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Romney Aide to Take On Bigger Role in Campaign (Palin-hater Madden to replace Etch-A-Sketch Eric)
NY Times ^ | 7/6/12 | MICHAEL D. SHEAR

Posted on 07/06/2012 5:17:21 PM PDT by jimbo123

Kevin Madden, a Republican communications expert with long ties to Mitt Romney, will become a more frequent and visible spokesman for the presidential campaign, a source close to the decision said on Friday.

The increased responsibilities for Mr. Madden came in the wake of criticism from nervous Republicans about Mr. Romney’s campaign team. The Wall Street Journal said in an editorial that the campaign “looks confused in addition to being politically dumb.”

(Excerpt) Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com ...


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Mittens really is an idiot for bring back this clown.
1 posted on 07/06/2012 5:17:36 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

and I thought it couldn’t get any worse.


2 posted on 07/06/2012 5:23:27 PM PDT by dalebert
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To: jimbo123

This does not inspire confidence. I think I’ll cast a write-in vote for Joe Arpaio.


3 posted on 07/06/2012 5:24:25 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: dalebert

Mitt doubles down on stupid yet again.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 5:25:52 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Just look at the character of the people that mitt surrounds himself with. These people are scumbags. This guy is no Karen Hughes.

LLS


5 posted on 07/06/2012 5:26:45 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: LibLieSlayer

6 posted on 07/06/2012 5:30:28 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

It remains to be seen how the new guy does, but let’s hope he doesn’t screw up as badly as Eric Fehrnstrom. The Etch-a-Sketch thing was bad enough, but when he directly contradicted his boss in public on the largest issue of that day, he needed to be gone instantly.

Fehrnstrom has trouble remembering who’s the boss.


7 posted on 07/06/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: jimbo123

What a damn disaster

And we are stuck with this bozo and his aides

Problem is even if he gets rid of this next loser for somebody decent the SOBs are very vindictive and would probably go to the MSM with all kinds of BS


8 posted on 07/06/2012 5:33:10 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: Cyber Liberty

For those who just walked into the room, Eric Fehrnstrom is the fool who said ObamaTax isn’t a tax, but a penalty, at the same time Romney was starting to get traction with his message it’s a tax, not a penalty. He completely defocused one of the few messages Romney was getting clarity on. Because of Fehrnstrom, the media was able to gleefully jump on what they call a flip-flop.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 5:36:08 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: All

Flashback:

Traitor Kevin Madden: Responsible for the anonymous attacks aired on FoxNews tonight

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-gop/2126663/posts

One week prior to the general election, former Romney spokesman Kevin Madden took to the airwaves (on CNN) and defamed Sarah Palin, setting off a media storm over an alleged fight between Team McCain and Team Palin. They were the very early opening salvos in the battle for the party. Fox News expanded on off-the-record anti-Palin comments tonight. Was traitor Kevin Madden for those comments?


10 posted on 07/06/2012 5:36:12 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

Romney is looking more and more like a fall guy .


11 posted on 07/06/2012 5:38:12 PM PDT by sushiman
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To: All

Flashback:

Romney Supporters Trashing Palin

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2118686/posts

It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt in 2012.

Former Romney Spokesman Kevin Madden was particularly harsh on Palin in an interview on CNN. His criticism of Palin is especially noteworthy because we’re only days from the election.

In a spot with Campbell Brown Madden said Palin’s wardrobe flap showed how “unseasoned” Palin is.


12 posted on 07/06/2012 5:38:52 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: LibLieSlayer
These people are scumbags.

AND YET.... they're all at least 10,000 times BETTER than the Satanic slime currently degrading the Oval office.... Before you start thinking about "write-in" votes or staying home on election day, please consider the alternatives. I had a bumper sticker that I never put on my bumper after 911 because it was just tooooo harsh for the spot the country was in but I'll use it on Nov 7th if we lose because the right buckled. The sticker said: "Whining liberals of America..... THIS IS YOUR FAULT!"

I don't like Mittens. But I hate the alternative far far more.

13 posted on 07/06/2012 5:39:12 PM PDT by ExSoldier (Stand up and be counted... OR LINE UP AND BE NUMBERED...)
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Flasbhback:

RedState: Romney Surrogates Sabotaging Sarah Palin?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2117945/posts

When I was in St. Paul for the Republican Convention, more than a dozen people told me acolytes of Mitt Romney were feeding all the stories to the media portraying Palin in a negative light.

In fact, I heard that one of the biggest pushers of anti-Palin stories, including encouraging reporters to pursue the “Trooper-gate” story was Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 5:40:41 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: sushiman
Romney is looking more and more like a fall guy .

Well, the election IS in the Fall [rimshot]...

15 posted on 07/06/2012 5:41:59 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: jimbo123
Just how stupid are the folks that voted for Romney in the primaries? have the republicans lost their minds? this will not bide well with the tea party voters.
We don't need anymore McCain's, Snowes, Boehners..we need more Scott Walkers.
16 posted on 07/06/2012 5:44:06 PM PDT by katiedidit1 ("This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever." the Irish)
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To: sushiman

For Romney to bring back this cowardly piece of dog excrement is a disgrace.


17 posted on 07/06/2012 5:45:00 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
In fact, I heard that one of the biggest pushers of anti-Palin stories, including encouraging reporters to pursue the “Trooper-gate” story was Romney spokesman Kevin Madden.

Thanks for the links. This madden pig will really a piece of work. God help us.

18 posted on 07/06/2012 5:49:53 PM PDT by sand88
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To: jimbo123

Ass Clown Romney is making it very difficult for me to keep from saying what I think of him.

And I have been trying to keep it to myself since FR seems to be Romney Country lately.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 5:51:26 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Nik Naym
...since FR seems to be Romney Country lately.

God forbid...

20 posted on 07/06/2012 5:54:29 PM PDT by COBOL2Java (FUMR)
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To: sand88

Flashback:

Red State and other reporters accuse Romney staffers, including Kevin Madden (former Romney press-man) of pushing reporters into “Troopergate” stories

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2126515/posts


21 posted on 07/06/2012 5:54:29 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123
Team Romney - One step forward and three steps back.

I think I am beginning to see a pattern...

22 posted on 07/06/2012 5:55:38 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter ( A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over...)
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To: jimbo123

I’ll just wait and see. Perhaps he can effectively attack 0bama the way he attacked Palin. I don’t care about his perception of Palin. I care more about whether he’s an effective staff or not. With his comments on etch-a-sketch and Obamacare, Eric F is not.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 5:56:32 PM PDT by paudio (OTP: Why do people want to rehire a mechanic who clearly only made their car worse than before?)
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To: jimbo123

Given Mittens bad choices so far we need to take him out at the convention.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 5:56:57 PM PDT by MasterGunner01 (11)
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To: paudio

Madden is a cowardly misogynist piece of dog feces who only smears conservatives.


25 posted on 07/06/2012 6:07:22 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: MasterGunner01

Pray that will happen.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 6:08:10 PM PDT by Josephat (`)
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To: jimbo123

‘Just another reason to dislike this RINO god.


27 posted on 07/06/2012 6:20:54 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: jimbo123; All

Yes how dare someone questions St Sarah, the quitter from Alaska..


28 posted on 07/06/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: Bigtigermike; Diogenesis; Al B.; sarah fan UK

Check this nonsense out.


29 posted on 07/06/2012 6:45:27 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123
One week prior to the general election, former Romney spokesman Kevin Madden took to the airwaves (on CNN) and defamed Sarah Palin, setting off a media storm over an alleged fight between Team McCain and Team Palin

Even more reason why I'll never vote for Team Romney.

30 posted on 07/06/2012 6:47:22 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: jimbo123; Diogenesis
It looks like there might be some truth to those rumors former Mitt Romney supporters are already trying to clear Sarah Palin from the GOP presidential deck to make room for their man Mitt in 2012.

We all knew it then...this just confirms it.

31 posted on 07/06/2012 6:51:48 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: dalebert
This is Romney. It can ONLY get worse, and then worse than that, and then again.

This guy has to make up for a 10 million voter difference between Republican and Democrat candidates in 2008.

Instead, he's working himself into a deep dive that keeps up with Obama all the way down.

I think it's a lack of fire in the belly.

He should step aside now.

32 posted on 07/06/2012 7:00:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KevinDavis
Yes how dare someone questions St Sarah, the quitter from Alaska..

Sarah Palin has done far more for Conservatism than Romney ever has or will.

So STUFF IT!


33 posted on 07/06/2012 7:01:43 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Timber Rattler; All

At least he completed his term as Governor.. So you stuff it..


34 posted on 07/06/2012 7:04:40 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: jimbo123

Can anybody trace that church fire to Madden or someone close to him?


35 posted on 07/06/2012 7:04:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: COBOL2Java; Nik Naym

Doing my best to dispell such beliefs ~ maybe i should double-down.


36 posted on 07/06/2012 7:06:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KevinDavis

We don’t need your kind around here.


37 posted on 07/06/2012 7:08:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KevinDavis
At least he completed his term as Governor..

Unfortunately...


38 posted on 07/06/2012 7:09:01 PM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: muawiyah; All

Then have me banned you idiot.. I dare you...


39 posted on 07/06/2012 7:09:44 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: KevinDavis
Sounds like Madden may have had more than a passing interest in the phoney made up ethics charges that were lodged against Sarah ~ apparently with the intention of bankrupting her.

Then, Romney pulls this Mittbot up from the bottom of the barrel for another go at it?

You people have no shame.

40 posted on 07/06/2012 7:10:54 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: KevinDavis
I have no problem asking for a provable troll to be banned ~ but you're special. I want you on the list so I can keep tabs on your calumny you like to heap on Conservatives.
41 posted on 07/06/2012 7:13:52 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah; All

I’m so frakin scared..


42 posted on 07/06/2012 7:17:24 PM PDT by KevinDavis (Radical Islam is a bigger threat than the LDS...)
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To: jimbo123

You do not KNOW that it was Madden. The article says as much.


43 posted on 07/06/2012 7:17:38 PM PDT by MrChips (MrChips)
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To: jimbo123

Romney promotes abject backstabbing scumbags like this, and then actually WANTS my vote? Madden can go burn in hell, where he belongs, for his scurrilous hit-job on Palin. God, I hate these people with a fire-hot passion.


44 posted on 07/06/2012 7:20:54 PM PDT by greene66
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To: jimbo123; Timber Rattler; Jim Robinson; ConjunctionJunction; Al B.; SolidWood; Leisler; ...
This is very important, and goes far beyond
the fact that once again Mr. RomneyCARE has no shame.

That Mr. RomneyCARE is restoring his prime misogynist saboteur who threw
the election to Obama in 2008
heralds that Mr. RomneyCARE remains nothing but untrustworthy (again).

FLASHBACK:

The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++4 to 10 pts
in some polls, days prior to Election 2008.
So rather than helping the GOP, Romney and
TeamROMNEY and the RNME (Republican National Media Establishment)
decided …to attack Gov. Palin to throw Election2008.

Romney, and the Van der Sloot RNME RINOs for Obama in 2008

Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers…
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide…
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."


The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romney’s former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
… aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.


"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off ….hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."


"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the “Diva” leak was Nicolle Wallace’s husband."


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"



45 posted on 07/06/2012 7:23:50 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: KevinDavis

Yes Mitt completed his term as gov, and did such a wonderful job for the people of MA. /s


46 posted on 07/06/2012 7:25:31 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic ( (#withNewt))
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To: MrChips
Mr. ROmneyCARE and Madden have a long history of
misogyny, backstabbing, and forging false documents.

This is the last straw for the GOPe.
They micturate in women and conservatives faces and call it 'rain'.


47 posted on 07/06/2012 7:26:20 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: jimbo123

I am already committed to never voting for Mittens, so it doesn’t matter to me that he brings aboard this scumbag Madden. Still, I was hoping for a VP pick that could at least keep me interested in following the race. With Madden in Romney’s face, the VP pick will likely end up being some milquetoast squish like Romney.

Pray for America.


48 posted on 07/06/2012 7:30:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: KevinDavis
KevinDavis (RomneyBOT): "At least he completed his term as Governor.. So you stuff it..""

Actually, Mr. RomneyCARE, who failed the Mass. economy,
FLED early, to avoid the mess he made from RomneyCARE
and to bring in millions of illegal aliens.


“The Massachusetts Republican Party died last Tuesday.
The cause of death: failed leadership.

The party is survived by a few leftover legislators
and a handful of county officials and grassroots activists
who have been ignored for years.
Services will be public and a mass exodus of taxpayers will follow.
In lieu of flowers, send messages to Republican voters
warning them about a certain presidential candidate named Romney.”
- Boston Herald, 11/12/2006


"In 2006, while Romney was chairman of the National Republican
Governors Association - a group dedicated to electing more
Republican governors - his own hand-picked Republican successor
as governor lost badly to the Democrat, despite the fact that Republicans
have held the governorship in Massachusetts since 1990. Romney largely
ignored the Massachusetts elections and spent most of the time
during the campaign out of state building his presidential campaign.
He came back and publicly campaigned for the Republican candidate
the day before the general election!
“Locally, this is a rebuke to Mitt Romney and checking out within six months
after being elected and having accomplished almost nothing,”

[Jim] Rappaport [former chairman of the state Republican Party]."
- Boston Globe, 11/8/2006

49 posted on 07/06/2012 7:32:02 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: KevinDavis
Hmm ~ scared?

Naw, that's not what you are ~ you are a whiner, or maybe a hootany glootany fron-non, or possibly an alien from outerspace ~ so you are not scared.

You should be ~ your master has misled you. He knows he's losing and your vote for him will put Obama in office again.

50 posted on 07/06/2012 7:33:42 PM PDT by muawiyah
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