Skip to comments.If Mitt Romney is in, I'm out!
Posted on 04/30/2009 11:50:51 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
Yeah, I know. Said some similar things about Bush in 2000. But at least he was pro-life, pro-family, etc, and thank God we supported him over the idiot All Green Gore.
Said similar things about McCain in 2008. But when asked the question "when does human life begin?," and he unabashedly stated, "At conception, of course," I had to take notice. Then when he announced Sarah Palin as his running mate, I decided to support her. I voted for Sarah (and the white haired old geezer that came along with the package).
But Romney is a NO go. And I don't care who this socialist, abortionist, homosexualist, constitution trampling bastard picks for running mate. If Romney's in I'm out!
He opened with a joke about her supposed book deal. “I hear Sarah Palin got a $7 million book advance, I’d take one of those if I wasn’t so busy with you all.”
He said it right after David introduced him (too glowing of a recommendation/introduction from David IMHO). It was tacky and nobody laughed.
So he says as he prepares his run for the presidency. His dirty deeds speak much louder than is angelic words.
That would put you in the intelligent “think for myself” category. Grownups don’t have to play fraternity games....well, except for Obama. That Reagan quote perfectly describes the mentality I’ve come across here and elsewhere in cyberspace. Happy to say that I haven’t witnessed that sort of attitude in “real” life with the family, friends and acquantances. There’s always something to be thankful for.
One look at his leadershiop and their tunnel debacle and socialize healthcare should have been enough to scare any real conservative away.
Out of curiosity, what triggered this? Did Romney do something today?
I’m with you, he is a Rino...just curious what got you going at this particular point in time.
I was for:
I supported Romney as the “anti McCain” -—
But I want a better candidate as well.
I think Romney would have been better than McCain. I still feel that way.
However, I would prefer to have a candidate that did not split the conservatives at all.
Who might that be?
I recall some with the same detest for Juan McCain before he was nominated.
To hell with them. If the GOP is no better than the socialist/abortionist/homosexualist Democrats, to hell with the whole lot of them.
Great idea! Start naming a few.
I am considering running for Congress first, on a platform calling for a flat income tax and the elimination of all business taxes, a freeze on all non-defense spending, securing American borders and repatriation of illegal aliens, a phased privatization of Social Security and Medicare, a gradual transfer of federal authority back to the states, and the re-establishment of a monetary standard of value. How far do you think I’d get?
I’ll stand with you on that Jim. Romney is poison.
Rep. Duncan D. Hunter will be 36 in 2012.
I saw a brief news interview with him recently. He is articulate.
He might be one to watch.
Seriously, NOW is the time to take out the trash in the GOP and conservatives are being heard. Conservatives were told that we couldn't win and that we needed the Rockefellers to win. Well, the Rockefellers have destroyed us. Anyone look at a Congressional map since Nov. 5th 2008? So it's time the GOP goes back to conservatism. And PLACE NO ADJECTIVE IN FRONT OF IT - conservatism wins everywhere it is tried.
As I’ve often said, Romney ran the uber-liberal state of MA as best he could. Is there any doubt he would have been a better candidate, and President, than McCain? And he would not have been turning this country into a socialist people’s republic as Obama is doing. I’m not saying he should, or will, be the next GOP candidate. But I’d sure rather have him sitting in the WH than the Marxist we have now.
I’ll vote for your platform! Go for it!!
No question about that.
Romney would have been miles ahead of the moronic McCain.
I find it hard to think of anyone who could have run a worse campaign than McCain did. I mean..this is Juan McPain we are talking about here. The guy spent the last 6 years before 2008, actively attacking conservatives, president Bush, and any Republican who as much as dared disagree with him..and he ends up as the Republican candidate? That was a recipe for utter disaster.
B/S. He’s still bragging about his socialist RomneyCare. He’s Kennedy’s lap dog.
If McCain is Kennedy's “lapdog”, what do you call Juan McPain then? The Kennedy/McPain shamnesty bill says “Hello”.
What triggered this?
A little birdie told me Romney’s laying the groundwork to take over the GOP:
If so, bye bye GOP!
You’d be seriously loved by this crowd (except I’d back the FAIR tax, not flat :)) and who else, but us, even matters??!!
This does not concern Romney, but in listening to Rush it seems he was giving a strong, but subtle, endorsement for Palin. He did not mention names of course, but he kept on saying the Pubs need a strong voice, someone w/conviction...and at the end he quoted Al Davis, “just win baby” and the second time he said it he emphasized ‘baby’ in the way we(men) might refer to a babe,, as in ‘baby you look great!”
Perhaps I’m reading into it..I don’t know. But I think Rushbo wants a nominee all but sewn up BEFORE the primary and that nominee is is Palin.
And it’s fine with me.
I’ve never been a Romeny fan. No more RINOs. We need a conservative on the (TOP OF THE) ticket next time around.
I think it was right about here. Republicans, including Romney, launch new [RINO] group
Sleep with dogs, wake up with fleas.
brilliant. so... instead of supporting romney, you support mccain. and yet again, the republican party had to learn that America does not vote for old and crusty. period. palin is the only thing that brought out the voters, not mccain.
so, due to thinking like yours, we have 4 years of 0bama to endure. brilliant. if you were concerned romney would be to close to center, you could relax knowing the dems and the right would oppose him constantly.
and here comes 2012. palin... definitely should be there. who else? no to romney? who’s left? jindahl? please. got anyone else? fred? he phoned in his last attempt, he won’t even dial the number for 2012.
if you don’t watch it, we’ll end up with 0bama again in 2012... and then its all over (just ask the aztecs)
Rush loves her like we do. The only negative(s) about Sarah are the ones libtards, libtard media and bitter rinos are trying to make us believe. The sad part is I’ve come across a number of pubs that fall for it, hook line and sinker.
Even here on FR.
“Great idea! Start naming a few.”
It’s your thread. You go first.
I'm hoping JimRob plans not to answer, and it looks like that's what will happen. He may have decided that it's not appropriate or productive to name his top choice or his top three, although I'm almost certain he knows who they are and that we could guess most of the names on that list (probably not including McCain, Romney, Giuliani, Specter, Snowe, or Collins). There may be some other great candidates out there who will emerge, and by staying mostly outside that discussion, JimRob gives us room to put their names and qualifications out there.
If I'm too far wrong, I'm sure I'll get corrected on the above.
I keep hoping we have someone who's even better than Palin ... although I'll admit to hoping that Palin 2012 will be even better than the successful governor and natural leader we saw last year, and that she'll stomp on the socialists and clean out DC in one landslide election. My top choice for 2012 is Sarah Palin, but I want her to earn it, not just claim the nomination because it's "her turn". By not limiting the acceptable choices, FR remains a great place to get those names into play; that's how I knew who Sarah was months before McCain chose her.
The establishment may also decided that it’s “Romney’s turn” in 2012. Republican primary voters are gullible enough to go along.
McCain had his shot. He blew it by pushing Paulson’s panicky bailouts for his Wall Street friends. Romney also pushed this big government socialist boondoggle if I remember correctly. A pox on both of them.
Thank you Jim. As Maggie once said to Reagan, “Don’t go wobbly on me now”
“Ohmygod! A man I never heard of”
You’re not serious?
So be it. As long as the flame of freedom burns brightly in one soul, we have not lost our nation, for that ember may spread from one to another until enough recall the purpose for which God has put us here: to make the best of our lives, with the best of our efforts, for the benefit of all who commit their efforts to share in it, and for those who will come after we have passed from this Life, which is His greatest gift.
You do know you are posting on FreeRepublic?
Among Libertarians who claim to be Atheists, she is like Garlic to a Vampire
If the GOP is to have a winning candidate in 2012, he/she has to be able to defend - articulately and with passion - free market principles.
The left thinks they’ve killed capitalism. The MSM pushes this lie. The masses don’t know what capitalism is - they just know that if it involves big banks getting trillions of dollars in bailouts, then they’re glad it’s dead.
If the left is to be pushed back, it’s going to have to be by someone who can defend free market capitalism as the only economic system consistent with human freedom. The defense is going to have to be on moral grounds. And much of what the GOP has done in past years is going to have to be repudiated.
The old guard, the McCains and Romneys and pretty much all of the congressional leadership - all of whom voted for the big banker bailout - are going to have to repudiate their votes or they’re going to have to be marginalized.
The “we had to do something” argument doesn’t cut it with me. They HAD to know better or they had no business being in their seats.
Maybe I’m wrong, but my sense is that this is the dividing line. Somebody on the right side of this issue gets my support. A candidate on the wrong side - and that includes ANYBODY who voted for or publicly supported the big banker bailout - is a no go.
By the way. I didn’t support McCain until long after Romney tucked tail and quit the race. I only supported McCain AFTER he announced Sarah Palin. And that was because I thought she would have the catbird seat after McCain’s single term.
I am entirely open to the FAIR tax concept as an alternative to what we have now: an UNFAIR tax; it is a tax on effort, on productivity, on value, and ultimately, on justice.
I'm sure on board with that.
Conservatives, if they're smart, won't take your proffered bait. It's time for them to quit looking for leaders and instead focus all their efforts on being leaders. Restarting the whole phony game that was played in '08 is the path to repeating the failures of the past.
Which, of course, is what the Romney party hacks want. After all, it's the only thing they know.
If Palin is such a Reagan in drag then why would she jump on board a McLame ticket?
Any true conservative would be repulsed by much of McCain’s agenda, and would’ve said no thanks “Maverick”.
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