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Pete Wilson endorses Mitt Romney
SFGate.com ^ | 2/6/12 | Carolyn Lochhead

Posted on 02/06/2012 2:56:02 PM PST by NormsRevenge

Former California Gov. Pete Wilson today endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination, part of a rising move within the party to rally around the frontrunner. Romney has made a big effort to line up high-profile endorsements, although several notables, such as former Florida Gov. and conservative darling Jeb Bush, have remained neutral. Wilson, although considered a conservative in California, is viewed as fairly moderate within the current GOP.

In his endorsement statement, Wilson called Romney “an enthusiastic believer in American exceptionalism” and called him “a spectacular example of it.”

(American exceptionalism is a term traced back to Frenchman Alexis De Toqueville and now de rigueur among modern conservatives, that the United States is unique among nations, in a good way, in contrast to their view that liberals like to denigrate American ideals.)

Wilson cited Romney’s experience as governor of a Democratic state and his electability in his endorsement statement, implying perhaps that such Romney alternatives as Newt Gingrich might damage the party’s down-ballot prospects:

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TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 2012endorsements; ca2012; endorsements; endorses; mittromney; petewilson; romney2012
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1 posted on 02/06/2012 2:56:06 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Oh, that’ll be a winner all right...


2 posted on 02/06/2012 2:57:11 PM PST by livius
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To: NormsRevenge

No surprise there. When I was 25 I learned the definition and power of GOP kingmakers and RINOs, when the kingmakers promoted Pete Wilson as the gubernatorial candidate for California (Deukmajian got it).


3 posted on 02/06/2012 3:02:30 PM PST by freeagle
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To: NormsRevenge

*Yawn*


4 posted on 02/06/2012 3:02:42 PM PST by CASchack
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To: livius

No, Romney won’t damage GOP down ballot prospects, like Gingrich would, oh no.
No, Romney isn’t unelectable, like Gingrich is, oh no no.

Can’t these guys come up with something original to scare republican primary voters with?


5 posted on 02/06/2012 3:04:21 PM PST by ngat
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To: NormsRevenge
Wilson called Romney “an enthusiastic believer in American exceptionalism” and called him “a spectacular example of it.”

Yea Pete, whatever. Has any Romney ever put on a uniform in service of our Country?

Those who have served in uniform are a much greater example of exceptionalism.

The only thing spectacular about Mitt is his ability to lie and pretend to be a Conservative, while keeping a straight face.

6 posted on 02/06/2012 3:05:54 PM PST by sand88 (Nothing on this Earth would get me to vote for Mitt.)
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To: NormsRevenge

people should read the writing on the wall, romney is the anointed one, simple as that

if bama last to election time


7 posted on 02/06/2012 3:05:59 PM PST by SF_Redux (Sarah stands for accountablility and personal responsiblity, democrats can't live with that)
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To: NormsRevenge
Stinking Pete Wilson RINO.

He was a disaster as governor. But - he did do one really good thing while in office.

After the big earthquake that knocked down the freeways at the north end of the San Fernando Valley, he told the state highway agency (CAL TRANS) that they would NOT be given the rebuilding job (they estimated four to five years to rebuild.)

Wilson took bids from private companies, and offered one millon per day for every day they were under three months rebuilding. The company that got the job finished 5 days early (something like) - and collected a hansom reward which they shared with their employees.

8 posted on 02/06/2012 3:10:39 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: NormsRevenge

Q: How many RINOs does it take to screw a conservative out of the White House?

A: How many you got?


9 posted on 02/06/2012 3:12:04 PM PST by Argus
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To: NormsRevenge

Pete Wilson endorses Romney. Of course, he does.


10 posted on 02/06/2012 3:13:23 PM PST by Terry Mross (.)
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To: freeagle
You must have forgotten - Wilson was governor - replaced by Deukmajian, a real conservative.

I fought Wilson hard - and beat his butt. He tried to pack the state party with RINO's at the state election convention. He spent something like 3 mil on the campaign, giving lavish parties to promote his candidates.

I ran the first 'war room' using computers at that state convention - and we beat Wilson, completely. He didn't get even one of his RINO's elected to the state party structure.

11 posted on 02/06/2012 3:15:45 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: sand88

First of all, that’s not what “American exceptionalism” means.

But even if I go with poor stumbling Pete Wilson’s idea of it, I have to say that the only exceptional thing about Romney was that he was born rich and into a politically powerful family who were members of a closed and powerful cult - and managed to make lots more wealth and gain much more influence through his contacts. Oh, wait, that’s not even exceptional...

Now if Gingrich, an Army brat, had done this, I would probably agree that it was exceptional. But there’s nothing exceptional about Romney except his level of deceit.


12 posted on 02/06/2012 3:15:45 PM PST by livius
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To: NormsRevenge

Ha! The bishop’s camp is still visiting the graveyard.


13 posted on 02/06/2012 3:16:12 PM PST by Kaosinla (The More the Plans Fail. The More the Planners Plan.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Milt has all the "conservative" ducks in a row--Pete Wilson, John McCain, Donald Trump, Chris Christie, etc. All the "rock-ribbed" conservatives have jumped on board the "moderate train."


14 posted on 02/06/2012 3:16:50 PM PST by Sudetenland (Anybody but Obama!!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Not sure JESUS CHRIST could change my mind about Mitt.
Guarantee ya Pete freaken Wilson, and all the rest of mitts butt boys can’t get the job done.
Hey Mitt, you are barely one step above obammy pal but you still b lower than whale pooh in my book


15 posted on 02/06/2012 3:18:58 PM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO) Hey Mitt, F-you too pal)
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To: Ron C.
You must have forgotten - Wilson was governor - replaced by Deukmajian, a real conservative.

Deukmajian replaced Jerry Brown in 1982, re-elected in 1986.

16 posted on 02/06/2012 3:20:28 PM PST by Publius
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To: NormsRevenge
"Pete Wilson today endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.."

One RINO endorses another RINO.

Goody! Goody! Goody!

17 posted on 02/06/2012 3:23:28 PM PST by Spunky ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid." President Ronald Reagan)
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To: Publius
You're right! There was that bit of homo-socialist pos in office in between. Now he's baaaaack!

Far too many moved out of this state - rather than fight to save it.

I'm giving up too - moving to Arizona as soon as possible!

18 posted on 02/06/2012 3:26:07 PM PST by Ron C.
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To: NormsRevenge

From the crooked RINOS who stole conservatism’s last chance to save California in Tom McClintock by running Arnold Schwarzenegger on the claim that he was a “fiscal conservative.” He then bankrupted California and handed it to the Slave Party.


19 posted on 02/06/2012 3:27:14 PM PST by Carry_Okie (The RNC would prefer Obama to a conservative nominee.)
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To: NormsRevenge

No big surprise here. “Pete” Wilson was to California what George HW Bush was to the US. Wilson was the guy who “reached” up and pulled “FLUSH” handle and started California’s trip down to the Hole(it’s ALMOST there(the hole) now). GHWB “gave(foitsed)” the US 8 years of Klintoon. Wilson “gave(foitsed)” Grey Davis, Ahnold and IDIOT MOONBEAM Brown on California.


20 posted on 02/06/2012 3:27:13 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The RINO herd thunders on to victory.


21 posted on 02/06/2012 3:30:19 PM PST by I-ambush (Don't let it bring you down, it's only castles burning.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Any relation to Woodrow?


22 posted on 02/06/2012 3:32:07 PM PST by Leep (It's gonna be a Newt day!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Breaking news? Really?


23 posted on 02/06/2012 3:39:31 PM PST by M. Thatcher
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To: NormsRevenge

Pete who?


24 posted on 02/06/2012 3:42:36 PM PST by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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To: NormsRevenge

Pete Wilson was the pro-abortion governor of California and did nothing to stop sanctuary cities.


25 posted on 02/06/2012 3:47:44 PM PST by Steelfish (ui)
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To: M. Thatcher

Breaking news? Really?

Trust me, I didn’t put it in Breaking. lol


26 posted on 02/06/2012 3:47:59 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge; onyx; Jim Robinson; TitansAFC; TheOldLady; DJ MacWoW
OMG I'm totally going to vote for Romney because SUPER DUPER CONSERVATIVE Wilson endorsed him!!! /MEGA SARC

Maybe Madonna can endorse Romney or Governor Moonbeam himself Jerry Brown...

I never was a Pete Wilson fan, this just makes me dislike him more.

27 posted on 02/06/2012 3:48:56 PM PST by Dengar01 (Go Bulls!!! Go Blackhawks!!!)
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To: ReneeLynn

Squeaky Pete, You know.. the GUb who told Tom McClintock that he was irrelevant in the party.. That Pete.


28 posted on 02/06/2012 3:49:23 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

The LAST REAL Governor Californian has had:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Deukmejian


29 posted on 02/06/2012 3:49:31 PM PST by US Navy Vet (Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wilson cited Romney’s experience as governor of a Democratic state and his electability

Hah!

A gnat's a$$ has a better chance to be elected against 0bama than Romney does!

30 posted on 02/06/2012 3:50:21 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: Dengar01

Pete Wilson is a RINO and always has been.


31 posted on 02/06/2012 3:57:13 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: Ron C.
Smart man... kalifornicate is the modern Sodom... and the day is coming.

LLS

32 posted on 02/06/2012 3:57:48 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: Joe Boucher

You are a great sage Joe.

LLS


33 posted on 02/06/2012 4:01:01 PM PST by LibLieSlayer (Hey repubic elite scumbags... jam mitt up your collective arses!)
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To: All

Here’s a wonder... there are a half million Mormons in California... part of the reason Prop 8 had the LDS groundwork in getting it passed.

When is the last time California went to the GOP in the general election? Reagan? I can’t imagine Cali going Republican, but it’s something to think about, given Mitt’s more moderate positions than we like.


34 posted on 02/06/2012 4:19:12 PM PST by Allon (Since 1980, no Republican has won his party's nomination without winning in South Carolina.)
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To: Ron C.

“You must have forgotten - Wilson was governor - replaced by Deukmajian, a real conservative.”

Wilson beat Jerry Brown for the US Senate in 1982, the same year Deukmajian beat Tom Bradley for governor. Wilson actually followed Deukmajian as governor in 1990, after the Duke served two terms.


35 posted on 02/06/2012 4:19:26 PM PST by Luke21
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To: Allon

California last voted Republican for Bush over Dukakis in 1988. Romney the betrayer won’t carry it. These are true blue communists, hippies, zillionaires, parasites, and idiots who line the Democrat coastal strongholds there.


36 posted on 02/06/2012 4:23:09 PM PST by Luke21
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To: NormsRevenge

Breaking News?


37 posted on 02/06/2012 4:24:03 PM PST by iowamark (The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, But in ourselves)
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To: NormsRevenge

Looks like the RINOs are mating early this year!


38 posted on 02/06/2012 4:25:43 PM PST by PSYCHO-FREEP (If you come to a fork in the road, take it........)
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To: Ron C.

“After the big earthquake that knocked down the freeways at the north end of the San Fernando Valley, he told the state highway agency (CAL TRANS) that they would NOT be given the rebuilding job (they estimated four to five years to rebuild.). Wilson took bids from private companies, and offered one millon per day for every day they were under three months rebuilding. The company that got the job finished 5 days early (something like) - and collected a hansom reward which they shared with their employees. “

He did the same with the Oakland Earthquake. That was his strong point. As I understood it, Wilson simply picked up the phone, called the biggest contractors in the state, told them to FIX THE DAMAGE, and said that they would settle on payment afterwards. Screw all the state and federal laws - it was even ok, Heaven Forbid, to have white people working on the project.


39 posted on 02/06/2012 4:27:17 PM PST by BobL (I don't care about his past - Newt will BRING THE FIGHT to Obama)
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To: sand88
Has any Romney ever put on a uniform in service of our Country?

I don't think ANYONE in his family has.
40 posted on 02/06/2012 4:32:58 PM PST by stylecouncilor (Some minds are like soup in a poor restaurant...better left unstirred.-PG Wodehouse)
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To: livius

Doesn’t really matter if it’s a winner at FR - matters if it’s a winner in CA. With 172 delegates (169 bound in a winner take all state) and Gingrich crowing about what he’s going to do in Texas (with 155, 152 proportional), playing for CA is a smart move to ensure that he has the deligates.


41 posted on 02/06/2012 4:39:56 PM PST by sick1 (Don't fear the freeper)
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Pete Wilson? Oh that's another heavyweight endorsement. . LOL!
42 posted on 02/06/2012 4:53:35 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: livius

from one liberal state to a Gov of a liberal state, yep big news that,.

With the prop 8 question on marriage now being out there and the 9th set to decide on that, yep wonder what they will judge, ARF, then it is high time the GOP, RNC stop this messing about with their liberal, candidates.

The left state the social issues are not big and yet go after one of their social issues like planned parents hood homo , any goes marriage, etc and they go berserk.

Maybe if the establishment left the west coast, the north east and the beltway they would see most of the country wanting to get back to traditional ways and no not that what bozo the clown spouted on his infomercial before the super bowl.


43 posted on 02/06/2012 4:58:20 PM PST by manc (FOX, DRUDGE, HAS BEEN DISGUSTING IN THEIR BIASED ATTACKS V NEWT. I HATE OUR BIASED LIBERAL MEDIA.)
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To: Ron C.

Don’t know about that bridge, but C.C. Myers finished the repair of the 10 fwy bridge that collapsed during the Northridge quake 74 days ahead of schedule and received a $14.5 million bonus.


44 posted on 02/06/2012 5:05:49 PM PST by absalom01 (You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more, you should never wish to do less.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Extreme liberals always stick together!


45 posted on 02/06/2012 5:11:40 PM PST by dalereed
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The RINOS are coming out of the woodwork for Mittens......


46 posted on 02/06/2012 5:14:57 PM PST by NoRedTape
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To: NormsRevenge
Pete Wilson endorses Mitt Romney

That statement alone would cause me to vote against Romney, even if Romney could walk on water!

47 posted on 02/06/2012 5:25:26 PM PST by choirboy
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To: Dengar01; Jim Robinson

Pro-abortion Pete Wilson. He knows Romney’s dirty black heart.


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49 posted on 02/06/2012 5:31:05 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: NormsRevenge

Donald Trump’s apprentice wins another endorsement from the RINO party.

Meanwhile, people who want a nominee who is willing and able to articulate conservatism and end the Washington gravy train continue to support Newt.

The RINOs have decided that 0bama is unbeatable, so they’re backing the guy who is spreading around all the money.


50 posted on 02/06/2012 5:32:17 PM PST by Floppy Disk (Follow the money)
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