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‘Where’s Mitt?’
National Review Online ^ | 10/28/08 | Kathryn Jean Lopez

Posted on 10/29/2008 6:34:55 AM PDT by Reaganesque

It’s been the most frequently asked question I’ve gotten from National Review Online readers and conservatives over e-mail and in person since the market chaos and subsequent bailout circus began.

My answer these last few months has always been: Turn on MSNBC. Turn on FOX. Google a conservative candidate for Congress. Romney is liable to turn up.

And yet, a ridiculous item on the Internet yesterday suggested that he’s been in hiding, keeping a “low profile nationally” and unwilling to help out Republicans who aren’t a sure thing.

There are problems with that contention: Why do I keep seeing the man on television? Is any Republican a shoe-in this year? Someone get Norm Coleman on the phone with the good news! Because Romney is scheduled to campaign with the Minnesota senator, who is fighting for his political life against the not-so-funny prospect of Senator Al Franken. The images on his website blog do not suggest someone who’s decided to sit out the election — they suggest someone still engaged in the election year. Nor does his travelog, as he’s been doing McCain surrogate events everywhere from Pennylvania and Colorado to Nevada and Texas (among other places including Oregon, Georgia, Nashville ... ). Nor do his post-debate spin-room appearances or his interview on The Laura Ingraham Show this morning suggest that Mitt is standing down on election 2008.

Romney’s been in Virginia helping Keith Fimian in that newly blue-leaning state. He’s campaigned for Michele Bachman, now a favorite of MSNBC. He’s raised money for John Sununu in New Hampshire and Oregon senator Gordon Smith — both of whose reelection prospects are far from guaranteed. The list goes on.

Since Romney suspended his campaign and subsequently formed the Free and Strong America political action committee in April, he has donated approximately $202,000 to 75 GOP candidates, according to numbers made available to NRO from the PAC. Romney has also made an additional $173,000 in donations through flexible spending accounts to five affiliated state PACS, including $10,000 to the National Organization for Marriage, which is working to pass Proposition 8 in California, and $5,000 to stop a ballot initiative in Massachusetts to decriminalize marijuana.

And when the McCain campaign famously withdrew from Michigan, Romney contributed $50,000 to the demoralized GOP there. According to his PAC, “The total amount of financial support to GOP candidates and conservative causes through Romney-controlled state and federal PACs is $375,000.”

The web piece further blamed former Romney aides for being the source of the Sarah-Palin-is-a-diva complaints coming out of the McCain camp, presumably meant to damage her post-election prospects should the Republican ticket lose next week. The problem with that is: Most of Romney’s inner circle is still his inner circle — some having come from the business world, others being Massachusetts people now running his PAC. Others returned to Washington, and are doing McCain surrogate work, but are far from campaign insiders. Whomever is shooting at Palin from the McCain camp is not doing Romney’s bidding.

The good news for Mitt Romney is folks care what he’s doing. And someone out there sees him as enough of a threat to their ambitions to try to wound him. That rarely happens to irrelevant also-rans.

When longtime Romney spokesman Eric Fernstrom was asked about the former Massachusetts governor’s future on Monday, the longtime aide suggested Romney’s 2008 presidential ambitions weren’t running his life: “Gov. Romney had his shot at the White House, and he lost fair and square.” After a hostile primary season that highlighted some shameful instincts hostile to religious liberty both in the mainstream media and on the Right, you might not blame Romney if he went into retreat. But he never did. Romney got on the campaign trail for John McCain, defending the free-market policies that this successful businessman could no doubt run with, if he were in the driver’s seat.

Romney’s been a team player. Is it because he wants a Cabinet seat? Ask him — but I doubt it. There are easier jobs that taking over a massive bureacracy with limited freedom. Is it because he wants to be president? Ask him, but I don’t think that’s it either — and only time will tell, anyway, who will be Right prospects in a few years.


Watching him these past few months, he acts like a man who found a home on the Right, who both personally and philosophically appreciates those who were open to what he brought to the campaign trail, and continues to want to serve his country in whatever capacity she needs him. Right now, that’s by fundraising, contributing, and campaigning for conservative candidates and causes like the Susan B. Anthony List and Proposition 8 in California.

In his final primary-campaign speech in February, Mitt Romney said:

I entered this race because I love America, and because I love America, I feel I must now stand aside, for our party and for our country.

I will continue to stand for conservative principles. I will fight alongside you for all the things we believe in. And one of those things is that we cannot allow the next President of the United States to retreat in the face of evil extremism.

And so he campaigns for candidates who share his general vision of the world. Romney was with McCain in Ohio on Monday. He’ll be in New Hampshire on Wednesday campaigning for congressional candidates Jeb Bradley and Jennifer Horn. And then he’ll take off for get-out-the-vote rallies.

If you’re wondering where Mitt is — and you can suspend some of your cynicism — the answer might just be: Where he can be of use. If you take him at his word and his schedule, that’s what it reads like anyway.

Kathryn Jean Lopez is the editor of National Review Online.


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; 2012; antichrist; campaign; conspiracy; elections; mccain; mittromney; mormon; obama; palin; romney; team
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To: CommerceComet
Mitt Romney hasn't ever appeared arrogant to me. If anything, he's gone out of his way to be self-deprecating often joking about his hair and his favorite, starched shirts.

If anyone has been arrogant during this campaign (other than Obama) it's people like Tom Ridge:

Former Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, speaking to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, said the race would have been different in his state, which has 21 electoral votes, if McCain had chosen him as running mate instead of Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

"I think we'd be foolish not to admit it publicly," he said...

Mitt Romney would never say anything that arrogant or classless in a million years. Yet, he is attacked and Tom Ridge ignored. Hmmm.

201 posted on 10/29/2008 1:57:38 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Rameumptom
No. Romney, Kennedy, Hillary, and Kerry were on the SAME SIDE.

Sen. John Kerry to Don Imus on RomneyCARE=HillaryCARE: "I like this health care bill".

Sen. Hillary Clinton on RomneyCARE=HillaryCARE: "To come up with a bipartisan plan in this polarized environment is commendable."


202 posted on 10/29/2008 2:02:47 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Rameumptom
Exactly true. Good point. You know, I was wishing for Romney/Palin 08. Oh well.

Here's more from Lopez on NR's Corner:

The Anti-Romney Campaign [Kathryn Jean Lopez]

I feel like the primary campaign isn't over as fingers point to Mitt Romney supposedly trying to take down Sarah Palin. The whole thing is a distraction Dems must be grateful for.

If the former Massachusetts governor is trying to do Palin in for the sake of his future, why has he been on TV and radio defending her? (Thanklessly, too; conservatives don't even see him when he's on David Gregory's show — just my hunch.)

People — e-mailers have been since I wrote on this last night — will point to items on the web about his former campaign spokesman, Kevin Madden, who is now with the Glover Park Group, being critical of Palin as evidence Team Romney is moving full-speed ahead toward 2012. But Kevin's back in D.C., in his and his family's post-Romney mode. He's also been a Palin defender on TV — including in an interview where he has been accused of trashing her — but also offers honest analysis of the campaign, missteps and all. But whatever Kevin says, wherever he says it, that's Madden speaking now, not Mitt Romney. The primary actually is long over.
http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=YjhlZDExN2VmODYxZDM1OTUzYzM2Y2MyZjNkMTk4MDM=

203 posted on 10/29/2008 2:02:59 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: redgirlinabluestate

Same c**p, different day from a bunch of Pharisees.

The IQ level around here has dropped with the rise of hysteria.


204 posted on 10/29/2008 2:04:52 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Repentance is a contract with God for a second life - St. John Climacus)
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To: Reno232
If that’s true, then why is it that the majority of these anti Mitt folks are also over on the religious boards bashing Mormon’s in general?

Part of it is anti-Mormonism, but a larger part is jealousy. Mitt represents everything they will never have and never be.

205 posted on 10/29/2008 2:07:59 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Repentance is a contract with God for a second life - St. John Climacus)
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To: redgirlinabluestate
Yet, he is attacked and Tom Ridge ignored. Hmmm.

Go back to that thread and see my comment which is #93. Without going back and reading the entire thread, my recollection is that almost every comment on the thread was negative about Ridge. I don't know how anyone could conclude that somehow Ridge's comment was ignored.

206 posted on 10/29/2008 2:18:59 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah

That’s a shame. In a Utopian world, those types would only be found on the liberal side, on the DU, etc., not here. Perhaps there are enemies among us indeed.


207 posted on 10/29/2008 2:23:33 PM PDT by Reno232
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To: CommerceComet

Let me rephrase. I missed that thread. While Ridge has come out and directly insulted Palin there has been one article (same one posted twice) on FR and little to no controversy in the blogosphere. On the other hand, while Mitt Romney has continuously sung Palin’s praises and campaigned around the country for her, there are countless threads smearing Mitt Romney on FR for days on end and a conspiracy theory hysteria in the blogosphere.


208 posted on 10/29/2008 2:32:39 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Reno232

Being pro-abortion and pro-socialized healthcare are liberal positions. That’s his history.

I oppose anyone who supports those things, regardless of what religious affiliation they claim.

I oppose Romney for those reasons just as I opposed Clinton for those reasons, even though Clinton called himself a Christian.

When their actions belie their words, they’re hypocrites and can’t be trusted, no matter WHO it is.

When someone with a history all of a sudden changes his or her position right at election time, my only thought is that that person is merely saying what they think people want to hear so they can get into office.

IOW, I think that they’re lying. Trust needs to be earned. It’s not earned by saying one thing and doing another.


209 posted on 10/29/2008 2:34:29 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Reaganesque

“Where’s Mitt?” you ask?

Well, dummy me forgot to mention that Mitt Romney and Jack Kemp were with John McCain on Monday holding an economic event in the building directly across the street from where I work:

http://www.newsnet5.com/politics/17810382/detail.html


210 posted on 10/29/2008 3:21:32 PM PDT by GOP_Lady
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To: metmom
Okay, I can respect your positions but I have a few questions. When you say their actions belie their words, how do you feel about Ronald Reagan? You do realize he signed the abortion bill as Gov. in Calif. You also realize that he increased taxes by one billion as Gov. in Calif. as well. Remember the Reagan amnesty bill? He championed the Brady bill as well. Do you want to talk about the Supreme court picks?

So, how do you feel about Reagan? I feel he was one of the greatest Presidents we've ever had despite these issues. You? Many trusted Reagan despite all this just as many trust Romney as well. Remember as well, Reagan was a Dem. just 4 years before running as Governor.

BTW, the Romney health care plan WAS NOT SOCIALIZED HEALYHCARE. His health care (i.e. hospitals, doctors, etc.) was not run by the government. Respected conservatives helped Romney craft it. Just the facts mam.

211 posted on 10/29/2008 3:22:13 PM PDT by Reno232
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To: redgirlinabluestate
Let me rephrase....there are countless threads smearing Mitt Romney on FR for days on end and a conspiracy theory hysteria in the blogosphere.

You might want to get ready to rephrase again.

I did a search on the Free Republic using the word "Romney" which showed 15 threads in October with several of them positively commenting about his actions on the campaign trail for McCain/Palin or other Republican candidates. By my count, there were three which complained about Romney's associates attacking Palin. Two of those were posted today, the other Monday. That doesn't seem to be countless threads going on for days.

BTW, if go back to post #47, you'll see that I complimented Romney on his campaigning. I don't know about his associates so I withhold judgment on them. Three different conservative authors have recently raised this issue in the three threads noted above. I wouldn't dismiss this too quickly. There's enough smoke that there could be a fire here.

212 posted on 10/29/2008 3:22:25 PM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: Elsie

Sure.


213 posted on 10/29/2008 3:27:57 PM PDT by svcw (Great selection of gift baskets: http://baskettastic.com/)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Mitt represents everything they will never have and never be.

True. Only Mitt Romney has been a shape-shifting backstabber.
FReepers are not like that.

214 posted on 10/29/2008 5:05:49 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Reaganesque
Interesting use of words. You use "his staff" seeming to indicate that a bunch of former Romney supporters are involved but then indicate that its only Kevin Madden you are talking about. Then you say "anti-Palin" stories as if there are many that Mr. Madden has put out there and yet, I can only find the one criticism from his CNN interview. And even there, the criticism, by any reasonable standard, is minor. So, I do have to wonder about your choice of words. Making the allegation of a wide-ranging conspiracy based on a single man's (a man who is working FOR the McCain/Palin campaign, by the way) minor critique is something I have come to expect from the Left and its buddies in the media. So, coming back to my main point: wouldn't your energies be better and more constructively directed towards Barak Obama, a clear, direct and present danger to the very political foundations of our country?

I appreciate your opinion here, but Madden's public quotes are not what is coming into question. There are other former Romney staffers on the McCain campaign, and yes, I think they are involved. This isn't about Romney, except that I would expect him to get to the bottom of it and straighten out his guys if he seeks to work with them in the future. As for McCain, he might want to consider sacking them or finding a mail room for them to spend the duration of their service to his campaign. As for your assertion that I should be spending my time to volunteer for McCain and stop an Obama presidency, you obviously didn't read the blog I included on my comment.

In the past 5 days, I've traveled 4 states away (on my own money, and own time) to volunteer in a battleground state. Since my arrival here, I've made 1,783 calls, recruited 15 new volunteers and put them to work, attended 2 rallies, spent 6 hours street-side campaigning, and get hundreds of visitors a day to my blog in support of this campaign.

I think I'm doing a lot and don't at all appreciate your comparison of my comments resembling "the left." Since I'm working my tail off to win AND at the same time, I want the saboteurs out of the McCain/Palin campaign.

215 posted on 10/29/2008 6:55:39 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (Obama/Pelosi/Reid - the Axis of Taxes (I didn't come up with that, borrowing from another FReeper.))
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To: CommerceComet
I am not sure we should hijack this thread with this peripheral issue since it is not very important, but now that it is a dead thread......

I stand by my last comment. If you only searched "Romney" then you would have missed many of the threads. You would have missed all of the Palin threads about her being "irked by aides" or going "rogue" or "off script" or the ones about "2012" which all devolved into anti-Romney conspiracy threads as well.

In any event, a good deal of time and effort has been spent smearing a man who has done more campaigning/fundraising for the ticket than all of the other former candidates. It's sad.

Lastly, not sure which conservative authors you are referring to, but suffice it to say, the American Spectator - Prowler, which started this frenzy, has been no friend of Mitt Romney's throughout this election process. Additionally, several other conservative authors/bloggers have always supported other candidates or have been outright anti-Romney. So I consider the source and their motivations.

216 posted on 10/29/2008 7:28:34 PM PDT by redgirlinabluestate
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To: Mitt Romney
No

Well then; YOU will have to point out the ones YOU think are lies, from the rest of the facts, or folks will not be able to tell which is which and have to assume that it is ALL the truth.

217 posted on 10/30/2008 5:41:36 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Citizen Blade
An imperfect Republican in power is better than a Democrat of any stripe.

Now we're getting somewhere!

218 posted on 10/30/2008 5:42:18 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Tennessee Nana
He said the “we cant send them back” and “we have to find a pathwaty to citizenship” for them...

SURE we can!!

KJV Matthew 22:11-13
11. And when the king came in to see the guests, he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:
12. And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless.
13. Then said the king to the servants, Bind him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

219 posted on 10/30/2008 5:44:59 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Canticle_of_Deborah
Part of it is anti-Mormonism, but a larger part is jealousy.

But...

Which is WHICH??

The lurkers have NO way of knowing unless it is pointed out quite accurately.

220 posted on 10/30/2008 5:48:10 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: metmom
Being pro-abortion and pro-socialized healthcare are liberal positions. That is FACT!

All the spinning in the WORLD canNOT change it!

221 posted on 10/30/2008 5:50:19 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: redgirlinabluestate
but now that it is a dead thread......

and we don't want it to go on for days. ;-)

which all devolved into anti-Romney conspiracy threads as well.

Personally, I haven't sensed this as a big problem but I don't claim to read every thread, although I usually read the ones having to do with Palin. Since Mitt Romney got in the race, I have sensed too much defensiveness at times by the Romney people.

222 posted on 10/30/2008 5:51:01 AM PDT by CommerceComet
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To: Reno232
BTW, the Romney health care plan WAS NOT SOCIALIZED HEALYHCARE. His health care (i.e. hospitals, doctors, etc.) was not run by the government.

Just CONTROLLED by...
Just MANDATED by...
Just REQUIRED by...
Just AUTHORIZED by...
You get idea; right?

223 posted on 10/30/2008 5:52:21 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: CommerceComet

at TIMES???


224 posted on 10/30/2008 5:54:19 AM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

The DMV

Just CONTROLLED by...
Just MANDATED by...
Just REQUIRED by...
Just AUTHORIZED by...

You get the idea, right? The DMV isn’t socialism either.

Do some research on real socialism & then we’ll talk.


225 posted on 10/30/2008 7:45:04 AM PDT by Reno232
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To: CommerceComet

Well, if you read all the Romney threads, with all the persistent lies, by the usual suspects, many of them Mormon haters, each and every thread, you would understand why. Lies must be corrected and cannot be allowed to stand.


226 posted on 10/30/2008 9:24:52 AM PDT by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Diogenesis
LOL.

First it was Dick Morris. Now you are sending me political cartoons from a Liberal as the "truth" about Romney. What is especially ironic is this cartoonists take on Palin this Sunday which he titles "A message to Sarah Palin". I won't post the cartoon as it isn't worthy of the bandwidth here on FR. But below is the link.

Given the topic of this thread it is ironic that we have come full circle. You are the one promoting the liberal people who trash Sarah Palin. This thread for you has been a very bad case of projection. It's time to hold yourself to the same standard you claim Romney should hold. Lets see who is promoting anti-Palin liberals on FR? Mitt Romney or Diogenesis? I suggest you take a step away from the keyboard. Think about things for a bit until Next Tuesday is over do some real soul searching. Ask yourself why your ideas match Horsey, Dick Morris and Barney Frank. And then get back to us here on FR when you have found your conservative bona fides again.

Horsey's anit-Palin political cartoon from this Sunday

Horsey is wrong on Romney and wrong on Palin. only someone obsessed with RDS would fail to see that.

227 posted on 10/30/2008 10:58:06 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Rameumptom
Great post Rameumptom. We will go a long ways towards restoring sanity here when we finally conclude there are liberals here disguised as Conservatives. Those so called “Conservatives” that continue to post articles & the like from liberals & the liberal MSM in a transparent attempt to further liberalism & sow seeds of division here should be seen for what they are.

Thanks for nailing it.

228 posted on 10/30/2008 11:16:25 AM PDT by Reno232
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To: Rameumptom
You should come off of your LSD.

No conservative supports RINO-Romney the venal, shapeshifting backstabber.

And, like all conservatives, I support McCain/Palin despite your false postings.
Your are as disingenuous as your venal Master, Romney.


229 posted on 10/30/2008 11:24:29 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TAdams8591
"Lies must be corrected and cannot be allowed to stand.

Which is exactly why patriotic FReepers have exposed Myth Romney for what a shapeshifter he is.

"Look, I was an Independent during the time of Reagan/Bush.
I am not trying to return to Reagan/Bush."

(Mitt Romney, 1994 Senate Debate, Boston, MA, 10/25/94)

"I wasn't a Ronald Reagan conservative."
(Mitt Romney In Interview with Marc Ambinder,
"Romney Explains Himself," National Journal, 2/9/07)

"I'm very clear I think, to the people across the Commonwealth -
my "R" didn't stand so much for Republican as it does for reform.
"
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)

"I'm not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values.
That's not what brings me to the race.
"
(Romney Video, accessed 9/19/07)


230 posted on 10/30/2008 11:33:18 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

You haven’t exposed anything. All you’ve posted are LIES and lots of them. REAL conservatives don’t lie. Neither do REAL patriots, of which you are neither.


231 posted on 10/30/2008 2:18:40 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Rameumptom; redgirlinabluestate; TAdams8591
Lets see who is promoting anti-Palin liberals on FR? Mitt Romney or Diogenesis? I suggest you take a step away from the keyboard. Think about things for a bit until Next Tuesday is over do some real soul searching. Ask yourself why your ideas match Horsey, Dick Morris and Barney Frank. And then get back to us here on FR when you have found your conservative bona fides again.

I have to wonder about some of these people who claim to be conservative but do everything they can to stir up conflict on FR. It's getting to the point that their insults and personal attacks hijack every thread to the point no rational discussion about issues can take place. Seems to me that's the goal of a liberal, not a real conservative who cares about our country. There's an ill wind blowing on FR. It takes longer and longer to find any post of value or wisdom. It didn't used to be this way.

232 posted on 10/30/2008 2:28:18 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah
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To: Diogenesis
Funny, Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan's son, who very much supported his father's politics, also supports Governor Mitt Romney and his politics. In Michael Reagan's opinion, President Reagan would be in that pic with his thumbs up! : )

Now who to believe...Diogenesis, who has posted numerous lies about Romney, or Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan's son?

233 posted on 10/30/2008 2:28:43 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: Rameumptom; Reno232; Canticle_of_Deborah
Extremely well said Ramey! You too Reno and Canticle of Deborah.

Romney in so many ways, is a remarkably talented and capable person. He petrifies Liberals. And I agree. Many of the people on FR who have been putting him down, are Liberals pretending to be conservatives.

What true conservative believes and posts information from a Liberal newspaper? Most conservatives have long since stopped reading Liberal newspapers except for rare exceptions and in most instances certainly wouldn't use them as a source for information about anything, let alone a Republican candidate.

234 posted on 10/30/2008 2:43:01 PM PDT by TAdams8591 (McCain/Palin '08)
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To: TAdams8591; Diogenesis
>>>Diogenesis, who has posted numerous lies about Romney, or Michael Reagan, Ronald Reagan's son?

But... but... you mean Diogenesis, Dick Morris and Barney Frank are wrong about Romney and Michael Reagan is right? Blasphemer /sarc.

Hey check out Michael Reagan's unedited quote. Seems he is on to something here.

_________________________________________________

MICHAEL REAGAN, the son of President Reagan wrote the following in Human Events about Mitt Romney:

Some Republicans insist that the only perfect candidate would be a clone of my Dad, Ronald Reagan. Aside from the fact that there is no such thing, it’s important to recognize that Ronald Reagan, as he often admitted, was anything but perfect.

One of the criticisms about former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney focuses on his record concerning the abortion issue. We are told by the modern day Diogenes clones that he can’t be trusted to fight abortion because he once, more or less, supported a woman’s right to butcher her baby. It may come as a surprise to these purists, but Ronald Reagan once supported abortion too. Yet nobody ever questioned his strong pro-life credentials after his conversion to Republicanism. They accepted his sincerity. Why can’t they accept Mitt Romney’s?

Romney’s record shows he should be totally acceptable to all conservatives, yet because of one dubious question concerning the validity of his conversion to the pro-life side, he is deemed unsuitable to carry the conservative banner.

235 posted on 10/30/2008 2:51:08 PM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Rameumptom

Big Dig's red ink engulfs state
Boston Globe July 17, 2008
- Massachusetts residents got a shock when state officials, at the peak of construction
on the Big Dig project, disclosed that the price tag had ballooned to nearly $15 billion. But that, it turns out, was just the beginning.
Now, three years after the official dedication of the Central Artery/Third Harbor Tunnel,
the state is reeling under a legacy of debt left by the massive project. In all, the project will cost an additional $7 billion in interest,
bringing the total to a staggering $22 billion.

Romney: “Make all the promises you have to...
and hide all those donations from the contractors and builders of the BIGdig in my Presidential account.

236 posted on 10/30/2008 3:16:17 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TAdams8591
Review of the 2007-2008 Campaign
===================================

ALL of the attack ads in Iowa (against Huckabee) are from ... Romney.

ALL of the attack ads in NH (against McCain) are from ... Romney.

ALL of the dirty tricks, including push polls,
fake troopers and badges have been from ... Romney.

237 posted on 10/30/2008 3:16:36 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TAdams8591

Probe: Mitt missed chance to keep Tavares jailed - Could have nixed killer’s early exit

Friday, December 28, 2007 - Boston Herald
"Former Gov. Mitt Romney’s administration failed to act on disciplinary recommendations
that would have kept ex-con killer Daniel Tavares locked up another year -
and behind bars at the time he was accused of killing a newlywed couple in Washington state."

"Despite Tavares’ long history of violence, the Romney-led Department of Correction
took no action on recommendations that he be stripped of “good time” because
of assaults on prison guards in 2003 and 2005, said sources familiar with a state probe into the case."

238 posted on 10/30/2008 3:21:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Rameumptom
Hey, we agree on something after all.

Mitt Romney cannot be trusted.

Romney aide’s bogus badges: Sources detail ‘illegal’ security tactic

" Boston Herald - Friday, July 20, 2007
"In an apparent violation of the law, a controverisal aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney
created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail

to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls and trick security guards
into giving them immediate access to campaign venues, sources told the Herald.
They (the aides) knew the badges were fake and probably illegal,”
said a presidential campaign source who asked for anonymity
because the story could damage the individual’s career.
Two additional sources confirmed that the badges - described as bright silver plates with a state seal attached -
were first created and used by Garrity while Romney was still governor."

239 posted on 10/30/2008 3:21:56 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: TAdams8591
. All you’ve posted are LIES and lots of them.

ALL of them are lies??

Who knew!

240 posted on 10/30/2008 5:46:40 PM PDT by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

The biggest lies are the coverup of bad behavior by MythRomney.


241 posted on 10/30/2008 6:34:00 PM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Reaganesque

Hi Reaganesque,

I’m still waiting on your apology. I’ve been on this site for a short time now and you’ve been on since 1999. It would be the appropriate FReep thing to do to at least acknowledge that your accusations on me are false.


242 posted on 10/30/2008 8:47:46 PM PDT by AmericanGirlRising (Obama/Pelosi/Reid - the Axis of Taxes (I didn't come up with that, borrowing from another FReeper.))
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To: AmericanGirlRising
We are ALL waiting for the apology of Mitt Romney to Gov. Palin's
beautiful family whom he has trashed through his RomneyBOTs.


243 posted on 10/31/2008 4:55:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis
The Big Dig started in 1982 and opened in Jan 2003. by the same reasoning we should hold Ronald Reagan accountable for the Cuban Missile Crisis under the Kennedy administration. After all he was President 20 years after it started.

At least your latest post didn't include your usual fawning praise to Dick Morris' Opinion so I would say you are getting better.

244 posted on 10/31/2008 9:38:16 AM PDT by Rameumptom (Gen X= they killed 1 in 4 of us)
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To: Rameumptom

Big difference. Romney could have brought the corrupt
contractors in the BIGdig to accountability.

Instead, he took campaign contributions from them.

Romney is corrupt and covered up the BIGdig fiasco.


245 posted on 10/31/2008 9:45:23 AM PDT by Diogenesis (Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum)
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To: Diogenesis

Ya thunk that the guy who “saved the Olympics” woulda “saved” the BIG Dig, wouldntcha ?????


246 posted on 10/31/2008 9:51:31 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Don’t forget Romney refused to accept federal matching funds of 42 million dollars so that McCain could have access to his fundraising list and not compete with the same donors.

Follow the money, Mitt wouldn’t waste 42 million dollars so that he could undermine McCain. You anit-MittWitts are stupid. The facts are on Mitt’s side. The itchy ears are on your side.


247 posted on 11/01/2008 1:53:24 AM PDT by nowandlater
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To: nowandlater; fieldmarshaldj; Elsie; greyfoxx39

Don’t forget Romney refused to accept federal matching funds of 42 million dollars so that McCain could have access to his fundraising list and not compete with the same donors.
___________________________________

Source ????

LINKy ????


248 posted on 11/01/2008 6:09:26 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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To: Tennessee Nana

Here’s a link for the idiots.

http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/07/17/romney-will-not-seek-millions-he-loaned-to-his-campaign/

Yep, he sounds like a selfish guy, NOT!!!

This is a case of itchy ears, believing lies about Romney because it makes you feel good. But then again, its typical of this crew. I am glad you guys are reacting this way, because there are only probably 5 to 10 people on the entire site who believe. If you ran a poll on this topic you would be losing in a landside. You guys have just shot your credibility.


249 posted on 11/01/2008 6:24:34 AM PDT by nowandlater
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To: nowandlater; Elsie

Don’t forget Romney refused to accept federal matching funds of 42 million dollars so that McCain could have access to his fundraising list and not compete with the same donors.
_______________________________________________

Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

This LINK you provided doesnt say that...

As usual Romney’s actions were to benefit only himself...

He wanted something...the VP slot...

And he was willing to buy it...

After all he could afford it...

And you do realize he could recoupe through tax write offs, etc ???

“when all the bills are paid and the books are balanced”

That doesnt sound like some guy about to go in a hole...

“The former presidential candidate’s Press Secretary, Eric Fehrnstrom said Romney’s “priority right now is raising money for other Republicans.” He has been actively campaigning for John McCain and speculation continues to rage that he will be the GOP nominee’s Vice-Presidential pick.

Fehrnstrom confirmed that he is not trying to recoup the funds and will write a letter to the Federal Election Committee explaining his decision, “At some point, the Romney loans will be reclassified as contributions. The way that will happen is the Governor will write a letter forgiving the outstanding loans,” Fehrnstrom explained through an e mail message, “That will occur around the time Romney for President is ready to shut down, when all the bills are paid and the books are balanced.”

The Romney camp still has no specific date set for when this will happen.”

http://embeds.blogs.foxnews.com/2008/07/17/romney-will-not-seek-millions-he-loaned-to-his-campaign/

(SIGH)

Next time read the article before you post it...

:)


250 posted on 11/01/2008 6:59:43 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana (McCain/Palin Now that's a ticket that deserves a tagline)
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