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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Romney has withdrawn and asked his delegates to support McCain.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: Slump Tester

“I guess Romney is about as “conservative “ as McCain.”

You are aware that Reagan endorsed Ford in ‘76?


151 posted on 02/14/2008 10:57:01 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I heard McCain say that Romney should call him and get behind him if Romney means what he said about putting the country first and wanting to be a uniter.

McCain’s tone of voice was arrogant and almost sneering.


152 posted on 02/14/2008 10:57:37 AM PST by Eva (Benedict Arnold was a war hero, too.)
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To: KansasGirl

Well, it seems DUMB to me to send his delegates McCain’s way too. So who knows.


153 posted on 02/14/2008 10:57:44 AM PST by Southerngl
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To: Revereee

You are correct and both have great posture.


154 posted on 02/14/2008 10:57:48 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Robbin

Thanks alot Mister “Reagan”....so what is McCain’s total now, Does he have enough delegates?


155 posted on 02/14/2008 10:57:52 AM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: NoCountryForLiberals

“Well how do ya Romney backers feel about your boy now?”

Makes sense in the mission to defeat Hilda-Bama.
Romney isn’t stupid.
Huckster could never dream to beat either one of them.
Let alone McCain.

Susan Estrich: “If the Republicans nominate Huckabee, I’m dancing at the inaugural ball.”

Time to defeat Hilda-Bama. Romney is smart enough to know that is most important thing now.


156 posted on 02/14/2008 10:58:03 AM PST by Names Ash Housewares
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To: rickomatic

Mormon theology is undoubtedly unusual, as is Jewish to Catholics, Amish to Baptists, and Objectivist to Methodist.

I’m satisfied to look at how thorough Mormons live, and will use that to inform my willingness to vote for a thorough Mormon like Romney.

Every single thorough Mormon I’ve run into is a paragon of their community. Almost too straight-laced, but never an evil bone in their bodies. They seem obligated to try to convert you once, and after being told “No,” they become your best friend forever.

I’m not electing a pope but a president. I’ll take any religion, so long as adherence to it doesn’t impede conservative American values.

Is any religion so ontologically pure that it can withstand the scrutiny of every item taken on faith? I think not. I’ll live with good people who result from good religious practice.


157 posted on 02/14/2008 10:58:07 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: Robbin


Buh bye, Huck!
158 posted on 02/14/2008 10:58:40 AM PST by Miss Didi ("Good heavens, woman, this is a war not a garden party!" Dr. Meade, Gone with the Wind)
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To: All
Sheesh what's the big shock here anyway? Romney said in his speech to the conservatives that he was stepping down so that the party could be united in the war on terror. That was the day after super tuesday. Too me that was an endorsement for McCain.

Not that I'm listening to his suggestion and uniting.

159 posted on 02/14/2008 10:58:44 AM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Stop comparing Romney to Reagan.

There is no comparison.

Reagan was a conservative.

Romney`s record shows he supported liberal issues and liberal causes his entire life.


160 posted on 02/14/2008 10:58:51 AM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: krb
I still think that what Huckabee did was beyond the pale.

As do I.

The only time religion should be germane to a political discussion of a candidate's fitness for office is in cases where the candidate's religion obliges him to break the law or to violate the rights of his fellow citizens.

161 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:19 AM PST by wideawake (Why is it that those who call themselves Constitutionalists know the least about the Constitution?)
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To: Slump Tester
Speak for yourself. Now Romney's just another a-hole like the rest of the "conservatives" who are endorsing that stinking RINO.

Hey. Show a little respect. John McCain is the next President of the United States!

162 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:29 AM PST by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Checkers
I think we know who the KINGMAKER is in the GOP.

RINOs of a feather flock together.

All Romney is doing is trying to diminish any conservative opposition to McCain. Why any conservative would want to congratulate him for that is a mind boggling.

163 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:38 AM PST by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: Robbin

Time to start designing and selling my “Is it 2012 Yet?” bumper stickers.


164 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:47 AM PST by 14erClimb
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To: Dems_R_Losers

“Crap. I was hoping he would not quit until after Pennsylvania’s primary so I could vote for him. I guess I will write in Rick Santorum.”

His name will probably still be on the ballot. When I mail in my ballot, it will be for Mitt.


165 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:52 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Great post. (Can you believe this conversation is still even necessary??)


166 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:57 AM PST by truthkeeper (It's the borders, stupid.)
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To: Reagan Man

Romney was never a Democrat was he?


167 posted on 02/14/2008 10:59:59 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: Uncle Miltie

Ahhh, so you are a RC theologian an expert on RC theology???


168 posted on 02/14/2008 11:00:11 AM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: xzins
I think Romney wants the VP slot real bad.

Hard to say. I think he did it to stop Huckabee once and for all, since after McCain's last 2 wins the Huckster spouted more of his fuzzy math nonsense. So this is Romney saying,"Oh yeah? I don't think so". Personally I think McCain will pick somneone with established strong conservative credentials who is younger than him. Romney does best staying off of a potentially losing team to shoot for 2012. If Mccain wins the general, the Romney is in position for VP in 2012 if Mccains veep is a good presidential candidate, or Romney runs for pres again in 2012.
169 posted on 02/14/2008 11:00:14 AM PST by visualops (artlife.us nature wallpapers)
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To: krb

It’s what he believes.


170 posted on 02/14/2008 11:00:20 AM PST by Perdogg (Vice President Richard B Cheney - A National Treasure)
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To: Invincibly Ignorant

Sheesh what’s the big shock here anyway? Romney said in his speech to the conservatives that he was stepping down so that the party could be united in the war on terror. That was the day after super tuesday. Too me that was an endorsement for McCain.”

________________

Funny, I heard the speech while driving and couldn’t catch it all. I thought he had endorsed McCain until I read on here otherwise.

Also, do you know if Fred officially endorsed McCain?


171 posted on 02/14/2008 11:00:55 AM PST by 1curiousmind (Republican Primary now mimicks Survivor- only the truly gifted liars are left)
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To: Robbin

Better to endorse McCain than the real sleazy bucket in the race Huckabee.


172 posted on 02/14/2008 11:00:56 AM PST by maui_hawaii
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To: Robbin

A pox on ALL of them.


173 posted on 02/14/2008 11:01:08 AM PST by Pravious
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To: Checkers

I feel the same about Romney. I just wish that HuckleBerry would have had the sense to get out of the race and leave it to Mit and John. It might have been a horserace then. Now it doesn’t matter.


174 posted on 02/14/2008 11:01:38 AM PST by kempster
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To: Robbin

This hardly surprised me. CAVE IN.


175 posted on 02/14/2008 11:01:56 AM PST by gunservative
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To: cdbull23

I don’t like McCain any more than most of you, but thank God we can avoid a brokered convention. That would be about the stupidest thing we could do among a string of very stupid things being done for a very very long time.


176 posted on 02/14/2008 11:02:32 AM PST by maui_hawaii
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To: ninergold3

“I know Zero about the LDS doctrine.”

Then you know more than Huckabee.


177 posted on 02/14/2008 11:02:38 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: NoCountryForLiberals
"Well how do ya Romney backers feel about your boy now?"

Hardly a "backer" other than first it was Hunter, then Thompson and then Romney as the choices got thinner and thinner...

But I'm not sure what the expectation was after his withdrawal speech. To hold his delegates and bring some sort of doomed fight to the convention? That would have been disruptive as well as so counter productive that it's not even thinkable.

No, I will take him at his word about winning the war on terror and that electing either of the rats would ensure full blown surrender.

I don't like McCain just like I didn't like Nixon, Ford or Bush but they were so far better than the alternative I held my nose and voted for them just like I'll hold my nose and vote for McCain. He, like Nixon, Ford and Bush, has ideas that are anathema to me but he'll be better to our troops than any rat in the race.

That's life, full of imperfect choices and bad alternatives, but by God I'll never, ever allow our troops to have their legs cut out from underneath them by doing anything that helps a rat to command them.

I hope, and pray, that Romney feels the same way. In that case I feel pretty proud of him.

178 posted on 02/14/2008 11:02:39 AM PST by Proud_texan (Stop global whining)
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To: My Favorite Headache
"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."

With a either Obama and McCain as POTUS for four years, am I the only one who questions whether or not there will even be a "2012"?

179 posted on 02/14/2008 11:02:42 AM PST by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: krb
Huckabee feigned ignorance

EXACTLY! That is when I saw the true character, or lack of character, of Huckabee. He did it again when he made an attack add, said he wouldn't show it, then showed it to the ENEMEDIA! After that stunt, I knew there is NO WAY I would ever vote for him.

A candidate can change their position on issues and we have to decide if we will trust them or not. But when a person shows their true character during an election, it doesn't matter how many pledges they sign or how many times they change where they stand on an issue, their character is there for all to see.
I have no respect for Mr. Huckabee!

180 posted on 02/14/2008 11:02:43 AM PST by jan in Colorado ("It's easier to believe a lie one hears 1,000 times than to believe a fact that one has never heard)
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To: 1curiousmind

Kinda confusing. I’m not sure whether all these endorsements are official or not.


181 posted on 02/14/2008 11:03:05 AM PST by Invincibly Ignorant
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To: Robbin

The rules for the delegates differ state by state, but as far as I know they cannot be “ordered” by a candidate to do anything. They are often bound to vote for the candidate in the first ballot, or in the first several ballots, but after that they can do what they want or what state party rules say they can. So the delegates themselves can’t be given away. It’s a withdrawal from the race and an endorsement. No transfer of delegates.


182 posted on 02/14/2008 11:03:09 AM PST by Greg F (I feel a thrill going up my leg when Laura Ingraham speaks. Am I as weird as Chris Matthews?)
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To: listenhillary

yep


183 posted on 02/14/2008 11:03:17 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: Checkers
post to 151

AT LEAST Reagan waited until the convention to do so. Myth just wants to plant the stake into the heart of Huck.

There is no way Myth is going to be the leader of the conservative movement. This move is to stop Hucklebee from getting this 'title'.
184 posted on 02/14/2008 11:03:44 AM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: krb
Don’t get me wrong, I think LDS teachings are kooky. But I still think that what Huckabee did was beyond the pale.

Yeah, but by saying that God had multiple sons, it is denying that Jesus is God (God and Jesus are one), thereby proving that Mormons aren't Christians. Christians believe that Christ was God. Huck simply spoke the truth and it was spun by the dims and the media.

185 posted on 02/14/2008 11:03:45 AM PST by Soliton
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To: Robbin
Somebody give Huck a bus ticket back to Arkansas.
186 posted on 02/14/2008 11:04:01 AM PST by kempo (H)
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To: xzins

mccain has to ask romney. only way to seal the deal. it would make me feel better cause i don’t think john will live very long. still have to think about whether i would vote for mccain if Mitt is on the ticket.


187 posted on 02/14/2008 11:04:27 AM PST by libbylu (Ann and I will be campaigning for Hill. Official Ann Coulter Defender and MITTen.)
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To: krb

heh-heh


188 posted on 02/14/2008 11:04:39 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: KansasGirl
McCain is Romney’s stocking horse.

I wonder if he goes around in his stalking feet, too. </s>

189 posted on 02/14/2008 11:05:19 AM PST by logician2u
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To: listenhillary
Now that there is zero change of a brokered convention, it is time Huckabee to bow out gracefully and do so in such a way that his Christian backers will understand that the most important thing we can do as a party is unite to keep Hillary or Obama out of the Whitehouse.
190 posted on 02/14/2008 11:05:19 AM PST by NavyCanDo
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To: Robbin

good for Romney...he;’s a gentlman and should have a great political future because of this. We are facing the juggernaut named Obama at this point..and we need every vote.

Unless of course Hillary pulls a sly move and manages to get Mich and Florida seated....but that will also be the end of the dem party.


191 posted on 02/14/2008 11:05:37 AM PST by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: NoCountryForLiberals
I think he made the right choice.

McCain is a better choice than either of the Dems. Huckabee doesn't have a chance of winning the nomination.

It's time for the Republicans that can stomach it to start rallying around the person that is going to be their candidate regardless of if they want him to be or not.

Of course in my opinion Huckabee is even worse that McCain. Huckabee has too muck of a problem with the truth to really be the social conservative he claims to be, and he's a fiscal liberal and clueless on foreign affairs.

McCain is a horrible choice, Huckabee is even worse.

192 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:20 AM PST by untrained skeptic
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To: elizabetty

“Pay back is a bitch, Huck.”

Yep, as much as I am dismayed by McCain being our nominee, the only thing that would be worse IMO is Huckabee. I have to say, Romney giving McCain his delegates - makes me smile a little. Oh well, The Huck will be spending the weekend in the Cayman Islands, collecting his $$$$.


193 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:22 AM PST by Minn. 4 Bush
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To: NoCountryForLiberals
I think Romney did the only thing he knew he could do.

Huckabee is a buffoon and not qualified for office.... McCain is way out in front and will get the nod one way or another...

Its about like pulling tape off your leg... you can either pull it bit by bit and ouch ouch ouch all the way....

Or you can rip it off and get over with the pain...

Romney sees the sheer stupidity that some people are promoting and hence apparently has chosen the lesser of two evils....he rip the tape off the leg and 'just got it over with'....

Which that is a good thing.

194 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:37 AM PST by maui_hawaii
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To: Katya

195 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:52 AM PST by Fred (Looking Forward to Impeaching the other Clinton)
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To: listenhillary

Not to my knowledge.

Romney was a liberal independent, however, and at one time or another betrayed the Constitution and spoke out against Reaganism, the Contract With America and the Republican Party. Not to mention supporting Roe v Wade, gun control, gay rights and promoting nationalized health care. But of course, evberything changed when Romney decided to run for POTUS in 2005.

I don’t remember Reagan engaging in those politics as a Democrat or a Republican. Do you?


196 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:54 AM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Fred

Romney can ask his delegates to vote for McCain, but he can’t order them to. They can vote for whomever they want to. Most of them will probably vote for McCain, but some probably won’t, perhaps even if Huckabee has withdrawn before the convention.


197 posted on 02/14/2008 11:06:56 AM PST by The Pack Knight (Duty, Honor, Country.)
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To: Blogger

That sounds like something you read on the tabloids at the checkout stand — right up there with “two-headed baby born speaking ancient Aramaic and juggling 6 tennis balls born to a mermaid”


198 posted on 02/14/2008 11:07:13 AM PST by awakened (Remember -- There are no dead atheists.)
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To: krb

“LDS people think that we all are brothers, so that happens to include Jesus and anyone else. Huckabee feigned ignorance and tried to make it sound like Mormons worship Satan just like Jesus. 1) It was a stupid low blow, and 2) As a trained religious guy, Huckster should know better”

Huckabee knew what he was doing.


199 posted on 02/14/2008 11:07:39 AM PST by Checkers (McCain: "Hillary Clinton would make a good President.")
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To: awakened
Nah.... Mitt looked at Juan and said “This boy’s gonna win — so I’ll settle for VP”

McSlug will be a one term president. Mitt would be in perfect position to run in 2012.

200 posted on 02/14/2008 11:08:00 AM PST by jslade (People who are easily offended......OFFEND ME!)
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