“A better America begins tonight” – Mitt Romney’s full victory speech after 5-state sweep

Many on twitter said this was Romney’s best speech thus far in the campaign. You can watch it below:

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  • M_J_S

    Levin had it right, Romney still doesn’t “get it”. Romney talks in Obama-speak instead of articulating the Constitution, because Romney isn’t a Conservative. THIS is why Romney will lose.

    • That’s the spirit !!!!!!

      Nothing can stop us now !!!

      • rjcylon

        time to win.

    • klaffner

      Really? still invested in Romney losing is not all that productive at this point.

      See you at the polls on Nov. 6. Where you will be casting your ballot for Romney.

      • M_J_S

        Hey D*ckweed, I’ll be home on November 6th watching Romney lose.

        • CPAguy

          You don’t have to vote for Romney , in fact, I discourage it….but don’t forget to vote for Conservatives down ticket!

          • Jim Botts

            I don’t know what simply electing more conservatives to congress will accomplish if Romney looses. I mean, man, Boehner and McConnell have done such a bang up job on the budget issues thus far…..

            You don’t have to love Romney to vote for him…… Think of it as a repudiation of the incumbent. We will miss our opportunity to send a message that if anyone in the Democrat party tries what Obama has tried again, they will be a one term president.

            I don’t care much for Romney either, and my expectations are low, but to not show up at the polls, or vote third party is the utter act of selfishness this time around. We aren’t facing a Clinton who was a politician first over ideology, we aren’t facing a Paul Tsongas, but a full blooded marxist.

            Obama wins, count on another 5 or 6 trillion added to the national debt. The economy won’t grow, and will probably enter a full bore depression so bad that even the media can’t hide it anymore. We’ll never recover. Romney wins, we might have a chance to get started rolling this crap back.

            • Maybe if we had a 60 vote Senate we could successfully impeach Obama if he were to win and then we could have Biden. It could make things interesting that’s for sure.

            • JRD1

              Romney is corrupt. You vote for him. I’ll pass.

            • salg01

              give its up the right wing nut jobs on this site are to blind and dumb to see that obama is so much worse for us than romney. they would rather see our country destroyed than vote for romney, they are traitors to our country!!!

              • W.

                There is hope in another candidate or party – the RNC and Romney offer no hope, just illusion and delusion.

        • LiveFreeOrDie2012

          Your children and their children will have you to partially blame for the destruction of this country then. Obama must go!

          • JRD1

            Your children and their children will have you to blame for the destruction of the country then, Romney is corrupt.

            • LiveFreeOrDie2012

              Hilarious. Name one issue where Obama is better than Romney. Goldwater and Reagan would be laughing at you! You always vote for the most conservative candidate that is electable.

        • mike payton

          any traitor that sits on his hands is voting for Obama. And yes, I called you a traitor. Not to the party. F the GOP. You are a traitor to America and human freedom. You are worse than the twits that love Obama. They’re just retards. You don’t even care that you are destroying your nation.

        • klaffner

          The team needs your passion. You will come around.

          • M_J_S

            I love how Romney bots keep telling people “you will come around”. No, I won’t.

            I have voted in every election (local, state and federal) even when I was serving overseas. This will be the first I will not participate it.

            Get this through your head: people don’t like Romney and won’t vote for him, no matter how much you wish them to.

      • W.

        Romney is a lying, corrupt, liberal. What don’t you get?

        • repwin2012

          …your fact-free accusations.

    • AustindPowers

      …you didn’t like when he said “we will restore the promise of America only if we restore the principles of freedom and opportunity that made this nation the greatest on earth.”? you don’t think he meant the constitution?

      • M_J_S

        No, I think he’s a big government Republican that uses platitudes to try and rally people up…his speeches in his Senate and MA Gov races used similar language and look what he did there.

        • repwin2012

          What are you supposing he will do in office to harm the country more than Obama has or will? What are yout complaints about his Governorship in MA?

    • NHConservative0221

      YOu should also mention that Levin constantly says he’ll vote for an orange juice can over Maobama!

      Anyone is better. Yes, Romney is big gov’t, but he’s not a Marxist who will permanently destroy our country.

      You guys refusing to support ROmney have it backwards. Obama needs to be stopped. If you’re going to reference the Great One, at least know his main point that we need to support the GOP nominee no matter what!

      • M_J_S

        Yes, he does. Being a Levinite doesn’t mean obeying Levin, it means mostly obeying Levin.

        • NHConservative0221

          If you’re going to “mostly obey Levin” then getting the key issue might be a good place to start.

          We’re finished if we lose period. If you listen to Levin on anything, listen to him on this!

          • salg01

            give its up the right wing nut jobs on this site are to blind and dumb to see that obama is so much worse for us than romney. they would rather see our country destroyed than vote for romney, they are traitors to our country!!!

            • M_J_S

              You sound like the traitor to me: “right wing nutjobs” what does “right wing” mean you big dummy?

              Conservatives are CONSTITUTIONALISTs, so you’re against the Constitution? What a loser.

              No, Romney is going down because he’s Romney and because he will fail to rally the base….because he’s Romney. Obama wins? Guess what? The GOP better clean house or the base will flip the f*&^% out. I don’t think Obama even lasts a 2nd term as I see him being removed or resigning when he sees the votes are there to impeach and convict.

        • LiveFreeOrDie2012

          LOL…Mark would hang up on you and clown on you. You don’t get it. Vote for Romney. It is not that complicated.

          • JRD1

            Mark is a Republican. He votes party line. Many of us Independents have no loyalty to the corrupt GOPe.

            • LiveFreeOrDie2012

              Okay. Then find a Ron Paul site to post at. Thanks.

            • kssturgis62

              First Off I am not a right Wing NUT JOB !! I am an independent like you. I AGREE WITH MJS. I have no Loyalty like JRD1 says to the GOP Corrupt, I saw them cheat in Michigan !!! NO way am I voting for Romney. The GOP blew it and so did many so Called Conservative media sites. RS not including you in that. I have to say you had to be the one that was really fair, and you did vet. But there were others who really let us down. Hannity is one for sure.

          • M_J_S

            Who cares jackass? I’m not voting for a fraud–AGAIN.

            Sorry, Romney will lose, so get over it.

        • klaffner

          In about a week (or sooner), Levin is going to come around. Romney is going to be extolled as the solid conservative choice.

          • M_J_S

            Riiiiight. Romney is not, nor has never been a Conservative.

      • JRD1

        Do you always allow other people to tell you who to vote for?

    • PFFV

      I am voting for Romney and telling everyone I know to do the same. This isn’t about anything but Defeating Obama and his evil agenda. Romney is a step in the right direction and a stall to the implementation of Obama’s oppressive rules and regulations. We have to trust that he will keep his word and if necessary hold his feet to the fire when the time comes. Romney – West 2012

      • JRD1

        More GOPe propaganda.

      • piperlord

        3 yrs ago I said it would be Palin/West 2012, I even wrote it on a napkin for my husband – I know… I can dream, though.

    • LiveFreeOrDie2012

      Then we teach him! Don’t be a quitter!

    • Spartan1975

      It is indeed your right not to vote for him but remember that at least Romney is a proud American and is not traitorous to the Constitution or national security… He is not dividing the country and we will still have elections in 2016, not with Maobama!

    • I’m not going to click “Like”, but I’d click “Probably Right”.

  • He nailed it.

    It’s still about the economy… and we’re not stupid.

    ABO !!!

    • M_J_S

      lol…Romney will not win, feeble unicorn

  • Is_Sense_Common

    Nope – still don’t like him. (sigh)

    • HARP2

      Will you like Obama`s choice for SCOTUS any better?

      • Is_Sense_Common

        Nope. Hence the conundrum. Tired of requiring nose plugs to vote. Tired of voting against somebody. Why does the daggone GOP not get it?! They’ve worn out their welcome with me by continually shoving democrat-lite candidates down my throat.

        • Linky1

          Couldn’t have said it better myself.

        • rjcylon

          The GOP is over. However, we HAVE to beat Obama. And if it’s down to Mitt and Obama, I am over the moon to vote for Mitt.

          • Linky1
            • rjcylon

              I met Mitt a LONG time ago.

              The time for bitching is over. Time to support your country.

              • Linky1

                I’m a Canadian and I cringe at presumptive candidate Romney. He’s a progressive in Republican clothing.

                I lived through 40 years of Liberal rule and just last year,we finally elected a quasi-conservative government, one that is nowhere near as Conservative as I would like.

                Newsflash-I didn’t vote for them for the same reason I would never support Romeny – he is far from conservative and all of the lip service paid so far, just bears that out.

                • rjcylon

                  I’m glad you aren’t voting here then, one less vote for Romney will be one more vote for Obama. I’ll take a quasi-conservative Romney over a communist tyranny any day.

                • rjcylon

                  I’m glad you aren’t voting here then, one less vote for Romney will be one more vote for Obama. I’ll take a quasi-conservative Romney over a communist tyranny any day.

              • sDee

                You are supporting a continued Progressive/Socialist take over of the greatest country, not supporting the Republic. Live in your fantasies if you like but Progressivism is here to destroy the Republic and Romney is the latest post turtle.

              • sDee

                You are supporting a continued Progressive/Socialist take over of the greatest country, not supporting the Republic. Live in your fantasies if you like but Progressivism is here to destroy the Republic and Romney is the latest post turtle.

              • JRD1

                Then vote against the GOPe.

                • rjcylon

                  If you think I’m voting for Obama just because the GOP picked our candidate for us, well…. not sure what to tell you. I’m not voting for Obama.

            • sDee

              People can kid themselves all they want or dream away in false hope over Romney.

              There are no longer free elections in America. We have a far left of center Rebublican candidate and half of us never even got a chance to vote.

              • rjcylon

                If enough people abandon the GOP problem solved. The Tea Party can replace the GOP if we work hard at it.

                • sDee

                  I have. I will. I am jumping out of this death march.

                • Linky1

                  Me, too sDee. Better things to do than go in circular arguments.

              • rjcylon

                If enough people abandon the GOP problem solved. The Tea Party can replace the GOP if we work hard at it.

      • No, we’d like someone who can beat 0bama better, and not someone who doesn’t stand a chance in front of the obstacles that are the Chicago machine, the main stream media and the marxist in chief. Someone with bolder solutions. Someone who’s more conservative.

        While I believe that R0mney would be something like 5% better President than 0bama, there’s 0.01% chance that R0mney will ever beat him.

        • rjcylon

          I don’t think Obama is popular enough to win a second term. He’s a very weak candidate, nothing is suggesting to me that he can make it again. The media can do what it wants, people are poor and out of work and the people who are working can’t afford the gas to get them to work.

          • Remind me again how much money does 0bama have, and how he won the election in 2008? R0mney with all his flip-flops, gaffes, R0mneycare and his crony capitalist/not conservative record is a gift from the GOP for 0bama’s re-election.

            • rjcylon

              So what are you going to do about it? Vote for Santorum?

            • rjcylon

              So what are you going to do about it? Vote for Santorum?

      • JRD1

        Romney will give us chief justices like David Souter who will vote with the Democrats for the next 50 years. He also appointed leftists to the bench while governor. A leopard doesn’t change his spots.

        • salg01

          oh so reagan and perry can go from a lberal democrat to a conservative republican but romney cant? fools

    • TANGO40

      I feel the same way, but, if he picks Allen West as the Vice President Nominee… I will be feeling a lot better…

      • klaffner

        Romney doesn’t care (nor should he care) about how you feel. You are going to vote for him no matter who he picks for VP. I confess, I love West and would love him as VP candidate. But I don’t matter either. West knocked himself out of the running when he called out the progressive caucus as communists. It is true, but it still knocked him out of the running.

  • I thought the best part was when he talked about his dad selling paint out of his truck and building up a successful company starting with 10 people..

    • AustindPowers

      yeah, he should’ve spent more time with that. he should’ve gone on to say that nowadays you’d be arrested trying to do something like that. just like how they’re shutting down little girls’ lemonade stands… government regulations would’ve destroyed his fathers hopes and dreams before he got anywhere close to achieving them.

    • AustindPowers

      yeah, he should’ve spent more time with that. he should’ve gone on to say that nowadays you’d be arrested trying to do something like that. just like how they’re shutting down little girls’ lemonade stands… government regulations would’ve destroyed his fathers hopes and dreams before he got anywhere close to achieving them.

    • sDee

      Remember how we heard early on about Obama’s “Kansas Roots”?

      Romeny’s dad was an Alinsky Republican who “organized” the Detroit race riots. He aligned with Rockefeller to destroy Goldwater and did everything he could to sabotage Reagan. Creeps beget little creeps so lets all don our rose colored glasses and pretend this pile does not stink.

      • CPAguy

        Ummm…Goldwater was a terrible person and candidate. No need for revisionist history.

        But yeah, Romney is a silver spooner. Nothing wrong with that, but I don’t like seeing Mittens trying to “tweak” his personal narrative.

        • sDee

          The commonly accepted view of Goldwater is revisionist. The man was a conservative smeared and destroyed by the media and the republican establishment exactly they way Palin was and they are trying to do to West. It was fueled by the power and money of the Rockefellers and engineered by George Romney.

          • Linky1

            I know it’s been posted before, but don’t forget George Romney posing with Saul Alinksy.

            • sDee

              “”Alinsky and George Romney once met to discuss the racial turmoil engulfing Michigan’s largest city, according to the book “Romney’s Way” by journalist T. George Harris.””

              http://dailycaller.com/2012/01/24/when-saul-alinsky-met-george-romney/

              • Linky1

                Thanks for the link. I didn’t want to be repetitive in posting too many links andf this thread is so long, I didn’t want to start looking for it.

          • JRD1

            Bravo! Finally somebody with a brain!

        • JRD1

          Goldwater was not a terrible person and candidate. Quit repeating GOPe talking points unless you want everyone to take you for a fool. The GOPe sabatoged Goldwater just like they sabatoged Palin. Quit being a lemming. That’s what Democrats do. Do yourself a favor and do some research.

      • JRD1

        Isn’t it amazing how little these people know? They are just too lazy to do their own research and believe all of the Bush-wacking GOPe propaganda!

    • JRD1

      And you believe him? LOL!

  • :p” (a big fat raspberry for you Romney) I’ve heard that BS before from another pig that lives in the white house! You better shape up and make sure you pick the best damn cabinet to aid you in getting this country back together, and you LISTEN TO THEM WELL!

  • Linky1

    I couldn’t watch that on a full stomach – Romney is still to me, the RINO Obama.

  • ernst1776

    Romney better start talking to me. So far I feel totally disconnected from Romney and the Republican party.

  • It is a great speech. Please watch it if you’re still skeptical about Candidate Romney. You’ll feel a lot better about his prospects in the general election.

    • Linky1

      Why watch it? Same old same old stuff. I’ll always be skeptical about the “presumptive” candidate Romney….. http://gulagbound.com/28626/believe-media-gop-controllers-or-see-the-facts-on-mitt-romney/

      • It’s not the same old stuff. He’s getting better. But hey, your loss.

        • Linky1

          I beg to differ, with you, but that’s fine. We agree to disagree. No loss for me. I can’t vote, but as a very interested bystander, all I can say is Romney is the RINO Obama.

          • hbnolikeee

            “We agree to disagree.” – this is troll speak.

            How many times I have won a debate with a lib with facts and their retort is always “let’s agree to disagree”. Not hey you know, you’re right or I’ll think about it or anything else a thinking person would say.

            How about if you’re right prove it with reason facts and an even spirited explanation instead of that its all good let’s agree to disagree poop.

            • Linky1

              ROTFLMAO!!!! Me, a liberal troll? OK, you have made my night here! Besides that, I wasn’t even replying to you, but to someone else.

              Check any of my posts here or on any other thread. I have provided enough links to support my position and opinion.

            • Is_Sense_Common

              So “thinking people” always come to the conclusion that they agree with you? Or that maybe they’ll change their mind and later decide to agree with you? It’s ok to have different perspectives and to review a situation and come to different conclusions without getting ugly. (i.e. “agree to disagree”) Generally a troll won’t back down and starts insulting your intelligence and calling you names because you DON’T agree with them. That’s not what I see here. Two people; two differing conclusions on the situation. Nothing more, nothing less.

            • I’ve gotta disagree with you here. Linky’s posted more stuff for the case that mittens is a progressive rino from an alinsky lovin’ dad than most here- some of us get fed up with repeating ourselves to people who say, “listen to him again, he’s getting better…”
              That to me is the losing argument.

              • Linky1

                Thanks, ABic! The cavalry has arrived……

                • A bit late I see but better late than never I suppose…. not that you weren’t doing just fine on your own 😉

              • kim

                Yea. He is getting better at what? Better rhetoric? I guess this is the moment where the Etch-a-Sketch got shaken?

            • JRD1

              How many lies is Etch-a-sketch on video telling, too many.

            • Nukeman60

              I’ve had many a debate with liberals where a reasoned, intelligent, common sense argument would not have changed their minds, even with a baseball bat. It is, then, time to say ‘We agree to disagree’ and stop wasting our own time.

              If Linky1 is a troll, I guess I like trolls, ’cause her arguments are very reasoned and intelligent.

          • NHConservative0221

            Being from Canada, you should know better.

            You guys are stuck with socialized medicine.

            We only have ONE SHOT to repeal it. Romney will sign a repeal bill on his desk, we know damn well Maobama won’t!

            Romney needs our support for that reason alone!!

            • Linky1

              Know better about what? Socialized medicine has been in Canada since the mid 60’s.

              Are you so sure Obamacare will be repealed by Romney, if the SCOTUS does not strike it down first? Talk is cheap, whether it is in my country or yours and I’m not so sure Romney (if he wins against Obama) will do it, are you?

              • NHConservative0221

                Again we know we’re stuck with it for life if Obama is reelected (and you and everyone else in Canada won’t be able to come here for treatment)…. Obama will find a way to make it permanent.

                At least there’s a chance with Romney. He’s campaigned on repealing it and promised to do so. If he wins and wants any shot at reelection he can’t go back on his word, conservatives and the media as a whole will crucify him.

                Obama dislikes America and wants to transform it permanently into a socialist state.

                ROmney likes America. He has too many big gov’t solutions, but he won’t destroy us into a socialist ruin.

                • Is_Sense_Common

                  We need to ensure that we get actual Conservatives running the roost in the House and the Senate. At this point, that’s the only hope we really have of slowing the bleed that we’re living through. Without both Houses, the outlook seems pretty bleak.

                • Linky1

                  You have more of a chance if the SCOTUS strikes down the individual mandate and/or the whole Obama care nightmare.

                  Don’t assume that all of us come to the US for treatment, we don’t, we wish we could, but our provincial healthcare won’t pay for a lot of it. Keeping that in mind, I would be very, very, very leery of Romney with his Romneycare in Ma, and what he will do with that nationally. Sorry, I just don’t trust him one iota when it comes to that.

                  Romney may like America, but that does not mean that what he stands for is good for America.

                  Is Sense Common has it right, talking about taking back the Senate and Congress with real conservatives, both fiscal and social. If not, there’s more wasted years of stalemate and posturing as it is now.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Yeah, so just do nothing and let the most far left radical to get reelection! In case you haven’t noticed Obama has worked to make Congress irrelevant with all his executive orders and czars, etc.

                  I hate Romneycare, that’s why I fought like hell to beat him in the primary. Now it’s all we got left. At least there’s a chance Obamacare gets repealed with Romney though.

                • Linky1

                  There’s also a chance that you’ll win the Megamillions lottery. Does that mean you keep betting on a losing horse?

                • or beating on a dead one?

                • sDee

                  No, look more closely. Congress has voluntarily made itself irrelevant.

                  The goal of the political establishment is Central Control. 3 branches and balance of powers is superfluous.

                • JRD1

                  Romney is just as much a far left radical. What he did at Bain Capital is in no way, shape, or form, free market capitalism. I’ll never vote for him. He is evil!

                • JRD1

                  He has lied too many times and he is also corrupt.

            • JRD1

              The father of socialized medicine in this country is going to repeal it, duh. I’ve got some swampland down here in the Everglades I want to sell ya.

        • hbnolikeee

          not just his loss. that’s the point. we are nosediving to the ground and some bozos don’t seem to realize that ANY change of path would slow our descent.

          • Might slow down the descent, but we’re still in a nose dive.

          • JRD1

            You are willing to sell your soul instead of standing up and fighting now. Romney is just as corrupt as Obama. Some of us do not suffer from Stockholm Syndrome!

        • sDee

          You think a few speeches written by some hollywood minion will change Romney’s entire lifetime of lies and big government progressive legislation and dismantling of free market principles?

          2008 they created a moderate out of a radical marxist and America swallowed it.

          2012 they will create a moderate out of a Progressive/Socialist and America is already falling for it.

          Fools deserve what you are about to get. Whether through deceit or ignorance, you are taking the rest of us and the Republic down with you.

    • JRD1

      I never listen to the snake oil salesman. He speaks with a forked tongue.

  • klaffner

    This is a good one. He is really rounding into shape.

    • Really? I watched 1 minute and a half and I had to stop it. Weak leadership? Americans are tired to be tired? That’s all he has? What about bold solutions instead of stating the obvious everytime he’s doing a speech. I predict that soon enough there will be violins in the background that will go around with him evertime he’ll do one of his speech.

      • sDee

        The elites do not pour hundreds of millions to support a leader of free men. They pay for a foot soldier who follows orders.

    • sDee

      The propaganda machine is in gear.

  • “If you’re not in that bunker because you’re not satisfied with this candidate, more than shame on you, you’re on the other side”
    – Breitbart

    • I thought that being a conservative was all about thinking for yourself. While I have a lot of respect and love for Breitbart, it doesn’t mean that I have to agree 100% with everything he said. I prefer not being in that bunker because I know that there’s a big bomb in it which will explode to all the people who followed what the pundits and the moderate shoved down our throat with their so weak candidate.

      • NHConservative0221

        Great, so let’s have Obamacare for life, even more radicals on the court, and massive defense cuts….. the US will no longer exist as you know it if Maobama wins again.

        Politics is almost always about the lesser of two evils, get over it.

        • You sound like Romney won’t do all those things. Wait, isn’t 0bamacare based on R0mneycare?

          • NHConservative0221

            He’s promised to repeal it.

            I think he will… but we at least need to take the chance on the guy who might repeal it over the author of Obamacare!!

            • And we can always believe what a polished politician tells us right?

              • NHConservative0221

                What are our choices?

                Have a chance that it gets repealed with Romney

                Or

                Have it for life with Obama

                What sounds like the better option????

                • sDee

                  Fight both of the lying SOBs.

                • Vote your conscience.

                • JRD1

                  Our choices are to the the GOPe no flippin’ way are you shoving this Socialist down our throat. You just want to go along for the slaughter.

                • Guest1776rcp

                  What are our choices?

                  A kick in the balls

                  or

                  A kick in the head

                  Personally, I prefer not to be kicked a all and will write in Mickey Mouse.

            • Linky1

              The cheque is in the mail, right? (sarcasm alert here)

            • sDee

              Irregardless, Romeny still believes in the individual mandate. That belies the principles of two VERY DANGEROUS MEN to sit in the oval office.

            • JRD1

              He won’t!

        • JRD1

          Romney is the author of Obamacare, duh!

        • Guest1776rcp

          Great, so let’s have Obamacare for life, even more radicals on the court, and massive defense cuts….. the US will no longer exist as you know it if Maobama wins again.

          Sounds like Joseph Smith’s White Horse prophecy. I’m going to convert to Mormonism if Romney wins since Joe Smith was trully a prophet.

          //sarcasm

      • NHConservative0221

        Great, so let’s have Obamacare for life, even more radicals on the court, and massive defense cuts….. the US will no longer exist as you know it if Maobama wins again.

        Politics is almost always about the lesser of two evils, get over it.

      • You can think for yourself bud, no one ever said you couldn’t. Like I said, I am in no way a fan of Romney. Wasn’t a fan in ’08 and not ecstatic about him now. But it doesn’t matter now. The game is over and Romney is the all but certain candidate. When it comes to down to it, you now have to make a choice: either support Romney all the way and know you’re not getting a socialist ideologue in the White House and a candidate you can work with…or stay home or vote for someone else and ensure that this country goes further down the progressive rabbit hole than it already is with Obama. Choose.

        • So for you backing a candidate will all of the sun make his solutions bolder and make him stronger enough to defeat the Chicago machine, the destructive media and 0bama himself?

        • sDee

          The game is over alright. Conservatives have lost the white house, regardless of who wins.

          Instead of trying to put lipstick on a pig, lets chalk this loss up and go work for true conservatives who will fight whoever ends up in the oval office – the Marxist or the Progressive.

          • Linky1

            Got to work on the Senate, Congress for this election cycle and vetting a candidate with fiscal and conservative values for 2016.

          • CPAguy

            That is the spirit!

        • CPAguy

          How do we know that Romney isn’t a socialist ideologue? He governed MA in much the way Obama is currently running the federal government.

          Seems to me that President Mittens would set back Conservatism far more than Barack Obama ever can.

        • JRD1

          Romney IS a socialist!

    • JRD1

      More of the chicken little routine. Yes, the sky is falling and you are willing to place a wolf in charge of the hen house. Romney is just as bad as Obama. He is the same thig as Obama only he has more money and is white.

  • odin147

    beggars cant be choosers…the one is dangerous. In physics there is a very important concept of inertia, every country has an inertial state through it’s evolution, ours has been conservatism, until the 20’s when it started to change and this change has accelerated since the one got elected. That is why the upcoming election is so important it can completely change the inertial state of this country…

    • sDee

      It is not inertia it is pure propaganda and an ignorant electorate.

      Romney continues that without even missing a beat. Time to reject the whole narrative.

  • rjcylon

    Ok Sarah, your move. Independent run or this guy. I’m waiting for you but if I have to I’m going to get behind Mitt, and I am NOT going to whine about it. The time for whining is dwindling, the time for beating Obama is beginning.

    • NHConservative0221

      Sarah already punted.

      I would’ve fought like hell for her, but she didnt run. She had the support and resources to beat Romney.

      For the most part I can’t blame her for not running, but at times it really upsets me that she had the best chance and didn’t run.

    • NHConservative0221

      Sarah already punted.

      I would’ve fought like hell for her, but she didnt run. She had the support and resources to beat Romney.

      For the most part I can’t blame her for not running, but at times it really upsets me that she had the best chance and didn’t run.

      • I think Gov. Palin realized that the GOP Establishment would rip the party in half to destroy her. Maybe they wouldn’t realize they were doing it (I think they put the “stupid” in the Stupid Party, so my guess is they wouldn’t realize they were doing it), but they would so savage her that they’d either destroy her chances for success in the general or, if they managed to get an establishment candidate the nomination by destroying her, the GOP nominee (Mittens, I imagine) would be dead in the water, as the GOP rank and file would stay home or run a 3rd party candidate. This is what I think she realized, and it probably was a sound judgment. Romney did a number on the best conservative, Newt — let’s be honest, he bought the nomination by destroying the former Speaker — but conservatives, myself included, can get over that. That would not be the case had we witnessed the GOP establishment tear down Gov. Palin.

        Ironically, Gov. Palin will play a huge role in supporting Gov. Romney’s election to the POTUS. Yet again, she will be acting on sound principle, based on the reality as it is, not as she wishes it were, and we should follow her lead.

        Now, I just pray Gov. Romney has enough sense to tap Rep. West for the VP slot. No matter who he picks, however, I’ll pull the lever for him with pleasure, and with my fingers crossed that we get rid of the wrecking ball currently in residence at Pennsylvania Avenue.

        • NHConservative0221

          I agree that the Establishment would’ve fought Sarah with everything they had but I don’t think they’d hang her out to dry in the General.

          I think her family was a big reason she said no. She said it was split among her kids, maybe Todd was against it too? Maybe all the death threats?

          If it was just the fear of the establishment though, that’s not reason not to run. Fight them head on, you know.. “fight like a girl” !!

          Newt had alot of issues too. similar to Romney in alot of areas — supported the mandate, cap and tax in 2007, TARP..etc.

          I would like West, he’s one of the few that has balls.

          • I’ll be so happy if West is tapped — he simply must be our president one day, and he will be, if he serves as VP.

        • JRD1

          West being VP will never happen. The GOP means to drive a stake through the heart of the Tea Party movement and constitutional conservatives at the same time. The Bush-wacking machine in Florida already tried to redistrict West out of his congressional seat. He is my congressman and they are shoving a RINO who co-sponsored Gore-Bull warming legislation in Florida down our throat. Aren’t you paying attention? The GOPe has a disdain for you. You ARE Sarah Palin to them.

          Aren’t you hearing all of the drones from the Bush White House saying Palin wasn’t vetted properly? That’s because A.B. Culvahouse, President Reagan’s White House Counsel vetted her.

          This is a battle for the Rockefeller Republicans to keep power. They can drop dead. They are responsible for the destruction in this country because they refuse to fight the Obama’s, Pelosi’s, and Reid’s. They are “gutless wonders” living on the gravy train.

      • sDee

        They got to her – this is pure evil we are dealing with.

  • johnos2112

    For those who do not like Romney will not win because he is not a conservative I understand it. He is not the ideal candidate. But Obama is falling in quicksand and people do not want anymore of this. 2008 was not a great year. But what Obama and has done and who he is threatening is not what this country wants. Like Beck said at least Romney is not a Commie!

    • Linky1

      Romney is just as progressive as Obama. So, what does the U.S. get “IF” they vote for Romney? A progressive Republican.

      • NHConservative0221

        Romney is a liberal, but he’s not a Marxist like Obama. There’s a big difference and it’s ignorant to think of them as being equal.

        If we want any shot of repealing Obamacare, we need to support ROmney.

        Plus who do you want appointing the next Supreme Court justice?

        • Linky1

          I never said he was a Marxist. I said progressive.

          • Yes, he’s been liberal leaning thus far. But (1) I take him over Obama, with pleasure and thanks to God, and (2) my guess is he’ll be more conservative than people imagine. If he doesn’t implement conservative reforms, including massive pro-American energy policies and profound budgetary reforms, we’re going down, and I just don’t see Romney not realizing that. He may not have conservatism in his blood, but he will get some major transfusions, fast — I don’t see him having any other choice, given the realities we face as a country.

            • Linky1

              Things on Mitt’s to-do list”

              1. Win RINO nomination.

              2. Become COnservative.

              3. Beat Obama. (that’s the big one)

              4. Take dog kennel off of the roof of the car.

              • NHConservative0221

                Things on Linky1’s to-do list:

                1. Educate yourself on how Romney is not even close to Obama.

                2. Stop trying to influence conservatives not to vote.

                3. Pay attention to your own affairs in Canada.

                • K-Bob

                  You need to tone it down. We welcome all commenters who follow the rules here, whether you like it or not.

        • JRD1

          How can you call us ignorant when you want to vote for the father of socialized medicine in this country? How can you believe him when Norm Coleman who is one of his advisers said that Etch-a-sketch will NOT repeal Obamacare?

      • NHConservative0221

        Romney is a liberal, but he’s not a Marxist like Obama. There’s a big difference and it’s ignorant to think of them as being equal.

        If we want any shot of repealing Obamacare, we need to support ROmney.

        Plus who do you want appointing the next Supreme Court justice?

      • Just as progressive? You have to be kidding. No, the Mittster wasn’t my choice — but the choice between him and another 4 years of Obama isn’t even close. My fear over the economy has been mounting steadily since Obama took office — it’s half-dead where I work, and right now I’m just thankful to still have my job. That’s not good enough for me. I want to be able to change jobs, I want something better, but there is NO way that will be possible with Obama at the helm. I’m willing to try anything, and that means ANYBODY BUT OBAMA — so that means GO MITT!

        If Mitt Romney is a failure in 4 years, we can primary him — but my guess is he’s going to be a success, because conservative solutions are the only solutions that can get us out of this horrible mess we’re in.

        Please don’t sit this out, Linky1. We can’t afford it.

        • Linky1

          I’m a Canadian. I can’t vote. Even if I could, I wouldn’t. I didn’t here in our last election because I just could not bring myself to vote for a candidate or a party that did not represent my values or beliefs.

          • NHConservative0221

            Doing so is a disservice to your country.

            • Linky1

              That’s your opinion, which you’re free to embrace.

              To be honest, I would do it again and again and again until there was a candidate or party that respected me, that listened to me and didn’t make promises they couldn’t keep. I don’t like being told by anyone that I “have” to vote and if I don’t am unpatriotic or don’t love my country.

              • NHConservative0221

                Too bad, that’s the truth.

                Politics is often the lesser of two evils.

                What would I tell my daughter if I had your attitude? sorry you’re stuck with Obamacare, I didn’t like the RINO Mitt since he wasn’t a conservative so I refused to vote for him!

                • Linky1

                  Both your daughter and you have the free will and choice to vote or not to vote for the candidate of your choice.

                  I’ll make my choices of voting or not voting, according to my principles,values and beliefs without belittling or insulting others for their choices.

                • NHConservative0221

                  Blah blah blah.

                  Since you refuse to vote so much maybe you can develop some thicker skin.

                  Personally I don’t want another 4 years of Maobama, especially if it’s going to happen b/c people like you (in AMerica) are going to sit out and effectively hand it to Maobama.

                  So your type of thinking, refusing to vote actually hurts me and my family. So the more you try to influence US politics and influence people not to vote for Romney, the more I will call you out on it.

                • Linky1

                  Your skin seems to be stretched pretty thin, there. NH.

                  You give me a whole lot of credit if you think my posting here @ TRS influences how anyone thinks or will vote.

                  Call me out on it all you want, NH, just back up what you say on any topic with facts, not ad hominem attacks.

                • sDee

                  I am telling all my kids what Romney really is, what the RNC really is and how they intend to destroy their future. I may be dead and gone but at least I will have taught them how to ignore the (R) after the name, and recognize the enemies of the Republic, the Constitution and their freedom.

                  They will learn the difference between leaders of courage and principle like West and Palin, vs elite lying socialists like Romney.

                  How can I teach them what the Constitution means, what a Republic is and then go vote for a man dedicated to destroying both?

                • “Of two evils choose neither.” Charles Spurgeon

                  “Do not let us mistake necessary evils for good.”
                  C.S. Lewis

                  I wouldn’t be ashamed for my child to vote (or not) his or her conscience. It’s always better to stick to your convictions even if you suffer for it, then sell out to the one who’s road might look like a better one. Some might say that voting our consciences at this point in time is a wasted vote and a vote for dear leader. I have to wonder, after all these months of seeing so many people on Scoop who have been disappointed time and time again when the person they thought was best, the one they poured their energy and in many cases money into supporting only to end up with a guy whose only real difference to dear leader is his hair. I have to wonder, what if everyone voted their conscience this election? Would dear leader win? maybe- but I think he will anyway because I don’t put anything past a desperate man who wants to be king. But maybe, just maybe the gop would finally get the message that they are accountable to the people, and that the people are sick of the same old politician they’ve been shoving down our throats for the past 20 years.

                • NHConservative0221

                  I suggest you re-educate yourself on who Obama really is and just how dangerous he is!

                • sDee

                  Most of us figured out how dangerous Hussein was long before the 2008 election. We have figured the same thing out about Romney.

                  Hussein’s record was ignored, and he was allowed to occupy the white house by a far more dangerous state media. That same dangerous media machine is now creating the illusion of Romney.

                  It is you who needs to face reality and go discover yourself how dangerous Romney is.

                • Linky1

                  sDee: There are none so blind as those who won’t see. I could post my folders of links on Alinsky, Wright, Soros, you name it, I have it, but as long as people refuse to see someone for what they are, they will continue to blindly follow and tear apart anyone who questions that.

                • If you’ve ever read any of my comments since I came to Scoop, you’d know how much I do understand completely who dear leader is. Why do you think I call him that? I can’t even bare to say or spell his name, and I certainly can not bring myself to put the title of President in front of his name. I know exactly what he is. But I also know mittens is not far off. Saul Alinsky one of the evils which binds these two.

                • JRD1

                  I suggest you educate yourself on who Etch-a-sketch really is!

                • kim

                  If every Christian would vote their conscience, we might see what God could do. The king’s heart is in His hands. He just wants His people to be faithful. Right now it seems like a lot of people are voting based on fear. I want to vote on principle.

                • sDee

                  No fear. Fight them. Each and everyone.

                • Exactly!!! I know many folks here believe in God- I don’t know why they’re not trusting Him now. Thank you Kim!

                • Linky1

                  “Right now it seems like a lot of people are voting based on fear. I want to vote on principle.”

                  That nails it, Kim. Voting, or doing anything based on fear will get you nowhere.

                  Standing up for your principles is something a lot of people have lost or are afraid to do and the more that people speak out like this, that’s the message that has to get through to politicians. No more status quo, no more pulling the lever because you’re told who to vote for, think for yourself, stand on principle, what you believe in and do not give into fear.

                • kim

                  “Standing up for your principles is something a lot of people have lost or are afraid to do and the more that people speak out like this, that’s the message that has to get through to politicians.”

                  It is the politically correct culture we live in that breeds this. That, and the wimpification of men.

                • I wonder how this nation would be if the founders and those who fought the Revolution based their actions on fear instead of conscience?

                • K-Bob

                  I was gonna say, “very British.” But in that light, “very German” is more likely.

              • Look, I won’t get into the patriotic vs unpatriotic talk, but if you stay home, that’s one vote for Obama not canceled out. That is a fact, not an opinion.

                Mitt Romney was not my first choice — not by a long shot. But it appears he’ll be the nominee, and he’s way better than Obama. I can’t afford another four years of Obama — none of us can. We KNOW what Obama will do with a second term — at least, we can imagine the awfulness he’ll unleash on this country. In contrast, we have hopes and fears about what Gov. Romney would do as president — he might be better than we hope for or worse than we expect, however, the bottom line is that if he’s elected, he’s got a chance to do better for the country than Obama. Personally, if I had to bet, I’d say he takes that chance and runs with it.

                Please do not sit this one out. Put a pair of locking clamp pliers on your nose if you have to, but please vote for the GOP nominee to vote against Obama.

                • Linky1

                  If you read the thread, you’ll realize I’m Canadian. I can’t vote in a US election.

                • Gotcha. I realize that now. Please then pull for the GOP nominee come 2012 in every other way you can, no matter your feelings about what could have been, and what should have been. I think we all share those feelings, but we must go to war and win with the army we have.

                • Linky1

                  No can nor will do. If it isn’t clear by now I will not support any candidate – whether in Canada or the US who does not reflect my values, beliefs and principles or respects me as a voter, taxpayer or constituent. Besides, this whole argument is moot-Romney has not won the race to represent the Republicans yet.

                • sDee

                  We conservatives will have to go to war with who ever wins the White House. That is an ugly reality we better get our heads around now.

                • sDee

                  I will fight Progressive Romney – a man who has already said he will increase government spending to 20% of GDP – higher than our entire history, higher than Obama and so high it will likely create a permanent central state.

                  Romney is an enemy of the Republic and the Constitution. His record proves it. Putting an (R) after his name does not change that. All the Republicans in the nation voting for him will not change that.

                • StrangernFiction

                  I will be right there with you sDee. I fight statists regardless of party affiliation.

                • JRD1

                  Romney’s dorks voted for Obama last time.

            • sDee

              How is voting for a corrupt party machine instead of one’s core principles, a disservice?

              So what then is voting for a proven big government Progressive who, with the help of state media, deceives a nation into thinking he would govern as a Conservative?

              • Linky1

                Thank you, sDee. A voice of reason enters the thread!

              • NHConservative0221

                Too many people are saying Romney = Obama out of ignorance.

                It’s not even close!

                To have any chance at saving our republic we need to win the white house!

                Not doing so is a disservice to your country.

                Politics is the lesser of two evils ….. and Obama must be stopped.

                Why is this so hard to understand?

                • sDee

                  I have done my homework. I know. I am not ignorant of Romney’s record.

                  He is not Obama. He is however, as equally dangerous to the Republic. He is being sent in to rebuild of the ruin of Obama, and Romeny DOES NOT believe in the Constitution. He cannot even converse in it.

                  You are either ignorant of his Progressive record or are trying to deceive those who are. What has Romney done that is Conservative? Point to it.

            • JRD1

              Voting for a socialist like Etch-a-sketch is a disservice to this country. Take him out, now!

        • sDee

          Everything Romeny has done his entire life is Progressive to the core. I still am waiting to hear about anything he has done – anything in his record that is conservative.

          The man is further left that LBJ, Carter and Clinton. I am waiting to see any facts to the contrary.

        • But that’s just it JR. If mitt somehow beats dear leader, the huge money he’s got, the media, the unions, the thugs… IF mittens wins and doesn’t get things done (and you’ve got to admit with the damage already done, it’d take a miracle for ANYONE to have to clean up even part of this mess) in 4 years people will be ready for “change” again. It’s the same old same old. We’ve all seen it- people are fickle and they have short attention spans. That happens when you watch reality tv every night.
          They will only remember that a republican president didn’t get the job done, so they’ll be looking for the next guy with a d after their name. Nothing’s going to change with mittens if he wins.

          • sDee

            They do not intend to give us another chance ABC. We have to get true principled Conservatives in the system.

          • That’s a fair point, but I’m willing to take a chance. I can’t imagine four more years of Obama’s destructiveness. Maybe Romney will be a disappointment, but maybe he won’t be. One thing’s sure: he’ll have reality breathing down his neck to take conservative action, as only conservative policy changes can bring this country back from the brink.

            • Guest1776rcp

              Romney isn’t going to repeal O-Care he’s going to tweak it, Romney will not nominate conservative judges therefore gridlock would be more conservative by default. There is nothing to fear of a lame duck second termer but fear itself.

    • JRD1

      No, he’s a socialist, same thing!

      • johnos2112

        Explain to me how Romney is a socialist.

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  • klaffner

    Sorry Ernst. You are going to vote for him no matter how he talks. He has to talk to independents. If you and all the other ABR num-nuts can get your heads out of your butts, you can see that he is espousing solid conservative principles to win those independents.

    • Linky1
      • CPAguy

        In Mitten’s defense…it is good to see him reject Rubio’s immigration plan.

        However, I’m sure he really just wants full on amnesty.

    • Is_Sense_Common

      screw the “independents” – he needs to inspire his base. if the base is excited, the mealy-mouthed, stand-for-nothing independents will follow.

      • I wish more people understand this. I am wondering why this is such a hard concept for people to grasp. Do they not understand that the underwhelming excitement from the base will be more hurtful than independents?

        Why did McCain and Dole lose? Both could not excite the base never mind even lighting a match of excitement for their election.

        • Calvin_02

          Why did McCain and Dole lose?

          I was too young and ignorant to pay attention to the ’08 election (I was in high school), but my understanding from others is that McCain did not fight hard against Obama. Romney is fighting. Add in Obama’s horrible record and the fact that he’s a dog eater and it seems like Romney’s got a good chance at winning.

          • McCain did lose because he did not fight. By not fighting, he did nothing to energize the base to vote. If it was not for Palin being the VP, the race would not have been as close as it was.

            • Calvin_02

              Your ignoring the greater point of Obama being a dog eater gives me “paws”.

          • JRD1

            You better get an education. Romney lost to McCain who lost to Obama. Romney will lose all the states he won the primary in to Obama in the general Etch-a-sketch can’t win. And besides, Etch-a-sketch is a socialist!

            • Calvin_02

              Oh, fer cryin’ out loud. Romney could have won over McCain if it wasn’t for the teaming up of McCain and Huckabee (Huckabee never had a chance and he knew it, yet he kept on going). Mitt Romney is not a socialist, maybe a progressive. People then didn’t know Obama, now they’ve experienced his policies and they haven’t been good. His base isn’t exactly fired up, either. Most people aren’t like you and will vote for Romney come November. Go spout your nonsense elsewhere.

        • kim

          Yea. Where are the men?

      • KenInMontana

        Nothing like using a shotgun to kill a mosquito. “Independent” means independent of party affiliation. Many Conservatives are “independent”, Conservatism has historically drifted from party to party. Independents like myself, a strict Constitutionalist, stand firmly on a great many things, there is one thing I won’t “stand for”, selling my soul for a “R” or “D”(or even a “L” for that matter) on my voter registration card. Consider this, Romney’s “base” are registered Republicans.

        • Is_Sense_Common

          Many many many Conservatives are registered Republicans (myself included). The “independents” that are so highly coveted are those who can’t decide if they want to vote for a democrat or a republican so they tend to go with whoever appears to be winning at the moment. At this point in American politics, if you don’t know what side you’re on, the heck with you! (not you specifically – you figuratively). Therein lies the rub. Conservatives have been left high and dry by the GOP election after election because they keep trying to win that fickle independent vote, and by doing so, they have given us Democrat-Lite and leaned further and further Left.

          I know that Romney isn’t going to begin to act & speak like a Conservative, because he isn’t one. I am just saying that the Republican party had better shore up its base, which is widely Conservative or IT will be the 3rd party and will go to the wayside, as it deserves to do if it no longer represents its people. I think they don’t even know who “its people” are – they’ve been in DC too long. If they could put someone up there that we could be excited about, the goofy undecideds would catch the enthusiasm. It doesn’t work the other way around. No politician is going to excite the undecided independents – they don’t even know what they believe. They’ll go with the side that seems most excited about their candidate. Very few of us are enthusiastic about Romney & it will show and thereby they will once again lose the “independent” vote. And the GOP will analyze it later & say, “gee, we shoulda sounded more like obama & maybe we coulda won.” Wrong. Again.

    • sDee

      So you are telling us Romeny is lying to get votes. Is he lying to the Conservatives or is he lying to the independents, or is he lying to everyone?

      Obama espoused what the independents wanted to hear too.

      Romney is and always has been a big governmetn Progressive. He is a lying deceitful Rockefeller Republican just like his corrupt father. Pretend otherwise if you like but do not insult those of us who have done our research and know exactly what Romney is.

    • ApplePie101

      Nothing persuades people like verbal abuse. Keep it coming.

  • AustindPowers

    “…we were Americans. That meant something different to each of us, but it meant something special to all of us.”

    he had some decent lines in the speech… but i think he’s had better.

    • sDee

      Speeches do not turn a tigers stripes.

  • Excellent speech, GO ROMNEY beat the heck out of the socialist marxist freak Obama.

  • When your best slogan is “Vote for me, I am not the commie”, it just does not bode well!

    • StandingGround

      “When your best slogan is “Vote for me, I am not the commie”, it just does not bode well!”…

      But it sure Says It All!

      Having communists, marxists, socialists running our government is still as terrifying a thought to me as it was when I was a kid some 65+ yrs ago and heard the phrase “The Russians Are Coming”. I had rich friends with bomb shelters. We knew what a terrible threat communism was and low and behold, here they are, in our WH, with their czars!

      There won’t be anything to work with or build on if we allow Maobama 4 more years, IMHO, so I’m going for ABO and pray God is merciful to us and helps us rid our nation of these evil tyrants in ALL branches of government, beginning right now, in this election.

      Yes, at least R’s not a communist! That could be the best news of all.

      • I think that the point though is that he may not be a commie but isn’t a progressive the next best thing? If so, why would a progressive be much better than a commie?

        The other problem is that to excite people to vote, one must have some sort of positive message about themselves. Doing the “I am not…..” just doesn’t make a person jump up and down, doing cartwheels.

        • StandingGround

          Yes, I Agree with all you said. I am NOT happy about a progressive getting back in either but I would like to just curb some of the madness, hoping we can make a sweep 2016.

          So, unless there’s a literal miracle and we have another choice in Nov, I’m going to have to vote for “I am not…” – me and hopefully alot of other unexcited, disappointed conservatives.

      • sDee

        My father told me often gowing up, of the socialist politicians in his town and district who had so convinced the people of the utopia, that they welcomed Hitler’s troops with parades. They never got their towns, their homes back until the Americans liberated them. Many never got their sons, husbands and fathers back.

        Republican blindness to what Romney really is scares me far more than the known marxist that is Obama.

        • StandingGround

          I really, truly do get what you and Linky1 and others are trying to convey. I love your posts and always ponder your points. Along with doing my own research, I was a diehard BeckBaby until about a year ago so I know the dangers of these progressives, socialists, Soros/Alinsky creeps. I definitely have never been in R’s camp! Thinking he may become Pres R makes me sick on many levels.

          I guess what it comes down to is what we do now. Most of us look like we are trying to get to the same destination but our approaches seem to be different. Some say go another round with BO, others take the ‘stop him with whatever means we are left with’ approach. I’ve prayed, considered yours and others opinions, and all I get in my heart is I shouldn’t let my vote count for BO in any shape or form.

          Bottom line, I believe God is in control and so we firmly, lovingly and prayfully do all we know to do. We have to trust He will protect His people regardless of these serious times, regardless of the outcome in Nov.

          But, we do all have to prayfully vote what’s in our heart, don’t you think?

      • StrangernFiction

        I’d rather have a commie ‘rat than a progressive in conservative clothing.

  • Cindy09

    Well, if we need to vote for Romney because he is the alternate “can of orange juice” so be it!

    But by golly, the Senate and Congress better be prepared, we will start with them first and replace each one of them Hatch, Boehner, Reid et al with fresh conservative blood! After we have established new blood in the House and Senate, then we will bring in our own candidate for the WH. We realize that the old GOP machine needs to go away! Who knows if Romney is going to win or loose comes November? But we need to clean house first and foremost!

    “The victory of success is half won when one gains the habit of setting goals and achieving them. Even the most tedious chore will become endurable as you parade through each day convinced that every task, no matter how menial or boring, brings you closer to achieving your dreams.”
    ― Og Mandino

    • Og Mandino- that’s a name I haven’t heard in a long while. Great quote Cindy 🙂

  • I know a lot of you think that Romney is no better than Obama, you see him as a Massachusetts Liberal. A RINO who will continue us down the same socialistic path that Obama is taking us. IMO, any one that feels this way is not being honest with themselves.

    It is one thing to say that he has taken some moderate positions, and that he has changed his positions on others, But to say that he is no better than Obama is a huge delusion, and disregards the truth about Romney. He is a lot more conservative than given credit for.

    In 2008 who did Rush, Levin, Hannity, Beck, and Santorum support; It was Mitt Romney. If you want to argue that he is not the most conservative candidate in the race for 2012 I will give you that. But to think that he is the same as Obama is a disservice to Romney, the Republican Party and to the future of this Nation.

    I know for a lot of you, voting for Romney will not be easy. For those that say that they will have to plug your noise and vote, I say Thank you! To those that say he is the same as Obama and will stay home, I ask you to take another look at Romney‘s record (not only his moderate record, but also his conservative one) and ask yourself would we be better off under Romney or Obama. To that, I say please take another look at the future path of this country under Obama and ask yourselves if we can survive another four years from Obama.

    • Linky1

      “In 2008 who did Rush, Levin, Hannity, Beck, and Santorum support; It was Mitt Romney…”

      I’m not them and while I respect their opinions, does not mean that they influence who I support.

      • NHConservative0221

        Why do you even care? You live in Canada.

        • Linky1

          I could write paragraphs on it, but not this time, not to you, NH Conservative.

          You have not only insulted me, but the other Canadians who post on TRS and, IMHO, when someone resorts to personal attacks like this against someone else, when fear and coercion don’t work, where facts aren’t present, that’s all the ammo they have left, is the personal attack.

          One parting thought for you:””To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.”-Thomas Paine”

        • Believe it or not, what happens in the US has always had an impact on what happens in Canada.

        • Linky1

          Maybe you would like to rethink that – Canada’s Prime Minister called out Obama on stalling the Keystone pipeline, a project that would not only have brought jobs to the US, but Canadian oil, which is in short supply, thanks to Obama’s anti-US oil position.

        • What a cheap shot, unnecessary and rude. I’ve seen Linky1’s comments before and has proven to care about this country more than people that live here and take it for granted. That’s says a whole lot.

          • Linky1

            Thanks, Steven. Support from friends here means a whole lot…..

        • anth Japonez

          Canada???ROFL

    • NHConservative0221

      Very well said.

      Many on here highly respect Levin as do I.

      Do you “I won’t vote” people think Levin doesn’t know what he’s talking about?

      You know the constitutional scholar who worked for Reagan? If the Great One thinks it’s worth it to support Romney then I think that’s pretty solid case to do so.

      • sDee

        Levin is a major data point for me and a great educator. Levin will be fighting Romney’s inevitable assault on liberty as well, should he beat Obama.

        • anth Japonez

          I think Levin likes the excercise, which why he didn’t support Newt

      • JRD1

        We think that you have been influenced by the Sununu Bush-wacking propaganda in New Hampshire for so long you have Stockholm Syndrome.

      • ApplePie101

        With the greatest of respect for the Great One, we can’t allow even Mark Levin to make this decision for us.

    • “In 2008 who did Rush, Levin, Hannity, Beck, and Santorum support; It was Mitt Romney..” Pnly because they had to plug their noses when it was between mittens and mccain.

      • anth Japonez

        looks like he left that part out, hmm

    • What, a conservative record…where, he was only in public office once and that was governor of MA for 3.2+ yrs, that fourth year he was as absent from office as Obama was from the Senate.

      I must have missed all that conservatism oozing out of the “severely” candidate.

      • Romney has a conservative economic record as Governor

        Here are a few facts for you to research.
        http://www.aboutmittromney.com/economic.htm

        • Linky1

          This is Romney and Obama;’s puppet master….he’s the real one to fear as he seems to be pulling 2 sets of strings-one Democratic, one Republican.

          http://ncrenegade.com/editorial/george-soros-on-obama-vs-romney/

          • Why would I believe anything from Soros, Sorry try again. This guy goes about saying things to get what he wants. He is great at using the media, for his gains. He knows what conservatives think of him, If he really wanted Romney as the GOP he would not come out and say that. The Soros argument does not work with me!

            • Linky1
              • I know he is a very dangers man. I’m saying that Soros knows how to play the game. He knows how to manipulate governments and the people to get what he wants.

                Tell me this, from what you know about Soros and how manipulating he is. If he really wanted Romney to win the GOP nomination because he thought Romney was the same as Obama, then would he come out and say as such. I don’t think he would.

                Your problem with this is that you believe Soros, and therefore you are becoming one of his victims. Don’t let yourself be used be Soros and his game of lies and deceptions to get what he wants.

                • Linky1

                  I’m far from a victim, Lazarus, I’m not afraid, what I have done is educate myself. That’s not a problem, that’s knowing your enemy.

                  I’ve done my homework where Soros is concerned, as have many others. I could show you folders of bookmarks, those are but a small sample of what I have. Google his name. See the many anti-Soros factions on social media.

                  Instead of hiding behind a veil of fear, I educate myself on the enemy, in their own words, by their deeds and listen to the maxim that to ignore history is to repeat it.

                  But, I’m not here to convince or coerce you or insult you or make you see my point of view, only to share my point of view as did you for all of us.

                • I accept differing opinions, I accept your differing opinion about Romney, although I do not support it. My point with this is don’t put any trust in what you here from Soro’s. You really never know when he is being manipulative and dishonest, and therefore you cannot ever trust the guy. So from that perspective, I do not agree with your point about Soros, you cannot believe the guy on anything .

                • Linky1

                  Soros has been manipulating and dishonest on a regular basis, that comes from his own words and deeds, not from bloggers, authors or the media.

                  As for Romney-I set the same standard. Looking at his record as governor, I have seen that time and time again. It’s all a moot argument right now, as he is only the perceived candidate, not the actual candidate. If and when that time comes, the scrutiny from all sides left and right will be a lot more vigorous than this.

              • Soros said what he did to fool people who don’t think things through. Empty suit failed President Obama with sketchy credentials and slimy friends going up against Mitt Romney with his great accomplishments is the last thing they want.

                • Romney….”conservative record” and now “great accomplishments” what did etcha-sketch do that was sooo great again.

            • JRD1

              Why would you believe anything from Etch-a-sketch?

        • JRD1

          More propaganda from Etch-a-sketch central.

        • salg01

          ive shown the nut jobs on this site that site and others many times. they dont care about facts, they are worse than liberals. they are traitors to our country would would rather see it destroyed by obama than vote for romney

    • anth Japonez

      Amen to that. Here we are nitpicking over tweedlee dee and tweedlee dumb, when Newt is right there! Newt Gingrich is the obvious choice

    • JRD1

      I ask you to take another look at Etch-a-sketch. He is evil!

      • To say that he is evil is Laughable; regardless of what you might think of him as a politician. Any honest attempt to look into his life will tell you that he has lived a good life and has helped many people, by freely giving of his time and money to help others.

        He might not be the most conservative, he may not be the one you wanted, and you do not need to support him. But by not supporting him you are in affect supporting Obama. And as such you are supporting the current path that this country is on.

        Also, by making outrageous claims it makes any of your other arguments lose any credibility they might have had.

  • trustintheLORDwithallyourheart

    I couldn’t bring myself to watch the primary coverage on TV tonight. Did they mention anything about voter turnout? I suspect it was very low. Knowing the media, they would probably not want to mention that. I sense the media is beginning to turn on Obama. I’m sure they’ll find Romney quite acceptable.

    • sDee

      They are turning on Hussein. The same cabal that financed Obama’s installation has shifted to Romney.

      People will have to wake up to the reality that the fight is not donkey vs elephant. It is the people vs the political establishment. We do not have much time left, the noose is pulling tight. Its name is Romney.

  • CPAguy

    Honestly, I’m OK with an Obama win if it helps destroy the GOP and ushers in a new Conservative party…or at least clears out the old guard of the GOP.

    The main thing is keeping Justices Thomas and Scalia alive over those 4 years and of course voting in Conservatives to state houses, the US House, and the US Senate.

    I don’t fear Obama….I fear a continuance of this farce of leadership from both the Republicans and Democrats.

    • NHConservative0221

      Spoken out of true ignorance!

      Think about what you just said “..I don’t fear Obama”

      • Linky1

        Not meaning to speak for someone else, but read the last sentence of his post. “I don’t fear Obama….I fear a continuance of this farce of leadership from both the Republicans and Democrats.”

        Obama, Boehner, Republicans, Democrats alike all have to take the blame for being spineless and gutless toward Obama.

      • CPAguy

        I don’t fear him.

        I fear us, the American people, being eased into Socialism.

        We have put this upon ourselves, not Obama. Obama is the symptom, not the cause.

        Until we recognize that, it doesn’t matter if we have a socialist with a “D” by his name or a progressive with a “R” by his.

        • NHConservative0221

          There’s a difference between Obama and Romney.. MAJOR differences.

          One wants to permanently destroy our system and hates capitalism, the other does not.

          • TENCOLE

            There’s a difference?….really?!?…

            • sDee

              Fools each and every one of us. We truly are going to get what we deserve with Romney.

              Does anyone really think it is just a big ole’ coinkydink that the elephant candidate is the father of the same legislation the donkey candidate is using to destroy America. Anyone?

              • Linky1

                Guess I’m one of the few who see this, SDee.

          • sDee

            You are now showing your ignorance or are misleading. Romenycare is a prime example. It is highly anti-capitalist. A conservative, a capitalist, would have removed government regulation of the healthcare and payers industry in Massachusetts, not increased it.

            With the unconstitutional individual mandate, he ensured that eventually the private payers would be forced out of business. It is already happening in Mass.

          • I wouldn’t call hair and skin color major differences.

        • Very well said CPA.

        • Karl Rogue

          what he said

    • sDee

      And I am with you!

      I want have the battle – the fight. I would rather die fighting than to watch America, my kids, my country, our freedom slowly choked off one limb at a time by these statist bastards.

      • Me too. People think I’m nuts to want to become a citizen at this point in America’s history- but I fought to come here, and I’ll go down fighting to save her. I wouldn’t have it any other way. Well, unless Jesus comes back first.

    • I think Kennedy is going to retire soon, we can’t give Obama and liberals another inch in the Supreme Court. But you’re okay with Obama destroying the country? You’re okay with Obama setting the political climate and narrative in America, more class warfare, more fairness(taxes), more regulations, more boards and committees, more Government TOP-DOWN of controlling our lives. Okay with Obama creating less opportunity, less jobs, worthless degrees, weaken military, less intelligence, turning our backs on your allies and embracing radical islamist.. You’re okay with that? Now we might have to deal with that regardless if Romney can’t beat Obama, but to say you’re okay with Obama, wow, that’s like saying I’m okay with ripping my eyes out so I don’t have to watch.

      • sDee

        Romney will nominate a more liberal judge than Kennedy in that scenario – guaranteed. He did in Mass. Bush tired with Harriet Meyers!.

        We need to be realistic about exactly how Progressive Romney is so we can fight is assaults when they happen. We need leaders like West who will.

        A Romeny presidency will be far the the left of every President in my life time except Hussein Obama. That is a fact. It will not magically disappear. We cannot kid ourselves.

        • I’m not trying to kid ourselves but really with Obama we would get another Elana Kegan’s/Sonia Sotomayor’s. I’d take a Kennedy over them any day.. And there is a chance Romney would appoint a constitutionalist judge.

          • Karl Rogue

            And there is a chance Romney would appoint a constitutionalist judge.

            LOL. So you’re saying there’s a chance!

      • anth Japonez

        great point, I can’t wait to vote for Newt Gingrich on Nov 6, 2012

        • If Newt is the GOP nominee on Nov 6 so would I. If he isn’t, than it’s just a waste and a spoiler vote for Obama.

  • NHConservative0221

    The two greatest dangers if Obama is elected (even if the GOP controls Congress): executive orders and regulation.

    Imagine what Obama will attempt, knowing he doesn’t have to answer to the voters again.

    People need to realize this and re-educate themselves as to who Obama really is and how dangerous he really is!

    • CPAguy

      I am with you on that.

      Obama is terrible. Certainly in the top 10 of worst Presidents (but not the worst…not Woodrow Wilson, Carter, or FDR bad).

      I think it may be better for the Conservative cause to have Mittens lose.

      Strategically, I think the Conservative cause is lost with a Mittens presidency. I don’t see how it advances under him.

      However, in the wake of a GOP Presidential defeat, and anger at Obama, I can see the cause making great gains from 2012 – 2016.

    • sDee

      I know damn well what Obama is. I also know what Romney is.

      – Neither are conservative.
      – Both believe that legislation and executive power trump the Constitution.
      – Neither believe that a severely limited federal government is essential to liberty and freedom.
      – Both believe government is the solution.
      – Neither believe government is the problem.
      – Both believe in massive unprecedented increase in federal government spending.
      – Both are financed by the same wallstreeters, central bankers and globalists who are pillaging our nation for their own power and control.
      – Both have a long and consistent record of government growth, oppressive regulations and far left social engineering.
      – Both know that pushing the individual mandate will serve as a fatal blow to the US Constitution.
      – Both have appointed subversive, activist, leftist judges.

    • I was warning people about dear leader before he was even elected. Most didn’t care, others said, “You’re Canadian, what do you know?”

      I think people are well aware of what he is.

  • K-Bob

    This is a very passionate issue right now. In fact, now that Newt’s nearly eliminated, it’s the only issue. Both sides here need to respect the thinking of the other or we’ll have to pull the plug. Don’t accuse people of “not understanding” or “not getting it” or “need to educate yourself.” Nearly every regular here is well versed in the issues, and who stands for what.

    So stick to rational arguments, please. This ain’t MSNBC.

  • MaxineCA

    Wow, I just clicked over to this link and the first comment I saw was from K-Bob. So before I scroll through the comments I would like to make a few points without emotion, just the facts as I see them.

    I know many of us are frustrated, angry, disappointed & ticked off at at the process. I feel the same way. For those of us that haven’t had a chance to vote in a primary – vote your gut, whether it be for Rick or Newt to send the RNC a message. Have a huge turnout or we won’t send a very strong message. If we don’t have a strong opposition vote, it will appear as though we are apathetic, which we are NOT.

    That being said, if Romney is our only choice in the general, well then Romney will be our only choice and we all must turn out to vote against Obama, like it or not. We can’t sit at home pouting or throwing a temper tantrum, we have to do what’s right for the country. Then we can work on our next plan to have in place in 2016 and I think most of know what that is.

    • anth Japonez

      I read all the post and this is the one I agree with. I always notice the other regular commenter that always reminds me of a drone seminar blogger.

      • MaxineCA

        Actually, the regulars here are pretty insightful, factual and respectful. But I think most are really ticked off with this election cycle, and just need a good place to express their views. Personally, I’m not going to go through the 200+ comments based on what I’ve seen come in in the last 20 min or so that I’ve been here as it seems as though it’s gotten pretty emotional. I’ll let them vent.

        I understand the emotion, but we must move on.

    • ApplePie101

      One point of semantics: An ‘only choice’ is not a choice. That’s the deal voters got for elections in the Soviet Union.

  • anth Japonez

    Newt is going to pull the Killa in Manilla on Romney and win by a landslide.

  • OK it’s 2:25 in the morning, after a long day which was a crappy one. All I’m going to say is this: I love this county, I can’t stand the choices which have been forced on you folks who vote come November. Whichever way it goes, I will be fighting in whatever way I can to see that there will be still a Constitutional Republic left by the time my son is old enough to vote. Or I will die trying.
    Night all.

    • Linky1

      It’s 11:25 PST, I’m off to lose myself in something non-political. My brain is shutting down and I need some sleep.

      Like ABiC said, I wouldn’t want to be faced with this voter’s Hobson’s choice, either. As much as I love Canada, I also love the USA, my neighbour, ally and friend and will do what I can to make sure that America is restored to the glory she so much deserves.

      • ApplePie101

        Thank you, dear allies.

  • What’s funny is all the whiners here pledging to stay home because Romney can’t win. News Flash: If Romney don’t win it’ll be because of you. Jussayin’ boys and girls.

    I’m not his biggest fan either, as I’m sure many of you know, if you care to remember anyways. But it’s simple: Romney and a limping shot at recovery, or Obama and death. You’re letting fear of what Romney MIGHT be stupid enough to do with what you KNOW Obama will INTENTIONALLY do.

    Again, I understand why you think Mittens ain’t the best candidate. I don’t either. (Was no fan of Santorum either.) But people… Trying to create a self-fulfilling prophecy leaves no one to blame for you. You either do what you have to to keep us alive or you just may as well dig them graves right now, because it’s over.

    • JRD1

      We could call you a whiner also. Everyone here is not a Republican. Conservatives have no allegiance to the GOP. We do the research and think for ourselves, You want to vote for socialist Etch-a-sketch that’s your right but, you only have one vote. You don’t have mine.

      I believe that you are digging your own grave voting for a socialist/.

      • kong1967

        I believe you are digging your own grave by essentially voting for Obama by sitting at home and not helping remove him. You are right, we don’t have your vote, but you cannot deny that sitting on your hands will usher in another four years of a dictator that will destroy our country for sure. If you don’t like Romney then don’t vote for him, but don’t bitch when Obama brings us down because you decided your pride was more important than getting Obama out.

        • Karl Rogue

          Shouldn’t you be pandering to Indies now? Appeal to Indies is what makes Mitt so Electable right? You knew all along he had no appeal to cons, so don’t act all surprised when cons take a pass on him.

          • kong1967

            I’m not surprised at all. I didn’t want Romney, either, but I’ve come to grips with the fact he is our only “current” hope. Well, maybe he could resign after being elected and let his VP take over (like West), but we couldn’t be so lucky.

            I completely understand the angst about Romney. I’m right with you. All I’m saying is if we don’t vote for Romney we will hand over victory to the Marxist.

            “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” (Edmund Burke)

            Not voting is “doing nothing” in my view.

      • I’m not whining at all. I’m manning up and doing what I have to do to ensure survival of my country. I love it far too much to see it destroyed by a Marxist, and whatever you may think of Mittens, a Marxist he’s not. Especially not with the right people in Congress.

        Conversely, tell me what having the right people in Congress would do to stop Obama, who already has demonstrated willingness to bypass Congress… and in a term with nothing to lose, no less.

        No sir, I fear you would dig all of our graves for the sake of trying to prove a point.

    • kong1967

      I couldn’t agree more. Romney is not even close to my first choice, but he’s no Obama and he has business sense and sides with capitalism. Obama sides with the destruction of capitalism. It’s a no brainer for me and I’d vote for Gilligan and the Skipper before I’d stand aside and let Obama and Biden have another shot.

      • sDee

        no difference between Romney and Obama on core principles

        Conservatives have lost the White House because we fell for a false narrative that a “moderate” was needed to beat Hussein.

        That same fear and lack of confidence is driving people to rationalize that Romney will do anything different.

        • kong1967

          Lol, I didn’t vote for Romney and I never felt like we had to vote for him in order to beat the Marxist. I yelled like everyone else about people getting behind him, but he’s all we have now without a choice. Yeah, I get it…..Romneycare / Obamacare and the other comparisons, but soundbites don’t cover everything.

          I am looking at other things because there is absolutely nothing we can do now to get a better candidate. There are some positives. If we take both houses Obama will veto every bill Republicans put forward that reduce the size of government or cut actual spending (not voodoo math). Obama will side with the Muslims and stab Israel in the back. Obama will intentionally try to kill our energy sector and our capitalist system. There’s no way you can say that Romney wants to do that. I could go on and on, but not everything about Romney is bad.

    • Karl Rogue

      Hey wait a minute. YOur guy ran on a strategy of giving up conservative support to win Indie votes. If he fails to win, as seems likely, it will be because he and you bought into a flawed strategy.

      oh and, I don’t owe him or you my vote.

      • My guy? Romney was never my guy. But he’s being elected, BY THE PEOPLE, to be the nominee. I have to live with that.

        Now please, explain how we survive another 4 years of Obama because you didn’t come out to vote. Please do.

        You don’t owe him your vote, nor did I ever imply you did. But you do owe your country your vote. We can survive one guy even in a worst case scenario. We cannot survive the other. Period.

        Make your choice, life or death. But in the end, it was YOUR choice.

        • Karl Rogue

          Funny, isn’t it, how Romney is cruising to the nomination, but NO ONE will admit he is their guy. How does that happen?

          Like I said, nominating a lib was the plan to appeal to Indies. If you are only now wondering how you beat Obama without conservative support, better take it up with the folks who sold you Romney. And get busy selling to Indies.

          Whether the winner is O or RMoney, the country “survives” the next four years the same way it “survived” the last four–by floating passively down the stream to socialist paradise. Neither of the major parties are offering you a survival plan other than that.

          • You really have no idea who Barack Obama really is, do you? No idea at all.

            As for me, I love my country too much to put it through another 4 years of Obama. I wish you felt the same, but all that seems to matter to you is proving yourself right. Hope your country is worth your freaking ego, bud.

            • Karl Rogue

              typically hostile R’bot

            • K-Bob

              What? Who is this “Obama” of which you write? Where do we subscribe to your newsletter?

    • K-Bob

      Does assigning blame for what you know is a bad situation make you feel better now? Will it help restore the republic? Do you think you’re going to change people’s minds with such inflammatory claims?

    • ApplePie101

      We won’t be staying home. We’ll be voting, only not for your guy.

  • kong1967

    He’ll have to start off with killing regulations, Obamacare, depowering the unions, remove government from pushing home ownership to people who can’t afford it, drill drill drill…..heck with it….the list goes on forever. He has a lot of work to do and I hope he does it. He’ll have to work hard and heavy and not just tinker around the edges.

    • Karl Rogue

      nice list
      he would do none of that. see his term as Mass Governor for a more realistic list of what he would do.

      • kong1967

        Like Obama, Romney knows he will have to keep his base happy. He will HAVE to do those things or his own supporters will want him impeached.

        Throwing Massechussetts in there really isn’t an indication of what he will do as a Republican President. Massechussetts has an 80% liberal government and there was no way he could govern from the right. Yeah, it worries me, but people do change. You know that Reagan was a proud Democrat at one time, right? We don’t have a choice but to push him to do what we need done, and with Obama you know there won’t be any sense in even trying. I’d rather have “some” hope than no hope at all.

  • wodiej

    Unfortunately it looks like Romney just bought himself a nomination. People refused to coalesce around a conservative with the most experience. It looks doubtful now that Gingrich will be able to go until the convention. Santorum stayed in long enough to help Romney get it. Wonder why he hasn’t endorsed? It’s obvious but he’ll wait until it’s safe.

    Conservatives were manipulated AGAIN by the establishment. Santorum never had a chance of beating Obama. Santorum knew it and the establishment knew it. He was just a distraction to help Romney.

    • sandynsavannah

      I think you may be right wodiej……sadly

    • Sorry, but rewriting history on Santorum staying in to help defeat Newt is down right outrageous. It was Newt who should have coalesce towards Santorum who had won more states than Newt. You may want to at least lay some if not all the blame at Newt’s feet for not doing anything to help Santorum out when Newt could not win the South.

      You are overreaching here with this conspiracy theory.

  • W.

    “Enter 2012. The Ruling Class Republicans have forced the mush-mouth, three sides to every issue, dishonest Mitt Romney on us. They think they’ve won.”

    Even if they won the election – they destroy the nation.

    Romney and big money guys and liberals are destroying bleeding the country for their liberal socialist ideology and their own gain.

    • wodiej

      The voters are to blame for buying the garbage.

      • K-Bob

        Well, an awful lot of “conservatives” not only consumed the garbage, they joined in spreading it.

  • sandynsavannah

    As if speeches could actually bring about the change we need “To Save America”

    http://spectator.org/archives/2010/06/30/to-save-america/

  • sandynsavannah

    Romney’s speeches are just words on an etch-a-sketch.

    • KM

      Sadly, we now live in an America where only a select few can afford an etch-a-sketch. Thanks obama – Mission Accomplished!

  • Best Romney speech so far.

  • Trust1TG

    Yeah – the RNC counted the votes throughout the primary.

    Romney, with his money, his Alinsky tactics, his nasty little smear typists on all the blogs, and his media mouths shaped the vote.

    Many people stayed home. 100,000 people less than voted for John McCain in two states stayed home rather than vote for Romney. http://recovering-liberal.blogspot.com/2012/04/romney-apathy-rules100000-behind.html

    Romney is a weak candidate and a dishonest person.

    People do not want another lying, liberal socialist, radical social agenda, crony corporatist, public dollar stealing, political elite creep in the White House. If this nation is to survive, we need an honest person at the head.

    Romney, the Bushes, the Clintons and the rest of the political elite and big money establishment have made enough money. Each of Mitt and Ann Romney’s sons has a 100 million dollar trust fund. Lord knows how much Hillary and Bill have squirreled away.

    They have mis-managed our economy, used the FED to defraud the American people. 8-9 Trillion dollars disappeared in their fake financial fiasco of 2008. They have bled this country of 15-16 trillion more in stupid schemes and crony bail-outs.

    Romney and the rest of their despicable cabal should drop out if they love this country…at all. They need to be jailed, expatriated, banished forever from this country.

    Let the Obamas go to Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Libya, Egypt, Afghanistan, Indonesia and live in Islamofascist Sharian utopia if that is what he wants for himself. He does not have the right to impose his own ideological preferences on our country, however.

    Let Newt and Sarah, Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann work on cleaning up the mess.

    This country is worth saving… but Socialism, Islam/Sharia/Black Street Law, sexual libertinism are not the answer…and have never been the answer.

    Truth, law and accountability are the answer.

    God’s true Commandments/Word/Law are the answer.
    Jesus Christ and his Gospel of salvation are the Answer.

    America must abandon the abortion, euthanasia, sexual libertinism mentality if we are going to survive and escape God’s wrath. This is the 40th year since Roe vs Wade. If we do not repent and return to God, this nation will collapse, be taken captive by the Islamic hordes and die, and we will all die with it. God does not ever approve sin – especially the shedding of innocent human blood. We cannot break His laws, they are unchanging and unbreakable… we only change, break and harm ourselves and our society.

    • KM

      Where were you 4 years ago?

      Comparing Romney to obama is like comparing a kite to a Boeing 747.

      America can not survive 4 more years of an unrestricted obama. May not be able to survive 4 more years of a “restricted” obama. It’s as simple as that.

  • wodiej

    Someone find out how much money Romney spent to buy each state he has so far.

    • KM

      Candidates raise money – candidates spend money. Does it matter now?

      Anyone but the failure and worst president ever – obama.

      • Mary O’Grady

        Who among us can stand to look at the Kenyan Obama’s sneering visage for another four years? How about his angry wife’s? Who among us hopes to witness another four years of emboldened “Trayvon supporters” and race hustlers thanks to their man in the White House?

        Not I.

        The hope that Obama’s days in my face are nearly over, well that alone makes me almost weep with joy listening to Romney’s speech.

        ANYONE BUT OBAMA 2012!

    • K-Bob

      Stacy McCain has broken it down to “dollar per vote” a few times. If I recall, it’s been something like Romney spending about $28 per vote, to Santorum’s $8-and-change.

      He can’t use that strategy against Obama, though. In a sheer, outright purchase of the Oval Office, Obama wins hands down.

  • Sober_Thinking

    I’ll vote for the creep… because I have to. But I don’t want to hear another word from this clown.

    He swept the Northeast… whoo! What a surprise. The GOP settled on this lame horse so let them ride him. I prefer to walk.

  • ConnieConservative

    It is not about your personal like ( or mine).
    It is about saving this country from this President and
    his (progressive/ socialist / Marxist ) followers
    and appointees.

  • Trust1TG
    • RosiesSeeingRed

      THANK YOU for linking this. Excellent article.

      Well, I’ve got my “Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form” ready. The second it’s officially over and Romney clinches the nomination, I’m sending it in with the “unaffiliate” box checked.

    • sDee

      Excellent assessment.

      “The Establishment could not have made a more strategic blunder. They will, in all likelihood, succeed in securing the nomination for Mitt Romney, but the damage they have inflicted upon themselves is approaching irreversible.””

      I am there. A Republican my whole life except for the errors of my hippie days. Never ever again. I am finished with the GOP. They have done far worse than lost my money (which they do not really need) and my campaign work (which they see no value in) – they have made me just another one of their foes.

      I look forward to the swelling of our ranks.

  • Karl Rogue

    Old and bad habits die hard.
    Ride that Romneycare horse hard all the way to November folks. I’ll touch base with you all again in December when you are in “Never Again” mode.

    • dlg1956

      I’m already there

  • anneinarkansas

    I watched it last night and agree completely. The bruising campaign has made him stronger and ready for the job. He was presidential and inspiring. His beautiful wife Ann will be such a welcome change as First Lady.
    He will, I am now convinced, govern as a conservative.

    • Karl Rogue

      his only prior history in government notwithstanding?
      Faith is a powerful thing

    • E. Lee Zimmerman

      LOL! Thanks for the laugh.

    • Newsflash to all you Romney bashers and uninformed people who believe the liberal lies about him—-the country is not conservative. It is center slightly right now thanks to all the illegals and socialists from other failed socialist countries that have flocked in. He governed as a conservative while Governor in a deep blue state and turned around the bankrupt Olympics as well. Romney does not deserve the insults and false accusations he receives from left and right. http://www.aboutmittromney.com/ He is an impressive man of accomplishment. Get to know who he is and what his REAL record is because it is one to be proud about. Romney will reform, repair, revitalize and restore America. He’s a great leader and a good man. Either you are on the Mitt train or you are helping Obama. It’s up to us to save America and splintering won’t help. http://evangelicalsformitt.org/on-the-issues/

      • Turned around the Olympics? Like this is the conservative way.

        But hey, it’s ok- he just wanted Mass. to get their “fair share”

      • sDee

        We are either for government or for the people. DC is a one party town – the party of big government.

      • Galatiansch2vs20

        You replied to someone who has been for Romney for a long time.

        His record is not one of a true conservative, but it looks like he is going to be the Republican nominee. I am waiting to see who he picks for a running mate before I decide whether I will plan to vote Romney/conservative or to write in a conservative’s name on the president race in the general.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    Sorry Scoop, I couldn’t POSSIBLY watch that. I find myself flicking the channel as soon as Romney’s face appears on screen, just like a do when Obama’s face appears. It was a long 4 years, and it’s going to be another long 4, whichever way it turns out.

    I just have to get this off my chest. I TRULY and WHOLEHEARTEDLY feel that it wasn’t just the media who decided to ignore Newt and refuse to cover him who shaped this outcome. The bloggers, including this site, where there are so many Newt supporters, bailed on him too. I can’t help but feel everyone, including the blogosphere — my only hope to find ALL of the news and not just the propoganda being fed to us — got in line like good little sheeple and followed the establishment rules. I am really disheartened.

    I haven’t been here except to check in once in a while to see if anyone was talking about Newt’s ongoing campaign. Perhaps his speeches…for example, his keynote address at the Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Prayers for America” last Saturday in Delaware … but no. So I was out finding the few sites who hadn’t rolled for Romney, or who would at least acknowledge he is still in the race.

    I’m really disappointed. In all. of. it.

    • K-Bob

      Let’s be fair. Scoop did not “bail” on Newt. Scoop stayed true to whatever it took to keep any conservatives in this race until they either chose to quit or were essentially defeated. Nor did Scoop make any case against any of the conservatives. He just puts up videos of their interviews and speeches, and sometimes what others are saying about them, and leaves it all for you to decide.

      It’s not his fault that so many engaged in sniping and harsh words over individual candidates.

      • RosiesSeeingRed

        “Essentially defeated?” That’s exactly what I’m talking about. Newt didn’t think he was defeated just yet, but he never stood a chance without the coverage.

        Call me cranky for living in NJ which will have a meanginless primary in June, thanks to how campaigns are shaped and directed by the media. I learned a lot. This has been a very eye-opening experience.

        • K-Bob

          No, you probably mean “marginalized” which is not what Scoop has done.

          Those who stopped campaigning because they weren’t going anywhere were “essentially defeated.” But not here.

          • RosiesSeeingRed

            No, I don’t think he marginalized him at all. The articles were always fair. They just simply disappeared, even though Newt was still running and campaigning.

            • K-Bob

              Scoop said it was hard finding video of Newt. This was one of Newt’s campaign’s problems. They didn’t get him enough face time on the networks, and they didn’t bother to make or release decent vids of his campaign speeches. In this day and age of cheap Audio/Video recording technology, that’s inexcusable.

  • Josh

    sDee made a comment below that I thought was the most telling and appropriate on this whole thread.

    “The game is over alright. Conservatives have lost the white house, regardless of who wins.”

    100% agree.

    • best we can hope for is a West VP slot, with a Conservative House and Senate to shove Conservatism down Romney/Obama’s throats.

      • sDee

        Actually Palin and West are the only two I can think of who would not be steamrolled as VP and able to rebuild a conservative foundation for 2020.

        That is why true conservatives need to fight the RNC now and fight Romeny. We cannot give up without a fight.

    • ApplePie101

      There are battles, and wars. The battle may be lost, but the war isn’t over.

  • E. Lee Zimmerman

    It’s amazing what a victory can do to the Romnoids.

  • RosiesSeeingRed

    For anyone who doesn’t believe that Mitt is winning this election with dirty, alinsky style lies, check out this robocall from the Rockland County (NY) Republican Chairman where he tells voters that all of the other republican candidates have dropped out of the race, but they should go out and vote for Romney to show the democrats that republicans are united:

    http://youtu.be/uTLtTYwqH9Y

  • I feel like we’re probably bringing a knife to O’bama’s gunfight, but if, like Sarah said, we hang together, we’ll be able to drag him across the finish line.

    • sDee

      Whoever will win has already been decided, in act it has been engineered to ensure very little different results. Just as candidate Romney was decided. It is not representative process.

    • dlg1956

      I’m tired of dragging dead RINO’s, if they can’t walk on their own they don’t deserve to win.

  • dlg1956

    Now we finally have a choice for POTUS: Obama and Obama Jr.

    I’ll be writing in my pick.

  • Remember just a few years ago when…

    …the official unemployed was at 8.4 million instead of 12.4 million?

    …the U.S. debt was at 9.5 trillion instead of 15.5 trillion?

    …gas was $1.89 a gallon?

    …the U.S. was friends with Israel?

    …food Stamp Recipients was at 29 million instead of 46 million?

    …U.S. Astronauts didn’t have to travel with Russians to go into space?

    …our country’s credit rating was a Triple AAA rating?

    Hows that Hope And Change working for you?
    http://youtu.be/CZ-4gnNz0vc

  • NJK

    Is this ok with Romney?
    Russia, U.S. to Hold Anti-terror Drills in May
    2012-04-20 01:10:58 Xinhua Web Editor: Jiang
    http://english.cri.cn/6966/2012/04/20/189s694306.htm

  • pmb88

    This is going to be a very close election.

  • kssturgis62

    So Romney gets the nod. I am done with the POTUS election. I sit here going over the 30 years of my life, I have spent fighting. Fighting for Conservatism, My rights under the Constitution, and watching it all go down hill.

    3 Years ago people had a Fire lit in their bellys. they came out fighting, and I saw for the first time I had help. Then in 2010 a Red Wave swept across the country. Then people became complacent. Everyone stopped worrying about, went back to their homes, the Tea Party was demeaned, and Instead of continuing to fight, they fell lock step to give us Romney. This is what I get to vote for? Romney? No Thank you. Will not be following, not holding my nose. I am done. IT is time for me to maybe be the one to go sit on my couch, and not fight anymore. I am 50 years old, I started this at 18 when I was living in the City of Detroit, watching Coleman Young put the last nail in the Coffin of that city. I fought and fought, and now I am being told I have to do this again. No Thank you.

    I have Children and Grandchildren. I love them very much. I love my Country. But I cannot partake in Destroying it anymore. The Lesser of Two evils is Still Evil.

    This isn’t about my Candidate not getting the nod. My two choices decided Not to run. I had to pick between Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachmann, and Newt Gingrich. AS each one dropped out, because Romney Used Saul Alinsky Tactics to demonize each and everyone of them, I went to the next one. Now it is over.

    Romney is a Liberal. he is a Progressive. He is NOT CONSERVATIVE at all. His social issues Bother Me. His big liberal Policies in Massachusetts Bother me.

    There is so much off the Table with a Romney Nomination. Let alone who is he going to pick for VP>

    If he picks Marco Rubio, he is NOT eligible. Also too Marco is working on the Dream Act in the Senate, and Romney’s hands are all over it. So HERE COMES AMNESTY that Marco wants passed in time for ILLEGALS to go to College on our Dime by the Fall. NOT VOTING FOR THAT – But you can.

    IF he Picks Chris Christie – Loud Mouthed Liberal from New Jersey. Very Rude, and he went to the State Dinner for china, the only republican to do so, He has appointed Muslim Judges, and he wouldn’t enter the Obama Care lawsuit. Oh But you can vote for that. NOT ME.

    There there is Rob Portman One of the Biggest Center Left Senators from Ohio. Basically aligns himself with McCain, Snowe and Collins. You can have that.

    Then there is Jeb Bush. WOW THAT IS GREAT – You can have that.

    Kelly Ayotte. from LIBERAL New Hampshire. You can have that.

    Nope not me. I am tired. Exhausted. I am going to try and make sure Pete Hoekstra is not my Senate Nominee to go up against Debbie Stabenaw this year, and Work on my friend Laureen’s campaign in Pennsylvania.

    But for Potus I am done. This has been the most disheartening thing i have seen. I truly believe that the majority of Americans are happy getting Freebies, and don’t want the Republic that we were given, that is a treasure. That is buried.

    If Romney picks a Conservative to be VP – they are going to go against everything that they said they stood for, to support him and his policies?

    • dlg1956

      I feel the same as you. I will write in for POTUS and campaign and vote for the most conservative in the rest of the races. The GOP RINO establishment has once again shot America in the foot.

      Obama Jr will try and pick a conservative but it will make no difference with me. I’m sick of being asked to hold my nose and vote for RINOs. After Dole and McCain you would think they would get a clue, now Obama Jr.

      RINO’s are a bigger danger to this country than the Democraps, and that is saying alot.

      I will never give one red cent to the GOP, only to canididates who have a proven conservative track record like Sheriff Mack who is trying to primary RINO Lamar Smith and the senator who is working to primary RINO Orin Hatch. There is hope, it is just slow in coming and Obama Jr is only making the matters worse.

      Obama could not have picked a better GOP rival to run against: Mittens aka Obama Jr.

    • ApplePie101

      You have the right idea, in switching your energies to fighting the battle on the local, state and legislative fronts. I think more people are coming to the realization that ‘taking over’ the republican party is a lost cause, and that the only way conservative principles have a shot at restoring the constitutional government we were given is through a third party.

      • kssturgis62

        My Husband is Canadian, in Alberta, they just had an Election.

        Wild Rose Party = Conservative – Our Tea Party – New Party two years ago.
        Progressive Conservative – they are almost liberal, Center left,
        Liberals which is our Democrats
        NDP’S – Communists Marxists our Democrats

        In Ontario Liberals are destroying the Province and Just raised taxes on the rich by 2% to pay off the Debt, the Premiere aka Governor is Taxing everything, they have a 15% HST tax now, it isn’t working, people are buying less and moving out of the province. All you hear out of Ottawa is how they are destroying the nation with their debt.

        Back to Alberta, the Choice was Conservative or Progressive, in Alberta Liberals and NDP’s do not win. It is a Conservative Province, but they hate the move to the left. Well Wild Rose came along, she has 20 Seats in the Provincial Government now, she is the Official Opposition, and IF CANADA CAN HAVE all these Parties, WHY CAN’T WE.

        IT IS TIME FOR A 3rd Party. it is time to FORM IT, the only reason people say a 3rd party won’t work is because it is their POWER !!! IT WILL WORK IT COULD WORK AND IT IS BEING LOOKED INTO TO BE FORMED.

        Republicans and Democrats are the SAME – they are only worried about their POWER.

    • ApplePie101

      You have the right idea, in switching your energies to fighting the battle on the local, state and legislative fronts. I think more people are coming to the realization that ‘taking over’ the republican party is a lost cause, and that the only way conservative principles have a shot at restoring the constitutional government we were given is through a third party.

  • ApplePie101
  • Guest1776rcp

    Yep, Indys do NOT decide elections in favor of the side without a motivated base. Whomever devised the strategy that the Republican nominee don’t have to inspire and motivate the base because the Democrat will is a complete moron and it hasn’t worked to date.

  • Guest1776rcp

    It is you who needs to be educated about progressives and socialist. Socialist are progressives and progressives are socialist. Both are statist.

  • Guest1776rcp

    America can not survive 4 more years of an unrestricted obama.

    The greatest country in the history of the world is going to be brought down by Obama? Nonsense. The country survived FDR socialist policy and 90% tax rates, the country survived Jimmy Catrter’s ineptness and the country survived Clinton’s treachery. The country will survive Obama too.