Skip to comments.Cruz: Tea party ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney
Posted on 08/06/2012 6:09:52 AM PDT by Kinder Gentler Machinegun Hand
Despite some worries among tea-party activists regarding Mitt Romneys conservative credentials, Mr. Cruz predicted the movement will overwhelmingly support the presumptive Republican presidential nominee in November.
The grass roots are energized because the absolutely highest priority in the country in November is to defeat Barack Obama, Mr. Cruz said. I have spoken with literally thousands and thousands of tea-party activists I have yet to meet a single tea-party leader that is not going to vote for Mitt Romney and work hard for him.
While polls show Mr. Romney is significantly trailing President Obama for support among Hispanic voters, Mr. Cruz said Hispanics should feel comfortable with the Republicans because their values are fundamentally conservative.
Mr. Cruz whose father immigrated to the U.S. from Cuba added that Hispanics are about hard work and responsibility and dont like to accept government handouts.
In my life, I never once have seen an Hispanic panhandler, he said. Because in our community, it would be viewed as shameful to be out on the street begging.
When asked on Fox News if Mr. Romney would be wise to pick a tea-party-supported conservative like Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida or House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate, Mr. Cruz said both men would be terrific choices but declined to speculate further.
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Standard party stuff. I take it with a grain of salt.
Is Romney ever going to fight back against Obama? He acts like he is scared, or he thinks he can win by doing nothing, obama is tearing Romney apartwith attacks without so far turning off voters to himself.
I have seen a few good Republican ads played on cable stations. But Romney has played into Obama’s hands.
Well, I don’t know about ‘overwhelmingly’ behind Romney, but I’d say they ‘overwhelmingly’ oppose that big-eared incompetent, over-his-head, marxist sumbeech!
And we are cheering about it...
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With nearly 300 replies, the conversation’s devolved into what one would expect.
And by them no-good back-stabing T.E.A. Party airheads!
Right! If Cruz expects the support of the national party in his race, he'd better be a cheerleader for the presumptive nominee! In fact, that applies not only to current candidates, but to anyone who wants or expects a future in the Republican party . . .
He means the PHONEY TEA PARTIES.
Democrats LOVE Mr. RomneyCARE:
"It's a feel-good story, this Romney thing.
Romney is an ascendant guy."
Sen. John Kerry (D) to Don Imus on RomneyCARE:
"I like this health care bill".
Sen. Hillary Clinton (D) on RomneyCARE:
"To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."
Of course that did not hold for Mr. RomneyCARE.
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.
Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008
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."
Those Rombots just don't get that it!
We need another 4 years of Obama and then maybe we'll get a good Christian Constitutionalists Conservative nominee to vote for.
Like I say, standard political stuff. No point in complaining.
Besides, lets say Romney loses which is certainly possible. The survivors need to be on record opposing Obama. Look at Rush's half hearted late support of McCain in 2008.
If the convention is a parade of RINOs I am going to puke.
Beautiful, just beautiful, Dio. You should look into layout editor jobs at Variety.
Evidently Mr. Cruz has never come to Free Republic and seen our Romney haters giving aid and comfort to Obama.
Sooooo - what is our plan B - what are we going to do about it?
Look at post number ten. Their plan is to elect Obama and hope for a Christian conservative in 2016.
Romney is not even the official GOP candidate for President. It is a bit early.
Course, according to some Freepers, I made it up and/or these aren't real Tea Party people. (FYI, this is considered one of the more active Tea Party groups in that region).
Good to see a first hand report on that phenomonon
What does Cruz know? He’s nothing. A nobody.
All he did is win one stinking primary.
How does that “achievement” stack up against the geniuses here in FR who know everything about everything?
It doesn’t, that’s how.
The know-it-alls in FR are way, way, way more accomplished than Cruz! They post on FR every day!
Let’s call it like it is: CRUZ IS A RINO!!!!
IMHO, we were screwed in the primaries, and it was by the GOP electorate. The same one who voted for McQueeg in 2008. [and by having nine people tossing their hats in the GOP ring which allows for a less desirable candidate to win with < 30%]. Deja vu all over again.
And we are cheering about it...
I didn't see any "cheering". If you've been given lemons, you can either make lemonade or you can give up and suck on the lemons. I think Cruz just decided to make lemonade.
IMHO, a huge silent majority of FReepers concurs with your perspective on this. It’s just not much fun to say so here.
Good post. The pro-obama trolls are really stinking up this place.
There’s the Tea Party and the Me Party.
The Me Party is at it’s usual level of a few percentage points. Just like every election.
The same link and title is already on Front Page.
Anyone who thinks the way out of this situation is to punish the country with 4 more years of Obama is a fool. He has been constrained by the need to win reelection in order to finish us off. Look at his violations of the constitution so far and multiply that by 1000. We simply will not have any freedom left after another 4 years.
That post 'stinks up the place' too.
No better than the posts that call other FReepers rombots, sellouts, unprincipaled, rino's, etc. etc. for merely being pragmatic.
No, not by anyone but ourselves...
No, not by anyone but ourselves...
Well, I really dread a Romney POTUS and it looks like he isnt trying to win anyway, classic RINO loser syndrome. I have seen it played out in Maryland governor's race, and McCain 2008 too although he had lots of other problems.
You have to do what your conscience tells you.
What bothers me about RINO loser syndrome is they allow the liberal to get away in tack. While Romney is saying Obama is a nice guy who just hasnt worked out, obama is tearing about Romney's character slice by slice defining him as the last guy anyone could trust, which is easy to do. Romney acts as if the election will just be handed to him.
Maybe after the convention Republicans will get better ....
Vote for Romney ... yes.
Donate time, talent or treasure. Hell no. See my tagline.
...the destruction of America as founded will be complete. Another 4 years of Obama could/would see changes introduced that would be irreversible short of bloodshed.
Obama is using the GWB vs Kerry strategy to define Romney before Romney defines himself, which it's not clear if he planned on doinghimself.
So by the time of the convention obama wants a picture of Romney in undecided voters head's to be a crass rich elite opportunist who no-one would trust for anything.
Romney's typical Santa Clause Tax campaign plan calls for lots of specific tax cuts paid for by unspecified reduction of ‘loopholes’/deductions and unspecified budget cuts while claiming to be deficit neutral, which of course will never happen. So now Dems are out there claiming the loopholes are just tax increases on most voters to pay for tax cuts for the rich. ( BTW : When McCain made a similar claim about Obama in 2008 the MSM called it untrue, I remember even Megan Kelly joined in. )
strategy Define Romney first.
By the way, a CBO scored deficit neutral tax cut allows the Senate majority to pass it with 50+VP permanently. Not that I can see that happening.
What election are you watching???
Obama hasn’t had 1 day of offense since it became obvious that Romney was going to be the nominee... If you are talking about the Bane nonsense, the more Obama beats that horse the lower he polls.
Obama is floundering, he’s down 10+ points in the “swing states”, 1 in 5 democrats are openly telling pollsters they have no intention of voting for Obama. The idea Obama is beating down Romney is laughable. Obama has been written off by about 60% of the electorate, it doesn’t matter what he does or says, its falling on deaf ears.
All Obama is doing is preaching to his choir, and the more he “attacks” the lower he polls.
I really don’t know what election you are watching.
WOW< you sound very optimistic.
Have you been listening to Rush lately? Or Hannity? You know they have a history of predicting Republicans victories days before they lose in landslides, Hannity worse than Rush because he did it again in 2008 after he did it in 2006. This gives his listeners a great feeling till election night or the day after when they find the world is upside down compared to their beliefs, then they cry and shutoff the computer and TV for weeks or months.
With the economy this bad Romney should be 20 to 30 points ahead of Obama.
???? Wow, never huh. Planet Earth to Cruz : get out more
Check this out.
There really ARE pro-obama trolls.
Actually panhandlers rarely vote so that comment isnt very useful. It’s the ones who vote who are the problem, because they vote for food stamps, etc.
He didnt say he never saw a Hispanic on food stamps.
Is there such a word as “underwhelmingly”?
Don’t believe there are 20-30 point differences in any polls, ever. As far as defining Romney, how about right here in Free Republic City? He’s being defined by everyone right up to and including the owner based on everything he ever did or said since the day he was born.
By then, you'd have gay activists crawling all over our schools, you'd have Susanna Powers as Sec of Defense, we'd be in debt to the tune of 7 trillion or so and there would be 10 times as many mega-mosques built in the US.
Oh, and the Muslim Brotherhood would likely be in charge of the whole Middle East.
Sit back and allow this if you want but the less-than-naive will not be waiting for it.
And I have been known to complain about him too LOL.
Romney has a problem that he took a bunch of positions in the primary that he doesnt believe in and everyone including Dems know it. So they go after Romney for taking those positions and he has no idea how to respond to them.
I just hope that this is not a 2008 where the RINO uses kid gloves against Obama until the end when it's too late, then lashes out and looks desperate,. McCain did that.
Obama is paying millions to pollsters, STILL can't get out from under "You didn't build that," and the response is to call for Romney's taxes? Seriously? That's working? Sorry. I don't see it.
Either these HUGELY bogus polls are in fact accurate, or Romney is absolutely taking this guy apart and while the wins at individual state levels will be tight, the overall EC total will be damn big for Romney.
lol it isn’t fun to say it anywhere.
I’ll probably end up voting for Romney, but.... Never mind. Too depressing. I just don’t want to talk about it.