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Posted on 03/04/2012 9:01:53 AM PST by Mariner
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Newt Gingrich says he has no doubts that the Republican presidential candidates who fall short of winning the nomination will unite behind the eventual nominee - despite the often tough rhetoric the contenders are throwing at each other during the campaign.
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“Does anybody-but-Obama trump all?”
For most, it does.
No, and I apologize for misunderstanding what I had been told by other mormons. Their sons did not serve and that is the reason they gave, that it violated their faith. Maybe, they personally were conscientious objectors.
Instead, they said they were spending 2 years in the missionary field.
To be sure, none of Mitts five sons have served.
I am the proud mom of one died in service to this country. I do not see a Commander in Chief in Mitt Romney, one of the many reasons I support Newt Gingrich.
That's not so. For a lot of us, this is the first time. We are appalled, and our eyes are being opened painfully. I am from a military family. I've been taught - You get a freebie one time - as long as you learn from your enemy, and survive. this is our freebie. We are learning. We will survive. No Next Time. If you've been through this before, I know you are probably tired. but we aren't. We can pick up the slack, and learn from the wisdom of you experienced ones. No Next Time.
“I will not condemn those who refuse to vote for Romney; however, as for myself, if it comes to that I cannot be a party to leaving our troops in a war zone w/Obama as their Commander in Chief. “
You claim you will not condemn those who refuse to vote for Romney.
Then you do just that by inferring that those of us who won’t vote for Romney will “be a party to leaving our troops in a war zone w/Obama as their Commander in Chief.”
Make up your mind.
I don't think she would fall for that one again!
“I will write in Palin, if Romney is on the ticket. Fair warning to the E-Pubs”
For us True Conservatives this has become our battle cry. If Mittens is the nominee heres hoping Palin gets a ton of votes in the General Election.
I’m not uniting behind Romney.
It floors me that the party thought of Mitt Romney as a good candidate. He makes the candidacties of Robert Dole, Gerald Ford, Richard Nixon, and Thomas Dewey look inspiring. Indeed, he almost makes John McCain look good. He’s my least favorite of the Republicans and I won’t vote for him in the primary.
If he’s the nominee, I don’t know what I’ll do yet. His choice of a running mate will influence my decision.
To be sure, this is one thing that the DNC and the RNC are united on, they want Romney to be our nominee. He can be their nominee, but he will never be mine.
“that said Im crawling over broken glass to vote for whoever the R nominee is”
The Republican Party elites who look down upon true conservatives with disdain, thank you for your support.
You are certainly not Dumb Blondie, many here have yet to get a clue. The evidence was as clear as it could be in this cycle, lying, cheating, anything to move Mitt up to the top, and FAUX News was/is a big cheer leader.
If we can’t nominate a conservative this year, then what year will we ever be able to? I get the feeling that the GOP is happy Obama is so far left, because they feel they can move their own party to the left, which is what they’ve always wanted to do. They don’t need to be very conservative in order to distinguish themselves from the Democrat now. A vote for Mitt is not so much a vote against Obama, it’s a vote to move the Republican party to the left, in about as permanent a way as possible.
On the other hand, it doesn’t appear there are enough conservatives even in the Republican party to make a conservative nominee possible. It’s hard to imagine a conservative party would do much better with voters. So if we’re looking at many years before we could even hope to change the public’s perception, if ever, short of a Greek-style collapse, we may choose to go with the lesser of two evils if the alternative is essentially a permanent Democrat government. Depends if you think Romney is really a lesser evil, but on at least a couple items he is at least on record in the campaign as saying he’d do things differently from Obama, such as the Keystone Pipeline. Hard to know if he’ll flip-flop though.
In addition, there is a possibility that people like George Will have wanted Romney all along because they don’t want to win. They may see a disastrous collapse coming for this country that is at this point irreversible, and would rather it happen under a Democrat president so that party could be blamed.
The current pos in the WH is a real and present danger to this country and you plan to give him your tacit support for another term if you don’t get your way. I cana’t bear the thought of freepers giving him another four years to finish the job.
Let us define the "fanatics" that will NOT vote for the likes of the Mittwit UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES!: They are:
1. The sort of people who think that 50+ million sliced, diced and hamburgerized babies are more than enough and know and resent the fact that Romney is not only a rampaging pro-abort but that both of his parents were and that he is lying through his teeth since he does not take the issue that seriously BUT WE DO;
2. Don't give a rat's patoot what four more years of Obozo will do for Muffy and Skipper's trust funds other than to reduce their ability to buy GOP presidential primaries by flooding the airwaves with lies about any candidate who is actually conservative unlike that lying POS from Taxachusetts;
3. DO understand that rump-ranging is not "marriage" and that making believe that it is will not improve society;
4. Actually care about the Second Amendment Right to Keep and Bear Arms (clinging as we do to our guns and our Bibles as someone one said) and actually own and use weapons unlike John (did you know he was in Vietnam?) Kerry and Mitt Romney;
5. Think that SCOTUS and lesser federal judges are not appointed for the sole purpose of protecting Muffy's and Skipper's trust funds but should actually have a copy of the Constitution and be prepared to get reading lessons as necessary;
6. Will appoint ONLY judges who are thoroughly vetted and thoroughly trustworthy to protect guns, babies, marriage, the property rights of even Americans of modest means;
7. Will NEVER support such "bailouts" as GM, Chrysler and especially TARP or Porkulus I through infinity;
8. Will always understand that whenever Mitt's lip move he is lying about any of the foregoing subjects;
9. Understand that Mitt is the guy that fired you to send your job to Bangladesh and not the guy you have a beer with after work. As Mitt himself said: He likes to fire people.
Black Elk, FR fanatic
P. S. I have voted Republican in EVERY POTUS election starting in 1968, holding my nose to vote for Nixon (1968), Ford (1976), Bush the Elder (1988 and 1992), Dole, and McCain. That's all over with now. I have spent more than 40 years urging disgruntled and disgusted Republicans and others to do likewise and keep on voting for whatever POS the GOP nominates because the boogie man will get 'em if the Demonrats are elected. That's all over now, too.
P.P.S. The GOP can start nominating genuine Americans of conservative values on the foregoing issues which are the important issues, worry less about protecting the evil status quo, worry a LOT less about comforting the comfortable and about driving their taxes down toward zero, be absolutely accountable on each and every social issue, fight the fight as stubbornly and then some as the Demonrats do or resign themselves to political oblivion. No more polo players, no more babykillers, no more rump rangers, no more gun grabbers, no more peace creeps: Not now, not ever!
P.P.P.S. Romney is nothing more than Obozo in white face! No better and no worse on anything that matters.
If you weren't such a wuss, you'd have other plans in mind.
I just pray you aren't in my foxhole.
We shall see at the end of this month if the Supremes go along with the destruction of the Republic, my prediction is we will lose. If that happens, then nothing else matters.
Then you do just that by inferring that those of us who wont vote for Romney will be a party to leaving our troops in a war zone w/Obama as their Commander in Chief.
Make up your mind.
that's not what's going on here. I am from a military family, and every mily I know is wondering if there will even be a military in 4 years if barack is reelected. The truly horrendous, headline-grabbing things he is doing to the military, and national security, are all that make the news, and not even all of those. Behind the scenes, it is about a million times worse, and is already impacting everyday active duty life.
At the very worst, Romney has some respect for the military. Barack despises them, no matter how many feel good ineffective programs he initiates on their behalf.
It is time for some perspective to start setting in. And there is no rationalization not to vote for romney if he is the nominee. Fight like heck to keep him not, but afterwards, no one republican compares to the evil of barack. These are the times we live in.
The GOP is using Joe Overton’s window theory to move us to the left. If we’re willing to accept the lesser evil we’ll still move to the left.
An interactive demo can be found about halfway down the page.
For us True Conservatives this has become our battle cry. If Mittens is the nominee heres hoping Palin gets a ton of votes in the General Election.
It is becoming clearer that the EGOP is content on committing Political Suicide, unless a miracle happens for Newt. They will have their @$$es handed to them...
IMHO We need to start planning.....
* The Day after, 11.7.12' we begin anew.
* We abide by the EGOP's Divorce papers which have been coming for years and we finally leave.
* We form our new party The Party of Reagan.
Are ya with me :-)
Already corrected in another post. Evidently the mormon family I know were stating their own personal faith objections to military service.
At the time I was told this, it sounded feasable. Jehovah’s Witnesses do not serve in the military or vote, so it didn’t seem far fetched that another religion might share that view.
At any rate, none of Mitt’s five sons, nor Mitt himself have ever served. I have no confidence in him as Commander in Chief which is one of many reasons why I support Newt.
I’m a conservative libertarian. If the nominee is Romney I am abandoning the Republican party for good.
I don't believe that to be true.
The problem has been the quality of the conservative candidates. Cain, Bachman and Perry are out for a reason that has very little to do with their positions on the issues.
Gingrich and Santorum remain but there is a sizable anti crowd for both. One due to being perceived as holier-than-thou (which even some social conservatives find offensive) and the other due to being perceived as a sleazy womanizer/adulterer.
Either a Reagan or Goldwater could have taken the drivers' seat by now.
Folks, rarely is a national candidate chosen based principally on their position on the issues. Maybe never.
Gingrich could have won this mantle except his personal history. There are millions of people that will not vote for him over this.
It is long past time for conservatives to form a party-within-a-party and choose our guy before the GOP primaries ever get started.
to “balls”....hehehe, bad FR name for you. Something you should read.
Your reply had nothing to do with what you quoted from me.
I’m sure the “12” in Salt Lake City already have the VP picked out.
I won’t be influenced by a Veep choice ever again.
What does the Veep add to a ticket? Nothing substantial.
The policies of a President are going to be followed through. The Veep isn’t going to come into play unless the President seat is vacant and requires the Veep’s ascension.
The dog with mange and fleas is going to be what you get.
Doesn’t matter if the Veep choice is West, Palin or anyone else.
Remember, Matt Damon implored about looking at the acuraial tables and how it would be terrible for Sarah to be President and it is likely given Juan McCain’s age.
Well, Juan is still with us.
and so is the stink.
well it made sense to me. Sorry about that. My point was that person was not condemning anyone, just speaking from FACT. It’s Sunday and I want to be nice, otherwise I would ask you if you support Santorum... you have all the earmarks :) Have a great day!
I’m certainly not going to be moved by a VP choice. The most important thing a VP does is encourage congress on behalf of the president but a VP usually has little input on policy.
I do think Cheney was a rare case of a very influential VP due to his extensive foreign and domestic policy background but he would have been rendered ineffective by a more aggressive Bush had Bush chosen to be that way.
Imagine you’re in a plane that’s on fire and is going to crash. As you gently float down on you para-wing you see below you a huge swimming pool filled with skinny dipping uninhibited Swedish stewardesses. Down wind of the pool is big pile of fresh muck from a horse barn. You really want to land in the pool but even the muck pile is better than the firey plane crash. Of the present field, I’d rather have Newt but I ain’t getting back in that plane. Now I’m not saying Newt is the same as a bunch of skinny dipping ininhibited Swedish stewardesses nor am I equating Mittens with a pile of horse $h*t but I think you get my drift.
I'm no Mormon, but when nonsense gets posted, you gotta' get called on it.
Same here. The way I look at it is that Obama or Obama-lite, we end up with the same actions and/or inactions. The difference is that it remains the Dems responsibility and we fight it. If O-lite gets in, it is looked at as the Pubbies doing the dirty, not the Dems. They will eat that up. I will vote down ticket but never for Mitt. I am sure I did not explain myself well, but, bottom line, Mitt is no better than Odumbo and he could have 8 years versus the 4.
“Does anybody-but-Obama trump all?”
I have voted for the Republican nominee in every general election since Ford vs Carter in 1976. However, IF Romney is the nominee (regardless of his running mate) I WILL NOT VOTE FOR HIM. Of course, I will not vote for Obama either; never ever. However, should a conservative third party candidate be available, I will vote for them (a Libertarian is NOT a conservative). Otherwise, I will stay home in November OR leave that portion of the ballot blank. I “suspect” many others feel as I do.
If you will read down the thread, you will find why I had that misconception and that I corrected the error. Thanks.
If you are going to claim you are not condemning someone, and then you DO condemn someone in the same sentence, you should expect to get called out on it. That also holds true if you are going to stick your nose in and defend the person who did it.
I AM NOT going to be responsible for Obama getting elected just because I won’t vote for Romney.
The people who vote for Obama will be responsible for him being elected. NOT the people who DON’T vote for him.
YOU can act like a candy-assed little wuss and let the Republican Party Elite LEFTISTS bully you into voting for a LIBERAL but I won’t.
BRAVO!!!! NO ROMNEY, NO WAY!!!! I voted for Sarah last election,
I DO NOT care who they put on the ticket, WE must start a new party
for the next election. I can not believe how disturbed I am about
constantly losing our freedoms. For GOD’S sake they have taken over our
light bulbs and lunch boxes!!!!! WE HAVE GOT TO DO SOMETHING!!!!
“We form our new party The Party of Reagan.”
I fully agree with this. Reagan once said when speaking about why he became Republican verses Democrat he said, “I didn’t leave the Democratic party, it left me.” I’m starting to feel the same way about the GOP.
Yes. I knee-jerked to your initial post, as do most here. Thanks for acknowledging the misconception..
I agree. Hunker down and get ready. It is not gonna matter who wins this election since noone has the guts to right the ship.
My mind is quite clear at this point on this matter.
What I stated is my personal point of view. You and others are certainly entitled to yours and may see things differently than I or have different priorities.
Realize that the first 17 years of my life were spent in a Marine Corps family and I spent 37 years of my adult life working for the Dept of the Army. That experience has had a significant impact on my point of view and priorities. You will have to form your own point of view based on your own value system and make your own decisions based upon your own convictions, knowledge and value systems.
Let's both hope that we don't have to make that choice and that somehow Romney is defeated by either Rick or Newt.
Romney getting elected isn't going to stop it. In fact, the way the chessboard is currently set, it is a checkmate in the making for the progressive left.
Consider for one moment what Romney will do in his first 6 months in office? 0bamacare coming online, tax credits expiring, no budget, the debt limit etc. Everything is set to expire or start after the Nov. elections. I don't think Romney even grasps what the hell is coming his way as the new President. Romney will play a losing game of chess with the liberal progressive left. His advisers are the GOP-e, not We the People.
The crash is coming of a magnitude we have not seen before and Republican elite can't to handle it. We don't have a leader in the House who isn't already a useful pawn of the progressives. So what..we will have another horse trader of our Rights? This time a willing and able President that in the face of progressive orchestrated collapse will capitulate the last of our freedoms away in an effort of compromise? How is that any worse than 0bama?
The GOP-e doesn't give a damn about saving this country, our Rights, or liberty for that matter. If they did, that would be their platform. They've seen us and heard us, but they don't care. This isn't like we've been silent in the past. We've been loud and in their face at times. Yet? It is us vs. them.
Republicans will be blamed for the crash. In many ways I'd rather the country could hold 0bama to account for these new policies.
As much as I was against him when he tossed his hat in the ring, the truth is Gingrich is the only candidate that has a clue how to slow the train down. He is the only one. And in fact, Gingrich is the only one who can navigate our way back to freedom ...after the fall. Romney won't do that.
So there is a difference.
A President Myth means the GOP controls more of Congress.
I am 1000% with you!!!!! WE HAVE TO MEAN THIS!!!! It can’t be just
talk and no action!!!!! I so remember how amazed I was when Glenn
Beck got all of the Tea Party members into Washington, he showed us all
that we are NOT alone we are a HUGE force to be reckoned with!!!! Where are all of these people??? Somehow I think that with all of that
strength and numbers we were still told SCREW all of you and health care
was still crammed down our throats!!! I think many felt beyond defeated,
kicked in the teeth. I WOULD FIGHT WITH MY LAST DYING BREATH
FOR A NEW PARTY!!!!! WE have to be the leaders, WE have to want
to be the generation that SAVES our beloved country and the FIGHT
would be beyond anything we would be able to for see. DO YOU FOLKS
HAVE THE COURAGE AND STRENGTH IT WOULD TAKE????
Wrong. My preference in order is S, G, RP, R, O. Mho is that no matter who wins to face O the economy and gas prices will unite behind them. I’ll tell you something else as well. If Santorum does not beat Romney in Ohio, the primary is essentially over. So say your prayers for Rick as much as that may distress you.:-)
Conservatives are pretty much locked in to whatever nominee this primary system gives us; however, I do believe that there may be more support for an emerging third party after the election. Conservatives will never get fair treatment within the current GOP structure; the system is just too weighted against us or any other meaningful agents of change. I’m pretty tired of trying to change the GOP-E only to end up jousting windmills every time.