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Romney giving up on home state of Massachusetts
AP via SFGate ^ | 5/16/12 | STEVE PEOPLES and THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press

Posted on 05/16/2012 10:51:20 AM PDT by SmithL

Don't bet on Mitt Romney winning his home state of Massachusetts. Or even trying.

Romney was never a hero in the liberal bastion, and aides say there are other ways he can win the White House without the 11 electoral votes the state offers.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: bluestates; election2012; ma2012; romney

1 posted on 05/16/2012 10:51:25 AM PDT by SmithL
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To: SmithL

Gasp. Gore didn’t win Tennessee.


2 posted on 05/16/2012 10:52:23 AM PDT by YourAdHere (Spike Lee's films are boring and unoriginal.)
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To: SmithL

It’s a waste of time and money for a GOP Presidential candidate to even bother in MA.


3 posted on 05/16/2012 10:58:37 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: SmithL

I think he’s got a better shot at New Hampshire that McCain did though.


4 posted on 05/16/2012 11:03:23 AM PDT by GOP_Party_Animal
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To: ScottinVA

“It’s a waste of time and money for a GOP Presidential candidate to even bother in MA.’

WRONG!!!! With the gay marriage issue in the spotlight, Romney should be in Boston screaming at the Irish Catholic community that this is the trash they put into office and they better not let it happen again.


5 posted on 05/16/2012 11:03:30 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: SmithL

“Don’t bet on Mitt Romney winning his home state of Massachusetts....”

Am I reading an article or a statement of hope from the writer?


6 posted on 05/16/2012 11:05:58 AM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm STILL supporting Newt.)
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To: SmithL

Not winning your home state is a bad sign.... he needs to move.


7 posted on 05/16/2012 11:09:45 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a liberal when I married her.)
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To: ScottinVA

If MA is hurting enough he will carry it easily; remember how quickly Teddy’s seat went to a Repub? Five years ago nobody on FR would have believed that was possible.


8 posted on 05/16/2012 11:20:57 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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To: ScottinVA

Yep. Wouldn’t waste a dime there.


9 posted on 05/16/2012 11:21:59 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: SmithL

George W. Bush’s victory lap through California in 2000 could have been time better spent in Florida stretching the margin a bit wider than the 500 or so votes he got.


10 posted on 05/16/2012 11:23:01 AM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 11 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: GOP_Party_Animal
Doesn't Mitt actually own a home or a summer vacation place in New Hampshire? He can claim them as his home state.

I wouldn't waste a dime on Massachusetts either. Even if I was a northeast RINO from the Dewey/Rockefeller/Bush wing of the GOP.

11 posted on 05/16/2012 11:30:18 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: SmithL

I’d give it up also!


12 posted on 05/16/2012 11:30:58 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: jimfree
George W. Bush’s victory lap through California in 2000 could have been time better spent in Florida stretching the margin a bit wider than the 500 or so votes he got.

Ah, Florida 2000.

First the October surprise of the undisclosed DUI supresses would be supporters.

Then news outlets declare the state for Gore, when some polls were still open; causing western Florida conservative voters to say "why bother".

But we had a secret weapon: Pat Buchanan. Some voters were truly confused and meant to vote for Gore.

So a form of Karma stikes, and Bush carries the state and election with it.

Still, it was reckless of Bush not to disclose the DUI months earlier.

13 posted on 05/16/2012 11:40:00 AM PDT by cicero2k
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Wasn’t Mass the first state to have gay marriage?


14 posted on 05/16/2012 11:40:24 AM PDT by for-q-clinton (If at first you don't succeed keep on sucking until you do succeed)
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To: SmithL

If Romney was 1/128 Ute or Navajo he’d have a chance.


15 posted on 05/16/2012 12:00:52 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Conservative patriots, Rise up!)
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To: SmithL

RomneyCare.


16 posted on 05/16/2012 12:03:02 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: SmithL

Smart move. Why pay valuable money to lose?


17 posted on 05/16/2012 12:13:51 PM PDT by rawhide
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Why would Romney do that? The people of Massachusetts already know Romney forced gay marriage on them. Screaming about Obama’s support for gay marriage only reminds them of what Romney did to them.


18 posted on 05/16/2012 12:16:27 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: Vigilanteman
I wouldn't waste a dime on Massachusetts either

Why not, up to now, he has bought everything, he didn't win anything. The liars advertising has paid off. Only problem is MA knows the lying POS, the rest of the nation believed the lies.

19 posted on 05/16/2012 12:19:08 PM PDT by presently no screen name (God First!! VAB: Voting Against Both---> Romney and Obama.)
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To: for-q-clinton

Yes. But I would still go to the ethnic Catholic communities and hammer it home.

He was elected there. They knew what they were getting back then and they still voted for him.


20 posted on 05/16/2012 12:38:26 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Would you rather eat dog food or cat food? Guess it's Romney 2012.)
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To: presently no screen name

I’ve come to the conclusion this election has NOTHING to do with Romney and EVERYTHING to do with OBAMA and the media’s portrayal of him. The media has so much power and that middle 10% that decides elections will think exactly what they are told to think.


21 posted on 05/16/2012 12:41:05 PM PDT by skinndogNN
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To: cicero2k
But we had a secret weapon: Pat Buchanan. Some voters were truly confused and meant to vote for Gore.

Yeah, but it was voter fraud. The Palm Beach County butterfly ballot originally had Gore across from Bush until the Dems complained it would easier to find Gore below Bush so a last-minute change was made.

Unfortunately, the vote fraud effort had already begun so about 1,000 votes went to Buchanan (the Reform Party nominee) who got the spot where Gore's name originally existed.

That's why the DNC found grannies to come forward *before the polls had closed* to complain that they were confused and why the DNC has a "get out the vote" telemarketing team contact Palm Beach Democrats and urge them to join a rally to recount the votes.

The lies have drowned out the truth about this over the years so it occasionally needs retelling.

Oh, and as for spending money in MA. I agree it is a waste. If Romney wins Massachusetts, he has already won the election.

22 posted on 05/16/2012 12:54:27 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: SmithL

Romney understands that you can’t fix stupid so why waste your time.


23 posted on 05/16/2012 12:57:20 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life. - Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)
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To: Waryone
“The people of Massachusetts already know Romney forced gay marriage on them”

Say what? I didn't realize Mitt was a Justice on the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court?

24 posted on 05/16/2012 3:30:51 PM PDT by HenpeckedCon (What pi$$es me off the most is that POS commie will get a State Funeral!)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Romney was their 4th Republican Governor in a row, but he could not win reelection and crawled away with 34% approval, a weakened state party, and the Democrats have had the seat ever since.

They voted Mitt and got homosexual marriage, and gun bans.


25 posted on 05/16/2012 4:47:38 PM PDT by ansel12 (When immutable definition of Bible marriage of One Man, One Woman, is in jeopardy, call the Mormon.)
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To: HenpeckedCon

I love running into people who don’t know the truth about Mitt and the Massachusetts court ruling. It gives me a chance to present the truth to them. So they can see more than what Mitt wants them to see.

I can tell by your post you haven’t read the Mass Supreme Court decision have you? But I have. The Mass. Supreme Court did not tell the governor to do one single thing. It did not change the law in Massachusetts. In fact, as part of their ruling, they even state that according to the Mass Constitution, the Court is not allowed to change the law.

What the ruling did say is that the Court would be sending the case back down to a lower court for their ruling but they wanted to give the legislature 180 days to make any changes to the law first.

Well the 180 days came and went but the legislature did not change the law. However Mitt Romney on his own, without any prompting from court or legislature decided he would step in and grant gay marriage to the homosexuals in Massachusetts. He did this not by changing the law as required, but by ordering the Justices of the peace and clerks to marry gays or they would be fired.

No matter what Mitt and his apologists say, that is the truth of what happened. Mitt gave the gays what they wanted. He kept his promise to them that he would do more for them than Ted Kennedy.

Proof:

Former Vatican Ambassadors, pro-family advocates misrepresent Romney record on defense of marriage
MITT ROMNEY SINGLEHANDEDLY CREATED SAME-SEX MARRIAGE IN MASSACHUSETTS

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2882389/posts

Joint Letter to Governor Mitt Romney from Pro-Family Leaders

http://www.massresistance.org/docs/marriage/romney/dec_letter/letter.pdf

Articles from 2007:

ROMNEY CREATED ‘GAY’ MARRIAGE, FAMILY GROUPS SAY
http://www.wnd.com/2007/01/39711/

FAMILY GROUP: MITT ROMNEY CHOSE ‘GAY’ MARRIAGE
http://www.wnd.com/2007/01/39522/

DON’T BE FOOLED BY ROMNEY
http://www.wnd.com/2007/07/42534/

If you honestly did not know the truth, now you do.


26 posted on 05/16/2012 9:07:46 PM PDT by Waryone
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To: SmithL

If he wins the national popular vote, he’ll win Mass. anyway.


27 posted on 05/16/2012 9:13:03 PM PDT by GunRunner (***Not associated with any criminal actions anonymus by the ATF***)
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