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Tea party leader warns Romney: Dont expect us to campaign for you (Iced Tea)
Daily Caller ^ | 4-13-12 | Alex Pappas

Posted on 04/13/2012 6:21:47 AM PDT by Mozilla

The leader of the Tea Party Nation organization has a blunt message for likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney: Tea partiers will likely vote for you, but don’t expect them to get energized and campaign for you.

“The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.”

Phillips said that surveys conducted on the Tea Party Nation website have shown that about 25 percent of tea party activists say they won’t vote for Romney in the general election.

-snip- Another conservative leader, Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council, struck a similar note after former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race this week.

“It’s difficult for us to back a candidate our constituents don’t believe in and aren’t excited about,” Perkins told CNN

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Philosophy; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; judsonphillips; rino; romney; teaparty; teapartynation; teapartyrebellion
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The tea party "leaders" have gotten the message that people are not in lock step with Romney.
1 posted on 04/13/2012 6:21:58 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

Guess they prefer Obama


2 posted on 04/13/2012 6:25:03 AM PDT by sockhead (Socialism means equality . . . everyone is equally miserable.)
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To: Mozilla

Romney has NO shot....zero.....zilch.....nada.


3 posted on 04/13/2012 6:25:15 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Mozilla
I do not recognize a self appointed so called leader
4 posted on 04/13/2012 6:31:02 AM PDT by reefdiver ("Let His day's be few And another takes His office")
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To: Mozilla

Then why not Newt? Makes no sense that so many people don’t even respect Mitt Romney yet focus on him as the candidate. Makes no sense. Romney has Romney on his mind while Newt has America on his.

Maybe many people, mostly women I understand don’t respect Newt, but of the two we believe in the one that has America first on his mind.

They should hold their noses, and vote Newt rather than hold their noses, and vote Romney.


5 posted on 04/13/2012 6:32:03 AM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: dfwgator

Romney has a shot, only because Obama is apparently stupid enough to send Fly Over America screaming towards him with race riots and hippie infestations, a la 1968.


6 posted on 04/13/2012 6:32:08 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Mozilla

They don’t have to campaign for Romney, they can campaign against Obama, which is their forte anyway. Its not just Obama we need to fire, its his whole admin, especially eric holder. The Romney admin will likely be liberal, but not the virulent communists and racists littering the obama admin.


7 posted on 04/13/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (“He’s (Obama) got an enemies list that would make Richard Nixon proud.”)
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To: sockhead
Actually, it's the GOP-e that wants Obama. Take it up with them. They are trying to force Mittens on us like they did Dole and McLame.

Fergetit. I'm voting conservative, the GOP can pound sand. I didn't leave them, they left me.

And I will never vote for Romney.

/johnny

8 posted on 04/13/2012 6:34:20 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: sockhead

Gonna get Obama anyways. RINOS/RINO policies DO NOT win presidential elections. NEVER HAVE. People seem to be completely freakin ignorant of history. (not you, just people in general, especially Republican establishment worshipers.)


9 posted on 04/13/2012 6:34:56 AM PDT by DrewsMum
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To: reefdiver

I don’t follow self appointed leaders either, but at least this guy is stating the truth. Nobody wants Romney that is associated with any tea party group.


10 posted on 04/13/2012 6:36:02 AM PDT by Mozilla (GOP is going the way of the Whigs)
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To: HerrBlucher
The Romney admin will likely be liberal

I won't vote for a liberal. Period.

/johnny

11 posted on 04/13/2012 6:36:18 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

And Obama and the commies thank you for that.


12 posted on 04/13/2012 6:42:44 AM PDT by HerrBlucher (“He’s (Obama) got an enemies list that would make Richard Nixon proud.”)
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To: HerrBlucher
Take it up with the GOP-e. I'm going to vote my convictions. And I'm a conservative.

/johnny

13 posted on 04/13/2012 6:46:02 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mozilla

“The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,”

In one of his speechese, I’m 98% sure I heard Romney say “coRalesce” which, as far as I know, isn’t a word. Another dummy potentially heading up the free world.

As a Tea Partier, I’ll vote for Romney, will not campaign for him, and will campaign against Obama. That’s about as good as it gets for us conservatives, I think.


14 posted on 04/13/2012 6:46:46 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: Mozilla

It is perfectly fine and understandable that the Tea Party does not want to endorse Mitt. Just STFU about it then.

It is one thing to not believe in enough of the core principles of a candidate to give your support but only moronic idiots would turn that lack of endorsement into cannon fodder for Mubumbo Odumbo.

The Tea Party, SHOULD have made itself heard loud and clear before and in the early stages of the primaries. That is the time for us to move the big gray elephant back on the right path and away from the seductive Progressives.

Now that time has passed and this is what we have to work with. The Tea Party should now concentrate on getting the most Conservative candidates elected to the House and Senate so they can pull Mitt to the right if he tends to walk into the communist weeds.

Again, Tea Party I love you but, STFU if all you are going to do is attack the candidate running under the GOP banner.

REMEMBER or LEARN that the communist Progressives WILL use every Saul Alinsky trick in his dishonest debate book to get Fearless Reader, Mubumbo Odumbo, elected and they will make use of every attack the Tea Party or any of us directs at Mitt.

For all purposes the Primaries are over. This is who will be running and you now have a choice; Four more years with an anti-American occupying the White Hut and no worries about future elections so he will be free to complete his destruction of the country or a candidate who may not share all or even most of your values but at least does NOT HATE the USA.


15 posted on 04/13/2012 6:49:22 AM PDT by Wurlitzer (Welcome to the new USSA (United Socialist States of Amerika))
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To: sockhead
newsflash - the TP has no head, a-hole (not you SH)

…and you dont speak for me -

because - anybody but the present usurper is ok with me

Its nonsense like this article that will win o another term as their mccain ply works again

16 posted on 04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by Revelation 911 (How many 100's of 1000's of our servicemen died so we would never bow to a king?" -freeper pnh102)
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To: Mozilla
The tea party is not going to coalesce around Romney,” Judson Phillips told The Daily Caller on Thursday. “Most of us will vote for Romney, but we will not be out there with signs for him or in his campaign.”

This is just preposterous B.S. Why VOTE for Romney? He does not forward Tea Party principles. This republican party and some conservatives are just cowardly prix!

NO MORE RINOS!

17 posted on 04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by sirchtruth (Freedom is not free.)
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To: sockhead

So articulate the difference between the 2. As I see it there is none.


18 posted on 04/13/2012 6:57:44 AM PDT by 556x45
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To: Wurlitzer
Again, Tea Party I love you but, STFU if all you are going to do is attack the candidate running under the GOP banner.

Why don't you STFU about promoting the liberal corruption of the GOP? This Tea Party guy is sending the exact right message. As long as he doesn't endorse Obama, he's all good to me. If we get two bad candidates, I'm going to exercise my free speech to say we got two bad candidates.

a candidate who may not share all or even most of your values but at least does NOT HATE the USA.

I don't care what's in his head, I just care what power he's going to be capable of wielding. A gridlocked Obama for 4 more years will probably implement a lot less liberal policy than an empowered Romney for 4-8 years. Very many Republicans are dying to go liberal with Romney because they either believe in things like homosexual marriage or they believe it will get them more votes. If Obama is in office, they'll maintain their opposition to his policy out of fear of Tea Party primary attacks. While we can "primary" liberal Republicans, it seems like presidential elections have proven too big for Tea Partiers to wrangle, especially against Romney's money. So I doubt we'd be able to primary him in 2016 if we couldn't defeat him this time.

19 posted on 04/13/2012 6:59:07 AM PDT by JediJones (From the makers of Romney, Bloomberg/Schwarzenegger 2016. Because the GOP can never go too far left.)
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To: Mozilla

Has anyone read Rule by Secrecy author Jim Marrs? I’m asking because it’s relative to the coming election.


20 posted on 04/13/2012 6:59:33 AM PDT by Rappini (Pro Deo et Patria)
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