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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So tell us how ridiculous we look. After reminding us what a “genius” Romney is. After asserting that it’s the grassroots’ fault he didn’t win. After telling us again how “electable” he was even after he wasn’t elected. After trying to come up with all the times he responded with swift outrage to the Leftist attacks against him . After trying to list all the times he confronted media false narratives. After trying to answer why he said nothing about Benghazi after he got bi*ch-slapped by the media. After claming Obama’s victory is ours when we’re the ones who were pleading with Romney to take the gloves off. After not one of you can take responsibility for a loss some of us predicted years. After explaining the strange political calculation that compels a campaign to proactively slur its base EVEN AFTER THE NOMINATION IS WON — while the opposition aggressively panders to its own. After explaining how it is Romney’s supporters can boast that they DIDN’T NEED the base because of the irresistible appeal of their candidate to “indies” but have no explanation where those indies went and instead blame the base they DIDN’T NEED. After explaining TWO consecutive failed presidential campaigns based on the same strategy of “moderate trumps all and conservative are poison to the electorate.” After addressing all these incoherences, hypocrisies, duplicities, pomposities and fallacies, please tell us how ridicuous we look.

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

Repeated for blinding, irrefutable T-R-U-T-H (particularly the bolded parts)… and just to give the few diehard shills and scolds remaining from Team ButtHurt two solid, consecutive chances NOT to deal with any/all of the points made. ;)

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 2:20 AM

I just want to say that g2825m was always an outstanding promoter of Gov. Romney. He could highlight all that he found admirable in Mitt without belittling those who would not listen and those who were hard to convince. I think Gov. Romney would have been proud of his efforts on his behalf. Most of the rest of you…..I repeat, worse cheerleaders ever.
Cindy Munford on February 20, 2013 at 11:33 PM

Cindy Munford, I am going to call you out right now. You were always friendly with those who would bash in the most vulgar ways any supporters of Romney. You were absolutely SILENT whenever your little commenter buddies would go off on their frequent anti-Romney supporter insult sprees. And you know it. Romney supporters were always outnumbered terribly on this site, but we still fought back and put the annoying self-proclaimed “True Cons” in their place. We were outnumbered, and we still dominated the Mark Levin parrots. So spare me your scolding now. You want to know why you were called a phony? That is why. Yes, I know you are held in high esteem here, but I am not afraid to call out phoniness wherever I see it.
Even after the primaries, these lunatic Romney-bashers kept it up. You people are tiresome, often phony and do Obama supporters’ work for them.
Given that many of you are diehard Palin cultists, it’s easy to see why people say many of you people give Sarah Palin fans a bad name.
bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Also want to add…

You Romney-bashers are delusional. You claim that Romney insulted you or said he didn’t need you. But that’s a complete lie. He did nothing of the sort. You people live in fantasyland. You Romney-bashers need to get a new hobby. Who are you going to dump on for the next three years? Oh, that’s right, you have to wait to listen to Mark Levin to know what to think. You guys are such principled, ideologically pure self-described “True Conservatives.” Your entire identity depends on identifying so-called RINO to complain about.

The truth is that Romney is probably a better man than most of you naysaying, bigmouth keyboard warriors ever will be.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Oh, that’s right, you have to wait to listen to Mark Levin to know what to think. You guys are such principled, ideologically pure self-described “True Conservatives.”

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Ladies and gentlemen: the voting base outreach that directly lead to this year’s triumphal Romney administration inaugural ball, in all its electoral majesty and glory.

“Furthermore, deponent sayeth not.” Sad, sad.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 2:38 AM

Wow. The die hard Romney cultists is certifiably insane.

SparkPlug on February 21, 2013 at 2:46 AM

Stench

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 2:54 AM

Brokeback Beta: “Ah jes’ hope ah kin larn how’ta quit ya.” ;)

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 2:14 AM

Now see, that right there is funny! Thanks, I needed a good laugh before turning in for the night. I owe ya! ; )

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 2:59 AM

After explaining how it is Romney’s supporters can boast that they DIDN’T NEED the base because of the irresistible appeal of their candidate to “indies” but have no explanation where those indies went and instead blame the base they DIDN’T NEED.we look.

rrpjr on February 20, 2013 at 10:50 PM

You claim that Romney insulted you or said he didn’t need you. But that’s a complete lie.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM

“Reading is FUNdamental!”

*snort*

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 3:04 AM

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?

Well hell, if a no-account snowbilly can have an impact on the national conversation it can’t be all that hard, right? Right?

alwaysfiredup on February 21, 2013 at 3:05 AM

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM

…since you don’t seem to like Mark Levin…*in my best Levin screech*…GET OFF THE THREAD…!!!…YOU NUCKING FUTTY MORON…!!!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2013 at 3:08 AM

“Reading is FUNdamental!”
*snort*
Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Newsflash:
You handful of clowns don’t represent the base. So, for example, if someone were to suggest that a particular candidate does not require the support of a snarky young lady internet troll such as yourself who constantly badmouths said candidate, they are not speaking about the party’s conservative base. They are speaking about the young lady Internet troll and the rest of the handful of deranged shut-ins on Percodan (and there’s nothing wrong with being on that!) on this site who love to pretend to be “True Conservatives” while campaigning against and endlessly badmouthing (before and after the election) the Republican nominee.

Hope that clears up your misunderstandings. Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:21 AM

rrpjr on February 21, 2013 at 12:50 AM

Agreed. Romney did not ultimately rise to the occasion … but his first debate performance was tantalizingly close ….

Romney gave us a glimmer but the man did not shine when he had the chance.

And we ask: Cannot we do better than Romney?

Cannot we do better than Allen in Virginia for example?

Cannot we do better than those buffoons who defeated themselves in bids for the Senate?

Sherman1864 on February 21, 2013 at 3:24 AM

Let’s see what kind of Romney emerges at CPAC….

Sherman1864 on February 21, 2013 at 3:26 AM

…if there’s one thing Romney does well, it’s ineffable awkwardness. — Ap

Uh No Thanks!
Just go home and
find your mittens
you silly kitten!

“Let’s Roll”

On Watch on February 21, 2013 at 3:34 AM

I think that, even after Romney became the nominee, some of you never really put defeating Obama as a top priority. Some of you would rather have the opportunity to whine about Obama and the supposed “RINO” candidate than you would like to see Obama out of office. You would shrivel up without something like that to moan about. You guys more than anything love complaining because it gives you an opportunity to declare yourselves on some supposed higher, purer plane of conservatism, while the rest of us wanted to win the election and get Obama the heck out of office. You offered little but naysaying and self-superior declarations of your so-called unimpeachable conservative principles.

I was feeling upset about the election again yesterday. I found on my phone a picture I had taken of my completed general election absentee ballot, where I voted for Romney. It was supposed to be a happy photographic record to look back on years from now, reminding me of when the country rejected Obama and corrected its course.

Shame on all of you who, out of petty vindictiveness, worked against Romney and worked to increase division within conservative ranks.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:41 AM

But I have not lost hope. We will win the next one! I like our candidate choices coming up.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:54 AM

“our”
“we”
It screams alone in dire need of connection. Its lonely at the top, even for a bottom feeder.

tom daschle concerned on February 21, 2013 at 4:11 AM

“Reading is FUNdamental!”
*snort*
Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 3:04 AM

Newsflash: *SNIP*

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:21 AM

You lied, clumsily and obviously.

You were righteously busted for it.

Cope, pookums.

Let me know if I can be of further assistance.

A sniveling, butthurt little online nonentity such as yourself? Oh, do hold your breath waiting, absolutely.

[::shakes head, chuckling::]

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 5:11 AM

I was feeling upset about the election again yesterday. I found on my phone a picture I had taken of my completed general election absentee ballot, where I voted for Romney. It was supposed to be a happy photographic record to look back on

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:41 AM

An unalloyed, unabashed Karl Rove/Dick Morris/”UnSkewedPolls.com”-type low info foot soldier, for whom voting is, pitifully, the equivalent of penning red ink hearts all over a Tiger Beat photo of their latest liberal GOP boy-crush.

‘Nuff said.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 5:15 AM

An unalloyed, unabashed Karl Rove/Dick Morris/”UnSkewedPolls.com”-type low info foot soldier, for whom voting is, pitifully, the equivalent of penning red ink hearts all over a Tiger Beat photo of their latest liberal GOP boy-crush.
‘Nuff said.
Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 5:15 AM

Have you ever left a comment on this site that wasn’t a forced, desperate attempt to try to sound snarky and witty, or is that the only mode you operate in? You’re trying too hard, and it’s not working. I know you said you were teen girl, so I’m just going to leave it there and hope you mature with time.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 5:33 AM

An unalloyed, unabashed Karl Rove/Dick Morris/”UnSkewedPolls.com”-type low info foot soldier, for whom voting is, pitifully, the equivalent of penning red ink hearts all over a Tiger Beat photo of their latest liberal GOP boy-crush.

‘Nuff said.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 5:15 AM

*blubber*snivel*WHINE*

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 5:33 AM

Exhibit “A.” Next slide, please.

Dismissed, toddler.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 6:29 AM

Who would waste their money to go to CPAC?

And Washington DC in March?? Could they try to pick a desirable location for once, they might get a better response.

Is Juan McCain speaking?

Susan Collins? Olympia Snow?

Seriously, Mitt Romney? Rick Santorum? gag

stenwin77 on February 21, 2013 at 6:35 AM

Jeb Bush ??? double gag

stenwin77 on February 21, 2013 at 6:41 AM

I know you said you were teen girl

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 5:33 AM

.. oh, and assuming this failed, spastic attempt at standard English means what I can only imagine it’s intended to mean: you’re either hallucinating, or else lying (ineptly) again.

Strike Two. Strike Three. Back to the bench, peewee.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 6:44 AM

Shame on all of you who, out of petty vindictiveness, worked against Romney and worked to increase division within conservative ranks.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:41 AM

…the only “rank” you are in…is a NUT Rank!

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2013 at 7:32 AM

Oh, that’s right, you have to wait to listen to Mark Levin to know what to think. You guys are such principled, ideologically pure self-described “True Conservatives.”

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:32 AM

Ladies and gentlemen: the voting base outreach that directly lead to this year’s triumphal Romney administration inaugural ball, in all its electoral majesty and glory.

“Furthermore, deponent sayeth not.” Sad, sad.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 2:38 AM

The past tense of lead is led. Dummy.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 7:50 AM

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?

Come on. Liberal media will be happy to parade Romney in front of a national audience on a non-stop basis. A proven loser with an inability to connect with the audience. Then we have Romneycare, which he continues to defend. Obamacare remains unpopular. But with Romney’s help the average/low info voter will be convinced Republicans are responsible for every unpopular aspect of Obamacare.

MSNBC and CNN will probably offer him his own show. What better face for the liberal media to present as “Republican”.

D.L.Mc on February 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

Then again, if there’s one thing Romney does well, it’s ineffable awkwardness.

He wasn’t awkward when he took out his competition in the GOP….

Don L on February 21, 2013 at 8:07 AM

The past tense of lead is led. Dummy.

Basilsbest on February 21, 2013 at 7:50 AM

Clearly, you’ve never worked as an attorney. Moron.

How humiliating. For you.

Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 8:11 AM

He wasn’t awkward when he took out his competition in the GOP….

The “best” banana in a rotten bunch is still a rotten banana.

D.L.Mc on February 21, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Clearly, you’ve never worked as an attorney. Moron.
How humiliating. For you.
Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 8:11 AM

And apparently you never passed HTML 101. Copy and paste fail. Try again to get that link right. I know things like HTML tags can be hard for some people, especially people who put all their energy into trying write forced snarky post after forced snarky post.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Romney is a good man, a brilliant businessman, and was a terrific candidate who was undone by a force that I defy any Republican to stand up to, no matter where he or she falls on the ideological spectrum; the complete, shameless, and open advocacy of the press for Obama. Every tiny thing Romney did or said was picked over like bones by vultures; Obama got pass after pass, softball after softball interview; “Sir, when you walk on water, do your shoes get damp?” Romney was a gentleman, but it wouldn’t have served him any better to have been a street fighter. The press would have reviled him for that. The real problem for Romney is going to be the real problem for whoever we run against Hillary or (your prediction here) the next time; they’re going to have to find a way to get their narrative past the press. Good luck with that. At least Rubio has learned that lesson, evidenced by his rapid embrace of the absurd water bottle Waterloo moment. But how much effort can a candidate put into looking nimble? There aren’t enough hours in the day to fight off the slurs AND present a cogent, thoughtful, aggressive and convincing platform. I don’t mean to be defeatist, but I’m afraid that’s where it stands. They who control the messaging, control the message.

datripp on February 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Correct link: http://www.spanishdict.com/answers/139909/and-further-deponent-sayeth-not
Kent18 on February 21, 2013 at 8:13 AM

How sad that you can’t just admit that you don’t know how to spell.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM

Romney is a good man, a brilliant businessman, and was a terrific candidate who was undone by a force that I defy any Republican to stand up to, no matter where he or she falls on the ideological spectrum; the complete, shameless, and open advocacy of the press for Obama. Every tiny thing Romney did or said was picked over like bones by vultures; Obama got pass after pass, softball after softball interview; “Sir, when you walk on water, do your shoes get damp?” Romney was a gentleman, but it wouldn’t have served him any better to have been a street fighter. The press would have reviled him for that. The real problem for Romney is going to be the real problem for whoever we run against Hillary or (your prediction here) the next time; they’re going to have to find a way to get their narrative past the press. Good luck with that. At least Rubio has learned that lesson, evidenced by his rapid embrace of the absurd water bottle Waterloo moment. But how much effort can a candidate put into looking nimble? There aren’t enough hours in the day to fight off the slurs AND present a cogent, thoughtful, aggressive and convincing platform. I don’t mean to be defeatist, but I’m afraid that’s where it stands. They who control the messaging, control the message.
datripp on February 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Brilliantly put.

Couldn’t agree more. More than anything, the problem is the media. It’s a big, big problem.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:26 AM

I hope Romney again tries to sell the STUPID idea that Romney/0bamaScare is a CONSERVATIVE idea. They will kick him so hard that his azz will be the first to return home.

DannoJyd on February 21, 2013 at 8:32 AM

MSNBC and CNN will probably offer him his own show. What better face for the liberal media to present as “Republican”.

D.L.Mc on February 21, 2013 at 8:01 AM

.
Looking at the disgusting and dishonest people who get to lead and litter our National Political landscape with their despicable values- Romney can still remind us of what American decency is all about. Why he would entertain the abuse is the real question.

Once Romney he was convicted of being a rich white guy, murderer, tax cheat and bully – he probably didn’t stand much of a chance. But it was decency that would not allow us to think a propagandist Pravda media would have so much control over the thought process of this country. We found out it does, and learned who J Z was in the process.

I’ll support a Romney against the likes of these creeps Reid, Pelosi Rangel, now Menedez and of course our Marxist in Chief- President Revenge – etc. etc.

Decency matters. Never Surrender- right Gill ?

FlaMurph on February 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM

I think that, even after Romney became the nominee, some of you never really put defeating Obama as a top priority. Some of you would rather have the opportunity to whine about Obama and the supposed “RINO” candidate than you would like to see Obama out of office. You would shrivel up without something like that to moan about. You guys more than anything love complaining because it gives you an opportunity to declare yourselves on some supposed higher, purer plane of conservatism, while the rest of us wanted to win the election and get Obama the heck out of office. You offered little but naysaying and self-superior declarations of your so-called unimpeachable conservative principles.

I was feeling upset about the election again yesterday. I found on my phone a picture I had taken of my completed general election absentee ballot, where I voted for Romney. It was supposed to be a happy photographic record to look back on years from now, reminding me of when the country rejected Obama and corrected its course.

Shame on all of you who, out of petty vindictiveness, worked against Romney and worked to increase division within conservative ranks.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 3:41 AM

I did vote for Romney, reluctantly.

I never worked against him.

However, if you will look at my posts before and once he had won the primary, I had serious misgivings about him. He appears to be duplicitous (he may actually have changed his positions, but to make such radical changes when it is to his political advantage… the optics are bad, at the least), he attacked Newt Gingrich with FAR more fervor than Obama (and I specifically mentioned this fear), and he failed to stress the dangers of Obamacare (and why it MUST be repealed.)

Looking back, it’s clear why he lost:
1) Enough of the base didn’t trust him
2) His experience in the primary left him unprepared for dealing with a hostile press (unlike, say, Gingrich)
3) His background was tailor-made for the Obama campaign attacks.

Further, because of my misgivings, I am actually relieved he was not president when Newtown occurred. I believe he would have led a charge for an assault weapon ban and universal background checks and any number of a myriad of new gun regulations. How would the “true cons” in Congress have fought against their own president on that?

Given the fact that I voted for the guy and STILL think he would have been capable of stabbing us in the back like that, can you finally comprehend how foolish it was to pick a “moderate” whose positions the base does not trust?

makattak on February 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM

FlaMurph on February 21, 2013 at 8:36 AM

Yes, I agree completely. Wish I could say it like you. I get carried away and sometimes lose the point of what I’m saying.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM

(Note: I even said I would not vote for him on several occasions. I eventually convinced myself to do so, but only just barely. I know many others who were unable to do so.)

makattak on February 21, 2013 at 8:45 AM

If you missed that, it was because you were allied with it.

astonerii on February 20, 2013 at 5:30 PM

Exactly. I was called stupid, among other things, by two, self-identified women in the face of me emphasizing that if Romney won the nomination I would vote for him in the general, but was not supporting him in the primary.

I spent hours reading the comments on this site during the primaries, more than I posted. As an objective observer and periodic participant in the conversation, I can definitely state that the Romney cheerleaders were nastier, more condescending, and out right vicious than the ABR crowd, who did more reacting than antagonizing. In other words, more often than not, they’d hit back when hit by the Romney gang. I will concur that some ABRs *cough* Hondasomethingorother *cough were on the muscle out of the gate, and when that would occur, it would get downright bloody.

Sorry, but that’s how I saw it.

totherightofthem on February 21, 2013 at 8:47 AM

(Also, I suppose I should note, as I am certain to be corrected, I should have said “Preident-elect when Newtown occured.)

makattak on February 21, 2013 at 8:48 AM

Given the fact that I voted for the guy and STILL think he would have been capable of stabbing us in the back like that, can you finally comprehend how foolish it was to pick a “moderate” whose positions the base does not trust?
makattak on February 21, 2013 at 8:44 AM

Of the candidates who ran, there is no question he was the best choice. Newt, Perry and definitely Santorum would have lost by a lot more.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Of the candidates who ran, there is no question he was the best choice. Newt, Perry and definitely Santorum would have lost by a lot more.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM

He lost. There will ALWAYS be questions as to whether he was the best candidate.

Each of the others had drawbacks as well. Would their strengths have overcome those drawbacks? We will never know.

(Personally, despite the attacks he would have faced, I’d have preferred to see if Newt Gingrich could win, simply because he, at least, would fight. But of course, we will never know, now.)

makattak on February 21, 2013 at 8:52 AM

Of the candidates who ran, there is no question he was the best choice. Newt, Perry and definitely Santorum would have lost by a lot more.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM

President Willard thanks you for your support.

Garym on February 21, 2013 at 9:06 AM

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 2:11 AM

Mrs. Munford is one of the most polite posters on here.

You give delusional fanatics a bad name.

kingsjester on February 21, 2013 at 9:10 AM

Romney is a good man, a brilliant businessman, and was a terrific candidate who was undone by a force that I defy any Republican to stand up to, no matter where he or she falls on the ideological spectrum; the complete, shameless, and open advocacy of the press for Obama.

datripp on February 21, 2013 at 8:20 AM

Heh. Palin gets torn to shreds, and it’s all her own fault. Mr Electable whiffs against the most beatable Dem incumbent in a century after 3 years of positive press, and it’s the fault of that sinister Force. Look, that same Force was responsible for the milquetoast’s winning the nomination in the first place. Live by it, die by it.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:14 AM

Of the candidates who ran, there is no question he was the best choice. Newt, Perry and definitely Santorum would have lost by a lot more.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Nobody knows that. What we KNOW is that the moderate lost miserably.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Predetermined.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Unavoidable.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:25 AM

Lost voters.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:27 AM

Bmore: LOL! Those are great!

totherightofthem on February 21, 2013 at 9:29 AM

Sum up.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:30 AM

Nicely done.

kingsjester on February 21, 2013 at 9:31 AM

Palinization. Just for you gilled one.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

By the way gilled one, there have been three times as many of these done on Palin as Romney. Or Rmoney™ if Beta Boy prefers. Get out some, both of you, You aren’t conjoined twins are you?

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:35 AM

Have to tell you though gilled one, even the with harshest anti Palin ones, she still looks great. Yum!

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:47 AM

P A L I N
F O R
P R E S I D E N T

(:->)

KOOLAID2 on February 21, 2013 at 9:50 AM

Newt, Perry and definitely Santorum would have lost by a lot more.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM

Bunk! Newt, Perry AND Santorum could have run against the issue of 0bamaCare. That issue would have sunk 0bama, and it was Romneycare that kept Willard from winning.

DannoJyd on February 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

Once Romney he was convicted of being a rich white guy, murderer, tax cheat and bully – he probably didn’t stand much of a chance. But it was decency that would not allow us to think a propagandist Pravda media would have so much control over the thought process of this country. We found out it does, and learned who J Z was in the process.

After Palin did the media treatment really surprise you??

I do not dispute that Romney is a good and decent man. But he is also robotic and awkward. Bush also grew up uber wealthy, yet he was able to present himself as a backslapper boy next door to a degree. Romney does not drink and probably never hung out with “the boys”. He was completely unable to present himself as anything but super rich and cut off from the realities of life for typical Americans. Everything from the prancing dressage ponies to the thirty car garage fit the narrative Obama was selling about him.

The Democratic party consists of the super wealthy and super poor. The Republicans now represent the middle class. Romney is almost a caricature of a Republican from fifty years ago – rich, white and out of touch. The media would love to keep this myth going and parading Romney in front of the public will allow that.

D.L.Mc on February 21, 2013 at 9:54 AM

Of the candidates who ran, there is no question he was the best choice. Newt, Perry and definitely Santorum would have lost by a lot more.
bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:49 AM
Nobody knows that. What we KNOW is that the moderate lost miserably.
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 9:18 AM

Palin got less votes than Romney. Sorry to bring up that inconvenient fact.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Palinization. Just for you gilled one.
Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 9:32 AM

I am afraid to click. You might send me to some horrible virus-causing site.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Palin got less votes than Romney. Sorry to bring up that inconvenient fact.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Palin didn’t run for president.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

^ By the way, grammar/spelling Nazi, the word is “fewer”, not “less”.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Palin got less votes than Romney. Sorry to bring up that inconvenient fact.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

Less votes on account of she didn’t run, dumbshit. What part of “Romney lost to Obama” is so hard for you to understand will you be making excuses for next?

gryphon202 on February 21, 2013 at 10:04 AM

Palin got less votes than Romney. Sorry to bring up that inconvenient fact.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 9:58 AM

President milquetoast thanks you for your support.

Garym on February 21, 2013 at 10:06 AM

^ By the way, grammar/spelling Nazi, the word is “fewer”, not “less”.
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

Excuse me, but I never correct spelling on here.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Excuse me, but I never correct spelling on here.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

And the way you sling around grammatical errors, you should never correct grammar either.

gryphon202 on February 21, 2013 at 10:09 AM

Palin didn’t run for president.
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

And she never will. That fact drives the Dems crazy. Palin as our nominee would ensure a greater victory for Dems than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

And she never will. That fact drives the Dems crazy. Palin as our nominee would ensure a greater victory for Dems than Reagan’s 1984 victory.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

The Dems thank you for your support.

Garym on February 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Excuse me, but I never correct spelling on here.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

How sad that you can’t just admit that you don’t know how to spell.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 8:24 AM

No, but you are sure obnoxious about it..

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Palin didn’t run for president.
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:02 AM

And she never will.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:10 AM

I don’t know if she will or not. She’s young. I DO know that the Dems would LOVE to see Mitt the Inevitable give it another go. Remember how terrified they were of him? Hmmmmm?

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

Bunk! Newt, Perry AND Santorum could have run against the issue of 0bamaCare. That issue would have sunk 0bama, and it was Romneycare that kept Willard from winning.

DannoJyd on February 21, 2013 at 9:53 AM

And furthermore, even if they had lost- all that hammering about Obamacare during the election would have sunk in with the electorate. And now that the healthcare cost etc. are coming to light, the dumb electorate could link it all. We had a platform during the election to make the case.

I don’t know if she will or not. She’s young. I DO know that the Dems would LOVE to see Mitt the Inevitable give it another go. Remember how terrified they were of him? Hmmmmm?

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

I think she is a better king maker. I think she needs to become the head of the RNC..

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

I am afraid to click. You might send me to some horrible virus-causing site.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Sites don’t “cause” viruses, IT genius.

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I am afraid to click. You might send me to some horrible virus-causing site.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM

Might be, or maybe I put the virus on the Romney ones you clicked. How will you know which? Quandary.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM

I don’t know if she will or not. She’s young. I DO know that the Dems would LOVE to see Mitt the Inevitable give it another go. Remember how terrified they were of him? Hmmmmm?
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

She won’t run, and thank goodness for that. The woman’s only appeal is among the dolt segment of our party. Just look at the comments on this site. Sure, the rest of us will defend her when we must, but we don’t want to see her as our nominee. I think she’s right on many issues, but I’m tired of making excuses for her. I think we can aim a little higher than a gimmicky former half-term governor who is incapable of appearing for challenging tv interviews.

No, but you are sure obnoxious about it..
melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:13 AM

Look at the context. I wasn’t correcting spelling.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

I am afraid to click. You might send me to some horrible virus-causing site.
bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:00 AM
Sites don’t “cause” viruses, IT genius.
steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:20 AM

Why don’t you explain it for me, smart guy. The thought of all these wheels and gizmos in this computer makes my head spin.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:25 AM

She won’t run, and thank goodness for that. The woman’s only appeal is among the dolt segment of our party.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:23 AM

Oh, she might very well run at some point. And if she has only the “dolts”, that’s still more than Magnificent Mitt ever had. That loser couldn’t even manage that.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:26 AM

I don’t know if she will or not. She’s young. I DO know that the Dems would LOVE to see Mitt the Inevitable give it another go. Remember how terrified they were of him? Hmmmmm?

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM

I think she is a better king maker. I think she needs to become the head of the RNC..

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

No, I think she needs to stay totally outside that streaming pike of crap known as the GOP. Mitt needs to head the RNC. As for running, we’ll see.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM

* pile of crap, that is

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:28 AM

I don’t know if she will or not. She’s young. I DO know that the Dems would LOVE to see Mitt the Inevitable give it another go. Remember how terrified they were of him? Hmmmmm?
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:15 AM
I think she is a better king maker. I think she needs to become the head of the RNC..
melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:19 AM

That would be rich. But it’ll never happen. Palin gets her strength (what little remains) from turning Republicans against one another. It is her whole shtick. Without it she would have nothing to talk about on Fox. Oh, wait. Fox News fired her already.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Mitt is very handsome, intelligent, attractive man. He looks like Matthew Fox’s, from Lost, distinguished, older brother. Plus it’s kinda sexy that he can speak French…..ooh la la!

sheryl on January 16, 2008 at 11:06 PM

You know I’ve changed my mind. Mitt Romney looks more like Don Draper from Mad Men or Don Draper’s “non-drinking, non- smoking, faithful to his wife” older brother.

And if you’ve never had a man speak French to you, don’t knock it until then….it’s is very sexy….and I don’t really care if that makes me a RINO to HA.

sheryl on May 10, 2011 at 8:12 PM

Ok, I’m going to be made fun of for saying this (and it has nothing to do with politics), but doesn’t Mitt look amazing in this video?

He looks like a model from a Polo Ralph Lauren commercial.

bluegill on March 21, 2012 at 6:50 AM

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM

No, I think she needs to stay totally outside that streaming pike of crap known as the GOP. Mitt needs to head the RNC. As for running, we’ll see.
ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:27 AM

Spelling nazi, looks like you’re the one who should proofread a little better.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM

Mitt is very handsome. You must be jealous.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Bluegill, still searching for just the right combination of insults to motivate conservatives to support her loser, RINO candidate.

SurferDoc on February 21, 2013 at 10:39 AM

Spelling nazi, looks like you’re the one who should proofread a little better.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:34 AM

I did.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:41 AM

That would be rich. But it’ll never happen. Palin gets her strength (what little remains)

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

How much strength does Mighty Mitt have now?

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

That would be rich. But it’ll never happen. Palin gets her strength (what little remains) from turning Republicans against one another. It is her whole shtick.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

No, that’s your schtick. And it wasn’t ever reserved just for Palin and her supporters, but for anyone who stood in Mitt’s way.

New predictive election models are apparently showing that the average number of teeth in a district is inversely proportional to the size of the vote Rick Santorum will win.

bluegill on March 20, 2012 at 3:41 PM

Rick Perry seems like the kind of unimpressive student or employee who has skated through life for too long by relying on a kind nauseating, put-on, cartoonish, folksy, arent-I-likeable and down-to-earth act. “Charm” like this is fake, fake, fake. Rick Perry seems like a cartoon character reading lines that were fed to him. I’m disappointed to see so many people won over by Perry’s pandering charade. I hate to say it, but I feel like Perry is targeting the less intelligent of the Republican primary voters, much like Huckabee did 4 years ago when he took his “aw-shucks” clown roadshow on tour in Iowa.

bluegill on December 16, 2011 at 11:37 AM

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Basilsbest on December 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Agree with that 100%. You and CDSeven are my favorite commenters on here.

bluegill on December 21, 2011 at 4:55 PM

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

That would be rich. But it’ll never happen. Palin gets her strength (what little remains) from turning Republicans against one another. It is her whole shtick. Without it she would have nothing to talk about on Fox. Oh, wait. Fox News fired her already.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

I have never seen her try to turn one Republican against each other unlike voices like Rove et al.

You know you would have more credibility with me if you could admit just ONE weakness about Romney like say we were hamstrung going after Obama’s biggest weakness Obamacare because of Romneycare or something else. The problem is that while you are accusing everyone else of Messiah worship, you are the biggest person doing it.

And I truly at the beginning tried to deal with you nicely, but you are so damn obnoxious about everything; I find myself sinking to your level– and I admit it sometimes sparring with you is fun.

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM

Mitt is very handsome. You must be jealous.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:36 AM

Palin is very pretty. You must be jealous envious.

(jealousenvious — look it up!)

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Mitt is very handsome. You must be jealous.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:36 AM

LOL– He looks like and oversterioded Ken doll.

But being nice to bluegill now. Have you ever seen epic rap battles of History? They did a skit of Romney vs. Obama. I think you will like it. It was funny. I will give you a link, but if not look it up on you.tube..

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX_1B0w7Hzc

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:47 AM

You know you would have more credibility with me if you could admit just ONE weakness about Romney

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:44 AM

I’ll attempt to answer as bluegill:

Mitt’s only weakness was that he had no weaknesses. Perfection tends to turn off the masses of the inferior. That’s why all you Palin-worshipin’, Levin-listenin’, toothless nutjobs torpedoed his candidacy.

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:42 AM

Here’s an epic rap battle of history that you would like.. It’s Sarah Palin vs. Lady Gaga. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9N9VAdDwons

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 10:50 AM

Mitt’s self-presentation reeked phoniness and weakness. He never had a chance once the public got a good, long look at him in the debates. His one good performance was a pose, just like everything else about him.

SurferDoc on February 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Here ya go gilled one. As you read this, you’re thinking to yourself, I know there is a great photo of Romney on that link. Do I click it? I think you will. You just can’t resist Romney.

Bmore on February 21, 2013 at 10:56 AM

Basilsbest on December 21, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Agree with that 100%. You and CDSeven are my favorite commenters on here.

bluegill on December 21, 2011 at 4:55 PM

steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:43 AM

LOL, that’s hilarious considering bluegill IS csdeven. Note the intentional misspelling of the username designed to cover that.

ddrintn on February 21, 2013 at 10:59 AM

Mitt’s only weakness was that he had no weaknesses. Perfection tends to turn off the masses of the inferior. That’s why all you Palin-worshipin’, Levin-listenin’, toothless nutjobs torpedoed his candidacy.
steebo77 on February 21, 2013 at 10:49 AM

You know that wouldn’t be so funny if it didn’t really resemble some of her real posts on Romney.

melle1228 on February 21, 2013 at 11:04 AM

That would be rich. But it’ll never happen. Palin gets her strength (what little remains) from turning Republicans against one another. It is her whole shtick. Without it she would have nothing to talk about on Fox. Oh, wait. Fox News fired her already.

bluegill on February 21, 2013 at 10:33 AM

Oh look, the curtain is getting drawn back……

Garym on February 21, 2013 at 11:11 AM

if Sarah Palin had backed the only candidate with a prayer of defeating Obama and the Primary had ended after Florida Mitt Romney would likely have won.

Basilsbest on November 28, 2012 at 12:50 PM

portlandon on February 21, 2013 at 11:17 AM

I for one am sick and tired of the gratuitous Mitt GQ handsome posts…if you hate good looking people I hate you!

freakin commies

windansea on January 17, 2008 at 9:11 PM

portlandon on February 21, 2013 at 11:18 AM

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