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Signs of financial strain showing up for Romney (Shocker: Staff Cutbacks at Team Romney!)
Associated Press ^ | 3/15/12 | Steve Peoples

Posted on 03/15/2012 6:46:38 PM PDT by jimbo123

The long and increasingly messy Republican presidential contest is starting to hit Mitt Romney where it hurts most: his wallet.

New signs of financial stress are emerging in Romney's campaign, which has built a wide lead in delegates thanks in part to the might of his bank account and multistate operation. As rival Rick Santorum's surprising strength keeps extending the nomination battle, Romney has scaled back expenses, trimmed field staff in some cases and begun to count more on free media coverage to reach voters.

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But it's less encouraging for the campaign that the money is badly needed to re-fill coffers that had sunk close to their lowest levels since Romney launched his presidential effort last year.

It's unclear if he will tap his own personal wealth.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fail; gope; michigantrees; norinos
Time for a good laugh at Matt Rhoades, Matt Drudge, Ann Coulter, Karl Rove and the rest of the GOP-e.
1 posted on 03/15/2012 6:46:48 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Sounds like his backers are getting weary.


2 posted on 03/15/2012 6:49:19 PM PDT by HIDEK6
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To: jimbo123

As long as a 200% interest rate doesn’t bother him, he could probably hit up his Chicago buddy, Barry Soetoro, for a street loan.


3 posted on 03/15/2012 6:49:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (“The first lesson you learn as a pollster is that people are stupid." - Dem pollster, Tom Jensen)
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To: jimbo123

Bump


4 posted on 03/15/2012 6:52:01 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar
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To: HIDEK6

Mitt’s large donors are all tapped out legally, and there are NO small donors to speak of. But, he’s got millions of his own money to pour into his campaign as well as the LDS nationwide network.


5 posted on 03/15/2012 6:54:32 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler

As soon as he puts his own money in he is done. It is a curse.


6 posted on 03/15/2012 6:55:53 PM PDT by gunsequalfreedom (Conservative is not a label of convenience. It is a guide to your actions.)
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To: jimbo123

He spent the majority of it on taking out Newt. Apparently the till is running low on cash. Hahahaha.


7 posted on 03/15/2012 7:00:04 PM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: jimbo123

8 posted on 03/15/2012 7:00:26 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The old GOP organization isn’t what it used to be. Mittens has blown through a fortune destroying conservatives, and the old guard is tapped out.


9 posted on 03/15/2012 7:01:31 PM PDT by pallis
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To: jimbo123

Santorum is at 1.8 million since Tuesday. This might get interesting.


10 posted on 03/15/2012 7:02:32 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: jimbo123

For a guy who is supposed to be a brilliant business man, he sure is stupid about how he has spent his campaign funding.
What was he thinking to out spend the others 10-1, 20-1 in some states.
I just do not think he as brilliant in business as he has been portrayed, it does a man well to be propelled by first his dad then his homies.


11 posted on 03/15/2012 7:03:30 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: jimbo123

Santorum is at 1.8 million since Tuesday. This might get interesting.


12 posted on 03/15/2012 7:04:30 PM PDT by Ingtar
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To: jimbo123

Mittens could not beat lame Juan McShamnesty 4 years ago. The man don’t know his limitations.


13 posted on 03/15/2012 7:09:55 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: svcw

Romney campaign is being run by the Ken Mehlman mafia from the Bush RNC.

It seems that the friends of Mehlman including Matt Drudge/Rhoades, Ann Coulter and the rest are intentionally sabotaging Romney’s campaign with their outrageously wasteful campaign expenses.


14 posted on 03/15/2012 7:12:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Its expensive being inevitable.


15 posted on 03/15/2012 7:13:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: jimbo123

Does that clown have a name?


16 posted on 03/15/2012 7:16:07 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: jimbo123

You’ll know it’s really bad when Willard has to lay off three-quarters of his voters.


17 posted on 03/15/2012 7:16:37 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (Without virtue, happiness cannot be. -- Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jimbo123

He chose to spend multiple millions of dollars trying to destroy whichever opponent was gaining on him. He acted like his campaign had endless money. But it doesn’t.

His behavior does worry me with how he would manage the federal budget.

He could have conserved his money and campaigned like Santorum and Newt. A little more positive and not quite so nasty. Does he really think that 10 nasty ads an hour is that much more effective than one every two hours?

But all he knows how to do is tear down his opponent. Wouldn’t it work better to just try to get people to like you better than your opponent? But if you can turn your opponent into the devil, I guess you will look good no matter how pathetic and weak you are.


18 posted on 03/15/2012 7:17:18 PM PDT by Truth is a Weapon (Truth, it hurts so good.)
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To: EternalVigilance

Didn’t Romney tell his staffers that he enjoyed firing people?


19 posted on 03/15/2012 7:17:58 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: VRWC For Truth
Mittens could not beat lame Juan McShamnesty 4 years ago. The man don’t know his limitations.

Ever since the 2008 primary, I've contended that NONE of those jerks were qualified to run in 2012. If they couldn't beat McCain -- the weakest GOP candidate since Alf Landon in 1936 -- they had no business trying to run for President ever again.

20 posted on 03/15/2012 7:20:50 PM PDT by okie01 (THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA: Ignorance On Parade)
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To: Truth is a Weapon

That’s why I now think Romney’s campaign manager Matt Rhoades and his BFF Matt Drudge are intentionally sabotaging his campaign. Rhoades is a protegee of Ken Mehlman and the Bush RNC.


21 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:06 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

IMHO. it’s more of a case that he feels he has it locked up with approval from his GOP royalty. He’s used to running with a lean, mean bunch of suits, isn’t he?


22 posted on 03/15/2012 7:22:46 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Timber Rattler

Heard that Mrs. Mittens said no to putting in tons of their own money like he did in ‘08.(How’d that work out for ya, Mittens?)

Actually I don’t believe a word of this. I think it’s a rumor started by the Romney campaign to make him seem like a regular guy or to get sympathy and more money.

Mittens wants this so badly, he’d sell his own family to win..or at least the dog, who is deceased on top of the car anyway.


23 posted on 03/15/2012 8:04:06 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: jimbo123

That’s why I now think Romney’s campaign manager Matt Rhoades and his BFF Matt Drudge are intentionally sabotaging his campaign. Rhoades is a protegee of Ken Mehlman and the Bush RNC.

What do you mean, Jimbo?


24 posted on 03/15/2012 8:05:46 PM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Patton@Bastogne

“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bull.” W.C. Fields

I spent considerable time wading through this searching for something having to do with Mitt’s fading finances. Maybe I’m just too tired, but I could find NOTHING. Or just maybe NOTHING was there.

Let’s focus on denying the nomination to Mitts.


26 posted on 03/15/2012 10:22:35 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: jimbo123
It seems that the friends of Mehlman including Matt Drudge/Rhoades, Ann Coulter and the rest are intentionally sabotaging Romney’s campaign with their outrageously wasteful campaign expenses.

Now, why would they do *THAT*?

the infowarrior

27 posted on 03/16/2012 1:45:38 AM PDT by infowarrior
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