Has Red County Come Out for Romney?

Matt Cunningham’s post in reaction to the Republican Debates seems to give a backhanded endorsement for Mitt Romney but this post, which attacks John McCain. I’m not surprised that Matt is attacking McCain so much since OC GOP notables Mike Schroeder, John Campbell, and Adam Probolsky are all in Romney’s camp.

The curious part of the post is the title: how conservatives mistrust McCain. I remember Romney’s 1994 senate race against Ted Kennedy and the promises Mitt made to protect gay rights, the right of a woman to choose (his words), and essentially promised to be to the left of Ted Kennedy on many issues. Go back to the 2002 race for Bay State governor, and Romney was still preaching a leftist agenda. Liberals in Massachusetts elected Romney because of his promises towards a liberal agenda; if he ran as a hard core conservative like he is now, Bay state voters would have run Romney out on a rail. Romney only had three somewhat effective years in the statehouse; he was an lame duck the moment he announced he was not running again.

Its going to be really fun to watch conservatives like Matt promote McCain once he gets the nomination when they so clearly detest him now.

The reality is McCain is the clear Republican front-runner; he racks up establishment endorsements that Romney isn’t.

  6 comments for “Has Red County Come Out for Romney?

  1. Vote Democratic
    January 31, 2008 at 9:13 am

    Dan,

    Keep up the good work. I love how you stick it to this hypocrites!

  2. Anonymous
    January 31, 2008 at 9:18 am

    Romney is the Republican version of a Massachusetts flip-flopper. (Who remembers Kerry?)

    Mike Schroeder, John Campbell, and Adam Probolsky are far from being considered true Republicans, so it would make sense for them to get behind Romney.

    Schroeder got behind the super conservative Steve Poisner (Psst, Poizner is not that conservative.)

    Campbell has voted for tuition for non-legal immigrants.

    Probolsky usually leans towards where the money is, just like Romney usually leans towards where the votes are.

  3. unknown
    January 31, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    Mitt Romney and his mormon (or moronic? i think both) hypocrisy sickens me. he pulled over to the side of the road when he heard his “church” allowed blacks to join, ending their racial policies!? please thats just wimpy pathetic pandering. Who would he be pandering to, Alan Keyes? crybabies?

    Ha, Romney to the left of Ted Kennedy, that’ll be the day. The man clearly will say anything to get elected. I like authenticity and integrity, regardless of political stripe. I despise Romney.

    I also despise John Campbell. He is a sleazy scumbag; I am unfortunate enough to live in the 48th. He is against our civil rights in every way; a typical Bush Republican. He also slanders Veterans, calling them Frauds. We the Democrats, and everyone else, shouldn’t put up with this madman anymore!

    Down with Campbell
    Steve Young ’08!

  4. February 1, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    I’m not surprised that Matt is attacking McCain so much since OC GOP notables Mike Schroeder, John Campbell, and Adam Probolsky are all in Romney’s camp.

    I guess we can add non sequiturs and uninformed assumptions to your quiver of debate tactics. This may come as news to you there in BlackHelicopterville, but I don’t have to check with anyone regarding who I’ll vote for on Feb. 5. Who Adam, Mike and John are supporting is immaterial to me. They’ve been in the Romney camp forever, yet I somehow managed to remain undecided.

    Its going to be really fun to watch conservatives like Matt promote McCain once he gets the nomination when they so clearly detest him now.

    But I don’t detest McCain (yet another straw man from your endless supply of them). As I said in the post to which you linked, “there remains much for conservatives to like about John McCain.” I very specifically objected to comments he made in the debate, and explained why I objected. But McCain is far and away preferable to the two liberals running for the Democratic nomination. And if McCain wins the nomination, I will have no trouble enthusiastically supporting him over Obama or the Clintons.

  5. Dan Chmielewski
    February 1, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Its not a non-sequiter.

    Read some of the other conservative blog posts about McCain.

    Hillary is actually more conservative than McCain is and Romney was. And Matt, liberal is no longer a dirty word.

    I will take all of the energy than came out of the Democratic debate and compare it with the venom from the Republican debate. Why don’t you guys just try and draft Jeb to run.

  6. unknown
    February 2, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Dan, any examples of Hillary being more conservative? That would make for some fun reading! :)

    Jubal, red county man, is lost. What is he doing here?

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