Skip to comments.Romney 2.0: Mr. Fix-It
Posted on 02/12/2010 8:14:17 AM PST by NoRedTape
"Now, two weeks before publication of "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," Romney is pivoting again -- this time pitching himself as a problem solver whose background as a successful financier makes him the ideal candidate to rescue the ailing U.S. economy.
But the real problem, said the paper, is "the real Mitt Romney Harvard MBA, political scion, hard-working businessman, super-wealthy master of Wall Street offerings, devout Mormon might not be what Republican primary voters actually want."
(Excerpt) Read more at latimesblogs.latimes.com ...
Give it up Romney- you were a LOSER in the last race - to McLAME!!!! of all people, so what makes you think we want second-best now?
The man who gave Massachusetts Romney care? Hell no.
The worst thing to be said about Mitt Romney is how the mere mention of his name fails to do the same thing with the libtard and beltway RINO crowd..
Have you ever thought that those you slime here as ‘fundy bigots’ are actually against Romney because he makes the RINOs and libs warm and fuzzy?
Mitt Romney version 4.01 beta.
I kind of look forward to learning who the newest Romney will be, it is like waiting for a new Hollywood release.
I anticipate this one being stern and serious, and really, really grown up.
Mitt Romney’s motto for this election go round should be “Mitt Romney - I can be whatever it takes to get your vote.”
Yeah, except this is the third sequel where the original was a stinker as well.
It’s the Country Club Republican way. Mr. Second-Place gets the next nomination because, as Bob Dole so eloquontly put it - “It’s my turn damnit!”
“The best thing to be said about Mitt Romney is how the mere mention of his name will send the fundy bigots into an absolute hissy fit.”
“fundy bigots” founded this nation, punk.
Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site
12/11/2009 | Jim Robinson
Posted on Friday, December 11, 2009 5:57:16 PM by Jim Robinson
Free Republic is a fringe right-wing Christian fundamentalist site... or so they say... and they might even be right.
We don’t go for any of that godless left-wing big government socialist malarkey. And we do put our faith and trust in God, not government. We are pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Family, pro-Country and pro-Liberty.
We do not believe that government or science knows what’s best for us or our children. We will make our own decisions thank you very much.
Every once in a while some group of posters get together and try to bend Free Republic to their will. Now, we tend to be pretty free-wheeling around here and will take a lot of guff and a lot of obnoxious insults from a lot of people, but eventually a breaking point is reached.
For example, when a group of RINO lovers recently banded together to try to force FR to accept an abortionist/gay rights RINO as our presidential candidate, they soon found themselves on the outs.
And a few years ago a group of evolutionists tried to force FR over to their way of thinking and they soon found themselves on the outs.
FR is a pro-God, pro-Creator, pro-Life, pro-Liberty site.
And now we have yet another group of Darwinists trying to have their Darwinist way with us. Well, as I’ve said before what doesn’t kill us will only make us stronger.
Darwin Central has again declared war on FR. They have ping lists and email lists and will try to pull away as many FReepers as they possibly can. So be it. Those who would rather go with Darwin, please go. I sure as hell won’t try to stop you.
FR will remain a pro-God, pro-Life, pro-Liberty, pro-Creator conservative site.
We wholeheartedly believe that our unalienable rights are a gift from God our Creator not from man or government. And no man, no government will ever deprive us of same.
Keep your powder dry.
>> The best thing to be said about Mitt Romney is how the mere mention of his name will send the fundy bigots into an absolute hissy fit.
The worst thing to be said about Mitt Romney is how the mere mention of his name fails to do the same thing with the libtard and beltway RINO crowd.. <<
Very very true!
Any marketers around here?
IF so, why does politicians believe so much in BRANDING, or is this just because so many MBAs nowadays go into politics???
It is SO phoney!
Meg Whitman's campaign guru donated max to Obama -- while she advised McCain
"Even as former eBay CEO Meg Whitman acted as a high-profile backer and adviser to 2008
GOP presidential candidate John McCain, her top aide Henry Gomez -- now an eMeg
gubernatorial campaign majordomo -- donated the maximum to Democrat Barack Obama,
federal records show. Gomez, a trusted top insider in Republican Whitman's 2010 gubernatorial
campaign, donated the maximum $2,300 allowed to the general election campaign of Obama
in the days before -- and the weeks following -- the former eBay CEO's high profile televised
address to the GOP National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he accompanied Whitman around the..."
The McCain/Palin ticket was up ++8 to 10 pts. in some polls, days prior to the election.
So rather than helping the GOP, poor loser I am Myth Romney and
TeamROMNEY decided to attack Gov. Palin (and her defenseless children) to throw Election2008.
Late in October, The American Spectator's The Prowler revealed:
"Former Mitt Romney presidential campaign staffers
have been involved in spreading anti-Palin spin to reporters, seeking to diminish her standing after the election.
'Sarah Palin is a lightweight, she won't be the first, not even the third, person people will think of when it comes to 2012,'
says one former Romney aide
'The only serious candidate ready to challenge to lead the Republican Party is Mitt Romney.
"Some former Romney aides were behind the recent leaks to media, including CNN, that Governor Sarah Palin was a 'diva' and was going off message intentionally."
The Palmetto Scoop reported: "One of the first stories to hit the national airwaves was
the claim of a major internal strife between close McCain aides and the folks handling his running mate Sarah Palin."
"Im told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palins people and the staffers brought on from the failed presidential campaign of former Gov. Mitt Romney, not McCain aides."
"The sources said nearly 80 percent of Romneys former staff was absorbed by McCain and these individuals were responsible for what amounts to a premeditated, last-minute sabotage of Palin."
aides loyal to Romney inside the McCain campaign, said The Scoop, reportedly saw
that Palin would be a serious contender for the Republican nomination in 2012 or 2016, which made her a threat to another presidential quest by Romney.
Erick Erickson, who organized Operation Leper, said:
"These staffers are now out trying to finish her off .hoping it would ingratiate themselves with Mitt Romney."
"Who's the Palin Leaker from the McCain Campaign?
National Review Online The publication of a Vanity Fair profile of Sarah Palin
appears to have opened old wounds in the McCain campaign.
... the source of the Diva leak was Nicolle Wallaces husband."
None of these wimps are candidate material, IMO. Newt included! These “supposed” Republicans have no spine, no guts, no gonads. They’re still searching for them with both hands and a mirror and coming up empty handed. Give me a break. Thank God we have real men and women in our military. If we had these wimps, we’d be through. These supposed Republicans make me ill and disgusted. No wonder America’s Greatest Generation must be rolling in their graves. I know my father, who was a veteran of WWII and the Korean War, is rolling in his grave.
He and McRino are two peas in a pod.
It doesn't look like you'll have to camp out over night to see Mitt at a book signing.
We have some good, conservative Republicans out there, but they never seem to make these lists: Duncan Hunter comes to mind—but there are others.
So your contention that fundy bigots founded this nation does a great disservice to people who really founded this country, many of whom were driven to do so by the 17th century version of fundy bigots such as King Charles I, Lord Berkeley and Archbishop William Laud.
Yes, some of them tried to replicate their narrow version of religion in the new world and made outsiders extremely unwelcome.
But that very process started colonies like Rhode Island (Roger Williams, John Crandall), Pennsylvania (a haven for Quakers, Jews and other misfits from the New England colonies), Maryland (a haven for Catholics for the same reason), etc.
So if our nation's founders were really fundy bigots, explain why they specifically prohinited the establishment of a state church on the national level.
I have no problem with Jim Robinson's statement. I have plenty of problems with fundy bigots who prefer to spend their energies here lambasting Mormons, Catholics or any other group which doesn't fit their narrow definition of Christianity.
The generations that destroyed America? The generations that did all the destruction from the 1930s to about 1980, the generations of the Kennedys and George McGovern and Jane Fonda and Vietnam and welfare and taking away gun rights and turning us into a third world country with the 1965 Immigration Act?
Actually as they started dying out, we started regaining control of things, although because of the immigration that they signed into to law, it is really too late.
Actually, Paul Ryan knows how to fix the ailing ecomony and Srah Palin has already named him.
The man is a Dem-lite loser.
Whitman/Romney...Coca-Cola..to the “Bammy Pepsi....honestly...the same restaurant..different flavors.
The Oligarchy...they don’t get it. I hope they all burn big bucks...
If you look at the 11 men that were with Roger Williams, you will find my family.
It looks like you are reverting back to the Romneybot strategy of turning every Romney thread into a “Mormon” thread, I guess the quickest way for you guys to do that is to attack the faithful conservatives that made the country, make up conservatism and makeup freerepublic.
It looks like the Romney threads are back.
Please, spare us another campaign, Romney.
There is nothing funnier to me than a Pro-Romney or Anti-Romney thread at Free Republic.
I could spend all day laughing at the keywords as they go on and on........LOL
I do like Paul Ryan- but I also remember he panicked and voted for TARP- I forgive no one for that. I think he voted for the auto bailout too...a lot of our guys SOUND good..but...
My free premium channels on Direct TV run out the end of the month and I need some new entertainment and Mittbot pinatas are right up my alley...
This guy has more faces than Dr. Who.
Even a pickup truck and Cosmo spread could not save Mitt.
Although I’ll be cursing you throughout the day when I can’t cleanse my brain from that mental image ;)
The problem with Romney and his family tradition, is that their real interest in America, is defeating conservatism.
I didn’t think anyone in the House voted for TARP. My memory must be failing with age. :)
He did vote for vote YES on $15B bailout for GM and Chrysler, (Dec 2008) since he represents Jaynesville, WI.
Dole III, this time with better hair.
Not everyone hates Romney because of his religion. A good many do which I think is a tragedy because it is a distraction from the real issue.
I supported Mitt in 2008 after Fred Thompson dropped out simply because there was no better option remaining.
I won't support him in 2012 because (1)I don't think "Massachusetts Style Health Care won't bankrupt the country quite as fast as Obama Care" is a particularly winning slogan and (2)there are clearly better candidates in the race, especially a former Alaska governor.
I have no idea whether your reasons for opposing Romney are mainly due to his religion. I can honestly say mine do not.
But I will also observe that tossing around insults like "Romneybot" are not particularly helpful in winning over some of the very people we need to end the reign of King Barack.
I can understand the auto vote- though I hated the whole bill, but the TARP vote was a major disappointment for me with Ryan...I had high hopes for him. He’s very bright and personable.
I’m rigid on just a few things- government bailouts is one of them and TARP was a national disgrace in my mind and anyone who voted for it should be ashamed of themselves.
Right, from the guy that attacked freerepublic as fundy bigots.
We have been dealing with you and the other romneybots for a few years now, these guerilla tactics seem to be the way that you guys choose to battle as you try and push that slime ball on the non receptive, audience here at freerepublic.
We are more than ready for you guys, let the games begin.
Quit Mitt! You aren’t Nixon. You won’t come back.
Mitt, like Jim Wright ( ex House Speaker ) will, through proxies, buy back his book in bulk. I imagine half of all Mormons will buy ten each.
There is no way that hick, dolt from Alaska can be allow to outsell the bailout master of the Utah Hack Olympics, the bailout of Detroit winner of the GOP caucus, the portrait painted father of RomneyCare. /rombott think off
He won’t sell 1% as much as Sarah has sold.
Truly serious Mormons will find Mitt’s devil may care attitude about social conservativism objectionable, much as evangelicals and Roman Catholics do.
When there is nothing there, or it is in fact the same thing, or nearly so, you have to create a image, a brand in the masses minds. You know, like, 'Hope and Change'. The New Conservative Mitt Romney. That kind of thing.
Well, I’d say Mitt will get 90% of the Mormon vote. It’s understandable. Just like Obama got 90% of black vote, not that he hasn’t been a disaster.
Pivot; after all these years of experience, he has got that move "down pat".
So far, the only one falsely claiming anyone
hates Romney because of his religion is ..... YOU.
And after your Palin cartoon, I had such high hopes that you were into supporting a positive candidate with a positive message rather than just mindlessly swinging at a broken pinata . . .
But since you are so smart, maybe you can tell us how we can cobble together a 51% majority by: