Skip to comments.Rubio to Santorum, Gingrich, Paul: 'It's Time Now to Concede'
Posted on 04/05/2012 6:38:31 PM PDT by VinL
Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney's highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary's over.
As Tina Korbe reported over on Hot Air, the Florida Senator came out strongly for Romney's chances against Barack Obama, illustrating the kind of tenacity desired of a vice presidential nominee.
I actually think were going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romneys going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only way they can win is a floor fight at the convention, which I think would set us back in terms of our goal of replacing Barack Obama.
So I do believe its time now to concede that Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination, that hes going to be the Republican nominee, and that if we all get behind him he will be the next president of the United States.
Well...he sounds vice presidential. Certainly more so than our current number two (sorry for the reminder. It's painful, I know). I could rally around a Romney nomination if he had a principled conservative like Rubio as his running mate. And could you *imagine* a Rubio-Biden debate?!
What has Romney wrought?
1. He and the GOP-e have taken grassroots favorites (e.g. Rubio, DeMent, Haley, Ryan) and brainwashed them into becoming Washington statist insiders. They were conservatives- now they're DC conservatives-- useless.
2. He and the GOP-e have taken over the Fox network Coulter, Drudge, rush and other conservative commentators. Listen to them! They are like automatons, telling us that Romney is a conservative- when we ALL know, thats an absurdity. No one knows what Romney is HE doesnt even know.
3. He and the GOP-e have sold out to Goldman Sachs and Wall St- insuring that the plutocrats will control the country.
No, it is not the time to concede- its the time for Newt, Rick and Paul to unite in opposition to the GOP-e to make a final stand to tear the GOP asunder if need be to bolt the convention and rebuild a conservative party true to the constitution.
Shouldn’t Rubio get back to drafting legislation to force us to support illegal aliens.
Did the fat lady sing? If so, I missed it.
Then let's see if Romney can for the first time ever, get 51% of the votes.
They need to keep fighting to the convention. Give the voters a choice in EVERY STATE.
I’m not up on this stuff, but I thought that Harper in Canada had a coalition government, and he’s well liked and respected from what I’ve heard.
It’s time for Rubio to pound sand!
I say “Nuts” to Rubio.
Just got back from seeing Newt and Callista at tonight’s Delaware 9-12 Patriots rally in Millsboro, DE.
Both were terrific.
What a pleasure it was to hear this man speak for over one half hour with no “uhh’s” or “ahh’s”. No notes. Friendly, engaging,humorous, feisty, thought-provoking.
Just one major idea after another—ideas that made you think what could be done. I am still in awe of the sheer mental power of the man.
Both Mrs. exit82 and I got to shake his hand and Mrs.got a picture with Newt and Callista.
Vin, I thought of you when I spoke to Newt. I told him that we were huge supporters and then I said “I’m in until you’re out!” and he got a kick out of that!
Romney and Santorum cannot hold a candle to this man. There were about 350 people there. Lots of Secret Service and news crews too.
There are so mnay topics that he touched upon that it is hard to remmber them all. He said he wanted to go to Tampa and he had specific party planks he wanted to fight to have included.
When he held forth on energy, everyone agreed with him. When he said “No longer will an American President bow down to the King of Saudi Arabia” it brought down the house and yielded a standing ovation.
For a moment, one could visualize what a real leader in the White House could accomplish.
My multiple donations to his campaign were well worth it. Time to make another.
If Rubio were a Principled conservative he would publicly state that he, like the Usurper Obama, is not a Natural Born Citizen, and can not be considered for the President or VP position.
Rubio is struttin’ his magic apron.
To Rubio- it’s time now to worry about your own political future.
I am getting fed up with all the Romney people saying it is time to wrap it up. They fear Santorum will win Pa. and will be going all the way to the convention.
Considering recent developments with Newt’s campaign finances..and the fact that Paul is just an irritation, it’s time for both of them to concede and endorse Nobody.
Then let’s see if Romney can for the first time ever, get 51% of the votes.
This is really not a bad idea. When the nomination is won, if it is won by Romney then we need everybody to get aboard the train or their career will be over.
Right now things are not looking good for Santorum in his home state, polls there show Romney ahead. It would not be good for Rick to lose his home state. He can’t win the nomination, maybe it’s best to get out and see if he can have a part in the administration of Romney to help keep him honest.
if the Republicans could show a united front maybe, just maybe we could take the Senate.
The fact that so many people who despite the anger here that are conservatives have come out for Romney means it is time. Those people are not dropping their conservative ideals, they simply see the writing on the wall.
Ann Coulter is nobody’s fool. As far as I’m concerned she is the most intelligent commentator/writer around. She always hits the nails on the head. When Paul, Gingerich and Santorum get all kissy and huggy about Romney are we going to call them traitors too. At some point you have to realize that the best thing to do is not always the best thing that could have happened. As far as I’m cocerned even a few small steps in the right direction would be better than continuing in the wrong direction.
Paul should definitely be our next Fed Chairman. Maybe Newt could be the ambassador to the Vatican. Surely there is some logical position for Santorum, hopefully a place where he could learn to control his mouth. Maybe a good place would be the czar of overturning Roe. I would love to see Michelle Bachman as head of Health and Human Services, I would love to be a fly on the wall wherever Obama & Pelosi are when that gets announced. Would Suicide be a possibility? Oh well I can dream.
So very happy to hear that you and Mrs. Exit got to meet and speak to the Speaker— Bet it was a thrill.
No problem with you using my mantra— unless of course, there’s money in it-— then, we have to talk. -:)
It just ain't happening, and he's had 5 years to do that ~ just totally blown away if you ask me.
Sure don't want to lose the popular voice in the rest of the primaries.
He may call you a Gentile but he’s not Jewish.
Obama’s Cauacasian Mini-me hasn’t a prayer this fall. And the absolute utter measure of the uselessness of the GOP is their failure to grasp that.
Bye the way, this coming from a man that just voted for Newt in the Md primary.
They should tell this shiney-faced rookie to shove it, and stop pandering for the VP spot.
Good post, and practical, too!!! Love Free Republic, but some of the posters here are living in LaLa land!!! Romney is the GOP nominee for POTUS, like him or not!!! Santorum, Gingrich & Paul, good me, good conservatives, but they are going nowhere. Newt is totally toast!!! Rick will destroy himself politically if he goes on. If lose Pennsylvania, which he will to Romney, his bright political career will be over!!! However, if he plays his card hand correctly, he could become a future POTUS!!! The choice is his a waylone!!! I suspect that is what he and staff are mulling over these next few days!!!
If Santorum concedes to Romney and supports him with gusto, he is on his to a very possible POTUS stint in a few years. If not, and....he whines, rants and raves, he will finish himself off, just as Gingrich as done so effectively to himself. Newt’s wounds, most of them, are self-inflicted!!! Most voters know Newt is unstable and they have shunned him by the thousands. The same will happen to Santorum if Rick goes the wrong way and seeks retribution and negative behavior!!!
Rubio is dead on!!! Time for all Conservatives/Republicans to get behind Romney and rid the nation of POTUS Barack (Gangsta Trayvon’s Dad) Hussein (Muslim Brotherhood Adoree) Obama (America’s Traitor POTUS)!!!
Thanks for your encouraging post. As far as I’m concerned, Richard Viguerie, Rebecca Hagelin, Dr. Dobson, and Gary Bauer, et al, really BLEW IT. When Rick drops out before the PA primary, lets see if they have the humility to admit a mistake and hang tough and back a conservative.
I would have loved to had been there.
He is the only one we need. It’s such a shame that so many others do not see that.
Cram it Native Citizen.
Marco, Marco, Marco!! You are stepping into a place you shouldn’t go. Remember the “birds of a feather....” saying? You are about to get yourself into a very bad situation! Stay away from Romney!!! HE IS NOT A CONSERVATIVE!!!!! You will forever be associated with a LOSER!!!
Oh well. It is good to know where you stand. See ya!!
That makes more sense to me. We've seen entirely too many semi-pro used car salesmen run for the top of the ticket over the years ~ we know their kind now.
This is not a Conservative vs. Leftwingtard issue ~ it's just pure politics.
Republican and Conservative voters don't want to vote for MIt ~ we even had a 1 million voter fall off in the Virginia primary when the only choice was a RINO or a nutcase. We know MIt's support is a yard wide and a MM deep ~ that's all it is.
Is this guy one of the Mario Brothers?
“Ann Coulter is nobodys fool.”
Ann Coulter is Romney’s fool. ‘Course, since Romney’s a nobody, I guess she’s Nobody’s fool.
But why in the world would you want to be Ann Coulter’s fool?
That sort of thing proves conclusively that he's just another professional politician with NO CORE VALUES!
Welcome to the United Soviet States of America..where the Pravda State Media vet the candidates to the pleasure and needs of the RinoCrat UniParty.
This election will be a non-election...featuring the state approved candidates-whose only distinction is whether they are black or white.
“Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney’s highest-profile endorsement, has a message for other GOP presidential (less)hopefuls: pack it in, boys. The primary’s over.”
Who was that guy (a baseball catcher?) that proclaimed, “it ain’t over ‘til it’s over!” ??
The primaries aren’t “over” until Utah. And then there’s a convention.
Seems to me that’s when “it’s over”....
Glad this one outed himself early.
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“If Santorum concedes to Romney and supports him with gusto, he is on his to a very possible POTUS stint in a few years.”
See, you, like, totally, fail to grasp why Santorum’s in this. You think he cares beans about having his turn in a few years?
He cares about trying to stop the trainwreck that is Romney. He cares about conservative ideas, about which Romney cares jack squat.
He needs to stay in this and he needs as many people to vote for him to show Romnoid just how strong the Not-Romney faction of the party is. Otherwise Romney will think that all the Pubblies love him, that Rubio loves him. That Ann Coulter slobber-loves him. How else is Romnoid going to realize that Rubio just selling his a$$ for a mess o’ Romnoid pottage later unless the Not-Romney vote remains at 55-60% all the way to Tampa.
The uniting around Romnoid can take place after Tampa.
This “unite around Romnoid now” business is all about defeating Santorum and NOTHING ELSE, defeating conservativism. It worked in Wisconsin. And because it worked in Wisconsin, it will work even better in Pennsylvania. Convince enough potential Santorum Not-Romney voters that ROmney’s inevitable and the conservative not-Romney movement folds.
Romney needs to have his nose held to the grindstone as long as possible if there’s going to be a ghost of a chance of influencing him to govern conservatively.
It probably won’t work anyway, but it’s all we’ve got left—to try to impress upon him just how many people DON’T WANT him so that he just might remember that 2 years from now.
So stuff it with the “let’s all unite and be nice” crap now. There’ll be time for that later. Right now is the time to vote against him.
Giving the nomination to Romney is the same as giving the election to Obama.
When Mitten’s new-bought friends start demanding conservative candidates drop out, they’re really demanding that YOU and I drop out.
Bollocks. Onto the Convention.
Marco McRomnio is the latino poster boy for the GOP elite.
“Ann Coulter is Romneys fool.”
Willard and all of GOProud. Great company.
Rubio believes he has the power because of the support he received as a “STRONG TRUE CONSERVATIVE.” Now he has changed sides and has made his endorsement and expects us to follow. I’ll happily follow a leader who is willing to go where I want him to go, but Romney or Rubio has given me no reason to follow Romney.
And if not a RINO convention a REAL Republican convention ~ somewhere!
Been around FR for a few days now and it has never ceased to amaze me how quickly "conservative icons" are thrown under the bus, when they say something that doesn't fit the particular mantra of the Freeper reading and posting.
I also, different topic, have never seen so many bloggers on here pimping their blogs. Blogs, like editorials, have a place but far too many of them come off as "hard news reporting".
“Marco McRomnio is the latino poster boy for the GOP elite.”
He has a great shot at being this generation’s Colin Powell project.
Time for Romney to switch parties.
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PRINCETON, NJ -- Barack Obama has a 48% to 39% advantage over Mitt Romney among independent voters in 12 key swing states. He first moved ahead of Romney among this group in February after being tied in January and trailing last year.
Obama's standing against Romney has improved substantially in the swing states among women. Among independents, he has gained among both men and women, but more so among women. In combined data from October and December 2011, Obama trailed Romney by 11 percentage points among independent men and five points among independent women. In combined data from February and March, Obama has a one-point advantage among independent men and a 14-point advantage among independent women.