Skip to comments.Romney leads in Fla., but obstacles loom large
Posted on 01/29/2012 7:20:17 AM PST by Berlin_Freeper
MIAMI - Floridas voters effectively ended Mitt Romneys presidential dream four years ago. He won in only about one-third of the 67 counties, gained the support of only 9 percent of Cuban Americans, rejected advice from local advisers, and misplayed the ideological landscape.
Now the political battlefield, the issues, and the competition are different - but the stakes in Tuesdays vote are even higher as the one-time front-runner battles to regain his primacy against the candidate who has emerged as his chief challenger, Newt Gingrich. After Romney was sent reeling by Gingrichs victory a week ago in South Carolina, he has used a barrage of attacks in debates and television commercials to pull ahead in several recent Florida polls.
In order to win, analysts said, Romney must find a way to pick up support in what are considered several states within the state. There are swaths of traditionally conservative areas that may be most hospitable to Gingrich; condos filled with snowbirds from the north and Midwest that could be tilted to Romney; economically distressed suburbs and cities along the states midsection that are up for grabs; and a Hispanic community that is diverse and divided.
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Florida's voters effectively ended Mitt Romney's presidential dream four years ago. He won in only about one-third of the 67 counties, gained the support of only 9 percent of Cuban Americans, rejected advice from local advisers, and misplayed the ideological landscape... he has used a barrage of attacks in debates and television commercials...He should have used the four years between 2008 and 2012 attacking Zero, instead of attacking Republicans.
I’d say tithing is aka buying votes.
It's called "milk before meat" and considered a holy duty.
I just wish Sanitorum would band up with Newt against the RINO. The future is bleak otherwise.
Band up? Only decent way is for RS to drop out and endorse Newt, like Perry did, before it’s too late. Then, the numbers would be QUITE different.
Yeah, I know about their Smith guy and their man made religion but didn’t realize they are allowed to lie. I mentioned it is because that is all Romney does. He has the worst record and is known for his backstabbing and lies. So the backstabbing and lies are condoned by his church - it’s no wonder he lies like he breathes - it comes so naturally to him.
It does sound like Islam - we are right and we can lie and kill for our greater good/beliefs.
One last question - is this common knowledge about mormonism and I’m the last to know or a sorta not so well kept ‘secret’?
And milk being the easy part because there are deeper things to come. And holy duty? I'll just ask, did you forget the sarcasm tag? Say yes for my BP right now.
Regardless of the “polls” IMO, this election will come down to the absentee votes...there were many of them in Florida. No idea of the breakdown between the Northern menace and those out of the country say on military duty but that is where the election will be won or lost.
Ann, I agree with you, I have yet to find anyone who said they have or are voting for Romney. On the other hand, looking at Newt’s body language the other night at the debate, it was one of someone who had received less than great news before the debate.
Romney has effectively cleared the field with his minions removing anyone who had a shot at him and perhaps Newt was the last to fall. The upcoming elections in February should be a Romney sweep as those are very pro RINO states or heavily Mormon like Nevada so it is imperative he be stopped here in Florida. I pray that happens.
Whew! And mitt is using money to buy this election/votes because his record is dismal.
A part of me thinks everyone is playing with me here and loading it on - except Mitt is a walking example of this. Right now, absorbing this all is over my pay grade.
There, fixed it for you.
If people really wanted to know the truth, they would google "ex-mormon"...there are thousands of support groups for people leaving mormonism whose lives have been forever altered by this cult, and hundred of thousands of eyewitness testimonies and cult leadership documents. It's all at the push of a button, but 90% of people stop thinking when the mormon advertising ends.
Oh, and BTW...if you check out one of those sites and read about people whose lives were shattered by this cult?...mormons will tell you that a./ They're part of a global anti-mormon conspiracy, or b./ that the victims are in reality "couldn't hack the lifestyle (brainwashing)" and are jealous of true mormons' happiness and success, or c./ they profess ignorance of any such goings on anywhere in the momon church, say that things are totally different in their ward, and invite you to come...and join them for a glass of milk.
I don’t think it’s common knowledge, but it sure will be if Romney gets the nomination. I don’t think people realize what a liability his religion really is. The media will be sure to investigate every nefarious and bizarre aspect of Mormonism.
Thanks for the post - all very true. Glad you were able to escape. As for me, if individuals wish to align themselves with a gnostic cult like Mormonism, they can go ahead, but please don’t try to tell me Mormonism is Christian. It might work with the 90% of people you mention who don’t think beyond the slick advertising, but anyone with half a brain can discern the holes in Mormon theology.
For the most part, Mormons are decent people, honest in their daily business. So are Scientologists.
So, the "secret" is one that doesn't even pop up in casual discourse. Most people focus on the polygamy part, and are never exposed to the details of Smith's history, etc.
As time marches on, Mormonism has lost most of the stigma it had when it started. Keep your nose clean long enough, and events of history are lost to memory.
I don't fault Romney for being a Mormon - it's easy enough to fault him for his mendacity, on its face. But Mormonism is "out there" as far as religions go. Way "out there."
That is what I meant. A Newt/Rick ticket would really be a strong ticket.
Ok, but it will be exposed if he faces barry - that's a given! But is it written somewhere that he can't dispute it?
I don't fault Romney for being a Mormon -
I don't either but now I see why he is the way he is - he's allowed to be a liar, he's been give the pass as if it's a good thing.
it's easy enough to fault him for his mendacity, on its face.
FOR US, YES! But not those who support him - I doubt they know anything about him and their wish is for him to be the one to face obama. Like walking into the pit blinded. IMO, anyone supporting him are attracted to and drawn into evil because he reeks of it and they can't see it. Satan is the father of lies/deception and he deceived them, also. Good vs evil is a spiritual war.
Received a Politico email advising the Palm Beach GOP Chair claims Herman Cain was scheduled to endorse Gingrich last night in Florida. Does anyone know if this happened? I haven’t seen any notice of it anywhere.
I believe it's more a "secret" of ignorance. Most folks think of polygamy when they think of Mormons, but don't bother with the roots of the movement that uses "we believe in Christ too" to disarm folks and acquire some legitimacy.
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