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Romney to Tea Party movement: No third party bids!
CNN ^ | 03/9/2010 | By: CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby

Posted on 06/07/2011 11:51:10 AM PDT by Jim Robinson

Washington (CNN) - Mitt Romney has a message to Tea Party candidates nationwide: If you lose your Republican primary bids, stay on the sidelines.

The former Massachusetts governor on Monday warned the grassroots movement not to mount third party efforts in general elections, which he said would siphon votes from Republican nominees.

"If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election, then obviously, divide and fail is the result," Romney said in an interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax. "Hopefully Tea Party candidates will run in respective primaries and they will either win or lose. And if they win, they will go into the general. If they lose, they won't, and they will get behind the more conservative of the two finalists."

Romney explained that "dividing our conservative effort in the general elections" would "basically hand the country to Barack Obama and Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, and that would be very sad indeed."

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 06/07/2011 11:51:19 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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To: Jim Robinson

you and whose army Romney


2 posted on 06/07/2011 11:52:20 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: Jim Robinson

IBTZ!

Hope you’re doing great Jim!

FUMR!


3 posted on 06/07/2011 11:53:10 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Jim Robinson

“If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election, then obviously, divide and fail is the result,” Romney....”

Romney flat out admitting that he is NOT a conservative.


4 posted on 06/07/2011 11:53:35 AM PDT by Grunthor (Make the lefts' collective brain cell implode; Cain/Bolton 2012.)
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To: Jim Robinson

OH, MITTY, SHUT UP! ! !


5 posted on 06/07/2011 11:53:53 AM PDT by 70th Division (I love my country but fear my government!)
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To: Jim Robinson

not a day goes by this bench warmer doesn’t stick his foot in his mouth.....bye bye Romney RINO.....


6 posted on 06/07/2011 11:53:57 AM PDT by rightwingextremist1776
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To: Jim Robinson

I suspect that those who initially opposed Bush and then backed him in the general election, and then opposed McCain and said they would never back him but ended up backing him in the general election will end up backing Romney if he wins the Republican nomination.


7 posted on 06/07/2011 11:54:12 AM PDT by FewsOrange
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To: Jim Robinson

A Romney nomination would be a strong signal for a third party movement to materialize.


8 posted on 06/07/2011 11:54:12 AM PDT by Balding_Eagle
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To: Jim Robinson

So who made Romney the Rule Maker?


9 posted on 06/07/2011 11:54:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Jim Robinson

And if a Tea Party person wins the primaries are the establishment guys going to support the Tea Party? So far, the establishment support of the Tea Party has been tepid at best.

BTW, I’m not voting for you Romney, you flip-flopping RINO.


10 posted on 06/07/2011 11:54:33 AM PDT by iceskater (11/2/10 - the beginning of the beginning of restoration.)
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To: Jim Robinson

>>> Romney explained that “dividing our conservative effort in the general elections ....”

This I gotta see. Romney now a conservative.

Wait, stranger things could happen, I guess.


11 posted on 06/07/2011 11:54:53 AM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: yldstrk

Mitt the minute Palin announces you are toast, and you can move back to Mass.


12 posted on 06/07/2011 11:54:53 AM PDT by tiger-one (The night has a thousand eyes)
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To: Jim Robinson

What? Who is he kidding?


13 posted on 06/07/2011 11:55:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: yldstrk

OMG.
What an idiot.

What clever FReeper is keeping track of all the Romneyisms in just the last two weeks?
I’ve lost count already.


14 posted on 06/07/2011 11:55:23 AM PDT by sillsfan (Reagan and Sarah are right- WE win, they lose!)
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To: rockinqsranch

“So who made Romney the Rule Maker?”

CNN


15 posted on 06/07/2011 11:56:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Sarah Palin - She’s living rent-free inside the MSM’s heads. Credited to Lurk)
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To: Jim Robinson
If you lose your Republican primary bids, stay on the sidelines...If there is a conservative candidate that runs in the general election

Whoa, looks like we're confusing Republican with conservative again. If Romney is the GOP nominee, looks like the rest of what he says doesn't apply...

16 posted on 06/07/2011 11:56:16 AM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney explained that "dividing our conservative effort in the general elections" would "basically hand the country to Barack Obama

He still thinks he is a conservative??

17 posted on 06/07/2011 11:56:22 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: rightwingextremist1776
Yeah, I'm fully expecting a couch photo with Nancy any day now.

He and newt should join up for a “How to sink a Presidential Candidacy in Five Days or Less” book.

18 posted on 06/07/2011 11:56:39 AM PDT by Las Vegas Ron (Woah, Obama will appease Trump, but not Lakin? Thanks LSM)
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To: Jim Robinson

Bite me, Mittens.
I’m halfway tempted to vote third party just because of your arrogance in telling me not to.


19 posted on 06/07/2011 11:56:46 AM PDT by LegendHasIt
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To: FewsOrange

Ya. Sucks, doesn’t it.


20 posted on 06/07/2011 11:57:04 AM PDT by dhs12345
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