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Romney on Perry turf assails ‘career politicians’
BYU ^ | August 30, 2011 | AP

Posted on 08/30/2011 12:19:53 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

Edited on 08/30/2011 3:37:36 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney castigated “career politicians” Tuesday as he tried to distinguish himself from chief rival Rick Perry while on the governor’s home turf in Texas.

“I am a conservative businessman. I spent most of my life outside of politics, dealing with real problems in the real economy,” Romney said told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in San Antonio. “Career politicians got us into this mess and they simply don’t know how to get us out.”


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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gopprimary; nationaldefense; perry; perry2012; vfwconvention
August 30, 2011 - Raleigh, N.C. – If there was any question that Rick Perry is the new Republican presidential frontrunner before now, PPP’s latest poll of South Carolina confirms it.

If the Republican Presidential race came down to just Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, who would you vote for?

Rick Perry ....................................................... 59%

Mitt Romney.................................................... 28%

Not sure .......................................................... 13%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/PPP_Release_SC_08301023.pdf

1 posted on 08/30/2011 12:19:59 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Apparantly North Carolina is full of RINO’s.


2 posted on 08/30/2011 12:24:59 PM PDT by Grunthor (Perry.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Oh, please, Romney only got to where he is because of his daddy politician.


3 posted on 08/30/2011 12:26:29 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Something about career politicians, pots, and kettles comes to mind.


4 posted on 08/30/2011 12:27:18 PM PDT by Ingtar (Together we go broke (from a Pookie18 post))
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Romney is seeking to paint himself as the outsider — even though he’s essentially been running for president since 2006.

You would think he had learned that people really don't want him as president.

5 posted on 08/30/2011 12:28:06 PM PDT by Rudder (The Main Stream Media is Our Enemy---get used to it.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

What business was/is Romney in?


6 posted on 08/30/2011 12:29:43 PM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: dfwgator; All
Gov. Rick Perry Speech to National VFW; Gives Special Salute to Heroes of Vietnam - 8/29/11
7 posted on 08/30/2011 12:31:28 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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8 posted on 08/30/2011 12:31:53 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Gov. Sarah Palin. What'll you do?)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
"Well Mitt, I am really pleased to know you are a solid conservative businessman who knows how to create jobs in the private sector, because as the executive of Massachusetts you were very weak on job creation and quite the liberal. Maybe you need to keep creating those jobs as a businessman."

All that said, what can Mitt say, it's his only angle.

9 posted on 08/30/2011 12:32:20 PM PDT by normy (Don't take it personally, just take it seriously.)
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Santorum Takes PA Victory Lap; Slams Perry
10 posted on 08/30/2011 12:34:09 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

a case of the pot calling the kettle black


11 posted on 08/30/2011 12:36:36 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: TexasCajun
Bain Capital
12 posted on 08/30/2011 12:40:45 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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“I am a conservative businessman. I spent most of my life outside of politics, dealing with real problems in the real economy,” Romney said told the Veterans of Foreign Wars annual convention in San Antonio. “Career politicians got us into this mess and they simply don’t know how to get us out.”

Guess he can classify himself as an outsider as the voters denied his bid for the US Senate. And once again the voters denied his campaign bid (2007-2008) for the GOP nomination for President.

And currently Mitt does not seem to be doing well in his current bid (2010-2011) for the GOP nomination for President.

Thus, because the voters denied Mitt his sought after offices can he now state he is not a career politician.

Guess his continuing 'flip-flop' carries over to his logic. ;)

13 posted on 08/30/2011 12:44:57 PM PDT by Stand Watch Listen (The 'Land of Opportunity'... NOW BECOMING... The 'Land of Entitlements'!!!)
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Here is how Obama and his minions have it planned -- Conservatives are extreme radical religious fanatics, hate-filled nuts deeply bent on further tearing the tatted social fabric of the nation -- attacking a president who sought to bring people together (and that Obama's approach to governing - seeking national unity -- has left him weak).

Ass-backwards.

14 posted on 08/30/2011 12:56:10 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Stand Watch Listen

Politics just isn’t his strong suit.

Wanting to be as good as his dad seems to be his motivation.


15 posted on 08/30/2011 12:59:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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16 posted on 08/30/2011 1:21:01 PM PDT by pburgh01
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To: TexasCajun

He was in the Taxpayer Mooching business of the Olympics I think


17 posted on 08/30/2011 1:33:12 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: TexasCajun

Romney was a business consultant and venture capitalist. he was a good one, made a lot of $, as its bankrolled his political career.

We need more real-world folks and less career politicians in the mix. Too bad Romney is a limp-noodle RINO, trumps the resume. NO go. Someone with his profile and Cain’s positions would be great. ... oh wait, that’s Cain himself!


18 posted on 08/30/2011 1:44:32 PM PDT by WOSG (Cut the spending!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Romney of course would have been a career politician if he had been able to win more of his races.


19 posted on 08/30/2011 1:58:23 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The part time marxists like Romney are far superior! /s/


20 posted on 08/30/2011 2:56:55 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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