Skip to comments.Romney Hasn't Earned the GOP Nomination
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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I can do it in two words: Romney sucks.
Because he is a liberal running as a conservative.
Darn right he hasn’t earned it
Not gonna vote for him. Wouldn’t be prudent.
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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.
Once the primary elections start, Romney won’t look so inevitable.
No, you don't, and the same goes for Romney.
Both of them have their own self-interest over the country.
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.
****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’.
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?
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
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.
Another three words:
“Assault weapon ban.”
OK, want four words?
“Permanent assault weapon ban.”
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:
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.
Romney is a mayonnaise sandwich on white bread.
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.
I don’t want Washington insiders to pick our candidate. They did that with McCain and Dole — and we know how well they did.
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.