Skip to comments.Tea party dilemma: What to do about Mitt Romney
Posted on 06/24/2011 6:57:20 AM PDT by Hawk720
The anybody-but-Mitt Romney faction developing within the tea party may pose a problem for the former Massachusetts governors presidential ambitions, but some tea party organizers worry it could also backfire against the movement itself.
Romney, the current Republican front runner, is viewed skeptically at best by many tea partiers. And disagreement over whether to actively oppose him threatens to undo the uneasy truces forged in the run-up to the 2010 midterms and undermine the fledgling movements influence in the GOP.
The possibility of Romney winning the nomination is even reviving debate about whether activists should embrace, or even form, a third party an idea that until recently had been dismissed as harmful to both the movement and the GOP.
I honestly dont know whether the movement will perform well in the presidential election, said Mark Meckler, co-founder of the Tea Party Patriots, a national coalition of local groups. I dont think anybody is looking for a third party candidate, but anybody who would count out that possibility, I just think is ignorant.
Another tea party leader, Matt Kibbe, president of FreedomWorks, describes the presidential election as a potential Achilles heel for the movement, which arose in 2009 in opposition to what its activists saw as unchecked government spending and expansion under President Barack Obama.
Our power comes from the fact that were not dependent on anybody to be the leader, Kibbe told POLITICO, conceding the tea partys diffuse and decentralized nature may be better suited to congressional races than presidential politics.
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The GOP is determined to commit suicide, again.
Of course, Politico, which is the propaganda arm of the Democrat Party online, is promoting Romney in hopes that the TEA Party members will sit out the election if he is nominated.
If so, their failed president, whose approval numbers will be about 30% by next year, would still have a chance of being re-elected. They think they are being clever, but this is totally predictable.
If the GOP is embracing the RINO philosophy it should go the way of the Whigs.
This is not a dilemma. Mitt Romney is a liberal.
Hey Politico, I heard that Mittens is going to oppose the Prince of Zamunda and run for the Democratic nomination. What do you think about that?
There’s no dilemma - just defeat him.
Romney’s campaign is making fraudulent phone calls as the “National Republican Party” to seek out opinions, then specifically ask about Romney. I let the guy have it on the phone. Told them I am no longer registered as a Republican as long as they keep running RINO liberals and getting away from our conservative ideals. Then I hung up on him. I have had two other calls since, from a Massachusetts phone number. I will no longer answer that area code.
Anything written by POLITICO must be viewed as propaganda. OK Tea Party, you better get on the Mitt bandwagon or you will be crushed in 2012. That is the funniest thing I have heard in months.
Just keep reminding these talking heads that Mitt-for-brains is NOT winning with 27% of the polling.
In fact, it means 73% of those polled wanted someone else.
And everyone else is more conservative than him, so 73% want CONSERVATISM more than mitt.
How come you never hear something like this said, “You moderates better not elect someone who’s going to cause the base to they either unenthusiastically vote for him or not vote at all.”? How come the pressure is always on us to conform to the moderates and “undecideds”?
Well I’m saying it now. If Mitt gets the nomination he will not be president. Osama Obama will be. A huge bloc will either not vote or will not help him win. the problem is the party leadership likes being the minority.
keep answering and keep giving them a piece of your mind~!! (and report back here)
Then you are part of the problem. The GOP elites know that if they can get Romney over in the primary they can have your support.
I am letting them know that Romney is a dealbreaker, and so should all freepers.
As far as damage goes, Romney is a liberal and will not fix any damage that Obama has caused. Might as well keep the devil you know in that case.
What dilemma? The Tea Party should treat Willard the same way it would treat any other Socialized medicine supporting, gun-grabbing, pro-abortion, big-government, Socialist, Liberal.
Vote for someone else.
I, a TEA Party participant, will gladly vote for a wet sponge if it would unseat Mr. Obama.
Fortunately, there is about a year to go before we all know whether the candidate to unseat Mr. Obama is Cain, Bachmann, Romney, or a wet sponge.
I don't see any dilemma here.
A: Defeat him.
>>>I am letting them know that Romney is a dealbreaker, and so should all freepers. <<<
Amen! If the RINOs want to force Mitt on us, they will be forcing Obama on all of us, because we will NEVER vote for that Liberal, RINO, weasel.
Romney is NOT an option. Either a real Conservative or 4 more years of Hussein. What will it be, RINOs?
If they nominate him I will just vote Libertarian. And make escape from America plans.
“I do not want Mitt Romney to be President, but I will vote for him if he is the only choice..”
This is what I’m talking about. Some huge percentage of conservatives will not vote. All the rest will share your attitude. That’s going to do a lot to sway the undecided..., to vote for 0.
I’m convinced the party leadership wants to be in the minority but for the rest of the decent people of the country (non demonrats) you had better vote for someone the conservatives want.
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