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Should We Worry That Mitt Romney Hasnít Been Fully Vetted?
Red State ^ | today | Brookhaven

Posted on 01/17/2012 9:04:37 AM PST by Brookhaven

It’s only in the last few weeks that people have started to examine Mitt Romney in detail, despite the fact that he has been running for president for five years.

For the first time, people are starting to discuss the specifics of what he did at Bain.

After 5 years of running for president, the question of why Mitt Romney has never released any of his tax returns has finally been raised. Releasing your tax returns is pro forma for most candidates–no big deal. Mitt Romney seems to be protecting his tax return information like a bulldog protecting a bone.

The GOP candidates have been debating constantly since May of 2011, yet it wasn’t until January of 2012 that someone asked specific, probing questions about Romney’s time as governor of Massachusetts. Other than RomneyCare, what does the average voter know about what Mitt Romney did as governor? Really, what? Name one thing you know Romney did as governor other than sign RomneyCare into law.

The main argument for nominating Mitt Romney is that he is the most electable candidate. But, part of being the most electable means there are no ticking time bombs in your past. In other words, you’ve been fully vetted.

One of Mitt Romney’s primary campaign strategies seems to be to avoid the vetting process at all cost. The phrase “Mittness Protection Program” is a joke, but it represents an underlying truth: Mitt Romney has tried to keep anyone from learning too much about him. He has refused to release his records, holds highly orchestrated public appearances that–like President Obama’s–seem to cross the line from orchestrated to scripted, and he has avoided interviews (at least the ones where he would receive tough questions) to the point that interviewers started to point out on their shows that they could get every GOP candidate but Mitt Romney to come on for an interview.

Whether there are any ticking time bombs in Romney’s past is unknown at this point, because his past hasn’t been fully vetted. One thing we do know for sure: we need to find out now, not wait until after he’s nominated. Because, you can rest assured that whatever Mitt Romney may be keeping undercover by hindering the vetting process now certainly will come out after he secures the GOP nomination, and it will be used by the Democrats to attack Mitt Romney in the general election.


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: gop; inman; romney; zots4romneybots
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1 posted on 01/17/2012 9:04:41 AM PST by Brookhaven
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To: maggief; STARWISE

Do you think it’s time to release the information you found yesterday?

April is a long way off. IMO WIllard needs to answer questions about the meaning of the word “left” now.


2 posted on 01/17/2012 9:09:19 AM PST by hoosiermama
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To: Brookhaven

I’m sure the DNCmedia will take care of the vetting once the rest of the unchosen are gone. They will supply all the fake but accurate info the people need in order to elect hussein.


3 posted on 01/17/2012 9:09:44 AM PST by shelterguy
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To: Brookhaven

No worry, the democrats will do it in time for the election.


4 posted on 01/17/2012 9:11:33 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: All

Folks, it ain’t gonna be Hussein.
America voted for what they hoped would be a new chapter in race-relations last time....
This time, a white guy not named “Hussein” is gonna win in a landslide.


5 posted on 01/17/2012 9:11:43 AM PST by Maverick68
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To: Brookhaven
Should We Worry That Mitt Romney Hasn’t Been Fully Vetted?

No worries - Barack Obama wasn't vetted much at all and that's turned out just hunkey dorey. /S

6 posted on 01/17/2012 9:11:52 AM PST by MissMagnolia (Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid (Reagan).)
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To: Brookhaven
Republicans cannot credibly run on repealing Obamacare with Romney as the nominee.

Romney Gives Mass. Health Reform an 'A' (in July, 2009)


"The portrait depicts the governor seated at the front edge of his desk wearing his trademark business suit. Beside him is a small framed photo of his wife, Ann, and ... [wait for it] ... a copy of the health care reform law he called his greatest achievement.

7 posted on 01/17/2012 9:12:14 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Brookhaven

Nobody wants to look at their own chosen candidate and some of the big ones have big flaws that will come out.


8 posted on 01/17/2012 9:13:26 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Brookhaven

Since ‘O’ got into office without any vetting, it is by now an archaic practice and moot point!


9 posted on 01/17/2012 9:13:47 AM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: Brookhaven

Well, they never vetted the illegitimate bisexual marxist Kenyan Muslim, because that would have been racist.

What excuse are they offering for not vetting Willard the Liberal?


10 posted on 01/17/2012 9:14:46 AM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: Servant of the Cross

And Gingrich will take a beating in the green energy scam.


11 posted on 01/17/2012 9:16:37 AM PST by cripplecreek (Stand with courage or shut up and do as you're told.)
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To: Maverick68

Axelrod’s strategy is to have two, possibly three, white guys in the race not named ‘Hussein’. He’s tipped his hand, but there’s not much we can do to stop him. If we end up w one very strong candidate and one or two weak hangers on, we might still win. But when it’s one of theirs versus two or three of ours, the struggle is uphill all the way.


12 posted on 01/17/2012 9:20:14 AM PST by Fantasywriter
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To: Servant of the Cross

I’ve wondered why there is a painting inside that painting of Mitt Romney. It’s odd; nobody paints a painting inside a painting of someone. Then it suddenly became obvious why it’s there:

The painting in the background forms a halo around Mitt Romney’s head.

A square halo, but none the less a halo.


13 posted on 01/17/2012 9:21:08 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Brookhaven
If we can't even trust Romney to do something as basic and obvious as releasing his tax returns during our primaries... how in the world are we supposed to trust him in something as crucial as repealing Obamacare?...
14 posted on 01/17/2012 9:24:18 AM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: Brookhaven; ellery
I’ve wondered why there is a painting inside that painting of Mitt Romney. It’s odd; nobody paints a painting inside a painting of someone.

Romney looks like the picture that comes with the frame.

The plastic portrait of health care “reformer”.
[Please check out post #10 of this thread. I found this hilarious. FReeperdom once again always out front of the regular media. Ellery, where are you?]

15 posted on 01/17/2012 9:26:03 AM PST by Servant of the Cross (the Truth will set you free)
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To: Brookhaven; All

Now that they’ve got the refusal to release his tax returns - slam dunk him in the next debate with THIS question - which no one seems to realize.

“Why did you spend $100,000 to bury your official records as governor?” And bring out that that is an unprecedented action.

“What are you not proud of, Governor? Don’t you think the American people have a right to know what you did in the governors office before they elect you to the highest office in the land?”

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/06/us-usa-campaign-romney-computers-idUSTRE7B500X20111206

let’s sent this info to EVERYone - and see who will air it - RUSH, Hannity, Drudge, Bret Baier, - write a short letter to your local editors with just the simple few lines that will catch peoples eye and, being short, they will take the time to read. (too late to get into SC papers - write to the Florida papers all over the state.


16 posted on 01/17/2012 9:27:56 AM PST by maine-iac7 (A prudent man foreseeth the evil,... but the simple pass on, and are punished. Prov 23:3 KJV)
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To: Brookhaven

Paging Dan Rather - please pick up the white phone.


17 posted on 01/17/2012 9:29:58 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Qbert
If we can't even trust Romney to do something as basic and obvious as releasing his tax returns during our primaries... how in the world are we supposed to trust him in something as crucial as repealing Obamacare?...

Um, Gingrich and Perry couldn't even perform the relatively simple task of getting their names on all the state ballots, "how in the world are we supposed to trust him in something as crucial as repealing Obamacare?..."

18 posted on 01/17/2012 9:30:11 AM PST by Prokopton
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To: Prokopton

Ronald Reagan couldn’t even perform the relatively simple task of getting his name on all the state ballots in 1980, “how in the world are we supposed to trust him in something as crucial as...”

Things seem to have worked out pretty well with Reagan, despite the problems he had getting on all 50 state ballots in 1980.


19 posted on 01/17/2012 9:33:54 AM PST by Brookhaven (Mitt Romney has been consistent since he changed his mind.)
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To: Servant of the Cross

20 posted on 01/17/2012 9:36:20 AM PST by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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