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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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To: Jim Robinson
Romney to Tea Party movement: No third party bids!

Tea Party to Romney: No nomination bud !

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21 posted on 06/07/2011 11:57:04 AM PDT by repentant_pundit (Maybe THIS summer will finally be the "Summer of Recovery")
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To: All

Romney a conservative? Who would have ever guessed? Abortion “rights,” gay “rights,” gun grabbing, socialized health care, etc, are NOT conservative positions. Romney’s positions are no different than Ted Kennedy’s or Hillary’s or Obama’s.

If Romney is the nominee, Obama is guaranteed a second term.

If Romney is the Republican nominee, a Tea Party run would not be a third party, it would be a SECOND party!

FReep U, Mitt Romney!!


22 posted on 06/07/2011 11:57:20 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: yldstrk

Who the heck does he think he is? Moron. Of course if we have a conservative on the ticket, we won’t go 3rd party. But if we have 2 liberals, I’m voting for 3rd party or writing in someone..... I would rather have obama 4 more years than someone who will continue give the Repubs a bad name. Period.


23 posted on 06/07/2011 11:57:20 AM PDT by DrewsMum (There is no other NAME whereby we may be saved....JESUS!)
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To: Balding_Eagle

After living in Central America for many years I can see first hand the results of multi party politics. None of them can win by themselves so they have to form alliances and share the rule.


24 posted on 06/07/2011 11:57:26 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: Jim Robinson

Tea Party and Other Conservatives to Romney:

Shut the Hell Up.


25 posted on 06/07/2011 11:57:31 AM PDT by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney will be the biggest reason why a 3rd party emerges.Mitt, if you don’t want a third party movement to take place, get out. Now!


26 posted on 06/07/2011 11:58:01 AM PDT by curth (Organize4Palin.com - NOW IS THE TIME)
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To: Jim Robinson

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

Nana has a message to Williard Mitt Romney : When you lose your Republican primary bid, go stay on Democrat lines.


27 posted on 06/07/2011 11:58:10 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Jim Robinson

Romney, you are a POMPOUS RINO A$$!


28 posted on 06/07/2011 11:58:29 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: FewsOrange

Some will, but not me! Never again!! I’ve sworn off suicide.


29 posted on 06/07/2011 11:58:40 AM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Jim Robinson
Keep saying it, Mitt. If you are the nominee, there won't be a conservative 3rd party, there will be a conservative 2nd party--because the GOP will have gone liberal.

See tagline. Enough is enough.
30 posted on 06/07/2011 11:59:04 AM PDT by Antoninus (Fair warning to the GOP--nominate a RINO and I'm going 3rd party.)
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To: rockinqsranch

“So who made Romney the Rule Maker?”

Good question. I wonder if anyone has let Krauthamer and Rove know that they’re not dictating the rules any longer.


31 posted on 06/07/2011 11:59:09 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Jim Robinson
Mitt, you and your establishment buddies -- Karl Rove, George Will, Krauthammer, Gingrich -- should read the Chinese Calligraphy:

We don't want your Socialism, as opposed to Democrat Communism.

32 posted on 06/07/2011 11:59:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: Jim Robinson

My fear is that Dems will get Mitty nominated (via open primary states: Op Chaos II) and a three way election will result in Baraq winning with a Clintonian plurality.


33 posted on 06/07/2011 11:59:57 AM PDT by nascarnation
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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 said in an interview with the conservative Web site Newsmax"

Note Romney said CONSERVATIVE candidate, obviously he is excluding himself. Conservative is not another name for Republican.

34 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:02 PM PDT by ex-snook ("Above all things, truth beareth away the victory")
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To: Jim Robinson

Whatever, Mitt, you are just a McCain with a hair stylist..


35 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:09 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Cain/Netanyahu 2012)
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To: FewsOrange

If I’m in the polling place then I might as well cast my vote. He’ll lose though. No one will be excited about his campaign cept a few folks in Utah.


36 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:09 PM PDT by demshateGod (The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God.)
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To: Jim Robinson


37 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:20 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: Jim Robinson

In other words; he wants a squishy check-pants RINO like himself.


38 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:32 PM PDT by Jean2
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To: Jim Robinson

He’s got it a bit backwards, doesn’t he?.. In recent past, (Hoffman, O’Donnell) won the primaries and it was the establishment GOP crybabies that DIDN’T back the winner, split the votes and even endorsed the Democrat.

Shut up Mitt.


39 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:33 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Jim Robinson

...or else what, Mitt?


40 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:47 PM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Jim Robinson

41 posted on 06/07/2011 12:00:56 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Jim Robinson
Romney..the worst of the lot....NO WAY IN HELL, there Mittens...

I will be a lot happier when Bachmann and/or Palin declare their candidacy....

42 posted on 06/07/2011 12:01:10 PM PDT by Vaquero ("an armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein)
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To: Jim Robinson

Nice try, Mitt. Every conservative knows that you RINO’s won’t respect the same rules should a conservative win. It’s the RINO’s who cut and run and whine; the conservatives stay and fight.


43 posted on 06/07/2011 12:01:31 PM PDT by nomoremods
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To: FewsOrange; 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.

So, how's that working for us?

44 posted on 06/07/2011 12:01:45 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Anthony Weiner is a little cocky.)
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To: Jim Robinson
This assclown Romney doesn't get that HE is the 3rd party! He is no conservative & has no business telling us what we should or shouldn't do.
45 posted on 06/07/2011 12:01:49 PM PDT by Minus_The_Bear
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To: Jim Robinson

I’m glad to hear Romney is not going to run as a third party candidate. He could have been a spoiler.


46 posted on 06/07/2011 12:01:49 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Jim Robinson

He is taunting us.


47 posted on 06/07/2011 12:01:57 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (Welcome to the Willard Romney, "It's My Turn" tour..................)
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To: Jim Robinson

Milt, if you run a fair campaign and win, I will begrudgingly support you, despite your horrendous record and positions on issues. But, if you stack the deck, rig the system worse than it already is rigged, I GUARANTEE that someone is going to challenge you from the right. Conservatives will no longer be shoved to the back of the bus. Bob


48 posted on 06/07/2011 12:02:05 PM PDT by alstewartfan (When you're fresh out of lawyers, you don't know how good it's gonna feel! Al Stewart)
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To: cardinal4
Or George H.W. Bush with weird underwear and not a day in uniform.
49 posted on 06/07/2011 12:02:31 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (How do you starve an Obama supporter? Hide his food stamps under his work boots.)
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To: Jim Robinson

I will not do it again. No way, no how.


50 posted on 06/07/2011 12:03:07 PM PDT by ZX12R
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