Quotes of the day

posted at 10:44 pm on April 11, 2012 by Allahpundit

“Rick Santorum’s decision Tuesday to suspend his campaign effectively ends the GOP nomination fight. But it doesn’t mark the start of the general election between Mitt Romney and Barack Obama. That contest has long been under way. Mr. Obama’s speech to the Associated Press last week and two appearances in Florida on Tuesday provide a glimpse of the low road the president and his campaign likely will take.

“He will distort beyond recognition his opponent’s arguments. For example, he explained to news executives at the AP that Republicans want to ‘convert more of our investments in education and research and health care into tax cuts—especially for the wealthy.’ Actually, no one has suggested that.

“No honest differences are possible with Mr. Obama. He will impugn the motives of any who disagree with him.”

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“Now, in the face of mounting attacks from Democrats and the Obama campaign, Mr. Romney is taking steps to address [the] gender gap head on. In the past week, his campaign has devised a three-pronged strategy, which it finalized Tuesday night, advisers familiar with the internal discussions said. They will try to debunk the notion that Mr. Romney’s policies have hurt women, turn the criticism back on Mr. Obama and outline how they believe women have suffered under his administration, and brand those issues in a memorable way…

“As the Romney campaign pivots to the general election, his aides will reintroduce him to voters, warming up his image by emphasizing his role as a devoted father and husband. Mr. Romney’s wife, Ann, has already made several Web videos that feature her reminiscences, along with gauzy family photos; voters are likely to see more of these. Mrs. Romney will also increase her campaign appearances; she has already begun to talk about how women tell her that they care deeply about the economy, where the campaign wants to keep its focus. Polls showed that as the Republican primary campaign dragged on, Mr. Romney began losing support with women, who may have been put off by the nominating contest’s focus on social issues like Planned Parenthood, immigration and contraception.

“‘Women voters are pocketbook voters, and the highest casualties of President Obama’s failures on the economy have been among women,’ said Eric Fehrnstrom, a senior adviser to Mr. Romney, a former governor of Massachusetts.”

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“Rick Santorum had been the last best hope of Christian conservatives who opposed Mitt Romney, derided by many as a ‘Massachusetts moderate.’ Now, facing the abrupt end of Mr. Santorum’s presidential bid, some evangelical leaders have begun to rally behind Mr. Romney, saying their shared hostility toward President Obama will be a powerful force for uniting the party in November…

“Mr. Romney, a range of evangelical leaders said, must not waver in his support for conservative principles if he hopes to tap the energies of Christian conservatives in the general campaign…

“‘Going to the general election, I will do everything I can for Governor Romney,’ [Gary Bauer] said.

“‘But his campaign has got to make it easy for me to help them,’ he added, ‘and not make it hard by being tempted to pull back on conservative issues.’”

***

“Some high-profile conservatives are warning Romney not to marginalize Santorum.

“‘If they want to be successful, they have to figure out a way to incorporate him into the campaign,’ said Family Research Council head Tony Perkins, noting that Santorum ‘could’ve held this thing out even longer.’…

“But even before Santorum left Gettysburg on Tuesday, some senior Republicans were fretting about the specter of Tampa being hijacked by one of the losing candidates and their supporters.

“‘We can’t let somebody who’s a better performer upstage Romney,’ said one influential party leader, recalling GOP conventions in 1976 (Ronald Reagan) and 1992 (Pat Buchanan) when the nominee’s message was stepped on by his chief primary opponent. ‘We can’t have another shrill speech like what Pat did in 1992 with our gender gap.’”

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“Most political professionals, including many Republicans, think that President Obama will win reëlection handily — and this belief is reflected in the betting markets. At Ladbroke’s, the British bookmaker, the odds on an Obama victory are four-to-nine, which means you have to bet ninety dollars to win forty. These odds imply that the chance of Obama winning is about sixty-nine per cent. At Intrade, an online-trading exchange, the implied probability of an Obama victory is a bit lower, but only a bit: sixty-one per cent.

“Despite having been an early proponent of the view that things were shifting in Obama’s direction, I am reluctant to embrace the new conventional wisdom that the result is virtually a foregone conclusion. If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that things can change pretty rapidly in American politics. Unlike Walter Mondale in 1984 or Bob Dole in 1996, Romney isn’t a complete no-hoper. According to a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post, three in four Americans still think that the economy is in recession, and, by a margin of four percentage points, voters trust Romney more than Obama to handle the economy.

“Clearly, though, there has been a turn. Back in October, Obama’s approval ratings were languishing in the low forties; head-to-head polls showed him lagging Romney in many battleground states, such as Florida; and the unemployment rate stood at 9.1 per cent. Since then, what a reversal of fortune we’ve seen.”

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“Conservative primary voters are more discriminating than ever, looking seriously at the flaws of old heroes like Gingrich and new saviors like Rick Perry. They are more willing to keep the primary contest going than before. All they need is a candidate to lead them.

“What if that candidate, come 2016 or 2020, is a current rather than former elected official? Someone with no votes for Medicare Part D or No Child Left Behind in his record? Someone who has governed, without tax increases or TARP bailouts? The bench will not be as depleted from the Bush years next time.

“By winning 11 primaries and caucuses, Rick Santorum was the most successful conservative insurgent since Ronald Reagan in 1976. But that still isn’t good enough. The right is seeking to emulate Reagan in 1980 instead.”

***

“Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing—in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how do—why we worry about their future. So I think it’s, yes, it’s about these positions, and yes there will be a war of words about the positions, but there’s something much more fundamental about Mitt Romney—he just seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women, and I think that comes across, and I think that’s going to hurt him over the long term. He just doesn’t really see us as equal.”

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Four to one odds? I’m betting they’re wrong.

DrStock on April 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

First!!!

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 10:46 PM

Forth…

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 10:48 PM

Vice President Tammy Bruce.

That would shock just about everyone.

aunursa on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life.

That’s right, because raising five children while battling cancer and MS isn’t really ‘work’ work.

John the Libertarian on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Third…
Now fifth..

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Beer threads are funny!

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Forget it…

Time to get OT

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

““Most political professionals, including many Republicans, think that President Obama will win reëlection handily — …”

Might as well cancel the election…

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

Real work is making rap videos for the GSA.

John the Libertarian on April 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

“Mr. Romney, a range of evangelical leaders said, must not waver in his support for conservative principles [...]”

“… should the day ever arrive when he actually manages to stumble over one or more, however inadvertently.”

Kent18 on April 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

Is this about Romney….

Let me find my old posts…
Then re-post….

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

“Despite having been an early proponent of the view that things were shifting in Obama’s direction, I am reluctant to embrace the new conventional wisdom that the result is virtually a foregone conclusion. If the past few months have taught us anything, it is that things can change pretty rapidly in American politics. Unlike Walter Mondale in 1984 or Bob Dole in 1996, Romney isn’t a complete no-hoper. According to a new poll from ABC News and the Washington Post, three in four Americans still think that the economy is in recession, and, by a margin of four percentage points, voters trust Romney more than Obama to handle the economy.

“Clearly, though, there has been a turn. Back in October, Obama’s approval ratings were languishing in the low forties; head-to-head polls showed him lagging Romney in many battleground states, such as Florida; and the unemployment rate stood at 9.1 per cent. Since then, what a reversal of fortune we’ve seen.”

Yep, Romney the Nowhere Man Candidate has given Obama a real chance at re-election.

ebrown2 on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

twelve

gerrym51 on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

I was just elected President of Southern Methodist University’s College Republicans, and will be excited to serve when the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens up!

vegconservative on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Real women take 12 of their closest friends to Spain on the public dime.

Bishop on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

That’s right, because raising five children while battling cancer and MS isn’t really ‘work’ work.

John the Libertarian on April 11, 2012 at 10:49 PM

+1

gophergirl on April 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

Wow, looks like we went into the archives and grabbed the quotes just prior to 2010 mid-terms…HOW DID THAT TURN OUT LIBS??

hillsoftx on April 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

“No honest differences are possible with Mr. Obama. He will impugn the motives of any who disagree with him.”

No. Shit.

jaime on April 11, 2012 at 10:52 PM

You can smell the fear of the Left…

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

And so it begins,and they’ve gone after Mitts wife,as
the 1%,Extraordinarily Extremely Dirty Rotten Filthy Rich..

…ans so she IS OUT OF TOUCH,in a bubble,a cacoon…..
yada yada yada….into~!!

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life.

Guess what? I don’t care. I DO CARE that Obama doesn’t understand the economy or the constitution.

DrStock on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

“Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing—in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how do—why we worry about their future. So I think it’s, yes, it’s about these positions, and yes there will be a war of words about the positions, but there’s something much more fundamental about Mitt Romney—he just seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women, and I think that comes across, and I think that’s going to hurt him over the long term. He just doesn’t really see us as equal.”

Wow, you stepped in it bigtime, Hilary. You wanna play the class warfare card, fine. It’s tired and condescending, but it’s part of the Democrat playbook and the centerpiece of Obama’s reelection campaign. But when you smear a mother of five as someone who’s never worked a day in her life, you’re crossing the line. Did those children raise themselves, Hilary? Has the new template of an acceptable woman in eyes of the American left extended beyond just being pro-abortion and pro-big government to denigrating stay-at-home moms? What the hell is wrong with these people?

Doughboy on April 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

I was jI was just elected President of Southern Methodist University’s College Republicans, and will be excited to serve when the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens up!

vegconservative on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Congrats!

gophergirl on April 11, 2012 at 10:55 PM

Real women wag their finger in your face telling you to eat healthier and then head off to their private dining room for a platter of butter-slathered lobster tails.

Bishop on April 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

The Progs’ narcissistic bubble is going to burst first in June and then in November…mental health business will be booming.

d1carter on April 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

Doughboy on April 11, 2012 at 10:54 PM

Twitter is going nuts with this story right now. Ann Romney actually joined twitter just to respond to this idiotic woman.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Its late, and I’m already wasted.

Been wanting to do this since this morning.

Dedicated to the “Its over” thread.

Its over

The result of it being over

And whatever ALYT says, I didn’t do it.

cozmo on April 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

The hell with this. You Mittbots!

I’m voting obama.

Lanceman on April 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Twitter is going nuts with this story right now. Ann Romney actually joined twitter just to respond to this idiotic woman.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Got some links?

JPeterman on April 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

27th, or so…

predator on April 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

Twitter is going nuts with this story right now. Ann Romney actually joined twitter just to respond to this idiotic woman.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Good.

gophergirl on April 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

I was just elected President of Southern Methodist University’s College Republicans, and will be excited to serve when the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens up!

vegconservative on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Two thumbs up!

DrStock on April 11, 2012 at 10:59 PM

Cars on Elevators…

Better then Cash For Clunkers…

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

I answered your “Pinto” post on the beer thread. Good times, indeed. And we’re both still alive. Who knew?

predator on April 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

Good to see you, ya hoser
:)

MontanaMmmm on April 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

“Rick Santorum’s decision Tuesday to suspend his campaign effectively ends the GOP nomination fight.

For the sake of our freedom and liberty, that had better not be the case, not unless there is going to be a serious 3rd party effort in ’12 that we can get behind, but since a lot of Republicans are married to that “R” label and will not part from it, the safest thing to do is to nominate Ron Paul now that he’s the alternative to Romney. Of course all of the big government supporters in the MSM and the corporatists at the WSJ and FNC will say it’s over, but that is only their preference.

In spite of the fact that most GOP commentators regularly smear or ignore Ron Paul polls have shown that he is still the strongest candidate against Obama. If his ceiling is the same now, if Republicans finally get behind Ron Paul as the not-Romney candidate then his ceiling will only increase. Before long he will be way ahead of Obama and Romney both in the polls—if people finally give him a chance.

Since Ron Paul’s ceiling is so much higher than Romney or the other candidates that means that once he surges he has potential to win a greater share of races than Santorum was able to and could win the nomination outright without a contested convention. It’s entirely possible that momentum could shift and Romney might only win a few liberal states from here on out. If Ron Paul can beat Obama he can beat Romney too.

I realize he isn’t everybody’s first choice, but it is time to put country above party and make sure the Obama/Romney tag team does not win.

FloatingRock on April 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Twitter is going nuts with this story right now. Ann Romney actually joined twitter just to respond to this idiotic woman.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

Oh, Rosen will be apologizing very quickly on this one. Not necessarily to Ann Romney, but to women in general. You insult stay-at-home moms and you’re potentially losing a lot of votes.

BTW, on that topic, one of my favorite moments from Curb Your Enthusiasm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDm27PhS4Ng

Imagine millions of women having that reaction to Rosen and the Democrat Party.

Doughboy on April 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

By winning 11 primaries and caucuses, Rick Santorum was the most successful conservative insurgent since Ronald Reagan in 1976.

Wow that is interesting..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

“Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life. She’s never really dealt with the economic issues that a majority of the women in this country are facing—in terms of how do we feed our kids, how do we send them to school, and how do—why we worry about their future.

You talking about O’ssain hon ?

burrata on April 11, 2012 at 11:02 PM

So,lets review,Obama’s wife and children are off limits
to the MSM,

but on GOP Families……its OPEN SEASON BABY!!!!!!

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

The Progs’ narcissistic bubble is going to burst first in June and then in November…mental health business will be booming.

d1carter on April 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

I’ll drink to that!

In fact, I’ll be doing a lot of drinking between now and November (and possibly thereafter).

kjl291 on April 11, 2012 at 11:03 PM

You can smell the fear of the Left…

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

.
.
.
….that may not be fear you smell!

KOOLAID2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

Mitt Romney—he just seems so old-fashioned when it comes to women, and I think that comes across, and I think that’s going to hurt him over the long term. He just doesn’t really see us as equal.”

Like all good feminists, you’re probably confusing “equal” with “the same”.

Cleombrotus on April 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Good to see you, ya hoser
:)

MontanaMmmm on April 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

MontanaMmmm:Thank-you,I must behave,haha!:)

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

cozmo on April 11, 2012 at 10:57 PM

I saw you jousting with buy Pastry yesterday and I saved this for you.

I’m just kidding BD.

MontanaMmmm on April 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I answered your “Pinto” post on the beer thread. Good times, indeed. And we’re both still alive. Who knew?

predator on April 11, 2012 at 11:00 PM

Just read…Yep….Good times…

Now being a parent….
This never happened…

Electrongod on April 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

37th……..

angrymike on April 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

You can smell the fear of the Left…

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2012 at 10:53 PM

.
.
.
….that may not be fear you smell!
KOOLAID2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:04 PM

KOOLAID2: It reeks of ProgT(a)(u)rds!!:)

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM

Yep, Romney the Nowhere Man Candidate has given Obama a real chance at re-election.

ebrown2 on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

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That’s impossible! Our Republican/conservative media pundit advisers assured us that Mitt gave us the best chance of victory, considering the field that emerged from the nine to S, G & P + Mitt!
.
What happened!!?? Have the DemocRATS begun talking too logically now that the (R) primary is almost over? Thank God we still have Gingrich to fall back on… if he can pay his bills.

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

“‘Women voters are pocketbook voters”

I wish Romney’s staff would stop debasing their candidate like that.

I wonder how they would like it if some dumbass said “political consultants like to wipe their ass with linen”. It may or may not be true for some political consultants, but what’s the point? Why say it.

If this jerk thinks he knows what his potential customer wants, why tell the media. Instead, why not put out a product to satisfy the need you think you perceive? I don’t think it’s helpful to say women are (this) or blacks are (that) or hispanics are (so and so) or white men are… Put some good quality linen on the market and see if women buy it, dork.

I have a feeling Romney’s aids might lose this thing for him. He should keep them away from the media.

jaime on April 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PREDATOR!

Barred on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Good to see Mitt digging into the assumptions/stems of those questions, instead of just reacting and playing defense.

knob on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Rove
At least our side won’t have to distort. So there that.
ASHLEY PARKER and TRIP GABRIEL
Rmoney™ will do fine with the ladies, just get em good and drunk. Crap that’s not gonna work for him. Doom.
ERIK ECKHOLM
I am so proud of you Social Cons for being able to table your principles one more time. My advice backslide get good and drunk before hitting your favorite polling spot.
Jonathan Martin and Reid J. Epstein
Gonna have a tough time finding someone that won’t outshine Rmoney™’s oratory skills and rhetorical skills. Good luck.
John Cassid
Fancy font you have there. Two foregone conclusions to take note of. First Rmoney™ was going to be the R nom since 08. Second, 0 is done! I got the first one right. Don’t think I’m wrong on the second either.
W. JAMES ANTLE, III
Not sure why he gets a comma but there it is then. Cash in your chips boys. Take your winnings and play another day. Has been the plan for a while. Getting a good candidate this go round would have just been icing on the cake.
Video 1 Great Conservative line up right there./ Going after Ann, BD and the gilled one won’t like that. Its all they really have though. Milk blood to keep from running out.
Video 2 Love the fact that the ad is a pet ad. Love your dog. How ya doing Rmoney™?

Summation; Beer threads are fun! We’ll all come together on the beer thread. Rmoney™ is not much of a drinker. Not good.

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Rick Santorum is no Mike Huckabee.

Rusty Allen on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Aaaahahahahaha

She is already walking it back. “What I uh…*oh shiite*…what I uh.. meant was….uh…”

Bishop on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Is this KOOLAID2′s mourning thread now that his favorite poster got banned? =)

Kelligan on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

“By winning 11 primaries and caucuses, Rick Santorum was the most successful conservative insurgent since Ronald Reagan in 1976. But that still isn’t good enough. The right is seeking to emulate Reagan in 1980 instead.”

I could not have said this better. I officially hold a grudge against the conservative base!! You really f’d up this time!!

Romney will lose #udzervit

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

… will be excited to serve when the George W. Bush Presidential Library opens up!

vegconservative on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

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Congratulations! What are you serving? Maybe I’ll make the trip!

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

“Clearly, though, there has been a turn. Back in October, Obama’s approval ratings were languishing in the low forties; head-to-head polls showed him lagging Romney in many battleground states, such as Florida; and the unemployment rate stood at 9.1 per cent. Since then, what a reversal of fortune we’ve seen by skewing the samples in the democrat’s favor.”

The parenthetical statement they forgot to add.

The good news is that they can’t skew the real voting sample.

Well, except for the dead, the illegal aliens, and the fraudulent voters because of the democrat opposition to photo ID. But otherwise, they can’t “adjust” the sample like the pollsters.

AZfederalist on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

JPeterman on April 11, 2012 at 10:58 PM

The easiest thing to do is to search @hilaryr that will show you all the tweets about her.

Doughboy on April 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

Axelrod and Messnia already apologized

David Axelrod ‏ @davidaxelrodn Also Disappointed in Hilary Rosen’s comments about Ann Romney. They were inappropriate and offensive.

Jim Messina ‏ @Messina2012 I could not disagree with Hilary Rosen any more strongly. Her comments were wrong and family should be off limits. She should apologize.

Hilary Rosen is doubling down:

@AnnDRomney I am raising children too. But most young American women HAVE to BOTH earn a living AND raise children. You know that don’t u?

@donnapt My point is that he should stop saying that she is his guide to women’s economic problems. She doesn’t have any. #IsntItObvious?

When I said @AC360 Ann Romney never worked I meant she never had to care for her kids AND earn a paycheck like MOST American women! #Truth

Good quick response by Team Romney getting Ann on twitter to respond to her.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Honestly, after all these articles today….I feel like crying.

Can.I.be.in.the.middle on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Kent18 on April 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM

LOL

Cleombrotus on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Real women wag their finger in your face telling you to eat healthier and then head off to their private dining room for a platter of butter-slathered lobster tails.

Bishop on April 11, 2012 at 10:56 PM

…looks like Hiliary Rosen joined her with her own picnic basket of burgers!

KOOLAID2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Never worked a day in her life? 5 boys. She lives with with multiple sclerosis had a tumor removed from her breast. Pretty sure most women are going to think she is OK especially if she is attacked… by anyone…

Also great job by this website dismantling the phony poll showing a gender gap with the over sample of 11% democrat. More fake numbers from “The One!”

BobScuba on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Oh and don’t forget, its all about the party!

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Guess what? His wife has never actually worked a day in her life.

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I don’t think Moochie has either, so we’re even on that score.

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

That’s it, Rosen, keep digging. You go girl, stand your ground and make all those SAHMom’s want to kick your ass.

Bishop on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, PREDATOR!

Barred on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

Thanks mucho. There are many people who know me that would have bet I’d never make it this far. Fooled ‘em all.;) Hell, my sister’s best friend made a bet with me when I was 16 that I’d never hit 21. Case of beer. She paid. I drank. And I ain’t stoppin’ here.

predator on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Now that the nomination is all but his, I have a pretty good idea that Romney will let out his inner Huntsman.

ebrown2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

“By winning 11 primaries and caucuses, Rick Santorum was the most successful conservative insurgent since Ronald Reagan in 1976. But that still isn’t good enough. The right is seeking to emulate Reagan in 1980 instead.”

The biggest lie of the primary.

rubberneck on April 11, 2012 at 11:13 PM

Is this KOOLAID2′s mourning thread now that his favorite poster got banned? =)

Kelligan on April 11, 2012 at 11:08 PM

…naaaaah! Like Lazarus….more are coming out of their graves!

KOOLAID2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

The good news is that they can’t skew the real voting sample.
Well, except for the dead, the illegal aliens, and the fraudulent voters because of the democrat opposition to photo ID. But otherwise, they can’t “adjust” the sample like the pollsters.
AZfederalist on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

I believe SEIU services the voting machines, don’t they?

Cleombrotus on April 11, 2012 at 11:14 PM

Yeap…

… Looks like running on Obowma’s actual record is going to be a winner!

Oh, wait…!

:)

Seven Percent Solution on April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

BobScuba on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Exactly right, well said :)

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

The question that just occurred to me. Can we trust someone with his finger on the nuke button that doesn’t like a good beer once in a while. Think about it?

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

I realize he isn’t everybody’s first choice, but it is time to put country above party and make sure the Obama/Romney tag team does not win.

FloatingRock on April 11, 2012 at 11:01 PM

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Your Gram’Paw got loose and is running around talking to people in small groups! Please pick him up at the hotdog stand at the Main Entrance!

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Good quick response by Team Romney getting Ann on twitter to respond to her.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Thank you so much. When Axelrod calls you out you know you’re in deep doodoo.

JPeterman on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Now, in the face of mounting attacks from Democrats and the Obama campaign, Mr. Romney is taking steps to address [the] gender gap head on.

Oh, Mr. Romney…May I call you Will-Mitt? I, Female Indy Voter, now accept you as the only Frontrunner left at the ball. My (Michelob Ultra) beer goggles are affixed, your music is suitably off-key, we both force a rictus smile. Shall we dance?

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

For the sake of our freedom and liberty, that had better not be the case, not unless there is going to be a serious 3rd party effort in ’12 that we can get behind, but since a lot of Republicans are married to that “R” label and will not part from it, the safest thing to do is to nominate Ron Paul now that he’s the alternative to Romney. Of course all of the big government supporters in the MSM and the corporatists at the WSJ and FNC will say it’s over, but that is only their preference.

Aren’t you due to score some heroin?

kjl291 on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

vegconservative on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Congratulations, but I ain’t goin’ anywhere near smoo ’til y’all do something about Mockingbird. Well not any closer than the Burger Street in front of Kroger’s anyway.

MontanaMmmm on April 11, 2012 at 11:05 PM

I get that same look on my face every time buymoredansihstuff goes off on another potential convert.

cozmo on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I don’t think Moochie has either, so we’re even on that score.

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Moochelle may hate this country and she might’ve been “earning” 300 grand a year for doing nothing at a Chicago hospital, but you know what? She raised 2 kids as well. And she was doing it when the Obamas had a lot of debt and he was a lowly Illinois State Senator. Notice how GOP politicians and strategerists never go after her, at least not in that fashion. If they do attack her, it’s within the context of her efforts to control what we eat which is fair game.

The Dems just can’t help themselves. They think because it worked(mostly) with Palin and her family that this is the blueprint for taking out any threat to their hold on power. The problem is she went too far and she knows it, but she’s too damn arrogant to admit it. I think some time tonight or very early tomorrow morning, someone’s gonna pull her aside and demand she apologize and then crawl in a hole somewhere til Election Day. This was a major league F up on her part.

Doughboy on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I mean no clink, what kinda of President is a no clinker? Oh, yeah I remember now. W

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I don’t think Moochie has either, so we’re even on that score.

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

Oh Moochie worked okay..If that is what you can call it work..:)

PS..Plus check out the salary..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

JPeterman on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

Yeah I mean didnt she get the liberal memo that its ok to THINK stay at home moms dont work but don’t be dumb enough to SAY IT OUT LOUD.

nswider on April 11, 2012 at 11:17 PM

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I don’t think Moochie has either, so we’re even on that score.

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:11 PM

It’s hard work patient dumping.

RickB on April 11, 2012 at 11:18 PM

The question that just occurred to me. Can we trust someone with his finger on the nuke button that doesn’t like a good beer once in a while. Think about it?

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

Obumbletwat likes a good beer once in a while. Are you saying you trust him with our national security? Because I sure don’t.

kjl291 on April 11, 2012 at 11:18 PM

Rmoney™ pick a guy who likes to bless the cup once in awhile, would ya?

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Yep, Romney the Nowhere Man Candidate has given Obama a real chance at re-election.

ebrown2 on April 11, 2012 at 10:51 PM

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That’s impossible! Our Republican/conservative media pundit advisers assured us that Mitt gave us the best chance of victory, considering the field that emerged from the nine to S, G & P + Mitt!
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What happened!!?? Have the DemocRATS begun talking too logically now that the (R) primary is almost over? Thank God we still have Gingrich to fall back on… if he can pay his bills.

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:07 PM

It was always more about punishing the small government supporters/Tea Party for 2010 and positioning Jeb Bush for 2016 than anything else. Everyone with a lick of sense in their cranium knew that the polls would start tobogganing downhill the minute Mitt “Profiles in Cowardice” Romney stopped his Generic Republican act and actually tried to defend his dubious record.

ebrown2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

The Left pulled this stunt with George Bush Sr.
on the campaign trail against Clinton when he
got a question from the audience,on how much a
gallon of milk costs,and I bet they’ll try it on
Romneys wife,like Bush Sr.,and what they did to
Rudy Giuliani!!!!!!!

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

Axelrod called up Rosen to say: “Listen here, you dumb broad, we’re trying to keep this GOP war on women thing alive until November, so shut up and sit down.”

Bishop on April 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

HILARY ROSEN: Well, first, can we just get rid of this word, “war on women”? The Obama campaign does not use it, President Obama does not use it—this is something that the Republicans are accusing people of using, but they’re actually the ones spreading it.

Wow. She needs to get out more often.

Heh. At least she didn’t say Bush came up with it.

Curtiss on April 11, 2012 at 11:19 PM

KOOLAID2 on April 11, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Sorry about your loss Kool. We knew it was going to happen.

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Shall we dance?

;)

Ladysmith CulchaVulcha on April 11, 2012 at 11:16 PM

I just hope our side is dancing the last dance.

predator on April 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

An incumbent President who can’t consistently reach 50% approval in his reelection year is in deep trouble. Add a bad economy, and he’s got real trouble.

Nobody is excited about Romney except maybe his kids and Hugh Hewitt. But he brings the right kind of experience to the table: what’s required right now is cutting spending and restructuring with layoffs and eliminated positions to improve efficiency. That’s Romney’s wheel house right there.

Nobody has to love Romney or even like him. But the choice is between him and Obama, one of those two and no one else will hold the Oval Office in the next term. Don’t pretend it’s an option to sit this one out – if you do, you are helping to reelect Obama.

It is only a matter of degree how much you help, whether you just vote for Obama directly, a third party, leave the top line blank, or stay home altogether. Even if you are in a “dark” red or blue state and think it won’t matter, you’re still wrong. You can’t say the national popular vote doesn’t matter if you remember 2000, and if you don’t you must be too young to vote anyway.

It’s your vote, and your right to cast it. But you also need to take full responsibility for the consequences of your actions.

Adjoran on April 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

Alrighty peeps,catch y’all tomorrow,.
Nite Everyone————————–:)

canopfor on April 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

*cyber wave to 0bamaderangementsyndrom and Liber4life*

The weather is good here at Hot Air wish you were here to see it..:)

Dire Straits on April 11, 2012 at 11:21 PM

We knew it was going to happen.

Bmore on April 11, 2012 at 11:20 PM

We just didn’t know how memorable it would be.

cozmo on April 11, 2012 at 11:22 PM

Your Gram’Paw got loose and is running around talking to people in small groups! Please pick him up at the hotdog stand at the Main Entrance!

ExpressoBold on April 11, 2012 at 11:15 PM

You couldn’t be more wrong; Ron Paul has been touring the country and filling up auditoriums and even small stadiums. Several thousand people at many of his events.

Check out this picture:
http://i.imgur.com/UvJTT.jpg

The more the media ignores him and the more the GOP smears him, the more people turn out for his events.

FloatingRock on April 11, 2012 at 11:23 PM

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