Skip to comments.Top GOP Senator Says ‘If Romney Loses Michigan, We Need a New Candidate’ (Anonymous Coward)
Posted on 02/18/2012 7:19:05 AM PST by Windy City Conservative
A prominent Republican senator just told me that if Romney cant win in Michigan, the Republican Party needs to go back to the drawing board and convince somebody new to get into the race. If Romney cannot win Michigan, we need a new candidate, said the senator, who has not endorsed anyone and requested anonymity. The senator believes Romney will ultimately win in Michigan but says he will publicly call for the party to find a new candidate if he does not. Wed get killed, the senator said if Romney manages to win the nomination after he failed to win the state in which he grew up. Hed be too damaged, he said. If he cant even win in Michigan, where his family is from, where he grew up. What about Rick Santorum? Hed lose 35 states, the senator said, predicting the same fate for Newt Gingrich. It would have to be somebody else, the senator said. Who? Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor.
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Heh...the stupid GOP-E still doesn't get it, and never will.
Drop the “if”.
And drop RINOmney, the vapid dork.
It tells me that at least some in the GOP are more interested in defeating conservatives than they are in defeating Obama.
The crap about not being able to win without a RINO is noting more than cover.
Time to have a long talk with the GOP. They usually wait till after the election before they start chucking bricks at conservatives.
If they nominate Bush...I am done with the GOP. Too many in that party take their marching orders from the mainstream media...who are not our friend.
A combative conservative will win...I don’t know if Santorum has the nerve to take on the liberal media and the Obama administration...Newt does.
I live in Michigan and know I will vote for one or the other in a few days...I keep going back and forth.
He is saying just what most are saying here.
Newt is flawed, all the women hate Rick, so that leaves Mitt or a dark horse.
In other words, the GOP is going to lose (according to the conventional wisdom).
Time for them to start their own party of limp-wristed "moderates" and see how many elections they win.
Do you know of any unemployed Generals that can't stand Zero?
Well, let’s start with the Bushophiles: Hutchison, Cornyn.
Could be McLettuce, too.
The GOP establishment speaks.
Probably some RINO scumbag from the Northeast.
Their next try is Jeb Bush or CHris Christie.
The bloated windbag Islamophile masquerading as a real Republican who once said he would categorically VETO a queer marriage bill, NOW is waffling.
Chris Christie - the PERFECT RINO candidate for them!!
Agree, one the reasons we have nobama!
I don’t think so. He wouldn’t suggest Jeb Bush. He’d suggest HIMSELF.
In reality, the conservative powers that be are all in favor of a ‘brokered convention’, because almost certainly the result will be a serious conservative. RINOs will be marginalized.
Out of the 2,286 delegates, at least 60% or better are going to be conservatives, and a very hard nosed lot at that. And to muster a majority, 1,144, is going to be harder than winning the presidency.
The nominee is not just going to get away with b.s. like H.W. Bush did with his “no new taxes” pledge. He will have to put what is demanded of him *in writing*, and he is going to have A LOT demanded of him.
A lot of wannabees will drop out after seeing that list. And any congresscritters who support a candidate are going to have to sign on that dotted line as well, that they will vote down the line, and not obstruct, the conservative agenda.
My own top 10 list of what I think should be demanded of the conservative nominee:
1) With congress, reform the office of the presidency to eliminate unconstitutional practices like presidential signing statements, Czars, recess appointments, executive privilege, and other things.
2) Restore the 4th Amendment, consolidate many of the 100+ federal police agencies, stripping police powers from non police agencies. Restoration of the War Powers and Posse Comitatus Acts.
3) Create a process to systematically dismantle unconstitutional government agencies, eliminate vast amounts of bureaucratic regulations, abolish Obamacare and move the US back to a private health care system. Restore most of taken state lands to their individual states.
4) Restructure Social Security to eventually phase it out for everyone but minimum wage workers with no other form of retirement. Then privatize their trust fund.
5) Finally push through serious balanced budget and line item veto amendments to the constitution.
Not bad for a first term.
Why is flawed used for Newt and not the other candidates? Newt has already proven accomplishments for America - that's why the rino's and liberals went after him. He's IS the one that isn't flawed! And the only candidate who has solutions and the very best solutions for America.