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Mark Levin: The Speech Romney Should Give.
http://spectator.org/blog/2012/04/17/mark-levin-the-speech-romney-s ^ | April 17, 2012 | Jeffrey Lord

Posted on 04/18/2012 11:04:11 AM PDT by true believer forever

I saw this posted on Real Clear Politics, and it's worth a listen by the Romney people.

It's an audio of Mark Levin on "The Speech Romney Should Give."

Governor Romney gave a speech to a group of wealthy supporters and made the classic moderate Republican mistake of dissing "true believers" -- i.e., conservatives.

Somebody on Team Romney needs to have a discussion on conservatives with the candidate. The Governor is clearly a smart guy, a good man and he would be head and shoulders a better president than his soon-to-be opponent.

But if this attitude persists it can either lose an election that shouldn't be lost… or lose an administration that will need every last bit of conservative support to succeed.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


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KEYWORDS: conservativevote; endorsement; endorsements; levin; marklevin; romney; romneylies
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To: Ingtar
The ads that ran here all had Newt’s PAC listed in the disclaimer. I suppose you would call them mild as I have heard much harsher out of Gingrich’s supporters on FR. They spent over half the ad on Santorum, then switched to Romney as if the two were the same. I know candidates are not supposed to communicate with the PACS, and in Newt’s case I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt.

Newt never considered Santorum a fiscal conservative because of a lot of his big govt votes, there were many. And that was the comparison, almost a bullet point, romney v rick of financial conservatism. A legitimate point.

==> this makes me wonder a bit: “He’s had two weeks of being the alternative,” Gingrich said of Santorum. “I think there are profound reasons why Rick lost his Senate race by the largest margin in Pennsylvania history.”

This was the sunday before Santorum quit. Newt wasn't campaigning in PA. And for two weeks, after WI, the field was pretty much rick v mitt, and santorum had lost something over 25 points in the preceding 4 weeks to romney, and wasn't making that up despite Newt's absence.

Plus the fact, Rick was facing $2 mil of mitt's negative ads in PA. They hadn't even started running yet, and Santorum had lost 25 points, and once Mitts negative ads start, well, look out...

The Knoxville Republican made his announcement in a post on his blog. In an interview, Campfield said he believes that conservatives need to unite behind a single candidate and that Santorum is best positioned to defeat “establishment Republican” candidate Mitt Romney.

Campfield’s decision comes after a conversation with Santorum earlier this week.

In his blog post, Campfield said he was “twisted inside because of my loyalty to Newt, my loyalty must first lie with my country and getting a country with a conservative leader must take precedence to my own personal whims of fancy.

== I knew about the resignation. I seem to have a great deal of difficulty locating anything about delegates switching. Can you help me out here?

The following pretty much says it all, and Newt's campaign felt so strongly they plan to deal with it at the convention.

Campfield was a member of the HOUSE GOP in Tenn, and has some problems with some incendiary statements he made, and needs the GOP behind him. That, at least to me, appears to be the reason he switched 24 hours before the voting. I mean, COME ON.

http://blogs.knoxnews.com/humphrey/2012/03/gingrich-campaign-tries-to-dro.html

51 posted on 04/18/2012 1:14:19 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

Nice vanity there.

I don’t agree with your prediction of how this thing plays out, nor was there a thing “ungracious” about the 2008 VP candidate weighing in and testing the water at any time or in any way, nor do you have the knowledge of what anybody else is doing in their own plan to stop the advance of progressivism whether implemented by Obama or Romney, to say what they are or aren’t doing is the same as voting for Obama.

However, your vanity post holds the key to understanding what Levin, Rush, Hannity, Beck, Bolling, Cavuto and Kudlow et al- all these allegedly free-market conservative talking heads who have gone for Romney and abandoned the field prematurely - they all have something in common that the founders of the country had - military experience - the founders having it in the French and Indian War and later during the Revolutionary war - and the alleged conservative talkers lacking any of it.


52 posted on 04/18/2012 1:17:41 PM PDT by ngat
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
I will NEVER vote for a liberal posing as a Republican for as long as I live. I don't care if Armageddon is on the line (which may be the case here) I WON'T DO IT!

The last time I voted for a liberal posing as a Republican was when I voted for this idiot for Mayor in 2001 here in New York city because at the time he seemed the best choice and was endorsed by Rudy Guliani who I once respected....

Now here I am over 10 years later living under Despotism with this psychopath the Despot issuing edicts almost everyday.

The Constitution - Gone! (only out of state OWS protestors and Muslims who want to bring grief to the 911 families have constitutional rights it seems) Individual freedoms -Gone! Property rights - Gone! Privacy - Gone! My money - Gone! - every week to support welfare breeding cows. How the private sector wants to conduct legal business - Gone! How people want to spend their night out - Gone! How people want to eat - Gone! How people want to drink - Gone! How people want to do anything - GONE GONE GONE!

We are only allowed to do what the Depot allows us to do!

Today he issued another decree that all apartment building owners must send a list to the city of all the apartments in the building that "has smoking"...In other words "tell us who is smoking"...AKA the Nazi decree "tell us how many Jews are in your tenement".

And this is just the tip of the iceberg with this absolute freakin psychopath. A few months ago he wanted to ban booze! That's right, PROHIBITION! Oh yes, then he confiscated food donated to the homeless because he did not deem it "nutritious". Oh yes and if you miss paying a couple parking tickets from his traffic scams, say goodbye to your car which has happened to me TWICE already. That's right, your property is stolen by the city of New Yor because you were foolish to leave it parked in the street LEGALLY or what use to be legally.

Oh yes, and TERM LIMITS?? Forget about that! The Despot is able to do away with that and make himself RULER FOR LIFE! THIS IS WHAT YOU GET WHEN YOU VOTE FOR A LIBERAL POSING AS A REUBLICAN. ALWAYS CHECK OUT A CANDIDATES HISTORY! This a-hole was from Assachussets and I would have NEVER have voted for him if I knew that because like my Grandma use to tell me "Never trust a politician from Assachussets(which is how she use to pronounce it)"...My God, she was so right.

This is a real eyeview of what it likes in NYC. I am glad you are so enraged, and I think people are going to catch up with you eventually. I hadn't heard about a lot of these things, but I did hear about the food being banned from the homeless, without a single instance of it ever being tainted. That's defies not only logic but any sense of compassion or empathy. Maybe this time, New Yorkers will finally learn. :)

53 posted on 04/18/2012 1:18:45 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: EternalVigilance
Conservative Republicans like Levin are the Frog, Romney is the Scorpion.

A scorpion wanted to cross a river, so he asked the frog to carry him. The frog refused because the scorpion would sting him.

“That would not be logical,” explained the scorpion, “because if I sting you we will both drown.”

So the frog agreed to carry the scorpion.

Half way across, the frog felt a terrible pain - the scorpion had stung him.

“There is no logic in this,” exclaimed the frog, as he began to sink beneath the waves.

“I know,” replied the scorpion, “but I cannot help it - it is my character.”

Exactly, but after years of rants, and words and books about conservative principles and the feckless GOP establishment, why are they falling for it all again this time? That to me, is the question.

54 posted on 04/18/2012 1:22:10 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: LibFreeUSA
If one is to be so pure about 'conservatives' that it causes a label to be placed on Levin and Rush as "so-called conservatives", then one can dig up sufficient "quotes" and "positions" (on one called "Newt Gingrich") to make it laughable to state: "NEWT! The Last Conservative Standing."

Newt has been called on to give account for many of his non-conservative stances, and he has given account. Newt HAS NOT gone around the country seeking to help Mitt Romney look conservative, despite what he knows to be his politics and past history. Two different questions.

55 posted on 04/18/2012 1:25:39 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: pepsi_junkie
You missed the whole context. Levin introduced this notional speech with the point that Romney has not and maybe cannot make the case for free markets, liberty, capitalism, and freedom. Perhaps he doesn't believe it, but either way he has not made the case effectively. And Levin said if he can't, he will lose. So he suggested Romney start talking like this and gave this little speech. Hardly pimping Romney, basically the opposite.

You know, I would agree with you IF Romney believed all those things, had advocated and voted for all those conservative touchstones, and was just a poor communicator, then I could see Rush, Levin, Hannity everybody, trying to help a true conservative present himself and his ideas and principles in a better, more compelling way. I would urge everyone to help a true inarticulate conservative every way they could.

Only this is not that. This is giving a person without any conservative principles, who himself has called himself a progressive, giving him conservative talking points, hot buttons, and appearance for the sake of appearance. Just like romney "taking on" the media at Breitbart. Lame attempt that fell flat and short. If it doesn't come from inside, it isn't real.

56 posted on 04/18/2012 1:34:57 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

Your mayor got caught involved in illegal gun running in Virginia. If he ever comes here he has some real problems. Even the Democrat governor at the time warned him away.


57 posted on 04/18/2012 1:36:55 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: Houghton M.

AMEN!


58 posted on 04/18/2012 1:38:39 PM PDT by Paperdoll (On the cutting edge)
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To: ngat
I don’t agree with your prediction of how this thing plays out, nor was there a thing “ungracious” about the 2008 VP candidate weighing in and testing the water at any time or in any way, nor do you have the knowledge of what anybody else is doing in their own plan to stop the advance of progressivism whether implemented by Obama or Romney, to say what they are or aren’t doing is the same as voting for Obama.

However, your vanity post holds the key to understanding what Levin, Rush, Hannity, Beck, Bolling, Cavuto and Kudlow et al- all these allegedly free-market conservative talking heads who have gone for Romney and abandoned the field prematurely - they all have something in common that the founders of the country had - military experience - the founders having it in the French and Indian War and later during the Revolutionary war - and the alleged conservative talkers lacking any of it.

First, as far as Sarah, I am disappointed, and you are right to some degree. But I just think true conservatives should work with each other, and jump in when so much is at stake, and I feel like she had and has the opportunity to really help Newt. Though someone who understands this stuff better than I, told me last night, that I was erroneously layering the team concept, which is so prevalent in the military, onto politicians, and you can't do that. They are creatures of ego and individualism. So you may have something there.

RE:.. "nor do you have the knowledge of what anybody else is doing in their own plan to stop the advance of progressivism whether implemented by Obama or Romney, to say what they are or aren’t doing is the same as voting for Obama."

Yeah, now that you are totally correct on. I just get carried away. It FEELS that way to me, even though that doesn't make it any more reasonable - and I know it! :)

59 posted on 04/18/2012 1:43:27 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

Wild Geese ~ not “Flying Geese’.


60 posted on 04/18/2012 1:47:16 PM PDT by muawiyah (ue)
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To: ngat; muawiyah
However, your vanity post holds the key to understanding what Levin, Rush, Hannity, Beck, Bolling, Cavuto and Kudlow et al- all these allegedly free-market conservative talking heads who have gone for Romney and abandoned the field prematurely - they all have something in common that the founders of the country had - military experience - the founders having it in the French and Indian War and later during the Revolutionary war - and the alleged conservative talkers lacking any of it.

I don't know if you are scrolling through the thread but this Freeper says it more poignantly and clearly than me by a trillion:

"The First Patriots who carried General Washington across the Delaware, with his Army, to attack the Brits, never found anything too cold, too dark, or having too much ice.

They were naturally resistant to the cold, and their night vision was vastly improved over that of others, and as for ice, they could slide right along, ever upright.

They'd marched barefoot into Valley Forge ~ and they could have marched back up the way just as barefoot.

Their brothers, cousins, fathers and sons had fought bravely in the Wild Geese to protect Washington and his Army as they retreated from New York.

They never surrendered."

~muawiyah

61 posted on 04/18/2012 1:57:01 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

Is Mark Levin supporting Mitt Romney???


62 posted on 04/18/2012 2:06:37 PM PDT by OlagJohnson
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To: true believer forever

To think that Newt has any chance is nothing short of pure day-dreaming. His baggage is heavy enough to sink a fleet of Titanics, his Grand Canyon-type gender gap has only gotten wider, his “southern strategy” went up in smoke, he is polling in the single digits, so what he says or does is no longer relevant, and there is no media following him. He thrashes FoxNews and now says that CNN is more balanced. We no longer hear about the $2.50 gas/gallon or the permanent moon-based colonies within eight years and instead the news about Gingrich is about penguin bites.

Our task is to mitigate the damage, make sure we have a strong conservative VP, and hold Romney’s feet to the fire (especially as it relates to SCOTUS appointments) in case he beats Obama. Ths is what Sarah Palin and Levin are saying as well. Anybody but Obama.

Speaking of conscience, knocking down Santorum who won 11 states and 3 millon plus votes, clobbered Gingrich in the south, and had to quit for purely personal reasons to take care of a seriously ill daughter is pathetic.


63 posted on 04/18/2012 2:14:52 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: OlagJohnson
Is Mark Levin supporting Mitt Romney???

Yes, on the day Santorum quit he announced on his program that Newt couldn't beat Romney, and it was time for conservatives to pull out a victory for Mitt Romney".

64 posted on 04/18/2012 2:19:21 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Steelfish
Peddle it somewhere else... and make excuses for not supporting the Last Conservative Standing, you will have plenty of cowards to keep you company.

Santorum Explains Why He Quit: http://www.startribune.com/politics/147256685.html

That is just one of the things you have incorrect, only I won't bother pointing them out.

Can't waste anymore time on Santorum Supporters stuck in Newt Hate...

Ignore List, YOU.

65 posted on 04/18/2012 2:38:18 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Houghton M.
Levin is taking the small space left to us and doing what he can with it. He is not falling in line with the GOP establishment.

Voting for Romney isn't falling in line with the Republican establishment?

The establishment doesn't give a rat's behind how much conservatives complain so long as the Mark Levins of the world end up voting for whoever they put up.

There is no reason for the establishment to change for them to move to the right so long as conservatives will always buckle and support the Republican nominee.

66 posted on 04/18/2012 3:36:45 PM PDT by Kazan (Mitt Romney: The greater of two evils)
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To: true believer forever

67 posted on 04/18/2012 3:45:27 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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To: CodeToad

That’s some hot art, I Love IT!! And Thanks!! Will see that it gets a proper distribution...

GO NEWT!!


68 posted on 04/18/2012 7:24:11 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

I would love it if you did distribute freely. Thanks!


69 posted on 04/18/2012 7:32:28 PM PDT by CodeToad (If it ain't Newt, we're screwt !)
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To: true believer forever; All
Newt car walmart chalk

Walmart has Glass Chalk in all colors, all you do is write your message on your windows and ride Across America advertizing for Newt.

Better than bumper stickers, hopefully Walmart will sell out.

That is what they like to do.

Aren't there Walmart's All Across America? Go get yours today!

Mine will say: "Newt Across America" is Standing WITH You Newt!

                                           Honk or Wave if you agree!

 

ADVERTIZING FOR NEWT ACROSS AMERICA!


70 posted on 04/18/2012 10:19:31 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: true believer forever

You know what else he’s trying to do now? Ban cars altogether and have everyone ride bikes. Why? Because he’s a fanatical believer in the global warming hoax. So now just about every street has been split in half - one half for bikes one half for cars which has made traffic twice as worse. Everday millions of people go through hell trying to get to work. And how many use those bike lanes? NOBODY maybe 2 or 3 people every hour which includes bike messengers and food delivery guys. Meanwhile on the other half of the street, trucks, taxis, buses, cars are all crammed together bumper to bumper moving 2 MPH for miles on end. It’s so freakin’ absurd it’s not funny. Everyday ambulances, firetrucks, cops go through hell on earth trying to respond to emergencies. Once I saw an ambulance stuck on Broadway for FORTY FIVE minutes in ONE spot unable to move! And if their patient died guess who the Despot blames? The ambulance drivers which he has done twice already! NOBODY wanted these bike lanes, there were even protests held, but like what I said before: We live under a Depotism and what the Despot wants the Despot gets.


71 posted on 04/18/2012 10:48:55 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Someday our schools will teach the difference between lose and loose.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
You know what else he’s trying to do now? Ban cars altogether and have everyone ride bikes. Why? Because he’s a fanatical believer in the global warming hoax. So now just about every street has been split in half - one half for bikes one half for cars which has made traffic twice as worse.

Everday millions of people go through hell trying to get to work. And how many use those bike lanes? NOBODY maybe 2 or 3 people every hour which includes bike messengers and food delivery guys. Meanwhile on the other half of the street, trucks, taxis, buses, cars are all crammed together bumper to bumper moving 2 MPH for miles on end. It’s so freakin’ absurd it’s not funny.

Everyday ambulances, firetrucks, cops go through hell on earth trying to respond to emergencies. Once I saw an ambulance stuck on Broadway for FORTY FIVE minutes in ONE spot unable to move! And if their patient died guess who the Despot blames? The ambulance drivers which he has done twice already! NOBODY wanted these bike lanes, there were even protests held, but like what I said before: We live under a Depotism and what the Despot wants the Despot gets.

I have a question, if you get a decent mayor, can any of this be undone? I mean it sort of sounds like what's being done to the country, and no one is quite sure how much of that can be undone...

If you live in Manhattan, take heart - my favorite favorite city - and almost worth the hassle!

72 posted on 04/19/2012 9:17:19 PM PDT by true believer forever (GO NEWT! On to Tampa - hang tight - we can do this!!)
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To: Houghton M.
Levin has made it abundantly clear that he has little use for Romney. He doesn’t think we can survive four more years of Obama. So he is taking deliberate, intelligent steps to try to avoid that.

If Mark Levin was a Freeper, he would been zotted by now. But he is trying to get rid of Obama, just like the rest of us out here who love our country.

73 posted on 04/19/2012 9:27:53 PM PDT by Semper911 (When you want to rob Peter to pay Paul, you'll always have the support of Paul.)
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To: true believer forever

Yes it’s a great city but just don’t live here or try to run a small business because the Despot will make it hell on earth for you. Remember when the OWS protestors where camped out near Wall street and the Despot was allowing them to trash small mom and pop stores around the area withoout any of them getting arrested? That’s what the Despot thinks of the small business owner. And forget about opening a business dealing with food. The Despot now demands letter ratings be placed in the windows depending on how much you pay off the “health inspector”. Pay enough and you get a letter A in your window meaning the food is quality. Pay too little and you get a C which means your food is sh*t which makes customers stay away. In other words he once again copies Nazi Germany with the Star of David in windows of Jews only he uses letters if you do not kowtow to the Despot. He does all this because he wants to control what eople eat which is why there are less and less food places and more and more high end fashion stores taking it’s place. And to answer your question if all of this can be undone, I doubt it especially being that he has declared himself Despot for life.


74 posted on 04/19/2012 10:08:43 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (From the dough tree we get donuts.)
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To: ngat

I listen to Levin too, and he he raised the white flag about four months early.

False. He backed Santorum to the day Santorum withdrew.


75 posted on 04/20/2012 10:05:38 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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To: Houghton M.

Not false.

Levin dumped on Gingrich and started giving campaign advice over the radio to Romney the very day Santorum dropped out.

It’s about (actually a little less than) four months to the convention.


76 posted on 04/20/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by ngat
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To: Semper911

He was a Freeper. He doesn’t post here anymore.


77 posted on 04/20/2012 1:52:54 PM PDT by Pan_Yans Wife ("For the sake of our party we must stand united, whoever our nominee is."-Sarah Palin)
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