April 11th, 2012
03:00 PM ET
3 years ago

Romney still faces challenges rallying the right

Washington (CNN) – Typically when a presidential candidate wraps up his party's nomination after months of reaching out to base voters in the primaries, the question becomes whether he can appeal to the political center for the general election.

Not for Mitt Romney.

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  1. Willis

    Yo Bishop Romney, How did you become so populur with the Ladies? They be lovin all up in you!!

    April 11, 2012 03:07 pm at 3:07 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    He faces no challenge whatsoever. The party will be fully united behind him.

    April 11, 2012 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  3. Willis

    Yo Mittens, Why you be hatin all up their with the brothers? Can a brother or SISTA just vote with their voters ID ? By the way Mittens, You aint exactly real popular with the SISTAS!!!

    April 11, 2012 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  4. cali girl

    No duh. Lets see: Trees are the right height; I love cheesy grits. y'all; I strapped my dog to the top of the car for a family trip; I will get back to you on the Ledbetter law; I plan to defund planned parenthood; the poor have safety nets in place (that the Ryan plan I support would cut more than 30% of it); immigrants are wrong, so are gays; I have freinds who own Nascar teams, also I have friends who own NFL teams; GM should have gone under.

    April 11, 2012 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  5. Al-NY,NY

    Sounds like MIttens is going to have to stay on the "severe conservative" side to get these zealots behind him. Too bad that alienates pretty much every other demographic in the country. Buh Bye Mitt. Your La Joilla has and it's car elevator awaits your permanent residence

    April 11, 2012 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  6. rightytighty

    Meanwhile, Obama faces no challenges rally the left...(eyes rolling at the political bigotry dripping from this article).

    April 11, 2012 03:21 pm at 3:21 pm |
  7. RealityBites

    "Typically when a presidential candidate wraps up his party's nomination after months of reaching out to base voters in the primaries" ????

    Apparentl;y Dana and Alan were still in Soro's journalism school during the 2008 primaries and missed the bitter battle between Obama and Hillary.

    April 11, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  8. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair

    He faces no challenge whatsoever. The party will be fully united behind him.
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    Yup, they will be united in a circular firing squad trying blame someone for making Romney the Rominee; the worst artificial, superficial, talking point drone that the GOP has ever unleashed upon the unsuspecting population.

    April 11, 2012 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  9. Willis

    Mittens, you keep makin up stupid stuff like 92 % of the jobs lost by woman & Joe Smith is gonna take away your majic underwear!! Dont be hatin!! Please dont take this out on your puppy. RUN PUPPY RUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    April 11, 2012 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  10. Dr Knowitall

    Not a real hard thing to do if he is the candidate of choice. – Nobama 2012 !

    April 11, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  11. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Romney still faces challenges rallying the right
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    BWAHAHAHA!!! Romney doesn't have to do this!! Obama already has!!!!!!!!!!!!!! If the thought of 4 more years of Obama and the destruction of the USA doesn't get them to the polls to vote for Romney then they are officially braindead and should be removed from the voting rolls.

    April 11, 2012 03:30 pm at 3:30 pm |
  12. GI Joe

    No Mormon cultist EVER.

    April 11, 2012 03:37 pm at 3:37 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    The Real Truth wrote:

    ....If the thought of 4 more years of Obama and the destruction of the USA doesn't get them to the polls to vote for Romney then they are officially braindead and should be removed from the voting rolls.
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    Actually, just believing stuff like Paul Ryan saying, "We are not cutting revenue. We are cutting rates." should be enough to get you declared brain dead and removed from the voting rolls.

    April 11, 2012 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  14. GOP = Greed Over People

    No worries, all the "christians" will don their brown shirts and jack boots and get right in line, like lemmings as they march towards the cliff.

    April 11, 2012 03:42 pm at 3:42 pm |
  15. The Real Truth and Nothing But the The Real Truth

    Romney won't even have to hire an announcer for his commercials. ALL of the speaking should be Obama in Obama's own words. If there IS one thing Obama has done a LOT of it is TALK over the last 4 years. It is a veritable GOLD MINE of broken promises, vitriolic attacks and lies. I wish I was in the business because I could think of dozens of commericals I would like to produce about Obama's last 4 years. Heck the fool even gets in front of cameras DURING the campaign and LIES to the American people about the role of the USSC. I hardly wait to see them. I'm sure all the libtards in here will love them as well. I'm sure there will be a few cameo appearances from his close friends, Pelosi and Reid.

    Obama/2012 Seriously? Seriously America??

    April 11, 2012 03:55 pm at 3:55 pm |
  16. Wake up people

    They may not like him but in their opinion, it is better than the"boy" that doesn't know his"place" being in the White House. If this election doesn't wake the people up about the racism problem still going on in America almost 150 years after the slaves were supposedly freed, I don't know what will.

    OBAMA 2012!

    April 11, 2012 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  17. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Romney appears to be white, so the baggers will unite behind him. He may have to dump the teavangelicals, give up the war on women, come out against the Ryan/Romney budget, drop the self-deportation crap, stop attacking seniors, support veterans, stop lying, stop worrying about a safety net for billionares, stop promising to repeal ACA, dump his plan that will add an additional $3.4 trillion to our national debt, sop promising a war with Iraq, quit trying to rekindle a cold war with Russia, . . . Never mind, he is hopeless.

    April 11, 2012 04:03 pm at 4:03 pm |
  18. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Breaking news – 8 million jobs lost in the last 3 years of the Bush experiment, and the majority of those losses were made up of men and women.

    April 11, 2012 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Seriously! Obama, yes! Seriously! He has turned around the Bush/republican near depression. Why put our future in the hands of a Koch puppet? Over 4 million jobs created.

    April 11, 2012 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  20. Four and The Door

    Who can blame CNN for trying to keep the election story pumped up? This is how newspeople make their living. Keeping it interesting. Fact is, Mitt Romney is getting the Republican nomination and he is the guy to beat Obama. Republicans are rallying behind Mitt Romney and what we are seeing now is Mitt Romney on his way to a win in November.

    April 11, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  21. vote the Tea Party OUT in 2012

    all that Mitt needs to do is what he has been doing the past 6 years he has been running for office, tell the right what they want to hear..make promises...be a SEVERE conservative and if he gets enough of them fooled once nominated or even elected he can point to them and say "GOTCHA"!!

    April 11, 2012 04:17 pm at 4:17 pm |
  22. vic , nashville ,tn

    Romney doesn’t know depth of the right,look like he is chasing mirage

    April 11, 2012 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  23. Four and The Door

    Wire Palladin, S. F.
    ...Over 4 million jobs created.
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    ...and 10 million lost in the same time frame because there are 6 million fewer people employed than when Obama took office. Not very helpful support for a guy hoping to get reelected. You might want to avoid employment. And the economy. Stick with class warfare and personal attacks. But I think Axelrod is already ahead of you there.

    April 11, 2012 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  24. Another Day in the Idiot Mines (not the whiny rightwing liar)

    "..and 10 million lost in the same time frame because there are 6 million fewer people employed than when Obama took office."

    Another example of how the rightwing extremists in the GOBP cult cling to false or misleading claims despite clear evidence their interpretation is designed for maximum smear and propaganda value rather than for any ability to illuminate important facts (like how those numbers got that way and why).

    April 11, 2012 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |