Skip to comments.Sources: Romney to endorse McCain for GOP nomination
Posted on 02/14/2008 10:33:34 AM PST by Robbin
Romney has withdrawn and asked his delegates to support McCain.
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!
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.
Right. As he told us all he has a "Theology Degree" so he certainly should know.
It boils down to this.
Jesus promised his followers, “you will be hated by all nations for My names sake. And then many will be offended” (Mat. 24:9-10).
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.
Ford was no McCain though. There's no comparison.
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)
Jeez, Obama is looking better and better. Somebody slap me.
Why did he regret signing it?
Well, guess I can scrape my MITT/O8 sticker off my car.
“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.
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.
Romney is a class act, I can only hope his supporters will listen to what he has to say.
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.
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.
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?
If they want war “they got it”..
Given the treatment of Romney and Mormons in general by Huckaliar, this comes as no surprise.
..now that’s the Mitt we remember...
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?
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.
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.
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.
....ding ding ding we have a winner!!!!
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.
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...
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.
You must have been watching Fox news or something.
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).
Way to go Mitt!
I hope he chooses him as VP, because I think McCain is going to win.
I see no absolutely no evidence to support your ‘bigot’ comment.
I wonder what Romney got in return during the deal?
“I dont judge a person on his religious beliefs, otherwise, Id 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.
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.
“I was a huge Romney fan from the get go, but I agree 100% with your post. Im not saying Romney is Reagan and am not comparing the two just so its 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.
I wonder what Romney got in return during the deal?
That is the question. We shall soon see.
Yes that probably kills it. Still, as long as he is 1 delegate short, I’m for trying to stop him.
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.
He is paving the way for 2012 with this move.
I hope not.
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?
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...
There is simply no other way to characterize Huckabee's comments on Romney's faith. And I'm no Mormon.
It is not slander.
Thats what is taught, sorry.
And it is not Biblical, I know you want it to be but its not.