"A wise and frugal government which shall restrain men
from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government."
(Thomas Jefferson)

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Latest on MItt Romney: Sen DeMint (SC), Gov Nikki Haley (SC), and former Senator Judd Gregg (NH) not on board for Romney in 2010!

We go from covering Senator Marco Rubio yesterday to reading and posting about Mitt Romney today. What a come down.

Must admit I was SHOCKED to read last night that Jim DeMint who touts himself as being 'The conservative voice' in the Senate and how we need only 'conservatives' elected supported Mitt Romney in 2008 for President. So did Nikki Haley who is now the Governor of South Carolina. Makes zero sense.

Will someone please tell me how someone like DeMint who supported some pretty far right Republicans in 2010 for Senate and went after what he considered 'establishment and elitist' Republicans could possibly support Mitt Romney who is one of the most 'establishment' and 'elitist' Republicans we have who self financed a lot of his own campaign in 2008.

They supported Romney without knowing for sure where Romney stands on pro-life issues but knew he was part of the the debacle of healthcare in MA? Looks like to us DeMint and others are hypocrits who let their dislike of McCain cloud their vision in 2008. Think it is time the rank and file Republicans quit allowing people like DeMint to determine who is 'establishment' and 'elitist' in the GOP because obviously in 2008 he supported Romney who is both.

Anyone that tells themselves that Romney is a hard core conservative needs to look in the mirror and tell themselves they probably shouldn't be involved in politics.

Former Senator Judd Gregg from NH I can see would support Romney but then I never put him in the very conservative category. Now even Sen Gregg is not sure he will support Romney. Another key person former Rep Vin Weber from Minnesota is now helping former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty not Romney:

“He benefited in 2008 with some people who were looking for the not-McCain candidate,” contended former Rep. Vin Weber (R-Minn.), who backed Romney in 2008 and still thinks highly of him, but is now a top adviser to Tim Pawlenty. “Romney was the obvious, most broadly acceptable alternative to McCain. And he had the benefit of being a fresh face.”

Romney is going around tying up big donors but he forgets they only have one vote just like us who donate small amounts of money. If Romney thinks he can buy the nomination, think again. With Judd Gregg not embracing Romney in NH and thinking of running himself, Romney is doomed.

The media loves to put Romney out and front but except for the Mormons supporting his candidacy, we don't see a lot of others and even then they are not fully on board this time. Wonder if he is going to do at CPAC what he did the last time -- bus in supporters from around the country and pay for their ballots. Some of them were not even old enough to vote in the primary or general election. Is Romney the reason that the ACU for CPAC has opened up their doors to obvious gay groups causing some conservatives to back out.

Are Republicans going to allow the media to pick a candidate against Obama. If they are, then Marco Rubio needs to get himself ready for a run in 2016 because we will lose the 2012 election to Obama. In my world if a candidate ran in 2008 and couldn't beat McCain, then they should forget about running in 2012 and that includes all of them.

Read more on Romney at: Politico

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