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Romney Leads Obama, Gingrich/Santorum Trail By Double Digits

ABC News and The Washington Post have added to their poll they started to release yesterday with the latest General Election match ups that continue to show how much more electable Mitt Romney is compared to Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul and Rick Santorum. Poor Rick Perry, he doesn’t even get a mention.

PRESIDENT – NATIONAL (ABC/WaPo)
Mitt Romney (R) 48%
Barack Obama (D-inc) 46%

Barack Obama (D-inc) 49%
Ron Paul (R) 42%

Barack Obama (D-inc) 52%
Newt Gingrich (R) 40%

Barack Obama (D-inc) 52%
Rick Santorum (R) 41%

This poll was done January 12-15 among registered voters. Adding to CNN and Fox News yesterday, this is the third poll in two days showing Romney either ahead of or only a single percentage point behind. Public Policy Polling seems to be out there by themselves showing a 5% lead for Obama over Romney….

Posted by Dave at 7:54 pm
Filed under: General | Comments (115)

115 Responses to “Romney Leads Obama, Gingrich/Santorum Trail By Double Digits”

  1. MFG says:

    Thread rule:

    Give me your best reason why Mitt wins the general election

  2. Tim V says:

    what is up with Philly ? why all the a-holes ?omething in the air/water ?

    PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Three suspects got out of a car and beat a young man to death, but the driver stayed in the car. He never got out and he didn’t participate in the fight. That is the man Philadelphia police want to track down

  3. Tim V says:

    Mitt wins the generasl election because he will convince voters that he can do a better job of creating jobs than Obama.

  4. Knighthawk says:

    2: His last name is not Obama.

  5. Tina says:

    So, the architect of TARP, Porkulous, $5 trillion in def. spending, auto bail outs ( how is the GM electric car that blows up doing btw?) – picked a Bain man to held OMB.

  6. DrJay says:

    Mitt will not make any unforced errors.

  7. new says:

    Someone needs to assure me that Romney won’t be a disaster in the general election. Why can’t he train himself to avoid making gaffes all the time…

  8. jason says:

    He has a wider demographic, ideological and regional appeal.

  9. jason says:

    ” Why can’t he train himself to avoid making gaffes all the time”

    His biggest gaffe so far was the 10k bet with Perry that had a shelf life of about 2 days.

  10. MD says:

    Tina – they know how to do a turnaround. We qualify for that status unfortunately.

  11. MD says:

    Romney has been the least gaffe prone of all of them – by a mile.

  12. MD says:

    By the way, Glenn Beck seems to have fallen off the face of the earth. Is he up to anything interesting these days? Still saying provocative things? I guess when you are just streaming it no longer matters. Wish I had listened to him about gold in 2007.

  13. Tina says:

    MD, good point.

  14. lisab says:

    “Of all states, CA is most beautiful visually.”

    that would be MA

  15. jenny says:

    Bill O’Reilly says Mitt could lose on Saturday if Mitt does poorly during the debate on Thursday.

  16. Knighthawk says:

    13. Last I heard he was bed ridden with some serious back issue.

  17. Rockefeller Republican says:

    My response to thread rule question: Romney is most disciplined, engorged wih funding, and best organized. All of these give hime potential to be competitive aross the nation – winning such key states as FL, VA, NC, IN, OH, PA, NJ, ME, NH, MI, IA, CO, NV, NM, and OR…all previously Obama states.

    Agree w/ BOR – if Romney gives another lackluster debate performance, Eye of Newt will get a narrow victory in SC 29%-27%.

  18. Tina says:

    SF Bay Area is the best part of CA.

  19. jan says:

    The PPP is doing what it suppose to do it’s hitting the left wing media outlet MSNBC.

  20. Tim V says:

    rocky rumprider- the nick ip gave you has a certain ring to it.

  21. Tim V says:

    are jan and janz, the same poster ?

  22. Tim V says:

    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20090719220406AAifLWz

    the most beautiful state ? mind. state of mind.

  23. Tina says:

    Nope Janz is the original Jan.

  24. Knighthawk says:

    22. Not usually, janz=original jan, jan=new jan or so janz stated a few weeks back.

  25. jenny says:

    LOL! Forrest Gump aka Rick Perry trails a Mormon in Texas!

  26. jenny says:

    Hannity is dreadful.

  27. Bitterlaw says:

    I just got back from my son’s 8th grade basketball game. The one-armed player on his team is amazing. He can dribble behind his back. I can’t. His team is 1-2.

    I saw on an earlier thread we have to pick a team to win the Super Bowl. Since the current rankings on my NFL Hate list have the Giants at #2, Patriots at #3, Ravens at #5 and 49ers at #27, I guess I will hope for the Niners to win (athough that may curse them). The idea of lisab praising another Boston team if the Patriots win is unbearable.

  28. Annie says:

    Tina – I live in Davis, but my folks are in the East Bay area (originally from the Midwest), my husband grew up in Mountain View. I think all the time about how great the Bay Area and California scenery is, but how awful the people running the political show in San Francisco are – Now they allow naked, icky-looking males to run around in public. (Not to mention having to step over the vagrants…) It’s not the same place it was just a few decades ago. In Davis, you have that “big sky” feeling of 360 degrees of land and air around you, and the stars at night. But then, Davis is ultra-liberal, too…just not so crowded.

  29. SUSYQUE says:

    We all know who Tebow is because of this story.
    How Tebow Almost Never Was
    In a recent email, I read about a woman named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child.
    Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went into a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant.
    Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope that her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted.
    Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fetal tissue.
    While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll name him Timothy and we’ll make him a preacher.
    Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy August 14, 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines . He also plays football.
    Pam’s son is Tim Tebow

  30. Tina says:

    Yeah the SF politicos are idiots.

    BTW, Truther Jesse Ventura was allegedly ko’d by a Navy Seal.

    Truther said that Navy Seals “deserve to die.”

    What a POS.

  31. MFG says:

    Tebow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  32. MFG says:

    Mitt/Tebow 2012
    Resistance Is Futile

  33. MFG says:

    What’s the mood in Nineland Tina?

    Confident? Worried? Ecstatic?

  34. Tina says:

    The incident allegedly happened in 2006.

  35. Tina says:

    Happy to be playing another game, not overconfident. They have reports of some Gmen (Tuck and Rolle) flapping again.

  36. Rockefeller Republican says:

    #21: I speak truth. It sounds as if you have closet case issues wth which to deal…

  37. Bitterlaw says:

    Hey, Tim V. – You can’t blame this on Philadelphia:

    http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57359661/cops-saints-fan-shoots-two-49ers-fans-after-loss/

    What is wrong with Duluth, Georgia? Why are Saints’ fans so vicious?

  38. Tina says:

    That guy was on drugs, BL.

  39. janz says:

    #22 Tim V

    The new ‘jan’s” POVs are similar to my own. Once when I was scrolling through the thread, and saw one of her comments, my first thought was “Gee, I don’t remember saying that!” Then it hit me that it wasn’t me.

  40. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina – the weird thing is that Ventura was a Navy SEAL. Despite my respect for veterans, I’m glad the other SEAL dropped him.

  41. Bitterlaw says:

    Sorry, Tina, but if I still have to hear about the 1968 Santa Claus incident at Franklin Field, I will make it my mission to report when idiot fans of other teams act like . . . well . . . violent idiots.

  42. janz says:

    Tina & Annie,

    My husband and I have a home just north of SF, on the northern Sonoma coast. I’ve been in love with that area my whole life!

  43. SUSYQUE says:

    #29..Annie, Savage calls it San Fransicko and you have explained why. It stands out as one of the most liberal cities in the USA. Liberalism has become a decadent state of mind…and it is so obvious in the reprobate men and woman who have no sense of shame.

  44. Knighthawk says:

    38. That’s right next door, I guess cause they can out drink the 49′s fans.

  45. Kristen says:

    Janz, perhaps the surname could be hinted at by remembering the name of the biggest adding machine maker in the 20thc.

  46. SUSYQUE says:

    #44…I am not speaking of the suburbs of San Francisco.

  47. Tina says:

    While Savage does call it by that name, he lives in SF (as well as in Marin County). He has two bunkers. He would never leave this area.

  48. Tina says:

    BL, it is stupid because another fan cheered on SF and he had to wait in his car for two hours, and try to kill two people.

  49. NewtChickenHawk says:

    Ventura was interviewed on the Jones show about it 1-2 weeks ago.

  50. Tina says:

    I wonder if Ventura is going to sue, seemed like he dropped like a ton of bricks.

  51. MD says:

    49 – I thought that only happened in Philly?

    Boy, you should have seen what I was going to post initially. Thought better of it.

  52. MD says:

    Tina – is there video on that? Jessie is flat out crazy. That is why I remain suspicious that we can win Minnesota in 12. This state elected Jessie Ventura and Al Franken to powerful positions. The trend seems to be moving our way though.

  53. janz says:

    Oh Kristen

    This is like a trivia game….I’ll google and see what I come up with

  54. Bitterlaw says:

    Tina – my entire point to Tim V (Gary Maxwell’s proxy) is that every team has idiot fans. You know that if this had happened in Philadelphia, Sports Center would still be talking about it and there would be an ESPN van at the scene until this week-end to give updates.

  55. janz says:

    Kristen

    Burroughs or Dalton?

  56. MD says:

    Bitter – want to talk about a cess pool? Well, let’s compare shall we:

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/tx/dallas/crime/

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/pa/philadelphia/crime/

    Philadelphia is safer than Dallas. Who would have guessed that?

  57. Tina says:

    No, MD, I do not think so. I think it was in a book. Truther denies it, but there are several coming forwarded and saying it is true.

    This happened in 2006, so the news seems dated. Why did it not leak out sooner?

  58. bio mom says:

    I have more faith in the people of South Carolina than O’Reilly. Romney is the only candidate competent to fulfill the presidency.Bombast at debates won’t cut it!

  59. Knighthawk says:

    54 Janz you will find the anwser 4th down in the results.

  60. janz says:

    KH

    “..4th down in the results?” Which results? I’m feeling really dense here. Sorry.

  61. janz says:

    #61 Ah, Burroughs…..I’m glad you know what are talking about. Thanks!

  62. Knighthawk says:

    I meant your Google search results if you typed in the trivia question. Either way you already have what your looking for.

  63. MD says:

    The training to be a Seal or Delta Force member is beyond what one can imagine. Anyone who makes it through has 2 qualities that make them a formidable foe:

    1. They know how to inflict serious pain with minimal effort.

    2. They are very, very smart. If you are a phony, they can tell from a mile away.

    I thought our training was tough. It was nothing compared to theirs.

  64. Tina says:

    Sometimes evil Tina thinks what would happen if Rube Paul goes up to a Seal and makes a similar remark that Truther Ventura made.

    What would happen???

    Night gang.

  65. janz says:

    Good night, Tina.

  66. lisab says:

    her name is kristen national cash register?

  67. janz says:

    lisab

    Saw your post about your physical problems. Sorry you have to go through this. May you get better soon.

  68. NewtChickenHawk says:

    Interesting how this Seal claimed he slugged Ventura in the face and knocked him out cold, and then later he changes his story to say he just pushes Ventura.

    Why is his story changing if he’s telling the truth?

  69. MD says:

    Speaking of GA from above, I spent 5 weeks there in the summer of 87. Extreme heat and humidity. They were always trying to put weight on me and I had just gotten up to 155 lbs. By the time I left there I was back down to 140 lbs. Not the place for a ghille suit. Of course, they didn’t give a rip what I thought.

  70. Bitterlaw says:

    I like Evil Tina. I hope she comes back soon.

  71. Bitterlaw says:

    Philadelphia is safer than Dallas. Who would have guessed that?

    Especially for Presidents. Any response, lurking Maxwell?

  72. MD says:

    Evil Tina is not to be messed with Bitter. She makes the philly aholes look like a couple of little girls.

  73. MD says:

    73 – Stats don’t lie Bitter.

    Gary’s other city:

    http://www.neighborhoodscout.com/mi/detroit/crime/

    Crime waves follow him from place to place.

  74. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – That’s nothing. Develop diabetes and go undiagnosed and untreated for a few months. I dropped 30 pounds in 2 months in 9th grade – and probably only weighe 140 when it started. 100 pounds? I could have been a super model.

  75. NewtChickenHawk says:

    Herman Cain is on the Bill Maher show right now. It could be fake but it sure seems like it’s real.

    Very funny interview.

  76. Bitterlaw says:

    I hope Maxwell doesn’t come to Philadelphia. the crime wave does follow him. He could probably go to Vatican City and crime would explode.

  77. MD says:

    Happened to a friend of mine a few years ago Bitter. He kept eating his usual amount and started losing weight. The first 15, he was happy, the next 15 he was in a panic. Had the problem going to the bathroom symptom. Told me he thought he had cancer and would die. I asked him when he was diagnosed and he said he was afraid to go to a Doctor. I called his wife and ratted him out.

    He is very healthy today although he is obsessed with testing his levels. The test where you prick your finger for blood. All the time.

  78. MD says:

    Well, Bitter one could argue that with such a collection of Priests……

    I won’t finish that one out of respect for all Catholics here. I was one myself.

  79. NewtChickenHawk says:

    Herman Cain is pretty brave to go on Maher show.

  80. Bitterlaw says:

    You were a priest? Just kidding. The worst part of untreated diabetes is peeing constantly. Your body is basically trying to flush out the poison building up in your system so you are also incredibly thirsty. I remember drinking a 1/2 gallon of water , using the bathroom, and being thirsty 10 minutes later. This Health Alert has been brought to you by Bitterlaw.*

    *Sponsored by MD, Senior – insulin profiteer.

  81. Bitterlaw says:

    MD – your friend was smart. I have had diabetes for 29 years. For the first 13 years I was pretty poor ar checking my blood. I actually ended up in the ER because I took insulin when I had a headached (often a symptom of high blood sugar for me). Of course, being stupid and rebellious, I didn’t check my blood sugar, so I managed to almost make myself unconscious. When I called my girlfriend (now wife) from the hospital room, she told me that she had no interest in marrying a moron and was not going to be a widow with a dead husband with no legs who went blind. That got through to me.

  82. NewtChickenHawk says:

    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-18/ron-paul-campaign-sues-makers-of-video-deriding-gop-ex-canidate-huntsman.html

    Paul campaign is suing the uploader of the Huntsman China ad.

    I highly doubt Huntsman campaign made it, but if by chance they did then lol.

  83. Bitterlaw says:

    Bunu – why can’t Paul win primaries? Try a real answer and not some links collected at your daily Paul circle jerk.

  84. NewtChickenHawk says:

    Paul got second in the last primary. That’s better than every candidate except Romney…duh.

  85. Addisonst says:

    Cleveland may have more crime than philly but they make up for it by being championship free.

  86. Bitterlaw says:

    Is second place winning? Did you read the question, you American-hating bastard?

  87. mnw says:

    Romney wins GE (possibly) because 1) he will have a united party behind him; nobody among GOP/conservatives really detests the man; & 2) people are tired of zero & open to any minimally acceptable alternative.

    MD

    u r a salesman, rite? Don’t salesmen say, “You can’t sell zh*t TWICE”? That’s zero’s challenge! Selling a stinking green steaming t*rd TWICE. Hard to do.

  88. janz says:

    Bitter

    With your diabetic experiences, along with unique sense of humor, you would be a good person to ‘talk’ to people, especially youth, who were first diagnosed with diabetes.

  89. Corey says:

    Bitter and Jay Cutler can go on the road together and do that.

  90. Bitterlaw says:

    Janz – I am a ray of sunshine.

  91. Bitterlaw says:

    Maybe I should look into that, Janz. At least for the real diabetics (Type I insulin users), not the fat bastards like Tim V. My approach to them would be poke them with sticks until they started and running and screaming, “Drop the donuts!”

  92. janz says:

    Truly Bitter, you would make a great medical mentor. I’ve read your posts, for some time, and you are an honest man in how you talk about dealing with diabetes — no sugar coating either. Not meant to be a pun. With your wry sense of humor you would be a hit with young people, IMO, too.

  93. Bitterlaw says:

    Corey – I do give Cutler credit. He must eat a lot or run an IV filled with soda into his arm during a game because it is tough to keep your blood sugar up when being really active. The only other way would be to not take insuling before a game and risk going high. Either way, it sucks.

  94. janz says:

    Talk to your local hospitals. There may be volunteer groups out there having people who are sent around to counsel new people being diagnosed. I know when I was actively an RN we had various groups dealing with various medical issues that would talk with patients. It was a big help, too.

  95. Bitterlaw says:

    Janz – Because you are ar so kind and thoughtful, I won’t be a smart ass. Consider yourself a rare poster here. My biggest fear is that my children could some day develop this. Knowing I passed this on to them would be devastating. The first time my daughter said “I’m thirsty,” I freaked. My wife just gave her a glass of milk. It meant nothing except she wanted milk.

  96. Bitterlaw says:

    Well, I was hoping to talk to women in their 20s who feel a need to talk off their tops but maybe helping diabetics would be ok, too. Of course, the insulin addicts would be better for my marriage.

  97. Bitterlaw says:

    take off their tops. Sorry. I got distracted.

  98. janz says:

    Like I said, Bitter, a sense of humor seems to be your gift – self deprecating which levels the playing field between you and who you are talking to — like a kid who just found out he had a life-long challenge to deal with.

    I understand your fears about passing it along to your children. But, genetics are genetics. We all pass both the good and the bad along, so don’t blame yourself. At least when you have a parent, and there is a genetic predispostion there, it makes children more aware of what to look out for, and possibly take better care of themselves as well.

  99. Addisonst says:

    Corey the bullzzz didn’t look pathetic w out Drose tonight. Mad progress.

  100. Bitterlaw says:

    Janz- I will think aout it. I would like to do something to help people. The other thing I have thought about is volunterring at the Ronald McDonald House in Philadelphia. My only worry is that the first time I see a really sick child will be very hard on me. Then again, I shouldn’t worry about me. I should help others.

  101. janz says:

    Bitter

    You’re a kind person — share it with others. The Ronald McDonald Project sounds like a good vehicle for you to do this. Being empathetic towards others comes from the heart.

    Good night.

  102. NewtChickenHawk says:

    http://www.dailypaul.com/

    DailyPaul blacks out for SOPA protest

  103. michael corleone says:

    Can someone explain to me why polls showing Romney leading Obama are supposed to be predictive of how an election will turn out after millions of dollars of ads are run by both sides? Look how quickly polls have changed in this primary season alone.

    Note: McCain led Obama in a number of polls during the Dem nomination fight in 2008. We nominated McCain and look where that took us.

    The fact is Mitt has many liabilities: he does not excite the base, has character issues (lacks integrity), cannot attack Obama on the most important issue (in fact, if Romney is nominated after passing Romneycare, there really is no point for a Republican party), cannot connect with blue collar voters in the most important swing states, is an elitist from massachusetts, will be smeared (unfairly) as a vulture capitalist and a member of the one percent, and is generally a stiff.

    Also, if Romney were somehow to get elected, that would pretty much put the death-knell in the conservative movement. Based on his record, he, like Bush, he will push non-conservative policies that will fail. However, because the average person associates a Republican with conservatism, the conservative movement will suffer. And I don’t see how the conservative movement could ever revive itself again.

    Based on Bush’s performance, conservatives should have been banished to the wilderness for at least a decade. But the Dems were so bad, the American people gave us a second chance. They will not give us another. Because Romney is not someone looking to shake the status quo, terrible things will likely happen on his watch — including the near default of American debt, the collapse of Medicare, and implementation of Obamacare. All of this things will bring the country to the brink, and Romney (i.e., conservatives) will get the blame.

    If Romney is nominated, I almost think the reelection of Obama would be better for the conservative movement, assuming we hold the House and the Senate.

  104. Diogenes says:

    The election isn’t going to be about Romney. It will be about Obama. If unemployment is as high as all reasonable people expect, all the GOP candidate has to do is present himself as a reasonable alternative. Romney is the only competent person in the entire GOP field.

    McCain is a good person but he was simply too old and his campaign staff simply too inept to do anything.

    And conservatives have ruled the house for a while now. They have pushed Boehner to be more conservative than he probably wanted to be, to little effect.

    At the end of the day, the only conservatism that matters to the majority of Americans is economic conservatism; the kind that delivers jobs and lets working americans feed their family. If Obama is re-elected, we have a liberal court for a generation and continued exacerbation of our current woes and more people dependent on government.

    Once a critical mass of people have their snout in the Obamacare trough, then there will be no end. Obamacare MUST go and the Supreme Court MUST stay conservative.

    Saying that it would be better for Obama to win because you are pissed that Romney is only a 90% conservative to you is pure stupidity.

  105. Tim V says:

    janz says:
    January 17, 2012 at 10:50 pm
    Bitter

    With your diabetic experiences, along with unique sense of humor, you would be a good person to ‘talk’ to people, especially youth, who were first diagnosed with diabetes.

    and so a career was born…

    humor for diabetics…

    to strenghten and encourage them while making them laugh at the same time…

  106. Tim says:

    #38:
    All of them I’ve met are just like that.

  107. EML says:

    Can someone explain to me why polls showing Romney leading Obama are supposed to be predictive of how an election will turn out after millions of dollars of ads are run by both sides? Look how quickly polls have changed in this primary season alone.
    ======================================
    The polls aren’t predictive, but they give you an idea of how each candidate is perceived by the general voting populace. It is quite clear that Mitt is much more preferrable to either Gingrich or Santorum.

    Also note that those other candidates also haven’t had millions of dollars in ads run against them, so whatever happens to Mitt will also happen to them, and they start off in a worse position.

  108. EML says:

    Note: McCain led Obama in a number of polls during the Dem nomination fight in 2008. We nominated McCain and look where that took us.
    ====================================
    McCain led Obama in a few polls during the Dem nomination fight. By and large, the polls during the nomination period showed that Obama fared much better against McCain than Hillary did. Some polls:

    Ras Jan 17:
    Obama 46 McCain 41
    Hillary 47 McCain 45

    NBC/WSJ Jan 22
    Obama 42 McCain 42
    Hillary 44 McCain 46

    Fox News Jan 31
    Obama 44 McCain 43
    Hillary 44 McCain 45

    ABC/WaPo Feb 1
    Obama 49 McCain 46
    Hillary 46 McCain 49

    And so on and so on. It’s pretty consistent throughout the nomination period.

  109. EML says:

    The fact is Mitt has many liabilities: he does not excite the base, has character issues (lacks integrity), cannot attack Obama on the most important issue (in fact, if Romney is nominated after passing Romneycare, there really is no point for a Republican party), cannot connect with blue collar voters in the most important swing states, is an elitist from massachusetts, will be smeared (unfairly) as a vulture capitalist and a member of the one percent, and is generally a stiff.
    ==================================
    The fact is, all the candidates have liabilities. Mitt just has less than all the rest.

    Gingrich is an arrogant, condescending, egotistical, self-centered, childish brat. His personality is a huge turnoff for moderates and independents, and he will get killed in the General Election.

    Santorum, as an incumbent, lost a Senate race by 18 points. And this is in a swing state. 2012 should be about the economy and jobs. With Santorum as the nominee, it will be about abortion, contraception, guns, immigration, and gay marriage. No thanks.

    Romney is the only one who can keep the focus on jobs and the economy. Obama will be hit over the head with it for the next 9 months.

  110. EML says:

    Also, if Romney were somehow to get elected, that would pretty much put the death-knell in the conservative movement. Based on his record, he, like Bush, he will push non-conservative policies that will fail. However, because the average person associates a Republican with conservatism, the conservative movement will suffer. And I don’t see how the conservative movement could ever revive itself again.
    ====================================
    Nonsense. Maybe you and Widdle Wobby should get a room together and cry in each other’s arms.

    The difference between the Bush era and the upcoming Romney era is that the Tea Party Congress will control the agenda.

    You irrational Anyone But Romney folks seem to forget that it takes the presidency, the House, and the Senate to pass legislation. No one branch can do it all on their own. Romney will sign off on the legislation coming out of the Tea Party Congress. That’s all we need right now.

  111. Scott says:

    According to new Quinnipiac Polls, Romney down by 2 and 10 in Ohio and NJ,respectively.

  112. EML says:

    Based on Bush’s performance, conservatives should have been banished to the wilderness for at least a decade. But the Dems were so bad, the American people gave us a second chance. They will not give us another. Because Romney is not someone looking to shake the status quo, terrible things will likely happen on his watch — including the near default of American debt, the collapse of Medicare, and implementation of Obamacare. All of this things will bring the country to the brink, and Romney (i.e., conservatives) will get the blame.
    ===================================
    Now you are truly unhinged. We will not default on our debt in the next 4 years. Medicare will not collapse in the next 4 years. The ‘conservative movement’ will not get the blame for any part of Obamacare.

    Is Romney my number one choice? Certainly not. It’s too bad we couldn’t get any good conservatives to run – Marco Rubio, John Thune, Mitch Daniels, Mike Pence, Paul Ryan. But we are stuck with Romney and a bunch of nutjobs and clowns masquerading as conservatives (Newt and Santorum especially are proponents of big government – certainly not a principle of conservatism).

    King Barack I simply cannot have another term. We need to stop Obamacare and we need to be able to nominate conservatives to the SCOTUS. Whining and crying that Romney is not a far right crazy doesn’t solve anything. Stop your crying over a bunch of faux conservatives and start supporting Mitt to beat King Barack I.