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Mitt Romney Wins Over The Right By Confronting Obama (Rush: Not the McCain Campaign)
Buzzfeed ^ | June 1, 2012 | Mickey Coppins

Posted on 06/01/2012 2:58:29 PM PDT by lbryce

After a day spent waging bi-coastal combat with the Obama campaign, Mitt Romney's team in Boston earned the highest compliment Rush Limbaugh has ever paid them Thursday afternoon: "I'm telling you," he said. "This is not the McCain campaign."

Once-skeptical conservatives knew exactly what he meant. In the eyes of many on the right, John McCain's 2008 presidential bid was a disaster not because he lost, but because he refused to fight. Conservatives believe McCain bought into a liberal media narrative that personal attacks on Barack Obama were unseemly and even racist. The conservative caricature of Candidate McCain that emerged in the wake of the Republicans' defeat wasn't of an unreliable moderate — rather, it was one of an Establishment figure paralyzed by political correctness, and unwilling to go blow for blow with Obama.

But if the Vietnam veteran disappointed conservatives with his gun-shy campaign in 2008, Romney is uniting the right by playing the role of the bomb-thrower.

The unapologetically aggressive tone of Romney's campaign is manifest at every turn — from his aides' fierce Twitter wars, to the candidate's surprise press conference at failed green solar company Solyndra, and the campaign's continued refusal to apologize for Donald Trump's outlandish conspiracy theories about Obama's birth certificate. It's all part of a deliberate — and, so far, successful — strategy aimed less at convincing undecided voters, and more at rallying the Republican Party around its candidate.

“There were a lot of folks who didn’t think he’d have the edge to really take on the president,” a Romney advisor, who outlined the campaign strategy on the condition of anonymity, told BuzzFeed, refrring to “the Santorum people and conservatives who have been off the bandwagon.”

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012election; election2012; elections; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; obama; romney
Rush Limbaugh: "This is not the McCain campaign."
Could very well not be saying much.
1 posted on 06/01/2012 2:58:33 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

Whoever decided to have Myth speak in front the empty Solyndra building was brilliant.


2 posted on 06/01/2012 3:01:53 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: lbryce

Myth like to say one thing and do another.

I still don’t trust him with my vote or my country.


3 posted on 06/01/2012 3:07:14 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: lbryce

My sense is that McCain has never run a competitive race in his life, apart from going up against Bush in 2000 in the primaries and Obama in 2008. As a GOP senatorial candidate, his war hero record won his primary races, and as long as the electorate was majority Republican, he was a lock. Romney - on the other hand - has run only competitive races. His races in MA have been really difficult, given that he does represent the GOP, whereas the electorate is overwhelmingly liberal. He went up against McCain in 2008 with a liberal/moderate record established by his races in MA, as contrasted against McCain’s war hero record. It’s a miracle he was the runner-up. I’m still surprised that he won the GOP nomination this time around, given the amount of flak that came his way. He’s not my candidate of choice, but he’s certainly someone who doesn’t shrink from a challenge, whether in the business or political world.


4 posted on 06/01/2012 3:08:11 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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To: lbryce

Myth likes to say one thing and do another.

I still don’t trust him with my vote or my country.


5 posted on 06/01/2012 3:08:42 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: lbryce

I don’t care, I’ll never vote for Mitt. /typical-freeper


6 posted on 06/01/2012 3:11:12 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Let me ABOs run loose Lou!)
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To: cableguymn

Yeah I’m not impressed either.


7 posted on 06/01/2012 3:11:28 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lbryce

Simple, really. In any conflict, you don’t let the other side set the rules. McCain did, Romney’s not going to.


8 posted on 06/01/2012 3:12:44 PM PDT by ArmstedFragg (hoaxy dopey changey)
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To: lbryce

“Could very well not be saying much. “

Lots of people turned off McCain before he had a chance to express his erratic rinoism simply because they thought he was just too old.


9 posted on 06/01/2012 3:13:24 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Like I said, didn’t think it amounts to much.


10 posted on 06/01/2012 3:14:32 PM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: lbryce
Beat Zer0 like a drum.

Beat 0bama like a rented mule.

11 posted on 06/01/2012 3:18:47 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce
john-mccain-angry

"That's BullSheet. I have fought like a rabid dog all my life; most notably, all the Vietnam Vet and Swift Boat Vets who were smearing my good "bud" John Kerry by trying to expose his record phony Vietnam Record in 04, as well as when I was fighting to pass Amnesty for all Illegal Aliens and no one has been more confrontational then when I took on those Right-Wing, Extremist, Clinging, T-Party Patriots.

Just because I rolled over and folded like a cheap suit when campaigning against Barack Hussein Obama, don't mean I'm not up for a good fight, just ask any real Conservative"


12 posted on 06/01/2012 3:22:01 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: cableguymn
Myth likes to say one thing and do another.

I still don’t trust him with my vote or my country.

AS OPPOSED to who(m)?

He who HATES America and has worked diligently to harm (if not DESTROY) our Republic....Barack Hussein Obama, aka, Dear Leader?

Right!

Either put down the pipe or have another glass of Kool Aid!!!

13 posted on 06/01/2012 3:27:24 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: lbryce

Even more annoying about McCain was the fact that he fought back hard and dirty against those in the Republican party. Clearly, he had contempt for his own party and for Republican voters as a whole. He wasn’t merely inept, he was contemptuous and snobby with regards to those whose team he claimed to want to represent. Why Arizona voted him back in is a mystery to most of us!


14 posted on 06/01/2012 3:35:00 PM PDT by onevoter
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To: Conservative Vermont Vet
No, he never liked anyone saying Barak Hussein Obama...remember in Ohio?
15 posted on 06/01/2012 3:35:18 PM PDT by MadelineZapeezda (If You Dont Look Like Obamas Son, No One Cares)
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To: MadelineZapeezda

Juan AND his fat daughter have been retarded for at least the last 5 years.


16 posted on 06/01/2012 3:48:27 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: onevoter
Why Arizona voted him back in is a mystery to most of us!

Be mystified no more. A certain former Governor of Alaska who shall not be named, not only proclaimed that John McCain was the 'Tea Party candidate' in the primary race against J.D. Hayworth (a REAL conservative!), that same VP running mate for McCain in 2008 said that they "shared the same vision for America as did John McCain", and if that is true, then the person I am referring to is damn sure no conservative, because there is NOTHING conservative about John Sidney McCain.

As our esteemed Founder himself stated in no uncertain terms, McCain is a "traitorous bastard" and in my opinion, anyone supporting that Manchurian piece of sh*t should have their sanity and/or their loyalty to our Constitution questioned.
17 posted on 06/01/2012 3:52:37 PM PDT by mkjessup (Eternal Vigilance (aka FReeper Tom Hoefling) has my vote for President in 2012.)
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To: lbryce
Donald Trump's outlandish conspiracy theories about Obama's birth certificate

As opposed to AG Holder's completely normal and sane conspiracy theories about black voter suppression, Green Jobs Czar Van Jones's well-reasoned conspiracy theories about 9/11, or Rev. Wright's historically grounded conspiracy theories that "white folks' greed rules a world in need"? THOSE perfectly okay conspiracy theories to which President Obama is happy to subscribe?

18 posted on 06/01/2012 3:54:21 PM PDT by Argus
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks lbryce.
19 posted on 06/01/2012 4:00:51 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (FReepathon 2Q time -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: lbryce
playing the role of the bomb-thrower.

Har har. He is more like the bomb deflector. I wish I could show them what a real bomb thrower would look like

20 posted on 06/01/2012 4:18:25 PM PDT by BRL
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To: lbryce
"... and the campaign's continued refusal to apologize for Donald Trump's outlandish conspiracy theories about Obama's birth certificate."

Anyone ever notice that media and other Obama defenders (Democrat and Republican) will always criticize folks who bring up the subject Obama's birth certificate (most likely a forgery) but never, ever broach the subject of Obama not being a natural born citizen. They know they will lose the argument quickly. The truth is Obama is the biggest fraud ever perpetrated on our Republic by the Democrats and the media and their Republican Party collaborators. I'll never forgive them -- particularly the Republican wimps who abetted this fraud.

21 posted on 06/01/2012 4:21:09 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: cableguymn

“Myth like to say one thing and do another.

I still don’t trust him with my vote or my country.”

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I am getting sick of this attitude. I’m as conservative as they come and I wish Sarah or some other conservative could be the nominee. But the process has given us Mitt and he is way, way, way better than Obama and I plan to give him 100% of my support. You should too, unless you want BHO to be back in the white house.


22 posted on 06/01/2012 4:29:43 PM PDT by Free America52 (The White guys are getting pissed off. We beat Hitler Hirohito and Krushchev. Obama will be easy.)
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To: lbryce

When hecklers come out in Massachusetts, of all places, challenging Axelrod “Where’s our jobs? Where’s our jobs?”, we should be able to storm every town hall headlined by an administration figure with the same chant since they simply have no intelligent reply.


23 posted on 06/01/2012 4:31:18 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: lbryce
"My God, this is right out of Breitbart's playbook. I love it!" he said. "I swear to God, if he roller skates into the DNC convention, or hijacks an Obama press conference — if he does either one of those I’m going to give my kid’s college money to his Super PAC.”

click on image


24 posted on 06/01/2012 4:34:08 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan ( I am Breitbart)
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To: StormEye

Indeed. My theory all along, since 2008 is that since no one in their right mind would hire some 2 dollar, community organizer with absolutely no resume for anything but a floor sweeping job, this half cracker, muslim, black nationalist - Barack Hussein Obama was installed in a bloodless Coup d’ Etat to set a precedent for foreign nationals in the Oval Office.

Now they’re talking Rubio, as well. Who’s next? Kofi Annan?


25 posted on 06/01/2012 4:35:52 PM PDT by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever.)
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To: lbryce
>"“There were a lot of folks who didn’t think he’d have the edge to really take on the president,”

I said it. I am thankful to be wrong in this case!

26 posted on 06/01/2012 4:40:22 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: onevoter
>"Why Arizona voted him back in is a mystery to most of us!"

Dem job security payoff. If he doesn't rock the boat, there's no need to run anyone against him. The Dems get their votes, and the Conservative pay for lack or representation to boot.

27 posted on 06/01/2012 4:44:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: lbryce

I’m still working at warming up to Mitt, but he DOES seem to be more of a fighter than McCain.

Maybe I’ll only have to buy 9 more Ben Gay tubes instead of 10.


28 posted on 06/01/2012 4:44:50 PM PDT by cookcounty ("We're all born idiots, and we only get over that condition as we get less young." -J Goldberg)
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To: atc23

Obama is a creation of Big Labor, globalists, socialists, communists, and Green Energy . These are all just a different side of the same face.


29 posted on 06/01/2012 4:59:20 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: lbryce

Is that supposed to trump policy? Romney will & has always been a socialist. This election is like watching the Democratic primary again. America loses.


30 posted on 06/01/2012 5:01:27 PM PDT by Lady4Liberty (Watch Romney DESTROY Obama at his own game: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FYvx4UfM8RA)
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To: lbryce
That kind of talk has won approval from the Republican grassroots figures who took McCain’s civility for surrender in 2008.

We didn't "take" McCain's "civility" for surrender; it was surrender. Plain and simple.

I don't believe in Romney, as in a guy I'd want to vote for as a first choice. He's an ABO for me. However, I will vote for him if his campaign continues to sock it to Obama. If he starts grabbing his ankles like that Spineless Jackass McCain did, then screw it, I'll spend my voting time buying food and ammo.

31 posted on 06/01/2012 5:37:00 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: lbryce

I have to admit I am enjoying the show.


32 posted on 06/01/2012 5:39:25 PM PDT by thatjoeguy ( Hulk... SMASH!!)
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To: lbryce

So far, I am impressed


33 posted on 06/01/2012 5:56:12 PM PDT by 12chachacha
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To: lbryce

I would like to see Mitt do what Newt was suggesting he would do. Show up in the same cities that 0bama goes to and give speeches that rebut what he says.


34 posted on 06/01/2012 5:58:58 PM PDT by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: lbryce

I will vote for Romney if that’s the best chance of getting Obama’s commie hands off the steering wheel.

My lasting impression of McCain was when he gave his concession speech, the most obvious emotion was relief - he was glad he lost. It was like “Whew - finally I can get back to normal”. Romney at least acts like he wants the job. I don’t believe that Romney will be any sort of great president, but ANYTHING is better than what we have now.


35 posted on 06/01/2012 8:06:20 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: lbryce

If Romney is winning over the “right”, then the dividing line has taken a huge curve to the “left”.


36 posted on 06/01/2012 8:26:53 PM PDT by ImpBill ("America, where are you now?" - Little "r" republican!)
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To: lbryce

I wouldn’t ever vote for him for anything except maybe to test out a new method of execution!


37 posted on 06/01/2012 8:32:03 PM PDT by dalereed
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To: Free America52; Conservative Vermont Vet

I am sick of this “vote for Mitt because he’s better than obama” line tossed at Me by Mitt’s supporters.

If you want to support a pro abortion, pro taxes, pro gun control socialist you go right ahead.

Just don’t call yourself a conservative while you do it.


38 posted on 06/01/2012 8:47:55 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: StormEye

It takes the extreme prejudice so characteristic of the msm to demand an apology for Trump’s take on the Kenyan dog-eater.


39 posted on 06/01/2012 8:58:21 PM PDT by lbryce (OMG. What have we done to deserve the likes of the miscreant Zero?)
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To: Free America52
But the process has given us Mitt and he is way, way, way better than Obama and I plan to give him 100% of my support. You should too, unless you want BHO to be back in the white house.

If BHO wins the White House in 2012, we will only have 8 years of straight socialism. This is because in 2016 a TEA partier such as Sarah Palin will get the GOP nomination, and then win the Presidency in a landslide.

If Romney wins, however, we will be guaranteed at least 12 years of straight socialism. Even worse, a compliant and honeymooning GOP majority will support most, if not all, of Romney's suspect policies. This would not happen with a GOP majority and 0bama in the White House.

Moreover, by nominating Romney, the GOP has managed to ensure that 0bamacare will not be the huge election issue that it should have been. This is because the abomination known as Romneycare is so similar to the abomination known as 0bamacare that it is virtually indistinguishable from it, Romney's mumblings about federalism notwithstanding.

Romney is anti-gun, pro-choice, pro-bailout, and is basically the architect of 0bamacare! The apologetics which Romney supporters employ in order to justify supporting him are breathtakingly inadequate.

True, we are apparently stuck with Romney, unless someone like Virgil Goode gets the fair consideration he merits. But to denigrate those who cannot support Romney on general principle, does a great disservice to many patriotic conservative Americans.

"Vote for Mussolini Romney, because he is way, way, way better than Stalin Obama" is simply not a good enough reason to vote for Mussolini Romney.

If the GOP loses the general election, it will not be anti-Romney TEA partiers and conservatives who are to blame. It will be the fault of the GOP establishment and the deluded GOP primary voters who helped foment this Massachusetts liberal upon us.

And let's not even get started on the fact that Romney is a member of the LDS church, which many Christians consider to be a virtual cult.

Just sayin'...

40 posted on 06/01/2012 10:15:35 PM PDT by sargon (I don't like the sound of these "boncentration bamps")
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To: cableguymn

good for You,OBAM,OBAMA,OBAMA! Yes We Can!! Yes WE CAN!


41 posted on 06/02/2012 5:16:18 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: ballplayer

MILT MILT MILT HE’S OUR SOCIALIST!!!


42 posted on 06/02/2012 12:11:01 PM PDT by cableguymn
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To: sargon

‘And let’s not even get started on the fact that Romney is a member of the LDS church, which many Christians consider to be a virtual cult. Just sayin’... ‘

but having a Muslim in hiding as Prez doesn’t bother you, as much does it? i hope America survives 4 more years of BO. God save America.


43 posted on 06/02/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT by IWONDR
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