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Politico's Allen: 'Very Ruthless' Romney Campaign 'Roped In' Christie
NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein

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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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: backstabberromney; benedictromney; brutusromney; chrischristie; mikeallen; milt; mittromney; msm; nevertrustromney; rinoromney; romney; ruthlessromney; zots4romneybots

1 posted on 10/12/2011 4:59:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: netmilsmom; Behind Liberal Lines; Miss Marple; an amused spectator; Diogenesis; MEG33; PGalt; ...

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.


2 posted on 10/12/2011 5:01:06 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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?


3 posted on 10/12/2011 5:03:28 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

big rope and BS


4 posted on 10/12/2011 5:03:37 AM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

SSDD


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."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s 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 Romney’s 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 Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



5 posted on 10/12/2011 5:06:47 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Methinks the “rope” was the promise of a cabinet position. Probably Attorney General.


6 posted on 10/12/2011 5:06:47 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: McGavin999

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.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 5:09:29 AM PDT by tirednvirginia
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To: tirednvirginia

Yep, establishment flack. He’s not going anywhere outside the northeast.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 5:12:04 AM PDT by McGavin999 (Please don't be a Freeploader, help to keep the lights on.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Didn’t Mike Allen use to work for the National Enquirer? That’s what his “reporting” style reminds me of.


9 posted on 10/12/2011 5:12:10 AM PDT by McGruff (Still a member of Sarah's Army)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


10 posted on 10/12/2011 5:13:57 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; sickoflibs; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; ...

They made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.

An offer of a box of cannolis.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 5:15:23 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: McGavin999

Actually, the best way to get Obama re-elected is to nominate Cain. That’s a sure thing for Obama.


12 posted on 10/12/2011 5:19:42 AM PDT by Huck (NO FEDERAL SALES TAX -- UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES)
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To: Impy

That’s funny. Mean, but funny ;-)


13 posted on 10/12/2011 5:21:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


14 posted on 10/12/2011 5:23:55 AM PDT by wolfman23601
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


15 posted on 10/12/2011 5:32:17 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

I’m not a hater of CC but he needed to be zinged after endorsing Myth! ;D


16 posted on 10/12/2011 5:34:38 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
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To: Impy; Clemenza; Clintonfatigued; AuH2ORepublican; Crichton; BillyBoy; Dengar01; Diogenesis; ...

Let’s just say that big tub of guts endorsed exactly the person I expected someone like him would endorse.


17 posted on 10/12/2011 5:34:57 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Rick Perry has more red flags than a May Day Parade)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


18 posted on 10/12/2011 5:35:08 AM PDT by avital2
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To: circlecity
CC as... Probably Attorney General.

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.

19 posted on 10/12/2011 5:41:55 AM PDT by C210N
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 5:43:13 AM PDT by apoliticalone (Honest govt. that operates in the interest of US sovereignty and the people, not global $$$)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

Politico is the Alphabets on Steroids.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 5:43:21 AM PDT by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; GOPsterinMA; ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas; stephenjohnbanker; DoughtyOne; ...

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.


22 posted on 10/12/2011 5:45:27 AM PDT by sickoflibs (Cain :"My parents didn't raise me to beg the government for other peoples money")
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To: wolfman23601

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.


23 posted on 10/12/2011 5:47:57 AM PDT by TShaunK
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To: TShaunK

If Romney is on the ticket, we work
against the GOP, too.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 5:53:12 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: CincyRichieRich

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.


25 posted on 10/12/2011 6:18:03 AM PDT by alicewonders
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


26 posted on 10/12/2011 6:43:42 AM PDT by bbernard
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To: bbernard
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.

Try Fox Business.

27 posted on 10/12/2011 6:51:47 AM PDT by scooby321
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To: governsleastgovernsbest

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.


28 posted on 10/12/2011 6:53:56 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: McGavin999

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.


29 posted on 10/12/2011 8:56:25 AM PDT by EDINVA ( Jimmy McMillan '12: because RENT'S, TOO DAMN HIGH)
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To: governsleastgovernsbest; Jim Robinson
Whatever people think of Romney, here is a prime example of the liberal media trying to throw cold water on a Republican.

Is your comment intended to elicit sympathy for the back-biting Romney on FR? If so,


30 posted on 10/12/2011 9:12:32 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Joseph Smith, America’s first Comic Book author. He Produced the Adventures of Nephi-Mormon-Moroni)
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To: greyfoxx39

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!


31 posted on 10/12/2011 9:47:21 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest (FReepmail or ping me to be put on my ping list for criticism of liberal media)
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To: fieldmarshaldj
Let’s just say that big tub of guts endorsed exactly the person I expected someone like him would endorse.

Well put. He and NJ are made for each other.

33 posted on 10/12/2011 12:16:38 PM PDT by Crichton
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