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What's Mitt Romney's biggest problem?
cnn ^ | Jack Cafferty

Posted on 03/14/2012 11:54:56 AM PDT by RoosterRedux

Another Tuesday, another failure by Mitt Romney to line up the party faithful behind him.

Not only did Romney lose yesterday's contests in Alabama and Mississippi, but he finished third in both, putting him behind Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich.

Even though Romney remains well ahead in the delegate count and even though he'll still likely win the nomination, he just can't put those nagging doubts among conservatives to rest.

CNN political contributor Paul Begala writes for The Daily Beast that Romney has gone from inevitable to unelectable:

"Somebody strap him to the roof of one of his Cadillacs and drive him off to one of his many mansions." Ouch.

Begala says the hard truth is the more voters see Romney, the less they like him. Begala calls on Romney to get out of the race.

Of course that's not happening, but Romney isn't doing himself any favors here.

On this very program yesterday, Romney proclaimed Rick Santorum was at the "desperate end" of his campaign.

24 hours later it almost looks like it's the other way around. Romney looks like the desperate one - with Southern conservatives seeing right through his supposed love for cheesy grits and catfish.

(Excerpt) Read more at caffertyfile.blogs.cnn.com ...


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1 posted on 03/14/2012 11:54:59 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: RoosterRedux
Even though Romney remains well ahead in the delegate count and even though he'll still likely win the nomination, he just can't put those nagging doubts among conservatives to rest.

They're not doubts. They're certainties.

2 posted on 03/14/2012 11:59:26 AM PDT by Maceman (Liberals' only problem with American slavery is that the slaves were privately owned.)
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To: RoosterRedux

His lips keep moving when he talks.


3 posted on 03/14/2012 11:59:56 AM PDT by sanjuanbob (Festina Lente)
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To: RoosterRedux

This is a tough call. Romney’s problem is that he’s Romney.

But you have to love the hypocrisy of Paul Begala inserting class warfare... As Obama flies off to a b ball game to the tune of $500k, invoiced to the taxpayers.


4 posted on 03/14/2012 12:01:30 PM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: RoosterRedux

What’s Mitt Romney’s biggest problem?

He’s...liberal?


5 posted on 03/14/2012 12:01:45 PM PDT by lurk
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To: RoosterRedux
ROMNEYTVCONSERVATIVE, TV CONSERVATIVE
6 posted on 03/14/2012 12:02:37 PM PDT by FrankR
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To: RoosterRedux
Romney is learning the hard way. He can connive and cheat and manipulate to accumulate delegates but he cannot make voters like him.

The Presidency is not the takeover of a company. He can't fire the conservative voters after getting the nomination (though I don't doubt for a moment that he has pondered such action).

Honestly, he treats the American voters like they oppose him in a hostile takeover. He "won't let those darned voters stand in his way to victory."

7 posted on 03/14/2012 12:02:44 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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To: RoosterRedux

The problem is that he’s winning the populations centers that will go to Obama in the general election. The chances of him winning all the areas he’s losing and then some in the general election are slim to none.


8 posted on 03/14/2012 12:03:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: lurk

Being Mrs Cleevers husband.


9 posted on 03/14/2012 12:03:37 PM PDT by ully2
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To: RoosterRedux

Biggest problem? He’s a liberal trying to run as a conservative—and many people have sniffed him out.


10 posted on 03/14/2012 12:04:21 PM PDT by Antoninus (Goal #1: Defeat Romney. Goal #2: Defeat Obama. If we don't achieve both goals, 2012 is a loss.)
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To: RoosterRedux

The base of the Republican Party does not want him.


11 posted on 03/14/2012 12:06:24 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Antoninus
Recipe for a Romney:

One part McCain
One part Kerry
One part Obama

Shake well and serve in a tall frosted glass with a fruit garnish.

12 posted on 03/14/2012 12:07:26 PM PDT by cincinnati65 (We've been taken for a ride - by Wall Street and Washington DC - Welcome to Amerika!)
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To: cripplecreek
It is amazing that guys like Rove backed a candidate who competes with Obama for the very same liberal voters. One would think the would see the idiocy of such a strategy.

Obama will utterly destroy Romney...and Romney will just stand there and smile.

13 posted on 03/14/2012 12:07:40 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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To: RoosterRedux


14 posted on 03/14/2012 12:09:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: RoosterRedux
Obama will utterly destroy Romney...and Romney will just stand there and smile.

They'll do what RINOs always do. Say "we told you so" and blame conservatives for the loss.
15 posted on 03/14/2012 12:10:33 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

It’s getting close to third party time!


16 posted on 03/14/2012 12:13:38 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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To: RoosterRedux

Poser backstabber at work:
"Thank me! Look what I found.
Put this thingy on the roof
of my wife’s second Cadillac.
It's the perfect size.
"



"We don't intend to turn the Republican Party
 over to the traitors in the battle just ended.
We will have no more of those candidates who are pledged
 to the same goals as our opposition and who seek our support.
Turning the Party over to the so-called moderates
wouldn't make any sense at all.""

--  President Ronald Reagan



17 posted on 03/14/2012 12:14:05 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: RoosterRedux

He’s a democrat running for the republican nomination.


18 posted on 03/14/2012 12:17:32 PM PDT by Waryone (Mitt Romney, dangerous homosexualist and lying socialist)
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To: RoosterRedux

Bump for later reading


19 posted on 03/14/2012 12:18:31 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: RoosterRedux

Mitt Romney


20 posted on 03/14/2012 12:19:13 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Reagan69

Can I have “Questions that have the answers as part of the question” for $500, please, Alex.


21 posted on 03/14/2012 12:21:38 PM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: RoosterRedux

Romney has a problem recognition problem.

The main problem is that the US Federal Government is 41 % to large, as measured by its need to borrow 41 % of its money every year.

Romney has no plans that will shrink the US Federal Government by 41 % in 1, 10 or 100 years.

The voters recognize the main problem, but Romney does not.

Thanks to Newt and now Santorum, Romney is showing the voters that he is a big spender in this Primary Campaign, and he will probably also be a big spender if elected POTUS.

The secondary problem Romney has is that the Liberal Agenda Media (LAM) want Romney to loose to Obama in the General Election.

Thus Romney and the LAM share the same problem: both want Obama”care” to destroy America.


22 posted on 03/14/2012 12:44:39 PM PDT by Graewoulf (( obama"care" violates the 1890 Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND is illegal by the U.S. Constitution.))
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To: cripplecreek
"We told you so", and blame other conservatives for the loss.

You need to add, "please send money for our next election", right after you fill in the survey of the most important issues of the day.

23 posted on 03/14/2012 12:54:57 PM PDT by annieokie
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To: Maceman
Paul Begala and CNN? Is this really who you turn to for election coverage? Most people who do are also planning to vote for Obama. Just saying....
24 posted on 03/14/2012 12:56:34 PM PDT by monday
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To: RoosterRedux
It’s getting close to third party time!

Yeah, that'll work.

Not that anyone here gives a d@mn, but my official stance at this point in the game is I will be at the polls on November 6th come hell or high water and will vote for the person with the (R) next to their name for President.

Of the 3, I wish it was Newt, but I don't see it happening. If Ricky gets in by Divine intervention, so be it. If flip-floppin' Mittens gets the nod, I will take him over the America-hating, wannabe dictator and his low-life wife ANY DAY. Voting for Mitt is a bitter pill, but I do not think he hates America like Zero and his ilk.

25 posted on 03/14/2012 1:07:29 PM PDT by FightforFreedomCA (Newt, Ricky, or Mitt - I will be voting on November 6th to evict the current pResident.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Mitt’s problem is he’s NOT a Conservative.What we need right now is Conservative leadership to get this country back on track.The DemocRATS are trying to destroy us.So far they have done a Great Job at it.But then we all knew they would.


26 posted on 03/14/2012 1:25:28 PM PDT by puppypusher (The World is going to the dogs.)
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To: RoosterRedux

Unfortunately for Mitt Romney, his record in Massachusetts speaks for itself.


27 posted on 03/14/2012 1:41:29 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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To: RoosterRedux

Mitt’s biggest problem? Me. I’m not going to vote for an “Obama-lite” so that when health care is re-confirmed under Romney people can say the Republicans did it. Nope. I’ll spend my time, energy and money (and my vote) on putting conservatives in congress. Control the congress, we control Obama. But if Romney gets in, we LOSE CONTROL TOTALLY because the “republican establishment” will give us more “moderation” which in little doses has KILLED us since after Reagan.


28 posted on 03/14/2012 2:04:08 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag (Still a contributing Republican? Why?)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

Look at the upside.

Baraq will be in charge when the debt bomb explodes in 2015.

Baraq Hoover Obama.


29 posted on 03/14/2012 2:07:24 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: RoosterRedux
CNN political contributor Paul Begala writes for The Daily Beast that Romney has gone from inevitable to unelectable:

"Somebody strap him to the roof of one of his Cadillacs and drive him off to one of his many mansions." Ouch.


30 posted on 03/14/2012 2:46:50 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: Donald Rumsfeld Fan
Frankly, Mitt's treatment of his dog is a major reason I don't like him. It speaks volumes about his heart (or lack thereof).

I am a cat person, but I can't imagine putting one of my little buddies in such misery for even a moment.

If given the chance, I would like to land a square and not to light hay-maker against in his protruding jaw on behalf of old Seamus! I guarantee...he won't be sticking his jaw out proudly again.

31 posted on 03/14/2012 2:58:13 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Romney: "I can haz cheezy grits, Y'all?")
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32 posted on 03/14/2012 3:04:23 PM PDT by Donald Rumsfeld Fan
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To: RoosterRedux

Biggest Problem? There are many, but here’s two....

1. A Conservative from the Northeast, especially Massachusetts, is nothing but a Liberal to the rest of the country.

2. He’s completely full of S**T


33 posted on 03/14/2012 3:18:29 PM PDT by qaz123
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