Skip to comments.Romney, in Chesco: ‘This has been quite a day for me’
Posted on 04/11/2012 3:36:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
Now it's Romney vs. Obama.
With that in mind and a bruising primary fight finally behind him, Mitt Romney bathed in the praise Tuesday night of a cheering crowd of Chester County Republicans - finally, their party's presidential nominee in all but name.
Hours earlier, Rick Santorum, the former Massachusetts governor's last significant GOP rival, suspended his campaign amid a family health crisis and a growing chorus calls from party leaders for him to drop out of the race.
Santorum's decision, announced at an afternoon appearance in Gettysburg, cleared Romney's path to his party's nomination at its August convention in Tampa and set the stage for what is sure to be a rancorous general election showdown with President Obama.
"This has been quite a day for me," Romney told the gathered crowd at Inn at Mendenhall in southern Chester County. "We'll have work to do ahead of us, but let's all enjoy tonight."
His speech Tuesday night, in one of the suburban "swing" counties that were fiercely contested ground in 2008, also offered Republican faithful here a chance to partake in their candidate's victory lap.
"I knew this was coming at some point, but I didn't think it would come so soon," said Chester County GOP chair Val DiGiorgio, as he scrambled to accommodate an overflow crowd.
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April 10th 5PM: Anita and I wish Rick and Karen and the entire Santorum family heartfelt congratulations for a tireless and hard-fought campaign. We know the toll the process takes on the candidates and their families, as well as the honor of being in the arena fighting to keep America great and strong. We are keeping their precious Bella in our prayers and we wish Rick, Karen and their family the best in their future together.
April 10th 6PM: Governor Perry will strongly endorse and work for the Republican nominee, since our priority must be to replace President Obama and his destructive policies. As a former U.S. military officer and a proud Aggie, Rick Perry puts a premium on loyalty and therefore today remains Newt Gingrich backer.
We have our leftmost candidate for POTUS.
God help us all—we need a barnburner had got a tealight. Can he even win? (Nixon, Ford, Dole, Bushes, McCain....now RINORomney?) Our last REAL Conservative did win forty-nine of our fifty-seven states, after all.
Of course he can’t win... unless he can buy the votes of millions of his fellow leftists to take the place of the millions of Conservatives who won’t vote for his sorry, lying, Socialist ass.
They won’t learn a thing; when their boy loses big in November they’ll just blame us.
Romney is WORSE than Obama. Obama is at least
relatively Honest about what he is doing.
Romney will deliver the same and LIE ABOUT IT.
Romney the Ineligible Backstabber. BYE BYE GOP.
Well, I will say one good thing about Romney: he doesn’t need a teleprompter to lie to us.
Then you should have the courage of your convictions and vote for Obama. No sarcasm. One of them is going to be president for four years, and if you really think the country will be better off with Obama, you should vote for him straight up.
B.S! This is not over by a long shot! Newt is riding this thing all the way in and crashing the temple and market place! I believe now he might have a chance of taking this thing.
These GOP-e losers are going to have a real awaking when Newt brings the house down at the convention!
All you people who would rather vote for Romney are such wimps! When would you NOT compromise your principles and vote for a RINO??? At what point are you going to discover the real destruction the GOP-e/rinos cause the party and say enough is enough? The Obama's are always going to be there to defeat because their ideas suck and the American public know it. They defeat themselves! We HAVE to take care of the enemy within FIRST to make REAL change!
Newt isn't perfect, but at least he can beat Obama. Romney even if he beats Obama (which is HIGHLY unlikely) the republican party and conservatives still LOSE!
Take a chance on Newt, he's proven he can lead us out of this mess! ('94)
Time for plan 9 from outer space.
Demand Newt be placed on the ticket with Romney. After Romney wins, impeach him and we have a Newt presidency.
Great idea ... except loser ROMNEY CANNOT win.
He was an economic failure (as governor)
AND he was evil (destroyed the Constitution),
and he is a backstabber and dog abuser.
HOW WILL THAT MAKE HIM ACCEPTABLE TO AMERICA?
Perhaps his off shore accounts?
Or his staying in a Nazi-stolen building in France
which just happened to be later sold ... with profits
to his church?
Romney WAS CHOSEN BY Obama and the DNC.
We don’t have any candidate yet. This is the leftist press trying to convince us that we do. Don’t give in to that. We need to pour our support behind Newt and encourage Santorum to believe that principle and potentially saving the country are more important than having Romney pay off his campaign debts. He needs to ask his supporters to back Newt.
About the ONLY positive to come out of this is that I won’t have to see Romney’s slash and burn commercials here in PA any longer.
“About the ONLY positive to come out of this is that I wont have to see Romneys slash and burn commercials here in PA any longer.”
They got under my skin in MS as well, and I was not backing Santorum. Willard’s ads were attempting to portray Santorum as pro-abortion. Willard is quite a vicious rodent.
We must turn the tide against liberalism before America
is swept away by their tsunami. Please do your part.
Support conservative candidates. Vote. Support Free Republic.
Yeah, yeah. That's what your grandad said every "Mother's Day".
My state’s primary is next month. Guess what? I don’t HAVE to vote for Romney, and I’ll be darned if I will! I’ve waited months to vote for Gingrich and no perfectly coiffed RINO establishment Romney-loving talking head is going to tell me I can’t!!!
(I feel a little better now)
Know what? I have a feeling that in the remaining primaries there is a whole lot of conservatives who feel exactly like I do. It’s one thing to tell us Romney is the likely winner. It’s a whole other matter for him to smirk “This has been quite a day for me” when millions of us haven’t voted yet! What a jerk.
I am voting for Obama. This country is finished. Do it quickly rather than slowly, and possibly reverse-frog pot boiling the people to wake the hell up and defend it before its too late.
Lots of jerks on Twitter too. I have been called lots of names because I am not doing as the cult demands and supporting Romney "because I have no choice".I have also been told to leave the country. Romney and his cult followers, the GOP establishment and media can kiss my grits.
I will also gladly cast my Texas vote for Gingrich, the only true conservative.
Romney can go to h-e-double hockey sticks.
The tendency has been to refrain from going to vote. Please get your like-minded acquaintances to take the time to vote in this primary, as many of us did in South Carolina. Guess what? Romney lost here, in spite of continual telephone-call abuse and a blue-zillion TV ads.
It CAN happen in other state primaries where the Conservatives have not yet spoken against this manipulated nominating process. Romney’s crowd changed the party primary rules enough to favor heavily the richest candidate.
We’ve got a Senate primary in Pennsylvania too so I certainly hope conservatives show up to vote for Newt and a conservative Senate choice.
I'm really hoping a miracle will happen and we can turn this around in the convention.
We cans still make our voice heard.
Anyway, I'm so disgusted with this "kamikazee" attitude with running romney the GOP is pretty much dead to me.
No, he can't... that never was the plan. The GOP E's plan was to hopefully hold onto the House while sacrificing the race for the White House.
On election night, Romney will be giving his concession speech before voting is finished in Mountain Time.
I agree. Donate to and support conservative House candidates and fight to at least hold that portion of Congress. As for the Senate, even though hopes for an outright GOP majority are fading, we can at least try to make it as close to 50-50 as possible in order to make Obama and Harry Reid earn their pay.
“Time for plan 9 from outer space.”
We should insist upon a conservative VP, but it won’t be Newt (and he’d be the first one to tell you). And assuming that we’d be able to impeach and remove a President Romney (for what “high crime or misdemeanor,” exactly?) is risible (we’d need 67 votes for conviction in the Senate). That’s not the choice before us.
We’re stuck with Romney now, and if he doesn’t win in November, Obama will. I have a very low opinion of Romney and his interest and ability to move the conservative agenda, but I know exactly what Obama has in store for a second term, and it would be far worse than anything Romney could do. We need to hold Romney’s feet to the fire, demand a conservative runningmate, elect large conservative majorities in both houses of Congress, and put the fear of God into Romney so that he signs conservative legislation and nominates conservative judges or else face a conservative primary challenger in 2016 (when, if Romney’s performance as president didn’t match his campaign rhetoric, he’d be toast).
I was an ABR (Anybody But Romney) guy since 2008 (when I supported Fred Thompson, but switched to McCain after FDT dropped out in order to stop Romney), and this year I was a strong Santorum supporter, but we have to face facts here. Romney will be the GOP presidential nominee, and if he doesn’t get elected Obama will get reelected. The choice is clear; I don’t like the options any more than you do, but there’s no doubt in my mind that 4 more years of Obama would do permanent damage to our nation while 4 years of Romney would at least give us a fighting chance of turning this around.
“As for the Senate, even though hopes for an outright GOP majority are fading . . .”
Of course he can, and probably will win; by appealing to his base - Moderates and disaffected Democrats.
Well since it looks like Willard is going to be our nominee I hope he is as eager to smear Obama as he was Newt and Rick. He’s going to have to go ultra negative and fast.
And there, ladies and gentlemen, is the character of the man who would have made the most excellent president. God help us for letting him slip away.
Don’t hold your breath. Romney has already said people will wait a long time for him to attack Obama. He’s even repeatedly refused to call him a socialist.
Well lets see how Willard feels after Barry and his minions start attacking. Its going to be brutal.
This cannot be repeated too many times:
If we must have an enemy at the head of Government, let it be one whom we can oppose, and for whom we are not responsible, who will not involve our party in the disgrace of his foolish and bad measures. - Alexander Hamilton
The GOP-E’s plan is to hold a firebreak in the Senate (The Filibusterer). They wouldn’t mind losing the House, as it would get rid of the Tea Party candidates. It would also mean that they wouldn’t have to do anything substantial policy wise.
>Romney, in Chesco: This has been quite a day for me<
Wow. Self-centered much?
That makes my stomach turn. Who does an habitual LIAR pray to? Mitt only says what will make him look good because if one strips him, he is nothing but evil!
Quit your b*^ch'n you POS liar. It is NOT about you!
“We are keeping their precious Bella in our prayers”...
Presently No Screen Name, just for clarification, did you think the above quote came from Mitt? It is actually from Rick Perry, although I am with you on not believing anything that comes out of Romney’s mouth!
I thought it was from Mitt. Thanks for the correction, I’d gladly want Perry praying from me!
Someone spell it out for me : is Romney truly that much worse and more problematic and antithetical to conservative values than McCain was ? Just askin.