"The problem is that the Republican primary voter does not want a moderate. They don't want somebody they perceive as being a moderate. The Republicans might say, "Hey, look, no, no, no, we're trying to tell you, Mitt's a strong conservative, he's the strongest conservative we got." Well, the Republican primary voters don't that believe when they're told that. So they're divvying up their votes elsewhere, and that is allowing a creep on the part of the Ron Paul. Ron Paul foreign policy is out there, along with the conspiracy theories and everything else, it is out there, and it's guaranteed defeat. It's guaranteed defeat. Republicans will take the gloves off if Ron Paul wins. None of this needs be happening. But the Republican Party is insistent governing against the will of its own voters, at least in the primary. That's how it appears to me."
The GOP Establishment’s Primary Strategy is going to lead to a third party next election cycle if they keep this up. But then stupid is as stupid does.
posted on 12/19/2011 12:05:40 PM PST
(We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
The MSM gathered behind Huntsman...when they saw him as a non-starter they moved to Romney.
I will NEVER vote for the media’s candidate for the GOP nomination...neither in the primaries nor in the general elections.
posted on 12/19/2011 12:06:34 PM PST
Yaknow WHY the “The GOP Establishment” is freaking over a Newt GOP Nomination” Because as the nominee he is the Highest Ranking Republican in the Nation and he will have NO problem CLEANING HOUSE @ the RNC! MASS FIRINGS could be coming!
posted on 12/19/2011 12:14:56 PM PST
by US Navy Vet
(Go Packers! Go Rockies! Go Boston Bruins! See, I'm "Diverse"!)
Romney just strikes me as a creepy used car salesman. Cannot vote for a proven liar with no solid moral values. He is far too comprised on the issues. I’d be afraid to open his closet.
posted on 12/19/2011 12:22:52 PM PST
As much as anything, the other contenders are working hard to convince voters that they are just as nutty as Ron Paul.
posted on 12/19/2011 12:23:25 PM PST
First they went after Sarah Palin. Then they went after Herman Cain. Now they have moved onto Newt Gingrich. Who will be next in the cross hairs of the RINO establishment?
The Republican establishment is trying to split the conservative vote among all the other conservative candidates, the Gingriches, Bachmann, Perry, Santorum, I don't mean to leave anybody out here, but they're dividing that vote in the hopes of securing the nomination for Romney."
posted on 12/19/2011 1:06:19 PM PST
PPP, a Democrat polling organization, 'pushes' Paul on top of a +/- 4% MOE on a sub-20% plurality (which statistically speaking, sticks Mittens-Paulbot-Gingrich together like oatmeal); but why of all people does Rush take the stinkbait? Did Cookie not have enough fluff to fill the slow news day?
This PPP poll is solely engineered to embolden Paul into a spoiler 3rd-party bid which would be flooded by Democrat money dumping some portion of Bobo's $1 billion war chest.
The only silver lining is that Rand is (and Rush should be!) completely aware of the shenanigans in play, and would prefer his dad didn't run 3rd-party.
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