Skip to comments.Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry
Posted on 12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romneys massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician.
Before we get to that, lets step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didnt exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the end it came down to Mitt Romney, Corupt-o-crat Mike Huckabee, and John McCain. With McCain in the lead, and on a bit of a winning streak, Romney did the right thing and bowed out. Huckabee hung on a little longer, for no particular reason. McCain became the nominee.
As you know, McCain had been running his campaign on a shoestring, at one point he was flying commercial and carrying his own bags. Obviously, the situation improved. But McCain was short of campaign staff, so here comes Mitt Romney and his people to the rescue. All well and good, so far. McCain still had problems and was down in the polls until he picked his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin. It was after Sarah was chosen that things picked up, considerably. Massive crowds started showing up, volunteers showed up to man local GOP offices, and money came pouring in. McCains choice of Governor Palin was brilliant.
Dishonest media hacks have tried to sell the lie that Governor Palin cost McCain the election, something many in the GOP, especially those loyal to Mitt Romney, have parroted non-stop for the past four years...
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Good point about Palin waiting too long to announce she was not running.
Palin — the mega talented heart-breaker that she is — made two giant mistakes on the national stage. She failed to take five minutes to prepare for the Katie Cupcakes interview and failed to complete her term as governor. Those mistakes killed her. She energized the crowds and the McCain campaign — and then squandered it all away. Such a shame.
And so concludes the author having treated us to a catalog of assertions, virtually all of which having gone unsupported.
He tells us:
he [Romney] ran a pathetic campaign,
and totally alienated the base of the party.
he and his supporters were openly hostile to both the Tea Party and Sarah Palin.
Romney allowed his people to spend four years trashing Governor Palin and the Tea Party.
This cost Romney the election. That and his incoherent campaign
The amount of work that must be done to undo the treachery from Team Romney is massive.
These people are more worried about their own power than the nation as a whole.
They arent about to relinquish that power to an outsider
even though thats exactly what must be done.
Its not just Romney who is the problem, its the entire Republican Party.
I surrender my conservative bona fides no one but I will not permit myself to be stampeded into a series of assumptions and conclusions which are nothing more than the unsupported and mutually inconsistent vituperations of a frustrated Palin supporter. I have long believed that Palin was an authentic conservative but she was not in the race. The author would have you believe that she did not get into the race because of Mitt Romney and his calumnies and not because of her own personal pecuniary interests, or her personal family concerns, or her own missteps. Whatever her reasons for not entering the race, we remain unenlightened by the author, at least if one depends on proof. In her absence, I was among the first on these threads to support Newt Gingrich. At the end of the primary process I did what every other good conservatives did and should have done, I supported Mitt Romney.
Now I support a searching investigation into what went wrong and how to fix it. I have campaigned from the very night of the election when it became obvious that we had lost that we must not draw conclusions until we understand what happened and we cannot understand what happened until we analyze the data. Once again, I turn to Newt Gingrich who has outlined a penetrating and intelligent analysis of how that indispensable job should be undertaken.
Of all the ways a job could be undertaken there is one sure way to get it wrong and that is to prejudge.
It should not be undertaken with feel good diatribes like this. All this does is grant us conservatives a temporary sugar high. It does not enlighten us one damn bit. This is temptation as dangerous as it is beguiling.
Mrs. 2ndDivisionVet manages an optical store. She still gets requests for “Sarah Palin style glasses” all the time, and not just from “Tea Party” females but from libs, too.
New party or CWII
I support a searching investigation into what went wrong and how to fix it.
Massive voter fraud and possible tampering of electronic voting machines must be part of this investigation and **fixed**. If not, no Republican will ever again hold national office.
Sarah needs to run in 2016. We desperately need a true conservative as the front-runner, and Sarah fits that bill. She has enormous name recognition, and she makes liberal heads explode.
Sarah, please run in 2016. The country needs you. Desperately.
Huh? How would anyone know this? Maybe yes, maybe no. Who knows and the author is long on generalities and short on specifics.
Palin is still a young woman and the field is wide open, so doors are not shut on her any more than anyone else.
Hey, if Palin can defeat the next RAT (if there is one), I’m in. All I care about is defeating the RAT.
Romney is politically dead—he’s no threat to anyone.
If you can supply solid evidence she is the one most likely to defeat the RAT, I’m in but I want more than gut feelings, I have them, too but they’re not worth much. I want to win.
We need to stop worrying about the last election, or the next one. We need to worry about whether or not we will even still have a country.
Solid evidence? Tell me one other conservative with the name recognition she has that will stir up conservatives to a fever pitch.
I like Rand Paul, as well. But he has nowhere the name recognition Sarah has, and I am not sure he can gain that within the next 3 1/2 years.
But, the RNC will run Rubio in 2016, and he will lose to Andrew Cuomo.
Only if you wanted to be...
you were warned...
I am staying in the GOP because I feel I can do more damage to the status quo in the primaries.
Ditto Bingo, heye2monn.
I don't think they'll win another election (presidential). The time is ripe for a 3rd party ... conservative, principled, who PUT THE COUNTRY FIRST. I'm just flippin' done with these guys .... either voting 3rd party or not at all because I don't think they'll be able to put up any candidates that I feel good about. They've well and truly exhausted/lost their "hold your nose and vote" base.
No “possible” tampering of voting machines. There was tampering. At our machine, a Romney vote was transferred to an Obama vote. My wife had to change it three times and complained to the person in charge. It finally went through. Also there were districts that were 100% Obama. That’s statistically impossible. For a whole district to vote 100%! There will be a 2% that accidentally hit the wrong button. There is NO doubt in my mind it was tampered.