Skip to comments.Romney: Very conservative voters might not be with me now but they will be in November (Watch video)
Posted on 03/14/2012 5:17:49 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
Via RCP, the key bit comes at around 3:40. This is his whole strategy in a nutshell and I still can’t decide whether to admire him or loathe him for it. He doesn’t care if you trust him. He doesn’t care if his rallies leave you flat. He doesn’t care if pulling the lever for him reduces you to dry heaves in the voting booth. He cares about two things: 1,144 and 270, and he’s likely to achieve at least the first thanks to hard work, careful planning, and the great good luck of having extraordinarily weak competition. Those qualities — high energy, fortitude, diligence, not needing to be liked — could be huge assets in a president if he applied them to enacting a worthy policy agenda, starting with entitlement reform. But I don’t think he’d use them to policy ends; he’d use them to position himself for re-election by pandering to centrists, which means no meaningful entitlement reform or anything else. He’s telling you right here why he’d be such a risk in office to the right. When push comes to shove, you’ll always hold your nose and vote against the Democrat, no matter how annoyed at him you might be. And he knows it — and he doesn’t care. He doesn’t need his base to like him. That’s a recipe for squishiness.
Mitt Romney leads the pack in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Hes also the second pick for enough Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich supporters that if one of them dropped out, Romney would remain the frontrunner.
Romney has the backing of 38 percent of Republican primary voters in a Fox News poll released Wednesday. Hes followed by Santorum at 32 percent, Gingrich at 13 percent and Paul at 12 percent…
In a straight two-way matchup, GOP primary voters prefer Romney to Santorum by 49-44 percent…
Meanwhile, a 58-percent majority of primary voters would rather nominate a candidate who is more likely to beat President Obama, even if the candidate is not a true conservative. Less than a third — 31 percent — would pick the true conservative who might be less electable.
Romney actually leads Obama by nine points on the question of who’s best equipped to manage the economy, but head to head overall O leads by four. The key data point:
That’s a nice trend for Mitt, but again — he doesn’t care either way. The magic number is 270. If it all comes from column two instead of column one, hey.
Here’s his interview today with Megyn Kelly. Watch for the part where she asks him whether Newt should drop out; Romney, who I think is benefiting considerably from Gingrich’s perseverance notwithstanding the poll data above, conveniently has no opinion. There’s a fun exchange on the mandate at the very end too, but that’s because of the old clip Kelly chose to torment him with. In that same vein, via BuzzFeed’s Andrew Kaczynski, watch the second one below on the vagaries of “ultimate conservatism.”
Thanks for the laugh, Willard.
I’ll do a write-in first.
I won’t be with you Romney. I sometimes think I can get past some of things you say and have done. However, when you go to Southern states and say, Y’all like your a Southerner, it really creeps me out, and talked about how much you like the food. Personally, I think it is insulting. I cannot vote for someone who doesn’t try to be themselves. It reminds me of Hillary talking like a black preacher in front of the black audience.
He already made a pass at us severe conservatives.
We have no choice now but to taunt him a second time.
If I wanted to vote for a Progressive Liberal, I’ll vote for a Democrat.
You can’t win Mitt with your record.
Once the Media and Obama get through drudging up your record of:
1. Supporting Gay Adoption
2. Implementing and supporting Gay Marriage
3. Implementing a Socialistic HealthCare program called ROmneyCare with a $50 Abortion and an Individual Mandate
4. Supporting the Brady Bill
5. Implementing a State-Level “Assault” Weapons Ban AFTER the Federal AWB was allowed to elapse.
6. Supported giving Amnesty to Illegal ALiens(Pathway to citizenship)
7. Supported Global Warming
8. Supported a State-LEvel Cap-and-Trade system.
9. Supported TARP.
You’ll be dead and buried, politically speaking.
You’re dead-meat before you even started.
Even without all that I have a real hard time accepting his arrogance.
Pffft. What einstein assured him of that. At least with husssein, people KNOW who the enemy is.
And if you win, Mr. Romney, you will never have the ability to hear us again, because you will have the brass ring, and your true colors will come out, and all of the verbal parsing of language will be employed by you to justify why what we heard you promise is not what you said.
Such as, I would repeal Obamacare. Then later you seemed to say that you would only repeal the bad parts. Which is it?
I don’t trust you, Mr. Romney, and I hope we all survive this long enough to know if I am right. I hope I am wrong, but I don’t think so.
You articulate no vision for the future. You discuss your qualifications. I disagree that you are qualified. You cannot be qualified without vision, and you are blinded by your hunger for the power of the position for your own gain.
You have shown us that you are not the friend to conservatives.
I would NEVER vote for Romney-the-RINO, and although he will be the (R) on the ballot, I'll write-in my choice.
For the fools who CONTINUE to vote for the spoon-fed Establishment Elite candidate with the excuse "you will get The Messiah re-elected": I'm not voting for HIM; I'm voting for a Conservative....as for YOU, the (R) Elite KNOWS you'll vote for whomever they TELL you to vote for, and they'll pick THEIR guy, and spend Millions to get him elected (by folks like YOU).
If Romney is nominated, then I’ll vote for a write-in candidate. I will NEVER vote for Romney.
The GOP has tried to do this once too often. If it comes down to Romney—or Jeb Bush, or some other RINO Whig—then the GOP is finished. Done. We simply cannot afford this anymore if we want to have a country.
If it comes down to this, then let’s hope that the Tea Party and the conservatives, social AND fiscal, can agree on a single write-in candidate. If it worked for the GOP-e in Alaska last time, then I think it could work for us.
A new second party. Unless someone at least reasonably acceptable wins the nomination.
Dear Mittens and all rinoes:
As for me and my house, we will serve another.
No rinoes forever.
No more compromises with half-wits.
You want my vote, dance to my fiddle.
PS: I am a degreed engineer with an IQ of 140. I can cook, sew, shoot, reload, weld, build furniture, garden, work on autos, lead men in combat, use SPC/SQC, and lead a $5,000,000 company into a $16,000,000 company creating real value and improving many peoples’ lives.
You cur are nothing but a vulture.
You ever get the feeling that the GOP was actually happy Obama was elected just because they thought they could use it to force the one guy worse than McCain on us?
NOPE, not ever.
I may vote for him if he gets the nomination, but I will never be with him. He is a Lib. RINO
Well, he’s wrong then, isn’t he.
Someone I know has said he is considering writing a letter to the RNC about Romney. The person cannot support Romney.
I thought it was a bit quaint, thinking a letter would do anything anymore.
He “ain’t in no ways tard”.
And apparently can't learn to use spell check.
I'm an Okie...and no's a few thangs...
NO WE’RE NOT; You don’t own me, Obama..I mean ROMNEY!
You’ve got that right.
If this guy were to become the nominee, I would expect him to insult and antagonize Conservatives on a daily basis.
My opinion, anyone thinking Romney is no longer a Liberal is going to be awfully disappointed if he gains the Republican nomination.
I watched “The Battle of Athens (1946)” last night and went to bed with a smile on my face.
It certainly makes me wonder if our perpetual war isn’t a means of keeping our troops somewhere else.
That’s a good idea if we all write the RNC and tell them we will not support Romney maybe the GOP-E will get the picture:
Office of the Chairman
Office of the Co-Chairman
Phone: 202-863-8545Fax: 202-863-8631
He’s only running as a Republican because it was convenient in 1994. He knew he could not beat Kennedy in the democrat primary. He and Paul have poisoned the well.
I agree. We can call it a tea party action.
I’ll pass the info along to my neighbors (true tea partiers)
I will write in Mickie mouse before I will vote for mitt!
Wait till the troops come home to double digit unemployment, inflation, cuts in medical care, overbearing regulations taking the freedoms they fought for, and rule by judges and bureaucrats.
We’re seeing more violence involving courthouses, police and gun sales have skyrocketed. Should be fun times ahead.
After the election, if he wins, I see him teaming up with the libs, because that is where he stands. People are idiots if they think that a republican congress will be able to influence him. A republican congress has a hard time being conservative even when they have winning hand. They fold to the libs even before the fight begins. The biggest fear or a republican congress is if libs are going to be mad at them and say mean thing about them. So it is kind of dumb to put your trust in a republican congress to influence a lib president.
Not only that but only about 50% of the Republican majority congress (in our day and age) will have a complete conservative view, of those only about 10% have the guts and fortitude to stand against the liberal media, “my dear college from-across-the-isle”, and other social pressures to stand up and FIGHT for conservative principles-let alone be consistent about it 100% of the time!
It’s a losing proposition, as we have seen with the “W” Years. Only Mike Pence and few were actually fighters during that time. Now he is being rewarded as the next (hopefully) governor of Indiana-too bad Mr. Pence hadn’t decided upon the Presidential race instead~.
Well, I certainly won’t vote for the kenyan in November, but neither will I vote for the Managerial Socialist Republican.
If Romney is nom in Nov. I will down ballot vote conservative and at Prez write in a name. Will never vote for Romney.
HIMSELF. Romney is not multiple. The use of the plural pronoun instead of the English proper singular pronoun to refer back to a singular noun is politically correct speech and the point is to erase the masculine pronouns altogether. Masculinity is not politically correct. It depresses me that most conservatives have accepted Leftspeech as the only acceptable way to talk. It is part of the same syndrome that is giving us de facto dhimmi status to the supposed Moslem moral overlords.
Forget the Tea party. Those folks, the ones who got elected in 2010 gave us unlimited detention and assassination of citizens “determìned” by the president or some bureaucrat to be dangerous to the government.
I've thought of this, too. When those troops come home, they will be voting.
I cannot vote for someone who doesnt try to be themselves.
“HIMSELF. Romney is not multiple. The use of the plural pronoun instead of the English proper singular pronoun to refer back to a singular noun is politically correct speech and the point is to erase the masculine pronouns altogether. Masculinity is not politically correct. It depresses me that most conservatives have accepted Leftspeech as the only acceptable way to talk. It is part of the same syndrome that is giving us de facto dhimmi status to the supposed Moslem moral overlords.”
Thanks for the grammar lesson. It depresses me how often people come on here, and spell check and grammar check a person’s comment. Instead of exchanging ideas. I personally find it condescending and sad that is the only thing you can say about my thought. Have a nice night.
When you adopt leftist language you gradually adopt leftist patterns of thought. It is not a trivial matter and is not unrelated to thought and its exchange. You have succumbed to the leftist view of the world and society even as you protest it.
Interested analogy. Do you believe that the left is attempting to control our language?
Even if I made a grammar error, or unintentionally wrote “himselves”, I find it hard to imagine myself accepting the leftist agenda. Does a single individual matter, to the socialist/communist, I am probably a lost cause? Is it a victory to them, that I simply use such language? It is a victory because for the entire community to use such language, it might help them recruit someone younger and more impressionable.
I think I see what saying. I do not believe I am in any danger of adopting leftist behavior. However, I will be mindful.
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