Ann Romney in 1994: “We didn’t know a single Republican”

posted at 3:05 pm on March 23, 2012 by Tina Korbe

“Independence and pragmatism” have been at the heart of Mitt Romney’s politics from his first entrance into the electoral arena, CNSNews.com reports today, with a look back at an article that revealed Romney as he was when he decided to run for the United States Senate in 1994.

“When Romney decided to run, Republicans exchanged quizzical looks: ‘We didn’t know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,’ his wife, Ann, says,” Brownstein reported.

“As a registered independent, Romney had voted in the Democratic presidential primary in 1992 to support Paul E. Tsongas (though he backed George Bush in the general election, he says),” wrote Brownstein. “He briefly considered running for the Senate seat as an independent as well, his wife says, before rejecting the idea as impractical.

“Independence and pragmatism remained at the center of his appeal, though,” wrote Brownstein. “(Even today, he tries to keep his distance from a national Republican Party still held in some suspicion here: He has refused to sign onto the national GOP ‘contract’ party leaders are pushing in Washington.)

“Romney offered himself not as a conservative, but a Weld-like moderate: frugal on spending and insistent that welfare recipients work for their checks, but supporting abortion rights and gay rights and willing to ban assault weapons,” wrote Brownstein.

The descriptions of his approach — if not the descriptions of his specific positions — actually still fit Romney’s approach today. Might it be that Romney is actually the most consistent candidate of all? He’s a consistent politician, a candidate who, all along, has recognized that he has to win the political game to be able to implement his top priorities — which have always been economic in nature — when it comes to policies. Maybe his mistake has actually been in trying to brand himself now as “severely conservative.”

Early in the primary, Romney touted his impressively stable personal life as evidence that, at his core, he’s a very constant and principled man. Many conservatives rejected that argument and continued to focus on the many ways he’s reinvented himself for election after election. But, again, even that reinvention is very much a stable part of Romney. He seems to be a very conservative person. He combines a conservative cast of mind with a shrewd approach to every problem he faces — including the problem of how to win elections. It’s impressive, the more I think about it.

One quick note on Ann Romney’s statement: “We didn’t know a single Republican.” If you ask me, such a statement — remembered at this juncture in an eventful primary season — works in Romney’s favor. It underscores just how blue a state Massachusetts really is. The Romneys were alone in the Bay State, it implies, with little choice but to be independent if they weren’t willing to be out-and-out liberal. It also reminds wary grassroots voters: If he’s a part of the establishment now, well, it wasn’t always that way.

Let me summarize this way: We can do better than Barack Obama and we could do worse than Mitt Romney.


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MORE hyperbole…

SauerKraut537 on March 23, 2012 at 5:04 PM

Than you show me one instance where this poster has critized Mitt…even when Mitt supported and fought for abortion, where his wife wrote a check to Planned Parenthood, and Mitt honored his mothers support of abortion, and her fight for it.
You guys never criticized his support of Cap and Trade, or his bail out of his Wall Street buddies, or his creation of RomneyCare…so hyperbole, with facts? No, it just pins you guys down, so you call people names, that’s the way of the Mitt supporters.

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Ann was probably being a bit facetious but no doubt there Republicans are an endangered species in Massachusetts.

David Horowitz didn’t know a single non-Communist growing up as the Red Diaper Baby son of Communist Cell members. He’s now one of our most important conservative voices. Dittos for his colleague, Peter Collier. Tammy Bruce was a NARAL lib who converted to conservatism and revealed the tactics of the Thought Police and how they managed the MSM to do their bidding. Dennis Prager and many more were Lefties. And then there’s Andrew Breitbart…

I welcome anyone who rejects and discards Democrat/left ideology. It’s far more challenging to do that than be a dyed in the wool conservative who was always surrounded by people who think the same way.

Buy Danish on March 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

I lived in NYC – voted for Obama 85% – for several years. I knew plenty of Republicans. You have to really have to try to not know a Republican even in the bluest of blue cities.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:11 PM

She didn’t know a Republican, but she knew where to write a check to support abortion…such a loving person, supporting the demise of the unborn…ooops, etch-a-sketch, shake and erase, then forget…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Ann was probably being a bit facetious but no doubt there Republicans are an endangered species in Massachusetts.

David Horowitz didn’t know a single non-Communist growing up as the Red Diaper Baby son of Communist Cell members. He’s now one of our most important conservative voices. Dittos for his colleague, Peter Collier. Tammy Bruce was a NARAL lib who converted to conservatism and revealed the tactics of the Thought Police and how they managed the MSM to do their bidding. Dennis Prager and many more were Lefties. And then there’s Andrew Breitbart…

I welcome anyone who rejects and discards Democrat/left ideology. It’s far more challenging to do that than be a dyed in the wool conservative who was always surrounded by people who think the same way.

Buy Danish on March 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Serious question: Is there anything Romney could say or do that you woudln’t defend? Does he literally need to kill someone for you to even doubt your allegiance to the man. I can see sticking by him because in your eyes he’s the best of two evils. But you’re beyond that. You’re excusing the inexcusable, cult like style. And it’s creepy. Willard does have flaws. He’s still human.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Romney 2012: You could do worse.

true

gerrym51 on March 23, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Another inspiring endorsement. Yawn.

As for comparing Reagan to Romney? Pffft. Reagan was a leader who inspired people to follow him. Romney is a technocrat who dumps on core conservatives. Rah! Rah! Can’t wait…zzzzzz.

Romney 2012: You could do worse.

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

You know what I see? A Republican Bill Clinton without the sex scandals, and minus the silver tongue. Clinton was an opportunist, and I see the same thing in Romney.

The advantage is we’ll be able to push him right. The disadvantage is he will abandon those positions whenever convenient.

blindside on March 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Tina, your analysis is quite a stretch. Good try though.

lea on March 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

David Horowitz didn’t know a single non-Communist growing up as the Red Diaper Baby son of Communist Cell members. He’s now one of our most important conservative voices. Dittos for his colleague, Peter Collier. Tammy Bruce was a NARAL lib who converted to conservatism and revealed the tactics of the Thought Police and how they managed the MSM to do their bidding. Dennis Prager and many more were Lefties. And then there’s Andrew Breitbart…

Buy Danish on March 23, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Yeah, as if we believe that none of these people knew the other side at 40 years or 50 years old…good grief, this is a grown woman, old enough to write checks to support abortion.
David Horowitz, at Ann’s age was already a conservative activist…as was Pragar, Tammy Bruce (one of the movers and shakers of NOW)…good grief at least be somewhat honest and not just mired in your spin.
It’s okay that someone isn’t so bright…he didn’t marry her to be a politician, but a housewife and a mother.

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

You know what I see? A Republican Bill Clinton without the sex scandals, and minus the silver tongue. Clinton was an opportunist, and I see the same thing in Romney.

The advantage is we’ll be able to push him right. The disadvantage is he will abandon those positions whenever convenient.

blindside on March 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

At least with Bill Clinton you knew where he stood more or less. May not have agreed with him, but at least you knew what to expect. With Willard it’s a crapshoot on each issue. Maybe he’ll cut taxes, maybe he’ll raise taxes. Maybe he’s for abortion, maybe not. Increase the minimum wage? On Monday, yes. On Tuesday, no way. And so on. There isn’t one issue where you can say with 100% confidence this is where Willard stands.

He could be the next Reagan. He could be the next FDR. There’s a 50/50 change of either happening.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:20 PM

Yeah, as if we believe that none of these people knew the other side at 40 years or 50 years old…good grief, this is a grown woman, old enough to write checks to support abortion.
David Horowitz, at Ann’s age was already a conservative activist…as was Pragar, Tammy Bruce (one of the movers and shakers of NOW)…good grief at least be somewhat honest and not just mired in your spin.
It’s okay that someone isn’t so bright…he didn’t marry her to be a politician, but a housewife and a mother.

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

That’s the point the Mittbots always miss. Yes people change their views. But they do so when they’re 20, 25, 30 years old. Willard did a 180 on every issue when he was 60. That simply does not happen.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

It’s impossible that it’s true. If they went to their local LDS Sacrament Meetings on Sunday, as they’re supposed to do, they certainly knew some Republicans.

RBMN on March 23, 2012 at 3:49 PM

So true. In my ward in Northern California, I think we have about 3 Democrats in our Ward, one of them a hard care democrat. After GWB got elected in 2000, she didn’t come to church for the next 3 years. I saw her at the grocery store right after the election and she said she was in mourning. I wanted to LOL, but I was trying not to to offend.

Funny how liberals get offended by what the right says about the left and their policies, but have no problem saying anything they want to about the right.

PrettyD_Vicious on March 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Willard does have flaws. He’s still human.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

For now, but not when he gets his own world, and you, my friend, will pay for that…and maybe with a little luck a few of these posters will be a “bride” of a God, or something…

so they have that going for them

.

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:23 PM

It’s impossible that it’s true. If they went to their local LDS Sacrament Meetings on Sunday, as they’re supposed to do, they certainly knew some Republicans.

RBMN on March 23, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Maybe Mitt didn’t point them out, and she was, well she was, well she is a great looking gal, she just probably needed some, ummmmm, some, how do I say this, help? But she is a great looking gal, they make a striking couple. Nice as can be…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Maybe Mitt didn’t point them out, and she was, well she was, well she is a great looking gal, she just probably needed some, ummmmm, some, how do I say this, help? But she is a great looking gal, they make a striking couple. Nice as can be…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:27 PM

Back off. We’re never supposed to mention the fact that Ann is a Stepford trophy wife. Or so I’ve been told.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

The advantage is we’ll be able to push him right. The disadvantage is he will abandon those positions whenever convenient.

blindside on March 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

No, we will NOT be able to push him right. We spent 2010-2011 trying to push first the party as a whole and then Boehner and McConnell to the right.

The response? They happily voted to raise the debt ceiling and increase spending.

Romney will not pay attention to us unless he has to think he has to fight for our votes. His calculation is that he doesn’t. To him there is no difference between someone excited to vote for him and someone who has to go to the polls dead drunk with a clothespin holding their nose shut, as long as they cast those votes for him and not someone else.

Doomberg on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

‘We didn’t know a single Republican when we jumped in in December,’ his wife, Ann, says,” Brownstein reported.

Ann Romney’s comment makes perfect sense to me.

As a former resident of The People’s Republic of Taxachusetts and a life-long Republican, I can confirm that there were a few Republicans in the state, but most of us were deep under cover since we knew we were working behind enemy lines.

And besides, Republicans back then were smart enough and polite enough not to talk about politics in Massachusetts. Fortunately groups like the Tea Party have helped more of us to come out of our political closets.

Since Mitt Romney was a business executive in Massachusetts, registering to vote as an Independent was simple commonsense.

It took guts for Romney to run for office as a Republican in Massachusetts. And I will always be grateful to Mitt Romney for having the courage to make Teddy Kennedy work harder than Teddy had ever had to before to defend “his” Senate seat.

wren on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The advantage is we’ll be able to push him right. The disadvantage is he will abandon those positions whenever convenient.
blindside on March 23, 2012 at 5:15 PM

with the congress he’s going to have, it wont be hard. 240 reps, 55 nats. good luck willard going squish.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

The response? They happily voted to raise the debt ceiling and increase spending.

Doomberg on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

seriously, just for a minute…do you really believe they were “happy” about it? really? you actually believe that? call them. ask them.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Ann is easily more likable than Mitt.

Romney 2012: You could do worse.

Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Back off. We’re never supposed to mention the fact that Ann is a Stepford trophy wife. Or so I’ve been told.
angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:33 PM

that sounds like something the left would say. very sad.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Punchenko, an avid Santorum supporter, earlier in this thread assailed Ann Romney as sipping cocktails and being lavished in a rich and famous lifesytle of Marie Antoinette.

A few facts for punchenko:

1. Ann Romney is a Mormon, converted as a teenager when she fell in love with Mitt. Ann and Mitt Romney do not drink alcoholic beverages. Mitt is reknowned for enjoying chocolate milk.

So much for Ann Romney “sipping cocktails.”

2. Ann Romney for years refused to hire domestic help while raising 5 rambunctious and health boys. She had occasional household help, but nothing on the order of persons of her material privilege.

3. Ann has MS and has battled cancer. Her MS is in remission and she works hard on many volunteer causes. The Romneys have also given an extraordinary percent of their wealth to numerous charities – continuing today.

You can say whatever you please about Mitt and hopefully you will vote for him in November.

But your remarks about Ann Romney were vicious and uncalled for. I won’t reciprocate with any similar remarks about Karen Santorum, because I am sure that Mrs. Santorum, like Mrs.m Romney, is a lovely and accomplished woman.

Thanks

matthew8787 on March 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

Romney 2012: You could do worse.
Lightswitch on March 23, 2012 at 5:38 PM

destruction of the constitution, yeah, worse. pretty easy choice. unless you are suicidal. or an adolescent.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

But your remarks about Ann Romney were vicious and uncalled for…..
matthew8787 on March 23, 2012 at 5:39 PM

when our “side” sounds like the left, it really is sad. and childish. dont reprimand him. just hope he grows up.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:41 PM

That’s the point the Mittbots always miss. Yes people change their views. But they do so when they’re 20, 25, 30 years old. Willard did a 180 on every issue when he was 60. That simply does not happen.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

and if it did, then you’d be wrong, right? thats not possible, correct? what exactly is that age again? i know its NOT whateevr age mitt turned. just wnated tio know the rules. so what age again? 31? your guidance appreciated.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I would hope that all HA posters would agree that both Ann Romney and Karen Santorum are accomplished and extraordinary women.

I admit that I would walk on hot coals for Ann, but by all accounts Karen Santorum is a sensational mother and has had the courage and fortitude to home-school their 7 children. Very admirable.

Unless they inject themselves into policy discussions, wives and children of all candidates should be off-limits.

matthew8787 on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Ann Romney’s comment makes perfect sense to me.

As a former resident of The People’s Republic of Taxachusetts and a life-long Republican, I can confirm that there were a few Republicans in the state, but most of us were deep under cover since we knew we were working behind enemy lines.

wren on March 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

Are you saying that they never went to their Sunday services, and talked with other Mormon’s? Eric F, the famous etch-a-sketch, was a close family friend, he wasn’t a Republican? Really?
You say a state that had millions of Republican’s…over 1,000,000 voted for Romney, nearly 50% of the votes, and you say that they were all “underground”…
You guys take spinning to a whole new level…the scary part, I really believe you believe what you post.

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

Unless they inject themselves into policy discussions, wives and children of all candidates should be off-limits.

matthew8787 on March 23, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Sorry pal, the “off limits” after someone makes a foolish remark is too late…should have said it before.
She lied, or she was terribly naive…but to say she knew no Republicans is just a foolish statement, but go ahead, etch-a-sketch what she said…
Of course you also forgot she supported abortion, remember that?

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:55 PM

and if it did, then you’d be wrong, right? thats not possible, correct? what exactly is that age again? i know its NOT whateevr age mitt turned. just wnated tio know the rules. so what age again? 31? your guidance appreciated.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 5:45 PM

I think you missed the obvious point, a foolish poster said that Ann was just like, and named a few who changed their minds when they were young…overlooking the fact that Ann was a 50+year old grown woman who said she didn’t know any Republicans, and the list was a group who by time they were her age were staunch, hard core conservatives…you have to actually follow the thread, or you end up doing what you did, look stupid…

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:58 PM

understood. and your point is, that by 50 someone would or should have “converted”. and i am simply saying: someone may convert later. is that not possible? do you follow?

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

That’s the point the Mittbots always miss. Yes people change their views. But they do so when they’re 20, 25, 30 years old. Willard did a 180 on every issue when he was 60. That simply does not happen.

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:21 PM

That DOES happen… when you’re running for office for Pete’s sake! LOL

I have lived in the Boston area, and I’m telling you it would be strange for the Romneys to not know any Republicans. While conservatives are rare there, if you attend a conservative church (and as I understand it, Mormons are very conservative as a group), then they would have known some Republicans and conservatives. Unless they were actively distance themselves from conservatives. Kinda like how Romney didn’t want to go back to Reagan-Bush, because he was an independent progressive and stuff.

Uh-oh, unfortunate facts, quick, etch-a-sketch shake and get outta here while accusing people of bigotry to provide cover!

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:04 PM

understood. and your point is, that by 50 someone would or should have “converted”. and i am simply saying: someone may convert later. is that not possible? do you follow?

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 6:01 PM

It is especially possible when one is running for office (for Pete’s sake) for a different demographic. Go-go-etch-a-sketch!

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM

It is especially possible when one is running for office (for Pete’s sake) for a different demographic. Go-go-etch-a-sketch!

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:06 PM

true enough. it is funny though for the folks who have an animus for romney, the lengths they will go to. its funny, and kinda sad to watch. i really dont understand the intramural bashing that goes on here by the anti-mitts versus the pro-santorums versus the pro-mitts versus the pro-palins, etc etc etc. its just sad. childish. seems to me, they are all falwed in some way. sorta like a human being ya know? i like every one of them. for different reasons. i think each one has weaknesses. everyone knows full well the weakness of romney: he’s a squish. hes a closeted moderate. whatever. but the anti-mitt forces get all lathered up and make these silly statements to boldster their predisposed dislike or fear of him, its funny, man. come on, enjoy it. it wont end. i cant understand why it goes on, we cant stop it, we might as well laugh at it.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

but the anti-mitt forces get all lathered up and make these silly statements to boldster their predisposed dislike or fear of him, its funny, man. come on, enjoy it. it wont end. i cant understand why it goes on, we cant stop it, we might as well laugh at it.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I think you are in denial. The Romney-supporters here are the worst, by far, on the Republican side. And all this while their candidate was by far the favorite to win the nomination.

Many, many of the Romney-supporters have used tactics indistinguishable from Obama-supporters. In fact, I am surprised that Ed and the gang haven’t clamped down with a ton of bannings.

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Are you saying that they never went to their Sunday services, and talked with other Mormon’s? Eric F, the famous etch-a-sketch, was a close family friend, he wasn’t a Republican? Really?
You say a state that had millions of Republican’s…over 1,000,000 voted for Romney, nearly 50% of the votes, and you say that they were all “underground”…
You guys take spinning to a whole new level…the scary part, I really believe you believe what you post.

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:52 PM

In Massachusetts, it is very possible to go to church and not talk about politics, especially if one considers themselves to be anything other than a Kennedy Democrat.

As a previous commenter noted, there was no Mormon Temple in Massachusetts until recently, so the Romneys may or may not have attended Mormon Sunday Services. I am not a Mormon, so I will leave that point up to the previous commenter.

Eric F. looks like a relatively young guy. How old was he back in 1994? It is very possible that the Romneys did not know him and/or his political affiliation back then.

Voting is a private matter. If you were a Republican in Massachusetts back then, it was in your best interest not to talk about it. And many of the people who voted for Mitt Romney were probably registered as Independents or even Democrats.

I knew exactly 3 other families from the many years I lived in Massachusetts, who I knew to be Republicans. One of those familes introduced me to the second family. And I only just recently found out that the third family was Republican.

It is not hard at all for me to believe that Ann Romney did not know other people in Massachusetts who were willing to admit to being Republicans, before Mitt got involved in politics.

wren on March 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM

angryed on March 23, 2012 at 5:14 PM

Is there anything he or his wife could do which you could defend? Most of my comment had nothing to do with Romney, but you’re head is so filled with the propaganda from MassResistance you can’t set your rage aside for one minute to…think.

Buy Danish on March 23, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Voting is a private matter. If you were a Republican in Massachusetts back then, it was in your best interest not to talk about it. And many of the people who voted for Mitt Romney were probably registered as Independents or even Democrats.

I knew exactly 3 other families from the many years I lived in Massachusetts, who I knew to be Republicans. One of those familes introduced me to the second family. And I only just recently found out that the third family was Republican.

It is not hard at all for me to believe that Ann Romney did not know other people in Massachusetts who were willing to admit to being Republicans, before Mitt got involved in politics.

wren on March 23, 2012 at 6:22 PM

I lived in Boston for a year. Yeah, I was in that state a single year. And I knew a bunch of Republicans. When you are conservative, it isn’t hard to wind up surrounded by other conservatives, given certain activities.

And someone who is supposedly “severely conservative,” with a conservative family, a conservative religion, and a businessman, the only way they didn’t know any Republicans was because they were liberals and didn’t associate with icky conservatives. Which fits what he said then and now.

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Many, many of the Romney-supporters have used tactics indistinguishable from Obama-supporters. In fact, I am surprised that Ed and the gang haven’t clamped down with a ton of bannings.

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

dude, trust me as someone who hasnt had a dog in the fight for sometime, ok…i was for pawlenty. and daniels. so my number 1 guy didnt make it in before it started. and my #2 guy went out at some stupid pancake flipping contest that had 200 voters seems like 10 years ago in some god for saken state no one has ever been to. even if there WERE 57, they dont go there. ok, so all that being said: BOTH sides to me, i believe to be neutral, have been despicable arond here. to each other. to “us”. “we” have not been acting very adult. BOTH/ALL sides. yes, i agree, the pro-mitts have been almost obama-like. got it. the mitt bashers have been JUST. AS. BAD.

ps – sirry iowa. i actually have been there. and i loved it. was using hyperbole as a literary device. deep fry some butter and relax.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

right2bright on March 23, 2012 at 5:18 PM

I told you on numerous occasions I am not interested in having discussions with you. According to you, writing a $75.00 check to Planned Parenthood makes one a “baby killer”. Find someone else to describe your unhinged version of reality to…

Buy Danish on March 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

And someone who is supposedly “severely conservative,” with a conservative family, a conservative religion, and a businessman, the only way they didn’t know any Republicans was because they were liberals and didn’t associate with icky conservatives.

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:27 PM

You leave out the possibility that the Romneys were polite enough to talk about things other than politics with their friends and business associates.

Not talking about politics or religion was actually pretty common for Republicans in Massachusetts back then.

wren on March 23, 2012 at 6:40 PM

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 6:21 PM

It’s time to put it away. The primary is effectively over. We are all either Romney supporters or Obama supporters at this point.

crosspatch on March 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

crosspatch on March 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

new tone. civility. all that, tut tut. see how it goes over. good luck. fart in church comes to mind. too many adolescents.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 6:51 PM

It’s time to put it away. The primary is effectively over. We are all either Romney supporters or Obama supporters at this point.

crosspatch on March 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

No, we are not. You Romneybots wish it were so, but there is still a third party choice, a write in, even Mickey Mouse’s name would be better than Romney/Obama twins.

they lie on March 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Let me summarize this way: We can do better than Barack Obama and we could do worse than Mitt Romney.

Sorry, I am still not convinced. Romney is simply Obama, Jr. I don’t want Obama Sr. or Obama Jr; I will vote third party if I must.

Theophile on March 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

He’s a consistent politician, a candidate who, all along, has recognized that he has to win the political game to be able to implement his top priorities — which have always been economic in nature — when it comes to policies. Maybe his mistake has actually been in trying to brand himself now as “severely conservative.

Maybe, the reality is that there is just no room in this GOP for those millions of us who are as fiscally conservative as anyone else -but first comes our Creator, our Churches, our traditional families, our traditonal values, and freedom. Solid economics is the result of all that.

I suspect the the GOP harbors the worst God-Haters (they would claim to just not like “social cons”) The GOP has exposed its true soul for a long time and sealed the deal -it has used and abused social cons as vote-bait, talking one story but doing the opposite, just like the Dems do to the Black community about eradicating poverty -neither could care about actually doing what they say, beyond the power game.

Oromney – was this social/fiscal conservatives last straw. It was structured from the beginning and after the manner in which they dumped Sarah-no true fiscal/social con of quality would ever try to run as a statesman in this GOP party.

Don L on March 23, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Sorry, I am still not convinced. Romney is simply Obama, Jr. I don’t want Obama Sr. or Obama Jr; I will vote third party if I must.

Theophile on March 23, 2012 at 7:18 PM

so effectively you are voting for obama. interesting. do you find that at all self-defeasting? just wondering. seriously trying to understand the mindset.

have you ever bought a car that wasnt the ONE you wanted? have you ever purchased hambuger when you didnt have money for steak.

hey, whatcha think of those 4 obama supremes he nominates in his second term! thanks for that. guess you really dont LIKE the constitution. peace bro. your on the other side now.

its not nobel. its not a statement. its adolescent. rethink.

t8stlikchkn on March 23, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Romney only ran as a Republican so he wouldn’t have to meet Ted Kennedy in the Democrat primary. He was an independent who voted for Tsongas who became a Democrat who returned to independent and then decided to run for Ted Kennedy’s seat. By the end of the election he was running to the left of Kennedy. He is not only not a Republican but far from being a conservative. What you saw in 1994 was not a Republican but an opportunist. Some things don’t change.

PhiKapMom on March 23, 2012 at 7:40 PM

Let me summarize this way: We can do better than Barack Obama and we could do worse than Mitt Romney.

Please, please, PLEASE DO tell us of how we could do worse than RonMe.

The guy is as liberal a RINO as I’ve ever vetted, AND he is the one that formulated 0bamacare for bloody sakes!!!

DannoJyd on March 23, 2012 at 8:08 PM

No, we are not. You Romneybots wish it were so, but there is still a third party choice, a write in, even Mickey Mouse’s name would be better than Romney/Obama twins.

they lie on March 23, 2012 at 7:06 PM

Spot on!

DannoJyd on March 23, 2012 at 8:09 PM

It’s time to put it away. The primary is effectively over. We are all either Romney supporters or Obama supporters at this point.

crosspatch on March 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Not true. There is a third option, the conservative option: not voting for the Democrat Obama or the Republican Obama.

But don’t worry. Romney is Mr. Electable and stuff, so he can’t lose. He is so awesome, he doesn’t need the conservative vote. He is guaranteed to win, and then he can get rid of the bad parts of Obamacare while making sure to keep the good parts of Obamacare. Yay.

IcedTea on March 23, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Friends of Romney: “We don’t know a single Republican”

FIFY

DannoJyd on March 23, 2012 at 8:57 PM

She is Michelle Obama with blonde hair.

Which is a perfect match since she is married to a blank canvas “Unequivocal” supporter of Abortion, just like Michelle.

PappyD61 on March 23, 2012 at 9:33 PM

Mitt…….Pro choice!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdVRB9x_DAA&feature=youtube_gdata_player

Hello blank canvas of the gop.

Pick your Progressive poison America.

PappyD61 on March 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

I told you on numerous occasions I am not interested in having discussions with you. According to you, writing a $75.00 check to Planned Parenthood makes one a “baby killer”. Find someone else to describe your unhinged version of reality to…

Buy Danish on March 23, 2012 at 6:28 PM

Wow. So stunned by comments like this on a conservative site. For a long time I’ve said I’ll vote for whoever the R nominee is, but over the past few weeks I’ve started to really rethink that strategy, primarily because of the disdain Romney and his supporters show for bedrock conservative principles. The way folks have savaged Thomas Sowell, for example, just turns my stomach.

At this point, I’m genuinely unsure of what I’ll do this fall with respect to the Presidential race. I believe focusing on the Presidency as the solution to our national problems is a mistake, but at the same time, I can see Romney trashing conservatism’s credibility if he wins the White House. I just don’t know…

Nom de Boom on March 23, 2012 at 10:12 PM

It’s time to put it away. The primary is effectively over. We are all either Romney supporters or Obama supporters at this point.

crosspatch on March 23, 2012 at 6:47 PM

No thanks.

Nom de Boom on March 23, 2012 at 10:13 PM

Sketchy is as Sketchy does.

Lousy liberals all!

DannoJyd on April 2, 2012 at 1:21 PM

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