Couple of Dozen Protesters Meet Mitt Romney at Tea Party Rally

Mitt Romney spoke at a Tea Party rally in Concord, N.H., on Sunday night. (New York Times)

More than 35 protesters turned out today to protest Mitt Romney at a tea party rally. reported:

More than 25 protesters turned out before a Tea Party Express rally this evening to protest not President Obama, but Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“We do not need leadership that puts their finger up, sees which way the wind’s blowing and then all of a sudden changes their mind and goes back in that direction,” Tim Carter, a leader of the Lakes Region Tea Party in New Hampshire. “If you look at Mitt’s past voting record, I think that’s what you’re going to see.”

“When you come to less government, which the Tea Party stands for, how could you possibly explain that with Romneycare?” Carter said. “It doesn’t even compute. “

The FreedomWorks rally was held before the larger Tea Party Express rally, where Romney was scheduled to speak. FreedomWorks had been active with the Tea Party Express, but pulled its staff member off the Express bus to protest Romney’s inclusion in today’s event. After holding the anti-Romney rally, it urged participants to join the Express event, held in the same place.

The Tea Party Express tour, which is crossing the country in the lead-up to a Tea Party-sponsored Sept. 12 presidential debate, invited all Republican presidential candidates to speak at rallies along the route. With the entrance of Texas Governor Rick Perry into the presidential race, Romney has showed signs that he will be reaching out more to Tea Party activists.

While some Tea Party leaders in New Hampshire say Romney has reached out to them and appeared at their events, none of his outreach has been as overt as today’s appearance at the Tea Party Express rally, followed by an appearance tomorrow at a Labor Day forum in South Carolina with Tea Party leader and Senator Jim DeMint. Some factions of the Tea Party have reacted angrily to Romney’s recent outreach, claiming Romney is not a true Tea Partier.

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  • arnonerik

    While I would vote for Romney if he ends up the nominee I wouldn’t be very enthusiastic about it. He is far down on my list but he is ahead of Huntsman.


    Run Sarah Run!!

  • a former dem

    if Romney is the nominee, I would absolutely vote for him against the marxist in chief that’s there now. But I’m voting for Perry, don’t agree with him on everything either, but I like that he hits back and fights back very hard.

    bottom line, ABO.

  • Craig

    @ a former dem

    Nobody hits back and fights back as hard as Ron Paul. He wants to abolish the private Federal Reserve, the IRS, and all things not constitutional and put an end to all the illegals wars and wants the troopsback home to control the borders. He even wants to abolish Foreign Aid. Like he says: “Foreign Aid is taking money from the poor people of a rich country and to give it to the rich people of the poor countries”.

    You will never get a better candidate for your country.

  • aBircherSpeaks

    Mitt who?

  • Valerie

    Oh,, yeeps. We do not need a weirdo for President.

    If Romney is the nominee, I’ll vote for him. I will vote for anyone I think, as Dick Cheney said, who will be able to help our economic situation.

    Ron Paul, unfortunately is a nut. He is likely to be no more competent in office than Obama, and his foreign policy points are as far off as Jimmy Carter’s. No. No. No. No.

    We can do better than either Obama or Ron Paul.

  • Island Girl

    Craig -75 is too old.

  • Craig

    Valerie, I hate to tell you this. But, if you do not see that Ron Paul is the man of the situation, you will lose your country. You’ve been warned… don’t come crying on this site if you elect another neocon or the globalist elites choice Rick Perry. I won’t be sorry for you.

    What’s wrong with you people? How can you be so blind and gullible? Aren’t you fed up of being fooled all the time by those slicky politicians? Realize that you will eventually lose your World Reserve Currency… have you no idea what that means? I guess not. Wake-up before it’s too late! Ron Paul revolution has solutions.

  • Craig

    @ Island Girl,

    Ron Paul is too old? And how old was Reagan when he left office?
    Ron Paul is in great physical and mental shape… younger than most people in their fourties. Besides he has young ideas… “Freedom” is a young and new concept, it’s been tried for less than 250 years. Give it a try, don’t throw it away whit these phony candidates. Ron Paul young ideas attracts young people. The rest of the candidates only attracks older people that are stucked in the Stau Quo.

  • Craig

    Sorry, I meant “Statu Quo”. Meaning business as usual: corrupted politicians, bought and payed for by the globalist elites, the banksters and the lobbies. Ron Paul is the one an only incorruptible candidate for the presidency.

  • a former dem

    if Ron Paul is the repub nominee and I doubt he will be, I will vote for him, campaign for him — I plan to do that for any repub nominee. But he will not get the nomination, I agree with him on Fed policies, on Gold standards, on most if not all fiscal policies, but I do not agree with him on his statements like “Iran having nukes is no big thing” as paul stated in the last debate.

    This is where I cannot agree with him, he brings up history of how the US “meddled” in other countries affairs, lets say even if a voter agrees with this view, we cannot turn back time, we are where we are, and the problems that are here now have to be confronted, not traced back through history. I wish he would reconsider staying in the House, I like watching Ron Paul grill Dr. Ben of the Fed and I learn a lot listening to Ron Paul discuss monetary and fiscal policy, I just wish he was more like his son when it comes to defense issues.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    Is there a Christian in the house?

    One who doesn’t believe in a false gospel?

    So far, it doesn’t appear that there is.

    So be it, and, because of this, God Help Us.

  • Patty

    Well, Romney needs the Tea Party. But the Tea Party doesn’t need him.

  • Taqiyyotomist

    What does Ron Paul believe, theologically?

    Believe it or not (NOT to your, and our, utter peril), it matters.

    What does Palin believe?

    It matters.

  • Amjean

    It is wrong for the Tea Party to protest Mitt Romney. He is a republican presidential
    candidate and deserves respect. Let all the candidates have their townhalls, speeches,
    debates, etc. If you don’t like Romney, vote for someone else.

    Very tacky behavior.

  • Patty

    Personally, once you are in the race and you are running for President, no question or questions are off limits. That said, seems Sarah was attacked brutally and not just by the so called reporters, but in magazines, radio, T.V., internet, shall I go on.

    The treatment of Romney, well let’s just say in nothing compared to what Sarah has gotten and will continue to get.

    No rocks are being thrown, Americans want answers and if Romney was smart he would be ready to answer for Romney Care and one day he says one thing and then turns around and does another.

    So, disrespect? I don’t see it.

  • Craig

    #11 September 4, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    a former dem

    Ron Paul is very stong on defense issues. But he is against offensive issues. Two very different things. Your country has never been attacked… 9/11 was an inside job. Yes they have looked to find radicals islamists to stage 9/11… they paid them, , trained them and they got help by your corrupted government that has been hyjacked a long time ago by the Cartel of International Bankers (Federal Reserve NWO globalist elites) and they made sure that the WTC was filled with explosives. before the crash of the planes by these suicide extremists. Eight out of ten members of the official 9/11 WTC commission do not believe the official story. Why do you think they had a drill at the same time? They always have drills at those events. Coincidence? I think not. And what about Building seven? By the way, the Irak war was planned well ahead of 9/11. Please do some research.

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  • D Roamer

    A hard choice, all are qualified in varying degrees, especially compared to the slate we had in 2008. The first debate might weed out some. The longer Sarah waits, even her supporters, will be weary of the “playing” the media. I think she is enjoying that.

  • Craig

    And what about the Afghanistan war? They are there for the Opium, only… that’s it. They smuggle the drug back in USA. They have to get out of there. And what are they doing in Lybia? Putting Al Qaeda in power… wow! The USA corporation, not the real USA because it doesn’t exist anymore, are always medling in other countries to throw out the dictators that they have chiosen and given billions of dollars to, only to put a new and worse dictator that will obey the NWO’s plan better. And who pays for all that? You the taxpayers.

    And by the way, the Terrorrist scam is like the Global Warming scam, just as fake as a 3$ bill. They want to scare you so you will give up your rights and freedom for security… you will get neither. You have a better chance to be killed by a bee sting than you have to be killed by a terrorist. Oh… and now, your government thinks YOU are the terrorists…lol
    Can’t you see their game? And Iran won’t attack you, neither will they attack Israel. USA and Israel have all it takes to protect themselves… Iranians are not crazy, they know that.