Skip to comments.Conservatives and Romney work at working together
Posted on 06/09/2012 11:40:10 AM PDT by Innovative
Conservatives at the core of the Republican Party are coalescing behind likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney faster than expected...
"I'm going (to support him) because it's my responsibility and, frankly, almost anything is going to be better than Obama," said Steve Troxel, chairman of the Lynchburg Republican Party in swing-state Virginia.
"The emerging consensus among conservatives is that the Republican House will lead the conservative charge and Romney will be in the White House to sign bills, rather than advance his own agenda," said Republican consultant Matt Mackowiak, who supported Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the primary. "Conservatives don't universally claim Romney as one of their own, but they appear to have united behind him, perhaps reluctantly, but without question."
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not so much
Romney will be in the White House to sign bills, rather than advance his own agenda,”
Well good luck with that wish...
But they keep telling us otherwise. LOL
Most prominent conservatives stated they support Romney. It has been in the news. You can stick your head in the sand, but reality is as above.
The article you posted is excellent. Hope others will click on your link in post 6 and read it.
Most prominent conservatives don’t do my thinking for me.
Obviously, you just do as you’re told.
Know any good jokes about the democrat plantation, slave?
“The big Romneybots around here talk about pushing Romney...anyone who says Romney will be pushed to the right is either a moron or a liar.”
On the other hand, the Obamabots around here trying to persuade conservatives to stay home or vote third party to help Obama win, are soooooooo intelligent... (/sarc)
We put the RINO in-keep his feet to the fire and then have Sarah Palin primary his ass out in 2016.
Dat’s de plan!
Four more years of Obama would be a disaster America may never recover from.
There's only one person with a realistic chance of denying Barack Obama four more years and that, for better or worse, is Mitt Romney. Any rational conservative has no choice but to hope he wins.
Virgil Goode has much more political experience than Mitt Romney, Gary Johnson, and Barack Obama, combined, but Virgil is running for ‘12 POTUS as a member of the Constitution Party, so Virgil’s total political credibility is moot! Politics is so strange.
Works for me.
“For the good of the economy, the good of our defense and to keep more whacked-out liberals from holding lifetime appointments on the bench, we need Romney no matter how much we disagree with his social and religious views.
Four more years of Obama would be a disaster America may never recover from.
There’s only one person with a realistic chance of denying Barack Obama four more years and that, for better or worse, is Mitt Romney. Any rational conservative has no choice but to hope he wins.”
Well said! I would add that we better do more than “hope” — at the very least we all need to get out and VOTE for Romney, as the only way to deny Obama a second term.
I am trying to do what I can.
Romney and his gay mafia are not going to do what you want ~
Rand Paul supported his father-guess he’s just another nut like John Stossel, Neal Boortz and Jason Lewis...;)
‘Rand Paul is supporting Romney. Guess he’s just another RINO, like Gingrich, Perry, Bachmann, Palin, Cain...”
Naturally! ;) “True conservatives” want to give Obama a second term. Anyone who doesn’t want Obama to have a second term, is not a “true conservative”. That’s the definition for some...
Now I know that's going to be difficult, but this man has secrets.......
There’s plenty of “conservative” astroturf out there that calls itself “Tea Party” like National Tea Party Alert.com
that sent me their Romney promo this week.
The RINO’s know how to fool people and suck them in.
Sarah Palin hasn’t, officially, endorsed Mitt Romney, yet. Or, did I miss something?
“I would add that we better do more than hope at the very least we all need to get out and...”
Campaign for the most conservative, Tea-Partying folks in every race - federal, state & local.
And we need to start groups like this in every state:
I’d be happy to have the states BUY back the land to reduce the federal debt. But if we can even force the federal government to simply release it, there are umpteen federal agencies that would no longer be needed & Romney, being a reasonable human (I hope) would shut them down.
I know... But I can dream. :-)
I’m just sick of watching so called conservatives telling each other fairy tales in an attempt to build support. Lord Mittless won’t be pushed to the right and there will be no GOP challenge in 2016.
His supporters are spending as much time trying to drag us left as they are promising that Romney will be dragged right.
The people selling out to the Mittbots are totally delusional.
It's possible the Democrats will pick up on the Crist story and begin bing bonging that stuff off Mitt's closest staff people ~ mess him up going into the convention ~ make him look like a deluded idiot as he tries to find new staffers to tell him what he's supposed to say and do.
There is a point at which Mitt can be made to seem inadequate enough that the Democrats will actually get their own peeps out to vote. I was kind of hoping they'd just stay home, but this is the Foley/Craig gambit coming their way and I don't see old pervs like Axelrod letting that go past without a nibble of some kind.
Our local tea party group was approached with promises of power in the early spring. All we had to do was encourage Bachmann, Paul, and Cain to leave the race. I can’t say the guy was a Romney surrogate but he was no tea partier. We’re small town and rural people and we have our own individual thoughts and someone among us supported virtually every candidate.
I do know that any support Romney had among our tea party group had, crashed when the rules were changed in our state to save Mitt from the indignity of a tie. Right and wrong are important to us ignern’t hillbillies.
In that case, I will support Virgil Goode for POTUS, and GOP conservatives down ticket.
Romney will fight the conservatives in Congress tooth and nail, and, unlike with Obama, they will be powerless to fight back, because the leader of the Republican Party can’t be fought by the same party. His Obama like bills will become law.
History, including recent history with the Bushes, shows us the future.
How do you think we got the EPA (Nixon), and ADA (GWHB), just to name two of hundreds of bills extremely destructive to Americans?
With Romney as President, we are in for of the same.
He signed up in 2009. You can imagine which campaign he has been working for.
That is the kool-aide they have been trying to get everyone to sip on.
As I"ve explained numerous times the American electorate is always pretty much balanced 50/50 around two poles, or modes in a bi-modal saddle. It's not 35/65 nor even 45/45 ~ it's really really really close to 50/50. That's why a movement by a minority group of some kind (racial, economic, age, social, linguistic, geographic) can tip the scale and give the victory almost unexpectedly to a different person than most pundits and experts thought possible.
Irrespective of the polling, imagine who is going to show up to vote in November. There will be a minimum of 130 million voters ~ that's 65 million to each side with a few here and there to the very small body of "independents' who in habit the 'fringe' between the two modes. (Note, Obama received more Democrat votes than anyone in history. George Bush received more Republican votes than anyone in history. All other Democrats and Republicans received fewer votes).
I have have no doubt Obama has upset a lot of his most avid fans. If they don't show up he could receive as few as 59 million (like Kerry who received the second highest total of votes). That'd put him about 3 million behind George Bush' 62 million. But that'd be a loss of as many as 9 million voters from what happened in 2008!
That's roughly a 15% switch ~ which would be absolutely incredible in anyone's book. Romney, or whoever, would eek out something less than a landslide even with that amount of defection from the Democrats.
The problem here is that with a squeaker like that there won't be any coat-tails for down ticket candidates.
A loss of 3 million Conservative voters would erase the difference between the two candidates ~ and entail about 5% loss of total Republican votes.
In a really tight race where Obama is pulling 60 million and Romney 60 million, it's a toss-up!
Romney's advisors have to look at the possibility that even with 100% of the unqualified Republican vote, and massive defections to non-voting status by 9 or even 10 million Democrat (that is, 2008 Obama) voters, their boy can still lose with a minor blip in Republican voting patterns and they could find themselves both losing the election AND losing control of the House and certainly of the Senate.
The way I see it Romney has to fire all his professional staff now and hire on people with no affiliation with party RINOs. Then, he has to purge the gay blades ~ the public holds us accountable for those guys even if they don't care about the Democrats.
He must also sign on to a Manifesto of Objectives agreed to by Conservative and TEA Party personalities throughout the party as well as the blogosphere (however that might be done ~ JR can figure it out).
Short of that, Romney cannot attract the Conservative base and will probably lose the race in an election where there are MASSIVE Democrat defections.
“If Romney win’s, at worst we’ll have to endure eight years of him before he hands the executive office back to the democrats. At best, we’ll only have to endure him for four years before the democrats take control once again.”
So it’s “best” to have the democrats in control as soon as possible?
Better yet, just leave hussein in place then, yes?
I truly do understand the principle behind a conservative who cannot vote for Romney. I was one.....who has now changed my mind. But to have ANY conservative wishing and hoping for democrat control is just beyond any sense whatsoever.
Absolutely. There’s a simple test. If I see Romney on the TV screen, I turn it up because I don’t mind looking at him and I want to hear what he has to say, which, by the way, I usually like.
If I see Obama on the TV screen, I change the channel quickly.
Even now his more rabid supporters are looking around for scapegoats to blame for that defeat. They've latched onto regular Conservatives.
With or without support we can't win with Romney and we need someone else.
Remember, 2008, Obama got 69 million. McCain got 59 million.
Obama has to lose 15% of his 2008 voters to end up with as many votes as our best vote getter ever got!
A realistic appraisal is that it is very unlikely that even Obama is going to suffer a 15% loss of Democrat voters, and it's Democrats we are talking about ~ not people who discuss things rationally like we do.
Sarah Palin was kind of my idol. I was all for her run for presidency. Oh, the fights I got into with people who were cynical about her.
Gee whiz, if I could get that energy back I’d clean out the refrigerator.
I still like her but I’m not waiting for her endorsement on anybody. She endorsed Cruz for Texas Senate and I’m still voting Dewhurst.
In fact, she’s losing respect from me the longer she holds out against a Romney endorsement.
I have a hard time understanding people who want, or seem to want, Romney to lose.
It’s a simple equation. If Romney loses, Obama wins.
Who among us could possibly want that?
Yet some seem to.
Time to choose.
Sarah Palin hasnt, officially, endorsed Mitt Romney, yet.
Not officially not yet but here’s her words from back in Oct.
Asked if she will support the GOP nominee, Palin told
Levin: I have confidence in that. I look forward to
supporting our nominee. The right candidate will be
elevated that will be our nominee. Well be able to get
behind that person and make sure that Barack Obama is
Comments after the AK caucus in March where she voted
Palin also said in the interview that while she will
support Romney if he is the nominee, “To be brutally
honest...he’s not garnering a lot of that enthusiasm right
now” because Republicans are worried he is only winning
because he has more money than his rivals.
Romney actually has a far better chance of winning than the two hopefuls who were left standing, or sort of standing, at the end of the primaries.
Both Santorum and Gingrich would have been far easier to beat than romney.
Romney is not a liberal. I wish people would not insist that he is.
He’s perhaps not a total tea party type but everything he has said and done since I’ve been paying attention to him has been satisfactory to me.
You can call the sky red all you want to, but it’s still blue.
No thinking conservative COULD support Milt Romney.
ROMNEY INVENTED ROMNEYCARE/OBAMACARE and DEATH PANELS.
ROMNEY INCREASES TAXES and is for TARP and SHARIA.
Not on Earth.
“The emerging consensus among conservatives is that the Republican House will lead the conservative charge and Romney will be in the White House to sign bills, rather than advance his own agenda”
Let us pray! At least that muzzie lovin commie and his merry band of troublemakers will be gone.