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Mitt Romney in 2012? (Blech!)
New England Cable News ^ | December 2, 2010 | Alison King

Posted on 12/02/2010 10:46:08 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet

Will Mitt Romney make a Presidential run in 2012? Speculation is growing after Romney made an appearance on the Tonight Show. But if the former Massachusetts Governor has Presidential dreams, he may have a hard time breaking into the public spotlight thanks to Sarah Palin who seems to be everywhere these days.

Mitt Romney: If you see me sign up for a gig on Fox News it's a sure sign I'm running for President.

Mitt Romney, on Jay Leno Wednesday, continued his coy routine on his plans for 2012, but he did get in that not so subtle jab at Sarah Palin, an official Fox contributor, who is also playing coy about her plans.

The comparisons between the two Republican frontrunners are made daily among political observers and in the battle for high profile media coverage. Palin wins hands down.

There is her book tour, her prime time interview with Barbara Walters, and who could forget the proud mom cutaways during "Dancing With the Stars." Daughter Bristol came in third.

Still, Romney, a former governor, businessman and turnaround king has intellectual heft on his side -- a widely regarded expert on the economy.

So who's a Republican to choose?

The latest poll shows Mitt Romney on top of the list of possible Presidential candidates in 2012 - squeaking by President Obama by one point. But Palin has a one-point edge over Romney in the primary, which makes many mainstream republicans crazy -- though they're often reluctant to admit it.

Mitt Romney: If someone's looking for someone to say something negative about Sarah Plain - why, that's not going to be me. I mean, did you see what she did to the Halibut the other night on her show? I'm not in for that.

The fact that hundreds of thousands of Americans did see what Palin did to the halibut on her reality show: Palin's Alaska highlights the challenge facing Romney -- though many feel his carefully crafted, deep grassroots organization will likely put him on top in the end.


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Not if I have anything to do with it! Governor Palin has a deep grassroots organization, too, and I'm glad the jourbalists don't realize that or write it off.
1 posted on 12/02/2010 10:46:12 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
The leftists are drooling over that.Conservatives stay at home and Obozo wins or a hard core RINO wins and we Conservatives still lose;a win,win for the leftists.
2 posted on 12/02/2010 10:51:17 PM PST by nomad
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

expert on the economy? How he get that label? I know he know a thing or two about balancing budgets, but Palin have that skill as well


3 posted on 12/02/2010 10:52:19 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Romney will only run if it will enhance his resume for Barnum Bailey’s Circus, so he can pursue his life long dream of getting out of a tiny little car and entertain the audience with his Homey the Clown routine.


4 posted on 12/02/2010 10:52:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

with Mike Pence seriously thinking of running, we wont have to worry about Romney. If Pence runs, he will likely take it.Actually a Pence/Gingrich ticket would be one of Obama’s worst nightmares!


5 posted on 12/02/2010 10:53:57 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: nomad

WE’ve heard this before..and will hear this again from the MSM for the next 2 years.


6 posted on 12/02/2010 10:54:10 PM PST by max americana (FIVE)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney is for RomneyCare, which led to ObamaCare! This fact alone will end any serious opportunities for a Romney victory. Mitt Romney being a RINO doesn’t help him, either.


7 posted on 12/02/2010 10:54:10 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: Vendome

8 posted on 12/02/2010 10:55:37 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

Gawd! How many times can you say Wrongway in one short post? LOL


9 posted on 12/02/2010 10:56:35 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Repealing Obamacare has to be the top priority for 2012. Given that, the guy who gave us Romneycare has no business running for the presidency.


10 posted on 12/02/2010 10:57:27 PM PST by Junior_G (Funny how liberals' love affair with Muslims began on 9/11)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Palin have one point edge of Romney, but somehow Romney is the mainstream and Palin is the extreme?


11 posted on 12/02/2010 10:57:36 PM PST by 4rcane
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

If Romney is the 2012 choice of the GOP, it’s a shoe in for democrats to continue destroying America and the efforts of the tea party will be wasted. Ditto Gingrich, Huckabee, et al no matter what their RINO polls tell them.


12 posted on 12/02/2010 10:59:11 PM PST by MamaDearest
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To: JohnThune2012
Newt has way too much negative personal baggage for him to have any serious chances of being anywhere on any Presidential ticket. Newt, also, sided with Hillary on her health care plan, and Newt sided with Nancy on man made global warming. Newt, also, sided with Bill Clinton on campaign finance reform. Newt has a lot of explaining to do.
13 posted on 12/02/2010 10:59:56 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore
Someone say Newt?
 

14 posted on 12/02/2010 11:03:36 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously... You'll never live through it.)
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To: johnthebaptistmoore

well my other choice is either combination of Pence/Thune,maybe DeMint(but he hasn’t shown any serious interest).


15 posted on 12/02/2010 11:03:51 PM PST by JohnThune2012 (was)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I've said it before. The MSM is going to try and project a narrative of "inevitability" about Mitt, the same way they did with McCain, because they know that he has very few passionate supporters and would at best garner reluctant support from the Conservatives.

That means there will be a LOT of puff pieces on Mitt in the coming months. The MSM will work actively to magnify his positives while doing everything they can to hide his negatives, right up to the moment (God forbid) he takes the nomination -- after which they will gleefully do everything they can to destroy him.

We let this happen with McCain. We better not let it happen again.

16 posted on 12/02/2010 11:04:25 PM PST by Ronin ("Dismantle the TSA and send the screeners back to Wal-Mart.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Get active with the Tea Party and we’ll believe you’re for real, Mitt. Until then, you’ll be lumped in along with McCain, Giuliani, Gingrich, Armey, and the other RINOs.


17 posted on 12/02/2010 11:06:37 PM PST by Strk321
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To: JohnThune2012

18 posted on 12/02/2010 11:06:37 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: JohnThune2012
with Mike Pence seriously thinking of running, we wont have to worry about Romney. If Pence runs, he will likely take it.Actually a Pence/Gingrich ticket would be one of Obama’s worst nightmares!

Not likely.

Pence is a nice guy and is a good candidate but pales in comparison to Sarah.

Sarah will win, Pence will not.
19 posted on 12/02/2010 11:09:04 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

well “Pence/Palin” and “Palin/Pence” both sound much better than “Obama/Bin Biden”.


20 posted on 12/02/2010 11:11:07 PM PST by TheTeaPartyChannel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Mitt Romney in 2012? (Yawn!)


21 posted on 12/02/2010 11:12:16 PM PST by jonrick46 (We're being water boarded with the sewage of Fabian Socialism.)
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To: Ronin

We let this happen with Dole and Ford, too. No more RINOS, ever, and everything that needs to be done to make RINOS history must happen, asap and always!


22 posted on 12/02/2010 11:12:18 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: nomad
I think we should really be focused on consolidating our 2010 statewide and national legislative victories. We should not be overly focused on Palin or Romney or the executive branch, we should be focused on redistricting the congresisonal districts and following through with our midterm election momentum. There's clearly a schism in the Republican party right now and, rather than focus on the things that widen that schism and tear us apart, we should all be focusing on the things that we can agree on and I think we can all agree that a better grip on the US congress and the various state assemblies would probably go further towards preserving our beliefs than a long drawn out bitter inner party battle revolving around sarah palin and Mitt Romney. I'm not actually convinced that we are in a decent position to take the whitehouse with either candidate, but I strongly believe that we can take more ground in congress which will serve us well. The nine pronciples of warfare are:

Objective: Direct every military operation toward a clearly defined, decisive and attainable objective. "The ultimate military purpose of war is the destruction of the enemy's armed forces and will to fight."

Offensive: Seize, retain, and exploit the initiative. Even in defense, a military organization is expected to maintain a level of aggressiveness by patrolling and launching limited counter-offensives.

Mass: Mass the effects of overwhelming combat power at the decisive place and time.

Economy of Force: Employ all combat power available in the most effective way possible; allocate minimum essential combat power to secondary efforts.

Maneuver: Place the enemy in a position of disadvantage through the flexible application of combat power.

Unity of Command: For every objective, seek unity of command and unity of effort.

Security: Never permit the enemy to acquire unexpected advantage.

Surprise: Strike the enemy at a time or place or in a manner for which he is unprepared.

Simplicity: Prepare clear, uncomplicated plans and concise orders to ensure thorough understanding.

We would be wise to consider these principles as we wade into the 2012 election cycle.

23 posted on 12/02/2010 11:13:08 PM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Sorry, LSM. Mitt is DONE thanks to MittCare aka ObamaCare trial run. I consider Mitt to be barely better than obama. And I’m not alone...


24 posted on 12/02/2010 11:13:32 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: MamaDearest

“If Romney is the 2012 choice of the GOP, it?s a shoe in for democrats to continue destroying America and the efforts of the tea party will be wasted.”

That’s true whether the obamanation or MittCare Romney wins...


25 posted on 12/02/2010 11:17:09 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I am still predicting that if Pence runs,he will win. There is just something about him. We all just have to wait and see how he campaigns. I would rather see Sarah wind up elsewhere in the cabinet.Maybe a Senior Advisor?


26 posted on 12/02/2010 11:17:46 PM PST by TheTeaPartyChannel
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To: JohnThune2012

Oh yeah.............that’s the ticket. /s

Almost nobody has ever heard of Pence, Congress Critters make lousy presidents and most who try to run, lose. Then there’s Newtie, who has so much personal and political baggage ( not to mention the fact that he is a weasel, a CINO, and cuddles up to any far lefty [Hillary, Bill, Pelosi] and does their bidding ), he makes Hillary Clinton look reasonable.

If that is really your idea of a winning ticket and a great team for America, you really need to learn more about those whom you favor.


27 posted on 12/02/2010 11:18:30 PM PST by nopardons
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To: JohnThune2012

I like Rep. Mike Pence a lot, but, as history has shown us time and time again, it’s nearly impossible to win a Presidential race from the House of Representatives. Pence would be smart to run for Indiana Governor in ‘12, be a governor for awhile, and then, run for POTUS later. ‘12 isn’t Pence’s time to run for POTUS, unfortunately.


28 posted on 12/02/2010 11:19:18 PM PST by johnthebaptistmoore (If leftist legislation that's already in place really can't be ended by non-leftists, then what?)
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel
well “Pence/Palin” and “Palin/Pence” both sound much better than “Obama/Bin Biden”.

Palin/Pence sounds ok, Pence needs to toughen up a bit before he goes for POTUS.

But in a matchup between Palin and Pence on toughness, Palin wins hands down.
29 posted on 12/02/2010 11:20:41 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: nopardons

Right now,i have it narrowed down to five candidates(assuming they all run) Pawlenty,Palin,Pence,Daniels and Thune. Anyone else agree?


30 posted on 12/02/2010 11:21:30 PM PST by TheTeaPartyChannel
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Who? Mitt? No.


31 posted on 12/02/2010 11:23:35 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: RC one
I think we should really be focused on consolidating our 2010 statewide and national legislative victories. We should not be overly focused on Palin or Romney or the executive branch, we should be focused on redistricting the congresisonal districts and following through with our midterm election momentum.

Until and unless you are willing to realize and understand that any of the candidates that are of the progressive/elitest/globalist vein running will lead to the further destruction of the GOP and probable win of an Obama 2nd term, all your principles are for naught.

They have to be defeated. Their interests are not our interests.
32 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:44 PM PST by SoConPubbie
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To: nopardons

Pence/Gingrich isn’t my first choice. It’s just one of many combinations. Pence would have a great chance being he is from the Rust Belt. and no President can win without those states.But it will be exciting if both Pence and Thune run.


33 posted on 12/02/2010 11:24:53 PM PST by TheTeaPartyChannel
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel
There is nothing, NOTHING, about Pence that will allow him to win a GOP presidential primary; let alone the presidency. If you believe that......you're dreaming. He's a lowly Rep ( in the entire history of this nation, one, JUST ONE, Rep went from the House to the White house and THAT was really weird, even back then ! ), he has NO executive experience, has no name recognition, no ground troops, and he has about as much of a chance to "STOP SARAH", as three day old roadkill. Sarah belongs in the White House as America's first woman president!
34 posted on 12/02/2010 11:27:35 PM PST by nopardons
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel

Um, I’m a political junkie, and I don’t have Pence on my radar. So: Really?


35 posted on 12/02/2010 11:30:30 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel

DeMint?


36 posted on 12/02/2010 11:33:04 PM PST by piytar (0's idea of power: the capacity to inflict unlimited pain and suffering on another human being. 1984)
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel

Who? Why don’t we just have a lottery?


37 posted on 12/02/2010 11:34:09 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: SoConPubbie

Here is the problem with Palin... right now, her ideas are very broad. It’s easy to stand up in front of a microphone and declare, “The government is spending too much of our money!” and everyone cheers. But when the election gets closer, that won’t be enough.

In other words, eventually people will want to know details. They are going to want to know specifics. They will want to know what she would cut, how much, when, and why? Voters would want to know her ideas on Afghanistan and Iraq. They would want to know her feelings on China and Russia, and the European debt crisis. What will she do to get the housing market to recover? For unemployment to drop?

Those are not easy questions to answer. And in order to be elected, she not only has to answer better than the other Republican challengers, but better than Obama.

It is a long road to the White House and even the most well oiled vehicles break down before getting there.


38 posted on 12/02/2010 11:35:12 PM PST by jerry557
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel

Five dwarves.


39 posted on 12/02/2010 11:35:18 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (Re: Gov. Sarah Palin: Even the lion has to defend himself against flies. ~German Proverb)
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To: piytar

I have been watching Pence and Thune whenever they make an appearance on Fox News(for quite some time). They come on as very intelligent and know what they are talking about during interviews.Then compare that to Obama who always wanders off to left field! Lets just see what happens.Hey, at least Pence and Thune DONT NEED A TELEPROMPTER!


40 posted on 12/02/2010 11:39:25 PM PST by TheTeaPartyChannel
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel

Out of that list, one, just one, is okay and that’;s Sarah Palin.

Nope I don’t agree with your list at all.

WHY?

Pawlenty has had his sycophants here for many years. In the real world, outside of his state.............it’/s PAWLENTY WHO ?

I already gave my reasons against Pence.

Daniels and Thune ? Also nobodies, with no name recognition and no charisma.

Repeat after me............CONGRESS CRITTERS MAKE LOUSY CANDIDATES AND WHEN THEY DO GET ELECTED, LOUSY PRESIDENTS !

You know who were Congress Critters who either ran for or became presidents?

In the past 60 years, we’ve had JFK, LBJ, and Obama win the presidency; LBJ by accident.

Then there are the losing candidates.......Goldwater, Dole, and Kerry.

Yeah, a real bunch of “winners” in that lot ! /s


41 posted on 12/02/2010 11:42:41 PM PST by nopardons
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

On the one hand I despise Romney. I’ll never forget, via his minions in the McStain campaign, that he sabotaged the Republican ticket in ‘08, and helped Obama get elected, just to try to eliminate a political rival.

On the other hand, if the Republican party scraped putrid and festering roadkill off the highway, too badly flattened and decomposed to even identify as to species, and nominated it, I’d vote for that over Obama.


42 posted on 12/02/2010 11:45:12 PM PST by Stultis (Democrats. Still devoted to the three S's: Slavery, Segregation and Socialism.)
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To: TheTeaPartyChannel

It’ll be boring as hell, having to listen to/watch Pence and Thune, should either or both run.

You like them so you believe that they will light up your average, none political junkie, non-TP American. You’re wrong.


43 posted on 12/02/2010 11:47:33 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons; potlatch; ntnychik; dixiechick2000; devolve; MeekOneGOP

44 posted on 12/02/2010 11:55:42 PM PST by PhilDragoo (Hussein: Islamo-Commie from Kenya)
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Hi Phil...........long time.

I love that picture !

Romney,no matter how much the MSM and elites want to push him on us, is NOT going to win the GOP presidential primary; even IF he uses up his entire fortune !


45 posted on 12/02/2010 11:59:10 PM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

I could not agree with you more!

Though...Pence is pretty cute. ;o)


46 posted on 12/03/2010 12:02:51 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: PhilDragoo

Great graphic!

Romneycare will be his downfall...if he ever gets to the point where he can have a downfall.

Personally, I have a problem with his flip-flops, and his endorsement of candidates after they’ve won. It shows me that he has no core values, no cajones, and that he’s wishy-washy.

But, that’s just me...


47 posted on 12/03/2010 12:05:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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To: SoConPubbie
You have to choose your battles. You don't let your enemy choose them for you. By falling into this Mitt verus Sarah BS, you are allowing the enemy to choose your battles (the enemy who remembers all too well the Obama versus Clinton BS that plagues their own party to this day) I hate Mitt Romney personally because he is a draft dodger. I'm certainly not going to support him. Neither am I going to get so wrapped up in my dislike for him that I will lose sight of the greater picture. You go ahead and do that. See how well your interests ar served that way. These aren't "my" principles btw, they're the principles.
48 posted on 12/03/2010 12:08:24 AM PST by RC one (WHAT!!!!)
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To: dixiechick2000

Thanks !

Well, re Pence’s looks.........each to her own; but “looks” isn’t going to get Mike Pence many, if any, votes or traction in a GOP presidential primary. If that worked, Romney....... *gasp* *gag* *puke*.......would have been the GOP candidate in ‘08.

I think that we, as a nation, have advance some since 1960, when a lot of idiot women voted for JFK, because he was “cute”; which I never could understand at all, because I always found him repulsive looking.


49 posted on 12/03/2010 12:11:58 AM PST by nopardons
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To: nopardons

Hopefully, looks won’t get anyone elected to any office. At least, I hope that’s the case with Romney.

Frankly, I’m pretty disgusted with the slick marketing of good looking men for whatever office they seek. However, more people are paying attention to the issues, now, and that is so encouraging to me.

It’s good to see that the women’s vote has evolved, though...at least in this last election. At least some of them are growing brains.

I couldn’t stomach the soccer moms...they remind me of Patty Murray too much. lol


50 posted on 12/03/2010 12:20:22 AM PST by dixiechick2000 ("First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, then you win." - Gandhi)
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