As the establishment front runner, I think he's taking the nomination for granted and preparing for the general election. He'll look a lot more consistent and will leave fewer land mines for Obama's team to dig up if he doesn't have to make a big lurch to the right after the primary.
Obama's has a dedicated army of loyalists and we already know he's willing to cheat to win. To beat him and put to rest any pending lawsuits contesting the election, the Republican will have to win in a landslide.
Pleasing the conservative base could win Romney the primary, but our next President will be the one who most appeals to the mushy middle. I think they are his target.
Here's what you'll get with Romney as your candidate. Over, and over, and over:
Obama: "Once again, I'd like to thank Mitt Romney for having the courage to come up with the model for The Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act. Thanks to his hard work, we were able to finally give Americans the heathcare they need."
Romney is a guaranteed loser, right out of the box. We may as well nominate Olympia Snowe.
Here's a little dose of reality: neither party is going to stop illegal imigration. No candidate is serious about illegal imigration. Even Ronald Reagan granted amnesty. This is a "carrot and stick issue" that pols use to get throught the primaries and then once in office they never follow through.
Let us measure someone after prolonged actions. Otherwise he can deliver if given time.
Beck has praised Bachmann or Santorum.
I have not heard him recommend Romney or Huntsman, though, in spite of the Mormon connection.
Beck may be coming around on Gingrich because of the fact that Newt is willing to take on the activist liberal bullies in the judiciary.
However - Beck and the rest of the pundits and media people from Limbaugh to Drudge are only fallible humans with good intentions, and a love of God and country.
Beck is a wild man of fierce enthusiasms, who likes to be an opinion leader and influence the public and sometimes unwilling to admit mistakes.
Glenn Beck is not to be our guide or prophet any more than Joseph Smith, William Miller (of the 1843 Great Disappointment), Oral Roberts, Jim Bakker, Mohammed or Jim Jones should be.
At the very center of the Bible has Psalm 118:8-9 is a strong admonition/warning: Don't trust in man or in princes. Don't trust in their man-made ideologies, philosophies, political systems or religions.
There has only been one Law carved by the Hand of GOD throughout all time. It is simple and evidence in science and history supports it.
There are Ten and Two Great Commandments and the spiritual principles or laws throughout Scripture: Reaping and Sowing; the Golden Rule: Do unto others as you would have them do unto you; Forgive as you would be forgiven; Give and it will be given unto you, Seek and You will find when you seek with all your heart...the Royal law: Bear one anothers' burdens - all are congruent, in unity and agreement with one another.
LOOK to the One Lawgiver and His Law, to the One who has been given all authority - Jesus Christ - and to His Word (the Bible and Commandments) and One Holy Spirit that is to be our ultimate guidance. These are all in agreement and do not contradict one another and they are the true guide. Repentance and returning to congruity with GOD's Law is the only way to save the US.
Currently, we have laws that promote sin and enable us to break all of GOD's commandments and we have some that force us to do so with the help of the courts, legislators, lobbyists and lawyers. Thus what we now have is lawlessness from the Biblical point of view. Sin IS Lawlessness (I John 3:4)
The liberal left elites with big big money and the radical agenda groups demand abortion, anything goes sexuality, fiscal irresponsibility, socialism/totalitarianism, violations of conscience, and they are even moving to control human thought and speech and to forbid worship and peaceful dissent in public and on the airwaves. They are in fact, promoting Biblical lawlessness.
Perry, Santorum, Bachmann and Gingrich have all pointed this out - and they are being reviled and ridiculed by the liberal left.
WHY does the Liberal Media LIKE Romney?
WHY do they demonize all the Conservatives? (Despite the fact that Liberal states and cities are bankrupt?)
Why do they call the Tea Party terrorists? (Yet love the Occupiers?)
Why do they call Ryan's plan evil and a lie in today's news? (Yet love every costly wasteful crony-beneficient plan of Obama's that history has shown to fail?)
There's a long history of this. This Spectator article traces the history of this battle and gives a long, but not complete list of conservatives the liberals and their press have attempted to sideline and discredit. http://spectator.org/archives/2011/12/06/the-demonizing-of-conservative
And the author says why this is so.
That it's the same old battle and the same old choice:
"To choose the individual and freedom over collectivism.
To choose faith over atheism.
To choose God over Man."
Romans 1:18-32 shows us the progression of the choices that lead into lawlessness and perdition.
LOL! "I'm probably not going to be calling him names so much as calling him a failure." That's very considerate. I'm sure Obama is much less offended at being called the name 'failure' than he would be at being called the name 'socialist'.
How can we expect a man who fails to recognize and follow after the true Christ to not recognize and follow after a false one? Bearing a false light only tries to hide and protect the darkness of socialism.
and lets not forget the "I think President Obama is a really nice guy. It's just his policies are bad for the country" were in trouble if this guy gets the nomination!!!
His parents were both communists with Muslim roots. He studied socialism (communism) and Islam both in school. He joined socialist associations and hired devout communists in his cabinet all the while he and his staff praised him and them for such a great choice for hire. I'm not going to vote if Romney is our guy. I don't like Newt much at all. You guys aren't too serious about putting out any fires.
Stop twisting Rommey words: Obama is a Socialist. He says he won’t call Obama names and believes he’s just a big government liberal who is in over his head yet, the press is on to talk trash. Let's make sure on this campaign trail we get the issues of what is wrong with America and how it is being ran. If we be come derailed by words that will not change the minds of the American people of how Obama is not the right man to turn this country around we will distract away for what we are trying to do.
"He’s gonna fold like a lawn chair, just like McCain."
you can count on it.
i'll vote for romney if he gets the nomination. but i'll be voting for a prog who may well lose to the worst president ever.
I think you folks should stop by the thread over at the Philip Klein article at The Examiner, where he does a very good job of expressing THE main concern over Romney as a potential President.
There are specific reasons why we should doubt Romney will manage to repeal Obamacare.
Klein is absolutely correct. The folks at The Examiner need to understand why.
(It's a Disqus-powered comment system, so you can jump right in.)
C'mon, Mittens, you know you wanna say it...go on, show some backbone and call Obama what he is-a socialist, a raving socialist. There, it isn't so hard to say, is it?
I agree that many think of him as not too bright. It is a stigma that he will have to overcome, never entirely, but with enough people to win in the general. I believe he can and so support him. NO candidate is perfect, but he's the best we got. Impeccable personal life/credentials + successful governor and honest conservative.
I think Romney is a classical liberal with no strong political principles - more driven by the direction of the day's political wind. Politically speaking, he's more pragmatic than ideological. He'll espouse the policies he thinks he needs to in order to be elected. That's not all bad. He would never have been governor of MA if he was a conservative purist.
The problem I have with him is that he will not stand on principle when public opinion is weak or clearly wrong. That's how I view his involvement in MassCare. His state clearly wanted a single payer system, so he helped give them one. If he was more principled, he would never have participated in crafting the legislation and would have told the legislature they would have to pass it over his veto.
We need a real leader now. Not a weather vane.
This is why the GOP should nominate Perry. The election needs to be about socialism/progressivism vs. capitalism/individualism. Romney and Gingrich, while articulate, cannot make the case that needs to be made. Neither of them are for small govt. Perry, while not the most articulate guy I've ever listened to (lol), has the bonafides. He can show a model that works - Texas - versus the current state of America. He can bring the case against Obamacare. Against over-regulation.
I'm not a Perry booster. I have concerns about America wanting another Texan POTUS. But it has become clear to me that Perry makes the most sense given the current situation and candidates. I believe that Romney or Gingrich would both be better than Obama, but you're going to get muddled, politically centrist, government-based policies from them. They are both squishes.
That's funny, a lawn chair - great analogy, fits him well. Again, here he is trying to be the all around everybody like me guy, whatever fits the atmosphere at that time. Oddly enough, he will not call O names or call O out, but does it to his opponents. His character is all to familiar. And that is only the start of the reasons not to vote for him.
Are you kidding?? Another 4 years of George Bush would be great right now compared to the Marxist in the White House. I'd take Bush over One-bama in a heartbeat.
I give up.
There is no hope. A bunch of Pixies are running for POTUS.
obama is a leninist purposly ruining the country. If Romney actually comes out and to be politically correct says obama isn't a socialist, I don't need a politically correct POTUS. This crap started with Clinton the abuser and ever since then everyone is walking on egg shells.
Go home Mitt, go play with your grandchildren and help them find their toys. Maybe they'll help you find a backbone.
I know the feeling. I've been baking- got a late start. Merry Blessed Christmas to you and your family brother! Amen on the reason for the CHRISTmas Season! :-) I'm hanging in, and hope you do too!
RedState.com just gave an endorsement to Perry that's pretty impressive. So did Ace.com Now that Newt is collapsing and panicked voters are running to Crazy Ron Paul it's time to take another look at Perry.
Perry/Rubio 2012 because the pre-game show is over, the clowns have entertained us and now it's time for the main event.
romney is too damn safe...and has no fire...but he will be the nominee because conservatives can't get their act together and get behind the 'not romney' candidate.
These are my concerns about Romney...
Mitt Romney claims to be a conservative, but his political views and his record as governor of Massachusetts, shows that he is in fact a staunch liberal...
Liberal Mitt's Greatest Hits:
The Mitt Romney Deception
1. Romney supported federal funding of abortion: After 3 years of his supposed “pro-life conversion” he signed $50 abortions into law as part of his healthcare plan that was endorsed by Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, and Planned Parenthood. In 1999 Romney said, "When I am asked if am I pro-choice or pro-life, I say I refuse to accept either label." (Glen Warchol, "This Is The Place, But Politics May Lead Romneys Elsewhere," The Salt Lake Tribune, 2/14/99)
2. Romney supported government mandated healthcare (Romneycare) in Massachusetts: He signed into law the forerunner of ObamaCare, and records show that three of Romney's advisers met a dozen times with senior Obama officials to help craft Obama's signature legislation. (Article: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44854320/ns/politics-decision_2012/t/white-house-used-mitt-romney-health-care-law-blueprint-federal-law/#.TuWQwfKbExA)
3. Romney Supported a Pro-Gay Agenda: He unilaterally implemented same-sex “marriage” in Massachusetts. He boosted funding for homosexual and transgender “education” starting in kindergarten and promised the homosexual Log Cabin Republicans he would not oppose “gay marriage” in return for their endorsement.
4. As governor, Romney passed over Republican lawyers for three quarters of the 36 judicial vacancies he faced and nominated 2 open homosexuals.
5. Romney claims to stand for religious liberty and freedom of conscience, however, he supports the passage of the state level, Employment Non-Discrimination Act, which would force churches and other religious organizations to hire homosexuals and transvestites or face criminal fines and prosecution.
6. On Gun Control, Romney favors the "Assault" Weapons Ban and he favors a waiting period, before a person can buy a handgun, Romney stated, "I don't think [the waiting period] will have a massive effect on crime but I think it will have a positive effect." - Boston Herald, 8/1/1994
7. As governor, Romney opposed the Bush Tax Cuts (for which he was lauded by Barney Frank) and raised taxes and fees by a billion dollars which has decimated the Massachusetts economy.
8. Romney supported the unconstitutional and wasteful “porkulus” spending and he supported the unconstitutional bailouts of bad business.
9. Romney believes in the international hoax of man-made global warming.
We want a nominee that tells the TRUTH. No fancy footwork - TRUTH. Dancing around the word Socialist is a perfect example of why we do not want Mittens. We're looking for a nominee with the cojones to speak what conservatives think - No Sissy Men!! Of the choices we have only Newt fits the bill.
In case you forgot how McCain had folded like a lawnchair:
Don't expect Romney to be any different here.