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Rich. Weird. Romney
Salon ^ | April 23, 2012 | Alex Pareene

Posted on 04/25/2012 7:39:24 AM PDT by greyfoxx39

Mitt Romney is weird. When the Obama reelection campaign early in the cycle made the mistake of indicating that its strategy would be to imply that Mitt Romney is weird by repeatedly telling Politico that it planned on calling Mitt Romney weird, Romney’s camp countered by causing a brief and not particularly sincere media brouhaha over whether “weird” is code for “Mormon.” Plenty of Americans think Mormons are weird, yes, but in this case, the simple fact is Mitt Romney is weird, entirely apart from his religion.

-SNIP-

All video of him attempting to interact with normal humans is cringe-inducing, as a cursory YouTube search quickly demonstrates. (Martin Luther King Day, Jacksonville, Fla., 2008: Mitt poses for a picture with some cheerful young parade attendees. As he squeezes in to the otherwise all-black group, he says, apropros of nothing, “Who let the dogs out? Woof, woof!”) He seems to have been told that “small talk” is mostly made up of cheerfully delivered non sequiturs.

-SNIP-

Romney recently told People magazine, “I tasted a beer and tried a cigarette once, as a wayward teenager, and never did it again.” I’m not sure we should believe him. There’s no way in hell I can imagine Mitt Romney loosening up enough to have a beer.



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To: Niteranger68
What kind of conservative would want to run for office when they will be in the crosshairs of the media, the political opposition, AND their political allies? Only the kind who will tolerate the pressure as long as they can exercise control over others.

WTH? Local tea-party conservatives take exception to that statement.

I think you are on the wrong website.

"I'm not going to campaign for this phony empty suit. Not going to cheerlead for a man with an abortionist, homosexualist, statist record."-Jim Robinson

51 posted on 04/25/2012 9:52:36 AM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: wagglebee
if the GOP wants to keep nominating liberals they need to figure out a way to get them elected without my help.

Hear here! Exactly right!

52 posted on 04/25/2012 9:54:21 AM PDT by caww
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To: wagglebee
Exactly, if the GOP wants to keep nominating liberals they need to figure out a way to get them elected without my help.

Same here.

53 posted on 04/25/2012 9:56:10 AM PDT by houeto (The GOP has lost me for Goode.)
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To: caww

I don’t want to know. I thought you did when you stated that you’re not sure how Jim’s going to handle this awkward place. That’s why I suggested you ask him.

Why would I want you to carry water?


54 posted on 04/25/2012 9:57:09 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: greyfoxx39

Yeah, I read that yesterday. Obama is still gay.


55 posted on 04/25/2012 10:03:54 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

And he ate a dog.


56 posted on 04/25/2012 10:05:32 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: greyfoxx39; reaganaut1; reaganaut

Well, I’ll be. I never noticed that. Thank you.


57 posted on 04/25/2012 10:08:48 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon; reaganaut; reaganaut1
Huh? Reaganaut is a Christian, isn’t she?

Reaganaut is a Christian; Reaganaut1 [ReaganautONE] is a self-described "nominal Hindu"

58 posted on 04/25/2012 10:11:36 AM PDT by Colofornian (Mom when I grow up, I want 2B like Ike. Mom when I grow up, I want 2B a god from Kolob like Mitt.)
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To: Colofornian; reaganaut; reaganaut1

I completely missed it. Thank you.


59 posted on 04/25/2012 10:22:08 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: NeoCaveman

Raw!


60 posted on 04/25/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT by pallis
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To: pallis

Ruff


61 posted on 04/25/2012 10:35:57 AM PDT by NeoCaveman ("If I had a son he'd look like B.O.'s lunch" - Rin Tin Tin)
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To: wagglebee; xzins
I've met him a few times (I think my brother knows him pretty well), he's a great guy.

Can you get xzins and I tickets to the inauguration balls?

How about an appointment to the Federal bench (9th Circuit)?

62 posted on 04/25/2012 11:30:32 AM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: P-Marlowe; xzins
Can you get xzins and I tickets to the inauguration balls?

Hell, if Goode wins I will even pay all of your expenses.

63 posted on 04/25/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT by wagglebee ("A political party cannot be all things to all people." -- Ronald Reagan, 3/1/75)
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To: wagglebee; xzins
If......

WHEN!

Think positive. More Americans identify themselves as conservative than liberals.

Obama and Romney can split the liberal vote.

Goode can go after the conservatives.

64 posted on 04/25/2012 12:11:40 PM PDT by P-Marlowe
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To: stuartcr

As is your game, you talk in circles Stuart.


65 posted on 04/25/2012 12:33:51 PM PDT by caww
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To: caww

Stuart likes to play what he considers cute games on the mormon threads. It’s OK...every time he posts it bumps my thread.


66 posted on 04/25/2012 12:54:20 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (I do not expect the (FR) house to fall - but I do expect it will cease to be divided-Jim Robinson)
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To: caww

??? Seemed pretty straightforward to me. What was circular to you?


67 posted on 04/25/2012 1:16:24 PM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: stuartcr

:)


68 posted on 04/25/2012 1:38:52 PM PDT by caww
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To: greyfoxx39

I know...and “Play cute games” is the right word. Never satisfied...and endless (?).


69 posted on 04/25/2012 1:41:17 PM PDT by caww
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To: greyfoxx39

The “MSM is ramping up in destroying Mitt...remember the “potato” label on Dan Quayle? Mitt has given the press tons of idiocies for fodder. You think they were hard on W? You ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.”

It’s started already...

but you’ll notice they’re going in light, like a fighter on the take that’s “carrying” a weaker fighter for a few rounds...

...I honestly continue to see, that nothing is as it seems.

RINOs, do you see the liberal newsworks treating your guy with relative kid gloves...do you just see this as good news?

Or is one small hair standing up on your neck?

Oh, yeah...I wrote a poem...don’t you hate it when people force poetry on you?

I don’t wrote them very often...you can blink to the next post if you want LOL

Rinos chose the blue pill, Conservatives chose the red

We see the machine is the monster, and the America we remember is dead

No popularity contests...but a lifelong war we will endure...

GENTLEMEN. Our Kings are Corrupt. So then, let Our Revolution be Pure. :^)


70 posted on 04/27/2012 4:33:01 PM PDT by AnTiw1
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