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Never has a winner looked so beaten (Mitt)
New York Post ^ | January 11, 2012 | John Podhoretz

Posted on 01/11/2012 7:10:01 AM PST by greyfoxx39

Edited on 01/11/2012 7:15:18 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Perplexing but true: Mitt Romney is on the glide path to the most easily secured nomination a Republican presidential candidate has ever had while being one of the weakest major candidates either party has ever seen.

Paul will certainly stay in it with Romney all the way. Somebody has to. And that is not good news for the Republican Party, which will have to reckon with possibly ill-behaved Paul delegates at the convention in Tampa in August delegates who might heckle Romney from the floor and otherwise disrupt his coronation.


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KEYWORDS: 2012gopprimary; loser; mitt; nofatladysinging; podhoretz; romney2012; schadenfreude
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"And because every other plausible major candidate refused to run in 2011, Romney has been the only serious candidate in the race."

WHAT "serious" candates? Palin is the only one I can think of.

Podhoretz is another so-called "conservative" pundit who has been in the tank for Romney.

1 posted on 01/11/2012 7:10:07 AM PST by greyfoxx39
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To: greyfoxx39

Palin wasn’t and isn’t “IN THE RACE”.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 7:12:16 AM PST by Old Retired Army Guy
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To: greyfoxx39

Santorum is a serious candidate.

No real conservative would doubt this.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 7:12:34 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Or, more accurately---reason serves faith. See W.L. Craig, and many others.)
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To: reasonisfaith

What is your definition of “serious”?


4 posted on 01/11/2012 7:18:15 AM PST by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: reasonisfaith

agree and yes serious means a proper conservative, socially and fiscal not some half baked republican who is liberal on social issues which have infiltrated the GOP.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 7:20:26 AM PST by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman.Trolls get a life, I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: greyfoxx39

Willard is his father’s son...a go-along, get along “moderate,” who wants to be liked by all. Even the union bosses could get along fine with his dad, as they plundered the auto companies in Detroit.

Willard will lose because conservatives will stay home this election. Let Obama run the Democrat Party into oblivion. Maybe by 2016 even the RINOs will have had enough, and we can have another Carter/Reagan election.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 7:20:48 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: greyfoxx39
WHAT "serious" candates? Palin is the only one I can think of.

Palin is only the most obvious. Jim DeMint could have made a serious run but didn't. Of the 29 sitting GOP governors only one jumped into the race.
7 posted on 01/11/2012 7:22:10 AM PST by GonzoGOP (There are millions of paranoid people in the world and they are all out to get me.)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Last night was the high point of flake Ron Paul. He was polling well in Iowa and NH and was supposed to finish second. No so in South Carolina or Florida. I think he’s at 5% the last time I looked at SC polling. Ron Paul is not a threat to anyone. His weirdo supporters would rather burn in hell than to support anyone else, so he’s a non-factor.


8 posted on 01/11/2012 7:22:38 AM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Old Retired Army Guy; greyfoxx39
Never forget!

Next for GOP leaders: Stopping Sarah Palin

9 posted on 01/11/2012 7:24:47 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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"And that is not good news for the Republican Party, which will have to reckon with possibly ill-behaved Paul delegates at the convention in Tampa in August — delegates who might heckle Romney from the floor and otherwise disrupt his coronation."

Puerile speculation. In other words, not gonna happen. Paul has already made it clear he's not going to embarass Rand and taint Rand's political future.

10 posted on 01/11/2012 7:28:02 AM PST by StAnDeliver (=)
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“..the most easily secured nomination a Republican presidential candidate has ever had”

Bull. First, there have only been two open primaries in small states where liberals can come over to cast stink votes for a weak RINO and a lying anti-US defense, anti-US Constitution, crackpot. Second, it is still open whether Romney even won Iowa, and the fact that it was a tie anyway makes that “win” really weak.

The race is going to begin when we get to bigger primaries with registered GOP only and hopefully the conservatives get together to agree on one candidate so the conservative majority stop splitting the vote.

Iowa and New Hampshire should be a distant insignificant memories soon.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 7:28:34 AM PST by Proud2BeRight
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“Willard will lose because conservatives will stay home this election.”

If Hussein weren’t the President from hell who fully intends to destroy our country, this may be true.
But in the end, I think many Conservatives will hold their nose and vote for Mitt if he is the candidate.

In another election, your statement might be true. But there is too much at stake this time around.
We know the danger of another four years of the regime. The question will be whether the drones figure it out in time.


12 posted on 01/11/2012 7:28:47 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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“ill-behaved Paul delegates”.

Paul won’t have control over the crazies that support him. They will be more well behaved at the Convention but the loons who support their head loon will have trouble putting a lid on it.

Rand has already embarrassed himself by supporting his father. He should have detached.


13 posted on 01/11/2012 7:32:20 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Awaken Oh America...)
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To: greyfoxx39

And a 3 term governor of a state that is the 13th largest in the world, a state that has a balanced budget, that has lowered the number of government workers and is the triving job generating engine of this country...is not a serious candidate? LOL


14 posted on 01/11/2012 7:32:47 AM PST by McGavin999 ("If you'll have my back when I go to Washington, I'll have yours" Rick Perry 2012)
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To: greyfoxx39
Romney's comments that "He loves to be in a postion to fire people" is not going to play well in the general election that will be about jobs and the economy.

If Romney is the GOP candidate, Obama will win the election.

15 posted on 01/11/2012 7:33:41 AM PST by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: Mountain Mary

If Romney is the nominee BHO will win and America loses.
If Romney is the winner, America still loses, he is no different politically and has already stated he WANTS to work with democrats.
Either one of these guys America is screwed.


16 posted on 01/11/2012 7:34:29 AM PST by svcw (For the new year: you better toughen up, if you are going to continue to be stupid.)
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To: GonzoGOP
Palin is only the most obvious. Jim DeMint could have made a serious run but didn't. Of the 29 sitting GOP governors only one jumped into the race.

Jim Thune and Haley Barbour were two I would have liked to have seen throw their hats in the ring.

Mitt Romney's money scared away a lot of qualified candidates. Even with 24/7 fundraising, these candidates would be at a large financial disadvantage against someone who is willing to spend so much of his personal fortune.

17 posted on 01/11/2012 7:37:47 AM PST by CommerceComet (Governor Romney, why would any conservative vote for the author of the beta version of ObamaCare?)
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18 posted on 01/11/2012 7:37:58 AM PST by EternalVigilance (Romney is Obama.)
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To: Mountain Mary

From your fingers to God’s ears.


19 posted on 01/11/2012 7:38:17 AM PST by mk2000
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To: greyfoxx39

Prolly talking about Christie as the other “major candidate.”


20 posted on 01/11/2012 7:39:27 AM PST by j_tull ("I may make you feel, but I can't make you think.")
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