As much as I think the RNC should have picked someone else to be the nominee. Everyone needs to hold their nose and vote for Romney the R.I.N.O. because if Obummer get elected again then as he has told Russia I'll have more freedom to do what I want (I'm paraphrasing here).
I will Not VOTE For Romney - Well people say the following to me: Karen You must want Obama to win then, your voting for Obama !! I say NO I AM NOT VOTING FOR OBAMA, I CAN NOT STAND LIBERALS, that is WHY I AM NOT VOTING FOR ROMNEY.
you see I don't accept this. This MAN IS OBAMA. He did everything Obama did when he ran for the SENATE in Illinois. Obama dug into people's past and brought out dirt that didn't matter, to where they dropped out. ROMNEY used SAUL ALINSKY tactics on each and EVERY nominee, and HE LIED THROUGH HIS TEETH - HE STILL LIES through his TEETH, to this day.
YOUR ETCH A SKETCH NOMINEE Has done the FOLLOWING in the last 2 DAYS !!
Gays can't get married but they CAN ADOPT Children !!
OH AND DID YOU KNOW YOUR PRO LIFE ETCH A SKETCH NOMINEE SAID AFTER HIS SON JUST ANNOUNCED HIS TWINS WERE BORN, FROM A SURROGATE, WHO WAS IMPLANTED WITH FERTILIZED EGGS, HE SAID YOU CAN KILL EMBRYOS. THIS IS A GUY WHO SAYS HE IS PRO LIFE - LIAR LIAR
BOEHNER and the HOUSE REPUBLICANS are working on SECRET BILLS IN CONGRESS TO KEEP THE GOOD PARTS OF OBAMA CARE, so they don't take backlash from the liberals. ROMNEY HAS STATED OVER AND OVER IN HIS OWN WORDS< and through that of his ADVISERS - One of them Being Norm Coleman !! and said I am not getting rid of all of OBAMA CARE< we are going to keep the GOOD PARTS !! WHAT GOOD PARTS.
ROMNEYS hands are all over this !!
NO I WILL NOT VOTE FOR ROMNEY - I DID NOT FIGHT ALL MY LIFE FOR THIS, I DID NOT STAND IN FRONT OF COLEMAN YOUNG AT THE AGE OF 20 and tell him HIS POLICIES OF SOCIALISM WHEN NO ONE WOULD LISTEN, WERE GOING TO PUT THE FINAL NAIL IN THE COFFIN OF THE CITY OF DETROIT. LOOK AT DETROIT.
NO I WILL NOT VOTE FOR OBAMA'S BROTHER. HE WILL WIN WITHOUT MY VOTE, BUT I WILL BE VOTING, BUT IN MY 32 YEARS OF VOTING, SINCE I HAVE BEEN LEGALLY ABLE TO VOTE STARTING AT THE AGE OF 18, I HAVE NEVER VOTED FOR A LYING LIBERAL AND I AM NOT GOING TO START NOW.
AS A CHRISTIAN WHERE MY ALLEGIANCE IS TO GOD, AND MY LIFE IS DEPENDENT ON GOD, AND JESUS CHRIST IS MY PERSONAL SAVIOR, I WILL NOT BE VOTING FOR ROMNEY.
Sorry for the caps, But I am angry, and I am awake, I just wish many more were awake, and not so willing to have our country destroyed at a slow pace, or a fast pace. With all Republicans being ELECTED Many are going to fall ASLEEP AGAIN and go on with their lives and think it is okay. I WILL BE SCREAMING I TOLD YOU SO !! then WHO is going to kick ROMNEY out in 4 years, IF he is deemed to be doing a "GOOD JOB".
Obama's brother? Are you talking about the one Rush mentioned today that lives in a hut in Kenya? Karen, no one is telling you how to vote. But I'm curious, is there ANYONE out there who you consider the perfect candidate who represents 100%, or at least the overwhelming majority of your convictions? Is there ANYONE close? Allen West? You won't get an argument from me. I love the guy, but he's not running. Just a thought, but perhaps you should consider running yourself. That's probably the only surefire way to get satisfaction given the current political climate in this country of "You scratch my back, I scratch yours." If you win, then you introduce legislation that mirrors your convictions and belief system, and those of the folks who put you in office. You get to go toe to toe with the clowns you feel have failed us as a nation. If you articulate your positions well, they represent the majority of your constituents, and your colleagues shoot it down, then you have done all you can do. If you lose, then at least you tried your best to give citizens a lawmaker who is true to her beliefs and those of her constituents, not to special interests.
This has nothing to do with Perfection and basically I am tired of people bringing up two things to me all the time.
Who do you think is Perfect and so you want Obama. First off they say that cause they have nothing else to combat it with. 2nd off they say that, because they know Romney is severely flawed and instead of standing up for their country and what I have been fighting for over 30 years, they will walk into the voting booth blindly and vote for the EVIL before them.
Yes and another favorite Run Myself, not one person would vote for a stay at home mom who never aborted her children, went to church every Sunday, and doesn't speak Politically Correct, and would basically tell people to wake up and see what is front of their faces.
you see I have the right to yell and scream what I will and won't do, because for one I have freedom of speech, two I am frustrated as all get go, and 3 God gave me a voice.
You see My Candidates chose not to run. Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin, and JC Watts. Those were my picks. They said No. So I was left to choose between a group of people, that decided to step up to the plate. One by One they left, Because of Romney's Saul alinsky Tactics.
Let me ask you a Question, because people are not paying attention, If Ron Paul becomes the Nominee, the way everyone is telling me to vote for romney, I hope all of you are ready to vote for Ron Paul. Because at that convention in August it looks like his base, really is excited and what they have done at state conventions across this land is pretty amazing.
But people can have romney, I will be writing in, most Likely Sarah and Newt, or Sarah and Allen West. Then if romney wins, I will be watching while others are asleep and think the world is okay, because Republicans got elected and I will be screaming I told you so.
I will not vote for Ron Paul for the same reason Levin won't vote for him. His isolationist foreign policies are as unrealistic as they are dangerous in this day and age. Sure, we have plenty of problems at home. But to say Iran is not a threat to us or our allies is as unacceptable to me as Romney's social policy record is to you.
Personally I am still holding out hope Ryan is on the ticket. He is sharp, articulate, and actually has a solid plan to get this nation out of a hole. President Ryan in 8 years sounds wonderful to me.
As for a stay-at-home Mom with solid Christians values, why not? I think it would be a great story, and I suspect there are plenty of like-minded Moms and Dads out there who would agree. That is true representative government. Remember, not only do we have freedom of speech. But we also have the freedom to run for public office. It is time to return the government to the people like it was intended, hard-working Americans who only want what is best for their family and get government out of their lives.
Mark has conceded and accepted that Romney is our nominee, and we both WILL vote for him in November. He has stated as much repeatedly on his show, and I have on this blog. That said, he is 100% correct on this one. Sooner or later, the Romney campaign needs to come to grips with the fact that his opponent has taken NOTHING off the table, and he has a corrupt media in the tank for him to exploit this very thing. We are the racists. We are the bigots. We are the ones who don't care about the poor and the elderly. ENOUGH is ENOUGH. People have had it with this false narrative. If the Washington Post is going to go back close to 50 years to construct a hit piece on you for alleged high school bullying, can you imagine what's coming down the pike as we get closer to the election? Look at the ferociousness of the MSM in the Jeremiah Wright NON-ad campaign just in the last 24 hours! Sure, taking the high road may be a noble thing to do, and of course, we as Republicans are always held to a higher standard. But when are you going to realize that, if not for double standards, Liberals would not have any standards at all (one of Chris Plante's favorite lines). The Romney campaign needs to be hammered from now, through the debate process, and up until we win back the White House (and we WILL win), that we are indeed mad as hell and we are not going to take it anymore. He cannot be afraid of talking about Obama's questionable associations in the past and present, the fact that he admitted to using drugs in his own book, AND revered a speech by Jeremiah White in which he spewed "White folks greed runs a world in need." Rush so eloquently set this forth today, but his blood pressure sounded like it was 120 over 80 while Mark's sounded like it was 140 over 110. Speaking of which, Mark, my prayers are with you on your procedure today. Get well. We'll miss you tonight. Less than 6 months left of the Obama colonoscopy, thank God!!!!
Don't you think that the more the focus is on this type of crap, it allows Obama to bypass his dismal failures on other matters. Obama actually wants this type of thing to go on and then there is lost opportunity to expose more of his ineptitude. I actually think it was the right thing to do to attempt to shut it down early.
I have just perused the posts on this thread, and I must say I am very annoyed, people. We all know what Romney is, and we all knew what he was throughout the primary season. None of this should be a shocker, and I'm sure there will be plenty more of this to come. However, all these posts about not voting, writing in candidates, voting for people who have dropped out... what the hell, people? To what end is this behavior going to help our country? Are you going to stand on some silly moral pedestals and proudly proclaim you refused to vote for Romney, therefore you are a "true" conservative? Rubbish. Crapola. This country has about one more flush left before it truly disappears. Obama CAN'T be reelected, I don't care who the GOP candidate is. We have to pull the rug out from under Obama, even with a weak GOP RINO. Get the conservatives into the House and Senate. Get anybody else into the White House. Begin the process of reversal, don't give our country the big shove over the cliff. Knock it off. Grow up. I love you all, but grow up.
It doesn't matter?
You mean like 2000 to 2006 when weak GOP RINOs controlled the House and Senate - and were afraid to go against the weak GOP president, and so we got:
No Child Left Behind
Dept of Homeland Security
Medicare Part D
very nearly amnesty for illegals, which was only barely stopped by the first muscle of the latent tea party movement
You mean like that?
I'd say it matters.
It matters a WHOLE lot.
Sure, we need to get Obama out. But Mitt Romney does not have to be our nominee.
We the people are the Sovereigns in this country. Not the GOP or Dem Establishments.
There are a few states left to vote. And then there's the convention.
Mitt Romney is not yet the nominee. Nor does he have to be.
Or else we'll get the GOP of 2000 to 2006, which brought the landslide Dem victories of 2006 and 2008.
Let's not repeat the mistakes of the last decade in this new one.
Or else we will go the way of Greece by 2020, the end of the second decade of the 21st century.
Now it becomes more evident as to why the Republican establishment is behind Romney. They know he'll play ball their way. More status quo. We're getting nowhere.
I am here to post a sincere apology for a comment I made in here yesterday.
I said that if I vote for Mitt Romney it would be the first time I vote for someone I "hate".
Well the Lord commands that I love others and as a Christian I cannot "hate" people. I am very frustrated that the RNC has forced a presidential candidate such as Romney on us (conservatives).
However, I hope and pray that Obama is defeated and if I must vote for Romney to see that happen, then so be it.
We do not like or expect much from Mitt. But we did expect he could win this essential election against the dark side. What now if Mittens keeps his hands clean, acting like an above the fray incumbent, and then loses to Axelfraud's thuggish juggernaut of lying. Why follow McCain's wussified rules of etiquette when they guarantee a loss? Why is not the face and message of Rev. Parasite not aired as clear validation of what was wrong with Obama from the get-go?
This is why I feel Conservatives need to wise up.
The SuperPAC was only planning to do a story about Rev. White. New York Times did a story about it, and you already have the DNC blasting Romney saying "They'll do anything to smear Obama."
From a Liberal perspective, this was meant for only 2 reasons.
1) To try to set the stage that the only reason this Campaign went nasty was because of Mitt Romney.
2) Strengthen the rift between Romney and the Conservative Base of the GOP.
The Democrats has a two-fold strategy. Paint Obama as "The Nice Guy" and demoralize conservatives. They already are seeing they can't mobilize their base.
See if one is smart. Romney publicly denouncing the use of Rev. Wright, would be a good thing. If Romney is putting out only Postive, Pro-growth, America can be Great again ads while Obama is smearing Romney for being rich, who's "The Nice Guy?" Not Obama.
As some already mentioned, if the DNC would launch an ad attacking Romney for being Mormon, then you can put Obama on the spot. "Mr. President, Romney denounced a potential attack ad featuring Rev. Wright, are you willing to denounce this ad from the Democrats attacking Romney on his faith?" Basically force Obama to admit if it's ok or not to use Wright. If he defends the ad against Romney, then guess what, the SuperPACs can then start using Rev. Wright ads.
But here's the thing. They want you guys to be upset. They want US to think "Here we go again, McCain 2.0" and begin planning our exit strategy. Hell some are still crying for a third party.
I was for Newt Gingrich. I am appalled at what was done to him by Romney (and to be honest, by Malkin, Limbaugh, Beck, and Fox News)
But Romney is our only chance to defeat Obama. We cannot let this chance go.
We can always Primary against Romney in 2016, no problem, but Obama must be defeated if we are going to make it to then.
You're seeing it right here. Levin is upset now with Romney. It's not like an ad was made and airing in states, and Romney pulled it down. No it was used to get us all wild up against Romney, and prevent us from rallying around him.
All I'm asking, before we get upset, before we start feeling depressed, wait and see.
If Obama attacks Romney's Mormonism but Romney or his PAC'S doesn't respond with Wright, then we can complain.
But for right now, for this moment, as Sean Hannity always says:
Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled.
This race to the Presidency isn't Romney's to win,it's Obama's to lose, Romney will have to fight with every dirty or clean trick in the book to knock down the left, just getting enough votes from republicans will be hard,but getting the left to not vote for Obama will be the trick,Bullwinkles magic hat would help, but Romney better have something up his sleeve.
Romney's favorability rating was in the tank following his carpet bombing of Gingrich. The problem with attack ads is people also associate them with the candidate and well as the target. I think it was a good idea to separate himself from this idea - his currently favorability rating is +50% ... no reason to ruin it. I hear people saying they think Obama is a nice guy - but don't like his policies and won't vote for him. If Romney starts slamming he will lose those. Personal attacks would be political suicide - not attacking on that level is a show of strength. Why risk it just to take potshots at something the public wasn't interested in 4 yrs ago and isn't interested in now. Let the media vet the Prez ... they're off to a good start finally.
Romney wasnt the only one blasting Newt - unfortunately a lot of conservative women don't like him either. That he actually got things done did not seem to matter. As to wailing about an ad - who cares, as long as the message gets out by other means. Besides, there are a hundred other issues.
ads telling the truth and vetting obama are not attack ads. levin is right. did you forget how romney treated his opponents? this latest romney move is one of the reasons why many conservatives worried about him as the nominee. with so much at stake, why pull back on obama?! does anyone think obama and his scum are going to reciprocate?
I saw the article about the plan to do what McCain wouldn't do and fully vet Obama this morning. Having just come across the trailer for the movie 2016, I was more excited than a kid on Christmas morning. I thought to myself how perfect this was because none of it was tied to Romney so they couldn't go after him for it. As a Newt supporter who has been trying to warm up to Romney, he just did what I most feared he would. He tore Newt to shreds and blatantly lied about him (even saying Newt was in favor of things he wasn't but that Mitt was!!) and now I just want Romney to give up. Let someone who wants to save our country have the job. It is too important of an election for our candidate to fear Obama because that fear will lose in the end. Any respect I had gained for Romney is gone and I have only become more convinced that Newt is the only one who understands what is at stake and is willing to fight with everything he has to save us from Obama. Romney just proved what I've known all along, that he is in this race for himself and not because he loves this country. Mitt Romney doesn't have what it takes to lead us and he doesn't deserve the nomination.
The GOP establishment are insane. McCain wouldn't go after Obama on anything and he lost. Looking weak. And he and was weak. The definition of insane, doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results! Wake the hell up Romney!
Check Out the Internet. The Story of the Radical Rev. Wright is on FOX News, CNN, and MSNBC. The Goal was to get the story out there. Romney accomplished that in essence by rejecting the Super PAC from running that adds. Romney had to distance himself from this though, He does not need to be seen as attacking Obama’s Pastor and there for his Religious past.
Already Obama has got Romney on the defensive. He's going be contorting himself in knots now, trying to prove he isn't a racist. /facepalm/
One more thing, The Story is now out there and the Super PAC didn’t have to spend one dime to do it. They still have that money to attack Obama with. This got a lot more coverage from the media then a $10 million add buy would get.
So to Mark Levin the so called "Great One" You can Shove it!!! Go climb back in your bunker
Romney's gutless capitulation played right into Axelrod's hands by making sure all talk of Rev. Wright is verboten as if it's somehow awful and racist to even mention Wright's name. All Romney did was tank the story and kowtow to Obama like the spineless pansy that he is. You all better get used to the idea of four more years of Barry in the White House because Willard is already bending over. Time to focus on getting conservatives elected to the Senate and leaving Willard to lose "beautifully" just like McCain.
if you read the story in the NYT, the leaked document made it clear that Romney had no ties to their plans and even discussed that one of the obstacles of the Republican party was to find a way to expose Obama and have their candidate stay unharmed from that plan....Romney was more critical of a super PAC that he had no ties to than he was when responding to false attacks by his own super PAC.....why not respond the same way he did to the attack ads his super PAC ran against Newt and simply say that he had no ties to what their plans were and mention how his own donors who are private citizens were being attacked by Obama's election team
Here comes the resurrection of the john McCain campaign strategy. And the results will be the same !
Come on, guys! There is so much to attack him on, like his record. Romney is likely publicly repudiating it to "look good." Does anyone really think he would care if some super PAC started running ads re: Wright? I think Romney would love it.
Sheesh. Romney is correct. It's a loser. Let it go. Doesn't matter. Most people simply don't care about Wright. It won't help the GOP, and it makes them look nasty and petty. Stop. Anyone who cares about this issue already knows about it and likely didn't vote for Obama in 2008 and won't vote for him in November.
Romney is a moderate. He has a chance of winning in November - but not if he moves to the right. He has to appear as the centrist to Obama's leftist agenda. Stick with the economy. Jobs. The debt. The deficit. The price of oil and gas. That's the clear winner. Forget the personal stuff.
Romney had to take this approach, because when Obama comes down hard on Mormonism, which he will, Romney can take the high road and say that one's religious background should be off the table for attack. They were baiting Romney, and he didn't bite. He knows there will be plenty of people getting the word out about Rev. Wright - he did the right thing standing back on this issue.
That's not the Chicago way. Nor is the Wright issue a religious issue. He's a political bomb thrower and militant racist, and Romney is predictably letting him use the guise of religion as a shield to attack us. And stop calling him 'reverend', unless you genuinely revere someone like that.
Gee, I'm sure it will be so very comforting that Mitt can take the high road when they attack his Mormonism as we all know they will. Silly me. I'd actually like to WIN so I was foolishly hoping Mitt would try to fight Obama on every front.
I think that is an interesting take on this. That being said, the criticism isn't over the religion of Rev. Wright, it is about the hate he's expressed for the US. Who could sit in a church for 20 years and listen to that garbage for 20 years? I would have walked out the first time I heard one his hateful sermons. But then again, I think Obama believed every word. Think about everything we know about his family and the CRT (Critical Race Theory) that he bought into while in college, and look at who he has put into our justice dept. and all of the actions he has taken.
It fits a pattern that needs to be exposed and connected to what he has done since he's been in office. Rev. Wright is just one piece of the BIG picture. Maybe Romney is laying low for now and waiting for the general election. At some point he'd better start appearing to be a strong leader and not rolling over for the Chicago political machine or he will be branded as "weak".
I don't understand Mitten's strategy but politics is a dirty, nasty business and he'd better be able to fight back. He won't win playing Mr. Nice Guy.
This was predictable and I, for one, did predict Romney's behavior a while ago. I'm not surprised at any of this, nor am I pleased with the GOP for shoving Mitt down our throats. So now we're stuck unless God in Heaven performs a work of mercy and finds a way to get us another nominee. I continue to pray and I still believe in miracles.
This is great. Levin now on board with the democratic mind set. Let's attack our candidate and do the dirty work the administration wants done. I understand the appetite for blood, but sometimes you just have to go with what you got.
I personally think he handled it correctly. Stamp and cry dirty pool for those nasty super pacs that want to discount Obama. You nasty super pacs. (wink wink). It is hard to pin this on me, says Romney, because you heard what I said. However, I do want to get back on point about the mess Obama has put this country.
By the way, being a Newt full fledged supporter, I never really ever heard Romney personally attack Newt. I know they cried foul because of the Super pacs who were tearing a new a hole in Newt & Santorum, but he played it just right.
It did work. Please do not be sheep and follow the strange voices out there calling for blood. You will get plenty of blood, but the secret for Romney, keep the blood off his hands.
Do Mitt supporters mention that Mitt Romney thinks that we have to 'pay for tax cuts' by getting rid of 'rich people' getting deductions? In other words, raise taxes on rich people, but just call it something else to that he can give the money to the poor 'middle class' that needs that money more, because Mitt needs some votes.
Well folks, we still have a chance to NOT end up with Mitt like we did with McCain.
The GOP convention can still turn it around.....let's dream a little....
Gingrich and Santorum. It can still happen.
How could you remotely even think that the phoney Santorum would still have a chance. And who wants him? He is the biggest fake that was in the race. I am thankful that he is out and doesn't have a shot in hell at being the nominee.