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    Romney's Last Stand

    By DMOnline, Section News
    Posted on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 10:21:31 AM EST
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    According to the AP, former Governor Mitt Romney is not enjoying huge, enthusiastic crowds at his events here in Michigan.

    WARREN, Mich. (AP) - Despite embracing Michigan as the heart of his bid to revive his campaign, Republican Mitt Romney was greeted by an anemic crowd Friday as he began his final push for votes in the crucial primary.

    No more than 150 people were on hand for his appearance at Macomb Community College's Center for Alternative Fuels, in a space set up for an audience twice that size. Romney delivered an unusually short, 13-minute address, breaking with recent practice and taking no questions from his audience.

    While the governor who was born in this state and whose dad served one term as Michigan's governor could conceivably stay in the Republican race for president through Super-Duper-Tuesday on February 5, it's difficult to see why he would.  As a practical businessman, he must see that he's not getting a good return on his investment in this race.  And at present he leads in no polling in any of the early states leading up to February 5's multi-state primary contests.

    Romney has already signaled the end is near by pulling his advertising dollars out of both South Carolina and Florida.

    As such, it would not be surprising to see Romney drop out of the race shortly after losing here on Tuesday.


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    Romney (none / 0) (#1)
    by A2 Conservative on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 11:22:32 AM EST
    If Romney were to lose here on Tuesday and as a result he decided to drop out of the race, it would be interesting to see if and who he would endorse. I would hope that he would support Fred Thompson as that could give his campaign a much needed boost. However, since Fred's candidacy is on the line itself next Saturday in South Carolina, it probably wouldn't make much sense for Romney to get behind him.

    Thompson (none / 0) (#4)
    by A2 Conservative on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 02:11:55 PM EST
    Thats a good point. How anyone that calls themselves a conservative can support Mike Huckabee is beyond me. Fred Thompson is by far the best option.

    You Fell for MSM Spin...You should know better... (none / 0) (#5)
    by RightMacomb on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 04:36:39 PM EST
    Since I was at the event, let me tell you a few additional facts about it.

    1.  It was thrown together at the last minute (less than 24 hour notice) due to late scheduling changes.  Getting 150 people out in less than 24 hours in the middle of a work day is pretty good for anyone who has worked in the business.

    2.  His "unusually short" 13 minute speech was riveting and engaging and hit every point he need to hit with the people.  And, instead of taking questions, he was mobbed by the crowd afterward for signatures and pictures for another 30 minutes.

    3.  The media has grossly mis-reported his line about "If we cant win here, we cant win anywhere."  When that was said, he was referring to battling the Chinese in the open markets and how bringing back Michigan is key to beating the Chinese.

    So, the lesson here is that you should know better than to believe everything you read.

    • The defense... by John Galt, 01/12/2008 04:39:45 PM EST (none / 0)
      • Um...Yeah. by RightMacomb, 01/12/2008 11:43:58 PM EST (none / 0)
    People realize that Romney is not trustworthy (none / 0) (#9)
    by deezer on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 10:48:20 PM EST
    The truth is coming out on Mitt. If you sit down and look just at his abortion lies, you will not vote for him.  Watch the video here and you will see what a liar he is!



    Gotta love brand new (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Nick on Sat Jan 12, 2008 at 10:58:45 PM EST
    community members who join just to flame.  At least JG, Prat and Ed have been around for a while and do (a little) more than toss fireballs.

    Ah well, welcome to the site.

    Not to worry Nick... (none / 0) (#13)
    by LX on Sun Jan 13, 2008 at 10:01:48 AM EST
    They (the flamers) will disappear after Tuesday.

    The MSM tells us who they are afraid of. (none / 0) (#14)
    by LookingforReagan on Sun Jan 13, 2008 at 01:01:34 PM EST
    It is pretty simple to tell the two candidates they don't want to see the Democrats run against. Romney over all has done better on average then any of the other candidates. He won Wyoming, he placed second in NH and Iowa. So he is leading in delegates and according to the Liberal media he is in trouble. Same with Thompson. They say he found his voice to late, he did well in the SC debate but it's too late. Nothing about Huclkeberry being well behind in delegates and they aren't saying anything about Rudy. They love McCain because they know he is very vulnerable. The other secret is Johnny is a big Lib in Conservative clothing. So you do well and you need to quit while leading in the delegate count. I guess we Republicans need to ask ourselves if we are going to let the liberal media choose our candidate or if we will do it ourselves.

    Romney will win Michigan (none / 0) (#15)
    by KevinJacksonMI on Sun Jan 13, 2008 at 01:35:24 PM EST
    I think the analysis in this posting is dead wrong. I was at the Romney event in Battle Creek on Saturday, an event that was put together in less than 48 hours, and it was fantastic. There was about 200 people in a very cramped room and it was even carried live on CNN. Then later in St. Joseph there was a rally where 600 people showed up. So, don't tell me that there are not enthusiastic crowds for Gov. Romney. Romney will win on Tuesday.

    Lincoln Day Dinner (none / 0) (#18)
    by Keepin the Faith on Sun Jan 13, 2008 at 03:25:33 PM EST
    I attended Ottawa County's Lincoln Day Dinner that featured Romney, Duncan Hunter and Sam Brownback on behalf of McCain.  There was a lot of enthusiasm for Romney Friday night with great media coverage.  A straw poll was also taken - Romney won.

    dropout disinformation (5.00 / 1) (#21)
    by Lucius on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 10:15:06 AM EST
    The mere fact that one event wasn't massively attended may mean nothing other than that a candidate's advancee team wasn't getting the word out, or that it was snowing in the area at the time.  

    The "Romney may drop out" mantra is propaganda designed to discourage supporters of the one truly great man who is running for President this year.  He's leading in the delegate count, but he's about to drop out.  Yeah, right.

    How the country could ignore his talents, at a time when they are desperately needed in the executive, to elect a socialist (i.e., any of the Democrats) or a global-warming worshipping loose cannon (McCain) is beyond me.  

    Romney wins Michigan (5.00 / 1) (#22)
    by Ed Burley on Mon Jan 14, 2008 at 12:14:29 PM EST
    I think the point that most folks are making is that, in Michigan, it's a winner take all delegates. I personally don't think that Romney will drop out if he doesn't win Michigan, but it sure will hurt him. However, if he does win, it may change the spin coming out of the MSM.

    I think that even if Romney comes in a close second, it will give him some momentum going into the final states before Super Tuesday.

    I guess by tomorrow night, we'll all know...


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