Gingrich: I’ll support Mitt Romney if he becomes the nominee

posted at 8:31 pm on April 8, 2012 by Tina Korbe

Well, I should think so. After such a long campaign to beat him, then stop him, then force him to “earn” the nomination, though, I guess it wasn’t always guaranteed that Newt Gingrich would support Mitt Romney if he becomes the nominee. It’s now confirmed, though. Gingrich said it himself on Fox News Sunday:

“I think you have to be realistic, given the size of his organization, given the number of primaries he’s won, he is far and away the most likely Republican nominee,” Gingrich said …

“If he does get to 1,144 delegates, I’ll support him and I’ll do everything I can this fall to help him defeat Obama because the primary goal of the entire Republican party has to be to defeat Barack Obama,” he said.

“This makes this maybe the most important election of our lifetime.”

Gingrich also said he’ll return to a “post-political” career if (when?) he doesn’t secure the nomination — but it’s hard to know exactly what he has in mind. Gingrich’s health care think tank recently declared bankruptcy, while his record-setting political action group, American Solutions, shut down in July 2011. Gingrich Productions, which Callista runs, is still operating, and I’m sure Newt has a book or two or three in him yet.

In the meantime, he’s turned his attention to affecting the platform the eventual GOP nominee will adopt, pushing robust energy policies, a plank to explicitly defend religious liberty and private Social Security accounts. The question still stands, though: Why will he not drop out? He must think he’s in a greater position to influence the ultimate platform while he can still steal delegates from Romney than he would be otherwise. He’s recovering his dignity by changing his focus to the platform rather than the horserace, though, and by acknowledging the reality that Mitt Romney will be the nominee — and, at this point, has pretty nearly earned it.



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not possible….above all Rom’s is a people pleaser. He will nominate conservative justices, and I seriously doubt any judgeships will be up during the next four years.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:06 AM

So you HOPE he’s CHANGEd since being governor of MA? :) Good luck!

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:12 AM

How are they going to drag his weak butt to 270 EV’s? Super glue a real conservative to him, like McCain tried?

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:10 AM

I think he’s allergic…

Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:16 AM

Hey Buckshot! He’s a “conservative” president, in a conservative nation. He’s not a blue state douche from Mass anymore.

At least I hope so :) effin’ mittens

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:21 AM

not only that but severely conservative

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:22 AM

where’s the gdarn QOTEaster? I’m not liking the snark on this board.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:26 AM

not only that but severely conservative

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:22 AM

You know, he really is an incompetent politician. Bush on his worst day wouldn’t say “Severely” when he meant “Strongly”.

And the dog-roof thing is just plain dumb and weird. Who does that? Especially someone planning on entering politics.

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:27 AM

where’s the gdarn QOTEaster? I’m not liking the snark on this board.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:26 AM

The spaghetti monster ate it.

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:28 AM

Is it just you and me Buckshot?

Try a 30.06.

It’ll take down a buck a lot quicker and then you’ve got freezer meat for 4 months.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:33 AM

You know, he really is an incompetent politician. Bush on his worst day wouldn’t say “Severely” when he meant “Strongly”.

at least we can both agree mittens is incompetent, just not to the degree of the socialist Kenyan.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:34 AM

incompetent, just not to the degree of the socialist Kenyan.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:34 AM

I don’t think the obamanation is incompetent. He, and his minions, are doing whatever can be done to 1) push their socialist agenda and, 2) demean, demoralize and diminish America — both at home and abroad…

Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:41 AM

I think we can both agree this is Dr Pepper’s fault too

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:41 AM

Is it just you and me Buckshot?

Try a 30.06.

It’ll take down a buck a lot quicker and then you’ve got freezer meat for 4 months.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:33 AM

Hogwash, try a F-150, it’ll take out a herd. Gets expensive banging out the dents though. But you can use any time of year, without being arrested for Poaching. So that’s a plus. Meat isn’t much good afterwards, though.

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:42 AM

Gohawgs! The O’s are 3-0! We’re going undefeated this year!

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:43 AM

“Wow, I think we’ve outlasted the Trolls, for once.”

I’ve always wanted to try hunting with an Atlatl. I’ve hunted with an actual flintlock, black powder rifle once but didn’t get anything. It was a fun day, though.

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:44 AM

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:42 AM

haha…I go foreign with trucks. I know! But my Titan with deer catcher hasn’t failed me yet.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:45 AM

Gohawgs! The O’s are 3-0! We’re going undefeated this year!

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:43 AM

Maybe NOT. Especially since they don’t have my former neighbor playing 3rd. Or Boog at 1st…

Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:48 AM

Well, I’m going down quick. About to pass out. I wish I didn’t have to work tomorrow. Good nite all, happy hunting – er – Easter!

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:50 AM

Lance Berkman is my neighbor on my Llano ranch. Good man.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:51 AM

later buckshot

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:52 AM

Lance Berkman is my neighbor on my Llano ranch. Good man.

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:51 AM

He is that. Especially since he’s playing for the Cards and not the LAstros…

Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:53 AM

See ya, BB…

Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:54 AM

I’m outta here too…QOTEaster would have been funner :-)

later Gohawgs

DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:57 AM

Me, too…

Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:59 AM

Did anyone notice a John “Mittens” Kerry moment on Sunday? Nice wet suit! This is the guy that will end Obama’s terror hold on the country? Good luck, at least Gingrich is willing to call mittens out.

jjnco73 on April 9, 2012 at 6:24 AM

Boy, with Mitt as the nominee……what is he 9 points down now in Gallup?,,,,,traffic at Hot Air should plummet.

Party like its 1976, or 1992, or 1996, or 2008 all over again.

Another moderate/ Progressive RINO as the nominee? At least Newt would have generated some headlines.

Wake me after Labor Day. Yawwwwwwn.

PappyD61 on April 9, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 4:12 AM
Gohawgs on April 9, 2012 at 4:16 AM
DHChron on April 9, 2012 at 4:21 AM
jjnco73 on April 9, 2012 at 6:24 AM
PappyD61 on April 9, 2012 at 6:55 AM

Yeah, yeah, yeah. Get it all out of your system now. Cry your little eyes out.

And then clue in to the fact that Mitt is the nominee and will win the election. That he’s just the man we need at this time. That just because he isn’t your idea of what a “true conservative” is, he is indeed the prefect candidate to lead this nation back to the path of prosperity.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:16 AM

So you are suggesting we (GOP) pick a candidate at the convention who has possibly never even ran in 2012 GOP Primary??..:)

Dire Straits on April 9, 2012 at 12:45 AM

Sure. Why not ignore the will of the millions of voters who chose Romney when some back room deal can be concocted by the elite powers that be who know better than all the rest of us? What could go wrong?

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

Sure. Why not ignore the will of the millions of voters who chose Romney when some back room deal can be concocted by the elite powers that be who know better than all the rest of us? What could go wrong?

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:30 AM

You’re confused again. That’s how we got Romney.

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 7:31 AM

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Romney 4,595,908
Santorum 3,209,301
Gingrich 2,284,557
Paul 1,191,026

Spread Romney +1,386,607

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

MjBrutus
Ya right, and the day after the election when your stunned because your hero lost to the worst president evah, don’t go away mad, just go away……… moron……..

angrymike on April 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Cite your source, please.

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 7:36 AM

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 7:36 AM

2012 Republican Popular Vote

Real Clear Politics

Happy?

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:38 AM

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:38 AM

Sure. Given your history, it might have been from Kos. :)

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 7:40 AM

Way late to this party and I hope eveyone`s Easter was fantastic, sooo…

— and, at this point, has pretty nearly earned it.

Ummm sorry Tina, Mitt will be the nominee but he did NOT eran it, it was handed to him on a platter by the RNC, period.

NY Conservative on April 9, 2012 at 7:43 AM

holy fail at blockquoting….sigh, need.more.coffee.

NY Conservative on April 9, 2012 at 7:44 AM

MjBrutus
Ya right, and the day after the election when your stunned because your hero lost to the worst president evah, don’t go away mad, just go away……… moron……..
angrymike on April 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

.
One detail you knuckleheads kicking and screaming all the way to Tampa seem to forget is that, while you despise Mittens as unqualified, you DON’T HAVE A BETTER CHOICE FOR A CANDIDATE FOR NOVEMBER- Do you ?

So
Reality is a witch, but you gotta start living in it.

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 7:53 AM

Did anyone notice a John “Mittens” Kerry moment on Sunday? Nice wet suit! This is the guy that will end Obama’s terror hold on the country? Good luck, at least Gingrich is willing to call mittens out.

jjnco73 on April 9, 2012 at 6:24 AM

I mean, could we have anymore John Kerry deja vu. I hope his campaign rethinks any pictures of Romney in a tank wearing a helmet or a in a pastel colored hazmat suit. Something about these Massachusetts snobs.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 7:54 AM

FlaMurph
its not all about hating on mitt, some of the shills for mitt really get my goat. Ppl like bluegill and Brutus who almost make it a cult like following. Its really sickening …….

angrymike on April 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Romney 4,595,908
Santorum 3,209,301
Gingrich 2,284,557
Paul 1,191,026

Spread Romney +1,386,607

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

Meaning that Romney has “earned” a whopping 40.7% of the total votes cast for those 4 candidates (and possibly even a smaller percentage if you consider the total votes cast for all candidates, including votes for candidates beyond that list of 4).

40.7% is really very weak, especially when you consider that Romney has been given every possible advantage (money, media, endorsements, etc.).

And I’ll repeat something I posted earlier…

Behold, the list of places where Romney has actually “earned” a majority (rather than just a plurality) of votes:

Nevada
Virginia (where Gingrich and Santorum were not on the ballot)
Massachusetts
Idaho
Northern Marianas
Guam
Puerto Rico
District of Columbia (where Santorum was not on the ballot)

Even after having been given every possible advantage, Romney still wasn’t able to win a majority in 2 out of 3 of the primaries on April 3rd (Maryland and Wisconsin)… the only place he did was D.C.

If Romney were a half-decent candidate, he would have pulled in 80% of the vote in all 3 primaries on April 3rd.

Why didn’t he?

In my opinion it’s because a majority of the Republican Primary electorate DO NOT TRUST HIM. They don’t believe that he will do what he says, because he has a track record of “progressive” positions, even to the point of saying his “views are progressive”. He also has a track record of saying one thing, and then doing the opposite (like saying late on Feb 5, 2008 that he would battle “all the way to the convention”, and then quitting less than 48 hours later, while being dishonest about his reasons for breaking his word and quitting).

ITguy on April 9, 2012 at 8:08 AM

its not all about hating on mitt, some of the shills for mitt really get my goat. Ppl like bluegill and Brutus who almost make it a cult like following. Its really sickening …….

angrymike on April 9, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Not only that, but as much as we want ruthlessness and agression against Obama in this election the fact that I have to go to CNN to find out anything about how Rick Santorum’s daughter is doing in the hospital while Matt Drudge’s Romney orgasmathon only posts pictures of Romney and his brood frolicking on the beach is very cold and distasteful to me. It gives me pause and is a reminder of why I hated politics in the first place.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 8:11 AM

Nice wet suit!
jjnco73 on April 9, 2012 at 6:24 AM
I mean, could we have anymor Something about these Massachusetts snobs.
mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 7:54 AM

.
you closet Obie sych’s are all wee weed up because Mittens didn’t go shirtless like your scrawny Obie messiah did. Mittens is all hetero male and that pisses you off. Too bad. You should taken another of your OWS shots at the Mittens beach house- it’s just not fair, is it ?

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

ITguy on April 9, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Spin, spin, spin. So you put the bar as high as you please and then complain when he doesn’t hurdle it. The fact is that we have votes spread across 4, count ‘em, 4 candidates. Mitt has captured close to 40% of the vote. And he has well over 1/2 the total delegates awarded.

More importantly, he has done so while maintaining prime position to run a general election campaign. He did not pander to get those votes, as his rivals have. That means he has much less to walk back and much less baggage to haul along with him going forward. He could have gotten more primary votes, but he is smart enough to know that the big prize lays ahead of him. Pity that more on the right are not so perceptive.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Pity that more on the right are not so perceptive.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

As opposed to folks like you on the Left?

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 8:25 AM

I guess it wasn’t always guaranteed that Newt Gingrich would support Mitt Romney if he becomes the nominee.

Huh? I believe Newt has always said that they would all unite in the end and support the nominee. Maybe we should leave the guessing out of this.

lynncgb on April 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM

you closet Obie sych’s are all wee weed up because Mittens didn’t go shirtless like your scrawny Obie messiah did. Mittens is all hetero male and that pisses you off. Too bad. You should taken another of your OWS shots at the Mittens beach house- it’s just not fair, is it ?

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

Yeah, nice try. Unfortunately, there are plenty of us that go for more than just beach shots like your heroes. We want a man of substance and the best candidate. Not the one with the best manicure. So between the line between and the difference between O and Rmnoney, even on the beach, is getting blurred.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 8:29 AM

Pity that more on the right are not so perceptive.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

As opposed to folks like you on the Left?

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Typical accusation. Anyone who suggests that TrueCon purity is not the way to win a general election must be a leftist, right? Sheesh.

Priscilla on April 9, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Priscilla on April 9, 2012 at 8:33 AM

Why are you supporters insulting Conservatives? Isn’t Mitt supposed to be one?

kingsjester on April 9, 2012 at 8:36 AM

Even after having been given every possible advantage, Romney still wasn’t able to win a majority in 2 out of 3 of the primaries on April 3rd (Maryland and Wisconsin)… the only place he did was D.C.

ITguy on April 9, 2012 at 8:08 AM

Yeah, guess who wasn’t allowed to be on the ballot in DC. Let’s not forget that a lot of the primaries like in DC and VA were rigged to make sure Romney is a shoe-in. Of course, the electorate’s rejection of Romney so far wasn’t anticipated and is giving the RNC heartburn, I’m sure. I say rigged because here in DC the rules are so ridiculous and slanted that Jon Huntsman was allowed to be on the ballot even though he dropped out long ago.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM

he has much less to walk back and much less baggage to haul along with him going forward.

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 8:19 AM

To make that claim about Mitt Romney, the self-described “progressive” who helped birth Obamacare, is ludicrous.

ITguy on April 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Yeah, guess who wasn’t allowed to be on the ballot in DC. …. I say rigged because here in DC the rules are so ridiculous and slanted that Jon Huntsman was allowed to be on the ballot even though he dropped out long ago.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 8:42 AM

Wasn’t allowed to be on the ballot? More like didn’t even try.

By Jan. 4, candidates had to either collect 296 signatures and pay $5,000 to the D.C. GOP, or forgo the signatures entirely and pay a higher fee of $10,000….

Santorum’s campaign did not pay the fee, nor did it request a petition for signatures, according to a board official. In fact, the Santorum camp made no contact with the D.C. Board of Elections, the official said.

Link.

Syzygy on April 9, 2012 at 9:07 AM

To make that claim about Mitt Romney, the self-described “progressive” who helped birth Obamacare, is ludicrous.

ITguy on April 9, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Good postings. The arrogance and blowing off of conservatives is mind boggling. I look at the Drudge picture of Romney prancing around on the beach and it’s not the 1976 election that comes to mind but 2004. Only this time Obama is the unpopular incumbent and we’re getting stuck with “John Kerry” candidate. The world is totally turning upside down. And we’re just supposed to shut up and march on like good little soldiers even when we see the suicidal tendencies and pending damage to the republican party.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 9:09 AM

The RNC has definitely rigged this election. The things we have learned about them in the past 18 months is not comforting. It appears none of them are honest or even care about the country. It’s all about their power over us. Not much choice between Obama and the RNC. It’s time for another party. Constitutional Conservatives. Yeah, baby. That’s the ticket.

BetseyRoss on April 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

The RNC has definitely rigged this election. The things we have learned about them in the past 18 months is not comforting. It appears none of them are honest or even care about the country. It’s all about their power over us. Not much choice between Obama and the RNC. It’s time for another party. Constitutional Conservatives. Yeah, baby. That’s the ticket.

BetseyRoss on April 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Yep, here’s the ugly hellish face of the Romneyite establishment, revealed:

Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), now a D.C. lobbyist, warned that a robust bloc of rabble-rousers spells further Senate dysfunction. “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples,” Lott said in an interview. “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.”

But Lott said he’s not expecting a tea-party sweep. “I still have faith in the visceral judgment of the American people,” he said.

Romney is punishment for 2010 from the Republican elites, never forget that.

ebrown2 on April 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Buckshot Bill on April 9, 2012 at 3:39 AM

Mittens aka candidate weathervane
it depends on who he is talking to and what the polls say
as to what his positions are …
but he is “severely” conservative and is Mr. Electability ….
just understand what your buying …

in nov I am voting against Obama …
but I think Romney is gonna lose …
there is NO joy in this guys nomination …
money can’t buy a fired up base …

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2012 at 9:42 AM

No, Newt should not drop out. All Newt was doing was giving a realistic political prognostication and stating he would be a loyal Republican. Newt remains commmitted to winning the GOP nomination because he believes (and so do I) that he is the best candidate.

Romney would be a mistake. While Newt was a “Young Turk” captain in the Reagan Revolution and then as Speaker forced Bill Clinton to balanced budgets and welfare reform, Romney voted for Democrats Jimmy Carter, Walter Mondale and Paul Tsongas. Romney’s only time in public office was as a one-term Massachusetts Governor (2002-2006), and during that one term, Romney raised fees and taxes, was adamantly pro-abortion rights, increased spending, appointed liberal pro-abortion rights Democrats to the state judiciary, oversaw Massachusetts being 47th in the country in job growth, and championed RomneyCare (socialized medicine at the state level), which Romney has never disavowed, which resulted in billions of dollars of sky rocketing health care costs and which is the precursor to ObamaCare (socialized medicine at the national level). When Romney left office, he had a 35% approval rate/65% disapproval rate.

At a time when we need to confront Obama on a profound philosophical basis, which Newt would do, we are seeing a liberal, one-term Massachusetts Governor pushed forward, fueled by tens of millions of dollars of negative, false attack ads, first on Newt and more recently on Santorum. To quote Thomas Sowell in his March 19 column “The ‘Inevitability’ Vote”: “It is truer in this election than in most that ‘it takes a candidate to beat a candidate.’ And that candidate has to offer both himself and his vision. Massive ad campaigns against rivals is not a vision.”

Phil Byler on April 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

The Republican voters are picking Romney, or rather turned off of the other candidates. They are easily swayed by negative campaigning and large ticket donors are fearful of backing any candidate with known skeletons in their closet. It should not be like this, like our actual vote, who we back for public office should be something we are allowed to keep secret.

The progressives have so hen pecked the nation that we now force anyone who donates to a candidate to be identified for retaliation no matter how small the donation. This required self identification that is later made public is no less of a burden on my vote than being forced to pull the lever for my candidate openly in a public forum. My $25 donation required that I give out a large amount of information about myself. My name will be prominent in documents where anyone who chooses to use that information against me can do so.

Think I am insane? maybe you should ask some of the people who donated money to the defense of marriage groups in California.

astonerii on April 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

Romney campaign pulls PA ads today.

http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_790520.html?_s_icmp=NetworkHeadlines

Philly on April 9, 2012 at 10:00 AM

astonerii on April 9, 2012 at 9:48 AM

You do realize that you can anonymously donate all you want to Obama… right?

A. Weasel on April 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

At a time when we need to confront Obama on a profound philosophical basis, which Newt would do, we are seeing a liberal, one-term Massachusetts Governor pushed forward, fueled by tens of millions of dollars of negative, false attack ads, first on Newt and more recently on Santorum. To quote Thomas Sowell in his March 19 column “The ‘Inevitability’ Vote”: “It is truer in this election than in most that ‘it takes a candidate to beat a candidate.’ And that candidate has to offer both himself and his vision. Massive ad campaigns against rivals is not a vision.”

Phil Byler on April 9, 2012 at 9:44 AM

It shows the profound unseriousness of those who foist such a contemptible political incompetent to go up against our Marxist Overlord. They only hate him for the same reason that upper-class English anti-Semites hated Hitler, i.e. his crudities expose the evils of their statism.

ebrown2 on April 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Even if you live in Moscow.

A. Weasel on April 9, 2012 at 10:04 AM

You do realize that you can anonymously donate all you want to Obama… right?

A. Weasel on April 9, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Yeah, I do. But even if Obama allows it, it does not make it legal. I also do not support Obama.

astonerii on April 9, 2012 at 10:11 AM

MjBrutus
Ya right, and the day after the election when your stunned because your hero lost to the worst president evah, don’t go away mad, just go away……… moron……..

angrymike on April 9, 2012 at 7:34 AM

that alone is gonna make it almost worth it ….
listening to all the b*tching and moaning ….
and how it is gonna be all the conservatives fault …

conservative tarheel on April 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

It’s been a bloody primary but it’s now over. Gingrich knows it as well as anyone else.

Can’t we all agree to take down Obama now?

Zybalto on April 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

It’s been a bloody primary but it’s now over. Gingrich knows it as well as anyone else.

Can’t we all agree to take down Obama now?

Zybalto on April 9, 2012 at 11:46 AM

I’d like to ask if we can focus entirely on winning the House and Senate. Completely.

If we win there but lose the White House, it’ll be 4 year of keeping that overgrown toddler from doing anything serious. But if we lose, the POTUS race is utterly pointless. Romney has the spine of a wet noodle and if Obama gets another libtard-controlled Clowngress…I don’t wanna think about it.

MelonCollie on April 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

I’d like to ask if we can focus entirely on winning the House and Senate. Completely.

If we win there but lose the White House, it’ll be 4 year of keeping that overgrown toddler from doing anything serious. But if we lose, the POTUS race is utterly pointless. Romney has the spine of a wet noodle and if Obama gets another libtard-controlled Clowngress…I don’t wanna think about it.

MelonCollie on April 9, 2012 at 12:00 PM

OOOOOOKKKK

Can we start…y’know….not attacking our candidate and trying to win the whitehouse?

It’s winnable.
Bad job numbers just came out.
Gas in spiking through the roof.

Romney is by trade an economic Mr. Fixit….. we can use that.
Romney proved to be a decent debater…that’s a good thing.

again, can we….y’know…try to win?

Zybalto on April 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM

Zybalto on April 9, 2012 at 12:06 PM

It’ll be like not noticing a 500-pound pink gorilla in the room, but I’ll do my best. At this point, barring a miracle, it looks like this is the horse the right is going to ride and that’s that.

MelonCollie on April 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM

The RNC has definitely rigged this election. The things we have learned about them in the past 18 months is not comforting. It appears none of them are honest or even care about the country. It’s all about their power over us. Not much choice between Obama and the RNC. It’s time for another party. Constitutional Conservatives. Yeah, baby. That’s the ticket.

BetseyRoss on April 9, 2012 at 9:11 AM

Yep, here’s the ugly hellish face of the Romneyite establishment, revealed:

Former Senate majority leader Trent Lott (R-Miss.), now a D.C. lobbyist, warned that a robust bloc of rabble-rousers spells further Senate dysfunction. “We don’t need a lot of Jim DeMint disciples,” Lott said in an interview. “As soon as they get here, we need to co-opt them.”

But Lott said he’s not expecting a tea-party sweep. “I still have faith in the visceral judgment of the American people,” he said.
Romney is punishment for 2010 from the Republican elites, never forget that.

ebrown2 on April 9, 2012 at 9:38 AM

Yes, it’s crap like this that is a big part of the reason why I won’t support Romney — supporting Romney means supporting the Trent Lott types who seem to be the real power in the GOP. And why should I support them? One reason why I don’t vote Democrat is that Democrats pull the same shenanigans.

And why should I help the GOP win if they never do anything about what the Democrats have done? I don’t go to the voting booth just to support the GOP’s right to get the best congressional committee chairmanships and the biggest perks and the swankiest office space, you know.

Romney is just more of the same of what we’ve already got. America will go to ruin a little more slowly with the GOP than with Obama and the Democrats, but that’s about all we can expect. The Republicans talk big sometimes, but very little happens afterward.

Aitch748 on April 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

It’ll be like not noticing a 500-pound pink gorilla in the room, but I’ll do my best. At this point, barring a miracle, it looks like this is the horse the right is going to ride and that’s that.

MelonCollie on April 9, 2012 at 12:15 PM

That’s the spirit!

Obama is the worst thing to happen to this country in a long time and we need to support the winner, regardless of the taste left over from the primaries.

A lot of wasted energy in these threads that could be used attacking the real threat and not just from ABRs.

Zybalto on April 9, 2012 at 12:35 PM

Aitch748 on April 9, 2012 at 12:30 PM

ALL of the candidates (except Paul in some ways) have a ton of warts from the big spending Republican years……….but it doesn’t matter.

We have them all running scared and pushing platforms that are, in many ways, to the right of Reagan.

You need to let go of your pessimistic view and work towards crushing Obama in the general. Romney will be far more Conservative than you realize simply due to the fact that the party has drastically changed since 2010.

Zybalto on April 9, 2012 at 12:42 PM

VP suggestion: she’s a woman. she’s latina. she’s got foreign affairs expertise. she’s from florida.she’s great on israel. she’s ileana ros-lehtinen!

wholefoodsrepublican on April 9, 2012 at 12:53 PM

You need to let go of your pessimistic view and work towards crushing Obama in the general.

Actually, no I don’t. Do you think I’m a GOP operative or something? I’m a guy who would like to have somebody I can vote for who I can believe will be part of the solution to runaway government spending and not part of the problem, and I’m not seeing anybody like that, least not in the presidential race. Gingrich might be like that, but he isn’t going to be the nominee; too many in the GOP will see to that.

Romney will be far more Conservative than you realize simply due to the fact that the party has drastically changed since 2010.

On what grounds would I believe that the party has changed so drastically that Romney the self-styled progressive would have to switch to becoming thrifty with the nation’s finances and halting the nation’s spending? I see no indication whatever that Romney would have either the balls or the inclination to go to Washington, look the big spenders (and the Democrats who refuse even to pass a budget) in the eye, and tell them he’s going to keep vetoing unnecessary crap until the level of spending goes down by X percent (and mean it).

If you like Romney, vote for him. But don’t expect me to vote for him just to help the GOP score a win because that’s not why I vote.

Aitch748 on April 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Actually, no I don’t. Do you think I’m a GOP operative or something? I’m a guy who would like to have somebody I can vote for who I can believe will be part of the solution to runaway government spending and not part of the problem, and I’m not seeing anybody like that, least not in the presidential race. Gingrich might be like that, but he isn’t going to be the nominee; too many in the GOP will see to that.

Romney will be far more Conservative than you realize simply due to the fact that the party has drastically changed since 2010.
On what grounds would I believe that the party has changed so drastically that Romney the self-styled progressive would have to switch to becoming thrifty with the nation’s finances and halting the nation’s spending? I see no indication whatever that Romney would have either the balls or the inclination to go to Washington, look the big spenders (and the Democrats who refuse even to pass a budget) in the eye, and tell them he’s going to keep vetoing unnecessary crap until the level of spending goes down by X percent (and mean it).

If you like Romney, vote for him. But don’t expect me to vote for him just to help the GOP score a win because that’s not why I vote.

Aitch748 on April 9, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Wow! Well said!! The way the Romney supporters are reaching to try to find reasons for us – republicans – to vote for him and not succeeding very well does not bode well in the general already. When we’re basically being told that we have to choose the best “democrat” of the 2 that will be running. I do believe that independents and democrats are going to stick with the real thing instead of a wannabe. And that Romney is going to clean up because of his “economic” experience is bunk! He’s a corporatist and no capitalist. The only thing Romney knows how to do is make money for Mitt Romney. His questionable business ventures don’t exactly make me feel all that confident in him as an economist anyway. Other than that, we have nothing else going in his favor except running as negative a campaign against Obama as possible and hope that the electorate overlooks Romney and all his shortcomings. I can’t support a candidate who is the same as the democrat and only his political identification is different. I have never voted for a democrat and never will – and I include RINOs in that bunch.

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM

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Who else do you have ?
November’s coming.
Its always been ABO.
EgoNewt can’t even beat Grampa Ron.

Who else do you have ? (or is that Whom ?)

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM

mozalf on April 9, 2012 at 1:27 PM

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Who else do you have ?
November’s coming.
Its always been ABO.
EgoNewt can’t even beat Grampa Ron.

Who else do you have ? (or is that Whom ?)

FlaMurph on April 9, 2012 at 1:54 PM

Let’s put it this way, the Republican employment of the Clevon Little Defense from Blazing Saddles no longer convinces rational people of the validity of voting for garbage anymore.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upvZdVK913I

ebrown2 on April 9, 2012 at 5:25 PM

MJBrutus on April 9, 2012 at 7:16 AM

FO, DWE…

Mitt is not a conservative. He’s said so himself. His actions — from candidacy to candidacy — underscore his self description. He may be inevitable but, to date, he’s not been a conservative in policy, philosophy nor demeaner…

Gohawgs on April 10, 2012 at 12:16 AM

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