566 (and that is a loose #) does NOT equal 1144. I have NOT voted yet! Romney supporters need to BACK OFF!
Why do we have to rally behind someone now? I think that the establishment is afraid because they are afraid of gaffes that Mitt or someone from his campaign might say and that is why they want the primaries over with. If you look at it, without this long primary process we would not have these gaffes from Mitt. Besides, we have time to rally behind a candidate once they are nominated. Right now the official nominee has not been chosen yet.
I wish others would start thinking of who we are going to elect and stop thinking about what they think they have to do.
You would think the Republicans would learn by their past mistakes. It's not as if 2008 was that long ago. Are their memories REALLY that bad? This just makes me more eneregized to help Rick MORE!
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The cold hard reality is this: the guy with a car elevator in his mansion will not be able to beat Obama because he can't connect with the blue-collar voters in swing states. Mr. Ryan and Mr. Rubio need to face that fact.
For anyone to say that the primaries must be over in order to rally around a loser are being paternalistic, arrogant and WRONG.
Ryan, Rubio and the RNC (the three Rs) need to face facts.
No real conservative appreciates being railroaded into accepting a liberal liar who would have a very poor record in business and government if it had not been for heaping truckloads of US bailouts (aka taxpayer hard-earned dollars). NO real conservative will be impressed with Romney's flip/flopping for votes, outright lies, Alinsky tactics, etc..
Everyone will resent Romney's riches because of the way he got his money. 20 million dollars from investments alone and the car elevator...plus all the documented stories of the business schemes and scandals, etc.. Then, there is Romneycare...which has left Massachusetts in a mess.
Paul Ryan is not a conservative. He is a poser. Newt Gingrizava, with the help of some delusional Palin supporters, killed Rick Santorum's momentum in Michigan and Ohio. Conservatives in Name Only put aside Social Conservative principles, respect for Life and God for the "States Rights" , "English Only", "Rubio is not a Natural Born Citizen" crap.
Conservatives in Name Only prefer RomneyCare than a proven man of faith, a devout Catholic, a Christian, a strong pro life and pro family like Santorum. Spreading lies about this man and following the Media and the GOPeE No conservetive should say good things of RomneyCare NEVER!.
For a real conservative Removing Obama is not all we need. It is to replace him with a true CONSERVATVE not a socialist-pro abortion and gay marriage Obama in white skin like Romney is!!!!
Romney can go to hell in November We conservatives are staying HOME!
Why not let the primary continue?
Seven months of Team Obama and the media focused on destroying Romney will just about do the trick.
Not because Ryan said so.
Because we must defeat Obama.
Seldom disagree with Mark but do in this case.
Mark has always said he'll vote for an oj can over Obama......he's probably said it hundreds of times. He's just expressing his anger and disappointment that we all feel with the gope's nominee selection.
The assumption is that Americans cannot be swayed after the convention.
Do you believe that it will take 6 months to contrast rather than 2? Who do you believe is best capable of articulating the difference between that ideology that exists today with what we could have under another President?
The godfather of obamacare is capable of arguing a stark contrast?
Thanks, RS, for posting Levin's comment. Some of us are still stunned that Romney getting the nod from liberal states he'll lose in the general and the smear campaign of 5-1 negative ads somehow makes him the clear choice as the conservative standard bearer.
We need a brokered convention. It's nuts that the unrepentant godfather of obamacare, appointed liberal judges, anti-gun, supported planned parenthood, renounced Contract with America and Reagan...in fact, happens to to be the ultimate RINO is somehow the guy to rally around.
Thanks, again, RS.
Oh, almost forgot, go Newt! The guy who challenged a sitting republican president over taxes, balanced the budget, paid off 400B of our debt, reformed welfare, insisted on a contract with the citizens who put his party in office...
I can only imagine the arm twisting and peer pressure behind the scenes...especially the political leverage applied to the more powerful conservative members of the House and Senate to endorse Mitt. I can just hear it now...."give your endorsement, and you will hold your position of power".... Far too many have sold their souls, integrity, and our nation's future for nothing more than a pre-written paragraph of words, uttered in monotone.
What I wouldn't give to see one of the people being pressured holding a news conference to announce an endorsement only to say "I Pick Rick and damn you establishment (name names) for threatening my political future because I didn't endorse Mitt!"
The Answer is Hell No. Same with "Conservative" Rubio jumping on RINO bandwagon...I will remember the capitulation, Marco, et al...
Wow this is scary.. The "conservatives" on here are so "conservative" that their "convictions" will not allow them to vote for Romney if (God forbid) he gets the nomination.
The race IS NOT over and many of us still have yet to vote. I too despise the MSM and that includes FOX News who are in the tank for Romney. But you folks must not have been paying attention for the last 3-years if you think Romney will be anything like Obama. Yeah he's a limp-wrist.. like McCain, like Dole, like the Bush duo. Yeah the latter two didn't stand completely on conviction, neither did Reagan, but no-one is calling him Obama-ultra-lite. Clinton who was a moderate Obama, gave us many things that are still hurting us today, to include a weakened military, no guts to get Bin Laden and gun regulations. But the fool Obama has taken it to new and scary heights and in a second term will add no-fear to his already no-conscience. And some of you really think Romney will do the same?? Might we be some worse off after Romney? yeah probably so... Will we have a country at all after Obama, NO!!!
We already have enough idiots out there who were fooled into voting for that Silver Tongued Snake Obama.. Staying home or pulling the lever for some sort of "write in" guy is akin to throwing a tantrum because you didn't get what you wanted.. that kind of passive aggresive bullshite really shows a lack of conviction.
Your telling us how important it is for us to play along with the corrupt process that is likely to have left the GOP with a Liberal/Statist nominee in the first place. Essentially, you are saying, "become part of the problem."
Tip to Rombots: I always read the end of your comment first, because that's where you pull off the mask. Name calling won't make us support your guy.
Hey Xman, no one here is going to stay home or vote for Obama. Those who won't vote for your socialist healthcare guy are going to vote for a small government candidate, be it the Libertarian, the Constitutional Party guy, or a write in. The two parties are offering two flavors of big government. Even your guy is going to make the country worse, not better, as you have admitted.
Its a shame guys like you who can see that don't have the guts to leave the plantation.
You've repeatedly shown you're inability to read or follow an argument. Maybe you're a Ron Paul guy, fine. If you had read my post you would see that I'm pulling for Santorum. A guy with principles, convictions. Christian ones at that. Perhaps that's not your bent in life. But as you demonstrated with your ignorant responses during this thread, you seem to think there is some Nebulous person out there whose gonna save the day.. Who would that be? Who's this Libertarian/Constitutional Party guy you seem to think is going to ride in and save the day?
well, let's see..Newt has some good ideas but he doesn't have the majority support...Ron Paul has some good ideas too, but also some that I adamantly disagree with and a few that I think are downright dangerous for our country (state's rights is great but if it's not backed up by a federal law then their are loopholes...particularly in issues of controversial nature..like abortion) Romney doesn't know how to relate to REAL people like you and me (vacation house with a "soon to be" 4 car garage with a car elevator in California and money from all those big companies he will reward when he is elected and all those endorsement he's "begging" for so people think he's "electable") Check out this website and get back with me..very well researched...in the meantime, the ONLY Candidate that can beat Obama is Rick Santorum..the obvious "freedom revolution, people-loving" choice to go against the man who is sneaky on appointment and decisions on Friday prez who uses tryranny and lack of respect for the Constitution Obama to scare us all into agreeing with him!
I have said this before, voting for Romney is a very short-sighted proposition. If he presides as he has as governor of MA, and nothing says he won't, he and the GOP are going to make the 2008 elections look like child's play.
A Romney presidency will make GWB second term look like Reagan that brought us the disastrous years we are currently living in. To tell people that they are not conservatives if they don't vote for Romney like Jaynie is doing, is a joke.
A conservative is not a conservative because they always vote for the person with an (R) behind their name. What makes a person a conservative is the desire and willingness to vote their principles.
Yes, I voted McCain, not because of who he is; but because Palin was the VP. If McCain did not choose a staunch conservative as VP, I was voting third party. It will not be so if the GOP has Romney as their nominee.
What makes conservatives think that if we vote against our principles this time, that the "Establishment" will listen to us next time? They will trod out another moderate candidate with the same expectations because they believe we will always 'hold our nose' and toe the line.
I asked a person who was deep into the local politics of the state if it was Obama vs. Romney. Their response: "I vote Reagan!" They did remind me that as important as the presidency may be, nothing is as important to have Conservative candidates win our local elections.
All politics are local.
Just a thought (and a bit of levity), but are there ANY Conservative actors out there we can get to throw their hat into the ring?? Oh, that's right. I almost forgot. The LAST Conservative actor was some guy named Reagan.
I am sure Levin would be making this argument if his pick (Newt) were the one way out in front and the leaders of the republican party were saying we should all rally around Gingrich... NOT !!! Face it: Levin is a sore loser, he picked the wrong guy and his horse is coming in "last". Besides that Gingrich is far from perfect... nobody is but Romney has a ton that is good about him and is totally superior to BHO. Its time for Levin to grow a pair and stop whining. We're all damn lucky we got a man like Romney on our side and we don't need to worry for a fraction of a second that no matter what the situation is Romney will make the best possible decision; He's brilliant and he loves this country as much as anyone of us if not more and I know his mind and heart are set on helping America get back on her feet and he is not going to let anyone down. He'd die before he would fail his country... that's just who he is.
FTR - Levin announced some time ago, his two choices were Bachmann and Santorum. Newt was never his choice. And before that, his choice until Pctober 5 when she announced she was not running was Palin.
And he would not have been calling to rally around his choice if he/she was in the lead. No need to. That's what being in the lead means. The only reason that people are calling to rally around Romney is precisely because he is still at risk.
As an example, if, and/or when, ObamaCare is deemed constitutional (It is 50/50 that it might be), Romney is toast. Obama would thank Romney for providing the template (RomneyCare) for ObamaCare, which was been approved by the SCOTUS.
That throws Romney's campaign to repeal ObamaCare on the basis that it was not constitutional, and RomneyCare was fine because of states rights, right out the window. That's the linch pin of Romney's defense of his mandate legislation, even though he had campaigned 4 years ago that he knew how to solve healthcare and had tweaked Obama to check out what he had done in Mass. In fact, the case can be made that ObamaCare would not have made it except that RomneyCare was Ted Kennedy's baby. He blew it with RomneyCare.
Paul Ryan and Marco Rubio can't call themselves Conservatives and vote for a liberal from MA. Do they know what Conservatism means? Apparently not.
I'll stick with my choice thank you. There's a debate coming up in May. Everyone's accepted except Romney so far. If he thinks he's above debating at this point, that will be a huge mistake for him. I'm so sick of sell outs. It's so unbecoming.
Very good article. Please pass it on. People need to know their rights in the states if the Supreme Court doesn't rule properly. They aren't the final say, the states are. They need to nullify this health care seizure bill in their states.
If the Constitution is no longer valid, there is no glue holding the country together. We should just secede and let them to die painful economic deaths in their own states.
Will It Take Revolution?
Tell it like it is Mark! im tired of these sell out so called Conservatives trying to tell us what to do, and Ann Coulter is the biggest offender with her big mouth! Im sick of the old hacks the senior Bushes, Barbara should just stay home in Houston, just like she told Sarah Palin to go back to Alaska, if Palin ran we wouldnt be in this perdicament right now.
I know this doesn't belong on this thread but I'm REALLY curious. I read this article several times but I don't understand??? Somebody help! Title says Gingrich team up with Santorum. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123380/Newt-Gingrich-hopes-team-Santorum-ditch-attempt-stop-Romney-winning.html?ITO=1490&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Speculation from across the pond, is all that is. I wouldn't give it a second thought until you hear it from either Rick, Newt or both.
Maybe it's coming from this story?
Santorum at the top of the ticket with sharper contrasts with Obama on certain issues and Gingrich debating VP Joe Biden. Imagine that. I hope Santorum will be the nominee at the convention and whomever he chooses will be a wise choice for a running mate.
Interesting article. I wonder how it holds with the news of the Gingrich-Romney meeting?
It would seem more likely if it is true that it would be Santorum-Gingrich ticket. That would be an excellent one, geographically. Also, Gingrich is more apt at being the pit bull attacking the Obama-Biden ticket so hard and fast, that it would make heads' spin especially the MSM.
One can dream...that's for sure.
Since when is Romney's nomination a fait accompli? The establishment wants us to think it is over now but there are 5 months left until the convention so I will not give up on getting another nominee.
I think Mark Levin is really against politicians making voters feel disfranchised from the process when technically Romney hasn't won the nomination yet.
It's clear that Mark Levin has a hard time accepting that Paul Ryan and Marc Rubio have turned out to be 'conservatives of convenience', as another RS poster aptly put it.