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Chuck Todd: GOP Will Have To Be "Dragged, Kicking And Screaming" To Support Romney (video)
RealClearPolitics ^ | November 28, 2011 | RealClearPolitics

Posted on 11/28/2011 6:24:40 AM PST by i88schwartz

NBC's Chuck Todd on "Morning Joe" today: "Apparently the Republican base is going to get dragged, kicking and screaming to come to the conclusion that they're going to have to support Romney at the end of the day. I mean, it is amazing to me to watch this.

"This is a candidate in Gingrich. He is now, the anti-establishment candidate. A former Speaker of the House whose businesses actually have addresses on K Street in Washington, D.C. It's not just -- it's symbolically right there on K Street.

"That to me tells you how much energy there is against Mitt Romney in this Republican field. And at some point, you're right. Do they just surrender and say 'fine, we're going with Romney' or do they fight this and fight this and fight this? And I tell ya, if you look back at 2010, I think they fight this."

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1 posted on 11/28/2011 6:24:49 AM PST by i88schwartz
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To: i88schwartz

The $64k question: Who will be doing the dragging? And who put them in charge?


2 posted on 11/28/2011 6:27:40 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: i88schwartz
I will not be voting for mitt romney under any circumstances... maybe the corrupt republican leadership can come up with enough dead people and illegal aliens to vote him into office... I will not be voting for him or newt.

LLS

3 posted on 11/28/2011 6:28:42 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: cuban leaf

One word answer: LIBTARDS.


4 posted on 11/28/2011 6:29:57 AM PST by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: i88schwartz

The dynamics playing out now in this primary are not looking good. Gingrich will not be able to overcome his past. Romney is laying low and been playing rope-a-dope all this year. Romney will slide in by the summer, and we will be left holding a gun on the one hand and vile of cyanide on the other.


5 posted on 11/28/2011 6:30:45 AM PST by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Come on... you haven’t seen this coming?


6 posted on 11/28/2011 6:31:42 AM PST by rhombus
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To: i88schwartz
For the first time in a long while, I saw Ann Coulter on F&F. She was pushing for Romney strong. It was so disappointing to watch her tout him as a good candidate.

I couldn't take it for long so I got up and cleaned the litter box. Seemed appropriate....

7 posted on 11/28/2011 6:33:01 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Cain is not the one that called me "heartless" and "inhumane"! MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I will not be voting for him or newt.”

Hmmmm... I remember other posters posting:

“I will not vote for Juan McCain. No way.”

How’d that work out?


8 posted on 11/28/2011 6:33:18 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

They just have to come up with enough Democrats to vote in open primaries in New Hampshire and other places.


9 posted on 11/28/2011 6:33:42 AM PST by mvpel
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To: LibFreeUSA

I’m sticking with Bachmann, Cain, and Santorum as a reasonable compromise.

Not a single vote has been taken and I don’t trust media or polls.


10 posted on 11/28/2011 6:33:47 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: i88schwartz
All you people are just not cooperating. What is wrong with you? /sarcasm
11 posted on 11/28/2011 6:35:57 AM PST by bmwcyle (Obama is a Communist, a Muslim, and an illegal alien)
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To: i88schwartz

Romney must know this at some level


12 posted on 11/28/2011 6:36:17 AM PST by therightliveswithus
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To: i88schwartz
You would think after Bob Dole and John McCain, the country clubbers would realize that a kicking, screaming base will result in a democrat president.
13 posted on 11/28/2011 6:37:34 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: i88schwartz

I won’t kick.

I won’t scream.

I also won’t vote for RINOmney.

EVAH!


14 posted on 11/28/2011 6:38:24 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: i88schwartz
I consider defeating Romney in the primaries a victory. Regardless of the outcome in the general. We are fight a triple headed hydra, the MSM, GOP Establishment and Democrats.


15 posted on 11/28/2011 6:39:00 AM PST by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: i88schwartz

Todd is clueless. I will not be voting for Romney period. No screaming dragging.Where is the poll will you ever vote for Romney under any circumstances?


16 posted on 11/28/2011 6:39:31 AM PST by littlesorrel
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To: Darnright

An excellent point. But then again, maybe they want a democrat president.


17 posted on 11/28/2011 6:39:49 AM PST by miss marmelstein (Let's have a Cain Mutiny!)
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To: brownsfan

““I will not vote for Juan McCain. No way.”

How’d that work out?”

‘Twould have been the same...with a time lag.

McDawdledork is simply a dumber democrat (if there can exist such a thing).


18 posted on 11/28/2011 6:40:14 AM PST by Da Coyote (Liberalism - when you absolutely, positively have no ability to produce wealth.)
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To: i88schwartz

Nope. I’m good.


19 posted on 11/28/2011 6:40:23 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: brownsfan

If Juan McCain had not chosen Palin it would have been a bloodbath. She’s the only reason I voted. And then McCain’s people and Romneys people knifed her in October 2008.

This Freeper doesn’t forget that.

I won’t be doing that. Choose Romney and get Obama for the next four years, GOP. This is not a bluff.


20 posted on 11/28/2011 6:41:26 AM PST by delapaz
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To: CAluvdubya
For the first time in a long while, I saw Ann Coulter on F&F. She was pushing for Romney strong. It was so disappointing to watch her tout him as a good candidate. I couldn't take it for long so I got up and cleaned the litter box. Seemed appropriate...

Ann is a dyed in the wool card-carrying member of the Establishment .

She hung in there for her first choice: Chris Christie, until he finally convinced everyone he was not running.

Of course, Ann is - first and foremost - all about Ann.

21 posted on 11/28/2011 6:42:16 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You just may not be voting! Of course there is always Obama.


22 posted on 11/28/2011 6:42:58 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: brownsfan

RINOs must accept traditional values and illegal immigration enforcement if they want to win the Presidency.


23 posted on 11/28/2011 6:43:25 AM PST by donna (This is what happens when America is no longer a Christian nation.)
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To: delapaz

Me too - The day he picked Palin is the day i signed up to volunteer.


24 posted on 11/28/2011 6:43:51 AM PST by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: i88schwartz

I will not vote for a ticket containing Romney in any capacity.


25 posted on 11/28/2011 6:46:24 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: LibFreeUSA

Romney is DOA. The lack of substantial movement in his poll numbers prove that. He’s a second tier candiate at best. He’s got name recognition, money and only the support that comes from that. There is no fire in the belly nor widespread enthusiasm for RINOs.

As long as the left and the media can keep Republican’s dithering with the final result being a Romneybot RINO, they’ve won no matter who wins.


26 posted on 11/28/2011 6:46:41 AM PST by meatloaf (I've had it with recycling politicians in any way shape or form. Toss 'em out!)
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To: i88schwartz

THE REAL DEAL?

Romney is the turd in the GOP punchbowl.

If Romney is on the ticket,
he will foul ALL the GOP candidates.

Millions will not vote for ANYONE
if Milt Romney is on the GOP ticket.


27 posted on 11/28/2011 6:47:30 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: i88schwartz
Romney is not our ideal conservative candidate--as far as I'm concerned, the race is largely still open.

However, I will vote "R" next November regardless of who it is. will be better than Obama, for another four years.

28 posted on 11/28/2011 6:48:44 AM PST by Lou L (The Senate without a fillibuster is just a 100-member version of the House.)
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To: brownsfan
“I will not vote for Juan McCain. No way.”

How’d that work out?

We all voted for Sarah.

How did THAT work out?

It will be much easier for Obamacare to remain the law of the land with Romney in office, as it will be impossible for the Republican Congress to oppose Romney on that issue.

And how do you think THAT (obamacare) will work out?

Never, ever, vote for somone who wants to take you over the cliff at 90 miles per hour.

29 posted on 11/28/2011 6:52:23 AM PST by Balding_Eagle (Overproduction, one of the top five worries of the American Farmer each and every year..)
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To: cuban leaf
Who will be doing the dragging? And who put them in charge?

From what I can see - the MSM - the liberal's butt boys in the press - are doing the dragging. They're the same people who attacked Palin - and now Gingrich...

30 posted on 11/28/2011 6:53:23 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: therightliveswithus

Yeah, he can just set back and let the left run it for him.


31 posted on 11/28/2011 6:53:41 AM PST by TribalPrincess2U (WE ARE AMERICA! DONATE TO FR MORE!)
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To: LibLieSlayer

By design of the GOP Elites.

Just like 2008.

You’ll vote for Romney or you will get another 4 years of Obama.

The GOP Elites are more than satisfied with the status quo. They would be content with another 4 of Obama, in exchange for a possible Senate majority and retaining the House.

==

None of the other wannabes seem to be able to maintain enough momentum to even mount a serious challenge for more than a couple of weeks. The GOP candidate leadership status has changed frequently, and still seems to be in flux.

Barring some signficant upsets, once the actual primary voting starts, the GOP Elites’ preference will get the nomination. But, as in 2008, several ‘conservatives’ will split that segment of the vote, so none will probably present a serious challenge.


32 posted on 11/28/2011 6:54:04 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: LibLieSlayer
"I will not be voting for mitt romney under any circumstances... maybe the corrupt republican leadership can come up with enough dead people and illegal aliens to vote him into office... I will not be voting for him or newt."

I have the same problem!! I am a Cain supporter & the media & GOP are totally ignoring him, as if he doesn't exist.

I'm over giving my vote to the choice of the media & the GOP!! I'm just NOT going to do it again.

33 posted on 11/28/2011 6:54:48 AM PST by LADY J ( Change your thoughts and you change your world.. - Norman Vincent Peale))
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To: maine-iac7
I remember Ann when I first saw her at the birth of FNC. I really thought she was something and pretty gutsy. The same with Michelle Malkin.

I think both are for Romney now?

34 posted on 11/28/2011 6:54:52 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Cain is not the one that called me "heartless" and "inhumane"! MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: brownsfan
I voted for mccain because of Palin... I gave them $2500.00. Did you? I will tell you how that worked out... it sucked... I paid $2500.00 and still got a kenyan usurping islamic traitor for president. I will NOT be making that mistake again. You want romney... you vote for him... you want newt... you vote for him... if the republicans nominate either... I will not vote for them and I will work to finally destroy the branch of the dim party known as the republicon gang. ALL of you have been warned since 2008 by those of us that are right wing extremists... no more rinos... period.

LLS

35 posted on 11/28/2011 6:58:05 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: i88schwartz

LOL! Newt, an “anti-establishment candidate”?! Maybe in Chuck Todd’s world. Their is only one candidate in the race who is truly anti-establishment. Hint: he’s the guy Todd never mentions.


36 posted on 11/28/2011 6:58:30 AM PST by Captain Kirk
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To: Balding_Eagle
It will be much easier for Obamacare to remain the law of the land with Romney in office, as it will be impossible for the Republican Congress to oppose Romney on that issue.

This is what happened in Cali. We should have left Davis in as we were united in fighting him. Instead, we got Ah-nold and our republican legislators remained silent.

37 posted on 11/28/2011 6:59:10 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Cain is not the one that called me "heartless" and "inhumane"! MERRY CHRISTMAS!)
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To: mvpel
The republican leadership manufactured our primaries to do exactly what you say... they want a progressive because otherwise... they lose their wealth and power.

LLS

38 posted on 11/28/2011 7:01:07 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: i88schwartz

He’s better then the current president. I won’t have to be forced to vote for him.


39 posted on 11/28/2011 7:01:31 AM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: Da Coyote

Re: Romney- I don’t like the blow dried SOB, either — but ANY, including that nut job Ron Paul would be better. Let’s remember all the people who wouldn’t hold their nose and vote for McPain. Are they better off now? At least McPain was an American.... Your sulk and pout and hold-my-breath-til-I-turn-blue will result in four more years of that closet Muzlim.


40 posted on 11/28/2011 7:02:14 AM PST by gemoftheocean (...geez, this all seems so straight forward and logical to me...)
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To: GOPJ

—They’re the same people who attacked Palin - and now Gingrich...—

You mean, Palin, Perry, Cain, and now Gingrich. I think...


41 posted on 11/28/2011 7:03:12 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

The only one I will absolutely not pull the lever for is Romney. With the rest I’ll either vote for the man or at least hold my nose and do it.


42 posted on 11/28/2011 7:04:12 AM PST by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: i88schwartz

I’m not going to be dragged anywhere.

Mittens and the GOP can kiss my ass.


43 posted on 11/28/2011 7:10:04 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: brownsfan

Don’t matter how it worked out.

I’m not about to support a party that doesn’t represent me or my views at all.

If that causes the country to fail, so be it.


44 posted on 11/28/2011 7:11:16 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: LibLieSlayer

“I voted for mccain because of Palin... I gave them $2500.00. Did you? I will tell you how that worked out... it sucked... I paid $2500.00 and still got a kenyan usurping islamic traitor for president. I will NOT be making that mistake again. You want romney... you vote for him... you want newt... you vote for him... if the republicans nominate either... I will not vote for them and I will work to finally destroy the branch of the dim party known as the republicon gang. ALL of you have been warned since 2008 by those of us that are right wing extremists... no more rinos... period.”

LLS

This is so beautifully stated.

The warning has been so clear, and their non response to it goes well beyond a political tin ear. The GOP is trying to punt with Romney, bunch of stinking loser cowards is what they are.


45 posted on 11/28/2011 7:14:37 AM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: i88schwartz
I would need to injected with mind altering drugs...
46 posted on 11/28/2011 7:19:02 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: i88schwartz

Just as we were for John McCain.


47 posted on 11/28/2011 7:19:44 AM PST by CPT Clay (Pick up your weapon and follow me.)
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To: cuban leaf

You’re right - the only top tier person NOT attacked is Romney... that’s telling.


48 posted on 11/28/2011 7:23:58 AM PST by GOPJ ( Democrats are the only reason to vote for Republicans.... Will Rogers)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy
I'll vote... I did a few weeks ago... all Conservatives and for the first time in over 100 years Mississippi has full republican control of our state government. I will vote for President... I'll write someone in if I am forced to do so... but I will not vote for a rino and I will not accept any blame from you or anyone else. Look to yourselves and ask, “What could I have done to stop these rinos”? The blame lies with those that control every aspect of this election... the elite republican blue blood leadership.

LLS

49 posted on 11/28/2011 7:26:41 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: i88schwartz
Nope - I would rather have a GOP House and Senate vs Obama, that would create a contentious fighting over the next four years than have a GOP House and Senate with Obama lite (aka Romney) with a green light.
50 posted on 11/28/2011 7:27:44 AM PST by taxcontrol
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