Skip to comments.Romney's $10,000 bet highlights personal wealth (RINO Romney is toast; Peggy Noonan deeply saddened)
Posted on 12/10/2011 9:34:14 PM PST by jimbo123
He could have bet a beer. Or maybe a steak dinner.
But during a heated dispute with Rick Perry during Saturday night's debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Mitt Romney extended his right hand and asked the Texas governor if he'd wager $10,000 to settle a dispute over his healthcare record. The rich bet instantly provided Romney's opponents with new ammunition for their charge that he's out of touch with middle-class America.
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He’s done? I hope so. Maybe we can stop supporting the not-Romney candidate and support a conservative.
...........if he’d wager $10,000 to settle a dispute ........
And that’s what the MSM is going to distribute????
Yeah, real balanced reporting!
Rove is crying himself to sleep.
“....he’s out of touch with middle-class America.”
How true. But the sad part is that he would still make an infinitely better president than the Kenyan presently is. It just shows how deep in trouble this country really is.
This is America, it is not a crime to have money or be wealthy.
Unlike Obozo’s half million dollar Hawaiian vacations funded by taxpayers, atleast Romney is spending his own money.
Not sure if thats a good thing or not, a competent statist isn't necessarily more desirable then an incompetent one.
But the sad part is that he would still make an infinitely better president than the Kenyan presently is.Really? What would be the effective difference between Romney and Obama? Both Romney and Obama delivered a reorganization of the health-care sector in the form of state supervision supported by new rules, new taxes, exchanges, and mandates. Only RomneyCare has a public option, something Obama was never able to deliver, so of the two of them Romney is the more progressive.
Not sure if thats a good thing or not, a competent statist isn't necessarily more desirable then an incompetent one.ftw!
Perry was steady and strong. He came across as a very humble leader. Romney was really weak and jumpy. Newt was the same pompous and angry grandpa. Bachman was still the teacher who makes noise writing on the chalkboard. Santorum was much more positive than ever before, and did not complain or gripe. Ron Paul as good as always, minus his looney stance on National Security and Foreign Policy.
Even ABC’s pundits saw it as a gigantic fauxpas. When MSM steps off the Mitt bandwagon it says a lot.
If Romney had said, “I’ll bet you a 6-pack of Yuengling,” he could have come off like a regular Joe - - you know, like when John Kerry asked, “Is this where I get one of them there huntin’ licenses?” (By the way, the guy at Mort’s Kosher Deli answered Kerry, “Uhh... No.”)
Whatever you think of Romney, you cannot convince me that he wants the destruction of this nation that Obama wants.
Whatever you think of Romney, you cannot convince me that he wants the destruction of this nation that Obama wants.Yes, because Romney doesn't have that much imagination. He would destroy our country through his well-intentioned progressive policies like RomneyCare, with its new rules, new taxes, its exchanges, and its mandates.
But this 10K bet thing just cooked his goose. He's done, because the MSM is going to sing about it for weeks.
Newt was his usual arrogant self, Paul was level-headed for a change, Bachmann remained irrelevant, as did Santorum. Perry looked kinda good -- at least the most genuine of the bunch. Too bad he doesn't have a chance at this point.
How could we let ourselves get to this point in the election cycle with only these dopes?
Where is the Tea Party? What the hell happened?
"Conservatives didn't hold back on jokes directed at the wealthy Romney. Jonah Goldberg of the National Review tweeted that "Romney promises that his butler will 'personally deliver' $10,000 check if he loses," which was quickly retweeted by RedState's Erick Erickson.
Jonathan Martin, who covers the GOP race for Politico, also pounced. "Who among us doesn't wager $10K at a time?" he tweeted." - Link
One day a highway patrolman pulled him over for speeding down I40 in Tennessee to make a business meeting. When the cop walked up to his car he rolled down the window and said ... "Hurry up, I've got somewhere to be!" :)
It's stories like this that, to me, describe what once was the American spirit.
I agree, but perception is everything these days.
If I had been Romney I would have bet Perry a New England Lobster/Clam Bake versus a Texas barbecue with all the trimmings.
It would have been funny and shown class.
But he thought of the first thing that came into his head....money.
With me....it's food. LOL
>>But this 10K bet thing just cooked his goose.<<
Totally agree. That was some DUMB move on his part.
I don’t even think that he will be considered for the VP spot by any one of the remaining candidates. He showed himself as a little rich and spoiled brat.
I think he will cry himself to sleep tonight.
“Where is the Tea Party? What the Hell Happened?”
Um, Sarah didn’t run. That’s what happened.
Because these dopes, as you call them, showed the courage to stand up!
Gutless wonders and quitters like Sarah Palin chose not to engage.
I try very hard not to blame Sarah for the disaster that has become the Republican primary race. But it is not easy sometimes. I wonder if she has regrets now.
My thoughts exactly. This election year looks like one depressing march toward Obama's second term.
I have no one to support. What a pathetic bunch of candidates. The DNC couldn't have done a better job selecting our primary challengers.
None of us will ever have any idea what Mitt Romney is really trying to accomplish.
Clearly he has an agenda but he is not ever going to tell us regular folk what it is.
And that is the end of RINO Romney.
...and the worst part is that when he wins, he will think it was because people like him. I already want to hurl just thinking about it.
The bottom line is that tonight's debate will cause no movement toward Perry, Santorum, or Bachmann, nor will it change anyone's opinion regarding Mitt or Newt.
Therefore Newt won.
The tea party movement is progressing just fine, it is just succeeding more slowly than some folks might want. (Also, some people are declaring the tea party finished just because they want it to be finished.)
Herman Cain was buoyed by the tea party movement but failed to rise to the occasion. The same is true for Michele Bachmann.
We could never have expected to clear out the RINOs and bring some new face all the way to the White House in just two election cycles. It would have been nice, and it wasn't impossible, but we had no reason to expect it and the fact it didn't happen is no reason to count the tea party movement out.
That’s got to be some kind of record for being a moron.
The only thing that causes movement in the GOP is scandals. Newt's scandals are aplenty, but time has given him a pass.
Scandals are mostly perpetrated by the MSM. That crap doesn't seem to happen on the Dem side -- hum, wonder why?
I won't mind if Newt wins the presidency, but I don't have much confidence he can win the general. It's not like he has a groundswell of support, regardless of what the polls say. People are picking him because there isn't anyone else to get behind.
There's a lot more to the tea party movement than Sarah.
Rand Paul, Marco Rubio, Paul Johnson, Mike Lee, Scott Walker, etc., etc.
We just have to keep at it.
And imperfect candidates such as Herman Cain proved not to be up to the task.
It is extraordinarily difficult to run for President as a grassroots conservative. That's why we need to be cultivating our up-and-coming talent now.
We can create a groundswell of support for Newt once he wins the nomination.
All we need to do is list Obama's numerous major flaws to America and tell briefly how Newt will in each instance be better.
Piece of cake.
Huh? What the heck is that? Government funds going into Obama's campaign stash?
Good list though -- thanks for posting it.
But Obama will be giving out free pie.
I don't think Romney wants to destroy this country, but I do think he Romney is absolutely correct when he says the biggest difference between him and Obama is competence.
My fear, is that many of Obamas disastrous policies, if implemented by Romney, could become far more dangerous. Romneys motivations may not be malevolent, but his ability to carry out plans of Obamas policies, are still more dangerous.
Literally, our tax dollars at work.
—> Taxes ->
| Federal employee gross salary ->
| deduct taxes ->
| net pay ->
<— campaign for Obama to increase Taxes...
But it says US Dept of State -- so it came from that agency. Not from the federal employees' private contributions. At least that's how I read it.
How is a US FedGov agency allowed to make political contributions? Anyone?
No, as opensecrets.org describes FEC regs on their site:
“This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2012 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate , rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Because of contribution limits, organizations that bundle together many individual contributions are often among the top donors to presidential candidates. These contributions can come from the organization’s members or employees (and their families). The organization may support one candidate, or hedge its bets by supporting multiple candidates. Groups with national networks of donors - like EMILY’s List and Club for Growth - make for particularly big bundlers.”
Ahh, thank you for the explanation.
this remind me of an answer provided by john mccain, that Americans were not willing to take a $50/hr job
Start with A-G Holder, or perhaps you think the agenda he is implementing is not that big a deal.
Major screw up.
It is rather disconcerting that America is going the same path as Europe where the poor and the lazy are encouraged to resentful and hateful towards people who made their own fortune while the aristocrats and bureaucrats enjoy their secluded lifestyle.
This is not the American way but obozo and the msm are determined to change it.
Who wouldn’t bet $10,000 if they knew it was a sure bet? This is so lame, but this is the type of media we have these days and some of you are making it way too easy for the media to take down these republican candidates. so Romney has money, big deal, so do a lot of other people, since when is it a sin to be rich?
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