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Romney getting band back together
Politico ^ | February 15, 2010 | Ben Smith and Mike Allen

Posted on 02/15/2010 9:27:18 AM PST by C19fan

One of the first big moves of 2012 -- “Mitt Romney Names Matt Rhoades PAC Executive Director: BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's Free and Strong America PAC announced today that Matt Rhoades, who has held senior positions on major presidential campaigns and at the Republican National Committee, will serve as the PAC's executive director. … ....................................................

Rhoades, who's moving to Boston, is a well-regarded guy whose return to Romney pretty much confirms what will surprise nobody: That he's running in 2012. He's also, incidentally, been valued for his relationship with a key player in any GOP primary, Matt Drudge.

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


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To: Norman Bates; C19fan
um, c19fan, if Norman Bates says "you had better not ..." perhaps it's wise if you don't.


Theme from Psycho (Shower Scene)

101 posted on 02/15/2010 1:40:00 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lady lawyer
Too bad for Muffy that he didn't official quit, half way through his term, when he went full time campaign mode, abandoning his duties as Governor. She might of had a chance, and we wouldn't of had Deval.

Which do you think is worse. Honestly quiting, or abandoning being at the helm, yet not letting another leader take the controls?

102 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:32 PM PST by Leisler
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To: lady lawyer

If the insurance is government mandated it is not really private is it? Free market solutions require freedom of the purchaser and the seller. Mandated health care purchases are equate to socialized Medicine.


103 posted on 02/15/2010 1:42:56 PM PST by Sarah-bot
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To: pissant

Its my understanding that you and your imaginary friend, Wayne, are the only known Falconers. But I don’t believe I said that either you were or Wayne were “un-American”, but come on, even you have to admit you’re a teensy, tiny, weensy bit “unreasonable”, looney and jump on every thread containing a damning phrase, notion or word spoken by a Republican whether it has been proved true or substantiated, and scream “RINO” before pinging the flying monkey brigade.


104 posted on 02/15/2010 2:06:49 PM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: Diogenesis
The Band, Elwood!

The BAND!!!!

105 posted on 02/15/2010 2:10:33 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: pissant
Still no definitive outright denial of 9/11 Trutherism yet?


“It is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics ..." Rosie 'the riveter' O'Donnell

C'mon Man, don't be like Rosie, just say it ain't so!

106 posted on 02/15/2010 2:10:36 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Elsie
The BAND!!!


107 posted on 02/15/2010 2:19:56 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C19fan

Stand by Yer Man...

Now playing at Bob’s Country Bunker


108 posted on 02/15/2010 2:24:19 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie

We got both kinds of music...Country AND Western.


109 posted on 02/15/2010 2:24:44 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: C19fan

Mitt, with all due respect, you’re no Elwood Blues. Let alone Joliet Jake.


110 posted on 02/15/2010 2:25:43 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: dfwgator

Head ‘em up!


111 posted on 02/15/2010 2:26:18 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: dfwgator

I luv ya, Baby!


112 posted on 02/15/2010 2:26:49 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Elsie
Rawhide!
113 posted on 02/15/2010 2:28:39 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: C19fan

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzOHq5WbQ8k


114 posted on 02/15/2010 2:32:09 PM PST by Elsie (Heck is where people, who don't believe in Gosh, think they are not going...)
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To: Sarah-bot

Car insurance is mandated. It is still private.


115 posted on 02/15/2010 2:46:36 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: Elsie
Romney deserves the loyalty he gave Gov. Palin -- NONE.


SCREENPLAY: BANDS OF LEPERS

Fascist carpetbagger Mitt ("I am Myth") Romney:
"You will embrace these attacks on the Gov. Palin and the GOP now, throwing the Election.
Create, then support, these anti-Palin attacks from our northern lands,
the media, and our operatives on the Obama and McCain teams who will join you.
I will gain GOP favor by condemning the attacks and
ordering them opposed from our lands in the south.
Whichever way the tide runs, we will rise and be left standing.
"


The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 to 10 pts. in some polls, days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, poor loser “I am Myth” Romney and
TeamROMNEY decided …… to attack Gov. Palin (and her defenseless children) to throw Election2008.

"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008, weeks before the election) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician… I will support him without qualm."


Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



116 posted on 02/15/2010 2:47:14 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: lady lawyer


117 posted on 02/15/2010 2:51:10 PM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: ari-freedom
you can’t underestimate Huckabee either. He doesn’t have any love here on FR but he has a lot of fans.

Huckabee is a product of the MSM. They "made" him because they hoped he would be the nominee because they also knew how to ridicule and destroy him. He is not authentic. He is not conservative. He has many similarities to a couple of other former Governors from the South. Oh wait, there's a theory on that:


118 posted on 02/15/2010 3:23:00 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Deb
flying monkey brigade

Hey! I resemble that remark!


"Wayne"

119 posted on 02/15/2010 3:29:31 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: rbmillerjr

No problem, just after I posted without using the name Medina, I thought that mix up could happen.


120 posted on 02/15/2010 3:48:52 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: Norman Bates; C19fan

The thing is that Palin left with high approvals even after the media had been unloading on her nonstop.

Romney wanted to win reelection but he was such a lousy Governor that he finally admitted that the people would not elect him a second time, he lost the seat for Republicans, after all that, he wants to be promoted to President.


121 posted on 02/15/2010 3:57:25 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: lady lawyer

And yet again you mock Jim Robinson without pinging him.


122 posted on 02/15/2010 4:02:43 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: ansel12

I wasn’t mocking him, I was mocking you. I assume you pinged him. You are the one who invoked his name, not me.


123 posted on 02/15/2010 4:09:12 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: lady lawyer
But, he’s not a socialist. He is not perfect, but he was supported by a lot of very smart conservatives. A lot smarter than the ones who sling crude, ad hominem insults on FR.

So what do you think of Jim's official freerepublic statement? Is he just "slinging crude, ad hominem insults on FR"?

"If there is anyone here who doesn't understand why we cannot support a slick socialist politician like Mitt Romney, God help you, but you're on the wrong website. We went through this with the abortionist, gay rights activist, illegal alien supporting, gun grabbing Rudy Giuliani until someone created another website call WAnkers for Rudy and they all flew the coop. Hopefully, before too much FReeper blood is shed, someone will create a WAnkers for Romney site and we can be left to fight the good fight as we see fit!
FR is not for everyone!
1 posted on Sunday, May 03, 2009 12:32:08 PM by Jim Robinson "

124 posted on 02/15/2010 4:37:26 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: humblegunner
Hi 'gunner. When you do get that data, we here at FR want a FULL REPORT!

Good day!

125 posted on 02/15/2010 4:48:37 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Servant of the Cross
we here at FR want a FULL REPORT!

You got it!

126 posted on 02/15/2010 4:56:48 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: ansel12

Yes but the standards in the first post weren’t lived up to by Palin. I’m ok if that is the poster’s argument for opposing Romney. But then it would be disingenuous at best to turn around and support Palin with such a stance against Romney, if that were the case.


127 posted on 02/15/2010 7:19:28 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: rbmillerjr

bttt


128 posted on 02/15/2010 7:30:15 PM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: ansel12

bttt


129 posted on 02/15/2010 7:35:47 PM PST by 185JHP ( "The thing thou purposest shall come to pass: And over all thy ways the light shall shine.")
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To: Norman Bates

Palin had real reasons to leave office in Alaska and join the national debate, Romney simply failed and was driven from an office that he wanted to be reelected too.


130 posted on 02/15/2010 7:36:02 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: Servant of the Cross

Don’t be a f****g idiot.


131 posted on 02/15/2010 7:59:14 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: Deb

Fellate ‘em all you want, toots.


132 posted on 02/15/2010 8:00:33 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: pissant
hehehe. You said "f****g".


133 posted on 02/15/2010 8:12:19 PM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: lady lawyer

RomneyCare includes subsidized and “free” (aka, taxpayer-funded) coverage for those who can’t afford it. This is on top of Medicaid. That’s socialisim—in addition to the fascism of the goverment forcing people to buy a product.

From CATO (the whole article is worthwhile):

Before RomneyCare was enacted, estimates of the number of uninsured in Massachusetts ranged from 372,000 to 618,000. Under the new program, about 219,000 previously uninsured residents have signed up for insurance. Of these, 133,000 are receiving subsidized coverage, proving once again that people are all too happy to accept something “for free,” and let others pay the bill. That is in addition to 56,000 people who have been signed up for Medicaid. The bigger the subsidy, the faster people are signing up. Of the 133,000 people who have signed up for insurance since the plan was implemented, slightly more than half have received totally free coverage.

http://www.cato.org/pubs/policy_report/v30n1/cpr30n1-1.html


134 posted on 02/15/2010 11:36:28 PM PST by ellery (It's a free country.)
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To: ellery

Romney - For When the GOP Really, Really Must Lose

RESULTS – Feb. 2010 Early Freerepublic.com straw vote FOR GOP PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION
Governor Palin was the overwhelming choice of freepers who voted!

Palin - 102 votes - THE WINNER
None Of The Above - 12 votes
Barbour - 10 votes
Hunter - 8 votes
Demint - 7 votes
Pence - 3 votes
Ryan - 3 votes
Jindal - 2 votes
Jeb Bush - 2 votes
Liz Cheney - 2 votes
Mitch Daniels - 2 votes
Newt Gingrich - 2 votes
Thune, Gary Johnson, Joe Wilson, Scott Brown and rick Perry all got a vote.
No Votes for Romney or Huckabee .... 0 votes (none, zed, nada, doughnut, oh-no) “


135 posted on 02/16/2010 4:16:28 AM PST by Diogenesis (Alea iacta est.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

Luv it.


136 posted on 02/16/2010 7:43:38 AM PST by Deb (Beat him, strip him and bring him to my tent!)
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To: ansel12

You keep trying to argue with me but you didn’t even make the post I was referring to (post 1). Therefore, unless one of your reasons for opposing Romney is that he only served one term and didn’t run for re-election, I’ve got no beef with you.


137 posted on 02/16/2010 2:32:50 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: Norman Bates

I took the original posters point to be that Romney sucked so bad that he had to forget his hopes for reelection and give up the office and was so clumsy and inadequate that he gave the office to the Democrats.

I think that is a valid observation and another argument against him. He sucked in the one elective office that he ever succeeded in winning during a 17 year political history to date.

That record is a reason to not consider such a loser.


138 posted on 02/16/2010 2:45:27 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: ansel12

“I think that is a valid observation and another argument against him.”

Then you have no problem accepting it as a vid argument against Palin.


139 posted on 02/16/2010 2:59:22 PM PST by Norman Bates
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To: Norman Bates

Where is the comparison, Palin was a good Governor, pleased the people, left office with high approval and kept the office in Republican hands, she resigned, she was not forced from office because of lack of support from her citizens. Romney was denied the second term that he badly wanted, Palin was not in danger of being rejected for a second term and she did not hurt the state by losing it.

How could you read my posts and then take it upon yourself to lie, and put words in my mouth, is that just your way of coping?


140 posted on 02/16/2010 3:19:59 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: C19fan

“2012 — Mitt Romney”

If he gets the nomination he gets my vote but I will do everything I can to ensure that it does not come to that.


141 posted on 02/16/2010 3:21:07 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: ansel12; pissant

“Even though she is a truther that thinks that we, ourselves, murdered all those people at the Pentagon and in New York city?”

I am no Medina supporter (she has Paul stink on her) but what you just said there shows you to be either uninformed or a damned liar.


142 posted on 02/16/2010 3:26:09 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Grunthor

Doesn’t a truther think that we did it to ourselves?

How does she think that all the policeman knew about it? That is why she claims that none of them died isn’t it?


143 posted on 02/16/2010 3:28:24 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: lady lawyer

“Car insurance is mandated. It is still private.”

Really? What is the penalty for not having it and who enforces that?

Thank You.


144 posted on 02/16/2010 3:29:07 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: ansel12; pissant

“Doesn’t a truther think that we did it to ourselves?”

Is that what she said? Before you answer, keep in mind that I am asking you for an answer that I do not already know.


145 posted on 02/16/2010 3:32:34 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Grunthor

You can get a citation for it. So, it is enforced by government, but handled by private insurers.


146 posted on 02/16/2010 3:33:48 PM PST by lady lawyer
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To: ansel12; pissant

“That is why she claims that none of them died isn’t it?”

I assumed the reason she stated that is because she is a f**king idiot.

JMO, your mileage could vary.


147 posted on 02/16/2010 3:33:55 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: lady lawyer

“You can get a citation for it. So, it is enforced by government”

That is all that need be said, government mandate is government run.


148 posted on 02/16/2010 3:34:42 PM PST by Grunthor (America needs Obamacare like Nancy Pelosi needs a Halloween mask.)
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To: Grunthor

You sure have me confused, the way you attacked me implied that you knew something different and that I was wrong, I wasn’t.


149 posted on 02/16/2010 3:41:19 PM PST by ansel12 ( (anti SoCon. Earl Warren's court 1953-1969, libertarian hero, anti social conservative loser.))
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To: Grunthor

She didn’t “claim” that either, as far as I know


150 posted on 02/16/2010 3:53:58 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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