I happened to be at the Utah Republican Convention as a delagate, and based on
what I saw, Mitt Romney's demise is great exaggerated in this article. Although
he was tepidly booed when he nominated Bennnett, everything else he said
received cheers and applause. Mitt Romney got more attention and more positive
reponse than any other person at the convention. I'm involved in the Tea Party,
and I don't know anyone who doesn't back Romney. And when did they annoint
David Kirkham the leader of the Tea Party in Utah? This is news to me. I've
never heard of him.
4 quick points:1. The tea party will love Mitt's message of smaller
government, stronger faith/families, and military strength - this was his main
theme in 2008 - "the 3-legged stool."2. Anti-Mormon sentiment among
conservatives will wane as the story gets old and stale. Plus it helps that
conservatives love Glenn Beck - a Mormon.3. Any remaining
anti-Mormon bigots in Iowa who try to hijack Mitt in the Iowa caucus will split
their votes among Pawlenty, Palin, Huckleberry, etc.4. This vote
splintering will result in Mitt winning Iowa, then New Hampshire, Michigan,
Florida, and, eventually, the nomination.Mitt is the only
conservative who can beat Obama.
Weird, Romney is too establishment to get elected but too much an outsider
(because of his faith) to get elected.I voted Bob out and would have
no problem voting for Romney. If Romney tries to play the social
conservative platform then he looses. If, on the other hand, he plays the fiscal
conservative platform then he has a chance. I believe that many tea partiers
don't really care about traditional social values (abortion, prayer in schools,
gay marriage) nearly as much as they care about huge spending, deficits, high
taxes, more entitlements and slipping quality of life. If Romney
could control his message to focus on the economy then he could persuade many
segments of society to vote for him.
Don't pay attention to anything from the Boston Globe. They will promote any
dissension within the Republican party.Romney would be fine, but
there are other good candidates. Whomever the liberal media attacks, must be
feared by them. Whatever, Obama has to go, if we are to survive as a nation.
Gary Johnson 2012. A successful, two-term former Republican governor from a
heavily Democratic state. And a man of principle, not a man of expediency.
Mitt wouldn't get my vote because he is too much like the establishment. Palin
and Christie know how to control government corruption and spending.
Chris Christie would be the best choice among all republicans.
Mitt Romney? Who's he? This is the year of Sarah and the Mama Grizzlies. The Tea Party will continue to purge the Republican Party of the Fat Cat
Old Guard. John McCain has won his final election because he was able to
successfully change his stripes. Romney is a moderate, a RINO, anathema to the
Tea Party and he is cursed with being the guiding-light for Obamacare. His
transformation into a social conservative will be incomplete as Sarah Palin and
Michelle Bachmann sing the praises of their new darling, Marco Rubio.Any Republican who has been in the House for more than 4 terms and in the
Senate for more than 2 terms should be removed as getting too fat at the
government trough. Just look at John Boehner and his custom-made suits, smoking
Cuban cigars over a glass of Merlot wine. He's too used to the comfortable life
as El Jefe and the soft world he enjoys.Although Sarah may want
Michelle on the ticket as a "true" spokesperson of Real Americans, it would
probably be better to seek out Rubio for the second spot on the ticket. Romney
When Utah insist on electing Republicans, There will never be any change in
Utah. Everyone will be working 2 jobs to pay the RENT.
If the Tea Party advocates really want to re-make the Republican Party, they
need to rid themselves of all the establishment figures who want the enthusiasm
of the Tea Party but don't want their agenda.This includes such
Republican leaders as Mitch McConnell and John Boehner. Their whole being is
anti-Tea Party and old school, elite establishment. They are satisfied with
their positions in Washington as major players on the national scene and content
to enjoy the good life that their positions enjoy. Talk about Washington
insider Fat Cats!When asked if he would drink a Slurpee with the
President, John Boehner said that he would rather have a glass of Merlot. If
anyone represents the wine and cheese, cigar-smoking, golf-playing, back-room
wheeler-dealers, it would be John Boehner and Mitch McConnell. They like it
where they are and will use the Tea Party to keep them in the Good Life.Mitt Romney is no fool and he is also playing the same game to boost his
claim on the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. However, he and the
other Republican insiders will work to "handle" the Tea Party people for their
Ultimately, McCain would have been much better off picking Romney as a running
mate. With Sarah Palin, we ended up having Joe the Plumber, a guy who
didn't even understand the difference between gross receipts and taxable net
held up as the figurehead of American business.
Romney never had a chance. Our nation, sadly, has too many bigots and too many
ignorants. Look at the administration that we were given during a time of
economic calamity; an administration full of professors and greatly lacking
private business experience. So we we continue to damage our economy with
foolish grade-school decisions that business leaders would decry.Long
story short. We (our nation) doesn't want someone with experience in creating
jobs and turning a profit, we want someone who will tell us we can get something
I agree, his being Mormon will kill him politically. That would be cool if he
were to change to a blue dog democrat. He'd be awesome.
Mitt's history as governor speaks volumes. Electing Romney would mean business
as usual in the White House.No, thank you!
Can you visualize Mitt campaigning in some place like Arkansas insisting that
Sarah Palin is just another "elitist"?
Romney does have problems. Mormon. the flip flops, real or perceived. his
health plan in Mass. and the tea party, which is only going to get stronger.
Stop voting for someone because he has the same religion as you or because he
has the same skin color as you or same sex. Im LDS and will NEVER vote for
Romney. When asked by a Boston tv reporter wheather he believes Mormon founder
Joseph Smith actually saw God Romney replied, " I dont recall anyone seeing
God." For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ. hmmm... But you go ahead
and vote for him.I stand behind the canidate who defends the
constitution. I stand behind Ron Paul!
How about Chris Christie for President; Mitt Romney for treasury secretary?
Marco Rubio for Vice President. Christie/Rubio is every Dems worst nightmare.
There is no Romney chance in 2012. Don't delude yourself.
Romeny vs. ObamaYep that IS an easy decision.Looks like
the White House will be controled by the Democrats for four more years.
Mitt is who will hurt Mitt.He should have had more foresight to
stick w/ the middle-of-the-road Republican, w/ strong economic experience - the
same image that got a republican elected governor of MA. Instead,
while trying to pander to the south and Huckabee, he flip-flopped like crazy,
making him hardly believable. The Tea Party has momentum, but as
seen in NV, if they don't elect a reasonable Republican candidate than it will
all be for naught. America might not elect a Mormon, but they certainly won't
elect a Sharon Angle type candidate either -
The tea party doesn't like Romney but not because of religion. He is simply NOT
a conservative. NH won't accept him.. so he should give up now. Gingrich is long
been toast.. no one even considers him a conservative.We are on to
bigger and better things now.
Newt Gingritch? I thought the guy was entirely out of politics.I
look at him just as negatively as Nancy Pelosi, an established insider who plays
politics over actually representing the people who sent him to Congress.Huntsman is my pick for an outsider. He would beat Romney head to head
in Utah and doesn't have all the negative light to him that Romney does.If Romney wants a chance at being President, he should pick Huckabee as
a running mate.
Romney lost a ton of credibility with me when he endorsed Bailout Bob.But let's be serious....Romney vs. Obama?That's an easy decision.
It'll never happen. But it has nothing to do with the Tea Party.Romney
polls well, even among the Tea Party.He is intelligent and articulate and
has a business background.But he is not electable because of his Mormon
faith. He can't do anything about that. Larry O'Donnell ranted about his
grandfather last time. How does a candidate overcome that?What the Tea
Party HAS done is shine a light on fresh political talent. I see a political
outsider in 2012, like Jimmy Carter in 1976. Let's pray for a better result
I think Romney would make a good president. I just don't think enough people
can get past being LDS. And the ones who make it past that - a large number
won't make it past Romneycare. It's just too much associated with Obamacare,
only in a slightly more market friendly approach. Premiums in MA have gone up
(hugely), and you have a lot of people who get a policy when they get sick, and
paying the penalties until then, because it's cheaper than the inflated
insurance costs. Even understanding that his MA legislature was
going to pass it anyway over his veto if necessary, and by cooperating with them
he managed to fix some of the worst of it, I don't think most people are going
to give him a pass. Besides, his successor then proceeded to undo the changes
he'd fought for, so now it is the monster they wanted in the first place. And a
prime advertisement for why Congress shouldn't have done Obamacare.
The Tea Party doesn't fully understand what they do. The more they undermine the
Republican Party the more they empower the Democrats. Now I'm not saying that
Reps are better than Dems. Quite frankly they're all crooks!!! But this is the
danger of a three party system. A third party needs to take influence from both
Mitt Romney and Barney Frank made a promise to all the people on the SouthCoast
of Massachusetts that the United States would never allow the export of single
hull barges out of the United States. Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts
in 2003. Did they tell us the truth? On Sunday, April 27, 2003, the
Tank Barge Bouchard No. 120 struck rocks south of Westport, MA, when it passed
on the wrong side of a navigational marker at the entrance of Buzzards Bay. The
resulting 12-foot gash on the bottom of the hull released an estimated 98,000
Number 6 fuel oil in Buzzards Bay.
If the tea party is Romney's undoing, it should teach Republicans not to play
with fire by selling out their principles and integrity to the radicals. Do you
think McCain will ever shake the tea party off his back after he pandered to
them to get re-elected? The GOP will rue the day.
A Romney/Gingrich ticket, with Romney in the top spot would be fantastic! Why not Gingrich in the top spot? 2 reasons: proven marital infidelity
and no executive leadership by Gingrich. Romney has not committed the first and
has the second.A message for conservative Americans: 2012 - Finish The Job!
Rather than claim Romney won't win the Republican nomination because Tea
Partiers want a conservative, unselfish politician, why not investigate and see
if he's actually conservative and helpful to his fellow man?Was he
selfish when his investment company, Bain Capital, saved thousands of jobs over
the years by investing in failing companies? Yes, some jobs were cut but others
were saved and virtually every company Bain invested in rebounded and GAINED
jobs back. Is that selfish?Is it selfish when Mitt pledged to serve
as our President for free?, literally refusing his $400,000 a year salary?And claims that Romney is a flip-flopping liberal are nothing more than
lies put out by the mainstream media. Any honest person truly familiar with LDS
theology/church government knows Mitt is far more conservative than liberal.
And, no, Mitt saying that he would work with homosexuals in MA is not him being
a liberal sellout. That's Mitt trying to take care of his fellow man like
Christ said we should: love the sinner but not the sin.The
mainstream media; if they say someone is bad, that person is almost always
good.2012: Finish The Job!
Mitt Romney has never had a chance to get the nomination for President running
as a Republican.I have said it many times, Mitt's LDS faith will
never allow him to get through the primaries in the southern states while the
Southern Baptist Convention, who dominates the GOP voters, open discusses the
evils of the Mormon cult at least twice a year from the pulpit. Those voters know that they can only vote for an "acceptable" Christian
candidate like Huckabee, Palin, or the 3-times divorce adulterer Newt
Gingrich.However, Mitt would have a chance in the Democratic party
where a candidate doesn't have to pass a religious test to be nominated.