Skip to comments.Romney opens lead in Santorum's backyard
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:49:16 AM PDT by Ocarterma
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I agree that is actually one of the very few things where I think Romney's background shows he'll likely do something useful.
Cutting waste to make companies (and the Salt Lake City Olympics) viable seems to be something Romney is good at.
For me, however, abortion is a make-or-break issue. I've watched the video of Romney discussing his pro-choice views during the Massachusetts governor race. I'm originally from Michigan and I know more than I should about the Romney family history on this issue. Even if I believe Romney has changed his views and will be pro-life in his policies, I do not believe he can be trusted to pick Supreme Court nominees who, once they're confirmed and never again need to face a vote for the duration of their life, will remain consistently pro-life.
Unfortunately, we have a long and sad history of Republican presidents nominating people to the Supreme Court who turn out to be real problems once they're on the court for life. I do not believe Romney can be trusted with this responsibility.
Some will attack me for being a single-issue voter. I'm actually not — I'm a Romans 13 voter. The government has certain biblical obligations to protect its people and punish evildoers, and I'm just as adamant on the need for a strong national defense, honest justice, and similar issues as I am about abortion. However, there are few issues on which America is failing in its responsibilities as clearly as abortion. If government can't protect babies from being killed in their mother's womb, it is grotesquely failing in one of its key functions — protecting the lives of its people and upholding justice via the sword of the state to punish evildoers.
Romney is saying that Rick is pro-”choice,” even though Rick and Karen are walking the walk.
Romney, and friends, are a lying smear machine.
Calling a talk show host in PA that is friendly to Rick, will help him, because a friendly talk show host will expand on our positive comments.
No more than you “hate” Romney, actually not even close. I do not like Santorum due to his past record and his lack of honesty about it, which I have a right to point out. But I do not “hate” him.
On the other hand, you hate Romney, plain and simple, yet you condemn me for something you practice on a regular basis. I don't like Romney either, but we will likely be forced to vote for him if we like it or not. The alternative is far more dangerous and realistic than what Romney has been convicted of on this forum.
“..Anyway, what I said was, will you please give Bella a kiss for me?. Her whole face lit and up and she said, of course I will.
Class act family. Compare the Duggars(I met 12 of them the other night!) and Santorum kids to the Kardashians.”
Thanks for sharing that with us! What a loving and incredible family!
Not sure I understand the link to the lesbian singer Lesley Gore and her song, “She’s a fool.”
What am I missing?
If we go to a brokered convention, which is increasingly unlikely, we will have chaos.
Gingrich is good at being a bombthrower. That's how he's made his career, and I don't necessarily have a problem with that. However, I definitely see why it frightens the Republican establishment, just as the possibility of a 2008 brokered convention frightened the Democrats.
Your guess is as good as mine. I am not really sure at this point. It meant something really important at the time, I’m sure. LOL.
Projection, plain and simple. I merely despise him. It's his overlords I hate.
we will likely be forced to vote for him if we like it or not
"We"? Who's "we", kemos sabay? You talking about your tapeworm?
That is never the case, in a country with free elections.
You keep telling us how levelheaded and logical, how married to reason you are -- and yet you are surrounded by a sea of unreasonable, emotive, half-insane people who actually disagree with you. You might want to re-examine that mode of engaging with the rest of FR.
Not if Republicans hold both houses of Congress.
Of course, we could be disappointed there, too -- by what GOP'ers typically do, cashing their chips for tax breaks for business.
But they'd do the same thing if Romney were in office, and Romney would make more bad Associate Justice appointments just like Bush 41 did. And when Romney moves the country to the Left, the congressional Pubbies will happily go along.
Then you'll have to explain to us how getting screwed by Boehner and McConnell's rolling over for Romney on judge nominations or treaty law or NWO agenda items is somehow preferable to their rolling over for Obama on the same issues.
Top steal some lines:
“The Convention Center, the Convention
the Convention Center is on fire
We don’t need no water
Let the.... burn!”
We all waited so long for this election and it just keeps going from bad to worse.
Romney can't be defeated at this point, he can only be "objected to." And I will object to him.
Not long ago I was among those who called for Santorum to quit the race and get behind Newt Gingrich, clearly the better alternative to Mitt Romney.
Santorum dug in, being a principled fellow.
The race kept going Romney's way because the anti-Romney element was divided.
Now Santorum comes to my state, PA, and asks for my vote. He wants me, a Gingrich supporter, to back him strategically, you know, just to hold Romney at bay.
Well, excuse me, but I'm going to vote my principles and vote for Newt Gingrich.
Again, where was Santorum on the principles/practicality meter, going into Florida? That's where I am as Santorum goes into Pennsylvania.
Always said he couldn't beat Romney, now he wants me to waste my vote on him. I'm voting anti-Mitt AND anti-Rick.
No matter how people look at this there’s two ways to go....either voting for Romney or not....reasons at this point really don’t matter....we’ve been had and too many feel backed into a corner that the only way to defeat Obama is now voting for Romney.
I will not do so......I remain in Newt’s court until he says he’s no longer running....and should he do so I will not follow Newt, nor Palin , nor any others who throw their support to Romney. Should he win this Primary...we’ve lost already.
Just a point. Day of rest, yes, but not the only one that was celebrates/observed. Jesus professed this in practicing Judeism. The seventh day was set aside as just that a “day” of rest.
Glad to hear you don’t hold his Catholism against him.
Vote for Rick in the Primary, and then, if Mitt wins the nomination, vote for him, because he is better than Obama. We got Obama for three reasons: 1) the mass hysteria of having the first Black President, and 2) Conservatives didn’t get behind Conservative candidates in the Primary season, 3) Conservatives stayed home rather than vote for McCain. Same scenario here.
I’m not a Romney supporter, but I can say this at least, he doesn’t have ties to the Tides Foundation, Bill Ayers, Van Jones, Valerie Jared, Cloward and Piven, etc. He never taught Saul Alinsky. I hate Obama more than Romney.
I’m a little bit different too, because I started thinking for myself. I agree with your assessment of Obama. But I have to disagree about Santorum missing the opportunity. That’s the same thing they said at the outset, and look how far he has come. The same thing was said of Reagan, and we know the outcome.
Santorum addressed the San Fernando Valley Republican club that I belong to. The video is still up. I wasn’t convinced until that night.
I’ll vote for Santorum, if I get that chance. But if Romney gets the nod, then I’ll vote for him, because I detest Obama more than I detest Romney. I’m more afraid of Obama and what four more years would do. God help us all.
oneamericanvoice, I can assure you that I don't hold Rick Santorum’s Roman Catholicism against him. The Constitution was written in a context of a deliberate desire to include the Roman Catholics of Maryland, and while I don't agree with Roman Catholicism at all, I am fully in agreement with the right of Roman Catholics to run for and serve in civil office. At this point I believe Rick Santorum is the best candidate and have no problem voting for him.
Lady Lucky, I understand your desire to support Newt Gingrich. I will never ask someone to vote or act against their conscience, and if you believe you cannot vote for Rick Santorum, then please do vote for the candidate you believe is right for America.
For me, I can live with either Gingrich or Santorum though I prefer Santorum.
It may very well be too late to stop Romney, but I'm willing to fight as hard as possible to avoid that from happening.
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