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Posted on 03/30/2012 5:23:23 AM PDT by true believer forever
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is expected to endorse Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney before Wisconsin's GOP primary next Tuesday, according to media reports.
Ryan would be the latest in a string of high-profile endorsements for Romney this week, as party leaders have increasingly coalesced around the former Massachusetts governor's campaign. The Wisconsin lawmaker would join popular freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former president George H. W. Bush in signaling support for Romney this week.
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Do you think that Free Republic represents the entire US?
I know many Independents. They might vote Dem, they might vote Repub. They don't really follow politics; they are somewhat apathetic. These are typical Americans.
The people I know, mostly, don't like Obama. He hasn't fixed the economy and he hasn't gotten us out of Afghnistan. But at least he's not a nasty, two-faced, flip-flopping Mormon like that guy Mitt Romney!!!!
You and I see Obama as the worst possible choice. I assure you that many Americans do not agree.
The GOP-E is making the same mistake as the Rats in how they view the TEA Party. Rove, Priebus, and company think that it is anomalous to an up-and-coming political party (and it may just do that after the forthcoming disaster in November), and that if its perceived "leaders" (like DeMint, Rubio, Ryan, Bachmann, and even Palin) can be co-opted, then the Conservative base will fall into line, albeit with lots of grumbling. That's what they are counting on.
As for convincing these people to jump on the Romney bandwagon, the pitch is that if elected he will promise to govern as a Conservative, and that even though his record is overwhelmingly liberal, he is better than Obama. As far as Newt and Santorum go, the pitch continues, they have no chance of standing up to Axelrod and Plouffe's vicious smear machine, and Obama will dance on their political bones.
THAT's the pitch.
Unfortunately, it will come much sooner than than. A second Obama term will break the country. In another four years, maximum leader will have either remade the country into a soft Marxist dictatorship or so weakened the country that it collapses under the onslaught of its external enemies.
Govern from the right? Romney is going to pull a “McCain,” and you can take that to the bank.
For one thing, last time I checked, he wasn't pal'in around with radicals and terrorists and appointing them to positions of power. There is a difference between a Rino and a hard core Marxist radical.
Our Wisconsin primary is this coming Tuesday and I personally will vote for Rick Santorum. However, if Romeny eventually wins because of the large states like California and Texas, then we are going to need to stand together against the worst threat of our Republic and that is four more years of Barack Hussein Obama.
“This is what will always happen if conservatives don’t put forward an excellent, charismatic candidate to challenge the default, centrist establishment choice. “
There is no such thing.
Conservatives want Reagan. The HIGHLIGHT REEL Reagan. Not a candidate with a blemish here or less than perfect record there, which was Reagan, and would be Palin, Newt, Cain, Perry, and lots of others that would have run if we didnt have such a stick up our rears sometimes.
More is the shame for our country
I sincerely doubt it since she knows that his flying monkeys were behind most of the nasty attacks on her and her family in 2008 and 2009.
And I don't care if she wants my vote or not. I ain't voting for Romney, ever.
I think the GOPe set this up early on now we're left hanging. Newt's too damaged, Rick doesn't look like he'll make it except to an open convention, who's left?
No, I don't want Romney, it terrifies me. But my Romney terror meter is just a hair below Obama so I don't know if I can make myself vote for Sketch or not.
Looks like the fix is in.
It’s almost like some people want 0bama to win another term.
The Tea Party has become watered down and weak. Guess they were bought and paid for with Romney’s Super Pac money.
It's a punch in the gut, for sure....but it's not a knock-out!
RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT
I can only imagine how he feels this morning
“There is a difference between a Rino and a hard core Marxist radical. “
Romney will refuse to change the way DC does business. The only difference is that his czars(and there now IS precedence) will be multimillionaires—no one of substance for the simple peasants. By the next election, people will be so disgusted that it will, once again, be a democratic House, Senate and presidency—and no one to stop the final act of the destruction of the US.
I had high hopes for Paul Ryan, but when I saw him voting with Boehner, I knew hes a RINO in conservative clothing. This endorsement comes as no surprise.
OTOH, Michele Bachmann, Steve King, and Ted Poe are the real deal.
It is NOT time to coalesce around a RINO nominee. Think 2010. We the People have a say, and its time to show this once again to Paul Ryan, et al.
exactly, I agree, only this endorsement does come as a surprise to me, as did DeMint's.
RE "It is NOT time to coalesce around a RINO nominee. Think 2010. We the People have a say, and its time to show this once again to Paul Ryan, et al." -- This is nothing more than a line-in-the-sand moment, and the people who walk away from fighting against Romney were looking for a reason to stop fighting or jumping on board the romney bandwagon anyway.
MAKES NO MATTER TO ME. I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY!
I can’t believe how it’s only March 30th, the convention isn’t until August, and basically, you’re giving up. THIS is the presentation the GOP-e is making to get conservatives to give up. In your case it looks like they’re succeeding.
Yet another falls to the lure of the gracious defeat.
I guess they’re just hoping for the political cover of saying, “see, I supported the moderate.”
So if Obama goes on to win because you won’t vote for Romney who’s fault is that? If you are in a strong blue state or strong red state your protest vote or not vote is no big deal. But if you are in a battleground state the blood of the death of this country will be on your hands.