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Rally for Romney: Conservatives need to act now, before it is too late.
National Review Online ^ | January 31, 2008 | Mark R. Levin

Posted on 01/31/2008 10:37:41 AM PST by Delacon

I have spent nearly four decades in the conservative movement — from precinct worker to the Reagan White House. I campaigned for Reagan in 1976 and 1980. I served in several top positions during the Reagan administration, including chief of staff to Attorney General Edwin Meese. I have been an active conservative when conservatism was not in high favor.

I remember in 1976, as a 19-year-old in Pennsylvania working the polls for Reagan against the sitting Republican president, Gerald Ford, I was demeaned for supporting a candidate who was said to be an extremist B-actor who couldn’t win a general election, and opposing a sitting president. And at the time Reagan wasn’t even on the ballot in Pennsylvania because he decided to focus his limited resources on other states. I tried to convince voter after voter to write-in Reagan’s name on the ballot. In the end, Reagan received about five percent of the Republican vote as a write-in candidate.

Of course, Reagan lost the nomination to Ford by the narrowest of margins. Ford went on to lose to a little-known ex-governor from Georgia, Jimmy Carter. But the Reagan Revolution became stronger, not weaker, as a result. And the rest is history.

I don’t pretend to speak for President Reagan or all conservatives. I speak for myself. But I watched the Republican debate last night, which was held at the Reagan library, and I have to say that I fear a McCain candidacy. He would be an exceedingly poor choice as the Republican nominee for president.

Let’s get the largely unspoken part of this out the way first. McCain is an intemperate, stubborn individual, much like Hillary Clinton. These are not good qualities to have in a president. As I watched him last night, I could see his personal contempt for Mitt Romney roiling under the surface. And why? Because Romney ran campaign ads that challenged McCain’s record? Is this the first campaign in which an opponent has run ads questioning another candidate’s record? That’s par for the course. To the best of my knowledge, Romney’s ads have not been personal. He has not even mentioned the Keating-Five to counter McCain's cheap shots. But the same cannot be said of McCain’s comments about Romney.

Last night McCain, who is the putative frontrunner, resorted to a barrage of personal assaults on Romney that reflect more on the man making them than the target of the attacks. McCain now has a habit of describing Romney as a “manager for profit” and someone who has “laid-off” people, implying that Romney is both unpatriotic and uncaring. Moreover, he complains that Romney is using his “millions” or “fortune” to underwrite his campaign. This is a crass appeal to class warfare. McCain is extremely wealthy through marriage. Romney has never denigrated McCain for his wealth or the manner in which he acquired it. Evidently Romney’s character doesn’t let him to cross certain boundaries of decorum and decency, but McCain’s does. And what of managing for profit? When did free enterprise become evil? This is liberal pablum which, once again, could have been uttered by Hillary Clinton.

And there is the open secret of McCain losing control of his temper and behaving in a highly inappropriate fashion with prominent Republicans, including Thad Cochran, John Cornyn, Strom Thurmond, Donald Rumsfeld, Bradley Smith, and a list of others. Does anyone honestly believe that the Clintons or the Democrat party would give McCain a pass on this kind of behavior?

 

As for McCain “the straight-talker,” how can anyone explain his abrupt about-face on two of his signature issues: immigration and tax cuts? As everyone knows, McCain led the battle not once but twice against the border-security-first approach to illegal immigration as co-author of the McCain-Kennedy bill. He disparaged the motives of the millions of people who objected to his legislation. He fought all amendments that would limit the general amnesty provisions of the bill. This controversy raged for weeks. Only now he says he’s gotten the message. Yet, when asked last night if he would sign the McCain-Kennedy bill as president, he dissembles, arguing that it’s a hypothetical question. Last Sunday on Meet the Press, he said he would sign the bill. There’s nothing straight about this talk. Now, I understand that politicians tap dance during the course of a campaign, but this was a defining moment for McCain. And another defining moment was his very public opposition to the Bush tax cuts in 2001 and 2003. He was the media’s favorite Republican in opposition to Bush. At the time his primary reason for opposing the cuts was because they favored the rich (and, by the way, they did not). Now he says he opposed them because they weren’t accompanied by spending cuts. That’s simply not correct.

 

Even worse than denying his own record, McCain is flatly lying about Romney’s position on Iraq. As has been discussed for nearly a week now, Romney did not support a specific date to withdraw our forces from Iraq. The evidence is irrefutable. And it’s also irrefutable that McCain is abusing the English language (Romney’s statements) the way Bill Clinton did in front of a grand jury. The problem is that once called on it by everyone from the New York Times to me, he obstinately refuses to admit the truth. So, last night, he lied about it again. This isn’t open to interpretation. But it does give us a window into who he is.

 

Of course, it’s one thing to overlook one or two issues where a candidate seeking the Republican nomination as a conservative might depart from conservative orthodoxy. But in McCain’s case, adherence is the exception to the rule — McCain-Feingold (restrictions on political speech), McCain-Kennedy (amnesty for illegal aliens), McCain-Kennedy-Edwards (trial lawyers’ bill of rights), McCain-Lieberman (global warming legislation), Gang of 14 (obstructing change to the filibuster rule for judicial nominations), the Bush tax cuts, and so forth. This is a record any liberal Democrat would proudly run on. Are we to overlook this record when selecting a Republican nominee to carry our message in the general election?

 

But what about his national security record? It’s a mixed bag. McCain is rightly credited with being an early voice for changing tactics in Iraq. He was a vocal supporter of the surge, even when many were not. But he does not have a record of being a vocal advocate for defense spending when Bill Clinton was slashing it. And he has been on the wrong side of the debate on homeland security. He supports closing Guantanamo Bay, which would result in granting an array of constitutional protections to al-Qaeda detainees, and limiting legitimate interrogation techniques that have, in fact, saved American lives. Combined with his (past) de-emphasis on border-security, I think it’s fair to say that McCain’s positions are more in line with the ACLU than most conservatives.

 

Why recite this record? Well, if conservatives don’t act now to stop McCain, he will become the Republican nominee and he will lose the general election. He is simply flawed on too many levels. He is a Republican Hillary Clinton in many ways. Many McCain supporters insist he is the only Republican who can beat Hillary Clinton or Barak Obama. And they point to certain polls. The polls are meaningless this far from November. Six months ago, the polls had Rudy winning the Republican nomination. In October 1980, the polls had Jimmy Carter defeating Ronald Reagan. This is no more than spin.

But wouldn’t the prospect of a Clinton or Obama presidency drive enough of the grassroots to the polls for McCain? It wasn’t enough to motivate the base to vote in November 2006 to stop Nancy Pelosi from becoming speaker or the Democrats from taking Congress. My sense is it won’t be enough to carry McCain to victory, either. And McCain has done more to build animus among the people whose votes he will need than Denny Hastert or Bill Frist. And there won’t be enough Democrats voting for McCain to offset the electorate McCain has alienated (and is likely to continue to alienate, as best as I can tell).

McCain has not won overwhelming pluralities, let alone majorities, in any of the primaries. A thirty-six-percent win in Florida doesn’t make a juggernaut. But the liberal media are promoting him now as the presumptive nominee. More and more establishment Republican officials are jumping on McCain’s bandwagon — the latest being Arnold Schwarzenegger, who has all but destroyed California’s Republican party.

Let’s face it, none of the candidates are perfect. They never are. But McCain is the least perfect of the viable candidates. The only one left standing who can honestly be said to share most of our conservative principles is Mitt Romney. I say this as someone who has not been an active Romney supporter. If conservatives don’t unite behind Romney at this stage, and become vocal in their support for him, then they will get McCain as their Republican nominee and probably a Democrat president. And in either case, we will have a deeply flawed president.

Mark Levin, a former senior Reagan Justice Department official, is a nationally syndicated radio-talk-show host.



TOPICS: Editorial; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: 2008; elections; hillarylite; marklevin; mccain; primaries; romney
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To: Antoninus

Tell me how many more democrats we’ll have when McCain grants amnesty by executive order.


251 posted on 01/31/2008 12:27:59 PM PST by abigailsmybaby (I was born with nothing. So far I have most of it left.)
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To: DoughtyOne
So anotherwords, we vote for a guy that will implement 50 to 75% of Hillary’s goals.

That's McCain. It's on his web site, it's in votes he's taken the last 5 years. Restrict speech, global warming, amnesty, close Gitmo, restrict questioning of terrorists. Close the "gun show loophole". Federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. Support filibustering of judicial and political nominees. Work for "bipartisanship" with the democrats.

He says Clinton would be a good president, Bill and Hillary have "respect" for him. Leiberman (8% ACU) endorses him.

As to illegal immigration, Tom Tancredo's ONE goal in running was to get HIS policies implemented. Tom Tancredo has personally met with Romney, and has spoken to him about this very issue. And Tom Tancredo endorsed Mitt Romney.

I think I trust Tom Tancredo's opinion on what Romney will do more than I trust your opinion, based as it is on some generalization you have that "all businessmen" oppose following the law on illegal immigration.

252 posted on 01/31/2008 12:30:34 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cecily
I can read Mark Steyn online

You hope... given McCain's, Hillary's and Obama's track record on the 1A and other related Fairness Doctrine issues, who knows what will happen....

253 posted on 01/31/2008 12:31:18 PM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Unite 4 Mitt --- Stop McCain)
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To: papasmurf

I trust Mark Levin’s opinion more than yours, but if you want to refute something Mark said in his article with some facts, I’d like to see the debate.


254 posted on 01/31/2008 12:31:36 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Delacon

I totally agree.

He is arrogant and self-righteous. His sarcasm about Romney being in business for “profit” whereas he sacrificed for “patriotism” (yeah - and what about Keating 5 Mr. McCain?) is sickening. His repeated attacks that Romney wanted to withdraw the troops - total lies - is now beyond contempt. And I’m tired of “my friend” this and “my friends” that - which is just fake Senate-speak.

I’ve had it with him. I can’t vote for this man, under any circumstances.


255 posted on 01/31/2008 12:31:48 PM PST by jporcus
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To: CharlesWayneCT
You are willingly blind. There are two things wrong with your fantasy: 1. A standing religious conscience statute that was never struck legislatively or judicially, and 2. the Massachusetts constitution itself and its provisions for free religious exercise. The Romney administration could have fought the legislature's forcing of "Plan B" into private hospitals. To his administration's credit, they initially supported Catholic Hospitals' objections to being forced to make "Plan B" pills available, but once the pro-abortion movement went into action, the Romney administration quickly reversed itself. This is stunning news to any conservatives paying attention at the time.

Totally unwilling to fight for basic principles of religious freedom and conscience, private enterprise, and free association. That's a conservative record?

Look up his similar record on religion, free association, and adoption policy. The man doesn't actually stand for anything.

256 posted on 01/31/2008 12:32:26 PM PST by manapua
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To: Mister Politics
Mitt may not win but by continuing on, but he is making a statement about his right to run for office in this country despite what Washington insiders and the liberal press has decided for him. He is absolutely correct that Washington is broken. Washington is no longer working for the people of this country, but only for themselves. They go into office with nothing and come out millionaires. They have huge retirements and complete health benefits and they could not care less about the rest of us.

My hope is he really stabs with some of the ads. Ronald Reagan lost two primaries. Perhaps Mitt will be back to haunt you again and this time folks will know who he is.

257 posted on 01/31/2008 12:32:37 PM PST by Hattie
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To: Mister Politics
I’m not excited about McCain either, but it’s time to get aboard and hope that he picks a conservative VP we can all get excited about.

There isn't anyone who could make the ticket work. It is McCain who the MSM and Clinton machine is going to destroy. People don't vote for VP's.

258 posted on 01/31/2008 12:33:03 PM PST by sandude (FreeRepublic put all of their eggs in Fred's broken basket, now we get Juan)
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To: Cicero

With all due respect. I have suspicion that Iowa voters, or Florida voters, don’t listen much to Hugh, Rush, and don’t read NRO for sure. Somehow Huckabee made himself separate from the bottom group and became a major candidate. Fred did not. (just to make sure where I stand: Hunter-then Fred-Romney-Rudy-Mac-Huck). Huckabee gets no traction now, but if Fred did the same, he would have. I like NRO, Hugh, Rush, Prager, Bennet and many others, but am not going to jump if they say so. I suspect Iowa and Florida would even less. I think you overestimate their influence.


259 posted on 01/31/2008 12:33:10 PM PST by Tolik
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Charles, trying to play this off as if I support a man I’ll never vote for isn’t going to get you any points.

Don’t beleive those lying eyes of yours.


260 posted on 01/31/2008 12:33:48 PM PST by DoughtyOne (PARTY WANTED: Full Time, Cons exp a must. Refs 20 yrs. No Amnesty sptrs. 1 vote per 4 yrs negotiable)
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To: icwhatudo

“Levin, Hannity, Limbaugh, Coulter

What more will it take?”

Shouldn’t take anything more! We all knew what McCain was even before we heard Rush,Mark,Sean,or Ann voice the truth about McCain. If McCain wins the nomination my only conclusion will be that the Republican Party is infested with liberals! Right now, I don’t want to believe that and have hope that folks will do the right thing on Tuesday and vote for the most conservative candidate, Mitt Romney!


261 posted on 01/31/2008 12:34:50 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Delacon

This conservative won’t rally for RINOs.


262 posted on 01/31/2008 12:35:17 PM PST by scripter ("You don't have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis)
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To: Beagle8U
So why was Romney the one they asked to step in for the Olympics after 9-11? Why didn't they ask Huckabee if he is so great? Mitt did an incredible job in impossible circumstances and he did it for the sake of the USA. And he succeeded with profit yet.
263 posted on 01/31/2008 12:37:23 PM PST by Hattie
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Only if you don't believe him. His platform is a solid conservative platform. He has done nothing in the past year to suggest wavering on that platform,

Do you have any idea how risible that statement is?
264 posted on 01/31/2008 12:37:31 PM PST by Antoninus ("Make all the promises you have to." --Flip Romney)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Aren’t you special.


265 posted on 01/31/2008 12:37:31 PM PST by Petronski (People get the kind of government they deserve.)
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To: Hattie

The trouble is that too many people already know who the Bishop Romney really is.


266 posted on 01/31/2008 12:37:38 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: JRochelle

“There won’t be much rallying for Romney because many of see him as little, if any, better than McCain.”

How can they?
McCain is for amnesty and open borders, Romney is not.
McCain is for closing Guantanamo, Romney is not.
McCain is not trusted on taxes, Romney is a tax cutter.
McCain is for McCain/Feingold, Romney is not.
McCain is for McCain/Kennedy, Romney is not.
McCain is for McCain/Liberman, Romney is not.
McCain is endorsed by the New York Times, Romney is not.
There is more, but I am tired! Certainly folks can see the facts and realize Mitt Romney is the best choice!


267 posted on 01/31/2008 12:38:39 PM PST by seekthetruth
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To: Minn. 4 Bush; CharlesWayneCT
Oh I guess you missed this post

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1962706/posts?page=127#127

Posted before your post saying no one is addressing the questions.

You’ve had time to read it, have you refuted all the points made in that post?

It was posted an hour ago and it has not been addressed

Ping me when you do.

Thanks

268 posted on 01/31/2008 12:39:02 PM PST by Syncro
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To: DoughtyOne
It's unfortunate that you cannot recognize a conservative platform when it is being presented to you.

  1. Make Bush Tax Cuts Permanent.
  2. Private accounts in Social Security
  3. Support Human Life Amendment
  4. Oppose DC Gun Ban
  5. Appoint Strict constructionist judges
  6. Reign in excessive government spending
  7. 2nd amendment defines an individual right to bear arms.
  8. Repeal the McCain/Feingold Campaign Finance Reform legislation.
  9. Oppose federal funding for embryonic stem cell research.
  10. Support Military's don't ask, don't tell policy
  11. Keep fighting in Iraq until we win.
  12. War on Terror is war on islamic extremists
  13. Add 100,000 troops
  14. Support School Choice/Vouchers
  15. Apply free-market principles to solve problem with taxpayer-funded default medical care for people without insurance.
  16. Laws to overturn Kelo, protect private property rights.
  17. Drill for oil in ANWR.
  18. More research before taking drastic actions on the so-called "global warming" problem.
  19. Roll back tax rates across the board
  20. Lower corporate tax rates
  21. eliminate the death tax
  22. Eliminate unncessary regulations on business
  23. Tort Reform
  24. Close the borders
  25. End illegal immigration

Tell me which of those items you think are NOT conservative, are NOT republican?

Usually we call someone a RINO when they claim they are a "republican", but they say they will do things that go against our philosophy.

In this case, you are claiming that Romney is not a republican, but can point to NOTHING in his platform that suggests he is anything BUT a solid conservative republican.

Of course, it's a lot easier to say "RINO" then to actually make an argument.

I happen to not use that term. But McCain, who will be our nominee if we don't get behind the solid conservative platform above, has taken positions on a multitude of issues that are at odds with our party. HE has voted against our party on procedural issues as well. He has spoken out against conservatives, while praising democrats. He has used false attacks against our conservative candidates, while apologizing for a QUESTIONER who used the b-word about Hillary.

If Romney was running on a non-conservative platform, I'd understand. But all you have to go on is your own (in my opinion very distorted) view of his past record. Which is fine if there was another candidate running who have a conservative platform, but now you are rejecting a man who is bleeding his own money pushing OUR platform, and you reject him.

A vote for Romney would not be a vote for a RINO. The platform is clear. Those who have spoken to Romney and had to put their own reputation on the line have said they believe him. People I trust have spoken to Romney and say he's the real deal. I've watched his speeches, read the transcripts, and he's selling the conservative position, even when doing different would win him more votes. He's LOSING primaries in NH and Florida because his conservative message opens the middle for McCain.

And he's doing so even though some conservatives are viciously attacking him.

269 posted on 01/31/2008 12:40:05 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: CharlesWayneCT
That article speaks to a man who follows the law. Sorry, there’s a lot of “conservatives” who think the law should be ignored when we disagree with it. But that’s not how it works.

I just love it when Team Willard presents the Good German defense.

270 posted on 01/31/2008 12:41:09 PM PST by Petronski (People get the kind of government they deserve.)
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To: colorcountry

Bain Capital bought Clear Channel years after Mitt left the firm, if I remember correctly.

Kind of like the Haliburton tag that gets hung around Cheney’s neck.


271 posted on 01/31/2008 12:41:13 PM PST by waverna
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To: seekthetruth

Romney is untruthful. He is for higher taxes (fees, wink wink)

Romney is for illegal aliens flooding America (until this year for now).

Romney is against citizens voting.

Did he let them vote for HIS installation of gay marriage? no.
Did he let them vote for HIS installation of HIllaryCARE? no.


272 posted on 01/31/2008 12:41:45 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: colorcountry
I can’t believe Rush could be bought, but it appears to be so.

Would you care to provide some facts to support your slander?

273 posted on 01/31/2008 12:42:03 PM PST by sandude (FreeRepublic put all of their eggs in Fred's broken basket, now we get Juan)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Charles, what the hell is so hard to understand about...

I changed my stances to run, but I really really really really promise I won’t change them again.

If Hillary suddenly proposed that platform would believe her too? Evidently so...


274 posted on 01/31/2008 12:42:36 PM PST by DoughtyOne (PARTY WANTED: Full Time, Cons exp a must. Refs 20 yrs. No Amnesty sptrs. 1 vote per 4 yrs negotiable)
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To: HKMk23
Mitt Romney


275 posted on 01/31/2008 12:43:20 PM PST by Leisler
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To: manapua

“Have you looked at Romney’s record on nominees for the MA court?”

Yes, I have seen everything there is to see about the various arguments against Romney.

Romney may not be the absolute best, but he IS BETTER THAN THE REST.

This is a quick break down for me.

Fred quit.
Hunter quit.
Paul has some interesting arguments, but he’s nuts.
Huckabee is a slimy religious zealot that could NEVER handle the job.
McCain is a democrat...He’s a traitor to the party, and he’s a very dangerous nut.
Obama-Clinton....clearly traitors and I hate their guts.

Lets see...who do that leave to lead my country protect my grandchildren’s dreams of the future? I am convinced that although Romney will not be perfect, he will work 24/7 a day, each and every day for our country. He will be a Good president. I would be one of the first to turn on him if he wasn’t.

Look, I know that I would never be able to convince you to vote for Romney and I am fine with that. You need to know that you won’t be able to change my mind, either.

Good day....

Disclaimer: I am not a Mormon.


276 posted on 01/31/2008 12:43:55 PM PST by Gator113 (McCain will lead our country....into the valley of darkness, with Hillary holding our hand.)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

Romney cannot be trusted for anything you state.
He mutates with a time constant of years.
One year of him as a pseudo-conservative has ALREADY passed.
Romney will mutate again.


277 posted on 01/31/2008 12:44:14 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Delacon; MarkL

“Psychotic!” - she said, angrily, with eyes bulging, and veins sticking out. Just like her hero ...


278 posted on 01/31/2008 12:45:59 PM PST by GOP_1900AD (Stomping on "PC," destroying the Left, and smoking out faux "conservatives" - Take Back The GOP!)
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To: Hattie
So why was Romney the one they asked to step in for the Olympics after 9-11?

What? Romney was in charge of the Olympics approx. 2 years before they were to take place. They were in Feb. 2002.

279 posted on 01/31/2008 12:46:03 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: Delacon

A lady called into Lars Larson and said that someone called her and claimed that Romney is supporting McCain!

More dirty tricks by McCain.

And Lars said Romney has to win, so you can add him to the list.


280 posted on 01/31/2008 12:46:29 PM PST by B Knotts (If McCain wins, we lose.)
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To: Hattie
I really don’t care if Romney did a special job in the Olympics.

We’re not electing a special Olympic manager.

281 posted on 01/31/2008 12:46:54 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Gator113

MSM, discussing the ongoing 2008 election: "We have the dumb pliable suckers in the unenviable position
of rooting for someone they hate or don't trust to beat
someone else they neither like nor trust. We win. WE WIN."

282 posted on 01/31/2008 12:47:28 PM PST by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: JRochelle
There won’t be much rallying for Romney because many of see him as little, if any, better than McCain.

In temperment he is much better.

We saw McCain's arrogrance starting to come out in the debates now that he thinks he has this nomination locked up.

A President McCain will take no advice from anyone, particulary conservatives, who he loathes.

Romney has to at least consider a second term (which McCain doesn't) and will be flexible to conservative concerns.

Given McCain's inflexible nature, it is also likely he will explode sometime during the national election, handing the election to the Democrats.

283 posted on 01/31/2008 12:47:52 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: seekthetruth

You don’t get it do you?

The problem with Romney is that at one time or other, he agreed with McCain on most everything you just listed.


284 posted on 01/31/2008 12:48:03 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: CharlesWayneCT
Refute his points, don’t simply assert that you can.

Where did I assert that I can refute his points?

285 posted on 01/31/2008 12:48:41 PM PST by Petronski (People get the kind of government they deserve.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Is Romney better than McCain? I believe so in some ways.

Is that not a credible starting point, though, in terms of deciding whether or not you can support Romney?

I guess I need to draw lines of distinction between things. So I rap off the pros and cons and go with the choice where my pros are maximum and my cons are minimum.

I don't believe that an honest Conservative can conduct that kind of head-to-head comparison between Romney and McCain, and come out supporting McCain. And that's not a visceral "I hate McCain" thing, it's a matter of plain facts.

I see sufficient distinction between Romney and McCain that I can better mesh my Conservative principles with Romney than with McCain.

286 posted on 01/31/2008 12:48:52 PM PST by HKMk23 (AUT VINCERI AUT MORI)
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To: JRochelle
There won’t be much rallying for Romney because many of see him as little, if any, better than McCain.

How wrong you are. Romney is getting a little upset with that lying nut. Watch the fireworks, NcNut is stupid compared to the intelligence of Romney. The main difference is Romney uses the truth, NcNut is the worst lier I have ever seen.

287 posted on 01/31/2008 12:49:03 PM PST by Logical me (Oh, well!!!)
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To: Gator113

Well you guys go and rally for Romney.

Don’t be surprised come Wed. morning that Romney has dropped out.

Hey I held a rally for Fred in my front yard and he still quit!

:)


288 posted on 01/31/2008 12:50:27 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: colorcountry
I guess someone forgot who writes the paycheck for these people. It ain’t conservatives, it’s Clear Channel and Mitt Romney is its silent partner.

Do you really believe he is silent in a Company he created and founded? Sheesh!

I can’t believe Rush could be bought, but it appears to be so. Maybe it’s extortion.....drug charges anyone?

This shows so clearlt how off your thoughts are CC, if you were to listen to the whole show you would know tha Rush left today show neutral and would not committ and knows his endorsement could greatly help Mitt Rush if off Monday...

Rush left Romney out there to dangle among the other two.

289 posted on 01/31/2008 12:51:07 PM PST by restornu
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To: Diogenesis

“Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum”

I have.


290 posted on 01/31/2008 12:52:07 PM PST by Gator113 (McCain will lead our country....into the valley of darkness, with Hillary holding our hand.)
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To: JRochelle

Thanks for that link. Looks like McCain is still trying to kiss and make up for Campaign Finance Reform.

He’ll be doing that for the rest of his life, just not in the White House.


291 posted on 01/31/2008 12:52:49 PM PST by HKMk23 (AUT VINCERI AUT MORI)
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To: Logical me

Well its a little late for Romney to only be getting a little upset with McCain.


292 posted on 01/31/2008 12:52:52 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: waverna
Kind of like the Haliburton tag that gets hung around Cheney’s neck.

Not at all alike. Bain bought Clear Channel in Dec 2007. Seems timely don't you think?

My father-in-law founded the company I work for. He has since retired and would be considered a "silent" partner. I have to tell you, if he wants upon a company decision, it happens just the way he wants. :-)

293 posted on 01/31/2008 12:53:15 PM PST by colorcountry (To anger a conservative, lie to him. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Beagle8U

We are not electing a POW either.


294 posted on 01/31/2008 12:53:20 PM PST by lone star annie
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To: Logical me

Nancy Reagan just endorsed McCrazy and today Gallup has McCrazy up by 15 points over Mutt.

If you want to stop McCrazy you better rally around Huck or Paul real quick!


295 posted on 01/31/2008 12:53:52 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: sono
Someone needs to persuade Pyle to get out of the race.

He is carrying McCain's water to get the VP slot.

296 posted on 01/31/2008 12:56:03 PM PST by fortheDeclaration ("Our constitution was made only for a moral and religious people".-John Adams)
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To: Beagle8U

We ain’t picking a preacher, either.


297 posted on 01/31/2008 12:56:47 PM PST by Gator113 (McCain will lead our country....into the valley of darkness, with Hillary holding our hand.)
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To: HKMk23

Going as far as you do, I understand your reasoning. The problem for me is that I cannot support McCain. And where you and I part ways, is that I can not support Romney either.

I will be writing in this fall.

Sorry folks, I urged people to use some sound jugement before we came to this place, but here we are anyway.

I may not get to vote to decide the nominee, but if I am presented with these choices, I do at least have the choice to opt out.


298 posted on 01/31/2008 12:56:53 PM PST by DoughtyOne (PARTY WANTED: Full Time, Cons exp a must. Refs 20 yrs. No Amnesty sptrs. 1 vote per 4 yrs negotiable)
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To: Beagle8U
Glenn Beck was off today so I listened to Mike Gallagher.

He made a whole lot of sense.

He said anyone is better than Hillary and all this bashing that he and others have been doing is helping her.

I have decided I will listen to him instead of Beck.

I lost a lot of support for Glenn when he started calling Mike Huckabee “Mullah Huckabee.”

299 posted on 01/31/2008 12:57:16 PM PST by JRochelle
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To: lone star annie

I voted for Fred and will again in Nov.

I could care less about McCrazy.


300 posted on 01/31/2008 12:57:44 PM PST by Beagle8U (FreeRepublic -- One stop shopping ....... Its the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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