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Romney, Paul Get Last Word Before Wash. Caucuses


The last-minute visits — which followed recent stops by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich — were more evidence that Washington’s Republican caucuses may matter more than usual this year.

Two of the remaining Republican presidential contenders made a final play for supporters in Washington state Friday on the eve of GOP caucuses that could inject momentum into the winner’s campaign heading into Super Tuesday.

Mitt Romney took some jabs at President Obama during a brief morning appearance in Bellevue, mocking the president’s aloof style, golf outings and what he said were broken promises on the economy.

Texas Congressman Ron Paul drew hundreds of people at a rally in Seattle on Friday night, drawing loud cheers with his calls to slash government, eliminate the Federal Reserve and end U.S. military actions abroad.

The last-minute visits — which followed recent stops by Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich — were more evidence that Washington’s Republican caucuses may matter more than usual this year, coming just ahead of Super Tuesday when 10 states will hold caucuses or primaries.




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39 comments on “Romney, Paul Get Last Word Before Wash. Caucuses
  1. MartinRidens says:

    "At Romney's Bellevue event, the former Massachusetts governor told an overflow crowd of several hundred " – that means two, maybe three hundred.

    "Paul, meanwhile, drew an estimated 750 supporters"

    Stop listening to the spin on Faux News.

    Ron Paul 2012 – The R3volution

    • Punchy says:

      Yep Martin, They have tried relentlessly to trivialize, demonize, and minimize Dr. Paul's campaign, but the truth is there are people all over this country that realize what is at stake and don't give a hoot in hades what the establishments say.

      • JerBear says:

        It's so true-Paul is a great person. I simply feel, in the end, it will be Romney with the victory however. Why discredit him?
        Go Romney!!!!!!!

        • azwayne says:

          Romney winning or being appointed nominee is NOT VICTORY, but game watchers never pay attention to the details, just have to yell we win, we won, America's losing and everyone is picking winners.

        • Jonathan Gartner says:

          Logical this will not be decided until June and maybe not even then. If the three canidates take the different parts of he country that agrees with them it will be brokered. And it does not matter what Bill O'Reilly or Ann Coulter says the votes will be divided I do not believe that any one will have enough.

    • just sayin says:

      And you believe what you said just now was not spin? The last line of the article stated that Ron Paul is the ONLY candidate on the air waves in Washington having spent $40,000. Well, that would be more than $50 per attendee as his rally! This is what is all you PaulBots. He is the ONLY one advertising there and he still will not win and you claim the media is treating your cult leader unfairly by not giving him his due!

      • MartinRidens says:

        Most people are not like us and do not spend any significant time following or paying much attention to politics. A lot of republicans think Faux News gives them important and unbiased information and they can count on Faux. I heard many times on Faux pundits talking about the THREE people in the republican contest. They literally said THREE. When Faux does speak about Ron Paul they treat him about like you do. You might think that is fair and balanced but I have to disagree.

      • Jonathan Gartner says:

        What they also fail to mention is that Paul in 2010 along with Barney Frank and 14 others(9 being directly conected to Soros) drew up plans to get rid of 200,000 troops, 57 ships including 2 aircraft carriers, 50 billion from the defense budget and to raise the cost of health care to vets. More recently he met with Frank and 4 other Demoncrats to legalize pot. His only saving grace is fiscal policy he is in cohoots with Barney (who also wishes to disarm us) . Libertarians are not Conservative except in fiscal policy in everything else they want to get rid of all government he does not defend the Constitution he defends the Articles of Confederation. HIs revolution is not the American one but the French.

        • Punchy says:

          Hey jonathan, may I ask you, who do you think is more in line with the Constitution than Ron Paul? Is newt? Is mitt? Is it ricky? Get on board einstein, this is our last shot!

        • Jonathan Gartner says:

          Not a problem Newt is very much in line with the Constitution. Unlike Paul he actually knows how it works since he has dealt with it. Paul is not what you think he is. Nice speechs about fiscal matters cover a large amount of crap that he has up to his eye balls.

    • awakenow says:

      Actually, Martin, Paul drew 1,000 supporters who made it inside the venue at the Fairbanks hotel ballroom, followed by over 1,200 supporters who packed the Anchorage convention center.

      It is the same everywhere Paul goes. 4,000 showed up at campaign stop in Washington state. People are turned away from getting inside and have to wait outside or in the lobbies and hallways of buildings where he speaks.

      While Santorum, Gingrich have sparsely attended events, measuring around 200 to 300, nearly everywhere they go. Even Romney has to push to get people to attend his events, promising food and handing out campaign "pre-made" Romney signs to folks and then taking them back after the event is over.
      http://www.adn.com/2012/03/04/2351789/paul-fires-

  2. just sayin says:

    If Ron Paul is honest, then he is incompetent as a manager in my opinion. Here is the fact. Please don’t blather on about NWO, Neo Cons and the like. Just make your determination which one he is and then temper your future comments using common sense rather than Mantra! His views that were written about in HIS newsletters for years with HIS name on them are scary. He claims that he did not know what they were writing for years. To me, that sounds like irresponsible management AT MINIMUM. How can someone who cannot even supervise his OWN newsletters manage international affairs and the US government. So IF he is honest, he is irresponsible and incompetent AT THE LEAST. My belief is that he DID know what was in his newsletters for YEARS and did supervise what went in there. THAT would make him patently dishonest by claiming that he did not know. What would the average person think if they were not a PaulBot or a cult member? My guess would be the latter but the former is possible. Which do you believe, since you claim he is the ONLY honest one? Is he irresponsible and incompetent or dishonest?

    • OGMudbone says:

      you spout lies as truth. you are the moron in the room not anybody else. Dr. Paul has responded more times than i can remember about those newsletters, try again you lie spreader. do you practice medicine? are you a congressman? do you perform both jobs at the same time as did the good Dr. Paul back when the newsletters in question were published? is that really the best you got? you are pathetic!

      • Jonathan Gartner says:

        If my name was on a newsletter for the amount of time Pauls was on his you better believe I would change it unless of course that is really how he is. Listen to his rants and raves and his good friend Barney Frank you get a real good idea that these letters are his true stance

    • Jonathan Gartner says:

      Actually he is both irresponsible and dishonest. He has sided with Barney Frank and others on legislation more than once and pretends to up hold the Constitution. He is dishonest in that he attacks some one because of earmarks while he puts them in a bill sure to pass then does not vote for it . Real honest person you have there Paulbots.

  3. HDMania says:

    He is neither of those things..he is the best thing going to save your sorry asses..when you idiots gonna get a clue..Santorum-Newt and Romney are all white Obummers..not one of them talks about your constituiton that you dummys are slowly loosing..but you dont care..lets worry about the important things facing this nation..some old newsletters from the 80s..with all these anti Ron Paul guys no wonder this country is in the shape we are in..

    RON PAUL 2012

    • Jonathan Gartner says:

      Paul is truly a wing nut. If you read his 9 books he does not want any government at all. Not surprising because he is a libertarian and that is their philosphy. And if you want the Constitution you should be going with Newt not Paul he understands not only the words on a piece of paper but, the individuals who wrote it. Paul only wishes for chaos and anarchy period and that is the libertarian way.

      • madjak says:

        Gartner,
        If you look back you’ll see that on at least two different occasions Newt said the Constitution needed to be updated or that it was an old document.
        Again, your opinions are just that, opinions.

        • Joanthan Gartner says:

          Updated by the Constitution for the Constitution like what should happen to judges not ruling by law. And unlike Paul my opinions are based on fact not avoidance.

        • awakenow says:

          No. Gingrich, like his bud Alvin Toffler, wants to totally scrap the Constitution and start over. He wrote the forward to the Toffler's book "The Third Wave" calling for just that. He pushed the book as required Congressional reading and tried to arrange a way to make that happen as Speaker.

          He has maintained a close connection to Toffler, who has written two more books saying the same thing, as recently as 2006 when Gingrich interviewed Toffler on C-Span.
          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlFxh2JychU

      • Punchy says:

        Oh yea, newt is a real freind of the Constitution jg, he is a freind of the new world order and launching us into ww3. Some pick. You blast Ron Paul for being unethical, do you realize your god newt sees nothing wrong with torturing to get information or the assasination of scientists. Real moral huh?

        • Jonathan Gartner says:

          First you might want to read on how the Constitution came about. I see Newt as the best choice. You Paul bots make Paul into a "god" and the only one. I originally was for Perry. And I do not have a problem nor have I ever had a problem getting information. If one person must die to save many troops I would not hesitate to do what must be done. If slowing down the Iranian project was the objective to the deaths it accomplished what needed to be done. Grow up like Paul you have absolutely no idea what really goes on. If action was not taken given the facts to do nothing would be immoral and unethical.

  4. tod says:

    Dr.Ron Paul 2012 to take back our country !!!

    • Jonathan Gartner says:

      Paul from his books is incapable of taking this nation back to the Constitution because he does not understand the context of basis for the document . The people who wrote it were moral and ethical while Paul is amoral.

      • Sue says:

        Have you read his books? What is the "understood" basis for the Constitution? Why is Paul neither ethical nor moral?

        • madjak says:

          Sue,
          Gartner doesn’t know, look at his numerous posts….

        • Jonathan Gartner says:

          And yes I do know. Lock step to the "only" canidate which you Paulbots observe is nonsense.

        • Jonathan Gartner says:

          Yes I have read his books. They are typical libertarian. The understood basis for the Constitution is the people who wrote it and they wrote it by the Holy Bible. Why is Paul amoral. Here is an example: If Ronald Reagan was President he would talk with Syria and then realize that Assad was not going to stop killing his people. Then he would act and destroy the artillery that is bombing civilians. Obama would say what is in it for me and Paul would say not our business to help. The first response is moral and ethical. The second immoral and unethical The third is amoral. This nation was founded on a basis of morality of helping other when we can ie The Holy Bible.

    • patriotrenegade says:

      lil toddy "one sentence". No onfo offered.

      • Jonathan Gartner says:

        Unfortunately most Paul bots are one dimensional. Look at what they write and what they leave out.

        • awakenow says:

          No. Many of us post actual links to research unlike folks like Mr. Gartner, who only use ad hominem attacks, name calling, in order to discredit both Ron Paul and anyone who supports him.

          Ron Paul understands the "original intent" of the Constitution as written. Gartner, simply does not.

          Btw, are you paid to post here and on the other sites I see you on? You are always here, day after day, all day long. I post very frequently, but nowhere close to how often you do. You see, I have a regular job, part-time, that doesn't include being paid to post comments on conservative websites.

          Say. On second thought, would you mind giving me your "paid to post online" job source link? I mean, it sure seems to be working well for you, considering how often you post.

  5. Raymond says:

    18. How can you tell a Conservative home owner apart from a Democratic home owner?
    Ask who is paying the Mortgage. The Conservative will point to himself, and the democrat will also point at the conservative.

  6. Raymond says:

    26. How do you scare a democrat? Say your a gainfully employed church going family man.

    27. How do you know when a democrat is lying? When his mouth is moving.

  7. Raymond says:

    Tax Cuts –
    If you don’t understand the Democrats’ version of tax cuts (and you are not alone), maybe this will help explain it:
    The Difference Between Republicans and Democrats

    A Republican and a Democrat were walking down the street when they came to a homeless person. The Republican gave the homeless person his business card and told him to come to his business for a job. He then took twenty dollars out of his pocket and gave it to the homeless person.

    The Democrat was very impressed, and when they came to another homeless person, he decided to help. He walked over to the homeless person and gave him directions to the welfare office. He then reached into the Republican’s pocket and got out twenty dollars. He kept $15 for administrative fees and gave the homeless person five.

    Now you understand the difference between Republicans & Democrats.

  8. JerBear says:

    I'm impressed Raymond. Good points !

    Defeat Obama…

  9. Simon says:

    The PowerHour wth Joyce Riley endorses Ron Paul.
    Also listen to http://www.trunews.com with Rick Wiles.

  10. awakenow says:

    Romney's "grassroots" support, where the campaign pre-made signs are handed out to the folks and then taken back after the event is over:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GkR4dIHKKE&fe

  11. JR Patroit says:

    PRESIDENT RON PAUL 2012 , OLD TIME RELIGION, OLD TIME VALUES, Common sense approach to AMERICA's problems. PLEASE, WAKE UP AMERICA.