Marco Rubio: The primary is over and it’s time now to concede

posted at 2:30 pm on April 5, 2012 by Tina Korbe

In a race in which endorsements heretofore have meant little, Marco Rubio’s endorsement of Mitt Romney before the Wisconsin primary, together with the endorsements of George W. Bush and Paul Ryan, might actually have helped the former Massachusetts governor to win the Badger State. At one of Rubio’s regional Senate office openings in Florida, he took his endorsement a step further with indirect instructions to Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul to exit the race. The Shark Tank’s Javier Manjarres captured the senator’s key statements:

“I actually think we’re going to have a very good nominee. I think Mitt Romney’s going to be the next president of the United States. And by their own admission, the folks running against Mitt Romney have admitted that they cannot win the primary, that the only way they can win is a floor fight at the convention, which I think would set us back in terms of our goal of replacing Barack Obama.

“So I do believe it’s time now to concede that Mitt Romney has won the Republican nomination, that he’s going to be the Republican nominee, and that if we all get behind him he will be the next president of the United States.”

At this point, Romney’s surrogates seem to be vying with one another to see who can make him sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee. And some Debbie Downers worried conservatives wouldn’t rally!


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This just proves Rubio is a RINO, or something.

Vyce on April 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM

2008, 1996…and etc.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I miss Ed.

celtic warrior on April 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Rubio: “Make me VP. Waaaahhhhh”

faraway on April 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

At this point, Romney’s surrogates seem to be vying with one another to see who can make him sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee.

Go put that in your Daily Kos diary.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

At this point, Romney’s surrogates seem to be vying with one another to see who can make him sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee.

Well that last part isn’t too difficult a task, seeing as he’s, well, invincible as the actual GOP nominee…

thirtyandseven on April 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

I miss Ed.

celtic warrior on April 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Me, too.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Hooray for authoritarianism. How about this, Marco: let the members of the party vote for whom they wish to see as nominee.

Dante on April 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Don’t tell alwaysfiredup. Now, march to the sea!

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Rubio FTW

corujodp on April 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Where is Ed?

Swerve22 on April 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

And yes you’d think that basic math would have explained this to Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich a while ago. I guess they don’t have time for basic math.

Swerve22 on April 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Weak.

What’s next? Ryan responds by threatening Santo and Newt with expulsion from The Party?

james23 on April 5, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Hooray for authoritarianism. How about this, Marco: let the members of the party vote for whom they wish to see as nominee.

Dante on April 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Um, how does imploring to quit amount to authoritarianism?

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM

together with the endorsements of George H.W. Bush

FIFY

I don’t think George W. has endorsed. It would probably be better if he stayed mostly out of this election.

acasilaco on April 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Darn that republican establishment!!!! ShovIng their nominee down our throughts!

….Oh wait!

-Wasteland Man.

WastelandMan on April 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Hooray for authoritarianism. How about this, Marco: let the members of the party vote for whom they wish to see as nominee.

Dante on April 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Spare me the hyperbole. This race is over. Romney has an insurmountable lead and Newt and Rick know it. They’ve all but admitted as Rubio stated that their only strategery left is to stay in the race, attempt to deny Mittens the necessary 1,144 delegates required to officially clinch the nomination, and hope that somehow one or both of them wind up on the ticket at a brokered convention. That’s not only a pipe dream, but it’s a recipe for disaster and alll but assures Obama gets reelected.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I wish the amnesty-shilling SOPA pusher would keep his opinions to himself.

avgjo on April 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM

If Santorum is the “conservative” hill to die on, it must be smaller than a speed bump.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM

It ain’t over till it’s over. Does Romney have the required number of delegates? Lotta big states still haven’t voted, so what?, they don’t get their say-so? These politicians are injecting their opinions into our constitutional process and I won’t take that from either or any side. Rubio’s light isn’t shining so brightly these days, either. It’s not the process of the primaries that’s causing the teeth-gnashing and in-fighting, it’s the politicians and the media so just shut up and let the process play out because the primaries will still continue to the end, either way.

stukinIL4now on April 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM

This makes no sense coming from someone who was trailing the oompa-loompa by double digits at one point. I believe the establishment was trying to shut that race down early as well. Not that this particular race will have the same result, but let the process work.

Sorry Rubio, you’re talking out of your hind end here.

Lost in Jersey on April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Hey Marco…you know who should decide when it’s time to concede?

Each candidate. When they feel like it.

Not you.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

At this point, Romney’s surrogates seem to be vying with one another to see who can make him sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee.

I have yet to see one rational scenerio where Santorum ends up with the nomination.

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

(getting Ed’s attention Bluegill style)

ATTENTION…!!!!ED MORRISSEY…!!!!W E……W A N T……YOU…B A C K…!!!!

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Aww. When I saw the link to “The Shark Tank” I was hoping to see someone try to convince a panel of multi-millionaires to invest in their product. Come to think of it, this election cycle isn’t much different, is it?

DrAllecon on April 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

It ain’t over till it’s over.

And it was over after Illinois. Just because a few knuckle-head dead-enders don’t want to believe it isn’t over doesn’t mean it isn’t over.

Anyone still supporting Santorum at this point is an Obama supporter.

Which is basically what Rubio was saying in a polite way.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

This makes no sense coming from someone who was trailing the oompa-loompa by double digits at one point. I believe the establishment was trying to shut that race down early as well.

Lost in Jersey on April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Some people’s memories are painfully short.

DrAllecon on April 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Not until all states have had their say.

portlandon on April 5, 2012 at 2:44 PM

together with the endorsements of George W. Bush and Paul Ryan,

George W. Bush endorsed him as well? Or is that a typo?

NextGenerationVoters on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

This makes no sense coming from someone who was trailing the oompa-loompa by double digits at one point.

Lost in Jersey on April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

being behind in some polls is different than being so far in the dust in the delegate count that you need 80% of the remaining delegates and most of the remaining states split them proportionally. That is a mathematical impossibility, unless perhaps Romney dies or turns out to be martian.

thirtyandseven on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Hey Marco…you know who should decide when it’s time to concede?

Each candidate. When they feel like it.

Not you.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I disagree with you (big surprise that). There comes a point when the good of the party trumps Newt Gingrich’s ego or any other candidate’s campaign. Seriously, Santorum has to get something like 75% of all the remaining delegates to get the nomination? That is as likely as convincing you that you are haming the nation with your irrational Romney hate.

There are pragmatic reasons for moving beyond these primary food fights and getting on with the business of beating Obama. Not that you crybaby Romney haters have anything to do with that.

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Hey Marco…you know who should decide when it’s time to concede?

Each candidate. When they feel like it.

Not you.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Hey Madison…you know who should decide when someone wants to express their opinion that another candidate should concede?

Anyone who feels like it. When they feel like it.

Not you.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

You know what? I think it’s time this guy shut the hell up.

HerneTheHunter on April 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Hey Marco…you know who should decide when it’s time to concede?

Each candidate. When they feel like it.

Not you.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:41 PM

That’s not a nice way to talk to the next GOP superstar is it?

Uppereastside on April 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I have yet to see one rational scenerio where Santorum ends up with the nomination.

And you won’t see one either, because this isn’t about rational thought, this is pure emotion talking.

Besides, “sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee.” is EXACTLY what all Republicans should be doing no matter WHO the nominee is.

Can you imagine the spinning that would be done when the Democrats were to start broadcasting Santorum saying that people have no right to privacy from the federal government in his own words out of his own mouth? Santorum would be utterly destroyed as a candidate in about 48 hours if he got the nomination.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

romney/rubio 2012

two losers

one flush.

whats not to like.

renalin on April 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Stating the obvious…

BobScuba on April 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

They canceled the remaining primaries and awarded Romney a majority of delegates?

NotCoach on April 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

This makes no sense coming from someone who was trailing the oompa-loompa by double digits at one point. I believe the establishment was trying to shut that race down early as well. Not that this particular race will have the same result, but let the process work.

Sorry Rubio, you’re talking out of your hind end here.

Lost in Jersey on April 5, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Those were polls. We’ve had numerous caucuses and primaries and Romney holds a commanding lead in delegates. For God’s sake, according to RCP, Romney has 655 delegates to Santorum’s 272 and Newt’s 140! They’re not gonna catch him. Why waste time and money in a vain attempt to prevent what’s now a mathematical certainty?

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

That is a mathematical impossibility, unless perhaps Romney dies or turns out to be martian.

thirtyandseven on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Now you did it! The Romney haters just turned into “earthers.”

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Marco Rubio: eat your peas peasants LOL!

It’s so unpleasant when the mask slips.

Dr Evil on April 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 5, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I don’t get it… Ed shilled for Santorum pretty hard too. What’s the difference? It gets obnoxious sometimes, but I don’t mind hearing stuff from the other perspective every now and then.

thirtyandseven on April 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Anyone still supporting Santorum at this point is an Obama supporter.

Which is basically what Rubio was saying in a polite way.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Your eagerness to expel Romney’s critics from the Republican party frankly makes YOU sound more like an Obama supporter.

Doomberg on April 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Mitt good enough for 41%

But he will lose to Obama just like Dole, Ford, McCain and GW Bush which all lost when they ran to the center. Regan proved conservatives win and since then no moderate has ever won the general.

Steveangell on April 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Spare me the hyperbole. This race is over. Romney has an insurmountable lead and Newt and Rick know it. They’ve all but admitted as Rubio stated that their only strategery left is to stay in the race, attempt to deny Mittens the necessary 1,144 delegates required to officially clinch the nomination, and hope that somehow one or both of them wind up on the ticket at a brokered convention. That’s not only a pipe dream, but it’s a recipe for disaster and alll but assures Obama gets reelected.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 2:38 PM

The only thing that “all but assures Obama gets reelected” is having Mitt Romney on the ballot as his opponent.

And Romney does not have an insurmountable lead until he has 1,144 delegates. In fact, 60% of all the GOP voters have been voting against him. If he is that toxic in his own party, how do you think he will fare in the general election?

Regardless, though, even if it were true that there was absolutely no way for anyone to succeed against Romney, I’m tired of the “everyone should get out now or we won’t be able to defeat Obama” line. It’s simply not true. The average voter doesn’t pay a bit of attention to any of this until after Labor Day. There’s plenty of time after the convention to mount an effective campaign against Obama. I’d even argue that having a shorter general election campaign benefits the Republicans versus months and months of the Obama war machine attacking them.

Shump on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Marco Rubio: The primary is over and it’s time now to concede

…the General. Hopefully in 2016 we won’t run another liberal Rino.

Buckshot Bill on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

George W. Bush endorsed him as well? Or is that a typo?

NextGenerationVoters on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

If he did, Hot Air never gave it a headline. I didn’t see that. His father has endorsed Mitt. I haven’t seen a word from W. about this primary, though.

Right Mover on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Mitt good enough for 41%

Steveangell on April 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Anyone remember when the knock was Romney couldn’t crack 30%? Good times, good times…

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

How about this, Marco: let the members of the party vote for whom they wish to see as nominee.

Dante on April 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM

They have. The Republican primary voters have picked Romney. He’s up well over a million votes over the next candidate. Enough voters have spoken to make it inevitable.

Should they structure the primaries differently? Probably. But they didn’t. Blame Michael Steele.

talkingpoints on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Now you did it! The Romney haters just turned into “earthers.”

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:47 PM

LOL there’s gotta be an episode of South Park in there somewhere!

thirtyandseven on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

Steveangell on April 5, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Thanks Rush for that brilliant and tired analysis we would have received if we were listening to you on the radio.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:50 PM

“They canceled the remaining primaries and awarded Romney a majority of delegates?”

No, it is just that there is no rational way Romney can avoid getting the majority of the delegates at this point.

For example: Pennsylvania. Santorum could win the vote there by 99% and still not get a single delegate because in Pennsylvania the delegates are not allocated by popular vote. The delegates run for direct election themselves. You go in to vote and you see on the ballot your favorite for President, you make that vote, and then you see a choice of delegates. You vote for your favorite delegate directly. The candidate that the delegate is supporting is not on the ballot. The delegates that are chosen to be on the ballot are chosen by the local Republican committee.

So if the local committee has decided to support Romney, all the delegates on your ballot might be Romney delegates.

In other words, Pennsylvania doesn’t mean anything to Santorum as far as delegates go and with the party basically falling behind Romney as their candidate, all (or nearly all) of the delegates are likely to go Romney no matter what the popular vote is.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

I’d rather not let Rubio’s DREAM come true.

BKennedy on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Not that you crybaby Romney haters have anything to do with that.

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Won me over.

You should teach Marketing 101.

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

same line Crist’s allies were using against Rubio in the Fl primary.

NWFLConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

And you won’t see one either, because this isn’t about rational thought, this is pure emotion talking.

Besides, “sound more conservative and more invincible as the actual GOP nominee.” is EXACTLY what all Republicans should be doing no matter WHO the nominee is.

Can you imagine the spinning that would be done when the Democrats were to start broadcasting Santorum saying that people have no right to privacy from the federal government in his own words out of his own mouth? Santorum would be utterly destroyed as a candidate in about 48 hours if he got the nomination.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:46 PM

I wonder if the shoe were on the other foot, Santorum were leading big and Romney was hanging around, would you be so quick to encourage Mitt to concede?

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Romney haters (aka as Conservatives for Obama) have a new slogan.

If you like your Obama you can keep your Obama.

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Marco Rubio: Screw those 19 states that have yet to vote. The primary is over and it’s time now to nominate ME as VP!!!

Arrogant lil GOP insider poser!

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Hey Madison…you know who should decide when someone wants to express their opinion that another candidate should concede?

Anyone who feels like it. When they feel like it.

Not you.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

Hey Count…you know who should decide when someone should express their opinion about what a politician said?

Anyone who feels like it. When they feel like it.

Not you.

We can go round and round, buddy. The simple fact is that anyone can run for president, and so-called Tea Party Republicans should respect that fact instead of lecturing others on leaving the race then they think it’s nifty. The same goes for lecturing others on not wanting to vote for a candidate they find to be crappy.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

“Mitt good enough for 41%”

In a four way race that is excellent.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Doomberg on April 5, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Your criticism is unfounded and worthless since Romney is the most conservative (least liberal?) candidate in the field.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Silly child. We don’t hate Sketchy. We just refuse to support liberal 0bama clones, aka. RonMe.

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Romney haters (aka as Conservatives for Obama) have a new slogan.

If you like your Obama you can keep your Obama.

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:53 PM

“Fear Mitt, but fear Obama more” — Romney 2012

Schadenfreude on April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

There comes a point when the good of the party trumps Newt Gingrich’s ego or any other candidate’s campaign.everything else.

Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

FTFY. And you’re wrong. The good of the party is always secondary to the good of the voters, and many of those voters are refusing to give Romney their support. Who are you to tell them they are unimportant?

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I wonder if the shoe were on the other foot, Santorum were leading big and Romney was hanging around, would you be so quick to encourage Mitt to concede?

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

Yup.

I just want that putz in the White House, kicked to the curb with his suitcases and his brood in two, on January 20, 2013.

Mitt’s out nominee, so be it. Now let’s roll.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

I can’t wait for my next fundraising letter from Mr. Rubio… I’m gonna send it back with a not so nice note. More severely conservative spin please, we’re gonna need all we can get..

kringeesmom on April 5, 2012 at 2:57 PM

The same goes for lecturing others on not wanting to vote for a candidate they find to be crappy.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

Then stop lecturing us on why your crappy candidates should remain in the race when they have no chance of winning the nomination.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Your criticism is unfounded and worthless since Romney is the most conservative (least liberal?) candidate in the field.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 2:55 PM

ROTFLMAO!!!

Romneycare = 0bamacare, and if you really want to know liberal Sketchy:

Governorship of Mitt Romney

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Look at what is coming:

Pennsylvania
New York
Connecticut
Rhode Island
Delaware

Romney will win four of those by massive margins, Santorum is likely to collect a total of something close to 0 delegates from those states.

Santorum MIGHT pick up a FEW delegates in Pennsylvania, or he might pick up none, regardless of the popular vote in PA because the vote does not decide delegates, the Republican Committee does.

Santorum can not only not possibly win, he can’t realistically stop Romney from getting enough delegates to win.

It is freaking OVER and anyone that believes otherwise is, frankly, delusional.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

OK, I’ll Concede.

I’ll concede that there is not one conservative left among the leadership of the Republican party.

I’ll concede that there is no hope for America to ever again be the great nation, the land of opportunity that it used to be.

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Yup.

I just want that putz in the White House, kicked to the curb with his suitcases and his brood in two, on January 20, 2013.

Mitt’s out nominee, so be it. Now let’s roll.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:56 PM

Ok, I will give you the benefit of the doubt on that. But I’m not so sure that would be the case with some of these other Romney supporters.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 3:00 PM

By the way, folks(and Marco)…if Romney were a decent candidate, he would have locked up the primary weeks ago.

He hasn’t.

We do not have a responsibility to vote for him. He has a responsibility to give us a reason to vote for him. He has not done that.

That is the fault of one man and one man alone: Mitt Romney.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

would you be so quick to encourage Mitt to concede?

I would be scared to death and trying to tell Santorum to get all those youtube clips of him saying really stupid things pulled off the Internet.

Santorum would be absolutely destroyed. Mitt has been very charitable not to play those clips in his campaign commercials. The Democrats would not be so charitable.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Marco Rubio: The primary is over and it’s time now to concede

It’s a little early to concede the general election to Obama yet, although the nomination of Romney is a big step in that direction.

ebrown2 on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Hey Count…you know who should decide when someone should express their opinion about what a politician said?

Anyone who feels like it. When they feel like it.

Not you.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 2:54 PM

You’re the one suggesting Rubio should keep it zipped, pretending like he has the authority to throw Rick and Newt out of the race. I’m suggesting you should should keep it zipped, so as to not beclown yourself further.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Then stop lecturing us on why your crappy candidates should remain in the race when they have no chance of winning the nomination.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Far as I know MadCon is no Santorum/Gingrich supporter. He pretty much hates them all equally, a pretty respectable stance in my view, considering who the field consists of.

thirtyandseven on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Oh, I thought you were going to concede that you were a Democrat Moby troll over here trying to demoralize Republicans.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Then stop lecturing us on why your crappy candidates should remain in the race when they have no chance of winning the nomination.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

Your crappy candidate hasn’t garnered enough support to make the candidates leave. That is his fault, not ours.

And I don’t support any of the candidates, so quit misrepresenting me.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Holy crap – the other night I learned that not only was Romney a worthless no good lying RINO/Marxist, but Paul Ryan was too.

Now Rubio sucks, as well? Who knew?

ABO,BR, apparently.

kjl291 on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I’m suggesting you should should keep it zipped, so as to not beclown yourself further.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Wow. You’re an a*shole.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Marco, I worked my butt off to help get you elected, but you are starting to irritate the crap out of me.

katy the mean old lady on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

That is the fault of one man and one man alone: Mitt Romney.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Or it’s the fault of anti-free speech, pseudo-conservative nihilists like you.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

I wonder if the shoe were on the other foot, Santorum were leading big and Romney was hanging around, would you be so quick to encourage Mitt to concede?

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 2:52 PM

of course not .. Mitt has been running longer … it is his turn … he is Mr. Electability …. lets all jump off the cliff now and save time …
someday the GOP will learn … progressive republicans lose … conservative republicans win … it is simple … but no …. can’t do that ….

conservative tarheel on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

OK, I’ll Concede.

I’ll concede that there is not one conservative left among the leadership of the Republican party.

I’ll concede that there is no hope for America to ever again be the great nation, the land of opportunity that it used to be.

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Yes, the choice is between giving the U.S. a Viking funeral under Obama, or letting it lapse into irreversible senility under Mittens.

Let the Joyous Festival of American Decay begin!

ebrown2 on April 5, 2012 at 3:04 PM

Wow. You’re an a*shole.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Thanks – back at ya, chump.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

There comes a point when the good of the party trumps Newt the fate of the nation
Happy Nomad on April 5, 2012 at 2:45 PM

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

By the way, folks(and Marco)…if Romney were a decent candidate, he would have locked up the primary weeks ago.

He hasn’t.

We do not have a responsibility to vote for him. He has a responsibility to give us a reason to vote for him. He has not done that.

That is the fault of one man and one man alone: Mitt Romney.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Right, because look how quickly Bill Clinton and Barack Obama locked up their primaries. And as we know neither of them went on to win the Presidency by decisive margins.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:58 PM

I’ve got a better idea. Why don’t YOU stop lecturing us on why your crappy candidate should remain in the race when Sketchy has NO chance of winning the White House.

Obama (D) Romney (R) Spread
47.7 43.6 Obama +4.1

DannoJyd on April 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

I would be scared to death and trying to tell Santorum to get all those youtube clips of him saying really stupid things pulled off the Internet.

Santorum would be absolutely destroyed. Mitt has been very charitable not to play those clips in his campaign commercials. The Democrats would not be so charitable.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

Now this is what I’m getting at. You would find Santorum (again if he and Romney switched places) a weak candidate heading into the general and figure he would lose. That’s the feeling that many of the ABR’s have about Mitt. You need to respect that not everyone views Romney the way you do. You would be saying many of the same things that the ABR’s are saying if Santorum were up big over Romney.

Bitter Clinger on April 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Mitt has been very charitable not to play those clips in his campaign commercials. The Democrats would not be so charitable.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

as will be demo’d when the Dems destroy Mitt with youtube ….

conservative tarheel on April 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Guys… I feel really stupid, but did George W Bush endorse anyone?

MeatHeadinCA on April 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

Or it’s the fault of anti-free speech, pseudo-conservative nihilists like you.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:03 PM

Wow. You’re a serious a*shole.

I am conservative, and I am in favor of free speech. Apparently, you’re not. You’d rather I keep my mouth shut and not tell people whose salaries I pay if what they’re saying is inappropriate. You’d also rather that candidates you don’t like just get out of the race because you don’t like them, primary process be damned. And you have the balls to call me pseudo-conservative?

As I said. Serious a*shole.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:06 PM

I’m suggesting you should should keep it zipped, so as to not beclown yourself further.

The Count on April 5, 2012 at 3:01 PM

I just LOVE Mittwits! So charming, so debonair, so persuasive!
So slobbery.

katy the mean old lady on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Oh, I thought you were going to concede that you were a Democrat Moby troll over here trying to demoralize Republicans.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

You know, one could make a pretty strong case that Romney was a “Democrat Moby troll” trying to demoralize Republicans.

Buckshot Bill on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

I don’t think George W. has endorsed. It would probably be better if he stayed mostly out of this election.

acasilaco on April 5, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Thanks, that’s what I was thinking.

MeatHeadinCA on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Your crappy candidate hasn’t garnered enough support to make the candidates leave. That is his fault, not ours.

And I don’t support any of the candidates, so quit misrepresenting me.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Just because Gingrich and Santorum are too stupid or vain to leave, isn’t Romney’s fault. They have ZERO chance of getting the nomination.

Seems to me you’re supporting Obama.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 3:07 PM

Oh, I thought you were going to concede that you were a Democrat Moby troll over here trying to demoralize Republicans.

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

Let them troll. Demoralized Republicans are more likely to vote against Obama, than dead people, illegal aliens, and Democrats who made that mistake in 2008 are to vote for Obama.

Roy Rogers on April 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

If Santorum is the “conservative” hill to die on, it must be smaller than a speed bump.

NoDonkey on April 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM

..if you’re gonna keep posting stuff like this, I am going to stop eating my lunch at my desk. Lost another monitor and keyboard to food-and-beverage splatter.

;-)

The War Planner on April 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

crosspatch on April 5, 2012 at 3:02 PM

You know better than that. I have been here since day one, and always espoused the most conservative values.

LegendHasIt on April 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

Right, because look how quickly Bill Clinton and Barack Obama locked up their primaries. And as we know neither of them went on to win the Presidency by decisive margins.

Doughboy on April 5, 2012 at 3:05 PM

Because I argued that people who haven’t won’t the primary by this time will never win.

I never argued that candidates in a primary should campaign as long as they damned well please, especially if people still want to support them.

MadisonConservative on April 5, 2012 at 3:08 PM

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