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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at hosted.ap.org ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: haley; romney; southcarolina
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To: mkjessup

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

After what his people did to her during and after the 2008 election, I would be surprised if Palin even mentions Mitts name.

He and his people have proved to her over and over what backstabing is in the political arena.

Lesson learned ....Don’t let Romney or his people anywhere near your six.


101 posted on 12/16/2011 10:09:52 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: Mean Maryjean

“People need to think for themselves ....”

As the Bard once said...”Aye, there’s the rub!”


102 posted on 12/16/2011 10:12:45 AM PST by Forty-Niner (The barely bare, berry bear formerly known as..........Ursus Arctos Horribilis.)
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To: traditional1
We don't need to accomodate RINO's...Jim has allowed non-Conservative members, too

So which is it? Do we accommodate non-conservatives or do we don't?

103 posted on 12/16/2011 10:18:09 AM PST by sam_paine (X .................................)
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To: Ripliancum
She's not the political goddess that people make her out to be.

PDS mantra.
104 posted on 12/16/2011 10:30:39 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: TitansAFC

Mitt is the 3rd party, IMO. The imposter party where all the rino’s belong.


105 posted on 12/16/2011 10:40:08 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: Free ThinkerNY; All
This is very disappointing. As a result of this endorsement, I think less of her today than I did yesterday.

I wonder what pressure (or promises) she got to fall in line behind Romney.

106 posted on 12/16/2011 10:54:40 AM PST by newzjunkey (Republicans will find a way to reelect Obama and Speaker Pelosi.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am a South Carolinian and a supporter of Gov. Nikki Haley. Needless to say, this is a disappointing decision to me. I know why she did it — It was a pure political calculation. Simply put, Nikki was first endorsed by Mitt Romney in her run for Governor by Mitt Romney — when she was in last place in the polls. Of course, it was Sarah Palin’s endorsement that rocketed her to 1st place and the Governor’s mansion — but alas, Sarah’s not running. Thus, she gave her endorsement to the Presidential Candidate that gave her his endorsement. So, this is just a political payback. She’s “playing the game.” Not surprising.... But I don’t think it will help Romney all that much in SC at this point.


107 posted on 12/16/2011 12:44:38 PM PST by patriot preacher
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To: concerned about politics

That’s the thing. The GOP Old Guard must be overthrown from within, so the blessings of the Holy PACs can be used to leverage endorsements of conservatives, rather than liberals.


108 posted on 12/16/2011 2:57:28 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Occupy DC General Assembly: We are Marxist tools. WE ARE MARXIST TOOLS!)
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To: sam_paine

All I know is ... glad I won’t have to decide that one. lol


109 posted on 12/16/2011 3:38:56 PM PST by RIghtwardHo
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Jim Robinson
When Mitt Romney DOES become the 2012 nominee of the Stupid Party, it will be most instructive just what Free Republic does. Does it eat it’s words and reverse itself, rationalizing and supporting him and the RINOs against Obama or will Free Republic become a site supportive of an Alternative Conservative Party and candidate for president based on restoration of Constitutional principles?? Really wondering these days.

I'm wondering, too.

If Romney somehow ends up as the GOP nominee, will FR make way to back Romney against Obama, despite Romney's flagrantly anti-life, anti-RKBA, pro-homosexual, pro-bailout, pro-taxes, pro-Obamacare, pro-Big Government record?

(Then again, FR supported the treasonous RINO McCain in the 2008 general election - you remember how that turned out, AiT.)

110 posted on 12/16/2011 4:05:11 PM PST by rabscuttle385 (Live Free or Die)
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To: AmericanInTokyo; Jim Robinson
When Mitt Romney DOES become the 2012 nominee of the Stupid Party, it will be most instructive just what Free Republic does. Does it eat it’s words and reverse itself, rationalizing and supporting him and the RINOs against Obama or will Free Republic become a site supportive of an Alternative Conservative Party and candidate for president based on restoration of Constitutional principles?? Really wondering these days.

Free Republic is not going to support Romney from what I've read. Jim Robinson posted this last month:

It may be the end of FR should he get the nomination, but no way in hell will I ever support or vote for the abortionist, homosexualist, global warmingist, gun-grabbing, socialist healthcare pushing, big government mandate loving, flop-flopping, lying liberal progressive Keynesian, Mitt Romney.

If Willard gets the nomination, a lot of us will not support him and will go third party, write-in, or leave it blank for President.

But I don't think Mitt Romney will get the nomination. Bachmann, Perry, and Cain could not really dent Romney's polls, but Gingrich is doing it. Just as people thought the Republican Revolution was impossible, a lot of people, myself included, thought it was impossible to make a dent in Romney's 20-25%, but Gingrich is doing it.
111 posted on 12/16/2011 4:24:45 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: rabscuttle385; AmericanInTokyo

Well, I’ll tell you. At least McCain was pro-life and not a draft-dodger.

If abortionist/socialist Mitt Romney is the nominee, I cannot and will not support him. And if that makes it tough for FR, so be it.

In the interest of keeping FR alive to fight another day, I may be forced to make some interim changes, but I will not support this liberal/progressive bastard come hell or high water.


112 posted on 12/16/2011 4:26:37 PM PST by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Impeach the corrupt Marxist bastard!!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Okay I have been reading that everyone hates Mittens and blames him for bringing down Sarah, and I am willing to believe you all because my principles have matched those I've seen on this blog for the most part. I need to know what Mittens did to Palin that makes everyone so mad. Why do "we" hate him more than Newt. They both change sides. Did he invent and spread false rumors about her when she ran for VP and afterward? I seriously need to know, because I don't understand right now. I love Nikki Haley and so far think I always will. Why say she has a defect because she is supporting Romney?
113 posted on 12/16/2011 7:48:44 PM PST by nakutny
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To: fieldmarshaldj; campaignPete R-CT; GOPsterinMA; Clintonfatigued; sickoflibs; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Unlike O’Donnell, Bob Dole, and Mark Kirk, this one is actually meaningful.

People are excepting the race as a two-way and don’t like Gingrich’s chances in November. I expect more players to publicly line up behind Romney.

What a state of affairs.


114 posted on 12/19/2011 5:09:48 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; calcowgirl; Gilbo_3; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne
RE :"People are excepting the race as a two-way and don’t like Gingrich’s chances in November. I expect more players to publicly line up behind Romney. What a state of affairs."

That is what I thought when I saw her endorsement and the words in her interview yesterday. Newt is scaring her to Romney. Why else would she support someone as defective as Romney?

115 posted on 12/19/2011 5:30:05 AM PST by sickoflibs (You MUST support the lesser of two RINOs or we all die!)
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To: Impy

“She is a spy and a member of the Rebel Alliance, TAKE HER AWAY!”

Thumbs down on this endorsement.


116 posted on 12/19/2011 6:43:56 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: GOPsterinMA

“Empire” was on Spike TV last night. Jeez does that network run too many commercials.


117 posted on 12/19/2011 7:07:11 AM PST by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy

Spike had the first 3 on over the weekend; WAAAYYYYY too many ads.

The worst attempted viewing I had was on BBC-America. “Bullett” was on ~3 months ago, and I couldn’t finish watching it due to the ads; there was an ad literally every 4 minutes. I bailed.


118 posted on 12/19/2011 7:15:45 AM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A lot of ignorant statements on this thread. Haley isn’t a sellout and isn’t popular because most SC Republicans like to call themselves conservatives to avoid confrontation but they are just as quick to accept a handout as anyone. I love my governor.


119 posted on 12/20/2011 11:34:05 PM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: Rick_Michael
You would rather her endorse that filthy adulterous glutenous lying slob Gingrich? Some conservative you must be.
120 posted on 12/20/2011 11:42:35 PM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: mkjessup

She already endorsed McLame when he ran for Senate. Some people thought that allowing Obama to win would give a conservative a better chance in 12. What folly that turned out to be. Electing Obama to a second term would do us no better.


121 posted on 12/20/2011 11:52:42 PM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: Jim Robinson
If abortionist/socialist Mitt Romney is the nominee, I cannot and will not support him. And if that makes it tough for FR, so be it. In the interest of keeping FR alive to fight another day, I may be forced to make some interim changes, but I will not support this liberal/progressive bastard come hell or high water.

How about this?

"Free Republic is the premier online gathering place for independent, grass-roots conservatism on the web. We're working to roll back decades of governmental largesse, to root out political fraud and corruption, and to champion causes which further conservatism in America. If you support Mitt Romney, you are no conservative. If you stand with, encourage or support those who align themselves with Mitt Romney, they are no conservative and again: neither are you, and you need to find another website. This is a NO-MITT-ROMNEY ZONE!!"

Merry Christmas from our house to yours Jim. God Bless You.
122 posted on 12/21/2011 12:49:23 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: sickoflibs
Why else would she support someone as defective as Romney?

It's pay back for Romney supporting her..rather like Palin supported McCain.

123 posted on 12/21/2011 12:53:19 AM PST by caww
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To: Force of Truth

I’d rather she not saying anything if she has nothing good to say. Romney is a poor person to endorse at her level in politics. Frankly speaking, at her level, I would sit on my hands and wish both sides the best.

Do you support Romney?


124 posted on 12/21/2011 2:24:12 AM PST by Rick_Michael ( 'REAL' Conservatives who witch hunt their own, are no better than Obama.)
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To: Rick_Michael; Force of Truth; Jim Robinson
I’d rather she not say anything if she has nothing good to say. Romney is a poor person to endorse at her level in politics. Frankly speaking, at her level, I would sit on my hands and wish both sides the best.
Do you support Romney?


To quote our esteemed Founder, "I will not support this liberal/progressive bastard come hell or high water."

How 'bout you FoT? Where do you stand?
125 posted on 12/21/2011 3:16:04 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: mkjessup

Same as it has always been. Speak the truth for or against every candidate. Find and demonstrate the strengths and and weaknesses, but above all beat Obama and win the Senate. But I’m defending my beloved Nikki Haley in this context.


126 posted on 12/23/2011 5:05:15 PM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: mkjessup

Since you seem to be a spokesperson, and so there is no confusion, the official FR position is even if Romney wins the GOP nomination, he is not to be supported and no negative info even if true is allowed against his rivals. Even if that means Obama wins.


127 posted on 12/23/2011 5:22:10 PM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: Force of Truth

And if you dont agree then you are not a conservative and are an evil liberal and should be banned. That seems to be the implicit attitude. Correct me where I am wrong or get off my backside you little gnat and argue like a man without the emotional bs.


128 posted on 12/23/2011 5:32:22 PM PST by Force of Truth (Intelligence and virtue are preferable in a candidate, but I'd much rather he or she be chinchy.)
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To: Force of Truth
How 'bout you FoT, where do you stand?
Same as it has always been. Speak the truth for or against every candidate. Find and demonstrate the strengths and and weaknesses, but above all beat Obama and win the Senate. But I’m defending my beloved Nikki Haley in this context.


Nice parsing of the words there FoT, I was asking where you stand on Mitt Romney and you sidestepped that query with the skill of a slick Willie.

Now as for defending your "beloved" Nikki Haley, if the beloved Nikki was a hostess over at your local Peddler's Steak House, and the morning newspaper reported that the health department was investigating e.coli reports from the salad bar, would you take Nikki's word for it that the salad bar was perfectly ok, or would you err on the side of caution and say "thanks but no thanks Nikki"?

Here is the proper "context" for you in this situation: 0bama and his regime are the equivalent of botulism in America's universal food chain, that much is true however you don't cure yourself of botulism by diving into a salad contaminated with e.coli, which is exactly what Romney represents, i.e., "0bama-lite".

You might give that analogy some thought.
129 posted on 12/23/2011 6:59:00 PM 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: Force of Truth
Since you seem to be a spokesperson, and so there is no confusion, the official FR position is even if Romney wins the GOP nomination, he is not to be supported and no negative info even if true is allowed against his rivals. Even if that means Obama wins.

I never claimed to be a "spokesperson", and you can post any negative information you want about any candidate pal, but the Founder of FR has made his position clear about Romney, and you seem to comprehend it, i.e. "Romney will not have support from FR", so if you can't handle that, I suggest you find yourself another website to pimp that Massachusetts liberal that your "beloved" Nikki has cozied up to.
130 posted on 12/23/2011 6:59:31 PM 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: Force of Truth; Jim Robinson
And if you dont agree then you are not a conservative and are an evil liberal and should be banned. That seems to be the implicit attitude. Correct me where I am wrong or get off my backside you little gnat and argue like a man without the emotional bs.

I don't deal in "emotional BS" like liberals and RINOs do, and make a note: I got your great big 'gnat' right >here< bucko. It isn't an attitude, it's the truth: if you support Romney, you are NO conservative, because ROMNEY is no conservative.

You need to either get your mind right, or prepare for that inevitable zot from above. Neither Romney NOR his supporters are welcome here on this website. Feel free to confirm this with JimRob, he'll be happy to clarify anything you are unclear on.
131 posted on 12/23/2011 6:59:51 PM 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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