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Mitt will do fine
Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | April 5, 2012 | Don Surber

Posted on 04/05/2012 12:05:13 PM PDT by Mustang Driver

The press is circulating Republican-insiders stories again, this time saying Mr. Electable is unelectable.

Don’t buy the latest spin from Democrats. Conservatives should stay calm, cool and collected.

Mitt Romney is the most presidential of Republican nominees since 1988. He looks the part, he acts the part and lives the part. He has worked his way up and made it on his own even though his father was a prominent businessman and successful governor. He is the grown-up in the room whose blandness is a strikingly attractive alternative to the All Trauma Obama presidency. Over the years he has taken progressively more responsible positions — from head of the Mormon mission in France to CEO of Bain Capital — that have built his self-confidence and the trust of others. When people talk about the Republican establishment, they are really talking about the successful people who will make up his government. This is about running a government.

President John McCain? Come on. What were we thinking? OK, the bench was thin. President Bush forgot to develop an heir.

Mitt Romney’s blandness is a plus because he exudes grace under pressure. He gets flustered. But he grins and bears it. This will serve him well in a very ugly campaign, perhaps the ugliest since 1800. We know after 4 years of watching President Obama that he is extremely vulnerable under pressure. He cracks. His temper tantrum against the Supreme Court showed how intellectually empty he is. My goodness, it is unprecedented to have justices turn down a law? Talk about acting stupidly. The pressure must be applied carefully and consistently.

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TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; endorsements; mitt; romney; romney2012; romneysucks
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To: Finny

Hear hear! Well stated!


41 posted on 04/05/2012 12:51:34 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: Mustang Driver
...President Obama...is extremely vulnerable under pressure. He cracks....

And if Romney uses some of the same ammunition McCain had available but declined to use, and I think he will, 0bummer likely will twist and writhe like a worm on a hook.

42 posted on 04/05/2012 12:56:11 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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To: Clintonfatigued

“Mitt Romney is the most uninspiring Republican nominee in my lifetime. “

It’s cool to have been born after Alf Landon and Wendell Wilkie!

“He makes John McCain, Robert Dole, and Gerald Ford look like excellent choices.”

Romney is more intelligent, articulate and capable as an executive leader than those three. If we survived Eisenhower and GHWBush, we can survive moderate Romney.


43 posted on 04/05/2012 12:58:18 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: jersey117
I just don’t understand conservatives bashing success.

I just don't understand FReepers making up fiction out of whole cloth. Point me to a post where someone is bashing Romney's success in business.

Perhaps, in keeping with Romney supporters' MO of 4 years ago on this forum, you are in such deep denial of the obvious fact that we object to Romney BECAUSE OF HIS POLITICAL RECORD, that you must instead attribute it to such a petty, stupid reason as envy, the same as folks four years ago attributed it to religious bigotry.

44 posted on 04/05/2012 12:58:36 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: cotton1706
Once Dubya was elected in 2000, all conservative thought and action ceased.

You could see it at the Heritage Foundation site. The site had been a rich source of conservative information until 2000. That's when they stopped posting articles - not a word could be spoken because it would make Dubya look bad.

The same thing will happen with Mitt, only worse. Mitt pretends to have traditional values, but what he has is Mormon values. It will silence conservative thought in America - and the result will be lost knowledge for our young people.

Mitt's election will bring a slow end of our liberty.

45 posted on 04/05/2012 1:00:49 PM PDT by donna (Republicans won't change their ways until conservatives draw the line.)
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To: Finny
Courage -- including the courage to risk a much-weakened Obama for another four years as the price of fighting to preserve the Republican party as an antidote to liberalism

Well said... I might add.. take this rare opportunity to regravitate the conservative movement toward a third party. Tea Partiers and other conservatives are so damned disgusted by the cowardice and inertia of the GOP, they'll welcome the opportunity to actually have a voice in a party in which they're actually major players.

As for Romney, his candidacy is going to be taking direct hit upon hit 24/7 from the Obama propaganda conglomerate and will quickly take on water soon after the janitors finish cleaning up after the RNC. From post-nomination Day One, Romney will be backpeddling on defense on a wide range of issues. He is not going to defeat Obama.

46 posted on 04/05/2012 1:01:22 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: SoConPubbie
Yep. Alexander was a realist; Steyn is fantasizing, even to the point of implying that the reason we object to Romney is because "he isn't perfect." That's like criticizing a NASCAR racer for refusing to "drive" a Shetland Pony because "it isn't perfect."

Alexander Hamilton was RIGHT, RIGHT, RIGHT.

47 posted on 04/05/2012 1:04:25 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: matthew fuller

“Mitt Romney is John McCain deja vu all over again, and will achieve the same dismal result against Obama.”

Worse, I suspect. I can see Bishop Willard losing conservative strongholds where voters endured and supported McCain for the sake of his military service and for his VP pick. Bishop Willard brings neither of those things, and his serial smears of superior people will come back to haunt him.


48 posted on 04/05/2012 1:04:48 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: Mustang Driver
Mitt will do fine

Glad to hear it! That means he doesn't need my vote.

His record in Massachusetts isn't something I'd vote for, but I'll make him a promise.

Assuming Romney wins the nomination and is eventually elected POTUS, if he does a good job as POTUS for four years I'll vote for him next time.

49 posted on 04/05/2012 1:04:53 PM PDT by GBA (America has been infected. Be the cure!)
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To: WOSG; Clintonfatigued
Romney is more intelligent, articulate and capable as an executive leader than those three. If we survived Eisenhower and GHWBush, we can survive moderate Romney.

The MA GOP didn't survive Romney.
50 posted on 04/05/2012 1:07:03 PM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: Finny

I was no Romney supporter last election or this election. I was all in for Rick Perry from the day he announced and fought hard for him. I watched him trashed relentlessly here. What gets me is that Romney haters refuse to accept the primary results. You all think some 100% conservative knight in shining armor is going to come riding in to save the day. It’s not happening. People we wanted to run didn’t even get in the race. Those who did were eliminated during the process. This is what we’re left with — reality check.


51 posted on 04/05/2012 1:07:11 PM PDT by jersey117 (The Stepford Media should be sued for malpractice)
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To: Mustang Driver

“Mitt Romney is the most presidential of Republican nominees since 1988. He looks the part, he acts the part and lives the part.”

One of the stupider assessments. Mitt definitely looks like a Democrat President. Given his voting record, his record of deceit, etc. the statement above is accurate.

The article, however, mentions conservatives. He ain’t one.


52 posted on 04/05/2012 1:08:09 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: PSYCHO-FREEP

“Oh, I am sure that our side is much more determined to prevent another 2008 McCain sleep fest. You can bet that we will come out swinging and countering every bit or propaganda Obama can sling.”

Is it the weed that makes you think this way?


53 posted on 04/05/2012 1:09:56 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: CatherineofAragon

“I don’t care if he tears down a $50 million house to build a $100 million one. His wealth is not the issue with me. The issues are his love of abortion, sodomites, socialized medicine, taxes, and liberalism in general. And they are insurmountable.”

This. All of it.


54 posted on 04/05/2012 1:11:38 PM PDT by Psalm 144 ("I think we ought to listen to Alinsky." - Gov. G. Romney (R), father of Bishop Willard M. Romney.)
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To: ilgipper; DannyTN
There is some truth in the article. Romney has done well enough in these primaries to win most. This is despite some major flaws. The fact is, ideology aside, he does look and sound the part. I am frustrated beyond belief he is our nominee but he most likely is.

Romney does well in areas that have a lot of liberals/lean towards Obama or where he can outspend his opponents, or both. That's the dirty secret, and in the general election most of those liberals will vote Obama just like they did in 2008, and Obama and his supporters will be able to outspend Romney, not to mention the MSM unloading on Romney and his "religion".

There's nothing to be confident about. And as DannyTN said, a win for Romney is not a win for Conservatives - Romney will be able to do whatever he and the RINOs in Congress want to do, because there will be very little Republican opposition to him, since so many Republicans in Congress are cut from the same cloth that Romney is.
55 posted on 04/05/2012 1:12:17 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: Osage Orange; Persevero

“All he’s got to do is approve the Keystone pipeline and some drilling here and there, lay off the coal plants, chip away at welfare, cancel Obamacare - all of which I do believe he’ll do if elected, and I am not a Romney cheerleader.”

You add to that simply NOT putting execrable leftists on the Federal judiciary, at NLRB and the other alphabet soup regulation boards, and ending Obama’s hidden amnesty and kowtowing to our enemies, and you’ve got reason enough to be thrilled to fire Obama.


56 posted on 04/05/2012 1:12:40 PM PDT by WOSG (Anyone But Obama)
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To: Finny
People are so busy looking behind them in their panic, that they're failing to watch where they're headed. They forget that in voting "against" something, they are also voting FOR something, and voting FOR liberalism always empowers liberalism.

Courage -- including the courage to risk a much-weakened Obama for another four years as the price of fighting to preserve the Republican party as an antidote to liberalism -- is our best chance of being victorious in the long term to save America from socialism. The best way to weaken Obama AND Romney, regardless of who wins, is to vote third-party to dilute the percentage plurality of the winner.

Romney in the White House, the product of fear, panic, and desperation, would be the the agent that brought the Republican party to surrender to statism and liberalism; Romney would be the catalyst to make the Republican party a wholesale enabler of liberalism and disabler of any Republican fight against it.

Romney has consistently promoted the very crushing government statism that stifles morality, freedom, and prosperity, and which nourishes strife and repression -- cap-and-trade regulation to squelch energy and production; on-demand tax-funded abortion; forced acceptance of open homosexuality in all corners of our lives and punishment for resisting it; nationalized health care. Voting for Romney is NUTS.

Great post. Clearly explained. Those who jump on to help elect a democrat (Romney), will weaken what is left of the party, and sink it in the end. The courage to fight a weakened foe will result in galvanizing the base and raising the party.

57 posted on 04/05/2012 1:15:47 PM PDT by aMorePerfectUnion (I wouldn’t vote for Romney for dog catcher if he was in a three way race against Lenin and Marx!)
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To: Persevero
All he’s got to do is approve the Keystone pipeline and some drilling here and there, lay off the coal plants, chip away at welfare, cancel Obamacare - all of which I do believe he’ll do if elected ...

Have you been reading on FR about Romney's advisors who are on the same team as Obama with regard to carbon controls for "global warming"?

Have you checked out RomneyCare in Massachusetts, and observed that Romney CONTINUES to hail it as a success?

There is ZERO ZILCH NULL NADA reason to think he'd do anything but exactly what he's advocated all along: frustrating energy production in the name of "the environment" and promoting government-run, government-monopolized, health care.

FRiend, Republicans' fear of Obama will have ZERO affect on Romney's penchant for liberalism and government repression, your wishful thinking notwitstanding.

58 posted on 04/05/2012 1:16:09 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
Since you seem so obsessed with the effects of “weed” on people, you must have current and first hand experience yourself.

The last time I smoked it, was 40 years ago in a foxhole while we were waiting for the NVA to assault our perimeter. It was at that moment, I realized that reality was not only better, but staying sober was vital to staying alive. I have not touched it since.

59 posted on 04/05/2012 1:17:18 PM PDT by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: COBOL2Java

Thank you for your kind words.


60 posted on 04/05/2012 1:18:23 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent (By the way, Ted, voting for Romney is voting stupid.))
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