Skip to comments.Pete Wilson endorses Mitt Romney
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 Romneys 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 partys down-ballot prospects:
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Oh, that’ll be a winner all right...
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).
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?
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.
people should read the writing on the wall, romney is the anointed one, simple as that
if bama last to election time
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.
Q: How many RINOs does it take to screw a conservative out of the White House?
A: How many you got?
Pete Wilson endorses Romney. Of course, he does.
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.
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.
Ha! The bishop’s camp is still visiting the graveyard.
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
Deukmajian replaced Jerry Brown in 1982, re-elected in 1986.
One RINO endorses another RINO.
Goody! Goody! Goody!
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!
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.
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.
The RINO herd thunders on to victory.
Any relation to Woodrow?
Breaking news? Really?
Pete Wilson was the pro-abortion governor of California and did nothing to stop sanctuary cities.
Breaking news? Really?
Trust me, I didn’t put it in Breaking. lol
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.
Squeaky Pete, You know.. the GUb who told Tom McClintock that he was irrelevant in the party.. That Pete.
The LAST REAL Governor Californian has had:
A gnat's a$$ has a better chance to be elected against 0bama than Romney does!
Pete Wilson is a RINO and always has been.
You are a great sage Joe.
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.
“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.
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.
Looks like the RINOs are mating early this year!
“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.
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.
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.
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.
Extreme liberals always stick together!
The RINOS are coming out of the woodwork for Mittens......
That statement alone would cause me to vote against Romney, even if Romney could walk on water!
Pro-abortion Pete Wilson. He knows Romney’s dirty black heart.
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.