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My theory on the Romney "gaffes."
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Posted on 09/18/2012 8:30:49 AM PDT by gop4lyf

sorry for the vanity post :)

I think that Romney is trolling the left on this. I this that he arranged for this video to be "leaked", just to watch the left and their MSM minions go absolutely apoplectic over it. It is working. The only people it is really pissing off are the ones who wouldn't be voting for him anyway.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: gaffe; romney

1 posted on 09/18/2012 8:30:53 AM PDT by gop4lyf
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To: gop4lyf

I have to admit that what you said crossed my mind.

Also, that disclosure now would preferable to one later.


2 posted on 09/18/2012 8:32:57 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: gop4lyf

The thing that bothers me is that now anything that is not uttered by the Obamessiah himself is a “gaffe”


3 posted on 09/18/2012 8:33:15 AM PDT by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: gop4lyf

I am actually proud he said this, and about what he said of the Palestinians. Anyone that will ask me, I’ll tell them. The truth hurts. It hurts the guilty worst. Ploys about campaign ‘duplicity’ etc are just subterfuge and obfuscation. Their complaints should be me with questions about ‘why the truth that Mitt spoke is wrong’.


4 posted on 09/18/2012 8:35:30 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: struggle

he doesn’t ‘gaffe’....his teleprompter does. Or his speech writer, or his aides, or whoever - but, not HIM!


5 posted on 09/18/2012 8:36:52 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: gop4lyf

The Romney campaign didn’t release this. There is already a full chronology of this video’s progress through the interwebz. Saying that, if the campaign would stand by his statements it would help him. We SHOULD be arguing about the dangers of dependency state. This is a good debate to be having.


6 posted on 09/18/2012 8:37:06 AM PDT by Longbow1969
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To: gop4lyf

I told my wife this morning that if this is a ‘gaffe’ then Romney needs to come up with a new one about once a week from now til election day. This statement has resonated better with more Republicans and Independents and even some honest democrats, than anything else he has said so far.


7 posted on 09/18/2012 8:41:06 AM PDT by pgkdan (A vote for anyone but Romney is a vote for obama. GO MITT!!)
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To: gop4lyf

Evidently it’s one of the few ways to get national media coverage.


8 posted on 09/18/2012 8:43:22 AM PDT by arasina (Communism is EVIL. So there.)
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To: gop4lyf

Part of me thinks that he isn’t that smart. Or at least smart enough to realize that such a troll could seriously backfire.


9 posted on 09/18/2012 8:44:44 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: gop4lyf

No, but it works just as well.

Imagine trying to embarrass him with comments on the Palestinians - considering what is happening in the Arab world right now? Go Romney!


10 posted on 09/18/2012 8:45:42 AM PDT by Williams (No Obama)
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To: gop4lyf

His two latest “gaffs” prove to me that he may not be as vapid of a dork as I thought.

He actually thinks truths.


11 posted on 09/18/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: gop4lyf

I do believe what they are putting out there is only part each of Romney”s statement. They are leaving off the preface,or conclusion to each statement.When that is done it can look horrible by itself, when in reality it is not.That is why he asked for the whole tape to be put out. Just my opinion.


12 posted on 09/18/2012 8:48:15 AM PDT by tapatio (In memory of my Dad 5-27-26 2-4-2010)
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To: gop4lyf

You may be right. If so its a very high risk strategy. The percentage of takers in the voter pool is much, much higher than it was when Reagan ran against welfare queens in 1980.
Hard to tell which way it will cut anymore.

Then again I have always been on Mitt for playing it too safe, so if he did this that is progress I guess.


13 posted on 09/18/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Still are LOTS of Reagan democrats in Macomb Co. that are working or would reeeealy like to and do not want to be lumped in with the “takers”. They and their parents made Mustangs, GTO’s, Suburbans, and B-29’s. They currently have no hope.


14 posted on 09/18/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Still are LOTS of Reagan democrats in Macomb Co. that are working or would reeeealy like to and do not want to be lumped in with the “takers”. They and their parents made Mustangs, GTO’s, Suburbans, and B-29’s. They currently have no hope.


15 posted on 09/18/2012 9:04:30 AM PDT by epluribus_2
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To: gop4lyf

I’ll believe it if he backs it up. I’m waiting to see a “Work or Welfare: what do you want?” campaign slogan from Romney.


16 posted on 09/18/2012 9:06:57 AM PDT by aimhigh
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To: gop4lyf
I had/have the same thoughts and agree with your premise. That thought was reinforced when watching a video Dick Morris released 2 days ago saying in fact that Mitts would be required to push this exact message after what turned out to be a very successful Democrat convention.

Morris claims Obamination is now prefacing the campaign of traditional democrat values vs extreme Republican values and the message is resonating.

Too much coincidence between the content of Dick Morris words and the sudden release of this tape. Of course the Democrat media formerly known as the main stream media will continue to twist Mitts words unfavorably.

17 posted on 09/18/2012 9:33:43 AM PDT by saywhatagain
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To: pgkdan

Myth Romney is a pathetic campaigner .... listening to Rush right now .... as he BEGS Myth to run an intelligent campaign .... moreover Rush wants the Tea Party to ride to Myth’s rescue ... unfortunately, Myth and his Karl Rove GOP goons DUMPED all over “stupid Puritan Christians” at the Tampa Convention ....


18 posted on 09/18/2012 9:41:30 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne (Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin will DEFEAT the Obama-Romney Socialist Gay-Marriage Axis of Evil)
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To: struggle

“The thing that bothers me is that now anything that is not uttered by the Obamessiah himself is a “gaffe””

That is exactly what the media is trying to do. Anything Mitt says they will try and turn it into a “gaffe”. The msm is in full support of Obama and are helping in anyway they can.


19 posted on 09/18/2012 9:58:17 AM PDT by Parley Baer
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To: gop4lyf

If you’re going to do a vanity, don’t apologize. There is nothing to be sorry for. FR allows for it, you post it in the correct forum, and people who don’t want to read vanities don’t have to click on it.

I like vanity posts. They are different from the other things I can read almost anywhere.


20 posted on 09/18/2012 10:42:22 AM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: pgkdan

Imagine the Debates with Leftist calling the shots. Questions:
Mr. President what was your feeling when Usama was at last bright to justice?
Gov. Romney, did you laugh when you used a high powered jet of water, to clean off the fear produced feces from the Dog you placed on the roof of your Expensive car?
Mr. President what does it feel like to give free health care to elderly people who have lost their insurance like your dying mother?
Gov. Romney what does it feel like to roll around naked on your vast vault of hundred dollar bills after beating your wife into submission?


21 posted on 09/18/2012 12:15:00 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll)
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To: gop4lyf

The simplest explanation is most likely to be the correct one: the Obama campaign and the news media are closer than congenital twins. They work concertedly toward common goals because in many cases, they are precisely the same kind of people, nurtured in the same places, schools and clubs and quite frequently: they’ve known each other for years.


22 posted on 09/18/2012 12:22:59 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: gop4lyf

A gaffe is a moronic POTUS saying Egypt is neither an ally nor an enemy while his State Department corrects him. Stating that 47% of Americans pay no income tax is a simple truth.


23 posted on 09/18/2012 12:30:01 PM PDT by jwalsh07 (.)
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To: gop4lyf
A different view, FWIW: Jimmy Carter's Grandson: I Exposed Romney Video
24 posted on 09/18/2012 1:11:13 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: andy58-in-nh
... the Obama campaign and the news media are closer than congenital twins. They work concertedly toward common goals because in many cases, they are precisely the same kind of people, nurtured in the same places, schools and clubs...

The rats and the media are two divisions of the same enterprise, each vying for control of the policy committee. The GOPe, a subsidiary of the rats, was acquired in a non-hostile acquisition over time for an undisclosed amount.

25 posted on 09/18/2012 1:47:59 PM PDT by kitchen (Over gunned is better than the alternative.)
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