Skip to comments.Romney strikes bipartisan tone at GOP fundraiser (praises Obama)
Posted on 04/02/2009 8:17:33 AM PDT by MaestroLC
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney praised President Obama at a GOP fundraising dinner Wednesday in front of a crowd that might have been expecting a heavy dose of rally-the-troops conservatism.
"I also think it's important for us to nod to the president when he's right," Romney said, after chiding the president's budget. "He will not always be wrong, and he's done some things I agree with."
Romney, who spoke at a dinner for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said he's pleased with the president's plans to "finish the job" in Iraq and Afghanistan -- lines that drew applause from the partisan audience. He also applauded the president for standing up to the auto industry.
"I hope he continues to be tough and shows some backbone because that industry is not going to make it unless we have real backbone and get those guys to fundamentally restructure all of their obligations," he said.
The former businessman even offered faint praise for Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner, saying that after a series of initial missteps, "I think he's finally getting close to the right answer."
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Good-bye, Mr. Romney. Conservatism is the answer, not people like you and your neo-Statist philosophy. Your way has been an abject failure.
We should consider other more worthy candidates, like Jindal and Palin. We need true Conservatives that can articulate our philosophy.
Mitt Romney is not that person, and certainly not that leader, we should invest in for our future.
LOL the John McCain B team.
buh bye Mitch
Oh great, another “Republican” Obama sycophant. Just what we need. We need courageous leaders and we more of this nauseating gruel.
But he has NICE HAIR!!
There’s a hole in your glove.
Marking this in the ‘why I would never vote for Mitt’ column. Instead of praising the President for meddling in private enterprises, he should be chastising him for it.
continuing leftward journey of Mitt Romney: or how a conservative converted cast aside his rebirth.
Romney helped Senate Republicans raise more than $2 million at the fundraiser as they try to regroup in time for the 2010 mid-term elections. Romney, speaking without notes or teleprompter, ultimately drew a familiar line in the sand between Democrats, who he said favor heavy-handed government, and Republicans, who prefer individual freedom and free enterprise.
"I think the American people are seeing through what's happening," he said. "The Democrats are trying to use this crisis as a way to advance their philosophy of the supremacy of government, and I don't think they're being fooled."
Romney claimed the president "incorrectly believes that the 2008 elections settled the great issues that divide America. I don't believe that's the case. I watched the debates. The great issues were rarely discussed at all." Twenty-six GOP senators attended the event, dining under a massive projection screen bearing the slogan: "Republican senators vow to regain majority in 2010."
Ditto. no more gracious to the enemy rich guy rinos!
That Mitt, he’s really one of a kind. Some of the Dems are starting to distance themselves from Obama, yet here comes Mitt, running towards the guy with arms outstretched.
They feel that they have to be gracious because Obama’s personal approval is so high.
One more reason NOT to vote for Romney.
"These are critical times," Romney said. "Defining times for the world and the nation."
Romney talked about what he saw as competing world philosophies, including that of jihadists, and critical times in history, like the Civil War and the American Revolution.
"Republicans are the revolutionaries of the day because we fervently, passionately, ardently believe that the individual accounts for the strength of America today," Romney said.
The former Massachusetts governor and businessman also explained how he sees the Democrats' view on power: that it lies in the hands of government and bureaucrats.
"We recognize it is the power of the individual that's made America what it is," Romney said.
He later continued, "I think the American people are seeing through what's happening. The Democrats are trying to use the crisis to further their philosphy of the supremacy of government ... The American people are not as thick as some would believe or have us believe."
Just another example of why I couldn’t support McRomney.
We desperately need someone like Duncan Hunter.
Mitt baby, you’re sounding like a real Masshole lately.
..ditto to that Red...
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