Skip to comments.Palin Endorses Mourdock, KOís GOP Establishment Groupís Plans in Indiana
Posted on 04/28/2012 10:43:17 PM PDT by tennmountainman
At 2:51 p.m. eastern time on Friday, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who many in the Republican establishment try to dismiss as being irrelevant, endorsed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock on her Facebook page over establishment Republican incumbent Richard Lugar. Four hours later, at 6:36 p.m. eastern time, Politico ran a story about how the American Action Network, previously described as the establishment cavalry, would be pulling out of the Indiana race.
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Correct, about the time Sarah endorsed Mourdock, mcpain was doing the same for lugar.
That had to help.
Just finished Nikki Haley’s book...Sarah helped her at just the right time...She can collect a lot of IOU,s in the future...as for Mittens his speech was good ..sounded like Reagan.problem is can you believe him.?????What choice do we have???? None
That for me, has always been the problem. I simply have never believed or trusted Romney. His words always ring hollow with me.
So can she legitimately/effectively campaign against Obama without actively endorsing Romney? I would imagine so, since she’s less likely than a candidate to have to answer a direct, “Do you support the candidate Mitt Romney for President of the United States?” question.
“The timeworn party loyalty talking points aren’t going to cut it this time around.”
My sentiments exactly - the time has come to sink the leaky rowboat, swim to shore and start to build a more reliable vessel. Continuing to bail with milquetoast candidates who won’t stand up for the fundamental tenets of the party and our nation is foolishness.
So, if it ends up as
Obama 29 million
Romney 28 Million
Virgil Goode 5 Million
you contend that those votes weren't helpful to Obama?
The least you can do is be honest - many oif us don't intend to vote Romney, but we also won't sabotage Romney to ensure Obama is elected. We also refrain from using "new math" to justify ourselves - our beliefs are justification enough. If you need to justify yourself, you need to reassess. I know Rick's surprise departure hurt you, but he's gone - live with it.
In a sane world, a McCain endorsement would be the kiss of death to any political campaign.
As opposed to what? Not voting at all? Romney is not entitled to any votes, he has to earn them if he wants to win. But it seems his only plan was to win the GOP primary, because he engaged in the kind of scorched-earth politics that makes reconciliation afterwards almost impossible.
The least you can do is be honest - many oif us don't intend to vote Romney, but we also won't sabotage Romney to ensure Obama is elected.
Yeah, we need to engage in the same party loyalty the GOP-E engaged in when their pet RINO Mike Castle lost in the GOP primary 2010 - not sandbag the winner. Oops, they did just that. So tell me again about honest?
We also refrain from using "new math" to justify ourselves
New math? Excuse me, I am not the person saying 1+0=2
- our beliefs are justification enough. If you need to justify yourself, you need to reassess. I know Rick's surprise departure hurt you, but he's gone - live with it.
Uh, dude, I was a Newt supporter. You really need to do a better job on your talking points.
I dunno, I would think it would be the other way around. The GOP-E managed to back, IMO, the one Republican who would have a hard time beating Obama, because Mitt takes so many choice campaign issues off the table, while offering nothing in the way of his own positives. He didn't win the GOP primary as much as he destroyed any alternative to him, and the voting patterns prove that out.
2012 will go into the record books, IMO, as the most unpalpable election in modern times - two very unpopular candidates in a race to be less unpopular than the other guy.
Personally? I have no problem with anyone who is going to vote for Romney, and I have no problem with Sarah endorsing him. Like I wrote, it does depend how she endorses him. If she comes out claiming he’s some great conservative, then I think she’d damage her own credibility. If, on the other hand, she said to vote Romney in order to defeat Obama, I think that’s something that most of us understand.
I hate threads where FReepers demonize each other either for planning to vote or not voting for Mitt. This isn’t about Mitt fooling us. I think both pro and con know what we’re getting. It’s about doing what’s best for our families, and I don’t think any of us have the right to criticize someone else for doing that.
Why can’t we just all agree to disagree on ABO and get on with other battles that are still being fought, like Mourdock’s?
And the nonsense continues, the GOP-E Young Guns jumped into this campaign with $100,000 of support for Lugar. If they were really serious about winning that seat in November, they should have stayed out of the primary and given that money to the primary winner to take on the Dems in November.
Which once again begs the question, who does the GOP-E see as their real enemy? The Dems? Or the Tea Party?
Their actions and their words sure make that answer clear to me.
A bird in hand is better than two in the bush and much better than one in the bush. What do I mean? I think the GOPe sees Senator Lugar as a sure thing. It’s better to have a sure thing, even one that may not get you everything you want, than to risk it all on a new guy. Some people are just like that. It’s like pouring more money into a bad investment. We FReepers are simply at the point of cutting our losses with Lugar and moving on. So what if he tosses a crumb our way every so often? It’s time to move on and maybe, just maybe, get someone better. We can be sure nothing is going to change with people like McPain, Lugar, and Gramnesty, etc. in DC.
This is true...but if we end up with a President who keeps a moist finger in the air, then it will be up to people like Sarah Palin and the Tea Party to ensure which way the wind is blowing.
I’d be amazed if Sarah used the term “conservative” to describe Romney. She’s far too savvy about all things Tea Party and conservative to make such a mistake.
It is fun watching Sarah whack RINOs in the head. Hopefully she’ll take a few more swings in the weeks ahead.
Much as I’d love to see her on the November ballot, Sarah can still advance the cause of conservatism quite nicely from the sidelines. This should be fun!
I agree. There just does not seem to be many Tea Party Candidates running against RINO’s this year.
Hopefully we can get Mourdock and Cruiz in. And Get Hatch out.
Whatever....the GOP-E has not earned my vote.
And I'm not sure who I am going to vote for. I'm just calling out the typical GOP-E bleating about not voting for their RINO. They showed what party loyalty means to them in 2010. Take it up with them.
If Palin had run, I don’t know who would have taken more shots at her - the Dems or the GOP-E. After all, the GOP-E RINOs have a lot more in common with their inside-the-Beltway Dem brethern than a renegade conservative such as Palin. Palin has the gall to call for limited government - and mean it.