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John Bolton to endorse Mitt Romney
CNN ^ | Wednesday January 11, 2012

Posted on 01/11/2012 7:53:41 PM PST by Bigtigermike

(CNN) – John Bolton, the former U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, is set to endorse presidential candidate Mitt Romney, a source close to Romney’s presidential campaign said Wednesday.

Bolton served in the administrations of former Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush before former President George W. Bush appointed him the U.N. role.

(Excerpt) Read more at politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2012endorsements; bolton; endorsements; johnbolton; mittromney; romney2012; sellout
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The Fix is in! First it was Nikki Haley, then Pam Boni in FL, now some TEA Party leaders musing about supporting Romney, now Bolton!

Sigh!

1 posted on 01/11/2012 7:53:53 PM PST by Bigtigermike
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To: Bigtigermike

Why not? Romney is the father of sodomite marriage and Bolton supports it.


2 posted on 01/11/2012 7:57:30 PM PST by EternalVigilance (The Republican Party is dead. The Republic is not. At least not yet.)
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To: Bigtigermike

The H.W. side of Bolton reappears..

Dumb move. Just another RINO showing his true colors.


3 posted on 01/11/2012 7:58:07 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Impy; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; EternalVigilance; GOPsterinMA

WTF IS GOING ON???!!!


4 posted on 01/11/2012 7:58:48 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Illegal aliens collect welfare checks that Americans won't collect)
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To: Bigtigermike

Silly of him.. and too early. Should have given Santorum more time.


5 posted on 01/11/2012 7:59:08 PM PST by Track9 (There IS revolution brewing..)
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To: Bigtigermike

Sad.


6 posted on 01/11/2012 7:59:19 PM PST by dragonblustar (Allah Ain't So Akbar!)
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To: Bigtigermike
Voting is a game for suckers who haven't figured out that the game is rigged.

You want change? Don't seek it in the voting booth. It's not there.

7 posted on 01/11/2012 7:59:59 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (Nothing will change until after the war.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Cool, another unnamed source! We should allow the testimony of unnamed sources in murder trials!


8 posted on 01/11/2012 7:59:59 PM PST by Grizzled Bear (No More RINOS!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Ooh! Ooh! Ooh!

appoint me! appoint me!


9 posted on 01/11/2012 8:00:17 PM PST by PGR88
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To: Bigtigermike

Too many hours sitting in the television makeup chair staring in the mirror.


10 posted on 01/11/2012 8:01:27 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Clintonfatigued

We the people are screwed, that’s what’s going on.


11 posted on 01/11/2012 8:01:35 PM PST by JaguarXKE
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To: Bigtigermike

Not set to do it. He did it on Greta’s show tonight on FOX. In essence, he said, “I’m all in for Romney.”


12 posted on 01/11/2012 8:02:24 PM PST by writer33 (Mark Levin Is The Constitutional Engine Of Conservatism)
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To: CainConservative

Chaos Redux. Operation Chaos, I say, Republican Establishment style. Very funny timing, as the Establishment goes wobbly at our rebellion. We now know what “Cram Down” means, but we don’t have to swallow this time. We have a choice to see this through and remain in rebellion.

“REBELLION IS BREWING!” Jim Robinson, on many occasions


13 posted on 01/11/2012 8:02:30 PM PST by RitaOK (Newt's enemies are my enemies, so let 'er rip, Newt. 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Is there any mention of what the sales price was?


14 posted on 01/11/2012 8:03:22 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Bigtigermike

Nohhhhhhhh!!!!


15 posted on 01/11/2012 8:03:53 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Clintonfatigued; All

Like I wrote ~2.5 hours ago:

“I just don’t know what to do anymore...”


16 posted on 01/11/2012 8:04:43 PM PST by GOPsterinMA (And who doesn't have baggage?)
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To: RitaOK

Amen, Rita : )


17 posted on 01/11/2012 8:04:55 PM PST by CainConservative (Newt/Santorum 2012 with Cain, Huck, Petraeus, Parker, Watts, Duncan, & Bachmann in Newt's Cabinet)
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To: Track9
Silly of him.. and too early.

Not if you want to be Romney's Secretary of State.

18 posted on 01/11/2012 8:05:57 PM PST by Leaning Right (Why am I carrying this lantern? you ask. I am looking for the next Reagan.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Bolton endorsed McCain in ‘08, so this shouldn’t surprise anybody.

Is he really even that influential?


19 posted on 01/11/2012 8:06:31 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

No surprise...he endorsed Juan McCain in 2008.


20 posted on 01/11/2012 8:06:31 PM PST by bimboeruption (Clinging to my Bible and my HK.)
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To: JaguarXKE

” We the people are screwed, that’s what’s going on. “

Maybe not. Why would the Establishment be so doubling down on the Cram Down of Romney, if they weren’t plenty nervous.


21 posted on 01/11/2012 8:07:12 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

Mitt has some kind of RiNO mojo!

That or he’s blackmailing everyone somehow...


22 posted on 01/11/2012 8:08:39 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> - - -)
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To: PGR88

Mistake, Mitt is not going to win, Bain is going to take him down. Perry double down on Bain and Newt is pissed.


23 posted on 01/11/2012 8:08:51 PM PST by jpsb
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To: Bigtigermike

Well, Mr. Ambassador, you’ve just gone way down from that pedestal I had you on. This now goes on your record, sir.


24 posted on 01/11/2012 8:09:14 PM PST by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Bigtigermike

Blue bloods sticking together...no surprise


25 posted on 01/11/2012 8:09:20 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: Vendome

We still have the Poison Pill...

Just need to get the Senate locked up first.

Not quite there yet, personally, but it’s worth putting on the table I think.


26 posted on 01/11/2012 8:12:54 PM PST by One Name
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To: Clintonfatigued
What's going on? Romney's facing a divided opposition. The conservative vote is split and the establishment vote is consolidated into one candidate.

If our side had consolidated into one candidate Romney would be in big trouble.

We'll see what SC brings. Some think we can wait and see beyond SC and beyond Florida. They are only looking at it by voting trends. But as time goes by the endorsements and commitments to donate from big donors are made to the present front runner and assumed winner of the nomination.

As those endorsements happen and the money comes in it's transferred into more ads. The more ads, the more exposure the more power.

Perry could have passed on his support. There's no way he can win. Maybe Perry and Romney have some sort of secret deal.

27 posted on 01/11/2012 8:13:02 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: Bigtigermike

So, I guess the only question remaining is do I put my head up my ass and vote for Mitt, or do I kiss my ass goodbye?


28 posted on 01/11/2012 8:13:53 PM PST by Thorliveshere
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To: Bigtigermike

Another one I have lost total respect for...WOW...I didn’t see this one coming.


29 posted on 01/11/2012 8:14:13 PM PST by surfer (To err is human, to really foul things up takes a Democrat, don't expect the GOP to have the answer!)
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To: PGR88
Ooh Ooh Ooh! Toody! Man, did your comment bring back memories...lol! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQfXPGCYlfI
30 posted on 01/11/2012 8:14:26 PM PST by Beowulf9
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To: RitaOK
"Maybe not. Why would the Establishment be so doubling down on the Cram Down of Romney, if they weren’t plenty nervous."

They are in full court press mode, and yes they are nervous. Paul is getting traction, and Paul is their worst night mare. So they want to get this deal done and quickly. Paul has the legs to go all the way and that scares team Mitt.

31 posted on 01/11/2012 8:14:50 PM PST by jpsb
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To: jpsb

I am all in for Perry getting noisy. Good for him, and good for Newt! After all, noise is what I like so much about Newt. Perry needs a signature and NOISE would make a nice one. Let ‘em ALL have it in DC! Let the Governor of South Carolina have it! Let FOX NEWS have it! Let these one-by-one’s ALL have it, who are making promissory deposits off Romney.


32 posted on 01/11/2012 8:15:33 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: tsowellfan
If our side had consolidated into one candidate Romney would be in big trouble.

The problem is none of the alternatives really stand out against the others, they all have tremendous flaws, while they do have good points as well.

33 posted on 01/11/2012 8:15:40 PM PST by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Bigtigermike

Just damn...


34 posted on 01/11/2012 8:16:23 PM PST by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: dfwgator

“The problem is none of the alternatives really stand out against the others, they all have tremendous flaws, while they do have good points as well.”

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The problem is Palin folded.

The worst part of it, is that Palin folded, it would seem, because ROMNEY’S SMEARS WORKED.

Why Palin would allow him this victory, eludes me.

I imagine I’m not alone, confounded about this.


35 posted on 01/11/2012 8:19:49 PM PST by Cringing Negativism Network (ROMNEY / ALINSKY 2012 (sarcasm))
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To: One Name

I think we’ll get to a majority, perhaps a super majority.


36 posted on 01/11/2012 8:20:54 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: jpsb

The Establishment never counted on Ron Paul running third party INSIDE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY, which he is.

If they could, the Establishment would use Paul against us and maybe they ARE. But, why can’t the risk run both ways?
Can’t we hold Paul over THEIR head, if they don’t cut Romney loose and get with the conservative race going on out there? Let these three conservatives be free to run their race and let the Establishment BACK OFF, instead of us, Every. Single. Time!

We have three conservatives. Let them run their race


37 posted on 01/11/2012 8:22:31 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: dfwgator
they all have tremendous flaws

Compared to Romney and Obama those flaws aren't so tremendous to me. I'll take Newt's flaws or Santorum's flaws or Perry's flaws over Romney's anytime.

Romney's already starting to morph into his left of center candidacy before our eyes. He's getting ready to pander to the left.

That's Romney. He panders the conservatives until he knows he's got their vote. Then he panders the left. After he wins the election he panders the left much more than the conservatives. By re-election time he puts the conservative hat back on and blames his liberal actions on his inability to get things done because of the liberals in Congress. That's Romney in a nutshell.

38 posted on 01/11/2012 8:24:03 PM PST by tsowellfan (I dont need to read the papers. Rush & Mark do it for me)
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To: One Name

agreed. Screw Mitt.


39 posted on 01/11/2012 8:25:17 PM PST by Carthego delenda est
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To: CainConservative

Wow! It took 3 posts until the RINO label showed up. So if Bolton is a RINO then who isn’t?


40 posted on 01/11/2012 8:26:08 PM PST by willk
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To: Bigtigermike

I am stunned speechless.


41 posted on 01/11/2012 8:26:23 PM PST by Cyman
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To: ClearCase_guy

Then

Where should we seek change my FRiend?


42 posted on 01/11/2012 8:26:56 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Bigtigermike
Most likely means, Palin's not planning on entering.

NO cheers, unfortunately.

43 posted on 01/11/2012 8:26:56 PM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: RitaOK; Bigtigermike; Vendome; ClearCase_guy

The GOP machine has drug us along every election, throwing a few bones here and there.

Personally, the last time I rebelled was Perot in ‘92. Thought I should never do it again.

But, the Dems have streaked to the left and the GOP has steadily drifted left, maybe more on the fiscal front than the social but a steady drift it has been.

Frogs we are, in a boiling pot.

There is an option, but it’s like calling an airstrike in on your position....


44 posted on 01/11/2012 8:26:56 PM PST by One Name
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To: Bigtigermike

What a friggin’ disappointment!


45 posted on 01/11/2012 8:27:48 PM PST by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Bigtigermike

46 posted on 01/11/2012 8:28:45 PM PST by garjog
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To: RitaOK

Hey my FRiend

What would you suggest?


47 posted on 01/11/2012 8:28:57 PM PST by Steve Newton
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To: dfwgator
"The problem is none of the alternatives really stand out against the others

Which is why I think Paul is being very much underestimated. Newt can hurt Romney but I don't see him helping himself. Perry is done. Huntsman is done. That leaves Santorum or Paul as the anti Romney. Not sure how that plays out but I'd give the edge to Paul, since Paul has a national organization and has great appeal to independents.

Things are getting interesting, N.C. is going to be huge.

48 posted on 01/11/2012 8:29:36 PM PST by jpsb
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To: dfwgator; tsowellfan

” If our side had consolidated into one candidate Romney would be in big trouble. “<<<

” The problem is none of the alternatives really stand out against the others, they all have tremendous flaws, while they do have good points as well. “ <<<

What does it matter, really? The single message heard loud and clear is that 65% of the Republicans, at minimum, DO NOT WANT the Cram Down candidate. We have been rebelling and because of it we havre been sold a crock of idle threats that a two caucus states, with open primaries, and with enemies voting in the mix, seals the nomination and closes the nomination process? What a crock. Altogether, their are what, 13 lousy delegates? Laughable.

Rebel on!


49 posted on 01/11/2012 8:31:08 PM PST by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. NEWT 2012)
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To: Bigtigermike

I’m really surprised at this. I know Perry had mentioned Bolton for Secretary of State if he won, and I thought Bolton and Perry were close, but guess not.

Or Bolton is going with who he thinks will be the winner and angling for a job.


50 posted on 01/11/2012 8:31:08 PM PST by altura (Perry 2012)
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