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Video Uncovered: Romney in ‘02: ‘Only Connection’ to the Republican Party Is My Party Registration
The Blaze ^ | 3/23/12

Posted on 03/23/2012 11:26:15 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache

With his conservative credentials still taking fire over “Etch A Sketchgate,” Mitt Romney is facing a new potential obstacle to his argument that he is unfailingly a Republican.

A 2002 clip, posted Friday on BuzzFeed, shows then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Romney declaring that his “only connection” to the Republican Party in the state is that “I’m registered as a Republican.”

Watch below, via BuzzFeed:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/romney-in-02-only-connection-to-the-republican-party-is-my-party-registration/


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; elections; fraud; romney; romney2012; romneytruthfile
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1 posted on 03/23/2012 11:26:21 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache
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To: My Favorite Headache

Call everyone in every remaining primary state and tell them to save the election...vote Newt or Paul at this point. Do not allow this guy to get the nomination.

Santorum is an absolute waste.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 11:28:09 AM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big. Vote Newt!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So, he’s and ADMITTED RINO!.............


3 posted on 03/23/2012 11:32:41 AM PDT by Red Badger (If the Government can make you buy health insurance, they can make you buy a Volt................)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Almost right....Tell them to vote for Santorum!!!!!
4 posted on 03/23/2012 11:32:41 AM PDT by Guenevere (....Whom God calls,... He equips......Press On Santorum!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Santorum is not a waste.

He’s a wonderful candidate and the one to defeat Obama.

Newt and Paul are both insignificant at this time.


5 posted on 03/23/2012 11:35:32 AM PDT by Mountain Mary ("This is OUR country and WE will decide"... Mark Levin)
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To: Red Badger

That would describe at least one-third of the GOP candidates nationwide, close to one-half of them is swing states like Pennsylvania and probably two-thirds of them in liberal hell holes like Californicatestan and Taxachussetts.


6 posted on 03/23/2012 11:39:11 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Post this on Facebook.


7 posted on 03/23/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by DarthVader (Politicians govern out of self interest, Statesmen govern for a Vision greater than themselves)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Call everyone in every remaining primary state and tell them to save the election...vote Newt or Paul at this point. Do not allow this guy to get the nomination.

Nothing personal, but that sounds as desperate as a deathbed conversion to avoid certain hell.

The time to start stopping him was in 2008, the day after the last presidential election. We might have gotten a few closed primaries, some better candidates. Plenty of people called for it, too few gave a damn. And the day after the election of 2012 will be the same, except at the keyboards. It takes effort to avoid the non-right default. We are complacent.

8 posted on 03/23/2012 11:39:24 AM PDT by Lady Lucky (Rallies for religious freedom today - probably one near you.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Sadly, Santorum doesn’t seem to have the sense to keep on a message that this election will be about. He lets the media side track him to social issues which always make him seem out of the main stream. I agree with his views, but he’s not politically savvy enough to handle the heat. Obama would kill him.

We’re screwed with Romney. Gingrich is the only one that has a chance. And he’s a long shot with all the fodder about him.

Plus his wife looks like an ice queen and she doesn’t come across as likeable. She needs to mess her hair up a little bit.


9 posted on 03/23/2012 11:40:47 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: My Favorite Headache

I think this is hilarious!

I actually laughed watching it.

What say you Ann Coulter, and the rest of the Romney kneecap droolers?

“Read my lips! I am barely a Republican.”

“I’m am to conservatism as vermouth is to a martini. Just wave the bottle at the shaker, then start shaking.”


10 posted on 03/23/2012 11:43:17 AM PDT by RinaseaofDs (Does beheading qualify as 'breaking my back', in the Jeffersonian sense of the expression?)
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To: My Favorite Headache

His response was to a question connecting him to what was then a Republican governor who was doing poorly. He was running against her in the Republican primary until she dropped out. They were trying to stick all the baggage of her administration on him. Romney wasn’t a Republican party insider, so in fact, his connection was that he was registered as a Republican, and he wanted to bring a new administration in to run the state, not more of the same old crap that his predecessor had been doing.


11 posted on 03/23/2012 11:44:15 AM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: My Favorite Headache

I don’t get how any self-professed conservative or Christian can vote for this guy or even think about it.

He is a pale Obama.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 11:47:59 AM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

So why is this coming out now?

Couldn’t find stuff like this earlier?

/S


13 posted on 03/23/2012 11:48:08 AM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: My Favorite Headache

Well, since he already got caught admitting that he’s a progressive, I don’t think this is much of a stretch.

Just remember: we have to rally around Romney! It’s for the good of the country! Heck, his name starts with the letter R even without his political affiliation added on! It doesn’t get much better than that!

Oh, merciful God, how I would love to skip to a brokered convention and flush all these candidates down the toilet.


14 posted on 03/23/2012 11:48:49 AM PDT by Cato in PA (1/26/12: Bloody Thursday)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I agree with everything you said. I think Romney is shot in the foot, so to speak, and Santorum just isn’t ready for prime time, again so to speak.

I doubt Newt can take Obama, though. Hatred and bias and lies are too strong. I hope I’m wrong.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 11:48:49 AM PDT by Clara Lou (ABO! Go Newt!)
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To: Sir Clancelot
I think people are grasping at straws on this one. I have read many comments from Freepers saying the exact same thing over the years, distancing themselves from the Republican establishment. How many of us rip up RNC donation request we get in the mail? Nearly All of us.
16 posted on 03/23/2012 11:54:19 AM PDT by NavyCanDo
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To: My Favorite Headache

The only hope is a brokered convention at which some kind of “savior” emerges, because Romney is a sure loser in November. He’s falling further behind Obama in poll after poll in pivotal states.. all BEFORE Obama’s campaign and the “media” really go to work on him.

The only silver lining to this is... Mittens will finally get his comeuppance and, after 2012, drift away never to be heard from again. One can only imagine how different this election year could’ve been, had Romney not come and pissed into the water.


17 posted on 03/23/2012 11:57:01 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: My Favorite Headache

I don’t like Romney for what he did to Palin. But this is a bogus clip.

I was very familiar with this campaign being in NH.

Romney here (before it was spliced by BuzzFeed) was clearly trying to disassociate himself with the semi corrupt and fully incompetent Jane Swift (R) admin.


18 posted on 03/23/2012 11:57:27 AM PDT by nhwingut (Sarah Palin 12... No One Else (Maybe Tim Thomas))
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To: NavyCanDo

What do the Tea Party people say? It certainly isn’t “I follow the Republican Party line 100%”. Heck, people call Romney the “establishment candidate”. What I like about him is he doesn’t even hang out with the so-called Republican establishment.


19 posted on 03/23/2012 12:01:32 PM PDT by Sir Clancelot
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To: Cato in PA

Oh, merciful God, how I would love to skip to a brokered convention and flush all these candidates down the toilet.

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AMEN! (seriously).

A brokered convention is our only hope.


20 posted on 03/23/2012 12:04:08 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

His only reason for identifying as a Reoublican in Massachusettes was that there was no room for him in - no desire to join with him from the Democrat’s party.

At heart, he is not only a not a Conservative, he’s not a Republican.


21 posted on 03/23/2012 12:05:23 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: reaganaut

This is the media launch against Romney to depress turn out among the already terminally depressed, and an assist to keep the unaccomplished adolescent Rickster stepping endlessly on his tongue, as the coux de grace for Republicans.

I believe RINOS by now are getting the message, and themselves even hope for a new leader to emerge at convention, which is likely our last hope, unfortunately.

From Jeb to DeMint....having experience in the trenches of national politics and also a bevy of other compromise candidates that are NOT ROMNEY = ABR.

IF WE CAN JUST MAKE IT TO CONVENTION............!


22 posted on 03/23/2012 12:06:10 PM PDT by RitaOK (LET 'ER RIP, NEWT. Newt knows where all the bodies are buried, because he buried them.)
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To: Mountain Mary

Santorum has a temper. Not ready for presidential level debates. Obama will drag him into contraceptives, religious issues, Spanish issues, and make him look extreme, although he is not extreme. Go with Newt, the proven debater, has experience at Speakership level in politics, which is 3rd in line for presidency.


23 posted on 03/23/2012 12:06:18 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: reaganaut

Just hope won’t get you there. Paul has already made overtures to Romney to combine the delegates in exchange for some unknown deal. May be Rand Paul as VP.


24 posted on 03/23/2012 12:09:01 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: reaganaut

Could be because they are more worried about jobs than religion?


25 posted on 03/23/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by entropy12 (Every tax payer now owes $150,000 towards the national debt. We are worse than broke.)
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To: Sir Clancelot

What I like about him is he doesn’t even hang out with the so-called Republican establishment.

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You’re kidding, right? You LIKE Romney?


26 posted on 03/23/2012 12:21:13 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

The average twit GOP voter seems to like this guy, just like Dole and McCain.


27 posted on 03/23/2012 12:23:18 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: RitaOK

I frankly, don’t know what I will do if Romney gets the nomination. I won’t vote for Obama, I will not vote for Romney. I will vote down ticket, but I’m seriously looking at the Constitution party.

Romney will be the death of the GOP.


28 posted on 03/23/2012 12:24:46 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: ScottinVA

“One can only imagine how different this election year could’ve been, had Romney not come and pissed into the water.”

Newt would have won the nomination weeks ago


29 posted on 03/23/2012 12:25:15 PM PDT by VanDeKoik (If case you are wondering, I'm supporting Newt.)
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To: entropy12

Could be because they are more worried about jobs than religion?

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Romney will do nothing for jobs and as a Christian, I put my faith first. I cannot vote for Mitt for a whole host of reasons.


30 posted on 03/23/2012 12:26:34 PM PDT by reaganaut (I am a Christian first, a Conservative second and am out of the GOP if Romney gets in.)
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To: No Socialist
Sadly, Santorum doesn’t seem to have the sense to keep on a message that this election will be about. He lets the media side track him to social issues which always make him seem out of the main stream. I agree with his views, but he’s not politically savvy enough to handle the heat. Obama would kill him.

BINGO!

31 posted on 03/23/2012 12:35:10 PM PDT by CommieCutter
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To: VanDeKoik
Newt would have won the nomination weeks ago

Either Newt or Rick Perry. A damn effing shame it's turning out as it is.

32 posted on 03/23/2012 12:37:16 PM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: Sir Clancelot

That’s what I saw.


33 posted on 03/23/2012 12:39:33 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: entropy12

The upcoming March/April primaries are : Louisiana, District of Columbia, Maryland, Wisconsin, Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania, and Rhode Island. That's 375 delegates inside the next four weeks.

Now name one of these states that Gingrich has even a remote chance of winning.

Gingrich may be the smartest guy in the room; I've said so myself. But the baggage that comes with him is too heavy for the common man to bear apparently. I know Louisiana will break for Santorum. I believe my home state of Wisconsin will break for Santorum as will Maryland. I would bet money on Pennsylvania. The surrounding east coast states of Connecticut, Delaware, New York, and Rhode Island (and similarly D.C.) will be battle grounds ... head to head between Romney and Santorum ... with zero opportunity for Gingrich or Paul.

It all boils down to: do you trust the delegate negotiating that comes with a contested convention to work in our favor? Or can you live with Santorum for four years? The only other option is Romney. I, for one, will not live with that for four years. Much better to deal with Obama for two years and fill the houses with conservatives in 2014. Let him try to rule by fiat and see how far that gets him.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 12:42:24 PM PDT by so_real ( "The Congress of the United States recommends and approves the Holy Bible for use in all schools.")
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To: My Favorite Headache
‘Only Connection’ to the Republican Party Is My Party Registration

Sad to say, I am starting to feel the same way.....

35 posted on 03/23/2012 12:48:14 PM PDT by Notary Sojac (Mi tio esta enfermo, pero la carretera es verde!)
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To: Sir Clancelot

Shhhh...too many facts!!


36 posted on 03/23/2012 12:59:23 PM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: No Socialist
Plus his wife looks like an ice queen and she doesn’t come across as likeable. She needs to mess her hair up a little bit.

As opposed to the artificial looking hair of Newt's wife. She reminds me of a bird sometimes, and we had enough of those with Lady Bird Johnson.

37 posted on 03/23/2012 1:00:28 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: VanDeKoik

There are a lot of dumb GOP twit voters in Illinois. It amazes me that just because Romney won Illinois (more like just the Chicagoland area), that we need to end the primary and coronate Romney. Illinois is the worst state to allow to decide that.

Just an example of how stupid GOP voters are in Illinois. Voters in the 16th Congressional District had to chose between Freshman GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger, and 20 year GOP Congressman Don Manzullo. Manzullo has a 95% ACU Conservative Rating, while Kinzinger has a 65% ACU Ratings during his 1st term.

What do the GOP twit voters do? They send Manzullo packing. All they can say is “Kinzinger is the Future; we’re tired of long time DC politicians”. But Manzullo was a reliable conservative for 2 decades. Kinzinger is a pretty boy who rode in on the Tea Party wave and became an establishment Scott Brown Republican from the start. He voted against spending cuts. The GOP will always be a feckless party when feckless voters in blue states keep calling the shots.

F__k Illinois; this State should have 0 say in anything that has to do with the Republican Nomination for Pres.


38 posted on 03/23/2012 1:00:37 PM PDT by Windy City Conservative (Kyle Smith)
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To: My Favorite Headache
then-Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Romney declaring that his “only connection” to the Republican Party in the state is that “I’m registered as a Republican.”

Relax, he's probably just saying that the Republican party just isn't as severe as he is in their conservatism. /s

39 posted on 03/23/2012 1:03:25 PM PDT by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: ScottinVA

Newt has had ample opportunity to run for president since he left the house, so why now, when he is getting long in the tooth? Perry is not all that popular in Texas, and doubt he could win against any Republican tat was vaguely conservative.


40 posted on 03/23/2012 1:06:59 PM PDT by itsahoot (Tag lines are a waste of bandwidth, as are my comments.)
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To: My Favorite Headache

geez between this and Santorum . . . they should both do the right thing and get out of the race!!!

Really!

Go Newt!


41 posted on 03/23/2012 1:14:45 PM PDT by Qwackertoo (Gingrich/West 2012)
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To: Sir Clancelot

That’s what I saw.


42 posted on 03/23/2012 1:16:44 PM PDT by Rusty0604
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To: My Favorite Headache; TitansAFC; onyx; LuvFreeRepublic; Sea Parrot; SweetCaroline; ...

RINO Romney’s mask off!

http://youtu.be/WsX2gXwlcfI


43 posted on 03/23/2012 1:18:52 PM PDT by Marguerite (When I'm good, I am very, very good. But! When I'm bad, I'm even better)
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To: Sir Clancelot

Reading more on this forum today than usual.
I just wonder how many of these anti-Romney, anti Repub, Anti-Newt, anti- Santorum posters are really Axelrod and his merry little group.......

spreading hate and distrust against all the R candidates is the job of Obama’s out of work campaign workers.

I would like to read a few posts about how we will all work together to rid the WH of the former Muslim occupant. We all know and have read that Obama was raised a Muslim in Indonesia. Now some of you please tell me what makes him a better alternatinve to Romney?

All these politicians play both sides of the issues to get elected....if you don’t believe that then I have a bridge to sell you. Remember? Reagan was once a Democrat.... did we hold that against him?
Just remember how many of you voted for Perot and gave us 8 yrs of Clinton?
How many of you just didn’t like McCain enough to vote for him? Thanks, now we have BO in the WH.
Now, how many of you just can’t bring yourself to get over your bias against a religion that is different from your upbringing? Well, you have a choice to make: A Mormon or a Muslim! How many Mormons flew planes into buildings on Sept 11th ?


44 posted on 03/23/2012 1:34:05 PM PDT by IceAge
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe Mitt is like a lot of us severe Conservatives, we don’t claim to be Republican Party members either....probably not.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 1:37:08 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: My Favorite Headache

Maybe Mitt is like a lot of us severe Conservatives, we don’t claim to be Republican Party members either....probably not.


46 posted on 03/23/2012 1:37:23 PM PDT by iopscusa (El Vaquero. (SC Lowcountry Cowboy))
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To: My Favorite Headache

Quick, hurry, someone alert Drudge...oh, wait.


47 posted on 03/23/2012 1:42:01 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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48 posted on 03/23/2012 1:44:50 PM PDT by JediJones (The Divided States of Obama's Declaration of Dependence: Death, Taxes and the Pursuit of Crappiness)
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To: reaganaut

Obama will be the death of the country.

Either this site has undergone a massive infiltration or it’s full of the most nearsighted people on the planet.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 1:47:02 PM PDT by flintsilver7 (Honest reporting hasn't caught on in the United States.)
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To: Sir Clancelot

Baloney.


50 posted on 03/23/2012 1:47:58 PM PDT by ReneeLynn (Socialism is SO yesterday. Fascism, it's the new black. Mmm mmm mmm...)
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