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Sources: Romney to endorse McCain for GOP nomination
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Posted on 02/14/2008 10:33:34 AM PST by Robbin

Romney has withdrawn and asked his delegates to support McCain.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2008electionslost; 2008endorsements; elections; mccain; mormonhatersclub; rinos; romney; stalkinghorse
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To: Southerngl

No way does Romney even consider being VP, IMO. He is not addicted to the idea of being president.


101 posted on 02/14/2008 10:49:24 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: Robbin

Conservatives, it’s now every man for himself.


102 posted on 02/14/2008 10:49:31 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Election 2008: Now the evil of two lessers.)
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To: All
As much as I detest McCain and will not be voting for him in November, I have the luxury of doing so because I don’t run for office. Anyone who runs for office needs the money the RNC contributes to their campaign and therefore must play along. In another forum, earlier today, another freeper said something that posters on this forum are already proving true - some freepers would have called Reagan a sellout in 1976. Romney is a realist who hopes to run again. Opposing the inevitable would not have accomplished a single thing.

I hope there is 0 chance of Romney being named VP. I’m a Romney backer, but I don’t want to see him as VP on a ticket I cannot support. There is no guarantee McCain will become ineligible to serve should he be elected, so the VP question is irrelevant to me.

103 posted on 02/14/2008 10:49:55 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: krb

But that what LDS teach.


104 posted on 02/14/2008 10:49:56 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: JSDude1

If the Obama-nation is elected President, you will probably get death.


105 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:11 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: Slump Tester

What was he supposed to do with his delegates?


106 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:14 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: krb

“Huckabee shouldn’t have crossed the line with the “Jesus and the Devil are brothers” crap.”

http://mormonism-factoverfiction.blogspot.com/2007/02/is-lucifer-brother-of-jesus.html

He wasn’t wrong just politically incorrect


107 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:30 AM PST by Soliton
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To: cdbull23
There goes that brokered convention...

But it probably lessens the chance of a McCain/Huckabee ticket.

108 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:32 AM PST by The_Victor (If all I want is a warm feeling, I should just wet my pants.)
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To: RDTF

ok ok I got the message.


109 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:45 AM PST by ari-freedom (True conservatives don't help Democrats win.)
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To: Robbin

Dangit.


110 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:51 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (I'm a Maverick Republican: I'll oppose the Party Nominee if I want too, and you have to like it!)
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To: NoCountryForLiberals
I feel that he is a reasonable man (rather than a self-righteous fool).
111 posted on 02/14/2008 10:50:53 AM PST by 18wheeler
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To: Soliton
“Huckabee shouldn’t have crossed the line with the “Jesus and the Devil are brothers” crap.”

Why not, that's what Mormons believe.
112 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:04 AM PST by Scythian
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To: Southerngl

Why would Romney want to be VP on a losing McCain ticket. That would just be dumb.


113 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:08 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Robbin
Mitt gets to shaft Huckabee, finally!!!

Pay back is a bitch, Huck.
114 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:22 AM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee for President of the Confederate States of America -- Bad for the UNION)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Nah.... Mitt looked at Juan and said “This boy’s gonna win — so I’ll settle for VP”


115 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:32 AM PST by awakened (Remember -- There are no dead atheists.)
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To: HamiltonJay
"Huckabee crossed the line a long time ago... Whenever he was asked about the success of his campaign and claimed divine providence as the reason. How folks are backing this guy is beyond me, let alone claiming he’s a “conservative” while doing it."

Huckabee never "crossed" any lines. Huckabee just isn't ready for President. I could easily see Huckabee having a better chance at President, some other time. Romney could never become President.

116 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:46 AM PST by Revereee
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

If I read one more comparison or MR to RR, I am going to vomit.


117 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:51 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Checkers

I don’t...
Who’s the kingmaker and who’s the jester?


118 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:54 AM PST by Robbin
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To: 1curiousmind; WOSG

“Mitt did what he could to limit the damage caused by the Huckster already.”

This whole primary/caucas season has been a clusterHuck.


119 posted on 02/14/2008 10:51:57 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: xzins

Romney isn’t gonna get it. From what I heard most people involved in the campaigns and the candidates had a strong personal animus against Romney


120 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:03 AM PST by ChurtleDawg (kill em all)
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To: Scythian

You are disgusting.


121 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:12 AM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee for President of the Confederate States of America -- Bad for the UNION)
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To: awakened

$20 says he will not be on the 08 ticket.


122 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:14 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: Revereee

Stop making sense. You might confuse someone.


123 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:16 AM PST by LowTaxesEqualProsperity
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To: Norman Bates

Mitt Romney is a great man and a great Patriot. God bless him.


124 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:21 AM PST by jveritas (God bless our brave troops and President Bush)
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To: Blogger
Here is what I found:

What happened according to the Mormon story was this. In the pre-existence, God the Father convened a “Grand Council” in which two of his sons, Jesus and Satan, came forward and presented alternative plans for the salvation of humankind. Here is how that event is described in the LDS Church-published manual Gospel Principles:4

Our Father said, "Whom shall I send?" (Abraham 3:27). Two of our brothers offered to help. Our oldest brother, Jesus Christ, who was then called Jehovah, said, "Here am I, send me" (Abraham 3:27).

Jesus was willing to come to the earth, give his life for us, and take upon himself our sins. He, like our Heavenly Father, wanted us to choose whether we would obey Heavenly Father's commandments. He knew we must be free to choose in order to prove ourselves worthy of exaltation. Jesus said, "Father, thy will be done, and the glory be thine forever" (Moses 4:2).

Satan, who was called Lucifer, also came, saying, "Behold, here am I, send me, I will be thy son, and I will redeem all mankind, that one soul shall not be lost, and surely I will do it; wherefore give me thine honor" (Moses 4:1). Satan wanted to force us all to do his will. Under his plan, we would not be allowed to choose. He would take away the freedom of choice that our Father had given us. Satan wanted to have all the honor for our salvation … After hearing both sons speak, Heavenly Father said, "I will send the first" (Abraham 3:27).

Satan was not pleased with having his plan rejected. He rebelled, and a third of our spirit brothers and sisters rebelled with him. There was war in heaven:

Because our Heavenly Father chose Jesus Christ to be our Savior, Satan became angry and rebelled. There was war in heaven. Satan and his followers fought against Jesus and his followers.

In this great rebellion, Satan and all the spirits who followed him were sent away from the presence of God and cast down from heaven. One-third of the spirits in heaven were punished for following Satan: they were denied the right to receive mortal bodies. (Gospel Principles, 1997 ed., pp. 17-18)

Indeed, then, the answer to Huckabee’s question should have been yes, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, actually does teach that Jesus and Satan were brothers. In truth then the media statement issued by the LDS Church was both misleading and evasive.

Here is the link (but I don't know how to actually make it a link): http://www.irr.org/mit/Huckabee-Mormon-Jesus-Satan-brothers.html
125 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:26 AM PST by ninergold3 (Don't like my attitude? Then get one of your own!)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
I’m sure Romney has his eye on 2012, just like Reagan had his eye on 1980 in ‘76.

If Willard does, he is wasting his time, energy and money. There is serious opposition to this RINO and isn't going away. Fortunately, a real conservative candidate will likely emerge, rendering Romney with no serious chance of winning the nomination.

126 posted on 02/14/2008 10:52:40 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: svcw
"If I read one more comparison or MR to RR, I am going to vomit."

Same here. Sheeesh. Well, they did both have black hair. That's it.

127 posted on 02/14/2008 10:53:08 AM PST by Revereee
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To: La Enchiladita

I know- bout the same way I felt when my guy (Fred) asked us to rally around the nominee:(

Tell you what though- in a toss up between McCain and the Huckster- I would sooner McCain. Romney had no good options- and of those- he went with least bad.

I hate the situation we’re in- and that we’ve lost our two guys in this dreadful process. As much as I despise McCain- I find him more bearable than either of the two Dems. I’m not sure if I’ll vote for McCain- but every time I even imagine Hillary or B Hussein Obama as CIC of our armed forces- I go nuts.


128 posted on 02/14/2008 10:53:53 AM PST by SE Mom (Proud mom of an Iraq war combat vet)
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To: KansasGirl

I’ve got it. This was the plan all along. McCain is just trying to get Romney into office as his VP so he can step down. He knew Romney would never win on his own! McCain is Romney’s stocking horse.

LOL.


129 posted on 02/14/2008 10:53:54 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: Robbin
Time for republican convention hanky panky..
130 posted on 02/14/2008 10:53:56 AM PST by hosepipe (CAUTION: This propaganda is laced with hyperbole....)
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To: NoCountryForLiberals

I’m glad since huckashmuck will hopefully go away now


131 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:03 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us nature wallpapers)
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To: krb; Blogger
They teach that “we all” are brothers.

Specifically, they teach that God the Father is a spiritual and physical being who created a large number of spirit beings in Heaven, all of whom were his sons and daughters.

One son was named Jehovah, another son was named Michael and another son was named Lucifer. There were many other sons besides.

Jehovah volunteered to help the Father redeem his future creation of mankind and the Father accepted the offer. Jehovah's brother Lucifer was jealous of this new status given to another brother instead of himself and went to war against his brother and his father.

Michael was the leader of Jehovah's other brothers who came to Jehovah's aid against Lucifer.

As a reward, Michael the spirit being became the soul of the first man, Adam and Jehovah the spirit being became the soul of the redeemer, Jesus. The spirit being Lucifer was cast down into Hell and became Satan.

This is LDS teaching on the matter.

Of course, this kind of theological discussion has no place in a presidential election.

132 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:12 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: 1curiousmind
Mitt did what he could to limit the damage caused by the Huckster already.

What damage is that? Exposing the fact that a large percentage of conservatives can't stand McCain? That isn't likely going away no matter what Huckabee does.

133 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:17 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: svcw

Yeah, I don’t think Mitt was ever a Democrat.


134 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:27 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: Robbin

Romney is yesterdays news.


135 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:35 AM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: KansasGirl
I agree, whoever is McCains veep is committing political suicide. Who wants to be an answer to the triva question:
Who was the Republican Veep nominee when Obama won the largest landslide victory in the history of America against McCain....
136 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:41 AM PST by Robbin
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To: Nick Thimmesch

I’m in no way implying he is Ronald Reagan, however, 1976 would be the most current analogy, seeing as how there was no serious contender to Reagan in 80; 84, Bush in 88; 92; Dole in 96; Bush in 00; 04 and the sentiment is really sort of the same.

For the record, so everyone understands, because if you so much as mention Reagan and _____ in the same sentence, you are accused of saying they are one and the same; NO ONE WILL EVER BE RONALD REAGAN. I actually believe...and I know this is a difficult concept for some to grasp, that each individual, is ....an individual. That does not, however, mean that analogies are inappropriate.


137 posted on 02/14/2008 10:54:56 AM PST by IMissPresidentReagan ("Don't give up your ideals, don't compromise, don't turn to expediency..."Ronald Reagan, 1976)
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To: HamiltonJay

“Huckabee crossed the line a long time ago...”

He crossed the line whenever he spoke.


138 posted on 02/14/2008 10:55:02 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: All

Folks,

What exactly did people think was going to happen?

Of course a defeated candidate endorses the party’s presumptive nominee. Or eventual nominee. There’s no difference in this case.

What exactly did people think a “brokered convention” means?

Delegates are not activists. They are state party people who are getting a free trip to a convention. That’s it. They are not hardliners of any kind. They will do what is best for the party because they have decided the party’s well being optimizes the country’s well being because of superiority over the opposition.

THAT is their perspective of principle. Spare the country the devastation of the opposition, and it’s a good perspective.

What exactly did people think those delegates were going to do? McCain was going to arrive in Minneapolis maybe 20 delegates short of a first ballot victory. Did people think delegates who are not activists were then going to stand up and say . . . we’ll go find someone who has zero delegates to draft, and we won’t care that various delegates are going to find a different someone so that no one has enough?

Of course not. They would just find the remaining 20 delegates and galvanize unity. What exactly did people think was going to be the process to galvanize unity when the McCain supporters 20 delegates short, vastly outnumbering any other faction, were backstabbed by right activists?

Of course Romney endorses the presumptive nominee. Anything else would be profoundly disloyal to the party and by extension to the country.


139 posted on 02/14/2008 10:55:11 AM PST by Owen
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To: Robbin

Folks can agree/disagree on Romney’s policies but he has shown class and dignity. He had a two front attack by McCain and huckster. Now we are stuck with McCain and his open borders. How we got to this stage is mind boggling.


140 posted on 02/14/2008 10:55:24 AM PST by rrrod
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To: HamiltonJay
How folks are backing this guy is beyond me, let alone claiming he’s a “conservative” while doing it.

I would make that exact comment about Willard.

141 posted on 02/14/2008 10:55:25 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Apple Blossom

ping


142 posted on 02/14/2008 10:55:29 AM PST by bmwcyle (the Beltway crowd is like a bunch of women who have started menstruating together)
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To: wideawake

Don’t get me wrong, I think LDS teachings are kooky. But I still think that what Huckabee did was beyond the pale.


143 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:09 AM PST by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: listenhillary

LOL, Funny stuff.....a sucker bet....:o)

Aside you wouldn’t want to take a 3 party out of state personal check without ID would ya ?:o)

Stay safe !


144 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:11 AM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But, have a plan to kill everyone you meet. )
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To: Grunthor
Well, it’s now official. A Democrat will be the next POTUS.

Afraid you're right. Hopefully the coming 4 years of hell will be enough to wake this stupid country up.

145 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:19 AM PST by 14erClimb
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To: montag813

“Enough of this nonsense. Get the Huckster out and let unify to destroy the Hildebeast or the Cokehead.”

You got a BIG 10-4 from this FredHead.


146 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:24 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Blood of Tyrants
"However, the delegates are under no obligation to do what he asks."

Good. Doesn't that mean McCain can't count them until a brokered convention? So even if they desire to follow Romney's instructions, it could still mean a brokered convention, where delegates assigned to McCain would have the opportunity to vote for Huckabee?

147 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:28 AM PST by DannyTN
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To: Robbin
Not a surprise. At this point he wants to wash his hands of the coming train wreck November will prove to be, and I can't say as I blame him.

The only question left is will we get Obama or Hillary. Obama is more radical yet less scary, imho.

Time to exert all energies towards House, Senate, and local races. Onward and upward toward divided government, our ONLY salvation.

148 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:37 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: visualops

Yes, he is an idiots and the media is using him to make all conservatives appear ridiculous.


149 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:45 AM PST by KansasGirl
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To: listenhillary

Don’t be so sure. McCain has stated he is interested in one term only. Romney might accept a VP spot on the ticket so he can be an incumbent of sorts in 2012 and have a lot of power to work with.


150 posted on 02/14/2008 10:56:50 AM PST by My Favorite Headache (Our memories remind us, Maybe road life's not so bad...)
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