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  •  I'm not so sure about that (0+ / 0-)

    The establishment was behind Romeny in 2008. I well remember watching Hannity blast away at McCain on any number of issues while claiming Romney had seen the light and was a true conservative. He had tactic support from the Bush family. Immigration not as important as health care? Open for debate I think.

    •  Indeed, conservatives loved Romney in 2008 (2+ / 0-)
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      He was viewed as the most plausible right-wing alternative to the "liberal" Giuliani and "unpredictable" McCain. Ann Coulter even endorsed him.

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      by andyroo312 on Mon May 23, 2011 at 01:11:53 PM PDT

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      •  That was an illusion (0+ / 0-)

        Romney was hammered as a disingenuous flip-flopper, and it stuck.  Yes there were some conservatives in the noise machine who backed him, but they were unrepresentative of most conservatives, which the early caucus and primary results proved.  Romney was the runaway frontrunner in the first 2 states and fell apart, illustrating that he wasn't really the conservative choice at all.

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        by DCCyclone on Mon May 23, 2011 at 06:58:05 PM PDT

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        •  Plus a lot of Romney's support... (1+ / 0-)
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          particularly later on, had more to do with a lot of those conservatives disliking McCain rather than liking Romney. Romney doesn't have that foil this time around, which is a big problem for him.

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          by NMLib on Tue May 24, 2011 at 12:15:10 AM PDT

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