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 ...
Not from me he doesn’t.
Evidently, he'd turn cartwheels.
And he’s still going to be pounded into dust by Obama because he’s only very marginally different than Obama.
If “reality” is that A-political’s accept Romney as a “Conservative”, because they are ignorant of what a “Conservative” is, then I s’pose so.
I cannot support, nor vote for, a man who instituted gay marriage, signed an assault weapons ban, and inaugurated the beginnings of socialized medicine in the state he governed.
Conservatives are not warming towards Romney.
Perhaps “conservative Republicans” are....they almost no different from “conservative” or blue dog Democrats.
LOL, face the wrath of conservatives at re-election? He’s already shown the world that we’re toothless. Why on earth would he “fear” us.
If I had a dollar for every time I heard or read that...
Of ALL the Republicans contenders they had to run, he was the only one who was guaranteed to loose to Ubama.
Which is the Point! The the GOP doesn't want the Responsibility to roll back the Supreme Soviet's Agenda. Ubama wants to raid your 401k, Roth IRA, and other savings, Boehner, McConnell and Romney are like "Meh, It is 5:00 yet? I gotta go Golfing with the Russian Ambassador and Tom Dashle"
The GOP wants to throw this election, they don't care about their own damn constituents. Its clear now, the Leftists have succeeded with number 15 of the Communist plan "Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States."
Romney WILL lose, and that is the plan.
Romney vs Obama - a choice of having your crap sandwich on white or wheat!
I know how you feel, it’s really sticking in my craw as well. about the only reason I have to vote for him is that he’s not obama
Is Milt truly conservative here? imposing RomneyCARE?
Who is Scott Magill?
“Wrapping themselves up in some delusional rational that Romney is not a conservative and that he is a liberal.”
When did supporting gun control, global warming, cap&trade, a class warfare tax system, implementing socialized healthcare, and appointing liberal/Democrat judges become conservative positions?
Peddle your Romneybot garbage elsewhere.
I’ll write in Newt if he doesn’t make the ballot......... I will not pull the lever for Romney/Obamma.
Amen. Never me. I won’t vote for the slug.
I'm not convinced he'll nominate judges any less Liberal than Urkel has.
Well, maybe SLIGHTLY less Liberal, but still.
We have the antidote against this snake's bites; The Tea Party.
We have to get as many Tea Partiers as possible elected to Congress to make his life as difficult as possible.
If he wins.
At this point, I don't even care that his toadies are going to blame us if he loses. This country is toast either way.
Reality is that no Tea Partier is going to bother going down to the polls to vote FOR a liberal in order to replace another liberal. They'll vote for Virgil Goode if they have to. And dems aren't going to vote AGAINST the current liberal in order to put in a liberal with an (R) after his name.
Any one of those three is a deal breaker as far as I’m concerned- and he’s done all three. That, for me, outweighs anything he or his supporters could say in his defense.
“Wrapping themselves up in some delusional rational that Romney is not a conservative”
If you have information -other than the above article from the ComPost- that the rest of us haven’t yet seen that supports this assertion...please post links accordingly.
Otherwise...IMHO...you’re as much a part of the problem
Many of us did not support Romney because of his record.
Many of us did not support either Newt or Rick because of their records.
Neither of these two could last the distance to win the nomination.
You can’t keep fighting the primaries into November.
I AM NOT a ‘ROMNEY SUPPORTER’. I AM AN ‘OBAMA OPPONENT’.
I WANT TO SEE OBAMA DEFEATED!!!
There is NO DIFFERENCE between obomba and romney and despite the leftist propaganda in the msm he's NOT garnering conservative support.
“Wrapping themselves up in some delusional rational that Romney is not a conservative...”
Are abortion, gun control, gay marriage and government mandated health insurance Conservative stances or not? Pretty simple question...
You can eat my share of that, have a double!
“if voters are given a choice between a real Democrat and a fake Democrat, they will choose the real Democrat every time.”
— author unknown
Based on your tag line, it is certainly your plan.
When faced with a hard choice, an adult will make the best choice, a spoiled brat will take his ball, scream no fair, and go home.
Realists know that another term for obama will be far more damaging to the United States of America, than we can withstand.
If you hate the things that mittens has or has not done, why help obama to get re-elected?
It amazes me how many obama supporters there are on Free Republic! Wrapping themselves up in some delusional rational that Romney is not a conservative and that he is a liberal. Sounds like the brainwashing of the democrat party is alive and well here!
I suspect Jim has less tolerance for Obama lovers than he does Mitt lovers like you.
Your the delusional one when it comes to Romney being conservative. I don’t care about his stump speeches. I care about his actions.
His actions show me he is slightly to the right of Obama but still on the LEFT side of the spectrum.
My choice for president comes down to two socialist liberals or a third party. I could always vote NOTA.
Simply because I won’t vote FOR Romney does not mean I am voting for Obama. While the out come may be an Obama win because people like me won’t sell out and vote for Romney you can NOT blame that on me. You can blame that on the GOP-e for selecting a candidate that does NOTHING for me.
Then you should have voted for Newt. Trying to make yourself feel better by trying to talk the rest of us into jumping on your bandwagon isn't going to fly. Newt supporters voted for and will vote for him primarily because of his "record". The fact that you don't like his record says a lot about who you are and why you're supporting the rino romney.
Yes, the Republicans have sold their soul's to become members of the Apparatchik Class. Government is an easy way to get rich, sponge off the people, and never have any blame or responsibility for it.
Well.....at least until they bring about their Lexington or Fort Sumter moment and we are forced to do something about it.
The Man admitted he didn’t vote for Reagan, either time. WTH?
Nice chart. Thanks for posting this. Newt’s the last remaining Conservative Jedi in this battle for our very Republic.
An open field for '16 is a better scenario than RINO/Socialist lock for the rest of my life.
I think we need to concentrate on our state governments a lot more. They are the key to resistance.
Obama is my enemy.
Elections are ALWAYS about defeating the worst candidate, since nobody is perfect.
Thank you.. JimRob did all the work, I just prettied it up for him ;)
Post this anywhere you can.. print it up into pamphlets and/or posters.. get the word out ;)
Try reading what the man stands for...that may help.
Help prove Romney is full of it. I judge a man by his action. Not his sales pitch.
I won't vote for a Liberal just because he has an "R" next to his name. Being a Republican doesn't magically make you less Socialist. They are both Leftists. I will not vote for that!
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost, while an appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last, i.e. Romney turning (whats left) of the GOP into a Center-Left party.
Conservatives don’t do what Willard did. It doesn’t matter what State or state of mind. You may call yourself whatever you wish! Saying it doesn’t make it so!
“I understand that it is difficult for someone like you to understand that he was governor of a very liberal state and as their governor had to govern in a more liberal way than you or I would have liked, but he is a conservative in my humble opinion”
Just so much snake oil there. Gun control, gay marriage and Romneycare- none of those are remotely conservative actions, whether you are in Massachusetts or on the moon. The man is the sum of his actions, not his words- and the lame excuse that he did these out of political expediency makes it that much worse- it indicates a man who holds no principles sacred, who like Obama is unworthy of the Presidency. If he would sell out enough to take these actions, the question is only that of how far left will he go, not if.
“Try reading what the man stands for...that may help.”
Romney has proven that he will say/do anything to get elected. Rather than blindly listening to his talking points, judge him by his record.
So you have a minor in Econ and have worked in campaigns for forty years...so what? Does that make you uniquely qualified to judge a candidate’s “severely conservative” credentials? I’d say there are more than a few Democrats with your same “qualifications”. Ha ha ha
By the way, I’m pretty sure linking to that socialist POS’s website will get you zotted fast.
Peddle your garbage on DU. The readers there line up with your candidate better than anyone on FR.
The Local level of Government, Citizens gathering together to Govern their communities.
Now we have a Democratic Kleptocracy with no regard to the fabric of this nation and who slowly (now its quickly) driving it towards collapse and civil unrest/war. Damn them!