Romney looks to fend off Santorum, Paul

Romney looks to fend off Santorum, Paul

There are 252 comments on the Boston.com story from Jan 2, 2012, titled Romney looks to fend off Santorum, Paul. In it, Boston.com reports that:

Republican presidential candidate former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum smiles as he waits to speak to local residents during a campaign stop at the Daily Grind coffee shop, Sunday, Jan.

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Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#1 Jan 2, 2012
Don't bother, Mittens. You gave us ROMNEYCARE. It's futile given your record of Flip-Flopping and lying. Santorum is the Christian version of you, a Flip-Flopping pork-loving liar. Santorum supported Mittens as president in 2008, saying Mittens was "CONSERVATIVE". LOL You both can't run from your records. It's funny when people say RON PAUL is unelectable. He was elected 12 times and still serving. Last I checked, Mittens and Santorum were the unelectable ones. LOL

RON PAUL 2012!
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#2 Jan 2, 2012
RON PAUL 2012!

Here's what the general election will be like with Mittens as the candidate and who can argue with it?:

Forget Rick Perry – Mitt Romney Is Perfect for the GOP

August 16, 2011 By Tina Dupuy

The Iowa Straw Poll is to election season what Labor Day is to Fall; it’s official now – the season has begun!

I don’t care about the “viability” of candidates. I am not a prognosticator. Well, if I were, I’d be a very bad one. I said former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty was most likely to get the nomination because his name is the easiest to make puns with (i.e. Pawlenty of Votes!) and he was the first one to drop out of the race. Plus, I’ve yet to see anyone (besides me) make ANY puns with his name. Pawlenty of wrong guesses!

But I’m also not interested in “who could go all the way.” I’m interested in this moment in time. And if you look at the former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney – he’s perfect for the current Republican Party.

The first reason is he has five gorgeous able-bodied adult sons who’ve never spent a day in the military. Actually, none of the as-yet announced Republican candidates have children serving in the military. We’ve been in two wars now for nearly a decade each and yet the all-volunteer force is entirely made up of Americans not spawned from GOP candidates. For the last 30 years at least, the Republicans have been relentlessly, uniformly hawkish – but mostly with other peoples’ children. This disconnect was made evident in the ’08 election when soldiers donated money to candidate Barack Obama 6-1 over Senator John McCain​.

The second is Romney’s hard turn (read: total flip-flop) on women’s reproductive freedoms. When Romney ran against Senator Ted Kennedy in 1994, unprompted he offered,“Many, many years ago, I had a dear, close family relative that was very close to me who passed away from an illegal abortion. It is since that time that my mother and my family have been committed to the belief that we can believe as we want, but we will not force our beliefs on others on that matter. And you will not see me wavering on that.” Of course, he wavered on that. His “family relative” was Ann Keenan, who died from an infection due to her illegal abortion in 1963 when Romney was 16. Now at 64, Romney toes the party line on abortion: He’s against it. He’s now against the law that could have saved his relative’s life.

But this is consistent with the Republican Party of today. The man known as “Mr. Conservative” himself – 1964’s Republican candidate, Barry Goldwater​ was not pro-life. His wife Margaret Goldwater helped found the first Planned Parenthood in Arizona in the 1930s. If ever there was an issue (or an area) for government to get out of – it’s a uterus. But as much as current Republicans like to bark that government is getting too intrusive – Romney and his ilk want the government to tell women what to do.

Speaking of the government telling us what to do – the health care reform “individual mandate” that Republicans are so rabidly against? That was a Republican idea (first introduced in 1993) Romney implemented in his state in 2005. Now? It’s a job-killing communist plot that will destroy America! Romney and his parallel Republicans were for this job-killing communist plot that will destroy America – before they were against it.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#3 Jan 2, 2012
The third thing that makes Romney the ideal representation for his party is his time in the private sector. Yes, Romney calls himself (un-ironically) a job creator. And well, he did create jobs, but mainly in other countries. He cut thousands here at home. But he touts this accomplishment anyway. The GOP has become an anti-worker movement. They use the language of the common man, railing against “the elites.” But when it comes to policy – the GOP worships the privileged. They love the gilded class and don’t want them to have to pay taxes or hear a cross word about themselves. They’ve convinced non-elites that the top one percent are all-American magical job makers and that if we just make this tiny fraction of our country happy – our economy will once again flourish. There’s no evidence of this ever being the case. It’s pure fantasy. But Republicans treat lies like incantations – they just have to say something enough and it will manifest.

So regardless of whoever gets in the race or drops out – Romney is the ideal symbol of his party. He is the GOP. His story is the story of the Republican Party.

He’s perfect.

If Mittens wins the GOP nomination, he is garanteed to lose the general election.

RON PAUL 2012!

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#4 Jan 2, 2012
Mitt Romney has no worries; he knows that the republican establishment and the Democratic activist will make him the nominee (by hook or crook, LOL). The tea-baggers are growing more frustrated as they realize that their vote doesn’t mean a thing because they aren’t the force that the GOP has pumped them up to think that they are after the 2010 mid-terms when most Americans didn’t even vote.

Herman Cain 2012… LOL!
America is Not the Same

Miami Beach, FL

#5 Jan 2, 2012
Who ever wins IOWA LOOSES the general election.
It has happened in the last 4 elections for the GOP
Iowa Caucuses is a joke and a waste of money

The state that is a MUST win is S. Carolina
Gravediggers

United States

#6 Jan 2, 2012
Santorum is only getting press because of his strident support of Israel. Nothing more than that.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#7 Jan 2, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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Makes sense wrote:
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Makes sense wrote:
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<sigh>

Another day, another load of Paulbot spam.
Follow Through

New Hyde Park, NY

#8 Jan 2, 2012
Mitt Romney may be the front-runner today, but watch out for Ron Paul, the only viable GOP candidate in my mind. Mitt is too flip-flop to run the most influential nation in the world. He is against abortion, a complete turnaround from previous proclamations and the current oppposite of my belief that a woman should be in charge of her own body.
McCarthy was right

United States

#10 Jan 2, 2012
Mothra wrote:
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<sigh>
Another day, another load of Paulbot spam.
Paulbots are ALL nuts. Every one of them.

Now our leftist Michigan poster is clogging up the threads with cut and paste class warfare rantings from other rabid leftists.

Never forget that our phony poster says that if Paul doesn't get the nomination he will vote for Obama.
:^)
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#11 Jan 2, 2012
It's funny how when you challenge people with the facts about the candidates they support, they can't refute the facts and have to resort to saying your candidate is a lunatic and that you, as a supporter, are nuts. How pathetic!

Romney is a lying Flip-Flopper who can't be trusted. That's a fact or maybe just maybe HE IS NUTS with a multiple personality disorder.

RON PAUL 2012!
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#12 Jan 2, 2012
McCarthy was right wrote:
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Paulbots are ALL nuts. Every one of them.
Now our leftist Michigan poster is clogging up the threads with cut and paste class warfare rantings from other rabid leftists.
Never forget that our phony poster says that if Paul doesn't get the nomination he will vote for Obama.
:^)
Yup, I noticed that as well. I suspect she's the same "Seeking Truth" from a few years back, and that it now 'makes sense' for her to have a different name to not appear a (bigger) hypocrite.

LOL

btw, I also notice the Paulbots disappear whenever his foreign policy statements get posted.

I guess they haven't figured out a coordinated response to that ... or have one at all.

“Angry Antlers ”

Since: Sep 08

Miami

#13 Jan 2, 2012
All this press time on TV and in print wasted on Iowa.

Iowa represents the tiniest minority in America.

It's lily white, 12th century Christian, and about as backward and unsophisticated as it gets.

It's like the Chinese focusing on what some small backward province thinks about a national leader's electability.

We need serious political reform in this country.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#14 Jan 2, 2012
Mothra wrote:
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Yup, I noticed that as well. I suspect she's the same "Seeking Truth" from a few years back, and that it now 'makes sense' for her to have a different name to not appear a (bigger) hypocrite.
LOL
btw, I also notice the Paulbots disappear whenever his foreign policy statements get posted.
I guess they haven't figured out a coordinated response to that ... or have one at all.
I think RON PAUL has the right idea on foreign policy. You should listen to him in his own words not what you are spoon-fed from FUX News. I see that the latest is to call Dr. RON PAUL "crazy and nutty", unelectable. LOL

It seems like both major parties have no use for facts and honesty. Keep trying to distort the facts and deflect from the truth about your own candidate.

It's funny how when you challenge people with the facts about the candidates they support, they can't refute the facts and have to resort to saying your candidate is a lunatic and that you, as a supporter, are nuts. How pathetic!

Romney is a lying Flip-Flopper who can't be trusted. That's a fact or maybe just maybe HE IS NUTS with a multiple personality disorder. And as far as Romney supporters, you can see how classy sane they are by their comments.

BTW Dr. RON PAUL was elected 12 times and his opponents Mittens and Santorum are the ones who couldn't get re-elected. LOL

NEVER UNDERESTIMATE A TRUE GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT!

RON PAUL 2012!

“Make America Great Again”

Since: Jun 07

Bring Obama Back!

#15 Jan 2, 2012
Follow Through wrote:
Mitt Romney may be the front-runner today, but watch out for Ron Paul, the only viable GOP candidate in my mind. Mitt is too flip-flop to run the most influential nation in the world. He is against abortion, a complete turnaround from previous proclamations and the current oppposite of my belief that a woman should be in charge of her own body.
Mitt Romney is nothing but a RINO; he is a liberal at heart that will say and do anything to get elected. Huntsman is really the only acceptable republican candidate, but Romney will do because we know that if he were to somehow win the Democrats in Congress will easily push him around and the right would be furious knowing that they couldn’t get a conservative elected.
Mothra

Phoenix, AZ

#16 Jan 2, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
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I think RON PAUL has the right idea on foreign policy. You should listen to him in his own words not what you are spoon-fed from FUX News.
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[snip]
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And you think I get my news from Fox, why?

Never mind. Doesn't matter. It's a stupid argument. I didn't expect better from you and you lived up (down) to my expectations.

I'm familiar with RP's platform... and there are gaping holes in his foreign policy. Some of his domestic policies are fine, but seriously, do you think for one second on a national level he'd beat Obama?

Hell, I could swear your the same Obamabot "Seeking Truth" from a few years back and that you're just playing the RP supporter to help him get the nomination for the inevitable Obama landslide (against RP).

btw,notice the 'snip'? That's the point I stopped reading your crap.
Makes sense

Dearborn, MI

#17 Jan 2, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
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Mitt Romney is nothing but a RINO; he is a liberal at heart that will say and do anything to get elected. Huntsman is really the only acceptable republican candidate, but Romney will do because we know that if he were to somehow win the Democrats in Congress will easily push him around and the right would be furious knowing that they couldn’t get a conservative elected.
I wonder what the excuses will be when the Tea Party Congress has Mittens in the White House, not that I think Mittens can get elected.

RON PAUL 2012!
Paco Simms

Zion, IL

#18 Jan 2, 2012
"RUSH LIMBAUGH ADMITS MITT ROMNEY IS A GOP DISASTER IF NOMINATED."
http://youtu.be/tmFhTB-PGio

http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/forum/topics/... - If Mitt Romney gets the nomination for the GOP, it could become a GUARANTEED loss of the election. We are all tired of the Republican and Democrat Establishment choosing our presidential choices, and we all never see the change America needs. Rick Perry is a genuine reformer that America needs.

63 Reasons Rick Perry Should be President
http://youtu.be/V540wWVXIH4

Obama is the absolute worse president in US History and his socialism puts America on track with the failed economies of Greece and Italy. Obama is a puppet president being controlled by the socialist atheist billionaire, George Soros. All Democrats are Corrupt and Dirty. They are all members and contributors of Organized Crime. Obama hates America but loves using America's military resources to expand the Terrorist affiliated group's (the Muslim Brotherhood's)Islamic Agenda of Global Sharia Law.

The reason they hate Rick Perry so much is because he does not fit into their end game narrative in the media because Perry is a political outsider. Too many among republican establishment are largely Democrats in Disguise who have the habit of picking losers. ie. McCain, Dole and others.

The American people are sick and tired of their elections being manipulated by the rich and powerful socialist interests of the world like Russia and China. America is tired of the nation being lead by ninnies, sissy men, and those who have no executive experience puppets (like Obama) Perry is a real man and has the boldness to stand up for America!

Thinking people vote Rick Perry, because they refuse to re-elect a commander in chief, Obama, who STILL has Zero Executive Experience and has brought America to ruin while placating to wishes of the Muslim brother's agenda of Global Sharia law and Islamic Extremism. Now that same Obama has trick the unaware college student to support him again to the point of selling-out their nations future.

Obama: The Unknown Islamic Presidential Puppet
http://www.cross.tv/66175

Islamic Extremists Infiltrate US Government
http://www.cross.tv/61506

Rick Perry is THE ONLY SOLID CANDIDATE THAT WOULD PUT AMERICA FIRST. I WISH PEOPLE'S EYES WERE OPENED. Right now America MUST make drastic changes to reverse the damage Obama and the democrats have caused. But don't take my word for it, just listen to the actual fiscal conditions of America from the research of Conservative thinker and columnist, Mark Stein.

How a Democrat and Socialist Progressive Agenda and Direction is Destroying America
http://www.cross.tv/75572

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tom

Austin, MN

#19 Jan 2, 2012
Paco Simms wrote:
"RUSH LIMBAUGH ADMITS MITT ROMNEY IS A GOP DISASTER IF NOMINATED."
http://youtu.be/tmFhTB-PGio
http://nocompromisepac.ning.com/forum/topics/... - If Mitt Romney gets the nomination for the GOP, it could become a GUARANTEED loss of the election. We are all tired of the Republican and Democrat Establishment choosing our presidential choices, and we all never see the change America needs. Rick Perry is a genuine reformer that America needs.
63 Reasons Rick Perry Should be President
http://youtu.be/V540wWVXIH4
Obama is the absolute worse president in US History and his socialism puts America on track with the failed economies of Greece and Italy. Obama is a puppet president being controlled by the socialist atheist billionaire, George Soros. All Democrats are Corrupt and Dirty. They are all members and contributors of Organized Crime. Obama hates America but loves using America's military resources to expand the Terrorist affiliated group's (the Muslim Brotherhood's)Islamic Agenda of Global Sharia Law.
The reason they hate Rick Perry so much is because he does not fit into their end game narrative in the media because Perry is a political outsider. Too many among republican establishment are largely Democrats in Disguise who have the habit of picking losers. ie. McCain, Dole and others.
The American people are sick and tired of their elections being manipulated by the rich and powerful socialist interests of the world like Russia and China. America is tired of the nation being lead by ninnies, sissy men, and those who have no executive experience puppets (like Obama) Perry is a real man and has the boldness to stand up for America!
Thinking people vote Rick Perry, because they refuse to re-elect a commander in chief, Obama, who STILL has Zero Executive Experience and has brought America to ruin while placating to wishes of the Muslim brother's agenda of Global Sharia law and Islamic Extremism. Now that same Obama has trick the unaware college student to support him again to the point of selling-out their nations future.
Obama: The Unknown Islamic Presidential Puppet
http://www.cross.tv/66175
Islamic Extremists Infiltrate US Government
http://www.cross.tv/61506
Rick Perry is THE ONLY SOLID CANDIDATE THAT WOULD PUT AMERICA FIRST. I WISH PEOPLE'S EYES WERE OPENED. Right now America MUST make drastic changes to reverse the damage Obama and the democrats have caused. But don't take my word for it, just listen to the actual fiscal conditions of America from the research of Conservative thinker and columnist, Mark Stein.
How a Democrat and Socialist Progressive Agenda and Direction is Destroying America
http://www.cross.tv/75572
.
Rick Perry is more of W Bush.....No thanks we dont want toa dd another 7 trilion to debt and start more unfunded wars....Obama is horrible terrible and nasty as President....But we need a REAL conservative so......RON PAUL 2012!!!!!!!!!
McCarthy was right

United States

#21 Jan 2, 2012
Makes sense wrote:
<quoted text>
I think RON PAUL has the right idea on foreign policy. You should listen to him in his own words not what you are spoon-fed from FUX News. I see that the latest is to call Dr. RON PAUL "crazy and nutty", unelectable.
-snip-
Like many conservatives, I'm not particularly enamored of any of the GOP candidates, but I'm willing to vote for any of them against Obama's efforts to turn America into a Marxist state. As such, I've paid close attention to Ron Paul on many occasions, hoping to see something more than a bigoted wing nut with shallow, irresponsible foreign policy ideas.

So far, all he's done is reinforce the fact that he's a lightweight with delusions of grandeur.

P.S. You may as well stop with foolishly repetitious and dullard "FUX News" bromide. I don't watch any cable news channels, including Fox, CNN or MSNBC. Can you say the same...without lying?
:^)

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#22 Jan 2, 2012
Marine Corp Pat wrote:
Mitt Romney has no worries; he knows that the republican establishment and the Democratic activist will make him the nominee (by hook or crook, LOL). The tea-baggers are growing more frustrated as they realize that their vote doesn’t mean a thing because they aren’t the force that the GOP has pumped them up to think that they are after the 2010 mid-terms when most Americans didn’t even vote.
Herman Cain 2012… LOL!
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