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Will the Republican Convention Reject Romney?

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http://www.politicususa.com/mitt-romney-replaces-sarah-palin-americas-hated-politician.html
http://www.people-press.org/2012/08/02/romneys-personal-image-remains-negative/

This actually makes me wonder if the RNC will do something drastic at the convention and not nominate Romney. I recently read an article (can't remember where or I would link it, however, there are multiple articles online regarding it ) that there are mutterings that they want to draft Jeb Bush and give him the nod and not Romney. It will certainly be a most interesting convention.

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Agnostick 1 year, 8 months ago

This whole thread is balanced on the precarious questions of "What if...?" and "Suppose...?"

Maybe better questions would be "When did...?" and "When has...?"

When has this ever happened before? Under what circumstances?

According to Wikipedia, these things have a long, colorful history in our political culture. Most interesting is the many times in the past when brokered conventions were predicted... and then never came to pass.

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Lateralis 1 year, 8 months ago

The Republican convention won't reject Romney...which is funny because he's really a liberal. We'll see what kind of noise the Ron Paul people make...maybe they'll cause a much needed ruckus.

Currently there is legal action challenging the binding of delegates. If the court rules that each delegate does not have to be bound and is free to vote their conscience then we'll truly see how much "support" in the party he really has. Take away all of those bound delegates and the race is a bit closer than you think.

The RNC rules committee has ruled in the past on at least one occasion that delegates aren't bound.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

les is copy/pasting out of a satire site and disappointed progressives are seeing it as the truth. They're so used to lapping up any drivel they're told.

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blindrabbit 1 year, 8 months ago

Just trying to figure Romney's unusual walking gait; kinda like he has a load in his mormon vestments, or a misplaced corncob. But figured it out after watching Remalka doing his thing in Dressage in the Olympics. Horses of a feather, arses included!

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Les Blevins 1 year, 8 months ago

Romney campaign spokeswoman Andrea Saul stated last week that “there has been no year in which Romney paid zero taxes”. In 2008, this was true. He earned $23,425,316 and paid $412.18 in federal income taxes. This calculates to a federal tax rate of 0.0018%. How did Romney get his tax burden so low? According to his return, he had approximately $23,407,000 in itemized deductions. These deductions ranged from $78,923 for “Toupee Creators Unlimited” and $41,826 for “Spray-on tan services” to a $3.8 million dollar write-off for a trip to Las Vegas with potential campaign donors. The Romney family also paid salaries to their numerous employees including, two yacht captains, three pilots for their private jets, two professional dog walkers, one toupee stylist and a “live-in contortionist”. What someone does with a live-in contortionist, one can only speculate. However, the $891,064 Romney spent on an “EWS Donor Party at the Pennsylvania Mansion” might give us a clue. While the return does not indicate what “EWS” stands for, given that the deducted supplies for the party included “Venetian masks, alcohol, lubricant and various Egyptian leather accessories” it was most likely an “Eyes Wide Shut” party.

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yourworstnightmare 1 year, 8 months ago

If you're a republican, what's not to like?

A pro-choice Massachusetts moderate governor whose health care plan became the basis for Obamacare.

Sure, now he is against those things. Now. Now that it is the only way to become the GOP nominee.

Don' truss it, republicans.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

According to a poster on this award-winning website, Perry had the nomination locked up a year ago. There's every possibility that poster was, in fact, full of wild blueberry muffins.

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pace 1 year, 8 months ago

Romney/Palin go go go.
Balanced ticket, "It was legal" with "I believe in quitting when the going gets tough".
The constant refrain, that Romney is not legally required to show taxes, makes me think, If elected he will prove, yes we can do worse than Bush/Cheney. If elected he probably will go for the all time record for sinking ships and deserting the ships as they sink.

Now, I know we aren't suppose to blame poor Bush for any of Bush's actions, he wasn't ever really a true president and he did nothing wrong. I am sorry that some poor guy will plead and beg, 'Don't bring up Bush's policies or results, That is in the past and it is unfair to speak the name, especially three times. We haven't rehabilitated his reputation yet, been too busy selling "clean" coal.

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beatrice 1 year, 8 months ago

I don't believe the Republicans will reject Romney at the convention. No, they will leave task to the American people in November.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

I am willing to bet a dollar that it will be Bobby Jindal. I just have a feeling about this.

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grammaddy 1 year, 8 months ago

There's always HOPE, Cait. Keep hope alive!!

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certified_nutcase_detector 1 year, 8 months ago

The depth or breadth of the left's nuttiness knows no bounds. Unbelievable. I guess that's what keeps them believing in a total failure of a president. Strange.

http://leftwingloons.org/

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

I am willing to bet one dollar that the Republicans go with Bobby Jindal. I just have a feeling about that.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

This topic is right in line with the national embarrassment otherwise known as Harry Reid pulling stuff out of his fundament and making hysterical charges about Romney on the Senate floor. They're making Joe McCarthy waving his list of communists in the State Department look like an amateur.

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Liberty275 1 year, 8 months ago

That's about as apt to happen as for the democrats to nominate Hilary. Hilary Clinton has already done more for this country than Obama or Romney are capable of doing.

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Paul Decelles 1 year, 8 months ago

The electorate is pretty fickle and I don't see the Republicans rejecting Romney. Not even sure there are any rules to allow such a thing. Besides who are they going to pick instead? Newt? Santorum? I know! Michele Bachmannn. Except for Huntsman (who? ) the Republicans just did not have a particularly strong field credential wise. I do think Romney is bright and capable but as Dukakis taught the Dems-that s not enough to win today.

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

Will the moon turn into butter and fall on our pancakes? There's every possibility that it will!

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jhawkinsf 1 year, 8 months ago

The only two ways Romney doesn't get the nomination is if he is caught in bed with a 14 year old boy or if he dies. And I'm not certain about the latter.

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tange 1 year, 8 months ago

"A new Pew survey has found that Mitt Romney is so unpopular that he has now replaced Sarah Palin as America’s most hated national political figure." (from the citation above)

Q: What would be the product of a Romney-Palin union?

A: ROM U LIN—which, of course, is the basic genetic building block of...

http://www.tentonhammer.com/image/view/91561

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Flap Doodle 1 year, 8 months ago

Whatever will that scamp, cait, think of next? I'm just on the edge of my chair. Reptoids? Ice weasels? Barking moonbats? There's just no telling.

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

Mitt Romney Official Site www.MittRomney.com Romney Wants Less Federal Spending and Regulation. Donate $5 Now!

Found this and thought it was funny. Well, I have been googling like a mad woman and cannot find anything about Jeb Bush being considered for president. So, how did Romney get as far as he did if the majority of Republicans don't like him?

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Leslie Swearingen 1 year, 8 months ago

Well, I know that Obama is going to be reelected because he is the best person for the job. If the congresspeople stop obstructing the plans he has to help this country recover, plans that are practical and doable, then we would be in a lot better shape than we are now. Think about it, if the money was spent on our infrastructure, which is just a little worse than that in Rwanda, how many jobs would that create? And, long term jobs, to keep it up to par. Jobs in medical IT? Help for junior colleges and trade schools to help those who are not going to be going to university and being a professional? Say, Roe have you been watching the shooting events in the Olympics? The women? There was an episode of Andy Griffith where a woman beat Andy at clay shooting and he was good with that.

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RoeDapple 1 year, 8 months ago

Well Cait congress is down to 10% approval ratings but my guess is we'll put the same old batch back in (give or take a few) next election . . .

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BornAgainAmerican 1 year, 8 months ago

Really? It's no wonder your posts are so chock full of misinformation cait48 with sources like the links above. But hey...anything to keep from talking about Obama's dismal record huh?

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