Skip to comments.Romney gaining conservatives' support, if not their hearts
Posted on 04/22/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by Innovative
Mitt Romney was not his first choice for president, but conservative political activist Scott Magill has come to accept that Romney is now his only choice. So Magill is looking for reasons to get jazzed about the candidate he once dismissed.
His list so far: Romney is a Republican who would sign into law legislation passed by a GOP-led House. Romney has started to hit the right talking points. If elected, Romney would have to listen to the conservative base - or risk its wrath at reelection time.
Also, and perhaps most important, Romney is not Barack Obama.
The conservative base appears to be warming to Romney, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted after Santorum's exit, which found that about 80 percent of conservative Republicans hold favorable views of Romney - a record percentage for the candidate.
Santorum's withdrawal from the field has opened the door for many groups that had been uncomfortable with his candidacy to embrace Romney, including the National Right to Life; the Susan B. Anthony List; National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
Ok...I thought we had been through this before. Citing things like Romney’s website, the Washington Compost, and Bill Maher’s girlfriend and current Romney pimp...aren’t really helping your cause.
It’s ok if you support gun control, global warming, socialized healthcare, gay marriage, etc and you want to vote for Romney. Knock yourself out. Just don’t try to tell me he is a conservative and that I should vote for him.
Go do some Romney cheer leading on his site. You can brag about being an Econ minor and a “severe conservative”. They will love you over there.
Oh, PLEASE! The GOP does NOTHING conservative when they get into power. They only fight when they’re out of power.
Read post 102 from the owner of the site.
I had not read that, but I did have a call from the RNC on Thursday. I told them I would support our local and state conservative candidates, but that I would not give a dime to the RNC for fear that it might be used to support Romney.
The funny thing is that the caller said he agreed with me and he was very unhappy as well.
“I think that conservatives are resentful of the fact that the Republican Party has, yet again, foisted a non-starter upon us. Romney is what he is. Edifying him as the ideal is equivalent to putting lipstick on a pig. “
Romney says whatever his advisers tell him to say. He does not have a core value. In Puerto Rico, he changed his position on the English as first language to get votes. In Wisconsin, he used his fathers’ closure of a company in Michigan (won’t win Michigan in the fall) and opened in Wisconsin. In Alabama, he commented about grits. In Mississippi, he told them saying they are the best role model for the federal government. He said at CPAC that he is “severely conservative”, when in 2002 he was describing himself as a “moderate reformer with progressive views”...
Nice summary. Someone should put together a chart with the issues and a date of when Romney was for something and then another column of when he was against it.
“Listen, troll... stop pimping Socialist Willard on this website. Ya dig ?”
I love the behind the anonymity of the internet courage punk but, in reality...you would not even try...so why play tough with me?
“Also, and perhaps most important, Romney is not Barack Obama.”
He is only Obama-lite.
Romney is Obama’s dream nominee. This short video will give the GOP a flavor of how a debate might play out.
Massachusetts Moderate Mitt Romney will say anything to get elected.
(”I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...”)
So did you make a special exception for tyranny in the form of mandates and socialized medicine? Ha ha
“(I Have Sworn Upon the Altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny...)
So did you make a special exception for tyranny in the form of mandates and socialized medicine? Ha ha”
That oath does not preclude winning...I know how to and enjoy winning...I don’t think you are capable of looking past the first layer of things to understand that...which is why you do not see the wisdom in defeating the democrats. But truthfully, that is your problem, not mine.
“So did you make a special exception for tyranny in the form of mandates and socialized medicine? Ha ha
“That oath does not preclude winning...I know how to and enjoy winning...I dont think you are capable of looking past the first layer of things to understand that...which is why you do not see the wisdom in defeating the democrats. But truthfully, that is your problem, not mine.”
Ok...so you are ok with mandates and other forms of tyranny as long as its an R behind it. Ha ha ha
I see wisdom in empowering conservatives....regardless of party affiliation.
For which Romney are you’ll vote, I’m wondering.
Wanna bet, jackass ? I got bits of you vile little Slick Willardbots in my stool.
Wpin loves tyranny. Go look at his posts last year supporting the “Arab Spring” abomination. A pro-Mohammadan terrorist supporter of Socialist Willard. Amazing...
“Someone should put together a chart with the issues and a date of when Romney was for something and then another column of when he was against it.”
MITT ROMNEY FLIP-FLOPS:
‘It was not my desire to go off and serve in Vietnam.’
‘I longed in many respects to actually be in Vietnam and be representing our country there.’
‘I think the minimum wage ought to keep pace with inflation.’
‘There’s no question raising the minimum wage excessively causes a loss of jobs.’
‘Roe v. Wade has gone too far.’
‘I believe that since Roe v. Wade has been the law for 20 years, we should sustain and support it.’
‘I’ve been a hunter pretty much all my life.’
‘I’m not a big game hunter... I’ve always been a rodent and rabbit hunter. Small varmints, if you will.’
‘I respect and will protect a woman’s right to choose.’
‘I never really called myself pro-choice.’
‘I was an independent during Reagan-Bush era. I’m not trying to return to Reagan-Bush.’
‘Ronald Reagan is... my hero.’
‘I will work and fight for stem cell research.’
‘In the end, I became persuaded that the stem-cell debate was grounded in a false premise.’
‘I saw my father march with Martin Luther King.’
‘I did not see it with my own eyes.’
‘This is a completely airtight kennel mounted on the top of our car.’
‘They’re not happy that my dog loves fresh air.’
14 Bald-Faced Mitt Romney Flip-Flops That Were Dug Up By John McCain:
TOP ROMNEY TURNAROUNDS:
A couple of ideas that may spark your history lessons:
1.) Throw in a little physics: Newton has a law “For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.”
2.) After 80 years, the opposite reaction of the Market system is finally strong enough in America to attempt to defeat Capitalism: State-Control vs Market Control.
3.) Remember the essays on radio, (your grandparents might remember), entitled: “ What America means to me?” These were written by grade school children. Have your classes do the same.
For High School children have 3 speeches/student: student, parents, grandparents. Recited by student, but written by each generation. Winner gets to lead the marching band onto the football field at halftime for the crowning of the Homecoming King and Queen. (I get all choked up just thinking about it!)
F that s.
‘Preciate the ideas!
You know I hear that argument all the time and I think it is total nonsense. First, I don't believe that Romney will be that much better: he will nominate liberal justices, engage in class warfare, continue to run up the national debt, support big government policies, tinker around the edges with entitlements, etc. Second, we will still have divided government, which will limit the damage that a second Obama term can do. Third, if you want to blame someone if Obama wins in November, try blaming the morons who voted for a weak RINO to be the nominee yet again.
Anyone living in reality can see that well have either Obama or Romney as president for the next four years.
No doubt, so what is your point? That I am now obligated to vote for that pandering phony because he has an "R" next to his name? I think Romney is an embarrassment, a pandering boob who will do or say anything if only to be the president. If that is the man that you want to be your leader, then you should vote for him. I won't.
As I said in a previous post: if you ONLY have a choice between hamburger and chicken, are you going to hold out and starve to death, because you will refuse to eat anything but filet mignon?
Chicken and hamburger? Is that what you call that pink slime? Just because the Republicans chose to serve up the some garbage doesn't mean I have to eat it.
As I have said before, given the choice between Romney and Obama I will choose none of the above.