Skip to comments.Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney? (MSM says Tea Partiers can't win without Romney)
Posted on 10/14/2011 6:29:56 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
After watching the GOP presidential debate the other night, it was hard to avoid this conclusion: Mitt Romney looks more and more like the GOP presidential nominee. He's the best debater. He's got his issues and his rejoinders down pat. He brushes away his opponents like lint on his lapel. And all with such ease.
That said, there's a teensy problem he just can't seem to beat: Conservatives don't like him. Or trust him. Or really want him to be the GOP nominee.
Sure, you say, Republicans never like their nominees, and they still manage to vote for them. There is truth to that: At this point in 2007, John McCain was still at 17% in the polls. Eventually, only Sarah Palin could make him palatable to conservatives. The Bushes were never right-wing faves. Neither were Richard Nixon or Gerald Ford. Even Ronald Reagan had candidates running to his right. And as for Bob Dole, well, he was suspect, but at least he was a war hero.
This year was supposed to be different. This was to be the time for the tea party to flourish and nominate a true believer. It's the moment, we were told, for an out-of-the-box Republican who would be against everything Barack Obama supports, like health care reform or bank bailouts.
Fine, except that Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health plan was a model for Obama (as the president fondly points out). And Romney told us during the debate that he supported the bank bailouts. ("Action had to be taken.")
If this keeps up, the tea partiers will be back at the harbor -- throwing themselves in.
Or, they can decide to suck it up and try to win.
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Purist = straw man.
I will write in Cain if I have to.
We won’t be “mccain’d” by a socailist yankee RINO scumbag who implemented a nazi healthcare plan on his own state. What part of that do Rom-tards including the GOP elite NOT understand?!?
i will not vote for romney, period.
Newt is the best debater and they it backwards. Romney can’t win without the Tea Party!
Listen up Republican Party top dogs:
YOU can’t win without US, the conservatives and “tea Party” people.
Nominate Romney at your own peril. He will NOT get “Tea Party” support.
Country clubbers: So where are they gonna go?
Conservative: Who needs the country clubbers?
For the good of the nation, Country Clubbers, go down into your wine cellars and let us fix this mess.
Quite the contrary, not only is Herman Cain far more authentically conservative than Myth, he also has a much higher chance of beating Hussein. Of course, the media likes to ignore this with their “Myth is the front runner, even though he can’t break 25% in polls!” meme.
Me too. I am voting for one I want this time.
Myself, I’ll vote on principle and to hell with who “wins”!
Who prevails is not my department.
Or, maybe i’ll choose to not vote; voting only encourages the b@$terds!
I will do what I can to see that Romney is not the last man standing. However if it turns out to be so I will vote for him over Obama.
Yeah I am not supporting Romney. Probably write in Perry at this point.
The MSM is not sympathetic to Conservatism, Republicans or the Tea Party. Indeed they are hostile to all of them
So why should we care what they think is the best strategy for the GOP to win?
We're letting the MSM determine the best GOP strategy now?
(Retarded comes to mind.)
“Will tea party purists back imperfect Romney?”
And he will lose because of it.
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