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The Book On Mitt Romney: Here Is John McCain's Entire Opposition Research File
BuzzFeed ^ | 1*17*12 | Andrew Kaczynski

Posted on 01/17/2012 9:51:23 PM PST by Anti-Hillary

A document found online by BuzzFeed appears to be John McCain's entire, 200-page opposition research file — or “book” — on Mitt Romney from 2008, the year they were bitter rivals. Segments of the book have been posted on RedState.com, but this the first time the document has been shared for public consumption in its entirety.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: mccain; mittromney; romney

1 posted on 01/17/2012 9:51:33 PM PST by Anti-Hillary
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To: Anti-Hillary

Poor little Mittens, he thought he was going to sail through without being vetted. WRONG!!!


2 posted on 01/17/2012 9:55:12 PM PST by FlipWilson
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To: Anti-Hillary

let us remember that EE is a piehole and redstate is a travesty. I am no fan of Mitt but this dude is sleaze personified.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 9:55:29 PM PST by acapesket
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To: Anti-Hillary

I thought they were lovers.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 9:56:17 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Anybody believe this is an accidental find?


5 posted on 01/17/2012 9:56:47 PM PST by doc1019 (Romney will never get my vote!)
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To: FlipWilson
Romney should have realized that the purpose of vetting now is to establish the CV against which we demand Obama respond in-kind.

When our candidate is thoroughly investigated, and (s)he has had ample opportunity to respond, then we set the benchmark against which we expect Obama to meet.

When Obama fails to meet the mark, and/or he avoids decades of precedent for debate, and when he tries to divert the attention to theatrics, we will win over the electorate.

-PJ

6 posted on 01/17/2012 10:00:58 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: doc1019

Nope...bump up!


7 posted on 01/17/2012 10:01:28 PM PST by lainde
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To: Anti-Hillary

I’m not going to even read it. Who needs rats when you have a circular firing squad.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 10:03:31 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Aria

We’ve got 48 out of 50 states left to determine that the “Buyout Baron of Bain,” Willard Mitt “RINO” Romney doesn’t make it to the general election. To suggest that vetting our candidates in the primary helps Democrats is just silly. Most of us agree that nominating Romney helps Obama win, so anything we can do to stop that from happening is good for our Party.


9 posted on 01/17/2012 10:21:06 PM PST by JediJones (Newt-er Romney in 2012!)
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To: Political Junkie Too
When our candidate is thoroughly investigated, and (s)he has had ample opportunity to respond, then we set the benchmark against which we expect Obama to meet.
Willard Romney is not "our" candidate, as the opposition research dossier attests. Willard can go to hell.
10 posted on 01/17/2012 10:21:54 PM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: Anti-Hillary

Hey, there’s actually a lot of good material in here.

Recommend people download this to their HDs in case it disappears.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 10:22:46 PM PST by Utmost Certainty (Our Enemy, the State | Gingrich 2012)
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To: Aria
I’m not going to even read it. Who needs rats when you have a circular firing squad.

It's not a circular firing squad when Romney is not one of us. A liberal with an (R) next to their name is a liberal.
12 posted on 01/17/2012 10:42:26 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: Anti-Hillary

If idiot McCain had 200 pages, Obama must have 2000.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 10:43:22 PM PST by iowamark
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To: Timaeus
I meant "our" in the sense of the ultimate candidate who faces Obama, not Romney specifically.

Sorry if I was too terse in my writing.

-PJ

14 posted on 01/17/2012 10:45:01 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: Anti-Hillary

http://www.scribd.com/fullscreen/78582788


15 posted on 01/17/2012 10:51:22 PM PST by iowamark
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To: af_vet_rr

I prefer Newt but if Romney is our nominee then I’m voting for him. The worst that can happen IMHO is 4 more zeros.

And, as someone said - why did McCain sit there and endorse Romney the other day? What sort of $hit is that? I hate that jerk.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 10:55:33 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: JediJones

Last I knew Romney and Paul were the two who tie Obama - at this point. Boy, what a great choice...but if I had to it would be Romney.

Why is it the rats get away with not pulling this crap on each other?

Anyone who has the nerve to try to actually make a difference is run outta town. I’m sick of it all.


17 posted on 01/17/2012 11:00:40 PM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: Anti-Hillary
John McCain Endorses Obama For 2012 (video 20 seconds)
18 posted on 01/17/2012 11:59:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Aria
I prefer Newt but if Romney is our nominee then I’m voting for him. The worst that can happen IMHO is 4 more zeros.

The worst that can happen is that the GOP starts thinking that Aria and people like Aria support the GOP moving to the left. And then the GOP continues on the left, knowing that the Arias of the world will support it no matter how liberal of a candidate they run.
19 posted on 01/18/2012 12:18:28 AM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: af_vet_rr

No, to me the worst that can happen is that Obama gets his way for 4 more years and the health care system he’s instituted decrees that some of us aren’t worthy of living, that we aren’t worthy of speaking, that we aren’t worthy of our own free will because we will not conform to the politically correct insane Muslim/Marxist/Gay/Racist/money stealing rules he’s mandated.

If what has become a disgusting system decrees that Romney is our only choice against trying to keep absolute tyranny at bay then I have to vote for him. I consider that facing reality. I wanted Sarah and Sarah is winking Newt...so out here in Oregon I can pray that other states choose the right people despite the establishment GOP - to which, BTW - I have not given a plugged nickel in some time.


20 posted on 01/18/2012 12:27:54 AM PST by Aria ( "If we ever forget that we're one nation under God, then we will be a nation gone under.")
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To: TigersEye

...and most folks thought it was a slip-up.

In 2008 McCain said U. S. Citizens had nothing to fear from an Obama administration.

McCain knows what he’s doing, and I know why I loathe the son of a bitch.


21 posted on 01/18/2012 12:32:00 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Anti-Hillary
This looks like pay back from McCain.

The McCain Feingold was his pride and joy. Bad Mitt.

(I guess his girl Lindsey got mad)

22 posted on 01/18/2012 12:43:54 AM PST by Christie at the beach
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To: DoughtyOne

McCain is a loathsome old politi-ho no doubt about it.


23 posted on 01/18/2012 1:01:24 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, and I’ll admit I never get tired of beating this dead horse.


24 posted on 01/18/2012 1:22:46 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: DoughtyOne

Well, he’s not politically dead yet so he deserves all the beating we can mete out. The horse’s ass must have a horse’s hide though because he never seems phased by it.


25 posted on 01/18/2012 1:27:15 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Aria

Mitt Romney is a Rat.


26 posted on 01/18/2012 4:58:38 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: JSDude1

https://www.newt.org/donate


27 posted on 01/18/2012 5:00:09 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: JSDude1

Lets’s get this guy elected:

http://www.facebook.com/newtgingrich?sk=app_112159038797213


28 posted on 01/18/2012 5:02:05 AM PST by JSDude1 (https://www.newt.org/donate)
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To: TigersEye

Yes, I believe he even revels in it.

Despite what he has said in recent years, he actually does like being known as a Maverick.

In his book, he states that he liked getting into fights when he was a kid. I don’t think John’s persona has changed one iota since then.

He’s still that school-yard kid that likes to start fights.

Like Obama, McCain is another adult child whose character and perceptions haven’t matured beyond nine years old. Truth be told, Clinton was another one.

Say what you want about the Bushs (and I certainly do), at least they are adult in their behaviors. They may have been wrong as they could be, but they are not childishly wrong. They were wrong on the adult level.


29 posted on 01/18/2012 8:43:32 AM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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To: Political Junkie Too

I misunderstood. Please forgive me.


30 posted on 01/18/2012 10:10:12 AM PST by Timaeus (Willard Mitt Romney Delenda Est)
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To: DoughtyOne
Yes, I agree. McCain, Clinton and 0bama all have serious anger issues and are emotionally stunted people. McCain is probably the most immature of the three. He has no ideology or core value system other than his own ego and he seems the least aware of his own actions. Clinton and 0bama are much better at masking their flaws behind some fabricated rationality. McCain just gets mad and starts calling people names or cuts off the discussion cold with no explanation.

Is it American's general rejection of authority that has us electing children to high office instead of adults? That might explain why Mutt Romney and Ron Paul have done so well in this primary. Gov. Hollywood Hair the chameleon and Cong. "Take my ball and go home" the hermit doper.

31 posted on 01/18/2012 3:42:11 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

Rejection of authority?

Interesting thought. Good question.

There’s something strange at work here, that’s for sure.


32 posted on 01/18/2012 4:37:18 PM PST by DoughtyOne (This administration is Barawkward... yes lets try everything that failed in the 20th Century. NOT!)
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33 posted on 01/18/2012 5:26:57 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Anti-Hillary

The information has already been out for years. Almost all of has been discussed here on FR many times over. David French of Evangelicals For Mitt debunked a great deal of it. This may hurt Romney in the short run but the damage is pretty much done.


34 posted on 01/19/2012 8:57:40 AM 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: Anti-Hillary

No matter who wins the GOP race, Obama will get beat. The independents are flocking away from Obama at an alarming rate. No amount of negative attacks on either Newt or Romney can save Obama.


35 posted on 01/19/2012 9:01:38 AM 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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