Skip to comments.Conservative Anti-Romney Pundits Struggle to Embrace Mitt
Posted on 04/01/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT by wastedpotential
Erick Erickson was out of patience, tired of reading about Mitt Romney as a paragon of conservative virtue, tired of hearing the callers to his Atlanta radio show praise Romneys record.
The founder of the red-meat blog RedState.com sat down last fall in his Macon home, beside a towering painting of Abraham Lincoln, and banged out an epic rant. Romney was unprincipled, he wrote, and yet certain to win the Republican presidential nominationan outcome that would cause the destruction of the conservative movement as we know it.
Time has not softened Ericksons stance. The onetime Presbyterian church deacon turned CNN commentator now tells Newsweek: There are a whole lot of conservatives who think Romney is not really a whole lot better than Obama.
Erickson and other keepers of the conservative flame have been trying for more than a year to muscle Mitt aside in favor of someoneanyone!who didnt reek of moderation. Now, despite the empty chatter about a brokered convention, there is no Plan B left, no savior waiting in the wings. It is a moment of truth for the dead-enders, who have to decide whether to relent and rally around Romney or hang back, even if it means helping Barack Obama win a second term.
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decidedly not looking forward to another excrement sammich
It is a mistake for any conservative to embrace the Mutten one.
I’m not “struggling” to accept Mittsy. He’s a clown. Looking and hearing Obama talk, now that’s a struggle for me to keep from blowing chunks.
Romney and his twin brother Obama then split 60% ~ or maybe less!
We need to analyze this state by state though. We could end up with more of the popular vote but one of them might still win the electoral count.
My tagline addresses this article pretty well I think.
Remember, coalition politics need not stop at the ballot box ~ arrangements can be made on the floor of Congress.
"The [my] only connection [to the Republican Party]is I'm registered as a Republican"--Mitt RRRRRomney
Correct Headline: “ Liberal Agenda Media Apathetic About Opposing Romney.”
It should have been done before this year, IMO.
I voted for the RINO last time. Never again.
We have an avowed enemy of the United States and a Communist in our White House and the best opponant is Romney......
What keeps the RINOs impudent is that conservative Republicans have almost always been willing to acquiesce and get behind a RINO in the general election (win or lose, and almost always lose), once the RINOs have screwed us in the primary. Thus it was in 1940 when the Willkie backers screwed Bob Taft; thus it was in 1948 and 1952 when Dewey’s and Eisenhower’s gangs screwed Taft and conservatives. Thus also in 1964 when Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and other liberal Republicans refused to back Barry Goldwater even when he won the nomination. Thus the liberal Republican John Anderson, who ran on an independant ticket in 1980 when Ronald Reagan had bested him in the GOP primaries.
Thus it will be after 2012 unless we get up and show the RINOs that we’ll be damned if we support Mitt Romney.
Moderate is another word for fascist. They want the GOP to undermine the constitution with global corporate welfare beholden to them rather than the Democrats. I want the constitution and screw them all.
Luckily, I live in a heavily red state, so I won’t have to hold my nose and vote for the slightly lesser Socialist, Mitt 0bamney.
With Mitt as our nominee the election is lost.
I think the Mitt Romney wing of the Republican party is what they in our neighbor to the north (The Great White) Canada: “Red Tories” (more aptly liberals pretending to be conservatives for the ‘perks’).
Mitt is a Republican establishment/mainstream media toy, also 100% progressive.
Very sad, very true!
Well, that’s interesting! I’d never heard of “red Tories” in Canada, this despite all the many times I’ve traveled there. Weird that I know more about Tory divisions in the much-more-distant UK, eg “dry” Tories like Enoch Powell and Margaret Thatcher vs. “wet” Tories like Ted Heath and Michael Heseltine. Seems I need to study up on Canadian politics.