Quotes of the day

posted at 11:04 pm on January 10, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Mitt Romney is depicted as a financier ‘more ruthless than Wall Street’ and a son of privilege responsible for laying off thousands of workers in a 28-minute film set to be released tomorrow in South Carolina bankrolled by supporters of Newt Gingrich.

“The film, obtained by Bloomberg News, attacks Romney’s record as the chief executive officer of Bain Capital LLC, a private-equity firm. It highlights the stories of workers who lost their jobs after the companies they worked for were acquired by Bain.

“‘Make a profit,’ a laughing Romney is shown saying in the film. ‘That’s what it’s all about, right?’”

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“Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign may be going down in flames, but he’s determined to burn GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney as badly as he can before the crash. He could singe his future standing within his own party while he’s at it…

“In a blog post titled ‘Kamikaze Newt,’ Republican strategist John Feehery wrote, ‘Gingrich, the man who in many ways invented the modern warfare tactic of negative campaigning, is obviously furious that Mitt Romney carpet bombed him in Iowa. Knowing that he has no chance of winning the nomination, Gingrich is now doing everything he can to sink Romney’s ship. … Newt is mad, very mad, and when Newt gets mad, he gets stupid. And his efforts to bring down Romney on personal grounds are not only counterproductive for the party, they are counterproductive for Newt.’…

“An aggressive Gingrich push in South Carolina could attract conservative voters away from Romney. But it could also backfire for Gingrich by splitting the conservative vote between Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry, which could have the effect of increasing Romney’s lead, who is stronger among the party’s moderates and independents who lean Republican.”

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“As Mitt Romney seeks to build on his wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, a near-panic has taken hold among some core conservative activists who are now scrambling to devise a strategy to deny him the Republican presidential nomination.

“Many of these activists see South Carolina’s primary on Jan. 21 as their last best hope of stopping Romney by consolidating in a united front against him, but many acknowledge that they have yet to figure out which of the remaining conservative rivals to rally behind and which should get out.

“Matt Kibbe, president of the pro-tea-party group FreedomWorks, said his organization has a super PAC that has raised about $2 million and could inject itself into the race to push a yet-undeclared candidate, such as Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is backing a weakened Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

“Kibbe noted that the qualifying periods for many later primary races will remain open for weeks — and that a new candidate could attract enough support to provoke a contested convention.

“‘In this more decentralized process, if Romney continues to create this vacuum by not consolidating 30 to 40 percent, the vacuum has to be filled,’ Kibbe said. ‘If Newt or Santorum can’t do it, somebody’s going to do it.’”

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“Mitt Romney now has his opponents by the throat. When you have your opponent by the throat in presidential politics, you best finish the job. For Romney, that means imitating Atwater and going all in on South Carolina.

“The alternative is to play some imagined ‘long game’ and “husband the campaign’s resources” for a ‘national — all 50 states — campaign.’

“F*** that.

“The longer this thing goes on, the more likely it is that some kind of coalition comes together around someone who is ‘not-Romney.’ Kill that before it is born and the nomination is Romney’s by the end of the month. That means ‘all in’ on South Carolina. That’s what Atwater did. That’s what Boston should do.”

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“I think Romney’s going to win here.”

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Via Fox News Insider.


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I can’t tell if you are kidding or being serious. Surely you’re not actually comparing oratory skills Rick Perry (?!) with that of Churchill and Thatcher?

Are we talking about the same Rick Perry?

bluegill on January 11, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Stupid, it’s a analogy, not a comparison…if someone reads from the bible do you think they are saying they are God? Good grief, is this the level of education? Try reading what I wrote again, than ask an adult to explain it to you…you are banned from the adult table and have to sit with the kids until you learn to understand simple comments.
…again, you would have banned and ridiculed Churchill for doing the same as Perry…

right2bright on January 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

The New Hampshire voters don’t agree with you. They said that Gingrich is the one who ran the most unfair campaign. You know what, they’re right!

bluegill on January 11, 2012 at 10:08 AM

New Hampshire voted, in 2008, voted for Obama by a nearly 10% margin, greater than the rest of the country…so they got it right in 2008 also?

right2bright on January 11, 2012 at 10:12 AM

“The longer this thing goes on, the more likely it is that some kind of coalition comes together around someone who is ‘not-Romney.’

Good Lawd, let’s hope so!

“Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign may be going down in flames, but he’s determined to burn GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney as badly as he can before the crash.”

It’s too bad that Mittens never learned how to fight. /sarc
Military service would have done him and all of his sons, some good.
Willard Romney = Ø’Bambi Lite

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Karl Magnus on January 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

It’s too bad that Mittens never learned how to fight. /sarc
Military service would have done him and all of his sons, some good.
Willard Romney = Ø’Bambi Lite

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Karl Magnus on January 11, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Hey Karl, time for you to come back to reality. Seems to me that Mitt has so far beat all the others to a pulp. You have Newt crying and throwing hissy fits left and right. You have Perry reduced to a non-entity little puppy yelping from the sidelines trying to get people to notice him. Oh, and Romney is leading Obama in new polls.

Looks to me like Romney is winning the fight and is holding by the throat the clownish pretenders who are competing with him.

bluegill on January 11, 2012 at 10:21 AM

You compare that to other candidates now and in the past and get back to me.

CW on January 11, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Why don’t you give me a list of someone such as Nikki Haley that was given so much money and so quickly turned around and backed the establishment nominee.

Do you have an example of any folks in the 2008 cycle that were given so much money in 2006/2007?

And you’ve liked Perry.

From the way I understand it, Palin says that there is more that needs to be revealed about a candidate. And I don’t think she means Bain. So I will wait for that. :)

Midwestprincesse on January 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM

*someone should be people or candidates

Midwestprincesse on January 11, 2012 at 11:06 AM

Nikki Haley: Bought and Paid For

Midwestprincesse on January 11, 2012 at 1:18 AM

FTA

And she’s not alone, either. Romney has, to date, received 35 endorsements from politicians his PAC donated to first, . . .

So, unlike the rest of the crowd, Romney has been helping to build the Republican majority.

Thanks for sharing that with us.

Gunlock Bill on January 11, 2012 at 11:10 AM

Midwestprincesse on January 11, 2012 at 11:02 AM

Gov. Romney’s PAC gave to A LOT of candidates, which explains the much coveted Christine O’Donnell endorsement. I wrote to Sen. Rubio and reminded him of what the elected establishment of the NRSC tried to do to him so I hope he will hold off on showing his gratitude. AG Bondi jumped in with both feet and that’s too bad.

Cindy Munford on January 11, 2012 at 12:08 PM

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