Skip to comments.Romney gaining conservatives' support, if not their hearts
Posted on 04/22/2012 7:06:08 AM PDT by Innovative
Mitt Romney was not his first choice for president, but conservative political activist Scott Magill has come to accept that Romney is now his only choice. So Magill is looking for reasons to get jazzed about the candidate he once dismissed.
His list so far: Romney is a Republican who would sign into law legislation passed by a GOP-led House. Romney has started to hit the right talking points. If elected, Romney would have to listen to the conservative base - or risk its wrath at reelection time.
Also, and perhaps most important, Romney is not Barack Obama.
The conservative base appears to be warming to Romney, according to a Washington Post-ABC News poll conducted after Santorum's exit, which found that about 80 percent of conservative Republicans hold favorable views of Romney - a record percentage for the candidate.
Santorum's withdrawal from the field has opened the door for many groups that had been uncomfortable with his candidacy to embrace Romney, including the National Right to Life; the Susan B. Anthony List; National Organization for Marriage, which opposes same-sex marriage.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
No. It's another attempt to create a Romney-friendly desired reality or outcome.
That analogy isn’t even close to what is happening. It’s the pubs looking for a handout, not me. As much as they want to sell it that I need them - I don’t. I’m not starving. I’m full up to my forehead with the bullsh!t the demopubs are so used to shoveling. If they want my vote they can serve up a candidate that is a real Conservative.
To keep with the theme of your analogy - “Please, Sir, may I have some more gruel?” - isn’t a line I’ll be using anymore.
You're promoting the same lie Romney and the democrates are promoting...that's just nonesense. Getting tired of Romneybots spreading their "stuff" on Fr.
Romney will go with whatever flow benifits himself in order to gain the Presidency he has sought...and to vindicate his papa's loss. He's spent more than 8 yrs. running for this ring and will bend whatever direction he needs to to get there....and flip his nose at the voters who believed him after he gains it.
Romney isn’t receiving MY support, but I am hoping that I am wrong about his RINO tendencies... but in my heart I know that I am right.
But I would never be happier to be wrong about something than this.
Romney if elected would be the most liberal Republican President since Nixon.
Romney makes W look like a hard right conservative by comparison, that's how far left Romney is.
The nomination process is NOT over and and the above article and your tactic of “support Romney now or you support obama” are a Romney tactic to deprive and fragment support from Romney’s challengers. I’ll not be counted as supporting Romney or obama. I support Newt, IF Newt decides he’s out AND Romney has a FIRM LOCK on the 1144 delegates then I will look at ALL alternatives and make my descision. Until then my goal is to support Newt. My secondary goal would be to see Romney denied the nomination. I don’t believe Romney can beat obama and a vote for Romney is a vote for obama.
seems someone is scrubbing my pics of Romney off of tinypic O.O I didn’t know they could do that :p
I'm fast getting to the point I don't care how long someones been a Freeper...if they are promoting Romney I will treat them like a Progressive....they cannot and have not justified their leaving conservative principles...they 've only clearly shown they've been baited and had!
Newt is now history. He was never a serious candidate after he got clobbered in Florida. His only claim to fame is that by not quitting early, he paved the way for Santorum to lose to Romney in MI and OH, and he has now given us Romney. Obama MUST be defeated. We can’t have Obama shape SCOTUS and the federal judiciary long after he’s gone. The primary season is now over. Get over it. While gays and Hollywood, NARAL, Planned Parenthood, SEIU, NEA; GLBT, march to the polls to vote for Obama, many of us will be voting against him. The country comes first.
.... Ill not be counted as supporting Romney or obama. I support Newt,.... IF Newt decides hes out AND Romney has a FIRM LOCK on the 1144 delegates then I will look at ALL alternatives and make my descision...... Until then my goal is to support Newt....... My secondary goal would be to see Romney denied the nomination."
Guess I’ll have to register at Imageshack >.<
So in your twisted mind you somehow imagine there’s a blank line on your ballot that you can write in your’re voting for Romney because? No such thing as a vote against.
When we vote for a candidate, we are voting not just for a person, but for that persons platform.......Ballots simply do not contain room for voters to indicate why thy have chosen a particular candidate. ..it therefore will always be “for” the candidate and all which he stands for.
Romney nor Obama care one iotta what your reasoning is...as long as you vote for them it is determined a “FOR” vote..it is counted as a “for”...it is deemed so by the parties...and by the electorate and delegates.
You can color it anyway you wish...but you are voting “For Romney which also means you have left behind your conservative principles in order to do that...and have played into the GOP/Romney/Obama set up.
Romney can’t beat obama and when the nomination process is ended and if Romney is nominated the election will be over.
Yours is the twisted logic. Voting determines outcomes. It’s not about “for” or “against” like choosing a personal choice for business or marriage. When you know that a second-term Obama can ruin your country forever, you don’t stay at home and still call yourself a patriot. You do your best to prevent this coming catastrophe.
“Somebody needs to explain to me how all the anti-Romney diatribes this site produces will get rid of Obama this fall.”
Perhaps someone should explain to you that this is a conservative site. Not a site for whoring out your conservative principles for a gun grabbing, pro-abortion socialist just because he has an R behind his name.
The problem is you only see Romney's mask and what he says...and we know he's a liar which somehow in you're thinking you "believe" what he says.
Romney is very much a Globalist to the degree it would make others small by comparrison....one does not have to be a Communist to push our nation into the Globilist 'agenda'...which is a "Socialist Agenda".
So for you to say Romney is distant from Obam is pointless....all heads are pointed to the Globalist Agenda...which means, aside from our military, America must be weakened....Romney will push this just as much if not more as he has the connections via his churches leadership on an International scale as well as in this nation...Just who do you think, other than the usual characters, are supporting and doing Romneys bidding to get him to the Presidency? and that funneling monies on an International scale?
Romney will not do less than Obama in pushing this country downward....he'll simply ride it and wave as it falls, and point the finger at everyone but himself...he'll do nothing to stop it, though he may slow areas down for positioning on the International stage, and present it as a victory for the American people...but it will be deceptive in every way....and he has proved he's a man of deceit.
Remember it was Judas who betrayed Christ with a Kiss...
Now apparently you're listening to the media's determination, and Romneys that he's won...can you not see the deception? ...Make people think it's over and declare oneself the winner, repeat it many times and they'll believe the lie...just as is happening...so are you also throwing in the towel because they say so..are you believing the lie?
I don’t know why it would be brazen...someone had asked me for a link...I provided one. I have enough dislike for the democrat party platform that I will not in any way help them to stay in power...it is that simple for me.
I personally do not believe Romney is a liberal, but even if he were I would prefer him over democrats. A liberal Republican helps to solidify the mainstream towards the right...when it is just a democrat we take what we can get...once it is Republican...we move it to the right. Won’t work otherwise, think about it.
NO to Socialist Slick Willard !
People who think Romney is okay, not that bad etc are exactly like people who voted for 0bama believing the campaign ads and shuck/n/jive. About “bringing the country together” and crap like that. The hardcore leftists of course still like 0bmaa but a lot of fools who voted for him are now horrified.
Romney the history and records, and Romney the ads and current public persona are two entirely different animals.
“I have enough dislike for the democrat party platform that I will not in any way help them to stay in power...it is that simple for me.”
If you like Romney’s record...you like the Democrats platform.
“I personally do not believe Romney is a liberal, but even if he were I would prefer him over democrats. A liberal Republican helps to solidify the mainstream towards the right...”
Clearly you are on the wrong site. This is a place for conservatives...not liberal Republican enablers. It is also not a place to try to recruit others to become Romneywhores.
“Say you are starving and you only have a choice between hamburger or chicken. Are you going to starve to death, because you decided that you will only eat filet mignon?”
I would be in real trouble...I am Vegan! :)
You're also being deceptive by stating "you don't stay at home".... you're grasping at straws.... So quite using your lie as a talking point, which only evidences you're on the wrong side of the equation here on FR.
We all are doing our best to see the right candidate is elected...neither Romney nor Obama is the right one in the general....and we all know that..it's no secret...... Rather they are pushed upon this nations people....I am of those who are pushing back....I will not Yield to either parties agendas to take this nation into the Globalists agenda , which is 'Socialist'.
I will vote for the conservative running...Newt Gingrich...if we loose this to Romney it will be the fault of those who yielded to the Romney/Obama propaganda and had zip-zero discernment of the game being played let alone the candidates.
Just as Obama won out of the great ignorance and stupidity of the people...so too will Romney voters usher Obama into 4 more years....."shame " should be central to those who are not supporting our conservative candidate ,Newt Gingrich, who remains in the race...utter and absolute shame.
Keep your eye on the prizes, FReepers. Retake the White House, keep the House, gain control of the Senate and elect as many Rs as possible all down the ballot.
Bashing our presidential nominee doesn’t help in any of those endeavors.
“Retake the White House, keep the House, gain control of the Senate and elect as many Rs as possible all down the ballot.”
What good does it do to elect R’s that aren’t conservatives?
Yes they are, they just want us to "believe" they couldn't possibly be that deceived. It's an ego thing...especially for those who think they have intellect to argue their position.....there is no arguing it....
You cannot hold to the very basics of conservatisim and vote with a clear conscious for Romney without formulating the nonesense arguments we see here on the threads.
They've sincerely and truly crossed the aisle when we still have conservatives running the race who can and would take on Obama...and win!
Fools hardly says enough.....these so called Freepers are throwing the Primary race to Romney by "Choice"....not by reason...not even close.
Willard isn’t a liberal. He’s an outright Socialist.
Before you go on using terms like “deceptive” etc, get yourself an education in Politics 101. By your logic, Mark Levin, Rush Limbaugh; Laura Ingraham, and even Sarah Palin who have emphasized that they’d vote against Obama, and yes, including Gingrich, have all yielded to “Romney/Obama propaganda.” To make such a stupid conclusion is worse that being dumb as door knobs. We have a looming catastrophe on our hands, a second term Obama, and you’d write in Gingrich even as he’d be voting for Romney, not as a vote for Romney, but to insure that we prevent a repeat of Obama. By voting Gingrich, you may as well vote for a rock. For the 100th time, Gingrich is gone, kaput, over. What Gingrich does, says, showers, appears, bathes, or the perfume he wears, or his polling in Delaware or Timbuktu, or his preference for open marriages, amnesty for grandmothers, or permanent moon-based colonies within eight years; or pie-in-the sky $2.50 gallon gas or Nancy Pelosi park bench friend of global warming, all of this is now of absolutely no consequence at this point in time. He did enough damage by preventing Santorum wins in MI and OH and perhaps even WI. We don’t take primary battles to the general. If you don’t accept my word, then take Palin, Leven, or Rush’s word for it. You need to call off this idiocy.
What? ...I dont see a delegate count proclaiming a Romney win....he hasn't won anything.... How deceptive can you get when you carry the water of the media and promote it here on FR?
You speak out of both sides of your mouth ...Romney is not my Presidential Nominee....nor will he be if he does indeed cross the line.
Newt is still running and I will vote for Him this next week....I will not vote Romney in the General if he wins...never!
What are Reality's plans on DADT? Can you answer that?
Romney cant win because he is a Mormon flip-flopper who has supported choice through paying for abortions in Romneycare. He flip-flops according to the issue, the people or organization he is talking with in other words he lies just like Obama lies.
“Clearly you are on the wrong site. This is a place for conservatives...not liberal Republican enablers. It is also not a place to try to recruit others to become Romneywhores.”
Let me tell you and any other of the phony gutless quasi conservatives on this site who have treated me with the same disrespect you have.
I have been to numerous Tea Party protests...including the very large one in DC and the second one just before the so called Health Care bill was passed. Folks like you were “too busy” to attend most Tea Party protests, I remember seeing excuses from “I have to work” to “I have family plans” that day.
I have been a political activist for about forty years and have been willing to put my safety and future on the line for freedom...bet most of you haven’t.
I truly get sick to my stomach with people like you telling me I am not a conservative. I minored in economics...learned enough to make millions of dollars investing because I understand economics and business. That is why I KNOW that we have not been suffering from inflation as most of the idiots here believe. Gold prices have moved up primarily from supply and demand factors unrelated to money supply. Indeed, our biggest economic threat the last few years was from deflation. Put that in your lemming pipe and smoke it bub.
I also have the intellect to understand strategy and the tactic presented of elect Obama over Romney is insane. It is misguided because you underestimate the threat this country is under. America was killed fool, it was not killed by Republicans other than their tendency to ignore the depth of the threat and invasion from within...just like you. We are not a free nation, we are ruled over at this point by tyrants who pretend to be benevolent only because they have not consolidated their power.
The way our government is structured and the reality of a two party system only allows us to peacefully remove a party from power via elections. It is the democrat party that is our problem...our most severe threat or danger to our way of life. Indeed, probably to our and our children’s life.
Now, what about that option of violent take over. There are maybe 2% here who would give up their comfortable lives for freedom. They will sit and complain as you do, but when it gets down to it, we are too comfortable with our lives to risk them...even if when we lost our freedom. So, our choice is clear...do we help the democrats remain in the Presidency out of moral outrage? Do you really think that one can equivocate the danger to us between Obama and Romney being President?
Not having any kind of Republican in the Presidency offers the hope that should we simply elect a Republican all the problems will go away...the false hope scenario. Electing even a liberal Republican will remove that false hope and replace it with anger for liberalism in general, no matter which party. We have made great strides already, but we do not have the numbers yet and need to win over the hearts and minds of more. The democrats understand how far from our constitution they have taken this nation, that their intent to kill freedom is already mostly accomplished. They simply need to remain in power to be able to consolidate this power to hold onto their “gains”. For them to do that they need every branch of government and their bureaucratic regulatory institutions and their unions. We need to deprive them of whatever we can at every turn. Electing Romney is a step away from democrat party power, that makes it good enough at this time for me.
gaining losing conservatives' support, if not their hearts as well as their pocketbooks.
Well said, sir!
Willard is a Socialist. A fraud. A cheat. A pathological liar. He is no Conservative and is no more a Republican than Emperor Zero.
I will not vote for or support a fricken abortionist, homosexualist, gun grabbing, liberal judge appointing, amnesty pushing, global warming hoax pushing, bailout pushing, stimulus pushing, statist, fascist, socialist, mandate loving, constitution trampling, liberty killing, tyrant. Have no idea if he actually hates America, but he has absolutely zero respect for our founding principles, our inalienable rights our individual sovereignty or our Liberty!! Jim Robinson, 4/17/2012
"Romney has a record? What record? Huh?"
Here is one paragraph from the Republican platform:
The all-volunteer force has been a success. We oppose reinstituting the draft, whether directly or through compulsory national service. We support the advancement of women in the military and their exemption from ground combat units. Military priorities and mission must determine personnel policies. Esprit and cohesion are necessary for military effectiveness and success on the battlefield. To protect our servicemen and women and ensure that America's Armed Forces remain the best in the world, we affirm the timelessness of those values, the benefits of traditional military culture, and the incompatibility of homosexuality with military service.
Does your reality RINO now support this part platform today?
It will be interesting to see how the RINO's attempt to change the platform. I, and I am sure many, will be watching what they actually do, versus what they say. Reality my ass!!!!!
Lets FReep this poll, guys!
If elections were today who would you vote for?
Gutless conservatives whore themselves out for Romney...just like how he whores himself out votes.
Wow...a minor in economics....how is that even relevant? Ha ha ha. Shouldn’t you be off making your millions? Ha ha ha.
Look this isn’t a Republican cheerleader site. People here don’t just toe for someone because they have an R behind their name. Most people pride themselves on being principled conservatives. This is conservative site.
You came on FR posting links to RINOmny’s website, imploring people to believe he is a conservative. That is the equivalent of trying to sell dog turds with a nice lemon butter sauce and expecting FR readers to think its filet mignon.
If you want to support a gun grabbing turd like Romney ...go ahead. Pretend you are a conservative as you pull the lever for the architect of socialized healthcare in America...if that makes you feel good.
Just don’t come on this site trying to cram your pro abortion empty suit on conservatives.
“Electing Romney is a step away from democrat party power, that makes it good enough at this time for me.”
Answer this simple question, by a simple answer. Yes or No would suffice:
Was Romney’s election as governor of Massachusetts “a step away from democrat party power” there, YES or NO?
So, what you are saying is you are just another gutless lemming paving the way for the democrat party while pretending you are principled and smart? What a joke...
Bet you don’t have much going on with your life other than this empty feeling of superiority with nonsensical illogical delusions of what you think is principled and conservative.
I do have empathy for you, but for others here I cannot show too much of that because you so willingly put yourself in a position that deserves ridicule and scorn.
“Answer this simple question, by a simple answer. Yes or No would suffice:
Was Romneys election as governor of Massachusetts a step away from democrat party power there, YES or NO?”
Please forgive me for not falling into your unreasonable thinking...Romney was elected governor of Massachusetts, but Massachusetts is not anything like the demographics of the rest of the nation. Was Reagan elected governor of California? Is California conservative? But, I think we will all agree that Reagan influenced a growth in conservatism, even though he did liberal things as governor...
Listen, troll... stop pimping Socialist Willard on this website. Ya dig ?
I’m not the one voting for the pro gun control, pro abortion, pro global warming, pro socialized medicine, empty suit Romney.
I’d say that proclaiming you are a “principled conservative” then voting for anyone with an R behind their name, knowing their record...makes that person a “gutless lemming”.
Ha ha! Ridicule and scorn from a Romneybot! That’s my favorite kind! Being attacked by Romneybot professing to be a “severe conservatives” is the best! Ha ha!
That and a minor in economics will buy you a RINOmny sign for your front yard!
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