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Republicans to Mitt
Romney: Exit stage left

The Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza

Original Article

Posted By:tisHimself, 11/15/2012 8:49:46 PM

Republicans don’t want Mitt Romney to go away mad but they do, it seems, want him to go away. That sentiment was in full bloom following Romney’s first post-election comments — made on a phone call with donors earlier this week. On the call, Romney attributed his loss to the “gifts” President Obama’s campaign doled out to young people and minorities. For many, the comments had an eerie echo of the secretly taped “47 percent” remarks Romney made at a May fundraiser. “There is no Romney wing in the party that he needs to address,” said Ed Rogers, a longtime Republican strategist.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: ruready?, 11/15/2012 8:56:39 PM     (No. 9017253)

This is one conservative that wants all hands on deck. Obama would benefit greatly from Romney staying hidden. Look at how Obama squalled when McCain went after him.

I want Obama challenged 25/8/366.


Reply 2 - Posted by: wordstress, 11/15/2012 9:00:52 PM     (No. 9017258)

Sorry, but I support Romney on this one.


   

 

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Pros7767, 11/15/2012 9:04:15 PM     (No. 9017260)

Quite honestly, screw the republican party! They forced him on us and now they want him to recede into the background.

I grew to have great respect for him as a man and a human being. He would have been great for our country.

That said, why isn´t he fighting? There is voter fraud all over the place and he´s rolling over and playing dead. I want him to fight like he did for the nomination! I expected more from him. Time to stop crying over spilt milk and get back in the fight. He needs to re-claim what was stolen from him. Not only for his sake but for ours!


Reply 4 - Posted by: michellewsc2, 11/15/2012 9:14:16 PM     (No. 9017270)

RE # 3: Amen to that! I didn´t really care for Romney in the beginning but through the campaign I saw what a genuinely a great man and would have been a great president for this country. If he wasn´t 65...only thing I would be saying is "see you in 4 years Mitt".


Reply 5 - Posted by: Wetlandz, 11/15/2012 9:14:32 PM     (No. 9017271)

I respect Romney too. Now he´s not running he´s free in a way to help us where most politicians can´t.


Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 11/15/2012 9:17:55 PM     (No. 9017276)

#3. Count me in for supporting Romney.
He is a good and honorable, successful man and deserves respect. The RNC is becoming increasingly UNattractive to me.


Reply 7 - Posted by: nonsense, 11/15/2012 9:20:39 PM     (No. 9017280)

It´s the truth. The 47% did vote for Obama and Demonrats. The Demonrat party buys votes with "free stuff". It´s no secret. Just cause the Demonrats don´t like to be called on it, does not make it untrue.


   

 

  


 
Reply 8 - Posted by: Sunhan65, 11/15/2012 9:25:22 PM     (No. 9017286)

In fairness, Romney was speaking off the record to donors, but he should also know by now that off the record doesn´t really work. When you run and win the approbation belongs to you; by the same principle, when you lose, the responsibility is yours as well. Mitt Romney doesn´t think this election was stolen; he thinks it was bought and has said as much. Perhaps, but if we can´t win against an incumbent with economic numbers this bad, we ran wrong somewhere.


Reply 9 - Posted by: trapper, 11/15/2012 9:42:45 PM     (No. 9017298)

I must be missing something, but after a Republican primary campaign that seemed to go on for about a decade, and 9,763 debates between Romney, Newt, Rick, Herm, Ron, Jon, Michelle,and Squiggy (did I forget anyone?) I fail to see how anyone can claim that the Republican party forced anyone on us.

And it is not the "Republican Party" that is inviting Romney to leave. It is just certain voices within the party who find Romney inconveniently in the way of their commecing their four year pandering campaigns in which each tries to outdo the other in giveaway programs to their pet constituencies, frantically trying to convince everyone that they are more like democrats than democrats are.

Our real republican conservative voices are too busy to participate in this nonsense because they are in Washington fighting to prevent the tax increases that will bring this economy to its knees. Romney voter to Republican big mouths quoted in the article: Exit yourself, jerks.


Reply 10 - Posted by: judy, 11/15/2012 9:43:08 PM     (No. 9017301)

WP go away far far away.......Romney I love you. wish you had won...the election was stolen ...WP get busy & report some real news. ...like Libya...


Reply 11 - Posted by: tangles, 11/15/2012 9:43:08 PM     (No. 9017300)

Romney has his faith, his family and his wealth. He would have honored our country with his service. He will survive but the country?


Reply 12 - Posted by: TangerineDream, 11/15/2012 9:50:54 PM     (No. 9017315)

AMEN #9!


   

 

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Italiano, 11/15/2012 9:56:23 PM     (No. 9017323)

We´re being set up for Jeb in 2016. Watch. Unfortunately, we won´t have a country left by then for another Bush to screw up.


Reply 14 - Posted by: tonto, 11/15/2012 10:03:03 PM     (No. 9017333)

Romney is still OK, really, just as he was OK before November 6th. We who voted for him shouldn´t fall into the trap of believing that illogical Obama ad that has been echoed ad nauseum by the Mainstream press, that Romney´s "47 percent" remark was a major gaff. The hilarious thing about this article is it says "While Democrats have Bill Clinton as their triager-in-chief, using his gravitas . . ." But Clinton is an impeached President who was widely condemned for pardoning Marc Rich in the days before he left office. If the mainstream press would repeat the words "impeached" and "Monica Lewinsky" every news article about Bill and Hillary Clinton, then the Clinton approval ratings would be as low as Mitt Romneys are right now.


Reply 15 - Posted by: fiddle ed, 11/15/2012 10:07:08 PM     (No. 9017338)

I´m sick to death of these backstabbers trying to blame Romney for a lost election. He´s a good, decent man who would have been a wonderful President. Losing our nation is not a matter of tactics. It´s 50 years of liberal, communist trash and a debased culture of entertainment and entitlement. When any country elects an incompetent radical, the game´s over but, our slide into national disgrace is far from it.


Reply 16 - Posted by: LAW428, 11/15/2012 10:07:11 PM     (No. 9017339)

I don´t understand what was so wrong about what he said. As for Marco Rubio and Bobby Jindal distancing themselves and wanting a watered down Republican Party, sorry but we´ve been there already.

We need a Party that is beastly conservative and willing to fight tooth and nail to save this Republic. To Hell with anyone and everyone who isn´t in like mind with our Founders!


Reply 17 - Posted by: brianod1, 11/15/2012 10:11:23 PM     (No. 9017345)

I´d rather have Mitt around and hear from him rather than the Republican beltway insiders who consistently back the status quo. Those insiders don´t like Mitt because he doesn´t need them or their genius insights. In fact I´d prefer Mitt be the face of the Republicans until after the 2014 midterms, to remind voters of their mistake in choosing Obama over a smarter, more caring, and vastly more capable Romney. We are in for some difficult, dark days - it´ll be nice to have a winner around. Romney only lost an election - he is a winner in life.


   

 

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Reply 18 - Posted by: nina584, 11/15/2012 10:24:58 PM     (No. 9017366)

The wapos hates rep.Dont believe a word they say.Wake up they are not your friend.


Reply 19 - Posted by: King of all trolls, 11/15/2012 10:35:18 PM     (No. 9017381)

Romney would have been a good President. He is not the problem. I wish Chris Cerzilla would exist stage left and take his Oblahma groupie friends with him.


Reply 20 - Posted by: god of irony, 11/15/2012 10:53:56 PM     (No. 9017417)

No sale Chris Cillizza. You can take your attempt to divide Republicans and shove up your Clymer.


Reply 21 - Posted by: Pepper Tree, 11/15/2012 11:15:04 PM     (No. 9017453)

In my view, Romney might have been the greatest President in living memory. Faced with the biggest challenges since WWII and the great depresson combined, our country needs a leader with the capability to unite us with a vision of who we are and where we are going. Romney has the intellect, the dedication, the character, and the experience to turn us around.

But instead we have a selfish lazy punk with a chip on his shoulder in power. And instead of criticizing Mitt Romney why aren´t these Republican snivelers speaking out against the voter fraud that stole this election and America´s future? Huh? Tell us that, Cillizza. Tell us that!


Reply 22 - Posted by: KTWO, 11/15/2012 11:16:55 PM     (No. 9017455)

Neo-critics. Vipers mostly.

Romney ain´t perfect. But I would take him over 99% of what I see in the GOP.


   

 



 
Reply 23 - Posted by: Straitpath, 11/15/2012 11:32:53 PM     (No. 9017478)

Romney spoke and speaks the truth. Yes, it will be Jeb next time. Our hope is in our local and state officials and the big one, the representatives and senators.


Reply 24 - Posted by: DARling, 11/15/2012 11:40:15 PM     (No. 9017488)

I´m a proud member of the Romney wing. I supported him at the beginning of the primary season. We missed out on a great president.

The whiny milquetoasts who are trying to throw him under the bus are not helping the party. Becoming Democrat Lite will not get us more votes.


Reply 25 - Posted by: Gartrell bibberts, 11/15/2012 11:40:33 PM     (No. 9017489)

Never, ever believe anything printed in the Wapo.

They have proved again and again that pimpimg for Progressives is their call in life.

I too came to admire, redpect and trust Romney.


Reply 26 - Posted by: Shells, 11/15/2012 11:42:14 PM     (No. 9017492)

Romney was a great candidate. Period.
I´ll never understand how he lost. But then, I don´t recognize the United States of America any more.
And I eye my neighbors with contempt and disgust.


Reply 27 - Posted by: enemyofthestate, 11/16/2012 12:49:55 AM     (No. 9017552)

This Republican to the Washington Post and reporter Cillizza: Go **** ******** and the horse you rode in on.


Reply 28 - Posted by: Rubinski, 11/16/2012 1:08:21 AM     (No. 9017571)

I loved Romney, and weep for us all over what was stolen.



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