Panic in the Pachyderm Party

Andrea Mitchell: Romney Adviser Said Party Elites Will Find Alternative If Romney Can’t Win Florida

“I talked to a top Romney adviser tonight who said, ‘Look, if Mitt Romney cannot win in Florida then we’re going to have to try to reinvent the smoke-filled room which has been democratized by all these primaries. And we’re going to have try to come with someone as an alternative to Newt Gingrich who could be Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels, someone.’ Because there is such a desperation by the so-called party elites, but that’s exactly what Gingrich is playing against,” Andrea Mitchell said on NBC tonight after the debate.


Damn voters. What the hell makes them think they have any input in this process?



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25 Responses to Panic in the Pachyderm Party

  1. crawdad says:

    I’m sure all the people who voted for Newt will be really happy.

  2. gxm17 says:

    I can’t look away from this train wreck! I wonder if this is how Republicans felt in 2008.

    And if Jeb is thrust into the race, I want to be crowned Queen Omniscia of the Internet. 😀

  3. HELENK says:

    having been a democrat for so many years, I never really looked at the republicans, They did not represent me.
    In 2008 the democratic party sold out the American people. So now I have to look more closely at the republicans.
    In this election, this is what I see.

    Mitt = obama lite

    Newt = the most guts of the bunch,

    Rick = makes my skin crawl

    Ron = not for me

    Do I really wish that the democratic party that I believed in, still existed yes. But it does not.

    I will vote as that is my right and I will be damned if I will be stopped from using it.

    right now, unless something changes, I will most likely vote for Newt. wishing it was Sarah

  4. HELENK says:

    a look at those ethic charges

    http://www.verumserum.com/?p=37083

  5. vastleft says:

    Gingrich unacceptable to party elites? I’m not buying it. Just sounds like a credibility-builder to me.

    • myiq2xu says:

      It’s real – the GOP establishment hates him.

      If he wins Florida they’ll start Operation WWTSBQ

      (Why won’t that stupid bastard quit?)

      • Three Wickets says:

        That seems right. Who are the RNC and the Republican Congressional leadership supporting: Mitt-Obama. Who are the Tea Party types supporting: Newt. Also interesting is the right media. Don’t follow them closely, but Drudge and Fox both appear neutral across the remaining primary candidates so far, maybe with the exception of Ron Paul who they poke fun at.

  6. myiq2xu says:

    • WMCB says:

      Every time I hear someone mention Tamiami Trail, I have flashbacks of my grandmother. She used to play piano and sing a song about it, but I’ve never been able to find anything online but the instrumental version.

      Grandmama was born at the turn of the century, and was a flapper and dance hall dancer in her youth. She played and sang all her life til she passed at 100. This was the tune, but I’ve never found any words.

  7. yttik says:

    I always vote for a good stampede! Love to see party elites in a panic.

    Power to the people! Wait…not you people! WTH are you doing? It’s always great fun when voters get uppity and stray off script : )

  8. honora says:

    Based on the offspring test, the Republicans have to nominate Newt or Obama will win. Since JFK, the presidential candidate without a son always beats a candidate with a son. Presidents basically have daughters. Ford doesn’t count, because he wasn’t elected. Carter doesn’t count because I hate him and someone had to win the election (both Ford and Carter had sons). Ditto on Reagan, since both he and Carter had sons. So how does Romney with FIVE sons and no daughters even run for president? If the Republicans run a man with 5 sons against a man with 2 daughters, it will not be pretty.

  9. myiq2xu says:

    New NewtPAC ad:

  10. HELENK says:

    ABC shows it bias again.
    wonders what we could do with mitt’s money.
    No questions about what could have been done with the money Buffett stands to make on the keystone veto

    http://hotair.com/archives/2012/01/24/abc-wonders-what-could-we-buy-with-mitt-romneys-21-7-million-in-income/

  11. HELENK says:

    this is beginning to make sense and sound good

  12. DandyTiger says:

    Oops, meant this bit for this post instead of the next one…

    Saw a CNN interview with John King interviewing Nancy Pelosi. She said with intense range in her face that Newt will not be President. No matter what. That she knows things.

    So there you have it. No matter what the voters want, it can’t possibly happen. And the scary thing is, I believe her. Something will be done somehow to make sure that can’t happen. If you’re not part of the party machine establishment, it simply won’t be allowed. Not ever again. Big Dawg will be the last ever.

    At least that’s their point of view. And they’re now right up front about it. That was news, right on camera, and no one will probably pick up on it.

    • Three Wickets says:

      Nancy’s been wrong so many times since she started carrying Obama’s bags, I’ve stopped paying attention her. She speaks for the rich half of San Francisco. She doesn’t speak for America. She’s been talking publicly about this October Newt surprise for weeks now. If it was such a slam dunk, why not stay silent about it and watch Obama cruise into a second term. She’s talking it up now precisely because she wants Obama to run against one percent Mitt and not Newt in the general.

      • Three Wickets says:

        Sorry, that should be one hundredth of one percent Mitt, who parks most of his wealth in the Caymans and doesn’t even invest in the US economy. This is becoming a real issue these days with rich people and companies sitting on cash. Apple today announced a record cashpile of $98 billion, two thirds of it just sitting in offshore accounts collecting dust and interest.

  13. DeniseVB says:

    Oh joy, there’s a Joan and Melissa marathon on We tonight, just what I need to avoid the SOTU.

    Will read along with Vodkapundit:

    http://pjmedia.com/blog/drunkblogging-the-state-of-the-union-speech/

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