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Romney will take tougher approach to Santorum, adviser says (Drudge-Rhoades, GOP-e prepping smears?)
CNN ^ | 2/8/12 | Rachel Streitfeld

Posted on 02/08/2012 9:51:40 AM PST by jimbo123

As Rick Santorum counted up his victories Tuesday night, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney signaled the campaign would take a tougher approach toward his resurgent rival and portray him as a Washington insider.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bloodythursday; drudge; drudge4romney; drudgerhoades; gope; mattrhoades; rinos4romney; romney; santorum
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1 posted on 02/08/2012 9:51:48 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Thats all the guy has.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 9:57:01 AM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: jimbo123

Santorum has not been a factor in the race until now, and therefore has not had his many political faults discussed widely. Now he’ll get that pleasure.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 9:57:15 AM PST by babble-on
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To: jimbo123

“Romney will take tougher approach to Santorum, adviser says “

LOL If that’s the best “dirt” that mittens has to throw against Santorum, he better start crying now.


4 posted on 02/08/2012 9:57:48 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jimbo123

Bishop Willard Romney and his hissing cockroaches.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 9:57:48 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: jimbo123

Mitt better come up with something better than that.

All S need do, if he chooses to respond, is contrast what he was doing in DC vs what Mitt was doing in MA, during the same time period.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 9:58:10 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: jimbo123
Ah, so the gun-grabbing, pro-abortion, pro-homosexualist, statism-loving socialist wants to go negative again, huh?

I'd sooner spit in Romney's face than vote for him for dog catcher. FUMR!

7 posted on 02/08/2012 9:58:28 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: jimbo123

Here comes the Romney big money unfounded character smear.

Doesn’t Mormonism have something like “Do not bear false witness against your neighbor”? Or are they like Islam that encourages you to stick it to anyone who’s not of the elect?


8 posted on 02/08/2012 9:59:25 AM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: jimbo123

And the Romney slime machine with all its presstitute minions swings into action.

RNC be warned, I will say it again - I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY NOR WILL ANYONE IN MY FAMILY! PERIOD!


9 posted on 02/08/2012 9:59:56 AM PST by commish (Freedom tastes sweetest to those who have fought to preserve it.)
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To: babble-on

Are you ready for the romney/paul s%&t storm???


10 posted on 02/08/2012 10:00:46 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: jimbo123

The Romney loving Drudge-Rhoades and GOP-e can both go to Hades.


11 posted on 02/08/2012 10:00:58 AM PST by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: duffee

Yep, it will be a Romney Paul tag team.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 10:02:06 AM PST by Sybeck1 (It's official, Mitt can't win in either Dixie or the Midwest.)
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To: duffee

You read my mind in the next state over.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 10:02:49 AM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: jimbo123

Good. Romney is a smear man, and this with Gingrich’s attack will show Romney to be what he really is - an issueless shyster.

Better Santorum than ROMNEY!


14 posted on 02/08/2012 10:03:03 AM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: jimbo123

This is the only thing Flip can do. He has no positives to run on. He gets some some term gain with this method but his overall appearance and likeability takes a beating in the process. He continues to fall with his numbers across the board continuing to drop even from the unsuccessful 2008 campaign levels.

He’s a slow motion train wreck but no one wants to admit as much. How long until they once again dust off the draft Jeb Bush movement rumors?


15 posted on 02/08/2012 10:04:30 AM PST by bereanway
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To: Antoninus; American Constitutionalist

The Romney slime machine is warming up fast today in order to try and take down Santorum now that he’s become a clear threat after last night’s massacre.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 10:07:01 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123

Personally I don’t care what Romney does. I am not going to be voting for him.


17 posted on 02/08/2012 10:07:18 AM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: jimbo123

And then after the smears, Romney will say:

“I never saw the ads. They were created by a SuperPac that I’m not even allowed to talk to”:

This act is getting old. Let’s put Romney in a cage on top of a limo and ship him back to Massachusetts.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 10:07:48 AM PST by vekzen
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To: jimbo123
TRANSLATION:

I will call out the slime machine I used on Bachmann, Cain and Gingrich but haven't released on Ron Paul as he serves me well.

19 posted on 02/08/2012 10:07:59 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: bereanway

“This is the only thing Flip can do. He has no positives to run on. He gets some some term gain with this method but his overall appearance and likeability takes a beating in the process. He continues to fall with his numbers across the board continuing to drop even from the unsuccessful 2008 campaign levels.”

Wow,,you could be talking about Obama when you said that.


20 posted on 02/08/2012 10:08:23 AM PST by austinaero (Obama or America - can't have both)
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To: bereanway
BINGO....You win the t-shirt prize. Please contact the RNC address below and give them your two cents.

After NV
Delegate tally approximately
Romney 51 Newt 45
when FL vote divided per RNC rules!

Pass the word!


CLICK TO DONATE TO NEWT

CONTACT FOR RNC:
website@nrcc.org

310 First Street
Washington DC 20003

Encourage them to do the RIGHT thing: end the FL fiasco NOW!
Play by RULE 15:B:2

21 posted on 02/08/2012 10:08:23 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: jimbo123

This line of attack won’t work. We’ve seen all the Washington D.C. insiders and establishment money rallying to Romney not Santorum.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 10:10:58 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: ZULU

The slime machine he also used on Perry,


23 posted on 02/08/2012 10:11:33 AM PST by ZULU (LIBERATE HAGIA SOPHIA!!!!!)
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To: jimbo123

Post S. Carolina and pre-Florida, Romney and Gingrich drew the battleships of their respective campaigns broadside and proceeded to launch verbal attack after verbal attack upon one another. It got so ugly that both ships were listing in regard to how voters felt about the two candidates by the end of that states’ primary.

Along comes Rick Santorum on a dinghy, and blows them both completely out of the water with the twin torpedoes of truth and perseverence. For good measure he strafed them with the .50 cal of solid (not great) conservative principles with the courage to stand up for conservatism.

Both of the once fearsome battleships are wounded, not sunk. They will be back in the fight. But only the S.S. Romney has the captain at the helm that will drop a nuke on that little row-boat that could.

I’ve always liked the little guys in life. The ones that no one gave a chance to. The ones the bullies picked on because they could.

Once in high school wood shop, one of these little guys was being physically picked on and humiliated by a couple of large jock types. That day I proved to myself that I won’t fight for the little guys, but I WILL hand them a two-by-four, stand back and enjoy the carnage.

Swing low Rick, swing low.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 10:12:24 AM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: hoosiermama
Hey!

I've been virulently anti-Romney from the get-go. See my post number 7.

So how come I never win a t-shirt???!!!

:^(

Lol!

25 posted on 02/08/2012 10:14:11 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher
I'd sooner spit in Romney's face than vote for him for dog catcher. FUMR!

I disagree. I would love to see Mitt making the rounds in the white suit. It might keep him out of trouble. On the other hand, he didn't even know how to humanely transport his own dog, so that makes him unqualified.
26 posted on 02/08/2012 10:16:04 AM PST by Dr. Sivana (May Mitt Romney be the Paul Tsongas of 2012.)
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To: jimbo123

When our circular firing squad has finished it’s work, and the latest iteration of flavor of the month is safely under the bus, the writing on the wall will be a bumper sticker that says Ron Paul. Read it and weep.


27 posted on 02/08/2012 10:16:49 AM PST by matthew fuller (Obama has definitely earned a second term- 99 years in Leavenworth USP.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota

It comes down to one word. When I tell my linguine spined Romneybot “friends” that I refuse to vote for their guy and they ask what he could possibly be lacking that I have missed, I simply say “Honor”. I would use the word “Integrity” too but most of ‘em don’t know what it means.

Stunned silence. It works well. Try it.

Let the Romney pitbulls loose. They still don’t have a clue why they are tanking.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 10:18:27 AM PST by Mountain Mary (Reputation is what others know about you. Honor is what you know about yourself.)
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To: bereanway

This is what happens when you allow a Democrat to run in the Republican primary. He does as much damage as possible to the real Republican candidates. It is a win-win for Romney. He’d rather have Obama win re-election than see him lose to any of the conservative Republican candidates. Same goes for Paul.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 10:18:27 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: struggle

Seven reasons for Rick Santorum


  1. Who has won the most states without the benefit of their own money, last election's organization or a billionaire casino sugar daddy?
  2. Who is everybody's second choice when he isn't their first?
  3. Who can get both the Romney people and the Gingrich people, who hate each other, to vote for him?
  4. Who has the best record on immigration?
  5. Who has the best plan for repealing ObamaCare? And is the only GOP candidate who didn't help write or approve legislation which helped spawn this fiasco?
  6. Who has the best plan for expanding the American economy and strengthening American families?
  7. Who is the closest thing we have to the "generic Republican" which polls show consistently beating Obama and is most likely to make the election about Obama's sorry record that about himself?

30 posted on 02/08/2012 10:18:45 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: jimbo123

Romney better tread VERY CAREFULLY. If he tries to DESTROY Rick like he did Newt, all hell will be unleashed on Romney.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 10:19:58 AM PST by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: Dr. Sivana
he didn't even know how to humanely transport his own dog, so that makes him unqualified.

I forgot about that. You're right.

So I can't even vote for him for dog catcher.

Is there anything this immoral cretin masquerading as a conservative is qualified for?

32 posted on 02/08/2012 10:20:35 AM PST by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: matthew fuller

I support Ron Paul.

In Virginia anyway.


33 posted on 02/08/2012 10:23:16 AM PST by Grunthor (Mitt Romney and anyone supporting him can go fornicate themselves with a cactus)
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To: Sybeck1
He acts like the School Bully. Well, Mitt you are about to find out what it's like, we are going to bloody your nose and send you crying home to mamma.

No one is listening to you anymore MITT, you have wasted your $$$$$ on negatives and it's not working, is it? Thing is YOU CAN'T CHANGE now, you can't play nice now. It's over for you, and your such BORE.

YOUR FINISHED, guess you will be the last to know, just about the time your helpers and the Media suck the last $$$ from you. But hey? You being a GOD and all that crap, put your face in your hat and see what magic trick you have left?

BTW: you need to change your underwear.

34 posted on 02/08/2012 10:28:47 AM PST by annieokie
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To: Grunthor

The chances for a brokered convention are growing, and that is very favorable to Paul....He shines at caucus type proceedings.


35 posted on 02/08/2012 10:32:20 AM PST by matthew fuller (Obama has definitely earned a second term- 99 years in Leavenworth USP.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; BlueMoose
"Doesn’t Mormonism have something like “Do not bear false witness against your neighbor”? Or are they like Islam that encourages you to stick it to anyone who’s not of the elect?"

No, the God(s) who appeared to FLDS/LDS "Prophet" Joseph Smith told him that Christianity was an "abomination."

FLDS/LDS "prophet" Brigham Young and others taught that Islam is superior to Christianity.

Bluemoose is a member of the cult. I'll give him an opportunity to refute these claims here in front of everyone before I post the referenced quotes from thier own scriptures and books.

36 posted on 02/08/2012 10:35:47 AM PST by SENTINEL (Romney is to Conservatism what Mormonism is to Christianity.)
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To: jimbo123

Contrary to popular belief and contrary to my initial conclusion, I don’t believe that Romney will turn up the heat of Santorum.... he won’t need to.

Regardless of yesterdays events, I doubt that Romney sees Santorum as much of a threat.

However, Trump might very well throw a few darts and of course Fox-GOP-e news will do Romney’s dirty work.

It seems to me that in the long run, it’s better for Romney if he continues to hammer against Newt.


37 posted on 02/08/2012 10:36:31 AM PST by Gator113 (~Just livin' life, my way~..... GO NEWT GO--itÂ’s about the survival of our country!!)
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To: Grunthor
Can the Paul-bots be dealt with? Can we trust them to keep promises if deals are made with them?
38 posted on 02/08/2012 10:40:44 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: annieokie

We need a graphic from “Christmas Story”


39 posted on 02/08/2012 10:42:24 AM PST by Kansas58
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To: Sybeck1

Get ready for the slime! That’s all Romney can do slime & smear just like the Bush family.


40 posted on 02/08/2012 10:42:47 AM PST by HectorOne
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To: Flycatcher

Ping me to another political thread and I’ll give you one. One per thread.

But do check out the GOP rule. They are not following their own rules. Should show more than anything they’re in the tank for Romney. Address are provided to send them your two cents.

And if you haven’t already donate to FR and to Newt.
Newt’s working OH. Rick is going to MI and Mitt is heading to TX (Where Perry is setting up an ambush....Remember he endorsed Newt)

Have some HOT tea with that popcorn.


41 posted on 02/08/2012 10:45:03 AM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: LucianOfSamasota; reaganaut; Colofornian

“Doesn’t Mormonism have something like “Do not bear false witness against your neighbor”? Or are they like Islam that encourages you to stick it to anyone who’s not of the elect?”

I do not know if the different regard and treatment afforded the ‘gentiles’ extends to a form of taqquiya in the public forum (as opposed to conversion pitches). I have repeatedly asked Mormons if Bishop Romney’s support for abortion in the public theater and his discouragement of it amongst his own represents that double standard. i.e. ‘Gentile’ control while the Mormon numbers grow. A kind of ‘spay your pets’ campaign. So far none have elected answer.

Anyway, I shall ping our ex-Mormon experts.


42 posted on 02/08/2012 10:46:20 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips; but watch their hands!)
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To: jimbo123

Unfortunately, Santorum is the last hope for conservatives. Newt is fading and all he can do now is split the conservative vote and give Romney the victory. If Newt had any integrity and cared about others more than himself (but that’s the issue, sin’t it?), he’d bow out now and give Santorum the total conservative vote and bury Romney.


43 posted on 02/08/2012 10:49:45 AM PST by mikeus_maximus (GOP "moderates" like Bush opened the door for Obama and showed him the path he's running down.)
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To: Flycatcher

“Is there anything this immoral cretin masquerading as a conservative is qualified for?”

Honey dipper.

Maybe fly swatter.


44 posted on 02/08/2012 10:53:51 AM PST by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: SandRat
The Romney loving Drudge-Rhoades and GOP-e can both go to Hades.

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
45 posted on 02/08/2012 10:54:03 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Well the MSM including FOX and other so called Conservative journalists covered for Romney when he bombarded Newt with the negative half truth distorted ads and criticized Newt as WHINING when he complained .

Let us see how they react when Santorum gets the same treatment.

Santorum doesn’t have the $$$ to fight back so what is he going to do WHINE like Newt or use what $$ he does have to go after Newt some more


46 posted on 02/08/2012 10:55:07 AM PST by uncbob
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To: commish

The elitist castrati aka Romulans at Drudge, the RNC, Fox News and National Review are probably all on suicide watch after last night.

Santorum better be prepared for the barrage BS that is about to hit him.


47 posted on 02/08/2012 10:59:58 AM PST by sarge83
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To: jimbo123

Robama is so shocked. And now he has his next target to destroy.


48 posted on 02/08/2012 11:02:25 AM PST by Revel
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To: jimbo123
“Mitt Romney signaled the campaign would take a tougher approach toward his resurgent rival and portray him as a Washington insider.”

So he will have Ann Coulter start talking about Santorum?

49 posted on 02/08/2012 11:06:11 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (I love how the FR spellchecker doesn't recognize the word "Obama")
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To: jimbo123

Cain slimed.
Perry slimed.
Gingrich slimed.
Santorum? You’re next.

The only one with immunity appears to be Paul.

Romney/Paul 2012?


50 posted on 02/08/2012 11:07:20 AM PST by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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