Romney fundraiser to rich donors: You don’t want a Huckabee/Palin ticket at a brokered convention, do you?

posted at 4:35 pm on April 3, 2012 by Allahpundit

Are New York’s Republican glitterati really such panicky chumps that this longer-than-longshot scenario was enough to get them to toss bags of money at Mitt? C’mon.

[O]n March 14 and 15, Romney had raised over $3 million in New York and Connecticut. … The Romney campaign had a clever pitch for the event. Schmoozing with his money pals before the events, a Romney fund-raiser pointed out that “slightly more than half the delegates” to the GOP convention at Tampa “are evangelicals.” These true-believer conservatives are averse not only to Romney but to semi-reasonable types like Chris Christie and Mitch Daniels. As a result, said this fund-raiser, the “responsible Republican guys” are “starting to realize” that at a brokered convention “it’s not going to be Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio or Jeb Bush and Paul Ryan, a ticket they could really love. It’s probably Huckabee-Palin or Palin-Huckabee.” That was enough to scare the Wall Street crowd into getting out their checkbooks.

That’s from the new Mike Allen/Evan Thomas e-book on the campaign. Point one: Why would evangelicals demand Huckabee or Palin when they could nominate Santorum? Given the odds against him now, it’d be a genuine accomplishment if he managed to hold Romney below a clear majority of delegates before the convention. He’ll be debate-tested and trail-honed, and needless to say, he’s the gold standard on “values” for social cons. Why jettison him for Huck or Sarahcuda, each of whom is more of a media presence at this point than a political one?

Point two: Last I checked, evangelicals want to beat Obama as badly as non-evangelicals do. They’re not going to roll the dice on anyone whose electability is questionable, especially since a dark-horse nominee would have just two months to boost his/her favorables before election day. That’s a major obstacle for Palin even though she remains very popular within the party. It’s less of a problem for Huckabee, who’s also popular among Republicans and came out of the 2008 campaign with far less media damage to his image than Palin. Popular or no, though, he has no campaign operation and famously doesn’t enjoy raising money. On what planet does it make more sense for an Obama-hating Christian delegate to hand him the keys to the campaign instead of holding their nose and taking their chances with Romney? Maybe, if there was some sort of serious floor revolt in Tampa, Mitt could be pressured to put Huck on the ticket — that’d actually be a nice regional/religious/class balance — but the only reason to gamble hugely on a dark-horse nominee would be if the convention wanted to bet the election on a supremely important principle like entitlement reform and balancing the budget. That might justify nominating Christie or Ryan or Daniels. But Huck?

Never mind all that, though. The piece you need to read to polish this off is Ryan Lizza’s delegate model for the rest of the GOP primaries. According to his calculations, with Romney needing 1,144 for a clear majority, he should finish June with … 1,122. Good news for Huck? Not quite: There’ll be 598 unbound delegates in Tampa, only 22 of whom would have to break for Mitt to wrap thinks up. Exit question: Huckabee/Palin 2016?


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Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

You know I wasn’t, doncha’.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

JannyMc

on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

They don’t want your vote because when he eventually loses to 0bama, they can turn around and blame you.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

What they don’t want is my ilk. I must have political cooties. Maybe I need a cootie shot!

JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

Oddly, the linked article to the delegate predictions does not appear to include Pennsylvania. Did they forget Pennsylvania or does their modeling predict 0 Romney delegates from PA?

talkingpoints on April 3, 2012 at 7:13 PM

You know I wasn’t, doncha’.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 7:09 PM

LoLz..I hear you..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Attacking them, will bring them into the tent of
etch A. sketch? Good luck.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Attacking ? More like fed up and done with ABR sabotage.

What Tent ? Romney’s tent ? That tent is being burned down and shad upon in the name of good Republican politics.

C’mon in y’all- REVIVAL TIME in TAMPA !

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

They don’t want your vote because when he eventually loses to 0bama, they can turn around and blame you.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

that is very possible … piss off conservatives and when they stay home blame them for the loss …. heh ….

conservative tarheel on April 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM

He ain’t goin’ anywhere. His constantly attacking Romney fulfills his need with his martyr complex.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

“Attacking” equals “martyr complex”? Weird.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 7:19 PM

Attacking ? More like fed up and done with ABR sabotage.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

This gets better and better. What we’ve been told for years now is a tiny insignificant sliver of a mouth-breathing inbred moron group of the electorate is now devilishly sabotaging poor ol’ Mitt’s candidacy! LOL

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

Believing anything the media says is problematic.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 7:23 PM

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 7:21 PM

It’s not sabotage, it’s the D-Day landing.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:24 PM

Believing anything the media says is problematic.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 7:23 PM

True..Very true..:)

PS..It is made worse when folks use it drive their agenda..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 7:25 PM

that is very possible … piss off conservatives and when they stay home blame them for the loss …. heh ….

conservative tarheel on April 3, 2012 at 7:16 PM

OK So let me understand this…… your going to crap all over Romney- up to 1144 ? or all the way up to the convention (and during ???) Making sure the whole world knows how disappointed you are in his unappealingness and unworthiness – enjoy the media turdfest and trashing Mittens in Tampa (making sure he has no “Palin” moment)….and then decide … well I guess I’ll just have vote for him anyways in Nov. – Even though I did the best I could to make him look as unelectable as possible for most of the year.

Is that the game plan ?

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Actually, its very similar. Both Romney and Palin were constrained by the liberal senate. You act like governors work in a vacuum. You really think he didn’t run different nominees before the Senate before nominating them to see if they’d pass? My point is that governors are only capable of doing what the legislature allows. Could he have done more? Sure. Is he supposed to have the governor of Texas despite serving as governor of Massachusetts? Nope, though folks on here think he should.

Comparing the nomination of judges in liberal Massachusetts to the SCOTUS is comparing apples to oranges. Do you really think the liberal Massachusetts Senate was going to let him appoint those judges? We’re talking about a group that changed the law to make sure Kennedy got replaced by appointment before the Brown election in order to ensure Obamacare. The idea that Romney won’t look forward to appointing judges and just let the Senate do it doesn’t really make sense. Presidents love appointing judges. Furthermore, any judge he picks will be better than Obama, which is what you’re voting for in not voting.

cpaulus on April 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

If you don’t mind my jumping in here: can you please give me a source your comments about the judicial nominating/confirmation process in Massachusetts? Isn’t it the Governor’s Council, not the Senate, that must consent to judicial appointments? AFAIK, the state legislature doesn’t play a role.

If I am mistaken, I would like to know, so a source would be helpful.

Just Sayin on April 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Focus on destroying Obama, please.

He’s the frikkin’ problem, not rumors inside the RNC by a LSM.

profitsbeard on April 3, 2012 at 7:31 PM

I’m “spamming” all the threads. I just heard on Hugh Hewitt that today is Ed Morrissey’s birthday!

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM

What the f**k is a “Palin moment.”

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

They don’t want your vote because when he eventually loses to 0bama, they can turn around and blame you.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

Herne gets the Bushite strategy.

These people don’t want Romney elected. Then they can’t blame Conservatives when things go south in 2013. The Bushies want Jeb in 2016. Only the A$$tard Rombots actually believe that the zombies from American Crossroads are actually behind Mittens 1000%.

Mitt Romney is the world’s biggest fool. You’ll see when the Bush family starts leaking on his a$$ in the fall. His Swiss Accounts. All the hookers his underlings bought with company money. Things get ugly when the Bushies decide to take out someone who is in the way of the Family. They make the Corleones look like Franciscan Monks.

Unfortunately for the Bushies, all the leaking that could be done on Palin has already been done on Palin, so they have to come up with something else. Palin, for her part, has decided to allow the Moderates to have their Viking Funeral and commit ritual suicide at the alter of His Oneness. She doesn’t want to be blamed for the loss the way they tried to blame her for the Gabby Giffords shooting.

That doesn’t mean they won’t try, though.

But yes, Mittens is complete toast. He has the Bushes AND the Alinskyites gunning for him this time out. Hitler could beat this guy.

victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

What the f**k is a “Palin moment.”

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:32 PM

Any time she speaks according to the Mittwits….

idesign on April 3, 2012 at 7:42 PM

victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

What the heck are you smoking?

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

OK So let me understand this…… your going to crap all over Romney- up to 1144 ? or all the way up to the convention (and during ???) Making sure the whole world knows how disappointed you are in his unappealingness and unworthiness – enjoy the media turdfest and trashing Mittens in Tampa (making sure he has no “Palin” moment)….and then decide … well I guess I’ll just have vote for him anyways in Nov. – Even though I did the best I could to make him look as unelectable as possible for most of the year.

Is that the game plan ?

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Murph,

Mittens couldn’t have a “Palin Moment” at his convention if Jesus Christ the Righteous came down and tap-danced on the dais with the June Taylor Dancers and asked Jackie Gleason his Bad Self to do the introduction for His Mittness.

Think of a piece of Wonder-Bread in a bowl of warm milk. That’s what the Tampa Convention hall will be like as Mitt gives his Acceptance Speech.

victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

Mittens is complete toast. He has the Bushes AND the Alinskyites gunning for him this time out. Hitler could beat this guy.

victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

Wow..just..wow..

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

What the heck are you smoking?

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

I’m a non-smoker.

They don’t call Mitt Romney the most hated man in the GOP for nothing. He has lots of enemies that were built up over many a year.

You’ll see that come out in the Fall.

victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

I can’t wait to not vote for this guy.

Crusty on April 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

*Obama just placed his first tv ads in the Orlando market. Big bucks being spent*

Gosh, I think it would be grrrrrrrreat if we went to a brokered convention!/

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 7:48 PM

Believing anything the media says is problematic.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 7:23 PM

Yes, but this E Book thingy in particular, coming out with this negative campaign gossip, sure is coincidentally unhelpful at this period of the republican primary.

I don’t mind verbally slapping around candidate’s primary supporters, and being slapped around by them in turn, but I draw the line letting Obama media fluffers like “Mike Allen & Evan Thomas” join in the verbal slap fest. I may be a bitter, gun clinging, bible hugging, stranger avoider, but I have standards :)

Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

+ 100..Nice!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 7:57 PM

I’m a non-smoker.

They don’t call Mitt Romney the most hated man in the GOP for nothing. He has lots of enemies that were built up over many a year.

You’ll see that come out in the Fall.

victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:45 PM

Then the second hand smoke is getting to you…

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 8:01 PM

Mitt Romney victor82 is the world’s biggest fool.
victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:39 PM

FIFY.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 8:02 PM

I can’t wait to not vote for this guy.

Crusty on April 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Me too.

I can’t wait to come back here and spam “Told you he’d lose.”

KirknBurker on April 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

i would like to extend a hand in friendship to all of mitts supporters.

its time to stop the bickering.

its time to get behind our only hope to beat obama

onwards to tampa.

Palin 2012

renalin on April 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Me too.

I can’t wait to come back here and spam “Told you he’d lose.”

KirknBurker on April 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

asininity

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Yep, I made the same points early in the thread. I am suspicious of anything from the “media” and even if I were to find out it was true, I’d have a problem holding Gov. Romney responsible. I have enough trouble be responsible for what I say, let alone someone else.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Hello Romney campaign…

If it goes to a brokered convention, and no faction is happy with any other faction, they may not be able to select a nominee from the current set of candidates who are running.

And if they don’t want to pick someone who hasn’t gone through the “gauntlet” of running on national ticket, they may fall back to people who ran in 2008 but who didn’t run in 2012. Who does that leave?

A) John McCain (ain’t gonna happen… won’t lose with the same guy twice)
B) Mike Huckabee (who has gained wider exposure through TV)
C) Sarah Palin (who has also gained wider exposure through TV)

In that scenario, don’t be surprised to see a Huckabee/Palin ticket.

I won’t quite elevate that to the level of a “Prediction” yet, but if it happens, you read it here first.

ITguy on February 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM

ITguy on April 3, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Yup. ABRtards that would rather vote for Obama than Romney are like that.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

i wouldn’t vote for either of those liberals if you paid me

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

i wouldn’t vote for either of those liberals if you paid me

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Why am I not suprised??..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Why am I not suprised??..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 8:20 PM

Ain’t it heck when the likes of csdeven, blue gills and the like make more sense than some Palin supporters.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Where the heck is csdeven?

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 8:24 PM

Yes..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

While I like Santorum, he’s not my first choice at a brokered convention.

If we reach a brokered convention, I think that the level of animosity between them (Paul ↔ Santorum ↔ Romney ↔ Gingrich) could be so high that none of those 4 would be able to put together a majority of delegates. Perhaps a Santorum/Gingrich coalition could, or perhaps a Romney/Paul coalition could. But if not, I could see the convention looking to two candidates who ran in 2008 but did not run in 2012. I could see a Huckabee/Palin ticket kicking Democratic butt… regardless of if that is an Obama/Biden Democratic ticket or a Clinton/? Democratic ticket.

ITguy on March 25, 2012 at 5:35 PM

ITguy on April 3, 2012 at 8:27 PM

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

???..I do not know..It has been a while..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 8:28 PM

joanna missing also, I guess I’ll just enjoy it while it lasts.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Where the heck is csdeven?

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Under chupachudi’s rock.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

joanna missing also, I guess I’ll just enjoy it while it lasts.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Hear!..Hear!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 8:31 PM

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 8:30 PM

LOL! The perfect place.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 8:36 PM

Why would evangelicals demand Huckabee or Palin when they could nominate Santorum? Given the odds against him now, it’d be a genuine accomplishment if he managed to hold Romney below a clear majority of delegates before the convention. He’ll be debate-tested and trail-honed, and needless to say, he’s the gold standard on “values” for social cons. Why jettison him for Huck or Sarahcuda, each of whom is more of a media presence at this point than a political one?

Allahpundit, you came very close to answering your own question.

It is precisely because Huckabee and Palin have superior media skills that they are more desirable than Santorum.

Santorum does not know how to control the media narrative, and the media controls him. For example, Santorum NEVER advocated the banning of all birth control, but the media has been successful in convincing many people that he did.

We need a nominee who is both conservative and who can control the media, rather than vice versa.

ITguy on April 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

The Romney campaign has alienated millions of conservative voters already. This latest pot shot at the political icons of the working class is just another reason why Mitt will lose in November.

We need a new party by 2016 because republicans are just going to keep churning out these RINO losers.

fight like a girl on April 3, 2012 at 8:41 PM

Now do you know why we hate Romney. He is a scumbag piece of shzt.

oldyeller on April 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

Now really Allah, ‘the quote’ from Game Change 2, is ‘fake but accurate’ it illustrates the mindset that Mosbacher and Sununu
have expressed on occasion, although there is no attribution,

narciso on April 3, 2012 at 9:00 PM

Now do you know why we hate Romney. He is a scumbag piece of shzt.

oldyeller on April 3, 2012 at 8:50 PM

I’m glad HA commenters like you only make up .00000001 percent of the actual electorate. ;-)

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

We need a nominee who is both conservative and who can control the media, rather than vice versa.
ITguy on April 3, 2012 at 8:40 PM

mitt lets the media narrative drive him. Sarah drives the media narrative. you may not like her, but by golly after today, all can see, she CAN handle the “media” They were snarky with her, but in end paid due deference.

We must remain silent no longer. the elites must be overthrown in order for this country to survive.

Grab your pitch forks! on to Tampa.

renalin on April 3, 2012 at 9:03 PM

I’m glad HA commenters like you only make up .00000001 percent of the actual electorate. ;-

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

You only wish. Romney can only win states the Obama will destroy him in. You people wanted that piece of flip flopping scum and because of it we will have 4 more years of Obama.

oldyeller on April 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Oh, and Sarah Palin is a cow for trying to fit in with the MSM mean girls club. She has and always will be in it for the $$$, sadly.

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM

LOL…classic. If she doesn’t appear on an MSM outlet, she’s a coward. If she does, she’s a cow who’s only in it for the money. And this no doubt from someone who’s a follower of a guy who’s worth 9 figures?

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:11 PM

I’m glad HA commenters like you only make up .00000001 percent of the actual electorate. ;-)

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:01 PM

Looking at Romney’s favorability numbers, I’d say the Romney naysayers here are a bit more representative than the Mitt True Buh-LEEEEVAHS.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

You people wanted that piece of flip flopping scum and because of it we will have 4 more years of Obama.

oldyeller on April 3, 2012 at 9:10 PM

Wrong, if we have 4 more years of Obama, it will be because of you and people like you who feel you’re gonna teach us a lesson as you cut off your nose to spite your face, and end up getting us Obama by default because of your asinine, childish behavior.

Quit being a baby will ya?

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Wrong, if we have 4 more years of Obama, it will be because of you and people like you…

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Let’s see: if Romney wins, it will be because he won indies and moderates and disaffected Dems. If he loses, it will be because the TrueCons didn’t vote for him. Huh? Seems to me that if he loses it will be because he didn’t get those precious indies etc that he was supposed to get. At least, that’s been the propaganda b.s. for the past 3 years.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:20 PM

Looking at Romney’s favorability numbers, I’d say the Romney naysayers here are a bit more representative than the Mitt True Buh-LEEEEVAHS.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

It’s a snapshot in time ddrintn… Candidates go up and candidates go down, what’s important is at the time of the finish.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

It’s a snapshot in time ddrintn… Candidates go up and candidates go down, what’s important is at the time of the finish.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

Romney’s trajectory has been pretty steadily downward. I don’t see any big uptivck anytime soon.

And you and the other Romney pushers really aren’t going to be able to blame a Romney loss on anyone but your own unsellable, amorphous, just-win-baby poll-humping ideology. Romney and his campaign are going to be YOUR baby, not ours.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Mittens couldn’t have a “Palin Moment” at his convention if Jesus Christ the Righteous came down and tap-danced on the dais with the June Taylor Dancers and asked Jackie Gleason his Bad Self to do the introduction for His Mittness.
Think of a piece of Wonder-Bread in a bowl of warm milk. That’s what the Tampa Convention hall will be like as Mitt gives his Acceptance Speech.
victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

.
Why do I get the feeling you probably felt that same way about McCain 4 yrs ago when his choice of Palin rocked history ?

The more interesting question is- Why don’t you want him to have that opportunity to make some splash ( and yes there is only 1 Sarah) at the RNC ? instead of the turd fight having to listen to loser EgoNewt tell us how conservative he is ?
Obama couldn’t have created a better scenario. Way better than even condomgate that SoCons choked on.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Looking at Romney’s favorability numbers, I’d say the Romney naysayers here are a bit more representative than the Mitt True Buh-LEEEEVAHS.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:14 PM

It’s a snapshot in time ddrintn… Candidates go up and candidates go down, what’s important is at the time of the finish.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:22 PM

In other words, all the negative’s that have been said by his opponents, and people like yourself, DOES take its toll.

So the poll you’re reading from is one that reflects all the negativity that the far right has been flinging at him. That is all it is and all it proves.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Why do I get the feeling you probably felt that same way about McCain 4 yrs ago when his choice of Palin rocked history ?

The more interesting question is- Why don’t you want him to have that opportunity to make some splash …

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Let him try to “make some splash” if he can. As you say, there’s only one Palin and Romney isn’t going to catch that lightning in a bottle this time around, regardless if it’s Rubio or Ryan or anyone else on the horizon.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:30 PM

In other words, all the negative’s that have been said by his opponents, and people like yourself, DOES take its toll.

So the poll you’re reading from is one that reflects all the negativity that the far right has been flinging at him. That is all it is and all it proves.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:27 PM

Lookie here, the ‘bot is on the edge of an epiphany! But not all the way there yet. You see, Palin was always responsible for her own negatives. Always her own doing. But the “far right” (whatever THAT is — I can never get a definition) is responsible for Romney’s negatives. Think about that for a little while and get that whole epiphanic gooey caramel goodness.

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

You’re hopeless… and underwhelming.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

I will reiterate – new political party – NOW. The republican establishment are now officially Whigs. To hell with them all. Party like it’s 1852.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Here’s one: The next president is going to replace Ginsburg for sure, maybe Scalia and Kennedy on the court. You really think Romney is going to pick a Kagan? If you do you’re lying to yourself.

cpaulus on April 3, 2012 at 4:59 PM

Based on his demeanor and his record of judicial appointments, I believe Kagen retreads are exactly what he will give us. Nothing on this earth will make me show up and vote for Willard Fillmore Romneycare.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:01 PM

I will reiterate – new political party – NOW. The republican establishment are now officially Whigs. To hell with them all. Party like it’s 1852.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 9:48 PM

Perot redux, and the worst of all possible choices. But knock yourself out wasting your and everybody else’s votes against Obama.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

and Romney should tell them to sit down -and shut the f**k up as well. This freakin war on women BS that was lapped up by the “evangelical base” is driving women voters away. All the while giving these leftist morons endless cover for their marxist messiah. Stop taking the bait.

Give Romney credit for having the patience NOT to go nuculer on all of these whiny impotent self designated “base” factions who are acting like liberal special interest groups. He’s in the lead- should win the nomination, as THERE IS NO ONE ELSE. Huckabee ? Palin ? WHY the EFF have a freakin primary season anyway then. Just ONLY have a turdfest convention- add a few days to it. How delusional can you be.

Your not on board with the Rominator fine- stop the sabotage already – and get the hell out of the way.

You are not helping to get rid of the most arrogant Pres evah.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

I will do everything in my power – and that is considerable given my position in my church and community to see to it that the Democrat Willard Fillmore Romneycare NEVER sees the oval office.

I will not behave, I will not help, and if the republicans insist on shoving a statist up our @sses than by God I will work to see him defeated.

Then I will work hard to form a new conservative political party, BECAUSE THIS ONE IS IRREVOCABLY BROKEN!

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

Good luck storming the castle romneybots! Conservatives will lose their values everyday defending this turd until he crashes and burns november 7th.

Flapjackmaka on April 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM

Some may. I will die before I will give up mine.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:25 PM

BECAUSE THIS ONE IS IRREVOCABLY BROKEN!

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

And you broke it by becoming too rigid.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 10:26 PM

I am not voting for another Democrat in Republican clothing. I did in 1996 and 2008. No more. If the GOP won’t give me a decent candidate, then I will not give the GOP my vote. Simple as that.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Ditto sir.

The Republicans don’t want me, my money, my support, and the support of my family/congregation/workers. That’s what I am taking away from this giant stream of hatred from the Romney camp towards conservatives.

They kicked US out.

Now they can deal with us as enemies.

Let’s get this primary over, loose in November, and then focus on starting a conservative political party folks. This one has become a putrid cesspool for big-city RINOS who sneer at us country bumpkins and our outdated beliefs at every branch.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:36 PM

You’re giving the GOP your vote to ensure we have more Alitos and Scalias on the bench… WHICH IS FOR LIFE. These are the same justices, mind you, who are reliable votes against Democrat totalitarianism.

Just some food for thought(you Democrat.)

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Bullsh*^. Romney? We’d be LUCKY to get a Kennedy out of that man. Dingy Reid will play Willard like a fiddle.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:38 PM

I will not behave, I will not help, and if the republicans insist on shoving a statist up our @sses than by God I will work to see him defeated. SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:21 PM

You and your Marxist messiah are going down in Nov.

BANK ON IT BUDDY !

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 10:39 PM

Quick question. Over the last 24 years, what has “the party” done to make our lives better? You’re asking people to support a group that is questionably better than the Democrats? They have done nothing to improve this country but have done plenty to pad there own pockets. When does it stop?

CTSherman on April 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM

1: We stare them down – the RINOS are using Obama to play chicken with the conservatives in the party – bow down and obey they snarl. This will involve pain, and possible bloodshed. I blame the Republican establishment for anything that comes out of Obama’s second term – the stains are on their fingers for playing their sick little games in such a dire time.

2: We work to establish a new political party for conservatives.

3: We fight, hopefully only metaphorically, to throw back the horrible result of idiot RINOS and Marxists Democrats running America for so long.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:42 PM

ddrintn on April 3, 2012 at 9:33 PM

You’re hopeless… and underwhelming.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 9:44 PM

Deflection. ddrintn made an excellent point, and you can’t answer it.

ddrintn, the reason the Mittbots hate Palin is because she is a conservative, and they are RINO squishes like their candidate. I sure hope this RINO squish works out better than the last one. His supporters sure aren’t helping to get a positive message out about him.

I take my hat off to the few remaining SANE Romney supporters here. Your numbers are dwindling by the day.

Flame away at me, Mittbots. I won’t be here, but I know it will make you feel so superior to us nose-holding Romney voters. Must suck to be you.

JannyMae on April 3, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Absolutely nothing. The GOP has failed in delivering government goodies to the masses. FAILED!

Looks like we’re all voting for Obama now that Sherman in CT didn’t have “the party” hold his hand.

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

If that line of bullsh*t was true you’d not see the conservative uprising you are now.

But instead of “nothing” we got GM bailouts, TARP I, Medicare Part D, Congress caving to King Barry’s Budgets… do I need to continue to list all the money these idiot blue-blood RINOS signed off on as we merrily plod on our way to financial catastrophe?

The republican establishment has turned itself into “the-free-sh*t-army+Jesus.”

Oh goodie. Democrats to the left of me, democrats to the right of me.

Damn right I will take my ball and go home come Nov. I don’t sully myself by supporting monsters. But you damn well better believe I will raise all manner of hell in the interim.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:47 PM

I say we give them what they want and leave the gop to the Rockefeller reps.

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Amen – IMO, they are fiscal cons(30 pieces of silver) who have a problem with God…

Don L on April 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Count me in gentlemen.

So where do we start organizing the replacement to the Whigs republicans?

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

They don’t want your vote because when he eventually loses to 0bama, they can turn around and blame you.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:07 PM

They can try to blame those of us they drove out. They will be met with all the derision that they justly deserve for such a notion.

The conservatives didn’t abandon the RINOS – the RINOS threw us all out.

They wanted it, they got it.

Now go win without us.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 11:02 PM

So where do we start organizing the replacement to the Whigs republicans?
SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Maybe you should throw in with crazy Grampa Ron. That could be a new start.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 11:13 PM

I can’t wait to not vote for this guy.

Crusty on April 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Me too.

I can’t wait to come back here and spam “Told you he’d lose.”

KirknBurker on April 3, 2012 at 8:11 PM

The country will be destroyed, so yeah, you better believe I will be here putting out my cigar on the rombot’s open wounds. After their sneering condensnetion? their months of cut-downs – after their dirty campaign? Hell yes… after Willard Fillmoure Romneycare gets his ass kicked by King Barry Hussein and permanently destroyes the Republican party, I will enjoy whiping my muddy boots on the Rombot’s carpet… for a few weeks anyways… then it will be wartime – hopefully only in a political sense – as we try to save the tattered shreds of our dying nation.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Perot redux, and the worst of all possible choices. But knock yourself out wasting your and everybody else’s votes against Obama.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 10:04 PM

Voting one’s convictions is never wasting a vote. The only way I could waist a vote would be to vote for, and give my approval, of someone I don’t believe in. Like Willard Fillmoure Romnyecare.

That would be wasting a vote – and worse – that could be compromising my principles.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 11:17 PM

And you broke it by becoming too rigid.

SauerKraut537 on April 3, 2012 at 10:26 PM

The RINOS broke it by forgetting that becoming the enemy to win is still LOOSING.

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Maybe you should throw in with crazy Grampa Ron. That could be a new start.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Rue Paul?

No.

His Kid however…

SilverDeth on April 3, 2012 at 11:21 PM

Palin wouldn’t have Huckster on the ticket with her. The guy isn’t even a conservative.

NoLeftTurn on April 4, 2012 at 12:03 AM

From Kataklysimic’s link at 4:49 p.m.:

“Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won’t be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,” says one former Romney aide, now working for McCain-Palin. “The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney. He’s in charge on November 5th.”

This from an article published on October 28, 2008 — a week before the election.

Adding this to my list of reasons not to vote for this toolbag.

NoLeftTurn on April 4, 2012 at 12:15 AM

Mitt, you make fun of, or attack, Sarah at your political peril.

We already don’t trust you and when you attack good solid Conservatives you push us ever closer to the write-in slot on the ballot.

RJL on April 4, 2012 at 1:58 AM

Now I know that I’m living in a parallel universe where when I listen to CNN I agree with democrats about Romney. That makes my skin crawl and goes against everything I believe in. I became a republican to vote against democrats – not work with them but defeat them, as one commentator says. And I got involved in politics to get rid of sleazy politicians like Romney. Yet we’re now in this bizarro position of having to pick the lesser of 2 evils – not much difference there (or the better of the 2 democrats in my opinion). I am so ashamed of the republican party and the sordid tactics they’re using against fellow republicans and this horrible position they’re putting a majority of us voters in.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 8:27 AM

This is the second major occasion in which the Romney compaign has spat in the faces of evangelicals.

The first occured a few months ago when 150 evangelical leaders met in Texas to vote on endorsing one of the GOP candidates. When the Romney people got up and made their pitch, they blatantly accused these 150 leaders of being anti-Mormon bigots. They ended up endorsing Santorum.

Not even Sarah Palin will get me to vote for Romney if he’s the nominee.

Cheetah1956 on April 4, 2012 at 8:47 AM

What Mitt is really afraid of is a Palin/West challenge at the convention.

Jesus H…. that would rock!

rightConcept on April 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM

What Mitt is really afraid of is a Palin/West challenge at the convention.

Jesus H…. that would rock!

rightConcept on April 4, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Thanks for that smile :-) amidst these dark times for us.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 9:57 AM

I can’t wait to not vote for this guy.
Crusty on April 3, 2012 at 7:47 PM

Think of a piece of Wonder-Bread in a bowl of warm milk.
victor82 on April 3, 2012 at 7:43 PM

onwards to tampa.
Palin 2012
renalin on April 3, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Romney 2012: He’s Not As Much Of a Stiff As He Comes Across On TV!

Emperor Norton on April 4, 2012 at 10:18 AM

Says the hypocrite Obama supporter/voter.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 5:23 PM

Angryed is no Obama supporter, and you, all by your little lonesome, continue to chase anyone who might be convinced as far away as possible. With no knowledge whatsoever of the person you’re denigrating and with absolutely no evidence, you call people vile names and accuse them of everything from lying to bigotry.

Mormon outreach is a thing to behold, indeed.

Portia46 on April 4, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Attacking ? More like fed up and done with ABR sabotage.

What Tent ? Romney’s tent ? That tent is being burned down and shad upon in the name of good Republican politics.

C’mon in y’all- REVIVAL TIME in TAMPA !

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 7:14 PM

Two words for this canard: Iowa and Florida.

Romney brought the matches and the tinder and wonders how come his tent is going up in flames. We won’t even mention his Mormon mafia who is doing such a stellar job here at conservative web sites.

Portia46 on April 4, 2012 at 11:09 AM

Your not on board with the Rominator fine- stop the sabotage already – and get the hell out of the way.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 5:14 PM

The “Rominator”? Seriously? You’re resurrecting Arnold? The man who tells us that Obama is a nice guy who is just incompetent? THAT Mitt Romney? They guy who can’t even defend building a house (How about, “Well, at least I’m paying for it, unlike the President, who had a notorious pay for play felon, Tony Rezko, finance his mansion”)

How about Romney explaining that the economy is NOT recovering and the growth has to do with the devalued dollar and that the unemployment figures are bogus and ask one of his audiences to raise their hands if they know ANYONE who has gotten a decent job in the last four years who didn’t bundle money for Obama; and emphasize that it costs a family $15 to feed their kids a peanut butter sandwich and a glass of milk–that’s without the jelly? How about pointing out that Obama telling us it’s world demand for oil that’s affecting prices and in the same speech telling us that not drilling in the US hasn’t a thing to do with the price of gas? How about Romney pointing out that Oil’s profit margin is a whole lot lower than Apple’s? How about Romney pointing out that deductions for buying equipment is not a “subsidy” but the same thing every other industry gets? How come the “brilliant” Romney can’t deliver simple counter-punches to a guy who just makes stuff up? And now this! “Perfect strategery—make sure we destroy Palin and Huckaby along with Gingrich and Santorum…make it as personal and ugly as we can.”

What a perfect putz.

Portia46 on April 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Portia46 on April 4, 2012 at 11:32 AM

Portia~! You go, Girl!! You’re a breath of fresh air among all the viciousness and vitriol from the Romney supporters.

mozalf on April 4, 2012 at 11:55 AM

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