Skip to comments.The Oysters Come Home to Roast (Romney=Kerry)
Posted on 02/06/2008 7:16:47 AM PST by JohnnyZ
I woke up this morning to a ton of e-mail from aggrieved southerners, almost outnumbering the ton of spam for generic Viagra, which I've forwarded to the RNC. Anyway, southern voters resented my (and John O'Sullivan's) assertion that they hadn't voted for Mitt because he was a Mormon. Au contraire, they said they hadn't voted for Mitt because he's a north-eastern liberal. Whatever. I rather enjoyed this Georgia gal's take:
I was one of your "No Mormon, no way, no how" Southerners until someone at a dinner party asked me if I'd support Orrin Hatch for President. And you know what? I would. It's then I realized I just didn't like Romney because he's about as phony as baloney. And I am unnaturally annoyed at how he receives applause from his audiences: toothless smile, looking left tilting chin up, looking right tilting chin up; back and forth.
Oh and by dinner party I mean oyster roast.
Oh, dear. Mitt is beginning to feel like the conservative media's version of John Kerry, the guy the MSM thought they could drag across the finish line. Except we have a tougher problem, to which Lisa and Stanley referred. The default mode of the culture is liberal; the key levers of society are liberal. Bush-era strategists have largely ignored that reality in favor of get-out-the-vote and other organizational techniques. The defects of that approach seem increasingly apparent.
Effete flip-flopping French-speaking Massachusetts liberal, except this time pushed by the conservative media rather than the MSM.
The South was never going to vote for a liberal Yankee like that, and the accusations of anti-Mormon bigotry from the Romney folks make them sound just like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson on race, preaching hate and playing the victim card.
Was there anti-Christian bigotry in the Utah primary?
I dunno. For me, the fact that the MSM hates Romney with a passion is the best endorsement I’ve seen for a candidate all year!
I’m glad to see I’m in good company. The great Mark Steyn notes the Romney/Kerry comparision. Sad that so few others see what is so obvious.
McCain was against the Bush tax cuts, has consistently sided with the pro-abortionists, was behind McCain-Feingold, sought to give amnesty to tens of millions of illegal invaders, and has consistently sided with Democrats against gun owners, yet now he's touting himself as a pro-tax-cut, pro-life, pro-Second Amendment, pro-First Amendment "conservative."
...and you're focusing on Romney being a "flip-flopper"? Give me a break.
I admit that being from the South it wasn’t the fact that Romney was a Mormon but the fact that he was from Mass. that gave me pause.
Now THIS is a hell of a lot more believable than that article trying to claim that Romney is the next Ronald Reagan.
I've felt this way since he entered the race.
Look, I know people can and do change positions in their life (thanks to Christ, I'm one of them), but Romney's change of heart was just too recent and too politically expedient to be fully trusted this soon in the game.
I really like Mitt, but then I based my choice in 2006 based on ISSUES. If it is Mcpain/huck i will be campaigning for Hill with Ann.
Apparently McCain was also against drilling in Anwar, he was for federal funding of embryonic stem cell research. I think McCain will be trying to take the party left.
By george, I think you got it. I have been wondering why I have resisted Romney’s appeal. Your post has rung a bell.
I would never campaign for that witch, much less vote for her. She’ll be worse than bill.
“Romney was the Republican John Kerry”
...and Huckabee is Huey Long
Romney-Feigold, Romney-Kennedy, Romney-Lieberman, Romney voted against the Bush tax cuts and Waterboarding...hey wait a minute, that wasn’t Romney...IT WAS McCAIN!!!! So who is the real RINO? Please buy a clue.....
There. Fixed it.
A hundred years ago, when men were saying women shouldn't vote, one of their reasons was that women are irrational, and will vote for whomever they find most attractive. And voila, it is by and large true. I am embarrassed for my half of humanity.
So they put a Southwestern liberal who's even worse in instead. How does that make things better? Btw, the region of the country that will suffer more than anyone if amnesty ever goes through is the South since there are millions of illegals living there. Not much to worry about here in Upstate NY, the weather's too cold for them and there's not much in the way of jobs.
I think you listed to FR instead of researching for yourself. Abortion is the only real change, and I read his account of that in 2006.
He is the only one in the race who vetoed in state tuition for legals and worked against drivers licences for illegals and worked for English emersion.
So sad the south prefers the real phonies, mcpain and huck.
Bingo! Beautifully stated!!