Skip to comments.Romney’s carpet bombing coming home to roost
Posted on 02/08/2012 5:56:32 AM PST by Lakeshark
So what did last night mean?
Rick Santorum won the two non-binding caucuses where all candidates competed, and the Missouri non-binding primary where Newt was not on the ballot.
Does it mean that the Republican electorate all of the sudden has fallen in love with Santorum? That remains to be seen. Santorum has done well in three caucus states so far (IA, MN, CO), and very poorly in one caucus state (NV) and the three binding primary states where everyone competed (NH, SC, FL).
While Santorum deserves to bask in last nights glow and the media will give him plenty to glow about for a day or two, Santorum cannot be considered the designated not-Romney until he proves he can win or at least do very well in big states with binding primaries where everyone competes.
In other words, lets see how Santorum does on Super Tuesday. Then we can talk.
A lot of people are disgusted with the way Romney has run his campaign, and it forced powerful voices like Sarah Palin and Mark Levin to speak out against the smears.
In Colorado, 65,479 voters turned out versus 70,229 in 2008. In Minnesota, 47,836 voters turned out (95% reporting) versus 62,828 in 2008. In Missouri, 251,868 turned out versus 588,720 in 2008.
We have a problem folks. Romneys carpet bombing is coming home to roost.
(Excerpt) Read more at legalinsurrection.com ...
The truth: If Romney is our candidate, he will depress turn out big time in the general as well. It's why the media has been so kind to Mitt. Let's watch as they turn their guns on Santorum, and hope either he or Newt survive, because if they don't, it's going to be Romney, and we'll all want to go hide somewhere........
Those were some pretty expensive defeats he suffered yesterday.
At last, Romney's karma has run over Romney's dogma.
Romney for Obama in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Let’s hope there are many more expensive defeats coming for Flipper........
“Those were some pretty expensive defeats he suffered yesterday.”
‘Kind of makes me feel good all over. The problem for mittwit is WHO he spreads the dirt and slime around on Super Tuesday. He will now be forced to spend double to take on both Newt and Rick.
What did Romney spend in each state ???
It’ll be interesting to see how the Romney attack machine operates now. Do they have the slightest clue that one of the reasons for their losses last night could just possibly be that God loving Midwesterners don’t take kindly to their now familiar signature character assassinations?
So do they go postal again or try to be a little bit “nicer” to Santorum this time? I say: Go for it Mittens and Co.!
We wanna see ya repeat your Fla manners playbook and spend 20 MORE M.! :-)
Their coffers can’t be endless, ya know. Let’s hope that Rom depletes some more of his “hard earned” contributions from his fave Super PACs.
“Let’s watch as they turn their guns on Santorum, and hope either he or Newt survive, because if they don’t, it’s going to be Romney.”
I have, and will to continue to support Newt. However, Santorum is the best candidate on Moral/Social issues, but Newt is the best overall candidate for all three pillars (social, national defense, & fiscal). IF either of these two come out on top I will be estatic...I wished they would team up. Whatever, it is time to see two common enemies - Romney then Obama.
LOL, Diogenesis. That is exactly how I see Mitt.
Be careful how much glee you have over this vis a vis Mitt. Ok, I know it’s tempting. But the point is this: the anti Obama movement is being depressed - the whole party is being depressed - by Mitt’s tactics. This could spell the end of our nation as we know it.
Much as I despise Mitt, I do not wish to see that exchange just so he can get a taste he deserves .
BTW: I predicted this the day after Florida:
“Lets hope there are many more expensive defeats coming for Flipper........”
I agree. Willard has poisoned two election cycles now.
Agreed on all points.
He spent most of his time and money campaigning in Colorado. I don’t have an exact figure but it was in the millions.
I prefer Newt too, but would enthusiastically support Santorum if he pulls ahead.
Their coffers cant be endless, ya know.
the Mormon company in Salt Lake City has 100s of BILLIONS in the coffers...
I do think Mitt has to be knocked out to stop the slide towards low turn out. He’s a bad candidate, milquetoast at its finest. If he continues to lose and eventually drops out, I’m thinking the issue of low turnout will clean itself up fairly well.
Exactly. Romney is using some of his own money, but you can bet the Mormons have been funneling money to him ever since 2008, when he lost the primary but perked up Mormon hopes of getting a Mormon bishop into the White House.
They’re not going to give up without a serious and expensive fight.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.