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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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BornAgainAmerican 2 years, 4 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?

Cait McKnelly 2 years, 4 months ago

Pew Research is biased? Really? Really??? You have just proven that that anything even slightly left of FOX "News" is biased, in your opinion.

beatrice 2 years, 4 months ago

cait at least mentions that the ideas come from someone else, rather than just copying others comments word for word. Just sayin ...

RoeDapple 2 years, 4 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 . . .

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 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.

Liberty275 2 years, 4 months ago

Wasn't there also an episode about a hobo trying to kidnap Opie and take him away in a train car?

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 months ago

I'm thinking that was the one where the kids took food and money from home to give him because he told them he was a war vet and was real hurt. It was one of the few times I saw Andy really mad.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 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?

Kirk Larson 2 years, 4 months ago

"So, how did Romney get as far as he did if the majority of Republicans don't like him? "

He was only the seventh flavor of the week. Then they ran out of vanilla.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 4 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.

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 months ago

Explain please why you are being so insulting when there is no need. If the Republicans become convinced that Romney cannot win, it is not unthinkable that they will choose someone else. But the pickings are thin on the ground. Wait and see.

jjinks 2 years, 4 months ago

What will the Dems do when they see that Obama can't win? He should be scared, really scared!

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 months ago

Theres a smile on my face,
And, a melody in my heart,
Because I know the first four years,
Were only the start.

All fired up? Ready to go?

Alyosha 2 years, 4 months ago

It's not the case, based on the most historically accurate predictive methods (keeping in mind that predictions are simply that), that Obama can't win.

Nate Silver's reputation is based on the "accuracy of his November 2008 presidential election predictions—he correctly predicted the winner of 49 of the 50 states." "The only state he missed was Indiana, which went for Barack Obama by 1%. He also correctly predicted the winner of all 35 Senate races that year."

Silver's current predictions have Obama with a 72 .4% chance of winning, and Romney with a 27.6% chance.

I doubt the incumbent President is scared.

jhawkinsf 2 years, 4 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.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 4 months ago

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

Paul Decelles 2 years, 4 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.

Liberty275 2 years, 4 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.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 4 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.

grammaddy 2 years, 4 months ago

And all he has to do to prove Harry Reid wrong is producde his tax returns. Imagine...a candidate running on tax reform and as a successful businessman refusing to release his tax reforms to prove how successful he is. Only in the GOP. Even his father thinks he should release them. What is he hiding?

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 months ago

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

grammaddy 2 years, 4 months ago

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

Leslie Swearingen 2 years, 4 months ago

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

beatrice 2 years, 4 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.

pace 2 years, 4 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.

Flap Doodle 2 years, 4 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.

beatrice 2 years, 4 months ago

Was that the same poster who predicted that McCain would win, or that Obama will be a one-term president? Seem to be plenty of those folks around still -- although a few have been removed.

yourworstnightmare 2 years, 4 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.

beatrice 2 years, 4 months ago

Why has he ONLY released his 2010 returns? What is he hiding?

I know one thing for sure, Romney sure is doing a lot better since Obama has been in office. Anyone who has that much wealth tied to the stock market is doing much, much better since Obama has been in office. Yep, all those "job creators" have made a ton over the past three years. Too bad they are just holding their moneyafter all the tax breaks they are given, rather than creating jobs.

How can you support such a secretive nominee? Or is your support simply based on his not being Obama?

Flap Doodle 2 years, 4 months ago

How could you have supported a candidate in 2008 whose secrecy made Romney look totally transparent? Oh, "he isn't George Bush" was his main attraction.

blindrabbit 2 years, 4 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!

Flap Doodle 2 years, 4 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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