Skip to comments.Mitt's Scorched Earth Win
Posted on 02/01/2012 6:03:11 AM PST by Servant of the Cross
While Mitt Romney may have taken a step closer to the nomination Tuesday in Florida, the scorched earth he leaves behind tells me he took a few steps further away from the White House -- and what's more, he knows it.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...
He articulated what so many of us know to be the case. Florida was a disgrace due to a disgraceful candidate.
Scorched earth from someone that has no core and few scruples.
Very good article. I really liked Newt’s positive campaign before the attacks in IA. We just have to hang on tight for Feb.
Willard can't run on reasons to vote for him, so he resorts to slimy attacks on Newt. Voters in other states can see through this crap.
A very good article.
Romney crapped in his own nest.
In Iowa, Gingrich was running a relentlessly positive campaign. He refused to say bad things about Republicans. Mitt went negative in a big way and started to trash Gingrich. Newt's response was a mellow statement that going negative was a bad idea for any Republican.
Well, it worked out OK for Romney.
Romney kept going negative and kept telling lies about Gingrich. Eventually, Newt responded in kind and also went nehative.
Media response -- "Whoa!! Do you see how angry Newt is?? Boy, he's really going negative, huh? That's going to hurt him!!"
Now, in Florida, Romney spent 99% of his money going negative.
Again: Media response -- "Whoa!! Do you see how angry Newt is?? Boy, he really wnet negative, huh? That's what killed his chances!!"
I agree. Tell FReeper C. Edmund Wright. He's the author.
Nothing will grow in the soil of that scorched earth, not even by November. At least for me, Romney is out of consideration forever (but that has been true since RomneyCare passed in Massachusetts). Sadly, America needs an alternative to Obama. I just pray that a non-Romney can win the nomination so we have that non-socialist option.
Yep, that’s a fine article. Why Newt abandoned his positive message remains a mystery, though I suspect it was because of the massive attack waged against him by almost everyone. How do you stay upbeat and positive under such conditions?
But he has to get back on track. His message resonates with the public. He has to get back in campaign mode; not defense mode.
It’s a shame these RINOs are willing to use the nasty tactics of political warfare against each other but not against their opposition.
This is why the GOP — and conservatives — lose so many political battles.
17 million $$$ divided by 50...
Don’t bank on it. The sheeple are spoon fed their opines by the 6 o’clock text readers.
That’s a great article. It “found” my feelings. I, of course, will vote AGAINST Obama ... but I will NOT vote FOR Romney. What a shame, no choice. the GOP has rammed another John McCain down our throats ... damned near cost us the nation last time, this may be the end coming in November. Romney left NO ROOM in his “party” for a conservative like me. If folks feel like I do, many will stay home. Might as well buy Michelle her own plane now.
You betcha...Came out this AM that it was closer to 20 million
Know any freeper who can help make a video/slide presentation for You tube? Got a couple more “IDEAS”
Romney spent massive ammounts of money for small returns. He should fit in quite nicely with the current DC crowd.
Mitt O’Bain is not the first Yankee to come South and institute a scorched earth policy.
Can you find me the VOL;Page:paragraph that states Newt was cleared of all charges?
Am goin rogue
If Mitt wins the nomination, I think he might just destroy the Republican Party.
I am split on whether that is a bad thing or not.
The thing that’s really astounding is how FOXNEWS has joined the MSM in their bias against Gingrich. What they used to complain that the MSM does for Obama, they now do for Romney.
Thanks for posting.
FTR: My headline suggestion was “Mitt Knows He Can Never Win White House” - but editor went with Scorched Earth. (his right to do so of course).
But the key to me is Mitt fought Florida in such a manner that proves to me he knows he cannot win.
(Little off topic)
Beck is on first thing this morning climbing on Gingrich and saying he feels sorry for Gingrich supporters.
I am almost to the point of being forever done with Beck.
Does anyone know what happens when GBTV is canceled? I gifted it to a few people. I want to cancel every stinkin’ thing connected to him but also don’t want to yank a gift away, I just want him to know that there will be no more subscriptions coming.
Mitt probably won’t go negative in the general election though
As I understand it, the actual data is online but I'm not sure where. Google may be your best help.
Google is full of junk on the subject....
If Ronmey is the nominee, I will vote for the third party. If not available, I’ll vote for Obama. When I said that I’d never vote for Romney, I really did meant just that.
So which of the 11 Commandments does Romney abide by?
Mitt’s going to find it a little more difficult to score in the deep South. Fla is not the South. Newt should just concentrate on Super Tues. Hopefully Santorum will be forced to drop out due to no money.
Truly a great article, specifically the assessment of Newt’s campaign mistake(s) thus far.
It bothers me, however, that Floridians absorbed, bought into, and then acted on the negativity.
I can understand Democrats being that naive and malleable, but this was a closed primary was it not?
I had to turn Beck off this morning. His gleeful gloating is over the top. Being George Washington? Not much Glen. Seriously, do you think George Washington would behave like Glen? or Mitt for that matter. If Beck is to be believed he would not be so happy today ... because Mitt Romney is not the George Washington character that Beck claims he’s searching for. Which makes Beck a liar. And like you, I’m about to cancel my subscription.
Now I know why Beck didn’t like Palin ... he was deeply afraid she’d beat his boy Romney.
If Romney is the nominee, I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM - Period. If that means four more years of Obama I no longer care. Let the country go completely to hell! I am sick of the way the establishment GOP ALWAYS shoves moderates down our throats and I’m not going to take it any more! Also, it will be a cold day in hell before I ever donate another nickel to the Republican Party. Henceforth, I will only donate to specific campaigns or candidates that I choose. The GOP can thake their fundraising letters and shove em where the sun don’t shine! Mr Rancid Prius - you can kiss me on my backside in Macy’s Store window!
Great article and excellent summation.
Can he buy a lot of votes?
Can he buy a lot of votes?
He can buy a lot of votes,
In a twinkling of his eye.
But hes cool shark,
And cannot leave his PAC Men.
The GOP is so yesterday.
I agree. Perfect analysis of what really happened.
I voted for Newt yesterday and proud of it.
Ditto! If America’s republicans are going to be stupid enough to pick the liar Romney, then they DESERVE four more years of Obama and I’ll help give him to them! (Yes, I’m pissed).
I have not listened to Beck since shortly after he left Fox. I was listening on the radio for a while and he started sounding more and more like a delusional nut so I turned him OFF!
Look FRiends I hate to say this but I think Romney is going to get the nod. Newt hasn’t been good in the last couple of debates and he doesn’t have the money to compete with Romneys attacks or his organization. I effing hate Romney look at my tag line, but I’ll vote for the effing weasel because he’s just a little better than Obama. I hate saying that.
I dunno--A lot of us here in Florida knew it was crap, yet it was very effective.
At least the 25 robo-calls per day are over.
In addition to everything else, Romney has used up all his ammunition. He still has unlimited amounts of money, but the outrageous charges and vicious smears are not going to have the same impact when made the second time around in some other state. People have already been there and done that. And vicious personal attacks are the only thing Romney has to offer.
Romney has no ideas of his own, and he doesn’t want his own past, either political or business, examined too closely, so he can’t even talk about that honestly. That was actually the substance of Newt’s first negative ad about Bain Capital. Romney was wildly misrepresenting even what business he had been in (which he claimed allowed him to “create” a million jobs). So actually, even the Gingrich Super-PAC ad wasn’t a personal attack but a challenge to Romney’s self-proclaimed version of his record.
The big problem that Gingrich is going to have is getting his message out there. He gave some excellent addresses here in Florida, and they were attended by thousands of enthusiastic people (unlike Romney’s scanty talks, which were lucky to get 200 people). But if I had not watched them on the Internet because I learned about them here or in a similar source, I would never have known about them.
Marchin' through Georgia, eh?
Willard has run the most disgraceful campaign I've ever witnessed. Wait 'til Obama turns his billion dollar campaign fund on negative ads about Mittens.
They are both great articles and resources BUT I’m trying to create a meme like 9-9-9. Something short that when googled turns to articles like this and the actual record.
Newt can’t continue to say Willard lies...It’s negative and turns back on him. He must go positive. A short meme can be put on signs, distributed through spokes people, post-a-notes on grocery items etc. It would show people with a little bit of research the WILLard is indeed a liar without Newt saying so...
Keep collecting so we can tie the articles to the meme in the future. Be back with you when I find the information...Maybe Kristinn knows his way around the congressional record or knows a freeper who does.
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