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Conservative Group Launches “Dump Romney” Campaign

Teri- Oregon 2012/08/09 23:45:12
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A group called "Jews and Christians Together," which backed Rick Santorum in the Republican primary, is sending a memo to Republican National Convention delegates urging them not to vote for Mitt Romney at the convention, even if they're bound to him.

The nine-page memo casts Romney's nomination in the direst terms. A press release from the group reads:

"DUMP ROMNEY" contends that no delegates are actually "bound" by law or GOP
rules to vote for Romney and that, to win the White House and toss-up
Senate seats, delegates must exercise their right to "conscientiously
abstain" from Romney on the crucial first ballot, aiming for a
stronger ticket leader in subsequent convention voting rounds.

The core of a hard-hitting new 80,000 word book and incubating Tampa
insurgency, the entire memo can be read online free via Amazon Kindle
Cloud Reader using the Amazon.com search term "DUMP ROMNEY." "Were
frontrunners simply entitled to the nomination, a convention wouldn't
be necessary," the texts say, noting that Intrade predictive markets
gives Obama odds of about 60-40 over Romney and that New York Times
political analyst Nate Silver projects about 300 electoral votes for
Obama, rating Romney's current odds around 21%.

The memo doesn't specify who Romney should be replaced with.

A core of Ron Paul supporters had been the only organized Republican opposition to accepting Romney as the nominee, but Paul campaign manager Jesse Benton told BuzzFeed that the memo had nothing to do with them, calling it "disgusting and highly inappropriate."

Instead, it's a brainchild of Steve Baldwin, the former chief of the Council for National Policy, a low-profile, well-connected conservative group. Baldwin said the memo was sent out to 20,000 people in politics in media, as well as RNC delegates.

"We’re just saying that Romney has so many liabilities that will be exploited by Obama," Baldwin said in a phone interview. "I don’t have a problems with Mormons personally, but it is a liability issue" among evangelical voters, Baldwin said.

Baldwin said that the people who put together the memo are supporters of different primary candidates, including Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich (Baldwin is a Bachmann supporter).

Jews and Christians Together briefly made the news in March for putting out robocalls in Ohio on behalf of Rick Santorum, then still a presidential candidate. The call accused Romney of supporting "open homosexuality in the military, the appointment of homosexual judges, and the ENDA law, making it illegal to fire a man who wears a dress and high heels to work, even if he's your kid's teacher."

The memo is accompanied by an "expanded" 100-page version, available on Amazon. It devotes a lot of space to attacking Romney's Mormonism as "hostile to American monotheism and hetero-monogamy" (there's even a picture of Brigham Young in drag).


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  • Arizona1950 2012/08/10 00:30:49 (edited)
    They should dump Romney!
    Arizona1950
    +12
    He just doesn't have it! He's just not smart enough and cannot connect with anyone who's portfolio hasn't got at least a $Million in savings. Also I think its creepy that he believes in baptizing dead people.

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  • Caos Sinclair 2012/08/21 17:57:33
    They should dump Romney!
    Caos Sinclair
    yes AND QUICK ,, PAUL Ryan IS RUNNING FOR VP NOT POUTS THAT IS ROMNEY USING RYAN AS BAIT FOR CONSERVATIVES AND EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS,
  • TheR 2012/08/14 16:57:58
  • Striker 2012/08/11 22:25:38
    They should dump Romney!
    Striker
    +1
    The Moral Majority set is at it again.
    Yes, Romney should be dumped and the RINO's should be slapped down hard.
    But not Ron Paul? Back to the trashcan for Santorum.
  • Transquesta 2012/08/11 18:55:20
    They should dump Romney!
    Transquesta
    +1
    YEEHAW! There's gonna be a fun time for all at Whitey's Ball! :-D
  • Wayne 2012/08/11 18:53:45
    They should dump Romney!
    Wayne
    +3
    Romney cannot win, IMHO. He is a Gore and McCain type feller.
  • Michael S. 2012/08/11 17:14:17
    They should dump Romney!
    Michael S.
    +1
    I can't agree with their reasons, but I absolutely support any effort to convince Romney delegates to abstain on the first vote. :p
  • aneed2know 2012/08/11 09:09:03
    They shouldn't dump Romney!
    aneed2know
    +1
    nope keep him, its what republicans deserve for being so dumb.
  • *K'eim*... aneed2know 2012/08/16 19:49:45
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    Its what MOST conservatives, deserve! But what about the rest of us?
  • bob h. 2012/08/10 23:20:10
    They should dump Romney!
    bob h.
    +3
    Robmey is the most preposterous candidate in memory.
  • Technotrucker_exposingthetruth 2012/08/10 19:18:29
    They should dump Romney!
    Technotrucker_exposingthetruth
    +6
    Romney should have been dumped this time just as he was in '08. The dirt is piling up o this fraud. I don't think even Romney expected so many skeleton's to come flying out of his closet. Obama may be a dick in all respects, but he knows how to attack the opposition. Mitt will never win in the general election. The GOP is in effect handing this election to BO, even with his abysmal ratings. By all appearances, this was their plan all along. Why else would they continue to break their own rules at all state conventions?
  • Striker Technot... 2012/08/11 22:33:16
    Striker
    +2
    After the RINO Party gets done screwing up the works, We can finally get moving with Gary Johnson, with Paul bringing his troops to the Libertarian fold, the real conservatives finding "home at last" and so much more. WE CAN beat Obama and watch the GOP fade away even further.
  • *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg' 2012/08/10 14:49:13
    They should dump Romney!
    *K'eim*h3reg' *Peh2u *Meg'
    +5
    Although this particular group deserves him. Is there really a difference between Santorum and Romney? On any issue?
  • JL 2012/08/10 12:40:28
    They shouldn't dump Romney!
    JL
    +2
    WOW, SEEING PEOPLE LIVING IN A MAKE-BELIEVE WORLD IS REALLY DISTURBING...SPLINTERING THE CONSERVATIVE VOTE IS EXACTLY WHAT THE PROGS WANT...
  • uguess 2012/08/10 10:22:35
    They should dump Romney!
    uguess
  • Lady Whitewolf 2012/08/10 10:18:54
    They should dump Romney!
    Lady Whitewolf
    +2
    But I wonder who they would pick in his place? Santorum? PUH-LEEZE....
  • Alaydown 2012/08/10 07:56:49 (edited)
    They shouldn't dump Romney!
    Alaydown
    +1
    LOL! This is some DemocRAT's wet dream. What are you smoking to come up with this question? Sorry, it is not going to happen. The primary process is over, and there are not enough delegates to fight the issue at the convention. Bottom line is that conservatives want Obama out, and Romney is the candidate to do it.
  • MR. 2012/08/10 05:16:10
    They shouldn't dump Romney!
    MR.
    +2
    WHICH "DEMOCRATIC PRICINCT" YOU SAY YOUR WORKING OUT OF THIS MONTH? *(HUMM?)
  • DDogbreath 2012/08/10 04:40:13
    They should dump Romney!
    DDogbreath
    +8
    Dump Romney nominate Ron Paul.
    Don't even think about Insanitorum

    Rick Needle Dick
  • Katherine 2012/08/10 03:24:13
    They should dump Romney!
    Katherine
    +4
    Thanks for the news. :)
  • LibertyCaroline 2012/08/10 03:12:04 (edited)
    They should dump Romney!
    LibertyCaroline
    +7
    If the Republicans truly want to take the White house.
  • historian 2012/08/10 03:09:37
    They should dump Romney!
    historian
    +6
    "Baldwin said that the people who put together the memo are supporters of different primary candidates, including Michele Bachmann, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich (Baldwin is a Bachmann supporter)."- If they want to dump him for these, I'd rather see Romney get on the ticket. The Republican Party is imploding because of no foundation, they've abandoned the Constitution, lawful, small government, peace, responsible spending, compassion, etc. It's sad to see this, but if only the Democrats would realize their party is just as compromised, the whole of the electorate could come together under a candidate who will return to a Constitutional Republic form of government.
    I don't see much of a choice beyond voting for Governor Gary Johnson on the Libertarian ticket, if We the People win, it'll be a new Independence Day, if we lose, at least our progeny can look back and know that some people tried to keep them from being enslaved in an "International Community".
  • Odinsown 2012/08/10 03:09:27
    They should dump Romney!
    Odinsown
    +8
    Romney is a joke,
  • Lady Wh... Odinsown 2012/08/10 10:19:25
    Lady Whitewolf
    +1
    ya THINK??
  • Odinsown Lady Wh... 2012/08/10 13:06:41
    Odinsown
    I try to lol ;)
  • Jackie G - Poker Playing Pa... 2012/08/10 02:44:21
    They shouldn't dump Romney!
    Jackie G - Poker Playing Patriot
    +2
    The only candidate that the democrats wanted more than Ron Paul was Rick Santorum - surely these people know that. These guy lost because they should have.
  • ruru 2012/08/10 02:09:57
    They shouldn't dump Romney!
    ruru
    +4
    It is too late to be dropping Romney. Surely they won't be that foolish.
  • DeeB ruru 2012/08/10 02:39:53
    DeeB
    +10
    LOL! No, wait til he's in there and you can never get rid of him like Obama!
  • ruru DeeB 2012/08/10 04:10:29
    ruru
    +1
    I don't think Romney could be any worse than Obama.
  • Teri- O... ruru 2012/08/10 04:11:42
  • DeeB ruru 2012/08/10 04:15:25
    DeeB
    +6
    Well that is what you get for thinking! Carbon copies of each other and both work for the New World Order.
  • Arizona1950 2012/08/10 00:30:49 (edited)
    They should dump Romney!
    Arizona1950
    +12
    He just doesn't have it! He's just not smart enough and cannot connect with anyone who's portfolio hasn't got at least a $Million in savings. Also I think its creepy that he believes in baptizing dead people.
  • ken Arizona... 2012/08/10 02:17:42
    ken
    +4
    Dead people are voting for Obama. I'm not.
  • Arizona... ken 2012/08/10 02:50:02
    Arizona1950
    +7
    lol ... well that may be the plan on why Romney baptizes them ... he figures he's given them his blessing ... ?
  • ken Arizona... 2012/08/10 02:51:05
    ken
    +3
    Jeez, I hope not. LOL!
  • Arizona... ken 2012/08/10 02:53:38
    Arizona1950
    +6
    Well for all pretense and purpose they do support each other.
  • Lady Wh... Arizona... 2012/08/10 10:19:51
    Lady Whitewolf
    agreed
  • holly go lightly 2012/08/10 00:30:04
    They should dump Romney!
    holly go lightly
    +9
    They never should have allowed him to be selected for them.
  • ken holly g... 2012/08/10 02:18:09
    ken
    +1
    He can't possibly do any worse than Obama.
  • Wake Th... ken 2012/08/10 03:28:16
    Wake The Sheeple
    +8
    That's what people said about Obama in relation to Bush...
  • Teri- O... Wake Th... 2012/08/10 03:31:37
    Teri- Oregon
    +6
    Good point! (giving hi five)

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