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Insiders: GOP Would Be Better Off With Romney for 2012
National Journal (via Drudge) ^ | 9/1/11 | Taylor West and Peter Bell

Posted on 09/01/2011 12:30:00 PM PDT by AT7Saluki

Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be surging in polls of Republican primary voters, but his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate. More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012, according to this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll.

(Excerpt) Read more at hotlineoncall.nationaljournal.com ...


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KEYWORDS: backstabbercentral; gop; insiders; perry; rinos4romney; rinos4u; romney; rove4romney; zots4romneybots
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You lost me with "insiders".
1 posted on 09/01/2011 12:30:04 PM PDT by AT7Saluki
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To: AT7Saluki

Bullcrap


2 posted on 09/01/2011 12:31:50 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: AT7Saluki

The ‘Insiders’ are the clowns who got us into the mess we’re in.


3 posted on 09/01/2011 12:32:02 PM PDT by SMARTY (A claim for equality of material position can be met only by a government with totalitarian powers.)
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To: AT7Saluki

F the “party insiders”.

It’s “WE THE PEOPLE” who elect our government reps. NOT party insiders.


4 posted on 09/01/2011 12:32:47 PM PDT by roaddog727 (It's the Constitution, Stupid!)
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To: AT7Saluki

Insiders must be idiots or they’re trying reverse psychology because you couldn’t find two more similar candidates. Even their candidacies are intermarried.


5 posted on 09/01/2011 12:33:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (The GOP has been "moderated" into a coma.)
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To: AT7Saluki

I could hold my nose with a clothespin and vote for Willard but that is the only way.


6 posted on 09/01/2011 12:33:08 PM PDT by vicar7
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To: AT7Saluki

no thank you.

if romney’s the candidate,

i’m not voting.


7 posted on 09/01/2011 12:34:00 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: AT7Saluki

Time for the “insiders” to become “outsiders” and for mainstream Americans to run the GOP.


8 posted on 09/01/2011 12:34:13 PM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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To: AT7Saluki

Didn’t these idiots foist McCain on us?


9 posted on 09/01/2011 12:35:21 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: AT7Saluki

If by “insiders” they mean the GOP establishment elite then whatever. They don’t get to decide our nominee, the People will.

I don’t give a damn what these “insiders” think.


10 posted on 09/01/2011 12:35:32 PM PDT by conservativebabe
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To: AT7Saluki

Is this the ‘Joke of the Day’ ?


11 posted on 09/01/2011 12:35:57 PM PDT by Java4Jay
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To: AT7Saluki

The insiders picked Romney the day they gave the 2008 nomination to McCain. It’s his turn.


12 posted on 09/01/2011 12:37:52 PM PDT by DManA
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To: vicar7

Ya, but at least with Romney we’ll have a choice until we figure out which side of his mouth he’s talking.


13 posted on 09/01/2011 12:38:41 PM PDT by donhunt (I am sick and tired of those bastards insulting and lying to me.)
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To: AT7Saluki

“More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012,”

This is how we got McCain.


14 posted on 09/01/2011 12:39:18 PM PDT by Castigar
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To: DManA

And Romney said - thanks, I’ll be back to collect on that promise in 8 years (but probably 4).


15 posted on 09/01/2011 12:39:32 PM PDT by DManA
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To: AT7Saluki

Insiders are very anxious for us to lose.

Go PALIN !


16 posted on 09/01/2011 12:39:36 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: AT7Saluki

Insiders: Lets just re-run McCain.


17 posted on 09/01/2011 12:40:16 PM PDT by blasater1960 (Deut 30, Psalm 111...the Torah and the Law, is attainable past, present and forever.)
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To: AT7Saluki

And the insiders are:

Republicans: Dan Allen, Stan Anderson, Gary Andres, Saulius (Saul) Anuzis, Rich Ashooh, Whit Ayres, Brett Bader, Mitch Bainwol, Brian Baker, Gary Bauer, David Beckwith, Paul Bennecke, Clark Benson, Wayne Berman, Brian Bieron, Charlie Black, Kirk Blalock, Carmine Boal, Jeff Boeyink, Ron Bonjean, Jeff Buley, Luke Byars, Nick Calio, Al Cardenas, Danny Carroll, Alex Castellanos, Ron Christie, Jim Cicconi, Jonathan Collegio, Rob Collins, Cesar Conda, Jake Corman, Scott Cottington, Jay Cranford, Greg Crist, Diane Crookham-Johnson, Fergus Cullen, Tom Davis, Mike Dennehy, Ken Duberstein, Debi Durham, Sara Fagen, Frank Fahrenkopf, John Feehery, Don Fierce, Mindy Finn, Mindy Fletcher, Carl Forti, Alex Gage, Bruce A. Gates, Sam Geduldig, Adam Geller, Benjamin Ginsberg, David Girard-diCarlo, Bill Greener, Jonathan Grella, Lanny Griffith, Janet Mullins Grissom, Doug Gross, Todd Harris, Steve Hart, Christopher Healy, Ralph Hellmann, Chris Henick, Terry Holt, David Iannelli, Ed Ingle, Jim Innocenzi, Clark Judge, David Keating, David Kensinger, Bob Kjellander, Ed Kutler, Chris LaCivita, Jim Lake, Steven Law, George S. LeMieux, Steve Lombardo, Kevin Madden, Joel Maiola, Gary Maloney, David Marin, Mary Matalin, Dan Mattoon, Brian McCormack, Mark McKinnon, Kyle McSlarrow, Ken Mehlman, Jim Merrill, Lisa Camooso Miller, Tim Morrison, Mike Murphy, Phil Musser, Ron Nehring, Terry Nelson, Neil Newhouse, David Norcross, Ziad Ojakli, Jack Oliver, Todd Olsen, Kevin O’Neill, Connie Partoyan, Dana Perino, Billy Piper, Van B. Poole, Tom Rath, Scott Reed, David Rehr, Tom Reynolds, Steve Roberts, Jason Roe, David Roederer, Dan Schnur, Russ Schriefer, Rich Schwarm, Brent Seaborn, Rick Shelby, Andrew Shore, Kevin Shuvalov, Don Sipple, Ken Spain, Fred Steeper, Bob Stevenson, Terry Sullivan, David Tamasi, Eric Tanenblatt, Richard Temple, Heath Thompson, Jay Timmons, Warren Tompkins, Ted Van Der Meid, Dirk van Dongen, Jan van Lohuizen, Stewart Verdery, Dick Wadhams, John Weaver, Lezlee Westine, Dave Winston, Ginny Wolfe, Fred Wszolek, and Matthew Zablud.


18 posted on 09/01/2011 12:40:36 PM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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To: AT7Saluki
It's hard data vs. "insider's wishful thinking:

Perry beating Obama in Florida (Magellan Data - Aug, 2011)

Perry only GOP candidate beating Obama. Up by three points (Rasmussen - Sept, 2011)


19 posted on 09/01/2011 12:41:30 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Founding Father

Overwhelming stench of RINO there.


20 posted on 09/01/2011 12:41:49 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: DarthVader

“Bullcrap”

This is the same crap they told us that got us McShame. One word.....Romneycare. The base will never turn out for Romney.


21 posted on 09/01/2011 12:42:31 PM PDT by No Socialist
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To: AT7Saluki
Name the "insiders"....

Let them come out of the shadows...for all to see!!

22 posted on 09/01/2011 12:43:50 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: AT7Saluki

NO WAY!!


23 posted on 09/01/2011 12:44:01 PM PDT by MAKOTHEDOG
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To: No Socialist

Exactly, the GOP insiders can go screw themselves.


24 posted on 09/01/2011 12:44:16 PM PDT by DarthVader (That which supports Barack Hussein Obama must be sterilized and there are NO exceptions!)
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To: AT7Saluki

Who are the insiders?


25 posted on 09/01/2011 12:45:01 PM PDT by Big Horn (Rebuild the GOP to a conservative party)
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To: AT7Saluki

With few exceptions, male political “insiders” are metrosexuals. That’s why they relate to Romney, not Perry. Then project their personal feelings onto the electorate.


26 posted on 09/01/2011 12:45:31 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: AT7Saluki
How did that “moderate” McCain thing work out? All the same dirtbags that pushed him as an “electable” Republican turned him into Bush's evil twin the minute he got the nomination. The middle of the road is the worst place to be for possums and politicians.
27 posted on 09/01/2011 12:46:04 PM PDT by festusbanjo (This is what happens when you hire a guy to run the country that hadn't run anything but his mouth)
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To: AT7Saluki

This should prove to the naysayers that he’s an establishment candidate.


28 posted on 09/01/2011 12:46:12 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: AT7Saluki

And GOP “insiders” thought Gerald Ford was more electable than Ronald Reagan.


29 posted on 09/01/2011 12:46:12 PM PDT by Procyon (Decentralize, degovernmentalize, deregulate, demonopolize, decredentialize, disentitle.)
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To: AT7Saluki

This should prove to the naysayers that he’s not an establishment candidate.


30 posted on 09/01/2011 12:46:35 PM PDT by CajunConservative
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To: AT7Saluki

I will walk barefoot on broken glass, walk through bed of burning coals, swim through a moat full of hungry alligators, to vote against Obama.


31 posted on 09/01/2011 12:46:48 PM PDT by federal__reserve
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To: conservativebabe
Well....just some of the people will decide.

It certainly won't be OK, or TX....considering how the primaries work.

It will be a done deal by then.....

And THAT'S how we got Dole, and McCain!!!

32 posted on 09/01/2011 12:46:58 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: AT7Saluki

SCREW the party insiders!

They are the biggest problem we have next to dimocrats!


33 posted on 09/01/2011 12:47:30 PM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: Founding Father

What is your source?


34 posted on 09/01/2011 12:48:30 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: CajunConservative

Huh?


35 posted on 09/01/2011 12:49:38 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: Lysandru
Didn’t these idiots foist McCain on us?

And Bob Dole.

36 posted on 09/01/2011 12:49:51 PM PDT by Obadiah (November 6, 2012 -- The date of the next great American Revolution!)
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To: ken21
no thank you. if romney’s the candidate, i’m not voting.

Yes, you'll still be voting--for obammy.

37 posted on 09/01/2011 12:50:45 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Big Horn
Types that share the philosophy of douchebags like Karl Rove. They realize that their best days are behind them, which is why (even if they don't admit it) they hate the Tea Party and the shifting sands caused by the "uprising."

Incidentally Rove backed RINO Kay Hutchison over Perry for governor. So when we see him attacking Perry, it's because he realizes that under a Perry admin, his attempted visits to the Whitehouse will likely end like this:


38 posted on 09/01/2011 12:53:29 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AT7Saluki

Oh dang, the Ron Paul-tards who constantly rip Rick Perry here cannot accuse Rick Perry of being an insider.


39 posted on 09/01/2011 12:56:16 PM PDT by lormand (A Government who robs Peter to pay Paul, will always have the support of Paul)
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To: DarthVader
Those “insiders” need to get out more. They need to understand the lack of enthusiasm for the Mittster among the base.
40 posted on 09/01/2011 12:59:00 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: AT7Saluki

If “insiders” are the same as “RINOs”, then of course THEY might be “better off” with Romney as the candidate. Chances are, that Romney could pull off a win, but at the cost of the Congressional and Senate elections taking place simultaneously.

A solid Conservative, who will not run away from the tough decisions on cutting the budget deficit and closing the gap without borrowing, will by the sheer audacity of staking out the path we shall have to follow, pull along a sizeable number of like-minded members of the legislative branch as well.

Romney cannot be relied upon to deliver the message, nor to follow through with the necessary reforms if he does succeed in securing the job as President.


41 posted on 09/01/2011 1:00:45 PM PDT by alloysteel (Are Democrats truly "better angels"? They are lousy stewards for America.)
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To: Big Horn

Peggy Noonan, Carl Rove, Newt Gingrich, Orrin Hatch


42 posted on 09/01/2011 1:00:45 PM PDT by MNDude (so that's what they meant by Carter's second term)
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To: basil; ken21
no thank you. if romney’s the candidate, i’m not voting.
Yes, you'll still be voting--for obammy.
Then that would be a problem for the insider dimwits to consider before, or they'll have to deal with the consequences after...again.
43 posted on 09/01/2011 1:01:04 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: AT7Saluki

The “GOP insiders” might be better off with Romney but the rest of us won’t be!


44 posted on 09/01/2011 1:01:55 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: AT7Saluki

“Better off” translation: Will be a gracious loser to the Punk, just like Juan McCain!


45 posted on 09/01/2011 1:02:24 PM PDT by alstewartfan ("The movie's rolled down to the last reel. It's got an ending you never planned. Harry Chapin)
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To: AT7Saluki

Insiders?

Name them.

so we can beat some sense into them...


46 posted on 09/01/2011 1:03:11 PM PDT by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofread....)
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To: AT7Saluki

There is really very little difference in either one. You can keep them both.


47 posted on 09/01/2011 1:06:34 PM PDT by carjic (I've always been taught to respect my elders.... but it's getting harder to find any!)
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To: Founding Father
I note one of this collection of lobbyists and hacks is Nick Callio who was part of the Iraq Commission, a collection of has been weasels like James Baker and never were’s such as Mr. callio. Unfortunately to many people automatically bend their knee when the word ‘insiders’ is used. Icertainly vividly remember the shocked reaction of a coworker when I expressed my contempt for the Iraq Stuffed Shirt and Pomposo Commision. This poll is heavily populated by these jerks.
48 posted on 09/01/2011 1:08:42 PM PDT by robowombat
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To: AT7Saluki

So the ‘insiders’ like Romney? All the more reason to support Perry! The ‘insider’ are the people who got this country into the mesws it’s in! Screw them!!


49 posted on 09/01/2011 1:11:38 PM PDT by pgkdan (Time for a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: AT7Saluki

So what? It may just mean that Myth could get about 350 electoral votes, including Michigan and NH, and Perry only 325 or so. All you need is 270.


50 posted on 09/01/2011 1:11:44 PM PDT by rfp1234
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