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Romney builds image as front-runner
The St. Petersburg Times ^ | August 18, 2007 | By ADAM C. SMITH

Posted on 08/19/2007 8:35:07 PM PDT by restornu

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1 posted on 08/19/2007 8:35:08 PM PDT by restornu
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2 posted on 08/19/2007 8:38:57 PM PDT by restornu
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To: restornu
What Romney doesn't have is a message. All the good looks, charm & cash means nothing if you don't have a message. The poor guy has flip-flopped on so many issues and pandered desperately that people are seeing him as a stereotype of politicians in general.
3 posted on 08/19/2007 8:40:58 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Oh Romney has vision don’t you worry!


4 posted on 08/19/2007 8:42:22 PM PDT by restornu
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To: restornu
Oh Romney has vision don’t you worry!

A vision of Rockefeller Republicanism.

5 posted on 08/19/2007 8:44:00 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: restornu

He’s not the front-runner. Rudy and Fred Thompson currently occupy that title.


6 posted on 08/19/2007 8:46:07 PM PDT by LdSentinal
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To: restornu

Romney WINS!

Write that down....


7 posted on 08/19/2007 8:48:36 PM PDT by TopoGigio
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
What Romney doesn't have is a message.

What is Fred's message?

Or Duncan's?

Or Rudy's?

Or Huckabee's?

8 posted on 08/19/2007 8:54:48 PM PDT by Edit35
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To: restornu
Truth be told, with his angular, tan face, jutting chin, and temples graying just so, the 60-year-old Romney is more soap-opera handsome or game-show-host handsome.

Aw, how special.

Personally I'd go with "used car salesman handsome", but I don't really know the gay lingo.

9 posted on 08/19/2007 9:02:40 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

No way, but I have no say how you think!


10 posted on 08/19/2007 9:03:14 PM PDT by restornu
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Mitt is exactly the kind of polished politician I'm tired of," said Mark Zlab,

Uhhh, just who exactly are these polished politicians? Names please.

11 posted on 08/19/2007 9:06:29 PM PDT by Canticle_of_Deborah (Catholic4Mitt)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist

Romney’s message is more conservative than Rudy’s. (obvious)

Romney’s message is arguably more socially conservative than Thompson’s. (Thompson’s a federalist)

Romney’s message is more conservative than McCain’s. (immigration)

Is Huckabee’s message more conservative? I haven’t checked. I’ve heard he’s not so much of a fiscal conservative. That’s a dealbreaker, if so.


12 posted on 08/19/2007 9:13:12 PM PDT by Swordfished
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To: restornu

I am a very ugly person. Last time I was in Iowa everyone was crazy about me.


13 posted on 08/19/2007 9:20:16 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know. F Troop)
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What Romney doesn’t have is a message. All the good looks, charm & cash means nothing if you don’t have a message.

A John Edwards type.


14 posted on 08/19/2007 9:21:12 PM PDT by aroostook war (Ron Paul for President 2008)
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To: Swordfished
Mitt is currently playing both sides of several issues, from embryonic stem cell research to immigration to guns to foreign policy to tax policy to gay rights.

That's without getting into his past flip-flops.

And that's why he doesn't have a message, because he's unwilling to take a firm stand on anything -- he always has to leave wiggle room so he can change his spin based on who he's addressing.

15 posted on 08/19/2007 9:21:13 PM PDT by JohnnyZ (Romney : "not really trying to define what is technically amnesty. I'll let the lawyers decide.")
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To: restornu

Well that’s reassuring. I thought that he was an opportunist.


16 posted on 08/19/2007 9:24:52 PM PDT by aroostook war (Ron Paul for President 2008)
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To: restornu
"In the public sphere that's probably my greatest mistake,"

Or, it could be signing the permanent assault weapons ban.

Or maybe signing a socialized medicine plan [complete with taxpayer-funded abortions] that Hillary, John Kerry, Teddy Kennedy and James Carville have raved about.

Or maybe it was the inundation of homosexual propaganda that filled the public schools of Massachusetts during Romney's four years as Governor.

It might have even been his use of his executive power to force the justices of the peace in the Commonwealth to perform gay marriages.

But heck, who knows, there are probably still lots of "mistakes" we'll still find out about.

Conservatives would do well to remember, though, that at the time he did all those things, Mitt Romney defended them vociferously. He didn't consider them to be "mistakes," at least until he faced pro-life, pro-family conservative presidential voters. And, many of them he still defends today, one way or another, if you sift through the ocean of spin from his paid mercenaries.

17 posted on 08/19/2007 9:26:34 PM PDT by EternalVigilance (States' rights don't trump God-given, unalienable rights...support the Reagan pro-life platform)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
You're just in denial. The opposite is true.

He's gaining because he doesn't hedge, he goes right to the point and out consevative's the other candidates.

18 posted on 08/19/2007 9:29:38 PM PDT by duckln
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What is Fred's message?

Federalism. Return to basic Constitutional principles.

Or Duncan's?

Illegal immigration, the emerging China threat, fair trade, war on terror.

I don't give a rat's ass about Rudy or Huckabee.

19 posted on 08/19/2007 9:30:48 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: Swordfished
Romney’s message is arguably more socially conservative than Thompson’s. (Thompson’s a federalist)

Romney has no credibility on social conservative issues because of his record and past conflicting statements, so the comparison is specious.

20 posted on 08/19/2007 9:33:34 PM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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