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AP: Romney and the Tea Party
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Author:  byourCreator [ Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:40 pm ]
Post subject:  AP: Romney and the Tea Party

These people must have been reading here at HA as we have been saying these things for some time now.

Quote:
...Polls of Republicans show Romney holding steady at about 25 percent, while Bachmann, Perry and Cain take turns making surges. "That tells me that 75 percent of the primary voters would really rather have someone else," said GOP lobbyist and consultant Mike McKenna.

Many tea party activists have little or no loyalty to the Republican Party, and McKenna predicts big problems next year if they feel their conservative values were sacrificed for political expediency. "Romney would cause enormous numbers of tea party-type voters to simply not show on game day," he said.

The chief question, he said, "is whether one candidate will be able to aggregate the anti-Romney Republicans before it is too late." Perry seems the likeliest choice, McKenna said, "but the clock is ticking."

Jenny Beth Martin of Atlanta, who is active with Tea Party Patriots, said several groups are having informal talks about whether they should try to coalesce behind an alternative to Romney. Tea partyers cherish their independence, she said, and "over the next eight to 10 weeks, it'll be interesting to see how it all shapes up."

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh repeatedly criticized Romney on his radio show last week. "Romney is not a conservative," he said. "The Republican base doesn't want Romney." ...


Read the rest here:
http://news.yahoo.com/romneys-rise-challenges-tea-partys-clout-gop-131726078.html

If the Tea Party wants a candidate they can coalesce behind, AND win the White House, then they better talk to Huckabee very very quickly. Time is running out and the others just won't cut it.

Not only will conservative voters be dispirited about the presidency and not show up at the polls if Romney is the nominee, but their absence will mean that many good conservative candidates all the way up and down the tickets will lack the necessary votes to win. The whole conservative movement will suffer as it always does when the ticket is weak at the top.

Come on GOP elites and Tea Party leaders alike. If I can see this then surely you too can see this train wreak coming. (I'm writing this little editorial since its obvious they come here to get their ideas 8) )

Author:  christopher.wilkerson [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: AP: Romney and the Tea Party

Who can unify the supporters of Bachmann, Santorum, Cain, and possibly Perry? I think only Huckabee has that appeal. Who can beat Romney in a GOP primary? Well, there's one guy who's done it before....

This thought seed needs to be implanted in the conservative thinkers' heads.

On another note, I had kind of a fantasy scenario about how Huckabee could announce.

He could announce that he was going to make an endorsement on his show, and the leadup would be similar to his last announcement. On the show he would say,

Quote:
"When making my decision on who to endorse, I was looking for a candidate who:

Has always been strongly pro-life and pro-marriage.
Was against TARP and the bailouts.
Has extensive executive experience
Who is against healthcare mandates
Who is not afraid to be a reformer, whether it's regarding taxes or entitlements...."
(and so on)
Quote:
"Unfortunately, there is no candidate currently running who meets these criteria. But I said I would make my endorsement."

(then he could use the old Reagan trick)
Quote:
"I endorse American exceptionalism, traditional values, respect for the constitution, ..."
(and so on with whatever laundry list sounds good)

Quote:
"That's why I've decided to seek the nomination myself. I face an uphill battle by jumping in so late. The current frontrunner in the race is not acceptable to a majority of the party. I ask that those of you who are not satisfied with the inevitability of Romney to unite behind a candidate who has beat him before, and one who can beat President Obama next November."
(at this point all the the other candidates' staff simultaneously quit, forcing the collapse of all the campaigns. They bow out and endorse MH. )
:mrgreen: 8)

Quote:
"This is my last show here at FoxNews. I'll see you on the campaign trail."



Could happen, right?

Author:  nrobyar [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AP: Romney and the Tea Party

Does anyone have a connection/contact information on the people behind the Tea Party? We need someone to contact them asap to state our case for Governor Huckabee. Time is indeed running out but it's not too late...

Author:  Indiana4Huck [ Sun Oct 16, 2011 9:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: AP: Romney and the Tea Party

byourCreator wrote:
These people must have been reading here at HA as we have been saying these things for some time now.

Quote:
...Polls of Republicans show Romney holding steady at about 25 percent, while Bachmann, Perry and Cain take turns making surges. "That tells me that 75 percent of the primary voters would really rather have someone else," said GOP lobbyist and consultant Mike McKenna.

Many tea party activists have little or no loyalty to the Republican Party, and McKenna predicts big problems next year if they feel their conservative values were sacrificed for political expediency. "Romney would cause enormous numbers of tea party-type voters to simply not show on game day," he said.

The chief question, he said, "is whether one candidate will be able to aggregate the anti-Romney Republicans before it is too late." Perry seems the likeliest choice, McKenna said, "but the clock is ticking."

Jenny Beth Martin of Atlanta, who is active with Tea Party Patriots, said several groups are having informal talks about whether they should try to coalesce behind an alternative to Romney. Tea partyers cherish their independence, she said, and "over the next eight to 10 weeks, it'll be interesting to see how it all shapes up."

Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh repeatedly criticized Romney on his radio show last week. "Romney is not a conservative," he said. "The Republican base doesn't want Romney." ...


Read the rest here:
http://news.yahoo.com/romneys-rise-challenges-tea-partys-clout-gop-131726078.html

If the Tea Party wants a candidate they can coalesce behind, AND win the White House, then they better talk to Huckabee very very quickly. Time is running out and the others just won't cut it.

Not only will conservative voters be dispirited about the presidency and not show up at the polls if Romney is the nominee, but their absence will mean that many good conservative candidates all the way up and down the tickets will lack the necessary votes to win. The whole conservative movement will suffer as it always does when the ticket is weak at the top.

Come on GOP elites and Tea Party leaders alike. If I can see this then surely you too can see this train wreak coming. (I'm writing this little editorial since its obvious they come here to get their ideas 8) )
My nephew predicted that if Romney wins, it will be the end of conservativism. Interesting thought.

Author:  QuoVadisAnima [ Mon Oct 17, 2011 1:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: AP: Romney and the Tea Party

Quote:
Conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh repeatedly criticized Romney on his radio show last week. "Romney is not a conservative," he said. "The Republican base doesn't want Romney." ...

Is this the same Rush who was blaming Huckabee for being a spoiler - splitting the conservative vote & ruining Romney's chance to win in WV? Oops, we're not supposed to remember that, are we? :roll:

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