Skip to comments.Rove: Romney's Roads to the White House (path to get 270 EVs)
Posted on 05/25/2012 4:44:56 PM PDT by Innovative
On Tuesday, Gallup's seven-day tracking poll had Barack Obama and Mitt Romney tied at 46%. With the incumbent stuck below 50% on the ballot and Mr. Romney's favorability rising, the Republican challenger has a good shot at winning.
To take the White House, Mr. Romney needs 270 votes in the Electoral College. A "3-2-1" strategy will get him there.
Mr. Obama long ago lost his chance to duplicate his 2008 performance. A record of failure will do that. He's now forced to fight for states he easily won in 2008. The odds now narrowly favor a Romney win.
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Everyone here should want to see Obama pack and get out of the White House and out of our lives.
Obama losing means no chance for a conservative president until 2020 at the earliest. More likely 2024 or 2028 after Romney trashes the GOP among the public (again).
We have the wrong man to do the job and most know this however some won't admit it.
Mr. RomneyCARE for POTUS?
He is not even eligible.
He's not the candidate yet. The Rinos and Rats under Jorge Soros want you to think he's "inevitable" though.
It's a long way to November just yet.
Has Rove apologized? Has Milt?
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
If Obama wins there likely won't be any elections in 2020. Obama will have selected every member of the supreme court and a majority of the federal judges. The United States will be hopelessly bankrupt and in receivership administered by the United Nations.
DUMP WILLARD FOR WALKER 2012 !
“Obama losing means no chance for a conservative president until 2020 at the earliest. “
Not necessarily. I am not a Romney fan by any means, but it is likely that the economic situation will get worse under Romney (Not as bad as it would under Obama, mind you, just worse than it is now). Everything is on the brink globally. Let Greece default, as they probably will, because of France’s decision to screw austerity, let Spain follow suit, let China pop, let the Euro go down, and even Reagan couldn’t save the global economy. Once the scramble begins, and it is every country for itself, the debt will stop flowing, and we will be hit hard. That will be horrible for the incumbant.
It is not impossible Romney will get LBJ’d in 2016, maybe by a real Conservative.
We’ve got a crappy situation. But Romney could at least be a place holder until 2016, and even though he’s pretty much a total RINO, he would be better than Obama on SC nominations.
Oh brother [rolls eyes]. Like we haven't heard THAT canard in a while. Perhaps JimRob can give an award of some kind to the MittWitt who's posted that for the one millionth time on FR.
The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.
The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006
"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,
[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006
"Governor Mitt Romney, who touts his conservative credentials to out-of-state Republicans,
has passed over GOP lawyers for three-quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he has faced,
instead tapping registered Democrats or independents -- including two gay lawyers who
have supported expanded same-sex rights, a Globe review of the nominations has found.
Of the 36 people Romney named to be judges or clerk magistrates, 23 are either registered Democrats
or unenrolled voters who have made multiple contributions to Democratic politicians
or who voted in Democratic primaries, state and local records show.
In all, he has nominated nine registered Republicans, 13 unenrolled voters,
and 14 registered Democrats."
- Boston Globe 7/25/2005
Romney Rewards one of the State's Leading Anti-Marriage Attorneys by Making him a Judge
Romney told the U.S. Senate on June 22, 2004, that the "real threat to the States is not the
constitutional amendment process, in which the states participate,
but activist judges who disregard the law and redefine marriage . . ."
Romney sounds tough but yet he had no qualms advancing the legal career of one
of the leading anti-marriage attorneys. He nominated Stephen Abany to a District Court.
Abany has been a key player in the Massachusetts Lesbian and Gay Bar Association which,
in its own words, is "dedicated to ensuring that the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decision
on marriage equality is upheld, and that any anti-gay amendment or legislation is defeated."
- U.S. Senate testimony by Gov. Mitt Romney, 6/22/2004 P>
"Romney announces he won't fill judicial vacancies before term ends
Despite his rhetoric about judicial activism, Romney announced that
he won't fill all the remaining vacancies during his term - but instead
leave them for his liberal Democrat successor!
Governor Mitt Romney pledged yesterday not to make a flurry of lame-duck
judicial appointments in the final days of his administration . . . David Yas,
editor of Lawyers Weekly, said Romney is "bucking tradition" by resisting the urge to
fill all remaining judgeships. "It is a tradition for governors to use that power to appoint judges
aggressively in the waning moments of their administration," Yas said.
He added that Romney has been criticized for failing to make judicial appointments.
"The legal community has consistently criticized him for not filling open seats quickly enough
and being a little too painstaking in the process and being dismissive of the input of the
Judicial Nominating Commission," Yas said.
- Boston Globe 11/2/2006
Yep. I don’t support Romney but I’d prefer just about anyone take over that job from Hussein - even Hillary would be an improvement.
The only person Willard ever served as a placeholder for is his Marxist successor as Governor of MA, Deval Patrick. He is a fiasco of epic proportions.
aw gee and it might also mean that capitalism survives,,,,its terrible I tell ya
I thought Obama winning in 2008 was supposed to usher in the next Reagan akin to Carter's term? Last time I checked, 'hoping for things unseen' was only the territory of God, not politicians. Time do deal with the reality of what is in front of us and not hope for change.
So your theory is that the same party fathers who would not let us choose a conservative to run in 2008 or 2012, during open primaries will not only let us run one in 2016, but they’ll let an INCUMBENT SITTING president step aside so it can happen.
Pull the other finger.
No. First we save the GOP, then we can save the country. The mittbots have it all backwards. The GOP must be taught a lesson.
Look, everyone declaring Romeny isn’t conservative (enough) has had yet enough of the DNC Obama Kool Aid as I take it. Sour grapes. Get busy at the grass roots level and quite whinning. Ron Paul has grass roots and the TEA party as well. Join a group that has a long term goal to re-establish the GOP as conservative, or possibly join a group the puts the DNC centered on what we cherish as Americans rather than a Socialist world order. Social justice alone should make you go running to Romeny.
If the economy isn't better by 2016 the White House might well revert back to the Democrats. With Romney controlling the party apparatus from the beginning of the primary cycle and reluctance to primary a sitting President, we're stlil talking 2020 before we get a conservative.
For the record, I loathe Romney. I am NRA to the core, and know full well what he is on every issue, including guns. I don’t expect him to be Conservative, I just expect something a little less bad than Obama.
If you know of any way to throw this to the convention, and get another nominee, I’ll help enthusiastically
But if it is a choice between Romney and Obama, I look at the Supreme Court, and wonder, if a roaring ball of fire like Breitbart (God rest his soul), can pass on at his age, what if we lose a Conservative Justice (God forbid), in the next four years?
Romney sucks, but he will likely be better than Obama on that, and that is what I see.
I’m not rooting for Romney. I’m not even sure I will actually vote for him. I can’t say he won’t be worse than Obama legislatively, since he will be able to pass Liberal stuff Obama probably couldn’t. If he loses, I actually won’t feel all that bad, given how the establishment will lose too, and the risk he poses. And I loathe Liberals, so that is saying something.
But, by the same token, the Supremes even things out for me, and I won’t get in his way, if he ends up the nominee.
No doubt, we have a choice between two big risks to our Republic, and I am not absolutely sure mine is the right one to take. But it looks that way to me, so I’m going with it, tentatively. I respect your positions though, and can’t criticize you or point out errors in your logic.
I just hope we get enough traction in Congress to mitigate the damage either way.
Tough to say. Romney got the nomination this time around (just barely) on the strength of his economic background, and a perception he could win. If the economy stinks by the next election, he won’t have that.
But five years out, we are in uncharted waters with the establishment controlling things, so you could be right.
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