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Romney bets he can win Iowa without support from social conservatives
The Hill, Washington, DC ^ | 2011-11-23 | Niall Stanage

Posted on 11/23/2011 6:24:48 PM PST by rabscuttle385

After months of uncertainty, Mitt Romney has decided to roll the dice and go for a win in the Iowa caucus.

But the former governor is betting that he can triumph in the state without any significant support from social conservatives — normally a vital voting bloc — and is making no real effort to win them over.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: Iowa
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1 posted on 11/23/2011 6:25:00 PM PST by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385

Yeah, those social conservatives and their stickiness on abortion. Why can’t they see the light? /sarcasm.


2 posted on 11/23/2011 6:26:50 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: rabscuttle385

Then he knows bupkus about the Iowa GOP.


3 posted on 11/23/2011 6:28:27 PM PST 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: rabscuttle385

Good luck with that Mittens.


4 posted on 11/23/2011 6:29:00 PM PST by datura (R.I.P. GOP)
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To: rabscuttle385

Good luck with that Mittens.


5 posted on 11/23/2011 6:29:09 PM PST by datura (R.I.P. GOP)
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To: rabscuttle385

No effort to win them over, eh. The moderates can carry him to a failed bout with Obama, then?


6 posted on 11/23/2011 6:29:31 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: rabscuttle385

At least he doesn’t have to fight the MSM who isn’t attacking him as they are some of the others.


7 posted on 11/23/2011 6:32:47 PM PST by umgud
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney bets that he can win Iowa by talking out of his mouth in the right direction at the right time calculating a crab angle to compensate for wind correction and smiling to ease concern.


8 posted on 11/23/2011 6:35:18 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: rabscuttle385

Split the vote ten ways and it could happen.


9 posted on 11/23/2011 6:35:33 PM PST by Sybeck1 (Mitt Romney, a piss poor choice)
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To: rabscuttle385

Romney doesn’t care if he can win in November without them?

Dole, McCain etc...


10 posted on 11/23/2011 6:55:20 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: writer33

And gay rights and indoctrination in the classrooms etc


11 posted on 11/23/2011 6:57:37 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: rabscuttle385
Is Mitt Romney by saying this flipping the bird at Social Conservatives ?

Jim Rob ? what's your take on this ?


12 posted on 11/23/2011 7:01:31 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: rabscuttle385

* Romney bets he can win Iowa without support from social conservatives * so ? whats your plan to do this Mitt ? voter fraud ? stuffing the ballots ? bribes ?


13 posted on 11/23/2011 7:03:35 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: Olog-hai

“The moderates can carry him to a failed bout with Obama, then?”

Then it will be the end of America. Our country is on the brink. Four more years of the zer0 will certainly bring about our demise.

Let the revolution begin.


14 posted on 11/23/2011 7:13:06 PM PST by panaxanax (0bama >>WORST PRESIDENT EVER.)
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To: rabscuttle385

Here is what I don’t get... even the liberals admit that the Republican party has moved much further to the right over the last 20 years... and yet here we are about to possibly nominate the most liberal Republican since ... Nixon (Romney)

I just don’t see that happening.


15 posted on 11/23/2011 7:19:06 PM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (I had considered voting for Gingrich... but on second thought ... it would not be "humane")
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To: TexasFreeper2009

The problem is is we look over our shoulder we have to ask...how the heck did McCain end up on the ballot in ‘08?

(MSM information management combined with RATS getting to vote in many key REPUB primaries gace us McCain. Suprise, Suprise, RATS love voting for REPUBS who will definitely lose.


16 posted on 11/23/2011 7:45:56 PM PST by rod1
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To: rabscuttle385

IOW, he doesn’t care or want conservative votes.


17 posted on 11/23/2011 8:09:47 PM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: rabscuttle385
Assuming that there is a bloc called "fiscal conservatives" who vote independently of the social conservatives, he still won't have enough supporters to win.

IMO this is his "excuse" for not winning the Iowa caucuses.

He has given up before the race is over.

18 posted on 11/23/2011 8:17:29 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: American Constitutionalist
"whats your plan to do this Mitt ?"

He has no intention of winning the Iowa caucuses. He thinks he doesn't need Iowa.

We don't need him, either.

19 posted on 11/23/2011 8:20:47 PM PST by Designer (Nit-pickin' and chagrinin')
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To: Designer
" We don't need him, either. "

The same goes for the Tea Party, and all true conservatives..
20 posted on 11/23/2011 8:29:40 PM PST by American Constitutionalist (The fool has said in his heart, " there is no GOD " ..)
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To: rabscuttle385

I don’t see Mitt taking Iowa at this point. He better try to hang in there on NH because I think he can also kiss SC buh bye.


21 posted on 11/23/2011 9:10:13 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: rabscuttle385

NO RINO’s.
No Mitt, No Newt, No more go along get along b.s.
Smaller govt backers or go fish.
And as for your little amnesty thing there Newt, F.U.


22 posted on 11/24/2011 3:31:09 AM PST by Joe Boucher (FUBO ya quota boy ( Real conservative or go fish, Sooo, that leaves you out Mitt))
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To: rabscuttle385
I'll take that bet. The Harris Poll say he gets a BIG 12% of self identified conservatives - Cain BTW gets 19%. Cain gets 23% of TEA partiers and Newt and Willard get 14% each.

If Willard can win with those numbers he's a genius.

23 posted on 11/24/2011 4:42:14 AM PST by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: rabscuttle385
In 1980, the Republican field was chopped up among a lot of different conservatives, including [Ronald] Reagan.

No. I hate when people make such statements thinking that the people who were there don't remember.

Reagan and Rep. Phil Crane were conservatives.

George H.W. Bush, Bob Dole, Howard Baker and John Connolly were moderate &/or "business" conservatives.

John B. Anderson was liberal.

Iowa was less engaged on the social issues in 1980. Bringing up 1980 makes NO sense for Iowa.
24 posted on 11/24/2011 6:04:05 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Mo Udall of 2012.)
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To: rabscuttle385

According to Perry’s pastor the “true Christians” are supposed to vote for Rick Perry. They had their “secret meeting” to figure out how to bring down Romney since Romney is not a Christian according to them and is headed straight to hell along with all the Jews and Catholics. Oh and by the way, all those horrible evil Mormons - The Mormon Tabernacle Choir (that President Reagan called “America’s Choir”) and Glenn Beck and 14 million of those nuts - are members of one huge world-wide CULT hell bent on ruling the world on behalf of none other than satan himself.

Pharisees on Parade. Happy Thanksgiving!


25 posted on 11/24/2011 10:14:49 AM PST by Saundra Duffy ( For victory & freedom!!!)
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