Quotes of the day

posted at 10:53 pm on March 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Believe it or not, Mitt Romney may be the luckiest man in America

“Viewed in a different light … Romney’s political travails are relatively mild for a candidate with his vulnerabilities: a history of flip-flops on social issues, an inability to connect with voters that can be painful to behold and a record on health care that makes conservatives recoil.

“Even against undisciplined and underprepared opponents, Romney’s shortcomings could have been severe enough to end his campaign — at least, without a heavy dose of good fortune.

“But as it turns out, Romney has done more than catch a few lucky breaks. He’s caught practically every one he could have hoped for. While Romney doesn’t lead a charmed life every day, it sure seems like he keeps rolling sevens when it matters most: when Rick Perry was climbing toward 40 percent in the polls, say, or when Rick Santorum was closing in on an Iowa win.”

***

“Three of the four candidates for the Republican presidential nomination — Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul — might soon agree with T.S. Eliot: for them, April may indeed be ‘the cruelest month.’

“That’s because their front-running rival, Mitt Romney, appears poised to further pad his lead in delegates in upcoming Republican nomination contests, starting with Illinois next Tuesday and through a northeastern primary day on April 24.

“From now until the end of April, we expect Romney to win not only the majority of nominating contests, but also the majority of delegates awarded in these contests.’…

“After Louisiana on March 24, the GOP race heads North for April — which is what makes it such a cruel month, potentially, for Romney’s rivals.”

***

“Mr. Romney’s pitch to donors Wednesday was similar to the one he made to his finance and political teams in Boston after Super Tuesday. ‘It’s going to be a long tough road, but we’re going to rough it out, and we’re going to be the nominee,’ said John Catsimatidis, a supermarket magnate who organized one of Wednesday’s fund-raisers…

“‘Are you still able to pick up delegates when you don’t win a state?’ asked one worried guest at the breakfast event. Of course, Mr. Romney assured him…

“‘In order to win against Barack Obama, our nominee needs to have the resources to be competitive,’ said Matt Rhoades, Mr. Romney’s campaign manager. ‘Our fund-raising events provide us with the resources to continue our paid media and voter contact efforts in primaries and caucuses across the country.’”

***

“But as I noted Tuesday, this race is more about demographics than geography. The model I shared on Tuesday predicted that Romney would win 31 percent of the three-way vote in Mississippi, 32 percent in Alabama, and 50 percent in Hawaii. In fact, he won 32 percent of the three-way vote in Mississippi, 31 percent in Alabama, and 56 percent in Hawaii…

“Just to re-emphasize this point: By looking at nothing more than the percentage of Mormons, evangelicals, African-Americans, Latinos, and college-educated voters in counties that voted from South Carolina through Super Tuesday, you could forecast Romney’s vote share within five points in 103 of the 146 counties in Alabama and Mississippi that have returned votes so far. You’d be within 10 points in all but nine. It’s not that great of an exaggeration to say that all the advertising, campaigning, gaffes, and everything else are superfluous to these underlying factors right now.

“When I plug numbers into the delegate calculator using my assumptions of how things will play out, it is a very close call as to whether Romney will get to 1,144. If I’m right, this means, literally, that the Republican race could hinge on what the voters in the Republican primaries in Maxine Waters’, Nancy Pelosi’s, and Jose Serrano’s districts do. That can’t be a very comforting thought for the campaigns, or for the parties.”

***

“It’s the most obvious point, and yet the one that requires the most change. For the past two weeks, the Romney campaign’s message frame has been the delegate slog and a lead it insists is insurmountable.

“It’s a more appropriate message for the campaign or surrogates to deliver. But it sounds small coming out of the candidate’s mouth, and makes Romney’s whole argument about math instead of actual voters. It also sounds like the likely GOP nominee for president is acknowledging that he can’t win over people who resist him.

“It’s a poor message to Romney’s own backers in upcoming states, who are basically hearing the candidate say it’s over regardless of what comes next. And the strategy is just cocky enough that it risks inflaming voters who dislike the former Massachusetts governor, prompting them to turn out in greater numbers to vote for someone else.

“‘Rather than talk about math, [he] should talk about earning the nomination,’ said one Romney backer who, like almost everyone interviewed for their advice, asked to remain anonymous.”

***

“‘There’s a scenario where if Romney has eight, nine hundred delegate votes and Santorum has four, five hundred, Romney goes to Rick and says, ‘Look, you go on the ticket with me. You’re younger — I’ve been running for five years. Help me with the first ballot nomination; I’ll make you vice president.’ That’s possible. It’s been done before.’

“If no deal can be reached, however, Shirley said it’s likely another candidate would emerge on the convention floor.

“‘If you get those four guys in Tampa and neither has enough delegates for a first ballot nomination, and they can’t make a deal among themselves, then the nominee will not be one of those four candidates,’ he said.

“‘The only way that Santorum would agree to release his delegates is if the party chooses somebody that is (a) not one of of the other three fellas and (b) is ideologically acceptable to him. And the others are gonna take the same position. That’s what’s fascinating.’”

***

“‘We’re not going to go to a brokered convention,’ Romney said. ‘The states that remain will vote for that person, and that person will get the delegates, become the nominee.’…

“‘Anybody has a shot at becoming the nominee,’ Romney said. ‘A good, spirited contest prepares us for what’s going to happen with President Obama.’ He continued, ‘I’m perfectly pleased with the process we’ve had.’”



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John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 2:57 AM

He kept telling me about this Sodomy Summit he wanted to have with Sen. Santorum. I told him that I was sure it would be fascinating but I was pretty sure I would not be the target audience. Engineers, as he will tell you he is, are funny folks.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:02 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 2:53 AM

That sounds good..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Lanceman on March 16, 2012 at 2:51 AM
Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 2:54 AM

Lol. You guys.

First, Christie is an ENORMOUS man. (I’d have made the font bigger if it was allowed, here.) But, people think they’d like to see Newt debate Odumbo. Christie would probably make him cry and wet his pants!

Second, Mitch Daniels is the premier guy to fix our deficit/debt problem, IMO. He would have had problems because he’s not great looking. But, he should be on the short list for a cabinet position.
Also, he was charismatic in his own way. You needed to meet him and chat with him a bit.

RedCrow on March 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 2:56 AM

It probably seems that I kiss AP’s butt sometimes, but I truly worship his brain and his writing. I don’t always think he’s right, but I do think he’s brilliant.

blink on March 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Well played. (:

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I’ll be surprised if ole DHCrone makes it though.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 2:57 AM

Eh, I like DHC and I am picky. One of my fave newbies.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM

Don’t they die? I didn’t and I never went out again.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 2:59 AM

Yeah, because there was some Perfect Storm or something. Eighty-foot squalls. It was ridiculous.

But the book has a chapter on drowning that you will never forget.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 2:56 AM

I love your plan and will watch with anticipation to see if our hosts ever acknowledge it.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:04 AM

I agree..Daniels might be on the list for VP..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:01 AM

You sir, need to get off the insanity juice.

Romney/Daniels – boring and boringer

Lanceman on March 16, 2012 at 3:04 AM

We Florida folks are really going to have to stop threatening to get together and do it! It would be a blast.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 2:59 AM

I would love to. I’m not sure how I will know but someone tell me! It would be fun. Include INC, he/she is pretty cool.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:05 AM

blink on March 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM

That would be wonderful.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Eh, I like DHC and I am picky. One of my fave newbies.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:03 AM

I don’t think he’s a newbie. Can’t be sure. Seem to remember him. But the guy acknowledges to me he was addicted to smack for years. That’s pretty brave.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Lanceman on March 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Apparently, MadCon lost his gig as a Green Room contributor…page 1 of this thread…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:06 AM

I agree..Daniels might be on the list for VP..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:01 AM

He gives GREAT speeches. I am all for forgiveness, but his wife abandoning their children is a heavy liability.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:07 AM

Nice pull, you gerbil pusher!

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:00 AM

Thanx…Heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Lanceman on March 16, 2012 at 3:04 AM

lolz..I didn’t say he would be the pick..Just that he would make the list..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:08 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:05 AM

He makes me laugh. That isn’t easy to do but something I love. I like the guy. I thought he was new.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:01 AM

He would be a good one. If I understand it correctly, he decided not to run because they thought his wife would be given too much scrutiny for their short separation. Normally I would say that the VP spot would be a good place to get into position for the presidency without too much bad press, but the Dems killed that theory with Gov. Palin.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Hey Kids I’m gonna crash. I want you to take a look at this thread. It had me worried. As you can see I was trying to talk to a friend and took some heat for it.http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/14/trial-lawyers-unwrap-obama-gift-on-ada-tomorrow/comment-page-2/#comment-5610102

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Oh, Good night all.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

but his wife abandoning their children is a heavy liability.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:07 AM

The MSM would be brutalNo one could want that experience..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Apparently, MadCon lost his gig as a Green Room contributor…page 1 of this thread…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:06 AM

No, that I know. Tesla, a wet-behind-the-ears newbie had the unmitigated gall to suggest that MadCon, someone who has been here for years, be suspended from even commenting. That pissed me off. Even said “who the hell do you think you are, newbie?”

Lanceman on March 16, 2012 at 3:10 AM

lolz..I didn’t say he would be the pick..Just that he might make the list..IMHO..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:08 AM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:10 AM

Okay, kiddos, I’m going to watch Red Eye and promptly fall asleep. Sleep tight and sweet dreams. Let’s all get our minds right for November, startiiiiingggg NOW!!!

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Don’t worry. In a few weeks my reputation will be golden and I can pull you out of the mire if you get in a jam with the BIGS that swing those Ban-Hammers.

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Yeah, scroo it. I’m going to bed too.

Lanceman on March 16, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

A short separation that included marriage to some guy in Cali…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Sweet dreams kiddo.

SparkPlug on March 16, 2012 at 3:13 AM

blink on March 16, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Heck no! Maybe here in November?

http://boktowergardens.org/

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:13 AM

blink on March 16, 2012 at 3:11 AM

Oh yes, July. Sweat till ya die here. :) You a Yankee? hee hee

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Night Miss Cindy.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:12 AM

Always with the negative waves Moriority, always with the negative waves! We aren’t electing her.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Woof, woof…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:15 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:05 AM

I agree..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

He makes me laugh. That isn’t easy to do but something I love.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:08 AM

I don’t remember if he’s new or not. But surviving years on heroin and coming up coherent, and more, with a sense of humor — that’s impressive.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:14 AM

Take a look. Talk to em a bout if you have a chance. Ed ain’t gonna put up with it long.
http://hotair.com/archives/2012/03/14/trial-lawyers-unwrap-obama-gift-on-ada-tomorrow/comment-page-2/#comment-5610102

Good night.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:15 AM

LOL!! I’m really leaving now.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 3:17 AM

Night Cindy, sweet dreams.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 3:17 AM

A short separation that included marriage to some guy in Cali…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:12 AM

She abandoned the kids. That goes against biology.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:18 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

IMHO You are correct that Moby Dick is the best book about fishing..What is your opinion of the book Jaws??

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:19 AM

She abandoned the kids. That goes against biology.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:18 AM

It looks like they’re trying to make their marriage work, now…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:21 AM

What is your opinion of the book Jaws??

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:19 AM

I was pretty young when I took that book on. I was outraged at the adultery. Not so much the shark…!

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:22 AM

It looks like they’re trying to make their marriage work, now…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:21 AM

But where’s the threshold? A woman may be nuts, but is she too nuts to raise the kids? Clearly this woman was.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:24 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:24 AM

I’m being nice. I don’t want Dire chasing me across thread after thread…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:22 AM

LoLz..I was older when I read the Book Saw the movie when I was young)..THe movie left an impression on me for sure..:)

PS..Benchley also wrote a good book called The Island that was good..Plus I really liked the Movie also..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:27 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:26 AM

LoLz..You are safe..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Good night.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

Thanks Bmore..uh..DHC seemed a little over the top there. My interactions with him were not like that.
I can’t talk to him as you suggested, we aren’t buddies. But should he read this.
DHC, straighten up! Bazil likes ya! Cut the crap.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:29 AM

You are safe..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:28 AM

Thanks, Dustin Hoffman…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:29 AM

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:24 AM

Plus there is a shrouds of mystery to it that would keep the Enquirer and Politico going for months..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:29 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:29 AM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:30 AM

I don’t remember if he’s new or not. But surviving years on heroin and coming up coherent, and more, with a sense of humor — that’s impressive.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:16 AM

I didn’t know about the heroin. If that’s true, good on him.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:31 AM

Plus there is a shroud of mystery to it that would keep the Enquirer and Politico going for months..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:29 AM

fixed..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:31 AM

But where’s the threshold? A woman may be nuts, but is she too nuts to raise the kids? Clearly this woman was.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:24 AM

I am surprised at you Mr. Libertarian.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:34 AM

That sounds good to me. I’m sure others outside FL would join, too.

Lanceman could put all of us up at his place…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:35 AM

Yep, he will put you up in a tent and a porta potty- $30 a day. No AC and the squito’s. :)

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:41 AM

I am surprised at you Mr. Libertarian.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:34 AM

Libertarians are not automatically libertine. Character and personal integrity are important. And a woman that abandons her children should not be rewarded for it.

Night folks.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:45 AM

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:41 AM

Sounds like him. I should take my chances with KMOL…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:50 AM

And a woman that abandons her children should not be rewarded for it.

Night folks.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:45 AM

I would agree with you. But that is her husbands fault? You were there? Perception is reality but without being there, I think it isn’t something you can really say …
Maybe she is but I can’t say it reflects on him. Thats all.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:51 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:50 AM

LOL! Yes, go KMOL…you prob will get a hot breakfast to boot. :)

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:53 AM

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:51 AM

It wouldn’t matter to the dems whose “fault” it was, they’d pile on no matter what…

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 3:54 AM

Okay, from a political perspective..yes.
From a Bazil perspective..no.

bazil9 on March 16, 2012 at 3:56 AM

MadisonConservative on March 15, 2012 at 10:58 PM

I don’t like the language, but I sure do like the passion. We may have our differences on some of the HA topics, but never for a moment do I doubt your love for this country.

DrMagnolias on March 16, 2012 at 4:03 AM

My ode to Mitt…I guess

Gohawgs on March 16, 2012 at 4:07 AM

but his wife abandoning their children is a heavy liability.

John the Libertarian on March 16, 2012 at 3:07 AM

The MSM would be brutalNo one could want that experience..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 3:09 AM

Daniels will never run for office until he divorces his wife. As you say, the LSM will be brutal and doubtful he’d put his wife/kids through that.

kim roy on March 16, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I feel very good about Mitt Romney. This man is exactly who we need.

Watching the video linked in the post above just reminded me why I decided many months ago that he was the best candidate, BY FAR, to go against Obama.

GO MITT!!

Romney will be an excellent president.

It’s a relief knowing that this ridiculous primary season is almost over.

bluegill on March 16, 2012 at 5:41 AM

Bmore
I know you’ll see this so, I think DHC is losing it, something about a article that ed wrote in 2010 and then apologized for. Is there any kind of site intervention? Lol. I really don’t know what’s up, he’s a good dude he’s just been on a rant recently.

angrymike on March 16, 2012 at 6:07 AM

bluegill on March 16, 2012 at 5:41 AM

This race was over this last summer when Perry showed that he was not a viable candidate. People love to deride the “inevitability” of Romney, but the fact is that from that point on, he was the only real candidate in the race. It’s been a slow march, but the ending was never in doubt.

I heartily agree that Mitt will be a fantastic POTUS. He will reform our tax code, set the terms for robust growth and reform our entitlement programs. I am so looking forward to casting a meaningful vote FOR a candidate instead of the usual vote AGAINST someone worse.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 6:31 AM

did i miss something? did mitt unequivocably state he would repeal obamacare……..crickets.

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Just about every day since he announced he was running.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 6:47 AM

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM

I don’t believe he would veto a repeal, though, do you? I’d prefer he promise it (make the case that Romneycare was a state matter–apparently many Bay Staters don’t have a problem with a tyrannical state), but if he won’t do that, at least he may cooperate with a repeal if Congress sends him one.

DrMagnolias on March 16, 2012 at 6:51 AM

DrMagnolias on March 16, 2012 at 6:51 AM

From Mitt’s plan, published within weeks of his announcement to run:

FIVE EXECUTIVE ORDERS FOR DAY ONE

An Order to Pave the Way to End Obamacare • Directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services and all relevant federal officials to return the maximum possible authority to the states to innovate and design health care solutions that work best for them

And from page 58:

Repeal Obamacare
Mitt Romney has laid out a specific plan for dismantling Obamacare even without the congressional majorities required to strike it normally from the books. On his frst day in office, he will issue an executive order paving the way for Obamacare waivers for all 50 states. He will then work with Congress to accomplish full repeal.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 7:03 AM

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 7:03 AM

that was then, this is now. flip…….. flop.

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 7:16 AM

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 7:16 AM

Nonsense. He has repeated it ad nauseum and had never said otherwise.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Romney, 2008:

GIBSON: Governor Romney’s system has mandates in Massachusetts, although you backed away from mandates on a national basis.
ROMNEY: No, no, I like mandates. The mandates work.
THOMPSON: I beg your pardon? I didn’t know you were going to admit that. You like mandates.
ROMNEY: Let me — let me — oh, absolutely. Let me tell you what kind of mandates I like, Fred, which is this. If it weren’t…
THOMPSON: The ones you come up with.
(LAUGHTER)

kingsjester on March 16, 2012 at 7:19 AM

OT but good post from Palin, if no one has mentioned it yet.

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2012/03/15/Palin-Breitbart-Is-Here

BTW…….Attention Bill Maher call Michelle Obama a “—–” or a “—-” and let’s see how the Left protects you. You wearing big boy pants Billy?…..Let’s find out..

PappyD61 on March 16, 2012 at 7:26 AM

i get it MJ. you love mitt. some of us not so blinded see him for what he is, a big government elitist.

at the end of the day he’ll feel the need to do “whats best for the little guy” and give him free insurance.
like the scorpion in the fable. its in his nature.

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 7:27 AM

did i miss something? did mitt unequivocably state he would repeal obamacare……..crickets.

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 6:38 AM

some of us not so blinded see him for what he is,

renalin on March 16, 2012 at 7:27 AM

Who are you calling blind?

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 7:29 AM

Facebook political chatter on Romney in Illinois: People are pretty disgusted with the negative campaign ads. But, it’s supposed to work so WTH. If I drank on non-debate weeknights, I’d join the drinkers tonight to brace myself for the constant barrage of negative radio ads and robo calls that are surely coming tomorrow.

Fallon on March 15, 2012 at 11:47 PM

SIX phone calls last evening….mitt and rick–no Ron or newt. Bright side….we’re relevant in IL this time!

herm2416 on March 16, 2012 at 7:32 AM

I heartily agree that Mitt will be a fantastic POTUS. He will reform our tax code, set the terms for robust growth and reform our entitlement programs. I am so looking forward to casting a meaningful vote FOR a candidate instead of the usual vote AGAINST someone worse.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 6:31 AM

I definitely agree. Those are also the issues I care most about.

bluegill on March 16, 2012 at 7:37 AM

Rasmussen Tracking, March 15

Obama 45,
Romney 47

Romney +2

Obama 46
Santorum 45
Obama +1

FOX News Poll, March 14

Obama 51
Santorum 39
Obama +12

Pew Research Poll, March 14

Obama 57
Santorum 39
Obama +18

North Carolina PPP Poll, March 14

Romney 31
Santorum 27
Gingrich 24
Paul 8
Romney +4

bluegill on March 16, 2012 at 7:43 AM

I am not a Mitt fan, but I think he could be a solid president.

I was thinking that Rubio would his best pick, but what Rubio brings is more strategic and stylistic than substantive (though very appealing). If I were Romney, I would pick Paul Ryan–style, substance, regional, articulate, young and Catholic. Very appealing ticket and he would keep ROmney in check.

joepub on March 16, 2012 at 7:48 AM

joepub on March 16, 2012 at 7:48 AM

Rubio would be an excellent choice. As would Ryan or Daniels, IMHO. While I’m no fan of identity politics, Rubio may help out with Hispanic voters.

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 7:50 AM

MJBrutus on March 16, 2012 at 7:03 AM

Thank you. Now, do you think when he’s running against Obama he will discuss it, and draw distinctions between Romneycare and Obamacare?

DrMagnolias on March 16, 2012 at 8:35 AM

Ask Dr.Frankenstein if you can have a spare brain, Igor. You need a new one pronto.

MelonCollie on March 15, 2012 at 11:34 PM

Yeah, like all liberals you eventually degenerate into personal nastiness.

Igor R. on March 15, 2012 at 11:39 PM

Meloncollie is NOT a liberal … they are one of the more thoughtful commentators on this board …. you I have not seen much of …..

sorry for the late post …. just started reading this ….

conservative tarheel on March 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

conservative tarheel on March 16, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Should be a fun read ; )

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Anyone seen Florah Duh ?

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Anyone seen Flora Duh ? Sorry about the misspelling Flora.

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM

Bmore on March 16, 2012 at 10:21 AM

No and I’m sad.

Cindy Munford on March 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM

williamg on March 16, 2012 at 12:32 AM

wth??!!!!!??..:)

Dire Straits on March 16, 2012 at 12:37 AM

Allow me to explain:

Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt were Political Operatives in Mitt Romney’s campaign in 2008. They Worked for Romney/

When it became obvious that McCain had the nomination “sewed up”, they talked to Romney and LEFT Romney’s Campaign with Romney’s Blessing – to be “absorbed” by the McCain Campaign.

Their PRIMARY PURPOSE at the McCain Campaign – at least, initally – was to GET ROMNEY on the Ticket as the VP Candidate.

When McCain picked Sarah Palin – THAT is when Nicole Wallace and Steve Schmidt – formey ROMNEY WORKERS – went about the business of Sabotaging the McCain Campaign and DESTROYING Sarah Palin, using their close contacts in The Mainstream Media.

Former McCain Campaign people attest to this — and attest to the timing of their actions.

The “Romney Ordered It” part is not proven, is a bit of a stretch – but would DEFINITELY NOT SURPRISE ME as being True – particularly given how he has run THIS Campaign.

99% of his ads in Florida were NEGATIVE. 99%?!!! Unprecedented!

williamg on March 16, 2012 at 11:40 AM

I hope that all of the MittBots are prepared for Barry Soetoro, Part Deux.
That’s exactly what the GOP is ensuring by nominating Willard.
I aint buyin’ it. Not Bob Dole, not Johnny Mac, and especially not a perpetual candidate.
“The Party of Principle” – here we come!
http://www.lp.org/

~(Ä)~

Karl Magnus on March 16, 2012 at 11:58 AM

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