Skip to comments.Romney not running a campaign that will unite the GOP: he won't run on his record and trashes others
Posted on 01/31/2012 7:05:00 PM PST by Laissez-faire capitalist
Instead of appealing to voters to vote for him based upon x,y and z, he panders for votes by trying to increase his opponents negatives (as in FL) above his own by massively outspending them on negative ads.
This approach has led to his negatives skyrocketing and his positives declining among independents and moderates. Fivethirtyeight and others have been monitoring this, and it isn't pretty. With each battle won (temporarily in Iowa and now Florida), he is headed to surpassing Obama's negatives or having lower positives (some show he already has) and he will ultimately lose against Obama if he keeps it up.
Romney won't prove that ethics problems led right to Gingrich's resignation as he has asserted. WaPo ran a fact check that showed Romney's assertion on this to be false.
1.) Romney won't prove how many jobs he created at Bain. At one time it was 100,000, then Washington Monthly documented him saying over a few week span how he created "a hundred thousand jobs...tens of thousands jobs...thousands of jobs." Then it became 120,000.
And all along the way, WaPo, Fact Check.org, Forbes, The AP and many others showed his claims to be "untenable," "not proven," " no proof to back up the claim." And still no proof. Romney will take credit for the current tally of jobs, which are after he left Bain, but he won't take credit for the bankruptcies after he left Bain.
2.) Hot Air confirmed it. "Confirmed: Romneycare = Obamacare." And Romney doesn't have the internal fortitude to just admit this. Like peeing on Tea Partiers and conservatives legs and telling us its raining.
3.) Zerohedge "On Mitt Romney's Defense of Bain Capital and the Private Equity Industry - Here Are Some Facts."
Boston Globe "Bain Often Couldn't Lose With Buyouts."
Baltimore Sun "Corporate Welfare for Bain and Romney."
Forbes "Romney Supervised Medical Testing Company Guilty of Massive Medicare Fraud."
Redstate "Romney advisor: no repeal of Obamacre
American Spectator "Romney: Corporate Welfare Bum."
All these and many, many other news pieces have thoroughly exposed Romney as an uber-RINO. And the left, right and middle continue even now putting out more and more news articles like these with each passing day. No way to ever catch up to undo them.
4.) Romney's support for TARP, the Massachusetts Green Energy Fund, the Stimulus Bill, etc has earned him no friends among Tea Partiers and conservatives.
5.) Romney win't tell voters line by line, step by step each and every wonderful thing he did as Governor of Massachusetts.
6.) Romney won't own up to his flip-flops.
So in the end, by trashing your GOP opponents that conservatives and Tea Partiers support, instead of running on your record - running against rather than for - win it on your own.
Winning in a "competitive" way is one thing. Bashing teeth in and expecting conservatives and Tea Partiers to show up for you in November?
Forget about it.
Unnatural deeds lead to unnatural troubles.
I’ve made the same point several times tonight. He can win Florida by carpet-bombing Newt with over 10,000 negative ads, but that will not win the Presidency. People want to believe the candidate is the best person for the job, not just that he’s the biggest, richest bully on the block.
He’s running his campaign just like Obama will.
If he wins the nomination, he better not cry to us: “boo hoo oh the media is making fun of me. Look, they even have a Broadway show about Mormons just in time for the election. Please help!”
Sorry, pal. You broke it, you bought it.
To me, the Romney record of his life, is of destroyer.
Romney is also damaging the entire conservative movement, he is causing division and destruction within the Republican party, and also is managing to attack in such a violent reputation and image destroying manner, that he is taking out our conservative leaders.
The really sickening part of all this, is that Obama HAS TO BE BEATEN in November no matter WHO is the Repub nominee. It may take two election cycles to get to where we want to be, but still, Obama MUST be thrown out. Priority ONE!!
Future Romney: oh the debates are unfair! They stacked the audience with Obama supporters and he’s flooding the airwaves with zillions of negative TV ads! I thought I could trust the media. What am I going to do.
Mitt JACKWAGON Romney
I hate to tell you this, but Obama will not be beaten the way Romney is running.
More than one pollster/surveyor is documenting how his negatives are skyrocketing. And his positives are rapidly declining.
His scorched-earth method is the only way he apparently thinks he can win. But he is wiping himself and the rest out in the process.
It seems that this is a reflection of how he practiced business. A LBO barbarian cannot change his stripes.
You can win Texas in the general if you can do that, but not New York, nor California, nor Pennsylvania, nor Illinois, nor Ohio, nor New Jersey, and certainly not Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Kentucky and a host of others.
YOU MUST ATTRACT THE REPUBLICAN BASE to win!
Then you have to pull in YOUTH.
Mitt is remarkably placed to be the one Republican candidate who will repel youth. He created too many new companies that used fewer people, and the lucky ones with Masters degrees have already worked the requisite number of hours at Staples and they still cannot find work.
I just don't see Romney being a realistic Republican candidate.
Tell the RNC there is no way in HELL you will vote for Romney.
Lets tie up their phone lines.
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Frankly, neither is preferable! And both are devoted to their faith ahead of Country!
Mr. Magic Underpants (and his nasty little elves) have yet to remember that they NEED our votes. Too late for me. There is already a lying scam artist in the WH, I won’t vote this one in either.
Obama HAS TO BE BEATEN in November
Well then you better get on the stick and help Newt get elected...
You want me and my Christian Conservative fingers to vote for the Republican nominee then give my Christian Conservative self someone worthy of my vote to vote for ..
I dont give my rare diamond vote to any old thievin pig who thinks he is entitled to it...
Say what ???
I come from stubborn Loyalist stock, honey...
They were willing to die for this country..
Even if they did have to leave it...
Im willing to vote my Christian Conservative conscience...
Tennessee Nana UE
Romney is Obamas handlers Plan “B”...
If it is not so serious it will be fun watching romney butchered by obozo (should he be the nominee) the way he butchered Gingrich!
Hey may be he can beat obozo with the alinsky tactics of personal destruction and outright lies and smear? or not?
Perhaps Gingrich should just emphasize obama romney similarties - obamacare/romneycare, alinsky style mud-slinging/personal destruction, both have no record to brag about, both are out of touch with Americans......
The only way that will possible happen is if Mitt's NOT the nominee. Mitt will NEVER get my vote. I will with a clear conscience and a smile vote down the ticket and write in someone for President.
Mitt and Obama hate everything I believe in. Why the H*ll would I vote for the equal of evils?
Don’t like Romney, don’t care for Newt, but I’ll hold my nose and vote for anyone that may provide ANY glimmer of hope to get the current street gang out of the Whitehouse. I hope Romney, or Newt, will go after Obama with the intensity that they’ve gone after each other. My fear though is that Romney will become another McLame.
Why vote for Tweedledum, to get rid of Tweedledee?
The “anybody but...” mantra more often than not leads to disaster.
Both support TARP, stimulus bills, both flip-flop and stick it to their base, both love mandates, both love bailouts and both love crony capitalisnm.
I will not vote for Mitt, EVER.
They also want someone that will differ with Obama on issues.
But those dunces couldn’t see that this is where he would be a month ago.
And... there is nothing left for him to run on.
He avoids his record as governor like the plague. There are dozens and dozens of articles from Forbes, HuffPo, Red State, Legal Insurrection, Daily Kos, Boston Globe, WaPo, and on and on (left, right and even some from the middle) which have thoroughly exposed him as being a heartless LBO barbarian, who piled up untenable amounts of debt at companies as he borrowed against their assets to send out dividend checks and procure generous consulting fees, stiffed his suppliers, etc.
His so-called job creation record has been shredded, annihilated and thoroughly debunked.
I could go on, but you get the picture.
He has no plan A anymore. It is only plan B - Blitzkrieg...as in Blitzkrieging his opponents, which will thus continually drive up his negatives and decreasing his positive numbers.
Where do they get these rocket scientist analysts? Gee, folks, how obvious is this?
However, Mittens will continue alienating the base. If he gets the nomination, it will be a hollow victory. The Donkeys and MSM will slice, dice, and puree this arrogant ass. And when he's surrounded by Obama and his minions he'll be crying for help.
Yeah, like that's gonna happen. Hey, Mittens, stuff you worthless POS!
That is ok..Newt can kick his ass coming up soon!
Get it yet, RNC?
Only difference is, is that Romney is attacking his base, whereas Obama has largely mended the fence with his base. As an example, HuffPo and Daily Kos now are pretty much 24/7 anti-Romney filling the net with damaging news pieces.
And moderates read not only their stuff, but the stuff from the right, too, which is fighting Romney for its very survival.
Moderates thus see both sides as being opposed to Romney, thus reflecting Romney’s ever-rising negatives with independents and moderates.
And Obama this quarter raised twice as much money as Romney and Gingrich combined. And Obama is piling his $ up.
Romney and Gingrich are spending most of their trying to get the GOP nomination.
The GOP is broken, maybe fatally. The tent is just too damned big to stand!
What’s interesting as that when the right was in charge—even though GHWB and GWB were very liberal republicans, they told the moderates to go sit in the bus and just go along for the ride. Now when it seems the moderates are leading, the conversatives just seem to be abandoning the party because they’re not getting their way 100% of the time. It just goes to say who is really loyal to the party and who is not. And the same thing goes for the Dems too—even though they don’t even let their conservatives into the big tent.
As far as conservatives getting their way it has been a Hell of a long time since that happened other than for a few issues. The leftward slide has progressed at different speeds but it has progressed constantly.
In no way do I see the few gains we seem to have made to be guaranteed over the long term, I suspect we've just been given a few crumbs to keep us complacent.
That's a pretty fair assessment.
The establishment and their closet adherents among "conservative" pols and pundits are uncannily naive for not seeing this.
“Frankly, neither is preferable! And both are devoted to their faith ahead of Country!”
Wouldn’t a Christian president be the same way? I sure hope so...