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Michigan lawmakers worry about Mitt Romney
Politico ^ | 2-21-2012 | Alex Isenstadt

Posted on 02/21/2012 2:02:59 PM PST by Darren McCarty

Michigan lawmakers who have endorsed Mitt Romney are worried about his prospects in the state with only one week to go before the critical primary there.

Polling shows a tight race in Michigan, despite the fact Romney was born and raised there and his dad was a former Michigan governor. “I think Romney is going to do a good job. Will he do enough to win as strong as he needs to in Michigan? It remains to be seen,” said Michigan GOP Rep. Tim Walberg, who resides in the southeastern 7th District.

Concern among Romney’s Capitol Hill backers hasn’t yet risen to the level of all-out panic. Romney is still the favorite to win in a state he captured four years ago, his backers insist. But there exists a worry that a narrow Romney win in his native state would only raise concerns about his viability in the 2012 contest.

The problem, the members said, is simple: Romney has failed to stir the passions of the Republican faithful.

“There’s obviously an element out there looking for an alternative,” said GOP Rep. Bill Huizenga, a former state representative whose district encompasses part of western Michigan. Rep. Dan Benishek, a freshman from the socially conservative Upper Peninsula, was more direct in assessing the challenge Romney faces.

“I wish he would be more passionate,” said Benishek, a former Herman Cain supporter who switched to Romney after Cain dropped out. “That’s always been my wish about Mitt.

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: michigan; romney
Tim, Tim, Tim, what were you thinking?

None of these reps, including my own who I normally like, get it. It's about lack of passion. It's about people not supporting a guy that we can not trust. Which Mitt Romney is running? The anti-gun, pro-abortion, Romneycare candidate who ran for Massachusetts Governor? Or Romney 2.0 or 3.0 which appeared ironically when he decided to run for president. Either he lied about being a liberal or he lies now being a conservative.

1 posted on 02/21/2012 2:03:07 PM PST by Darren McCarty
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To: Darren McCarty

All right, Michigan “lawmakers”...repeat after me....

RINOmney is a vapid dork.

RINOmney is a vapid dork.


2 posted on 02/21/2012 2:06:58 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: Darren McCarty

Michigan is the land when old last names will always guarantee you a pack of wusses that will endorse you by default.

Not to mention that our liberals want to be like Karl Marx and our conservatives want to be like Gerald Ford.


3 posted on 02/21/2012 2:08:34 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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4 posted on 02/21/2012 2:16:09 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: Darren McCarty

They’re not worried about Romney’s prospects, they’re worried about their own now that they’ve walked out onto a plank that Santorum is about to saw off.


5 posted on 02/21/2012 2:20:06 PM PST by Paine in the Neck (Where's he getting these ideas? He's not smart enough to be that stupid all by himself.)
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To: Darren McCarty

“Tim, Tim, Tim, what were you thinking?”

He was thinking that with help from the head of the Not Taxed Enough Already Party, the governerd, Romney could make it over the line. Now.......not so much.


6 posted on 02/21/2012 2:25:06 PM PST by RushLake (Liberalism/Progressivism--Domestic terrorism financed by your tax dollars)
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To: Darren McCarty
The problem, the members said, is simple: Romney has failed to stir the passions of the Republican faithful.

How clueless are these lawmakers? Since they refuse to look at his record, they couldn't handle if Mitt ever released his real passions.

7 posted on 02/21/2012 2:25:22 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: Darren McCarty

I see a whole lot of people in the 11th hour pulling a Mike DeWine and switching their support over to Santorum. They will just say they didn’t realize how weak Milt is like DeWine just did. No one wants to be backing a loser.


8 posted on 02/21/2012 2:26:56 PM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Darren McCarty

We are counting on the mid-west, including Michigan to send this RINO packing.

The Romney TV Sleaze attacks must be in high gear because I am - STILL - seeing attack ads against Santorum HERE IN FLORIDA! And when I go to the website of the “restoreourfuture.com showing the underhanded, misleading attacks against santorum, who do I see all over the website MITT ROMNEY! Big surprise.

So the Romney liars at “restorourfuture.com are trying to hit Rick so hard they are buying ads that even cover freaking FLORIDA when our primary is OVER - they must be covering every outlet with their distortions.

It’s funny how little they have to use against Rick and all you can do as a viewer is watch in amazement if you compare the diminutive contentions to the socialist medicine scam and the codified albatross “Wheels for Welfare” program of Mitt. For thse deluded cult members to dare insinuate that Rick is the least bit left of Romney is just sad.

http://www.MitigateRomney.com


9 posted on 02/21/2012 2:26:56 PM PST by publius321
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To: Darren McCarty

The thrill is gone Lucille...

Romney is to Passionate, as Moochelle is to Sexy, their is somethings you cannot change, he ain't got it.

10 posted on 02/21/2012 2:31:19 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Darren McCarty

“Concern among Romney’s Capitol Hill backers hasn’t yet risen to the level of all-out panic.”

LOL!

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11 posted on 02/21/2012 2:32:10 PM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: taildragger

LOL the Romney campaign generates the excitement of a mid September baseball game between two teams 20 games out of first place.


12 posted on 02/21/2012 2:33:15 PM PST by nascarnation (DEFEAT BARAQ 2012 DEPORT BARAQ 2013)
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To: Darren McCarty
Tim, Tim, Tim, what were you thinking?

Hmmmm... I wonder if Randy Richardville and Thaddeus I voted for the NDAA are in the same loosing camp..

13 posted on 02/21/2012 2:34:15 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: Darren McCarty

I’ve written to Walberg and expressed my displeasure with his endorsement of Romney.


14 posted on 02/21/2012 2:45:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: taildragger

Randy Richardville needs to go, period. He’s one of the SOBs who co sponsored the bill that brought about the forced unionization of child care workers. His Uncle Khann got $5000 from the SEIU the day it passed.


15 posted on 02/21/2012 2:48:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Darren McCarty

Good. That means that in their offices, their correspondence, in cafes and on street corners their constituents are ripping Mitt a new one.


16 posted on 02/21/2012 2:59:53 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Darren McCarty

“a former Herman Cain supporter who switched to Romney after Cain dropped out”

They must have found the only one...?


17 posted on 02/21/2012 3:08:15 PM PST by Leep (Dueling tag lines=don't worry,you'll be a vegetable guy soon<>It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: Leep

He obviously likes businessmen.


18 posted on 02/21/2012 3:24:18 PM PST by JediJones
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To: taildragger; All

“The problem, the members said, is simple: Romney has failed to stir the passions of the Republican faithful.”
I am really sick of these PEOPLE insulting us like this. They are insinuating that if Romney just made more rousing speeches, then we would abandon our basic sense and support him.

These RINO’s expose what they themselves are by their saying this. They don’t understand that we will not vote for Romney because no matter what he says or how passionately he may say it – he is a liberal and does not mean it!
They don’t understand that we are rational, logical people. That’s why we are “conservatives”. We are not impetuous like these RINOs, susceptible to crushes like they are. I hear it all day long by these people on Fox like Rove and Coulter. They just don’t get it.


19 posted on 02/21/2012 3:26:45 PM PST by publius321
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To: presently no screen name

I’ve seen Romney be passionate. Unfortunately, it was when he was running for Senator and Governor of MA and defending his liberalism.


20 posted on 02/21/2012 3:35:46 PM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Da Coyote; VanDeKoik

Or, as June Cleaver used to say, “Ward, I’m worried about the Beaver.”


21 posted on 02/21/2012 3:49:29 PM PST by Pining_4_TX ( The state is the great fiction by which everybody seeks to live at the expense of everybody else. ~)
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To: Darren McCarty

I was a little upset to learn today that my rep. McCotter is a Romney supporter.


22 posted on 02/21/2012 4:01:34 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: taildragger

I heard Thad in an interview today say that he was supporting Romney for the nomination.


23 posted on 02/21/2012 4:07:44 PM PST by FrdmLvr (culture, language, borders)
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To: FrdmLvr

Walberg’s my rep. He’s backing him too. Surprised me and not in a good way.


24 posted on 02/21/2012 4:25:59 PM PST by Darren McCarty (Stop Romney - Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary)
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To: Darren McCarty

Looks like Republicans are screwed in 2012 with no one able to carry our banner. We are going to have to learn to compromise and trust at least far enough to hold onto the house.

Newt can’t win, and odds are against even Mitt a this point. Santorim never had much of a shot, and nobody else has yet emerged with the resources & message nessary to take on Obama and his backers.

Resources are the big issue here, not just anyone can do this. Obama has spent the last 2 years funneling our Federal Tax & debt dollars into the hands of his supporters. He has a massive machine, and a even more massive base of slave vote dependence.

To even compete with that we will need a massive machine of our own, and brad enough appeal & passion to convince some of his welfare slaves to attempt to escape.


25 posted on 02/21/2012 4:43:29 PM PST by Monorprise
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To: publius321
321...

Points very well taken.

Mitt will never get that guy in Iowa in the rain, soaked with the C4P shirt on...

That guy? He is us, we can see Mitt is not Conservative.

But we could have gotten very passionate if Sarah threw her hat in the Ring. We we passionate about her because she was a Passionate Conservative, not some Carpetbagger trying to appeal to everyone, we can see though that crap, to all those you mentioned it is all about process and vaniety nothing about the core...

26 posted on 02/21/2012 4:47:29 PM PST by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: KansasGirl
I’ve seen Romney be passionate. Unfortunately, it was when he was running for Senator and Governor of MA and defending his liberalism.

Because that's where his passion is!

Remember when asked about his conservative accomplishments - he said his five kids and marriage. Why he isn't laughed off the debate/this campaign, I'll never know. What a farce!

27 posted on 02/21/2012 6:44:12 PM PST by presently no screen name
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To: publius321

There are pro Mittens ads on TV in Wisconsin. WTH?


28 posted on 02/21/2012 9:45:32 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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To: Mountain Mary

Er..I meant “anti Santorum”...Nothing “pro” about Mittens..ever.


29 posted on 02/21/2012 9:46:32 PM PST by Mountain Mary (Freedom is at stake in this election. Rick Santorum)
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