Skip to comments.A Caller Enthused for Mitt Romney
Posted on 01/16/2012 3:22:24 PM PST by Kaslin
RUSH: Amy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, great to have you on the EIB Network. Welcome.
CALLER: Whoa. Thank you so much, Rush. It's a thrill to talk to you.
RUSH: Thank you.
CALLER: Yeah, I just wanted to call and let you know and your listeners know that there are some of us out here that are enthusiastic about Mitt Romney. You know, they're not all vote-by-default.
RUSH: I know there are a lot of people enthusiastic about Romney.
CALLER: Well, I mean the pundits just carry on as if it's all by default. And even, you know, the other Republicans running against him keep coining him as this terrible moderate Republican in Massachusetts, and I look at that and I say, "Well, the point is when he was in Massachusetts he ran on those issues and he kept his promises. He kept his commitment, and he governed in that state the way in which he was elected." And I think, you know, as hard as it is to trust politicians, we have to at some point, and so we do, we look at a person's character and the way that they -- you know, have they kept their commitments? Have they done what they said they would do? And, you know, I'm gonna trust Mitt Romney --
RUSH: What is the one -- well, top two criticisms of Romney that conservatives make that you don't like to hear?
CALLER: Hmm. Well, some of the people in my circle of friends, the Mormon thing comes up and they seem to think that the evangelical people will not vote for him because he's not conservative enough.
RUSH: Yeah, but that hasn't been a part of the campaign yet, nobody's talking about his Mormonism, yet.
CALLER: Well, that's true, and that's what I tell them as well, but --
RUSH: Well, what I'm getting at here is that people that don't like Romney have heard him say, "I'm not a conservative Republican, I'm a moderate." They see he will not back off at all his support for Romneycare, which two of his advisers are now saying that the Obama administration has used as their model for Obamacare.
CALLER: Yeah, but he's clearly said the first thing he's gonna do is repeal Obamacare. And I think he's made that clear, and I believe that's what he'll do. You know, I believe he has the vision to, you know, bring our country back on track and make some important, tough decisions.
RUSH: Well, how long have you been a Romney supporter?
CALLER: Well, I voted for him in 2008. I thought he was the best choice then.
CALLER: Then the primary, of course.
RUSH: Well, I'll tell you, you're about to be tested.
RUSH: No, no, you are. I just want to tell you now, I just want to prepare you, if Mitt Romney's the nominee, get ready, because the media, the Democrats, are gonna be attacking him as a wishy-washy moderate. They're gonna claim that they got the idea of Obamacare from him. They're gonna praise him, they're gonna tie him to Obamacare like no other Republican could be. At the same time, they're going to attack him as a far-right kook on a lot of things, and they will bring up the Mormon business. The Mormon business did not come up with Jon Huntsman, either, and he's a Mormon. And it never comes up with Dingy Harry, and he's a Mormon.
I didn't comment on those you mention so by omission you leap to conclusions?
If you look at my posting history, you will not see criticisms of any of these candidates, quite the opposite actually as I have defended them, all except Paul and Romney.
The Tea Party was about bringing in new blood, outsiders if you will...ala Palin and Cain.
That you assume you know where I stand is on the candidates you mentioned is well, an assumption.
You know what they say about assuming, right?
->It isn’t dying because it is leaderless or poor ideas. It is dying because the governmental system we have accommodates socialism.
I understand. It’s not the views of the majority of the people of our country.
These folks here are in power along with the president and vice president and they seem to forget, it’s we, the people vs we, the elites. They are abusing the constitution. We are not extreme to say that. We have a right to be concerned.
The US Senate is composed of 100 senators
There are 2 from each of the 50 states regardless of population.
The House of Representatives has 435 members.
The number of US Representatives per state is determined based on population, so that more populous states have a greater number.
Ah, now I think I have a better idea where you are coming from.
You're saying Conservatism is dying because the moral responsibility that must go along with it is lacking.
If I read you correctly, I can't say I disagree.
Very disappointed in Rush. Me also.
I listened to the whole show, and it seemed to me the whole three hours was about Romney ? Rush defended Romney at every turn.
Oh yes it is, whether what is necessary takes place is subject for another thread.
All politicians lie, this should be a given.
My question is why do we listen to any of them? We should let their record speak for them and ignore what they say.
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[Yeah, but he’s clearly said the first thing he’s gonna do is repeal Obamacare. And I think he’s made that clear, and I believe that’s what he’ll do. ]
Anyone willing to bet their life on that? I mean literally.
Very well said. Thank you
I don't care if the GOP survives, but I do care about our nation.
If you think Obama is better than any curent GOP contender, fine. But the time is coming where we will have to pick. I will not pick Obama...
The country needs to feel "confident" again. When there is no confidence projected from those in charge--then no one invests, business will not grow steadily, etc; as lack of confidence fuels worry. People are worried...but I agree Conservatism is not dying, unless we give up the ship then; we only have ourselves to blame.
Choose our battles wisely. For so much of the hype-smoke and mirrors- on these candidates is from the recklessness or irresponsibility of the special interest group -PACs, little venture capitalists that they are; working in the name of a candidate, which the candidate has to say he/she has no control over; while working in their own best interest. That should change, as that favored candidate face is on that ad, media content and what might turn out and out Pinocchio-isms, just might boomerang.
Nor do you actually listen to what Rush say's.
Heck dude.....Newt hurt himself...and admitted it. Rush didn't do that to him. He just pointed it out. And he was right.
And I'm a Newt supporter....
On another rant....."the media" didn't pick this candidate. The GOP did. Just like they picked Dole, and McCain.
The GOP can go pound sand at this point......I'm very close to being done with them. And if Romney get's the nomination....I am done. And I will be calling my Congressman, and Senators tomorrow...and tell them the same thing.
Which will amount to zip, zero, nada....but will make me a tad happy.
Abuse their power? no, they shouldn’t be there at all. Our founding fathers made a very good constitution were the states picked the two senators not the people and there should be tens of thousands of house of representatives today and none of them being payed.
it’s being hijacked by the far left republicans. And people are confused on who is conservative. Such as with Gingrich and Perry. Such as with Bachmann and Santorum. And the tea party people have a hard challenge to keep the people elected from being co-opted.
To clarify: I meant, and always mean, “by lawful procedure”.
And...”What kind of hammer needs to be knocked over your head?” Not insightful. But kind of threatening, bud.