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Bachmann 'Very Seriously Looking Into' Romney Endorsement
National Journal ^ | April 15, 2012 | Alexandra Jaffe

Posted on 04/15/2012 10:06:19 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann stopped just short of endorsing Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying she was “very seriously looking into an endorsement.”

“I think we're seeing a uniting and a pulling together around our eventual nominee," she said on NBC’s Meet the Press. "And I have said that I want my voice to be one of uniting our party, the independents, the mainstream, conservatives, evangelicals, the tea party movement. I want to unite our party.”

Bachmann dropped out of the GOP primary race in early January and has yet to endorse any of her former opponents. But with only three candidates left in the race, and Romney the presumptive nominee, Bachmann has little to lose endorsing Romney. And perhaps little to gain as well.

Still, Bachmann offered glowing praise of Romney on Sunday, a man she once derided, along with Newt Gingrich, as an establishment, insider candidate. In debates and elsewhere, she referred to both men collectively as "Newt-Romney."

But on Sunday, Bachmann called Romney "an extremely smart guy," saying that Americans lives will be "far more improved with a proven, smart, successful businessman like Mitt Romney than someone like Barack Obama, who can only blame his predecessor for his current economic poor choices.”

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


TOPICS: Front Page News; Politics/Elections
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To: CodeToad

Bump!!

You have Newt’s back!


51 posted on 04/15/2012 1:05:43 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

No, not Willard. Endorse Newt!

Go to the convention and beat out the fli-flopper Romney.


52 posted on 04/15/2012 1:05:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
lol, who couldn't see this one coming. Michele's endorsement will only confirm for me what I already know, THIS PRIMARY IS A JOKE.

No Mittens, not now, not ever.

53 posted on 04/15/2012 1:14:38 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I'm voting for Newt on the 24th.

If he loses, though, it's ABO.

54 posted on 04/15/2012 1:19:39 PM PDT by Tribune7 (GAS WAS $1.85 per gallon on the day Obama was Inaugurated! - - freeper Gaffer)
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To: Friendofgeorge

Did you ever watch M. Bachman on CNN ?

I was shocked and troubled by the way she seemed to be obsequious


55 posted on 04/15/2012 1:23:42 PM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes it’s pathetic. She behaves as an average politician with no dignity


56 posted on 04/15/2012 1:27:06 PM PDT by Ulysse
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To: Rogifan

“Michele Bachmann is ABO, just like Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jim Demint.”

Add the possible future endorsement of Sarah Palin.

TRANSCRIPT of part of the Video Interview between Sean Hannity and Sarah Palin:

http://www.mediafire.com/?wo9bxx7mqma9x1m

Hannity: (8:40min:seconds to 8:46 ) “Alright, Lets talk about the campaign and your convinced Romney’s it now? Do you think it’s pretty much over?”

Palin(8:47 – 9:09 ) “Well let me put it this way, I don’t want Newt to drop out, I don’t want Ron Paul to drop out, because I want debate still on the ideas that both of the other candidates have been able to espouse and explain to the country, I want Ron Paul’s message about cutting the budget, about the economic woeful times that we are in and what we can do about it I want those to continue to be discussed and Newt has some good ideas too.”

Hannity: (9:09-9:22 ) Are you convinced, because you spoke about this at an earlier time during the primary, are you convinced as to time has gone on that governor Romney will govern as a solid strong conservative or do you still have doubts?

Palin: (9:23-9:37 ) “I am convinced that governor Romney, if he is our nominee and if he is elected president, he will know to surround himself with those that will inherently know to go right, to err on the side of smaller, smarter government and that gives me a lot of confidence.”


57 posted on 04/15/2012 1:42:12 PM PDT by KSanders
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Cain endorsed Romney? I thought he endorsed Newt.

Sad.

Remember when Obamacare forcing Catholics to pay for and perform abortions had everybody riled up? People were talking about how Obama had stupidly sacrificed the Catholic vote in order to get single women.

And then you could see people looking at who the GOP-e wants to nominate - the one who first did the very thing we were morally outraged about - and say, “oh, shlt...”

That should have been the last clue we needed that the GOP-e has colectively sold our souls and that if we didn’t want our souls and country handed to us on a silver platter we needed to fight back.

It is truly we the people who are still willing to defend the US Constitution against nearly all our so-called “leaders”. The only candidates left with their souls intact seem to be Gingrich and Perry - MAYBE Santorum and Bachman but it seems like they’re looking to sell...


58 posted on 04/15/2012 2:01:48 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: All

Great, she’s going after Romney’s money to pay her campaign debts.


59 posted on 04/15/2012 2:04:49 PM PDT by Politicalmom
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To: butterdezillion

April 10, 2012: “On Monday, Herman Cain was offering Mitt Romney advice on who to pick as a running mate. On Tuesday, Cain – who campaigned side by side with Newt Gingrich as recently as weeks ago – called on the GOP to get behind Mitt Romney.”

http://livewire.talkingpointsmemo.com/entries/herman-cain-calls-on-gop-to-unify-behind


60 posted on 04/15/2012 2:05:22 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: JCBreckenridge

It’s not too late for Newt, and unless a person wants to be stuck choosing between shooting the country in the heart and shooting the country in the brain, they need to get hard behind Newt - because he is literally the only thing standing between us and having to choose between death (Romney) and death (Obama) for this country.

That option is not even thinkable. We MUST NOT let it happen. Now is when the battle between conservative and liberal begins, rather than conservative against conservative. At this point a vote for anybody but Newt is suicide.


61 posted on 04/15/2012 2:06:04 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: sockmonkey
MB was brought in to HELP MITT! She NEVER say one word against mitt but trashed Perry vehemently!

I despise her for selling out our country for her political gain and NOT ONE thought of our soldiers who gave their life for what she just gives away. Another fool who satan has used for his agenda. An endorsement from her was given on the debate floor - one would have to be deaf, dumb and blind to not know she stamped herself as mitt's whore with her paid acting during the debates. It was ugly to watch - she's one ugly b*^ch within.

62 posted on 04/15/2012 2:06:31 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Timber Rattler

She already endorsed him in the debates - this is not news but OLD news - like her - she’s a washed up political whore, used by Mitt. Not a shred of decency in her.


63 posted on 04/15/2012 2:10:25 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: TangoLimaSierra
Newt’s the only one who can pull us out of this mess

HE IS. God gave us/USA Sarah and then Newt. The same TWO who Mitt has used his tactics/lying non stop to try and destroy. Mitt IS EVIL, this is EVIL against Good. Anyone who has voted to keep Newt down in any way is satan's tool.

Like West or Palin.

I'm thinking West. I don't think Sarah wants DC at all!

64 posted on 04/15/2012 2:26:32 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Meh.


65 posted on 04/15/2012 2:36:38 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: savedbygrace
Fred Grandy Interviews Newt Gingrich [Secure Freedom Radio] "Presidential candidate and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich shares his foreign policy strategy for Middle East. Gingrich touches on every country of the region from Iran to Saudi Arabia to Turkey and finally Afghanistan and speaks about the policies that would be implemented in a Gingrich Presidency."
66 posted on 04/15/2012 2:38:19 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
April 10, 2012: “On Monday, Herman Cain was offering Mitt Romney advice on who to pick as a running mate. On Tuesday, Cain ..snip..called on the GOP to get behind Mitt Romney.”

Well, I was never on the Cain Train, The Bachmann-Tourette's Overdrive Team, so I can say blcccchh to both of them.

67 posted on 04/15/2012 2:43:22 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: TonyInOhio
What will FReepers do if, er, when Newt endorses Romney. I seem to remember Santorum getting raked over the coals here when he basically said a vote for Romney was as bad as voting for Obama. Of course had Newt said it he would have been praised to the hilt. The cult like adoration of Newt around here is kinda scary. It's almost like he replaced Palin as the chosen one and if you don't worship at the shrine of Newt your obviously a RINO Romney supporter. Yet if you go back 6-9 months that certainly wasnt the case.

Incidentally, I blame Palin for giving us Romney. Had she run she would have locked up the conservative vote (Bachmann and Perry if not pthers probably wouldn't have run) and would have given Romney a run for his money. In fact she'd probably be our nominee right now.

68 posted on 04/15/2012 2:59:52 PM PDT by Rogifan (Anybody but Obama)
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To: KSanders
Palin: (9:23-9:37 ) “I am convinced that governor Romney, if he is our nominee and if he is elected president, he will know to surround himself with those that will inherently know to go right, to err on the side of smaller, smarter government and that gives me a lot of confidence.”

Wow she used the words confidence and Romney in the same sentence! Palin must be the biggest RINO/CINO of all. /s

69 posted on 04/15/2012 3:00:05 PM PDT by Rogifan (Anybody but Obama)
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To: presently no screen name

Congressmen just as conservative as Michele Bachmann have already endorsed or come very close to endorsing Romney (Ryan, Rubio, DeMint). Heck even Gingrich said if Romney gets the nomination he’ll support him. Why all the hate for Bachmann? The goal is getting rid of Obama - the biggest disaster we’ve ever had as president.


70 posted on 04/15/2012 3:00:23 PM PDT by Rogifan (Anybody but Obama)
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To: Rogifan
Wow she used the words confidence and Romney in the same sentence! Palin must be the biggest RINO/CINO of all. /s

The day Palin gives her official endorsement of Romney (and she will) this place is gonna have a meltdown.

71 posted on 04/15/2012 3:05:00 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: presently no screen name

Lay of the sauce, homie


72 posted on 04/15/2012 3:15:14 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: butterdezillion

It’s already too late, and yes, you folks let it happen by refusing to support Santorum when he had a chance to beat Romney.

I’m not supporting Gingrich since he’s done nothing but help Romney this entire primary.


73 posted on 04/15/2012 3:22:44 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney is like a disease that is devouring ever conservative and conservative principle in his path. He truly is a one man GOP wrecking machine.


74 posted on 04/15/2012 3:28:29 PM PDT by central_va ( I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Rogifan
IMO Romney will get the nomination. So no matter who you supported, it’s time for all of us to coalesce behind the candidate that will receive the nomination. You may not like Romney but what will the choice be? Romney or Obama??

If you say you are not going to vote, then the Community Organizer in Chief will be reelected where he will continue to destroy this wonderful country. Do you want this to happen???

I am a member of the local Republican Party and what we see is more independents and liberals that are dissatisfied with Obama. Whether you like it or not we NEED these people to defeat Obama.

75 posted on 04/15/2012 3:28:59 PM PDT by bigships (Don't need NObama to save my soul)
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To: JCBreckenridge
I’m not supporting Gingrich since he’s done nothing but help Romney this entire primary.

Last time checked Mittens still didn't have enough delegates to be the nominee. Last time I checked Santorum quit.

Now I didn't much like little ricky because he's a phony and I suspect a closet fudge packer, but I was willing to hold my nose and vote for him if he became the nominee. Instead he quit. The little sweater vest wearing pansy quit.

And Newt is all that is left. Obamney only has half the delegates he needs. The battle isn't over. Not by a long shot.

BTW, ricky did nothing but help Mittens this entire primary.

76 posted on 04/15/2012 3:30:44 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (Sofa King Mitt Odd Did Obamneycare)
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To: Sirius Lee

Newsflash, calling Santorum a ‘closet fudge packer’, isn’t going to get me to vote for Newt. Quite the opposite.

What’s Newt’s plan to deny Romney the nomination? He’s a distant 4th in PA, and that’s his best shot of winning any states in the next batch.


77 posted on 04/15/2012 3:36:09 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

This is why they keep giving us RINO’s.

They will keep going farther and farther left until conservatives stop supporting them.


78 posted on 04/15/2012 4:12:28 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: JCBreckenridge

JC, that’s exactly the claim that the Gingrich people have leveled against Santorum.

I’ve been agnostic between Gingrich and Santorum, just hoping that one or the other would catch on to a level where they could run with it. At one point I suggested that they meet together and let God decide which would be the Pres and which the VP candidate, by casting lots and seeing if there would be a clear, unanimous indication. That didn’t happen; instead both candidates dug in.

Right now we don’t have the luxury of scorched earth. The most important things that Santorum stood for are the same things that Gingrich stands for. Either we let the conservative who’s left carry the torch, or the torch will be dropped and Romney will do what he wants.

It’s been a long hard haul with lots of agents provocateur, lots of circular firing squads, and raw emotions because everything we love is on the line.

We need to hold onto those things we love, though, and let them unite us. There is still time to unite behind Constitutional governance and protection from the communist and Islamist enemies who want to destroy this country. That’s what both Santorum and Gingrich stood for, that Romney just doesn’t seem to “get”.


79 posted on 04/15/2012 4:19:33 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: butterdezillion

Indeed, but Gingrich has never led Santorum in states. The Gingrich folks believe that Santorum should have dropped out despite the fact that Santorum was a much better candidate and was much stronger vs Romney than Gingrich.

The opportunity where Gingrich could have made a constructive contribution to the race, by endorsing Santorum has passed. That time was back in February.

Now, the race has proceeded far enough that Romney isn’t going to be stopped.

Even if Gingrich were to win all of the remaining red states on the ballot, it still wouldn’t be enough. He’s just too far behind.


80 posted on 04/15/2012 4:47:44 PM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I’ve been telling Republican conservatives that their party was almost completely bereft of of principled leaders for several years.

I try to be patient with those who just can’t see it, I really do.

But if folks can’t see it now, they’re willfully blind.


81 posted on 04/15/2012 4:55:14 PM PDT by EternalVigilance ('Throw all the bums out.' It's not a slogan. It's the survival of the republic.)
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To: presently no screen name; Gator113; Cincinatus' Wife
Bachmann had many veterans seeing "RED" http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/01/28/even-vfw-opposes-tea-partier-michele-bachmanns-proposed-4-5-billion-va-cuts/

“I want her to look those disabled veterans in the eye and tell them their service and sacrifice is too expensive for the nation to bear,” says angry veteran

Update: Veterans for Common Sense executive director Paul Sullivan, said “cutting veterans’ health care spending is an ill-advised move at a time when the number of veterans continues to grow as troops return from Iraq and Afghanistan. … It is really astonishing to see this.” WASHINGTON (January 28, 2011) — America’s oldest and largest major combat veterans’ organization announced it will do everything within its power to defeat a plan introduced by Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) to cut $4.5 billion from the Department of Veterans Affairs. “No way, no how, will we let this proposal get any traction in Congress,” said Richard L. Eubank, the national commander of the 2.1 million-member Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. and its Auxiliaries. On her website, the three-term congresswoman lists more than $400 billion in suggestions to cut federal spending. The VA suggestion would cap increases to VA healthcare spending, and reduce disability compensation to account for Social Security Disability Insurance payments — in other words, an offset. She says her plan is intended to generate discussion.

82 posted on 04/15/2012 5:18:02 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All
ONE AND TWO AND THREE..BARF
83 posted on 04/15/2012 5:26:53 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: Rogifan

You are one clueless dude. Nothing more needs to be said.
You are responsible - you allowed yourself to be deceived by lies. Every attack against NEWT is/was brought on by the lying spirit - the same spirit that is within mitt and barry. Don’t EVER point the finger at another!


84 posted on 04/15/2012 5:27:53 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I want to unite our party

FUMB, there is NO party - You already did your damaged - you lying b*^ch, mitt's whore.

85 posted on 04/15/2012 5:32:05 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: JCBreckenridge
"It’s already too late, and yes, you folks let it happen by refusing
to support Santorum when he had a chance to beat Romney.
I’m not supporting Gingrich since he’s done nothing but help Romney
this entire primary."


86 posted on 04/15/2012 5:51:35 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Cain has endorsed Romney

Not surprised but when did that happen? He was another one like MB who didn't touch mitt during the debates. He was an easy target because he is/was politically hungry. Those are the types that are useable for Mitt and his agenda.

I asked because earlier he endorsed Newt and I was surprised because of his lack of action during the debates showed he was in Mitt's pocket. I'll never forgive him for what he did to Perry - accused his campaign - of the smear job when Cain first scandal came to light. I couldn't believe it - that's Mitt's mo - but working for Mitt - he had to attack Perry according to script. Everyone was saying it was the media because that when Cain's number was high (too high for Mitt's liking). I laughed at that - they refused to believe he was in Mitt's pocket and the media had nothing to do with it - it was mitt but Perry got the blame.

87 posted on 04/15/2012 5:53:42 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: musicman
"It’s already too late, and yes, you folks let it happen by refusing to support Santorum when he had a chance to beat Romney. I’m not supporting Gingrich since he’s done nothing but help Romney this entire primary."

But all Santorum wanted was to help the anti-business unions.
Anybody who is against Right to Work is anti-business and pro-union. America does not need another anti-business candidate. We already have an anti-business president.
88 posted on 04/15/2012 6:00:59 PM PDT by John D
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

I guess bachmann is a rino too now.

Just like everyone else who will endorse her that we’ve declared conservatives in the past. If newt endorses romney I see a lot of people’s heads here exploding.


89 posted on 04/15/2012 6:04:24 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: John D

I agree!!


90 posted on 04/15/2012 6:07:36 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: JCBreckenridge

My understanding was that the polling was saying that if Gingrich had left the race his supporters would not necessarily have gone to Santorum, and vice versa. So Gingrich’s strategy was to stay in the race to keep Romney from getting enough delegates to win in the first round of voting and force a brokered convention.

And I think that’s still the only strategy we have left available to us - and that it could be effective in getting Romney out. Especially if the GOPe is forced to obey the law regarding proportionate delegates and is kept from pulling the kind of shenanigans they did in Iowa, Maine, and Missouri.

At this point we can’t afford to be sniping at our allies, because we are engaged in a life-and-death war. Friendly fire is not an option, and surrender is not an option.


91 posted on 04/15/2012 7:37:13 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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To: Ulysse

I had to look up obsequious, but yes that fits :)


92 posted on 04/15/2012 8:29:26 PM PDT by Friendofgeorge (SARAH PALIN 2012 OR FLIPPIN BUST)
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To: butterdezillion
The only candidates left with their souls intact seem to be Gingrich and Perry

Actually they are the only two. The others sold out BEfORE the debates to help mitt in the debates. If MB used her wrath that she used against Perry on mitt, he'd be out. She NEVER attack Mitt.

93 posted on 04/15/2012 9:05:58 PM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Secret Agent Man
I don't see that many heads will explode.

Newt has already said he would work and support Myth if he were the nominee.

BUT...he hasn't thrown in the towel yet.

No doubt I am a cynic..but the world of politics isn't particularly principled in the long run.

94 posted on 04/15/2012 10:16:54 PM PDT by berdie
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To: berdie

Which is why I don’t see the point of people arguing for any one politician to the point we start treating each other the way the liberals do. Especially when the people we are getting all torqued up about will go and support the other guy that if us little peons would say we’d support, it’s okay for them to, but average citizens are traitors. And I am saying this not as a Romney guy. I just don’t like hypocrisy on anything. Double and triple hypocrisy being that much worse.


95 posted on 04/15/2012 10:42:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
I said it before and I'll say it again.

"she was nothing more than an opening act.. and not a strong one".

She's also somewhat of a "flake".

96 posted on 04/15/2012 11:01:06 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Drew68

If she does, you’re right, it’s going to get world class interesting real fast. I supported Palin for 4 years and admired her long before that. I’m interested to see if she will endorse him. I think there is a good chance she won’t.


97 posted on 04/16/2012 7:08:45 AM PDT by mojitojoe (American by birth. Southern by the grace of God. Conservative by reason and logic.)
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To: butterdezillion

If the Gingrich supporters really wanted to force a brokered convention, they would have gotten behind Santorum.

Simple as that. Their strategy here was to take up as many conservatives as they could and prevent them from consolidating to a candidate that could defeat Romney, and throw critical states to Romney.

And that’s exactly what they accomplished.

Newt has only defeated Romney in 2 states, GA and SC, that’s it. States that he might have a chance on the ballot are AR, TX, KY, WV, and NC. That’s 5 states. Even if he wins all the delegates in all 5 states, that still doesn’t get the combined total of Gingrich/Santorum/Paul to stop Romney.

And it’s a big if that he will top Romney in any of those 5 states, given his showing elsewhere.


98 posted on 04/16/2012 11:16:48 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: musicman

Enjoy 4 more years of Obama.


99 posted on 04/16/2012 11:18:54 AM PDT by JCBreckenridge
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To: JCBreckenridge

I wondered about that too at the time, but the polling data was saying that if Gingrich had pulled out his supporters would not necessarily have gone to Santorum. If they went to Mitt instead, then Mitt would have gained votes that would otherwise have gone to Newt.

There are people who just don’t like Santorum.

There are people who just don’t like Newt.

Partly because of the cult of personalities. Partly because of bad blood between the supporters of each guy. Partly because of the personal histories/stands of each candidate.

If any of those things weighs more than principle in the minds of voters, we’ll be stuck with Romney. Because of the priorities of the voters.


100 posted on 04/16/2012 4:21:32 PM PDT by butterdezillion
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