in an ad and made robo calls telling the people to ignore the lies.

Where was Romney? In hiding during that time.


45 posted on 06/23/2010 10:18:18 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: pissant

Sorry, but it is what it is. Haley not once said anything about moving in the polls because of Romney. She said Palin moved her numbers at just the right time.

Sorry. You guy has the money and that is not a bad thing.

Romney provides the money
Palin moves the poll numbers.

You need both to win an election.


46 posted on 06/23/2010 10:22:48 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: pissant

True.


47 posted on 06/23/2010 10:22:54 PM PDT by SallyH ( wit)
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To: montag813

It’s Politico.

When it comes to Palin they never get the facts right.


48 posted on 06/23/2010 10:32:11 PM PDT by Truth101A
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To: Lazlo in PA; PhiloBedo

“Romney came late to the dance in my view. Saw Haley was on fire and tried to jump on in order to help him run his failed 2012 presidential campaign.”

Romney endorsed Haley on March 16th.

http://www.thestate.com/2010/03/17/1203840/romney-endorses-haley-for-governor.html

Palin endorsed Haley on May 13th.

http://www.examiner.com/x-39417-Columbia-Conservative-Examiner~y2010m5d16-Palin-endorses-Haley-at-rally-in-Columbia

Might want to check that prescription.

I admit I was a Romney supporter in 2008 when I should have been endorsing Thompson, but call a spade a spade. Romney was in the game way before Palin.


49 posted on 06/23/2010 10:42:49 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: SoConPubbie

Amputate Romney from this picture.


50 posted on 06/23/2010 10:48:59 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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