Skip to comments.Devastating Info About Mitt Romney's Unelectability that He Wants to Keep from the Public!
Posted on 01/11/2012 5:50:49 PM PST by xzins
Mitt Romney is a loser...an election loser.
In his 1994 senatorial campaign, he lost by a huge margin (by more than 17 points) in a year when Republicans took over Congress. Despite everyone elses success, Romney managed to lose.
Of all his campaigns he has won only once when he won a single term as governor of Massachusetts, but he quickly tarnished that close victory.
After becoming governor in 2002 with Kerry Healey as his running mate, Romney proceeded to mismanage his position so that his approval dropped rapidly into the 40's and then the 30's. He left that mess to Lt Gov Kerry Healey when he jumped ship to avoid the huge loss he knew was coming in the next election. Left in the lurch, Healey was not able to rebound above 36% due to Romney's terrible performance as governor.
With no thought to his poor performance, Romney then entered the 2008 campaign for the presidency on the strength of a losing senatorial campaign and a destroyed governorship.
He lost again miserably against inept, weak John McCain. McCain more than DOUBLED Romney's numbers by attacking Romneys flip-flop record as a tax increaser.
The summation of Romney's election history: he tends to lose. Yet Romney is the man we are told is "the most electable".
His election record says that is simply a falsehood.
Add to his history of losing his political record as a flip-flopper, as a vulture capitalist, and as an advocate of liberal, pro-tax, pro-choice and anti-gun causes, and it's easy to see that the man will continue to be a loser....of elections.
We cannot afford to watch Romney get taken to the woodshed by Barack Hussein Obama.
Romney is a stink’n liberal what else is there.
Honestly, I can’t understand why anyone would think he is the man to go against Obama. It defies logic.
I’d vote for Ron Paul before I’d vote for Mitt.
The media has allowed Romney to play rope-a-dope in the primary campaign so far.
He has been annointed and we’re having him shoved down our throats by a media that is unanimous in proclaiming “Romney..most electable”
Romney will lose to Obama.
Dead on. Mittens is a loser constantly running for office and rarely winning. If he doesn’t make the nomination this time, he will be a perennial candidate just like Harold Stassen.
He hunts varmits.
(reminds me of the John Kerry clip, “is this where I git me my huntin license?”)
Mitt Romney=Gun Grabber
Element of truth here but sounds like a slick rendition from a campaign opponent staffer not yet 30 years old.
Romney has been running for the presidency since 2003.
He has a terrible record as a governor, and on the strength of that we’re to believe he’s “most electable”.
Now Obama's the incumbent. And we expect Romney to beat Obama NOW?
Willard left Kerry Healey high and dry in her campaign for governor.
Newt called it right. Mitt didn’t run again because he knew he’d lose. Bill Weld and Paul Cellucci were both Republicans—RINOs, but Republicans in MA nonetheless. Both were more effective governors than Romney.
“Seventeen years after his initial attempt at entry into politics was thwarted, Mitt Romney still doesnt have a response to the issue which derailed him against Ted Kennedy.
If nominated, its more than reasonable to believe that he wont have one in the fall. The Democrats will dust off the playbook from 17 years ago, update it for the additional examples, and pound Romneys candidacy to a pulp.”
Anglian, that is such a great post.
It is worthy of being in everyone’s inbox.
Romney generates ZERO enthusiasm and THAT is what gets people elected. He won’t win.
Well written piece, thanks.
“Add to his history of losing his political record as a flip-flopper, as a vulture capitalist, and as an advocate of liberal, pro-tax, pro-choice and anti-gun causes, and it’s easy to see that the man will continue to be a loser....of elections.
We cannot afford to watch Romney get taken to the woodshed by Barack Hussein Obama.”
Bingo! Not Rocket Science that Willard the Lib is the worse guy we can run. Period.
Heres the facts:
Romney won Iowa by 8 votes (if he won at all)
NH is one of his home states
Both states allow independent/rats crossover and vote
Both states will have delegates divided (No winner take all till later this spring)
The MSM says Mitt has won.*
Fly over country gets screwed again.
Everyone knows the truth.
We are at the flash point.
But if there is ANY chance the "Conservatives", the "Republicans"can elect a POTUS who will continue the BS long enough for them to grab all they can, they will vote for Romney.
There is no doubt in my mind the that republican establishment wants to maintain the status quo, that they are not just content with socialist lite, but that they are intentionally pushing in that direction.
Hoosiermama, I heard one talking head on Fox this morning trying to make the case that Romney is inevitable and everyone should just accept it.
Why in the world would conservatives want to nominate someone who is sure to lose against Obama.
Newt has done conservatism a huge favor.
He is a manufactured wax figurine - like Gore - Stupid smile and a smug grin that never changes. And dangerous like a demon clown.
Romney is worse than I knew about!
Heard that...almost threw something through the TV
FOX newspeople for the most part have spent too much time in NYC.
So what are we going to do.....?
The three conservatives are dividing the ABM vote. We are our own worse enemies.
Newt, Rick, Rick....two needs to step back give their support to the third. Knowing they’ll be part of the team: VP, AG, Cabinet position...
Think what a conservative team pushing toward the same goal could accomplish.
From the link you posted...
Yet Geoffrey Rehnert, who helped start Bain Capital and is now co-CEO of the private equity firm The Audax Group, told me for my Penguin book, The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy, that Romney owned a controlling stake in Bain Capital between approximately 1992 and 2001. The firm under his watch took such risks, time and time again.
* Bain in 1988 put $5 million down to buy Stage Stores, and in the mid-90s took it public, collecting $100 million from stock offerings. Stage filed for bankruptcy in 2000.
* Bain in 1992 bought American Pad & Paper (AMPAD), investing $5 million, and collected $100 million from dividends. The business filed for bankruptcy in 2000.
* Bain in 1993 invested $60 million when buying GS Industries, and received $65 million from dividends. GS filed for bankruptcy in 2001.
* Bain in 1997 invested $46 million when buying Details, and made $93 million from stock offerings. The company filed for bankruptcy in 2003.
Romneys Bain invested 22 percent of the money it raised from 1987-95 in these five businesses, making a $578 million profit.
theres little question he made a fortune from businesses he helped destroy.
If the big 3 conservatives could agree which would go forward, their numbers would bury everyone in South Carolina and florida and would have done so in Iowa.
I wish they’d meet and make an adult decision.
Romney loses elections. It’s what he does.
Romney will lose to Obama.
And that is exactly why they are pushing his "inevitability" so hard. We know what the media wants, but one also has to wonder if the GOP actually wants to lose as well.
It only defies logic, if you believe that every Republican voter is as well informed as average Freepers are. They're not.
I talk to staunch conservative friends every day on Facebook, who (astonishingly) have no idea how bad Romney's record in office really is. I'm doing my utmost to bring these people up to speed before they do the unthinkable, and vote for him in the primary.
I do believe Romney would be a disaster if he's the nominee. As my wife says, "we didn't want him over that goof McCain, so what's changed?"
I think the moderate Pubs figure the "independents" will help get him elected. I don't think so. obama and the media will make him out to be an elitist money grubber who only destroys jobs. The social conservatives will not be enthusiastic and at least 12% of the base has indicated they won't vote for Romney no matter what.
In the end our candidate has to give the public a reason to vote for him in addition to voting against obama.
And that is exactly why they are pushing his “inevitability” so hard. We know what the media wants, but one also has to wonder if the GOP actually wants to lose as well.
Not sure it’s what they want — but they are sort of like liberals who continue to dream of their “utopia” which will NEVER materialize. Same goes for republicans who dream of a “moderate” right of center world — one that really doesn’t exist.
They want to have their cake and eat it, too. Many are fiscal conservatives, but liberal on social issues. Many are just plain elitist SNOBS who can’t deal with far right social conservatives and just everyday hardworking taxpaying Americans.
I thought only McCain did that!
I just had dinner with some good friends that are Romney supporters. Their heads just about exploded when I tried to explain I can't vote for him no matter what and I know a lot of pro-life Christians that feel the same way. From their perspective they think Christianity is a joke and they are only fiscal conservatives. For them it's all about getting rid of obama and we should not consider our beliefs.
I see that Halley Barbour endorsed mit. Good, because he's in trouble for freeing murders. I hope he's on stage with him.
*nodding my head and agreeing with you*
From what I’ve read of George Romney, Mitt’s father it seems to me as though Willard the last of the Romney offspring is seeking to better his Father’s legacy.
Mitt Romney I think seeks the Presidency for all the wrong reasons at a precarious time in the history of the U.S.A.
We don’t need a President wanting to be President, because his Father didn’t become the President. We need a leader that wants to be President, because he see’s, and understands the problems of today, and has the ability to lead this Nation out of the mire, and back to its greatness.
This opinion was formed upon reading Mitt’s Father’s Bio, and reflecting on certain similarities, and failures.
My recollection of the 2006 MA gubernatorial election... Romney’s fault: he didn’t actively support Lt. Governor Healey, the R candidate. I also think he and the MA Republican Party dropped the ball when they gave Christy Mihos problems with ballot access. Angered, Mihos ran as an independent. He spent the debates attacking Healey, letting Deval Patrick basically standing and smiling on the various stages. Perhaps Romney could have exercised more oversight over the Republic Party’s nominating squabble and more actively campaigned for Ms. Healey.
It’s an example of how disengaged Mr. Romney can be from the fortunes of his party.
Problem for George was that he didn't start running early enough and didn't chose to make his name in a state close to the state with the early primary, NH.
I’ve thought that there’s something to his father’s failure that motivates Romney.
At the same time, he could be a narcissist with an extremely exalted view of himself.
It amazes me, though, that on the strenght of a shellacking in a senatorial race and a governorship that he destroyed that Mitt Romney saw a necessity for himself to run for president.
Whatever else he is, he certainly is misguided.
From their perspective they think Christianity is a joke and they are only fiscal conservatives. For them it’s all about getting rid of obama and we should not consider our beliefs.”
If they are fiscal conservatives, they must not know his Massachusetts record or they wouldn’t want to vote for him. Plus his jobs record as governor was near the bottom of the barrel compared to other states.
He wears a high collar and cape and can’t see himself in a mirror, oh my...
It is possible to push the limits in taking fees out of borrowed money, and Romney did that.
It is essentially what Fannie/Freddie did in bundling worthless mortgages and claiming they were just fine.
That should have been illegal because it certainly was unethical.
Romney salted a mine, borrowed huge amounts of money on the false appraisal of the salted mine, paid himself millions out of the borrowed money, and then let the creditors/investors/contractors get pennies on the dollar when it became evident there was no gold left in the mine and it had to declare bankruptcy.
That is vulture capitalism.
Can't remember the time when the primaries begin winner take all.
next wake up call in thursday. :>)
Maybe they’ll dream themselves to the right place by tomorrow morning.
I’d vote for Pat Paulsen over Romney...even if he is dead. I hear he always shows up on a ballot somewhere.
It is not right that Obama gets to pick who he runs against by using the MSM to weed out who he does not want to run against.
I am just saying the obvious...
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