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Romney rejects using the Rev. Jeremiah Wright against Obama
yahoo ^ | May 17, 2012 | Holly Bailey

Posted on 05/17/2012 11:21:21 AM PDT by Mozilla

Mitt Romney says he rejects efforts to use President Barack Obama's former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Wright, in ads attacking the president, insisting the campaign should remain focused on the economy.

"I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they've described," Romney said in an interview with Townhall.com. "I would like to see this campaign focus on the economy, on getting people back to work, on seeing rising incomes and growing prosperity—particularly for those in the middle class of America."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: cowardromney; dnc4romney; obama; obamalovesromney; revwright; rino; romney; romney4dnc; romney4obama; romney4romney; romneytruthfile; romneyvsamerica; yellowromney
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1 posted on 05/17/2012 11:21:27 AM PDT by Mozilla
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To: Mozilla

A gentleman and an idiot.


2 posted on 05/17/2012 11:23:48 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Do I really need a sarcasm tag? Seriously? You're that dense?)
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To: Mozilla

Willard evidently thinks Obamao is “a decent person and a person you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States.”


3 posted on 05/17/2012 11:24:13 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Mozilla

This guy is another McCain like loser. Hey pal, the dems play full contact politics, if you are not willing to go out there and mix it up with them, leave the race to someone who will. We don’t need another milktoast candidate, we need one with the heart of a winner.


4 posted on 05/17/2012 11:25:02 AM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: Mozilla

5 posted on 05/17/2012 11:25:06 AM PDT by Timber Rattler (Just say NO! to RINOS and the GOP-E)
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To: Mozilla

” “I repudiate the effort by that PAC to promote an ad strategy of the nature they’ve described,” Romney said “

Don’t believe it.


6 posted on 05/17/2012 11:26:22 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: Mozilla

Romney:

“He’s (Obama) a nice guy, but..”


7 posted on 05/17/2012 11:26:28 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Buying Drain-O requires photo I.D... yet voting doesn't???)
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To: Mozilla

That didn’t take long. Does he really think he’s going to beat hussein on his looks?


8 posted on 05/17/2012 11:26:35 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Mozilla

So Romney is committed to losing just as McCain and Dole were before him. What a surprise. Why do they even bother if they know they plan to blow the campaign?


9 posted on 05/17/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT by MtBaldy (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a really stupid question)
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To: Mozilla
McCain II.

We're doomed.

10 posted on 05/17/2012 11:28:29 AM PDT by grobdriver
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To: Mozilla

Muttley only trashes conservatives.


11 posted on 05/17/2012 11:28:54 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Obama vs. Romney: Zero x Zero = Zero.)
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To: Mozilla
Another McCain establishment mistake. The current tapes of bribery, and Wright on tape saying the Obamas really don't care about church. It was more for political gain.
12 posted on 05/17/2012 11:29:12 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: Mozilla

If you don’t use the TRUTH against Obama, then you will lose just like McCain!! IDIOT! And people wonder why I am thinking of not voting! I would at least like to see Romney ACT like he really WANTS to WIN!! No more of this being NICE because Obama is half black. Sorry but that’s how I see it!! His failure as president speaks for itself!


13 posted on 05/17/2012 11:29:28 AM PDT by Cricket24
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To: Mozilla

There are two ways to look at this: either he is raising the white flag, or he is allowing the PAC to do his dirty work while he remains above the fray. In either case, if I was the PAC, I would ignore Romney and charge full speed ahead.


14 posted on 05/17/2012 11:31:11 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: Mozilla

McCain redux? “I have to tell you he is a decent person and a person that you do not have to be scared of as president of the United States” and “He’s a decent family man that I happen to have disagreements with on fundamental issues” ~Senator John McCain on then Senator Obama.


15 posted on 05/17/2012 11:32:10 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Ich habe keinen Konig aber Gott)
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To: Mouton

Exactly. Someone tell Mittens that the Dems will not refrain from attacking him on his religion just because he has made this magnanimous gesture.


16 posted on 05/17/2012 11:32:22 AM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Mozilla
Gov. Romney has a right to run his campaign as he sees fit. But other Americans can certainly launch a campaign to expose the very disturbing background of the incumbent. The positions are hardly mutually exclusive.

As I posted in another thread on this matter, a little while ago:

The idea that one can sit in the pews for two decades, listening to a Pastor who denounces America in strident tones, and then claim that it is unfair for people to consider that attendance in assessing that congregant's judgment, is merely silly.

But what really should wake people up, is that Obama is actually well to the Left of Rev. Wright. Rev. Wright may not like White people, but he does at least believe in urging his congregants to take personal responsibility. Not so, Obama. (Race & Ethnic Politics--2008.)

Whether the far Left likes the point, or not: We need to make sure that every American understands just how inappropriate has been Obama's "preparation" for public office--any public office!

William Flax

17 posted on 05/17/2012 11:32:55 AM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Mozilla
Smart. Romney might like to see such a campaign, but he certainly can't be seen as endorsing it.

Also, to some extent, it plays into the mantra of the left. "They don't like Obama because he's black, and they're racists." The truth is that we don't like Obama because he's a socialist, and people are going to be casting their votes on economic issues, not on Wright.

This issue might have had a chance if it was hit very hard back in 2008. Now, it's going to sound like a retread. Swing voters vote on the economy.

18 posted on 05/17/2012 11:33:05 AM PDT by Bruce Campbells Chin
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To: kosciusko51
if I was the PAC, I would ignore Romney and charge full speed ahead.

Billionaire Won't Air Obama-Wright Campaign Ads (Obama's Media Minions Win Again)
19 posted on 05/17/2012 11:35:13 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Mozilla
Team Romney was VICIOUS to Gov. Palin, her children,
Sen. Thompson, Mr. Cain, etc. etc.,
but Romney is ALWAYS there for Obama.


20 posted on 05/17/2012 11:35:55 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: grobdriver
Obama machine was using a hair cut prank from 40 years ago. Soros is planning who knows what, with Van Jones, media matters and SEIU. Too much at stake to passively campaign.
21 posted on 05/17/2012 11:36:09 AM PDT by opentalk
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To: freeangel
McCain and Romney coming soon in the new comedy film Twins.


22 posted on 05/17/2012 11:36:48 AM PDT by Mozilla (Constitution Party 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Like usual the GOP is keeping its powder dry until after the election!


23 posted on 05/17/2012 11:37:55 AM PDT by o2bfree
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To: Mozilla

Mittack 0bamney getting in touch with his inner McLame.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 11:38:49 AM PDT by Uncle Miltie (The Presidential Race is about the relative light reflectivity of your Slavemaster.)
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To: kevcol

25 posted on 05/17/2012 11:40:06 AM PDT by kosciusko51 (Enough of "Who is John Galt?" Who is Patrick Henry?)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Ditto that!

He repudiates it...but he better be thankful someone is willing to do the dirty work so he can remain above the fray.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 11:42:49 AM PDT by RoosterRedux (Sow the wind...reap the whirlwind!)
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To: Mozilla

Mitt, Obama is a thug, a gangsta, a Black racist, an America hater and destroyer. If you are going to play nice and McCain Obama, get the heck out the POTUS race and remain a forever whimp, just like John McCain!!! Sad and quite dishearting news from Romney, the weakling, frightened by the Obamabots and his “in-the-pocket-media”!!! Mitt, kindly withdraw from the race and let a real American man or woman head the Pubbie ticket. Obama is the reincarnation of the Devil himself!!!


27 posted on 05/17/2012 11:43:19 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX (My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: Mozilla

Romney does need to stay above the fray, let us do the dirty work, NOW if those that have info dont get it out because of what Mitt would say then we have problems Houston.


28 posted on 05/17/2012 11:44:20 AM PDT by GoCards (I am a Hobbit)
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To: Mozilla

The Reverend Wright thing didn’t work last time and it won’t work this time. Unless Obama said what Wright said on tape the guilt by association won’t fly.

In 2008 Obamas record was imaginary and forward to non ideological voters

This time hes got a governing record of failure and lack of success...that’s where you go after him and you describe plans as to how your vision and goals and what you will implement will actually make vast improvements


29 posted on 05/17/2012 11:46:17 AM PDT by chevydude26
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To: Mozilla

I honestly believe Mitt Romney plans on asking John McCain to be his V.P. candidate; if that’s not disturbing enough, imagine the reaction when McBORE says “Yes”. Scary days ahead indeed.


30 posted on 05/17/2012 11:47:13 AM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

“This issue might have had a chance if it was hit very hard back in 2008. Now, it’s going to sound like a retread. Swing voters vote on the economy.”

Exactly. Its the ECONOMY, ECONOMY and ECONOMY and when you are done with that start on amateur leadership and incompetence.
Voters want hope in the future for a better economy, not a rehash of the 2008 election.


31 posted on 05/17/2012 11:47:19 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Mozilla

I honestly believe Mitt Romney plans on asking John McCain to be his V.P. candidate; if that’s not disturbing enough, imagine the reaction when McBORE says “Yes”. Scary days ahead indeed.


32 posted on 05/17/2012 11:47:30 AM PDT by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama is weak, and is a worse human being than F.D.R., on multiple levels.)
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To: RoosterRedux

McCain promoting the “goodness” of Obama during the contest still leaves bile in my throat.


33 posted on 05/17/2012 11:48:29 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (God, family, country, mom, apple pie, the girl next door and a Ford F250 to pull my boat.)
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To: chevydude26

“This time hes got a governing record of failure and lack of success...that’s where you go after him and you describe plans as to how your vision and goals and what you will implement will actually make vast improvements”

RIGHT! He has a record and a bad one. Beat him over the head with it. There are 3 1/2 years worth of video with superfluous promises that will be hard for him to repudiate or defend.


34 posted on 05/17/2012 11:52:00 AM PDT by WILLIALAL
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To: Pagey

No freakin way he chooses McCain.

What are you smoking?


35 posted on 05/17/2012 11:52:54 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: Mozilla

Here we go again !

It’s because he doesn’t want BO to go after Mormonism. This is why he wasn’t the best candidate.


36 posted on 05/17/2012 11:54:33 AM PDT by Reagan69 (I supported Sarah Palin and all I got was a lousy DVD !)
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To: chevydude26
The Reverend Wright thing didn’t work last time and it won’t work this time

It never got off the ground in 2008! Most voters don't even know who Jeremiah "G-d D-mn America!" Wright even is.
37 posted on 05/17/2012 11:58:23 AM PDT by kevcol
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To: Mozilla

McCain 2


38 posted on 05/17/2012 11:59:59 AM PDT by ballplayer
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To: Mozilla

Not good. Politics is a bloodsport.

The use of Wright is perfectly OK. All’s fair


39 posted on 05/17/2012 12:01:57 PM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama Can't Count.)
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To: Mozilla

the current state of politics in this country is PATHETIC. I bet it will be just fine for Obama to attack mittens every which way possible.


40 posted on 05/17/2012 12:04:13 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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41 posted on 05/17/2012 12:06:27 PM PDT by Diogenesis ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. " Pres. Ronald Reagan)
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To: stephenjohnbanker

McCain may have once been a hero, but he betrayed his country in 2008.


42 posted on 05/17/2012 12:06:56 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Sow the wind...reap the whirlwind!)
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To: Mozilla

McLame re-dux.


43 posted on 05/17/2012 12:08:13 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Mozilla
On ABC today, the breathless Ann Compton referred to Wright as Obama's "onetime pastor." Obama hooked up with Wright sometime around 1987 according to the very loosely dated Dreams. (I get 1987 because after he begins discussing Wright he mentions the funeral of Harold Washington.) He threw Wright under the bus, sort of, in 2008, so that's 20 years or more.

I don't know about other folks but I joined the synagogue of my longtime rabbi in or around 1988 and left there in 2004. That's 16 years.

ML/NJ

44 posted on 05/17/2012 12:22:10 PM PDT by ml/nj
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FUMR! Romney is a low-life coward who will ruthlessly lie about more conservative opponents, but wilts like a dandelion when he faces the left or his martini-sipping minions. I’ll be damned before I shut up about Ayers, Wright, Davis and their sordid like. The last thing the GOP needed was another weak vessel. Stop shuddering and fight like a man, Romney! Bob


45 posted on 05/17/2012 12:24:02 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: ml/nj

Was that the “one-time pastor who was paid $150K to keep his mouth shut after Obama threw him under the bus” pastor? I get confused.


46 posted on 05/17/2012 12:27:46 PM PDT by Dogbert41 ("...The people of Jerusalem are strong, because the Lord Almighty is their God" Zech. 12:5)
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pastor who was paid $150K to keep his mouth shut

I would be careful about using the word paid. I've seen rather unsubstantiated information that Wright was offered $150K, but none that says he accepted any money.

ML/NJ

47 posted on 05/17/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by ml/nj
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To: Bruce Campbells Chin

Obama is simply another racist like Sharpton or Jackson, but who possesses the ability to sound collected while reading a teleprompter. The American people must be faced with the truth of who this creep is every day. The rules are set by the aggressor, yes the Punk Obama, who has stated that he will bring a gun to a knife fight. Bob


48 posted on 05/17/2012 12:31:50 PM PDT by alstewartfan ( 27 of 36 Romney judicial appointments were DEMOCRATS!!!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

When I think of Romney one word comes to mind:”Gosh”.


49 posted on 05/17/2012 12:36:38 PM PDT by budwiesest (It's that girl from Alaska, again.)
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To: WILLIALAL

Great point, in addition to the fact that we don’t need to open up the LDS can of worms.


50 posted on 05/17/2012 12:45:14 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (Cogito Ergo Doleo Soetoro, ABO and of course FUBO!)
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