Skip to comments.Conservatives Won't Have Romney Shoved Down Their Throats
Posted on 02/01/2012 2:08:59 PM PST by Jim Robinson
If former House Speaker Newt Gingrich continues in the Republican primaries, not only is he doing more good than harm, he may be the only candidate left who can save the Republican Party.
The Republican establishment is bound and determined that it is going to impose a Mitt Romney on us. Conservatives do not want former Gov. Mitt Romney.
You see, we have danced this dance before. We had Sen. John McCain shoved down our throats in 2008. How did that work out for us? We have George W. Bush, who barely won his races, and before that we had former Sen. Bob Dole, who blew it, and George H.W. Bush, who could not win re-election against an unknown governor from Arkansas!
We conservatives have had it.
The conservative and Tea Party bloc of the Republican Party supports Newt Gingrich.
We conservatives held our noses and voted for John McCain in 2008. That did it for us. We are not doing it in 2012. The Tea Party overwhelmingly supports Gingrich over Romney. One exit poll showed Gingrich getting 45 percent of the Tea Party vote versus 14 percent for Romney.
Gingrich is the only one in the race who has a chance of uniting the Republican Party. If Romney wins the nomination, a quarter and a half of the Tea Party voters say they will not vote him in the general election. That is a ticket to defeat.
By staying in the race, Newt holds out the possibility of saving the Republican Party...
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“sage” - “as he”
Well my slogan is
“better a Mormon than a Muzzie”
For a write-in candidate of choice OR for a third party with acceptable principles. That would be the Constitution Party.
I will NEVER vote for Mitt Romney.
I've made the pledge.
Rick Santorum must drop out. He has no shot, and his continued campaigning will only serve to get Mittens the nomination by splitting the Conservative vote.
He must see this by now. If he does not, then he is either 1.) Too willfully blind to see the plain truth, or 2.) On the extensive Romney payroll.
“But next November when the choice is between Mitt and the Zero who will they be voting for?”
It's safe to say darn near all of us feel the same way.
Despite the way the media tried to manipulate our interpretation, I totally connected with Reagan and what he had to say, and eventually understood what the MSM was doing. Never thought at the time that someday, I would discover the GOP-e does the much of the same. Started cluing in during the last POTUS election. It's more than obvious this election cycle.
The GOP-e can pound sand...
Correct. I am a Tea Partier. I have been to many rallies. I have donated and campaigned for Tea Party Candidates.
I support Newt 100% in his campaign to defeat the Statist Mitt, and later the Marxist Obama.
Comments about a third party are spot on.
Any political organization that tosses 40-60 percent of its constituents aside is asking for division. Furthermore, it is the more conservative group that leaves the more liberal bunch almost every time. Economic disaster is usually a hugely effective catalyst for change.
I fearlessly predict the Pubs are finished this time around if they ignore the conservatives. Sort of like the Whig Party in the U.S. and the Liberal Party in the U.K. They may stay around for a while in some form or fashion, but they will no longer function as a viable governing alternative.
I think romney is as bad as 0 if not worse. If the GOPe thinks they can buy the nomination for their candidate, they deserve to lose. The power is with we the people, and damn them for trying to corrupt that. I will not vote for romney, that lying permasmile may be the devil himself rino bassturd.
You ask what will happen in November with Romney as the nominee. I suspect many of the Gingrich/Santorum supporters will not pull the lever for Romney. Of course, the Paul cultists will not pull the lever for any of the others in numbers. This will be enough to reelect Obama, as well as likely cost us the Senate and perhaps the House.
The way the near term schedule stacks up, it is best if both Paul and Santorum remain in. Next Tuesday, only Santorum and Romney are on the ballot in Missouri. If only Romney remains, he gets all those delegates. In the Virginia primary, it is Romney and Paul. The alternatives to Romney really hurt themselves on some of their organizing attempts. Every delegate counts.
Floriduh is so infected with Northern liberalism that the state endorsed the slithering liberal Rominy. BUT not one other Southern state will give their delegates to the lying two-faced liberal. Moral of the events? ... Ignore the corrupted media and know that Milt is as high as he will get. From today, his is all down hill to an also ran. Just remember, when Milt smiles as he lies to you, there’s a commercial being run nation wide for him ... ‘and I’m a Mormon.’ Get it?
Since at this point it seems Gingrich is the only one left who has a chance to stop Romney, I’ve decided to support Gingrich. However, I’m going into it with my eyes wide open and not with some blind devotion to, nor blind faith in Newt. He is a flawed candidate and I don’t fully trust him either.
At least, for the first time in a long time, our primary vote in Tennessee matters. They have been unable to anoint their establishment candidate using the early primaries.
Bravo! Excellent post.
IF THE REPUBLICANS NOMINATE MITT ROMNEY, THEY HAVE NO ONE BUT THEMSELVES TO BLAME FOR THEIR LOSS.
I hope they're listening, but I rather doubt it.
Our country goes down with either romney or obama. They both don't know what it takes to get us back...
They both are liberals....one is just more radical than the other.
Hey...that's a great line to print on all the GOP-E donation requests I get :)
True, but if we nominate Newt (or somebody else) who do we blame when we lose?
You hit it. Conservatives have kissed just about every frog in the pond. Newt is the latest fling. My love in still Palin.
Newt's election problem is will he raise enough free $peech to counter Romney's e$tablisment free $peech. The one who $pend$ the most free $peech buying microsphone$ usually win$.