Romney Acted Unethically in 2008; Don’t Trust Him in 2012

Mitt Romney has kicked off his 2012 run for President by recycling a 2004 Kerry/Edwards slogan.

Let’s go back to February 2008:

On February 5, 2008, Mitt Romney made a public promise to battle “all the way to the convention”.

Then, less than 24 hours later, Romney met behind closed doors with unnamed “prominent” people and sold out to the shadow government on February 6, 2008.

Then, on February 7, 2008, less than 48 hours after promising to battle “all the way to the convention”, Romney quit at CPAC with the lamest excuse I have ever heard for quitting a political race:

“Frankly, in this time of war, I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror”

When I heard that, I knew in my spirit that something was wrong. Nothing had changed on the terror front between February 5th and February 7th. Something else had changed. I believe that the “behind closed doors” meeting with unnamed “prominent Republicans” on February 6th is what changed. I believe that these “prominent Republicans” promised to help get the VP slot for Romney, and make 2012 “his turn”, in return for Romney quitting the race.

That, not terrorism, is the logical explanation of why Romney quit.

Romney’s excuse of “I simply cannot let my campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror” was designed to paint Mike Huckabee into a corner. Because, according to Romney, if Mike Huckabee didn’t quit and hand the nomination to John McCain on a silver platter, then Mike Huckabee would be “letting his campaign be a part of aiding a surrender to terror”.

Huckabee responded to Romney’s withdrawl in his own CPAC speech on February 9th:

I know that there was some speculation that I might come here today to announce that I would be getting out of the race. But I want to make sure you understand. Am I quitting? Well, let’s get that settled right now. No, I’m not. (Cheers, applause.)

And the reason is simple — because I go back to that which helped crystallize in me a conservative viewpoint as a teenager when it wasn’t easy or popular to be a Republican or a conservative in my hometown, because I do believe that America is about making choices, not simply echoing that of others. Let others join the “Me, too” crowd.

But I didn’t get where I am today and I didn’t fight the battles in a state that, when I became its governor, was 90 percent Democrat, by simply echoing the voices of others. I did it by staking out a choice, stating that choice, making that choice and fighting for that choice, to believe that some things were right, some things were wrong, and it’s better to be right and even to not win than it is to be wrong and to be a part of the crowd. (Cheers, applause.)

Later that same day, Huckabee won another state (Kansas) by more than 34 points, and came very close to winning the caucuses in Washington state, where the race was prematurely called for McCain Saturday after only 87 percent of the vote had been counted! (Very fishy, and in a state that has a history of fishy elections!)

McCain was getting panicked… he was running out of public financing money, and if Huckabee won too many of the remaining primaries, McCain would not have reached 1191 pledged delegates to clinch the nomination… that would have resulted in a brokered convention, and McCain may not have emerged the nominee from that convention, especially if Huckabee had all of the momentum.

So, what happened next? Romney sold out even more…

On February 14, 2008, Romney “released” his delegates to McCain.

In my opinion, his words and actions, both at CPAC on February 7, 2008 and upon “releasing” his delegates to McCain on February 14, 2008, completely confirmed that he had sold out to the shadow government in return for the promise that it would be “his turn” next time. Romney did not keep his word. Romney sold out principles in return for promises of future power. Romney did everything in his power to hinder an honest competitor (Huckabee) who was still trying to defeat McCain.

Had Romney kept his word, and battled honestly all the way to the convention, I could have happily voted for a ticket with him on it. Now, however, I know that a vote for Romney is a vote for Soros. Now, I would vote for a third party Constitutionalist/Tea Party candidate over voting for the Republican Party should Romney win the 2012 nomination.

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15 Responses to Romney Acted Unethically in 2008; Don’t Trust Him in 2012

  1. And there was this:

    “The chairman showed very bad judgment in stopping the voting last night when announcing John McCain had won, when there was less that a 200 vote margin between the two candidates,” Rollins told Fox in an exclusive interview. “You never announce a vote, in my 40 years of politics I have never known anybody to announce a vote count before the vote is counted.”

  2. TRUMP2012 says:



    No, not quite. Trump is not conservative enough for me. But I do respect him for being the first (and so far only) candidate who has supported the Constitution and the Rule of Law enough to expect Obama to release his original long-form birth certificate and prove that the Obama birth narrative is 100% true.

    The problem for Obama is that if his birth narrative is 100% true, then he was born a British subject and not a natural born citizen of the United States.

    And if the Obama birth narrative is not 100% true, then he is guilty of forgery, perjury, obstruction of justice, etc.

    Barry Belongs in Gitmo!

  4. TRUMP2012 says:

    “The problem for Obama is that if his birth narrative is 100% true, then he was born a British subject and not a natural born citizen of the United States.”

    That’s not the law.

  5. “TRUMP2012”

    On April 15, 2011 at 4:32 pm, you said:


    I replied that Trump is not conservative enough for me. You chose to ignore that and “move on”.

    I’d like you to explain yourself. Your statement seems to be an anti-Trump statement, complaining that my blog is “in the tank for Trump!” Yet, your name “TRUMP2012” implies that you are supporting Trump in 2012.

    I’d like you to explain yourself. What is your worldview, who do you support in the 2012 Presidential election, and what is your purpose in commenting here?

  6. kj says:

    Were there any other instances of improper behavior during the 2008 Republican Primaries?

  7. “Were there any other instances of improper behavior during the 2008 Republican Primaries?”


    Corruption in Both the DNC and the RNC

  8. Joe says:

    Before Romney did that, Hucksterby and McCain colluded to block a Romney win. I don’t remember the state, but I remember that it ticked me off that Hucksterby gave his delegates to McCain to beat Romney.

  9. Joe,
    Your comment is sadly typical of a fair number of low-information voters who wrongly believe that “Hucksterby and McCain colluded to block a Romney win” and “Hucksterby gave his delegates to McCain to beat Romney”. You admit that you “don’t remember the state”. You aren’t remembering what actually happened in a state, you are remembering the spin you were told by others, and you accept it as fact.

    The problem is that the facts are very different from your perception.

    The state you are thinking of is most likely West Virginia. But your assertion that “Hucksterby gave his delegates to McCain to beat Romney” is demonstrably false. Mike Huckabee did not give anything to John McCain. McCain did act in his own self-interest, once he came in 3rd place and knew there was no way for him to win the state. McCain knew it would be in his own self-interest to have the state be won by his competitor who was in 3rd place in the delegate count, rather than by his competitor who was in 2nd place in the delegate count. So McCain, without any converation whatsoever with Huckabee, told McCain’s caucus supporters to give their support to Huckabee in the 2nd round of voting.

    Now, there was communication from Ron Paul’s team to Mike Huckabee’s team to gain them delegates in exchange for their support. But no such agreement ever existed between Huckabee and McCain.

    I realize that Wikipedia is not the best of sources, but for what it’s worth this is what they have to say about this:

    The West Virginia Republican caucuses took place on February 5, 2008 to select 18 delegates to the 2008 Republican National Convention.[1] An additional nine delegates were selected in a primary election on May 13, 2008, for a total of 27 delegates to the national convention.[1] Mike Huckabee won the caucuses, and John McCain later won the primary.

    … In the first round of caucusing, the results were Romney 464, Huckabee 375, McCain 176, Paul 118, Giuliani 0. Since no candidate had a majority, Giuliani dropped out and the delegates took a second vote. At this second vote, most Paul and McCain supporters, reportedly acting on commands from their coordinators, shifted to Huckabee, ensuring him the majority.[3] As a result of a deal with Huckabee’s camp, Paul’s delegates swung to Huckabee in exchange for 3 of the State’s 18 national delegates. [4]

    The West Virginia caucus was the first of the 21 “Super Tuesday” contests to be counted, with the results being reported in the mid-afternoon.[5] Huckabee’s win over the favored Romney was considered a major loss of momentum for Romney’s campaign, while it revitalized Mike Huckabee’s hopes for the nomination. [6]

  10. If you think I was tough on Romney, just wait until you hear Ann Barnhardt:

  11. …with a focus on behind-the-scenes conversations with reporters to shape coverage of Perry…

    Oh, so ethical… NOT!!!

    I think a lot of voters have had enough of “behind-the-scenes conversations”.

    And I think a lot of voters have had enough of media manipulation and spin in election coverage.

    We don’t want the media’s preferred candidate, regardless of their party label.

  12. Joe says:

    Ann Barnhardt is an absolute idiot. The thought that we should actually spend mental and physical energy worrying about gays not having the same rights from a ‘union’ standpoint is exhausting. That isn’t hurting anyone. Stop the madness and start focusing your energy on things that really impact us day to day…like our family, our security, and our economy just to name a few.

  13. Comment seen at

    also leads to the conclusion that it is his “turn” and that other candidates must wait in line.

    No more!

    He has been criticized by some politicos for running what is essentially a general election campaign for the nomination, leaving his opponents to criticize each other while he stays above the fray.

    Silly reporter. He [Romney], strictly for political expediency, LIED and scared the senior citizens of FL, the same exact way as Obama.

    In the process he sold his soul, displayed how mean he is, how opportunistic…the hell with his party. He proved to ‘be more significant’ than anything else. Made me hurl.

    Schadenfreude on October 16, 2011 at 11:28 PM

    I’m not alone in thinking that Romney sold his soul when he lied to voters. And Romney’s done that more than once. He simply can not be trusted.

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