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Conservative Anti-Romney Pundits Struggle to Embrace Mitt
The Daily Beast ^ | 4/2/2012 | Howard Kurtz

Posted on 04/01/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT by wastedpotential

Erick Erickson was out of patience, tired of reading about Mitt Romney as a paragon of conservative virtue, tired of hearing the callers to his Atlanta radio show praise Romney’s record.

The founder of the red-meat blog RedState.com sat down last fall in his Macon home, beside a towering painting of Abraham Lincoln, and banged out an epic rant. Romney was “unprincipled,” he wrote, and yet certain to win the Republican presidential nomination—an outcome that would cause “the destruction of the conservative movement as we know it.”

Time has not softened Erickson’s stance. The onetime Presbyterian church deacon turned CNN commentator now tells Newsweek: “There are a whole lot of conservatives who think Romney is not really a whole lot better than Obama.”

Erickson and other keepers of the conservative flame have been trying for more than a year to muscle Mitt aside in favor of someone—anyone!—who didn’t reek of moderation. Now, despite the empty chatter about a brokered convention, there is no Plan B left, no savior waiting in the wings. It is a moment of truth for the dead-enders, who have to decide whether to relent and rally around Romney or hang back, even if it means helping Barack Obama win a second term.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; kenyanbornmuzzie; mittromney; newtgingrich; obama; ricksantorum; romney

1 posted on 04/01/2012 8:58:04 PM PDT by wastedpotential
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To: wastedpotential
You too can become a Mitt-wit.

decidedly not looking forward to another excrement sammich

2 posted on 04/01/2012 9:03:59 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "If Greece has been knocking back the ouzo, we're face down in the vat.")
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To: wastedpotential

It is a mistake for any conservative to embrace the Mutten one.


3 posted on 04/01/2012 9:05:37 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: wastedpotential

I’m not “struggling” to accept Mittsy. He’s a clown. Looking and hearing Obama talk, now that’s a struggle for me to keep from blowing chunks.


4 posted on 04/01/2012 9:07:02 PM PDT by max americana
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To: GeronL
The math is that Conservatives get 40% of the vote (assuming a heavy turnout, with more if it's light due to Democrats staying home).

Romney and his twin brother Obama then split 60% ~ or maybe less!

We need to analyze this state by state though. We could end up with more of the popular vote but one of them might still win the electoral count.

5 posted on 04/01/2012 9:09:13 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: wastedpotential

My tagline addresses this article pretty well I think.

http://www.selfgovernment.us/about.html


6 posted on 04/01/2012 9:09:50 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (You can be a Romney Republican or you can be a conservative. You can't be both. Pick one.)
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To: GeronL
If Lugar's opponent beats him in the primary, that might be the time to start up a new party ~ and not just for the Presidency.

Remember, coalition politics need not stop at the ballot box ~ arrangements can be made on the floor of Congress.

7 posted on 04/01/2012 9:11:04 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: NonValueAdded
Mitts ties to conservatism, and the R party, by Mitt himself.

.25 sec youtube

8 posted on 04/01/2012 9:13:45 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (3 little children murdered by islam, Toulouse March 2012 . Time for the Final Crusade!!!!!)
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To: wastedpotential
"The [my] only connection [to the Republican Party]is I'm registered as a Republican"
--Mitt RRRRRomney
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kNbXdOCQQMs


9 posted on 04/01/2012 9:16:21 PM PDT by LomanBill (Animals! The DemocRats blew up the windmill with an Acorn!)
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To: wastedpotential

Correct Headline: “ Liberal Agenda Media Apathetic About Opposing Romney.”


10 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:04 PM PDT by Graewoulf ((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
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To: muawiyah

It should have been done before this year, IMO.


11 posted on 04/01/2012 9:21:05 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: NonValueAdded

Sorry, GOP-e.

I voted for the RINO last time. Never again.


12 posted on 04/01/2012 9:24:29 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: max americana

We have an avowed enemy of the United States and a Communist in our White House and the best opponant is Romney......

We’re f——d.


13 posted on 04/01/2012 9:24:54 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: wastedpotential

What keeps the RINOs impudent is that conservative Republicans have almost always been willing to acquiesce and get behind a RINO in the general election (win or lose, and almost always lose), once the RINOs have screwed us in the primary. Thus it was in 1940 when the Willkie backers screwed Bob Taft; thus it was in 1948 and 1952 when Dewey’s and Eisenhower’s gangs screwed Taft and conservatives. Thus also in 1964 when Gov. Nelson Rockefeller and other liberal Republicans refused to back Barry Goldwater even when he won the nomination. Thus the liberal Republican John Anderson, who ran on an independant ticket in 1980 when Ronald Reagan had bested him in the GOP primaries.

Thus it will be after 2012 unless we get up and show the RINOs that we’ll be damned if we support Mitt Romney.


14 posted on 04/01/2012 9:26:25 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: wastedpotential

Moderate is another word for fascist. They want the GOP to undermine the constitution with global corporate welfare beholden to them rather than the Democrats. I want the constitution and screw them all.


15 posted on 04/01/2012 9:32:19 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: wastedpotential

Luckily, I live in a heavily red state, so I won’t have to hold my nose and vote for the slightly lesser Socialist, Mitt 0bamney.


16 posted on 04/01/2012 9:36:27 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (FOCUS ON FACTS: 0bamaCare Hated. Worst Recovery. Failed Stimulus. Worst Deficits.)
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To: wastedpotential
The only two solutions we have: Stop Mitt's nomination; Disqualify Obama.

With Mitt as our nominee the election is lost.

17 posted on 04/01/2012 9:41:41 PM PDT by Rudder
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To: eater-of-toast

I think the Mitt Romney wing of the Republican party is what they in our neighbor to the north (The Great White) Canada: “Red Tories” (more aptly liberals pretending to be conservatives for the ‘perks’).


18 posted on 04/01/2012 9:48:55 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: NonValueAdded

Mitt is a Republican establishment/mainstream media toy, also 100% progressive.

Very sad, very true!


19 posted on 04/01/2012 10:06:12 PM PDT by foundedonpurpose (Be strong in truth!)
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To: JSDude1

Well, that’s interesting! I’d never heard of “red Tories” in Canada, this despite all the many times I’ve traveled there. Weird that I know more about Tory divisions in the much-more-distant UK, eg “dry” Tories like Enoch Powell and Margaret Thatcher vs. “wet” Tories like Ted Heath and Michael Heseltine. Seems I need to study up on Canadian politics.


20 posted on 04/01/2012 10:15:52 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: wastedpotential

Seems to me that the GOP-E thinks Romney or anyone they nominate will lose to Obama. Hence the more charismatic candidates refusing to run this year, in favor of being good soldiers and supporting Romney because it’s Romney’s turn. To go down to the same defeat as those other stiff old white guys, Dole & McCain.

Big gamble that we’ll still have a country left after 4 more of Boris Obamanov. But the GOP-E really seems to see it as business as usual. Even if some, like Ryan, see the danger to the country, they don’t see mileage in bucking the GOP-E and their money men.


21 posted on 04/01/2012 10:28:12 PM PDT by Belle22
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To: wastedpotential

I am not struggling... I will never support that evil bastard.

LLS


22 posted on 04/01/2012 10:30:43 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: wastedpotential

They may need to change the name of the republican party-everytime you see the people backing Mitt; they are either patting each other or giggling ever so wildly, it makes you wonder. I thought Sean Hannity was going to ask Paul Ryan out for dinner -if those could have become any more friendlier,...to see men act this way-where I come from... is just plain odd.


23 posted on 04/01/2012 10:45:05 PM PDT by Christie at the beach (I like Newt and would love to see political dead bodies on the floor.)
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To: martin_fierro
Sorry, GOP-e. I voted for the RINO last time. Never again.

Me, too. And this article brings up a great point I had never considered before. Assume Romney is nominated and wins the general election. In four more years, are we prepared to defend a Romney administration?

24 posted on 04/01/2012 11:01:07 PM PDT by TexasKamaAina
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To: TexasKamaAina
What if Romney assumes room temperature?
What then?
25 posted on 04/01/2012 11:03:46 PM PDT by Yosemitest (It's simple, fight or die!)
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To: wastedpotential

Conservatives have already lost. Some just haven’t realized this. Romney represent the Liberal/establishment branch of of GOP and they have won. Whether Obama or Romney win, Conservatives have lost. We should focus on Senate and House


26 posted on 04/01/2012 11:20:25 PM PDT by 4rcane
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To: wastedpotential
It is a moment of truth for the dead-enders, who have to decide whether to relent and rally around Romney or hang back, even if it means helping Barack Obama win a second term.

I'm going to hold my nose and vote for the (R), whoever that turns out to be. Obama cannot be permitted to appoint more Supreme Court Justices.

27 posted on 04/01/2012 11:45:31 PM PDT by TChad
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To: wastedpotential

Struggle to embrace? The thought never entered my mind to embrace a LIBERAL. If I did, it wouldn’t be a coward who hid behind the Republican tag. Deceitful mitt.


28 posted on 04/02/2012 12:20:47 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TChad
   Obama cannot be permitted to appoint more Supreme Court Justices.

  Romney had a tendency to appoint liberal activists as judges.
29 posted on 04/02/2012 12:23:51 AM PDT by Maurice Tift (You can't stop the signal, Mal. You can never stop the signal.)
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To: presently no screen name
Struggle to embrace? The thought never entered my mind to embrace a LIBERAL. If I did, it wouldn’t be a coward who hid behind the Republican tag. Deceitful mitt.

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Mitt's forced people to buy health insurance they didn't want or need, and strongly supported abortion rights.

We know as soon as he wraps up the primary he will begin his march due left, to where we all know he is actually situated.

The party is dead if he's the best Republicans could hope to run.

Romney's the Dems' dream come true.

Rom-wv
Weather Vane Romney

30 posted on 04/02/2012 2:35:21 AM PDT by BobP (The piss-stream media - Never to be watched again in my house)
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To: unkus
"We have an avowed enemy of the United States and a Communist in our White House and the best opponant is Romney...... the EGOP can foist upon us to keep the K-Street Game of us vs them Musical Chairs going is Romney."

Their fixed it..

31 posted on 04/02/2012 3:05:04 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
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To: BobP
LOL! The dog on the roof was the giveway! Doggiecare in MA - put them on the roof.

The party is dead if he's the best Republicans could hope to run.

We should have seen the light and acted on it when they gave us Dole.

32 posted on 04/02/2012 4:06:33 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Yosemitest
What if Romney assumes room temperature? What then?

I smile.

33 posted on 04/02/2012 4:12:08 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: wastedpotential

“There are a whole lot of conservatives who think Romney is not really a whole lot better than Obama.”

Not to mention soros.


34 posted on 04/02/2012 5:42:43 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: taildragger

“We have an avowed enemy of the United States and a Communist in our White House and the best opponant is Romney...... the EGOP can foist upon us to keep the K-Street Game of us vs them Musical Chairs going is Romney.”

Their fixed it..


Thanks.


35 posted on 04/02/2012 7:53:13 AM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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