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Romney Playing Role In Calif. Governor Race
Boston Globe ^ | February 21, 2009

Posted on 02/21/2009 9:26:16 PM PST by Steelfish

Romney playing role in Calif. governor race His support of Whitman could aid ambitions

A victory by Meg Whitman in the race for California governor could deliver Mitt Romney a foothold in a Democratic state. (Noah Berger/Associated Press)

By Sasha Issenberg February 21, 2009

WASHINGTON - From a Lexington office complex, Mitt Romney's political action committee has ensured the former presidential candidate's omnipresence on cable news shows, Republican rally stages, and antistimulus T-shirts, the last available with a $50 contribution to his Free and Strong America PAC.

But for the next year and a half, the center of Romney's political universe will shift west to Sacramento, where key parts of his operation have reassembled on behalf of Meg Whitman, a longtime friend and former business colleague who this month entered next year's Republican primary to become the governor of California.

The former eBay CEO is still readying her headquarters, but it has already become something of a campaign-in-exile for Romney's ambitions, which could include another presidential run in 2012.

His leading fund-raisers and top aides, including one known as the former Massachusetts governor's "sixth son," have already signed on with Whitman. Today Romney will appear with Whitman at the state Republican convention, where he is expected to endorse her.

(Excerpt) Read more at boston.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2010; ca2010; cagop; cagov; megwhitman; mittromney; rino; rinoinfestaton; romney
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1 posted on 02/21/2009 9:26:16 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Much as I hate to say it, there is no way a Republican, even if Dennis Kucinich joined the GOP, has a chance in my state when it comes to the Presidential election. I’m not saying don’t try, but it’s a pipe dream to think otherwise. It’s like thinking a Dem has a chance in Utah.


2 posted on 02/21/2009 9:29:46 PM PST by karibdes (It's not a perfect world. Screws fall out.)
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To: Allegra; CanadianMusherinMI; Clemenza; Diogenesis; ejonesie22; EternalVigilance; Finny; ...

*ping*


3 posted on 02/21/2009 9:30:02 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish
A victory by Meg Whitman in the race for California governor could deliver Mitt Romney a foothold in a Democratic state

What does that mean?

4 posted on 02/21/2009 9:30:17 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: karibdes
Well that answers my question above.

I forgot that when he “suspended” his campaign for President back in ‘08 that he then started his run for 2012.

5 posted on 02/21/2009 9:32:18 PM PST by Syncro (Ti Ming -- Use Librally)
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To: Steelfish
Hmmm, will it be Romney bad, therefore Whitman bad, or Whitman bad shows that Romney bad?

More likely, the story heading the thread will be ignored per usual, and we will get the same rehashed and copy/paste Romney bad.

6 posted on 02/21/2009 9:39:48 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Syncro

It means she’s a puppet for him and they will finish the job with burying the CA GOP just like he did to the MA GOP.


7 posted on 02/21/2009 9:40:14 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Steelfish

Go home Mitt. You aren’t destined to be president.


8 posted on 02/21/2009 9:49:01 PM PST by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Following that logic...Romney is pals with Benjamin N. (the both worked together at Bain) so Romney in control of Israel too? You guys are a joke.


9 posted on 02/21/2009 9:49:56 PM PST by nowandlater
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To: Plutarch

You must resent how easy it is for conservatives to post video and quotes or cut/paste of Romney’s words, positions, and debates, that lets him describe himself in his own words, I feel for you.


10 posted on 02/21/2009 9:52:14 PM PST by ansel12 ( Am I the only freeper that has been held in an American internment center?)
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To: nowandlater
Following that logic...Romney is pals with Benjamin N. (the both worked together at Bain) so Romney in control of Israel too? You guys are a joke.

No, it means that because Meg Whitman is a total pro-abortion RINO, that Mitt's commitment to conservatism is as deep as it ever was.

11 posted on 02/21/2009 9:54:41 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The fouth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
It means she’s a puppet for him and they will finish the job with burying the CA GOP just like he did to the MA GOP.

I'll put you down for: Romney bad therefore Whitman bad.

12 posted on 02/21/2009 9:57:59 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Carry_Okie

I don’t want Meg Whitman elected as Gov. I want someone who is a social conservative.

Mitt who I know to be a Statist (not a super Lib like you loons claim) looks to be helping her out, big deal.


13 posted on 02/21/2009 9:59:55 PM PST by nowandlater
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To: Steelfish; ElkGroveDan; calcowgirl
When I got a mailer from Meg and read where Pete Wilson is heading up her campaign, I immediately threw it in the trash can! Not the recycle bin, but the worthless trash can!!!

A day or so later, here comes a form letter from Mitt also endorsing her, who I felt forced to vote for as the last, most conservative remaining candidate in last year's Republican Primary, and I threw it in the same trash can!!!

My, my, my... The CA Republicans MUST put forth someone who has some genuine conservatism in their blood or it's going to get worse and worse in the Golden State!!!

I don't like her, Poisoner, Campbell, or the other guy!!! Somebody simply has to step forward with some righteous conservative pizzazz and sweep this state off it's rotting liberal feet!!!

14 posted on 02/21/2009 10:01:01 PM PST by SierraWasp (Remember THIS!!! Government doesn't have ANY money!!! (of it's own) I'm in contempt of CONgress!!!)
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To: Steelfish

Huckleberry and the Huckster wannabees type politics won’t win in CA...that’s just a reality.

Business Conservatives can win but the 3rd chromosomers split the vote.


15 posted on 02/21/2009 10:01:26 PM PST by byteback
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To: nowandlater
Mitt who I know to be a Statist (not a super Lib like you loons claim) looks to be helping her out, big deal.

Care to show me by what criteria my statement qualified me as a "loon"?

This should be good.

16 posted on 02/21/2009 10:02:47 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The fouth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: nowandlater

Now, now, don’t try logic. That’s beyond the pay grade of a Slick Willardbot.


17 posted on 02/21/2009 10:02:53 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Plutarch; fieldmarshaldj; Diogenesis
More likely, the story heading the thread will be ignored per usual, and we will get the same rehashed and copy/paste Romney bad.

Romney is a bad man.


18 posted on 02/21/2009 10:02:55 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Carry_Okie
No, it means that because Meg Whitman is a total pro-abortion RINO, that Mitt's commitment to conservatism is as deep as it ever was.

Nailed it. Mitt Romney's commitment is to himself and accumulating as much power as he possibly can.
19 posted on 02/21/2009 10:02:57 PM PST by Antoninus (License is the ability to do whatever you want. Freedom is the right to do as you ought.)
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To: All

20 posted on 02/21/2009 10:03:10 PM PST by rabscuttle385 ("If this be treason, then make the most of it!" —Patrick Henry)
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To: Steelfish

Romney is a dud. I cannot put my finger on it, but he seems like a Johnny-come-lately as far as his conservative credentials. His chorus of disingenuous “me too” during the primary really torqued me, as he wanted to paint himself as a conservative stalwart. Plus, it was sad to see McCain pick up Romney campaign rejects, only to have them subvert McCain and turn sour grapes on Palin. Despicable and unforgivable.


21 posted on 02/21/2009 10:03:49 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Plutarch

Listen, Hoss, Slick Willard ain’t the only RINO in the country. Whitman sucks with or without Slick Willard.


22 posted on 02/21/2009 10:04:54 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: rabscuttle385

Direct hit!!!


23 posted on 02/21/2009 10:05:48 PM PST by SierraWasp (Remember THIS!!! Government doesn't have ANY money!!! (of it's own) I'm in contempt of CONgress!!!)
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To: nowandlater

You’re veering from the script.


24 posted on 02/21/2009 10:06:49 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Antoninus
When thinking about Mitt Romney, the words, "dangerous," "opportunistic," and "chameleon," come immediately to mind.
25 posted on 02/21/2009 10:06:51 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The fouth estate is the fifth column.)
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To: ansel12
You must resent how easy it is for conservatives...

Thank goodness it is easy, because it would otherwise exceed the somewhat limited capacity of the members of your merry band.

Oh, conservatives, is that what you Romney loathers are? No telling what is prompting the anti-Romney obsession, but conservatism it isn't.

26 posted on 02/21/2009 10:08:47 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Mengerian
>>>>> ... he seems like a Johnny-come-lately as far as his conservative credentials.

Bingo! Romney opposed Reaganism, the Contract with America, the GOP and trampled on the Constitution all in the name of political expediency --- not conservative principles.

27 posted on 02/21/2009 10:11:57 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Plutarch
Tell me, do you pray to your Tiger Beat Slick Willard poster on your wall every night ?
28 posted on 02/21/2009 10:12:21 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Reagan Man

Not only opposed Reaganism, he opposed Reagan the man. And proudly so.


29 posted on 02/21/2009 10:12:59 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: Carry_Okie

I always think if “charlatan”, “carpet-bagger”, and “snake-oil salesman.”


30 posted on 02/21/2009 10:14:14 PM PST by Antoninus (License is the ability to do whatever you want. Freedom is the right to do as you ought.)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

What do you expect?

Willard is just following in his Father’s footsteps.

Reagan warned conservatives about those Rockefeller Republican.


31 posted on 02/21/2009 10:15:52 PM PST by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: rabscuttle385

“Romney is a bad man.”


That is the sad bottom line.

Mitt Romney is deeply, deeply bad and roboticly self focused on something that none of us can discern. Yes he is liberal by nature, but the lust for position drives the man.

He so desires to fulfill his father’s dreams of his being a “good boy” and taking on all those right wingers like Goldwater and Reagan at that evil 1964 convention even though Romney himself seems to longer remember what started all of this.

Romney is only obsessed, he knows not to what end except that he does remember the title that he desires.


32 posted on 02/21/2009 10:19:33 PM PST by ansel12 ( Am I the only freeper that has been held in an American internment center?)
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To: Antoninus

He is an ultra slick, a flim-flam man. He turned on so many issues during the campaign my head was spinning. He redifined himself as much as Gore did / and flip-flopped as much as Kerry. If he now has a so-called conservative , constitutionally tenable core, it’s suspect to me. Too self-serving and untrustworthy. Plus, I’ll Never forgive what his nefarious campaign operatives did to undermine and subvert McCain/Palin.


33 posted on 02/21/2009 10:20:09 PM PST by Mengerian
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To: Plutarch

Deep man, really deep, personal attacks is what the Romney supporters offer, I see it on every Romney thread and I think that fence sitters see it as well.


34 posted on 02/21/2009 10:23:26 PM PST by ansel12 ( Am I the only freeper that has been held in an American internment center?)
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To: Steelfish

Whitman and Romney can both go straight to hell!

Take Pete Wilson with them.

Wilson is how we got Arnie the commie!


35 posted on 02/21/2009 10:24:59 PM PST by dalereed
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To: fieldmarshaldj

Romney could show Whitman how to out liberal the liberals like he did to get elected Governor of Massachusetts twice.


36 posted on 02/21/2009 10:28:45 PM PST by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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To: Nextrush

Quite true, so could her same-named ex-Governor of New Jersey, another execrable RINO disaster.


37 posted on 02/21/2009 10:32:08 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Tell me, do you pray to your Tiger Beat Slick Willard poster on your wall every night ?

A few posts from me objecting to the posting style of your band doesn't constitute a creepy Romney obsession.

If you are looking for a creepy Romney obsession, look for those with thousands of repetitive spam posts about Romney, largely unhinged from the thread topic.

38 posted on 02/21/2009 10:35:52 PM PST by Plutarch
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To: Steelfish; All

Can a Republican win in a state which is so third-world?


39 posted on 02/21/2009 10:37:59 PM PST by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough!)
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To: Plutarch

“If you are looking for a creepy Romney obsession, look for those with thousands of repetitive spam posts about Romney, largely unhinged from the thread topic.”


I am looking at it.


40 posted on 02/21/2009 10:39:43 PM PST by ansel12 ( Am I the only freeper that has been held in an American internment center?)
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To: Plutarch
"A few posts from me objecting to the posting style of your band doesn't constitute a creepy Romney obsession."

A few ?

"If you are looking for a creepy Romney obsession, look for those with thousands of repetitive spam posts about Romney, largely unhinged from the thread topic."

Tell me about it. All these nutters (mostly women and metrosexuals) with sex fantasies that he's gonna come and sweep them away to Never-Neverland to participate in a reenactment of some bodice-ripping romance novel. You'd think two years worth of umpteen daily worship threads would be enough, but yet they just keep on a-comin'...

41 posted on 02/21/2009 10:41:42 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !"~~)
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To: byteback
yeah we need more "business conservatives" like Arnold, Mayor Bloomberg, Senator Specter...and once again:

42 posted on 02/21/2009 10:46:46 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: truthguy

“Can a Republican win in a state which is so third-world?”


We don’t know, we think we have everything figured out and in it’s place and then someone comes along and wins an election that they can’t have won, and then we have to rebuild our wisdom library.


43 posted on 02/21/2009 10:46:49 PM PST by ansel12 ( Am I the only freeper that has been held in an American internment center?)
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To: fieldmarshaldj

“Not only opposed Reaganism, he opposed Reagan the man. And proudly so.”

just as his father ‘proudly’ opposed the entire military.


44 posted on 02/21/2009 10:49:32 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: SierraWasp

same folks that gave us Arnold.
When will they ever learn?
When will they ever learn?


45 posted on 02/21/2009 10:52:58 PM PST by ari-freedom (Hail to the Dork!)
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To: Steelfish

Oh, boy! GOP RINO with goofy hair running for president again in 2012!


46 posted on 02/21/2009 11:00:37 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: ari-freedom; Plutarch
"“Not only opposed Reaganism, he opposed Reagan the man. And proudly so.” just as his father ‘proudly’ opposed the entire military." ============================================================

SEE! SEE! won't you people ever recognize how perfectly consistent Mitt Romney is? Here he is mentioning his personal relationship with the military.

You sick bastards only keep posting this stuff because it is his own words.

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47 posted on 02/21/2009 11:01:41 PM PST by ansel12 ( Am I the only freeper that has been held in an American internment center?)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe Romney should run for governor of California under the “Who am I Today” Party!


48 posted on 02/21/2009 11:02:13 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: rabscuttle385

Now THERE is a candidate I’d trust! NOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


49 posted on 02/21/2009 11:03:04 PM PST by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: Plutarch
No telling what is prompting the anti-Romney obsession, but conservatism it isn't.

Clearly, it depends on how you define "conservatism." In my book, it is limited government principle BECAUSE it is solely the path to social and fiscal conservatism. Expanded government decays social and fiscal morality. Expanded government perverts morality when it forces taxpayers to fund abortions and prohibits them from rejecting open homosexuality in their daily lives, whether it's their workplace or their kids' schools or an online dating service ala eharmony.

Expanded government exploits taxpayers, squanders their labor, frustrates prosperity, shackles innovation, and raises real costs of everything.

Inconsistency results from lack of the grasp of the principle of self-dependence and self-government, the goal of limited government. "Social conservative" versus "fiscal conservative" is futility itself. I once had a successful East Coast businessman tell me with a straight face that he was a social liberal but a fiscal conservative.

50 posted on 02/21/2009 11:30:50 PM PST by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent.)
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