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Knowing What You Know Now, Would You Have Backed Romney From The Primary?

Posted on 10/16/2012 10:52:22 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012

Or would you have still backed Cain/Gingrich/Santorum/Christie/Palin (whoever your choice was from before or during the primary). I think it's an interesting question. Mitt wasn't my first choice, but am glad that he is doing so well. Would you now prefer Mitt over another who may or may not have done as well? Of course, I myself am a completely committed supporter of Mitt Romney since the primary was decided.


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1 posted on 10/16/2012 10:52:24 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: SarahPalin2012

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2 posted on 10/16/2012 10:53:55 AM PDT by greatvikingone
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To: SarahPalin2012

No. I try not to sell out my principles.


3 posted on 10/16/2012 10:54:03 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: SarahPalin2012

I didn’t prefer him....I ultimately didn’t prefer ANY of the flawed candidates that showed up and actually lasted to near the end.

Nonetheless, I will vote for him - against Obama. If we do not, we are lost.


4 posted on 10/16/2012 10:54:38 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: SarahPalin2012

I REALLY got on the MITT Bandwagon when he picked Paul Ryan as his VP. GREAT PICK!


5 posted on 10/16/2012 10:55:48 AM PDT by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: SarahPalin2012

No, I would have still had supported, in order, Palin, Cain, and Gingrich.


6 posted on 10/16/2012 10:56:11 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008BAL1OK/)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Hard to say because whoever got the nomination would have my support against Obama.

IF Romney wins I’m good with it, but I enjoyed every front runner, Cain, Gingrich, Bachman (was she a frontrunner)? All were better than Obama.


7 posted on 10/16/2012 10:56:37 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: SarahPalin2012

All I know is fortunately Perry was weeded out due to his inability to debate. Debating skills are all-important.


8 posted on 10/16/2012 10:56:40 AM PDT by PJ-Comix (Beware the Rip in the Space/Time Continuum)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Would not have backed Romney.

Still don’t support Romney.

However, I will hold my nose and vote for him as the lesser of two evils.


9 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:34 AM PDT by peyton randolph (FUBO and his wookie beard)
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To: SarahPalin2012

No. I’ll vote for him because the alternative is worse. But I still don’t like him. I don’t trust him. I don’t think he has a single political position that he hasn’t changed at least once. And regardless of who wins in three weeks I’m looking forward to backing a conservative candidate in the Republican presidential primaries in 2016.


10 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:39 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
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To: SarahPalin2012

NO! I won’t for that flip-flopping liberal - either back then or in November. Heck, I’m not even early voting!

Why? I can’t stand Mitt Happens. He’s no conservative. He’s a RINO with the R beside his name.


11 posted on 10/16/2012 10:57:49 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SarahPalin2012
Cain/Gingrich/Santorum/Christie/Palin

Uh.. those last two...

They didn't run. Did you know?

12 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT by humblegunner
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To: SarahPalin2012
All the candidates had desirable qualities/attitudes.My attitude from the start was..who's the most conservative of the bunch who can actually beat Osama.Not possessing a crystal ball I've never been sure who that was.Although Romney is far from being my “dream candidate” I'll crawl over broken glass to vote for him (in fact I did so today..absentee ballot) because Osama Obama *is* my (and my homeland's) worst nightmare.
13 posted on 10/16/2012 10:58:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SarahPalin2012

what a stupid question. what’s your point?


14 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:19 AM PDT by subterfuge (BUILD MORE NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS NOW!!!)
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To: DoughtyOne
No. I try not to sell out my principles.

That's as dumb as a Biden answer. So if you don't get your preferred candidate in the primary, and support the eventual nominee, that's selling out your principles? That's being a crybaby and acting juvenile.

15 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:45 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: PJ-Comix

If you want optics Romney is the best. Not as good a talker as Gingrich but smooth, tall, in good shape, handsome along the Reagan line. He also comes across positive.


16 posted on 10/16/2012 10:59:55 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: Delhi Rebels

I don’t really care if he wins.

Mitt Happens is Obama with a lighter tan. They don’t disagree on much.

I think we’ll see that tonight on foreign policy.


17 posted on 10/16/2012 11:00:04 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SarahPalin2012; All
Why -- even now -- would we "favor" somebody who thinks it's A-OK to dismember a younger Jessica Ridgeway if an abortionist tells mom that her "health" isn't quite up to snuff?

Romney thinks it's A-OK for abortions for "health of the mom."

Romney thinks it's A-OK for embryos to be "donated" to "research." (Wow, what a euphemism!)

Romney thinks it's A-OK for incest perpetrators to cover up their crimes by aborting the results of their crimes.

18 posted on 10/16/2012 11:00:44 AM PDT by Colofornian
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To: SarahPalin2012

No. I didn’t trust Romney then, and I don’t particularly trust Romney now. Not one single bit. There’s nothing in his background or record to give me a shred of confidence.

But I want Obama to lose. I want him to be seen as a LOSER. I want his agenda discredited. There’s a great psychological value in all that, which could last years. And hopefully help to prevent his loathsome brand of marxist/redistributionist anti-Americanism from making a comeback anytime soon.


19 posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:12 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SarahPalin2012

No. To think that we could have had a much better candidate and had to settle for Mitt due to open primaries and the GOP-e still bothers me.


20 posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:19 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: greatvikingone

It don’t matter He is the nominee!!!


21 posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:48 AM PDT by tallyhoe
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To: goldstategop

I’d say rebuilding our navy, reversing defense cuts, backing Israel, standing up to Russia and China- are damn BIG differences.


22 posted on 10/16/2012 11:01:49 AM PDT by Andrei Bulba (No Obama, no way!)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Even Snarlin Arlen Spector would have been a better President than BArry Zerobama... and he was a turncoat and a moron..


23 posted on 10/16/2012 11:02:38 AM PDT by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole..)
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Great Line Up


24 posted on 10/16/2012 11:03:43 AM PDT by mpackard (Read my Lip-Stick)
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To: goldstategop
NO! I won’t for that flip-flopping liberal - either back then or in November. Heck, I’m not even early voting! Why? I can’t stand Mitt Happens. He’s no conservative. He’s a RINO with the R beside his name.

Being in a swing state,if Osama Obama saw your post and was able to contact you he'd invite you to visit the Oval Office where he'd offer to perform an unnatural act on you...right in that little kitchen down the hall.

25 posted on 10/16/2012 11:03:45 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Absolutely not. I’m voting total Conservative on the entirety of the ticket - writing in or voting third party where applicable.

Conservatives were sold out by the Ruling Class, I refuse to be bullied or forced into voting for the presented choices of a Democrat Socialist or an Anti-Colonial Marxist.

If the country wants Leftists to run the oligarchy - they can vote for it without my help.


26 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:05 AM PDT by INVAR ("Fart for liberty, fart for freedom and fart proudly!" - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: SarahPalin2012

No. Willard was last on my list. Ron Paul was next to last on my list...


27 posted on 10/16/2012 11:04:27 AM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: SarahPalin2012
Knowing what you know now

What am I supposed to know now?

28 posted on 10/16/2012 11:05:04 AM PDT by PGR88
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To: humblegunner
Uh.. those last two... They didn't run. Did you know?

Dude, please read the whole question. It says "before or during the primary" -- most of us had preferences before anyone was actually running.

29 posted on 10/16/2012 11:05:48 AM PDT by SarahPalin2012
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To: SarahPalin2012
Piece of cake;

In the last debate, replace Mitt with Newt.

But Romney has redeemed himself and calmed any fears I may have had.

Romney held his own, gained ground and has the enemy surrounded.

What will a cornered rat do?

THAT'S the question.

30 posted on 10/16/2012 11:06:53 AM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Andrei Bulba

Gingrich comes across WAY more positive than Romney. He had a definitive vision for America that was something you wanted to follow and help make happen.

But time has a way of putting perspective on what is important.

I still do not like Romney and do not trust him, BUT between the disaster brewing in the middle east and our own impending economic disaster which candidate is more likely to keep freedom and liberty intact when the whole world goes crazy? And it IS going to go crazy within the next 4 years.

Romney is no absolute guarantee, but there’s a much better chance we will still have a Constitution after his term rather than a guarantee we will not with Obama.

Mormons also as a generaization believe in preparing for bad times and in defense when necessary. Aside from my beliefs as a Christian about his mortal soul, we are choosing a President not a pastor.

So the choice is clear. If we want an economy and if I want to be able to feed the family and still have a home a couple of years from now Romney is it.


31 posted on 10/16/2012 11:06:53 AM PDT by Advil000
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To: SarahPalin2012

Nine months ago I would have said there’s not a dime’s worth of difference between Romney and Obama. Today I know that the 9cents worth of difference is enough for me to work for Romney and for O’s defeat.


32 posted on 10/16/2012 11:07:14 AM PDT by all the best (`~!)
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To: SarahPalin2012
No, but he has so far turned out to be a far better general election candidate than I expected. But I did not start out thinking the man had bad character. Just that he was the choice of the Quisling go along to get along party establishment and that this election was and would have been an opportunity to elect a genuine Conservative and Constitutionalist.

The primaries are like family squabbles. Hot and fierce within the family but when outsiders put their nose in everybody lines up (or should) to give them a good a** kicking. I cannot think of a single Republican I would not prefer over what's in the White House and running the Federal executive agencies now. Guess that makes me a YDR: Yellow Dog Republican.

33 posted on 10/16/2012 11:07:15 AM PDT by katana (Just my opinions)
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To: SarahPalin2012
Knowing What You Know Now, Would You Have Backed Romney From The Primary?

No. Romney is better then I had hoped but he was not my first choice. Or my second or third or fourth come to that.

34 posted on 10/16/2012 11:07:53 AM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: SarahPalin2012

I was actually a strong backer of Perry from the beginning. Looking at the vicious tactics used by the obama team, the media and the left — I don’t think Perry would have been able to out debate obama. He’s probably too nice. I’m glad things turned out as they did.


35 posted on 10/16/2012 11:08:03 AM PDT by jersey117
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To: SarahPalin2012

Initially I was hoping Palin would run. When she demured, I supported Perry until it became obvious he was out of his depth. Then I supported Newt. I still think Newt has the best understanding of the issues and the best solutions. But in based on the current situation, I don’t think Newt or any of them (except maybe Palin) would be doing as well as Romney is now. In other words they probably would lose. So while my heart says otherwise, my head says it worked out for the best.


36 posted on 10/16/2012 11:09:01 AM 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: SarahPalin2012

No.

Cain. Or Newt (arrgh).

Romney is still just a vote against Obama.


37 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:03 AM PDT by Little Ray (AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Andrei Bulba

IF he keeps those promises. I don’t think anything will change in 2013 with a Romney White House. If it does - I will be pleasantly surprised. But I follow what the guy will do - not what he says.

Talk on the campaign trail is cheap and is mainly for the gullible. My attitude towards Mitt Happens is - “verify, then trust.”


38 posted on 10/16/2012 11:10:10 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’m still right - conservatives have abandoned principle because they’re hungry for a win. I’m not sanguine and still have mine.


39 posted on 10/16/2012 11:11:43 AM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: SarahPalin2012

Yes, but I couldn’t have known it. But what I could have known if I had thought about it, was what someone posted recently: Mitt was too clean to be blackmailed and too rich to be bought and something else I dont recall right now. At this point, I think that counts for a lot, because his position on an issue could change in our favor, but his incorruptibility is permanent.


40 posted on 10/16/2012 11:12:06 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: SarahPalin2012

He’s still a liberal and despite the fantasies of him being a great conservative, he will end up disappointing a lot of people.


41 posted on 10/16/2012 11:12:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: SarahPalin2012
No. I thought Gingrich was a better fit for the job and that opinion hasn't changed. But that is behind us now, and the first priority is to defeat Obama and as many ‘Rats as we can take with him. We can deal with differences with Romney later (which I think will have a better chance of being resolved than differences with Obama).
42 posted on 10/16/2012 11:13:47 AM PDT by chimera
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To: SarahPalin2012
No. I try not to sell out my principles.

That's as dumb as a Biden answer.  Not selling out my principles is dumb?

So if you don't get your preferred candidate in the primary, and support the eventual nominee, that's selling out your principles?  Actually, if you were being serious, you'd realize it doesn't have to be.  When you've got someone who disagrees with you as much as Romney does, then yes I would have to say it is.

That's being a crybaby and acting juvenile.

It's being a crybaby to understand that Romney plans on replacing Obamacare with Romneycare?
It's being a crybaby to understand that Romney's views on abortion are far different than mine?
It's being a crybaby to understand that Romney/Ryan plan on large deficit spending to continue for a number of years as they fix things?


Frankly, I don't believe your raising this issue right now was a particularly brilliant move.  I have tried to be supportive of the Romney/Ryan ticket, but you asked a question and I suspect you had to know you might get an honest answer.

43 posted on 10/16/2012 11:14:14 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (We should ignore the absurd peripheral, and focus on the absurd Obama. People died. He lied!)
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To: SarahPalin2012
Romney has been my choice from the beginning because I think he may have the administrative ability to sort through the morbidly bloated bureaucracy and fashion a functioning federal government ... something we do not now have in the areas of debt, immigration, energy, employment, etc. I also believe he is honest and incorruptible ... unlike the hopelessly corrupt existing president ... and able to resist pressure from the ‘good old boys’ career politicians like McCain and Boehner.
44 posted on 10/16/2012 11:15:23 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: greene66

To add, the RINO faction that was pushing for Romney all along are the same scum that have records of pushing for open-borders/amnesty, cap-and-trade idiocy, homo-marriage, and buddied up with the media to backstab and character-assassinate Palin. In other words, people that I would gladly like to see dead.

It makes for quite a mental barrier as to whether or not I can get myself to actually pull the lever for Romney. I’ve never stated what I will do on election day, because I genuinely don’t know, and probably won’t until the day arrives.


45 posted on 10/16/2012 11:15:43 AM PDT by greene66
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To: SarahPalin2012

Herman Cain was my choice until he was run off by the big shots in the RNC, I’ll vote for Mitt but not real happy with, Hussein has to go!!!


46 posted on 10/16/2012 11:16:13 AM PDT by LooneyTick (Of all the things in life I've lost, I miss my mind the most!)
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To: SarahPalin2012

I NEVER want a proved Socialist at the top of the Republican ticket.

That said, I’ll take the somewhat less Socialist guy from our party over the excessively Socialist guy from their party.

Both make me want to puke.

0bamaRomneyCare is an inexcusable usurpation of Freedom no matter it’s parentage.


47 posted on 10/16/2012 11:17:11 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (You didn't build that. The private sector is doing fine. We tried our plan and it worked.)
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To: SarahPalin2012
Primaries are for voting your principles; general elections are for voting practicalities.

Romney was probably my 4-5th choice in the primary. To be honest, I don't remember who I voted for in the primary; I think Cain had dropped out by my turn. I think I voted for Newt. That being said, it's never occurred to me NOT to vote for Romney in November. I don't trust him a whole lot, but at least there's no question whether or not he loves this country. Can't say the same for Obama.

48 posted on 10/16/2012 11:17:30 AM PDT by Spirit of Liberty (If you build it, Obama wants credit!)
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To: Colofornian
Romney thinks it's A-OK for abortions for "health of the mom."

Last I heard, his position was to allow abortion to "save the life of the mom," not "the health of the mom."

Which is a huge difference. I don't personally see how any reasonable person can oppose abortion when the alternative is that the mother will die, and in many such cases the baby will also die. Sometimes very unpleasant decisions must be made. No good option.

Given how many times it's changed, I wonder if Romney knows what his present position is.

Obviously, if "life of the mother" were the law there would suddenly be a massive outbreak of pregnancy situtation requiring the baby to be aborted to save the life of the mother. But that wouldn't make the law wrong, only those who misused it.

49 posted on 10/16/2012 11:18:50 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: SarahPalin2012

My first choice was probably Gingrich, but while he was an effective speaker, he proved unable to organize and run a presidential campaign.

Romney is a good organizer, I’ll give him that. While I feel slightly better about voting for Mitty now than I did at the end of the primaries, I’m still not entirely sold.

It’s pretty clear that if elected he’ll govern as that most dreaded of beasts - a GOP “moderate.” Whether that’s going to get it done, considering the massive problems we face, well I have my doubts.


50 posted on 10/16/2012 11:19:04 AM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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