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Palin Calls On Romney To Work Harder For The Conservative Vote [Explain "Shifts in Ideology"]
CNN ^ | February 11, 2012 | Peter Hamby

Posted on 02/11/2012 3:11:19 PM PST by Steelfish

Palin Calls On Romney To Work Harder For The Conservative Vote Peter Hamby

Washington (CNN) - Sarah Palin issued a warning to Mitt Romney Saturday, calling on the former Massachusetts governor to do a better job explaining his record to conservatives or risk dampening voter turnout in November if he wins the Republican presidential nomination.

In an interview with CNN and The New York Times before her speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, Palin said she was confused by Romney’s declaration here on Friday that he was a “severely conservative Republican.”

“I wasn’t quite sure what the word 'severely' meant,” Palin said.

She said Romney and his two main rivals - Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich - should be given time to explain the flaws in their record until the Republican National Convention in August, when she said the nomination fight could ultimately be decided.

But Romney may have the hardest sale to make, she said, asking him to explain his “shifts in ideology” since he left the Massachusetts governorship.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cpac; cpac2012; palin; palin2012; romneydeathpanels; romneydirtytricks; sarah2012; severebigdig; severedeathpanels; severelyliberalmitt; severelynastyromney; severelyphoneyromney; severlybrutalromney
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1 posted on 02/11/2012 3:11:21 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: onyx; Windflier
Interesting note here.......

I don't think Mitt is going to like her very much for this.

2 posted on 02/11/2012 3:13:17 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Steelfish

I could not believe he used the word “severely” either. Ridiculous. It made him sound like all the untruthful characteristics the libs try to hang on conservatives as humorless, angry, bitter, puritanical, prudes and legalists. As usual, Mitt speaks off the cuff and winds up cuffing himself.


3 posted on 02/11/2012 3:16:08 PM PST by newheart (What this country needs is a good dose of bran. Attack Muffins Unite!)
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To: Lakeshark

He does not like anybody, and the feeling is mutual.


4 posted on 02/11/2012 3:16:43 PM PST by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Lakeshark

Mitt has NEVER liked Sarah and the feeling is mutual. She can’t stand him either, or his hired goons who have been trashing her since 2008


5 posted on 02/11/2012 3:17:59 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lakeshark
I don't think Mitt is going to like her very much for this.

Heh....he's probably sitting somewhere snarling about her as we speak. He'll never get someone like Palin, and he'll never get the American people.

6 posted on 02/11/2012 3:24:10 PM PST by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Mitt has NEVER liked Sarah and the feeling is mutual

My understanding also. Sarah speech at CPAC was fantastic.

7 posted on 02/11/2012 3:30:33 PM PST by Logical me
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To: Steelfish

mitt and co have been trashing palin since 2008. Look at those “conservatives” who now support Romney. They been attacking Palin since 2008 and its now obvious why they did that


8 posted on 02/11/2012 3:33:10 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: Windflier; onyx; Sarah Barracuda
As usual, she hit it out of the park today. I still wish she would take some voice lessons, but I don't know anyone that can motivate people so well, or crystallize concepts down to fun sound bites like she can. She had a message that brought everyone to their feet over and over again, encouraging us all to get up off our butts once again and try to save this beautiful country the Obamacrats are destroying.

What a gift she has.

9 posted on 02/11/2012 3:33:47 PM PST by Lakeshark (NbIttoalbl,cRwIdtaa)
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To: Steelfish

I’m sure Mittens Oromney will be pleased to become as conservative as expediency dictates, and then explain it with his plastic smile. After all, it’s only for as long as it takes to get elected.


10 posted on 02/11/2012 3:34:17 PM PST by pallis
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I’m with Sarah, I can’t stand him either!


11 posted on 02/11/2012 3:34:17 PM PST by A. Morgan (Ayn Rand: "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality.")
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To: onyx; TitansAFC

Sarah calls mitt out. Ping the lists.


12 posted on 02/11/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by hoosiermama (Stand with God and Sarah, the Gipper and Newt will be standing next to you.)
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To: Lakeshark

I don’t think Mitt is going to like her very much for this.
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severly you just..


13 posted on 02/11/2012 3:35:43 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: Lakeshark

I don’t think Mitt is going to like her very much for this.
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severly you jest..


14 posted on 02/11/2012 3:35:57 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: A. Morgan

He’s just like Obama, except nicer dressed, that’s about it


15 posted on 02/11/2012 3:37:07 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Lakeshark
I still wish she would take some voice lessons,

Well I am glad you got something from the message.

16 posted on 02/11/2012 3:37:53 PM PST by itsahoot (I will Vote for Palin, even if I have to write her in.(Recycled Tagline))
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To: Steelfish
Sarah Palin issued a warning to Mitt Romney Saturday, calling on the former Massachusetts governor to do a better job explaining his record to conservatives or risk dampening voter turnout in November if he wins the Republican presidential nomination.

Sarah probably knows this already, but dampening conservative voter turnout into assured defeat levels is precisely what Mittens was hired by the Democrats to do.

When you look at his car salesman smile, remember that he knows he's running in order to throw the election to the Rats.

With every wave, with every word, with every smile - he knows it.

And he's laughing at the Republicans who don't.


17 posted on 02/11/2012 3:37:59 PM PST by Talisker (He who commands, must obey.)
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To: Lakeshark
Guaran-damn-tee you the Bishop was watching Sarah's speech, and it was just killing him knowing that he will never command the adoration of the people the same way Sarah does.

KMA, Bishop...

18 posted on 02/11/2012 3:39:22 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Windflier

he’s probably sitting somewhere snarling about her as we speak.
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During her speech his handlers were probably pointing out to him

“see how she says that”

“see how effortly she expounds”

“See how they hang on every word”

“if you can do that..”

“Oh make her stop” says Willie Mitty “Ive got a tummy ache”

LOL


19 posted on 02/11/2012 3:40:27 PM PST by Tennessee Nana (Romney a Massachusetts moderate which is a liberal by Republican standards)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

See my tag line.


20 posted on 02/11/2012 3:40:41 PM PST by svcw (Only difference between Romney & BH is one thinks he will be god & other one thinks he already is.)
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To: Talisker

He looks like a character from Flushed Away.


21 posted on 02/11/2012 3:42:10 PM PST by aruanan
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To: svcw

Your tag line is 100 percent spot on


22 posted on 02/11/2012 3:43:17 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Steelfish

Sarah nailed it, and Romney, here. Romney has consistently whitewashed his left leaning-to-liberal record as governor (and before) instead of offering up a credible case as to why any of us should believe he’s not a liberal now. (I have my doubts he could ever make one, but Palin is still right on the money.)


23 posted on 02/11/2012 3:45:59 PM PST by DemforBush (Six o'clock in *Berlin*. They were having lunch in Cleveland.)
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To: DemforBush
It's actually pretty good advice. Had Romney done that a year ago and quit defending Romneycare he might actually have made headway among conservatives.

Did you hear Santorum's joke?

A guy walks into a room with a liberal Republican, moderate Republican and conservative Republican. What did he say?

Hi Mitt!

24 posted on 02/11/2012 3:52:04 PM PST by colorado tanker
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To: Steelfish
From the article:

“I don’t think that it would be a negative for the party, a brokered convention,” she said. “And people who start screaming that a brokered convention is the worst thing for the GOP, they have an agenda. They have their own personal or political reasons for their own candidate, who they would like to see protected away from a brokered convention. That’s part of the competition, that’s part of the process. And it may happen.”

Am I the only one who thinks she has something up her sleeve?

In the article she also says the doesn't want any of them to drop out. Clearly she doesn't want to see a front runner emerge and be anointed before the convention.

25 posted on 02/11/2012 3:54:37 PM PST by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: Steelfish

Sarah my dear ... he’ll just lie to get it. It doesn’t mean he has changed one iota.


26 posted on 02/11/2012 4:00:16 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Abbeville Conservative; abigailsmybaby; afnamvet; alley cat; antceecee; APatientMan; aphid; ...
Sarah Palin's New Ping List


27 posted on 02/11/2012 4:01:31 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lakeshark; Windflier; Jim Robinson

Sarah Palin cannot be more emphatic. She knows that Romney is NOT a conservative, nevermind a true one, or a “severely conservative governor,” as he claimed in his CPAC speech.

Romney is on notice!

GO SARAH!!!!
GO NEWT!!!!


28 posted on 02/11/2012 4:09:08 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Lakeshark; Windflier; Jim Robinson

P.S. Screw you, Faux.....LOL.

Interview granted to CNN!

LOL.


29 posted on 02/11/2012 4:10:28 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

AND the NTY.....LOL.


30 posted on 02/11/2012 4:11:56 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: onyx

And the NYT....LOL.


31 posted on 02/11/2012 4:12:30 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: Steelfish

32 posted on 02/11/2012 4:14:58 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Steelfish

33 posted on 02/11/2012 4:19:20 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Lakeshark

34 posted on 02/11/2012 4:20:13 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: who knows what evil?

Hey, Romney! Chess game?

Sarah says, “Queen takes Bishop!”

Queen goes as far as she wants in every direction.

The Bishop can only have an angle.


35 posted on 02/11/2012 4:21:48 PM PST by LachlanMinnesota (Which are you? A producer, a looter, or a moocher of wealth?)
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To: who knows what evil?

What makes you think mittens cares the slightest bit what the people think of him? It would be interesting to know when his last visit to fly-over country was, before the campaign I mean.


36 posted on 02/11/2012 4:25:51 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: onyx
Interview granted to CNN!

I was under the impression that Palin's FOX contract prohibited her from going on other networks.

37 posted on 02/11/2012 4:27:55 PM PST by upsdriver (We Tea Partiers need Sarah Palin for president.)
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


38 posted on 02/11/2012 4:28:22 PM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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To: Steelfish
Oops, I edited it...

Sarah Palin issued a warning to Mitt Romney if he wins the Republican presidential nomination, he will dampen voter turnout in November.

THEIR FIXED IT...

39 posted on 02/11/2012 4:34:16 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Steelfish

She knows he can’t explain the shifts. Sarah is really really smart at this and I love how she keeps their feet to the fire.


40 posted on 02/11/2012 4:38:44 PM PST by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......? Embrace a ruler today.)
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To: onyx
I suspect Coulter has already gone through a carton of smokes since Governor Palin’s speech. I expect a particularly nasty retort no later than Tuesday.
41 posted on 02/11/2012 4:50:17 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Yo Mitt - Money can't buy you love...)
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To: Steelfish
I don't know what she's talking about.


42 posted on 02/11/2012 4:57:54 PM PST by McGruff (GO NEWT!)
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To: upsdriver

LOL. I don’t think she gives a rat’s patootie.

It says, CNN and the NYT! Oh my!


43 posted on 02/11/2012 5:02:53 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: gov_bean_ counter

Yep. I suspect you’re right. Her next column will be a smoker’s hacker, as in hack job.


44 posted on 02/11/2012 5:05:36 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: FReepers
“A nightstick the size of a telephone pole and the muscle to wield it effortlessly.”


Annoy liberals, Romney, Faux, the GOP-E,
Vote for Newt & Support Free Republic!


45 posted on 02/11/2012 5:07:49 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: hoosiermama

Once again Sarah Palin proves her value, She is saying the words that need to be said. There will come a time when the Tea Party will need her! Those who trashed her will be punished.


46 posted on 02/11/2012 5:18:03 PM PST by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: Steelfish

I doubt if Romney asked her opinion. Palin needs to put up or shut up. Endorse or go to Alaska and keep the trap shut.


47 posted on 02/11/2012 5:52:11 PM PST by Hattie
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To: who knows what evil?

If Obama is reelected this country is going to Hell. If Mitt Romney is elected we Deserve to go to Hell.


48 posted on 02/11/2012 5:59:17 PM PST by conservativejoy
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To: Hattie
I doubt if Romney asked her opinion. Palin needs to put up or shut up. Endorse or go to Alaska and keep the trap shut.

Ahhh, another bitter hag heard from.
49 posted on 02/11/2012 7:07:58 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: Lakeshark

I don’t think she cares what any RINO thinks about her. I think HE should worry about what she thinks about him.


50 posted on 02/11/2012 8:00:57 PM PST by HMS Surprise (Chris Christie can still go to hell.)
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