Skip to comments.Tea party activists remain wary of Romney (but Romney campaign expects Tea Partiers to surrender)
Posted on 11/17/2011 7:49:43 PM PST by rabscuttle385
Washington and Des Moines - Throughout the roller-coaster Republican presidential contest, one thing hasn't changed: the stubborn refusal of many tea party supporters to warm up to Mitt Romney.
The swift rise and abrupt fall of a succession of GOP candidates has been driven in part by the restless search for a Romney alternative by that group of voters, who energized the GOP's big turnaround in 2010.
"They don't trust Mitt Romney," said Simon Conway, a Des Moines radio host popular with tea party followers. "Mitt Romney can be tea party one minute, and the next minute introduce 'RomneyCare'" the Massachusetts healthcare plan Romney pushed as governor.
Privately, Romney's campaign expects that tea party backers will rally around him once he starts winning primaries. Until then, he has made a carefully calibrated effort to embrace them.
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He’s going to win NH.
But if he loses Iowa, SC and Florida, then we’ve stopped him in his tracks.
Be afwaid Be vewy vewy afwaid...
The MSM pushes out that drivel.
Romney is looking for conservatives to be his streetwalkers.
We should give him BJs and pay up when he wants it?
Take your courting, Slick Willard, and shove it where the sun don’t shine!
I might have to surrender and vote for him, but I will be holding my nose and gagging as I pull that lever.
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You’ve been Yellow Carded by JimRob.
Anyway, be sure you don’t get that Red Card.
No one likes Mittens!
That is the problem, he embraces the tea party because it serves his interests, not because he actually thinks its a good idea. Just another political...
I’m really tired of being taken for granted.
Good luck with that one Mittens.
What an arrogant POS.
I’m getting more and more convinced I will sit out the election if Romney gets the nom. So everyone vote in the primaries so I can vote in the general. No Romney NO WAY!
Are you a whore or am I? Or the good people on this thread?
Romney’s campaign thinks we can be bought - IF he starts winning.
I’d rather see what he can bring to the table first. Its too early to call him a winner!
N-E-V-E-R ! !
NEVER ROMNEY NEVER NEVER NEVER!!!!
Hey Romney guys - Expect in one hand and poop in the other. See which one fills up first.
‘surrender’? This is an election not sex!
Chief architect of RomeyObamaCommieCare? Big government, mandate loving Romney? TARP loving, bailout approving, Porkulus pushing Romney? Tea party surrender to Romney?
Over my dead body!!
No surrender, no retreat!!
No RINOS!! No Romney!! No way!!
Long live the tea party rebellion!!
Its more like rape! Don’t tell us we should lie back and enjoy it!
They [the Rommney campaign]can expect whatever they please. I will not vote for him. If that means not voting Republican, so be it. Neither will I vote for Mr. Man made global warming, Pelosi’s boyfriend, A/k/a one Newt Gingrich.
He’s so used to changing his position he doesn’t understand those who wont.. and don’t. It’s called Conservative principles you fing Twit.. it’s the only thing that will save our country. We don’t want the likes of you.
The tea party surrender to Romney?
Ain't no way a Log Cabin Republican is ever going to put his arms around me.
Fat chance Romney. We want you to go away.
If Romney wins the nomination, I writing in Palin on my ballot. No more RINOS!
That game's over, but they'll be the last to know. Stick a fork in Mitt, he's done. The snake-oil salesmen are going to lose this one and they'll go down howling all the way.
Hell no I don’t like mittens! But he will get my vote if he gets the nomination. ANYBODY BUT OBAMMA!!!
Honestly I talk to some establishment republicans here who are more afraid of a conservative president than they fear Obama.
Romney will lose the general if he gets the nod. Only one can and will take down Obama and his name is Mr. Herman Cain!
Yeah, that’s right, tell the RINOS what they want to hear!
Jim Kouri, vice president of the National Assn. of Chiefs of Police, has assembled a group of traits that define psychopathic personalities like serial killers and has discovered that these trait also apply to many of todays politicians.
The tea partly will not surrender to you Romney. No way, no how, never.
Do you get it Mitt?
DEADLY advice. We must take back the Republican party from the bastards who have commandeered it, NOT create a "third" party which will ensure Democrat rule till the cows come home.
That's all he wants, he doesn't care what part of your body you're holding when you vote for him. If he can get so called conservatives to vote for him, for whatever reason, he will have demonstrated that we are indeed a one party Country and there is no reason for any politician to ever be concerned about what conservatives want. It will be over.
The establishment is doing everything they can to tear down everyone but Romney...his turn comes once he’s the nominee and then 4 more years of Obama.
He will win with “winner take all” rules in primaries because he is a socialist and we have 6 tea party republicans running against his sorry carcass. STOP WINNER TAKE ALL and we stop socialists in OUR party!!.
MYTH Romney, no way.
Preach it Jay! :)
Principles before party sir.
I did that with mccain. I will not do it again. As far as I’m concerned a rino is just as bad as a dem. In fact, it’s been proven time and again.
You have your opinion, I have mine. If I don’t vote, I think that’s a vote for obammy.
Even if we end up with mittens, IF we can keep the House and gain the Senate, we might be able to survive as a nation.
ps—at the moment my money and my support are going to Mr. Cain.
Could not have said it better myself.
Romney and the other rinos can go straight to hell.
I am done with their politics. Its either a conservative or no sale. Period.
The country is screwed one way or another Romney or Obama. Same result. SOCIALISM.
Don’t trust Romney. He does not a moral compass.
Please don’t believe that. Romney is a socialist just like Obama. If he. Is nominated and ultimately gets elected we are so screwed regardless of what the house and senate look like. We must get rid of Obama are. Romney will not do it.
Conservatives must stand united and take back the republican party or destroy it with a viable real conservative third party.
The Rinos figure the Tea Party voters will rally about Romney just as they figured Romneycare was a great idea. And nominating McLame was a good idea. And bailing out the banksters and GM was a good idea. And the unconstiutional super-committee was a good idea...
The country can’t take anymore good ideas out of the Rinos.
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