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GOP Insiders Near-Unanimous in Predicting Romney Nomination
National Journal ^ | October 28, 2011 | Taylor West and Peter Bell

Posted on 10/28/2011 10:01:34 AM PDT by EMG2012

The large Republican presidential field, along with the dramatic surges and collapses of several of its candidates, may ultimately be much ado about nothing. That, at least, is the conclusion of the Republican strategists surveyed in this week's National Journal Political Insiders Poll, who almost unanimously identified Mitt Romney as the most likely candidate to win the nomination. In the five times the GOP Insiders have been asked that question in 2011, Romney has never surrendered the top spot.

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Thoughts?
1 posted on 10/28/2011 10:01:35 AM PDT by EMG2012
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To: EMG2012

Like we didn’t already know that...........


2 posted on 10/28/2011 10:04:36 AM PDT by Red Badger (Obama's number one economics advisor must be a Magic Eight Ball.................)
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To: EMG2012

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The long and the short of it...

Semper Watching!
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3 posted on 10/28/2011 10:04:42 AM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: EMG2012

Well, that’s it, then: we should all support Romney, who will give us qualified, professional, steady-as-she-goes government like the other insider-blessed candidates have done in the past. ‘More of the same’ is what’s needed. /s


4 posted on 10/28/2011 10:07:46 AM PDT by Grut
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To: EMG2012

GOP “insiders” can go suck a root so far as I’m concerned!


5 posted on 10/28/2011 10:09:54 AM PDT by Bigun ("The most fearsome words in the English language are I'm from the government and I'm here to help!")
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To: EMG2012

Thoughts? Well if Myth is the nominee we will have same result as we did in 2008 when the media gave us our canidate...welcome to BHO second term...
Freegards
Lex


6 posted on 10/28/2011 10:12:28 AM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: EMG2012

He could have some trouble with the magic underpants.


7 posted on 10/28/2011 10:13:46 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: EMG2012
Unfortunately, I see the same situation happening this election year as happened in 2008 where the Conservative vote was split and the RINO vote was unified which allowed McCain to get the nomination. This time around, the conservative vote is being split by Cain, Perry, Gingrich, and Bachmann while the RINO vote has unified around Romney. Unless a couple of the Conservative candidates drop out early in the primary season, it's shaping up to be 2008 all over again.
8 posted on 10/28/2011 10:14:10 AM PDT by apillar
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To: EMG2012
If Romney is the GOP nominee, I - and I'm confident my family - will not vote GOP.

No more RINO'S!

No more kowtowing to the GOP. I will put my resources to electing conservatives to local, state and regional elections.

Oh but if I do that you might say I'm helping to re-elect OBAMA.

GET OVER IT! NO MORE RINO'S! It will be the fault of the GOP if Obama is re-elected!

9 posted on 10/28/2011 10:14:36 AM PDT by prisoner6 (Right Wing Nuts bolt The Constitution together as the loose screws of the Left fall out!)
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To: EMG2012
Myth will lose and he will cause 0 to destroy this nation.


10 posted on 10/28/2011 10:14:48 AM PDT by Uri’el-2012 (Psalm 119:174 I long for Your salvation, YHvH, Your law is my delight.)
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To: EMG2012

Thoughts? Sure. The fix is in.


11 posted on 10/28/2011 10:15:46 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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12 posted on 10/28/2011 10:15:57 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: EMG2012
@#$& them and the horse they rode in on!

The plan seems to be that they will push Romney to the right enough to get him nominated and elected. There is no way, of course, to keep him from his leftist ways after that.

13 posted on 10/28/2011 10:19:04 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: EMG2012
If any of you feared communism or socialism, well we've been living it for years, little by litte, already!

When is the last time WE THE PEOPLE chose our candidate? We will be sucker-punched again. This country is DOOMED!

14 posted on 10/28/2011 10:19:57 AM PDT by blondee123 (Obama-(The Wanna-be Dictator!) DICTATOR. Screw the Constitution, EO is all that counts now.)
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To: EMG2012

All the more reason to vote for Cain.


15 posted on 10/28/2011 10:22:22 AM PDT by pallis
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To: EMG2012

The infested GOP needs to pulled inside out and sanitized with flamethrowers.


16 posted on 10/28/2011 10:26:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (Rick Perry engages in corporate welfare via Texas TEF/ETF)
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To: EMG2012

The GOP best listen to the people and not go against them. This time around, the people of this country will turn against them and run them all out of office. You would think that the GOP would join the rest of us and turn this country around and make it what it’s supposed to be.


17 posted on 10/28/2011 10:27:32 AM PDT by RC2
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To: EMG2012

In the article,
“Another suggested Republicans would eventually come around. “While Romney certainly isn’t a tea party favorite at the moment, by November they will have fallen in ‘like’ with him given that the alternative is Obama.”

The majority of my family reluctantly voted for McCain because of Palin on the ticket as VP. The majority of us have vowed not to vote for a RINO regardless of whom is chosen as VP candidate.


18 posted on 10/28/2011 10:29:19 AM PDT by texteacher
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To: EMG2012

I respect the thoughts of these Insiders just as much as I respect the thoughts of economists or political scientists(barf).


19 posted on 10/28/2011 10:33:19 AM PDT by bossmechanic (If all else fails, hit it with a hammer)
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To: EMG2012

President Hillary Clinton who was annointed by the democrat insiders certainly agrees with the Republican insiders.


20 posted on 10/28/2011 10:34:49 AM PDT by FlipWilson
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To: texteacher

I’m with you. I think the ticket will be Romney/Cain (and like it or not, Cain is a Romney supporter) in hopes that people who hate the RINO will vote for the VP. I voted for Palin, too, but it was a waste of time and I knew it. And I have never been sure that McCain wouldn’t have found some way of dumping her if he had by some miracle gotten elected.

The GOP tried running a VP once and it didn’t work. The VP is meaningless. Plugs Biden was a joke and was only picked because he was white, dumb and no threat to Bambi. But people voted for Bambi, not against Biden; Bambi could have run with Sponge Bob as his running mate and people still would have voted for him.

There is no way I would vote for Romney, who would do nothing but reinforce Obama’s policies, probably keep most of Bambi’s appointees on board, and would be the final nail in the coffin for the GOP.


21 posted on 10/28/2011 10:36:09 AM PDT by livius
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To: EMG2012
...by November they will have fallen in ‘like’ with him given that the alternative is Obama.”

Not this Republican, I refuse to 'hold my nose' again for anyone. There's not a nickel's worth of difference between Prezbo and Mittens. I'm going to vote, but it won't be for Dem Light.

22 posted on 10/28/2011 10:37:04 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: livius

Coming soon to a primary near you. INVASION OF THE RINOS!


23 posted on 10/28/2011 10:37:30 AM PDT by Luther1917
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To: EMG2012

They want to lose——again.

Status-quo, they regain control of the senate, keep the house and get their turn back at the public tit even if they don’t win the white house.

Sad thing is the country is in such bad shape that even without conservative votes that snake oil salesman Romney might win. Ah, you go from liberal to diet liberal...


24 posted on 10/28/2011 10:37:53 AM PDT by sarge83
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To: EMG2012

You know, I didn’t like McCain but I didn’t hate him. Never in my adult life has the GOP nominated someone who I absolutely hate. I learned my lesson with Lyndon Baines Bush. Electing a big government, spendaholic regulator as president is worse than losing.


25 posted on 10/28/2011 10:46:18 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: RC2
How quickly they (the GOP) forget what happened in the 2010 elections. We conservatives showed our force in that election. The narratives from the GOP Rinos is that the Tea Party and other conservatives will fall in line and vote for Romney. An overwhelming number of Conservatives, like myself, have our day-to-day jobs, family, and faith that consume most of our time. Rest assurred that as we approach the primaries and election time, we will be heard from. We've done our homework and understand fully what's at stake in the next election. The sleeping giant no longer sleeps. We are waiting until the time is right and we will be a force to be reckoned with. If we are not successful in the next election, this could possibly our last.
26 posted on 10/28/2011 10:47:03 AM PDT by Patrioticdale (" I regret that I have only one life to give for my country" ---- Nathan Hale)
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To: EMG2012

Thoughts? How about IBTZ.


27 posted on 10/28/2011 10:48:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U; EMG2012

dude is a ZOT CANDIDATE unless he starts talking. What happened EMG, cannot post replies, only post articles .... like we got a Romney article shortage.


28 posted on 10/28/2011 10:51:03 AM PDT by campaignPete R-CT (I will go back to New Hampshire to campaign.)
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To: EMG2012

Don’t the insiders know they only get one vote?


29 posted on 10/28/2011 10:51:05 AM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: EMG2012

Speak, or forever hold the lightning bolt.


30 posted on 10/28/2011 10:54:09 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Checking Romney’s staff: Elizabeth Myers & Gail Gitchmo.

Anagram forensic research;) Ha Ha.


31 posted on 10/28/2011 10:59:22 AM PDT by sodpoodle (Cain - touching the better angels of our nature. Newt - knowledge is power.)
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To: EMG2012

“Because we know better than you.”


32 posted on 10/28/2011 11:03:37 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: prisoner6

I do not totally agree with you, but you are far more right then wrong!!! We cannot allow a RINO like Mitt Romney to be nominated. Our nominee, whoever he or she may be, needs to go on the attack with supreme gusto on both Obama and the Democrat Party. When I think of how weak sister, McCain kissed up to Obama, it makes me sick!!! McCain knew what a Marxist Obama was and, like the media, gave him a clear pass. We cannot afford this again!!! Obama is dirty, from head to toe, and....IMHO, is doing everything humanly possible to destroy the American Republic both economically and through a foreign policy that gives great advantage to all the enemies of these United States of America. I am also deeply dismayed that the GOP field of nominees, conservatives included, never launches sustained truthfull attacks on Obama during their debates (another pass, IMHO). For goodness sakes, Obama has purposely lost the entire Middle East, less Israel, to the Muslim Brotherhood who now slaughter African Blacks Christians & Jews at will. The USA is now in harms way, just Obama has ordained. My point is, when will the Republicans start to effectively begin to really take Obama down, or will they just whimp out and take whatever crumbs Obama, the hater & destroyer of the USA gives them!!!


33 posted on 10/28/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX
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To: EMG2012

The FR sidebar is reserved for FR business. Not news articles.


34 posted on 10/28/2011 11:07:40 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: EMG2012

Read the article folks,

these are campaign manager types (managers, spin doctors, surrogates etc.)

They are looking at the money and the ground troups. Romney has those and most other candidates do not.

Also think Decathalon. Romney has been steady while other candidates flare and fade. (bachman, perry)

then we also have the go nowhere candidates of huntsman, santorum, and johnson.

There fore it is LIKELY but nobody said certain.


35 posted on 10/28/2011 11:17:29 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory
In NY the GOP spends much more time destroying Conservative candidates. TEA folk are not welcome around the rinos.

The National GOP will take out Mr. Cain if He becomes a pain, just watch. It's Romneys turn, just like Bob Dole, John Mclame and Bush 1

36 posted on 10/28/2011 12:11:04 PM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Bigun

Well then the establishment geniuses must know that romney will lose to zero. And even if romney wins, they know that the GOP will fall apart. Wow, real smart because romney will not turn things around with more statism and the GOP will take the fall.


37 posted on 10/28/2011 12:19:38 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: EMG2012
The really interesting thing is that Republican and Democrat insiders agree that Romney would be the 'strongest' candidate.

Tells you all you need to know--about the insiders in question.

It's long past time for some outsiders to come in and really shake things up in DC...
38 posted on 10/28/2011 12:23:58 PM PDT by Antoninus (Take the pledge: I will not vote for Mitt Romney under any circumstances. EVER.)
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To: EMG2012
Romney, McConnel, Bohner, Obama. How do we tell the difference?

Obama or Romney, either way it will be the end of the GOP.

39 posted on 10/28/2011 12:44:52 PM PDT by lewislynn ( What does the global warming movement and the Fairtax movement have in commom? Misinformation)
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To: sanjuanbob

He could have some trouble with the magic underpants.””

I think he is going to have more trouble with the miles of video tape from his past, where he supports the Brady Law against the 2nd Amendment without any changes-—whee he supports Roe vs Wade-—where he created Romneycare & such care applies to illegals without any cost to them.....

There is a long list of his transgressions against Conservatives & smaller government.. I don’t hink Mitt can hide that long list for the next 12 +++ months successfully.

I really am not listening to the ‘GOP strategists”. The more they say to push a particular candidate, the more I look elsewhere. I don’t trust the “GOP’ anymore.


40 posted on 10/28/2011 12:51:20 PM PDT by ridesthemiles
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To: EMG2012

41 posted on 10/28/2011 12:57:21 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('If man is not governed by God, he will be ruled by tyrants.' -- William Penn)
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To: ridesthemiles

strategists are paid to push a candidate.

All those elected politicians who support romney have election staffers who are paid to say what their boss tells them to say.


42 posted on 10/28/2011 1:10:20 PM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: EMG2012
"Thoughts?

So you signed up yesterday to post this garbage. And I wonder who paid you to pimp Romney here?

You can tell who ever paid you that conservatives know how you RINOs and elites work. Every socialistic one of you needs to understand that if Romney somehow gets the nomination, we will never vote for him. There is no one he can add to his ticket that will change our minds. We know how you work. We don't like it and we won't vote for it.

43 posted on 10/28/2011 2:07:12 PM PDT by Waryone (RINOs, Elites, and Socialists - on the endangered list, soon to become extinct.)
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To: EMG2012

Conservatives Near-Unanimous in Predicting Romney Debacle and Third Party Status


44 posted on 10/28/2011 2:20:51 PM PDT by NTHockey (Rules of engagement #1: Take no prisoners)
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To: EMG2012

One minor problem. Their votes amount to about 0.001% of the general electorate. THE PEOPLE decide this one unfortunately. Modern communications is going to shake this one up to the core, they are going to be screaming for mercy. Where will they go for their next jobs? The DC beltway revolving door is going to hit them right smack in the face, they had better read the TEA leaves.


45 posted on 10/30/2011 8:51:54 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Spam (in a friendly way of course) Sarah Palin's Facebook Wall that she endorse Herman Cain ASAP.)
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To: EMG2012

Are these GOP insiders also near-unanimous in predicting Mitt’s stunning loss to Obama, if he becomes the nominee?

That’s what will happen, if we’re stupid enough to let the establishment RINOs and the lib media pick our nominee again.


46 posted on 10/30/2011 8:54:06 AM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: EMG2012

The GOP INSIDERS need to switch to the commiecrat party already and be done with it.


47 posted on 10/30/2011 8:57:33 AM PDT by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: EMG2012

I guess they’re all entitled to their terror benefiting OWS/Zuccoti tantrum of free this and that, cuz no homo ho mother ever disliked a gangster.

Oh, wait, the OWS is their “me too” petty retort on the Tparty.

At least Uday and Qusay Hussein were smart and bought weapons and not chocolate accolades with their Dinar currency impositions.


48 posted on 10/30/2011 9:02:22 AM PDT by JudgemAll (Democrats Fed. job-security Whorocracy & hate:hypocrites must be gay like us or be tested/crucified)
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To: EMG2012

The RINO Mortician can’t pull more that 25% in the first few primaries HE should do the honorable thing and step aside. 6 years of his Yankee in your face crapola is way too much to take. It is ironic I want a President who really doesn’t want the job but is willing to do his duty. Mortimer wants it too much.


49 posted on 10/30/2011 9:10:22 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: EMG2012

GOP Insiders Near-Unanimous in hoping for Romney Nomination


50 posted on 10/30/2011 9:10:41 AM PDT by Grunthor (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0heL2Czeraw)
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