Skip to comments.The White House Wants Romney
Posted on 01/04/2012 2:04:11 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Anyway, here's this New York Times story now. It's by Helene Cooper. "Now that Mitt Romney has squeaked through with the narrowest of victories in the Iowa caucuses, President Obama and his campaign aides are facing a conundrum as they decide how to tarnish the man they see as their likely opponent in the battle ahead. Do they go the flip-flopper route? Or do they go the out-of-touch, protector-of-Wall-Street route? The two tactics are not necessarily mutually exclusive, and in fact, the presidents re-election proponents have in recent days been gleefully highlighting both aspects of Mr. Romneys public persona.
"In one portrayal, he is the one-percenter Wall Street type -- witness the Democrats display in Iowa this past weekend of a worker who was laid off from a company that was restructured by Bain Capital on Mr. Romneys watch. That portrait makes him out to be a conservative ideologue. The other picture paints him as the weathervane-watcher who was for Roe versus Wade before he was against it; who said he believed that humans contributed to global warming before he said that actually he was not so sure about that; and who said he was glad Mr. Obama was 'copying' parts of his Massachusetts health reform before he said he would seek repeal of the federal health-care overhaul. 'Yesterday, Mitt predicted victory. Today, he says 3d would be fine. He cant even stick to the same position on THAT!' an Obama adviser, David Axelrod, said on Twitter on Tuesday."
So the New York Times says Obama's licking his chops, can't wait to go up against Romney, and here's a pull quote from the story. "It is a high-wire rope to walk -- accenting the more conservative parts of Mr. Romneys record, while at the same time arguing that he is a politician who is more than willing to shift ground as the ground shifts. There are signs that the Romney-as-ultra-conservative narrative seems to be gaining favor within the Obama campaign." Now I think this story is fascinating because it is jumping the gun. The presumption here is that Romney's the nominee, which tells me -- and I can't tell you how many of the professionals and the consultants have told me, not directly, but they've let it be known that they think I'm full of garbage when I've said the White House wants Romney. I have said for months that I think the White House wants Romney for both of these reasons.
They want Romney so they can run against Romneycare. They think they neutralize any opposition to Obamacare because Romney's got his own health care plan saddle around his neck and they also want to run against him because he's Mr. Wall Street. I think they're set up to run against Romney. Now the media is telling us they're afraid of Romney. That's strategic so that we think we should support Romney. But the left is never gonna tell us what they really want us to do, and the left is never looking out for our best interests. So when the left tells us who we'd be better off with, go the other way. And the left has been telling us how worried they are about Romney. Romney would be the toughest for Obama to run against. Now, the New York Times has blown that, the New York Times has a story, Obama chomping at the bit, can't wait to run against Romney. And my contention is this has been their desire all along. My contention is they think Romney would be the easiest of the likely-to-win Republican candidates.
I know the Republican political professionals have let it be known that I don't know what I'm talking about -- think I'm crazy.
That's the fact Jack!
No doubt about it.
I just HAD to swipe the “NOPE 2012” image. What a find!
Right now mr obama and company are scared of all challengers, how could they not they have a record to run from not on
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Of course they want Slick Willard. They’ll use the flip-flopping to alienate conservatives and 1%er/Bain stuff to fire up their base. 0bama will beat willard worse than he beat McCain.
When I took it my top three profile matches were Bachmann, Santorum, Huntsman. What is unique (You have to take the test to see) is that when all of the candidates stacked up at the end Mitt Romney was the closest to Obama, who was dead last.
I love Rush, but I’m not so sure of this.
Exactly. By the way ,Rushbo has left Newt at the alter . Today's 3 hr Rick swoon makes that clear. If Rick falls flat Rush will be crestfallen..
I don’t believe it for a minute. Their criticisms are all aimed at Republicans, not Democrats. There are others, especially Gingrich, who would be much easier for the Democrats to crush. They are not unaware of what happened in Iowa, and they are not stupid.
Thanks for the ping!
Romney will have trouble defending against or attacking Obama simply because he’s so similar.
If by some fluke he managed to win the white house, the democrats will have the most willingly cooperative republican.
Romney is the no lose candidate for them.
The whitehouse would love to see Romney picked to run against obama. Right out of the gate and into the swearing in of obama for a second term, the democrat party and obama would be citing the Morman Church’s disallowance of blacks in the church. They may allow it today, but just about 4/5 years ago, it was not allowed, along with members of tribes and Jews.
It is 100% certain... trust Rush on this.
It won't be pretty for Zero and they are terrified of a Newt / Zero debate.
It's obvious they fear Newt most. Not initially. But when Newt's ability to bring True Conservatism to the masses in the debates, they became terrified.
Newt has the gift of Communication. Reagon had the the gift of Communication. Their styles are different, but so persuasive that even the Liberal Media is stunned and silenced. Why? Because Newt knows the Founders inside and out. Newt is a Modern Day Founder and knows every meeting, speech and what it took to bring our Nation into being.
So he is able to say the truth with conviction and back it up with such passion and details, people find themselves in agreement no matter what side they are on.
THEY FEAR NEWT and want Romney.
Free Republic Founder Jim Robinson recently posted his preference for Newt. People watch Free Republic and the fact that it is Anti-Romney, that you will get banned for supporting Romney.... is just why Zero and Axelrod are drooling for Romney to be the candidate. But he won't.
s That's why I want Newt to hang in, at least for the next four months. He will make the eagle scream, both in primary debates and in the convention -- and millions of Americans will be listening.
Even if we wind up with Rick Santorum or, in a brokered convention, Sarah Palin -- Deus vellet! -- as our nominee, Newt's voice and intellectual power will do fantastic damage to Obama and the neo-Stalinist cause.
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