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Romney yet to win over Christian Right, Tea Party
Hotair ^ | 07/07/2011 | Tina Korbe

Posted on 07/07/2011 3:28:09 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Tea Party leaders and outspoken Christian conservatives continue to express reservations about GOP presidential frontrunner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, CNN reports:

In June, FreedomWorks invited 150 Tea Party organizers to a planning session where participants were asked for their candidate of choice in the 2012 field. Only one Tea Party activist at the meeting supported Romney, [FreedomWorks president Matt] Kibbe said.

Tea Party conservatives remain outraged over Romney’s record on health care reform. In recent months, he has defended the plan he signed into law as governor of Massachusetts, in which residents are required to buy health insurance. …

Some evangelical Republicans believe they lost their front-runner when former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee decided against another presidential run.

“No question Mitt Romney benefited from Huckabee not running. That left a huge vacuum,” said Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council.

Perkins, who has not endorsed a candidate in the GOP field, noted Romney has some appeal with many social conservatives. But he added there are lingering questions about contradictions in Romney’s record.

From a horse-race perspective, it looks to me like Allah is really right: Romney might actually eventually need former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin or Texas Gov. Rick Perry to enter the race, just to split the Tea Party vote, presently concentrated on Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), who has steadily gained ground against Romney in both Iowa and New Hampshire.

To be sure, Romney still comfortably leads in fundraising (sans a Bachmann shocker — she hasn’t yet released her fundraising numbers for the second quarter) and in the polls. Perhaps he could win the primary without much support from the Tea Party and the so-called Christian Right. But he would absolutely need that support to win the general election. By the same token, to actually win the presidency, any strictly Tea Party candidate would need the mainstream support Romney seems most likely to garner. Conventional wisdom suggests it’s more probable Romney would win the support of Tea Partiers (when the only alternative to him is Obama!) than that a Tea Party candidate would win the support of crucial independents. Of course, conventional wisdom could be wrong. Note former New Hampshire Sen. John Sununu’s warning about independents.

But from a strictly conservative perspective, Kibbe’s comments serve as a particularly helpful reminder. In the midst of all the debt and deficit discussion, the drumbeat for Obamacare repeal seems to have died down, even though repeal is still ostensibly a top GOP priority. PPACA will, of course, be a huge driver of the debt and deficit — and the nation needs a president who will not only sign repeal into law, but will ensure it remains a legislative priority. The electorate should garner more assurance on this from Romney, concentrating efforts on securing more frequent and outspoken campaign promises for repeal.

 


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: christianright; mittromney; potus; teaparty

1 posted on 07/07/2011 3:28:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Only the DNC and the MSM want the spoiler and backstabber
Milt Romney.


2 posted on 07/07/2011 3:32:51 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: SeekAndFind

YET TO AND ...NEVER WILL.....


3 posted on 07/07/2011 3:32:58 PM PDT by RED SOUTH (Follow me on twitter @redsouth72)
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To: SeekAndFind

He won’t win us over because he’s not a CONSERVATIVE!!!

DUH!!!!!!!!!!!


4 posted on 07/07/2011 3:33:56 PM PDT by alice_in_bubbaland (DeMint /Palin, DeMint/Bachmann, DeMint/Cain, DeMint/Ryan 2012!!!!!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Charlie to base. Request assistance. We've got a RINO down. We've got a RINO down. Over...
5 posted on 07/07/2011 3:36:37 PM PDT by CowboyJay
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To: SeekAndFind
I'd vote for Romney over Obama, but I'd throw up a little in my mouth doing it.

ABR.

6 posted on 07/07/2011 3:39:15 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney and his kind think we’re all a bunch of rubes - HA! we’re not multi-millionaires, how bright could we be?


7 posted on 07/07/2011 3:50:31 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: dead
"I'd vote for Romney over Obama, but I'd throw up a little in my mouth doing it."

Kind of like voting for McCain, huh?

8 posted on 07/07/2011 3:52:04 PM PDT by Psalm 73 ("Gentlemen, you can't fight in here - this is the War Room".)
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To: dead

We will vote for Obama before the RINO Romney (*)....

At least Obama is more honest.

.... (*) and write in Gov. Palin’s name first.


9 posted on 07/07/2011 3:55:39 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Nothing surpasses the complexity of the human mind. - Leto II: Dar-es-Balat)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a coincidence, Obama has the same problem.


10 posted on 07/07/2011 3:57:11 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: Diogenesis

If Baraq dumps “Scranton Joe” as VP for the 2012 race, Mitty might want to pick him us as running mate.


11 posted on 07/07/2011 4:01:42 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: SeekAndFind

Hmmm...

This headline makes about as much sense as one that read:

“Hitler yet to win over members of the French Resistance.”

Or,

“Arabs yet to win over Israelis.”

Or,

“Satan yet to win over God.”


12 posted on 07/07/2011 4:03:58 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('The difficult, we do right away. The impossible takes a little longer.' -- the U.S. Marines)
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To: EternalVigilance

Only way he can win nomination is to have caucus states and small northeastern states first. Otherwise dead candidate walking


13 posted on 07/07/2011 4:14:00 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: EternalVigilance

Only way he can win nomination is to have caucus states and small northeastern states first. Otherwise dead candidate walking


14 posted on 07/07/2011 4:14:10 PM PDT by rstrahan
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To: SeekAndFind
Romny is a cultist, Mormonism is a cult and Romney believes he is going to become the "god" of his own planet. He also believes that he is going to have perpetual sex with his wife so that she can PUMP OUT "spirit children" like the Queen Alien in Aliens in order to "populate" the world he will rule as "god" with worshipers who he can rule over!

Mormonism is a sick, TWISTED cult which has a false "jesus", a false "savior" = Joseph Smith and anyone who believes this "Space Cated Theology" and is in a position of authority like Romney is within this Satanic organization will never get my vote because to believe the above along with the rest of Mormon false doctrine indicates a total lack of discernment and also indicates that Romney is serving Satan by following the above and working to further this cult as all who, like Romney, are high up in the cult and serve as "Temple Mormons".

15 posted on 07/07/2011 4:31:46 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Tea Party leaders and outspoken Christian conservatives continue to express reservations about GOP repudiate and reject RINO presidential frontrunner and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney
16 posted on 07/07/2011 4:32:28 PM PDT by Ron H. (Help your neighbor find a job - turn in an illegal alien job stealer.)
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To: Psalm 73
"Kind of like voting for McCain, huh?"

No EXACTLY LIKE VOTING FOR McCain = you not only get a limp wristed RINO who has no chance of winning, you also get a wacked out cultist in the bargan to boot!

17 posted on 07/07/2011 4:34:09 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil and from those perpetuating it, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: SeekAndFind

He could come into my living room, stand on his head, spin, and spit gold coins and I STILL wouldn’t be on board with this RINO.

In seriousness, I don’t expect to agree with everything my nominee does. The problem with Romney is that it depends on the hour as to what he is “doing”. He brings new meaning to the term “flip flop”. Plus, I just think he’s a liar. I don’t mean the usual political puffery. I mean a flat out, no account, liar.

I will NOT vote for him if he is our nominee. I couldn’t squeeze my nose tight enough to pull that lever. I’ll write in or go third Party.


18 posted on 07/07/2011 4:41:38 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney has a snowball’s chance in HE11. :)


19 posted on 07/07/2011 4:57:45 PM PDT by ColdSteelTalon (Light is fading to shadow, and casting its shroud over all we have known...)
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To: nascarnation; fieldmarshaldj
OR Mittens could seek to replace Biden as the Demonratic VP candidate. If he elected, he and Comrade O could compete for the title of most pathological liar.

If Mittens EVER, on any ticket, is said to be supported by the Christian Right, then the term Christian Right is meaningless. In case anyone suspects a problem over Mormonism, this is no such thing. Mormons are usually admirable and honorable but not Mittens.

20 posted on 07/07/2011 5:00:29 PM PDT by BlackElk (Dean of Discipline, Tomas de Torquemada Gentlemen's Club: Burn 'em Bright!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney? Not even a consideration. I’m voted for the lesser of two evils several times, but Romney is not going to make even that standard. Mitt will not cut the massively bloated federal budget, nor will he repeal ObamaCare. What’s the point of replacing Obama with a clone who claims to be on our team? I’ll write in Palin/DeMint or Bachmann/Cain before I even consider a vote for the big government RINO.


21 posted on 07/07/2011 5:12:07 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: SeekAndFind

Christians cannot endorse Mormonism because it is a man-made cult.Even though Mormons have a semblance of Christianity and cause far less trouble than many groups they are NOT Christian.


22 posted on 07/07/2011 6:13:18 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: hoosierham

Romney is running for President, not Bishop, Elder or Pastor.

Let’s keep religion separate from this shall we?


23 posted on 07/07/2011 8:00:02 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (u)
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To: SeekAndFind
Let's NOT.

You happen to think obama's Muslim faith that he referred to in the television interview DOESN"T affect every decision he makes?

Because it looks to me that obama misses few opportunities to push the jihadists' agenda at home or in Egypt or Libya.Sure they are incremental steps but they have been made.

24 posted on 07/07/2011 8:16:13 PM PDT by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Diogenesis

I disagree.

I got a call today from someone claiming to be a fund raiser for the RNC. I asked where my money would go to if I donated. Mitt Romney was his answer. He got an ear-full after that!

...and I thought Michael Steele was bad.


25 posted on 07/07/2011 9:04:05 PM PDT by Principle Over Politics (Permit Carry is not Constitutional. I expected the democrats to lie to me, but not the republicans.)
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To: hoosierham
Christians cannot endorse Mormonism because it is a man-made cult.Even though Mormons have a semblance of Christianity and cause far less trouble than many groups they are NOT Christian.

The only thing worse than a RHINO (because "they destroy the brand", according to Rush Limbaugh) are antichrists. Mormonism presents a false Christ and leads many into eternal damnation.

26 posted on 07/08/2011 1:13:39 PM PDT by nonsporting
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