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George H.W. Bush: Romney’s my favorite in 2012
Hotair ^ | 11/23/2010 | Allahpundit

Posted on 11/23/2010 12:21:23 PM PST by WebFocus

Short of a crown physically being placed on Mitt’s head, this is as close as we’re likely to get to an official coronation of him as the establishment choice in the primaries. I was giggling while watching it, trying to imagine his reaction as the most RINO-y president of modern times gives him a very public thumbs up, but actually this shouldn’t hurt much. The base is already lost to him thanks to RomneyCare, so the best he can hope for now is to consolidate his position among centrists/anti-Palinists. And the Bushes did him a major solid on that front: Not only do they both talk him up, but when pressed on other candidates they like, they mentioned only Pawlenty, Haley Barbour, and Bobby Jindal (who almost certainly isn’t running). The omission of Mitch Daniels, a potential genuine threat to Romney, is conspicuous given Daniels’s service in Dubya’s administration. I wonder if that was mere absent-mindedness or a deliberate snub. Ah well. No mystery, though, as to why they failed to mention Palin; Barbara’s contempt for her, in particular, is obvious.

Incidentally, now that we’ve got the Bushes sniping at her and Karl Rove criticizing her show and her fans, does that make this hotly disputed Daily News piece from earlier this month any more credible? Palin supporters bristled at the idea that Dubya might have been privately critical of her, but I’m not sure why. Tea partiers are forever reminding us that the movement is as much a reaction to Bush 43 as it is to Obama; if the man behind TARP and years of ballooning deficits doesn’t think much of Palin, that only proves her conservative cred, no?

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KEYWORDS: 2012; bush41; georgehwbush; mittromney; president; romney2012
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1 posted on 11/23/2010 12:21:34 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

Who cares?!


2 posted on 11/23/2010 12:23:03 PM PST by A. Morgan
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To: WebFocus

I guess Jeb won’t be running?


3 posted on 11/23/2010 12:23:21 PM PST by Joann37
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To: WebFocus

The Bush family drops another 5 places on my list of favorite politicians....


4 posted on 11/23/2010 12:24:12 PM PST by PGR88
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To: WebFocus

In other words don’t vote for Romney.


5 posted on 11/23/2010 12:25:07 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: WebFocus

Stay out the Bushes


6 posted on 11/23/2010 12:25:27 PM PST by don-o (Wait. What?)
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To: WebFocus

The PC Ruling Class chimes in. No doubt Romney is his favorite for the GOP nomination because Obama is the Ruling Class’s choice to be President for another four years.


7 posted on 11/23/2010 12:27:08 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: WebFocus

The PC Ruling Class chimes in. No doubt Romney is his favorite for the GOP nomination because Obama is the Ruling Class’s choice to be President for another four years.


8 posted on 11/23/2010 12:27:21 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: WebFocus

The PC Ruling Class chimes in. No doubt Romney is his favorite for the GOP nomination because Obama is the Ruling Class’s choice to be President for another four years.


9 posted on 11/23/2010 12:27:26 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: WebFocus

If Romney is the Republican candidate I will vote for whoever the Democrats nominate, even if it’s Obama. He’s going to lose anyway, so we need to make sure he loses BIG. Make an example of him!


10 posted on 11/23/2010 12:28:01 PM PST by Mountain Troll (My investment plan - Canned food and shotguns)
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To: WebFocus

McCain II? The RNC will run with the RINO and sink any Conservative that tries to run “out of turn”. Oh well, we shall see.


11 posted on 11/23/2010 12:30:29 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: WebFocus

No surprise that a progressive Republican president would support another Republican for the job.


12 posted on 11/23/2010 12:30:46 PM PST by TheStickman
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To: Mountain Troll

That will show them..haha


13 posted on 11/23/2010 12:31:23 PM PST by southphilly
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To: Thane_Banquo

When I voted Libertarian in CA, it was because I didn’t see a difference between Whitman and Arnold.

I don’t see a difference between Bush II and Romney.

Romney should get beaten up over Romneycare.

Any primary candidate that doesn’t beat up Romney by linking Romneycare with Obamacare isn’t worth voting for.

Romney should go down in flames in the primary.


14 posted on 11/23/2010 12:31:32 PM PST by stylin_geek (Never underestimate the power of government to distort markets)
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To: WebFocus

If I were a Romney fan, the GWB endorsement would cause me to back away from Romney. I am happy that W was president rather than Gore or Kerry, but I am glad he is now a private citizen. In 2012, we can and must do better.


15 posted on 11/23/2010 12:37:24 PM PST by TheConservativeBanker
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To: Twinkie

As a post script. . “Lisa”, the RNC’s girl, stated that Governor Palin wasn’t “worldly” enough, not sophisticated enough I suppose. Not to ridicule anyone; but if anybody thinks that the left is above dragging Romney’s Mormon faith through the same mud they dragged Palin’s faith through, they’re got another think coming. Just wait until SNL does a skit on Romney and Mrs. Romney’s “special marriage underwear” in order to turn the average voter off. Remember, Twinkie said it here first. Does anyone doubt they’d do it? (It’s not off limits because it isn’t liberal and is faith based.) - Flame away!


16 posted on 11/23/2010 12:37:37 PM PST by Twinkie
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To: WebFocus

The Bushes need a little ‘round-up’ sprayed on them....STFU and leave us alone....We don’t need anymore ‘Republican-Lites’ runnning for Prez.


17 posted on 11/23/2010 12:37:42 PM PST by OregonTide
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To: WebFocus

The Bush’s have been quiet for a long time and not involving themselves in politics.

This is a good policy for them and they should continue it.

That is a polite way of saying HW STHU


18 posted on 11/23/2010 12:38:12 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Mountain Troll

RE: He’s going to lose anyway, so we need to make sure he loses BIG. Make an example of him!


I actually made this point to a friend of mine in 2008 ( a lot of conservatives either stayed home or voted for Obama to crush McCain to make a statement to the GOP ). He would not believe me.

You just made my point.


19 posted on 11/23/2010 12:38:56 PM PST by WebFocus
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To: WebFocus

We’re not really surprised, are we? Bush 41 is a good man, but his political pedigree is Country Club GOP. I had no illusions he’d jump out and say “Sarah Palin.”


20 posted on 11/23/2010 12:38:58 PM PST by ScottinVA (The West needs to act NOW to aggressively treat its metastasizing islaminoma!)
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To: WebFocus
Every time I hear from Babs and Herb I realize why W went to Iraq for his thanksgiving dinner!
21 posted on 11/23/2010 12:39:32 PM PST by Free_at_last_-2001 (A country can survive its fools, but it cannot survive treason from within.)
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To: TheConservativeBanker

The endorsement was from GHWB (Bush 41) and not from GWB (Bush 43), just to clarify things.


22 posted on 11/23/2010 12:40:42 PM PST by GeorgeTex (Obama-Four M President (Mendacious Manchurian Muslim Marxist))
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To: stylin_geek

I predict he won’t make it out of New Hampshire. Anyone talking about him as if he is among the frontrunners, is a person who doesn’t know the mood of the GOP base right now.


23 posted on 11/23/2010 12:44:26 PM PST by Thane_Banquo (Mitt Romney: He's from Harvard, and he's here to help.)
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To: PGR88

Make that “dropped 500” for me!


24 posted on 11/23/2010 12:45:07 PM PST by SootyFoot2
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To: WebFocus

I don’t want Romney. I don’t want Palin either. I will not vote third party...if I could hold my nose and vote for Juan, I can surely vote for ANYBODY over Obama...That stated, someone new needs to step up.

Perhaps McDonnel in Virginia? Chris Cristie? I’d take either of those guys over Romney or Palin.


25 posted on 11/23/2010 12:45:56 PM PST by Tulane
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To: ScottinVA

EXACTLY. Romney of course would be his choice. This is the same guy who had no idea what a scanner was at a cash register if my memory serves me well. Well, my feeling from the masses is we don’t want another country club RINO. I don’t care whom it is as long as it is not main line party RINO.


26 posted on 11/23/2010 12:48:55 PM PST by Mouton
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To: Thane_Banquo
You think he wants to throw the election to Obama by running Romney? I doubt it. You have to remember, Bush 41 is an insipid east-coast liberal who probably thinks of Mitt as a great candidate and his natural heir to the throne.
27 posted on 11/23/2010 12:50:54 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: WebFocus

I consider myself anti-Palin, but I would not cast a vote for Romney under any circumstances. Where Palin is just out of her league in presidential politics and destined for reality TV stardom, Romney is the worst kind of RINO hypocrite. We really cant do any better than Romney, Huckaphony, and Palin?


28 posted on 11/23/2010 12:53:28 PM PST by Astronaut
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To: Twinkie
hell, the Left won't have to. We have a battalion of bigot freepers who will do the 'rats dirty work for them.
29 posted on 11/23/2010 12:53:55 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: Free_at_last_-2001
Babs and Herb???

If you want to traffic in nicknames, you might as well use their real ones: Bar and Poppy.

30 posted on 11/23/2010 12:56:13 PM PST by hinckley buzzard
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To: WebFocus

Go back and study the 1980 presidential primary and that is all you will need to know about Bush 41 and where he stands.


31 posted on 11/23/2010 12:57:18 PM PST by headstamp 2 ("My Boss is a Jewish Carpenter")
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To: WebFocus

Read my lips: No new taxes.

And this Presidential debate’s taking, like, forever. Wonder what time it is ...


32 posted on 11/23/2010 1:00:56 PM PST by flowerplough (Pennsylvania today - New New Jersey meets North West Virginia. Or maybe we're North Alabama.)
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To: A. Morgan

When do we learn George Soros is a “friend” of the Bushes?


33 posted on 11/23/2010 1:02:21 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: WebFocus

That’s about as useful as Joy Behar’s endorsement of Huckabee and I’ll give it about as much consideration when I vote. Mitt Romney is a draft dodging east coast RINO.


34 posted on 11/23/2010 1:04:10 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: OregonTide

Hmmm, have you thought about posting in, “A month in the life of Bush”, thread?

I think you’d be a hit...


35 posted on 11/23/2010 1:05:48 PM PST by dragnet2
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To: SootyFoot2
Skull and Bones and Mormons, birds of a feather. Each doing their own part for the NWO.

This is LDS President Thomas S. Monson exchanging a secret mormon temple "sure sign of the nail" handhsake with Bush...How did Bush learn that ?....Maybe Reid or Romney showed him. ;)

36 posted on 11/23/2010 1:07:40 PM PST by SENTINEL (Mormonism...from Ezra Taft Benson to Harry Reid in only one generation.)
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To: WebFocus

that was the kiss of death for romney


37 posted on 11/23/2010 1:11:43 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: WebFocus

that was the kiss of death for romney


38 posted on 11/23/2010 1:12:07 PM PST by ckilmer (Phi)
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To: ckilmer

You can say that again.


39 posted on 11/23/2010 1:13:16 PM PST by Eddie01
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To: Astronaut; WebFocus
I consider myself anti-Palin, but I would not cast a vote for Romney under any circumstances. Where Palin is just out of her league in presidential politics and destined for reality TV stardom, Romney is the worst kind of RINO hypocrite. We really cant do any better than Romney, Huckaphony, and Palin?

While you are right about Romney,

You're out of your league with respect to your opinions concerning Palin.
40 posted on 11/23/2010 1:19:40 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: WebFocus

George, try jumping out of a plane again,...without a chute! This is an example of the announcer’s curse: “He hasn’t been sacked all season,.............oh my God they just broke his leg as they sacked him for a 22 yard loss”


41 posted on 11/23/2010 1:19:40 PM PST by Doc Savage (Stay Thirsty My Friend!!)
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To: WebFocus

It has been obvious for some time now that the establishment is going to try to make Romney the GOP nominee.

The less bickering we do on here about all the candidates the better. Romney, besides being a horrible candidate cannot beat Obama. This time, let us pick the candidate and to hell with the fake polls, the establishment and the media who will try to force Romney on us.

They will try to divide conservatives and it will be to our detriment if we don’t pick someone early, hang tough and fight against the machine.

If she runs, I pick Sarah.


42 posted on 11/23/2010 1:22:40 PM PST by snippy_about_it (Looking for our Sam Adams)
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To: SENTINEL

The dirty RAT!!


43 posted on 11/23/2010 1:24:38 PM PST by Sprite518
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To: WebFocus

Read my lips, no new Texas!

No Mitts and no more Bushes.


44 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:20 PM PST by IbJensen (The Marine Corps - When It Absolutely, Positively Has To Be Destroyed Overnight.)
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To: WebFocus

After Barbara’s Palin - bashing remarks, could this be far behind???

Neither one’s opinion will help whom I vote for.


45 posted on 11/23/2010 1:25:51 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Tulane
Perhaps McDonnel in Virginia? Chris Cristie? I’d take either of those guys over Romney or Palin.

McDonnel is a non-starter and Christie is weak on immigration. Of all the conservatives, only Sarah reveres the Constitution. Anyone who reads Sarah's book with an open mind, can't help but conclude she is a true conservative with a strong belief in limited government.

Even though the LSM and Rinos will fight Sarah tooth and nail, I can see her boldly rolling back the EPA in a big way. Many others mentioned only give lip service to limited government. Sarah is a fighter all the way.

46 posted on 11/23/2010 1:27:27 PM PST by sand88
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To: WebFocus

ok lets hear from the little Jebby fans........


47 posted on 11/23/2010 1:27:36 PM PST by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: rrrod

GWHB the stepfather for Blowjob Clinton....the 1 term wonder...the dipshitte that let Colin Powell screw up the 1st Gulf war...I tend to have a lot of distaste for the Rooky fellar Repubs and especially this one!


48 posted on 11/23/2010 1:33:16 PM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: WebFocus

Pretty cool.....Rinos can recognize one another.


49 posted on 11/23/2010 1:33:16 PM PST by servantboy777
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To: WebFocus

Totally shocking!!! (Is there an EXTREME SARCASM tag I can use)

Romney has been the RINO’s choice since for 2012 since the day Obama was elected. GHWB should shut up and keep kissing up to Clinton, it seems to be the one thing he’s really good at.


50 posted on 11/23/2010 1:34:11 PM PST by word_warrior_bob (You can now see my amazing doggie and new puppy on my homepage!! Come say hello to Jake & Sonny)
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