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Matthews Panel (5 lefties): Mitt Romney Will Be The Nominee Because Rick Perry ‘Unelectable’
Mediaite ^ | August 8, 2011 | Tommy Christopher

Posted on 08/21/2011 2:58:12 PM PDT by AAABEST

Despite an instant, commanding lead in the polls, newly-minted GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry is already being viewed as “unelectable.” The panel of reporters on Sunday’s The Chris Matthews Show reached a general consensus that Perry’s loose talk and extreme views will eventually lead the Republican establishment to choose the more moderate, more electable Mitt Romney to challenge President Obama in the general election.

Barely a week into his campaign, the Texas Governor has talked himself into trouble, and not just with liberals and Democrats. While John Heilemann sees Perry’s smashmouth certitude as an advantage over Mitt Romney, The New York Times‘ Helene Cooper points out that, eventually, Republicans are going to have to think about beating Barack Obama, not each other. In perhaps the best piece of news for Romney, Cooper says that he is still the candidate that the White House is most worried about.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: dreamers; fox4romney; foxflaks4romney; foxprrep; lefties; matthews4romney; mslsd4romney; msnbc4romney; nbc4romney; perry; ptsd; rickperry; slickmitt; unelectable
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I got a good laugh out of the video.

Five hopeless libtard VIPS from five hopeless libtard media haymakers conjuring up some alternate reality. Then this author presenting their idiotic "analysis" as some type of unassailable final judgement.

One thing that's endearing Perry to me is the way he makes his detractors absolutely bats*** crazy.

1 posted on 08/21/2011 2:58:19 PM PDT by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST

Than I guess Perry is the one that SHOULD be the nominee. (No matter what, don’t throw me in the briar patch...)


2 posted on 08/21/2011 3:01:21 PM PDT by madison10
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To: AAABEST
If Romney doesn't get the nomination, look for him to run as a Democrat in the next cycle.

He does have presidential hair.

3 posted on 08/21/2011 3:01:50 PM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: AAABEST

CFR-Rick may or may not be unelectable, but he is certainly not ineluctable.


4 posted on 08/21/2011 3:02:48 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Palin is coming, and the Tea Party is coming with her.)
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To: AAABEST

So far here’s a list of those against Perry:

Karl Rove
John McCain
Chris Matthews
Mitt Romney
cBS News
CNN News
Barack Obama
The Bushies (whose mom also said Sarah Palin should “go back to Alaska”.
Senator Hatch

Seems like Rick Perry is just not RINO enough for this group.


5 posted on 08/21/2011 3:03:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan
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To: AAABEST

We’ve got a lot of folks on FR who proudly declared that they “won’t support Romney in the Primary, but will vote for him if he’s the candidate.”

In other words, they’re saying “I’ll vote for Romney.” That’s what Karl (Tokyo/Turd Blossum) Rove hears.

Then they crow that they’ll vote for “anybody but Obama.”

Remember Kerry’s success running as “Not George W. Bush?” Neither do I.


6 posted on 08/21/2011 3:03:45 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOs!!!)
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To: AAABEST

It’s weird how the libtards continually have to babble and drool over the GOP to keep from having to talk about their guy, Barack the Loser.


7 posted on 08/21/2011 3:03:52 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: AAABEST

Interpretation: Romney is more vunerable (Romneycare), so Perry must not be the nominee.

lol


8 posted on 08/21/2011 3:05:11 PM PDT by TomGuy
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To: AAABEST

The good laugh I’m going to get from this, is watching the Perry folks diss the Lefties for the same tactic they have been using on Bachmann.

Oh, they are unelectable. LMAO

If someone is the best person, it’s time to treat them like the best person and forget about who is electable or not.

Ronald Reagan was considered by many to be unelectable in the early stags of his 1980 run.


9 posted on 08/21/2011 3:05:17 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The Destroyer = anti-US, the West, Christians, Israel, banks, W.S., Corps, & the free enterpr systm.)
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To: AAABEST

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha@@@!!!!!!!!!!!@@@@!!!!!!!!!!@@@!!!@@@!!!@@@!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!hahahahahha!!!


10 posted on 08/21/2011 3:07:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; shield

ping


11 posted on 08/21/2011 3:07:21 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“It’s weird how the libtards continually have to babble and drool over the GOP to keep from having to talk about their guy, Barack the Loser.”

Says it all. Back in the day they were breathless over his vacations. They loved to show us his shirtless body in the surf [don’t shoot me; I’m just the messenger] and the fine figure he cut going out to a fancy restaurant.

Now he may as well not exist. They would rather talk about toe fungus.

Can you blame them?


12 posted on 08/21/2011 3:09:01 PM PDT by Fantasywriter
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To: DoughtyOne

When the left wing crazy media “deem” a Republican unelectable, we know that is the candidate we should run!

This election is one of the most important elections in the history of the United States of America. We will not let the bat sh*t crazy left pick our candidate this time.


14 posted on 08/21/2011 3:11:05 PM PDT by Debi911
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To: AAABEST

They WANT Romney to be the nominee....he’s the “new” Bob Dole/John McCain NOTHINGBURGER.


15 posted on 08/21/2011 3:12:02 PM PDT by Ann Archy (Abortion is the Human Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: AAABEST

Remember once upon a time ago when the mighty ‘Hellary’ was the can’t miss candidate? Why should we listen to these ‘expert’ pundits. We decide who is electable or not although they decided to foist the Hobbit hater establishment RINO on us last cycle.


16 posted on 08/21/2011 3:12:26 PM PDT by tflabo ( to have been selected)
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To: AAABEST

Last presidential election due to crossover voting john mc cain was selected.
Let’s not let obammy’s obediant media help us select who may represent the opposition this election.


17 posted on 08/21/2011 3:18:54 PM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) He's obviously just not quite up to the job.)
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To: AAABEST
Because Rick Perry ‘Unelectable’

Unlike Barack Obama.

18 posted on 08/21/2011 3:19:44 PM PDT by Maceman (Obama: As American as nasei goreng)
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To: DoughtyOne
Ronald Reagan was considered by many to be unelectable in the early stags of his 1980 run.

From my recollection, Reagan was the top of the polls with announced candidates. Only Ford out polled him. Reagan was always the frontrunner in '80.

ABC News=Harris Survey March 10, 1980

19 posted on 08/21/2011 3:19:44 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: TomGuy
Interpretation: Romney is more vunerable (Romneycare), so Perry must not be the nominee.

Yes.

The people who want most for our side to lose want us to believe that they fear Romney the most - yet they continue to shill for Romney, even though they fear him most.

It's like they've convinced themselves that nobody will catch on to their obvious troll status.

20 posted on 08/21/2011 3:20:56 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: AAABEST
One thing that's endearing Perry to me is the way he makes his detractors absolutely bats*** crazy.

Kicking off Nascar

21 posted on 08/21/2011 3:24:31 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Grizzled Bear

The elite media were dumb founded when Bush won again in 04. Remember them doing stories after that on religious people in the United States as if they were some kind of foreign alien that just stepped foot into the country? They had no idea that average folks out there loved God, country and freedom and it shook them up something fierce.

They got shook up again when Brown won here in Massachusetts. They couldn’t believe some guy in a pick up truck would win over Martha, the ice queen.

Let them live in the land of make believe and their own little elite circle if they chose but you know I’m going to be watching Chrissy again the night after the election in 2012 and smiling. :-)


22 posted on 08/21/2011 3:24:44 PM PDT by MissyMa
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...

ping......


23 posted on 08/21/2011 3:28:00 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: AAABEST

I know this sounds anathema, but frankly, I don’t care if we nominate the most bat **** crazy RINO out there. Well, that MIGHT be going a bit overboard, but you get the point.

Look, Newt isn’t my first choice, but he has been saying one thing right: if we elect a strong conservative Congress, it may not matter WHICH Republican gets the White House, because the legislative branch will help pull him or her to the right.

Compared to Hussein, Mitt would not be the worst choice. Perry might be better. Right now I like Herman Cain. But I am not picking anyone right now. And I’m not convinced SP will get in.


24 posted on 08/21/2011 3:29:17 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: AAABEST

LIAR LIAR LIAR TAIL ON FIRE......again proving what we know that PERRY...is the MOST ELECTABLE...


25 posted on 08/21/2011 3:30:35 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: AAABEST

The lefties are absolutely terrified of Perry. They know he would almost certainly crush 0 in the general.


26 posted on 08/21/2011 3:32:28 PM PDT by mike-zed
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To: AAABEST

So they are conceding that Romney is electable against Obama.


27 posted on 08/21/2011 3:33:22 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: AAABEST

I’m just here for the replies. I can’t imagine that anyone really cares what Matthew’s thinks, but he’s a fun target.


28 posted on 08/21/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT by Ronin (Obamanation has replaced Bizarroworld as the most twisted place in the universe.)
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To: Grizzled Bear
Then they crow that they’ll vote for “anybody but Obama.”

Sarah Palin's own words, by the way.

Just saying.....

29 posted on 08/21/2011 3:46:34 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: AAABEST

Perry will win the nomination, and the Presidency, if Palin stays out.

If Palin jumps in, she’ll split the conservative financial support and vote, and Romney will take the nomination, and the Presidency.

Bear in mind that the above predictions are made by one who has supported Phil Gramm, Bill Frist, and Fred Thompson for the GOP Presidential nomination in prior years.


30 posted on 08/21/2011 3:48:21 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina ("Better be wise by the misfortunes of others than by your own." -- Aesop)
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To: Brilliant

You got to love the bald who claims, “Well certainly the Republican party is a very idealogogical party right now” LOL. Does he mean the Demrats aren’t? First they float a balloon” that Perry would be the easiest to beat in the general” and now the Sunday talk shows beat up on Perry. I guess he’s our guy!


31 posted on 08/21/2011 3:49:57 PM PDT by rjsclassics (bringing people together)
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To: Brilliant

The Dims know Romney is unelectable because the Dims will demonize Romney on his religion ... they will use religion like it’s never been used before and it will be effective across the political spectrum .

Remember the administration has invested an enormous amount of resources and money on op-research geared solely on a Romney nomination .. their conclusion and narrative for Romney : (Romney = weird)


32 posted on 08/21/2011 3:51:03 PM PDT by Neu Pragmatist (Rick Perry is the only Conservative who can defeat Romney and Obama)
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To: AAABEST

The Left is pushing the Mittster because they know a huge number of conservatives will never vote for him and their pathetic loser of a president can finish destroying America after his re-election.

If the “Independents” haven’t learned by now that the media will always push their Democrat Party candidate, they are too stupid to be depended on.


33 posted on 08/21/2011 3:54:07 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
I LOVE when you use that word, driving everyone to their online dictionaries!
34 posted on 08/21/2011 3:55:19 PM PDT by secret garden (Why procrastinate when you can perendinate?)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks shield.Glad they're both so awfully concerned about this and completely above-board in their motivations and objectivity. What's their answer to a Romney/Perry or Perry/Romney ticket?


35 posted on 08/21/2011 3:56:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Yes, as a matter of fact, it is that time again -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: southernnorthcarolina
I'm afraid you might be right.

Last time around McCain didn't win the nomination. He didn't win anything.

What happened was the conservative vote got split up between candidates more conservative than McCain. McCain won by default.

36 posted on 08/21/2011 4:01:46 PM PDT by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: Lazlo in PA
Did you actually look at that poll? It shows Carter beating Reagan 2 - 1. He was definitely not the frontrunner throughout 1980.

Actually, the MSM is doing the same thing to Rick Perry they did to Ronald Reagan, and I have a feeling we will have a similar outcome. They are painting him out to be a total buffoon who is nothing more than a raving lunatic.

If he does indeed get the nomination, that absurd caricature will not hold up. The American people will see he is a likable guy with common sense ideas.

He wouldn't win as many states as Reagan did. Demographics won't allow it, but he would have a comfortable electoral victory IMO.

37 posted on 08/21/2011 4:02:40 PM PDT by comebacknewt (Sheesh. Go away and stay away Newt.)
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To: madison10

A Perry presidency would be GWBush’s third term.

Just saying.


38 posted on 08/21/2011 4:05:27 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Reddy

Not so much that Perry should be the nominee, but the Romney should NOT be the nominee. The more the LSM pushes Romney, the further we should run in the opposite direction. Just my humble opinion. :)


39 posted on 08/21/2011 4:11:00 PM PDT by madison10
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To: comebacknewt

The original poster was saying that Reagan early on was considered unelectable. Early on would be in the GOP Primary. He did quite well in that. The match up between Carter and Reagan is a different matter. As we already know, the polling in that was total garbage. They had Reagan at like 7 million voter deficit.

You are right on the MSM. They always paint our guys as buffoons. I think the public is wise to it and will disregard these caricatures.


40 posted on 08/21/2011 4:11:00 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: AAABEST

It’s official. My 5 buddies from church (previously we couldn’t agree on anyone) are all for Rick Perry. Palin needs to do her duty or get out of the outhouse. Perry/Bachman 2012 Take Liberty Back.


41 posted on 08/21/2011 4:14:13 PM PDT by 2nd Amendment
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To: AAABEST

Stuff like this is good for a laugh.


42 posted on 08/21/2011 4:19:54 PM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Reddy

Nope, I don’t believe for a minute that Perry is anything like GW. Perry may not be as conservative as some here would like, no one is , but he is far to the right of GW.


43 posted on 08/21/2011 4:28:02 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: 2nd Amendment

Yup, I’ll take Perry/Bachman, Perry/Palin,or Palin/Perry.Any of those will be just fine.


44 posted on 08/21/2011 4:31:53 PM PDT by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Mamas don't let your cowboys grow up to be babies..)
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To: Quickgun
Yup, I’ll take Perry/Bachman, Perry/Palin,or Palin/Perry.Any of those will be just fine.

I'm with you on that.

45 posted on 08/21/2011 4:34:04 PM PDT by Allegra (Hey! Stop looking at my tagline like that.)
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To: mike-zed

“The lefties are absolutely terrified of Perry. They know he would almost certainly crush 0 in the general.”

Yup.


46 posted on 08/21/2011 4:40:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: AAABEST

Where is Mitt these days?

Yea Mitt Romney = Edward Everett


47 posted on 08/21/2011 4:44:07 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: AAABEST

Yea give us Mitt so he can vacation at his newly enlarged home!


48 posted on 08/21/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: klimeckg
Where is Mitt these days?

working on his new house plans

49 posted on 08/21/2011 4:51:38 PM PDT by RightField (one of the obstreperous citizens insisting on incorrect thinking - C. Krauthamer)
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To: AAABEST

Whoever will be Republican nominee will be electable.


50 posted on 08/21/2011 4:55:33 PM PDT by alecqss
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