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Romney Hasn't Earned the GOP Nomination
American Spectator ^ | 10/18/11 | Aaron Goldstein

Posted on 10/18/2011 12:48:25 PM PDT by freespirited

Notwithstanding the fact that not a single ballot has been cast in any of the Republican primaries, there seems to be a concerted effort by the liberal media to bestow the GOP nomination upon former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney.

According to the Detroit Free Press, "Mitt Romney's steady-as-she-goes campaign for the presidential nomination is beginning to look inevitable." The Washington Post tells us that Romney "is suddenly attracting new support from major donors and elected officials… as people across the GOP grow more accepting of the presidential contender as the party's standard-bearer." Doyle McManus of the Los Angeles Times declares, "It's beginning to look as if the former Massachusetts governor will win the nomination almost by default."

Isn't it peculiar that Romney is "beginning" to look like the inevitable, Republican nominee at the very moment that Herman Cain is resonating amongst conservatives and surging in the polls? Can the liberal media (and for that matter some GOP donors and elected officials) really be this spooked by Cain? Well, he sure does mess up their "Tea Partiers hate having a black man in the White House" narrative quite nicely. It's kind of difficult for the liberal media to credibly cast Republicans as racist if they nominate a black man. In fact, casting such aspersions against Tea Partiers would look really, really stupid. Without the Tea Party there would be no Cain surge.

So why is there such a strong resistance amongst conservatives towards Romney? It could be summed up in three words: lack of authenticity.

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So why is there such a strong resistance amongst conservatives towards Romney? It could be summed up in three words: lack of authenticity.

I can do it in two words: Romney sucks.

1 posted on 10/18/2011 12:48:27 PM PDT by freespirited
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To: freespirited

ditto.


2 posted on 10/18/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT by ken21
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To: freespirited
So why is there such a strong resistance amongst conservatives towards Romney?

Because he is a liberal running as a conservative.

3 posted on 10/18/2011 12:50:08 PM PDT by South40 ('Heartless' since 1957)
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To: freespirited

Darn right he hasn’t earned it


4 posted on 10/18/2011 12:52:49 PM PDT by rightistight
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To: South40
Since Romney believes man is destroying the Earth with global warming, it's his duty as a human being to resign from the race and go help Algore get the message out.
5 posted on 10/18/2011 12:54:53 PM PDT by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: rightistight

Not gonna vote for him. Wouldn’t be prudent.


6 posted on 10/18/2011 12:55:25 PM PDT by American Quilter (Herman Cain for President: a conservative with 40 years of executive experience.)
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To: freespirited
I can do it in two words: Romney sucks.

More Like this:

Romney sucks!


7 posted on 10/18/2011 12:57:41 PM PDT by JakeS (If occupy wallstreet had any brain or honesty they would be in front of the <s>w</s>shitehouse)
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To: freespirited

They beg for more government, then complain louder about the government they begged for.

They complain about non-polished candidates who get pushed out and end up with fake, plastic liars.


8 posted on 10/18/2011 12:57:51 PM PDT by dk88 (Keep your laws off my body)
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To: freespirited

Once the primary elections start, Romney won’t look so inevitable.


9 posted on 10/18/2011 12:58:13 PM PDT by CASchack
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To: rightistight
You know where you stand with Cain on the issues.

No, you don't, and the same goes for Romney.

Both of them have their own self-interest over the country.

10 posted on 10/18/2011 1:00:35 PM PDT by World'sGoneInsane (Just because you say it doesn't make it true. By repeating it, just makes it propaganda.)
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To: freespirited

It isn’t just the liberal media trying to make Romney inevitable. “Conservatives” are doing the same on news websites, blogs, radio and FOX. All are working the hand that feeds them —the money.


11 posted on 10/18/2011 1:00:58 PM PDT by RitaOK (TEXAS. It's EXHIBIT A for Rick, who needs to pound the fiction flackers back into the Stone Age.)
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To: freespirited

****Romney “is suddenly attracting new support from major donors and elected officials… as people across the GOP grow more accepting of the presidential contender as the party’s standard-bearer****

Translation: Establishment major donor/cronies are panicked that Herman Cain is surging ahead of Romney in voter preference. This is an unexpected development and throwing money at the problem is the only thing they understand. They call it ‘an investment’.


12 posted on 10/18/2011 1:05:08 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: CASchack

The GOP insiders are trying to insure ORomney gets the nomination... and many state rules are stacked in his favor... in Florida in 2008, the state GOP bigwigs gave ALL delegates to the top vote getter (NOT MAJORITY). McPain won all with a mere 32% total vote and went down in flames in November. I don’t think the rules have changed. The GOP insiders HATE the Tea Party as much (if not more) than the DemWits! Go figure?


13 posted on 10/18/2011 1:05:24 PM PDT by FiddlePig (truth is hard... lies are easy - http://redneckoblogger.blogspot.com)
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To: freespirited

Bernie Goldberg was last night on BOR and he insisted that Romney is going to be the nominee, because he is the only one who could beat 0-bama. He also said if 0-bama gets reelected he knows who to blame. I used to like Goldberg, but he is nothing but a Romney shill


14 posted on 10/18/2011 1:06:47 PM PDT by Kaslin (Acronym for OBAMA: One Big Ass Mistake America)
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To: Vision
Since Romney believes man is destroying the Earth with global warming, it's his duty as a human being to resign from the race and go help Algore get the message out.

They both claim the earth is over populated, so both should lead by example, do the planet and us on it a favor by no longer eating, drinking, and breathing.

15 posted on 10/18/2011 1:07:50 PM PDT by JakeS (If occupy wallstreet had any brain or honesty they would be in front of the <s>w</s>shitehouse)
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To: freespirited

Another three words:

“Assault weapon ban.”

OK, want four words?

“Permanent assault weapon ban.”

http://www.iberkshires.com/story.php?story_id=14812

Willard is simply not a conservative. The reason why so many *Republicans* from back east back him is because he’s their type of elitist poof: Degrees from the right schools, rolls in the correct circles, born with a silver foot in his mouth,etc.

The esteemed Iowahawk’s parody of these types of Republicans is very well done in his series of posts under the pen-name of T. Coddington van Vorhees VII:

http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/t-coddington-van-voorhees-vii/

That captures Mittens so perfectly, I wish Dave would write up a T. Coddington piece about this horrible black pizza-man pulling into the lead ahead of the proper and correct “conservative” to take on Obama.

I’ve been pretty quiet on what my choice(s) for POTUS candidate might be, but I’ve also been pretty critical of Romney as well. Here, for all those who might still be carrying a torch for Romney, is the hard and fast truth:

There are no conservatives with longer memories or more litmus-tested voting patterns than gun owners. None. Gun owners never forget, and very rarely forgive.

Romney has a record that gun owners and RKBA types will not allow to pass. Gun owners have money, they have votes and with legislative records such as they are, Romney has no chance against Obama. Because on guns, he’s no better than Obama, which means that gun owners who have other issues influencing their decisions are now left with no clear reason to vote for Romney. It now becomes a choice of “the lesser of two evils.”

When we get to the issue of health care, we see that Romney is no better than Obama. Two Ivy League buttinski’s who think they know what is best for me. Once again, we’re down to a choice of “the lesser of two evils.”

On issue after issue, the voter with an eye for details sees that there is no daylight between Romney and Obama. They’re effectively the same. It comes down to voting for the party label and the personality, nothing else.


16 posted on 10/18/2011 1:08:04 PM PDT by NVDave
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To: freespirited

Romney is a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread.


17 posted on 10/18/2011 1:14:52 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: freespirited

And people wonder why I left the Republican party when Nixon didn’t go to jail. Laws are made for you and me but not for the Elected Elite. Herman Cain, Michele Bachmann we need you.


18 posted on 10/18/2011 1:20:19 PM PDT by steveab (When was the last time someone tried to sell you a CO2 induced climate control system for your home?)
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To: freespirited

I don’t want Washington insiders to pick our candidate. They did that with McCain and Dole — and we know how well they did.


19 posted on 10/18/2011 1:22:50 PM PDT by JoeGar
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To: JoeGar

Right on the nail.

They can’t pick their noses let alone a conservative candidate.
Cain is attracting the base who will support him but let Romney die like McCain.


20 posted on 10/18/2011 1:42:04 PM PDT by Kozy (Calling Al Gore)
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To: freespirited

Cain is leading in Iowa but the one I want to see him take is New Hampshire. Wouldn’t that just knock the wind out of Romney’s sails?


21 posted on 10/18/2011 1:44:16 PM PDT by Graybeard58 (Of course Obama loves his country but Herman Cain loves mine.)
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To: Graybeard58
That would be totally awesome!!
22 posted on 10/18/2011 1:56:19 PM PDT by freespirited (Stupid people are ruining America. --Herman Cain)
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To: freespirited

Yeah, just like they gave us McCain last election. Time to get aboard the Cain train! Politics be damned.


23 posted on 10/18/2011 2:15:40 PM PDT by New Jersey Realist (America: home of the free because of the brave)
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To: freespirited

Romney’s as fake as a $3 bill.


24 posted on 10/18/2011 2:42:05 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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