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Mitt Romney's "blogger" talks about Obama being kneecapped, hates Romney

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Romney publishes this on his campaign site.

It's the exact same blog post (half of it) as this at conservative site

It's written by "professional blogger" John Hawkins.

Hawkins run RightWingNews, an outfit whose slogan is "Kneecapping Barack Obama at every opportunity." A bit violent for the Romney campaign to be endorsing about the President of the United States.  This is on their Web site right now:

Seriously, Mitt, is this guy your campaign blogger?  Hawkins argues that the piece is simply excerpted on Romney's site, so he's not a blogger for Romney.  Okay.  So is Romney endorsing his violent language?  Now that Romney knows he's promoting the work of someone who talks of "kneecapping" the President of the United States, when that President has faced an unprecedented number of violent threats, is Romney you still going to leave the blogger's work up on his campaign site?  Mind you, publishing something on a campaign site is endorsement - it's not exactly a free speech zone, a campaign Web site, you publish what you agree with, you don't just publish anyone or anything.

Oh but it gets better.  Hawkins wrote what many consider the most scathing anti-Romney piece on a top conservative Web site.  It's still up on Townhall - not anymore!  Townhall pulled the story down and replaced it with a pro-Romney story!  Holy Stalin, Batman.  Seriously, the largest conservative Web site is now pulling down stories that have been up there forever criticizing Romney, in the hopes they simply disappear down the memory hole?  Geez.

Wait, it's back!  Though maybe this will disappear too.  This time I have a copy.

And here's two of the best grafs that I grabbed before they pulled it:
If you were trying to come up with the most atrocious candidate imaginable to go toe-to-toe with Barack Obama in 2012, you couldn't do much better than Mitt Romney. He was an unpopular moderate governor who lost 2 out of the 3 major elections he's run in and whose signature issue Romneycare is an enormous failure. Moreover, he's so uninspiring that he makes Bob Dole look like Ronald Reagan and that's before you consider his incessant flip-flopping that makes it impossible to really know where he stands on any issue.
If you don't want to spend the better part of the next year trying to drag this sad sack of Mitt across the finish line so he can disappoint us for the next four years, then stand up, speak out, and stop letting the mainstream media and a bunch of Beltway conservatives tell you that the race has to be over with just 1.8% of the delegates needed for a victory awarded. The Tea Party didn't rise up, fight Barack Obama, and help the GOP have its best year in half a century just to see the Republican Party ideologically slide all the way back to the pre-Reagan years as a reward. If the establishment manages to grease the wheels for Mitt to such a degree that it turns out he's unstoppable, then it's still better to go down brawling instead of supporting a candidate you know is a mediocrity because you think he's "probably going to win the nomination." Given the type of man he is, whether Mitt wins or loses, you're unlikely to look back at fighting like hell to get another nominee with anything other than pride.
It gets worse from there. Please do read the entire thing.

And, Hawkins even launched a Web campaign to stop Romney from getting the GOP nomination.

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