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Romney refuses to back Kasich against govt unions
Washington Examiner ^ | Oct. 25, 2011 | Conn Carroll

Posted on 10/25/2011 12:35:35 PM PDT by libstripper

Campaigning in Ohio today, Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stopped by a Republican Party phone-bank making calls in support of Gov. John Kasich's government union reform referendum, but refused to endorse the actual referendum. CNN's Peter Hamby called the scene an "incredible moment in politics."

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: happymormon; johnkasich; kasich; mittens; ohio; referendum; romney; romney4dnc; romney4iag; romney4romney; romney4seiu; romney4sharia; romney4unions; romneyhatesamericans; romneyvsamerica; slickmitt; union; unions
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One more reason to vote for a not Romney in pubbie primaries.
1 posted on 10/25/2011 12:35:38 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

romeny wouldn’t want to lose any of the union vote, would he?


2 posted on 10/25/2011 12:36:58 PM PDT by ken21
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To: libstripper

Should read: “An incredible moment in political stupidity.”


3 posted on 10/25/2011 12:37:15 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS U.S.A. PRESIDENT)
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To: libstripper

There is no doubt about who this guy . . . isn’t.


4 posted on 10/25/2011 12:37:34 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: ken21

Say good night the party is over, Mitt.


5 posted on 10/25/2011 12:37:41 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: libstripper

Don’t know the GOP nominee will be. It won’t be Romulus.


6 posted on 10/25/2011 12:39:09 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: SatinDoll

This wasn’t a simple political gaffe; Mittens just stepped into an open manhole and fell down the sewer. Rush has already picked it up.


7 posted on 10/25/2011 12:39:53 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: libstripper

Keep digging, Mit!!


8 posted on 10/25/2011 12:39:57 PM PDT by SMARTY ("The people never give up their liberties but under some delusion." Edmund Burke)
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To: libstripper

Just a wild guess - bet Cain, Perry and Newt will back Kasich.


9 posted on 10/25/2011 12:40:05 PM PDT by C. Edmund Wright
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To: Mouton

“Say good night the party is over, Mitt.”

I wish. There is a real chance the nomenklatura will compel a choice between Romney of Obama within the franchise teams. Mark Levin’s famous empty orange juice can is looking better and better.


10 posted on 10/25/2011 12:40:07 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Mouton

“Say good night the party is over, Mitt.”

I wish. There is a real chance the nomenklatura will compel a choice between Romney or Obama within the franchise teams. Mark Levin’s famous empty orange juice can is looking better and better.


11 posted on 10/25/2011 12:40:36 PM PDT by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: libstripper

It’s politics.

Kasich is going to get hammered on the SB5 vote. Romney knows that, and doesn’t want to be anywhere near it.


12 posted on 10/25/2011 12:40:36 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: libstripper

In June he supported Kasich. The wind from the polls have flipped Mitt’s hair in the other direction.

What a disgrace. From a June Facebook post:

“My friends in Ohio are fighting to defend crucial reforms that the state has put in place to limit the power of union bosses and keep taxes low. I stand with John R. Kasich and Ohio’s leaders as they take on this important fight to get control of government spending. Please visit www.BetterOhio.org for more information.”


13 posted on 10/25/2011 12:41:35 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: libstripper

Mitt is still waiting for poll results to see if Backing Kasich will help or hurt him politically. The man has no deeply held convictions.


14 posted on 10/25/2011 12:41:37 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: libstripper

Mitt is still waiting for poll results to see if backing Kasich will help or hurt him politically. The man has no deeply held convictions.


15 posted on 10/25/2011 12:41:54 PM PDT by ConservativeTeen (Proud Right Wing Extremist)
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To: libstripper

Why is everyone mad at mittens? He’s just toeing the RINO part line with the backing of the GOP establishment.
Know your enemy, FRiends.


16 posted on 10/25/2011 12:42:30 PM PDT by Scotsman will be Free (11C - Indirect fire, infantry - High angle hell - We will bring you, FIRE)
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To: brownsfan

In June he was 100% behind Kasich. Hume and Rove will take care of the spin on this for him.


17 posted on 10/25/2011 12:43:08 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: NoMitt

Twenty percent of the voters, including me and my family, voted for Perot in 1992. If Romney is the nominee, I am preapred to do it again - he is well beyond a Rockefeller Republican.


18 posted on 10/25/2011 12:43:17 PM PDT by laconic
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To: Psalm 144

There is no doubt he is the party Rino’s choice.


19 posted on 10/25/2011 12:44:48 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

President Perry, VP Cain and SOS Gingrich. Now that’s a threesome I could go with. And not in a sexual way so forgetaboutit.


20 posted on 10/25/2011 12:47:10 PM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (They vote twice, we'll vote three times. AND DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: NoMitt

“In June he was 100% behind Kasich. Hume and Rove will take care of the spin on this for him.”

Romney has no convictions. His guiding light is whatever will get more votes. He is the prototypical sleazeball politician.

But, Romney is smart enough to see Kasich on the way to a defeat, and is steering clear. Kasich mishandled SB5, and the Ohio voters are going to spank him for it.


21 posted on 10/25/2011 12:47:11 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: laconic

I am also 100% prepared to either stay home Nov 2012 or vote 3rd party if Romney is our nominee. Consequences be damned, atleast I’ll be able to live with myself not being a political whore. A Romney presidency is worse than an Obama presidency because atleast the House GOP (and part of the GOP Senate) will stand up to Obama from time to time, and not be pawns in Romney’s big government agenda.


22 posted on 10/25/2011 12:47:43 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: libstripper

This is typical Romney behavior of never taking a position.

If we think Obama leads from behind, Romney will be worse.


23 posted on 10/25/2011 12:49:17 PM PDT by Presbyterian Reporter
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To: libstripper

RINO

Romney
Is
Neo
Obama


24 posted on 10/25/2011 12:49:53 PM PDT by cruise_missile
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To: libstripper

The union bill is unpopular in OH.

Ergo, Mitt “Windsock” Romney is against it.

Romney would convert to Islam if he thought he could carry Michigan by doing it.


25 posted on 10/25/2011 12:50:04 PM PDT by MeanWestTexan (Beware Obama's Reichstag Fire.)
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To: libstripper

Wouldn’t it just be simpler if Romney, Huntsman and Hillary ran against Obama in the Democratic primaries? Based on his foreign policy and such, Wrong Paul belongs over there, too.


26 posted on 10/25/2011 12:50:24 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: C. Edmund Wright

Newt and Kasich were tight in the 1997 balanced budget effort. I believe they remained friends. Kasich made a run for the GOP presidential nomination - too bad he failed.

He’s a good guy.


27 posted on 10/25/2011 12:50:51 PM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature.)
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To: NoMitt

Same here. No more holding my nose and voting.

The loss of our votes will be filled by Mitts Moderates anyway.


28 posted on 10/25/2011 12:51:50 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: libstripper

It would only be a gaffe if Cain or Bachmann said this.

Pray for America


29 posted on 10/25/2011 12:52:02 PM PDT by bray (Join the Cain Mutiny, tell the IRS 9-9-9!)
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To: NoMitt; laconic

“I am also 100% prepared to either stay home Nov 2012 or vote 3rd party if Romney is our nominee. “

Do as you see fit. However, three years ago, many here were whining and said Obama would be no worse than McCain.

I submit to you that they were wrong on a grand scale.

And I also would say that a second term for Obama would be orders of magnitude worse than a Romney presidency.

I’ll vote for a brick over Obama.


30 posted on 10/25/2011 12:53:04 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: C. Edmund Wright
Just a wild guess - bet Cain, Perry and Newt will back Kasich.

Oh lord, I hope so. We NEED Issue 2 to PASS in two weeks!!!

Romney, you're an idiot.
31 posted on 10/25/2011 12:54:29 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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To: brownsfan

Kasich is going to get hammered on the SB5 vote. Romney knows that, and doesn’t want to be anywhere near it.

So what’s Mitts plan to get spending under control? If he doesn’t support Kasich’s plan, what’s Mitts plan? Raise taxes?


32 posted on 10/25/2011 12:54:53 PM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: laconic

You’re voting for Perot?


33 posted on 10/25/2011 12:55:17 PM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: brownsfan

I voted for McCain, and I could probably plug my nose and do it again. I can’t do it for Mitt. Sorry.


34 posted on 10/25/2011 12:57:45 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: libstripper

Romney is closer to kacinich than Kasich.


35 posted on 10/25/2011 12:59:51 PM PDT by Leep
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To: libstripper

Romney sure isn’t big on taking any risks during this campaign, is he?

Man up, Mitt.


36 posted on 10/25/2011 12:59:53 PM PDT by ScottinVA (Hurrah me boys, for FREEDOM! `Tis the risin` o` the moon!)
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To: tennmountainman

“So what’s Mitts plan to get spending under control? If he doesn’t support Kasich’s plan, what’s Mitts plan? Raise taxes?”

First, it’s not Romney’s issue, it’s Kasich’s. It’s a state level mess.

Second, a plan that doesn’t work, isn’t a good plan. Rather than go for incremental reform, Kaisch went for the whole enchalada. If Ohio voters were given SB27 that asked public employees to pay a small fraction of their healthcare/retirement plans, and not hit the collective bargaining issue, it would have passed.

Ohio is a fundamentally blue collar state, a smart politician will operate with the conditions on the ground.


37 posted on 10/25/2011 1:00:11 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: ken21
romeny wouldn’t want to lose any of the union vote, would he?

He's a fool if he thinks he's going to get any of the union vote anyway.

38 posted on 10/25/2011 1:01:48 PM PDT by PGR88 (I'm so open-minded my brains fell out)
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To: NoMitt

“I can’t do it for Mitt. Sorry.”

Do as you wish. But, Obama and his band of commies in a second term, with no re-election to worry about. Well, in 4 years, we’d look back at this time as the good old days.


39 posted on 10/25/2011 1:02:26 PM PDT by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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It’s politics. Kasich is going to get hammered on the SB5 vote. Romney knows that, and doesn’t want to be anywhere near it.

Well if Mittens really didn't want to be "anywhere near it" he could have been in any of the other 49 states instead of in Ohio today.

Any of the 56 other states if he's like Obama.

40 posted on 10/25/2011 1:03:54 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (Free TOTUS)
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To: fatnotlazy

Whoever his equivalent is on the third party ticket which is bound to come if Romney is the nominee.


41 posted on 10/25/2011 1:06:17 PM PDT by laconic
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I’ll vote for a brick over Obama.

It doesn't appear we'll get a candidate with conservative credentials at least as good as a brick's to vote for.

42 posted on 10/25/2011 1:15:32 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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To: brownsfan

That’s why we defeat Romney now. Romney will set back the GOP 20 years if he becomes President.


43 posted on 10/25/2011 1:15:56 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: tacticalogic; brownsfan

Exactly. I’d vote for a brick over Romney, so what’s my options?


44 posted on 10/25/2011 1:17:11 PM PDT by NoMitt
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To: libstripper

More mush from the Wimp.


45 posted on 10/25/2011 1:21:05 PM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: libstripper

He should just change his name to “Scott Brown”.


46 posted on 10/25/2011 1:24:33 PM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: libstripper

What a horse’s ass. Anyone need any more reason not to vote for this guy?


47 posted on 10/25/2011 1:24:49 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: ken21

“IF” ANYONE HAD ANY DOUBT ABOUT THIS POSEUR, “this” HAS TO REMOVE IT.

NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!


48 posted on 10/25/2011 1:25:30 PM PDT by onyx (You're here on FR, so support it! Compiling New Sarah Ping List. Let me know if you want on it.)
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To: brownsfan
Ohio is a fundamentally blue collar state, a smart politician will operate with the conditions on the ground.

It can happen in Wisconsin and NOT Ohio? And Wisconsin's reforms went beyond Ohio's.

There has been ZERO ad pushes for YES on 2. Have not seen much anywhere, although I did receive a good flyer in the mail over the weekend. It said something like, "If these guys are against Issue 2 (with pictures of Obama, Biden and maybe one other person), then it may be good to be FOR it."
49 posted on 10/25/2011 1:25:53 PM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Shaking My Head on a daily basis)
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Exactly. I’d vote for a brick over Romney, so what’s my options?

Start a Jim Thompson write-in campaign?

50 posted on 10/25/2011 1:26:42 PM PDT by tacticalogic
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