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Romney gaining conservatives' support, if not their hearts
Washington Post ^ | apr 19, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Sandhya Somashekhar

Posted on 04/22/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by Innovative

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1 posted on 04/22/2012 7:06:10 AM PDT by Innovative
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To: Innovative

Not from me he doesn’t.


2 posted on 04/22/2012 7:07:36 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: Innovative
The conservative base appears to be warming to Romney, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted after Santorum's exit, which found that about 80 percent of conservative Republicans hold favorable views of Romney - a record percentage for the candidate. If one person in five passing in front of this reporter's house said they wanted to burn it to the ground, how would he react?

Evidently, he'd turn cartwheels.

3 posted on 04/22/2012 7:09:16 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (There will be no vote for Myth Romney in my house. Period.)
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To: Innovative

And he’s still going to be pounded into dust by Obama because he’s only very marginally different than Obama.


4 posted on 04/22/2012 7:10:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

“Reality...”

If “reality” is that A-political’s accept Romney as a “Conservative”, because they are ignorant of what a “Conservative” is, then I s’pose so.


5 posted on 04/22/2012 7:10:19 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Innovative

I cannot support, nor vote for, a man who instituted gay marriage, signed an assault weapons ban, and inaugurated the beginnings of socialized medicine in the state he governed.


6 posted on 04/22/2012 7:10:49 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Innovative

Conservatives are not warming towards Romney.

Perhaps “conservative Republicans” are....they almost no different from “conservative” or blue dog Democrats.


7 posted on 04/22/2012 7:12:18 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Innovative

LOL, face the wrath of conservatives at re-election? He’s already shown the world that we’re toothless. Why on earth would he “fear” us.


8 posted on 04/22/2012 7:16:00 AM PDT by McGavin999
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To: Innovative
Mitt Romney was not his first choice for president, but...

If I had a dollar for every time I heard or read that...

10 posted on 04/22/2012 7:19:37 AM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: cripplecreek
Romney 2012: Change that's Meaningless!

Of ALL the Republicans contenders they had to run, he was the only one who was guaranteed to loose to Ubama.

Which is the Point! The the GOP doesn't want the Responsibility to roll back the Supreme Soviet's Agenda. Ubama wants to raid your 401k, Roth IRA, and other savings, Boehner, McConnell and Romney are like "Meh, It is 5:00 yet? I gotta go Golfing with the Russian Ambassador and Tom Dashle"

The GOP wants to throw this election, they don't care about their own damn constituents. Its clear now, the Leftists have succeeded with number 15 of the Communist plan "Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States."

Romney WILL lose, and that is the plan.

11 posted on 04/22/2012 7:20:11 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: Innovative

Romney vs Obama - a choice of having your crap sandwich on white or wheat!


12 posted on 04/22/2012 7:20:17 AM PDT by JaguarXKE
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To: GenXteacher

I know how you feel, it’s really sticking in my craw as well. about the only reason I have to vote for him is that he’s not obama


13 posted on 04/22/2012 7:20:38 AM PDT by Jeff Vader
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To: Wpin
Romney is 'conservative' like you live on Venus.
(hint: you don't)

Is Milt truly conservative here? imposing RomneyCARE?


14 posted on 04/22/2012 7:20:48 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Innovative

Who is Scott Magill?


15 posted on 04/22/2012 7:21:06 AM PDT by Vor Lady (Everyone should read The Importance of the Electoral College by Geo. Grant)
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To: Wpin

“Wrapping themselves up in some delusional “rational” that Romney is not a conservative and that he is a liberal.”

When did supporting gun control, global warming, cap&trade, a class warfare tax system, implementing socialized healthcare, and appointing liberal/Democrat judges become conservative positions?

Peddle your Romneybot garbage elsewhere.


16 posted on 04/22/2012 7:21:18 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Wpin

I’ll write in Newt if he doesn’t make the ballot......... I will not pull the lever for Romney/Obamma.


17 posted on 04/22/2012 7:21:24 AM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: fatnotlazy

Amen. Never me. I won’t vote for the slug.


18 posted on 04/22/2012 7:21:40 AM PDT by RetiredArmy (He has Risen!!! If you do not know Him, this is the perfect week to seek Him out!!!)
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To: Innovative
Romney is salivating at the thought of screwing us from behind every chance he gets.

I'm not convinced he'll nominate judges any less Liberal than Urkel has.

Well, maybe SLIGHTLY less Liberal, but still.

We have the antidote against this snake's bites; The Tea Party.

We have to get as many Tea Partiers as possible elected to Congress to make his life as difficult as possible.

If he wins.

At this point, I don't even care that his toadies are going to blame us if he loses. This country is toast either way.

19 posted on 04/22/2012 7:22:46 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Innovative
Reality...

Reality is that no Tea Partier is going to bother going down to the polls to vote FOR a liberal in order to replace another liberal. They'll vote for Virgil Goode if they have to. And dems aren't going to vote AGAINST the current liberal in order to put in a liberal with an (R) after his name.

20 posted on 04/22/2012 7:23:46 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Jeff Vader

Any one of those three is a deal breaker as far as I’m concerned- and he’s done all three. That, for me, outweighs anything he or his supporters could say in his defense.


21 posted on 04/22/2012 7:23:55 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Wpin

“Wrapping themselves up in some delusional “rational” that Romney is not a conservative”

If you have information -other than the above article from the ComPost- that the rest of us haven’t yet seen that supports this assertion...please post links accordingly.

Otherwise...IMHO...you’re as much a part of the problem


22 posted on 04/22/2012 7:24:43 AM PDT by mo (If you understand, no explanation is needed. If you don't understand, no explanation is possible.)
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To: KC_Lion
the GOP doesn't want the Responsibility

Why should they? They're still getting rich which seems to be the real reason most of them are in office anyway.
23 posted on 04/22/2012 7:25:13 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative

Many of us did not support Romney because of his record.

Many of us did not support either Newt or Rick because of their records.

Neither of these two could last the distance to win the nomination.

You can’t keep fighting the primaries into November.

I AM NOT a ‘ROMNEY SUPPORTER’. I AM AN ‘OBAMA OPPONENT’.

I WANT TO SEE OBAMA DEFEATED!!!


24 posted on 04/22/2012 7:26:06 AM PDT by LibFreeUSA (Pick Your Poison)
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To: Innovative
This was a rare once in a generation opportunity to replace Carter II with Reagan II. Instead we're getting Nixon II.


25 posted on 04/22/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by Reeses
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To: Innovative
Here we go again. Another shill posting another bs pro-romney article. Here's the deal... I'm a "conservative" and as such most of my friends and family are "conservatives" and NONE OF US are in any way supporting romney. Here on FR there are thousands of "conservatives", I mean REAL "conservatives", not you wanna be conservatives of convenience (aka RINOs) and not ONE of the Conservatives I know of on this forum, or any of the others I frequent, support romney. We know we may as well be supporting obomba if we supported romney.

There is NO DIFFERENCE between obomba and romney and despite the leftist propaganda in the msm he's NOT garnering conservative support.

26 posted on 04/22/2012 7:27:19 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: Wpin; Innovative; Jim Robinson




"Yeah, boy howdy.. that looks pretty conservative, don't it."
Maybe for a few North Easterners.. but NOT in reality.
27 posted on 04/22/2012 7:28:54 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Wpin

“Wrapping themselves up in some delusional “rational” that Romney is not a conservative...”

Are abortion, gun control, gay marriage and government mandated health insurance Conservative stances or not? Pretty simple question...


28 posted on 04/22/2012 7:29:04 AM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Wpin
Some of us wont eat a liberal’s $hit sandwich just because they put an ‘R’ after their name.

You can eat my share of that, have a double!

29 posted on 04/22/2012 7:32:00 AM PDT by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Reeses
Nixon the Quaker taught daddy Romney how to run for President, and that's how we got Willard the Mormon.


30 posted on 04/22/2012 7:32:19 AM PDT by Reeses
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“if voters are given a choice between a real Democrat and a fake Democrat, they will choose the real Democrat every time.”

— author unknown


32 posted on 04/22/2012 7:32:57 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: KC_Lion
Romney WILL lose, and that is the plan.

Based on your tag line, it is certainly your plan.

When faced with a hard choice, an adult will make the best choice, a spoiled brat will take his ball, scream no fair, and go home.

Realists know that another term for obama will be far more damaging to the United States of America, than we can withstand.

If you hate the things that mittens has or has not done, why help obama to get re-elected?

33 posted on 04/22/2012 7:33:47 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: Wpin

It amazes me how many obama supporters there are on Free Republic! Wrapping themselves up in some delusional “rational” that Romney is not a conservative and that he is a liberal. Sounds like the brainwashing of the democrat party is alive and well here!


I suspect Jim has less tolerance for Obama lovers than he does Mitt lovers like you.

Your the delusional one when it comes to Romney being conservative. I don’t care about his stump speeches. I care about his actions.

His actions show me he is slightly to the right of Obama but still on the LEFT side of the spectrum.

My choice for president comes down to two socialist liberals or a third party. I could always vote NOTA.

Simply because I won’t vote FOR Romney does not mean I am voting for Obama. While the out come may be an Obama win because people like me won’t sell out and vote for Romney you can NOT blame that on me. You can blame that on the GOP-e for selecting a candidate that does NOTHING for me.


34 posted on 04/22/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: LibFreeUSA
I AM NOT a ‘ROMNEY SUPPORTER’. I AM AN ‘OBAMA OPPONENT’.

I WANT TO SEE OBAMA DEFEATED!!!

Then you should have voted for Newt. Trying to make yourself feel better by trying to talk the rest of us into jumping on your bandwagon isn't going to fly. Newt supporters voted for and will vote for him primarily because of his "record". The fact that you don't like his record says a lot about who you are and why you're supporting the rino romney.

Just sayin.

35 posted on 04/22/2012 7:34:21 AM PDT by Whats-wrong-with-the-truth (Romney (aka - obomney)... Just put the (D) behind your name and be done with it.)
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To: cripplecreek
"Why should they? They're still getting rich which seems to be the real reason most of them are in office anyway."

Touche!

Yes, the Republicans have sold their soul's to become members of the Apparatchik Class. Government is an easy way to get rich, sponge off the people, and never have any blame or responsibility for it.

Well.....at least until they bring about their Lexington or Fort Sumter moment and we are forced to do something about it.

36 posted on 04/22/2012 7:35:00 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: Wpin

The Man admitted he didn’t vote for Reagan, either time. WTH?


37 posted on 04/22/2012 7:35:01 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Bikkuri

Nice chart. Thanks for posting this. Newt’s the last remaining Conservative Jedi in this battle for our very Republic.


38 posted on 04/22/2012 7:35:54 AM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: USS Alaska
Realists know that another term for obama will be far more damaging to the United States of America, than we can withstand.

An open field for '16 is a better scenario than RINO/Socialist lock for the rest of my life.

39 posted on 04/22/2012 7:37:38 AM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: JaguarXKE

Exactly.


40 posted on 04/22/2012 7:37:57 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: KC_Lion

I think we need to concentrate on our state governments a lot more. They are the key to resistance.


41 posted on 04/22/2012 7:38:09 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Innovative; All
The enemy of my enemy is my friend.

Obama is my enemy.

Elections are ALWAYS about defeating the worst candidate, since nobody is perfect.

42 posted on 04/22/2012 7:39:41 AM PDT by Kansas58
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To: Sirius Lee

Thank you.. JimRob did all the work, I just prettied it up for him ;)

Post this anywhere you can.. print it up into pamphlets and/or posters.. get the word out ;)


43 posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:04 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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44 posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:08 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Wpin

Try reading what the man stands for...that may help.


Help prove Romney is full of it. I judge a man by his action. Not his sales pitch.


45 posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:41 AM PDT by cableguymn (Good thing I am a conservative. Otherwise I would have to support Mittens like Republicans do.)
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To: USS Alaska
Because Romney and Ubama are leading us to the same place!

I won't vote for a Liberal just because he has an "R" next to his name. Being a Republican doesn't magically make you less Socialist. They are both Leftists. I will not vote for that!

Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost, while an appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last, i.e. Romney turning (whats left) of the GOP into a Center-Left party.

46 posted on 04/22/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: Wpin

Conservatives don’t do what Willard did. It doesn’t matter what State or state of mind. You may call yourself whatever you wish! Saying it doesn’t make it so!


47 posted on 04/22/2012 7:42:41 AM PDT by old school
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“I understand that it is difficult for someone like you to understand that he was governor of a very liberal state and as their governor had to govern in a more liberal way than you or I would have liked, but he is a conservative in my humble opinion”

Just so much snake oil there. Gun control, gay marriage and Romneycare- none of those are remotely conservative actions, whether you are in Massachusetts or on the moon. The man is the sum of his actions, not his words- and the lame excuse that he did these out of political expediency makes it that much worse- it indicates a man who holds no principles sacred, who like Obama is unworthy of the Presidency. If he would sell out enough to take these actions, the question is only that of how far left will he go, not if.


48 posted on 04/22/2012 7:42:50 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Wpin

“Try reading what the man stands for...that may help.”

Romney has proven that he will say/do anything to get elected. Rather than blindly listening to his talking points, judge him by his record.

So you have a minor in Econ and have worked in campaigns for forty years...so what? Does that make you uniquely qualified to judge a candidate’s “severely conservative” credentials? I’d say there are more than a few Democrats with your same “qualifications”. Ha ha ha

By the way, I’m pretty sure linking to that socialist POS’s website will get you zotted fast.

Peddle your garbage on DU. The readers there line up with your candidate better than anyone on FR.


49 posted on 04/22/2012 7:45:57 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: cripplecreek
That is the way our Founders envisioned our Nation

The Local level of Government, Citizens gathering together to Govern their communities.

Now we have a Democratic Kleptocracy with no regard to the fabric of this nation and who slowly (now its quickly) driving it towards collapse and civil unrest/war. Damn them!

50 posted on 04/22/2012 7:46:08 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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