Skip to comments.Romney! Get on the stick!
Posted on 06/30/2012 11:41:54 PM PDT by tsomer
Pundit says: Romney will fail if he doesn't change course.
In short, he's reacting. He's blasting 'bam--that's good, but he's not giving voters a reason to vote for them.
Think back to Reagan's campaign; it was brilliant. Reagan sold optimism. He gave us a vision of a strong independent a prosperous nation. He painted the picture and held it up as a promise. He delivered, but he had to get there first.
A people in crises are apt to stay with the guy that put them there; they prefer the devil they know to the devil they don't. If another leader comes forward, he has to convince them he knows a better direction. He has to make promises.
If he merely denounces the existing leader he's still a follower and worse,is regarded a back-biting follower.
Romney needs to make the promise-- of strength and dignity, prosperity and justice. He needs to do this graphically, he has to share a vision of this.
That was Reagan's promise, Morning in America. I pray Mr. Romney will follow that example.
Romney on a stick?
They’ll probably be selling it at the Iowa State Fair...
Wouldn’t buy it if you held a gun to my head, though.
Reagan had a serious problem to overcome when he ran.
Reagan had to convince people that he was not scary, Reagan was known as a true conservative and he had to assure voters that he was calm and cool and good, he succeeded of course and won a strong victory, but he didn’t convince everyone.
Mitt Romney left the GOP during that Reagan campaign and switched to independent and didn’t vote for Reagan.
You have fallen for misinformation. Romney, who is not a career politician, was involved in the private sector and in raising his family during the Reagan era. Furthermore, Romney has stated that he voted for Ronald Reagan both times and that he was only registered as an Independent because in Massachusetts, Independents are allowed to vote in either the Republican or Democratic primaries, a common practice in Massachusetts, found useful in helping nominate more moderate Democrats.
Don’t try to spread that junk here.
Romney is a career politician with 20 years of running for office.
Romney’s father was a three time liberal Governor, and a liberal, anti-war GOP Presidential candidate while Mitt was avoiding the draft in France, Mitt’s mom was a pro-abortion candidate for the Senate in 1970.
Mitt was with his father when he staged a formal protest against the conservative wing of the GOP at the 1964 convention nominating Goldwater, with Reagan speaking and stormed out of the convention.
Reagan and Mitt’s dad ran against each other in 1968, right versus left.
Mitt left the GOP in 1979 and became an Independent because of Reagan and is on tape saying he wasn’t for “Reagan/Bush”, Romney eventually came to supporting, donating to, and fund raising for only democrat candidates and was still fund raising for Planned Parenthood after he reregistered republican in October of 1993 after having voted for Paul Tsongas for President in 1992, which Redstate says means he became registered as a Democrat, not just as an Independent.
Take your “misinformation” and try to peddle it elsewhere.
I guess I’ll have to do some research on George Romney. I only said that son, Willard did vote for Ronald Reagan—twice! That was to set the record straight when you said, “Mitt Romney left the GOP during that Reagan campaign and switched to independent and didnt vote for Reagan.”
I bet your other comments are just as off the rails as the one I cited you for.
Romney did not vote for Reagan, he campaigned on the fact that he did not.
Suddenly reversing himself and saying that he did is more lying for the Presidential campaign.
You admit that you don’t know much about the guy, yet you wanted to come off as an authority on him and his history, what a cheap way to play romneybot.
Here is the lifelong politician 18 years ago, making clear that he was not a Reaganite during the 1980s.
“I think we need to reevaluate this, but do not feel it is simple as having an appendectomy. Im so tired of hearing the argument that a woman should have the final word on what happens to her own body. This is a life.” —Lenore Romney May, 1970.
I bet you are going to say Leonore Romney was a liar.
Well, let’s hear your man Mitt’s answer.
Like I said. Romney, who is not a career politician, was involved in the private sector and in raising his family during the Reagan era. He was an Independent during the Reagan era because he wasn’t involved in politics. He was raising a family. But he did vote for Ronald Reagan—twice!
I believe that Romney has made a conversion to conservative values. Is it your belief that no one can ever truly change his or her mind on, and therefore we can never, ever trust Romney. As Sarah Palin said, “I trust that his idea of conservatism is evolving. We will want to see that candidate who we can trust will inherently, instinctively turn right. Always err on the side of conservatism.”
In 2005 Mitt did a 180 on pro-choice and became pro-life. Before that time, he was like too many Americans, not paying too much attention to what being pro-life was really about.
Romney IS a career politician, not only does he have two decades of running for office, and a life in family politics, having literally been on the floor during the 1964 convention, but he was supporting democrats in multiple states, and even doing democrat fund raising, before he returned to the GOP which he renounced and left in 1979 because of Reagan.
He denies on video being a Reagan supporter, he campaigned on it, he despised conservatism, he was against the Contract with America he even addressed the Senate, quote “”I’m not a partisan politician,” he said in an interview with The Post that fall. “My hope is that, after this election, it will be the moderates of both parties who will control the Senate, not the Jesse Helmses.”
Romney never “converted” at almost age 60, he merely switched to a national campaign.
Oh for crying out loud.
Romney was obsessed with abortion, he was a Bishop, he counseled Mormons on abortion, he personally excommunicated people from his religion, he fund raised for abortion, gave money to Planned Parenthood, he passionately explained why we desperately need legal abortion.
Mitt Romney tells us on video about his mother's pro-abortion courage in 1970, Mitt tells us on video how he personally committed to abortion in 1963.
Mitt has never quite explained what changed his mind on abortion, his tale is a little sterile, and the other guy says they never talked about it.
Even in 2005, Mitt flip flopped on abortion, and 2005 was when he started his Presidential campaign, he sought the permission of his Holy Prophet first though.
Please rethink voting for Gary Johnson. Yep, Im not happy either with Romney but gone are the days of electing anyone and not being all over their every move and decision. VIGILANCE ! We are going to make him(Romney) govern as a conservative, one way or another.. same with a Republican congress.
Voting for a 3rd party is being a baby.
Wah, wah, wah, my candidate didnt win so Im not going to vote for who did win.
Grow the F*** up. This is war, not middle school.
You mean to say you don't sense the gun that's already at all our heads with the Left's plans? They will not hesitate to pull the trigger - again.
When you sober up, try that again, I don’t know what that was about.
That’s the game plan!
I saw he is on Vacation?
Anybody running with an "R" after his name is in the same boat.
To the Dem mind there are three kinds of Republicans:
1. So called moderates, millionaire country club tycoons,the back room dealers. They never see them working, but whenever they see them they seem to have plenty. Liberals tolerate this kind; they serve good liquor and plenty of it, with food their own government salary rarely allows. They're the perfect host and that's how they should stay.
2.Conservative and middle class 'pubs typically gather around bible thumping collection-plate con artists. These drovers live off their flock, which would otherwise be a rabble, so libs are grateful they have an outlet to keep this volatile demographic under control. And they're happier still that it's someone else doing it. The fact is, they abhor these people-- they're moralistic, stingy, acquisitive drones. They eat mediocre food and pray just before; they don't get high and party, and seem to disapprove whenever anyone else does. Libs believe conservatives want all science teachers tried for heresy. They're drearily non--intellectual beasts of burdens; the fact that these people are so competent enrages the lib.
3.Finally there's the rabid conservative. These guys are scary -- violent, paranoid and misanthropic. Their entire wardrobe is either camo or white. They've got basements bigger than their house and full of canned goods and guns. But they're kind of interesting too, and great wellspring of inspiration for writers of the paper-back literature found in airport newsstands. But they're also form the primordial ooze that all Republican principals arise from. This subset is the source, and all Republicans are but a few steps from reverting to this state.
This is, in a nutshell, the Lib mythology of Republicans. Note the parallels to the human mind, you have the reptile brain (group 3), the mammalian brain (group 2) and finally, the neo-cortex, (group 1.) Or, you have the id (3), the super-ego (2), and the ego (1).
I'm sure literary types formulated this code, and over the past century journalists have codified and hammered it home. It's entirely fabricated, prejudiced, deliberately destructive and plainly shows their contempt for people; it insults the collective intelligence of everyone.
It has become has become what you might call the "Cliff Notes Guide to Reporting; take the narrative framework and plug in your characters-- instant lit! I now doubt there's a 'journalist' alive who could write so much as a sentence without this ideological meme for a crutch. Romney's got his work cut out for him. To them, he's a combination of 1&2, so the contempt level is squared.
He can only beat this the way Reagan did-- on camara, speaking directly to our people, promising better things and invoking the "shining city on the hill."
Mitt Romney has grown up and in doing so, has become more conservative. Watch this video:
Expecting every politician to imitate Reagan’s 1980 campaign is absurd. Every election cycle is different and each politician needs to win on their own strengths - not by being a pale imitation of three decade old history. Besides, we’ve already seen how Romney’s campaign is going to operate; it’s the same mode he’s been operating in for the last four years. He won’t make bold promises, he won’t emphasize the distinguishing marks of his potential presidency. He’ll just attack Obama with the goal of making the election solely a referendum. For the next four months just expect to hear nothing beyond “Obamacare is bad medicine” - whatever that means.
Incidentally, isn’t it about time to announce the VP nomination?
That’s true, only the ones that win are the ones who make promises. Even Obama’s crew understood that, though it was conveyed through pictures and icons and catch words. But the message was there.
The whole point is, if Romney stays on the current track, he will probably lose.
I’m not crazy about him, but if he loses we’re done.
There isn’t anything true in that video except that it reveals Mitt Romney, for instance besides leaving out his efforts to defeat republicans and elect democrats, even doing democrat fund raising, he uses his family (and him) as being republican, yet the question is ‘why did Reagan drive you from the GOP’? Why did you leave the GOP in 1979 during the Reagan campaign? etc., etc. Why did you despise Reagan, Jesse Helms, conservatism, the “Contract with America”, guns, life, normalcy, etc, etc, etc?
Good questions. I am sure the Dems will use to their advantage similar questions and some we didn’t think of.
Yes, you liberal republicans have a lot to answer for in having maneuvered that failed Massachusetts Governor into being the GOP candidate for the presidency and to lead your party.
I wanted to be a state delegate, hoping to go on to the National Convention. When I announced my support for Newt, I was voted out. I did not even make it as an alternate. The Romneybots moved their delegates on to state at our Legislative Caucus. I was told that few of them showed up at the State Convention and they had to use all of the alternates that showed up.
The Ron Paul people were so mad the held their own Legislative Caucus. I was elected a delegate on the first round. Trouble was, the GOP called the caucus illegal and that was how it was. By the way, I am not even a Romney supporter. I still like Newt but dream of Sarah Palin.
Only a Romney supporter would make every effort to promote him and defend him and then claim to not even be for Romney, all on the same thread.
It is bizarre, but we see that a lot.