Skip to comments.Yes, Romney Was the Problem
Posted on 11/29/2012 7:55:36 AM PST by Resettozero
The GOP establishment and some conservative pundits, such as Ann Coulter, are in full defense mode, claiming that Romney is not responsible for losing to an incumbent responsible for perhaps the most damaging fiscal crises in our nations history. Dont believe it. Romney IS responsible for wasting a billion dollars to carry out an issue-free campaign full of simple-minded platitudes. Indeed, Coulter is leading the charge with her recent column titled, Dont Blame Romney. Its sweet to watch Coulter defend her darling Romney, but lets get real.
The reality is that Romney was one of the worst GOP presidential candidates in modern times. He was not the first choice of most conservative voters but he managed to rise through the ranks in the primary due to conservatives being split 4-5 ways, but also due to a slew of endorsements from conservative leaders and groups that had no business endorsing him such as Ann Coulter. Repeatedly, Coulter assured conservatives that Romney was one of us and that he would be the best possible candidate to face Obama. But as any conservative from Massachusetts knew, Romney was a liberal at heart who, as Governor, led the nation in passing three of the lefts most sacred issues: Same sex marriage, Cap and Trade, and government control of health care.
But the Romney forces were clever. Beginning in 2004, they created a half dozen PACs to give money to conservative and GOP entities all over the country. Ive reviewed these disclosures and hundreds of GOP and conservative entities benefitted from Romneys largess. In other words, he bought the support of many conservative leaders and used that support to give himself cred among conservative voters. It was a phony image though and its shameful that so many conservative leaders went along with this ruse.
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Sadly, Romney was another Bob Dole...
Of course Romney was the problem....Romney and the globalist Bush/Rove RINO cabal that foisted him upon us !
He sure as heck wasn’t my first choice. The GOP Establishment needs to be taken over by Conservatives.
Yeah, he WAS the problem. Let’s ignore voter fraud, an entitlement mentality of over 50% of the country, a totally biased media, racism, and several other factors. Yep, Romney was the problem. If people actually believe this, the GOP, and the conservative movement in general is dead.
We’re trying but it isn’t working out too well. Look at Mia Love and Allen West. The GOP establishment doesn’t really want conservatives. I just don’t understand why, though.
Absolutely dead on perfect. Romney was THE problem. It wasn’t anything else but Romney and the fools who pushed him on us.
Dole is a pretty good comparison. I never hated Dole, I just knew he was a poor candidate. McCain...I probably wouldn’t push him out of the way of an oncoming bus...he’s a turd. Romney is an accomplished guy...and probably would have been the best candidate for us in 2008, but this time around, he was an awful choice. Unfortunately, there was not a decent alternative. Newt and Santorum would have gotten beat, too...and Perry sunk himself with a terrible performance.
Romney was the symptom of the problem.
If he’d fought as hard against Obama as he did other Republicans, he may actually have stood a chance.
But, he played patty cake and tried not to offend much.
Coupled with the demster vote fraud, he was another Bob Dole/John McCain weak candidate.
And yet another one we would not be able to trust because his record of governing was that of a solid liberal.
Thanks for posting this, Reset. Romney had an absolute target-rich environment in the 3rd debate - he could have nailed obozo to the wall over Benghazi, but chose not to. That whole debate should have been about Benghazi and obozo’s inability to defend those men who he watched in REAL TIME as they were murdered.
Let’s also ignore the RNC cheating to get Romney to be the candidate.
Let’s also forget how Romney fought light years harder against other Republicans than he did against Obama.
Yes, he was a problem.
Instead, we get this.
Several of us said all along he was the problem and we were accused of being DU trolls even if we have been here for over a decade.
Finally, everyone else is seeing what we saw
And if what I heard a couple of days ago on Fox News is correct, a big chunk of his campaign team has already started meeting with Jeb Bush.
So we've got that to look forward to.
Let me see....in 2008 McCain decided not to use Rev Wright and his terrorist pals against Obama. You dream about something like this falling in your lap!
Now Romney could not have used Rev Wright even if he had wanted to because of his own troubles with cult of his own...
Do not think he would have used it anyway. NOW in 2012 we have another scandal in Bengazi, again the kind of things you only dream of falling in your lap, but we do not use it.
Perhaps it would not have worked, I have no idea, maybe the American people or too many of them have just back slided to far to far
The fact that a Democrat, a anti Christian Democrat can be elected is a sign we are in the last days...not really news, I mean Kerry and Gore almost won
Also remember that the folks that voted for Obama are every bit as evil as him, anybody that has voted with Dems since 1972 or thereabouts is also anti Christian.
Hillary and the gang are every bit as evil as Obama, they all share same values
2016 prediction --
1) The GOP will nominate a moderate candidate indistinguishable on may issues from the Democrat candidate.
2) People will bitch & moan about how he/she is a RINO, etc and how they will NEVER, EVER vote for that person. And, if you say you will vote for that person you'll be subject to name-calling, ridicule, etc.
3) As the election draws near, those same people will turn 180 degrees & say voting for the RINO must be done, it is imperative, the future of the entire universe rests on electing that person, etc. And, if you say will not vote for that person you'll be subject to name-calling, ridicule, etc.
4) The GOP candidate goes down in flames. Again.
Not much of a prediction, really.
So, I suppose Romney is the problem as the GOP prepares to cave on tax increases for the rich in exchange for nothing at all?
The problem is the staggering stupidity of the right.
I am sick and tired of the predictable circular firing squads that come out every time we lose an election. And I am also sick and tired of every GOP candidate being compared to Ronald Reagan. There will only be one Reagan.
Was Romney perfect? Of course not. Did he flip flop? Of course, nearly all politicians do. Rule of thumb: When a candidate is flipping in YOUR direction, don’t complain about it.
Now does anyone think any of the other candidates could have won? Newt Gingrich with all of his personal baggage, Herman Cain with all of those women coming out of the woodwork? Ron Paul??? Michelle Bachmann who narrowly held on to her house seat? Rick Santorum who lost re-election in his home state by a whopping 18% then hightailed it out of PA to become a Washington lobbyist? Rick Perry who performed miserably in the debates?
Let’s get on with it and stop fighting yesterday’s battles. I’m sick of the blame game. We need to unite for a change and block Obama’s ruinous tax hikes and agenda these next four years. Our greatest enemy is ourselselves, our endless finger pointing, circular firing squads, and blame games. We need to be UNITED now more than ever if we want to stop Obama’s agenda these next four years.
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