Skip to comments.Political "Death of A Salesman" : Romney's Pathetic Self-Implosion before Tampa (Vanity)
Posted on 05/04/2012 5:24:56 PM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
I haven't yet located Jim Robinson's post entitled "Frank discussion re our loss to Obama/Romney and the future direction of FR and tea party movement".
I'm sure that it's content was great.
I would like to be very careful in my next few words.
"Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will be the 2012 GOP Nominees in Tampa".
I am neither an alleged spiritual prophet, or a pollyana madman.
I have worked much in politics, including with Pat Buchanan, Dole-96, Bush-43 (Florida "Ballot-Chad" Protestor") and Newt Gingrich in Florida this year.
Something in my gut intuition tells me that the O-Romney GOP E-RINO Campaign is in a state of "quiet fear and desperation", albeit in a stealth mode ...
Forgive me for the historic analogy, but the situation has a peculiar feel about it, similar to Gen. Patton's vague suspicions that the German Wermacht was "up to something" just prior to launching the 1944 Battle of the Bulge".
Yesterday (Thursday, 2012-05-03) a news report (via Fox News, of course) mentioned something about Condi Rice being a "strategic win" Vice Presidential pick for Romney.
That's peculiar, because Condi Rice has repeatedly said that she's not the LEAST bit interested in such a position ... ever. That's been Condi's staement for a couple of years now.
Why would Romney be floating such an idea (so very publicly, at the national news media level) ... when he's been crowned the presumptive "King Romney" by E-RINO insiders such as Karl Rove (ad nauseum) ?
Is O-Romney frightened by a recent (unknown) event ?
What about the Marco Rubio (Florida Hispanic "Wonder Boy") discussions about being Romney's VP ?
Have they secretly floundered ?
Did "Rock Star" Senators Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan see polling data that says that even if he becomes a Southern Baptist (next week), that Romnet is TOAST with the GOP Conservative Base ?
A peculiar quiet has settled-in among the GOP Conservative Leadership ... Newt, Sarah, Santorum, Perry ...
I do not sense that this is the "Quiet of the Vanquished" ... but rather the same "quiet before the storm" that saw General George Washington's suprise defeat of the Hessians at Trenton, a CRUCIAL turning point of the Revolutionary War ...
Newt Gingrich repeatedly discussed this EXACT metaphor during his (active) campaign ... especially the "Victory or Death" aspect ...
From the British Empire's perspective (or Fox News), wasn't Gen. George Washington's conventional military campaign "suspended", "defeated", "financially broke with furious creditors" ... with Gen. Washington personally criticized with having a "monsterous ego", "grandious delusions of victory", needlessly calling on his troops to fight a "lost cause from the very beginning" ?
I can easily imagine Fox New's Shepard Smith (and the other recent GOP talking-head) ... telecasting this Fox News report about Gen. George Washington's defeat ... and that of the American Tea Party, as well ... using the above words ... as a part of the British Empire's "official" propaganda messenger boys ...
Coincidentally, these were (approximately) the VERY SAME WORDS that Fox News and Townhall used to describe Newt Gingrich's political decisons over the past few days ...
Again ... those Fox News derogatory terms for your convenience ...
a campaign "defeated", "financially broke with furious creditors" ... with Newt Gingrich having a "monsterous ego", "grandious delusions of victory", needlessly calling on his troops to fight a "lost cause from the very beginning" ...
We Free Republic Conservatives are well familiar with the literary phrase "Who is John Gault ?"
Let me ask "you" (gentle reader) a question ...
Who is Newt Gingrich ?
Who is Sarah Palin ?
Who is Rick Santorum ?
Who is Rick Perry ?
Who is Herman Cain ?
Who is Michelle Bachman ?
Do any of these names conjure up character-descriptions like "weak", "afraid", "cowardly", "visionless", "foolhardy", "phony", "money-grubbers", "liars" ???
Hardly, and quite the opposite !
For me, every one of these men and women (from my perspective) ...
Conjure up words like "courage", "intellect", "strength", "character", "faith", "VISION" ....
So what's my premise here ?
"Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will be the 2012 GOP Nominees in Tampa".
The O-Romney campaign won a Pyhrric Victory with his 650-whatever delegates "won" for Tampa ...
A tactical and strategic fool ... akin to Hitler's military genius (/sarcam-off) ...
O-Romney has butchered has own (potential) Infanrty Corps the Tea Party and Free Republic Conservatives) when he "carpet-bombed" his GOP Competitors (Newt, Santorum, Perry, Cain) into leaving the field ...
O-Romney "never once" articulated a "single" original "conservative" political idea the entire 2012 primary season ...
Not a "single" one ...
Obama defeats Romney in November 2012 ... period.
Marco Rubio, Colin Powell, Paul Ryan, Juan McCain, Condi Rice ... all know that ...
When Dan Rather (hail to Feeeper Buckhead) yesterday (2012-05-04) said that Romney might defeat Obama ... it's high-time to get the Bravo-Sierra knee-high waders on ...
O-Romney is toast.
And even Mittens knows it ... that explains the "desperation" move of publicly (begging) for Condi Rice to (please) come to Mitt's rescue ...
And Condi ain't buying Mitt's baloney ...
"Successful" (presumed) presidential candidates ARE NEVER BEGGING for Vice Presidential mates ... three (full) months before the GOP Convention's door opens ...
Romney is in "strategic" level trouble. Like the German Army at Stalingrad, he's sooo screwed ...
What happens next ? Funny you ask ...
1) Romneys Hollow-Support:
No one really likes Romney (including George & Barbara Bush)
The GOP E-RINO club (and Rush Limbaugh) only selected Romney because the other 7-8 GOP candidates wouldnt drink their Bain Capital betray America kool-aide
Supporters of Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, Michelle Bachman loathe Romney
The only folks who voted for Mittens were 75-year old-school Gerald Ford Republicans absolutely terrified that they were loosing all their stock-market savings and plus they dont really use the internet (FreeRepublic, et al) all these folks watch is ABC and CNN
Of course, lots and lots of Mormons voted for Romney which is why Romney dominated in Utah and Arizona and got clobbered in The South
Evangelical Christians the political boots-on-the-ground Infantry of any successful GOP Campaign are quietly scared to death over this Mormon Used Car Salesman
2) Genuine Conservatives REFUSE to Play the Juan McCain Game again in 2012:
Tea Party Members supporters of Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, Michelle Bachman loathe Romney
Again the political campaign infantry of the other 7-8 candidates believe (with good reason) that Romneys $$$ bought endorsements, and Willards despicable lying-through-his-teeth, and finally, Willards scorched-earth TV ad campaigns against Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and (almost) Rick Santorum in Pennsylvania
Make all these potential GOP voters and campaign workers vomit at the mention of Mitt Romney
The last time the GOP E-RINO establishment told us Patriots to fall on our swords for The Party (may its unholy pro-choice name be blasphemed forever) they gave us that ...
(fill-in-the-blank) Juan McCain who literally gave Obama the U.S. Presidency on a Silver Platter.
Not again, baby certainly not in 2012 !
3) The Secret Patriot Resistance is Already Born:
OK so Romney won a lot of delegates but still 500 short just like Hitler surprised the French in 1941
What to do, Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, Michelle Bachman ???
Suspend your campaigns. Offer a token quasi-soft endorsement of Mittens.
Do NOT give your delegates to Romney.
The Goal ?
Willard stops the negative TV ads against everyone.
All the campaign money Romney still has left (aircraft, bullets, bombs, ships) sit useless in a warehouse.
No more casualties for the good guys Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, Michelle Bachman
And they quietly wait for the surprise counter attack in Tampa
4) Mitt Romneys Tsunami of Severe Verbal Campaign Gaffes until August 2012
Every week Romney says something STUPID
Every week Romney inches (crawls) back to his LIBERAL POLITICAL ROOTS trying to win-over the political Holy Grail the (highly over-rated Independents)
Every week genuine Conservatives QUIETLY decide in their hearts Theres no way in Hell Im voting for that LIBERAL idiot
Every week genuine Christian Conservatives QUIETLY decide in their hearts Theres no way in Hell Im voting for that Mormon Anti-Christ cult member
Every week Conservatives in California, Texas and 12 other (Primary Voting) states that the GOP E-RINO Club just tossed-aside will QUIETLY decide in their hearts Theres no way in Hell Im voting for that E-RINO Pubbie Imposter
5) Ten Days prior to the GOP Convention Sarah Palins D-Day Landing
On that day Sarah Palin the great conservative Peace Maker will assemble the entire group of 2012 GOP Candidates except Mitt Romney, of course
Sarah Palin and Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, Michelle Bachman
Sarah Palin will declare Mitt Romneys Candidacy a complete fraud their ammunition will be all the Romney Campaign Gaffes and (new-old-again) Liberal Mitt Romney political positions
Sarah Palin will (in her speech published on YouTube to avoid Fox News Censorship) will personally nominate the entire GOP Ticket
Sarah Palin will nominate Newt Gingrich for President
Newt Gingrich, when its his (choreographed turn to speak after Sarah Palin) will ask Sarah Palin to be his Vice President
As Sarah Palin returns to the podium to accept, she will them suggest that Rick Santorum be US Attorney General
As Rick Santorum gives his informal acceptance speech, he will suggest that Rick Perry be the Energy Secretary
6) An American Conservative Movement On Fire Again
Over the next ten days before the Tampa Conventions Opening Bell
All of Romneys uncommitted delegates will be invited to meet with all the above folks
Sarah Palin, Newt Gingrich, Santorum, Perry, Cain, Michelle Bachman
Mitt Romney cant run any more campaign ads, because the primaries are all over Romneys Bain Capital Campaign Money is useless
7) The 2012 Tampa GOP Convention in August
Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin win the GOP nomination on the first ballot
Mitt Romney is forever politically exiled to the GOPs Planet Kolob to join his loser friends like Juan McCain and Bob Dole and Jeb Bush
8) The 2012 Presidential Election
Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin win the election in a Ronald Reagan Landslide
Romney will be the nominee.
Do we have to get a decoder ring to read this?
Bravo! I could live with that.
From your keyboard.... Amen!!!!!
I always thought it was John Galt.
I another thread I had proposed the idea of doing another Dan’s Bake Sale in downtown Tampa during the Convention.
Patton@Bastogne is expounding on what could happen once the Tea Party makes its stand....
Imagine...80,000 Tea Party faithful, non violently filling the streets until they are heard.
The purpose/result may or may not to overthrow the nomination process, but at least they could help ensure Conservatism in represented in the Party Platform...with a stern and visible reminder that Tea Partiers will be elected nationwide to hold the GOP nominee accountable for their actions.
Remember, JimRob called a truce, not an article of surrender.
Rancid Prius and the rest of the RNC have already merged with Team Romney.
Ping for those who may be interested. This is a further treatise found on an earlier thread.
God bless FreeperNation!
Rancid Prius...I like it!
Well, two things to show you why you are wrong:
Bob Dole and John McCain.
Proof that shows the GOP is perfectly capable and happy to nominate somebody who can’t possibly win.
Man! What a great script idea! Is Clancy involved? What studio can we pitch it to and how do I invest? DVD and BluRay sales should be astronomical! If we can just break even on premier weekend.
When does it open? I’m pumped...ALL the big names will be there!
Now that's a really tight race.
With three Southern states finding campaign rules being changed at the last moment ~ Virginia, South Carolina and now Nevada (in just 3 months!) it's possible there will be more of this sort of thing in the Northern states just now moving into their primary seasons.
Everyone really needs to keep their eyes on the petty little law suits over procedures that could end up removing all the challengers from elections ~ like what happened in South Carolina this week!
We have some DOWN TICKET problems that are quite serious and defy easy explanation. Is it the Establishment destroying campaigns by eliminating elections? Are there DNC/Commie agents working to cause institutional disarray in the Fall elections?
Fur shur no Republican will be safe going door to door this year in Virginia lest he run into a Republican who is really POd about the primary ~ can you imagine what's going to be happening in SC ~ no campaign victory parties for one I'd imagine ~ too risky! Can the legislature even meet after this.
And Nevada ~ what in the world are the vaunted Mormon warriors doing if a small group of libertarians can pull in all the chestnuts from one of their primary balliwicks?
The fact the Democrats in West Virginia are already prepared to grab shovels and picks and go hunting for out of state politicians does worry me a bit ~ they're next door, and I'm in between where they are and where they'll be going next. They'll make FarmAid look tame.
I would like some of whatever you’ve been drinking.
OTOH: from your keyboard to God’s ear!
Well, I’m still hoping and praying for an alternative. But I don’t expect to get it from the GOP establishment.
They would far rather lose than give up their corruption. Half a loaf from Obama would make them much happier than and end to corruption from an honest conservative.
I haven’t even heard of any protests scheduled for Tampa, much less talk of a contested convention.
Is everyone just going to bend over and take Romney?
It is time to leave fantasy land and start living in reality, alright?
Much as I wish Sarah would have run, she didn’t, and Newt was a dud. Smart as he is, he fails to connect with people and comes across as really arrogant, and won what...two states?
Yeah, I voted for Newt in FL. and I’m sure a number of other people around here voted for him in their respective states, but damn near everyone else did not. He simply is not a good candidate, sorry, time to wake up, we are about to lose America to a muslim communist and Newt Gingrich can’t do a damn thing to stop it.
Oh, I think the Bushes like Romney just fine. He's their kind of people. While the zombies can find no difference between Romney and obama, I can find no difference between Romney and any Bush.
If your core thesis is that Romney is toast because "the base" don't like him, I'd remind you that "the base" is a minority. They(we) are outnumbered even by the "independents." I'd love to see a Newt/Sarah ticket, but I know when I wake up tomorrow that it will have been ...only a dream...only a dream...
Palin bought time at a storefront near the Convention. I’m planning on showing up for the Con. Matter of fact, I think I’ll be there or be Reticulan.
However, don’t expect Romney NOT to be the nominee. He will be.
The Establishment stole it fair and square.
If Sarah assembles what you say, she will have shown heroic courage.
But recently I had a different take:
Almost a given that Obama will win. The people that will hold their nose are not enough to put the RINO over the top. The unions will ensure Obama gets a 2nd term.
Now here are some popcorn scenarios I am hoping for in the event that Obama is elected:
* The Tea Party members of the House increase their numbers in 2012 and are strong enough to vote for Michele Bachmann as Speaker of the House. Conservatives everywhere are ecstatic at this development. Michele wastes no time in prosecuting cases that have languished under the previous Speaker.
* The press finally gets on to the Fast & Furious case to expose Obama and Holder either as culprits or catches them in obstruction of justice. There is a reason they are not providing more than 10,000 pages of documents subpoenaed by Congress; they are hiding something and the deadline to comply is end of May 2012. Just today its reported that Issa has the contempt papers prepared against Holder.
* The Sheriff Arpaio case breaks wide open and the press finally starts reporting it to the public. The vetting that should have taken place in 2008 will finally start.
* Obama is impeached. Race riots are threatened if he is convicted in the Senate. Spineless Senators reject blatant and voluminous evidence and proof that Obama is an usurper, and as a result are hounded and tracked by Tea Party Patriots who pound a never-ending beat that they will be primaried if they ignore the overwhelming evidence and proof and choose to back down from convicting Obama. Trent Lott Never again!
* Obama is driven from office and Biden moves towards being sworn in but there is intense uproar by the public and by TP members in Congress that if Obama was never legitimate, then Biden cannot be sworn in.
* While hashing out at the SCOTUS the status of Bidens legitimacy for ascending to the Oval Office, Speaker Bachmann is voted by the House to be sworn in as President Pro Tem but RINOs and dems in the Senate refuse to vote for cloture to approve Speaker Bachmann as President Pro Tem and Senate Majority leader McConnell refuses to go nuclear to bring the chaos to an end.
* Sensing an unfavorite ruling by SCOTUS regarding his legitimacy to ascend as President and with Speaker Bachmanns vote in Congress delayed by RINOs in the Senate, Biden makes his move and gets himself sworn in as President; consequences be damned.
* Liberals everywhere are bubbly and tingly over Bidens hubris proclaiming he is the President they always wanted.
* A special election is held in 2014 for President with initially Bachmann and Biden squaring off. Romney tries to get in again but this time conservatives are after blood and Romney hasnt a chance against the anti-RINO mood of the electorate.
* McConnell gets primaried and pilloried in 2014. He ends his career in disgrace.
* During the special election of 2014 SCOTUS weighs in with a decision on Biden and rules that he was never legitimately VP and therefore must step down immediately from the Oval Office. Bachmann is sworn in.
* Hillary throws her hat into the ring against Bachmann in the 2014 Special Election.
Now Who wins? How do you complete this scenario?
Pass the Popcorn ........
This reads like a pleasant fantasy. Calling it a “plan” is a bit of a stretch.
I’d purely love a Newt-Sarah ticket. Actually, I’d prefer a Sarah-Cain ticket, but if wishes were horses than beggars would ride.
Not that I would be upset if it did happens this way, mind you.
NUTS! was the answer of General McAuliffe not Patton.
Wisconsin is the key. And I think we will know how the general election goes next month when the recall election is held. Walker wins, Obama loses in November.
“assimilate this” ...
The class enemy is on a roll.
We can all dream our hopeful dreams and I like to do that. But your post is flat-out correct and tells succinctly why it would take an insurrection in Tampa to bring about such a scenario. GOPe ain’t gonna cooperate with us.
Unfortunately, Mitt has it in the bag. Mitt and the GOP-e scorched Earth policy against Conservatives was successful.
Short of a miracle, there is NO stopping Mitt from buying and smearing his way to the nomination.
I’m already monatarily committed to the initial script idea of this thread and do not want to over-extend myself too thin. But, I’ll keep this in mind as an alternate ending.
However, the crowd bit off more than it could chew when they put their boy Priebus in charge of the RNC.
That's run as bad as Wisconsin under the Democrats and it's not going to get better.
“Short of a miracle, there is NO stopping Mitt from buying and smearing his way to the nomination.”
We are the miracle.
Here’s my idea: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2878731/posts
I'm sure I read that Newt endorsed Romney?
As long as we're dreaming - I want a PALIN/WEST ticket!!
It was reported incorrectly that Newt endorsed Romney. In fact, Newt suspended his campaign and said Romney would be better than O.
Thanks for the update. That's good news!!
I take a back seat to no one in wishing Romney’s implosion before Tampa, but I do wonder why so many people believe Sarah Palin would allow her family to endure the things that stopped her from running for President — for the second spot on a ticket for the second election running?
On the other hand, being a realist, I have prepared myself to have shake my head at even Palin if she goes the "pragmatic" route of lose by winning with a fundamental liberal.
I hope you're right. I'm praying for a miracle that includes Mitt Romney vanquished.
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