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Mitt Romney under siege: can the GOPís one-time frontrunner survive?
The Daily Caller ^ | 04/21/2011 | Stewart Lawrence

Posted on 04/21/2011 2:10:48 PM PDT by unseen1

Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism — even before he contemplated his second run for the presidency. But thanks to the Tea Party, he’s also under serious fire for his 2006 Massachusetts health care plan, which his conservative critics liken to Obamacare — dubbing it “Romneycare” — since both plans mandate individual health coverage and expand the reach of Medicaid...

...Obama, and his close friend and political ally, current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, who says Romney’s plan is working “brilliantly,” expanding affordable health coverage to nearly 98% of the state’s residents.

The White House, of course, knows a promising “divide-and-rule” strategy when it sees one. Under withering fire from conservatives — and with a majority of independents still opposed to Obamacare — it relishes the opportunity to cite the record of the presumptive GOP nominee as evidence that its own policies, notwithstanding Tea Party charges of “creeping socialism,” are broadly in tune with voter preferences, at least in a state that’s still — Scott Brown, notwithstanding — one of the bluest of the blue.

But as polls show, Romney’s clearly paying the price with conservatives. As the second-place finisher to John McCain in 2008, he’s the GOP’s heir apparent, but, by all appearances, he seems to be fading fast. Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who gave McCain and Romney an unexpected run for their money in 2008, besting both in a handful of critical primaries, has been leading Romney in the polls for weeks. And that was before the party’s new gadfly, Donald Trump, entered the fray, pushing Romney to an increasingly distant third nationally, and even lower in some statewide polls...

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so sad.
1 posted on 04/21/2011 2:10:55 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: unseen1
I've said for months if he didn't admit Romneycare was a mistake that he would never get conservative support. But he didn't ask me.
2 posted on 04/21/2011 2:13:55 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: unseen1

pushing Romney to an increasingly distant third nationally, and even lower in some statewide polls...
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Oh noez Mitty

How low can you go ???


3 posted on 04/21/2011 2:13:59 PM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: unseen1

If he’s the last GOP’er standing he isn’t getting my vote. I’m done with voting for candidates who are selected by the CFR.


4 posted on 04/21/2011 2:16:03 PM PDT by bronxville (Sarah will be the first American female president.)
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To: unseen1
Calling him the "frontrunner" just because he never stopped running from '08 doesn't make him an actual frontrunner.
5 posted on 04/21/2011 2:16:38 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (When and why did Steve Dunham change his name to Barack Hussein Obama? When he converted to Islam?)
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To: unseen1

frontrunner - Only in the twilight zone.


6 posted on 04/21/2011 2:16:45 PM PDT by svcw (Non forgiveness is like holding a hot coal thinking the other person will be blistered)
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To: unseen1

Stick a fork in him Homer, He looks done to me........


7 posted on 04/21/2011 2:16:53 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: unseen1
Oh, no there goes the Latino gardener and maids again.
8 posted on 04/21/2011 2:17:06 PM PDT by org.whodat
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To: bronxville
"If he’s the last GOP’er standing he isn’t getting my vote. I’m done with voting for candidates who are selected by the CFR."

I like the cut of your jib!

9 posted on 04/21/2011 2:17:43 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: unseen1

(Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism)

Nonsense. We have a current muslim raised person that got elected and muslims want to destroy America.
No Rommney’s problem is he is not a republican and surely is not a conservative.
He will not be the Presidential Candidate..


10 posted on 04/21/2011 2:18:03 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA
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To: unseen1

I think it will finally come down to a fight for the republican nomination between Mitt Romney and Donald trump.


11 posted on 04/21/2011 2:18:06 PM PDT by scorchedearther
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To: unseen1

Oh Mormonism...BULL!! No one cares about that. Romney is a first class, aisle crossing RINO sellout!! THAT is what will kill him with actual Americans at the polls. Conservatives stayed him in DROVES in 2008, unwilling to support or vote for Juan McCain. They would do the same with Romney. But of course, the RINO elite rulers of the Republican party will make the final determination of the nominee, as usual. And you can BET it won’t be Palin or Bachmann. Can’t have one of those “embarrassing” conservatives heading up the ticket, now can we!! After all, they haven’t “paid their dues” by sucking up to the elite, party dictators and betraying the American public.


12 posted on 04/21/2011 2:18:21 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: unseen1
As the second-place finisher to John McCain in 2008, he’s the GOP’s heir apparent

Only a liberal could write this.

13 posted on 04/21/2011 2:18:49 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: scorchedearther

zot


14 posted on 04/21/2011 2:19:16 PM PDT by xone
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To: unseen1

no way around romneycare. and even if there was? this guy is still too nice to take it to obama.


15 posted on 04/21/2011 2:22:13 PM PDT by exist
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To: unseen1
When will slick Mitt understand that we DO NOT WANT his sorry -ss on the ticket! Screw the bastard!
16 posted on 04/21/2011 2:23:32 PM PDT by WellyP
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To: colorado tanker

17 posted on 04/21/2011 2:24:02 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: unseen1
"he’s the GOP’s heir apparent,"

But Trump is the Hair apparent.

18 posted on 04/21/2011 2:25:06 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Oldpuppymax
Oh Mormonism...BULL!

I guarantee that if Mitt is the nominee, the MSM will go all out to expose the Mormon Church to all Americans, who really don't have a clue as to what the Mormon Church is all about.

19 posted on 04/21/2011 2:25:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: unseen1

Does seem strange that Mitt is not getting the traction he once did in the MSM and with the “establishment”. I guess they know he can’t win and will work on promoting Daniels or that China ambassador guy. Helping the Donald start a third party to siphon off votes ala Ross Perot is also in the cards.


20 posted on 04/21/2011 2:27:06 PM PDT by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: dfwgator

21 posted on 04/21/2011 2:28:01 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (Patriotic by Proxy! (Cause I'm a nutcase and it's someone Else's' fault!....))
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To: Oldpuppymax
No one cares about that. Romney is a first class, aisle crossing RINO sellout!! THAT is what will kill him with actual Americans at the polls.

Actually, nobody cares about that, either. What really hurts Romney is that he comes across as rather oily -- there's something too slick and polished about him to be trusted.

Nothing more than that....

22 posted on 04/21/2011 2:28:17 PM PDT by r9etb
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To: unseen1
Not even his magic skivvies can help....


23 posted on 04/21/2011 2:28:17 PM PDT by Emperor Palpatine (One of these days, Alice....one of these days...POW! Right in the kisser!!!!)
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To: unseen1

Put Mitt in charge of shutting down the DOE and BATF.


24 posted on 04/21/2011 2:30:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: unseen1
Myth might have more luck on Planet Kolob.
25 posted on 04/21/2011 2:36:40 PM PDT by JPG ("Mr. President, GAME ON." - Sarah Palin)
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To: scorchedearther

I think it will be betwen a RINO like trump and a conservative like Palin. Most of the RINOs are out attacking Trump because he is hurting Mitt and other RINOs their positions are about the same but Trump has a bigger megaphone. Palin has not attacked Trump because she knows a Trump run helps her by making all the other GOP rinos look unelectable.


26 posted on 04/21/2011 2:38:18 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: unseen1

To 95% of voters the fact that Romney is a con artist who will say anything to get elected is a reason for their opposition - not his religion.


27 posted on 04/21/2011 2:41:16 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: unseen1

No!


28 posted on 04/21/2011 2:42:47 PM PDT by A. Morgan
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To: unseen1
Obama, and his close friend and political ally, current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick
are twins of Romney.

“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.

The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”

[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006


"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced
,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005


Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys.
He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>


"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!

Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006

29 posted on 04/21/2011 2:42:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: ex-snook

Donald Trump is like Mitt Romney with courage and bad hair. Otherwise the two are very similar.


30 posted on 04/21/2011 2:43:25 PM PDT by bwc2221
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To: bwc2221
I disagee. To many people that character trait is a plus. Look at all the RINOs that love him....
31 posted on 04/21/2011 2:43:49 PM PDT by unseen1
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To: bwc2221
Bzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. BS.

Compare and Contrast:

Chihuahua Romney - the Self-Declared King of Tea-Party:
”My lawyers say Obama was born in the United States,
and that Obama doesn’t need a Birth Certificate (like me!!!!!), and that
all citizenship tests have been passed by Obama.".


32 posted on 04/21/2011 2:46:34 PM PDT by Diogenesis ( Vi veri veniversum vivus vici)
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To: unseen1

Mitt goes the way of Hillary. His RomneyCare and her Iraq War Vote put them on the curb. Maybe a close nomination or election, but on the curb.


33 posted on 04/21/2011 2:48:48 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: unseen1

Mitt Romney is only a Republican primary ‘frontrunner’ in the liberal media. His shifting positions on critical isseus and, as the article states ‘RonmeyCare’ sink him as a serious candidate. His Morman religion is a very minor factor, if it matters at all. Mitt Romney may look like a president on TV but he’ll never be one in real life.


34 posted on 04/21/2011 2:50:53 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: dfwgator

{the MSM will go all out to expose the Mormon Church to all Americans, who really don’t have a clue as to what the Mormon Church is all about. }

I doubt most Mormon know what the church is all about.


35 posted on 04/21/2011 3:07:19 PM PDT by itsahoot (Almost everything I post is Sarcastic, since I have no sense of humor about lying politicians.)
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To: colorado tanker
I've said for months if he didn't admit Romneycare was a mistake that he would never get conservative support. But he didn't ask me.

He not only failed to seek your wise counsel, he reiterated his support for mandating purchase of insurance. This four-second clip is gonna haunt him.

"Romney: I Like Mandates"

36 posted on 04/21/2011 3:42:10 PM PDT by freespirited (Truth is the new hate speech. -- Pamela Geller)
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To: freespirited

To 95% of voters the fact that Romney is a con artist who will say anything to get elected is a reason for their opposition - not his religion.

wait you repeat your self.


37 posted on 04/21/2011 4:11:50 PM PDT by Bidimus1
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To: freespirited
That video is a killer. And the Dems are all over it.

Romney has sunk his candidacy before it even started. That video comes from the 2008 New Hampshire debate, so maybe Romney decided it was impossible for him to disavow Romneycare. If so, too bad.

38 posted on 04/21/2011 4:27:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SECURE AMERICA
(Poor Mitt Romney. He already had one big strike against him — his Mormonism Moronism)

There, fixed it...

39 posted on 04/21/2011 5:29:51 PM PDT by broken_arrow1 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my country - Nathan Hale "Patriot")
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To: unseen1

40 posted on 04/21/2011 5:41:00 PM PDT by mirkwood (Palin- 2012)
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To: unseen1

DOA


41 posted on 04/21/2011 8:10:24 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: Diogenesis

42 posted on 04/21/2011 8:19:29 PM PDT by monkapotamus
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To: colorado tanker
He's Haunted by his past!
43 posted on 04/27/2011 1:07:12 AM PDT by Dick Holmes
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