Skip to comments.Latest Romney Revelation Has Me Incredibly Angry
Posted on 12/29/2012 3:45:16 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet
Just before the Christmas break the Boston Globe published a lengthy postmortem on Mitt Romneys massive failure as a presidential candidate. Between this, and the constant hand-wringing by Geniuses of the GOP, I think we have beaten this dead horse to a pulp, but there was one thing that came out of this article that has me as angry as I have ever been over a politician.
Before we get to that, lets step back in time to 2008. Like 2012, the Republican Party didnt exactly put forth an all-star field of candidates for voters to choose from. In the end it came down to Mitt Romney, Corupt-o-crat Mike Huckabee, and John McCain. With McCain in the lead, and on a bit of a winning streak, Romney did the right thing and bowed out. Huckabee hung on a little longer, for no particular reason. McCain became the nominee.
As you know, McCain had been running his campaign on a shoestring, at one point he was flying commercial and carrying his own bags. Obviously, the situation improved. But McCain was short of campaign staff, so here comes Mitt Romney and his people to the rescue. All well and good, so far. McCain still had problems and was down in the polls until he picked his running mate, Governor Sarah Palin. It was after Sarah was chosen that things picked up, considerably. Massive crowds started showing up, volunteers showed up to man local GOP offices, and money came pouring in. McCains choice of Governor Palin was brilliant.
Dishonest media hacks have tried to sell the lie that Governor Palin cost McCain the election, something many in the GOP, especially those loyal to Mitt Romney, have parroted non-stop for the past four years...
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New party or CWII.
It’s that simple. Blood simple.
Friday, November 07, 2008
Sixty-nine percent (69%) of Republican voters say Alaska Governor Sarah Palin helped John McCains bid for the presidency, even as news reports surface that some McCain staffers think she was a liability.
Only 20% of GOP voters say Palin hurt the partys ticket, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Six percent (6%) say she had no impact, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
Ninety-one percent (91%) of Republicans have a favorable view of Palin, including 65% who say their view is Very Favorable. Only eight percent (8%) have an unfavorable view of her, including three percent (3%) Very Unfavorable.
When asked to choose among some of the GOPs top names for their choice for the partys 2012 presidential nominee, 64% say Palin. The next closest contenders are two former governors and unsuccessful challengers for the presidential nomination this year — Mike Huckabee of Arkansas with 12% support and Mitt Romney of Massachusetts with 11%.
Three other sitting governors Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Charlie Crist of Florida and Tim Pawlenty of Minnesota all pull low single-digit support.
These findings echo a survey earlier this week which found that Republicans were happier with their vice presidential candidate than with their presidential nominee. Seventy-one percent (71%) said McCain made the right choice by picking Palin as his running mate, while only 65% said the party picked the right nominee for president.”
Spot on. This is why I’m done with the Republican Party.
Palin is alive and well, the question for the Romney people is, will we go "negative" on Romney?
Personally I would prefer to strengthen and reinforce Palin's influence, and weaken Romney's.
Me too...no more GOP...they are part of the kubuki theater the politicians and the media run every two years. We have a one party system with two wings...I know this is not new criticism...but never has it been more obvious.
I blame some people for Romney’s nomination...Karl Rove, The National Review, The Weekly Standard...Ann Courlter...the list goes on.
Romney is and always has been just another liberal. But for his Republican birth, he would have become a Democrat. How different is he...from say...John Kerry? Not much.
How did the GOP nominate a Massachusetts liberals to run against a Marxist? They needed to find someone with a clear difference...instead, as Barry Goldwater would say...we got an echo.
They’re like that team that always plays the Harlem Globetrotters.
As long as PhonyCon Liberals keep pushing Amnesty Liberals like Marco “La Raza” Rubio, and keep pushing the Hispanic Voter Myth, candidates like Palin and others will keep getting the shaft. The GOP cannot win national and key statewide elections by abandoning the Real Conservative Base
I thought Nancy Sinatra did that, back in the 60’s?
Me too. I've been away from home and i am looking forward to a call from the GOP fund-raising people. I have some choice words as to what they can do with their telephone.
Both my wife and I changed our affiliation to “Not Affiliated”. We have joined that great sea of “independent” voters. Will the pollsters beat a path to our phone and door next election. Time will tell. All Republican mail will be circularly filed.
In 2008, Romney’s surrogates destroyed Gov. Palin
for Obama and Soros.
In 2012, Romney and his Mormon company and team destroyed
every conservative left for Obama and Soros.
Soros ishas been Romney’s partner from the beginning
in JET BLUE and in this.
The GOP is composed of idiots who wanted to lose to the DNC.
This is a very plausible point of view.
Is that the whine now? There was never any indication she would run. You had over a year to make your decision. That you waited for Palin is your own fault, and you should own up to that.
Romney screwed us, the donors, the nation, all of us.
Poor sport spoiler Romney doing what he does best:
"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, South Carolina, Florida and California.
The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states;
and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals
couldn't spare the cash to advertise.
Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) started slipping away, he resorted to unfair,
distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't
afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges."
[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]
It is merely my observation from afar. That Palin took so long to announce that she was not going to run meant that her many supporters ( and she knew of their existence) did not organize around another candidate.
It's not a whine. It's an observation.
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