Skip to comments.MITT MIFFS W ON BORDERS (Bush exasperated with Romney's hard-line immigration stance)
Posted on 02/02/2008 12:44:12 PM PST by Liz
President Bush has maintained neutrality but privately expresses exasperation with Romney's hard-line stance on immigration......Bush is upset Romney changed his position at the expense of the president's immigration reform. Bush and McCain are not close, but he's grateful for McCain's support on Iraq and immigration.
Florida Gov. Crist's unexpected late endorsement, which helped propel McCain to victory, was an unpleasant surprise to state Republican leaders. Crist had said he was not making an endorsement after shunning Giuliani's courtship and suggested that they also stay neutral. His support for McCain irked Republican activists who generally would have preferred former Romney. Romney carried heavily Republican Collier and Lee counties in SW Florida by substantial margins.....voters McCain will have to win over if nominated.
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If anyone doesnt think the calling isnt important between now and Tuesday, read this exchange:
I have been calling for Romney all day. Its amazing that there are still so many that are undecided between Mitt and McCain. Most of my undecideds said they would look at Romney again. One person from Teller County Colorado was telling me that she had no idea as to where to go on Tuesday, and no one she knew did either. What is going on out there? She wants input into the upcoming election, but nothing was sent to the voters in her area. This is unreal.
22 posted on 02/02/2008 2:04:50 PM EST by adc (Rush 08)
We have three days to stop McCain and if you want to help us you dont even have to leave your house.
The calls you make that connect you to voters could put Mitt over the top, they could mean the difference in determining our next president. Please join us during all or some of the times we have set aside by emailing I want to win to CallatHome@MittRomney.com.
Pass this info on to as many people as possible.
McCain must be stopped! bttt
14 posted on 02/02/2008 9:14:09 AM EST by Matchett-PI
That's the best endorsement Romney could hope to get. All the other leading candidates support open borders.
Romney agrees with 80% of US citizens on the border issue.
I'm very disappointed in those two. John Cornyn is still holding fast for us.
I’m perplexed. Is this bush’s way of boosting Romney, or is he really so clueless about the base?
'Bout all we got at this point, though.
Look at the ‘sheeple’. See what they want. Dress accordingly. (We can always change the outfit, tomorrow.)
The emperor has no clothes but they claim he’s has on royal dressings, foflol!
Just wanted to say, I’m STILL with Fred, too!
I agree with your first and second sentences, completely. I'm uncertain as to your last sentence....I'm not sure where to rank Huckabee (yet).
I have looked at his record and his platform, and what you say about him is false. So, who is your candidate?
I’m sorry you have decided to throw your vote away for a loser.
Does anybody still care what bush has to say on any domestic issue? I heard his “statement” Friday at the Hallmark plant, and he sounded retarded or something—almost a dead ringer for the old Will Farrell parody. What an embarrassment he has become.
I don’t see Ron Paul as a loser.
The loser is America because the GOP keeps sending out and supporting RINOs, and those who claim to be conservative keep voting RINO and spouting the “lesser of two evils” mantra.
|If you can look at his record and not see liberalism then I have to assume that as far as your guiding principles go, you are lost in the wilderness.
As to "my candidate", in the general election I will always vote, first of all, for the candidate that is most pro-life since all liberty derives from the right to life given by the Author of Life. Secondly, the most conservative candidate. In the primaries I will always vote for a conservative because I reject liberalism and moderate-ism. I am not interested in being on the winning side. I am interested in being on the right side. After all, if I wished to be on the winning side in our culture I would have to be anti-Christian and a culture of death supporter.
When the Maryland primary rolls around I will vote for either Fred Thompson or Alan Keyes.
Luke.10 All things are delivered to me of my Father: and no man knoweth who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.
Daddy was no Conservative and loved China as W loves Mexico.
LOL---good question. My guess is he's still stuck on stupid---oops, I mean amnesty.
Well, dirty tricks, lies and deceit from the Crist/McCAin camp...why does this NOT surprise me one bit. McCAin is a clone of the Clintons......
You really need to face reality. What will you do in the general election?
What will you do after the primaries? Throw away your vote by writing someone in?
|No vote is ever thrown away, because, like I said, if you are a person with guiding principles and convictions it's more important to be on the right side than the winning side. But I won't make the choice of who I will vote for until November 2008.
Here’s a question for you
If abortion is morally wrong, shouldn’t it be discouraged.......................?
“Liberal morality is almost totally in the abstract, but not entirely. On one hand, it is amenable to many different “interpretations”, while, on the other hand, it is perfectly clear on the right to be born.
This form of “clarity” exposes the most uncaring amongst us, and is our national shame”.......James Christopher Hall (The Humanity Savers)
“No vote is ever thrown away” Unfortunately, yes it is. You can follow your principles right down the road to McCain. Thus, throwing America away.
Does anyone want to vote for this kind of straight talk ?
|There is absolutely no difference between Romney and McCain except that McCain won't lie about his position, whereas Mitt will saying, do, or promise anything to get elected and then screw you. Either way you are screwed.
Vote for a conservative, even if it's a write in. Period.
Maybe not with McCain- In our present situation I think
the only job the prez should mainly do is deliver dead
terrorists, which which McCain will do, and social issues
must be solved by congress. Well to do that we must
get back congress to GOP. And McCain appeal to
moderates, independents, and Clinton hating dens will
get him in. And the coat tail effect of these folks
comong to vote for him will get a few reversals from
what happened in 06 and we get a GOP Majority.
I say for us all issue conservatives, He can be HilBIl
and get a change in Congress if we don’t pout and go
home, but work with our moderate brethren of which
ther eare a lot of them. Ed Bubel.
Fred Thompson changed his position on the only question that really mattered — actually running for President.
He WAS running, and now he is NOT running. If you won’t honor him for his choice, you should reject him for flip-flopping......
|That's pretty weak...especially for you.
“McCain stands up and tells middle class Americans that their lost jobs arent coming back and suck it up.
Im looking forward to telling a defeated McCain that his job aint coming back and he should suck it up.”
You made my day, oldbill.....really did.
I wanted Fred also, but to go on
forward, no looking back, we must win both WH
and Congress, And McCain has a pull with moderates
and independents that HilBill doesn’t. And the same
moderates and indies won’t vote Romney. Ed Hubel
Who’s Bush embracing?
Huck has no chance so he is ignorable. He’s just a petty little man with no class at all.
“There is absolutely no difference between Romney and McCain except that McCain won’t lie about his position”
What a crock. I hope you did watch the debate the other night when he sure as hell did.
By the way thanks for your 20+ years in the Army. I too was in the Army and got out in 1957.
Throwing a vote away in the primary will assure us that McCain will be on the ballot for the Repubs.....against Hillary or Obama.
|I could care less about what they say at a debate. Like Rush Limbaugh says, if you want to know how they will govern look at their records, and McCain is no more liberal than Romney and might be a part less liberal. Both of them suck and I'd rather piss on em before vote for em.
Ashamed of having supported this "W" as a lesser of two evils, when there was in fact a Conservative Independent choice on my ballot at that time. No more "lesser of two evils"!!
my point is that if he was still running, you should vote for him.
If he says “I’m out”, it isn’t honoring to vote for him.
Why not pick the strongest conservative you can think of, and vote for them? Surely that’s not Fred Thompson, right? There must be SOME conservative out there who has a 99% conservative rating or something.
Why not Duncan Hunter? Oh forget that, he also dropped out.
My point is that when you are voting for a candidate who is running, that’s a statement.
if your candidate isn’t running, then picking THAT candidate over some other person who isn’t running doesn’t make a statement.
Why not write in “Ronald Reagan”?
|Alan Keyes is still in the race. I said I would vote for either Fred or Ambassador Keyes.
Jorge y Juan. Hermanos para siempre.
Oh was it? Well did anyone of them flipping SPEAK UP?
Bush-McLame-— a lousy pro-illegal combo!
Bush’s disastrous presidency has almost destroyed the conservative movement. McCain would take the worst qualities of Bush and double them. The fact that Bush doesn’t like Romney is a plus for Romney.
If Pat Buchanan had gotten 5% of the vote in 2000, the Reform Party might have been able to develop into a viable conservative alternative to the Republicans. As it is, it appears that McCain will be the successor to 8 years of Bush, and we will once again be told we need to vote for a liberal Republican to avoid Clintonism. And I am sure that, in the end, most people will be suckered once again into supporting a liberal Republican.
That sums the W administration up. Unintended.
“I’d rather piss on em before vote for em.”
You were refering to McCain and Romney. Beautiful choice of words.sarc....the kind you can hear on any school playground.
On another post, you wrote and asked for a brokered convention. For now that might be the best we former Fredheads can hope for.
When Romney is changing positions, there is little consideration of other's expense. However, it does seem that he is on the right side of this issue for now. If he wins the nomination, we'll see what other revelations ensue.
(but crying on the inside)
You got that right. He's a Mass liberal no matter how much Freepers try to avoid reality.
CHANGE as in dealing with illegal aliens is what we will get. And no tax increases to support them.
Maybe this hard line stance will help Mitt with the conservative base in 2012.