And he used the “it’s time to coalesce around a nominee”, “this has been such a brutal primary season”, “if we take it to the convention... blah blah blah..
First DeMint, now Ryan. Oh where have you gone Tea Party, where have you gone?
He could marry Romney. It does not matter.
NO ONE WILL VOTE FOR ROMNEY.
THESE are PAID ENDORSEMENTS. PAID.
to the inventor of RomneyCARE. NO SALE.
I think Obama is going to win and he is going to have coat tails. A lot of People who dislike Obama will just stay home, because they will dislike Romney more.
I just saw his half-hearted endorsement on FOX. The basis for his endorsement was money and organization. Oh and beating Obama (due to money and organization). No policies or anything specific. Don’t really know whaat to make of it.
More evidence of the GOP-E full court press to try and force the Conservative base into line behind Romney. First DeMint, then Rubio, now Ryan.
This is all very simple. Romney is going to be the nominee. All these politicians know this. They are merely angling for their cut should Romney actually win. It is self-serving. Nothing more.
“Lacking the foibles of Gingrich and Santorum, Palin would have been a far more effective anti-Romney candidate because her strengths accentuated Romney’s weaknesses. Romney is known as the Etch A Sketch candidate; Palin is aggressively authentic. Romney is seen by many as a moneyed elitist; Palin is the conservative class warrior, happy to slam the ‘crony capitalism’ that benefits both big labor and big business. Romney’s limitations have been revealed, one by one, in the course of the primary campaign; Palin was well-vetted by the press in 2008 and has nothing left to say or do that would surprise us.”
“Polls suggest that many voters agree with Romney’s approach to the economy but think he lacks empathy for the struggles facing the middle-class. Were she in the race, you can bet your bottom dollar that Palin wouldn’t score so low on compassion and authenticity.”
“Most important, Palin has the character and reputation necessary to break out of the Republican Party’s demographic prison. In matchups with Obama, Romney’s core vote is financially comfortable seniors. He pulls even among all men and folks aged 35-54.”
“The Republicans desperately need a candidate who can appeal to lower-income voters, who can rally men, who can gain women’s votes, who can bring out conservatives in large numbers and who can appeal to a younger demographic. All these things happened in the 2010 midterms, when the GOP made inroads into blue-collar households and middle-class suburbs on a policy platform virtually embodied by the Alaskan maverick.”
“The GOP needs a Tea Party candidate — either Sarah Palin or someone very like her. Alas, it’s going to have to wait until 2016 to get its rogue.”
I’m going to endorse Romney the after he’s elected.
Our Wisconsin primary is this coming Tuesday and I personally will vote for Rick Santorum. However, if Romeny eventually wins because of the large states like California and Texas, then we are going to need to stand together against the worst threat of our Republic and that is four more years of Barack Hussein Obama.
MAKES NO MATTER TO ME. I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY!
Yet another falls to the lure of the gracious defeat.
I guess they’re just hoping for the political cover of saying, “see, I supported the moderate.”
There’s not much ‘courage’ in these endorsements at this point in time. Politicos staking out the usual ‘safe territory’.
I don’t fault him at this point, but if he and other big names would have come out many months sooner, and endorsed a conservative, we wouldn’t be in this shape. The GOP pushed Romney from day one, while it’s the GOP who should have been pushed. I’m certainly not investing money in Romney or the GOP. I can find better use for it.
As I said with Rubio, he really went out on a limb. (eye roll) He didn’t endorse someone when his endorsement had a chance of making an impact when all the candidates had a choice. He waited until Romney seems inevitable and then picks him.
It is becoming increasingly difficult to argue with people who I always identified as conspiracy theorists, when they say our votes are meaningless and the entire Presidential election is wrestling. Everything is scripted and the candidates hand picked.
I had an old friend who spent 40 years in the CIA and he told me this too. Nobody becomes candidate for President without others (whoever that is) approval, and that includes Obama whom he said was handpicked in 2005. He told me when he announced his candidacy and he was polling at what 8%, that he would beat Hillary and become President. I laughed at him and thought all the years of doing strange things have made him crazy...guess not. I don’t laugh at him anymore.
If you are wondering he told me he would serve 8 years.
I don’t like Romney, ok he sucks (see my tagline). I wanted Sarah Palin, then I wanted Newt, but that isn’t going to happen, sorry the voters have spoken.
But the people who say they won’t vote for Romney are being foolish. He’s not perfect, but I can tell you he won’t be the horrible disaster that Obama has been on this nation. i don’t think he’s going to rock the boat too much, he’ll manage things, and with a conservative congress, I can’t see him doing too much damage. He will be an improvement, and I think I would feel infinitely safer under a Romney administration, than I would under an Obama administration.