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Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right
Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster

Posted on 07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT by Olog-hai

He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States.

These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a succession of punches from the Right.

Conservative pundits and editorial columns, senior Republicans and two of the big beasts of the business world—Rupert Murdoch and the former talismanic chief executive of General Electric, Jack Welch—have all voiced serious misgivings about Romney’s ability to deliver victory in November. …

The primary charge against Romney is one of passivity. Those on the Right who believe that they have the economic arguments to kick-start the US economy—to make it “morning again in America” as the inspiring Ronald Reagan ad put it—find Romney’s apparent inability to seize the day maddening. It’s what explains not just the criticism, but the contemptuous tone. The Wall Street Journal charged last week that Romney appeared to want to “coast” to the White House by simply repeating (as the Romney campaign does, daily) that the Obama economy is failing. “Thanks, guys,” came the bitter payoff, “but Americans already know that.” …

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


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1 posted on 07/09/2012 3:53:59 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

I agree 100% with the headline.


2 posted on 07/09/2012 3:59:02 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: Olog-hai

The author of this article is a liberal. He takes every opportunity to bash conservatives of every type. Peter Foster has no more credibility than Chris Matthews.


3 posted on 07/09/2012 3:59:16 PM PDT by Parmenio
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To: Parmenio

I think a solid VP candidate can pull this out. I know it’s not going to happen, but Newt would be the ideal VP. I like Condi Rice too. She can debate anyone on any subject including the NFL.


4 posted on 07/09/2012 4:01:48 PM PDT by nikos1121
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To: Olog-hai
Does this mean I have to vote for Ubama?

</sarcasm>

5 posted on 07/09/2012 4:02:15 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: Olog-hai
He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs.

And yet he beat everyone he ran against during the primary.

I don't like the guy; if he's a loser, the smart guys who lost to him are... not going to be the nominee this time out.

You may think its better to reelect O, but I've decided anyone, anyone picked at random from the phonebook is better than O. And that includes Romney. Don't like the guy, but he knows a bit about economics, and he doesn't hate America.

6 posted on 07/09/2012 4:03:27 PM PDT by marron
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To: Olog-hai

He was on vacation last week no panic needed


7 posted on 07/09/2012 4:03:45 PM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: Olog-hai

Please tell me these are not the same people a Couple months ago were saying Romney is the only One who can beat Obama! God Have Mercy on all of us,we are so screwed.
Is it too late for Newt,Or Better Yet,someone come with me Im going to Alaska to Pick Up Sarah Palin!
This is Pathetic


8 posted on 07/09/2012 4:05:28 PM PDT by ballplayer
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To: svcw

I could not agree more with you agreeing with the headline.


9 posted on 07/09/2012 4:08:17 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Parmenio

Does not matter if he is liberal or conservative. He is right. And I could not find one conservative amongst my friends and family who disagree with him.


10 posted on 07/09/2012 4:09:49 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: nikos1121

I like the idea of Newt. And I love Condi. But I do not think either of them wants to be associated with Romney. I could be wrong. Do you think either of them would accept the VP slot?


11 posted on 07/09/2012 4:11:36 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Olog-hai

Mr. RomneyCARE supports death panels and RomneyCARE
and TAXES and Fees and TARP. ME too. I am for Romney.


12 posted on 07/09/2012 4:12:43 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Olog-hai
He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs.

He may look dumb but I think he is the smartest candidate since Walter Mondale! It think that is just a savvy move by Romney to throw off the liberal pundits!

In the long run it is going to win him the election in November. That Romney would make for a GREAT SC Chief Justice with such great savvy!

13 posted on 07/09/2012 4:13:13 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: marron
And yet he beat everyone he ran against during the primary

Yea, true. Because Romney distorted and out right lied about records, pulled out bogus stories, innuendos that destroyed candidates, and was supported my a media that is betting he can not beat BHO because of RomneyCare and his liberal record.

14 posted on 07/09/2012 4:14:09 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: marron

“And yet he beat everyone he ran against during the primary.

I don’t like the guy; if he’s a loser, the smart guys who lost to him are... not going to be the nominee this time out.

You may think its better to reelect O, but I’ve decided anyone, anyone picked at random from the phonebook is better than O. And that includes Romney. Don’t like the guy, but he knows a bit about economics, and he doesn’t hate America.”


That’s a joke. He beat everyone through lies, a bigger campaign wallet funded by the elite, and with support of the GOPe poofters.

As for “economics.” Massachusetts would be better off as one giant sinkhole. Every promise he ever gave in that State he broke, and the SOB has he nerve to defend his actions saying “Look, it was bad before.” And it stayed bad and got WORSE after he was gone.

Everything you believe about Mitt Romney is a myth. That is why his name is Myth Romney. Remember that well.


15 posted on 07/09/2012 4:14:39 PM PDT by RaisingCain
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To: Olog-hai

Townhall columnist Larry Kudlow, in a recent article titled, “Obama’s Goose is Cooked” had a different take on Mitt Romney:

“Now the question is, with Obama’s economic goose cooked, does Mitt Romney have what it takes to win the election and provide a pro-growth economic model that will restore prosperity at home and America’s number-one position around the world?

“Some powerful figures — including Rupert Murdoch, Jack Welch, and even my brothers and sisters at the Wall Street Journal editorial page — have taken shots at Romney in recent days. But I am more optimistic. In response to his critics on the day of the bad June jobs report, Romney talked about expanding energy resources, approving the Keystone pipeline, cutting taxes, and increasing trade with Latin America. He reaffirmed his intention to cut federal spending and eliminate programs.

“Basically, Romney is promising a return to free-market, supply-side policies on taxes, trade, regulation, and spending. Hopefully he will embrace a sound and stable dollar as well. I still believe Romney is the most underrated politician in America today, and that he’s the most conservative Republican standard bearer since Ronald Reagan. “

I hope he’s right!


16 posted on 07/09/2012 4:16:45 PM PDT by bopdowah ("Unlike King Midas, whatever the Gubmint touches sure don't turn to Gold!')
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Does this mean I have to vote for Ubama?

No!

Just don't vote and THAT is a vote for Ubama! /MS

17 posted on 07/09/2012 4:17:19 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Olog-hai

DUMP WILLARD FOR SCOTT WALKER !


18 posted on 07/09/2012 4:18:27 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: marron
And yet he beat everyone he ran against during the primary.

He beat no one! He only had one opponent and he spent MILLIONS lying about him/NEWT!! And now he's left standing looking like the loser liar that he is.

He had no smarts - heard NOTHING from his mouth that comes close to it. When Newt was campaigning, he stole rhetoric from him to 'appear' smart - and even that is gone now.

19 posted on 07/09/2012 4:19:44 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Olog-hai
He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs.

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I can't believe that anyone, on either side, buys this.

Romney is politically astute and has a very professional campaign staff. He's been running for president all of his life.

It's what he lives for.

20 posted on 07/09/2012 4:22:22 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: nikos1121
no newt and no condi...we need a star....either Christie or my fav ,Rubio....a young, dyanmic person....

bamey MUST loose...we can give him another four years...

PEOPLE BETTER WAKE UP!

a vote not for Romney IS a vote for bamey..

21 posted on 07/09/2012 4:23:24 PM PDT by cherry (Catholics for Romney)
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To: ballplayer
"God Have Mercy on all of us,we are so screwed. Is it too late for Newt,Or Better Yet,someone come with me Im going to Alaska to Pick Up Sarah Palin! This is Pathetic"

In the back of my mind - I seem to remember Sarah saying that she would step up if the chosen candidate was not the right choice.

Does anyone else remember this?? If there are any quotes from her about this - please post them so we can get together to make a decision to dump this guy!!!

22 posted on 07/09/2012 4:26:24 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: trisham

sorry to rain on your parade, but Mr. RomneyCARE
has lost most of his election attempts AND
this time HE IS THE AUTHOR of OBAMACARE and death panels.

No wonder he had to backstab Gov. Palin and her children
through surrogates.


23 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Williams

I agree aboslutely with the author.

Secondly, so a repuplican judge sides with Obama and ends liberty in America, and our candidate SAYS NOTHING then goes on VACATION!?

Pardon me while I panic.


24 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:08 PM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: Olog-hai

Thank you for this post!

A splendid regurgitation of my own opinion in a concise and factual few paragraphs.

Anyone knew Romney was finally in real trouble when even Murdoch was repelled by the empty suit Mitt and his dull, pointless campaign— a portrait of what NO CLUE looks like.

Add to these complaints the fact that Romney’s own record mirrors Obama’s in governance and you have no contrast, certainly, and possibly no contest.


25 posted on 07/09/2012 4:29:43 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: EGPWS

These are not liberal pundits saying this. This is coming from conservatives.


26 posted on 07/09/2012 4:30:48 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: Olog-hai
Yessiree, Bob -- It's time for a true conservative darkhorse to step forward and save the GOP.

The good news is, the 'ol Sphinxerooni is tanned, rested, and ready. And I have as good a chance as anyone else who wants to waste their time badmouthing the candidate we've got, like it or not.

So if you are part of the "I'll still never vote for Romney" crowd, freepmail me and I give you deposit info for my super-duper secret Nigerian bank account, where I'm amassing my Save America warchest, to keep it under the radar screen until the time is ripe.

27 posted on 07/09/2012 4:31:02 PM PDT by sphinx
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To: Olog-hai

He was good enough to beat the other gop candidates, he just have a harder problem going after another fellow leftist


28 posted on 07/09/2012 4:38:24 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: RaisingCain
Do not forget the open primary states and the states that mitt successfully had SoS keep his main two competitors OFF THE BALLOT. mitt beat nothing and nobody. He scammed his way in with manipulation of electors and bought his way to the top with tens of millions in negative attack ads... and his allies were those in charge of the gop machine and the money.

LLS

29 posted on 07/09/2012 4:38:57 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Olog-hai

This is getting ridiculous. Romney is leading or tied with Obama in legitimate polls, and until 10 days ago was being universally cheered by our side for a good focused campaign and incredible rapid response.

I was anyone but Romney in the Romney, and like most here, knew selecting him was a bad idea based on healthcare. That said, this ganging up is absurd.


30 posted on 07/09/2012 4:42:23 PM PDT by ilgipper ( November cannot come soon enough)
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To: bopdowah
Larry Kudlow,....had a different take on Mitt Romney:

I still believe Romney is the most underrated politician in America today, and that he’s the most conservative Republican standard bearer since Ronald Reagan. “

A different take from the truth. Now that is the biggest pile of BS - like it came out of Romney's underwear. He is the LOWEST of liberals - he doesn't even reach RINO status.

He is applying the description of Newt and Sarah and applying it to liberal romney. How pathetic. Not so strange that they are the two conservatives he trashed vehemently because they are conservative and most like RR.

31 posted on 07/09/2012 4:43:38 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: ballplayer

“Please tell me these are not the same people a Couple months ago were saying Romney is the only One who can beat Obama!”

Yes, you just hit it out of the ballpark. Bill Cristol has been bashig Mitt all weekend and again on Cavuto. He was Mr. Mitt along with almost every pundit as well as Kraut. Now they got their wish and they are disappointed already.

I think he’s doing OK. Maybe after the convention he will start laying on the negative ads and hopefully pound OBooboo in the debate.


32 posted on 07/09/2012 4:46:57 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
DUMP WILLARD FOR SCOTT WALKER!

What a wonderful dream.

Walker/Palin!

33 posted on 07/09/2012 4:47:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: bopdowah
"I still believe Romney is the most underrated politician in America today, and that he’s the most conservative Republican standard bearer since Ronald Reagan. “

Is that you, Mitt?

34 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:03 PM PDT by LADY J (You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have. - Author Unknown)
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To: nikos1121

“I like Condi Rice too. She can debate anyone on any subject including the NFL.”

I like her too but she is not a conservative by any stretch of the imagination and would move the ticket farther to the left than it is. Plus she would draw the token “they need a black” attack.

Leave her to run the NFL


35 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:10 PM PDT by Breto (The Establishment party is killing our country)
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To: svcw
"Yea, true. Because Romney distorted and out right lied about records, pulled out bogus stories, innuendos that destroyed candidates, and was supported my a media that is betting he can not beat BHO because of RomneyCare and his liberal record."

Exactly. Romney's greatest strength is carpet-bombing conservatives.

36 posted on 07/09/2012 4:48:55 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: LADY J

I find these:
http://www.mediaite.com/tv/sarah-palin-to-eric-bolling-im-game-to-run-for-office-all-bets-are-off-in-a-brokered-convention/
http://hotair.com/archives/2010/09/23/palin-ill-run-for-president-if-no-one-else-steps-up/


37 posted on 07/09/2012 4:49:19 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: ilgipper

He did look good for awhile, rapid response and all. Lately, not so good. Weak sounding, like McCain.

We’ll have to wait and see.


38 posted on 07/09/2012 4:51:52 PM PDT by samtheman (The Trillion Dollar ObamaCareTax definitely is a tax; just ask the US Supreme Court.)
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To: cherry
a vote not for Romney IS a vote for bamey..



39 posted on 07/09/2012 4:52:01 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: presently no screen name; marron

Yesterday on FR I read a comment by someone who tried to be a delegate in the R party (I probably have the words not quite right). All I remember is dirty tricks played by Romney followers prevented him from taking part.

I loathe Romney with every fibre of my being. I hope for a revolution at the convention.


40 posted on 07/09/2012 4:56:33 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: cherry

I resent the hell out of even the remote possibility that anywhere outside of RWANDA there exist, ‘Catholics for Romney’.

At minimum if you can’t get through Sacred Scripture, you need to square your Catechism with your Romney guy’s Massachusetts record on abortion, birth control, Planned Parenthood appointment to the oversight board enforcing the assault on religious liberty against the Church, before proclaiming a Catholic can be for Romney or Obama.

Just in time to inject his narcisistic butt in the race past the presidency, he becomes pure as the wind driven snow, yet refuses to reject his socialist/Marxist legislation. Forget about it.

Christianity and Romney do not go in the same sentence, not to mention affiliation.

Deny until the cows come home but everything the Church is fighting against in court TODAY, both in court nd out, began with your guy in MA.


41 posted on 07/09/2012 4:57:35 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: bopdowah
I still believe Romney is the most underrated politician in America today, and that he’s the most conservative Republican standard bearer since Ronald Reagan.

That may be the most bizarre statement in the world of reality.

Romney does not have a single conservative bone in his body.

42 posted on 07/09/2012 4:59:33 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: CatherineofAragon; svcw
Romney's greatest strength is carpet-bombing conservatives.

On that we are in agreement. Every attack on Palin, and every attack on tea party folk, when they came from Repubs, they came from Romniacs. I haven't forgotten and I haven't forgiven. As I said at the top, I don't like Romney. And I really don't like Romniacs.

Lesser of evil arguments that favor Romney versus O are not resounding endorsements by any means. I made the comment that any name at random from the phonebook would be better than O. I'll go farther; just about any name at random from among the Repubs running against Romney would be better than Romney. I really detest the guy.

43 posted on 07/09/2012 4:59:58 PM PDT by marron
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To: sphinx
So if you are part of the "I'll still never vote for Romney" crowd

waste their time badmouthing the candidate

Did you send that to Romney as his WHOLE campaign was lying/badmouthing Newt? If not, zip it!

I DID MY PART FOR AMERICA, I voted for NEWT because I wanted THE BEST for America. Romney DIDN'T want The BEST - he deliberately spent millions lying about The Best to prevent America from having the best. He's America's enemy. So now you are on your own with your liberal LYING loser who doesn't want THE BEST for America.

44 posted on 07/09/2012 5:01:30 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: svcw
That may be the most bizarre statement in the world of reality

I agree. I think he meant it mockingly because mitt is the total opposite of RR in every way. JUST for starters, the majority loved RR, the majority hate MR.

45 posted on 07/09/2012 5:06:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: little jeremiah
I loathe Romney with every fibre of my being. I hope for a revolution at the convention.

If there was any chance of it I would favor it.

I'm not in favor of a 3rd party going into the election; I want O out of there.

I'll say this; if Romney loses, there will be a revolt in the party that will make the "tea party" revolt after O's election look like child's play. It may very well split the party.

And if Romney wins and then proceeds to govern like he did in Mass, the party will split.

I'm not in favor of a 3rd party right now but ask me again this time next year.

46 posted on 07/09/2012 5:07:18 PM PDT by marron
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To: DallasSun
How about Semi-Colon Powell?

That'll take some of the black vote away.

< gag >

47 posted on 07/09/2012 5:09:05 PM PDT by Izzy Dunne (Hello, I'm a TAGLINE virus. Please help me spread by copying me into YOUR tag line.)
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To: Parmenio

But how often does he bash liberals?


48 posted on 07/09/2012 5:15:46 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: svcw

The MSM was calling Romney the frontrunner for months before he was. The MSM picked the nominee - not the voters. By the time a lot of primaries were held, Romney was already the established pick. I cannot believe I will have to vote for him.


49 posted on 07/09/2012 5:19:34 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Olog-hai
Wait a sec, Romney successfully carpet bombed every attack waged against him, aggressively destroying all who opposed him!

... but then he ran out of Republicans

50 posted on 07/09/2012 5:23:47 PM PDT by SecondAmendment (Restoring our Republic at 9.8357x10^8 FPS)
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