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South Carolina Gov. Haley Endorses Romney, Says Obama 'Scared of Him'
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/12/16/sources-say-south-carolina-governor-haley-set-to-endorse-romney/ ^

Posted on 12/16/2011 6:19:52 AM PST by dmz

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley endorsed Mitt Romney for president Friday, saying he has the executive experience in the private and public sectors that proves he can deal "with a broken Washington."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Politics/Elections; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: mittromney; nikkihaley; nonewt; rino; sellout; southcarolina
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1 posted on 12/16/2011 6:19:59 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

Riiggghhhhtttt.


2 posted on 12/16/2011 6:20:58 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: dmz

Disappointing.


3 posted on 12/16/2011 6:22:12 AM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Jonty30

Obama ALSO said he didn’t want to be thrown in ‘dat ol’ briar patch


4 posted on 12/16/2011 6:22:20 AM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to profreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: dmz

Coming from Haley, that’s disappointing.


5 posted on 12/16/2011 6:22:26 AM PST by izzatzo ( Anybody but Obamney and Huntsman--Bachmann/???, 2012.)
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To: dmz

Sheeeeyit.


6 posted on 12/16/2011 6:22:35 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: dmz

lol

who cares.

Go Newt!

NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT NEWT


7 posted on 12/16/2011 6:23:17 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: dmz

Scared ? Perhaps because Slick Willard might be a bigger pathological liar and egomaniac than Zero is.


8 posted on 12/16/2011 6:24:10 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (If Newt Gingrich is a Reliable Conservative, Joe Biden is a member of MENSA)
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To: dmz

She is RINO


9 posted on 12/16/2011 6:24:11 AM PST by heiss (heartless and inhumane (radical rightwinger))
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To: dmz

Very interesting! If this endorsement translates to votes in South Carolina, the primary campaign may not last as long as I had thought.


10 posted on 12/16/2011 6:24:25 AM PST by WFTR (Liberty isn't for cowards)
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To: dmz

Yes,the way he dealt with Massachusetts.


11 posted on 12/16/2011 6:25:28 AM PST by E.K. Crossbow
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To: dmz

anyone that supports Romney is a RINO and is dead to me, and anyone that supports Paul (especially after lasts nights epic fail) needs to seriously get a professional mental evaluation


12 posted on 12/16/2011 6:25:58 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: dmz

Yeah, Obama is really quaking in his boots. /s

That sound you hear is the sound of champagne corks popping at DNC Headquarters.


13 posted on 12/16/2011 6:25:58 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: dmz

That old TEA isn’t as strong as we remember it.

It’s been diluted with RINO pee.


14 posted on 12/16/2011 6:28:04 AM PST by Yankee (Welcome to Obama's Fourth Reich.)
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To: dmz

Disappointing.


15 posted on 12/16/2011 6:28:04 AM PST by PogySailor (Obama is a SCOAMF)
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To: dmz
Mitt is sooooo cute.

Save the country. Vote Perry.

16 posted on 12/16/2011 6:28:09 AM PST by Tribune7 (Vote Perry)
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To: Jonty30

Riiggghhhhtttt.

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Not sure what you mean by that.

I must say that the first dozen or so responses are entirely unlike what happened after O’Donnell’s endorsement was made public.


17 posted on 12/16/2011 6:28:31 AM PST by dmz
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To: dmz

I wonder, like Ann Coulter, Christine the witch and now Haley, does she want to be one of Romney’s many wives???


18 posted on 12/16/2011 6:29:36 AM PST by madmaximus (Mickey Mouse/Donald Duck 2012 Yes we can!!!)
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To: dmz

Well. I had hoped for a Perry endorsement. I don’t think Obama is the least bit scared of Romney. I guess we’ll see what South Carolina voters think of their governor’s endorsement.


19 posted on 12/16/2011 6:31:02 AM PST by FryingPan101 (Perry 2012)
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To: dmz

It’s a sarcastic response to Haley’s remark as to whom Obama fears most.

I highly doubt that Romney is feared by anybody, not even the dog he tied to the roof of his car.

And you know the media’s holding everything they have on Romney, to be unleashed if he gets the nomination.


20 posted on 12/16/2011 6:31:20 AM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: WFTR
I don't think it is indicative of the State. Haley is a disappointment. Every day a new article about something she has done that seems a little off and less then ethical and totally self serving.
21 posted on 12/16/2011 6:33:58 AM PST by marsh-mellow
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To: Tribune7

Go Perry is right! ObamneyCare is one big eyebrow RINO and Newt is a good ole boy DC insider; he is McCain with an encyclopedia and Clinton moderate BS mixed in; RINO.


22 posted on 12/16/2011 6:35:16 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: heiss

VP pick by Romney is the ONLY sane explanation for the business as usual usual endorsement


23 posted on 12/16/2011 6:36:18 AM PST by RitaOK (wRasmussen- the polling standard for accuracy.)
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To: dmz

This is nothing more than the establishment trying to get Mitt a victory in the South Carolina primary, because historically, the winner of SC gets the nomination.

They played this game four years ago and they’re playing it again. It remains to be seen if the people of SC will go along with it.


24 posted on 12/16/2011 6:36:40 AM PST by cotton1706
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To: marsh-mellow

I think SC will wise up and go Perry. That is our last hope.


25 posted on 12/16/2011 6:36:44 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: FryingPan101

“Well. I had hoped for a Perry endorsement”

Me too. But we all know it’s political payback for last year’s endorsement in the governor’s race.

I think she would have been a lot smarter to endorse Perry. Many Southern voters are not Romney fans and do NOT want socialized medicine. She would have been a lot smarter to endorse a Southern candidate.

I think the real person Obama is afraid of is Rick Perry, a candidate with the most executive branch experience out of any of the GOP candidates and who isn’t afraid to tell it like it is.

With Romney as our nominee, Obama would simply look at him and say, “I don’t know why you’re even arguing against me because we modeled our health care plan after YOURS!”


26 posted on 12/16/2011 6:37:41 AM PST by wk4bush2004 ("FREEDOM, PROSPERITY, RESPONSIBILITY: RICK PERRY 2012!")
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To: dmz

Nikki honey, nobody is scared of Mittens
Why, when he loses, he can be his own dummy in Madame Tussauds

Now if you ran ...I could smell some fear


27 posted on 12/16/2011 6:38:51 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: dmz
Really sorry to see this.

Romney is my last choice....if that.

I'd vote Perry before Romney. I just hope it doesn't come down to this.

Kind of sours me on Haley, though.

28 posted on 12/16/2011 6:39:50 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: cotton1706
This is nothing more than the establishment trying to get Mitt a victory in the South Carolina primary, because historically, the winner of SC gets the nomination.

The only reason McLame won SC last time is because of cross-over voters. Is there still an open primary (the purpose of which I NEVER understood - why allow people who aren't committed to your party vote in its primary)?

Anyhow, this is VERY disappointing. Seems more and more as time goes on that the Tea Party moniker was used to obtain power by the usual crew of self-serving, go-along, get-along RINOs. Not all of them, to be sure, but it seems to be the case here.

29 posted on 12/16/2011 6:42:09 AM PST by Ancesthntr (Bibi to Odumbo: Its not going to happen.)
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To: dmz

“I must say that the first dozen or so responses are entirely unlike what happened after O’Donnell’s endorsement was made public.”

That’s because most realized O’Donnell was trying to sabotage Mitt with her “endorsement”.


30 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:01 AM PST by ngat
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To: dmz

I like her but I don’t agree. Gingrich would wipe the floor with Obama in any debate. Newt suggested seven 3-hour debates with Obama? That would be the best TV ever!


31 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:16 AM PST by mikey_hates_everything
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To: Ancesthntr

The Tea Party failed to put a viable candidate on the field. If you want to beat Obama, you have to pick from the establishment candidates. Romney is a better pick than Newt. Haley made the rational choice.


32 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:25 AM PST by Huck (No.)
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To: TexasFreeper2009
Rush has been leading everyone on this point. Many who call themselves Conservatives actually have little faith in Conservatism being acceptable to a majority of the electorate. Instead, they have drank the kool-Aid and believe that moderacy is the key to being elected.

Of course, historically they are all dead wrong.

I'm fairly confident that should Romney actually win the nomination there will be a major third party candidate.

With the lack of faith in Conservatism by so many Republican leaders, it might just be a battle which has to happen.

To those who say that a third party will likely mean an Obama reelection, I submit that nominating a Republican Moderate would guarantee an Obama reelection.

33 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:41 AM PST by Rational Thought
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To: dmz
Very disappointing. I obviously misjudged Governor Nikki Haley.

Apparently the Republican establishment still holds the power to foist yet another losing RINO on GOP voters and using Republican governors that we assumed were somewhat conservative to endorse a mega-RINO like Mitt Romney is one of their tools. Too bad. I wonder what Haley was thinking to pretend that Obama 'fears' the Mandate Man, Mitt Romney? Maybe it's his bright smile or his perfect hair.

I'll vote in my state's Republican primary but after that, I'm changing my voter registration to independent. The Republican party no longer 'represents' me in any substantive way and I'm sick of their endless parade of RINO candidates (often losers) and 'me-too' attitude toward big, intrusive government.

34 posted on 12/16/2011 6:45:58 AM PST by Jim Scott
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To: dmz

Oh yeah Mittens is just soooo intimidating. At the first mention of Bain Capital this guy whined and looked like a wimp. Gimme a break. Mittens response to any attack on him is to yell “no fair.”. Like that will stop Obama!


35 posted on 12/16/2011 6:47:25 AM PST by FlipWilson
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To: dmz

Mmmno.


36 posted on 12/16/2011 6:47:45 AM PST by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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To: dmz

Disappointing for sure.

The post debate MSM reporting clearly indicates that the MSM is pushing for a Romney-Bachman ticket. It is even clearer that the one they fear is Gingrich.

Newt is the one who said Barney Frank and Chris Dodd should go to jail. He’s the one who said the Palestinians are an invented people. He has called Obama an “Alinsky radical”. Newt said that John Bolton would be his sec of defense.

Newt’s the gunslinger, firing real bullets at both Obama and liberalism itself. He wants to be sheriff, and he’s telling us who he’d shoot first. He’s bursting through the saloon doors, guns blazing, while the rest are at the bar ordering sasparilla.

Liberals fear Newt could put Obama on the defensive, having to defend not only his policies, but his ideology. They fear Newt could put liberalism on trial, and I believe the jury is in such a foul mood he just might get a conviction.


37 posted on 12/16/2011 6:48:38 AM PST by wayoverontheright
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To: dmz

Who cares who anyone endorses anymore. They are worthless. At the end of the day, Romney is still going to lose and Haley is still going to be a fine Gov.


38 posted on 12/16/2011 6:50:33 AM PST by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: cotton1706

You’re correct about the establishment but I read an article that things have changed so much that SC’s pick is possibly not the nominee.I wonder if Jindal bows to Rove or if he will endorse Perry?If it wouldn’t be for the Newt love (which is fading) Perry would be up there and beat Romney.So the Newt bots in the tank for a RINO are enabling Romney.If Perry picked Palin as a VP would the Newt bots quit the Perry jealousy and hate? I don’t buy they’re BS story that Perry is pro amnesty when they are supporting a RINO....it makes no sense.Perry will do what needs to be done and that is stop the insider trading cronyism in DC and put em all on Part time with pay cuts.Newt will just carry on the ponzi scheme insider trading as he is one of them and buds with them.


39 posted on 12/16/2011 6:51:17 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: dmz
Now weighing in on this except to say these two sure are easy on the eyes...


40 posted on 12/16/2011 6:51:27 AM PST by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: dmz
Obama scared of Mitt? I don't think so. Coming from a fighter like Nikki Haley, I'm more than disappointed because:

As a typical standard-issue Republican, Romney wouldn’t have the heart or the courage to take the fight to the president, but instead would debate around the edges, and lose. (Michael Walsh,'The Stupid Party')

41 posted on 12/16/2011 6:59:44 AM PST by MissMagnolia (You can't fix stupid but you can vote it out.)
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To: Jim Scott

“Maybe it’s his bright smile or his perfect hair.”

I think that’s exactly it. With the dumbed down electorate who treat the presidential election like “American Idol”, the optics of who stands on the debate stage next to Obama may be the deciding factor to the so-called independents and moderates who don’t follow politics. I don’t have much faith in the American voter...


42 posted on 12/16/2011 7:00:15 AM PST by Fu-fu2
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To: TexasFreeper2009

If someone governs as a conservative, then I’m always willing to forgive them for a bad endorsement. That said, this news is really disappointing.


43 posted on 12/16/2011 7:00:42 AM PST by RIRed
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To: dmz

Any elected official who endorses Romney should be thrown out of office. I don’t know when Governor Haley is up for re-election, but I sincerely hope that the people of South Carolina hold this against her and replace her with someone who won’t kowtow to the GOP elite.

And a Romney/Bachmann ticket? The plastic man and the shrill harpy? I can’t think of a more revolting platform for 2012. Not that I’d ordinarily vote for Romney, but any remaining traces of goodwill toward him would be out the door if he wins the nomination and picks Michele for VP.


44 posted on 12/16/2011 7:03:04 AM PST by Cato in PA (ABR: Anybody But Romney)
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To: dmz

Power does corrupt huh?

Notice how Romney is given a pass? Folks the establishemt repubs. are destroying our candidates one at a time. Don’t listen to them, vote ur heart.

Romney is an establishment repub. that will continue Obama’s destruction of America.


45 posted on 12/16/2011 7:05:09 AM PST by swampfox101 (I)
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To: Rational Thought

I would seriously rather vote for Obama than Romney *shiver*

If we are going down, I’d rather a Democrat be in charge. And make no mistake, if we elect Romney it would be the end of the country.


46 posted on 12/16/2011 7:05:37 AM PST by TexasFreeper2009 (Newt Gingrich 2012!)
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To: CAluvdubya
Haley is not running. Mitt was a governor. She is a governor.

These people almost always think more highly of themselves than is ever warranted ~ ask Jimmy Carter about that problem.

She'll come around once Mitt has a guaranteed loss.

47 posted on 12/16/2011 7:06:13 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: FryingPan101

SC Republican primary voters seem to pick the wrong person time and time again, just like their NH counterparts.


48 posted on 12/16/2011 7:12:27 AM PST by Theodore R. (I'll still vote for Santorum if he is on the March 6 ballot.)
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To: dmz

Sure doesn’t take long to become part of the GOP elite, does it.


49 posted on 12/16/2011 7:20:05 AM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: muawiyah

I hope you’re right. I wish she had just waited to speak up until after our nominee has been chosen, though.


50 posted on 12/16/2011 7:21:43 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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