Skip to comments.Romney: A Mistake for McCain
Posted on 07/23/2008 5:33:00 PM PDT by JRochelle
You've probably heard the story about the tycoon who wanted to bring out a new kind of dog food.
He spent lavishly. He hired the best marketing person, the top PR firm, the best ad agency, the No. 1 packaging expert, the most powerful distributor -- but the sales were flat after six months.
He summoned his consultants to a meeting and asked why the food wasn't selling. "The dogs won't eat it," was the answer that came back.
And so it is with Mitt Romney. Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries, the dogs won't eat it. He lost Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Florida and California. The only primaries he won were in Michigan, where Dad was governor; LDS states; and a few states on Super Tuesday in which his California-obsessed rivals couldn't spare the cash to advertise. Only John Connolly in 1968 had a worse cash-to-delegates ratio.
And John McCain rightly did not like Romney's tactics during the primaries. Using his gigantic money advantage to dominate television, he seized early leads in virtually all of the primary states, only to lose them later on. And, when they started slipping away, he resorted to unfair, distorted, scorched-earth negative ads, betting that his opponents couldn't afford to spend enough for the truth to catch up to his charges.
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Interesting but I still like Romney ... a lot.
I was just trying to come up with some of of stature and national name recognition. Newt is a brilliant man but I just don't think John McCain would see Newt as a good fit.
Palin has done the job. She is the most effective Gov of Alaska ever. She is the most popular Gov. and elected official in the U.S.
Re: Myth Romney, it has nothing to do with his religion, the list of his weaknesses is too long, but suffice it to say he is a used car salesman RINO.
Haha yep you did
By the way I saw Jindal on TV tonight.
He ABSOLUTELY denied that he would be the VP pick.
He said I’m not going to be the VP.
That’s not something you can go back on.
Interesting ? I don’t think you read it at all.
Why do you like him ? Is it his killing the MA GOP you like ? How about his appointing liberal criminal-releasing judges ? Socialized medicine and $50 abortions ? His having no use for Reagan-Bush ? His flipflopping ? His “buying” support and bribery ?
Fact is, if after reading that post you still support him, you support the liberal cause. No Conservative can support Slick Willard, period.
Sometimes you just have to give some props to the Dems. A few years back, they also had a governor decide to to make the transition from state to national politics. And that governor was from Arkansas and had been pro-life and pro-second amendment and even signed a resolution honoring the Confederate flag. Then old Slick showed up ready to run for president and those conservative views had been put behind and he was pro-choice, favored restrictions and second amendment, and that little thing about the Confederate flag was just ignored, despite some Republican attempts to make it an issue. The Dems. didn’t care about his past, they just voted for the one they thought had the best chance to win the presidency. And they also forgot about some of those conservative things Gore favored running for office in Tennessee.
When the Dems. saw their best chance to win, they didn’t even think about tearing their candidates apart because of positions they’d taken in conservative states. They supported them, and they went to win the presidency twice and almost a third time.
But these purist Republicans. There will be NO overlooking positions taken to win office in the most liberal state in the union. No matter that Romney ran for president on very conservative positions. He’s tainted forever, no matter what he says when running for a national office.
And these purist Republicans, unlike the much savvier Dems., have done their best to trash the man who could be our best candidate and campaigner since Reagan, who also took some liberal positions as governor, including the signing of a bill expanding cases where abortion was permitted.
Good thing these purists weren’t around in such numbers in 1976 and 1980. They’d have done their best to trash Reagan and keep him from winning the nomination. - Of course, they’ll deny that, but I expect they would have been just as unforgiving then as now. Purity is purity.
None that I’ve heard. They are keeping a tight lid on things. What we are hearing, I believe, is just to throw Obama/DNC off.
I believe a very good Conservative, effective leader, and common sense case could be made for her. She’s been extraordinarily successful. Certainly she’s much more qualified than Obama, why couldn’t she make a great POTUS in training?
I also believe that we need the unique angle that a younger person, a woman or a black perspective offers us.
Powell and Rice would be really doltish choices.
There are zero blacks who are going to be moved by that. If their reason for thinking of McCain is because he has a black on the ticket, then this same thought pattern would have them look for the black at the top of the ticket.
Obama is getting 99.9% of the black vote even if he gets caught at 2 AM in a gay bathhouse in San Francisco.
It’s stupid to waste money and choices chases after a black vote that’s already sewn up.
If McCain chooses Liebermann, he’s going to lose the conservative base. Libermann is a flat out liberal. His ONLY redeeming quality is that he’s a middle east hawk. That’s it. (Another idiotic choice.)
Huckabee delivers Arkansas to the Republicans. Would you rather have that or Romney’s Michigan, Money, Organization, Experience, Expertise, Leadership, and willingness to be a hatchet man.
Morris is wrong again.
You’re the one spinning, and not all that well.
Nothing was clearly implied about evangelicals. You know you have a very weak argument when the have to start claiming things were implied, though not at all said.
Who will you support once he stops paying you ?
I agree - good point. McCain/Palin all the way!!!!!
“Guess again. This “he’s not as bad as the other guy” ain’t gonna wash.”
And, so, you’re already declaring McCain the loser? That is the only appeal some can find to make in McCain’s favor.
And it will apply more to the top of the ticket than the bottom, to which you’re trying to apply it.
“I agree - good point. McCain/Palin all the way!!!!! “
It’s strange that FR is about the only place I ever see Palin mentioned. Is she on McCain’s list? Have they met as he’s met with several other possibilities?
I don’t know much about her, but I still think she and Jindal need to serve a few years as governors before they jump to a national ticket.
Please- No one is paying me
After looking through your posting history for the past several days, I apologize for calling you a Romney flack. That was uncalled for since you don’t appear to be aware of the ongoing Romneybots’ efforts to divert attention away from his liberalism by raising the mormon issue. You may do with that apology what you will, it’s genuine.
Romney: Make all the promises you have to...
Definitely Not Guilty
McCain is losing right now. Putting in a divisive liberal with a penchant for lying as his running mate will make doubly certain that the Conservative base will NOT turn out for him. “I’m not Obama” isn’t enough for him to win. It wasn’t enough for Dole in ‘96 running against Bubba. You have to motivate the base and he isn’t doing it.
“Who will you support once he stops paying you ?”
Who will you bash, once Obama’s checks bounce?
Bash bash bash.
Complain complain complain.
Blah blah blah.
What is it, with this year?
Does Slick Willard sign your paycheck as “No one” ? You’re not on here 16+ hours a day, 7 days a week posting Slick Willard propaganda and talking points, etc. if you’re not on his payroll.
Proof ? Evidence ? Links ? Where are my “Vote Obama”/”Obama is a Conservative” posts, jackass ?
Must be an Ah-nold supporter. You guys sure love liberals, doncha ?
I’m on here less than you are.
Does this mean you’re being paid by the Huckster?
I still contend that, as for Clinton and Gore, and even Reagan to a lesser extent, that politicians often move from a conservative or liberal state to run for national office, they of necessity change some of their previous positions to make themselves more electable. It’s not pretty or admirable, but it happens fairly often. I think that’s what Romney has done, and that he is a natural conservative. And I think he was our best candidate this year and would have been the best president.
And I do think if the south and evangelicals saw more of him, more would realize their common values, except for some unknown number who would be put off by the theological differences.
Duncan Hunter Rocks.
But why are you trying to help Obama?
Didn’t Dick Morris tell use it would be Hillary ... and loved Huck???
No sale on his opinions.
You’ve been here fewer years, quite so. But 16 hours a day and 7 days a week posting liberal propaganda for Slick Willard makes you kinda suspect. ;-)
Ask the Hucksterbots of olde if I was on their payroll. I have as much use for the Southern-fried hickster from Hope as I do for Slick Willard.
Slick’s no natural Conservative. He’s a natural con-man.
I’m not here 16 hours a day or 7 days a week.
That’s an exaggeration.. just like your “facts” about Mitt Romney.
Don't even know your own Governor ?
"Duncan Hunter Rocks."
"But why are you trying to help Obama?"
Proof ? Evidence ? Links ? Where are my Vote Obama/Obama is a Conservative posts, jackass ?
That's a total load of *omney.
Reminds me of kids in the backseat:
“Are we there yet?”...
“Are we there yet?”...
I’m still waiting for your proof, evidence or links to back up your allegation, madam.
Shameful how Slick Willard lied to Judge Bork. I guess if he has no hesistation to lie to us “pissant voters”, he has no hesistation lying to old men.
Are you going to say Bork was paid off too?
You got your posts set on repeat again
“But the attacks upon Romney’s religion have been a last straw. They are just not fair. I remember his father’s campaigns and what an upright man he was and no one even breathed a word against him because of his religion.”
372 posted on 07/22/2008 11:08:18 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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Who ? The guy is ranting about Mormons. I see nothing in the article about policy or character.
376 posted on 07/22/2008 11:14:10 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (~”This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Alps !”~~)
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You're getting paid to support Mitt Romney, ConservativeMan55? Darn, where's my paycheck. :)
I wish I was getting paid
Just write his campaign, they pay big $$ to spammers.
“Slicks no natural Conservative. Hes a natural con-man.”
Sort of like McCain “got the message” during the primaries, then forgot the message when he wanted to pander to Hispanics after he had the nomination won?
Now that’s a natural con man, all within one presidential campaign season (and it ain’t over yet). And he’ll still change his positions on drilling some more, I bet.
Romney’s changes have come over a few years, and during his move from uber-liberal politics in Mass. to conservative politics in a national Republican contest. That’s been done before and it’ll be done again. He was pretty consistent all during the primaries and after, unlike McCain.
I’m a supporter of Romney. I’m not getting paid and I don’t spam on FR or elsewhere.
I’m not getting paid at all.
It probably would be better for Romney not to associate himself with the McCain and tarnish his reputation for a run in 2012. McCain is going to be trounced. Far better for Romney to help pick up the pieces for the GOP after this election is over.
But I am a big supporter of Romney