Skip to comments.FOX: MITT WINS MICHIGAN
Posted on 01/15/2008 6:00:23 PM PST by Recovering_Democrat
Brit Hume just called it.
I’m guessing the Hillary! campaign is working hard on these types of photos. Most likely with lots of Islamic symbols and hypodermic needles and crack vials. She isn’t going to let some nobody from Chicago take her prize.
I expect to see Mitt in a red and black flannel shirt shortly after arriving in South Carolina. More appealing to the locals, you know.
OTOH, if he remains true to his sartorial philosophy, I might consider him a little less slick.
This will be the acid test for me :-)
Dennis Prager may not get the ratings the other do but I say he has the best program of them all.
Romney/Allen might be interesting.
Nope, unless the gun is an “assault weapon”, “extremely dangerous”, or “not suitable for hunting or sporting” or a “civilian sniper rifle” or “semiauto handgun”.
We can keep what’s left. he’s clearly and consistently opposed civilian ownership of “assault weapons”, however he defines that vague term.
What did Mitt do for Massachusetts gun owners other than give them a smaller license to own a gun and require that the State Police give a receipt for confiscated guns? Oh yeah, muzzleloader hunters did not have to unload before crossing a road.
Judge Robert Bork, who believes that the second amendment means that a citizen can join a state militia if he wants a gun, endorsed Mitt and Mitt was very pleased to get the endorsement.
That would be good. There’s a chance we Republicans will pull this out after all!
there should be a WRITE IN RUSH effort if a RINO gets the nomination.
I heard he plays opposite Rush. That is not a very good idea.
“The guy is a phoney. He’ll NEVER get my vote. It’s Hunter, Thompson or third party for me.”
Great, then it’s Hillary for all of us. Thanks!
Yes he does. Prager is delayed here so I still get to listen to both.
How come the NRA endorsed the gun bill in Mass?
Hey. Yes I took my metamucil and all is well. LOL!
Yes... well.. I don’t “Know” Dingy Harry.... but, I suspect that.. even he, says he’s “personally opposed” to abortion, but supports a woman’s “right to choose”.
Harry is a Dem... who needs DEM votes... so, he will ‘modify’ his position as much as he needs to, to win!
Feb 18 transcript in which Romney supports banning certain classes of firearms [The second amendment does not have a list of acceptedly weapons]:
Stephanopoulos: Lets talk about guns. You were supportive of the Brady bill, the handgun waiting period, in the past. You signed an assault weapon ban into law and you said, in the past, I dont line up with the NRA.
Mitt Romney: Well, on that issue.
Stephanopoulos: Now youre a member of the NRA.
Mitt Romney: Yes, and I know the NRA does not support an assault weapon ban. So I dont line up on that particular issue with the NRA, either does President Bush. He likewise says he supported an assault weapon ban. [Ill point out that Bush is not running- is Romney saying hes another Bush?]
Today we dont have the Brady bill because we have instantaneous background checks. Thats no longer a operative or needed measure. [So I should be immune to criticism that I once supported it].
But Im a strong proponent of Second Amendment rights. I believe people, under our Constitution, have the right to bear arms. [Just not assault weapons]
We have a gun in one of our homes. Its not owned by me, its owned by my son, but Ive always considered it sort of mine. [I didnt really lie when I said I owned a gun but didnt]
Stephanopoulos: When did you join the NRA?
Mitt Romney: Within the last year and I signed up for a lifelong membership. I think theyre doing good things and I believe in supporting the right to bear arms.
Ive been a hunter all my life, not frequently, but as a boy, when I worked on a ranch in Idaho, we used to go out shooting rabbits, because they were eating all the barley, and I got pretty good with a single shot .22 rifle, and been quail hunting more recently [at a photo-op hunt with other politicians].
So Im a hunter and believe in Second Amendment rights, but I also believe that assault weapons are not needed in the public population.
Romneys support of the Second Amendment does not include those firearms that Mitt Romney thinks are assault weapons. I sure would like to know what his definition is, wouldnt you?
Those mitts were great, I love them!
I LOVE that tag line..... :-)
I LOVE that tag line..... :-)
link? important if true
Finally I can get a good night’s sleep tonite. I can rest easy knowing the McCain/Huckabee express has been stopped dead in its tracks (for the moment). Although one must be hypervigilant in case they somehow rise from the dead. It ain’t over till its over. Hope Romney gets a good night’s sleep tonite too. He look dog tired on TV when he gave his victory speech. Happy, but pooped. Now, if Thompson can pull it off in SC, then there will be stakes through the heart of the McQueeg/Huckster tag team. Finis.
Did they endorse it at first, or after the fact? I believe that they opposed it at first.
NRA usually sends out panic alerts that a bill MUST be stopped. If it is not, they brag about their compromise, then later, suggest that it’s a good thing.
Brady Instant Check, GCA 68, and NFA are prime examples. With NFA, the brag is that the original bill included handguns, and NRA compromised it out.
It has gained us eight years without a second '9/11'. It has gained us a great Conservative Surpreme Court Justice and maybe two.
It has gained us and incredible Military that it's soldiers are proud of and they proud to 'serve in'; while America continues to be it's beneficiary.
These past eight years have gained us a fairer taxation. We have not been incorporated into the UN; nor a 'world government'; nor are we part of the Kyoto Treaty; nor are we functioning at a 'no growth 'Green' level - we are not yet riding bikes to school or work; and we can still 'debate' Global Warming; and we still have Conservative talk radio.
Parent's can still 'home-school' their children; and most can still decide what their kids can take to school - for lunch - in their lunch bag.
As American's; we live with incredible prosperity; abundance and choices. And despite all our problems;and according to polls; most American's are happy with their lives; and economically; are OK.
And this is just a quick, short list. . .but would venture to say; had we had a Lib/Demrat/Leftist working 'their way'; from the top. . .down; few of the above observations would apply, today.
I don’t know about “best”... I still rank Rush as #1.... but, I put Prager as a close 2nd... and, intellectually, maybe even #1.
I LOVE Dennis!
OK, THIS Conservative supports him - and I’m not a troll, bot or paid shill..nor a RINO liberal.
Romney may not be the ‘ideal’ choice, but he’s a heck of a lot better than ANY of the (R) alternatives.
I will NOT (under ANY circumstances) support McCain or Guliani. (Gang of 14, anyone? Illegal immigration? Social liberals?)
None of the rest can win.
Unless we want the Hildabeast or the Muslim in the WH, we’d better rally behind Romney and just get it done..
The assualt weapons ban has been seen as very ineffective. What it has become is a political football for people to use to bash their opponents.
The bill would have passed in Mass anyway, so Mitt went to the legislature and the NRA and got it to actually help gun owners in Mass. He tackled the morass of Mass gun laws in the process.
I give him an A on the issue.
I dont want to pick Fred, and then find out in August or September that hes had a stroke.
I prefer he be in the VP slot with Romney as POTUS.
Yeppers, since the moderator cofirmed that fieldmarshaldj doesn’t speak for FR, he most probably does not speak for the South either. The last I looked, he’s not even speaking for himself as he asked to have all his posts on this thread removed... doesn’t want to deal with the replies, I guess....
Fieldmarshaldj, it’s high time you had a dose of your own medicine.
What did they gain for their permanent ban?
Who knows. All I know is Romney could have stepped aside and said, hey I got an 85% opposing legislature here. Instead he jumped in and made some very good changes. He doesn’t just talk, he gets in there and makes real changes.
He is a unique politician.
I’m SO glad McQuirky lost.
May it continue.
One of the things that bothered me about Romney happened in one of the debates. When the question of taxes was raised he said something along the lines of “I don’t worry about tax cuts for the the $100K+ bracket”. That struck me as pandering at the most base level.
Good for Mitt. My second choice.
Now that he’s knocked McCain down, and Huckabee finished a distant third, that should open up a chance for Fred to take the gold in South Carolina.
They called it after the polls closed.
Yes, the guy just wouldn't listen to the Fox panel repeatedly telling him it was time to get out. Chris Wallace arguing with one of Romney's staffers one night that he had to get out because he was finished. The media is against the people and America.
Boy you really got to work hard to come up with a reason not to support Romney.
Btw, who was he pandering to?
Yes. Me too.
A lot of independents and Dems voted for Ron Paul.
I think it’s a pretty smart to hesitate supporting someone who isn’t concerned with tax policy with regards to the $100K+ earners.
That’s pandering to the same group that the democrats love to pander to with regards to class warfare—those that think of anyone that works hard and is financially rewarded has “won Life’s lottery.”
Yep. And that is what Mitt is doing. Although he is NOT a flip flopper on abortion like he wants us to believe. He's been lying all these years to get elected Governor of MA. What's worse? A liar or a flip flopper?
That's the problem with Democracy and human nature. Power is addictive. People will say anything to get it. Politicians are like junkies who are willing to rob a pharmacy to get their hands on what's behind the counter.
-—The bill would have passed in Mass anyway, so Mitt went to the legislature and the NRA and got it to actually help gun owners in Mass.-—
Bingo! Mitt got something rather than nothing out of a negative situation. People that do this consistently are known as winners. Reagan was a winner and so is Mitt Romney!
It was a light, off the cuff remark....get a life.
So was Iowa and we heard about that starting at least 6 weeks ahead. Daily. Hour after hour. Polls telling us the Huckster was king. Over and over. So now I wonder if Wyoming left our union or what?
IMO Wyoming is ignored purposely because from the beginning the leftist media determined Romney would not be the Repub candidate. That's because they know he is presidential and is head and shoulders above any Dem candidate they can produce.
Aaaahhh ain't no wayyyysss tirrrrrreeeed!!! Aaaa've come toooooo faaaaaaarrrrrrr!
That a good Pic of the next president.
Vibrant, intelligent, polite, healthy, charming, likeable .... Everything the Hildabeast is not.
The NRA has had a part in writing every federal piece of gun legislation.
They aren’t as pro-2nd Amendment as one would hope.
I assume the pic in post #138 has been photoshopped to change a normal “C” to the star and crescent. If Obama were a stealth Muslim candidate, the last thing he would do is put a star and crescent on his podium.
He sure has it, doesn’t he. A very stark contrast to everyone else in both parties. Hillary looks depressed most of the time. I’ve see Romney look a little tired but never depressed like Hillary. She may refuse to debate him, knowing the damage that will follow. I strongly expect many Democrats will cross over and vote for Mitt. Many of them want what is best for the country. I’ll post another Mitt pic to you soon....he has some great ones.
Romney will get obliterated in a general election. Thompson wouldn’t but Romney would. No likes him and he doesn’t have a genuine conservative bone in his body.