Skip to comments.Rep. Paul Ryan endorses Mitt Romney
Posted on 03/30/2012 5:23:23 AM PDT by true believer forever
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) is expected to endorse Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney before Wisconsin's GOP primary next Tuesday, according to media reports.
Ryan would be the latest in a string of high-profile endorsements for Romney this week, as party leaders have increasingly coalesced around the former Massachusetts governor's campaign. The Wisconsin lawmaker would join popular freshman Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) and former president George H. W. Bush in signaling support for Romney this week.
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Looks like the fix is in.
It’s almost like some people want 0bama to win another term.
The Tea Party has become watered down and weak. Guess they were bought and paid for with Romney’s Super Pac money.
It's a punch in the gut, for sure....but it's not a knock-out!
RICK SANTORUM FOR PRESIDENT
I can only imagine how he feels this morning
“There is a difference between a Rino and a hard core Marxist radical. “
Romney will refuse to change the way DC does business. The only difference is that his czars(and there now IS precedence) will be multimillionaires—no one of substance for the simple peasants. By the next election, people will be so disgusted that it will, once again, be a democratic House, Senate and presidency—and no one to stop the final act of the destruction of the US.
I had high hopes for Paul Ryan, but when I saw him voting with Boehner, I knew hes a RINO in conservative clothing. This endorsement comes as no surprise.
OTOH, Michele Bachmann, Steve King, and Ted Poe are the real deal.
It is NOT time to coalesce around a RINO nominee. Think 2010. We the People have a say, and its time to show this once again to Paul Ryan, et al.
exactly, I agree, only this endorsement does come as a surprise to me, as did DeMint's.
RE "It is NOT time to coalesce around a RINO nominee. Think 2010. We the People have a say, and its time to show this once again to Paul Ryan, et al." -- This is nothing more than a line-in-the-sand moment, and the people who walk away from fighting against Romney were looking for a reason to stop fighting or jumping on board the romney bandwagon anyway.
MAKES NO MATTER TO ME. I WILL NEVER VOTE FOR ROMNEY!
I can’t believe how it’s only March 30th, the convention isn’t until August, and basically, you’re giving up. THIS is the presentation the GOP-e is making to get conservatives to give up. In your case it looks like they’re succeeding.
Yet another falls to the lure of the gracious defeat.
I guess they’re just hoping for the political cover of saying, “see, I supported the moderate.”
So if Obama goes on to win because you won’t vote for Romney who’s fault is that? If you are in a strong blue state or strong red state your protest vote or not vote is no big deal. But if you are in a battleground state the blood of the death of this country will be on your hands.
There’s not much ‘courage’ in these endorsements at this point in time. Politicos staking out the usual ‘safe territory’.
“Oh where have you gone Tea Party, where have you gone?”
Regardless of what everyone states about the Tea Party, that it is not one person (which is true), they do need a leader to inspire the party.....Like her or not, Palin brings attention and excitement to a race like no one including Obama......We are going to lose this election, it’s not Palin’s fault, but I think everyone would have been more energized with her involvement.....It’s a damn shame........I really think she had a shot if she would have run......Romney?...ARE YOU KIDDING?......Santorum?...Would vote for him if he were to get the nomination......Newt?.....Would vote for him too, but I don’t think his nomination will happen.....And all these TEA PARTY a@@holes who were bought off to endorse Romney: Haley, Rubio, ect. make me puke......
When Palin endorses Romney, I’ll sit back and watch more freeper heads explode. Then I will crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama.
>>The Tea Party folks endorsing Romney are an indication that he is going to have to govern more towards the right.
That’s nothing more than wishful thinking. Once he attains office, he can do as he pleases. Romney will govern to the left; that is simply his nature.
I AM NOT GIVING UP! Have you read my tagline - it's new as of this morning... I am trying to understand why this is happening, in hopes of figuring out a way to counter it...
I am very honored and pleased that you took me to task though, I really like that!! Kick some butt - people are going to go faint for a bit, but they can be "bucked up"... and kicked in the butt if need be!
I'm not gonna vote for anyone who has EVER done ANYTHING that I didn't like EVER at some point in their previous 30-year career in politics!
Maybe as recently as yesterday, I would have had a few qualifyiers for that statement, but today, all I can say is it looks like you are absolutely correct. So what was 2010 all about then?
You know, a very wise Freeper, and I wish I could remember their name, because it made a great impact on me, once said: Fully 90% of the politicians that go to Washington are corrupted and co-opted in their first year, and that is the rate for the Tea Party, also. The last 10%, it takes a few more years - think deMint.
What has happened, is Romney has received more votes in the primaries than the others.
I fully understand. I'm the same way myself now. However, we can check back with each other come Sep 1, because when the real ground war begins, and the incessant incoming shelling starts (complete with neutron exploding racial/socialist ferocity), there won't be any psychological pangs in our minds about any 'Sketch'.
This thread sounds like a pitty party. The people who are being dumped on are great Americans who have done more for the conservative cause than anyone here. So, pick up your marbles and go home. The rest of us are going to kick Obams out of office without your help.
I will tell you when I feel there is absolutely no hope, that will be when Mark Levin endorses romney before the primaries are over... I think that will cause me some real despair.
(2) Ryan and his buddies imagine it's possible to win a Presidential election without volunteer "GET OUT THE VOTE" folks. That particular theory is the primary reason why Romney really has had a tough time getting 50% except in captive areas with large numbers of Mormons. (or where MIttbots have flat out cheated).
(3) He's in fear of the Gadianton warriors.
You should probably direct this question to those that voted for Romney in the primaries. The only problem is, no one on this forum voted for him, so you probably won’t find out the real reason by asking freepers.
I prefer to think it is pragmatism. We know Romney is going to be the candidate. We need to a) get him elected and b) when he is POTUS, surround him with sound, capable people like Ryan who just might prevent him from becoming Obama II. Obama surrounded himself with marxist "tsars" and look what we got. It would be much better for all of us and the nation if Romney surrounded himself with people like Ryan. Just maybe we could steer the ship off the looming rocks.
Tricking the rank-and-file base into infusing a little fresh blood into the Washington GOP-E.
we’re being pragmatic. I’m a Sarah Palin supporter but she’s not running. Then I was for Herman Cain and we know how that worked out. Newt has flamed out on me as well, so I’m left with the only choice of supporting romney. I don’t especially like it but he’s 100000% better than the racist communist we currently have.
I guess theyre just hoping for the political cover of saying, see, I supported the moderate.
That's one of the few good things in all this, They have NO political cover any longer as far as conservatives go... they have shown their true colors... we have taken note.
There has to be more than that to it - there has to be - I worked my heart and soul out in 2010 - I mean everything I had. that is what got me involved in this presidential election. If what you say is true, I am not sure what that will mean to me...
so the upcoming primaries don't count... ?
How did they set it up? Anyone could have entered the race. Some did and were eliminated during the voting process and others chose not to even get in the race.
I don’t fault him at this point, but if he and other big names would have come out many months sooner, and endorsed a conservative, we wouldn’t be in this shape. The GOP pushed Romney from day one, while it’s the GOP who should have been pushed. I’m certainly not investing money in Romney or the GOP. I can find better use for it.
As I said with Rubio, he really went out on a limb. (eye roll) He didn’t endorse someone when his endorsement had a chance of making an impact when all the candidates had a choice. He waited until Romney seems inevitable and then picks him.
I have to admit, I'm fresh out of gracious defeats.
But I've got a barrel full of going third party and/or destroying the GOP, if for no other reason than to not let the GOP-E think they can get away with playing this game again.
And people, spare me the "then you're just voting for OBAMA!!!!!" garbage. As far as I can see, there is little substantive difference between Obama and Romney. If you want me to vote for your candidate, then you're going to have to do better than cheap theatrical scare tactics about another four years of Obama, because four years of Romney would be about the same.
*** Well, folks, I hope you will all be happy under the Obama regime. ***
Some people aren’t happy unless they’re unhappy. I suspect a year or two into the new Obama admin, these folks will gleefully proclaim that they wrote in... (Palin, Santorum, Gingrich). They “stayed true” to their beliefs.
Then they’ll get ready for the evening brown out, as electricity will be in short supply due to the cut back of the coal industry. And they’ll plug in their government authorized electric vehicle, hoping the power comes back in time for them to get enough of a charge to go to work.
You'll get betrayed by Walker too, not just Ryan and Priebus.
If we really want to win the Fall election we need to have a PURGE NOW in the ranks of significant Republican professionals.
Its almost like some people want 0bama to win another term.
You'd think so, wouldn't you?
And you can add Boehner and Cantor, who are looking to save parts of Obamacare! If I could, I'd photoshop a picture of Boehner and Ruth Bader Ginsburg under a chuppah
Before anyone suggests that we could nominate someone conservative after a single Romney term, I just want to go on the record for calling them an idiot now.
Of course they do. You asked what has happened and that is what has happened so far.
“When Palin endorses Romney, Ill sit back and watch more freeper heads explode. Then I will crawl over broken glass to vote against Obama.”
This is the day I have been waiting on for a long time. And it will come. It is going to be so much fun sitting back and reading all the threads with Freepers calling Palin a RINO. Good times.
And there are enough true conservatives left in this country to pull that off? If that were so, we wouldn't be in the predicament we're in now.
How did they set it up?
From the outset, Romney was touted as "the frontrunner" and "likely nominee". In the very first debates it was all Romney all the time with his hour-long rebuttals every time his name was mentioned. The media was all about his money and organization that the others lacked. It was from all sides and continues to be.
Pair that with Romney's negative brutal attacks on the other candidates and you come up with a "frontrunner" eventually. And what a shame! I'd kill for Perry, Bachman, or Cain to still be in the race.
Ditto. And how can people expect weak sister Boehner to draw a line in the sand, when they can’t hold one themselves.
No more Sacred Honor around here? When I think of those freezing soldiers with bleeding feet at Valley Forge and see the lack of courage and determination around me, I can’t help but ask, “What have we become?” Don’t we owe something to the memory of those soldiers? Don’t we owe the dead GIs on Omaha Beach? Don’t we owe our fellow Americans serving in Afghanistan?
What gutless wonders we are!
Don't get down about it. We're all in the same boat. It just means that we need to start thinking about transferring our energy and activism away from the Republican Party and its various organs, and toward non-partisan but highly ideological conservative activism.
I keep asking the question, should Romney be elected, how much better than Obama do you think he will be? Hello! Romney is a LIBERAL.
But it doesn’t matter. The Obama machine will crush Romney in November and then he will become dictator.
It’s not a matter of me whining and complaining. I’m facing reality. This is what will happen. We should have faced this reality a long time ago. Now it’s too late.
They are real conservatives. When Bachmann and King and Poe vote with Boehner, do you give up on them too?