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Romney steps in it, says it’s time to move beyond Fox’s ‘true believers’
Twitchy ^ | Apr 16, 2012 | Staff

Posted on 04/16/2012 1:20:59 PM PDT by bkopto

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1 posted on 04/16/2012 1:21:07 PM PDT by bkopto
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To: bkopto
This is what Romney said, at the MSNBC link, above:

He said his campaign had been well-covered by Fox News, but that Fox was watched by "the true believers," and that he knew he would have to reach out to a broader audience in order to win over independents and women voters that will decide the election in November. He painted a picture of a media landscape in which liberal voices won out on television, but conservatives were strongest online.

2 posted on 04/16/2012 1:23:44 PM PDT by bkopto (Obama is merely a symptom of a more profound, systemic disease in American body politic.)
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To: bkopto

We know he is an Albino Obama.


3 posted on 04/16/2012 1:24:02 PM PDT by KSanders (Conservatives = Einstein's definition of insanity. Pushing, prodding the GOP to conservatism is FAIL)
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To: bkopto

Romney loves himself. Obama hates America. Why can’t people see that the former is WAY better than the latter?


4 posted on 04/16/2012 1:24:46 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: bkopto

I don’t see anything wrong with that.


5 posted on 04/16/2012 1:27:20 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
I won't vote for a socialist. And Romney is a socialist.

/johnny

6 posted on 04/16/2012 1:30:20 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bkopto
“We are behind when it comes to commentators on TV. They tend to be liberal,” Romney said

Which are exactly his kind of people.

7 posted on 04/16/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: bkopto
Romney used poor judgement in calling Fox News viewers 'true believers', inferring that the Fox News audience consists only of hardcore Republicans, a narrative the MSM had tried to sell for years. Not a fatal mistake and not one to get over-excited about...we already know what Romney thinks of conservatives. I just hope Mitt doesn't think he'll ever get a break from the MSM. That would be beyond naive on his part and demonstrate that he really is 'out of touch' - with reality.
8 posted on 04/16/2012 1:31:58 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: bkopto
a media landscape in which liberal voices won out on television, but conservatives were strongest online.

I would say that we have also won on radio.... name any liberal talk radio hosts as popular as ours.

9 posted on 04/16/2012 1:32:25 PM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
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To: KSanders

Pretty much. The ORomney gang here will be grousing and whining a few months down the road if he wins. It’ll be nonstop stupid just like it was for Scott Brown. Nothing good comes from places like MA. ORomney and Barry are no different, exactly the same worthless to the core. The gang here would rather their despot than a dem despot. In the end they’re both despots.


10 posted on 04/16/2012 1:32:28 PM PDT by 556x45
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To: GeronL

Romney is an embarrassment. Period.


11 posted on 04/16/2012 1:33:07 PM PDT by trappedincanuckistan (livefreeordietryin)
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To: bkopto

I view this statement by Romney as meaning, it is now time for him to openly move to the left of the political spectrum.


12 posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:12 PM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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To: bkopto

Translation: he will cease even lying about being conservative and run like the ultra-liberal he is.

I WILL NOT vote for him.

At least Obama has the courtesy of not lying to me before he rapes me.


13 posted on 04/16/2012 1:35:41 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: bkopto
LOL! True believers in what? Fox is the Republican establishment hack channel. The audience there are ONLY the Romney supporters. Anybody that wanted a conservative should have moved on by now. So it is truly funny if he's calling them the believers since they're the sellouts that will vote ABO no matter who the candidate is.
14 posted on 04/16/2012 1:36:25 PM PDT by throwback (The object of opening the mind, is as of opening the mouth, is to shut it again on something solid.)
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To: trappedincanuckistan

Yep. Like an oily used car salesman, he is trying to convince us that the 77’ VW Bug is a new Mercedez. It’s the only car on the lot, what choice ya got?


15 posted on 04/16/2012 1:39:21 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Go here and you'll see why the former is not better than the latter. Thanks for going to the link.
16 posted on 04/16/2012 1:44:09 PM PDT by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Pray Continued Victory for our Troops Still in Afghan!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Name ONE president you ever voted for who demanded the dismantling of the welfare system’s handing out welfare to welfare begging filth. Oh, I’m sorry, I meant to say dismantling of the “safety net.”


17 posted on 04/16/2012 1:46:18 PM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: bkopto
He said his campaign had been well-covered by Fox News, but that Fox was watched by "the true believers," and that he knew he would have to reach out to a broader audience in order to win over independents and women voters that will decide the election in November.

Mutt Romney is almost as tone-deaf as Obama. His support is nothing BUT the mushy middle. Where he needs to appeal is to the Tea Party base, who already know that this guy is DOA in November.

Good luck with that, Mutt. Ain't gonna happen.

18 posted on 04/16/2012 1:52:48 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

Because your statement isn’t the whole picture about Romney, that’s why.

He has a record as Governor of Massachusetts, and it is a terrible record.


19 posted on 04/16/2012 1:53:09 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Doesn't have anything to do with it. I won't vote for Romney. Ever.

/johnny

20 posted on 04/16/2012 1:57:43 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: bkopto
Romney has shown his arrogance, he thinks he has the ABO voters no matter what, so now to pick up democrats and any liberals along the way. He will need those liberals to get anything done. See his record. People are giving this man blind trust like many did with Obama.
21 posted on 04/16/2012 1:58:13 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: bkopto

I stopped watching all Fox News several months ago. Mostly because they exposed themselves as the Romney pimps they really are.


22 posted on 04/16/2012 2:00:32 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: bkopto

Romney crushed consrvative opponents with negative ads.

Now he talks a lot of BS about reaching out to the middle.


23 posted on 04/16/2012 2:01:06 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper (If you quit you don't get your miracle.)
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To: bkopto

So what? What color socks does he wear? Or did he wear last Friday? Now THAT’s the kind of info I really care about.


24 posted on 04/16/2012 2:05:32 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (A conservative, a liberal and a moderate walk into a bar. Bartender says "what'll it be, Mitt?")
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To: Christie at the beach

Talk about chutzpah! This guy actually believes the primaries are over and he’s the nominee! Well, I’m hoping the Biblical proverb proves true: “Pride goeth before a fall.”

It couldn’t happen to nicer moderate!


25 posted on 04/16/2012 2:09:11 PM PDT by Mangia E Statti Zitto
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS
I view this statement by Romney as meaning, it is now time for him to openly move to the left of the political spectrum.

Exactly right. This is a trial balloon floated by Romney to see the reaction, but he is still going to start shifting left now that Santorum is out. The reaction will determine just how much he shifts left.
26 posted on 04/16/2012 3:02:20 PM PDT by af_vet_rr
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To: AEMILIUS PAULUS

Etch a Sketch Mitt.


27 posted on 04/16/2012 3:23:20 PM PDT by Third Person
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To: bkopto

Libspeak from the Rino King. If he’s a conservative then why bother to differentiate? This guy stinks like three days dead road kill.


28 posted on 04/16/2012 3:42:13 PM PDT by Free in Texas (Member of the Bitter Clingers Association.)
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To: bkopto

Insulting people is not a way to stay ahead on Twitter, toots. Neither is diminishing Fox News when almost all of the mainstream media is carrying Obama’s water.


Oh, good grief! How many in here rail against Foxnews as a clone of CNN or MSNBC? A great many. Are they now going to change course and defend Foxnews?


29 posted on 04/16/2012 3:43:51 PM PDT by chessplayer
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To: Doctor 2Brains

It’s a step upward and I’ll be voting Romney it looks like. Even though I was for Rick Perry, then Newt. I’ll vote for the dog catcher, anyone who runs against Obama who will give us a living hell in his second term.


30 posted on 04/16/2012 4:03:45 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: chessplayer

Of course. That evil, devil said it so we must disagree with it. It’s rule number 9.


31 posted on 04/16/2012 4:10:51 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: bkopto

This is the real link they’re twittering about on that Malkin link:

http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/romney-time-move-beyond-foxs-true-believers/482796

“Fox is watched by the true believers,” Romney told donors, according to the Wall Street Journal. “We need to get the independents and the women.”

Romney singled out CNN’s Wolf Blitzer as a good newsman, and today the campaign circulated a photo of Romney and wife Ann walking in Boston with ABC’s Diane Sawyer, with whom the couple is doing an extensive interview.

A few years ago, Pew Research did a survey of the partisan makeup of television news audiences and found that, while a lot of Republicans do watch Fox, so do a lot of Democrats and independents. “Democrats comprise a larger share of the Fox News audience than Republicans do of CNN’s audience,” Pew reported.

Pew found that 39 percent of regular Fox watchers are Republicans, while 33 percent are Democrats. For CNN, Pew found that 51 percent of viewers are Democrats, while just 18 percent are Republicans. According to Pew, 22 percent of Fox’s audience, and 23 percent of CNN’s, are independents.

Given the differences in audience size — Fox’s audience is far, far larger than CNN’s — Romney would certainly reach more independents, and perhaps even more Democrats, on Fox than he would on CNN. Yes, there are Republican “true believers” watching Fox — a group among whom Romney still needs to shore up his support — but there are a lot more people watching, too.


32 posted on 04/16/2012 4:18:29 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Where I am is Romney has to prove himself to get my vote. Unlike the McCain camp that repeatedly insulted those on the right.


33 posted on 04/16/2012 4:19:18 PM PDT by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: dennisw

On what day do you expect Romney will get the 1,144 delegates needed to clinch the nomination?


34 posted on 04/16/2012 4:20:01 PM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: bkopto

translation.

I have those idiots which watch FOX and the base but I need more of America than those who will just get in line and vote for me.

FU ROMNEY


35 posted on 04/16/2012 4:33:02 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: 556x45

the north east is like another country.

Just today I met one woman from MA and one from BY and they called themselves republicans.

Once the conversation got going I got onto the homo agenda, cross dressing, guns etc.

Both of them took the lefts positions, no problem with queers because “they are nice and they know some”
Abortion is alright with them .
Guns kill and people should not carry them , little did they know until later I had my SIG229 on me.

Diversity, affirmative action etc is all the lefts stance with them.
The only part where they were slightly republican were their pockets and paying taxes.

Those two are not the few but from the ones I have met down here the norm and when I go up there it certainly feels like I’ve gone to another country

Thankfully they were only stopping off here and then going back up north, sadly some of them idiots come down here, say they like it down ehre and then try and change their new place down here to make it look like the crap hole they left

They have to have their avenue Sak 5th what ever it is called, Macy’s biking lanes, running lanes, parks all over, ball fields all over, .


36 posted on 04/16/2012 4:39:52 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Leep

same here, Not watched the shows I used to for months now, ever since they went after Newt

When you have a channel like FOX hiring Sally Khon or Kohn, a soros stooge, homosexual activist media matters then you know FOX is just as bad as the other outlets.


37 posted on 04/16/2012 4:41:57 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: manc

When you have a channel like FOX hiring Sally Khon or Kohn

Its feels like a con no matter. They also just hired JESSE JASCKSON’S daughter!


38 posted on 04/16/2012 4:45:04 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Leep

THEY DID!!!

I heard make up what ever and pretend the hero cos he never served Geraldo got his son hired there too, is that true?

Oh how Megyn Kelly must be so happy now.

If I have nothing to do and cannot sleep I will watch Greta other than that forget it now.

Not one proper conservative has a show on FOX and the likes of Hannity is nothing but a fraud which was proven over DADT and when he said he doe snot care who marries who.
The man has never mentioned any conservative social issues and yet there are still people on here who thinks he is a conservative and will give him money.

You’re a great American, ARF what ever Hannity you might have some fooled not all though.

There has to be one rich conservative who can open a news network and tell the real facts about those elected and not just cover certain types to protect their own pockets and power


39 posted on 04/16/2012 4:54:25 PM PDT by manc (Marriage is between one man and one woman,It's not a conservative view but a true American view)
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To: Doctor 2Brains
Why can’t people see that the former is WAY better than the latter?

Because it's baloney.

40 posted on 04/16/2012 5:51:32 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: lonestar

Same here. Then again we are just noobs so what do we know.


41 posted on 04/16/2012 6:15:48 PM PDT by icwhatudo (Tax codes and spending don't get 14 year olds pregnant and on welfare. Morality Matters.)
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To: bkopto

Fox News may deserve the nickname “Romney News Network” more than CNN ever deserved the moniker “Clinton News Network.”


42 posted on 04/16/2012 6:27:04 PM PDT by WPaCon
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To: icwhatudo

I know I need a proof reader! LOL!


43 posted on 04/16/2012 7:00:19 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: KSanders
We know he is an Albino Obama.

Hell! Obama is an albino Obama. Have you ever noticed how pale he is below the collar line. I think that they 'man tan' him up for his public appearances.

44 posted on 04/16/2012 7:58:40 PM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: chessplayer

Etch-a-sketch FReepers!


45 posted on 04/16/2012 8:46:32 PM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

I won’t vote for a socialist. And Romney is a socialist.


46 posted on 04/16/2012 8:57:45 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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12 posted on Mon Apr 16 2012 15:35:12 GMT-0500 (Central Daylight Time) by AEMILIUS PAULUS: "I view this statement by Romney as meaning, it is now time for him to openly move to the left of the political spectrum."

Agreed. Romney's staff has been sending up trial balloons for some time about his likely "move to the center" and now he's doing it himself rather than using surrogates.

He's apparently decided that he needs to see how negatively conservatives respond, and is getting the message that we don't care or that there aren't enough conservatives to cause him problems.

I think conservative voters in the next few states need to send him a very strong message.

47 posted on 04/16/2012 9:03:34 PM PDT by darrellmaurina
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To: dennisw

Good for you. It’s your right to vote. Just don’t force Romney to people like us, who can’t really vote for your guy.

Wish your candidate all the best!


48 posted on 04/16/2012 9:19:46 PM PDT by convertedtoreason ( Nature tells us to take a LIBERTARIAN CONSERVATIVE stance)
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To: convertedtoreason

You’ll prolly vote Romney too because Obama will do some appalling things that will force you to.


49 posted on 04/17/2012 6:11:05 AM PDT by dennisw
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To: bkopto
We are behind when it comes to commentators on TV. They tend to be liberal

That's why they favor you w/softball questions from the media moderators because you are liberal. They take care of their own. They are against conservative Newt.

Save you whining - you will need it when obama is 'ready' for you.

50 posted on 04/17/2012 6:55:58 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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