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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

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To: AT7Saluki

That’s probably true. If this were football, I’d say, sure, put the GOP jersey on Romney and see if he scores enough points to win. The problem is that it’s a country, the greatest free country in the history of the world and the greatest hope for humanity between now and Christ’s return, and Romney is not the person this country needs. Romney may be willing to wear our uniform, but he’s a big government democrat through and through.


51 posted on 09/01/2011 1:14:29 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: AT7Saluki
......his party's Insiders aren't convinced he'd be the best general election candidate
Are those the same GOP insiders who we convinced McCain would be the best candidate?
52 posted on 09/01/2011 1:19:14 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: AT7Saluki
I can't believe that posters here can't see how transparent these "insider" stories are.

Ok, it's propaganda 101. The powers that be know that the base zeitgeist is anti-establishment right now.

So they take two establishment politicians like Perry and Romney, annoint one "the evil insider choice" and in doing so soldify support for another candidate as the fake "outsider" (Perry) who they also wouldn't mind getting the nomination.

53 posted on 09/01/2011 1:23:00 PM PDT by triumphant values
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To: triumphant values

Glad you have it all figured out..........


54 posted on 09/01/2011 1:24:18 PM PDT by Osage Orange ("Marine Sniper - You can run, but you'll just die tired!")
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To: AT7Saluki

“There is no state Perry can win that Mitt Romney won’t.
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Uh....Forida and North Carolina come to mind.


55 posted on 09/01/2011 1:25:27 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: AT7Saluki

What these insiders say we lose in moderate voters we are likely to more than make up in base voters. We need to energize our base during the primaries and not scare off enough of the squishy middle during the general election. If Perry becomes our nominee and concentrates on economics, we will win the next election. I have no doubt about it.


56 posted on 09/01/2011 1:26:44 PM PDT by 3Fingas ( Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: AT7Saluki; All

Eff them. They were equally “brilliant” in 1980, supporting Bush I against Ronaldus Magnus.


57 posted on 09/01/2011 1:26:54 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: ken21; All
if romney’s the candidate,
i’m not voting.
____________________________________________________________ I'm not even gonna comment on that. It's a free country. The right to vote also carries with it the right NOT to vote. Do what you wanna do or not do.
58 posted on 09/01/2011 1:28:51 PM PDT by no dems (No matter who it might be, when I find out a person is a Democrat, I lose respect for them.)
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To: Osage Orange
Glad you have it all figured out..........

Hope you're not one of the gullible that falls for this tactic and goes "Oh, yeah. I'm gonna really stick it to Washington and vote for the guy they hate, Perry".

Honestly, I think if there ever was a candidate with in striking distance of the White House that jeopardized that multi-trillion dollar brothel on the Potomac, it would be fixed it with a 50 cent cartidge.

59 posted on 09/01/2011 1:31:06 PM PDT by triumphant values
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To: AT7Saluki

Insiders, i.e ROVE


60 posted on 09/01/2011 1:37:33 PM PDT by Fledermaus (I'm done with political parties. The GOP is useless. Anarchy is perferable to this CRAP!)
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To: AT7Saluki

These same “Insiders gave us those Mexican loving chitbags, Bush and McCain??


61 posted on 09/01/2011 1:44:39 PM PDT by Cheetahcat (Carnival commie side show, started November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Big Horn

These party insiders are the same bozos who preferred McCain. They’re a bunch of stealth liberals.


62 posted on 09/01/2011 1:50:59 PM PDT by Sundog (It takes a darn good reason for me to break down and post something these days.)
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To: AT7Saluki
More than two-thirds of Republican Insiders big government mixed economy status quo sympathizers say Mitt Romney has a better chance than Perry of defeating President Obama in 2012
63 posted on 09/01/2011 1:54:36 PM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: SMARTY

The same ‘insiders’ that helped get McLame into the nomination....if you ever see one of these ‘insiders’ bash their head in (figuratively, I mean - I don’t condone or advocate violence - my lawyer makes me say this) .


64 posted on 09/01/2011 1:56:41 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: AT7Saluki

The establishment wanted Poppy Bush, Bob Dole, George W. Bush, and Juan McCain ... now it wants Flip Romney. Are you kidding?

Do you want Dole 2.0?


65 posted on 09/01/2011 1:57:44 PM PDT by WilliamHouston
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To: basil; ken21
k21: no thank you. if romney’s the candidate, i’m not voting. Italian herb: Yes, you'll still be voting--for obammy.

And if YOU vote for Romney, you'll be voting for the same strain of statism as anyone who votes for Obama.

And if Romney won, guess which political party would forever get the blame for the statism and massive growth of government that Romey WOULD implement? Guess how many more millions of Americans would become so cynical about voting ("There's not a dime's bit of difference between Democrats and Republicans") that they would cease voting altogether? Guess how many people who, as they got older and wiser and sought a political party that stood for limited government, would have nowhere to turn because the Republican party failed them and failed America because of stupid "pragmatism" of the type you counsel (and which I USED to counsel) here?

And GUESS how much more socialist/communist/nightmarish the NEXT Democrat president would be after four or eight years of Romney? We thought Clinton was bad? After Bush, we got Obama. In California, we thought Gray Davis was bad? After Schwarzenegger we got Jerry Brown!

THINK, don't kneejerk, THINK IT THROUGH. What you advise is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

The ONLY way to stop the advance of statism in America is to decine to vote for statists, regardless of their party affiliation. PERIOD.

Voting for a statist Republican is worse than allowing a statist Democrat to win. There's enough evidence to bear it out. So when you come on FR urging people to vote for a statist just because that statist is a Republican -- well, you're as much an enemy (though a well-meaning and unwitting one) of America as Obama.

66 posted on 09/01/2011 2:07:05 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny

I wholeheartedly disagree with you. In another time, what you said would hold some merit. This is not ordinary times. The person presently occupying the WH is (IMHO) out to destroy this country and all it stands for.

Romney doesn’t have that on his agenda.

It would be another “hold your nose” vote for me, but at this point in out history, my vote will be for anybody but obama.

I think the future of this country as we know it hangs in the balance.


67 posted on 09/01/2011 2:20:58 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: AT7Saluki

Republican Insiders? Are these the bozos that gave us Dead Dole and John McPain? Fricken losers that want us to lose 2012 and let Omama ruin our USA.


68 posted on 09/01/2011 2:21:01 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: Founding Father

These “Insiders” look suspiciously like that old “No Labels” group.


69 posted on 09/01/2011 2:30:42 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Obama: The Dr. Kevorkian of the American economy.)
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To: DarthVader
By the "insiders" lingo, are they referring to those who gave us McCain, or might it even be McCain's staff "insiders,"

The "insiders" could also refer to those who continue to fund such GOP luminaries such as Susan Collins, Olympia Snowe or the other "moderates" that detest TEA Party folk.

70 posted on 09/01/2011 2:30:49 PM PDT by zerosix (native sunflower)
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To: AT7Saluki

Party insiders...Rinos.


71 posted on 09/01/2011 3:15:54 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: AT7Saluki

And be worse off after 2012.

If the only thing that mattered was getting elected, I too would vote for Romney in the primary. But it’s not the only thing and I won’t. I might not even in the general election.


72 posted on 09/01/2011 4:44:48 PM PDT by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: Osage Orange
What is your source?

I cut and pasted right from the article.

73 posted on 09/02/2011 6:48:06 AM PDT by Founding Father (The Pedophile moHAMmudd (PBUH---Pigblood be upon him))
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