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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crosspatch on April 3, 2012 at 5:44 PM

Hot Air is reporting this based on a column written by Katrino Trinko at NRO – who has been incessantly critical of Romney. If one is predisposed to be in the ABR camp, one is probably more predisposed to buy this story hook, line and sinker without the requisite skepticism. Allah does seem to be skeptical of this story because it doesn’t make sense. For one thing, one would have to believe the fund raiser was beyond incompetent. Nevertheless, it’s enough to stir the pot and agitate voters, and not, shall we say, helpful.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 5:49 PM

What’s the matter with you? Their vote, their choice. Get a f**king grip.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 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

OK, so go register at Huffpo already and leave the party alone.

Swerve22 on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM

OK, so go register at Huffpo already and leave the party alone.

Swerve22 on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM

You’re almost as cretinous as Billie. Not quite, but giving him a run for his money.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM

Go back to the Dailykos you plant.

Swerve22 on April 3, 2012 at 5:50 PM

Lets be real here.

Just being smart enough to be plant makes him smarter than libtart.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

No sh!t.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Obama and his media minions sure are evil, aren’t they? Demoralization is just one of their strategies going into the GE.

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 5:56 PM

I am not voting for another Democrat in Republican clothing.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM

Of course not, you are voting for Obama. That would be a DEMOCRAT in DEMOCRAT clothing.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Palins Name in thread it gets a lot of responses.

You know what this means

gerry-mittbot-Palinbot

gerrym51 on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 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

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

No it wasn’t sarcasm. It was his flimsy attempt to hide his real and deep hatred for Mormons.

There is no other reason to make such a stupid and offensive statement.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

I have been on this site for a long time. I can count those who truly hate Mormons on the fingers of one hand. For the most part they don’t comment much. But lets say for argument’s sake Angryed and a plethora of other commenters here do have a problem with Mormons. Would calling them out help Mitt Romney one little bit? Ever told an irritated person to calm down? Ever told an unhappy person to smile? Playing the bigot card works just as well.

Kataklysmic on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

You’ve officially gone insane.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Says the Obama supporter/voter.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Hot Air is reporting this based on a column written by Katrino Trinko at NRO – who has been incessantly critical of Romney. If one is predisposed to be in the ABR camp, one is probably more predisposed to buy this story hook, line and sinker without the requisite skepticism. Allah does seem to be skeptical of this story because it doesn’t make sense. For one thing, one would have to believe the fund raiser was beyond incompetent. Nevertheless, it’s enough to stir the pot and agitate voters, and not, shall we say, helpful.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM

Yes indeed. Everything Romney says or does is not what it appears. Every poll showing he will lose by 5-10% is fake. You people would have made great govt bureaucrats in the USSR.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 5:57 PM

Better the devil you f**king know, right?

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Bille Bob: Still the stupidest poster on HA. Proving it every day.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Says the Obama supporter/voter.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Oh, Palin mentioned in this thread;

3…2…1… launch, the mittbots on attack. I honestly believe Gov. Palin has been attacked more in the last 4 years by the rombots & their romneycare groupies than the obama machine!

Calling all doctors, calling all doctors, the mittbots have seen the word palin, get the benzodiazepines ready!

Danielvito on April 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Bille Bob: Still the stupidest poster on HA. Proving it every day.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

nobody beats you at that on HA…

jimver on April 3, 2012 at 5:59 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

Well Romney did appoint 9 judges out of 36 who were Republicans. With a batting average like that, I guess you’re right. He will appoint the next Scalia and Thomas and Alito.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Swerve22 on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 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

You people would have made great govt bureaucrats in the USSR.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

well, you’re the obama supporter, so more familiar with the USSR apparatchik style…

jimver on April 3, 2012 at 6:02 PM

Better the devil you f**king know, right?

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

You mean like this?

http://votingforsatan.com/

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Its the same reason the Romney fluffin’ nutballs cannot tone down their attacks on other candidates even after they have left the race. Or in Palin’s case, just because she’s Palin.
cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 5:53 PM

Heh. Can you provide some evidence Romney supporters are launching “attacks on other candidates even after they have left the race”?

I must have missed them bitterly clinging to lobbing missiles at Cain, Bachmann, Perry, Huntsman – particularly since there aren’t threads where anyone is discussing them. Except for yesterday’s headline thread about Perry which is from the same ebook we’re talking about today. I don’t recall the comments about Perry being particularly vicious but what do I know? I’m a “hater”.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM

nobody beats you at that on HA…

jimver on April 3, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Libtart, csdeven blue gills and a few others.

Okay, he hates Romney to the point of supporting Obama. Hopefully he is smart enough to vote for the TEA party types down ticket. It will take a bunch of those to keep Romney to the right.

The same cannot be said about 0bama.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

what do I know? I’m a “hater”.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:03 PM

At least you admit it now.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Well Romney did appoint 9 judges out of 36 who were Republicans. With a batting average like that, I guess you’re right. He will appoint the next Scalia and Thomas and Alito.

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 6:00 PM

Yeah, because, as ALL ABRtards (such as yourself) know, Governors are like dictators and get to do whatever they want, regardless of the law.

The rest of us know better.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

What’s the matter with you? Their vote, their choice. Get a f**king grip.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 5:55 PM

No Thank You. While I have had an off day- I am tired of fighting liberals daily only to turn around and see my so called Rs sabotaging the Obummer removal process. Sure looks like their on the Dem side. (Andrew)

If the goal of the ABRs is to bypass a legitimate 6-7 month primary/caucus calender- and basically plot “to get” Mittens at the convention- I say BullS**t already. Enough’s enough. Romney could win every primary up to Tampa and some in here will still crap on him and say a brokered convention is necessary. There is no reasoning.

Its past the point of changing the inevitable. Throw Breitbart under the bus- but he left us with the mission. I am tired of the sabotage from so-called Republicans. If its a turdfight ABRs want- then lets do it now- get it OUT OF THE WAY before Tampa.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Hot Air is reporting this based on a column written by Katrino Trinko at NRO – who has been incessantly critical of Romney. If one is predisposed to be in the ABR camp, one is probably more predisposed to buy this story hook, line and sinker without the requisite skepticism. Allah does seem to be skeptical of this story because it doesn’t make sense. For one thing, one would have to believe the fund raiser was beyond incompetent. Nevertheless, it’s enough to stir the pot and agitate voters, and not, shall we say, helpful.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 5:54 PM

I stated yesterday in the Perry headline, about Perry singing a song in the bathroom that the source needs to be taken into consideration. Who are the sources? This is campaign gossip – they just aren’t waiting till the campaign is over.

Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

1. IMO – Romney isn’t going to run anymore after this loss …
I mean he has been running since 06 ….

2. I am taking Rubio at his word … he isn’t going to be VP

conservative tarheel on April 3, 2012 at 5:51 PM

If I could have #1 as a promise, in writing, it would almost make me be willing to hold my nose and vote for him. #2 is funny, there is a headline story asking if there would be hard feelings if Rubio is not selected. He has said a million times he won’t accept the VP slot- LOL (I didn’t read it, so they may be talking about someone else being offended)

Night Owl on April 3, 2012 at 6:08 PM

Yes indeed. Everything Romney says or does is not what it appears. Every poll showing he will lose by 5-10% is fake. You people would have made great govt bureaucrats in the USSR.
angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:58 PM

This is not the first time at this thread you have claimed “Romney said…”. Nowhere does this story claim Romney said anything. The claims are that a fund raiser said something.

As for me being a model bureaucrat at the USSR, comrade, you’re the Useful Idiot who can’t bring yourself to vote against Bill Ayers’ bff, not me. And who is it who isn’t falling for a story from liberal media hack who called Obama “God”? Me or you? Where should I send your subscription to Pravda?

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Christie

Christie and Oromney, the hunchback and Esmirelda ticket?

Don L on April 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

You dont lick romney’s butt? Obama supporter. It’s all the bots have. They dont have the polls or the facts to get people to vote for mittens

Flapjackmaka on April 3, 2012 at 6:09 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

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

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Hang in there!!..I don’t see a brokered convention happening..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

It will take a bunch of those to keep Romney to the right.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:04 PM

It will take a bunch of ABRtards like angryeyed voting for Obama “to keep Romney to the right”?

I don’t think you really mean that.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:10 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

Romney does not care about the court. At least not constitutional following court, and certainly not one that is conservative.

He created the only in the nation through executive order, non-political board that was to look for people to fill empty judicial positions. Out of the millions who live in Massachusetts, they were able to find 9 who were not Democrat supporters, the rest of the 36 vacancies they filled were with far left hacks even Democrats would blush at appointing and two were out and out pro gay issues activists.

Romney then left 12 benches empty in order to allow the Democratic Governor that replaced him to appoint the judges.

When given the opportunity to demonstrate an ability to appoint good judges to the bench, he punted.

Nothing says he does not do the same thing, and the Republicans in the Senate will find themselves in a tough position if he does. The reason we were able to get rid of the wise latina that Bush pushed for was that she was not very qualified, in fact likely fully unqualified for the position. The leftists that Romney might appoint will be fully qualified (by his non political board?) and the Republicans might raise a stink about it, but in the end, like all the nominees by Democratic presidents, they will do their duty and approve them so long as they are qualified.

Romney is the liberals wildest dream come true. A true progressive blooded candidate proffered by the enemy to do their bidding and cause the Republicans to take all the blame for the outcomes. Nothing says you are the smartest person in the room like saying, “Romney, now there is a man who will appoint highly qualified judges to the bench that respect the constitution and understand original meaning and intent. he was a governor you know, and that means he has experience in these matters!”

astonerii on April 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Isn’t the “turdfight” you are having now with the “ABRs” already happening? They reject etch A. sketch at every opportunity, wanting this fight to continue all the way to Tampa. You on the other hand, want an end and to coalesce behind etch A. sketch?

Isn’t it already happening, no? Or are you not aware of it yet?

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Read it again. If its not direct enough for you, the answer is easily inferred.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Perhaps, the real problem isn’t that it was told by a “liberal hack” but that it is sooooo belieeevable for Mr.Etch-a-sketch to hold this view.

Buy the way, I suppose that Mr. Etch-a-sketch got that handle from a “liberal hack too?

Spin, spin, spin, but the man is caught in his”open mic” moment, and yes, he was out playing golf “wid da mayer here, when dat guy wuz rubbed out.”

Don L on April 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I stated yesterday in the Perry headline, about Perry singing a song in the bathroom that the source needs to be taken into consideration. Who are the sources? This is campaign gossip – they just aren’t waiting till the campaign is over.
Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 6:07 PM

Yep, it was a red letter day where we agreed on something. Any attempt to divide the GOP benefits Evan’s God…

At least you admit it now.
cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Neither wit, nor the truth, is not your strong suit. I’d like evidence Hot Airians are consumed with attacking candidates who aren’t on the ballot anymore.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Yeah, because, as ALL ABRtards (such as yourself) know, Governors are like dictators and get to do whatever they want, regardless of the law.

The rest of us know better.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:06 PM

Every article I have read on the subject says that Romney was never pushed back against for any of his nominees. The burden of proof lies in your corner. Go find evidence that Romney could not have done better! Considering that he pushed the burden off to a specifically progressive group to make the decisions indicates that he wanted progressive picks.

astonerii on April 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

Argh: Neither wit, nor the truth, is not your strong suit.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

folks it’s clear that the this part of the gop hates us conservatives more than they hate Obama and the socialists which should pretty much tell you your vote is not wanted nor needed come NOV.

how anyone can vote to install people like this as the top of our party is beyond me. they do not like us, respect us nor want us in the party. 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

I’d like evidence Hot Airians are consumed with attacking candidates who aren’t on the ballot anymore.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

Heh, you’d like a lot of things you want other people to do the work for.

I suggest you do it yourself. Other folks can remember.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Exit question: Huckabee/Palin 2016?

Nope, Palin/ Huckabee 2016 !

Bmore on April 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Argh: Neither wit, nor the truth, is not your strong suit.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

But you are funny Charlene Brown.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:18 PM

Perhaps, the real problem isn’t that it was told by a “liberal hack” but that it is sooooo belieeevable for Mr.Etch-a-sketch to hold this view.
Don L on April 3, 2012 at 6:13 PM

I cannot speak for a fund raiser who is not part of his campaign, if the story is even to be believed. It is not believable that Mitt Romney holds this view about Evangelicals. It is not believable that Romney planned to dump conservatives and move to the left once the general elections starts. The fact is is campaigning with the assumption he’s going to be the nominee and has been relentlessly attacking Obama. The idea that he’ll go soft on the guy who is attacking the Supreme Court, misrepresenting the entire history our Republic, and babbling about us fools who “cling” to capitalism is beyond preposterous.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

No, not the same at all, you mittwit. etch A. sketch had a choice to make, to pick a nominee of HIS choosing in the first place. He never exercised that choice.

Palin was limited and bound by the constitution of her state. She had no choice but to pick from whatever 3 possible nominees sent to her desk.

There is a difference between having a choice to make and not making it, and not having a choice at all. Big difference.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 5:48 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.

Romney does not care about the court. At least not constitutional following court, and certainly not one that is conservative.

He created the only in the nation through executive order, non-political board that was to look for people to fill empty judicial positions. Out of the millions who live in Massachusetts, they were able to find 9 who were not Democrat supporters, the rest of the 36 vacancies they filled were with far left hacks even Democrats would blush at appointing and two were out and out pro gay issues activists.

Romney then left 12 benches empty in order to allow the Democratic Governor that replaced him to appoint the judges.

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

Completely O/T:

The Old Man is back at home after his transplant.

And I gotta say, the photo of him makes him look pretty good.

JohnGalt23 on April 3, 2012 at 5:10 PM

Whoa! Thanks! He’s my mad crush.

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:26 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

Go find evidence that Romney could not have done better!

astonerii on April 3, 2012 at 6:15 PM

It is you that claims he could have done better.

So the burden of proof is on you.

Gunlock Bill on April 3, 2012 at 6:27 PM

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 6:09 PM

Don’t need a hand holding at all, sir. I’m tired of supporting and voting for a group that acts as placeholders. They spend, spend, spend and the only difference between the GOP and the Democrats is who gets the money when they spend it. I make my own way and do well at it. I’m tired of seeing my taxes, fees and regulations increased and I get nothing in return.

It’s time for a change but I don’t see it happening this time around. Is Romney better than Obama? Certainly. Will I vote for him? Probably. If elected will Mitt Romney reduce any of my taxes, fees and/or regulative hinderances? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Now go fill out your State of the Nation Survey like a good GOP member and send in a donation for me as well. They’re not getting any of my money this time around.

CTSherman on April 3, 2012 at 6:28 PM

folks it’s clear that the this part of the gop hates us conservatives more than they hate Obama . . .

unseen on April 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

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

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

Whoa! Thanks! He’s my mad crush.

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Wait a minute??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Don’t need a hand holding at all, sir. I’m tired of supporting and voting for a group that acts as placeholders. They spend, spend, spend and the only difference between the GOP and the Democrats is who gets the money when they spend it. I make my own way and do well at it. I’m tired of seeing my taxes, fees and regulations increased and I get nothing in return.

It’s time for a change but I don’t see it happening this time around. Is Romney better than Obama? Certainly. Will I vote for him? Probably. If elected will Mitt Romney reduce any of my taxes, fees and/or regulative hindrances? I’ll believe it when I see it.

Now go fill out your State of the Nation Survey like a good GOP member and send in a donation for me as well. They’re not getting any of my money this time around.

CTSherman on April 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Hang in there!!..I don’t see a brokered convention happening..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:10 PM

I see a leveraged threat of a brokered convention. And thats finally beginning to piss me off.

I don’t like to be bullied. Its AB time.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Looks like Romney’s doing pretty well in Wisconsin according to CBS exit polls.

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-57408886-503544/reservations-about-romney-dim-in-wisconsin-cbs-news-early-exit-polling-shows/

crosspatch on April 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

angryed on April 3, 2012 at 5:33 PM

Obamacare is and example of what he does, not defending laws on the books, giving illegal aliens the right to vote, giving power to unelected branches that are the executive branch that systematically takes down what little energy security we have. I’m not worried about camps, people will fight back against that. It’s the “little” things that people don’t think make a difference. This is a man who made recess appointments when there was no recess. I don’t put much past him.

Cindy Munford on April 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:23 PM

Thanks for an attempt at a rationl answer, and avoiding the personal attack.

You, I suspect, are wishing and projecting -his record (pro abortion, Gay Rights day, sperm donor for Obamacare -says you’re wrong though.

Don L on April 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Wait a minute??!!??..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:29 PM

Take it in stride…don’t be a Ken.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

Heh, you’d like a lot of things you want other people to do the work for.
I suggest you do it yourself. Other folks can remember.
cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

I have no idea what that first sentence means. I want you to back up your statements with evidence – a task you are clearly incapable of performing. Do you even know how to link?

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM

This E Book timing is interesting. This smells like liberal media mischief . Obama’s democrat supporters have stated, the only way that Obama get’s reelected is if the Republican’s support splits.

Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

What ticks me off with Romney supporters is that they are so drippingly condescending to anyone who dares say anything positive about Gov. Palin or any other threat in his quest to win the nomination. He started in 2008 undermining any competition and now is having trouble sealing the deal. For such a smart guy, this was a foolish strategy because it has made him look dishonorable and petty. I doubt a brokered convention will become reality but if it does, it will be Mr. Romney’s own doing because he has made himself a most unappealing candidate. His only hope is that Americans love their country more than they dislike him.

JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:32 PM

That’s a toughie. Can you provide a twelve page treatise with graphics and references?

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

This E Book timing is interesting. This smells like liberal media mischief . Obama’s democrat supporters have stated, the only way that Obama get’s reelected is if the Republican’s support splits.

Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Is there really any liberal media that isn’t “mischief” ? Nothing but distortion from those propagandists. That is ALL they are capable of.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

I’d like evidence Hot Airians are consumed with attacking candidates who aren’t on the ballot anymore.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:14 PM
Heh, you’d like a lot of things you want other people to do the work for.

I suggest you do it yourself. Other folks can remember.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:17 PM

Perhaps she could start with her last 10,000 comments?

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:30 PM

IMHO..It is just noise that MSM is running with!..What worries me more is that People are not voting in this country..Period!!..It amazes and makes me sad at the low percentage of American People that vote..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Take it in stride…don’t be a Ken.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:31 PM

LoLz..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Perhaps she could start with her last 10,000 comments?

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:36 PM

Now you went and done it. She’s gonna’ whip out Mr. Gatling’s greatest invention.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Now you went and done it. She’s gonna’ whip out Mr. Gatling’s greatest invention.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:37 PM

Serpentine! Serpentine!

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

astonerii on April 3, 2012 at 6:11 PM

I’m not stopping you from pulling the lever for Obama or sitting out the election based on Romney’s record in Massachusetts. If you think Obama would be better for the country, then all I have to say is have at it. Some of us realize that Romney doesn’t have a perfect record and might think differently on some issues (or so we think.) But one thing is certain, Astonerii, and that is governing MA is a lot different from governing the United States of America — especially when it is the conservatives who brought you to the ball and handed you the crown.

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 6:40 PM

Now the story comes from Allen and Thomas, ‘laundered’ through Trinko, I’m not buying, even though Mosbacher said similar things
at the start of the primary.

narciso on April 3, 2012 at 6:41 PM

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

We are now on 32 days until the Great American Race!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

We have only 32 days until the Great American Race!!..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Fixed..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:44 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

A cow, really???

JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 6:46 PM

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Sing it sister!

Way to get the fence sitters to come down on the side of Romney!

Do you know buymoredansihstuff?

Are you buymoredansihstuff?

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:47 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

Dense, but you think you’re the smart one. She was not trying to “fit in”. You can be more effective crossing over into enemy lines then hidden behind a fortress wall cowering in fear of the image the enemy created of you.

Oh, and this way people got to see her unfiltered behind an MSM mirage.

Two dimensional thinkers abound.

Sharr on April 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

..”Actually, its very similar. Both Romney and Palin were constrained by the liberal senate.”

Wrong again, are you being intentionally obtuse? Palin was constrained by her state constitution, her constitutional oath. etch A. sketch was not. Palin had no choice but to pick from whatever nominees SENT to her. Meaning, they could send her a list of a cat, a dog and a mouse. And she would have no choice but to pick from that. etch A. sketch, however, had the choice of choosing his own nominees, and he chose liberals.

…”You really think he didn’t run different nominees before the Senate before nominating them to see if they’d pass?”

No, because of the 36 judges he appointed to the bench, only 9 were Republicans. He ran for office as a liberal and delivered as much.

..”My point is that governors are only capable of doing what the legislature allows.”

No, governors are only capable of doing what the state constitution allows them to do. Can the legislature be a hindrance? Yes can be. But the constitution grants them their powers not the legislature.

..”Could he have done more? Sure.”

But he didn’t.

..”Is he supposed to have the governor of Texas despite serving as governor of Massachusetts? Nope, though folks on here think he should.”

No, he should have being and governed as a Republican at least. Instead he was a liberal in office and governed as such.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 6:48 PM

That’s a toughie. Can you provide a twelve page treatise with graphics and references?
cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 6:35 PM

This is the only list you need. Maybe if you’re a very good boy you too can be on Romper Room and Kiddie Circus!

What ticks me off with Romney supporters is that they are so drippingly condescending to anyone who dares say anything positive about Gov. Palin or any other threat in his quest to win the nomination.
JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

You’re stating Paling is a “threat” to his “quest to win the nomination”?

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:39 PM

Don’t shoot–I’m a dentist!

Emperor Norton on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Wow. A bunch of graduates of the Alan Grayson School of Grace and Charm on this thread.

He’d be so proud.

kingsjester on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

This E Book timing is interesting. This smells like liberal media mischief . Obama’s democrat supporters have stated, the only way that Obama get’s reelected is if the Republican’s support splits.
Dr Evil on April 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Bingo.

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:52 PM

Don’t shoot–I’m a dentist!

Emperor Norton on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Funniest movie ever! The re make sucked.

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Punchenko on April 3, 2012 at 6:44 PM

Wow! what a very persuasive and intelligent argument to make to get Palin’s supporters to support etch A. sketch. As the political philosopher, one Charlie Sheen, once said, WINNING!

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

Everyone has the right to say something stupid. This was a prime example.

DVPTexFla on April 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Words to live by, sir. Words to live by. Thank you.

kim roy on April 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

it will be Mr. Romney’s own doing because he has made himself a most unappealing candidate.
JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 6:33 PM

Haven’t you heard ? Unappealing is what get more votes than ALL other competitors combined. I’m sure he loses sleep at night knowing he doesn’t “please” you and you ilk and is simply not acceptable for you.
(Although its not YOUR fault you don’t have a clue on who could be your dream date candidate- who could actually win the national nomination.)
But when do you plan to stop throwing stones ?

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

Sarcasm? That’s it?

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

You’re stating Paling is a “threat” to his “quest to win the nomination”?

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Directly after 2008, yes, I do believe he considered her a threat, or maybe a better way of saying it is that she was “in his way” and he wanted to clear his way.

JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

No there’s more- more offense. Tired of playing defense.
But hey, at least you got it.

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 6:53 PM

You know I was picking at you earlier??..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Directly after 2008, yes, I do believe he considered her a threat, or maybe a better way of saying it is that she was “in his way” and he wanted to clear his way.
JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 6:57 PM

How did he do that?

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Well, Mitt, maybe we would prefer Huck & Sarah to you at the convention. What do you think about those apples? We’ve already started holding our noses just to click next to your name on the Hot Air poll.

Kissmygrits on April 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

This is the only list you need. Maybe if you’re a very good boy you too can be on Romper Room and Kiddie Circus!

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:49 PM

Been there, done that. Lincoln Nebraska 1964, or was it 1965, I don’t really remember. I got the gig because I did so well on the “Chicken Delight” commercials.

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 7:01 PM

This was a fundraiser in New York. The fundraiser figured he knew his crowd — Wall Street types — and figured this would be a good way to scare them into opening up their wallets a little wider. I’m sure the fundraiser didn’t expect the word to get out about his foot-in-mouth issue.

Bitter Clinger on April 3, 2012 at 4:56 PM

Then that person should be tarred and feathered. Where have they been for the past 4-5 years where if you fart in the wrong direction the entire world knows in 37 minutes.

Where do they find these buffoons? Really. I want to avoid that place.

kim roy on April 3, 2012 at 7:02 PM

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

What? You’re been playing defense all along, and now you’re going on the offensive? Attacking them, will bring them into the tent of
etch A. sketch? Good luck.

HerneTheHunter on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

How did he do that?

Buy Danish on April 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Now that is funny stuff!

cozmo on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Haven’t you heard ? Unappealing is what get more votes than ALL other competitors combined. I’m sure he loses sleep at night knowing he doesn’t “please” you and you ilk and is simply not acceptable for you.
(Although its not YOUR fault you don’t have a clue on who could be your dream date candidate- who could actually win the national nomination.)
But when do you plan to stop throwing stones ?

FlaMurph on April 3, 2012 at 6:54 PM

If you believe I am throwing stones just wait until Axelrod gets started. By the way, you have just proved my point that Romney supporters are drippingly condescending to my “ilk”‘, thanks.

JannyMc on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

You know I was picking at you earlier??..:)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 6:59 PM

Of course. :D

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Of course. :D

katy the mean old lady on April 3, 2012 at 7:04 PM

Good deal!!..Just checking..:):)

Dire Straits on April 3, 2012 at 7:07 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

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