Skip to comments.Politico's Allen: 'Very Ruthless' Romney Campaign 'Roped In' Christie
Posted on 10/12/2011 4:59:43 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
How does the liberal media turn a positive for a Republican front-runner into a negative? Ask Mike Allen of Politico. Instead of focusing on the political pluses of Chris Christie's endorsement of Mitt Romney, Allen has twisted the event into a negative that revealed the "very ruthless" efficiency of the Romney campaign. Moreover, if there's a politician around today who thinks for himself, it's Christie. Yet Allen insinuated that rather than making a reasoned decision, Christie was "roped" into endorsing Romney.
Allen made his sour-grape remarks on today's Morning Joe.
View the video here.
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Whatever people think of Romney, here is a prime example of the liberal media trying to throw cold water on a Republican. Ping to Today show list.
Actually, nobody cares what Chris Christie thinks. Do you honestly believe people will look at Mittens twice because Christie wants to vote for him? The establishment is determined to get Obama re-elected. I wonder why?
big rope and BS
Ruthless Schemer Romney in 2008
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
Methinks the “rope” was the promise of a cabinet position. Probably Attorney General.
I think Christie finally managed to make himself look small.
He was doing a decent job in his state of NJ and now he is just another politician.
Yep, establishment flack. He’s not going anywhere outside the northeast.
Didn’t Mike Allen use to work for the National Enquirer? That’s what his “reporting” style reminds me of.
For anyone who saw Fox and Friends this a.m., they all but endorsed Romney. Also, they didn’t mention that the moderators were pushing Romney and gave him 75% of the questions/facetime.
They made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
An offer of a box of cannolis.
Actually, the best way to get Obama re-elected is to nominate Cain. That’s a sure thing for Obama.
That’s funny. Mean, but funny ;-)
We have a very sad group of candidates. Only 3 could hold their own with Obama in a debate: Romney, Gingrich, and Santorum. I don’t want to vote for any of them. I really hope someone else jumps in that can speak and doesn’t carry the baggage of the others. Santorum would be ok until he speaks about his foreign policy. I’m done with the nation building. Romney is bright and will wipe the floor with Zero in a debate, but he is as trustworthy as a used car salesman. Also, his defense of TARP and global warming, plus Obamacare, are non-starters for me. Gingrich is a personal train wreck, but I would love to see him in an advisory role.
Mean. Funny. And true.
With Romney’s connections with Soros and the Marriot,
the deal from Team Romney to Christie
means that Christie is fed for life; but at what cost?
Christie will now be as believable here as ... Karl Rove.
I’m not a hater of CC but he needed to be zinged after endorsing Myth! ;D
Let’s just say that big tub of guts endorsed exactly the person I expected someone like him would endorse.
i suspect CC doesn’t get roped into something he doesn’t want to do. period. as for Mike Allen, his definition and mine of what “ruthless” might be are worlds apart. he is a wuss.
A great way for Romney to show his committment to eradicating zer0Care. He'll just have CC as AG, the guy who won't join Virginia's 26-state court case against zer0Care, even though it would cost New Jersey nothing.
Hope and change is what voters want, not more establishment BS. Republicans (I’m now Independent and no longer a Party hack) need to decide which of the candidates will actually provide the most voters with H & C.
Those in establishment smoke filled rooms have already pre-ordained Mitt is my belief.
Politico is the Alphabets on Steroids.
I am having second thoughts about if Christie should have run, If he did he may have split the RINO vote and given Romney a contest to get them unlike the others who seem to ignore him except maybe Perry.
Otherwise as I stated before, a governor of a liberal state is NOT what we need as a candidate, not Romney and not Christie.
Yes it looks like we are going to have to go another christmas without a pony under the tree. Instead it will be a used bike. (Most of us have been there)
But by spring it will look like new,and will be proud as hell of it.
Romney/Cain ticket is good enough for me.
I honestley think Romney suffers from Stockholm syndrome being a decent govenor of Ma. with his state legislature being 95% not just democrats but Obama type democrats.
This experience will serve him well in the general election campaign.
If Romney is on the ticket, we work
against the GOP, too.
Can’t watch FOX anymore. 99% of their programming is left of where I am on the spectrum. I don’t even think “they are better than the others” anymore. I prefer to watch a liberal that lets you know up front where they are coming from.
FOX is more insidious - they are the RINO elite - condescending to real conservatives, but always pushing for the RINO of the bunch! It’s absolutely obvious.
If real conservatives stopped watching FOX, their ratings would drop significantly.
Did anyone else cringe everytime Romney used the word “fundamentally” during lastnights debate?
I am not a Romney supporter in the primary because he is the establishment candidate. I would support him in the general but that would mean once again I am forced to vote for the lesser of two evils. Unfortunately Romney’s campaign knows there are many more like me.
Try Fox Business.
Mike Allen can suck it. He is a Hussein worshipper, and will attack WHOEVER he perceives as a threat to his little tin god Hussein.
Endorsement, generally, are meaningless. However, insofar as they have any meaning, you fool yourself to think that Christie’s support doesn’t affect a certain branch of the GOP. It may not sway any FReepers, but that doesn’t constitute the entire primary-voting GOP by a long shot.
Is your comment intended to elicit sympathy for the back-biting Romney on FR? If so,
Not trying to elicit sympathy for Romney. To contrary, saying that even if you don’t like Romney, it’s useful to be aware of the tactics the liberal media use try to shoot down any Republican. Next time around, it could well be the candidate you favor who comes in for this kind of treatment.
PS: heck of a photo!
Well put. He and NJ are made for each other.