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Rupert Murdoch Tells Romney To ‘Stop Fearing [The] Far Right’
Mediaite ^ | 9/11/12 | Josh Feldman

Posted on 09/11/2012 10:24:41 AM PDT by Mozilla

Ever since Rupert Murdoch started his Twitter account, he has been sounding off on everything from gun control to Scientology. Now he’s offering some words of advice for Mitt Romney, tweeting earlier today that the Republican nominee needs to get more specific and to “stop fearing [the] far right” abandoning him if he makes a play for the middle because they have “nowhere else to go.”

Murdoch acknowledged that the Democrats scored a “big net win” with their convention, highlighting Bill Clinton‘s “brilliant” speech. He went on to say that between now and the November election, Romney has to offer the electorate a clear choice between his vision for America and Obama’s.

He followed up by saying that Romney should not be afraid to broaden his appeal to “sympathetic families” and open the “big tent,” because conservatives will not stage a mass exodus from the Romney support team and simply allow Obama to win.

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TOPICS: Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; election; romney; rupertmurdoch
Romney needs to embrace conservatives. He is not "severely conservative". He is to the left. I hope he does embrace the base.
1 posted on 09/11/2012 10:24:45 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla
Going to the middle works every time for a conservative, right?
2 posted on 09/11/2012 10:32:39 AM PDT by frogjerk (OBAMA NOV 2012 = HORSEMEAT)
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To: Mozilla

Abandoning conservatives could lose him a race that a ham sandwich could win.


3 posted on 09/11/2012 10:33:39 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Mozilla

The question at issue is, how far to the left should he move BEFORE the election. AFTER the election, he can do whatever the hell he wants. No need to worry about those damned conservatives THEN.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 10:37:21 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: Mozilla

Romney needs to stop fearing the radical left.


5 posted on 09/11/2012 10:42:29 AM PDT by YHAOS (you betcha!)
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To: Mozilla
the Republican nominee needs to get more specific and to “stop fearing [the] far right” abandoning him if he makes a play for the middle because they have “nowhere else to go.”

Sure they do -- they will vote for everybody else on the ticket but him or just stay home.

6 posted on 09/11/2012 10:44:14 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Mozilla

Romney does not fear the right (conservatives), he doesn’t care diddly squat about conservatism, and doesn’t give them a second thought.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 10:45:04 AM 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: Mozilla
Just how pliable is old Romney. Apparently he has absolutely NO core values.
8 posted on 09/11/2012 10:50:16 AM PDT by Just mythoughts (Please help Todd Akin defeat Claire and the GOP-e send money!!!!!)
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To: frogjerk
Murdoch is thinking with a long discredited paradigm in mind ~ that there's a sort of left/right continuum in American politics, with a BIG MIDDLE GROUND.

Actually there is no such thing. It's a bimodal saddle with two nodes ~ we call one the Republican party and the other the Democrat party.

Politicians who go for the middle, for the independents, for the moderates ~ LOSE!

After all, there's nothing out there but a thin fringe with few votes. Nothing wrong with being a member of that fringe ~ sometimes they are ahead of the big coalition parties, but it also means you don't usually win any elections.

Murdoch obviously mispent his yout' in foreign schools

9 posted on 09/11/2012 10:55:28 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mozilla

I guess Mittens figures us Far Right Wingers as the equivalent of blacks to the Rat party.

Both groups grumble about life on the plantation. But we both fall in line when election day comes around.


10 posted on 09/11/2012 10:55:58 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Mozilla

It is remarkable a man as brilliantly successful as Murdock, who has general rightward leanings, could be so disastrously incorrect. How does one differentiate themselves with Obama if they stake out middle positions. Obama has already draped his far leftist views with moderate words. That ground is taken.

A strong conservative platform works every time it is tried. That is how guys like Walker, Ryan, and Ron Johnson win in Wisconsin, how Rubio won in Florida, and how Christie, McDonnell, and Brown all won in early 2010. It does not mean being a wild far right flame thrower, but to point out the real problems people are facing and providing clear alternatives through conservative solutions.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 10:58:09 AM PDT by ilgipper
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To: Uncle Chip

Murdoch says to open the big tent then says “to hell with conservatives”. I guess the tent is only large enough for all the RINOS and “moderates” and the conservatives will have to stand outside and scream their vote into the tent.

And apparently Murdoch doesn’t realize a few percentage points and Romney loses.


12 posted on 09/11/2012 10:59:44 AM PDT by Terry Mross (2016 THE MOVIE....scarier than any zombie movie.)
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To: Mozilla

“Nowhere else to go.”

An open admission that we are to be taken for granted.


13 posted on 09/11/2012 11:27:31 AM PDT by Hilda
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To: Mozilla
Constitutionalists equals "far right." Or is he calling Freepers Nazis?

Ignoring conservatives is Romney's strong suit, what the heck is he talking about?

14 posted on 09/11/2012 11:47:34 AM PDT by deadrock
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To: DEADROCK

Nazis were (and are) far left not far right.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 12:18:44 PM PDT by Durus (You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality. Ayn Rand)
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To: Terry Mross

I dumped a subscription to the WSJ because of this old fool Murdoch.


16 posted on 09/11/2012 12:55:21 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Mozilla

More agitprop....to blame Romney’s loss on the “far right”, meaning THE REAL AMERICANS.


17 posted on 09/11/2012 1:02:15 PM PDT by roses of sharon ("Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise." Luke 23:43)
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To: GeronL

THe GOP E made a serious mistake when they excluded Sarah Palin from the convention. The left had slick Willy - a has been rapist and womanizer. Sarah would have shored up the base.

Shame on the Romney camp! Newt Gingrich would’ve been a welcome relief as well.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 1:10:01 PM PDT by Catsrus
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To: Mozilla
I am severely offended.

Not surprised in the least of how RM thinks of the average patriotic American.

19 posted on 09/11/2012 1:13:29 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt.)
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To: Mozilla
...because they have “nowhere else to go.”

I hope nobody here is surprised that this is, and has been the predominant GOP attitude for a long time.

It's why Romney is the nominee in the first place.

It's why we will continue to get such squishy candidates.

The GOP has no respect for conservatives.

20 posted on 09/11/2012 2:07:36 PM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: ilgipper
It is remarkable a man as brilliantly successful as Murdock,who has general rightward leanings,could be so disastrously incorrect.

On the contrary; the very fact that Romney is the GOP nominee proves that Murdoch is right.

21 posted on 09/11/2012 2:13:12 PM PDT by Washi (The secret ingredient in a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is liberal outrage. Delicious.)
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To: Mozilla
Willard isn't afraid of the "far right" as he knows we'll vote for him simply because "he isn't the kenyan".

The Kenyan must go.

22 posted on 09/11/2012 2:31:38 PM PDT by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: Durus

You and I know that, MSM does’t. Murdoch ain’t a freeper.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 4:21:01 PM PDT by deadrock
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