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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Romney has withdrawn and asked his delegates to support McCain.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: TCats
"You might be closer to the truth than you think. The Mayan, Aztec, I-Ching and several others predict something big around 2012 a la end of time or other such disaster. I'm not into this stuff but it IS pretty creepy that there are these indications from independent and completely separate sources. I guess we'll just have to wait and see."

I am not a Chicken Little and I won't even watch "The Left Behind Series" but I just get this feeling that fateful decisions are being made right now, from which there will be no turning back and will lead to our destruction.

A hell of thing to feel on Valentines Day!

251 posted on 02/14/2008 11:23:01 AM PST by Bokababe ( http://www.savekosovo.org)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan
With this move, I disagree. I’m a huge “Mitt”en...but I just can’t stomach McCain. However, I’m sure Romney has his eye on 2012, just like Reagan had his eye on 1980 in ‘76.

As someone who liked Romney, as the next best of the candidates after Hunter and Thompson, I hope you are right in the sense that Reagan also spent those intervening years writing and speaking for the conservative cause. For me to really be excited about Romney in the next round, he has to do a lot to shore up his conservative credentials as a matter of principal, not political expedience. Still, if I sound cynical, I do like him, think he's a good man, think he can make a great candidate, but needs to finish the journey to a true leader of the conservative movement.

252 posted on 02/14/2008 11:23:12 AM PST by JewishRighter (Why, oh Why can't it be Hunter???)
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To: krb
2) As a trained religious guy, Huckster should know better.

Right. As he told us all he has a "Theology Degree" so he certainly should know.

253 posted on 02/14/2008 11:23:14 AM PST by Hattie
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To: y'all

It boils down to this.

Jesus promised his followers, “you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake. And then many will be offended” (Mat. 24:9-10).


254 posted on 02/14/2008 11:23:47 AM PST by LowOiL (Duncan Hunter .. accept no conservative substitute... it can cause cancer of the heart...)
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To: Southerngl
One thing other than delegates that Mitt Romney brings to the table is his personal fortune. The fact is that in these primaries, both Hillary and Obama have accumulated far more contributions than any of the Republicans. Much of this money comes from corporate contributors who are betting that this will be a Democratic year. It is said that money is the mother's milk of politics. Mitt Romney has money, not as much as a Ross Perot or a Michael Bloomberg, but still sufficient to provide some offset to the imbalance in favor of the Democrats. If Romney is McCain's vice presidential choice, the Arizona senator will have a better funded campaign.

The Republicans must deal with the likelihood of considerable defections to the Libertarian and Constitution Parties and to apathy. If Ron Paul runs on either or both of the lines, he may get at least 5% of the vote. If the two parties run the usual unknown people, the combined percentage may be 2%, but still higher than the 1/2% they will get on a combined basis. Evangelical Christian participation will dip, as it did in the 1990s when lower turnout among evangelicals helped sink the elder Bush's re-election drive in 1992 and Bob Dole's run in 1996. All the whining about the evils of Obama or Hillary will not work any better than ranting against Bill Clinton did in 1996. Disaffection is higher than in the past. States Bush carried in 2004 like Virginia, Colorado, and Nevada will be in jeopardy.

McCain is an underdog to begin with, but the recent Obama surge may be a blessing. He may be able to appeal to blue collar and rural whites and Hispanics who are traditional Democrats but have been lukewarm to Obama. We may see states like Michigan, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania go Republican, even though the GOP loses states like Virginia and Colorado.

255 posted on 02/14/2008 11:23:57 AM PST by Wallace T.
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To: Checkers
"You are aware that Reagan endorsed Ford in ‘76?

Ford was no McCain though. There's no comparison.

256 posted on 02/14/2008 11:23:57 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: svcw

Then I suppose I have no core, because I belong to no religion?

I just have a different view than you do I suppose. I don’t judge a person on his religious beliefs, otherwise, I’d never NEVER talk to any Baptist ever again. I judge a person on how he/she lives their lives. The way one conducts oneself is more telling than what type of pew he/she sits in on Sunday (or Saturday)


257 posted on 02/14/2008 11:24:15 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: Robbin
WASS.
258 posted on 02/14/2008 11:24:43 AM PST by Carry_Okie (When He comes back, He'll be pissed.)
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To: rickomatic
Huckabee shouldn’t have crossed the line with the “Jesus and the Devil are brothers” crap Mormon doctrine.

There....I fixed it for you.


As a Mormon, let me say you are ignorant of the Bible and of what we believe. I have already rebutted this on this thread, go here to see the Truth about Mormon belief on this made up issue.
259 posted on 02/14/2008 11:25:13 AM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: Robbin

Jeez, Obama is looking better and better. Somebody slap me.


260 posted on 02/14/2008 11:25:19 AM PST by floozy22
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To: Reagan Man

Why did he regret signing it?


261 posted on 02/14/2008 11:25:28 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: maica

Well, guess I can scrape my MITT/O8 sticker off my car.


262 posted on 02/14/2008 11:25:39 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: NoCountryForLiberals

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

It was expected. Romney was a moderate that could be stomached. But no one expected that he’d take a hard conservative stand and abandon the party because a liberal got the nomination.


263 posted on 02/14/2008 11:26:03 AM PST by elfman2 ("As goes Fallujah, so goes central Iraq and so goes the entire country" -Col Coleman, USMC ,4/2004)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

I read your dumb post. Frankly, I’m sick and tired of these repeated efforts to morph Romney into a Reagan clone. And mentioning Romney in the same sentence with Reagan is an insult to the Reagan legacy. Period.


264 posted on 02/14/2008 11:26:20 AM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: Robbin

Romney is a class act, I can only hope his supporters will listen to what he has to say.


265 posted on 02/14/2008 11:26:56 AM PST by jpf
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

Most likely Romney has his eye on McCain-Romney in ‘08. This would be the fast track to Romney ‘12 while helping to pull some of the base back in.


266 posted on 02/14/2008 11:27:15 AM PST by CMAC51
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To: NoCountryForLiberals
According to his CPAC speech, it was clear that he said he would support the nominee for the good of the war on terror and our troops. So this is no surprise.

Mathematically, McCain is now the presumptive nominee no matter how many miracles the Huckster is wishing for.

At first, I didn't think I could ever support McCain. However, the more I read about Obama and his leftist positions, and the more I think about Bill and Hill back in our White House, I have decided I can support McCain. Two crucial issues dictate the decision:
1)support of our troops and their mission and;
2) SCOTUS nominees.
Both issues could change the course of history forever and will, most definitely, influence the kind of country our children and grandchildren will inherit.

Slit a vein or vote McCain? I'm going to vote McCain. Allowing the dems to win is potential suicide.

267 posted on 02/14/2008 11:27:52 AM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Don't blame me, I told everyone we had to unite for Mitt in order to stop McCain.)
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To: DelphiUser

Why do I get the feeling that the idiots disparaging Romney as believing Jesus and Satan were brothers (1) aren’t religious themselves, and (2) to the extent they claim to be Christians have forgotten that Satan was once an angel of God?


268 posted on 02/14/2008 11:28:06 AM PST by Kryptonite (Keep Democrats Out of Power!)
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To: LowTaxesEqualProsperity

If they want war “they got it”..


269 posted on 02/14/2008 11:28:26 AM PST by JSDude1 (http://www.wnd.com/index.php?fa=PAGE.view&pageId=56306 "MoveON McCain" To find McCain's Sorros)
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To: TAdams8591

Given the treatment of Romney and Mormons in general by Huckaliar, this comes as no surprise.


270 posted on 02/14/2008 11:28:31 AM PST by Grunthor (Conservative in voluntary exile since 2006.)
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To: Robbin

..now that’s the Mitt we remember...


271 posted on 02/14/2008 11:28:38 AM PST by WalterSkinner ( In Memory of My Father--WWII Vet and Patriot 1926-2007)
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To: ninergold3
As a student of the Bible, I would be interested in your comments on My response to this question
272 posted on 02/14/2008 11:28:41 AM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: jveritas
Mitt Romney is a great man and a great Patriot. God bless him.

Agree and if I were to guess, Romney does not want to be VP. It is time for Huck to get off the stage. The curtain is down. Wanta bet he won't?

273 posted on 02/14/2008 11:29:07 AM PST by Hattie
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To: JewishRighter

I was a huge Romney fan from the get go, but I agree 100% with your post. I’m not saying Romney is Reagan and am not comparing the two just so it’s clear, but I think Romney could use the next four years to work in the conservative movement and will maybe fair better next go around.


274 posted on 02/14/2008 11:29:12 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: IMissPresidentReagan
I did not say belong to a religion,

I said their religious beliefs go to the core of who a person is. They are not necessarily the same thing.

If you believe in nothing you are likely to believe anything.

275 posted on 02/14/2008 11:29:14 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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To: Reagan Man

Sorry you are welcome to your opinion. Romney would have been a great president in my opinion. He had a vision for what America could be and what needed to be done.

That is my opinion.


276 posted on 02/14/2008 11:29:22 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

....ding ding ding we have a winner!!!!


277 posted on 02/14/2008 11:29:27 AM PST by ElectricStrawberry (27th Infantry Regiment...cut in half during the Clinton years.)
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To: Robbin
From the article:

A source familiar with the decision said Romney wants to endorse McCain “in the interest of healing.”

There would be a lot less need for healing if Romney hadn’t spent a small fortune mischaracterizing Republicans. What a sleaze, trying to look like an angel after running a sleazy campaign.

278 posted on 02/14/2008 11:29:52 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: pointsal
Well.... go read the Mormon doctrine.... truth hurts...

Lies hurt more, as a Mormon, I'd say Read This
279 posted on 02/14/2008 11:30:51 AM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: NoCountryForLiberals

i was not a Romney supporter (FDT gal myself)... but this is not shocking... he was not going to give them to the Huckster... good for Romney...


280 posted on 02/14/2008 11:30:51 AM PST by latina4dubya
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To: JewishRighter
>>>>>For me to really be excited about Romney in the next round, he has to do a lot to shore up his conservative credentials as a matter of principal, not political expedience.

For Willard to have conservative credentials, he'd first have to run for political office again and accomplish something that would promote conservatism. After 20 years of promoting conservatism as an elected official, he might get my vote.

281 posted on 02/14/2008 11:30:52 AM PST by Reagan Man (McCain Wants My Conservative Vote --- EARN IT or NO DEAL !!!)
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To: FreedomProtector

You must have been watching Fox news or something.


282 posted on 02/14/2008 11:31:28 AM PST by listenhillary (They should have hung the first person that said "there ought to be a law...")
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To: Hattie
Right. As he told us all he has a "Theology Degree" so he certainly should know.

Do Theology degrees cover every religion that is just dug up? I thought it would basically deal with Bible only, not other doctrines (unless you went to LDS college).

283 posted on 02/14/2008 11:31:41 AM PST by LowOiL (Duncan Hunter .. accept no conservative substitute... it can cause cancer of the heart...)
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To: elizabetty
Anything that puts an end to the hopes of the Huckster as Prez or VP is a good thing. That man used and abused religion for political gain. He is beneath contempt IMO.

Way to go Mitt!

I hope he chooses him as VP, because I think McCain is going to win.

284 posted on 02/14/2008 11:32:26 AM PST by redgirlinabluestate (Don't blame me, I told everyone we had to unite for Mitt in order to stop McCain.)
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To: highball

I see no absolutely no evidence to support your ‘bigot’ comment.


285 posted on 02/14/2008 11:33:47 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: Robbin

I wonder what Romney got in return during the deal?


286 posted on 02/14/2008 11:33:47 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner ("We must not forget that there is a war on and our troops are in the thick of it!"--Duncan Hunter)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

“I don’t judge a person on his religious beliefs, otherwise, I’d never NEVER talk to any Baptist ever again. I judge a person on how he/she lives their lives. The way one conducts oneself is more telling than what type of pew he/she sits in on Sunday (or Saturday)”

Thank you. It’s disturbed me as a Christian to see the people on this web-site focused on a persons religion or lack there of. Are so many so ignorant as to not understand what this country was founded on?

I am concerned that no one will ever measure up to some of these folks unless they are Born Again or an Evangelical.


287 posted on 02/14/2008 11:33:50 AM PST by Minn. 4 Bush
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To: Slump Tester
"Ford was no McCain though. There's no comparison.

Actually, there is one slight comparison. Both were products of the Good Ole Boy Congress and had been there far too long. As well, everyone was "My Friend" and they both suffered under the illusion of Bipartisanship.

Ford was not too badly beat by Carter who was from nowhere and a lousy candidate. McCain will get absolutely stomped by Hillary and this will happen no matter how much lipstick he applies in the form of a VP.

288 posted on 02/14/2008 11:34:50 AM PST by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: IMissPresidentReagan

“I was a huge Romney fan from the get go, but I agree 100% with your post. I’m not saying Romney is Reagan and am not comparing the two just so it’s clear, but I think Romney could use the next four years to work in the conservative movement and will maybe fair better next go around.”

Romney is the most interesting politician right now, except for Obama. He is playing for 2012 and this was an interesting move. I think he will not take the VP nod if he gets an offer. The prospects for a win are dim and the prospects for a landslide are very possible. He is paving the way for 2012 with this move.


289 posted on 02/14/2008 11:34:58 AM PST by rbmillerjr (Big Government Evangelicals.....leading conservatives to Landslide 2012)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

I wonder what Romney got in return during the deal?

That is the question. We shall soon see.


290 posted on 02/14/2008 11:34:59 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: cdbull23

Yes that probably kills it. Still, as long as he is 1 delegate short, I’m for trying to stop him.


291 posted on 02/14/2008 11:35:11 AM PST by The Ghost of FReepers Past (Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light..... Isaiah 5:20)
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To: Kryptonite
Huckster and many other so-called *conservatives* proved themselves to be nothing more than religious bigots the past several months.

And for that we are going to get somebody named Hussein as president for the next 4 or 8 years.

At least he ain't a once married, faithful, honorable, successful business man, Governor, fiscally conservative Mormon.
292 posted on 02/14/2008 11:35:26 AM PST by elizabetty (Mike Huckabee for President of the Confederate States of America -- Bad for the UNION)
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To: Reagan Man

I suppose you just insulted Reagan, then, according to your “dumb” standards.

Obviously you didn’t comprehend, if you did read my post. There is no attempt from me to “morph” anyone into anyone else. I did not realize, however, you held the exclusive rights to the Reagan legacy. Perhaps you should let Nancy know, as she does support embryonic stem cell reseach. She may be dismayed to know you would think she is “insulting” her husband’s legacy.


293 posted on 02/14/2008 11:35:30 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: svcw
But that what LDS teach.

I have never seen this taught in Church, it is however Biblical... Read this, and stop slandering us.
294 posted on 02/14/2008 11:35:43 AM PST by DelphiUser ("You can lead a man to knowledge, but you can't make him think")
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To: rbmillerjr

He is paving the way for 2012 with this move.

I hope not.


295 posted on 02/14/2008 11:35:46 AM PST by FreedomProtector
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To: untrained skeptic
He's NOT the better choice. He's JUST as evil as Hillary or Obama. Whose socialism do you think the Republicans in the house and senate are most likely to rubber stamp?

This idiot wants to close down Gitmo, give enemy combatants the same rights as citizens, try them in our courts and give them all evidence against them and the means of how it was all collected.

Yeah, he sure sounds like "the lesser of 2 evils"!

How can you circle the wagons around this RINO loser?

296 posted on 02/14/2008 11:36:05 AM PST by Slump Tester (-What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: Hattie
More than ever. In fact, I think I'll send him a small contribution and thank him for putting our country above ambition and self. It is time for Huck to hang it up or find his own TV show where the rest of us can turn off the dial.

Exactly...Mitt continues to outshine them all with class. Thankfully, the Huckster's sideshow can come to an end.
297 posted on 02/14/2008 11:37:07 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: fish70

You have been assimilated... You are an Obama Zombie.. anyone that can’t see that Obama is far more dangerous then Hillary must have taken the Kool Aid... Jim Jones has nothing on Obama just watch one rally and you will see for yourself.

Obama is using the Rhetoric of all the Mass Murderers in History... It is the We the People in order to unify against the divisive ones, against them the bad ... He has a 100 percent liberal voting Record. ... So who then are the bad?

If you stand on one single Conservative principle you are being labled as the Problem in America, you are the dividers, Conservatives will be equated to the KKK and if enough by off on it the momentum may be so great that a new Progressive Liberal dawn will engulf America for a Generation...


298 posted on 02/14/2008 11:37:07 AM PST by tomnbeverly (If Islamic Jihad is an existential threat then the candidate that should be POTUS is a no brainer.)
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To: FreedomProtector
I see no absolutely no evidence to support your ‘bigot’ comment.

There is simply no other way to characterize Huckabee's comments on Romney's faith. And I'm no Mormon.

299 posted on 02/14/2008 11:38:23 AM PST by highball ("I never should have switched from scotch to martinis." -- the last words of Humphrey Bogart)
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To: DelphiUser

It is not slander.
Thats what is taught, sorry.
And it is not Biblical, I know you want it to be but its not.


300 posted on 02/14/2008 11:39:15 AM PST by svcw (The main thing is to keep the main thing the main thing.)
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