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Romney Surrogate: Electability Should Trump 'Beliefs and Principles'
Fox News online ^ | Published January 07, 20 | FoxNews.com

Posted on 01/07/2012 11:01:41 AM PST by marty60

A New Hampshire surrogate for Mitt Romney said at a local political event that it's evident he will be the Republican presidential nominee and suggested that "beliefs and principles" should not be the deciding factor for voters. State Sen. Gary Lambert said the most important thing is to nominate somebody who can defeat President Obama. "I don't get it. This is not about picking a favorite, it's not about picking someone you like," Lambert said. "It's not about picking someone even with your own beliefs and principles. This is about picking a person who can beat Barack Obama, period."

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Speaks for its self. I will be in and out. But wanted everyone to see this!

1 posted on 01/07/2012 11:01:45 AM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

Can’t agree because I would not vote for Ron Paul. However, having a republican president does carry huge benefits. Judges, US attorneys, etc.


2 posted on 01/07/2012 11:04:20 AM PST by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: marty60

What’s new about this?
For the GOP it’s always been about Party over Principal.


3 posted on 01/07/2012 11:05:01 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: marty60

WOW! “Speaks for itself”, is right. bttt


4 posted on 01/07/2012 11:05:44 AM PST by Matchett-PI ("One party will generally represent the envied, the other the envious. Guess which ones." ~GagdadBob)
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To: marty60
suggested that "beliefs and principles" should not be the deciding factor for voters

Oh, well, let me rush over and vote for Hussein. Hey, he's black, ya know, and he caaaares so much for people (was really told this)!!!

5 posted on 01/07/2012 11:07:39 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: marty60
Don't waste my time telling me how much of a louse 0bama is ...

I can preach that sermon better than you can.

Instead, use our time wisely, by telling me how good your guy is.

If the best you can say is "he's not 0bama", I'm not going to vote for him.

6 posted on 01/07/2012 11:08:56 AM PST by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: marty60
So shallow.

This sort of thinking is why I disavow the GOP. I'm a Conservative. I vote for Conservatives. If there is no Conservative running, I don't vote. Romney's people can suck it.

7 posted on 01/07/2012 11:10:45 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war. It's coming.)
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To: marty60

suggested that “beliefs and principles” should not be the deciding factor for voters. State Sen. Gary Lambert said the most important thing is to nominate somebody who can defeat President Obama.

Why bother. Let’s just go to a one socialist party system so we can all back a winner. If we have to choose between two big government candidates election after election, we may as well stay home.


8 posted on 01/07/2012 11:11:05 AM PST by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: marty60
"I don't get it. This is not about picking a favorite, it's not about picking someone you like," Lambert said. "It's not about picking someone even with your own beliefs and principles. This is about picking a person who can beat Barack Obama, period."

Isn't that how we got "Mahvahwick McCain!!!" during the last election? No thanks!

Besides, limp wristed appeasing socialist RINOs are not electable. I won't believe the GOP wants to win unless they back a conservative.

9 posted on 01/07/2012 11:12:18 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Williams

“having a republican president does carry huge benefits. Judges, US attorneys, etc.”

Oh really? If that Republican president has no principles, what makes you think that he will appoint the “right” judges and US attorneys? A liberal one who “works across the aisle” might appoint 1 conservative and 1 liberal judge...or he might not think that’s such an important thing, and nominate an unknown like Suter, the equivalent of throwing the dice. In a 4-3 court, with many Constitutional rights on the chopping block, that’s no longer good enough.


10 posted on 01/07/2012 11:13:04 AM PST by winner3000 (ss)
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To: marty60

They want us to accept check-boxes labeled:
“whatever massa ‘D’ say” and “whatever massa ‘R’ say”

(roughly translated to “go left like my backside is on fire” or “go left so I don’t realize you’re screwing me” respectively)

The elites love their control.


11 posted on 01/07/2012 11:14:34 AM PST by plsjr (<>< ... HIS will be done! (http://NewSpring.cc/webservice - Biblical Nourishment))
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To: marty60

Willard Romney has no core beliefs (except for that cult in SLC) or principles OR conservative accomplishments.

Perry does! Santorum does! My man, Newt does!

Newt will win because of his Reagan-like conservative accomplishments and Reagan-like communication skills.

(Rove KNOWS Willard has none hence the $$$$$$$ smoke screens and daily Willard lovefest on Fox to oudo even MSNBC & CNN’s desire for Romney as the lay down nominee for Obama.)

Speaker Gingrich led Republicans....the results:

* House Conservative Republicans Back After 40 Years In the Wilderness

* Voting On Each of the Contract With America’s Conservative Principles

* Four Consecutive Balanced Budgets (Remember what those looked like, folks?)

* Successful Massive Welfare Reform

* 11 Million New Jobs

* Unemployment Down To 4%


12 posted on 01/07/2012 11:16:43 AM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Bolton, Perry, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: marty60

“The purpose of power is power.”
—George Orwell


13 posted on 01/07/2012 11:17:25 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: PALIN SMITH

ping


14 posted on 01/07/2012 11:19:10 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: marty60
If you don't care about beliefs and principles, why not just vote for Obama?!

What a propaganda machine.

15 posted on 01/07/2012 11:19:38 AM PST by World'sGoneInsane (We Can Take OUR Country Back--Perry 2012)
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To: marty60

It is all about beliefs and principles. If it were, we would all be democrats.


16 posted on 01/07/2012 11:21:59 AM PST by reaganaut (If Romney is a conservative then I'm the frickin Angel Moroni.)
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To: Williams
having a republican president does carry huge benefits. Judges, US attorneys, etc.

Yeah - like Justice Souter and Justice Stevens.

17 posted on 01/07/2012 11:22:45 AM PST by vbmoneyspender
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To: ArrogantBustard
If the best you can say is "he's not 0bama", I'm not going to vote for him.

Thank you and "Amen," brother!

I've grown beyond sick with the "anyone but Obama" crew. How quickly we've forgotten Arlen Specter.

18 posted on 01/07/2012 11:22:52 AM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: tennmountainman
For the GOP it’s always been about Party over Principal.

You generalize. You know that doesn't apply to most Republicans.

19 posted on 01/07/2012 11:32:16 AM PST by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: marty60
"It's not about picking someone even with your own beliefs and principles. This is about picking a person who can beat Barack Obama, period."

Geez. With this thinking, I guess this dope would be happy with Hitlery. She could beat Obummer too. If this is the best argument the Mittens people can give to vote for him, he is doomed.

20 posted on 01/07/2012 11:32:30 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: marty60

The GOP has become the mythical Vietnamese village. It will have to be destroyed to be saved.


21 posted on 01/07/2012 11:36:23 AM PST by surely_you_jest
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To: lonestar

How many of the freshmen class that were sent to congress in 2010 have been co-opted by Bonehead and Cantor?


22 posted on 01/07/2012 11:38:40 AM PST by tennmountainman
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To: marty60

THE REAL DEAL

If Willard were "the most electable",
THEN WHY DOES HE HAVE TO CHEAT AND BACKSTAB?

American FLIP FLOPPER, the Chameleon-Teflon Milt:
"I bet you $10,000 that I will be as conservative as Kennedy or McCain."

"Vote Count Error? Did Rick Santorum Really Win the Iowa Caucuses?
DES MOINES, Iowa - Edward True, 28, of Moulton, said he helped count the votes
and jotted the results down on a piece of paper to post to his Facebook page.
He said when he checked to make sure the Republican Party of Iowa
got the count right, he said he was shocked to find they hadn’t.
“When Mitt Romney won Iowa by eight votes and I’ve got a
20-vote discrepancy here, that right there says Rick Santorum won Iowa,” True said. “Not Mitt Romney.”


"Several UNREPORTED news reports have it that Romney
did not win the Iowa Caucuses.
Barring any objective, verifiable proof that shows more than 12 votes mistakenly
being credited to Santorum, Romney lost."


"Could Typo Rewrite Caucus History? (Santorum may regain win)"



23 posted on 01/07/2012 11:43:55 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: marty60

“It’s not about picking someone even with your own beliefs and principles. This is about picking a person who can beat Barack Obama, period.”

There is little point in winning an election if the person that gets elected is going to do the same as the one who got voted out of office. Replacing Obama with Obama-lite is not acceptable- tantamount to defeat, in fact. And Myth Romney is a NE gun-grabbing liberal, regardless of what he says or how well he can balance a checkbook, or whatever people think of his hair, demeanor or family.


24 posted on 01/07/2012 11:47:14 AM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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To: marty60

“beliefs and principles should not be the deciding factor for voters”

Just vote for any piece of crap your party puts up. For certain the Democrats have worse crap.

Our country can’t long endure this nonsense.


25 posted on 01/07/2012 11:51:29 AM PST by pallis
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To: marty60

I will not under ANY circumstances voter for Mitt Romney.

I see Paul as a nutcase, so he’s out.

Santorum took himself out of the race yesterday, when he mentioned his intent for an “immediate” cut SS for retired seniors. I think Obama would have eaten him alive anyway. http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2829774/posts

Perry can’t seem to get out of the ditch, so he doesn’t seem to be a player.

So....

GO NEWT GO...........


26 posted on 01/07/2012 11:52:40 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: marty60

Gary Lambert is the poster child for everything that is wrong with the GOP. What a putz. Enjoy another four years in the wilderness, Gary, ‘cuz that’s what you’re going to get with Willard.


27 posted on 01/07/2012 11:53:10 AM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: leapfrog0202

28 posted on 01/07/2012 11:53:53 AM PST by leapfrog0202 ("the American presidency is not supposed to be a journey of personal discovery" Sarah Palin)
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To: CainConservative

Good post.

This was the best part:

Speaker Gingrich led Republicans....the results:

* House Conservative Republicans Back After 40 Years In the Wilderness

* Voting On Each of the Contract With America’s Conservative Principles

* Four Consecutive Balanced Budgets (Remember what those looked like, folks?)

* Successful Massive Welfare Reform

* 11 Million New Jobs

* Unemployment Down To 4%

GO NEWT GO......


29 posted on 01/07/2012 11:56:21 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO.....!)
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To: marty60

Wow there is hope. I am so happy that the majority so far agree with me that this is the EXACT reason Romney doesn’t deserve to be President.

If you don’t have any beliefs or principles that guide your actions. ANYTHING is acceptable.
(definition of a Dumocrat)

Sorry I will stick with my beliefs and principles Romnuts.


30 posted on 01/07/2012 12:03:23 PM PST by marty60
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To: Diogenesis

I heard probably on Fox since that was what I was watching. 2 (?) caucus locations had called in their numbers but whoever lost them. When they called back they had “thrown away” the results. SERIOUSLY?

Then the Romney and another campaign “agree” on a number for the results.

Iowa is meaningless as far as I’m concerned.


31 posted on 01/07/2012 12:09:29 PM PST by marty60
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To: Williams
...having a republican president does carry huge benefits. Judges, US attorneys, etc.

Hope you're not referring to Supreme Court Judges. Exhibit A:

Be careful if you think electing Romney will get us good judges. More likely, Willard will shed his "conservative" façade and give us more Kagans, Ginsburgs and of course, "wise latinas" [sic].
32 posted on 01/07/2012 12:17:07 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Virginia GOP: Romney's favorite butt boys)
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To: marty60

I saw this LIVE also. It was wonderful, after the initial shock! It revealed the Establishment rules Romney, and all of his supporters for all the world to see! An emperor-has-no-clothes moment! Just, wowsers!


33 posted on 01/07/2012 12:36:50 PM PST by RitaOK (HIS FEAR FILLED ENEMIES HAVE PROVEN HIS COMPETENCE and THEY ARE LEGION / Newt 2012)
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To: marty60

1. Romney is NOT electable as Conservatives will NOT vote for him if he is the nominee. That is a FACT. Which means he is unelectable.

2. Only reason Romney is up in some unlikely polls is that 20%+ democratics have temporarily switched parties to vote for the most easily beatable candidate for Zero, which is Romeny.

3. Ron Paul is indirectly working for the Democrats. Do you notice how Ron Paul NEVER bashes Romney? Never. Ron Paul bashes Conservatives much more than he ever bashes ZERO. Ron Paul never bashes Zero and will only start bashing Romney, if/when he were to become the nominee.

4. Free Republic is an Anti-Romney website. This will never change. He Romney were to win the nomination, look for Free Republic to expose his liberalism as much as we expose Obama. FACT

Anyone who says Romney is electable is refusing to live in the real world. Conservatives will not vote for Romney in the General election.


34 posted on 01/07/2012 12:49:21 PM PST by show
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To: RitaOK

One thing about it the Establishment Rove/Bush cabal is REALLY desperate to see Romney anointed. Means status quo as far as I’m concerned.


35 posted on 01/07/2012 12:55:03 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60
Well, Mr. Lambert, replacing a Progressive Democrat with a Progressive Republican isn't going to get America anywhere.

Do you get that?

36 posted on 01/07/2012 1:27:49 PM PST by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: COBOL2Java

Wow. The more i learn about nixon, the more i despise him.


37 posted on 01/07/2012 1:29:06 PM PST by CSM (Keeper of the "Dave Ramsey Fan" ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: marty60

No way, they told us this in 2008 with John McCain. We will vote for the best Republican.

Watch: A Tale of Two Moderates.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K__v-re_1Wg


38 posted on 01/07/2012 1:39:45 PM PST by republictruth
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To: marty60

Ahhh...RIIIGGHT!

If you believe, as do I, that if we weaken or lose the Second Amendment which codifies and affirms our God-given right to defend ourselves and our loved ones from private – AND PUBLIC — criminals, it will pretty much be OVER here, better take the time to look at these:
http://sz0182.wc.mail.comcast.net/zimbra/mail?app=mail#41

Why Do They Want Our Guns?: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j73SsNFgBO4

And let’s get over this every 4-year fixation on the beauty contest known as “The Presidential Race” and take out more of the trash still remaining on Capitol Hill. If we elected some folks with spines and cajones, they could stop a tyrant over at 1600 dead in his tracks!


39 posted on 01/07/2012 1:44:13 PM PST by Dick Bachert (Obozo deserves another term: IN LEAVENWORTH. 25 to life sounds about right!)
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To: marty60

DAMN! This stuff drives me absolutely berserk. If the belief and principles are true and worth fighting for, FOR HEAVEN’s SAKE, LEARN TO ARTICULATE THEM! Make the believes and principles the battleground.


40 posted on 01/07/2012 1:49:27 PM PST by Mach9
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To: marty60

Sorry, but no flip-flop this time. Last time we went for a black man and look what it got us.

This time we are going for belifs and principles.

Bye, Bye, Willard.


41 posted on 01/07/2012 1:58:16 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: marty60

History shows us that very attitude of “me too” and “Dem lite” is a LOSING strategy. When the GOP puts a conservative on the ticket, the base gets motivated and not only turns out to vote, but works hard to get the down ticket candidates elected as well.

You can’t win without the base.


42 posted on 01/07/2012 2:23:05 PM PST by taxcontrol
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To: marty60

“Cart before Horse” argument, we have just had a single beauty contest and this advocate wants his candidate crowned. My answer is no, we have a few more contests to go and then we can see who will be standing at the end.

Given anybody, I will vote GOP because another 4 years of Obama is beyond thinkable. My wish is for a super-majority in the Senate, and an increase in the House seats. Then to peal back all of this flood of regulation and decisions that have hog-tied hiring. We have a long way to go!


43 posted on 01/07/2012 2:25:20 PM PST by SES1066 (Government is NOT the reason for my existance!)
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To: philman_36

Obviously you didn’t read MY post. I didn’t write the article.
Sorry


44 posted on 01/07/2012 2:39:46 PM PST by marty60
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To: SES1066

AMEN. I’ll second that!


45 posted on 01/07/2012 2:41:01 PM PST by marty60
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To: Mach9

That’s apparently hard for Romney to do, since he has no beliefs or principles he is willing to tell us about.


46 posted on 01/07/2012 2:43:44 PM PST by marty60
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To: Mach9

That’s apparently hard for Romney to do, since he has no beliefs or principles he is willing to tell us about.


47 posted on 01/07/2012 2:43:44 PM PST by marty60
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To: republictruth

To tell the truth I almost think McCain threw the 08 election. I know, I know. But his mixing Romney and Zero in his little pep talk says more to me than just a simple slip of the tongue.

Of course if Perry did this or one of this supporters it would be headline news.


48 posted on 01/07/2012 2:49:43 PM PST by marty60
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To: marty60

If electability is the key, Romney should quit the race now!

There is no way he could win against obama!


49 posted on 01/07/2012 2:51:30 PM PST by dalereed
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To: marty60
From the same crowd that told us John Judas McCain and Bob Dull and Dede Scozzafava and Charlie Crist were "electable."

And that Ronald Reagan was not.


50 posted on 01/07/2012 2:54:31 PM PST by EternalVigilance (Romney is Obama.)
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