Mitt Romney to speak at CPAC for some reason

posted at 4:01 pm on February 20, 2013 by Allahpundit

Everyone will applaud politely, of course, but there’s no way to avoid the ineffable awkwardness that will surround this speech. Then again, if there’s one thing Romney does well, it’s ineffable awkwardness. (“Severely conservative”?) Maybe it’ll just feel like old times.

Alternate headline: “Man to appear at event devoted to repudiating him.”

Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will appear at the Conservative Political Action Conference next month, according to two sources familiar with the event’s itinerary. Romney’s speech, which will be delivered at the Gaylord National hotel in Prince George’s County, Md., marks the former Massachusetts governor’s return to the political scene.

After he lost the presidential election, Romney decamped to his beachfront home in La Jolla, Calif. But friends say he has become somewhat restless, and he’s eager to contribute to the national debate. Sources say he’ll likely focus on economic and fiscal issues, and that his message will be optimistic.

“This is really an opportunity for Governor Romney to thank all his supporters and friends,” says a senior Romney aide.

Sample Twitter reaction:

He’ll be okay. As angry as people are at him for the catastrophic technological gap with Obama’s campaign, I think there’s some sympathy for him as a guy who was ultimately crushed by larger forces. He did himself no favors with the “self-deportation” line but Republicans have been getting creamed among Latino voters for decades and there are now more Latino voters than ever before. He did himself no favors with the “47 percent” line either but Harry Enten made a compelling case yesterday at the Guardian that, as counterintuitive as it seems, economic indicators ahead of the election all pointed to a close but comfortable Obama win. No one, I think, disagrees with the proposition that the GOP has big problems and that those problems are bigger than Romney. That’s not to excuse his screw-ups during the campaign, just to say that I think that awareness will inform the audience’s reception of him at CPAC.

But yeah, it’ll still be awkward. For two reasons. One: The whole GOP storyline of the past three months has been about tomorrow’s party rock stars trying to undo the damage from the “47 percent” and “self-deportation” business. Jindal’s been killing him on the former and Rubio, through his immigration efforts, has been killing him on the latter. (This recent headline says it all.) It’s bizarre to have the avatar of the old order speaking alongside guys whose big pitch is all about how wrong he was. Two: Romney’s split personality as the ObamaCare-pioneering RINO who wants illegals to self-deport and the “takers” to do more to become “makers” is emblematic of the party’s split personality right now. The leadership, in the form of Rubio, Jindal, Ryan, Christie et al., desperately wants to carve out space in the center but there’s still a chunk of the conservative base that agrees with Mitt about attrition through enforcement and makers-and-takers. Look no further than McCain’s town hall last night. Which Romney shows up at CPAC? Which gets applauded?

Exit question: Er, how does Romney intend to “contribute to the national debate”? Apart from occasional guest shots on Fox News, what platform does he have?


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steebo77 on February 20, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Ahhhh, but I know the magic word. With great power comes great responsibility.

Cindy Munford on February 20, 2013 at 8:49 PM

Romney strikes me as someone who will take slights, real and perceived, to his grave.

besser tot als rot on February 20, 2013 at 8:46 PM

No way, ask his least fervent believers, he is as pure as Christ when it comes to living conservatively. Holding grudges as such is very, well, not like the man they claim they know!

astonerii on February 20, 2013 at 8:54 PM

Tell me again what CPAC means..?

d1carter on February 20, 2013 at 4:08 PM

Cute…Palin..Attracts…Conservatives!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 9:06 PM

I’m sure you know this, maybe not, you are wasting keystrokes on the beta boy.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 7:08 PM

I know but I was raised in a household of professional arguers.

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Yep, and I’m of Scots-Irish ancestry. Arguing is in my DNA.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:07 PM

I agree. It’s a disgrace that our candidate from 2012 should speak at CPAC,

Mr. Arkadin on February 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

I don’t think it’s a disgrace at all, by the way. CPAC can invite whomever they wish to speak, and I’m curious to hear what Romney has to say.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Looks like HotAir’s usual, Palin-worshipping, no-life shut-ins on Percodan are doing their usual Romney-bashing. Nothing new here.

bluegill on February 20, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Stick it, trash fish.

katy the mean old lady on February 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

…and the guy who lost to Romney in the primary after making himself a national laughing stock over contraception will be there.

Can’t wait.

Mr. Arkadin on February 20, 2013 at 6:26 PM

By the way, IIRC Santorum didn’t say much about contraception at all. Mittbots at Daily Caller combed through some of Santorum’s past statements, tied it in with his devout Catholic faith, and voila! A socon ayatollah. The ironic thing was that Romney’s statements on social issues as stated on his website were pretty much the same as Santorum’s. A huge block of the so-called “right blogosphere” or “conservative media” was little more than an extension of Team Romney in a lot of respects.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:15 PM

You know I keep hearing about these mythological purist that stayed home, but I don’t know any.

melle1228 on February 20, 2013 at 7:06 PM

Here, for example.

I don’t say that it is the fault of the base.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Ha! I have just the visual for you. Plus a new one I did today. I am in serious need of a Christie thread to link them to. ; ) Here.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 4:53 PM

…you need one of Mark Levin…and we need a Mark Levin or another Rush thread

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Looks like HotAir’s usual, Palin-worshipping, no-life shut-ins on Percodan are doing their usual Romney-bashing. Nothing new here.

bluegill on February 20, 2013 at 7:54 PM

Speaking of shut-ins, why is it you’re here 24/7?

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

If this CPAC speech is a trial balloon for another Romney run in 2016.

Don’t run Mitt. Please, for your country.

sauldalinsky on February 20, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Oh, let him. That would be heaven. Split that GOPe squishy purist vote like crazy.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:21 PM

You missed any articulation regarding what Romney was going to do any different than what Obama was going to do.

Romney promised to restore $716 billion to entitlements that Obama cut.

What was Romney going to cut besides Big Bird?

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 7:20 PM

This pretty well sums up the thread. People who were Notwithmitt in the general election are people who irrationally refused to acknowledge the substantial differences between Romney and Obama.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Here, for example.

I don’t say that it is the fault of the base.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:16 PM

Romney’s base didn’t turn out because Romney had no base.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

^ Well, I take that back. Romney DID have a base, but 60% of them voted for Obama.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

OMG the goosestepping, breadball eating Mittler Youth is back with their deranged cult worship of their Normal Rockwell idol.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:24 PM

the substantial differences between Romney and Obama.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:22 PM

So…what was Romney going to cut besides Big Bird?

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

OMG. The knuckle dragging Mitt Cultists are spewing again because they are so butt hurt that the object of their unquestioning worship failed to perform in the last election like a deity.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Oh, let him. That would be heaven. Split that GOPe squishy purist vote like crazy.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Mitt’s not going to run again. And neither is Palin. So you cultists can stop attacking Paul, Ryan, Rubio and Cruz.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I still think of them as Mittler Youth.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I always wanted to be called a Nazi. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

OMG. The Mittscreants are back once again as if on cue with their mittsanthropic behavior.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

So…what was Romney going to cut besides Big Bird?

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Romney promised to balance the budget. And he picked Ryan to help him do it.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Oh common, Mitt’s a good guy. Not quite as conservative as myself, but pretty darn moral. He would have made a good president, but we shall never know.

shar61 on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Mitt’s not going to run again. And neither is Palin. So you cultists can stop attacking Paul, Ryan, Rubio and Cruz.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

I’ve never attacked Cruz, don’t know if Palin will ever run, and know that Paul, Ryan or Rubio will never be elected president.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I still think of them as Mittler Youth.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

Haha. “Mittler Youth” That’s a good one.

H/t BMore

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

…Romney was a good man and would have been the right man for the job…it’s too bad!…too liberal for me…didn’t like that he was so quiet leading up to his run for CiC….while Palin did the fighting…and have not liked his silence since the election…while the loser Senile Senator from 2008 is paraded around like an R spokesperson or something!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

what was Romney going to cut besides Big Bird?

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 9:29 PM

I still think of them as Mittler Youth.

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 7:07 PM

I still think of you as someone who threatened to beat up a woman.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

katy the mean old lady on February 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

hehe. Glad you are back. Please summon Flora.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

OMG. The Mittscreants are back once again as if on cue with their mittsanthropic behavior.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:27 PM

And the mittbots are the most vile posters.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Bb…knock it off!…you know better than that!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Someone who knows how elections are actually won:

Voters don’t work for the candidates. Candidates work for votes. And if somehow the candidates don’t reach the voters, it is the candidates problem- not the voters.

melle1228 on February 20, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Someone who does not:

Don’t blame Romney if Republicans didn’t get out and vote.

mountainaires on February 20, 2013 at 7:14 PM

Here endeth the lesson.

Kent18 on February 20, 2013 at 7:34 PM

melle1228′s candidate didn’t even win the nomination, whoever he/she was. That’s a detail the anti-Romneys always seem to forget.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM

And the mittbots are the most vile posters.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:32 PM

Only thing you’ve ever gotten right in your whole miserable commenting career.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM

katy the mean old lady on February 20, 2013 at 9:14 PM

hehe. Glad you are back. Please summon Flora.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

…double the request!…please!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 9:34 PM

Mitt’s not going to run again. And neither is Palin. So you cultists can stop attacking Paul, Ryan, Rubio and Cruz.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Don’t see any “cultists” attacking Cruz.

Do you deny that Romney ran a horrid campaign?

bw222 on February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

melle1228′s candidate didn’t even win the nomination, whoever he/she was. That’s a detail the anti-Romneys always seem to forget.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM

So it was Romney’s job to convince melle1228 to vote for him. That’s the thing the ‘bots never could comprehend: we’re not under contract to vote GOP no matter what.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Romney promised to balance the budget. And he picked Ryan to help him do it.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

Balanced budget by 2040! Woo hoo!

Seriously, how was Mittens going to manage that, since he would only have been president through January 2017 at the latest?

steebo77 on February 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Romney’s base didn’t turn out because Romney had no base.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

The author means the Republican base.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Do you deny that Romney ran a horrid campaign?

bw222 on February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Blasphemy!

steebo77 on February 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Romney’s base didn’t turn out because Romney had no base.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

The author means the Republican base.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Yeah, that’s what I mean as well.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

…Bb…knock it off!…you know better than that!

KOOLAID2 on February 20, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Did you miss it? It was pretty sad.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

So…what was Romney going to cut besides Big Bird?

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Well, at least we know where YOU get your talking points from.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Do you deny that Romney ran a horrid campaign?

bw222 on February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

So horrid that the consensus here was that he would win in a landslide.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

So horrid that the consensus here was that he would win in a landslide.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Yeah, the consensus among the ‘bots.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Well, at least we know where YOU get your talking points from.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Can you answer the question?

Romney wasn’t going to cut a damn thing and in fact he promised to reinstate $716 in cuts that Obama made.

He wasn’t a conservative in any way, shape or form and all your dancing around doesn’t alter that one bit.

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Romney’s base didn’t turn out because Romney had no base.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:23 PM

The author means the Republican base.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Since the Republican party has abandoned its own platform and ergo its conservative base, and since Romney publicly disavowed the base in favor of moderates and indies, I’m still not seeing a winning political strategy here. And don’t try to tell me otherwise; Romney lost.

gryphon202 on February 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Romney had Obama on the ropes in the first debate.

Why oh why did he go soft in the second and let Obama call him a liar at every turn in the third??

He largely beat himself.

It still boggles my mind.

I wondered where Romney had fled … to the beach….

Regardless I am glad I am not Romney.

Sherman1864 on February 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

OMG. Ever try to have a debate with a follower of Mittsolini?

Impossible. Their cult worship blinds them into scary delusions.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

Haha. “Mittler Youth” That’s a good one.

H/t BMore

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:28 PM

I know, I should have Hat Tipped you. You coined it. I just didn’t want you to be the one to take heat from them. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

So it was Romney’s job to convince melle1228 to vote for him. That’s the thing the ‘bots never could comprehend: we’re not under contract to vote GOP no matter what.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

Your type couldn’t be convinced that Romney would be a better president than Obama. Res Ipsa Loquitor. QED. Not his fault. You can’t fix stupid. Or bigoted.

Oh how vile of me.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Mittbot: Romney ran a torrid campaign.

Reality: Romney ran a horrid campaign

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Uhm. You coined it first. haha.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

Your type couldn’t be convinced that Romney would be a better president than Obama. Res Ipsa Loquitor. QED. Not his fault. You can’t fix stupid. Or bigoted.

Oh how vile of me.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

“Bigoted”? Oh no, it’s the “you’re an anti- Mormon bigot!!!!!” Mittler Youth technique again!!!!

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

I still think of you as someone who threatened to beat up a woman.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:30 PM

No surprise there from you Beta Boy. Funny! The irony escapes you yet again. Being the smartest boy in the room doesn’t come naturally to you does it Beta Boy? Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:46 PM

Your type couldn’t be convinced that Romney would be a better president than Obama.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:44 PM

By the way, a lot of people apparently couldn’t be convinced of that. I thought the job of that “magnificent Romney campaign” (as you repeatedly referred to it) was to convince people otherwise. It’s on Team RR.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Uhm. You coined it first. haha.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:45 PM

HaHa! You just want Beta Boy to beat up on me the way he does his women. ; ) Picture me the way he does. Wife beater shirt, shotgun, bottle of ripple and a cigar. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

Romney had Obama on the ropes in the first debate.

Why oh why did he go soft in the second and let Obama call him a liar at every turn in the third??

He largely beat himself.

It still boggles my mind.

I wondered where Romney had fled … to the beach….

Regardless I am glad I am not Romney.

Sherman1864 on February 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

It wouldn’t have made the slightest difference. He absolutely destroyed Obama in the first debate but it wasn’t enough to move the purists. So you are glad that you are not a wealthy man with a great marriage and a fabulous family. Do tell.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

HaHa! You just want Beta Boy to beat up on me the way he does his women. ; ) Picture me the way he does. Wife beater shirt, shotgun, bottle of ripple and a cigar. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I think Basilsbest is probably female.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

The problem is he rarely said anything of note, even when he had Sarah’s speechwriter from 2008, it came out more like this;

http://www.catholicismusa.com/sowell-dewey-said-our-rivers-are-full-of-fish-so-whats-the-problem/

narciso on February 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

I love it. The purest example of Mitten’s unelectablity, is his none-inauguration, and yet we’re still being told how ‘electable’ Mitt Romney is.

On an ironic side note: I love how a Bing search on “unelectablity” brings up as a first hit “Palin’s polling problem”. Mmmm – We’re we not told how great Romney was polling with the indies… ect?

Sharr on February 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Well enough fun at Beta Boys expense for one night. Beta I’ll leave you with something to get your groove on to. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

It wouldn’t have made the slightest difference. He absolutely destroyed Obama in the first debate but it wasn’t enough to move the purists.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Wait a minute. I distinctly remember reading a number of times that Romney didn’t need that tiny insignificant sliver of the electorate you call “purists”. So you can’gt blame them.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

HaHa! You just want Beta Boy to beat up on me the way he does his women. ; ) Picture me the way he does. Wife beater shirt, shotgun, bottle of ripple and a cigar. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:47 PM

I picture you with a joint, Mr. Rmoney.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

OMG. Ever try to have a debate with a follower of Mittsolini?

Impossible. Their cult worship blinds them into scary delusions.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:43 PM

And Mittler Youth. Some folks around here are funny. Take a fine man and grind him into the ground just like the MFMSM. And you call yourselves conservatives. Now you can swing away at me for pointing that out. I don’t care.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

I think Basilsbest is probably female.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Your problem is you don’t think. You emote.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I think Basilsbest is probably female.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Really? Well my mistake, he’s/she’s the one I beat up on then? Sorry Beta Boy. Would you prefer from now on me reffering to you as Butchie Girl? Another little tune for you, just in case ddrintn is mistaken. Lol! or this. ; ) Both work for you, depending. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM

I love it. The purest example of Mitten’s unelectablity, is his none-inauguration, and yet we’re still being told how ‘electable’ Mitt Romney is.

Sharr on February 20, 2013 at 9:50 PM

They can’t stop. Being bit*hes of the Left for so long, they’ve absorbed certain aspects of their character. One, total inability to accept responsibility. Relatedly, narrative formation, as in “Romney lost because you didn’t support him.” You could see this narrative forming months before the loss.

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

And Mittler Youth. Some folks around here are funny.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Well, that’s what the ‘bots acted like. Little squadrons of storm troopers running around shouting down anyone who denied that Romney was a rock-ribbed conservative and was gonna kick him some Obama ass!!!!! EEEEEYAH!

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:55 PM

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Now, now Beta one, don’t lose your temper. Don’t soil your mood on my account. Fluffer. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Take a fine man…

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

A lying hypocrite who will say anything to his perceived audience to curry favor with them is a fine man?

What issue hasn’t Romney been on both sides of?

sharrukin on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

So it was Romney’s job to convince melle1228 to vote for him. That’s the thing the ‘bots never could comprehend: we’re not under contract to vote GOP no matter what.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:35 PM

No, it was your job to decide who would be better for America, Obama or Romney.

Not everybody is a perfect salesman. It doesn’t mean that their product is bad. Calvin Coolidge was a terrible salesman, but a darn good president.

Sometimes I have the feeling you think that it’s all a game and that you somehow won because Romney was defeated.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

I think Basilsbest is probably female.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:49 PM

Your problem is you don’t think. You emote.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:54 PM

Says the one with all those sicky lachrymose odes to Mitt the Perfect. Gag.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

And Mittler Youth. Some folks around here are funny. Take a fine man and grind him into the ground just like the MFMSM. And you call yourselves conservatives. Now you can swing away at me for pointing that out. I don’t care.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Oh Rick, what a vile comment, fighting back against these pansies who can’t take 1% of what they dish out.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

No, it was your job to decide who would be better for America, Obama or Romney.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

And it was Romney’s job to convince me to vote for him. It’s called a…campaign? You are familiar with the concept, I trust?

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

After he lost the presidential election, Romney decamped to his beachfront home in La Jolla, Calif.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

And Mittler Youth. Some folks around here are funny. Take a fine man and grind him into the ground just like the MFMSM. And you call yourselves conservatives. Now you can swing away at me for pointing that out. I don’t care.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Rick, just my .03. I don’t think they are slamming Mitt so much as his most avid followers. He is a decent fellow just not up to the challenge of a needed ass kicker.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I distinctly remember reading a number of times that Romney didn’t need that tiny insignificant sliver of the electorate you call “purists”. So you can’gt blame them.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Right. I kept hearing for months — with sneering contempt — how they didn’t need us. Now they’re blaming us.

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

P,S, Beta Boy, you know you can’t quit me. I’m no good for you boy/girl. Lol!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Right. I kept hearing for months — with sneering contempt — how they didn’t need us. Now they’re blaming us.

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Just like what I tell mrs ziffel—I’m sorry I made you hit me.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

Mittsolini is pretty funny. I was Bishoping.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I distinctly remember reading a number of times that Romney didn’t need that tiny insignificant sliver of the electorate you call “purists”. So you can’gt blame them.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Right. I kept hearing for months — with sneering contempt — how they didn’t need us. Now they’re blaming us.

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

Absolutely. Just as most of us in that tiny sliver predicted.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Just like what I tell mrs ziffel—I’m sorry I made you hit me.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

hahaha. That’s a good one Ziff.

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Since the Republican party has abandoned its own platform and ergo its conservative base, and since Romney publicly disavowed the base in favor of moderates and indies, I’m still not seeing a winning political strategy here. And don’t try to tell me otherwise; Romney lost.

gryphon202 on February 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

Since only the likes of Romney are in the way of your victory, there is a winning strategy: create your own party and win the next election. It’s that easy.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

For the record I have much less of a problem with Romney than Beta Boy. I supported Romney both runs. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Since the Republican party has abandoned its own platform and ergo its conservative base, and since Romney publicly disavowed the base in favor of moderates and indies, I’m still not seeing a winning political strategy here. And don’t try to tell me otherwise; Romney lost.

gryphon202 on February 20, 2013 at 9:42 PM

+1

SparkPlug on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Rick, just my .03. I don’t think they are slamming Mitt so much as his most avid followers. He is a decent fellow just not up to the challenge of a needed ass kicker.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I agree with that. He was way too nice, and never fought as hard as he should have.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I believe the favored pejorative was “trucons”.

Cindy Munford on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Since only the likes of Romney are in the way of your victory, there is a winning strategy: create your own party and win the next election. It’s that easy.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I think we see that happening more and more every day. Little by little.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM

Just like what I tell mrs ziffel—I’m sorry I made you hit me.

arnold ziffel on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Lol! I’m searching jellyfish, just so you know. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 10:02 PM

So horrid that the consensus here was that he would win in a landslide.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 9:40 PM

Unfortunately, Romney and his advisors believed tho polls that showed him ahead and they stopped fighting. It’s like a baseball team with a one run lead pulling its starters in the 6th inning.

Don’t get me wrong; I am what you describe as a “cultist” but I wanted Mitt to win. I voted for him and even donated to him because the alternative was so horrible.

When you have a team that includes Ed Gillespie, Kevin Madden, Mike Murphy, Alex Castinalos, Andrea Saul and Mr. “Etch-A-Sketch” it’s almost impossible to win. That lineup is even worse than the Astros.

bw222 on February 20, 2013 at 10:03 PM

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 9:58 PM

I believe the favored pejorative was “trucons”.

Cindy Munford on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Yeah, or “Palinista” or a combo of the two. I don’t have the desire to comb through 3 gigabytes of past ‘bot propaganda at the moment but I’m certain I cold find a ton of “when Mitt wins we’re just going to sit back and laugh at you insignificant little purist ‘nistas!!!” stuff.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM

For the record I have much less of a problem with Romney than Beta Boy. I supported Romney both runs. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

Gotcha. Romney was not my first choice at the beginning but when he got it I gave as much support as I could. I’m sick that this POS won re-election.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 9:53 PM

And yes in case you are wondering, both times holding my nose and tabling my core principles. You see I wanted more than almost anything to lose that stain on our Nation. 0!

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM

I believe the favored pejorative was “trucons”.

Cindy Munford on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

I remember “nutter” and “cultist” being quite popular in certain circles.

steebo77 on February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Since only the likes of Romney are in the way of your victory, there is a winning strategy: create your own party and win the next election. It’s that easy.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 10:00 PM

Go back to your old high school and ask your American History teacher to tell you about what happened to the Whigs between 1852 and 1860. My only prayer is that we won’t have the bloodshed that accompanied the Whigs’ disappearance from the body-politic.

When the Republican Party fades into obscurity, as its longtime voters and donors finally wake up to what a skeevey backstabbing political harlot it has become in the last 40 years, there will be something waiting in the wings to take its place. You can bet on it.

gryphon202 on February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Sometimes I have the feeling you think that it’s all a game and that you somehow won because Romney was defeated.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Exactly.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

Gotcha. Romney was not my first choice at the beginning but when he got it I gave as much support as I could. I’m sick that this POS won re-election.

VegasRick on February 20, 2013 at 10:04 PM

You gave Romney more of your support than he deserved IMO, Rick. Ptooey.

gryphon202 on February 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

Sometimes I have the feeling you think that it’s all a game and that you somehow won because Romney was defeated.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 9:56 PM

Exactly.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 10:07 PM

“Won”? No. “Vindicated”? You bet your ass.

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 10:08 PM

For the record I have much less of a problem with Romney than Beta Boy. I supported Romney both runs. ; )

Bmore on February 20, 2013 at 10:01 PM

You have more of a problem with Romney than Obama. You supported Romney so much you couldn’t resist calling him Rmoney.

Basilsbest on February 20, 2013 at 10:11 PM

And it was Romney’s job to convince me to vote for him. It’s called a…campaign? You are familiar with the concept, I trust?

ddrintn on February 20, 2013 at 9:57 PM

I’m familiar with the concept of personal responsibility.

We don’t live in the 19th century any more. If you want to know what a candidate stands for, just go to his/her website, read his books and articles, look at his record.

Everything else is show.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I’m familiar with the concept of personal responsibility.

We don’t live in the 19th century any more. If you want to know what a candidate stands for, just go to his/her website, read his books and articles, look at his record.

Everything else is show.

Gelsomina on February 20, 2013 at 10:12 PM

I did look at Romney’s record. And I saw it at distinct odds with the rest of his campaign literature/speeches. And then I saw the writing on the wall:

mene mene thekel upharsin

gryphon202 on February 20, 2013 at 10:15 PM

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