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AP source: SC governor to endorse Mitt Romney
Associated Press ^ | Dec. 16, 2011 | KASIE HUNT

Posted on 12/15/2011 10:55:39 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

SIOUX CITY, Iowa (AP) -- South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley plans to endorse Mitt Romney's presidential bid.

A Republican with knowledge of the endorsement disclosed the plan ahead of the official announcement on condition of anonymity.

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: haley; romney; southcarolina
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1 posted on 12/15/2011 10:55:48 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: upchuck

RINO alert.


2 posted on 12/15/2011 10:58:37 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

sell-outs galore...


3 posted on 12/15/2011 10:59:01 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just shot her chances of ever being elected to the highest office in the ass!


4 posted on 12/15/2011 10:59:08 PM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m sure the conversation went something like this:

GOP establishment: Governor Haley, endorsest thou our Most Holy Candidate Mitt Romney, and thou shalt receive the blessings for re-election from our Holy PACs.

Haley: Uh, OK.


5 posted on 12/15/2011 11:01:04 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Guess that explains her 36% approval rating.


6 posted on 12/15/2011 11:01:34 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: RIghtwardHo

I am not happy that our Governor is endorsing Romney. But dont buy into that 36% approval rating garbage.

Most South Carolinians love her... she is a good Governor and her ratings are much higher than 36%/ Whatever polls reporting that are not correct!


7 posted on 12/15/2011 11:04:09 PM PST by neverbluffer
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I guess an endorsement automatically enters one into the Mitt Romney Vice Presidential Sweepstakes.

If you win, instead of a visit from Ed McMahon you get one from a used car salesman...

8 posted on 12/15/2011 11:05:19 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He was a big donor to her campaign and endorsed her. PAYBACK.


9 posted on 12/15/2011 11:05:42 PM PST by Fred (On Newt Gingrich - He is a sociopath, but he is our sociopath)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Big mistake.


10 posted on 12/15/2011 11:06:53 PM PST by tarheelswamprat
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To: Free ThinkerNY

If Mitt turns to be the nominee, get a Republican congress. Mitt won’t fight a strong congress.


11 posted on 12/15/2011 11:09:51 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

message her folks and tell her how stupid she is....

http://www.governor.sc.gov/Pages/SendMessage.aspx


12 posted on 12/15/2011 11:10:41 PM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: neverbluffer

supposedly the Winthrop poll put her at a 36.4 approval rating but the SCGOP refutes that! She has only been in a year once the economy picks up, when the republican take the WH and Senate. She will recover with the economy!


13 posted on 12/15/2011 11:18:16 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: tallyhoe

She wanted to endorse Romney the day after she was elected.


14 posted on 12/15/2011 11:29:41 PM PST by Truth101A
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This is a genuine disappointment.
One thing for sure about this Romney campaign - - it is exposing a whole lot of principle-less phonies.


15 posted on 12/15/2011 11:47:31 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: neverbluffer

I’m not there and I sure don’t know as much as you, and sure not disputing as you are on the ground, but just saw 2 or 3 polls tonight with those numbers for her. And, yeah, polls are, well .. just polls .. but they DO have some basis in reality.

But, as they say, the only one’s that matter are those on election day. =)

This is one of the 3 I’ve seen. http://www.thesunnews.com/2011/12/10/2543560/voters-souring-on-new-governor.html


16 posted on 12/16/2011 12:15:22 AM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: Jonty30
Mitt won’t fight a strong congress.

He won't have to. Obamao has set the imperial precedent of endless "executive orders" which are on par with legislation.

17 posted on 12/16/2011 12:17:44 AM PST by fwdude
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To: Free ThinkerNY

God help us all if former Governor Sarah Palin decides to endorse Mitt Romney.

I cannot imagine the wailing and shrieks of rage from sea to shining sea if she were to embark upon such folly.


18 posted on 12/16/2011 12:33:48 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Jonty30

“If Mitt turns to be the nominee, get a Republican congress. Mitt won’t fight a strong congress.”

Boehner, McConnell and Romney. What could go wrong?


19 posted on 12/16/2011 12:52:36 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: mkjessup

“God help us all if former Governor Sarah Palin decides to endorse Mitt Romney.

I cannot imagine the wailing and shrieks of rage from sea to shining sea if she were to embark upon such folly.”

If he is the nominee I expect she will on the ABO doctrine. During the primary I would be very surprised.


20 posted on 12/16/2011 12:55:36 AM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans: Don't read their lips - watch their hands.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This isn't "surprising" as Romney backed her during her campaign for governor and wrote a $3500.00 check to her campaign.

Also Haley endorsed Romney for president in 2008.

She also wrote an OpEd with Gov. Rick Perry.

"We oppose an increase in the federal debt limit unless three common-sense conditions are met: substantial cuts in spending; enforceable spending caps to put the country on a path to a balanced budget; and congressional passage of a balanced-budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. That amendment should include a requirement for a congressional supermajority to approve any raises in taxes." Break the spend-and-borrow cycle

THE PLEDGE

I pledge to urge my Senators and Member of the House of Representatives to oppose any debt limit increase unless all three of the following conditions have been met:

1. Cut - Substantial cuts in spending that will reduce the deficit next year and thereafter.
2. Cap - Enforceable spending caps that will put federal spending on a path to a balanced budget.
3. Balance - Congressional passage of a Balanced Budget Amendment to the U.S. Constitution -- but only if it includes both a spending limitation and a super-majority for raising taxes, in addition to balancing revenues and expenses.

Rick Perry and Nikki Haley, Thursday, July 14, 2011 - “As governors of states whose residents, like all Americans, are desperate for the restoration of fiscal responsibility in Washington, we are proud to have signed the “Cut, Cap and Balance Pledge amid the debate over once again raising the federal debt ceiling.

21 posted on 12/16/2011 1:06:19 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Its pretty sad if she does endorse Romney.

I thought she was one of us.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 1:27:38 AM PST by Nextrush (President Sarah Palin sounds just right to me)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Another "Conservative" bought off by the Republican Establishment Elite.

I thought she was stronger than that.

23 posted on 12/16/2011 2:17:46 AM PST by traditional1 (Free speech for me.....not for thee)
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To: Jonty30
Mitt won’t fight a strong congress.

He won't fight a strong liberal congress -- IMO (I'm from MA). I do see him fighting a conservative congress.

24 posted on 12/16/2011 2:56:47 AM PST by maryz
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To: Free ThinkerNY; fieldmarshaldj
Remember when all the FReepers were urinating over themselves over Nikki Haley? Simply because Sarah endorsed her?

I'm a fan of Sarah but she also endorsed John McCain, the loser woman from Nevada who couldn't beat Harry Reid even though his son was trounced in the same year...

I'd love to see a history of some of the "ZOMG Nikki Haley is the next President, maybe she is actually the Messiah."

Now, "OMG she is a RINO!!!"

Just so ya'll know Google backs up everyone's posts! So you can't hide from what you said October 2010!!!

25 posted on 12/16/2011 2:57:42 AM PST by Dengar01 (Dengar01 - "Heartless" since 1983!!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How quickly these politicians turn their back on the TEA Party. Haley would have gone down in flames if it had not been for Sarah Palin saving her sorry hide.


26 posted on 12/16/2011 2:58:21 AM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: mkjessup

“God help us all if former Governor Sarah Palin decides to endorse Mitt Romney.

I cannot imagine the wailing and shrieks of rage from sea to shining sea if she were to embark upon such folly.”

I would hope that if Mittens get the nomination, the Tea Party will try to field a presidential candidate and begin the process of splitting away from the RINOs.


27 posted on 12/16/2011 2:58:29 AM PST by CapnJack
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Nikki, endorse all you like. Now figure out where you will get all the Rrepublican voters to cast their ballot for him in November after he has trashed all the conservatives during the debates.

Here’s one voter who has never not voted for the republican presidential nominee. There’s always a forst time for everything. Perhaps Karl Rove can figur eout how RINOs can vote multiple times like the Dems do.


28 posted on 12/16/2011 3:15:02 AM PST by veritas2002
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To: Free ThinkerNY

She will be the laughing stock, with Romney HERPES
forever, and any conservative
who supported her will now be made a fool.


29 posted on 12/16/2011 4:05:04 AM PST by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: CapnJack

IF Romney gets the nomination; and by the polls right now that’s a very big IF, then yes, Sarah Palin will endorse him.

She has said as much, numerous times. Now she didn’t say Romney specifically, but she did say she’d support whoever the nominee will be.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 4:07:00 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like Haley is up next on FOX and Friends to make the Romney endorsement.


31 posted on 12/16/2011 4:07:21 AM PST by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Explanation here.....

America's Ruling Class -- And the Perils of Revolution By Angelo M. Codevilla from the July 2010 - August 2010 issue

32 posted on 12/16/2011 4:07:53 AM PST by mewzilla (Santelli 2012)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Wrong, http://www.thestate.com/2011/09/02/1956512/haleys-approval-rating-dips-poll.html


33 posted on 12/16/2011 4:13:01 AM PST by org.whodat (Just another heartless American, hated by "AMNESTY" Newt, Willard, Perry and his fellow supporters)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
I read through a bunch of posts and have yet to see one that even hinted at the possibility that Governor Haley made up her mind based on what she thought was best for the nation.

Gingrich has spent a lot of time courting her. This endorsement (assuming accurate reports) says a lot more about him, than about her or Romney.

Haley has been no stranger to criticizing Gingrich in the past:

On May 17, 2011 (well before the Newt surge):

Gov. Nikki Haley hammers Gingrich over Medicare remarks

Dallas (CNN) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich might not want to count on a presidential endorsement from South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley.

In an interview with CNN Tuesday, Haley sharply admonished Gingrich for his comments over the weekend disparaging the Medicare plan proposed by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan as "radical change" and "right-wing social engineering."

The remarks opened a floodgate of conservative criticism, with elite opinion writers on down to Iowa voters accusing Gingrich of throwing his own party under the bus and making it easier for Democrats to attack the Ryan plan.

34 posted on 12/16/2011 4:28:01 AM PST by fightinJAG (So many seem to have lost their sense of smell . . .)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Add Lindsay Graham to RINOs Romney and Haley and you have a threesome.


35 posted on 12/16/2011 4:46:03 AM PST by Rebelbase
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To: Free ThinkerNY

that is huge for MR


36 posted on 12/16/2011 4:47:37 AM PST by italianquaker ( Mr Obama inherited an AAA rating and made it AA, thnx Resident Zero)
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To: italianquaker

Why? Because politicians want to climb the GOP establishments’ ladder? Remember - It’s ALL about them and not our country.


37 posted on 12/16/2011 4:57:20 AM PST by presently no screen name (If it's not in God's Word, don't pass it off as truth! That's satan's job.)
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To: Dengar01
"the loser woman from Nevada who couldn't beat Harry Reid "

Watch it, buster.

Sharron Angle couldn't beat the 50,000+ fraudulent votes that were created for Reid by his union thugs.

Nobody could beat that.

38 posted on 12/16/2011 5:02:34 AM PST by eCSMaster
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To: veritas2002

Beats the heck out of me that people would vote for someone based on an endorsement by another politician. Even if it’s Palin with the endorsement. Big deal. People need to think for themselves as to who they’ll vote for and not based somebody’s endorsement.


39 posted on 12/16/2011 5:02:50 AM PST by nfldgirl
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To: maryz

It’s just my opinion.

He won’t fight a Conservative congress either. He will steal some credit though.


40 posted on 12/16/2011 5:05:24 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: fightinJAG

You’re not actually here to say that Romney is best for the nation, are you?

Saying no to Newt doesn’t give a free pass to endorse Romney, by people who call themselves conservatives.


41 posted on 12/16/2011 5:13:53 AM PST by txrangerette ("HOLD TO THE TRUTH...SPEAK WITHOUT FEAR" - Glenn Beck)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Just goes to show that the only *organization* the Tea Party movement needs is AT the VOTING BOOTH.

When they start having splinter groups running around claiming to be the ‘real’ Tea Party, that’s when the movement started to decay.


42 posted on 12/16/2011 5:14:51 AM PST by wolfcreek (Perry to Obama: Adios, MOFO!)
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To: gov_bean_ counter
"I guess an endorsement automatically enters one into the Mitt Romney Vice Presidential Sweepstakes."

Where every entry in the drum says "Rubio".

This whole thing is such laughably predictable kabuki...

43 posted on 12/16/2011 5:16:39 AM PST by StAnDeliver
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Just shot her chances of ever being elected to the highest office in the ass!

The highest office in the ass?

44 posted on 12/16/2011 5:22:31 AM PST by ecomcon
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
GOP establishment: Governor Haley, endorsest thou our Most Holy Candidate Mitt Romney, and thou shalt receive the blessings for re-election from our Holy PACs.

Exactly. I explained to my husband how the fix was in for Romney a long time ago. He didn't believe me, but he said if I turned out to be right - he's done with politics, because our opinions don't matter anyway.

As long as the GOP establishment is choosing our candidates for us, why do we bother to pay any attention to politics at all? Isn't there something more productive we could be doing?

If Romney takes the primaries, we're done. We're all going to hunker down and let GOP sort it out.

45 posted on 12/16/2011 5:26:01 AM PST by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: neverbluffer

I voted for her. I still vote for her. However when elected she only got 51% of the vote. I don’t think her support has been very strong.


46 posted on 12/16/2011 5:28:14 AM PST by MontaniSemperLiberi (Moutaineers are Always Free)
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To: neverbluffer

Not from SC but love your Gov ...... wish she’d kept her powder dry.


47 posted on 12/16/2011 5:28:39 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Told you!

Every GOP woman wants to be married to Mitt Romney

That’s the truth.


48 posted on 12/16/2011 5:30:32 AM PST by TitansAFC (I will never, EVER, under any circumstance, EVER support Ron Paul over ANYBODY.)
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To: concerned about politics

If you remember, the Tea Party was doing “something”. The Tea Party left the tracks by allowing themselves to be swallowed into the GOP.

The power of the Tea Party was that they could keep the pressure on all politicians of any party. Backing unproven or risky candidates was a mistake. They all pretended to be Tea Party until they set foot in DC.

If they had stayed away from candidates, they would still be feared by the GOP as well as the democraps.

But I agree with you, The fix is in and it was promised to Romney in 2008 that 2012 would be his if he backed off and supported McLame. McCain was promised the nomination in 2008, it was his turn.


49 posted on 12/16/2011 5:36:46 AM PST by dforest
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I wonder what the “offer-she-couldn’t-refuse” was??


50 posted on 12/16/2011 5:39:57 AM PST by madmaximus (Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck 2012 Yes we can!!!)
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