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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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