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With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy
Boston Herald ^ | February 2, 2013 | Joe Battenfeld, Hillary Chabot

Posted on 02/02/2013 4:59:15 AM PST by Diogenesis

With Brown out, GOP mulls Romney energy
(He's back; Mr. RomneyCARE and family for MA Senate))

"Massachusetts Republicans are desperately scrambling to find
a strong Senate candidate to replace Scott Brown,
with some even trying to persuade Mitt Romney’s wife or son
to jump into the race to avert another electoral disaster.

... Other GOP leaders also raised the prospect of Mitt’s eldest son, Tagg,
launching a surprise Senate campaign.
Tagg Romney was a close campaign adviser
and surrogate for his father and is a successful businessman living in Belmont."


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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: ma2013; rinoromneyagain; rinosinheat; romney; romneycare4ever
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I will ALWAYS prefer a liberal Republican to a liberal Democrat

Liberal is liberal. Doesn't matter the party. You can keep your liberals, of either party.

You aren't a conservative.

/johnny

101 posted on 02/02/2013 6:46:30 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: palmer

Because we never faced hard hitting Marxists like Pelosi,Reid,Axlelrod,Jarrett and Obama before. This is not the time for ideological litmus tests. This is ti.e to cobble up an army that can win. You fight with the army you have.


102 posted on 02/02/2013 6:47:34 AM PST by Blackirish (Forward Comrades!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

What if there are Democrats who are more conservative
than RINOs.

Which would YOU support.


103 posted on 02/02/2013 6:47:51 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: bert

Only in the minds of cainbots.


104 posted on 02/02/2013 6:48:11 AM PST by X-spurt (Republic of Texas, Come and Take It!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
We don’t even know who are our enemies.

I certainly know. Liberals of ANY party are my enemy. As is anyone that advocates voting for a liberal of ANY party.

/johnny

105 posted on 02/02/2013 6:48:49 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: CAluvdubya

Would you vote for a person you consider to be a RINO or a Democrat? That’s what I’m trying to point out. It’s not always possible to have the best candidates we’d like so sometimes, in order to get rid of Democrats, we’re going to have to use the best we can get at the time. To not use every opportunity to get rid of a Democrats is to allow them to get further and further entrenched to where we have too deep a hold from which to ever hope to eliminate.


106 posted on 02/02/2013 6:49:13 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: palmer

Having fifty one Republicans is always better than having fifty one Democrats!!


107 posted on 02/02/2013 6:50:53 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Darnright

Do you think it’s better to have a Republican majority than a Democrat majority?


108 posted on 02/02/2013 6:52:34 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: JRandomFreeper

OK, fine and Democrats love you.


109 posted on 02/02/2013 6:55:00 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
If you accept this premise, the you are acknowledging the GOP is now dead and defunct. Who is going to vote for a RATlite when you can have the goodies handed out by the full fledged RAT party?
110 posted on 02/02/2013 6:56:01 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Diogenesis

Not relevant because the Democrat is NEVER more conservative than the Republican.


111 posted on 02/02/2013 6:56:34 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
If democrats run a conservative, like they used to, that conservative would have my support.

Party labels don't mean nearly as much as actual conservatism.

A republican liberal is still a liberal. I don't support liberals. Of any party.

/johnny

112 posted on 02/02/2013 6:58:30 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

“if my choice is between a RINO or a Democrat, I’ll take the RINO.”

Fine, but the RINO will still vote with the Democrat!! So you have a majority on paper, but not in action. Let’s bring back Scott Brown, the Maine Sisters, Romney, anyone else of that nature you can think of until you get to 51. And what have you gained? A fake majority R, because they vote D.


113 posted on 02/02/2013 6:59:13 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Blue Highway
YOU are part of the problem and the reason we got stuck with Romeny this election cycle. AND McLAME in 2008.
114 posted on 02/02/2013 7:00:15 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: palmer

Put up Mrs. Romney and maybe she’ll show the electorate her Tramp Stamp.


115 posted on 02/02/2013 7:01:40 AM PST by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
The plan is to never let the liberal R's get past the primary.

We have to put up conservatives at every level and support them. We need to stick together and not whimp out when we hear the very liberal MSM try to convince us that our conservative candidate won't win.

I say to you again.....your plan has already been tried the last two elections. It has been a proven loser.

116 posted on 02/02/2013 7:01:50 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
>Do you think it’s better to have a Republican majority than a Democrat majority?<

I think it's better to back conservatives in elections, no matter how much "better" the moderate's campaign may be. One of my good local republican friends told me we must back Romney because he had the best campaign, over more conservative presidential candidates.

She completely disregarded the fact that when you run a candidate who nauseates your base, all the efficient and/or effective campaigns in the world don't make a smidgen of difference.

117 posted on 02/02/2013 7:02:48 AM PST by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I despise Democrats far more than I despise RINOs and I’ll do anything to defeat a Democrat at every opportunity. We don’t even know who are our enemies.

IMHO you have this all backward. We know precisely how a RAT is going to vote - they goose step with their leader the illegal alien spawn of a foreigner. We converatives NEVER EVER know how a RINO is going to vote.
118 posted on 02/02/2013 7:04:19 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Diogenesis

Oh, yeah, because the rich son (or wife) of the rich guy was unpopular as governor and trounced as president is so clearly building on what enabled Scott Brown to win the seat. (eye roll)

What has the usual GOPe interested in the Romneys, no doubt, is the family propensity to dump millions into losing political campaigns.


119 posted on 02/02/2013 7:04:20 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: Diogenesis

I don’t give a damn who they elect in the People’s Republic Of Massachusetts. The entire state is a joke. They put Fauxcahontis in the senate for crying out loud!


120 posted on 02/02/2013 7:04:20 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: Viennacon

Wonderful. You understand.

A RINO vs a liberal ====> Anticonservative for sure.

Therefore, WE WILL SUPPORT ONLY TRUE CONSERVATIVES.


121 posted on 02/02/2013 7:06:50 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You actually asked the reasonable question earlier:

In the US Senate, which members are acceptable Conservatives?

There are 26 of them. Of those 26, ZERO would break 40% in MA.

Sessions AL
Kyl AZ
Boozman AR
Rubio FL
Isakson GA
Crapo ID
Risch ID
Coats IN
Roberts KS
Moran KS
McConnell KY
Paul KY
Vitter LA
Wicker MS
Blunt MO
Heller NV
Ayotte NH
Burr NC
Inhofe OK
Coburn OK
Toomey PA
Thune SD
Cruz TX
Cornyn TX
Lee UT
Johnson WI

The strategy to retake the Senate and attempt to make it a quasi-conservative body is probably futile, but it will take money, moderates, and a fiscal collapse that cries for conservative Fiscal Policies.

The conservative-only strategy will never work in the Senate. Ever.


122 posted on 02/02/2013 7:07:50 AM PST by martiangohome
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Do you think it’s better to have a Republican majority than a Democrat majority?

IT is far better to have a 51 seat RAT Senate that is conservative than to have a 51 seat Republican RINO Senate. You are NOT a conservative with that line of thinking.
123 posted on 02/02/2013 7:08:44 AM PST by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: xrmusn

Reagan ran on a clear conservative platform despite what the Uriah Heep republicans say. After all they were trying to destroy him till it became apparent that he was winning then they attached themselves to him like a bunch of leeches.

His goal was to do the right thing, theirs was to gain power.

It was Reagan’s conservatism that won over the heavily unionized Reagan Democrats here in Michigan. I personally think that’s why Santorum was able to tie Romney in Michigan when John McCain barely got within 10 percent of Romney here in 08.


124 posted on 02/02/2013 7:09:07 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

We don’t need RINOS to take the senate. In 2014, we have enough DemoRats in red states, it’ll be like open season. We’re also going to primary the hell out of some Manchurian conservatives like Lindsey Graham.


125 posted on 02/02/2013 7:09:53 AM PST by Viennacon
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To: martiangohome
The conservative-only strategy will never work in the Senate. Ever.

How would you know? It's never been tried. The GOP-E has seen to that.

BTW, I've never seen you on FR before. Welcome to FR.

/johnny

126 posted on 02/02/2013 7:18:29 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Do you want to get rid of Democrat control?


127 posted on 02/02/2013 7:24:58 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: smalltownslick

Nonsense. You’ve still gotten rid of Majority Leader Harry Reid and you’ve also gotten rid of Obamacare.


128 posted on 02/02/2013 7:26:45 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
I want to get rid of liberal control. All liberal control. Including republican liberals.

/johnny

129 posted on 02/02/2013 7:27:26 AM PST by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
who did Scott Brown vote with on important issues?

Moderates don't vote with the Conservatives. Look at the Hagel hearings. He's a dunce! He couldn't put two words together to make a coherent sentence. He's anti-American and guess what? Our Moderates are going to put him through. Even McCain, as tough as he was at the hearing, hasn't committed to voting against him, as of this morning.

The moderates don't help us or vote with us so why elect them? Geez you are dense....or a liberal pushing a liberal agenda.

130 posted on 02/02/2013 7:30:35 AM PST by CAluvdubya (Molon Labe)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

You certainly are trolling a lot today, Tagg.

I WOULD SUPPORT A CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT over
any lying, liberal, backstabbing, RINO.


131 posted on 02/02/2013 7:30:47 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: CAluvdubya

You are wrong. First, do you propose surrendering to Democrats? I am very much of the Wm F Buckley school of thought that we always vote for the most conservative—than can win. That means always have the goal of defeating the Democrat with the most conservative person we can get.


132 posted on 02/02/2013 7:30:47 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma
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To: JRandomFreeper

The real problem is these idiots who don’t care how liberal a candidate is as long as he has the right letter behind his name. Conservatives have been the ones to make all the compromises to elect moderates all along and all they can do is scream “PURIST!” at anyone who won’t cross a certain line.

Conservatives here in Michigan happily accepted very moderate Thadeus McCotter till he self destructed with the help of a few sleazy staffers. Fortunately he was replaced by a tea partier who is showing some real fight as a freshman.

I supported Pete Hoekstra despite his moderate tendencies. Unfortunately he ran a milquetoast campaign against Stabenow. Plus he was attacked by “moderates” when he commented that the 17th amendment has been a disaster (He was absolutely correct)


133 posted on 02/02/2013 7:31:32 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

How do you figure that???


134 posted on 02/02/2013 7:33:48 AM PST by smalltownslick
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma


135 posted on 02/02/2013 7:34:23 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Cheerio
You're missing the necessity of having a majority, you miss the necessity of getting rid of Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Suppose you're right that we don't know how the RINO will vote, the difference is that with the RINO we have the chance of them voting right where with the RAT, they will NEVER vote right. I'll take a 50 percent over a zero percent anytime.

136 posted on 02/02/2013 7:36:17 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: knife6375

With a liberal demoRAT you know he/she/it is going to stab you any chance they get. With a demoRat-lite repub liberal you will get stabbed when you least expect it, ala SC justice.


137 posted on 02/02/2013 7:38:20 AM PST by knife6375 (US Navy Veteran)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

Mr. RomneyCARE CREATED ***himself*** both gay marriage
and ObamaCARE/RomneyCARE. And he tanked Massachusetts,
and gave Obama TWO (2) terms.

You like that, Tagg. Right?


138 posted on 02/02/2013 7:38:45 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: martiangohome
So we have 26 conservative Republicans in the US Senate. That means we need 25 more to get to fifty one. Now, how will it EVER be possible to get to fifty one when we're starting from twenty six? If I'm a Democrat, I see this and shout, "Yippeee" because I know I have the majority forever.

Thank you for your reasonableness.

139 posted on 02/02/2013 7:41:13 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: Cheerio

I would agree with your thinking of preferring a 51 seat RAT conservative senate to a 51 seat RINO Senate but do you think that is EVER going to happen?


140 posted on 02/02/2013 7:43:28 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: Blackirish
Because we never faced hard hitting Marxists like Pelosi,Reid,Axlelrod,Jarrett and Obama before.

Much of the reason we are fighting the hard left is that we supported the mushy right in the past. The only way to fight them is to state a clear alternative with no compromises. No federal funding / control of state affairs. Slash tax rates and eliminate all deductions. Trim Presidential and Congressional and Judicial branch power by adhering to the Constitution.

We cannot create middle ground to allow the left to claim that it is "right wing". We need to be right wing in reality.

141 posted on 02/02/2013 7:48:08 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Viennacon

You are WRONG. It doesn’t matter how conservative is a Democrat if they caucus with the Democrats. This is a matter of mathematics. There must be 51 senators with an R after their names to get rid of a Democrat majority. Those red state dims still vote Democrat and they vote for Harry Reid for Majority Leader. Now if these red states DIMS would vote for a Republican for Majority Leader it would matter, but they won’t. Don’t fool yourself, there’s no such thing as a “conservative” Democrat. I know, I worked in a legislature for years and I got my fill of so-called “conservative” Dims.


142 posted on 02/02/2013 7:49:01 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma

I’m not saying it’s not important to get rid of Dems. But how does it help us if we have Republicans who vote with them? Look at the RINO contingent from New England and all the harm they have done over the years.


143 posted on 02/02/2013 7:49:37 AM PST by livius
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To: JRandomFreeper

I’m with you and there’s one way to get rid of Republican liberals and that is through primaries BUT we must be careful because the ultiimate goal is to get rid of Democrats first.


144 posted on 02/02/2013 7:50:56 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: Diogenesis
I WOULD SUPPORT A CONSERVATIVE DEMOCRAT

Great. Name one. The problem is that the theory doesn't bear out in reality. Are there any democrats willing to stand up for the Second Amendment ("shall not be infringed")?

145 posted on 02/02/2013 7:51:10 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
Don’t fool yourself, there’s no such thing as a “conservative” Democrat.

There are, but they are rare. You wish to tie us to the R party that stands for nothing. That is a losing strategy. We simply need to promote conservatism and support conservative candidates. We need to make sure there are conservative choices in the primaries (both parties) and support them.

146 posted on 02/02/2013 7:53:48 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: CAluvdubya
Didn't Scott Brown vote against Obamacare? Wouldn't you like to have Scott Brown back right now? I would rather than this moron Obama clone, Elizabeth Warren.

Of course Hagel is a dunce, so what? That doesn't mean all Republicans are dunces.

If we expect perfection, we're creating unrealistic expectations--we go for the best we can get.

147 posted on 02/02/2013 7:54:16 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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To: palmer
Well, maybe it is time to plant some DINOs.


148 posted on 02/02/2013 7:54:32 AM PST by Diogenesis (De Oppresso Liber)
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To: Conservativegreatgrandma
You’ve still gotten rid of Majority Leader Harry Reid and you’ve also gotten rid of Obamacare

We chose Scott Brown to get rid of Obamacare but got a lot of crappy votes in return: http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/18919/scott-brown#.UQ0120ITusM He had lots of votes for pork which sustains the problem. The problem is specifically big government which pushes liberalism.

149 posted on 02/02/2013 8:00:59 AM PST by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
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To: livius
I understand that and we would have been far better off with real conservatives but we didn't have real conservatives and those NW RINOS are far more desirable than RATS.

First, we MUST have a majority. The party in the majority controls the whole agenda--they get to appoint the committee heads and control the leadership.

There is no substitute for a majority--NONE--we must have the majority or we have Democrats running rough shod over us.

Realistically, what can we expect when RATS control the US Senate and we have this Marxis/Muslim in the WH?

150 posted on 02/02/2013 8:01:19 AM PST by Conservativegreatgrandma (The perfect is the enemy of the good..............Voltaire)
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