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GOP's Mitt Romney, a potential presidential candidate, unveils a book critical of Obama
Cox News ^ | 3-2-10 | GLEN JOHNSON, AP Political Writer

Posted on 03/02/2010 5:50:05 PM PST by cajuncow

BOSTON (Associated Press) -- Once and possibly future Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says in a new book that President Barack Obama's international outreach efforts during his first year in office have been "kindling" to the "anti-American fires burning all across the globe."

In a wide-ranging policy book none-too-subtly titled "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness," Romney says the Democrat's efforts to reconcile with foreign powers, Muslims and others angered by President George W. Bush's administration have weakened the country's stature instead of enhancing it.

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1 posted on 03/02/2010 5:50:05 PM PST by cajuncow
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To: cajuncow

I WILL NEVER vote for Romney, NEVER!


2 posted on 03/02/2010 5:51:27 PM PST by WellyP
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To: cajuncow

Once again, Romney is late to the party. Obama’s apologies are old hat, but Romney now wants to take credit for the criticism.

What’s next the Romney sequel, “No bowing”?


3 posted on 03/02/2010 5:52:15 PM PST by DannyTN
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To: cajuncow
GOP's Mitt Romney, a potential FAILED presidential candidate, unveils a book critical of Obama

Don't run, Willard; you're not wanted.

4 posted on 03/02/2010 5:52:53 PM PST by South40 ("Islam has a long tradition of tolerance." ~Hussein Obama, June 4, 2009, Cairo, Egypt)
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To: cajuncow

I will be buying his book.

I’ve been reading it’s very substantive.


5 posted on 03/02/2010 5:52:58 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Of course you will...

You may as well be on his payroll.,

6 posted on 03/02/2010 5:54:46 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Osage Orange

No, I just call it as I see it.

I try to be objective and not to stretch things or read what’s not there.


7 posted on 03/02/2010 5:55:28 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Objective???

Interesting....considering your apparent blind following of Romney.

8 posted on 03/02/2010 5:57:04 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: cajuncow

I’m so glad that Palin’s (supposedly policy book) is coming out after Mittens....It will erase a lot out of our minds.


9 posted on 03/02/2010 5:57:09 PM PST by Bigtigermike (Loose lips sink ships, stay away RINO's)
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To: Osage Orange

I do not follow anyone blindly.

I have very good reasons for those I support, just like you.


10 posted on 03/02/2010 5:58:45 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: All

http://www.amazon.com/No-Apology-Case-American-Greatness/product-reviews/0312609809/ref=dp_top_cm_cr_acr_txt?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=1

look at these canned customer reviews.


11 posted on 03/02/2010 6:00:16 PM PST by Sybeck1 (POTUS : Punk of the United States)
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To: GOP_Lady
Like a horse with blinders on....you continue to worship Mitt Romney.

I don't expect to change your mind.

Good luck

12 posted on 03/02/2010 6:04:18 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: WellyP

I held my nose and voted for McCain.

Those days are over. If the RNC can’t put up a decent conservative candidate they won’t get my vote.

I won’t stay home, but I won’t vote for another RINO.


13 posted on 03/02/2010 6:05:23 PM PST by TSgt (RE-ELECT NOBODY - VOTE THEM ALL OUT!)
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To: cajuncow

Mitt can write a book critical of his mother if he wants to. How many times must we say we will not vote for him before he gets the message.


14 posted on 03/02/2010 6:05:39 PM PST by Venturer
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To: Osage Orange

Like I said, I have a reason for whom I support.

And right now, I believe that we need someone with both business and political experience in the White House.

I also believe it’s critical at this point.

Best to you as well.


15 posted on 03/02/2010 6:05:59 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Osage Orange; GOP_Lady
You may as well be on his payroll

You assume she isn't?

I wouldn't vote for Romney for anything, ever, even if he did pay me.

16 posted on 03/02/2010 6:06:21 PM PST by Graybeard58 ("0bama's not just stupid; He’s Jimmy Carter stupid”. - Don Imus)
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To: Graybeard58

I work for attorneys.

That’s the only payroll that I’m on.


17 posted on 03/02/2010 6:08:12 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: All
Book Review: Mitt Romney’s No Apology: The Case for American Greatness
18 posted on 03/02/2010 6:09:01 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: GOP_Lady
Tell me his business experience....I mean flesh it out for me.

Has he made payroll...actually RUN a business?

Tell me about his political experience....Was it right of center, or left of center?

19 posted on 03/02/2010 6:09:09 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Osage Orange
In a nutshell, he was the head of Bain Capital, which raised capital for businesses.

Business does not run on it's own — it needs capital.

I work for attorneys who put these types of deals together, and it just amazes me.

20 posted on 03/02/2010 6:11:32 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: cajuncow

Who cares - just a political puppet show for the ‘political sport fans’!


21 posted on 03/02/2010 6:12:20 PM PST by J Edgar
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To: Osage Orange
I'm not saying to anyone that Romney has to be your candidate, but rather simply stating why he is my candidate.
22 posted on 03/02/2010 6:12:47 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: cajuncow
Team Mitt Romneycare and the MSM worked to attack Gov. Palin
and her children – to throw the election to Obama.

America will NEVER forget what Mitt RomneyCARE and the MSM did.


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.

"Frum was indeed a critic of Palin, calling her nomination a "huge mistake" during an October 13 (2008, weeks before the election) Early Show appearance."


David Frum: "Two of our most plausible candidates for president in 2012 are leading Mormons: Mitt Romney and Utah governor Jon Huntsman."


David Frum: "I have a lot of regard for Mitt Romney as a man and politician… I will support him without qualm."


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."
"I’m told by very good sources that this was indeed the case and that a rift had developed, but it was between Palin’s 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 Romney’s 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 Wallace’s husband."


Kathleen Parker: "[I]t is increasingly clear that Palin is a problem." "Parker ... says something publicly that many of us have thought privately
but lacked the courage to say out loud - Palin should step down:"


"Kathleen Parker: After Interviews, Palin Should Bow Out"


Kathleen Parker: "Romney would bring more than squeaky clean qualifications
and youthful good looks to the ticket.
Romney would seem a logical choice."


"Parker: Romney raised bar on freedoms"
Kathleen Parker: "If Kennedy's speech was an important landmark in American political history,
Romney's was surpassing. With heartfelt humility and poetic eloquence,
he tracked the nation's struggle with and for freedom."


Staggering bigotry of Kathleen Parker - UPDATED"


Who benefits most from Sanford meltdown? Californian (that's right) Mitt Romney


"Peeking Out From the McCain Wreckage: Mitt Romney"

"Someone's got to say it: IS MITT ROMNEY RESPONSIBLE FOR OBAMA'S VICTORY?"

"Vanity: Team Romney Sabotaged Palin and Continuing to Do So?"

"Romney Supporters Trashing Palin"

"Romney advisors sniping at Palin?"


Poor sport spoiler Romney attacked other GOP candidates:

Novak: "Fred Thompson drop-out rumors traced to Romney campaign"

Said Novak: "The rumors were traced in part to Mitt Romney's campaign,
trying to stir up strife between McCain and Thompson
."

"Despite outspending his rivals by huge margins throughout the primaries,
(Mitt Romney, Carpetbagger UT,CA,MA,NH,Mexico) lost Iowa, 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.
(W)hen (Romney's early leads) 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."

[Romney: A Mistake for McCain, 7/23/2008, Dick Morris]



23 posted on 03/02/2010 6:15:12 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: WellyP
WellyP has it nailed right from the get/go....

No to Mitt... Never!

24 posted on 03/02/2010 6:16:50 PM PST by pointsal ( try MagicJack if you have had enough of Verizon)
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To: GOP_Lady
You don't shrink when faced with adversity, and some pretty rude comments directed towards you. For that you're to be commended.
I think Romney's probably a nice guy, though a political hypocrite and opportunist. You see a man who has earnestly changed his outlook on matters.
America - Ya gotta love it!

Aside: It astounds me that no pundit or pol has spoken out on the eerie similarity of our nation today and as it was in the last decade of the 18 century. Thomas Jefferson, and the republicans, voiced very like protestations, of federal usurpation of power from the States and disregard for our Constitution, that we hear presently.

25 posted on 03/02/2010 6:18:38 PM PST by jla
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To: GOP_Lady
Another thing...on a laundry list of things that are negative for Mr. Romney.

IF, the RNC decides that it's Romney's "turn"....IMO, you will see a near historic cry against the RNC..and it's leadership.

If you want total chaos in the GOP in this country...then continue to support the old GOP guard.

I don't know who should run at this point...but I know it's not McCain, Romney, Pawlenty, Huckaby or Jeb Bush.

26 posted on 03/02/2010 6:18:52 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: GOP_Lady
So...your saying he's worked for a business.

Great..me too. But that doesn't say he's got real business experience...Making payroll, hiring, firing...etc.

In fact...Mr. Romney has some experience at taking businesses down...Now isn't that right?

27 posted on 03/02/2010 6:21:57 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: GOP_Lady
Seems that's your whole focus here......

Maybe I'm wrong.......

28 posted on 03/02/2010 6:23:13 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Osage Orange

He was the CO-FOUNDER of Bain Capital.


29 posted on 03/02/2010 6:24:40 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: jla

Please point out the specific “pretty rude comments”.


30 posted on 03/02/2010 6:25:50 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: cajuncow

Mit Rumney, surefire way for a Obammy second term.

This guy I cannot even consider holding my nose to vote for and I personally WON’T


31 posted on 03/02/2010 6:26:41 PM PST by jedi150
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To: GOP_Lady

So answer the questions.........


32 posted on 03/02/2010 6:28:32 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Osage Orange

You know Romney’s scheme.

The workers lost their health insurance in Romney
taxovers, so then predator parasite Mitt RomneyCARE
imposed RomneyCARE (=ObamaCARE) so the taxpayers
would have to pay for the “rape” of the companies
which Romney took into his own pocket.

Romney and Obama should be indicted under RICO.


33 posted on 03/02/2010 6:28:34 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Osage Orange

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mitt_Romney#cite_note-24


34 posted on 03/02/2010 6:28:56 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: cajuncow

What a refreshing change it would be for some freeper to buy the book, read the whole thing, and actually talk about the ideas presented in the book in a factual and reasonable way, pro and con, rather than, well, rather than what you already see going on.


35 posted on 03/02/2010 6:30:43 PM PST by Grig
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Astonishing! Too bad I could not care less about Mitt Romney or anything he has to say. Typical GOP trash.


36 posted on 03/02/2010 6:32:26 PM PST by chris37
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To: GOP_Lady
Explain to me, and others..what exactly Mr Romney did at Bain Capital.

Because I know that would be very interesting to hear....

37 posted on 03/02/2010 6:34:59 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Osage Orange

Feck off. I’m not playing your sophomoric games.


38 posted on 03/02/2010 6:36:43 PM PST by jla
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To: GOP_Lady
Actually Romney is not what most of us would call high on political experience. Romney has run for office a lot, and he has spent a vast fortune on trying to get people to vote for him but he only won one of those elections and then he did a lousy job in office, leaving with a dismal 34% approval rate.

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39 posted on 03/02/2010 6:36:54 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: cajuncow

“Romney’s 323-page tome is less personality-driven than Palin’s book”

That is good to hear. If Willard’s book was “personality-driven”, it would be 323 blank pages.


40 posted on 03/02/2010 6:37:32 PM PST by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Grig
SHAPESHIFITING PLAGIARISM DEPT:
Mitt RomneyCARE did not write his book. ROTFLOL.

“Nina Easton helped Romney with book (No fact checks by AP)
Nina Easton, Fortune's Washington bureau chief and a Fox News regular, helped out Mitt
Romney on his new book that hits shelves today, "No Apology: The Case for American Greatness." That's according to the book's acknowledgements, where Romney writes she
"advised me on ways to make the message of what I had written more clear and
compelling."
Should a political analyst and journalist be helping out a former (and future?) presidential candidate with his book? Boston Globe correspondent Sasha Issenberg reached out to
Easton and looked at whether there's any conflict given her role as political analyst, along
with the fact that her husband Russ Schrifer worked on Romney's campaign. “

41 posted on 03/02/2010 6:37:42 PM PST by Diogenesis ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." --Thomas Jefferson)
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To: jla
Feck off. I’m not playing your sophomoric games.

Well bless your little heart....

I'm obviously over matched here...

42 posted on 03/02/2010 6:38:36 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: cajuncow

What get to me is how the media treats this rino. With kid gloves! Once again, trying to impose their candidate on us conservatives.


43 posted on 03/02/2010 6:40:45 PM PST by ABQHispConservative (A good Blue Dog is an unelected Blue Dog. Ditto Rino's!)
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To: Grig

Rather than attack freerepublic, why not just make your sales pitch for Romney.


44 posted on 03/02/2010 6:41:02 PM PST by ansel12 (Social liberal politicians in the GOP are easy for the left to turn, why is that?)
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To: cajuncow

I just wish he’d go away. Even Nobama could beat him in ‘012.


45 posted on 03/02/2010 6:42:35 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Osage Orange
You have the whole WWW in front of you.

I’ll get you started:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bain_Capital

46 posted on 03/02/2010 6:45:28 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Osage Orange

Straight from the source:

http://www.baincapital.com/


47 posted on 03/02/2010 6:47:24 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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To: Grig
What a refreshing change it would be for some freeper to buy the book, read the whole thing, and actually talk about the ideas presented in the book in a factual and reasonable way, pro and con, rather than, well, rather than what you already see going on.

If Obama was coming out with a book....would you be saying the same thing?

48 posted on 03/02/2010 6:49:18 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: GOP_Lady
Obviously you really don't know what Bain Capital was all about...or what Mr. Romney did there...OR, you are attempting to deflect.

Funny...how that's a repeating MO with you and others that defend Romney.

49 posted on 03/02/2010 6:52:58 PM PST by Osage Orange (A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity. - Sigmund Freud)
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To: Osage Orange
You wanted to know about Bain Capital, so I sent you a link to their web page. Just as my law firm has a page, it says exactly what is done.
50 posted on 03/02/2010 6:54:08 PM PST by GOP_Lady
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