Monday, February 6, 2012

In Case You Missed It...

Mitt Romney was spotted outside Lucas Oil Stadium earlier today. Fortunately, someone took a picture....

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CNN's John King calls Romney 'Governor Mormon.' Intentional? You be the judge...


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Gingrich, Santorum, Paul in Minnesota Monday. No Romney.

Romney had planned on visiting Minnesota, but opted to spend more time in Colorado instead. _____________________________________________________________

Hot Air editor, and Minnesota resident, Ed Morrisey endorsed Rick Santorum today.
....Why Santorum? In my estimation, Santorum is the last consistent conservative standing, and the only one both promoting the conservative agenda and campaigning as a conservative in the race. That doesn’t make Santorum perfect; he lacks the executive experience I’d like to see, and some of his positions in the past and present give me pause. However, compared to the heterodoxies of his competitors in the GOP race, Santorum has a superior record on promoting conservative policies and values.

Even more than that, though, Santorum has demonstrated a level of personal integrity in this race that outshines the rest of the field. Santorum has campaigned with blue-collar Reagan Democrats in mind, pushing for an economic plan that would revitalize manufacturing and small business. He could easily have tipped over into class-warfare populism while Gingrich and Romney bashed each other over their work at Bain and Freddie Mac in order to ingratiate himself with that sector by playing on latent envy. Instead, he defended capitalism and both of his competitors on the campaign trail more effectively than either could defend themselves. In contrast, Romney keeps demonstrating a lack of fluency in conservative politics and philosophy, while Gingrich has conducted a personal, angry campaign that threatens to reinforce every negative stereotype about conservatives, both at times putting themselves and their ambitions above the party they seek to lead.....
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I have decided to vote for Santorum in the Minnesota GOP Caucus on Tuesday. Although I had been leaning his way over the past few weeks, I was truly undecided until this morning, when PPP released a poll showing him with a slight lead over Romney. I was prepared to vote for the candidate with the best chance of defeating Romney. I have to say, I'm a bit relieved that I won't have to resort to casting a vote for Ron Paul.

20 comments:

Right Wingnut said...

Nevada caucuses suffer low turnout, surly confrontations

Nevada Republican Party officials may be rethinking how they conduct caucuses after Saturday night's main event provided much lower-than-expected turnout and a bitter confrontation ensued at a special evening caucus after people were turned away for not proving they were delayed from earlier voting because of the Jewish Sabbath.......

.......In 2008, the GOP counted 44,324 votes. If current calculations hold, that would mean there were about 10,000 fewer votes in 2012 than in 2008, which is almost half the amount Nevada GOP Chairwoman Amy Tarkanian predicted.....


http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/02/05/nevada-caucuses-suffer-low-turnout-surly-confrontations/

leighrow said...

Shocking that Ed Morrissy would endorse Santorum-NOT!

This guy has been a leading ABR voice and it is laughable that he even tries to give the impression that there might have been the possibility of him supporting Romney.

I guess Ed wants a 3rd term of GWB and another career politician.

Sorry RW, but I have read several of this guy's blogs and to me he clearly has an agenda and it has always been an ABR agenda.

Anonymous said...

Dont worry RW 1,071,578 primary voters have already voted for Romney. I guess it'll be ok if we lose one vote.

The RW goes, "DERP DERP DERP" all the way home.

Lori Patriot said...

Rich Santorum is not conservative on anything but social issues. He's for earmarks, raising the debt ceiling and for most of the things that a "true conservative" would find unacceptable. Your ABR mindset is indicative of a deeper issue. Romney was a businessman NOT a politician. He made gaffes and took bad advice. He altered and refined some views. BIG DEAL. So has Santorum. You are a hypocrite RW.

Anonymous said...

I thought you took your ball and went home, RW?

-Martha

Anonymous said...

there is no way that santorum can beat obama...that is just laughable thinking!

Anonymous said...

Ed Morrisey is just following the lead of his boss, Michelle Malkin. Although I think Santorum could beat Obama, he will not win the nomination. It's not even clear that he won Iowa, so Santorum has not won a primary or caucus outright, and he still splits the ABR vote with Gingrich. It's hard to see a path to the nomination for Gingrich or Santorum, and rumor has it that Paul supporters will throw in with Romney when Paul gets to speak at the convention.

Slick-Willy said...

RW - You lack principle.

Bullwinkle said...

Oh ha ha, another Romney flip flop joke, ha ha!

I guess you missed this today:
https://twitter.com/#!/MittRomney/status/166218143981772800

Jeez, RWN...you've devolved into an absolute douche bag. Try playing with a full deck sometime, k?

Anonymous said...

And who will get your vote after Santorum drops out? It's only a matter of time--and not much time at that.

Santorum's got no chance, no money, no organization. No executive experience, for pete's sake! No compelling argument for his candidacy other than his social conservatism (which is so rigid that it turns off moderates and independents, without whom there can be no GOP victory in 2012).

Bottom line, Santorum's not a serious presidential contender. He's on a vanity tour (sorry, but there's no other way to characterize it), which will take him straight back to a contract with FoxNews once all this is over.

Anonymous said...

Who cares about Minnesota? Santorum can have it. Romney will be the nominee, Period.

BTW, John King did not intentionally say Governor mormon, looks more like a tongue twister since mormon was on his little graph.

Terrye said...

Oh yeah...Romney the flip flopper in the stupid cartoon..how original, how cutting and edgy..you should have run a cartoon with Gingrich wearing a diaper and a tin foil hat. Or maybe Santorum in a sweater vest with a union logo on it.

And it is not surprising that Ed or anyone at Hot Air would not endorse Romney..like several other ABR hypocrites they were not so down on Romney when they were complaining about McCain last time around..but this time there was never any pretense at objectivity. As for Santorum....it is funny considering the fact that none of these people could stand the guy a few months ago and he has virtually no chance of winning. Not to mention that fact that he went out of his way to be critical to Tea Party candidates in 2010, preferring the incumbents and mainstream party people. He had not one good word to say about Rand Paul..and here Ed is sucking up...I am shocked, shocked to find talking heads in the provincial echo chamber of rightie blogs refusing to back the man who is preferred by the rank and file they supposedly speak for.

As for Santorum, he does have something over Gingrich...he is sane.

Anonymous said...

And Ed Morrissey is...?

Ellie

Machtyn said...

Look, people, why do attack RWN for his views. Yes, I disagree with him and think his logic is unfounded, but that doesn't mean you have to be nasty. (And, yes, I am aware of the mean and unfair things he has said about our guy.)

In any case I prefer the candidate who is most prepared and organized. That leaves Ron Paul and Mitt Romney. What I find interesting is that the two ABR Republicans left in the race are the two that have not suffered early surges. Gingrich notwithstanding - he's an aberration.

Jerald said...

RWN...Is your Romney Derangement Syndrome cronic or just acute?

Either way, gets some treatment already...

Anonymous said...

The comment about the caucuses in Nevada made me chuckle. It was probably a bunch of Ron Paul kids who couldn't get out of bed by 9 in the morning to vote for him. So, they showed up at the late caucus and got kicked out for their trouble. LOL!!

Seriously, the Nevada caucuses were run by each place differently. It's a bit of a hodge podge. Then they added the late caucus for observers of the Jewish Sabbath, which is fine, but could be used to cheat if not done properly, and the mix becomes quite a brew.

I know this might shock people, but Nevada might have lost some people in the last few years. The foreclosure rate is the highest in the nation, and the unemployment rate is higher, as well. I bet a lot of people have tried to find jobs elsewhere and have moved out. I am quite certain that Arizona's growth rate has slowed in the last few years, if it hasn't gone negative, for many of the same reasons.

I just got my Primary ballot in the mail. I vote by mail! Guess who I'm voting for? It won't be Gingrich, Paul, OR Santorum! I like my logic way better than RW's. I think Romney is a winner, and he actually will be able to fix things. Santorum is a nice guy, but.... well, he doesn't have much experience as a leader, and he doesn't have the organization to take on Obama. Wishing Santorum had more money or ability to inspire than he does doesn't get you anywhere, sorry!

AZ

Anonymous said...

Go get em RW...I like Rick and could proudly vote for him in the slim chance that he's our nominee. So sad that the "true conservatives" ran back to Moonbeam after IA...had they stayed with Rick and given him a SC win, the race would be be much different now. I still think Romney's advantages would be there (organization, money, etc.) but there wouldn't be the split between Newty and Rick.

The only bad thing I really can say about Santorum is that he has never led anything...nothing, nada, zilch. The buck has never stopped at his desk. He loves to say that he represented his constituents on "right to work", and then hammers Romney over representing his state as a GOVERNOR. I personally like people that have demonstrated leadership by actually serving in chairs of leadership...not just causes.

I'm just glad that it doesn't look like Moonbeam has a chance at winning Minnesota, because it would be sad to see RW cast his lot for him just to take down Romney...Santorum is a very respectable choice and you won't have to feel all icky about placing your vote with Lunacy.

Gordon

Lionhead said...

RW, sorry I'm late in welcoming you back as a poster, but I was entertaining an out of state visitor as well as viewing the Super Bowl, where my favorite team, the Giants, won.

So, welcome back & keep up the conservative viewpoint. I'm researching my first post on Gov't involvement in healthcare. I think it will surprise some readers.

I note no one answered your remark re "Governor Morman." It seems like it might be a Freudian slip by John King. Could that be how he views him? Time will tell.

Religious bias' might be coming out now as any Socialist candidate or media advocate would desire to belittle such beliefs in God, any God. Let's see if the MSM slips on this again.

Anonymous said...

John King had a slip of the tongue...no biggie

Anonymous said...

machtyn, your right lets be civil with RWN....

mittisit