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The Myth of Romney
TeaPartyNation.com ^ | February 29, 2012 | Judson Phillips

Posted on 04/15/2012 9:00:24 AM PDT by SoConPubbie

Myths have this habit of hanging around, growing and even be repeated and believed. Mitt Romney is the center of one of the biggest myths going around.

What is the myth of Romney?

The myth of Romney is that he is electable. It is right up there with the myth he is a conservative.

The headlines for today by the Romney friendly media are that Romney one two states. As always the drive by media does not go into the story the way it should be delved into.

Romney won Arizona handily. He took 47% to Santorum’s 26%, Gingrich’s 16% and Paul’s 8%. That sounds impressive until you realize the other three did not challenge Romney in Arizona. Romney had the endorsement of the sitting governor, was not really contested by the other candidates and he still could not break 50% of the vote.

In Michigan, even though Romney won, the results can only be called a disaster. Romney calls Michigan his home state. He was raised there and his father was a popular governor there. He went in, as always out spending his opponents. In this case, he only had one real opponent, Rick Santorum. Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul both passed on Michigan to concentrate on other contests. Once again, Romney one but he only won by three percent and while this time his vote total exceeded what he had four years ago, this is the first contest in a while where that has happened. Even with two candidates basically sitting Michigan out, Romney could only barely break 40%. Almost 60% of the voters of what is allegedly Romney’s home state do not want him.

That says something.

There is a trend here that even Myth Romney should be able to figure out.

When Romney wins he must outspend his opponents five or ten to one and he is depressing the Republican voting base. If Romney cannot, even with a huge financial lead, draw more voters than he did four years ago in the primary, what is he going to do this fall when he is the one being outspent five to one?

It is time for the Republican Party to act. It is time for the Party hierarchy to sit down with not only the establishment but with Tea Party and conservative activists to find a consensus candidate who can in fact beat Barack Obama this fall.

Myth Romney is not that candidate. He has proven that repeatedly. The GOP electorate has not really fallen in love with any of the candidates this year. The closest candidate who has excited the GOP base is Newt Gingrich. This is because where Gingrich has won, the voter turnout was up. This is something that will be desperately needed this fall.

Last week I said that I would support the GOP nominee this fall, even if it was Romney because Obama is simply so bad.

I am now rethinking that.

Obama must be beat. I am willing to support almost any Republican who can get in there and beat Obama. But that is the rub. I am willing to support almost any Republican who has a chance to beat Obama.

Romney has no chance.

The Republican Party needs to realize this train is going down the rails and off the cliff.

If the Republican Party wishes to commit ritual political suicide, why should any conservative activist waste their time playing Doctor Kevorkian to the GOP?

Meanwhile, perhaps we conservative activists should be asking the GOP, if you don’t want to win, could we borrow your party for a little while?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: romney
Romney will get clobbered by Obama if God frowns on us and he is our nominee.
1 posted on 04/15/2012 9:00:27 AM PDT by SoConPubbie
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To: SoConPubbie

Quit bitch’n... Its going to be Romney vs Obama, question is what are you or any of us going to do about it, stand around in little groups saying,” I’ll be damned if I vote for Romney”. We’ll all be damned if we don’t... comprende?


2 posted on 04/15/2012 9:06:01 AM PDT by dps.inspect (the system is rigged...)
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To: SoConPubbie

“The Republican Party needs to realize this train is going down the rails and off the cliff.”

All-aboard....gun control, Romneycare, gay marriage, en route to socialism.


3 posted on 04/15/2012 9:21:25 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: dps.inspect

We better hope that Romney can beat Obama because if he can’t we will end of losing the supreme court in 4 more years. To heck with the so called myth....Romney is going to be nominated, hopefully we will have enough conservatives in the house and senate that will keep him from turning to the left to much


4 posted on 04/15/2012 9:21:57 AM PDT by wild74
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To: dps.inspect; LucyT
Quit bitch’n... Its going to be Romney vs Obama, question is what are you or any of us going to do about it, stand around in little groups saying,” I’ll be damned if I vote for Romney”. We’ll all be damned if we don’t... comprende?

With all due respect, I don't think that is the way it is.

For one thing, as the polls and primary results demonstrate fairly clearly, although a large part of the anti-Romney vote is presently willing to go to the polls for him in an election against Obama, there is a hard core group of somewhere between nine and 16 percent that won't.

At the end of the day, that translates into a four to eight percentage point loss to Obama and an electoral landslide for the incumbent.

Romney can't win.

Further, he doesn't have the delegate vote locked up to get the nomination either--no matter what he would have you believe, it doesn't take much of a stretch in the remaining primaries to see him at the convention well short of the nomination.

At present, the establishment main line is attempting to stack the Rules and Credentials committee to his advantage but even there, some sleepers are already in place. Whatever the establishment press wants you to believe, Romney may not even get the Republican nomination.

And Zero still has some real problems of his own--again, personally, I expect the Democrat nominee to be Mrs. Clinton.

And if the real final pits Romney against Zero, this may be the election where a third party nominee is in fact in a position to carry the day in the final.

The ultimate survival of the Union may well be at stake in this election--Romney doesn't give the Constitutional Republic any better chance to survive than Zero does. So why do we really care who comes out of the general if the contest is between Zero and Romney?

5 posted on 04/15/2012 9:24:47 AM PDT by David
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To: GenXteacher

[begin searing sarcasm]Oh but that is so much better than Obama, because he’ll be a Republican. Then the party can tell us to quit whining, he’s our nominee and we voted for him.[end searing sarcasm]


6 posted on 04/15/2012 9:28:19 AM PDT by Idaho_Cowboy (Well they dare not call us invaders, 'Tis but state rights and liberty we ask; -Civil War Song)
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To: dps.inspect

I agree with you that the system is rigged.

I also agree with SoCon that Obama will clobber Romney.

Newt is now our only chance of stopping the annointing of Romney. If all conservatives in the remaining primaries will support Newt, we can at least have a fighting chance at getting someone better than Romney at the convention in August.


7 posted on 04/15/2012 9:28:24 AM PDT by Mother Mary
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To: dps.inspect

Obama is better than Romney because Obama will
be impeached.

RINO Romney will deliver the same thing
and the Conservatives will be blamed.


8 posted on 04/15/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: Diogenesis

Obama is not going to be impeached. Some of you people have to quit dreaming.


9 posted on 04/15/2012 9:39:04 AM PDT by beandog (Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand)
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To: SoConPubbie
Romney will get clobbered by Obama if God frowns on us and he is our nominee.

I agree -- and we might as well kiss the House good-bye and give up all hope of the Senate. Some people -- like FReepers -- will go to the polls no matter what, even if they will write in or vote Libertarian for President. A whole lot of people will vote if they're excited about a candidate (or a local referendum question). And a whole lot might vote if it's not inconvenient. In any case, all those liberals and moderates the GOPe is counting on for Mitt are most unlikely to vote conservative down-ticket.

Romney seems to be leading Obama in some polls, but Obama hasn't started to fight -- even he might suspect that something might go "wrong," and Romney, his dream Republican opponent, won't be the nominee. All that Bain LBO stuff isn't going to look good to a lot of people (it doesn't look good to a lot of conservative free-marketers), and I hear Andrea Mitchell has made a small start on bringing Mormonism into the mix.

And Mrs. Malaprop Romney seems to be doing his best to antagonize those conservatives who planned to hold their noses and vote for him, by saying he knows the conservatives don't like him, but he's sure they'll come around and vote for him anyway.

10 posted on 04/15/2012 9:40:56 AM PDT by maryz
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To: dps.inspect

Agreed. At least it will be OUR brand of socialism.


11 posted on 04/15/2012 10:01:07 AM PDT by Riodacat (And when all is said and done, there'll be a hell of a lot more said than done......)
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To: SoConPubbie

I’m sorry, but we have to stop this. I don’t like Romney myself. Four years of Romney may hurt this nation, but four more years of Obamunism will destroy it. It’s the devil you don’t know versus the devil you do, and if you have to hold your nose while punching the ticket for Romney, for all of our sakes, do it! I am desperately worried that some of the conservative bitter-enders will let Obama in the door again because they can’t see past the end of their noses.


12 posted on 04/15/2012 11:53:43 AM PDT by Hootowl
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To: Diogenesis
Obama is better than Romney because Obama will be impeached.

It takes two thirds of the Senate to do that. I can't imagine a scenario where the GOP would get to two thirds of the Senate and yet not also take the White House.

13 posted on 04/15/2012 12:08:07 PM PDT by cynwoody
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To: David; Jim Robinson; Tolerance Sucks Rocks; tomdavidd; Freeper; Gvl_M3; Flotsam_Jetsome; ...
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Whatever the establishment press wants you to believe, Romney may not even get the Republican nomination.

And Zero still has some real problems of his own--again, personally, I expect the Democrat nominee to be Mrs. Clinton.

Check out article and # 5. [Thanks, David.]

. . . . Here is a blast from the past:

Clinton: "Something Has to be Taken Away from Some People"
(Townhall.com ^ | June 4, 2007 | Amanda Carpenter)

Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2007

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1845969/posts

.


14 posted on 04/15/2012 2:00:21 PM PDT by LucyT
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To: dps.inspect

You’re willing to vote for a fascist?!

Mitt Romney is a self-professed progressive, a fascist in the classical sense; he is a socialist who sees government as God, and business as an extension of government policy. He WOULD govern as a socialist dictator - it is in his personality to do so.

So, our choice IF Romney isn’t bumped out by the Conservatives before November, would be between a Marxist (Obama) and a Fascist (Romney).

Neither is acceptable.

This isn’t bitch’n - this is reality equaling Hell for principled people.


15 posted on 04/15/2012 2:11:31 PM PDT by SatinDoll (No Foreign Nationals as our President!)
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To: cynwoody

Neither can I. I wish it would happen and he should be. FR is just bonkers the past week or so.


16 posted on 04/15/2012 2:41:03 PM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: LucyT; David

I don’t agree.

Romney’s a straight arrow with good instincts. He will bring in many people we can trust.


17 posted on 04/15/2012 2:44:52 PM PDT by bitt (“There are only two races of men: the decent and the indecent.” —Viktor Frankl, survivor, Nazi co)
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To: bitt

Mittens is a leftiwinger with statist instincts. He will bring in many people fellow leftwing statists trust.


18 posted on 04/15/2012 2:49:29 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: GenXteacher
“The Republican Party needs to realize this train is going down the rails and off the cliff.”

The GOP ran the Loser Train last time with McCain. It got them where they wanted to be and they're doing the same this time around. America needs to wake up to the fact this isn't the Reagan GOP.

19 posted on 04/15/2012 3:33:15 PM PDT by bgill
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To: SoConPubbie

20 posted on 04/15/2012 5:01:12 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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To: dps.inspect
"Its going to be Romney vs Obama"

Oh here we go again!...you know most people understand that Obama is NOT in this Republican Primary race. This Primary race is now between Newt, Romney and Paul....three Republican candidates...though Romney just wears the name.

A vote FOR Romney is a vote AGAINST Newt,or Paul, not Obama ...heis not in this race....he gets no votes whatsoever....and that's just the fact....

Sheesh! You get the opinion a Romney/Obama ticket is a Dream ticket from the way some here go about teaming the two together.... in a Republican Primary no less on a Conservative Web site ta-boot!!

How foolish is that? I'm mean REALLY some things just defy imagination.....

21 posted on 04/15/2012 7:22:37 PM PDT by caww
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To: bitt; LucyT
I don’t agree. Romney’s a straight arrow with good instincts. He will bring in many people we can trust.

You are really welcome to think whatever you like but I strongly disagree. I recognize that in a two person race between Zero and Romney, the decision not to vote is the same as a decision to cast a vote for the winner and frankly, if it made any difference, I would vote for Zero in that case.

And the polls demonstrate pretty clearly that I am not the Lone Ranger. Over the years, I have been with an increasing minority that sees a vote for a Liberal running as an R (such as Bush Sr.; etc.) as contrary to the interest of long term survival of Constitutional US governance and personal Constitutional rights and privileges.

That minority has increased in each election cycle. The polling expert for American Standard says it now constitutes well over 10 percentage points of the vote.

At that point, a Liberal Republican has no chance--we are never again going to elect a Liberal on the Republican ticket.

You listen carefully to Romney, and on issue after issue, from Global Warming and Tax on Carbon emissions; energy policy; border control policy; judicial appointments; he comes out the same as Zero. Why in the world would anyone ever want to vote for him?

22 posted on 04/16/2012 9:27:07 AM PDT by David
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