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Tea party activists remain wary of Romney (but Romney campaign expects Tea Partiers to surrender)
The Los Angeles Times ^ | 2011-11-17 | Paul West & Seema Mehta

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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1 posted on 11/17/2011 7:49:47 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

He’s going to win NH.

But if he loses Iowa, SC and Florida, then we’ve stopped him in his tracks.


2 posted on 11/17/2011 7:51:52 PM PST by samtheman
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To: rabscuttle385

Be afwaid Be vewy vewy afwaid...


3 posted on 11/17/2011 7:52:02 PM PST by Tennessee Nana
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To: rabscuttle385

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!


4 posted on 11/17/2011 7:52:21 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

I might have to surrender and vote for him, but I will be holding my nose and gagging as I pull that lever.


5 posted on 11/17/2011 7:53:28 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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6 posted on 11/17/2011 7:56:08 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: basil

You’ve been Yellow Carded by JimRob.

Anyway, be sure you don’t get that Red Card.

No one likes Mittens!


7 posted on 11/17/2011 7:56:37 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385
...will rally around him once he starts winning primaries. Until then, he has made a carefully calibrated effort to embrace them.

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...


8 posted on 11/17/2011 7:57:47 PM PST by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: rabscuttle385

FUMR!!


9 posted on 11/17/2011 7:58:31 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: samtheman
NH is the only place he can win.
10 posted on 11/17/2011 7:58:52 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: rabscuttle385

I’m really tired of being taken for granted.


11 posted on 11/17/2011 7:59:08 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good luck with that one Mittens.


12 posted on 11/17/2011 7:59:25 PM PST by Oceander (TINSTAAFL - Mother Nature Abhors a Free Lunch almost as much as She Abhors a Vacuum)
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To: rabscuttle385
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13 posted on 11/17/2011 8:00:02 PM PST by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney endorse Obama's radical liberal agenda: http://youtu.be/i1fThdWagJ4)
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To: rabscuttle385

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!


14 posted on 11/17/2011 8:01:05 PM PST by marty60
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To: American in Israel
The man and newt are just a like both would sell you out before the ink was dry.
15 posted on 11/17/2011 8:01:08 PM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Perry and his fellow demorats.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

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!


16 posted on 11/17/2011 8:02:08 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385
"...tea party backers will rally around him once he starts winning primaries."

N-E-V-E-R ! !

17 posted on 11/17/2011 8:02:54 PM PST by CanaGuy (P.M. Steven Harper: We gave you a majority, now get busy!)
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To: rabscuttle385

NEVER ROMNEY NEVER NEVER NEVER!!!!


18 posted on 11/17/2011 8:03:20 PM PST by dfwgator (I stand with Herman Cain.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Hey Romney guys - Expect in one hand and poop in the other. See which one fills up first.


19 posted on 11/17/2011 8:03:47 PM PST by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: rabscuttle385

‘surrender’? This is an election not sex!


20 posted on 11/17/2011 8:03:58 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: rabscuttle385

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!!


21 posted on 11/17/2011 8:04:46 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Beowulf9

Its more like rape! Don’t tell us we should lie back and enjoy it!


22 posted on 11/17/2011 8:05:20 PM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


23 posted on 11/17/2011 8:05:37 PM PST by sport
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


24 posted on 11/17/2011 8:05:55 PM PST by Track9 (I walk better with a Cain.)
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To: rabscuttle385

The tea party surrender to Romney?

NUTS!!


25 posted on 11/17/2011 8:07:05 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: rabscuttle385
Until then, he has made a carefully calibrated effort to embrace them.

Ain't no way a Log Cabin Republican is ever going to put his arms around me.

26 posted on 11/17/2011 8:07:13 PM PST by EternalVigilance
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To: rabscuttle385

Fat chance Romney. We want you to go away.


27 posted on 11/17/2011 8:07:25 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: rabscuttle385
I'm not wary, I'm dead set against, making a final stand while flipping double birds. FUMR. FUGOP. FURINOs.

Kapish?

Wary.....phhhttt.

28 posted on 11/17/2011 8:07:33 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some mornings, it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps...)
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To: Jim Robinson

If Romney wins the nomination, I writing in Palin on my ballot. No more RINOS!


29 posted on 11/17/2011 8:09:12 PM PST by Inyo-Mono (My greatest fear is that when I'm gone my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them)
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To: rabscuttle385
Howdy Rabby! Well, you can see the attraction - if the same team, the media and the entrenched party gnomes, could bring us 0bama, and if they can manage to manipulate Mittens into the other slot, it's a win-win situation for them.

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.

30 posted on 11/17/2011 8:11:43 PM PST by Billthedrill
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To: goldstategop

Hell no I don’t like mittens! But he will get my vote if he gets the nomination. ANYBODY BUT OBAMMA!!!


31 posted on 11/17/2011 8:13:06 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: goldstategop
The usual plan is to tear down everyone else then tell us if we don't vote for the RINO Obama will win.

Honestly I talk to some establishment republicans here who are more afraid of a conservative president than they fear Obama.

32 posted on 11/17/2011 8:14:44 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: marty60
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!

Find a Conservative that's running third party and support him or her. Don't let the RINOs push you around - they need to finally realize they've pushed Conservatives too far.
33 posted on 11/17/2011 8:15:09 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: rabscuttle385

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!


34 posted on 11/17/2011 8:16:35 PM PST by Java4Jay (The evils of government are directly proportional to the tolerance of the people.)
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To: basil

Yeah, that’s right, tell the RINOS what they want to hear!


35 posted on 11/17/2011 8:16:57 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: rabscuttle385

“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 today’s politicians.”

http://www.viewzone.com/politicians.html


36 posted on 11/17/2011 8:17:57 PM PST by mo
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To: rabscuttle385

The tea partly will not surrender to you Romney. No way, no how, never.
Do you get it Mitt?


37 posted on 11/17/2011 8:18:39 PM PST by Balata (It's 'WE THE PEOPLE' Obama, not 'WE THE SHEEPLE'!)
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To: af_vet_rr
Find a Conservative that's running third party and support him...

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.

38 posted on 11/17/2011 8:21:17 PM PST by WXRGina
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To: basil
I might have to surrender and vote for him, but I will be holding my nose and gagging as I pull that lever.

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.

39 posted on 11/17/2011 8:22:48 PM PST by Prokopton
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


40 posted on 11/17/2011 8:23:31 PM PST by DouglasKC
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To: samtheman

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!!.


41 posted on 11/17/2011 8:25:55 PM PST by Ardenroad gal
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To: rabscuttle385

MYTH Romney, no way.


42 posted on 11/17/2011 8:27:00 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Java4Jay

Preach it Jay! :)


43 posted on 11/17/2011 8:28:05 PM PST by 22cal (Forgiven, not perfected)
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To: basil

Principles before party sir.


44 posted on 11/17/2011 8:29:25 PM PST by CSI007
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To: basil

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.


45 posted on 11/17/2011 8:29:48 PM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Prokopton

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.


46 posted on 11/17/2011 8:31:02 PM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: Jim Robinson

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.


47 posted on 11/17/2011 8:32:29 PM PST by CSI007
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To: rabscuttle385

Don’t trust Romney. He does not a moral compass.


48 posted on 11/17/2011 8:34:03 PM PST by BAW (No Romney.)
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To: basil

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.


49 posted on 11/17/2011 8:37:04 PM PST by CSI007
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To: rabscuttle385

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.


50 posted on 11/17/2011 8:37:52 PM PST by SaraJohnson
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