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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I like Governor Palin. She was attacked and demonized relentlessly by “friend” and “foe” alike. Not expecting
“Katie” Cupcake’s ambush was a mistake Palin’s not likely to wander into again. (It was the result of an open and honest person who likes people and expects honesty and openness from them - a mistake when it comes to “Cupcake” Couric). I’d like to see her beat Hillary or Michelle either one.
The “fix” was in for Democrat/Marxist Obama from the first. Our first clue was probably when interviewers threw him softball questions such as, “Is your cushion comfy, Sir?” with absolutely no real questions about anything of substance.
One major challenge for Sarah is her family, especially the limelight-loving Bristol who seems to be going to be in the spotlight no matter what; but Sarah handles that with love and grace, which works wonders. Not even the most cultured and sophisticated politician is immune from that factor.
Wrong. She made her decision before the deadline - so it was not too late. Do you really get behind a candidate before the debates?
That is a great analogy. But you know what’s crazy? Democrats say the same kind of thing. If you go over to DU or KOS after they lose a big election, they sound just like we do. They picture themselves as some kind of ragtag resistance fighting an unbeatable machine just like we do.
Don’t harass the little phone callers; they are minimum-wage apolitical people who have not yet “won” life’s lottery, as the liberals might say. Or may be “low-information” voters themselves. I would suspect a lot of them are not registered at all and are not Republicans. There’s a large likelihood that they would not even understand your criticism.
Palin was originally quite naive about journalists.
Now she has her head wired on harder than anyone else.
I believe Palin’s decision was right for her and appropriate. She had a couple daughters still to young. Obama put himself above the good of his daughters. That is his decision and he will deal with it.
Palin did not. And she is dealing with other things now.
I sincerely hope Palin stands forward this time.
We need help.
Actually, Romney has hardly been mentioned since Nov. 7. It turns out he was not serious about winning because he thought he was winning easily; he would have known otherwise had he been serious. Does that make sense?
"It was after
Sarah Romney 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."
He had massive crowds, money, volunteers -- didn't make a whit of diff.
The game is now about Democrats having endless weeks on end to ship low-info voters to the polls. Period.
Fix that, and it's game on again...
Actually, the Couric thing was NOT a mistake on Palin's part---she was blatantly lied to by that harpy Nicolle Wallace, who promised her that Couric would be an easy series of interviews.
Now, Wallace had previously worked for Couric and McCain had foisted her on Palin as the VP candidate's campaign chief of staff, and so at that time, Palin had every reason to believe that Wallace had fixed things up with Couric.
Of course, as it happened, Couric sandbagged Palin repeatedly, stalked her from event to event, and then hacked up the interview footage to make the Governor look like an idiot. From that point forward, Palin distrusted Wallace and the other professional GOP staffers who were assigned to her.
It's all recounted in Going Rogue.
Romney’s crowds in 2012 were only a fraction of what Palin’s were in 2008.
There was no one candidate like her to organize around. And stop blaming Sarah for such cr*ppy candidates. I supported Newt and found out she did, also, and certainly wasn't surprised about it. It really was a no brainer to common sense conservatives.
Ya and need to read how they were almost 1/2 mil in debt defending themselves from frivolous lawsuits, you and I may have taken a powder too. The Couric Interview? It was more like a back stage ambush from the film footage I saw. If Sarah knew it was coming I'll agree with you. At a bare mininum she should have taken 10 minutes to decompress as if my memory was correct, she got off stage after a long day and all it's effects..,
You are talking 50 years ago. Sarah wasn’t even born then.
Pure and simple....voter fraud. I’m probably going to get flamed a little but I do believe we had this thing won. It’s amazing how quiet the pollsters who were predicting Romney went after the loss.. Especially when he lost the states needing no voter I.D. They all knew what happened yet they can’t put their reputations on the line without irrefutable evidence that only the Dems have, on how they “secured” enough votes to win.
If we do not change voting laws we do NOT change outcomes...
If she ever runs, don’t vote for her. The clueless will surely repeat what they media wants them to repeat. You should be happy with your ‘never did anything right’ president you have now.
It looks like he's built a good case against Kevin Madden who worked for Romney in 2008, but a lot of the badmouthing of Palin came from McCain loyalists who found it convenient to blame Romneyites for it after the election.
It's perverse to acknowledge the responsibility of McCain loyalists Schmidt and Wallace for undermining Palin and then try to make out that it was the Romney people who were "really" behind the talk.
The people he's talking about are "professionals," i.e. mercenaries. They work for those who have money and a plausible shot at winning. They aren't "liberals" who hate "conservatives."
Given a "conservative" candidate who had a shot at winning they might well support that candidate. Apparently they didn't think Palin would run or hire them or win, and they weren't wrong about that.
I'd counsel against taking this latest "Romney revelation" to seriously. What somebody "really" wants or doesn't want is a matter of interpretation. It's a matter of degree.
Romney pretty clearly didn't have the killer instinct. He didn't want to win in November at any cost (though he did relish fighting Gingrich and Santorum in the primaries).
Maybe, like other candidates down through the years, he would have stepped aside if someone more qualified were in the race -- not necessarily a bad thing. But that doesn't mean he wasn't in the race to win it or that he intentionally intended in advance to mount a losing campaign.
I agree. Yet those in the know, will be looking for some strategy to fix things but they don’t even know/look at the obvious. The other side did over kill and they are still clueless. So much for common sense.
Exactly. We knew it when it was happening and some are asking NOW how would anyone know that. Amazing!
I'd say you are quite naive about Sarah! She was a journalists but not a devious one. She was around them, so she knew them.
So stop with the Sarah daggers! Embrace your president, he likes those who take shots at conservatives as do rino's. You are under one umbrella.
Don't concern yourself with Sarah - she is covered. She takes her direction from God, not man.
If anybody but palin had jerked his/her supporters around for so long and so publically (the half-a bus tour, the faux announcements), and continued to ask for PAC money right up to 24 hours before saying, "I'm not in" then everyone here would rightfully argue that the person was a manipulative charlatan.
palin showed her colors when she quit six weeks after the announcement that she had been paid a hefty advance to write her book. Being governor was getting in the way of her media career (which is the only career she has genuinely pursued since 7/09).
It astounded me then that so many here clung to the FR created image of palin while ignoring all her real-world choices and actions. It astounds me still that for many this remains their modus operandi in all things palin.
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