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As Romney solidifies front-runner status, focus turns to Obama (Barf Alert)
The Boston Globe ^ | 2011-10-16 | Glen Johnson

Posted on 10/16/2011 3:48:54 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

WASHINGTON - Among the Republicans angling to move into 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. a year from January, Mitt Romney is the closest to achieving his goal.

The former Massachusetts governor has reached the decisive phase in his presidential campaign: attempting to consolidate his support and cinch the nomination.

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Romney’s most ardent conservative critics have been left to rally around Herman Cain, simultaneously engaged in a book tour and presidential campaign, in a last-ditch effort to prevent his nomination.

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...the Romney staff is focused on what it sees as an inevitable clash with Obama and the Democrats.

But with the primary field finally set and Perry, the closest challenger, struggling in debates and racing to develop policies Romney devised during his 2008 campaign or announced months ago, the Romney staff is focused on what it sees as an inevitable clash with Obama and the Democrats.

"Osama bin Laden was having a great day until the helicopters started hovering over his compound," one top Romney adviser recently told the Globe. "We know the helicopters are coming for us at some point, but everything in this campaign has been geared toward that confrontation."

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
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WTF-Why is Romney comparing himself (and Republicans) to OBL (and al-Qaeda)?
1 posted on 10/16/2011 3:48:58 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney solidifies front-runner status is not true. The latest polls show Cain as the front runner.


2 posted on 10/16/2011 3:53:24 PM PDT by freedom1st
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To: freedom1st

BINGO...the press has annointed Romney to be the guy Obama can beat....and that is that....


3 posted on 10/16/2011 3:55:25 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: freedom1st

In 1988 writers at the Boston Glob were certain that Michael Dukakis had a shot at the White House. They were also certain that Massachusetts was going through some kind of economic miracle that I wasn’t seeing.


4 posted on 10/16/2011 3:57:31 PM PDT by a fool in paradise ('Are now or have you ever been a member of the tea party?' is NOT a legitimate debate question.)
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To: freedom1st

Not true is right.


5 posted on 10/16/2011 3:57:35 PM PDT by Jeff Winston
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To: freedom1st
The few of us paying attention to the election (so far) know that Cain is the real frontrunner but the mainstream media are trying to convince everybody else that Romney already has this in the bag.

Romney is the one that the Democrats want as they know that their long-term goals will not be jeopardized even if he wins.

6 posted on 10/16/2011 3:58:50 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: freedom1st

LOL, we have not even had one primary yet and the msm is already giving romney the nod. They don’t get it, the majority of pubs do NOT want romney, and they really really really mean it.


7 posted on 10/16/2011 3:59:40 PM PDT by HerrBlucher
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To: rabscuttle385
Milt Romney had a shocking loss to Herman Cain in the last PPP poll,
and Romney had a 3 to 1 incredibly devastating loss to Herman Cain in Florida
and Romney had yet another third place, hopeless, loss to Mr. Cain in the Presidential Straw Poll
of the National Federation of Republican Women, and
then there was Romney's recent humiliating loss to Mr. Cain
in the October Newsmax/InsiderAdvantage poll,
and how can anyone forget Romney's exsanguinating loss to Mr. Cain in the
Midwest Leadership Conference Straw Poll?

So the Boston Globe's Glen Johnson calls him the "FRONT RUNNER".

Wonder how much each prostitute-"journalist"-flack
at the Boston Globe receives to service what goes for
"news" from the Boston Globe these days?

8 posted on 10/16/2011 4:00:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: rabscuttle385

OK, its over, Romney will be the one. Well he’s the one they will back to win the nomination. In the mean time watch how they will try to demean Cain and do to him what they did to Palin. The one they smear the most is always the one they fear the most and all those “Jay-walking” Obama voters will believe anything they hear from the MSM and the entertainment industry.


9 posted on 10/16/2011 4:03:05 PM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (CAIN 2012, AMERICA ,LETS GET BACK TO "BUSINESS"!)
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To: freedom1st

> The latest polls show Cain as the front runner.

Cain is DOA unless he modifies his tax plan.

Almost everybody I know, including me, will be hurt by it.

I have 9 kids, a mortgage, and very high NH property taxes. I lose the child credit, the mortgage deduction, the property tax deduction, and I get a national 9% sales tax on everything besides.

It’s a lose-lose-lose-lose situation for me.

I haven’t found anybody in local TEA circles that thinks 999 is a good idea. Most of the TEA people I know, are dead set against it and will vote accordingly.


10 posted on 10/16/2011 4:03:26 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: rabscuttle385
Romney is solidifying front runner status??

Which world is the Boston Globe living in? That is what happens when you have too much of the medical marijuana.

11 posted on 10/16/2011 4:05:01 PM PDT by Moorings
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To: rabscuttle385

Boston Globe lies. Romney is not a frontrunner other then in their dreams. Other then liberals, his church, media, Cronies and paid schillings - who is FOR him? I don’t know anybody. Nor does anybody I have discussed it with. Ask around. Polls lie....


12 posted on 10/16/2011 4:05:10 PM PDT by Mechanicos
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To: Mechanicos

I agree with you. Romney has absolutely minimal support among grass roots voters. It’s all hype.


13 posted on 10/16/2011 4:06:14 PM PDT by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Crim
BINGO...the press has anointed Romney to be the guy Obama can beat....

Yep. I'm getting McLame deja vu.

I told my stepmother this when she said she was uncertain about Cain: Unless something changes dramatically, your choices will be Romney or Cain. Do you want Romney as the Republican nominee? The answer was an emphatic no.

Romney would have to move to the right in order to become a RINO.

14 posted on 10/16/2011 4:11:27 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: Westbrook

What income tax bracket are you currently in?


15 posted on 10/16/2011 4:12:38 PM PDT by BenKenobi (Honkeys for Herman! 10 percent is enough for God; 9 percent is enough for government)
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To: rabscuttle385

FUMR!!


16 posted on 10/16/2011 4:17:19 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
As Romney solidifies front-runner status, focus turns to Obama (Barf Alert)

When we bury Romney's political aspirations, I look forward to the inevitable declarations of "UNEXPECTED" by the lame stream media.

17 posted on 10/16/2011 4:21:37 PM PDT by Caipirabob ( Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: rabscuttle385

Who says Romney is the frontrunner? His numbers never change, which means he has maxed out his support.


18 posted on 10/16/2011 4:24:00 PM PDT by dforest
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To: rabscuttle385
He wont be front runner for long if Cain keeps hammering him like he did on Meet the Press today.

Gregory: “Why you and not Mitt Romney?”

Cain: ”Why me and not Mitt Romney? Mitt Romney is a great businessman. I have a lot of respect for him. He has been more of a Wall Street executive. I have been more of a Main Street executive.”

19 posted on 10/16/2011 4:24:11 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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To: nascarnation

I hate to think about it but once we have a GOP nominee, it is going to be one Obama campaign spot after another on radio and TV; newspapers and magazines! I think I’ll just snuggle down with a good book. If you’d like a list of books to read BEFORE we have a nominee, just FReepmail me.

In the meanwhile, please support Herman Cain with your most generous checks to:

Herman Cain, Inc.
Friends of Herman Cain, Inc.
P.O. Box 2158
Stockbridge, Georgia 30281

Thank you so much.


20 posted on 10/16/2011 4:30:25 PM PDT by Paperdoll (I like Herman Cain.)
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21 posted on 10/16/2011 4:31:35 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Moorings

The Glop has always been out of touch. I remember reading their pablum in the days before the ‘94 election and they thought it would be just another pro-Dem election.


22 posted on 10/16/2011 4:38:41 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

“Romney would have to move to the right in order to become a RINO.”

*snicker*


23 posted on 10/16/2011 4:45:47 PM PDT by Crim (Palin / West '12)
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To: rabscuttle385

It’s from the Globe. Their OWS fantasies are leaking in every word they print.


24 posted on 10/16/2011 4:46:24 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: freedom1st

Willard will do pretty good in those Rockefeller Republican states with open primaries, because of the Dems crossing over to vote for the man Obama can beat. This is a redux of how we got Dole, McCain, and why GHWB was Reagan’s VP.

Super Tuesday will be a different story.


25 posted on 10/16/2011 5:12:12 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: Westbrook

I’m guessing, with 11 dependents you probably pay $zero Federal Income Tax. You do, of course pay SS & Medicare and State Income Tax.

Why should someone else pick up the slack just because they are single, no children and work 80 hours a week?

Flat tax is fair tax!!!


26 posted on 10/16/2011 5:13:54 PM PDT by sodpoodle (God is ignoring me - because He is watching you)
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To: Westbrook

I hate that for you dude.

Moving out of NH would be a good idea. I for one am dang tired of subsidizing all these liberal states and their high property and income taxes by them being deductible.

You sound like that old Merle Haggard song, “Working Man”.

Looks like you’re going to have to grow a garden, get some chickens and put that raft of punks to work after school.


27 posted on 10/16/2011 5:25:36 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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To: rabscuttle385

Did I fall asleep? Are the primaries already underway?


28 posted on 10/16/2011 6:04:48 PM PDT by 6SJ7 (I'm an AmeriCain!)
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To: noprogs

> Looks like you’re going to have to grow a garden, get some
> chickens and put that raft of punks to work after school.

Heh.

We already have sheep, goats, chickens and a large garden. My kids do their fair share, and they’re home schooled.

We pay taxes for a school system we have no intention of using. 85% of my exorbitant property tax is for the schools.

I think what we need to do is CUT SPENDING, NOT RAISE TAXES.


29 posted on 10/16/2011 7:09:44 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: sodpoodle

> Why should someone else pick up the slack just because they
> are single, no children and work 80 hours a week?

What makes you think I don’t work 80 hours a week? Besides my “day job”, we run a little farm. Kids do most of the farm work, since they’re home schooled.

It’s my kids’ payroll taxes that will pay for your social security and mediscare, so be glad we had lots of them, even though we get a tax break for having them.
:)

Oh, and my kids are all conservative, from the oldest to the youngest. Home schooling helps. We’ve got two voting already. We discuss the issues often.


30 posted on 10/16/2011 7:16:28 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: rabscuttle385

lol

“But with the primary field finally set and Perry, the closest challenger”

Perry is in the low single digits, Cain is the frontrunner, whoever wrote this is an idiot.

Cain’s winning.


31 posted on 10/16/2011 8:13:06 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: Westbrook

999 would double my taxes too, but I don’t care, because it will never pass congress anyway.

So I am supporting Cain, because frankly, I like him.

GO CAIN!


32 posted on 10/16/2011 8:15:03 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: TexasFreeper2009

> 999 would double my taxes too, but I don’t care, because it
> will never pass congress anyway.
>
> So I am supporting Cain, because frankly, I like him.
>
> GO CAIN!

Even though I don’t like 999, I’ve been a Cain supporter for a long time. I still plan on voting for him in the NH primary.

I agree that 999, as proposed, would never make it through Congress, anyway. But I’d like to see Mr. Cain try to work out the kinks in his tax proposal. The good thing is that at least he has a proposal, though, IMHO, not an optimal one.


33 posted on 10/16/2011 8:24:10 PM PDT by Westbrook
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To: freedom1st
All Polls are rather skewed and difficult, in regards to predicting elections this far out.

In 2008, Giuliani had a very large majority of the polling momentum, as did Hillary Clinton.

In the end, it was completely different. Cain is much like Giuliani, in regards to outright short term popularity, which at this stage, is driven by mostly fanatical, political groupies, who eat, drink and sleep politics.

Give it time, especially after the money campaign starts. At this stage, it is historically favored by the most well funded and organized candidates. Given the facts, this is probably why McCain took the nomination.

Like it or not, the McCain campaign did have impeccable organization and planning. This is due to McCain's 30 years of political/election experience. Perry and Romney are the ones who will follow that trend and their funding is an indication of their solid voter support.

34 posted on 10/16/2011 8:25:36 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
Obama voters will believe anything they hear from the MSM and the entertainment industry

Obama voters will believe anything they hear from the MSM and the rest of the entertainment industry

There. Fixed it.

35 posted on 10/16/2011 8:32:25 PM PDT by aposiopetic
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To: TexasFreeper2009
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/us/republican_presidential_nomination-1452.html

LOL! What you lack in information, you surely do make up for in obstinance!

36 posted on 10/16/2011 8:37:00 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: rabscuttle385

The media lives in an alternate reality, apparently.


37 posted on 10/16/2011 8:40:53 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Dumbest analogy ever in history of politics.


38 posted on 10/16/2011 8:41:21 PM PDT by jgge
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

I am unsure exactly what you are referring too... so I will guess that you either dont like my comment about Perry being in the single digits (9% nationally according to your own link) or (4% in the latest new hampshire poll)

or possibly, you have a problem with my claim that Cain is the frontrunner .. which again using your link you can easily see that Cain has polled 27%,30%,29% in the last 3 national polls meaning he was leading in two of those, and tied in one.

So, again I am not exactly sure what your are commenting on.


39 posted on 10/16/2011 8:43:21 PM PDT by TexasFreeper2009 (Obama = Epic Fail)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

In fact at this point of the 2008 primaries campaign the McCain campaign was pronounced dead by every pundit and political commentator and it was Giuliani who was supposed to win it all because he was ahead in almost every poll.


40 posted on 10/16/2011 8:45:10 PM PDT by jgge
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To: TexasFreeper2009
According to the link I gave you, Perry is at 12.8%, based on the National average.

And at this point, polls mean very little, since they are based mostly on early name recognition and are mostly participated in by political extremists who live and breath politics.

Polls are only valid in the last week of the election season. This early, they are all wishful thinking and nothing more.

41 posted on 10/16/2011 8:48:24 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Westbrook

Amen to the cuts in taxes and spending.

I’m also glad to hear you’re raising kids who will have a connection to the land and know where their food comes from. Furthermore, I don’t have the disposition to homeschool but respect those who do immensely. I’m in about the same boat on the property taxes since our kids attend a private, Christian-based academy. About the only benefit I get from local taxation is grading the dirt road that goes by our little farm.

I don’t believe 9-9-9 will hurt anyone all that badly except for the free riders who need some skin in the game. Moving to a low tax state would be a good move for you, although I realize the inconveniences that can impose from personal experience.

Hey, at least you already have a moving crew! LOL

Good luck with all that.


42 posted on 10/16/2011 9:27:57 PM PDT by noprogs (Borders, Language, Culture....all should be preserved)
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And the concerted effort to extricate Perry from the race continues imprudently.


43 posted on 10/16/2011 9:35:20 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Save a pretzel for the gas jet.)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

>In 2008, Giuliani had a very large majority of the polling momentum, as did Hillary Clinton.

In the end, it was completely different. Cain is much like Giuliani, in regards to outright short term popularity, which at this stage, is driven by mostly fanatical, political groupies, who eat, drink and sleep politics.<

There is a huge difference between Giuliani and Cain. Rudy is a liberal republican. Cain most certainly is not. The conservative base rejected Rudy, as they will reject Romney. Cain is gaining support from conservatives. He scares the liberal press and the establishment republicans, but has many loyal supporters among the so-called broken glass republicans.

Do not count Herman Cain out. He’s no Rudy Giuliani.


44 posted on 10/16/2011 10:10:31 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: noprogs

I’ll be voting for Cain, anyway. I don’t see anybody better, nor do I think any of them has a chance to beat the descendent of Mahometan African slave traders that currently occupies the White House.

> About the only benefit I get from local taxation is grading
> the dirt road that goes by our little farm.

We have to grade and plow our own road. It’s “class VI”, which means the town does not maintain it. We’ve had to repair two total washouts in recent years.

> Moving to a low tax state would be a good move for you

NH does not have sales tax, nor income tax. As bad as our property taxes are, at least they are not compounded by other taxes. I’ve done the math, and we are better off in NH tax-wise than in any state other than Alaska.

I have thought of moving to Brazil, however. Yeah, they’re communist, but they don’t enforce like they do here. People are much more live-and-let-live there than they are here. This country is filled with lunatic, meddling busybodies who just won’t leave you alone.

If the U.S. ever goes full-out commie, and we are on the precipice of that, then living here will be like living in a giant gulag.


45 posted on 10/17/2011 4:49:01 AM PDT by Westbrook
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To: jgge
In fact at this point of the 2008 primaries campaign the McCain campaign was pronounced dead by every pundit and political commentator and it was Giuliani who was supposed to win it all because he was ahead in almost every poll.

Hmm, thanks for correcting me.

Still, it seems pretty obvious that the press loves RINOs....until after the nomination.

46 posted on 10/17/2011 6:13:25 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s ( If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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