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Romney gaining conservatives' support, if not their hearts
Washington Post ^ | apr 19, 2012 | Rosalind S. Helderman and Sandhya Somashekhar

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.

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KEYWORDS: 2012endorsement; backstabberromney; benedictromney; conservatives; conservativevote; elections; obama; romney; romney2012; romneyantiteaparty; romneysucks; stenchofromney
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To: Innovative

I plan to vote for Virgil Goode.


51 posted on 04/22/2012 7:46:29 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Wpin
Romney is neither a real Republican nor a Conservative.

You must have been asleep.

52 posted on 04/22/2012 7:49:45 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LibFreeUSA
I AM NOT a ‘ROMNEY SUPPORTER’. I AM AN ‘OBAMA OPPONENT’.

Then you vote for the pandering blue blood from Mass. From my perspective neither are acceptable. Both are liberals. Neither gets my vote.

I hear the now that Portman is all the rage. Yes, we need a safe selection that will satisfy the mushy middle. NOT!!

At some point we need to stand up and fight. If not now then when?

53 posted on 04/22/2012 7:51:24 AM PDT by EagleInGA
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To: Wpin
"It amazes me how many obama supporters there are on Free Republic! Wrapping themselves up in some delusional “rational” that Romney is not a conservative and that he is a liberal. Sounds like the brainwashing of the democrat party is alive and well here!"

You really shouldn't be drinking on a Sunday morning.

Romney is an abortion-enabling, sodomite-supporting, gun-banning, global-warming believing,tax-raising LIBERAL. Also, he walks like a gay duck.

54 posted on 04/22/2012 7:56:22 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Innovative

( If elected, Romney would have to listen to the conservative base - or risk its wrath at reelection time.)

If he wasn’t willing to listen to us to get elected the first time, why in the world would he listen to us as with all the advantages of being the incumbent president (very little likelihood of being challenged in the primary).


55 posted on 04/22/2012 7:57:25 AM PDT by winner3000 (ss)
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To: dfwgator

If he’s on my ballot, I’ll vote for Goode as well.

Its no more a wasted vote than voting for Romney.


56 posted on 04/22/2012 7:57:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: KC_Lion
Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost, while an appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last, i.e. Romney turning (whats left) of the GOP into a Center-Left party.

I don 't give a tinkers damn about the pubbie party and whether is is center left or center right.

I do care about the United States of America, our Constitution and the keeper thereof.

If you really believe that obama and romney will treat the vows that they take to protect and defend The Constitution of the United States of America, exactly the same, there is no point in discussing any further.

If I believed that, I'd agree with you, but I see a very large divide between the character of obama and romney, one is an American, the other is a communist, and if you think they are the same, then ...

57 posted on 04/22/2012 8:00:52 AM PDT by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorists savages.)
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To: winner3000
If he wasn’t willing to listen to us to get elected the first time, why in the world would he listen to us as with all the advantages of being the incumbent president (very little likelihood of being challenged in the primary).

I would go so far as to say that there is zero chance of him facing a primary challenger. Romney is nothing more than the GOP's last ditch attempt at crushing conservatives.
58 posted on 04/22/2012 8:02:58 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Diogenesis

Obomney


59 posted on 04/22/2012 8:02:58 AM PDT by newfreep (Breitbart sent me...)
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To: Innovative
I'm expecting him to come up with a RINO VP and really prove how obtuse he is!

Outside of Massachusetts Romney is on foreign territory and doesn't speak a common language.

60 posted on 04/22/2012 8:07:23 AM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: USS Alaska
"whether is is center left or center right."

Well You should because Leftism is goal! To them it doesn't matter if say Government healthcare is passed by an "R" or "D" as long as it gets done (romneycare comes to mind)

Romney is going to pull the GOP to the left and tell Conservatives to **** off, he run Massachusetts like a Democrat, Appointed Democrats to the bench and has supported Democrats.

But if you insist no Romney and Obama are no the same, Obama is a foreign Manchurian Candidate While Romney is the Democrats Manchurian Candidate for us. Both are Political Apparatchiks who's only goal is Statism.

61 posted on 04/22/2012 8:08:20 AM PDT by KC_Lion (I will NEVER vote for Romney, the GOP will go the way of the Whigs if they nominate him)
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To: muawiyah

If he gets in and commits treason like our most recent Congresses and Presidents, we can make a bi-partisan impeachment demand from “both sides of the aisle” like our Rino pals do. :)

They will like us helping to get something big done in DC for a change./s/


62 posted on 04/22/2012 8:08:21 AM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: GenXteacher
Your tag line is power. Wish the pres would read it. n/s
63 posted on 04/22/2012 8:09:21 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

How about DREAM Act supporter Rubio. That would be the perfect ticket.

Two empty suits panderers pretending to be conservatives.


64 posted on 04/22/2012 8:10:08 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Wpin

You trust the BS on the candidate’s website? If you do, I have some prime swamp land on an earthquake fault to sell you.

Try doing some actual research into his record.

Leopards do not change their spots.


65 posted on 04/22/2012 8:11:18 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: CatherineofAragon

“Also, he walks like a gay duck.”

It’s odd that you should mention that but he does walk like he’s got a corn-cob stuck up his butt. Of course, if that was the only disqualifier, I could overlook it!


66 posted on 04/22/2012 8:12:13 AM PDT by old school
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To: cameraeye

Credit Winston Churchill with that- he was describing Britain and France appeasing Hitler.


67 posted on 04/22/2012 8:14:41 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Innovative
he has my support, not my heart, and I will vote for him no question about it, even though I do not give up my right to criticize him endlessly afterwards....

but in no way, shape or form will I do anything to reelect that dictator who's there now....

68 posted on 04/22/2012 8:16:22 AM PDT by cherry
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To: Bikkuri

Listening yesterday to a cafe full of people, on TV was Fox News. They were talking about SS Gate, and I just happened to mention,
“Wonder what they do in DC?” Let me tell you , it got fun, even as I was leaving. What I did hear is that no one in that room wanted Barry!


69 posted on 04/22/2012 8:17:05 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: GenXteacher
Looks like we are stuck with Mittens....We need to get a more conservative senate...I will send some money to Hatches opponent ...Larry Kudow had an interview with Mittens and he sounded pretty good...cutting department and cutting government in general...I will believe that when I see it.. Even Reagan could not do it
70 posted on 04/22/2012 8:20:51 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Innovative
Rosalind S. Helderman and Sandhya Somashekhar

Minor league propagandists with jewish/pakistani sounding names.

.Goebels their hero wound up in a bad spot when it hit the fan.

71 posted on 04/22/2012 8:21:26 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: Whats-wrong-with-the-truth
Tuesday is our turn in South NE. I will hope against hope but I'm sure most of the Repuds will stay home. But the Tea Party won't! Semper Fi
72 posted on 04/22/2012 8:21:27 AM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: cherry

When you vote for it, you own it.

Take responsibility for your vote... It wasn’t given to you for free.


73 posted on 04/22/2012 8:22:01 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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All contributions are for the Current Quarter Expenses.


74 posted on 04/22/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93)
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To: Innovative

He wishes. Ain’t gonna happen.

Santorum 2012


75 posted on 04/22/2012 8:38:26 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: vmivol00; All

“Conservatives are not warming towards Romney.

Here is what it says (from another article):

“A record high of 69 percent of Republicans, including 80 percent of conservatives, hold favorable views of Romney, the poll showed.”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/04/17/us-usa-campaign-romney-idUSBRE83G1GN20120417


76 posted on 04/22/2012 8:39:37 AM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Bikkuri

Now why don’t you post a comparison of Newt’s chances of beating Obama vs. Romney’s chances.


77 posted on 04/22/2012 8:41:21 AM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Innovative
“A record high of 69 percent of Republicans, including 80 percent of conservatives, hold favorable views of Romney, the poll showed.”

And 72% of all statistics are made up on the spot.

78 posted on 04/22/2012 8:41:48 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: Innovative

If this poll is to be believed, someone’s jerking their chains!


79 posted on 04/22/2012 8:43:54 AM PDT by old school
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To: APatientMan; Wpin

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?


80 posted on 04/22/2012 8:44:18 AM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: newfreep





81 posted on 04/22/2012 8:45:59 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: KC_Lion
The blueblood oligarch "Republican" Washingtonians are no different than Communist "Democrat" Washingtonians.

DC apparatchiks who steal our money at gunpoint, skim off the top for themselves and their friends, and then redistribute it in exchange for votes.

Anybody who thinks this is going to be stopped via the electoral process is insane.

The US Federal Government post Civil War has turned into a criminal enterprise run by lawyers and bureaucrats for their own perpetual enrichment at the expense of the productive class.

It has also ceased to be a representative Republic and has turned into a sure to fail Democracy.

The Founders didn't put a right to vote into the Constitution for a very simple reason; they didn't want imbeciles, those under 21, and lazy parasites to be enfranchised, in fact warned against it, leaving the States to determine who could cast ballots.

Doesn't have to be blood in the streets , the military can fire every single one of these clowns and start from scratch.

Provisional military government for 6 months, then new elections for all congressional seats and the WH, incumbents need not apply, strict term limits.

Only tax paying citizens and veterans are enfranchised in the new Republic.

The Republic can be be reset with all Amendments other then the original Bill of Rights repealed.

“Dueling” legalized within Washington DC limits.

Problem solved

The franchise must be limited and determined by the states.

Incorporate term limits and rotate the Capital amongst the States.

"Democracies have been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their death." James Madison

Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. John Adams: letter to John Taylor, April 15, 1814

The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those who are willing to work and give to those who would not.:Thomas Jefferson


82 posted on 04/22/2012 8:46:24 AM PDT by Rome2000 (Rick Santorum -Mission Accomplished)
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To: cripplecreek

Exactly.

This electorate, when presented with the “choice” of cool, black rock-star Obama, vs. the buttoned-down, stiff white version, they`ll opt for the rock star who gives them tingles.

Romney hasn`t a snowflake`s chance in hell of winning in November.

Virgil Goode of the Constitution Party gets my vote over Obama`s white brother.


83 posted on 04/22/2012 8:55:07 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A single drop of American blood for muslims is one drop too many!)
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To: old school

Oh, absolutely-—if Romney was a conservative, I wouldn’t care either. As it is, though, that walk just stuck out to me every time he came onstage at the debates. It just kind of puts the disgusting cherry on top of the revulsion I feel for him, LOL.


84 posted on 04/22/2012 8:56:21 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: EagleInGA; LibFreeUSA

“At some point we need to stand up and fight. If not now then when?’

How is re-electing Obama considered “standing up and fighting”?

What do you think will be left of the US after another Obama term, where he won’t have to worry about even pretending to be a moderate?

Just remember what Obama told Medvedev:

“after my election I will have more flexibility.”

and he isn’t just doing it in foreign policy.

I agree with LibFreeUSA:

“AM NOT a ‘ROMNEY SUPPORTER’. I AM AN ‘OBAMA OPPONENT’.”

Anyone living in reality can see that we’ll have either Obama or Romney as president for the next four years. The primary is basically over — all the non-Romney candidates our out. Romney was certainly not anywhere near the top on my list of Republican candidates, but now we need to face reality and while bashing Romney may feel good, our choice in the fall is Obama or Romney. The US can’t afford four more years of Obama, when nothing will constrain him.

As I said in a previous post: if you ONLY have a choice between hamburger and chicken, are you going to hold out and starve to death, because you will refuse to eat anything but filet mignon?


85 posted on 04/22/2012 8:57:12 AM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Innovative

That article gets its source from the same ABC-Washington Post poll. The author’s profile also indicates he is part of the Washington establishment (20 years in Washington working for Reuters....) So he’s a Romney shill.


86 posted on 04/22/2012 8:58:21 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Innovative

You stealth rominyites find more innovative ways to push your lying scumbag every day! Wow, what will you folks think of next to try and establish Milt’s inevitability? Disgusting


87 posted on 04/22/2012 8:58:51 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Innovative
Oh, I almost forgot....








Maybe a double... we'll see
88 posted on 04/22/2012 8:59:33 AM PDT by Bikkuri
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To: Innovative
"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?"

Not really accurate. The truth is, we ARE starving, but we're faced with a choice between rat poison and antifreeze. Both are unthinkable, to me, at least. At this point, I would be HAPPY with hamburger.

89 posted on 04/22/2012 9:01:01 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: GenXteacher

“That article gets its source from the same ABC-Washington Post poll. The author’s profile also indicates he is part of the Washington establishment (20 years in Washington working for Reuters....) So he’s a Romney shill.”

Considering that the MSM is a strong Obama supporter, what is their motivation for printing a positive article about Romney?


90 posted on 04/22/2012 9:04:29 AM PDT by Innovative (Weakness is provocative.)
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To: Innovative

91 posted on 04/22/2012 9:06:46 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney's role, if elected, is to consolidate Obama's socialist gains.)
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To: Innovative

“As I said in a previous post: if you ONLY have a choice between hamburger and chicken, are you going to hold out and starve to death, because you will refuse to eat anything but filet mignon?”

No one is responding to this line because it is quite possibly the stupidest analogy I have read yet.

Romney and Obama are both socialists. They both support gun control, global warming, gay marriage, etc.

This is like voting in the Democratic primary. If Romney is the nominee, I will vote my conscience and principles. I’m a conservative first.

FUMR!


92 posted on 04/22/2012 9:07:52 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Innovative

“Considering that the MSM is a strong Obama supporter, what is their motivation for printing a positive article about Romney?”

Liberals and Romneybots are giddy at the idea of RINOmny being the nominee. He will make Mondale look like a winner.


93 posted on 04/22/2012 9:10:04 AM PDT by vmivol00 (I won't be reconstructed.)
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To: Innovative
Considering that the MSM is a strong Obama supporter, what is their motivation for printing a positive article about Romney?

Too easy.

Birds of a feather flock together.


94 posted on 04/22/2012 9:10:42 AM PDT by EternalVigilance (Romney's role, if elected, is to consolidate Obama's socialist gains.)
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To: Hojczyk

“Even Reagan could not do it”

I find it doubtful Mitt Romney would try, or is inclined to, based on his actions.


95 posted on 04/22/2012 9:14:38 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: Innovative

Because, just like typical liars, they want to establish Milt so they can destroy him for their affirmative action little barry bastard liar-in-chief. And you’re helping them, fool!


96 posted on 04/22/2012 9:19:13 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Innovative

“Considering that the MSM is a strong Obama supporter, what is their motivation for printing a positive article about Romney?”

That would be: getting Romney the nomination, so the Republican party moves to the left, guaranteeing either socialism (Romney victory) or Communism (Obama victory). The MSM is following its directions:

http://www.uhuh.com/nwo/communism/comgoals.htm
15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.


97 posted on 04/22/2012 9:21:15 AM PDT by GenXteacher (You have chosen dishonor to avoid war; you shall have war also.)
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To: basil

Ditto


98 posted on 04/22/2012 9:26:23 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Innovative

Somebody needs to explain to me how all the anti-Romney diatribes this site produces will get rid of Obama this fall.


99 posted on 04/22/2012 9:28:33 AM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: Innovative; onyx

Why are you promoting Romney as a thread on FR? The only “reality” you’re promoting is the one the media is...so are you carrying their water for them?


100 posted on 04/22/2012 9:29:21 AM PDT by caww
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