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The Romney Coronation Begins?

firewarning Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:23 PM
I just can't believe that the GOP has allowed Romney to be shoved down their throats when there are real conservatives like Rick Santorum around. I can't figure out what, if anything Romney stands for other that getting elected. It feels like he is buying the nomination. The question become - is he better than nothing? My gut feel as an independent, is no, he isn't. There is no way on earth I can vote for this man. Maybe I'd leave the election box blank, but I can't see him running things.
RAY USA Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:40 PM
Yeah....it's really hard to vote for a guy who's been married to one woman for 42 years, has raised a fine family, worked in the private sector most of his life, is a self made success (Mitt obviously started with many advantages, although not all children of successful people have done as well as Mitt), is an entrepreneur and believes in smaller government. Oh yeah, and he has consistently gotten the most votes among Republicans.
Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 2:02 PM
Maybe it's because that pesky Romneycare-Obamacare thing sticks in a lot of Republicans throats.
firewarning Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 2:04 PM
OK - Romney have won the most delegates, but he has consistently won most primaries by less than 50%. He many have gotten more votes than the other guys, but the majority of GOP voters still aren't voting for him. If the GOP isn't behind him at this stage, don't expect me, as an independent, to get excited about him. He is NOT a conservative. His position is like a bowl of runny Jello - there is nothing firm about it.

As far as the personal stuff - I don't care. Reagan was divorced and honestly his kids were brats and hated him. I only care about what he'll do as President and I can't figure out what that is - even now.
He says he'll get rid of Obamacare, but how do I know he won't just rename it Romneycare National?
Nominate Santorum
firewarning Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 2:04 PM
OK - Romney have won the most delegates, but he has consistently won most primaries by less than 50%. He many have gotten more votes than the other guys, but the majority of GOP voters still aren't voting for him. If the GOP isn't behind him at this stage, don't expect me, as an independent, to get excited about him. He is NOT a conservative. His position is like a bowl of runny Jello - there is nothing firm about it.

As far as the personal stuff - I don't care. Reagan was divorced and honestly his kids were brats and hated him. I only care about what he'll do as President and I can't figure out what that is - even now.
He says he'll get rid of Obamacare, but how do I know he won't just rename it Romneycare National?
Nominate Santorum
Cardinal5671 Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:34 PM
Then look at it another way.... Can you see Obama with a second term? Is that a good thing? Romney is not nearly as bad as Obama.
firewarning Wrote: Apr 03, 2012 1:53 PM
And rotten bread isn't nearly as bad as rotten fish. Sorry, I'm not gonna hold my noise on this guy. I could see Santorum or even Gingrich at this point, but the GOP needs to put out something worthwhile.

As Republicans head to the polls in Maryland, Washington DC, and Wisconsin today (more on those primaries below), they might be forgiven for wondering if they're merely spinning their wheels.  Several developments over the last 24 hours point to a growing consensus that Mitt Romney's eventual nomination is now a fait accompli.  To wit:
 

(1) The Obama campaign is running an ad in swing states that explicitly treats the former governor as the president's general election opponent: