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Mitt Romney, facing money challenges, aggressively seeks donations
Washington Post ^ | 02/29/12 | Philip Rucker and Dan Eggen

Posted on 02/29/2012 8:39:09 PM PST by writer33

BEXLEY, Ohio — Mitt Romney, eager to capi­tal­ize on his primary-election victories this week, is aggressively pushing for new donations to offset his presidential campaign’s heavy spending and is erecting battle stations in upcoming Super Tuesday states.

Amid a nominating season that has seen little momentum from race to race, Romney is now trying to build some. His advisers argue that he is finally gaining a meaningful lead, and other Republicans say his triumphs in Michigan and Arizona on Tuesday should quell talk of a late-entering candidate in the race.

Obama campaign accuses Koch brothers-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity of faking its grassroots support.

“Governor Romney is on track to win the GOP nomination, and it is getting harder to see a path to the nomination for any of his rivals,” Romney campaign pollster Neil Newhouse wrote in a memorandum to reporters Wednesday.

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
"Money has become an acute challenge for Romney, who was forced to devote significant resources to fending off Rick Santorum and his other GOP rivals in February. The former Massachusetts governor had less than $8 million on hand at the end of January and has almost certainly burned through most or all of that since then."

Apparently, it's not all roses in the Romney camp. This is what happens when you spend your loot trashing your opponents.

1 posted on 02/29/2012 8:39:17 PM PST by writer33
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To: Clint N. Suhks; American Constitutionalist; Antoninus; Colonel_Flagg; cripplecreek; ...

For those who might find this interesting.


2 posted on 02/29/2012 8:40:32 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33

Ha ha!!!

His cash is dwindling!! YIPEEEE!!! This is very good news!

Go Newt!


3 posted on 02/29/2012 8:43:11 PM PST by surroundedbyblue (Live the message of Fatima - pray & do penance!)
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To: writer33

Should we send him some Milt money?

4 posted on 02/29/2012 8:44:40 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: writer33

his supporters are maxed out? heheh


5 posted on 02/29/2012 8:45:48 PM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Yes, sir. Everything is not coming up roses for Romney. LOL!


6 posted on 02/29/2012 8:46:35 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: writer33
Money has become an acute challenge for Romney

Wait. I thought Romney's war chest made him unbeatable. Now it's hurting?

So the master of business who would become the budgeter in chief of the US can't foresee that if he keeps spending money like crazy, he'll run out.

But he's still the front runner by most estimates. I think we're in a LOT of trouble.

7 posted on 02/29/2012 8:51:17 PM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: surroundedbyblue

Romney has been spending it wildly to snow over his competition.


8 posted on 02/29/2012 8:53:12 PM PST by Red Steel
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To: writer33

I hope he loses


9 posted on 02/29/2012 8:57:03 PM PST by JSDude1
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To: writer33
Lemme see, do I want the Presidency or that $50 million to figure out if I'll get a chance to get my ass beat by Obama?

That's a tough one.

10 posted on 02/29/2012 8:57:40 PM PST by Mariner (War Criminal #18)
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To: writer33
That flip-flopping Massachusetts liberal has to out spend his competition 6:1 or more to have a chance.
11 posted on 02/29/2012 9:00:17 PM PST by Proud2BeRight
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To: writer33

Well....I thought Myth had ALL the money to trounce everyone! Who knew!


12 posted on 02/29/2012 9:00:35 PM PST by LUV W (This space reserved for heroes............my AF son....our troops....the vets from all wars...)
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To: irv

This would be hilarious if the joke was on the other side.


13 posted on 02/29/2012 9:01:38 PM PST by moehoward
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To: writer33

Would an expired coupon to Denny’s help?


14 posted on 02/29/2012 9:02:19 PM PST by bramps (Newt is the one)
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To: writer33

RNC called me today, hung up in their face.


15 posted on 02/29/2012 9:02:49 PM PST by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: writer33
Obama campaign accuses Koch brothers-funded conservative group Americans for Prosperity of faking its grassroots support.

From what I have heard of ads, the Americans for Prosperity PAC doesn't condone anyone. They just want us to pick a conservative.

16 posted on 02/29/2012 9:05:22 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: writer33
So apparently in order for Romney to get 40% of the Republican vote anywhere, he has to outspend his opponent 5-1 and count on surreptitious support from Ron Paul and his PACs as well.

Think about those kind of metrics in the context of the general election against Obama and ask yourself how Mitt has any prayer of winning that.
17 posted on 02/29/2012 9:07:53 PM PST by Antoninus (Mitt Romney -- attempting to execute a hostile take-over of the Republican Party.)
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To: Antoninus

Wow, the Washington Post is supporting the AntiRomneybots...


18 posted on 02/29/2012 9:13:59 PM PST by JmyBryan
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To: writer33

And we are to feel sorry the jerk has gone through all the mud money trashing Newt and Rick like shite through a goose? And then the ass has the gall to cry about negative ad attacks!!

Look for Ann to pull the plug just like in 08.

Otherwise, just like FUBO, I say FUMR.


19 posted on 02/29/2012 9:19:10 PM PST by X-spurt (Its time for ON YOUR FEET or on your knees)
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To: writer33

Hummmmm veerry interesting.....As I remove my monocale and clean it...Is WAPO really pushing for $$$ for the Romnellians or for “Comrade 0” ???


20 posted on 02/29/2012 9:36:08 PM PST by mosesdapoet ("The best way to punish a country is let professors run it. Fredrick the Great p/p)
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To: writer33

Gee I wonder if he will raffle himself and his wife off for lunch for $1.00 like the Obamas did. I guess that means Obama is having a hard time raising money too!


21 posted on 02/29/2012 9:46:50 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: writer33

Apparently not a fiscal conservative when it comes to campaigning.

Pray for America


22 posted on 02/29/2012 9:47:12 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: writer33

How’s his Wingman Ron Paul doing?


23 posted on 02/29/2012 9:49:12 PM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: writer33
Well, can't offer any financial support after he tried to intentionally destroy Newt Gingrich (just to win), though, I can offer some free advise. Mitt, can you take one for the team?!
24 posted on 02/29/2012 9:52:27 PM PST by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: writer33
romneydung, ROMNEY OPERATIVE
25 posted on 02/29/2012 9:55:31 PM PST by FrankR (You are only enslaved to the extent of the entitlements you receive.)
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To: writer33

Too bad Mutt!

Spent your family jewels attacking Newt?

Bad decision.


26 posted on 02/29/2012 10:15:37 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: bray

Paul is presently sucking votes over on the Dem side, draining Obama’s supply.


27 posted on 02/29/2012 10:19:18 PM PST by editor-surveyor (No Federal Sales Tax - No Way!)
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To: Red Steel

While Newt quietly smiles as he is handed more moolah by Adelson. :) I’m smiling too.

Get him Newt!


28 posted on 02/29/2012 10:33:18 PM PST by RobinWWJD
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To: RobinWWJD

Gingrich supporters here tonight were impressive.


29 posted on 02/29/2012 10:37:09 PM PST by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: irv

“So the master of business who would become the budgeter in chief of the US can’t foresee that if he keeps spending money like crazy, he’ll run out. But he’s still the front runner by most estimates. I think we’re in a LOT of trouble.”

He’s counting on winning so the RNC will then throw its significant dollars behind him.

And yes, I agree with your last statement. Romney is such a loser for the general that it’s breathtaking how none of the “experts” and pundits can see it. As I’ve said before, when he loses to BHO (should we be cursed with him as nominee), they’ll all blame it on a million other things, not the least of which is that this “vicious, drawn-out primary” has diverted and damaged Mittens while only helping BHO. So they’ll blame the process and us pesky “right-wingers”.


30 posted on 02/29/2012 10:46:04 PM PST by llandres (Forget the "New America" - restore the original one!!)
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To: writer33

Mitt has millions of his own money, so maybe he will just forward himself a loan?


31 posted on 02/29/2012 11:13:56 PM PST by rawhide
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To: writer33

Mitt has millions of his own money, so maybe he will just forward himself a loan?


32 posted on 02/29/2012 11:15:22 PM PST by rawhide
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To: llandres

Don’t know if you saw this this morning by Thomas Sowell?

“Mitt Romney is the kind of candidate that the Republican establishment has always looked for, a moderate who can appeal to independents. It doesn’t matter how many such candidates have turned out to be disasters on election night, going all the way back to Thomas E. Dewey in 1948.”

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2852690/posts


33 posted on 02/29/2012 11:19:48 PM PST by rawhide
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To: chris37

“RNC called me today, hung up in their face.”

Yep, I’ve done the same thing three times now, telling them I was supporting the Tea Party and individual candidates instead.


34 posted on 02/29/2012 11:26:13 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: llandres

“And yes, I agree with your last statement. Romney is such a loser for the general that it’s breathtaking how none of the “experts” and pundits can see it. As I’ve said before, when he loses to BHO (should we be cursed with him as nominee), they’ll all blame it on a million other things, not the least of which is that this “vicious, drawn-out primary” has diverted and damaged Mittens while only helping BHO. So they’ll blame the process and us pesky “right-wingers”.”

Fortunately, I don’t think he’ll be the nominee. Things are looking very good for us “right wingers” (otherwise known as “sane people”).


35 posted on 02/29/2012 11:29:31 PM PST by PreciousLiberty (Real Hope - Santorum '12!!!)
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To: PreciousLiberty

Us grassroots righties, 130,000 of us sprung for close to $10 mil for Rick’s camp in February blowing away all other candidates.


36 posted on 03/01/2012 12:29:23 AM PST by CainConservative (Santorum/Huck 2012 w/ Newt, Cain, Palin, Bach, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Petraeus in the Cabinet)
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To: CainConservative

Clearly, time for another (well-invested) $ 100 to Newt ...


37 posted on 03/01/2012 3:57:39 AM PST by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin in 2012 !)
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To: writer33
FUMR
38 posted on 03/01/2012 4:35:06 AM PST by Caipirabob (I say we take off and Newt the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure...)
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To: llandres
So they’ll blame the process and us pesky “right-wingers”.

In the IT world, a project that is doomed to fail is often referred to as a Death March. Assigning blame is one of the (more or less) official parts of the life cycle. The target of the blame is quite likely to be the first person who dared to say, "Hey! This project looks like a Death March!"

And if, somehow, total failure is avoided, blame is still assigned to the negative thinker who almost derailed the trip to Bataan. Great Leaders (and believe me, they know who they are, even if the rest of us don't) hate those negative thinkers, especially when they're right.

Funny, huh?

39 posted on 03/01/2012 4:38:28 AM PST by irv (Live Tea or die!)
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To: editor-surveyor

Yeah, that’s why he has attacked Newt and Rick continually and has never once attacked Romney. That is why all of his commercials attack Newt and Rick and never attack Romney, his Paulbots are being played.

Pray for America


40 posted on 03/01/2012 4:48:33 AM PST by bray (More Batting Practice for the Bambino)
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To: writer33

“”Money has become an acute challenge for Romney,..”

Puleeze—let him spend himself into bankruptcy.


41 posted on 03/01/2012 5:35:04 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: writer33

The SOB is annoying the daylights out of me here in Ohio. I cannot listen to the radio for more than 10 minutes without hearing attack ads on Santorum.

Ironically, I’ve yet to hear a single ad telling me why Romney is such a great option. NOT ONE.


42 posted on 03/01/2012 6:33:30 AM PST by Buckeye Battle Cry (Not Romney - Not ever!)
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