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Lott Plans On Backing Romney

February 25, 2011
tags: 2012 President, Haley Barbour, Mitt Romney, Trent Lott
by Brett

Former Sen. Trent Lott recently told Jonathan Martin with Politico that he is likely to support former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in his bid for the Republican presidential nomination. This is news, of course, because the governor of the state Lott represented for decades is looking at making a run.

Apparently Lott didn’t say much about Haley Barbour, but said this about Romney: “I want a businessman who has a good chance to win. And I think he has the best chance in the general election.”

As for Lott, he’s been busy with endorsements recently getting involved in contested primaries for governor and lieutenant governor.

** As far as endorsements go, here is the video of Ronald Regan supporting Barbour in his 1982 Senatorial campaign.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. catty permalink
    February 25, 2011 9:14 am

    This is one of those good news/bad news messages. The good news is that Lott is not supporting Barbour because his support carries alot of baggage and would be a detriment to Barbour. The bad news is that it proves again(remember the stupid, off-message comment Lott made about how awful it would be to have multiple Jim DeMints in the Senate)that Trent is more interested in revenge than in preserving what he has left of a good name. Calk it up to sour grapes, revenge, etc. but in any case Barbour comes out ahead. Romney(Huckabee, Ginghrich, etc.)is old hackned news and not a leader to begin with. Doesn’t Trent understand MA was the first place Obamacare began and look how much of the country is against it now. Sad but Trent is sounding more like Jimmy Carter everyday.

  2. TheSilenceIsConsent permalink
    February 25, 2011 9:22 am

    And, why is it we care what Lott thinks? Refresh my memory? We care because all the years he was a “public servant” he worked to improve our lives….or….. HIS?

  3. Gary permalink
    February 25, 2011 11:01 am

    Doesn’t surprise me; twin RINOs. Is that something like dual exhaust? Both seem to be good at blowing out their behinds.

    • TheSilenceIsConsent permalink
      February 25, 2011 11:20 am

      Absolutely!

  4. Charles Bartley permalink
    February 25, 2011 11:52 am

    Trent Lott unlike many of his Mississippi Republican colleagues, who have started to believe their own rhetoric, know that Haley Barbour has absolutely no chance of being elected president. Those who think Barbour has a chance in a national election are drinking something stronger than kool-aid and/or smoking something stronger than cigarettes. There is a big difference in being the architect behind the scene, as Haley has been and actually being the candidate. Trent knows this and is being pragmatic. I really wish Haley could get the nomination so that the reelection of President Obama would be assured. My dream ticket is Palin-Barbour, so that I can get ready for the Inaugural Ball for President Obama second term. Please Trent stop it Republicans may start actually listening to you.

    • Gary permalink
      February 25, 2011 12:00 pm

      Keep drinking the Kool-Aid. The union-communist-socialist uprisings will sink the Bamster’s chances. The people now know who he is.

  5. catty permalink
    February 25, 2011 5:05 pm

    So now we are getting down to the nitty gritty and since there are some Obama supporters here, lets cut it down to the chase and ask. Are you a maker or a taker? You see we are so sick and tired of takers(those who are on welfare, those who are federal and state union members who help drive up the cost of taxes thereby taking even more from the pockets of those of us paying their salaries) or a maker, plain Americans working and earning a living and being shafted by Obama and his supporters. So excuse us Bartley if we don’t agree with anything you have to say. The world is in crisis and Obama and family are dancing at the White House Motown party as if unemployment, oil, etc weren’t creating crisis for us all. He is so out of touch he comes out with his unConstitutional objection to the law of the land concerning marriage as if he is a law unto himself. Lott had it made and royaly screwed up….not once(see supporting anti-tobacco move in the Senate after bro in law made scads of money, some of which had to also hit Lott’s pockets. Then again wearing that silly oversized rubber foam cowboy hat to W’s ranch and then the remark he made at Thurmond’s birthday bash. Next he chided the Tea Party by suggesting Jim DeMint was a screw ball and now he supports Romney because of the lobbying firm he is now working with which is decidely a Democratic liberal bastion. Who said Haley was going to be President? Nobody…we just recognize sour grapes when we see them just like we recognize that you Obama supporters have done more damage in two years than even Jimmy Carter managed to do. We are now a weaken nation in financial trouble; and no way in hell you can say this was George Bush’s fault.

    • Charles permalink
      February 25, 2011 5:30 pm

      How in the world can you lay all of this at the feet of Obama, who has been in office for two years, and excuse eight years of George Bush. I did not come on this board because I expected to be agreed with but because I believe that intelligent people with open minds can have discussions on issues on which they don’t agree and in the process learn something new.

      Catty please don’t make assumptions about me or say “nobody agrees with what I say.” I try to always respect the opinions of others, there is nothing wrong with divergent views being expressed. I have “called out” for not being black or liberal enough on some other boards. Love politics and the free exchaange of ideas I hope there are at least a few others who “agree” with that.

  6. Dandini permalink
    February 25, 2011 6:42 pm

    Seems there are not many who have researched this out.

    Despite the political diatribe, most of which is innuendo and false accusations from the uneducated against Romney…

    It’s still going to be about the economy!

    Romney knows and understands world economics. He has successfully and profitably managed billion dollar businesses, helped turn around large companies that were sinking and helped other companies get started, saving and creating thousands of jobs, Domino’s Pizza and Staples to name just a few. What other presidential candidate has done that in the private sector?

    Funny. Half of MA loves what Romney did, the other half hate him, maybe because he left after completing only one term. Maybe he is not a “career” politician, do you always need a “career” politician to get the job done?

    Yes, he worked as the MA governor for his entire term for FREE!!! Who else would have done that!?

    MA had a huge deficit when he started, and he left MA with a surplus and balanced budget without raising taxes at the end of his term (yes, he raised state “fees”, but still kept them below the national average). He can’t help it if the government screwed up after he left.

    The MA’s super majority Democrat controlled legislature wanted desperately some kind of Universal Health care program. He worked with them to create one that would work, similar to mandated auto insurance (pretty much every state mandates auto insurance, know of one that doesn’t??? Yet it is not a “federal” mandate). It is estimated that 98% of the residents are now covered and 80% of the residents approve of it. It was within projected budget while Mr. Romney insisted that everyone should pay something for coverage, except after Romney left MA Democrats made changes to the program and now it is costing them. Romney believes that states — not the federal government — should be free to design their own plans for covering the uninsured if that is what they want to do. That is why he is against Obama Care.

    He compromised on some things in order to keep the state government working together and moving forward.

    He turned around a struggling 2002 Winter Olympics and made it into one of the most profitable Olympics in history. And only took a $1 dollar salary. Who else would have done that!?

    He is against federalization and big government and believes in state’s rights to govern their own affairs.

    He lives the example and believes in the importance of family.

    He is for a strong military and believes the borders should be better protected.

    The list of real positives is far greater than the supposed list of negatives.

  7. catty permalink
    February 25, 2011 8:56 pm

    Economics will be the most important issue in this forthcoming election but despite Romney’s success and experience he is still not electable. He does not represent main stream America; he is a former also ran and like Ginghrich and Huckabee, he is old hat. Politics is understanding what works and what doesn’t…. Why do you think Republicans are so excited about Gov. Christy, Gov. Walker? We want a BOLD, FRESH FACE WITH CREDENTIALS. BEING A FORMER LOSER WON’T CUT IT.

    • Gary permalink
      February 25, 2011 9:19 pm

      Well said Catty. I’m 69yrs & I believe it’s time to bring in new blood. (look at the Tea Party folks) O.F.s like me need pass the baton.

  8. Travis permalink
    February 27, 2011 8:23 pm

    I agree the economy is the #1 issue. That said, I like Christie over Romney. Sure wish he would run.

  9. catty permalink
    March 2, 2011 12:09 am

    And for this week I also like Walker, Scott Walker….our new stand-up, man-up kind of guy. He shows more cool, sophistication than we are accostomed to….He politely and delicately tore Obama down to size with his response to BO’s “government workers are sacred cows” speech. He is wonderful because he is so, so smooth and yet steely at the same time. WOW but he towers all over the Huckabees, the Ginghriches, the Romneys, et. al. Would love to see Walker, Christy and Barbour team up and come out swinging for the rafters.

    • TheSilenceIsConsent permalink
      March 2, 2011 12:15 am

      You got it right about Walker and Christie! Barbaour…..not so much.

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