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Old 03-10-2012, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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Romney didn't even campaign there. How come his opponents are allowed to suffer huge losses and just say they didn't campaign there, and then get a free pass? You don't see Newt or Santorum having to defend losses in Idaho or Massachusetts. Neither of them campaigned in those states because they knew they were unfavorable to them. And they get a free pass for losing them. Why doesn't Romney have that privilege?
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Old 03-11-2012, 12:48 AM
 
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Romney didn't even campaign there. How come his opponents are allowed to suffer huge losses and just say they didn't campaign there, and then get a free pass? You don't see Newt or Santorum having to defend losses in Idaho or Massachusetts. Neither of them campaigned in those states because they knew they were unfavorable to them. And they get a free pass for losing them. Why doesn't Romney have that privilege?



He seems to always have to go by a different standard even in his own party and with the right wing media. It's becoming old real fast.
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:38 AM
 
Location: The Republic of Texas
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Romney didn't even campaign there. How come his opponents are allowed to suffer huge losses and just say they didn't campaign there, and then get a free pass? You don't see Newt or Santorum having to defend losses in Idaho or Massachusetts. Neither of them campaigned in those states because they knew they were unfavorable to them. And they get a free pass for losing them. Why doesn't Romney have that privilege?


When you are the "chosen one", from the status quo establishment, you don't have to work as hard.
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Old 03-11-2012, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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It is over. Santorum got over 50%. He beat Romney by 4:1 in Kansas City and by similar other margins in the "urban" areas of Kansas. This was a first class butt-kicking. Romney may not get any delegates at all out of 40 that were up for grabs. Huge day for the real Republicans.
looks like I had that one figured wrong, of course that isn't the first time and won't be the last, I am sure...
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:57 PM
 
Location: Greater Washington, DC
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When you are the "chosen one", from the status quo establishment, you don't have to work as hard.
What establishment? I would argue the Republican "establishment" is the Conservative Media Establishment. The typical GOP voter, if they're gonna listen to anyone, is more likely to listen to Rush Limbaugh/Mark Levin/etc than John Boehner/Mitch McConnell/etc. And Boehner/McConnel haven't even endorsed Romney. The only leadership member who has is Cantor. To the average GOP voter, who like most Americans is not overly into following politics like all of us on this board, the opinions of Congressmen and congressional leaders mean nothing, much less than what conservative commentators and pundits have to say. Fortunately, most Republicans think for themselves and have voted for Romney in spite of what they hear from the media establishment, conservative media and mainstream media alike. (I am not at all saying only Romney voters think for themselves). I'm sick of this idea people have that the establishment is pushing Romney. What establishment?? I can't emphasize enough that Americans DON'T CARE about endorsements from other politicians. And the media is certainly NOT pushing Romney. It's amazing he has been able to overcome this and do as well as he is
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:05 PM
 
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When you are the "chosen one", from the status quo establishment, you don't have to work as hard.
He is hardly "the chosen one," but that is a nice gimmick to keep repeating. I think Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Sarah Palin, support Santorum/Newt even if not in the open.
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