BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney backers confident in nomination
March 12th, 2012
03:33 PM ET
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BLITZER'S BLOG: Romney backers confident in nomination

(CNN) – Romney supporters are increasingly confident their man has the Republican presidential nomination all but wrapped up although they know he still has work to do. Their confidence is underscored by what they want to discuss. Here are some examples:

Perhaps because of all the attention focused on the HBO film “Game Change” and John McCain’s selection of Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate, one insider suggested that it’s now already time for Romney to focus on candidates really qualified to be take charge if necessary.


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    Willard's running mate more than likely will be a fellow 1%er like him. McDonnell is damaged due to his war on women. Same for Rubio with his assault on women. That leaves Mitch Daniels, Jeb Bush, T-Paw or Pope Santorum. Willard has no chance of winning the general election without a "real" conservative as his running mate.

    March 12, 2012 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Mittens will choose the dumb as a stick anchor baby to run with him, Rubio. Rubio is coming off the success of the Blunt Rubio attack on women's rights, so that will be a sure winner for him.

    March 12, 2012 03:48 pm at 3:48 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    Better than that, we are confident of nomination and Inauguration. Romney 2012!

    March 12, 2012 03:52 pm at 3:52 pm |
  4. Thomas

    I wont vote for a Father that sends others children into harms way , and not his own.

    A Corporate Cast System.

    March 12, 2012 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  5. Rudy NYC

    Wouldn't you think that a show of overconfidence is a bad thing in today's economic climate? Sure, Romney will most likely be the eventual nominee, but braggard predictions can come across as arrogant or naive.

    March 12, 2012 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  6. Truth and Nothing But the Truth

    Rudy NYC –Wouldn't you think that a show of overconfidence is a bad thing in today's economic climate? Sure, Romney will most likely be the eventual nominee, but braggard predictions can come across as arrogant or naive
    Right... so why is Obama talking like he's already been re-elected? Definitely arrogant and naive for sure but we have come to expect it.

    March 12, 2012 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  7. Woman In California

    With over confidence comes self-destruction. Willard is already making bad slip ups but he's not nearly ready for prime time. Watch him fall faster than Humpty Dumpty.

    March 12, 2012 04:39 pm at 4:39 pm |
  8. Larry L

    Romney's people should feel confident of the nomination – the fat-cats who will profit most from his give-to-the-rich economy are bank-rolling him at ridiculous levels. They shoiuld not feel confident of the general election because only the radical right-wingers will support the Republicans when they offer such ridiculous candidates. Moderates and independents have avoided the Republican primary in droves. They'll vote for President Obama in the general, because the nonsense that Republicans are spewing won't wash in a pool of rational people. They won't want the same people who destroyed our economy back with the same policies. Duh!

    March 12, 2012 04:41 pm at 4:41 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Right... so why is Obama talking like he's already been re-elected?"

    What is that kind of nonsense even supposed to mean? Honestly, just call him "uppity"...we know that's what you really meant and that you want need to try to hide it.

    Besides, ALL of them are already talking like they've been elected. It's part of the game of trying to sound presidential. You're just mad because Obama's the only one who can actually pull it off.

    March 12, 2012 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  10. SAM

    ROOMNEY will be a disaster to this country..He will make sure that all riches can stack money in cayman islands and swiss accounts..And he will enact policies to deport all the poor us citizens..A pro RICH with $250 Million in looted money from Poor and way to be in Billionaires club if he becomes president..

    1. As head of the investment company Bain Capital, Mitt Romney laid off thousands of

    [CBS News, 01/28/2008]

    2. Mitt Romney's advice on the foreclosure crisis: "Don't try
    and stop the foreclosure process."

    [Mother Jones, 10/18/2011]

    3. The former Bain Capital managing director said of Mitt Romney's
    tenure: "We had a scheme where the rich got richer."

    [Los Angeles Times, 12/16/2007]

    4. Mitt Romney set up shell companies in the Cayman Islands and
    Bermuda to avoid U.S. taxes.

    [Los Angeles Times, 12/19/2007]

    5. Mitt Romney calls Obama's payroll tax cut that would save middle
    class/lower income families $1,500 a year "temporary little band

    [Yahoo! News, 10/18/2011]

    6. Mitt Romney's first budget as governor included $240 million in
    fee increases.

    7. As governor, Mitt Romney made it more expensive to use an ice
    skating rink, register a boat, take the bar exam, and transport hazardous

    [Associated Press, The Boston
    Globe, 08/28/2007]

    8. Mitt Romney's plan for a "middle class tax cut" would
    provide zero benefits to 73.9 percent of the middle class.

    [ThinkProgress, 10/14/2011]

    9. In 2008, Mitt Romney proposed a $233 billion "stimulus
    package" to boost the economy.

    [USA Today, 01/20/2008]

    10. Under Mitt Romney's leadership, Massachusetts ranked 47th among
    the 50 states in job creation.

    [ThinkProgress, 06/2/2011]

    March 12, 2012 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  11. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Remember that one time Truth . . . was correct? Me neither.

    March 12, 2012 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  12. Bill

    Maybe he will be, but not until August.

    March 12, 2012 04:57 pm at 4:57 pm |
  13. helomoto12354

    They shouldn't get too comfortable. Santorum has defied odds since Iowa, no one expected that. If they get comfortable now, when he's no even half way to 1,144. Then boy are they in for a conservative surprise.

    March 12, 2012 05:00 pm at 5:00 pm |