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Rush: Mitt is not hit (hit pieces and whackification is how the MSM pick our candidates)
El Rushbo ^ | November 16th | Rush Limbaugh

Posted on 11/16/2011 1:56:01 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing

You don't need a poll to tell you who's hot on the Republican primary side. Whoever is hot is hit. It's a full-fledged take-'em-out media approach, and the only guy who is immune to this is Mitt Romney. Mitt is not hit. They're saving that up for later. It was Herman Cain, it was Sarah Palin before Herman Cain, and it was Michele Bachmann when she won the Iowa straw poll. They think they've taken Herman Cain out. They're still hitting Herman Cain, and now they've moved on to Newt -- and if somebody comes along and replaces Newt at the top in the polling data you won't need the polling data to know. You'll just have to see who it is the media's decided to take out among our side next.

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We may not like Mitt Romney, but we can all agree and even supply the polling data that show Romney at the top. Yet Romney was never hit by the media.

They want him to win because they know the McCain effect will be in play. Conservatives will sit home and Obama will win.

1 posted on 11/16/2011 1:56:06 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

correct.

i’m not voting for romney.


2 posted on 11/16/2011 1:58:59 PM PST by ken21
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Yup. And the MSM will offload the damaging goods on Slick Willard later.


3 posted on 11/16/2011 1:59:15 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Sean Hannity said that the media was dead in 2008 and that in 2011 it was buried. I disagree. The MSM is now the living dead. The zombie media! Or...

Zedia

4 posted on 11/16/2011 1:59:27 PM PST by VRW Conspirator (The unemployment problem only can be solved when Obama is unemployed.)
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To: FReepers; All


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5 posted on 11/16/2011 2:00:25 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
but we can all agree and even supply the polling data that show Romney at the top.

Wrong. They put him on the top - big difference than being on the top. Third party is a must if mitt gets the nomination. Third party wins because 3rd party would expose what's going down.
6 posted on 11/16/2011 2:03:39 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: presently no screen name

———————They put him on the top - big difference than being on the top.——————

Well, Ok. That’s what I meant. Bad wording.

You can tell all those polls(which do exist) are false by the media’s actions.


7 posted on 11/16/2011 2:05:52 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: VRW Conspirator
The MSM is now the living dead. The zombie media!

+1

Where Romney treads, TurdBlossums bloom...

8 posted on 11/16/2011 2:12:03 PM PST by Night Hides Not (My dream ticket for 2012 is John Galt & Dagny Taggart!)
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To: VRW Conspirator; dynachrome

If Wallbanger is such hot stuff, then why is he always having Karl Rove on his show????


9 posted on 11/16/2011 2:12:16 PM PST by fishtank (The denial of original sin is the root of liberalism.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Whatever job the media didn’t finish w/the TV or print propaganda - they do it in the creation of these polls. From day one they had mitt in the #1 spot.


10 posted on 11/16/2011 2:13:21 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

11 posted on 11/16/2011 2:14:41 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Two words regarding Mitt Romney in 2012: Glass jaw.

There's no one that Zero and his media sycophants want to run against more than Romney: he's the typical 'next-in-line' GOP candidate and they know it.

12 posted on 11/16/2011 2:23:14 PM PST by bassmaner (Hey commies: I am a white male, and I am guilty of NOTHING! Sell your 'white guilt' elsewhere.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

Well, the MSM also does much of the polling. So they fire a barrage, then they poll. It’s kinda like “Bomb Damage Assessment” for them. If they didn’t have the desired effect on target, they just load the guns again. It’s a violation of the “Public Trust”. But hey, they get to make their own rules. Profession my @—!


13 posted on 11/16/2011 2:23:36 PM PST by Tallguy (You can safely ignore anything that precedes the word "But"...)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

If Romney was a strong conservative (not Pubbie or Dem-wit) I’d vote for him!


14 posted on 11/16/2011 2:28:04 PM PST by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
If Romney was a strong conservative (not Pubbie or Dem-wit) I’d vote for him!

And if my Aunt had...

15 posted on 11/16/2011 2:29:11 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

To be fully clear, Rush DID say the media was “waiting” to blast Romney.


16 posted on 11/16/2011 2:29:55 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
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To: bassmaner
There's no one that Zero and his media sycophants want to run against more than Romney: he's the typical 'next-in-line' GOP candidate and they know it.

How the heck did he get to the front of the good 'ol boy network though? I mean, sure, Bob Dole was around forever, same with John McCain. George W was son of a President. I get them being favored by the party insiders. But Romney? A one term governor of Massachusetts that is the one guy in the whole country who can't run against Obamacare? How did he become the "next in line"? Seriously!

17 posted on 11/16/2011 2:31:35 PM PST by pepsi_junkie (Who is John Galt?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

And they have all of the exposes of the Mormon Church ready to go, once Mitt is the nominee.

Better to focus now on taking the Senate, because as far at POTUS goes, it’s over.


18 posted on 11/16/2011 2:35:34 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
True. The media don't attack Romney now. They must want him to be the nominee.

But given what they've been able to do to Bachman and Perry and Cain and Gingrich do you really think Romney's the weakest of the candidates?

Do you really think attacks on Romney during the final stretch if he's the nominee will do more harm or lose him more votes than attacks on Perry or Cain or Gingrich would if one of them were the nominee?

Clearly, the stories circulating now will be "old news" after the convention if one of them is nominated, and those about Romney will have more of an impact if he wins the nomination and the media wait until then to attack him, but is Mitt really a weaker candidate than Perry or Cain or Gingrich or Bachman or Santorum?

Is the stuff they have on him really worse than what they've said about the other candidates?

19 posted on 11/16/2011 2:38:46 PM PST by x
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To: x

-—————But given what they’ve been able to do to Bachman and Perry and Cain and Gingrich do you really think Romney’s the weakest of the candidates? -——————

Of course. You touched on it when you said this as your post opener:

————True. The media don’t attack Romney now. They must want him to be the nominee.——————

Why? Why do they want him to be the nominee?

It’s because the media know they can defeat Romney. Romney will guarantee Obama four more years, and that’s what the media wants above all else.

—————Do you really think attacks on Romney during the final stretch if he’s the nominee will do more harm or lose him more votes than attacks on Perry or Cain or Gingrich would if one of them were the nominee?-———————

Actually, no. Just Romney getting the nomination will be enough to get conservatives to stay home. By default, Obama wins early in 2012, just like Obama won the presidency in March 2008.

But the media will nuke him anyways, just to make sure.

-————Is the stuff they have on him really worse than what they’ve said about the other candidates?———————

With respect to Romney, most of it will be all new again. Not seen since 2008. There’s not been one major firestorm around Romney since 3 years ago. The media could easily create one, they just don’t want to.


20 posted on 11/16/2011 2:48:12 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
McCain was in last place. The media had the perfect storm for McCain. He went from Maverick star of every weekend political talk show to grouchy old white guy overnight.

Every one of us knows the media will unload double barrels on Romney the second he wraps up the primary. Newt is currently getting the hit.

21 posted on 11/16/2011 2:51:05 PM PST by douginthearmy
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing

They’re also saving their Romney hit pieces for the general.

Rush and Sean and the other talkers are going to have a long year if they defend everything that can be brought out for this batch of candidates. I’d rather see them use their time to fire away with the equivalent hits against Obama. Where were the Larry Sinclair interviews if they wanted to make a point about the Cain accusations? Barry’s got skeletons like Imelda Marcos had shoes.

The only solution is to force the equivalent dirt out on Barry IMO. Trying to claim that Cain somehow has a clue re: Libya is a losing position.


22 posted on 11/16/2011 2:51:07 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: fishtank

“Yer a grate American!”


23 posted on 11/16/2011 2:58:59 PM PST by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
Just Romney getting the nomination will be enough to get conservatives to stay home. By default, Obama wins early in 2012, just like Obama won the presidency in March 2008.

Do you think Obama won in 2008 because conservatives stayed home?

How many people here stayed home and didn't vote because McCain was nominated?

How many people said they would stay home and didn't?

McCain lost because he lost the swing voters, not conservatives.

24 posted on 11/16/2011 5:12:22 PM PST by x
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To: x

——————Do you think Obama won in 2008 because conservatives stayed home?-——————

Yes, but not just because they stayed home on election day.

They stayed home from rallies. They stayed home from call centers. They stayed home from canvassing streets and so forth. And other forms of activism that base members routinely go out and do. The base stayed home, and they stayed home repeatedly. Staying home on election day was only the final act of what they had been doing for months already.

When the base stays home, the candidate loses out on more than just a vote on election day. If there’s no energy, the candidate loses big.

—————McCain lost because he lost the swing voters, not conservatives.————————

There’s a link between the two. Because McCain lost the base, he lost swing voters. Candidates need the base. Maybe not all of it, but large portions of it. McCain lost large portions of it.


25 posted on 11/16/2011 9:51:25 PM PST by Halfmanhalfamazing ( Media doesn't report, It advertises. So that last advertisement you just read, what was it worth?)
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To: Halfmanhalfamazing
You can tell all those polls(which do exist) are false by the media’s actions.

I gotta believe that this also explains Newt's sudden appearance in first place in a number of recent polls...they are fakes. The media would like nothing less than Romney and/or Newt at the top, for they already have experience making Newt into a demon, and Romney might as well be a Dem.

26 posted on 11/17/2011 8:43:47 AM PST by alancarp (Liberals are all for shared pain... until they're included in the pain group.)
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