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Is This Man the G.O.P.ís Best Bet for 2012? (NYT's David Brooks pretty sold on Romney at this time)
New York Times ^ | 09/29/2011 | By DAVID BROOKS AND GAIL COLLINS

Posted on 09/29/2011 7:48:38 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Gail Collins: David, are you reconciled to the fact that Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican presidential nominee?

David Brooks: Oh, I went through that phase a few weeks ago after the debate at the Reagan library. That’s the night I noticed Romney was the best candidate in the field. Since then I’ve noticed that he has given three debate performances that are better than any Barack Obama has given in his life. (Obama’s a better speechmaker, but Romney’s a better debater.) So now I’m settling into the idea that Romney might well be president. This will be interesting because he has a tendency to hire people who look vaguely like him, so I’m picturing a White House filled with tall, well-groomed brunettes.

Gail Collins: Romney is both intelligent and sane, which I guess is saying quite a lot this year. But the man would change his position on the rotation of the earth around the sun if he thought it would get him a win in South Carolina.

David Brooks: That’s why you should love the guy. Let me put it this way: Would you rather have someone who authentically agrees with Michele Bachmann or someone who is just faking it? It seems to me that from your point of view you should be praying for inauthenticity. The more, the better.

I spend a lot of time looking at whom the candidates are choosing as their advisers. Romney clearly has the best group. He’s harvested some of the best brains in the G.O.P. He released an economic plan the other week that was a pretty serious document, at least by the standards of politics these days.

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1 posted on 09/29/2011 7:48:45 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Brooks is the bloody poodle of the NY TIMES. They wouldn’t hire anyone who was a real conservative.


2 posted on 09/29/2011 7:50:34 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: SeekAndFind

“David Brooks pretty sold on Romney”

This is about the least surprising development of this young election season.


3 posted on 09/29/2011 7:52:22 PM PDT by Grunthor (Cain. You see what he's done to Garafalo and Freeman. Wouldn't it be fun to see all the time?)
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To: SeekAndFind

He likes the crease in Romney’s pants.


4 posted on 09/29/2011 7:52:41 PM PDT by FlyVet
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To: SeekAndFind

The ESTABLISHMENT has spoken.


5 posted on 09/29/2011 7:52:41 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: GeronL
Romney had the sharpest crease in his pant-legs. That's all David Brooks cares about or notices.
6 posted on 09/29/2011 7:53:06 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: SeekAndFind

People! Please don’t question the loyalty of David Brooks!

He’ll still support Obama in the general election.


7 posted on 09/29/2011 7:56:09 PM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: BobL

The establishment Republicans are outnumbered in the GOP but they have so far seceded in dividing the TP conservatives. We need to rally behind one of the remaining conservatives in the races before romney’s momentum cannot be stopped.


8 posted on 09/29/2011 7:57:43 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: SarahPalin2012
"He’ll still support Obama in the general election."

He's supporting 0bama in the general election by supporting Romney for the nomination.

9 posted on 09/29/2011 8:01:14 PM PDT by Hunton Peck (See my FR homepage for a list of businesses that support WI Gov. Scott Walker)
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To: SeekAndFind
Gov. Christie's reception at the Reagan library demonstrate what mainstream GOPers think of Romney. They want better, as do I.

Perry is flaming out, and rest of the field are Tea Party amateurs. As it stands today, we're going to get stuck with Romney, because the Tea Party candidates will not prevail.

10 posted on 09/29/2011 8:01:22 PM PDT by Huck (Oy.)
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To: grumpygresh

Romney’s “momentum” will be stopped by Sarah Palin at the appropriate time and place.


11 posted on 09/29/2011 8:03:32 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: FlyVet

Brooks is probably at Romney’s house ironing his pants for him every morning.


12 posted on 09/29/2011 8:05:28 PM PDT by Meet the New Boss (The pain from Cain falls mainly on Hussein)
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To: jimbo123

A Palin would say about Romney: “Bless his heart” LOL!


13 posted on 09/29/2011 8:06:07 PM PDT by Bigtigermike
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To: SeekAndFind

Mitt Romney could beat Obama. If Mitt Romney is the nominee I’ll vote for him. But a Mitt Romney presidency would set the conservative side of the GOP back farther than either Bush I or II.


14 posted on 09/29/2011 8:06:39 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: Hunton Peck
He's supporting 0bama in the general election by supporting Romney for the nomination.

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Spot on Hunton.

I AGREE WITH THAT

Marxism is all about lies told to a mass of ignorant thugs.

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15 posted on 09/29/2011 8:07:32 PM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: SeekAndFind

William Safire was a fairly good token conservative at the NY Times. He had to watch what he said (never speak out against abortion, for instance), but he wrote very well and sometimes came out with a good column.

In contrast, David Brooks is eminently ignorable. He is a clueless jerk, a sock puppet for Pinch Sulzberger. A mediocre stylist, and never even good for a laugh.


16 posted on 09/29/2011 8:08:22 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Well said.


17 posted on 09/29/2011 8:09:17 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SeekAndFind

Individual mandate supporters are disqualfied, period.


18 posted on 09/29/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Remember his “I Am A Sap” column a week or so ago? I was the first commenter to that column and said that yes, you are a sap, if you hadn’t been so busy drooling over Obama maybe you would have done your job and we wouldn’t be in the mess we’re in. Well, surprise surprise. That comment disappeared. What was left up there were all these oh so intellectual pro and con analyses of Obama ...and so on and so forth.

Poor wittle David Brooks...perpetually in search of balls.


19 posted on 09/29/2011 8:12:07 PM PDT by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: SeekAndFind

You know, if I were David Brooks, I’d get together some buds and do a long sail, a la William F. Buckley, do a walk across Europe, do anything, just get as far away as I could from writing anything political for a long, long while.


20 posted on 09/29/2011 8:14:06 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Wow. Brooks isn't even hiding the fact that he is a Lib anymore. His dialog reads like any Upper East Side cocktail circuit chatter. What a total waste of time this pansy is.


21 posted on 09/29/2011 8:20:27 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: grumpygresh

“The establishment Republicans are outnumbered in the GOP but they have so far seceded in dividing the TP conservatives. We need to rally behind one of the remaining conservatives in the races before romney’s momentum cannot be stopped.”

Almost there. We finally have a CONSERVATIVE who’s in the top tier (rather than people claiming to be so), so I think we’ll wind up ok.


22 posted on 09/29/2011 8:20:36 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: SeekAndFind

Talk about the kiss of death.

This is the guy that told us Obama wouldn’t be a problem.


23 posted on 09/29/2011 8:22:16 PM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: SeekAndFind

Well, now that “Step’N’Fetchit” Brooks has gone all in for Romney, I guess we all ought to line up.


24 posted on 09/29/2011 8:27:38 PM PDT by DaxtonBrown (http://www.futurnamics.com/reid.php)
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To: SeekAndFind

Brooks reminds me of a physician who moved to Arkansas from NYC. He was nice but, he did not know the butt end from the barrell end of a shotgun and would pee his pants if I really looked at him mean. And ,I am a little blonde blue eyed southern woman. He just seems nervous all the time and a little out of place. Like this Brooks guy.


25 posted on 09/29/2011 8:27:53 PM PDT by therut
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To: SeekAndFind

David Brooks?

Talk about an unselling point...


26 posted on 09/29/2011 8:29:20 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: jimbo123

Palin is not running. At all. Stop the fairy tales and return to what the rest of us call “reality.”

Romney’s momentum is only gaining as opposing darlings of the moment flame out....Perry, Bachmann, etc. Cain is great but he won’t get the nomination.

It’s not the “media” or the “GOP establishment” that’s favoring Romney right now. I love Rush, but he’s off point here. It’s the average GOP voter, right of center, who want’s to find someone (ANYONE!) who can remove Barry from office.

Right now (and conceivably going forward) Romney is the candidate with the money, experience, history, recognition, and articulateness to do that job. Perry had a golden opportunity fall in his lap and he blew it epically. Say-Rah has played out her string, ran out of time, and will unfortunately end with an echoing fizzle.

That’s just the way it is....


27 posted on 09/29/2011 8:32:46 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Grunthor

Would anyone not think “David Brooks pretty sold on Romney”
that would anything new. It would also be like FNC pretty sold on Romney.

Am amazed they let it out.


28 posted on 09/29/2011 8:37:05 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: JoenTX

Tokyo Rove, is that you?


29 posted on 09/29/2011 8:39:23 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: DaxtonBrown

Hey, it worked for mclame.....


30 posted on 09/29/2011 8:40:39 PM PDT by dusttoyou (paulnutz/bachnutz/palinwishers are wee-weeing all over themselves, Foc nobama)
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To: SeekAndFind

Who cares about his latest mancrush!


31 posted on 09/29/2011 8:44:11 PM PDT by AU72
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To: SeekAndFind
well heck... that's all I needed to know.

If Romney is the nominee, I'm sitting this one out. A RINO is worse than the TOFUS. Because if we have a RINO, then everything coming out of the DC septic tank is "bipartisan" doncha know.... and that's what this country is about.

This is all you need to know when you think of Romney.

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Isn't he just having a grand old time... the putz.

32 posted on 09/29/2011 8:49:51 PM PDT by Dick Vomer (democrats are like flies, whatever they don't eat, they sh#t on.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Dont ever count the “I’s...me... my.... in a story..

It tells u how smart I am..

33 posted on 09/29/2011 8:51:55 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind
As the GOP establishment candidate, looks like Romney is hitting all the right buttons to get the nomination. He's won over David Brooks. LOL

Most conservatives will never go for Willard.

34 posted on 09/29/2011 8:59:32 PM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: BobL
Almost there. We finally have a CONSERVATIVE who’s in the top tier (rather than people claiming to be so), so I think we’ll wind up ok.

Only if enough of us work our butts off.

35 posted on 09/29/2011 9:00:20 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Aria
perpetually in search of balls. <<

Actually u shouldn't say that...but the truth be know....
Anyone with a pair...would only have to look at his picture to know what u say is true..

36 posted on 09/29/2011 9:03:43 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: FlyVet
He likes the crease in Romney’s pants.

He is the crease in Romney’s pants.

37 posted on 09/29/2011 9:03:52 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Psalm 109:8)
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To: JoenTX
Right now (and conceivably going forward) Romney is the candidate with the money, experience, history, recognition, and articulateness to do that job

I remember hearing the same thing about Giuliani.

Is that you Rudy?

38 posted on 09/29/2011 9:05:49 PM PDT by Prokopton
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To: jimbo123
Shuuush!....You know and I know..but somehow I thought I was the only one that knew....*G*
39 posted on 09/29/2011 9:07:20 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: jimbo123

No, G.I.

Rest assured that the Allied landing forces at Guadalcanal have done so with success and that the Japanese are now on the run. The beaches and lowlands are ours and we’ve made the airfields an issue in doubt. We will call the airport “Cactus Airfield” once we’ve secured it. Please let the Marines know that they can land here before long.

Signing off, remaining NCO of the Guadalcanal brigade, in the service of the great United States of America.


40 posted on 09/29/2011 9:08:12 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Prokopton

No Rudy here...........but there is a Mitt.

Just because you effed-up the last national election gives you no reason or right to eff up the latest one.

If you want to be stupid, there’s an entire Crat Party to help you with that.


41 posted on 09/29/2011 9:13:28 PM PDT by JoenTX (Don't Tread on Me)
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To: Grunthor
This is about the least surprising development of this young election season.<<

Don't know about you....

But I'm shocked.......... and this is “unexpected"......

42 posted on 09/29/2011 9:18:41 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind

Didn’t David Brooks write that John McCain was the GOP’s best bet in 2008?


43 posted on 09/29/2011 9:23:25 PM PDT by ReformationFan
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To: grumpygresh

I know it’s hard...but hold your fire till we see the whites of “her” eyes....*W*


44 posted on 09/29/2011 9:23:38 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: JoenTX
Palin is not running. At all. Stop the fairy tales and return to what the rest of us call “reality.” <<

LMAO...after reading your past posts son...”reality” is the least of your concerns...professional help?..You Make the Call!

45 posted on 09/29/2011 9:38:48 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: SeekAndFind

Romney or Obama?
Why bother to vote!!!
If Romney is the GOP candidate they FAIL!


46 posted on 09/29/2011 9:42:23 PM PDT by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: SeekAndFind
So Brooks and Frum are Romney-bots. Raise your hand if you're in the least bit surprised.

All the more reason why Romney must be utterly defeated, or barring that, marginalized by a muscular third party bid in the general election.

Nothing would destroy this country faster than having a liberal as the standard-bearer for the Republican party.
47 posted on 09/29/2011 9:45:14 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Mitt Romney could beat Obama. If Mitt Romney is the nominee I’ll vote for him. But a Mitt Romney presidency would set the conservative side of the GOP back farther than either Bush I or II.

I'll do you one better. A Romney presidency would mean the death of the GOP as a viable party for conservatives. It would force us to form a third party and perhaps be out in the wilderness for a generation.

In my opinion, it is more important that Romney be defeated than that Obama be defeated.
48 posted on 09/29/2011 9:47:43 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: JoenTX
Just because you effed-up the last national election gives you no reason or right to eff up the latest one.

If you want to be stupid, there’s an entire Crat Party to help you with that.

Wow, I didn't know I was personally responsible. I thought it was "effed up" by the weak, effete, Republican elite who wanted McCain and who now want Romney. You know, the type of Republican that thinks Crybaby Boehner is effective. I know there are Republicans like this, but what are you doing on FR, a conservative site?

49 posted on 09/30/2011 12:13:46 AM PDT by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

“Only if enough of us work our butts off. “

Agree (and thanks, there are still tons of Perrybots to deal with out there).


50 posted on 09/30/2011 4:21:58 AM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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